Name: Younes Yousef Sultan Molan
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: October 20th.1957
Place of Birth: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Language: Arabic (Native Language), English, and Farsi.
Home: (+966-1) 468-3702
Office: (+966-1) 467-8780
Mobile: (+966) 505320363
Address: Dept. of Plant Protection, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, P O Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
B.Sc.: King Saud University, College of Agriculture, Plant Production and Protection, 1981.
M.Sc.: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona USA, Plant Pathology, 1988.
Ph.D.: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado USA, Plant Pathology, 1994.
Employment and Administrative History
Teaching Assistant, 1981.
Teaching Faculty, 1994 till now.
Member, Council of Plant Protection Dept., 1994 till now.
Secretary, Council of Plant Protection Dept., 1994 till now.
Member, Agricultural Research and Experiment Station Office, 1994-997.
Head of Plant Protection Dept. 2001-2005.
Member, Council of the College of Agriculture, 2001-2005.
Fungal plant diseases, control, non chemical control, biological control of diseases.
BOT 101 General botany
PLPT 201 Principles of plant protection
PLPT 221 Principles of plant pathology
PLPT 321 Plant diseases caused by bacteria
PLPT 322 Plant diseases caused by fungi
PLPT 405 Field training
PLPT 504 Phytopathology-1
PLPT 512 Phytopathological Techniques
PLPT 521 Phytopathogenic Fungi
PLPT 524 Phytopathogenic Bacteria
PLPT 595 Seminars
PLPT 600 Research and thesis
PLPT 608 Selected Topics in Plant Pathology
PLPT 694 Seminar – 1
PLPT 695 Seminar – 2
PLPT 619 Advanced Plant Pathogenic Fungi
PLPT 628 Fungal Wilt Diseases
PLPT 632 Ecology and Management of Soil- borne Fungi
PLPT 635 Biological Control of Plant Diseases
PLPT 692 Special Studies in Plant Pathology
1- Survey of Fungi and Nematodes Associated With Floricultural and Ornamental Plant in Central Saudi Arabia. Agricultural Research Center. (Finished).
2- Survey of fungi associated with the forest plants in south west of Saudi Arabia. Ministry of Agriculture. (Finished).
3- Natural chemical and biological control against pathogens causing damping – off in some greenhouse vegetable crops in Riyadh region. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. (LGP-8-50). (Finished).
4- Detection of presumptive mycoparasites in soils from Riyadh region. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.(LGP-6-25). (Finished).
5- Identification of seed borne pith necrosis bacteria and response of some commercial cultivars of tomato to these bacteria. Agricultural Research Center. (Finished).
6- Survey of pathogenic fungi on date palm trees in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. (Finished).
7- Molecular Identification and Characterization of Biocontrol Isolates of Trichoderma species in Certain Cultivated Farms around Riyadh region. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. (Finished).
8- Prevention is better than cure: Assessment of Bayoud-Resistance for Date Palm Germplasm in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Using AFLPs and Mitochondrial DNA Markers. The National Plan for Science and Technology. (Going).
9- Evaluation of the efficacy of Trichoderma isolates as biocontrol agents to manage tomato-Fusarium wilt disease under Saudi Arabian conditions. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. (Going).
Molan , Y.Y. and Salah EL-Hussieni (1999). Pestalotiopsis Leaf Spot of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L. ) in Saudi Arabia. Alexandria Science Exchange. Egypt 20 (3): 189 -200.
Molan, Y. Y. (2001). Survey of Fungi Associated with Diseased Ornamental Plants in Riyadh Region. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. Saudi Arabia 8: 25-31. (In Arabic).
Molan, Y. Y., AL- Doss, A.A.; EL- Huaaieni, S. aud Moustafa, Kh. A (2001). Evaluation of Wheat Genotypes Against Bipolaris sorokiana Causing Spot Blotch. Alexandria Journal of Agricultural Reserch. Egypt. 46 ( 3 ) : 99 – 105.
Molan, Y.Y. (2001). A Preliminary Survey of Fungi Associated with Diseased Floriculture in Riyadh Region. Research Bulletin No. 102. Agricultural Research Center. King Saud University. Saudi Arabia, pp 5-15.(In Arabic).
Molan, Y.; Al-doss, A.; EL- Huaaieni, S (2001). Evaluation of Wheat Genotypes for susceptibility to Common Root Rot and Foot Rot Diseases Caused by Bipolaris sorokiana and Fusarium graminearum. Assute Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Egypt 32 (5): 121- 132.
Salem S . Al- Ghamdi , Molan , Y.Y.S., and El-hussieni,S (2001). Evaluation of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Cultivars for Resistance to Macrophamina Under Greenhouse Conditions. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. Saudi Arabia 8 ( 1 ) : 52 – 60.
Molan, Y.; Al-obeed, R.; Harhash, M.; and El-hussieni,S (2002). Decline of Date Palm Offshoots Infected with Chalara paradoxa. Accepted for publication in Journal of King Saud University, Agricultural Sciences, Saudi Arabia 16 (1): 79-86.
Molan, Y. Y., Kamel, A. and El-Hussieni, S (2003). Antifungal activity of some plants extracts and Trichoderma species compared with known fungicides against Chlara paradoxa causing black scorch on date palm. Proceedings of the international conference on date palm. 16-19 September 2003. College of agriculture and veterinary medicine. Univercity of Qaseem.
Al-Ghamdi, A.; Molan, Y.Y. and El-Hussieni, S. (2004). Identification of associated fungi recovered from honey bee combs and Biocontrol using Trichoderma spp. (In-vitro). Alexandria Journal of Agricultural Reserch. Egypt 25 (4) : 671 – 677.
Molan , Y.Y. and Y. Ibrahim,(2007). First Report of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) Pith Necrosis Caused by Pseudomonas fluorescens and P. corrugata in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Plant Dis. 91:110, 2007.
Al-sharidy, A. and Molan, Y. (2008). Survey of fungi associated with black scorch and leaf spots of date palm in Riyadh area. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 15: 113-118.
Molan, Y. Y., Kamel, A. and El-Hussieni, S (2008). Biocontrol of R. solani AG-4 with pipertone product from Cymbopogon Proximus and comparison with biocontrol agents (Trichoderma spp.). Alexandria Science Exchange J. 29: 16-25.
Molan, Y. Y., Alkasem, M. Y. And El-Enze, F. A. (2009). Biocontrol of Pythium ultimum the causal agent of cucumber damping off. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. (in press).
Molan, Y. Y., Alkasem, M. Y. And El-Enze, F. A. (2009). Biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani affecting bean seedlings root rot. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 16: 3-12.
Molan, Y. Y. (2009). Detection of presumptive mycoparasites in soil placed on host- colonized agar plates in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology 3: 22-26.
Molan, Y. Y. and El_Komy, M. H. (2010). Expression of Sl-WRKY1 transcription factor during Botrytis cinerea-tomato interaction in resistant and susceptible cultivars. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics 4: 1-12.
Molan, Y. Y., Alkasem, M. Y. And El-Enze, F. A. (2010). Biocontrol of Pythium ultimum the causal agent of cucumber damping off. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences.9: 81-98.
Molan, Y.Y. (2010). Survey of pathogenic fungi associated with roots and twigs of Juniper trees in Asir Forests region. J. Saudi Soc. for Agric. Sci., 9:168-181. (in Arabic).
Molan, Y.Y., Ibrahim, Y.E. and Al-Masrahi, A. A. (2010). Identification of Saudi Arabia of Pseudomonas corrugata, the tomato pith necrosis pathogen, and assessment of cultivar resistance and seed treatment. Journal of Plant Pathology 92: 215-220.
Ibrahim, Y. and Molan, Y. (2010). Occurrence of bacterial leaf spot disease on lettuce caused by Pseudomonas viridiflava in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Plant Pathology, 59 (2), p.402.
Widyawan, A., Santosa, A., El Komy, H. M. and Molan, Y. Y. (2010). Biocontrol of dry rot disease on potato by Bacillus megaterium. 305. The International Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Bali, Indonesia (Abstr.).
Molan, Y.Y. (2011). Survey of fungi associated with roots of Acacia, Neem and Jujube trees in Asir and North of Jazan forests regions. J. Saudi Soc. for Agric. Sci., (in Arabic). 10 (1): 61-74.
El_komy, M. H., Saleh, A. A., and Molan, Y. Y. (2012). Molecular characterization of early blight disease resistant and susceptible potato cultivars using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 11: 37-45.
El_komy, M. H., Saleh, A. A., A. Arnthodi and Molan, Y. Y. (2013). Morphological and molecular characterization of Fusarium isolates collected from date palm in Saudi Arabia. Phytopathology 103(Suppl. 2):S2.39.
Saleh, A. A., El_komy, M. H., A. Ernthodi, A. H. Sharafaddin and Molan, Y. Y. (2013). Molecular evaluation of resistibility/susceptibility of Saudi date palm germplasm against Bayoud disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. albedinis. Phytopathology 103(Suppl. 2):S2.125.
El_komy, M. H., Saleh, A. A., and Molan, Y. Y. (2014). Variation in susceptibility/resistiance responses of faba bean plants to chocolate spot pathogen infection according to leaf position.(in press).
El_komy, M. H., Saleh, A. A., A. Ernthodi, and Molan, Y. Y. (2014). Integration of biological, biochemical and molecular characterization of Novel Trichoderma asperellum isolates to select effective biocontrol agents against Fusarium wilt of tomato .(in press).
El_komy, M. H., Saleh, A. A., and Molan, Y. Y. (2014). Molecular identification and characterization of Trichoderma species from different Saudi cultivated soils. (in press).