American Journal of BioScience

Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019

  • Growth Performance, Metabolic Efficiency and Nutrient Utilization of BALB/C Mice Fed with Diet Made from Leftovers from Cocos nucifera Pulp

    Omondi Gilbert Ouma, Malala Joel Bonface, Msanzu Joseph Baya, Anjili Christopher Omukhango, Gicharu Gibson Kamau, Huxley Makonde Mae, Chimbevo Lenny Mwagandi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 25 January 2018
    Accepted: 5 September 2018
    Published: 27 February 2019
    Abstract: Shortage of animal feeds as a result of increased demand and competition for scarcely available animal feeds has led to drastic decrease in animal production globally. In Kenya, utilization of various plant parts including leaves, fruits and bark of various plantations is taking center stage. Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) a member of the pulp famil... Show More
  • Incidence and Prevalence of Coffee wilt Disease (Gibberella xylarioides) and Its Impact on the Rural Livelihoods in Western Guji Zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Afrasa Mulatu, Diriba Shanko

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 7-15
    Received: 8 January 2019
    Accepted: 13 February 2019
    Published: 12 March 2019
    Abstract: The current research work was accompanied by the disease sample collection, isolation and identification of the causal agents involved in the coffee tree death complexes and evaluate the incidence and prevalence of coffee wilt disease (CWD) thereby evaluating the impact of the CWD on the livelihood of the coffee farmers in western Guji zone. The cu... Show More
  • Isolation and Characterization of Cellulase-producing Bacteria from Sugar Industry Waste

    Farjana Islam, Narayan Roy

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 16-24
    Received: 29 January 2019
    Accepted: 8 March 2019
    Published: 29 March 2019
    Abstract: Cellulases are inducible enzymes that are synthesized by a large number of microorganisms during their growth on cellulosic materials. This study focuses on the isolation and screening of cellulase-producing bacteria from sugar industry waste (molasses) and characterization by morphological and biochemical analysis. Further, purification of cellula... Show More
  • Hematological Parameters and Serum Biochemistry of Clarias gariepinus Juveniles Exposed to Vestaline® (Pendimethalin) Herbicide

    Odo Joel Inya, Amuta Elizabeth, Umeh Ebele, Azua Emmanuel, Odo Edna

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 25-30
    Received: 13 June 2018
    Accepted: 7 July 2018
    Published: 13 April 2019
    Abstract: The study was carried out to determine the effects of sub lethal concentrations of vestaline® (pendimethalin) herbicide to haematological and serum biochemistry of juveniles of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) using static bioassays. The toxicity was carried out using 180 healthy and active fish of mean weight of 27.97±0.03 g which were divided... Show More