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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Ethnobotanical and nutrient survey of indigenous edible fruits, vegetables and mushrooms of Iringa District, Tanzania

A study on ethnobotany and nutrients survey of indigenous vegetables, fruits and mushrooms was conducted in March 2020 in Iringa Rural District of Tanzania. The objectives was to collect ethnobotany …


  Washa Bugalama Washa   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Empirical analysis of amylolytic and proteolytic activities of microbial isolates recovered from deteriorating painted wall surfaces in Lagos Nigeria

The biodeterioration of painted walls have been associated with several biological mechanisms such as organic acid production and enzymatic activity of microorganisms amongst other factors. Therefore…


  Obidi Olayide Folashade, Awe …   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Assessment of bacterial isolates associated with mobile phones of meat sellers in selected markets in Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria

Mobile phones are essential components used to enhance social life and aid different professions. Swab samples were obtained from ninety-six (96) meat sellers' mobile phones in four (4) major markets…


  Edomwonyi Ivy Ivie, Idemudia …   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Chemical characteristics of groundnut and sheanut shell biochars as adsorbents and soil conditioners in the era of ecological sustainability

This study investigated the influence of pyrolysis temperatures on characteristics of groundnut and sheanut shell biochars as potential adsorbents and soil conditioners. Groundnut and sheanut shell b…


  Duwiejuah Abudu Ballu, Abubak…   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Genetic assessment of Mangifera indica Linn. (Mango) from selected locations in Oyo State, Nigeria

This study characterized five (5) varieties of mango comprising 15 accessions collected from Ogbomosho, Saki, Ibadan and other locations in Oyo State. The field experiment was laid out in a Complete …


  Olawuyi Joseph Odunayo, Ayode…   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Hepato-protective potentials of aqueous, chloroform and methanol leaf extracts of Whitfieldia lateritia on 2, 4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-induced anaemi…

This study aimed at investigating the hepato-protective potentials of the aqueous, chloroform and methanol leaf extracts of Whitfieldia lateritia on 2, 4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH)-induced ana…


  Aja Oti Agha, Egba Simeon Ike…   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Simultaneous production of cellulase and amylase by Aspergillus fumigatus IB-A1

Utilization of agricultural wastes for production of useful metabolites requires hydrolysis using both cellulase and amylase enzymes. We isolated Aspergillus fumigatus IB-A1 and evaluated its ability…


  Ezea Ifeanyi Boniface, Murata…   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Application of microbial synthesized phytohormones in the management of environmental impacts on soils

With the world's population growing at an exponential rate, pollution of the ecosystem by heavy metals from anthropogenic activities poses a major threat to agricultural and food security worldwide. …


  Ezeh Chukwuemeka Cornelius, O…   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Evaluation of the antibacterial properties of the extracts and fractions of Ipomoea triloba l. (Convolvulaceae) on selected enteric diarrheagenic bac…

Diarrhoea is a leading killer of young children accounting for approximately 8% of all deaths among children ˂ 5 years worldwide and causes neonatal mortality and hospitalization in geriatrics. Ipomo…


  Alozie Mfonobong Favour, Ekon…   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Leaf epidermal and petiole anatomical features as taxonomic characters in some Vernonia species in Nigeria

Foliar and petiole micro-morphological characteristics of some members of the genus Vernonia namely; Vernonia amygdalina Del. (bitter variety), Vernonia amygdalina Del. (non-bitter variety), Vernonia…


  Okanume Ogochukwu Esther, Abo…   Vol.20  No.1 - 2022

Review of studies published on the medicinal importance of different parts of Citrullus lanatus in the last ten years

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), (CL) is an edible fruit of Cucurbitaceae family. It is cultivated worldwide for it is nutritive and medicinal values. The records of online scientific publications on …


  Akintunde Olukayode Gbolahan …   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021

Mesomorphy and vulnerability indices of Solanum melongena and Corchorus olitorius in Nsukka metropolis

Global warming is no longer just a prediction. It is happening. Variability in climate is deeply rooted within the West African society. Understanding the response of plants to increased drought woul…


  Eli Ogonna Precious and Ajuzi…   Vol.19  No.2 - 2021