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Okon Okon Godwin

Lecturer II

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  • Okon Okon Godwin
  • 07030649646
  • Lecturer II
  • Botany
  • Academic Staff


Dr. Okon Godwin Okon hails from Mbioto 1 in Etinan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biology (2011) from the University of Abuja, Nigeria, M.Sc. (2015) and Ph.D in Botany (Plant Physiology/Phytochemistry) (2018) from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. Dr. Okon started his full time teaching career at Ritman University, Nigeria; he left to join the Akwa Ibom State University in 2019 as a Lecturer II where he teaches courses in different areas including molecular biology, general biology, plant tissue and organ culture, plant and environmental pollution monitoring and control, general ecology, general mycology, Nigerian vegetation, advanced plant metabolism, mineral nutrition in plants and science innovation and environment at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Dr. Okon was appointed postgraduate and SIWES coordinator for the Dept. of Botany and Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Faculty of Biological Sciences, AKSU in 2020. He is also the Chairman, Faculty of Environmental Management Committee (FEMCO), Biological Sciences, AKSU; and the Assistant Examination Officer for the Dept. of Botany, AKSU. Dr. Okon is extremely passionate about research and has about 40 scientific publications in reputable international journals and some book contributions published in springer to his credit, all in areas of stress physiology, mycorrhizology, mycology, phytochemistry and mangrove mycology. He is happily married.

Research Area

Plant/Environmental Stress Physiology, Phytochemistry, Mangrove Mycology.


Book Publications
1.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G. (2021). The Nutritional Applications of Quinoa Seeds. In: A. Varma (ed.), Biology and Biotechnology of Quinoa. Springer Nature Singapore Pte. Ltd. pp. 35?49.
2.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G. (2021). Land and Soil Pollution. In: Sam, S. M. (eds.). Introduction to Environmental Pollution and Control. Ultimate Press Ltd, Uyo, pp. 21-40.
3.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G. (2021). Plant and Animal Cells. In: San, S. M. (eds.). Fundamental Biology (Vol. 1). Ultimate Press Ltd, Uyo, pp. 14-23.
4.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G. (2021). Basic Ecological Concepts. In: San, S. M. (eds.). Fundamental Biology (Vol. 2). Ultimate Press Ltd, Uyo, pp. 25-36.
5.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G. (2021). Habitats. In: San, S. M. (eds.). Fundamental Biology (Vol. 2). Ultimate Press Ltd, Uyo, pp. 37-44.
6.? ? ? ?Okon J. E. and Okon, O. G. (2021). Noise Pollution. In: San, S. M. (eds.). Introduction to Environmental Pollution and Control. Ultimate Press Ltd, Uyo, pp. 112-122.
7.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G. (2019). Effect of Salinity on Physiological Processes in Plants. In: Giri, B. and Varma, A. (eds). Microorganisms in Saline Environment: Strategies and Functions. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 237?262.

List of Research Publications
1.? ? ? ?Zaheer, M.S., Ali, H.H., Erinle, K.O., Shabir, H. W., Okon, O. G., Muhammad, A. N., Muhammad, N., Muhammad, A. B., Muhammad, M. W., Javaid, I. and Ali, R. (2022). Inoculation of Azospirillum brasilense and exogenous application of trans-zeatin riboside alleviates arsenic induced physiological damages in wheat (Triticum aestivum). Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
2.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G., Okon, J. E., Sam, S. M., Udoh, L. I. and Udoh, F. E. (2021). Checklist, Conservation Status and Health Status Assessment via Total Photosynthetic Pigment Contents of Plants found at the Akwa Ibom State University Botanical Garden, Nigeria. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES), 19 (6): 20-29.
3.? ? ? ?Matrood, A. A., Rhouma, A. and Okon, O. G. (2021). Evaluation of the Biological Control Agent?s Efficiency Against the Causal Agent of Early Blight of Solanum melongena. Arab Journal of Plant Protection,39(3): 204-209.
4.? ? ? ?Matrood, A. A., Okon, O. G., Al-Waeli, M. A. and Muhammad, S. Z. (2021). Changes in Growth Characters of Two Cucurbits Inoculated with Mycorrhiza and Augmented with Poultry Manure under Sea Salt Stress. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 22(1&2):42-57.
5.? ? ? ?Salman Ahmad, Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer, Hafiz Haider Ali, Kehinde O. Erinle, Shabir Hussain Wani, Rashid Iqbal, Okon Godwin Okon, Ali Raza, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas & Muhammad Nawaz (2021). Physiological and biochemical properties of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under different mulching and water management systems in the semi-arid region of Punjab, Pakistan. Arid Land Research and Management,
6.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G., Matrood, A. A. A. and Okon, J. E. (2020). Na+ exclusion and Na+/K+ ratio adjustment by mycorrhiza enhances macro/micro nutrients uptake in two members of Cucurbitaceae family under salt stress. International Journal of Botany Studies, 5(3):108-114.
7.? ? ? ?Matrood, A. A. A., Khrieba, M. I. and Okon, O. G. (2020). Synergistic interaction of Glomus mosseae T. and Trichoderma harzianum R. in the induction of systemic resistance of Cucumis sativus L. to Alternaria alternata (Fr.) K. Plant Science Today, 7(1): 101-108.?
8.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G., Uyon, P. P. and Nyaette, E. M. (2019). Morpho-Physiological Responses of Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench to Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculation under Drought Stress. Asian Plant Research Journal, 3(1): 1-8.
9.? ? ? ?Okon, O. G., Eneh, G. D. O., Uboh, G. D. and Uyon, P. P. (2019). Enhancement of Salt Tolerance via Glomus geosporum Inoculation in Telfairia occidentalis Hook. F. Seedlings. International Letters of Natural Sciences, 76: 11-22.
10.? ? Okon, O. G. (2019). Poultry Manure and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Synergy Improves Saline Soil Properties, Growth and Physiology in Cucurbita maxima Duch. Asian Journal of Research in Botany, 2(3): 1-11.
11.? ? Okon, O. G., Okon, J. E., Uyon, P. P. and Andrew, O. V. (2019). Growth and Some Physiological Attribute Responses of Cucurbita maxima Duch. to Sea Salt Stress and Mycorrhizal Fungi Mitigation. International Journal of Botany Studies, 4(3): 63-71.
12.? ? Okon, O. G., Okon, I. E., Mbong, M. O. and Eneh, G. D. O. (2019). Mitigation of salt induced stress via arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Rhizophagus irregularis) inoculation in Cucurbita maxima Duch. International Journal of Molecular Biology, 4(1):30?36.

13.? ? Okon, O. G., Okon, J. E. and Eneh, G. D. O. (2018). Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) as Buffer for Heavy Metals Phytoextraction by Cucurbita maxima Duch. Grown on Crude Oil Contaminated Soil. Journal of Horticulture and Plant Research, 3: 1-12.

14.? ? Okon, O. G., Okon, J. E. and Eneh, G. D. O. (2018). Alleviatory Effect of Compost Amendments of Crude Oil Impacted Soil on the Neutraceutical Composition of Cucurbita maxima Duch. Journal of Horticulture and Plant Research, 1: 35-45.

15.? ? Okon, O. G. and Okon, I. E. (2018). Influence of Rhizophagus irregularis Inoculation on Salt Tolerance in Cucurbita maxima Duch. World News of Natural Sciences, 19: 108-117.
16.? ? Okon, O. G. (2018). Seed Germination and Dormancy Breaking in Seeds of Cucurbita Maxima Duch. and Cucumis Sativus L. in Response to Different Treatments. Agricultural Studies, 1 (1): 11-18.
17.? ? Grace D. O. Eneh, Okon, O. G., Joseph E. Okon and Nsikak B. Essien (2018). Phytochemical Studies and Antidiabetic Activities of Newbouldia laevis (P. Beauv) Ethanolic Leaves Extracts in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. International Journal of Scientific Research in Chemistry, 3(5): 52-61.
18.? ? Grace D. O. Eneh, Okon, O. G., Nsikak B. Essien and Joseph E. Okon (2018). Appraisal of Phytochemical Properties and Antidiabetic Activities of Tetracarpidium conophorum (Mull. Arg.) Ethanolic Leaves Extracts in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. World Scientific News, 114: 218-229.

19.? ? Okon, O. G. and Ita, R. E. (2018). Morpho-Physiological Responses and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Amelioration of Telfairia Occidentalis Hook F. to Combinational Stress, Environment, 1 (1): 3-12.

20.? ? Ilesanmi, O. E., Okon, O. G., Acho, M. A., Eneh, G. D. O. and Fidelis, E. I. (2018). Phytochemistry and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Aspilia africana (Pers) C.D. Adams. International Journal of Chemistry Studies, 2 (2): 49-53.

21.? ? Okon, O. G. and Esenowo, G. J. (2018). Effect of Salinity Stress on Mycorrhizal Association and Growth Response of Telfairia occidentalis Hook F. infected by Glomus geosporum. World News of Natural Sciences, 19: 118-127.

22.? ? Okon, J. E., Inimfon, I. A., Esenowo, G. J. and Okon, O. G. (2018). Nutritional Qualities and Phytochemical Constituents of Two Neglected Wild Edible Leafy Vegetables in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Biological Science, 1 (1): 65-75.

23.? ? Ilesanmi, O. E., Godwin, J. and Okon, O. G. (2018). Phytochemical Screening and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Eremomastax polysperma (Benth.) Dandy. International Journal of Biological Sciences and Applications, 5(1): 13-18.

24.? ? Grace D. O. E., Okon, O. G., Fidelis, E. I., Ekanem, J. M. and Ilesanmi, O. O. (2018). Phytochemicals, nutraceuticals and antinutritional factors assessment of young leaves of Colocasia esculenta (L) Schott. World News of Natural Sciences, 20: 12-22.

25.? ? Okon, O. G. (2017). Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Cucurbita maxima Duch. and Telfairia occidentalis Hook. F. Grown on Crude Oil Polluted Soil. American Journal of Agricultural Science, 4(4): 88-93.
26.? ? Ilesanmi, O. and Okon, O. G. (2017). Comparative Macro and Micro-Nutrient Composition of Eremomastax polysperma (Benth.) Dandy. and Aspilia africana (Pers.) C. D. Adams. Found in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. AASCIT Journal of Biology, 3(1): 1-8.
27.? ? Udo, N. S. and Okon, O. G. (2017). Heavy Metal Concentrations of Citrus Species (Citrus reticulata and Citrus sinensis) Cultivated on Road Sides in Uyo Metropolis in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Journal of Ecological Science and Environmental Engineering, 4 (6): 86-92.
28.? ? Okon, J. E., Okon, O. G., Akpan, E. E. and Udofia, E. E. (2017). Growth Morphology and Chlorophyll Synthesis of Vigna unguiculata (L). Walp Varieties (White and Brown) Grown Under Salinity Stress. International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology, 3 (3): 2395-6011.
29.? ? Okon, O. G. and Esenowo, G. J. (2016). The Effect of Crude Oil Pollution and Bioremediation on the Neutraceutical Constituents of Cucurbita maxima Duchesne. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology. 4(1): 27-35.
30.? ? Okon, O. G., Williams, A. Udo., Andrew, N. A., Atoyebi, B., Ezeh, P. A.,? Udosen, I. J. (2015). An Assessment of The Phytochemicals and Antibacterial Activity of Seed Extract of Citrullus lanatus (WATERMELON). International Journal of Research and Review, 2 (4): 148 - 156.
31.? ? Okon, O. G., Andrew, N. A., Udosen, I. J., Atoyebi, B., Asuquo, N., Ezeh, P. A., (2015). Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activities of Some Citrus spp Peel Extracts. International Journal of Research and Review, 2 (4): 141 ? 147.
32.? ? Okon, O. G. and Abraham, N. A. (2015). Phytochemical Screening, Mineral Contents and Antibiogram of Chromolaena odorata (L) King & Robinson. Journal of Biology and Nature. 4 (2): 97-103.
33.? ? Okon, O. G. and Udoakah, O. N. (2015). Proximate and Antinutrient Content of Pleurotus Ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm Found In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Int. Jour. Res Rev 2 (5): 217-222.
34.? ? Okon, O. G. and James, U. S. (2014). Proximate and mineral composition of some vegetables in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 4(8):1-3. ?
35.? ? Okon, O. G. and Elijah, G. I. (2014). Effect of Bioremediation on early seedling growth of Amaranthus hybridus L. grown on palm oil mill effluent polluted soil. International Journal of Biological Research, 2 (2): 84-86.
36.? ? Ekong, C. S., Okon, O. G. and Akpan, G. U. (2014). Effect of Different Treatment on Seed Germination and Breaking of Seed Dormancy in Capsicum annuum Linn., Aframomum melegueta K. Schum. and Capsicum chinense Jacq. International Journal of Research, 1(8):1339-1345.
37.? ? Udosen, I. J. and Okon, O. G. (2014). Microbial Load and Enzyme activities of Microorganisms isolated from waste oil contaminated soil in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(8): 405-514.
38.? ? Abraham, N. A. and Okon, O. G. (2014). Antibacterial effect of Moringa oleifera extracts on bacteria associated with urinary tract infection. International Journal of Research, 1 (8):1308-1316.
39.? ? Okon, O. G., Abraham, N. A. and Akpan, G. U. (2014). Nutritional Evaluation, Medicinal value and Antibacterial activity of leaves of Cucurbita maxima D. International Journal of Research, 1(8):1346-1350.
40.? ? Okon, O. G. and Akpan, G. U. (2014). Assessment of Impact of Simulated Acid Rain on the Growth of Amaranthus hybridus L. and Abelmoschus esculentus L. International Journal of Research, 1(10):985-991.
41.? ? Okon, O. G., Okhueleigbe, A. and Akpan, G. U. (2014). Ultraviolet-B Light Radiation and its Effect on the Growth and Development of Solanum lycopersicum L. International Journal of Research, 1(10):1010-1018.
42.? ? Ojih, F. E., Okon, O. G., Nwanna, V. N., Udosen, I. J. and Abraham, N. A. (2014). Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from armpits of students of University of Abuja, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(10):992-1003.