Research Articles 2017-2015


  1. Agarwal, P., Kumar, R. Pareek, A. & Sharma, A.K.,(2017). Fruit preferential activity of tomato RIP1 gene promoter in transgenic tomato and ArabidopsisMol. Gen. Genomics,292,145-156. 
  2. Baranwal, V.K., & Khurana, P. (2017). Genome-wide structural, functional and evolutionary analysis of Membrane Intrinsic Proteins of Morus notabilis  and their expression dynamics in different species. Plant Physiol. & Biochem.111,304-317.
  3. Baranwal, V.K., Negi, N., Khurana, P. 2017. Auxin Response Factor Genes Repertoire in Mulberry: Identification, and Structural, Functional and Evolutionary Analyses. Genes 8,202; (doi:10.3390/genes8090202)
  4. Jha, S.K., Malik, S., Sharma, M., Pandey, A., &  Pandey, G.K. (2017). Recent advances in substrate identification of protein kinases in plants and their role in stress management. Current Genomics, (In press).
  5. Pandey, A., Yadav, V., Sharma, A., Khurana, J.P., & Pandey, G.K.(2017). The unc-53 gene negatively regulates rac GTPases to inhibit unc-5 activity during Distal tip cell migrations in C. elegansCell Adh. Migr.5:0,doi: 10.1080/19336918.2017.1345413 
  6. Parida, A.P., Sharma, A., & Sharma, A.K. (2017). AtMBD6, a methyl CpG binding domain protein, maintains gene silencing in Arabidopsisby interacting with RNA binding proteins. J. Biosci42,57-68. 
  7. Ranjan, R., Khurana, R., Malik, N., Badoni, S., Parida, S.K., Kapoor, S., & Tyagi, A.K. (2017). bHLH142 regulates various metabolic pathway-related genes to affect pollen development and anther dehiscence in rice. Sci. Rep,7,43397. doi: 10.1038/srep43397
  8. Rao, G.S., Tyagi, A.K., & Rao, K.V. (2017). Development of an inducible male-sterility system in rice through pollen-specific expression of L-ornithinase (argE) gene of E. coli.Plant Science256,139-147.
  9. Saeed, B., & Khurana, P. (2017). Transcriptional activation acitivity of ERD15 protein from Morus indicaPlant Physiol. & Biochem,111,174-178.
  10. Sanyal, S.K., Kanwar, P., Yadav, A.K., Sharma, C., Kumar, A., & Pandey, G.K.(2017). ArabidopsisCBL interacting protein kinase 3 interacts with ABR1, an APETALA2 domain transcription factor, to regulate ABA responses.  Plant Science254,48-59.
  11. Singh, A., & Pandey, G.K. (2017). How Phospholipase C Regulates Stress Tolerance and Development in Plants? J. Cell Signal,1, 132.    
  12. Singh, S., Virdi, A.S., Jaswal, R., Chawla, M., Kapoor, S., Mohapatra, S.B., Manoj, N., Pareek, A., Kumar, S., & Singh, P. (2017). A temperature-responsive gene in sorghum encodes a glycine-rich protein that interacts with calmodulin. Biochimie137,115–123. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2017.03.010
  13. Zhang, D., Huang, Y., Kumar, M., Wan, Q., Xu, Z., Shao, H.B., &  Pandey, G.K. (2017). Heterologous expression of GmSIP1; 3 from soybean in tobacco showed and growth retardation and tolerance to hydrogen peroxide. Plant Science263,210-218.
  14. Zhang, D.Y., Kumar, M., Xu, L., Wan, Q., Huang, Y.H., Xu, Z.L., He, X.L., Ma, J.B., Pandey, G.K., & Shao, H.B. (2017). Genome-wide identification of Major Intrinsic Proteins in Glycine soja and characterization of GmTIP2;1 function under salt and water stress. Sci Rep., 23,7(1), 4106. 




  1. Agarwal, P., Parida, S. K., Raghuvanshi, S., Kapoor, S., Khurana, P., Khurana, J. P., & Tyagi, A. K. (2016). Rice improvement through genome-based functional analysis and molecular breeding in India. Rice(1),17 pages. 
  2. Arya, D., Kapoor, S., & Kapoor, M. (2016). Physcomitrella patensDNA methyltransferase 2 is required for recovery from salt and osmotic stress. FEBS Journal283(3), 556-570.
  3. Baranwal, V. K., Negi, N., & Khurana, P. (2016). Genome-wide Identification of WRKY Components of Mulberry and their Structural Functional and Evolutionary Analysis. Scientific Reports6,30794. doi: 10.1038/srep30794
  4. Baranwal, V. K., & Khurana, P. (2016). Genome-wide analysis, expression dynamics and varietal comparison of NAC gene family at various developmental stages in Morus notabilis. Molecular Genetics and Genomics291(3), 1305-1317.
  5. Borah, B.K., Zarreen, F., Baruah, G., & Dasgupta, I., (2016). Insights into the control of geminiviral promoters, Virology495,101-111.
  6. Chawla, M., Verma, V., Kapoor, M., & Kapoor, S. (2016). A novel application of periodic acid–Schiff (PAS) staining and fluorescence imaging for analysing tapetum and microspore development. Histochemistry and Cell Biology, 1–8.  doi: 10.1007/s00418-016-1481-0
  7. Grover, A., Twell, D., &  Schleiff, E. (2016). Pollen as a target of environmental changes. Plant Reproduction29,1-2.4.
  8. Jain, D., Khandal, H., Khurana, J. P., & Chattopadhyay, D. (2016). A pathogenesis related-10 protein CaARP functions as aldo/keto reductase to scavenge cytotoxic aldehydes. Plant Molecular Biology90(1-2), 171-187.
  9. Jha, S. K., Sharma, M., & K Pandey, G. (2016). Role of Cyclic Nucleotide Gated Channels in Stress Management in Plants. Current Genomics17(4), 315-329.
  10. Kelkar, V., Kushawaha, A. K., & Dasgupta, I. (2016). Identification of amino acid residues of the coat protein of Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus affecting symptom production and viral titer in Nicotiana benthamianaVirus Research217, 38-46.
  11. Kumar, R., Singh,A.K., Lavania, D., Siddiqui, MH., Al-Whaibi, M.H., & Grover, A. (2016). Expression analysis of ClpB/Hsp100 gene in faba bean (Vicia faba L.) plants in response to heat stress. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences23,243-247.
  12. Lavania, D., Kumar,R., Goyal,I., Rana,S., & Grover, A. (2016). Genetic improvement of rice crop under high temperature stress: bridging plant physiology with molecular biology. Indian J. Plant Physiology21,391-408.
  13. Mcloughlin, F., Basha, E., Fowler, M. E., Kim, M., Bordowitz, J., Katiyar-Agarwal, S., & Vierling, E. (2016). Class I and II small heat-shock proteins protect protein translation factors during heat stress. Plant Physiology174(3), doi:10.1104/pp.16.00536
  14. Mishra, R. C., & Grover, A. (2016). ClpB/Hsp100 proteins and heat stress tolerance in plants. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology36(5), 862-874.
  15. Mishra, R. C., Singh, A., Tiwari, L. D., & Grover, A. (2016). Characterization of 5′ UTR of rice ClpB-C/Hsp100 gene: evidence of its involvement in post-transcriptional regulation. Cell Stress and Chaperones21(2), 271-283.
  16. Mishra, R.C., Richa & Grover, A. (2016). Constitutive over-expression of rice ClpD1 protein enhances tolerance to salt and desiccation stresses in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Plant Science250,69-78.
  17. Mutum, R.D., Kumar, S., Balyan, S.C., Kansal, S., Mathur, S., & Raghuvanshi, S. (2016). Identification of novel miRNAs from drought tolerant rice variety Nagina 22. Scientific Reports6,30786.
  18. Pandey, A., Sharma, M., & Pandey, G.K. (2016).  Emerging Roles of Strigolactones in Plant Responses to Stress and Development. Front Plant Sci.,5;7,434. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00434. eCollection 2016
  19. Pandey, G.K., Kanwar, P., Singh, A., Steinhorst, L., Pandey, A., Yadav, A.K., Tokas, I., Sanyal, S., Beom-Kim, B-G, Lee, S.C., Cheong, Y.H., Kudla, J., & Luan, S.  (2016). CBL-interacting protein kinase, CIPK21, regulates osmotic and salt stress responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology169, 780-792.
  20. Pingzhi, Z., Lubomir, L. Sokolov, Ye, J., Tang, C.Y., Shi, J., Zhen, Y., Lan, W., Hong, Z., Qi, J., Gui-hua, Lu., Pandey, G. K., & Yong-hua, Y. (2016). The LIKE SEX FOUR2 regulates root development by modulating reactive oxygen species homeostasis in Arabidopsis. Sci Rep.6,28683. doi: 10.1038/srep28683.
  21. Raghuvanshi, S., Gour, P., & Joseph, S.V.  (2016). Manually Curated Database of Rice Proteins (MCDRP), a database of digitized experimental data on rice. Current Plant Biology7-8, 26-30.
  22. Saeed, B., Baranwal, V. K., & Khurana, P. (2016). Comparative transcriptomics and comprehensive marker resource development in mulberry. BMC Genomics17(1), 98.
  23. Singh, A., Saraf, S., Dasgupta, I., & Mukherjee, S. K. (2016). Identification and validation of a virus-inducible ta-siRNA-generating TAS4 locus in tomato. Journal of Biosciences41(1), 109-118.
  24. Valarmathi, P., Kumar, G., Robin, S., Manonmani, S., Dasgupta, I., & Rabindran, R. (2016). Evaluation of virus resistance and agronomic performance of rice cultivar ASD 16 after transfer of transgene against Rice tungro bacilliform virus by backcross breeding. Virus Genes52,521-529.



  1. Bhardwaj, A. R., Joshi, G., Kukreja, B., Malik, V., Arora, P., Pandey, R., & Jagannath, A. (2015). Global insights into high temperature and drought stress regulated genes by RNA-Seq in economically important oilseed crop Brassica juncea. BMC Plant Biology15(1), 9.
  2. Saeed, B., Das, M., & Khurana, P. (2015). Overexpression of β-carotene hydroxylase1 (BCH1) in Indian mulberry, Morus indica cv. K2, confers tolerance against UV, high temperature and high irradiance stress induced oxidative damage. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture120(3), 1003-1014.
  3. Dhariwal, R., Gahlaut, V., Govindraj, B. R., Singh, D., Mathur, S., Vyas, S., & Mukhopadhyay, K. (2015). Stage-specific reprogramming of gene expression characterizes Lr48-mediated adult plant leaf rust resistance in wheat. Functional & Integrative Genomics15(2), 233-245.
  4. Dixit, S., Biswal, A.K., Min, A., Henry, A., Oane, R.H., Raorane, M.L., Longkumer, T., Pabuayon, I.M., Mutte, S.K., Vardarajan, A.R., Miro, B., Govindan, G., Pueffeld, B.A-E.M., Sreenivasulu, N., Slamet-Loedin, I., Sundarvelpandian, K., Tsai, Y-C., Raghuvanshi, S., Hsing, Y-l.C., Kumar, A., & Kohli, A. (2015). Action of multiple intra-QTL genes concerted around a co-localized transcription factor underpins a large effect QTL. Scientific Reports5, 15183. 
  5. Hairat, S., & Khurana, P. (2015). Evaluation of Aegilops tauschii and Aegilops speltoides for acquired thermotolerance: Implications in wheat breeding programmes. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry95, 65-74.
  6. Hairat, S., & Khurana, P. (2015). Improving Photosynthetic Responses during Recovery from Heat Treatments with Brassinosteroid and Calcium Chloride in Indian Bread Wheat Cultivars. American Journal of Plant Sciences6(11), 1827.
  7. Jaiswal, V., Gahlaut, V., Mathur, S., Agarwal, P., Khandelwal, M. K., Khurana, J. P., & Gupta, P. K. (2015). Identification of novel SNP in promoter sequence of TaGW2-6A associated with grain weight and other agronomic traits in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). PloS One10(6), e0129400.
  8. Kansal, S., Devi, R. M., Balyan, S. C., Arora, M. K., Singh, A. K., Mathur, S., & Raghuvanshi, S. (2015). Unique miRNome during anthesis in drought-tolerant indica rice var. Nagina 22. Planta241(6), 1543-1559.
  9. Kant, R., Sharma, S., & Dasgupta, I. (2015). Virus-Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) for Functional Genomics in Rice Using Rice tungro bacilliform virus (RTBV) as a Vector. Plant Gene Silencing: Methods and Protocols, 201-217.
  10. Kaur, G., Singh, S., Singh, H., Chawla, M., Dutta, T., Kaur, H., & Singh, P. (2015). Characterization of peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase-and calmodulin-binding activity of a cytosolic Arabidopsis thaliana cyclophilin AtCyp19-3. PloS One10(8), e0136692.
  11. Khurana, N.,Chauhan, H., & Khurana, P. (2015). Characterization of a chloroplast localized wheat membrane protein (TaRCI) and its role in heat, drought and salinity stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Gene4, 45-54.
  12. Kumar, R., Agarwal, P., Pareek, A., Tyagi, A. K., & Sharma, A. K. (2015). Genomic survey, gene expression, and interaction analysis suggest diverse roles of ARF and Aux/IAA proteins in Solanaceae. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter33(5), 1552-1572.
  13. Kumar, R., Jiwani, G., Pareek, A., SravanKumar, T., Khurana, A., & Sharma, A. K. (2015). Evolutionary profiling of group IIPLP-dependent decarboxylase gene family suggests expansion and functional diversification of histidine decarboxylases in tomato. Plant Genome9, 1-15.
  14. Kumar, R., Lavania, D., Singh, A. K., Negi, M., Siddiqui, M. H., Al-Whaibi, M. H., & Grover, A. (2015). Identification and characterization of a small heat shock protein 17.9-CII gene from faba bean (Vicia fabaL.). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum37(9), 190.
  15. Kumar, R., Singh, A. K., Lavania, D., Siddiqui, M. H., Al-Whaibi, M. H., & Grover, A. (2016). Expression analysis of ClpB/Hsp100 gene in faba bean (Vicia fabaL.) plants in response to heat stress. Saudi journal of Biological Sciences23(2), 243-247.
  16. Kumar, V., Singh, A., Mithra, S.V.A., Krishnamurthy, S.L., Parida, S.K., Jain, S., Tiwari, K.K., Kumar, P. Rao, A.R., Sharma, S.K., Khurana, J.P., Singh, N.K., & Mohapatra, T. (2015). Genome-wide association mapping of salinity tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa). DNA Research, dsu046.
  17. Kushawaha, A. K., Rabindran, R., & Dasgupta, I. (2015). Phylogenetic analysis and biolistic infectivity of a cloned Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus DNA-A from Tamil Nadu, India on Nicotiana benthamiana. Acta Virologica59(1), 57-63.
  18. Lavania, D., Siddiqui, M. H., Al-Whaibi, M. H., Singh, A. K., Kumar, R., & Grover, A. (2015). Genetic approaches for breeding heat stress tolerance in faba bean (Vicia faba L.). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum37(1), 1737.
  19. Lavania, D., Dhingra, A., Siddiqui, M. H., Al-Whaibi, M. H., & Grover, A. (2015). Current status of the production of high temperature tolerant transgenic crops for cultivation in warmer climates. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry86, 100-108.
  20. Mani, B., Agarwal, M., & Katiyar-Agarwal, S. (2015). Comprehensive Expression Profiling of Rice Tetraspanin Genes Reveals Diverse Roles During Development and Abiotic Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science6.
  21. Rishishwar, R., Mazumdar, B., & Dasgupta, I. (2015). Diverse and recombinant begomoviruses and various satellites are associated with Bhendi yellow vein mosaic disease of okra in India. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology24(4), 470-475.
  22. Sangwan, N., Lambert, C., Sharma, A., Gupta, V., Khurana, P., Khurana, J. P., & Lal, R. (2015). Arsenic rich Himalayan hot spring metagenomics reveal genetically novel predator–prey genotypes. Environmental Microbiology Reports7(6), 812-823.
  23. Sanyal, S. K., Pandey, A., & Pandey, G. K. (2015). The CBL–CIPK signaling module in plants: a mechanistic perspective. Physiologia Plantarum155(2), 89-108.
  24. Shankar, A., Agrawal, N., Sharma, M., Pandey, A., & K Pandey, G. (2015). Role of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases in Plants. Current Genomics16(4), 224-236.
  25. Sharma, M., & Pandey, G. K. (2015). Expansion and function of repeat domain proteins during stress and development in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6. Article No. 1218, 15 pages.
  26. Siddiqui, M. H., Al-Khaishany, M. Y., Al-Qutami, M. A., Al-Whaibi, M. H., Grover, A., Ali, H. M., & Bukhari, N. A. (2015). Response of different genotypes of faba bean plant to drought stress. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences16(5), 10214-10227.
  27. Singh, A., Jha, S. K., Bagri, J., & Pandey, G. K. (2015). ABA inducible rice protein phosphatase 2C confers ABA insensitivity and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. PloS One10(4), e0125168.
  28. Singh, A., Pandey, A., Srivastava, A. K., Tran, L. S. P., & Pandey, G. K. (2016). Plant protein phosphatases 2C: from genomic diversity to functional multiplicity and importance in stress management. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology36(6), 1023-1035.
  29. Singh, A., Bhatnagar, N., Pandey, A., & Pandey, G. K. (2015). Plant phospholipase C family: Regulation and functional role in lipid signaling. Cell Calcium58(2), 139-146.
  30. Singh, A., Jha, S. K., Bagri, J., & Pandey, G. K. (2015). ABA inducible rice protein phosphatase 2C confers ABA insensitivity and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. PloS One10(4), e0125168.
  31. Sharma, A., Sangwan, N., Negi, V., Kohli, P., Khurana, J. P., Rao, D. L. N., & Lal, R. (2015). Pan-genome dynamics of Pseudomonas gene complements enriched across hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. BMC Genomics16(1), 313.
  32. Sharma, G., Giri, J., & Tyagi, A. K. (2015). Rice OsiSAP7 negatively regulates ABA stress signalling and imparts sensitivity to water-deficit stress in ArabidopsisPlant Science237, 80-92.
  33. Sharma, M., & GK, P. (2015). DUBs: Regulation by Reversible Ubiquitination. Journal of Molecular Biology and Molecular Imaging2(1), 1014.
  34. Sinha, S., Raxwal, V. K., Joshi, B., Jagannath, A., Katiyar-Agarwal, S., Goel, S., & Agarwal, M. (2015). De novo transcriptome profiling of cold-stressed siliques during pod filling stages in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.). Frontiers in Plant Science6, 932.
  35. Sree, K. S., Maheshwari, S. C., Boka, K., Khurana, J. P., Keresztes, Á., & Appenroth, K. J. (2015). The duckweed Wolffia microscopica: a unique aquatic monocot. Flora-Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants210, 31-39.
  36. Tiwari, K. K., Singh, A., Pattnaik, S.S., Sandhu, M.M., Kaur, S., Jain, S., Tiwari, S., Mehrotra, S., Anumalla, M., Samal,R. Bhardwaj, J., Dubey, N., Sahu, V., Kharshing, G.A., Zeliang, P.K., Srinivasan, K., Kumar, P., Parida, S.K.,   Mithra, S.V.A., Rai, V., Tyagi, W., Agarwal, P.K., Rao, A.R., Pattanayak, A., Chandel, G., Singh, A.K., Bisht, I.S., Bhat, K.V., Rao, G. J. N., Khurana, J.P., Singh, N.K., & Mohapatra, T.  (2015). Identification of a diverse mini‐core panel of Indian rice germplasm based on genotyping using microsatellite markers. Plant Breeding134(2), 164-171.
  37. Tiwari, L. D., Mittal, D., Mishra, R. C., & Grover, A. (2015). Constitutive over-expression of rice chymotrypsin protease inhibitor gene OCPI2 results in enhanced growth, salinity and osmotic stress tolerance of the transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry92, 48-55.
  38. Yadav, A. K., Shankar, A., Jha, S. K., Kanwar, P., Pandey, A., & Pandey, G. K. (2015). A rice tonoplastic calcium exchanger, OsCCX2 mediates Ca2+/cation transport in yeast. Scientific Reports5.