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The Potential Use of Chicken-Drop Micro-Organisms for Oil Spill Remediation
An examination of chicken-drop micro-organisms for oil spill remediation is presented in this work. The chicken droppings contained aerobic heterotrophs (1.2×108 CFU g−1), total fungi (3.4×104 CFUExpand
Micro-organisms associated with African locust bean (Parkia filicoidea Welw) fermentation for ‘dawadawa’ production
Micro-organisms associated with the fermentation of ‘dawadawa’, a traditionally prepared food condiment, were isolated and identified and three species of bacteria were the predominant and most actively involved organisms. Expand
Removal of Nigerian light crude oil in soil over a 12-month period
The results indicate that the quantity of crude oil spilled in soil and the age of the contamination influence the rate and total extent of disappearance of the oil in the environment. Expand
Distribution, Seasonal Variations and Ecotoxicological Significance of Heavy Metals in Sediments of Cross River Estuary Mangrove Swamp
The concentrations and distribution of selected heavy metals in epipelic and benthic sediments of Cross River Estuary mangrove swamp were studied to determine the extent of anthropogenic inputs fromExpand
Biodegradation of Bonny light crude oil by Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp.
Crude oil degradation by the two organisms under the conditions provided in this study indicates that the organisms are suitable candidates for application in oil spill clean up of the Nigerian terrestrial ecosystem. Expand
Biostimulation of microbial degradation of crude oil polluted soil using cocoapod husk and plantain peels
The result of this study indicates that cocoa pod husk + plantain peels (1:1) possess a more bio-utilizing potentials than other amendments and thus suggest that the combined form of these wastes should be considered as one of the best options in the degradation of total petroleum hydrocarbon in the soil. Expand
Degradation of Softwood, Hardwood, and Grass Lignocelluloses by Two Streptomyces Strains
Results showed that both Streptomyces strains substantially degraded both the lignin and the carbohydrate components of each lignocellulose; however, these actinomycetes were more efficient decomposers of grass lignosporus than of hardwood or softwood lignins. Expand
Utilization of cassava peels as substrate for crude protein formation
It was observed that, when the mash was supplemented with inorganic nitrogen sources (urea, ammonium sulfate or sodium nitrate) before commencement of fermentation, the amount of crude protein formed was almost doubled and enhanced crude protein production was highest in the mash supplemented with urea. Expand
Study of the Bacillus flora of Nigerian spices.
  • S. Antai
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of food microbiology
  • 1 May 1988
Bacteriological examination of 230 samples of five different unprocessed spices collected randomly from Port Harcourt main markets revealed that the spices were highly contaminated, with bacterial counts ranging from 1.8 x 10(4) to 1.1x 10(8) per gram. Expand
Distribution of hydrocarbon-utilizing bacteria in oil-spill areas
Les populations bacteriennes de differentes zones contaminees par du petrole au Nigeria ont ete etudiees en saison seche ou en saison humide. La presence de bacteries utilisant des hydrocarbures futExpand