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Ashwani Pareek

Education

Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, 1997

Current position

Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2013

Publications (since 2005)

Book 02 (Springer 2010; as Main Editor, I.K. International 2012; as co-Editor)

  1. Singh, A. K., Kumar, R., Tripathi, A. K., Gupta, B. K., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2015). Genome-wide investigation and expression analysis of Sodium/Calcium exchanger gene family in rice and Arabidopsis. Rice (N Y) 8(1): 54.
  2. Kumar, M., Kim, S. R., Sharma, P. C. and Pareek, A. (2015). Simple and efficient way to detect small polymorphic bands in plants. Genomics Data 5: 218-222.
  3. Sharma, R., Mishra, M., Gupta, B., Parsania, C., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A.* (2015). De Novo Assembly and Characterization of Stress Transcriptome in a Salinity-Tolerant Variety CS52 of Brassica juncea. PLoS One 10(5): e0126783.
  4. Ghosh, A., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2015). Leaf disc stress tolerance assay for tobacco. Bio-protocol 5(7): e1440.
  5. Ghosh, A., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2015). Stress tolerance assay at the seed germination stage for tobacco. Bio-protocol 5(7): e1441.
  6. Kaur, C., Kumar, G., Kaur, S., Ansari, M. W., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2015). Molecular cloning and characterization of salt overly sensitive gene promoter from Brassica juncea (BjSOS2). Mol Biol Rep 42(6): 1139-1148.
  7. Tripathi, A. K., Singh, K., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2015). Histone chaperones in Arabidopsis and rice: genome-wide identification, phylogeny, architecture and transcriptional regulation. BMC Plant Biol 15: 42.
  8. Das, P., Nutan, K. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2015). Oxidative environment and redox homeostasis in plants: dissecting out significant contribution of major cellular organelles. Frontiers in Environmental Science 2: 70.
  9. Lakra, N., Nutan, K. K., Das, P., Anwar, K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2015). A nuclear-localized histone-gene binding protein from rice (OsHBP1b) functions in salinity and drought stress tolerance by maintaining chlorophyll content and improving the antioxidant machinery. J Plant Physiol 176: 36-46.
  10. Kumari, S., Joshi, R., Singh, K., Roy, S., Tripathi, A. K., Singh, P., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2015). Expression of a cyclophilin OsCyp2-P isolated from a salt-tolerant landrace of rice in tobacco alleviates stress via ion homeostasis and limiting ROS accumulation. Funct Integr Genomics 15(4): 395-412.
  11. Gautam, K., Pareek, A. and Sharma, D. K. (2014). Exploiting Microalgae and Macroalgae for Production of Biofuels and Biosequestration of Carbon dioxide-A Review. Int J Green Energy. In Press.
  12. Dkhar, J. and Pareek, A. (2014). What determines a leaf its shape? EVODEVO 22:47.
  13. Sharma, D. K., Gautam, K., Jueppner, J., Glavalisco, P., Rihko-Struckmann, L., Pareek, A. and Sundmacher, K. (2014). UPLC-MS analysis of Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii and Scenedesmus obliquus lipid extracts and their possible metabolic roles. J Appl Phycol. In Press.
  14. Ghosh, A., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2014). A glutathione responsive rice glyoxalase II, OsGLYII-2, functions in salinity adaptation by maintaining better photosynthesis efficiency and anti-oxidant pool. Plant J 80(1): 93-105.
  15. Mustafiz, A., Ghosh, A., Tripathi, A. K., Kaur, C., Ganguly, A. K., Bhavesh, N. S., Tripathi, J. K., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2014). A unique Ni2+ -dependent and methylglyoxal-inducible rice glyoxalase I possesses a single active site and functions in abiotic stress response. Plant J 78(6): 951-963.
  16. Kaur, C., Ghosh, A., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2014). Glyoxalases and stress tolerance in plants. Biochem Soc Trans 42(2): 485-490.
  17. Kushwaha, H. R., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2014). Putative osmosensor--OsHK3b--a histidine kinase protein from rice shows high structural conservation with its ortholog AtHK1 from Arabidopsis. J Biomol Struct Dyn 32(8): 1318-1332.
  18. Das, P., Mishra, M., Lakra, N., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2014). Mutation breeding: a powerful approach for obtaining abiotic stress tolerant crops and upgrading food security for human nutrition. In: Nasya, T., Imran, K. and Rafiq W. (eds). Mutagenesis: exploring novel genes and pathways. Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
  19. Soni, P., Soda, N., Nutan, K. K., Nongipur, R., Roy, S., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2014). Towards understanding abiotic stress signalling in plants: convergence of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics approaches. In: Pandey, G. K. (ed). Elucidation of abiotic stress signaling in plants: A functional genomic perspective. Springer New York.
  20. Gupta, B., Tripathi, A. K., Joshi, R., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2014). Designing climate smart future crops employing signal transduction components. In: Pandey, G. K. (ed). Elucidation of abiotic stress signaling in plants: A functional genomic perspective. Springer New York.
  21. Khanna-Chopra, R., Nutan, K. K. and Pareek, A. (2013). Regulation of Leaf Senescence: Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in B. Biswal et al. (eds). Plastid development in leaves during growth and senescence, advances in photosynthesis and respiration 36. Springer, The Netherlands.
  22. Soda, N., Kushwaha, H. R., Soni, P., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2013). A suite of new genes defining salinity stress tolerance in seedlings of contrasting rice genotypes. Funct Integr Genomics 13(3): 351-365.
  23. Gautam, K., Pareek, A. and Sharma, D. K. (2013). Biochemical composition of green alga Chlorella minutissima in mixotrophic cultures under the effect of different carbon sources. J Biosci Bioeng 116(5): 624-627.
  24. Soni, P., Kumar, G., Soda, N., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2013). Salt overly sensitive pathway members are influenced by diurnal rhythm in rice. Plant Signal Behav 8(7): e24738.
  25. Sekhon, S. S., Kaur, H., Dutta, T., Singh, K., Kumari, S., Kang, S., Park, S. G., Park, B. C., Jeong, D. G., Pareek, A., Woo, E. J., Singh, P. and Yoon, T. S. (2013). Structural and biochemical characterization of the cytosolic wheat cyclophilin TaCypA-1. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 69(Pt 4): 555-563.
  26. Kumari, S., Roy, S., Singh, P., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2013). Cyclophilins: proteins in search of function. Plant Signal Behav 8(1): e22734.
  27. Lakra, N., Nutan, K. K., Singla-Pareek, S. and Pareek, A. (2013). Modulating the expression of transcription factors: an attractive strategy for raising abiotic stress tolerant plants. Plant Stress Sp 1: 84-99.
  28. Sahoo, K. K., Tripathi, A. K., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, A. (2013). Taming Drought stress in rice through genetic engineering of transcription factors and protein kinases. Plant Stress Sp 1: 60-72.
  29. Tripathi, A. K., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2012). Narrowing down the targets for yield improvement in rice under normal and abiotic stress conditions via expression profiling of yield-related genes. Rice (N Y) 5(1): 37.
  30. Kumar, G., Kushwaha, H. R., Panjabi-Sabharwal, V., Kumari, S., Joshi, R., Karan, R., Mittal, S., Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2012). Clustered metallothionein genes are co-regulated in rice and ectopic expression of OsMT1e-P confers multiple abiotic stress tolerance in tobacco via ROS scavenging. BMC Plant Biol 12: 107.
  31. Nongpiur, R., Soni, P., Karan, R., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2012). Histidine kinases in plants: cross talk between hormone and stress responses. Plant Signal Behav 7(10): 1230-1237.
  32. Kumar, R., Mustafiz, A., Sahoo, K. K., Sharma, V., Samanta, S., Sopory, S. K., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2012). Functional screening of cDNA library from a salt tolerant rice genotype Pokkali identifies mannose-1-phosphate guanyl transferase gene (OsMPG1) as a key member of salinity stress response. Plant Mol Biol 79(6): 555-568.
  33. Singh, A. K., Kumar, R., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2012). Overexpression of rice CBS domain containing protein improves salinity, oxidative, and heavy metal tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Mol Biotechnol 52(3): 205-216.
  34. Kumar, G., Kushwaha, H. R., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A.* (2012). Cloning, structural and expression analysis of OsSOS2 in contrasting cultivars of rice under salinity stress. Genes, Genomes and Genomics 6:34-41.
  35. Joshi, R., Karan, R., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2012). Microarray Technology. In: Gupta, A. K., Gupta, S. M. and Pareek, A. (eds). Biotechnology in Medicine and Agriculture: Principles and Practices. IK International Publishing House Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.
  36. Kushwaha, H. R., Pareek, A. and Ghosh (2012). Bioinformatics and In silico Technology. In: Gupta, A. K., Gupta, S. M. and Pareek, A. (eds). Biotechnology in Medicine and Agriculture: Principles and Practices. IK International Publishing House Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.
  37. Anjum, N. A., Gill, S. S., Ahmad, I., Tuteja, N., Soni, P. and Pareek, A. (2012). Understanding stress-responsive mechanisms in plants: an overview of transcriptomics and proteomics approaches. In: Tuteja, N. (ed). Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress. Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany.
  38. Sahoo, K. K., Tripathi, A. K., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2011). An improved protocol for efficient transformation and regeneration of diverse indica rice cultivars. Plant Methods 7(1): 49.
  39. Singh, K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2011). Dissecting out the crosstalk between salinity and hormones in roots of Arabidopsis. OMICS 15(12): 913-924.
  40. Kushwaha, H. R., Kumar, G., Verma, P. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2011). Analysis of a salinity induced BjSOS3 protein from Brassica indicate it to be structurally and functionally related to its ortholog from Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol Biochem 49(9): 996-1004.
  41. Virdi, A. S., Pareek, A. and Singh, P. (2011). Evidence for the possible involvement of calmodulin in regulation of steady state levels of Hsp90 family members (Hsp87 and Hsp85) in response to heat shock in sorghum. Plant Signal Behav 6(3): 393-399.
  42. Dutta, T., Kaur, H., Singh, S., Mishra, A., Tripathi, J. K., Singh, N., Pareek, A. and Singh, P. (2011). Developmental changes in storage proteins and peptidyl prolyl cis-trans isomerase activity in grains of different wheat cultivars. Food Chem 128(2): 450-457.
  43. Soda, N., Lakra, N., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A., (2011). Abiotic stress-related studies in plants: Journey towards proteomics era. J Plant Physiol 37: 31-46.
  44. Mustafiz, A., Singh, A. K., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2010). Genome-wide identification of glyoxalase genes and their expression profiling during development and in response to abiotic stresses in Arabidopsis and rice. Funct Integr Genomic 11(2):293-305.
  45. Gill, S. S., Kumar, G., Sharma, P. C., Pareek, A. and Tuteja, N. (2010). Mustard: approaches for crop improvement and Abiotic Stress Tolerance. In: Tuteja, N. (ed). Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress. Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany.
  46. Kushwaha, H. R., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Sopory, S. K. and Pareek, A. (2010). Understanding the ‘Commoneome’ operative in plants in response to various abiotic Stresses. In: Tuteja, N. (ed). Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress. Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany.
  47. Punjabi-Sabharwal, V., Karan, R., Khan, T. and Pareek, A. (2009). Abiotic Stress Responses: Complexities in Gene Expression. In: Bohnert, H. J., Govindjee, Sopory, S. K. and Pareek, A. (eds). Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants: Physiolgical, Molecular and Genomic Foundation. Springer, The Netherlands.
  48. Kushwaha, H. R., Singh, A. K., Sopory, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2009). Genome wide expression analysis of CBS domain containing proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh and Oryza sativa L. reveals their developmental and stress regulation. BMC Genomics 10: 200.
  49. Kumar, G., Purty, R. S., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2009). Maintenance of stress related transcripts in tolerant cultivar at a level higher than sensitive one appears to be a conserved salinity response among plants. Plant Signal Behav 4(5): 431-434.
  50. Karan, R., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2009). Histidine kinase and response regulator genes as they relate to salinity tolerance in rice. Funct Integr Genomics 9(3): 411-417.
  51. Kumari, S., Singh, P., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2009). Heterologous expression of a salinity and developmentally regulated rice cyclophilin gene (OsCyp2) in E. coli and S. cerevisiae confers tolerance towards multiple abiotic stresses. Mol Biotechnol 42(2): 195-204.
  52. Kumar, G., Purty, R. S., Sharma, M. P., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2009). Physiological responses among Brassica species under salinity stress show strong correlation with transcript abundance for SOS pathway-related genes. J Plant Physiol 166(5): 507-520.
  53. Kumari, S., Sabharwal, V. P., Kushwaha, H. R., Sopory, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2009). Transcriptome map for seedling stage specific salinity stress response indicates a specific set of genes as candidate for saline tolerance in Oryza sativa L. Funct Integr Genomics 9(1): 109-123.
  54. Purty, R. S., Kumar, G., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2008). Invited contribution towards salinity tolerance in Brassica: an overview. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: 14:15-22
  55. Singh, A. K., Ansari, M. W., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2008). Invited contribution raising salinity tolerant rice: Recent progress and future perspectives. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 14: 23-32.
  56. Singla-Pareek, S. L., Yadav, S. K., Pareek, A., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2008). Enhancing salt tolerance in a crop plant by overexpression of glyoxalase II. Transgenic Res 17(2): 171-180.
  57. Schaller, G. E., Doi, K., Hwang, I., Kieber, J. J., Khurana, J. P., Kurata, N., Mizuno, T., Pareek, A., Shiu, S. H., Wu, P. and Yip, W. K. (2007). Nomenclature for two-component signaling elements of rice. Plant Physiol 143(2): 555-557.
  58. Yadav, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Kumar, M., Pareek, A., Saxena, M., Sarin, N. B. and Sopory, S. K. (2007). Characterization and functional validation of glyoxalase II from rice. Protein Expr Purif 51(1): 126-132.
  59. Pareek, A., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Sopory, S. K. and Grover, A. (2007). Analysis of salt stress-related transcriptome fingerprints from diverse plant species. In: Varshney, R. K. and Tuberosa, R. (eds). Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement. Springer Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  60. Singla-Pareek, S. L., Pareek, A. and Sopory, S. K. (2007). Transgenic Plants for Dry and Saline Environments. In: Jenks, M. A. and Hasegawa, P. M. (eds). Plant abiotic stress. Blackwell Publishing.
  61. Yadav, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2007). Transcriptome analysis. In: Varma, A. and Oelmuller (eds). Techniques in soil microbiology. Springer-Verlag.
  62. Ratnakaran, S., Yadav, S. K. and Pareek, A. (2007). RNAi Technology: a tool for functional genomics of novel genes. In: Varma, A. and Oelmuller (eds). Techniques in soil microbiology. Springer-Verlag.
  63. Pareek, A., Singh, A., Kumar, M., Kushwaha, H. R., Lynn, A. M. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2006). Whole-genome analysis of Oryza sativa reveals similar architecture of two-component signaling machinery with Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 142(2): 380-397.
  64. Singla-Pareek, S. L., Yadav, S. K., Pareek, A., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2006). Transgenic tobacco overexpressing glyoxalase pathway enzymes grow and set viable seeds in zinc-spiked soils. Plant Physiol 140(2): 613-623.
  65. Khandelwal, V., Dadlani, M., Sharma, P. C., Pareek, A. and Sharma, S. P. (2005). Molecular markers based coefficient of parentage analysis in testing distinctness of thirty two rice varieties. J Plant Biochem Biot 14:135-139.
  66. Pham, G. H., Srivastava, A., Pareek, A., Saxena, A. K. and Verma, A. (2004). Protocol to understand the interaction between rhizobia and plants. In: Podila, G. K. and Verma, A. (eds). Basic research and applications of mycorrhizae. IK International Pvt Ltd.
  67. Kumari, R., Pham, G. H., Prasad, R., Sachdev, M., Srivastava, A., Yadav, V., Verma, P. K., Sharma, S., Malla, R., Singh, A., Maurya, A. K., Prakash, S., Pareek, A., Rexer, K. H., Kost, G., Garg, A. H., Oelmueller, R., Sharma, M. C. and Verma, A. (2004).In: Podila, G. K. and Verma, A. (eds). Piriformosporaindica: Fungus of the millennium in Basic research and applications of mycorrhizae. IK International Pvt Ltd.
  68. Kumar, M. and Pareek, A. (2004). Molecular basis of Plant Microbe Interaction. In: Verma, A. (eds). Basic Research and Biotechnological Applications: Microbes. IK International Publishers.
  69. Srivastava, A., Verma, A. and Pareek, A. (2004). Chemotaxis in Bacteria. In: Verma, A. (eds). Basic Research and Biotechnological Applications: Microbes. IK International Publishers.
  70. Sopory, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2003). Plant Biotechnology. In: Das, H. K. (ed). Text book of Biotechnology. Wiley Dreamtech.
Protocols by Ashwani Pareek
  1. Leaf Disc Stress Tolerance Assay for Tobacco
  2. Stress Tolerance Assay at the Seed Germination Stage for Tobacco
  3. Pot Level Drought Stress Tolerance Assay in Tobacco through Plant Phenotyping and Antioxidant Assay