NARO Banana Newsletter

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Published Journals

Publications 2017 - 2020

Akankwasa, K., Marimo, P., Tumuhimbise, R., Asasira, M., Khakasa, E., Mpirirwe, I., ... & Nowakunda, K. (2020). The East African highland cooking bananas ‘Matooke’preferences of farmers and traders: Implications for variety development. International Journal of Food Science & Technology

Arinaitwe, I. K., Chee, A., Teo, H., Kayat, F., Tumuhimbise, R., Uwimana, B., Kubiriba, J., Swennen, R., & Ann, J. (2019). Evaluation of banana germplasm and genetic analysis of an F 1 population for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f . sp . cubense race 1. Euphytica, 3.

Arinaitwe, I. K., Teo, C. H., Kayat, F., Tumuhimbise, R., Uwimana, B., Kubiriba, J., & OTHMAN, J. A. H. R. Y. (2019). Molecular Markers and Their Application in Fusarium Wilt Studies in Musa spp. Sains Malaysiana48(9), 1841-1853. 

Andersen, V. (Ed.). (2020). Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food: Controversial Issues: Facts Versus Perceptions. Academic Press

Batte, M., Swennen, R., Uwimana, B., Akech, V., Brown, A., Tumuhimbise, R., … Ortiz, R. (2019). Crossbreeding East African Highland Bananas: Lessons Learnt Relevant to the Botany of the Crop After 21 Years of Genetic Enhancement. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10(February), 1–9. 

Brown, A., Tumuhimbise, R., Amah, D., Uwimana, B., Nyine, M., Mduma, H., … Swennen, R. (2017). Bananas and Plantains (Musa spp.). In Genetic Improvement of Tropical Crops (pp. 219–240). Springer.

Buah, S., Mlalazi, B., Khanna, H., Dale, J. L., & Mortimer, C. L. (2016). The Quest for Golden Bananas: Investigating Carotenoid Regulation in a Fe’i Group Musa Cultivar. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(16), 3176–3185. 

Buregeya, H., Tumuhimbise, R., Kubiriba, J., Talengera, D., Nowankunda, K., Arinaitwe, G., … Rubaihayo, P. (2018). Development of two high-yielding, consumer-acceptable apple banana hybrids (Musa species, AAB genome group) with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense race 1. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, 10(6), 128–133. 

Buregyeya, H., Tumuhimbise, R., Matovu, M., Tumwesigye, K. S., Kubiriba, J., Nowankunda, K., ... & Rubaihayo, P. (2020). Fusarium oxysporum Race 1 resistance and quality traits variations in apple banana germplasm. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, 12(1), 16-24.

Dale, J., Paul, J. Y., Dugdale, B., & Harding, R. (2017). Modifying bananas: From transgenics to organics? Sustainability (Switzerland), 9(3). 

Erima, R., Kubiriba, J., Komutunga, E., Nowakunda, K., Namanya, P., Seruga, R., … Tushemereirwe, W. K. (2017). Banana pests and diseases spread to higher altitudes due to increasing temperature over the last 20 years. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 11(12), 601–608. 

Kamusingize, D., Majaliwa, J. M., Komutunga, E., Tumwebaze, S., Nowakunda, K., Namanya, P., & Kubiriba, J. (2018). Allometric relationships and carbon content for biomass-carbon estimation of East African Highland Bananas (Musa spp. AAA-EAHB) cv. Kibuzi, Nakitembe, Enyeru and Nakinyika. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 13(36), 1865–1873. 

Kikulwe, E. M., Okurut, S., Ajambo, S., Gotor, E., Ssali, R. T., Kubiriba, J., & Karamura, E. (2018). Does gender matter in effective management of plant disease epidemics? Insights from a survey among rural banana farming households in Uganda. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 10(3), 87–98. 

Mbabazi Ruth, Robert Harding, Harjeet Khanna, Priver Namanya, Geofrey Arinaitwe, Wilberforce Tushemereirwe, James Dale, Jean-Yves Paul 2019. Pro-vitamin A carotenoids in East African highland banana and other Musa cultivars grown in Uganda Food Sci Nutr. 2019;00:1–11. Food Science & Nutrition published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 

Namaganda, J. M., Kashaija, I. N., & Maslen, R. (2018). Host Status of the Common Weeds of Banana Establishments to Banana Nematodes in Central Uganda. Academic Journal of Plant Sciences, 11(1), 1–10. 

Namanya, P., Tindamanyire, J., Buah, S., Namaganda, J., & Kubiriba, Jerome Tushemereirwe, W. (2020). Genetically modified bananas for communities of the great lakes region of Africa. In V. Andersen (Ed.), Genetically modified and irradiated food : controversial issues : facts versus perceptions (pp. 117–128).

Onyilo, F., Tusiime, G., Chen, L.-H., Falk, B., Stergiopoulos, I., Tripathi, J. N., … Tripathi, L. (2017). Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated Transformation of Pseudocercospora fijiensis to Determine the Role of PfHog1 in Osmotic Stress Regulation and Virulence Modulation. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8(MAY), 1–13. 

Onyilo, F., Tusiime, G., Tripathi, J. N., Chen, L., Falk, B., Stergiopoulos, I., … Tripathi, L. (2018). Silencing of the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases (MAPK) Fus3 and Slt2 in Pseudocercospora fijiensis Reduces Growth and Virulence on Host Plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9(March), 1–12. 

Paul, J.-Y., Khanna, H., Kleidon, J., Hoang, P., Geijskes, J., Daniells, J., … Dale, J. (2017). Golden bananas in the field: elevated fruit pro-vitamin A from the expression of a single banana transgene. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 15(4), 520–532. 

Priver, N., Jimmy, T., Stephen, B., Josephine, N., Jerome, K., & Wilberforce, T. (2020). Genetically modified bananas for communities of the great lakes region of Africa. In Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food (pp. 117-130). Academic Press.

Tripathi, L., Atkinson, H., Roderick, H., Kubiriba, J., & Tripathi, J. N. (2017). Genetically engineered bananas resistant to Xanthomonas wilt disease and nematodes. Food and Energy Security, 6(2), 37–47. 

Tumuhimbise, R., Barekye, A., Kubiriba, J., Akankwasa, K., Arinaitwe, I. K., Karamura, D., & Tushemereirwe, W. K. (2018). New High-yield Cooking Banana Cultivars with Multiple Resistances to Pests and Diseases (‘NAROBan1’, ‘NAROBan2’, ‘NAROBan3’, and ‘NAROBan4’) Released in Uganda. HortScience, 53(9), 1387–1389.

Tumuhimbise, R., Barekye, A., Talengera, D., Akankwasa, K., Nowakunda, K., Asasira, M., ... & Karamura, E. (2020). Assessing New Banana Genotypes for Relevant Traits: Implication for Variety Selection. Agricultural Sciences, 11(11), 1017-1032.

Templer, N., Hauser, M., Owamani, A., Kamusingize, D., Ogwali, H., Mulumba, L., Onwonga, R., Adugna, B. T., & Probst, L. (2018). Does certified organic agriculture increase agroecosystem health? Evidence from four farming systems in Uganda. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 16(2), 150–166.

Tumuhimbise, R., Buregyeya, H., Kubiriba, J., Tushemereirwe, W. K., Barekye, A., Tendo, R. S., Namagembe, B., Muhangi, S., Kazigye, F., Talengera, D., Tindamanyire, J., Akankwasa, K., Nabulya, G., Namaganda, J., William, W., Kushaba, A., Namuddu, M., Oyesigye, N., Namanya, P., Arinaitwe, I. K., Waniale, A., Karamura, D., & Karamura, E. (2019). ‘NABIO808’ (Syn. ‘NAROBAN5’): A tasty cooking banana cultivar with resistance to pests and diseases. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology, 19(4), 491–495.

Tushemereirwe, W., Batte, M., Nyine, M., Tumuhimbise, R., Barekye, A., Ssali, T., … Swennen, R. (2014). Performance of NARITA Banana Hybrids in the Preliminary Yield Trial, Uganda.

Viljoen, A., Mahuku, G., Massawe, C., Ssali, R. T., Kimunye, J., Mostert, G., … Coyne, D. L. (2017). Banana Diseases and Pests: Field guide for diagnostics and data collection.

Waniale, A., Mukasa, S. B., Tugume, A. K., Tumuhimbise, R., Kubiriba, J., Tushemereirwe, W. K., ... & Swennen, R. (2020). Seed Set Patterns in East African Cooking Bananas (Musa spp.) are Dependent on Weather Before, During, and After Pollination.     


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