Samina Mehnaz
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Pakistan, Pakistan,
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph. D. , Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2001

Current position

Professor & Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Pakistan

Publications (since 2009)

  1. Kamran, S., Shahid, I., Baig, D. N., Rizwan, M., Malik, K. A. and Mehnaz, S. (2017). Contribution of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria in Growth Promotion and Zinc Content of Wheat. Front Microbiol 8: 2593.
  2. Mukhtar, S., Shahid, I., Mehnaz, S. and Malik, K. A. (2017). Assessment of two carrier materials for phosphate solubilizing biofertilizers and their effect on growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Microbiol Res 205: 107-117.
  3. Mukhtar, S., Ishaq, A., Hassan, S., Mehnaz, S., Mirza, M. S. and Malik, K. A. (2017). Comparison of Microbial Communities Associated with Halophyte (Salsola stocksii) and Non-Halophyte (Triticum aestivum) Using Culture-Independent Approaches. Pol J Microbiol 66(3): 353-364.
  4. Shahid, I., Rizwan, M., Baig, D. N., Saleem, R. S., Malik, K. A. and Mehnaz, S. (2017). Secondary Metabolites Production and Plant Growth Promotion by Pseudomonas chlororaphis and P. aurantiaca Strains Isolated from Cactus, Cotton, and Para Grass. J Microbiol Biotechnol 27(3): 480-491.
  5. Paterson, J., Jahanshah, G., Li, Y., Wang, Q., Mehnaz, S. and Gross, H. (2017). The contribution of genome mining strategies to the understanding of active principles of PGPR strains. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 93(3).
  6. Bauer, J. S., Hauck, N., Christof, L., Mehnaz, S., Gust, B. and Gross, H. (2016). The Systematic Investigation of the Quorum Sensing System of the Biocontrol Strain Pseudomonas chlororaphis subsp. aurantiaca PB-St2 Unveils aurI to Be a Biosynthetic Origin for 3-Oxo-Homoserine Lactones. PLoS One 11(11): e0167002.
  7. Deveau, A., Gross, H., Palin, B., Mehnaz, S., Schnepf, M., Leblond, P., Dorrestein, P. C. and Aigle, B. (2016). Role of secondary metabolites in the interaction between Pseudomonas fluorescens and soil microorganisms under iron-limited conditions. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 92(8).
  8. Mukhtar, S., Mirza, M. S., Humera, A. A., Maqbool, A., Mehnaz, S. and Malik, K. A. (2016). Microbial diversity and metagenomic analysis of rhizosphere of paragrass (Urochola mutica) growing under saline conditions. Pakistan Journal of Botany 48 (2): 779-791.
  9. Mehnaz, S., Bauer, J. S. and Gross, H. (2014). Complete Genome Sequence of the Sugar Cane Endophyte Pseudomonas aurantiaca PB-St2, a Disease-Suppressive Bacterium with Antifungal Activity toward the Plant Pathogen Colletotrichum falcatum. Genome Announc 2(1).
  10. Mahmood, T., Mehnaz, S., Fleischmann, F., Ali, R., Hashmi, Z. H. and Iqbal, Z. (2014). Soil sterilization effects on root growth and formation of rhizosheaths in wheat seedlings. Pedobiologia 57: 123-130.
  11. Deveau, A., Gross, H., Morin, E., Karpinets, T., Utturkar, S., Mehnaz, S., Martin, F., Frey-Klett, P. and Labbe, J. (2014). Genome Sequence of the Mycorrhizal Helper Bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens BBc6R8. Genome Announc 2(1).
  12. Mehnaz, S. (2013). Microbes - friends and foes of sugarcane. J Basic Microbiol 53(12): 954-971.
  13. Mehnaz, S., Saleem, R. S., Yameen, B., Pianet, I., Schnakenburg, G., Pietraszkiewicz, H., Valeriote, F., Josten, M., Sahl, H. G., Franzblau, S. G. and Gross, H. (2013). Lahorenoic acids A-C, ortho-dialkyl-substituted aromatic acids from the biocontrol strain Pseudomonas aurantiaca PB-St2. J Nat Prod 76(2): 135-141.
  14. Hartney, S. L., Mazurier, S., Girard, M. K., Mehnaz, S., Davis, E. W., 2nd, Gross, H., Lemanceau, P. and Loper, J. E. (2013). Ferric-pyoverdine recognition by Fpv outer membrane proteins of Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5. J Bacteriol 195(4): 765-776.
  15. Nguyen, D. D., Wu, C. H., Moree, W. J., Lamsa, A., Medema, M. H., Zhao, X., Gavilan, R. G., Aparicio, M., Atencio, L., Jackson, C., Ballesteros, J., Sanchez, J., Watrous, J. D., Phelan, V. V., van de Wiel, C., Kersten, R. D., Mehnaz, S., De Mot, R., Shank, E. A., Charusanti, P., Nagarajan, H., Duggan, B. M., Moore, B. S., Bandeira, N., Palsson, B. O., Pogliano, K., Gutierrez, M. and Dorrestein, P. C. (2013). MS/MS networking guided analysis of molecule and gene cluster families. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(28): E2611-2620.
  16. Mehnaz, S. and Gross, H. (2011). Pseudomonas aurantiaca PB-St2, a bio-fungicide and a bio-fertilizer for the future. In: Reddy, M. S. and Wang, Q. (Eds.). Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for sustainable agriculture. China Agricultural Science and Technology Press pp. 79-88.
  17. Mehnaz, S., Baig, D. N. and Lazarovits, G. (2010). Genetic and phenotypic diversity of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from sugarcane plants growing in pakistan. J Microbiol Biotechnol 20(12): 1614-1623.
  18. Mehnaz, S., Kowalik, T., Reynold, B. and Lazarovits, G. (2010). Growth promoting effects of corn (Zea mays) bacterial isolates under greenhouse and field conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42(10): 1848-1856.
  19. Baig, D. N. and Mehnaz, S. (2010). Determination and distribution of cry-type genes in halophilc Bacillus thuringiensis isolates of Arabian Sea sedimentary rocks. Microbiol Res 165(5): 376-383.
  20. Mehnaz, S., Baig, D. N., Jamil, F., Weselowski, B. and Lazarovits, G. (2009). Characterization of a phenazine and hexanoyl homoserine lactone producing Pseudomonas aurantiaca strain PB-St2, isolated from sugarcane stem. J Microbiol Biotechnol 19(12): 1688-1694.
  21. Mehnaz, S., Weselowski, B., Aftab, F., Zahid, S., Lazarovits, G. and Iqbal, J. (2009). Isolation, characterization, and effect of fluorescent pseudomonads on micropropagated sugarcane. Can J Microbiol 55(8): 1007-1011.
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