Zakaria Kehel
Head of Genetic Resources, Pre-breeding and Gene Bank Operations

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

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
Evaluation of durum wheat lines derived from interspecific crosses under drought and heat stress
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