Inaugural Lectures


Inaugural Lectures (Department of Plant and Science)

Recent Submissions

  • Six-Legged Science in Nigeria and its Development 

    Akingbohungbe, A.E (Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 1985-03-12)
    "Six-legged science" is a literal substitute for the more technical term, "entomology" which, put simply, is the study of insects. Insects are characterised by a number of features among which is the possession of six legs ...
  • The Endless Struggle of Man with Plant Viruses 

    Ladipo, J. L. (Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 1987-04-14)
    Man has been a struggling being against the menace of viruses on his person, his animals, his crop plants and other plants useful to him from the beginning of history. The skin . lesions on the mummified body of an Egyptian ...
  • Microbes: Unseen Agents of Economic Development 

    Odeyemi, Olu (Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 2008-07-08)
    This inaugural lecture is entitled "Microbes: Unseen agents of economic development" in order to focus our attention on the beneficial microorganisms and the economic power of microbes that have now transformed the small ...
  • Medicinal Plants, Parasites and Snails in Health 

    Adewunmi, Clement O. (Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 1999-03-16)
    The dominion of man over living and non-living things is the major attribute possessed by him in conquering his environment and space. This lecture titled “Medicinal Plants, Parasites and Snails in Health” deals with our ...
  • Insects and Human Welfare with Special Reference to their Role in Agricultural Production 

    Adenuga, A. O. (Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 1978-10-19)
    This I believe is the second ineugural Lecture to be delivered by a Professor of Plant Science in this University but the first by a Nigerian Professor of Plant Science. My predecessor, Professor Duncan, who first ...
  • A Role for the University of Ife in Increasing Agricultural Production 

    Duncan, E. R. (Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 1974-04-30)
    My purpose in presenting this paper is to voice concerns about the production of food in relation to existing and expected needs, about present population trends, and to suggest that the University of Ife can play a ...