Caribbean Journal of Sciences and Technology (CJST) <p>Caribbean Journal of Science and Technology (CJST) is a half yearly, international, open access, journal committed to multidisciplinary subjects related to biological, chemical, pharmaceutical, and technological sciences. CJST publishes manuscripts including Original research, review articles, Mini-reviews and Short communications on original work either hypothetical or experimental in the following areas: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics etc</p> en-US (Dr. Pasupuleti Visweswara Rao) (Ubitech Solutions Pvt Ltd.) Wed, 01 Dec 2021 07:58:54 +0000 OJS 60 Preliminary Survey of the Intestinal Helminths of Grasscutter and Antelope (Bush Meat) in Omagwa Rivers State <p style="text-align: justify;">The preliminary investigation on the prevalence of intestinal helminths in two popularly consumed wild games (bushmeat) Thryonomys swinderianus (grasscutter) and Alcelaphinaespp. (antelope) from Omagwa district in River State, Nigeria was carried out using the concentration technique (formalin ether method) and fecal egg count/larvae count technique. A total of 110 slaughtered animals were used, 45 males (40.9%) and 65 females (59.1%), of this total number of the test samples, 60 (54.5%) were grasscutters consisting of 25 (41.7%) males and 35 (58.3%) females and antelopes were 50 (45.5%) consisting of 20 (40.0%) males and 30 (60.0%) females. In general, out of the total number of grasscutters examined, 15 (37.5%) males and 25 (62.5%) females were infected with the intestinal helminths. Also, from the total number of antelopes examined, 10 (38.5%) males and 16 (61.5%) females were infected. And the result from t-Test showed that there were no significant difference (P &gt; 0.05) from the number of samples examined, as both test samples were infected by different intestinal helminths, irrespective of the highest rate of infection shown by the females at 41 (62.1%) as against males at 25 (37.9%). In addition, this result revealed the presence of seven different species of intestinal helminths (Ascarisspp,Strongyloidesspp, Trichurisspp, Fasciolaspp, Taeniaspp, Moniliformisspp, and Hookworm) of which Ascaris<br>spp., Strongyloides spp., Taenia spp., and Hookworm were present in both and Trichuris spp., withMoniliformis spp. being presentin grasscutters, while Fasciola spp. was only foundin antelope. The females from both test samples has the highest count of ova/worm of the intestinal helminthic as at 162 (antelopes) and 81 (grasscutters) against the males at 79 (antelopes) and 40 (grasscutters). But the result from ANOVA shows that there were no statistical significant difference (P &gt; 0.05) in the prevalence of intestinal helminthic ova’s/worm’s between the male and female of both test sample. It is believed that this study will spark further research into the other types of consumable bushmeats and at the same time draw the attention of necessary bodies into the monitoring of the activities of various eateries and outlets where these meats are served, so as to ensure that good hygiene is maintained.</p> Abara P. N., Adjeroh L. A, Nwachukwu M. O, Osinomumu I.D. Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Covid-19 Vaccines Across the GlobeA Case Study <p>A brief study on the status of covid-19 vaccines all over the world is presented for the purpose of better understanding to readers.</p> Ravi Varala, Chandra Bala Sekharan, Hari Bau Bollikolla Copyright (c) 2021 Sun, 31 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Synthesis of Schiff bases: A Glimpse on recent literature <p>Herein, author has presented a brief update on the very recent synthetic approaches for the preparation of Schiff base and its analogues. This covers the aforementioned topic until August 2021.</p> Madhu Kasimala Copyright (c) 2021 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000