Exposure of albino rats (Rattus norvegicus) to lights of varying wavelengths; effect on haematological profile, plasma electrolytes and weight gain

Dedeke, G. A., Kehinde, F. O., Olatinwo, O. R., Johnson, O. I. Adewale, A. O.

The study investigated the effect of exposure to monochromatic lights (ambient - control, blue, red, yellow, white) on haematology, plasma electrolytes, growth hormone and weight changes in albino rat (Rattus norvegicus). Albino rats were...

Paratenic and definitive hosts of Diplopylidium triseriale from a southern Nigeria rainforest biotope

Aisien M. S. O., Agbosua E., Imasuen A. A. and Daniel O. S.

The anuran paratenic and mammalian definitive hosts of Diplopylidium triseriale, a cestode parasite of mammalian carnivores were investigated in a rainforest biotope in Edo State, southern Nigeria. Of the 15 anuran species examined, three, includi...

Polystoma galamensis (Monogenea): Occurrence and ecological range in Nigeria

Aisien, M. S. O, Ozemoka H. J, Edo-Taiwo O. and Enabulele E. E

Hylarana galamensis collected from three biotopes in Nigeria were investigated for infection with the monogenean Polystoma galamensis. Of the 152 specimens examined, 19 (12.5%) were infected with the parasite. Prevalence in the guinea savannah was...

Composition and distribution of terrestrial molluscs in relation to soil calcium and pH levels in parts of northern Nigeria

Gadzama, I. M. K, Ezealor A.U, Aken Ova T. and Balarabe M. L.

The composition and distribution of terrestrial molluscs was studied for three years in different terrestrial habitats in northern Nigeria. This was done to determine the terrestrial mollusk fauna, establish their taxonomic positions and assess

Composition and interaction network of flower-visiting insects in Obafemi Awolowo University, Parks and Gardens, Ile Ife, Nigeria

Adedoja O , Kehinde T, Kehinde O. and Alo O.

Insect-flower interactions in crop fields and native vegetation habitats have been well studied. However, there is paucity of information on the flower-visiting insect communities of ornamental flower gardens and lawns especially in south-west Nig...

Seasonality and nutrient composition of the plant diets of mona monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) in University of Lagos, Nigeria

Olaleru F.


This study was conducted during the dry and rainy seasons of 2011 and 2012 in the University of Lagos. The aim was to determine the seasonal availability and nutrient contents of mona monkeys’ plant diets. Visual observation...

Haematological and histopathological alterations in juveniles of freshwater catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) exposed to paraquat

Kachi, J. B. and Ugwumba, O. A.

Paraquat, a chlorinated contact herbicide is mainly used to control weeds in agriculture. The use of this herbicide may lead to its excess being washed away into aquatic ecosystems during surface runoff thereby affecting non-targeted organisms inc...

Molecular characterization of wild and cultured species of Clarias Scopoli, 1777 and Heterobranchus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1808 in Zaria,Kaduna State, Nigeria

Yashim, E. Y., Aken'Ova, T. O. L. and Auta, J.

Genetic studies on wild and cultured species of Clarias and Heterobranchus were conducted from August 2012 to January 2013. A total of forty (40) specimens comprising Clarias gariepinus (10), C. anguillaris...