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Rashid Al-Yahyai

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Sultan Qaboos University
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Research interests

Environmental Stress Physiology of Fruit TreesPostharvest PhysiologyAgroecologyFruit Production

About

Dr. Rashid Al-Yahyai completed his Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences (currently Crop Sciences) degree in 1993 from the College of Agriculture (currently College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman. Following his graduation, he was appointed a ‘Demonstrator’ at the Department of Crop Sciences at SQU. In 1995, Dr. Al-Yahyai obtained a scholarship to resume his M.Sc. studies in the Field of Pomology at Cornell University, New York, USA, with a minor in International Agriculture. In 1998, he obtained his Masters Degree and returned to SQU to work as a ‘Lecturer’ at the Department of Crop Sciences. Dr. Al-Yahyai was offered a scholarship to resume his postgraduate studies in 2000. He enrolled in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida, Florida, USA, and resumed his doctorate candidacy to graduate with a PhD in Horticulture in 2004. Dr. Rashid Al-Yahyai is currently an ‘Associate Professor of Horticulture’ at the Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences at SQU. During his postgraduate studies, Dr. Rashid Al-Yahyai worked on the effect of water stress and irrigation deficit on the physiological processes, water relations, growth and yield of deciduous and tropical fruit trees. His current research interest is to study the effects of biotic and abiotic stress factors on physiology, growth and productivity of horticultural crops with emphasis on heat, drought and salinity effects. In recent years, as a principle investigator Dr. Al-Yahyai has been awarded two research projects, the first was entitled ‘Physiological responses of date palm to various levels of water stress’ that has just been concluded in 2008. The second project was a Strategic Research Grant Project awarded in 2008 that’s entitled ‘Rejuvenating lime production in Oman: Resolving current challenges’. Dr. Al-Yahyai is a co-investigator on several other projects including three Strategic Research Projects dealing with ‘Soil and water salinity’, ‘Post-harvest technology of fresh Omani produce’, and ‘Vegetable production in Oman’ among others.

Co-authors (98)

Publications (5)

  • A genome-wide identification of the miRNAome in response to salinity stress in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.)

    • Yaish M
    • Sunkar R
    • Zheng Y
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    16Citations
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  • Genetic analysis suggests a shared origin of Punicagranatum cultivars in Oman with cultivars from the center of origin, Iran

    • Al-Sadi A
    • AL-Fahdi A
    • Al-Yahyai R
    • et al.
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  • Effect of storage conditions on physico-chemical attributes and physiological responses of milk (Musa spp., AAB group) banana during fruit ripening

    • Opara U
    • Al-Yahyai R
    • Al-Waili N
    • et al.
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    1Citations
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  • Molecular characterization and potential sources of Citrus tristeza virus in Oman

    • Al-Sadi A
    • Al-Hilali S
    • Al-Yahyai R
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    10Citations
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  • Occurrence and distribution of citrus tristeza closterovirus in the punjab and nwfp, Pakistan

    • Iftikhar Y
    • Aslam Khan M
    • Rashid A
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    9Citations

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Sultan Qaboos University

May 2013 - Present

Assistant Professor

Sultan Qaboos University

January 2005 - May 2013(8 years)

PhD Research Associate

University of Florida

January 2000 - November 2004(5 years)

Lecturer

Sultan Qaboos University

June 1998 - December 1999(2 years)

M.Sc. Scholar

Cornell University

August 1995 - May 1998(3 years)

Demonstrator

Sultan Qaboos University

September 1993 - August 1995(2 years)

Education history

PhD

University of Florida

January 2000 - December 2004(5 years)

M.Sc.

Cornell University

August 1995 - May 1998(3 years)

B.Sc.

Sultan Qaboos University

August 1989 - May 1993(4 years)