Bio

Dr. MUIRU WILLIAM MAINA

I am a Senior lecturer in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, a position I have held since 2014. I obtained my PhD degree in Plant Pathology in 2008 from the University of Nairobi. I have been involved in teaching, research and outreach activities in crop protection. I am currently the head of the Plant Pathology Unit of the Department. I have also held other positions of responsibility in the department including coordination of examinations, coordination of students’ research projects for both Diploma and fourth years.

Publications


2009

MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2009.  Isolation and screening of actinomycete isolates for antagonistic activity against plant pathogens. UoN research meeting. : Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Abstract
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2008

MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2008.  Infectious structures and response of maize plants to invasion by Exserohilum turcicum in compatible and incompatible host pathogen systems. UoN research meeting. : Journal of Applied Biosciences Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2008.  Distribution of Turcicum leaf blight of maize in Kenya and cultural variability of its causal agent, Exserohilum turcicum. UoN research meeting. : J. Trop. Microbiol. Biotechnol Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2008.  Evaluation of antibiotic metabolites from actinomycete isolates for the control of late blight of tomatoes under greenhouse conditions.. UoN research meeting. : Asian Journal of Plant Sciences Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2008.  Response of free living nematodes to treatments targeting plant parasitic nematodes in carnation. UoN research meeting. : Asian Journal of Plant Sciences Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2008.  Identification of selected actinomycete isolates and characterization of their antibiotic metabolites.. UoN research meeting. : Journal of Biological Sciences Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2008.  A review of the Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) technique in genotyping and DNA fingerprinting studies.. UoN research meeting. : Journal of Applied Abstract
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2007

MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2007.  Characterization of antibiotic metabolites from actinomycete isolates. UoN research meeting. : Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2007.  Efficacy of Glyphosate 360SL on weed species common in vegetable gardens with different types of weed species. UoN research meeting. : Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2007.  Use of repetitive extragenic palindromic, enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus and BOX sequences in fingerprinting Exserohilum turcicum isolates. UoN research meeting. : Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Abstract
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MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2007.  Reaction of some Kenyan maize genotypes to Turcicum leaf blight under greenhouse and field conditions.. UoN research meeting. : Asian Journal of Plant Sciences Abstract
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2006

MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2006.  Reaction of maize genotypes to northern leaf blight under controlled and field conditions. UoN research meeting. : Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Abstract
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2003

MAINA, MRMUIRUWILLIAM.  2003.  Field management of late light of tomatoes caused by Phytopthora infestans using antibiotics from Streptomyces spp. UoN research meeting. : Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Abstract
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