African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5128

Full Length Research Paper

Shelf stability of processed cocoyam flour during storage at room temperature (28.0 ± 2°C) for a period of four months

G. I. Okwu
  • G. I. Okwu
  • Department of Microbiology, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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A. R. Akpe
  • A. R. Akpe
  • Department of Microbiology, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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A. A. Osawaru
  • A. A. Osawaru
  • Department of Microbiology, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 18 August 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 December 2020
  •  Published: 30 June 2021


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