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Virginia Mwanzia

Virginia Mwanzia
Lukenya University · School of Agriculture and Technical Studies

Doctor of Philosophy
Dryland agriculture

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Introduction
Virginia Mwanzia currently works at the Institute of Botany Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Virginia does research in Botany and Systematics (Taxonomy). Her current research is on the structural rearrangement of the order Alismatales. Virginia is also part of a team undertaking their current project in 'Medicinal plants, Ethnoknowledge, and Essential oils.'

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The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects a global temperature rise of 4.3 ± 0.7 °C by 2100 and an extinction of 8.5% in one out of every six species. Australia’s aquatic ecosystem is no exception; habitat loss, fragmentation, and loss of biodiversity are being experienced. As the center for Nymphaea species distribution, it present...
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One of the anthropogenic causes affecting species distribution is climate change, which has significant implications for species conservation. However, little is known about the effects of changes in parasitic plant distribution on community-level interactions. Parasitic flowering plants make a limited numerical contribution to biodiversity. Their...
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Mapping and modeling suitable habitat and distribution of aquatic species is important to help assess the impact of factors such as climate change in affecting the shift, decline, or expansion of species habitat ranges. In Africa, the distribution of water lily (Nymphaea) species is geographically varied and the habitats suitable for individual spe...
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Members of the aquatic plant genus Aponogeton are widely used commercially in aquariums because of their variable leaf shape and unique inflorescences. However, due to extensive similarity between species in this genus, morphological characters are generally inadequate for taxonomic classification. Currently, molecular makers available for taxonomi...
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Protea kilimandscharica is endemic to the heath zone of Mt Kenya, restricted to the rocky slopes of the mountain. The complete chloroplast genome of P. kilimandscharica was determined by next-generation sequencing technology, with a total length of 158,657 bp. The cp genome encodes 115 unique genes, with four rRNA genes, 81 protein-coding genes (PC...
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Caldesia is a genus in the family Alismataceae mainly found in the tropical and temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere. In China, two species, Caldesia parnassifolia, and Caldesia grandis are recorded as critically endangered in sporadic regions. Available protection of the genetic resource of these threatened species has been impeded due to...

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Using the chloroplast genome of Ferns, i need a working software to determine the editing sites/positions (U-C). I have tried some soft wares but they are either missing out on some genes such as chlB or it can only identify C-U editing positions. I will be grateful for useful links.
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Evaluation of the impact of African Kingship, Culture, Leadership, Governance, Spirituality, Divinity, Ethnomedicines and Ethnoknowledge Systems on the livelihoods of humanity in Africa. How best can Africans integrate their old traditions into conventional lifestyle without losing the key ingredients to the future generations? Research and face-to-face discussions with Key Respondents including leading ethnopractitioners from western Kenya are on-going. Detailed documentation, verification and evaluation of the facets of African Kingship, Culture, Leadership, Governance, Spirituality, Divinity, Ethnomedicines and Ethnoknowledge Systems are critical to the research agenda in order to understand the origin, practice and their evolutionary trends, if any. All interested and registered Post-graduate students are welcome!
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How Medicinal plants , Ethnoknowledge and Essential oils impact on livelihoods in Africa following in-depth scientific studies for value addition.