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Dr. Aniefiok Ndubuisi Osuagwu

Senior Lecturer
Genetics and Biotechnology

Dr. (Mrs) Osuagwu is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar , Calabar. She obtained a Ph.D in Genetics and Plant breeding from UNICAL in the year 2002. Her research interest is in germplasm collection, conservation and genetic improvement of underutilized crop plants of  Southern Nigeria for increased food availability and sustainable development in the country. She is also interested in studies of effects of environmental stress agents on those underutilized crops. She was a visiting Scholar to Washington State University on STEP-B grant in the year 2012. In that same year 2012, she obtained a grant from NUFFIC, to attend a course on Plant Genetic Resources and seeds : Building community Resilience in the Challenge of Climate Change which was hosted in Chennai, in India. She has about twenty four publications in reputable academic research journals and has attended a large number of conferences for presentation of research findings.  

Chukwurah, P. N., Brisibe, E. A., Osuagwu, A. N., & Okoko, T. (2014). Protective capacity of Artemisia annua as a potent antioxidant remedy against free radical damage. Asian Pacific journal of tropical biomedicine, 4, S92-S98.

Dugan, F. M., Lupien, S. L., Osuagwu, A. N., Uyoh, E. A., Okpako, E., & Kisha, T. (2016). New records of Lasiodiplodia theobromae in seeds of Tetrapleura tetraptera from Nigeria and fruit of Cocos nucifera from Mexico. Journal of Phytopathology, 164(1), 65-68.

Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Okpako, E. C., Osuagwu, A. N. (2013). Environmental toxicity of black toner waste on anatomical features of Achatina achatina (Giant tiger land snail) species. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 2(1), 47 – 52.

Ekpo, I. A., Inyang Peggie, Osuagwu, A. N., Agbor, R. B., Okpako, E. C., Ekanem, B.E. (2013). Environmental Impact Assessment of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Groundwater quality in Calabar, Cross River State- Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology 2(1). 186 -193.

Ekpo, I. A., Osuagwu, A. N., Okpako, E. C., Agbor, R. B., & Ekanem, B. E. (2013). Physicochemical and morphological features of Talinum triangulare (water-leaf) exposed to hydrocarbon polluted soil. Global Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, 3(1), 52-57.

Ekanem, B. E., Osuagwu, A. N., Aikpopodion, P., Ekspo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., & Ibiang, Y. B. (2013). Hytochemical Composition of Caladium Species. Global Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, 1(1), 132-135.

Okpako, E. C., Osuagwu, A. N., Agbor, R. B., Ekpo, I. A., & Kalu, S. E. (2013). Repellance effect of aqueous extract of alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta K. Schum) on insects of Okra. World Rural Observations, 5(3), 42-46.

Osuagwu, A. N., Okigbo, A. U., Ekpo, I. A., Chukwurah, P. N., & Agbor, R. B. (2013). Effect of crude oil pollution on growth parameters, chlorophyll content and bulbils yield in air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera L.). International Journal of Applied, 3(4), 37-42.

Osuagwu, A. N., Ekpo, I. A., Okpako, E. C., & Agbor, R. B. (2013). EFFECT OF CRUDE OIL POLLUTION ON GERMINATION, SEEDLING GROWTH AND YIELD OF THREE VARIETIES OF ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS. Journal of Current Research in Science, 1(1), 15.

Osuagwu, A. N., Ekpo, I. A., Okpako, E. C., Otu, P., & Ottoho, E. (2013). The Biology, utilization and phytochemical composition of the fruits and leaves of Gongronema latifolium Benth. Agro technology, 2, 115.

Agbor, R. B., Ekpo, I. A., Osuagwu, A. N., Udofia, U. U., Okpako, E. C., & Antai, S. P. (2017). Biostimulation of microbial degradation of crude oil polluted soil using cocoa pod husk and plantain peels. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, 2(3), 464-469.

Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Osuagwu, A. N., Okpako, E.C. And Ekanem, B. E (2012). Growth and physiological responses of lemon grass (Cymbopognon citratus to simulated acid rain. International Journal of current Research 4(8), 062 - 065.

Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Osuagwu, A. N., Ekanem, B. E., Okpako, E. C., & Urua, I. S. (2012). Phytochemical and comparative studies of the stem bark and root of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal.) A. Rich. World J. Biol. Res, 5(2), 41-44.

Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Osuagwu, A. N., Okpako, E. C., & Ekanem, B. E. (2012). Evaluation of eight cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) species for yield and associated traits. International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences and Technology, 12(2), 1.

Echo, I. A., Osuagwu, A. N., Agbor, R. B., Okpako, E. C., & Ekanem, B. E. (2017). Phytochemical composition of Aframomum melegueta and Piper guineense seeds. World Journal of Applied Environmental Chemistry, 2(1), 17-21.

Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Okpako, E. C., Osuagwu, A. N., Ekanem, B. E., & Otu, P. A. (2012). Effect of crude oil and simulated acid rain on the growth and physiology of Thaumatococcus daniellii. J. Biodivers. Environ. Sci, 2(9), 21-25.

Umoetok, S. B. A., Osuagwu, A. N., Udo, I. A., Idiongette, M. I., & Ukeh, D. A. (2009). Effects of Azadirachta indica products on the management of Ootheca mutabilis on Telfairia occidentalis in Calabar, Southeast Nigeria. Crop protection, 28(7), 583-587.

Okpako, E. C., Osuagwu, A. N., Duke, A. E., & Ntui, V. O. (2009). Prevalence and significance of fungi in sachet and borehole drinking water in Calabar, Nigeria. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 3(2), 56-61.

Osuagwu, A. N., Chukwurah, P. N., Ekpo, I. A., Akpakpan, E. E., & Agbor, R. B. (2014). Variation, correlation and path coefficient analyses in seed yield and related characters in local accessions of African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) from Southern Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 9(2), 211-215.

Okpako, C. E., Ntui, V. O., Osuagwu, A. N., & Obasi, F. I. (2008). Proximate composition and cyanide content of cassava peels fermented with Aspergillus niger and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment, 6(2), 251.

Osuagwu, A. N., & Ene-Obong, E. E. (2002). Introduction Of Anthephora Species To The Tropical Rain Forest: Implications For Grazing Propagation And Breeding Of The Species. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 8(2), 175-180.

Bialy, H., Elwell, L. P. & Owoh, A. B. (1981). The Dissemination of a Trimethoprim Resistance R-plasmid among Vibrio cholera from Ile-Ife. Nigeria Nig. J. Genet. 4, 45-53.

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Showing All Conferences Attended

30th Conference of Biotechnoloy Society of Nigeria, Federal University of Technology, Minna , Niger State
Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Aerial yam Dioscorea bulbifera L .Using Morphological and Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR) Markers
Start: Sunday 27th August, 2017
End: Wednesday 30th August, 2017
29th Annual Conference of Biotechnology, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
I presented two Papers (1) Phenotypic and Genotypic Evaluation and Micropropagation of Four Landraces of Aerial Yam ( Dioscorea bulbifera L). (2) Bioethanol Production from Wild Cocoyam: A Promising alternative to the Use of Edible Food Crops.
Start: Sunday 28th August, 2016
End: Wednesday 31st August, 2016
25th Annual Conference of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, (BSN) held in National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja.
Conferece was held at National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja. Ipresented a paper on Use of Plantain Peels ash as Biopesticide for Pests Management of three Varieties of Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas L Lam)
Start: Sunday 26th August, 2012
End: Friday 31st August, 2012
Workshop/ Conference of University of Calabar Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE)
This was a capacity building workshop organized for two days, to build capacity for quality teaching for quality Learning in higher in higher Education. Venue was the UNICAL International conference Center.
Start: Tuesday 12th February, 2013
End: Wednesday 13th February, 2013
2nd International Conference on Agriculture
I presented a paper titled The Biology, Utilization and Phytochemical Composition of the Fruits and Leaves of Gongronema latifolium Benth.
Start: Thursday 26th September, 2013
End: Saturday 28th September, 2013
30th Annual Conference of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Aerial Yam (Dioscorea bulbifera L.)Using Morphological and Simple Sequence Repeats( SSR) Markers
Start: Sunday 27th August, 2017
End: Wednesday 30th August, 2017
International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds
International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Building Community Resilience in the face of Climate Change. Organized and sponsored by Centre for Development Initiative, Netherlands, held in Chennai, India.
Start: Monday 29th October, 2012
End: Friday 16th November, 2012
Workshop/training on use of modern tools of Genetic Engineering in Washington State University, United States of America
Training workshop on modern Biotechnology tools
Start: Monday 10th September, 2012
End: Tuesday 23rd October, 2012
5th International Symposium on Breeding Research of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Title of paper presented was Domestication and Characterization of Some Endangered Indigenous Spice Plants in Nigeria.
Start: Monday 18th June, 2012
End: Wednesday 20th June, 2012
2nd Regional Conference of OWSD held at University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani. Ghana
Paper presented -Germplasm Collection, Morphological Characterization and Proximate Composition of Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera L) from Southern Nigeria
Start: Tuesday 15th October, 2013
End: Friday 18th October, 2013
36th Annual International Conference of Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN)
Evaluation of F1 hybrids of white and black skinned Giant African land snail (Archachatina marginata).
Start: Sunday 21st October, 2012
End: Wednesday 24th October, 2012

Showing All Grants Received

Grant Description:
Science and Technology Education Post Basic (STEP-B) grant for Research Project on Domestication and Characterization of Some Endangered Indigenous Spice Plants in Nigeria.
World Bank in collaboration with STEP- B

83000.00  USD
Date Received:
Grant Description:
This grant was awarded to enable me attend the International workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Policies, Conservation and Use.
NUFFIC grant toWageningen UR, for Development Innovation

5021.00  EURO
Date Received: