Journal of Biological Research and Biotechnology


Bio-Research is a multidisciplinary biological and biotechnology journal published by the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. We publish scientific reports on biological and biotechnology subjects in the form of original articles, reviews brief reports, and case reports.

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Evaluation of sub-acute oral toxicity effects of Phaulopsis falcisepala C.B. Clarke (Acanthaceae) in rats

Phaulopsis falcisepala is a herb or undershrub found in forest zone of West Africa and used for a wide range of ethnomedicinal purposes. Despite the ethnomedicinal importance of P. falcisepala, detai…

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  Sanusi Idris Olatunji, Oladip…   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

Evaluation of bioactive constituents and in vitro antioxidant potentials of the ethanolic leaf extracts of Dracaena mannii, Euphorbia hirta and Senna…

The current study investigated the phytochemical constituents and in vitro antioxidant activities of the ethanolic leaf extracts of Dracaena mannii, Euphorbita hirta and Senna alata. The phytochemica…

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  Anigboro Akpovwehwee Akporhua…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Artisanal stone-mining impacts on leaf microstructures and biochemical parameters of some plants at Eziani, Nsukka, Nigeria

Plants are determinant of air quality and are useful in mitigating air pollution and biomonitoring of the pollution stresses. Present study assessed the effect of stone-mining dust accumulation on f…

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  Amujiri Angela Nkechi, Nwafor…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Bacteriological load and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacterial isolates from aquatic resources harvested from Okwan Obolo estuary, Akwa Ibo…

This study was conducted to determine bacteriological load and antibiotic susceptibility profile of isolates from aquatic resources harvested from Okwan Obolo estuary, Akwa Ibom state, using standard…

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  Udoh Dora Imefon, Udo Imefon …   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Maggot debridement therapy and innovation from myiasis - A review

Maggot debridement therapy is the introduction of live and disinfected fly larvae in a wound in order to aid cleaning and healing. This technique was discovered as a beneficial effect of colonizatio…

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  Nnachi Ijem Anya, Okeanya Ben…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Metal Analysis and Fuel Potentials of Irvingia gabonensis Seed

Irvingia gabonensis seeds yield a large amount of oil which can be evaluated for its fuel potential. In this study, Irvingia gabonensis seeds were analysed for their chemical composition. The analysi…

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  Ugwu Kenechukwu Emmanuel and …   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Moringa oleifera seed extract-mediated flocculation as an efficient method for harvesting Chlorella lewinii biomass

The aim of this research was to investigate the potentials of harvesting Chlorella lewinii through flocculation by Moringa oleifera seed extract. Water, ethanol, and sodium chloride solution were use…

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  Ikele Chioma Faith and Ogbonn…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Oral drug delivery: Gastrointestinal tract adaptations, barriers and strategies for delivery enhancement - a review

The mouth is a vital route of drug administration with over 84 % of all medicines reportedly administered through it. The gastrointestinal system is equally imbued with a lot of adaptive features tha…

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  Omeh Romanus Chijioke, Ugwuez…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Nutritional qualities of Kapok (Ceiba pentandra L. Gaertn.) in response to fertilizer management

Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn, is a leafy vegetable that is under-utilized due to lack of information about the nutritional potential and agronomic practices. Minerals, vitamins, and protein content of…

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  Kolawole Olajide, Kayode Paul…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Identification and characterization of bacteria isolated from patients with cancer at Enugu State Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, Nigeria

Cancer affects millions of people worldwide and contributes to the highest percentage of global deaths compared to other ailments. Most cancer sites are vulnerable to infection by a vast number of op…

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  Okeke Onyekachi Philomena, Di…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Comparative effects of Telfairia occidentalis Hook. F. leaf extract and Ranferon-12® as dietary supplements on partially starved male Sprague-Dawley …

This work examined the supplemental effects of Telfairia occidentalis Hook.F. leaf extract compared to a standard hematinic drug, Ranferon -12 ®, on the performance of thirty-six male Sprague-Dawley …

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  Nwaigwe Chukwuemeka Onyekachi…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

The knowledge and use of insecticide treated nets (INTs) among rural dwellers in Ivo L.G.A, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Effective uses of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are considered key to the elimination of malaria among vulnerable populations. Several studies have revealed that the degree of awareness, ownership,…

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  Uhuo Emmanuel Nnaemeka, Godwi…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022