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Priver Namanya

Research Unit: PGRC
Qualification: PhD
  • Ssebuliba, Ruth, David Talengera, Dan Makumbi, Priver Namanya, Abdou Tenkouano, W. Tushemereirwe, and Michael Pillay. "Reproductive efficiency and breeding potential of East African highland (Musa AAA-EA) bananas." Field Crops Research 95, no. 2 (2006): 250-255.
  • Namanya, Priver, S. M. Magambo, G. Mutumba, and W. Tushemereirwe. "Somatic embryogenesis from immature male inflorescences of East African highland banana CV ‘Nakyetengu'." African Crop Science Journal 12, no. 1 (2004): 43-49.
  • Mlalazi, Bulukani, Ralf Welsch, Priver Namanya, Harjeet Khanna, R. Jason Geijskes, Mark D. Harrison, Rob Harding, James L. Dale, and Marion Bateson. "Isolation and functional characterisation of banana phytoene synthase genes as potential cisgenes." Planta 236, no. 5 (2012): 1585-1598.
  • Kiyimba, Abasi. "Male identity and female space in the fiction of Ugandan women writers." Journal of International Women's Studies 9, no. 3 (2008): 193.


Research Interest:
  • Banana Breeding & Biotechnology
  • Cell Suspensions & Genetic Transformation
  • Biofortification
Current Research Activity:
  • Development of Cell suspensions for recalcitrant Banana cultivars
  • Development of Host Plant resistance to Pest and Diseases
  • Micropropagation
Telephone: +256-414-567649
Working with Instiute since:: 2010-01-04 18:28:42


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