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Amita Pal


Ph.D. in Science, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 1979

Current position

UGC Emeritus Fellow, Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata- 700054, India

Publications (Since 2012)

  1. Patel, A., Maiti, S., Kumar, S., Ganguli, S. and Pal, A. (2016). An integrated approach to comprehend MYMIV-susceptibility of blackgram Cv.T9 possessing allele of CYR1, the cognate R-gene. Amer J Plant Sciences 7:
  2. Ganguli, S.,  Dey, A., Banik, R., Kundu, A. and Pal, A. (2016). Analyses of MYMIV-induced transcriptome in Vigna mungo as revealed by next generation sequencing. Genomics Data 7: 226–228.
  3. Kundu, A., Patel, A., Paul, S. and Pal, A. (2015). Transcript dynamics at early stages of molecular interactions of MYMIV with resistant and susceptible genotypes of the leguminous host, Vigna mungo. PLoS One 10(4): e0124687.
  4. Maiti, S., Patra, S., Pal, A. and Dey, N. (2015). Identification of a novel salicylic acid inducible endogenous plant promoter regulating expression of CYR1, a CC-NB-LRR type candidate disease resistance gene in Vigna mungo. Plant Cell Tiss Org 120:489-505. (IF=2.6)
  5. Maiti, S., Basak, J. and Pal, A. (2014). Current understanding on plant R-genes/proteins and mechanisms of defense responses against biotic stresses. In: Chakraborty, B. N. and Chakraborty, U. (eds). Review of Plant Pathology.   Scientific Publishers (India), Vol 6, 93-126.
  6. Ghosh, S. and Pal, A. (2014). Abscisic acid, one of the key determinants of in vitro shoot differentiation from cotyledons of Vigna radiata. American Journal of Plant Sciences 5:704-713.
  7. Paul, S., Kundu, A. and Pal, A. (2014). Identification and expression profiling of Vigna mungo microRNAs from leaf small RNA transcriptome by deep sequencing. J Integr Plant Biol 56(1): 15-23. (IF=3.45).
  8. Ghosh, J. S., Chaudhuri, S., Dey, N. and Pal, A. (2013). Functional characterization of a serine-threonine protein kinase from Bambusa balcooa that implicates in cellulose overproduction and superior quality fiber formation. BMC Plant Biol 13: 128. (IF=3.94).
  9. Kundu, A., Patel, A. and Pal, A. (2013). Defining reference genes for qPCR normalization to study biotic and abiotic stress responses in Vigna mungo. Plant Cell Rep 32(10): 1647-1658. (IF=2.93).
  10. Chakraborty, D. and Pal, A. (2013). Quassinoids: chemistry and novel detection techniques. In: Ramawat, K. G. and Merillon, J. M. (eds). Hand book of natural products: phytochemistry, botany and metabolism of alkaloids, phenolics and terpenes.  Springer-Verlag, 3345-3366.
  11. Ghosh, S. and Pal, A. (2013). Proteomic analysis of cotyledonary explants during shoot organogenesis in Vigna radiata. Plant Cell Tiss Organ 115: 55-68.  (IF= 2.6).
  12. Kundu, S., Chakraborty, D., Kundu, A. and Pal, A. (2013). Proteomics approach combined with biochemical attributes to elucidate compatible and incompatible plant-virus interactions between Vigna mungo and mungbean yellow mosaic India virus. Proteome Sci 11: 15. (IF= 2.42)
  13. Kundu, S., Chakraborty, D., Das, K. and Pal, A. (2013). An efficient in-gel digestion protocol for mass spectral analysis by MALDI-TOF-MS and MS/MS and its use for proteomic analysis of leaves of Vigna mungo. Plant Mol Biol Rep 31:47-54. (IF=5.319; CI=4)
  14. Kundu, A. and Pal, A. (2012). Identification and characterization of elite inbred lines with MYMIV resistance in Vigna mungo. Field Crops Res 135, 116-125. (IF=2.5; CI=0)
  15. Kundu, S., Chakraborty, D. and Pal, A. (2012). Salicylic acid ameliorates susceptible Vigna mungo cultivar to mungbean yellow mosaic India virus infection. Science and Culture 78 (5-6): 217-226.
  16. Ghosh, S. and Pal, A. (2012). Identification and functional characterization of differential proteins of mungbean cotyledons during seed germination: A proteomic approach. Acta Physiologie Plantarum 34: 2379-2391. (IF=1.64)
  17. Maiti, S., Paul, S. and Pal, A. (2012). Isolation, characterization, and structure analysis of a non-TIR-NBS-LRR encoding candidate gene from MYMIV-resistant Vigna mungo. Mol Biotechnol 52(3): 217-233. (IF=2.44; CI=7)
  18. Than, M. M. M., Pal, A. and Jha, S. (2012). Plant regeneration from callus cultures in endangered orchid Bulbophyllum auricomum Lindl. Propag Ornam Plants 12(2): 102-108.
Protocols by Amita Pal
  1. Extraction of Small RNA and qPCR Validation of miRNAs in Vigna mungo
  2. Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus (MYMIV)-infection, Small RNA Library Construction and Deep Sequencing for MicroRNA Identification in Vigna mungo