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·     Ashraf S.A. El-Sayedp, Asma Akbarg, Irum Iqrarg, Robina Alib, David Normang, Mary Brennanb, Ali, G.S.  (2018) A glucanolytic Pseudomonas sp. associated with Smilax bona-nox L. displays strong activity against Phytophthora spp. Microbiological Research 207:140-152 (

·     Asma Akbarg, Ali G.S. Farrukh Siyar Hamidb  and Sonia Samreenb, N.S., (2017) Screening Camelia sinensis Germplasm Against Grey Leaf Blight of Tea. J of Agricultural Studies (Vol. 5, No. 4, December 2017) 

·     Aftab Khanp, Ashraf El-Sayedp, Asma Akbarg, Arianna Mangravita-Novo, Shaheen Bibig, Zunaira Afzalg, David Norman and Ali, G.S. (2017) A highly efficient ligation-independent cloning system for CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing in plants. Plant Methods 13:86

·     El-Sayedp, A.S., Rabieg, G.H., El-Gazzarg, N.S., Ali G.S. (2017) Immobilization and characterization of purified Aspergillus flavus peroxidase mediated silver nanoparticle synthesis: peroxidase surface reactive residues are implemented for reduction of silver ions, more than its active sites. J Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology (DOI:10.4172/2157-7439.1000420)

·     Ali M, Abbasi BH, Ahmad N, Khan H, Ali, G.S.  (2017) Strategies to enhance biologically active-secondary metabolites in cell cultures of Artemisia - current trends. Crit Rev Biotechnol 37(7):833-851. doi: 10.1080/07388551

·     Panabieres, F., Ali, G.S., Alagui, M.B., Dalio, R.J.D., Gudmestad, N.C., Kuhn, M.L., Guha Roy, S., Schena, L. and Zampounis, A. (2016) Phytophthora nicotianae diseases worldwide: new knowledge of a long-recognised pathogen. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 55, 20-40.

·     Jaimin S. Patel*, Anne Vitoreli*, Aaron J. Palmateer, Ashraf El-Sayed, David J. Norman, Erica Goss, Mary S. Brennan and Ali, G. S. (2016) Characterization of Phytophthora spp. isolated from ornamental plants in Florida. Plant Disease 100:500-5009

·     Ali, M., Kim, B., Belfield, K., Norman, D. J., Brennan, M., and Ali, G. S. (2016). Green synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using Artemisia absinthium aqueous extract- A comprehensive study. Materials Science and Engineering C:Materials for Biological Engineering.58:359-365

·     Ali, G. S. et al. (2015) Ex vivo application of secreted metabolites produced by soil-inhabiting Bacillus spp. efficiently controls foliar diseases caused by Alternaria spp. Appl Environ Microbiol: doi: 10.1128/AEM.02662-15

·     El-Sayed, A. S., Yassin, M. A., and Ali, G. S. (2015). Transcriptional and proteomic profiling of Aspergillus flavipes in response to sulfur starvation. PLoS One 10:e0144304.

·     Ali G.S., Norman D, El-Sayed AS. (2015). Soluble and Volatile Metabolites of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPRs): Role and Practical Applications in Inhibiting Pathogens and Activating Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR), Advances in Botanical Research. Academic Press.

·     Ashraf S.A. El-Sayed, Marwa A. Yassin1, Salwa A. Khalaf1, Mohamed El-Batri1, Gul Shad Ali, Sadik Esener. (2015). Biochemical and Pharmacokinetic properties of PEGylated Cystathionine γ-Lyase from Aspergillus carneus KF723837. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol DOI: 10.1159/000437331

·     El-Sayed, A.S, Abdel-Azeim, S, Ibrahim, H.M., Yassin M.A. Abdel-Ghany S.E., Esener, S. Ali, G.S. (2015). Biochemical Stability and Molecular Dynamic Characterization of Aspergillus fumigatus Cystathionine γ-Lyase in Response to Various Reaction Effectors. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 81:31-46

·     Patel, J. S., Brennan, M. S., Khan, A. & Ali, G. S. (2015). Implementation of loop-mediated isothermal amplification methods in lateral flow devices for the detection of Rhizoctonia solani. Can J Plant Pathol 37, 118-129, doi:Doi 10.1080/07060661.2014.996610

·     Ali, M., Kim, B., Belfield, K., Norman, D. J., Brennan, M. & Ali, G. S. (2015). Inhibition of Phytophthora parasitica and P. capsici by silver nanoparticles synthesized using aqueous extract of Artemisia absinthium. Phytopathology 105:1183-90 doi:10.1094/PHYTO-01-15-0006-R.

·     Kamoun, S., Furzer, O., Jones, J. D., Judelson, H. S., Ali, G. S., Dalio, R. J., Roy, S. G., Schena, L., Zambounis, A., Panabieres, F., Cahill, D., Ruocco, M., Figueiredo, A., Chen, X. R., Hulvey, J., Stam, R., Lamour, K., Gijzen, M., Tyler, B. M., Grunwald, N. J., Mukhtar, M. S., Tome, D. F., Tor, M., Van den Ackerveken, G., McDowell, J., Daayf, F., Fry, W. E., Lindqvist-Kreuze, H., Meijer, H. J., Petre, B., Ristaino, J., Yoshida, K., Birch, P. R. & Govers, F. (2015). The Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology. Mol Plant Pathol 16:413-434, doi:10.1111/mpp.12190.

·     Ali, M., Abbasi, B. H. & Ali, G. S. (2014). Elicitation of antioxidant secondary metabolites with jasmonates and gibberellic acid in cell suspension cultures of Artemisia absinthium L. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult, 120:1099-1106, doi:10.1007/s11240-014-0666-2 (2014).

·     Celesnikp, H., Ali, G. S., Robison, F. M. & Reddy, A. S. (2013). Arabidopsis thaliana VOZ (Vascular plant One-Zinc finger) transcription factors are required for proper regulation of flowering time. Biology open 2, 424-431, doi:10.1242/bio.20133764.

·     Patelp, J. S., Norman, D. J., Brennan, M. S. & Ali, G. S. (2013). First Report of Elm Canker caused by Pestalotiopsis mangiferae in the United States. Plant Disease 97, 426, doi:10.1094/pdis-09-12-0865-pdn

·     Merritt, J. L., Dickstein, E., Johnson, R. S., Ward, M., Balaam, R. J., Harmon, C. L., Harmon, P. F., Ali, G. S., Palmateer, A. J., Schubert, T. & van Bruggen, A. H. C. (2012). Survey of ornamental nurseries in Florida participating in the U S -Canadian Greenhouse Certification Program. HortTechnology 22, 169-176.

·     Thomas, J., Palusa, S. G., Prasad, K. V., Ali, G. S., Surabhi, G. K., Ben-Hur, A., Abdel-Ghany, S. E. & Reddy, A. S. (2012). Identification of an intronic splicing regulatory element involved in auto-regulation of alternative splicing of SCL33 pre-mRNA. The Plant Journal 72, 935-946, doi:10.1111/tpj.12004.

·     Day, I. S., Golovkin, M., Palusa, S. G., Link, A., Ali, G. S., Thomas, J., Richardson, D. N. Reddy, A. S. (2012). Interactions of SR45, an SR-like protein, with spliceosomal proteins and an intronic sequence: insights into regulated splicing. The Plant Journal 71, 936-947, doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05042.x


(Prior to 2011)

·       Yang, T. Ali, G.S. et al. 2010. Calcium/calmodulin-regulated receptor-like kinase CRLK1 interacts with MEKK1 in plants. Plant Signal Behav 5, doi:12225 [pii]10.1074/jbc.M109.035659 (2010).

·       Liqun Du, Ali G.S., Kayla A. Simons, Jingguo Hou, Tianbao Yang, A.S.N.Reddy and B. W. Poovaiah. (2009) Ca2+/calmodulin Regulates Salicylic Acid-mediated Plant Immunity. Nature 26;457(7233):1154-8. Epub 2009 Jan 4.

·       Ali, G.S. and A.S.N. Reddy. (2008a) PAMP-Triggered Immunity: Early Events in the Activation of FLAGELLIN SENSITIVE2. Plant Signal Behav 3 (6): 423-426.

·       Ali, G.S., K.V.S.K. Prasad, Irene Day and A.S.N. Reddy. (2007a). Ligand-Dependent Reduction in the Membrane Mobility of FLAGELLIN SENSITIVE2, an Arabidopsis Receptor-Like Kinase. Plant Cell Physiol. 48:1601-11.

·       Ali, G.S., Reddy, V.S., Lindgren, P.B., Jakobek, J.L. and A.S.N. Reddy (2003a) Differential expression of genes encoding calmodulin-binding proteins in response to bacterial pathogens and inducers of defense responses. Plant Mol Biol 51:803-815.

·       Ali, G. S., G.E. Harman, and B. I. Reisch. (2003b) The Interaction of Trichoderma-Endochitinase, a Synthetic Peptide ESF12 and Resveratrol in Controlling Fungal Growth in vitro.  Eur J Plant Pathol 109:639-644.

·       Reddy V.S., Ali G.S. and Reddy A.S. N. (2003c) Characterization of a pathogen-induced calmodulin-binding protein: mapping of four Ca2+-dependent calmodulin-binding domains. Plant Mol Biol 52:143-159.

·       Reddy V.S.*, Ali G.S.* (Co-first author) and Reddy A.S. (2002a) Genes encoding calmodulin-binding proteins in the Arabidopsis genome. J Biol Chem 277: 9840-9852.

·       Irene S. Day, V. S. Reddy, Ali, G.S. and A.S.N. Reddy (2002b) Analysis of EF-hand-containing proteins in Arabidopsis. Genome Biol 3 (10):1-24.

·       Ali, G.S. and A.S.N. Reddy. (2000) Inhibition of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens by synthetic peptides: In vitro growth inhibition, interaction between peptides and inhibition of disease progression. Mol Plant-Microbe Interac 13:874-879.

·       Kikkert, J.R. G.S. Ali, M.J. Striem, M.-H. Martens, P.G. Wallace, L. Molino, and B.I. Reisch. (1997) Genetic Engineering of Grapevine (Vitis sp.) for Enhancement of Disease Resistance. Acta Horticulturae 447:273-279.