Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019

  • Selected Metal (Fe, Cu and Zn) Levels in Fish and Water at Abaya and Chamo Rift Valley Lakes

    Dugasa Gerenfes, Endale Teju, Tesfahun Kebede

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 17-27
    Received: 18 January 2019
    Accepted: 9 May 2019
    Published: 24 June 2019
    Abstract: Samples of fish organs and water were collected from three sampling sites of Lakes Chamo and Abaya. A procedure consuming 12 mL mixture of HNO3-H2O2 for gill, kidney, liver and 1:2.5 mL mixture of HNO3-HCl for water samples for digestion of was developed. Concentrations of three metals in water and their accumulation in Tilapia (Oreochromis nilotic... Show More
  • Evaluation of OGI (CORN CARAMEL) from Maize and Sorghum for Isolation and Characterisation of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)

    Akin-Osanaiye Bukola Catherine, Kamalu Ikechukwu Okechi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 28-34
    Received: 15 April 2019
    Accepted: 2 June 2019
    Published: 29 June 2019
    Abstract: Isolation and characterisation of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) associated with the fermentation of maize and sorghum for the production of ogi were evaluated for the development of starter cultures. Changes in pH and LAB counts were investigated during the cereal based-product fermentation. A decrease in pH was observed during the natural fermentatio... Show More