Dr.James M. Mwangi

Dr.James M. Mwangi

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty: Science, Engineering and Technology

Department: Biological Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Plant Pathology, Plant Nematology, Botany

WORK EXPERIENCE
2012 to date: Assistant Lecturer
2006-2008: High School teacher

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel
Master of Science in Plant Pathology, Kenyatta University
Bachelor of Education Science, Kenyatta University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2016-2019: Resistance Based Integrated Pest Management of Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida in Potato Cropping Systems (BMLE-Germany)
2012-2015: Study of Potato Cyst Nematodes, Globodera rostochiensis, in Kenya
2009-2011: Plant parasitic nematodes associated with cabbages in different agro-ecological zones in Nyandarua and Embu Counties, Kenya (KAAD-Germany)

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
Mwangi, J.M. (2019). Resistance based integrated pest management strategy for Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida in potato cropping systems. PhD Thesis, University of Kassel. doi:10.17170/kobra-20191212863
Mwangi, J.M., Niere B., Finckh, M.R., Kr├╝ssel, S. and Kiewnick S. (2019). Reproduction and life history traits of a resistant breaking Globodera pallida population. Journal of Nematology, 51: 1-13
Mwangi, J.M., Niere B., Daub M., Finckh, M.R. and Kiewnick S. (2019). Reproduction of Globodera pallida on tissue culture-derived potato plants and their potential use in resistance screening process. Nematology, 21: 613-623. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685411-00003239
Nuaima, R. H., Mwangi, J. M., Kiewnick, S. Heuer, H. (2019). Effector gene vap1-based DGGE fingerprinting to assess variation within and among Globodera species and populations. Nematology, 21 (10):1023-1036. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685411-00003272
Mwangi, J.M., Kariuki G.M., Waceke J.W. and Grundler F.M. (2015). First report of Globodera rostochiensis infesting potatoes in Kenya. New Disease Report 31, 18. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2015.031.018
Mwangi, J.M., Waceke J.W. and Kariuki G.M. (2014). Occurrence and abundance of plant parasitic nematodes in cabbage-based cropping systems in Kenya. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science 9 (10) 326-332.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Development of sustainable management of plant parasitic nematodes with special focus on Potato cyst nematodes
Exploiting the host resistance mechanism in the management of Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN) Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida.
Exploring the genetic diversity within and between plant parasitic nematode populations

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