Habibur Rahman, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
habibur.rahman@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3869
Address
416G Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Canola Genetics & Molecular Breeding


About

Degree

PhD, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (current name: Copenhagen University), Denmark

Job/Research Area 

Canola Genetics & Molecular Breeding


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Research involves aspects of plant genetics and breeding related to the development of canola germplasm to meet the present and future demand by producers for increased seed/oil yield, better agronomy, disease resistance, and improved seed oil and meal quality. This includes the application of conventional breeding methods, molecular marker and genomics tools and techniques, and biotechnology including cell and tissue culture. Broadening the genetic base of canola and introgression of traits through wide hybridization is an important aspect of my research program. 


Teaching

PLSc 365: Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants

AFNS 565: Plant Breeding

AFNS 601: Seminar in Plant Science

Courses

AFNS 500 - Individual Study

Project or reading course under the supervision of a Faculty member requiring preparation of a comprehensive report. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: May be taken more than once provided the topic is different.


PL SC 352 - Invasive Alien Plants: Biology and Control

Biology and ecology of invasive alien species in cropped, disturbed, and natural environments. Methods of control of weedy species, including biological, cultural, mechanical, and chemical and an introduction to the herbicide mechanism of action and environmental impacts. Prerequisite: PL SC 221 recommended.


PL SC 365 - Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants

An introduction to the basic principles and concepts applied for the genetic improvement of crop plants. This will also include different plant breeding methods and tools used for the development of crop cultivars. Not to be taken if credit received for PL SC 465. Prerequisites: BIOL 107 or PL SC 221.


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Publications

Genome-wide identification of Biotin Carboxyl Carrier subunits of Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase in Brassica and their role in stress tolerance in oilseed Brassica napus

Author(s): Megha S, Wang Z, Kav NNV, Rahman H
Publication Date: 10/17/2022
Publication: BMC Genomics
Volume: 23
Issue: 107
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-022-08920-y

Genome editing for the improvement of oilseed crops

Author(s): Sarkar A, Joshi R, Basu U, Rahman H, Kav NNV
Publication Date: 8/3/2022
Publication: In: Genome Editing Technologies for Crop Improvement" (eds: Kaijun Zhao, Rukmini Mishra, Raj Kumar Joshi), Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-19-0600-8_17
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0600-8_17

Identification of QTL and alleles for agronomic and seed quality traits in Brassica C genome using an oilseed Brassica napus population diversified with six B. oleracea accessions

Author(s): Nikzad A, Kebede B, Megha S, Buchwaldt M, Parkin IAP, Rahman H
Publication Date: 7/18/2022
Publication: Crop Science
Page Numbers: Accepted

Genetic and molecular analysis reveals that two major loci and their interaction confer clubroot resistance in canola introgressed from rutabaga

Author(s): Wang Z, Megha S, Kebede B, Kav NNV, Rahman H
Publication Date: 5/26/2022
Publication: Plant Genome
Page Numbers: e20241

Introgression of Resistance to Multiple Pathotypes of Plasmodiophora brassicae from Turnip (Brassica rapa ssp. rapifera) into Spring B. napus Canola

Author(s): Kawalpreet Kaur, Yingyi Liu, Habibur Rahman
Publication Date: 5/19/2022
Publication: Agronomy
Volume: 12
Page Numbers: 1225
DOI: 10.3390/agronomy12051225

A proteome-level investigation into Plasmodiophora brassicae resistance in Brassica napus canola

Author(s): Adhikary D, Mehta D, Uhrig RG, Rahman H and Kav NNV
Publication Date: 3/24/2022
Publication: Front. Plant Sci.
Volume: 13
Issue: 860393
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.860393

Analysis of SNP and SSR markers for the estimates of genetic diversity by using two oilseed Brassica napus populations carrying genome contents of Brassica oleracea

Author(s): Jiang J, Kebede B, Rahman H
Publication Date: 1/27/2022
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 102
Page Numbers: 679-689
DOI: 10.1139/cjps-2021-0204

Mapping clubroot resistance of Brassica rapa introgressed into Brassica napus and development of molecular markers for the resistance

Author(s): Hasan J, Shaikh R, Basu, U, Rahman H
Publication Date: 8/25/2021
Publication: Crop Science
Volume: 61
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 4112-4127
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20626

Mapping of flowering time, seed quality and clubroot resistance in rutabaga × spring canola populations and their association

Author(s): 3. Hasan J, Shaikh R, Megha S, Herrmann DT, Kebede B, Rahman H.
Publication Date: 7/21/2021
Publication: Euphytica
Volume: 217
Issue: 160
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-021-02889-7

Potential of rutabaga (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) gene pool for use in the breeding of hybrid spring Brassica napus canola

Author(s): Shiranifar B, Hobson N, Kebede B, Yang R-C, Rahman H
Publication Date: 4/1/2021
Publication: Plant Breeding
Volume: 40
Page Numbers: 305-319

Comparative transcriptome analysis of canola carrying clubroot resistance from 'Mendel' or Rutabaga and the development of molecular markers

Author(s): Summanwar A, Farid M, Basu U, Kav N, Rahman H
Publication Date: 3/31/2021
Publication: Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology
Volume: 114
Page Numbers: 101640

Clubroot in Brassica: Recent advances in genomics, breeding and disease management

Author(s): Hasan J, Megha S, Rahman H
Publication Date: 3/2/2021
Publication: Genome
Volume: 64
Page Numbers: 735-760
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1139/gen-2020-0089

Inheritance of resistance to the newly evolved Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes in Brassica napus L.

Author(s): Shaikh R, Farid M, Rahman H
Publication Date: 1/5/2021
Publication: Can J Plant Pathol
Volume: 43
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 256-266

Evaluation of Brassica oleracea accessions for resistance to Plasmodiophora brassicae and identification of genomic regions associated with resistance

Author(s): Farid M, Yang R-C, Kebede B, Rahman H
Publication Date: 10/10/2020
Publication: Genome
Volume: 63
Page Numbers: 91-101

Mapping of seed quality traits in the C genome of Brassica napus by using a population carrying genome content of B. oleracea and their effect on other traits

Author(s): Rahman H, Kebede B
Publication Date: 6/1/2020
Publication: The Plant Genome
Page Numbers: In press

Identification of lncRNAs in response to infection by Plasmodiophora brassicae in Brassica napus and development of lncRNA-based SSR markers

Author(s): Summanwar A, Basu U, Kav N, Rahman H
Publication Date: 6/1/2020
Publication: Genome
Volume: 63
Page Numbers: 547-566

Study of the genetic structure of a Brassica napus canola population derived from six interspecific crosses of B. napus × B. oleracea

Author(s): Nikzad A, Kebede B, Bhavikkumar J, Rahman H
Publication Date: 6/1/2020
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Page Numbers: In press

Non-coding RNAs as emerging targets for crop improvement: a review

Author(s): Summanwar A, Basu U, Rahman H, Kav N
Publication Date: 5/18/2020
Publication: Plant Science
Volume: 297
Page Numbers: 110521

Potential of rutabaga (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) gene pool for use in the breeding of B. napus canola

Author(s): Shiranifar B, Hobson N, Kebede B, Yang R-C, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2/19/2020
Publication: Crop Science
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 157-171

Potential of the C genome of the different variants of Brassica oleracea for heterosis in spring B. napus canola

Author(s): Nikzad A, Kebede B, Pinzon J, Bhavikkumar J, Wang X, Yang R-C, Rahman H
Publication Date: 1/17/2020
Publication: Front Plant Sci
Volume: 10
Page Numbers: 1691

QTL mapping of root and aboveground biomass in the Brassica C genome using a B. napus population carrying genome content introgressed from B. oleracea

Author(s): Kebede B, Rahman H
Publication Date: 12/2/2019
Publication: Molecular Breeding
Volume: 39
Page Numbers: 169

Potential of the C-genome of different variants of Brassica oleracea for the improvement of agronomic and seed quality traits of B. napus canola

Author(s): Nikzad A, Kebede B, Pinzon J, Bhavikkumar J, Yang R-C, Rahman H
Publication Date: 10/17/2019
Publication: Crop Science
Volume: 59
Page Numbers: 2608-2620

Identification of lncRNAs responsive to infection by Plasmodiophora brassicae in clubroot-susceptible and resistant Brassica napus lines carrying resistance introgressed from rutabaga

Author(s): Summanwar A, Basu U, Rahman H, Kav N
Publication Date: 5/13/2019
Publication: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Volume: 32
Page Numbers: 1360-1377

Fine mapping of the major QTL for seed coat color in Brassica rapa var. Yellow Sarson by use of NIL populations and transcriptome sequencing for identification of the candidate genes

Author(s): Zhao H, Basu U, Kebede B, Qu C, Li J, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2/4/2019
Publication: PLoS ONE
Volume: 14
Page Numbers: e0209982

Association of fusarium wilt susceptibility with clubroot resistance of the winter Brassica napus canola cv. Mendel

Author(s): Rahman H, Franke C
Publication Date: 1/21/2019
Publication: Can J Plant Path
Volume: 41
Page Numbers: 60-64

Introgression of allelic diversity from genetically distinct variants of Brassica rapa into Brassica napus canola and inheritance of the B. rapa alleles

Author(s): Attri R, Rahman H
Publication Date: 11/13/2018
Publication: Crop & Pasture Sci
Volume: 69
Page Numbers: 94-106

Broadening the genetic base of Brassica napus canola by interspecific crosses with different variants of B. oleracea

Author(s): Iftikhar R, Wang X, Rahman H
Publication Date: 7/14/2018
Publication: Euphytica
Volume: 314
Page Numbers: 133

Resynthesis of Brassica juncea for resistance to Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotype 3

Author(s): Hasan MJ, Rahman H
Publication Date: 7/4/2018
Publication: Breeding Science
Volume: 68
Page Numbers: 385–391

Molecular mapping of QTL alleles of Brassica oleracea affecting days to flowering and photosensitivity in spring Brassica napus

Author(s): Rahman H, Bennett RA, Kebede B
Publication Date: 1/10/2018
Publication: PLoS ONE
Volume: 13
Page Numbers: e0189723

UA AlfaGold Clearfield herbicide-tolerant spring Brassica napus canola developed from winter × spring canola cross

Author(s): Rahman H
Publication Date: 7/5/2017
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 97
Page Numbers: 144-146

Mapping of days to flower and seed yield in spring oilseed Brassica napus carrying genome content introgressed from B. oleracea

Author(s): Rahman H, Bennett RA, Kebede B
Publication Date: 1/4/2017
Publication: Molecular Breeding
Volume: 37
Page Numbers: 5

Patterns of heterosis in three distinct inbred populations of spring Brassica napus canola

Author(s): Rahman H, Bennett RA, Yang R-C, 2016
Publication Date: 8/30/2016
Publication: Crop Sci
Volume: 56
Page Numbers: 2536-2545

Genetics and molecular mapping of resistance to Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8 in rutabaga (Brassica napus var. napobrassica)

Author(s): Hasan MJ, Rahman H
Publication Date: 6/22/2016
Publication: Genome
Volume: 59
Page Numbers: 805-815

Mapping of the clubroot disease resistance in spring Brassica napus canola introgressed from European winter canola cv. ‘Mendel’

Author(s): Fredua-Agyeman R, Rahman H
Publication Date: 6/7/2016
Publication: Euphytica
Volume: 211
Page Numbers: 201-213

Oilseeds in North America

Author(s): McVetty PBE, Lukow OM, Hall LM, Rajcan I, Rahman H
Publication Date: 6/1/2016
Publication: In Encyclopedia of Food Grains, 2nd Edition, Wrigley C, Corke H, Seetharaman K, Faubion J (eds.)
Volume: 1
Page Numbers: 401-408

Genome-wide identification of SSR markers in the Brassica A genome and their utility in breeding

Author(s): Hobson N, Rahman H
Publication Date: 5/27/2016
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 96
Page Numbers: 808-818

Down regulation of the IND gene causes male sterility in canola (Brassica napus L.)

Author(s): El-Mezawy A, Al-Forkan M, Wu L, Weselake RJ, Shah S, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2/8/2016
Publication: Biocatalysis & Agric Biotech
Volume: 6
Page Numbers: 9-18

Broadening genetic diversity in Brassica napus canola: Development of canola quality B. napus lines from B. napus × B. oleracea var. alboglabra interspecific cross

Author(s): Rahman H, Bennett RA, Ginette S-S
Publication Date: 1/8/2015
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 95
Page Numbers: 29-41

Development and characterization of low α-linolenic acid Brassica oleracea lines bearing a novel mutation in a ‘class a’ FATTY ACID DESATURASE 3 gene

Author(s): Singer S, Weselake RJ, Rahman H
Publication Date: 8/29/2014
Publication: BMC Genetics
Volume: 15
Page Numbers: 94

Molecular cytogenetic identification of B genome chromosomes linked to blackleg disease resistance in Brassica napus × B. carinata interspecific hybrids

Author(s): Fredua-Agyeman R, Coriton O, Huteau V, Parkin IAP, Chèvre A-M, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Theor Appl Genet
Volume: 127
Page Numbers: 1305–1318

Genetic study and QTL mapping of seed glucosinolate content in the Brassica A-genome, B. rapa L

Author(s): Rahman H, Kebede B, Zimmerli C, and Yang R-C
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Crop Sci
Volume: 54
Page Numbers: 537–543

Genetics and breeding for clubroot resistance in Canadian spring canola (Brassica napus L.)

Author(s): Rahman H, Peng G, Yu F, Falk KC, Kulkarni M, Selvaraj G
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Can J Plant Path
Volume: 36
Issue: S1
Page Numbers: 122–134

Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping of silique length and petal color in Brassica rapa

Author(s): Kebede B, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Plant Breed
Volume: 133
Page Numbers: 609–614

Increasing seed oil content in Brassica species through breeding and biotechnology

Author(s): Rahman H, Harwood J, Weselake R
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Lipid Tech
Volume: 25
Page Numbers: 182–185

Review: Breeding spring canola (Brassica napus L.) by the use exotic germplasm

Author(s): Rahman H
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 93
Page Numbers: 363–373

Development of low linolenic acid Brassica oleracea lines through seed mutagenesis and molecular characterization of the mutants

Author(s): Rahman H, Singer SS, Weselake RJ
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Theor Appl Genet
Volume: 126
Page Numbers: 1587–1598

Improvement of spring canola Brassica napus (L.) by use of winter canola.

Author(s): Rahman H, Kebede B
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: J Oilseed Brassica
Volume: 3
Page Numbers: 1-17

Screening of Brassica germplasm for resistance to Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes prevalent in Canada for broadening diversity in clubroot resistance

Author(s): Hasan MJ, Strelkov SE, Howard RJ, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 501–515

Broadening genetic diversity in canola (Brassica napus L.) using the C-genome species B. oleracea

Author(s): Bennett RA, Séguin-Swartz G, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Crop Sci
Volume: 52
Page Numbers: 2030–2039

Construction of genetic linkage map and mapping of QTL for seed color in Brassica rapa

Author(s): Kebede B, Cheema K, Greenshields DL, Li C, Selvaraj G, Rahman H
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Genome
Volume: 55
Page Numbers: 813–823

Analysis of SNP and SSR markers for the estimates of genetic diversity by using two oilseed Brassica napus populations carrying genome contents of Brassica oleracea

Author(s): Jiang J, Kebede B, Rahman H
Publication Date: 1/23/2011
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Page Numbers: In press

Analysis of B-genome chromosome introgression in interspecific hybrids of Brassica napus ´ B. carinata

Author(s): Navabi ZK, Stead KE, Pires JC, Xiong Z, Sharpe AG, Parkin IAP, Rahman MH, Good AG
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Genetics
Volume: 187
Page Numbers: 659-673

Breeding for clubroot resistant spring canola (Brassica napus L.) for the Canadian prairies: Can the European winter canola cv. Mendel be used as a source of resistance?

Author(s): Rahman H, Shakir A, Hasan MJ
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 91
Page Numbers: 447–458

72P01 CL Clearfield herbicide tolerant spring canola Brassica napus L

Author(s): Rahman MH, Stringam GR, Degenhardt DF
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Can J Plant Sci
Volume: 91
Page Numbers: 527–528

Exploitation of the late flowering species Brassica oleracea L. for the improvement of earliness in B. napus L. – an untraditional approach

Author(s): Rahman MH, Bennett RA, Yang R-C, Thiagarajah MR
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Euphytica
Volume: 177
Page Numbers: 365–374

Improvement of open-pollinated spring rapseed (Brassica napus L.) through introgression of genetic diversity from winter rapeseed

Author(s): Kebede B, Thiagarajah MR, Zimmerli C, Rahman MH
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Crop Sci
Volume: 50
Page Numbers: 1236–1243

Brassica B-genome resistance to stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotium) in a doubled haploid population of Brassica napus × Brassica carinata

Author(s): Navabi ZK, Strelkov SE, Good AG, Thiagarajah MR, Rahman MH
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Can J Plant Path
Volume: 32
Page Numbers: 237–246

Analysis of genotype-environment interactions from a genome-wide survey of quantitative trait loci in a barley population

Author(s): Ham BJ, Spaner D, Rahman MH, Yeh FC, Yang R-C
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Current Topics Genet
Volume: 4
Page Numbers: 21–32

Introgression of B-genome chromosomes in a doubled haploid interspecific population of Brassica napus × B. carinata

Author(s): Navabi ZK, Parkin IAP, Pires CJ, Xiong Z, Thiagarajah MR, Good AG, Rahman MH
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Genome
Volume: 53
Page Numbers: 619–629