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.

Current Publications

Checklist and Comparison of Butterfly Species found in Zoological and Botanical Gardens, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Butterflies are creatures of nature with great economic importance as pollinators and bio-indicators. This study provides checklist of butterfly species present in Zoological and Botanical gardens of…

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  D Echude, MI Amobi, SU Umar, …   Vol.18  No.1 - 2020

Inhibition of dehydrogenase activity in S. typhimurium by ethanolic and methanolic extracts of Carica papaya and Ocimum gratissimum

Dehydrogenase and inhibitions of dehydrogenase activities in Salmonella typhimurium by ethanolic and methanolic leaf extracts of Ocimum gratissimum and Carica papaya were investigated. Dehydrogenase …

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  SI Umeh , IP Umunna, JU Udensi   Vol.18  No.1 - 2020

Evaluation of some organic substrates for the growth and yield of oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.Fr.) Kumm in southeast Nigeria OC Josepha…

Four organic substrates; Mahogany Sawdust (MSD), Corn Cobs (CC), Oil Palm Fruit Fibre (OPFF) and Rice Bran (RB) were evaluated for their effects on growth and yield of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.Fr.) …

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  OC Josephat, CC Onyeke, NV Ch…   Vol.18  No.1 - 2020

A preliminary study on the antimicrobial activities and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of the ethyl acetate extract of Dennett…

The study investigated the antimicrobial properties and the chemical composition of ethyl acetate extract of Dennettia tripetala (pepper fruit) seeds. Crude extract obtained by maceration of pulveriz…

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  UF Babaiwa, SO Eraga, EO Ojug…   Vol.18  No.1 - 2020

Antimicrobial and time-kill kinetics of the aqueous extract of Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) seeds

This study evaluated the antimicrobial property of the aqueous extract of Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seeds and its concentration-effect relationship (time-kill studies) on typed bacterial and fun…

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  UF Babaiwa, SO Eraga, JO Aker…   Vol.18  No.1 - 2020

The efficacy of aqueous leaf extracts of Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit and Ocimum basilicum (L.) in the control of Meloidogyne spp infecting Onion, All…

The efficacy of aqueous leaf extracts of Hyptis suaveolens and Ocimum basilicum in the control of Meloidogyne spp infecting Allium cepa L (Onion) was investigated using sterile soil that was filled i…

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  OB Okechalu, ND Zwalnan, OA A…   Vol.18  No.1 - 2020

Preliminary studies on the antifungal activities of ethanol and hot water extracts of local spices against fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans iso…

This study evaluated the antifungal effect of local spices namely Capsicum annum var. shombo, Capsicum annuum var. atarugu, Capsicum annuum var. Nsukka yellow pepper, Zingiber officinale and Allium s…

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  C.L. Akaihe, P.E. Chidebelu, …   Vol.17  No.1 - 2019

Changes in catalase activities during malting of some improved Nigerian sorghum grain varieties

The catalase activities of ten germinating improved sorghum varieties were monitored over a 4-day period to determine the effect of malting on them. This was done using standard methods that involved…

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  C.I. Nnamchi, B.N. Okolo, A.N…   Vol.17  No.1 - 2019

Aeropalynological study of Obukpa town, Enugu State, Nigeria

The diversity and abundance of airborne palynomorphs and other bio particles in the atmosphere of Obukpa was studied for a period of three months, from June through August 2010. The palynomorphs were…

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  N.C. Ikegbunam, E.E. Osayi, R…   Vol.17  No.1 - 2019

Studies on industrially processed fruit juice and freshly prepared fruit juice sold in Enugu State, Nigeria

The sugar and mineral levels of industrially processed fruit juices (mainly 100% and 50% fruit juices) sold to consumers in Enugu state, Nigeria were determined and compared with that of freshly prep…

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  R.C. Anozie, K.O. Omeje, S.O.…   Vol.16  No.1 - 2018

Proteinase activities of Candida spp. isolated from different anatomical sites of healthy women

Superficial and systemic fungal infections caused by Candida have been increasingly reported in recent times. Hydrolytic enzyme production is an important process in fungal pathogenesis and proteases…

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  P.E. Chidebelu, C.G. Ogbonna,…   Vol.16  No.1 - 2018

Mycoflora of postharvest rots of bitter yam Dioscorea dumentorum Pax in Nsukka agro ecological zone, Nigeria

This study was done to recover fungi associated with postharvest rotting of bitter yam, Dioscorea dumentorum tubers in Nsukka Agroecological Zone, Nigeria. Tubers showing signs of rot were picked fro…

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  C.C. Onyeke, G.C. Ajuziogu, C…   Vol.16  No.1 - 2018

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