dr gakii

Title/Qualifications: Prof. Ph.D
Department of Zoological Sciences
Contact Address:
Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
 Position: Senior Lecturer
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  1. Mueke, J.M., Manglitz, G. R. and Kerh, W. R. (1978) Pea Aphid: Interaction of Insecticides and Alfalfa Varieties. Jour.Eco.Ent.71:61-66.
  2. Mueke, J.M., Manglitz, G. R. and Kerh, W. R. (1978). Effects of insecticides and resistant alfalfa on spotted aphid and alfalfa weevil. Rept. No. 7. Nebraska Research Bull.
  3. Mueke, J. M. (1979). Interaction of insecticides and alfalfa varieties (I presented this paper at XI International Congress of Plant Protection Symposium of Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  4. Mueke, J.M. and Kerel, A. (1978). Management of Insect Pests in mixed cropping system in Kiambu District, Kenya. In: Plant Protection programme report, University of Nairobi. (Edited by C.N. Karue and P.M. Mukanya).
  5. Mueke, J.M. (1979). A preliminary screening of seventeen bean varieties for beanfly resistance. In "plant protection programme report. University of Nairobi 1979". (Edited by C.N.Karue and P.M. Mukanya) pp. 59-72.
  6. Manglitz, C.R., Kerth, W.R. Meek, J.M., Campbell, J.B. Ogden, R.L. and Miller, T.P. (1980). Alfalfa Insect Management Studies, 1971 - 77, Res.Bull.293.
  7. Mueke, J.M. (1980). Drug use and addiction among Kenyan School Children. UNICEF.
  8. Mueke, J.M. (1984). A Preliminary survey of the infestation and damage caused on apple mangoes by mango weevil Cryporrynchus sternochetus mangiferae in Malindi, Kenya. Kenya Journ. Sci. and Tech. Series B. (1984) 5:11 - 13.
  9. Mueke, J.M. (1984). Varietal susceptibility of cowpeas to Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). E. Afr.Agric. For. Jour. 49 (3) 84- 88.
  10. Ojero, M.O. and Mueke, J.M. (1985). Resistance of four potato varieties to the potato tuber moth phthorimaea operaculella Zell. In storage. Insect Sci.Applic. 6(2) 205-207.
  11. Mueke, J.M. and Ndonga, M.F.O. (1985). Control of Potato Tuber Moth on four potato varieties using insecticides. Kenya Journ. Sci. and Tech. 6(2): 89-91.
  12. Macharia, M. and Mueke, J.M. (1986). Resistance of barley varieties to barley fly Delia flavipasis Stein (Diptera: Anthmylidae). Insect Sci.Applic. 7 (1) 75 - 77
  13. Nderitu, J.H. and Mueke, J.M. (1986). Field evaluation of foliar and soil insecticides for the control of aphids on potatoes in Kenya. Insect Sci. Applic. 7 (5) 667 - 675.
  14. Nderitu, J.H. and Mueke, J.M. (1986). Aphid infestation on eight potato cultivars (Solarium tuberosum L.) in Kenya. Insect Sci.Applic. & (5) 677 - 682.
  15. Macharia, M. and Mueke, J.M. (1986). Control of barley fly Delia flavibasis Stein (Diptera: Anthomylidae) on barley with insecticides. Kenya Jour.Sci. and Tech. 7(2) 15-19.
  16. Mueke, J.M. and Katanga, J.K.A. (1986). The use of vegetable oils and ash in the protection of cowpea seeds (Vigna unguiculata L.Walp) against Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Coleoptera:Bruchidae). E.Afric. Jour.52(1) 101 - 105.
  17. Mueke, J.M. (1987). Infestation and damage caused on cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata (Walp) by Apion pullus Coheman (Coleoptera: Apioninae) in dry farming cowpea growing area, Kenya, Jour.Sci. and Tech. 8 (1): 31 - 35.
  18. Nderitu, J.H. and Mueke, J.M. (1989). Susceptibility of eight potato cultivars to Myzuz pericae Silver in the Green House. Insect Sci. Applic. 10 (2) 229 - 234.
  19. Nderitu, J. H., Kayumbo, H. Y. and Mueke, J. M. (1990). Beanfly on common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Kenya. Insect Sci. Applic. 1I (1) 35 - 41.
  20. Nderitu, J. H., Kayumbo, H. Y. and Mueke, J. M. (1990). Effect of date of sowing on beanfly infestation on the bean crop. Insect Sci.Applic. 11 (2) 97 - 101.
  21. Kamau, A. W., Mueke, J.M. and Khaemba, B. M. (1992). Resistance of tomato varieties to the tomato russet mite. Aculops lycopersici (massea) (Acarina: Eriphyidae). Insect Sci. Applic. 18 (8) 351 - 356.
  22. Macharia Gethi, E., Omolo, O. and Mueke, J. M. (1993). The effect of intercropping on relative resistance and susceptibility of cowpea cultivars to Maruca testulalis Geyer when in mono and when intercropped with maize. Insect Sci. Applic. 14 (3) 305 - 313.
  23. Kioko, E. N., Overholt, W. A. and Mueke, J. M. (1993) Larval development In Chilo Orchchalcociliellus and Chilo partellus: a comparative study in the laboratory: proceedings of the 10th meeting and scientific conference of theAfrican association of insect scientists (5 - 10th September, 1993) Mombasa, Kenya.
  24. Kioko, E.N., Overholt, W. A., Omwega, C.O. and Mueke, J. M. (1995). Taxonomic significance of enzymes in two stem-borers (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) of maize and sorghum in Kenya. African Entomology. 3 (2) 167 - 171
  25. Macharia Gethi, E., Omolo, O. and Mueke, J. M. (1996). Incidence of flower Bud Thrips, Megalurothrips Sjostedti Trybom (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on resistant and susceptible cowpea cultivars when intercropped with maize, E. Afri.Agric. For. Jour. 61 (2), 147 - 154.
  26. Songa, J.M., Mueke, J. M., Overholt, W. A. and Okelo, R.O. (1998). Distribution of Pests of maize (Zea mays L), with emphasis on stemborers and their management in semi-arid eastern Kenya - a farmer's perspective. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Crop Protection Conference (16th - 17th September, 1998). National Agricultural Research Laboratories (KARI). (Edited by G. Farrell and G. N. Kibata).
  27. Kioko E.N., Raina, S. K. and Mueke, J. M. (2000). Survey on diversity of wild silkmoth in East Africa. East African Journal of Science 2 (1): 1 - 6.
  28. Kioko, E.N., Raina, S.K. and Mueke, J. M. (1999). Conservation of the African Wilk Silkmoths for Economic Incentives to Rural Communities of the Kakamega Forest in Kenya. Int. Jour. Wild silkmoth and Silk (4) 1 - 5.
  29. Kioko, E.N., Raina, S.K., Mueke, J. M. and Chimtawi, M. (1994). Chorion Structure and Egg size of the African Wild Silkmoths, Argema mimosae and Gonometa Sp (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea) in Kenya. Int. Jour. Silkmoth and Silk. (4) 43 - 46.
  30. Songa, J. M., Overholt, W. A., Mueke, J. M. and Okelo, R. O. (2001). Colonisation of Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Branconidae) in stemborers in the semi-arid Eastern Province of Kenya. Insect Sci. Applic., 21 (4) 289-295.
  31. Songa, J.M., Overholt, W.A., Mueke, J.M. and Okelo, R.O. (2002). Farmers’ perception of aspects of maize production systems and pests in semi-arid Eastern Kenya: factors influencing occurrence and control of stemborers. International Journal of pest management, 48 (1) I-II.
  32. Songa, J.M., Overholt, W.A., Okelo, R.O. and Mueke, J.M. (2002) Control of Lepidopteran stemborers in maize by indigenous parasitoids in semi-arid areas of Eastern Kenya. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 20: 77-90.
  33. Songa, J.M., Overholt, W.A. Okelo, R.O. and Mueke, J.M. (2002). Regional distribution of lepidopteran stemborers and their parasitoids among wild grasses in the semi-arid eastern Kenya. African Journal of Crop Science 10(2): 183-194.
  34. Gitonga, L.M., Overholt, W.A. Lohr, B., Magambo, J.K. and Mueke, J.M. (2002). Functional response of Orius albidipennis (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) to Megalurothrips sjostedti (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Biological Control, 24 (2002)1-6.
  35. Gitonga, L.M., Lohr, B., Overholt, W.A. Magambo, J.K. and Mueke, J.M. (2002). Temperature-dependent development of Megalurothrips sjostedti and Frankliniella accedentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). African Entomolopgy 10(2): 325-331.
  36. Gitonga, L. M., B. Lohr; W. A. Overholt; J.R. Magambo and J.M. Mueke (2002). Effects of temperature on the development of Orins albidipennis (Hemiplera: Anthocoridae), a preditor of the African legume flower thrips, Megalurothrips sjostedti (thy sanoptera: Thripidae). Insect Sci. Applic. 22(3): 215-220.
  37. Ngode, L., Mueke, J.M., Kairu, E. and Seshu Reddy, K.V. (2002). Effects of hot water treatment of banana planting material on establishment, yield and banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). East African Journal of Science. 3(2): 3-10.
  38. Akol, A.M., Sithanantham, S., Njagi, P.G.N., Verela, A. and Mueke, J.M. (2002). Relative safety of sprays of two neem insecticides to Diadegma mollipla (Holmgren), a parasitoid of diamondback moth: effects on adult longevity and foraging behaviour. Crop Protection. 21: 853 - 859.
  39. Dimbi, S., Maniania, N.K., Lux, S.A. and Mueke, J.M. (2002). Pathogenecity of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana to three species of tephritid fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata, C. cosyra and C. fasciventris. Mycopathologia. 156: 375-382.
  40. Dimbi, S., Maniania, N.K., Lux, S.A. and Mueke, J.M. (2002). Effect of constant temperatures on germination, radical growth and virulence of Metarhizium anisopliae to three species of African fruit flies. Biological Control 49:83-94.
  41. Akol, A.M., Sithanantham, S. Varela, A.M., Mueke, J.M. and Okelo, R.O. (2003). Effects of two neem insecticide formulations on the attractiveness, acceptability and suitability of diamondback moth larvae to the parasitoid, Diadegma mollipla (Holmgren) Hym., Ichneumoidae). Journal of Appl. Entomol. 127: 325 - 331.
  42. Chinwada, P., Overholt, W.A., Omwega, C.O. and Mueke, J.M. (2003). Geographic differences in host acceptance and suitability of two Cotesia sesamiae populations in Zimbabwe. Biological Control. 28: 354-359.
  43. Maranga, R. O.: A. Hassanali; G.P. Kaaya and J.M. Mueke (2003). Attraction of Ambiyomma variegatum (ticks) to attraction – aggregation- attachment – pheromone with or without carbaon dioxide. Experimental and Applied Acarology 29: 121-130.
  44. Ngode, L., Mueke, J.M., Kairu, E. and Seshu Reddy, K.V. (2004). Farm management practices and their effects on yield, disease incidence and pest density of banana and groundnut in Western Kenya: Planting density, intercropping and banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus. Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) trapping. East African Journal of Life Sciences 5(2): 75-85.
  45. Kalyebi, A., Overholt, W.A., Schilthess, F., Mueke J.M. and Hassan, S.A. (2005) Functional response of six indigenous trichogrammatid egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) in Kenya: influence of temperature and relative humidity. Biological Control 32 (164-171).
  46. Kalyebi, A., Sithanantham, W.A., Overholt, S.A., Hassan, S.A. and Mueke, J.M. (2005). Parasitism capacity, longevity and progeny production of six indigenous Kenyan trichogrammatidae) at different temperature and humidity regimes. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 15(3): 255-270.
  47. Muturi, J.J., Ngi-song, A.J., Schulthess, F, Mueke, J.M. and Setamou, M. (2005). Location of stemborer pupae in various host plants and implications for the performance of natural enemies with emphasis on the pupal parasitoid Xanthopimpla stemmator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 25 (1) 12-18.
  48. Muli, E.M., Raina, S.K. and Mueke, J.M. (2005). Royal jelly production in East Africa: Performance potential of the honey bees, Apis mellifera scutellata and Apis mellifera monticola in Kenya. Journal of Apicultural Research. 44(4): 137-140.
  49. Muturi, J.J., Adele, J., Ngi-song, A.J., Mueke, J.M., Setamou, M.,Schultness, F. and Jiang, N. (2006). Multiparasitism by the pupal parasitoids, Xanthopimpla stemmator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) and Pediobius furvus (hymenoptera: Eulophidae) on two Africa. Cereal stemborers, Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae and Busseola fusca (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae). Biological Science and Technology. 16 (1/2): 49-60.
  50. Maranga, R.O., Hassanali, A., Kaaya, G.P. and Mueke, J.M. (206). Performance of a prototype baited-trap in attracting and infesting the tick Amblyomma variegatum (Acari: Ixodidae) in field experiments. Experimental and Applied Acarology 38: 211-218.
  51. Maranga, R.O.; Hassanali; G.P. Kaaya and J. M. Mueke, (2005). Effects of combining the fungi Beanveria Bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae, on the mortality of Amblyomma variegatum (ixodidae) in relation to seasonal changes, Mycopathologia 159(4) 527-532. 
  52. Bruce, A.Y., F. Schulthess and J.M. Mueke (2006). Factors affecting the bionamics of the easter African eff parasitoid Trichogramma bournieri Pintureau and Baault (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 42 (3 -4 ): 423-431.
  53. Kauma, T.M.; F. Schulthess; J. M. Muke; C. O. Omwega and J. A. Ogwang (2006). Effect of wild grasses planted as border rows on stemborer infestations in Uganda. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 42 (3-4): 455-460.
  54. Hassan, M.M.; Z. R. Khan; J.M. Mueke; A. Hassanali, E. Kairu and J. A. Pickett (2007). Behaviour and biology of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) on Striga hermonthiea (Del.) Benth. infested maize plants. Crop Protection 26:998- 1005.
  55. Ngoka, B.M; Kioko, E.N.; Raina, S. K. and Mueke, J.M. (2007) Semi-captive rearing of the African wild silkmoth Gonometa postica (Lepidoptera:Lasio campidae) on an indigenours and a non-indigenous host plant in Kenya. International Journal of Tropical Insect Sci. 27(3)83-90).
  56. Mbahin N., Raina, S.K. Kioko, E. N. and Mueke, J. M. (2008). Spatical distribution of the silk cocoons nests and egg-clusters of the silkmoth: Anape Panda (Boisdural) and its host plant Bridelia micrantha (Hochst) in the Kakamega Forest of Western Kenya (2007). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 27 (314).
  57. Fening, O.K; Kioko, E. N.; Raina, S.K. and Mueke, J.M. (2008). Monitoring wild silkmoth, Gonometa postica, Walker, abundance, host plant diversity and distribution in Imba and Mumoni woodlands in Mwingi, Kenya. International Journal Biodiv. Sci. and Management 4(104-111).

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