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Dr Nicholas Kibet Korir

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Position: Lecturer and Industry Linkages Coordinator
Title/Qualifications: PhD
Department: Agricultural Science and Technology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi
Phone: Tel- +254 20 8710901
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Area of Specialization: Horticulture

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Research Interests

  • MicroRNA elucidation, development of novel elucidation methods, genome analysis for specific gene families, strategies for the application of DNA markers in practical plant cultivar and variety identification

  • Development and application of innovative and appropriate crop production techniques, physiology, plant nutrition, controlled/modified growing environments, water use efficiency, weed management for horticultural crops

  • Development and deployment of interventions towards dissemination of research findings to all categories of farmers particularly the youth, women and small holders


Publications

1

Differential expression of iron–sulfur cluster biosynthesis genes during peach fruit development and ripening, and their response to iron compound spraying
Z Song, R Ma, B Zhang, S Guo, M Yu, NK Korir
Scientia Horticulturae 207, 73-81

2016

2

Identification of Known and Novel microRNAs and Their Targets in Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit by High-Throughput Sequencing
C Zhang, B Zhang, R Ma, M Yu, S Guo, L Guo, NK Korir
PloS one 11 (7), e0159253

2016

3

Isolation, cloning, and expression of five genes related to nitrogen metabolism in peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch)
CH Zhang, BB Zhang, ML Yu, RJ Ma, ZZ Song, NK Korir
The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 1-8

2016

4

KT/HAK/KUP potassium transporter genes differentially expressed during fruit development, ripening, and postharvest shelf-life of ‘Xiahui6’peaches
Z Song, S Guo, C Zhang, B Zhang, R Ma, NK Korir, M Yu
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 37 (7), 1-9

2015

5

Structure, expression profile, and evolution of the sucrose synthase gene family in peach (Prunus persica)
C Zhang, M Yu, R Ma, Z Shen, B Zhang, NK Korir
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 37 (4), 1-15

2015

6

Structure, expression profile, and evolution of the sucrose synthase gene family in peach (Prunus persica)
NK Korir, C Zhang, M Yu, R Ma, Z Shen, B Zhang
Springer Verlag

2015

7

Advances in identification and validation of plant microRNAs and their target genes
X Sun, Y Zhang, X Zhu, NK Korir, R Tao, C Wang, J Fang
Physiologia plantarum 152 (2), 203-218

2014

8

Genome-wide analysis of the homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-ZIP) gene family in peach (Prunus persica).
NK Korir
Genetics and molecular research

2014

9

Computational identification of microRNAs in the strawberry (Fragaria× ananassa) genome sequence and validation of their precise sequences by miR-RACE
J Han, A Li, H Liu, X Wen, M Zhao, NB Korir, NK Korir, C Wang, J Fang
Gene 536 (1), 151-162

2014

10

Characterization of regulatory mechanism of Poncirus trifoliata microRNAs on their target genes with an integrated strategy of newly developed PPM-RACE and RLM-RACE
L Shangguan, C Song, J Han, X Leng, KN Kibet, Q Mu, E Kayesh, J Fang
Gene 535 (1), 42-52

2014

11

Advances in identification and validation of plant microRNAs and their target genes
NK Korir, X Sun, Y Zhang, X Zhu, R Tao, C Wang, J Fang
wiley

2014

12

Genetic diversity and relationships among different tomato varieties revealed by EST-SSR markers
NK Korir, W Diao, R Tao, X Li, E Kayesh, A Li, W Zhen, S Wang
Genetics and molecular research: GMR 13 (1), 43

2014

13

Fruit skin color and the role of anthocyanin
E Kayesh, L Shangguan, NK Korir, X Sun, N Bilkish, Y Zhang, J Han, ...
Acta physiologiae plantarum 35 (10), 2879-2890

2013


14

Characterization of target mRNAs for grapevine microRNAs with an integrated strategy of modified RLM-RACE, newly developed PPM-RACE and qPCRs
C Wang, J Han, NK Korir, X Wang, H Liu, X Li, X Leng, J Fang
Journal of plant physiology 170 (10), 943-957

2013

15

Whole genome identification and analysis of FK506-binding protein family genes in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)
L Shangguan, E Kayesh, X Leng, X Sun, NK Korir, Q Mu, J Fang
Molecular biology reports 40 (6), 4015-4031

2013

16

Plant variety and cultivar identification: advances and prospects
NK Korir, J Han, L Shangguan, C Wang, E Kayesh, Y Zhang, J Fang
Critical reviews in biotechnology 33 (2), 111-125

2013

17

Characterization and expression profiling of selected microRNAs in tomato (Solanum lycopersicon)‘Jiangshu14’
NK Korir, X Li, S Xin, C Wang, S Changnian, E Kayesh, J Fang
Molecular biology reports 40 (5), 3503-3521

2013

18

Cloning and expression of genes related to the sucrose-metabolizing enzymes and carbohydrate changes in peach
C Zhang, Z Shen, Y Zhang, J Han, R Ma, NK Korir, M Yu
Acta physiologiae plantarum 35 (2), 589-602

2013

19

Characterization of regulatory mechanism of Poncirus trifoliata microRNAs on their target genes with an integrated strategy of newly developed PPM-RACE and RLM-RACE.
NK Korir, L Shangguan, C Song, J Han, X Leng, Q Mu, J Fang
Elsevier

2013

20

Computational Identification of MicroRNAs in the Strawberry (Fragaria× ananassa) Genome Sequence and Validation of their Precise Sequences by MiR-RACE.
NK Korir, J Han, A Li, H Liu, X Wen, M Zhao, NB Korir, C Wang, J Fang
Elsevier BV

2013

21

Genome-wide analysis of dynamic variations in regulation modes of grapevine microRNAs on their target genes during grapevine development
NK Korir, C Wang, L Shangguan, Y Zhang, E Kayesh, Y Zhang, J Fang, ...

2013

22

Whole Genome Identification and Analysis of FK506-Binding Protein Family Genes in Grapevine (Vitis Vinifera L.).
NK Korir, L Shangguan, E Kayesh, X Leng, X Sun, Q Mu, J Fang
PubMed

2013

23

Cloning and expression of genes related to the sucrose-metabolizing enzymes and carbohydrate changes in peach [2013]
NK Korir, M Yu, R Ma, J Han, Y Zhang, Z Shen, C Zhang
Springer-Verlag

2013

24

A novel and efficient strategy for practical identification of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) varieties using modified RAPD fingerprints
NK Korir, XY Li, XP Leng, Z Wu, C Wang, JG Fan
Genet Mol Res 12 (2), 1816-1828

2013

25

Microarray analysis of differentially expressed genes engaged in fruit development between Prunus mume and Prunus armeniaca
X Li, NK Korir, L Liu, L Shangguan, Y Wang, J Han, M Chen, J Fang
Journal of plant physiology 169 (17), 1776-1788

2012

26

Characterization of grapevine microR164 and its target genes
X Sun, NK Korir, J Han, LF Shangguan, E Kayesh, XP Leng, JG Fang
Molecular biology reports 39 (10), 9463-9472

2012

27

Review and structural analysis of the evolution of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) genes involved in flower and fruit development
NK Korir, LF Shangguan, C Wang, E Kayesh, YP Zhang, J Han, JG Fang
Headley Brothers ltd

2012

28

Identification of microRNAs from Amur grape (Vitis amurensis Rupr.) by deep sequencing and analysis of microRNA variations with bioinformatics
C Wang, J Han, C Liu, KN Kibet, E Kayesh, L Shangguan, X Li, J Fang
BMC genomics 13 (1), 1

2012

29

Review and structural analysis of the evolution of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) genes involved in flower and fruit development
LF Shangguan, C Wang, E Kayesh, YP Zhang, NK Korir, J Han, JG Fang
The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 87 (3), 243-249

2012

30

Genome-wide analysis of the AP2/ERF superfamily in peach (Prunus persica)
CH Zhang, LF Shangguan, RJ Ma, X Sun, R Tao, L Guo, NK Korir, ML Yu
Genet Mol Res 11 (4), 4789-4809

2012

31

Characterization of grapevine microR164 and its target genes.
NK Korir, X Sun, J Han, LF Shangguan, E Kayesh, XP Leng, JG Fang
Molecular Biology Reports

2012

32

Deep sequencing of grapevine flower and berry short RNA library for discovery of novel microRNAs and validation of precise sequences of grapevine microRNAs deposited in miRBase
C Wang, X Wang, NK Kibet, C Song, C Zhang, X Li, J Han, J Fang
Physiologia plantarum 143 (1), 64-81

2011

33

Characterization of microRNAs identified in a table grapevine cultivar with validation of computationally predicted grapevine miRNAs by miR-RACE
C Wang, L Shangguan, KN Kibet, X Wang, J Han, C Song, J Fang
PLoS One 6 (7), e21259

2011

34

Evidence of pre-zygotic reproductive isolation between Prunus armeniaca and Prunus mume
NK Korir, X Li, L Shangguan, Y Wang, C Wang, J Zhang, C Song, J Fang
Evolutionary Ecology

2011

35

Evidence of pre-zygotic reproductive isolation between Prunus armeniaca and Prunus mume
X Li, L Shangguan, Y Wang, NK Korir, C Wang, J Zhang, C Song, J Fang
Evolutionary Ecology Research 13 (7), 725-746

2011

36

Computational identification of microRNAs in apple expressed sequence tags and validation of their precise sequences by miR‐RACE
H Yu, C Song, Q Jia, C Wang, F Li, KK Nicholas, X Zhang, J Fang
Physiologia Plantarum 141 (1), 56-70

2011

37

Extraction of low molecular weight RNA from Citrus trifolita tissues for microRNA Northern blotting and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
C Song, X Cao, KK Nicholas, C Wang, X Li, X Wang, J Fang
African Journal of Biotechnology 9 (51), 8726

2010

38

Deep sequencing discovery of novel and conserved microRNAs in trifoliate orange (Citrus trifoliata)
C Song, C Wang, C Zhang, NK Korir, H Yu, Z Ma, J Fang
BMC genomics 11 (1), 1

2010

39

Deep sequencing discovery of novel and conserved microRNAs in trifoliate orange (Citrus trifoliata)
C Song, C Wang, C Zhang, NK Korir, H Yu, Z Ma, J Fang
BMC genomics 11 (1), 1

2010

40

Discovery and characterization of SNPs in Vitis vinifera and genetic assessment of some grapevine cultivars
QH Dong, X Cao, G Yang, HP Yu, KK Nicholas, C Wang, JG Fang
Scientia horticulturae 125 (3), 233-238

2010

 

MiR-RACE, a new efficient approach to determine the precise sequences of computationally identified trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) microRNAs
C Song, J Fang, C Wang, L Guo, KK Nicholas, Z Ma
PLoS One 5 (6), e10861

2010

41

Discovery and characterization of SNPs in Vitis vinifera and genetic assessment of some grapevine cultivars
NK Korir, QH Dong, C Xue, G Yang, Y Hua-Ping, W Chen, F Jing-Gui

2010

42

Enhanced growth and yield of greenhouse produced cucumber under high altitude areas of Kenya
NK Korir, JN Aguyoh, L Gaoqiong
AGRICULTURA TROPICA ET SUBTROPICA

2006

43

Economics of using different nitrogen sources and mulching materials for producing fresh market greenhouse cucumbers in Kenya
NK Korir, JN Aguyoh, L Gaoquiong
Agricultura Tropica ET subtropica 39 (3), 152-157

2006

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