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Conservation of biodiversity in the East African tropical forest
(Research gate, 2004-12)
Kakamega forest is one of the remnants of the equatorial guineo rainforest in the Eastern fringes of Africa. It was perhaps cut-off from the Congo region in the early volcanic era when the Great Rift Valley was formed. ...
Sorghum and salinity: II. Gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence of sorghum under salt stress
(Crop Science Society of America, 2004-03)
Photosynthetic activity decreases when plants are grown under saline conditions leading to reduced growth and productivity. Leaf growth, gas exchange, and chlorophyll fluorescence of two sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] ...
Potential of corporate social responsibility for poverty alleviation among contract sugarcane farmers in the Nzoia Sugarbelt, Western Kenya
(Springer Netherlands, 2009-10-01)
Although contract sugarcane farming is the most dominant and popular land use among farmers in Nzoia Sugarbelt, results from a 2007 study suggests that the intended goal of increasing farmers’ incomes seems to have failed. ...
Potential of bamboo as an alternative crop and livelihood strategy to smallholder tobacco farmers in South Nyanza region, Kenya
(Maseno University, Kenya School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Maseno, KENYA, 2009)
he presentation reviews successful crop diversification of 120 farm trial sites in Kenya, where bamboo seedlings were planted under the same growing conditions as tobacco crops in terms of soil, altitude, rainfall and ...
Effects of salinity on growth and photosynthesis of avocado seedlings
(Asian Network for scientific information, 2007-01-01)
Understanding yields in alley cropping maize (Zea Mays L.) and Cassia siamea Lam. under semi-arid conditions in Machakos, Eastern Kenya
(IOS Press, 2001-01-01)
Six seasons of experiments in Machakos, Kenya, revealed that above about 150 mm of rainfall, maize yields per row in alley cropped "replacement" agroforestry (AF) plots, of Cassia siamea Lam. and maize (Zea mays, cv. ...
Serum cystatin C for assessment of glomerular filtration rate in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
(Taylor & Francis, 2004-01-01)
Assessment of renal function is important in the evaluation of the pregnant hypertensive patient. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of cystatin C as a marker of glomerular filtration rate in ...
The accuracy of urine dipsticks as a screening test for proteinuria in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
(Taylor & Francis, 2005-01-01)
Proteinuria is used as a criterion in the classification system for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy including preeclampsia. The aim of the study was to evaluate the accuracy of dipstick urinalysis in a single voided ...
Genetic analysis of HIV-1 subtypes in Nairobi, Kenya
(Public Library of Science, 2008-09-11)
Genetic analysis of a viral infection helps in following its spread in a given population, in tracking the routes of infection and, where applicable, in vaccine design. Additionally, sequence analysis of the viral genome ...
The effect of abdominal obesity on insulin sensitivity and serum lipid and cytokine concentrations in African women
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2006-05)
Studies have shown clear associations of abdominal obesity with lipid and glucose metabolism and cytokine levels in a number of different population groups. However, no such studies have been performed in an African ...