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   Home      Dr. T. A. Yasir



Researcher, Northwest A&F University

3-Taicheng Road, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, China.

Cell: +8615029004449, E-Mail:tauqeer.yasir@yahoo.com

Professional Education 

PhD (Crop Genetics & Breeding), (May, 2013), Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China

M.Sc. (Hons.) Agronomy, (2004)Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agronomy, (2001) Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan


Nov. 2007 to Aug. 2008      :    As Agricultural Credit Officer in UBL.                   

Jun. 2005 to Oct. 2007        :   As a Water Management Officer, OFWM-Multan.

Mar. 2004 to Nov. 2004       :    As a Trainee Technical Sales Officer in Syngenta Pakistan Limited.


1.    First position in M.Sc. (Hons.) Agronomy and Awarded Gold Medal, Session 2001-03.

2.   AwardedCultural Exchange Scholarship for PhD. (Higher Studies in China Under Cultural Exchange Scholarship Scheme for 2008-09, Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan).


1.   Yasir, T.A., Chen, X.J., Tian, L., Condon, A.G., Hu, Y.G. 2013. Screening of Chinese bread wheat genotypes under two water regimes by various drought tolerance indices. (Accepted on 22-March-2013 in Australian Journal of Crop Science).

2.   Yasir, T.A, Min, D.H., Chen, X.J., Condon, A.G., Hu, Y.G., 2013. The association of carbon isotope discrimination (Δ) with gas exchange parameters and yield traits in Chinese bread wheat cultivars under two water regimes. Agricultural Water Management. 119, 111–120.

3.   Huang, L., Yasir, T.A., Phillips, A.L., Hu, Y.G. 2013. Isolation and characterization of ERECTA genes and their expression patterns in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Australian Journal of Crop Science. 7(3), 381-390.

4.   Chen, X.J., Min, D.H., Yasir, T.A., Hu, Y.G. 2012. Evaluation of 14 morphological, yield-related and physiological traits as indicators of drought tolerance in Chinese winter bread wheat revealed by analysis of the membership function value of drought tolerance (MFVD). Field Crops Research. 137, 195-201.

5.   Chen, X.J., Min, D.H., Yasir, T.A., Hu, Y.G. 2012. Genetic diversity, population structure and linkage disequilibrium in elite Chinese winter wheat investigated with SSR markers. 2012. Plos One. 7(9), e44510. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044510.

6.   Khan, M.B., Yasir, T.A., Aman, M. 2005. Growth and yield comparison of different linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) genotypes planted at different row spacing. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 7(3), 515-17.

7.   Khan, M.B., Asif, M., Aman, M., Ahmad, T. 2002. Impact of intra-row spacing on growth and yield of some maize cultivars. Journal of Research (Science), B.Z.U. Multan, Pakistan. 13 (2), 135-138.

8.   Yasir, T.A., Tian, L., Chen, X.J., Condon, A.G., Hu, Y.G. Ash content, K concentration and leaf chlorophyll content as alternative criteria to grain carbon isotope discrimination for assessing drought tolerance and yield potential in common bread wheat (Under Review).



1.    Plant Physiology, Crop Production

2.    Water Management, Drought Tolerance

3.    Yield Predicting Traits

4.    DNA Extraction, PCR Amplification & Purification, Transformation & Cloning

5.    DNA Sequence Analysis, SNP Analysis

6.   Association Analysis of SNPs and Phenotypic Traits


1.   Combined China-EU-Australia Workshop on Phenotyping for Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Water Use Efficiency in Crop Breeding, Yangling, Xi’an, China, May 10-13, 2013.

2.   International Conference on Agriculture Water Efficient Use in Arid Regions, Yangling, Shaanxi, China, August 18-20, 2011.

3.   The China-EU workshop on New Technologies and Methods in Crop Molecular Breeding, Beijing, China, June 20-22, 2011.



Operating Systems                    :           DOS, Windows XP, Windows 7

Microsoft Office  2010               :           MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-Power Point

Statistical software                     :           SAS Ver. 8.01; SPSS, Ver. 16; TASSEL

Bioinformatics Software     :           Bioedit; Primer Premier 6; CLC workbench



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