Genetics and Biotechnology


Dr. N. C. Njoroge, Head


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  • Mulanda E. S., Adero M. O., Amugune N. O., Akunda E., and Kinyamario J.I. (2012). High- frequency regeneration of the drought-tolerant tree Melia volkensii Gurke using low-cost agrochemical Thidiazuron: Biotechnology Research International. Volume 2012, Article ID 818472, 5 pages doi:10.1155/2012/818472

  • Amugune, N.O., Anyango, B. and Mukiama, T.K. (2011). Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of common bean. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3:137 – 147. ISSN 1021-9730/2011.

  • Siameto, E. N., Okoth, S., Amugune, N. O., and. Chege, N. C (2011). Molecular characterization and identification of biocontrol isolates of Trichoderma harzianum from Embu district, Kenya. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 13: 81 – 90

  • Siameto E. N., Okoth, S. Amugune N. O, and Chege, N. C. (2010). Antagonism of Trichoderma harzianum isolates on soil borne plant pathogenic fungi from Embu District, Kenya. Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research Vol. 1(3), pp. 47-54,

  • Karuri, H. W., Amata, R., Amugune, N. and Waturu, C. (2010). Occurrence and distribution of soil nematodes in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) production areas of Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 5(14), pp. 1889-1896,

  • Karanja, J. Amugune, N. O. Ininda, J., Kimatu, J.N. and Danson, J.W. (2009). Microsatellite analysis of the correlation between molecular and morphological traits in assorted maize inbred lines. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 133 – 144

  • Kanya, J.I., Kinyamario, J.I., Amugune, N.O. and Hauser, T.P. (2009). Dispersal distance of rice (Oryza Sativa L.) pollen at the Tana River delta in the coast province, Kenya. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 8 (10), pp. 2265-2270, 18 May, 2009. Available online at . ISSN 1684–5315 © 2009 Academic Journals.

  • Amugune, N. O., H. N. B. Gopalan and B. Bytebier (1994). In vitro culture of the passion fruit. Proceedings of the African Regional Symposium on Biotechnology for Rapid Development, 17-21 February, 1992, Nairobi, Kenya. African Biosciences Network, pp.134-139.

  • Amugune, N. O. H. N. B. Gopalan and B. Bytebier (1993). Leaf disc regeneration of passion fruit. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 99-104. 

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