Research Publications

Date Issued
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.


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.


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. 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

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 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

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

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
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 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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