Friday, 26 May 2017

DR HANNAH KARURI PUBLICATIONS

Publications in Journals:

  1. Karuri H. W., Olago, D., Neilson, R., Njeri, E., Opere, A. and Ndegwa, P.  2017. Plant parasitic nematode assemblages associated with sweet potato in Kenya and their relationship with environmental variables. Tropical Plant Pathology 42:1-12. DOI 10.1007/s40858-016-0114-4
  2. Karuri H. W., Olago, D., Neilson, R.,  Mararo, E. and Villinger, J. 2017. A survey of root knot nematodes and resistance to Meloidogyne incognita in sweet potato varieties from Kenyan fields. Crop protection 92:114-121.
  3. Mutiga M. I., P.K. Muoria, K. Kotut and H.W. Karuri (2016).  Behavioural Patterns and Responses to Human Disturbances of Wild Somali Ostriches (Struthio molybdophanes) in Samburu, Kenya.  International Journal of Advanced Research 4(8): 495-502.
  4. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2014. Interaction of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.vasinfectum and the fungal feeding nematode Aphelenchus avenae on Bt cotton.  Journal of Plant Pathology 96: 183-188.
  5. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2013. Reproduction of root knot nematode (Meloidogyne icognita) on Bt cotton expressing Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab2 protein. Journal of Applied Biosciences 69:5487-5495.
  6. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2013. Effect of Bt cotton expressing Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab2 protein on soil nematode community assemblages in Mwea, Kenya. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 19:2864-2879.
  7. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2013. Nematode diversity in soil from a field trial with decomposing Bt cotton expressing Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab2 protein. Spanish Journal of Agricutural Research, 11:968-979.
  8. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2013. Effect of transgenic cotton expressing Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab2 protein on entomopathogenic nematodes, Steinernema karii and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8:4280-4284.
  9. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2010. Occurrence and distribution of soil nematodes in cotton production areas of Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 5:1889-1896.
  10. Karuri, H.W., E.M. Ateka, R. Amata, A.B. Nyende, A.W.T. Muigai, E. Mwasame and S.T. Gichuki, 2010. Evaluating diversity among Kenyan sweet potato genotypes using morphological and SSR markers. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 12:33–38.
  11. Opiyo, S.A., Ateka, E.M., Owuor, P.O., Manguro, L.O.A. and Karuri, H.W. 2010. Survey of sweet potato viruses in Western Kenya and detection of cucumber mosaic virus. Journal of Plant Pathology 92:795-799.
  12. Karuri, H.W., Ateka, E.M., Amata, R., Nyende, A.B. and Muigai, A.W.T. 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, 15: 820-828.
  13. Karuri, H.W., E.M. Ateka, R. Amata, A.B. Nyende and A.W.T. Muigai, 2009. Characterization of Kenyan sweet potato genotypes for SPVD resistance and high dry matter content using simple sequence repeat markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 8: 2169-2175.

Presentation of Papers at Academic and Professional Conferences:

  1. Njeri, E.N., Namu, J. Karuri, H.W. 2016. Enhancing food and nutritional security in Kenya through indigenous crops: Selection of SPVD resistant sweet potato genotypes with high dry matter and beta carotene content. 10th Annual decolonizing the spirit conference held on 19th -21st July 2016 Embu, Kenya.
  2. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N.  2015. Nematode community response to Bt cotton in a Kenyan field trial. The 3rd annual international conference on ecology, ecosystems and climate change, held on 13th to 16th July 2015, Athens, Greece.
  3. Karuri H.W., Olago, D. and Neilson, R. 2015. Enhancing resilience of Kenyan sweet potato to climate change through selection of root knot nematode resistant genotypes. Regional conference of the international network of women engineers and scientists held on 21st to 23rd October 2015, Kampala, Uganda.
  4. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N.  2014. Toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal protein against the African boll worm (Helicoverpa armigera) from cotton fields in Eastern Province, Kenya. The 2nd Technical University of Kenya - Science Technology, Innovation Research Conference held on 24th to 27th June, 2014 at the Kenya Institute of Education, Nairobi.
  5. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2013. Free living nematodes in cotton agroecosystems of Kenya. The first interdisciplinary international conference of Eldoret University and Anambra State University held on 3rd-5th September, 2013 at Eldoret University Kenya.
  6. Ngubia, J.N., Ateka, E.M., Kihurani, A.W., Amata, R., Ndolo, P. and Karuri, H.W. 2012. Field resistance of sweet potato genotypes to sweet potato virus disease. The 13th KARI Biennial scientific conference held on 22-26th October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
  7. Karuri, H.W., Amata, R., Amugune, C.N. and Waturu, C.N. 2010. Nematode communities associated with cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)  in Kenya. The 12th KARI Biennial scientific conference held on 8-12th November 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.
  8. Karuri, H.W., Ateka, E.M., Amata, R., Nyende, A.B. Muigai, A.W.T. 2008. Identification of morphological markers associated with sweet potato virus disease resistance and high dry matter content in Kenyan sweet potato genotypes. The JKUAT scientific technological and industrialization conference held on 4th-5th December, 2008 in Nairobi, Kenya.
  9. Karuri, H.W., Ateka, E.M., Amata, R., Nyende, A.B. Muigai, A.W.T. 2008. Morphological characterization of Kenyan sweet potato germplasm for sweet potato virus disease resistance. The BIOEARN/VICRES scientific conference held on 24-26th November 2008 in Kampala, Uganda.