F. Mokhatab Rafiei

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Kelussia odoratissima Mozzaf, formerly Apium odoratissima, is a plant locally called "Karafs", found in central Zagros region of Iran. Leaves and stems of the plant are traditionally used in the treatment of hypertension and inflammation. Lowering blood pressure effects of Kelussia odoratissima Mozzaf (wild celery) was(More)
Biotic and abiotic stresses affect plant development and production through alternation of the gene expression pattern. Gene expression itself is under the control of different regulators such as miRNAs and transcription factors (TFs). MiRNAs are known to play important roles in regulation of stress responses via interacting with their target mRNAs. Here,(More)
Plant-microbe interaction can be established as either symbiotic or pathogenic association. Regardless of any type of interaction interplayed, common strategy can be seen in the partners. Recent advances in bioinformatics and availability of abundant transcriptomics data have provided new tools for comparative analysis and achieving significant insights(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the morphological and physiological traits and the expression profile of antioxidant genes in four annual Medicago genotypes (M. truncatula Karaj; M. truncatula Qom; M. polymorpha; M. laciniata) under salinity. The experiment was carried out in a randomized complete block design, in which salinity (0 and 100 mM(More)
Drought is the major abiotic stress with adverse effects on growth and productivity of plants. It induces the expression of various genes that are involved in stress response and tolerant/sensitive phenotypes. In this study, the expression of several genes were analyzed in response to dehydration in almond (Prunus dulcis ‘Sefied’) to shed light on the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression in almost all plants and animals. They play an important role in key processes, such as proliferation, apoptosis, and pathogen-host interactions. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which miRNAs act are not fully understood. The first step toward unraveling the function of a(More)
Plants respond differently to salinity stress due to their unique gene architectures. Among genes, transcription factors (TFs) regulate many physiological and biochemical processes by modulating the rate of transcription initiation of target genes. Modulation of TFs has been correlated to the salt adaptation of any given genotype. In order to identify the(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the responses of three annual Medicago species (M. truncatula, M. laciniata, and M. polymorpha) to salinity. We analyzed publicly available microarray data in NCBI pertaining to salinity-response genes in M. truncatula. Our data search identified Tubby C2 (TLP) and ethylene responsive transcription factor 1 (ERF1)(More)
The current study was conducted to evaluate the physiological and molecular response of self-regenerating annual Medicago species (M. polymorpha and M. lupulina) to juglone exposure. A randomized complete block design was performed in which two treatment groups consisted of a control and juglone (10−4 M) allotted to main plots and genotypes assigned to(More)
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