Morad M. Mokhtar

Morad M. Mokhtar
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University · African Genome Center (AGC)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Morad Mokhtar currently works at the Genome Research, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute. Morad does research in Programming Languages, Databases and Data Mining.
Additional affiliations
September 2011 - present
Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute
Position
  • Assistant Researcher
Education
September 2008 - September 2011
Al-Azhar University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Biotechnology

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Publications (12)
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Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) are intermediate-sized non-coding RNAs found in all organisms that help translate messenger RNA into protein. Recently, the number of sequenced plant genomes has increased dramatically. The availability of this extensive data greatly accelerates the study of tRNAs on a large scale. Here, 8,768,261 scaffolds/chromosomes contain...
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Recently, Cicer species have experienced increased research interest due to their economic importance, especially in genetics, genomics, and crop improvement. The Cicer arietinum , Cicer reticulatum , and Cicer echinospermum genomes have been sequenced and provide valuable resources for trait improvement. Since the publication of the chickpea draft...
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Abstract Over the past decade, the problem of finding an efficient gene-targeting marker set or signature for plant trait characterization has remained challenging. Many databases focusing on pathway mining have been released with one major deficiency, as they lack to develop marker sets that target only genes controlling a specific pathway or cer...
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Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is an essential food and fodder legume crop worldwide due to its high content of proteins and fibers. Molecular markers tools represent an invaluable tool for faba bean breeders toward rapid crop improvement. Although there have historically been few V. faba genome resources available, several transcriptomes and mitochondr...
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Over the past decade, many databases focusing on microsatellite mining on a genomic scale were released online with at least one of the following major deficiencies: (i) lacking the classification of microsatellites as genic or non-genic, (ii) not comparing microsatellite motifs at both genic and non-genic levels in order to identify unique motifs...
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Abiotic and biotic stresses limitcrop productivity. Exposure to a non-lethal stress, referred to as priming,can allow plants to survive subsequent and otherwise lethalconditions; thepriming effect persists even after a prolonged stress-free period. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying primingare not fully understood. Here, we investigated t...
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The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been applied in diverse eukaryotic organisms for targeted mutagenesis. However, targeted gene editing is inefficient and requires the simultaneous delivery of a DNA template for homology-directed repair (HDR). Here, we used CRISPR/Cas9 to generate targeted double-strand breaks and to deliver an RNA repair template for HDR...
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Molecular markers are used efficiently in the development and identification of gender-specific PCR-based markers in date palm. There is mounting evidence that different marker systems vary in their mechanisms of detecting polymorphism and genome coverage. Therefore, they could complement each other to generate accurate sex-specific markers in date...
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Leaves of seven Egyptian grape varieties represent different range of agronomic and morphological traits were genotyped using Start-codon Targeted (SCoT) and Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR). The 24 SCoT primers generated 362 total fragments with 77.10% of polymorphism and 0.04 of average PIC. Dice coefficient that shows the genetic similarity and rel...
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The present investigation was carried out aiming to use the bioinformatics tools in order to identify and characterize, simple sequence repeats within the third Version of the date palm genome and develop a new SSR primers database. In addition single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are located within the SSR flanking regions were recognized....
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Olive tree (Olea europaea L.) is one of the most important oil producing crops in the world and the genetic identification of several genotypes by using molecular markers is the first step in its breeding programs. A set of 1,801 well-informative EST-SSR primers targeting specific Olive genes included in different biological processes and pathways...

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Questions (7)
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There is a database/resource to search whether the plant species are polyploid or diploid. I have many plant species and want to know which one is polyploidy/diploid.
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what is the differences between nucleotide substitutions K, synonymous substitutions Ks and nonsynonymous substitutions Ka. and what is the value we should use in Divergence-Time (age estimation)
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I have 6000 unique gene sequence if I blast it how  many of EC enzyme commission product from it?
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How To Fix “Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists” Error In Ubuntu 14.02
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I designed specific EST-SSR primer but when i applied it that gave me many of band in agarose gel , how many of optimum number of band the EST-SSR product it ?

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Projects (5)
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Recently, the number of sequenced plant genomes has increased dramatically, the goal of this project is to create plant biological databases by analyzing this large amount of data and predicting different biological markers. The created databases are robust and include built-in tools, statistical information, and visualization.
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Genome-wide identification of TEs in plant genomes.
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The ‘SSRome’ defined as the complete set or profile of SSR motifs within a certain genome and the quantity, classification, distribution and function of these motifs (Mokhtar & Atia, 2018). The main goal of this project is to develop, establish and validate the principles of SSRome as a new science domain to supplement the current biology-related OMEs (genome, transcriptome, exome, proteome etc.).