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Sneh L Singla-Pareek

Education

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

Current position

Staff Research Scientist, Plant Molecular Biology Group, ICGEB, New Delhi, 2001

Publications (since 2005)

  1. 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. Front Environ Sci 2: 70.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Kaur, C., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2014). Stress response of OsETHE1 is altered in response to light and dark conditions. Plant Signal Behav 9(11): e973820.
  6. Kaur, C., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2014). Glyoxalase and methylglyoxal as biomarkers for plant stress tolerance. Crit Rev Plant Sci 33(6): 429-456.
  7. 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.
  8. Kaur, C., Mustafiz, A., Sarkar, A., Ariyadasa, T., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2014). Expression of multiple stress inducible ETHE1-like protein from rice is higher in roots and is regulated by calcium. Physiol Plant 152(1):1-16.
  9. Kushwaha, H. R., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2014). Putative osmosensor - OsHK3b – a histidine kinase protein from rice show high structural conservation with its ortholog AtHK1 from Arabidopsis. J Biomol Struct Dyn 32(8):1318-1332.
  10. Kaur, C., Vishnoi, A., Ariyadasa, T. U., Bhattacharya, A., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2013). Episodes of horizontal gene-transfer and gene-fusion led to co-existence of different metal-ion specific glyoxalase I. Sci Rep 3: 3076.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Mukhopadhyay, P., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2013). Stress-mediated alterations in chromatin architecture correlate with down-regulation of a gene encoding 60S rpL32 in rice. Plant Cell Physiol 54(4): 528-540.
  14. Sahoo, K. K., Tripathi, A. K., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2013). Taming drought stress in rice through genetic engineering and transcription factors and protein kinases. Plant Stress Sp. Issue 1: 60-72.
  15. Lakra, N., Nutan, K. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2013). Modulating the expression of transcription factors: an attractive strategy for raising abiotic stress tolerant plants. Plant Stress Sp. Issue 1: 84-99.
  16. Mukhopadhyay, P., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2013). Regulation of stress responsive genes in plants: Involvement of epigenetic mechanisms. Plant Stress Sp. Issue 1: 35-46.
  17. 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.
  18. Mukhopadhyay, P., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2013). DNA-Protein interaction technology. In: Kumar, A., Pareek, A. and Gupta, S. M. (eds). Biotechnology in Medicine and Agriculture: Principles and Practices. IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 121-141.
  19. Joshi, R., Karan, R., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2013). Microarray Technology. In: Kumar, A., Pareek, A. and Gupta, S. M. (eds). Biotechnology in medicine and agriculture: principles and practices. IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 273-296.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Sharma, S., Mustafiz, A., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Shankar Srivastava, P. and Sopory, S. K. (2012). Characterization of stress and methylglyoxal inducible triose phosphate isomerase (OscTPI) from rice. Plant Signal Behav 7(10): 1337-1345.
  26. 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 Genomics 6, 34-41.
  27. Tripathy, M. K., Tyagi, W., Goswami, M., Kaul, T., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Deswal, R., reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2012). Characterization and Functional Validation of Tobacco PLC Delta for Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Plant Mol Biol Rep 30(2):488-497.
  28. Kushwaha, H. R., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Sopory, S. K. and Pareek, A. (2012). Understanding the ‘Commoneome’ operative in plants in response to various abiotic Stresses. In: Tuteja, N. (ed). Improving crop resistance to abiotic stress. Wiley-Blackwell.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Samanta, S., Reddy, M. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2011). Stress and development specific regulation of alternative splicing in plants. J Plant Biol 37(1): 19-30.
  33. Mukhopadhyay, P., Reddy, M. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2011). Transcriptional downregulation of rice rpL32 gene under abiotic stress is associated with removal of transcription factors within the promoter region. PLoS One 6(11): e28058.
  34. Saxena, M., Roy, S. D., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Sopory, S. K. and Bhalla-Sarin, N. (2011). Overexpression of the Glyoxalase II gene leads to enhanced salinity tolerance in Brassica juncea. Open Plant Sci J 5, 23-28.
  35. 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.
  36. Mustafiz, A., Singh, A. K., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2011). Genome-wide analysis of rice and Arabidopsis identifies two glyoxalase genes that are highly expressed in abiotic stresses. Funct Integr Genomics 11(2): 293-305.
  37. Sahoo, K. K., Malik, J., Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2011). Tackling Abiotic Stresses Through Gene Pyramiding: Strategies and Applications. In: Muralidharan, K. and Siddiq, E. A. (eds). Genomics and Crop Improvement: Relevance and Reservations. Padma Publishers, 330-337.
  38. Mustafiz, A., Sahoo, K. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2010). Metabolic engineering of glyoxalase pathway for enhancing stress tolerance in plants. Methods Mol Biol 639: 95-118.
  39. Touhidul Islam, S. M., Tammi, R. S., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Seraj, Z. I. (2010). Enhanced salinity tolerance and improved yield properties in Bangladeshi rice Binnatoa through Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of PgNHX1 from Pennisetum glaucum. Acta Physiol Plant 32, 657-663.
  40. El-Shabrawi, H., Kumar, B., Kaul, T., Reddy, M. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2010). Redox homeostasis, antioxidant defense, and methylglyoxal detoxification as markers for salt tolerance in Pokkali rice. Protoplasma 245(1-4): 85-96.
  41. Kumar, B., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2010). Glutathione homeostasis: crucial for abiotic stress tolerance in plants. In: Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K., Bohnert, H. J. and Govindjee (eds). Abiotic stress adaptation in plants: physiological, molecular & genomic foundation. Springer pp 263-282.
  42. Singh, A. K., Sopory, S. K., Wu, R. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2010). Transgenic approaches. In: Pareek, A., Sopory, S. K., Bohnert, H. J. and Govindjee (eds). Abiotic stress adaptation in plants: physiological, molecular & genomic foundation. Springer pp 417-450.
  43. 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.
  44. Singla-Pareek, S. L., Yadav, S. K., Mustafiz, A. and Sopory, S. K. (2009). Role of the glyoxalase pathway in delaying plant senescence under stress conditions. SEB Exp Biol Ser 62: 171-185.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Tohidul Islam, S. M., Tammi, R. S., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Seraj, Z. I. (2009). Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and constitutive expression of PgNHX1 from Pennisetum glaucum L. in Oryza sativa L. cv. Binnatoa. Plant Tissue Cult Biotech 19, 25-33.
  51. Singla-Pareek, S. L., Yadav, S. K., Mustafiz, A., Sopory, S. K. (2009). Role of the glyoxalase pathway in delaying plant senescence under stress conditions. In: Foyer, C. H., Faragher, R. and Thornalley, P. J. (eds). Redox metabolism and longevity relationships in animals and plants. Taylor & Francis Group, 171-185.
  52. Singla-Pareek, S. L., Yadav, S. K., Mustafiz, A., Sopory, S. K. (2008). Detoxification of methylglyoxal by genetic manipulation of glyoxalase pathway leads to salt stress tolerance in crop plants. Suppl Plant Cell Physiol Vol 49 S0026-S0026.
  53. 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.
  54. Yadav, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2008). An overview on the role of methylglyoxal and glyoxalases in plants. Drug Metabol Drug Interact 23(1-2): 51-68.
  55. Singh, A. K., Ansari, M. W., Pareek, A. and Singla-Pareek, S. L. (2008). Raising salinity tolerant rice: recent progress and future perspectives. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 14(1-2): 137-154.
  56. Purty, R. S., Kumar, G., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2008). Towards salinity tolerance in Brassica: an overview. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 14(1-2): 39-49.
  57. Kumar, B., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Sopory, S. K. (2008). Glutathione homeostasis and abiotic stresses in plants: physiological, biochemical and molecular approaches. In: Kumar, A. and Sopory, S. K. (eds). Recent advances in plant biotechnology and its applications. IK International, 373-390.
  58. Verma, D., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Rajagopal, D., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2007). Functional validation of a novel isoform of Na+/H+ antiporter from Pennisetum glaucum for enhancing salinity tolerance in rice. J Biosci 32(3): 621-628.
  59. Rajgopal, D., Agarwal, P., Tyagi, W., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2007). Characterization of an isoform of Na/H antiporter from Pennisetum glaucum that confers high level of salinity tolerance in transgenic Brassica juncea. Mol Breeding 19, 137-151.
  60. 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.
  61. Singla-Pareek, S. L., Pareek, A. and Sopory, S. K. (2007). Transgenic plants for dry and saline environments. In: Jenks, M. A., Hasegawa, P. M. and Jain, S. M. (eds). Advances in molecular breeding toward drought and salt tolerant crops. Springer Dordrecht, 501-530.
  62. Pareek, A., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Sopory, S. K., 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, 267-287.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. Tyagi, W., Singla-Pareek, S., Nair, S., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2006). A novel isoform of ATPase c subunit from pearl millet that is differentially regulated in response to salinity and calcium. Plant Cell Rep 25(2): 156-163.
  66. Yadav, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L. and Pareek, A. (2006). Transcriptome analysis. In: Varma, A. and Oelmuller, R. (eds). Advanced techniques in soil microbiology. Springer-Verlag, 111-132.
  67. Yadav, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2005). Transgenic tobacco plants overexpressing glyoxalase enzymes resist an increase in methylglyoxal and maintain higher reduced glutathione levels under salinity stress. FEBS Lett 579(27): 6265-6271.
  68. Yadav, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Ray, M., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2005). Methylglyoxal levels in plants under salinity stress are dependent on glyoxalase I and glutathione. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 337(1): 61-67.
  69. Tyagi, W., Rajagopal, D., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2005). Cloning and regulation of a stress-regulated Pennisetum glaucum vacuolar ATPase c gene and characterization of its promoter that is expressed in shoot hairs and floral organs. Plant Cell Physiol 46(8): 1411-1422.
  70. Yadav, S. K., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and Sopory, S. K. (2005). Methylglyoxal detoxification by glyoxalase system: A survival strategy during environmental stresses. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 11(1): 1-11.
Protocols by Sneh L Singla-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