Publication of the Department - Fisheries Biology and Genetics

  1. Mollah MBR, Khan MGQ, Islam MS and Alam MS. First draft genome assembly and identification of SNPs from hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha) of the Bay of Bengal [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. F1000Research2019, 8:320 (
  2. Ali, M. Y., Khan, M. G. Q., Sarder, M. R. I, and Alam, M. S., 2018. Chromosome analysis of reba carp, Cirrhinus reba. Bangladesh J. Fish. (2018) 30(2): 135-142.
  3. Parvin, I., Islam, K. N., Hoq, M. E., and Alam, M. S., 2018. Morphometric identification of mud crabs of the genus Scylla available in Bangladesh waters. Bangladesh J. Fish. (2018) 30(2): 195-206.
  4. Shofiquzzoha, A.F.M., Sultana, N., Alam, M.S. and Wahab, M.A., 2018. Comparaing the performance of three commercial and a formulated diets on survival and growth of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii DeMan 1879.
  5. Haq, M. A., Projna, F., and Alam, M. S., Identification of small indigenous fish species dhela (Osteobrama cotio) and darkina (Esomus danricus) using DNA barcoding technique. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 30(1): 1-9.
  6. Al-Dulaimi, M.K., Mutalib, S.A., Ghani, M.A., Hassan, AlHashimi, N., AlKuwari, A., and Alam, S. 2016. Antibiotic susceptibility and plasmid profile of Vibrio vulnificus isolated from cockles (Anadara granosa) in Selangor, Malaysia. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences 18 (2) : 2016 : 25-34.
  7. Ullah, A., Basak, A., Islam, M.N., and Alam M.S., 2015. Population genetic characterization and family reconstruction in brood bank collections of the Indian major carp Labeo rohita (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes). SpringerPlus (2015) 4:774. DOI 10.1186/s40064-015-1571-9
  8. Khan M.G.Q., Sultana N.,andAlam M. S., 2015. Suitability of microsatellite DNA marker UNH995 in sex linkage study of Nile tilapiaOreochromis niloticus L, Animal Molecular Breeding, 5(4): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/amb.2015.05.0004).
  9. Ray, P.C., Alam, M. S., Islam, M. S., 2015. Detection of Transgene in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Technique. Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources, 8(2): 47-49. DOI:
  10. Nahuduzzaman, M., Akter, S., Hasan, M.R., Hossain, M.A.R. and Alam, M.S., 2015. Microsatellite-based sibship reconstruction and estimation of genetic relatedness in the endangered Labeo calbasu (Hamilton, 1822) (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes). The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 25(3): 825-835. (ISI-SCOPUS Cited publication)
  11. Sultana, S., Islam, M.N., Habib, K.A., Hossain, M.A.R. and Alam, M.S. 2015. Population genetics of stinging catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis) in Bangladesh analyzed by microsatellite DNA Markers. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences 7 (1): 38-44. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wjfms.2015.7.1.92119. ISI indexed journal.
  12. Hasanat, M.A., Mollah, M.F.A. and Alam, M.S., Microsatellite DNA Marker Analysis Revealed Low Levels of Genetic Variability in the Wild and Captive Populations of Cirrhinus cirrhosus(Hamilton) (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes). British Biotechnology Journal, 5(4): 206-215. DOI : 10.9734/BBJ/2015/14895
  13. Mazumder, S.K., Ghaffar, M.A., Das,. K and Alam, M.S., 2015. Low occurrence of WSSV in Penaeus monodon naupli and Post-larvae produced from PCR-negative broodstocks. Aquaculture International. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication). 23: 1109-1123. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-014-9868-1
  14. Basak, A., Ullah, A., Islam, M. N., and Alam, M. S., 2014. Genetic Characterization of Brood Bank Collections of the Indian Major Carps Catla catla (Hamilton) (Cyprinidae:Cypriniformes) by Microsatellite DNA Markers. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences.24(6): 1786-1794. (ISI-SCOPUS Cited publication)
  15. Khan, S.R., H. Akter, N. Sultana, M.G.Q. Khan, M.A. Wahab and S. Alam, 2014. Genetic diversity in three river populations of the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in Bangladesh assessed by microsatellite DNA markers. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 16: 195‒200. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication)
  16. Alam, M.S. and Alam, M.N., 2014. Development of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man 1779) broodstock in culture ponds of South-Western Bangladesh: a case study. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2, 108-113. (ISI-indexed publication).
  17. Hasanat, M.A., Mollah, M.F.A and Alam, M.S., Assessment of genetic diversity in wild and hatchery populations of mrigal Cirrhinus cirrhosus (Hamilton-Buchanan) using allozyme markers. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 1(4): 24-31.
  18. Hasan, M. R., Nahiduzzaman, M., Hossain, M. A. R. and Alam, M. S., 2013. Population genetic structure of an endangered carp, Labeo calbasu (Hamilton, 1822) revealed by heterologous microsatellite DNA markers. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 71: 65-73. DOI number: (SCOPUS/ISI indexed publication)
  19. Alam, M. N. and Alam, M. S., 2012. Genetic variation in three captive populations of two strains of common carp (Cyprinus Carpio ) in Bangladesh revealed by microsatellite DNA markers Global Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 1(2):223-228. (Thompson Reuters indexed publication)
  20. Rashid, J., Tamanna, F. M., Hossain, M. A. R. and Alam M. S., 2012. Genetic variation in endangered butter catfish, Ompok bimaculatus (bloch) populations revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) fingerprinting. International Journal of Biosciences, 2(9), 85-93.
  21. Tamanna, F. M., Rashid, J., and Alam, M. S., High levels of genetic variation revealed in wild and hatchery populations of the stripped dwarf catfish Mystus vittatus(Bloch) (Bagridae: Siluriformes) in Bangladesh by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA techniques. International Journal of Advanced Biological Research. 2(2):322-327. (Thompson Reuters indexed publication)
  22. Islam, M. N., Basak, A., Ashrafullah, and Alam, M. S., 2011. Genetic diversity in wild and hatchery populations of stinging catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis Bloch) by RAPD analysis. Journal of Bio-science. 19:81-87. DOI:
  23. Saha, D., Nahiduzzaman, M., Akter, S., Islam, M. N., Hossain, M. A. R. and Alam, M. S., 2010. Bottleneck in the endangered kalibaus, Labeo calbasu (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes) populations in Bangladesh revealed by microsatellite DNA marker analysis. Genes and Genomics 32:47-53. DOI: 10.1007/s13258-010-0798-7. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication).
  24. Hossain, M.A.R., Nahiduzzaman, M., Saha, D., Khanam, M.U.H. and Alam, M.S., 2010. Landmark based morphometrics of an endangered carp kalibaus, Labeo calbasu Zoological Studies. 49(4):556-563. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  25. Sultana, S., Akter, S., Hossain, M.A.R., and Alam, M. S. DNA fingerprinting of the Asian stinging catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis, Bloch) by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA markers. International Journal of Biotechnology Applications, 2: 5-10. (CABI indexed)
  26. Akter, S., Sultana, S. Khan, M. S. R., Nahiduzzaman, M., Hossain, M. A. R., and Alam, M. S. , 2010. Genetic characterization of critically endangered Puntius sarana (Hamilton) and the exotic Barbonymus gonionotus (Bleeker) (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes) by DNA fingerprinting. International Journal of BioSciences, Agriculture and Technology, 2(3):21-27.
  27. Alam, M. S., Islam, M. S. and Alam, M. S., DNA fingerprinting of the freshwater mud eel, Monopteruscuchia(Hamilton) by Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) marker. International Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry. 6(2):269-274. 
  28. Rahman, M. S., Molla, M.R., Alam, M. S., and Rahman, L., 2009. DNA fingerprinting of rice (Oryza sativa ) cultivars using microsatellite markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 3(3):122-128. URL: (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication)
  29. Rahman, S. M. Z., Khan, M. M. R., Islam, M. S., and Alam, M. S., Genetic variation of wild and hatchery populations of Indian major carp, catla (Catla catla Hamilton) revealed by RAPD markers. Genetics and Molecular Biology, 32(1):197-201. (ISI/PubMed indexed publication)
  30. Alam, M. S., Jahan, M., Hossain, M. M. and Islam, M. S., 2009. Population genetic structure of three major river populations of Rohu, Labeo rohita (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes) using microsatellite DNA Markers. Genes & Genomics 31(1):43-51. DOI : 10.1007/BF03191137. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication). (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  31. Mazumder, S. K. and Alam, M. S. 2009. High levels of genetic variability and differentiation in hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha) populations revealed by PCR-RFLP analysis of mitochondrial DNA D-loop region Genetics and Molecular Biology 32(1):190-196. (ISI/PubMed indexed publication)
  32. Nasren, S., Islam, M. N., Khan, M. G. Q., Islam, M. S., and Alam, M. S. Genetic variation and differentiation in the Stinging catfish Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) populations assessed by heterologous microsatellite DNA markers. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 8(1):85-90. (ISI Thompson Reuters indexed publication)
  33. Mollah, M. B. R., Islam, F. B., Islam, M. S., Ali, M. A., and Alam, M. S., 2009. Analysis of genetic diversity in Bangladeshi chicken using RAPD markers. Biotechnology, 8(4):462-467. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  34. Gen, K., Yamaguchi, S., Okuzawa, K. Kagawa, H. and Alam, M. S. 2008. Novel expression of an importin-α homologue in the marine teleost, Pagrus major. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 151:420-427. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2008.08.010. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  35. Ghosh, D. and Alam, M. S., Genetic variation and divergence in two critically endangered mahseer species Tor torandTor putitora(Pisces: Cypriniformes) assessed by RAPD markers. Genes & Genomics 30(3): 215-222. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  36. Ayub, F., Sarker, M.Y. and Alam, M. S., 2008. Prevalence of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) infection detected by one-step and nested PCR in selected tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) hatcheries. Aquaculture International, 16(5): 405-415. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-007-9153-7 (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication).
  37. Easmin, F., Rahman, M. S., Islam, M. S., Samad, M. A. and Alam, M. S., 2008. Genetic variation and relatedness among high yielding rice varieties (Oryza sativa ) revealed by RAPD markers. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 21(1):7-14.
  38. Islam, M. N., Islam, M. S., and Alam, M. S., 2007. Genetic structure of different populations of walking catfish (Clarias batrachusL.) in Bangladesh. Biochemical Genetics. 45(3): 9-10:647-662. DOI: 10.1007/s10528-007-9102-1. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication).
  39. Rahman, S. N., Islam, M. S., Alam, M. S., Nasiruddin, K. M. N., 2007. Genetic polymorphism in rice (Oryza sativa ) through RAPD analysis. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 6(2): 224-229. (ISI Thompson Reuters indexed publication)
  40. Rahman, M.S., Easmin, F., Islam, M.S., Samad, M.A. and Alam, M.S., 2007. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis in some indigenous aromatic rice (Oryza sativa ) cultivars. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science, 18(2): 331-340.
  41. Kibria, M.G., Sweety, A.J., Islam, M.S. and Alam, M.S., 2007. Population genetic structure of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) revealed by microsatellite DNA analysis. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics. 22-24(1-4):39-49.
  42. Mondol, M. R. K., Islam, M. S., and Alam, M. S., 2006. Characterization of different strains of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) (Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes) in Bangladesh using microsatellite DNA markers. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 29(4):626-633. (ISI/PubMed indexed publication)
  43. Hansen, M. M., Simonsen, V., Mensberg, K. –L. D., Sarder, M. R. I. and Alam, M. S., 2006. Loss of genetic variation in hatchery-reared Indian major carp, Catlacatla. Journal of Fish Biology, 69: 229-241. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01285.x (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  44. Yasmin, S., Islam, M. S., Nasiruddin, K. M., and Alam, M. S., 2006. Molecular characterization of potato germplasm by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA markers. Biotechnology, 5(1):27-31. DOI: 10.3923/biotech.2006.27.31. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  45. Rahman, L., Molla, R., Sultana, S., Islam, M. N., Ahmed, N. U., Rahman, M. S., Nazim-ud-Dowla, M., Shah-e-Alam, M., and Alam, M. S. 2006. Plant varieties of Bangladesh- morphological and molecular characterization for plant variety protection. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 33 (2): 215-225.
  46. Sweety, A. J., Kibria, M. G. and Alam, M. S., 2006. PCR-RFLP analysis of the mitochondrial D-loop region polymorphisms in the Nile tilapia. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Journal, 4 (1 & 2): 66-70.
  47. Alam, M. S. and Islam, M. S. 2005. Population genetic structure of Catla catla (Hamilton) revealed by microsatellite DNA markers. Aquaculture, 246: 151-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2005.02.012. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication).
  48. Simonsen, V., Hansen, M M., Mensberg, K. -L. D., Sarder, R .I., and Alam, M. S. Widespread hybridization among species of Indian major carps in hatcheries, but not in the wild. Journal of Fish Biology, 67: 794-808. DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00785.x. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  49. Islam, M. S., Ahmed, A. S. I., Azam, M. S., and Alam, M. S., Genetic analysis of three major river populations of Catla catla (Hamilton) using RAPD markers. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 18: 453-457. (PubMed/ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  50. Sultana, R., Islam, M. S., and Alam, M. S. Effectiveness of RAPD markers in discriminating different hatchery populations of marine shrimp Penaeus monodon. Progressive Agriculture, 16(2):193-202.
  51. Islam, M. N., Alam, M. S., Hussain, M. G. and Islam, M. S., 2005. Genetic variation in wild and hatchery stocks of walking catfish based on microsatellite loci. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Journal, 3: 45-49.
  52. Azam, M. S., Islam, M. S., Ahmed, A. S. I., and Alam, M. S., Population structure of mottled nandus, Nandus nandus, of the Old Brahmaputra river basin revealed by RAPD markers. Journal of the Inland Fisheries Society of India, 37: 9-15. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS indexed publication)
  53. Mollah, M. B. R., Alam, M. S., Islam, F. B., and Ali, M. A., 2005. Effectiveness of RAPD marker in generating polymorphism in different chicken population. Biotechnology, 4: 73-75. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  54. Islam, M. S. and Alam, M. S., Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA analysis of four different populations of the Indian major carp Labeo rohita (Hamilton). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 20:407-412. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2004.00588.x. (ISI Thompson Reuters Indexed publication).
  55. Ahmed, A. S. I., Islam, M. S., Azam, M. S., Khan, M. M. R., and Alam, M. S., RFLP analysis of the mtDNA D-loop region in Hilsa shad (Tenulosa ilisha) population from three locations of Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 51: 25-31. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication).
  56. Simonsen, V., Hansen, M. M., Sarder, M. R. I., and Alam, M. S., High level of hybridization in three species of Indian major carps. NAGA, World Fish Center Quarterly, 27: 65-69.
  57. Alam, M. A., Akanda, M. S. H., Khan, M. M. R., Rahman, M. A., and Alam, M. S., Comparison of allozyme variation between hatchery and wild population of catla (Catla catla: Cyprinidae). Bulletin of the Faculty of Science University of Ryukyus (Japan), 78: 357-364.
  58. Alam, M. S. and Islam, M. S., 2003. Growth, developmental instability and genetic variability in hatchery and riverine population of rohu (Labeo rohita). Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Journal, 1 (1&2):50-54.
  59. Alam, M. A., Haque, M. S., Khan, M. M. R., and Alam, M. S., 2002. Comparison of genetic variability between a hatchery and a river population of rohu (Labeo rohita) by allozyme electrophoresis. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 959-961. DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2002.959.961 (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication).
  60. Alam, M. S. and Khan, M. M. R., 2001. Intra-specific genetic variation in the Japanese loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 877-880. DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2001.877.880. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication).
  61. Reshma, B. Z., Islam, M. S., Aminul Islam, M., and Alam, M. S. 2000. Impact of shrimp farming on plankton and benthos populations at different salinities of some selected areas in the greater Khulna district. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 23(2):41-47.
  62. Islam, M. S., Aminul Islam, M., Akhter, T., and Alam, M. S. 1999. Changes in physico-chemical qualities of water due to farming of tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon Fabricius) in some high saline areas in the South-western part of Bangladesh. The Journal of NOAMI, 16: 17-25.
  63. Alam, M. S. and Monowar, M. K., 1998. Effects of mesterolone on growth and sex-ratio of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticusLinnaeus). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 45: 293-299. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication).
  64. Alam, M. S., 1998. Comparative studies on the taxonomic characters of the hybrid Clariasbatrachus(Linnaeus) x Clarias gariepinus (Burchell) with the parental species. Journal of Bio-science, 6: 107-113.
  65. Alam, M. S. and Jamal Uddin, M., 1998. Effects of testosterone propionate on growth, survival and sex-ratio of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell). Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries Research, 2: 31-39.
  66. Alam, M. S., Sattar, M. A. and Islam, M. S. 1998. Effects of different levels of estradiol-17ß on growth and sex-ratio of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 21: 11-16.
  67. Alam, M. S. and Kawsar, M. A., 1998. Effect of estrogens on growth and sex-ratio in the genetically improved farmed tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 26: 37-43.
  68. Alam M. S. and Maclean N. 1997. Comparison of the efficiency of expression of two lacZ gene constructs containing a short and a long regulatory sequence of the carp -actin gene in tilapia. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 12: 103-112.
  69. Alam, M. S., Lavender, F. L., Iyengar, A., Rahman, M. A., Ayad, H.A., Lathe, R., Morley, S.D. and Maclean, N. 1996. Comparison of the activity of carp and rat -actin gene regulatory sequences in tilapia and rainbow trout embryos. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 45: 117-122. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-2795(199610)45:2<117::AID-MRD2>3.0.CO;2-W. (ISI indexed publication).
  70. Alam, M. S., Popplewell, A. and Maclean, N. 1996. Germline transmission and expression of a lacZ containing transgene in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Transgenic Research, 5: 87-95. DOI: 10.1007/BF01969426. (ISI/SCOPUS indexed publication)
  71. Alam, M. S. and Maclean, N. 1996. Expression and persistence of a lacZ reporter gene at various stages of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 43: 267-275. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication).
  72. Alam, M. S., Growth enhancement in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) using a transgene containing the chinook salmon growth hormone cDNA. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 11: 55-63.
  73. Alam, M. S., Mollah, M.F.A. and Sarder, M. R. I., 1993. Comparative studies on growth and survival of the larvae of hybrids of two Clariid catfish Clarias macrocephalus (Gunther) X Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus). Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 36: 205-206. CABI/Thompson Reuters indexed publication).
  74. Mollah, M. F.A. and Alam, M. S., 1990. Effect of different levels of dietary carbohydrate on growth and feed utilization of catfish (Clarias batrachuhs ) fry. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 37: 243-249. (ISI-SCOPUS indexed publication).
  75. Alam, M.S. and Mollah, M.F.A., 1989. Use of moist diet in rearing catfish, Clarias batrachuus (L.) larvae under laboratory condition. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 12: 63-70.
  76.  Mollah, M.F.A. and Alam, M. S., Effect of different levels of dietary protein on growth and feed utilization of catfish (Clarias batrachus L.) fry. Bangladesh Journal of Aquaculture, 10: 1-10.
  77. Alam, M. S. and Mollah, M. F. A., 1988. Formulation of an artificial dry feed for primary nursing of catfish (Clarias batrachus) larvae. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 11: 71-75.