BIOCHEMISTRY

ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH SELECTED PASTEURIZED DRY MIL POWER

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION milk is nearly white liquid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for nourishinf their young ones. Milk contains all the nutrients needed for foods of the adult mammal. Several kinds of mammals are raised to produce milk for human consumption. Of these, daily cattle are of greatest commercial importance, …

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A STUDY OF ALCOHOL AND ITS EFFECT ON HUMAN BODY METABOLISM

Abstract The relationship between alcohol consumption and body weight is complex and inconclusive being potentially mediated by alcohol type, habitual consumption levels and sex differences. Heavy and regular alcohol consumption has been positively correlated with increasing body weight, although it is unclear whether this is due to alcohol consumption per se or to additional energy …

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EFFECTS OF AVAILABILITY AND USE OF LABORATORIES ON STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN SCIENCE SUBJECTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Science had been of great importance internationally for sustainable and socio-economic development as well as for technological advancement of nations. Knowledge of science and technology is therefore a requirement in all countries and needed by all people globally due to numerous challenges that are facing them. These …

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THE USE OF “UTAZI” LEAF EXTRACT (GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM) AS A MEANS OF EXTENDING THE SHELF LIFE OF A LOCALLY BREWED SORGHUM BEER

ABSTRACT Sorghum beer is an indigenous African alcoholic beverage that has been long traditionally brewed in the Savannah region of Nigeria; over the years there has been a problem with the Keep ability of these beers. Contemporally, a conceptual approach of hopping these beers with an indigenous hop extracts; Utazi (Gongronema latifolium) has relatively improved …

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RODUCTION OF YOGURT FROM SOYMILK AND COW MILK USING PINEAPPLE (ANANASCOMOSUS) AS SWEETENERS

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Interest in functional foods has recently increased among consumers due to a greater consciousness of health and nutrition; as well as the need to cure diseases and also the increasing scientific evidence of their effectiveness. Fermented products are a significant part of many indigenous diets. Yoghurt is a Turkish name for …

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LEVELS OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN FRESH WATER FISH DRIED UNDER DIFFERENT DRYING REGIME

ABSTRACT Preservation of fish by drying over different types of heat regimes have been known. However, there has not been a comprehensive comparison in terms of the possible contamination associated with these drying regimes. This work was set to evaluate the levels of PAHs that are likely to accumulate in the bodies of fresh water …

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ADVANCE EFFECT OF FERMENTED MILK SALE BY FULANI WOMEN ON CONSUMERS

PROJECT BODY: CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background of Study Food safety and quality is a global topic of public concern. Salmonella is a Gram negative bacteria, rod shaped, aerobic or facultative anaerobic, belonging to the Family Enterobacteriaceae and it is a major pathogenic bacterium,’inhabiting the intestinal tract of humans and animals (Holt et al.,1994). Salmonella spp …

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EFFECT OF POISONOUS CHEMICAL ON BEANS PRESERVING

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background of Study Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is one of the most important cash crops in Ghana and the industry is the mainstay of the Ghanaian economy as it provides 30 percent of Ghana’s total export earnings making it the second largest source of export earnings (Gakpo, 2012). According to the Bank of Ghana, cocoa …

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ANTIOXIDANTACTIVITYANDPHYTOCHEMICALPROPERTIESOF AQUEOUS EXTRACTS OF SPONDIAS MOMBIN STEM BARK AND ROOT

ABSTRACT In tradictional setting, Spondias mombin is used in the management of different ailments. This has been attributed to its rich phytochemical and antioxidant properties. Therefore, this study evaluated the phytochemical as well as antioxidant activity of aqueous extracts of Spondiasmombin. The extracts of Spondiasmombin were investigated for phytochemical such as tannins, saponins, alkaloids,total flavonoids, total phenol and proanthocyanidin, while …

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INVESTIGATION INTO ETHNO MEDICINAL CLAIMS ON THE AERIAL PARTS OF ALCHORNEA CORDIFOLIA

PROJECT BODY: CHAPTER ONE 1.0INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Medicinal Plants have recently become of great interest owing to their versatile applications. These plants are considered as rich resources of ingredients which can be used in drug development and synthesis. In many part of the world medicinal plant have been used for  antibacterial, antifungal …

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