Kumud B. Mishra

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Early iron deficiency in rat does not affect the weight or the protein, DNA, and RNA content but results in a slight reduction in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) (13%, p less than 0.01) and glutamic acid (20%, p less than 0.001) content of the brain. The activities of the two GABA shunt enzymes, glutamate dehydrogenase and GABA-transaminase, and of the(More)
An easy and non-invasive method for measuring plant cold tolerance is highly valuable to instigate research targeting breeding of cold tolerant crops. Traditional methods are labor intensive, time-consuming and thereby of limited value for large scale screening. Here, we have tested the capacity of chlorophyll a fluorescence (ChlF) imaging based methods for(More)
Non-invasive and high-throughput monitoring of drought in plants from its initiation to visible symptoms is essential to quest drought tolerant varieties. Among the existing methods, chlorophyll a fluorescence (ChlF) imaging has the potential to probe systematic changes in photosynthetic reactions; however, prerequisite of dark-adaptation limits its use for(More)
Sustainable agriculture for feeding increasing population is a foremost global challenge. The “green revolution” based crop productivity has done wonders in the past, but it has limits, and, thus, we are compelled to look for new avenues to increase productivity of important crops. Plant phenomics is emerging as a promising area in which many imaging(More)
in honor of Professor Govindjee. The conference provided an opportunity to felicitate him for the numerous significant and outstanding contributions in the field of photosynthesis research (also see Eaton-Rye 2007a, b). His dedication for communicating photosynthesis and his passion for the ''History of Photosynthesis Research'' has been commendable. He has(More)
Steady state LIF spectra using 488 nm of cw Ar + laser and 355 nm of pulsed Nd:YAG laser, fluorescence induction kinetics using 488 nm laser light were studied in wheat seedlings exposed to increasing cadmium (Cd) concentrations (0.01, 0.1, 1.0 and 2.0 mM). In addition, some growth parameters and pigment content were also measured. The LIF spectra of the(More)
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