Hossam El-Beltagi

Hossam El-Beltagi
King Faisal University · Department of Agricultural Biotechnology College of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Professor, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture Cairo University; Professor College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Agriculture Biotechnology Department, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

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Introduction
I have more than 90 publications there of peer-reviewed articles published in international journals (Food Chemistry, PLoS One, International journal of food science and nutrition, Radiation Physics And Chemistry, Physiological And Molecular Plant Pathology, Grasas y acetes, Gesunde Pflanzen, FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, journal of biotechnology, notulae botanicae horti agrobotanici cluj napoca and journal of medicinal plant research, ...). I am Associate Editor in Journal of Advanced Research (JAR) IF 5.04 the formal journal of Cairo University in Elsevier, I attended more than 25 international conferences and workshops. I teach 15 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I am member of more than 8 international scientific societies.
Additional affiliations
November 2014 - present
faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt
Position
  • Professor
July 2011 - July 2012
King Saud University
Position
  • Tranning Programe Manger, Vice-Rectorate for Graduate Studies and Research, SUDLS, King Saudi University, Riyadh
Description
  • Tranning Programe Manger
November 1997 - present
Cairo University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
October 1997 - July 2011
Cairo University
Field of study
  • Agriculture Biochemistry

Publications

Publications (179)
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Water stress is notably a critical environmental condition restricting plant growth and economic outputs in semi-arid and arid environments. In a pot experiment, we explored the potential function of α-tocopherol (α-toc) and/or ascorbic acid (AsA) on the agronomic and phys-io-biochemical features of oat grown in water-scarce conditions. Drought dur...
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Leaf samples from the symptomatic Solanum nigrum plants showing curling on leaf margins, leaf chlorosis, leaf crumpling and stunting in growth were collected during spring 2018. Subsequently, the standard procedures of total genomic DNA isolation, enrichment via rolling circle amplification, polymerase chain reaction, cloning and complete genome se...
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Monogenic lines, which carried 23 genes for blast resistance were tested and used donors to transfer resistance genes by crossing method. The results under blast nursery revealed that 9 genes from 23 genes were susceptible to highly susceptible under the three locations (Sakha, Gemmeza, and Zarzoura in Egypt); Pia, Pik, Pik-p, Piz-t, Pita, Pi b, Pi...
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Tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), poses severe threats to sustainable tomato production globally with a high capacity to develop resistance to pesticides. Recently, the management programs for this cosmopolitan pest have relied on combinations of chemical insecticides which exacerbate the problems of cross-resis...
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Radish is a root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that is grown and eaten all over the world. It is often consumed raw as a crisp salad vegetable with a strong flavor. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify the stimulating effect of different γ-rays dose levels (0.0, 10, 20, 40, and 80 Gy) on the quality properties of radish,in addition toits n...
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This research was carried out in order to demonstrate that mulching the ground helps to conserve water, because agricultural sustainability in dryland contexts is threatened by drought, heat stress, and the injudicious use of scarce water during the cropping season by minimizing surface evaporation. Improving soil moisture conservation is an ongoin...
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Acremonium wilt disease affects grain quality and reduces sorghum yield around the globe. The present study aimed to assess the efficacy of humic acid (HA)-coated Fe3O4 (Fe3O4/HA) nanoparticles (NPs) in controlling acremonium wilt disease and improving sorghum growth and yields. During the season 2019, twenty-one sorghum genotypes were screened to...
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Roasting is an important step in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) processing. The current research was undertaken to evaluate the oil content, fatty acid (FA) profiles, andphysicochemical characteristics of oil recovered from sesame roasted by different methods (cooker oven, stovetop pan, microwave, and electric frying pan). Roasting sesame seeds change...
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To explore the effects of triacontanol (TR) on drought tolerance of strawberry plants (cv Fertona), two field experiments were carried out to study the effects of three supplementary foliar TR rates (0, 0.5, and 1 ppm) under the following three levels of water irrigation: 11 m3/hectare (40% of water holding capacity (WHC) severe as a drought treatm...
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Drought is a major abiotic stress forced by the changing climate that affects plant production and soil structure and functions. A study was conducted to explore the impacts of ascorbic acid (AsA) and �-tocopherol (�-toc) on the agro-physiological attributes and antioxidant enzymes of chickpea grown in water deficit regions. The results of the soil...
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Marigold flowers have great importance in the horticultural sector as an ornamental plant that is used not only in flavoring of foods, but is also important in the pharmaceutical and medicinal industries. The current study was carried out in pots under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the response of marigold plants to foliar application of salicy...
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The biological function of bioactive compounds found in plant by-products has triggered expanded interest in recent years. This study aims to produce balady bread enriched with dietary fiber, mineral, and phenolic compounds by the addition of grape seeds powder (GSP) at different levels (5%, 10%, and 15% as a partial substitute for wheat flour). Th...
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One-third of all food produced for human use is discarded as waste, resulting in environmental pollution and impaired food security. Fruit peels have bioactive compounds that may be used as antimicrobials and antioxidants, and the use of fruit peels is considered an alternative way to reduce environmental problems and agro-industrial waste. The aim...
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Abstract: The importance of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) consumption has increased in recent years due to its significant amount of anticarcinogenic and antioxidant compounds, as well as its many vitamins. However, broccoli florets are a highly perishable product which rapidly senesce and turn yellow after harvest, resulting in losses...
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Salinity is a crucial problem which has affected crop productivity globally. Ascorbic acid is considered helpful against abiotic stresses due to its powerful antioxidant potential. In the pot experiment, salinity stress (0, 35, 70, and 105 mM) was applied to sweet peppers in split doses after 20 days of transplantation. To mitigate the adverse effe...
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Abiotic stress has a negative impact on plant physiology, influencing the overall growth and development of plant crops. Saline stress is one of the most serious environmental issues limiting crop plant production. Biofertilizers are reparative elements used in soil to increase tolerance to salinity and drought stress. We investigated the effect of...
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Batch adsorption experiments were carried out to study the removal of the toxic Methylene Blue Dye (MBD) from synthetic aqueous solutions using the nanoparticles form of Arthrospira platensis NIOF17/003. The adsorption capacity of the adsorbent for MBD was investigated using different amounts of A. platensis nanoparticles at different contact times...
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Since ancient times, seaweeds have been employed as source of highly bioactive secondary metabolites that could act as key medicinal components. Furthermore, research into the biological activity of certain seaweed compounds has progressed significantly, with an emphasis on their composition and application for human and animal nutrition. Seaweeds...
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Phytochemicals derived from agro-industrial waste materials could be employed as functional food additives and natural antioxidants to replace their synthetic counterparts, which are increasingly being rejected. The current study aims to assess total phenolic compound (TPC), flavonoids, betalain contents, and antiradical scavenging using DPPH and I...
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This study aimed to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of three natural antioxidants on sex hormone levels, enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant systems, and histological changes in the testes of male Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. A total of 210 male Nile tilapia were distributed into seven treatments (three replicates for...
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Cucumber production is considered a crucial problem under biotic and abiotic stress, particularly in arid and semi-arid zones. The current study investigated the impact of grafted cucumber plants on five cucurbit rootstocks under infection with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum alone and in combination with heat stress in two different location...
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Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is one of the widely used organophosphorus pesticides in agriculture activities and its presence in the aquatic environment has been broadly recorded. In the present study, we investigated the effect of CPF exposure on oxidative stress, innate immunity, sexual hormones, and DNA integrity of female African catfish, Clarias gariepi...
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Plants that produce bioactive chemicals provide a viable in vitro method for producing key nutraceutical substances, especially in the presence of appropriate elicitors. The goal of this study is to use elicitors in Hassawi rice cell suspension culture to enhance production of phenolic compounds. Salicylic acid (SA), yeast extract (YE), and pectin...
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The dried form of the brown seaweed Sargassum latifolium was tested for its ability to remove toxic Methylene Blue Dye (MBD) ions from aqueous synthetic solutions and industrial wastewater effluents. In a batch adsorption experiment, different initial concentrations of MBD (5, 10, 20, 30, and 40 mg L-1), sorbent dosages (0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3,...
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Recently, exogenous �-Lipoic acid (ALA) has been suggested to improve the tolerance of plants to a wide array of abiotic stresses. However, there is currently no definitive data on the role of ALA in wheat plants exposed to sodic alkaline stress. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate the effects of foliar application by ALA at 0 (distilled...
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Background: Anethole is the principle essential oil component of anise and fennel. Renal ischemia/reperfusion (RIR) is one of the utmost imperative reasons for acute kidney injury and often associated with high mortality rate. The aim of this study is to investigate the protective effect of anethole on RIR status, exploring the involved mechanisms...
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The production of in vitro banana transplants has become an important practice in the global banana production. Proper and enough nutrients are needed for banana production particularly during the acclimatization period. To avoid the environmental problem resulting from the chemical fertilizers, nanofertilizers of Se and Cu were separately applied...
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The production of in vitro banana transplants has become an important practice in the global banana production. Proper and enough nutrients are needed for banana production particularly during the acclimatization period. To avoid the environmental problem resulting from the chemical fertilizers, nanofertilizers of Se and Cu were separately applied...
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Traditionally, medicinal plants have long been used as a natural therapy. Plant-derived extracts or phytochemicals have been exploited as food additives and for curing many health-related ailments. The secondary metabolites produced by many plants have become an integral part of human health and have strengthened the value of plant extracts as herb...
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The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of maturity stages on the physicochemical characteristics of grapefruit (Citrus paradisi cv. ‘Shamber Tarnab’) under storage conditions for 60 days at ambient temperature (16±1 °C with 55-60% relative humidity). Grapefruits were harvested at different maturity stages, namely mature green (MG) a...
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The production and quality of tomato seedlings needs many growth factors and production requirements besides controlling the phytopathogens. Paclobutrazol (PBZ) has benefit applications in improving crop productivity under biotic stress (Alternaria solani, the causal agent of early blight disease in tomatoes). In the current study, the foliar appli...
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Steel alloys are significant industrial substances, but they generally suffer severe corrosion under harsh conditions. Using inhibitors is an efficacious method to impede corrosion. So, in this study, two novel natural surfactants based on soybean oil have been synthesized by a facile route, namely, 1-(bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino)-1-oxooctadecan-9-yl...
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The use of nitrogenous fertilizers in agriculture can cause uncontrolled gas emissions, such as N2O and CO2, leading to global warming and serious climate change. In this study, we evaluated the greenhouse gases emissions (GHGs) that are concomitant with applied different rates of N fertilization, such as 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%, 110%, and 120% of...
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Following the discovery of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant (B.1.1.529), the global COVID-19 outbreak has resurfaced after appearing to be relentlessly spreading over the past 2 years. This new variant showed marked degree of mutation, compared with the previous SARS-CoV-2 variants. This study investigates the evolutionary links between Omicron varia...
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The objective of the present study is to determine the antioxidant and anticancer activities of Nostoc linckia extracts cultivated under heavy metal stress conditions (0.44, 0.88, and 1.76 mg/L for zinc and 0.158, 0.316, 0.632 mg/L for copper). Phycobiliprotein, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and tannins were measured. Active ingredients of extrac...
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The study of morpho-anatomical aspects, metabolic changes of proteins, antioxidant substances, as well as phenolic compounds in embryogenic callus (EC) and degenerative embryogenic callus (DEC) was the aim of the present investigation. Ability to form somatic embryos (SEs) was associated with the softness of the EC, which exhibited a white or cream...
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This study was conducted to assess the genetic variation responses of two date palm (Phoenix dactylifera. L.) cultivars (Barhee and Khalas) in relation to their geographical distribution in three regions of Saudi Arabia, namely (Alahsa, Qassim, and Al-Kharj). A set of this method as the conserved DNA-derived polymorphism (CDDP and SCoT) start codon...
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Potato is an economically important vegetable crop in Egypt. Weed infestation, especially broad-leafed, during the vegetative growth stage substantially affects both crop yield and tuber quality. In the current study, the impact of new ready-mix pre-emergent herbicides on broadleaf weeds, tuber yield, and quality was evaluated. The two-year field e...
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Rhanterium epapposum, native to the Arabian Peninsula, is traditionally used to cure skin infections. The objective is to screen the phytochemical content and antimicrobial activity of aqueous, methanol and 80% methanol extracts of aerial parts of R. epapposum. The phytochemical screening of aqueous, methanolic, and 80% methanol extracts of R. epap...
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Hunger and minerals malnutrition are major health risk factors in the developing countries. Wheat is a major staple food in the world, but it is inherently low in grain Zn concentration especially when grown on Zn deficit calcareous soils. Therefore , producing Zn enriched wheat grains at the farmers' fields is the best solution against human Zn de...
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Salt stress significantly limit wheat crop productivity worldwide. Exposure to non-lethal levels of salt stress, referred to as "salt-priming", allows plants to persist subsequent lethal conditions; the priming effect continues even after an extended salt stress-free period. This study attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of the salt-induced pri...
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Salt stress significantly limit wheat crop productivity worldwide. Exposure to non-lethal levels of salt stress, referred to as "salt-priming", allows plants to persist subsequent lethal conditions; the priming effect continues even after an extended salt stress-free period. This study attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of the salt-induced pri...
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This study was carried out to improve the critical stage of artichoke (Cynara scolymus) micro propagation by using shoot tip of offshoots cv. Herous. After multiplication stage, micro shoots were subjected to pre rooting modified M.S. medium treatments as follow: 100%, 75% and 50% strength of ammonium nitrate and potassium nitrate, either indole bu...
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Abiotic and biotic stress factors including drought, salinity, waterlog, temperature extremes, mineral nutrients, heavy metals, plant diseases, nematodes, viruses, and diseases, adversely affect growth as well as yield of crop plants worldwide. Plant growth promoting microorganisms (PGPM) are receiving increasing attention from agronomists and envi...
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In particular, microorganisms and plants which are naturally synthesized have drawn significant attention to nanoscale materials. It is of considerable importance to establish environmentally friendly techniques in nanomaterial synthesis to extend their biological applications. Currently, many techniques were developed using different microorganism...
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In arid and semiarid areas, date palm is an essential fruit crop. Date is considered an ideal food with numerous nutritional and medicinal properties. Date is rich in sugar, protein, dietary fiber, minerals, and some vitamins. Its pulp, pit, pollen, and spathe extracts were used to prevent a wide range of chronic diseases. It contains a broad range...
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Essential (volatile) oil from leaves of Artemisia monosperma L. belonging to family Asteraceae, and aerial parts of Tamarix aphylla L. (Athel) belonging to family Tamaricaceae were collected from the desert of Ha'il region, northern region of Saudi Arabia, hydro distilled by Clevenger apparatus and analysed by means of GC-MS techniques. Antioxidant...
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The aim of the present study was to assess in vitro the antiradical and antioxidant activities of successive extracts and semi-purified fractions from Rumex vesicarius L. In the present work, three extracts (n-Hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol) and 22 column fractions of methanolic extract (as promising extract) were evaluated against 2,2-diphenyl...
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Tobaco mosaic virus (TMV) is a deadly plant virus with serious economic implications resulting in decrease crop-yield production. In recent years, environmentally friendly components for managing crop diseases have been developed as alternatives to chemical pesticides, including the use of agrowaste like pomegranate peels. Our studies were carried...
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Due to the excessive impact of synthetic drugs, unravelling and employing safe, natural alternatives are now needed to resolve a number of diseases. In this research, we have evaluated hepatoprotective and antioxidant activities of Spirulina platensis and pomegranate juice in rats against hepatotoxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). Spiru...
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Celery seed oils can help in detoxification processes of the body as it facilitates the elimination of toxins and other harmful substances out of the body. This study aimed to assess biological activity of essential oils extracted from un-irradiated and irradiated celery seeds by gamma rays. Celery seeds were irradiated with different dose levels o...