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Plant Physiology      (18 scientists)

Dr. Archana Watts


Field of Specialisation : Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Abiotic stress tolerance, Genome Editing

Dr. Archana Watts


M.Sc. : University of Agricultural sciences, Dharwad

Ph.D : ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Division of Plant Physiology

Raipuria RK, Watts A, Sharma BB, Watts A, Bhattacharya R (2023). Decoding allelic diversity, transcript variants and transcriptional complexity of CENH3 gene in Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, Protoplasma, 260: 1149-1162 (NAAS rating: 9.36)
Watts, A, Sankaranarayanan S, Watts A, Raipuria R K (2021). Optimizing protein expression in heterologous system: Strategies and tools, Meta Gene , 29: 100899 (NAAS rating: 6.2)
Santosh Kumar V V, Verma R K, Yadav S K, Yadav P, Watts A, Rao M V, Chinnusamy V (2020). CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome editing of drought and salt tolerance (OsDST) gene in indica mega rice cultivar MTU1010, Physiology & Molecular Biology of Plants , 26: 1099-1110 (NAAS rating: 9.02)
Dahuja, A.; Kumar, R.R.; Sakhare, A.; Watts, A.; Singh, B.; Goswami, S.; Sachdev, A.; Praveen, S (2020). Role of abc transporters in maintaining plant homeostasis under abiotic and biotic stresses, Physiologia Plantarum, 171, 785801 (NAAS rating: 11.4)

Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating 6 and above with first or corresponding author only

  1. Kumari A., Jain P., Kamboj R.and Sharma T.R. (2017). RNASeq reveals differential regulation of genes in resistant and susceptible rice varieties during early phases of infection with Rhizoctonia solani. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 77 (4): 475-484.
  2. Kumari, A., Sharma, G., Bhat, S., Bhat, R.S., Krishnaraj, P.U., and. Kuruvinashetti, M.S. (2011). Enhancement of Trichoderma endochitinase secretion in Tobacco cell cultures using α-amylase signal peptide.Plant Cell Tissue and Organ culture. Journal of Plant Biotechnology. 107(2): 215-224.
  3. Vinutha T, Vanchinathan S, Bansal N, Kumar G, Permar V, Watts A, Ramesh SV, Praveen S. (2020). Tomato auxin biosynthesis/signaling is reprogrammed by the geminivirus to enhance its pathogenicity. Planta 252(4): 51

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. DST-INSPIRE Fellowship For Pursuing PhD in 2011
  1. CSIR-JRF in 2010
  1. UAS, Dharwad Merit Fellowship During M.Sc. in 2007
  1. Second Prize for Best Oral Presentation in 3 Days International Conference on Impact of Climate Changes on Global Food, Livestock, Livelihood and Environmental Security: Advanced Approaches and Mitigation Strategies “ICCGFLLES-2023”, December 28-30, 2023, Navsari Agricultural University (NAU) Navsari, Gujarat & National Agriculture Development Cooperative Ltd, Baramulla, J&K