Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture Experts

Muhammad Shafiq Shahid

Assistant Professor
crop sciences
Sultan Qaboos University


Muhammad Shafiq Shahid, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the department of Crop Sciences

Research Interest

Molecular characterization of economically important Geminiviruses infecting tomato, tobacco, chillies, okra, cucurbits, beans and other horticultural crops Characterization of DNA satellites (alphsatellite and betasatellite) associated with Geminiviruses Development of molecular diagnostic/detection tools for Geminivirus detection Gene function and virus-host interactions studies of ssDNA viruses Construction of Virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) vectors Use of different genetic engineering tools for development of genetically-engineered resistance against Geminiviruses


  • Shahid, M.S., Ikegami, M. Waheed A., Briddon R.W. and Natsuaki, K.T. (2014) Association of an alphasatellite with tomato yellow leaf curl virus and ageratum yellow vein virus in Japan is suggestive of a recent introduction. Viruses. 6(1), 189-200.

  • Shahid, M.S., Ikegami, Briddon R.W. and Natsuaki, K.T. (2015) Characterization of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus and associated alphasatellite infecting Cucurbita maxima in Japan. Journal of General Plant Pathology. 81(1): 92-95

  • Shahid, M.S., Kimbara J. Onozato, A., Natsuaki, K.T. and Ikegami, M. (2015) Comparative analysis of gene expression of Ty-1 hybrid and non-hybrid tomatoes exposed to tomato yellow leaf curl virus strains. Australian journal of crop science. 9(9): 819-825 (2015)

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