Dr. Muhammad Akbar Anjum
Professor of Horticulture and Head
Department of Horticulture
BahauddinZakariyaUniversity, Multan60800, Pakistan


Date of Birth:1st March 1962


Domicile:Layyah (Punjab)

Marital Status:Married

Present Address:House No. B-4, Agricultural Staff Colony

BahauddinZakariyaUniversity, Multan (Pakistan)

Tel. #:061 9239422 (Office)

Fax #:061 9210098 (Office)

Cell #:0322 5067885

E-mail: and

Permanent Address:Chak No. 166 T.D.A., Post Office

Ladhana, Tehsil & Distt. Layyah, Pakistan.

Academic Qualifications:

Certificate/DegreeInstitutionYearMarks ObtainedDiv./Grade

S.S.C.Govt. High1979676/850Ist/A

School, Layyah


No.1, Islamabad

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agric.Univ. of Agric.19863407/4020Ist/B

(4 years course)FaisalabadCGPA=3.89/4.00

M.Sc. (Hons.) Agric.1988804/860Ist/A


Ph.D. HorticultureUniversity of1994-----* -----

(Plant Biotechnology)Salford (UK)*(the degree is by research only)

Post DoctorateMie University2003------

(Horticulture)Tsu-shi (Japan)

Distinctions, Honours & Awards:

1.Stood FIRST in B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, session 1982-1986 and was awarded a Gold Medal.

2.Stood FIRST in M.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture, session 1986-1988 and was awarded a Silver Medal.

3.Won ORS (Overseas Research Students) Award for the years 1991-92 and 1992-93 during Ph.D. at Salford University, U.K.

  1. S&T Post Doctoral Award for Post Doctoral Research at Mie University, Tsu-shi, Japan during 2002-2003.
  1. Accredited Ph.D. Supervisor for Indigenous Merit Scholarship Programme of Higher Education Commission and Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of Pakistan.
  1. Editor of “Asian Journal of Plant Sciences” published by Asian Network for Scientific Information (please visit

11.Editor of “Bioscience Research” journal published by ISISnet (Innovative Scientific Information and Services Network)

(please visit board.htm)

12.Editor of “Plant Science Journal” published by ISISnet (Innovative Scientific Information and Services Network)

(please visit Sci. J._editorial board.htm)

13.Editor of “Science, Technology and Development”, journal published by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Islamabad (01-02-2005 to 27-07-2006).

14.Member of the Advisory Board of “Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences”, published by Friends Science Publishers

(please visit

Record of Service/Experience:

Posts Held:

1.Agricultural Officer (BPS-17)

Department:Agriculture, Government of Punjab.

From: 12 - 07 - 1988 To: 31 - 12 – 1989

2.Lecturer in Horticulture (BPS-17)

Organization/Institute:BahauddinZakariyaUniversity, Multan.

From: 01 - 01 - 1990To: 11 - 03 – 1997

3. Assistant Professor of Agriculture (Horticulture) (BPS-18)

Organization/Institute:BahauddinZakariyaUniversity, Multan.

From: 12 - 03 - 1997To: 09 – 07 – 2004

4.Associate Professor of Agriculture (Horticulture) (BPS-19)

Organization/Institute:BahauddinZakariyaUniversity, Multan.

From: 10 - 07 - 2004To: 22-02-2007

Present Post:

5.Professor of Agriculture (Horticulture) (BPS-20 & 21)

Organization/Institute:BahauddinZakariyaUniversity, Multan.

From: 23 - 02 - 2007To: date

Post Doctoral Foreign Experience:

Institution:Mie University, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken, Japan.

From: 01-02-2002To: 31-01-2003


  1. Anjum, M.A. and Villiers, T.A. 1997. Induction of microtubers in vitro from stem segments of Solanum tuberosum L., S. commersonii Dun. and S. acaule. Bitt. Scientia Horticulturae, 70(2-3): 231-235.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 1998. Effect of protoplast source and media on growth and regenerability of protoplast-derived calluses of Solanum tuberosum L. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 20(2): 129-133.
  1. Anjum, M.A. and Villiers, T.A. 1998. Selection of hydroxyproline-resistant cell lines from Solanum tuberosum L. callus. I. Stability and frost tolerance. Journal of Genetics and Breeding, 53(1): 113-117.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 1998. Selection of hydroxyproline-resistant cell lines from Solanum tuberosum L. callus. II. Plant regeneration and frost tolerance of regenerated plants. Acta Biotechnologica,18(4): 361-366.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 2001. Selection of frost-tolerant cell lines from cell cultures of Solanum tuberosum L. Plant Breeding and Seed Science, 45(1): 3-10.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 2001. A comparative study on isolation, culture and regeneration of cell suspension protoplasts of Solanum tuberosum L. Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, 19(2): 84-88.
  1. Anjum, M.A. and Amjad, M. 2001. Effect of exogenously-applied proline on the growth and frost tolerance of tissue cultures of Solanum spp. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 11(2): 76-79.
  1. Bashir, M.A., Anjum, M.A. and Rashid, H. 2008. In vitro propagation of some promising genotypes ofjojoba (Simmondsia chinensis). African Journal of Biotechnology, 7 (21): 3878-3886.
  1. Ahmed, M., Anjum, M.A. and Sajid, G.M. 2010. In vitro storage of some pear genotypes with the minimal growth technique. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry,34(1): 25-32.
  1. Ahmed, M., Anjum, M.A.,Shah, A.H and Hamid, A. 2010. In vitro preservation of Pyrus germplasm with minimal growth using different temperature regimes. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 42(3):1639-1650.
  1. Ahmed, M., Anjum, M.A., Ahmed, M.J., Sajid, G.M., Yoqub, A. and Shafqat, M. 2011. Role of plant growth regulators in preservation of Pyrus germplasm in vitro. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(64): 14029-14037.
  1. Hafiz, I.A., Anjum, M.A., Grewal, A.G. and Chaudhary, G.A. 2001. DNA metylation – an essential mechanism in plant molecular biology. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 23(4): 491-499.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 2001. Cytology of potato callus cells in relation to their frost hardiness. Biologia Plantarum, 44(3): 325-331.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 2003. Cellular damage to the callus cells of potato subjected to freezing. Biologia Plantarum,46(1): 1-6.
  1. Iqbal, Z., Hameed, S.,Anjum, M.A., Dasti, A.A. and Saleem, A. 2010. Cytology of infection of Fusarium mangiferae Britz in different malformed reproductive parts of mango. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 127(3): 291-298.
  1. Shahbaz, M., Iqbal, Z., Saleem, A. and Anjum, M.A. 2009. Association of Lasiodiplodia theobromae with different decline disorders in mango (Mangifera indica L.). Pakistan Journal of Botany, 41(1): 359-368.
  1. Amjad, M. andAnjum, M.A. 2003.Effect of post-irradiation storage on the radiation-induced damage in onion seeds. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 2(9): 702-707.
  1. Amjad, M. and Anjum, M.A. 2007. Effect of post-irradiation ageing on onion seeds. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 29(1):63-69.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 1998. The role of somaclonal variation in potato improvement. Biologia, 44(1-2): 170-174.
  1. Ahmed, M., Anjum, M.A., Rabbani, M.A. and Hassan, L. 2009. Characterization of indigenous Pyrus germplasm of Azad Jammu and Kashmir revealed by SDS-PAGE analysis. African Journal of Biotechnology, 8(22): 6442-6452.
  1. Ahmed, M.,Anjum, M.A. and Awan, M.S. 2010. Evaluation of genetic diversity in Pyrus germplasm native to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Northern Pakistan) revealed by microsatellite markers.African Journal of Biotechnology, 9(49): 8323-8333.
  1. Ahmed, M.,Anjum, M.A., Shinwari, Z.K. and Rabbani, M.A. 2011. Assessment of variability in fruit quality parameters of Pyrus germplasm collected from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan).Pakistan Journal of Botany, 43(2): 971-981.
  1. Zahoor, A., Riaz, M., Ahmad, S., Ali, H., Khan, M.B., Javed, K., Anjum, M.A., Zia-ul-Haq, M. and Khan, M.A. 2010. Ontogeny growth and radiation use efficiency of Helianthus annuus L. as affected by hybrids, nitrogenous regimes and planting geometry under irrigated arid conditions. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 42(5): 3197-3207.
  1. Anjum, M.A.2008.Effect of NaCl concentrations in irrigation water on growth and polyamine metabolism in two citrus rootstocks with different levels of salinity tolerance. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 30(1): 43-52.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 2010. Response of Cleopatra mandarin seedlings to a polyamine inhibitor under salt stress. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 32(5): 951-959.
  1. Anjum, M.A. 2011. Effect of exogenously–applied spermidine on growth and Physiology of citrus rootstock Troyer citrange under saline conditions. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 35(1): 43-53.