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Prof. Eneobong Efiom Eneobong

Professor
Genetics and Biotechnology
eeneobong@unical.edu.ng

Professor of Plant breeding and Crop Biotechnology, Fellow of Botanical Society of Nigeria, Fellow of Biotechnology Society and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science. with research interest in conventional breeding of forage grasses, cow pea, etc, also rDNA improvement of Crops and cyto-tosic effects of tropical medicinal plants

Ene-Obong,, E.E. 2017.Engineering the C4 Rice. Fellowship Keynote Paper at the Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, Federal University of Technology , Minna.


Nkaa, F. A., Ene-Obong, E.E., Taylor, N. J., Fauquet, C. M. and C. N. Egesi. 2015. Evaluation of ten Elite Nigerian cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivars for somatic embryogenesis and regeneration potentials. Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology 2(2): 133 – 143.


Nkaa, F. and E. Ene-Obong. 2016. Responses of ten Nigerian Manihot spp.to transformation in vitro. Lambert Academic Publishing Co.


Etta, Hannah E., EneObong, E.E.,Ekaluo, U. and Okon, A. E.2015. Phytochemical evaluation and initial TLC profiling of two potential indigenous male contraceptive plants. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research.


Ndukauba, J., G.E. Nwofia, P.I. Okocha and E.E. Ene-Obong. 2015a. Variability in Egusi- Melon genotypes( Citrullus lunatus (Thumb) Matsum and Nakai) in derived Savannah environment in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Plant Research 5(1): 19 – 26.


Ndukauba, F. A., G.E.Nwofia, P.I. Okocha and E. E. Ene-Obong. 2015b. Combining Ability and Heterosis in Egusi Melon (Citrillus lunatus (Thumb) Matsum and Nakai). International Journal of Sciences


Nkaa, F. A., Ene-Obong, E. E., Taylor, N., Fauquet, C. and E. N. A. Mbanasor.2014. Elimination of East African Cassava Mosaic Virus(EACMV) from cassava(Manihot esculenta Crantz through Somatic Embryogenesis. MOUAU Journal of Environment and Sustainable Agriculture.


Ene-Obong, E. E. 2014. Professor Eni Njoku : Scholar, Statesman, Scientist - Administrator, Mentor and Friend. 12th Eni Njoku Memorial Lecture. Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


Etta, Hannah E., Okon E. A., and EneObong, E. E. 2012. Modifications in sperm quality of albino rats (wister) by ethanol extract of Phyllanthus amarus (Schum and Thonn ). Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology 24: 54 – 57.


Nkaa, F.A., Ene-Obong, E.E., Taylor, N., Fauquet, C., and E.N.A Mbanasor. 2013. Elimination of African Cassava Mosaic Virus (ACMV) and East African Cassava Mosaic Virus (EACMV) from cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cv. ‘Nwugo’ via somatic embryogenesis. American Jour. of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 3(2)): 33-40.


Etta, Hannah E., Udoh, P. B., Udo, S. E. Okon, B. and EneObong, E. E. 2011. Ox – Eye Beans( Mucuna urens L.) A novel indigenous contraceptive. NISEB Journal 11(4): 303 - 310


Etta, Hannah E., Udoh, P. B., Okon, Bassey and EneObong, E. E. 2009. Anti – spermatogenic effects of ethanol extract of Mucuna urens. Elsevier Journal of Reproduction and Contraception 20: 161 – 168.


Obidiegwu ,J.E. ,R. Asiedu; E.E. Ene-obong; C.O. Muoneke; and . Kolesnikova-Allen (2009): Genetic characterization of some water yam (Dioscorea alata L.) in West Africa with simple sequence repeats. International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment-JFAE. Vol.7.


Obidiegwu ,J.E; M. Kolesnikova-Allen, E.E. Ene-obong; C.O. Muoneke and R. Asiedu (2009). SSR markers reveal diversity in Guinea yam (Dioscorea cayanensis/Dioscorea rotundata) core set. African Journal of Biotechnology 8(12):2730-3739.


Obidiegwu, J., J. Loureiro; E. Ene-Obong; E. Rodriguez, M. Kolesnikova-Allen(2010) ; C. Santos; C. Muoneke and R.Asiedu (2009). Ploidy level studies on the Dioscorea cayenensis/ Dioscorea rotundata complex core set.(2010) Euphytica springel DO1 10.1007/S10861-009-9960-1


Bassey E. E., P. I. Okocha; M. J. Eka; C. I. Umechuruba and E. E. Ene-Obong, 2010. Evaluation of Heterosis and Variability in Diallel Crosses of Okra(Abelmosctrus esculentus(L) Moench) Varieties Under the Tropical Rainforest Environment of South- Eastern Nigeria. Journal of research in Agriculture 7, 92 - 104


Amadi, C. O., Ene-Obong, E. E., Okonkwo, J. C. and Okocha, P. I. (2008) Genetic Variation in Yield and some Important Attributes of Potato( Solanum tuberosum L. Grown under High Ambient Temperature. Nigerian Journal of Botany 21(1):145-157 University of Calabar.


Amadi, C. O., Ene-Obong, E. E., Okonkwo, J. C. and D. M. Lenka. 2008. Preliminary studies on yield and some yield attributes of potato (Solanum tuberosum ) grown under high and low ambient temperatures. Niger Agric. J. 1, 65 – 75.


Ene-Obong, E.E. (2007) Advances in Crop Improvement, using Biotechnological Techniques and the Implication for Nigeria in the 21st Century. Nig. J. Botany 20 (1) 1-8


Amadi, C. O. and Ene-Obong, E. E.(2007) Genetic Variability and Interrelationships of some Potato Attributes in Jos Plateau of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Botany 20(1):233-245


Amadi, C. O. and Ene-Obong, E. E. (2007) Path-Coefficient Analysis of some Agronomic Attributes of Potato Grown in a Warm Climate Location.Nigerian Journal of Experimental and applied Biology Volume 8(1): 75-80


Amadi, C. O. and Ene-Obong, E. E. (2007) Variability and Interrelationships in Potato Grown in a Location with High Ambient Temperature. Nigerian Journal of Experimental and applied Biology Volume 8(1): 63-73


Amadi, C. O. and Ene-Obong, E. E. (2007) Path-Coefficient Analysis of some Agronomic Attributes of Potato Grown in a Warm Climate Location.Nigerian Journal of Experimental and applied Biology Volume 8(1): 75-80


Amadi, C. O. and Ene-Obong, E. E.(2006) Association of yield with some Agronomic Characters in Potato under a cool mid-altitude location. Nigerian Journal of Genetics 20:88-9


Oselebe, H. U. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2006. Organogenesis in Dioscoreophyllum cummensii(Stapf) Diels. Tropicultura 25: 37 – 43.


Akaneme, F. I. and Ene-Obong, E.E.2005. Tissue culture in Pinus caribaea. 1.Effects of two auxins and two cytokinins on growth and greening,AgroScience 4; 14-23.


Eleweanya, N. P., Uguru, M.I. Ene-Obong, E.E. and Okocha, P.I. 2006. A field screening and selection of maize genotypes for acid tolerance in the humid rainforest zone of South Eastern Nigeria.


Nwofia G.E., E. E. Ene-Obong and P.I. Okocha and E. E. Ene-Obong. 2006. Evaluation of Cowpea genotypes for yield and yield components in humid condition. Crop Production and Protection.. J. Sustain. Agric. Environ. 9,32 -41.


Nwofia G.E., E. E. Ene-Obong and P.I. Okocha 2006. Genotypic and phenotypic variability in cowpea grown in a humid environment in Nigeria. Trop. Sci. 46. 82-86.


Akaneme, F.I., Ene-Obong, E.E.and Nwankiti, O.C. 2005. A preliminary cytology of root tips of callus cells of Pinus caribaea in the tropics. Bioresearch 3;93-100


Eleweanya, N. P., Uguru, M.I., Ene-Obong, E.E. and Okocha, P.I. 2006. Heritability and variability studies of maize grown in acid soils of Umudike in the humid rainforest zone of South Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research.


Nwofia, G. E., E. E. Ene-Obong, and P. I. Okocha 2005. Genotypic and phenotypic and variability in cowpea grown under humid environment in Nigeria Journal Tropical Sci.


Obidiegwu, J.C.,Ene-Obong, E.E.and Muoneke, C.O.2005. Cross Potentials and Heterosis Expression in Intra and Interspecific Hybrids of Capsicum.Journal of Agriculture, Agricultural Technology and Environment. University of Calabar.


Eleweanya, N. P., Uguru, M.I. Ene-Obong, E.E., and Okocha, P.I. 2005. Correlation and path-coefficient analysis of grain yield related characters in maize (Zea mays L.) under Umudike conditions of South Eastern Nigeria. Agro-science 4.


Obidiegwu J.E. Muoneke, C.O. and Ene=Obong, E.E. 2004. Yield and Yield Component Analysis in Pepper. J. Sustain. Agric. Environ. 6: 185-190


Uyoh, E.A. Nkang, A. E. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2004. Biotechnology, genetic conservation and sustainable use of bioresources


Oselebe, H., Ene-Obong, E.E., Nwankiti, O.C. and Okezie, C.E.A. 2004. The biology of Dioscoreophyllum cummensii(Stapf) Diels. Nig. J. Botany 17:17-28.


Nwofia, G.E. and Ene-Obong, E.E.2001, Barriers to interspecific hybridization among non-tuberous Solanum spp. J. Appl.Chem. and Agric. Res.7:75-83


Ene-Obong, E.E. 2003 – Current Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology. Nigeria Academy of Science Quarterly Lecture, Lagos, Nigeria pp 83.


Uyoh, Edak and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2003. Plant Genetic Resources, Genetic Conservation and biotechnology. Nigeria Academy of Science Forum on disappearing forest, endangered species and crop lost. State Library Complex Calabar


Nwofia, G.E., I. J. Echiemunor and E.E. Ene-Obong 2001. Crossability relationships and heterosis in intra and interspecific hybrids of Capsicum. J. Sustainable Agric. Environ. 3(2)239-245.


Osuagwu, A. N. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2002. Introduction of Anthephora species to the tropical rainforest: Implications for grazing propagation and breeding of the species. Global J. of Pure and Applied Sciences 8:175-179.


Akaneme,F.I. and Ene-Obong, E.E.2001. In vitro propagation as potential means of providing raw material for the paper industry in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 16: 52F-60F.


Oselebe, Happiness O., Nwankiti, O.C., Ene-Obong, E.E., Okozie, C.E.A.. and Nwadinigwe, M. 2001. Anatomy of Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii(Stapf) Diels.. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 14,87-99.


Nwofia, G.E., Madu, O.A. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2001b.


Nwofia, G.E., Madu, O.A. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2001 a Studies on the chromosomes of tropical lilies 1: karyotype of Gloriosa superba Lindle (Liliaceae). J. Appl. Chem. And Agric. Res. 54-57


Ngwuta, A.A., Ajala, S. O., Obi, I.U. and E. E. Ene-Obong 2001. Potential sources of resistance to maize stem borers in local populations of South Eastern Nigeria. Proceedings of the African Crop Science Conference Vol.5. pp.23-28. Uganda, African Crop Science Society


Nwofia, G.E., Madu, O.A. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2001b. Studies on the chromosomes of tropical lilies 2: Karotype of Urginea spp. Kurt (Liliaceae) Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Environment.


Ene-Obong, E.E. 2001. The cell and cell division. In: College Laboratory Manual of Tropical Biology (eds. J.N.C. Maduewesi and E.U. Iheagwam) Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


Okezie, C.E.A. Ihemere, E. E. Ene-Obong, E.E. Okoro, O.O. and S.N.C. Okonokwo 2000. Factors affecting multiple shoot formation from Nodal segments of Gmelina arborea Roxb in vitro. Plant Prod. Res. Journal 5:12-19


Nwofia, G.E. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 2000. Genotypic differences in in vitro response of Solanum species. J. Sustain. Agric. Environ 2(2): 195-204.


Mba, R.E.C. and Ene-Obong, E.E.1998. Interrelationships between forage yield and yield attributes in Anthephora Schreb.Nig.J. Agric.


Ene-Obong, E.E. 1997. Bioconservation for Sustainable Food Production. In: E. E. Ene-Obong et al. (eds). Biological Conservation for Sustainable Agriculture Production. Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike pp.5-8


Ene-Obong, E.E. 1996. Balancing the exploitation of genetic resources and the conservation of bioresources through biotechnology. Genetic conservation.


Ene-Obong, E.E. 1997. Biotechnological Techniques for the Conservation and use of Plant Genetic Resources. In: E.E. Ene-Obong et al. (eds). Biological Conservation for Sustainable Agricultural Production. FederalUniversity of Agriculture Umudike. Pp 72-75.


Ene-Obong, E.E. 1996. Biotechnological strategies for the conservation of plant genetic resources. Genetic conservation.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Mba, R.E.C. 1995 – Colchiploid induction in Anthephora ampulacea Stapf and Hubb-Cytologia. 57:273-278.


Ene-Obong, E.E., Mba, R.E.C. and Nwankiti, O.C. – Path coefficient analysis of seed yield in Anthephora Schreb. Nig. J. Agric.


Mba, R.E.C. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 1996 – Interrelationship between herbage quality and forage yield in Anthephora Schreb. Nig. J. Agric.


Mba, R.E.C. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 1996 – Interrelationship between forage yield and yield attributes in Anthephora Schreb.Nig. J. Agric


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Mba, R.E.C. 1994. Cytomorphological studies in genus-Anthephora Schreb. Nig. J. Botany 7:15-23


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Okonkwo, S.N.C.1994 Embryogenic callus and plantlet regeneration from interspecific seeds of Solanum: Proc. African regional Symp.On Biotech, for rapid Development (ed. Amadou T. Ba) pp. 125-128. African Bio-Sciences Network.


Ameh, G.I., Okonkwo, S.N.C. Okezie, C.E.A., Ene-Obong, E.E. and Okoro, O.O. 1994. in vitro regeneration of plantlets from embryo explants of Pinus caribea var, hondinsis Barr and Gold. In Proceedings of 1992 African Regional Symp. On Biotechnology for Rapid Development (ed. Amadon T. Ba) pp. 163-166. African Biosciences Network.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Mba, R.E.C. 1995. Agronomic comparisons of diploid and tetraphord – filegrasses. I. Forage yield attributes Biter. Trop. Landwirtscaft. Vet. Med.


Mba, R.E.C. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 1995. Agronomic comparisons of diploid and tetraphoid – filegrasses 2. Seed yield attributes. Beitr trop. Landwirtschaft. Vet. Med


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Mba, R.E.C. 1995. Agronomic comparisons of diploid and tetraploid-filegrasses. 3 Forage quality attributes. Beitr trop. Landwirtschaft. Vet. Med


Ihemere, U.E. Okonkwo, S.N.C., Ene-Obong, S.N.C. Okezie, C.E.A. and Okoro, O.O. 1994. in vitro studies of Gmelina arborea Roxb. Landwirtscaft. Proc. Of the 1992 African Regional Symposium on Biotechnology for Rapid Development (ed. Amadon T. Ba) pp. 167-176. African Biosciences Network


Ene-Obong, E. E. and Okoye, F. I. 1993. Seed coat effects on water permeability in the African Yam bean ster. Sphenostylis sternocarpa (Hoschst Ex. A Rich) Harms. Nig. J. Botany 6:43-51.


Ene-Obong, E. E. 1994. Plant genetic transformation strategies for crop improvement Proc. Of African Regional Symposium on Biotech. for rapid Development (ed. Amadou T.Ba)pp.177-185. African Biosciences Network.


Okoye, F. I. and Ene-Obong, E. E. 1992. Genetic variability and correlation studies in the African yam bean, Sphenostylis stenocarpa. Nig. J.Botany 5:75-83


Ene-Obong, E. E. and Okoye, F.I. 1992. Interrelationship between yield and yield components in the African yam bean. Sphenostylis stenocarpa Beitrage trop. Landwirtsch verterinamed. 30, 283-290.


Ene-Obong, E. E. 1992. Anther Culture and its potential. In: Biotechnology, Enhancing research on tropical crops in Africa (Thottappilly, G.L. Moti, D.R. Mohan Raj and A. W. Moore eds). CTA/iita, IBADAN, Nigeria 376 pp.


Ene-Obong, E. E., Ihemere, U.E., Amer. G.I. Okezie C.E.A. Okoro, O.O. and Okonkwo S.N.C.1993’ Mass Clonal propagation of trees for renewable reforestation in Africa. Species Studies of Gmelina arborea Roxb. and Pinus caribeae Mor. Seminaire Regional sur L’Afrique face au defi des biotechnologies vegetables. IIRSDA, Cote D’Ivoire.


Ene-Obong, E. E. and Kanu, J.I. 1992 Tissue culture of the African yam bean. Nigerian J. of Biotech


Ene-Obong, E. E. 1991. Effects of selected medicinal plants on chiasma frequency and fecundity in Zonocerus variegatus (Orthoptera phyrogomorphidae). Nigeria J. of Biotech.


Ene-Obong, E. E., Nwofia, C.E. and Okunji, C.O. 1991. Depressive effects of alcoholic extract extract of five molluscicidal plants on mitosis. Fitoterapia LXII: 353-356.


Umoh, E. O., Hossain, G.M.and Ene-Obong, E. E.1991a. On interchange complexes in Commelina diffusa Burn F. from South Eastern Nigeria. Cytologia 56:173-179.


Umoh, E. O., Hossain, G.M.and Ene-Obong, E. E.1991a. On interchange complexes in Commelina diffusa Burn F. from South Eastern Nigeria. Cytologia 56:173-179.


Ene-Obong, E. E. 1991. Anti-|DNA and anti spindle effects of tropical medicinal plants.Chapter 16(pp 295-310). In Biotechnology: Current Progress (P.N. Cherminisoff and Ferrante, L.M. eds). Technomic Pub. Co. Inc. Lancaster-Basel.


Umoh, E. O., Hossain, G.M. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 1991b. Cytogenetics of Commelina eracta Linn. From South Eastern Nigeria. Cytologia 56:181-186.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Amadi, O.C. 1987a. Contributions to the cytological effects of medicinal plants. Effects of water extracts of Boerhaavia difusa and Vernomia amygdalina on Allium cepa root tip mitosis. Cytologia 52: 469-474.


Ene-Obong, E. E. and Osuala, C.C. 1990. Contributions to the cytological effects of medicinal plants. The mutagenic potentials to water extracts of Borreria filliformis (Hiern) Hatch. and Dalz. and Vinca rosea L. Nig. J. Of Botany 3:35-40.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Kanu, J. 1989. Response of F1 interspecific hybrids of Solanum to nitrogen fertilization, insecticide and fungicide treatments. Trop. Agric. 66: 181-183.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Chiatula, E.O. 1989. Meiosis in F1 interspecific hybrid of Solanum. Bionature 9:35-37.


Ene-Obong, E.E. 1989. Interaction between three white clover and two ryegrasses. Bionature 9:35-37.


Omaliko, C.P.E. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 1987. Ecophysiological Studies on Anthephora ampulacea L. 1. Effects of water stress and soil reaction. Trop. Ecol.28:69-70.


OmalikoC.P.E. Ene-Obong, E.E., Ibezim, C.N. Udeogalanya, A.C.C. 1987. Ecophysilogical studies on Anthephora ampulacea 2. Response to N.P. and K deficiencies. Trop. Ecol. 28:80-87.


Omaliko, C.P.E. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 1989. Biology of filegrass (Anthephora) (Stapf and Hubb) Ife journal of Science 3:109-114.


Ene-Obong, E.E. 1986. Association of induced markers and environmentally induced changes in flax genotrophs. Bionature 6:17-21.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Omaliko, C.P.E. and Ani, S.O. 1988. Studies on the morphology, dry matter formation and mineral content of Anthephora spp during dry season. Beitrage Landwritsch. Verterinamed 26, 155-162.


Ene-Obong, E.E and Amadi, O. C. 1987b. Contribution to the cytological effects of medicinal plants. The effects of water extracts of Cassia alata L. on Allium cepa root tip mitosis. Proc. Of the Workshop on evaluation of traditional medicines. University of Nigeria Nsukka spp. 233-241.


Iheagwam, E.U. and Ene-Obong, E.E. 1985. On the reproductive chromosomal and morphometric relationship of the so-called dry-and wet season Mendelian populations of the variegated grasshopper. Zonocerus variegatus (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) and their “hybrid” Zcol. Jena. 214:157-163.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Omaliko, C.P.E. 1985b. Variability of ecotypes of Anthephora ampulacea 2. Feeding value of herbage. Bionature 5:57-63.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Omaliko, C.P.E. 1985a. Variability in ecotypes of Anthephora ampulacea 1. Agronomic variations. Bionature 5:15-21.


Ene-Obong, E.E. and Nzelu, B.N. 1985. Studies on resistance to natural pests and diseases in Solanum. Bionature 5:65-69.


Ene-Obong, E.E. 1984. The morphology of clover stolon growth. Bionatue 4:39-42

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