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Horticulture,
University of Sargodha,
Sargodha

Phone: +92 304 9945123

Email: azher.nawaz@uos.edu.pk



Dr. Muhammad Azher Nawaz
Dr. Muhammad Azher Nawaz | University of Sargodha
Lecturer

Dr. Muhammad Azher has done PhD in Horticulture from College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU),China. Before That,he completed His M.Sc (Hons.)Agriculture from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Previously, Dr. Nawaz Worked as Research Associate at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan; GlobalGAP Facilitator in GlobalGAP Citrus Certification Project, Bhalwal, Sargodha, Pakistan, and Agricultural Officer, Agriculture Department (Extension), Government of Punjab, Pakistan.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Physiology and Molecular Biology of Vegetable Grafting
  • Protected Horticulture and Plant Nutrition
  • Vegetable Stress Physiology
  • Functions of Melatonin in Plants

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Genome-wide Expression Profiling of Leaves and Root of Watermelon in Response to Low Nitrogen, BMC Genomics, Vol. 19: 456 (2018)
  • Improving Vanadium Stress Tolerance of Watermelon by Grafting Onto Bottle Gourd and Pumpkin Rootstock, Plant Growth Regulation, Vol. 85:41-56 (2018)
  • Melatonin Pretreatment Improves Vanadium Stress Tolerance of Watermelon Seedlings by Reducing Vanadium Concentration in the Leaves and Regulating Melatonin Biosynthesis and Antioxidant-related Gene Expression, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 220: 115-127 (2018)
  • Pumpkin Rootstock Improves Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Watermelon Scion by Enhancing Nutrient Uptake, Cytokinin Content, and Expression of Nitrate Reductase Gene, Plant Growth Regulation, Vol. 82: 233-246 (2017)