American Journal of Life Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017

  • Physiological Health Criteria for Pyrethriod Insecticide: A Pre-test Study with Guinea Pigs

    Felicia Ngozi Okoh, Oliver Onyemaeze Odikamnoro, Joy Ihuoma Nzei, Ikem Chris Okoye, Fabian Chukwuzubelu Okafor

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 97-102
    Received: 6 May 2017
    Accepted: 18 May 2017
    Published: 7 July 2017
    Abstract: A study of the use of lambdacyhalothrin (pyrethroid insecticide) treated curtains, mats and blankets as an alternative strategy to insecticide treated bed net for malaria control, was undertaken from 2003 to 2004 in Oruku – a sub-urban community in Nkanu East Local Government, very near Enugu in Enugu state of Nigeria. Prior to the village study, a... Show More
  • Sperm Supply from the Testes to the Seminal Vesicle over Consecutive Matings in the Sweetpotato Weevil, Cylas formicarius (FABRICIUS) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

    Satoshi Hiroyoshi, Gadi V. P. Reddy, Tsuguo Kohama

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 103-107
    Received: 6 June 2017
    Accepted: 21 June 2017
    Published: 18 July 2017
    Abstract: The sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius, stores free sperm in both the testes and the seminal vesicle, even though the primary function of the testes is sperm production. Here, it was investigated sperm storage in the testes in relation to mating frequency. In particular, it was examined the effect of the positional relationship between the teste... Show More
  • Immunotoxic and Genotoxic Effects of Arsenic and Ameliorative Potential of Quercetin and Probiotics in Wistar Rat

    Abeer Saeed Alahmari, Khadiga Gamal Eldeen Adham, Ahmad Rashed Alhimaidi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 108-115
    Received: 8 July 2017
    Accepted: 17 July 2017
    Published: 11 August 2017
    Abstract: Arsenic is a significant environmental public health concern. The aim of the present study is to investigate the possible immunotoxic and genotoxic roles of arsenic and the ameliorative effects of quercetin and probiotics as natural antioxidants. This study was performed on male adult Wistar rats divided into six groups: control, NaAsO2-treated, qu... Show More