Josphert N. Kimatu

South Eastern Kenya University

Prof. Josphert Ngui Kimatu is an associate professor in the School of Sciences and Computing, Department of Life Science, South Eastern Kenya University. He has a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Epigenetics from Northeast Normal University (NENU), Changchun City, China, and an MPhil in Forestry Pathology and a bachelor’s degree in Botany and Zoology, both from Moi University, Kenya. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Maseno University, Kenya. Dr. Kimatu was trained in post-harvest management in maize, legumes, and rice via a four-module certificate course at Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Sydney University, Australia; and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He also has a certificate in molecular diagnostics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Kimatu obtained a training certificate in integrated pest management and pesticide safety (IPM) from Soybean Innovation Lab in 2020 and a training certificate on COVID-19 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Recent human migrations, technological advances, agricultural activities, and climate change-induced phenomenon have forced plants to increasingly adapt to new environments. This book highlights current morphological, anatomical, physiological, molecular, and genomic advances in plant defense mechanisms. These advances, including epigenetic mechanisms, have been linked to observed phenotypic plant plasticity. Researchers have found intriguing plant interactions and novel mechanisms, which have increased our understanding of how sessile plants adapt to and thrive in challenging environments. The studies in this book consider the resilience and sustainability of plant genomes and epigenomes and the role they will play in the next generation of food systems.

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