Jacob Mekidani Salu, MS Student

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Academic Background

B.S. Plant Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Jos, Nigeria, 2019

Research Interest and Current Efforts
Jacob Mekidani Salu, a M.S. student in the Department of Plant Pathology, studies soybean cyst nematode (SCN) virulence on broad spectrum resistance. More specifically, his research is focused on investigating genetic and reproductive factors that may underlie fitness costs in virulent nematodes.


Jacob, M.S.,Okoye, C.T., Okwoli, A.A. (2021) Effect of Tamarindus indica L. leaf extract and Citrus sinensis L. osbeck peel extract on Meloidogyne spp (root-knot nematodes) in Jos, Plateau State. International Journal of Pathogen Research, 7(4),15-21: DOI: 10.9734/ijpr/2021/v7i430188

Okoye, C.T., Alexander, E.M., and Jacob, M.S. (2021)Toxicity of Azadirachta indica hydroethanolic leaf extract in adult Drosophila melanogaster (Harwich Strain). Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 24(4), 12-23: DOI: 10.9734/jabb/2021/v24i430208

Sani, M. M., Shefiu, O. Z., Jacob, M.S., Chiamaka, E. S., and Ada, A. C. (2022). In-vitro evaluation of the efficacy of two plant extracts Allium sativum (Garlic) and Azadirachta indica (Neem) in the control of powdery mildew caused by Golovinomyces cichoracearum of Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra). International Journal of Pathogen Research, 10(1), 20–29: DOI: 10.9734/ijpr/2022/v10i130239