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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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

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…


  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…


  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…


  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…


  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…


  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 …


  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,…


  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…


  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…


  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…


  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 …


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