School of Pure and Applied Sciences Publications

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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

Compatibility of Rhizobium inoculant and water hyacinth compost formulations in Rosecoco bean and consequences on Aphis fabae and Colletotrichum lindemuthianum infestations.

Applied Soil Ecology 76, 68– 77

Victoria Naluyange, Dennis M.W. Ochieno, John M. Maingi, Omwoyo Ombori, Dative Mukaminega, Alice Amoding, Martins Odendo, Sheila A. Okoth, William A.Shivoga and John V.O. Muoma

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. Muthini, M., Maingi, J.M., Muoma, J.O., Amoding, A., Mukaminega, D., Osoro, N. Mgutu, A and Ombori, O.
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. 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 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.N., Owour, O.P. and Omwoyo, O.
2013 Spectrum and charge ratio of vertical cosmic ray muons upto momenta of 2.5 TeV/c. Astroparticle Physics 49 pages 1-5 M.Schmelling, N.O. Hashim, C.Grupen, S. Luitz, F. Maciuc, A. Mailov, A-S. Mueller, H.-G. Sander, S.Schmelling, R. Tcaciuc, H. Wachsmuth, T. Ziegler, K. Zuber (The CosmoALEPH Collaboration)
2013 Lead contamination of traditional hand-dug wells in parts of Kwale County, Kenya. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 8(17), 835-839 Chege, M. W., Hashim, N. O., Merenga, A. S. and Tschiersch, J.
2013 Physico-chemical analysis of groundwater in the Gazi-Mrima Hill region of Kwale County, Kenya. Asian Journal of Science and Technology, 4(5), 055-058 Chege, M. W., Hashim, N. O. and Merenga, A. S.
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

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 Population specific reference ranges of CD3, CD4 and CD8 lymphocyte subsets among healthy Kenyans. AIDS Res Ther. Nov 7;10(1):24. Erick M Bosire, A.K Nyamache, Michael M Gicheru, Raphael W Lihana,Vincent Okoth and Samoel A Khamadi
2013 Prevalence of hepatitis B and C viral co-infections among HIV-1 infected individuals in Nairobi, Kenya BMC Research notes, 6:363 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-363 Beatrice Mukami Muriuki, Michael Muita Gicheru, Dorcas Wachira, Anthony Kebira Nyamache and Samoel Ashimosi Khamadi
2013 Circulating Trends of non B HIV type 1 subtypes among Kenyan individuals Journal of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 29(2): 400-403 Nyamache AK, A.W Muigai, SA Khamadi
2013 Profile of HIV-1 Co-Receptor Tropism among Kenyan patients from 2009 to 2010 Journal of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses; 29, 8, 1105-1109 Nyamache A.K, Muigai A.W, Khamadi S.A.
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.