Esther Kahangi Murungi
Department of Horticulture
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
EDUCATION 1976 Weihenstephan (West Germany), B.Sc., Horticulture 1979 University of Nairobi, M.Sc. Plant Sciences 1994 University of Nairobi, Ph.D. Plant Sciences
Research Interests: (i) Genetic engineering of important food crops, (ii) Studies on in vitro propagation of horticultural and forest tree crops, (iii) Characterization of crop plants by use of DNA markers, (iv) 4. Dissemination of novel technologies to rural communities , (v) Participatory Rural Appraisal surveys to learn from the rural communities the factors affecting production of horticultural plants, (vi) Market studies with the aim of organizing farmers to market their crops in organized manner and (vii) Technology development in horticulture for poverty reduction
Mwaura, P., Kahangi, E.M., Losenge, T., Dubois, T. and Coyne, D. 2009. in vitro screening of endophyticfusariumoxysporumagainst banana nematode (helicotylenchusmulticinctus) , Afr. J. Hort. Sci. 2:103-110.
Machungo, C., Losenge, T., Kahangi, E., Coyne, D., Dubois, T.and Kimenju, J 2009. Effect of endophyticFusariumoxysporumon growth of tissue-cultured banana plants .Afr. J. Hort. Sci. 2:160-167.
Mwaura, P., Dubois, T., Losenge, T., Coyne, D. and Kahangi, E. 2010. Effect of endophyticFusariumoxysporumon paralysisand mortality of Pratylenchusgoodeyi. 9: 1130-1134.