Department of Plant Pathology

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur-1706


Room# 207, MS Building, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University,

Salna, Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh

Cell phone: +8801870773576, 01552432833

Tel: +88 02 9205310-14, Ext. 2221 Fax: +88 02 92 05 333



PhD: College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, China. Thesis:-Research on virulence characteristics of secretion system-related genes and bio-based protection strategies of rice brown stripe pathogen Acidovorax oryzae. (September 2015 – July 2019)

Master: Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. The effect of ectopic expression of venom allergen-like proteins of nematodes and mutations in endogenous papain-like cysteine proteases on disease susceptibility and development of Arabidopsis thaliana. (September 2011-September 2013)

Master: Department of Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Thesis:-Genetic analysis of disease resistance and variation of yield contributing characters of eggplant in F2 generation. (June 2005 – December 2016)

Bachelor: Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. (January 2000 – May 2005)


Recent Publications

  1. Hari, S. B., Briste, P. S., Sumi, A. A., Mosharaf, M. K., Paul, S. I., Masum, M. M. I. and Jannat, R.  Endophytic bacteria isolated from medicinal plants induce plant growth promotion and southern blight disease suppression in tomato. Journal of Plant Pathology 2022. (doi:10.1007/s42161-022-01248-2)
  2. Zhang, Y., Masum, M.M.I., Gao, C.  Cheng, Y. and Guan, J.Ozone reduces the fruit decay of postharvest winter jujube by altering the microbial community structure on fruit surface. Microbiological Research 2022, 262: 127110.
  3. Zhang, Y., Gao, C. Masum, M.M.I., Cheng, Y., Wei, Y., Guan, Y. and Guan, J. Dynamic microbiome changes reveal the effect of 1-methylcyclopropene treatment on reducing postharvest fruit decay in ‘Doyenne du Comice’ pear. Frontiers in Microbiology 2021, 12:729014.
  4. Hossain, A., Islam Masum, M. M., Wu, X., Abdallah, Y., Ogunyemi, S. O., Wang, Y., Sun, G., Li, B., and An, Q. Screening of Bacillus strains in biocontrol of pathogen Dickeya dadantii causing stem and root rot disease of sweet potato. Biocontrol Science and Technology 2020, 30:1180-1198.
  5. Ali, M. A., Ahmed, T., Wu, W., Hossain, A., Hafeez, R., Islam Masum, M. M., Wang, Y., An, Q., Sun, G., and Li, B. (2020b). Advancements in Plant and Microbe-Based Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles and Their Antimicrobial Activity against Plant Pathogens. Nanomaterials 10, 1146.
  6. Ali, K. A., Yao, R., Wu, W., Masum, M. M. I., Luo, J., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., An, Q., Sun, G., and Li, B. (2020a). Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticle from pomelo (Citrus Maxima) and their antibacterial activity against Acidovorax oryzae RS-2. Materials Research Express 7, 015097.
  7. Hossain, A., Abdallah, Y., Ali, M.A., Masum, M.M.I, Li, B., Sun, G., Meng, Y., Wang, Y., An, Q. Lemon fruit-based green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles and titanium dioxide nanoparticles against soft rot bacterial pathogen Dickeya dadantii. Biomolecules, 2019 9:863
  8. Masum, M.M.I., Siddiqa, M.M.S., Ali, K.A., Zhang, Y., Abdallah, Y., Ibrahim, E., Qiu, W., Yan, C. and Li, B. Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract and its inhibitory action against the pathogen Acidovorax oryzae strain RS-2 of rice bacterial brown stripe. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019, 10:820.
  9. Abdallah, Y., Yang, M., Zhang, M., Masum, M. M. I., Ogunyemi, S. O., Hossain, A., An, Q., Yan, C. & Bin, L. Plant growth promotion and suppression of bacterial leaf blight in rice by Paenibacillus polymyxa Sx3. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2019, 68:423-429
  10. Ogunyemi, S. O., Abdallah, Y., Zhang, M., Fouad, H., Hong, X., Ibrahim, E., Masum, M.M.I., Hossain, A., Mo., C. & Li, B. Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles using different plant extracts and their antibacterial activity against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzaeArtificial cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, 2019, 47:341-352.
  11. Hossain, A., Hasan, R., Islam, M.M., Datta, J., Masum, M.M.I.*, Elucidation of the antagonistic effect of Bacillus species against white mold fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. International Journal of Biosciences, 2018, 13:195-207.
  12. Ogunyemi, S. O., Chen, J., Zhang, M., Wang, L., Masum, M. M. I., Yan, C., An, Q., Li, B., & Chen, J. Identification and characterization of five new OP2-related Myoviridae bacteriophages infecting different strains of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzaeJournal of Plant Pathology, 2018, 101:263-273.
  13. Masum, M. M. I., Liu, L., Yang, M., Hossain, M. M., Siddiqa, M. M., Supty, M. E., Ogunyemi, S. O., Hossain, A., An, Q. & Li, B. Halotolerant bacteria belonging to operational group Bacillus amyloliquefaciens in biocontrol of the rice brown stripe pathogen Acidovorax oryzaeJournal of Applied Microbiology, 2018, 125: 1852-1867.
  14. Masum, M.M.I., Yang, Y., Li, B., Olaitan, O.S., Chen, J., Zhang, Y., Fang, Y., Qiu, W., Wang, Y. & Sun, G. Role of the genes of type vi secretion system in virulence of rice bacterial brown stripe pathogen Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae strain RS-2. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2017, 18: 2024.
  15. Zhang, Y., Zhang, F., Li, B., Yang, Y.Z., Ibrahim, M., Fang, Y.S., Qiu, W., Masum, M.M.I. & Li, B. Characterization and functional analysis of clpB gene from Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae RS‐1. Plant Pathology, 2017, 66: 1369-1379.
  16. Rubayet M.T., Bhuiyan M. K.A., Jannat R., Masum M. M.I., Hossain M. M.. Effect of biofumigation and soil solarization on stem canker and black scurf diseases of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) caused by Rhizoctonia solani isolate PR2.  Advances in Agricultural Science, 2018, 6: 33-48
  17. Prosenjit T., Siddiqa M. M., Masum, M.M.I.*, Habibullah A.B.M., Alam M.K.B. Effect of Trichoderma Fortified Compost on Disease Suppression, Growth and Yield of Chickpea.  International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology, 2017, 2: 831-839.
  18. Akter, M., Masum, M.M.I.*, Bhuiyan, M.K.A., Jannat, R. Bio-efficacy of Trichoderma-fortified compost in controlling onion diseases and improving yield of onion (Allium cepa L.). International Journal of Biosciences, 2016, 9: 225-236.
  19. Nitu, N. J., Masum, M.M.I.*, Jannat, R., Bhuiyan, M.K.A., Sultana S. Application of chitosan and Trichoderma against soil-borne pathogens and their effect on yield of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). International Journal of Biosciences, 2016. 9: 10-24.
  20. Zhang, Y., Zhang, F., Li, B., Yang, Y.Z., Ibrahim, M., Fang, Y.S., Qiu, W.,  Masum, M.M.I.,  Oliva, R. Characterization and functional analysis of clpB gene from Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae RS-1. Plant Pathology. 2017, 12685