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Christian Religious Education in Kenya : An Assessment of the Evolution and Operation of the Western Missionary Ideology
This study analyses the problems of moral education within Christian religious education in Kenya. It focuses on the displacement of African traditional education by the Western missionary ideology. The latter's influence ...
Evidence for mediation of two releaser pheromones in the aggregation behavior of the gregarious desert locust,Schistocerca gregaria (forskal) (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
The response of nymphal and adult gregarious phase desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, to a choice of two columns of air, one permeated with airborne volatiles emanating from nymphs or adults and the other untreated, was ...
Plant regeneration via somatic embryogenesis in mature embryo-derived callus culture of Sinocalamus latiflora (Munro) McClure
(Science Direct, 1987)
Somatic embryogenesis and subsequent formation of plantlets was achieved from callus cultures derived from mature zygotic embryos of Sinocalamus latiflora (Munro) McClure (Bamboo). Embryogenic callus was initiated on ...
Fecal volatiles as part of the aggregation pheromone complex of the desert locust, schistocerca gregaria (forskal) (orthoptera: acrididae)
Olfactometric bioassays showed that nymphs of crowded desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria, aggregated in response to volatiles derived from their feces and to volatiles emitted from the feces of young adults, but were ...
Antiplasmodial activity of four Kenyan medicinal plants.
(journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1997)
A preliminary antiplasmodial and phytochemical screening of four Kenyan medicinal plants was carried out. The medicinal plants were extracted and tested for in vitro antiplasmodial activity against chloroquine-sensitive ...
Pedonin, a spiro tetranortriterpenoid insect antifeedant from Harrisonia abyssinica
A novel ring-D cleaved spiro tetranortriterpenoid insect antifeedant, pedonin, has been isolated from the roots of Harrisonia abyssinica. Pedonin was studied spectroscopically and its structure determined by X-ray analysis.
Frequency of antimicrobial resistance and plasmid profiles of Bacillus cereus strains isolated from milk.
(Kenya Medical Association, 1996)
Plasmid profile analysis and susceptibility to eight commonly used antimicrobial agents was done on sixty Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) strains isolated from milk. About seventy two percent (71.7%) of the isolates contained ...
An epidemic of besnoitiosis in cattle in Kenya
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 1998)
A total of 17 head of cattle presenting with typical "Elephant skin disease" were isolated from the rest of the herd within a beef ranch for further clinical observation. On physical examination, all the animals had ...
Humidity effects on response ofArgas persicus (Oken) to guanine, an assembly pheromone of ticks
(Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers, 1989-03)
The assembly behavior of the tickArgas persicus Oken in response to guanine has been found to be humidity dependent. Nymphal and adult maleA. persicus assemble on guanine-treated paper disks only at low relative humidities ...
Constituents of the essential oil of blumea brevipes (oliv. & hiern) willd
(John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 1994)
The composition of the essential oil of Blumea brevipes (Oliv. & Hiern) Willd. isolated by hydrodistillation was analysed by GC and GC-MS. Sixty-eight compounds constituting about 94% of the oil were identified. The main ...