Omoanghe Samuel Isikhuemhen


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

Natural Resources & Environ Design

Carver Hall 209
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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.