AAS Katakweba (2018). Small Mammals in Fenced Houses as Source of Leptospirosis to Livestock Pets animals and Humans in Morogoro Municipality, TanzaniaTanzania Veterinary Journal 36 (1), 83-88

AAS Katakweba (2018). The Prevalence of Haemoparasites in Rodents and Shrews Trapped from Domestic and Peridomestic Houses in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. A Hidden Public Health Threat. Tanzania Veterinary Journal 36 (1), 75-82

Abdul A.S. Katakweba, Amandus P. Muhairwa, Athumani M. Lupindu, Peter Damborg, Jesper T. Rosenkrantz, Uswege M. Minga, Madundo M.A. Mtambo, and John E. Olsen (2018). First Report on a Randomized Investigation of Antimicrobial Resistance in Fecal Indicator Bacteria from Livestock, Poultry, and Humans in Tanzania. Microbial Drug Resistance, Vol. 24, No. 3: 260-268.

Bram Vanden BROECKE, Benny BORREMANS, Joachim MARIËN, Rhodes H MAKUNDI, Apia W MASSAWE, Herwig LEIRS and Nelika K HUGHES (2018) Does exploratory behavior or activity in a wild mouse explain susceptibility to virus infection? Current Zoology 64(5):585-592. doi/10.1093/cz/zox053/4139746/

Christopher Sabuni, Tatiana Aghová, Anna Bryjová, Radim Šumbera, Josef Bryja (2018) Biogeographic implications of small mammals from Northern Highlands in Tanzania with first data from the volcanic Mount Kitumbeine Mammalia. 82(4): 360-372

  1. Gwandu, H. E. Nonga, R. H. Mdegela, A. S. Katakweba, T. S. Suleiman, and R. Ryoba (2018). Assessment of Raw Cow Milk Quality in Smallholder Dairy Farms in Pemba Island Zanzibar, Tanzania. Veterinary Medicine International. Article ID 1031726, 9 pages

Henry D. Kissinga, Festo Mwombeki, Khadija Said, Abdul A. S. Katakweba, Hezron E. Nonga and Amandus P. Muhairwa (2018). Antibiotic susceptibilities of indicator bacteria scherichiacoli and Enterococci spp.isolated from ducks in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Kissinga et al. BMC Res Notes (2018) 11:87

Irene R Moshi, Lenore Manderson, Halfan S Ngowo, Yeromin P Mlacha, Fredros O Okumu, Mnyone Ladslaus L. (2018). Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania. Malaria journal 17(1),

L. Meliyo, K.F.G. Masuki, B.M. Msanya, D. Kimaro and L.S. Mulungu (2018) Ecological Biogeography of West Usambara Mountains: A study on the influence of abiotic factors to spatial distribution of plant and animal species. BOOK Chapter 7: Pure and Applied Biogeography SBN 978-953-51-5222-4; pp143-166

Mariën, V. Sluydts, B. Borremans, S. Gryseels, B. V. Broecke, C. A. Sabuni, A. A. S. Katakweba, L. S. Mulungu, S. Günther, J. G de Bellocq, A. W. Massawe and H. Leirs (2018) Arenavirus infection correlates with lower survival of its natural rodent host in a long-term capture-mark-recapture study. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1):90. DOI 10.1186/s13071-018-2674-2

Jan Petruˇzela, Radim ˇSumbera, Tatiana Aghová, Anna Bryjová,Abdul S. Katakweba, Christopher A. Sabuni, Wilbert N. Chitaukali, Josef Bryja (2018). Spiny mice of the Zambezian bioregion – phylogeny, biogeography and ecological differentiation within the Acomys spinosissimus complex. Mammalian Biology 91: 79–90

Joachim Mariën, Benny Borremans, Christophe Verhaeren, Lucinda Kirkpatrick, Sophie Gryseels, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Stephan Günther, Christopher A Sabuni, Apia W Massawe, Jonas Reijniers, Herwig Leirs (2018) Seasonal host dynamics translate into density-dependent arenavirus cycles. TRANSMISSION ECOLOGY OF OLD-WORLD ARENAVIRUSES IN NATURAL POPULATIONS OF THEIR RESERVOIR HOSTS. 77

Joachim Mariën, Vincent Sluydts, Benny Borremans, Sophie Gryseels, Bram Vanden Broecke, Christopher A Sabuni, Abdul AS Katakweba, Loth S Mulungu, Stephan Günther, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Apia W Massawe, Herwig Leirs (2018). Arenavirus infection correlates with lower survival of its natural rodent host in a long-term capture-mark-recapture study. Parasites & vectors 11(1): 1-9

Josef Bryja, Hana Konviˇcková, Anna Bryjová, Ondˇrej Mikula, Rhodes Makundi, Wilbert N. Chitaukali, Radim ˇSumbera 2018. Differentiation underground: Range-wide multilocus genetic structure of the silvery mole-rat does not support current taxonomy based on mitochondrial sequences. Mammalian Biology 93: 82-92.

Said, G. G. Bakari, R. Machang’u, A. S. Katakweba, and A. P. Muhairwa (2018) Seroprevalence of canine leptospirosis, in Urban and Periurban, Morogoro, Tanzania, African Journal of Microbiology Research. Vol. 12(21), pp. 481-487.

KHADIJA SAID1, ABDUL KATAKWEBA and ROBERT MACHANG’U (2018). Owner awareness and knowledge of canine leptospirosis as a zoonotic disease in Morogoro, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research Doi: Volume 20, Number 4

Makundi Rhodes (2018) Neglected and underutilized rodents. Pp 91-117. In. Kasolo W., Chemining’wa G. & Temu A. (Eds.) Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) for Improved Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change. A Contextualized Learning Manual for African Colleges and Universities. ANAFE, Nairobi. (151 p. (ISBN 978-9966-108-10-4.  

Mgode GF, Cox CL, Mwimanzi S, Mulder C. Pediatric tuberculosis detection using trained African giant pouched rats. Pediatric research. 2018 Apr 4.

Mirambo MM, Mgode GF, Malima ZO, John M, Mngumi EB, Mhamphi GG, Mshana SE. Seropostivity of Brucella spp. and Leptospira spp. antibodies among abattoir workers and meat vendors in the city of Mwanza, Tanzania: A call for one health approach control strategies. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2018 Jun 25;12(6): e0006600.

Mlyashimbi, E. C. M; J. Mariën; D. N. Kimaro; A. J. P. Tarimo; M. Isabirye; R. H. Makundi; A. W. Massawe; M. E. Mdangi; D. Kifumba, A. Nakiyemba; H. Leirs; S. R. Belmain and L. S. Mulungu (2018) Relationships between seasonal changes in diet of Multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis) and its breeding patterns in semi-arid areas in Tanzania. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 4(1):1-13

Nyambuli Sosthenes, Ofred Jonas Mhongole, Abdul Ahamed Selemani Katakweba, Anders Dalsgaard, Robinson Hammerthon Mdegela (2018). Prevalence, Pathogenic Markers and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Vibrio cholerae in Sardines, Water and Phytoplankton in Lake Tanganyika,Tanzania. International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 29-34.

Qun-Qun Jiang, Mei-Fang Han, Ke Ma, Guang Chen, Xiao-Yang Wan, Semvua Bukheti Kilonzo, Wen-Yu Wu, Yong-Li Wang, Jie You, Qin Ning (2018). Acute kidney injury in acute-on-chronic liver failure is different from in decompensated cirrhosis. World journal of gastroenterology. 24(21): 2300

Stanley S Nyirenda, Bernard M Hang, Edgar Simulundu, Evans Mulenga, Ladslav Moonga, Robert S Machang, Gerald Misinzo, Bukheti S Kilonzo (2018) Molecular epidemiological investigations of plague in Eastern Province of Zambia BMC microbiology. 18(1):1-7





Mdangi M. E., Muhamba, D., Massawe, A.W., Mulungu, L.S. (2019) Rice insect pest Management in selected rice irrigation schemes in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 14(15):698-704

Moses Isabirye, Herwig Leirs, Apia W. Massawe, Mashaka E. Mdangi, David Kifumba and Loth S. Mulungu.  2019. Application of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) to forecast rodent population abundance in smallholder agro-ecosystems in semi-arid areas in Tanzania. Mammalia DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2018-0175

Mulungu, L.S., Mchukya, B., L. Mnyone (2019) Trap barrier system (TBS) as a new tool for rodent pest management in irrigated rice in Africa. BOOK Chapter. Pests – Insects, Management, Control. ISBN 978-953-51-7012-9.

Bram Vanden Broecke, Joachim Mariën, Christopher Andrew Sabuni, Ladslaus Mnyone, Apia W Massawe, Erik Matthysen, Herwig Leirs  (2019). Relationship between population density and viral infection: A role for personality? Ecology and evolution. 9(18): 10213-10224

Broecke BV; Mariën J, Sabuni CA, Mnyone Ladslaus L, Massawe AP, Matthysen E, Leirs H: Relationship between population density and viral infection: A role for personality? Ecology and Evolution 2019, 9:10213–

Davis J.Chidodo, Didas N. Kimaro, Proches Hieronimo, Rhodes H. Makundi,Emmanuel C.M. Mlyashimbi, Bram Vanden Broecke, Joachim Marien, Didas N. Kimaro, Akwilin J.P. Tarimo, Robert S. Machang’u, Moses Isabirye, Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe, Proches Hieronimo, David Kifumba, Herwig Leirs, Mashaka E. Mdangi, Steven R. Belmain, Loth S. Mulungu 2019. Soil type influences population dynamics and survival of the Multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis) in semi-arid areas in Tanzania. Crop Protection 124 https://doi. org/10.1016/j.cropro.2019.05.023.

Georgies F Mgode, Maulid M Japhary, Ginethon G Mhamphi, Ireen Kiwelu, Ivan Athaide, Robert S Machang’u (2019). Leptospirosis in sugarcane plantation and fishing communities in Kagera northwestern Tanzania PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 13(5): e0007225

Jan Petružela, Josef Bryja, Anna Bryjová, Abdul Katakweba, Christopher Sabuni, Stuart JE Baird, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq (2019). Evolutionary history of Pneumocystis fungi in their African rodent hosts.  Infection, Genetics and Evolution75: 103934

Jeremiah N Ngugi, Eric M Fèvre, Georgies F Mgode, Mark Obonyo, Ginethon G Mhamphi, Christina A Otieno, Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook (2019). Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of leptospirosis in slaughter pigs; a neglected public health risk, western Kenya. BMC veterinary research 15(1): 1-11

Lusana, M.S., Tarimo, A.J.P. and Mulungu, L.S. (2019). Abundance and composition of cotton insect species in the western cotton growing area (WCGA) in Tanzania. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 7(6): 1087-1092

Mayamba, A.; R. M. Byamungu; R.H. Makundi; D.N. Kimaro; M. Isabirye; A.W. Massawe; D. Kifumba; A. Nakiyemba; H. Leirs; M. E. Mdangi; B. E. Isabirye and L.S. Mulungu (2019) Species Composition and Community Structure of Small Pest Rodents (Muridae) in Cultivated and Fallow Fields in Maize Growing Areas in Eastern Uganda. Ecology and Evolution. 9(13)7849-7860

Mlyashimbi E.C.M., B. Vanden Broecke, J. Mariën3, D.N. Kimaro, A.J.P. Tarimo, R.S. Machang’u, M. Isabirye, R.H. Makundi A.W. Massawe, P. Hieronimo, D. Kifumba, H. Leirs, M.E. Mdangi, S.R. Belmain, L.S. Mulungu (2019) Influences of soil types on the population dynamics and survival of Multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis, Smith 1832) in semi-arid areas in Tanzania. Crop Protection, 124:104829.

Mulungu LS, Mchukya BM,Mnyone Ladslaus L: Trap barrier system (TBS) as a new tool for rodent pest management in irrigated rice in Africa. Intech Science, 2019

Ole Eigenbrod, Karlien Y Debus, Jane Reznick, Nigel C Bennett, Oscar Sánchez-Carranza, Damir Omerbašić, Daniel W Hart, Alison J Barker, Wei Zhong, Heike Lutermann, Jestina V Katandukila, Georgies Mgode, Thomas J Park, Gary R Lewin (2019). Rapid molecular evolution of pain insensitivity in multiple African rodents. Science 364(6443): 852-859

Sacha Vignieri, Wei Wong, Julia Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink, Kelly LaMarco, Kollen Post, Pamela J Hines, Ian S Osborne, Brent Grocholski, Caroline Ash, Steve Mao, H Jesse Smith (2019) How the mole-rat lost its pain. Science 364(6443): 846-846



Claus Thomas, Abdul Katakweba, Apia W. Massawe, Rodes H. Makundi, Robert S. Machangu and Stella Kessy. 2020 Prevalence of Rickettsia typhi in rodent fleas from areas with and without previous history of plague in Mbulu district, Tanzania. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol.14(2), pp. 65-70

Natasha L. CONSTANT, Lourens H. SWANEPOEL, Samual T. WILLIAMS, Voahangy SOARIMALALA, Steven M. GOODMAN, Apia W. MASSAWE, Loth S. MULUNGU, Rhodes H. MAKUNDI, Mashaka E. MDANGI, Peter J. TAYLOR and Steven R. BELMAIN (2020) Comparative assessment on rodent impacts and cultural perceptions of ecologically based rodent management in 3 Afro-Malagasy farming regions. Integrative Zoology; 0: 1–17. doi: 10.1111/1749-4877.12447

Kiros Welegerima, Tsegazeabe H. Haileselassie, Brhane Gebre, Dawit Kidane, Apia W. Massawe, Nsajigwa Emmanuel Mbije,Yonas Meheretu,  Rhodes H. Makundi 2020. Relative abundance and microhabitat use of three rodent species in crop fields and bush land in Ethiopia. Journal of Vertebrate Biology 69(2): 1-12 (

James SSUUNA, Rhodes H. MAKUNDI, Moses ISABIRYE, Christopher A. SABUNI , Waswa S. BABYESIZA and Loth S. MULUNGU (2020) Rodent species composition, relative abundance, and habitat association in the Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda Journal of Vertebrate Biology 69(2):  (DOI: 10.25225/jvb.20021)

Chidodo D.J., D.N. Kimaro, P.Hieronimo, R.H. Makundi, M. Isabirye, H. Leirs, A.W. Massawe, M.E. Mdangi, D. Kifumba and L.S. Mulungu (2020) Application of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to forecast rodent population abundance  in smallholder agro-ecosystems in Semi-arid areas in Tanzania. Mammalia.

Joachim Mariën, Benny Borremans, Christophe Verhaeren, Lucinda Kirkpatrick, Sophie Gryseels, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Stephan Günther, Christopher A Sabuni, Apia W Massawe, Jonas Reijniers, Herwig Leirs. (2020). Density dependence and persistence of Morogoro arenavirus transmission in a fluctuating population of its reservoir host, Journal of Animal Ecology 89(2):506-518

Mlyashimbi E.C.M., B. Vanden Broecke, J. Mariën, D.N. Kimaro, A.J.P. Tarimo, R.S. Machang’u, M. Isabirye, R.H. Makundi A.W. Massawe, P. Hieronimo, D. Kifumba, H. Leirs, M.E. Mdangi, S.R. Belmain, L.S. Mulungu (2020) Home ranges, sex ratio and recruitment of the Multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis) in semi-arid areas in Tanzania. Mammalia 84(4):

Mayamba, A; B. Vanden Broecke; H. Leirs; B.E. Isabirye, R.M. Byamungu; A. Nakiyemba; M. Isabirye; D. Kifumba; A. W. Massawe; D. N. Kimaro; M. E. Mdangi and L.S. Mulungu (2020). Fitness of the pestiferous small rodent; Mastomys natalensis in an agroecosystem in Mayuge district, Lake Victoria crescents Uganda. Mammalia, 84(4):

Mlyashimbi, E. C. M; D. N. Kimaro; A. J. P. Tarimo; R. S. Machang’u; Isabirye, M.; R. H. Makundi; D. Kifumba; H. Leirs; A. W. Massawe; M. E. Mdangi; S. R. Belmain and L. S. Mulungu (2020) Pre-harvest loss assessment of maize crop in semi-arid areas in Tanzania due to rodent pests. African Journal of Agricultural Research

Laura N. Cuypers, Stuart J.E. Baird, Alexandra Hánová, Tatjana Locus, Abdul S. Katakweba, Sophie Gryseels, Josef Bryja, Herwig Leirs and Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq (2020). Three arenaviruses in three subspecific Natal multimammate mouse taxa in Tanzania: same host specificity, but different spatial genetic structure? Microbiology, 49/3: 1157–61. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01891-10

Aikambe JN, Mnyone LL. Retrospective Analysis of Malaria Cases in a potentially High Endemic Area of Morogoro Rural District, Eastern Tanzania. Research and Report in Tropical Medicine. 2020; 11:37-44

Bram Vanden Broecke, Aurelia Bongers, Mnyone Ladslaus L, Erik Matthysen, Herwig Leirs, Nonlinear maternal effects on personality in a rodent species with fluctuating densities, Current Zoology, zoaa032.

Mwalilino JK, Kyando I, BS Kilonzo, Mnyone LL, Mulungu LS. Health risks assessment for paddy rice farmers during rice crop production in Eastern Tanzania. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies2020;8(3):1608-1615.

Kessy ST, Nyundo BA, Mnyone LL, Lyimo IN. The Use of Granular Cyclopentanone as Alternative to Artificial Source of Carbon Dioxide in Improved Passive Outdoor Host Seeking Device (POHD). Scientific World Journal. 2020; 2020:7620389. doi:10.1155/2020/7620389.

Kessy ST, Nyundo BA, Mnyone LL, & Lyimo IN. Semifield Evaluation of Improved Passive Outdoor Host Seeking Device (POHD) for Outdoor Control of Anopheles arabiensis Mosquitoes. The Scientific World Journal. 2020.

Rugalema GP, Mnyone LL. Malpractices in the use of agro-veterinary pesticides in plague endemic foci in Tanzania: Potential risk for development of insecticide resistance in flea vectors. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2020; 8(4):1665-1671.

Kessy ST, Mnyone LL, Nyundo BA, Lyimo IN. Passive Outdoor Host Seeking Device (POHD): Designing and Evaluation against Outdoor Biting Malaria Vectors. Scientific World Journal. 2020; 2020: doi:10.1155/2020/4801068.

Mnyone LL, Aikambe JN. Composition and abundance of malaria vectors and demographic risk factors in a high endemic area of rural eastern Tanzania. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2020;8(4):1650-1656.

Ngumbi AF, Mnyone LL. Molecular characterization of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant strains of Trypanosoma congolense isolated from Tanzania. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2020;8(4):1754-1759.

Ngumbi Anna F and Mnyone Ladslaus L: Morphological appearance (morphometry) of trypanosomes in relation to drug sensitivity:comparative studies between drug-sensitive and drug-resistant Trypanosoma congolense strain in murine and bovine model. Of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2020; 8(4):1860-1866.

Brown, P.R.; Singleton, G.R.; Belmain, S.R.; Nyo Me Itwe; Mulungu, L.S.; Mdangi, M.; Cavia, R. (Accepted) Advances in understanding rodent pests affecting cereal grains. In: Advances in postharvest management of cereals and grains (ed. Dirk Maier). Francis Dodds, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

James Ssuuna, Rhodes H Makundi, Moses Isabirye, Christopher A Sabuni, Waswa S Babyesiza, Loth S Mulungu (2020). Rodent species composition, relative abundance, and habitat association in the Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda. Journal of Vertebrate Biology (69(2):20021-1

Stanley S Nyirenda, Bernard M Hang’ombe, Evans Mulenga, Robert S Machang’u, Bukheti S Kilonzo, Edwin Sianzinda, Patrick Chanda (2020). Biodiversity and distribution of flea (Siphonaptera), rodent (Rodentia), and Crocidura (Insectivora) species associated with plague epidemiology in eastern. Zambia. Journal of Zoonotic Diseases. 4(4): 21-35

Fiebig L, Beyene N, Burny R, et al. From pests to tests: training rats to diagnosetuberculosis. Eur Respir J 2020; 55: 1902243 []

Atherstone, C., Mgode, G. F., Dhand, N. K., Alonso, S., Grace, D., Ward, M. P., & Mor, S. M. (2020). Selected Endemic Zoonoses in Pigs Presenting for Slaughter in Kampala, Uganda. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 103(6), 2552–2560.


Alex Mayamba, Robert Modest Byamungu, Herwig Leirs, Isabirye Moses, Rhodes H Makundi, Didas N Kimaro, Apia W Massawe, David Kifumba, Alice Nakiyemba, Mshaka E Mdangi, Brian E Isabirye & Loth S Mulungu  (2021). Population and breeding patterns of the pest rodent: Mastomys natalensis in a maize dominated agroecosystem in Lake Victoria crescent zone, Eastern Uganda. African Zoology, 56(1): 76–84.

Bram Vanden Broecke, Aurelia Bongers, Ladslaus Mnyone, Erik Matthysen, Herwig Leirs (2021). Nonlin ear maternal effects on personality in a rodent species with fluctuating densities, Current Zoology, Volume 67, (1):1–9,

Bram Vanden Broecke, Lisse Bernaerts, Alexis Ribas, Vincent Sluydts, Ladslaus Mnyone, Erik Matthysen, Herwig Leirs (2021). Linking Behavior, Co-infection Patterns, and Viral Infection Risk with the Whole Gastrointestinal Helminth Community Structure in Mastomys natalensis. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 912

Bram Vanden Broecke, Vincent Sluydts, Joachim Mariën, Christopher Andrew Sabuni, Apia W Massawe, Erik Matthysen, Herwig Leirs (2021). The effects of personality on survival and trappability in a wild mouse during a population cycle Oecologia. 195(4): 901=913

Georgies Mgode, Dickens Bwana, Christophe Cox, Shelly Batra, Charles Richter, Lena Fiebig (2021). Monitoring Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Adherence Using eCompliance Digital Tool by Community Healthcare Workers. Book Digital Literacy and Socio-Cultural Acceptance of ICT in Developing Countries pp 231-241

Jahashi Saidi Nzalawahe, Erick VG Komba, Athumani Msalale Lupindu, Adrian Evance Materu, Abdul S Katakweba, Ladslaus L Mnyone (2021). Canine Ehrlichiosis in Africa: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Control. In Combating and Controlling Nagana and Tick-Borne Diseases in Livestock pp 288-310. IGI Global Publisher

Joan Jonathan, Camilius Sanga, Magesa Mwita, Georgies Mgode (2021). Visual Analytics of Tuberculosis Detection Rat Performance. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 13:2

Loth S. Mulungu (2021) Rodents. Edited by Loth S. Mulungu. Sokoine University of Agriculture. Intech Open

Lucinda Kirkpatrick, Ivan Hererra-Olivares, Christopher Sabuni, Apia Massawe, Herwig Leirs, Rafael Berkvens, Maarten Weyn (2021).ProxLogs: Miniaturised proximity loggers for monitoring association behaviour in small mammals. BioRxiv

Magda Bletsa, Bram Vrancken , Sophie Gryseels, Ine Boonen, Antonios Fikatas, Yiqiao Li, Anne Laudisoit, Sebastian Lequime, Josef Bryja, Rhodes Makundi, Yonas Meheretu, Benjamin Dudu Akaibe, Sylvestre Gambalemoke Mbalitini, Frederik Van de Perre, Natalie Van Houtte, Jana Teˇsˇ´ıkova , Elke Wollants, Marc Van Ranst, Oliver G. Pybus, Jan Felix Drexler, Erik Verheyen, Herwig Leirs, Joelle Gouy de Bellocq and Philippe Lemey 2021. Molecular detection and genomic characterisation of diverse hepaciviruses in African rodents. Virus Evolution. DOI: 10.1093/ve/veab036

Msemwa, B.; Mirambo,M.M.; Silago, V.; Samson, J.M.; Majid,K.S.; Mhamphi, G.; Genchwere, J.;Mwakabumbe, S.S.; Mngumi, E.B.;Mgode, G.; et al. Existence of SimilarLeptospira Serovars among Dog Keepers and Their Respective Dogs in Mwanza, Tanzania, the Need for aOne Health Approach to Control Measures. Pathogens 2021, 10, 609.

Mrtin, Martin J., Yueming Li, Li Ma, Yi Feng, and Zhiqiang Lu. 2021. “Fight or Flight? Alternative Defense of the Pea Aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum on Different Host Plants” Insects 12, no. 7: 614.

Mwajabu Selemani, Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe, Ginethon Mhamphi, Loth S. Mulungu and Steven Belmain (2021). Impact of Contraceptive hormones on the reproductive potential of male and female Commensal black rats (Rattus rattus). Integrative zoology.

Olaoluwa John Ademola, Bram Vanden Broecke, Herwig Leirs , Loth S. Mulungu , Apia W. Massawe and Rhodes H. Makundi  (2021). Effects of forest disturbance on the fitness of an endemic rodent in a biodiversity hotspot. Ecology and Evolution.  DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7214

Philbert Balichene Madoshi, Shuli Nkalango Mitemi, Abdul Ahmed Selemani Katakweba. Occurrences of Antimicrobial Resistance in Escherichia coli Isolated from Intestinal Faecal Contents of Covurs splendens (Indian Crow). Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2021, pp. 42-46. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20210603.11

Sonola, V.S.; Katakweba,A.S.; Misinzo, G.; Matee, M.I.N.Occurrence of Multi-Drug-Resistant Escherichia coli in Chickens, Humans, Rodents and Household Soil inKaratu, Northern Tanzania. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 1137.

Zhiqiang Lu Martin John Martin, Zuqing Hu (2021) Effects of host plants on the growth, reproduction, and defense in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum Current Chinese Science. 1


Nyoni Hamis Salum, Katakweba Abdul (2022). Prevalence of Subclinical Mastitis from Milking Dairy Goat Species Reared in Different Climatic Conditions in Morogoro Region. Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2022, pp. 12-17. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20220701.13.

Aenea Saanya, Apia Massawe & Rhodes Makundi (2022) Small mammal species diversity and distribution in the Selous ecosystem, Tanzania, African Zoology, 57:1, 20-31, DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2022.2034040

Ademola, Olaoluwa John, Massawe, Apia W., Mulungu, Loth S., Hieronimo, Proches, Makonda, Fortunatus B. S. and Makundi, Rhodes H (2022) “Habitat type impacts small mammal diversity in the Ukaguru Mountains, Tanzania” Mammalia, 86(2): 123-133.

Bram Vanden Broecke, Pamela June Tafompa, Lisse Bernaerts, Alexis Ribas Salvador, Ladslaus L Mnyone, Loth Mulungu, Herwig Leirs (2022). Host related factors determine co-occurrence patterns between pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, and helminths in populations of the multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis. bioRxiv preprint doi:

Sonola, V.S.; Katakweba, A.; Misinzo, G.; Matee, M.I (2022). Molecular Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Virulence Factors in Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli Isolated from Rodents, Humans, Chicken, and Household Soils in Karatu, Northern Tanzania. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 19, 5388. ijerph19095388

A.A. S Katakweba and J.E Olsen (2022). Quantification of antibiotic resistance genes in wildlife ungulates in Ngorongoro Conservation area and Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal Vol. 36 (2): 1-10

Lidia A. Munuo1, Abdul A. S. Katakweba, Beatus M. Lyimo3 and Amandus P. Muhairwa (2022) Prevalence, characterization and antimicrobial resistance profiles of Salmonella isolates from healthy broiler and free-range chickens in Morogoro, Tanzania Tanzania Journal of Health Research Volume 23, Number 1


Faith Ngwewa, George Kasali, Ernatus M. Mkupasi, and Abdul A. S. Katakweba (2022) “Effects of Heavy Metals on Bacterial Growth, Biochemical Properties and Antimicrobial Susceptibility.” Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology, vol. 10, no. 1 (2022): 9-16. doi: 10.12691/jaem-10-1-2

Gebrezgiher, G.B.; Makundi, R.H.; Meheretu, Y.; Mulungu, L.S.; Katakweba, A.A.S (2022) A Decade-Long Change in the Elevational Distribution of Non-Volant Small Mammals on Mount Meru, Tanzania. Diversity 2022, 14, 454. 10.3390/d1406045

Samiji, A. M, A.S. Katakweba and E.C. Phiri (2022) Trypanosomes Infection in Rodents and their Zoonotic Potential from Ruaha Ward in Kilosa District, Tanzania. Proceedings of the 2nd SUA Scientific Conference held at SUA from 25th to 26th, 126-133.

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