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Dr. Kere George Mbira, PhD.

2009 - ­2013, PhD in vegetable science, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

2000 - ­2004: MSc. Horticulture, Egerton University, Kenya

1993 - ­1998: BSc. Agriculture, Egerton University, Kenya

Academic Rank: 

Other Roles: 

Head of Department - Agricultural Biosystems and Economics

Research Interests: 

Crop Improvements for abiotic stress tolerance.

Research & Publications: 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Kere GM, Chen CY, Guo QW, Chen JF. 2017. Genetics of salt tolerance in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) revealed by quantitative trait loci analysis. Science Letters; 5:22-30

  2. Kere GM, Guo QW, Chen JF. 2016. Growth and physiological responses of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) to sodium chloride stress under solid hydroponics. Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences. 6:47:57

  3. Kere GM, Liu G, Nyalala SPO. 2016. Drip irrigation frequency and mulching reduces weed menace, conserves moisture and improves growth of greenhouse grown tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. ‘MoneyMaker’). A paper presented at the 1st University of Kabianga International Conference held on 26-27th November, 2016 at Tea Hotel, Kericho, Kenya.

  4. Kere G.M. Chen CY, Guo QW, Chen J.F. 2015. Genetics of salt tolerance in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) revealed by quantitative trait analysis. A paper presented at the Second International Conference held at Chuka University on 28-30thOctober 2015.

  5. Kere G.M., Guo Q.W., Xu J., Shen J., Chen J.F. 2013. Heritability and gene effects for salinity tolerance in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) estimated by generation mean analysis. Scientia Horticulturae159:122-127

  6. Shen J., Kere G.M., Chen J.F. 2013. Mitochondrial genome is paternally inherited in Cucumis allotetraploid (C. ×hytivus) derived by interspecific hybridization. Scientia Horticulturae 155:39-42

  7. Guo Q.W, Li J., Zhang T.L., Kere G.M., Chen J.F. 2013. Cloning and Expression Analysis of Cucumber CsARF10 Genes Subfamily. Acta Horticulturae Sinica 40:1071

  8. Guo QW, Wang HY, Li J., Kere G.M., Liu J., Chen J.F. 2013. Effects of BTH on activities of POD and PPO in resistant and susceptible melon seedlings challenged with Gummy stem blight.Journal of Chinese Vegetables 2013:7-10

  9. Biao JiangQunfeng LouZhiming WuWanping ZhangDong Wang, Kere George MbiraYiqunWengJinfeng Chen.2011. Retrotransposon- and microsatellite sequence-associated genomic changes in early generations of a newly synthesized allotetraploidCucumis 3 hytivus Chen &Kirkbride. Plant Mol Biol.77:225–233

  10. Jin-Feng Chen, Li Cui, Ahmed Abbas Malik, Kere George Mbira .2011. In vitro haploid and dihaploid production via unfertilized ovule culture Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 104:311-319

  11. Kere George Mbira, Cheng Weihua, Chen Jinfeng. 2011. Sustainable vegetable production in Kenya: Opportunities, challenges and solutions. In: Proceedings of Second Forum take Development to Africa, Jiang Zd (Eds.). 1st Edition, Nanjing University Press, Nanjing, China; pp: 98-106.ISBN 978-7-305-08335-8

  12. Kere G.M., M.O.Nyanjage, G.Liu, SPO Nyalala .2003. Influence of drip irrigation schedule and mulching material on yield and quality of tomatoes (Lycopersiconesculentum MILL, ‘Money Maker’). Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 2: 1052-1058

  13. Kere G. M. Drip Irrigation Frequency and Mulching Types Influence Yield and Quality of Greenhouse Grown Fresh Market Tomato ('Money Maker'). Eds Wesonga, J.M.; T. Losenge; C.K. Ndung.u, K. Ngamau, J.B.M. Njoroge, F.K. Ombwara, S.G. Agong, A.Fricke, B. Hau and H. Stützel. 2002. Proceedings of the Second Horticulture Seminar on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics. 6th-9th August 2002. Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT, Juja, Kenya

  14. Kere G.M., Cheng W.H., Limera C., Ngure J. W. 2012. The path towards commercializationof cassava in Kenya. A paper presented at 3rd Africa-China Forum held at Nanjing University, NanjingChina on 27-27th September, 2012

  15. Kere G.M., Cheng W.H., Karwitha M. 2011. Supporting aquaculture for improved rural development in Kenya. A paper presented at China-Africa Forum held at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

  16. Kere G. M., Cheng W.H., Chen J.F.2011. Sustainable vegetable production in Kenya: Opportunities, challenges and solutions. In: Proceedings of Second Forum take Development to Africa, Jiang Zd (Eds.). 1st Edition, Nanjing University Press, Nanjing, China; pp.: 98-106.ISBN 978-7-305-08335-8

  17. Ongenga W., Oyia J., Kere G.M., Osike S. 2013. Drought resilience building (DRB) project for Mwingi Central District. Final evaluation report presented to ADRA Kenya

 

 

 

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Contacts: 

Dr. George Kere Mbira P.O BOX 2030 - 20200 Kericho, Kenya Email: gmbira@kabianga.ac.ke

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