Research Interest: Biosystematic, Molecular Phylogenetics and Population Genetics

Post Doctoral: Marine Biology, specialization in Molecular Phylogenetics and Population Genetics (2015- 2017) Ocean University of China, China

Ph.D: Aquatic Biology, specialization in Aquatic Systematics and Evolution (2012-2015) Ocean University of China, China

M.Sc.: Zoology, specialization in Biosystematics (2002-2005) Razi University, Iran

B.Sc.: Biology, specialization in Zoology (1997-2002) Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

 

Email: asem [dot] alireza [at] gmail [dot] com

Publications (Full Texts are available in my Research Gate accent)

-Shen Ch-Y., Liu Ch., Wu X., Yao L., Meng X., Xia L., Wang P-Zh., Li W., Eimanifar A.and Asem A. (2021) First record of the invasive American Artemia franciscana Kellogg, 1906 (Branchiopoda, Anostraca) at the South China Sea coast of China. Crustaceana 94: 647-650.

 

-Asem A., Disastrous R., Eimanifar A, Lu H., Liu Ch, Wu X., Yao L., Meng X, Li W. and Wang P-Zh. (2021) Impact of Colonization of an Invasive Species on Genetic Differentiation in New Environments: A Study on American Artemia franciscana (Crustacea: Anostraca) in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Ocean University of China (Accepted)

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A., Li W., Shen C.-Y., Shikhsarmast F.M., Dan Y.-T., Lu H., Zhou Y., Chen Y., Wang P.-Z. and M. Wink (2021) Reanalysis and Revision of the Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 (Crustacea:Anostraca). Diversity, 13: 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13010014.

 

-Lu H., Asem A., Li W., Che W. and Wang P-Zh (2021) Influence of temperature changes on symbiotic Symbiodiniaceae and bacterial communities’ structure: an experimental study on soft coral Sarcophyton trocheliophorum (Anthozoa: Alcyoniidae). Journal Of Tropical Ecology (Accepted)

 

-H. Lu, A. Asem, Y. Han, M. Li, W. Li and Wang P-Zh. (2021) Diversity and Abundance of Symbiodiniaceae and Bacteria in Corals Sarcophyton trocheliophorum and Euphyllia ancora Under Thermal Stimulation. Journal of Genetic Resources 7: 1-14.

 

- Lu H., Asem A., Wang L., Li W. and PeiZheng Wang P-Zh. (2021) Comparison of Symbiotic Bacterial Community of Soft Corals Sarcophyton and Sinularia of the Hainan Province, (South China Sea, China). Genetics of Aquatic Organisms 5: 19-28.

 

- Eimanifar A. , Asem A., Wang P-Zh., Li W.and Wink M. (2020) Using ISSR Genomic Fingerprinting to Study the Genetic Dierentiation of Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca) from Iran and Neighbor Regions with the Focus on the Invasive American Artemia franciscana. Diversity 12, 132; doi:10.3390/d12040132

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A., Rastegar-Pouyani N., Hontoria F., De Vos S., Van Stappen G. and Sun S.C (2020) An overview on the nomenclatural and phylogenetic problems of native Asian brine shrimps of the genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca). Zookeys, 902: 1–15. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.902.34593.

 

-Eimanifar A., Pieplow J.T., Asem A. and Ellis J.D. (2020) Genetic diversity and population structure of two subspecies of western honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the Republic of South Africa as revealed by microsatellite genotyping. PeerJ 8:e8280 DOI 10.7717/peerj.8280.

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A., Van Stappen G. and Sun S.C. (2019) The impact of one-decade ecological disturbance on genetic changes: a study on the brine shrimp Artemia urmiana from Urmia Lake, Iran. PeerJ 7:e7190 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7190.

 

-Asem A., Li W., Wang P., Eimanifar A., Shen Ch.-Y., De Vos S. and Van Stappen G. (2019) The complete mitochondrial genome of Artemia sinica Cai, 1989 (Crustacea: Anostraca) using next-generation sequencing. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4: 746–747.

 

-Saji A., Eimanifar A., Soorae P.S., Al Dhaheri Sh., Li W., Wang P-Zh. and Asem A. (2019) Phylogenetic analysis of exotic invasive species of Brine Shrimp Artemia Leach, 1819 (Branchiopoda, Anostraca) in Al Wathba Wetland Reserve (UAE; Abu Dhabi). Crustaceana, 92 (4) 495-503.

 

-Saleem Chang M., Asem A. and Sun S.C. (2019) Morphological abnormality in Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca): a specimen with three compound eyes. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 71 (1): 143-144.

 

-Wang Z.C., Asem A., Okazaki R., and Sun S.C. (2019) The critical stage for inducing oviparity and embryonic diapause in parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca): an experimental study. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 37 (5): 1669-1677.

 

-Wang Z.C., Wu J. and Asem A. (2019) Combined effect of salinity and ferric citrate on the biometric characterization of Artemia cysts under laboratory condition. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 19 (5): 447-450.

 

-Wang Z.C., Wu J. and Asem A. (2019) Occurrence of a tumour-like abnormality in the telson skeleton of the brine shrimp Artemia (Branchiopoda, Anostraca). Crustaceana, 92: 247-251.

 

-Shen Ch-Y., Dan Y-T., Asem A., Wang P-Zh., Xue W., Tong X-B., Li W. (2019) The complete mitochondrial genome of soft coral Sarcophyton trocheliophorum (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) using next-generation sequencing. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4: 3734–3735.

 

-Chen Y., Dan Y-T., Lu H., Wang P.-Zh., Asem A. and Li W. (2019) The complete mitochondrial genome of Sinularia maxima Verseveldt, 1971 (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) using next-generation sequencing. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4: 3425–3426.

 

-Asem A.,  Lu H., Wang P-Zh. and Li W. (2019) The complete mitochondrial genome of Sinularia ceramensis Verseveldt, 1977 (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) using next-generation sequencing. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4: 815–816.

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A., Li W.,  Wang P., Brooks S.A., and Wink M. (2018) Phylogeography and population genetic structure of an exotic invasive brine shrimp Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca) in Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 66, 307–316.

 

-Asem A., Wang P. and Sun S.C. (2018) Comparative phylogenetic perspectives on the evolutionary relationships in the brine shrimp Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca) based on secondary structure of ITS1 gene. Journal of Genetic Resources, 4: 72-84.

 

-Asem A., Xu Y.-Sh., Wang P-Zh. and Li W. (2018) The complete mitochondrial genome of the pallid seahorse Solegnathus hardwickii (Actinopterygii; Syngnathiformes; Syngnathidae) obtained using next-generation sequencing. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 3: 925-926.

 

-Asem A., Wang P-Zh and Li W. (2018) The complete mitochondrial genome of the Asian river pipefish Doryichthys boaja (Actinopterygii; Syngnathiformes; Syngnathidae) obtained using next-generation sequencing. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 3: 776-777.

 

-Wang Z.C., Asem A. and Sun S.C. (2017) Coupled effects of photoperiod, temperature and salinity on diapause induction of the parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) from Barkol Lake, China. North-Western Journal of Zoology, 13: 12-17.

 

-Saleem Chang M., Asem A. and  Sun S.C. (2017) The incidence of rare males in seven parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) populations. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 41: 138-143.

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A. and Sun S.C. (2016) Genetic variation and evolutionary origins of parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) with different ploidies. Zoologica Scripta, 45: 421-436.

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A. and Mohammad Golizad M.R. (2016 ) Urmia Lake with the names of Shaha-va-Tele and Shah-Tele. International Journal of Aquatic Science, 7: 56-57.

 

-Eimanifar A., Asem A., Djamali M., and Wink M. (2016) A note on the biogeographical origin of the brine shrimp Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 from Urmia Lake, Iran. Zootaxa, 4097 (2): 294-300.

 

-Asem A. and Sun S.C. (2016) Morphological differentiation of seven parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) populations from China, with special emphasis on ploidy degrees. Microscopy Research and Technique, 79:258-266.

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A. and Wink M. (2016) Update of "Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran)". Diversity, 8: 6, doi:10.3390/d8010006

 

-Asem A. and Eimanifar A. (2016) Updating historical record on brine shrimp Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) from Urmia Lake (Iran) in the first half of the10th century AD. International Journal of Aquatic Science, 7: 3-5.

 

-Nekuie Fard A.; Afsharnasab M.; Seidgar M.; Kakoolaki S.; Azadikhah D.; Asem A. (2015) Protozoan epibionts on Astacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) from Aras Reservoir, Northwest Iran. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 14(2) 308-320.

 

-Asem A. and Sun S.C.  (2014) SEM study of diversity in the cyst surface topography of nine parthenogenetic Artemia populations from China, Microscopy Research and Technique, 77:1005–1014.

 

-Asem A. and Sun S.C. (2014) Biometric characterization of Chinese parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) cysts, focusing on its relationship with ploidy and habitat altitude, North-Western Journal of Zoology, 10 (1): 149-157.

 

-Asem A., Eimanifar A., Djamal M., De los Rios P. and Wink M. (2014) Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran), Diversity, 6: 102-132.

 

-Asem A. and Mahmoudi A. (2013) One and a half centuries of physicochemical data of Urmia Lake, Iran: 1852-2008. International Journal of Science and Knowledge, 2 (1): 57-72.

 

-Asem A. and Sun S.C. (2013) A new gynandromorphic morphological pattern in Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca), Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki, 20: 382-386.

 

-Bhattacharjee D., Asem A., Eimanifar A., Castro MJ., Castro MG. and Orozco D.I. (2013) Effect of inorganic mercury concentration on biometric, survival and LC50 of Artemia franciscana Kellogg, 1906 (Crustacea:Anostraca), e-bios, 1 (3): 6-11.

 

-Asem A. and Mahmoudi A. (2013) Weight-Frequency Percentage (%WF) of ionic composition of Urmia Lake in last 156-year (1852-2008), Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research, 1 (1): 46-51.

 

-Fathi M. and Asem A. (2013) Investigating the impact of NaCl salinity on growth, β-carotene, and chlorophyll a in the content life of halophytes of algae Chlorella sp., AACL Bioflux, 6 (3): 241-245.

 

-Mohebbi F,. Mohsenpour Azari A. and  Asem A. (2012) Phytoplankton population and its indices in Aras dam reservoir, Iranian Journal of Biology, 25 (2): 316-328.

 

-Asem A, and Rogers DC. (2012) Clarification of the publication date for Artemia urmiana Günther (Crustacea: Anostraca): 1890, 1899 or 1900?, International Journal of Artemia Biology, 2(2); 3-6.

 

-Asem A., Mohebbi F. and  Ahmadi R. (2012) Drought in Urmia Lake, the largest natural habitat of brine shrimp Artemia, World aquaculture, 43 (1); 36-38.

 

-Mohebbi F., Mohsenpour Azari A., Heidari M. and  Asem A. (2012) Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa bloom in Aras dam reservoir of Iran: a case study, International Journal of Environmental Research, 6 (1): 309-312.

 

-Asem A. (2011) New concepts for hatching quality and evaluation of brine shrimp Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) cyst, World aquaculture, 42 (1); 11-13,58.

 

-Abdollahzadeh, N., Zare, S., Manaffar, R., and Asem, A. (2011) Effect of two different salinities on growth, survival percentage and diameter of cyst in 5 populations of Artemia urmiana from different parts of Lake Urmia., Journal of Biotechnology-Tarbiat Modares University 2: 55-66.

 

-Mohsenpour Azari A.  Mohebbi F. and Asem A. (2011) Seasonal changes in phytoplankton community structure in relation to physico-chemical factors in Bukan-dam reservoir (northwest Iran), Turkish Journal of Botany, 35, 77-84.

 

-Asem A Rastegar-Pouyani N. and De los Rios P.  (2010) The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda): true and false taxonomical descriptions, Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 38 (3): 501-506.

 

-Asem A., Rastegar-Pouyani N., De Los Rios P., Manaffar R. and Mohebbi F. (2010) Biometrical comparison of Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 (Crustacea: Anostraca) cysts between rainy and drought years (1994-2003/4) from Urmia Lake, Iran, International Journal of Biological and Life Sciences, 6 (2): 100-106.

 

-Djamali M., Ponel P., Delille T., Thiéry A.,  Asem A., Andrieu-Ponel V., Beaulieu J., Lahijani H., Shah-Hosseini M., Amini A. and Stevens L. (2010) A 200,000-year record of Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) remains in Lake Urmia, NW Iran, Int. J. Aqu. Sci, 1 (1): 14-18.

 

-Asem A. and Rastegar-Pouyani N. (2010) Different salinities effect on biometry of nauplii and meta-nauplii of two Artemia (Crustacea; Anostraca) populations from Urmia Lake basin, Int. J. Aqu. Sci, 1 (1): 10-13.

 

-Asem A., Atashbar B., Rastegar-Pouyani N. and Agh N. (2010) Morphological and biometric characterisation of rare male and sexual dimorphism in parthenogenetic Artemia  (Crustacea: Anostraca), Zoology in the Middle East, 49: 115-117.

 

-Mohsenpour Azari A., Asem A., Motallebi A., Mohebbi F. and Shiri S. (2009) Length-weight frequency and sex ratio of Crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus, in Aras Reservoir, West Azerbaijan; Iran, Iranian Scientific Fisheries Journal, 18(3): 139-148.

 

-Asem A., Atashbar B., Rastegar-Pouyani N. and Agh N. (2009) Biometric comparison of two parthenogenetic populations of Artemia Leach, 1819 from the Urmia Lake basin, Iran (Anostraca: Artemiidae), Zoology in the Middle East, 47: 117-120.

 

-De los Rios P. and Asem A. (2008) Diameter comparison of frontal knobs in Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 (Crustacea, Anostraca): Possible similarities with New World populations, Crustaceana, 81(11): 1281-1288.

 

-Asem A. (2008) Historical record on brine shrimp Artemia more than one thousand years ago from Urmia Lake, Iran, Journal of Biological Research, 9: 113-114.

 

-Asem A. and Rastegar-Pouyani N. (2008) Morphological differentiation of Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 (Crustacea: Anostraca) in different geographical stations from the Urmia Lake-Iran, Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3 (2): 222-228.

 

-Asem A. and Rastegar-Pouyani N. (2007) Sexual dimorphism in Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 (Anostraca: Artemiidae) from the Urmia Lake (West Azerbaijan, Iran), Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6 (12): 1409-1415.

 

-Asem A., Rastegar-Pouyani N. and Agh N. (2007) Biometrical study of Artemia urmiana (Anostraca: Artemiidae) cysts harvested from Lake Urmia (West Azerbaijan, Iran), Turkish Journal of  Zoology, 31: 171-180.