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List of Publications - ACCI - African Centre for Crop Improvement

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List of ACCI Publications

2017 - 2019
  1. Mathew I, Shimelis H, Mutema M, Clulow A, Zengeni R and Chaplot V. 2019. Selection of wheat genotypes for biomass allocation to improve drought tolerance and carbon sequestration into soils. Accepted to Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science.
  2. Dweba, C.C., Shimelis H., Tapera T., and Tsilo T.J. 2019. Assessment of Fusarium head blight resistance in newly developed recombinant inbred lines of wheat. Cereal Research Communications DOI: 10.1556/0806.
  3. Miriam Matlala, Hussein Shimelis, and Jacob Mashilo. 2019. Response of selected heat and drought tolerant wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes under high- and low-yielding environments. Accepted to Research on Crops.
  4. Filson Kagimbo, Hussein Shimelis, and Julia Sibiya. 2019. Combining ability, gene action and heritability of weevil resistance, storage root yield and yield related-traits in sweetpotato. Euphytica 215(13); DOI: 10.1007/s10681-019-2338-0.
  5. Miriam Matlala, Hussein Shimelis and Jacob Mashilo. 2019. Genotype-by-environment interaction of grain yield among candidate dryland wheat genotypes. Accepted to South African Journal of Plant and Soil.
  6. Richard Ngwepe, Jacob Mashilo and Hussein Shimelis. 2019. Progress in genetic improvement of citron watermelon [Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]: A review. Accepted to Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.
  7. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2019. Long - term conservation of potato genetic resources: Methods and status of conservation. Accepted to Australian Journal of Crop Science.
  8. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2019. Production of hybrid potatoes: Are heterozygosity and ploidy levels important? Accepted to Australian Journal of Crop Science.
  9. Wilson Nkhata, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis, Rowland Chirwa and Tenyson Mzengeza. 2019. Breeding for bean fly resistance in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.): A review. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science 69 (3): 275-285, https://doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2018.1554747.
  10. Precious Mangena, Hussein Shimelis and Mark Laing. 2019. Preliminary investigation of the effect of ethyl 4'fluorooxanilate as a male gametocide of sweet stem sorghum. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science  69 (3): 268–274; DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2018.1554086.
  11. Girma Mengistu, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Dagnachew Lule. 2019. Assessment of farmers’ perceptions of production constraints, and their trait preferences of sorghum in western Ethiopia: implications for anthracnose resistance breeding Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 69 (3): 241–249 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2018.1541190.
  12. William Titus Suvi, Hussein Shimelis and Mark Laing. 2019. Breeding rice for rice yellow mottle virus resistance in sub-Saharan Africa: A Review. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 69(2): 181–188; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2018.1523454.
  13. Abe Shegro Gerrano, Willem S. Jansen van Rensburg, Sonja L. Venter, Nemera G., Shargie, Beyene A. Amelework, Hussein A. Shimelis, and Maryke T. Labuschagne. 2019. Selection of cowpea genotypes based on grain mineral and total protein content. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 69 (2): 155–166; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2018.1520290.
  14. Maletsema A. Mofokeng, H. Shimelis, P. Tongoona, and M.D. Laing. 2019. Protein content and amino acid composition among selected South African sorghum genotypes. In Press, Journal of Food Chemistry and Nutrition.
  15. Maletsema Alina Mofokeng, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Nemera Shargie. 2019. Genetic variability, heritability and genetic gain for quantitative traits in South African sorghum genotypes. Accepted to Australian Journal of Crop Science.
  16. Happy Daudi, Hussein Shimelis, Learnmore Mwadzingeni, Mark Laing and Patrick Okori. 2018. Breeding groundnut for rust resistance: A Review. Legume Research, DOI: 10.18805/LR-416.
  17. Zinhle Babongile Mhlaba, Hussein Shimelis, Beyene Amelework, Albert Thembinkosi Modi, and Jacob Mashilo. 2018. Variance components and heritability of yield and yield-related traits in tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray). South African Journal of Plant and Soil DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2018.1487593.
  18. Maurice Moga, Julia Sibiya and Hussein Shimelis. 2018. Appraisal of major determinants of rice production and farmers' choice of rice ideotypes in south Sudan: implications for breeding and policy interventions. Experimental Agriculture doi:10.1017/S0014479718000017.
  19. Lydia Horn, Hussein Shimelis, Fatma Sarsu, Learnmore Mwadzingeni, and Mark D. Laing. 2018. Genotype by environment interaction of grain yield among novel cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) selections derived through gamma irradiation. The Crop Journal 6:306-318; doi:10.1016/j.cj.2017.10.002.
  20. A.I.T. Shayanowako, H. Shimelis, M.D. Laing, and L. Mwadzingeni. 2018. Genetic diversity of maize genotypes with variable resistance to Striga asiatica and compatibility to Fusarium Oxysporum F.Sp. Strigae based on SSR markers. Cereal Research Communications 46(4): 668–678; DOI: 10.1556/0806.46.2018.044.
  21. I Mathew, H Shimelis, L Mwadzingeni, R Zengeni, M Mutema, and V Chaplot. 2018. Variance components and heritability of traits related to root:shoot biomass allocation and drought tolerance in wheat. Euphytica 214:225; DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-018-2302-4.
  22. Happy Daudi, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, Patrick Okori and Omari Mponda. 2018. Groundnut production constraints, farming systems and farmer-preferred traits in Tanzania. Journal of Crop Improvement 32 (6): 812–828 DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2018.1531801.
  23. Sandile Hadebe, Alfred Odindo, Albert Modi, and Hussein Shimelis. 2018. Inducing genetic mutation on selected vernonia accessions using predetermined ethylmethanesulfonate dosage, temperature regime and exposure duration conditions. South African Journal of Botany 119: 301–306, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2018.09.032.
  24. Jane Muthoni and Hussein Shimelis. 2018. Progress made in developing new high yielding potato varieties for the Kenyan highlands at KALRO-Tigoni. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 13: 50.63: DOI: 10.3844/ajabssp.2018.50.63.
  25. Mulualem T, Mekbib F, Hussein Shimelis, Gebre E. 2018. Analysis of Biochemical Composition of Yams (Dioscorea spp.) Landraces from Southwest Ethiopia. Agrotechnology 7: 177. doi: 10.4172/2168-9881.1000177.
  26. Girma Mengistu, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Dagnachew Lule. 2018. Breeding for anthracnose (Colletotrichum sublineolum Henn.) resistance in sorghum: challenges and opportunities. Australian Journal of Crop Science 12(12):1911-1920; doi: 10.21475/ajcs.18.12.12.p1230.
  27. Tewodros Mulualem, Firew Mekbib., Shimelis Hussein, Endale Gebre, and Amelework Beyene. 2018. Genetic diversity assessment of yam (Dioscorea spp.) landrace collections using simple sequence repeat markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 12(08):1223-1230; doi: 10.21475/ajcs.18.12.08.PNE885.
  28. Jacob Mashilo, Alfred O. Odindo, Hussein A. Shimelis, Pearl Musenge, Samson Z. Tesfay, and Lembe S. Magwaza. 2018. Photosynthetic efficiency of bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] under drought stress. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 23 (2): 293–304, DOI: 10.1007/s40502-018-0377-5.
  29. Nkhathutsheleni Maureen Tshikunde, Alfred Odindo, Hussein Shimelis, and Jacob  Mashilo. 2018. Leaf gas exchange and water-use efficiency of dry-land wheat genotypes under water stressed and non-stressed conditions. Journal of Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant & Soil Science 68 (8): 738–748, DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2018.1480729.
  30. Maurice Mogga, Julia Sibiya, Hussein Shimelis, Jimmy Lamo, and Nasser Yao. 2018. Diversity analysis and genome-wide association studies of grain quality traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.) using DArT markers. PLoS ONE 13(6): e0198012. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198012.
  31. Zelalem Bekekoa, Chemeda Fininsa, Shimelis Hussien, Temam Hussien, Dagne Wegari, and Belachew Asalf. 2018. Combining ability and nature of gene action in maize (Zea mays L) inbred lines for resistance to gray leaf spot disease (Cercospora zeae maydis) in Ethiopia. Crop Protection 112: 39-48, DOI:maize https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2018.05.010.
  32. Learnmore Mwadzingeni, Hussein Shimelis and Toi J. Tsilo. 2018. Combining ability and gene action controlling yield and yield components in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under drought-stressed and non-stressed conditions. Plant Breeding 137:502–513, DOI:10.1111/pbr.12606.
  33. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Hussien Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Kebebew Assefa. 2018. Gene action controlling yield and yield-related traits among tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] populations under drought-stressed and non-stressed conditions. Plant Breeding 137:585–597, DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12606.
  34. Zinhle Babongile Mhlaba, Beyene Amelework, Hussein A. Shimelis, Albert T. Modi, Jacob Mashilo. 2018. Genetic interrelationship among tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray) genotypes revealed through SSR markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 12(10):1587-1595, doi: 10.21475/ajcs.18.12.10.p1129.
  35. Zinhle Babongile Mhlaba, Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, Amelework Beyene Assefa, and Albert T. Modi. 2018. Progress in genetic analysis and breeding of tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray): A Review. Scientia Horticulturae 237: 112-119, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2018.04.012.
  36. Jiregna Tasisa, Wassu Mohammed, Shimelis Hussien, and Vasantha Kumar. 2018. Genetic control of inheritance of fruit quality attributes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Agric Res 7(2):120–128. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40003-018-0314-x.
  37. Fekadu Gurmu, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2018. Combining ability, heterosis, and heritability of storage root dry matter, beta-carotene, and yield-related traits in sweetpotato. HortScience 53(2):167–175. 2018. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12280-17.
  38. Zinhle Babongile Mhlaba, Beyene Amelework, Hussein A. Shimelis, Albert T. Modi, and Jacob Mashilo. 2018. Genetic differentiation among selected tepary bean collections revealed by morphological traits and simple sequence repeat markers. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science, 68 (7): 608–618, DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2018.1450440.
  39. Lameck M. Nyaligwa, Hussein Shimelis, Learnmore Mwadzingeni and Mark D. Laing. 2018. Genotype-by-environment interaction analysis of maize hybrids for grain yield and maize streak virus severity in the mid-altitude agro-ecologies. Australian Journal of Crop Science 12(08):1304-1312; doi: 10.21475/ajcs.18.12.08.PNE1108.
  40. Admire I.T. Shayanowako, Hussein Shimelis, Mark D. Laing, Learnmore Mwadzingeni. 2018. Variance components and heritability of traits related to Striga asiatica resistance and compatibility to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Strigae in maize. Maydica 63(1):1-8.
  41. Solomon Assefa Derese, Hussein Shimelis, Learnmore Mwadzingeni and Mark Laing. 2018. Agro-morphological characterization and selection of sorghum landraces. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science 68 (7): 585–595, DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2018.1448884.
  42. Precious Mangena, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Beyene Amelework. 2018. Genetic interrelationship of sweet stem sorghum genotypes assessed through simple sequence repeat markers. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 35(5): 351–358; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2018.1446224.
  43. Gina Cannarozzi, Solomon Chanyalew, Kebebew Assefa, Abate Bekele, Regula Blösch, Annett Weichert, Dominik Klauser, Sonia Plaza-Wüthrich, Korinna Esfeld, Moritz Jöst, Abiel Rindisbacher, Habte Jifar, Victoria Johnson-Chadwick, Ermias Abate, Wuyan Wang, Rizqah Kamies, Negussu Husein, Worku Kebede, Kidist Tolosa, Yazachew Genet, Kidu Gebremeskel, Brikti Ferede, Firew Mekbib, Federico Martinelli, Hans Christian Pedersen, Suhail Rafudeen, Shimelis Hussein, Muluneh Tamiru, Naomi Nakayama, Mike Robinson, Ian Barker, Samuel Zeeman, and Zerihun Tadele. 2018. Technology Generation to Dissemination: Lessons Learned from the Tef Improvement Project. Euphytica 214:31 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-018-2115-5.
  44. Solomon Assefa Derese, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Fentahum Mengistu. 2018. The impact of drought on sorghum production, and farmer’s varietal and trait preferences, in the north eastern Ethiopia: implications for breeding. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science, 68 (5): 424–436 https://doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2017.1418018.
  45. Jacob Mashilo, Alfred O. Odindo, Hussein A. Shimelis, Pearl Musenge, Samson Z. Tesfay, Lembe S. Magwaza. 2018. Photosynthetic response of bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] to drought stress: Relationship between Cucurbitacins accumulation and drought tolerance. Scientia Horticulturae 231: 133–143; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2017.12.027.
  46. Jiregna Tasisa Dufera, Wassu Mohammed, Shimelis Hussien, and Vasantha Kumar. 2018. Genetic Analysis for Fruit Yield and Quality Attributes in Some Processing and Fresh Market Tomato Genotypes. International Journal of Vegetable Science 24 (3): 227–235,  https://doi.org/10.1080/19315260.2017.1410873
  47. Fekadu Gurmu, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2018. Correlation and path-coefficient analyses of root yield and related traits among selected sweetpotato clones. South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 35(3): 179–186 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2017.1354405.
  48. Sandiswa Figlan, Tarekegn G. Terefe, Hussein Shimelis and Toi J. Tsilo. 2018. Adult plant resistance to leaf rust and stem rust of wheat in a newly developed recombinant inbred line population. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 35(2): 111–119, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2017.1339131.
  49. Emmanuel Mrema, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Learnmore Mwadzingeni. 2018. Genetic analysis of maximum germination distance of Striga under Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Strigae biocontrol in sorghum. Journal of Integrative Agriculture 17(7): 1585–1593, doi: 10.1016/S2095-3119(17)61790-8
  50. Precious Mangena, Hussein Shimelis and Mark Laing. 2018. Characterization of sweet stem sorghum genotypes for bio-ethanol production. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science 68 (4): 323–333, DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2017.1400586.
  51. Demissew Ababulgu, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Amelework Beyene. 2018.  Phenotypic characterization of elite quality protein maize (QPM) inbred lines adapted to tropical-highlands and the association studies using SSR markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 12(01):22-31, doi: 10.21475/ajcs.18.12.01.pne567.
  52. Rose Mongi, Pangirayi Tongoona, Hussein Shimelis and Julia Sibiya. 2018. Agronomic performances and economics of yield loss associated with angular leaf spot disease of common bean in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Plant Disease 102 (1): 85-90, https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-17-0547-RE.
  53. Filson Kagimbo, Hussein Shimelis, and Julia Sibiya. 2018. Sweet Potato Weevil Damage, Production Constraints, and Variety References in Western Tanzania: Farmers’ Perception. Journal of Crop Improvement 32 (1): 107–123 https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2017.1400485
  54. Admire Tichafa Shayanowako, Mark Laing, Hussein Shimelis and Learnmore Mwadzingeni. 2018. Resistance breeding and biocontrol of Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze in maize: A review. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science 68 (2): 110–120. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2017.1370493
  55. Filson Kagimbo, Hussein Shimelis, and Julia Sibiya. 2018. Diversity assessment of sweetpotato germplasm collections for yield and yield-related traits in western Tanzania. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science 68 (2): 121–129. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2017.1372516.
  56. Emmanuel Mrema, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing 2017. Genetic effect of Striga resistance in sorghum genotypes. Euphytica, 213:280, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-017-2073-3.
  57. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Kebebew Assefa. 2017. Early generation genetic variation and heritability of yield and related traits among tef populations. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology 20 (5) : 379 ~ 386 DOI No. 10.1007/s12892-017-0087-0.
  58. Lameck M. Nyaligwa, Hussein Shimelis, Mark D. Laing, and Learnmore Mwadzingeni. 2017. Combining ability for grain yield and resistance to maize streak virus in maize. Maydica 62: 1-7.
  59. Learnmore Mwadzingeni, Hussein Shimelis and Toi John Tsilo. 2017. Variance components and heritability of yield and yield components of wheat under drought-stressed and non-stressed conditions. Australian Journal of Crop Science 11(11): 1425-1430; doi: 10.21475/ajcs.17.11.11.pne548.
  60. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, Alfred Odindo and Amelework Beyene. 2017. Assessment of the genetic diversity of dessert watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) landrace collections of South Africa using SSR markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 11(11):1392-1398, doi: 10.21475/ajcs.17.11.11.pne461.
  61. Lydia N. Horn, Habteab M. Ghebrehiwot, Fatma Sarsu and Hussein Shimelis. 2017 Participatory varietal selection among elite cowpea genotypes in northern Namibia. Legume Research 40(6): 995-1003, DOI: 10.18805/LR-334.
  62. Fekadu Gurmu, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2017. Genotype-by-environment interaction and stability of sweetpotato genotypes for root dry matter, β-carotene and fresh root yield. Open Agriculture Journal 2: 473–485: DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2017-0052
  63. Jacob Mashilo, Alfred O. Odindo, Hussein A. Shimelis, Pearl Musenge, Samson Z. Tesfay, and Lembe S. Magwaza. 2017. Drought tolerance of selected bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] landraces assessed by leaf gas exchange and photosynthetic efficiency. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 120: 75-87, DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.09.022.
  64. Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, and Asrat Asfaw. 2017. Combining ability of highland tropic adapted potato for tuber yield and yield components under drought. PLOS ONE 12(7): e0181541. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181541
  65. Learnmore Mwadzingeni, Sandiswa Figlan, Hussein Shimelis, Suchismita Mondal, and Toi J. Tsilo. 2017. Genetic Resources and Breeding Methodologies for Improving Drought Tolerance in Wheat. Journal of Crop Improvement 31 (5): 648–672, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2017.1345816                
  66. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis and Alfred Odindo. 2017. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] and implications for breeding: A Review. Scientia Horticulturae 222:136-144.·
  67. Fekadu Gurmu, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2017. Evaluation of candidate orange fleshed-sweetpotato clones for nutritional traits. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science. 67 (7): 651–659, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2017.1327081.
  68. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Kebebew Assefa. 2017. Selection of drought-tolerant tef (Eragrostis tef) genotypes using drought tolerance indices. South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 34(4): 291–300, DOI: 10.1080/02571862.2017.1300696
  69. Isack Mathew, Hussein Shimelis, Macdex Mutema and Vincent Chaplot. 2017. What crop type for atmospheric carbon sequestration: Results from a global data analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 243:34–46; DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.04.008.
  70. AM Mofokeng, H Shimelis and M Laing. 2017. Phenotypic diversity of South African sorghum genotypes assessed using quantitative and qualitative phenotypic traits. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 34(5): 361–370 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2017.1319504.
  71. Rukundo P., Shimelis H., Laing M and Gahakwa D. 2017. Combining ability, maternal effects and heritability of drought tolerance, yield and yield components in sweetpotato. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1981. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.01981
  72. Damien Shumbusha, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Theodore Asiimwe. 2017. Phenotypic diversity analysis of sweetpotato for breeding dual-purpose varieties. Journal of Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science, 67(4): 340–351 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2017.
  73. Emmanuel Mrema, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Tulole Bucheyeki. 2017. Screening of sorghum genotypes for resistance to Striga hermonthica and S. asiatica and compatibility with Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. strigae. Journal of Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 67 (5): 395–404; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2017.1284892
  74. Hirut Betaw, Shimelis H., Rob Melis, Fentahun Mengistu and Walter De Jong. 2017. Yield, yield-related traits and response of potato clones to late blight disease, in North-Western highlands of Ethiopia. Journal of Phytopathology 165: 1–14, doi: 10.1111/jph.12514.
  75. Beyene Amelework, H Shimelis and Mark Laing. 2017. Genetic variation in sorghum as revealed by phenotypic and SSR markers: implications for combining ability and heterosis for grain yield. Journal of Plant Genetic Resources 15 (4):335-347; doi:10.1017/S1479262115000696.
  76. Lembe Samukelo Magwaza, Sónia Inês Messo Naidoo, Sunette M. Laurie, Mark D Laing and Hussein Shimelis. 2017. Development of NIRS models for rapid quantification of protein content in sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam]. Journal of LWT - Food Science and Technology 72:63-70, DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2016.04.032.
  77. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, Alfred Odindo and Amelework Beyene. 2017. Genetic diversity and differentiation in citron watermelon [Citrullus lanatus var. citroides] landraces assessed by simple sequence repeat markers. Scientia Horticulturae 214: 99–106; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2016.11.015.
  78. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, Alfred Odindo and Amelework Beyene. 2017. Genetic differentiation of bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] landraces assessed by fruit qualitative traits and simple sequence repeat markers Scientia Horticulturae 216: 1–11; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2016.12.022.
  79. Dweba CC, Figlan S, Shimelis H, Motaung TE, Sydenham S, Mwadzingenia L. and Tsilo TJ. 2017. Fusarium head blight of wheat: pathogenesis and control strategies. Crop Protection 91:114-122, doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2016.10.002.
  80. Rizwan M, Aslam M, Asghar MJ, Abbas G, Shah TM and Shimelis H. 2017. Pre-breeding of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) for herbicide resistance through seed mutagenesis. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171846. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0171846
  81. Learnmore Mwadzingeni, Hussein Shimelis, Jasper Rees, Toi J. Tsilo. 2017. Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Agronomic Traits in Wheat under Drought-Stressed and Non-Stressed Conditions. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171692. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171692.
  82. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, and Alfred Odindo. 2017. Yield-based selection indices for drought tolerance evaluation in selected bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] landraces. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 67 (1): 43–50, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2016.1215518.
  83. Emmanuel Mrema, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Tulole Bucheyeki. 2017. Farmers’ perceptions of sorghum production constraints and Striga control practices in semi-arid areas of Tanzania. International Journal of Pest Management 63 (2):146–156, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2016.1238115.
  84. Sandiswa Figlan, Timmy Baloyi, Tsepiso Hlongoane, Tarekegn Terefe, Hussein Shimelis and Toi Tsilo. 2017. Adult plant resistance of selected Kenyan wheat cultivars to leaf rust and stem rust. Cereal Research Communications 45(1): 68–82; DOI: 10.1556/0806.44.2016.052.
  85. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Kebebew Assefa. 2017. Genetic variation and trait association of tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] evaluated under optimal and moisture stressed conditions. Australian Journal of Crop Science 11(03):241-247, doi: 10.21475/ajcs.17.11.03.pne69.
  86. Sandile T Hadebe, Albert T Modi and Hussein A Shimelis. 2017. Determination of optimum ethylmethanesulfonate conditions for chemical mutagenesis of selected vernonia accessions. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 34(4): 311–317, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2017.1317851.
  87. Alina Mofokeng, H. Shimelis and M. Laing. 2017. Breeding strategies to improve sorghum quality. Australian Journal of Crop Science 11(02):142-148, doi: 10.21475/ajcs.17.11.02.p127
  88. Ermias Abate, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Fentahun Mengistu. 2017. Soil acidity under multiple land-uses: Assessment of perceived causes and indicators, and nutrient dynamics in small-holders’ mixed-farming system of northwest Ethiopia. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 67 (2): 134–147, doi: 10.1080/09064710.2016.1230227.
  89. Maletsema Alina Mofokeng, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Nemera Shargie. 2017. Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] breeding for resistance to leaf and stalk anthracnose, Colletotrichum sublineolum, and improved yield: Progress and prospects. Australian Journal of Crop Science 11(09):1078-1085 (2017), DOI: doi: 10.21475/ajcs.17.11.09.pne347.
  90. Ermias Abate, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing, Fentahun Mengistu and Zerihun Tadele. 2017. Screening of ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS) mutagenized tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] population identifies Al-tolerant lines. Journal of Plant Interactions, 12 (1):170–176 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17429145.2017.1310943.
  91. Didas Kimaro, Rob Melis, Julia Sibiya and Hussein Shimelis. 2017. Production constraints and farmers-preferred traits of pigeonpea varieties: implications for breeding in Tanzania. Journal of Transylvanian Review 25 (14): 3849-3861
  92. Lameck M Nyaligwa, Shimelis A Hussein, Mark D Laing, Habteab M Ghebrehiwot and Amelework A Beyene. 2017. Key maize production constraints and farmers’ preferred traits in the mid-altitude maize agro-ecologies of northern Tanzania. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 34(1):47–53, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2016.1151957.
  93. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Kebebew Assefa. 2017. Achievements and gaps in tef productivity improvement practices in the marginal areas of northern Ethiopia: implications for future directions. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 15 (1):42–53, DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2016.1173990                                     
                                                                         
2010 - 2016

  1. L. Mwadzingeni, H. Shimelis, S. Tesfay and T. J. Tsilo. 2016. Screening of bread wheat genotypes for drought tolerance using phenotypic and proline analyses. 2016. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1276. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.01276.
  2. Assefa Amelework, Mark Laing and Hussein Shimelis. 2016. Evaluation of effective gametocides for selective induction of male sterility in sorghum. Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 52 (4): 163–170. doi: 10.17221/159/2015-CJGPB
  3. Demissew Abakemal, Hussein Shimelis and John Derera. 2016. Analyses of combining ability and genotype-by-environment interaction of quality protein maize inbred lines adapted to tropical-highlands. Crop Science 56:3078–3089 doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.04.0219.
  4. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, Alfred Odindo and Amelework Beyene. 2016. SSR markers reveal genetic diversity within and among landrace collections of citron and dessert watermelon from South Africa. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 141 (6): 598-608; doi: 10.21273/JASHS03870-16.
  5. Rose Mongi, P. Tongoona, H. Shimelis and J. Sibiya. 2016. Appraisal of common bean farming systems under angular leaf spot disease prone environments of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 50 (5) 2016 : 428-43310.18805/ijare.v50i5.3748.
  6. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Kebebew Assefa. 2016. Performance of tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] genotypes for yield and yield components under drought-stressed and non-stressed conditions. Crop Science 56:1799-1806, doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.07.0449.
  7. M.S. Mohammed, H.A. Shimelis and M.D. Laing. 2016. Preliminary investigation on some agronomic and morphological variations of within and between Bambara groundnut landraces. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 18: 1909-1920.
  8. M.S. Mohammed, H.A. Shimelis and M.D. Laing. 2016 Farmers’ preference of bambara groundnut varieties and their breeding priority in Kano State of Nigeria. Techno Science Africana Journal 13: 1-10.
  9. Habteab M. Ghebrehiwot, Shimelis A. Hussein, Kevin P. Kirkman, Mark Laing, Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi. 2016. Nutritional and sensory evaluation of injeras prepared from tef and Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees. flours with sorghum blends. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1059, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01059.
  10. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, and Alfred Odindo. 2016. Correlation and path coefficient analyses of qualitative and quantitative traits in selected bottle gourd landraces. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 66 (7): 558–569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2016.1197965.
  11. M.A. Mofokeng, H. Shimelis, P. Tongoona and M.D. Laing. 2016. Constraints and varietal trait preferences of sorghum producers in South Africa. Journal of Tropical Agriculture 54 (1):7-15.
  12. Demissew Abakemal, Hussein Shimelis and John Derera. 2016. Genotype-by-environment interaction and yield stability of quality protein maize hybrids developed from tropical-highland adapted inbred lines. Euphytica 209:757–769, DOI 10.1007/s10681-016-1673-7.
  13. Esayas Tena, Firew Mekbib, Hussein Shimelis and Learnmore Mwadzingeni. 2016. Sugarcane production under smallholder farming systems: farmers preferred traits, constraints and genetic resources. Cogent Food & Agriculture 2: 1191323. http://dx.doi.or/10.1080/23311932.2016.1191323
  14. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Kebebew Assefa. 2016. Assessment of the genetic relationship of tef (Eragrostis tef) genotypes using SSR markers. South African Journal of Botany 105:106–110, DOI 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.12.009
  15. Lydia Horn, Habteab Mesghina Ghebrehiwot and Shimelis Hussein. 2016. Selection of novel cowpea genotypes derived through gamma irradiation. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 7:262, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00262.
  16. Mizan Tesfay Abraha, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Kebebew Assefa. 2016. Diagnostic Assessment of the Production Status, Constraints and Farmer-Preferred Traits of Tef [Eragrostis tef (zucc.) Trotter] Under Drought-Prone Environments. Journal of Transylvanian Review 25 (7): 926-939.
  17. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein A. Shimelis, Alfred O. Odindo and Beyene Amelework. 2016. Genetic diversity of bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.] landraces revealed by simple sequence repeat markers. HortScience 51 (2): 120-126.
  18. Stephan Ngailo, Hussein Shimelis, Julia Sibiya and Kiddo Mtunda. 2016. Genetic diversity assessment of Tanzanian sweetpotato genotypes using simple sequence repeat markers. South African Journal of Botany 102: 40–45.
  19. Abera W., H. Shimelis, J. Derera, M. Worku and M. Laing. 2016. Northern leaf blight response of elite maize inbred lines adapted to the mid-altitude sub-humid tropics. Cereal Research Communications, 44(1): 141–152, DOI: 10.1556/0806.43.2015.037.
  20. Netsanet Hei, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2016. Heterosis and combining ability analysis of slow rusting stem rust resistance and yield and related traits in bread wheat. Euphytica 207:501–514, DOI 10.1007/s10681-015-1526-9.
  21. Wende Abera, Shimelis Hussein, John Derera, Mosisa Worku and Mark Laing. 2016. Heterosis and combining ability of elite maize inbred lines under northern corn leaf blight disease prone environments of the mid-altitude tropics. Euphytica 208:391–400; DOI 10.1007/s10681-015-1619-5.
  22. Lameck Nyaligwa, Shimelis Hussein, Beyene Amelework and Habteab Ghebrehiwot. 2016. Genetic diversity analysis of elite maize inbred lines of diverse sources using SSR markers. Maydica 60: 1-8.
  23. Stephan Ngailo, Hussein Shimelis, Julia Sibiya and Kiddo Mtunda. 2016. Assessment of sweetpotato farming systems, production constraints and breeding priorities in eastern Tanzania. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 33(2): 105–112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2015.1079932.
  24. Kaoneka S.R., R.K. Saxena, S.N. Silim, D.A. Odeny, N.V.P.R. Ganga Rao, H.A. Shimelis , M. Siambi and R.K. Varshney. 2016. Pigeonpea Breeding in Eastern and Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Plant Breeding 135 (2): 148–154, doi:10.1111/pbr.12340.
  25. Mohammed, M.S., Shimelis H.A. and Laing M.D. 2016. Phenotypic characterization of diverse Bambara groundnut germplasm collections through seed morphology. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 63 (5): 889-899, DOI: 10.1007/s10722-016-0374-3.
  26. Beyene Amelework, Hussien Shimelis, Pangirayi Tongoona, Mengistu Fentahun Mark Laing and Ayele, Dawit. 2016. Sorghum production systems and constraints, and coping strategies under drought-prone agro-ecologies. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 33(3): 207–217 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2016.1143043.
  27. Jean Baptiste Muhinyuza, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis, Julia Sibiya and Magnifique Ndambe Nzaramba. 2016. Breeding potato for high yields: A review. Australian Journal of Crop Science 10(6):771-775, DOI: 10.21475/ajcs.2016.10.06.p6775.
  28. Jean Baptiste Muhinyuza, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis, Julia Sibiya and Magnifique Ndambe Nzaramba. 2016. Combining ability analysis of yield and late blight [Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary] resistance of potato germplasm in Rwanda. Australian Journal of Crop Science 10(6):799-807; DOI: 10.21475/ajcs.2016.10.06.p7303
  29. Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis and Alfred Odindo. 2016. Genetic diversity of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.) landraces of South Africa assessed by morphological traits and simple sequence repeat markers. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 33(2): 113–124 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2015.1090024.
  30. Learnmore Mwadzingeni, Hussein Shimelis, Ernest Dube, Mark D Laing, and Toi J Tsilo. 2016. Breeding Wheat for Drought Tolerance: Progress and Technologies. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 15(5): 935–943, DOI 10.1016/S2095-3119(15)61102-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2015.1063684
  31. Beyene Amelework, Hussien Shimelis, Pangirayi Tongoona, Mark Laing and Fentahun Mengistu. 2016. Genetic diversity of lowland sorghum landraces assessed by morphological and microsatellite markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 10(3):291-298.
  32. Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Gahakwa Daphrose. 2016. Greenhouse and in-vitro screening of sweet potato genotypes for drought tolerance Research on Crops 17 (3): 568-578; DOI : 10.5958/2348-7542.2016.00095.4.
  33. MS Mohammed, HA Shimelis, MD Laing. 2015. Preliminary investigation of the crossing of bambara nut (Vigna subterranea [L.] Verdc.). Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 8 (2):225-232, DOI 10.4314/bajopas.v8i2.37.
  34. Demissew Abakemal and Shimelis Hussein. 2015. Genetic variability and classification of highland adapted quality protein maize inbred lines using SSR markers. Ethiopian Journal of Crop Science 4(1): 1-16.
  35. Mulbah Quaqua, Shimelis Hussein, Laing Mark. 2015. Combining ability and gene action of three components of horizontal resistance against rice blast. Euphytica 206:805–814, DOI 10.1007/s10681-015-1522-0.
  36. Stephan Ngailo, Hussein Shimelis, Julia Sibiya and Kiddo Mtunda. 2015. Screening of Tanzanian sweetpotato germplasm for yield and related traits and resistance to sweet potato virus disease. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B-Soi & Plant Science 66 (1): 52–66
  37. Lydia Horn, Hussein Shimelis, and Mark Laing. 2015 Participatory appraisal of production constraints, preferred traits and farming system of cowpea in the northern Namibia: implications for breeding. Legume Research 38(5):691-700.
  38. Jean Baptiste Muhinyuza, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis, Julia Sibiya, and Magnifique Ndambe Nzaramba. 2015. Assessment of genetic relationship among potato promising genotypes in Rwanda using SSR markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 9(8):696-700.
  39. Beyene Amelework, Hussien Shimelis, Pangirayi Tongoona, Mark Laing and Fentahun Mengistu. 2015. Genetic variation in lowland sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) landraces assessed by simple sequence repeats. Journal of Plant Genetic Resources 13(2): 131–141, doi:10.1017/S1479262114000744.
  40. Lekha Pazhamala, Rachit K Saxena, Vikas K Singh, CV Sameerkumar, Vinay Kumar, Pallavi Sinha, Kishan Patel, Jimmy Obala, Seleman R Kaoneka, P Tongoona, Hussein Shimelis, NVPR Gangarao, Damaris Odeny, Abhishek Rathore, PS Dharmaraj, KN Yamini and Rajeev K Varshney. 2015. Genomics-assisted breeding for boosting crop improvement in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) Frontiers in Plant Science, section Plant Genetics and Genomics 6:1-12, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00050.
  41. Demissew Abakemal, Hussein Shimelis, John Derera, and Kassa Semagn. 2015 Genetic purity and patterns of relationships among tropical-highland adapted quality protein and normal maize inbred lines using microsatellite markers. Euphytica 204:49-61. DOI 10.1007/s10681-014-1332-9.
  42. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2015. Genotype x Environment Interaction and Stability of Potato Tuber Yield and Bacterial Wilt Resistance in Kenya. American Journal of Potato Research 92:367–378. DOI 10.1007/s12230-015-9442-z.
  43. Jean Baptiste Muhinyuza, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis, Julia Sibiya, and Magnifique Ndambe Nzaramba. 2015. Yield response and late blight reaction of potato genotypes in Rwanda. American Journal of Potato Research 92:10–22, DOI 10.1007/s12230-014-9406-8.
  44. Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Daphrose Gahakwa. 2015. Farmers’ Perceptions, Production and Productivity Constraints, Preferences, and Breeding Priorities of Sweetpotato in Rwanda. HortScience 50:36-43.
  45. Jane Muthoni, Jackson Kabira, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2015. Tetrasomic inheritance in cultivated potato and implications in conventional breeding. Australian Journal of Crop Science 9(3):185-190.
  46. Habteab Ghebrehiwot, Richard Burgdorf, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2015. The efficacy of four gametocides for induction of pollen sterility in Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter. African Journal of Biotechnology 14(9): 774-780.
  47. Vuledzani Ndou, Hussein Shimelis, Alfred Odindo and Albert Modi. 2015. Agro-morphological variation among two selected wheat varieties after ethyl methanesulphonate mutagenesis. Research on Crops 16 (1): 27-36, DOI: 10.5958/2348-7542.2015.00004.2.
  48. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2015. Combining ability analysis of tuber yield and related traits and bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) resistance in potato. Australian Journal of Crop Science 9(5):401-412
  49. Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Daphrose Gahakwa. 2015. Application of Principal Component Analysis to yield and yield related traits to identify sweet potato breeding parents. Tropical Agriculture 92: 1-15.
  50. Netsanet Hei, Hussein Ali Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Belayneh Admassu. 2015. Assessment of Ethiopian Wheat Lines for Slow Rusting Resistance to Stem Rust of Wheat Caused by Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici. Journal of Phytopathology, 163 :353–363, DOI 10.1111/jph.12329.
  51. Placide Rukundo, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Daphrose Gahakwa. 2015. Phenotypic characterization of sweetpotato genotypes grown in East and Central Africa. South African Journal of Plant and Soil. 32 (2): 77-86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2014.994141
  52. Fekadu Gurmu, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2015. Diagnostic assessment of sweetpotato production in Ethiopia: constraints, post-harvest handling and farmers’ preferences. Research on Crops 16 (1): 104-115 DOI : 10.5958/2348-7542.2015.00016.9.
  53. Fekadu Gurmu, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2014. The Potential of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato to Prevent Vitamin A Deficiency. International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research 84: 65 - 78.
  54. Jane Muthoni, Jackson Kabira, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2014. Producing potato crop from true potato seed (TPS): A comparative study. Australian Journal of Crop Science 8(8):1147-1151.
  55. Sandiswa Figlan, Cobus Le Roux, Tarekegn Terefe, Willem Botes, Botma Visser, Shimelis Hussein and Toi Tsilo. 2014. Wheat stem rust in South Africa: current status and future research directions. African Journal of Biotechnology 13(44): 4188-4199.
  56. Fezile Mdluli, Joyce Thamaga-Chitja, Stefan Schmidt and Hussein Shimelis. 2014. Production Hygiene and Training Influences on Rural Small-Scale Organic Farmer Practices: South Africa. Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences 42:17-23.
  57. M.A. Mofokeng, H. Shimelis, P. Tongoona, and M.D. Laing. 2014. A genetic diversity analysis of South African sorghum genotypes using SSR markers. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 31(3): 145–152. DOI: 10.1080/02571862.2014.923051.
  58. Rebeka Gebretsadik, Hussein Shimelis, Mark D. Laing, Pangirayi Tongoona and Nigussie Mandefro. 2014. A diagnostic appraisal of the sorghum farming system and breeding priorities in Striga infested agro ecologies of Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Systems 123:54-61; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2013.08.008.
  59. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis and Z.M. Kinyua. 2014. Response of potato genotypes to bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) (Yabuuchi et al.) in the tropical highlands American Journal of Potato Research 91:215-232, DOI 10.1007/s12230-013-9340-1.
  60. Jane Muthoni, Jackson Kabira, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2014. Spread of bacterial wilt disease of potatoes in Kenya: who is to blame? International Journal of Horticulture 4:10-15.
  61. Jane Muthoni, Jackson Kabira, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2014. Regulation of potato tuber dormancy: A review. Australian Journal of Crop Science 8:754 -759.
  62. K.D. Naidoo, J.M. Thamaga-Chitja and H.A. Shimelis. 2014. Towards sustainable livelihoods through indigenous knowledge and water use security: insights from small-scale irrigation schemes in Limpopo province. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems 12 (2): 301-324.
  63. Hussein Shimelis, Phatu Mashela, and Arno Hugo. 2013. Principal agronomic and seed oil traits in industrial oil crop vernonia (Centrapalus pauciflorus variety ethiopica). South African Journal of Plant and Soil 30: 131–137 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2013.843030
  64. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2014. Study of genetic relationship among Kenyan cultivated potato clones using SSR markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 8: 502-508.
  65. Jean Baptiste Muhinyuza, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis, Julia Sibiya, Gahakwa Daphrose and Magnifique Ndambe Nzaramba. 2014. Yield and yield component response of potato genotypes in selected agro-ecologies of Rwanda. Research on Crops 15:180-191.
  66. Vongai G. Murugani, Joyce M. Thamaga-Chitja, Unathi Kolanisi and Hussein Shimelis. 2014. The Role of Property Rights on Rural Women’s Land Use Security and Household Food Security for Improved Livelihood in Limpopo Province. Journal of Human Ecology 46: 205-221.
  67. Lydia N. Horn and H. Shimelis. 2013. Investigation on radio-sensitivity of gamma irradiation on selected cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.) genotypes. Scientific Research and Essays 8:1991-1997. DOI 10.5897/SRE2013.5682
  68. Placide Rukundo, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Daphrose Gahakwa. 2013. Towards understanding storage root formation, synthesis of dry matter and genetics of dry matter accumulation to improve sweetpotato production, Australian journal of Crop Science 7:2054-2061.
  69. Fekadu Gurmu, Shimelis Hussein and Mark Laing. 2013. Self- and cross-incompatibilities in sweetpotato and their implications for breeding. Australian journal of Crop Science 7:2074-2078.
  70. Ermias Abate, Shimelis Hussien, Mark Laing and Fentahun Mengistu. 2013. Quantitative responses of tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] and Weeping love grass [Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees] varieties to acid soil. Australian Journal of Crop Science 7: 1854-1860.
  71. Stephan Ngailo, Hussein Shimelis, Julia Sibiya and Kido Mtunda. 2013. Sweet potato breeding for resistance to sweet potato virus disease and improved yield: progresses and challenges. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8: 3202-3215.
  72. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2013. Alleviating potato seed tuber shortage in developing countries: Potential of true potato seeds. Australian journal of Crop Science 7:1946-1954.
  73. Rebeka Gebretsadik, Hussein Shimelis, Mark D. Laing, Pangirayi Tongoona, and Nigussie Mandefro. 2013. Evaluation of sorghum genotypes compatibility with Fusarium oxysporum under Striga infestation. Crop Science 53:385-393 doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.02.0101.
  74. Abera Wende, Hussein Shimelis, John Derera, Worku Mosisa, Jedidah Danson and Mark D. Laing. 2013. Genetic interrelationships among medium to late maturing tropical maize inbred lines using selected SSR markers. Euphytica 191: 269-277. DOI 10.1007/s10681-012-0826-6.
  75. Njedbo A. Siwendu, David Norris, Jones W. Ngambi, Hussein A. Shimelis and Kow Benyi. 2013. Heterosis and combining ability for body weight in a diallel cross of three chicken genotypes. Journal of Tropical Animal Health and Production 45:965–970. DOI 10.1007/s11250-012-0317-8.
  76. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2013. Potato production in Kenya: Farming systems and production constraints. Journal of Agricultural Science 5:182-197.
  77. W. Abera, Shimelis Hussein, J. Derera, M. Worku and M.D. Laing. 2013. Preferences and constraints of maize farmers in the development and adoption of improved varieties in the mid-altitude, sub-humid agro-ecology of western Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8: 1245-1254.
  78. Ermias Abate, Shimelis Hussien, Mark Laing and Fentahun Mengistu. 2013. Aluminum toxicity tolerance in cereals: mechanisms, genetic control and breeding methods. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8: 711-722.
  79. Demissew Abakemal, Shimelis Hussein, Derera John and Mark Laing. 2013. Farmers’ perceptions of maize production systems and breeding priorities, and their implications for the adoption of new varieties in selected areas of the Highland agro-ecology of Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Science 5 (11): 159-172, doi:10.5539/jas.v5n11p159.
  80. V.N. Ndou, H. Shimelis, A.O. Odindo and A.T. Modi. 2013. Response of selected wheat genotypes to ethylmethanesulphonate concentration, treatment temperature and duration. Scientific Research and Essays 8: 189 -196.
  81. Ermias Abate, Shimelis Hussein, Mark Laing and Fentahun Mengistu. 2014. Prospect of aluminum tolerance breeding in cereals towards integrated acid soils management in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources 13(1): 43-66.
  82. Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Daphrose Gahakwa. 2013. Physiological mechanisms and conventional breeding of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) to drought-tolerance. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8: 1837-1846.
  83. Shimelis H. and M.D. Laing. 2012. Timelines in conventional crop improvement: pre-breeding and breeding procedures. Australian Journal of Crop Science 6:1542-1549.
  84. Mashela, P.W., Mafeo T.P., Pofu K.M. and H.A. Shimelis. 2012. Tylenchulus semipenetrans biotypes in six citrus-producing provinces of the Republic of South Africa. Acta Horticulturae 928:369-373.
  85. Jean Baptiste Muhinyuza, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis, Julia Sibia and Magnifique Ndambe Nzaramba. 2012. Participatory assessment of potato production constraints and trait preferences in potato cultivar development in Rwanda. International Journal of Development and Sustainability 1: 358-380.
  86. Demissew Abakemal, Gregory Watson, Shimelis Hussein, Derera John and Twumasi-Afriyie. 2012. Comparison of two PCR-based DNA markers with high resolution melt analysis for the detection of genetic variability in selected quality protein maize inbred lines. African Journal of Agricultural Research 7: 5692-5700.
  87. M.A. Muedi, G. Watson, H. Shimelis and P. Tongoona. 2012. Comparison between RAPD and SSR markers with high resolution melt analyses in genetic variation analysis among selected sorghum genotypes. African Journal of Biotechnology 11:16697-16707.
  88. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2012. Management of bacterial wilt [Rhalstonia solanacearum Yabuuchi et al., 1995] of potatoes: Opportunity for host resistance in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science 4: 64-78.
  89. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis, Rob Melis and Jackson Kabira. 2012. Reproductive biology and early generations’ selection in conventional potato
  90. breeding. Australian Journal of Crop Science 6: 488-497.
  91. Kgabo Martha Pofu, Phatu William Mashela and Hussein Shimelis. 2012. Inter-generic grafting in watermelon for managing Meloidogyne species: A review. Scientific Research and Essays 7: 107-113.
  92. K. M. Pofu, P. W. Mashela & H. Shimelis. 2012. Host-status an d host-sensitivity of wild Cucumis species to Meloidogyne incognita race 4. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science 64:329-334, DOI:10.1080/09064710.2011.614633
  93. R.P. Shiringani and H.A. Shimelis. 2011. Yield response and stability among selected cowpea genotypes in the North West and Limpopo Provinces of South Africa. African Journal of Agricultural Research 6: 3259-3263.
  94. H. Shimelis, PW Mashela and A. Hugo. 2011. Genotype by environment interaction of seed and oil yield in vernonia (Vernonia galamensis variety ethiopica). Industrial Crops and Products 33: 756–760. (DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2011.01.018).
  95. H. Shimelis and A. Hugo. 2011. Determination of selection criteria for seed yield and seed oil content in vernonia (Vernonia galamensis variety ethiopica). Industrial Crops and Products 33: 436-439. (DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2010.10.033).
  96. H Shimelis and JJ Spies. 2011. Aneuploids of wheat and chromosomal localization of genes. African Journal of Biotechnology 10: 5545-5551.
  97. H Shimelis and Shiringani, R.P. 2010. Variance components and heritabilities of yield and agronomic traits among cowpea genotypes. Euphytica: 176: 383–389 (DOI: 10.1007/s10681-010-0222-z).
  98. MD Laing and HA Shimelis. 2010. Development of improved African cereal crops for agronomic traits and herbicide resistance. M.T. Labuschagne and K.G. Dudu (rds.) Proceedings of the CST-SA–ICC International grains symposium, Pretoria, PP. 27-33, ISBN: 978086886, PP. 27-33

BOOK

  1. Mark D. Laing, Hussein Shimelis and Shelagh McLoughlin. 2018. The New Breed: Training the Next Generation of African Plant Breeders, in Africa, ISBN 978-0-620-77021-7

BOOK (CHAPTERS)

  1. Wende Abera, Hussein Shimelis and Eastonce Gwata. 2018. Genetic variability for resistance to leaf blight and diversity among selected maize inbred lines. In: Mohamed El-Esawi (Ed.), Maize Germplasm – Characterization and Genetic Approaches for Crop Improvement, ISBN 978-1-78923-039-0; http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.70553, InTech Open Access Publisher Pp. 39-56.
  2. Hussein Shimelis. 2017. New Variety Design. The Business of Plant Breeding: Market-led approaches to new variety design in Africa (eds. G.J. Persley and V.M. Anthony) CABI International, Wallingford UK, ISBN 9781786393814.
  3. Amelework Beyene Assefa, Demissew Abakemal, Hussein Shimelis and Mark Laing. 2016. Application of Microsatellites in Genetic Diversity Analysis and Heterotic Grouping of Sorghum and Maize. In: Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov. (Ed.). Microsatellite Markers, ISBN 978-953-51-4870-8, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/65078, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Pp 118-138.
  4. E. T. Gwata, H. Shimelis and P. Matova. 2016. Potential of Improving Agronomic Attributes in Tropical Legumes Using Two Mutation Breeding Techniques in Southern African. In: Petr Konvalina (Ed.), Alternative Crops and Cropping Systems, ISBN 978-953-51-2279-1, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/62262, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Pp. 71-85.
  5. Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis. 2014. Genetics and Reproductive Biology of Cultivated Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.): Implications in Breeding. In: K.G. Ramawat, J.M. Merillon and K.R. Shivanna (Eds.). Reproductive Biology of Plants, ISBN: 978-1-4822-0132-1, DOI: 10.1201/b16535-10, CRC Press, http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482201321, Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 164–194.
  6. Hussein Shimelis and Eastonce Gwata. 2013. Evaluation of the Agronomic Performance of Vernonia (Vernonia galamensis) Germplasm. In: Aakash Goyal and Muhammad Asif (Eds.). Crop Production, ISBN 978-953-51-1174-0, InTech, Open Access Publisher. http://www.intechopen.com/books/crop-production/evaluation-of-the-agronomic-performance-of-vernonia-vernonia-galamensis-germplasm p.p.131-148
  7. Eastonce Gwata and Hussein Shimelis. 2013 Evaluation of Pigeonpea Germplasm for Important Agronomic Traits in Southern Africa". In: Aakash Goyal and Muhammad Asif (Eds.). Crop Production, ISBN 978-953-51-1174-0, InTech, Open Access Publisher.http://www.intechopen.com/books/crop-production/evaluation-of-pigeonpea-germplasm-for-important-agronomic-traits-in-southern-africa, p.p.1-16
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