Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dr Mehboob-ur-Rahman

Principal Scientist

Work Phone: (+92 41) 9201316-20
Fax Phone: (+92 41) 9201472
Cell/Direct Phone: 0300-7675801
Dr Mehboob-ur-Rahman



  • B.Sc (Hons), 1995, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Univ. of Agric. Fsd   
  • M.Sc (Hons) 1997, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Univ. of Agric. Fsd   
  • PhD (Molecular Breeding of cotton), 2002, Univ. of Agric. Fsd 
  • Postdoc, (Plant genomics/comparative genomics), 2008, Univ Georgia USA


    Research Interests:

    • Improvement of cotton against various biotic and abiotic stresses using DNA marker technology.
    • Improvement in fiber quality through introgressions, monitored by DNA markers, from G. barbadense.
    • Developing GM-cotton varieties using Bt gene etc.
    • Development of TILLING populations for studying the expression of various genes of interest.
    • Development of early maturing, drought and heat tolerant wheat varieties using DNA fingerprinting approache


    Research Publications:




    • Rahman, M., M. Asif, T. Shaheen, N. Tabbasam, Y. Zafar and A.H. Paterson. 2010. Marker-assisted breeding in Higher Plants. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews (in press). 
    •  Shaheen, T., Y. Zafar and M. Rahman. 2010. Detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the conserved ESTs regions of Gossypium arboreum. Electronic J Biotechnology (in press).
    • Paterson A.H., J. Rong…..M. Rahman, Y. Zafar…2010. Sequencing and utilization of the Gossypium genomes. Tropical Plant Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s12042-010-9051-4.
    • Rahman, M. and A. H. Paterson. 2010. Comparative Genomics in Crop Plants. In: S.M. Jains & D.S. Brar (Eds). Springer Publisher, pp 23-60
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