Maseno University

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Prof. Mathews Mito Dida                                                


Applied Plant Sciences

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Address: P.O Box 333, Kisumu
  • BSc (University of Nairobi), 1990
  • Msc (University of Cambridge), 1993
  • PhD (University of East Anglia/John Innes Center, UK), 1998

Ongoing Research: .










  1. Dorothy A. Onyango, Fredrickson Entila, Mathew M. Dida, Abdelbagi M. Ismail  and Khady N. Drame  2019. Mechanistic understanding of iron toxicity tolerance in contrasting rice varieties from Africa: 1. Morpho-physiological and biochemical responses. Functional Plant Biology
  2. Fanuel Kawaka, Huxley Makonde, Mathews Dida, Peter Opala, Omwoyo Ombori, John Maingi, John Muoma. 2018. Genetic diversity of symbiotic bacteria nodulating common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in western Kenya. PloSONE.
  3. Peng Q, Gimode D, Saha D, Schröder S, Chakraborty D, X. Wang, M. M. Dida,  R  L Malmberg and Devos KM. 2018 UGbS-Flex, a novel bioinformatics pipeline for imputation-free SNP discovery in polyploids without a reference genome:finger millet as a case study. BMC Plant Biology 18:117
  4. Pande D, Madzokere E, Hartnady P,  Kraberger K, Hadfield J, Rosario K, Jäschke A, Monjane AL,  Owor BE, Dida MM, Shepherd DN, Martin DP, Varsani A and Harkins GW (2017). The role of Kenya in the trans-African spread of maize streak virus strain A Virus Research 232: 69–76
  5. Gimode D, Odeny DA, de Villiers EP, Wanyonyi S, Dida MM, Mneney EM, Muchugi A, Machuka J, De Villiers SM. (2016) Identification of SNP and SSR Markers in Finger Millet Using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies PLOS/ONE. DOI:10.1371/Joun Pone/0159437