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Abiala Moses Akindele Dr., Department of Biological Sciences

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

Plant - Microbe Interaction


Applied / Environmental Microbiology (with specialization in Plant - Microbe Interaction)

Academic Credentials

B. Sc (2002), M. Sc (2008), PhD (2013)

Professional Association

International Association of Research Scholars • Member, International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) • Member, Nigeria Organic Agriculture Network (NOAN) • Member, West African Research Association (WARA) • Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) – Global Outreach


1 1. Dubey, A. A., Ravi, K., Mukherjee, A., Sahoo, L., Abiala, M. A., Dhami, N. K. 2021. Biocementation mediated by stimulated ureolytic microbes from Brahmaputra riverbank for mitigation of soil erosion. Scientific Reports (Preprint). DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-235959/v1.
2 Abiala, M. A., Oleru, K., Balogun, T., Saharia, M., Opere, B., & Sahoo, L. 2020. Soil borne Fusarium solani exhibited pathogenic effect on tomato cultivars in Nigeria. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2020.1824338.
3 Abiala, M. A., A. O. Akanmu, A. C. Oribhaboise and T. Aroge. 2020. Combined Effects of Ocimum gratissimum and Soilborne Phytopathogenic Fungi on Seedling Growth of Quality Protein Maize. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology. 23(3): 25-32, 2020; Article no.JABB.55358
4 Akanmu, A. O., Sobowale, A. A., Abiala, M. A., Olawuyi, J. O, Odebode, A. C. 2020. Efficacy of biochar in the management of Fusarium verticillioides Sacc. Causing ear rot in Zea mays L. Biotechnology Reports, 26: 1-12
5 Abiala, M. A. 2019. Bioprospecting neglected botanicals as phyto-fertilizers for underutilized food crops. Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 64, No. 4, 2019 Pages 425-43
6 Alabi, O. S., Koleoso, O. B., Abiala, M. A. 2019. Antimicrobial screening and GC-MS analysis of bioactive compounds from strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from poultry fecal littered soil in Ibadan, Nigeria. Nig. J. Pure & Appl. Sci. Vol. 32 (Issue 1, 2019)
7 Aroge, T., Akanmu, A. O., Abiala, M. A., and Odebode, J. A. (2019). Pathogenicity and in vitro extracts inhibition of fungi causing severe leaf blight in Thaumatoccocus danielli (Benn.) Bent. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2019.1572055
8 Abiala, M. A, Abdelrahman M, Burritt DJ, Tran L ‐SP. 2018. Salt stress tolerance mechanisms and potential applications of legumes for sustainable reclamation of salt‐degraded soils. Land Degradation and Development. 2018; 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3095
9 Opere B., Abiala M. A., Dosumu A. 2018. Cellulolytic soil bacteria exhibited tolerance to heavy metals. Inter. Journal of Microbiological Research. 9 (1): 7-15. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.ijmr.2018.07.15
10 Bolanle Opere, Abiala, M. A, Uchenna Bekee and Bamidele Iwalokun (2017). Potential Effects of Antibiotics on Selected Bacteria Isolated from Cow’s Rumen. Global Veterinaria 18 (3): 209-214. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.gv.2017.209.214.
11 B.O. Oyewole, O.J. Olawuyi, A.C. Odebode, M.A. Abiala. 2017. Influence of Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF) on drought tolerance and charcoal rot disease of cowpea. Biotechnology Reports, 14: 8–15. DOI: 10.1016/j.btre.2017.02.004
12 Abiala, M. A., A.O. Akanmu, B.O. Oyewole, J.A. Odebode, Odediran and A.C. Odebode. 2016. Utilization of Local Bio-Resources to Control Seed Borne Fungal Pathogens of Cochorus olitorius. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, 16 (9): 1583-1590, 2016. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2016.1583.1590.
13 Abiala, M. A, John Olayiwola, Oluwatoyin Babatunde, Olapeju Aiyelaagbe and Sunday Akinyemi. 2016. Evaluation of therapeutic potentials of plant extracts against poultry bacteria threatening public health. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 16:1-8. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-016-1399-z
14 Abiala, M. A, Fatima M.A & Adegboyega C.O. 2015. Antifungal effects of selected botanicals on fungal pathogens of watermelon fruit, Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 48:7, 569-577. DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2015.1075297
15 M. A. Abiala, A. C. Odebode, S. F. Hsu, and C.B. Blackwood. 2015. Phytobeneficial Properties of Bacteria Isolated from the Rhizosphere of Maize in Southwestern Nigerian Soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81: 4736 – 4743. 3. DOI:10.1128/AEM.00570-15
16 Adeyemo, J. O and Abiala M. A. 2015. Complete inhibition of Mycelial growth of Fungal pathogens of maize by botanicals. African Journal of Plant Science, 9 (3): 106 – 114. 3. DOI: 10.5897/AJPS2014.1252.
17 Abiala M. A and Adegboyega. C. Odebode. 2015. Rhizospheric Enterobacter enhanced maize seedling health and growth, Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25:4, 359-372, DOI: 10.1080/09583157.2014.981248
18 Abiala M. A, Oyelude Janet Omoyemi, Odebode Adegboyega Chris., Osaiyuwu Osamede Henry, Akanmu Akinlolu Olalekan. 2014. Combined effects of botanicals on mycelial growth of pathogenic fungi of maize - Zea mays L. Romanian Journal of Plant Protection, 7: 18 – 27.
19 Akanmu, A. O, Odebode, A. C, Abiala, M. A, Aiyelaagbe, O. O, Olaoluwa, O. O. 2014. Inhibition of Fusarium Pathogens in Millet by Extracts of Jatropha Curcas and Mangifera Indica. International Journal of Plant Biology and Research. 2 (1): 1007.
20 Akanmu, A. O, Olawuyi, O. J, Abiala, M. A, Yaya, O. S, Odebode, A. C. 2013. Interactive effects of some botanicals and Fusarium spp. on the growth of millet seedlings. Research in Plant Biology, 4 (1): 01-11.
21 Abiala, M. A., A. O. Akanmu, O. E. Onanuga and A. C. Odebode. 2013. Azadirachta indica Inhibited Phytopathogenic Fungi of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor. L. Moench). Advances in Biological Research, 7 (6): 241-247. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.abr.2013.7.6.75189
22 Ogunjobi, A. A and Abiala, M. A. 2013. Antimicrobial activity of Senna alata and Phyllanthus amarus. Global Journal of Pharmacology, 7(2):198–202. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.gjp.2013.7.2.74179.
23 K. Shehu, A. Abdullahi, M. A. Abiala and A. C. Odebode. 2013. In vitro Bioprospecting of Botanicals towards Inhibition of Microbial Pathogens of Rice (Oryza sativa L.). World Applied Sciences Journal, 22 (2): 227-232. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2013.22.02.25313
24 A. O. Akanmu, M. A. Abiala and A. C. Odebode. 2013. Pathogenic Effect of Soilborne Fusarium species on the growth of millet Seedlings. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 9 (1): 60-68, 2013. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wjas.2013.9.1.1721
25 Abiala, M. A., Odebode, A. C., Adeoye, G. O., Hsu, S and Blackwood, C. B. 2013. Soil Chemical Dynamics in Maize Field of Southwestern Nigeria. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 13 (2): 234-243. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2013.13.02.2745
26 Abiala, M. A, Popoola, O. O, Olawuyi, O. J, Oyelude, J. O, Akanmu, A. O, Killani, A. S, Osonubi, O and Odebode, A. C. 2013. Harnessing the Potentials of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) Fungi to Plant Growth – A Review. International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences and Technology, 14 (2): 61-79. ISSN 2229 - 6107
27 A.O. Akanmu, M. A. Abiala, A.M. Akanmu, A.D. Adedeji, P.M. Mudiaga and A.C. Odebode. 2013. Plant extracts abated pathogenic Fusarium species of millet seedlings. Archives of phytopathology and Plant protection, 46 (5): 503–626. DOI:10.1080/03235408.2013.763613.
28 Akanmu, A. O, Popoola, A. R., Adebare, G., Abiala, M. A., Odebode, A. C., Adeoye, G. O. 2012. Effectiveness of some plant extracts in the management of Tomato pith necrosis caused by Pseudomonas corrugata. International Journal of Organic Research & Development, 5: 127-140.
29 Abiala M. A, Ogunjobi A. A, Odebode, A. C, Ayodele M. A. 2011. Evaluation of plant extracts as an antagonists to Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet. Archives of phytopathology and Plant protection, 44 (17): 1711–1718. DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2010.522812
30 Killani A. S, Akintokun A. K, Abaidoo R. C and Abiala M. A. 2011. Antagonistic effects of indigenous Bacillus subtilis on root/soil-borne fungal pathogens of cowpea. Researcher, 3(3): 11-18.
31 Abiala M. A., Ezekiel C.N., Chukwura N.I. and Odebode A.C. 2011. Toxigenic Aspergillus section Flavi and aflatoxins in Dried Yam Chips in Oyo State, Nigeria. Academia Arena, 3(5): 42-49.
32 Dike K. S., Ezekiel C. N., Abiala M. A, Sanni A. I. 2010. Antagonistic activity of lactic acid bacteria against myco-deteriogens of agidi and fufu, two African fermented foods. International Journal of Biological Sciences, 2 (9): 52-59
33 Abiala M. A, Ogunjobi A. A, Odebode, A. C, Ayodele M. A. 2010. Microbial control of Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet a notable pathogen of Bananas and Plantains. Nature and Science, 8 (10): 299-305
34 Abiala M. A, Ogunjobi A. A, Odebode, A. C, Fagade O. E, Ayodele M. A. 2010. Biocontrol of mycelial growth of Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet with different antagonistic agents as biopesticides. International Journal of Biological Sciences, 2 (8): 101-10