Dr.Mohammad Siddiqur Rahman

Date of Birth: December 25, 1974, Bangladesh

Sr. Scientific Officer
Plant Pathology Division,
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipu-1701, Bangladesh

Academic History :

PhD (Plant Pathology) (2014) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University ((CGPA 4.0 out of 4.0).
MS in Plant Pathology (2008) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (CGPA 3.87 out of 4.0. First Class)
B.Sc. Ag. (Hons.), (1996)held in 2000, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh Result: Second Class.

HSC Dhaka Board, 1992, First Division.
SSC Dhaka Board, 1990, First Division.

employment status:

Sr. Scientifice Officer (Plant Pathology): April 2012 to till date, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, BARI-1701.

1. Training on isolation, multiplication and formulation of entomopathogenic fungus (Beauveria and Metarhizium ) 11/06/2023 to 19/06/2023 Plant Pathology Division, BARI, Gazipur In country
2. Use of Modern Farm Machinery for Ensuring Food Security 25/01/2022 to 27/01/2022 BARC In country
3. Administrative & Financial Management 14/06/2020 to  16/06/2020 BARI In country
4. Training on Diagnostic Techniques of Plant Pathogens and Guidelines of Working in ISO17025:2017 Laboratory 7/06/2020 to 11/06/2020 Plant Pathology Division, BARI In country
5. 30th Refresher & Training Course on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 12/02/2020 to 13/02/2020 Bangladesh Accreditation Board In country
6. Scientists Training on Open Source Software R 15/04/2019 to 19/04/2019 BARI, Gazipur In country
7. ToT on Teaching Methods & Techniques 24/02/2019 28/02/2019 National Agriculture Training Academy In country
8. Innovation in Public Service 16/11/2018 to  20/11/2018 ICT Division, BARI, Gazipur In country
9. Management of Horticultural Crops through Improved Technologies 26/12/2016 to  27/12/2016 BARC, Dhaka In country
10. Data Analysis of Experimental Design Using Open Source R 03/03/2015 to 05/03/2015 BARI, Gazipur In country
11. Administrative and Financial Management (Batch-21) 21/09/2014 to 03/10/2014 BARD, Comilla In country
12. Post-harvest Handling, Packaging and Processing of Horticultural Crops 26/01/2010 – BARI, Gazipur In country
13. Disease Identification, Data Recording, Rating Scale And Grading System Of Major Diseases Of Important Crops 26/05/2009 to 28/05/2009 BARI, Gazipur In country
14. Foundation Training for NARS Scientists (Batch-19) 27/01/2009 to 24/05/2009 BARD, Comilla In country
15. Research Methodology 01/11/2008 to 13/11/2008 GTI, Mymensingh In country
16. Orientation Training Course 18/09/2005 to  29/09/2005 BARI, Gazipur In country

1. Integrated Pest Management 06/11/2023 to 17/11/2023 IARI—India (Online Mode) Foreign
2. Plant protection technology in South & Southeast Asia 11/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 YAAS, Yunnan Province, P.R.China Foreign
3. Plant virus host interaction 08/10/2015 to 07/10/2016 BGRI, Kunming, P. R. China Foreign

  • Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2010.
  • Office Management: Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point.
  • Sequence analysis by DNAMAN, Primer design, Sequin, MEGA
  • Data analysis by MSTATE-C, Crop state, open source R.
  • Internet browsing


Sl. #

Name of Society/Organization

Nature of



Bangladesh Phytopathological Society

Life member


Bangladesh Entomological Society

General member


Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Scientists Association (BARISA)

General member


Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh

General member

Field of specialization: Plant Pathology (Applied and Molecular Mycology and Virology)

Articles published in the reputed journals (Full Paper)-31
  1. Jingyu, Hu, Miao, T., Que, K., Rahman M. S., Zhang, L. Dong, X., Ji1, P., and Dong, J. 2023. Identifcation, molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of a novel nucleorhabdovirus infecting Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis. Scientifc Reports 13:10040. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-37022-2, www.nature.com/scientificreports.
  2. Rahman, M. S., K. Jahan, R. Islam, K. M. Alam, M. R. Karim, and M. M. Rahman 2022. Integrated Management of Cucumber Mosaic virus of chilli (Capsicum Annum L.). Bangladesh J. Plant Pathol. 38(1&2):21-26.
  3. Faruk M. I., M. M. Islam, M. S. Akhter, M. S. Rahman, R. Islam and K. Jahan 2022. Evaluation of Organic and Vermi-Compost Based Trichoderma harzianum Formulations Against Sclerotium rolfsii Causing Foot and Root Rot Disease of Lentil. Bangladesh J. Plant Pathol. 38(1&2): 1-8.
  4. Rahman, M. S. and A. M. Akanda 2022. A Major Recessive Gene Associated with Anthracnose (Colletotrichum capsici) Resistance in Chilli Pepper. Ann Agric Crop Sci 7(4): 1121. https://doi.org/10.26420/annagriccropsci.2022.1121.
  5. Akhter, M. S., M. H. Tipu, M. S. Rahman, R. Islam, M. I. Fruk, M. M. Rahman and K. S. Nakahara 2022. First report of Citrus tristeza virus in Bangladesh. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 17: 12. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13314-022-00457-z
  6. Rahman, M. S., S. Xiaoxia, K. Zheng, X. Cheng, T. Li, Z. Lihua, J. Dong, Z. Zhang, J. Dong, Z. Zhang 2020. Characterization of a New Isolate of Chilli ringspot virus in Yunnan, China. J. Crop Sci. Biotech. 23 (1): 57 ~ 63. DOI 10.1007/S12892-016-0044-1.
  7. Lihua, Z. H. Zhonghui, L. Shunli, L. Zhang, P. Yu, J. Zhang, X. Zheng, Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Z. Zhang, 2020. Tagitinin A from Tithonia diversifolia provides resistance to tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus by inducing systemic resistance. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 169 (2020) 104654. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104654
  8. Rahman, M. S. A. U. Ahmed K. Jahan, F. Khatun, 2020. Management of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) infecting cucumber in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 45 (1): 65-76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3329/bjar.v44i4.45693
  9. . Islam, M. M., M. I. Faruk, M. S. Rahman, K.E. Jahan, M. Asaduzzaman, 2020. Screening of Eggplant Germplasms against Phomopsis Blight and Fruit Rot Caused by Phomopsis Vexans. Inter. J. Res. Stud. Bios. 8(7): 28-34. DOI: https://doi.org/10.20431/2349-0365.0807005.
  10. Rahman, M. S., K. Jahan, Ashfak Ahmed Sabuz1 and A. M. Akanda 2019. Effects of Cucumber Mosaic Virus on Cellular Components, Host Physiology and Yield of Chilli. Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 29(2): 219-230. https://doi.org/10.3329/ptcb.v31i1.54106
  11. Rahman M. S., K. Jahan, R. Islam, Ashfak Ahmed Sabuz and A. M. Akanda, 2019. In-vitro evaluation of some plant extracts and fungicides against colletotrichum capsici causing anthracnose of chilli. Bangladesh J. Plant Pathol. 35(1&2):1-8.
  12. Rahman, M. S. F. Khatun, 2019. Plant Pathology Division: Ensuring crop protection for food safety in Bangladesh. The Reflector 7(9) :100-104.
  13. Zheng, K., T.C. Chen, S.D. Yeh, M.S. Rahman, S. Xiaoxia, Kuo Wu, T. Li, Z. Zhang, J. Dong. 2017. Characterization of a new isolate of pepper chlorotic spot virus from Yunnan province, China. Arch Virol. DOI 10.1007/s00705-017-3402-5.
  14. Xiaoxia, S. Kuo Wu, Z. Z. Li., M. S. Rahman, K. Zheng, T. Li, Z. Zhang, J. Dong. 2017. Complete genome sequence of a new isolate of potato virus M in Yunnan, China. Arch Virol DOI 10.1007/s00705-017-3380-7.
  15. Rahman, M. S., A.M. Akanda, I.H. Mian, M.K.A. Bhuiyan, M.M. Hossain 2016. New Sources of Resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Capsicum annuum. J. Crop Sci. Biotech. 2016 19 (3): 249-258. DOI NO. 10.1007/S12892-016-0044-1.
  16. Rahman, M. S., M.S. Akhter, M.M. Alam, N. Pervin, and A. M. Akanda 2016. Prevalence of Cucumber Mosaic Virus and its impact on growth and yield of different chili cultivar. Bull. Inst. Trop. Agr., Kyushu Univ. 39: 65-74.
  17. Rahman, M. S., A. M. Akanda, I. H. Mian, M. K. A. Bhuiyan and M. M. Hossain 2015. Study the effect of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) on different growth stages of Chilli. Ann. Bangladesh Agric. 19(1): 65-73.
  18. Rahman, S. M. L., M. H. M. B. Bhuyan, A. A. M. M. Mustakim, J. C. Sarker and M.S. Rahman 2014. Fruit characteristics, yield contributing characters and yield of some cowa (Garcinia cowa) genotypes under north eastern hilly region of Bangladesh. Int. J. Expt. Agric. 4(2): 17-19.
  19. Pervin, N., K. M. Firose Ahmed, M. M. Billah, M. S. Rahman and M. K. Alam 2012. Effect of hormone on vegetative growth of tuberose. International J. Sustain. Agril. Tech. 8(3): 01-05.
  20. Pervin, N., K. M. Firose Ahmed, M. M. Billah, M. S. Rahman and M. A. Ali 2012. Study on determination of optimum level of hormone for maximum flowering and yield of tuberose. International J. Sustain. Agril. Tech. 8(4): 01-04.
  21. Rahman, M. S., A. M. Akanda, M. M. Hossain and M. S. Akhter 2012. Incidence of Potato virus Y (PVY) and its effect on growth and yield of eleven chilli germplasms in Bangladesh. Ann. Bangladesh Agric. 16(2): 69-79.
  22. Rahman, M. S., M. S. Akhter, M. A. Maya, A. H. M. A. Rahman and A. M. Akanda. 2011. Field resistance of chilli cultivars against anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum capsici. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science (www.thaiagj.org.). 44(4): 243-250.
  23. Sattar, M. A., M. Z. Uddin, M. R. Islam, M. K. R. Bhuiyan, and M. S. Rahman. 2011. Genetic divergence in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 36(1): 165-172.
  24. Bhuiyan, M. K. R., M. J. Hossain, M. S. Rahman, S. M. L. Rahman and M. A. Sattar. 2011. root initiation in mukhikachu (Colocasia esculenta) as influenced by IAA and NAA. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 36(3): 487-494.
  25. Sattar, M. A., M. R. Islam, L. Akter, R. Khatun and M. S. Rahman. 2011. Characterization of potato genotypes by using morphological traits. Intl. J. BioRes. 10(6): 30-38.
  26. Rahman, M. S., M. S. Akhter, MD. Mahmudunnabi, A. H. M. A. Rahman and A. M. Akanda. 2010. Vector population builds up in the chilli field in respect of weather and its impact on the spread of three viruses infecting chilli. Bangladesh J. Entomol. 20(1): 51-58.
  27. Rahman, M. M., M. A. A. Khan, M. A. I. Khan, M.S. Hossain and M. S. Rahman. 2010. Post-harvest loss assessment of onion due to bacterial soft rot diseases in Bangladesh. Intl. J. BioRes. 9(2): 19-25.
  28. Rahman, M. M., M. A. A. Khan, M. A. I. Khan, M. S. Hossain and M. S. Rahman. 2010. Pathogenic differentiation of onion soft rot bacteria in Bangladesh. Eco-friendly Agril. J. 3(10): 456-463.
  29. Rahman, M. M., M. A. A. Khan, M. A. I. Khan, M. S. Rahman. 2010. Loss assessment of potato due to due to bacterial soft rot diseases in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 3(2): 93-100.
  30. Rahman, M. M., M. A. A. Khan, M. A. I. Khan, M. S. Rahman. 2010. Pathogenic variability of potato soft rot bacteria in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 3(2): 109-118.
  31. Rahman, M. S., A. M. Akanda, M. K. R. Bhuiyan and L. F. Lipi 2009. Studies on yellow leaf curl disease of chilli caused by Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV). Intl. J. BioRes.7 (5): 1-5.
  32. Bhuiyan, M. K.R., M. S. Alam, M. S. Rahman and M. A. H. Khan. 2009. Yield of stolon and profitability in Panikachu (Colocasia esculenta) as affected by planting density. Intl. J. BioRes. 7(3): 23-28.
  33. Bhuiyan, M. K. R., M. S. Alam, M. S. Rahman and M. A. H. Khan. 2009. Effect of pre-planting vine storage period and methods on sweet potato. Int. J. BioRes. 7(3): 44-48.
  34. Mowlick, S., M. M. Karim, M. M. Hossain, M. S. Akhter and M. S. Rahman. 2007. Determination of spray scchedyle of bavistin in controlling leaf blotch disease of turmeric in hilly region. J. Subtrop. Agric. Res. Dev. 5(3):297-300.
  35. Alam, K. M., M. S. Rahman, M. M. Alam, Arifunnahar, M. Islam, R. Momotaz, R. Islam1 and M. M. R. B. Apu 2022. First Report of Fusarium oxysporum Causing Leaf Blight and Die Back Disease of Lily in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Pathol. 38(1&2): 41-44.
  36. Bhuiyan, M. N. I., J. Begum, P. K. Sardar and M. S. Rahman. 2009. Constituents of peel and leaf essential Oils of Citrus medica L. J. Sci. Res. 1(2): 387-392.