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Ndenum Suzzy Shitta

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Postdoctoral Associate

PhD Plant Breeding (2022), Jimma University

MSc Botany/Plant Genetic and Molecular Biology, University of Ibadan


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Grant and Scholarship Award

International Foundation for Science (IFS) grant number 1-3-C-6531-1 (Principal Investigator)  Awarded $14500 research funding (2020).

Mobreed Intra-Africa Mobility Program of the European Union. Received full funding for PhD study (2018 - 2022)

Global Crop Trust Funding/ International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). MSc Research Fellowship

Journal Articles

  • Ndenum Suzzy Shitta, Nnanna Unachukwu, Alex Chukwudi Edemodu, Abush Tesfaye Abebe, Happiness O. Oselebe. Wosene Gebreselassie Abtew (2022) Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of An African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) Collection from IITA GenBank. Scientific Reports 12, 4437 D0I:10.1038/s41598-022-08271-4


  • Ndenum Suzzy Shitta, Noel Ndlovu, Wosene Gebreselassie Abtew, Happiness O Oselebe, Alex Chukwudi Edemodu, and Abush Tesfaye Abebe (2021) Morphological characterization and genotypic identity of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa Hochst ex. A. Rich Harms) germplasm from diverse ecological zones. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and utilization 1-9 DOI: 10.1017/S1479262121000095


  • Ndenum Suzzy Shitta, Abush Tesfaye Abebe, Happiness Oselebe O, Alex Chukwudi Edemodu, Emmanuel Oladeji Alamu, Michael T Abberton, Bussie Maziya-Dixon, Michael Adesokan, Berhanu Fenta, Wosene Gebreselassie Abtew (2022) Evaluation of 93 Accessions of African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) Grown in Ethiopia for Physical, Nutritional, Anti-nutritional, and Cooking Properties. Hindawi Journal of Food Quality Article ID 8386258 DOI:10.1155/2022/8386258


  • Ndenum Suzzy Shitta, Michael T. Abberton, Adenubi I. Adesoye, Daniel B. Adewale, and Olaniyi Oyatomi (2015) Analysis of genetic diversity of African yam bean using SSR markers derived from cowpea. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and utilization 14: 1- 50-56. DOI:10.1017/S1479262115000064

Chapters in Book

  • Ndenum Suzzy Shitta, Alex Chukwudi Edemodu, Abush Abebe Tesfaye, Abtew Wosene Gebreselassie (2021) A Review on the Cooking Attributes of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa). In J.C. Jimenez-Lopez & A. Clemente (Eds.) Legumes Research IntechOpen. DOI:


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