Mesfin Kebede Gessese

 Mesfin Kebede Gessese

Full name: Mesfin Kebede Gessese  

Educational level: PH.D.
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor 
College/School: Agriculture
Department/Team: plant science
Field of Specialization: plant breeding and molecular genetics 

Research Interest: 

  • Breeding for resistance to diseases; such as wheat rusts, coffee berry disease, etc.
  • Variety development in agricultural crops
  • crop germplasm development, inheritance studies of genes in plants
  • genetic mapping and identification of new loci for different traits (resistance genes, qtl for yield, etc)
  • Genetic diversity analysis studies in crops

List of Publications:    

  1. Mesfin Kebede and Bayetta Bellachew. 2008. Phenotypic Diversity in the Hararge Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Germplasm for Quantitative Traits. East African Journal of Sciences, Haramaya University, Ethiopia. 2:13-18.
  2. Meaza Demissie, Mesfin Kebede and Girma Taye. 2011. Additive Main Effects and Multiplicative Interaction Analysis of Coffee Germplasm from Southern Ethiopia. SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia 34(1):63–70. 
  3. Gessese MK, Bellachew B, Jarso M. 2015. Multivariate Analysis of Phenotypic Diversity in the South Ethiopian Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) for Quantitative Traits. Advances in Crop Science and Technology S1: 003. doi:10.4172/2329-8863.S1-003.
  4. Qureshi, N., Kandiah, P., Gessese, MK, Nsabiyera, V., Wells, V., Babu, P., Wong, D., Hyden, M., Bariana, H., Bansal, U. 2018. Development of co-dominant KASP markers co-segregating with Ug99 effective stem rust resistance gene Sr26 in wheat. Molecular Breeding 38: 97. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-018-0854-6.
  5. Gessese MK, Bariana H, Wong D, Hayden MJ, and Bansal U. 2019. Molecular mapping of stripe rust resistance gene Yr81 in a common wheat landrace Aus27430. Plant disease: 103(6): 1166-1171. doi: 10.1094/PDIS-06-18-1055-RE.

Conference Participations

  1. Gessese, M.K., U.K. Bansal and H.S. Bariana. 2016. Genetic analysis of stripe rust resistance in a common wheat landrace Aus28166. ASA CSSA SSSA annual meetings Nov.6 – 9, 2016.  Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  2. Gessese, M.K., U.K. Bansal and H.S. Bariana. 2015. Inheritance study of stripe rust resistance in a bread wheat landrace AWCC678. 9th Int. Wheat conf. 20 – 25 Sept. 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  3. Gessese, M.K., U.K. Bansal and H.S. Bariana. 2015. Genetic characterization of stripe rust resistance in a common wheat landrace AWCC618. BGRI 2015 Sept. 17 – 20, 2015 Sydney, Australia.
  4. Durum wheat genotypes differ in their mesophyll conductance response to drought and temperature. ASA CSSA SSSA annual meetings Nov.6 – 9, 2016.  Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  5. Mesfin Kebede and  Bayetta Bellachew.2005. Genetic divergence of Hararge Coffee (Coffea arabica L) Germplasm Accessions at Pre-Bearing Stage. 20th Int.Sci. Colloq. on Coffee. ASIC, Bangalore, India.
  6. Mesfin Kebede and  Bayetta Bellachew.2005. Morphological Characterization of Hararge Coffee (Coffea arabica L) Germplasm Accessions for Qualitative Characters. 20th Int.Sci. Colloq. on Coffee. ASIC, Bangalore, India.
  7. Mesfin Kebede and Bayetta Bellachew.2007. Variability and association of agronomic characters in the Hararge coffee germplasm accessions. 21st Int.Sci. Colloq. on Coffee. ASIC, ontpellier, France.
  8. Mesfin Kebede, Bayetta Bellachew and Seyoum Seifu.2007. Diversity in the South Ethiopian Coffee. 21st Int.Sci. Colloq. on Coffee. ASIC, Montpellier, France.
  9. Mesfin Kebede.2008. Review of multivariate analyses of phenotypic diversity in the South and Southeast Ethiopian coffees (Coffea arabica L.). 1st National Coffee Workshop, Addis Ababa. 14-17 Aug.2007.
  10. Mesfin Kebede, Addisu Tesfaye and Ketema Kulito.2009. Summary of a Decade of South Ethiopian Coffee Improvement Activity at Awada Coffee Research Center: Fruit of The landrace Arabica coffee Variety development strategy. 22nd Int.Sci. Colloq. on Coffee. ASIC, Brazil.

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