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Dr. Aniefiok Ndubuisi Osuagwu


Genetics and Biotechnology


Senior Lecturer


[email protected]

About Dr. Aniefiok Ndubuisi Osuagwu

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.  

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
West African School Certificate( WASC) Div. 1Loreto Girls Juniorate, Eriam, Afaha Obong .Abak. Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria19721976
BSc.(Hons.) Biology(Genetics)University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.19771981
Ph.D in Genetics and Plant breedingUniversity of Calabar, Calabar. Nigeria.19942002

S/N Publication
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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., 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Science and Technology Education Post Basic (STEP-B) grant for Research Project on Domestication and Characterization of Some Endangered Indigenous Spice Plants in Nigeria.USD 83000World Bank in collaboration with STEP- B2010-03-30
This grant was awarded to enable me attend the International workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Policies, Conservation and Use.EURO 5021NUFFIC grant toWageningen UR, for Development Innovation 2012-08-07

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
5th International Symposium on Breeding Research of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, AustriaTitle of paper presented was Domestication and Characterization of Some Endangered Indigenous Spice Plants in Nigeria. 2012-06-182012-06-20
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)2012-08-262012-08-31
Workshop/training on use of modern tools of Genetic Engineering in Washington State University, United States of AmericaTraining workshop on modern Biotechnology tools2012-09-102012-10-23
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). 2012-10-212012-10-24
International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and SeedsInternational 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.2012-10-292012-11-16
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. 2013-02-122013-02-13
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.2013-09-262013-09-28
2nd Regional Conference of OWSD held at University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani. GhanaPaper presented -Germplasm Collection, Morphological Characterization and Proximate Composition of Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera L) from Southern Nigeria2013-10-152013-10-18
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.2016-08-282016-08-31
30th Annual Conference of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, NigeriaEvaluation of Genetic Diversity in Aerial Yam (Dioscorea bulbifera L.)Using Morphological and Simple Sequence Repeats( SSR) Markers2017-08-272017-08-30
30th Conference of Biotechnoloy Society of Nigeria, Federal University of Technology, Minna , Niger StateEvaluation of Genetic Diversity in Aerial yam Dioscorea bulbifera L .Using Morphological and Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR) Markers2017-08-272017-08-30