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Prospects of biofuel production from microalgae in Kenya
With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact associated with the use of fossil fuels, there is a renewed interest in seeking alternative energy sources. The present study was conducted ...
Use of a non-mist propagation system to vegetatively propagate 12 E. grandis X E. Camadulensis hybrid clones
(Kenyatta University, 2009)
Characterization of a low concentrator photovoltaics module
Low concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) systems have the potential to reduce the cost per kWh of electricity compared to conventional flat-plate photovoltaics (PV) by up to 50%. The cost-savings are realised by replacing ...
Preferred Banana Varieties and their Seed Systems in Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya
Banana is an important crop for food security in Kenya. Its production has been hindered by scarcity of seedlings and pests, among other factors. A recent survey in eastern and central Kenya showed that desert varieties ...
Seasonal Variability in the Diversity of Microbial Assemblages and Antibiotic Resistance Determinants of an Estuary System
Antibiotic resistance (AR) promoted by heavy metal pollution, is widely found in environmental microbes [1-3]. The mobility and acquisition of AR genes depends on mobile genetic elements (MGEs) . Estuaries are metals ...
Levels of fumonisin b1 and aflatoxin b1 in sorghum and finger millet in western Kenya
Sorghum and finger millet grains were collected from ten randomly selected farms in five locations in Nyamira, Kakamega, Busia and Teso districts. . Fumonisin B1 and Aflatoxin analyses were done using ELISA methods. The ...
In vitro selection and characterization of salinity tolerant somaclones of tropical maize (Zea mays L.)
Tolerance to salinity was obtained in an open pollinated variety (KAT) widely grown in the East African region and a dryland hybrid (PH01) by applying in vitro selection and regeneration procedures. Immature zygotic embryos ...
Incidence of fusarium species in sorghum and finger millet from western Kenya
Sorghu (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench), finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) and maize (Zea mays L.) comprise the major components of human diet in Africa. Other crops such as wheat, groundnuts, pulses(cowpeas and ...
Efficacy of transgenic kernels harbouring the cry3a gene from bacillus thuringiensis in the control of the larger grain borer and maize weevil
Insect bioassays were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of maize seed kernels expressing protein of aδ-endotoxin gene of Bacillus thuringiensis tenebrionis Cry3A against economically important coleopteran pests in stored ...
Regeneration and transformation potential of elite Kenyan highland maize inbred lines
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of tropical maize has been manipulated in only a limited number of genotypes, because a majority of maize germplasm isrecalcitrant toin vitroresponse. Establishment of a highly efficiency ...