J. V. L. Venkatesh

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In this report we address the changes in the expression of the genes involved in ROS scavenging and ethylene biosynthesis induced by the inoculation of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) isolated from potato rhizosphere. The two Bacillus isolates used in this investigation had earlier demonstrated a striking influence on potato tuberization. These(More)
L-Ascorbate plays a vital role in the alleviation of salinity stress in crop plants. Overexpression of the ascorbate pathway enzyme D-galacturonic acid reductase in transgenic potato plants confers improved tolerance to various abiotic stresses. These transgenic potato plants were further studied for their primary photosynthetic performances under salinity(More)
Deamination of cytosines results in accumulation of uracil residues in DNA, which unless repaired lead to GC-->AT transition mutations. Uracil DNA glyco-sylase excises uracil residues from DNA and initiates the base excision repair pathway to safeguard the genomic integrity. In this study, we have investigated the effect of single-stranded DNA binding(More)
Chlorophyll-a fluorescence analysis provides relevant information about the physiology of plants growing under abiotic stress. In this study, we evaluated the influence of cold stress on the photosynthetic machinery of transgenic turfgrass, Zoysia japonica, expressing oat phytochrome A (PhyA) or a hyperactive mutant phytochrome A (S599A) with(More)
L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a major antioxidant in plants and plays a significant role in mitigation of excessive cellular reactive oxygen species activities caused by number of abiotic stresses. Plant ascorbate levels change differentially in response to varying environmental stress conditions, depending on the degree of stress and species sensitivity.(More)
The utilization of TiB2 particles reinforced aluminum (Al6063) metal matrix composite materials in many different engineering fields has undergone a tremendous increase. Accordingly, the need of accurate machining of composites has increased enormously; an attempt has been made to assess the factors influencing surface roughness and material removal rate on(More)
The sy - 2 temperature-sensitive gene from Capsicum chinense was fine mapped to a 138.8-kb region at the distal portion of pepper chromosome 1. Based on expression analyses, two putative F-box genes were identified as sy - 2 candidate genes. Seychelles-2 (‘sy-2’) is a temperature-sensitive natural mutant of Capsicum chinense, which exhibits an abnormal leaf(More)
Crop acclimatization to elevated temperature conditions often demands transcriptional reprogramming of an array of genes to evoke protection from heat stress. Previously, we addressed such question in potato and identified GLP1 (Germin-like protein 1), nsLTP (Non specific lipid transfer protein), PI-PLC (phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase-c), CHP(More)
Abiotic stresses such as heat, drought, and salinity are major environmental constraints that limit potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) production worldwide. Previously, we found a potential thermo-tolerance gene, named StnsLTP1 from potato using yeast functional screening. Here, we report the functional characterization of StnsLTP1 and its role in multiple(More)
X-intrinsic proteins (XIPs) are a novel class of major intrinsic proteins found in diverse organisms. Recently, XIP genes have been reported to be involved in the transport of a wide range of hydrophobic solutes; however, the evolutionary forces driving their structural and functional divergence in plants are poorly understood. In the present study,(More)