American Journal of Life Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015

  • Antibacterial Activity of Mentha pulegium L. from Turkey

    Murat Aycan, Mustafa Yildiz, Selcen Darcin, Kenan Tunc, Aysegul Hos, Elif Dundar

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 383-386
    Received: 21 October 2015
    Accepted: 29 October 2015
    Published: 2 December 2015
    Abstract: In this research, the antibacterial activity of crude extracts obtained from leaves of pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.) plant against Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 and Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228 was investigated. Acetone and methanol were used as chemical solvents to prepar... Show More
  • Physicochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization of Yeast Extract Powder After the Biofield Energy Treatment

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Khemraj Bairwa, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 387-394
    Received: 24 October 2015
    Accepted: 3 November 2015
    Published: 21 December 2015
    Abstract: Yeast extract powder (YE powder) is particularly used in culture media for the cultivation of microorganisms found in milk or other dairy products. The present study was intended to explore the influence of biofield energy treatment on the physicochemical and spectral properties of YE powder. The study was accomplished in two groups; first group wa... Show More
  • Cytoprotective Effects of Ethanolic Extract of Vernonium amygdalina Leaves on Alloxan Induced Hepato-Toxicity in Albino Wistar Rats

    Peter A. I., Azu O. O., Edagha I. A.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 395-401
    Received: 29 September 2015
    Accepted: 19 October 2015
    Published: 22 December 2015
    Abstract: This study was designed to investigate the cytoprotective effects of ethanolic extract of Vernonium amygadlina leaves on Alloxan induced hepato-toxicity in albino Wistar rats. A total of forty (45) male Wister Albino rats weighing between 130g to 200g were obtained from the animal house of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calaba... Show More
  • Microbiological Quality and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Isolates from Fish and Poultry Feeds

    Ifeanyi O. C. Obiajuru, Chidinma A. Ikpeama, Immaculata O. Uduchi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 402-407
    Received: 25 November 2015
    Accepted: 15 December 2015
    Published: 4 January 2016
    Abstract: The microbiological quality and antibiotic susceptibility of bacterial isolates from fish and poultry feeds used in Imo State, South Eastern Nigeria was studied between January and July, 2015. A total of 13 different feeds comprising 3 fish feeds and 10 poultry feeds were collected from different marketers Imo State and examined bacteriologically b... Show More
  • Survey of Major Insect Pests, Uses of Management Practices and Other Related Information of Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) Growers of the Northern Region of Bangladesh

    Md. Abdul Ahad, Ruji Raihana Ferdaus, Md. Rezaul Ahsan, Md. Muzammel Hoque, A. N. M. Safiqul Islam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 408-411
    Received: 12 December 2015
    Accepted: 27 December 2015
    Published: 25 January 2016
    Abstract: Kantajir sugarcane Farm is the largest farm that situated a Kharol thana, Dinajprur, Bangladesh. There are 140.08 hectares (346 acres) of land. Farmers of the adjacent locality received leased of that land and cultivate sugarcane. Data collected from those farmers (5o farmers) during 01.01.12 to 31.03.12 from Sunderbon union of that Thana. Farmers ... Show More