Dr. Alexander Wireko Kena


Dept: Crop and Soil Sciences
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture Building Complex
Room FF 22

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Research Areas/Interests

Genome editing in rice; Extra-early pro-vitamin A hybrid maize development; Breeding for drought tolerance in maize; Breeding against insect pests in ...~more

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    Savolainen, V., Clottey, V.A., Doubi, B.T.S., Konan, J.L., Quain, M., Bezeng, B.S., Logah, V., Kena, A. W., Osekre, E.A., Atuah, L., Angui, C.M.V., Ameka, G., Turkson, B., Boatemaa, A., Anankware, J.P., Boafo, H.A., Agyei-Dwarko, D., and Collins, C.M. (Tilly). 2020. Systems thinking creates opportunities for a circular economy and sustainable palm agriculture in Africa. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.crsust.2020.05.001.

    Ewool, M. B., Kena, A. W., Amoah, R. A. and Akromah, R. 2020. Studies of genetic control of pro-vitamin A maize hybrids in Ghana. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 9 (2): 196 – 205.

    Pipatpongpinyo, W., Korkmaz, U., Wu, H., Kena, A.W., Ye, H., Feng, J., and Gu, X.Y. 2019. Assembling seed dormancy genes into a system identified their effects on seedbank longevity in weedy rice. Heredity (Edinb). Springer US. doi:10.1038/s41437-019-0253-8.

    Danful, R., Kassim, Y.B., Puozaa, D.K., Oteng-Frimpong, R., Rasheed, M.A., Kena, A.W., and Akromah, R. 2019. Genetics of Stay-Green Trait and Its Association with Leaf Spot Tolerance and Pod Yield in Groundnut. Int. J. Agron. 2019: 1–11. doi:10.1155/2019/3064026.

    Oteng-Frimpong, R., Kassim, Y.B., Danful, R., Akromah, R., Kena, A.W., and Forson, S. 2019. Modeling groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) performance under drought conditions. J. Crop Improv. 33: 125–144. Taylor & Francis. doi:10.1080/15427528.2018.1542363.

    Suza, W.P., Kena, A.W., Akromah, R., Mugwanya, N., and Zeller, M.F. 2018. Fear holds back gene-edited crops - educate the public. Nature 563: 626. doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07547-y.

    Oppong-Sekyere, D., Akromah, R., Kena, A.W., Larweh, V., and Ozias-Akins, P. 2018. Screening and Selection of Drought-Tolerant Groundnut Varieties Based on Yield Performance. 5: 463–473.

    Nelimor, C., Sintim, H.Y., Kena, A.W., and Akromah, R. 2017. Using Surface Response Models to Evaluate the Effects of Kinetin on Dioscorea alata Propagated in Vitro. J. Agric. Sci. Technol. B 7: 69–78. doi:10.17265/2161-6264/2017.02.001.

    Kena, A.W. 2017. Silencing Seed Dormancy Genes to Mitigate Risk of Transgene Flow to Weedy Rice. Electron. Theses Diss. 1188. South Dakota State University. [Online] Available: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/1188.

    Kpotor, P., Akromah, R., Ewool, M.B., Kena, A.W., Owusu-Adjei, E., and Tuffour, H.O. 2014. Assessment of the Relative Yielding Abilities and Stability of Maize (Zea mays L) Genotypes under Different Levels of Nitrogen Fertilization across Two Agro-Ecological Zones in Ghana. Int. J. Sci. Res. Agric. Sci. 2: 128–141. doi:10.12983/ijsras-2014-p0128-0141.

    Adu, G.B., Akromah, R., Abdulai, M.S., Kena, A.W., Tengan, K.M.L., and Alidu, H. 2013. Assessment of Genotype by Environment interactions and Grain Yield Performance of Extra-Early Maize ( Zea mays L .) Hybrids. J. Biol. Agric. Healthc. 3: 7–15.

    Tengey, T.K., Kena, A.W., Kwoseh, C., and Akromah, R. 2013. Evidence for the production and accumulation of phytoalexins in the cotyledons of selected legumes following treatments with biotic elicitors. Int. J. Plant Pathol. 4: 9–22. [Online] Available: doi: 10.3923/ijpp.2013.9.22.

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