Mohammad Anwar Hossain

Mohammad Anwar Hossain
Bangladesh Agricultural University | BAU · Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding

BScAg, MS, MSc, PhD, Post-doc
Breeding for environmental stress tolerance and nutritional quality improvements in crop plants

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Introduction
Mohammad Anwar Hossain is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University Mymensingh. His current research interests include the isolation and characterization of abiotic stress responsive genes and proteins, physiological and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress response and tolerance with special reference to oxidative stress, antioxidants and methylglyoxal metabolism and signaling, generation of stress tolerant and nutrient efficient plants through breeding and biotechnology and cross-stress tolerance in plants
Additional affiliations
September 2011 - September 2015
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Position
  • Associate Professor
March 2005 - September 2011
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Teaching and research
October 2002 - March 2005
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching and research
Education
November 2015 - November 2017
The University of Tokyo
Field of study
  • Low Phosphorus Tolerance in Rice
October 2008 - September 2011
Ehime University
Field of study
  • Plant abiotic stress physiology and molecular biology
October 2006 - September 2008
Kagawa University
Field of study
  • Plant abiotic stress physiology and molecular biology

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Publications (131)
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Manipulation of growth and development of cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) has received considerable interest by the scientific community due to its high value in medicinal and recreational use worldwide. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of LED spectral changes on reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cannabinoid accumulation by provoki...
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Crop plants growing under field conditions are constantly exposed to various abiotic and biotic stress factors leading to decreased yield and quality of produce. In order to achieve sustainable development in agriculture and to increase agricultural production for feeding an increasing global population, it is necessary to use ecologically compatib...
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The present investigation was undertaken to standardize the media and the anti-browning regime in order to minimize the phenolic browning of an in vitro culture of Persian walnut cv. Sulaiman. The experiments involved two types of explants, forced and unforced shoot tips, two types of media, Driver and Kuniyuki Walnut (DKW) medium andMurashige and...
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Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling yield and yield-related traits in rice was performed in the F 2 mapping population derived from parental rice genotypes DHMAS and K343. A total of 30 QTLs governing nine different traits were identified using the composite interval mapping (CIM) method. Four QTLs were mapped for number of...
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Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the world's most important cereal crops. Nitrogen is one of the most important plant nutrients for rice. Different forms of nitrogenous fertilizer are the major sources of nutrients in rice production. Nitrogen affects various physiological and biochemical processes in plant cells that ultimately affect the growth a...
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Plant community composition, productivity and performance are all greatly affected by silicon (Si). This chapter reviews the impact of fertilization with Si with or without N or P in relation to plant N and P content, leaf photosynthetic activity, biomass and plant species diversity of plant communities. Si fertilization had no effect on plant carb...
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Drought stress is one of the most important abiotic stresses that plants face frequently in nature. Under drought conditions, many morphological, physiological, and molecular aspects of plants are changed and as a result plants experience a remarkable reduction in growth, yield, and reproduction. To expand our understanding of the molecular basis o...
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Sixteen rice genotypes were screened against combined salinity and submergence stresses to fi nd out potential salt-submergence tolerant genotypes. Rice seedlings were subjected to submergence stress including two salinity levels viz., EC-6 dSm-1 and EC-8 dSm-1 for 10 days. Imposition of combined stress considerably decreased the growth parameters...
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Silicon and Nano-silicon in Environmental Stress Management and Crop Quality Improvement: Progress and Prospects provides a comprehensive overview of the latest understanding of the physiological, biochemical, and molecular basis of silicon- and nano-silicon-mediated environmental stress tolerance and crop quality improvements in plants. This volum...
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Drought tolerance is a complex trait controlled by many metabolic pathways and genes and identifying a solution to increase the resilience of plants to drought stress is one of the grand challenges in plant biology. This study provided compelling evidence of increased drought stress tolerance in two sugar beet genotypes when treated with exogenous...
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Achieving food security while protecting the environment in the context of future global climate changes is a great challenge to the sustainability of modern agricultural systems. Food production is likely to maintain priority over environmental protection. In modern agriculture, input management is very crucial for sustaining future food security...
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Moringa (Moringa oleifera L.) leaf extract is a natural plant growth stimulant that is well-known for its ability to improve plant growth and development. A field study was conducted to evaluate the influence of MLE (Moringa Leaf Extract) on the growth, yield and nutritional improvement in two vegetable crops [Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and Indi...
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Plant growth regulators are naturally biosynthesized chemicals in plants that influence physiological processes. Their synthetic analogous trigger numerous biochemical and physiological processes involved in the growth and development of plants. Nowadays, due to changing climatic scenario, numerous biotic and abiotic stresses hamper seed germinatio...
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Thirty-one Aman rice germplasm were evaluated to assess their morphological variability and genetic diversity considering ten quantitative and thirty one qualitative traits at the field experimental plot of Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Mymensingh, following randomized complete block design. The germplasm showed significant differenc...
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Genetic diversity is a useful resource for crop improvement. In this study, a total of 28 rice genotypes were screened to isolate potential salt-tolerant genotypes at the seedling stage using hydroponic system. Different morpho-physiological indicators were used to classify tolerant and susceptible genotypes and biochemical determinants were dissec...
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Salinity is one of the most important abiotic stresses that inhibit wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) growth, development and yield. Therefore, finding efficient strategies to prevent salt-induced growth retardation and yield loss is crucial for modern agriculture to sustain production. This study was conducted to explore the roles of exogenous salicyli...
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Having up-to-date knowledge on the mineralization of organic materials and release of nutrients is of paramount significance to ensure crops’ nutrient demands, increase nutrient use efficiency and ensure the right fertilizer application at the right time. This study seeks to evaluate the mineralization patterns of various manures viz. cowdung (CD),...
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Acid soil is a hindrance to agricultural productivity and a threat to food and environmental security. Research was carried out to assess the impact of lime and organic manure (OM) amendments on yield and nutrient uptake by using the T. Aman-Maize-Fallow cropping pattern in acid soils. The experiment was set up in an RCBD design and used nine treat...
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Rice is a staple food for humans and a key source of soil arsenic (As) transfer to the human food chain. As a result, it is critical to develop ways for reducing As accumulation in rice. A pot experiment with seven different water management practices was done to examine the impacts of water management on rice (cv. BRRI dhan28) growth, yield, and A...
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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is called ‘the poor man’s orange’ due to its low price and improved nutritional values. An experiment was conducted to study the breeding potential of some exotic tomato lines by assessing various qualitative and quantitative traits conferring yield and quality attributes. Among the qualitative traits, greater varia...
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Soil acidity is a major problem when it comes to improving crop productivity and nutrient uptake. This experiment was therefore conducted at a farmer’s field—Nalitabari Upazila under AEZ 22 (northern and eastern Piedmont plains) to evaluate the effects of lime and organic manure (OM) amendment on crop productivity and nutrient uptake of the wheat–m...
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Advances in proteome research have opened the gateway to understanding numerous metabolic pathways and fundamental mechanisms involved in abiotic stress tolerance. In the present study, the antioxidant capacity of four tomato genotypes i.e., Kashi Amrit, Kashi Anupam, EC-317-6-1, and WIR-4360 was determined under drought stress to ascertain the sca...
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A good understanding of nutrient release from manure or compost after application through mineralization is important to assure meeting the nutrient demand of crops, to secure timely fertilizer application and to enhance nutrient use efficiency. The current study was done to evaluate phosphorus (P) and sulphur (S) release patterns from different ty...
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This book contains 29 chapters focusing on wheat, maize and sorghum molecular breeding. It aims to contribute the latest understandings of the molecular and genetic bases of abiotic stress tolerance, yield and quality improvement of wheat, maize and sorghum to develop strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance that will lead to enhance produ...
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Wheat constitutes pivotal position for ensuring food and nutritional security; however, rapidly rising soil and water salinity pose a serious threat to its production globally. Salinity stress negatively affects the growth and development of wheat leading to diminished grain yield and quality. Wheat plants utilize a range of physiological biochemic...
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The family Brassicaceae constitutes one of the world’s most economically important plant groups. These plants are important sources of vegetable oil, vegetables, and condiments. Most of these crops belong to the genus Brassica, which includes common crops such as oilseeds (oilseed rape, mustard) and vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprou...
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Wheat constitutes pivotal position for ensuring food and nutritional security; however, rapidly rising soil and water salinity pose a serious threat to its production globally. Salinity stress negatively affects the growth and development of wheat leading to diminished grain yield and quality. Wheat plants utilize a range of physiological biochemic...
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Development of a variety having high oil content and desirable fatty acid compositions is a major objective of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) breeding programmes. To study the gene action (through combining ability) and heterosis for oil and fatty acids, an experiment was conducted using a 4 × 4 full diallel method. Four parents and their 12 F1 hy...
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Globally among biotic stresses, diseases like blight, rust and blast constitute prime constraints for reducing wheat productivity especially in Bangladesh. For sustainable productivity, the development of disease-resistant lines and high yielding varieties is vital and necessary. This study was conducted using 122 advanced breeding lines of wheat i...
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Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the major sources of calories for billions of people, with production predicted to decrease in the near future due to various abiotic stresses. An increase in methylglyoxal (MG) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a common consequence of abiotic stresses in rice. Many recent studies with rice have demonstrated a cl...
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Salinity considerably lowers crop yield worldwide. Production of salt stress-tolerant species will be essential to maintain the food supply in the coming decades. Brassicas, including various members of the family Brassicaceae, are very necessary sources of human food. Importantly, the key crop species that are members of the Brassicaceae family ar...
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Achieving food security while protecting the environment in the context of future global climate changes is a great challenge to the sustainability of modern agricultural systems. Food production is likely to maintain priority over environmental protection. In modern agriculture, input management is very crucial for sustaining future food security...
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Drought susceptibility and low genetic variability are the major constraints of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) production worldwide. Development of an efficient pre-field drought phenotyping technique and identification of diversified drought tolerant lentil genotype(s) are therefore vital and necessary. Two separate experiments were conducted usin...
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Rice is a relatively salt-sensitive crop with the reproductive and seedling stages being the most sensitive. Two separate experiments were conducted to isolate potential determinants of salinity tolerance and to investigate the possibility of modulating salt tolerance by exogenous ascorbic acid (AsA) application. Rice plants were imposed to salinit...
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Rice is a relatively salt-sensitive crop with the reproductive and seedling stages being the most sensitive. Two separate experiments were conducted to isolate potential determinants of salinity tolerance and to investigate the possibility of modulating salt tolerance by exogenous ascorbic acid (AsA) application. Rice plants were imposed to salinit...
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Soil depth can significantly influence the availability of nutrients in soil. An experiment was conducted with seven soil samples from seven land use types to observe the effect of soil depth on soil properties under various land use systems. Soil pH, electrical conductivity (EC), organic matter, available phosphorus (P), available sulphur (S) and...
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Soil depth can significantly influence the availability of nutrients in soil. An experiment was conducted with seven soil samples from seven land use types to observe the effect of soil depth on soil properties under various land use systems. Soil pH, electrical conductivity (EC), organic matter, available phosphorus (P), available sulphur (S) and...
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Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the principal cereal crops and is a major source of calories for billions of people around the globe. It has been predicted that rice production will decrease in near future due to the negative effects of global climate change. The increase in temperature and scarcity of irrigation water poses a serious threat to rice...
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Salt stress is one of the most important abiotic stresses threatening agricultural production worldwide. Salt stress affects vital physiological, biochemical and molecular processes in crop plants, leading to reduced plant growth and yields or even plant death. To cope with salt stress, plants have evolved many adaptive mechanisms, including the de...
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Drought stress is a major concern for current agriculture as it limits plant growth and yield. An experiment was conducted with a drought susceptible rice (Oryza sativa L. cv. BRRI dhan29) to explore the potential functions and possible mechanisms of exogenous glutathione (GSH)-induced drought stress tolerance. Fifteen-day-old seedlings, GSH-pretre...
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Understanding phenotypic and genotypic variability of Bangladeshi lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) in relation to exotic lentil is important in attempting to widen the genetic base of the germplasm in the country. An experiment was conducted using 30 diverse lentil genotypes to study the agromorphological and genetic variability, heritability, expect...
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The allelic diversity and molecular characterization of 30 Aus genotypes were done through DNA fingerprinting using microsatellite (SSR) markers. All the 30 amplified products have polymorphic bands giving 176 alleles. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 4 (RM536) to 20 (RM209), with an average of 9.4889 alleles across 45 loci. A total of 1...
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Salt tolerance is a complex polygenic trait that is genotype specific and tolerance can depend upon a plants developmental stage. To evaluate reproductive stage specific salt tolerance as well as investigate the inherent variability of mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) genotypes with respect to seed yields and yield-related traits, a pot culture experime...
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Priming-Mediated Stress and Cross-Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants is the first comprehensive overview of the latest understanding of the physiological, biochemical and molecular basis of priming mediated stress tolerance and cross-stress tolerance in plants. Plants have developed unique strategies to respond to ever-changing environmental condition...
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Metal Tolerance Proteins (MTPs) play an important role in the transport of metals at the cellular, tissue and whole plant levels. In the present study, 11 MTP genes were identified and these clustered in three major sub-families Fe/Zn-MTP, Zn-MTP, Mn-MTP, and seven groups, which are similar to the grouping of MTP genes in both Arabidopsis and rice....
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In nature, plants are constantly challenged by various abiotic and biotic stresses that can restrict their growth, development and yields. In the course of their evolution, plants have evolved a variety of sophisticated and efficient mechanisms to sense, respond to, and adapt to changes in the surrounding environment. A common defensive mechanism a...
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Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the major oilseed crops of the world and it is an important source of protein in many countries. To study the nature of combining ability and heterosis for yield and related attributes a 4 × 4 full diallel experiment was conducted at the experimental plot of Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Myme...
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Plant Micronutrient Use Efficiency improves understanding of the complex mechanisms regulating micronutrient use efficiency in plants. Understanding this science is essential for the development of new varieties of crop plants that are more resilient to micronutrient stress, as well as plants with increased bioavailable concentrations of essential...