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Pooja Verma


M.Sc. in Biotechnology, HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India

Current position

Ph.D. student, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India


  1. Verma, P., Kaur, H., Petla, B. P., Rao, V., Saxena, S. C. and Majee, M. (2013). PROTEIN L-ISOASPARTYL METHYLTRANSFERASE2 is differentially expressed in chickpea and enhances seed vigor and longevity by reducing abnormal isoaspartyl accumulation predominantly in seed nuclear proteins. Plant Physiol 161(3): 1141-1157.
  2. Kaur, H., Verma, P., Petla, B. P., Rao, V., Saxena, S. C. and Majee, M. (2013). Ectopic expression of the ABA-inducible dehydration-responsive chickpea L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase 2 (CaMIPS2) in Arabidopsis enhances tolerance to salinity and dehydration stress. Planta 237(1): 321-335.
  3. Verma, P., Singh, A., Kaur, H. and Majee, M. (2010). Protein L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase1 (CaPIMT1) from chickpea mitigates oxidative stress-induced growth inhibition of Escherichia coli. Planta 231(2): 329-336.

Peer-reviewed Books and Chapters

  1. Saxena, S. C., Kaur, H., Verma, P., Petla, B. P., Rao, V. and Majee, M. (2012). Osmoprotectants: Potential for Crop Improvement under Adverse Conditions. In the book “Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress” edited by Tuteja, Narendra; Singh Gill, Sarvajeet, ISBN 978-1-4614-5000-9, Springer.


  1. Patent applied #23/DEL/2012 (January 4th 2012) “SEED VIGOR ASSOCIATED POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES FROM CHICKPEA AND USES THEREOF” (Inventor: Manoj Majee and Pooja Verma, NIPGR, New Delhi, India).
Protocols by Pooja Verma
  1. Seed Germination and Viability Test in Tetrazolium (TZ) Assay