Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Snake Biology

Mohammad Manjur Shah

Maitama Sule University Kano

Dr. Mohammad Manjur Shah obtained Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He is a pioneer in the field of insect parasitic nematodes in the North East Part of India. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship twice under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India before joining the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Nigeria.

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Umar Sharif

Yusuf Maitama Sule University

Dr. Umar Sharif got M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Byero University, Nigeria, a well renowned Federal University in Nigeria. He is a member of various scientific societies in Nigeria and well versed in various fields of Biology with constructive criticism and review. He has presented his findings in various conferences and published papers in journals of International repute.

Tijjani Rufai Buhari

Yusuf Maitama Sule University

Dr. Buhari obtained Ph.D. from Universiti Putra Malaysia. At present, he is Dean, Faculty of Science, Yusuf Maitama Sule University. From 2007 onwards, he has been engaged in teaching and research as well on various aspects of biology namely Developmental Biology, Embryology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Genetics, General Biology, Food and Nutrition, Food Sanitation.

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Tijjani Sabiu Imam

Bayero University Kano

Dr. Tijjani Sabiu Imam obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Biology from BUK, Nigeria. Currently, he is Head of the Department of Biology, Byero University, Kano. He has published his findings in various journals of the national and international journal as well as in proceedings of scientific conferences, seminars, congregations, workshops. His main area of research is Environmental Biology, Parasitology as well as public health.

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Snakes Diversity Poisonous Snakes Non-Poisonous Snakes Anti-Venom Drugs Shortages Snake-Senses Vision Defense-Mechanism Clinical Manifestation Plant Extract-Application Antivenom–Application

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Snakes play a very important role in our ecosystem and help in balancing the food web, regulating the population of their prey thereby helping from losing huge economic loss in controlling pests. They also exhibit both predator and prey characteristics and help in maintaining biodiversity on earth for future sustainable development. The present book is being conceptualized keeping in view of their extreme ecological importance.

The present book will be mainly focused on the Biodiversity of aquatic and terrestrial snakes; Poisonous and non-poisonous snakes and their role in ecological functions; Recent advances in the development of snake anti-venom drugs: challenges and prospects; Snake senses, vision, diet, and reproduction; Molecular structure, classes, and mechanism of action snake venom: Immune system response towards snake venom and clinical application of venom in treating diseases; Snakebite: Traditional versus scientific method of saving life towards man and animals. This valuable comprehensive information will surely benefit a larger audience.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 29th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: July 27th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: September 25th 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: December 14th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: February 12th 2022

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Mohammad Manjur Shah

Maitama Sule University Kano

Dr. Mohammad Manjur Shah , born in the state of Manipur obtained Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2003. He is a pioneer in the field of insect parasitic nematodes in the North East Part of India. He has presented his findings in several conferences and published his articles in various reputed international journals. He completed post-doctoral fellowship twice under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India before joining the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria. Apart from the present book, he has already edited six books with IntechOpen. He is also the reviewer of several journals of international repute. He has been listed in various biographies published from the USA and UK. At present he is working as an Associate Professor in Biology at the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria

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