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Prof. AYODEJI TIMOTHY OWOLABI

Professor
Botany
timothy.owolabi@unical.edu.ng

Prof. Owolabi is a professor of Virology. He studied at Unical for his first degree and had a PHD degree from the University of Lagos, Lagos. Nigeria. He is a DAAD Scholar a recipient of the Division of Basic Science of UNESCO fellowship for Biotechnology training. Twice Head of Department of Botany (now plant and ecological studies) he is the chairman postgraduate committee of the faculty of Biological Sciences.

Owolabi, A.T., Taiwo, M.A. and Mabadeje, S.A. (1988). Effects of single and mixed inoculations with Blackeye cowpea mosaic and Cowpea mosaic viruses of two Nigerian cowpea cultivars. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 2: 25 – 33.


Shoyinka, S.A., Owolabi, A.T., Taiwo, M.A. and Thottappilly, G. (1993). Preliminary studies on a virus disease of Vernonia amgdalina Del. Journ. Sci. Res. Dev. 1: 44 – 47.


Owolabi, A.T., E. Proll and F. Rabenstein (1995). A potyvirus induced leaf curl disease of Celosia argentea in Nigeria. In: Proceedings of International Symposium 75 years of Phytopathological and Resistance Research at Aschersleben, Germany (W. Flamme, J. Grunewaldt, G. Proeseler, G. Wenzel eds. Pp. 124 – 127.


Owolabi, A.T. and Proll, E. (2001). A mosaic disease of Senna hirsute induced by a potyvirus in Nigeria. Acta Virologica 45: 73 – 79


Owolabi, A.T., Taiwo, A.T., Thottappilly, G.A., Shoyinka, S.A., Proll, E. and Rabenstein, F. (1998). Properties of a virus causing mosaic and leaf curl disease in Celosia argentea in Nigeria. Acta Virologica 42: 133 – 139.


Owolabi, A.T. and Taiwo, M.A. (2001). Effect of Celosia mosaic virus on Celosia argentea L. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Science 7(2): 201–212.


Owolabi, A.T. and Proll, E. (2000). Differentiation of Celosia mosaic virus and Asparagus mosaic virus-1 based on biological properties. Acta virologica, 44: 179 – 181.


Taiwo, M.A. and Owolabi, A.T. (2004). Occurrence and prevalence of viruses leafy vegetables in Lagos, Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 10(1): 61-67.


Taiwo, M.A. and Owolabi, A.T. (2004). Comparative study of Amaranthus leaf mottle virus genus potyvirus and Amaranthus mosaic virus. Journal Sci. Res. Dev. 9: 63 - 74


Mofunanya, A.A.J., Omokaro, D.N., Owolabi, A.T. and Ine-Ibehe, N.E. (2008). Effect of Telfairia mosaic virus (TeMV) infection on the proximate, mineral and anti-nutritive contents of Telfairia occidentalis Hook (Fluted pumpkin). Nigerian Jour. of Botany 21(2): 204 – 315.


Owolabi, A.T., Rabenstein, F. and Fhrig, F. (2008). A strain of Papaya ringspot virus naturally infecting cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) in Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria. Nig. Jour. of Botany 21(1): 97–108.


Owolabi, A.T., Rabenstein, F., Ehrig, F., Maiss Edgar, M. And Vetten. H.J. (2012). Strains of Moroccan watermelon virus isolated from Lagenaria breviflorus and Coccinia barteri in Calabar, southeastern Nigeria. Inter. Journal of Virology 8(3): 258 – 270.


Mofunanya, A.A.J., Omokaro, D.N., Owolabi, A.T., Nya, P.J, Etukudo, M.M. and Osim, S.E. (2009). Determination of the effect of Telfairia mosaic virus on vitamins and amino acids profile of two ecotypes of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin). International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 4 (1


Owolabi, A.T., Mofunanya, A.A.J, Dogun, C., Akpan, G.S. and Wilson, E.N. (2010). Biochemical changes in Ivy Gourd Leaves (Cocinia barteri) Infected by a Nigerian Strain of Moroccan watermelon mosaic virus (MWMV). Nig. J. Exp. Appl. Biol. 11(1): 37 – 46.


Owolabi, A.T., Rabenstein, F., Taiwo, M.A., Ehrigh, F. and Maiss, E. (2011). Characterization and identification of a potyvirus causing mosaic disease of Cucurbita moschata Duch Ex. Poir in Calabar, South East Nigeria. Int. Jour. of Plant Pathology 2(4):165 – 176.


Mofunanaya, A.A.J., Owolabi, A.T. and Ani Nkang (2014). Effects of Telfairia mosaic virus on the chlorophyll content and photosynthetic capabilities of two ecotypes of Telfairia occidentalis Hook. F. (Fluted pumpkin). International Journal of Plant Pathology 5(2): 54-62.


Owolabi, A.T., Nwachukwu, C. O. and Odok, S.(2015). Screening cucumber plant introduction accession lines for resistance against cucumber strain of Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV). International Journal of Virology (In Press).


Owolabi, A.T. and Ekpiken, E.E (2014). Transmission efficiency of two strains of Moroccan watermelon mosaic virus by two clones of Aphis spiraecola (Patch).International Journal of Plant Pathology


Mofunanaya, A.A.J., Owolabi, A.T. and Ani Nkang (2015). Comparative study of the effect of Telfairia mosaic virus (TeMV) on the growth characteristics of Telfairia occidentalis (Hooker fil.) International Journal of Virology (In Press)

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