Magdi Ali Ahmed Mousa

Magdi Ali Ahmed Mousa
King Abdulaziz University · Department of Arid Land Agriculture

PhD

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Introduction
Dr Magdi A. A. Mousa is working as Prof of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology at Department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University. My former position was a prof at vegetable Crops Department -Assiut University, Egypt. My research interests focus on better understanding of plant response to abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity and heat using phenotyping and physiological and molecular modern techniques.
Additional affiliations
November 2000 - November 2002
Julius Kühn-Institut
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • 1- My PhD Practical Parts, 2- Gel electrophoreses, 3- polyacrylamide Gel electrophoreses, 4- PCR based Marker Techniques: RAPDs and AFLPs, 5- Produce the F2 population for Map construction QTL analysis and Conduct Nematode Resistance test
August 1998 - November 1999
Assiut University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Teaching the Practical Parts of the Following cources 1- Vegetable Breeding (Advanced) 2- Vegetables Production (Advanced) 3- Hybridization techniques in vegetable breeding 4- Vegetable Hybrids production 5- seed technology
January 1994 - September 2007
Assiut University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (75)
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Punica granatum and Azadirachta indica are plants rich in phytochemicals, which directly contribute to antioxidant activity. The aim of this study was to test A. indica and P. granatum against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cumini (Foc), the causal pathogen of Fusarium wilt in cumin plants, in vivo and in vitro. After screening different concentrations...
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Citation: Abo-Elyousr, K.A.M.; Ibrahim, O.H.M.; Al-Qurashi, A.D.; Mousa, M.A.A.; Saad, M.M. Biocontrol Potential of Endophytic Fungi for the Eco-Friendly Management of Root Rot of Cuminum cyminum Caused by Fusarium solani. Agronomy 2022, 12, 2612. https://
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In Saudi Arabia, the tomato is susceptible to a wide range of insect pests that could destroy this valuable vegetable crop, cause yield losses, and affect fruit quality and quantity. Insecticides are widely applied to protect tomatoes and control pests that develop a resistance to pesticides, but these affect human health and have a negative impact...
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This paper aimed to review the recent advances in using insect meal in poultry nutrition to assess the suitable species, dietary inclusion level, and nutrients profile, advantage, and disadvantage as well. More than 50 research articles, review articles, short communications, and book chapters were obtained from various online databases i.e. Google...
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Despite the proven biological activity of the aerial part extract of Alchemilla vulgaris, scarce information is available about the activity of the root extract. This encouraged us to initiate the current investigation to study the cytotoxic activity of A. vulgaris methanolic root extract against various cancer cell lines in vitro, along with its a...
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Effective alternative strategies and methodological approaches are critically necessary for cancer prevention and therapy. In this study, we investigated the antitumor potential of neem fruit mesocarp and epicarp extracts. The chemical composition of the derived extracts was characterized using GC–MS. Data were collected on the antimicrobial activi...
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Global food security is a critical concern that needs practical solutions to feed the expanding human population. A promising approach is the employment of biostimulants to increase crop production. Biostimulants include compounds that boost plant growth. Recently, mimics of zaxinone (MiZax) were shown to have a promising growth-promoting effect in...
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Background Early blight disease of tomato caused by pathogenic fungi Alternaria solani is the most significant and common disease throughout the world as well as in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify native Trichoderma species from the Jeddah region in Saudi Arabia; evaluate their antagonistic potential again...
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Given its high nutritional value and capacity to grow in harsh environments, quinoa has signifcant potential to address a range of food security concerns. Monitoring the development of phenotypic traits during feld trials can provide insights into the varieties best suited to specifc environmental conditions and management strategies. Unmanned aeri...
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A study of the effect of bioagents and dipotassium phosphate (DPP) and their combination on early blight disease reduction under greenhouse conditions was conducted. Native bacterial isolates as bio-control agents exhibited control against early blight. Five bacterial isolates were tested against the pathogen. All isolates exhibited significant ant...
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The most important disease of tomato is Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (FOL). To control this disease, this study examined the combined use of bacterial bioagents and peppermint oil (PO). Seven bacterial isolates were collected from tomato plant rhizospheres and tested in vitro against FOL. The highest growth inhibiti...
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Quinoa is a crop originating in the Andes but grown more widely and with the genetic potential for significant further expansion. Due to the phenotypic plasticity of quinoa, varieties need to be assessed across years and multiple locations. To improve comparability among field trials across the globe and to facilitate collaborations, components of...
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Quinoa is a crop originating in the Andes but grown more widely and with the genetic potential for significant further expansion. Due to the phenotypic plasticity of quinoa, varieties need to be assessed across years and multiple locations. To improve comparability among field trials across the globe and to facilitate collaborations, components of...
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Citation: Stanschewski, C.S.; Rey, E.; Fiene, G.; Craine, E.B.; Wellman, G.; Melino, V.J.; Patiranage, D.S.R.; Johansen, K.; Schmöckel, S.M.; Bertero, D.; et al. Quinoa Abstract: Quinoa is a crop originating in the Andes but grown more widely and with the genetic potential for significant further expansion. Due to the phenotypic plasticity of quino...
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Citation: Stanschewski, C.S.; Rey, E.; Fiene, G.; Craine, E.B.; Wellman, G.; Melino, V.J.; Patiranage, D.S.R.; Johansen, K.; Schmöckel, S.M.; Bertero, D.; et al. Quinoa Abstract: Quinoa is a crop originating in the Andes but grown more widely and with the genetic potential for significant further expansion. Due to the phenotypic plasticity of quino...
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Authenticity and adulteration detection are primary concerns of various stakeholders, such as researchers, consumers, manufacturers, traders, and regulatory agencies. Traditional approaches for authenticity and adulteration detection in edible oils are time-consuming, complicated, laborious, and expensive; they require technical skills when interpr...
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Globally, drought and salinity stress critically constrain potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) production. Considering the impact of these stresses on crops and increasing food demand, insight into both tolerance and susceptibility is essential. The present study screens two potato cultivars, BARI-401 and Spunta, for their tolerance to simulated salinity...
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Salinity is one of the most significant environmental stresses for sustainable crop production in major arable lands of the globe. Thus, we conducted experiments with 27 tomato genotypes to screen for salinity tolerance at seedling stage, which were treated with non-salinized (S1) control (18.2 mM NaCl) and salinized (S2) (200 mM NaCl) irrigation w...
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Excessive evaporative loss of water from the topsoil in arid-land agriculture is compensated via irrigation, which exploits massive freshwater resources. The cumulative effects of decades of unsustainable freshwater consumption in many arid regions are now threatening food-water security. While plastic mulches can reduce evaporation from the topsoi...
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Globally, many crop production areas are threatened by drought and salinity. Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is susceptible to these challenging environmental conditions. In this study, an in vitro approach was employed to compare the tolerance of potato cultivars ‘BARI-401’ (red skin) and ‘Spunta’ (yellow skin). To simulate ionic and osmotic stress,...
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Biomass and yield are key variables for assessing the production and performance of agricultural systems. Modeling and predicting the biomass and yield of individual plants at the farm scale represents a major challenge in precision agriculture, particularly when salinity and other abiotic stresses may play a role. Here, we evaluate a diversity pan...
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Introduction to Hydroponics
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Plant phenotyping relies on high quality and timely information. To plan an effective growth strategy, it is important to know the physiological status of the crop and how this changes throughout the crop cycle as well as information to diagnose precisely when, why and where a crop is suffering disease outbreaks, abiotic stress, or other negative i...
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Biomass and yield are important variables used for assessing agricultural production. However, these variables are difficult to estimate for individual plants at the farm scale and may be affected by abiotic stressors such as salinity. In this study, the wild tomato species, Solanum pimpinellifolium, was evaluated through field and UAV-based assess...
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With salt stress presenting a major threat to global food production, attention has turned to the identification and breeding of crop cultivars with improved salt tolerance. For instance, some accessions of wild species with higher salt tolerance than commercial varieties are being investigated for their potential to expand food production into mar...
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Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers were used to evaluate genetic stability of cucumber plants of four genetically distinct cultivars grown at three different climatic locations of Saudi Arabia. The genome stability of cucumber cultivars was evaluated in early growth, vegetable, flowering, and fruiting stages. The results showed that th...
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A field experiment was conducted in 2013 and 2014 at the Agriculture Experimental Station of King Abdulaziz University to study the effects of water deficit treatments at different growth stages on growth, yield and IWUE on cowpea cultivars. Four water deficit treatments were applied T0 (no water deficit), T1 (at vegetative stage), T2 (at flowering...
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In vitro as well as in vivo activities, it was investigated to examine if different botanical oils have any effects on the radial growth of A. solani and are able to reduce early blight incidence and severity in the field condition. Oils from various plant sources such as Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), Garlic (A...
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The confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum is one of the serious insect pests infesting grain and other stored food products. In this study the insecticidal activity of eight botanical oils, Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Jojoba, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Spearmint were evaluated against the adults of T. confusum. The results showed that all used...
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The stored pulse grain experiences major threat from insect pests. Callosobruchus maculatus is one of the major pests infesting stored pulses worldwide. In this study the insecticidal activity of eight botanical oils, Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Jojoba, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Spearmint were tested against the adults of C. maculatus in the labo...
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The present study was carried out in the lab. of plant tissue culture at King Abdulaziz University to test the response of four lemon cultivars to micro-propagation using BAP, Kin and 2,4- D combinations. The used explants in this study were intermodal segments and collected from the one year old lemon seedlings which obtained from the Citrus Resea...
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Fruit uniformity and physiochemical nutrients improvement define the quality of tomato (Lycopersicun esculentum L.) The objective of this study was to improve the fruit uniformity and nutrients in F2 population, while selected two parents for crossing. The donor parent (Lycopersico nesculentum var cerosiforme, cherry tomato, LA 1421, TGRC) used as...
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The confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum is one of the serious insect pests infesting grain and other stored food products. In this study the insecticidal activity of eight botanical oils, Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Jojoba, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Spearmint were evaluated against the adults of T. confusum. The results showed that all used...
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Alternariasolani is an important and widely distributed pathogen that caused early blight of tomato. Isolates of the A. solani were isolated from naturally diseased tomato fields in Hada Al Sham region, Jamoom. Therefore, the present investigation was undertaken to demonstrate morphological, cultural and physiological variation among the isolates o...
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The present work was conducted in 2013/2014 at Agriculture Research Station, Hada Al-Sham, King Abdul-Aziz University, to study genetic variability and traits correlation among 100 F2 individuals of tomatoes. The F2 population derived from crosses between two tomatoes accessions LA1421 (as male) and LA2711 (as female). LA2711 (Lycopersiconesculentu...
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The pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (F) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), is a worldwide insect pest that infests pulses in the fields and storages. Laboratory experiment was conducted to study the biology and morphometry of C. maculatus under the effect of three different temperature degrees (25, 30, 35 ̊ C) and 65 % related humidity. The life cycle...
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Two stored product insects, Tribolium confusum and Callosobruchus maculatus were exposed to different temperature degree (50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 75 ̊C) and different exposure periods (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 minutes). Increase in temperature level or exposure time resulted in an increase in average mortality. Complete mortality of T. confusum...
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household microwave system was used to study the effect of microwave radiations on two stored products insects: Tribolium confusum and Callosobruchus maculatus in wheat flour and cowpea seed respectively. All experiments were conducted at five exposure times of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25sec at power level of 400 W. Mortality was significantly increased a...
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Tomato is an important vegetable crop and its production is adversely affected by leaf curl disease caused by begomovirus. Leaf curl disease is a serious concern for tomato crops caused by begomovirus in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tomato leaf curl disease has been shown to be mainly caused either by tomato leaf curl Sudan virus or tomato yell...
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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production is severely affected by many diseases caused by many pathogens and among them viruses are the most serious pathogen. Begomoviruses causes yellow mosaic and leaf curl disease of tomato in the tropical, subtropical, temperate, and even semiarid regions. Yellow leaf curl disease is caused by Tomato yellow le...
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Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during two cropping seasons 2012 and 2013 at the Agriculture Research Station belonging to King Abdulaziz University to study the effects of set sizes (SS) and irrigation system (IS) on growth, yield, doubling and early bolting of three onion cultivars. Three sizes of sets, small (0.5-1.5cm), medium (1.5-2...
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A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of water regime (W), row spacing (RS) and plant density (D) on growth and productivity of tomato cv. 'Pito Pride' at the Agriculture Experimental Station of King Abdulaziz University. Two water regimes, W1 (70% of water requirement) and W2 (full water requirement) were studied. Under each water r...
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In order to identify the significance of Na + , Ca + , K + and Mg + concentration and ratios in plant shoots and roots as indicators for salinity tolerance, growth and biomass of seven wild, cultivated and inbred lines tomato genotypes were evaluated under stresses of saline water. The NaCl 2 was used to prepare four treatments of irrigation water...
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Induced androgenesis of cabbage anthers using BAP in combination with NAA and 2,4- D, and different sucrose concentrations were investigated. The experiment was conducted in 2013 at the lab of plant tissue culture, Department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdullaziz University, Saudi Arabia. Anthers at the stage of microsporogenesis of the first f...
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The genotypic and BAP and kin in combination with NAA, IAA and 2,4- D effects on in vitro nodal segments of jojoba were investigated. The 1.0 - 2.0 cm nodal segments were prepared from the newly established lateral branches on the 5 years old jojoba plants. Shoot initiation and elongation was obtained using the MS Basel medium supplemented with 0.5...
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The presented study was conducted to study the effects of BAP and its combinations with 2, 4-D and sucrose concentrations on androgenesis of broccoli cv. ‘Arcadia’. The MS Basel media supplemented with AC (0.5 g L-1) and 3% sucrose was used. The experiment was laid out in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) using 3 replicates. The effects of BAP in...
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The responses of four jojoba genotypes to in vitro nodal segments and shoot tip culture under different growth regulators combinations and sucrose concentrations were investigated. All experiments were laid out in Completely Randomized Blocks (CR) design using 5 replicates. The results revealed that the jojoba genotype ‘Al-Maddenah’ conveyed the hi...
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The response of seven tomato genotypes to different saline water treatments was investigated. Two controls and four saline water treatments, 2000ppm, 4000ppm, 6000ppm and 8000ppm were applied. The tomato genotype LA1421 produced the highest number of leafs/plant and stem diameter, while LA2711 produced the highest stem fresh weight. LA1421 showed t...
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Monocropping of okra and eggplant reduces the net return of small-scale farmers in Upper Egypt due to price fluctuation. The effects of row configurations on the yield and economics of intercropping okra cv. Balady and eggplant cvs. Balady Black (BB) and Balady White (BW) were investigated. The row configurations of okra and eggplant were 1:1:1:1 (...
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This book was prepared to describe the scientific principles of the construction of genetic maps using an intera-specific F2 population and two PCR-based markers RAPDs and AFLPs. The book also describes the utilization of the construction of genetic maps in plant breeding programs, including gene(s)/QTL(s) mapping of desired traits, gene(s) isolati...
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The genetic nature of resistance to the beet cyst nematode (BCN) (Heterodera schachtii Schm) in oil radish was investigated. A segregating population consisted of 245 F 2 individuals derived from self-pollinated single F 1 plant of the radish cross 'Pegletta X Siletta nova' was used. Four oil radish populations and one Brassica napus cv. "Madora" a...
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A field experiment was conducted in 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 cropping seasons, in the Vegetables Research Station, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, to evaluate yield performance of onion cv. (Giza 6) fertilized with animal or chicken manures or mineral fertilizer. The applied quantity of organic fertilizers was decided based on their conte...
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The beet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii Schmidt) can be controlled biologically in highly infected soils of sugar beet rotations using resistant varieties of oil radish (Raphanus sativus L. ssp. oleiferus DC.) as a green crop. Resistant plants stimulate infective juveniles to invade roots, but prevent them after their penetration to complete t...
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The Barakat Fruit Farm desires to increase their share of the exportable grape market in Egypt. Unfortunately, the grape cultivars currently cultivated by the farm bear fruit after the early market window to the European Union when prices are high. An analysis of the company, competition, consumer, market channel, and conditions, provides insight i...
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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentusL.) cv. ‘Balady’, that is monocropped over 5-6 months in Upper Egypt usually grows slowly in the first 5-7 weeks. There is no information available on whether a secondary summer vegetable can be produced within main crop okra rows. In the present study, okra was planted on April 1,2004 and April 7,2005 at 40 cm within-ro...