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  1. F.O. Amulaka, R.S. Pathak, M. Cakir, J.N. Maling’a, and R.M.S. Mulwa*. (2013). Development and Characterization of Wheat Germplasm with Combined Resistance to Russian Wheat Aphid and Stem Rust (race ‘ug99’) in Kenya. Accepted in American Journal of Plant Sciences.
  2. F.O. Amulaka, R.S. Pathak, M. Cakir, J.N. Maling’a, and R.M.S. Mulwa*. (2013). Yield Evaluation of a Wheat Line with Combined Resistance to Russian Wheat Aphid and Stem Rust Race ‘Ug99’ in Kenya. Accepted in American Journal of Plant Sciences.
  3. Kimurto P.K., Mulwa R.M.S., Towett B.K., Cheruiyot E.K., Gangarao R., Silim S., Rutto, D.K., Kirui G., Gaur P and Varshney R. Screening for Drought and Pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) tolerance in selected Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm in Semi-arid areas of Kenya. Accepted Egerton Journal of Science & Technology.
  4. Kitonga-Mwanza, L.M., Swiader J. and Mulwa, R.M.S. 2011. Evaluation of SPAD Chlorophyll Fluorescence for Onsite Nitrogen Assessment in Drip Fertigated Sweet Corn. Journal of Applied Horticulture, 13(1): 13-17
  5. Mulwa, R.M.S., Norton, M.A. and Skirvin, R.M. 2010. Plant Regeneration via Somatic Embryogenesis from Leaf and Floral Explants of ‘Chancellor’ Wine Grape. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, 20(2): 157-170
  6. Gesimba, R.M., Struve, D.K., Rhodes, L. and R.M.S. Mulwa. 2010. The effect of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Passiflorae on wilt development in Passiflora species from Kenya. Bots. J. Agric. Appl. Sci, 6 (2):41-48.
  7. Shehata, A., Mulwa, R.M.S., Babadoost, M., Uchanski, M., Norton, M.A. Walters, A.S. and R.M. Skirvin. 2009. Horseradish: Botany, Horticulture, Breeding. In Jules Janick (ed): Horticultural Reviews, 35: 221-261.
  8. Mulwa, R.M.S. and P.L. Bhalla. 2007. Assessment of clonal stability of in vitro regenerated shoots of Macadamia tetraphylla by RAPD analysis. Australian J. Agric. Research, 58: 253-257.
  9. Mulwa, R.M.S., Norton, M.A., Farrand, S.K. and R.M. Skirvin. 2007. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and regeneration of transgenic ‘Chancellor’ wine grape plants expressing the tfdA gene. Vitis, 46(3): 110-115.
  10. Skirvin, R.M., Norton, M.A., Mulwa, R., Shehata, A., Uchanski, M. and Wannarat, W. 2007. Somatic embryogenesis of horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) plants. In: Horseradish Research Review and Proceedings from the Horseradish Growers School, January, 25th, 2007, Collinsville, IL. Pp 23-24.
  11. Mulwa, R.M.S., Norton, M.A. and Skirvin, R.M. 2006. In vitro regeneration and genetic engineering for grapevine (Vitis spp.) improvement. In: Recent Research Developments in Agron.and Hort., 2(2006), pp 13-38.
  12. Mulwa, R.M.S. and P.L. Bhalla. 2006. In vitro plant regeneration from immature seed cotyledon explants of Macadamia. Plant Cell Reports, 25: 1281-1286.
  13. Mulwa, R.M.S. and Mwanza, L.M. 2006. Biotechnology approaches to developing crop herbicide tolerance/ selectivity. African Journal of Biotechnology, 5: 396-404.
  14. Matofari J. W., * Shalo, P. L., Younan, M., Nanua, J.N., Adongo, A., Qabale, Misisko, B. N. (2013): Analysis of microbial quality and safety of camel (Camelus dromedarius) milk chain and implications in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 5(3), pp. 50-54
  15. Anakolo. A. Shitandi, Francis Muigai Ngure, Symon M. Mahungu (2013). Tea Processing and its Impact on Catechins, Theaflavin and Thearubigin Formation. Tea Health and Disease Prevention.
  16. Ochanda SO, Wanyoko JK, Onyango CA, Faraj AK, Kamunya SM (2012): Screening of suitable clones for un-aerated tea production. Afr. J. Hort. Sci. 6: 118-134
  17. Daniel R. Muchiri * Symon M. Mahungu * Simon N. Gituanja (2012): Studies of Mango (Mangifera indica, L.) Kernel Fat of Some Kenyan Varieties in Meru. J Am Oil Chem Soc DOI 10.1007/s11746-012-2054-6.
  18. Lilian A. Gogo, Kennedy O. Gogo, Peter L. Shalo , Symon M. Mahungu (2012): Effect of Egg White Utilization on the Physico-Chemical and Sensory Attributes of Protein-rich Yoghurt. International Journal of Food studies |IJFS Vol. 1 pages 52-60
  19. Adongo Onyango John, Omolo O. Josiah, Njue W. Alice, Matofari W. Joseph (2012): Antimicrobial activity of the root extracts of Tylosema Fassoglensis Schweinf. Torre & Hillc (Caesalpiniaceae). Science Journal of Microbiology Research article Vol. 2012 (2012) issue 2
  20. Job O. Mapesa, Nadine Waldschmitt, Ingrid Schmoeller, Carolin Blume, Thomas Hofman, Symon Mahungu, Thomas Clavel and Dirk Haller (2011): Catechols in caffeic acid phenethyl ester are essential for inhibition of TNF-mediated IP-10 expression through NF-kB-dependent but HO-1- and p38-independent mechanisms in mouse intestinal epithelial cells. Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2011, 55, 1-12

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