Ikenweiwe, N. B: Research


Brief statement of research interest and activities (to list some papers)

i. Suara N.B. (1991). The Lethal Point of Chloroform on Rattus rattus (B.Sc Research Report, Usman Dan-Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria). 68pp.

ii. Ikenweiwe N.B. (1994). Effects of intramuscular Administration of Tomoxifen “R: on Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822), (MSc. Dissertation, University of Ibadan) Nigeria. 138pp.

iii.  Ikenweiwe N.B. (2005) Limnology and Plankton abundance in relation to fish production in Oyan Lake, south western Nigeria. Ph.D Thesis in Aquaculture and Fisheries Department, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria. 238pp.

(b) Outside recognition (e.g. membership of societies, prizes, awards, conference papers, research grants, workshops etc.)

(c) The use of phytoextracts to induce fish breeding.

About 19 phytoextracts have been tested on gravid female Clarias gariepinus at the Aquaculture and Fishery research farm.

Phytochemical analyses, biochemistry of the phytoextracts have been carried out. Hameatological tests, Carcass Analysis, Fecundity Count.
Hormonal Assay and other Chemical Analysis of the used fish were carried out at the Pathology Laboratory of the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University.

Having studied the results of the first phase of this research. Two out of the nineteen Phytoextracts so far tested exhibit a potential to cause induce breeding in Clarias gariepinus. The research is still on-going.

These are some of the pictures during the research activities.


Last Updated on March 14, 2012 by admin

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