Mohammed Aliyu-Paiko

Mohammed Aliyu-Paiko
Universiti Putra Malaysia | UPM · Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology

Ph.D Aqua Anim Nutri & Biotech

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Introduction
Presently, my research is focused on Nutritional immunogenomics at Lab of Marine Biotechnology, here at IBS, UPM; an attempt to develop resistant strains of a marine fish species, using dietary interventions. My responsibility involves application for international grants, supervision of graduate students and coordination of research activities including; screening of extracts from marine plants and invertebrates for fish diets, bio-engineering strains of L. lactis as vectors against vibriosis.
Additional affiliations
July 2012 - present
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Position
  • Nutritional Immunogenomics of Marine Fish
Description
  • Develop resistant strains of Marine fish with better immune response potentials
February 2012 - present
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
Position
  • Lecturer Biochemistry
Description
  • Teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate students different Topics in Biochemistry, Organizing Laboratory practicals, coordinating seminars, field trips and workshops
February 2012 - present
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (41)
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The need to further ascertain the quality of fishmeal with biological indicators has poised this study to determine the biological characterisation of formulated diets with supplemented insect protein (variegated grasshopper and American cockroach). The diets (A-F) were prepared with local ingredients (A, 100% grasshopper meal; B, 100% fishmeal; C,...
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The combination of a proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H-NMR)-based metabolomics approach and principal component analysis (PCA) was used to differentiate variations of active metabolites in Padina gymnospora subjected to different extraction solvents. Their proximate composition and phytochemical, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activity were al...
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p class="Abstract">Clay minerals are among the world’s most important and useful industrial minerals. Conductance, transmissivity and corrosity are some physical parameters for determining quality clay. Four (4) clay deposit sites in Kaffin-Koro, Dutse, Dogon-Ruwa and Kushikoko were investigated to evaluate corrosivity, the longitudinal conductance...
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Recent increased interest in seaweed is motivated by attention generated in their bioactive components that have potential applications in the functional food and nutraceutical industries. In the present study, nutritional composition, metabolite profiles, phytochemical screening and physicochemical properties of freeze-dried brown seaweed, Sargass...
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Seaweeds are rich sources of nutritional and biochemical components. In this study, five marine macroalgal species were collected from the coast of Peninsular Malaysia: Halimeda macroloba, Ulva intestinalis, Codium sp., Hydropuntia edulis and Sargassum ilicifolium. The seaweeds were explored biochemically (lipids, total carotenoids, chlorophyll a a...
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Seaweed has tremendous potentials as an alternative source of high-quality food products that have attracted research in recent times, due to their abundance and diversity. In the present study, three selected seaweed species commonly found in the Malaysian Peninsular, Ulva intestinalis, Halimeda macroloba, and Sargassum ilicifolium, were subjected...
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A R T I C L E I N F O Keywords: Prebiotic Probiotic Sargassum Brown seaweed Feed efficiency Sea bass fingerlings A B S T R A C T Seaweeds are known to contain nutrients that are essential for human nutrition, making them edible and potential resources to mine for bioactive substances. The present study was aimed to investigate the prebiotic potenti...
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Seaweeds are known as excellent sources of unique bioactive metabolites. In the present study, proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H NMR) combined with principal component analysis (PCA) was used to distinguish the metabolic variations in Brown seaweed, Sargassum polycystum treated under different drying processes. The study also evaluated the phy...
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Background Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 is ongoing causing human and socioeconomic losses. Objective To know how far the virus has spread in Niger State, Nigeria, a pilot study was carried out to determine the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence, patterns, dynamics, and risk factors in the state. Methods A cross section...
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Sixty day old chickens were randomly distributed into three treatments and fed diets mixed with 0, 0.5 and 1% papaya seed powder for the six weeks' starter period. Feed consumption and growth performance were monitored weekly. Lipid peroxidation was also assayed in the serum of the chicks from all treatments. At the end of the experiment, results s...
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Sixty day-old chickens were grouped into three; A, B and C. Group A, the control, received commercial diet only. Groups B and C were fed commercial diet, supplemented with 1 and 2% of Citrullus lanatus powder, respectively. Feed and water were offered ad libitum for 6 weeks. Water consumed was measured daily, birds and feed were weighed on a weekly...
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This study evaluated the effects of including cashew nut meal (CNM) in feed on feed efficiency, growth performance and other parameters in broiler chickens during feeding trial. Sixty birds were grouped into three treatments, where T1 (0% CNM) was fed commercial diet only. T2 and T3 were experimental groups maintained on diets containing 2% and 4%...
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The effect of temperature and catalyst concentration on transesterification of Ceiba pentandra (Silk cotton) seed oil was studies using two step, acid esterification and alkali-catalyzed transesterification process with varying catalyst concentrations (0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.0. 1.25, and1.50 % w/v) and methanol/oil ratio of 3:1, 6:1, 9:1and 12:1 at te...
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Aim: The aim of this study is to assess fermented parkia infusion in feed as organic strategy to improve feed quality and immune system of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Biochemistry, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria, between 1st January 2017 and 25th Ma...
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Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the influence of fermented maize-meal infusion on feed quality, growth performance and immune status of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus fingerlings. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Biochemistry, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Nigeria, between March 2017 and July 2017. Methodolo...
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The rapid increase in fish farming has been affected by outbreak of diseases and erratic feed costs. These challenges have stimulated increase in the use of antibiotics to rear fish. Unfortunately, excessive use of antibiotics inhibits or kills beneficial gut microbiota and makes antibiotic residues to accumulate in fish products, which are harmful...
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A 12‐week feeding trial was conducted to determine a suitable carbohydrate source and form for Pangasianodon hypophthalmus. Ten isoenergetic, isonitrogenous and isolipidic diets, including five carbohydrate sources (dextrin, potato starch, wheat starch, corn starch and sago starch) and two carbohydrate forms (raw and cooked), were formulated. Resul...
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The aim of the present study was to extract and characterize bioactive components from separate body organs of Holothuria leucospilota . Preliminary qualitative assessment of the crude extracts was positive for phenols, terpenoids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, cardiac glycosides, steroids, phlobatannins, and tannins in all body...
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The study investigated the alterations in biochemical parameters of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) exposed to neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder during the short term experimental period in static renewable bioassay system. The fish with mean length and weight of 18.35 ± 0.60cm and 22.38 ± 1.25g respectively were exposed to 0.192, 0.096, 0...
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The nuisance constituted by water-hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) in water ways has generated global concern which has poised challenges to aquatic organisms and man. This study therefore, seeks to understudy the potentials of the plant with the objective to provide an alternative control measure for its proliferation. The plant (feed...
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Malaysian common snakehead, Channa striatus, was subjected to haematological and biochemical investigations to establish its normal status for reference purposes. Thirty-seven individuals of the wild snakehead were procured for the study. For conveniences, they were categorized into four groups based on live weight: Group 1 (100 g or less), group 2...
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The study was conducted to assess the growth and biochemical indices of hybrid catfish (Heterobranchus bidorsalis (♂) X Clarias gariepinus (♀)) fed fluted pumpkin leaf (FPL) and parboiled fermented African locust bean (PFALB) as the only crude protein source. The experiment was conducted twice for 12-week period in a triplicate setup. The fish were...
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In vivo and in vitro protein digestibility of 0% to 60% soybean meal protein (SBM) substitution from fishmeal protein was conducted for bagrid catfish Mystus nemurus juveniles. Seven experimental diets containing 35% protein and 15% lipid were fed to bagrid catfish to determine the in vivo protein digestibility. In vitro methods were determined usi...
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A 12-wk feeding trial was carried out to examine the response of snakehead, Channa striata, fingerlings to diets containing poultry by-product meal (PBM) protein as replacement to fish meal (FM) protein. Fish (mean initial weight 3.98 ± 0.01) were reared in 15 tanks and fed one of five isocaloric (18.5 kJ/g gross energy) diets, in triplicates. Each...
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The mechanisms through which brown-marbled grouper accomplishes resistance to infection, particularly against Vibrios, are not yet fully understood. In this study, brown-marbled grouper fingerlings were experimentally infected with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, to identify disease resistance grouper, and the serum proteome profiles were compared between...
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The gram-negative bacterium, Vibrio alginolyticus, has frequently been identified as the pathogen responsible for the infectious disease called vibriosis. This disease is one of the major challenges facing brown-marbled grouper aquaculture, causing fish farmers globally to suffer substantial economic losses. The objective of this study was to inves...
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Fish species are varied in their capacity to biosynthesize n-3 highlyunsaturated fatty acids (HUFA) such as eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids (EPA & DHA) that are crucial to the health and well-being of all higher vertebrates. Experts report that HUFA metabolism involves enzyme-mediated fatty acyl desaturation (FAD) and elongation (FAE) pr...
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Three diets were formulated to be iso‐nitrogenous (450 g kg−1), iso‐lipidic (65 g kg−1) and iso‐energetic (18.5 KJ g−1), varying only in their lipid sources and designated as 100% fish oil (FO), 100% crude palm oil (CPO) and 100% palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD). Feed were hand fed to homogenous groups of 12 Channa striatus fingerlings (mean weigh...
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Four isonitrogenous (300 g kg−1 crude protein), isoenergetic (21 kJ g−1) experimental diets were formulated to contain fish oil (FO), soybean oil (SBO), crude palm oil (CPO) and linseed oil (LO), respectively, as the lipid sources, added at 120 g kg−1 of crude lipid each. The diets were fed by hand to triplicate groups of Pangasius nasutus (Bleeker...
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Nine isoenergetic (18.5 kJ g−1) diets were formulated in a 3 × 3 factorial design to contain three protein levels (350, 400 and 450 g kg−1) for each of three lipid levels (65, 90 and 115 g kg−1), respectively, and fed twice daily for 8 weeks to fish of mean initial weight 3.34 ± 0.02 g reared in a re-circulatory water system. Temperature, pH and di...
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Four isonitrogenous (300 g kg−1 crude protein), isoenergetic (21 kJ g−1) experimental diets were formulated to contain fish oil (FO), soybean oil (SBO), crude palm oil (CPO) and linseed oil (LO), respectively, as lipid sources each at inclusion level of 120 g kg−1 and fed to triplicate groups of 15 juvenile iridescent shark, Pangasius hypophthalmus...
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Abstract This study was carried out to evaluate the use of Lactobacillus acidophilus as a biocontrol agent against some common fish pathogenic bacteria (Staphylococcus xylosus, Aeromonas hydrophila gr.2 and Streptococcus agalactiae) in African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. Eight treatments were designed inclusive of 10 C. gariepinus juveniles (mean...
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Nine isoenergetic (18.5 kJ g−1) diets were formulated, in a 3 × 3 factorial design, by varying three levels of dietary protein (350, 400 and 450 g kg−1) at each of three levels of dietary lipid (65, 90 and 115 g kg−1) accordingly. Each diet was hand fed two times daily for 8 weeks to triplicate homogenous groups of eight fish (average weight 3.34 ±...
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This experiment was carried out to evaluate the effects of the probiotic, Lactobacillus acidophilus, on the growth performance, haematology parameters and immunoglobulin concentration in African cat¢sh Clarias gariepinus ¢ngerling. Two experimental diets were formulated to contain 35 g kg À 1 crude protein and 10 g kg À 1 lipids accordingly and fed...
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Dietary protein and lipid effects on growth, body composition and indices of iridescent Shark Pangasius hypophthalmus (Sauvage 1878) fry were studied using a 4 × 2 factorial design. Triplicate groups of 10 fish per tank, with initial mean weights of 3.54–3.85 g were fed eight isocaloric diets comprising a combination of four protein levels (250, 30...

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We seek advice on the best source for bacteria or fungal starter culture to use, for fermentation of a plant resource containing quinine, quinone and related components.
Does any one have ideas to share?
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I see that the number of retractions from journals is growing by the hour and is even threatening to outstrip the numbers of newly accepted journal articles if certain control mechanisms are put in place.
In response to the growing quantum of "academic fraud", many numbers of plagiarism software have made it to the market place and it seems like checking fraud has also opened up the market for software developers on Plagiarism checking. Eventually, there is also no regulations (to the best of my knowledge) to determine which of the software works best. There have been concerted efforts to compare the performance among the top 10 plagiarism checkers and it is not conclusive if the effort is for marketing or academic purpose or for both (Check here https://www.scribbr.com/plagiarism/best-plagiarism-checker/ ).
The question thus arises; which plagiarism checker software is the BEST for detecting similarity index and as such, academic fraud?
I think more academic publications are needed on this subject matter, because it seems like more needs to be done, to reduce (if not eliminate) plagiarism
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My area of interest is centered around additives in fish feed (probiotics, prebiotics and phytobiotics) and the influence on improving immune status, as a substitute to the use of antibiotics.
If the molecular screening that is being carried out is inclusive of that for genes of some immune parameters (for antioxidant enzymes etc), I am certainly interested.
Thank you
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As alternative to antibiotics, fish nutritionists are exploring potential candidates to boost immune system of test animals and better prepare them to withstand opportunistic pathogens. Phytobiotics are increasingly being tested and the results are a mixed grill of success stories and not so successful ones.
In the tropics where many plants seem to have been recommended, which ones seem promising, which, when added in the diet, culture water for fish or administered to fish any other way, would be expected to produced effects?
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Fish and poultry nutritionists are increasingly trying out many potential probiotic candidates and prebiotic sources, to enhance the immune response of the test animals. In the process of doing these, many researchers focus on testing different indexes, from hematology parameters, antioxidant enzymes to those others that may be considered as having increased regulation of genes.
Differences in parameters focused upon by different workers makes comparison of results challenging and in certain cases, experimental results shown to have worked prove ineffective in practical situations.
The question is, if we are to agree that certain probiotic candidates are effective in experimentation, what 2 to 3 parameters should guide such conclusion. Can we agree on "maximum of 5 Marker indexes" that could lead to positive effects in practical terms?
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I am running a trial to evaluate the effect of graded levels of some phytobiotics (black pepper, papaya seeds etc) in diets for broiler chicks during starter period on the activities of some immune enzymes (Catalyze, Superoxide dismutase and Glutathione peroxidase). I also wish to study the effects on the dietary treatments relative to the control the effects on stress response. I am thus seeking suggestions on easy, efficient and practical methods to stress 5 week old broilers so that I may evaluate the stress responses via serum cortisol concentration (if practicable).
Could anyone please suggest to me a method that they adopted or are familiar with that is practicable? I will cite the work if it is already in the literature.
Thank you.
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Can someone help me with a simple method for determining Aflatoxin B in feed samples. Preferably, a spectrophotometric method but not involving a standard curve as we lack Aflatoxin B standard because it is expensive.
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I want to apply for Humboldt fellowship but my immediate challenge is to search for a host. This is as my Postgraduate studies was in Asia and most of my referees are not Humboldt fellows. What are the best ways to secure a host for this fellowship that seems like an interesting experience?
Anyone with similar experience and ideas to share please?
Thank you
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Insects are viewed as the next sustainable sources of cheap, quality proteins for feeds to rear farmed animals. This is as fish and soy based proteins are becoming increasingly unsustainable, due to rising competitions among the uses to which these resources are put. Unfortunately, growing insects has not yet been fully adopted as business enterprises as production processes are still crude and yet to be standardized.
In your experience, which insects would you suggest as the fasted growiing to yield the highest quality protein that is cheap and sustainable, and why?
Would you say that people will readily consume farm animals grown with such insects?
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Many fermented foods are consumed worldwide, and many could be found in Asia and Africa. Different microorganisms are responsible for the fermentation processes. However, reports in the literature are varied with regards the fermented foods that contains probiotic candidates. Among the fermented foods in Africa you have been privileged to review/work with or research upon, which one would you say is the repository of the most probiotic candidates, especially LAB? 
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You are are about to hire a new researcher into your laboratory from a developing country that you have no references from. Your objective is to recruit a high quality researcher for a collaborative study and as such, you want an individual with local experience. You send out a call for expression of interest and receive many applications. Which index or indices would you consider as the best 3, to choose a high quality researcher?

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The use of antibiotics as growth promoters and to deal with diseases has increasingly raised serious concerns and many antibiotics have been banned by EU and US regulations. FAO has called for increased attention to reduce or eliminate antibiotics use in farmed animals. This has called for alternative strategy. The use of fermentation has been shown to improve nutrition of farmed animals through improvement in quality of feed, enhanced digestibility and adaptability and also availability of nutrients to the animals. Unfortunately, fermentation has using local fermented foods as starter cultures for fish feeds has not been properly explored. The objective of the project is to evaluate the local fermented foods that offer the best repository of LAB that would enhance immune function of farmed fish