Publications from BETin

Industrial Biotechnology 1. A.F. Andetaa, D. Vandeweyera, E.F. Tefferad, F. Woldesenbet, C. Verrethb, S. Crauwelsb, B. Lievensb, K. Vancampenhouta, L. Van Campenhouta (2019). Traditional starter cultures for enset fermentation: Unravelling their production and microbial composition. Food Bioscience 29: 37-46

2. Addisu Fekadu Andeta, Dries Vandeweyer, E F Teffera, Fantahun Woldesenbet, Christel Verreth, Sam Crauwels, Bart Lievens, Karen Vancampenhout, Leni Van Campenhout (2019). Effect of fermentation system on the physicochemical and microbial community dynamics during enset (Ensete ventricosum) fermentation. Journal of Applied Microbiology 126 (3): 842-853

3. Addisu Fekadu, Fantahun Woldesenbet and Shumet Tenaw (2018). Qualitative traits variation in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces from the Southern highlands of Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 10(5): 258-264.

4. Andeta A.F, Vandeweyer D., Woldesenbet F., Eshetu F., Hailemicael A., Woldeyes F. Crauwels S., Lievens B., Ceusters J., Vancampenhout K., Van Campenhout L. (2018). Fermentation of enset (Ensete ventricosum) in the Gamo highlands of Ethiopia: Physicochemical and microbial community dynamics. Food Microbiology 73: 342-350.

5. Sabura Shara, Rony Swennen, Jozef Deckers, Fantahun Weldesenbet, Laura Vercammen, Fassil Eshetu, Feleke Woldeyes, Guy Blomme, Roel Merckx, and Karen Vancampenhout (2021) Altitude and management affect soil fertility, leaf nutrient status and Xanthomonas wilt prevalence in enset gardens, SOIL, 7:1–14.

6. Firew Tafesse, Bo Shang, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yongquan Zheng and Yang Liua (2021). Biocontrol efficacy of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus strains against aflatoxin contamination in peanut field in Guangdong province, South China. MYCOLOGY,

7. Firew Tafesse , Birhan Addisie, Yougquan Zheng , Chengrong Nie , Mingjun He and Yang Liu ( 2021).Distribution of Aspergillus Fungi and Recent Aflatoxin Reports, Health Risks, and Advances in Developments of Biological Mitigation Strategies in China, Toxins 13, no. 10: 678.

8. Anbissa Muleta; Firew Tafesse; Beruk Berhanu; Alemneh Kabita (2021) Knowledge and practices of iodized salt utilization, health consequences, and iodine concentration on dietary salts at retailer and households in Jigjiga town,Somali, Ethiopia, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 7:1, doi: 10.1080/23311932.2021.1911421

9. Firew Tafesse; Birhan Addise; Kassahun Tesfaye; Chengrong Nie ; Gang Wang ; Yang Liu . (2020). Mycotoxins in Ethiopia: A review on Prevalence, Economic and Health Impacts. Toxins; 12(10): 648. doi: 10.3390/toxins12100648

10. Firew Tafesse Mamo, Birhan Addisie Abate, Kassahun Tesfaye, Tigist Getachew. Salmonella as an Emerging Africa’s Food Safety and Export Challenge: A Need for Urgent Interventions. Abstract published in FOOD SAFETY Conference for Africa in 2021.

11. Tekalign Aregu Tikish (2018): Study on the Miscibility of Polypyrrole and Polyaniline Polymer Blends.

12. Tekalign Aregu Tikish (2020): Electrical and Optical Properties of Polypyrrole and Polyaniline Blends.

13. Tekalign Aregu Tikish (2021): Study on Bagasse Reinforced Waste Thermoplastic Composite: Compressive Strength and Water Absorption.

14. Meskerem Elfu (2018): Isolation and characterization of starter culture bacteria for Enset (Ensete ventricosum) fermentation.
Health Biotechnology1. Marycelin 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, Cristiana Stuani, Samwel L. Symekher, Desire Takou, Kassahun Tesfaye, Gianluca Triolo, Keyru Tuki, Serena Zacchigna and 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 (2021) 101101.

2. SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequence Obtained from Ethiopia. 2022. Molalegne Bitew, Getnet Hailu, Yakob Gebregziabher Tsegay, Keyru Tuki, Kominist Asmamaw, Kassahun Tesfaye, Hailu Dadi, Emanuele Orsini, Simeone dal Monego, Danilo Licastro, Alessandro Marcelloe

3. Wubet W., Bitew M., Mamo G., Gelaye E., Tesfaw L., Sori H., Zewdie T. and Abayneh T. 2019. Evaluation of inactivated vaccine against Fowl Cholera developed from local isolates of Pastuerella multocida in Ethiopia, African Journal of Microbiology Research: 13(27), 500-509. DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2019.9096
4. Balisa Mosisa Ejeta (2021): Loratadine syrup is successfully used to fix Covid-19 induced respiratory distress and chest pain. J Clin Images Med Case Rep. 2(6): 1424.

5. Yasin Mohammed Yimer, Destaw Asfaw Ali, Belayneh Getachew Ayalew, Molalegne Bitew, Esayas Gelaye (2021): Pathogenicity of Field Marek’s Disease Virus Serotype-1 and Vaccine Efficacy Test in Chicken in Eastern Shewa Ethiopia. Veterinary Medicine Research and Reports 12:347–357. DOI: 10.2147/VMRR.S332737

6. M. Birhan, M. Temesgen, A. Shite N. Berhane, M. Bitew, E. Gelaye, T. Abayneh, and B. Getachew (2021): Seroprevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Infectious Bronchitis Virus in Chicken in Northwest Ethiopia (2021). The Scientific World Journal Volume 2021, Article ID 4553890, 10 pages

7. Bereket Dessalegn, Molalegne Bitew, Esraa Khojaly, Destaw Asfaw Ali, Saddam Mohammed Ibrahim, Takele Abayneh, Esayas Gelaye, Viskam Wijewardana, Hermann Unger (2021): Gamma-irradiated fowl cholera mucosal vaccine: potential vaccine candidate for safe and effective immunization of chicken against fowl cholera. Frontier in Immunology-Vaccines and Molecular Therapeutics, DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.768820.

8. Wakjira Kebebe, Molalegne Bitew, Fufa Dawo, Bedaso Mammo, Hawa Mohammed, Martha Yami, Belayneh Getachew, Takele Abayneh, Esayas Gelaye (2021): Immunogenicity and Efficacy Evaluation of Vero Cell-Adapted Infectious Bursal Disease Virus LC-75 Vaccine Strain in Ethiopia, Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports 12(2021): 261—270,

9. Meskerem, A.C., M. Kasech, C. Yosef, H. Tadiose and A. Dawit (2018): Blood and Serum Biochemical Profiles of Three Ethiopian Indigenous Chicken Ecotypes: Diredawa, Horro, and Mecha. British Journal of Poultry Sciences 7 (3): 51-57.

10. Adamu, M., Melese, K., Germa, M., Fekadu, T. and S. Ali (2019): Helminth infection of layer and dual-purpose chickens kept under small scale intensive production system, Ethiopia. Ethiop. Vet. J. 23 (2): 27-40.

11. Adamu, M., Wossene, A., Tilahun, G. and, A.K. Basu (2019): Comparative diagnostic techniques in ruminant Fasciolosis: fecal sedimentation, indirect ELISA, liver inspection, and serum enzyme activities. Ethiop. Vet. J. 23(1): 42-58.

12. Meskerem Adamu Chere (2019): Major Health Constraints and Ethno-Vet Practices of Small-Scale and Backyard Chicken. Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, DOI:

13. Goraga Z, Adamu M, Ali S, Guteta A, Mengesha M, Gustavo Lima JMM (2017): Swine Production, Productivity and Breeding Practices in Ethiopia. Int. Inv. J. Agric. Soil Sci. Vol. 5(3): xxx-xxx

14. Emamu S, Sebsebe F, Bedemariam G (2017): Quality of Life of HIV/AIDS Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Clin Res HIV/AIDS 4(2): 1042.

15. Billoro, B., Mengistu H., Nunemo, Seid E. and Gelan (2019): Evaluation of antimicrobial prophylaxis use and rate of surgical site infection in the surgical ward of Wachemo University Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital, Southern Ethiopia: prospective cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases; 19:298

16. Bitew, M., Nandi, S., Ravishankar, C., and A. Sharma (2019). Phylogenetic analysis of bluetongue virus serotype16 based on genome segment 5 (encoding NS1), African Journal of Biotechnology, 18(29):774-782. DOI: 10.5897/AJB2018.16617

17. Bitew, M., Ravishankar, C., S. Chakravarti, and S. Nandi (2019). Comparative evaluation of T-cell immune response to BTV infection in sheep vaccinated with pentavalent BTV vaccine when compared to unvaccinated animals, journal of Veterinary medicine international, 4:1-10 DOI: 10.1155/2019/8762780

18. Ruuth, M., Äikäs, L., Tigistu-Sahle, F., Käkelä, R., Lindholm, H., Simonen, P., Kovanen, P.T., Gylling, H. and Öörni, K., 2020. Plant Stanol Esters Reduce LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) Aggregation by Altering LDL Surface Lipids: The BLOOD FLOW Randomized Intervention Study. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 40(9), pp.2310-2321.

19. Ruuth, M., Janssen, L.G., Äikäs, L., Tigistu-Sahle, F., Nahon, K.J., Ritvos, O., Ruhanen, H., Käkelä, R., Boon, M.R., Öörni, K. and Rensen, P.C., 2019. LDL aggregation susceptibility is higher in healthy South Asian compared with white Caucasian men. Journal of clinical lipidology, 13(6), pp.910-919.
Genomics and Bioinformatics 1. Yeshimebet C., Tadesse E., Getachew T., Chekol D., Tadios A., Enyew A. and Tesfu K.2020. Comparative Efficacy of Major Anthelmintics Against Naturally Acquired Fasciola Hepatica Infection in Local Sheep at Debre-Birhan Agricultural Research Center. Ethiopia. JSID. 2(1): 2708-3756.

2. Yeshimebet Chanyalew, Tesfaye Z, Hulunim G, Lina G, Getachew K, Chekol D, Amare B, Ayele A and Yishak Tsegaye. 2017, Evaluation of Two Estrus Synchronization Protocols in Dairy Cattle at North Shoa Zone Ethiopia, Animal Production. 19(2):93-100.

3. Yeshimebet Chanyalew and Daniel Asrat. 2016. Polymerase Chain Reaction confirmation and AST test of Campylobacter jejuni from sheep of Debrebirhan Agricultural Research Center North ShoaEthiopia. International Journal of Livestock Research, 6 (12), 55-62.

4. M Rekik.,A Haile., A Abebe., D Muluneh., S Gosh-me.,I Ben Salem., M El Dine Hilali.,N Lassoued.,Y Chanyalew.,B Rischkowsky. 2016. GnRH and prostaglandin-based synchronization protocols as alternatives to proges-togen-based treatments in sheep. .Reprod. Dom. Anim.1–6
H. Gatew., T. Zewde., G. Kassa., Y. Chanyalew and L.Gazu. 2016. Factors influencing the success of on-farm estrus synchronization of dairy cattle in North Shewa Zone, Amahara Region, Ethiopia. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.Vol. 9(1), pp. 9-16
Gurdasani, D., Carstensen, T., Tekola-Ayele, F., Pagani, L., Tachmazidou, I., Hatzikotoulas, K., Karthikeyan, S., Iles, L., Pollard, M.O., Choudhury, A. and Ritchie, G.R., Tamiru, O.R., 2015. The African genome variation project shapes medical genetics in Africa. Nature, 517(7534), pp.327-332.
López, S., Tarekegn, A., Band, G., van Dorp, L., Bird, N., Morris, S., Oljira, T., Mekonnen, E., Bekele, E., Blench, R. and Thomas, M.G., 2021. Evidence of the interplay of genetics and culture in Ethiopia. Nature communications, 12(1), pp.1-15.

5. Zewdu Edea, Kyoung Sub Jung, Sung-Sub Shin, Song-Won Yoo, Jae Won Choi and Kwan‑Suk Kim. 2020. Signatures of positive selection underlying beef production traits in Korean cattle breeds. Journal of Animal Science and Technology, 62: 293-305.
Agraw Amane, Gurja Belay, Yao Nasser, Martina Kyalo, Tadelle Dessie, Adebabay Kebede, Tesfaye Getachew,Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner, Zewdu Edea, Oliver Hanotte and Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn. 2020. Genome-wide insights of Ethiopian indigenous sheep populations reveal the population structure related to tail morphology and phylogeography. Genes and Genomics.264.

6. Zewdu Edea, Hailu Dadi, Tadelle Dessie, Kwan‑Suk Kim.2019. Genomic signatures of high‑altitude adaptation in Ethiopian sheep populations. Genes & Genomics, 41: 973–981
Tarekegn, G. M., Wouobeng, P., Jaures, K. S., Mrode, R., Edea, Z., Liu, B., Meutchieye, F. (2019). Genome-wide diversity and demographic dynamics of Cameroon goats and their divergence from east African, North African and Asian conspecifics. PloS one, 14, e0214843.

7. Z. Edea, H. Dadi, T. Dessie, M. R. Uzzaman, M. F. Rothschild, E.-S. Kim, T. S. Sonstegard and K.-S. Kim. 2018. Genome-wide scan reveals divergent selection among taurine and zebu cattle populations from different regions. Animal Genetics, 49, 550–563.

8. Zewdu Edea, Hailu Dadi, Tadelle Dessie, and Kwan-Suk Kim.2018. Revealing of Selection Signatures Underlying Adaptive and Production Traits in Hanwoo and Ethiopian Cattle Breeds. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genomics.2: 151-162.
Kwan-Suk Kim, Jacob T. Seibert, Zewde Edea, Kody L. Graves, Eui-Soo Kim, Aileen F. Keating, Lance H. Baumgard, Jason W. Ross, and Max F. Rothschild. 2018. Characterization of the acute heat stress response in gilts: III. Genome-wide association studies of thermotolerance traits in pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 2018.96:2074–2085.

9. Zewdu Edea, Yeong Ho Jeoung, Sung-Sub Shin, Jaeul Ku, Sungbo Seo, Il-Hoi Kim, Sang-Wook Kim, and Kwan-Suk Kim. 2018. Genome–wide association study of carcass weight in commercial Hanwoo cattle. Asian-Australas J Anim Sci. 31,327-334.

10. Zewdu Edea, Hailu Dadi, Tadelle Dessie, Il-Hoi Kim, Kwan-Suk Kim. 2017. Association of MITF loci with coat color spotting patterns in Ethiopian cattle. Genes Genom 39:285–293.

11. Z. Edea, J.-K. Hong, J-H. Jung, D-W. Kim, Y.M. Kim, E-S. Kim S. S. Shin, Y. C. Jung and K.-S. Kim.2017. Detecting selection signatures between Duroc and Duroc synthetic pig populations using high-density SNP chip. Animal Genetics, 48, 473–477.

12. Zewdu Edea, Tadelle Dessie, Hailu Dadi, Kyoung-Tag Do and Kwan-Suk Kim.2017. Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Ethiopian Sheep Populations Revealed by High-Density SNP Markers. Frontier in Genetics 8:218.