Dr. Kayode Adebisi Arowora
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Dr. Kayode Adebisi Arowora

Research Scientist
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Federal University Wukari, P.M.B. 1020, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

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

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Area of Interest:

Nutritional Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Food Chemistry

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Yakubu, O.E., K.A. Arowora, C. Shaibu and O. Imadojemu, 2019. Aflatoxins and their effects on biological system. Eur. J. Biomed. Pharm. Sci., 6: 497-501.
  2. Ishola, D.T., M.B. Olajide, T.O. Olabiran, O.T. Ishola and O.I. Awonyemi et al., 2019. Evaluation of the influence of natural fermentation on the mineral composition of Zarmarkee seed, Sesbania spp. Applied Trop. Agric., 24: 257-260.
  3. Imo, C., K.A. Arowora, C.S. Ezeonu, O.E. Yakubu, C.D. Nwokwu, N.C. Azubuike and Y.G. Sallah, 2019. Effects of ethanolic extracts of leaf, seed and fruit of Datura metel L. on kidney function of male albino rats. J. Traditional Complement. Med., 9: 271-277.
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  4. Imo, C., F.O. Uhegbu, K.A. Arowora, C.S. Ezeonu, I.J. Opara, C.J. Nwaogwugwu and C.J. Anigbo, 2019. Chemical composition of Cyperus esculentus nut and Phoenix dactylifera fruit. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 8: 408-415.
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  5. Fasoyiro, S.B., E.O. Farinde, K.A. Arowora, A.O. Ajani and A.A. Adeola et al., 2019. Pigeon Pea Utilization: A Recipe Book (For Home Use and Cottage Industries). IAR& T Publication Unit, Ibdan, Oyo State, Nigeria, ISBN: 978-978-50216-6-6-0.
  6. Arowora, K.A., O.J. Yakubu, C. Shaibu, T.J. Iornenge and K.C. Ugwuoke, 2019. Chemical composition of baobab leaves and fractionation of its ethanolic extract using column chromatography. Int. J. Sci. Res., 8: 812-821.
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  7. Umaru, I.J., C. Imo, K. Arowora, S.V. Tatah and H.A. Umaru, 2018. Cytotoxicity and antioxidant potentials of Barringtonia asiatica essential oil. Drug Des. Intell. Properties Int. J., 2: 172-175.
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  8. Kukoyi, A.J., K.A. Arowora, O.S. Adegbite, Y.I. Akinsanya, I.J. Ciroma and Y.I. Akinsanya, 2018. Protective effects and dangers of wines on the heart and liver. Health Sci. Res., 5: 29-34.
  9. Kukoyi, A.J., K.A. Arowora, C. Imo, M.H. Mayel and S.B. Sarduana, 2018. Effects of various volumes of red wine on liver function of male wistar rats. FUW Trends Sci. Technol. J., 3: 79-82.
  10. Kukoyi, A.J., K.A. Arowora, C. Imo and Y. Abongaby, 2018. Effects of administering soft drinks on some biochemical parameters and histopathology of liver in wistar rats. Int. J. Med. Sci. Dent. Res., 1: 11-19.
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  11. Ezeonu, C.S., K.A. Arowora, C. Imo and I.N.E. Onwurah, 2018. Bioethanol production from fungal treated rice husks fermented with bakers Saccharomyces cerevisiae and yeast isolates from palm wine. J. Fundam. Renewable Energy Appl., Vol. 8 10.4172/2090-4541.1000262.
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  12. Adetunji, C.O., K.A. Arowora, J.O. Ojediran, S.O. Owa, B.A. Ogundele and A.T.J. Ogunkunle, 2018. Effects of different packaging materials coated with aloe vera extract on the microbial quality of African breadfruit flour (Treculia Africana) during storage. Trends Hortic., 1: 1-8.
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  13. Yakubu, O.E., O. Olawale, K.A. Arowora and C. Imo, 2017. Biochemical changes in haematological and liver function parameters in intoxicated male albino rats treated with Hymenocardia acida leaves ethanolic extract. Insights Biomed., Vol. 2. 10.21767/2572-5610.100010.
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  14. Stephen, E.C., A.K. Adebisi, C. Imo and A.A. Samuel, 2017. Chemical composition of water lily (Nymphaea lotus) bulbs. Am. J. Food Sci. Nutr., 4: 7-12.
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  15. Kunle, O., S.E. Atawodi, I.D. Taiwo, I.O. Tomilayo, I.F. Funmilayo and A.K. Adebisi, 2017. Performance characteristics of male wistar rats fed graded levels of stored powdered corchorus olitorius. Int. J. Sci. Rep., 3: 28-32.
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  16. Kunle, O., I.D. Taiwo, I.O. Tomilayo, A.K. Adebisi and I.F. Funmilayo, 2017. Effect of long term consumption of graded levels of powdered stored Ocimum gratissimum supplementation on the weight performance in Wistar rats. Int. J. Sci. Rep., 3: 49-53.
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  17. Imo, C., F.O. Uhegbu, N.G. Imo, K.A. Arowora, A.J. Kukoyi and S.S. Zachariah, 2017. Effects of ethanolic extract of daturametel parts on liver function of male albino rats. FUW Trend. Sci. Technol. J., 2: 848-852.
  18. Fasoyiro, S.B., K.A. Arowora and A.O. Ajani, 2017. Storage and sensory qualities of extrudate‐like maize–pigeon pea snacks processed by low‐cost technology. J. Food Process. Preserv., Vol. 41. 10.1111/jfpp.13000.
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  19. Arowora, K.A., C.S. Ezeonu, C. Imo, F.T. Dada and K.C. Ugwuoke, 2017. Chemical composition of polished rice (Royal stallion) and local varietal rice (sipi) sold in Wukari, Taraba State. UNIOSUN J. Sci., 2: 54-59.
  20. Arowora, K.A., C.S. Ezeonu, C. Imo and E. Udeogu, 2017. Quantification of protein and amino acid composition in some oilseeds. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 2: 8-11.
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  21. Arowora, K.A., C.S. Ezeonu, C. Imo and C.G. Nkaa, 2017. Protein levels and amino acids composition in some leaf vegetables sold at Wukari in Taraba State, Nigeria. Int. J. Biol. Sci. Applic., 4: 19-24.
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  22. Arowora, K.A., C. Imo, C.S. Ezeonu and A.B. Isa, 2017. Effects of administering ethanolic extracts of Datura metel on blood sugar and serum protein levels in male albino rats. Health Sci. Res., 4: 17-20.
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  23. Anugwom, D.U., L.J. Bamaiyi, B.T. Magaji, A.M. Okeparaeke and K.A. Arowora, 2017. Effects of different colors of light source on probe trap catch of cowpea weevil infesting stored cowpea. Int. J. Biol. Environ. Eng., 2: 1-8.
  24. Adetayo, S.A., M.O. Adewumi, K.A. Arowora, A.R. Ade, S.N. Oyewole and M.O. Adetayo, 2017. Marketing of eggs in Ilorin metropolis of kwara state. Nig. J. Postharvest Res., 1: 23-34.
  25. Kamaldeen, O.S., K.A. Arowora, J.S. Abioye and E.F. Awagu, 2016. Modification of manually operated tomato slicing machine. Int. J. Eng. Comput., 6: 1933-1938.
  26. Kamaldeen, O.S., A.A. Isiaka, K.A. Arowora and E.F. Awagu, 2016. Development of an improved fish smoking kiln. Int. J. Eng. Comput., 6: 1925-1932.
  27. Imo, C., K.A. Arowora, I. Awache and Z.R. Abdullahi, 2016. Haematologicaleffects of ethanolic leaf, seed and fruit extracts of daturametel on male albino rats. FUW Trend Sci. Tech. J., 1: 509-512.
  28. Arowora, K.A., C. Imo, C.S. Ezeonu and Z.I. Muhammad, 2016. Effects of ethanolic extracts of datura metel on blood lipid profile of male albino rats. Int. J. Scient. Rep., 2: 248-252.
  29. Ajani, A.O., S.B. Fasoyiro, K.A. Arowora, O.O. Ajani, C.A. Popoola and K.O. Zaka, 2016. Functional properties of composite flour made from wheat and breadfruit. Applied Trop. Agric., 21: 89-93.
  30. Ajani, A.O., O.A. Alade, A.R. Olagbaju, S.B. Fasoyiro, K.A. Arowora and M.O. Oyelakin, 2016. Chemical and sensory qualities of stored gari fortified with soybean and groundnut flour. Applied Trop. Agric., 21: 79-83.
  31. Ade, A.R., E.A. Ajav, A.O. Raji, S.A. Adetayo and K.A. Arowora, 2016. Moisture sorption isotherms of mesquite seed (Prosopis africana). Agric. Eng. Int. J., 18: 273-281.
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  32. xviii. Olatilewa, M.O., K.A. Arowora, D.T. Ishola and B.A. Ogundele, 2015. Economic analysis and nutritional evaluation of some processed food samples produced by NSPRI. J. Agric. Vet. Sci., 8: 83-86.
  33. Zaka, K.O., K.A. Arowora, S.B. Fasoyiro, F.F. Ilesanmi and A.O. Ajani et al., 2015. Storability of sliced dehydrated tomato. Am. J. Exp. Agric., 7: 178-181.
  34. Ogundele, B.A., K.A. Arowora, A.A. Abiodun, S.S. Afolayan, A.O. Ajani and C.O. Adetunji, 2015. Storability of soybean flour and its hazard analysis in Nigeria. J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res., 6: 21-24.
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  35. Arowora, K.A. and C.O. Adetunji, 2014. Antifungal effects of crude extracts of Moringa oleifera on aspergillus niger v.tieghem associated with post harvest rot of onion bulb. SMU Med. J., 1: 214-224.
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  36. Jacob, A.A., A.F. Emenike, A. Kayode, O. Olusegun, A. Uzoma and K.Q. Rukayat, 2013. Entomophagy: A panacea for protein-deficient-malnutrition and food insecurity in Nigeria. J. Agric. Sci., 5: 25-31.
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  37. Fasoyiro, S.B. and K.A. Arowora, 2013. Chemical, pasting and sensory properties of whole fermented maize (Ogi) fortified with pigeon pea flour. World Acad. Sci. Eng. Technol., 79: 233-236.
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  38. Arowora, K.A., J.O. Williams, C.O. Adetunji, O.B. Fawole and S. Afolayan et al., 2013. Effects of Aloe vera coatings on quality characteristics of oranges stored under cold storage. Greener J. Agric. Sci., 3: 39-47.
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  39. Adetunji, C.O., O.B. Fawole, K.A. Arowora, S.I. Nwaubani, J.K. Oloke, J.B. Adetunji and A.O. Ajani, 2013. Postharvest quality and safety maintenance of the physical properties of Daucus carota L. fruits by neem oil and moringa oil treatment: A new edible coatings. Agrosearch, 13: 131-141.
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  40. Adetunji, C.O., O.B. Fawole, K.A. Arowora, S.I. Nwaubani and J.K. Oloke et al., 2013. Performance of edible coatings from Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and Corn Starch (CS) incorporated with Moringa oleifera extract on citrus sinensis stored at ambient temperature. Agrosearch, 13: 77-85.
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  41. Adetunji, C.O., O.B. Fawole, K.A. Arowora, J.B. Adetunji, A.B. Agbaje and M.O. Ogundare, 2013. Effects of hydrophilic plasticizers added to chitosan coating for extending the storage life of Citrus sinensis. South Asian J. Exp. Biol., 3: 131-136.
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  42. Adetunji, C.O., K.A. Arowora, O.B. Fawole, J.B. Adetunji and A.R. Olagbaju, 2013. Effects of edible coatings of carboxymethylcellulose and corn starch on cucumber stored at ambient temperature. Asian J. Agric. Biol., 1: 133-140.
  43. Adetunji, C.O., K.A. Arowora, O.B. Fawole and J.B. Adetunji, 2013. Effects of coatings on storability of carrot under evaporative coolant system. Albanian J. Agric. Sci., 12: 485-493.
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  44. Okonkwo, E.U., K.A. Arowora, B.A. Ogundele, M.A. Omodara and S.S. Afolayan, 2012. Storability and quality indices of palm oil in different packaging containers in Nigeria. J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res., 3: 177-179.
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  45. Ilesanmi, F.F., K.A. Arowora, O.S. Ilesanmi, A.A. Agboola, M.O. Oyelakin and A.O. Akinloye, 2012. Effects of storage period on the shelf-life of dehydrated fermented locust beans. J. Agric. Res. Dev., 11: 61-66.
  46. Arowora, K.A., B.A. Ogundele and A.O. Ajani, 2012. Storability of breadfruit and its hazard analysis in Nigeria. J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res., 3: 63-66.
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  47. Arowora, K.A., A.A. Abiodun, C.O. Adetunji, F.T. Sanu, S.S. Afolayan and B.A. Ogundele, 2012. Levels of aflatoxins in some agricultural commodities sold at Baboko market in Ilorin, Nigeria. Global J. Sci. Front. Res. Agric. Vet. Sci., 12: 31-33.
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  48. Ajani, A.O., O.F. Oshundahunsi., R. Akinoso, K.A. Arowora, A.A. Abiodun and P.O. Pessu, 2012. Proximate composition and sensory qualities of snacks produced from breadfruit flour. Global J. Sci. Frontier Res. Biol. Sci., 12: 2249-4626.
  49. Ajani, A.O., K.A. Arowora, S.B. Fasoyiro, F.F. Ilesanmi and K.O. Zaka, 2012. Assessment of physico-chemical, micro-biological and sensory properties of seasoning developed from mushroom and locust bean. Afr. J. Food Sci., 6: 524-528.
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  50. Adetunui, C.O., O.B. Fawole, K.A. Arowora, A.A. Abiodun, J.B. Adetunji and M.O. Olatilewa, 2012. Development and evaluation of coatings from Cactus Opuntia in prolonging the shelf-life of mangoes (Mangifera indica) stored under Evaporative Coolant System (ECS). J. Agric. Res. Dev., 11: 31-42.
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  51. Adetunji, C.O., O.R. Makanjuola, K.A. Arowora, S.S. Afolayan and J.B. Adetunji, 2012. Production and application of keratin-based organic fertilizer from microbially hydrolyzed feathers to cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). Int. J. Scient. Eng. Res., 3: 1-9.
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  52. Adetunji, C.O., O.R. Makanjuola, A. Lateef, J.K. Oloke, K.A. Arowora, J.B. Adetunji and A.O. Ajani, 2012. Identification of appropriate sample and culture method for the isolation of thermophilic bacteria from automobile radiators. Global J. Sci. Front. Res., 12: 7-11.
  53. Adetunji, C.O., O.B. Fawole, O.O. Olaleye, J.O. Williams and K.A. Arowora et al., 2012. Antibacterial activity and phytochemical screening of extracts from the stem of Aspila africana. Sci. Focus, 17: 116-121.
  54. Adetunji, C.O., O.B. Fawole, K.A. Arowora, S.I. Nwaubani and E.S. Ajayi et al., 2012. Quality and safety of citrus sinensis coated with hydroxypropylcelluloseedible coatings containing moringaoleifera extract stored at ambient temperature. Global J. Sci. Front. Res., 12: 29-33.
  55. Adetunji, C.O., O.B. Fawole, K.A. Arowora, S.I. Nwaubani and E.S. Ajayi et al., 2012. Effects of edible coatings from Aloe vera gel on quality and postharvest physiology of Ananas comosus L. fruit during ambient storage. Global J. Sci. Front. Res. Bio. Gen., 12: 39-43.
  56. Adetunji, C.O., K.A. Arowora, S.S. Afolayan, O.O. Olaleye and M.O. Olatilewa, 2011. Evaluation of antibacterial activity of leaf extract of Chromolaena odorata. Sci. Focus, 16: 1-6.
  57. Fasoyiro, S.B., S.R. Akande, K.A. Arowora, O.O. Sodeko, P.O. Sulaiman, C.O. Olapade and C.E. Odiri, 2010. Physico-chemical and sensory properties of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) flours. Afr. J. Food Sci., 4: 120-126.
  58. Okelana, M.A. and K.A. Arowora, 2009. Influence of initial handling and packaging on subsequent physico-chemical state of plantain (Musa spp., AAB group) fruit in Nigeria. Moor J. Agric. Res., 9: 68-76.
  59. Fasoyiro, S.B., L.B. Taiwo, V.G. Osuntade, K.A. Arowora, S.I. Ejoh and O.T. Olanipekun, 2009. Development of fermented pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) dawadawa spice into shelf-stable products. Moor J. Agric. Res., 10: 80-88.
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  60. Arowora, K.A., A.A. Onilude and O.O. Tewe, 2005. Microbial characterization of feed and faecal samples of weaned pigs fed graded levels of biodegraded cassava peels and weaned pigs performance. Moor J. Agric. Res., 6: 36-44.
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  61. Arowora, K.A., A.A. Onilude and O.O. Tewe, 2004. Performance and nutrient utilization of weaner pigs fed different levels of biodegraded cassava peel based diet. Trop. Anim. Prod. Invest., 1: 37-46.
  62. Arowora, K.A., A.A. Onilude and O.O. Tewe, 2003. Seral, haemotological and economics of production of weaner pigs fed graded levels of biodegraded cassava (Manihot esculenta) peels. Trop. J. Anim. Sci., 6: 7-16.
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  63. Arowora, K.A., 2003. Serum biochemical parameters, apparent nutrient utilization and economy of production of growing pigs' fed cassava based fibrous diets. Nig. J. Anim. Sci., 6: 35-46.
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  64. Arowora, K.A., O.O. Tewe, T.O. Fasein and D.R.O. Lamina, 1999. Carbohydrate constituents of cassava peel clones and their utilization in pig grower rations. Trop. Anim. Prod. Invest, 2: 29-34.
  65. Arowora, K.A., M.A. Fadumiye and E.N. Maduagwu, 1999. Storability of waxed and unwaxed oranges in evaporative coolant system and under ambient conditions. Nig. J. Sci., 33: 287-292.
  66. Arowora, K.A. and M.A. Fafunso, 1999. Total lipids and fatty acid profile in some Nigerian leafy vegetables. West Afr. J. Biol. Applied Chem., 44: 8-14.
  67. Arowora, K.A. and M.A. Fafunso, 1999. Effects of plant lipids formulated diet on the histopathology of rat liver. West Afr. J. Biol. Applied Chem., 44: 1-7.
  68. Fafunso, M. and K.A. Arowora, 1992. Nutritional effects of the lipids in some Nigerian Leafy vegetables. West Afr. J. Biol. Applied Chem., 37: 1-4.