Fareed A. Khan

Fareed A. Khan
Aligarh Muslim University | AMU · Department of Botany

B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Botany)

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November 2012 - present
Aligarh Muslim University
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  • Professor
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  • Joined as Research Scholar in 1981, M.Phil in 1983, Ph D in 1985, CSIR PDF, 1986-1988, Research Associate 1989-1993, Visiting Associate, 1993-1995, Lecturer 1996-June 2006, Reader, June 2006-June 2009, Associate Professor, 2009 June- Nov 2012.
November 2012 - present
Aligarh Muslim University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • I am engaged in teaching of BSc, MSc classes since appointed as Lecturer till date. I am also associated with the teaching of written papers of MPhil and PhD programs under new research scheme.

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Halophytic plants thrive well in the environments characterized by excess salt ions, even at toxic concentration, particularly sodium and chloride, due to their efficient biochemical tolerance mechanisms. These adaptation mechanisms may not be limited to high salt concentrations but may confer tolerance to other toxic ions, including heavy metals....
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The study aims at investigating the efficacy of individual as well as combined application of AM fungi (Glomus macrocarpum) and ZnO nanoparticles on the uptake of lead and its toxicity in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The plants were grown in pots with different treatments of AM Fungi, ZnO NP, and Pb. The individual applications of AM fungi (Glomus...
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Sponge gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) was grown in pots with and without inoculation with two arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, viz., Glomus macrocarpum and Glomus monosporum singly and in combination. Seven-day-old plants were treated with 18.9 μg Cd g⁻¹ soil and 155.4 μg Ni g⁻¹ soil alone and in combination. At 90 days old stage, dry weight of root, s...
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The boom of tanneries in north India has converted the river Ganga into a waste dumping stream. The tanneries discharge their heavy metal-rich effluents into the river. Tissues of two-year-old tree saplings of Dalbergia sissoo, soil sediments and river water samples were collected from three sites along the river Ganga at Jajmau, Kanpur. Site-1 was...
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Plant Phenolics or polyphenols, the aromatic compounds with one or more hydroxyl groups are produced by plants mainly for protection against stresses. Phenolics are secondary natural metabolites emerging from shikimate/phenylpropanoid pathway or polyketide acetate/malonate pathway, producing monomeric and polymeric phenols and polyphenols, which pa...
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Upsurge in cadmium contamination in soil due to injudicious industrial set ups has seriously damaged the arable land which resulted in toxicity in plants. This study was conducted to examine the effect of Cd toxicity in Vicia faba L. The plants were grown in pots filled with soil treated with different doses of Cd viz., 0, 10, 20, 30, 50 and 70 mg...
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Fifteen water and soil sediment samples were collected from 1.5 km stretch of Ganga river bank at Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi. The samples of each city were pooled to make one composite sample of soil and another of water collected from each city. The concentrations of four heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Ni and Pb) were analyzed in triplicate in each com...
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Several members of Brassicaceae family are well known metal accumulators. High metal translocation from their roots to above ground shoots without showing any phytotoxic symptoms make them potential candidates for remediation of various metal/metalloid contaminated areas. These plants tolerate the high amount of accumulated heavy metals by sequeste...
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The present study was conducted to examine the suitability of sewage sludge amendment in soil for mustard (Brassica juncea var. Alankar) by evaluating the heavy metal accumulation, growth, biochemical and yield responses of plants grown at 0, 5, 10, 20, 40, 70 and 100% sewage sludge amendment (SSA) rates. Sewage sludge amendments modified the prope...
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Plants are subjected to various kinds of abiotic stresses throughout their life cycles which include salinity, drought, temperature (heat and cold), heavy metal, nutrient deficiency and UV radiation. Such types of stresses in plants lead the overproduction of certain chemical entities known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are highly reactive...
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This book contains 30 chapters focusing on the importance of plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment to help prevent species extinction, ecosystem collapse and solve problems in biodiversity conservation.
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This book contains 30 chapters focusing on the importance of plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment to help prevent species extinction, ecosystem collapse and solve problems in biodiversity conservation.
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The present experiment was conducted to test the effect of varying doses of nickel (Ni) on the vegetative and reproductive growth of Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato) var. Navodaya. The tomato plants were grown in-1 pots filled with soil treated with different doses of Ni viz., 10, 20, 30 and 40 mg Kg soil. Lower doses of Ni-1 did not show any marke...
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Proline accumulation occurs in a wide range of plant species in response to various kinds of environmental stresses. A large body of evidence suggests that a positive correlation occurs between proline accumulation and plant stress tolerance. In this chapter, we will discuss the metabolism of proline accumulation and its role in stress tolerance in...
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The contamination of agroecosystems due to the presence of trace elements in commonly used agricultural materials is a serious issue. The most contaminated material is usually sewage sludge, and the sustainable use of this material within agriculture is a major concern. This study addresses a key issue in this respect, the fate of trace metals appl...
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Climate plays an essential role in weathering of rocks, and a rich record of climatic change is preserved in rocks and sediments. The physical and chemical weathering also largely depend on climate prevailing in the area, apart from other factors. In an attempt to understand the dominance of physical over chemical weathering processes, the textural...
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Eutrophication is one of the major threats to aquatic ecosystems. The European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) has given directions to prevent deterioration, to protect aquatic ecosystems, and to promote the sustainable use of water. Hypoxia is one of the common effects of eutrophication in aquatic ecosystems and is becoming an increasin...
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Heavy metals and metalloids in trace amounts are natural components of environment. Their excessive addition by anthropogenic means posed a serious threat to the stability of ecosystem. Recent concerns of environmental contamination have initiated the development of appropriate technologies for removing or reducing such toxicants from different com...
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Eutrophication and availability of freshwater for human consumption is one of the main issues in front of the environmentalists. Eutrophication, acidification, and contamination by toxic substances are posing a threat to the freshwater resources and ecosystems. The consequence of anthropogenic-induced eutrophication of freshwater has resulted in se...
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In the present study, the impact of some selected household detergents has been studied on the growth behavior and development of two freshwater duckweeds, namely Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrrhiza. The growth responses of these selected free-floating duckweeds to varying concentrations of "Surf Excel" (the most commonly used detergent) have been...
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All self-regulated aquatic ecosystems maintain their structural and functional dynamics in equilibrium. Most natural oligotrophic surface water bodies maintain production: respiration ratio closer to 1 irrespective of geographical variations. The prevailing environmental gradi-ents govern seasonal, structural and functional dynamics of aquatic ecos...
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Phloem-sucking mustard aphid (Lipaphis erysimi) is a major pest of mustard (Brassica juncea). Pot experiment with randomised block design was conducted with five replicates of each of five cultivars (Alankar, Pusa Jai Kisan, Rohini, Sakha and Varuna) of the mustard for their degree of inherited resistance and/or susceptibility to the mustard aphid...
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We report here for the first time, the occurrence of Azolla cristata Kaulf. from India. Azolla cristata was collected from Wular lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kashmir, India. Azolla cristata Kaulf. is alien to the Indian flora and invasive in Kashmir. With the help of diagnostic elements observed under light and scanning electron microscopes...
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Editor's note: This special issue of Aquatic Invasions includes papers from the 17th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species held in San Diego, California, USA, on August 29 to September 2, 2010. This conference has provided a venue for the exchange of information on various aspects of aquatic invasive species since its inception in 19...
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Collection and production of Raily, one of the best known tasar eco-races, has not been steady largely due to not so conducive environmental conditions for the host plants and shrinkage of the forest cover in its natural abode, Bastar in Chhatisgarh. A study undertaken to identify a suitable substitute home to this eco-race for its preservation and...
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Abstract Several secondary metabolites synthesized in plants have significant defensive role against herbivores, pests and pathogens. The defensive role played by such secondary metabolites include deterrence/antifeedant activity, toxicity or acting as precursors to physical defence systems. Many specialist herbivores and pathogens being one step m...
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The present experiment was conducted to test the effect of cadmium (Cd) on the vegetative and reproductive growth of Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Navodaya (tomato). The selected plant species was treated 4 times with 10, 20, 30 and 40 µg cadmium. The plant was treated twice at pre-flowering stage at 10 days interval and twice at post-flowering stage...
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The present experiment was conducted to test the effect of cadmium (Cd) on the vegetative and reproductive growth of Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Navodaya (tomato). The selected plant species was treated 4 times with 10, 20, 30 and 40 μg cadmium. The plant was treated twice at pre-flowering stage at 10 days interval and twice at post-flowering stage...
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Eutrophication was recognized as a pollution problem in European and North American lakes and reservoirs in the mid-twentieth century. Since then, it has become more widespread. Surveys showed that most of the lakes in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa are found in eutrophic state. Eutrophication leads to significant changes in...
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The chapter contains studies conducted on the impact of eutrophication on aquatic plant diversity. It covers the concept of eutrophication, its causes and effects on plant diversity within an aquatic ecosystem. A decrease in species diversity and disappearance of aquatic plants were noted in most of the water bodies of the world as a result of eutr...
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Herbivory, the act of consumption of plant biomass by specialist animals, regulates the cycling of biotic and abiotic ecosystem components, through a complex process transferring materials among various trophic levels. Herbivores include insects and mammals of varying sizes, the former being most important due to their high diversity. Insects consu...
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Herbivory, the act of consumption of plant biomass by specialist animals, regulates the cycling of biotic and abiotic ecosystem components, through a complex process transferring materials among various trophic levels. Herbivores include insects and mammals of varying sizes, the former being most important due to their high diversity. Insects consu...
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The range of pH from 6.5 to 6 and temperature of 25 to 30°C were the most suitable environmental condition for remediation of eutrophic water using giant duckweed. When harvested regularly duckweed plants may be of use in counteracting eutrophication in affected water bodies.
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The growth response of common duckweed Lemna minor was studied at various temperature and pH levels for its possible application for remediating eutrophic waters. The dry weight, chlorophyll a, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, peroxidase (POD), catalase (CAT) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were determined. Whilst optimum growth was recorded at be...
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The present review deals with the studies conducted on the impact of phosphorus on growth of aquatic plants causing eutrophication in well-known water bodies the world over. The review covers the definition and concept of eutrophication and the adverse effects on quality and ecosystem functioning. The eutrophication of several water bodies leads to...
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The air pollutional stress around a thermal Power plant complex lead to the significant reduction in photosynthetic area and pigment concentration in Brassica juncea Var. T-59. The resulting stresses of air pollution and reduced foliage further affected the normal growth, development, fertilization and yield of the oil crop.
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Oxides of sulfur, nitrogen and carbon and particulates are the major air pollutants emitted in huge amounts by the Thermal Power Plant Complex of Kasimpur (Aligarh, UP, India) running on 3192 MT of coal/day. These effluents significantly affect reproductive phase of Anagallis arvensis L. Samples of 10 plants each were randomly collected at monthly...
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The Thermal Power Plant Complex of Kasimpur (Aligarh, UP, India) emits enormous amounts of oxides of sulfur, nitrogen, and carbon as well as particulate matters on consuming 3192 MT of coal/day. These effluents induce significant alterations in carbon allocation in Anagallis arvensis populations. Monthly samples of 10 plants each were collected on...
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The root growth response to air pollution in populations of Anagallis arvensis growing about 0.5, 2, 6, 12 and 20 km leeward from a power plant complex varied with the level of pollution, age of the stand and meteorological conditions. The roots were more affected by the pollutants at a young stage and the loss in net primary productivity was propo...
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The Kasimpur Thermal Power Plant Complex (located in the District Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India) runs on a low grade, sulphur rich, bituminous type of coal with a daily average consumption rte of about 3,192 metric tons during winter season. Its effluents, mainly consisting of oxides of sulphur, nitrogen and carbon as well as particulate matters, w...
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The chlorophyll in the basal, middle and apical portions of leaf blade of mustard (Brassica juncea cv. Laha-T59) was estimated after the 40 days old plant were fumigated daily for 6 hrs in closed chambers with SOâ and NOâ in combination of 0.0, 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 ppm of each. The chlorophyll in the apical region of leaf increased in response to 0.25...

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To know about the heavy metal concentration in cucurbits which is cultivated in Ganga river basin.
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Educate policy makers and farmers on the concept of pollution prevention.