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Sollapura J. Vishwanath


Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, Carleton University, Canada, 2013

Current position

NSERC-visiting Post Doctoral Fellow, ECORC, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Ottawa, Canada


  1. Pulsifer, I. P., Lowe, C., Narayaran, S. A., Busuttil, A. S., Vishwanath, S. J., Domergue, F. and Rowland, O. (2014). Acyl-lipid thioesterase1-4 from Arabidopsis thaliana form a novel family of fatty acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterases with divergent expression patterns and substrate specificities. Plant Mol Biol 84(4-5): 549-563.
  2. Vishwanath, S. J., Kosma, D. K., Pulsifer, I. P., Scandola, S., Pascal, S., Joubes, J., Dittrich-Domergue, F., Lessire, R., Rowland, O. and Domergue, F. (2013). Suberin-associated fatty alcohols in Arabidopsis: distributions in roots and contributions to seed coat barrier properties. Plant Physiol 163(3): 1118-1132.
  3. Doan, T. T., Domergue, F., Fournier, A. E., Vishwanath, S. J., Rowland, O., Moreau, P., Wood, C. C., Carlsson, A. S., Hamberg, M. and Hofvander, P. (2012). Biochemical characterization of a chloroplast localized fatty acid reductase from Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochim Biophys Acta 1821(9): 1244-1255.
  4. Domergue, F.*, Vishwanath, S. J.*, Joubes, J., Ono, J., Lee, J. A., Bourdon, M., Alhattab, R., Lowe, C., Pascal, S., Lessire, R. and Rowland, O. (2010). Three Arabidopsis fatty acyl-coenzyme A reductases, FAR1, FAR4, and FAR5, generate primary fatty alcohols associated with suberin deposition. Plant Physiol 153(4): 1539-1554. (*Co-first author)
Protocols by Sollapura J. Vishwanath
  1. Seed Coat Permeability Test: Tetrazolium Penetration Assay