Muhammad Sarwar Khan

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Muhammad Sarwar Khan is a distinguished Plant Molecular Biologist who started his career as a Bachelor and Master student in horticulture. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Khan was awarded a prestigious fellowship to research at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has served as the founding Head of the Biotech Interdisciplinary Division at the NIBGE and is currently serving as the Director of the Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Dr. Khan has supervised more than 100 Ph.D. candidates, MPhil students, and researchers. He has published several papers in high-impact journals, including Nature and Nature Biotechnology, and is the author of several book chapters and books. Dr. Khan has received several prestigious awards, including the President’s Medal for Technology, a Gold Medal in Agriculture from the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, a Performance Gold Medal, the Biotechnologist Award by the National Commission of Biotechnology, and the Best University Teacher Award by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He is a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society, the Cambridge Philosophical Society, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Cochran Foundation. He is also a member of the Pakistan Botanical Society and the International Association for Plant Biotechnology.

3books edited

7chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Muhammad Sarwar Khan

Citrus is an extensively produced fruit crop and is cultivated predominantly in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The Citrus genus consists of a variable number of species due to the admixture of wide morphological diversity, intra- and interspecific sexual compatibility, apomixis, and spontaneous mutations. Citrus fruits are highly nutritious and beneficial for health due to the presence of bioactive compounds that have antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and blood clot-inhibiting characteristics. This book describes the citrus plant and its nutrients, nutritional value, and nutraceutical applications, as well as related biotic and abiotic challenges in its cultivation. Chapters cover such topics as citrus genealogy, production, and crop management; milestones achieved in citrus improvement; importance of weather conditions in cropping systems; effects of changing climate on citrus; and much more.

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