Prof. Abdelaal Shamseldin

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute

City of Scientific Research and Technology Applications (CSRTA), Egypt

Email: (preferred),


2005  Ph.D., Phillips University of Marburg, Germany

1997  M.Sc., Cairo University, Egypt

1990  B.Sc., University of El Menoufya, Egypt

Publications (selected)

  1. YOUSEIF, S.H., ABDEL-MEGEED, H. FAROUZ, AGEEZ A., MOHAMED, K. ZEINAT, SHAMSELDIN, A. and SALEH, A.S., 2014. Phenotypic characteristics and genetic diversity of rhizobia nodulating soybean in Egyptian soils. European Journal of Soil biology, vol.60, PP. 34-43 ISSN 1164-5563.
  2. SHAMSELDIN, A., MOAWAD, H., ABD EL-Rahim M. WAFAA and SADOWSKY M.J., 2014. Near-full length sequencing of 16S rDNA and RFLP indicates that Rhizobium etli is the dominant species nodulating Egyptian winter Berseem clover (Trifolium alexandriun L.). Systematic Applied Microbiology, vol37, PP.121-128. ISSN 0723-2020.
  3. HAMOUDA, S.A., MARZOUK, M.A., ABBASSY, M.A., ABD EL-HALEEM, D.A. and SHAMAELDIN, A., 2014. Isolation and identification of efficient Egyptian Malathion-degrading bacterial isolates. Journal of Basic Microbiology, Published online. ISSN 1521-4028.
  4. SHAMSELDIN, A., 2013. The role of different genes involved in symbiotic nitrogen fixation-review. Global Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, vol4, pp. 84-94. ISSN 2078-466x.
  5. SARRWY, S.M.A., ELSHEIKH, M.H., SANAA, S. KABEIL and SHAMSELDIN A., 2012. Effect of foliar application of different potassium forms supported by Zinc on leaf mineral contents, yield and fruit quality of " Balady" Mandrine. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, vol12, pp. 490-498. ISSN 1990-9233.
  6. Shamseldin, A., MOAWAD, H., KHALAFALLAH, M., FAYEZ, M. and MONIB, M., 2012. Pot and field experiment assessment of the symbiotic performance of new Rhizobium strains nodulating common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Egypt under nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization. Journal of Applied Science Research, vol8, pp. 4001-4008. ISSN 1819-544x.
  7. SHAMSELDIN, A., EL-SHEIKH, M.H., HASSAN, H.S.A. and KABEIL, S.S., 2010. Microbial Bio-fertilization approaches to improve yield and quality of Washington navel orange and reducing the survival of nematode in the soil. Journal of American Science, vol6, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1545-1003.
  8. SHAMSELDIN, A and MOAWAD, H. 2010. Inhibition of nitrogenase enzyme and completely suppression of nodulation in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) at high levels of available nitrogen. American-Euroasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Science, voll7, pp. 75-79. ISSN 1818-6769.
  9. SHAMSELDIN, A., EL-SAADANI, M., SADOWSKY, J.M. and AN, C.S. 2009. Rapid identification and discrimination among Egyptian genotypes of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae and Sinorhizobium meliloti nodulating faba bean (Viciae faba L.) by analysis of nodC, ARDRA and rDNA sequence analysis. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol41, pp. 45-53. ISSN 0038-0717.
  10. SHAMSELDIN, A., EL-SAADANI, M., SADOWSKY, J.M. and AN, C.S. 2008. Molecular biodiversity and identification of free living Rhizobium strains from diverse Egyptian soils assessed by direct isolation without trap hosts, American-Euroasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Science, vol4, PP. 541-549, ISSN 1818-6769.
  11. SHAMSELDIN, A. 2008. Plasmid content of salt stress-tolerant Rhizobium strains from Egyptian soils nodulating common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol24, pp. 1603-1606. ISSN 1573-0972.
  12. SHAMSELDIN, A., HAFEZ, E.E., ABD-ELSALAM, H. and WERNER, D. 2007. Genetic biodiversity of common bean nodulating rhizobia and studying their symbiotic effectiveness combined with strains of genus Azotobacter, Bacillius or Pseudomonas strains in Egypt. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, vol3, pp. 184-194. ISSN 1816-1561.
  13. SHAMSELDIN, A. 2007. Use of DNA markers to select well adapted Phaseolus-symbionts under acid and high temperature conditions. Biotechnology Letters, vol29, pp. 37-44. ISSN 1573-6776.
  14. SHAMSELDIN, A. and WERNER, D. 2007. Presence of Rhizobium etli bv. Phaseoli and Rhizobium gallicum bv. gallicum in Egyptian soils. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol23, pp. 285-289. ISSN 1573-0972.
  15. ABD-ELSALAM, H., SHAMSELDIN, A. and HAFEZ, E.E. 2006. PAH degradation by two native Egyptian strains Flavobacterium sp. and Pseudomonas putida. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol11, pp. 1092-1098. ISSN 1819-544x.
  16. SHAMSELDIN, A., NYALWIDHE, J. and WERNER, D. 2006. A proteomic approach towards the analysis of salt tolerance in Rhizobium etli and Sinorhizobium meliloti strains. Current Microbiology, vol52, pp. 333-339. ISSN 1432-0991.
  17. SHAMSELDIN, A. 2005. Improvement of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) noduation by selected rhizobial strains from Egyptian soils through genotypic characterization, symbiotic effectiveness and competitiveness under salt stress conditions. Ph.D. thesis from Department of Cell Biology and Applied Botany, Faculty of Science, Phillips University of Marburg, Germany.
  18. SHAMSELDIN, A., VINUESA, P., THIERFELDER, H. and WERNER, D. 2005. Rhizobium etli and Rhizobium gallicum nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris in Egyptian soils and display cultivar-dependent symbiotic efficiency. Symbiosis, vol38, pp. 145-161. ISSN 1878-7665.
  19. SHAMSELDIN, A. and WERNER, D. 2005. High salt and high pH tolerance of new isolated Rhizobium etli strains from Egyptian soils. Current Microbiology, vol50, pp. 11-16. ISSN 1432-0991. USA.
  20. DETERING, S., DETTMANN, S., THIERFELDER, H., MAHNA, S. K., PRASAD, B.N., SHAMSELDIN, A.Y. and WERNER, D. 2005. Glycosidase and glycosyltransferase activity increase in arbuscular mycorrhiza infected legume roots. Symbiosis, vol40: 157-162. ISSN 1878-7665.
  21. SHAMSELDIN, A. and WERNER, D. 2004. Selection of competitive strains of Rhizobium nodulating Phaseolus vulgaris and adapted to environmental conditions in Egypt, using the gus-reporter gene technique. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol20, pp. 377-382. ISSN 1573-0972.
  22. MONIB, M., MOAWAD, H., FAYEZ, M., KHALAFALLAH M. and SHAMSELDIN, A. 1998. Screening of indigenous bean nodulating rhizobia for enhanced N2 Fixation with bean cultivar. In: Symposium on Agro-Technologies Based On Biological Nitrogen Fixation for Desert Agriculture, El-Arish, North Sinai Governorate, 14-16: April, pp. 105-118. 
  23. MONIB, M., MOAWAD, H., FAYEZ, M., KHALAFALLAH M. and SHAMSELDIN, A. 1998. Competition between the most promising local and standard type strains of bean rhizobia nodulating cv. Giza 6 using Gus gene and FA techniques. In: The Third Arab Conference on Modern Biotechnology and Areas of Application in the Arab World, 14-17: December, pp. 435-442, Cairo, Egypt.
  24. MONIB, M., MOAWAD, H., FAYEZ, M., KHALAFALLAH M. and SHAMSELDIN, A. 1998. Characterization of bean rhizobia isolated from Egyptian soils. In: The Third Arab Conference on Modern Biotechnology and Areas of Application in the Arab World, 14-17: December, pp. 423-433, Cairo, Egypt.
  25. SHAMSELDIN, A. 1997. Studies on Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. Phaseoli in Egyptian soils. M.Sc. thesis from Agricultural Microbiology Department at Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt.