Dr. G.  H.M. Sagor

Dr. G. H.M. Sagor

Associate Professor
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Tohoku University, Japan

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Cell Biology
62%
Plant Biology
90%
Plant Pathology
75%
Molecular Biology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Vuosku, J., K. Karppinen, R. Muilu-Makela, T. Kusano and G.H.M. Sagor et al., 2018. Scots pine aminopropyltransferases shed new light on evolution of the polyamine biosynthesis pathway in seed plants. Annals Bot., 121: 1243-1256.
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  2. Haque, A., N.E. Ferdousy, S.A. Raffi and G.H.M. Sagor, 2018. Differential role of spermine and thermospermine in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to abiotic stresses. J. Bangladesh Agric. Univ., 16: 244-249.
  3. Sagor, G.H.M., T. Kusano and T. Berberich, 2017. Identification of the actual coding region for polyamine oxidase 6 from rice (OsPAO6) and its partial characterization. Plant Signaling Behav., Vol. 12. 10.1080/15592324.2017.1359456.
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  4. Sagor, G.H.M., T. Berberich, S. Tanaka, M. Nishiyama and Y. Kanayama et al., 2016. A novel strategy to produce sweeter tomato fruits with high sugar contents by fruit‐specific expression of a single bZIP transcription factor gene. Plant Biotechnol. J., 14: 1116-1126.
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  5. Sagor, G.H.M., T. Berberich, S. Kojima, M. Niitsu and T. Kusano, 2016. Spermine modulates the expression of two probable polyamine transporter genes and determines growth responses to cadaverine in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Rep., 35: 1247-1257.
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  6. Sagor, G.H.M., S. Zhang, S. Kojima, S. Simm, T. Berberich and T. Kusano, 2016. Reducing cytoplasmic polyamine oxidase activity in Arabidopsis increases salt and drought tolerance by reducing reactive oxygen species production and increasing defense gene expression. Frontiers Plant Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3389/fpls.2016.00214.
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  7. Sagor, G.H.M., P. Chawla, D.W. Kim, T. Berberich, S. Kojima, M. Niitsu and T. Kusano, 2015. The polyamine spermine induces the unfolded protein response via the MAPK cascade in Arabidopsis. Frontiers Plant Sci., Vol. 6. 10.3389/fpls.2015.00687.
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  8. Sagor, G.H.M., M. Inoue, D.W. Kim, S. Kojima, M. Niitsu, T. Berberich and T. Kusano, 2015. The polyamine oxidase from lycophyte Selaginella lepidophylla (SelPAO5), unlike that of angiosperms, back-converts thermospermine to norspermidine. FEBS Lett., 589: 3071-3078.
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  9. Liu, T., H. Dobashi, D.W. Kim, G.H.M. Sagor, M. Niitsu, T. Berberich and T. Kusano, 2014. Arabidopsis mutant plants with diverse defects in polyamine metabolism show unequal sensitivity to exogenous cadaverine probably based on their spermine content. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants, 20: 151-159.
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  10. Sagor, G.H.M., T. Liu, H. Takahashi, M. Niitsu, T. Berberich and T. Kusano, 2013. Longer uncommon polyamines have a stronger defense gene-induction activity and a higher suppressing activity of Cucumber mosaic virus multiplication compared to that of spermine in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Rep., 32: 1477-1488.
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  11. Sagor, G.H.M., T. Berberich, Y. Takahashi, M. Niitsu and T. Kusano, 2013. The polyamine spermine protects Arabidopsis from heat stress-induced damage by increasing expression of heat shock-related genes. Transgenic Res., 22: 595-605.
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  12. Sagor, G.H.M., H. Takahashi, M. Niitsu, Y. Takahashi, T. Berberich and T. Kusano, 2012. Exogenous thermospermine has an activity to induce a subset of the defense genes and restrict cucumber mosaic virus multiplication in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Rep., 31: 1227-1232.
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  13. Sagor, G.H.M., 2012. Differential roles of tetramines, spermine and thermospermine, in Arbidopsis thaliana. Saito Ho-On Kai Res. Bull., 76: 43-51.
  14. Sagor, G.H.M., K. Yamaguchi, K. Watanabe, T. Berberich, T. Kusano and Y. Takahashi, 2011. Spatio-temporal expression analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana spermine synthase gene promoter. Plant Biotechnol., 28: 407-411.
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  15. Takahashi, Y., R. Cong, G.H.M. Sagor, M. Niitsu, T. Berberich and T. Kusano, 2010. Characterization of five polyamine oxidase isoforms in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Rep., 29: 955-965.
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  16. Naka, Y., K. Watanabe, G.H.M. Sagor, M. Niitsu, M.A. Pillai, T. Kusano and Y. Takahashi, 2010. Quantitative analysis of plant polyamines including thermospermine during growth and salinity stress. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 48: 527-533.
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  17. Sagor, G.H.M., R.Z. Cong, T. Berberich, H. Takahashi, Y. Takahashi and T. Kusano, 2009. Spermine signaling in defense reaction against avirulent viral pathogen in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling Behav., 4: 316-318.
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  18. Sagor, G.H.M., J. Nahar and M.A. Newaz, 2007. Genotype-environment interaction for grain and sink characters in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). J. Bangladesh Agric. Univ., 5: 61-67.
  19. Sagor, G.H.M., J. Nahar and M.A. Newaz, 2007. Gene action for grain and sink characters in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci., 34: 121-126.
  20. Nahar, J., G.H.M. Sagor, M.B. Meah and H. Seal, 2007. Garlic bulb extracts inhibitory to Phomopsis vexans. J. Bangladesh Agric. Univ., 5: 55-59.
  21. Sagor, G.H.M., M.A. Newaz and S.A. Raffi, 2006. Stability analysis for yield and yield contributing characters in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Bangladesh J. Crop Sci., 17: 175-180.
  22. Amin, M.K., M.A. Islam, G.H.M. Sagor and L. Hassan, 2006. In vitro regeneration of Arabidopsis thaliana. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci., 17: 181-188.
  23. Sagor, G.H.M., M.A. Newaz and S.A. Raffi, 2005. Variability, heritability, genetic advance and relationship of yield and yield contributing characters in spring wheat. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci., 16: 345-348.