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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Performance evaluation of secondary triploid Musa hybrids from in-vitro and ex-vitro derived propagules

This experiment was carried out at the High Rainfall Station of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Onne, Rivers State, Nigeria, to investigate if secondary triploid plantai…


  Victoria Wilson and Abdou Ten…   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

Melıssopalynologıcal study of Apıs Mellıfera L. honey sourced from dıfferent localıtıes in the mıddle belt of Nıgerıa

Melissopalynological studies are useful to determine the floral contents and geographical origin of honey samples. The great diversity of plants allows bees to produce honey that is highly valuable t…


  Ikegbunam Nchedochukwu Clara,…   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

Nutritional evaluation of formulated Arachis hypogea L. and Anacardium occidentale L. supplemented feeds in weaning albino rats

Malnutrition is still a serious public health problem in developing countries including Nigeria. This may be attributed to the deficiency of vital nutrients, especially in weaning foods for infants. …


  Shehu Shaaya, Auwal Idris, Ah…   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

Production of gluconic acid from sweet potato peels using naturally occurring fungi by submerged fermentation

The oxidation of glucose produces gluconic acid, a significant organic acid. The aim of this study was to produce gluconic acid from sweet potato peels by submerged fermentation. Isolation and identi…


  Ajiboye Adeyinka Elizabeth an…   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

Evaluation of the haemostatic potentials of aqueous extract of Hyptis suaveolens leaves in wistar rats

Hyptis suaveolens is widely used in ethnomedicine for the treatment of bleeding and wounds amongst a number of other ailments. This study investigated the haemostatic activities as well as the effect…


  Mokwenye Ifeoma, Ikewuchi Cat…   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

Mediators of arrested development as attractive malaria vector control tools: The Azadirachta indica and azadirachtin routes

Insecticides are utilized as key components in agriculture and public health tool-kits. Mosquitoes are targeted using out/indoor insecticide sprays and treated bed nets to reduce malaria. These pract…


  Ugwu Francis Stephen Ogbonna …   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

Why the World Health Organization should reconsider long lasting insecticide nets (LLIN) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) in primary mosquito/malar…

Mosquitoes spread malaria parasites in closed/open environment when they feed endophagously/ exophagously. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticide nets (LLIN) are control measures…


  Ugwu Francis Stephen Ogbonna   Vol.21  No.1 - 2023

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…


  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…


  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…


  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…


  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…


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