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Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder


Botany
Jahangirnagar University
Bangladesh

Biography

Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder was born in the district of Tangail in 1982. He was graduated from the Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University with First Class First Position as well as MSc in Botany (Thesis Group-Plant Pathology) with First Class Second Position. He also obtained another MSc degree in Nematology with Great Distinction (Mugna Cum Laude) under VLIR-UOS scholarship. He received Best Student Award, 2015 from Ghent University, Belgium. Sikder joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Botany in 2010, and promoted to Assistant Professor in 2013. He worked on effect of spent mushroom compost and arrbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on onion and maize; later on  he focused his research on interaction of Root-knot nematode-Meloidogyne graminicola and Oomycete-Pythium arrhenomanes on rice with emphasis to defense hormonal (Jasmonic acid, Salicylic acid, Ethylene and Auxin) signaling pathway in rice. He published 14 research articles in National and International recognized journal. At present, his research interest on morphological, morphometric and molecular characterization of plant parasitic nematodes, fungi, and bacteria.       

Research Interest

Plant Pathology, Agriculture, Plant Science, Nematology, Molecular Biotechnology

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