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Omoanghe Samuel Isikhuemhen

Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College
College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Department
Natural Resources & Environ Design

Contact
Carver Hall 209
Education
B.S.Botany / University of Benin
M.S.Botany / University of Benin
Ph.D.General Microbiology / Institute of Microbiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Research Interests

Mushroom Biology and Fungal biotechnology; Truffle biology, domestication and cultivation or edible and medicinal mushrooms. Application of mushroom and mushroom products in animal and human health. Application of fungi in remediation of various environmental pollutants.

Recent Publications

  • Susanna Badalyan, Marine Gharibyan, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen (2008). (Antagonistic/Antifungal Activities of Medicinal Mushroom< i> Pleurotus tuberregium(Fr.) Singer (Agaricomycetideae) Against Selected Filamentous Fungi). (2) 10, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Vinaya Kelkar, Nona Mikiashvili (2009). (Application of solid waste from anaerobic digestion of poultry litter in Agrocybe aegerita cultivation: mushroom production, lignocellulolytic enzymes activity and substrate utilization). (3) 20, pp. 351–361 ). Biodegradation.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Vinaya Kelkar, N Mikiashvili (2009). (Application of solid waste from anaerobic digestion of poultry litter in Agrocybe aegerita cultivation: mushroom production, lignocellulolytic enzymes activity and substrate utilization.). (3) 20, pp. 351-61 ). Biodegradation.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Paul Stamets, Rytas Vilgalys (2005). (Biology, Food, Medicinal, and Biotechnological Applications of the Tropical Mushroom< i> Pleurotus tuberregium(Rumph.: Fr.) Singer). (3) 7, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • G Anoliefo, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, O Oghale (2003). (Bioremediation of crude oil polluted soil by the white rot fungus, Pleurotus tuberregium (Fr.) Sing.). (2) 10, pp. 108-12 ). Environmental science and pollution research international.
  • Geoffrey Anoliefo, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Okelezo Oghale (2003). (Bioremediation of crude oil polluted soil by the white rot fungus, Pleurotus tuberregium (Fr.) Sing.). (2) 10, pp. 108–112 ). Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
  • C Adenipekun, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen (2008). (Bioremediation of engine oil polluted soil by the tropical white rot fungus, Lentinus squarrosulus Mont. (Singer).). (12) 11, pp. 1634-7 ). Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS.
  • Clementina Adenipekun, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen (2008). (Bioremediation of engine oil polluted soil by the tropical white rot fungus, Lentinus squarrosulus Mont.(Singer).). (12) 11, pp. 1634–1637 ). Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS.
  • A Dede, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, F Okungbowa (2009). (Cell Morphology Variations and Budding Patterns in Candida Isolates). (2) 3, pp. 192-195 ). Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences.
  • S Hurley, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Radiah Minor, Elijah Ohimain, Willie Willis (2010). (Comparing the Feeding of Fungus Myceliated Grain with Other Anticoccidial Control Measures on Oocyst Excretion of Eimeria Challenged Broilers). (7) 9, pp. 648–651 ). International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • Felicia Anike, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Mansuru Yusif (2016). (Co-Substrating of Peanut Shells with Cornstalks Enhances Biodegradation by Pleurotus ostreatus). 7, pp. 327 ). Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, John Okhuoya, OJ Onyolu, Omorefosa Osemwegie (2002). (Cultivation of a Selected Sporophore-Only-Producing Strain of the Edible and Medicinal Mushroom,< i> Pleurotus tuberregium(Fr.) Singer (Agaricomycetideae) on Waste Paper and Plantain Peelings). (4) 4, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Frantisek Nerud, Rytas Vilgalys (2000). (Cultivation studies on wild and hybrid strains of Pleurotus tuberregium (Fr.) Sing. on wheat straw substrate). (5) 16, pp. 431–435 ). World journal of microbiology and biotechnology.
  • Hilary Inyang, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Humphrey Zebulun (2011). (Decontamination of anthracene-polluted soil through white rot fungus-induced biodegradation). (1) 31, pp. 11–19 ). The Environmentalist.
  • Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, K King, Radiah Minor, E Ohimain, W Wills (2010). (Effect of Dietary Fungus Myceliated Grain on Broiler Performance and Enteric Colonization with Bifidobacteria and Salmonella). (1) 9, pp. 48–52 ). International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • Felician Anike, S Hurley, Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, J Jackson, Radiah Minor, D Wall, Willie Willis (2012). (Effect of Different Mushrooms Fed to Eimeria-Challenged Broilers on Rearing Performance). (7) 11, pp. 433–437 ). International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • Clementina Adenipekun, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Rasheedat Lawal (2015). (Effect of growth supporting additives on the performance of Auricularia auricula on Mansonia altissima A. chev sawdust). (5) 22, pp. 2167-2173 ). International Food Research Journal.
  • Felicia Anike, V Hines, Steven Hurley, SL Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, J Jackson, EI Ohiman, Willie Willis (2013). (Effect of incubation time and level of fungus myceliated grain supplemented diet on the growth and health of broiler chickens). (4) 12, pp. 206 ). International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • Felicia Anike, V Hines, Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Willie Willis (2013). (Effect of Incubation Time and Level of Fungus Myceliated Grain Supplemented Diet on the Growth and Health of Broiler Chickens). (4) 12, pp. 206-211, ). International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • Felicia Anike, S Hurley, Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, J Jackson, D Wall, Willie Willis (2013). (Effect of Level and Type of Mushroom on Performance, Blood Parameters and Natural Coccidiosis Infection in Floor-Reared Broilers). 7, pp. 1-6 ). The Open Mycology Journal/Bentham.
  • S Hurley, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, EI Ohimain, Willie Willis (2011). (Effect of phase feeding supplemental fungus myceliated grain on oocyst excretion and performance of broiler chickens). (1) 10, pp. 1–3 ). International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • OS Isikhuemhen, JA Okhuoya, HA Tomo (2000). (Effect of soil factors on growth and yield during sporophore induction from sclerotia of Pleurotus tuberregium (Fr.) Sing.). (1) 3, pp. 3–7 ). International Journal of Mushroom Sciences.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, C Ivey (2005). (Effect of Substrate Composition and Heat Pretreatment on Vegetative Growth of< i> Agaricus brasiliensis S. Wasser et al. and< i> A. subrufescens Peck). (3) 7, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • E Akpaja, OS Isikhuemhen, EM Ogboe, JA Okhuoya, (1999). (Effect of substrate supplementation with nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium (NPK) fertilizer on sporophore yield in Pleurotus tuber-regium.). 12, pp. 9–21 ). Micologia Neotropical Aplicada.
  • Burcu Atli, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Mustafa Yamac, Zeki Yildiz (2014). (Enhanced production of lovastatin by Omphalotus olearius (DC.) Singer in solid state fermentation). (4) 5, pp. 247–251 ). Rev Iberoam Micol. .
  • GO Anoliefo, OS Isikhuemhen, NR Ochije (2003). (Environmental implications of the erosion of cultural taboo practices in Awka-South local government area of Anambra State, Nigeria: 1. forests, trees, and water resource preservation). (3) 16, pp. 281–296 ). Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Priscilla Mfombep, Zachary Senwo (2013). (Enzymatic activities and kinetic properties of β-glucosidase from selected white rot fungi). 3, pp. 198-207 ). Advances in Biological Chemistry.
  • Emmanuel Akpaja, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, John Okhuoya (2003). (Ethnomycology and usage of edible and medicinal mushrooms among the Igbo people of Nigeria). (3) 5, ). International Journal of medicinal mushrooms.
  • M Ahmedna, Ipek Goktepe, OS Isikhuemhen, R RAMSEUR (2003). (Evaluation of Anticarcinogenic Properties of an African mushroom In Vitro). ). 2003 IFT Annual Meeting-Chicago,.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Jessica Nakavuma, Mary Rwakaikara-Silver, Stephen Serunjogi (2005). (Evaluation of Growth and Yield of Indian Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quél. on Three Agricultural Wastes Supplemented with Cottonseed Hulls (CSH) in Uganda). (3) 7, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • I Eichlerová, OS Isikhuemhen, T James, F Nerud, I Stoychev, R Vilgalys (2002). (Genetic and physiological characterization of two ligninolytic enzymes in two geographically isolated strains of Pleurotus djamor). ).
  • SO Isikhuemhen, DS LeBauer (2004). (Growing Pleurotus tuberregium). 1, pp. 264–274 ). Mushworld Publication.
  • Gregory Bonito, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Rytas Vilgalys (2010). (Identification of fungi associated with municipal compost using DNA-based techniques). (3) 101, pp. 1021–1027 ). Bioresource technology.
  • Felicia Anike, Gloria Elemo, OMOANGHE ISIKHUEMHEN, Princewill Okorie, Nurudeen Olasupo (2017). (Incidence of enteric pathogens in ugba, a traditional fermented food from African oil bean seeds (Pentaclethra macrophylla)). (12) 4, pp. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40550-017-0057-7 ). International Journal of Food Contamination.
  • M Ahmedna, V Edwards, Ipek Goktepe, OS Isikhuemhen, B Milford, Jianmei Yu (2005). (Inhibitory activity of tiger milk mushroom on cancer cells). ). IFT annual meeting.
  • G Flachowsky, OS Isikhuemhen, K Loose, K Wagner, F Zadrazil (2001). (In sacco Degradability of Wheat Straw Residues after Growing of Lentinus tuberregium (Fr.) Fr.). (1) 20, pp. 33–40 ). Journal of Applied Animal Research.
  • Viviane Baeke, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen (2005). (< i> Pleurotus tuberregium(Rumph.: Fr.) Singer and the Wuli People of Northwest Cameroon: Indigenous Knowledge and Ethnomyolcogy). (3) 7, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • A Gooding, OS Isikhuemhen, NA Mikiashvili (2007). (Lignin, Cellulose, and Hemicellulose Degrading Enzyme Production by Selected Polypores Grown on Wheat Straw). (3/4) 9, pp. 242 ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Nona Mikiashvili, Elijah Ohimain (2011). (Lignin degradation, ligninolytic enzymes activities and exopolysaccharide production by Grifola frondosa strains cultivated on oak sawdust). (3) 42, pp. 1101–1108 ). Brazilian Journal of Microbiology.
  • Ingeborga Andersone, Bruno Andersons, Vladimir Elisashvili, Ilze Irbe, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Aza Kobakhidze, Nino Tsiklauri (2012). (Lignocellulolytic Enzyme Activity of New Corticoid and Poroid Basidiomycetes Isolated from Latvian Cultural Monuments). (1) 1, pp. 16-21 ). Journal of Waste Conversion, biotechnology and bioproducts.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Nona Mikiashvilli (2009). (Lignocellulolytic enzyme activity, substrate utilization, and mushroom yield by Pleurotus ostreatus cultivated on substrate containing anaerobic digester solids). (11) 36, pp. 1353–1362 ). Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Nona Mikiashvilli (2009). (Lignocellulolytic enzyme activity, substrate utilization, and mushroom yield by Pleurotus ostreatus cultivated on substrate containing anaerobic digester solids.). (11) 36, pp. 1353-62 ). Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Jean-Marc Moncalvo, Frantisek Nerud, Rytas Vilgalys (2000). (Mating compatibility and phylogeography in Pleurotus tuberregium). (06) 104, pp. 732–737 ). Mycological Research.
  • Maria Gargano, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Ulrike Lindequist, Leo van Griensven, Giuseppe Venturella, Solomon Wasser, Georgios Zervakis (Medicinal mushrooms: Valuable biological resources of high exploitation). ). Plant Biosystems.
  • M Ahmedna, OS Isikhuemhen, B MILFORD (2004). (Microbial quality of three exotic mushrooms packaged under modified atmosphere). ). 2004 IFT Annual Meeting, July 12-16-Las Vegas, NV.
  • Maryna Didukh, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Eviatar Nevo, Rytas Vilgalys, Solomon Wasser (2005). (Notes on Agaricus section Duploannulati using molecular and morphological data). (06) 109, pp. 729–740 ). Mycological research.
  • Maryna Didukh, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, E Nevo, R Vilgalys, S Wasser (2005). (Notes on Agaricus section Duploannulati using molecular and morphological data.). (Pt 6) 109, pp. 729-40 ). Mycological research.
  • Felicia Anike, Dietrich Blum, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen (2015). (Nutrient Requirements and Fermentation Conditions for Mycelia and Crude Exo-Polysaccharides Production by Lentinus squarrosulus). (6) 6, pp. 526-536 ). Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology.
  • Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Willie Willis (2007). (Performance assessment of broiler chickens given mushroom extract alone or in combination with probiotics). (9) 86, pp. 1856–1860 ). Poultry Science.
  • SA Ibrahim, OS Isikhuemhen, WL Willis (2007). (Performance assessment of broiler chickens given mushroom extract alone or in combination with probiotics). (9) 86, pp. 1856–1860 ). Poultry science.
  • Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Willie Willis (2007). (Performance assessment of broiler chickens given mushroom extract alone or in combination with probiotics.). (9) 86, pp. 1856-60 ). Poultry science.
  • Gayane Barseghyan, Maryna Didukh, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Anush Kosakyan, Solomon Wasser (2012). (Phylogenetic Analysis within Genera Morchella (Ascomycota, Pezizales) and Macrolepiota (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) Inferred from nrDNA ITS and EF-1∝ Sequences). 2, pp. 159 ). Systematics and Evolution of Fungi.
  • IRYNA BANDURA, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen (2009). (Preliminary Studies on Express Fermentation Process Enhancing Thermophilic Bacteria Proliferation and Quality of a Substrate for the Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus in Ukraine). ). Proceedings of the 5(th) International Medicinal Mushroom Conference.
  • JM Chatfield, OS Isikhuemhen, NA Mikiashvili (2007). (Preliminary Studies on Fruit Body and Lignocellulolytic Enzyme Production by Pleurotus ostreatus on Solid Waste from Anaerobic Digestion of Poultry Litter). (3/4) 9, pp. 313 ). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS.
  • Clementina Adenipekun, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Elijah Ohimain (2010). (Preliminary Studies on Mating and Improved Strain Selection in the Tropical Culinary-Medicinal). (2) 12, pp. 177–183 ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms/Begell House.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, F Nerud (1999). (Preliminary studies on the ligninolytic enzymes produced by the tropical fungus Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fr.) Sing.). (3) 75, pp. 257-60 ). Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Frantisek Nerud (1999). (Preliminary studies on the Ligninolytic enzymes produced by the tropical fungus Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fr.) Sing.). (3) 75, pp. 257–260 ). Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Nona Mikiashvili (2009). (Productivity and Nutritional Content of Culinary-Medicinal Oyster Mushroom< i> Pleurotus ostreatus(Jacq.: Fr.) P. Kumm.(Agaricomycetideae) Fruit Bodies Cultivated on Substrates Containing Solid Waste from Anaerobic Digested Poultry Litter). (2) 11, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Aydin Basarir, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Safdar Muhammad (2009). (Promoting Alternative Enterprises: Assessing Farmers' Needs in Research, Eduation and Extension). (6RIB5) 47, pp. 1-11 ). Journal of Extension.
  • Aydin Basarir, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Safda Muhammad (2009). (Promoting Alternative Enterprises: Assessing Farmers' Needs in Research, Education, and). (6) 47, pp. Research in Brief // 6RIB5 ). Journal of Extension.
  • Chidube Alagbaoso, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Christopher Osubor (2015). (Protective Effects of Extract from Sclerotium of the King Tuber Medicinal Mushroom, Pleurotus tuberregium (Higher Basidiomycetes) on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Hepatotoxicity in Wistar Albino Rats). (12) 17, pp. 1137–1143 ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Edward Eaves, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Mulumebet Worku (2009). (Purification and Characterization of a Lectin Isolated from the Submerged Cultivated Mycelium of Grey Polypore Cerrena unicolor (Bull.) Murrill (Aphyllophoromycetideae)). 11, pp. 61-68 ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Elene Davitashvili, Vladimir Elisashvili, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Nona Mikiashvili, Mulumebet Worku (2009). (Purification and Characterization of a Lectin Isolated from the Submerged Cultivated Mycelium of Grey Polypore< i> Cerrena unicolor(Bull.) Murrill (Aphyllophoromycetideae)). (1) 11, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • F Abdulrahman, B Gambo, Z Hassan, OMOANGHE ISIKHUEMHEN, A Ogbe, U Sandabe, B Shamaki, I Yusuf (2017). (Response of Organ and Body Weight in Albino Rats to Oral Administration of Methanol Extract from ). (10) 3, pp. 06-09 ). World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences.
  • Geoffrey Anoliefo, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Elijah Ohimain (2006). (Sensitivity Studies of the Common Bean (Vigna unguiculata) and Maize (Zea mays) to Different Soil Types from the Crude Oil Drilling Site at Kutchalli, Nigeria (7 pp)). (1) 6, pp. 30–36 ). Journal of Soils and Sediments.
  • M Ahmedna, Ipek Goktepe, OS Isikhuemhen, B Milford (2004). (Shelf life extension of North Carolina grown shiitake mushroom by modified atmosphere packaging). ). 2004 IFT Annual Meeting, July 12-16-Las Vegas, NV.
  • AA Abughazaleha, OA Hassan, Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Abolghasem Shahbazi, D Song (2011). (Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes (Berk.) Singer) Extract Enhances the Growth of Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bifidobacteria in Vitro). (3) 66, pp. 310–313 ). Milchwissenschaft.
  • SO Agbuna, GO Anoliefo, OS Isikhuemhen (2001). (Small-scale industrial village in Benin City, Nigeria: Establishment, failure and phytotoxicity assessment of soils from the abandoned site). (1-4) 131, pp. 169–183 ). Water, Air, and soil pollution.
  • Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Kasey Vaughans-Ward (2005). (Spore Germination and Breeding Pattern in< i> Grifola frondosa(Dicks.: Fr.) SF Gray). (3) 7, ). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Burcu Atli, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Mustafa Yamac, Zeki Yildiz (2015). (Statistical Optimization of Lovastatin Production by Omphalotus olearius(DC.) Singer in Submerged Fermentation). 45, ). Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
  • Fafanyo Asiseh, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Obed Quaicoe (2020). (The Business of Hemp in North Carolina: Where the Rubber Meets the Road). In Murray State's Digital Commons, (2) 1, ). Journal of Agricultural Hemp Research.
  • A Dede, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, F Okungbowa (2003). (The distribution frequency of Candida species in the genitourinary tract among symptomatic individuals in Nigerian cities.). (2) 20, pp. 60-3 ). Revista iberoamericana de micologia.
  • Ipek Goktepe, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, K King, C Murray, M Reed, Willie Willis (2008). (The effect of mushroom and pokeweed extract on salmonella, egg production, and weight loss in molting hens.). (12) 87, pp. 2451-7 ). Poultry science.
  • Ipek Goktepe, OS Isikhuemhen, K King, C Murray, M Reed, WL Willis (2008). (The effect of mushroom and pokeweed extract on Salmonella, egg production, and weight loss in molting hens). (12) 87, pp. 2451–2457 ). Poultry science.
  • Clementina Adenipekun, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Nona Mikiashvili, Elijah Ohimain, Ghasem Shahbazi (2012). (The tropical white rot fungus, Lentinus squarrosulus Mont.: lignocellulolytic enzymes activities and sugar release from cornstalks under solid state fermentation). (5) 28, pp. 1961–1966 ). World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.
  • F Abdulrahaman, W Bitrus, Z Hassan, OMOANGHE ISIKHUEMHEN, A Ogbe, U Sandabe, B Shamaki, I Yusuf, Y Zongoma (2017). (Toxicity Studies and Body Weights Changes in Wistar Rats Following Oral Administration of Methanol Extract From Indigenous Ganoderma Sp. In Nigeria). (5) 1, pp. 30-34 ). Biology and Medicine.
  • Hilary Inyang, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Humphrey Zebulun (2010). (Use of White Rot Fungus Pleurotus ostreatus as a Biodegradator of Naphthalene in Contaminated Soil). (1) 16, pp. 2–8 ). Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste.
  • John Allen, A Byers, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, K King, C Thomas, WL Willis (2009). (Utilizing fungus myceliated grain for molt induction and performance in commercial laying hens1). (10) 88, pp. 2026–2032 ). Poultry science.
  • Amer AbuGhazaleh, Saddam Awaisheh, Osman Hassan, Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Reza Tahergorabi (2014). (Viability and α- and β-galactosidase activity of Bifidobacterium breve and Lactobacillus reuteri in yoghurt products supplemented with shiitake mushroom extract during refrigerated storage). (4) 67, pp. 570–576 ). International Journal of Dairy Technology.