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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Seasonal comparison of vavoua, biconical and NGU traps for monitoring of Glossina (Diptera: Glossinidae) and Tabanids (Diptera: Tabanidae) in The Gam…

This work shows the effective trapping method used in catching Glossinidae and Tabanidae species and their distribution in The Gambia. One hundred and eight-six traps were used in this study comprisi…

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  Alpha Kargbo, Amien Isaac Amo…   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Investigation of the antibacterial activities of methanolic and water extracts of Gongronema latifolium, Psidium guajava and Aspilia africana

The epidemiological consequences of co-infections by enteric, wound, opportunistic, and drug-resistant pathogens, underscore the need for alternative and multi-target therapeutic approaches. Phytoche…

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  Chidebelu Paul Ekene, Chigor …   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Hepatoprotective and immune-reconstitution potentials of carrot-ginger blend among HIV-infected patients taking antiretroviral therapy in Kaduna, Nig…

Hepatotoxicity, micronutrients insufficiency and cost of micronutrient supplements are challenges faced by HIV infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). This study investigated the effect of…

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  Joshua Zamani Pius, Abarshi M…   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Microbial production of histamine and the imperatives of processed food consumption

Food processing and storage increase the value chain of food items, both for commercial purposes and for future use by peasant producers. The roles of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and yeasts in the pro…

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  Ezema James Nnabuike, Agbo Es…   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Effect of salinity stress on the antioxidant defence systems of two varieties of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.)

Osmotic stress, oxidative stress and oxidation of essential macromolecules are common consequences of salinity stress that limit plant growth and productivity. Plants are known to evolve several stra…

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  Aminu Lailaba Abubakar, Musa …   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

The use of microstructures in the authentication of powdered drug plants

Adulteration and substitution of herbal drugs are trending issues in the herbal industry, posing a serious threat to commercial natural product research. The anatomy of powdered and non-powdered samp…

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  Abdulrahaman Alanamu Abdullah…   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Severity of Phytophthora leaf blight disease and susceptibility of two local varieties of Colocasia to Phytophthora colocasiae Raciborski in Nsukka z…

Leaf-blight disease of Colocasia caused by Phytophthora colocasiae Raciborski has been a serious impediment to cocoyam production in Nigeria. Disease severity and susceptibility of the two most culti…

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  Ugwuja Faustina Njideka, Onae…   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Assessment of phytoplankton composition and physicochemical parameters of Omasi rice field, Anambra State, Nigeria

The microalgae and physicochemical parameters of floodwater of Omasi rice field in Anambra State, Nigeria were studied. Samples for the studies were collected at monthly intervals. The microalgae wer…

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  Ude, Bartholomew Okwudilichuk…   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Nutritional changes induced by fungi on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) seeds

Seeds are usually infected by microorganisms and pests during storage, causing deterioration and reduction in the nutritive and market value of these seeds. In this study, the proximate composition o…

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  Iyanyi Nkechi Gloria and Atag…   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Incidence and relative abundance of rice stem borers in three selected rice fields in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria

This study was conducted to investigate the incidence of rice stem borer infestations and the species composition present in the selected rice fields. Data were collected between April 2017 and Novem…

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  Adewoye Bolajoko Bolarinwa, A…   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Stochastic evaluation of benthic biocoenosis as pollution assessment tool in a perturbed aquatic ecosystem

To analyse the extent of disturbances and determine the state of health of aquatic systems, the integration of several biological effects at different levels of biological organization has been used.…

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  Uwadiae Roland Efe and Ajose …   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Anthropometric indices as novel markers of risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among Nigerian adults in Zamfara State

Body mass index (BMI) has traditionally been used as an indicator of body size measure and composition. Although, other measures of adiposity of the abdomen such as waist circumference (WC), waist-hi…

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  Aguh Ikenna Bruno, Sani Zurmi…   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021