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Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus 22060 Pakistan · Environmnetal Sciences

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Introduction
Arshad Mehmood Abbasi currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, at COMSATS University, Abbottabad campus-Pakistan. His current project is 'on ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemical composition and in vitro antioxidant activities of medicinal plants, fruits and vegetables'.
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May 2014 - present
South China University of Technology
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  • Foreign Expert and Post Doc. fellow
August 2013 - present
COMSATS University Islamabad
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  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2012 - present
COMSATS University Islamabad
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (313)
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Industrial wastewater irrigation of agriculture crops could cause a lot of environmental and health problems in developing countries due to heavy metals deposition in agriculture soils as well as edible plants consumption by human beings. Therefore, this study was conducted to find out heavy metals’ concentration in industrial wastewater and soil i...
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The emergence of resistant pathogenic bacterial strains has threatened the human beings and already developed remedial measures. Based on the traditional herbal therapeutic history, present study is aimed to assess in vitro and in silico inhibition potential of leaves extracts of Pinus roxburghii and Cedrus deodara against human pathogenic bacteria...
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The contamination of toxic trace metals in the food chain is one of the major threats to human health. Milk is part of a balanced diet, which is essential for proper growth, but the ingestion of contaminated milk may cause chronic health disorders. The present study is focused on the assessment of contamination of toxic trace metals in buffalo milk...
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The pump-irrigated soils of the coastal Chaouia in Morocco are subject to changes in their qualities due to the quality of the irrigation water and their proximity to the sea. This work aims to approach irrigation water quality and the influence of these waters on the quality of agricultural soils. The study is based on the systematic and selective...
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The unpredictably changing climatic conditions, especially high temperatures, are putting a continuous threat to sustainable cotton production. The current study was designed to investigate the impact of heat stress on several morpho-physiological, biochemical, and fibre quality-related traits. The results revealed the presence of significant varia...
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Background: Ethnobotanical studies play an important role in understanding the plant diversity, bio-cultural variability, utilization of plant-based resources, drug discovery and conservation efforts. The current paper reviews and assesses the ethnobotanical literature and documented medicinal plants of the region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Paki...
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The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a major economic pest in the United States and has recently become a significant concern in African and Asian countries. Due to its increased resistance to current management strategies, including pesticides and transgenic corn, alternative management techniques have become more necessary. Currently, sil...
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This research investigated the influence of microwave-assisted fluidized bed drying (MAFBD) on the antioxidant and phytochemical characteristics of Chicory. Microwave power, temperature, and air velocity were used as process variables varied between 180–540 W, 50–70 °C, and 15–20 m/s, respectively. The responses determined for deciding the optimal...
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Background: Eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is home to a vast range of medicinal and edible waterbird species due to its diverse geographical environment. Waterbird species have been used for various ailments and cultural practices since ancient times, while ethno-pharmacological applications and cultural uses of waterbird species in this area have sel...
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Abstract: Amphibians and reptiles have interacted with humans for millennia. However, humans interact with amphibian and reptile species in different manners, which depend on their culture and traditions. This study was designed to better understand the interactions between amphibian and reptile species and their usage among the native peoples in t...
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Diabetes Mellitus and the associated hyperglycemia trigger oxidative damage to tissues and organs. DM is obviously related to the salivary glands’ dysfunction. Ascorbic acid is a powerful dietary antioxidant. In this study, we investigated the ascorbic acid’s putative potential to conserve the structure and function of the major salivary glands in...
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Background: The use of animals and animal-derived products in ethnopharmacological applications is an ancient human practice that continues in many regions today. The local people of the Himalayan region harbor rich traditional knowledge used to treat a variety of human ailments. The present study was intended with the aim of examining animal-based...
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Inorganic pollutant, specifically heavy metals’ contamination, is a significant matter of concern and is one of the key contributors in various health disorders including cancer. However, the interaction of heavy metals (HMs) with lung cancer has rarely been explored yet. Therefore, the present study was intended with the aim to identify the intera...
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Genetic diversity and Agro-climatic conditions contribute significantly to the agronomic and morphological features of the food plant species, and their nutraceutical potential. The present study was intended to evaluate the impact of growing conditions on total phenolic and total flavonoid contents, and in vitro antioxidant potential in the bulbs...
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Nitrogen fertilization and irrigation patterns have been extensively studied for common maize (Zea mays L.), but there is limited published work for Zhengda 619, especially in subtropical areas. Nitrogen (N) fertilizer and irrigation play an important role in crop growth and yield improvements. The study aimed to investigate the yield, growth, chlo...
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Cross–cultural food studies among various ethnic groups are crucial for understanding patterns of food preferences. The study recorded wild food plants (WFPs) gathered among Baloch, Brahui, Dehwar, Hazaras, and Pathans living in northwest Balochistan, Pakistan. A total of 68 taxa were recorded, of which only one–fifth were commonly used among the v...
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Traditional diets exist in all cultures and geographic regions, and they often represent healthy eating options. Traditional culinary preparations have, however, often undergone profound change, even in the isolated Himalayan region. Therefore, we adapted methods to identify traditional plant foraging activities to better understand their significa...
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Melatonin is effective in modulating metabolism and regulating growth and development in many plants under biotic and abiotic stress. However, there is no systematic quantification of melatonin effects on maize growth, gas exchange, chlorophyll content, and the antioxidant defense system. A meta-analysis was conducted on thirty-two currently availa...
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Cortex Mori Radicis (CMR) is enriched in various phenolics, this study aimed to estimate the antioxidant effect, enzyme (lipase, α-amylase, α-glucosidase and acetyl-cholinesterase) inhibition and the anti-proliferative effect of the phenolic compounds in CMR. However, the amount of these compounds obtained from CMR is highly dependent on the proces...
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Present study was conducted to investigate the adsorption and ultrasound-assisted ad-sorption potential of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and silver nanoparticles loaded on chitosan (AgCS composite) as nano-adsorbents for methylene blue (MB) removal. AgNPs were synthesized using leaf extract of Ligustrum lucidum, which were incorporated on the chitos...
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is currently one of the most frequent malignant neoplasms, ranking 3rd in incidence and 2nd in mortality both in the USA and across the world. The pathogenesis of CRC is a complex interaction between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors such as exposure to metals. Therefore, the present study was intended to asse...
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Bacterial infections are increasing in recent years and developing with more resistance to antibiotics. There is a need of designing antimicrobial peptides (AMP) against these bacterial pathogens. In this study, we derived an AMP, substance P (SP) named RM12, from tachykinin protein obtained from an earlier developed transcriptome library of a tele...
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Grape plant (Vitis vinifera L.) is a species of the family Vitaceae. It is an economically important fruit plant abundantly grown all over the world. Vitaceae comprised of 900 species distributed across tropical, sub-tropical and partially temperate sorts of climatic zones. In the current study we aimed to evaluate the antioxidant activities of gra...
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Oxytetracycline is widely used in veterinary and human medicine. It has been detected in wastewater from pharmaceuticals, hospitals and domestic wastewater. In recent years, much more attention has been directed towards glutathione transferases (GSTs) because of their bio-transforming ability of antibiotics. In this study, 19 Lactobacillus strains...
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Flubendiamide is a new class of chemical pesticide with broad spectrum activity against lepidopteran pests. Due to limited approach and high specificity towards various non targeted organisms, the unrestricted application of this pesticide as a prominent alternate for organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides, causing serious environmental poll...
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Forests constitute about thirty percent of total land of district Abbottabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. However, local populations utilize these forests to fulfill the requirements of fodder, fuelwood and sawn timber. Most studies; based on exploration of the composition of vascular and non-vascular floral species after human-induced...
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Water shortage is a major problem limiting the expansion of green areas and landscapes. Using seawater as an alternative source of potable water is not a novel idea, but the issue of salt stress needs to be resolved. Salinity has a negative impact on growth and the aesthetic value of ornamental plants. In order to overcome these challenges, Lathyru...
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The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, and the mold Aspergillus flavus are well known threats of stored grain commodities, causing nutritional loss and poisoning of stored products, respectively. T. castaneum has developed resistance against most insecticides, leading to the use of extensive amounts of synthetic insecticides to protect stored g...
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In Islamic legal system crimes are of three types: Hadd, Qisas and Ta’zir. The Hooded are fixed punishment. The western jurists and scholars mark considerable condemnation on such sort of penalties, some Muslim scholars and jurists follow them, who try to demonstrate right and correct follow Sir Syed etc. but ignore the view point of majority of Mu...
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Like plants, fauna is also utilized in folklore as well as modern medicine. Current research was planned with intend to note the folklore utilizes of freshwater fish fauna among the people in surrounding area of the Jhelum river, in province of Punjab, Pakistan. Folklores of fishes were analyzed utilizing various indices. During research, 15 specie...
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Microaeration pretreatment can enhance lignin degradation of lignocellulosic biomass and subsequent biogas production during anaerobic digestion (AD). However, the reported values of effective aeration dose, aeration contact time, and aeration frequency differ with substrates riddling the selection of a suitable combination. A serial approach was a...
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The nomadic pastoral indigenous communities of the Ladakhi people share roots with Tibetan culture in terms of food, clothing, religion, festivals, and habits, and rely widely on plant resources for survival and livelihood. This survey was conducted during 2020–2021 to document the indigenous knowledge about plant resources of the Balti, Beda, and...
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Being a global concern, the current scenario of food chain contamination is one of the major threats to human health. Unrestrained human population, industrialization, urbanization, and extensive use of agrochemicals are among the major causes of heavy metals (HMs) contamination in the food chain. The present study was intended to quantify some HMs...
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The strong association between POPs and breast cancer in humans has been suggested in various epidemiological studies. However, the interaction of POPs with the ERα protein of breast cancer, and identification of natural and synthetic compounds to inhibit this interaction, is mysterious yet. Consequently, the present study aimed to explore the inte...
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Fragaria nubicola(Hook. f,.) Lindl. ex Lacaita.: Fragaria vesca var. nubicola Hook. f.; Potentilla nubicola Lindl. ex Hook. f.
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Isatis stocksii Boiss.: Pachypterygium macranthum Rchb. f.; Pachypterygium stocksii (Boiss.) Hedge.
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Indigofera heteranthaWall. ex Brandis: Indigofera heterantha var. gerardiana (Wall.ex Baker in Hook. f.) Ali; Indigofera gerardiana Graham
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Datura stramoniumL.: Datura bertolonii Parl. ex Guss.; Datura inermis Juss. ex Jacq.; Datura lurida Salisb.; Datura nigra Hassk; Datura parviflora Salisb.; Datura pseudostramonium Sieber ex Bernh.; Datura stramonium var. tatula (L.) Torr.; Datura tatula L.; Stramonium foetidum Scop.; Stramonium spinosum Lam.; Stramonium tatula (L.) Moench; Stramoni...
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Bergenia ciliata (Royle) A.B.r. ex Engl.; Bergenia ligulata var. ciliata (Royle) Engl.; Bergenia thysanodes (Lindl.) C.K. Schneid.; Megasea ciliata Haw.; Saxifraga ciliata Royle; Saxifraga ligulata Wall.; Saxifraga pacumbis Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don nom. inval.; Saxifraga thysanodes Lindl.
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Dysosma emodi (Wall. ex Royle) Hiroe; Podophyllum emodi Wall.; Podophyllum emodi Wall ex Hook.f. & Thoms.; Podophyllum emodi var. hexandrum (Royle) Chatterjee & Mukerjee; Podophyllum hexandrum var. axillare (R. Chatterjee & Mukerjee) Browicz; Podophyllum hexandrum var. bhootanense (Chatterjee & Mukerjee) Browicz; Podophyllum hexandrum var. emodi (H...
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Daphne bholuaBuch.-Ham. ex D. Don.: Daphne cannabina var. bholua (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Keiss.
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Rubus ellipticusSm.: Rubus ellipticus Sm.; Rubus ellipticus var. ellipticus.; Rubus ellipticus subsp. fasciculatus (Duthie) Focke; Rubus ellipticus var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke; Rubus ellipticus f. obcordatus Franch.; Rubus ellipticus f. denudatus Hook.; Rubus flavus D. Don.
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Rumex nepalensisSpreng.: Rumex baehnii Rech. f., Rumex bequaertii De Wild., Rumex bequaertii var. quarrei (De Wild.) Robyns., Rumex camptodon Rech. f., Rumex esquirolii H. Lév., Rumex hamatus Trevir., Rumex hamulosus Meisn., Rumex hararensis Dammer., Rumex nepalensis var. nepalensis, Rumex quarrei De Wild., Rumex ramulosus Meisn., Rumex roxburghian...
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Chenopodium albumL.:Chenopodium centrorubrum Nakai; Chenopodium virgatum Thunb.; Chenopodium iljinii Golosk
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Acistoma coccineum Zipp. ex Span., Grislea micropetala Hochst. & Steud., Grislea punctata Buch. Ham. ex Sm., Grislea tomentosa Roxb., Lythrum fruticosum L., Lythrum hunteri DC., Lythrum punctatum Span., Woodfordia floribunda Salisb., Woodfordia fruticosa fo. genunia Kurz ex Koehne, Woodfordia tomentosa Bedd.
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Mallotus philippensis(Lam.) Müll.-Arg.: Echinus philippinensis Baill.; Rotlera tinctoria Roxb.
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Ephedra gerardianaWall. ex Stapf: Ephedra distachya L., Ephedra vulgaris Willk.
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Rosa brunoniiLindl.: Rosa clavigera H. Lév., Rosa moschata var. nepalensis Lindl., Rosa pubescens Roxb.
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Skimmia arborescensT. Anderson ex Gamble:Skimmia euphlebia Merr., Skimmia japonica var. euphlebia (Merr.) N.P. Taylor, Skimmia japonica var. kwangsiensis (C.C. Huang) N.P. Taylor, Skimmia kwangsiensis C.C. Huang
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Juglans regia var. chinensis D. DC.; Juglans duclouxiana Dode; Juglans fallax Dode; Juglans kamaonia (C. DC.) Dode; Juglans orientis Dode; Juglans sinensis (C. DC.) Dode
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Papaver dubiumL.: Papaver albiflorum Paczoski; Papaver laevigatum M. Bieb.; Papaver litwinowii Fedde ex Bornm.; Papaver nothum Steven
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Geranium collinumStepham ex Willd.: Geranium collinum var. euglandulosum Ledeb.; Geranium collinum var. glandulosum Ledeb.; Geranium pseudoaconitifolium Blatt.
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Elaeagnus angustifoliaL. var.angustifoliaL.: Elaeagnus angustifolia fo. culta Sosn., Elaeagnus angustifolia var. caspica Sosn., Elaeagnus angustifolia var. virescens Sosn., Elaeagnus hortensis M. Bieb., Elaeagnus hortensis subsp. moorscroftii (Wall. ex Schltr.) Servett., Elaeagnus moorcroftii Wall. ex Schltr., Elaeagnus oleaster L.
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Betula utilisD. Don:Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis C.K. Schneid., Betula bhojpattra Lindl. ex Wall., Betula bhojpattra var. latifolia Regel, Betula jacquemontii Spach, Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (Spach) H.J.P. Winkl., Betula utilis var. prattii Burkill
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Abies pindrow(Royle ex D. Don.) Royle: Abies webbiana var. pindrow (Royle ex D. Don) Brandis; Pinus pindrow Royle ex. D. Don
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Plantago depressaWilld.:Plantago depressa f. magnibracteata (Tosh.) Tanaka & T. K. Zhen, Plantago depressa subsp. turczaninowii (Ganesch.) Tzvelev, Plantago paludosa Turcz. ex Ledeb., Plantago sibirica Poir., Plantago tibetica Hook. f. & Thomson, Plantago depressa var. eudepressa Ganesch., Plantago depressa f. glaberrima Kom., Plantago depressa f....
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Bauhinia variegataL.:Bauhinia candida Aiton, Bauhinia chinensis Vogel, Bauhinia decora L. Uribe, Bauhinia variegata var. candida Buch.-Ham., Bauhinia variegata var. chinensis DC., Bauhinia variegata (L.) Benth., Phanera variegata (L.) Benth.
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Justicia adhatoda L.: Adhatoda adhatoda (L.) Huth; Adhatoda arborea Raf.; Adhatoda pubescens Moench; Adhatoda vasica Nees; Adhatoda zeylanica Medik.; Dianthera latifolia Salisb.; Ecbolium adhatoda (L.) Kuntze; Ecbolium latifolium (Benth. & Hook.f.) Kuntze; Gendarussa adhadota Steud.; Justicia caracasana Sieber ex Nees.
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Cichorium intybus:Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Shin guly; Urdu: Kasni; Gilgit-Baltistan: Cheti char; Pashto: Han هان,; Malataya: Hindiba; English: Chicory.
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Aesculus indicaI var. concolor Browicz; Pavia indica Royle; Pawia indica (Colebr.) Kuntze; Pavia indica Wall. ex Cambess.