Department of Agricultural Microbiology


Department of Agricultural Microbiology (AMB) was established in December 2017. It was subsequently composed of the subject group of Agriculture Environment under the framework of credit system of Yezin Agricultural University. Currently, the department is being under equipped with laboratory facilities.

Vision/ Objective

To impart and maintain quality in education, research and extension activities in the field of Agricultural Microbiology


To train students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to expertize in microbial technology and strengthen the capacity of research

The priority areas include:

  • Climate change, its impact on beneficial soil microflora and mitigation of climate change by exploiting microbes
  • Soil and plant disease management through bioinoculants
  • Identification of indigenous microbes
  • Rapid composting of bio-solid waste using microbial consortia
  • Small/Large scale production and distribution of microbial inoculants
  • Documentation of microbial diversity

Plan for Facilities

  • Standard laboratory
  • Preparatory lab
  • Molecular biology lab
  • Bioinoculants production unit
  • Composting unit for bio-solid wastes
  • Experiment and lecture room
  • Green house
Dr. Yu Yu Min
Head of Department
Ph.D (Plant Nematology, Microbiology)

U Tin Htun Naing
M.Sc (Soil and Water Science)

Subjects offered from the department are interdisciplinary courses related to agricultural sciences. Basic and fundamental of Microbiology are offered to undergraduate students. The basic structure and biology of microorganisms will be covered, with a focus on bacteria, protozoa, viruses and fungi. This subject introduces students are introduced to the diverse world of microbiology and the roles that microorganisms play in all aspects of agriculture, including animal, plant and soil science. Meanwhile the whole scheme of curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses is being under construction.


• Two postgraduate students from Tokyo University of Agriculture and technology (TUAT) were joined under the short term student exchange program between YAU and TUAT. They conducted part of their graduation research; effect green manure and root exduates on nematode hatching efficacy and isolation of nematophagus fungi at the department from Dec 2019 – Feb 2020.
• At present, we accept five undergraduate students to study in the field of microbiology.

Undergraduate courses in credit hour saving system
Subject CodeCourse TitleCompulsory/SelectiveCredit
AMB- 101Introduction to MicrobiologyC2
AMB -102General Agricultural  MicrobiologyC/S3
AMB -103Applied Microbiology 1C/S3
AMB -104Microbial Techniques 1C/S3
AMB -105Applied Microbiology 2C/S3
AMB -106Microbial Techniques 2C/S3
AMB -107Microbial GeneticsC/S3
AMB -108Bio control Agents and  Microbial Techniques 3C/S3
AMB -109Special Topics 1C/S3
AMB -110Special Topic 2C/S3
AMB -111Special Topic 2C/S3
AMB -131Scientific writingC1
AMB -132Presentation practice skillC1
AMB -133Special research groupC8
AMB-134Special field AssignmentC1
GAG-135General AgricultureC3

Research program

No. Research TitleLeaderFunding Agency
1Occurrence and distribution of Pigeon pea cyst nematode in major sesame growing areas in MyanmarDr. Yu Yu MinJICA
2Screening of potential biocontrol agents (Trichoderma spp.) from soilDr. Yu Yu MinYAU
3Evaluation of Azolla on rice root rot nematode disease and its impact on yieldDr. Yu Yu MinYAU