University of Cape Coast

I joined UCC in 2010 as a Research Assistant with the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, CANS. I graduated with a BSc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UCC, and an MPhil in Nuclear Agriculture (Mutation Breeding and Plant Biotechnology, Option) from the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana. I had a Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology (Molecular Plant Virology, Major) from Shandong Agricultural University, P.R. China. I am currently a lecturer in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Cape Coast. 

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Virology, Plant Physiology

Research Publications

1. Kumi, F., Van der-Puije, G., Tettey, C. & Lamptey, J.N.L. (2016). Incidence and severity of Citrus tristeza virus in Abura-Asebu- Kwamankese District, Ghana. RUFORUM Working Document Series (ISSN 1607-9345) No. 14 (1): 635-642.

2. Acheampong, S., Tettey, C. K., Otwe, P.E., Galyuon, I.K.A. & Asare, A.T. (2016). Optimization of hormone Concentrations for Micropropagation of MD2 Pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merr.) in vitro. 3rd University of Cape Coast and University of Ilorin joint International Conference Proceedings, University of Cape Coast Press, pp 224-234.

3. Tettey, C. K. (2017). Characterisation And Determination Of Virus Resistance Among Cowpea [Vigna Unguiculata (L.) Walp.] Genotypes (Masters dissertation, University of Ghana).

4. Tettey, C. K., Asare-Bediako, E., Asare, T. A., & Amoatey, H. (2018). Phenotypic screening of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) genotypes for resistance to cowpea viral diseases. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 18(2),13502-13524.

5.Yokamo, S., Xiaoqiang, J., Gurmu, F., Tettey, C., & Jiang, R. (2022). Cereal production trends, nutrient use efficiency and its management practices in agriculture: A review. Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science, 7(1), 114-20, 

6. TETTEY Carlos Kwesi*, YAN Zhi-yong*, MA Hua-yu, ZHAO Mei-sheng, GENG Chao, TIAN Yan-ping#, LI Xiang-dong#. Tomato mottle mosaic virus: characterization, resistance gene effectiveness, and quintuplex RT-PCR detection system. Journal of Integrated Agriculture, under review

7. Yan Zhi-Yong, Ma Hua-Yu, Wang Lu, Tettey Carlos, Zhao Mei-Sheng, Geng Chao, Tian Yan-Ping*, Li Xiang-Dong*. Identification of genetic determinants of tomato brown rugose fruit virus that enable infection of plants harboring Tm-22 resistance gene. Molecular Plant Pathology, 2021, Published online Aug. 13, 2021 DOI 10.1111/mpp.13115(

8. Cheng De-Jie, Xu Xiao-Jie, Yan Zhi-Yong, Tettey Carlos Kwesi, Fang Le, Yang Guang-Ling, Geng Chao, Tian Yan-Ping†(senior author), Li Xiang-Dong*. The chloroplast ribosomal protein large subunit 1 interacts with viral polymerase and promotes virus infection. Plant Physiology, 2021, 187(1): 174-186