Kassahun Tesfaye (PhD)

Dr. Kassahun Tesfaye is Director General of the Bio and Emerging Technology Institute (Former Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute) since its establishment on June 2016 and an Associate Professor of Genetics at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He received a BSc in Plant Science from Haramaya University, MSc in Applied Genetics from Addis Ababa University and a PhD in Plant Genetics from University of Bonn, Germany in 2006. He also did his three years postdoc at University of Bonn, Germany. He also worked as crop researcher and breeder/geneticist and served as Center Director at Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia for two years. He provides consultancy services to various organizations and has published more than 130 articles in reputable international journals and advised more than 65 MSc and PhD students. His main research focus is in food crop improvement using conventional, molecular breeding, biotechnology tools and approaches to contribute to ongoing efforts of food and nutrition security in Ethiopia and beyond. His research involves biotechnology approach and also sequence based analysis of genetic resources to improve the productivity of key food security crops including but not limited to Sorghum, Finger millet, Chickpea, Wheat, Noug, Coffee, Sesame and underutilized tuber crops of Africa. He is also a founding member of Ethiopian Young Academy Sciences under the auspices of Ethiopian Young Academy of Sciences.

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2023 Journal Articles
1Kassahun Tesfaye, Tesfaye Alemu, Tarekegn Argaw, Santie de Villiers and Ermias Assefa (2023) Evaluation of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) in multi-environment trials using enhanced statistical models. PLoS ONE 18(2): e0277499. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0277499
2Behailu Mulugeta, Kassahun Tesfaye, Rodomiro Ortiz, Eva Johansson, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Cecilia Hammenhag, Faris Hailu and Mulatu Geleta (2023) Marker-trait association analyses revealed major novel QTLs for grain yield and related traits in durum wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:1009244. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1009244
3Cristina Bez, Alfonso Esposito, Samson Musonerimana, Thu Ha Nguyen, Lucio Navarro-Escalante, Kassahun Tesfaye, Luca Turello, Luciano Navarini, Silvano Piazza, Vittorio Venturi (2023) Comparative study of the rhizosphere microbiome of Coffea arabica grown in different countries reveals a small set of prevalent and keystone taxa. Rhizosphere 25 (2023) 100652; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2022.100652
4Wubshet Mamo, Muluken Enyew, Tilahun Mekonnen, Kassahun Tesfaye, Tileye Feyissa (2023) Genetic diversity and population structure of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes in Ethiopia as revealed by microsatellite markers. Heliyon 9:e12830 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e12830
5Wubshet Mamo, Muluken Enyew, Tilahun Mekonnen, Kassahun Tesfaye, Tileye Feyissa (2023) Phenotypic variability, heritability and GGE biplot analysis for agronomic traits in Ethiopian sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes. Ecological Genetics and Genomics 27:100170
6Muluken Enyew, Anders S. Carlsson, Mulatu Geleta, Kassahun Tesfaye, Cecilia Hammenhag, Amare Seyoum Hailesillase, Tileye Feyissa. (2022) Novel sources of drought tolerance in sorghum landraces revealed via the analyses of genotype-by environment interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:1062984.; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1062984
7Haftom Brhane, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Kassahun Tesfaye, Rodomiro Ortiz, Cecilia Hammenhag, Kibrom B. Abreha, Ramesh R. Vetukuri and Mulatu Geleta (2022) Finger millet RNA-seq reveals differential gene expression associated with tolerance to aluminum toxicity and provides novel genomic resources. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:1068383. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1068383
8Tadesse Benti, Endale Gebre, Kassahun Tesfaye, Gezahegn Berecha, Philippe Lashermes, Martina Kyalo and Nasser Kouadio Yao (2022). Assessment of Genetic Diversity among Elite Breeding Lines of Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) in Ethiopia using Simple Sequence Repeats Markers. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 18 (4): 394.404; DOI: 10.3844/ajbbsp.2022.394.404
9Temesgen Dagnaw, Behailu Mulugeta, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Mulatu Geleta and Kassahun Tesfaye (2022). Phenotypic Variability, Heritability and Associations of Agronomic and Quality Traits in Cultivated Ethiopian Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum L. ssp. durum, Desf.). Agronomy 12:1714. https://doi.org/10.3390/ agronomy12071714.
10Allo A. Dido, M. S. R. Krishna, Ermias Assefa, Dawit T. Degefu, B. J. K. Singh and Kassahun Tesfaye (2022). Genetic diversity, population structure and relationship of Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces as revealed by SSR markers. Journal of Genetics 101:9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12041-021-01346-7.
11Allo Aman Dido, M. S. R. Krishna, Dawit T. Degefu, Kassahun Tesfaye, B. J. K. Singh (2022) Analysis of variation in agronomic characters and partial resistance to barley leaf rust (Puccinia hordei) pathotype ETPh7611 of barley landrace collections European Journal of Plant Pathology 162:131–148. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02391-9.
12Alemneh Mideksa and Kassahun Tesfaye (2022) Agronomic Performance, Variance Components, and Clustering in Vernonia galamensis Germplasm from Ethiopia. International Journal of Agronomy Article ID 5245183, 7 pages; https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/5245183
13Gizachew Woldesenbet Nuraga, Tileye Feyissa, Kassahun Tesfaye, Manosh Kumar Biswas, Trude Schwarzacher, James S. Borrell, Paul Wilkin, Sebsebe Demissew, Zerihun Tadele and J. S. (Pat) Heslop-Harrison (2022). The Genetic Diversity of Enset (Ensete ventricosum) Landraces Used in Traditional Medicine Is Similar to the Diversity Found in Non-medicinal Landraces. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 12:756182. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.756182
14Lijalem Korbu, Asnake Fikre, Kassahun Tesfaye, Assefa Funga, Dagnachew Bekele, Chris O. Ojiewo (2022) Response of chickpea to varying moisture stress conditions in Ethiopia. Agroecosystems, Geosciences and Environment 5:e20234. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20234
15Tewodros Tesfaye, Kassahun Tesfaye, Gemechu Keneni,Tesfahun Alemu,Admas Alemu (2022) Genome-wide association study for yield-related traits in sesame (Sesamum Indicum). Plant Breeding 141: 246-256; https://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.13004
16Yeshitila Mekbib, Kassahun Tesfaye, Xiang Dong, Josphat K. Saina, Guang‑Wan Hu and Qing‑Feng Wang (2022 ) Whole-genome resequencing of Coffea arabica L. (Rubiaceae) genotypes identify SNP and unravels distinct groups showing a strong geographical pattern. BMC Plant Biology 22:69. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-022-03449-4
17Atsede Muleta, Kassahun Tesfaye, Fassil Assefa, Alex Greenlon, Brendan K.Riely, Noelia Carrasquilla-Garcia, YunpengGai, Teklehaimanot Haileslassie, Douglas R.Cook (2022). Genomic diversity and distribution of Mesorhizobium nodulating chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) from low pH soils of Ethiopia. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 45:126279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2021.126279.
18Hawi Negusse, Douglas R. Cook, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Kassahun Tesfaye (2022) Identification of Aluminum Tolerance in Ethiopian Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Germplasm. Agronomy 12 (4): 948. https://doi.org/ 10.3390/agronomy12040948.
19Behailu Mulugeta, Kassahun Tesfaye, Mulatu Geleta, Eva Johansson, Teklehaimanot Hailesilassie, Cecilia Hammenhag, Faris Hailu, Rodomiro Ortiz (2022). Multivariate analyses of Ethiopian durum wheat revealed stable and high yielding genotypes. PLoS ONE 17(8): e0273008. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273008
20Virgin, I., Diaz-Chavez, R., Morris, E. J., Haileselassie, T., Tesfaye, K., De Cliff, S., Njau, K., Munganyinka, E., Muyambi, F. and Otim, M.O. (2022). The State of the Bioeconomy in Eastern Africa: 2022. Stockholm Environment Institute, East African Science and Technology Commission, BioInnovate Africa, Nairobi. https://www.sei.org/publications/state-of-the-bioeconomy-in-eastern-africa-2022/
21Haftom Brhane, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Kassahun Tesfaye, Rodomiro Ortiz, Cecilia Hammenhag, Kibrom B. Abreha and Mulatu Geleta (2022). Novel GBS- Based SNP Markers for Finger Millet and Their Use in Genetic Diversity Analyses. Frontiers Genetics 13: 848627. doi:10.3389/fgene.2022.848627.
22Muluken Enyew, Tileye Feyissa, Anders S. Carlsson, Kassahun Tesfaye, Cecilia Hammenhag and Mulatu Geleta (2022) Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Accessions as Revealed by Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers. Frontiers in Plant Science 12:799482. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.799482
23Muluken Enyew, Tileye Feyissa, Anders S. Carlsson, Kassahun Tesfaye, Cecilia Hammenhag and Mulatu Geleta (2022) Genome-wide analyses using multi-locus models revealed marker-trait associations for major agronomic traits in Sorghum bicolor. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:999692. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.999692
24Motbaynor Terefe, Genet Birmeta, Dejene Girma, Mulatu Geleta, Kassahun Tesfaye (2022). Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of oilseed crop noug (Guizotia abyssinica) accessions collected from Ethiopia. Molecular Biology Reports https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-022-08005-9.
25Adane Gebeyehu A, Cecilia Hammenhag, Kassahun Tesfaye, Vetukuri RR, Ortiz R and and Mulatu Geleta (2022). RNA-Seq Provides Novel Genomic Resources for Noug (Guizotia abyssinica) and Reveals Microsatellite Frequency and Distribution in Its Transcriptome. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:882136. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.882136
26Amber Hartman Scholz, Jens Freitag, Christopher H. C. Lyal, Rodrigo Sara, Martha Lucia Cepeda, Ibon Cancio, Scarlett Sett, Andrew Lee Hufton, Yemisrach Abebaw, Kailash Bansal, Halima Benbouza, Hamadi Iddi Boga, Sylvain Brisse, Michael W. Bruford, Hayley Clissold, Guy Cochrane,Jonathan A. Coddington, Anne-Caroline Deletoille, Felipe García-Cardona, Michelle Hamer, Raquel Hurtado-Ortiz, Douglas W. Miano, David Nicholson, Guilherme Oliveira, Carlos Ospina Bravo, Fabian Rohden, Ole Seberg, Gernot Segelbacher, Yogesh Shouche, Alejandra Sierra, Ilene Karsch-Mizrachi, Jessica da Silva, Desiree M. Hautea, Manuela da Silva, Mutsuaki Suzuki, Kassahun Tesfaye, Christian Keambou Tiambo, Krystal A. Tolley, Rajeev Varshney, María Mercedes Zambrano and Jörg Overmann (2022) Multilateral benefit-sharing from digital sequence information will support both science and biodiversity conservation. Nature Communications 13, 1086 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-28594-0
27 Adebabay Kebede , Kassahun Tesfaye, Gurja Belay, Martina Kyallo, Dedan Githae, Tadelle Dessie, Nick Sparks, Oliver Hanotte, Roger Pelle. Genetic variation of LEI0258 locus at major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region in Ethiopian indigenous village chicken. Ethiop. J. Sci. & Technol. 15(3): 209 -237, 2022
28Endeshaw Tadesse, Peer Wilde, Kassahun Tesfaye, Yohannes Fekadu , Tesfahun Alemu, and Rebeka Gebretsadik (2022) Estimation of Breeding Parameters from Phenotypic Data of F4:5 RIL in Ethiopian Malt Barley (Hordeum distichum L.) Breeding Population. International Journal of Agronomy. 1-14,2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/9953200
29 Habte Jifar , Kebebew Assefa , Zerihun Tadele , Kassahun Tesfaye , Kifle Dagne, Alemayehu Teressa Negawo , Michael Blümmel and Chris S. Jones. Exploring the Variation in Grain and Straw Yield and Straw Quality Traits of Improved Varieties of Tef [ Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter. Advances in Crop Science and Technology 10(2) 1-10,2022.. DOI: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000494
30Tewodros Tesfaye , Kassahun Tesfaye , Gemechu Keneni, Cathrine Ziyomo , Tesfahun Alemu (2022) Genetic diversity of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L) using high throughput diversity array technology. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology 25: 359–371. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12892-021-00137-x
31Molalegne Bitew; Getnet Hailu; Yakob Gebregziabher Tsegay; Keyru Tuki; Kominist Asmamaw; Kassahun Tesfaye; Hailu Dadi; Emanuele Orsini; Simeone Dal Monego; Danilo Licastro, Marcello A. (2022) SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequence Obtained from Ethiopia. Microbiology Resource Announcements11(2):e0118221. doi: 10.1128/mra.01182-21.
32Allo A.Dido, Dawit T.Degefu, Ermias Assefa, M.S.R. Krishna, B.J.K.Singh, Kassahun Tesfaye (2021) Spatial and temporal genetic variation in Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces as revealed by simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Agriculture and Food Security 10: 56. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40066-021-00336-3.
33Allo A. Dido; M. S. R. Krishna; B. J. K. Singh; Kassahun Tesfaye; Dawit T. Degefu (2021) Study on variability in resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV-PAV) among Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces. Indian Phytopathology 74:209-221 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42360-020-00296-x
34Allo A. Dido, Kassahun Tesfaye, M.S.R. Krishna, Dawit T. Degefu and B.J.K. Singh (2021) Diversity within and among Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces in resistance to barley net blotch, (Pyrenophora teres F. teres (Ptt)). Australasian Plant Pathology 50: 217-227 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13313-020-00764-y
35Sintayehu Admas, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Eleni Shiferaw, K Colton Flynn (2021). Genetic variability and population structure of Ethiopian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0260651. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0260651.
36Sintayehu Admas, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Kassahun Tesfaye, Eleni Shiferaw and K. Colton Flynn (2021). Evaluation of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes for tolerance to Frost in controlled environment. SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci., 44(2): 151–160. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sinet.v44i2.2.
37Sintayehu Admas, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Kassahun Tesfaye, Eleni Shiferaw and K. Colton Flynn (2021). Evaluation of Ethiopian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes for frost tolerance. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica,117/2,1–14. doi:10.14720/aas.2021.117.2.2079
38Sintayehu Admas, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Eleni Shiferaw and K. Colton Flynn (2021). Phenotypic variability of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) germplasm with temporally varied collection from the Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia. Cogent Food & Agriculture 7: 1896117. DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2021.1896117.
39Tilahun Mekonnen, Clay H. Sneller, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Cathrine Ziyomo, Bekele G. Abeyo, Stephen B. Goodwin, Dagnachew Lule and Kassahun Tesfaye  (2021) Genome-Wide Association Study Reveals Novel Genetic Loci for Quantitative Resistance to Septoria Tritici Blotch in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 12:671323. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.671323.
40Tsegaye Getahun, Kassaye Negash, Peter L. Chang, Eric von Wettberg, Noelia Carrasquilla-Garcia, Pooran M. Gaur, Asnake Fikre, Teklehaimanot Haileslassie, Douglas Cook, Kassahun Tesfaye (2021). Screening of heat-tolerant Ethiopian chickpea accessions: Assessment of phenological and agromorphological traits and genomic relationships. Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environ. 2021;4:e20211. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20211.
41Tsegaye Getahun, Kassahun Tesfaye, Asnake Fikre, Teklehaimanot Haileslassie, Chitikineni, A.; Thudi, M.; Varshney, R.K. (2021). Molecular Genetic Diversity and Population Structure in Ethiopian Chickpea Germplasm Accessions. Diversity 13: 247. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13060247.
42Afework Kassu, Getnet Yimer, Solomon Benor and Kassahun Tesfaye and Yifokre Tefera, Mengesha Admassu, Tsedeke Abate, Kayleigh Gallagher, Xueliang Pan, Zelalem Mekuria, and Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, (2021) Multi-Disciplinary COVID-19 Research Prioritization in Low-Resource Settings: The Ethiopia Model (5/20/2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3608055 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3608055
43Sisay Kidane Alemu ,Ayele Badebo Huluka, Kassahun Tesfaye,Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Cristobal Uauy (2021). Genome-wide association mapping identifies yellow rust resistance loci in Ethiopian durum wheat germplasm. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0243675. https:// doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243675
44Atsede Muleta, Kassahun Tesfaye, Tekle Haimanot Haile Selassie , Douglas R Cook , Fassil Assefa (2021). Phosphate solubilization and multiple plant growth promoting properties of Mesorhizobium species nodulating chickpea from acidic soils of Ethiopia. Archives of Microbiology 203: 2129–2137. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-021-02189-7.
45Atsede Muleta, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Douglas R Cook, Fassil Assefa (2021) Screening for Ecologically Competent, Nutritional Characteristics and Symbiotically Effective Chickpea Nodulating Mesorhizobium spp. Isolated from Acidic Soils of Ethiopia. Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology 13:482. DOI: 10.35248/1948-5948.21.13.482.
46Haftom Brhane, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Kassahun Tesfaye, Cecilia Hammenhag, Rodomiro Ortiz, Kibrom B. Abreha, Mulatu Geleta (2021). Novel Expressed Sequence Tag-Derived and Other Genomic Simple Sequence Repeat Markers Revealed Genetic Diversity in Ethiopian Finger Millet Landrace Populations and Cultivars. Frontiers Plant Science 12: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.735610
47Muluken Enyew, Tileye Feyissa, Mulatu Geleta, Kassahun Tesfaye, Cecilia Hammenhag and Anders S. Carlsson (2021). Genotype by environment interaction, correlation, AMMI, GGE biplot and cluster analysis for grain yield and other agronomic traits in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). PLoS ONE 16(10): e0258211. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258211
48Sewalem Tsehay, Rodomiro Ortiz, Mulatu Geleta, Endashaw Bekele, Kassahun Tesfaye, Eva Johansson (2021). Nutritional profile of the Ethiopian oilseed crop noug (Guizotia abyssinica Cass.): Opportunities for its improvement as a source for human nutrition. Foods 10:1778. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10081778.
49Adane Gebeyehu, Cecilia Hammenhag, Rodomiro Ortiz, Kassahun Tesfaye, Mulatu Geleta (2021). Characterization of oilseed crop noug (Guizotia abyssinica) using agro-morphological traits. Agronomy 11: 1479. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11081479.
505.     Bekele Serbessa Tolera, Kifle Dagne, Abel Teshome, Mulatu Geleta, Kassahun Tesfaye (2021). Analyses of genetic diversity and population structure of anchote (Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.) using newly developed EST-SSR markers”. Genet Resource and Crop Evolution 68, 2337–2350. Doi 10.1007/s10722-021-01132-5.
51Behailu Mulugeta; Kassahun Tesfaye; Gemechu Keneni; Seid Ahmed (2021). Genetic diversity in spring faba bean (Vicia faba L.) genotypes as revealed by high-throughput KASP SNP markers. Genetic Recourse and Crop Evolution 68:1971–1986 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-021-01110-x
52Eyasu Wada , Tileye Feyissa, Kassahun Tesfaye, Zemede Asfaw, Daniel Potter (2021) Genetic diversity of Ethiopian cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) accessions as revealed by morphological traits and SSR markers. PLoS ONE 16(1): e0245120. https:// doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245120
53Dagnachew Bekele, Kassahun Tesfaye, Asnake Fikre, Douglas R. Cook (2021)The extent and association of chickpea Fusarium wilt and root rot disease pressure with major biophysical factors in Ethiopia. Journal of Plant Pathology 103:409–419. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-021-00779-4
54Dagnachew Bekele; Kassahun Tesfaye; Asnake Fikre (2021) Genetic diversity analysis of advanced chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes in Ethiopia for identification of high‑yielding and novel Fusarium wilt resistance sources. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology 24:191–201 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12892-020-00071-4
55Marycelin Mandu Baba, Molalegne Bitew, Joseph Fokam, Eric Agola Lelo, Ahmed Ahidjo, Kominist Asmamaw, Grace Angong Beloumou, Wallace Dimbuson Bulimo, Emanuele Buratti, Collins Chenwi, Hailu Dadi, Pierlanfranco D’Agaro, Laura De Conti, Nadine Fainguem, Galadima Gadzama, Paolo Maiuri, Janet Majanja, Wadegu Meshack, Alexis Ndjolo, Celine Nkenfou, Bamidele Soji Oderinde, Silvanos Mukunzi Opanda,Ludovica Segat, Cristiana Stuani, Samwel L. Symekher, Desire Takou, Kassahun Tesfaye, Gianluca Triolo, Keyru Tuki, Serena Zacchigna, Alessandro Marcello (2021), Diagnostic performance of a colorimetric RT -LAMP for the identification of SARS-CoV-2: A multicenter prospective clinical evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa. EClinicalMedicine 40:101101 DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101101
56Oumer Abdie Oumer, KassahunTesfaye, Tileye Feyissa, DagnewYibeyen, Jayaraman Durai, and Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder (2021) cpDNA-Gene-Sequence-Based Genetic Diversity, Population Structure, and Gene Flow Analysis of Ethiopian Lowland Bamboo (Bambusinea: Oxytenanthera abyssinica (A. Rich.) Munro). International Journal of Forestry Research Volume 2021, Article ID 9976087, 13 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/9976087
57Workia Ahmed, Tileye Feyissa, Kassahun Tesfaye and Sumaira Farrakh (2021) Genetic diversity and population structure of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Ethiopia using microsatellite markers. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology 19:64. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43141-021-00168-5
58Yemisrach Melkie Abebaw, Dagmawit Chombe Tobiaw, Birhan Addisie Abate, Beza Kinfe Eshete, Sydney K. Seymour, and Kassahun Tesfaye (2021) Plant Tissue Culture Research and Development in Ethiopia: A Case Study on Current Status, Opportunities, and Challenges. Advances in Agriculture Volume 2021, Article ID 9979549, 12 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/9979549
59Tadesse Benti , Endale Gebre , Kassahun Tesfaye , Gezahegn Berecha, Philippe Lashermes , Martina Kyallo & Nasser Kouadio Yao (2021) Genetic diversity among commercial Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) varieties in Ethiopia using simple sequence repeat markers. Journal of Crop Improvement 35:147-168. DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2020.1803169
60Getinet M Tarekegn, Negar Khayatzadeh, Bin Liu, Sarah Osama, Aynalem Haile, Barbara Rischkowsky, Wenguang Zhang, Kassahun Tesfaye, Tadelle Dessie, Okeyo A Mwai, Appolinaire Djikeng,  Joram M Mwacharo  (2021) Ethiopian indigenous goats offer insights into past and recent demographic dynamics and local adaptation in sub-Saharan African goats. Evolutionary Applications 14:1716–1731. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13118
61Habte Jifar , Zerihun Tadele, Kassahun Tesfaye , Kebebew Assefa , Kifle Dagne, Alemayehu Teressa Negawo, Michael Blümmel and Chris S. Jones (2021) Exploring the potential to capture variation in grain-straw yield and straw quality traits of tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] varieties. AgriRxiv Vol 2021, Issue 2021; CABI Online Published, September02-2021; https://doi.org/10.31220/agriRxiv.2021.00078
62Allo Aman Dido, B. J. K. Singh, Dawit T. Degefu, Kassahun Tesfaye, M. S. R. Krishna (2020) Diversity and resistance components analysis of barley landraces to barley shoot fly (Delia flavibasis) under conditions of natural infestation. Journal of Plant Disease and Protection 128:139–152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41348-020-00364-4
63Allo A. Dido, Dawit T. Degefu, M.S.R. Krishna, B.J.K. Singh, and Kassahun Tesfaye (2020) Agro-morphological variability and characters association in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces differing for maturity period. Research on Crops 21:36-45. DOI: 10.31830/2348-7542.2020.006
64Allo A. Dido, B.J.K. Singh, M.S.R. Krishna, Kassahun Tesfaye, Dawit T. Degefu (2020). Variability analysis for qualitative characters in Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces. Research on Crops 21:355-363. DOI: 10.31830/2348-7542.2020.060
65Allo A. Dido, Dawit T. Degefu, B.J.K. Singh, Kassahun Tesfaye, M.S.R. Krishna (2020) Multivariate analysis of quantitative characters variability in Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landrace, based on regions and altitude. Genetika 52:597-620. https://doi.org/10.2298/GENSR20012597D
66Allo A. Dido, M.S.R. Krishna, B. J. K. Singh, Kassahun Tesfaye and Dawit T. Degefu (2020) Assessment of variability of yield affecting metric characters in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces. Research on Crops 21:587-594. DOI: 10.31830/2348-7542.2020.092
67Allo A. Dido, Kassahun Tesfaye, M.S.R. Krishna, Dawit T. Degefu and B.J.K. Singh (2020) Phenotypic diversity and population structure of Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landrace collections. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences 7:144-161. DOI: 10.22192/ijarbs
68Tilahun Mekonnen, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Bekele G. Abeyo, and Kassahun Tesfaye  (2020). Virulence variability of Ethiopian Zymoseptoria tritici isolates and efficacy of wheat genotypes and Stb resistance genes against the isolates. European Journal of Plant Pathology158(4):895-910. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-020-02125-3.
69Tilahun Mekonnen, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Goodwin, S.B. and Kassahun Tesfaye  (2020). Genetic diversity and population structure of Zymoseptoria tritici in Ethiopia as revealed by microsatellite markers. Fungal Genetics and Biology 141:103413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2020.103413.
70Thibaut Bontpart; Cristobal Concha; Mario Valerio Giuffrida; Ingrid Robertson; Kassahun Admkie; Tulu Degefu; Nigusie Girma; Kassahun Tesfaye; Teklehaimanot Haileselassie; Asnake Fikre; Masresha Fetene; Sotirios A. Tsaftaris and Peter Doerner (2020). Affordable and robust phenotyping framework to analyse root system architecture of soil-grown plants. The Plant Journal 103: 2330–2343 . doi: 10.1111/tpj.14877
71Melaku Getachew, Liyu Huang, Shilai Zhang, Guangfu Huang, Jing Zhang, Tesfaye Kassahun, Haileselassie Teklehaimanot and Fengyi Hu (2020). (2020). Genetic relatedness among Ethiopian Oryza longistaminata populations and other AA genome Oryza species. Plant Growth Regulation 91:175-183. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10725-020-00597-1
72Sewalem Tsehay; Rodomiro Ortiz; Eva Johansson; Endashaw Bekele; Kassahun Tesfaye; Cecilia Hammenhag and Mulatu Geleta (2020) New Transcriptome-Based SNP Markers for Noug (Guizotia abyssinica) and Their Conversion to KASP Markers for Population Genetics Analyses. Genes 11:1373. doi:10.3390/genes11111373
73Yeshitila Mekbib; Josphat K. Saina; Kassahun Tesfaye; Girma Eshetu; Guangwan Hu; Jinming Chen; Zhizhong Li (2020). Chloroplast Genome Sequence Variations and Development of Polymorphic Markers in Coffea arabica. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 38:491-502. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11105-020-01212-3
74Furong Gui; Tianming Lan; Yue Zhao1; Wei Guo; Yang Dong; Dongming Fang; Huan Liu; Haimeng Li; Hongli Wang; Ruoshi Hao; Xiaofang Cheng5, Yahong Li; Pengcheng Yang; Sunil Kumar Sahu; Yaping Chen; Le Cheng; Shuqi He; Ping Liu; Guangyi Fan; Haorong Lu; Guohai Hu; Wei Dong; Bin Chen;Yuan Jiang; Yongwei Zhang; Hanhong Xu; Fei Lin; Bernard Slipper; Alisa Postma; Matthew Jackson; Birhan Addisie Abate; Kassahun Tesfaye; Aschalew Lemma Demie; Meseret Destaw Bayeleygne; Dawit Tesfaye Degefu; Feng Chen; Paul K. Kuria; Zachary M. Kinyua; Tong-Xian Liu; Huanming Yang; Fangneng Huang; Xin Liu; Jun Sheng; Le Kang (2020) Genomic and transcriptomic analysis unveils population evolution and development of pesticide resistance in fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda. Protein and Cell 13(7): 513-531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13238-020-00795-7
75Oumer Abdie Oumer; Kifle Dagne; Tileye Feyissa; Kassahun Tesfaye; Jayaraman Durai; Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder (2020) Genetic diversity, population structure, and gene flow analysis of lowland bamboo [Oxytenanthera abyssinica (A. Rich.) Munro] in Ethiopia. Ecology and Evolution 10:11217–11236.https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6762
76Firew Tafesse Mamo; Birhan Addisie Abate; Kassahun Tesfaye; Chengrong Nie; Gang Wang and Yang Liu (2020) Mycotoxins in Ethiopia: A Review on Prevalence, Economic and Health Impacts. Toxins 12: 648; doi:10.3390/toxins12100648
77Fekadu Gadissa, Kassahun Tesfaye, Kifle Dagne, Mulatu Geleta (2020). Morphological traits based genetic diversity assessment of Ethiopian potato [Plectranthus edulis (Vatke) Agnew] populations from Ethiopia. Genet Resource and Crop Evolution 67(4):809-829. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-019-00794-6.
78Asfaw Kifle, Derbew Belew2 and Kassahun Tesfaye (2020) AMMI- and GGE biplot Analysis of Taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) Genotypes in Southern Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Applied Science and Technology 11: 1-14 https://journals.ju.edu.et/index.php/ejast/article/view/2854
79Zehara Mohammed Damtew, Douglas R Cook, Alex Greenlon, Asnake Fikre, Eric J Wettbergg, Edward Marques, Kassahun Tesfaye, Noelia Carrasquilla Garcia and Fassil Assefa (2020) Ecological Competence, Plant Growth Promoting and Symbiotic Characteristics of Different Mesorhizobium Strains Nodulating Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) from Ethiopia. Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology 11: 508. doi: 10.35248/ 2157-7471.20.11.508
80Mulugeta Atnaf, Dagne Wegary, Kassahun Tesfaye, Kifle Dagne, Yalew Mazengia, Birhanu Ayalew, Adane Melak & Moti Jaleta (2020) Exploring forgotten opportunity: White Lupin development for food, feed, cash, health, and soil fertility management in Ethiopia, Cogent Environmental Science, 6:1, 1813451, DOI: 10.1080/23311843.2020.1813451
81Habte Jifar, Kebebew Assefa, Kassahun Tesfaye, Kifle Dagne and Zerihun Tadele (2020) Diversity in Qualitative and Quantitative Traits Reveals Huge Potential for the Improvement of an Orphan Crop Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter]. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 42(10): 60-75; DOI: 10.9734/jeai/2020/v42i1030614
82Habte Jifar, Kifle Dagne, Kassahun Tesfaye, Kebebew Assefa and Zerihun Tadele (2020). Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] as Revealed by SSR Markers. Advances in Crop Science and Technology 8: 438. DOI: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000438
83Tsion Fikre, Kebebew Assefa and Kassahun Tesfaye (2020 ). Extent and pattern of genetic diversity for phenol-agro-morphological traits in Ethiopian improved and selected farmers’ varieties of Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter). African Journal of Agricultural Research 16(6): 892-901 DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2018.13785
84Gashaw Belay, Kassahun Tesfaye, Aladdin Hamwieh, Seid Ahmed, Tiegist Dejene, and José Oscar Lustosa de Oliveira Júnior (2020) Genetic Diversity of Orobanche crenata Populations in Ethiopia Using Microsatellite Markers. International Journal of Genomics Volume 2020, Article ID 3202037, 8 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/3202037
85Meseret Asmamaw Wondifaw, Gemechu Keneni and Kassahun Tesfaye (2020) Genetic diversity of Ethiopian durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf) landrace collections as reveled by morphological markers. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 12(4) : 258-268 DOI: 10.5897/JPBCS2020.0873
86Tilahun Mekonnen,Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Tanushri Kaul, Manju Sharma, Bekele Geleta, Kassahun Tesfaye (2019) Molecular screening of Zymoseptoria tritici resistance genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) using tightly linked simple sequence repeat markers. European Journal of Plant Pathology 155: 593–614. https://doi:10.1007/s10658-019-01795-y.
87Getachew Melaku, Marlee Labroo, Huang Liyu, Zhang Shilai, Huang Guangfu, Zhang Jing, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Fengyi Hu (2019) Genetic diversity and differentiation of the African wild rice (Oryza longistaminata Chev. et Roehr) in Ethiopia. Scientific African 6: e00138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e00138.
88Kedra Mohammed Ousmael, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Hailesilassie (2019). Genetic diversity assessment of yams (Dioscorea spp.) from Ethiopia using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 18(30): 970-977.https://doi.org/10.5897/AJB2018.16446
89Medhin Gebrehiwet, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Fekadu Gadissa and Kassahun Tesfaye (2019). Genetic diversity analysis in Plectranthus edulis (Vatke) Agnew populations collected from diverse geographic regions in Ethiopia using inter‑simple sequence repeats (ISSRs) DNA marker system. Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 26:7-18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40709-019-0100-3
90Eyasu Wada , Tileye Feyissa and Kassahun Tesfaye (2019) Proximate, Mineral and Antinutrient Contents of Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) from Ethiopia. International Journal of Food Science 2019, Article ID 8965476, 7 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8965476
91Edossa Fikiru Wayima, Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Kifle Dagne, Kassahun Tesfaye, Eunice Magoma Machuka, Samuel Kilonzo Mutiga and Emmanuel Delhaize (219) Screening of Diverse Ethiopian Durum Wheat Accessions for Aluminum Tolerance. Agronomy 9:440; doi:10.3390/agronomy9080440
92Alex Greenlon; Peter L. Chang; Zehara Mohammed Damtew; Atsede Muleta; Noelia Carrasquilla-Garcia; Donghyun Kim; Hien P. Nguyen; Vasantika Suryawanshi; Christopher P. Krieg; Sudheer Kumar Yadav; Jai Singh Patel; Arpan Mukherjee; Sripada Udupai; Imane Benjelloun; Imane Thami-Alami; Mohammad Yasin; Bhuvaneshwara Patill; Sarvjeet Singh; Birinchi Kumar Sarma; Eric J. B. von Wettberg; Abdullah Kahraman; Bekir Bukun; Fassil Assefa; Kassahun Tesfaye; Asnake Fikre; and Douglas R. Cook (2019) Global-level population genomics reveals differential effects of geography and phylogeny on horizontal gene transfer in soil bacteria. PNAS 116: 15200–15209; www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1900056116
93Dagnachew Bekele, Kassahun Tesfaye and Asnake Fikre (2019) Applications of Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) in Plant Functional Genomics Studies. Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology 7:1 DOI: 10.4172/2329-9029.1000229
94Dagnachew Bekele, Kassahun Tesfaye and Asnake Fikre (2019) Recent Developments in Genomic Selection for Minor Gene Quantitative Disease Resistance Plant Breeding Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology 10:478. doi: 10.35248/2157-7471.10.478
95Dagnachew Lule and Kassahun Tesfaye (2019) Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Polymorphism among Finger Millet Accessions Evaluated for Blast Disease (Magnaporthe oryzea) Reaction Ethiopian Journal of Crop Sciences 7 No.2
96Demsachew Guadie, Dennis Knierim, StephanWinter, Kassahun Tesfaye, Adane Abraham (2019) Survey for the identification and geographical distribution of viruses and virus diseases of maize (Zea mays L.) in Ethiopia. European Journal of Plant Pathology 153:271–281 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-018-1568-7
97Demsachew Guadie; Kassahun Tesfaye; Dennis Knierim; Stephan Winter; Adane Abraham (2020) Molecular analysis of maize (Zea mays L.)-infecting mastreviruses in Ethiopia reveals marked diversity of virus genomes and a novel species. Virus Genes 55:339-345; https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-019-01655-1
98Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn, Patrick Wouobeng, Kouam Simo Jaures, Raphael Mrode, Zewdu Edea, Bin Liu, Wenguang Zhang, Okeyo Ally Mwai, Tadelle Dessie, Kassahun Tesfaye, Erling Strandberg, Britt Berglund, Collins Mutai, Sarah Osama, Asaminew Tassew Wolde, Josephine Birungi, Appolinaire Djikeng, Fe´ lix Meutchieye (2019 ). Genome-wide diversity and demographic dynamics of Cameroon goats and their divergence from east African, north African, and Asian conspecifics. PLoS ONE 14(4):e0214843. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214843
99Gizachew Woldesenbet Nuraga, Tileye Feyissa, Sebsebe Demissew, Kassahun Tesfaye and Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis (2019) Comparison of proximate, mineral and phytochemical composition of enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) landraces used for a different purpose. African Journal of Agricultural Research 14(30):1326-1334; DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2019.13993
100Gizachew W. Nuraga, Tileye Feyissa, Kassahun Tesfaye, Sebsebe Demissew, Zerihun Tadele (2019). Phenotypic diversity of enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) landraces used in traditional medicine. Genetic Resource and Crop Evolution 66: 1761–1772. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-019-00832-3
101Alemneh Mideksa , Kassahun Tesfaye, Kifle Dagne (2019). Centrapalus pauciflorus (Willd.) H. Rob. neglected potential oil crop of Ethiopia, agro-morphological characterization. Genetic Recourse and Crop Evolution 66: 545-554. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-018-0719-1
102Habte Jifar, Kebebew Assefa, Kassahun Tesfaye, Kifle Dagne and Zerihun Tadele (2019). Genotype-by-Environment Interaction and Stability Analysis in Grain Yield of Improved Tef (Eragrostis tef) Varieties Evaluated in Ethiopia. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 35(5): 1-13; DOI: 10.9734/jeai/2019/v35i530214
103Sisay Kidane Alemu, Ayele Badebo, Kassahun Tesfaye, Cristobal Uauy (2019) Identification of Stripe Rust Resistance in Ethiopian Durum Wheat by Phenotypic Screening and Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) SNP Markers. Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology 10:483. doi: 10.35248/ 2157-7471.19.10.483
104Worknesh Terefe , Adefris Teklewold and Kassahun Tesfaye (2019) Characterization of Selected Maize Inbred Lines Adapted to Highland Agro-Ecologies of Ethiopia Using Morphological and Molecular Genetic Distances. Advances in Crop Science and Technology 7: 421. doi:10.4172/2329-8863.1000421
105Yayis Rezene, Kassahun Tesfaye, Clare Mukankusi and Paul Gepts (2019) Marker-Assisted Pyramiding Resistance Genes Against Angular Leaf Spot and Common Bacterial Blight Disease into Preferred Common Bean Cultivar “REDWOLAITA”. Advances in Crop Science and Technology7: 416. doi:10.4172/2329-8863.1000416
106Meseret Asmamaw, Gemechu Keneni and Kassahun Tesfaye (2019) Genetic Diversity of Ethiopian Durum Wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) Landrace Collections as Reveled by SSR Markers. Advances in Crop Science and Technology 7: 413. doi:10.4172/2329-8863.1000413
107Sintayehu Admas, Kassahun Tesfaye and Teklehaimanot Haileselassie (2018) Application of Advanced Genomics for Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources. Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences 17: 30-41. (ISSN: 2313-8629)
108Biru Alemu, Dagnachew Lule, Kassahun Tesfaye and Teklehaimanot Hailesilassie (2018). Interrelationships of quantitative traits and genetic variability of Desi type chickpea genotypes as revealed by agro-morphology and inter simple sequence repeat markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 17(21): 685-693; DOI: 10.5897/AJB2018.16398
109Haftom Berhane, Edossa Fikru, Teklehaimanot Hailesilassie and Kassahun Tesfaye (2018). Hydroponic screening and characterization of aluminium tolerance on finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) accessions. Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development 10(3):34-44. https://DOI:10.5897/JABSD2017.0289.
110Fekadu Gadissa; Kassahun Tesfaye; Kifle Dagne and Mulatu Geleta (2018) Genetic diversity and population structure analyses of Plectranthus edulis (Vatke) Agnew collections from diverse agroecologies in Ethiopia using newly developed EST-SSRs marker system. BMC Genetics 19:92; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-018-0682-z
111von Wettberg EJB, Chang PL, Başdemir F, Carrasquila-Garcia N, Korbu LB, Moenga SM, Bedada G, Greenlon A, Moriuchi KS, Singh V, Cordeiro MA, Noujdina NV, Dinegde KN, Shah Sani SGA, Getahun T, Vance L, Bergmann E, Lindsay D, Mamo BE, Warschefsky EJ, Dacosta-Calheiros E, Marques E, Yilmaz MA, Cakmak A, Rose J, Migneault A, Krieg CP, Saylak S, Temel H, Friesen ML, Siler E, Akhmetov Z, Ozcelik H, Kholova J, Can C, Gaur P, Yildirim M, Sharma H, Vadez V, Tesfaye Kassahun, Woldemedhin AF, Tar’an B, Aydogan A, Bukun B, Penmetsa RV, Berger J, Kahraman A, Nuzhdin SV, Cook DR (2018) Ecology and genomics of an important crop wild relative as a prelude to agricultural innovation. Nature Communications 9 (649):1-13; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-02867-z | www.nature.com/naturecommunications
112Eyasu Wada; Tileye Feyissa; Kassahun Tesfaye; Christina M. Müller; Birgit Gemeinholzer (2018) Genetic diversity of Ethiopian Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott accessions assessed with AFLPs. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 65: 2095-2105; DOI:10.1007/s10722-018-0677-7
113Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn, Xiao-yang Ji, Xue Bai, Bin Liu, Wenguang Zhang, Josephine Birungi, Appolinaire Djikeng, and Kassahun Tesfaye (2018). Variations in mitochondrial cytochrome b region among Ethiopian indigenous cattle populations assert Bos Taurus maternal origin and historical dynamics. Asian-Australas Journal Animal Sciences 31(9):1393-1400 https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.17.0596
114Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn; Tesfaye Kassahun; Okeyo Ally Mwai; Appolinaire Djikeng; Tadelle Dessie; Josephine Birungi; Sarah Osama; Netsanet Zergaw; Alubel Alemu; Gloria Achieng; Jack Tutah; Collins Mutai; Joyce Njuguna; Joram M. Mwacharo 2018. Mitochondrial DNA variation reveals maternal origins and demographic dynamics of Ethiopian indigenous goats. Ecology and Evolution 8:1543–1553; doi:10.1002/ece3.3710
115Demsachew Guadie, Adane Abraham, Kassahun Tesfaye, Stephan Winter, W. Menzel and Dennis Knierim (2018) First Report of Maize yellow mosaic virus Infecting Maize (Zea mays) in Ethiopia. DISEASE NOTES 102 No.5 Page 1044. The American Phytopathological Society (APS). https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-17-1290-PDN
116Zelalem Fisseha, M. Kyallo, Kassahun Tesfaye, J. Harve, K. Dagne, S. Opyio And P. Gepts (2018). Integrating Phenotypic Evaluations with A Molecular Diversity Assessment of an Ethiopian Collection of Common Bean Landraces. African Crop Science Journal 26: 315 – 326. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/acsj.v26i2.12
117Habte Jifar, Kifle Dagne, Kassahun Tesfaye, Kebebew Assefa, Zerihun Tadele (2018). Agro-Morphological Traits Diversity in Tef [Eragrostis Tef (Zucc.) Trotter] Genotypes from Various Sources. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Science 28; 131-148.
118Dagnachew Lule; Santie de Villiers; Masresha Fetene; Damaris A. Odeny; Abhishek Rathore; Roma Rani Das and Kassahun Tesfaye (2018). Genetic diversity and association mapping of Ethiopian and exotic finger millet accessions. Crop and Pasture Science 69(9) 879-891; https://doi.org/10.1071/CP18175
119Yayis Rezene, Kassahun Tesfaye, Mukankusi Clare, Allan Male and Paul Gepts (2018) Rep-PCR Genomic Fingerprinting Revealed Genetic Diversity and Population Structure among Ethiopian Isolates of Pseudocercospora griseola Pathogen of the Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology 9: 463. doi: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000463
120Yayis Rezene, Kassahun Tesfaye, Mukankusi Clare and Paul Gepts (2018) Pathotypes Characterization and Virulence Diversity of Pseudocercospora griseola the Causal Agent of Angular Leaf Spot Disease Collected from Major Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Growing Areas of Ethiopia. Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology 9: 445. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000445
121Yayis Rezene, Kassahun Tesfaye, Clare Mukankusi, Esther Arunga and Paul Gepts (2018). Simple and rapid detached leaf technique for screening common beans (Phaseolus vulgarise L.) in vitro against angular leaf spot (Pseudocercospora griseola) disease. African Journal of Biotechnology17(35) 1076-1081; DOI: 10.5897/AJB2018.16584
122Rezene Yayis, Mitiku M, Tesfaye Kassahun, Male A, Gepts Paul (2018) Analysis of the Molecular Diversity of Common Bacterial Blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli and X. campestris pv. phaseoli var. fuscans) Strains from Ethiopia Revealed by Rep-PCR Genomic Fingerprinting. J Biotechnol Biomater 8: 286. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000286
123Z. Yemataw; G. Blomme; S. Muzemil and K. Tesfaye (2018) Assessing qualitative and phenotypic trait diversity in Ethiopian enset [Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman] landraces. Fruits 73(6), 310–327; https://doi.org/10.17660/th2018/73.6.2
124Z. Yemataw; A. Bekele; G. Blomme; S. Muzemil; K. Tesfaye and K. Jacobsen (2018) A review of enset [Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman] diversity and its use in Ethiopia. Fruits 73: 301–309 | https://doi.org/10.17660/th2018/73.6.1
125Yemataw Z., Muzemil S., Ambachew D., Tripathi L., Tesfaye K., Chala A., Farbos A., O’Neill P., Moore K., Grant M., Studholme DJ., (2018). Data Article Genome sequence data from17 accessions of Ensete ventricosum, a staple food crop for millions in Ethiopia. Data in Brief 18: 285-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.03.026
126Zerihun Yemataw, Kassahun Tesfaye, Murray Grant, David J. Studholme and Alemayehu Chala (2018) Multivariate analysis of morphological variation in enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) reveals regional and clinal variation in germplasm from south and south western Ethiopia. Australian Journal of Crop Sciences 12(12):1849-1858; doi: 10.21475/ajcs.18.12.12.p1135
127Tilahun Mekonnen, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Identification, Mapping and Pyramiding of Genes/Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) for Durable Resistance of Crops to Biotic Stresses. J Plant Pathol Microbiol 8: 412. doi: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000412
128Tilahun Mekonnen, Krishnamurthy Sathelly, Manju Sharma, Kassahun Tesfaye and Tanushri Kaul (2017). Genomic DNA isolation method from fresh wheat leaf samples without liquid nitrogen. African Journal of Biotechnology 16 (20):1192-1196; DOI: 10.5897/AJB2016.15564
129Biru Alemu, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Lule Dagnachew (2017). Genotype by environment interactions and grain yield stability of released and advanced Desi type chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes in western Ethiopia. International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research 8(3):30-37. DOI: 10.5897/IJBMBR2017.0281
130Biru Alemu, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Lule Dagnachew (2017). Broad sense heritability and genetic advance for grain yield and yield components of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes in western Ethiopia. International Journal of Genetic and Molecular Biology 9(4):21-25. DOI: 10.5897/IJGMB2017.0158
131Haftom Brhane, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017). Genetic diversity and population structure of Ethiopian finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) genotypes using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 16(21):1203-1209. DOI: 10.5897/AJB2016.15262
132Haftom Brhane, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017). Threshold Aluminum toxicity in finger millet. African Journal of Agricultural Research 12(13):1144-1148. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2016.10840
133Fentahun Meheret, Kassahun Tesfaye, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, and Tadesse Abate (2017). Genetic Diversity Study of Brachiaria brizantha (A.Rich) Stapf Collected from Ethiopia Using Inter- Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) Markers. Advances in Life Science and Technology 54:7-15.
134Adebabay Tazeb, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Molecular characterization of introduced sugarcane genotypes in Ethiopia using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) molecular markers. African Journal of Biotechnology, 16(10): 434-449.DOI: 10.5897/AJB2016. 15601
135Eyasu Wada, Zemede Asfaw, Tileye Feyissa and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Farmers’ perception of agromorphological traits and uses of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) grown in Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research 12: 2681-2691; https://doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2017.12465
136Tadesse Abate and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Genetic Diversity Study of Steudneri Clover (Trifolium steudneri) Accessions of Ethiopia Using Inter Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) Markers. Advances in Life Science and Technology 54, 2017.
137Getinet Mekuriaw, Joram M. Mwacharo, Tadelle Dessie, Okeyo Mwai, Appolinaire Djikeng, Sarah Osama, Grum Gebreyesus, Alayu Kidane, Solomon Abegaz and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Polymorphism analysis of kisspeptin (KISS1) gene and its association with litter size in Ethiopian indigenous goat populations. African Journal of Biotechnology 16(22):1254-1264; DOI: 10.5897/AJB2016.15750
138Habte Jifar, Kassahun Tesfaye, K. Assefa, S. Chanyalew and Z. Tadele (2017) Semi-Dwarf Tef Lines for High Seed Yield and Lodging Tolerance in Central Ethiopia. African Crop Science Journal 25:419 – 439. DOI: 10.4314/acsj.v25i4.3
139Mulugeta Atnaf, Dagne Wegary, Kifle Dagne and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Genotype By Environment Interaction and Grain Yield Stability of Ethiopian White Lupin (Lupinus albus L.) Landraces. Experimental Agriculture 54:943 – 956; doi:10.1017/S0014479717000515
140Mulugeta Atnaf; Nasser Yao; Martina K, Dagne K, Wegary D, Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Molecular genetic diversity and population structure of Ethiopian white lupin landraces: Implications for breeding and conservation. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188696. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188696
141Mulugeta Atnaf; Kassahun Tesfaye; Kifle Dagne; Dagne Wegary (2017) Genotype by trait biplot analysis to study associations and profiles of Ethiopian white lupin (Lupinus albus L.) landraces. Australian Journal of Crop Sciences 11:55-62. doi: 10.21475/ajcs.2017.11.01.pne226
142Shiferaw Alemu Alayachew and Kassahun Tesfaye G. (2017) Genetic diversity of Ethiopian emmer wheat Triticum dicoccum Schrank landraces using seed storage proteins markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 16(16): 889-894; DOI: 10.5897/AJB2016.15835
143Sintayehu Admas and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Genotype-by-environment interaction and yield stability analysis in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) genotypes in North Shewa, Ethiopia. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Agriculture and Environment 9:82-94; DOI: 10.1515/ausae-2017-0008
144Solomon A. Mekonnen; Marcus Beissner; Malkin Saar; Solomon Ali; Ahmed Zeynudin; Kassahun Tesfaye; Mulatu G. Adbaru; Florian Battke; Sven Poppert; Michael Hoelscher; Thomas Löscher; Gisela Bretzel and Karl-Heinz Herbinger (2017) O-5S quantitative real-time PCR: a new diagnostic tool for laboratory confirmation of human onchocerciasis. Parasites and Vectors 10:451; DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2382-3
145Zelalem Tolesa, Endashaw Bekele, Kassahun Tesfaye, Hichem Ben Slimen, Juan Valqui, Abebe Getahun, GuÈ nther B. Hartl, Franz Suchentrunk (2017) Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA reveals reticulate evolution in hares (Lepus spp., Lagomorpha, Mammalia) from Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0180137. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180137
146Tadesse Abate and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Genetic diversity in quarin clover (T. quartinianum) accessions of Ethiopia using ISSR markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 16(16): 869-878; DOI: 10.5897/AJB2015.14846
147Zerihun Yemataw, Alemayehu Chala, Daniel Ambachew, David J. Studholme, Murray R. Grant and Kassahun Tesfaye (2017) Morphological Variation and Inter-Relationships of Quantitative Traits in Enset (Ensete ventricosum (welw.) Cheesman) Germplasm from South and South-Western Ethiopia. Plants 6: 56; doi:10.3390/plants6040056
148Zerihun Yemataw, Mekonen A., Alemayehu Chala, Kassahun Tesfaye, Mekonen K., David J. Studholme, and Sharma K., (2017). Farmers’ knowledge and perception of Enset Xanthomonas wilt in southern Ethiopia. Agriculture & Food Security 6:62-74. DOI 10.1186/s40066-017-0146-0
149Adebabay K. Belew, Kassahun Tesfaye, Gurja Belay and Getnet Assefa (2016) The State of Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources in Developing Countries: A Review. International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences 5:1-9; doi: 10.18178/ijpmbs.5.1.58-66
150Zerihun Yemataw, Kassahun Tesfaye, Awole Zeberga and Guy Blomme (2016) Exploiting indigenous knowledge of subsistence farmers’ for the management and conservation of Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) (musaceae family) diversity on-farm. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:34-59; DOI 10.1186/s13002-016-0109-8
151Zelalem Fisseha, Kassahun Tesfaye, KifleDagne, Matthew W. Blair, Jagger Harvey, Martina Kyallo, Paul Gepts (2016) Genetic diversity and population structure of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L) germplasm of Ethiopia as revealed by microsatellite markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 15(52): 2824-2847; DOI: 10.5897/AJB2016.15464
152Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn, Wenguang Zhang, Okeyo Mwai, Tadelle Dessie, Appolinaire Djikeng and Kassahun Tesfaye (2016) Documenting Radiocarbon Evidences, Y-Chromosome, Mitochondrial DNA and Autosomal Markers on Origin of Domestication and Routes of Goat Global Divergence: A Review. Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research 6:113-124
153Getinet Mekuriaw, Solomon Gizaw, Tadelle Dessie, Okeyo Mwai, Appolinaire Djikeng and Kassahun Tesfaye (2016) A Review on Current Knowledge of Genetic Diversity of Domestic Goats (Capra hircus) Identified by Microsatellite Loci: How those Efforts are Strong to Support the Breeding Programs?. J. Life Sci. Biomed. 6: 22-32
154Tadesse Abate, Kassahun Tesfaye, Edossa Fikru and Fentahun Mihret (2016) Application of ISSR-PCR to determine the genetic relationship and genetic diversity among steudneri clover (Trifolium steudneri) and quartin clover (Trifolium quartinianum) accessions of Ethiopia. AMERICAN JOURNAL BIOTECHNOLOGY & MOLECULAR SCIENCES 4(1): 1-14, doi:10.5251/ajbms.2014.
155Addisalem A.B., Bongers F., Kassahun T., Smulders M.J.M. (2015) Genetic diversity and differentiation of the frankincense tree (Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst) across Ethiopia and implications for its conservation. Forest Ecology and Management 360 (2016) 253–260
156Atnaf M., Tesfaye K., Dagne K., and Wegari D., 2015. Extent and pattern of genetic diversity in Ethiopian white Lupin landraces for agronomical and phenological traits. African Crop Science Journal 23: 327 – 341
157Omar, Petros Y., Tesfaye K., Teshome A., and Bekele E., 2015.Inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) analysis of Ethiopian white lupine (Lupinus albus L.). African Journal of Biotechnology 14: 1552-1563
158Mohammed M., and Tesfaye K., 2015. Molecular genetic diversity study of Lepidium sativum population from Ethiopia as revealed by inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 14: 1461-1470
159Mohammed S. and Tesfaye K., 2015. Morphological and Molecular characterization of Lepidium sativum population from Ethiopia. African Journal of Plant Sciences 9: 215-2
160Wodajo B., Bushira Mustefa F. and Tesfaye K., 2015. Investigation of Genetic Diversity in Ethiopian Collections of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) as revealed by ISSR markers. Int. J. Biochem. Biotechnol 4: 544-548
161Wodajo B., Bushira Mustefa F. and Tesfaye K., 2015. Clustering Analysis of Ethiopian Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) Using ISSR Markers. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 5: , Issue 3, 1-7
162Woldesenbet DT., Tesfaye K., Bekele E., 2015. Genetic diversity of sesame germplasm collection: implication for conservation, improvement and use. International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular biology research 6:7-18
163Bekele A. Feyissa F., Tesfaye K., 2014. Genetic diversity of anchote (Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.) from Ethiopia as revealed by ISSR markers. Genet Resour Crop Evol 61:707–719
164Atnaf M., Kassahun Tesfaye, Kifle Dagne, Hussein Mohammed (2014). Hyman’s diallel analysis to study genetic parameters of phenological traits in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). International Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 1(4): 65-71
165Lule D.,, Masresha Fetene, Santie de Villiers and Kassahun Tesfaye (2014) Additive Main Effects and Multiplicative Interactions (AMMI) and genotype by environment interaction (GGE) biplot analyses aid selection of high yielding and adapted finger millet varieties. Journal of Applied Biosciences 76:6291– 6304
166Dagnachew L, de Villiers S, Tsehay S, Mathews Dida, Masresha F, W. Kimani& Tesfaye K., (2014). Genetic Diversity and Eco-geographical Distribution of Eleusine Species Collected from Ethiopia. African Crop Science Journal 22: 45 – 58
167Tadele S., Mekbib F., and Tesfaye K., 2014. Genetic Diversity of Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Landraces from Southern Ethiopia as Revealed by Inter Simple Sequence Repeat Marker. Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science 3: 024-034
168Lule D, de Villiers S, Fetene M, Bogale T, Alemu T, Geremew G, Gashaw G & Tesfaye K., (2014). Pathogenicity and Yield Loss Assessment Caused by Magnaporthe Oryzae Isolates in Cultivated and Wild Relatives of Finger Millet (Eleusine Coracana). Indian J. Agric. Res.., 48 (4) 258 – 268.
169Lule D, Assefa A, Fetene M & Tesfaye K.,(2014) Microsatellite Variation and Grain Yield Performance of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana Subsp. coracana) Genotypes Evaluated Under Moisture Stress Environment. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 15: 51–66
170Gashaw G., Alemu T, and Tesfaye K., (2014). Morphological, physiological and biochemical studies on Pyricularia grisea isolates causing blast disease on finger millet in Ethiopia. Journal of Applied Biosciences 74:6059– 6071
171Yemata G, Fetene M, Assefa A & Tesfaye K.,, 2014. Evaluation of the agronomic performance of stay green and farmer preferred sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) varieties at Kobo North Wello zone, Ethiopia. Sky Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 3(11) 240 – 248
172Lule D., Tesfaye K., Mengistu G. (2014). Genotype by Environment interaction and grain yield stability analysis for triticale (x.Triticosecale wittmack) in Western Oromia. SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci., 37(2):63–68.
173Gashaw G, Alemu A. & Tesfaye K., (2013). Evaluation of disease incidence and severity and yield loss of finger millet varieties and mycelial growth inhibition of Pyricularia grisea isolates using biological antagonists and fungicides in vitro condition. Journal of Applied Biosciences 73:5883– 5901
174Alemu A., Petros Y., Tesfaye K., (2013). Genetic Distance of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Cultivars and Varieties from Northwestern Ethiopia using Inter Simple Sequence Repeat Markers. East African Journal of Sciences 7:31-40.
175Assefa A., Fetene M., and Tesfaye K., (2013). Agro-morphological, Physiological and yield related Performances of Finger Millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.] Accessions Evaluated for Drought Resistance under Field Condition. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 3(10):709-720
176Tesfaye K., Govers, K., Bekele E. and Borsch T. (2013). ISSR fingerprinting of Coffea arabica throughout Ethiopia reveals high variability in wild populations and distinguishes them from farmer’s varieties. Plant Systematics and Evolution 300:881-897