JOURNAL OF THE GHANA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

Vol 14 (1) 2012 

Table of Contents

Articles

 

 

 

NO: ARTICLES AUTHOR(S)
 1  CHANGES IN SHAPE AND WATER SHEDDING POTENTIAL OF THREE LANDFORMS ON A VERTISOL IN GHANA  M. Yangyuoru 1, S.G.K. Adiku 2 and K.B. Laryea 2

1 Agricultural Research Centre Kpong, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, P.O. Box LG 68, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

2 Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture and Consumer Science, P.O. Box 245, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 

2  COCKROACH (INSECTA: BLATTARIA) INFESTATION OF HOMES IN SELECTED COMMUNITIES IN KUMASI, GHANA J.I. Adam, S. Akyeampong, E.B. Akpan and A.A. Bulber

Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

3  SEROLOGICAL SURVEY OF MYCOPLASMA GALLISEPTICUM INFECTION IN LAYER CHICKENS IN THE GA-EAST DISTRICT OF THE GREATER ACCRA REGION M. Ayim, A. Asafu-Adjaye, C. Beckley, G. Adu-Aboagye, D.D. Owusu-Ntumy, K. Baryeh, C. Arthur and K. Ogbetey

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research- Animal Research Institute P.O. Box AH 20 Achimota, Accra, Ghana

4  SOIL AND WATER POLLUTION STUDIES FROM A WASTE SITE DEPOSIT IN BANTAMA, KUMASI, GHANA USING MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY MEASUREMENTS   M. Hadi, K. Preko and T. Ashia

Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

5  COMPARATIVE NURSERY FERTILIZER TRIAL F. Danso, S. Anim-Okyere, I. Danso and E. Larbi,

CSIR-Oil Palm Research Institute, Box 74, Kade, Ghana

6  IMPROVING THE GROWTH OF OIL PALM SEEDLINGS WITH BIOSTIMULANTS NEB-26 AND NEB-29 F. Danso 1, A. Opoku 2, K. Baidoo-Addo1, I. Danso1 and P.A. Afari 1 and B.N. Nuertey 1

1 CSIR-Oil Palm Research Institute, Box 74, Kade, Ghana

2 Department of Crop & Soil Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

7  UV IRRADIATION OF SHIGELLA DYSENTERIAE INDUCED THE TRANSFORMATION AND EXCISION OF A PRESUMED INTEGRATED LYSOGENIC PROPHAGE Shd-4L10INTO A LYTIC PHASE F. K. Rodrigues1, G. Armah2, J. Fobil3, M. Steiner-Asiedu4, J. Efavi5, B. Addy 1

1 School of Applied Sciences, Central University College, P. O. Box 2305,Tema, Ghana

2 Department of Electron Microscopy, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

3 School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

4 Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG Legon, Ghana

5 Department of Material Science, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

8  PREVALENCE OF HYPEROPIA AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE KUMASI METROPOLIS, GHANA D.B. Kumah, E. Owusu and F.A. Kyeremaa

Department of Optometry and Visual Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

9  POSSIBLE MECHANISM OF ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY AND SAFETY PROFILE OF AQUEOUS AND ETHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACTS OF PISTIA STRATIOTES LINN (ARACEAE) G. A. Koffuor 1, S. Kyei 1, E. Woode1, E. Ekuadzi 2 and I.O. Ben 1

1 Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

2 Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

10 A SIMPLE POLARIZED-BASED DIFFUSED REFLECTANCE COLOUR IMAGING SYSTEM

H. H. E. Jayaweera 1, B. Anderson2 and M.J. Eghan 2

1 Centre for Instrument Development, Department of Physics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

2 LAFOC, Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

11 BIODEGRADATION OF USED LUBRICATING ENGINE OIL CONTAMINATED WATER USING INDIGENOUS HYDROCARBON DEGRADING MICROBES IN A FIXED BED BIOREACTOR SYSTEM

B. Fei-Baffoe, S. Antwi-Akomeah 1, E.A. Agyapong 1, and P. Osei-Fosu 2

1 Department of Environmental Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

2 Ghana Standards Authority, Accra, Ghana

 12  GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR GROUNDWATER IN THE MIDDLE PRECAMBRIAN PROVINCE OF UPPER DENKYIRA DISTRICT USING ELECTROMAGNECTIC AND ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY METHODS

 C. Okrah1, S. K. Danuor 2, S. Dapaah-Siakwan 1

1 Groundwater Division, Water Research Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Accra, Ghana

2 Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana 

 13  PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CONVENTIONALLY-TILLED SOILS UNDER TWO TUBER CROPPING SYSTEMS IN SOUTH-EASTERN NIGERIA 

 E.U. Onweremadu1, J.E. Maduka1, J.E. Ohaeri2, B.O. Anene3, M. Lekwa3 and U.O. Ufot3

1 Department of Soil Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology PMB 1526 Owerri, Nigeria

2 National Root crops Research Institute, Umudike, Nigeria

3 Department of Soil Science and Technology, Federal College of Agricultural Land Resources, Owerri, Nigeria