Omoanghe Samuel Isikhuemhen


DepartmentNatural Resources and Environmental Design


OfficeCarver Hall
Room: 207

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Omoanghe Samuel Isikhuemhen


Ph D: General Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 1999

MS: Botany, University of Benin , 1993

BS: Botany, University of Benin, 1988

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

Shamaki,  B  Sandabe,  U  Gambo,  B  Ogbe,  A  Abdulrahman,  F  Hassan,  Z  Yusuf,  I  ISIKHUEMHEN,  OMOANGHE  ( 2017).  Response of Organ and Body Weight in Albino Rats to Oral Administration of Methanol Extract from .  NO  ( 10,  3,  pp. 06-09).   World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences.

Shamaki,  B  Sandabe,  U  Abdulrahaman,  F  Ogbe,  A  Hassan,  Z  Yusuf,  I  Bitrus,  W  Zongoma ,  Y  ISIKHUEMHEN,  OMOANGHE  ( 2017).  Toxicity Studies and Body Weights Changes in Wistar Rats Following Oral Administration of Methanol Extract From Indigenous Ganoderma Sp. In Nigeria.  NO  ( 5,  1,  pp. 30-34).   Biology and Medicine.

Okorie,  Princewill   Olasupo,  Nurudeen   Anike,  Felicia  Elemo,  Gloria  ISIKHUEMHEN,  OMOANGHE  ( 2017).  Incidence of enteric pathogens in ugba, a traditional fermented food from African oil bean seeds (Pentaclethra macrophylla).  ( 12,  4,  pp.   International Journal of Food Contamination.

Anike,  Felicia  Yusif,  Mansuru  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  ( 2016).  Co-Substrating of Peanut Shells with Cornstalks Enhances Biodegradation by Pleurotus ostreatus.  ( 7,  pp. 327).   Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation.

Alagbaoso,  Chidube  Osubor,  Christopher  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  ( 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.

Anike,  Felicia  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Blum,  Dietrich   ( 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.

Adenipekun,  Clementina  Lawal,  Rasheedat  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  ( 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.

Atli,  Burcu  Yamac,  Mustafa  Yildiz,  Zeki  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  ( 2015).  Statistical Optimization of Lovastatin Production by Omphalotus olearius(DC.) Singer in Submerged Fermentation.  ( 45,  ).   Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Hassan,  Osman  AbuGhazaleh,  Amer  Ibrahim,  Salam  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Awaisheh,  Saddam  Tahergorabi,  Reza  ( 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.

Atli,  Burcu  Yamac,  Mustafa  Yildiz,  Zeki  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  ( 2014).  Enhanced production of lovastatin by Omphalotus olearius (DC.) Singer in solid state fermentation.  ( 4,  5,  pp. 247–251).   Rev Iberoam Micol. .

Hines,  V  Willis,  Willie  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Ibrahim,  Salam  Anike,  Felicia  ( 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.

Hines,  V  Willis,  Willie  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Ibrahim,  SL  Anike,  Felicia  Jackson,  J  Hurley,  Steven  Ohiman,  EI  ( 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.

Willis,  Willie  Wall,  D  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Jackson,  J  Ibrahim,  Salam  Hurley,  S  Anike,  Felicia   ( 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.

Mfombep,  Priscilla   Senwo,  Zachary  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  ( 2013).  Enzymatic activities and kinetic properties of β-glucosidase from selected white rot fungi.  ( 3,  pp. 198-207).   Advances in Biological Chemistry.

Willis,  Willie  Wall,  D  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Ibrahim,  Salam  Minor,  Radiah  Jackson,  J  Hurley,  S  Anike,  Felician  ( 2012).  Effect of Different Mushrooms Fed to Eimeria-Challenged Broilers on Rearing Performance.  ( 7,  11,  pp. 433–437).   International Journal of Poultry Science.

Barseghyan,  Gayane  Kosakyan,  Anush  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Didukh,  Maryna  Wasser,  Solomon  ( 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.

Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Mikiashvili,  Nona  Adenipekun,  Clementina  Ohimain,  Elijah  Shahbazi,  Ghasem  ( 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.

Kobakhidze,  Aza  Elisashvili,  Vladimir  Irbe,  Ilze  Tsiklauri,  Nino  Andersone,  Ingeborga  Andersons,  Bruno  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  ( 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.

Zebulun,  Humphrey  Isikhuemhen,  Omoanghe  Inyang,  Hilary  ( 2011).  Decontamination of anthracene-polluted soil through white rot fungus-induced biodegradation.  ( 1,  31,  pp. 11–19).   The Environmentalist.