Soheil Mahmoud Department of Biology, University of British Columbia, Canada
1 protocol

Zerihun Demissie National Research Council of Canada, Canada
1 protocol
Yanjie Li Yale University
30 protocols

Ayelign M. Adal
  • Post-Doc, The University of British Columbia
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • genetic diversity, genetic markers, plant biotechnology, plant tissue culture, volatile compounds, isoprenoid metabolism, molecular biology
  • 1 Author merit


PhD, The University of British Columbia

Lab information

Mahmoud lab, The University of British Columbia


Adal AM and Mahmoud SS (2020) Short-chain isoprenyl diphosphate synthases of lavender (Lavandula), Plant Molecular Biology, 102, 517 - 535.

Sarker LS, Adal AM and Mahmoud SS (2020) Diverse transcription factors control monoterpene synthase expression in lavender (Lavandula), Planta, 251:5

Wells RS, Adal AM, Bauer L, Najafianashrafi E and Mahmoud SS (2020) Cloning and functional characterization of a floral repressor gene from Lavandula angustifolia, Planta, 251: 41

Demissie ZA, Tarnowycz M, Adal AM, Sarker LS and Mahmoud SS (2019) A lavender ABC transporter confers resistance to monoterpene toxicity in yeast. Planta, 249(1):139–144

Adal AM, Sarker LS, Malli RPN, Liang P and Mahmoud SS (2019) RNA-Seq in the discovery of a sparsely expressed scent-determining monoterpene synthase in lavenders (Lavandula), Planta, 249(1):271–290.

Malli RPN, Adal AM, Sarker LS, Liang P and Mahmoud SS (2019) De novo sequencing of the Lavandula angustifolia genome reveals highly duplicated and optimized features for essential oil production, Planta, 249(1):251–256.

Hind KR, Adal AM, Upson TM and Mahmoud SS (2018) An assessment of plant DNA barcodes for the identification of cultivated Lavandula (Lamiaceae) taxa, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 16:459-466

Wells R, Truong F, Adal AM, Sarker LS and Mahmoud SS (2018) Lavandula essential oils: a current review of applications in medicinal, food, and cosmetic industries of lavender. Natural Product Communications 13(10):1403-1417

Adal AM, Lukman S Sarker, Ashley D Lemke and Soheil S Mahmoud; (2017) Isolation and functional characterization of a methyl jasmonate-responsive 3-carene synthase from Lavandula x intermedia,Plant Mol Biol 93:641–657,
DOI 10.1007/s11103-017-0588-6

Ayelign M Adal, Zerihun A Demissie and Soheil S Mahmoud (2016) EST-SSR analysis and cross-species transferability study in Lavandula, Bio-protocol 6(15): e1891.

Ayelign M Adal, Zerihun A Demissie and Soheil S Mahmoud (2015) Identification, validation and cross-species transferability of novel Lavandula EST-SSRs, Planta 241 (4): 987-1004. DOI: 10.1007/s00425-014-2226-8.
Ayelign Mengesha A., Ayenew, B. and Tadesse, T. 2013. Energy sources affect in vitro propagation and subsequent acclimatization of Ananas comosus, var. Smooth cayenne plants. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Science, 2 (6): 2372-2376.

Ayelign Mengesha A., Ayenew, B. and Tadesse, T. 2013. Acclimatization of in vitro multiplied pineapple (Ananas comosuss (L), var. Smooth cayenne) plantlets to Ex - vitro Condition in Ethiopia. American Journal of Plant Science, 4: 317-323. DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2013.42042.

Ayenew, B., Tadesse, T., Gebremariam, E., Ayelign Mengesha A. and Tefera, W. 2013. The use of Temporary Immersion Bioreactor (TIB) on pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) multiplication and rooting ability. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Science, 2 (4): 2456-2465.

Ayelign Mengesha A., Ayenew, B., Gebremariam, E. and Tadesse, T. 2012. Micro-propagation of Vanilla planifolia using Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw), Cheesman) starch as a gelling agent. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4 (4): 519-525.

Ayenew, B., Ayelign Mengesha A. Tadesse, T. and Gebremariam, E. 2012. Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman: A cheap and alternative gelling agent for pineapple (Ananas comosus var. smooth cayenne) in vitro propagation. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Science, 2 (2): 640-652.

Abebe Z., Ayelign Mengesha A., Teressa A. and Tefera W. 2009. Efficient in vitro multiplication protocol for Vanilla planifolia using nodal explants in Ethiopia, African Journal of Biotechnology, 8 (24): 6817-6821.
1 Protocol published
EST-SSR Analysis and Cross-species Transferability Study in Lavandula
Authors:  Ayelign M. Adal, Zerihun A. Demissie and Soheil S. Mahmoud, date: 08/05/2016, view: 6567, Q&A: 0
The genus Lavandula comprises of several economically important lavender species that are mainly cultivated worldwide for essential oil production. Identification of lavender species and their cultivars has been a huge bottleneck ...
2 Protocols reviewed
A Simple and Rapid Assay for Measuring Phytoalexin Pisatin, an Indicator of Plant Defense Response in Pea (Pisum sativum L.)
Authors:  Lee A. Hadwiger and Kiwamu Tanaka, date: 07/05/2017, view: 4808, Q&A: 0
Phytoalexins are antimicrobial substance synthesized in plants upon pathogen infection. Pisatin (Pisum sativum phytoalexin) is the major phytoalexin in pea, while it is also a valuable indicator of plant defense ...
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Thermostability Measurement of an α-Glucosidase Using a Classical Activity-based Assay and a Novel Thermofluor Method
Authors:  Karin Ernits, Katrin Viigand, Triinu Visnapuu, Kristina Põšnograjeva and Tiina Alamäe, date: 06/20/2017, view: 6422, Q&A: 0
α-glucosidases (including maltases and isomaltases) are enzymes which release glucose from a set of α-glucosidic substrates. Their catalytic activity, substrate specificity and thermostability can be assayed using this trait. Thermostability of ...
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