The Department of Plant Science offer Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Applied Plant Science). The Programme aimed at generating and nurturing competent and skilled graduates with knowledge in plant science with Islamic values to fulfil the needs of public and private sectors in teaching, research and management. The Courses  cover many exciting aspects of modern and conventional plant science, including plant taxonomy and anatomy, ethnobotany, plant diversity and breeding, plant chemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetic engineering, plant-pathogen and plant environment interactions, plant physiology and ecology, and several others.







Head of Department


Department of Plant Science,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM (Study leave)

Name and Designation

Place of study

Field of study

Sr. Noor Syaheera Mohd Yunus

International Islamic University Malaysia  (IIUM)Ph.D in Biosciences





Publication 2021

  • Zainuddina, Z., Lalungb, J., Yusofb, T. N., Rafatullahb, M., & Ismailb, N. (2021). Biological control of cyanobacterial bloom by leaf biomass. Desalination and Water Treatment219, 157-163.
  • Zainuddin Z., Zuber, M. F. A. M., & Hassan, S. A. (2021). Heavy metals phytoremediation potential of Jatropha curcas, recent developments in Jatropha research, Chapter 8, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Azizan, N. H., Amirdun, N. A., Amirudin, Zainuddin, Z., Sharif, M. F., Chowdhury, A. J. K., & Abidin, Z. A. Z. (2021). Growth optimization of mangrove Streptomyces for enhancement of actinorhodin production. Desalination and Water Treatment219, 217-222.
  • Zainuddin, Z., Mohd-Zim, N. A. Azmi, N. S. A., Roowi, S. H., Samsulrizal, N. H. (2021). Genome editing for the development of rice resistance against stresses. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 44 (3), 599-616.
  • Rahmat, S., Zainuddin, Z., Aidid, E. M., Hashi, A. A. (2021). The 3rd World congress on the integration and islamicisation of acquired human knowledge. Revelation and Science11(1).
  • Zaini, H. H. M., Mohammad, N., & Zainuddin, Z. Screening of potential local seaweeds for nanocellulose production. International journal of Allied health sciences3(3), 776-776.
  • Yunus, M. F., Ismail, N. A., Sundram, T. C. M., Zainuddin, Z., & Rosli, N. M. (2021). Commercial Potentials and agronomic status of Etlingera elatior, a promising horticulture plant from Zingiberaceae family. AGRIVITA, Journal of Agricultural Science43(3), 664-676.
  • Talip, N., & Amri, C. N. A. C. (2021). Debunga dan kesignifikan taksonomi famili Jemuju (Acanthaceae). Book, UKM, Bangi, Selangor. ISBN 978-967-2429-25-8.
  • Ishak, A. N., Amri, C. N. A. C. Shahari, R., Tajudin, N. S. (2021). Leaf anatomy and micromorphology of selected euphorbiaceae species in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK). 15(1): 34-36. 
  • Juhari, M. A. A. A., Talip, N., Amri, C. N. A. C., Basir, N. S. M., Rahman, M. R. A., Zohari, A. F., Ghazali, M. N., and Siam, N. A. (2021). Taxonomic implication of pollen of some Pterospermum schreb. Species (Malvaceae s.l. Subfam. Dombeyoideae)". Acta Botanica Brasilica (Accepted).
  • Rashid, Z. S. A., Amri, C. N. A. C., & Shahari, R. (2021). Leaf anatomy of the medicinal plant Sphagneticola  trilobata (L.) Pruski. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management (Accepted).
  • Shamsuddin, M. S., Shahari, R., Amri, C. N. A. C., Tajudin, N. S., Mispan, M. R., & Salleh, M. S. (2021). Early development of Fig (Ficus carica L.) root and shoot using different propagation medium and cutting types. Tropical life sciences research32(1), 83.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., Shahari, R., Amri, C. N. A. C., & Rusea G. (2021). Propagation methods, agronomic practices and fruit production of Durio zibethinus L. in Malaysia: A review. Malayan Nature Journal. 73(1), 99-104.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., ShahariR., Amri, C. N. A. C., Kassim, Z., Ahmad, Z. (2021). Morphological structures of Rhizophora apiculata blume and Rhizophora mucronata Lam. Science Heritage Journal (GWS) 5(1), 1-4.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., ShahariR., Amri, C. N. A. C., Nordin, M. S., & Go, R. (2021). A review on medicinal uses of genus DurioMedicinal Plants-International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries13(3), 388-395.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., Shahari, Amri, C. N. A. C., & Rusea, G. (2021). Fruit morphology of Durio zibethinus L. in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research (Accepted).
  • Ibrahim, M. A., Husin, A., Ngah, N., & Zakaria, N. H. (2021). Antibacterial activity of benzoyl and halobenzoyl thiourea bearing α- and β-Alanine. Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS) (ACCEPTED).
  • Mustafa, F. F., Ghazali, N. F., Mohamad, H., Ibrahim, M. A., & Zakaria, N. H., (2021). Anti-acanthamoebic activity of methanolic extract of Piper sarmentosum leaves.  Malaysian Journal of Microbiology (ACCEPTED).
  • Al-Shami, S. A., Rawi, C. S. M., Hamid, S. A., Abdul, N. H., Rusli, M. Z., Adnan, W. N. A. W. M., ... & Kong, Y. C. (2021). Congruence patterns of aquatic communities in a tropical river basin, Malaysia. Acta Ecologica Sinica41(1), 50-56.
  • Omar, N. A., Zariman, N. A., & Abdul, N. H. (2021)Pollination in the Tropics: Role of Pollinator in Guava Production. International Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (Accepted).
  • Mia, M. A. R., Sahena F., Ahmed, Q. U., Helaluddin, A. B. M., & Sarker, M. Z. I. (2021). “Bridging indigenous knowledge and scientific evidence for pharmacological studies of Phaleria macrocarpa: A Review”, The Natural Products Journal, 11, article ID: e220321192416
  • Anjum, A., Sultan, M. Z., Sahena F., Islam, M. K., Rashid, M. A., Nahar, L., & Sarker, S. D. (2021). Flavonoid, pterocarpans and steroid from Erythrina fusca Lour. growing in Bangladesh: isolation, and antimicrobial and free-radical scavenging activity. Journal of Medicinal Plants20(79), 37-46.
  • Sahena F., Yunus, K., Rashid, M. A., & Sarker, M. Z. I. (2021) Extraction and characterization of fatty acids from the leaves and stems of Clinacanthus nutans using supercritical carbon dioxide. The Natural Product Journal (Accepted).
  • Bari, N. A. A., Sahena F., & Sarker, M. Z. I. (2021). Antimicrobial, antioxidant activities and phenolic content of Malaysian medicinal plant Anisophyllea DistichaBangladesh Journal of Botany (Accepted).
  • Islam, T., Ragib, A. A., Sahena F., Uddin, A. B. M. H., Akanda, M. J. H., Mia, M. A. R., Reddy Prasad D.M., Yunus, K. B., & Sarker, M. Z. I. Development of nanoparticles for pharmaceutical preparations using supercritical techniques. Chemical Engineering Communications (Accepted).
  • E’rahim, N. I. K., Nordin, M. S., & Salleh, M. S. Effects of seed priming on seed germination and early seedling growth of chili (Capsicum annum L.) under water deficit condition. Tropical Agrobiodiversity2(1), 35-39.
  • Salleh, M. S., Nordin, M. S., Puteh, A., Shahari, R., Zainuddin, Z., Ab-Ghaffar, M. B., & Shamsudin, N. A. A. (2021). Response of rice (Oryza sativa L.) towards seed priming at reproductive stage drought stress. Sains Malaysiana (Accepted).
  • Sazali, S. A., Nordin, M. S., Shamsudin, N. A. A., Shahari, R., Yusop, M. R., Ab Razak, M. S. F., ... & Salleh, M. S. (2021). Susceptibility of Malaysian rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar to saline water submergence based on the morphological traits. Journal Of Agrobiotechnology12(2), 47-55.
  • Wahhab, B. H. A., Samsulrizal, N. H., Edbeib, M. F., Wahab, R. A., Al-Nimer, M. S., Hamid, A. A. A., ... & Huyop, F. (2021). Genomic analysis of a functional haloacid-degrading gene of Bacillus megaterium strain BHS1 isolated from Blue Lake (Mavi Gölü, Turkey). Annals of Microbiology71(1), 1-11.
  • Samsulrizal, N. H., Khadzran, K. S., Sundram, T. S. M., Zainuddin, Z., Shaarani, S. H. N., Azmi, N. S. A., & Harun, S. (2021). Transcriptome profiling of Stevia rebaudiana MS007 revealed genes involved in flower development. Turkish Journal of Biology45(3), 314-322.
  • Samsulrizal, N. H., Mustafa, N. F., Rahim, Z. A., & Nazar, S. N. E. M. (2021). In silico characterization of putative ZAT10 gene in Stevia rebaudiana accession MS007, Big Data in Agriculture, 3(2), 51-55.
  • Khan, A. R., Mokthar, N. I., Zainuddin, Z., & Samsulrizal, N. H. (2021) In silico characterization of UGT74G1 protein in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni Accession MS007. Journal of Tropical Life Science (Accepted).
  • Rosli, R. A., Harumain, Z. A., Zulkalam, M. F., Hamid, A. A., Sharif, M. F., Mohamad, M. A., Noh, A. L., & Shahari, R. (2021). Phytoremediation of Arsenic in Mine Wastes by Acacia mangium. Remediation Journal31(3), 49-59.
  • Karim, M.F., Rosely, N. F. S. M., Kamil, N. M., Amri, C. N. C. (2021). Morpho-physiological and anatomical assessment of different rice varieties subjected to drought stress at early vegetative stage. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 50 (1), 1-10.
  • Karim, M. F., & Johnson, G. N. (2021). Acclimation of photosynthesis to changes in the environment results in decreases of oxidative stress in Arabidopsis thalianaFrontiers in Plant Science, 1962.
  • Shaharudin, M. A., Emlee, A. M., & Midin, M. R. (2021). Genome size determination of Garcinia opaca and Garcinia penangiana using Flow Cytometry. Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Accepted).
  • Azmi, N. S. A., & Hisham, A. A. (2021). Isolation and morphological identification of soil fungi from agricultural soil in Kuantan. Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS), 5(1), 31-34.
  • Jamaludin, A. F., Tajudin, N. S., Shahari, R., Amri, C. N. A. C., Zulkifli, M., & Jamaludin, M. A. (2021) Effectiveness of organic and inorganic fertilizer in enhancing growth of Ipomoea aquatica (Water Spinach) in two different types of soil (Accepted).
  • Rosle, N., Jalil, J. M., Wahab, W. A., Yunus, M. F. B., & Sundram, T. C. M. (2021). Optimisation of culture condition for Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis) callus induction. Tropical Agroecosystem, 2(2), 87-90.