American Journal of BioScience

Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016

  • Isolation and Identification of Local Ethanol Tolerant Yeast Populating Distillation and Milling Sites in Nigeria

    Gidado Rose Suniso Maxwell, Etim Veronica Archibong, Nweke Ogechi, Iloh Andrew Chibuzor, Isu Rosemary Nennaya, Solomon Bamidele Ogbe

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 58-63
    Received: 25 April 2016
    Accepted: 25 August 2016
    Published: 12 September 2016
    Abstract: Two yeast strains referred to as OY and SY were isolated and characterised from local distillery and cereal milling sites. Isolation was done using potato dextrose media supplemented with 0.2% chloramphenicol. Morphological and biochemical results together with the rDNA internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) were identified as Pichia kudriavzevii... Show More
  • Responsiveness of Total Plasma Protein After Administration of Some Toxic Heavy Metals in an Indian Teleost (Clarias batrachus L.)

    Abhijit Panigrahi, Asok Dasmahapatra, Ajit Kumar Medda

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 64-73
    Received: 9 June 2016
    Accepted: 24 June 2016
    Published: 15 November 2016
    Abstract: Heavy metals of acetate salts of lead, zinc, copper and mercury cause serious toxic effects on protein biosynthesis. These metal salts reduce the plasma protein content. A dose-response relationship is found to occur in this blood parameter in the experimental fish in comparison to the control group of fishes. Both groups are fed. Higher dose of th... Show More