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Dr. Binyamin Rana

Assistant Professor

Email: binyamin1388@uaf.edu.pk
Cell No: +92-300-7890782
OfficeContact: 067-9239066
HEC Approved Supervisor: No


Plant virology, specifically detection and identification of plant viruses. Genetic diversity assessment in legumes against different viral diseases based on field screening as well as molecular markers. Epidemiology of plant viral diseases, disease assessment surveys for viruses, and management of plant viruses through botanicals.


Master’s Dissertation

  1. Binyamin R., M. A. Khan and A. I. Khan.2010. ULCV a potential threat to urdbean production. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG. Dudweiler Landstr. 99. 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany.

Ph.D. Dissertation 

  1. Characterization of Molecular and Epidemiological Factors in Relation to Resistance against Mungbean Yellow Mosaic Virus Disease and its Management

Research Articles

  1. Khan, N. A., Amjad, A., Binyamin, R., Rehman, A., Hafeez, O. B. A. 2017. Role of various supplementary materials with cotton waste substrate for production of Pleurotus ostreatus An Oyster Mushroom. Pak. J. Bot., 49(5): 1911-1915.
  2. Khan, N. A., Binyamin, R., Awan, F. S., Khan, A. I., Waseem, M. 2017. Genetic diversity of edible mushroom Pleurotus sp. Revealed by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA fingerprinting. Pak. J. Bot., 49(4): 1517-1521.
  3. Shafiq, M., Khan, M. A., Binyamin, R., et al., 2017. Relationship of Meteorological Variables and Inoculation Techniques Conducive for Loose Smut of Wheat Development. Pak. J. Phytopathol., Vol. 29(01): 145-152.
  4. Zeeshan, M.A., S. Ali, M. Atiq, N. Ahmed, M.U. Ghani, Binyamin, R.  and M. Rizwan, 2017. Assessment of whitefly mortality and decrease in yellow mosaic disease severity by using insecticides with different modes of action. Pak. Entomol., 39(1):55-60.
  5. Haider M., Bukhari, A. A. Binyamin, R., Habib, A. 2016. Fungi associated with guava anthracnose and management of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides through biological and chemical means. Pak. J. Phytopathol., Vol. 28(2): 153-160
  6. Binyamin R., Khan, M. A. Khan, A. I. Awan, F. S., Khan, N. A. Akhtar, S. 2016. Genetic diversity of mungbean genotypes in relation to resistance against mungbean yellow mosaic virus. Pak. J. Bot., 48(3): 1273-1277.
  7. Binyamin R., M. A. Khan, N. A. Khan, A. I. Khan. 2015. Application of SCAR markers linked with mungbean yellow mosaic virus disease resistance gene in Pakistan mungbean germplasm. Genet. Mol. Res.14 (1): 2825-2830.
  8. Raza, M. M., Khan, M. A., Atiq, M., Binyamin, R., Javed, M. 2013. Prediction of citrus canker epidemics generated through different inoculation methods. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2013.840107
  9. Imran, M., Khan, M. A., Azeem, M., Ahmad, N., Binyamin, R., Riaz, A. 2012. Screening of tomato germplasm for the source of resistance and its management against ToMV. Pak. J. Phytopathol., Vol. 24(1): 53-57.
  10. Khan, N. A., Ajmal, M., Haq, M. I., Javed, N., Ali, M. A., Binyamin, R., Khan, S. A., 2012. Impact of sawdust using various woods for effective cultivation of oyster mushroom. Pak. J. Bot., 44(1): 399-402.
  11. Binyamin, R., Khan, M. A., Ahmad, N., Ali, S. 2011. Relationship of epidemiological factors with urdbean leaf crinkle virus disease and its management using plant. Int. J. Agric. Biol., Vol. 13 (3): 411–414.
  12. Binyamin, R., Khan, M. A., Khan, A. I., Khan, M. A., Awan, F. S., Khan, N. A. 2011. Molecular characterization of urdbean (Vigna mungo) germplasm related to resistance against urdbean leaf crinkle virus. Genet. Mol. Res. 10 (3): 1681-1688.
  13. Ahmad, N., Khan, M. A., Khan, N. A., Binyamin, R., Khan, M. A. 2011. Identification of resistance source in potato germplasm against PVX and PVY. Pak. J. Bot., 43(6): 2745-2749.
  14. Ahmad, N., Khan, M. A., Ali, S., Khan, N. A., Binyamin, R., Sandhu, A. F., Rehman A. 2011. Epidemiological studies and management of potato germplasm against PVX and PVY. Pak. J. Phytopathol., Vol. 23 (2): 159-165.
  15. Haq, M. I., Khan, N. A., Khan M. A., Khan, M. A., Javed, N., Binyamin, R., Irshad, G. 2010. Use of medicinal plants in different composts for yield improvement of various strains of oyster mushroom. Pak. J. Bot., Vol. 42 (5): 3275-3283.
  16. Binyamin, R., Awan, F. S., Khan, A. I., Rashid, M.A.R., Masroor, A. Genetic diversity in mungbean against mungbean yellow mosaic virus by microsatellite markers. Submitted
  17. Nadeem, S. M., Akhtar, S., Binyamin, R., Anjum, R. Symbiotic and Pathogenic Plant-Microbe Interactions: A Review. Submitted
  18. Akhtar, S., Tahir, M. N., Amin, I., Mansoor, S., Binyamin, R. Characterization of circular DNA molecules of chloroplast, nuclear and unknown origin from cotton plants with leaf curl disease. Submitted

Abstract Published

  1. Safdar, A., Masroor, A., Hammad, M.A., Akhtar, S., Binyamin, R., Ibrahim, M. 2016. Computational analysis of NIMIN proteins interaction network during SA induced response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Conference on “Sustainable Crop and Animal Production Systems” University of Haripur, Haripur Pakistan. PP-46
  2. Akhtar, S., Tahir, M.N., Amin, I., Mansoor, S., Masroor, A., Binyamin, R. 2016. Circular molecules of diverse origins associated with cotton leaf curl disease. Conference on “Sustainable Crop and Animal Production Systems” University of Haripur, Haripur Pakistan.PP-143

Book Chapter

  1. Nadeem, S. M., M. Y. Khan, M. R. Waqas, R. Binyamin, S. Akhtar, Z. A. Zahir. (2017). Arbuscular Mycorrhizas and Stress Tolerance of Plants. Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: An Overview. Springer. Pp1-24.

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