International Journal of Plant Research

International Journal of Plant Research publishes the best original research papers in all key areas of modern plant biology from the world's leading laboratories, International Journal of Plant Research provides a dynamic forum for this ever growing international research community. It is an international publication that gathers and disseminates fundamental knowledge in all areas of plant sciences.

Abdelfattah Badr

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Plant Research

Professor, Tanta University, Egypt

Research Areas

Plant Genetics, Biosystematics and Biotechnology


1974-1977PhDPlant Genetics, Sheffield University, England
1968-1772BScGrade Distinction with honor in Botany, Assiut University, Egypt


1996-2002Head of Botany Department
1986-presentProfessor of Genetics, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Egypt
1982-1986Associate Professor, Faculty of Science Tanta University, Egypt
1977-1982Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Faculty of Science Tanta University, Egypt
1972-1974Teaching Assistant (Demonstrator), Assiut University, Egypt

Academic Achievement

2008:Tanta University Prize for Merit in Basic Sciences
02/2001-10/2001: Senior Fulbright Scholarship, Miami University, Oxford-Ohio, USA
02/1996-04/1996: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Stipend, TU Braunschweig Germany
06/1990-09/1998: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany in:06/1990-09/1991: Bayreuth University07/1993-09/1993: TU Braunschweig 07/1997-09/1997: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Köln
1996 State Prize for Excelling Scientific Research in Biological Sciences and State Medal of the first class
07/1980-09/1980: British Council Post-doctorate Grant, Sheffield University, UK
09/1974-11/1977: Egyptian Governmental External Mission, Sheffield University UK
1970-1971:Student of the Year Prize, Faculty of Science, Assiut University


Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Scientific Professions
Member of the National Center for Faculty and Leadership Development
Member of the Egyptian Society for Promotion of Scientific Research
Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Member of Egyptian Botanical Society
Member of Arab Biologists Union
Member of Egyptian Society of Genetics and Cytology
Former member of International Organization of Plant Biosystematics
Former member of International Association of Plant Taxonomists
Former member Linnean Society of London
Former member of the Saudi Biological Society
Former member of the Anglo-Egyptian Biological Society

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Badr, A., H.H. El-Shazly and L. Mekki 2011. Genetic diversity in white clover (Trifolium repens L.) and its progenitors as revealed by DNA finger-printing. Biologia Plantarum. Accepted in November 2010 (In press). (IMPACT FACTOR=1.6)
[2]  El-Ghanim, W.F., L.M. Hassan, T.M. Galal and A. Badr (2010). Floristic composition and vegetation analysis in Hail region north of central Saudi Arabia. Saudi J. Biol. Sci. Saudi J. Biol. Sci. 11: 119-128. (2 citations)
[3]  Badr, A., Hanaa H. El-Shazly and E.A. Kamel (2009). Chromosomal Studies in the Egyptian Flora. VII. Karyotype analysis of species in the two tribes Chicorieae and Cardueae of Asteraceae. Egypt. J. Bot. 49: 71-86.
[4]  Badr, A. (2008). Molecular Approaches in Plant Systematics and Evolution. Taeckholmia 28: 127-168. A supplement commemorating Vivi Taeckholm's 110th Birthday 3-7 May 2008
[5]  Badr, A. H.H. El-Shazly and L.E. Watson (2008). Origin and ancestry of Egyptian clover (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) as revealed by AFLP markers. Genet. Res. Crop Evol. 55(1): 21-31. (IMPACT FACTOR=1.238), (7 citations)
[6]  Sharawy, S.M. and A. Badr (2008). Systematic revision of Erodium species in Egypt as reflected by variation in morphological characters and seed protein electrophoretic profiles. Int. J. Bot. 4: 225-230. ((2 citations).
[7]  Mekki, L., A. Badr and M. Fekry (2007). Cytogenetic studies on nine genotypes of Phaseolus vulgaris L. cultivated in Egypt in relation to Zinc deficiency. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 10: 4230-4235. (2 citations in Scopus).
[8]  Badr, A. and S.M. Sharawy (2007). Karyotype analysis and systematic relationships in the Egyptian Astragalus L. (Fabaceae). Int. J. Bot. 3: 147-159. (4 citations)
[9]  Ohkama-Ohtsu, N., S. Radwan, A. Peterson, P. Zhao, A. Badr, C. Xiang and D.J. Oliver (2007). Characterization of the extracellular γ-glutamyl transpeptidases, GGT1 and GGT2, in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal 49: 865-877. (IMPACT FACTOR=6.56), (15 citations).
[10]  Radwan, S., S.F. Badr, A. Badr and D. Oliver (2007). Determination of functional γ GTase genes and investigation of the biological activity of proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana at different stages of growth. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 10: 294-301. (Citations)
[11]  Badr, A., S.F. Badr, S. Radwan and D. Oliver (2006). Regulation of glutathione under abiotic stress in wild type and mutant Arabidopsis thaliana. Res. J. Bot. 1: 6-18. (Citations)
[12]  Mustafa, A.M.A., A. Badr, M.A. El-Galaly, A. Mobarak and M.G. Hasan (2006). Genetic diversity among Ocimum populations in Egypt as reflected by morphological, seed proteins and isozyme polymorphisms. Int. J. Bot. 2: 261-269. (2 citations)
[13]  Mustafa, A.M.A., A. Badr, M.A. El-Galaly, A. Mobarak and M.G. Hasan (2005). Genetic diversity among Mentha populations in Egypt as reflected by isozyme polymorphism. Int. J. Bot. 1: 188-195. (4 citations)
[14]  Badr, S.F., A. Bahieldin, B. Abd-El-Gawad, and A. Badr (2005). Construction of a dehydrin gene cassette for drought tolerance from wild origin for wheat transformation. Int. J. Bot. 1: 175-182. , (4 citations)
[15]  Badr, A., H. Sayed-Ahmed, L.E. Watson and A. El-Shanshouri (2002). Ancestors of Trifolium repens as revealed by isozyme polymorphisms. Theor. Appl. Genet. 106: 143-148. (IMPACT FACTOR=3.363), (22 citations)
[16]  Badr, A., H.H. El-Shazly, H. El-Rabey and L.E. Watson. (2002). Systematic relationships in Lathyrus (Fabaceae), based on DNA amplified fragment length polymorphism. Canad. J. Bot. 80:962-969. (IMPACT FACTOR=1.397), (18 citations)
[17]  El Rabey, H., A. Badr, R. Schaefer-Pregl. W. Martin and F. Salamini (2002). Speciation and species separation in Hordeum L. (Poaceae) resolved by discontinuous molecular markers. Plant Biol. 4: 567-575. (IMPACT FACTOR=2.223), (22 citations)
[18]  Watson, L., H. Sayed-Ahmed and A. Badr. (2000). Molecular phylogeny of Old World Trifolium species based on ITS sequences. Plant Syst Evol. 193: 95-106. (IMPACT FACTOR=1.41), (14 citations)
[19]  Badr, A., K. Mueller, R. Schaefer-Pregl, H. El-Rabey, S. Efgen, H.H. El-Shazly, C. Pozzi, W. Rhode and F. Salamini. (2000). On the origin and domestication history of barley (Hordeum vulgare). Mol. Biol. Evol. 17: 499-510. (IMPACT FACTOR=9.872), (173 citations)
[20]  Badr, A., S.F. Khalifa, A.I. Abou-El Atta and M.M. Abou-El Enain (1997). Chromosomal criteria and taxonomic relationships in the Solanaceae. Cytologia 62: 41-51. (8 citations).
[21]  Ghanem, S.A., M.K. El-Bahr, M.M. Saker and A. Badr (1996). In vitro studies on pea (Pisum sativum L.). Callus formation, regeneration and rooting. Plant Biosystems. 130: 695-705. (IMPACT FACTOR=0.744). (Citations).
[22]  Ghanem, S.A., M.K. El-Bahr, A. Badr and M.M. Saker (1996). Protoplast isolation, culture and regeneration from Egyptian cultivars of pea and beans. Plant Biosystems. 130: 707-716 (IMPACT FACTOR=0.744) (Citations)
[23]  El-Bahr, M.K., S.A. Ghanem, M.M. Saker and A. Badr (1996). Tissue cultures of Phaseolus vulgaris L. Plant Biosystems. 130: 717-727. (IMPACT FACTOR=0.744),
[24]  Ghanem, S.A., M.K. El-Bahr, M.M. Saker and A. Badr (1996). In vitro studies on pea (Pisum sativum L.). Callus formation, regeneration and rooting. Plant Biosystems 130: 695-705. (IMPACT FACTOR=0.744) (Citations)
[25]  Badr, A., A.S. Shehab, Z.H. Kheiralla and H.H. El-Shazly (1996). Mutagenic potential of aflatoxin produced by Aspergillus parasiticus and its effect on growth and yield of Vicia faba. Proc. 3rd Int. Cong. Toxicol. Dev. Count., Cairo, 19-23 Nov., 1995, vol. ll, pp: 99-114. . (2 citations)
[26]  Shehab, A.S., A. Badr, Th.R. Mohamed and H.H. El-Shazly (1996). Genotoxicity of Ochratoxin A and its effect on growth and yield of Vicia faba. Proc.3rd Int. Cong. Toxicol. Dev. Count., Cairo, 19-23 Nov., 1995, vol ll, pp: 131-146. . (2 citation)
[27]  Badr, A. (1995). Electrophoretic studies of seed protein in relation to chromosomal criteria and relationships of some taxa in Trifolium. Taxon 44: 183-191. (IMPACT FACTOR=2.747) (22 citations in Scopus)
[28]  Henze, K., A. Badr, M. Wettern, R. Cerf and W. Martin (1995). A nuclear gene of eubacterial origin in Euglena gracilis reflects cryptic endosymbiosis during protest evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 92: 9122-9126. (IMPACT FACTOR=9.223), (132 citations in Scopus)
[29]  Badr, A., W. Martin, and U. Jensen (1994). Chloroplast DNA restriction site polymorphism in Genisteae (Leguminosae) suggests a common origin for European and American lupines. Pl. Syst. Evol. 193: 95-106. (IMPACT FACTOR=1.41), (22 citations in Scopus)
[30]  Badr, A. (1987). Effect of the S-triazine herbicide turbutryn on mitosis, chromosomes and nucleic acids in root tips of Vicia faba. Cytologia 51: 571-577. (2 citations)
[31]  Badr, A. and A.G. Ibrahim (1987). Effect of herbicide glean on mitosis, chromosomes and nucleic acids in Allium cepa and Vicia faba root meristems. Cytologia 52: 293-302. (2 citations)
[32]  Badr, A., R. Labani and T.T. Elkington (1986). Nuclear DNA variation in relation to cytological features of some species in the genus Plantago L. from Egypt. Cytologia 52: 733-737. (8 citations)
[33]  Badr, A., M.A. Hamoud and T.T. Elkington (1986). Numerical taxonomy of some taxa in the genus Silene L. Delta J. Sci. 10: 174-200.
[34]  Badr, A. and T.T Elkington (1984). Giemsa C-banded karyotypes and taxonomic relationships of some North American Allium species and their relationship to Old World species (Liliaceae). Plant. Syst. Evol. 144: 17-24. (1 citations)
[35]  Badr, A. (1983). Mitodepressive and chromotoxic activities of two herbicides in Allium cepa. Cytologia 48: 451-457. (14 citations)
[36]  Badr, A. (1983). Cytogenetic activities of a triazine herbicide in root tips of Allium cepa and Vicia faba. Mut. Res. 117: 173-182. (6 citations in Scopus)
[37]  Badr, A. and T.T. Elkington (1982). Antimitotic and chromotoxic activities of isoproturon in Allium cepa and Hordeum vulgare. Environmtl. Exptl. Bot. 22: 265-270. (7 citations)
[38]  Badr, A. (1982). Cytogenetic activities of three sulphonamides. Mut. Res. 104: 95-100. (7 citations)
[39]  Badr, A. and T.T. Elkington (1978). Numerical taxonomy of species in Allium subgenus Molium. New Phytol. 81: 401-417. (IMPACT FACTOR=6.003) (2 citations)
[40]  Badr, A. and T.T. Elkington (1977). Variation of Giemsa C-band and fluorochromes banded karyotypes and relationships in Allium subgenus Molium. Pl. Syst. Evol. 128: 23-35. IMPACT FACTOR=1.41), (3 citations in Scopus).