Principal Investigator

Haseena Khan

Haseena Khan, Ph.D.

Professor,
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
University of Dhaka.
Email: haseena@du.ac.bd


Dr. Haseena Khan has obtained her General School Certificate (GCE) “O” Level under University of Cambridge from St. Francis Xavier’s School in January 1971. She completed her HSC from Holy Cross College, Dhaka in 1974. She obtained her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry from Dhaka University in 1978 and did her M.Sc. in Biochemistry in 1980. She was placed in the first class for both the B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs. She then went on to do her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Sussex, England in 1982 under a Commonwealth Scholarship. At that time Haseena Khan was already a lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry and she obtained a study leave for pursuing her Ph.D. program. Professor Khan has also worked as research scientists in renowned laboratories in Toulouse, France and Montreal, Canada.

She joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (then the Department of Biochemistry), University of Dhaka as a lecturer in January 1982. She is working as a Professor in the same department since 1995. Because of her long experience in both teaching and research in molecular biology she was made the first Chairperson of the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka in 2001. She served as the chairperson for four and a half years and was responsible in developing a strong footing of the new department which now boasts of attracting the best students of the country.

She has been involved in biological research using molecular biology and genetic engineering tools since 1982 when this discipline was at its infancy. She has attracted several foreign and national funding agencies including the USDA (US Department of Agriculture), ICGEB (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology), IJO (International Jute Organization, now called IJSG, International jute Study Group) the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education, People's Republic of Bangladesh in getting research funds for carrying out research in molecular biology and genetic engineering.

Recently her laboratory has obtained a World Bank fund, called the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) - HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program) grant administered by UGC (University Grants Commission).

At present her research interest lies in studying the molecular biology of jute. Jute is one of the cheapest and the strongest of all natural fibres and considered as fibre of the future. It is second only to cotton in world's production of textile fibers. Jute is looked upon not only as a major textile fibre, but also as a raw material for manufacturing products, which help protect the environment and maintain the ecological balance.

She was one of the team leaders of the Jute Genome Sequencing Project, a project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture. Dr. Khan’s research involves understanding jute at the molecular level. There is very little information at the molecular level on jute. However the necessity for genetic improvement of this important cash crop cannot be overemphasized. Molecular approaches can help in modifying jute so that the plant itself may overcome both biotic and abiotic stresses which it encounters during its growth in inhospitable terrains where it is being pushed in order to make room for food crops.

In order to broaden the genetic base of jute it was necessary to implement an efficient jute breeding and transformation programme for developing stress-adapted jute. Jute cannot be regenerated after genetic transfromation since it is recalcitrant to tissue culture. In this background Dr. Khan's group has successfully developed a tissue culture independent method of efficient jute transformation. Her group has identified a number of genes differentially expressed when jute is grown at temperatures below its base temperature of 200 C. Her research group has successfully used artificial miRNA and hp-siRNA for downregulating four genes of the lignin biosynthetic pathway. Reducing the lignin content of jute has tremendous commercial implications since lignin poses a number of problems in making value-added products of jute.

Her laboratory supports many postgraduate students from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka and even students from other universities through to successful completion of their MS research programmes. A number of her students are working under her supervision on their M.Phil and Ph.D dissertation.

Her vibrant and productive research laboratory (www.molbiolab.du.ac.bd) working at the interface of biochemistry and molecular biology of jute currently has two PhDs, two M.Phils (one M.Phil. leading to Ph.D) and five MS students, two supporting staffs and a Lab Manager.

  • She has served as one of the two scientists in the National Executive Committee on Biotechnology and was also a member of the Committee responsible for drafting the National Biotechnology Policy.
  • She is one of the four women fellows of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.
  • She is a fellow of the TWOWS (Third World Organisation for Women in Science).
  • She is member, Governing Body, National Institute of Biotechnology.
  • She has contributed chapters in three books on agricultural biotechnology.
  • She was approached by McNeil Publishers, USA for (i) Bangla-English glossary on Biotechnology and (ii) a Bangla-English glossary on Avian Flu , both of which she successfully completed.

Patents

(i) Polynucleotides encoding enzymes from the jute lignin biosynthetic pathway
M Alam, H Khan, M Zaman, MK Uddin, MS Haque, MS Islam, MS Azam, ... US Patent 20,140,344,997

(ii) Nucleic acid molecules encoding enzymes that confer disease resistance in jute
M Alam, H Khan, M Zaman, MK Uddin, MS Haque, MS Islam, MS Azam, ...
US Patent 20,140,317,778

Visiting Professor:

Spent a year (Jan. 2013- Dec. 2013) as a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Life Science and Biotechnology, South Asian University, New Delhi, India.

Awards and Honors:

  • Associate Secretary, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
  • Awarded Young Scientist Award in the field of Biotechnology by UNESCO/ROSTSCA (Regional Office for Science and Technology for South and Central Asia) in 1989.
  • Awarded Bangladesh Academy of Science-M.O. Ghani Memorial Gold Medal 2011.
  • Awarded Kazi Mahbubullah Gold Medal for contribution in jute molecular biology, 2015
  • Awarded Moni Singh-Farhad Sreeti Trust Award, 2016


  • Ongoing research projects:

    Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh, July 2015-June 2016
    “A comparative study of flowering inducing circadian rhythm regulated genes and concomitant physiological variation(s) between two species of jute (Corchorus olitorius and C. trilocularis).”

    Completed research projects:

    1. HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project, funded by the World Bank) Sub-Project (CP-3250), July, 2014- June, 2017
    “Creating a next generation of postgraduate researchers highly skilled in molecular and analytical approaches while harnessing endophytes for broad spectrum industrial application as well as using them for improved stress tolerance in jute.”
    The goal of this sub-project is application oriented postgraduate research by understanding jute endophytes and their applications as sources of industrially important secondary metabolites.

    2. Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh, July 2015-June 2016
    Assessment of host response against Macrophomina infection in sensitive and resistant species of jute (Corchorus sp.).

    3. Project from the Ministry of Education, Gov’t of Bangladesh (2012-2013) “Computational Prediction and Experimental Validation of micro RNAs (miRNA) in Jute”

    4. Research grant from BAS-USDA Program for Agricultural and Life Sciences (2011-2012) “Development of Low Lignin Containing Tolerant Jute Variety”.

    5. Project from the Ministry of Education, Gov’t of Bangladesh (2010-2013)
    “Development of Salt Tolerant Jute by introducing kat E gene”

    6. Research Grant from the US Department of Agriculture (2006-2010) “Development of Jute EST/cDNA Library and Identification of Genes of Economic Importance”

    7. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Grant (2003-2005)
    “The Development of Microsatellite Primers for Genetic Analysis and Marker-Aided Selection of Jute”.

    8. Research Grant from the US Department of Agriculture (2001-2004)
    “Genetic Improvement of Jute by Marker-Aided Selection and Transformation”

    9. Project from Ministry of Science and Technology, Gov't of Bangladesh (1999-2000)
    “Upgrading of Laboratory Facilities for Conversion to Molecular Biology Laboratory Suitable for DNA Fingerprinting for Practical Applications”.

    10. Project from Ministry of Science and Technology, Gov’t of Bangladesh (1998-1999)
    “DNA Fingerprinting: An Aid for Plant Breeders”

    11. Project from International Jute Study Group (IJSG) (1997-1998) “Potential Improvement of Jute by Biotechnological Approaches”.

    Publications

    54. An endophytic Basidiomycete, Grammothele lineata, isolated from Corchorus olitorius, produces paclitaxel that shows cytotoxicity (2017).
    Avizit Das, Mohammad Imtiazur Rahman, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Al- Amin, Mohammad Mahbubur Ahman, Nilufar Nahar, Md. Aftab Uddin, Mohammad Riazul Islam, Haseena Khan.
    Plos One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178612

    53. Comparative genomics of two jute species and insight into fibre biogenesis.
    Md Shahidul Islam, Jennifer A. Saito […] Haseena Khan, Maqsudul Alam
    Nature Plants 3, Article number: 16223 (2017)

    52. Modification of Monolignol Biosynthetic Pathway in Jute: Different Gene, Different Consequence.
    Farhana Shafrin, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Suprovath Kumar Sarkar, Rajib Ahmed, Al- Amin, Kawsar Hossain, Mrinmoy Sarker, Jorge Rencoret, Ana Gutiérrez, Jose C. del Rio, Neeti Sanan-Mishra & Haseena Khan
    Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 39984 (2017)

    51. Identification and expression profiling of microRNAs and their corresponding targets related to phytoremediation of heavy metals in jute (Corchorus olitorius var. O-9897) (2016).
    Shaila Hauqe, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Md. Tariqul Islam, Kawsar Hossain, Haseena Khan
    Bioresearch Communications Volume 02, Issue 01: 116-119.

    50. Artificial miRNA‑mediated down‑regulation of two monolignoid biosynthetic genes (C3H and F5H) cause reduction in lignin content in jute. (2015)
    Farhana Shafrin, Sudhanshu Sekhar Das, Neeti Sanan-Mishra, Haseena Khan.
    Plant Molecular Biology Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 511-527

    49. High-Throughput Sequencing Reveals Diverse Sets of Conserved, Nonconserved, and Species-Specific miRNAs in Jute. (2015)
    Md. Tariqul Islam, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Rifat Ara Najnin, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, and Haseena Khan.
    International Journal of Genomics. Volume 2015 Article ID 125048.

    48. Identification of stable reference genes for quantitative PCR in jute under different experimental conditions: An essential assessment for gene expression analysis. (2015)
    Ferdous, Ahlan Sabah; Islam, Md Tariqul; Alam, Salma Sultana; Haseena Khan.
    Australian Journal of Crop Science Volume 9 Issue 7

    47. Corchorus L. and Hibiscus L.: Molecular Phylogeny Helps to Understand Their Relative Evolution and Dispersal Routes. (2015)
    Arif Mohammad Tanmoy, Md. Maksudul Alam, Mahdi Muhammad Moosa, Ajit Ghosh, Waise Quarni, Farzana Ahmed, Nazia Rifat Zaman, Sazia Sharmin, Md. Tariqul Islam, Md. Shahidul Islam, Kawsar Hossain, Rajib Ahmed and Haseena Khan.
    Bioresearch Communications. Volume 1, Issue 1.

    46. A diverse community of jute (Corchorus spp.) endophytes reveals mutualistic host–microbe interactions.
    Rifat Ara Najnin, Farhana Shafrin, Ahsan Habib Polash, Aubhishek Zaman, Amzad Hossain, Taha Taha, Rajib Ahmed, Jannatul Ferdoush Tuli, Rashu Barua, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib & Haseena Khan.
    Annals of Microbiology. September 2015, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 1615–1626

    45. Jute (Corchorus olitorius var. O-72) stem lignin: variation in content with age. (2015)
    Tanmoy, MA Alum, MS Islam, T Farzana, H Khan.
    Bangladesh Journal of Botany 43(3):309-314.

    44. Improved salt tolerance of jute plants expressing the katE gene from Escherichia coli (2012)
    Md. Shahidul Islam, Muhammad Shafiul Azam, Sazia Sharmin , Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Md.Maksudul Alam, Md. Shamim Reza, Rajib Ahmed, Haseena Khan,
    Turk J Biol (DOI: 10.3906/biy-1205-52)

    43. Xyloglucan endotransglycosylase/hydrolase genes from a susceptible and resistant jute species show opposite expression pattern profile during/following Macrophomina phaseolina infection (2012)
    Sazia Sharmin, Muhammad Shafiul Azam. Md. Shahidul Islam, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Niaz Mahmood, A. M. Mahedi Hasan, Rajib Ahmed, Kishwar Sultana, Haseena Khan
    Communicative and Integrative Biology 5(6)

    42. Estimation of Genome Size of Jute (Corchorus capsularis (L.) var. CVL-1 using Flow Cytometry (2012)
    Ryo Akashi, Nurun N. Fancy, Arif M. Tanmoy and Haseena Khan
    Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 22(1) 83-86

    41. Members of Ectocarpus siliculosus F-box Family Are Subjected to Differential Selective Forces (2012)
    Niaz Mahmood, Mahdi Muhammad Moosa, S. Abdul Matin and Haseena Khan.
    Interdisciplinary Bio Central 4, 1-7

    40. A Simple and Swift Method for Isolating High Quality RNA from Jute (Corchorus spp,) (2011)
    Niaz Mahmood, Razib Ahmed, Mohammed Shafiul Azam and Haseena Khan
    Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 21(2) 207-211

    39. Identification of a novel dehydration responsive transcript from tossa jute (Corcohrus olitorius L.) (2011)
    Sazia Sharmin, Mahdi Muhammad Moosa, Md. Shahidul Islam, Inamul Kabir, Arzuba Akter and Haseena Khan.
    Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology 9(1): 21-29

    38. Combination of two rare mutations causes β-thalassaemia in a Bangladeshi patient (2011)
    Mahdi Muhammad Moosa, Mustak Ibn Ayub, AMA Emran Bashar & Golam Sarwardi, Waqar Khan, Haseena Khan and Sabina Yeasmin.
    Genetics and Molecular Biology, 34(3): 406–409

    37. Identification and characterization of jute LTR retrotransposons: Their abundance, heterogeneity and transcriptional activity (2011)
    Salim Ahmed, MD Shafiuddin, Muhammad Shafiul Azam, Md. Shahidul Islam, Ajit Ghosh and Haseena Khan.
    Mobile Genetic Elements 1: 18 - 28

    36. SSR Markers Linked to Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus Banks) Resistance in Jute (Corchorus olitorius L,) (2010)
    Ajit Ghosh, Sazia Sharmin, Sazzadul Islam, Minhazuddin Pahloan, Shahidul Islam and Haseena Khan.
    Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 46:64-74

    35. Mutation Analysis of the HBB Gene in Selected Bangladeshi b-Thalassemic Individuals: Presence of Rare Mutations (2010)
    Mustak Ibn Ayub, Mahdi Muhammad Moosa, Golam Sarwardi, Waqar Khan, Haseena Khan and Sabina Yeasmin Genetic Testing and
    Molecular Biomarkers.14 (3):299-302

    \ 34. In silico analysis of jute SSR library and experimental verification of assembly (2010).
    Samira R, Moosa MM, Alam MM, Keka SI, Khan H.
    POJ 3(2):57-65

    33. Identification and characterization of ribosomal protein S8 gene of jute (2009)
    Salim Ahmed, Md. Maksudul Alam, Md. Sazzadul Islam, MD. Shafiuddin, Md. Mosharrof Hossain Mondal, Md. Amzad Hossain and Haseena Khan.
    Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 19(2) 207-215

    32. A computational and experimental approach for developing jute ESTs from genomic clones (2009).
    Salim Ahmed, Md. Zinnatun Nabi , Md. Maksudul Alam, Md. Sazzadul Islam, Rozalynne Samira, Mahdi M Moosa and Haseena Khan.
    Australian Journal of Crop Science 3(6): 322-328

    31. Genetic diversity and relationship in jute (Corchorus spp) revealed by SSR markers (2009).
    Saaimatul Huq, Md. Shahidul Islam, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Nadim Ashraf, Samiul Haque and Haseena Khan.
    Bangladesh Journal of Botany 38(2): 161-169

    30. A putative leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase of jute involved in stress response. (2009)
    Md. Maksudul Alam, Sazia Sharmin, Zinnatun Nabi, Shakhinur Islam Mondal, Md. Shahidul Islam, Sarmah Bin Nayeem, Mohammad Shoyaib, and Haseena Khan.
    Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 28 (3): 394-402

    29. Construction of Genetic Map of Jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) Based on RAPD Markers (2008)
    Samiul Haque, Nadim Ashraf, Selina Begum, R.H. Sarkar and Haseena Khan.
    Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 18(2): 165-172

    28. Identification of Drosophila Promoter Using Positional Differential Matrix and Support Vector Machine from Sequence Data (2008)
    Azizul Haque, Firoz Anwar, Taskeed Jabid, Syed Murtuza Baker, Haseena Khan, Mohammad Nurul Islam, and Mohammad Shoyaib.
    Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 18(2): 123-130.

    27. Identifying Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) marker linked to mite tolerance in jute (2008).
    Shamima Islam Keka, Md. Shamsuzzaman, Minhaz Uddin Pahloan Sultana Pervin and Md. Maksuder Rahman and Haseena Khan.
    Bangladesh Journal of Botany 37(2): 161-171.

    26. Pol II promoter prediction using characteristic 4-mer motifs: a machine learning approach (2008)
    Firoz Anwar, Syed Murtuza Baker, Taskeed Jabid, Md. Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Shoyaib, Haseena Khan and Ray Walshe.
    BMC Bioinformatics 9:414

    25. Tissue culture independent transformation for Corchorus olitorius (2008)
    Abu Ashfaqur Sajib Md. Shahidul Islam Md. Shamim Reza Arpita Bhowmik Layla Fatema Haseena Khan.
    Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 95: 333-340.

    24. Microsatellite markers for determining genetic identities and genetic diversity among jute cultivars (2008)
    Haseena Khan, Jesmin Akter, Md Shahidul Islam, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Nadim Ashraf, Samiul Haque
    Australian Journal of Crop Science 1(3): 97-107

    23. Determining genetic diversity of some jute varieties and accessions using RAPD markers (2007)
    Samiul Haque, Selina Begum, R.H. Sarker and Haseena Khan. Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech 17(2) 183-191

    22. Development and use of microsatellites for study of DNA polymorphism, transferability and genetic diversity in jute (2007).
    Ryazul Rouf Mir , Sharma S., R. Singh, S. Rustgi, A. Goyal, J. Kumar, A. Gaur, A.Tyagi, Haseena Khan, M. Sinha, H. S. Balyan and P. K. Gupta.
    Euphytica, 161:413-427

    21. Method for Quality DNA Isolation from Different Parts of Jute Plant: Corchorus capsularis L. and C. olitorius L. (2004)
    Samiul Haque, Nadim Ashraf, Aleya Awal, R. H. Sarker, Selina Begum and Haseena Khan.
    Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 14(2): 143-148.

    20. Use of RAPD fingerprinting for discriminating two populations of Hilsa shad (Tenulosa ilisha Ham.) from inland rivers of Bangladesh (2003).
    Rehnuma Shifat, Anwara Begum, and Haseena Khan.
    Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 36 (5)462-467

    19. Distinction between cold sensitive and cold tolerant jute by a combined RAPD and AFLP study.
    Mohammad Belayat Hossain, Aleya Awal, Mohammad Aminur Rahman, Samiul Haque, (2003)
    Haseena Khan. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 36 (5)427-432

    18. DNA Typing by RAPD for Differentiation between Two Species of Catfish, Heteropneustes Fossilis and Clarias Batrachus. (2002)
    Haseena Khan, Fateema Parveen and Anwara Begum
    Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 11 (2) 1-8. (Bangladesh)

    17. DNA Fingerprinting of Jute Germplasm by RAPD. (2002)
    Mohammad Belayat Hossain, Samiul Haque and Haseena Khan.
    Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35(4), 414-419.

    16. Association between Angiotensin-I Converting Enzyme (ACE) Gene Polymorphism and Hypertension in a Bangladeshi Population (2002)
    M. Morshed, H. Khan and S. Akhteruzzaman.
    Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35 (3) 251-254

    15. Some Aspects of the Extraction of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin from the Urine of Pregnant Women (1999).
    Haseena Khan.
    Bio. Tech. Res. In Dhaka University. Suppl. Issue Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci 8(2): 25-30.

    14. Immunization of male bonnet monkeys (M. radiata) with a recombinant FSH receptor preparation affects testicular function and fertility (1997).
    N.R. Moudgal, M.R. Sairam, H.N. Krishnamurty, S. Sridhar H. Krishnamurty and H. Khan.
    Endocrinology 138, 3065-3068.

    13. Molecular cloning, structure and expression of a testicular follitropin receptor with selective alteration in the carboxy terminus that affects signalling function (1997).
    T.A. Yarney, L. Jiang, H. Khan, E.A. MacDonald, D.W.Laird and M.R. Sairam.
    Mol. Reprod. Dev. 48(4) 458-470.

    12. Alternative splicing converts the G-protein coupled follitropin receptor gene into a growth factor type I receptor: implications for pleitropic actions of the hormone (1997).
    M.R. Sairam L.G. Jiang T.A. Yarney and H. Khan.
    Mol. Repro. Dev. 48(4), 471-479.

    11. Recognition of follicle stimulating hormone (alpha-subunit) by a recombinant receptor protein domain coded by an alternately spliced mRNA and expressed in Escherichia coli (1997).
    H. Khan, L.G. Jiang, G.N. Jayashree, T.A. Yarney and M.R. Sairam.
    J. Mol. Endocrinol. 19(2), 183-190.

    10. Ontogeny of FSH receptor messenger ribonucleic acid transcripts in relation to FSH secretion and testicular function in sheep (1997).
    T.A. Yarney, M.H. Fahmy, M.R. Sairam, H. Khan and E.A. MacDonald.
    J. Mol. Endorinol. 18(2), 113-125.

    9. Follitropin Signal Transduction: Alternative Splicing of the FSH Receptor Gene Produces a Dominant Negative Form of Receptor Which Inhibits Hormone Action (1996).
    M.R.Sairam, L.G.Jiang, T.A.Yarney and H. Khan.
    Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 226, 717-722

    8. Molecular cloning and expression of the ovine testicular follicle stimulating hormone receptor (1993).
    T.A. Yarney, M.R. Sairam, H. Khan, N. Ravindranath, S. Payne and N.G. Seidah.
    Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 93, 219-226.

    7. Cloning of alternately spliced mRNA transcripts coding for variants of ovine testicular follitropin receptor lacking the G protein coupling domains (1993).
    Haseena Khan, T.A. Yarney, and M.R. Sairam.
    Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 190, 888-894.

    6. Host-controlled restriction and modification of phage SK101 and its mutants by different Shigella species (1992).
    Mustafizur Rahman, Hossain Uddin Shekhar and Haseena Khan.
    Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 1(1), 65-70.

    5. Identification of two groups of leghemoglobin genes in alfalfa and a study of their expression during root nodule development (1988).
    David Barker, Phillip Gallusci, Valerie Lullien, Haseena Khan, Michelle Gherardi and Thierry Huguet.
    Plant Molecular Biology 11, 761.

    4. Deletion loop mutagenesis of the nifL promoter from Klebsiella pneumonia: role of the -26 to -12 region in promoter function (1986).
    Haseena Khan, Martin Drummond and Ray Dixon.
    Gene 45, 281-288.

    3. Regulation of the nitrogen fixing genes in Klebsiella pneumonia: Implications for genetic manipulation (1986).
    R.A. Dixon, M. Buck, M. Drummond, T. Hawkes, H. Khan, S. MacFarlane, M. Merrick and J.R. Postgate.
    Plant and Soil. 90, 225-233.

    2. nif promoter structure in Klebsiella pneumonia.
    Martin Buck, Stephen Miller, Haseena Khan, Martin Drummond and Ray Dixon. (1985).
    Nitrogen Fixation Research Progress. H.J. Evans, P.J. Bottomley and W.E. Newton (eds).

    1. Site-directed mutagenesis of the Klebsiella pneumonia nifL and nifH promoter activity (1985).
    Martin Buck, Haseena Khan and Ray Dixon.
    Nucleic Acids Research 13, 7621-7633.

    Book Chapter and Other Publications

    3. Agrobacterium mediated transformation of Bangladesh indica variety for conferring salt tolerance (2002)
    Zeba I Seraj, M. Bakhtiar Hossain, Noorain M. Rasul, Hasina Akhter, Haseena Khan, Shamim Hossain, M. A. Salam and Glenn Gregario.
    Properties for Saline Agriculture, 167-176.
    R. Ahmed and K.A. Malik, (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    2. Bangladesh in the new millennium- A university of Dhaka study, Edition: Ist, Chapter: Harnessing biotechnology
    Publisher: The University Press limited, Editors: Abul Kalam, pp.393-416

    1. Transformation of jute (Corchorus capsularis L. vars CVL-1 and D-154) with the plasmids pCAMBIA1201, pBI 121 and pBINCHI 11 and high efficiency marker gene insertion in explants (1999)
    M.B. Hossain, M.H. Khan, E.H. Chowdhury, F.T. Zohra, Z.I. Seraj, H. Khan and R.H. Sarker. Proceedings of the Workshop on Application of Biotechnology in the Improvement of Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres-Phase II (IJO/AGRI/10).
    Publication of International Jute Organization (IJO).