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Articles by T.T. Adebolu
Total Records ( 3 ) for T.T. Adebolu
  F.C. Akharaiyi , T.T. Adebolu and M.C. Abiagom
  Between the months of March and December, (2005) rainwater samples were randomly collected from different parts of Ondo State, Nigeria in comparison to FME drinking water quality. The rainwater samples were analysed for microbiological and physicochemical values. This is to know the safety level of the water and the danger(s) it posses to the consumers who have no access to quality pipe borne water sources. The microbial load recovered during early rains, peak and termination of rainfall ranged between 5.05-6.71; 0.05-1.04 and 2.95-4.02 log cfu (m-1), respectively. Fungal counts in that order was 1.3-2.2; 0.00 and 1.00-1.5 log spore (m-1), respectively. The following organisms were isolated and identified as bacteria genera: Shigella dysenteriae, Bacillus cereus, Klebsiella sp., Escherichia coli, Branhamella cattarhalis, Aerococcus aerogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Streptococcus feacalis while Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium sp., Microsporium canis, Geotrichum albidum and Saccharomyces sp. as fungal species. The conductivity SO2¯4 and TDS values in the rainwater samples were less than the allowable values while the pH, CO2¯3, NO3 and MPN were more than the allowable values in good quality water as approved by FME and WHO standards. This signifies that consumption of rainwater in this particular area is not safe as this may pose a health risk among consumers of this water.
  T.T. Adebolu , P.T. Adeboye and N.B. Adegbola
  A traditional decoction made from the leaves of Psidium guajava (guava) and rootstalk of Zingiber officinale (ginger) prepared in schnapps (42% v/v ethanol: water) that is widely used in Akoko North community in Ondo State, Nigeria to treat many diseases was evaluated for antibacterial activity on some common bacteria that cause diarrhea in south-west Nigeria. Its activity was compared with that of Psidium guajava leaf extract in schnapps without Zingiber officinale and Psidium guajava leaf extract in water with or without Zingiber officinale. The effect of storage temperature on the antibacterial activity of the extracts was also investigated. All the extracts inhibited the growth of all the test organisms which include Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), Shigella dysenteriae, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella tyhpi but the leaf extract in schnapps without Zingiber officinale gave the highest inhibition on the growth of the test organisms with diameter ranging from 7.0-16.0 mm. These values were comparable with the inhibition mediated by most of the antibiotics used. The inhibitory effect reached climax by the third day and declined to zero level for most of the test organisms by the fifth day. The storage temperatures used (4, 20, 28±2°C) did not have significant effect (p≥0.05) on the potency of the prepared extracts on the growth of the test organisms. It is being suggested that in the absence of immediate medical attention when one is having running stomach, this decoction may be used as first aid in the treatment of bacterial diarrhea caused by these organisms.
  O.B. Olorunfemi , T.T. Adebolu and O.S Oturuhuyi
  Cheese whey produced at two different temperatures; ≥100°C that is normally employed by the local producers in Nigeria and laboratory controlled temperature (60±5°C) were tested for growth inhibitory effect on some common bacteria that cause diarrhea in the south west part of the country. Seven bacteria namely Bacillus cereus, Enterotoxigenic E. coli, (NCTC 10418), Enterobacter faecium, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus and Shigella dysentariae were used in this investigation using agar diffusion technique. Although both inhibited the growth of all the test organisms, the inhibitory activity of laboratory produced at controlled temperature was superior to that of the locally produced whey. From this investigation therefore, the temperature of production of whey has effect on its antibacterial property.
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