Original Publications

2014 Original Publications

Edith Mnyazi Muwawa, Huxley Mae Makonde, Nancy L.M.Budambula, Zipporah Lagat Osiemo, Hamadi Iddi Boga (2014) Chemical properties associated with guts, soil and nest materials of Odontotermes and Macrotermes species from Kenya. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences.4(2), 253-263

Ye, Z. M., Dai, W. K., Jin, X. F., Gituru, R. W., Wang, Q. F., & Yang, C. F. (2014). Competition and facilitation among plants for pollination: can pollinator abundance shift the plant–plant interactions? Plant Ecology, 215(1), 3-13

Ngigi, A., Getenga, Z., Boga, H., and Ndalut, P. (2014). Isolation and Identification of Hexazinone-Degrading Bacterium from Sugarcane-Cultivated Soil in Kenya. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 92(3), 364-368.

Njoroge, S., Muigai, A. W. T., Njiruh, P. N., & Kariuki, S. (2014). Molecular Characterisation and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Escherichia coli Isolates from Goats Slaughtered in Parts of Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 90(3), 72-83.

Muriuki, J. K., Kuria, A. W., Muthuri, C. W., Mukuralinda, A., Simons, A. J., & Jamnadass, R. H. (2014). Testing Biodegradable Seedling Containers as an Alternative for Polythene Tubes in Tropical Small-Scale Tree Nurseries. Small-scale Forestry, 1-16.

Mutuku Christopher, Okemo Paul and Boga Hamadi (2014). Association of Metal Tolerance with Multidrug Resistance among Environmental Bacteria from wetlands of Lake Victoria Basin. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America. 5(1): 24-32.

Bugeme, D. M., Knapp, M., Ekesi, S., Chabi‐Olaye, A., Boga, H. I., & Maniania, N. K. (2014). Efficacy of Metarhizium anisopliae in controlling the two‐spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae on common bean in screen house and field experiments. Insect science.

MacFarlane, D. W., Kuyah, S., Mulia, R., Dietz, J., Muthuri, C., & Van Noordwijk, M. (2014). Evaluating a non-destructive method for calibrating tree biomass equations derived from tree branching architecture. Trees, 28(3), 807-817.

2013 Original Publications

Chen, L. Y., Chen, J. M., Gituru, R. W., & Wang, Q. F. (2013). Eurasian origin of Alismatidae inferred from statistical dispersal–vicariance analysis. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 67(1), 38-42.

Hellen Adhiambo Ogot, Hamadi Iddi Boga, Nancy Budambula, Muniru Tsanuo, Darius Otiato Andik (2013). Isolation, characterization and identification of Diazinon degrading bacteria from the soil and gut of macrotermes.  Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. 3(9), 70-79

Inoue, S., Muigai, A. W., Kubo, T., Sang, R., Morita, K., & Mwau, M. (2013). A real-time reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for the rapid detection of yellow fever virus. Journal of virological methods, 193(1), 23-27.

Karanja RHN., Njoroge G. N.,John M Kihoro, Mary W. Gikungu and L.E. Newton (2013).The Role of Bee Pollinators in Improving Berry Weight and Coffee Cup Quality. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 5( 4 ): 52 -55

Kuyah, S., Dietz, J., Muthuri, C., van Noordwijk, M., & Neufeldt, H. (2013). Allometry and partitioning of above-and below-ground biomass in farmed eucalyptus species dominant in Western Kenyan agricultural landscapes. biomass and bioenergy, 55, 276-284.

Kwange, S. O., Budambula, N. L., Kiptoo, M. K., Okoth, F., Ochwoto, M., Oduor, M., & Kimotho, J. H. (2013). Hepatitis B virus subgenotype A1, occurrence of subgenotype D4, and S gene mutations among voluntary blood donors in Kenya. Virus genes, 47(3), 448-455.

Li, X. X., Zou, Y., Xiao, C. L., Gituru, R. W., Guo, Y. H., & Yang, C. F. (2013). The differential contributions of herkogamy and dichogamy as mechanisms of avoiding self‐interference in four self‐incompatible Epimedium species. Journal of evolutionary biology, 26(9), 1949-1958.

Liao, K., Gituru, R. W., Guo, Y. H., & Wang, Q. F. (2013). Effects of floral herbivory on foraging behaviour of bumblebees and female reproductive success in Pedicularis gruina (Orobanchaceae). Flora-Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 208(10), 562-569.

Liao, Y.-Y., Yue, X.-L., Guo, Y.-H., Gituru, W. R., Wang, Q.-F. and Chen, J.-M. (2013), Genotypic diversity and genetic structure of populations of the distylous aquatic plant Nymphoides peltata (Menyanthaceae) in China. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 51: 536–544. doi: 10.1111/jse.12023

Makonde, H. M., Boga, H. I., Osiemo, Z., Mwirichia, R., Mackenzie, L. M., Göker, M., & Klenk, H. P. (2013). 16S-rRNA-based analysis of bacterial diversity in the gut of fungus-cultivating termites (Microtermes and Odontotermes species). Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 104(5), 869-883.

Mbogori, C., Muigai, A., & Kariuki, S. (2013). Detection and Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Toilet and Classroom Door Handles in Selected Secondary Schools in Nairobi County. Open Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2013.

Muya, S. M., Kamweya, A. M., Muigai, A. W., Kariuki, A., & Ngene, S. M. (2013). Using range condition assessment to optimize wildlife stocking in Tindress Wildlife Sanctuary, Nakuru District, Kenya. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 66(4), 410-418.

Ogot, H. A., Boga, H. I., Budambula, N., Tsanuo, M., Andika, D. O., & Ogola, H. J. (2013). Isolation, characterization and identification of roundup degrading bacteria from the soil and gut of Macrotermes michaelseni. International Journal of Microbiology and Mycology Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 31-38.

Ogot, H.A; Boga, H.I; Budambula, N.; Tsanuo, M.; Andika, D.O; Ogola, H.J. (2013). Isolation, characterization and identification of roundup degrading bacteria from the soil and gut of Macrotermes michaelseni.  Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 9, p. 70-79

Olale, K., Yenesew, A., Jamnadass, R., Sila, A., Aynekulu, E., Kuyah, S., & Shepherd, K. (2013). Limitations to Use of Infrared Spectroscopy for Rapid Determination of Carbon-Nitrogen and Wood Density for Tropical Species. Advances in Analytical Chemistry, 3(3), 21-28.

Onyango C. A, Gakuya L. W, Mathooko F. M, Maina J. M, Nyaberi M. O, Makobe M, Mwaura, F. (2013). Preservative effect of various indigenous plants on fermented milk from Maasai community of Kajiado County (pages 5935 – 5941).

Onyango C. A, Gakuya L. W, Mathooko F. M, Maina J. M, Nyaberi M. O, Makobe M, Mwaura F. (2013). Phytochemical studies on herbal plants commonly used for processing and preserving meat and milk. (59420 – 5948)

Ronoh, R. C., Budambula, N. L., Mwirichia, R. K., & Boga, H. I. (2013). Isolation and characterization of actinobacteria from Lake Magadi, Kenya. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 7(32), 4200-4206.

Schmitz, M., Flynn, D. F., Mwangi, P. N., Schmid, R., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Weisser, W. W., & Schmid, B. (2013). Consistent effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning under varying density and evenness. Folia Geobotanica, 48(3), 335-353.

Simba, Y. R., Kamwey, A. M., Mwangi, P. N., & Ochora, J. M. (2013). Impact of the Exotic Weed, Lantana Camara L. on Abundance of Native Plants in Nairobi National Park, Kenya: Implications for the Conservation of Wildlife. International Journal of Science and Research. Volume 2 Issue 8. pp. 294-300

Simba, Y. R., Kamwey, A. M., Mwangi, P. N., and Ochora, J. M. (2013). Impact of the invasive shrub, Lantana camara L. on soil properties in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. International Journal of Biodiversity andConservation. Vol. 5(12), pp. 803-809

2009 Original Publications

Budambula NLM and EC Mwachiro (2009) Isolation of 2-napthol utilising bacteria from Nairobi River. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology (in press).

Han Y.-C., Gituru WR, et al. 2009. Mating system and genetic diversity in natural populations of Nelumbo nucifera (Nelumbonaceae) detected by ISSR markers. Plant Systematics and Evolution 277 (1): 13 – 20.

Karuri, H. W., Ateka, E. M., Amata, R., Nyende, A.B.., and Muigai, AWT (2009). Morphological markers cannot reliably identify and classify sweet potato genotypes based on resistance to sweet potato virus disease and dry matter content: Journal of Applied Biosciences, Vol. 15: 820 – 828.

Karuri, H. W., Ateka, E. M., Amata, R., Nyende, A.B.., and Muigai, AWT (2009). Morphological markers cannot reliably identify and classify sweet potato genotypes based on resistance to sweet potato virus disease and dry matter content: Journal of Applied Biosciences, Vol. 15: 820 – 828.

Kuyah Shem, Muthuri, CW and Ong, C. 2009. Status of Eucalyptus in Meru Central, Kenya: A comparison between Cordia africana, Grevillea robusta and other trees commonly grown in the area. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology. Accepted, volume 11(1).

Kuyah, S, Muthuri, C. and Ong, C. 2009. Gas exchange responses of eucalyptus, C. africana and G. Robusta to varying soil moisture content in semi-arid (Thika) Kenya. Agroforestry Systems 75 (3): 239-249.

Kuyah, S, Muthuri, C. W. and Ong, C. 2009. Status of Eucalyptus in Meru Central, Kenya: A comparison between Cordia africana, Grevillea robusta and other trees commonly grown in the area. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology. Accepted, volume 11(1).

Kuyah, Shem., Muthuri, CW and Ong, C. K. 2009. Gas exchange and water use efficiency of trees and maize in agroforestry systems in semi-arid Kenya. Agroforestry Systems. 75(3): 239-249.

Muthuri, CW, Ong, C., Graigon, K. J., Mati, B. M., Ngumi, V. W. and Black, C. R. 2009. Chlorophyll content, gas exchange and water use efficiency of trees and crops in agroforestry systems in semi-arid Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 129:497-507.

Zhang, X. L., Gituru WR, Yang, C. F. and Guo, Y. H. 2009. Variations of floral traits among different life forms illustrate the evolution of pollination systems in Potamogeton species. Aquatic Botany 90(2): 124 – 128.

2008 Original Publications

Bugeme, D. M., Knapp, M, Boga HI, Wanjoya, A. K. and Maniania, N. K. 2008. Influence of temperature on virulence of fungal isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana to the Two-Spotted Spider Mite Tetranychus urticae. Mycopathologia. DOI 10.1007/s11046-008-9164-6 published online first.

Bugeme, D. M., Maniania, N. K., Knapp, M. and Boga HI 2008. Effect of temperature on virulence of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae isolates to Tetranychus evansi. Experimental and Applied Acarology. DO1 10.1007/s10493-008-9179-1 published online first.

Chen, J. M., Gituru WR, Fan L. and Wang, Q. -F. 2008. Chloroplast DNA phylogeography of the endemic alpine quillwort Isoetes hypsophila Hand. -Mazz. (Isoetaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 169(6): 792-798.

Dong, Y. H., Chen, J. M., Gituru WR and Wang, Q. F. 2008. Genetic variation in the endangered aquatic fern Ceratopteris thalictroides (Perkeriaceae): Implications from RAPD and ISSR data. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 157: 657 – 671.

Kuya Shem, Muthuri CW and Ong C. K. 2008. Growth and water use of eucalyptus hybrids, cordia africana and grevillea robusta in semi-arid (Thika) Kenya. East African Journal of Botany 1 (2) 95-114

Kuyah, S, Muthuri, C. And Ong, C. 2008. Comparative Performance and Water Use of Eucalyptus Hybrids, C. africana and G. Robusta in semi-arid (Thika) Kenya. East African Journal of Botany, 1(2): 95-114.

Makobe, MN, Kahangi, E. M., Misra, A. K. and Imbuga, M. O. (2008) The use of biotechnology in the search of hardy Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench cultivars. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology. 10(1): 3-25.

Matasyoh LG, Matasyoh JC, Wachira FN, Kinyua MG, Muigai AWT, Mukiama TK. (2008). Antimicrobial activity of essential oils of Ocimum gratissimum L. from different populations of Kenya. Afr. J. Trad. CAM 5 (2): 187 – 193.

Matasyoh LG, Wachira FN, Kinyua MG, Muigai AWT, Mukiama TK. (2008). Leaf storage conditions and genomic DNA isolation efficiency in Ocimum gratissimum L. from Kenya. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 (5), pp. 557-564

Njenga PK, J.R Mbogo and J.M Kamau (2008). A pictorial guide to medicinal plants of JKUAT. Natural remedies for good health. Volume 1. 41 pp.

Njenga PK, V.W. Ngumi, J.W Kahia, D.W Odee and V. Oeba (2008). Pollination ecology and breeding systems of Ixora scheffleri subsp keniensis (Rubiaceae), a critically endangered endemic Kenyan hardwood species. EAJOB Vol 2: 1 – 6.

Njoroge, GN., Ngamau, K., Wanjala, C. and Karanja R 2008. Pollination studies in various cropping systems in Mwingi: Case study of Agrobiodiversity. Project report F.A.O. 2007

Nzau B., S. Kariuki and NLM Budambula (2007) Antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium and Salmonella enterica serotype enteritids Proceedings of the 2008 JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference. Pages 227-233.

Oundo, J. O., Kariuki S.M., Boga HI, Muli, F. W. and Yoshio Iijima 2008. High incidence of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli among food handlers in three areas of kenya: A possible transmission route of travelers’ diarrhea. International Journal of Travel Medicine. 15:31-38

Tolo, F. M., Rukunga, G. M., Ochora, J, Muli, F. W., Eizuru, Y., Muthaura, C. N., Kimani, C. W. and Mungai, G. M. 2008. In vitro anti-viral effect of Kenyan Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth. against human Cytomegalovirus. East Afr. J. bot. 1(2): 115-124

Wahiu FW and NLM Budambula (2007) Characterization of bacterial contaminants in milk hawked at Kahawa West. Proceedings of the 2008 JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference. Pages 292-302.

Wanjohi, N. G. and Muthuri CW 2008. Forestry education for sustainable development in Kenya: The case of JKUAT. In Temu, A., Chamshama, S. A. O., Kung’u, J., Kaboggoza, J. R. S., Chikamai, B. and Kiwia, A. M. (eds.). New perspectives in forestry education. Nairobi, Kenya : World Agroforestry Centre – ICRAF pp. 160-170 ISBN: 978-92-9059-221-1.

Zhang, Y. W., Yang, C. F., Gituru WR and Guo, Y. H. 2008. Within-season adjustment of sex expression in females and hermaphrodites of the clonal gynodioecious herb Glechoma longituba (Lamiaceae). Ecological Research 23(5): 873-881.

2007 Original Publications

Boga, HI, Ji, R. Ludwig, F. and Brune, A. 2007. Sporotalea propionica gen. nov. sp. nov., a hydrogen-oxidizing, oxygen-reducing, propionigenic firmicute from the intestinal tract of a soil-feeding termite. Archives of Microbiology. 187:15-27.

Boga, HI, Okemo, P. O., Mwatha, W. E., Muthanga, J., Tsanuo, M. K. and Ikingura J. R. 2007. Heavy metal tolerance and antibiotic resistance profiles of gram-negative bacteria isolated from Lake Victoria, Kenya. Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology 3(2):20-26

Joel W. Ochieng, AWT Muigai and George N. Ude (2007). Localising genes using linkage disequilibrium in plants: integrating lessons from the medical genetics. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol 6 (6) pp 650-657

Joel W. Ochieng, AWT Muigai and George N. Ude (2007). Phylogentetics in plant biotechnology: principles, obstacles and opportunities for the resource poor. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol 6 (6) pp 639-649

Lelmen, E. K., Osir, E. O., Jefwa, J., Anyango, B. and Boga, HI 2007. Preliminary investigations reveal that Bacillus thuringiensis ?delta-endotoxin CryIA(c) incorporated in soil does not affect arbuscular mycorrhiza in Sorghum bicolor (L.) (Moench). Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology 3 (1):12-18.

Lexa G. Matasyoh, Josphat C. Matasyoh, Francis N. Wachira, Miriam G. Kinyua, AW T Muigai and Titus K. Mukiama (2007). Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum L. growing in Eastern Kenya. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol 6 (6) pp 760-765

Lucy Mwende Mackenzie. , Hamadi Iddi Boga. , AWT Muigai, Ellie Osir, Wilber Lwande, Martin Keller, Gerardo Toledo (2007). Bacterial Diversity in the Intestinal Tract of the fungus cultivating termite Macrotermes michaelseni (Sjöstedt). African Journal of Biotechnology Vol 6 (6) pp 658-667

Mackenzie, M. L., Muigai, A. T., Osir, E. O., Lwande, W., Keller, M., Toledo, G. and Boga, HI 2007. Bacterial diversity in the intestinal tract of the fungus-cultivating termite Macrotermes michaelseni (Sjöstedt). African Journal of Biotechnology 6:658-667

Makobe, MN, Misra, A. N., Imbuga, M. O. and Kahangi, E. M. (2007) Field Evaluation of Tissue cultured-regenerated sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench for development of salinity tolerance. East African Journal of Botany 1(1):18-32.

Matasyoh LG, Matasyoh JC, Wachira FN, Kinyua MG, Muigai AWT, Mukiama TK. (2007). Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum L. growing in Eastern Kenya. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 6 (6), pp 760-765.

Mwangi, P. N., Schmitz, M., Scherber, C., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., SCHERER‐LORENZEN, M. I. C. H. A. E. L., … & Schmid, B. (2007). Niche pre‐emption increases with species richness in experimental plant communities. Journal of Ecology, 95(1), 65-78.

Ngugi, D. K., Tsanuo, M. K. and Boga, HI 2007. Benzoic acid-degrading bacteria from the gut of the fungus cultivating Macrotermes michaelseni. Journal of Basic Microbiology 47:87-92.

Ochora J 2007. Agronomy and Commercialization of 12 Kenyan Aloe species. East African Journal of Botany 1(1): 12-17.

Ochora J, Linder H. P., Stock W. D. and Newton, L. E. 2007. Seed Morphology of Tropical African species of the subfamily Epidendroideae (Orchidaceae). East African Journal of Botany 1(1): 64-80.

Ong, C. K., Anyango, S., Muthuri, CW and Black, C.R. 2007. Water use and water productivity of agroforestry systems in semi-arid tropics. Annals of Arid Zone 46(3 & 4): 1-30.

Oundo, J. O., Boga, HI, and Muli, F. W. 2007. Virulence determinants of diarrhoegenic Escherichia coli-A mini review. Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology 3:36-45.

Tolo F. M., Rukunga , G. M., Muli F. W., Ochora J, Kurokawa M., Orwa J., Mungai. G. M., Muthaura C. N., Wanjiku, C. K. and Kofi-Tsepo, M. W. 2007. Antiviral formulations from Kenyan medicinal plants with activity against herpes simplex virus infection in mice. East African Journal of Botany 1(1): 33-45.