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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Treatment of Delonix regia wood with castor oil (Ricinus communis) protects it against white and brown rot fungi

This study was aimed at assessing the resistance of Delonix regia wood treated with an eco-friendly bio preservative exploring castor (Ricinus communis) seed oil identified as a promising candidate f…

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  Okanlawon Funmilayo Busola, M…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Phytochemical composition and insecticidal effects of native plant extracts against the mango mealybug, Rastrococcus invadens Williams (Homoptera: Ps…

The mango mealybug Rastrococcus invadens Williams causes enormous damage to fruit trees in Burkina Faso, with losses of up to 90% for mango trees and 53% for citrus fruits. The objective of this stud…

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  Elias Mano, Désiré Dramane Ab…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Process parameters optimization for biosynthesis of gibberellic acid using orange waste as an alternative substrate

Gibberellic acid (GA3) is the most important gibberellin that affects various plant developmental processes. As such, it has an international market value of $106 million dollars. However, it is cost…

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  Ja’afar Nuhu Ja’afar and Muhy…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Anti-anaemic effects of leaf protein concentrate of Eremomastax speciosa (Hochst) Cufod. on some blood parameters of male Sprague-Dawley rats exposed…

This study investigated the effects of leaf protein concentrate (LPC) of Eremomastax speciosa (Hochst.) Cufod on some haematological and serum profile of 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats divided into nine…

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  Chukwuemeka Onyekachi Nwaigwe…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Assessment of the liver biochemical status of carpenters occupationally exposed to wood dust in Enugu metropolis South-East Nigeria.

Liver disease has a global distribution and ranks as the twelfth leading cause of mortality. This cross-sectional study carried out between June and November 2021 aimed to assess the liver biochemica…

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  Obianyido Ozioma Ebere, Obian…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Challenges and opportunities existing in the floriculture industry in Africa: knowledge and future research prospects

Floriculture is a growing sector and represents an asset to the economy of most developing countries in Africa. This paper aims to access the existing knowledge gaps and how such gaps might be filled…

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  Mèmonsso Pierrette Pauline De…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

The effect of dietary supplementation with aqueous extract of freshly harvested Talinum triangulare (waterleaf) plant on the haematology, serum bioch…

A study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation with Talinum triangulare (waterleaf) plant extract on broiler production and meat quality. A total of 75-day-old broiler chi…

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  Aronu Chinwe Justina, Anaga A…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Prophylactic activities of Olax viridis in the liver of rats challenged with carbon tetrachloride

Olax viridis is a plant used for its ethnomedical properties. This experiment was focused at assessing the prophylactic activities of O. viridis against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) - induced hepatoto…

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  Obiekwe Uchechukwu Chukwudi, …   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Concentrations and health risks of particulate matter (PM2.5) and associated elements in the ambient air of Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria

Particulate matter (PM) exposure from ambient air has been implicated in several diseases, which necessitates periodic air monitoring in every dwelling place, particularly urban centers, to detect ov…

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  Yahaya Tajudeen, Umar Faruk M…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Sodium sesquicarbonate elicits oxidative stress in erythrocytes, liver and kidney tissues

Sodium sesquicarbonate also known as Sodium sesquicarbonate dihydrate (SSD) has been used globally for centuries in food and traditional medical practices. There is paucity of scientific information …

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  Nwaigwe Chioma Uchenna, Udem …   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Effect of flamboyant flower (Delonix regia) powder on root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) infestation on tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum) …

Plant Parasitic Nematodes (PPN) are regarded as one of the major challenges of sustainable tomato production in the world. Their control which involves the use of synthetic chemicals is being restric…

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  Adamu Maryam Yahaya, Peter Ph…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023

Histological and morphometric analysis of skeletal muscle in some vertebrates

The skeletal system is primarily driven by the skeletal muscles to produce kinematic movements. The study evaluates the histological and morphometric properties of skeletal muscle in Clarias gariepen…

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  Manye Sunday Joseph, Dibal Na…   Vol.21  No.3 - 2023