Dr. Shalom  Nwodo Chinedu

Dr. Shalom Nwodo Chinedu

Lecturer
Covenant University, Nigeria


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Area of Interest:

Food Science Technology
100%
Cheese Technology
62%
Soyabean Based Products
90%
Mineral Nutrition
75%
Proximate Composition
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Omotosho, O.E., F.N. Iheagwam, P.E. Imion, E.O. Idowu, P.C. Chinonyere and S.N. Chinedu, 2017. Reactive sulphydryl groups in horse carbonmonoxyhaemoglobin. Am. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 7: 96-101.
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  2. Omotosho, O.E. and S.N. Chinedu, 2017. Inositol hexakisphosphate increases the transition constant and the affinity of horse aquomethemoglobin for 5, 5'-dithiobis (2-nitrobenzoate). FASEB J., Vol. 31. .
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  3. Nwinyi, O.C., O.O. Amund, S.N. Chinedu and C.M. Nwankwo, 2017. Physiological behavior of newly isolated bacterium CB1 and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strain CB2 on chrysene, pyrene, naphthalene and fluoranthene. Rom. Biotechnol. Lett. J., 22: 12409-12418.
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  4. Iyanda-Joel, W.O., E.A. Omonigbehin, E.E.J. Iweala and S.N. Chinedu, 2017. Anti-fluoroquinolone resistance activity of E558: A natural product. FASEB J., Vol. 31. .
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  5. Iheagwam, F.N., S.N. Chinedu, O.C. Emiloju, C.J. Anichebem and O.K. Okolie, 2017. Thaumatococcus daniellii seed improves lipid profile in male wistar rats. FASEB J., 31: 973-976.
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  6. Iheagwam, F.N., S.N. Chinedu, O.C. Emiloju and A.C. Okenmuo, 2017. Fruit extract of Thaumatococcus daniellii reduces oxidative stress in rats. FASEB J., 31: 779-785.
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  7. Emiloju, O.C., S.N. Chinedu, M.C. Onuoha and F.N. Iheagwam, 2017. Association between gender, age, body weight and hypertension in Nigeria. FASEB J., 31: 1011-1020.
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  8. Emiloju, O.C., S.N. Chinedu, F.N. Iheagwam and M. Onuoha, 2017. Incidence of obesity among employees in a Nigerian university. FASEB J., Vol. 31. .
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  9. Chinedu, S.N., O.P. Dayo-Odukoya and F.N. Iheagwam, 2017. Partial purification and kinetic properties of polygalacturonase from Solanum macrocarpum L. fruit. Biotechnology, 16: 27-33.
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  10. Osamor, V.C., S.N. Chinedu, D.E. Azuh, E.J. Iweala and O.O. Ogunlana, 2016. The interplay of post-translational modification and gene therapy. Drug Des. Dev. Therapy, 10: 861-871.
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  11. Omotosho, O.E., S.N. Chinedu and K. Okonjo, 2016. Inositol hexakisphosphate induced tertiary conformational transition in horse carbonmonoxyhemoglobin. FASEB J., 30: 1147-1152.
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  12. Omotosho, O.E., R. Garuba, F. Ayoade, A.H. Adebayo, O.E. Adedipe and S.N. Chinedu, 2016. Effects of deep-fat frying using canola oil, soya oil and vegetable oil on the proximate, vitamins and mineral contents of unripe plantain (Musa × paradisiaca). J. Applied Sci., 16: 103-107.
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  13. Iheagwam, F.N., O.E. Omotosho, A. Oloruntola, A. Edobor-Osor, T.V. Omotosho and S.N. Chinedu, 2016. Reactive Sulphydryl Groups present in Horse (Equus Ferus Caballus) Carbonmonoxyhaemoglobin by Titrating with 5, 5′-Dithiobis-2-Nitrobenzoate (DTNB). FASEB J., 30: lb149-lb149.
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  14. Emiloju, O.C. and S.N. Chinedu, 2016. Effect of Solanuma ethiopicum and Solanum macrocarpon fruits on weight gain, blood glucose and liver glycogen of wistar rats. World J. Nutr. Health, 4: 1-4.
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  15. Odukoya, J.A., S.N. Chinedu, T.O. George, E. Olowookere and G. Agbude, 2015. Quality assurance practice in African universities: Lessons from a private university in Nigerian. J. Educ. Soc. Res., 5: 251-260.
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  16. Iyanda-Joel, W., O. Adegbite, O. Ajetunmobi, S. Chinedu, E. Iweala and S. Rotimi, 2015. Phytochemical, antioxidant and mitochondrial permeability transition analysis of fruit skin ethanolic extract of Annona muricata Linn. (Soursop). Toxicol. Lett., 238: S248-S248.
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  17. Afolabi, I.S., S.N. Chinedu, E.E.J. Iweala, O.O. Ogunlana and D.E. Azuh, 2015. Body mass index and blood pressure in a semi-urban community in Ota, Nigeria. Food Public Health, 5: 157-163.
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  18. Rotimi, S., O. Rotimi, E. Omotosho, W. Iyanda-Joel and S. Chinedu, 2014. In silico assessment of antihypertensive potential of sweet proteins (LB542). FASEB J., Vol. 28. .
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  19. Onyegeme-Okerenta, B.M., V.I. Okochi and S.N. Chinedu, 2014. Antithrombotic and anticoagulant properties of Penicillium chrysogenum (PCL 501) culture extracts. J. Pharmaceut. Scient. Innov., 3: 20-24.
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  20. Omotosho, O., C. Shalom, T. Omotosho and K. Okonjo, 2014. Reactivities of the sulphydryl groups of horse (Equus caballus) haemoglobin (1013.11). FASEB J., 28 (Suppl. 1): 1013.11-1013.11.
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  21. Iweala, E.E.J., S.N. Chinedu, I.S. Afolabi, O.O. Ogunlana, D.E. Azuh, V.C. Osammor and T.A. Toogun, 2014. Body mass index and random blood glucose levels in a semi urban Nigerian community. Int. J. Diabetes Dev. Countries, 34: 175-176.
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  22. Chinedu, S.N., A.Y. Oluwadamisi, S.T. Popoola, B.J. David and T. Epelle, 2014. Analyses of the leaf, fruit and seed of Thaumatococcus daniellii (Benth.): Exploring potential uses. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 17: 849-854.
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  23. Chinedu, S.N. and O.C. Emiloju, 2014. Underweight, overweight and obesity amongst young adults in Ota, Nigeria. J. Public Health Epidemiol., 6: 236-238.
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  24. Azuh, D.E. and S.N. Chinedu, 2014. Primary health care delivery in Ado-Odo/Ota Ogun state, Nigeria: Challenges and policy implications. J. Demogr. Soc. Stat., 1: 57-68.
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  25. Onyegeme-Okerenta, B.M., V.I. Okochi and S.N. Chinedu, 2013. Penicillin production by Penicillium chrysogenum PCL 501: Effect of UV induced mutation. Int. J. Microbiol., Vol. 12, No. 1. .
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  26. Omotosho, O.E., K.O. Okonjo, V.T. Omotosho, S.O. Rotimi and S.N. Chinedu, 2013. Tertiary conformational transition in horse haemoglobin induced by inositol hexakisphosphate. FASEB J., 27: 1050-1051.

  27. Iweala, E.E.J., S.N. Chinedu, I.S. Afolabi, O.O. Ogunlana, D.E. Azuh, V.C. Osamor and T.A. Toogun, 2013. Propensity for diabetes and correlation of its predisposing factors in Ota, Nigeria. J. Med. Sci., 13: 809-813.
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  28. Chinedu, S.N., O.O. Ogunlana, D.E. Azuh, E.E.J. Iweala and I.S. Afolabi et al., 2013. Correlation between body mass index and waist circumference in Nigerian adults: Implication as indicators of health status. J. Public Health Res., 2: 93-98.
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  29. Chinedu, S.N., O.K. Eboji and S.O. Rotimi, 2013. Effects of Solanum aethiopicum fruit on plasma lipid profile in rats. Adv. Biores., 4: 79-84.
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  30. Chinedu, S.N., D.E. Azuh, V.C. Osamor, E.E.J. Iweala and I.S. Afolabi et al., 2013. Skincare product usage: Implications on health and wellbeing of Africans. J. Applied Sci., 13: 430-436.
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  31. Chinedu, S.N., O.K. Eboji and O.C. Emiloju, 2012. Trends in weight abnormality of school children and adolescents in Nigeria. J. Med. Sci., 12: 239-243.
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  32. Chinedu, S.N. and C.O. Nwinyi, 2012. Proximate analysis of Sphenostylis stenocarpa and Voadzeia subterranean consumed in South-Eastern Nigeria. J. Agric. Extension Rural Dev., 4: 57-62.
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  33. Chinedu, S.N., V.I. Okochi and O. Omidiji, 2011. Cellulase production by wild strains of aspergillus niger, Penicillium chrysogenum and Trichoderma harzianum grown on waste cellulosic materials. Ife J. Sci., 13: 57-62.

  34. Chinedu, S.N., O. Nwinyi, A.Y. Oluwadamisi and V.N. Eze, 2011. Assessment of water quality in Canaanland, Ota, Southwest Nigeria. Agric. Biol. J. North Am., 2: 577-583.
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  35. Chinedu, S.N., D.I. Dania, O.K. Arinola, D.O. Jubreel and O.A. Alabi, 2011. Obesity, overweight and underweight among young adults in Ota, Southwest, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology, March 28-31, 2011, University of Lagos, pp: 86-87.

  36. Chinedu, S.N., A.C. Olasumbo, O.K. Eboji, O.C. Emiloju, O.K. Arinola and D.I. Dania, 2011. Proximate and phytochemical analyses of Solanum aethiopicum L. and Solanum macrocarpon L. fruits. Res. J. Chem. Sci., 1: 63-71.
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  37. Chinedu, S.N., A.C. Olasumbo, O.K. Eboji, O.C. Emiloju, O.K. Arinola and D.I. Dania, 2011. Nutritional and phytochemical constituents of solanum aethiopicum L. and solanum macrocarpon L. fruits. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology, March 28-31, 2011, University of Lagos, pp: 111-111.

  38. Umeaghadi, M.S. and S.N. Chinedu, 2010. Biotechnology: Tool for disinheriting Africa? Proceedings, 2nd International Biotechnology Symposium, March 23-26, 2010, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, pp: 57-59.

  39. Okafor, U.A., V.I. Okochi, S.N. Chinedu, O.A.T. Ebuehi and B.M. Onygeme-okerenta, 2010. Pectinolytic activity of Wild-type filamentous fungi fermented on agro-wastes. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 4: 2729-2734.
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  40. Nwodo-Chinedu, S. and V.I. Okochi 2010. Cellulase production by wild-type Aspergillus niger, Penicillium chrysogenum and Trichoderma harzianum using waste cellulosic materials. Covenant J. Sci. Technol., .
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  41. Chinedu, S.N., S.A. Fatumo and E.F. Adebiyi, 2010. In-silico studies of essential metabolic reactions of trypanosoma brucei: identifying potential drug targets. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics, July 12-14, 2010, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics Orlando, Florida, USA, Mukesh Doble, William Loging, ZhirongSun, pp: 31-36.

  42. Chinedu, S.N, A.O. Eni, A.I. Adeniyi and J.A. Ayangbemi, 2010. Assessment of growth and celulase production on wild-type micro fungi isolated from Ota, Nigeria. Asian J. Plant Sci.., 97: 118-125.
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  43. Onygeme-Okerenta, B.M., S.N. Chinedu, V.I. Okochi and U.A. Okafor, 2009. Agrowaste: A potential fermentation substrate for Penicillium chrysogenum. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 3: 203-208.
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  44. Onyegeme-Okerenta, M.B., V.I. Okochi and S. Nwodo-Chinedu, 2009. Potentials of agro-wastes as fermentation substrates for antibiotics production by Penicillium chrysogenum. Proceedings of the International Biotechnology Symposium, April 28-30, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, pp: 16-16.

  45. Onyegeme-Okerenta, B.M., S.N. Chinedu, U.A. Okafor and V.I. Okochi, 2009. Antibacterial activity of culture extracts of Penicillium chrysogenum PCL501: Effects of carbon sources. Online J. Health Allied Sci., 8: 1-7.

  46. Omonhinmin, A.C., I.P. Dike, P.C. Ekenna, E.F. Adebiyi, S. N. Chinedu, O.O. Omotosho, A.O. Eni, 2009. In-silico prediction and analyses of anti-fungal PR-5 1st thaumatin-like proteins in Thaumatococcus daniellii. Proceedings of the International Biotechnology Symposium, April 28th-30th, 2009, Covenant University Canaan Land, Ota, Nigeria, pp: 28-28.

  47. Nwinyi, O.C., S.N. Chinedu, O.O. Ajani, C.O. Ikpo and K.O. Ogunniran, 2009. Antibacterial effects of extracts of Ocimum gratissimum and piper guineense on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Afr. J. Food Sci., 3: 077-081.
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  48. Nwinyi, O.C., N.S. Chinedu, O.O. Ajani, C.O. Ikpo and K.O. Ogunniran, 2009. Antibacterial effects of extracts of Ocimum gratissimum and Piper guineense on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Afr. J. Food Sci., 3: 22-25.
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  49. Clarence, S.Y., C.N. Obinna and N.C. Shalom, 2009. Assessment of bacteriological quality of ready to eat food (Meat pie) in Benin City metropolis, Nigeria. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 3: 390-395.
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  50. Chinedu-Nwodo, S., U.A. Okafor and V.I. Okochi, 2009. Pectinolytic activity of wild strains of microfungi fermented on agro-wastes. Proceedings of the International Biotechnology Symposium, April 28-30, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, pp: 35-35.

  51. Chinedu-Nwodo, S., C. Yah, C.O. Nwinyi, V.I. Okochi, U.A. Okafor, B.M. Onyegeme- Okerent 2009. Urban solid wastes: A valuable resource for industrial microorganisms, enzymes and fermentation substrates. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, March 15-18, Philadelphia, USA -.

  52. Chinedu, S.N., S.A. Fatumo and E.F. Adebiyi, 2009. Identifying potential drug targets against trypanosoma brucei by In-silico studies of essential metabolic reactions. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, December 6-9, 2009, Federal university of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, pp: 111-111.

  53. Ayangbemi, J.A., I.A. Adeniyi, A.I. Eni and S. Chinedu-Nwodo, 2009. Optimization of cellulolytic microfungi for bioremediation and waste managemen. Proceedings of the International Biotechnology Symposium, April 28-30, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, pp: 36-36.

  54. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., A. Omonhinmin, I. Dike, O. Omotosho, V. Osamor, O. Oyelade, and E. Adebiyi, 2008. Species level characterization of Thaumatococcus daniellii: Reevaluating Morphological evidences via in-silico studies. Proceedings of the International Society for Computational Biology Conference, July 18-23, Toronto, Canada -.

  55. Nwinyi, O.C., S.N. Chinedu and O.O. Amund, 2008. Biodegradation potential of two Rhodococcus strains capable of utilizing aniline as carbon source in a tropical ecosystem. Res. J. Microbiol., 3: 99-104.
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  56. Nwinyi, O.C., N.S. Chinedu and O.O. Ajani, 2008. Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Pisidium guajava and Gongronema latifolium. J. Med. Plants Res., 2: 189-192.
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  57. Chinedu, S.N., U.A. Okafor, T.N. Emezue and V.I. Okochi, 2008. Xylanase production of aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenum from ammonia pretreated cellulosic waste. Res. J. Microbiol., 3: 246-253.
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  58. Chinedu, S.N., S.C. Yah, O.C. Nwinyi, V.I. Okochi, U.A. Okafor and B.M. Onyegeme- Okerent 2008. Plant waste hydrolysis by extracellular enzymes of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogemum: Effect of ammonia pretreatment. Nig. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 23: 1-7.

  59. Chinedu, S.N., O.C. Nwinyi and V.I. Okochi, 2008. Properties of endoglucanase of Penicillium chrysogemum PCL501. Australian J. Basic Applied Sci., 2: 738-746.
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  60. Chinedu, S.N., O.C. Nwinyi and V.I. Okochi, 2008. Properties of endoglucanase of Penicillium chrysogemum PCL50. Aust. J. Basic Applied Sci., 2: 738-746.

  61. Chinedu, S.N., A. Omonhinmin, I. Dike, O. Omotosho, V. Osamor, O. Oyelade and E. Adebiyi, 2008. Species level characterization of Thaumatococcus daniellii: Re-evaluating morphological evidences via in-silico studies. Proceedings of the International Society for Computational Biology Conference, July 18-23, 2008, Toronto, Canada. -.

  62. Chinedu, N.S., O.C. Nwinyi and V.I. Okochi, 2008. Growth and cellulase activity of wild-type Aspergillus niger ANL301 in different carbon sources. Can. J. Pure Applied Sci., 2: 357-362.
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  63. Chinedu Nwodo, S., A. Okafor Uzoma, N. Emezue Thompson and I. Okochi Victoria, 2008. Xylanase production of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenum from ammonia pretreated cellulosic waste. Res. J. Microbiol., 3: 246-253.
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  64. Okafor, U.A., V.I. Okochi, B.M. Onyegeme-Okerenta and S. Nwodo-Chinedu, 2007. Xylanase production by Aspergillus niger ANL301 using agro-wastes. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 6: 1710-1714.
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  65. Okafor, U.A., T.N. Emezue, V.I. Okochi, B.M. Onyegeme-Okerenta and S. Nwodo-Chinedu, 2007. Xylanase production by Penicillium chrysogenum PCL501 fermented on cellulosic wastes. Afr. J. Biochem. Res., 1: 48-53.

  66. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., V.I. Okochi, O. Omidiji, O.O. Omowaye, B.R. Adeniji, D. Olukoju and F. Chidozie, 2007. Potentials of cellulosic wastes in media formulation. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 6: 243-246.
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  67. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., V.I. Okochi, H.A. Smith, U.A. Okafor, B.M. Onyegeme-Okerenta and O. Omidiji, 2007. Effect of carbon sources on cellulase (EC 3. 2. 1. 4) production by wild-type Penicillium chrysogenum PCL501. Afr. J. Biochem. Res., 1: 6-10.
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  68. Abolaji, O, O.S. Odesanmi, S. Nwodo-Chinedu, A.H. Adebayo and O.O. Ogunlana, 2007. Effects of combinations of ethanolic extracts of Blighia sapida and Xylopia aethiopica on progesterone, estradiol and lipid profile levels in pregnant rabbits. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nov. 6-9, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, pp: 64-64.

  69. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., V.I. Okochi, U.A. Okafor, M.B. Onyegeme-Okerenta and O. Omidiji, 2006. Media and enzyme production at low-cost. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Research Conference and Fair, June 2006, University of Lagos, Nigeria -.

  70. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., V.I. Okochi, H.A. Smith and O. Omidiji, 2005. Scheme for bioconversion of cellulosic biomass into valuable products. Proceedings of the Conference on Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair, December 2005, Abuja, Nigeria -.

  71. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., V.I. Okochi, H.A. Smith and O. Omidiji, 2005. Isolation of cellulolytic microfungi: Prospects for bioconversion of cellulosic biomass. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Research Conference and Fair, October 2005, University of Lagos, pp: 7-8.

  72. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., V.I. Okochi, H.A. Smith and O. Omidiji, 2005. Isolation of cellulolytic microfungi involved in wood-wastes decomposition: Prospects for enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic wastes. Int. J. Med. Health Sci., 1: 41-51.

  73. Nwodo-Chinedu, S., V.I. Okochi, H.A. Smith and O. Omidiji, 2005. Cellulase production by wild strain of Penicillium chrysogenum cultured on Corncob, Sawdust and Sugarcane pulp. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of Nigeria Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nov. 15-18, University of Lagos, Nigeria, pp: 22-23.

  74. Chinedu, S.N., V.I. Okochi, H.A. Smith and O. Omidiji, 2005. Isolation of cellulosic microfungi involved in wood-waste decomposition: prospects for enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic wastes. Int. J. Bio. Health Sci., 1: 41-51.
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