Dr. Masoomeh  Shams-Ghahfarokhi

Dr. Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi

Research Scientist
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Molecular Microbiology
62%
Bioinformatics
90%
Microbiology
75%
Protein Purification
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Shapourzadeh, A., N. Rahimi Verki, S.M. Atyabi, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, Z. Jahanshiri, S. Irani and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2016. Inhibitory effects of cold atmospheric plasma on the growth, ergosterol biosynthesis, and keratinase activity in Trichophyton rubrum. Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 608: 27-33.
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  2. Rahimi Verki, N., A. Shapoorzadeh, M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, S.M. Atyabi, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, Z. Jahanshiri and M. Gholami Shabani, 2016. Cold atmospheric plasma inhibits the growth of Candida albicans by affecting ergosterol biosynthesis and suppresses the fungal virulence factors in vitro. Photodiagn. Photodyn. Ther., 13: 66-72.
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  3. Mohammadi, A., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, F. Nazarian Firouzabadi, R. Kachuei, M. Gholami Shabani and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2016. Giberella fujikuroi species complex isolated from maize and wheat in Iran: Distribution, molecular identification and fumonisin B1 in vitro biosynthesis. J. Sci. Food Agric., 96: 1333-1340.
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  4. Kermani, F., m. Shams Ghahfarokhi, M. Gholami Shabani and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2016. Diversity, molecular phylogeny and fingerprint profiles of airborne Aspergillus species using random amplified polymorphic DNA. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 32: 1-10.
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  5. Gholami Shabani, M., A. Imani, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, Z. Gholami Shabani and A. Pazooki, et al., 2016. Bioinspired synthesis, characterization and antifungal activity of enzyme-mediated gold nanoparticles using a fungal oxidoreductase. J. Iran. Chem. Soc., 13: 2059-2068.
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  6. Afshari, M.A., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2016. Antifungal susceptibility and virulence factors of clinically isolated dermatophytes in Tehran, Iran. Iran. J. Microbiol., 8: 36-46.
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  7. Jahanshiri, Z., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi, A. Allameh and M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, 2015. Inhibitory effect of eugenol on aflatoxin B1 production in Aspergillus parasiticus by downregulating the expression of major genes in the toxin biosynthetic pathway. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 31: 1071-1078.
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  8. Gholami Shabani, M., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, Z. Gholami Shabani, A. Akbarzadeh and G. Riazi, et al, 2015. Enzymatic synthesis of gold nanoparticles using sulfite reductase purified from Escherichia coli: A green eco-friendly approach. Process Biochem., 50: 1076-1085.
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  9. Ghahfarokhi, M.S. and M.R. Abyaneh, 2015. Rapid identification of malassezia furfur from other malassezia species: A major causative agent of pityriasis versicolor. Iran. J. Med. Sci., 29: 36-39.
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  10. Fekrazad, R., V.G. Barghi, A.P.B. Mir and M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, 2015. In vitro photodynamic inactivation of candida albicans by phenothiazine dye (new methylene blue) and Indocyanine green (EmunDo®. Photodiagn. Photodyn. Ther., 12: 52-57.
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  11. Fekrazad, R., A.P.B. Mir, V.G. Barghi and M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, 2015. Eradication of C. albicans and T. rubrum with photoactivated indocyanine green, Citrus aurantifolia essential oil and fluconazole. Photodiagn. Photodyn. Ther., 12: 289-297.
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  12. Afshar, H., M. Shams hahfarokhi and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2015. Distribution and diversity of Alt a 1 gene in Alternaria species isolated from outdoor air of Tehran. Iran. J. Med. Microbiol., 9: 36-46.
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  13. Teifoori, F., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, I. Postigo, M. Razzaghi Abyaneh and A. Eslamifar, et al., 2014. Identification of the main allergen sensitizers in an Iran asthmatic population by molecular diagnosis. Allergy Asthma Clin. Immunol., .
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  14. Shams Ghahfarokhi, M., S. Aghaei Gharehbolagh, N. Aslani and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2014. Investigation on distribution of airborne fungi in outdoor environment in Tehran, Iran. J. Environ. Health Sci. Eng., .
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  15. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., G. Sadeghi, E. Zeinali, M. Alirezaee and M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi et al., 2014. Species distribution and antifungal susceptibility of Candida spp. isolated from superficial candidiasis in outpatients in Iran. J. Mycol. Med., 24: e43-e50.
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  16. Razzaghi Abyaneh, M., P.K. Chang, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi and M. Rai, 2014. Global health issues of aflatoxins in food and agriculture: challenges and opportunities. Front. Microbiol., .
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  17. Ranjbariyan, A., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2014. Antifungal activity of a soil isolate of pseudomonas chlororaphis against medically important dermatophytes and identification of a phenazine-like compound as its bioactive metabolite. J. Mycol. Med., 24: e57-e64.
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  18. Nasiri, M., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2014. Inhibitory effect of Carum carvi essential oil on the growth of Candida albicans. Sci. J. Microbiol., 3: 74-77.
  19. Gholami Shabani, M., A. Akbarzadeh, D. Norouzian, A. Amini, and Z. Gholami Shabani, et al., 2014. Antimicrobial activity and physical characterization of silver nanoparticles green synthesized using nitrate reductase from Fusarium oxysporum. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 172: 4084-4098.
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  20. Teifoori, F., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, A. Eslamifar, M. Moinazad Tehrani, P. Mashayekhi and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2013. Study on the role of Alternaria alternata in the etiology of allergic asthma in patients admitted to Loghman Hospital by using the skin prick test and solid-phase immunoassay. Modares J. Med. Sci. Pathobiol., 16: 1-12.
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  21. Sepahvand, A., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, A. Allameh and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2013. Diversity and distribution patterns of airborne microfungi in indoor and outdoor hospital environments in Khorramabad, Southwest Iran. Jundishapur J. Microbiol., 6: 186-192.
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  22. Razzaghi Abyaneh, M., R. Saberi, A. Sharifan, M.B. Rezaee and R. Seifili, et al, 2013. Effects of Heracleum persicum ethyl acetate extract on the growth, hyphal ultrastructure and aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus. Mycotoxin Res., 29: 261-269.
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  23. Mohammadi Gholami, A., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, R. Kachuei and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2013. Isolation and identification of fusarium species from maize and wheat and assessment of their ability to produce fumonisin B1. Modares J. Med. Sci. Pathobiol., 16: 53-64.
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  24. Jamali, M., M. Karimipour, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, A. Amani and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2013. Expression of aflatoxin genes aflO (omtB) and aflQ (ordA) differentiates levels of aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus strains from soils of pistachio orchards. Res. Microbiol., 164: 293-299.
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  25. Erami, M., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, Z. Jahanshiri, A. Sharif and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2013. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis due to Rhizopus oryzae in a diabetic patient: A case report. J. Mycol. Med., 23: 123-129.
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  26. Jamalian, A., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, K. Jaimand, N. Pashootan, A. Amani and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2012. Chemical composition and antifungal activity of matricaria recutita flower essential oil against medically important dermatophytes and soil-borne pathogens. J. Mycol. Med., 22: 308-315.
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  27. Jamali, M., M.A. Ebrahimi, M. Karimipour, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi and N. Dinparast Djadid, et al., 2012. An insight into the distribution, genetic diversity, and mycotoxin production of Aspergillus section Flavi in soils of pistachio orchards. Folia Microbiol., 57: 27-36.
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  28. Jahanshiri, Z., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, A. Allameh and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2012. Effect of curcumin on Aspergillus parasiticus growth and expression of major genes involved in the early and late stages of aflatoxin biosynthesis. Iran. J. Public Health, 41: 72-79.
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  29. Amani, S., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, M. Banasaz and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2012. Mycotoxin-producing ability and chemotype diversity of Aspergillus Section Flavi from soils of peanut-growing regions in Iran. Indian J. Microbiol., 52: 551-556.
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  30. Sepahvand, A., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, A. Allameh, Z. Jahanshiri, M. Jamali and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2011. A survey on distribution and toxigenicity of Aspergillus flavus from indoor and outdoor hospital environments. Folia Microbiol., 56: 527-534.
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  31. Sadeghi, G., M. Abouei, M. Alirezaee, R. Tolouei, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, E. Mostafavi and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2011. A 4-year survey of dermatomycoses in Tehran from 2006 to 2009. J. Mycol. Med., 21: 260-265.
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  32. Ranjbariyan, A.R., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, S. Kalantari and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2011. Molecular identification of antagonistic bacteria from Tehran soils and evaluation of their inhibitory activities toward pathogenic fungi. Iran. J. Microbiol., 3: 140-146.
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  33. Alinezhad, S., M. Tolouee, A. Kamalzadeh, A.A. Motalebi and M Nazeri, et al., 2011. Mycobiota and aflatoxin B1 contamination of rainbow trout (Oncorhinchus mykiss) feed with emphasis to Aspergillus section Flavi. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 10: 363-374.
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  34. Alinezhad, S., A. Kamalzadeh, M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, M.B. Rezaee and K. Jaimand, et al., 2011. Search for novel antifungals from 49 indigenous medicinal plants: Foeniculum vulgare and Platycladus orientalis as strong inhibitors of aflatoxin production by Aspergillus parasiticus. Ann. Microbiol., 61: 673-681.
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  35. Tolouee, M., S. Alinezhad, R. Saberi, A. Eslamifar and S.J. Zad, et al., 2010. Effect of Matricaria chamomilla L. flower essential oil on the growth and ultrastructure of Aspergillus niger van Tieghem. Int. J. Food Microbiol., 139: 127-133.
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  36. Ranjbar-Bahadori, S., M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M. Bayat, A. Eslami, K. Pirali, M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi and S. Lotfollahzadeh, 2010. Studies on the effect of temperature, incubation time and in vivo gut passage on servival and nematophagous activity of Arthrobotrys oligospora var. Oligospora and A. Cladodes var. Macroides. Global Veterinaria, 4: 112-117.
  37. Shams-Ghahfarokhi, M., F. Mosleh-Tehrani, S. Ranjbar-Bahadori and M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, 2009. An epidemiological survey on cattle ringworm in major dairy farms of Mashhad city, Eastern Iran. Iran J. Microbiol., 1: 31-36.
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  38. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi, M.B. Rezaee, K. Jaimand, S. Alinezhad, R. Saberi and T. Yoshinari, 2009. Chemical composition and antiaflatoxigenic activity of Carum carvi L., Thymus vulgaris and Citrus aurantifolia essential oils. Food Control, 20: 1018-1024.
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  39. Moghaddasi, B., M.S. Ghahfarokhi, F. Zeini and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2009. In vitro antifungal effects of ketoconazole against clinical isolates of candida from vulvovaginal candidiasis. Daneshvar Med. J., 16: 75-82.
  40. Mirzahosseini, H., S. Omidinia, M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi, G. Sadeghi and M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, 2009. Application of PCR-RFLP to rapid identification of the main pathogenic dermatophytes from clinical specimens. Iranian J. Public Health, 38: 18-24.
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  41. Bagheri Gavkosh, S., M. Bigdeli, M.S. Ghahfarokhi and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2009. Inhibitory effects of ephedra major host on aspergillus parasiticus growth and aflatoxin production. Mycopathologia, 168: 249-255.
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  42. Zare, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi, S. Ranjbar-Bahadori, A. Allameh and M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, 2008. Comparative study of the major Iranian cereal cultivars and some selected spices in relation to support Aspergillus parasiticus growth and aflatoxin productioni. Iran. Biomed. J., 12: 229-236.
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  43. Shams Ghahfarrokhi, M., A. Razzaghparast, M.H. Yadegari and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2008. Antifungal effects of fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole in intact forms and also combinations to each other against some pathogenic yeasts. Horizon Med. Sci., 13: 29-38.
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  44. Razzaghi Abyaneh, M., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, T. Yoshinari, M.B. Rezaee, K. Jaimand, H. Nagasawa and S. Sakuda, 2008. Inhibitory effects of Satureja hortensis L. essential oil on growth and aflatoxin production by aspergillus parasiticus. Int. J. Food Microbiol., 123: 228-233.
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  45. Razaghparast, A., G.M. Shams, M.H. Yadgari and A.M. Razaghi, 2008. Antifungal effects of allium cepa and some azoles in intact forms and in combinations to each other against pathogenic yeasts. Kowsar Med. J., 13: 103-113.
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  46. Nemati, S.L., G.M. Shams and M. Yadgari, 2008. Evaluation of disk diffusion and broth microdilution methods for fluconazole susceptibility testing in one group of Candida spp. in Tehran. Daneshvar Med., 15: 51-58.
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  47. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., T. Yoshinari, M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi, M.B. Rezaee, H. Nagasawa and S. Sakuda, 2007. Dillapiol and Apiol as Specific Inhibitors of the Biosynthesis of Aflatoxin G1 in Aspergillus parasiticus. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 71: 2329-2332.
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  48. Pirali Kheirabadi, K., H. Haddadzadeh, M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, S. Bokaie, R. Zare, M. Ghazavi and M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, 2007. Biological control of rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus by different strains of metarhizium anisopliae, beauveria bassiana and lecanicillium psalliotae fungi. Parasitol. Res., 100: 1297-1302.
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  49. Ghorbanian, M., M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, A. Abdolamir, S.G. Masoomeh and M. Qorbani, 2007. Study on the effect of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) leaf extract on the growth of Aspergillus parasiticus and production of aflatoxin by it at different incubation times. Mycoses., 51: 35-39.
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  50. Ghahfarokhi, S.M., S. Ammanloo, M. Forouzandemoghadam and H. Mirzahoseini, 2007. Identification and diagnosis of common Malassezia species by PCR-RFLP in IRAN. Modares J. Med. Sci. Pathol., 9: 37-43.
  51. Shams Ghahfarokhi, M., M.R. Shokoohamiri, N. Amirrajab, B. Moghadasi and A. Ghajari, et al., 2006. In vitro antifungal activities of allium cepa, allium sativum and ketoconazole against some pathogenic yeasts and dermatophytes. Fitoterapia, 77: 321-323.
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  52. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi, M. Kawachi, A. Eslamifar and O.J. Schmidt et al., 2006. Ultrastructural evidences of growth inhibitory effects of a novel biocide, Akacid®plus, on an aflatoxigenic Aspergillus parasiticus. Toxicon, 48: 1075-1082.
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  53. Razzaghi Abyaneh, M., S.M. Ghahfarokhi, A. Allameh, A. Kazeroon Shiri, S. Ranjbar Bahadori, H. Mirzahoseini and M.B. Rezaee, 2006. A survey on distribution of Aspergillus section Flavi in corn field soils in Iran: population patterns based on aflatoxins, cyclopiazonic acid and sclerotia production. Mycopathologia, 161: 183-192.
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  54. Razzaghi Abyaneh, M., M. Shams Ghahfarokhi, A. Eslamifar, O.J. Schmidt and R. Gharebaghi, et al., 2006. Inhibitory effects of Akacid® plus on growth and aflatoxin production by aspergillus parasiticus. Mycopathologia, 161: 245-249.
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  55. Mohammadi, R., M.H. Yadegari, F. Moattar and M. Shams, 2006. Antifungal activity of Boswellia serrata's essential oil against fluconazole resistant and susceptible isolates of Candida albicans. Med. J. Isfahan, 24: 30-35.
  56. Katiraee, F., M.H. Yadegari, M.S. Ghahfarokhi and H. Zarinkafsh, 2006. Phenotypic diagnostic methods to distinguish of Candida dubliniensis from C. albicans. Kowsar Med. J., 10: 247-254.
  57. Ghahfarokhi, S.M., N. Amirrajab, A. Ghajari and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2006. Comparative study on in vitro antifungal activity of garlic (Allium sativum), onion (Allium cepa) and terbinafine against current dermatophytes species. Daneshvar Med., 13: 53-62.
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  58. Ghahfarokhi, S.M., M.R. Shokoohamiri, G. Sadeghi, M.R. Abyaneh and H. Mirzahoseini, 2006. Comparative study of the effect of antifungal drugs terbinafine and ketoconazole against malassezia furfur isolates. Daneshvar Med., 14: 45-52.
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  59. Amir, R.N., G.M. Shams, A. Ghajari and A.M. Razaghi, 2006. In vitro antifungal activities of griseofulvin and terbinafine against common dermatophytes. Hakim Med. J., 9: 28-33.
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  60. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., A. Allameh, T. Tiraihi, M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi and M. Ghorbanian, 2005. Morphological alterations in toxigenic Aspergillus parasiticus exposed to neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf and seed aqueous extracts. Mycopathologia, 159: 565-570.
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  61. Ghorbanian, M., A.M. Razaghi, A. Alameh, G.M. Shams, G.R. Babaei and M. Rezaei, 2005. Effect of incubation time on aspergillus parasiticus growth and its aflatoxin productivity in presence of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss). Hakim Med. J., 8: 54-60.
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  62. Shams, M., A. Fazli, A. Lotfi and M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, 2004. Cellobiose dehydrogenase production by the genus Cladosporium. Iran. Biomed. J., 8: 107-111.
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  63. Masoomeh, S.G., R.A. Mehdi, R.B. Shahrokh, E. Ali and Z. Rasoul et al., 2004. Screening of soil and sheep faecal samples for predacious fungi: Isolation and characterization of the nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Iran. Biomed., 8: 135-142.
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  64. Ghahfarokhi, M.S., M. Goodarzi, M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh, T. Al-Tiraihi and G. Seyedipour, 2004. Morphological evidences for onion-induced growth inhibition of Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Fitoterapia, 75: 645-655.
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  65. Ghahfarokhi, M.S., J. Refaee, A. Allameh and M. Razzaghi Abyaneh, 2004. Effects of aqueous and essential oil of onion (Allium cepa) on growth and lipase activity in Malassezia furfur. Daneshvar Med., 11: 31-38.
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  66. Ghahfarokhi, M.S., M. Razafsha, A. Allameh and M.R. Abyaneh, 2003. Inhibitory effects of aqueous onion and garlic extracts on growth and keratinase activity in Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Iran. Biomed. J., 7: 113-118.
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  67. Allameh, A., M.R. Abyaneh, M.R. Shams, M.B. Rezaee and K. Jaimand, 2002. Effects of neem leaf extract on production of aflatoxins and activities of fatty acid synthetase, isocitrate dehydrogenase and glutathione S-transferase in Aspergillus parasiticus. Mycopathologia, 54: 79-84.
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  68. Shams, M., M.J. Rasaee, M. Moosavi and M. Razzaghi, 2001. Identification of malassezia species in patients with pityriasis versicolor submitted to the Razi Hospital in Tehran. Iran. Biomed. J., 5: 121-126.
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