Researcher: Sifau Adejumo

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First nameSifau
Last nameAdejumo
Academic titleDr
OrganisationUniversity of Ibadan
Thematic area/fieldNZ – Life Sciences / NZ1 Molecular biology, structural biology, biotechnology
Key wordsAbiotic stress, Heavy metals, molecular biology, tolerance mechanisms


Short summary of activities and expertiseOn the field, crop plants are faced with different and combined environmental challenges which are grouped under biotic and abiotic factors. Understanding plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress factors at the physiological, molecular and genetical levels is key to crop yield improvement for sustainable crop production. My research focuses on understanding crop responses to different environmental stresses and unveiling the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying stress tolerance, heavy metal detoxification and hyperaccumulation as well as uptake of toxic and essential nutrients by crop plants. Apart from my research on crop responses to different abiotic stresses, I have also been studying different methods for stress amelioration for crop yield improvement Agronomic method for stress amelioration in crop plants has been developed using compost. Many articles have been published in this area in peer reviewed journal and findings presented at many local and international conferences. I have had an opportunity of carrying out some molecular works on DNA extraction (using CTAB method), osmolytes and protein determination I am currently carrying our research at Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB), in Madrid, Spain designing new strategies for heavy metal accumulation, tolerance and detoxification in plants using molecular tools.
Relevant publications and/or research/innovation products1. Adejumo, S. A., Awoyemi, V. and Togun, A. O. (2020). Exogenous proline and hormone in combination with compost improves growth and tolerance of maize under heavy metal stress. Plants and Environment (2020). Vol. 2(1): 40-53. https://doi.org/10.22271/2582-3744. 2. Adejumo Sifau A., Owoseni O., Mur L. A.J. (2020). Low light intensity and compost modified biochar enhanced maize growth on contaminated soil and minimized Pb induced oxidative stress. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, ttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.104764. 3. Adejumo, S. A., Tiwari S., Thul, S. and Sarangi, B. K. (2019). Evaluation of Lead and chromium tolerance and accumulation level in Gomphrena celosoides: A novel metal accumulator from lead acid battery waste contaminated site in Nigeria. International Journal of Phytoremediation DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2019.1633258. 4. Adejumo, S. A., Oniosun B., Akpoilih, O. A., Adeseko, A. and Arowo, D. O. (2020). Anatomical changes, osmolytes accumulation and distribution in the native plants growing on Pb-contaminated sites. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. DOI 10.1007/s10653-020-00649-5. 5. Adejumo, S. A., Arowo, D. O., Ogundiran, M. B. and Srivastava P., (2020). Biochar in combination with compost reduced Pb uptake and enhanced the growth of maize in lead (Pb)-contaminated soil exposed to drought stress. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology Vol. 23:273-288. DOI 10.1007/s12892-020-00035-8. 6. Adejumo, S. A. (2019). Mechanisms of lead and chromium hyperaccumulation and tolerance in plant. Environtropica. Vol. 15:11-29. 7. Adejumo, S. A., Tiwari, S., Shinde, V. and Sarangi, B. K. (2018). Heavy metal (Pb) accumulation in metallophytes as influenced by the variations in rhizospheric and non-rhizospheric soils soils physico-chemical characteristics. International Journal of Phytoremediation. Vol. 20(3), 237-248.
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