Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie
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Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie

Associate Professor
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Microbiology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

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Biography

Dr. Muleta D. is currently working in institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University. He obtained his PhD in Microbiology in 2007 from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden. He has over 17 years of experiences in research and other development oriented activities besides teaching at Universities. He served effectively as Head, Department of Biology, Jimma University for two years and also involved in various institutional activities. He has been advising several M.Sc and two PhD students and contributed much in capacity building of the Universities. Since April 2013, he has been serving as a Vice President to Biological Society of Ethiopia with over 600 active members. Dr. Muleta has published more than 20 Journal articles in nationally and internationally renowned Journals. In addition, he has published several book chapters in Springer and Nova Sc. Publishers. He has participated in numerous national and international short term trainings since 2002. He has also been serving as a member of editorial board and reviewer to different national and international Journal publishers.

Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
100%
Microbiology
62%
Biotechnology
90%
Mycology
75%
Microbial Ecology
55%

Research Publications in Numbers

Books
0
Chapters
5
Articles
56
Abstracts
1

Selected Publications

  1. Zerabruk, K., N. Retta, D. Muleta and A.T. Tefera, 2019. Assessment of microbiological safety and quality of minced meat and meat contact surfaces in selected butcher shops of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. J. Food Qual., Vol. 2019. 10.1155/2019/3902690.
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  2. Tadesse, B.T., A.B. Abera, A.T. Sisaye, D.M. Yadeta, Z.T. Alemu and G. Wessel, 2019. Molecular characterization of fermenting yeast species from fermenting Teff dough during preparation of Injera using ITS DNA sequence. Int. J. Food Sci., Vol. 2019. 10.1155/2019/1291863.
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  3. Robi, A.G., N. Megersa, T. Mehari, D. Muleta and Y.M. Kim, 2019. Phytochemical composition and antioxidant property of mandillo, Crassocephalum macropappum (Sch.Bip. ex. A.Rich.) S.Moore. Prev. Nutr. Food Sci., 24: 197-201.
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  4. Mulaw, G., D. Muleta, T. Sisay and A.T. Tefera, 2019. In vitro evaluation of probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from some traditionally fermented Ethiopian food products. Int. J. Microbiol., Vol. 2019. 10.1155/2019/7179514.
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  5. Getahun, A., D. Muleta, F. Assefa and S. Kiros, 2019. Field Application of Rhizobial Inoculants in Enhancing Faba Bean Production in Acidic Soils: An Innovative Strategy to Improve Crop Productivity. In: Salt Stress, Microbes and Plant Interactions: Causes and Solution, Akhtar, M. (Eds.)., Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-13-8800-2, pp: 147-180.
  6. Gebreslassie, E.B., A.T. Tefera, D. Muleta, S.K. Fantaye and G.M. Wessel, 2019. Optimization of the cultivation conditions of indigenous wild yeasts and evaluation of their leavening capacity. Int. J. Sci., 8: 15-23.
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  7. Alemu, K., G. Adugna, F. Lemessa and D. Muleta, 2019. Induction of systemic resistance in arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) against coffee berry disease (Colletotrichum kahawae Waller & Bridge) mediated through plant defense activator. Int. J. Pest Manage., 65: 313-323.
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  8. Tilahun, B., E. Kassaye, G. Abera, A. Tesfaye, D. Muleta, A. Bahiru and Z. Terefework, 2018. Biolog identification of fermenting yeasts from fermented teff (Eragrostis teff (Zucc.)) Dough. Asian J. Biol., 5: 1-7.
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  9. Tilahun, B., A. Tesfaye, D. Muleta, Z. Terefework, A. Bahiru and G. Wessel, 2018. Isolation and molecular identification of lactic acid bacteria using 16s rRNA genes from fermented Teff (Eragrostis tef (Zucc.)) dough. Int. J. Food Sci. Vol 2018. 10.1155/2018/8510620.
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  10. Teferi, D., G. Adugna and D. Muleta, 2018. Reactions of Arabica coffee (Coffea Arabica L.) germplasm to Gibberella xylarioides Heim & Saccas. Int. J. Agric. Biosci., 7: 112-116.
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  11. Tamiru, G. and D. Muleta, 2018. The effect of rhizobia isolates against black root rot disease of faba bean (Vicia faba L) caused by Fusarium solani. Open Agric. J., 12: 131-147.
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  12. Oljira, T., D. Muleta and M. Jida, 2018. Potential applications of some indigenous bacteria isolated from polluted areas in the treatment of brewery effluents. Biotechnol. Res. Int., Vol. 2018. 10.1155/2018/9745198.
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  13. Muleta, D., 2017. Legume Response to Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculation in Sustainable Agriculture. In: Microbes for Legume Improvement, Khan, M.S., A. Zaidi and J. Musarrat (Eds.). Springer, New York, ISBN: 978-3-319-59174-2, pp 227-260.
  14. Getahun, A., D. Muleta, F. Assefa and S. Kiros, 2017. The Effect of Climate Change on the Distribution and Diversity of Soil Microorganisms and their Adaptation Mechanisms. In: Advances in Environmental Research, Volume 53, Daniels, J.A. (Ed.). Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, ISBN: 978-1-53610-483-7, pp: 29-94.
  15. Getahun, A., A. Tesfaye and D. Muleta, 2017. Investigation of the potential benefits and risks of probiotics and prebiotics and their synergy in fermented foods. Singapore J. Chem. Biol., 6: 1-16.
  16. Weldezgina, D. and D. Muleta, 2016. Bacteriological contaminants of some fresh vegetables irrigated with Awetu river in Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia. Adv. Biol. 10.1155/2016/1526764.
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  17. Elias, F., D. Woyessa and D. Muleta, 2016. Phosphate solubilization potential of rhizosphere fungi isolated from plants in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Int. J. Microbiol. 10.1155/2016/5472601.
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  18. Elias, F., D. Muleta and D. Woyessa, 2016. Effects of phosphate solubilizing fungi on growth and yield of haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plants. J. Agric. Sci., 8: 204-218.
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  19. Alemu, K., G. Adugna, F. Lemessa and D. Muleta, 2016. Current status of coffee berry disease (Colletotrichum kahawae Waller & Bridge) in Ethiopia. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 49: 421-433.
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  20. Mohammed, S. and D. Muleta, 2015. Microbial dynamics during composting of coffee waste (husk) in Jimma, Southwestern Ethiopia. World J. Pharmaceut. Res., 4: 206-227.
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  21. Desissa, B., D. Muleta and D. Abate, 2015. Isolation and characterization of some dominant yeast strains for ethanol production from coffee (Coffea Arabica L.) wastes. Ethiopian J. Biol. Sci., 14: 171-184.
  22. De Beenhouwer, M., M. van Geel, T. Ceulemans, D. Muleta, B. Lievens and O. Honnay, 2015. Changing soil characteristics alter the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi communities of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) in Ethiopia across a management intensity gradient. Soil Biol. Biochem., 91: 133-139.
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  23. De Beenhouwer, M., D. Muleta, B. Peeters, M. van Geel, B. Lievens and O. Honnay, 2015. DNA pyrosequencing evidence for large diversity differences between natural and managed coffee mycorrhizal fungal communities. Agron. Sustain. Dev., 35: 241-249.
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  24. Mohammed, S., D. Muleta and A. Abate, 2014. Bioconversion of coffee husk for oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostereatus) cultivation in Jimma. Int. J. Microbiol. Immunol. Res., 2: 75-91.
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  25. Birhanu, S,, M.S. Akhtar and D. Muleta, 2014. Management of post-harvest fruit spoilage fungi by some potential spice extracts. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 47: 2124-2140.
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  26. Tiru, M., D. Muleta, G. Berecha and G. Adugna, 2013. Antagonistic effects of rhizobacteria against coffee wilt disease caused by Gibberella xylarioides. Asian J. Plant Pathol., 7: 109-122.
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  27. Tesemma, M., L. Adane, Y. Tariku, D. Muleta and S. Demise, 2013. Isolation of compounds from acetone extract of root wood of Moringa stenopetala and evaluation of their antibacterial activities. Res. J. Med. Plants, 7: 32-47.
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  28. Teferi, Y., M. Diriba and W. Delelegn, 2013. Mushroom consumption habits of Wacha Kebele residents, Southwestern Ethiopia. Global Res. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 4: 6-16.
  29. Muleta, D., F. Assefa, E. Borjesson and U. Granhall, 2013. Phosphate-solubilising rhizobacteria associated with Coffea arabica L. in natural coffee forests of Southwestern Ethiopia. J. Saudi Soc. Agric. Sci., 12: 73-84.
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  30. Muhammed, W., D. Muleta, Y. Deneke, A. Gashaw and M. Bitew, 2013. Studies on occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes and other species in milk and milk products in retail market of Jimma Town, Ethiopia. Asian J. Dairy Food Res., 32: 35-39.
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  31. Gume, B., D. Muleta and D. Abate, 2013. Evaluation of locally available substrates for cultivation of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Jimma, Ethiopia. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 7: 2228-2237.
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  32. Fentahun, M., M.S. Akhtar, D. Muleta and F. Limmese, 2013. Isolation and characterization of nitrogen deficit Rhizobium isolates and their effect on growth of haricot bean. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 46: 5942-5952.
  33. Demissie, S., G. Kebede, D. Muleta and A. Dabassa, 2013. Microbiological analysis of awetu river and the proteolytic and lipolytic activities of the microbial isolates. J. Med. Sci., 13: 141-145.
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  34. Demissie, S., D. Muleta and G. Berecha, 2013. Effect of phosphate solubilizing bacteria on seed germination and seedling growth of faba bean (Vicia faba L.). Int. J. Agric. Res., 8: 123-136.
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  35. Woldeyes, S., L. Adane, Y. Tariku, D. Muleta and T. Begashaw, 2012. Evaluation of antibacterial activities of compounds isolated from Sida rhombifolia Linn. (Malvaceae). Nat. Prod. Chem. Res., Vol. 1. 10.4172/2329-6836.1000101.
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  36. Muleta, D. and D. Woyessa, 2012. Importance of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Legume Production under Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils. In: Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Legumes and Bioremediation, Zaidi, A., P.A. Wani and M.S. Khan (Eds.). Chapter 13, Springer, Vienna, Austria, ISBN: 978-3-7091-0729-4, pp: 219-241.
  37. Muleta, D., F. Assefa, S. Nemomissa and U. Granhall, 2011. Socioeconomic benefits of shade trees in coffee production systems in Bonga and Yayuhurumu districts, Southwestern Ethiopia: Farmers' perceptions. Ethiop. J. Educ. Sci., 7: 39-55.
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  38. Arthurson, V., K. Hjort, D. Muleta, L. Jaderlund and U. Granhall, 2011. Effects on Glomus mosseae root colonization by Paenibacillus polymyxa and Paenibacillus brasilensis strains as related to soil P-availability in winter wheat. Applied Environ. Soil Sci., Vol. 2011. 10.1155/2011/298097.
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  39. Adane, L. and D. Muleta, 2011. Survey on usage of plastic bags, their disposal and adverse impacts on environment: A case study in jimma city, southwestern ethiopia. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci., 3: 234-248.
  40. Abera, A., F. Lemessa and D. Muleta, 2011. The antifungal activity of some medicinal plants against coffee berry disease caused by Colletotrichum kahawae. Int. J. Agric. Res., 6: 268-279.
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  41. Muleta, D., 2010. Legume Responses to Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculation in Sustainable Agriculture. In: Microbes for Legume Improvement, Khan, M.S., J. Musarrat and A. Zaidi (Eds.). Chapter 12, Springer, New York, USA., ISBN: 978-3-211-99752-9, pp: 293-323.
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  42. Mitchell, C., D. Belew, A. Debela, D. Muleta and S. Fikreyesus, 2010. “The farmer and her husband”: Engendering the curriculum in a faculty of agriculture in an Ethiopian university. Agenda, 24: 66-77.
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  43. Muleta, D., F. Assefa, K. Hjort, S. Roos and U. Granhall, 2009. Characterization of rhizobacteria isolated from wild Coffea arabica L. Eng. Life Sci., 9: 100-108.
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  44. Muleta, D., 2009. Phosphate Solubilizing Microbes: Potentials and Success in Greeenhouse and Field Applications. In: Phosphate Solubilizing Microbes for Crop Improvement, Khan, M.S. and A. Zaidi (Eds.)., Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, ISBN: 978-1-60876-112-8, pp: 281-308.
  45. Muleta, D., F. Assefa, S. Nemomissa and U. Granhall, 2008. Distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi spores in soils of smallholder agroforestry and monocultural coffee systems in southwestern Ethiopia. Biol. Fert. Soils, 44: 653-659.
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  46. Muleta, D., F. Assefa, S. Nemomissa and U. Granhall, 2007. Composition of coffee shade tree species and density of indigenous Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) spores in Bonga natural coffee forest, southwestern Ethiopia. For. Ecol. Manage., 241: 145-154.
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  47. Muleta, D., F. Assefa and U. Granhall, 2007. In vitro antagonism of rhizobacteria isolated from Coffea arabica L. against emerging fungal coffee pathogens. Eng. Life Sci., 7: 577-586.
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  48. Muleta, D., F. Assefa and U. Granhall, 2007. In vitro antagonism of rhizobacteria isolated from Coffea arabica L. against emerging fungal coffee pathogens. Proseedings of the First International DOM Symposium on Microbial Formulation, December 4-5, 2007, Uppsala, Sweden. -.
  49. Muleta, D., S. Gebre-Selassie and H. Nida, 2004. Isolation and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of bacterial pathogens causing otitis media in children in Jimma Hospital, Southwestern Ethiopia. Ethiopian J. Health Sci., 14: 89-100.
  50. Muleta, D. and M. Ashenafi, 2001. Salmonella, Shigella and growth potential of other food-born pathogens in Ethiopian street-vended foods. East Afr. Med. J., 78: 576-580.
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  51. Muleta, D. and M. Ashenafi, 2001. Bacteriological profile and holding temperatures of street-vended foods from Addis Ababa. Int. J. Environ. Health Res., 11: 95-105.
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  52. Muleta, D. and M. Ashenafi, 2000. Some street-vended foods from Addis Ababa: Microbiological and socio-economic descriptions. Ethiopian J. Health Sci., 10: 89-100.