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Dr. Joseph N. Wolukau,PhD

Dr. Joseph N. Wolukau,PhD

Senior Lecturer and Director of Directorate of International Linkage and Programmes/Confucious Institute at Egerton

Faculty of Agriculture,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 – 710 786 858

Email: jwolukau@egerton.ac.ke OR This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OR This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

EDUCATION

2007

Ph.D., Horticultural Biotechnology

Nanjing Agricultural University, NanjingChina

2001

Certificate in Fruit Physilogy

Nanjing Agricultural University, NanjingChina

2001

Certificate in Postharvest Physilogy

Nanjing Agricultural University, NanjingChina

1998

Certificate in European Horticulture

Writtle College, University of Essex, UK

1992

Master of Science, Horticulture

University of ManitobaCanada

1991

Certificate in project Management

University of Manitoba, Canada

1987

B.Sc. AgricultureHorticulture

University of Nairobi

1979

Diploma in Agriculture

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Fruit Science, Olericulture, Horticultural Plant Biotechnology, Molecular markers, Germplasm enhancement, Postharvest Physiology

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sept 2010- present

Director, Directorate of International Linkages and Programmes

October 2012 - Present

Director: Directorate of International Linkage and Programmes/Confucious Institute at Egerton

April 2009 - Present

Senior Lecturer, CHS Department

1994-2009

Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University.

1988-2001987

Assistant lecturer, Egerton University

1981-1987

Demonstrator in horticulture, Egerton University

1980-1981

Research Assistant ICIPE, Mbita Point

1979-1980

Assistant Plant Breeder, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Katumani

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012 -

collaborative adaptive research (Optimizing Cucurbita maxima (pumpkin) production and value addition for food security under changing climatic conditions in Kenya

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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. Sorkheh et al.(2011) Response of in vitro pollen germination and pollen tube growth of almond (Prunus dulcis Mill.) to temperature, polyamines and polyamine synthesis inhibitor. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 30: 1-9.

2

Saba et al. (2009) High Frequency Adventitious Shoots regeneration from leaf of non-heading Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris var. Chinensis) cultured in vitro. Acta Physiol Plant. 31: 1191-1196

3

. Wolukau et al. (2009) Identification of Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Markers Linked to Gummy Stem Blight (Didymella bryoniae) Resistance in melon (Cucumis melo L.) Hortscience. 44:6-23.

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4. Guohua et al. (2008) Influence of endogenous and exogenous Rnases on the variation of pollen cytosolic-free Ca2+ in Pyrus serotina rehd. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 60 (2): 233-241.

5

Wolukau et al. (2007). Resistance to gummy stem blight in melon (Cucumis melo L.) germplsam and inheritance from introductions 157076m 420145, and 323498. HortScience, 42: 215-221.

6

Chen et al. (2007) Cytological diploidization and rapid genome changes of the newly synthesized allotetraploids Cucumisxhystivus. Planta., 227:603-614

7

Hui et al. (2007) Generation of doubled haploid plants by androgenesis of Cucumis sativus L. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 3:245-254

8

Zhou et al. (2007) Relationships between activity changes of super oxide dismutases, catalase, peroxidase and resistance to gummy stem blight in melon. Chinese Cucurbits and Vegetables 2:4-6.

9

Li et al. (2007) Fruit body isolation of Didymella Bryoniae and sporulation conditions of its strain. J. Fruit Sci 24:84-88 (in Chinese with English abstract).

10

Luo et al. (2006) Male gamete development and early tapetal degeneration in cytoplasmic male sterile pepper investigated by meiotic, anatomical and ultrastructural analyses. Plant Breeding. 125: 1-5.

11

Gesimba et al. (2005) The Tea industry: The challenges and positive developments. J. Applied Sciences. 5(2): 334-336.

12

Chen et al. (2005) Preliminary studies on early genomic changes of synthetic allotetraploid in Cucumis. Acta Hort. Sinica.32(6): 1105-1107. (*In Chinese with English abstract).

13

Zhuang et al.(2005)Introgressive hybridization between the synthetic allotetraploid in cucumis and cultivated cucumber and assessment of the genetic variation in the progenies. Acta Hort. Sinica,33(2):266-271.

14

Wolukau et al. (2004) The effect of temperature, polyamines and polyamine synthesis inhibitor on in vitro pollen germination and pollen tube growth of prunus mume. Scietntia Horticulturae. 99:289-299

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Horticulture, Olericulture, Plant Biotechnology, Germplasm enhancement postharvest physiology,

 

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