American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017

  • Lead, Cadmium and Iron Concentrations in Zea Mays Grown Within the Vicinity of Ori-Ile Battery Waste Dumpsite, Olodo, Ibadan, Nigeria

    Adedotun Onoyinka Afolayan, Amusat Titilayo Hassan

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 92-103
    Received: 25 August 2017
    Accepted: 8 September 2017
    Published: 3 November 2017
    Abstract: Agricultural produce resulting from the cultivation of polluted soil can result in undue exposure and health hazards for its consumers at different level along the food chain. Available literature has shown that maize absorbs and accumulates toxic heavy metals from polluted soils. This study was designed to determine the concentration of lead (Pb),... Show More
  • Comparison of the Antiparasitic Activity of Bauhinia rufescens Leaves Extracts and Metronidazole Against Gairdia lamblia

    Mohamed Ismail Garbi, Elbadri Elamin Osman, Ahmed Saeed Kabbashi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 104-108
    Received: 4 October 2017
    Accepted: 26 October 2017
    Published: 22 November 2017
    Abstract: Giardia is a flagellate protozoan with worldwide distribution that causes significant gastrointestinal diseases in a wide variety of vertebrates including cats and human. Gairdia lamblia is one of the intestinal protozoa that cause public health problems in most developing countries as well as some developed countries. This study was carried out to... Show More
  • Biosynthesis of Xylitol from Glucose: Microorganism, Key Enzymes and Genetically Engineered Strains

    Yilin Qi, Huanhuan Zhang, Junhua Yun, Miaomiao Yang, Guoyan Zhang, Yanbo Xue, Xuexia Bai, Xianghui Qi, Yanqin Liu, Longxian Ran

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 109-112
    Received: 7 October 2017
    Accepted: 19 October 2017
    Published: 24 November 2017
    Abstract: Xylitol is an important prebiotics, and it is widely used in the fields of medicine and food. In view of the drawbacks of chemical method, much focus has been attracted into the study of xylitol biosynthesis. In this study, microorganism, method and key enzymes in the biosynthesis of xylitol were introduced. In addition, the production of xylitol f... Show More