Publications

Natural resource management

Sosef, M. S., Dauby, G., Blach-Overgaard, A., van der Burgt, X., Catarino, L., Damen, T., Deblauwe, V.,Dessein, S., Dransfield, J., Droissart, V., Duarte,M. C., Engledow, H., Fadeur, G., Figueira, R., Gereau, R. E., Hardy, O. J., Harris, D. J., de Heij, J., Janssens, S., Klomberg, Y., Ley, A. C., Mackinder, B. A., Meerts, P., van de Poel, J. L.,Sonke, B., Stevart, T., Stoffelen, P., Svenning, J. C., Sepulchre, P., Zaiss, R., Wieringa, J. J. & Couvreur, L. 2017. Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa. IN BMC Biology,15: 15.

Guilpart, N., Grassini, P., van Wart, J., Yang, H.,van Ittersum, M. K., van Bussel, L. G., Wolf, J., Claessens, L., Leenaars, J. G. B. & Cassman, K. G. 2017. Rooting for food security in subSaharan Africa. IN Environmental Research Letters, 12(11): 114036.

Hutton, M. O., Leach, A., Leip, A., Galloway, J. N.,Bekunda, M., Sullivan, C. & Lesschen, J. P. 2017. Toward a nitrogen footprint calculator Publications In 2017 IITA scientists published 211 articles in peer-reviewed Thomson-indexed journals. Selected articles and manuals from the different hubs are presented here by research theme. for Tanzania. IN Environmental Research Letters, 12(3): 034016.

Kyei-Boahen, S., Savala, C. E. N., Chikoye, D. & Abaidoo, R. 2017. Growth and yield responses of cowpea to inoculation and phosphorus fertilization in different environments. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 646.

Korir, H., Mungai, N. W., Thuita, M., Hamba, Y.& Masso, C. 2017. Co-inoculation effect of rhizobia and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria on common bean growth in a low phosphorus soil. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 141.

Mukhongo, R. W., Tumuhairwe, J. B., Ebanyat, P., Abdelgadir, A. H., Thuita, M. & Masso, C. 2017. Combined application of biofertilizers and inorganic nutrients improves sweet potato yields. IN Frontiers in Plant Science,8: 219.

Kihika, R., Murungi, L. K., Coyne, D., Nganga, M., Hassanali, A., Teal, P. E. & Torto, B. 2017. Parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita interactions with different Capsicum annum cultivars reveal the chemical constituents modulating root herbivory. IN Scientific Reports, 7(1): 2903.

Kihara, J., Sileshi, G. W., Nziguheba, G., Kinyua, M.,Zingore, S. & Sommer, R. 2017. Application of secondary nutrients and micronutrients increases crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa. IN Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 37: 25.

Biotechnology and Plant breeding

Hickey, J. M., Chiurugwi, T., Mackay, I., Powell, W.,Eggen, A., Kilian, A., Jones, C., Canales, C.,Grattapaglia, D., Bassi, F., Atlin, G., Gorjanc,G., Dawson, I., Rabbi, I. Y., Ribaut, J., Rutkoski,J., Benzie, J., Lightner, J., Mwacharo, J.,Parmentier, J., Robbins, K., Skot, L., Wolfe,M., Rouard, M., Clark, M., Amer, P., Gardiner,P., Hendre, P., Mrode, R., Sivasankar, S.,Rasmussen, S., Groh, S., Jackson, V., Thomas,W. & Beyene, Y. 2017. Genomic prediction unifies animal and plant breeding programs to form platforms for biological discovery. IN Nature Genetics, 49. 1297-1303

Hickey, J. M., Chiurugwi, T., Mackay, I., Powell, W.,Eggen, A., Kilian, A., Jones, C., Canales, C.,Grattapaglia, D., Bassi, F., Atlin, G., Gorjanc,G., Dawson, I., Rabbi, I. Y., Ribaut, J., Rutkoski,J., Benzie, J., Lightner, J., Mwacharo, J.,Parmentier, J., Robbins, K., Skot, L., Wolfe, M., Rouard, M., Clark, M., Amer, P., Gardiner, P., Hendre, P., Mrode, R., Sivasankar, S.,
Rasmussen, S., Groh, S., Jackson, V., Thomas, W. & Beyene, Y. 2017. Genomic prediction unifies animal and plant breeding programs to form platforms for biological discovery. IN Nature Genetics, 49. 1297-1303.

Ramu, P., Esuma, W., Kawuki, R., Rabbi, I. Y., Egesi, C., Bredeson, J. V., Bart, R., Verma, J., Buckler, E. S. & Lu, F. 2017. Cassava haplotype map highlights fixation of deleterious mutations during clonal propagation. IN Nature Genetics, 49. 959-963.

Tamiru, M., Natsume, S., Takagi, H., White, B., Yaegashi, H., Shimizu, M., Yoshida, K., Uemura, A., Oikawa, K., Abe, A., Urasaki, N., Matsumura, H., Babil, P., Yamanaka, S., Matsumoto, R., Muranaka, S., Girma, G., Lopez-Montes, A., Gedil, M., Bhattacharjee, R., Abberton, M., Kumar, P. L., Rabbi, I., Tsujimura, M., Terachi, T., Haerty, W., Corpas, M., Kamoun, S., Kahl, G., Takagi, H., Asiedu, R. & Terauchi, R. 2017. Genome sequencing of the staple food cropwhite Guinea yam enables the development of a molecular marker for sex determination.IN BMC Biology, 15: 86.

Jamil, M., Kountche, B. A., Haider, I., Guo, X., Ntui, V. O., Jia, K. P., Ali, S., Hameed, U. S., Nakamura, H., Lyu, Y., Jiang, K., Hirabayashi, K., Tanokura, M., Arold, S. T., Asami, T. & Al-Babili, S. 2017. Methyl phenlactonoates are efficient strigolactone analogs with simple structure. IN Journal of Experimental Botany, 438.

Abdulmalik, R. O., Menkir, A., Meseka, S. K., Unachukwu, N., Ado, S. G., Olarewaju, J. D., Aba, D. A., Hearne, S., Crossa, J. & Gedil, M. 2017. Genetic gains in grain yield of a maize population improved through marker assisted recurrent selection under stress and non-stress conditions in West Africa. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 841.

Asfaw, A., Ambachew, D., Shah, T. & Blair, M. W. 2017. Trait associations in diversity panels of the two common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) gene pools grown under well-watered and water-stress conditions. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 733.

Bankole, F., Menkir, A., Olaoye, G., Crossa, J.,Hearne, S., Unachukwu, N. & Gedil, M. 2017. Genetic gains in yield and yield related traits under drought stress and favorable environments in a maize population improved using marker assisted recurrent selection. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 808.

Bisaga, M., Lowe, M., Hegarty, M., Abberton, M.& Ravagnani, A. 2017. Deep sequencing of suppression subtractive hybridization drought and recovery libraries of the nonmodel crop Trifolium repens L. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 213.

Muiruri, K. S., Britt, A. B., Amugune, N. O., Nguu, E., Chan, S. & Tripathi, L. 2017. Expressed Centromere Specific Histone 3 (CENH3) variants in cultivated triploid and wild diploid bananas (Musa spp.). IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1034.

Nzuki, I., Katari, M. S., Bredeson, J. V., Masumba, E., Kapinga, F., Salum, K., Mkamilo, G., Shah, T., Lyons, J. B., Rokhsar, D. S., Rounsley, S., Myburg, A. A. & Ferguson, M. 2017. QTL mapping for pest and disease resistance in cassava and coincidence of some QTL with introgression regions derived from Manihot glaziovii. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1168.

Social science and Agribusiness

Manda, J., Alene, A., Mukuma, C. & Chikoye, D. 2017. Ex-ante welfare impacts of adopting maize-soybean rotation in eastern Zambia. IN Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 249. 22-30.

Rey-Valette, H., Mathe, S. & Salles, J. M. 2017. An assessment method of ecosystem services based on stakeholders’ perceptions: the Rapid Ecosystem Services Participatory Appraisal (RESPA). IN Ecosystem Services, 28.311-319.

Wossen, T., Abdoulaye, T., Alene, A., Feleke, S., Menkir, A. & Manyong, V. 2017. Measuring the impacts of adaptation strategies to drought stress: the case of drought tolerant maize varieties. IN Journal of Environmental Management, 203.106— 113.

Ampaire, E., Jassogne, L., Providence, H., Acosta, M., Twyman, J., Winowiecki, L. & Van Asten, P. 2017. Institutional challenges to climate change adaptation: a case study on policy action gaps in Uganda. IN Environmental Science and Policy, 75. 81-90.

Udomkun, P., Wiredu, A., Nagle, M., Bandyopadhyay, R., Muller, J. & Vanlauwe, B. 2017. Mycotoxins in Sub-Saharan Africa: present situation, socio-economic impact, awareness, and outlook. IN Food Control, 72.110-122.

Udomkun, P., Wiredu, A., Nagle, M., Muller, J., Vanlauwe, B. & Bandyopadhyay, R. 2017. Innovative technologies to manage aflatoxins in foods and feeds and the profitability of application – a review. IN Food Control, 76. 127-138.

Stasiewicz, M. J., Falade, T. D. O., Mutuma, M., Mutiga, S. K., Harvey, J., Fox, G., Pearson, T. C., Muthomi, J. W. & Nelson, R. J. 2017. Multispectral kernel sorting to reduce aflatoxins and fumonisins in Kenyan maize. IN Food Control, 78. 203-214.

Muthoni, F. K., Guo, Z., Bekunda, M., Sseguya, H., Kizito, F., Baijukya, F. & Hoeschle-Zeledon, I. 2017. Sustainable recommendation domains for scaling agricultural technologies in Tanzania. IN Land Use Policy, 66. 34-48.

Plant production and Plant health

Adnan, A. A., Jibrin, J. M., Kamara, A., Abdulrahman,B. L., Shaibu, A. S. & Garba, I. I. 2017. CERESmaize model for determining the optimum planting dates of early maturing maize varieties in northern Nigeria. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1118.

Frossard, E., Aighewi, B., Ake, S., Barjolle, D., Baumann, P., Bernet, T., Dao, D., Diby, L. N.,Floquet, A., Hgaza, V. K., IIboudo, L. J., Kiba, D. I., Mongbo, R. L., Nacro, H. B., Nicolay, G., Oka, E., Ouattara, Y. F., Pouya, N., Senanayake, R. L., Six, J. & Traore, O. I. 2017. The challenge of improving soil fertility in yam cropping systems of West Africa. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1953.

MacCarthy, D. S., Adiku, S. G. K., Freduah, B. S., Gbefo, F. & Kamara, A. 2017. Using CERES-maize and ENSO as decision support tools to evaluate climate-sensitive farm management practices for maize production in the northern regions of Ghana. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 31.

Ramcharan, A., Baranowski, K., McCloskey, P., Ahmed, B., Legg, J. & Hughes, D. P. 2017. Deep learning for image-based cassava disease detection. IN Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:1852.

Pidon, H., Ghesquiere, A., Cheron, S., Issaka, S., Hebrard, E., Sabot, F., Kolade, O., Silue, D.& Albar, L. 2017. Fine mapping of RYMV3: a new resistance gene to Rice yellow mottle virus from Oryza glaberrima. IN Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 130(4).807-818.

Chibeba, A. M., Kyei-Boahen, S., de Fatima Guimaraes, M., Nogueira, M. A. & Hungria, M. 2017. Feasibility of transference of inoculation-related technologies: a case study of evaluation of soybean rhizobial strains under the agro-climatic conditions of Brazil and Mozambique. IN Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 1-11.

Chibeba, A. M., Kyei-Boahen, S., de Fatima Guimaraes, M., Nogueira, M. A. & Hungria, M. 2017. Isolation, characterization and selection of indigenous Bradyrhizobium strains with outstanding symbiotic performance to increase soybean yields in Mozambique. IN Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 246. 291-305.

Suzuki, K., Matsunaga, R., Hayashi, K., Matsumoto,N., Tobita, S., Bationo, A. & Okada, K.2017. Effects of long-term application of mineral and organic fertilizers on dynamics of nitrogen pools in the sandy soil of the Sahel region, Niger. IN Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 242. 76-88.

van Heerwaarden, J., Baijukya, F., Kyei-Boahen, S., Adjei-Nsiah, S., Ebanyat, P., Kamai, N., Wolde-Meskel, E., Kanampiu, F., Vanlauwe, B. & Giller, K. 2017. Soyabean response to rhizobium inoculation across sub-Saharan Africa: patterns of variation and the role of promiscuity. IN Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 1— 8.

Nutrition and Human health

Mutungi, C., Irungi, F. G., Nduko, J., Mutua, F., Affognon, H., Nakimbugwe, D., Ekesi, S. &Fiaboe, K. K. 2017. Postharvest processes of edible insects in Africa: a review of processing methods, and the implications for nutrition, safety and new products development. IN Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 1-23.

Abass, A., Awoyale, W., Sulyok, M. & Alamu, E. O. 2017. Occurrence of regulated mycotoxins and other microbial metabolites in dried cassava products from Nigeria. IN Toxins, 9:207.

Riveron, J., Ibrahim, S. S., Mulamba, C., Djouaka, R., Irving, H., Wondji, M. J., Ishak, I. H. & Wondji, C. S. 2017. Genome-wide transcription and functional analyses reveal heterogeneous molecular mechanisms driving pyrethroids resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus across Africa. IN G3-Genes Genomes Genetics, 7(6). 1819-1832.

Biotechnology and Plant breeding

Girma, G., Rabbi, I., Olanrewaju, A., Alaba, O.A., Kulakow, P., Alabi, T., Ayedun, B., Abdoulaye, T., Assfaw Wossen, T., Alene, A. & Manyong, V. 2017. A manual for large-scale sample collection, preservation, tracking, DNA extraction, and variety identification analysis. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA. 44p. ISBN: 978-978-8444-83-1.

Plant production and Plant health

Atser, G., Dixon, A., Ekeleme, F., Chikoye, D., Dashiell, K., Ayankanmi, T., Hauser, S., Agada, M., Okwusi, M., Sokoya, G., Olorunmaiye, P., Olojede, A., Usman, H., Kulakow, P., Osunde, T., Adekoya, E. & Adekoya, E. 2017. The ABC of weed management in cassava production in Nigeria: a training manual. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA. 30p. ISBN: 978-978-8444-87-9.

Makumbi, D., Craufurd, P.Q. & Kanampiu, F. 2017. Herbicide resistant maize seed production and handling. Nairobi, Kenya:CIMMYT. 20p.

Maroya, N., Balogun, M., Aighewi, B., Lasisi, J. & Asiedu, R. 2017. Manual for clean foundation seed yam production using aeroponics system. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA. 68p. ISBN: 978-978-8444-88-6.

Viljoen, A., Mahuku, G., Massawe, C., Ssali, R. T., Kimunye, J., Mostert, G., Ndayihanzamaso, P. & Coyne, D.L. 2017. Banana diseases and pests: field guide for diagnostics and data collection. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA. 73p. 978-978-8444-80-0.

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