Dr. Clifford Nkemnaso Obi

Dr. Clifford Nkemnaso Obi

Lecturer
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Microbiology from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria

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Area of Interest:

Food Science Technology
100%
Food Microbiology
62%
Industrial Microbiology
90%
Dairy Science
75%
Applied Sciences
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Obi, C.N., O. Okezie and T. Ukaegbu, 2019. Fermentation reduces cyanide content during the production of cassava flours from sweet and bitter cassava tuber varieties. Asian Food Sci. J., 1: 1-10.
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  2. Obi, C.N., O. Okezie and A.N. Ezugwu, 2019. Amylase production by solid state fermentation of agro-industrial wastes using Bacillus species. Eur. J. Nutr. Food Safety, 9: 408-414.
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  3. Obi, C.N. and U.B. Agu, 2019. Enzymatic potentials of microorganisms associated with cassava retting. J. Adv. Microbiol., 17: 1-9.
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  4. Obi, C.N. and C.J. Ugwu, 2019. Effects of microbial fermentation on cyanide contents and proximate composition of cassava tubers. Niger. J. Microbiol., 33: 4493-4502.
  5. Obi, C.N., O.K. Achi and E. Nwachukwu, 2018. Bio-preservative activities of partially purified bacteriocin extracts of Lactobacillus mindensis TMW and Lactobacillus tucceti CECT 5920 isolated from Nigerian fermented foods. Eur. J. Nutr. Food Saf., 8: 266-283.
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  6. Obi, C.N., F.E. Ejukonemu and U.I. Chiekie, 2018. Bio-mining: The past, the present and the future. Biosci. Bioeng., 4: 52-60.
  7. Obi, C.N., 2018. Human probiotic potentials of Lactobacillus tucceti CECT 5920 and Lactobacillus mindensis TMW isolated from Nigerian fermented foods. Biosci. Bioeng., 4: 29-40.
  8. Obi, C.N., 2018. Enzymatic potentials of lactic acid bacteria isolated from palm wine. Int. J. Bioinform. Biomed. Eng., 4: 56-61.
  9. Obi, C.N., 2018. Effects of thermal processing and fermentation on African oilbean (Pentaclethra macrophylla) seeds during ugba production. Biosci. Bioeng., 4: 41-51.
  10. Obi, C.N. and L.C. Ekwezuom, 2018. Effect of food spices on the microbiology and nutritional status of fresh palm wine. Biosci. Bioeng., 4: 61-67.
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  11. Obi, C.N. and K.C. Iheduru, 2018. Advances in industrial biofilm control with nanotechnology-A review. Int. J. Chem. Biomol. Sci., 4: 41-59.
  12. Obi, C.N. and I. Nwani, 2018. Microbiological and nutritional status of palmwine from Umudike and its environs. Int. J. Bioinform. Biomed. Eng., 4: 62-69.
  13. Obi, C.N. and A.C. Nwoke, 2018. Effect of thermal processing on the nutritional status of soy milks and yoghurts produced by enhanced spontaneous fermentation. Asian Food Sci. J., 4: 1-9.
  14. Obi, C.N., 2017. Brewery contaminants, challenges and remedies-A review. Niger. J. Microbiol., 31: 3926-3940.
  15. Obi, C.N., V.U. Olugbue and C.P. Mpamugo, 2016. Yoghurt production from powdered milk using mixed Lactic acid bacteria starter cultures. Saudi J. Pathol. Microbiol., 1: 42-49.
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  16. Obi, C.N., F. Ejukonemu and N.V. Ukaonu, 2016. Screening for the production of thermostable amylase from bacterial isolates recovered from raw honey. Elixir Biosci., 94: 40100-40103.
  17. Obi, C.N., A.L. Onyegbulam, F. Ejukonemu and M. Ubogu, 2016. Microbiological and physico-chemical analyses of borehole water samples from private schools in Umuahia Metropolis, Abia State, Nigeria. Br. Microbiol. Res. J., 12: 1-11.
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  18. Obi, C.N., 2016. Studies on bacteriocin production and activities of Lactobacillus tucceti CECT 5920 and Lactobacillus mindensis TMW isolated from Nigerian traditional fermented foods. Elixir Bio Sci., 90: 37955-37961.
  19. Orji, V., C.N. Obi and J.N. Ogbulie, 2015. Determination of proteolytic activities of Bacillus species isolated from traditional fermented oil bean seed (UGBA: Pentaclethra macrophylla, Benth). Br. Microbiol. Res. J., 6: 277-285.
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  20. Obi, C.N., J.N. Ogbulie and A.M. Nkwo, 2015. Assessment of microbial growth and survival in fresh rafia palmwine from Umuariaga community, Ikwuano LGA Abia State, Nigeria. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. Applied Sci., 4: 484-494.
  21. Obi, C.N., 2015. Preservative potentials of crude bacteriocins produced by Lactobacillus tucceti CECT 5920 and Lactobacillus mindensis TMW on Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325. J. Biotechnol. Biochem., 1: 110-120.
  22. Obi, C.N., 2015. Isolation and sensitivity pattern of bacterial isolates of wound infections from patients of Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. Applied Sci., 4: 371-379.
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  23. Obi, C.N. and G.C. Asogwa, 2015. Electromicrobiology: An emerging reality-a review. Open Access Library J., Vol. 2. 10.4236/oalib.1102088.
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  24. Obi, C.N. and C.C. Ndukwu, 2015. Microbiological examination of household kitchen sponges from three communities in Ikwuano LGA, Umuahia, Abia State Nigeria. Br. Microbiol. Res. J., 11: 1-9.
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  25. Obi, C.N. and A.O. Onyekaozuru, 2015. Antimicrobial activities of some household disinfectants on selected human pathogens in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. World J. Pharm. Res., 4: 171-183.
  26. Obi, C.N., 2014. Microbiological and proximate analyses of home and industrial made soymilk samples consumed in Umuahia Metropolis, Abia State, Nigeria. World J. Pharm. Res., 3: 248-263.
  27. Obi, C.N., 2014. Isolation and antibiotic sensitivity of Klebsiella pneumoniae from sputum specimens of patients of federal medical centre (F.M.C), Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. World J. Pharm. Res., 3: 135-141.
  28. Obi, C.N., 2014. Evaluation of "ogi" liquors from three guinea corn varieties for antimicrobial activities against selected bacterial and fungal isolates. Int. J. Adv. Res., 2: 981-991.
  29. Obi, C.N., 2014. Bacteriological assessement of vegetables cultivated in soils treated with poultry manure and the manure-treated soil samples. Am. J. Microbiol. Res., 2: 189-200.
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  30. Obi, C.N., 2014. Antibacterial activities of some medicated soaps on selected human pathogens. Am. J. Microbiol. Res., 2: 178-181.
  31. Obi, C.N. and N.C. Nwozor, 2012. Bacteriological analyses of weaning foods consumed in Umuariaga community, Ikwuano LGA Abia State. Res. J. Applied Sci., 7: 208-211.
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  32. Obi, C.N. and P. George, 2011. Microbiological and physico-chemical analysis of borehole waters used by off-campus students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, Nigeria. Res. J. Biol. Sci., 6: 602-607.
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  33. Obi, C.N. and U. Nwannunu, 2010. Microbiological analyses of drug tablets from selectedoutlets in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. Res. J. Pharmacol., 4: 31-37.
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  34. Obi, C.N., 2009. Pathway to Good Success. Darling D Publishers, Aba, Nigeria, Pages: 125.
  35. Obi, C.N. and J.C. Maduagwu, 2009. Production of yoghurts from three different kinds of milks using Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Res. J. Dairy Sci., 3: 35-38.
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  36. Obi, C.N. and A.J. Igbokwe, 2009. Microbiological analyses of freshly laid and stored domestic poultry eggs in selected poultry farms in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. Res. J. Biol. Sci., 4: 1297-1303.
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  37. Obi, C.N. and M.J. Ikenebomeh, 2007. Studies on the microbiology and nutritional qualities of a Nigerian fermented milk product (Nono). Int. J. Dairy Sci., 2: 95-99.
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  38. Obi, C.N. and I.J. Ozugbo, 2007. Microbiological analyses of poultry feeds sold in umuahia main market, Abia State, Nigeria. Res. J. Applied Sci., 2: 22-25.
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  39. Obi, C.N. and C.O. Okocha, 2007. Microbiological and physico-chemical analyses of selected bore-hole waters in world bank housing estate, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. J. Eng. Applied Sci., 2: 920-929.
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