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Farzaneh Najafi

Assistant Professor

Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences,

 Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.

Tel: +982188848940

Fax: +982188848940

Email addresses:

najafi_f@khu.ac.ir

Ph.D. : Plant Physiology, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran, Iran (2005).

M.Sc. : Plant Sciences, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran, Iran (1994).

B.Sc.  : Biology Sciences, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran, Iran (1984).

Publications:

Akbarpour, M., Khavari-Nejad, R. A., Moumeni, A., Najafi, F. (2016): Molecular and physiological performance in response to drought stress in Iranian rice cultivars. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 63(1): 158- 165.

Najafi, F., Shaban, S.(2015): The effect of pretreatment of ozone and citric acid on quality of fresh-cut lettuce (Lettuce sativa L.) preserved into modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). International Journal of Biosciences. 6(1): 98- 108.

Mardani- Nejad, S., Khavari-Nejad, R. A., Saadatmand, S., Najafi, F., Aberomand Azar, P. (2015): Ability to reduce the risk of free radicals and fenton reaction by ethanol extract of Catharanthus roseus L. International Journal of Biosciences. 6(1): 370- 376.

Pouresmael, M., Khavari-Nejad, R. A., Mozafari, J., Najafi, F., Moradi, F.(2015): Diverse responses of tolerant and sensitive lines of chickpea to drought stress. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. DOI: 10. 1080/03650340.2015.1017721.

Firuzeh, R., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Najafi, F., Saadatmand, S.(2015): Effect of gibberellins on sugar, protein and malondialdehyde contents in savory plant (Satureja hortensis L.) under salt stress. Jouranl of  Applied Environmental. 5(7S): 23- 29.

Pouresmael, M., Mozafari, J., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Najafi, F., Moradi, F. (2015): Identification of possible mechanisms of chickpea (Cicer arietimum L.) drought tolerance using cDNA-AFLP. J.Agr. Sci. Tech. 17: 1303- 1317.

Mardani-Nejad, S., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Saadatmand, S., Najafi, F., Aberomand Azar, P. (2015): Mechanisms of non- enzymaic antioxidant defence systems of different organs of Catharanthus reseus for protective of cell membrane. Journal of Herbal Drug. 5(4): 219- 224.

Mohebbi, S., Mostofi, Y., Zamani, Z., Najafi, F.(2015). Influence of modified atmosphere packaging on storability and postharvest quality of cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) fruits. Notulae Scientia Biologicae. 7(1): 116- 122.

Faghani, E., Gharechahi, J., Komatsu, S., Mirzaei, M., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Najafi, F., Karimi, L., Hosseini Salekdeh, G. (2015): Data in support of comparative physiology and proteomic analysis of two wheat genotypes contrasting in drought tolernace. Data in Brief. 2: 26- 28.

Banihashemi, O., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Yassa, N., Najafi, F. ( 2015): Induction of hairy roots in Atropa komarovii using agrobacterium rhizogense.Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied life Sciences. 5(S3): 2014- 2020.

Gharari, Z., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Shekaste Band, R., Najafi, F., Nabiuni, M., Irian, S. (2014): The role of Mn- SOD and Fe- SOD genes in the response to low temperature in chs mutants of Arabidopsis. Turkish Journal of Botnay. 38: 80- 88.

Hasanloo, T., Eskandari, S., Najafi, F. (2014): Chitosan (middle- viscous) as an effective elicitor for silymarin production in Silybum marianum hairy root cultures. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy. 1: 9-13.

Hassanpour, H., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Niknam, V., Razavi, K., Najafi, F. (2014): Effect of penconazole and drought stress on the essential oil composition and gene expression of Mentha pulegium L. (Lamiaceae) at flowering stage. Acta Physiol. Plant. 36: 1167- 1175.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F., Rezaei, M. (2014): The influence of cadmium toxicity on some physiological parameters as affected by iron in rice (Oryza sative L.) plant. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 37: 1202- 1213.

Khademi, S., Khavari- Nejad, R.A., Saadatmand, S., Najafi, F. (2014): The effects of exogenous salicylic acid in the antioxidant defense system in canola plants ( Brassica napus L.) exposed to copper. International Journal of Biosciences. 5(2): 64-73.

Sarafraz-Ardakani, M.R., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Moradi, F., Najafi, F. (2014): Abscisic acid and cytokinin- induced carbohydrate and antioxidant levels regulation in drought-resistnat and susceptible wheat cultivar during grain filling under field conditions. International Journal of Biosciences. 5(8): 11- 24.

Sarafraz-Ardakani, M.R., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Moradi, F., Najafi, F. (2014): Abscisic acid and cytokinin- induced osmotic and antioxidant regulation in two drought tolerance and drought sensitive cultivars of wheat during grain filling under water deficit in field conditions. Not. Sci. Biol. 6(3): 354- 362.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi,F., Angaji, S.A., Shafiei, S. (2013): Molecular and physiological studies on basil under cadmium stress. American- Eurasian J. Agric. and Environ. Sci. 13(6): 754- 762.

Angaji, S.A., Najafi,F., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Soltani, E. (2013): The analysis of gene expression to identify interaction of gibberellic acid and salinity using differential display-PCR in chickpea. Advances in Environmental Biology. 7(6): 1058-1063.

Nowruzi, B., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Sivonen, K., Kazemi, B., Najafi, F., Nejadsattari, T. (2013): Optimization of cultivation conditions to maximize extracellular investments of two Nostoc strains. Algological Studies. 142, 63-76.

Rezaee Kivi, A., Khavari- Nejad, R.A., Dehgan, G., Najafi, F., Hajilo, J. (2013): Antioxidant capacity and phytochemical properties of raspberry species in Iran. International Journal of Biosciences. 3(6): 145- 152.

Nowruzi, B., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Sivonen, K., Kazemi, B., Najafi, F., Nejadsattari, T.(2013): Identification and toxigenic potential of a cyanobacterial strain (Stigomena sp.). Progress in Biological Sciences. 79-85.

Babaei, S., Najafi, F., Soltani, N. Khavari-Nejad, R.A. , Abbaspanah, B. (2013): Physiological responses of Anabaena sp. ISC55 to crude oil and its potential for biodegradation. International Journal of Algae, 15(3):264- 273.

Hassanpour, H., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Niknam, V., Najafi, F., Razavi, Kh. (2013): Penconazole induced changes in photosynthesis, ion acquisition and protein profile of mentha pulegium L. under drought stress. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants. DOI 10.1107/s 12298-013-0192-4.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi,F., Tofighi,C. (2013): The effects of nitrate and phosphate deficiencies on certain biochemical metabolites in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv Urbana) plant. Journal of Stress Physiology and Biochemistry. 9(2): 64-73.

Pouresmaeil, M., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Mozafari, J., Najafi, F., Moradi, F. (2013): Efficiency of screening criteria for drought tolerance in chickpea. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. DOI:10.1080/03650340.2012.758361.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Shekaste Band, R., Najafi,F., Nabiuni, M., Gharari, Z. (2013): The role of Pro-P5C cycle in chs Mutants of Arabidopsis under cold stress. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 60(3):375-382.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi,F., Angaji, S.A., Esmaili, Z. (2013): Differential gene expression profiling in two cultivars of colza under aluminum stress (Brassica napus L.). Advances in Environmental Biology. 7(9): 2567- 2572.

Sartipnia, N., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Babaeizad, V., Nejadsattari, T., Najafi, F. (2013): Effect of Piriformospora indica on antioxidant enzymes activity of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under lead stress. International Jornal of Biosciences. 3(12): 55- 64.

Pouresmaeil, M., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Mozafari, J., Najafi, F., Moradi, F. (2012): Wild Cicer species response to drought stress through different mechanisms. Advances in Environmental Biology. 6(11): 2966- 2975.

Pouresmaeil, M., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Mozafari, J., Najafi, F., Moradi, F., Akbari, M. (2012): Identification of drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) landraces. Crop Breeding Journal. 2(2): 101-110.

Faghani, E., Khavari-Nejad R.A., Hosseini Salekdeh , G., Najafi, F. (2012): Evaluation of cuticular wax deposition, stomata and carbohydrate of wheat leaves for screening drought tolerance. Advances in Environmental Biology. 6(13): 4035- 4040.

Karimi, P. Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Niknam, V., Ghahremaninejad, F. and Najafi,F. (2012): The effects of excess copper on antioxidative enzymes, lipid peroxidation, proline, chlorophyll and concentration of Mn, Fe and Cu in Astragalus neo-mobayenii. The Scientific World Journal. DOI:10.1100/2012/615670.

Bahareh Nowruzi, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad, Karina Sivonen, Bahram Kazemi, Farzaneh Najafi and Taher Nejadsattari, (2012): Identification and toxigenic potential of Nostoc sp. Algae. 27(4):1-11.

Rajabi, R., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Ghanati, F., Najafi, F. (2012): Effects of stress induced by post-emergence application of metribuzin herbicide on wheat. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11(16):3773- 3778.

Bahareh Nowruzi, Ramazan-Ali Khavari-Nejad, Karina Sivonen, Bahram Kazemi, Farzaneh Najafi and Taher Nejadsattari. (2012): Phlogenetic and morphological evaluation of two species of Nostoc (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria) in certain physiological conditions. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 7(27): 3887- 3897.

Nowruzi, B., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Sivonen, K.,  Kazemi, B., Najafi, F. and Nejadsattari, T. (2012): A gene expression study on strains of Nostoc (Cyanobacteria) revealing antimicrobial activity under mixotrophic conditions. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11(51): 11296- 11308.

Hassanpour, H., Khavari-Nejad, R.A. Niknam, V., Najafi,F. and Razavi, K. (2012):  Effects of  penconazole and water deficit stress on physiological and antioxidative responses in pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.). Acta Physiol Plant. 34(4): 1537-1549

Shadi Rahimi, Tahereh Hasanloo, Farzaneh Najafi and Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad (2012): Methyl jasmonate influence on silymarin production and plant stress responses in Silybum marianum hairy root cultures  in a bioreactor. Natural Product Research. 26(18): 1662- 1667.

Rahbarian, R., Khavari- Nejad, R.A., Ganjeali, A., Bagheri, A., Najafi, F., Roshanfekr, M. (2012) : Use of biochemical indices and antioxidant enzymes as a screening technique for drought tolerance in chickpea genotypes (Cicer arietinum L.). African Journal of Agricultural Research. 7(39): 5372- 5380.

Rahbarian, R., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., GanjeAli, A., Bagheri, A. and Najafi,F. (2011): Drought stress effects on photosynthesis, chlorophyll fluorescence and water relations in tolerant and susceptible chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica. 53(1): 47-56.

Asadi, A., Khavari-Nejad, R., Soltani, N., Najafi, F., Molaie-Rad, A. (2011): Physiological and antimicrobial characterization of some cyanobacteria isolated from the rice fields in Iran. Journal of Agricultural Technology. 7(3): 649- 663.

Akram Asadi, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad, Neda Soltani, Farzaneh Najafi and Ahmad Molaie-Rad.(2011): Physiological variability in cyanobacterium Phormidium sp. Kutzing ISC31 (Oscillatoriales) as response to varied microwave intensities. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 6(7): 1673-1681.

Farzaneh Najafi, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad and Fatemeh Hasanjanzadeh. (2011): The physiological responses of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) to NiSO4. African Journal of Plant Science. 5(3): 201- 206.

Shadi Rahimi, Tahereh Hasanloo, Farzaneh Najafi, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad (2011): Enhancement of silymarin accumulation using precuresor feeding in Silybum marianum hairy root cultures. Plant Omics Journal. 4(1): 34- 39.

Najafi, F., Khavari- Nejad, R. A. and Siah Ali, M. (2010): The effects of salt stress on certain physiological parameters in summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.) plants. Journal of Stress Physiology and Biochemistry. 6(1): 13- 21.

Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Najafi, F. and Tofighi, C. (2009): Diverse responses of tomato to N and P dificiency. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 11: 209- 213.

Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Najafi, F. and Khavari- Nejad, S. (2008): Growth and some physiological parameters of four sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) cultivars as affected by salinity. Pakistan Journal of Biological Science. 11(10): 1390- 1393.

Najafi, F., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Rastgar- Jazii, F. and Sticklen, M. (2007): Growth and some physiological attributes of pea (Pisum sativum L.) as affected by salinity. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 10( 6): 2752- 2755.

Najafi, F., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Rastgar- Jazii, F. and Sticklen, M. (2006): Physiological changes in pea (Pisum sativum L.) under NaCl salinity. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 9(5): 974- 978.

Najafi, F., Rastgar- Jazii, F., Khavari- Nejad, R. A. and Sticklen, M. (2005): Salt tolerance in transgenci pea (Pisum sativum L.) plants by P5CS gene transfer. Journal of Plant Biotechnology. 7(4):233- 240.

Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Najafi, F. (1990): Growth parameters in sunflower plants as affected by Ca2+/ Na interactions under NaCl salinity. Photosynthetica. 24(1): 155- 162.

Conferences

Tofighi, C., Khavari- Nejad, R. A., Najafi, F., Razavi, K. , Rejali, F. (2015): Improving of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) plant tolerance to the salt stress by Glomus mosseae. 2nd Iranian Mycological Congress. 23- 25 August, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F., Afshar- Mohammadian, M., Fallah, S.F. Interanction of sodium arsenate and gibberellic acid on certain growth parameters and proline content in rice var. Tarum. Iranian Society of Plant Physiology.7 May. 2014. Isfahan. Iran.

Aslani, F., Khavari-Nejad R.A., Najafi, F. Oxidative stress and antioxidant defense mechanisms in response to chromium treatments in Zea mays L. National coference on Modern Biological Sciences and Technologies. 24 Jan. 2013.

Gharari, Z., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Shekaste Band, R., Najafi,F., Nabiuni, M., The expression of 50 KD protein in the Chs mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. National coference on Modern Biological Sciences and Technologies. 24 Jan. 2013.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F., Gholizadeh Sarcheshmeh, M. Effects of exogenous sulfosalicylic acid on antioxidant enzymes activities in leaves of Brassica napus L. under mercury stress. National Cogress on Medicianl Plants. 16, 17 May 2012. Kish Island.

Erfandoust, Z., Najafi, F., Tavakkoli, Z., Rashidbaghan, A. Comparison of antibacterial properties of Mentha longifolia L. hudson var. chlorodictya rech.f.cultivated in Sabzevar and Gorgan. 13thIranian Pharmaceutical Sciences Congress. Isfehan-Iran. 2012.

Khavari-Nejad R.A., Najafi, F. Aslani, F. Phytoremediation potential of Zea mays L. for Cr(VI) contaminated soils. The first National Conference of Phytoremediation. Kerman, 16 Feb. 2011.

Najafi, F. Khavari-Nejad R.A., Rahmani, M. The effect of salicylic acid on gas exchange and pigments contents in two cultivars of rice (Oryz sativa L.) under NaCl stress. 2th National Conference of  Plant Physiology.Yazd University, 28- 29 April 2011.

Hassanpou, H., Khavari-Nejad, R.A. Niknam, V., Najafi,F. and Razavi, K. Effect of penconazole fungicide of growth, photosynthesis and chlorophyll content in pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.). 2thNational Conference of  Plant Physiology.Yazd University, 28- 29 April 2011.

Bahareh Abaspanah, Farzaneh Najafi, Neda Soltani, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad.

The effects of naphthalene on phycobiliproteins, carbon and nitrogen assimilation in cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya sp. ISC 25. The First National Conference of Phycology of Iran. Shahid Beheshti University. 14- 16 September 2011.

Bahareh Abaspanah, Farzaneh Najafi, Neda Soltani, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad.

Degradation of naphthalene by cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya sp. ISC 25. The First National Conference of Phycology of Iran. Shahid Beheshti University. 14- 16 September 2011.

Samareh Babaei, Farzaneh Najafi, Neda Soltani, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad. Degradation of crude oil by cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. ISC 55. The First National Conference of Phycology of Iran. Shahid Beheshti University. 14- 16 September 2011.

Samareh Babaei, Farzaneh Najafi, Neda Soltani, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad. Variation of light receptor complex photosynthesis and nitrogenase activity of cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. ISC55 under crude oil pollution. The First National Conference of Phycology of Iran. Shahid Beheshti University. 14- 16 September 2011.

Najafi, F., Khavari-Nejad, R.A. and Mohammadi, F.: Effects of different concentrations of Indole Acetic Acid (IAA) on growth and photosynthesis in soybean (Glycin max L. Merr.) plants under AlCl3 stress. 16th National and 4th International Conference of Biology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. 14-16 September 2010.

Najafi,F., Khavari-Nejad, R.A. and Rahmani, M.: The effects of salicylic acid on certain physiological parameters in two cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L.) under NaCl stress. 16th National and 4th International Conference of Biology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. 14-16 September 2010.

Najafi, F., Mehrabian, S., Khavari-Nejad, R.A. and Ghorbani, Y.: Effect of salt stress on growth parameters and pigments contents of Dill (Anethum graveolens L.). 16th National and 4th International Conference of Biology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. 14-16 September 2010.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F. and Babri-Bonab, R.: Effects of different concentrations of copper sulfate (CuSO4) on certain physiological parameters in bean(Phaseolus vulgaris L.). 16th National and 4th International Conference of Biology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. 14-16 September 2010.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F. and Ranjbari, M.: Effects of different concentrations of gibberellin on growth and photosynthesis in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L. cv.ch) plants under cadmium chloride stress. 16th National and 4th International Conference of Biology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. 14-16 September 2010.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F. and Salehi, M.: The effects of different concentrations of aluminium chloride(AlCl3) on certain physiological parameters in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plant.16thNational and 4th International Conference of Biology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. 14-16 September 2010.

Najafi,F., Khavari-Nejad, R.A. and Parvin, N. The effects of naphthalene on growth and photosynthesis in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).National conference on Consumption Pattern Reforms in  Agriculture and Natural Resources(2009), Razi University.

Najafi,F., Khavari-Nejad, R.A. and Parvin, N. The effects of naphthalene as an oil polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon on certain physiological parameters in fescue            (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) plants. National conference of Biology students(NCBS-2009), Shahrekord University.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F. and Sharari, A. : The effects of molybdenum on the growth and photosynthesis in two cultivars of wheat plants. National conference of Biology students(NCBS-2009), Shahrekord University.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F.and Ghorbanpoor,A. : The study of interaction between cadmium and potassium on photosynthesis and some physiological parameters in soybean (Glycin max(L.) Merr.). The 15th National and Third International Conference of Biology. 19-21 Aug 2008. University of Tehran.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F., Tofighi, K.:Enhancement of anthocyanin pigment accumulation in vegetative tissues of tomato(Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)plants under nitrogen and phosphorus deficiencies of environment. The Iranian National Congress on Food Science and Technology. 13 December 2007.Tehran, Iran

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F., Tofighi, K.: Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus deficiency on  anthocyanin accumulation in Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Vegetative tissues. The 3rd congress of medicinal plants. 2007. Tehran, Iran.

Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Najafi, F., Foroughi,M.:The interaction of copper and manganese on growth and photosynthesis of tomato(Lycopersicum esculentum.Mill. cv.Urbanavf. The 9th Iranian cogress of biochemistry and the 2nd International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2007.Shiraz, Iran.

Najafi, F., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Rastgar-Jazii, F., and Sticklen, M. : Physiological responses to salt stress in growing pea (Pisum sativum L.) plants. 13th Iranian Biology Conference and 1th  Iranian  International Biology Conference.2005. Guilan University, Rasht, Iran.

Najafi, F., Khavari-Nejad, R.A., Rastgar-Jazii, F., and Sticklen, M. : Study of osmotic stress in pea (Pisum sativum L.) following transformation. 13th Iranian Biology Conference and 1th   International Biology Conference.2005. Guilan University, Rasht, Iran.

Books:

1-  Practical Plant Physiology .Omid Publications.2000.

2- Laboratory Manual of Analytical Techniques in Horticulture.Tehran University Publication.2006