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Mr. Md.   Tahjib-Ul-Arif (Study Leave)
Mr. Md. Tahjib-Ul-Arif (Study Leave)

Assistant Professor Contact No : +8801747772120
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Email : tahjib@bau.edu.bd
Faculty of Agriculture ResearchGate Google Scholar
Research Interest:    Plant Biochemistry, Plant Stress Science, Abiotic Stress, Plant Molecular Biology, Guard Cell Signalling.                 (The population of the earth is rapidly increasing and climate changes also put a great burden on food production. Environmental stresses, such as drought, high salinity, extreme temperatures, and pollutants are the factors affecting yield and stability of crop production, thereby threatening sustainable agriculture. Our team has interests in (i) searching new exogenous protectants; (ii) studying the roles of plant growth regulators, and their interactions in abiotic stress responses; (iii) plant response to various stresses and the tolerance mechanisms; (iv) screening abiotic stress-tolerant plants based of phenotyping, biochemical and molecular study. As well as (v) studying the stomatal response to phytohormones and various stresses and elucidating the guard cell signaling cascades.)    
MS In Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
B.Sc.Ag (Hons)
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Government Science College, Tejgoan
Dupchanchia Pilot High School, Bogra
Total Number:  6

No-going research works (open for joining new contributors):

  1. Writing several review articles, systematic reviews on 'plant stress physiology and biofunctional chemistry'. 
  2. Phytochemicals as potential drugs/bio-stimulants (Computer-Aided Drug Design)

My Laboratory:

Plant Biochemistry and Bio-functional Chemistry (Open for joining new members)

Our research focus on:

  1. Plant stress physiology and biochemistry
  2. Utilization of different bio-functional phytochemicals
  3. Computer-Aided Drug Design
  4. Development of abiotic and biotic stress-tolerant plants.
  5. Commercial production/identification/separation of various bio-functional phytochemicals

No-going projects (0):


Completed projects (6):

  1. 2016-2017: Principal Investigator, Cardio-protective effects of nitrate-rich vegetables, Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. 
  2. 2016-2017: Principal Investigator, Some biochemical approaches for successful rice seedling production under chilling stress in the Northern part of Bangladesh, Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
  3. 2016-2017: Principal Investigator, Alleviating drought and chilling stress in rice by hydrogen peroxide priming, Funded by AU-GC, BAURES, Bangladesh.
  4. 2015-2016: Co-investigator, Effect of exogenous glycine betaine on mitigating abiotic stress in rice,  Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  5. 2015-2016: Project director, Ameliorative effect of supplemented muriate of potash on mitigating salt stress in rice, Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
  6. 2014-2015: Research Assistant, Biochemical and molecular characterization of rice genotypes under salt stress, Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
Total Number:  5
  1. "Workshop on Scientific Report Writing" Organized by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, 18-19 November 2016.
  2. "Teaching Methods and Techniques" Organized by Graduate Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, 8 to 19 March 2015.
  3. "An Advanced Course on Communicative English" Organized by Department of Languages, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, April-May, 2015.
  4. "Basics of MS Office" Organized by Graduate Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, 30 August to 10 September 2015.
  5. "Extension Field Trip and  Preparation of a Report" Organized by Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, May 2013 (6 days).
Assistant Professor
16 Feb, 2017 -
Bangladesh Agricultural University
16 Feb, 2015 - 15 Feb, 2017
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Total Number:  30

Journal articles (30): (*as the corresponding author)

  1. Dastogeer KM, Zahan MI, Tahjib-Ul-Arif M, Akter MA, Okazaki S. Plant Salinity Tolerance Conferred by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Associated Mechanisms: A Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2020 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.588550
  2. Siddiqui MN, Mostofa MG, Rahman MM, Tahjib-Ul-Arif M, Das AK, Mohi-Ud-Din M, Rohman MM, Hafiz HR, Ansary MM, Tran LS. Glutathione improves rice tolerance to submergence: insights into its physiological and biochemical mechanisms. Journal of Biotechnology. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2020.11.011
  3. Dawood, M.F.A.; Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.; Sohag, A.A.M.; Latef, A.A.H.A.; Ragaey, M.M. Mechanistic Insight of Allantoin in Protecting Tomato Plants Against Ultraviolet C Stress. Plants 2020 https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10010011
  4. Tahjib‐Ul‐Arif M, Al Mamun Sohag A, Mostofa MG, Polash MA, Mahamud AS, Afrin S, Hossain A, Hossain MA, Murata Y, Phan Tran LS. Comparative effects of ascobin and glutathione on copper homeostasis and oxidative stress metabolism in mitigation of copper toxicity in rice. Plant Biology. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/plb.13222
  5. Skalicky M, Kubes J, Shokoofeh H, Tahjib-Ul-Arif M, Vachova P, Hejnak V. Betacyanins and Betaxanthins in Cultivated Varieties of Beta vulgaris L. Compared to Weed Beets. Molecules. 2020 https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225395
  6. Afrin, S., Okuma, E., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Jahan, M.S., Nakamura, T., Nakamura, Y., Munemasa, S., and Murata, Y. (2020) Stomatal response to isothiocyanates in Arabidopsis thalianaJournal of Experimental Botany, eraa420 https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa420
  7. Sohag, A.A.M., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Polash, M.A.S., Chowdhury, M.B., Afrin, S., Burritt, D.J., Murata, Y., Hossain, M.A., Hossain, M.A. (2020). Exogenous glutathione-mediated drought stress tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa) is associated with lower oxidative damage and favorable ionic homeostasis. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40995-020-00917-0 
  8. Nur-e-Ferdousy, Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Sagor, G.H.M. (2020). Polyamine Oxidase 5 (PAO5) mediated antioxidant response to promote salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thalianaJournal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University18(2), 203-211. https://doi.org/10.5455/JBAU.103110 
  9. Ye, W., Ando, E., Rhaman, M.S., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Okuma, E., Nakamura, Y., Kinoshita, T. and Murata, Y. (2020). Inhibition of light-induced stomatal opening by allyl isothiocyanate does not require guard cell cytosolic Ca2+Journal of experimental botany71(10), 2922-2932. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa073 
  10. Sohag, A.A.M., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Afrin, S., Khan, M.K., Hannan, M.A., Skalicky, M., Mortuza, M.G., Brestic, M., Hossain, M.A. and Murata, Y. (2020). Insights into nitric oxide-mediated water balance, antioxidant defence and mineral homeostasis in rice (Oryza sativa L.) under chilling stress. Nitric Oxide, 100(101), 7-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.niox.2020.04.001 
  11. Hannan, A., Hassan, L., Hoque, M.N., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M. and Robin, A.H.K. (2020). Increasing new root length reflects survival mechanism of rice (Oryza sativa) genotypes under PEG-induced osmotic stress. Plant Breeding and Biotechnology8(1), 46-57. https://doi.org/10.9787/PBB.2020.8.1.46 
  12. Sohag, A.A.M., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Brestic, M., Afrin, S., Sakil, M.A., Hossain, M.T., Hossain, M.A. and Hossain, M.A. (2020). Exogenous salicylic acid and hydrogen peroxide attenuate drought stress in rice. Plant, Soil and Environment, 66(1), 7-13. https://doi.org/10.17221/472/2019-PSE 
  13. Tahjib-UI-Arif, M.*, Sohag, A.A., Afrin, S., Bashar, K.K., Afrin, T., Mahamud, A.G., Polash, M.A.S., Hossain, M.T., Sohel, M.A.T., Brestic, M., and Murata, Y. (2019). Differential response of sugar beet to long-term mild to severe salinity in a soil–pot culture. Agriculture, 9(10), 233. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9100223 
  14. Sharmin, S., Hannan, A., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., & Sagor, G. H. M. (2019). Genetic association and path coefficient analysis among yield and nutritional traits of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University17(2), 187-193. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v17i2.41942 
  15. Rasel, M., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Hossain, M. A., Sayed, M. A., & Hassan, L. (2019). Discerning of rice landraces (Oryza sativa) for morpho-physiological, antioxidant enzyme activity, and molecular markers’ responses to induced salt stress at the seedling stage. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00344-019-09962-5 
  16. Roy, P. R., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Polash, M. A. S., Hossen, M. Z., & Hossain, M. A. (2019). Physiological mechanisms of exogenous calcium on alleviating salinity-induced stress in rice (Oryza sativa). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants25(3), 611-624. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298-019-00654-8 
  17. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Afrin, S., Polash, M. A. S., Akter, T., Ray, S. R., Hossain, M. T., & Hossain, M. A. (2019). Role of exogenous signaling molecules in alleviating salt-induced oxidative stress in rice (Oryza sativa): a comparative study. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum41(5), 69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11738-019-2861-6 
  18. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Ghosh, A., Chamely, S. G., Haque, M. R., & Rahman, M. M. (2018). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation with organic matter and phosphorus supplementation enhance nutrient contents of Amaranthus tricolor and Basella alba L. by improving nutrients uptake. Tropical Plant Research5(3), 375-384. https://doi.org/10.22271/tpr.2018.v5.i3.046 
  19. Bashar, K. K., Tareq, M., Amin, M., Honi, U., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Sadat, M., & Hossen, Q. M. (2019). Phytohormone-Mediated Stomatal Response, Escape and Quiescence Strategies in Plants under Flooding Stress. Agronomy9(2), 43. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9020043 
  20. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Roy, P. R., Sohag, A. A. M., Afrin, S., Rady, M. M., & Hossain, M. A. (2018). Exogenous calcium supplementation improves salinity tolerance in BRRI dhan28; a salt-susceptible high-yielding Oryza sativa. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology21(4), 383-394. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12892-018-0098-0 
  21. Afrin, S., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Sakil, M., Sohag, A., Polash, M., & Hossain, M. (2019). Hydrogen peroxide priming alleviates chilling stress in rice (Oryza sativa) by enhancing oxidant scavenging capacity. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.5455/faa.13554   
  22. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Siddiqui, M. N., Sohag, A. A. M., Sakil, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Polash, M. A. S., Tran, L. S. P. (2018). Salicylic acid-mediated enhancement of photosynthesis attributes and antioxidant capacity contributes to yield improvement of maize plants under salt stress. Journal of plant growth regulation37(4), 1318-1330. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00344-018-9867-y 
  23. Polash, M. A. S., Sakil, M. A., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., & Hossain, M. A. (2018). Effect of salinity on osmolytes and relative water content of selected rice genotypes. Tropical Plant Research5, 227-232. https://doi.org/10.22271/tpr.2018.v5.i2.029 
  24. Sakil, M. A., Polash, M. A. S., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Hossain, M. A., & Hossain, M. A. (2018). Cardioprotective molecule and bioactive compounds of some selected vegetables available in Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University16(1), 82-87. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v16i1.36485 
  25. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Sayed, M. A., Islam, M. M., Siddiqui, M. N., Begum, S. N., & Hossain, M. A. (2018). Screening of rice landraces (Oryza sativa) for seedling stage salinity tolerance using morpho-physiological and molecular markers. Acta physiologiae plantarum40(4), 70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11738-018-2645-4 
  26. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Afrin, S., Islam, M. M., & Hossain, M. A. (2017). Phenotypic parameters clustering based screening of rice (Oryza sativa) landraces for salt tolerance. Asian J Plant Sci16, 235-241. https://doi.org/10.3923/ajps.2017.235.241 
  27. Ghosh, A., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Chamely, S. G., Haque, M. R., Rahman, M. M., & Bhuiyan, M. A. H. (2017). Comparative effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza, cowdung and phosphorus on growth and yield contributing characters of red amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) and Indian spinach (Basella alba L.). Tropical Plant Research4(2), 254-263. https://doi.org/10.22271/tpr.2017.v4.i2.035 
  28. Roy, P. R., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.*, Akter, T., Ray, S. R., & Sayed, M. A. (2016). Exogenous ascorbic acid and hydrogen peroxide alleviates salt-induced oxidative stress in rice (Oryza sativa) by enhancing antioxidant enzyme activities and proline content. Advances in Environmental Biology10(10), 148-155.
  29. Ray, S. R., Bhuiyan, M. J. H., Anowar, M., Hossain, S. M., & Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M. (2015). Chitosan suppresses antioxidant enzyme activities for mitigating salt stress in mungbean varieties. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 9(9), 36-41. https://doi.org/10.9790/2380-0909023641 
  30. Islam, M. S., Siddiqui, M. N., Sayed, M. A., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Islam, M. A., & Hossain, M. A. (2016). Dietary effects of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) and black cumin (Nigella sativa) seed on growth performance, serum lipid profile and intestinal microflora of broiler chicks. South African Journal of Animal Science46(1), 103-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v46i1.13 
Total Number:  8

Conference abstracts:

  1. Sohag, A.A.M., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.* (2019). Insights into nitric oxide-mediated water balance, antioxidant defence and mineral homeostasis in rice (Oryza sativa L.) under chilling stress. KSBMB International Conference 2019, June 2 to 5, 2019 at ICC, Jeju, Korea, pp. 142.
  2. Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M., Munemasa, S., Nakamura, T., Nakamura, Y., Murata, Y., (2020). Vacuolar H+-ATPase subunit C is required for calcium-induced cytosolic alkalization and stomatal closure in Arabidopsis guard cells, International Symposium on Environmental and Life Science, Jan, 2020, Okayama University. (Poster)
  3. Sohag A.A.M., Tahjib-U-Arif M., Polash M.A.S., Chowdhury M.B., Afrin S., Burritt D.J., Hossain M.A., & Hossain M.A. (2019). Exogenous glutathione mitigates drought-induced oxidative stress in rice (Oryza sativa) by modulating antioxidants and favorable ionic homeostasis. BSBMB Conference 2019, Chittagong, pp. 95. (Oral presentation)
  4. Tahjib-Ul-Arif M.* (2018). Alleviating drought and chilling stress in rice by hydrogen peroxide priming, BAU Annual Research Progress- 2017, Vol. 28, pp. 66. (Poster presentation)
  5. Tahjib-Ul-Arif M.*, (2018). Biochemical approaches for successful rice seedling production under chilling stress in northern part of Bangladesh, BAU Annual Research Progress- 2017, Vol. 28, pp. 69. (Poster presentation)
  6. Sakil M.A., Tahjib-Ul-Arif M., Hossain M.A., Polash M.A.S. & Hossain M.A. (2018). Cardioprotective Effects of Nitrate Rich Vegetables, BAU Annual Research Progress- 2017, Vol. 28, pp. 69. (Poster presentation)
  7. Roy P.R., Tahjib-Ul-Arif M.*, Hossain M.A. (2017). Effect of exogenous calcium on mitigating salinity stress in rice (Oryza sativa), Poster Presentation at BAU Annual Research Progress-2016. (Poster presentation)
  8. Tahjib-Ul-Arif M.*, Hossain M.A. (2016). Screening of rice landraces for salt tolerance through biochemical and morpho molecular characterization, Proceeding of Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association Conference, Dhaka, pp. 42. (Oral presentation)
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MEXT Scholarship Japan Government PhD 2018-2021
Research Grant Okayama University, Japan For conducting doctoral research 2019-2020
Research Grant Okayama University, Japan For conducting doctoral research 2018-2019
National Science and Technology Fellowship Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh For conducting MS research in food and agricultural science January 2015
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