Plant Microbe Interaction, Molecular Biology, Biotic stress
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Present focus of lab is on following topics:

¤ Elucidation of pathogenicity mechanism of Venturia inaequalis infection during onset of apple scab disease through genomics and transcriptomics approach

¤ Identification of PGPRs for growth promotion of important crops in western himalayan region eg. Saffron & Potato 

¤ Understanding the role of NBS-LRR genes during pathogen infection using Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology approach




Five selected publication

1) Amaresh Chandra, P.K. Verma, N. Islam, M.P. Grisham R. Jain, A. Sharma, K. Roopendra, K. Singh, P. Singh, I. Verma & S. Solomon, (2015) Expression analysis of genes associated with sucrose accumulation in sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrids) varieties differing in content and time of peak sucrose storage. Plant Biology: DOI: 10.1111/plb.12276 

2) Shadab Nizam; Rajesh Kumar Gazara; Sandhya Verma; Kunal Singh; Praveen Kumar Verma, (2014) Comparative structural modeling of six old yellow enzymes (OYEs) from the necrotrophic fungus Ascochyta rabiei: Insight into novel OYE classes with differences in cofactor binding, organization of active site residues and stereo preferences. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95989

3) Sadaf Hasan, Kunal Singh, Mohd Danisuddin, Praveen K Verma and Asad U Khan (2014) Inhibition of major virulence pathways of Streptococcus mutans by Quercitrin and Deoxynojirimycin: a synergistic approach of infection control. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91736

4) Kunal Singh, Shadab Nizam, Manisha Sinha, Praveen K Verma (2012). Comparative transcriptome analysis of the necrotrophic fungus Ascochyta rabiei during oxidative stress: Insight for fungal survival in the host plant. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33128

5) Shadab Nizam*, Kunal Singh*, Praveen Verma (2010). Expression of the fluorescent proteins DsRed and EGFP to visualize early events of colonization of the chickpea blight fungus Ascochyta rabiei. Current Genetics 56(4): 391-399 (*Equal contribution)


Interested in joining the lab?

Passionate and motivated students are welcome to join our group.

Lab Members: 

Research Associate

Dr Umesh Pankaj

PhD Scholar

Ms Namo Dubey

Ms Kanchan Yadav

Ms Anjali Chaudhary

Ms Pooja Yadav

Project Assistant

Ms Nilofer, Ms Gayatri, Ms Priyanka

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