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Number 1

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Editorial Preface


Contents of Number 1

Use of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids in Jordan: Mini- Review

Lubna H. Tahtamouni 


Development of Dermestes maculatus (DeGeer, 1774) (Coleoptera, Dermestidae) on Different Fish Substrates

Usman Zakka,Jonathan N. Ayertey and Millicent A. Cobblah


Composition and Larvicidal Activity of Artemisia vulgaris L. Stem Essential Oil Against Aedes aegypti

Sujatha Govindaraj and Bollipo D. RanjithaKumari


Susceptibility of the Hymenopteran Parasitoid, Habrobracon hebetor (Say) (Braconidae) to the Entomopathogenic Fungi Beauveria bassiana Vuillemin and Metarhizium anisopliae Sorokin

Vahid Mahdavi, Moosa Saber, Hooshang Rafiee-Dastjerdi and Ali Mehrvar


Accumulation of Copper in Different Tissues and Changes in Oxygen Consumption Rate in Indian Flying Barb, Esomus danricus (Hamilton-Buchanan) Exposed to Sub-lethal Concentrations of Copper

Suchismita Das and Abhik Gupta


Modification of the Mechanical Properties of Red Blood Cell Membrane by Spent Plasmodium falciparum Culture Supernatant

Nii A. Aryee and Yuichi Takakuwa


The Antihyperglycaemic Effect of the Aqueous Extract of Origanium vulgare Leaves in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Nema A. Mohamed and Omimah A. Nassier 


Fecundity of Bigfin squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Lesson, 1830) (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae)

Venkatesan Vellathi and Rajagopal Santhanam


IEffect of Dredging on the Macrozoobenthos of Hazratbal Basin in the Dal Lake Srinagar Kashmir, India

Basharat Mushtaq,Rajni Raina, Abdul R. Yousuf, Ashwani Wanganeo and Ummer Rashid


Evaluation of the Physicochemical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities of Bioactive Biodegradable Films

Mary S. Khali, Zahra S. Ahmed and Aml S. Elnawawy


Effects of Three Medicinal Plant Products on Survival, Oviposition and Progeny Development of Cowpea Bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) [Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae] Infesting Cowpea Seeds in Storage

Kayode D. Ileke, Daniel S. Bulus and Ayisat Y. Aladegoroye


Reserve Mobilization, Total Sugars and Proteins in Germinating Seeds of Durum Wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) under Water Deficit after Short Period of Imbibition

Amal M. Harb


A Novel Report on the Prevalence of Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli non-O157 Isolated from Cattle in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Jasini A. Musa, Mashood A. Raji, Haruna M. Kazeem and Nicodemus M. Useh


Contents of Number 2

African Flora as Potential Sources of Medicinal Plants: Towards the Chemotherapy of Major Parasitic and Other Infectious Diseases- A Review.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakimand Mohamad F. Mahomoodally


Sodium Azide Induced Complementary Effect of Chromosomal Stickiness in  Brassica campestris L.
Girjesh Kumar and Kshama Dwivedi


Effects of an Ecdysteroid Analog (RH-0345) on the Ovarian and Testicular Components of Eupolybothrus nudicornis (Myriapoda : Chilopoda)

Ouided Daas-Maamcha, Kahina Houd-Chaker, Meriem Soucha , Tarek Daas and Patrick Scaps


Evaluation of the Performance of Different Maize Varietiesagainst Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Infestation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Usman Zakka , Ndowa E.S. Lale  and Odidika C.Umeozor


Total Phenol, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Properties of Wild Macrofungi Collected from Akure Southwest Nigeria.

Olusegun V. Oyetayo , Antonio Nieto- Camacho , Teresa M. Ramırez-Apana , Rodriguez E. Baldomero and Manuel Jimenez


Isolation, Characterization and Determination of Antimicrobial Properties of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Human Milk.

Farhana S. Diba , Khondoker M. Hossain, M. A. Azim and Md. Moinul Hoque


Challenges Towards Hypericum sinaicum Conservation in South Sinai, Egypt.
Om-Mohamed A. Khafagi , Elbialy. E. Hatab and Karim. A. Omar


Molecular Analysis of Intracultivar Polymorphism of ‘Panchadarakalasa’ Mango by Microsatellite Markers
Hameedunnisa Begum , Medagam Thirupathi Reddy, Surapaneni Malathi, Boreddy P.Reddy, Gonela Narshimulu, Javaregowda Nagaraju and Ebrahimali Abubaker Siddiq


An Initial In vitro Investigation into the Potential Therapeutic Use of Lucilia sericata Maggot to Control Superficial Fungal Infections.

Sulaiman M. Alnaimat , Milton Wainwright and Saleem H. Aladaileh


Trehalose Accumulation in Wheat Plant Promotes Sucrose and Starch Biosynthesis.

Hanaa E. Ahmed , Elhusseiny A. Youssef, Maimona A. Kord and Ebtesam A. Qaid

Response of Three Accessions of Jordanian Aegilops crassa Boiss. and Durum Wheat to Controlled Drought.
Amal M. Harb and Jamil N. Lahham

Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Some Immunological and Hematological Parameters in Male Smokers in Erbil City.

Farhang A. Aula and Fikry A. Qadir

Knowledge of the Use and Benefits of Applying Biotechnology and Cell Based Therapy in Orthopaedics in Jordan: Questionnaire Survey and Regulation Assessment.

Loay A. Al-Zu’be , Thakir D. Al-Momani  , Bilal M. Al-Trabsheh1and  Modhafar Z. Al-Zoubi


Contents of Number 3

Fermentation Studies for the Production of Dibutyl Phthalate, an Ester Bioactive Compound from Streptomyces albidoflavus MTCC 3662 Using Low-Priced Substrates

Raj N. Roy and Sukanta K. Sen

In vivo Assay for Antagonistic Potential of Fungal Isolates against Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) Chocolate Spot (Botrytis fabae Sard.).
Ermias T. Taffa , Chemeda F. Gurmessa and Samuel Sahile W. Mariam

"Vinegar" as Anti-bacterial Biofilm formed by Streptococcus pyogenes Isolated from Recurrent Tonsillitis Patients, in vitro.
Narjis F. Ismael

Effects of COX-1 and COX-2 Inhibitors in L- Nitro-L-Arginine Methyl Ester Induced Hypertensive Rats.
Ismail M. Maulood and Almas M. R. Mahmud

Is Gaza Sandy Shoreline Region Contaminated with Human Gastrointestinal Parasites?
Ahmed H. Hilles , Adnan I. Al Hindi and Yousef A. Abu Safieh

In vitro Screening of Lactobacillus species from Homemade Yoghurt for Antagonistic Effects against Common Bacterial Pathogens.
Akhter A. Ahmed

Bioefficacy of Azadirachtinin Controlling Culex pipiens pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae).
Abdelouaheb Alouani, Nassima Rehimi and Noureddine Soltani

Micro and Macronutrient Properties of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq: Fries) Cultivated on Different Wood Substrates.
Victor O. Oyetayo and Olatomiwa O. Ariyo

Effect of Ethanol Extract of Calotropis procera Root Bark on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Hepato-nephrotoxicity in Female Rats.
Daniel Dahiru , Augustine Amos and Sarah H. Sambo

Ameliorative Effect of the Aqueous Extract of Zingiber officinale on the Cadmium-Induced Liver and Kidney Injury in Females Rats.
Sarbaz I. Mohammad, Inaam A. Mustafa and Shang Z. Abdulqader

Prevalence of Congenital Red-Green Color Vision Defects among Various Ethnic Groups of Students in Erbil City
Karim J. Karim and Mohammed A. Saleem

Molecular Characterization and Phylogenetic Analysis of Cellulase Producing Streptomyces griseorubens (Strain St-1) Isolated from Indian Soil

Pinky Prasad Tanuja Singh , Sheila Bedi  and Sonika Kumari


Phenylketonuria in Sohag: A preliminary Study
Ghaleb A. Oriquat, Tahia H. Saleem, Nagwa S. Ahmed and Sawsan M.A. Abuhamdah


Contents of Number 4

Bionanotechnology: The Novel Nanoparticles Based Approach for Disease Therapy.

Adel M. Mahasneh

Levels of Chromium and Copper in Liver and Muscle Tissues of the Round Sardinella Sardinella aurita (Valenciennes) from the Oran Coastline, Algeria.
Nardjess Benamar and Boutiba Zitouni

Evaluation of Antioxidant Properties of Morus nigra L. Fruit Extracts [II].

Najlaa K. Issa and Rihan S. Abd-Aljabar

Antimicrobial Activity of Xerophytic Plant (Cotula cinerea Delile) Extracts Against Some Pathogenic Bacteria and Fungi.
Djamel Bensizerara,Taha Menasria, Maimouna Melouka, Lamia Cheriet and Haroun Chenchouni

Correlation Between Numerical Profiles Generated for Soil Spore Forming Bacilli and Their Inhibitory Potential Against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538.
Qasem M. Abu Shaqra

Nitrate Reductase Assay Using Sodium Nitrate for Rapid Drug Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Directly on Sputum Samples

Mohammed Abdul- Imam Almazini

Protective Effects of Enantia chlorantha Stem Bark Extracts on Acetaminophen Induced Liver Damage in Rats.
Olamide E. Adebiyi and Mathew O. Abatan

Odonata of Wadi Al Mujib Catchment with Notes on the Impact of Wadi Al Mujib Dam, Jordan (Insecta: Odonata).

Zuhair S. Amr, Loay S. Al Azzam, Ahmad Katbeh-Bader and Ehab K. Eid

Comparative Studies on Anti-hyperglycemic Effects of Ethyl Acetate and Methanol Extract of Albizzia lucida Benth Bark in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats.
Arumugam S. Kumar,Subramanian Kavimani and Korlakunta N. Jayaveera

Bacteriological and Mycological Assessment for Water Quality of Duhok Reservoir, Iraq

Yahya A. Shekha, Hero M. Ismael and Akhter A. Ahmed

Effects of Theileria lestoquardi Infection on Haematological and Biochemical Parameters in Experimentally Infected Desert Ewes.
Aisha A. Elsadig, Yousif H. Abdalla Elmansoury, Husna M. Elbasheir, Amna E. Babiker , Aza A. Adam, Tahani O. Abdelmageed and Sabri Hussein

Computational Prediction of Binding of Methyl Carbamate, Sarin, Deltamethrin and Endosulfan Pesticides on Human Oxyhaemoglobin

Padma Saxena

New Records of Arthropod Ectoparasites of Bats from North-Eastern Algeria.
Mohamed Lamine Bendjeddou, Idir Bitam, Awatef Abiadh, Zihad Bouslama and Zuhair S. Amr

Evaluation of Immunomodulatory Effects of Antiepileptic Drug Phenytoin

Mohammad A. Al- Fararjeh, Mohammad H. Jaber  and  Yaseen S. Abdelrahman

Prevalence of Lactose Intolerance in Primary School Children in Qena Governorate, Egypt.
Sawsan M A. Abuhamdah, Ghaleb A. Oriquat, Tahia H. Saleem and Mohammed H. Hassan