Friday, 22 September 2017

DR ROMANO MWIRICHIA

PUBLICATIONS

2016

  1. Kambura A., R. Mwirichia, R. Kasili, E. Karanja, H. Makonde and H. Boga (2016).Bacteria and Archaea diversity within the hot springs of Lake Magadi and Little Magadi in Kenya Lake Magadi and Little Magadi in Kenya. http://goo.gl/RCpzsR
  2. Kambura A., R. Mwirichia, R. Kasili, E. Karanja, H. Makonde and H. Boga (2016).Diversity of fungi in sediments and water sampled from the hot springs of Lake Magadi and Little Magadi in Kenya Accepted (AJMR/09.12.15/7879).
  3. Mwirichia R., Alam I., RashidM., Manikandan V., Ba-Alawi., Kamau AA., Ngugi DK, Göker M., Klenk HP, Bajic V2 and Stingl U. (2016).Metabolic traits of an uncultured archaeal lineage - MSBL1 - from brine pools of the Red Sea. Scientific Reports6, Article number: 19181 doi:10.1038/srep19181
    http://www.nature.com/articles/srep19181

      2015

  1. Makonde H., Mwirichia  R., Osiemo  Z., Boga  H., Klenk  H-P. (2015). 454 Pyrosequencing-based assessment of bacterial diversity and community structure in termite guts, mounds and surrounding soils. SpringerPlus.2015, 4:471. DOI: 10.1186/s40064-015-1262-6.
    Link to Full paper:
    http://www.springerplus.com/content/pdf/s40064-015-1262-6.pdf
  2. Wafula, E.N., Kinyua, J., Kariuki, D., Muigai, A., Mwirichia, R., Kosgei, T.K.. (2015).Morphological characterization of soil bacteria in Ngere tea catchment area of Murang'a County, Kenya.  International Journal of Life Sciences Research 3 (1), 121-134
    Link To Full Paper:
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/273632783
  3. NdwigahFI., Boga IH., Wanyoike, W and Romano K. (2015).Characterization, Enzymatic Activity, and Secondary Metabolitesof Fungal Isolates from Lake Sonachi in Kenya. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS)e -ISSN: 2278-3008, p-ISSN:2319-7676. Volume 10, Issue 2 Ver.1 (Mar -Apr. 2015), PP 65-76www.iosrjournals.org
    Link to full paper:
    http://iosrjournals.org/iosr-jpbs/papers/Vol10-issue2/Version-1/M010216576.pdf

         2014

  1. Wafula, E.N., Kinyua, J., Kariuki, D., Muigai, A., Mwirichia, R., Kosgei, T.K. , (2014),Molecular and culture-based analyses of soil bacteria in Ngere tea catchment area of Murang’a county, Science Journal of BiotechnologyArticle ID sjbt-105, 10.7237/sjbt/105
    Link To full Paper:
    http://www.sjpub.org/sjbt/sjbt-105.pdf
  2. Wafula, E.N., Kinyua, J., Kariuki, D., Muigai, A., Mwirichia, R.(2014), Isolation and characterization of bacillus species from soil in Ngere tea catchment area of Murang'a County, Kenya International Journal of Life Sciences Research ISSN 2348-3148 (online) Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp: (27-35),
    Link to the full paper: http://www.researchpublish.com/download.php?file=ISOLATION%20AND%20CHARACTERIZATION%20-483.pdf&act=book
  3. Scheuner C, B J. Tindall, Megan Lu, Matt Nolan, Alla Lapidus, Jan-Feng Cheng, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Marcel Huntemann, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Ivanova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Loren Hauser, Miriam Land, Romano Mwirichia, Manfred Rohde, Birte Abt, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Markus Göker, Nikos C. Kyrpides and Hans-Peter Klenk (2014). Complete genome sequence of Planctomycesbrasiliensis type strain (DSM 5305T), phylogenomic analysis and reclassification of Planctomycetes including the descriptions of Gimesia gen. nov., Planctopirus gen. nov. and Rubinisphaera gen. nov. and emended descriptions of the order Planctomycetales and the family Planctomycetaceae. Stand. Genomic Sci. (Accepted)
    Link to the Full paper: http://www.standardsingenomics.com/content/pdf/1944-3277-9-10.pdf

       2013

  1. Huxley M. Makonde, Hamadi I. Boga, Romano Mwirichia, Lucy M. Mackenzie, Markus Göker, Hans-Peter Klenk (2013). 16S-rRNA-based analysis of bacterial diversity in the gut of fungus-cultivating termites (Microtermes and Odontotermes species)", 10.1007/s10482-013-0001-7
    Link to the full paper: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/988/art%253A10.1007%252Fs10482-013-0001-7.pdf?auth66=1423115879_7bdf7d2caffb8a661a7feec6d206f7e3&ext=.pdf
  2. Huxley M. Makonde, Hamadi I. Boga, Zipporah Osiemo, Romano Mwirichia, J. Benjamin Stielow, Markus Göker, Hans-Peter Klenk (2013). Diversity of Termitomyces Associated with Fungus-Farming Termites Assessed by Cultural and Culture-Independent Methods. PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0056464
    Link to full paper: http://www.plosone.org/article/metrics/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056464
  3. Daniel Anyika, Hamadi Boga and Romano Mwirichia(2013). Development of cost-effective media for the culture of Chilo partellus larvicide in Kenya. International Journal for Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research Vol. 4(1), pp. 1-8, March 2013 DOI: 10.5897/IJBMBR12.011
    Link to Full paper: http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379503795_Anyika%20et%20al.pdf
  4. Kambura AK, Mwirichia RK, Ngaira J, Boga HI. (2013). Isolation and characterization of bacterial isolates from Lake Magadi. J. Trop. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 8:17-25 17
    Link to Abstract: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jtmb/article/view/90998
  5. Regina C. Ronoh, Nancy L. M. Budambula, Romano K. Mwirichia and Hamadi I. Boga (2013). Isolation and characterization of Actinobacteria from Lake Magadi, Kenya. African Journal of Microbiology Research  Vol. 7(32), pp. 4200-4206.
    Link to the Abstract: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/256198694_Isolation_and_characterization_of_actinobacteria_from_Lake_Magadi_Kenya

        2012

  1. Mathu Samuel, Herrmann Laetitia, Pypers Pieter, Matiru Viviene, Mwirichia Romano, Lesueur Didier (2012). Potential of indigenous Bradyrhizobia versus commercial inoculants to improve cowpea (Vigna unguiculataL. walp.) and green gram (Vigna radiataL. wilczek.) yields in Kenya.Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.58(6). p.750
    Link to full Article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00380768.2012.741041
  2. Beatrice N. Irungu ,Murungi J. Mbabu , Daniel M. Kiboi , Enock Moindi , Johnson Kinyua , and Mwirichia Romano(2012).  In vivo antimalarial and acute toxicity properties of hexane and chloroform extracts from Clausena anisata (Willd.) Benth. Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther. 1(1): 24-29.
    Open Access to full text available at
    http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/journals/kesobap/

       2011

  1. Amrita Pati, Xiaojing Zhang, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan-Fang Cheng, Roxane Tapia, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Loren Hauser, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Evelyne-Marie Brambilla, Alina Röhl,Romano Mwirichia, Manfred Rohde, Brian J. Tindall, Johannes Sikorski, Reinhard Wirth, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, John C. Detter, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, Miriam Land. (2011).Complete genome sequence of Oceanithermus profundus type strain (506T) Stand. Genomic Sci. 4 (2) 210-220
    Link to the Full paper:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3111992/pdf/sigs.1734292.pdf
  2. Cliff Han, Romano Mwirichia, Olga Chertkov, Brittany Held, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Nancy Hammon, Shweta Deshpande, Jan-Fang Cheng, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Marcel Huntemann, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Ioanna Pagani, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Galina Ovchinnikova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Evelyne Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Stefan Spring, Johannes Sikorski, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, John C. Detter. (2011). Complete genome sequence of Syntrophobotulus glycolicus type strain (FlGlyRT) Stand.Genomic Sci.4 (3):371-380  Doi:10.4056/sigs.2004648
    Link to Full Article:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156405/pdf/sigs.2004684.pdf
  3. Tanja Woyke, Olga Chertkov, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan-Fang Cheng, Roxanne Tapia, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Marcel Huntemann, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Evelyne-Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Romano Mwirichia, Johannes Sikorski, Brian J. Tindall, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans-Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides(2011).. Complete genome sequence of the gliding freshwater bacterium Fluviicola taffensis type strain (RW262T)Stand. Genomic Sci. 2011 5:1
    Link To full article:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3236050/pdf/sigs.2124912.pdf
  4. Markus Göker, Hajnalka Daligault, Romano Mwirichia, Alla Lapidus, Susan Lucas, Shweta Deshpande, Ioanna Pagani, Roxanne Tapia, Jan-Fang Cheng, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Cliff Han, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Chongle Pan, Evelyne-Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Stefan Spring, Johannes Sikorski, Reinhard Wirth, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk(2011).. Complete genome sequence of the thermophilic sulfur-reducerDesulfurobacteriumthermolithotrophumtype strain (BSAT) from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent.Stand. Genomic Sci. 2011 5:3
    Link to Full Article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3368423/pdf/sigs.2465574.pdf
  5. H Atuncha, K Monjero, L Ateya, I Mbogo, R Mwirichia, R Amata, E M Ateka (2011). Mitochondrial DNA variation of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: aleyrodidae) infesting cassava in Kenya. Proceedings of 2011 JKUAT scientific technological and industrialization conference.
    Link To Full Text Article
    http://elearning.jkuat.ac.ke/journals/ojs/index.php/jscp/article/download/888/787
  6. D Anyika, H Boga, R Mwirichia(2011). Characterisation of various Bacillus thuringiensis strains having larvicidal activity on Chilo partellus first-instar larvae, after culture on cost-effective medium, in Kenya. Proceedings of 2011 JKUAT scientific technological and industrialization conference.
    Link to the Full Text:
    http://elearning.jkuat.ac.ke/journals/ojs/index.php/jscp/article/view/879/781
  7. Mwirichia, R., Muigai, A.W., Cousin, S., Boga H.I. and Stackebrandt, E. (2011):Bacterial Diversity in the Haloalkaline Lake Elmenteita in Kenya Current Microbiology 62:209–221 DOI:10.1007/s00284-010-9692-4).
    Link to the Full Article:
    http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00284-009-9500-1.pdf

       2010

  1. Mwirichia, R., Muigai, A.W., Cousin, S., Boga H.I. and Stackebrandt, E. (2010):  Archaeal diversity in the haloalkaline Lake Elmenteita in Kenya (Current Microbiology60: 47-52)
    Link to Full Article
    http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00284-010-9692-4.pdf
  2. Mwirichia, R., Muigai, A.W., Tindall, B., Boga H.I. and Stackebrandt, E. (2010)Isolation and characterization of bacteria from the haloalkaline Lake Elmenteita, Kenya. Extremophiles14, Number 4, 339-348 DOI 10.1007/s00792-010-0311-x,).
    Link to Full Article
    http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00792-010-0311-x.pdf
  3. Ntabo, R., Boga HI., Muigai AW and Mwirichia, R.(2010).  Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria Isolates from soil feeding termites and soil from Juja and Kakamega forest in Kenya: In: Proceeding of the 2010 JKUAT scientific conference 177-191.
    Link to Full Article:
    http://elearning.jkuat.ac.ke/journals/ojs/index.php/jscp/article/viewFile/675/623

        2009

  1. Mwirichia, R.,Budambula, N.B and Hamadi, I. B. (2009).Isolation, Characterization and Identification of Enterobacteriaceae from well water in Juja Town in Kenya. Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology 5:31-36
    Link to Abstract: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jtmb/article/view/49264
  2. Microbial Diversity of Lake Elmenteita, Kenya, PhD Thesis
    Link to the Thesis:
    http://elearning.jkuat.ac.ke/journals/ojs/index.php/pgthesis_abs/article/download/325/245