Zakaria Kehel
Research Team Leader - Genetic Resources, conservation, characterization, and use (GRS)

Dr. Zakaria Kehel is a genetic resources scientist and senior biometrician who leads gene bank accession mining and implementation of ICARDA’s Focused Identification of the Germplasm Strategy. He also conducts biometrics research, statistical genetics, and breeding data management. Previously, he was a senior biometrician at Bayer Crop Science in Belgium and a biometrician at the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement in Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering at the University of Córdoba in Spain.

Zakaria Kehel's Publications

Mining alleles for tar spot complex resistance from CIMMYT's maize Germplasm Bank
Preparation and Curation of Multiyear, Multilocation, Multitrait Datasets
Genome wide association study for stripe rust resistance in spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Single-Plant Selection at Ultra-Low Density Enhances Buffering Capacity of Barley Varieties and Landraces to Unpredictable Environments and Improves Their Agronomic Performance
Hybrid Seed Set in Relation with Male Floral Traits, Estimation of Heterosis and Combining Abilities for Yield and Its Components in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Pathogen diversity and mating types of Didymella rabiei isolates collected from Morocco
Mining and predictive characterization of resistance to leaf rust (Puccinia hordei Otth) using two subsets of barley genetic resources
Contribution of Wild Relatives to Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum subsp. durum) Yield Stability across Contrasted Environments
Assessment and modeling using machine learning of resistance to scald (Rhynchosporium commune) in two specifc barley genetic resources subsets
Genetic analysis of grain protein content and dough quality traits in elite spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) lines through association study
Genome wide association and prediction studies of agronomic and quality traits in spring beard wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under rain-fed environment with terminal moisture stress
Genome-Wide Association and Prediction of Male and Female Floral Hybrid Potential Traits in Elite Spring Bread Wheat Genotypes
Assessment of Drought and Heat Tolerance of Durum Wheat Lines Derived from Interspecific Crosses Using Physiological Parameters and Stress Indices
Unlocking the Patterns of the Tunisian Durum Wheat Landraces Genetic Structure Based on Phenotypic Characterization in Relation to Farmer’s Vernacular Name
Genetic Diversity and Population Structure Analysis of Triticum aestivum L. Landrace Panel from Afghanistan
Traits discovery in Hordeum vulgare sbsp. spontaneum accessions and in lines derived from interspecific crosses with wild Hordeum species for enhancing barley breeding efforts
Wild Lathyrus species as a great source of resistance forintrogression into cultivated grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.)against broomrape weeds (Orobanche crenata Forsk. andOrobanche foetida Poir .)
Evaluation of durum wheat lines derived from interspecific crosses under drought and heat stress
Genome wide association study of grain yield and yield related traits in spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under drought and heat conditions in three different locations
Dissection of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL), annotation of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), and Identification of Candidate Genes for Grain Yield in Triticum turgidum L. var
Phenotypic evaluation of elite spring bread wheat genotypes for hybrid potential traits
Mobilizing Crop Biodiversity
Journal Article
October 05, 2020

Over the past 70 years, the world has witnessed extraordinary growth in crop productivity, enabled by a suite of technological advances, including higher yielding crop varieties, improved farm management, synthetic agrochemicals, and agricultural...

Diversity analysis of 80,000 wheat accessions reveals consequences and opportunities of selection footprints
A gap analysis modelling framework to prioritize collecting for ex situ conservation of crop landraces
Combining QTL Analysis and Genomic Predictions for Four Durum Wheat Populations Under Drought Conditions
Predictive Characterization for Seed Morphometric Traits for Genebank Accessions Using Genomic Selection
Seasonal and climatic variation of weighted VPD for transpiration estimation
Characterization of QTLs for Seedling Resistance to Tan Spot and Septoria Nodorum Blotch in the PBW343/Kenya Nyangumi Wheat Recombinant Inbred Lines Population
Genome-Wide Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Tunisian Durum Wheat Landraces Based on DArTseq Technology
Occurrence of Septoria tritici blotch (Zymoseptoria tritici) disease on durum wheat, triticale, and bread wheat in Northern Tunisia
A Case of Need: Linking Traits to Genebank Accessions
Journal Article
October 12, 2018

Genebanks are responsible for collecting, maintaining, characterizing, documenting, and distributing plant genetic resources for research, education, and breeding purposes. The rationale for requests of plant materials varies highly from areas of...

Comparative performance of the stable isotope signatures of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in assessing early vigour and grain yield in durum wheat – CORRIGENDUM
Comparative performance of the stable isotope signatures of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in assessing early vigour and grain yield in durum wheat