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

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
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 .)
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
Traits discovery in Hordeum vulgare sbsp. spontaneum accessions and in lines derived from interspecific crosses with wild Hordeum species for enhancing barley breeding efforts
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
Occurrence of Septoria tritici blotch (Zymoseptoria tritici) disease on durum wheat, triticale, and bread wheat in Northern Tunisia