Hamid Moazzeni

Hamid Moazzeni
Ferdowsi University Of Mashhad | FUM · Research Center for Plant Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Hamid Moazzeni currently works at the Research Center for Plant Sciences, Ferdowsi University Of Mashhad. Hamid does research in Systematics (Taxonomy), Linnaean Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Ethnobotany. He is also interested in Bioinformatics
Additional affiliations
September 2011 - September 2012
University of Gothenburg
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  • Researcher
January 2006 - October 2015
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (40)
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In the course of revision of Trigonella sect. Ellipticae (Boiss.) Sirj. (Fabaceae) in Iran, herbarium and living material were studied. As a result, T. laxiflora Aitch. & Baker is reported as new for Iran, and T. torbatejamensis Ranjbar and T. korovinii Vassilcz. are reduced to its synonymy. Moreover, T. binaloudensis Ranjbar & Karamian and T. stip...
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Abstract Background: Achillea eriophora DC. (Asteraceae) is a less-known medicinal plant endemic to South and East Iran. It is traditionally used for treating a variety of health problems by local people. This review aims to provide up-to-date information on A. eriophora, including its traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological propertie...
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Background: Sclerorhachis leptoclada Rech.f. is endemic to the South Khorassan province in east of Iran. Although S. leptoclada has been widely used as medicinal and edible plant by indigenous people, its ethnobotanical uses have not been well documented yet. This study presents the results of an ethnobotanical survey and reviews phytochemistry and...
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The generic boundary of the broadly defined Acanthophyllum s.l., the third‐largest genus of the tribe Caryophylleae (Caryophyllaceae), has been a subject of taxonomic confusion. Acanthophyllum s.l. now includes five minor genera previously recognized as independent. Among these small genera, the inclusion of Allochrusa, Ochotonophila, and Scleranth...
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Allium schisticola is described from West Azarbaijan (Iran) as a new species. It is closely related to A. sabalense and A. sahandicum in having a similar flower color but differs by leaf, filament, and tepal characters. We investigated the phylogenetic relationship of the new species based on sequences of the chloroplast trnL-trnF and nuclear ribos...
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Although mountain ranges are often recognized as global biodiversity hotspots with a high level of endemism, diversity and biogeographic connections of isolated and weakly explored mountains remain poorly understood. This is also the case for Shirkuh Mts. in central Iran. Here, Yazdana shirkuhensis gen. & spec. nov. (Caryophylleae, Caryophyllaceae)...
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Background: Malaria is one of the most important parasitic diseases in the world caused by Plasmodium species. The malaria parasite digests hemoglobin in vacuole to amino acids and heme. Plasmodium has got several detoxification mechanisms to protect itself from toxic heme. The most important mechanism is heme polymerization. Identifying compounds...
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Karyotypes of nine populations belonging to six endemic species of the genus Trigonella (Trifolieae/Fabaceae) studied in this survey. All studied species are perennial and recorded only from Northeast of Iran. Excluding the karyotype of Trigo-nella subenervis, which was previously reported, all of the other species studied here (six species) for th...
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It is well-known that pistes have adverse effects on alpine ecosystems. Previous studies urged that pistes should be installed and managed in the ways to minimize negative impacts on natural habitats. However, the impacts of this type of management on the plant communities are not widely studied. The aim of this study was to examine species composi...
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Various disturbances affect the vegetation in rural areas. However, the responses of plant communities to multiple disturbances have rarely been studied. We investigated the vegetation of a rural landscape in northeast Iran. We established 42 study sites in three land use types using a stratified‐random design: ungrazed abandoned croplands (UACs),...
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The present revision focuses on the enigmatic Southwest Asian genus Aethionema in Iran based on taxonomic literature, fieldwork, and study of over 400 herbarium specimens. As a result of the present study, A. diastrophis and A. transhyrcanum are newly found for Iran. The former is morphologically closer to A. membranaceum and A. kopetdaghi rather t...
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The genus Aethionema is sister to the core Brassicaceae (including Arabidopsis thaliana) and thus has an important evolutionary position for comparative analyses. Aethionema arabicum (Brassicaceae) is emerging as a model to understand the evolution of various traits. We generated transcriptome data for seven Ae. arabicum genotypes across the specie...
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The oligotypic Irano-Turanian mustard genus Spryginia (Brassicaceae, Euclidieae) is revised in Iran and Afghanistan. Species composition and distribution within the region are clarified. Unlike previously believed, the genus includes two (not one) species in the studied area. Both S. afghanica and S. winkleri are distributed in Afghanistan while on...
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Since the Industrial Revolution, human activities have contributed substantially to climate change, by adding CO 2 to the atmosphere, especially since the mid-20 th century (the " Great Acceleration "). Climatic change does not have the same impact on different regions of the Earth, neither in the recorded past, nor in models of the future. Therefo...
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Erysimum damirliense, a new species of Brassicaceae from Zanjan and Ardebil provinces (northwest Iran) is described and illustrated. The new species resembles E. uncinatifolium and E. elbrusense, but is easily recognized by its life form, basal leaf margin, indumentum of cauline leaves, number of flowers in the main raceme, fruit width and style le...
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Erysimum damirliense, a new species of Brassicaceae from Zanjan and Ardebil provinces (northwest Iran) is described and illustrated. The new species resembles E. uncinatifolium and E. elbrusense, but is easily recognized by its life form, basal leaf margin, indumentum of cauline leaves, number of flowers in the main raceme, fruit width and style le...
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During the work on herbarium material to prepare a taxonomic revision of Erysimum for the Flora of Iran, we found two interesting species not previously known for the country. Erysimum polatschekii is described as new from the alpine zone of Kerman Province (S Iran). It is closely related to the allopatric E. purpureum and E. pseudopurpureum, from...
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Background and objectives: Many people in ethnic groups of the world have trusted in plants for disease management and cure. Medicinal plants have always played a great role in the lives of Iranian people in the past and present and with no doubt in the future. Healers in different regions of Iran have been using medicinal herbs and one rich source...
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Two Brassicaceae novelties are reported from Iran. Erysimum hezarense (Erysimeae) is described and illustrated as a newly discovered species. It resembles E. subulatum, E. laxiflorum and E. iraqense but can be readily distinguished by the indumentum of stem, leaves and pedicels; bicolor petals; and number of flowers on the main inflorescence. It is...
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Erysimum includes 150–350 species distributed in the Northern Hemisphere, with Eurasia being the centre of greatest diversity. It is well known for its taxonomic complexity as a result of overlapping morphological characters. We present the first densely sampled phylogenetic analysis of Erysimum using internal transcribed spacer (ITS) DNA sequences...
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The Malcolmia s.l. complex was so broadly delimited that it included at least five genera in four tribes. As delimited herein, it includes Malcolmia s.str. (12 taxa, 6 spp.) of the tribe Malcolmieae, Maresia (5 spp.) and the new genus Marcus-Kochia (4 spp.) of the tribe Anastaticeae, Strigosella (23 spp.) of the tribe Euclidieae, and Zuvanda (3 spp...
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Factors such as oxidative stress and reduced acetylcholine level have been implicated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology and recently there has been a trend towards natural product research to find potential sources of antioxidants and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in the plants kingdom. Centaurea is a genus with about 500 species world wild,...
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Background: Nowadays, one of the methods for treatment of Alzheimer is using of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs). Discovering the drugs with better effects and fewer side effects especially from natural sources is the aim of many researchers. Objective: In the present investigation, AChEI effects of six Ferula species have been studied. Met...
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Methanol extracts of selected medicinal species used in Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad (Iran) were evaluated in vitro for their cytotoxic activity against MCF7, HepG2, MDBK, and A549 cells through MTT assay. The extract from Dorema aucheri demonstrated cytotoxicity with IC50 of 20.09 and 48.65μg.mL−1 against HepG2 and A549 cells, respectively, which was...
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ever, traditional knowledge regarding the use of J. excel-sa by indigenous communities in the country has not yet been fully documented. The present study aims to obtain a better understanding of the traditional knowledge of ru-ral people of Iran about J. excelsa. Botanical Description Juniperus excelsa (syn. Juniperus polycarpos K. Koch & Juniperu...
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a b s t r a c t Systematics of the genus Isatis (Brassicaceae) is difficult and controversial, and previous studies were based solely on morphological characters. Sequence variation of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions and the 5.8S gene of nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA) were analyzed using parsimony and Bayesian methods. Twenty-eight tax...
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satis takhtajanii Avestisian is reported as a new record from western Iran. It is close to I. tinctoria L.; a list of diagnostic differences is provided. A more complete description of I. takhtajanii and a distribution map are given. Isatis koeiei Rech.f. is reduced to a synonym of I. raphanifolia Boiss. Iranian records of I. spectabilis Davis and...
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Isatis takhtajanii Avestisian is reported as a new record from western Iran. It is close to I. tinctoria L.; a list of diagnostic differences is provided. A more complete description of I. takhtajanii and a distribution map are given. Isatis koeiei Rech.f. is reduced to a synonym of I. raphanifolia Boiss. Iranian records of I. spectabilis Davis and...
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In order to examine the systematic application of seed-coat microsculpturing in Isatis, seed surfaces of 23 species (41 populations) in four genera of tribe Isatideae were examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Eight types of basic ornamentation patterns were recognized among the studied specimens. Of these, the reticulate–areolate type...
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In the course of preparing a revision of Isatis L. and its allies in Iran, we verified Isatis tinctoria L. among the material studied. Although it has been previously recorded for Iran, we give a more extensive description and a map of its distribution in Iran. A key to distinguishing this species from its allies and a discussion of the affinities...
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2006 08 01. Sameraria stenophylla (Brassicaceae), a new record for the flora of Iran. – Iran. J. Bot. 12(1): 63-66. Tehran. Sameraria stenophylla is reported as a new record from E Iran. This species is easily distinguished from its closest relative, Sameraria elegans, by having larger petals and stem leaves which are sagittate-cordate at base. A g...
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In the course of preparing a revision of Isatis L. and its allies in Iran, we verified Isatis tinctoria L. among the material studied. Although it has been previously recorded for Iran, we give a more extensive description and a map of its distribution in Iran. A key to distinguishing this species from its allies and a discussion of the affinities...

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I am working on a plant with high polysaccharide content. For genomic DNA extraction, we have used several protocols but failed to get a good quality DNA. We found out that the STE/CTAB approach might be useful (Shepherd & McLay, 2011). For preparing STE the following materials are needed (0.25 M sucrose, 0.03 M Tris, 0.05 M EDTA). However, we still do not know the amount (gr/mg) of the material we should take to prepare STE. Does anyone have any experience?

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Documentation of traditional knowledge about plants among border residents of Khorassan-e Razavi province, Iran-Afghanistan, and Iran-Turkmenistan border areas.
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Ducumentatoin of traditional knowledge about plants.
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Multiple anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. grazing, land use changes, farming affect plant communities. Using species, phylogenetic, and functional diversity indices along with other analyses, we are assessing the impacts of those disturbances on the various aspects of plant communities.