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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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

Antioxidant and chelating effects of Citrus sinensis peel extract on wistar rats administered with lead and cadmium

Heavy metals possess toxic effects that leads to serious health and environmental problems, anthropogenic activities are chiefly responsible for metal exposure, and they manifest toxic effects on a b…

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  Ekhator Osazuwa Clinton, Osar…   Vol.20  No.3 - 2022

Exploring the vulnerability of a commonly exploited fish stock, Galeoides decadactylus in the artisanal mixed capture fisheries of Sierra Leone

Galeoides decadactylus is a commonly exploited fish stock in Sierra Leone, and the study of its vulnerability to capture in the artisanal mixed fisheries of Sierra Leone has not gained the needed att…

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  Konoyima Komba Jossie and Sho…   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022

The effects of variations in length of suction pipette inserted during vaginal smear cytology procedure on estrous cycle in Sprague–Dawley rats

Estrous cycle is a periodic reproductive sequence of events in most female laboratory animals that are used for basic research. Several methods have been used to stage estrous cycle, these include vi…

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  Airat Adeola Bakare, Chika An…   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022

Administration of chemically ripened banana (Musa acuminate) juice to male Wistar rats depletes blood cells via impaired hematopoiesis

The use of chemicals such as calcium carbide to ripen fruits instigates toxicity; inclusion of the chemically ripened fruits in the preparation of juices may induce blood cells depletion by altering …

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  Onwuka Osah Martins, Okerulu …   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022

Growth and immunological profile of gercacinid crab at different sublethal salinity regimes

Salinity is the most variable ecological parameter in the lagoon with daily and seasonal variations . The changes in growth, serum biochemistry and antioxidant enzymes activities of Cardisoma armatum…

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  Lawal-Are Aderonke Omolara, M…   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022

The effect of pectinase pretreatment on the extraction of essential oil from the seed kernels of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

In this study, the seed kernels of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) were pretreated with partially purified pectinase (PPP) prior to hydrodistillation to enhance the extraction of essential oil. The yield…

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  Iko Wanen, Omeje Kingsley Ozi…   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022

Crude oil hydrocarbon degradation efficiency of indigenous bacterial strains isolated from contaminated sites in Nigeria

The crude oil degradation potential of bacterial isolates from three contaminated sites in Nigeria were investigated. Seven bacterial isolates namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain W15, Pseudomonas ae…

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  Nnabuife Obianuju Obiajulu, O…   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022

Changes in the enzymes, amino acids, metal ions and flavor profile during fermentation of African locust bean seeds ‘Parkia biglobosa’ to Daddawa

Daddawa/iru, a product of African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) seeds, is widely used as food condiment by many tribes in West Africa. This study aimed to determine some of the changes which occur d…

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  Zebedee Nivoakana Emmanuel, O…   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022

Endo-1,4-D-glucanohydrolase assisted extraction of essential oil from the seed kernels of Nutmeg by using a two-step protocol

The cell walls of plants are made up of cellulose as the major composite and the hydrolysis of this polysaccharide has proven to be a major step in the extraction of many biomolecules. This research …

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  Iko Wanen, Omeje Kingsley Ozi…   Vol.20  No.2 - 2022