Dr. Walid Ghazi Naffaa
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Dr. Walid Ghazi Naffaa

Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Damascus University, Syria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Physiophytopathology from Blaise Pascal University, France

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Dr. Walid Ghazi Naffaa is currently holds a position of Professor at the Plant Protection Department of the Faculty of Agriculture at Damascus university in Syria. He is mycologist and phytopathologist (fungal plant diseases). He was the vice dean of the forth faculty of Sciences at Damascus University for 4 years (2016-2019). He graduated from the University of Damascus, with Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering, specialty "Plant Protection". He had DEA diploma (diplôme d'études approfondies) in Molecular Biology, and Ph.D in Physio-phytopathology from the University of Blaise Pascal in France in 1998. He performed many scientific research missions in France, Germany and Japan. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals as well as 6 books. He participated in many international conferences in the field of phytopathology in Egypt, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Syria, Lebanon and France. Dr. Walid has received Al - Basil award for the best scientific research in 2015.

Area of Interest:

Agricultural Sciences
Plant Pathology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Zidan, L., D. Jawdat and W. Naffaa, 2022. Morphological and molecular characterization of Fusarium chlamydosporum, F. brachygibbosum and F. flocciferum associated with crown and root rot of wheat. Arab Soc. Plant Prot., 40: 175-181.
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  2. Walid, N., L. Al-Jaramany, A. Elbenay and R. Al-Mhethawi, 2022. Biological control of tomato damping-off and potato black scurf by seed treatment with Trichoderma harzianum. Jordan J. Biol. Sci., 15: 373-380.
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  3. Hamzeh, S., W. Nafaa and F. Azmeh, 2022. Occurrence of the hyperparasite Ampelomyces quisqualis on Golovinomyces neosalviae (Erysiphaceae), causal agent of powdery mildew on common sage (Salvia officinalis). Arab Soc. Plant Prot., 40: 158-163.
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  4. Zidan, L., W. Naffaa, A. Saleh and D. Jawdat, 2021. Morphological and molecular identification of Fusarium spp. associated with crown and root rot of cham-5 durum wheat in Syrian costal area. Arch. Phytopathology Plant Prot., Vol. 54. 10.1080/03235408.2021.1995250.
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  5. Akeed Y., F. Atrash and W. Naffaa, 2020. Partial purification and characterization of chitinase produced by bacillus licheniformis b307. Heliyon 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03858 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03858.
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  6. Akeed, Y., F. Atrash and W. Naffaa, 2020. Efficacy of the bacterium Bacillus licheniformis B307 as a biocontrol agent against tomato gray mold caused by Botrytis cinereal. Arab J. Pl. Prot., 37: 327-334.
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  7. Naffaa, W.G. and A. Rashid, 2017. Fungal pathogens associated with crown and collar rot of apple trees in southern Syria. Acta Agric. Slovenica, 109: 103-109.
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  8. Alimad, N., W. Naffaa and F. Azmeh, 2016. Initiation and development of Erysiphe necator Chasmothecia and their role in the epidemiology of Grapevine powdery mildew in Southern Syria. Acta Mycol., Vol. 51. 10.5586/am.1088.
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  9. Naffaa, W. and K. Sugawara, 2013. Detection and identification of Neotyphodium species from DNA extracted from a single seed stored in ethanol. Arab J. Arid Environ., 2: 12-20.
  10. Madania, A., M. Altawil, W. Naffaa, P.H. Volker and M. Hawat, 2013. Morphological and molecular characterization of Fusarium isolated from maize in Syria. J. Phytopathol., 161: 452-458.
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  11. Al-Assas, K. and W. Naffaa, 2011. Effectiveness of Paecilomyces variotii, plant extraction of hemlock Conium maculatum and some pesticides in controlling root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita on tomato. Arab J. Arid Environ., 4: 48-54.
  12. Al Fadil, T., W. Naffaa, Y. Martinez and G. Dechamp-Guillaume, 2011. Mode of penetration by Phoma macdonaldii in susceptible and tolerant sunflower genotypes. Arab J. Plant Protect., 29: 131-138.
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  13. Naffaa, W.G. and K.M.K. Al-Assas, 2010. Interaction of root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita and vascular wilt fungus Verticillium dahliae on cotton. Jordan J. Agric. Sci., 5: 90-97.
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  14. Al-Fadil, T.A., W. Naffaa, T.A. Fakher, B. Muzher and H. Amer, 2010. Apple stem canker disease in Sweida: The causal fungus and the susceptibility of some apple varieties to the disease. Arab J. Plant Prot., 28: 16-19.
  15. Naffaa, W. and V.H. Paul, 2009. Effect of some new fungicides on the in vitro growth of some pathogen fungi. Damascus Univ. J., 25: 145-158.
  16. Naffaa, W. and V.H. Paul, 2009. Effect of legume seed treatments by some fungicides to control Phoma spp., agent of root-rot disease. Damascus Univ. J., 25: 135-149.
  17. Naffaa, W. and H. Pilal, 2008. Testing of metam sodium and soil steaming efficacy as methyl bromide alternatives in controlling soil-borne fungi in the greenhouses. Damascus Univ. J., 24: 123-137.
  18. Faddoul, J. and W. Naffaa, 2008. Efficacy of soil solarization and dazomet as alternatives to methyl bromide in controlling soil-borne pathogenic fungi in the Greenhouses. Damascus Univ. J., 24: 99-111.
  19. Al-Kader, M.A.A., K. Al-Assas and W. Naffaa, 2005. The interaction between cyst nematode Heterodera latipons and root rot fungi Cochliobolus sativus. Arab J. Plant Protect., 23: 14-18.
  20. Al-Kader, M.A.A., K. Al-Assas and W. Naffaa, 2004. Plant nematode associated with the wheat rhizosphere in the southern region of Syria. Damascus Univ. J., 20: 335-343.
  21. Naffaa, W., C. Ravel, N. Boyer and J.J. Guillaumin, 1999. Peroxidase activity of perennial rye-grass and tall fescue seedlings artificially infected with endophytes. Agronomie, 19: 611-619.
  22. Naffaa, W., C. Astier, C. Ravel and J.J. Guillaumin, 1999. Creation of stable associations between perennial ryegrass or tall fescue and fungal endophytes. Agronomie, 19: 133-144.
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  23. Naffaa, W., C. Ravel and J.J. Guillaumin, 1998. Nutritional requirements for growth of fungal endophytes of grasses. Can. J. Microbiol., 44: 231-237.
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  24. Naffaa, W., C. Ravel and J.J. Guillaumin, 1998. A new group of endophytes in European grasses. Ann. Applied Biol., 132: 211-226.
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  25. Lewis, G.C., C. Ravel, W. Naffaa, C. Astier and G. Charmet, 1997. Occurrence of Acremonium endophytes in wild populations of Lolium spp. in European countries and a relationship between level of infection and climate in France. Ann. Applied Biol., 130: 227-238.
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