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Plant Physiology      (18 scientists)

Dr Lekshmy S.


Field of Specialisation : Nutrient use efficiency, Abiotic stress

Dr Lekshmy S.

Sr. Scientist



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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Plant Physiology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   6 completed (1 ongoing)

   Ph.D :   4 completed, 1 ongoing

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

  1. Sathee L*, Jha SK, Rajput OS, Singh D, Kumar S, Kumar A. 2021. Expression dynamics of genes encoding nitrate and ammonium assimilation enzymes in rice genotypes exposed to reproductive stage salinity stress. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 165, 161172. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PLAPHY.2021.05.013
  2. Adavi, S.B. and Sathee, L*., 2021. Elevated CO2 differentially regulates root nitrate transporter kinetics in a genotype and nitrate dose-dependent manner. Plant Science, 305, p.110807.
  3. Adavi SB, Sathee L* (2020) Elevated CO2 alters tissue balance of nitrogen metabolism and downregulates nitrogen assimilation and signalling gene expression in wheat seedlings receiving high nitrate supply. Protoplasma DOI : 10.1007/s00709-020-01564-3
  4. Jagadhesan, B, Sathee, L*., Meena, H.S., Jha SK, Chinnusamy V*, Kumar A, Kumar S (2020) Genome wide analysis of NLPtranscription factors reveals their role in nitrogen stress tolerance of rice.Sci Rep10,9368. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66338-6
  5. Padhan B K, Sathee, L*, Meena H S, Adavi S B, Jha S K, Chinnusamy V*(2020) CO2 Elevation Accelerates Phenology and Alters Carbon/Nitrogen Metabolism vis a vis ROS Abundance In Bread Wheat. Front. Plant Sci. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.01061
  6. Adavi, S.B. and Sathee, L*., 2019. Elevated CO2-induced production of nitric oxide differentially modulates nitrate assimilation and root growth of wheat seedlings in a nitrate dose-dependent manner. Protoplasma, 256(1),147-159.(Equal contributing first and corresponding author)
  7. PSathee L*, Jain V*. 2022. Interaction of elevated CO2 and form of nitrogen nutrition alters leaf abaxial and adaxial epidermal and stomatal anatomy of wheat seedlings. Protoplasma. May;259(3):703-716. doi: 10.1007/s00709-021-01692-4
  8. A Sinto, Sathee L*, Singh D, Jha SK, Chinnusamy V, Singh MP. 2022. Interactive effect of elevated CO2 and nitrogen dose reprograms grain ionome and associated gene expression in bread wheat. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 179, 134143. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PLAPHY.2022.03.017
  9. Hurali, D.T., Bhurta, R., Tyagi, S. Sathee L* et al. 2022. Analysis of NIA and GSNOR family genes and nitric oxide homeostasis in response to wheat-leaf rust interaction. Sci. Rep. 12. https://doi.org/10.1038/S41598-021-04696-5
  10. Bhurta R, Hurali DT, Tyagi S, Sathee L*, Adavi B S, Singh D, Mallick N, Chinnusamy V, Vinod, Jha SK*. 2022. Genome-Wide Identification and Expression Analysis of the Thioredoxin ( Trx) Gene Family Reveals Its Role in Leaf Rust Resistance in Wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.). Front. Genet. 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/FGENE.2022.836030

Patent / Technologies / Methodologies / System etc. (Upto Five) :

  1. Adavi, S. B., Sathee, L*., Padhan, B. K., Singh, O., Meena, H. S., Durgesh, K. and Jha, S. K. (2019) Visualization of Nitric Oxide, Measurement of Nitrosothiols Content, Activity of NOS and NR in Wheat Seedlings Bio-protocol 9 (20): e3402
  1. Hydroponic screening and identification of nitrogen deficiency tolerant rice genotypes suitable for aerobic cultivation, Lekshmy et al. 2019
  1. Impact of nitrogen forms on seedling root architectural traits of rice germplasm grown under modified paper roll culture for suitability under aerobic cultivationLekshmy et al. 2016
  1. Seedling stage nitrogen deficiency tolerance is a surrogate for high nitrogen use efficiency under field conditions in rice. Lekshmy et al. 2019
  1. Elevated CO2 induces nitric oxide production and down regulates nitrogen metabolism and signaling gene expression in wheat seedlings under high nitrate supply. Lekshmy et al. 2019

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. ASPB-Plantae fellow 2022, ASPB-Plantae fellow 2023, Editorial Board member- BMC Plant Biology, Plant Physiology Reports, Annals of Genetics, Review editor- Frontiers in Plant Science- Plant nutrition section
  1. Fellow, ISPP, RD Asana Gold medal Award (2022), Young scientist award (2008), Best Poster award, (2013, 2014, 2020) Indian Society for Plant Physiology
  1. SERB- Early Career Research award and project funding (2018-21)
  1. DBT-INEW sponsored visit to Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK, from March 25 - April 26, 2017. NAHEP-CAAST sponsored visit to Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK, from March 05 - March 15, 2023.
  1. ICAR-JRF, Fellowship for pursuing MSc (2004-06), CSIR-JRF (June, 2005 and December 2005) and IARI-SRF for pursuing PhD (2006-2009)