Tahera Sultana, Ph.D.

Current research and/or projects

  • Understand the importance of cover crop use and rotation in different crop management system considering nematode as bio-indicator
  • Characterization of nematode communities under different crop management system on soybean production
  • Identification and characterization of nematode as causal agent and their involvement on fruit tree decline
  • Determine the effect of cover crop on nematode communities on different vegetable crop production
  • Find the efficacy of different chemicals against plant parasitic nematodes on greenhouse fruits and vegetables
  • Development of molecular marker to identify nematodes at species level

Research and/or project statements

Publications (Selected):

 

Sultana, T., Han, H. and Park, J.K. (2013). Comparison of complete mitochondrial genomes of pine wilt nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and Bursaphelenchus mucronatus (Nematoda: Aphelenchoidea) and development of a molecular tool for species identification. Gene, 520, 39–46

 

Nguyen HDT, Grunwald NJ, Abad ZG, Martin FN, Crouch J, Hambleton S, Dettman J, Liu M, Harris LJ, Castlebury L, Salagado-Salazar C, Cowger C, Ellouz O, Mollov D, Fall ML, Ling K, Griffifths J, Mahaffee W, Chen W, Sultata T, Yu Q, Carta LK, Skantar AM, Tambong J, Rogers E, Li S, Dumonceaux TJ, Widmer TL. The 2019 AAFC-USDA meeting on genotyping and monitoring of high-risk plant pathogens.

 

Sultana, T., Kim, J., Lee, S.H., Han, H., Kim, S., Min, G.S., Nadler, S. A. and Park, J.K. (2013). Comparative analysis of complete mitochondrial genome sequences confirms independent origins of plant-parasitic nematodes. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13, 12

 

Islam, M.R., Sultana, T., Joe, M.M., Yim, W.J., Cho, J.C. and Sa, T.M. (2013). Nitrogen-fixing bacteria with multiple plant growth-promoting activities enhance growth of tomato and red pepper. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 53, 1004–1015

 

Kim, S., Park, M.H., Jung, J.H., Ahn, D.H., Sultana, T., Kim, S., Park, J.K., Choi, H.G. and Min, G.S. (2012). The mitochondrial genomes of Cambaroides similis and Procambarus clarkii (Decapoda: Astacidea: Cambaridae): the phylogenetic implications for Reptantia. Zoologica Scripta, 41, 281–292

 

Gazi, M., Sultana, T., Min, G., Park, Y.C., García-Varela, M., et al. (2012). The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Oncicola luehei (Acanthocephala: Archiacanthocephala) and its phylogenetic position within Syndermata. Parasitology International, 61, 307–316

 

Islam, M.R., Sultana, T., Cho, J.C., Joe, M.M. and Sa, T.M. (2012). Diversity of free-living nitrogen-fixing bacteria associated with Korean paddy fields. Annals of Microbiology, Annals of Microbiology, 62, 1643–1650

 

Islam, M.R., Sultana, T., Joe, M.M., Cho, J.C. and Sa, T.M. (2012). Comparisons of direct extraction methods of microbial DNA from different paddy soils. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 19, 337–342

 

Park, J.K., Sultana, T., Lee, S.H., Kang, S., Kim, H.K., Min, G.S., et al. (2011). Monophyly of clade III nematodes is not supported by phylogenetic analysis of complete mitochondrial genome sequences. BMC Genomics, 12, 392

 

Subramanian, P., Joe, M.M., Yim, W., Hong, B.,  Tipayno, S.C., Saravanan, V.,S., Yoo, J., Chung, J.,  Sultana, T. and Sa, T.M. (2011). Psychrotolerance Mechanisms in Cold-Adapted Bacteria and their Perspectives as Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria in Temperate Agriculture. Korean Journal of Soil Science and Fertilizers, 44, 625–636

 

Kang, S., Sultana, T., Eom, K.S., Park, Y.C., Soonthornpong, N., Nadler, S.A., Park, J.K. (2009). The mitochondrial genome sequence of Enterobius vermicularis (Nematoda: Oxyurida)- An idiosyncratic gene order and phylogenetic information for chromadorean nematodes. Gene, 15, 87–97

Sultana, T., Rahman, M.H., Ara, N., Mamun, S.A., Hasan, M.N. (2009). Bacteriological quality of drinking water supplies in Khulna city, Bangladesh.  Journal of Innovation and Development Strategy (JIDS), 3, 31–34

 

Kang, S., Sultana, T., Loktev, V.B., Wongratanacheewin, S., Sohn, W.M., Eom, K.S., Park, J.K. (2008). Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of nuclear rDNA sequences among three opisthorchid liver fluke species (Opisthorchiidae: Trematoda). Parasitology International, 57, 191–197

 

Kim, K.H., Jeon, H.K., Kang, S., Sultana, T., Kim, G.J., Eom, K.S., Park, J.K. (2007). Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense (Cestoda) and development of molecular markers for fish tapeworms. Molecules and Cells, 23, 379–390

Professional activities / interests

  • Nematology
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular identification of species

  • Molecular taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny

  • Next generation sequencing (NGS) and Bioinformatics

Education and awards

Education:

Ph.D | Parasitology | Nematology

Awards:

NSERC Visiting Fellowship | Ph.D Fellowship | Korean Forest Research Grant | Leadership Award for International Cultural Fair | M.Sc Merit Scholarship | B.Sc Merit Scholarship | Science Fair Award

 

 

International experience and/or work

February 2018 - Present | Research Scientist | London Research and Development Center (LRDC), Vineland station, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Research on Nematology

September 2017 – February 2018 | Biologist | Ottawa Research and Development Centre (ORDC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Research on Next Generation Sequencing

August 2014 – August 2017 | NSERC Visiting Fellow | Ottawa Research and Development Centre (ORDC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Research on Entomology and Mycology

March 2011 - February 2014 | Research Professor | Inha University, Republic of Korea | Research on Nematology

March 2010 - June 2010 | Postdoctoral Fellow | Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea | Research on Nematology

 

Key publications

  1. Akanwari, J., & Sultana T. (2021): Understanding the efficacy of a novel nematicide for the management of Northern Root Knot nematode. Ontario Pest Management Conference, Ontario, Canada. 2 November.

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  2. Akanwari, J., & Sultana T. (2021): Understanding the efficacy of a novel nematicide for the management of Northern Root Knot nematode. Ontario Pest Management Conference, Virtual, Ontario, Canada. 2 November.

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  3. Nguyen HDT, Grunwald NJ, Abad ZG, Martin FN, Crouch J, Hambleton S, Dettman J, Liu M, Harris LJ, Castlebury L, Salagado-Salazar C, Cowger C, Ellouz O, Mollov D, Fall ML, Ling K, Griffifths J, Mahaffee W, Chen W, Sultata T, Yu Q, Carta LK, Skantar AM, Tambong J, Rogers E, Li S, Dumonceaux TJ, Widmer TL. The 2019 AAFC-USDA meeting on genotyping and monitoring of high-risk plant pathogens.

    2019 - View publication details

Research facility

1391 Sandford Street
London, ON N5V 4T3
Canada

Expertise

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor: Brock University
  • Member –Society of Nematologist
  • Member –Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS)

  • Member –Ottawa Entomology Club

  • Member -International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction (IS-MPMI)

Language

English