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Medical Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutics, Forensic Science and Bioinformatics

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ISBN 9780367766962
April 21, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
472 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers a range of topics on exploiting Nigeria’s mega biodiversity for food security and health; DNA forensic science and its applications; medical biotechnology and biopharmaceutics; medicinal and underutilized plants; impact and mitigation of antibiotic resistance; bioinformatics applications, medical insect biotechnology, etc. The book will be a useful reference material for the scientists and researchers working in the field of nutraceuticals, molecular diagnostics and DNA forensics, biopharmaceuticals and medical biotechnology, nanotechnology, antimicrobials from indigenous plant species, bioinformatics, etc.

Table of Contents

Alex U. Akpa
Benjamin Ewa Ubi
Part 1: Working Group 04: Molecular Diagnostics and DNA Forensics
Handling Editor: Prof. Ifeoma Ezeonu
1. Principles and Techniques for Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Manipulation
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ifeoma Ezeonu, Francisca Nwaokorie
2. Forensic DNA profiling and molecular identification of infectious pathogens: The Nigeria experience.
D. E. Agbonlahor, M. Y. Tatfeng, I. B. Enweani-Nwokelo, I. Ezeonu, E. A. Brisibe, F. O. Nwaokorie, N. Esiobu, A. O. Eremwanarue, F. E. Oviasogie, G. S. George, B. E. Ubi
3. DNA markers in forensic and diagnostic science
M. Y. Tatfeng, D. E. Agbonlahor, I. B. Enweani-Nwokelo, I. Ezeonu, F. Nwaokorie, E. A. Brisibe, D. Esiobu
4. Legal standards setting in the use of Forensics DNA Barcode: Evidence for wildlife crime detection and prosecution in Nigeria
Christie O. Onyia, Obianuju P. Ilo, Scott E. Miller
Part 2: Working Group 07: Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Handling Editor: Prof. Mairo Hajiya Inuwa
5. Harnessing Indigenous Bioresources for Development of Diagnostics for Detection and  Confirmation of Infectious agents in Nigeria
E. O. Ekundayo, J. C. Igwe, I. Ezeonu
6. Antibiotic Resistance: Global Trends, Impact And Mitigation
I. M. Ezeonu, I. R. Iroha, N. Esiobu
7. Safeguarding Nigeria Territory from the use of antibiotic resistant microbes in bioterrorism
J. C. Igwe, E. O. Ekundayo, I. Ezeonu, S. K. Parom
8. Deep Learning and Economic Prospects in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Olugbemi Tope Olaniyan, Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor, Adetunji Julianah Bunmi, Gloria E Okotie, Julius Kola Oloke
9. Health and Nutritional benefits of numerous bioactive components derived from fish and fish products
Juliana Bunmi Adetunji, Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Michael Olugbenga Samuel Genevieve Dable-Tupas, Chukwuebuka Egbuna
10. Repositioning antiviral drugs as a rapid and cost-effective approach to discover treatment against SARS-CoV-2 infection
Omotayo O. Oyedara, Folasade M. Adeyemi, Charles Oluwasun Adetunji, Elufisan Temidayo Oluyomi
11. Corn Silk and Health Benefits
Adetunji Charles Oluwaseun, Michael Olugbenga Samuel, Adetunji Juliana Bunmi, Oluranti OlufemiIdowu
12. Bioengineering of Pharmacologically-Active Metabolites for Effective Drug Nano Formulations from the Callus of Medicinal Plants and their Significant Application in Nanomedicine: Recent Advances
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Denisa Ficai, Anton Ficai,, Olugbenga Samuel Micheal, Wilson Nwankwo, Muhammad Akram, Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Oluwaseyi Paul Olaniyan, Rumaisa Ansari, Hameed Shah, Tehreen Riaz, Ruth Ebunoluwa Bodunrinde, Rida Zainab, Juliana Bunmi Adetunji, Jonathan C. Ifemeje, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Michael Chinedu Olisah, Akinola Samson Olayinka, Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor, Daniel Ingo Hefft and Wadzani Dauda Palnam
Part 3: Omics and Bioinformatics
Handling Editor: Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji
13. Bioinformatics: a tool for biotechnological advancement
Oyawoye O. M., Olorunsola H. A, Oluduro A. O. Bamigboye O. O, Oladipo E.K., Olotu T. M., Adeosun I. J., Kaka M. O., Obembe O. O.
14. Role of Nucleotide Sequence Analysis in Human Genetics and Genomics
S. S. D. Mohammed, I. Abraham, D. Enoma, L. E. Okoror
15. Application of Computational and bioinformatics techniques in drug repurposing for effective development of potential drug candidate for the management of COVID-19
Charles Oluwasun Adetunji, Olaniyan T Olugbemi, Muhammad Akram, Umme Laila, Olugbenga Samuel Michael, Ayomide Michael Oshinjo, Julianah BunmiAdetunji, Gloria E Okotie, Nwadiuto Esiobu, Folasade Muibat Adeyemi, Omotayo Opemipo Oyedara
16. Computational Intelligence Techniques for Combating COVID 19
Charles Oluwasun Adetunji, Wilson Nwankwo, Akinola Samson Olayinka, Olaniyan T Olugbemi, Muhammad Akram,Umme Laila, Olugbenga Samuel Michael,Ayomide Michael Oshinjo, Julianah BunmiAdetunji,Gloria E Okotie, Nwadiuto Esiobu
17. Machine learning and behavior modification for COVID 19
Charles Oluwasun Adetunji, Wilson Nwankwo, Akinola Samson Olayinka, Olaniyan T Olugbemi, Muhammad Akram,Umme Laila, Olugbenga Samuel Michael,Ayomide Michael Oshinjo, Julianah BunmiAdetunji,Gloria E Okotie, Nwadiuto Esiobu
Part 4: Working Group 12: Medicinal and Underutilized Plants
Handling Editor: Prof. Abubakar Gidado
18. Underutilized plant species, a huge potential for economic development in Nigeria
Friday Nwalo Nweke, Godwill Azeh Engwa and Oluchi Cynthia Abiamere
19. The place of neglected legumes in human nutrition and food security
Beckley Ikhajiagbe, Geoffrey Obinna Ikhajiagbe, Anoliefo, Doris I. Omoigui, Edokpolor Osazee Ohanmu, Saheed Ibrahim Musa and Zipporah Emilomo Omage
20. Antiprotozoal Activity of medicinal plants against Entamoebahistolytica, the causative agent of amoebiasis
21. Harnessing benefits of underutilized Plant Species for Economic Growth in Nigeria
Oluwafemi Abiodun Adepoju, Bashiru Ibrahim, and Emmanuel Oluwadare Balogun
Part 5: Working Group 13: Medical Insect Biotechnology, Genomics and Molecular Genetics of pests
Handling Editor: Dr. Abdulrazak Ibrahim
22. Exploiting Arthropod midgut components for development of interventions against infectious diseases
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Oyetunde T. Oyeyemi
23. Genome-based Vector Surveillance for Effective Prediction and Control of Mosquito-Borne Viral Disease Outbreaks in Nigeria
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Bamidele Oderinde, Njidda Gadzama, Ihekerenma Okoli

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Hajia Mairo Inuwa, Ph.D. is Professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Formerly Director, Centre for Biotechnology Research and Training (CBR&T), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the Department of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, & Director of intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria

Abubakar Gidado, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biochemistry and Director North-East Zonal Biotechnology Centre of Excellence at University of Maiduguri.

Emmanuel Olufemi Ekundayo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Microbial Genetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria.

Abdulrazak Ibrahim, Ph.D. is a Capacity Development Expert at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Ph.D. is Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology & Director, Biotechnology Research and Development Centre, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria.