Tesfakiros Semere Gebrelibanos

Tesfakiros Semere Gebrelibanos
Mekelle University | MU · Biotechnology Department

MSc (PhD candidate)


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Tesfakiros Semere Gebrelibanos currently works at the Biotechnology Department, Mekelle University. Tesfakiros does research in Molecular Biology. Their current project is 'Diversity and Nutrition study of Sorghum local collection: Implications for their conservation and utilization'.
September 2011 - September 2013
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Molecular Biology
October 2005 - July 2008
Mekelle University
Field of study
  • Dryland Crops and Horticultural Sciences


Publications (6)
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The emerging oilseed crop Sesamum indicum, also known as the queen of oilseeds, is being grown globally for its oil content for medicinal and nutritional values. One of the key challenges of sesame cultivation is its low productivity. In the present study, sodium azide (NaN3) was used as a chemical mutagen. The aim of this study was to examine the...
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This study was conducted with the aim of estimating the extent and patterns of phenotypic diversity, identifying sorghum race type, locating potential areas for in situ conservation and breeding of sorghum in Tigray, northern Ethiopia. A total of 358 sorghum landraces were collected from farmers' field at maturity and evaluated for twenty qualitati...
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Ethiopia is one of the richest countries in biodiversity with a large variety of plants, animals and microbial species whose preservation is of global importance. Currently, abiotic and biotic stresses are challenging these resources. Ethiopia with estimated 100 million inhabitants will have a high demand for food, feed, and energy in the next 20-3...
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Even though wild edible plants are important usually they are overlooked. Documenting information on these plants may serve as baseline data for future studies on nutritional values and any other possible investigations. This study deals with an assessment and documentation of edible plants in Tigray. Data were collected using a semi-structured que...


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Projects (3)
Evaluate and appraise Okra genotypes for agronomic performance, nutrition, and seed oil production and establish local small-scale oilseed processing prototypes and value chain analysis of Okra