Biochemistry of stress responses

  1. Quaiser Saquib, Mohammad Faisal, Abdulrahman A. Alatar,Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy, Mukhtar Ahmed, Sabiha M. Ansari, Hend A. Alwathnani,Mohammad K. Okla, Sourabh Dwivedi, Javed Musarrat, Shelly Praveen, Shams T. Khan, Rizwan Wahab, Maqsood A. Siddiqui, Javed Ahmad (2016) Genotoxicity of ferric oxide nanoparticles in Raphanus sativus: Deciphering the role of signaling factors, oxidative stress and cell death. Journal of Environmental Sciences (In press) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2015.12.037. (NAAS rating: 7.48).
  2. Xiaokang Wang, Qi Li, Wei Yuan, Suresh Kumar, Yan Li and Weiqiang Qian (2016) The cytosolic Fe-S cluster assembly component MET18 is required for the full enzymatic activity of ROS1 in active DNA demethylation. Scientific Reports 6: 26443 doi: 10.1038/srep26443. (NAAS rating: 11.58)
  3. Suresh Kumar and Sheena Saxena (2016) Sequence characterized amplified regions linked with apomictic mode of reproduction in four different apomictic Cenchrus species. Molecular Plant Breeding 7: 1-14 doi: 10.5376/mpb.2016.07.0008 .  (Not Listed)
  4. Suresh Kumar,Rohtas Singh, Sanjay Kalia, S.K. Sharma and R.K. Kalia (2016)Recent advances in understanding the role of growth regulators in plant growth and development in vitro: Conventional growth regulators. Indian Forester 142: 459-470. (Not Listed)
  5. Mawlong I., Ali K and  Tyagi A. (2016) Cloning and Characterization of a Water-Deficit-Stress Responsive  Transcription Factor Gene from Rice (Oryza sativa). Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 54: 26-36. (NAAS rating: 6.75)                                                                 
  6. Ali, K., Rai, R.D.,  Tyagi, A. (2016) Expression analysis of bZIP transcription factor encoding genes in response to water deficit stress in rice,  Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 54: 332-337  (NAAS rating: 6.75)
  7. Ali, K., and Tyagi, A. (2016) Recent advances in acetyl COA carboxylase; A key enzyme of fatty acid biosynthesis in plants. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology 7: 264-277.             (Not Listed)
  8. Archana Singh, Bhushan B, Yadav OP, Kumar S, Rai RD (2015) Induced defence responses of contrasting bread wheat genotypes under differential salt stress imposition. Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys. 52:75-85.             (NAAS rating 7.08)
  9. Mishra A. K., Chakraborty O., Pandey B., Tyagi C., Singh A., Kumar A., Jain A. K. (2016) In-silico prediction of cis-regulatory elements and functional domains of salt-stress ESTs in Glycine max. Ind. J. Agri. Biochem.28: 166-171. (NAAS rating 4.03).
  10. Manoj Kumar, M Hasan, A Arora, K Gaikwad, Suresh Kumar, RD Rai, A Singh (2015) Sodium chloride-induced spatial and temporal manifestation in membrane stability index and protein profiles of contrasting wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes under salt stress. Ind. J. Plant Physiol. 20: 271-275.          (NAAS rating: 4.66).
  11. Mohammad Faisal · Quaiser Saquib · Abdulrahman A. Alatar · Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy · Mukhtar Ahmed · Sabiha M. Ansari · Hend A. Alwathnani · Sourabh Dwivedi · Javed Musarrat · Shelly Praveen (2015) Cobalt oxide nanoparticles aggravate DNA damage and cell death in eggplant via mitochondrial swelling and NO signaling pathway. Biological research 49: DOI: 10.1186/s40659-016-0080-9. (NAAS rating 8.0).
  12. Varsha Garg, Vipin Permar, Vilas Parkhi , Elangovan Mani , Abdulrahman A. Alatar, Mohammad Faisal and Shelly Praveen (2015) Differentiating tomato leaf curl viruses possessing mono/bi partite genomes using replicase gene based PCR assay: Implications for developing virus specific resistance. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol.  DOI: 10.1007/s13562-015-0299-5.        (NAAS rating 7.09)
  13. Kumar RR, Goswami S, Sharma  SK, Kala YK, Rai GK, Mishra DC, Grover M, Singh GP, Pathak H, Rai A, Chinnusamy V and Rai RD (2015) Harnessing next generation sequencing in climate change: RNA-Seq analysis of heat stress-responsive genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Omics: J. Integra. Biol. 19: 632-47.                                                                                  (NAAS rating: 8.73)
  14. Kumar R.R., Pathak H., Sharma S.K., Kala Y.K., Nirjal M.K., Singh G.P., Goswami S., Rai R.D. (2015) Novel and conserved heat-responsive microRNAs in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Funct. Integr. Genomics. 15: 323-48.            (NAAS rating: 8.69)
  15. Goswami, S., Kumar, R.R., Sharma, S.K., Kala, Y.K., Singh, K., Gupta, R., Dhawan, G., Rai, G.K., Singh, G.P., Pathak, H., Rai, R.D. (2015) Calcium trigger protein kinases induced signal transduction for augmenting the thermotolerance of developing wheat grain under heat stress. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 24: 441–452.  (NAAS rating: 7.01)
  16. RR, Goswami S, Gupta R, Verma P, Singh K, Singh JP, Kumar M, Sharma SK, Pathak H, Rai RD (2015) The stress of suicide: temporal and spatial expression of putative heat shock protein 70 protect the cells from heat injury in wheat (Triticum aestivum L). J. Plant Growth Regul. 35: 65-82.         (NAAS rating: 8.06)
  17. Kumar RR, Goswami S, Verma P, Singh K, Dixit N, Sharma SK, Pathak H, Viswanathan C, Rai RD (2015) Salicylic acid alleviates the heat stress-induced oxidative damage of starch biosynthesis pathway by modulating the expression of heat-stable genes and proteins in wheat (Triticum aestivum L). Acta Physiol. Plant. 37: 143. (NAAS rating: 7.52)
  18. Verma P., Kumar R.R., Goswami S., Sharma S.K., Nirjal M.K., Singh J.P., Dubey K., Pathal H., Rai R.D. (2015) Identification of novel starch synthase genes using de novo assembly and heat-induced expression and activity in developing wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Indian J. Biochem. Biophy.52: 41-52         (NAAS rating:  7.08)
  19. Rai GK, Jamwal D, Singh S, Singh M, Kumar RR, Salgotra RK, Rai PK  (2016) Electrophoretic characterization of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. Mill.) using SDS PAGE. Environ. Ecol. 34: 1399-1403.         (NAAS rating: 6.0)
  20. Mawlong I., Ali K.,  Srinivasan R, Rai R D andTyagi A. (2015) Functional  validation of a drought-responsive AP2/ERF family transcription factor-encoding gene in Arabidopsis. Molecular Breeding 35: DOI 10.1007/s11032-015-0290-9.    (NAAS rating: 8.28)
  21. Tyagi Aruna (2015) Role of AP2/ERF family transcription factors in stress responsive gene expression in plants.  Botanica65: 61-74.
  22. Kumar S.M.S., Ali K., Dahuja A andTyagi A. (2015) Role of phytosterols in drought stress tolerance in rice, Plant Physiol. and Biochem. 96: 83-89. (NAAS rating: 8.76)                                                       
  23. Meena N.L., Ali K., Deshmukh P.R. and Tyagi A. (2015) Thermotolerance in Chickpea: Physio-biochemical analysis. Acta Scientifica International Journal of Agriculture 1: 24-30.       (Not Listed)


Nutritional enhancement

  1. Vanita Pandey, Veda Krishnan, Nabaneeta Basak, Alkesh Hada, Mansi Punjabi, Monica Jolly, SK Lal, Shashi Bala Singh, Archana Sachdev (2016). Phytic acid dynamics during seed development and it’s composition in yellow and black Indian soybean (Glycine max L.) genotypes through a modified extraction and HPLC method. J.  Plant Biochem. & Biotechnol.DOI 10.1007/s13562-015-0348-0  (NAAS rating: 7.09)
  2. Veda Krishnan, Singh A, Vinutha T,  Singh B, Dahuja A, Rai, RD, Sachdev A (2015) Irradiation effects on protein profile, solubility, oxidation, scavenger ability and bioavailability of essential minerals in black and yellow Indian soybean (Glycine max. L) varieties. J Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 307(1): 49-57. Doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4193-3. (NAAS rating 7.42)
  3. Kumari S., Anil Dahuja, Vinutha T., Lal SK., Kar A. and Rai RD (2015). Changes in the levels of off-flavour generation in soybean through biotic elicitors treatments. J. Agric. Food Chem. 63(2): 700-706. DOI:10.1021/jf505199a. (NAAS rating 8.91)
  4. Vinutha T, Bansal N, Rama Prashat G, Krishnan Veda Kumari S, Dahuja A, Sachdev A and R.D. Rai (2015) Three dimensional structure prediction and in silico functional analysis of gamma tocopherol methyl transferase from Glycine max. Int. J. Bioinf. Res. 6(1): 289-299. (Not Listed)
  5. Vinutha T, Chirag Maheswari, Navita Bansal, Rama Prashat G, Veda Krishnan, Sweta Kumari, Anil Dahuja, Archana Sachdev and R.D. Rai (2015) Expression analysis  of γ-tocopherol methyl transferase genes and alpha- tocopherol content in developing seeds of soybean (Glycine max). Indian J Biochem & Biophys. 52:                                    (NAAS rating: 6.87)
  6. Sweta Kumari, Lucia Joseph Memba, Anil Dahuja, Vinutha T, Supradip Saha, Archana Sachdev (2016) Elucidation of the role of oleosin in off-flavour generation in soymeal through supercritical CO2 and biotic elicitor treatments. Food Chem. 205: 264–271. (NAAS rating: 9.39)
  7. Veda Krishnan, Priyanka J, Vinutha T, Hada A, Manickavasagam M, Ganapathi A, Rai RD and A. Sachdev. (2015). Molecular modeling and in-silico characterization of Glycine max, Inositol (1, 3, 4) tris 5/6 kinase: A potential candidate gene for developing low phytate transgenics. Plant Omics Journal.  8: 381-391. (NAAS rating: 6.88)
  8. Vaibhav Kumar, Vinutha T, Rajarani A.P, Navita Bansal, Veda Krishnan, Anil DahujaI.M.Santha and R.D. Rai (2015). Lipid peroxidation and related parameters strongly influence the storability of soybean (Glycine max.L) seeds. Int. J.  Biochem. and Biotech, Vol 4: 615-625.           (Not Listed)
  9. Vinutha T, Rama Prashat G, Veda Krishnan, Navita Bansal, Sweta Kumari, Anil Dahuja, Archana Singh, Archana Sachdev, R.D. Rai. (2015). Endogenous RNA silencing pathways in plants: its implication in crop improvement and functional genomics. Journal of Science Technology and Management. 8: 106-111.            (Not Listed)
  10. Veda Krishnan, Hada A, Basak N, Pandey V, Marathe A, Punjabi M, Jolly M, Vinutha.T, Manickavasagam M, and A. Sachdev (2015) RNA Interference-Based Gene Silencing: An Efficient Tool for Developing Designer Crops. Journal of Science Technology and Management. 8: 11-18.           (Not Listed)
  11. Sweta Kumari, V Krishnan, M Jolly, A Sachdev (2015) Reduction in phytate levels and HCl-extractability of divalent cations in soybean (Glycine max L.) during soaking and germination. Indian J. Plant Physiol. 20: 44-49.      (NAAS rating : 4.66)



  1. Parihar C.M., Jat S.L., Singh A.K., Kumar B., Singh Y., Pradhan S., Pooniya V., Dahuja A., Chaudhary V., Jat M.L., Jat R.K., and Yadav O.P. (2016) Conservation agriculture in irrigated intensive maize-based systems of north-western India: effects on crop yields, water productivity and economic profitability. Field Crops Research 193: 104-116.          (NAAS rating: 8.98)
  2. Thagela P., Yadav R.K., Mishra V., Dahuja A., Ahmad A., Singh P.K., Tiwari B.S., and Abraham G. (2016) Salinity-induced inhibition of growth in the aquatic pteridophyte Azolla microphylla primarily involves inhibition of photosynthetic components and signaling molecules as revealed by proteome analysis. Protoplasma doi:10.1007/s00709-016-0946-2. (NAAS rating: 8.65)
  3. Dayal V., Dubey A.K., Singh S.K., Sharma R.M., Dahuja A., and Kaur C. (2016) Growth, yield and physiology of mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivars as affected by polyembryonic rootstocks. Scientia Horticulturae 199: 186-197. (NAAS rating: 7.37)
  4. Thagela P., Yadav R.K., Dahuja A., Singh P.K., and Abraham G. (2016) Physiological and proteomic changes in Azolla microphylla roots upon exposure to salinity. Indian J. Biotechnol. 15: 101-106. (NAAS rating: 6.51)
  5. Suresh Kumar, Sahu N, Singh A (2015) High- frequency in vitro plant regeneration via callus induction in a rare sexual plant of Cenchrus ciliais L. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol.51:28-34.     (NAAS rating 7.16)
  6. Saxena S, Singh A, Archak S, Behera TK, Tusha K, Joseph KJ., Sudhir, Meshram U, Gaikwad AB (2015)Development of Novel Simple Sequence Repeat Markers in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) Through Enriched Genomic Libraries and Their Utilization in Analysis of Genetic Diversity and Cross-Species Transferability. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 175: 93-118.    (NAAS rating 7.69)
  7. Bharat B, PalA, Kumar S, Rajesh, Singh A (2015) Evaluation of post-germinative lipid peroxidation and enzymatic antioxidant potential in lead absorbing oat (Avena sativa) seedlings. J. Environ. Biol. 36: 279-288.             (NAAS Rating 6.55).
  8. Behera TK, Rao AR, Amarnath R, Kumar RR (2016) Comparative transcriptome analysis of female and hermaphrodite flower buds in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) by RNA sequencing. J. Horti. Sci. Biotechnol. 91: 250-257.          (NAAS rating: 6.81)
  9. Rai GK, Jamwal D, Singh S, Parveen A, Kumar RR, Singh M, Rai PK, Salgotra RK (2016) Assessment of genetic variation in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum l.) based on quality traits and molecular markers. SABRAO J. Breed. Genet. 48: 72-81. (NAAS rating: 6.0)
  10. Gupta M.K., Anand A., Paul V., Dahuja Anil, Singh A. K.(2015) Reactive oxygen species mediated improvement in vigour of static and pulsed magneto-primed cherry tomato seeds. Indian J. Plant Physiol. 20: 205-212.           (NAAS rating: 4.66)
  11. Manimaran B., Srivastava A., Gaur H.S., Dahuja, A., Mohan S., (2015) Biochemical changes and fate of symbiotic bacteria-Photorhabdus in anhydrobiotic Heterorhabditis indica. Indian J. Nematology 45(1): 105-107. (NAAS rating: 4.56)
  12. Anil Dahuja and Yadav S. (2015) Biochemical basis of seed deterioration -an overview. Seed Res., 43: 01-08.                        (Not Listed)



Biochemistry of stress responses

  1. Mawlong I., Kurup D., Ali K., Yadav S. and Tyagi A. (2014) Isolation and characterization of an   AP2/ ERF-type drought stress inducible transcription factor encoding gene from rice.  J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 23: 42-51. (NAAS rating: 6.81)
  2. Meena N., Kishwar A, Deshmukh P S and Tyagi A (2014) Protein profiles of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes under high temperature. Ind.  J.  Agri. Biochem. 27: 208-210.       (NAAS rating: 4.03)
  3. Meena N.L., Ali   K., Deshmukh P.R. and Tyagi A. (2014) Effect of heat stress   on physio-biochemical characteristics of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) genotypes. Ind. J.  Agri. Sci. 84: 401-406.          (NAAS rating: 6.0)
  4. Danekar P., A. Tyagi, A. Mahato, K. G. Krishnan,  Archana Singh, Raje R.S. Raje,  Kishor Gaikwad, N. K. Singh (2014) Genomewide characterization of Hsp 100 family genes from pigeon pea. Ind. J. Genet. Plant Breed. 74: 325-334.      (NAAS rating: 6.19)
  5. Ranjeet R. Kumar, Goswami, S., Singh, K., Gadpayle, K.A., Sharma, S.K., Singh, G.P., Pathak, H., Rai, R.D. (2014) Ascorbic acid at pre-anthesis modulate the thermotolerance level of wheat (Triticum aestivum) pollen under heat stress. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 23: 293–306 (NAAS rating: 6 .81)
  6. Ranjeet R. Kumar, Pathak H., Sharma S.K., Kala Y.K., Nirjal M.K., Singh G.P., Goswami S., Rai R.D. (2014) Novel and conserved heat-responsive microRNAs in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Funct. Integr. Genomics. DOI 10.1007/s10142-014-0421-0.       (NAAS rating: 8.69)
  7. Ranjeet R. Kumar, Rai, R.D. (2014) Can wheat beat the heat: understanding the mechanism of thermotolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum). Cereal Res. Commun. 42: 1-18.          (NAAS rating: 6.62)
  8. Ranjeet R. Kumar, Sharma S.K., Rai G.K., Singh K., Chaudhary M., Dhawan G., Singh G.P., Goswami S., Pathak H, Rai R.D (2014) Putrescine at pre-anthesis enhances the thermotolerance of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) by modifying transcript levels and activity of antioxidant enzymes. Indian J. Biochem Biophy. 51: 396-406. (NAAS rating: 7.08)
  9. Ranjeet R. Kumar, Singh, G.P., Goswami, S., Pathak, H., Rai, R.D. (2014) Proteome analysis of wheat (Triticum aestivum) for the identification of differentially expressed heat-responsive proteins. Aus. J. Crop. Sci. 8: 973-986. (NAAS rating: 5)      
  10. S.M.S. Kumar, Dahuja A., Rai R. D., Walia S. and Tyagi A. (2014) Role of γ-oryzanol in drought tolerant and susceptible cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L).  Ind.J. Biochem. Biophys.  51: 75-80.             (NAAS rating: 7.08)
  11. Suneha Goswami, Kumar R.R., Rai R.D. (2014) Role of heat responsive micro RNAs (miRNAs), transcription factors and heat shock proteins in regulation of starch granule biosynthesis in wheat (Triticum aestivum) under the terminal heat. Aus. J. Crop Sci. 8: 697-705.                        (NAAS rating: 5.0)
  12. Suneha Goswami, Kumar R.R., Sharma S.K., Kala Y.K., Singh K., Gupta R., Dhawan G., Rai G.K., Singh G.P., Pathak H., Rai R.D. (2014) Calcium trigger protein kinases induced signal transduction for augmenting the thermotolerance of developing wheat grain under heat stress. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. DOI: 10.1007/s13562-014-0295-1. (NAAS rating: 6.81)
  13. Suresh Kumar (2014) RNAi (RNA interference) vectors for functional genomics study in plants. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. 37: 289–294.  (NAAS rating: 6.24)


Nutritional enhancement

  1. Alkesh Hada, Gupta A. K., Jeevaraj, T., Manickavasagam, M., Ganapathi, A., Jolly M., and Sachdev, A. (2014). Developing rapid and reliable regeneration system using cotyledonary–node method in Indian soybean genotypes (Glycine max L.). Int.J. Innov. Res. Sci. Engg. Technol. 3: 12678-86.                   (NAAS rating: 6.00)
  2. Gaurav Kumar, Dahuja Anil and Santha IM (2014) Effect of gamma radiation and storage on total antioxidant capacity and paramdseters responsible for generation of off-flavour in soybean seeds varying in seed coat color. Legume Res.37: 500-507.  (NAAS rating: 6.14)
  3. Kalpana Tewari, Sweta Kumari, Vinutha T., Bhupinder Singh and Anil Dahuja (2014) Gamma radiation induces reduction in the off-flavour generation in soybean through enhancement of its antioxidant potential, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 303: 2041-2051.  (NAAS rating: 7.42)
  4. A. Kumar, Kumar, V., Lal, S. K., Jolly, M., and Sachdev, A. (2014). Influence of gamma rays and ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS) on the levels of phytic acid, raffinose family oligosaccharides and antioxidants in soybean seeds of different genotypes. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. (DOI 10.1007/s13562-014-0282-6     (NAAS rating: 6.81)
  5. Sweta Kumari, Krishnan, V. and Sachdev, A. (2014). In vivo bioavailability of essential minerals and phytase activity during soaking and germination in soybean (Glycine max L.). Aust. J. Crop Sci. 8: 1168-1174.           (NAAS rating: 5.00)
  6. Sweta Kumari, Sanjay Kumar Lal and Archana Sachdev (2014). Identification of putative low phytic acid mutants and assessment of the total P, phytate P, protein and divalent cations in mutant populations of soybean, Aust. J. Crop Sci. 8: 435- 441.        (NAAS rating: 5.0)  
  7. Sweta Kumari, Veda Krishnan and Archana Sachdev (2014). Impact of soaking and germination durations on antioxidants and anti-nutrients of black and yellow soybean (Glycine max. L) Varieties. J.  Plant Biochem and Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s13562-014-0282-6.                  (NAAS rating: 6.88)
  8. Vaibhav Kumar, Vinutha T, Rajarani AP, Navita B, Veda Krishnan, Dahuja A, Santha IM and RD Rai (2014). Purification and characterization of hydroperoxide lyase from soybean (Glycine max L). Bull. Environ. Pharmacol. Life Sci. 3: 06-11.    (Not Listed)



  1. Mahesh Kumar., Ahuja S., Dahuja Anil, Kumar R., and Singh B. (2014) Gamma radiation protects fruit quality in tomato by inhibiting the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and ethylene. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem.  301: 871-880.         (NAAS rating: 7.42)
  2. Mahesh Kumar., Singh B., Ahuja S., Dahuja Anil and Anand A. (2014) Gamma radiation and magnetic field mediated delay in effect of accelerated ageing of soybean. J. Food Sci. Technol. DOI 10.1007/s13197-014-1590-5.             (NAAS rating: 7.12)
  3. Pranava Pandey, Singh A.K., Dubey A.K. and Dahuja Anil (2014) Biochemical and salt ion uptake responses of seven mango (Mangifera indica L.) rootstocks to NaCl stress. J. Hort. Sci. Biotechnol. 89: 367-372.              (NAAS rating: 6.51)
  4. Vishambhar Dayal, Dubey A.K., Awasthi O.P., Pandey R.N., Dahuja Anil (2014) Growth, lipid peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes and nutrient accumulation in Amrapali mango (Mangifera indica L) grafted on different rootstocks under NaCl stress. Plant Knowledge J. 3: 15-22.                (Not Listed)