Research Publications

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2015

Low Cost Micropropagation of Local Varieties of Taro (Colocasia esculenta spp.)

British Biotechnology Journal 6(4): 136-145, Article no.BBJ.2015.036. ISSN: 2231–2927. Ngetich, A., Runo, Ombori, O, Ngugi, M, Kawaka, F., Perpetua, A. and Nkanata, G.
2015

Agrobacterium Mediated Transformation of Selected Maize Inbred Lines with pPZP200 towards Enhancement of Lysine and Methionine Content

Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 5(2):  www.iiste.org. ISSN 2224-3208.  ISSN 2225-093X Gacheri, P., Machuka, J., Ombori, O. and Bukachi, B.
2015

Regeneration of Kenyan Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) Genotypes. J. Plant Biochem.

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology  3: 147. doi:10.4172/2329-9029.1000147 Ngugi M.P., Oduor, R.O. Omwoyo, R.O., Njagi, J.M., Mgutu, A.J. and Cheruiyot R.C.
2015

Protective Effects of
Urtica dioica and Cimetidine® on Liver Function Following Acetaminophen Induced Hepatotoxicity in Mice 

Journal of Developing Drugs Juma KK*, Maina SG, Muriithi JN, Mwangi BM, Mworia KJ, Mwonjoria MJ, Ngeranwa JN and Mburu ND
2015 Hypoglycemic effect of Helichrysum odoratissimum in alloxan induced diabetic mice The Journal of Phytopharmacology 2015 Joan Murugi Njagi*, Mathew Piero Ngugi, Cromwell Mwiti Kibiti, Joseph Ngeranwa, Wilson Njue, Peter Gathumbi, Eliud Njagi
2015 Differential Utilization of CCR5 Molecules from Three East African Primate Species by the HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein International Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry David N. Mburu
2015 Diabetes mellitus – a devastating metabolic disorder Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences M.N. Piero1*, G.M. Nzaro2, J.M. Njagi3
2015 Antipyretic Properties of Dichloromethane: Methanolic Leaf and Root Bark Extracts of Carissa edulis in Rats Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Gitahi S. Maina*, Mwangi B. Maina, Njagi J. Muriithi, Mworia J. Kiambi, Juma K. Kelvin, Aliyu Umar, Mwonjoria K. John, Njoroge W. Ann, Ngugi M. Piero, Mburu N. David
2015 Antinociceptive properties of dichloromethane: methanolic leaf and root bark extracts of Carissa edulis in rats The Journal of Phytopharmacology Ngugi M Piero1*, Kimuni NS1, Ngeranwa NJ1, Orinda OG1, Njagi MJ2, Maina D3, Agyirifo SD1, Gathumbi K4, King’e WS5 and Njagi Eliud EN1
2015 Antidiabetic and Safety of Lantana rhodesiensis in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats Journal of Developing Drugs Ngugi M Piero1*, Kimuni NS1, Ngeranwa NJ1, Orinda OG1, Njagi MJ2, Maina D3, Agyirifo SD1, Gathumbi K4, King’e WS5 and Njagi Eliud EN1
2015 A Review of the Biochemical, Hematological and Histological Modulations in Acetaminophen Induced Hepatoxicity and the Potential of Urtica Dioica in the Regeneration of the Liver J Drug Metab Toxicol Kelvin K Juma*, Ngeranwa JN Joseph and Mburu N David
2014

No Apparent Reduction in Schistosome Burden or Genetic Diversity Following Four Years of School-Based Mass Drug Administration in Mwea, Central Kenya, a Heavy Transmission Area

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Agola E. Lelo1*, David N. Mburu2, Gabriel N. Magoma3, Ben N. Mungai1, Jimmy H. Kihara1, Ibrahim N. Mwangi1, Geoffrey M. Maina1, Joseph M. Kinuthia1, Martin W. Mutuku1, Eric S. Loker4, Gerald M. Mkoji1, Michelle L. Steinauer5

2014

Effect of the medium used in the growth of Agrobacterium strain on subsequent gus expression of the infected immature zygotic embryos of the tropical maizwe line.

Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter 87: 17-18. ISSN 1090-4573.

Ombori, O., Muoma, J.O. and Machuka, J.

2014

Agrobacterium mediated Transformation of leaf derived callus of tropical maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines.

Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter 87: 18-19. ISSN 1090-4573.

Ombori, O., Muoma, J.O. and Machuka, J.

2014

Combining ability for beta-carotene and important quantitate traits in cassavaf1 population.

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Vol. 6(2), pp. 26-30.

Njenga, P., Edema, R. and Kamau, J

2014 Molecular detection and phylogenetic analysis of Kenyan human bocavirus isolates J Infect Dev Ctries 2014 Dennis Misigo1,2, Dufton Mwaengo3, David Mburu4
2014 Symbiotic Efficiency of Native Rhizobia Nodulating Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Soils of Western Kenya International Scholarly Research Notices, 2014, Article ID 258497 Kawaka, F, Dida, M.M., Opala, P.A., Ombori, O., Maingi, J., Osoro, N. Muthini, M. Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D. and Muoma, J.

2014

Effects of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes 1 [mart.] solms) compost on growth and yield of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Lake Victoria Basin

European International Journal of Science and Technology, 3 (7):  173-186. ISSN: 2304-9693

Osoro, N.O, Kawaka, F, Naluyange, V, Ombori, O, Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A, Mukaminega, D., Muthini, M. and Maingi, J.M.

2014 Low Cost Macronutrients in the Micropropagation of Selected Sweet Potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] Varieties Mvuria,

Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 3(1): 89-101. ISSN: 2334-2404.

Mvuria, J.M.  and Ombori, O.

2014

Farmers’ awareness level on the effect of partheniumweed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) on agricultural production and itscontrol in Nyando division, Kenya

International Journal of Agriculture. Photon125, 305-310

Mutua B.M., Muriithi J.K. & Omwoyo Ombori

2014 Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Selected Kenyan Maize (Zea mays L.) Genotypes by Introgression of Nicotiana Protein Kinase (npk1) to Enhance Drought Tolerance American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2014, 5, 863-883 John Vincent Omondi Muoma & Omwoyo Ombori
2014 Morphological assessment and effectiveness of indigenous rhizobia isolates that nodulate P. vulgaris in water hyacinth compost testing field in Lake Victoria Basin British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 4(5): 718-738. www.sciencedomain.org Muthini, M., Maingi, J.M., Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D., Osoro, N. Mgutu, A and Ombori, O.
2014 Effects of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [mart.] solms) compost on growth and yield parameters of maize (Zea mays). British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 4(4): 616-633. Osoro, N., Ombori, O., Muthini, M., Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D., Muthini, M. and Maingi, J.M.
2014 Effects of Cabbage Tissue and Calcium Hypochlorite on Soil Fertility and Yields of Selected Solanaceous Crops Annual Research and Review in Biology, 4(3) 547-559 E. K. Kago, Z. M. Kinyua, P. O. Okemo and J. M. Maingi
2013 The CosmoALEPH Collaboration. Spectrum and charge ratio of vertical cosmic ray muons up to momenta of 2.5 TeV/c.

Astroparticle Physics 49 (2013) 1–5

M. Schmelling, N.O. Hashim, C. Grupen, S. Luitz, F. Maciuc, A. Mailov, A.-S. Müller,
H.-G. Sander, S. Schmeling, R. Tcaciuc, H. Wachsmuth, T. Ziegler, K. Zuber,

2013 Antibiotic Resistance of Fecal Bacteria indicators and Pathogens Isolated from Sludge and Wastewaters of Abattoirs in Nairobi, Kenya Journal of Biology, 1(5): 106-11. ISSN 2052-0751 Atieno R.Nyamboya, Owour P. Okemo and Omwoyo Ombori
2013 Water-borne bacterial pathogens in surface waters of Nairobi River and health implication to communities downstream Athi River International Journal of Life Science and Pharma Research 3(1), 4-9 Abednego M. Musyoki, Mbaruk A. Suleiman, John N. Mbithi, and John M. Maingi
2013 Diurnal and seasonal variations of pathogenic bacteria in Dandora Sewage Treatment Plant wastewater, Nairobi, Kenya Journal of Research in Environmental Science and Toxicology, 2(2) 36-41 Abednego M. Musyoki, Mbaruk A. Suleiman, John N. Mbithi and John M. Maingi
2013 Efficacy of Brassica Tissue and ChalimTM on Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Journal of Biology , 01(01) 25-32 E.K. Kago, Z.M. Kinyua, P.O. Okemo and J.M. Maingi
2013 Managing Soybean for Enhanced Food Production and Soil Bio-Fertility in Smallholder Systems through Maximized Fertilizer Use Efficiency International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 3(5) 191-197 Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru, John Muthini Maingi, Richard Cheruiyot, Gitonga Nkanata Mburugu
2013 Variation in Nitrogen Fixation among Three Bush Bean Cultivars Grown in Kenya when Inoculated with Three Rhizobia Strains Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3 (11) 748-754 Gibson Kamau Gicharu, Nkanata Mburugu Gitonga, Hamadi Boga, Richard Chelule Cheruiyot and John M. Maingi
2013 Effect of inoculating selected climbing bean cultivars with different rhizobia strains on nitrogen fixation. Online International Journal of Microbiology Research 1(2), 25-31 Gicharu, G.K., Gitonga, N.M, Boga H, Cheruiyot R.C., and Maingi J.M.
2013 Analysis of the effects of di-electric heating on common food bacterial pathogens: Evaluation based on antibiotic susceptibility and infective doses Greener Journal of Biological Sciences 3(6), 220-228 Maureen Khatiera Luvanda, John Maingi, Paul Okemo,Yang E
2013 Isolation of High Antibiotic Resistant Fecal Bacteria Indicators, Salmonella and Vibrio Species from Raw Abattoirs Sewage in Peri-Urban Locations of Nairobi, Kenya Greener Journal of Biological Sciences 3(5): 172-178. Nyamboya Rosemary Atieno, Okemo Paul Owuor & Ombori Omwoyo
2013

Oxidation of Cyclic Amines by Molybdenum(ii) and Tungsten(ii) Halocarbonyls, [m(Co)4x2]2 (m = Mo, w; x = Cl, Br)

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2013, 27(2), 1-8. Naftali T. Muriithi, Charles O. Onindo, Harun M. Mbuvi and Dickson M. Andala
2013 Development of an RNA-interference procedure for gene knockdown in the poultry red mite, Dermanysus gallinae: Studies on Histamine Releasing Factor and Cathepsin-D African Journal of Biotechnology Lucy M. Kamau, Harry W. Wright, Alasdair J. Nisbet, Alan S. Bowman
2013 Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of selected tropical inbred and hybrid maize (Zea mays L.) lines. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 113(1): 11-23. Ombori, O., Muoma, J.V.O. and Machuka, J.
2013 Heavy metal and associated antibiotic resistance of fecal coliforms, fecal streptococci and pathogens isolated from wastewaters of abattoirs in Nairobi, Kenya Journal of Applied Biosciences 64:4858 – 4866 Nyamboya Rosemary Atieno, Okemo Paul Owuor and Ombori Omwoyo
2013 Anti-protozal activity of aporphine and protoberberine alkaloids from Annickia kummeriae (Engl. & Diels) Setten & Maas (Annonaceae). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 13:48, 1-10, 2013. Hamisi M. Malebo., Tanja Wenzler., Monical Cal., Sauda M. Swaleh., Maurice O. Omolo., Ahmed Hassanali., Urs Séquin., Daniel Häussinger., Petur Dalsgaard., Matthias Hamburger., Reto Brun and Isaiah O. Ndiege.
2013 Comparison of Volatile Blends and Nucleotide Sequences of Two Beauveria Bassiana Isolates of Different Virulence and Repellency Towards the Termite Macrotermes Michealseni J Chem Ecol (2013) 39:101–108 D. M. Mburu & N. K. Maniania & A. Hassanali
2013 Two Pterocarpans and an Ester of Ferulic Acid from Erythrina melanacantha. Journal of Kenya Chemical Society. 7(1), 11 – 17, 2013. JKCS-ISSN 1811-5934. Stanley Tumbo., Richard Musau., Paul Tarus., Wilson Njue., Sauda Swaleh.
2013 Phenolic and Monoterpenoid Mosquito Repellants of Headspace vapors of Conyza newii. Journal of Kenya Chemical Society, 7(1), 7-10, 2013. JKCS-ISSN1811-5934. Mayeku, Phillip Wafula., Ahmed Hassanali., Swaleh, Sauda.
2013 Evaluation of bacteriological quality of aircraft food at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya. Science Research 2013: (1): 1-8 Maina T.S.N., Kamau L., Kabiru E.W., Ogata B.R., Shitandi A.
2013 Leishmania parasite specific CD4+ synergizes and correlates positively with CD8+ T cells in the production of gamma interferon following immunization of the vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) model. Science Parasitology 14(1):7-19, March Mutiso JM, Macharia JC, Kiio MN, Mucheru PM, Onkoba WN, Maloba FC, Gicheru MM.
2013 Development of Leishmania vaccines: predicting the future from past and present experience. Journal of Biomedical Research 27(2): 85-102 Mutiso JM, Macharia JC, Kiio MN, Ichagichu JM, Rikoi H, Gicheru MM
2012 Immunization with Leishmania vaccine-Alum-BCG and montanide ISA 720 adjuvants induces low-grade type 2 cytokines and high levels of IgG2 subclass antibodies in the vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) model. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology 76: 471-477 Mutiso JM, Macharia JC, Taracha E, Gicheru MM
2012 Leishmania donovani whole cell antigen delivered with adjuvants protects against visceral leishmaniasis in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Journal of Biomedical Research 26(1):8-16 Mutiso JM, Macharia JC, Taracha E, Gicheru MM
2012 Safety and skin delayed -type hypersensitivity response in vervet monkeys immunized with Leishmania donovani sonicate antigen delivered with adjuvants. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo 54(1):37-41 Mutiso JM, Macharia JC, Taracha E, Wafula K, Rikoi H, Gicheru MM
2012 HERBAL MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS: A RAPIDLY EXPANDING RESEARCH AVENUE International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research NGUGI M. PIERO1*, NJAGI M. JOAN2, KIBITI M. CROMWELL3, NGERANWA J.N. JOSEPH1, NJAGI N.M. ELIUD1, NJUE M. WILSON4, GATHUMBI K. PETER5
2012 Chemical and mineral analyses of Mwea clays International Journal of Physical Sciences Vol. 7(44), pp. 5865-5869, Muriithi, N. T., Karoki K. B. and Gachanja A. N.
2012 Detection and identification of Rift Valley fever virus in mosquito vectors by quantitative real-time PCR. Virus Research. Mwaengo D, Lorenzo G, Iglesias J, Warigia M, Sang R, Bishop RP, Brun A.
2012 3-Mercaptopropionic Acid Capped Ga2Se3 nanocrystal-CYP3A4 Biosensor for the Determination of 17-Alpha-Ethinyl Estradiol in Water Nanohybrids, Vol 1, pgs 1-22 Ezo Nxusani, Peter M. Ndangili, Rasaq A. Olowu, Abongile N. Jijana, Tesfaye T. Waryo, Nazeem Jahed, Rachel F. Ajayi, Priscilla G.L. Baker, Emmanuel I. Iwuoha
2012

Faculty Assessment of the Status of Corporate Management in Public Universities in Kenya.

Herald Journal of Education and General Studies. Waswa, Fuchaka and Swaleh, Sauda.
2012 A distorted wave method applied to study the 23S and 23P excitation of helium atom by electron impact   Linturi, J M; Okumu, J.; Singh, C S
2012 Cost-effective nutrient sources for tissue culture of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

African Journal of Biotechnology
11(66):12964-12973.

Ogero, K., Gitonga N.M, Maina, M., Ombori, O. and Ngugi, M.
2012 Low Cost Tissue Culture Technology in the Regeneration of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam)

Research Journal of Biology 2(2):71-78

Ogero, K., Gitonga N.M., Maina, M., Ngugi, M. and Ombori, O
2012 In vitro micropropagation of cassava through low cost tissue culture

Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences4(3):205-209

Ogero, K., Gitonga N.M, Maina, M., Ombori, O. and Ngugi, M.
2012 Response of two sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) varieties regenerated on low cost tissue culture medium.

Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A & Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 2(5B):534-1250

Ogero, K., Gitonga N.M, Maina, M., Ombori, O. and Ngugi, M
2012 The identity of Sansevieria bagamoyensis Bradleya 30/2012 Leonard E. Newton
2012 Farmers' knowledge and perceptions of blister beetles, Hycleus spp. (Coleoptera: Meloidae), as pest herbivores of Desmodium legumes in western Kenya International Journal of Pest Management Lefulesele N. Lebesa, Zeyaur R. Khan, Kerstin Krüger, Toby J.A. Bruce, Ahmed Hassanali & John A. Pickett
2012 Ethnoknowledge of Bukusu community on livestock tick prevention and control in Bungoma district, western Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 140 (2012) 298– 324 Wycliffe Wanzalaa, Willem Takken, Wolfgang R. Mukabana, Achola O. Pala, Ahmed Hassanali
2012 Statistical Analysis Tools in the Study of Charge Transport Across Self Assembled Monolayers J. Phys. Chem C William Reus, Christian Nijhuis, Jabulani Barber, Martin M. Thuo, Simon Tricard, George
Whitesides
2012 Sun-dried cowpeas and amaranth leaves recipe improves ?-carotene and retinol levels in serum and hemoglobin concentration among preschool children European Journal of Nutrition Nawiri, Mildred P.; Nyambaka, Hudson; Murungi, Jane I.
2012 On the composition, structure, and texture of the surface of gallium-Indium Eutectic at Ambient Condition. J. Phys. Chem C Ludovico cademartiri, Thuo, Martin M., Christian A. Nijhuis, Jabulani Barber, Rana S. Sodhi, Peter
Brodersen, Choongik Kim, George M. Whitesides
2012 Understanding the mechanism of molecular rectifiers in AgTS-SAM//Ga2O3/EGaIn Junctions by altering the structure of the SAM   William Reus, Martin M. Thuo, Nathan Shapiro, and George M. Whitesides
2011 Responses of the blister beetle Hycleus apicicornis to visual stimuli Physiological Entomology (2011) 36, 220–229

Lef ulesele N. Lebesa, Zeyaur R. Khan, Ahmed Hassanali, John A. Pickett, Toby J. A. Bruce, Mattew Skellern and Kerstin Kruger

2011 Comparison of volatile blends and gene sequences of two isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae of different virulence and repellency toward the termite Macrotermes michaelseni The Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 956-962 David M. Mburu, Mary W. Ndung'u, Nguya K. Maniania and Ahmed Hassanali
2011 Hypoglycemic Activity of Some Kenyan Plants Traditionally used to Manage Diabetes Mellitus in Eastern Province   Ngugi M Piero1*, Murugi N Joan1, Kibiti M Cromwell1, Ngeranwa J Joseph1, Njue M Wilson2, Maina Daniel3, Gathumbi K Peter4 and Njagi N Eliud1
2011 Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites Phytochemistry Michael A. Birkett, Ahmed Hassanali, Solveig Hoglund, Jan Pettersson, John A. Pickett
2011 Structure-activity studies of modified citrus limonoids as antifeedants for Colorado potato beetle larvae, Leptinotarsa decemlineata   Hassanali, Ahmed; Mendel, Michael J.; Alford, A. Randall; Mohammed, S. Rajab; Bentley, Michael D.
2011 Diel Behavioral Activity Patterns in Adult Solitarious Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk°al) Hindawi Publishing Corporation Psyche Volume 2011, Article ID 459315, 9 pages doi:10.1155/2011/459315 Sidi Ould Ely, Peter G. N. Njagi, Magzoub Omer Bashir, Salah El-TomEl-Amin, and Ahmed Hassanali

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