Serafim  Papadimitriou

Abdul Mujib

Assistant Professor



Area of Interest

Plant (somatic) embryogenesis, gene expression; proteomics, in vitro mutagenesis and crop improvement; chromosomal / cytogenetics, molecular, flowcytometricDNA analysis of plants/ regenerants; enhancement of secondary compounds /alkaloids using biotic, abiotic stress and other modernbiotechnological approaches.

top publication

Somatic embryogenesis in ornamentals and its applications. (Ed: A. Mujib), Springer, (2016). pp. 282.DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2683-3
Vincristine, vinblastine production by Biotechnological intervention (Eds. J. Aslam, A. Mujib,M.P. Sharma).LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany(2010), pp.220.
Somatic embryogenesis(Eds: A. Mujib and J. Samaj) Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, New York (2006), pp.357.
In vitro application in crop improvement (Eds: A. Mujib,M.J. Cho, S. Predieri and S.Banerjee), Science Publishers Inc.,New Hampshire, USA; Plymouth, UK (2004), pp.317.
Research papers
Muzamil Ali, A. Mujib*, DiptiTonk, Nadia Zafar (2016). Plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis and genome size analysis of Coriander sativum L. PrtoplasmaDOI 10.1007/s00709-016-0954-2
A. Mujib, Muzamil Ali, DiptiTonk,TasiuIsah and Nadia Zafar (2016) Embryogenesis in ornamental monocots: Plant growth regulators as signalling element. In A. Mujib (ed). Somatic embryogenesis in ornamentals and its application. Springer, pp. 187- 201.
T Isah, A Mujib (2015). Enhanced in vitro seedling recovery inNothapodytesnimmoniana (J. Graham) Mabberly British Biotechnology Journal 6 (1), 35
T Isah, A Mujib (2015).Camptothecin from Nothapodytesnimmoniana: review on biotechnology applications. ActaPhysiologiaePlantarum 37 (6), 1-14
MehparaMaqsood, A. Mujib, M. Khusrau (2015). Preparation and Low Temperature Short-term Storage for Synthetic Seeds of Caladium bicolorNotulaeScientiaBiologicae 7 (1), 90-95.
A. Mujib, Muzamil Ali, TasiuIsah, Dipti (2014).Somatic embryo mediated mass production of Catharanthusroseus in culture vessel (bioreactor) - a comparative study. SJBS, DOI:10.1016/j.sjbs.2014.05.007
A. Mujib, DiptiTonk, Muzamil Ali (2014). Plant regeneration from protoplasts in Indian local Coriandrumsativum L.: Scanning electron microscopy and histological evidences for somatic embryogenesis. Plant Cell, Tissue Org Cult DOI 10.1007/s11240-014-0442-3
A. Mujib, S. Banerjee, M. Maqsoodand P. D. Ghosh (2013).Somatic Embryogenesis of Some Member Ornamental Genera of Amaryllidaceae and Allied Families: the Similarities and Differences. The Open Horticulture Journal.6, 9-18.
A. Mujib, S. BanerjeeandP. D. Ghosh (2013). Tissue culture induced variability in some horticultural important ornamentals: chromosomal and molecular Basis –A review. Biotechnology 12(6): 213-224.
Dipti, S. Fatima and A. Mujib(2013). Morphological Anomalies in Somatic Embryo Structure in Catharanthusroseus: Improving Embryo Germination by Amending Plant Growth Regulators, Activated Charcoal and Sucrose Level. British Biotechnology Journal4(1): 10-20.
A. Mujib, S. Banerjee,M.Maqsood and P. D. Ghosh (2013). Organogenesis and plant regeneration in ZephyranthesroseaLindl.: Histological and chromosomal study. Plant Biosystems.
J. Aslam, A. Mujib, M.P. Sharma(2013). In vitro micropropagation of Dracaena sanderianaSander ex Mast: An important indoor ornamental plant. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 20: 63–68.
Z. H. Siddiqui, A. Mujib (2012).Accumulation of vincristine in calcium chloride elicitatedCatharanthusroseusCultures, The Natural Products Journal,2:307-315.
A. Mujib,A. Ilah , J. Aslam, S. Fatima, Z. H. Siddiqui, M. Maqsood (2012).Catharanthusroseus alkaloids: application of biotechnology for improving yield. Plant Growth Regulation68:111–127.
MehparaMaqsood, A. Mujib, DiptiTonk and M. Z. Abdin (2012).Protoplast Isolation, Culture and Plant Regeneration in Catharanthusroseus (L.) G. Don via Somatic Embryogenesis.Current Biotechnology, 1(3): 217-226.
MehparaMaqsood, A. Mujib,Zahid H. Siddiqui (2012). Synthetic seed development and conversion to plantlet in Catharanthusroseus (L). G. Don. Biotechnology. 11 (1): 37- 43.
S. Fatima, A. Mujib, J. Samaj (2011).Anti-oxidant enzyme responses during in vitro embryogenesis in Catharanthusroseus.J. Hort. Sci.& Biotech86 (6): 569–574.
Z. H. Siddiqui, A. Mujib,M.Maqsood(2011). Liquid overlaying improves somatic embryogenesis in Catharanthusroseus. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult (2011) 104:247–256
J. Aslam, A. Mujib, M.P. Sharma(2011). Influence of freezing and non-freezing temperature on somatic embryogenesis and vinblastine production in Catharanthusroseus (L.) G. Don.ActaPhysiol Plant. 33:473–480
Bhat MA, A. Mujib, J.Aslam,Mahmooduzzafar (2010).In vitro regeneration of Solanumnigrum with enhanced solasodine production.BiologiaPlantarum54 (4): 757-760.
vv J. Aslam, A. Mujib, M.P. Sharma(2010). Variations in vinblastine production at different stages of somatic embryogenesis, embryo and field grown plantlets of Catharanthusroseus L. (G) Don, as revealed by HPLC. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant 46: 348-353.
SA Nasim, A. Mujib, K Rashmi, S. Fatima, A, Junaid, Mahmooduzzafar (2010). Somatic embryogenesis in Allium sativumL. (cv.Yamuna Safed 3): Improving embryo maturation and germination with PGRsand carbohydrates. Anales de Biologia, 32: 1-9.
SA Nasim, B. Dhir, K Rashmi, F. Samar, Mahmooduzzafar, A. Mujib (2010). Alliin production in various tissues and organs of Allium sativum grown under normal and sulphur-supplemented in vitro conditions. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture,DOI 10.1007/s 11240-009-9664-1.
Z. Fatima, A. Mujib, S. Fatima, A. Arshi, S. Umar (2009). Callus induction, biomass growth, and plant regeneration in Digitalis lanataEhrh.: influence of plant growth regulators and carbohydrates. Turk. J. Bot.33: 393-405
ZH Siddiqui, A. Mujib, S. Fatima, R. Kapoor (2009). Somatic embryogenesis and genetic improvement of selected ornamentals (Chrysanthemum, Euphorbia, Caladium and Cyclamen)- A Review. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology, 3(1): 1-9.
Samar Fatima, A. Mujib, SA Nasim and ZH Siddiqui (2009). Cryopreservation of embryogenic cell suspensions of CatharanthusroseusL. (G) Don. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture,98: 1-9.
SA Nasim,A Mujib, K Rashmi, F Samar, A.Junaid and Mahmooduzzafar (2009).Improved alliin yield in somatic embryos of Alliumsativum L. (cv. Yamuna safed) as analyzed by HPTLC.ActaBiologicaHungarica 60 (4) 441-454.
SA Nasim, B. Dhir, F. Samar, K Rashmi, Mahmooduzzafar, A. Mujib (2009). Sulphurtreatment alters the therapeutic potency of alliin obtained from garlic leaf extract. Food and Chemical Toxicology.47: 888- 892.
A. Ilah, A. Mujib, J. Aslam, S. Fatima and M.Z. Abdin(2009).Somatic embryogenesis and two embryo specific proteins (38 and 33 kD) in CatharanthusroseusL. (G.) Don, Biologia. 64(2): 299-304.
Junaid A, Mujib A,Nasim SA, Sharma MP (2009). Screening of vincristine yield in ex vitro and in vitro somatic embryos derived plantlets of CatharanthusroseusL. (G) Don. Sci. Hortic.119: 325 -329
A. Mujib, S. Banerjee, S. Fatima and P. D. Ghosh (2008). Regenerated plant populations from rhizome-calli showed morphological and chromosomal changes in Caladium bicolor (Ait.) Vent. cv. ‘Bleeding Heart’. Propagation of Ornamental Plants 8(3).138-143
J. Aslam,A. Mujib, S. Fatima and M.P. Sharma (2008).Cultural conditions affect somatic embryogenesis in Catharanthusroseus L (G.) Don. Plant Biotechnology Reports, 2: 179-189.
A.Junaid, A. Mujib and M.P. Sharma (2008).Effect of growth regulators and ethylmethanesulphonate on growth, and chlorophyll, sugar and proline contents in Dracaenasanderianacultured in vitro. BiologiaPlantarum 52(3): 569-572.
MA. Bhat, S. Ahmad, A. Junaid, A. Mujib and Mahmooduzzafar (2008).Salinity stress enhances production of solasodine in Solanumnigrum L. Chem. Pharm. Bull. 56(1): 17-21.
A. Mujib, S. Banerjee and P. D. Ghosh (2007). Callus induction, somatic embryogenesis and chromosomal instability in tissue culture-raised Hippeastrum (Hippeastrumhybridumcv. United Nations). Propagation of Ornamental Plants 7 (4): 169-174.
A.Junaid,A.Mujib, MA. Bhat, MP.Sharma and J.Šamaj (2007). Somatic embryogenesis and plant regenerationin Catharanthusroseus.BiologiaPlantarum 51(4): 641-646
A.Junaid,A.Mujib,MP.Sharma and Wei Tang (2007). Growth regulators affect primary and secondary somatic embryogenesis in Madagaskar periwinkle (Catharanthusroseus (L.) G. Don) at morphological and biochemical levels. Plant Growth Regulation 51: 271-281.
A.Junaid,A.Mujib,MA.Bhat and M.P.Sharma (2006). Somatic embryo proliferation, maturation and germination in Catharanthusroseus. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 84: 325-332.
A. Mujib, S. Banerjee and P. D. Ghosh (2006). Origin, development and structure of somatic embryo in selected bulbous ornamentals: BAP as inducer. Plant Cell Monograph, Germany, Vol 2: 15-24.
A.Junaid, A.Mujib,MA.Bhat, A. Ilah and M.P. Sharma (2005).Embryogenesis in Catharanthusroseus: Some external factor’s role in proliferation, maturation and germination of embryos. Plant Cell Monograph, Vol 2: 259-270.
A. Mujib (2005).Colchicine induced morphological variants in pineapple. Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 15(2): 127-133.
A. Mujib (2005). In vitro regeneration of Sandal (Santalum album L.) from leaves. Turk.J. Bot. 29: 63-67.
S. Ali and A. Mujib (2004). Engineering defense responses in plants for crop improvement and yield: Recent advancements in in vitro gene transfer technology. In: In vitro applications in crop improvement. Mujib et al., (Eds). Sci. Publishers Inc., New Hampshire, USA; Plymouth, UK
A Mujib, AIlah, N Gondotra and M Z Abdin (2003). In vitro approaches to improve alkaloid yield in Catharanthusroseus. In: “Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering”Vol IV of “Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants” Govil JN, Kumar PA, Singh VK (eds). Sci Tech Publishing LLC, Houston, USA, pp.415-440.
A. Ilah, M.Z. Abdin and A.Mujib(2002). Somatic embryo irregularities in in vitro cloning of sandal. Sandalwood News Letter, Australia, 15: 2-3.
A Mujib, S. Bandhyopadhyay and P.D.Ghosh (2000). Tissue culture derived plantlet variation in Caladium an important ornamental. Plant Tissue culture, 10(2): 149-155.
Susobhan Das; Surajit Das; S.Pal; A. Mujib and S.Dey (1999). Optimization of sucrose and dissolved oxygen levels for somatic embryo production of Santalum album (L). in Air Lift Bioreactor. Acta Horticulturae, 502: 281-288.
Surajit Das; Susobhan Das; S.Pal; A Mujib; N.R.Ponde; S.Dasgupta; S.S.Sahoo and S.Dey (1998). Agotamieno del recurso nativo: cultivo in vitro del sandalo en la India. PrensaAromatica, 14: 12-13.