Focus and Scope

Plant Tissue culture scientists in Bangladesh felt an urgent need to establish a separate organization to promote research in tissue culture and related areas and popularize the applied side of this science for the economic benefit of the country. Thus came into being in 1991, the Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture (BAPTC) with a biannual journal captioned, PTC Journal to publish scholarly research articles of its members and at the same time keeping it open to scientists outside the country. BAPTC soon realized that tissue culture without genetic engineering has limited uses; so in order to keep abreast with modern trends, the Association's name was changed to BAPTC&B; so also the name of the journal as PTC&B journal to include research articles in specific areas of plant biotechnology. The journal also publishes review articles and has been gradually introducing new features such as 'News and Views' and 'Book Review'.

Early in the century, most of the journals in the developed countries began publishing articles online. BAPTC&B followed suit and since 2002 the journal has been publishing articles online and full articles are now accessible free of cost to browsers in the Association's website ( The journal is now in its 18th year of publication and is Indexed by Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases.

The journal has proved a regional publishing medium for scientists of the Indian subcontinent, the South East and the Middle East countries, Africa to publish their tissue culture and molecular biology related research findings.

Publication Frequency

The journal is biannual and is published in June and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board 2008-2010

Chief Editor

Professor A.S. Islam
C/o Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Executive Editor

Professor Rakha Hari Sarker
C/o Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh


Professor Syed Hadiuzzaman
C/o Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Professor M.M. Haque
C/o Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Professor O.I. Joarder
C/o Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

Professor S.K. Bhadra
C/o Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

Professor Zeba I Seraj
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Dr Md. Al-Amin
Head, Biotechnology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Professor Shyamal Kumar Roy
Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professor Mofazzal Hossain
Department of Horticulture, Bangabandhu Sk. Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Salna, Gazipur-1703, Bangladesh

Dr Asma Khatun
Principle Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Sher-e-Banglanagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Professor Lutful Hassan
Department of Genetics and Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Professor M Imdadul Hoque
C/o Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Advisory Board 2008-2010

Professor Richard E Litz
Department of Horticultural Sciences, Tropical Fruit Biotechnology, P.O. Box - 18905, SW 280 St., Homestead FL 33031 - 3314, USA

Professor S.C. Maheshwari
Guest Scientist, International Centre of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi - 110 067, India

Dr M.R. Davey
Plant Genetic Manipulation Group, Institute of Life Sciences, Nottingham University, NG7 2RD, UK

Professor Sant S. Bhojwani
Director, Dayal Bagh Educational Institute, Agra, U.P., India

Dr V.S. Reddy
ICGEB Campus, 8 Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, India

Professor Hans-Jorg Jacobsen
Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Hannover, Herrehauser Str. 2 D-30419 Hannover, Germany

Professor Dr. Christian Jung
Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Olshausen Str. 40, D-24098, Germany