Publications

CHEMICAL ANALYSES OF THE SHELLS OF BLACK-SKINNED AND ALBINO GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS (Archachatina marginata)

CHEMICAL ANALYSES OF THE SHELLS OF BLACK-SKINNED AND ALBINO GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS (Archachatina marginata)

CHEMICAL ANALYSES OF THE SHELLS OF BLACK-SKINNED AND ALBINO GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS (Archachatina marginata) Akinnusi, F.A.O1.; Oropo,A²; Oladepo,O.A¹; Akanni, K.T³., Ademolu,K.O²* 1Centre for Entrepreneurship and Leadership Studies, Christland University, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2 Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 3School of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta. *Corresponding author’s email: kennyademolu@yahoo.com   ABSTRACT This study was conducted to compare biochemical analyses of the shells of black-skinned and albino giant African…

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2020 conference

2020 conference

This is to inform the general public and all the lovers of molluscs that Nigerian Malacological Society holds her 9th annual conference and calls for papers.   Due to Covid-19 Pandemic breakout, this conference will be VIRTUAL, this is to ensure safety of all our members and lovers.

SNAIL FARMING AND PHARMACEUTICAL/COSMETIC INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

SNAIL FARMING AND PHARMACEUTICAL/COSMETIC INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

By  Akpa, U. A. Ph.D., FWHO, FRSTMH Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Director, Medical Biotechnology, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja. Nigeria. akpaalexu@yahoo.com   Introduction Snails belong to the phylum known as Mollusca. They are invertebrates with soft bodies that are covered with hard calcareous shells. They can be found on land, in saltwater and in freshwater. The number of snail species runs into thousands (Adedotun and Fikayo, 2014). Snails secrete visco-elastic slime or…

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THE PLACE OF SNAIL FARMING IN THE AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL, PHARMACEUTICAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN NIGERIA

THE PLACE OF SNAIL FARMING IN THE AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL, PHARMACEUTICAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN NIGERIA

 BY      PROFESSOR BASSEY IGRI OKON FNIAS, KSM DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR CALABAR, NIGERIA                 BEING KEYNOTE ADDRESS PRESENTED AT THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP OF RESEARCH NETWORK ON GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS (NetGALS), MONDAY, 1ST JUNE, 2015, AT NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA Protocol The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka The Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka The President, Network on Giant African Land Snails (NetGALS) The…

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