Dr. Aboul-Ata Elnady Aboul-Ata
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Dr. Aboul-Ata Elnady Aboul-Ata

Research Scientist
Agricultural Research Center, Egypt

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Protection from Cairo University, Egypt

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Prof. A. E Aboul-Ata is a Professor of Plant Virology. He is the ACSE president for 2018-2019. He was also the President of Arsv (Arab Society for Virology) 2013-2016. He was formerly department Head of Plant Virus and Phyto Plasma Research Plant Pathology Research Institute at Agricultural research center, Egypt (2003-2006). He is a committee-member of Egyptian Society of Virology (ESV) since 2001 and general secretary for ESV since 2014 for 3-year period. He is P.I. of Swedish-funded project on plant-based vaccine against HSV-2 as collaboration between Gothenburg University, and ARC.

Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
Plant Virology
Molecular Biology
Edible Vaccine
Virus Epidemiology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. El-Attar, A.K., A.A.E. Aboul-Ata, J. Persson, H.H. Mazyad, A.M. Harandi and O. Olsson, 2018. Recombinant TMV vector for production of highly immunogenic plant-based vaccine antigens against herpes simplex virus type 2. Preprints. 10.20944/preprints201803.0236.v1.
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  2. Lapidot, M., D. Gelbart, A. Gal-On, G. Anfoka and F.H. Ahmed et al., 2014. Frequent migration of introduced cucurbit-infecting begomoviruses among Middle Eastern countries. Virol. J., Vol. 11. 10.1186/1743-422X-11-181.
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  3. Aboul-Ata, A.A., A. Vitti, M. Nuzzaci, A.K. El-Attar and G. Piazzolla et al., 2014. Plant-based vaccines: Novel and low-cost possible route for mediterranean innovative vaccination strategies. Adv. Virus Res., 89: 1-35.
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  4. Aboul-Ata, A.A.E., H. Mazyad, A.K. El-Attar, A.M. Soliman and G. Anfoka et al., 2011. Diagnosis and Control of Cereal Viruses in the Middle East. In: Advances in Virus Research, Maramorosch, K., A.J. Shatkin and F.A. Murphy (Eds.), Elsevier, Netherlands, ISBN: 978-0-12-385885-6, pp: 33-61.
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  5. Aboul-Ata, A.A., H. Mazyad, A.K. El-Attar, A.M. Soliman and G. Anfoka et al., 2011. Diagnosis and control initiation of cereal viruses in the Middle East. Adv. Virus Res., 81: 33-61.
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  6. Aboul-Ata, A.E., G. Anfoka, M. Zeidan and H. Czosnek, 2010. Diagnosis of cereal viruses in the middle East. Int. J. Virol., 6: 126-137.
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  7. Amin, H.A., A.M. Abdel-Kader and A.E. Aboul-Ata, 2009. Single Strand Conformational Polymorphism (SSCP) strain analysis and partial nucleotide sequence of Maize Yellow Stripe Virus (MYSV) segment 3 genomic RNA. Egypt. J. Plant Pathol., 37: 71-82.
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  8. Soliman, A.M., B.N. Barsoum, G.G. Mohamed, A.A. Rezk, A.E. Aboul-Ata and H.M. Mazyad, 2008. SiRNA silencing of PVX coat protein gene affects accumulation of viral RNA in potato and tobacco plants. Int. J. Virol., 4: 14-25.
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  9. Mazyad, H.M., E.M. Khalil, A.A. Rezk, M.A. Abdel-Hakem and A.E. Aboul-Ata, 2007. Genetic studies on Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl begomovirus (TYLCV) resistance in Egypt: Six-population analysis. Int. J. Virol., 3: 88-95.
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  10. Aboul-Ata, A.E., 2002. Barley yellow dwarf virus in Egypt: Current situation and prospects. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of BYDV, CIMMYT, September 1-5, 2002, Mexico City, pp: 1-2.
  11. Hu, C.C., A.E. Aboul-Ata, R.A. Naidu and S.A. Ghabrial, 1997. Evidence for the occurrence of two distinct subgroups of peanut stunt cucumovirus strains: Molecular characterization of RNA3. J. Gen. Virol., 78: 929-939.
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  12. Lister, R.M., A.E. Aboul-Ata, Y. El-Dawoudi, D. Marshall and K.M. Makkouk et al., 1994. Serotyping of barley yellow dwarf virus isolates from Egypt. Phytopathol. Mediterranean, 33: 152-157.
  13. Aboul-Ata, A.E., J.C. Thouvenel, K.M. Makkouk and M.M. Satour, 1992. Barley yellow dwarf virus in Egypt: Natural incidence, transmission and wild hosts. Arab. J. Plant Prot., 10: 226-231.
  14. Wetzel, T., T. Candresse, M. Ravelonandro, R.P. Delbos, H.M. Mazyad, A.E. Aboul-Ata and J. Dunez, 1991. Nucleotide Sequence of the 3'-Terminal Region of the RNA of the E1 Amar Strain of Plum Pox Potyvirus. J. Gen. Virol., 72: 1741-1746.
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  15. Ammar, E.D., R.E. Gingery, D.T. Gordon and A.E. Aboul-Ata, 1990. Tubular helical structures and fine filaments associated with the leafhopper-borne maize yellow stripe virus. Phytopathology, 80: 303-309.
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  16. Ammar, E.D., A.E. Aboul-Ata, G.H. Sewify and G.H. Gingery, 1990. Vector relations and ultra structure of maize yellow stripe virus transmitted by leafhoppers in Egypt. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of Phytopathology, March 5-7, 1990, Cairo, Egypt, pp: 631-637.
  17. Ammar, E.D., S. Elnagar, A.E. Abul-Ata and G.H. Sewify, 1989. Vector and host-plant relationships of the leafhopper-borne maize yellow stripe virus. J. Phytopathol., 126: 246-252.
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  18. Aboul-Ata, A.E. and D.T. Gordon, 1989. Some factors influencing the occurrence of maize chlorotic dwarf virus inclusions in maize (Zea mays) plants. Assuit J. Agric. Sci., 20: 203-215.
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