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Hussein Abdel-Haleem

Research Geneticist (Plants)

Plant Physiology & Genetics Research Unit

USDA-ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural ResearchCenter


Hussein Abdel-Haleem

Research Molecular Biologist
US Arid-Land Agricultural ResearchCenter

21881 North Cardon Lane
Maricopa, Arizona, USA 85138
520-316-6330 (FAX)


B. Sc 1993 Crop Sciences, Alexandria University, Egypt
M.Ag 1999 Applied Biological Sciences, Saga University, Japan
Ph.D 2005 Plant Science/Plant Genetics, Montana State University-Bozeman, USA



Research Interests:
My research program focuses on the improvement of industrial, biofuel and natural rubber crops, with emphasis on using conventional and molecular breeding methodologies. I also utilize remote sensing and high-throughput phenotyping and genotyping technologies, and develop genomics-based technologies to identify genes controlling abiotic stress resistance and yield traits. The end goal is to improve crop tolerance to abiotic stress and stabilize yields under stress conditions, thereby improving suitability and performance of these crops.


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