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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Improvement of Provitamin A in Maize Varieties Using Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus, Glomus clarum

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF, Glomus clarum) has been used widely as a bio-amendment and bio-control agent in several biotechnological studies. In this study, biofortification of maize with pro…

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  Olawuyi, Odunayo Joseph., Aze…   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

The Effect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Some Haematological Parameters in Domestic Birds: A Study in Camp2 Village, Akamkpa Local Government Area of C…

This study was conducted to evaluate the concentrations of heavy metals in the blood of birds reared for food in Camp2 Community of Akamkpa, Cross River State, Nigeria. Twelve (12) male indigenous ju…

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  Eteng Ofem Effiom, Imo Grace …   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Physiochemical Properties of Biodiesel Produced from Ogbono (Irvingia gabonesis) seed oil

Biodiesel is a promising alternative fuel and has gained significant attention due to the predicted depletion of conventional fossil fuels and environmental concerns. This study aims to produce biodi…

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  Bandi Iklima Ibrahim, Yahaya …   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Evaluation of Water Quality and Heavy Metal Concentration across Two Connecting Tropical Lagoons in Lagos, Nigeria

Ologe and Badagry Lagoons are important tropical lagoons in Lagos, Nigeria. The water quality and heavy metal concentration were studied for a period of 2 years (Aug. 2016 to Jul. 2018) using standar…

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  Okunade Gabriel Femi, Lawal M…   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Partial Purification and Characterization of Endoxylanase from a fungus, Leohumicola incrustata

Xylanases are glycoside hydrolases (GH) that degrade β-1,4-xylan, a linear polysaccharide found as hemicellulose in cell wall of plants. Endoxylanase (Endo-1,4-β-xylanase, EC 3.2.1.8) randomly cataly…

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  Adeoyo Olusegun Richard, Plet…   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Sublethal Effects of Organophosphate Chlorpyrifos on Hemato-Immunological Parameters of the Gercacinid Crab, Cardiosoma armatum (Herklots, 1851)

Low insecticide exposure has been shown to cause profound effects on non-target organisms, including crabs. Therefore, the changes in hematological parameters, serum biochemistry and antioxidant enzy…

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  Ugwu Christian Chinonso, Moru…   Vol.19  No.1 - 2021

Influence of pendimethalin and hand weeding on mineral composition of maize, cowpea and their intercrop

Weed competition has been a major challenge limiting crop yield especially in intercropping systems. Information on the use of chemicals for weed control in intercropping systems appears scanty. The …

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  Lawal Amudalat Ranti, Olayink…   Vol.18  No.2 - 2020

Molecular characterization of Enterobacteriaceae producing β-lactamase and methicillin-resistant staphylococci isolated from the hospital environment…

Antimicrobial resistance is a real public health problem. All over the world, it has a considerable impact in hospitals. The present study was conducted to ascertain the bacterial ecology in two hosp…

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  Gbotche Elodie, Dougnon Victo…   Vol.18  No.2 - 2020

Contact and repellent effects of essential oils of Chromolaena odorata (L.) and Uvaria chamae (P. Beauv) against Macrotermes bellicosus (Smeathman)

Macrotermes bellicosus, though a beneficial termite species causes serious damage to wood and wood products, fabrics and many agricultural crops and ornamental trees. This study was conducted to asse…

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  Ubulom PME, Akpan AU, §Umohat…   Vol.18  No.2 - 2020

Chitosan-based nanoparticles sustenance and potentiation of the antibacterial effect of ampicillin against drug resistance among strains of Escherich…

The study seeks to evaluate nanoparticles based on chitosan for enhanced delivery of ampicillin in plasmid-mediated drug resistance. Serial dilutions of a mixed population of E. coli was plated on nu…

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  Onuigbo EB, Anozie-Ikeanyi C,…   Vol.18  No.2 - 2020

Antimicrobial activity of the crude extracts of Parkia biglobosa (Jacq) seeds on selected clinical isolates

Parkia biglobosa (Jacq) is a wild leguminous plant found in North-Central zone of Nigeria with high calorific value, essential proteins, fatty acids, and vitamins. The study investigated the antimicr…

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  Ajiboye AE and Hammed BA   Vol.18  No.2 - 2020

Antibacterial screening of Phoenix dactylifera L. (Date palm) seed extracts on some bacterial isolates associated with dental caries

Dental diseases refer to conditions of deterioration and disintegration of the oral cavity due to the activities of pathogenic microbes. This study was carried out to determine the antibacterial acti…

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  Adedayo MR, Ajiboye AE and Ad…   Vol.18  No.2 - 2020