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Caroline Nyawira Wahome

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, nairobi General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2013 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
2010 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


I am currently pursuing my PhD in Microbiology with a focus on sustainable seedling production using beneficial microorganisms.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Wahome, C., Ombori, O., Maingi, J., Njeru, E., Nchore, S., Kimiti, J., & Muthini, M. (2023). Response of micropropagated tissue culture banana (Musa spp.) to acclimatization using arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. African Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 4(2), 50-58. (refereed article)
Wahome CN, Maingi JM, Ombori O, Njeru EM, Muthini M and Kimiti JM (2023) Diversity and abundance of bacterial and fungal communities in rhizospheric soil from smallholder banana producing agroecosystems in Kenya. Frontiers in Horticulture. 2:1061456. doi: 10.3389/fhort.2023.1061456 (refereed article)
Caroline N. Wahome, John M. Maingi, Omwoyo Ombori, Jacinta M. Kimiti, Ezekiel M. Njeru, "Banana Production Trends, Cultivar Diversity, and Tissue Culture Technologies Uptake in Kenya", International Journal of Agronomy, vol. 2021, Article ID 6634046, 11 pages, 2021. (refereed article)


American Society of Microbiology

Presentation given

The potential of low-cost tissue culture technology application in sustainable micro-propagation of banana seedlings in Kenya.
held Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Event: CBAS Conference, 15th - 17th Nov 2022
Improvement of survival and growth of tissue culture banana (Musa spp.) seedlings for smallholder farmers through acclimatization using arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi.
Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Event: CBAS Conference, 15th - 17th Nov 2022
Banana cultivar diversity, smallholder production practices and awareness of tissue culture technologies in Kisii, Nyamira and Embu Counties, Kenya
Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Event: Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference

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