Alam Afroz


Dr Afroz Alam

Associate Professor,

Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology

Banasthali University



Publications: 52

Published Papers


 Afroz Alam (2014). Morphotaxonomy of Fossombronia Raddi (Metzgeriales) from Nilgiri hills (India), Frahmia 7:1-12


Naveen Sahu, Afroz Alam, Krishna Kumar Rawat, Praveen Kumar Verma (2014). Spore morphologyof some south Indian species of Asterella P. Beauv. (Marchantiophyta). Journal of American Science; 10: 18-24.


Afroz Alam (2014).  Morphotaxonomy of three rare terricolous taxa of Jungermanniales occurring in Nilgiri hills (western Ghats) India.  International Journal of Environment, 3(2): 263-275.


 Afroz Alam, S. Vats, V. Sharma (2014).  Biomonitoring of Heavy Metal Pollution at Mount Abu (Rajasthan, India) using Riccia Billardieri Mont. & Nees Ex Gottsche, Lindenb. & Nees (Bryophyta: Hepaticae). International Journal of Scientific Research in Knowledge, 2(6):  277-284.


Afroz Alam, S. Pandey, V. Singh, S. C. Sharma and V. Sharma (2014). Moss flora of Mount Abu (Rajasthan), India: An updated checklist. Tropical Plant Research 1(1): 8–13


Afroz Alam (2014). Bio-Monitoring of metal deposition in Ranthambhore national park (Rajasthan), India using Riccia aravalliensis Pande et Udar. Elixir Bio Tech. 69: 22838-22842


R. C. Pantola and Afroz Alam (2013). Correlation between copper induced changes in peroxidase activities and its accumulation in seedling roots of Brassica juncea. Mycopath, 11 (2):


Afroz Alam (2013). Antifungal efficacies of Hyophila rosea Williams (Bryophyta: Pottiaceae). Mycopath 11 (1): 15-17.


Praveen Kumar Verma, Afroz Alam & K. K. Rawat (2013). Assessment of Liverworts and Hornworts flora of Nilgiri hills, Western Ghats (India). Polish Botanical Journal 58(2): 525-537


Sharad Vats & Afroz Alam (2013). Antioxidant activity of Barbula javanica Doz. et Molk.: A relatively unexplored bryophyte. Elixir Applied Botany 65: 20103-20104.


Afroz Alam, V. Sharma, P. K. Verma & K. K. Rawat (2013). Scanning Electron Microspory of some selected south Indian taxa of Marchantiales (Bryophyta: Hepaticae). Archive for Bryology, vol. 190: 1-6


Afroz Alam (2013). Bio-monitoring of metal deposition in Ranthambhore National Park (Rajasthan), India using Plagiochasma rupestre (G. Frost) Stephani. Archive for Bryology, vol. 186: 1-10


Sharad Vats and Afroz Alam (2013). Antibacterial Activity of Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P. Beauv. against some pathogenic Bacteria. Journal of Biological Sciences. Vol. 13 (5): 427-431.


Geeta Asthana & Afroz Alam (2013) Cololejeunea clavatopapillata Steph.  —New to Asia, Tropical Bryology, Vol. 35:39-42.


Afroz Alam, Vinay Sharma, Shiv Charan Sharma and Sonu Yadav (2013). Hypnum plumaeforme Wilson - New addition to the Bryoflora of Western Himalayas, India. Archive for Bryology, 170: 1-4.


Afroz Alam (2013). Moss Flora of Western Himalayas (India)- An updated Checklist. Archive for Bryology, 168: 1-28.


Afroz Alam (2013). Moss flora of Munsiyari (Uttarakhand), Western Himalayas, India. Archive for Bryology, 161: 1-11.


Afroz Alam, K. K. Behera, Sharad Vats & M. Iqbal (2013). A preliminary study on bryodiversity of Similipal Biosphere Reserve (Odisha), India. Archive for Bryology 157: 1-9.


Afroz Alam, D. Sharma & Sonu Yadav (2012) Solenostoma tetragonum (Lindb.) R. M. Schust. ex Vana et D. G. Long var. kodaikanaleinsis var. nov. from Palni hills, Tamil Nadu. Phytotaxonomy, Vol. 12: 68-71.


Afroz Alam, Abhishek Tripathi, V. Sharma and S.C. Sharma (2012) Bryoflora of Munsyari and Dharchula Tehsil of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas, India; Archive for Bryology, Vol. 140:1-11. (2012)


Afroz Alam, S. Khan, V. Sharma, S.C. Sharma and Aruna Rani (2012) RAPD and morphological analysis of bryophytes - Thuidium tamariscinum (Hedw.) Schimp. and Hyophyla comosa Dixon in P. de la Varde, Researcher, 4(11):98-103]. (ISSN: 1553-9865). (2012)


Afroz Alam, V. Sharma, S.C. Sharma and Punam Kumari (2012) Antibacterial activity of the alcoholic extracts of Entodon nepalensis Mizush. against some pathogenic bacteria, Report and Opinion  4:(10):44-47.(ISSN: 1553-9873).


Afroz Alam and V. Sharma (2012) Seasonal variation in accumulation of heavy metals in Lunularia cruciata (Linn.) Dum. at Nilgiri hills, Western Ghats, International Journal of Biological Science and Engineering. Vol. 3 (2): 91-99 (ISSN: 1976-1519).


Afroz Alam, Sharad Vats & K. K. Behera, (2012). Exormotheca ceylonensis Meijer - a threatened liverwort in India, rediscovered in Palni Hills, Tamil Nadu, Journal of Threatened Taxa. Vol. 4(5): 2593–2595. (2012)


Afroz Alam (2012) Some Indian bryophytes known for their biologically active compounds, International Journal of applied biology and pharmaceutical technology. Vol. 2(3): 239-246. (2012)


Afroz Alam, V. Sharma and S.C. Sharma (2012) In vitro antifungal efficacies of aqueous extract of Targionia hypophylla L. against growth of some pathogenic fungi. (2012), International Journal of Ayurvedic and herbal medicine. Vol. 2 (2): 229-233.


Afroz Alam, V. Sharma and S.C. Sharma (2012) An Association between Macromitrium sulcatum (Hook.) Brid. and Ulothrix zonata (Weber & Mohr) Kützing. Archive for Bryology, Vol. 129:1-4. (2012)


Afroz Alam (2012) Antifungal activity of Plagiochasma rupestre (Forst.) Steph. extracts. Researcher, Vol 4(3): 61—64. (2012)


Afroz Alam, K. K. Behera, Sharad Vats, D. Sharma & V Sharma (2012). Impact of Bryo-Diversity depletion on Land Slides in Nilgiri Hills, Western Ghats (South India) Archive for Bryology Vol. 122: 1-7. (2012)


Afroz Alam (2012) Liverworts Flora of Parson’s valley, Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats), South India. Archive for Bryology, Vol. 119: 1-20 (2012)


Deepak Sharma & Afroz Alam (2011). Present Status of Liverwort diversity at Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh). Journal of Indian Botanical Society, Vol. 90 (3&4): 332-338. (2011)


Afroz Alam, P.K. Verma, G. Asthana and S. Yadav (2011) Moss Flora of Palni Hills (Tamil Nadu), India-A Checklist , Archive for Bryology Vol. 112: 1-7. (2011)


Muddassar Iqbal, Anima Langer, Fayaz Butt and Afroz Alam (2011) Studies on the associates of Conocephalum conicum L. (Dumort.) and Dumortiera hirsuta Sw. (Nees).  American Journal of Plant Sciences Vol. 2:283-286. (2011) Impact Factor: 0.27


Afroz Alam, V. Sharma and S.C. Sharma (2011) Bryoflora of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan (India),  Archive for Bryology Vol. 106: 1-8. (2011)


Muddassar Iqbal, Anima Langer and Afroz Alam (2011) Intraspecific variability assessment (Ecological and Morpho-anatomical) in Conocephalum conicum (L.) Dumort. in North- West Himalaya (Bhaderwah, J&K), India. In: Archive for Bryology.  Vol. 104: 1-13. (2011)


Muddassar Iqbal, Anima Langer and Afroz Alam (2011) Conocephalum conicum (L.) Dumort. (Snake Liverwort) Threatened in Bhaderwah (J & K) due to Environmental Shock, American Journal of Plant Sciences Vol. 2: 554-560. (2011) Impact Factor: 0.27


Afroz Alam, Tripathi, A., Vats, S., Behera, K. K., Sharma, V. (2011). In vitro antifungal efficacies of aqueous extract of Dumortiera hirsuta (Swaegr.) Nees against sporulation and growth of postharvest phytopathogenic fungi. Archive for Bryology . Vol. 103: 1-9. (2011)


P. K. Verma, Afroz Alam and S.C. Srivastava (2011) Status of Mosses in Nilgiri Hills (Western Ghats), India.  Archive for Bryology , Vol. 102: 1-16. (2011)


Afroz Alam (2011). Diversity and Distribution of terricolous liverworts (Hepaticae) in Nilgiri hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (Biological Section). Vol. 81 B,  Part II: 206-217 (2011)


Afroz Alam & S. C. Srivastava (2011). Liverwort Diversity in Palni hills, Tamil Nadu-A Checklist.  NELMBO Bull. Bot. Surv. India, Vol. 51: 99-122. (2009)


Afroz Alam & S. C. Srivastava (2009). Current Status of Genus Plagiochasma in Nilgiri and Palni hills with SEM details of Spores.  Indian Journal of Forestry vol. 32(4) 623-634. (2009)


Afroz Alam (2009). Rare and Endangered terricolous liverworts of Nilgiri and Palni Hills, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Indian Botanical society vol.88 (3 &4): 236-238 (2009)


Afroz Alam & S. C. Srivastava (2009). Marchantia paleacea Bert. As an indicator of heavy metal pollution. Indian Journal of Forestry, vol. 32(3) 465-470. (2009)


Afroz Alam (2008). New additions to the Bryoflora of Nilgiri hills (Tamil Nadu), South India. Geophytology  38 (1 - 2):  41-44. (2008)


Afroz Alam, Adarsh Kumar & S. C. Srivastava (2009). Jungermannia (Plectocolea) nilgiriensis sp.nov. from Nilgiri Hills (Western Ghats) India.  Bull. Bot. Surv. India Vol. 49, Nos. 1-4: pp. 219-224. (2007)


S. C. Srivastava, P. K. Verma & Afroz Alam (2006). Plagiochila gracilis Lindenb. & Gott. and P. subtropica St. in Western Ghats (Nilgiri Hills).  Phytotaxonomy Vol. 6: 78-83. (2006)


S. C. Srivastava & Afroz Alam (2005). Frullania tamarisci (L.) Dum.  - A New Phorophyte for Stigonema Cf. minutum (C.A.Agardh) Hassall.  Indian Journal of Forestry vol. 28 (4): 429-432. (2005)


S. C. Srivastava & Afroz Alam (2005). Family Scapaniaceae-New to South Indian Bryoflora.  Indian Journal of Forestry , vol. 28 (3): 287-290.  (2005)


S. C. Srivastava & Afroz Alam (2004). Frullania riojaneirensis (Raddi) Spruce- an addition to Indian Bryoflora.  Geophytology, vol. 33 (1 & 2): 47-51 (2004).


S. C. Srivastava & Afroz Alam (2002). A collection of Frullania from Nilgiri hills with F. densiloba St. as a new record for India, Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society ,  vol. 99(2), pp. 224-231. (2002)




Afroz Alam & S. C. Srivastava (2012). Hepaticae of Nilgiri hills, Western Ghats India (India), Vol. I- Terrestrial diversity. LAP-Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany, ISBN:-978-3-659-30425-5 (Monograph)


Naveen Sahu, S. C. Srivastava, Afroz Alam (2013). Palyno-taxonomy of some selected taxa of family Aytoniaceae, LAP-Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany, ISBN:-978-3-659-48039-3.