Dr. Aziz   Ullah

Dr. Aziz Ullah

Assistant Professor
Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biotechnology from University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany

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Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
100%
Environmental Biology
62%
Environmental Pollution
90%
Plant Ecophysiology
75%
Aquatic Ecotoxicology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Wakeel, A., I. Ali, S. Upreti, A. Azizullah and B. Liu et al., 2018. Ethylene mediates dichromate induced inhibition of primary root growth by altering AUX1 expression and auxin accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Environ. 10.1111/pce.13174.
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  2. Uzma, S., S. Khan, W. Murad, N. Taimur and A. Azizullah, 2018. Phytotoxic effects of two commonly used laundry detergents on germination, growth and biochemical characteristics of maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings. Environ. Monitor. Assess., Vol. 190, No. 11. 10.1007/s10661-018-7031-6.
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  3. Tahira, S., S. Khan, S. Samrana, L. Shahi and I. Ali et al., 2018. Bio-assessment and remediation of arsenic (arsenite As-III) in water by Euglena gracilis. J. Applied Phycol. 10.1007/s10811-018-1593-0.
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  4. Shakir, S.K., S. Irfan, B. Akhtar, S.U. Rehman, M.K. Daud, N. Taimur and A. Azizullah, 2018. Pesticide-induced oxidative stress and antioxidant responses in 2 tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) seedlings. Ecotoxicology, 27: 919-935.
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  5. Muhammad, U., T.N. Khattak, H. Rahman, M.K. Daud, W. Murad and A. Azizullah, 2018. Effects of Neem (Azadirachta indica) seed and Turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome extracts on aphids control, plant growth and yield in okra. J. Applied Bot. Food Qual., 91: 194-201.
  6. Khan, M.D., S. Ali, A. Azizullah and Z. Shuijin, 2018. Use of various biomarkers to explore the effects of GSM and GSM-like radiations on flowering plants. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 10.1007/s11356-018-2734-3 .
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  7. Azizullah, A., S.K. Shakir, S. Shoaib, H. Bangash, N. Taimur, W. Murad and M.K. Daud, 2018. Ecotoxicological evaluation of two anti-dandruff hair shampoos using Lemna minor. Environ. Monit. Assess., 190: 268-268.
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  8. Azizullah, A. and D.P. Hader, 2018. A Comparison of Commonly Used and Commercially Available Bioassays for Aquatic Ecosystems. In: Bioassays: Advanced Methods and Applications, Hader, D. and G. Erzinger, (Ed.), Elsevier Science, New Yark, Pages:464: ISBN 9780128118610.
  9. Ali, I., A. Wakeel, S. Upreti, D. Liu and A. Azizullah et al., 2018. The effect of bisphenol A induced oxidative stress on ultrastructure and antioxidant defense system of Arabidopsis thialiana leaves. Pol. J. Environ. Stud., 27: 1-12.
  10. Ali, I., A. Wakeel, S. Upreti, D. Liu and A. Azizullah et al., 2018. Effect of bisphenol A-induced oxidative stress on the ultra structure and antioxidant defence system of Arabidopsis thialiana Leaves. Pol. J. Environ. Stud., 27: 967-978.
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  11. Mulk, S., A.l. Korai, A. Azizullah, L. Shahi and M.N.K. Khattak, 2017. Marble industry effluents cause an increased bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Mahaseer (Tor putitora) in Barandu River, district Buner, Pakistan. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24: 23039-23056.
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  12. Muhammad, N., N. Banoori, A. Akbar, A. Azizullah, M. Khan, M. Qasim and H. Rahman, 2017. Microbial and toxic metal contamination in well drinking water: Potential health risk in selected areas of Kohat, Pakistan. Urban Water J., 14: 394-400.
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  13. Khan, K.U., W. Murad, A. Azizullah, H. Rahman and M.D. Khan, 2017. Mix cropping of legume (Vigna radiata) and non-legume (Zea mays) crops alleviates water stress as revealed by growth and biochemical parameters. Acta Physiol. Plant., Vol. 39. 10.1007/s11738-016-2333-1.
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  14. Khan, I., H. Rahman, N.M.A. El-Salam, A. Tawab and A. Hussain et al., 2017. Punica granatum peel extracts: HPLC fractionation and LC MS analysis to quest compounds having activity against multidrug resistant bacteria. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 17. 10.1186/s12906-017-1766-4.
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  15. Ali, I., M. Jan, A. Wakeel, A. Azizullah and B. Liu et al., 2017. Biochemical responses and ultrastructural changes in ethylene insensitive mutants of Arabidopsis thialiana subjected to bisphenol A exposure. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 144: 62-71.
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  16. Uzma, S., A. Azizullah, R. Bibi, F. Nabeela and U. Muhammad et al., 2016. Effects of industrial wastewater on growth and biomass production in commonly grown vegetables. Environ. Monit. Assess., 188: 328-328.
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  17. Strauch, S.M., P.R. Richter, F.W.M. Haag, M. Kruger and J. Kruger et al., 2016. Delayed fluorescence, steady state fluorescence, photosystem II quantum yield as endpoints for toxicity evaluation of Cu2+ and Ag+. Environ. Exp. Bot., 130: 174-180.
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  18. Song, D., K. Pan, A. Tariq, A. Azizullah, F. Sun, Z. Li and Q. Xiong, 2016. Adsorptive removal of toxic chromium from waste-water using wheat straw and Eupatorium adenophorum. PLoS One., Vol. 11. 10.1371/journal.pone.0167037.
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  19. Shakir, S.K., M. Kanwal, W. Murad, Z.U. Rehman, S.U. Rehman, M.K. Daud and A. Azizullah, 2016. Effect of some commonly used pesticides on seed germination, biomass production and photosynthetic pigments in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Ecotoxicology, 25: 329-341.
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  20. Shakir, S.K., A. Azizullah, W. Murad, M.K. Daud and F. Nabeela et al., 2016. Toxic metal pollution in Pakistan and its possible risks to public health. Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 242: 1-60.
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  21. Rahman, H., U.A. Khan, M. Qasim, N. Muhammad and M.D. Khan et al., 2016. Ethnomedicinal Cichorium intybus seed extracts: An impending preparation against multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens. Jundishapur J. Microbiol., Vol. 9, No. 11. 10.5812/jjm.35436.
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  22. Mulk, S., A.L. Korai, A. Azizullah and M.N.K Khattak, 2016. Decreased fish diversity found near marble industry effluents in River Barandu, Pakistan. Ecotoxicology, 25: 132-140.
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  23. Khan, M., M.K. Daud, A. Basharat, M.J. Khan and A. Azizullah et al., 2016. Alleviation of lead-induced physiological, metabolic and ultramorphological changes in leaves of upland cotton through glutathione. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 23: 8431-8440.
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  24. Deeba, F., I. Raza, M. Muhammad, H. Rahman, Z.U. Rehman, A. Azizullah and M.K. Daud, 2016. Chlorpyrifos and lambda cyhalothrin-induced oxidative stress in human erythrocytes. Toxicol. Ind. Health., 33: 297-307.
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  25. Dawar, F.U., A. Zuberi, A. Azizullah, A.L. Korai and M.N.K. Khattak, 2016. Effects of cypermethrin on survival, morphological and biochemical aspects of Rohu (Labeo rohita) during early development. Chemosphere, 144: 697-705.
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  26. Daud, M.K., S. Hassan, A. Azizullah, M. Jamil and N. Rehan et al., 2016. Physiological, biochemical and genotoxic effects of wastewater on maize seedlings. Pol. J. Environ. Stud., 25: 563-571.
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  27. Daud, M.K., L. Mei, A. Azizullah, M.T. Rafiq and I. Ali et al., 2016. Leaf-based physiological, metabolic and ultrastructural changes in cultivated cotton cultivars under cadmium stress mediated by glutathione. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 23: 15551-15564.
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  28. Aziz, M.A., M. Adnan, S. Begum, A. Azizullah, R. Nazir and S. Iram, 2016. A review on the elemental contents of Pakistani medicinal plants: Implications for folk medicines. J. Ethnopharmacol., 188: 177-192.
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  29. Ali, I., B. Liu, M.A. Farooq, F. Islam, A. Azizullah, C. Yu and Y. Gan, 2016. Toxicological effects of bisphenol A on growth and antioxidant defense system in Oryza sativa as revealed by ultrastructure analysis. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 124: 277-284.
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  30. Naeem, F., F. Ahmad, M. Kanwal, W. Murad and A. Azizullah, 2015. Phytotoxicity evaluation of some commonly used shampoos using Brassica napus L. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 22: 15164-15170.
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  31. Nabeela, F., W. Murad, I. Khan, I.A. Mian, H. Rehman, M. Adnan and A. Azizullah, 2015. Effect of wood ash application on the morphological, physiological and biochemical parameters of Brassica napus L. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 95: 15-25.
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  32. Mulk, S., A. Azizullah, A.L. Korai and M.N.K. Khattak, 2015. Impact of marble industry effluents on water and sediment quality of Barandu River in Buner District, Pakistan. Environ. Monit. Assess., 187: 1-23.
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  33. Khan, U.A., H. Rahman, M. Qasim, A. Hussain and A. Azizllah et al., 2015. Alkanna tinctoria leaves extracts: A prospective remedy against multidrug resistant human pathogenic bacteria. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 15. 10.1186/s12906-015-0646-z.
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  34. Hader D.P., U. Muhammad and A. Azizullah, 2015. Sensitivity of different endpoints in Euglena gracilis to wastewater toxicity. Res. Rev.: J. Ecol. Environ. Sci., 3: 21-29.
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  35. Faddoul, J., S.P. Singh, A. Azizullah, A. Nasir and R. Richter et al., 2015. Long-Term Stabillity of Mycosporine-Like Amino Acid-Producing Cyanobacteria Isolated from Syria. In: Biological Sciences: Innovations and Dynamics, Sinha, R.P. and R.R.P. Richa (Eds.)., New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India pp: 35-46.
  36. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2015. Effects of long-term exposure to industrial wastewater on photosynthetic performance of Euglena gracilis measured through chlorophyll fluorescence. J. Applied Phycol., 27: 303-310.
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  37. Azizullah, A. and W. Murad, 2015. Chlorophyll derivatives for pest and disease control: Are they safe? Environ. Impact Assess. Rev., 50: 156-157.
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  38. Richter, P.R., S.M. Strauch, A. Azizullah and D.P. Hader, 2014. Chlorophyllin as a possible measure against vectors of human parasites and fish parasites. Front. Environ. Sci., Vol. 2. 10.3389/fenvs.2014.00018.
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  39. Nabeela, F., A. Azizullah, R. Bibi, S. Uzma and W. Murad et al., 2014. Microbial contamination of drinking water in Pakistan-a review. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 21: 13929-13942.
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  40. Azizullah, A., Z.U. Rehman, I. Ali, W. Murad, N. Muhammad, W. Ullah and D.P. Hader, 2014. Chlorophyll derivatives can be an efficient weapon in the fight against dengue. Parasitol. Res., 113: 4321-4326.
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  41. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2014. Photosynthesis and photosynthetic pigments in the flagellate Euglena gracilis-as sensitive endpoints for toxicity evaluation of liquid detergents. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B., 133: 18-26.
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  42. Azizullah, A., M. Jamil, P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2014. Fast bioassessment of waste- and surface-water quality using freshwater flagellate Euglena gracilis-A case study from Pakistan. J. Applied Phycol., 26: 421-431.
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  43. Ahmad, K., A. Azizullah, S. Shama and M.N.K. Khattak, 2014. Determination of heavy metal contents in water, sediments and fish tissues of Shizothorax plagiostomus in river Panjkora at Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Environ. Monit. Assess., 186: 7357-7366.
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  44. Adnan, M., I. Ullah, A. Tariq, W. Murad, A. Azizullah, A.L. Khan and N. Ali, 2014. Ethnomedicine use in the war affected region of Northwest Pakistan. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Vol. 10. 10.1186/1746-4269-10-16.
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  45. Murad, W., A. Azizullah, M. Adnan, A. Tariq, K. Khan, S. Waheed and A. Ahmad, 2013. Ethnobotanical assessment of plant resources of Banda Daud Shah, District Karak, Pakistan. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Vol. 9. 10.1186/1746-4269-9-77.
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  46. Azizullah, A., W. Murad, M. Adnan, W. Ullah and D.P. Hader, 2013. Gravitactic orientation of Euglena gracilis-a sensitive endpoint for ecotoxicological assessment of water pollutants. Front. Environ. Sci., 1: 4-4.
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  47. Azizullah, A., P. Richter, W. Ullah, I. Ali and D.P. Hader, 2013. Ecotoxicity evaluation of a liquid detergent using the automatic biotest ECOTOX. Ecotoxicology, 22: 1043-1052.
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  48. Murad, W., A. Ahmad, G. Ishaq, M.S. Khan and A.M. Khan et al., 2012. Ethnobotanical studies on plant resources of Hazar Nao forest, district Malakand, Pakistan. Pak. J. Weed Sci. Res., 18: 509-527.
  49. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2012. Sensitivity of various parameters in Euglena gracilis to short-term exposure to industrial wastewaters. J. Applied Phycol., 24: 187-200.
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  50. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2012. Responses of morphological, physiological and biochemical parameters in Euglena gracilis to 7-days exposure to two commonly used fertilizers DAP and urea. J. Applied Phycol., 24: 21-33.
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  51. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2012. Chronic toxicity of a laundry detergent to the freshwater flagellate Euglena gracilis. Ecotoxicology, 21: 1957-1964.
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  52. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2011. Toxicity assessment of a common laundry detergent using the freshwater flagellate Euglena gracilis. Chemosphere, 84: 1392-1400.
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  53. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2011. Ecotoxicological evaluation of wastewater samples from Gadoon Amazai Industrial Estate (GAIE), Swabi, Pakistan. Int. J. Environ. Sci., 1: 959-976.
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  54. Azizullah, A., P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2011. Comparative toxicity of the pesticides carbofuran and malathion to the freshwater flagellate Euglena gracilis. Ecotoxicology, 20: 1442-1454.
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  55. Azizullah, A., M.N.K. Khattak, P. Richter and D.P. Hader, 2011. Water pollution in Pakistan and its impact on public health: A review. Environ. Int., 37: 479-497.
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  56. Azizullah, A., A. Nasir, P. Richter, M. Lebert and D.P. Hader, 2011. Evaluation of the adverse effects of two commonly used fertilizers, DAP and urea, on motility and orientation of the green flagellate Euglena gracilis. Environ. Exp. Bot., 74: 140-150.
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