Dr. Abd El-Latif Hesham

Dr. Abd El-Latif Hesham

Professor
Beni-Suef University, Egypt


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics and Meta-Genome Biotechnology from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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Biography

Prof. Abd El-Latif Hesham, is full Professor of Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology, and presently working as Head of Genetics Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt. He graduated and got his MSc from Genetics Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt and his PhD degree from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in "Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology". He awarded postdoctoral studies about " Meta-Genome Biotechnology" from CAS-TWAS.
Before joining BSU he worked at Assiut University since his graduation in 1992 to July 2019 as a demonstrator, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor and then full professor. He also worked as associate professor of microbial genetics and biotechnology for five years in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.
He is one of the leading experts in the area of “Microbial Genetics & Biotechnology”, “Biodegradation, Bioremediation & Phytoremediation”, " Microbial community structure, “Soil Microbiology and Enzyme activities”, “Biological Control”, “Anti-microbial activates”, “Biofertilizer”, “Biofuels” and "Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology". He has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in reputed Thomson Reuters impact factor journals and 4 book chapters in international reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer-Nature, Taylor & Francis and John Wiley & Sons. He is key person in many national and international research projects related to field of microbial genetics and applied biotechnology.
Prof. Hesham has been the scientific & organizing committee member and invited speaker in various international conferences. He is also a recipient of several prestigious national and international awards including most recently he has been elected as member of the Egyptian National Biotechnology Network of Expertise (NBNE); and has been appointed as the Country Representative for Egypt and the Arab Counties by International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society (IBBS) UK, which belongs to the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).
He is also Fellow of Microbiology Society, UK; European Federation of Biotechnology, Spain; The Bio-Processing Network, Australia; and The International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society.
Prof. Hesham serves as an associate editor and editorial board member for international reputed journals such as, Scientific Reports; Frontiers in Microbiology; Frontiers in Plant Science; PeerJ; Current Bioinformatics; International Journal of Agriculture & Biology; Journal of Environmental Biology; Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology and Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology.

Area of Interest:

Biology
100%
Microbial Genetics
62%
Biotechnology
90%
Biodegradation
75%
Pharmaceutical Science
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Mukherjee, A., J.P. Verma, A.K. Gaurav, G.K. Chouhan, J.S. Patel and A.E.L. Hesham, 2020. Yeast a potential bio-agent: Future for plant growth and postharvest disease management for sustainable agriculture. Applied Microbiol. Biotechnol., 104: 1497-1510.
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  2. Muhammad, J., S. Khan, J.Q. Su, A.E.L. Hesham, A. Ditta, J. Nawab and A. Ali, 2020. Antibiotics in poultry manure and their associated health issues: A systematic review. J. Soils Sediments, 20: 486-497.
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  3. Hesham, A.E.L., Y.S. Mostafa and L.E.O. AlSharqi, 2020. Optimization of citric acid production by immobilized cells of novel yeast isolates. Mycobiology, 10.1080/12298093.2020.1726854.
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  4. Yadav, A.N., D. Kour, K.L. Rana, N. Yadav and B. Singh et al., 2019. Metabolic Engineering to Synthetic Biology of Secondary Metabolites Production. In: New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Secondary Metabolites Biochemistry and Applications, Gupta, V.K. and A. Pandey (Eds.)., Chapter 20, Elsevier, USA., ISBN: 978-0-444-63504-4, pp: 279-320.
  5. Srivastava, M., N. Srivastava, D. Mishra, V.K. Gupta and P.K. Mishra, A. Hesham and P.W. Ramteke, 2019. Nanomaterials Based Electrochemical Biosensors for Aflatoxin-B1 Detection: Application in Food Safety. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, USA..
  6. Prateeksha , B.R. Singh, V.K. Gupta, F. Deeba and R. Bajpai et al., 2019. Non-Toxic and ultra-small biosilver nanoclusters trigger apoptotic cell death in fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans via ras signaling. Biomolecules, Vol 9. 10.3390/biom9020047.
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  7. Mahmoud, M.E., I.F. Rehan, K.E. Ahmed, A. Abdelrahman and S. Mohammadi et al., 2019. Identification of serum N-glycoproteins as a biological correlate underlying chronic stress response in mice. Mol. Biol. Rep., 10.1007/s11033-019-04717-7.
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  8. Mahmoud, M.E., I.F. Rehan, K.E. Ahmed, A. Abdelrahman and S. Mohammadi et al., 2019. Identification of serum N-glycoproteins as a biological correlate underlying chronic stress response in mice. Mol. Biol. Rep., 46: 2733-2748.
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  9. Kumar, S., S. Sharma, S. Thakur, P. Negi and T. Mishra et al., 2019. Bioprospecting of Microbes for Bio-Hydrogen Production. In: Current Status and Future Challenges, Molina, G., V. Gupta, B. Singh and N. Gathergood (Eds.)., John Wiley and Sons, UK., pp: 443-471.
  10. Kour, D., A.N. Yadav, N. Yadav, V. Kumar and A. Kumar et al., 2019. Drought Tolerant Phosphorus Solubilizing Microbes: Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications for Alleviation of Drought Stress in plants. In: Rhizobacteria-Abiotic Stress Management, Sayyed, R.Z., N.K. Arora and M.S. Reddy (Eds.)., Springer, India, pp: 255-308.
  11. Hesham, A.E.L., S.I. Salem, K.A. Amein, R. Faisel and M.A. El-Rawy, 2019. Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles using Schwanniomyces vanrijiae and its antimicrobial activity against pathogens. Biomed. J. Scient. Tech. Res., 21: 15515-15521.
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  12. Hesham, A.E.L., F.A. Elzaher and N. El Sayed, 2019. RAPD-PCR fingerprinting for some Rhodotorula species isolated from natural sources and their antagonistic potential against Erwinia carotovora and Erwinia chrysanthem. Biomed. J. Scient. Tech. Res., 21: 15502-15508.
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  13. Hesham, A., G. Heba, B. Abd El-Fatah, F. Saleh and O. Al-Bedak, 2019. Molecular identification of naturally isolated Candida tropicalis AUN-H100 and optimization of their extracellular amylase production. Int. J. Agric. Sci. Vet. Med., 7: 28-34.
  14. Eid, E.M., S.A. Alrumman, A.F. El-Bebany, K.F. Fawy and M.A. Taher et al., 2019. Evaluation of the potential of sewage sludge as a valuable fertilizer for wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crops. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 26: 392-401.
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  15. Hesham, A.E.L., S.A. Alrumman and A.D.S. Al Qahtani, 2018. Degradation of toluene hydrocarbon by isolated yeast strains: molecular genetic approaches for identification and characterization. Russian J. Genet., (In Press). .
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  16. Hesham, A., V. Gupta and B. Singh, 2018. Use of PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for the discrimination of Candida species isolated from natural habitats. Microbial. Pathog., 120: 19-22.
  17. Hesham, A., F.A. Al-Tihani, S.A. Alrumman and A.F. El-Bebany, 2018. Phylogenetic analysis and assessment ability of Fusariumisolates for the biodegradation of the pesticide carbofuran. Genet. Mol. Res., 17: 1-12.
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  18. Hesham, A., A. Sulaiman and A.D.S. AL Qahtani, 2018. Degradation of toluene hydrocarbon by isolated yeast strains: Molecular genetic approaches for identification and characterization. Russian J. Genet., 54: 933-943.
  19. Eid, E.M., S.A. Alrumman, A.F. El-Bebany, K.F. Fawy and M.A. Taher et al., 2018. The evaluation of sewage sludge application as a fertilizer for broad bean (Faba sativa Bernh.) crops. Food Energy Sec., Vol 7. 10.1002/fes3.142.
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  20. Daghriri, S.H., A.F. El-Bebany, S.A. Alrumman and A.E.L. Hesham, 2018. Molecular characterisation and biological control of Aspergillus flavus isolates from Saudi Arabia. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 51: 445-460.
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  21. Abdel-Galil, F.A., S.E. Mousa, M.M. Rizk, G.H.A. El-Hagag and A.E.L. Hesham, 2018. Morphogenetic traits of the egg parasitoid Trichogramma for controlling certain date palms lepidopteran insect pests in the new valley governorate. Egypt. J. Biol. Pest Control., Vol 28. 10.1186/s41938-018-0095-3.
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  22. Hesham, A.E.L., E.A. Mohamed, A.M.M. Mawad, A. Elfarash, B.S. Abd El-Fattah and M. El-Rawy, 2017. Molecular characterization of Fusarium solani degrades a mixture of low and high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Open Biotechnol. J., 11: 27-35.
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  23. Hashem, M., A.E.L. Hesham, A.S. Alrumman and S.A. Alamri, 2017. Production of bioethanol from spoilage date fruits by new osmotolerant yeasts. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 19: 825-833.
  24. Eid, E.M., A.F. El-Bebany, S.A. Alrumman, A.E.L. Hesham, M.A. Taher and K.F. Fawy, 2017. The effects of different sewage sludge amendment rates on the heavy metal bioaccumulation, growth and biomass of cucumbers (Cucumis sativus L.). Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24: 16371-16382.
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  25. Moustafa, M.F., A.E.L. Hesham, M.S. Quraishi and S.A. Alrumman, 2016. Variations in genetic and chemical constituents of Ziziphus spina-christi L. populations grown at various altitudinal zonation up to 2227m height. J. Genet. Eng. Biotechnol., 14: 349-362.
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  26. Mawad, A.M., A.E.L. Hesham, Y.M. Mostafa and A. Shoriet, 2016. Pyrene degrading Achromobacter denitrificans ASU-035: Growth rate, enzymes activity and cell surface properties. Rendiconti Lincei, 27: 557-563.
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  27. Mahmoud, M.F., S.A. Alrumman and A.E.L. Hesham, 2016. Biological activities of some Acacia spp.(Fabaceae) against new clinical isolates identified by ribosomal RNA gene-based phylogenetic analysis. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., 29: 221-229.
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  28. Hesham, A.E.L., S.A. Alrumman and J.A. Al-Amari, 2016. 16S rDNA phylogenetic and RAPD-PCR analyses of petroleum polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons-degrading bacteria enriched from oil-polluted soils. Arabian J. Sci. Eng., 41: 2095-2106.
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  29. El-Latif Hesham, A. and S.A. Alrumman, 2016. Antibacterial activity of Miswak Salvadora persica extracts against isolated and genetically identified oral cavity pathogens. Technol. Health Care, 24: S841-S848.
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  30. Eid, E.M., A.F. El-Bebany, S.A. Alrumman, A.E.L. Hesham, M.A. Taher and K.F. Fawy, 2016. Effects of different sewage sludge applications on heavy metal accumulation, growth and yield of spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.). Int. J. Phytoremed., 19: 340-347.
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  31. Alrumman, S.A., A.E.L. Hesham and S.A. Alamri, 2016. Isolation, fingerprinting and genetic identification of indigenous PAHs degrading bacteria from oil-polluted soils. J. Environ. Biol., 37: 75-81.
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  32. Al-Sehemi, A.G., A. Irfan, S.A. Alrumman and A.E. Hesham, 2016. Antibacterial activities, DFT and QSAR studies of quinazolinone compounds. Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiopia, 30: 307-316.
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  33. Wang, Z., F. Pan, A.E.L. Hesham, Y. Gao, Y. Zhang and M. Yang, 2015. Impacts of produced water origin on bacterial community structures of activated sludge. J. Environ. Sci., 37: 192-199.
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  34. Sulaiman, A. and A. Hesham, 2015. Isolation, fingerprinting and genetic identification of indigenous PAHs degrading bacteria from oil-polluted soils. J. Environ. Biol., .
  35. Mostafa, O.M.S., A.E.L. Hesham and H.M.A.E. Einin, 2015. Genetic polymorphism of Bulinus truncatus the intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium in Egypt using ISSR markers. Int. J. Dev. Res., 5: 3540-3544.
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  36. Hesham, A.E.L., T.K. Ralebitso-Senior, Y. Zhang and Q.X. Li, 2015. Environmental biotechnology: Current advances, new knowledge gaps and emerging issues. BioMed Res. Int., Vol. 2015. 10.1155/2015/814529.
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  37. Hesham, A.E.L., N.H. Mohamed, M.A. Ismail and A.A. Shoreit, 2015. Degradation of natural rubber latex by new Streptomyces labedae strain ASU-03 isolated from Egyptian soil. Microbiol., 84: 351-358.
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  38. Hesham, A.E.L. and A. Sulaiman, 2015. Antibacterial activity of miswak (Salvadora persica) extracts against isolated and genetically identified oral cavity pathogens. Annals Microbiol., (In Press). .
  39. Hesham, A. and A. Sulaiman, 2015. Antibacterial activity of miswak (Salvadora persica) extracts against isolated and genetically identified oral cavity pathogens. Ann. Microbiol., .
  40. Al Sane, K.O. and A.E.L. Hesham, 2015. Biochemical and genetic evidences of anthocyanin biosynthesis and accumulation in a selected tomato mutant. Rendiconti Lincei, 26: 293-306.
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  41. Wambui, V., A.E.L. Hesham, H.O. Jo and J.M. Maina, 2014. Application of 26S rRNA gene sequencing and RFLP of ITS1-5.8 S-ITS2 analysis for the identification of Kluyveromyces strain BM9 producing biofuel. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Food Sci., 3: 379-379.
  42. Wambui, V., A. Hesham, J.O. Ogola and M. Julius, 2014. Molecular genetic identification and phylogeny of bio-ethanol producing yeast isolated from cheese whey. J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 8: 1157-1165.
  43. Hesham, A.E.L., V. Wambui, H.O. Jo and J.M. Maina, 2014. Phylogenetic analysis of isolated biofuel yeasts based on 5.8 S-ITS rDNA and D1/D2 26S rDNA sequences. J. Genet. Eng. Biotechnol., 12: 37-43.
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  44. Hesham, A.E.L., A.M.M. Mawad, Y.M. Mostafa and A. Shoreit, 2014. Biodegradation ability and catabolic genes of petroleum-degrading Sphingomonas koreensis strain ASU-06 isolated from Egyptian oily soil. BioMed Res. Int., 10.1155/2014/127674.
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  45. Hesham, A.E.L., A.M. Mawad, Y.M. Mostafa and A. Shoreit, 2014. Study of enhancement and inhibition phenomena and genes relating to degradation of petroleum polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in isolated bacteria. Microbiol., 83: 599-607.
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  46. Hesham, A., 2014. New safety and rapid method for extraction ofgenomic DNA from bacteria and yeast strains suitable for PCR amplifications. J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 8: 383-388.
  47. Hashem, M., S.A. Alamri, A.E.L. Hesham, F.M. Al-Qahtani and M. Kilany, 2014. Biocontrol of apple blue mould by new yeast strains: Cryptococcus albidus KKUY0017 and Wickerhamomyces anomalus KKUY0051 and their mode of action. Biocontrol Sci. Technol., 24: 1137-1152.
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  48. Hashem, M., A.E.L. Hesham, S.A. Alamri and S.A. Alrumman, 2014. Production of single-cell protein from wasted date fruits by Hanseniaspora uvarum KKUY-0084 and Zygosaccharomyces rouxii KKUY-0157. Ann. Microbiol., 64: 1505-1511.
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  49. Hashem, M., A.E. Hesham, S.A. Alrumman, S.A. Alamri and M.F. Moustafa, 2014. Indigenous yeasts of the rotten date fruits and their potentiality in bioethanol and single-cell protein production. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 16: 752-758.
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  50. Din, I., A.E.L. Hesham, A. Ahmad, C. Daqiang and S. Khan, 2014. PCR-DGGE and real-time PCR dsrB-based study of the impact of heavy metals on the diversity and abundance of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Biotechnol. Bioprocess Eng., 19: 703-710.
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  51. Alrumman, S.A., Y.S. Mostafa, S.A. Eifan, S.A. Alamri and A.E.L. Hesham, 2014. Isolation of thermoalkalophilic-α-amylase producing bacteria and optimization of potato waste water medium for enhancement of α-amylase production. Adv. Life Sci. Technol., 20: 41-51.
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  52. Alrumman, A.S., M.F. Moustafa, A. Hesham, S.A. Alamri and M. Hashem, 2014. Phytochemical analysis and inhibitory effects of extract of young fruits of Ficus palmate on some pathogenic microbes. Egypt. Acad. J. Biol. Sci., 6: 131-139.
  53. Hesham, A.E.L., S.A. Alrumman, S.A. Alamri, M. Hashem and M.F. Moustafa, 2013. Enrichment, isolation and genetic identification of a bacterium capable of degrading PAHs using 16S rDNA sequences. Arch. Sci., 66: 277-290.
  54. Hashem, M., A. Hesham, S.A. Alamri and A.S. Alrumman, 2013. Intermediate chemical and pharmaceutical compounds during fermentation of spoilage date fruits by Hanseniaspora guilliermondii KKUY-0045. Egypt. Acad. J. Biol. Sci., 6: 1-12.
  55. Heshamk, A., 2012. Molecular genetics tools to understand foaming and bulking filamentous bacteria in wastewater treatment plants. J. Microb. Biochem. Technol., 4: 27-28.
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  56. Hesham, A.L., S. Khan, Y. Tao, D. Li, Y. Zhang and M. Yang, 2012. Biodegradation of high molecular weight PAHs using isolated yeast mixtures: Application of meta-genomic methods for community structure analyses. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 19: 3568-3578.
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  57. Hesham, A.L., N.H. Mohamed, MA Ismail and A.A. Shoreit, 2012. 16S rRNA gene sequences analysis of ficus elastica rubber latex degrading thermophilic Bacillus strain ASU7 isolated from Egypt Biodegradation, 23: 717-724.
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  58. Hesham, A., 2012. Environmental meta-genome biotechnology. Hered.Genet., 1: e103-e103.
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  59. Hesham, A. and S.A. Alamri, 2012. Application of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to the analysis of sulfate reducing bacterial community in an oily bench scale reactor. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 11: 10221-10226.
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  60. Lv, W., A.E. Hesham, Y. Zhang, X. Liu and M. Yang, 2011. Impacts of cell surface characteristics on population dynamics in a sequencing batch yeast reactor treating vegetable oil-containing wastewater. Applied Microbiol. Biotechnol., 90: 1785-1793.
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  61. Hesham, A.E. and M.M. Hashem, 2011. Molecular genetic identification of yeast strains isolated from Egyptian soils for solubilization of inorganic phosphates and growth promotion of corn plants. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 21: 55-61.
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  62. Hesham, A., Q.R.M. Yang, 2011. Comparison of bacterial community structures in two systems of a sewage treatment plant using PCR-DGGE analysis. J. Environ. Sci., 23: 2049-2054.
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  63. Mahmoud, M.E., A.E.L. Hesham, Y.A.G. Ahmed and M. Sayed, 2010. Inhibition of melanogenesis by the extract from Agaricus blazei without affecting iNOS gene expression. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 26: 2029-2035.
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  64. Liu, R., D. Li, Y. Gao, Y. Zhang and S. Wu et al., 2010. Microbial diversity in the anaerobic tank of a full-scale produced water treatment plant. Process Biochem., 45: 744-751.
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  65. Khan, S., A.E. Hesham, M. Qiao, S. Rehman and J.Z. He, 2010. Effects of Cd and Pb on soil microbial community structure and activities. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int., 17: 288-296.
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  66. Islam-ud-Din, S. Khan, A. Hesham, A. Ahmad, S. Houbo and C. Daqiang, 2010. Physio-chemical characteristics and bacterial diversity in copper mining wastewater based on 16S rRNA gene analysis. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 46: 7891-7899.
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  67. El-Latif Hesham, A. and M. Yang, 2010. Biodegradation of Petroleum Compounds and Environmental Meta-Genomics: Biotechnology. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3838393414.
  68. Deng, Y., Y. Zhang, A.E. Hesham, R. Liu and M. Yang 2010. Cell surface properties of five polycyclic aromatic compound-degrading yeast strains. Applied Microbiol. Biotechnol., 86: 1933-1939.
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  69. Khan, S., A.E. Hesham, J. He, G. Qing, L. Shuang, 2009. Biodegradation of pyrene and catabolic genes in contaminated soils cultivated with Lolium multiflorum (L.). J. Soil Sediments, 9: 482-491.
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  70. Hesham, A.E., S.A. Alamri, S. Khan, M. Elsayed and H.M. Mahmoud, 2009. Isolation and molecular genetic characterization of a yeast strain able to degrade petroleum polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 8: 2218-2223.
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  71. Wang, Z., J. Li, Y. Zhang, S. He, A.E. Hesham, Z. Wang and M. Yang, 2007. Co-variations of bacterial composition and catabolic genes related to PAH levels in a produced water treatment system consisting of successive anaerobic and aerobic units. Sci. Total Environ., 373: 356-362.
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  72. Khan, S., Q. Cao, A.E.L. Hesham, Y. Xia and J.Z. He, 2007. Soil enzymatic activities and microbial community structure with different application rates of Cd and Pb. J. Environ. Sci., 19: 834-840.
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  73. Wang, Z., J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, A.E. Hesham and M. Yang, 2006. Molecular characterization of a bacterial consortium enriched from an oilfield that degrades phenanthrene. Biotechnol. Lett., 28: 617-621.
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  74. Hesham, A.E., Z. Wang, Y. Zhang, J. Zhang, W. Lv and M. Yang, 2006. Isolation and identification of a yeast strain capable of degrading four and five ring aromatic hydrocarbons. Ann. Mcrobiol., 56: 109-112.
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  75. Hesham, A.E., S. Khan, X. Liu, Y. Zhang, Z. Wang and M. Yang, 2006. Application of PCR-DGGE to analyse the yeast population dynamics in slurry reactors during degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in weathered oil. Yeast, 23: 879-887.
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  76. Omran, Y. and A. Hesham, 2003. Examining of some genetically improved yeast strains on vine vigor, yield component and fruit quality of roomy red grapevines. Assiut J. Agric. Sci., 34: 33-42.
  77. Hussein, S.Y., I.A. Soliman and A. Hesham, 2001. Growth performance, blood constituents thyroid hormones in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed diets contained canola meal and supplemented with yeast strains. Assiut. Vet. Med. J., 45: 75-93.
  78. Saleh, F.M., H.I. Tahany, M.R. El-Helw and A. Hesham, 1999. Effect of selection for wheat-meal fermentation period on some economic characters in saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Assiut J. Agric. Sci., 30: 217-226.