Thematic papers

  • WAGACHA J.M., E.W.MUTITU, J.W. MUTHOMI & F.B. MWAURA (2003). Translocation and persistence of antibiotics produced by Bacillus and Streptomyces spp. in the bean plant. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, 6: 81 – 84.
  • KAHINDI J.H.P., N. K. KARANJA , D. ODEE & F.B. MWAURA (2004). The Diversity of Biological Nitrogen-fixing Systems in Kenya. J. Trop. Microbiol. 3: 3-13.
  • MUTITU E.W., J.M. WAGACHA., J.W. MUTHOMI, & F.B. MWAURA, (2008). Control of bean rust on snap beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) using antibiotic metabolites produced by Bacillus and Streptomyces species. Bots. J Agric & Appl. Sci. Volm. 4 No.1 2008: 62 – 69.
  • NDATHE, J.K., F.B. MWAURA, J. NSUBA, L. BERGA, P.NDOLO, S.L. DOTY AND G.N. KAMAU 2010.Uptake and distribution of selected heavy metals by sweet potato plant varieties under greenhouse conditions Int. J of BiochemiPhysics. 18:21 – 35.
  • MUIGAI, P.G., P.M. SHIUNDU, F.B. MWAURA AND G.N. KAMAU 2010.Correlation between dissolved oxygen and total dissolved solids and their role in the eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya. Int. J of BiochemiPhysics 18:37 – 45.
  • MUIGAI, P.G., P.M. SHIUNDU, F.B. MWAURA AND G.N. KAMAU 2010. Phosphorous as the limiting nutrient element for the eutrophication of Nairobi dam, Kenya. Int. J of BiochemiPhysics 18:47 – 55.
  • KIBUNJA, C.N., F.B. MWAURA AND D.N. MUGENDI 2010. Long-term Land Management Effects on Soil Properties and Microbial Populations in a Maize-Bean Rotation at Kabete, Kenya. African J of Agric. Research 5 (2): 108 – 113.
  • Okoth, S; Nyongesa, B.; Ayugi V.; Kang’ethe E.; Korhonen H.; Joutsjoki V. 2012. Toxigenic Potential of Aspergillus Species Occurring on Maize Kernels from Two Agro- Ecological Zones in Kenya. Toxins 4: 991-1007
  • Musieba F, Sheila Okoth and Richard K. Mibey, Stella Wanjiku and Knight Moraa. 2012. Suitability of locally available substrates for cultivation of the Kenyan Pleurotus citrinopileatus Singer. Amer J.Food Tech 7 (10): 650-655
  • Jefwa Joyce Mnyazi, Sheila Okoth, Peter Wachira, Nancy Karanja, James Kahindi, Susan Njuguini, Stephen Ichami, Joseph Mung'atu, Peter Okoth, Jeroen Huising, 2012. Impact of land use types on occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Taita-Taveta district Kenya. J. of Agri., Ecosy. and Environ. 157: 32– 39
  • Otieno, P. K, Ochanda, J. O and Okoth, S 2012. A Short Communication-Isolation and characterization of Bacillus thuringiensis from coastal intertidal brackish sediments and from farmlands in Machakos District Kenya.J. Trop.Microbiol and Biotechnol 7(1): 16-20
  • Otieno, P. K, Ochanda, J. O and Okoth, S 2012. Evaluation of potency of native Bacillus thuringiensis against maize insect pests and aflatoxin producing fungi in Kenya J. Trop.Microbiol and Biotechnol 7(1): 9-15
  • Musieba F, Sheila Okoth and Richard K. Mibey, 2011. First record of the occurrence of Pleurotus citrinopileatus Singer on new hosts in Kenya. Agric. Biol. J. N. Am.2(9): 1304-1309
  • Okoth S. A and Kola M., 2012. Market samples as a source of chronic aflatoxin exposure in Kenya Afr J Health Sci. 2012; 20:56-61
  • Okoth S. A., Otadoh J. and Ochanda J., 2011. Improved seedling emergence and growth of maize and beans by Trichoderma harziunum. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems. 13: 65-71.
  • Kawaka J. F., J.W. Kimenju, G. Ayodo, S. W. Mwaniki, J.O. Muoma, S.O. Okoth, G. O. Orinda, 2011. Impact of land use on the distribution and diversity of entomopathogenic nematodes in Embu and Taita Districts, Kenya. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 13: 59-63.
  • Otadoh J. A., Okoth, S. A., Ochanda J. and Kahindi J, 2011. Assessment of Trichoderma isolates for virulence efficacy on Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Phaseoli. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems. 13: 99-107.
  • Siameto E. N., Okoth S., Amugune N. O. and Chege N. C., 2011. Molecular characteriszation and identification of biocontrol isolates of Trichoderma harziunum from Embu District, Kenya. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems.: 13: 81-90
  • Wachira P. M.,Okoth S, Kimenju K, Mibey R. K and Kiarie J, 2011. Effect of soil fertility management practices on nematode destroying fungi in Taita, Kenya. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems. 13: 43-49.
  • Okoth S. A. and E. Siameto, 2010. Suppression of Fusarium spp. in maize and beans by soil fertility management. Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research.Vol. 1(2); 35-43.
  • Siameto E. N., S. Okoth, N. O. Amugune, and N. N. Chege, 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); 47-54.
  • Okoth S. A. and Odhiambo J., 2009. Influence of soil chemical and physical properties on Trichoderma spp. occurrence in Taita Region, Kenya. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 11: 403-413.
  • Mwangi, M. W., Jefwa, J.M. Monda, E. O.and Okoth, S.A. 2009. Effect of Trichoderma harzianum and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth in tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill) seedlings and napier (Pennisetum purpureum l) and tea (Camellia sinensis L.) cuttings. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 11: 423-429.
  • Tom Ong’uti Osebe, David Odongo and Richard Bishop (2012) Molecular cloning, sequencing and recombinant expression of a putative tick protective antigen from three ixodid ticks. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 11(84), pp. 15072‐15081
  • Olds C, Mwaura S, Crowder D, Odongo D, van Oers M, Owen J, Bishop R, Daubenberger C. (2012) Immunization of cattle with Ra86 impedes Rhipicephalus appendiculatus nymphal‐to‐adult molting. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2012 Jun; 3(3):170‐8. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2012.03.003. Epub 2012 Jun 1.
  • Malak, A.K., Mpoke, L., Banak, J., Muriuki, S., Skilton, R., Odongo, D., Kiara, H (2012) Prevalence of livestock diseases and their impact on livelihoods in Central Equatoria State, southern Sudan Preventive Vet. Med 104:216‐223.
  • David Odongo Margaret Saimo, Stephen Mwaura, Just M. Vlak, Anthony J. Musoke, George W. Lubega, Richard Bishop and Monique M. van Oers (2011) Recombinant Rhipicephalus appendiculatus gut (Ra86) and salivary gland cement (Trp64) proteins as candidate antigens for inclusion in tick vaccines: protective effects of Ra86 on infestation with adult R. appendiculatus Vaccine: Development and Therapy, Dove press 2011:1 15–23.
  • Roger Pellé, Simon P Graham, Moses N Njahira, Julius Osaso, Rosemary M Saya, David O Odongo, Philip G Toye, Paul R Spooner, Anthony J Musoke, Duncan M Mwangi, Evans Taracha, Ivan W Morrison, William Weir, Joana C Silva, Richard P Bishop (2011) Two Theileria parva CD8 T cell antigen genes are more variable in buffalo than cattle parasites, but differ in pattern of sequence diversity PLoS ONE 29; 6(4):e19015.
  • Kamau L, Skilton RA, Odongo DO, Mwaura S, Githaka N, Kanduma E, Obura M, Kabiru E, Orago A, Musoke A, Bishop RP (2011) Differential transcription of two highly divergent gut‐expressed Bm86 antigen gene homologues in the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (Acari: Ixodida) Insect Mol Biol. 20(1):105‐14.
  • Odongo DO, Sunter JD, Kiara HK, Skilton RA, Bishop RP. (2010) A nested PCR assay exhibits enhanced sensitivity for detection of Theileria parva infections in bovine blood samples from carrier animals. Parasitology Research. 106, (2) 357‐365.
  • Kopp N, Diaz D, Amacker M, Odongo DO, Beier K, Nitsch C, Bishop RP, Daubenberger CA (2009) Identification of a synthetic peptide inducing cross‐reactive antibodies binding to Boophilus decoloratus, Boophilus microplus, Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum and Rhipicephalus appendiculatus BM86 homologues Vaccine. 28(1):261‐9.
  • Odongo DO, Ueti MW, Mwaura SN, Knowles DP, Bishop RP, Scoles GA (2009) Quantification of Theileria parva in Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (Acari: Ixodidae) confirms differences in infection between selected tick strains Journal of Medical Entomology 46(4): 888‐894.


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