Profile of Dr. Md. Arifuzzaman


Dr. Md. Arifuzzaman


Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding (GPB)

Faculty of Agriculture

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.



    My major aim is to provide quality education in undergraduate and Masters level to produce skilled Agriculture graduates.


    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and QTL mapping in cereals, plant tissue culture etc.


  1. Post-doctoral Research (Plant Molecular Breeding), 2018

    The University of Sydney, Australia

  2. Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, Plant Breeding group, 2015

    University of Bonn, Germany

  3. Master of Science (M.S.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2006

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

  4. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc.Ag.(Hon’s)], 2004

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh


Journal Papers

  1. Masuda MS, Azad MAK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M (2021) Evaluation of salt tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.) at seedling stage through morphological characters and salt tolerance index. Plant Physiology Reports 26(3):419–427. (Impact Score 0.90)

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  2. Turin MST, Arifuzzaman M, Azad MAK (2021) Screening of rice germplasms for drought stress tolerance using multivariate analysis. Pakistan Journal of Botany 53(2): 393-400. (Impact Factor 0.972)

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  3. Masuda MS, Arifuzzaman M, Azad MAK (2020) Variability and salt tolerance screening of maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines at seedling stage. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences 10(4):580-591

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  4. Ghosh A, Biswas BK, Arifuzzaman M (2020) Variability and character association study in morphological traits of tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.). The Agriculturists 18(1):116-128.

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  5. Islam MZ, Arifuzzaman M, Banik S, Hossain MA, Ferdous J, Khalequzzaman M, Pittendrigh BR, Tomita M, Ali MP (2020) Mapping QTLs underpin nutrition components in aromatic rice germplasm. Plos one. 11;15(6):e0234395. (Impact factor 3.24)

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  6. Arifuzzaman M, Barman S, Hayder S, Azad MAK, Turin MTS, Amzad MA, Masuda MS  (2020) Screening of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes under drought stress conditions using multivariate analysis. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS (2020). (Impact factor 0.85)

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  7. Hasan MAAZ, Mamunur R, Arifuzzaman M, Momotaj B, Shahrin KD (2020) Assessment of Genetic Variability and Generation of Blast Resistant Fine Aromatic Rice Hybrids Within Resistant and Susceptible Land Races. Curr Inves Agri Curr Res 8(2)- 2020. CIACR. MS.ID.000284. DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2020.08.000284.

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  8. Shovon SR, Arifuzzaman M, Haque MF, Biswas BK, Pervin MM (2020) Identification of in-vitro PEG Mediated Drought Tolerance Genotype in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). J Advan Biol Biotech 22(4):1-10.

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  9. Pervin MM, Azad MAK, Arifuzzaman M, Rahman MA, Shovon AR, Ali MK (2019) Regeneration of Plant through Embryo Culture from Promising Maize (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines. Acta Sci Agric 3.11: 55-61.

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  10. Begum M, Rashid M, Arifuzzaman M, Hasan MMS, Hasan MAAZ (2018) Genetic variability and crossing among blast resistant and susceptible fine aromatic rice (Oryza sativa) land races. Res on Crops 19(3): 450-457. (Impact factor 0.11)

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  11. Arifuzzaman M+, Guenal S+, Bungartz A, Muzammil S, Afsharyan NP, Leon J, Naz AA (2016) Genetic mapping reveals broader role of Vrn-H3 gene in root and shoot development beyond heading in barley. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158718. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158718. (+equal contributor) (Impact factor 4.41)

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  12. Ashakina A, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M, Waliur Rahman MW and Md. Lutful Kabir ML (2016) Performance of single, double and three-way cross hybrids in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). J Food, Agri & Environ 14 (1):71-77. (Impact factor 0.46)

  13. Azad MAK, Rahman MW, Arifuzzaman M, Hasanuzzaman M, Talukder MAI, Saha RK (2015) Callus induction and plant regeneration from immature kernel of maize inbred lines. J Chemi Biol & Physic Sci 5(4):4149-4161.

  14. Naz AA+, Arifuzzaman M+, Muzammil S, Pillen K, Léon J (2014) Wild barley introgression lines revealed novel QTL alleles for root and related shoot traits in the cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). BMC Genetics 15:107. (+equal contributor) (Impact factor 2.57)

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  15.  Arifuzzaman M, Sayed MA, Muzammil S, Pillen K, Schumann H, Naz AA, Léon J (2014) Detection and validation of novel QTL for shoot and root traits in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Mol Breed 34(3):1373-1387. (Impact factor 2.47)

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  16. Shathi DA, Arifuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Hasanuzzaman M, Azad AK (2012) Genetic divergence in musturd (Brassica spp. L). African J Pl Sci 6(8):239-243.

  17. Basak H, Biswas BK, Azad AK, Arifuzzaman M, Sharmeen F (2012) Micropropagation of mustard (Brassica spp.) from leaf explant. Thai J Agri Sc 45(2):75-81.

  18. Huque AKMM, MK Hossain, N. Alam, M. Hasanuzzaman, BK Biswas and M Arifuzzaman (2012) Genetic variability, correlation and path analysis for yield and its component characters in string bean (Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis [L Verdc.). Jahangirnagar University J Biol Sci 1(1):1-10. 

  19. Nazim T, Hasanuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Arifuzzaman A, Azad MAK (2012) In vitro regeneration of mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) using leaf and cotyledon explants. Bangladesh Res Pub J 6(3): 258-263.

  20. Akter S, Biswas BK, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M (2010) Variability, heritability and genetic advance in fine rice (Oryza Sativa L.) available in Bangladesh. J Sci Technol 8:183-192.

  21. Akter S, BK Biswas, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M (2010) Correlation and discriminant function analysis of some selected characters in fine rice (Oryza sativa L.) available in Bangladesh. Int J Sustain Crop Prod 5(4):30-35.

  22. Tasnuva S, Hasnuzzaman M, Faruq G, Sharmeen F, Arifuzzaman M (2010) Study on differentiation of wheat varieties through morphological and molecular approaches. Int J Sustain Crop Prod 5(3):29-34.

  23. Roy AC, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M, Tayeb MA (2010) In vitro plant regeneration of tobacco (Nicotiana sp.) using leaf explant. Eco-friendly Agril J 3(7):334-339.

  24. Hooque MA, Shamsuddin AKM, Arifuzzaman M, Sharmeen F, Azad AK (2010) Study on combining ability and heterosis for yield contributing characters in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). J of Environ Sci Nat Resour 3(1):67-70.

  25. Farhad M, Hasanuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Arifuzzaman M, Islam MM (2010) Study of genetic divergence in chilli (Capsicum annuum L.). Bangladesh Res Pub J 3(3):1045-1051.

  26. Sharmeen F, Rahman H, Rahman L, Rahman KMM, Arifuzzaman M (2009) Production of double haploids in spring wheat varieties and crosses. J Pl Breed Genet Soc Bangladesh 22(1):49-52.

  27. Farhad M, Hasanuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Azad AK, Arifuzzaman M (2008) Reliability of yield contributing characters for improving yield potential in chilli (Capsicum annum). Int J Sustain Crop Prod 3(3):30-38.

  28. Arifuzzaman M, Shah-E-Alam M, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Sharmeen F (2008) In vitro plant regeneration of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L). Intl J Biores 4(4):25-30.

  29. Arifuzzaman M, Ali MP, Biswas BK, Shah-E-Alam M, Rahman MH (2007) Study of genetic diversity in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L). Intl J Biores 3(6):37-42.

  30. Arifuzzaman M, Shah-E-Alam M, Biswas BK, Hasanuzzaman M, Islam MT (2007) Study on variation for yield and yield contributing characters and relationship among them in groundnut. Bangladesh J Prog Sci & Tech 5(1):013-016.


  1. Endeavour Research Fellowship (Post-Doc)

    Funded by: Australian Government

  2. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

    Funded by: German Govt. for carry out PhD in Germany


  1. Production of double haploid in wheat through wheat × maize crosses

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is the second most important crop in the world. The research hypothesis of the project was to develop a suitable protocol for wheat × maize and subsequent development of haploids under in-vitro using different culture media. Therefore, the proposed study was undertaken with the following objectives: 1. To identify the suitable culture media for developing higher frequency of haploids through embryo culture that derived from wheat F1 × maize germplasm, and 2. To construct a suitable protocol for regeneration of double haploid in wheat.

  2. Genetic and molecular dissection of drought tolerance in European barely (Hordeum valgare L.) lines (2019-20)

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training (IRT)

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: Among the major cereal crops, barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L. and T. turgidum L.) are grown in the most hostile and consequently lowest yielding environments and severely affects on yield and quality of crop due to abiotic stress (Langridge et al. 2006). Abiotic factor includes drought, salinity, high temperatures and an insufficient supply of mineral nutrients. Drought is considered as one of the main abiotic factors limiting crop productivity, including that of barley (Jana and Wilen 2005). In the present study, we will perform genome-wide association mapping for root and shoot with yield traits using a unique barley diversity set adapted to different environmental conditions across the world. The diversity set will be established based on modern cultivars, landraces and wild accessions for in depths analyses of broad-spectrum genetic resources to discover essential breeding leads. Considering the above facts, the present study should be taken with the following objectives: 1. To assess the genetic variability in barley germplasms based on root-shoot traits, proline content, and yield traits. 2. To identify diverse parents for future hybridization program using molecular diversity analysis. 3. To identify resistance sources of gene or loci for drought tolerance in barley through marker-trait association studies.