Dr. Khurram  Bashir

Dr. Khurram Bashir

Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Tokyo, Japan


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology from The University of Tokyo, Japan

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Biography

Dr. Khurram Bashir obtained his Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and M.Phil in Agricultural Biotechnology from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. Previously he was working as Research Associate, and JSPS Foreign Special Researcher at The University of Tokyo, Japan, and Research Associate at Punjab University, Lahore. Dr. Khurram received honors includes Young Scientist Award by Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 2013, RIKEN foreign Postdoctoral Fellowship, Travel grant for Young scientists by Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Secured 2nd position in B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan). He is also serving as reviewer for many journals. He is Associate Editor for Frontier’s Research Topic Cellular Fe homeostasis and metabolism in Plants Review Editor for Frontiers in Plant Biotechnology. He also presented 29 presentations in national and international conferences. He has published 64 research articles in journals contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Biotechnology
62%
Plant Nutrition
90%
Plant Genetics
75%
Plant Biology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Takahashi, R., Y. Ishimaru, H. Shimo, K. Bashir and T. Senoura et al., 2014. From laboratory to field: OsNRAMP5-knockdown rice is a promising candidate for Cd phytoremediation in paddy fields. PLoS ONE, Vol. 9. 10.1371/journal.pone.0098816.
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  2. Nozoye, T., K. Tsunoda, S. Nagasaka, K. Bashir and M. Takahashi et al., 2014. Rice nicotianamine synthase localizes to particular vesicles for proper function. Plant Signal. Behav., Vol. 9, No. 5. 10.4161/psb.28660.
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  3. Bashir, K., K. Hanada, M. Shimizu, M. Seki, H. Nakanishi and N.K. Nishizawa, 2014. Transcriptomic analysis of rice in response to iron deficiency and excess. Rice, Vol. 7. 10.1186/s12284-014-0018-1.
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  4. Vigani, G., G. Zocchi, K. Bashir, K. Philippar and J.F. Briat, 2013. Signals from chloroplasts and mitochondria for iron homeostasis regulation. Trends Plant Sci., 18: 305-311.
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  5. Vigani, G., G. Zocchi, K. Bashir, K. Philippar and J.F. Briat, 2013. Cellular iron homeostasis and metabolism in plant. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 4. 10.3389/fpls.2013.00490.
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  6. Takahashi, R., Y. Ishimaru, H. Shimo, K. Bashir and T. Senoura et al., 2013. OsNRAMP5-RNAi rice accumulates higher cadmium in the paddy field. Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, March 26-30, 2013, Okayama, Japan -.
  7. Nakanishi, H., S. Ishikawa, Y. Ishimaru, K. Bashir and M. Igura et al., 2013. Development and gene identification of low cadmium rice. Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, March 26-30, 2013, Okayama, Japan -.
  8. Bashir, K., T. Nozoye, Y. Ishimaru and N.K. Nishizawa, 2013. Exploiting new tools for iron bio-fortification of rice. Biotechnol. Adv., 31: 1624-1633.
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  9. Bashir, K., R. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi and N.K. Nishizawa, 2013. The road to micronutrient biofortification of rice: Progress and prospects. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 4. 10.3389/fpls.2013.00015.
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  10. Takahashi, R., Y. Ishimaru, H. Shimo, K. Bashir and T. Senoura et al., 2012. OsNRAMP5-RNAi rice accumulates higher cadmium and contributes to rapid and efficient cadmium extraction from paddy field. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, November 26-29, 2012, Chinag Mai, Thailand -.
  11. Takahashi, R., K. Bashir, Y. Ishimaru, N.K. Nishizawa and H. Nakanishi, 2012. The role of heavy-metal ATPases, HMAs, in zinc and cadmium transport in rice. Plant Signal. Behav., 7: 1605-1607.
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  12. Suzuki, M., K. Bashir, H. Inoue, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi and N.K. Nishizawa, 2012. Accumulation of starch in Zn-deficient rice. Rice, Vol. 5. 10.1186/1939-8433-5-9.
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  13. Nakanishi, H., Y. Ishimaru, K. Bashir, R. Takahashi and H. Shimo et al., 2012. OsNRAMP5, a Mn, Fe and Cd uptake transporter in rice. Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants, June 17-21, 2012, Amherst, MA., USA -.
  14. Ishimaru, Y., R. Takahashi, K. Bashir, H. Shimo and T. Senoura et al., 2012. Characterizing the role of rice NRAMP5 in manganese, iron and cadmium transport. Scient. Rep., Vol. 2. 10.1038/srep00286.
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  15. Ishimaru, Y., K. Bashir, H. Nakanishi and N.K. Nishizawa, 2012. OsNRAMP5, a major player for constitutive iron and manganese uptake in rice. Plant Signal. Behav., 7: 763-766.
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  16. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, H. Shimo, S. Nagasak and M. Fujimoto et al., 2012. Rice mitochondrial iron transporter plays an important role in plant growth and development. Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants, June 17-21, 2012, Amherst, MA., USA -.
  17. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru and N.K. Nishizawa, 2012. Molecular mechanisms of zinc uptake and translocation in rice. Plant Soil, 361: 189-201.
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  18. Bashir, K., H. Nakanishi and N.K. Nishizawa, 2012. Characterizing the response of rice to iron excess. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, November 26-29, 2012, Chinag Mai, Thailand -.
  19. Akhtar, S., Y. Kakei, K. Bashir, T. Yamakawa and A. Shahzad et al., 2012. Characterizing the expression of genes involved in iron transport in Pakistani peanut varieties under iron deficiency response. Proceedings of the SAARC Regional Conference on New Frontiers in Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology, June 5-7, 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan -.
  20. Akhtar, S., A. Shahzad, M. Arshad, F. Hassan and R. Qureshi et al., 2012. Comparison of iron deficiency responses in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) genotypes. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, March 16-18, 2012, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan -.
  21. Ishimaru, Y., Y. Kakei, H. Shimo, K. Bashir and Y. Sato et al., 2011. A rice phenolic efflux transporter is essential for solubilizing precipitated apoplasmic iron in the plant stele. J. Biol. Chem., 286: 24649-24655.
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  22. Ishimaru, Y., K. Bashir, H. Nakanishi and N.K. Nishizawa, 2011. The role of rice phenolics efflux transporter in solubilizing apoplasmic iron. Plant Signal. Behav., 6: 1624-1626.
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  23. Ishimaru, Y., K. Bashir and N.K. Nishizawa, 2011. Zn uptake and translocation in rice plants. Rice, 4: 1-7.
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  24. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, H. Shimo, Y. Kakei and T. Senoura et al., 2011. Rice phenolics efflux transporter 2 (PEZ2) plays an important role in solubilizing apoplasmic iron. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 57: 803-812.
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  25. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, H. Shimo, S. Nagasaka and M. Fujimoto et al., 2011. The rice mitochondrial iron transporter is essential for plant growth. Nat. Commun., 2: 322-322.
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  26. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, H. Shimo, S. Nagasaka and M. Fujimoto et al., 2011. Characterizing the role of rice mitochondrial iron transporter in plant growth and development. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, November 7-9, 2011, Taiwan, Republic of China -.
  27. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru and N.K. Nishizawa, 2011. Identification and characterization of the major mitochondrial Fe transporter in rice. Plant Sign. Behav., .
  28. Ishimaru, Y., H. Masuda, K. Bashir, H. Inoue and T. Tsukamoto et al., 2010. Rice metal-nicotianamine transporter, OsYSL2, is required for long distance transport of iron and manganese. Plant J., 62: 379-390.
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  29. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Fujimoto, G. An, N. Tsutsumi, H. Nakanishi and N.K. Nishizawa, 2010. Mitochondrial Iron Transporter (MIT) plays a significant role in plant growth and development. Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, September 19-24, 2010, Adelaide, Australia -.
  30. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru and N.K. Nishizawa, 2010. Iron uptake and loading into rice grains. Rice 3: 122-130.
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  31. Nagasaka, S., M. Takahashi, R.N. Itai, T.Kobayshi and K. Bashir et al., 2009. Time course analysis of gene expression over 24 hours in Fe-deficient barley roots. Plant Mol. Biol., 69: 621-631.
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  32. Ishimaru, Y., K. Bashir, M. Fujimoto, R.N. Itai and N. Tsutsumi et al., 2009. Rice specific mitochondrial iron regulated gene (MIR) plays an important role in iron homeostasis. Mol. Plant, 2: 1059-1066.
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  33. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, G. An, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2009. Characterization of an Iron regulated Glutathione Transporter (IGT) reveals novel links between iron deficiency and glutathione. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Plant Physiology, March 21-24, 2009, Nagoya, Japan, pp: 382-.
  34. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Fujimoto, G. An and R.N. Itai et al., 2009. Characterization of a Mitochondrial Iron Regulated gene (MIR) in rice. Proceedings of the 16th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, August, 26-30, 2009, Sacramento, CA., USA -.
  35. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Fujimoto, G. An and N. Tsutsumi et al., 2009. Characterization of a rice Mitochondrial Iron Transporter (OsMIT). Proceedings of the 16th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, August, 26-30, 2009, Sacramento, CA., USA -.
  36. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, T. Aoyama, M. Takahashi and H. Nakanishi et al., 2008. Characterization of a novel iron deficiency regulated glutathione transporter (IGT) in rice. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Plant Physiology, March 20-22, 2008, Sapporo, Japan -.
  37. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2008. An Iron regulated Glutathione Transporter (IGT) is essential for iron homeostasis in rice. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, November 10-12, 2008, Republic of South Korea -.
  38. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, G. An, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2008. Characterization of an iron deficiency regulated glutathione transporter. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions, October 11-15, 2008, Beijing, China -.
  39. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, G. An, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2008. Characterization of an iron deficiency regulated glutathione transporter trace element micronutrients. Proceedings of the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Trace Element Metabolism: From Model Organisms to Humans, June 15-20, 2008, Snowmass Village, CO., USA -.
  40. Bashir, K., 2008. Agricultural problems of Pakistan. Proceedings of the Global Innovation Ecosystems, March 13-14, 2008, Tokyo, Japan -.
  41. Rahman, M., H. Rashid, A.A. Shahid, K. Bashir, T. Husnain and S. Riazuddin, 2007. Insect resistance and risk assessment studies of advanced generations of basmati rice expressing two genes of Bacillus thuringiensis. Elect. J. Biotechnol., 10: 240-251.
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  42. Ishimaru, Y., H. Masuda, M. Suzuki, K. Bashir, M. Takahashi et al., 2007. Overexpression of the OsZIP4 zinc transporter confers disarrangement of zinc distribution in rice plants. J. Exp. Bot., 58: 2909-2915.
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  43. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, T. Aoyama, N. Seiji and M. Takahashi et al., 2007. The expression of a glutathione transporter, OsGTL1 is upregulated by Fe-deficiency in rice. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Plant Physiology, March 28-30, 2007, Matsuyama, Japan -.
  44. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, T. Aoyama, H. Inoue and M. Takahashi et al., 2007. Cloning of a novel glutathione transporter, IGT from rice. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, October 15-17, 2007, Tsukuba, Japan -.
  45. Bashir, K., Y. Ishimaru, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, G. An, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2007. Characterization of a novel iron deficiency regulated glutathione transporter (IGT) in rice. Proceedings of the 2nd International BioIron Congress, April 1-6, 2007, Kyoto, Japan -.
  46. Bashir, K., S. Nagasaka, R.N. Itai, T. Kobayshi and M. Takahashi et al., 2007. Expression and enzyme activity of glutathione reductase is upregulated by Fe-deficiency in graminaceous plants. Plant Mole. Biol., 65: 277-284.
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  47. Bashir K., N.M. Khan, S. Rasheed and M. Salim, 2007. Indica rice varietal development in Pakistan: An overview. Paddy Water Environ., 5: 73-81.
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  48. Bashir, K., H. Inoue, S. Nagasaka, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2006. Cloning and characterization of deoxymugineic acid synthase genes in graminaceous plants. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Plant Physiology, March 19-21, 2006, Tsukuba, Japan, pp: 237-.
  49. Bashir, K., H. Inoue, S. Nagasaka, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, S. Mori and N. Naoko, 2006. Cloning and characterization of deoxymugineic acid synthase genes from graminaceous plants. J. Biol. Chem., 281: 32395-32402.
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  50. Bashir, K. and N.K Nishizawa, 2006. Deoxymugineic Acid Synthase; A gene important for Fe-Acquisition and homeostasis. Plant Sign. Behav., 1: 290-292.
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  51. Riaz, N., T. Husnain, T. Fatima, R. Makhdoom and K. Bashir, 2005. Effect of two Bt insecticidal genes for development of sustainable resistance in Basmati rice. South Afri. J. Bot., 72: 217-223.
  52. Rasheed, S., T. Fatima, T. Husnain, K. Bashir and S. Riazuddin, 2005. RAPD characterization of somaclonal variation in indica basmati rice. Pak. J. Bot., 37: 249-262.
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  53. Rafique, M., T. Fatima, T. Husnain, K. Bashir, N.M. Khan and S. Riazzudin, 2005. Regeneration and transformation of an elite inred line of maize (Zea mays L.), with a gene from Bacillus thuringiensis. South Afr. J. Bot., 72: 460-466.
  54. Rafiq, M., T. Fatima, T. Husnain, K. Bashir and S. Riazuddin, 2005. Effect of different media on callus formation and regeneration of different genotypes of maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Tissue cult., 15: 57-65.
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  55. Bashir, K., T. Husnain, T. Fatima, N. Riaz, R. Makhdoom and S. Riazzudin, 2005. Novel indica basmati line (B-370) expressing two unrelated Bacillus thuringiensis genes is highly resistant to two lepidopterans in the field. Crop Protect., 24: 870-879.
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  56. Bashir, K., H. Inoue, S. Nagasak, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2005. DMAS genes in graminaceous plants. Proceedings of the 51th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Science and Plant Nutrition, September 6-8, 2005, Shimane Japan, pp: 81-.
  57. Husnian, T., K. Bashir, T. Fatima, N. Riaz, N.J. Zahida, M.H. Rasheed and R. Skeikh, 2004. Risk assessment studies of transgenic rice. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms, September 26-30, 2004, Montpellier, France -.
  58. Bashir, K., T. Negishi, S. Nagasaka, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2004. Deoxymugineic acid synthase genes in barley. Proceedings of the 50th Annual meeting of Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, September 14-17, 2004, Kyushu, Japan -.
  59. Bashir, K., T. Negishi, S. Nagasaka, M. Takahashi, H. Nakanishi, S. Mori and N.K. Nishizawa, 2004. Characterization of deoxymugineic acid synthase. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants, April 11-15, 2004, Tokyo, Japan, pp: 226-.
  60. Bashir, K., T. Husnain, T. Fatima, Z. Latif, S.A. Mehdi and S. Riazuddin, 2004. Field evaluation and risk assessment of transgenic indica basmati rice. Mol. Breed., 13: 301-312.
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  61. Bashir, K., T. Husnain and S. Riazzudin, 2004. Response of transgenic rice expressing two Bt genes to non target insects. Int. Rice Res. Notes., 29: 15-16.
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  62. Bashir, K., M. Rafique, T. Fatima, T. Husnain and S. Riazzudin, 2004. Hygromycin based selection of transformants in a local inbred line of Zea mays. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 7: 318-323.
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  63. Rasheed, S., F. Tahira, B. Khurram, H. Tayyab and R. Shiekh, 2003. Agronomical and physiochemical characterization of somaclonal variants in Indica basmati rice. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 6: 844-848.
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  64. Husnain, T., S.M. Bokhari, N. Riaz, T. Fatima and A.A. Shahid et al., 2003. Pesticidal genes of Bacillus thuringiensis in transgenic rice technology to breed insect resistance. Pak. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 36: 133-142.