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Muhamad Fahmi Bin Yunus

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Plant Science - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
  • Master of Science - Masters Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honour - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Muhamad Fahmi Bin Yunus (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Area of Specialisation

  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Plant Biotechnology ~ Micropropagation - Plant Tissue Culture
  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Crop Production and Agriculture Information System and Technology ~ Crop Manipulation/Genetic Engineering - Genetic Transformation
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Plant Biotechnology ~ Transgenic Plant (Including Transgenic Crops from the Aspects of Pest and Disease Resistance, Increase Shelf Life, Colour and Nutritional Enhancement, Drought, Salinity and Flooding Resistance) - Mutation Breeding

Teaching Responsibilities

LABORATORY AND FIELD TECHNIQUES IN PLANT SCIENCES 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
PLANT NUTRITION 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
PLANT TISSUE CULTURE 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021


Induction Of Variation Through Callus Formation And Screening Of Potential Plant Growth Promoting Endophytic Bacteria For Biohardening Of Tissue Culture Plantlets’ S Etlingera Elatior.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Establishment Of Zingiber Officinale Var Bentong (Bentong Ginger) In Vitro Culture.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Study Of The Mechanism And Effect Of Oryza Sativa Response To Benefical Microorganisms’ Interaction In Acid Sulfate Soil.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Understanding The Dual Cropping Cultivation System Between Oryza Sativa And Azolla Pinatta On Rice Cultivation In Malaysia .
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Elucidation Of Oryza Sativa In Response To Beneficial Microorganism Interaction In Acid Sulfate Soil.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor

Research Projects

2022 - 2022 Pemerkasaan Golongan Orang Kelainan Upaya Melalui Pertanian Bandar
2020 - 2021 Improving community quality of life through edible gardening
2020 - 2022 Empowering Disabled Community Through Modern Agriculture
2019 - 2022 In vitro propagation of Etlingera elatior J. (Torch ginger) via indirect regeneration
2022 - Present Improving melons cultivation through sustainable agricultural practice for unemployed B40 community effected by flood occurrence
2022 - Present Coastal Regreening for Sustainable and livable "Keluarga Malaysia"
2022 - Present Understanding the dual cropping cultivation system between Oriya sativa and Azolla pinatta on rice cultivation in Malaysia
2022 - Present Empowering Socioeconomic of Rural Community at Sungai Ular, Kuantan Through Smart Farming Technology
2022 - Present Knowledge Transfer Project on Good Agricultural Practices of Pesticide-Free Chili Fertigation and Stingless Bee Integrated Farming for the B40 Members of `Persatuan Anak Kuantan Utara (PAKUTA)?
2021 - Present Elucidation of Oryza sativa response to beneficial microorganisms? interaction in acid sulfate soil using molecular-based approaches.
2019 - Present In Vitro (Tissue Culture) Propagation of Bentong Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Var. Bentong)

Award & Recognition

14 Apr, 2023 Kulliyyah of Science Science Publication Incentive Price - Kulliyyah of Science KCDIO



2024 Exploring the beneficial endophytes of Zingiberaceae. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 13 (5) pp.
2023 Anatomical, morphological and physiological leaf characters of black betel (Piper betle L. var. nigra) in varying natural and man-made habitats. Biodiversitas, 24 (4) pp. 3236-3244
2023 Genetics, physiological mechanism and breeding for tolerance against submergence, salinity, and saline-submergence stress in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Science Today, 10 (Special Issue 2) pp. 235-242
2023 Integrated farming of stingless bee and pesticide-free chilli fertigation: sharing experience from knowledge transfer project (KTP-RIGS) with Persatuan Anak Kuantan Utara and Organic Farm Venture. Revelation and Science, 1 (Special Issue 1) pp. 71-79
2022 Current status and biotechnological development of etlingera elatior, a promising horticultural and medicinal plant. The Journal of Horticultural Science And Biotechnology, () pp.
2021 Commercial potentials and agronomic status of etlingera elatior, a promising horticulture plant from zingiberaceae family. AGRIVITA, Journal of Agricultural Science, 43 (3) pp. 665-678
2021 Optimisation of Culture Condition for Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis) Callus Induction. Tropical Agroecosystems, 2 (2) pp. 87-90
2016 Bouea microphylla Griff. (Anacardiaceae) reinstated. The Malayan Nature Journal, 67 (4) pp. 480-485
2015 Assessment of genetic relationships within Bouea (Anacardiaceae) accessions in Peninsular Malaysia using inter simple sequence repeats (ISSR) markers. African Journal of Biotechnology, 14 (2) pp. 76-85
2013 In vitro mutagenesis of Etlingera elatior (Jack) and early detection of mutation using RAPD markers. Turkish Journal of Biology, 37 (6) pp. 716-725
2012 In vitro propagation of Etlingera elatior (Jack) (torch ginger). Scientia Horticulturae, 135 () pp. 145-150
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 Callus induction and identification of DNA variation in callus derived from Etlingera elatior in vitro culture using ISSR marker. In: IIUM Postgraduate Colloquium 2023,
2021 Exploring the potential of torch ginger (Etlingera elatior) as ornamental, medicinal plant, and food products. In: The International Conference on Underutilized Crop (ICUC),
2021 Optimisation of culture condition for Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) Callus induction. In: International Conference on BioScience and Biorefinery,
2021 Plant Growth-Promoting Features of Bacterial Endophytes Isolated from Etlingera Elatior. In: International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2021 (ICMSM2021),
Book Section

2021 Current trend in biotechnology and molecular biology of fig (Ficus carica L.). In: Noor Publishing, ISBN: 9786203860047, pp. 55-65
2021 Nutrient requirement and fertilizer management for Fig (Ficus carica L.). In: Noor Publishing, ISBN: 978-620-3-86004-7, pp. 33-43
2021 Nutrient requirement and fertilizer management for Fig (Ficus carica L.). In: Noor Publishing, ISBN: 978-620-3-86004-7, pp. 33-43