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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 3602-3605
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.3602.3605
 
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Assessment of Dioscorea dumetorum as Alternative Raw Material for Weaning Formular using Analysis of Covariance

Mbe E. Nja and Y. Alozie

Abstract:
Comparative analysis of protein quality of raw materials using standard laboratory and biological methods is both cumbersome and expensive. Analysis of covariance is in this study proposed as an alternative comparative technique. Using both initial and final weights of Wistar albino rats fed with Dioscorea dumetorum, maize and rice, this statistical method was used to show that as raw materials for the production of weaning formula, there is no significant difference between the three foodstuffs. The result showed that yam (Dioscorea dumetorum) can be used as alternative raw material for the production of weaning formula using analysis of covariance thereby reducing the cost and cumbersomeness faced with analytical methods.
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Mbe E. Nja and Y. Alozie, 2009. Assessment of Dioscorea dumetorum as Alternative Raw Material for Weaning Formular using Analysis of Covariance. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 3602-3605.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.3602.3605

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2009.3602.3605

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