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Dr Imran Amin

imran@nibge.org , imranamin1@yahoo.com


Principal Scientist


Work Phone: (+92 41) 9201316-20 Ext. 274
Fax Phone: (+92 41) 9201472
Dr Imran Amin

Qualification:

  •  Ph.D: 2010 (Biotechnology) Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad.
  • M.Phil:2001 (Biochemistry) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
  • M.Sc:1998 (Biochemistry) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Research Interests:

  • Chracterization of geminiviruses and associated satellite
  • Virus host interaction
  • Role of developmental miRNA in virus infection
  • Use of RNA and protein based  transgenic approaches to develop resistance against geminiviruses

Research Publications:

  • Ali, I., Amin, I., Briddon, R. W., and Mansoor, S. (2013). Artificial microRNA-mediated resistance against the monopartite begomovirus Cotton leaf curl Burewala virus. Virology Journal (In press)
  • Yousaf, S., Rasool, G., Amin, I., Mansoor, S., and Saeed, M. (2013). Inference of a synthetic Rep protein to develop resistance against cotton leaf curl disease. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (in press).
  • Khan, A. J., Akhtar, S., Mansoor, S., and Amin, I. (2013). Engineering Crops for Resistance to Geminiviruses. Elseiver publishers, in press.
  • Karimi, S. M., Sohail, M. N., Amin, I., Mansoor, S., and Mukhtar, Z. (2013). Molecular characterization of a new synthetic cry2ab gene in Nicotiana tabacum. Biotechnology Letters ( In press)
  • Baloch, G. R., Akhtar, S., Amin, I., Zafar, Y., and Mansoor, S. (2012). Environmental factors are importent determinants of the sevrity and incidence of cotton leaf curl disease in SIndh province of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany (In press).
  • Mubin, M., Akhtar, S., Amin, I., Briddon, R. W., Mansoor, S., 2012. Xanthium strumarium: a weed host of components of begomovirus-betasatellite complexes affecting crops. Virus Genes 44(112-119).
  • Azhar, M., Amin, I., Anjum, Z., and Mansoor, S. (2011). Gossypium robinsonii, an Australian wild cotton species is an asymptomatic host of the cotton leaf curl disease pathogen complex. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 1-4.
  • Nahid, N., Amin, I., Briddon, R. W., and Mansoor, S. (2011). RNA interference based resistance against a legume Mastrevirus. Virology Journal 8(1), 499.
  • Mansoor, S., Amin, I., Briddon, R. W. (2011). Geminiviral Diseases of Cotton. In Stress Physiology in Cotton, pp126-149 edited by Derrick M. Oosterhuis  2011, The Cotton Foundation 7193 Goodlett Farms Parkway Cordova, Tennessee 38016, U.S.A. ISBN 978-0-939809-07-3.
  • Mubin, M., Akhtar, S., Amin, I., Briddon, R. W., Mansoor, S.( 2011). Xanthium strumarium: a weed host of components of begomovirus-betasatellite complexes affecting crops. Virus Genes (in press).
  • Tahir, M. N., Amin, I., Briddon, R. W., and Mansoor, S. (2011). The merging of two dynasties – identification of an African cotton leaf curl disease-associated begomovirus with cotton in Pakistan. PLoS One 6, e20366.
  • Amin, I., Hussain, K., Akbergenov, R., Yadav, J. S., Qazi, J., Mansoor, S., Hohn, T., Fauquet, C. M., and Briddon, R. W. (2011). Suppressors of RNA silencing encoded by the components of the cotton leaf curl begomovirus-betasatellite complex. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 24,973-983.
  • Amin, I., Patil, B. L., Briddon, R. W., Mansoor, S., and Fauquet, C. M. (2011). Comparison of phenotypes produced in response to transient expression of genes encoded by four distinct begomoviruses in Nicotiana benthamiana and their correlation with the levels of developmental miRNAs. Virology Journal 8, 238.
  • Amin, I., Patil, B. L., Briddon, R. W., Mansoor, S., and Fauquet, C. M. (2011). A common set of developmental miRNAs are upregulated in Nicotiana benthamiana by diverse begomoviruses. Virology Journal 8, 143.
  • Amin, I., Ilyas, M., Qazi, J., Bashir, R., Yadav, J. S., Mansoor, S., Fauquet, C. M., and Briddon, R. W. (2011). Identification of a major pathogenicity determinant and suppressors of RNA silencing encoded by a South Pacific isolate of Banana bunchy top virus originating from Pakistan. Virus Genes 42(2), 272-281.
  • Amin, I., Saeed, M., Mansoor, S., and Briddon, R. W. (2011). RNAi for crop improvement, In RNAi Technology, pp. 177-207. Edited by R. K. Gaur, Y. Gafni, P. Sharma & V. K. Gupta. Enfield, New Hampshire, USA: Science Publishers.
  • Mubin, M., Amin, I., Amrao, L., Briddon, R. W., and Mansoor, S. (2010). Thehypersensitive response induced by the V2 protein of a monopartite begomovirus is countered by the C2 protein. Molecular Plant Pathology 11(2), 245-254.
  • Amin, I., Ilyas, M., Mansoor, S.,  Briddon, R.W. and Saeed, M. (2010). Role of DNA satellites in geminivirus disease complexes in Emerging geminivirial diseases and their management” by Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Suite 1600, Hauooauge, NY 1788 USA (in press) 
  • Ilyas, M., Amin, I., Mansoor, S.,  Briddon, R.W. and Saeed, M (2010). Challengesfor transgenic resistance to control geminiviral diseases in Emerging geminivirial diseases and their management” by Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Suite 1600, Hauooauge, NY 1788 USA (in press) 
  • Amrao, L., Akhter, S., Tahir, M. N., Amin, I., Briddon, R. W., and Mansoor, S. (2010).Cotton leaf curl disease in Sindh province of Pakistan is associated with recombinant begomovirus components. Virus Research. In press.
  • Amrao, L., Amin, I., Shahid, M. S., Briddon, R. W., and Mansoor, S. (2010). Cotton leaf curl disease in resistant cotton is associated with a single begomovirus that lacks an intact transcriptional activator protein. Virus Research. In press.
  • Amin, I., Qazi, J., Mansoor, S., Ilyas, M., and Briddon., R. W. (2008). Molecular characterization of Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) from Pakistan. Virus Genes 36:191-198.
  • Nahid, N., Amin, I., Mansoor, S., Rybicki, E. P., van der Walt, E. & Briddon, R. W.(2008). Two dicot-infecting mastreviruses (family Geminiviridae) occur in Pakistan. Archives of Virology 153, 1441-51.
  • Qazi, J., Amin, I., Mansoor, S., Iqbal, M. J., and Briddon, R. W. (2007). Contribution of the satellite encoded gene beta C1 to cotton leaf curl disease symptoms. Virus Research 128: 135-139
  • Mansoor, S., Amin, I. & Briddon, R. W. (2008). Cotton Leaf Curl Disease.
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