Faculty & Staff
Dr. Rifat Hayat
Associate Professor

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

Post Doc, Ph. D (Soil Science)
Department of Soil Science & SWC
Phone : +92-51-5870002
Mobile : +92-300-9798710
Fax : +92-51-4457060
Email : [email protected]
Address : Department of Soil Science and Soil & Water Conservation, PMAS Arid Agriculture University
Work Experience : 10 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Soil Molecular Microbiology
  • Bacterial systematic
  • Soil Metagenomics & Transcriptomics
  • Total Publications : 50
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Tim. H Mauchline, Ian Clark, Rifat Hayat and Penny R. Hirsch. 2017. Old meets new: Most probable number validation of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets in soil. (Accepted: Letters in Applied Microbiology).

    2. Ahmad Mahmood, O?uz Can Turgay, Muhammad Farooq and Rifat Hayat. 2016. Seed biopriming with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria: a review. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92 (8):1-14.

    3. Muhammad Azeem, Adnan Riaz, Arshad Nawaz Chaudhary, Rifat Hayat, Qaiser Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim Tahir & Muhammad Imran. 2015. Microbial phytase activity and their role in organic P mineralization, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 61(6):751-766.

    4. Rabia Khalid; Yu Jing Zhang; Safdar Ali; Xin Hua Sui; Xiao Xia Zhang; Ummay Amara; Wen Xin Chen; Rifat Hayat. 2015. Rhizobium pakistanensis sp. nov., isolated from groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) nodules grown in rainfed Pothwar, Pakistan. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 107:281-290.

    5. Tim, H. Mauchline., Rifat Hayat., Rachel Roberts., Stephen J. Powers and Penny R. Hirsch. 2014. Assessment of core and accessory genetic variation in Rhizobium leguminosarum symbiovar trifolii strains from diverse locations and host plants using PCR-based methods. Letters in Applied Microbiology; 59: 238-246.

    6. Rifat Hayat; Iftikhar Ahmed; Jayoung Paek; Yeseul Sin; Muhammad Ehsan; Muhammad Iqbal; Akira Yokota; Young H. Chang. 2014. Lysinibacillus composti sp. nov., isolated from compost. Annals of Microbiology.64:1081-1088.

    7. Iftikhar Ahmed; Muhammad Ehsan; Yeseul Sin; Jayoung Paek; Nauman Khalid; Rifat Hayat and Young H. Chang. 2014. Sphingobacterium pakistanensis sp. nov., a novel plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from rhizosphere of Vigna mungo. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 105(2): 325-333.

    8. Rifat Hayat., I. Ahmed, Y. Sin, J. Paek, M. Ehsan, A. Yokota, M. Iqbal and Y. H. Chang. 2013. A moderately boron-tolerant candidatus novel soil bacterium Lysinibacillus Pakistanensis sp.nov.cad., isolated from soybean rhizosphere (Glycine max L.). Pakistan Journal of Botany. 45(SI): 41-50.

    9. Rifat Hayat, Rizwan Ali Sheirdil, Muhammad Iftikhar-ul- Hassan, Iftikhar Ahmed. 2013. Characterization and identification of compost bacteria based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Annals of Microbiology. 63: 905-912.

    10. Rifat Hayat, Safdar. Ali, Ummay Amara, Rabia Khalid and Iftikhar. Ahmed. 2010. Soil beneficial bacteria and their role in plant growth promotion. A Review. Annals of Microbiology.60: 579-598.