PRODUCTION, PARTIAL PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLULASE BY ASPERGILLUS NIGER FROM SUBMERGED FERMENTATION OF GRAPE BAGASSE

ABSTRACT The increase in agricultural practices has necessitated the judicious use of agricultural wastes into value added products. In this study the ability of selected cellulosic substrate to induce cellulase production by Aspergillus niger and the ability of the induced enzyme to hydrolyze the cellulosic substrate were assessed. The enzyme was produced by submerged fermentation […]

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PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BIODIESEL FROM LUFFA CYLINDRICA SEED OIL

ABSTRACT Biodiesel was produced from the seed oil of Luffa cylindrica. The oil obtained was transesterified to produce methyl-esters and glycerol. The percentage oil yield of 36.32% was obtained from Luffa cylindrica seed. Biodiesel properties of methyl-esters were determined using American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards and compared with that of petrodiesel. The […]

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IMPROVEMENT IN EGG PRODUCTION TRAITS IN THE LIGHT LOCAL CHICKEN ECOTYPE USING A SELECTION INDEX

ABSTRACT Fifty hens and five cocks from a random mating population of light local chicken ecotype (LLCE) were mated and the fertile eggs hatched to obtain the parent generation (G0) used for this study aimed at improving egg production traits in the LLCE using a selection index.  The hens were monitored for short-term (90-days from […]

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THE IMPACT OF FOOD IMPORTATION ON FOOD PRODUCTION: THE CASE OF RICE IMPORTATION AND PRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1    Background of the Study Agricultural sector was the main stay of the Nigerian economy before independence and immediately after it, until the oil boom of the 1970s. In the period before the 1970s, agriculture provided the needed food for the population as well as serving as a major foreign exchange earner […]

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PRODUCTION PLANNING AND PRODUCT QUALITY CONTROL A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background of Study Production which is concerned with creation of utility provides for activities that produced goods through forms, time and place. This is the reason for Olayinka and Aminu’s (2006: 345) opinion that production is not complete in the absence of adequate technological capacity, strength or Ageing condition of equipment […]

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