Dr. Mst. Sabiha Sultana

  Education (Start from the latest one)

Name of University




Completion Date

Khulna University



Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University



Khulna University










Ph.D in Plant Pathology


Master of Science (M.S)



Bachelor of Science In Agriculture

(BSc. Ag)

Molecular Plant Pathology


Plant Pathology





February 2019



 March 2007




July 2003

  1. Advance Molecular Plant pathology (Mycology) and disease resistance through gene
  2. Immunity Signaling Pathway and activity of the defense-related gene in host plant
  3. Bio-Genomics

a)      Professional membership:

                         i.  Life-time member of Krishibid (Agriculturist) Institution of Bangladesh.

               ii.  Editorial Board  Member of  S M Journal Of Biology, S M Online Publisher, LLC 300 E Royal  LN, Suite 127, Irving, TX 75039, USA

                 iii.  Lifetime member of Bangladesh Phytopathological society

                 iv.  Member of Indian Phytopathological Society

                V.  Editorial Board member of Journal of Pathology and Disease Biology, Allied Academies 2022 | Creative Commons License Open Access Journals by Allied Academies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


b)      Professional Experience:

               I.   Isolate, culturing, and long-term maintaining of plant pathogenic fungal isolates.

              II. Conducting DNA/RNA extractions, PCR, gel electrophoresis, gel documentation, and handling of nano-drop spectrophotometry.

        III. Expertise in genetic diversity and gene expression, multivariate analysis, cluster analysis, construction of Phylogenetic tree, development of the evolutionary relationship, DNA barcoding, PCA analysis, RAPD analysis, molecular identification of gene(s).

         IV.   Molecular Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of fungal isolates including fungicide sensitivity and/or pathogenicity.

             V.     Designing laboratory and/or greenhouse and field experiments.

            VI.     Genomic analysis.

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  1. Bhadra T., A.Z.M. Obaidullah, Sultana S., M. Ahmed, M.M. Islam. 2019. Genetic diversity analysis in cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) germplasm using RAPD marker. J Bangladesh Agril Univ 17(4): 461–465
  2. Sultana S., Adhikary, S. K., Islam, M. M., and Rahman, S. M. M. 2018. Evaluation of Pathogenic Variability Based on Leaf Blotch Disease Development Components of Bipolaris sorokiniana in Triticum aestivum and Agroclimatic Origin. The Plant Pathol. J, 34(2), 93-103. https://doi.org/10.5423/PPJ.OA.08.2017.0175
  3. Sultana S., Adhikary, S. K., Rahman, S. M. M. and Islam, M. M. 2018. Sexuality and compatibility of Bipolaris sorokiniana and segregation pattern in teleomorph (Cochliobolus sativus): geographic origin and segregation ratio. Indian Phytopathology, 71:365–375. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42360-018-0066-3
  4. Islam, R., Sultana S., Md. Rejaul Islam and Chhoa Mondal. 2019. Effect of aerated and nonaerated compost tea against some fungal phytopathogens. J. of Bangladesh Agril Univ, 17(2): 142–147
  5. Gomasta J., Md. Resaul Islam, Sultana S., Ashraful Alam. 2017. Post-harvest application of botanical extracts from the sunderbans for controlling disease and extending shelf life of mango (Mangifera indica L.). Int. J. of Multi. Res. and Dev. 4(3): 220-223
  6. Pervin, R, Khan, S.A.K.U., Sultana S., Tabassum, M. and Jui, J.A. 2018. Effect of Plant Extracts on the Postharvest Performances of Vegetables. South Asian J. Agric., 7(1&2): 38-43.
  7. Sarmin R. A., Shamim Ahmed Kamal Uddin Khan, Kanij Fatema and Sultana S. 2018. Effect of neem leaf and banana pulp extracts on shelf life and quality of mango (Mangifera indica L.). J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ., 16(3): 343–350. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v16i3.39488
  8. Tabassum P., Shamim Ahmed Kamal Uddin Khan, Mahmuda Siddiqua and Sultana S. 2018. Effect of guava leaf and lemon extracts on postharvest quality and shelf life of banana cv. Sabri (Musa sapientum L.). J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 16(3): 337–342. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v16i3.39489
  9. Nasrin Z., Zannat Ara Ferdousy, Bidhan Chandro Sarker, Sultana S., Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary and Chhoa Mondal. 2017. Effect of subculturing and culture age on sporulation and morphological characteristics of Bipolaris sorokiniana. Khulna Univ. Studies, 14 (1 & 2): 59-70.
  10. Mondal, C., Sultana S., M. A. Mannan and S. A. K. U. Khan. 2016. Preparation and sensorial evaluation of pickles, jam, jelly and squash developed from jackfruit (Artocharpus heterophyllus). J. of Envi. Sci. and Natu. Resou., 9(2):35-41.
  11. Siddiqua, M., S. A. K. U. Khan, P. Tabassum and Sultana S. 2018. Effects of neem leaf extract and hot water treatments on shelf life and quality of banana.  J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ., 16(3): 351–356.  https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v16i3.39389
  12. Tabassum Samia, Sultana S., S. K. Adhikary and K. G. Quddus. 2015. Effect of fungicides against Bipolaris sorokiniana isolates collected from different wheat growing regions of Bangladesh. MYCOPATH, (2):81-88.
  13. Sultana S., R. Khatun, M.R. Islam and S. K. Adhikary. 2013. In Vitro evaluation of some medicinal plant extracts on redial mycelial growth of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopercisi. Khulna Univ. Studies. 11(1&2) and 12 (1&2):95-102.
  14. Adhikary S. K., P. K. Das, M. R. Islam, B. C. Sarkar and Sultana S. 2013. Evaluation of botanicals and cow urine on In vitro mycelial growth and sporulation of Bipolaris oryzae causing brown spot of rice. Bangladesh J. Agric. and Environ. 9(2):29-34.
  15. Yasmi S., Sultana S., S. K Adhikary, Nusrat Jahan, Sanzida Rahman, Md. Imranur Rahman. 2014. In Vitro Evaluation of Trichoderma Harzianum (Rifai.) Against Some Soil and Seed Borne Fungi of Economic Importance. IOSR J. of Agri. and Vete. Sci. 7(7): 33-37.
  16. Sarker B. C., S. K. Adhikary, Sultana S., A. Biswas and S. F. D. Azad. 2013. Influence of pH on Growth and Sclerotia Formation of Sclerotium rolfsii Causal Agent of Foot Rot Disease of Betel Vine. IOSR J. of Agri. and Vete. Sci. 4(1):67-70.
  17.  Jahan N., Sultana S., S. K. Adhikary., Sanzida Rahman and Suraiya Yasmin. 2013. Evaluation of the Growth Performance of Trichoderma harzianum (Rifai.) On Different Culture Media. IOSR J. of Agri. and Vete. Sci. 3(4) : 44-50.
  18. Amin R., B. C. Sarker, S. K. Adhikary, Sultana S., T. Zubair. 2013. Effect of some botanical extracts and cow’s urine on Sclerotium rolfsii causal agent of foot and root rot of betel vine. The Int. J. of Engi. And Sci. 2, (9):77-82. 
  19.  Mondal C., R. N. Remme, A. A. Mamun, Sultana S., M. H. Ali, M. A. Mannan. 2013. Product Development from Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) and Analysis of Nutritional Quality of the Processed Products.  IOSR J. of Agri. and Vete. Sci.. 4(1):76-84.
  20. Rahman S., S. K. Adhikary, Sultana S., S. Yesmin, N. Jahan. 2013. In vitro Evaluation of Some Selected Fungicides against Pestalotia palmarum (Cooke.) Causal Agent of Grey Leaf Spot of Coconut. J. Plant. Pathol. Microb. 4:195-197. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000197
  21. Sultana S., S. Das, S. R. Khan, S. Das and M. Z. Hossain. 2013. Effect of organic amendment to soil on mycelia growth of Rhizoctonia solani causing damping off of cotton. Bangladesh J. Agric. and Environ. 9(1):11-18.
  22. Sultana S., I. H. Mian, M. Z. Hossaim and S. Das. 2012. Effect of organic matter on radial mycelial growth of Sclerotium rolfsii and Rhizoctonia solani. Bangladesh J. Agric. and Environ. 8(2):31-34.
  23. Sultana S., and I. H. Mian. 2011. Influence of arsenic on in vitro growth of Sclerotium rolfsii, Rhizoctonia solani and Trichoderma harzianum. Bangladesh J. of plant pathol, 27(1&2):13-18.
  24. Roy., J., N. Jahan, Sultana S. and M. R. Islam. 2009. Effect of some organic amendment on mycelial growth and Sclerotia formation of Sclerotium rolfsii causing stem and root rot of cotton in Vitro. South Asian J. Agric., 4(1&2):115-119.
  25. Mannan, M. A., Sultana S. and S. A. K. U. Khan. 2006. Evaluation of physical characteristics of some off season jackfruit germplasms from southwestern region of Bangladesh. Khulna Univ. Studies, 7(2):71-76.
  26. Mannan, M. A., Sultana S., and P. Gain. 2005. Fruit characteristics of some off season jackfruit germplasm. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol., 2(3&4): 69-72.
  27. Momtaz, M., Sultana, S., Mondal, C. et al. 2021. Molecular identification and pathogenic variability in F2 generation of Cochliobolus sativus. Indian Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42360-021-00380-w
  28. Rahaman MS, Siraj MA, Sultana S, Seidel V and Islam MA. 2020. Molecular Phylogenetics and Biological Potential of Fungal Endophytes From Plants of the Sundarbans Mangrove.Front. Microbiol. 11:570855. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.57085
  29. Sultana S., Adhikary, S. K., Islam, M. M., and Rahman, S. M. M. 2019.Multivariate Analysis and Clustering of Morphological Diversity in The Population of Bipolaris sorokiniana Causing Leaf Blotch of Wheat. Bangladesh J. of Plant Pathology, 35(1 & 2)
  30. Israt Ansari Zaman, Sultana S, Chhoa Mondal. 2021. Efficacy of Some Selected Fungicides against Pyricularia oryzae Causing Blast of Rice. Pesticide Research Journal Vol. 33 (1): 125 -130, doi: 10.5958/2249-524X.2021.00030.3
  31. Parvin, I., Mondal, C., Sultana, S., Sultana, N. and Aminuzzaman, F.M. (2021) Pathological Survey on Early Leaf Blight of Tomato and In Vitro Effect of Culture Media, Temperature and pH on Growth and Sporulation of Alternaria solani. Open Access Library Journal, 8: e7219. https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1107219.
  32. S. M. Neamul Kabir Zihad , Md. Towhid Hasan, Mst. Sabiha Sultana, Sushmita Nath, 6Lutfun Nahar, Mohammad A. Rashid,  Shaikh Jamal Uddin, Satyajit D. Sarker, and Jamil A. Shilpi. 2022. Isolation and Characterization of Antibacterial Compounds from Aspergillus fumigatus: An Endophytic Fungus from a Mangrove Plant of the Sundarbans. Hindawi, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 9600079, https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/9600079
  33. Mamun A. A, MM Islam, S. K Adhikary, M. S Sultana (2022). Resolution of genetic variability and selection of novel genotypes in EMS induced rice mutants based on quantitative traits through MGIDI. Intl J Agric Biol 28:100112
  34. Mamun A A, Sultana M S, Adhikary S K, Islam, M M. Appraisal of genetic variability in sodium azide induced rice mutants to identify selection criteria for higher yield using quantitative attributes. Plant Science Today. 2022; 9(4): 10011011.https://doi.org/10.14719/pst.1826

Seed Pathology

The purpose of this course is to give the students an idea about seed- borne diseases with their epidemiology, control and different seed-borne disease detection techniques.

Methods in Plant Pathology

The graduates are intended to provide services to farmer for proper plant disease detection, yield loss estimation and varietal resistance for that reason they need knowledge on different pathological techniques.

Methods in Plant Pathology Sessional/ Field Work

The graduates are intended to provide services to farmers for proper plant disease detection, yield loss estimation and varietal resistance for that reason they need knowledge on different pathological techniques.

Plant Pathogenesis

Plant Pathology mainly focuses on how pathogens attack plants and how plants defend themselves against pathogens. This course is provided to fulfill the requirement.


This course is introduced to develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for mycology in a range of contexts.

Plant Disease Management

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles and concepts of plant disease management and to reinforce these concepts with practical examples.

Clinical Plant Pathology

The graduates are intended to provide knowledge about clinical study of diseases.

o  Establish plant disease clinic.

o  Compare diagnostic characters of plant pathogenic disease agents.

Genetics of Plant Pathogen and Disease Resistance

The course will also cover the genetic and biological processes of host plant resistance and the improvement of disease-resistant cultivars.

Epidemiology and Plant Disease Forecasting

The graduates are intended to apply these principles successfully to solve problems and employ this knowledge at an advanced level of study.

 o  Analyze host, pathogen and environmental factors influencing the increase and spread of plant disease.

 o  Apply epidemiological theory as a basis for developing and evaluating principles and concepts of plant disease management.

Molecular Plant Pathology

This course explores the molecular pieces and collective behaviors of pathogen virulence and plant immune systems, similarities between interaction mechanisms in plant and the application of this knowledge to sustainable agriculture.

o  Conclude the molecular mechanisms by which plants and pathogens interact during the progress of pathogenesis or resistance.

Soil-borne Diseases

The graduates are intended to provide soil-plant disease relationship and their management.

o   Discuss the concepts of soil-borne plant pathogens and their management.

Post Harvest Pathology

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge for the identification of post harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables to control these diseases based on safeguard of quality.

·      Develop and implement post-harvest disease management strategies.

Integrated Disease Management

The course will focus on the ecological and management principles of disease control and the student will evaluate the economic and environmental friendly integrated approaches to disease control in relation to biological effectiveness.

o   Incorporate conventional and noble biological, cultural, chemical, genetic and other environmentally sound and economically profitable approaches.

o   Apply the most effective integrated disease management strategies, with the least disruption to the environment.

  • Seed Pathology
  • Methods in Plant Pathology
  • Methods in Plant Pathology Sessional/ Field Work
  • Plant Pathogenesis
  • Mycology
  • Plant Disease Management
  • Clinical Plant Pathology
  • Genetics of Plant Pathogen and Disease Resistance
  • Epidemiology and Plant Disease Forecasting
  • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Soil-borne Diseases
  • Post Harvest Pathology
  • Integrated Disease Management