Sharjah Seed bank & Herbarium : A new lab facility in Al Dhaid, Sharjah
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi visits Seed Laboratory at SSBH, Al Dhaid.
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi visits Herbarium at SSBH, Al Dhaid.
UAE’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi visits Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium in Al Dhaid
SHARJAH SEED BANK & HERBARIUM
Sanjay Gairola, Tamer Mahmoud, Hatem A. Shabana, Asma Al Ketbi & S.S. Phatryal (2020). Effect of seed-size (mass) variation on germination in three species from arid Arabian deserts. Botany – Accepted for publication.
Bhatt, A., Gairola, S., Carón, M. M., Santo, A., Murru, V., El-Keblawy, A., & Mahmoud, T. (2020). Effects of light, temperature, salinity, and maternal habitat on seed germination of Aeluropus lagopoides (Poaceae): an economically important halophyte of arid Arabian deserts. Botany, 98(2): 117-125.
Saddhe, A. A., Jamdade, R. A., & Gairola, S. (2020). Recent Advances on Cellular Signaling Paradigm and Salt Stress Responsive Genes in Halophytes. In: M. N. Grigore (ed.) Handbook of Halophytes: From Molecules to Ecosystems towards Biosaline Agriculture. Springer Nature, Switzerland. 1-26.
Gairola, S., Shabana, H.A., Mahmoud, T., El-Keblawy, A. and Santo, A. (2019). Evaluating germinability of eight desert halophytes under long-term seed storage: Implications for conservation. Plant Diversity, 41(4): 229-236.
Gairola, S., Shabana, H. A., Mahmoud, T., & Santo, A. (2019). Seed germination of Kickxia acerbiana, a rare annual of the Arabian Desert. Seed Science and Technology, 47(1): 53-58.
Jamdade, R.A., Mahmoud, T., Gairola, S. (2019). Prospects of genomic resources available at the global databases for the flora of United Arab Emirates. 3 Biotech, 9(9): 333.
Fakhry, A. M., El-Keblawy, A., Shabana, H. A., Gamal, I. E., & Shalouf, A. (2019). Microhabitats Affect Population Size and Plant Vigor of Three Critically Endangered Endemic Plants in Southern Sinai Mountains, Egypt. Land, 8(6): 86.
Sanjay Gairola, Tamer Mahmoud and Hatem A. Shabana (2019). Diversity and distribution of salt-tolerant plants of the United Arab Emirates: perspectives for sustainable utilization and future research. Sabkha Ecosystems, 49, Volume VI: Asia/Pacific – Tasks for Vegetation Science, Springer International Publishing..
Shabana, H.A. (2019). Plant dispersal strategies of different ecological desert habitats of United Arab Emirates. Programa Doctorado Diversidad Organismos y Medio ambiente. https://bit.ly/2lS7KZu
Jamdade, R., Al Shaer, K. I., Al Harthi, E. K., Al Sallani M., Al Jasmi M., Mohammed A. (2019). Evaluation of Arabian plant barcodes: An effort on integration of machine learning approach towards accurate species identification. Scientific abstracts from the 8th International Barcode of Life Conference, Genome 387.
Mosa, K.A., Sanjay Gairola, Rahul Jamdade, El-Keblawy, A, Khawla Al Shaer, Eman Al Harthi, Hatem A. Shabana and Tamer Mahmoud (2019). The promise of molecular and genomic techniques for biodiversity research and DNA barcoding of the Arabian Peninsula flora. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9: 1929.
Gairola, S., and El-Keblawy, A. (2019). Seed germination behavior of five Resedaceae species from arid Arabian desert: gibberellic acid and light effects. Plant Biosystems, 154(5): 635-642.
El-Keblawy A., Shabana H. A., Navarro T. (2018). Seed mass and germination traits relationships among different plant growth forms with aerial seed bank in the sub-tropical arid Arabian deserts. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 18: 393-404.
Shabana H. A., Navarro T., El-Keblawy A. (2018). Dispersal traits in the hyper-arid hot desert of the United Arab Emirates. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 151(2): 194-208.
El-Keblawy, A., Gairola, S., Elsheikh, E. A., Hussain, M. I., & Abhilash, P. C. (2018). Variability in seed germination behaviour of six grasses under laboratory and natural field conditions: implications for restoration of degraded lands in subtropical arid deserts. Tropical Ecology, 59(4): 715-726.
Tamer Mahmoud, Hatem A. Shabana and Sanjay Gairola (2018). First report on the flora of dams and water breakers in the arid desert of United Arab Emirates. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 50(6): 2301-2310.
Aplin, D. M. (2018). Major Seed Bank Opens in United Arab Emirates. Samara, The International Newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership 34: pp. 14.
Sanjay Gairola, Khawla Al Shaer, Eman Al Harthi and Kareem A. Mosa (2018). Strengthening desert plant biotechnology research in the United Arab Emirates: a viewpoint. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 21: 521-533.
Patil, T. S., Jamdade, R. A., Patil, S. M., Govindwar, S. P., & Muley, D. V. (2018). DNA barcode based delineation of freshwater fishes from northern Western Ghats of India, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(13): 3349-3371.
Sanjay Gairola, Hatem A. Shabana, Tamer Mahmoud, and Andrea Santo (2017). Effects of seed colour heterogeneity on germination behaviour of a desert plant, Lotononis platycarpa (Fabaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany, 36(3): 01617.
El-Keblawy, A, Hatem A. Shabana, Navarro, T. and Soliman, S. (2017). Effect of maturation time on dormancy and germination of Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbitaceae) seeds from the Arabian hyper-arid deserts. BMC Plant Biology, 17(1): 263.
Sanjay Gairola, Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Hatem A. Shabana, Tamer Mahmoud and Ali El-Keblawy (2017). Biodiversity conservation in Arabian Peninsula: a need for a research network. Current Science, 113: 2238-2239.
Sanjay Gairola, Hatem Shabana and Tamer Mahmoud (2017). Conservation of native plant germplasm in Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium and future implications for seed-based restoration. Proceedings of an international symposium and workshop on “Native seeds in restoration of dryland ecosystems” November 20-23, 2017 state of Kuwait.
EL-Sadek L.M., El-Badan G.E., Shabana H.A. (2017). Genetic Diversity of the Endemic Species Phlomis aurea in Southern Sinai, Egypt. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference “Plant & Microbial Biotech. & their Role in the Development of the Society” Egypt. pp. 147 -159.
Saddhe, A. A., Jamdade, R. A., & Kumar, K. (2017). Evaluation of multilocus marker efficacy for delineating mangrove species of West Coast India. PLoS ONE, 12(8).
El-Keblawy, A, Hatem A. Shabana, Navarro, T. (2017). Seed size, storage and germination requirements can shape plant community structure in arid Arabian deserts. Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography (conference abstract).
Sanjay Gairola, Tamer Mahmoud, Hatem Shabana and Ali El-Keblawy (2016). Growing knowledge about the floral diversity of United Arab Emirates: new additions and conservation through seed banking. Tribulus, 24: 136-143.
Ali El-Keblawy and Sanjay Gairola (2016). Dormancy Regulating Chemicals Alleviate Innate Seed Dormancy and Promote Germination of Desert Annuals. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 36: 300-311.
Gallacher, D., Khafaga, M. T., Ahmed, M. T. M., & Shabana, H. A. (2016). Plant species identification via drone images in an arid shrubland. In Proceedings of the 10th International Rangeland Congress (pp. 981-982).
Tamer Mahmoud, Sanjay Gairola, Hatem Shabana, & El-Keblawy, A. (2016). Contribution to the flora of United Arab Emirates: Glinus lotoides(Molluginaceae) and Senna occidentalis (Fabaceae) two new records. Biodiversity Journal, 7 (2): 223-228.
Sanjay Gairola, Ali El-Keblawy & Tamer Mahmoud (2016) A note on the Current distribution of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia(Solanaceae) in the United Arab Emirates. National Academy Science Letters, 39(6): 461-464.
Shaltout, K. H., Ahmed, D. A., & Shabana, H. A. (2016). Distribution of the species associated with Phlomis aurea Decne along an elevation gradient in Southern Sinai, Egypt. Ecologia Mediterranea, 42(1): 65-77.
Ali El-Keblawy, Sanjay Gairola, Arvind Bhatt & Tamer Mahmoud (2016) Effects of maternal salinity on salt tolerance during germination of Suaeda aegyptiaca, a facultative halophyte in the Arab Gulf desert. Plant Species Biology, 32: 45-53.
Ali El-Keblawy, Arvind Bhatt & Sanjay Gairola (2015) Storage on maternal plants affects light and temperature requirements during germination in two small seeded halophytes in the Arabian deserts. Pakistan Journal of Botany 47(5): 1701-1708.
Ali El-Keblawy, Sanjay Gairola & Arvind Bhatt (2015) Maternal Habitat Affects Germination Requirements of Anabasis setifera, a succulent desert shrub of the Arabian Deserts. Acta Botanica Brasilica, 30(1): 35-40.
Arvind Bhatt, Sanjay Gairola & Ali El-Keblawy (2015) Seed colour affects dormancy and germination requirements in two species of Lotus(Fabaceae). International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 64(2), 483-492.
Tamer Mahmoud, Sanjay Gairola, Hatem Shabana, Ali El-Keblawy (2015). Sesbania bispinosa(Jacq.) W. Wight and Trifolium repens (Fabales Fabaceae) two new legume records for natural flora of the United Arab Emirates. Biodiversity Journal, 6: 719-722.
Sanjay Gairola, Tamer Mahmoud and Ali El-Keblawy (2015). Sphaeralcea bonariensis(Malvaceae): A newly recorded introduced species in the flora of the United Arab Emirates. Phytotaxa, 213 (2): 151-154.
Ali El-Keblawy, Arvind Bhatt and Sanjay Gairola (2015). Developing sea watered landscapes: a potential way to reduce stress on fresh water resources. Current Science, 108: 1773-1774.
Sanjay Gairola, Arvind Bhatt and Ali El-Keblawy (2015). A perspective on potential use of halophytes for reclamation of salt-affected lands. Wulfenia, 22: 88-97.
Tamer Mahmoud, Sanjay Gairola, & Ali El-Keblawy (2015). Large old trees need more conservation attention: A case of Tamarix aphyllain the arid deserts of the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 8: 183-185.
Tamer Mahmoud, Sanjay Gairola and Ali El-Keblawy (2015). Parthenium hysterophorusand Bidens pilosa, two new records to the invasive weed flora of the United Arab Emirates. Journal on New Biological Reports, 4: 26-32.
Sanjay Gairola, Hatem Sabhana, Tamer Mahmoud, Reena Cordeiro, Atyat Najar and Ali ElKeblawy (2015). Seed germination of Potential native plants for oil production in the United Arab Emirates, In the 3rd International Conference on Global Warming: Food Security, organized by The Environment Protection and Development Authority of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, May 5-7, 2015.
Arvind Bhatt, Sanjay Gairola, Yanadayalan Govender, Himansu Baijnath and Syd Ramdhani (2015). Exploring epiphyte diversity on host trees in the eThekwini Metropolitan Area, South Africa. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 53: 24-37.
Shaltout, K. H., Ahmed, D. A., & Shabana, H. A. (2015). Population structure and dynamics of the endemic species Phlomis aurea Decne in different habitats in southern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Global Ecology and Conservation, 4, 505-515.
Sanjay Gairola, Rawal, R. S., Todaria, N. P. (2015). Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on vegetation characteristics of sub-alpine forests in and around Valley of Flowers National Park, a World Heritage Site of India. Tropical Ecology, 56(3): 357-365.
El-Keblawy, A, S. Gairola and Atyat El-Najar (2015). Maternal salinity affects salt tolerance during seed germination in two facultative desert halophytes in the United Arab Emirates. In the 2nd International Conference on Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Arguments for Salt Tolerance, October 12-14, 2015, Qatar University, Qatar.
El-Keblawy, A., A. Bhatt, Gairola (2014). Perianth Colour Affect Germination Behavior in the Wind Pollinated Salsola rubescensin the Arabian Deserts. Botany, 92: 69-75.
Rawat, B., Sanjay Gairola, and Rawal, R.S. (2014). Assessing conservation values of forest communities in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve: plant diversity, species distribution and endemicity. Journal of Mountain Science,12: 878-890.
Rawat, B., Sanjay Gairola, Sekar K.C. and Rawal, R.S. (2014). Community structure, regeneration potential and future dynamics of natural forest site in part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Uttarakhand, India. African Journal of Plant Science,8(7): 380-391.
Sanjay Gairola, Rawal, R. S., Todaria, N. P. and A. Bhatt (2014). Exploration on population structure and regeneration patterns of tree species in climate-sensitive subalpine forests of Indian western Himalaya. Journal of Forestry Research,25: 343-349.
Tamer Mahmoud and Sanjay Gairola (2013). Traditional knowledge and use of medicinal plants in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: a case study from Wadi El-Gemal National Park- Journal of Herb, Spice & Medicinal Plants, 1(5): 51-58.
Gairola S., Tamer Mahmoud, A. Bhatt and El-Keblawy, A. (2013). Importance of seed banking and herbarium collections in biodiversity conservation and research: a new initiative in the United Arab. Current Science, 150 (8): 1048 – 1050.