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VISIO-SPATIAL LEARNING AND MEMORY OUTCOME OF SUB-ACUTE INSULIN ADMINISTRATION IN MICE Volume:11 |  Number:21 |  ISSN:0795-3089


Volume: 10(6), 2015
  • PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE METHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT OF JACARANDA MIMOSIFOLIA D. DON AND SANSEVIERIA LIBERICA THUNB

    1-ADELANWA, E.B. 2- AND ISMAIL HABIBU.


  • Volume: 10(14), 2015
  • GENOTYPE OF SIRE AND DAM, PARITY AND SEX EFFECTS ON GROWTH TRAITS OF RABBITS

    1-KABIR, M., AKPA, G.N., 2-NWAGU, B.I. AND 2-ADEYINKA, I.A.


  • Volume: 10(20), 2015
  • EFFECT OF FEEDING REGIME OF FICUS SYCOMORUS SUPPLEMENTATION AND SAMPLING TIME ON RUMEN METABOLITES OF YANKASA RAMS FED A BASAL DIET OF DIGITARIA SMUTSII

    1-YASHIM, S.M*., 2-JOKTHAN, G.E., 3-LAMIDI, O.S., AND 4-ABDU., S.B.

     


  • Volume: 10(27), 2015
  • LIMNO-CULTURAL STUDIES OF HETEROBRANCHUS LONGIFILIS WITHIN A WATER RECIRCULATION SYSTEM IN KADUNA, NIGERIA

    *SULEIMAN, B., ABDULLAHI, S.A., ONIYE, S.J. AND AUTA, J.


  • Volume: 10(37), 2015
  • EFFECT OF INCLUSION LEVEL AND FEEDING REGIME ON NUTRIENT DIGESTIBILITY AND NITROGEN RETENTION OF GROWING YANKASA RAMS FED CONCENTRATE SUPPLEMENT CONTAINING FICUS SYCOMORUS LEAF MEAL

    1YASHIM, S.M*., 2JOKTHAN, G.E., 3LAMIDI, O.S., 1ABDU, S.B., 1YAKUBU, R.L. AND 1HASSAN, M.R

     


  • Volume: 10(44), 2015
  • EFFECTS OF AQUEOUS AND METHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACTS OF AGERATUM CONYZOIDES L. AND GUIERA SENEGALENSIS L. AGAINST MOSQUITO LARVAE IN ZARIA

    MUSA, A.O., SOW, G.J., NASIR, I. F., SHUAIBU, B.U. AND EDOGBANYA, P.R.O.


  • Volume: 10(66), 2015
  • PREVALENCE OF GASTROINTESTINAL HELMINTHS AND URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN RELATION TO ANTHROPOMETRIC INDICES AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN SAMARU-ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

    MBAH, N.S.*, LUKA, S.A. AND ISHOLA, O.B.


  • Volume: 10(45), 2015
  • PHENETIC RELATIONSHIPS ON THE BASIS OF LEAF, FRUIT AND SEED MORPHOLOGY OF ADANSONIA DIGITATA L. (BOMBACEAE)

    1-ZHIGILA, D.A.1; 1-AJIYA, B.C1 2-OLADELE, F.A.; 2-ABDULRAHAMAN, A.A. AND 1-ABBA, H.M


  • Volume: 10(63), 2015
  • EFFECTS OF VERNONIA AMYGDALINA AND ALLIUM SATIVUM (LINN.) ON MICROBIAL CONTENT OF SMOKED CLARIAS GARIEPINUS (BURCHELL, 1822)

    1-LAWAL, A. S., 2 -SULEIMAN, B. AND 3-AWODI, P.O.

     


  • Volume: 10(68), 2015
  • PARASITIC CONTAMINATION OF COMMONLY CONSUMED FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SOLD IN OPEN-AIR MARKETS IN ZARIA METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

    1-LAWAL, S.B*., 1-WADA, Y., AND 2-IFRAIMU, D.

     


  • Volume: 10(76), 2015
  • NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF CATEGORISED ARTIFICIALLY SPAWNED HETEROBRANCHUS LONGIFILIS VALENCIENNES, 1840 F1

    SULEIMAN, B., AUTA, J. ONIYE, S.J. AND ABDULLAHI, S.A.


  • Volume: 10(11), 2015
  • PERFORMANCE OF BROILER STARTER CHICKS FED 75% OF FERMENTED UREA PLUS METHIONINE TREATED SORGHUM BEER RESIDUE DIETS SUPPLEMENTED WITH SPECIFIC MULTI-ENZYMES

    1-NDAMS, S.S.*, 2-A.A. SEKONI, 3-S. DURU AND 3-T. S. OLUGBEMI,


  • Volume: 10(17), 2015
  • GROWTH AND YIELD RESPONSES OF COWPEA (VIGNA UNGUICULATA L. WALP) TO DIFFERENT POULTRY MANURE TYPES

    JAPHET, W.S. AND UMARU, R.


  • Volume: 10(26), 2015
  • SOME ASPECTS OF THE ACUTE TOXICITY OF TANNERY EFFLUENT TO JUVENILE CLARIAS GARIEPINUS (TEUGELS, 1982)

    GBEM, T.T. 1, Z. BARAK1, F.A LAWAL2, J.K. BALOGUN1, P.A. ANNUNE3 AND J. AUTA1*


  • Volume: 10(32), 2015
  • RESPONSE OF CASTOR BEAN SEEDLINGS TO VARIATION IN DENSITY AND NITROGEN FERTILIZER

    JAPHET*, W.S., IBRAHIM, A.S. AND DORO, H.T.

     


  • Volume: 10(41), 2015
  • JOURNAL OF TROPICAL BIOSCIENCES 33 GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING GESTATION LENGTH AND CALVING INTERVAL IN FRIESIAN X BUNAJI COWS IN SAVANNAH ZONE OF NIGERIA

    1-SHEHU, D. M.* AND 2-ADEYINKA, I. A.


  • Volume: 10(41), 2015
  • EFFECTS OF NUTRIAD, ZYMOS-N AND FULLZYME SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF BROILER CHICKENS FED 75% OF FERMENTED UREA PLUS METHIONINE TREATED SORGHUM BEER RESIDUE DIETS

    NDAMS, S. S1., A.A. SEKONI2, S. DURU3 AND T.S. OLUGBEMI3,

     


  • Volume: 10(62), 2015
  • SURVEY OF THE AVIAN FAUNA OF KAGORO - TSONJE RIPARIAN FOREST, KADUNA STATE - NIGERIA

    1-ABAGAI, R. AND 2-TANKO, D.

  • Directors of Publication:     

    Prof. I.S. Ndams, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria.

    Editorial in Chief:     

    Deputy: Prof. S.O. Alonge, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nige

    EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERs

    Dr. Edward Gruberg (USA)

    Dr. Richard W. Wesenberg (USA)

    Professor S.O. Fagade (Nigeria.)

    Professor M. Iwuala (Nigeria.)

    Professor A.A. Olatunde (Nigeria)

    Professor G.S.C. Okpokwasili (Nigeria.)

    Professor J.K. Ipinjolu (Nigeria.)

    Dr. J. E. Conn (USA)

    Dr. J. Lindsell (UK)

    Dr. Jelena Aleksic (UK)

     

    Co-editors

    Prof. T.O. Aken’Ova, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. A.U. Ezealor, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. A.U. Khan, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. I.H. Nock, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. A.K. Adamu, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. J.K. Balogun, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. D.N. Iortsuun, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. S.P. Bako, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. M.L. Balarabe, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. J. Auta, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. P.A. Audu, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. H.M. Inuwa, Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. V.J. Umoh, Department of Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Prof. B.D.J. George, Department of Parasitology & Entomology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, A.B.U., Zaria.

    Prof. A.O. Oyewale, Department of Chemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Dr. C.M. Mbah, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Dr. S.A. Luka, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Dr. N. Kuchindu, Department of Agronomy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Dr. W.S. Japhet, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    Dr. D.M. Shehu, Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

    GUIDE TO AUTHORS

    1. SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL

    The Journal of Tropical Biosciences is published by the Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The Journal is devoted to disseminating results of original research in basic and applied Biological Sciences including Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Forestry, Fisheries, Wildlife, Agriculture, Environmental and related science.

    2. PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

    The Journal of Tropical Biosciences is published twice a year, in June and December.

    3. MANUSCRIPTS

    Papers for publication in the journal should not have been published previously in another journal, in any other language or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The articles must be typed double spaced on A4 – size paper (120 x 297mm) on one side of the paper only. Ample margins should be left at the top (2.5cm), bottom (1.5cm) and right (2cm), for use reviewers. Scientific names must be italicized and authority given at first mention. All pages of manuscript except the title page must numbered. Where an article is found publishable, authors are requested to submit soft copy of the final corrected version.

    4. ORGANISATION OF MANUSCRIPT

    Manuscripts for publication should be arranged in the following sequence: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References.

    a. Title Page

    The title page should contain the following information:

    (i) A concise, specific and informative title of the paper

    (ii) A running title of not more than 7 (seven) words.

    (iii) Initial(s) and surname(s) or author(s) affiliation(s) and full address(es) of author(s)

    (iv) Corresponding author as foot not if different from the first author.

    b. Abstract and keywords

    The abstract must not exceed 200 words and should indicate the objectives, scope, methodology, major findings and conclusions of the study.

    Provide below abstract 5-6 keywords that convey the subject of the research for indexing and information retrieval purposes.

    c. Introduction

    This should be brief, provide background information including current level of knowledge on the research topic, clear statement of the research problem and objectives of the study.

    d. Materials and Methods

    Describe the study locality (where applicable), the design and set-up of experiment or other data collection tools, variables measured and details of the standard procedure and equipment employed. All measurements must be in Standard International (S.I.) units. Data analysis tools and computer software programmes used must be clearly stated.

    e. Results

    Detailed results should be presented in logical sequence in the text, using Tables, Figures and Plates as illustrations where necessary. The experimental errors and statistical significance of the results should be indicated.

    f. Discussion

    This should focus on the major findings of the study and the study and the limitations relative to published information in related subject matter. Avoid repeating the results in this section. The results and discussion may be combined in one section entitled Results and Discussion(s).

    g. Conclusions

    Conclusions may be presented as the last paragraph under Discussion or separately as a section. The conclusion should be related to the goals of the study as stated under Introduction. State clearly the solutions obtained and recommendations for further research if any.

    h. Illustrations

    Each Table, Figure, Plate etc, must be prepared on separate pages and numbered with Arabic numeral. A short descriptive title should be provided at the top of each table and below each figure and plate. The number or table columns should be kept minimum and the entries should not be divided by horizontal lines. Plates should be supplied in the form of good quality glossy prints. Computer drawn diagrams be prepared using high quality printer and not on a dot matrix or equivalent printer. All illustrations should be fixed within the text following the sequence in which they are referred to.

    i. Acknowledgements

    The contribution of persons or organizations to the study should be clearly stated.

    j. References

    The Harvard (Name and Year) reference style should be followed. Citation in the text should be by author’s name and year e.g. Mua’azu (1997) where it forms part of a sentence or (Bako, 1997) where it appears at the end of a sentence. Distinguish between papers published in the same year by appending alphabets a, b, c to the year (e.g. Oniye. 1998 a, b). Use the abbreviation et al., for citing more than two authors (e.g. Aken’Ova et al., 1999). Where reference is made to multiple authors a semicolon should separate them e.g.(Khan, 1998; Iortsuun, 1999: Alonge, 2000; Gbem et al., 2013). Check references carefully for accuracy.

    All references cited in the text must be listed alphabetically by author’s surname followed by initials under ‘References. ‘Journal names must be written in full. The following reference style should be followed.

    Journals

    T.T. Gbem, Waespy, M., Hesse, B., Dietz, F., Smith, J., Chechet, G.D., et al. (2013) Biochemical Diversity in the Trypanosoma congolense Trans-sialidase Family. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7(12): e2549. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002549

    F. S. Adefolalu, E. O. Ogbadoyi, I. S. Ndams and A. Mann (2015). Larvicidal Activities of N-Hexane Fraction of Ocimum gratissimum Leaf against Mosquito Larvae and Its GC-Ms Analysis of Phytoconstituents. Journal of Applied Life Sciences International, 2(4): 175-188. Article no. JALSI.2015.019ISSN: 2394-1103

    E.O. Balogun, J.B. Balogun, S. Yusuf, H.M. Inuwa, I.S. Ndams, P. Sheridan, D.K.Inaoka,T.Shiba, S. Harada, K. Kita, K.A.N. Esievo and A.J. Nok (2014). Anemia amelioration by lactose infusion during trypanosomosis could be associated with erythrocytes membrane de-galactosylation. Veterinary Parasitology, 199(3–4):259-263

    S.A. Luka, and Andura, B.M. (2011). Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of pigs in some part of Zaria. Journal of Tropical Biosciences. 8-9: 70-78.

    R.E. Aliyu, Wasiu, A.A., Dangora, D.B., Ademola, J.O and Adamu, A.K. (2013). Comparative study of genomic DNA extraction protocols in rice plant. International Journal of Advancement in Research and Technology. 2: 2-6.

    Book

    D.C. Happold (1973). Large mammals of West Africa. Longman Group Limited, London 105pp.

    Section of Book

    Boettcher, B. (1978). Blood group antigens. In: D.J.H. Brock and O. Mayo (eds.) The Biochemical Genetics of Man. 2nd Ed. Academic Press Inc., London pp. 325-327

    Proceedings

    J.K. Balogun (1992). Impact of predation by the Nile Perch (Late niloticus Linn.) on the fisheries of Kainji Lake, Nigeria In: J.S.O., Ayeni and A.A. Olatunde (Eds.). Proceedings of the National Conference on two Decades of research on Lake Kainji. National Institute for Freshwater Fishies Research. New Bussa, Nigeria pp. 110-119

    5. ASSSESSMENT

    Each paper will be assessed by at least two reviewers to be appointed by the Editorial Board. A third reviewer will be appointed where necessary. Selection of papers for publication in the journal will be based on originality of the research and contribution to scientific knowledge.

    6. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

    Soft copy of manuscripts written in English, along with a processing fee of N4, 000.00 (contributors in Nigeria) and $100 (contributors from other countries) should be submitted. Payment should be paid to Journal Tropical Biosciences. Account Name: Journal of Tropical Biosciences, Account no: 2002669386, Bank: First Bank of Nigeria PLC.

    The teller number or reference ID of payment should be written at the left top corner on the title page of the manuscript.

    7. PAGE CHARGES AND COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

    Articles accepted for publication will attract a page charge of N6, 000.00 (Six Thousand Naira) for a maximum of 6 (six) printed pages. Each additional page outside this will attract a charge of N1, 000.00 (One thousand naira). Authors will bear the cost of printing illustrations in color

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     Individuals N2,000.00 (plus N1,00.00 for postage

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    c. Subscription and Order to be sent to: The Business Editor, Journal of Tropical Biosciences Department Of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

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