Chikezie O. Ene

Assistant Lecturer

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First Name Chikezie
Middle Name (initial) Onuora
Surname Ene
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Programme Crop Science
Department Agriculture
Faculty Agriculture

Biography (Education/Professional Experience/Professional Accomplishments)

Mr. Chikezie O. Ene serves as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He obtained his M.Sc in Plant Breeding and Genetics from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria in 2017 and currently pursuing his Ph.D in Molecular Plant Breeding at Jimma University, Ethiopia through the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the European Union sponsored fellowship. Mr Ene research areas include Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Genetics, Plant Molecular Breeding, Crop improvement, Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Mr Ene has published a few of his research findings all in international journals some of which are in impact factor journals.

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions Attended Degree(s) Awarded Year
1 Jimma University, Ethiopia Ph. D in Molecular PLANT Breeding ON-GOING
2 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria M. Sc in Plant Breeding and Genetics 2017
3 Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria B. Sc in Crop Production and Protection 2011
4 Government College Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria West African Senior School Certificate – WASSCE 2006
5 National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Primary School, Abia State, Nigeria First School Leaving Certificate – FSLC 2000


Research Interests

1 Poised to improve crop productivity of vegetables, cereals and pulses through THE APPLICATION OF GENETIC PRINCIPLES
2 SNP discovery and QTL mapping for Growth and Floral Related Traits in Recombinant Inbred Lines (RILs) and Inbred Backcross Lines (IBLs) of Solanum pimpinellifolium Using Genotyping by Sequencing


Membership of Professional Bodies

1 Member: Crop Science Society of Nigeria (CSSN)
2 Member: Nigerian Plant Breeding Association (NPBA)
3 Member: AfricaN Plant Breeding Association (APBA)


1 C.O. Ene, P.E. Ogbonna, C.U. Agbo, and U.P. Chukwudi (2016). Evaluation of sixteen cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) genotypes in derived savannah environment using path coefficient analysis. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 8(1):85-92., DOI:
2 C.O. Ene, P.E. Ogbonna, C.U. Agbo, and U.P. Chukwudi (2016). Studies of the phenotypic and genotypic variation in sixteen cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) genotypes. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research, 76(3):307-313., doi:
3 U.P. Chukwudi, C.U. Agbo, C.O. Ene, C.U. Uba, and J.I. Enyi (2017). Analysis of leaf yield components in fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook F.) grown in derived savannah agro-ecology. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 9(3):386-391., DOI:
4 C.O. Ene, P.E. Ogbonna, C.U. Agbo, U.P. Chukwudi (2019). Heterosis and combining ability in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Elsevier-Information Processing in Agriculture, 6(1):150-157., DOI:
5 V.N. Onyia, U.P. Chukwudi, V.C. Ogwudu, A.I. Atugwu, S.C. Eze, C.O. Ene, S. Umeh (2019). Evaluation of tomato genotypes growth, yield, and shelf life enhancement in Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21(1):143-152.
6 C.O. Ene, A. Anyim, U.P. Chukwudi, E.C. Okechukwu and U.N. Ikeogu. (2019). Growth and yield response of selected improved soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merrill) varieties to varying weeding regimes under a tropical condition. Journal of Central European Agriculture, 20(1):157-178., DOI:
7 V.N. Onyia, U.P. Chukwudi, A.C. Ezea, A.I. Atugwu, C.O. Ene. (2019). Correlation and path coefficient analyses of yield and yield components of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) in a coarse-textured ultisol. Elsevier-Information Processing in Agriculture, x(x):xx-xx., DOI:
8 D.A. Uzoigwe, C.O. Muoneke, C.C. Nwokoro, C.O. Ene. (2019). Benefit cost analysis of orange fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) varieties under varying planting density. Notulae Scientia Biologicae,  11(1):145-148., DOI:

Grants and Fellowships

1 GENES PROJECT- Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the European Union sponsored fellowship-(Student Awardee)


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