Francis Nyamu Wachira

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Studies on antioxidants as neuroprotective agents have been hampered by the impermeability of the blood brain barrier (BBB) to many compounds. However, previous studies have shown that a group of tea flavonoids, the catechins, are brain permeable and neuroprotective. Despite this remarkable observation, there exist no data on the bioavailability and(More)
Napier grass is an important forage crop for dairy production in the tropics; as such, its existing genetic diversity needs to be assessed for conservation. The current study assessed the genetic variation of Napier grass collections from selected regions in Eastern Africa and the International Livestock Research Institute Forage Germplasm-Ethiopia. The(More)
The genetic diversity of 65 accessions of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] collected from various farmers and germplasm lines from ICRISAT-Kenya were analyzed. Simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers were used in order to determine the extent and distribution of its genetic diversity. Twenty-nine (29) SSRs markers were polymorphic and a total of 192(More)
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