Barkat Ali

Barkat Ali
Tianjin University | tju · School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Health Sciences Platform

Genetics
Looking for collaboration in projects related to Rust fungi identification and taxonomy

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Introduction
Barkat Ali research interest includes fungal taxonomy and systematics, plant pathology. Specifically, he is working on rust fungi, one of the most important groups of fungi including mainly obligate phytopathogens, by employing phenetics, phylogenetics, and genomics approaches.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - March 2017
Quaid-i-Azam University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2014 - December 2016
Quaid-i-Azam University
Field of study
  • Plant Genetics and Genomics

Publications

Publications (24)
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A new record of Geopora sumneriana is presented from Pakistan. Specimens were collected under Cedrus deodara trees in Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during 2018. The newly reported specimens are illustrated and described using morphological characters and phylogenetic analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS).
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The aim of this study was to determine the affectivity of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on some biochemical and agronomic parameters of maize exposed to drought stress. Two PGPR species viz. Bacillus cereus and Pseudomonas putida were applied as bioinoculant. Different methods of application of PGPR were used at different developmenta...
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The aim of this study was to determine the affectivity of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on some biochemical and agronomic parameters of maize exposed to drought stress. Two PGPR species viz. Bacillus cereus and Pseudomonas putida were applied as bioinoculant. Different methods of application of PGPR were used at different developmenta...
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Wild mushroom specimens were collected from Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkha province, Pakistan during spring 2014. A combination of micromorphology and phylogenetic analysis based on translation elongation factor 1-alpha (TEF-1α) revealed these as Helvella bachu, first record of this species in Pakistan after China. Thus, our study extends the geo...
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Thirteen new species are formally described: Cortinarius brunneocarpus from Pakistan, C. lilacinoarmillatus from India, Curvularia khuzestanica on Atriplex lentiformis from Iran, Gloeocantharellus neoechinosporus from China, Laboulbenia bernaliana on species of Apenes, Apristus, and Philophuga (Coleoptera, Carabidae) from Nicaragua and Panama, L. o...
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Cancer is a devastating disease and remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in both developed and developing countries. Although there are large number of drugs that can be used for the treatment of cancer, the problem is selective and specific killing of cancerous cells without harming the normal cells. There are some biological bar...
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Berberis lycium is reported for the first time as the alternate (aecial) host for Puccinia striiformoides from collections in Pakistan. This finding is confirmed by phylogenetic analyses of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rDNA sequence data, which place our sequences of aecial P. striiformoides on B. lycium in a well-supported clade with GenBank...
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Skin cancer is a life threatening disease and their prevalence and risk has been increasing over the past three decades causing significant loss to human health worldwide. Mostly skin cancer has developed resistance against chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Therefore, development of novel, cost effective and efficient treatment methods are needed. Phy...
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Breast cancer [BC] is the deadliest neoplasm in women globally and the second leading cause of cancer associated deaths. Current treatment methods include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. However, BC has shown resistance to these therapies and are often associated with side effects, multidrug resistance, recurrence are...
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Taxonomy, genomics and population genetics of Uromycladium acaciae
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The National Cancer Institute had projected breast cancer (BC) as one of the topmost prevalent malignancies around the globe. In many cases, BC becomes resistant to chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapies. Traditional BC therapies are associated with adverse side effects, drug resistance and recurrence. Extensive research work has shown that...
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A species of true morel (Morchella) was collected in the Malam Jabba valley in the Swat District of Pakistan in April 2015. The specimen was identified by sequencing portions of RNA polymerase II largest subunit (RPB1), second largest subunit (RPB2), and translation elongation factor-1α (tef1). Phylogenetic analysis of the partial tef1 sequence ind...
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Breast cancer is a frightful disease and serious concern in women around the world causing significant health care burden in both developed and developing countries. Extensive research work has shown that breast cancer provides strong resistance to chemical agents, UV radiation, and hormonal treatments. It is generally accepted that cell genetics i...
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Cancer is a frightful disease and represents one of the biggest health-care issues for the human race and demands a proactive strategy for cure. Plants are reservoirs for novel chemical entities and provide a promising line for research on cancer. Hitherto, being effective, chemotherapy is accompanied by certain unbearable side effects. Nevertheles...
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A new rust fungus, Phragmidium punjabense sp. nov., is described on Rosa brunonii from the Punjab province in Pakistan. The species can be readily distinguished from other Phragmidium spp. on Rosa but is very similar to a number of species on Rubus that belong to the "Phragmotelium group" within Phragmidium. In addition to the new species Phragmidi...
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Puccinia aizazii, a new rust fungus was found on the leaves of Jasminum humile growing in the Margalla hills near Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. The new rust species is distinguished from all other previously reported Puccinia species on Jasminum by having aeciospores and a set of morphological features.
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During 2014, survey of rust fungi and their associated hosts was attempted in Swat and Murree regions of Pakistan. In this paper we provided descriptions and illustrations of five rust species viz. Puccinia nepalensis, P. melasmioides, Phragmidium bulbosum, Ph. butleri, and Ph. barclayi. Rubus fruticosus host of Phragmidium bulbosum collected as a...
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ABSTRACT: During the exploration of rust fungi in 2014, some of the hot spots of rust fungi, i.e. Swat district, Murree and Azad Jammu and Kashmir were visited, which resulted the identification of four genera of rust fungi naming Puccinia, Cerotelium, Miyagia and Uredo containing seven species on eight host plants. Among eight hosts, Artemisia vul...
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A rust fungus was found on the leaves of Euphorbia helioscopia during a field study in Pakistan. Previously, Melampsora euphorbiae, M. euphorbiae-gerardianae and M. helioscopiae have been reported on E. helioscopia, the first two of which are also known from Pakistan. Morphological observations of the newly collected rust samples detected some diff...
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Uredopeltis chevalieri on Grewia optiva and on G. tenax are new host records; Cerotelium fici on Broussonetia papyrifera and Phakopsora ziziphi-vulgaris on Ziziphus spina-christi are new host records for Pakistan; and within Pakistan P. ziziphi-vulgaris on Ziziphus oxyphylla is a new host record for the Islamabad region. An additional collection of...
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The rust fungus, Pileolaria terebinthi is recorded for the first time in Pakistan, on Pistacia chinensis.

Questions

Questions (10)
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Hi,
I'm intending to submit a sequence (TEF), a coding sequence, into NCBI GenBank, but I think I am doing something wrong, when I add features such as selecting reading frames (1, 2, 3) and specify intervals (for introns), it show errors. Overall, could anyone will suggest me how to submit coding sequence especially adding frames and interval span into CDS feature?
Thank you
With kind regards,
Ali
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Any one know or can identify the Gonoderma fungus at species level from the attached photo?  Thank you
Collected from Pakistan
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How to make one tree from different genes or markers, such as I am interested to combine RPB and EF1a genes data in one tree?
Thank you for suggestion
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What mean by indexed journals? How to be determine it. What index is most acceptable?
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Could the descriptions/paper/reference of the following rust fungi be possible to share them with me?
1. Puccinia chrysopogi (Aecidium jasmini) on J. humile in India
2. Aecidium longaense P. Henn. 1903, in Africa
3. Uromyces hobsoni on Jasminum in India
Thank You
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I need the description of Puccinia ugandana on Jasminum sp.?
It is described by: Cummins, G.B. 1943. Descriptions of tropical rusts. VI. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 70:517-530
Page #: 526
I will appreciate.
Thank You
Ali
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I'm looking for the description of Puccinia jasmini-humilis, I would appreciate if someone share/refer me some reference about it?
Thanks
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I need the description of Puccinia abyssinica on Jasmine host plant? Thanks!
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I am working on some samples of Phragmidium spp. I required the type specimens of Ph. butleri and Ph. rosae-moschate to sequence them for Phylogenetic analysis. It will be also better to have morphological data of Ph. butleri presented by someone from Pakistan?
Thank you
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I am working on Puccinia nepalensis taxonomy, but unfortunately, the lack of reference sequences in GenBank makes it very changeable to work on the species. I am in effort, to declare my samples as new species, I need specimens. 

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Botany, Phycology & Mycology, Forestry & Rangeland Management, Environmental Sciences, Zoology & Entomology, Cytology, Genetics, Microbiology, Virology, Aquatics & Oceanography, Geology & Geography, GIS & RS, Climatology & Meteorology, Bioinformatics "Please don't add any member to the project without prior coordination"
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This project is almost complete, herein we aimed to provide molecular taxonomic perspective to Morchella and Helvella species in Pakistan. In past, some species from above two genera only described morphologically.