Dr. Jacob Olagbenro Popoola

Dr. Jacob Olagbenro Popoola

Senior Lecturer
Covenant University, Nigeria


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Covenant University, Nigeria

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Biography

Dr. Jacob O. Popoola is a Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. Dr. Popoola has over 30 scientific papers either published or presented in conferences/seminars/workshop. His professional experience cut across Ethnobotany, plant genetics, genetic resources characterization, application of molecular biology tools in genetic diversity studies,cytology/karyogamy characterization, plant collection, identification and taxonomy. Dr. Popoola is versatile in field work, experimental layout, data collection and analysis and interested in indigenous African underutilized species. He is sociable, cool, team player and open to effective collaborative scientific projects. Among his favorite projects include, characterization of underutilized legumes, root and tubers toward food security in Africa.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Genetic Resources
62%
Reproductive Biology
90%
Genetic Diversity
75%
Biotechnology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Popoola, J.O., O.S. Aworunse, O.L. Oyesola, O.O. Akinnol and O.O. Obembe, 2020. A systematic review of pharmacological activities and safety of Moringa oleifera. J. Herbmed. Pharmacol., 9: 174-190.
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  2. Popoola, J., O. Ojuederie, C. Omonhinmin and A. Adegbite, 2020. Neglected and underutilized legume crops: improvement and future prospects. Recent Adv. Grain Crops Res., 10.5772/intechopen.87069.
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  3. Popoola J.O., D.O. Igwe, V. Iwu, A.E. Adegbite and C.A. Omonhinmin, 2020. Genetic diversity, clustering pattern and breeding implications of 40 moringa oleifera accessions using aflp markers. Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems 12: 659-670.
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  4. Popoola, J.O., L.O. Egwari, A. Adekunle, O.O. Ogunlana and C.A. Omonhinmin, 2019. Genetic variability and development of cassava based products using morphometric and RAPD markers. Asian J. Plant Sci., 18: 26-32.
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  5. Mohammadinejad, R., A. Shavandi, J. Sangeetha, M. Soleimani and J.O. Popoola, 2019. Plant molecular farming: production of metallic nanoparticles and therapeutic proteins using green factories. Green Chem., 21: 1845-1865.
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  6. Agbolade, J.O., J.O. Popoola, J.I. Kioko, B.D. Adewale, A.A. Ajiboye et al., 2019. Comparative genetic variability and traits’ heritability in vegetative and floral characters in accessions of two minor legumes. Indian J. Agric. Res., 53: 178-183.
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  7. Obembe, O.O., O.S. Aworunse, O.A. Bello and J.O. Popoola, 2018. Pharmacotherapeutic properties of Telfairia occidentalis Hook F.: A systematic review. Phcog Rev., Vol. 12. 10.4103/phrev.phrev_12_18.
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  8. Chinedu, S.N., O.C. Emiloju, F.N. Iheagwam, S.O. Rotimi and J.O. Popoola, 2018. Phylogenetic relationship and genetic variation among Thaumatococcus daniellii and Megaphrynium macrostachyum ecotypes in Southwest Nigeria. Asian J. Plant Sci., 17: 27-36.
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  9. Adebayo, A.H., O.F. Yakubu, J.O. Popoola, L.C. David, G. Okenze, A.G. Agbafor and O. Okubena, 2018. Evaluation of antimalarial and biochemical profiles of Abaleria® in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice. Comp. Clin. Pathol., 27: 1595-1601.
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  10. Popoola, J.O., O.A. Bello, J.O. Olugbuyiro and O.O. Obembe, 2017. Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) analysis of Genetic Intraspecific Variability Relationships of Moringa oleifera Populations From Nigeria. Sci. Int., 29: 645-657.
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  11. Popoola, J.O., M.B. Adebayo, C.A. Omonhinmin and A.E. Adegbite, 2017. Fruit Morpho-metric and RAPD Intraspecific variability in African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa Hochst. ex. A. Rich. Harms). Annu. Res. Rev. Biol., .
  12. Popoola, J.O., B.M. Adebayo, A.E. Adegbite, A.C. Omonhinmin and B.D. Adewale, 2017. Fruit morphometric and RAPD evaluation of intraspecific variability in some accessions of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa Hochst. ex. A. Rich. Harms). Annu. Res. Rev. Biol., 14: 1-10.
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  13. Popoola, J.O., A. Adebambo, S. Ejoh, P. Agre, A.E. Adegbite and A.C. Omonhinmin, 2017. Morphological diversity and cytological studies in some accessions of Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Richard. Annu. Res. Rev. Biol., 19: 1-12.
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  14. Popoola, J.O. and C.A. Omonhinmin, 2017. Genetic variation, Eco-geographical Pattern of Spread of Moringa oleifera in Nigeria Based on AFLP Data. Plant Genet. Resour., .
  15. Obembe, O., O. Bello, O. Aworunse, J. Popoola, O. Akposibruke, B. Olukanmi and M. Olayode, 2017. In vitro multiple shoots formation in wild lettuce (Launaea taraxacifolia) (Willd.) Amin ex C. Jeffrey. Ann. Res. Rev. Biol., Vol. 19. 10.9734/ARRB/2017/36212.
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  16. Popoola, J.O., A.O. Bello and O.O. Obembe, 2016. Phenotypic intraspecific variability among some accessions of drumstick (Moringa oleifera Lam.). Can. J. Pure Applied Sci., 10: 3681-3693.
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  17. Jacob, O.P., R.A. Bukola, Y.D. Fisayo, S.E. Akpoyovware and E.A. Adegoke, 2015. Morphometric analysis of some species in the genus Vigna (L.) Walp: Implication for utilization for genetic improvement. J. Biol. Sci., 15: 156-166.
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  18. Popoola, J.O., B.O. Oluyisola and O.O. Obembe, 2014. Genetic diversity in Moringa oleifera Lam. from Nigeria using Fruit –Morpho-metric characters and Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Covenant J. Phys. Life Sci., 1: 43-60.
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  19. Popoola, J.O. and O.O. Obembe, 2013. Local knowledge, use pattern and geographical distribution of Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) in Nigeria. J. Ethnopharmacol., 150: 682-691.
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  20. Popoola, J.O. and O.O. Obembe, 2013. Ethnobotany and geographical distribution of Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) in Nigeria. Planta Medica, 79: 20-20.
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  21. Popoola, J.O., A.E. Adegbite, O.O. Obembe, B.D. Adewale and B.O. Odu, 2011. Morphological intraspecific variabilities in African Yam Bean (AYB) (Sphenostylis stenocarpa Ex.A.Rich ). Sci. Res. Essay, 6: 507-515.
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  22. Popoola, J.O., A.E. Adegbite and O.O. Obembe, 2011. Reproductive mechanisms and pollen characterization in some accessions of an underutilized legume: (Sphenostylis stenocarpa Hochst Ex. A. Rich) harms. Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv., 3: 185-192.
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  23. Popoola, J.O., A.E. Adegbite and O.O. Obembe, 2011. Cytological Studies on Some Accessions of African Yam Bean (AYB) (Sphenostylis stenocarpa Hochst. Ex. A. Rich. Harms). Int. Res. J. Plant Sci., 2: 249-253.
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  24. Obembe, O.O., T. Khan and J.O. Popoola, 2011. Use of somatic embryogenesis as a vehicle for cotton transformation. J. Med. Plant Res., 5: 4009-4020.
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  25. Obembe, O.O., T. Khan and J.O. Popoola, 2011. High frequency multiple shoots induction and plant regeneration in six elite Indian cotton cultivars. Can. J. Pure Appl. Sci., 5: 1385-1389.
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  26. Obembe, O.O., J.O. Popoola, S. Leelavathi and S.V. Reddy, 2011. Advances in plant molecular farming. Biotechnol. Adv., 29: 210-222.
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  27. Agbolade, J.O., A.E. Adegbite, O.J. Olawuyi, D.A. Aina, J.O. Popoola and B.K. Aremu, 2011. Comparative study on the epidermal features of Twelve under-utilized legume accessions. Scholarly J. Agric. Sci., 1: 55-61.
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  28. Obembe, O.O., T. Khan, J.O. Popoola, A.K. Singh and R.C. Pant, 2010. Endogenous levels of reducing sugars, free amino acids and phenols during various stages of in vitro culture of cotton (Gossypium Spp.). Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4: 2371-2378.
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  29. Obembe, O.O., J.O. Popoola, S. Leelavathi and S.V. Reddy, 2010. Recent advances in plastid transformation. Indian J. Sci. Technol., 3: 1229-1235.
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  30. Adewale, B.D., O.B. Kehinde, J.O. Popoola and C.O. Aremu, 2010. Seed metrics for genetic and shape determinations in African Yam Bean (Fabaceae) Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Ex. A. Rich) Harms. Afr. J. Plant Sci., 4: 107-115.
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