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Maryrose Nyakio Kithinji

Assistant lecturer, Biological Sciences Department, S.S.T.E

Contacts

Rongo University,
P.O. Box 103-40404, Rongo
Email: mnyakio@rongovarsity.ac.ke, rosnyakio@gmail.com

Profile

Biography

  1. Academic qualification:

 Bachelor of Education (Sciences), Masinde Muliro University of science and technology

 Master of Science in Crop protection, Masinde Muliro University of science and technology

 PhD in Crop protection (Ongoing) , Masinde Muliro University of science and technology

 

2. Work experience: 5Years of teaching at the University

  1. Honours and awards:
  1. Professional affiliation/membership to professional bodies:
  • CONNECTED ( Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant viruses
  • OWSD (Organization for Women in Science for the developing world
  • LinkedIn
  • AWSE (African Women in Science and Engineering)

Research Interests

  • Applied molecular biology and microbiology
  • Food security and Climate Change
  • Plant disease and control
  • Promotion of indigenous and underutilized food crops through bio-resource (germplasm) collection, conservation, characterization, breeding and improvement, and documentation of indigenous knowledge

Ongoing research projects:

Publications

Nyakio M.K., Steele K. and Palapala V.A.P. (2014). Genetic diversity of dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) accessions of Kenya using AFLP Markers. Afr. J. Hort. Sci:12-23

Nyakio Kithinji Maryrose, Katherine Andrea Steele and Valerie A. P. Palapala. (2015). Assessment of genetic diversity in local and commercial Kenyan dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) using Simple sequence repeats (SSRs). American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 5(4): 306-319, 2015, Article no.AJEA.2015.030 ISSN: 2231-0606

Nyakio K. Maryrose, Valerie A. Palapala, Katherine A. Steele and Reuben Otsyula. (2015). Evaluation of AFLP markers for screening resistance to Common bean root rot (Pythium spp.) American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 5(4): 374-391, Article no.AJEA.2015.039 ISSN: 2231-0606

Nyakio K. Maryrose, Valerie A. Palapala, (2016) A situational analysis of dry bean farming in Kenya, conference proceedings 3rd International Interdisplinary Conference (IIC-2016)