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  1. Cecilia A. Shinda , Nthakanio PN Gitari JN, Runo S Simon Mukono S Samuel Maina S (2022) Nutrient content of sorghum hybrid lines between Gadam and hard coat tannin sorghum cultivars, Food Science & Nutrition. 2022; 00:1–11. DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.2830,
  2. Muchoka P.N, Mugendi, D. N, Njiruh, P.N, Onyari, C, Mbugua, P.K and Njeru E.M (2020) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Colonization in the Rhizosphere of Aspilia pruliseta Schweif. ext Schweif in the Semiarid Eastern Kenya, Air, Soil and Water Research, 13: 1–10
  3. Muchoka J. P., Mugendi, D. N, Njiruh P. N, Onyari C. N, Mbugua P. K and Njeru E. M. (2020) Mycorrhiza co-association with Aspilia pruliseta Schweif. and phosphorus uptake effects on growth of gadam sorghum in the semi-arid lower Eastern Kenya, Journal of Dryland Agriculture, Vol. 6(5), pp. 46-53, DOI: 10.5897/JODA2020.0048
  4. Kiema A. M, Kitilit J. K, Nthakanio P. N, Kios D. K. and  Rachuonyo H. (2020) The Effect of Upgrading Indigenous Goat Breeds with German Alpine on Milk Yields at Manyatta Division of Embu County. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, July, 2020, Vol 6, No. 1.
  5. Gichimu, B. M, Muthee, A.I and Nthakanio P.N (2020) Agronomic Benefits of Shubhodaya-Mycorrhizal Bio-Fertilizer on Banana, Production in Embu County, Kenya, Journal of Agronomy, ISSN 1812-5379, DOI: 10.3923/ja.2020.65.75.
  6. Oyange, W.A. Kanya J.I., Chemining’wa G.N. and Njiruh N. (2020) Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Azolla Accessions in Kenya, Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 23 (2020): #70.
  7. Oyange, W.A, Chemining’wa, G.N, Kanya, J.I, Njiruh N (2020) Effect of time of Azolla incorporation and inorganicfertilizer application on growth and yield of Basmati rice African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 15(3):464-472, DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2019.14456.
  8. WA Oyange, GN Chemining’wa, JI Kanya, PN Njiruh (2019) Azolla Fern in Mwea Irrigation Scheme and Its Potential Nitrogen Contribution in Paddy Rice Production, Journal of Agricultural Science; Vol. 11, No. 18; 2019. URL:
  9. Oyange, A, Chemining’wa, G.N, Kanya, J.I and Njiruh P.N (2019), Effects of Azolla Biomass Growth On Flood WateraTemperature and pH, Tillering and Yield of Paddy Rice, Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 22 (2019): 785 – 794.
  10. Arphaxard Ireri Muthee, Bernard Mukiri Gichimu and Paul Njiruh Nthakanio (2019). Analysis of banana production practices and constraints in Embu County, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 9(1), 123-132.
  11. Oyange, WA, GN Chemining’wa, JI Kanya, PN Njiruh (2019). Effects of inorganic nutrient P and N application on Azolla biomass growth and nutrient uptake. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 14(2), 1-9. effects-inorganic-nutrient-p-n-application-azolla-biomass-growth-nutrient-uptake.
  12. Oyange, W.A. Chemining’wa G.N., Kanya J.I. and Njiruh P.N. (2019) Effects of Azolla and Inorganic Nitrogen Applications On Growth And Yield Of Rice In Mwea Irrigation Scheme. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, 14(3), 1-8.
  13. Antony Kinyua, Richard Damoah, Jonathan Wilson, Maajida Murdock, Kevin Peters, Paul Nthakanio, Millien Kawira, Ernest Teye Matey; Anita Antwiwaa, Sharon Sappor, and Joseph Neenyi Quansah (2018) Training of New Generation in the Access, Evaluation and Exploration (AEE) of Satellite and Public Health Data Sets by of Use of Giovanni System and Basic Statistical Packages, Journal of National Technical Association, 18(3) 24-35.
  14. Ngigi DM, Githui EK, Aman RA, Wanajala FM, Stella RK, Njiru PN and Nguu EK (2018) Population of Biomphalaria spp. Snails Isolates in Kenya Show Variable Resistance to Schistosome Infection, Research and Review in Biosciences, 13(3): 144.
  15. Patroba Odeny Ojola , Evans N. Nyaboga , Paul N. Njiru , George Orinda (2018) Overexpression of rice thaumatin-like protein (Ostlp) gene in transgenic cassava results in enhanced tolerance to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. Manihotis,  Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 1-5;
  16. Njiruh Paul Nthakanio and Wahungu Jacob (2017) Emergence of Bio/Agro-Terrorism in Kenya, Annual Research & Review in Biology, 15(6): 1-12, 2017; Article no. ARRB.34167.
  17. Joshua Oluoch Amimo, Solomon Maina, Douglas W Miano, Egidio Mbogoh, John Irungu, Paul Njiruh (2017) "Occurrence and genetic variability of partial coat protein gene of Sweet potato leaf curl virus in Kenya", African Journal of Biotechnology, 16(45) 2112-2120, ISSN: 2347-565X, NLM ID: 101632869.
  18. Njiruh Paul Nthakanio, Xue Qingzhong (2014) Demarcating day-light-length from temperature effects in PGMS rice using back tracking method. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR). Vol. 5, No. 5, p. 40-52. SSN 22237054 Dio-22253610.
  19. Njiruh Paul Nthakanio, Kanya James Ireri, Kimani John Munji, Wanjogu Rapheal Kinyanjui Kariuki Simon Njau (2013). Segregation distortion of anthocyanin morphological marker in F2 population of cross between Basmati and Environment Genic Male Sterile Rice lines. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR), Vol. 3, No. 12, p. 43-52, 2013. SSN  22237054 Dio-22253610.
  20. Njiruh Paul Nthakanio, Kanya James Ireri, Kimani John Munji, Wajogu Rapheal Kinyanjui (2013) Production of hybrid basmati rice in Kenya: progress and challenges. International Journal of Innovations in Bio-Sciences. Vol. 3(4): 115-124.
  21. Njiruh Paul Nthakanio and Xue Qingzhong (2013) Tracking the expression of photosensitive genic male sterility genes in rice. African Journal of Biotechnology. Vol.12(47) 6583-6590, SSN 1684-5315, Dio-10.5897 /ABJ 12.531.
  22. Njoroge S, Muigai A.W.T, Njiruh P.N and Kariuki S. (2013) Molecular Characterisation and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Escherichia coli Isolates from Goats Slaughtered in parts of Kenya. East African Medical Journal. Vol. No. 1. 1-11.
  23. Kanya James Ireri, Njiruh Paul Nthakanio, Kimani John Munji, Wajogu Rapheal Kinyanjui, Kariuki Simon Njau  (2013) Evaluation of photoperiod and thermosensitive genic male sterile lines for hybrid rice seeds  production in Kenya. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR). Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 21-39. SSN  22237054 Dio-22253610.
  24. Njiruh Paul Nthakanio and Xue Qingzhong (2011) Programmed cell death-like behavior in photoperiod-sensitive genic male sterile (PGMS) rice. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10(16), pp. 3027-3034.
  25. Laura Nyawira Wangai, Muriira Geoffrey Karau, Paul Nthakanio Njiruh, Omar Sabah, Francis Thuo Kimani, Gabriel Magoma, Njagi Kiambo (2011) Sensitivity of Microscopy Compared to Molecular diagnosis of P. falciparum: implications on Malaria Treatment in Epidemic areas in Kenya. Afr. J. Infect. Dis. (2011) 5(1):1 6


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