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Dr. Ekemini Edet Obok

Lecturer II
Crop Science
e.e.obok@unical.edu.ng

Dr Ekemini Obok is an experienced University Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and research-based industries. Research Interests: Plant Breeding (Resistance to Pests and Diseases), Molecular Biology and Agricultural Biotechnology, Genetic Diversity of Orphan and Underutilised Crop species.

Obok, Ekemini, Wetten, Andy and Allainguillaume, Joël (2018). Electropenetrography application and molecular-based virus detection in mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) vectors of Cacao swollen shoot virus on Theobroma cacao L. Annals of Agricultural Sciences https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0570178318300095


Obok, Ekemini, Wetten, Andy and Allainguillaume, Joël (2018). Molecular evidence of Cacao swollen shoot virus acquisition and retention by Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni-Tozzetti) and Pseudococcus viburni (Signoret) mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 8 (3): 34-44.

Odor, Emmanuel, Iwo, Godfrey and Obok, Ekemini (2017). Graphical assessment of yield stability and adaptation of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) genotypes in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural and Crop Research 5 (6 ): 108-116.


Abua, Mary, Iwo, Godfrey and Obok, Ekemini (2014). Lead selection traits relationship in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp): is grain yield still key? American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 4(7): 809-816.


Obok, Ekemini (2013). Mineral contents of selected pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) x elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum (Schum) interspecific hybrids of Nigerian origin. Journal of Plant Studies 2(2):22-27. 

Obok, Ekemini (2013). Post-zygotic reproductive barrier in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) x elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) interspecific F1 hybrids. Canadian Journal of Plant Breeding 1(1):1-5.


Obok, Ekemini, Aken’Ova, M. E. and Iwo, G. A. (2012). Forage potentials of interspecific hybrids between elephant grass selections and cultivated pearl millet genotypes of Nigerian origin. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 4(9): 136-143.


Effa, E. B., Uwah, D. F., Iwo, G. A., Obok, Ekemini and G. O. Ukoha (2012): Yield performance of popcorn (Zea mays L. everta) under lime and nitrogen fertilization on an acid soil. Journal of Agriculture Science 4(10):12-19


Iwo, G. A. and Obok, Ekemini (2010). Agronomic performance and estimate of genetic variability of upland rice genotypes on acid soil of Cross River State. Global Journal of Agricultural Science 9(1):1-7


Abua, M. N., Obok, Ekemini and Iwo, G. A. (2013). Inheritance of seed coat colour in some cowpea genotypes (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). Nigerian Journal of Genetics 27: 97-108.

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Annual PhD Research Conference, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Paper Presented: Obok, E. E. (2014) – Chocolate's Enemy?
Start: Tuesday 1st July, 2014
End: Tuesday 1st July, 2014
2nd International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, University of California, Riverside, USA
Papers Presented: (1) Obok, E. E., Wetten, A. C. and Allainguillaume, J. (2014) – Retention of Cacao swollen shoot virus by its mealybug vectors, Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni Tozzetti). (2) Understanding ‘Cacao-CSSV-Mealybug’ interactions using electrical penetration graph (EPG) technique.
Start: Thursday 19th June, 2014
End: Wednesday 25th June, 2014
British Society for Plant Pathology Presidential Meeting - Food security, biosecurity and trade: the role of plant health, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Paper Presented: Wetten, A. C. and Obok, E. E. (2016) - Cacao swollen shoot virus – quarantine measures and vector biology.
Start: Monday 12th September, 2016
End: Tuesday 13th September, 2016
Annual PhD Research Conference, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Paper Presented: Obok, E. E. and Wetten, A. C. (2014) – Mapping cacao viruses in Nigeria.
Start: Tuesday 1st July, 2014
End: Tuesday 1st July, 2014
36th Annual Conference, Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN), University of Calabar, Nigeria.
Paper Presented: Abua, M. N., Iwo, G. A. and Obok, E. E. (2012): Morphology and phonological studies of some Solanum species.
Start: Monday 15th October, 2012
End: Thursday 18th October, 2012
18th International Plant Protection Congress, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
Paper Presented: Obok, E. E., Wetten, A. C., Campbell, C. and Allainguillaume, J. (2015) – Electrical penetration graph analysis of Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) feeding behaviour on cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.).
Start: Wednesday 24th August, 2016
End: Saturday 27th August, 2016
3rd National Annual Conference of the Crop Science Society of Nigeria (CSSN), Nsukka, University of Nigeria.
Paper Presented: Uwah, D., Obok, E. and Atim, E. (2016) - Growth and edible leaf yield of fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook F.) in response to poultry manure and NPK fertilizer in Calabar.
Start: Wednesday 27th September, 2017
End: Saturday 30th September, 2017
1st Regional Symposium on Next Generation Cocoa Research for West and Central Africa, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Paper Presented: Obok, E. E., Wetten, A. C. and Allainguillaume, J. (2016) - Cacao swollen shoot virus and its biological vectors in Nigerian cacao.
Start: Tuesday 8th November, 2016
End: Thursday 10th November, 2016
Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria, held at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
Paper Presented: Obok, Ekemini, Aikpokpodion, P. O., Hadley, P. and Wetten, A. C. (2017) – Safeguarding the Nigerian cocoa economy– molecular-based evidence of Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSV) and its natural vectors in the Nigerian Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.).
Start: Sunday 15th October, 2017
End: Thursday 19th October, 2017
AHDB Crop Research Conference: Knowing your enemy – the future of crop protection. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, United Kingdom.
Paper Presented: Obok, E. E., Wetten, A. C. and Allainguillaume, J. (2013) – Diversity studies of Cacao swollen shoot virus and its mealybug vectors in Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 25th September, 2013
End: Wednesday 25th September, 2013
42nd Annual Conference, Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), Ebonyi State University, Nigeria
Paper Presented: 1. Iwo, G. A. and Obok, E. E. (2008): Agronomic performance and response of some groundnut varieties to leaf spot diseases in the humid area of Cross River State.
Start: Sunday 19th October, 2008
End: Thursday 23rd October, 2008
No Results for Grants/Awards Received