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Background

  1. The need for alternate source of antimalarials for treatment and prevention of malaria treatment and prevention drove the research on African Mistle toe.

  2. The research was focused on Monitoring the efficacy of ethanol and acetone extracts of African Mistle toe against parasitaemia of Plasmodiun falciparium in  Chloroquine sensitive Swiss albino mice.

  3. This was done by Soxhlet extraction of the leaves of Tapinanthus dodoneifolius to obtain ethanol and acetone crude extracts.

  4. Microbiological and phytochemical analysis revealed that the extracts were safe for use.

  5.  Measured doses was administered Intraperitoneally and the experimental animals were monitored using standard methods. Based on the results obtained from this study.

  6.  African mistletoe (Tapinanthus dodoneifolius) extracts were found to have antimalarial activity against Plasmodium berghei in mice with ethanol extract being more active than acetone extract.


Research opportunities

Research for new antimicrobials from the environment, plants, soil.

Bioremediation.

Applied Microbiology

Microbiological analysis of Food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices 

Current activities

Microbiome analysis of Bacteria and Fungi Isolated from oil field contaminants for their bioremediation and secondary metabolites production application.