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Mariam Were

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Kakamega General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2013 Master Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Survey to determine the incidence and severity of viruses infecting major crops(Cassava, Rice, Beans and other legumes, potato) in western Kenya Characterization of viruses infecting major crops in western Kenya Development of tools for management of viruses in crops

Research Keywords: 
incidence and severity
crop viruses
Molecular characterization
management tools

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Were M.N., Mukoye B., Osogo A.K., Mangeni B.C., Nyamwamu P.A., Ogemah V.K., Muoma J.V., Winter S. and Were H.K. (2016). Occurrence and Distribution of Begomoviruses Infecting Cassava in Western Kenya, Plant. Vol. 4:108-113. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20160406.18.
2. Devang M, Matthias H, Mariam W, Andrea P, Syed , Hassan W, Wilhelm G and Hervé Vanderschuren (2018) A new full-length circular DNA sequencing method for viral-sized genomes reveals that RNAi transgenic plants provoke a shift in geminivirus populations in the field. Nucleic Acids Research, 914, .ttps://
3. P. A Nyamwamu, B Mukoye, AK Osogo, CN Omuse, S Ajanga and HK Were 2014. Distribution and Biological Characterization of Potato Virus Y in Kenya Journal of Agri- Food and Applied Sciences Vol 2 (10) pp 308-316.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
I am pursuing my PhD in the area of crop protection currently in my final year. I also teach crop science courses at the school of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Kisumu-Kenya First Pan African International Congress

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