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Academic Credentials

Ph.D: Maryland, Plant Pathology 1992, College Park

M.Sc: Wisconsin, Plant Pathology 1979, Madison

B.Sc: Liberia, Agriculture Science, 1975


Academic Position

Associate Professor

Teaching interest 


Plant Pathology

Botany 105 & 104 Plant kingdom

Biology 102

Botany 102- Plant structure and function

Plant anatomy

Plant Physiology

Plant Protection

Seminar Bot 391

Principles of Weed Control

Marine Botany 302


Plant - Pathogen Interaction - Bot 513

List of Publications

  • Manal Al-Kanderi, Amina Redha and Patrice Suleman. 2009. Polyamine accumulation and osmotic adjustment as adaptive responses to water and salinity stress in Conocarpus lancifloius. Funct. Plant Sci. Biotech. 3: 42-48.


  • Mansour T. Abdullah, Nida Y. Ali and Suleman P. 2008. Effect of salinity, temperature and carbon source on the growth and development sclerotia of Sclerotium sclerotiorum isolated from semi-arid environment. Plant Pathol. J. 24: 407-416.


  • Mansour T. Abdullah, Nida Y. Ali and Suleman P. 2008. Biological control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary with Trichoderma harzianum and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Crop Protection 27: 1354-1359.


  •  Al-Awadi H A., Hanif,A., Suleman, P.and. M., Montassser, M.S. 2002. Molecular and microscopically detection of phytoplasma associated with yellowing disease of date palms Phoenix dactylifera L in Kuwait. Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering 29: 87-108.
  • Suleman, P., A. Al-Musallam and C. Menezes, 2002, The effect of Biofungicide Mycostop on Ceratocystis radicicola a causal agent of black scorch on Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). Journal of Biocontrol. 47: 207-216.


  • Suleman, P., A. Al-Musallam and C. Menezes, 2001. The effect of solute potential and water stress on Black scorch caused by Chalara paradoxa and Chalara radicicola on Date Palm. Plant Disease 85: 80-83.


  •  Al-Awadi H A., Montassser, M.S., Suleman, P.and Hanif,A. M. 2001. Phytoplasma associated with yellowing disease of Washingtonia sp. in Kuwait. Plant Pathol Journal. 17: 329-335.
  •  Suleman, P., A. Al-Musallam, and C. Menezes. 2001. Incidence and severity of black scorch on Date palms in Kuwait. Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering 28: 161-170.


  •  Suleman, P., S. Sardanelli, L.R. Krusberg and D.C. Straney, 1997. Variability among Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici isolates in their ability to interact with Meloidogyne incognita race 1. Kuwait J. Sci. & Eng. 24:299-308.


  •  Suleman, P. and D.C. Straney, 1996. Variation in tolerance to tomato phytoalexins among isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici, and strains not pathogenic on tomato. Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 48: 131‑144.


  • Suleman, P. and P.W. Steiner, 1994. The relationship between sorbitol and solute potential in apple shoots relative to fire blight symptom development following infection by Erwinia amylovora. Phytopathology 84: 1244‑1250.

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