Dr. Adel A. Rezk

Dr. Adel A. Rezk

Associate Professor
King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia


Highest Degree
PostDoc. Student in Molecular Biotechnology from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

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Biography

Dr. Adel Rezk earned his Ph. D. From the Cairo University (Egypt) by cooperation with Wisconsin University (USA), Riverside with a specialization in plant virology. He currently is an Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science, King Faisal University (KFU)sense 2010. Previously he was a associate professor of the Plant Pathology institute at Agriculture research center, Egypt. His research has been on the molecular aspects of viruses infecting crops. He was a UNISCO Scholarship at Wisconsin University, USA. His PhD was about using the gene silencing to control TYLCV in tomato plants. Dr. Rezk has over 25 scientific papers and projects either presented or published. He is expert in many areas of Plant virology. Dr. Rezk is expertize in molecular science and plant virology field. He is a member in many counsels committee at the KFU.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Pathology
62%
Plant Virology
90%
Molecular Biology
75%
Plant Breeding
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Rezk, A.A., M.N. Sattar, K.A. Alhudaib and A.M. Soliman, 2019. Identification of watermelon chlorotic stunt virus from watermelon and zucchini in Saudi Arabia. Can. J. Plant Pathol., (In Press). 10.1080/07060661.2019.1567590.
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  2. Soliman, A.M., A.A. Rezk and K.A. Alhudaib, 2018. Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus and watermelon chlorotic stunt virus induced gene silencing in tobacco plants. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 17: 189-197.
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  3. Hassan, H.M., A.A. Rezk, A.A. Hassan, M.I. Al-Daej and M.M. El-Malky, 2018. Developing some promising lines resistant to Pyricularia grisea derived from Egyptian and American rice varieties (Oryza sativia L.). Plant Pathol. J., 17: 39-50.
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  4. Alhudaib, K.A., A.A. Rezk and A.M. Soliman, 2018. Current status of watermelon chlorotic stunt virus (WmCSV) on some cucurbit plants (Cucurbitaceae) in Alahsa region of Saudi Arabia. Scient. J. King Faisal Univ. (Basic Applied Sci.), 19: 37-45.
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  5. Rezk, A.A. and K.A. Alhudaib, 2017. Genetic diversity of tomato yellow leaf curl-like viruses in Saudi Arabia. J. Plant Sci., 12: 5-16.
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  6. Alhudaib, K.A., A. Rezk and M. Alsaleh, 2017. Identification of two phytoplasma groups in Alwijam-affected date palms and their possible alternative hosts in Saudi Arabia. Arab J. Biotechnol., 20: 51-62.

  7. Rezk, A.A., 2016. Molecular characterization of tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) infecting pepper and common bean. Int. J. Virol., 12: 1-9.

  8. Rezk, A., K. Alhudaib and A. Soliman, 2015. Characterization of cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) and development monoclonal antibodies using recombinant coat protein. Egypt. J. Virol., 12: 93-104.

  9. Ahmed, A.S. and A.A. Rezk, 2015. Antibody response and DNA polymorphism indicators among local Saudi chicken lines and other commercial and exotic chicken lines. Asian J. Poult. Sci., 9: 31-40.
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  10. Abhary, M. and A. Rezk, 2015. RNAi Technology: A Potential Tool in Plant Breeding. In: Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools. Al-Khayri, J.M., S.M. Jain and D.V. Johnson (Ed.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland., ISBN: 978-3-319-22520-3, pp: 397-427..
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  11. Alhudiab, K., W. Alaraby and A. Rezk, 2014. Molecular characterization of tomato yellow leaf curl disease associated viruses in Saudi Arabia. Int. J. Virol., 10: 192-203.
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  12. Alhudaib, K.A., A.A.S. Rezk, B.M.A. Abdel-Banat and A.M. Soliman, 2014. Molecular identification of the biotype of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) inhabiting the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. J. Biol. Sci., 14: 494-500.
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  13. Alhudaib, K. and A. Rezk, 2014. Molecular characterization of phytoplasma-associated disease in tomato (Lycopersicun esculentum) in Saudi Arabia. Int. J. Virol., 10: 180-191.

  14. El-Dougdoug, K.A., D.A. Rehab, A.A. Rezkand A.R. Sofy, 2012. Incidence of fruit trees viroid diseases by tissue print hybridization in Egypt. Int. J. Virol., 8: 114-120.
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  15. El-Dougdoug, K.A., A.A. Rezk, D.A. Rehab and A.R. Sofy, 2012. Partially nucleotide sequence and secondary structure of Chrysanthemum stunt viroid Egyptian isolate from infected-Chrysanthemum plants. Int. J. Virol., 8: 191-202.
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  16. Alhudaib, K. and A. Rezk, 2011. Prunus necrotic ringspot virus in apricot (Prunus armeniaca) and peach (P. persica) newly reported in Saudi Arabia. New Dis. Rep., Vol. 23. 10.5197/j.2044-0588.2011.023.026.
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  17. Alhudaib, K. and A. Rezk, 2011. First report of a phytoplasma associated with a witches' broom disease in tomato in Alhasa, Saudi Arabia. New Dis. Rep., Vol. 24. 10.5197/j.2044-0588.2011.024.020.
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  18. Abdelbacki, A.M., S.H. Taha, M.Z. Sitohy, A.I. Abou Dawood, M.M. Abd-El Hamid and A.A. Rezk, 2010. Inhibition of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) using whey proteins. Virol. J., Vol. 7. 10.1186/1743-422X-7-26.
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  19. Rezk, A.A., A.A. Ahmed, A.G. Farag and A.M. Soliman, 2009. Biological assay and molecular characterization of apricot isolate of Arabis mosaic virus. Arab J. Biotechnol., 12: 237-250.

  20. 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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  21. Anfoka, G., M. Abhary, F.H. Ahmad, A.F. Hussein and A. Rezk et al., 2008. Survey of tomato yellow leaf curl disease-associated viruses in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin. J. Plant Pathol., 90: 313-322.
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  22. 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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  23. Rezk, A.A., N.A. Abdallah, M. Abdel-Salam, M.K. Nakhla, H.M. Mazyad and D.P. Maxwell, 2006. Transgene-mediated RNA silencing of TYLCV genes affecting the accumulation of viral DNA in plants. Arab J. Biotech., 9: 143-157.
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  24. Abdel-Salam, A.M., N.A. Abdallah, D.Z.R. Soliman and A.A.S. Rezk, 2006. The incidence of squash leaf curl begomovirus (SqLCV) in Egypt. Arab J. Biotechnol., 9: 375-388.