Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder Assistant Professor, Department of Botany

Research Interest

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

Conference Papers

Abstracts published in Conferences


  1. M. Verbeek, E. Rom Mas, M.M. Sikder & M. Höfte. 2016. Effect of Pythium arrhenomanes elicitor NLP on the interaction with Meloidogyne graminicola in rice. International Society for Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions congress-2016, Abstract Number: P12-403; Session Type: Poster, July 17-21, Portland, Oregon, United States.

  2. Ruben Verbeek, Grace Banaay, Maniruzzaman Sikder, Dirk De Waele, Casiana Vera Cruz, Godelieve Gheysen, Monica Hofte and Tina Kyndt. 2016. Interactions between the oomyecete Pythium arrhenomanes and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminincola in aerobic Asian rice varieties. Oral abstract. 32nd Symposium of European Society of Nematologists, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 28th August-1st September, 2016. pp. 50.

  3. E.M. Verbeek, D. DE Vleesschauwer, M.M. Sikder, T. Kyndt & M. Höfte. 2015. Preliminary results on the interaction of M. graminicola and Pythium spp. in rice. Session-1: Nematology, 67th International Symposium on Crop Protection, Ghent University, Belgium, 19 May, 2015.  

  4. Maniruzzaman Sikder and Abdur Rahim. 2012. Study on the wall flora of Jahangirnagar University Campus, Bangladesh. Annual Botanical Conference-2012, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 05, 2013, Abstract. No.5. p.8.

  5. Fatema Akter Shamoli, Abul Khair, Maniruzzaman Sikder and Mohammad Anwar Hossain. 2012. Effect of the temperatures and volatile metabolites of fungal competitors on the growth of oyster mushroom. Annual Botanical Conference-2012, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 05, 2013, Abstract. No.88. p.57.

  6. Fatema Akter Shamoli, Abul Khair, Maniruzzaman Sikder and Mohammad Anwar Hossain. 2012. Symptomatological study, isolation and identification of fungal competitors of mushroom of infected spawn packets. Annual Botanical Conference-2012, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 05, 2013, Abstract. No.89. p.57.

  7. Fatema Akter Shamoli, Abul Khair, Maniruzzaman Sikder and Mohammad Anwar Hossain. 2012. Screening of plant extracts and fungicides to control fungal competitors of oyster mushroom of infected spawn packets. Annual Botanical Conference-2012, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 05, 2013, Abstract. No.101. p.64.

  8. Bhadra Mousumi, Abul Khair, Mohammad Anwar Hossain and Maniruzzaman Sikder. 2012. Biological Control of wilt of eggplant caused by Fusarium solani f.sp.melongenae. Annual Botanical Conference-2012, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 05, 2013, Abstract. No.103. p.66.

  9. Bhadra Mousumi, Abul Khair, Maniruzzaman Sikder and Mohammad Anwar Hossain. 2012. Biocontrol potentiality of Trichoderma spp. on Colletotrichum capsici causing anthracnose of chilli. Annual Botanical Conference-2012, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 05, 2013, Abstract. No.104. p.66.

  10. Maniruzzaman Sikder., Abul Khair and Delowara Khanom. 2009. Effect of spent mushroom compost on growth and nutrient content in maize. Abstract published at the “Annual Botanical Conference, 2009”, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 8-10, 2010.

Journals Papers

Full papers


  1. Mondal, R., Polash, S.A., Saha, T., Islam, Z., Sikder, Md.M., Alam, N., Hossain, Md.S. and Sarker, S.R. (2017) Investigation of the Phytoconstituents and Bioactivity of Various Parts of Wild Type and Cultivated Phyllanthus emblica. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 8, 211-227. DOI: 10.4236/abb.2017.87016.

  2. E.M. Verbeek, C.G.B. Banaay, M. Sikder, D. De Waele, C.M. Vera Cruz, G. Gheysen, M. Höfte & T. Kyndt. 2016. Interactions between the oomycete Pythium arrhenomanes and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola in aerobic Asian rice varieties. Rice, 9:36. DOI: 10.1186/s12284-016-0108-3

  3. F. A. Shamoli, A. Khair, M. Bhadra, M. A. Hossain and M. M. Sikder. 2016. Symptomatology of fungal competitors on oyster mushroom’s spawn packets and in vitro evaluation using phytoextracts and a fungicide. International Journal of Agricutural Research, Innovation and Technology, 6(2): 24-30.

  4. M. Bhadra, A. Khair, M. A. Hossain and M. M. Sikder. 2016. In vitro evaluation of biocontrol agents and fungicides on wood decay fungi-Ganoderma associated with mortality of tree legumes. International Journal of Agricutural Research, Innovation and Technology, 6(2): 31-35.

  5. M. Bhadra, A. Khair, M. A. Hossain, F. A. Shamoli and M. M. Sikder. 2016. Biological control of wilt of eggplant caused by Fusarium solani f.sp. melongenae. Int. J. Expt. Agric. 6(2): 20-25.

  6. S M Mustafijur Rahman, Sikder Md. Maniruzzaman, Shohana Nusrat and Abul Khair. 2015. In vitro Evaluation of Botanical Extract, Bioagents and Fungicides Against Purple Blotch Diseases of Bunch Onion in Bangladesh. Advances in Zoology and Botany, 3 (4): 179-183.

  7. Bhadra Mousumi, Abul Khair, Mohammad Anwar Hossain and Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder.2014. Efficacy of Trichoderma spp. and fungicides on Lasiodiplodia theobromae. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 49(2):125-130

  8. Fatema Akter Shamoli, Abul Khair, Mohammad Anwar Hossain and Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder. 2013. Effect of the temperature, growth supplements and volatile metabolites of fungal competitors on oyster mushroom. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(1): 1-8.

  9. Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder and Md. Abdur Rahim. 2012. Study on the wall flora of Jahangirnagar University Campus, Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 1(2): 89-95.

  10. Bhadra Mousumi, Abul Khair, Mohammad Anwar Hossain and Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder. 2012. Biocontrol potentiality of Trichoderma spp. on Colletotrichum capsici causing anthracnose of chilli. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 1(2): 107-115.

  11. Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder., Abul Khair and Delowara Khanom. 2012. Effect of spent mushroom compost on growth, yield and nutritional status of maize. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture, 37 (2): 33-40.

  12. Sikder, M. and A. Khair. 2011. Growth performance of some tree species raised under social forestry programme in Jahangirnagar University Campus. Bangladesh Journal of Life Sciences, 23(1): 55-59.

  13. Sikder, M. and A. Khair. 2011. Prevalence of plant parasitic infestation to plantation trees at Jahangirnagar University Campus, Bangladesh Journal of Life Sciences. 23(2): 25-31.

  14. Sikder, M., A. Khair and D. Khanom. 2010. Effect of spent mushroom compost and arbuscular mycorrhiza on growth, yield and nutritional status of onion, SAARC Journal of Agriculture. 8(1): 46-58.

  15. Abul Khair and Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder. 2010. Study on Employment Generation of Agricultural Day Labourers During Monga Months for Short Duration Rice Cultivation in Northern Bangladesh. RDRS Bangladesh and Cordiad, In association with LWF/ World Service, Geneva and Related Agencies.

Books

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Others

Interactions between the oomycete Pythium arrhenomanes and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola in aerobic Asian rice varieties

Abstract




Background


Aerobic rice fields are frequently infested by pathogenic oomycetes (Pythium spp.) and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola. Here, the interaction between Pythium arrhenomanes and Meloidogyne graminicola was studied in rice roots of two aerobic rice varieties. In different experimental set-ups and infection regimes, plant growth, rice yield, Pythium colonization, as well as establishment, development and reproduction of M. graminicola were studied.




Results


In this study, it is shown that the presence of P. arrhenomanes delays the establishment, development and reproduction of M. graminicola compared to single nematode infected plants. The delay in establishment and development of M. graminicola becomes stronger with higher P. arrhenomanes infection pressure.




Conclusions


Our data indicate that P. arrhenomanes antagonizes M. graminicola in the rice root and that the plant benefits from this antagonism as shown by the yield data, especially when either of the pathogens is present in high levels.



Projects, technical expertise, members

Project:



  1. Comparison of extraction techniques for nematodes and cyst from soil and roots samples during September-November, 2013, Ghent University, Belgium.

  2. Nematode as a model system-Caenorhabditis elegans: Stress resistance, chemotaxis, RNAi assay, November-December, 2013, Ghent University, Belgium.

  3. Nematodes need to perceive their environment and find suitable feeding spots, October-November, 2013, Ghent University, Belgium.

  4. Entomopathogenic nematode strain-17, its identification based on morphometrics and morphological characters, February-April, 2014, Ghent University, Belgium.

  5. Molecular phylogeny and identification of the genus Heterorhabditis sp., March-April, 2014, Ghent University, Belgium.

  6. Studies on woody species and determination of its relative wood volume at Jahangirnagar University Campus. Funded by Jahangirnagar University and UGC during 2012-2013 as Chief investigator.

  7. Biodiversity status of Lawachara National Park, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh. Funded by CNRS during 2011-2012 as Chief investigator (Flora Division)

  8. Taxonomic Checklist of the aquatic flora of Jahangirnagar University Campus and adjacent area: Phase I. Funded by Jahangirnagar University and UGC during 2010-2011 as Chief investigator.

  9. Baseline Survey for Poverty Reduction through Community Coping Mechanisms Addressing Climate Change Adaptation in Northwest Bangladesh Project. Funded by DANIDA & NGO-RDRS, Bangladesh during 2010-2011 as Co-investigator.

  10. Introduction of Bio-resources center at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Funded by Jahangirnagar University and UGC during 2009-2010 as Co-investigator.


Technical expertise:



  • Nutrient Analyzing apparatus- Micro-Kjeldhal, Spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer.

  • Molecular works- DNA and RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, gel electrophoresis, gene cloning, PCR, colony PCR, qRT-PCR, Primer design, Bioinformatics.

  • Phylogenetic software-CLUSTAL, GENEDOC, FORCON, PAUP, JMODELTEST, MRBAYES

  • Statistical software- R, MSTATC, STATISTICA, SPSS


Member of the Learned Societies and Scientific Associations:



  • A reviewer of Advances in Zoology and Botany, an International Publishing Institute: Horizon Research Publishing. 506 N Garfield Ave#210, Alhambra Ca 91801, USA http://www.hrpub.org/journals/jour_reviewers.php?id=14

  • Member, Botanical Society of Bangladesh, Membership no: 1400.

  • Member, Bangladesh Phytopathological Society.

  • Honourable Member, Nematology Educational committee, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Beligium during 2013-2015