Shaghayegh (Aler) Mehravi

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Biography

Aler completed her Bachelor degree in Plant Breeding at the Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran in 2011. In 2013, she graduated from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran with a Master degree in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. She is currently doing a PhD in the same discipline at the Sari University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural resources, Mazandaran, Iran. She joined Batley Lab as a visiting researcher in April 2018.

Research Interests

Crop breeding, Genetics and genomics, Crop evolution, Medicinal Plants screening and domestication, Chromosome engineering, Karyotypic evolution

Current Projects

The Study of Karyotype, Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) and DNA C-value Analysis of Iranian Endemic Anise (Pimpinella anisum L.) species

Anise (Pimpinella anisum L.) is one of the most useful essential oil-bearing spices as well as medicinal plant, belonging to the family Umbelliferae/Apiaceae. The species is a valuable medicinal herb native to the Mediterranean region which is cultivated in numerous countries worldwide. Anise fruits and leaves have been used as spices and traditional medicines since ancient times. In her PhD, Aler is investigating Iranian endemic anise (Pimpinella anisum L.) using Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) and DNA C-value Analysis.

Publications

1. The cytogenetic study of five tetraploid populations of Hypericum perforatum, Second International and Fourteenth Iranian Genetic Congress, Tehran, Iran, 21-23, May 2016. (In Persian)

2. Study of Cytogenetic diversity of Hypericum perforatum Iranian Endemic using multivariate statistics, The First National Conference on Strategies to Achieve Sustainable Development of Agriculture Natural Resources and the Environment, Tehran, Iran, 10, March 2013. (In Persian)

3. The study of The evolutionary position and karyotyping of some ecotype of Hypericum perforatum, The First National Conference on Strategies to Achieve Sustainable Development of Agriculture Natural Resources and the Environment, Tehran, Iran, 10, March 2013. (In Persian)

4. Ploidy level and aneuplopidy in Iranian Endemic St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum): morphological- Karyotypic- flow cytometry Studies. Plant Systematics and Evolution (Under review)

5. Epistasis for fruit, essential and oil yield in coriander genotypes grown under different irrigation regimes. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Under review)

Contact Details

Shaghayegh (Aler) Mehravi

Room 1045, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Perth, Australia

Email: shaghayegh.mehravi@uwa.edu.au