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Masoud Bahar

Department of Crop Protection
Isfahan University of Technology


  Currently he is working as a Professor in Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology. He did his PhD. In Plant Pathology, University of Adelaide, Australia.. He did his M.Sc. in Horticulture from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.

Research Interest

  Molecular ecology and genetic diversity of plant-pathogenic bacteria Detection and molecular characterization of Phytoplasmas associated with horticultural crops The Rhizobium - legume symbiosis The development and use of microsatellite markers for genetic analysis of orphan plants


  • Developing an SCAR and ITS reliable multiplex PCR-based assay for safflower adulterant detection in saffron samples.

  • Analysis of genetic diversity among saffron (Crocus sativus) accessions from different regions of Iran as revealed by SRAP markers.

  • Characterization of phytoplasmas related to aster yellows group infecting annual plants in Iran, based on the studies of 16S rRNA and rp genes.

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