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Abid Hussain

College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Hofuf, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Abid Hussain
Educations
From 2006 to 2009, Ph D , China
From 2004 to 2006, M Sc (Hons) Entomology , Pakistan
From 2000 to 2004, B Sc (Hons) Agriculture , Pakistan
Work Experiences
From 09/2011 to today, Assistant Professor , King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
From 09/2009 to 09/2011, Post-doctoral Research associate , South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
From 11/2005 to 08/2006, Research Associate , University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
Speciality
Entomology
Biological Control
Insect Chemical Ecology
Insect Behaviour
Insect Molecular Biology
Insect Immunity
Integrated Pest Management
Pesticide Resistance
Book
Hussain, A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Jabr A.M. 2013. Red Palm Weevil: Understanding the fungal disease mechanism and host defense. In: Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education. A. Mendez-Vilas (Ed.). Vol: 2, ISBN: 978-84-942134-0-3. Pages 1278-1286. Formatex Research Center.
Hussain, A., Tian, M.Y., Wen, S.Y. 2012. Formosan Subterranean Termites: Understanding the Defense Mechanism. ISBN: 978-3-8484-9959-5. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publisher, Germany.
Hussain, A., Tian, M.Y., Ahmed, S., Shahid, M. 2012. Current Status of Entomopathogenic Fungi as Mycoinecticides and Their Inexpensive Development in Liquid Cultures. In: Zoology. Dr. María-Dolores García (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0360-8. Chapter No. 6. Pages 103-122. InTech - Open Access Publisher.
Ahmed, S., Zafar, M.I., Hussain, A., Riaz, M.A., Shahid, M. 2011. Evaluation of Plant Extracts on Mortality and Tunneling Activities of Subterranean Termites in Pakistan. In: Pesticides in the Modern World - Pests Control and Pesticides Exposure and Toxicity Assessment. Dr. Margarita Stoytcheva (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-457-3. Pages 39-54. InTech - Open Access Publisher.
Journal Articles
Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Ayed, H.Y., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2017. Toxicity and detoxification mechanism of black pepper and its major constituent in controlling Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Curculionidae: Coleoptera). Neotropical Entomology. DOI: 10.1007/s13744-017-0501-7.
Al-Jabr, A.M., Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Ayed, H.Y. 2017. Toxicity of Plant Secondary Metabolites Modulating Detoxification Genes Expression for Natural Red Palm Weevil Pesticide Development. Molecules. 22, 169. doi:10.3390/molecules22010169.
Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Ayed, H.Y., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2016. Susceptibility and immune defense mechanisms of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) against entomopathogenic fungal infections. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 17(9): 1518. DOI: 10.3390/ijms17091518.
Al-Ayed, H., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Hussain A., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2016. Insecticidal potency of RNAi based catalase knockdown in Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Pest Management Science. 72(11): 2118-2127. DOI: 10.1002/ps.4242.
Al-Ayed, H., Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2016. Status of insecticide resistance in field-collected populations of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 18(1): 103-110. DOI: 10.17957/IJAB/15.0070.
Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Ayed, H., Ahmed, S., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2015. Effect of Beauveria bassiana infection on the feeding performance and antioxidant defence of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. BioControl. 60(6), 849-859. DOI 10.1007/s10526-015-9682-3.
Nisar, M.S., Ahmed, S., Riaz, M.A., Hussain, A. 2015. The leaf extracts of Dodonaea viscosa have a detrimental impact on tunneling and midgut enzyme activities of Odontotermes obesus. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 17: 313–319.
Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Ayed, H.Y., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2014. Mycoinsecticides: Potential and Future Perspective. Recent Patents on food Nutrition & Agriculture. 6(1): 45–53.
Al-Jabr, AM., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Hussain A., Al-Mubarak, AI., Al-Ayed, HY. 2014. Establishing midgut stem cell culture from Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) and toxicity assessment against 10 different insecticides. In Vitro Cell Developmental Biology-Animal. 50(4): 296–303.
Hussain, A., Li, YF., Cheng Y., Liu Y., Chen, CC., Wen, SY. 2013. Immune-Related Transcriptome of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki Workers: the defense mechanism. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69543. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069543.
Hussain, A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Jabr AM., Al-Ayied, HY. 2013. Managing Invasive Populations of Red Palm Weevil: A Worldwide Perspective. Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment. 11(2): 456–463.
Hussain, A., Tian, M.Y., 2013. Germination pattern and inoculum transfer of entomopathogenic fungi and their role in disease resistance among Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 15(2): 319–324.
Hussain, A., Wen, S. Y., 2012. Induction of immune response among Formosan Subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Rhinotermitidae: Isoptera). African Journal of Microbiology Research. 6(5): 995–1000.
Hussain, A., Ahmed, S., Shahid, M., 2011. Laboratory and field evaluation of Metarhizium anisopliae var. anisopliae for controlling subterranean termites. Neotropical Entomology. 40(2): 244–250.
Hussain, A., Tian, M. Y., He, Y. R., Bland, J. M., Gu, W. X., 2010. Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of C. formosanus towards entomopathogenic fungal volatiles. Biological Control. 55: 166–173.
Hussain, A., Tian, M. Y., He, Y. R., Yuan, L. Y., 2010. Differential fluctuation in virulence and VOC profiles among different cultures of entomopathogenic fungi. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 104(3): 166–171.
Hussain, A., Tian, M. Y., He, Y. R., Lin, R., 2010. In vitro and in vivo culturing impacts on the virulence characteristics of serially passed entomopathogenic fungi. Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment. 8(3&4): 481–487.
Hussain, A., Tian, M. Y., He, Y. R., Ahmed, S., 2009. Entomopathogenic Fungi disturbed the larval growth and feeding performance of Ocinara varians Walker (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) Larvae. Insect Science. 16, 511–517.
Hussain, A., Ruan, L., Tian, M. Y., He, Y. R. 2009. Pathogenic effect of Metarhizium anisopliae on the larval growth and development of Ocinara varians Walker (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae). Pakistan Entomologist. 31 (2): 116–121.
Ahmed S, Ashraf MR, Hussain A, Riaz MA. 2009. Pathogenicity of isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae from Gujranwala (Pakistan) against Coptotermes heimi (wasmann) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 11: 707–711.
Ahmed, S., Ashraf M. R., Hussain, A., Riaz, M. A., 2008. Pathogenicity of isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae from Murree (Pakistan) against Coptotermes heimi (Wasmann) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the laboratory. Pakistan Entomologist. 30 (2): 119–125.
Ahmed, S., Ashraf M. R., Hussain, A., 2008. Pathogenicity of a local strain of Metarhizium anisopliae against Coptotermes heimi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the laboratory. Pakistan Entomologist. 30 (1): 43–50.
Ahmed, S., Khan, R. R., Hussain, G., Riaz, M. A., Hussain, A., 2008. Effect of Intercropping and Organic Matter on the Subterranean Termites Population in Sugarcane Field. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 10(5): 581–584.
Ahmed, S., Rehman O. U., Ahmad, F., Riaz, M. A., Hussain, A., 2007. Varietal resistance in Maize against chemical control of Stem borer, Shoot fly and Termites in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 44(3): 493–500.
Ahmed, S., Riaz, M. A., Hussain, A., 2007. Assessment of the damaged and population of Termites (Odontotermes & Unicolor) under various methods of insecticide application. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 9(1): 125-128.
Ahmed, S., Mustafa, T., Riaz, M. A., Hussain, A., 2006. Efficacy of insecticides against subterranean termites in sugarcane. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 8(4): 508–510.
Ahmed, S., Shakil, F., Riaz, M. A., Hussain, A., 2005. Comparative efficacy of Datura alba nees, Calotropis procera and imidacloprid on termites in sugarcane at Faisalabad. Pakistan Entomologist. 27(2): 11–14.
Conference Papers
Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq M., Al-Ayedh H., Aljabr AM. 2016. Composition and acaricidal activity of Elettaria cardamomum essential oil against Oligonychus afrasiaticus. ICABS 2016: 18th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences. International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 3(2): 827.
Hussain A, Al-Ayedh H., Al-Jabr AM. 2015. Susceptibility of invasive populations of red palm weevils against exotic isolates of entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae. Proceedings of XVIII International Plant Protection Congress, Berlin, Germany. Abstract P NEPD 13. Page 715.
Hussain, A., Li, Y.F., Wen, S.Y. 2011. Construction and analysis of a Normalized Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) library from Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki in response to microbial infection. 2011 International Social Insect Genomics Research Conference. Shenzhen, P. R. China, June 29, 2011 - July 2, 2011.
Hussain, A., Tian, M.Y., He, Y.R, Wen, S.Y. 2010. Behavioral and Physiological adaptations among Formosan Subterranean termites in response to microbes. Guangdong Provincial Forum for Graduates, held at Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China, December 12-13 2010.
Hussain, A., Tian, M.Y., He, Y.R., Ahmed, S. 2010. Future of entomopathogenic fungi in controlling Formosan Subterranean termites. Annual conference of Chinese Entomological Society, held in Kunming, Yunnan, P. R. China, October 12-15, 2010.
Ahmed, S., Ashraf, M. R., Hussain, A. 2008. Pathogenicity of local isolate of Metarhizium anisopliae against Coptotermes heimi (Was.) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the laboratory. International symposium on modern approaches and techniques in Agriculture to ensure food security in Pakistan. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, October 13-14, 2008.
Ahmed, S., Ejaz, M. A., Riaz, M. A., Hussain, A. 2008. Some studies on natural resistance of different trees and prevention of infestation by termites through use of industrial effluents at karor, layyah, Pakistan. Proceedings of the 39th annual meeting of the international research group on wood protection, Istanbul, Turkey, 25-29 May 2008.
Ahmed, S., Khan, R.R., Hussain, G., Riaz, M.A., Hussain, A. 2008. Effect of intercropping and organic matters on the subterranean termites in a field of sugarcane at Faisalabad, Pakistan. 16th biennial international zoological conference Bangladesh. Zoological Society of Bangladesh. Rajshahi University. 27-29 Feb 2008.
Hussain A., Tian M.Y., Wen S.Y., Ahmed S., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2013. Formosan Subterranean termites and their interaction with entomopathogenic fungi. 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. March 4th to 8th 2013. Pucón, Chile.
Hussain A., Rizwan-ul-Haq, M., Al-Jabr, A.M. 2013. Acaricidal activities of essential oils against Oligonychus afrasiaticus, an important pest of date palm. 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. March 4th to 8th 2013. Pucón, Chile.
Hussain, A., Tian, M.Y., He, Y.R., Zhong, J., 2009. Antifungal activity of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki associated galleries and fecal pellets. Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific congress of entomology (APEC 2009), Beijing, P. R. China, 18-22 October, 2009.
Hussain, A., Tian, M.Y., He, Y.R., Zhong, J. 2009. Discovery of Naphthalene from Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and its role in disease resistance. Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific congress of entomology (APEC 2009), Beijing, P. R. China, 18-22 October, 2009.
Hussain, A., Tian, M. Y., He, Y.R., Ahmed, S. 2009. Repellency of Formosan Subterranean Termites towards volatile organic compounds of entomopathogenic fungi. Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific congress of entomology (APEC 2009), Beijing, P. R. China, 18-22 October, 2009.
Hussain, A., Ahmed, S., Riaz, M.A., Ashraf, R. 2007. A modified protocol for mass production of Metarhizium anisopliae. Proceedings of the 27th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International). Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, February 27th to 1st March 2007.
Ahmed, S., Ahmed, F., Riaz, M.A., Rehman, G., Hussain, A., Khan, R. R. 2007. Some studies on the cultural and chemical control of maize stem borer (Chilo partellus Swinhoe), shoot fly (Atherigona soccata Rond.) and termites in maize (Zea mays) at district Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan. Proceedings of the 27th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International). Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, February 27th to 1st March 2007.
Ahmed, S., Riaz, M.A., Hussain, A., Karim, W. 2007. Effect of plant chemicals on the pod damage by the termites in groundnut. Proceedings of the 27th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International). Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, February 27th to 1st March, 2007.
Ahmed, S., Riaz, M.A., Hussain, A., Arshad, M., 2007. Protection of trees from termites by mulching. Proceedings of the 27th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International). Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, February 27th to 1st March 2007.
Hussain, A., Ahmed, S. 2006. Pathogenicity of Entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) strain ARSEF 6909 & 6911 against termites Odontotermes spp. and Microtermes spp. (Isoptera: Termitidae) in laboratory and field”. Proceedings of the 26th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International), Punjab University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Ahmed, S., Fiaz, S., Riaz, M.A., Hussain, A., 2006. Comparative efficacy of Datura alba Nees, Calotropis procera and imidacloprid on termites in sugarcane at Faisalabad. 2006. International symposium on sustainable crop improvement and integrated management. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, September 14-16, 2006.
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