Dr. Sardar  Abulfazal Farooq

Dr. Sardar Abulfazal Farooq

Associate Professor
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman


Highest Degree
PostDoc. in Plant Sciences from University of Nevada, USA

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Tissue Culture
62%
Molecular Biology
90%
Biotechnology
75%
Cytogenetics
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Farooq, S.A., T.T. Farook and S.H. Al Rawahy, 2018. Adventitious and denovo somatic embryogenesis from nodal and leaf explants of Clerodendrum inerme. Am. J. Plant Physiol., 13: 53-57.
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  2. Yaish, M.W., R. Sunkar, Z. Yun, J. Bo, R. Al-Yahyai and S.A. Farooq, 2015. A genome-wide identification of the miRNAome in response to salinity stress in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 6. 10.3389/fpls.2015.00946.
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  3. Zair, A.I., A.R. Al Shahrani, S. Hussain and S.A. Farooq, 2014. Distribution of Rh Blood Group in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In: Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions, Farooq, S.A., R.M.M. Abed and S. Baqir (Eds.). Chapter 14, Nova Science Publishers, USA., ISBN: 9781631178696, pp: 145-150.
  4. Waly, M.I., A.S. Al-Rawahi, M. Al Riyami, M.A. Al-Kindi and H.K. Al-Issaei et al., 2014. Amelioration of azoxymethane induced-carcinogenesis by reducing oxidative stress in rat colon by natural extracts. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 14. 10.1186/1472-6882-14-60.
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  5. Sajwani, A., S.A. Farooq and V.M. Bryant, 2014. Studies of bee foraging plants and analysis of pollen pellets from hives in Oman. Palynology, 38: 207-223.
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  6. Sajwani, A. and S.A. Farooq, 2014. Determination of the Botanical and Geographical Origins of Honey in Northern Oman. In: Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions, Farooq, S.A., R.M.M. Abed and S. Baqir (Eds.). Chapter 18, Nova Science Publishers, USA., ISBN: 9781631178696, pp: 181-192.
  7. Farooq, S.A., S.H. Al Rashdi and T.T. Farook, 2014. Biolistic Delivery of Plasmid DNA in Omani Date Palm. In: Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions, Farooq, S.A., R.M.M. Abed and S. Baqir (Eds.). Chapter 23, Nova Science Publishers, USA., ISBN: 9781631178696, pp:237-240.
  8. Farooq, S.A., R.M.M. Abed and S. Baqir, 2014. Biotechnology and Conservation of species from Arid Regions. Nova Publishers, USA., ISBN: 978-1-63117-869-6, Pages: 583.
  9. Al Dhafri, K.S., S.A. Farooq. E. Eltayeb and S.N. Bahry, 2014. Antimicrobial Compounds from Ethano-Medicinal Plants of Oman. In: Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions, Farooq, S.A., R.M.M. Abed and S. Baqir (Eds.). Chapter 29, Nova Science Publishers, USA., ISBN: 9781631178696, pp: 311-326.
  10. Farooq, S.A., T.T. Farook, R.S. Khan, A. Al Khayat and E.A. Eltayeb, 2013. Phytochemistry and Phytotherapy of Moringa oleifera (Drumstick). In: Food as Medicine, Essa, M. and M.A. Memon (Eds.). Nova Publishers, New York, USA., pp: 395-410.
  11. Al-Rawahy, S.H., H. Sulaiman, S.A. Farooq, M.F. Karam and N. Sherwani, 2013. Effect of O3 and CO2 levels on growth, biochemical and nutrient parameters of alfalfa (Medicago sativa). APCBEE Proc., 5: 288-295.
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  12. Waly, M.I., A. Ali, N. Guizani, A.S. Al-Rawahi, S.A. Farooq and M.S. Rahman, 2012. Pomegranate (Punica granatum) peel extract efficacy as a dietary antioxidant against azoxymethane-induced colon cancer in rat. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 13: 4051-4055.
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  13. Farooq, S.A., R.S. Khan and T.T. Farook, 2012. Tissue Culture Studies in Date Palm. In: Dates: Production, Processing, Food and Medicinal Values, Manickavasagan, A., M.M. Essa and E. Sukumar (Eds.). Chapter 2, CRC Press, USA., ISBN: 9781439849453, pp: 13-28.
  14. Al Rawahy, S.H. and S.A. Farooq, 2012. Influence of intracellular Na+, K+ and Cl- on the salt tolerance in suspension cell cultures of Medicago media. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 11: 4499-4512.
  15. Farooq, S.A., T.F. Talat and S.H. Al-Rawahy, 2011. Bioactive Compounds from Tribulus terrestris L. (Zygophyllaceae) and their Health Benefits. In: Natural Products and their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention, Essa, M.M. and A. Manickavasagan (Eds.). Chapter 18, Nova Science Publishers, USA., pp: 248-268.
  16. Hussain, S.A.S., S.A. Farooq and S.R. Ahmed, 2010. Screening of promising high yielding groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) cultivars for drought tolerance using chlorophyll stability index. Green Farm., 2: 215-217.
  17. Semhi, K., O.A. Abdalla, S. Al Khirbash, T. Khan, S. Asaidi and S. Farooq, 2009. Mobility of rare earth elements in the system soils-plants-groundwaters: A case study of an arid area (Oman). Arabian J. Geosci., 2: 143-150.
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  18. Sajwani., A., S.A. Farooq, E.A. Eltayeb and A. Patzelt, 2007. Melissopalynological studies from Oman. Palynology, 31: 63-79.
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  19. Sajwani, A.M., E.A. Eltayeb, S.A. Farooq and A. Patzelt, 2007. Sugar and protein profiles of omani honey from Muscat and Batinah regions of Oman. Int. J. Food Properties, 10: 675-690.
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  20. Farooq, S.A. and T.T. Farooq, 2003. Rapid clonal propagation of Tamarindus indica (L) using explants from adult trees. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 6: 1591-1592.
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  21. Farooq, S.A., T.T. Farooq and T.V. Rao, 2002. Micropropagation of Annona squamosa L. using nodal explants. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 5: 43-46.
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  22. Siddiqui, Z.M., S.A. Farooq and Y.B.N. Rao, 1999. High frequency clonal propagation of Carica papaya under in vitro conditions through epicotyl explants. Adv. Plant Sci., 11: 314-344.
  23. Khanam, A., Y.B.N. Rao and S.A. Farooq, 1999. Standard in vitro protocol for high frequency mass micropropagation of jojoba [Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider]. Adv. Plant Sci., 12: 361-366.
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  24. Jaffer, T.M.R., E.A. Eltayeb, S.A. Farooq and S.N. Al-bahry, 1999. Lead pollution levels in sultanate of Oman and its effect on plant growth and development. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 2: 25-30.
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  25. Eltayeb, E.A., A.S. Al-hasni and S.A. Farooq, 1999. Changes in soluble sugar content during the development of fruits in some varieties of omani date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 2: 255-258.
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  26. Nizam, J., ‎I.A. Khan and ‎S.A. Farooq, 1998. Genetic and Breeding Strategies for Improvement of Pulse Crops. Ukaz Publications, Hyderabad, India, ISBN: 81-900441-3-3, Pages: 353.
  27. Cichon, S., M. Anker, I.R. Vogt, H. Rohleder and M. Putzstuck et al., 1998. Cloning, genomic organization, alternative transcripts and mutational analysis of the gene responsible for autosomal recessive universal congenital alopecia. Hum. Mol. Genet., 7: 1671-1679.
  28. Siddiqui, Z.M. and S.A. Farooq, 1997. Tissue culture studies on nodal explants of guava. Indian J. Hort., 54: 276-279.
  29. Reddy, S.K., S. Nagaraju, P.V. Srihari and S.A. Farooq, 1997. Rapid in-vitro propagation of Teak (Tectona grandis L.F). Indian Forester, 123: 778-780.
  30. Siddiqui, Z.M. and S.A. Farooq, 1996. Role of anti-oxidants in the elimination of phenolic compounds from the in vitro cultures of Psidium guajava L.(Guava). Adv. Plant Sci., 9: 155-158.
  31. Khan, I.A. and S.A. Farooq, 1996. Role of Biotechnology in Pulse Crops. Ukaz Publications, Hyderabad, India, ISBN: 81-900441-2-5, Pages: 223.
  32. Farook, T.T., A. Khanum and S.A. Farooq, 1996. Emerging Techniques in Biotechnology for Pulse Improvement. In: Role of Biotechnology in Pulse Crops, Khan, I.A. and S.A. Farook (Eds.). Premier Publishing House, India, pp: 40-66.
  33. Siddiqui, Z.M. and S.A. Farooq, 1995. Hormonal requirements for callusing and regeneration in different explants of Carica papaya L. Int. J. Mendel, 12: 15-17.
  34. Siddiqui, Z.M. and S.A. Farooq, 1994. Tissue culture studies on the nodal explants of Psidium gujava (Guava). Front. Plant Sci., 2: 261-264.
  35. Rao, T.V. and S.A. Farooq, 1994. Preliminary investigations on the in vitro studies in Annoa squamosa. Front. Plant Sci., 2: 265-268.
  36. Hazari, M.S., T.T. Farook and S.A. Farooq, 1994. In vitro plantlet regeneration in Setaria italic. Adv. Plant Sci., 7: 96-99.
  37. Reddy, S.K. and S.A. Farook, 1993. Mutagenic effectiveness and efficiency of Sodium azide, diethyl sulphate and gamma rays in Helianthus annuus. Asian J. Plant Sci., 5: 51-55.
  38. Hazari, M.S. and S.A. Farooq, 1993. Gamma ray induced seedling injury and chlorophyll mutations in two varieties of Setaria italic. J. Mendel, 10: 91-92.
  39. Reddy, S.K., A.M.M. Rao, T.T. Farook and S.A. Farooq, 1992. Tissue culture studies in sunflower. Adv. Plant Sci., 5: 405-410.
  40. Reddy, S.K., T.T. Farook, A. Khanum and S.A. Farook, 1991. Mutagen induced variation of oil content in sunflower. J. Mendel, 8: 159-161.
  41. Khan, I.A. and S.A. Farooq, 1991. Genetic Improvement of Pulse Crops, Vol. II. Premier Publishing House, India, Pages: 254.
  42. Reddy, S.K., T. Farook, K.S. Charya and S.A. Farook, 1990. Induction of callus from various explants in sunflower. J. Mendel, 7: 303-308.
  43. Reddy, S.K., A.M. Rao and S.A. Farooq, 1990. Induced variation in protein content of sunflower seed. Res. J. Plant Environ., 8: 85-88.
  44. Khan, I.A. and S.A. Farooq, 1990. Genetic Improvement of Pulse Crops, Vol. I. Premier Publishing House, India, Pages: 361.
  45. Farooq, S.A. and I.A. Khan, 1989. Recent Advances in Genetics and Cytogenetics. Premier Publishing House, India, Pages: 482.
  46. Farooq, S.A. and T.T. Farook, 1988. Protoplast Isolation, Culture and Regeneration of Plants. In: Recent Advances in Genetics and Cytogenetics, Farook, S.A. and I.A. Khan (Eds.). Premier Publishing House, India, pp: 447-455.
  47. Farooq, S.A. and A.P.R. Chander, 1988. Tissue Culture Studies in Ragi. In: Recent Advances in Genetics and Cytogenetics, Farook, S.A. and I.A. Khan (Eds.). Premier Publishing House, India, pp: 471-478.
  48. Chander, A.P.R., K.B. Reddy and S.A. Farooq, 1987. Effect of Daunomycin on root meristem cells at different recovery periods. Agric. Biol. Res., 3: 62-64.
  49. Farooq, S.A., 1986. Role of centromeric heterochromatin in centromere separation. Perspect. Cytol. Genet., 5: 67-70.
  50. Farooq, S.A. and T.T. Farook, 1986. Somatic crossing over in soybean. An effective eukaryotic in vivo test system for detecting environmental mutagens. Perspect. Cytol. Genet., 5: 603-606.
  51. Farooq, S.A. and T.T. Farook, 1986. Chromosome analysis in callus cultures of Barley. Perspect. Cytol. Genet., 5: 169-172.
  52. Vig, B.K., M. Cornforth and S.A. Farooq, 1982. Hyperthermic potentiation of chromosome aberrations by anti-cancer antibiotics. Cell Genet., 33: 35-41.
  53. Vig, B.K. and S.A. Farooq, 1981. Somatic mosaicism in plants with special reference to somatic crossing over. Environ. Res., 7: 27-36.
  54. Farooq, S.A. and B.K. Vig, 1981. Suppression of somatic crossing over in Glycine max by deoxyribosecytidine. J. Rad., 3: 158-165.
  55. Farooq, S.A. and B.K. Vig, 1981. Non-random centromere divisions: Analysis of G-banded chromosomes. Acta Biol. Acad. Sci., 3: 55-59.
  56. Farooq, S.A. and B.K. Vig, 1980. The action of anthracyclins on the chromosomes. Environ. Res., 6: 300-310.
  57. Farooq, S.A. and B.K. Vig, 1980. Studies on centromere separation: Analysis of mitotic chromosomes of Crepis capillaris and Haplopappus gracilis. Biologisches Zentralblatt., 99: 675-682.
  58. Farooq, S.A. and B.K. Vig, 1980. Sequence of centromere separation: Analysis of mitotic chromosomes in a reconstructed karyotype of Vicia faba L. Biologisches Zentralblatt., 99: 683-693.
  59. Farooq, S.A. and J. Nizam, 1978. Variation in protein profiles in gamma irradiated chick pea. J. Nucl. Agric. Biol., 7: 90-92.
  60. Farooq, S.A. and J. Nizam, 1978. Mutagenic sensitivity of base specific chemicals in chick pea. Indian J. Bot., 1: 80-83.