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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 

5.2.1      Preamble

The Department of Biological Sciences was one of the foundation Department, which came into being in 1988 when Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was established and comprises of Botany and Zoology Options. The Department is involved in collaborative research with other departments of the University. The department is also involved in Consultancy Services for Epidemiology and Public Health Units of the State Ministry of Health, Abeokuta, World Health Organization/African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control on study of Blackfly movement between Benin Republic and Nigeria border among others.  It has also hosted the annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria as well as that of Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN). At postgraduate level, the Department offers taught and research courses leading to the awards of Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in the following core areas. Botany (Plant Physiology/Plant Taxonomy/Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy/Plant Cytology and Cytogenetics and Plant Pathology), Zoology (Animal Physiology, Entomology, Parasitology, Ecology and Environmental Biology). In addition, the Department also offers a Postgraduate Diploma programme in Biology.

 

5.2.2      Philosophy

A postgraduate programme in any area of biological sciences prepares graduates to not only be knowledgeable in the science of zoology or botany but also to be relevant and useful in the struggle to uplift the social, moral and economic well-being of the country. Courses are offered to prepare the students for a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in various fields of Botany and Zoology. The higher degree programmes are not only specialized programmes but are also tailored to suit the needs of the nation as much as possible by producing botanists or zoologists who are visionary, determined and resolute in their pursuit of knowledge and excellence.

 

5.2.3      Objective of the programme

The specific objectives are:

(i)      To develop skilled scientists who are equipped with in-depth understanding of biological theories, methodologies and techniques in the various disciplines of Botany and Zoology as tools for National development.

(ii)    To produce high level manpower relevant to National needs where research skills are required such as in Universities, Research Institutions, Industries and Governmental agencies.

(iii)   To produce deeply knowledgeable graduates who are equipped to be innovative and create jobs through consultancy services in the various fields of botany and zoology.

 

5.2.4      Departmental Postgraduate Programme

 

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma Structure (Full time)

 

Degree in view

First Session

First Semester

Second Semester

PGD Biology

(Full time)

Registration

Courses to be taken

Assigning of Student to Supervisor

Proposal development

Courses to be taken

Literature review

Special Topic Seminar

Pre-data Seminar and Endorsement of proposal document

Commencement of field/bench work

Submission of corrected dissertation to the supervisor.

 

 

 

 

(B)          Master of Science Programme Structure (Full time)

 

Degree in view

First Session

Second Session

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

M.Sc.

(Full time)

Registration

Courses to be taken

Constitution of Supervisory Committee

Proposal development

Courses to be taken

Literature review

Special Topic Seminar

Pre-data Seminar and Endorsement of proposal document

Commencement of field/bench work

 

Registration

Research contd

Appointment of external & internal examiners

Post-data Seminar

Registration of thesis title

Submission of thesis draft

Review of thesis draft by supervisors

Presentation of Final thesis draft

Open defense of thesis

Submission of corrected thesis

Award of degree

 

(C)          Doctorate Degree Programme Structure(Full time)

 

Degree in view

First Session

Second Session

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

PhD

(full time)

Registration

Constitution of Supervisory Committee

Courses to be taken (where necessary)

Literature review

Proposal development

Pre-data Seminar and Endorsement of proposal document

Commencement of field/bench work

Continuation of field/bench work

Registration

Field/bench work contd

Post data Seminar

Draft thesis and seminar writing

Evaluation of seminar writing by supervisors

Registration of thesis title

Appointment of external & internal examiners

Presentation of Final thesis draft

Open defense of thesis

Correction & Submission of corrected thesis

Award of degree

 

 


5.2.5      Departmental Postgraduate Committee

 

Membership:

The membership of the Departmental Postgraduate committee shall consist of:

(i)      The Head of Department and Chairman

(ii)    Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator

(iii)   All Postgraduate Lecturers and Supervisors

 

Functions:

(i)      To co-ordinate Postgraduate programmes in the Department

(ii)    To collaborate with other disciplinary degree programmes

(iii)   To present candidates for admission, award of grants, schorlarships and fellowships and the award of higher degrees and graduate diploma to the College Postgraduate Committee.

(iv)  To recommend External Examiners  to the College Postgraduate Committee based on the advice of the Supervisory Committee.

 

5.2.6      General Admission Requirements

 

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma Programme

Prospective candidates into the Diploma programme must be first degree holders in any relevant discipline from any recognized University or holders of HND with minimum of Upper Credit and 5 years post-qualification experience.

 

(B)          Master of Science Programme

Prospective candidates into the Master’s degree programme must be graduates of this University or any other University recognized by Senate and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Upper Division) degree in the relevant field. In exceptional cases, candidates with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered.

 


(C)          Doctorate Degree Programme

To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a student must have obtained a Master’s degree from this University or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate. The minimum duration on the Ph.D. programme for holders of one year Master’s degree shall be three years.

 

5.2.7      Admission requirements

 

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Biology

(i)      The candidate shall be a first degree holder (B.Sc.) of this University or from other University recognized by the Senate with minimum of third class in any area of Biological         Sciences, Microbiology and Agricultural Sciences.

(ii)    Candidates with equivalent qualification in any other relevant area shall also be considered.

 

(B)          Master of Science Programme

The Master of Science degree of this Department is open to:

(i)      Graduates of Biological Sciences of FFUNAAB or other Universities recognized by the Senate.

(ii)    Graduates of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Agricultural Sciences and other related disciplines.

(iii)   A holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Biology of this or Biology related disciplines Department with a CGPA of not less than 60% in addition to first degree (B.Sc.) at Third class level.

 

Doctorate Degree Programme

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree programme of this Department a student must have obtained

(i)      A Master’s degree from FFUNAAB or other University recognized by Senate

 


5.2.8      Duration of Programme

 

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Biology

The duration of the Postgraduate Diploma shall be for a minimum of 2 semesters for full time and 4 semesters for part-time

 

(B)          Master of Science Programme

The duration of study for the Master’s programme shall be a minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters for full time candidates; while part time studies shall be for a minimum of 8 semesters and maximum of 12 semesters from the date of registration.

 

(C)          Doctorate Degree Programme

The minimum duration of study for Ph.D. in any discipline in the Department of Biological Sciences for a candidate who obtained a Master’s degree from FFUNAAB or of a similar quality shall be 4 semesters for full time and 6 semesters for part-time studies. For holders of other Master’s degrees not of similar quality, the minimum duration of study shall be 6 and 8 semesters for full and part-time studies respectively.

 

5.2.9      Postgraduate Specialization in the Department of Biological Sciences

 

(i)            Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Biology

(ii)           Master of Science Botany (Plant Physiology)

(iii)          Master of Science. Botany (Plant Taxonomy)

(iv)         Master of Science. Botany (Cytology and Cytogenetics)

(v)          Master of Science. Botany (Plant Pathology)

(vi)         Master of Science. Botany (Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy)

(vii)        Master of Science. Zoology (Animal Physiology)

(viii)       Master of Science Entomology

(ix)         Master of Science Parasitology

 (x)         Ph.D. Botany (Plant Physiology)

(xi)         Ph.D. Botany (Plant Taxonomy)

(xii)        Ph.D. Botany (Cytology and Cytogenetic)

(xiii)      Ph.D. Botany (Plant Pathology)

(xiv)       Ph.D. Botany (Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy)

(xv)        Ph.D. Zoology (Animal Physiology)

(xvi)       Ph.D. Entomology

(xvii)     Ph.D. Parasitology

 

5.2.10    Post Graduate Diploma in Biology

 

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

CST 701

Computer Appreciation    

FUNDCOMP

2

BIO 701

Biological Techniques

BIOLTECH

2

BIO 798

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

Elective Courses

BIO 703

Plant and Animal Physiology

 

2

BIO 705

Genetics

GENETICS

2

 

Limnology and Hydrobiology

 

2

BIO 707

Plant Anatomy

PLTSANAT

2

BIO 733

Bacteriology

 

2

BIO 709

Principles of  Plant Taxonomy

PRPLTAXO

2

BIO 711

Animal Anatomy

ANIMANAT

2

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 702

Statistics Method in Biology

BIOSSTAT

2

BIO 704

Principles of Ecology

PRINECOL

2

BIO 799

Project

PROJECT

6

Elective Courses

BIO 706

Principles of Parasitology

PRINPARA

2

BIO 708

Mycology

MYCOLOGY

2

BIO 710

Entomology

ENTMOLGY

2

BIO 712

Plant Pathology

PLTPATHO

2

 

 

 


5.2.11    Botany Programmes

 

(A)          M.Sc. Botany (Plant Physiology)

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

BOT 801

Plant Growth & Development 

PLANGROD

3

BOT 803

Minerals Relations in Plants     

MINRENTS

3

BOT 805

Respiratory System in Plants   

PLTRESSY

3

Electives

BOT 807

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

PLTAXBIS

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

BOT 802

Water Relations in Plants         

WATRINPS

3

BOT 804

Biosynthetic Mechanisms in   Plants

BIOSMPLT

3

BOT 806

Enzymology in Plants              

ENZYPLTS

3

Electives

BOT 808

Reproductive Biology of the Angiosperms

REBANGIO

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Core Courses

BOT 899

Project

Project

6


 

M.Sc. BOTANY (PLANT TAXONOMY)

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

BOT 807

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

PLTAXBIS

3

BOT 809

Systematics of the algae, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes

SYSTEMAL

3

BOT 811

Phytogeography                     

PHYTOGEO

3

Electives

BOT 801

Plant Growth & Development 

PLANGROD

3

BOT 803

Minerals Relations in Plants     

MINRENTS

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

BOT 808

Reproductive Biology of the Angiosperms

REBANGIO

3

BOT 810

Reproductive Biology of the Gymnosperms

REBGYMNO

3

Electives

BOT 804

Biosynthetic Mechanisms in   Plants

BIOSMPLT

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

BOT 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 


M.Sc. BOTANY (CYTOLOGY AND CYTOGENETICS)

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

BOT 807

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

PLTAXBIS

3

BOT 813

Cytogenetics                            

CYTOGENE

4

BOT 815

Applied Cytogenetics              

APCYTOGE

3

Electives

BOT 809

Systematics of the algae, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes

SYSTEMAL

3

BOT 811

Phytogeography                     

PHYTOGEO

4

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

BOT 812

Phytomorphology & Variation in Plants

PHYVARPS

3

BOT 814

Cytology                               

CYTOLOGY

3

Electives

BOT 808

Reproductive Biology of the Angiosperms

REBANGIO

3

BOT 810

Reproductive Biology of the Gymnosperms

REBGYMNO

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

BOT 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 


M.Sc. BOTANY (PLANT PATHOLOGY)

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

BOT 817

Fungi in Human Environment

FUNGHUEN

3

BOT 819

Epidemiology and Management of Plant Diseases

EPIMAPLD

3

BOT 821

Advanced Plant Pathology     

ADVPLPAT

3

Electives

BOT 807

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

PLTAXBIS

3

BOT 823

Postharvest Pathology              

POHAPATH

3

MCB 809

Advanced Bacteriology

ADVNBACT

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

BOT 816

Advanced Mycology

ADVDMYCO

3

BOT 818

Fungal Biotechnology and Applied Mycology

FUNBIOTE

3

Electives

BOT 822

Physiology of Plant Parasitism and Plant Pathogenesis

PYPLPAPP

3

BCH  818

Molecular Biology                                

MOLEBIOL

3

MCB 810

Advanced Virology

ADVNVIRO

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

BOT 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 

 


 

M.Sc. BOTANY (PLANT ANATOMY AND TAXONOMY)

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

BOT 807

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

PLTAXBIS

3

BOT 825

Experimental Plant Anatomy

EXPLATOM

3

BOT 827

Advanced Techniques in Plant Taxonomy

ADVTECPX

3

Electives

BOT 805

Respiratory System in Plants   

PLTRESSY

3

BOT 823

Postharvest Pathology              

POHAPATH

3

BOT 829

Ecosystems                 

ECOSYSMS

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

BOT 812

Phytomorphology & Variation in Plants

PHYVARPS

3

BOT 824

Herbarium Techniques

HEBTECH

3

BOT 826

Developmental Plant Anatomy

DEVPLTAN

3

Electives

BOT 804

Biosynthetic Mechanisms in   Plants

BIOSMPLT

3

BOT 806

Enzymology in Plants              

ENZYPLTS

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

BOT 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 


5.2.12    Zoology Programmes

 

(A)          M.Sc. Parasitology

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

ZOO 801

Animal Associations   

ANIASSOC

3

ZOO 803

Principle of Epidemiology

EPDEMIOL

3

ZOO 805

Diseases caused by Helminths      

HELMDISE

3

Electives

MCB 813

Advanced Immunology and Immunochemistry

ADVNIMMIC

4

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

ZOO 802

Transmission of Tropical Diseases

TRANSTRP

3

ZOO 804

Diseases caused by Protozoan

PROTDISE

3

Electives

ZOO 806

Physiology & Biochemistry of Parasites

PHYBCHPA

3

ZOO 826

Insect Vectors                                

INSETVET

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

ZOO 899

Project

PROJECT

6


 

(B)          M.Sc. Zoology (Animal Physiology)

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

ZOO 807

Techniques in Animal  Physiology            

TECANIPS

3

ZOO 809

Physiology of Digestion           

PHYDIGET

3

ZOO 811

Physiology and Environment                  

PHYSENV

3

Electives

ZOO 805

Diseases caused by Helminths      

HELMDISE

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

ZOO 808

Animal Hormones                     

ANIMHORM

3

ZOO 810

Physiology of Excitable Tissues       

PHYEXTIS

3

BCH  810

General Biochemistry                   

GENBIOCH

3

Electives

ZOO 812

Insect Physiology & Biochemistry

INSPYSCH

3

ZOO 814

Physiology of Reproduction and Excretion

PHYREPEX 

4

ZOO 816

Respiratory and Circulatory Physiology      

RESCIRPY

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

ZOO 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 


(C)          M.Sc. Entomology

First Year - 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 801

Current Topics (Seminar)

BIOLSEMR

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

3

Core Courses

BIO 803

Biostatistics                       

BIOSTATC

       2

ZOO 821

Insect Taxonomy                                     

INSETTAX

3

ZOO 823

Insect Ecology                                        

INSETECO

4

Electives

ZOO 825

Aquatic Entomology               

AQUAENTO

3

ZOO 827

Principles of Stored Products Entomology

PRSPENTO

3

ZOO 824

Principles & Methods of Insect Pest Management

PRIMEIPM

3

 

First Year – 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

BIO 802

Research Techniques  (Bioinstrumentation)

ADRESTEQ

       2

Core Courses

ZOO 812

Insect Physiology & Biochemistry

INSPYSCH

3

ZOO 822

Biology of Non-Insect Arthropods

BIONIPOD 

3

ZOO 824

Principles & Methods of Insect Pest Management

PRIMEIPM

3

Electives

ZOO 802

Transmission of Tropical Diseases

TRANSTRP

3

ZOO 826

Insect Vectors                                

INSETVET

3

ZOO 828

Biology of Selected Insect   Groups

BIOSEING

3

 

Second Year – 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title            

Abbreviation

Unit

ZOO 899

Project

PROJECT

6

 

 


 

5.2.13    Course Synopses

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma in Biology

 

BIO 701:  Biological Techniques (2 Units)

Basic techniques used in modern investigation of problems in various aspects of biological sciences, microscopy, colorimetry, chromatography, anatomical techniques etc.

 

BIO 702: Statistical Method in Biology (2 Units)

Data collection, hypothesis testing multiple and partial correlation, regression. The use of parametric tests (t-test, analysis of variance etc.) and non-parametric tests ( mann-whitney u test etc.) multivariate analysis ( principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis). Measurement of central tendency.

 

BIO 703: Plant and Animal Physiology (2 Units)

Dormancy and germination in plants. Respiration in plants, photosynthesis, translocation in plants, plant growth regulator. Principles of physiological adaptation and homeostasis.  Metabolism: measurement, rate and thermal systems.  Osmoregulation and excretion in animals, vertebrate nervous system, membrane potential, action potential, muscle structure and physiology.  Vertebrate endocrinology.  Respiration in animals.

 

BIO 704:  Ecology (2 Units)

An introduction to ecological concepts and theories.  Species and populations, niche and competition, productivity, nutrient and water cycles.  Nigerian vegetation zones.  Factors limiting the distribution of plants and animals.

 

BIO 705:  Genetics (2 Units)

Selected topics from Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, principles of human genetics and population genetics.

 

BIO 706:  Principles of Parasitology (2 Units)

The concept of parasitism, origin and evolution of parasitism, morphological, structural and physiological adaptations for parasitism, using examples from protozoa, helminthes and arthoropods.  Host-parasite interactions, immunity to parasitic infections, zoonoses.

 

BIO 707: Plant Anatomy (2 Units)

Variation of anatomical features of plants in relation to taxonomy and evolution. Epidermal structures and wood anatomy of selected group of plants.

 

BIO 708:  Mycology (2 Units)

Classification of fungi and relationships among the major classes.  Fine structure of fungi.  Economic mycology with special reference to Nigerian forms.  Mycotoxicoses and mycoses.

 

BIO 709: Principles of Plant Anatomy (2 Units)

Classification. Morphology of vegetative and floral characters and their variations and adaptations with examples from Nigerian flora. Identification and description of selected flowering plant families. Field and herbarium techniques.

 

BIO 710: Entomology (2 Units)

The classification of economically important insects. Biology and ecology of insects of agricultural and medical importance. The control of insect pests. Insecticides, formulation, application and modes of action. Alternatives to insecticide. Introduction to pest management.

 

BIO 711: Animal Anatomy (2 Units)

Study of the integument, digestive, respiratory, urinogenital, circulatory, nervous, muscular and skeletal systems of living vertebrates to illustrate adaptive change that occurred during evolution.

 

BIO 712: Plant Pathology (2 Units)

Concept of plant pathology, causes of diseases, host-parasite relationship, culture of fungi. Diagnostic features, recognition and control of diseases of major importance.

 

BIO 729:  Limnology and Hydrobiology (2 Units)

Origin and diversity of freshwater.  Ecological features of rivers, streams, lakes and ponds.  The biological importance of temperature, water movements, thermal stratification and light penetration.  The circulation of dissolved substances, their interaction and importance in biological activity.  Water analyses, carbon dioxide, iron, ammonia, nitrite, phosphate, pH, electrical conductivity, biological oxygen demand.  Taxonomy of major groups of freshwater fishes in Nigeria food, fish reproduction and fecundity, age and growth studies, fish population dynamics aquaculture and fisheries regulations.

BIO 733: Bacteriology (2 Units)

Classification of bacteria. Culture techniques for characterization, identification and isolation. Bacteria cell wall, enzymes and toxins and their roles in determining pathogenicity. Host-parasite relationships. A survey of some bacterial diseases of man and other animals. Antibiotic and drug resistance.

 

BIO 798: Seminar (2 Units)

Written and Oral presentation in any assigned current topic in advanced biology or any other related areas.

 

BIO 799: Project (6 Units)

A supervised project involving an investigation of a selected biological problem, and assessed by a major and an external examiner.

 

(B)          M.Sc Programme

BIO 801 – Current Topics Seminar (2 Units)

Literatures on specific current topics to be reviewed by students and graded by two or three competent academic staff in the area of study.

BIO 802 – Research Techniques (2 Units)

BIO 803 – Biostatistics  (2 Units)

Frequency measures: Frequency distribution, variables and summarizing, ratio, proportion and rate, class interval, property of frequency distribution, computer packages (SPSS, STATA, R, S-PLUS, SAS). Central Location and Dispersion: Mean, median, mode, range, variance, standard deviation. Probability : Definition - Probabilistic Notation, Law of probability, Conditional probability, screening test, prevalence & incidence. Probability Distribution – Binomial Distribution, Poisson Distribution, Normal distribution. Statistical Inferences: Estimation – Standard error of mean, confident intervals, P-Value, Hypothesis testing (inferences). Statistical tests – Chi-square, contingency tables, T-test, correlation and regression.

BOT 899/ZOO 899 – Research Project (6 Units).

Research Project in any chosen area in the field of specialization.

Botany Courses

BOT 801 – Plant Growth and Development (3 units)

Seed dormancy and germination, seeding development.  The phytohormones.  Herbicides.   Physiology of flowering, fruit development. Techniques in growth analyses.  Tissue culture.

 

BOT 802 – Water Relations in Plant (3 Units)

The water relations of plants considered at cellular and organism levels.  Plant cell and its biogenesis.  Microbodies and vacuoles and their functions.

 

BOT 803 – Mineral Nutrition and Organic transportation in Plants (3 units)

Detailed anatomical structure of the stem, xylem and phloem.  The mechanisms of ion uptake and transport.  Utilization and mode of action of minerals.  Mineral deficiency and toxicity.  Transportation.

 

BOT 804 – Biosynthesis Mechanisms in Plants (3 Units)

The mechanisms of photosynthesis.  Biosynthesis of proteins, lipids and plant pigments.  Secondary plant products.

 

BOT 805 – Respiration System in Plants (3 Units)

Respiration and the respiratory pathways with special reference to the mechanisms of glycolysis, the pentose-phase pathways, the kerb’s cycle and the glyoxylate cycle.

 

BOT 806 – Enzymology in Plants (3 Units)

The synthesis and regulation of enzymes.  Isolation and characterization of enzymes from plant tissues.  Classification and kinetic properties of enzymes, Isoenzymes.  Economic value of enzymes.

 

BOT 807 – Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics (3 Units)

The nature of taxonomic character used in plant classification with special reference to vegetative, reproductive, morphological and orthodox and modern taxonomic methods.  Character weighing and plant classification.

 

BOT 808 – Reproductive Biology of the Angiosperms (3 units)

Detailed analysis of the flower and fruit structure in the angiosperms. Pollination trend in the development.

 

BOT 809 – Systematics of the Algae, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes (3 units)

Morphological and functional differentiation of the algae.  Economic value of algae, vegetative and reproductive structure in the bryophyte.  Bryophyte as sensitive indicator of atmospheric pollution.  Structure and classification of algae, bryophytes and pteridophytes.

BOT 810 – Reproductive Biology of the Gymnosperms (3 units)

Detailed analysis of the sporophyll and cone structures in the Gymnosperms.  Evolutionary trend in the development of the cones in the bryophytes.

 

BOT 812 - Phytomorphology and Plant Variation (3 units)

Current contents of plant kingdom.  Plant forms and functions. Genetic background to plant morphology.  Environmental influences on plant morphology.  Variation in plant organs, number, size, shape, shape and arrangement of plant parts, vegetative morphology (root, stem and leaves), flora morphology (inflorescence, flower, fruit and seed).  Descriptive terminology and modified applications.

 

BOT 813 Cytogenetics (4 units)

Boundaries and definitions on the subject matter of cytogenetics, genetic material and level of organization in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.  Association of genes with chromosomes; mitosis, mitotic cycle and mitotic metaphase chromosomes in eukaryotes.  Meiosis, meiotic metaphase chromosomes, meiosis in life cycles and in Mendelism, linkage, crossing over and chiasma formation, mitotic crossing over and gene mapping, genetic control of meiotic processes, Numerical change in chromosome numbers, aneuploidy and polyploidy.  Chromosomes in populations, Introduction to population genetics.  Practicals on cytogenetic techniques, Karyotype analysis, mitotic behaviours and gametogenesis, gene mapping techniques.

 

BOT 814 – Cytology (4 units)

Definitive analysis of basic structural unit of living organisms, structural and functional differentiation of plants and animal cells.  Functional and adaptive significance of cellular inclusions.   Cell theory.  The cell cycle.  Cell reproduction and introduction to cell culture.  Cytology of diseased tissues.  Practicals on detailed structure of plant and animal cells, slide preparation for preservation and examination of cells and diseased tissue.

 

BOT 815 – Applied Cytogenetics (3 unit)

Evolution in changing environments; mutations, chromosome strategies and evolution.  Genetics of weeds and pests, evolutionary strategies in weeds and weedy behaviour, pest and pest behaviour, the weed-crop system.  Evolutionary implication for flora and fauna of the future.

 

BOT 816-ADVANCED MYCOLOGY(3 UNITS)

Morphology, reproduction, classification and nomenclature of fungi. Fungal     physiology, current methods of fungi taxonomy. Methods in determining nutritional requirements of fungi. Effects of environmental factors on growth and sporulation. Fungal enzymes production and assay. Role of fungi in industries and health.

 

BOT 817-FUNGI IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENT(3 UNITS)

Fungi in selected habitats such as decaying wood, leather, paint etc, lichen, fungi as inhabitants of aquatic environment. Exochthonous fungi. Phylloplane fungi. Psycophillic, thermophillic and xerophillic fungi.  Environmental mycology.

 

BOT 818-FUNGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED MYCOLOGY (3 UNITS)

Advanced methods in fungal propagation. Spore and tissue culture techniques. Economically important tropical micro and macro fungi. Yeast  mycorrhizal, higher and lower fungi, bioaccumulation assay methods in fungi. Current topics in fungal biology.

 

BOT 819-EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF PLANT DISEASES (3 UNITS)

Assessment of plant diseases losses, laboratory examination and herbarium preparation of diseased materials. Pathogens initiation of primary infection of plant diseases and epidemics in the field.  The interrelationships between insects, plants, microorganisms and the environment in relation to roles played by arthropods in the infection, transmission and perpetuation of plant diseases. Ecology of soil borne and foliar pathogens. Monitoring and forecasting of diseases. Nature, scope, techniques and theoretical basis of quantitative plant disease epidemiology. Principles of plant diseases development and plant diseases management by host plant resistance, Good Agricultural practices, chemicals, and bio-control.

 

BOT 820-DIAGNOSIS OF PLANT DISEASES AND THEIR CONTROL (3 UNITS)

Recognition and identification of plant diseases, their causes and development. Techniques employed in field diagnosis of plant disesases, histological and microbiological studies to verify initial field diagnosis, methods and materials used in plant disease control and the problems encountered in their application.e.g phytotoxicity. Integrated control concept in relation to single disease species and with complexes, case studies on practice and principles of disease management e.g use of botanicals and biointensive integrated pest management (principles and application).

 

BOT 821-ADVANCED PLANT PATHOLOGY (3 UNITS)

Principles and concepts of plant pathogenesis, plant disease epidemiology and basic mechanisms in physiological plant pathology; plant disease management at the level of the whole plants and in plant populations, impact and control of significant plant disease,  Integrated Pest Management, Organic Agriculture and biotechnology as key issues in plant disease research.

 

BOT 822-PHYSIOLOGY OF PARASITISM AND PLANT PATHOGENESIS (3 UNITS)

Pre and post penetration interactions of the host and pathogen. Assaying of phytotoxins, phyto-alexins,cellwall degrading enzymes and growth substances produced during pathogenesis. Mechanisms of host defences and host parasite interactions: theoretical aspects of pathogenesis, virulence in disease interactions and symbiotic compatibility in mutualism.

 

BOT 823-POSTHARVEST PATHOLOGY (3 UNITS)

Microbial deterioration of stored product, diseases of food crops immediately after harvest and during storage, their identification, control and significance to human and animal health

 

BOT 824 – Herbarium Techniques (3 Units)

Collection and preparation of herbarium specimens; specimen collections; plant pressing preparation of microscope slides; presentation of data; literature mapping; tabulation; symbolic and graphical methods, Identification: Keys, Comparison with named material, nomenclature.

 

BOT 825 – Experimental Plant Anatomy (3 Units)

Experimental methods in plant anatomy, microtomy; ultramicrotomy and cryo ultramicrotomy; sectioning procedure, sectioning problems, collection of sections, measurement of sections.  Photomicroscopy: Light and Electron microscopes (SEM and TEM).  Slide Bank.  Data presentation and analaysis.

 

BOT 826 – Developmental Plant Anatomy (3 Units)

Meristems, its origin and roles in plant growth and development.  Embryology, Ontogeny, Anatomy, Phylogeny and Evolution.

 

BOT 827 – Advanced Techniques in Plant Taxonomy (3 Units)

Experimental taxonomy, Cytological techniques and interpretation of data:  Hybridization techniques.  Numerical taxonomy, OTU’s measurements of resemblance, Cluster Analysis, Chemical taxonomy and serology.

 


BOT 829 – Ecosystems (3 Units)

Study of tropical ecosystems with emphasis on communities, mineral cycling and primary production; Strategies for management of natural and man-made ecosystems and sustainability; natural resource ecosystem and its developments; renewable and non-renewable resources.

 

Zoology Courses

ZOO 801 – Animal Association (3 Units)

Heterospecific associations among animals (Symbiology).  Types of parasitism, parasites and their hosts.  The effects of parasitism on the parasite and host.  Host specificity.  The species problem and the evolution of parasitism in the animal kingdom.

 

ZOO 802 – Transmission of Tropical Parasites (3 Units)

Patterns of transmission of parasites in the tropics.  The role of vectors in disease transmission.  The role of the behaviour of parasitic organisms and their hosts in disease transmission.

 

ZOO 803 – Principle of Epidemiology (3 Units)

Introduction to epidemiology, basic measurements in epidemiology, observation used in epidemiology. Basic methods of study (Descriptive, cross-sectional, case-control, experimental) Statistical analysis.

 

ZOO 804 – Diseases Caused by Protozoa (3 Units)

Parasitic diseases caused by Protozoa and transmitted by insects, aetiology, epidemiology and control.  Global situation of malaria and typanosomiasis.  Parasitic diseases cause by protozoa and transmitted by tick and mites, aetiology, epidemiology and contract.  Protozoa transmitted by resistant cysts.  Field techniques of diagnosis.

 

ZOO 805- Diseases Caused by Helminths (3 Units)

Aetiology, epidemiology and methods of control of diseases of man, animals and plants caused by Nematodes, Cestodes and Trematodes, Epidemiological models of important helminths infections such as fascioliasis, ancylostomiasis and taeniasis, field techniques of diagnosis.

 


ZOO 806 – Physiology and Biochemistry of Parasites (3 Units)

Bioenergetics, purine and pyrimidine biosynthesis, amino acid metabolism and membrane biology parasitic protozoa and helminths.  Nutritional requirements of parasites.  Sub-cellular organization of metabolic pathways.  Cultivation of parasites in vitro.

 

ZOO 807 – Techniques in Animal Physiology (3 Units)

Methods and objectives of photometric analysis: Reduction and oxidation, usual comparison, Instrumental techniques, Spectrophotometer, colour and absorption spectra, nephelometry and turbidimetry, Spectrophotometry: Absorption laws, absorption of light by coloured solution (Beer’s law), optical density of solutions, relationship between light absorption and concentration, deviations from Beer’s law, Instrumental Deviation, Deviations due to the nature of the sample, Spectrophotometers. The Preparation of Enzyme Extracts: Gut tissue, Tissue homogenates, Dialysis, Analysis of Protein: Estimation of extractable proteins in the different gut regions of animals.  Separation of protein by chromatography, Different types of matrices that are commercially available. Partition, affinity, Gel, ion-exchange and absorption chromatography. Electrophoresis: amino acids proteins. Cathode Ray Oscilloscope: Various modes of oscilloscope, Calibration and use of the oscilloscope. Management of Rats and Mice in the Laboratory

 

ZOO 808 – Animal Hormones (3 Units)

Endocrine glands: Endocrine activity, Histological method and limitations. Hormones – definition and history of hormonal studies, Classification of invertebrate and vertebrate hormones, Regulation of hormones production and action, Stimulus – receptor coupling.  Hormone receptors, Mediators of hormonal effectors/concept of secondary messengers. Hormones in metabolism growth and reproductions.  Reproduction and morphogenesis. The hypothalamus – pituitary – gonadal axis. Production of hormones and the activities of the ovary and the testicles. Reproduction Cyclicity – Ovarian cycles, seasonal cycles, Pregnancy, Progesterone – binding proteins. Hormones and Colour Change: Physiological and morphological colour change. Hormone Assay: Cytochemical bioassays. Dose – response relationships. Hormones and energy metabolism. Hormonal mechanisms during exercise

 

ZOO 809 – Physiology of digestion (3 Units)

The variety of alimentary systems, Introduction and the evolution of the alimentary systems. Animal Feeding Mechanisms: mechanisms for dealing with small particles, mechanisms for dealing with large particles of masses, mechanisms for taking in fluids or soft tissues, mechanisms for absorbing food through the general body surface. Alimentary System: the receiving portion of the alimentary system, the conducting and storage region of the documentary system, the digestive regions of the alimentary system, Intestinal Symbionts, The region of water absorption and faces formations. Gut Motility: Introduction/General structure of alimentary tract, Nervous system of the gut-main divisions, the reflex action, sympathetic system parasympathetic system, visceral afferent innervations. Structure and electrophysiology of smooth muscle: Oesophagus – Swallowing and control, Stomach Monogastric/Digastric, movements and control, Small intestine: movement and control, Large intestine and rectum: movements and defecation. Enzyme: factor affecting enzyme activity, Determination of V and Km and their significance, Irreversible and reversible inhibitors, the pancreas and bile:  Secretion and Control.

 

ZOO 810 – Physiology of Excitable Tissues (3 Units)

Neural Organisation in invertebrate and vertebrates: Nervous  tissue, Organisation, History and physiology, Central and Peripheral nerves, Brain and the Cranial nerves, Sensory and Special senses, The propagation and transmission of nerve impulses, Disorders:  Homeostatic imbalances. Nervous integration and neural control of muscle function. The mechanics and biochemical basis of muscle contraction. Muscle tissues: types, characteristics and function. Physiology: energy and all or none principle. The comparative physiology of muscle, cilia and flagella

 

ZOO 811 – Physiology and Environment (3 Units)

Types of environment, environmental factors and effect on organisms, physiological adaptation of animals to their environment. Responses of animals to polluted environment.   Food selection and feed behaviour.  Dormancy and migration. Migration: Introduction/migration in different animals. Causes, stimulation and mode of migration. Advantages and physiology of migration. Biological Rhythms. Pollution: Air and water pollution – Pollutants and their sources. Effects of man, plants and materials. Techniques for combating pollution. Greenhouse effect, Stress management

 

ZOO 812 – Insect Physiology and Biochemistry (3 Units)

Energy Metabolism: Supply of oxygen to tissues, ventilation during rest and flight. Respiration in aquatic insects. Pathways for the utilization of fuels in insect flight muscle. Oxidation of carbohydrate, protein and fatty acid. Maintenance of the metabolic fuel supply. Transporting Tissues: Epithelial function, the gut – Nutrition, digestion, absorption and the salivary gland. Excretory system:  Malpighian tubule functioning and structural organisation, the hindgut and rectum, Cryptonephridial system. Water balance – terrestrial insects, aquatic insets. Cuticle – Permeability and absorption of water vapour. Growth and development: growth and morphogenesis. Endocrine control of development. Adult growth and development. Hormonal control of diapause, insect growth regulators. Nervous and Sensory Systems: Nerve cells, organization and functioning, Synaptic transmission, Integration, Neurosecretion, Insecticides. Muscle and Movement: Muscle structure, innervation and the muscle-nerve synapse. Muscle functioning, muscle and locomotion. Behaviour: Neural basis of behaviour. Circulation rhythms in behaviour, Hormones and behaviour, learning, pheromones. Social behaviour and orientation behavior. Interactions with the Environment: Problem of small size, Temperature effects. Migration, circulation rhythms, photoperiodism and diapause. Insect as a medium for the study of physiology

ZOO 814 – Physiology of Reproduction and Excretion (3 Units)

Evolution of reproduction, excretory and urogenital systems and the attendant modifications in activities. Structure, function and development of the male and female reproductive systems in animals. Mechanisms of reproductive survival in distress time. Structure and physiology of excretory system in different animal’s fluid, electrolyte and Acid-base Dynamics. Basic mechanisms involved in the elimination of nitrogenous materials and the regulation of acid-base balance. Water balance and Excretion: water in the environment, water loss – evaporation, integumentary water loss, respiratory water loss, water loss by excretion and ionic regulation. Relationship between reproductive and excretory system in animals.

 

ZOO 816 – Respiratory and circulatory Physiology (3 Units)

Structure, function and ventilation of respiratory surfaces Gas exchange: Physical properties of oxygen and carbon dioxide in water and air. Factor affecting diffusion of gases. Oxygen diffusion and solubility. Limitations of diffusion – strategies available to overcome. Properties of air and water as respiratory environments. Respiratory organs in animals and how they function. Respiratory physiology in unusual environments. Detailed studies of circulation in animals: Circulatory structures, Blood and tissues fluids – composition and activities, Malformation and malfunctioning of circulatory system. Blood typing, the lymphatic system and immunity. Relationship between circulation and respiration in animals.

 

ZOO 821 – Insect Taxonomy (3 Units)

Principles of insect classification. Introduction to the characters used in identification of insects at various taxonomic levels. Techniques for collection and preservation of insects. Advances biosystematics. Numerical taxonomy, taxonomy literature

 

ZOO 822 – Biology of non-insect arthropods (3 Units)

Biology of terrestrial non insect arthropods in tropical Africa: Spiders, ticks, mites, scorpions, centipede, millipede. Classification and economic importance of non-insect arthropods

 

ZOO 823 – Insect Ecology (4 Units)

The effect of environmental factors on insects: temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind, other abiotic factors. Competition: intra specific competition, inter specific competition, animal association found in insects. Population ecology of insects: insect population dynamics, use of life tables in population models. Factors affecting insect distribution. Causes of population ecology to insect pest management.


ZOO 824 – Principles and methods of insect pest management (3 units)

Insect pest problem. Ecological background to insect pest control, methods of control, integrated control concept in relation to single insect pest species, current problems in pest management, case studies on practice and principle of pest management in the tropic. Systems analysis and economic of pest management.

 

ZOO 825 – Aquatic Entomology (3 Units)

The aquatic environment as a living medium for insects. Habitat selection, adaptations of aquatic insects. Life cycles of selected aquatic insects. Production turnover. Aquatic insects as indexes of pollution.

 

ZOO 826 – Insect Vectors (3 Units)

Concept of insect vectors. Types of insect vectors. The habitats of insect vectors, habits of insect vectors. Life cycles of selected insect vectors. Behaviour of insect vectors in the transmission and control of diseases. Control of insect vectors: biological control, chemical control, ecological control. Economic importance of insect vectors

 

ZOO 827 – Principles of Stored products Entomology (3 Units)

Insects in stored products, damage done by insects to stored products, damage assessment methods in stored products. The biology of stored products insects. Factors influencing populations of stored products insects. Several techniques for screening stored products for infestation. Methods of controlling stored product pests.

 

ZOO 828 – Biology of selected insect groups (3 Units)

Taxonomy and morphogenesis, habitats, dispersal and population changes. Food plants and feeding behaviour, utilisation of food and general metabolism. Circadian and other rhythms, locomotor activity flight. Sensory perception, sound production. Reproduction: embryonic and post embryonic development. Economic importance of grasshoppers especially in the tropics. Biological and chemical control of insects.

 

ZOO 898: Seminar (Current Topics)

A critical review of current literature in ecology and environmental biology highlighting national and        international trends.

 

ZOO 799: Research Project

Project/dissertation is conducted in any area of Animal ecology and environmental biology

 

5.2.14    General Graduation Requirements

 

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma

a.            Course Work:

Each student shall register a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 16 course units per semester subject to the approval of Senate on the recommendation of the Postgraduate School. For part-time students, a candidate shall be expected to register for a minimum of 6 units and a maximum of 10 units per semester. A minimum of 24 course units is required for graduation. Course work shall normally consist of compulsory and elective courses.

 

b.            Seminar:

Each student shall present at least a Seminar.

 

c.             Research Study and Thesis presentation:

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the approved guided study to be eligible for the oral open defense as determined by the Supervisor.

 

d.            Thesis Defense

Each student shall openly defend his/her research thesis before a panel of appropriately constituted examiners.

 

(B)          Master’s Programme

a.            Course Work:

Full time students shall register for a minimum of 12 units and a maximum of 20 per semester in the first year. Part-time students shall be expected to register for a minimum of 6 course units and a maximum of 10 course units per semester. A minimum of 30 course units is required for graduation (excluding credit units for seminar and research). Course work shall consist of compulsory University and College courses, core departmental courses and electives. The core and electives courses to be offered by each student shall be dependent on the field of study as well as specific research area.

 

b.            Seminar:

Each student shall present at least 2 Seminars, a pre-data and a post-data presentation.

 

c.             Research Study and Thesis presentation:

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the approved guided study to be eligible for the oral open defense. The student’s Supervisory Committee shall determine if the student has satisfy all aspect of his/her approved guided study before he/she can be presented for oral open defense.

 

d.            Thesis Defense

Each student shall openly defend his/her research thesis before a panel of appropriately constituted examiners.

 

(C)          Doctor of Philosophy Degree

a.            Course Work:

Candidates for the PhD degree shall normally be expected to register only for their Research Seminar and Theses. However a candidate may, if considered necessary, be required to register for an approved combination of courses on the recommendation of the Departmental Postgraduate Board. Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all relevant course work at the Master’s level as specified by the Departmental Postgraduate Board with the advice of the student’s Supervisory Committee. Candidates with Master’s degree other than the field of their proposed PhD would be required to undertake and pass all relevant course work at the Master’s level and take a conversion examination before the commencement of the PhD research.

 

b.            Seminar:

Each student shall present at least 2 Seminars, a pre-data and a post-data presentation.

 

c.             Research Study and Thesis presentation:

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the approved guided study to be eligible for the oral open defense. The student’s Supervisory Committee shall determine if the student has satisfy all aspect of his/her approved guided study before he/she can be presented for oral open defense.

 

d.            Thesis Defense

Each student shall openly defend his/her research thesis before a panel of appropriately constituted examiners.

 


(D)          Postgraduate Research Benchmark

 

Master’s Programmes:

1.            Minimum duration of bench/field work shall be 6 months

2.            Research study should have a minimum of 3 clear objectives

3.            Research work should include a field/clinical and laboratory components

4.            Research work must have the potentials of generating at least one journal publication

 

Doctorate Programmes:

1.            Minimum duration of bench/field work shall be 12 months

2.            Research study should have a minimum of 5 clear objectives

3.            Research work should include a field/clinical and laboratory components

4.            Research shall employ at least one modern laboratory or field technique in the field of study.

5.            Research must have potential of generating at least 2 journal publications.

 

5.2.15    Staff List

(A)          List of Postgraduate Lecturers

 

Name

Rank

Degrees/University where obtained

Specialization

Kadiri, M

Professor

B.Sc.(Kano), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Ibadan)

Plant Physiology

Agboola, O.A.

Professor

B.Sc.(Nigeria), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Ilorin)

Plant Physiology

Ayodele, M.S.

Professor

B.Sc.(Ibadan), M.Sc.(Ilorin), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Ibadan)

Cytogenetics/Systematics

Idowu. A.B.

Professor

B.Sc.(Ado-Ekiti), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Ibadan)

Animal Physiology

Ekpo, U.F.O.

Reader

B.Sc.(Calabar), M.Sc.(Ibadan), Ph.D (FUNAAB)

Parasitology/Epidemiology

Sam-Wobo, S.O.

Reader

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(FUNAAB)

Parasitology

Oke, O.A.

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Ibadan)

Entomology

Idowu, O.A.

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc.(Ibadan), M.Sc.(Lagos), Ph.D. (FUNAAB)

Parasitology

Kehinde, I. A.

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Ibadan)

Plant Pathology

Ademolu, K.O.

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(FUNAAB)

Animal Physiology

Dedeke, G.A.

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc.(Ogun), M.Sc.(Ibadan), Ph.D (Ogun)

Animal Physiology/Ecology

Aladesida, A.A.

Lecturer II

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Ogun)

Animal Taxonomy/Ecology

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