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International Research Journal of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics

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Rahima Yunusa

Department of Biochemistry, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria


  • Research Article   
    Biochemical Effects of Some Preservatives on Vigna Unguiculata in Adult Male Wistar Rats
    Author(s): Chibuzo Carole Nweze, Eneh William Nebechukwu*, Wando Tsea, Rahima Yunusa, Happy Abimiku Manasseh and Adedikpe Lateefat Bisola

    Different studies proved the likelihood of remnant of some component of preservative on seeds and grains after a long period of time. Dichlorvos (2, 2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate), aluminium phosphide are commonly used by local farmers and retailers in controlling insects. This research was aimed at evaluating the effect of vigna unguiculata treated with some preservatives on the biochemical parameters of albino wistar rats. Thirty six (36) male albino wistar rats of known body weight were assigned into six (6) groups of 5 rats each. The seed was weighed 1 kg into five sections, each treated with the selected preservative dichlorvos, aluminium phosphide, pepper and ash respectively, sealed and kept in an airtight bucket and left for six months. After preservation, the treated sample was grounded into fine powder. They rats were fed with the sample according to their grou.. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2250-9941.2023.66

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