Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture Experts

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 Interest

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.

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