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Dr. Petronella T. Saidi


BSc Hons Agric, MSc and PhD

Academic Appointments:

Chair Person

Research Interests:

Faculty: Agriculture Environment And Food Systems
Department: Livestock Sciences
Research Category: Environment & Agriculture


Tinarwo, J., Mvumi, B. M., Saidi, P. T., Benhura, C., & Manditsera, F. A. (2021). Effect of heat treatment on selected macronutrients in the wild harvested edible ground cricket, Henicus whellani Chopard. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 41(3), 2051-2058.

Hamandishe, V. R., Saidi, P. T., Gumbo, J., & Nhiwatiwa, T. (2021). Diet composition of Oreochromis niloticus from selected impoundments of different states, with special focus on toxigenic cyanobacteria identified using molecular techniques. Scientific African, 13, e00871.
Hamandishe, V. R., Saidi, P. T., Imbayarwo-Chikosi, V. E., & Nhiwatiwa, T. (2018). A comparative evaluation of carcass quality, nutritional value, and consumer preference of Oreochromis niloticus from two impoundments with different pollution levels in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Food Science, 2018.

Zvavahera, C. C., Hamandishe, V. R., Saidi, P. T., Imbayarwo-Chikosi, V. E., & Nhiwatiwa, T. (2018). Growth performance, survival and breeding of Oreochromis niloticus and Oreochromis macrochir reared under greenhouse conditions. Aquatic Research, 1(1), 1-11.

Zvavahera, C. C., Hamandishe, V. R., Saidi, P. P., Saidi, P. T., Imbayarwo, V. E., & Nhiwatiwa, T. (2018). Modification of the Oreochromis Spp. Aquaculture Production Environment Using Greenhouses. Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research, 4(2), 64-72.

Ncube, S., Halimani, T. E., Mwale, M., & Saidi, P. T. (2017). Effect of Acacia angustissima leaf meal on the physiology of broiler intestines. J. Agric. Sci, 9(2), 53-57.

El-Leboudy, A. A., Amer, A. A., & El-Mohsen, S. A. (2015). Detection of Some Pathogenic Organisms from Dairy Farm Milk. Alexandria Journal for Veterinary Sciences, 44(1).

Mhone, T. A., Matope, G., & Saidi, P. T. (2011). Aerobic bacterial, coliform, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus counts of raw and processed milk from selected smallholder dairy farms of Zimbabwe. International journal of food microbiology, 151(2), 223-228.

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