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Muhammad Arslan Ashraf

Assistant Professor, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Work experience


Research offficer, NIBGE, Faisalabad, Pakistan

25-Aug-2009 to 17 Nov 2009


Lecturer Biology

6 Jun 2012 to date

GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Assistant Professor




University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan




NIBGE, Faisalabad, Pakistan




University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan




University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Zoology, Botany, Chemistry



Faisalabad Board, Pakistan




Faisalabad Board, Pakistan

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics

Foreign training

I have completed a six month training on gene expression studies in plants under abiotic stress in University of Toronto, Canada


Ashraf M,Q. Ali and MA. Ashraf. 2012. Assessment of variation in drought tolerance using some key physiological criteria in potential wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars of different geographical origins. Archives of agronomy and Soil science. pp. 1-4


Ashraf, MA, M. Rasool, Q. Ali. MZ Haider, A. Noman, and M. Azeem. 2013. Salt-induced perturbation in growth, physiological attributes, activities of antioxidant enzymes and organic solutes in mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) cultivars differing in salinity tolerance . Archives in agronomy and soil science. Available at 10.1080/03650340.2012.758840.


Ashraf MA, M. Asif, M. Zaheer, A. Malik, Q. Ali and M. Rasool. 2013. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and sustainable agriculture: a review. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 7(9), pp. 704-709 .


Hussain, I., Ashraf, M. A., Anwar, F., Rasheed, R., Niaz, M., & Wahid, A. (2013). Biochemical characterization of maize (Zea mays L.) for salt tolerance. Plant Biosystems-An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology, (ahead-of-print), 1-11.


Noman A, I. Hussain, Q. Ali, MA Ashraf and MZ Haider. 2013. Ethno-Botanical studies of potential wild medicinal plants of Ormara, Gawadar, Pakistan. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, UAE. Available at:


Hussain, I., Akhtar, S., Ashraf, M. A., Rasheed, R., Siddiqi, E. H., & Ibrahim, M. (2013). Response of Maize Seedlings to Cadmium Application after Different Time Intervals. ISRN Agronomy, 2013.


Rasheed, R., Ashraf, M. A., Parveen, S., Iqbal, M., & Hussain, I. (2014). Effect of Salt Stress on Different Growth and Biochemical Attributes in Two Canola (Brassica napus L.) Cultivars. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 45(5), 669-679.


Sana Riaz, Muhammad Iqbal, Iqbal Hussain, Rizwan Rasheed, M. Arslan Ashraf, Saqib Mahmood, Muhammad Younas and Muhammad Zafar Iqbal. 2014. Chronic Cadmium Induced Oxidative Stress Not the DNA Fragmentation Modulates Growth in Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 16(4):789–794


Zaheer A, Saeed NA, Ahmed M, HabibI, Ashraf MA, Rasool M, Asif M. 2014. Cloning and analysis of NBS-LRR super family of resistance (R) genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Life Science Journal 2014;11(6s)


Lalarukh, I., Ashraf, M. A., Azeem, M., Hussain, M., Akbar, M., Ashraf, M. Y., & Iqbal, N. (2014). Growth stage-based response of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) to kinetin under water-deficit environment: pigments and gas exchange attributes. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B—Soil & Plant Science, (ahead-of-print), 1-10.


Rasheed R, Ashraf MA, Hussain I, Kanwal U, Haider MZ, Iqbal M. 2014. Exogenous proline and glycinebetaine mitigate cadmium stress in two genetically different spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars. Brazilian Journal of Botany. 37(4), 399-406.


Ashraf MA, M. Ashraf, H. Saini, I. Shoeran 2013. Expression of salt tolerance related genes in two genetically different wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars. Submitted to Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science (under review)


Rasheed R, MA Ashraf, N. Manzoor I. Hussain and M. Iqbal. 2013. Characterization of pea (Pisum sativum L.) under cadmium stress. Annals of Applied Biology (under review).


Rasheed R, MA Ashraf, R Alam, I Hussain and M Iqbal. 2015. Physiological and biochemical markers to optimize sugar mill waste water for irrigation in maize (Zea mays L.) crop. Submitted to Brazilian Journal of Botany. 38(1), 51-61.


Ashraf, M. A., Rasheed, R., Hussain, I., Iqbal, M., Haider, M. Z., Parveen, S., & Sajid, M. A. (2015). Hydrogen peroxide modulates antioxidant system and nutrient relation in maize (Zea mays L.) under water-deficit conditions. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 61(4), 507-523.


Iqbal, M., Hussain, I., Liaqat, H., Ashraf, M. A., Rasheed, R., & Rehman, A. U. (2015). Exogenously applied selenium reduces oxidative stress and induces heat tolerance in spring wheat. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.Just accepted


Iqbal, M., Hussain, I., Habib, A., Ashraf, M. A., & Rasheed, R. (2015). Effect of Semiarid Environment on Some Nutritional and Antinutritional Attributes of Calendula (Calendula officinalis). Journal of Chemistry, 2015.


Hussain, I., Ashraf, M. A., Rasheed, R., Asghar, A., Sajid, M. A., & Iqbal, M. (2015). Exogenous application of silicon at the boot stage decreases accumulation of cadmium in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grains. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 1-12.


Raza, S. H., Ahmad, M. B., Ashraf, M. A., & Shafiq, F. (2014). Time-course changes in growth and biochemical indices of mung bean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek] genotypes under salinity. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 37(4), 429-439.


Ashraf, M.A., M. Ashraf and Q. Ali. 2010. Response of two genetically diverse wheat cultivars to salt stress at different growth stages: Leaf lipid peroxidation and phenolic contents. Pakistan journal of Botany. 42: 559-565.


Ashraf, M.A., M.S.A. Ahmad., M. Ashraf., F.H.Al-Qurainy and M.Y. Ashraf. 2011. Alleviation of waterlogging stress in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) by exogenous application of potassium in soil and as a foliar spray. Crop & Pasture Science, 62: 25–38.


Ashraf, M. A., M. Rasool and M. S. Mirza. 2011. Nitrogen fixation and indole acetic acid production potential of bacteria isolated from rhizosphere of Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.). Advances in Biological Research 5 (6): 348-355.


Ashraf, M.A, M. Ashraf and M. shahbaz. 2012. Growth stage-based modulation in antioxidant defense system and proline accumulation in two hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars differing in salinity tolerance. Flora 207: 388– 397.


Ashraf, M.A., Ashraf, M. 2012. Salt-induced variation in some potential physiochemical attributes of two genetically diverse spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars: photosynthesis and photosystem II efficiency. Pakistan journal of Botany, 44(1): 53-64.


Asharf, M.A. 2012. Waterlogging stress in plants: a review. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 7(13): 1976-1981.







Title Ph.D, Post Doc

First (Given) Name Hargurdeep

Last (Family) Name Saini,

e-mail [email protected]

Institution VP-Principle, University of Toronto, at Mississauga, Canada

Country           Canada

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Off. Ph No. +92-41-9201488.

E-mail: I[email protected]

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