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I am Agu, Kingsley Chukwuebuka, a Lecturer with Applied Microbiology and Brewing Department in Nnamdi Azikiwe University.Interest Includes: I have great strengths in Mycology, Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.
Books Published
1. Ojiagu, K.D., Odibo, F.J.C, Ojiagu, N.C., Agu, K.C., Okafor, A.C. (2018).
Biosorption of Hexavalent Chromium by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain ANSC: Equilibria Isothermic, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies. Bioengineering and Bioscience, 6(1): 1-10.

2. Agu, K. C.*, Nmecha, C.O., Nwaiwu, M.O., Ikedinma, J.C., Awah, N.S., Eneite,
H.C., Victor-Aduloju A.T., Umeoduagu N., Onwuatuegwu, J.T.C. (2017). Isolation and Characterization of Halotolerant Bacteria from Ezzu River Amansea, Awka, Anambra State. Bioengineering and Bioscience, 5 (4): 86-90.

3. Okigbo, R.N. Enweremadu, C.E. Agu, K.C*., Irondi, R.C., Okeke, B.C., Awah,
N.S., Anaukwu, C.G., Okafor, I.O., Ezenwa, C.U., Iloanusi, A.C. (2015). Control of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata) rot pathogen using peel extract of water yam (Dioscorea alata). Advances in Applied Science Research, 6 (10); 7-13.

4. Agu, K.C.*, Bassey, E.E., Iloanusi, C.A., Awah, N.S., Okeke, B.C., Anaukwu,
C.G., Ezenwa, C.U., Orji, M.U. and Okafor, A.C. (2015). Isolation and Characterization of Microorganisms from Oil Polluted Soil in Kwata, Awka South, Nigeria. American Journal of Current Microbiology, 3: 46-59.

5. Ogbo, F.C*. and Agu, K.C. (2015). Evaluation of a new method for testing the
pathogenicity of molds to yam tubers. Edorium Journal of Microbiology, 1: 9–17

6. Agu, K.C*., Okafor, F.C., Amadi, O.C., Mbachu A.E., Awah N.S. and Odili, L.C.
(2014). Production of Mannanase Enzyme Using Aspergillus spp. Isolated from Decaying Palm Press Cake. Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences, 2 (12A): 863-870.

7. Orji, M.U., Ezenekwe, F.N., Odibo, F.J.C., Agu, K.C*. and Mbachu, A.E. (2014).
Utilization of Used Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) Recharge Cards for Cellulase Production by Penicillium Species and Aspergillus Species. American Journal of Life Science Researches, 2 (4): 548-556.

8. Mbachu, A.E., Onochie, C.C., Agu, K.C*., Okafor, O.I. and Awah, N.S. (2014).
Hydrocarbon Degrading Potentials of Indigenous Bacteria Isolated from Auto-Mechanic Workshops at Mgbuka-Nkpor, Nigeria, Journal of Global Biosciences, 3 (1): 321-326

9.Ogbo, F.C. and Agu K.C. (2013). Proximate Composition, Physiological
Changes during Storage, and Shelf Life of Some Nigerian Varieties of Yams (Dioscorea species). Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 3 (4): 553-562.

10. Ogbo, F.C. and Agu K.C. (2013). Role of Fungal Rots in Post-harvest Storage
Losses in Some Nigerian Varieties of Dioscorea Species. British Microbiology Research Journal, 4 (3): 343-350

Publications
1. Ojiagu, K.D., Odibo, F.J.C, Ojiagu, N.C., Agu, K.C., Okafor, A.C. (2018).
Biosorption of Hexavalent Chromium by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain ANSC: Equilibria Isothermic, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies. Bioengineering and Bioscience, 6(1): 1-10.

2. Agu, K. C.*, Nmecha, C.O., Nwaiwu, M.O., Ikedinma, J.C., Awah, N.S., Eneite,
H.C., Victor-Aduloju A.T., Umeoduagu N., Onwuatuegwu, J.T.C. (2017). Isolation and Characterization of Halotolerant Bacteria from Ezzu River Amansea, Awka, Anambra State. Bioengineering and Bioscience, 5 (4): 86-90.

3. Awah, N.S., Agu, K.C.*, Ikedinma, J.C., Uzoechi, A.N., Eneite, H.C., Victor-
Aduloju A.T., Umeoduagu, N.D., Onwuatuegwu, J.T.C., Ilikannu S.O. (2017). Antibacterial Activities of the Aqueous and Ethanolic Extracts of the Male and Female Carica papaya Leaves on Some Pathogenic Bacteria. Bioengineering and Bioscience, 5(2): 25-29.

4. Awah, N.S.,*, Agu, K.C., Okorie, C.C., Okeke, C.B., Iloanusi, C.A., Irondi, C.R.,
Udemezue, O.I., Kyrian-Ogbonna, A.E., Anaukwu, C. G., Eneite, H. C., Ifediegwu M.C., Umeoduagu, N.D., Abah, N.H., Ekong, U.S. (2016). In-vitro Assessment of the Antibacterial Quality of Some Commonly Used Herbal and Non-herbal Toothpastes on Streptococcus mutans. Open Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine, 4(2): 21-25. DOI: 10.13189/ojdom.2016.040201

5. Okafor, U.C*., Orji, M.U., Agu, K.C., Awah, N.S., Okeke, B.C., Okafor, O.I. and
Okoro N.C.N. (2016). Bioremediation of Crude Oil-polluted Soil Using Broiler-Chicken Droppings. Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 4, (4): 75-84, DOI:10.12691/jaem-4-4-2

6. Awah, N.S.*, Agu, K.C., Muokwe, J., Irondi, C., Okeke, C.B., Anaukwu, C.G.,
Archibong, E.J., Iloanusi, C.A., Ngenegbo, U. and Umeoduagu, N. (2016). Microbial Assessment of Yoghurts Sold in Amawbia, Nigeria. Universal Journal of Microbiology Research, 4 (2): 55-58.

7. Adindu, C.S., Odili, L.C., Nwagu, E.E., Agu, K.C.*, Awah, N.S., Okeke, B.C. and Orjionwe, R.N. (2016). Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Screening
of Cola gigantea Leaves, Stem and Bark. Universal Journal of Microbiology Research 4 (2): 49-54

8. Anaukwu, C.G*., Ezemba, C.C., Anakwenze, V.N., Agu, K.C., Okeke, B.C.,
Awah N.S., Ekwealor, I.A. (2016). Effect of biosurfactant produced by Citrobacter murliniae AF025369 and a synthetic surfactant on degradation of crude oil. Edorium Journal of Microbiology, 2: 1–6

9. Okafor, U.C., Orji, M.U., Nwankwegu, A.S. Anaukwu, C.G., Onuorah, S.C.,
Archibong, E.J., Obika, I.E. and Agu, K.C. (2016). Effect of Chicken droppings amendment on bioremediation of crude oil polluted soil. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 6 (4): 62-68.

10. Anaukwu, C.G.*, Ezemba, C.C., Anakwenze, V.N., Agu, K.C., Amechi, S.N.,
Okeke, B.C., Awah, N.S. (2016). Influence Of Anionic, Cationic And Non-Ionic Surfactants on Growth of Hydrocarbon Utilizing Bacteria. American Journal of Current Microbiology, 4:10-16.

11. Okeke, B.C., Agu, K.C*., Uba, P.O., Awah, N.S., Anaukwu, C.G., Archibong,
E.J., Uwanta, L.I., Ezeneche, J.N Ezenwa, C.U. and Orji, M.U. (2015). Wine Production from Mixed Fruits (Pineapple and Watermelon) Using High Alcohol Tolerant Yeast Isolated from Palm Wine. Universal Journal of Microbiology Research, 3 (4): 41-45.

12. Agu, K.C*., Nweke, G.U., Awah, N.S., Okeke, B.C., Mgbemena, I.C.C., Okigbo,
R.N. and Ngenegbo U.C. (2015). Fungi Associated with the Post-Harvest Loss of Sweet Potato. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences, (3) 9: 32-37.

13. Anaukwu, C.G., Nwangwu, F.C., Okafor, I.O., Ezemba, C.C. Orji, C.C., Agu,
K.C. and Archibong, J.E. (2015). Microbiological Analysis of Burukutu beverage produced in southern part of Nigeria. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 5(8):18-22

14. Anaukwu, C.G., Ugwuoke, G.O., Ekwealor, I.A., Okafor, O.C. and Agu, K.C.
(2015). Preliminary Study of Bacterial Isolates from Indigenous Ready – To – Eat Salad Vegetables. American Journal of Life Science Researches, (3) 4: 282-286

15. Okigbo, R.N. Enweremadu, C.E. Agu, K.C*., Irondi, R.C., Okeke, B.C., Awah,
N.S., Anaukwu, C.G., Okafor, I.O., Ezenwa, C.U., Iloanusi, A.C. (2015). Control of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata) rot pathogen using peel extract of water yam (Dioscorea alata). Advances in Applied Science Research, 6 (10); 7-13.

16. Ifediegwu, M.C., Agu, K.C*., Awah, N.S., Mbachu, A.E., Okeke, C.B.,Anaukwu,
C.G., Uba, P.O., Ngenegbo, U.C., Nwankwo, C.M. (2015). Isolation, Growth and Identification of Chlorpyrifos Degrading Bacteria from Agricultural Soil in Anambra State, Nigeria. Universal Journal of Microbiology Research 3 (4): 46-52

17. Chidi-Onuorah, L.C*., Onunkwo, A.U., Agu, K.C., Ogbue, M., Kyrian-Ogbonna,
E.A., Awah, N.S., Okeke, C.B. and Nweke, G.U.(2015). Optimization of Reaction Time for the Assay of Protease Activity in a Local Strain of Aspergillus niger. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences, 3 (9): 1-5.

18. Agu, K.C.*, Bassey, E.E., Iloanusi, C.A., Awah, N.S., Okeke, B.C., Anaukwu,
C.G., Ezenwa, C.U., Orji, M.U. and Okafor, A.C. (2015). Isolation and Characterization of Microorganisms from Oil Polluted Soil in Kwata, Awka South, Nigeria. American Journal of Current Microbiology, 3: 46-59.

19. Ogbo, F.C*. and Agu, K.C. (2015). Evaluation of a new method for testing the
pathogenicity of molds to yam tubers. Edorium Journal of Microbiology, 1: 9–17

20. Agu, K.C*., Awah, N. S., Sampson, P. G., Ikele, M. O., Mbachu, A. E., Ojiagu,
K. D., Okeke, C. B., Okoro, N. C. N. and Okafor, O. I. (2014). Identification and Pathogenicity of Rot-Causing Fungal Pathogens Associated with Xanthosoma sagittifolium Spoilage in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research, 2 (6): 2319-1473.

21. Agu, K.C*., Okafor, F.C., Amadi, O.C., Mbachu A.E., Awah N.S. and Odili, L.C.
(2014). Production of Mannanase Enzyme Using Aspergillus spp. Isolated from Decaying Palm Press Cake. Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences, 2 (12A): 863-870.

22. Agu, K.C*., Archibong, E. J., Anekwe, D.C, Ago, C.A., Okafor, A.C. and Awah,
N.S. (2014). Assessment of Bacteria Present in Yoghurt Sold on Awka Metropolis. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences, 2 (6D): 3071-3075.

23. Agu, K.C*., Orji, M.U., Onuorah, S.C., Egurefa, S.O., Anaukwu, C.G., Okafor,
U.C., Awah, N.S., Okafor, O.I., Mbachu, A.E. and Anyaegbunam, B.C. (2014). Comparative Bacteriological Analysis of Ready-to-Eat Vegetables Salad Sold by Various Food Vendors in Awka. American Journal of Life Science Researches, 2 (4): 458-465.



24. Orji, M.U., Ezenekwe, F.N., Odibo, F.J.C., Agu, K.C*. and Mbachu, A.E. (2014).
Utilization of Used Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) Recharge Cards for Cellulase Production by Penicillium Species and Aspergillus Species. American Journal of Life Science Researches, 2 (4): 548-556.

25. Mbachu, A.E., Onochie, C.C., Agu, K.C*., Okafor, O.I. and Awah, N.S. (2014).
Hydrocarbon Degrading Potentials of Indigenous Bacteria Isolated from Auto-Mechanic Workshops at Mgbuka-Nkpor, Nigeria, Journal of Global Biosciences, 3 (1): 321-326

26. Mbachu A.E., Etok , C.A., Agu, K.C*., Okafor, O.I., Awah, N.S., Chidi-
Onuorah, L.C., Ekwueme, V.C., Okpala, J., Ogbue, M.O. and Ikele, M.O. (2014). Microbial Quality of Kunu Drink sold in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Global Biosciences, 3 (2): 511-515.

27. Agu, K.C*., Ogbue, M.O. Abuchi, H.U., Onunkwo, A.U., Chidi-Onuorah, L.C.
and Awah, N.S. (2014). Lipase Production by Fungal Isolates from Palm Oil-Contaminated Soil in Awka Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences, 2 (6): 386-390.

28. Agu, K.C*., Orji, M.U., Onuorah, S.C., Egurefa, S.O., Anaukwu, C.G., Okafor,
U.C., Awah, N.S., Okafor, O.I., Mbachu, A.E. and Anyaegbunam, B.C. (2014). Influence of Solid Waste Dumps Leachate on Bacteriological and Heavy Metals Contamination of Ground Water in Awka. American Journal of Life Science Researches, 2 (4): 450-457.

29. Agu, K.C*., Igweoha, C.A. and Umeh, C.N. (2013) Antimicrobial Activity of the
Ethanolic and Petroleum Ether Extracts of Tangerine Seeds on Selected Bacteria. International Journal of Agriculture and Bioscience. 2 (1): 22- 24

30. Agu, K.C*., Ukponmwan, I.O., Orji, M.U., Awah, N.S., Anaso, C.I. and
Udemezue, O.I. (2013). Prevalence of Pathogenic Bacteria in Smoked Fish sold in Major Retail Markets in Benin, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 1 (1): 1- 4.

31. Ogbo, F.C. and Agu K.C. (2013). Proximate Composition, Physiological
Changes during Storage, and Shelf Life of Some Nigerian Varieties of Yams (Dioscorea species). Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 3 (4): 553-562.

32. Ogbo, F.C. and Agu K.C. (2013). Role of Fungal Rots in Post-harvest Storage
Losses in Some Nigerian Varieties of Dioscorea Species. British Microbiology Research Journal, 4 (3): 343-350


33. Okpalla J., Ubajekwe, C.C., Agu, K.C.and Iheukwumere, I. (2012). Biochemical
Changes of Melon Seeds (Citrillus vulgaris) Fermented by pure cultures of Bacillus licheniformis. International Journal of Agriculture and Bioscience. 1 (1): 42- 45.

34. Awah, N. S., Onuorah, S. O., Amadi, O. M., Agu, K. C. and Anaso, C. I. (2011).
Fungal Assessment of Sorghum Steep Liquors. African Journal of Science, 12 (1) 2737- 2743.

35. Agu, K.C*., Awah, N.S., Onuourah, S.C., Anaso, C.I. and Anonu, C.O. (2011).
Mycological Studies of Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) Flour. Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology 18 (3): 10375- 10383.