Prof. Mrs. Akaneme Florence Ifeoma.

Department: Plant Science And Biotechnology
Faculty: Biological Sciences
Designation : Professor
Phone: +234 8036698201

Publications (Articles and Journals):

1. Udengwu, O and Akaneme, F. I. (Eds.) (2009) Introductory
Practical Genetics for Life Sciences, Faculty of Biological
Sciences Publications and Colloquium Committee, University
of Nigeria, Nsukka. 53pp.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Ene – Obong, E.E. and Okoye, F. I. (1992) Interrelationship between yield
and yield components in African Yam Bean,
Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst.
ex. A. Rich) Harms.Beitrage zur Tropischen
Landwristchaft Und Veterinarmedizin 30 (3): 283 – 290. 290.
2. Okoye, F. I. And Ene – Obong, E. E. (1992) Genetic variability and correlation
studies in the African Yam Bean, Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. ex. A.
Rich) Harms. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 5: 75 – 83.
3. Ene – Obong, E. E. and Okoye, F.I. (1993) Effects of seed coat on water
permeability in the African Yam Bean. Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. ex.
A. Rich) Harms. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 6: 43 – 51.
4. Akaneme, F. I. (2001) The influence of Natural Sciences on Agriculture.
Journal of Liberal Studies, 9 (1 & 2): 298 – 314.
5. Akaneme, F. I. And Ene-Obong, E. E. (2001) In vitro propagation of Pinus
caribaea as a potential means of providing raw materials for pulp and paper
industries in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, 16(3): 52s – 6os.
6. Akaneme, F. I. And Ene–Obong, E. E. (2005) Tissue Culture in Pinus caribaea
Mor. Var. Hondurensis Barr and Golf. 1: Effects of two auxins and two
cytokinins on callus growth and greening, AgroScience,4(1):14-23.
7. Akaneme, F. I., Ene–Obong, E. E. and Nwankiti, O. C. (2005) A preliminary
cytology of root tips and callus cells of Pinus caribaea Mor. Var. Hondurensis
Barr. and Golf grown in the tropics. Bio–Research,3(2):93–100.
8. Akaneme, F. I and Ene-Obong, E. E. (2008) Tissue culture in Pinus caribaea
Mor. Var. Hondurensis Barr. and Golf. 11: Effects of two auxins and two
cytokinins on callus growth habits and subsequent organogenesis. African
Journal of Biotechnology, 7(6):757-765.
9. Akaneme, F. I (2008) Identification and preliminary phytochemical analysis of
herbs that can arrest threatened miscarriage in Orba and Nsukka towns of
Enugu State, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology, 7(1): 006 – 011.
10. Akaneme, F. I and Iyioke, I. V. (2008) Mutagenic potentials of the sterilizing
fluid-puritil on root tip mitosis of Allium cepa. Bio-Research, 6(1): 293 – 297.
11. Ogwo, B. A, Akaneme, F. I and Bolu, C. A. (2009) Human Capital
Remittances from Africans in Diaspora using Information Communication
Technology: The Experiences of University of Nigeria, IST-Africa 2009
Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds.),
IIMC International Information Management Corporation.

12. Akaneme, F. I and Ene-Obong, E. E. (2010) Studies on mycorrhizae
development and anatomical confirmation of mycorrhizae formed on Pinus
caribaea Mor. Var. hondurensis Barr. And Golf. Seedlings. African Journal of
Microbiology Research, 4(5): 367 – 379.
13. Akaneme, F. I and Amaefule, C. C (2012) Evaluation of the cytotoxicity and
genotoxicity of aqueous leaf extracts of Azadirachta indica A. Juss using the
Allium test. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 6(22): 3898 – 3907.
14. Akaneme, F. I and Ani, G. O (2013) Morphological assessment of genetic
variability among accessions of Amaranthus hybridus. World Applied
Sciences Journal, 28(4): 568 – 577.
15. Akaneme, F. I, Odo, I. C and Okafor, L. A (2014) DNA extraction protocols
for Citrullus lanatus and Capsicum frutescens: Effects of incubation
temperatures and ethanol concentrations on DNA purity and quantity. African
Journal of Biotechnology, 13(5): 634 – 639.
16. Akaneme, F. I, Igata, D, Okafor, H and Anyanebechi, O (2014) Breeding for
nutritional quality for Corchorus olitorius, Annona muricata and Pentaclethra
macrophylla 1: A study of their antinutritional contents. African Journal of
Agricultural Research, 9(14): 1107 – 1112.
17. Akaneme, F. I; Udanor, C; Nwachukwu, J; Ugwuoke, C; Okezie, C. E. A and
Ogwo, B (2014) A grid-enabled application for the simulation of plant tissue
culture experiments. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science &
Information Technology, 3(3): 227 – 242.
18. Isuosuo, C. C and Akaneme, F. I (2014) Genetic variability assessment of
accessions of Corchorus olitorius L using sodium dodecyl sulphate
polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. African Journal of Biotechnology, 13(20):
2004 – 2009.
19. Abu, N.E; Ozoagudike, C.M and Akaneme, F.I (2014) Phytochemical,
proximate and anti-nutrient compositions of four leafy vegetables used in
South-Eastern Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology, 13(50): 4541 –
20. Udanor, C.N., Akaneme, F.I., Aneke, S., Ogbuokiri, B.O., Ezugwu, A.O.,
Ugwuishiwu, C.H., Okezie, C.E.A., and Ogwo, B. (2016) Deployment of an einfrastructure for academic research. In: E-Infrastructure and e-Services. 7th
International Conference, AFRICOMM 2015, Cotonou, Benin, December 15 –
16, 2015. Revised Selected papers. Glitho, R., Zennaro, M., Belqasmi, F.,
Agueh, M (Eds.), pgs. 57 – 65.
21. Isuosuo, C.C., Akaneme, F. I and Abu, N. E (2019) Nutritional Evaluation of
the seeds of Corchorus olitorius: A neglected and underutilized species in
Nigeria. Pak. J. Nutr., 18 (7): 692 – 703.
22. Udanor, C. N., Akaneme, F. I., Ugwuishiwu, C. H., Aneke, S. O., Ezugwu, O.
A., Nweke, O. E., Ezema, M. E and Ogbodo, I. A (2019) Deploying an Open

Source Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Academic Research, IOSR Journal
of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE), 21(3): 61 – 74.

Book Chapters
1. Udengwu, O. S and Akaneme, F. I (2010) “Morphology of Angiosperms –
Fruits, Seeds and Seedlings” In: Njoku, O. U and Nweze, N. O (eds) General
Practical Biology – An Integrated Approach, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Publication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. pp 88 – 98.
Akaneme, F. I (2017) “Plant Tissues” In: Ugwuanyi, J.O and Ejere, V. C
(eds.) General Biology 1, Faculty of Biological Sciences Publication,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, pp 59 – 72.
Curriculum Co-developed
Ugwuanyi, J. O and Akaneme, F. I (2017), Ethics and World Views in
Relation to Biotechnology, Module 5 In: Food Security & Biotechnology in
Africa, Master’s Level Course developed by the EDULINK-FSBA Project
(2013 – 2017). The project was financed by the European Union and
implemented by the ACP Secretariat.

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