Lingaraj Sahoo

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To investigate the effects of copper (Cu), rice plant (Oryza sativa. L. var. MSE-9) was treated with different Cu concentrations (0, 10, 50 and 100 μM) for 5 days in hydroponic condition. Gradual decrease in shoot and root growth was observed with the increase of Cu concentration and duration of treatment where maximum inhibition was recorded in root(More)
An improved method of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cowpea was developed employing both sonication and vacuum infiltration treatments. 4 day-old cotyledonary nodes were used as explants for co-cultivation with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain EHA105 harbouring the binary vector pSouv-cry1Ac. Among the different injury treatments, vacuum(More)
Abiotic stresses like heavy metals, drought, salt, low temperature, etc. are the major factors that limit crop productivity and yield. These stresses are associated with production of certain deleterious chemical entities called reactive oxygen species (ROS), which include hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂), superoxide radical (O₂(-)), hydroxyl radical (OH(-)), etc.(More)
Plants are subjected to several abiotic stresses that adversely affect growth, metabolism and yield. The dynamic research in plant genetics complemented by genome sequencing has opened up avenues to address multiple problems caused by abiotic stresses. Though many drought-induced genes have been phytoengineered in a wide range of plants, the drought signal(More)
A critical step in the development of robust Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation system in recalcitrant grain legume, cowpea is the establishment of optimal conditions for efficient T-DNA delivery into target tissue and recovery of transgenic plants. A dramatic increase in efficiency of T-DNA delivery was achieved by constitutive expression of(More)
VuDREB2A exists in cowpea as a canonical DREB2-type transcription factor, having the ability to bind dehydration-responsive elements in vitro and confer enhanced drought resistance in transgenic Arabidopsis. Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) is an important cultivated legume that can survive better in arid conditions than other crops. But the molecular(More)
Lack of competence of seedling explants for efficient shoot proliferation in recalcitrant grain legume cowpea restricts its genetic manipulation for crop improvement. This study aimed at establishing a protocol to increase the shoot proliferation efficiency during the regeneration of transgenic cowpea plants. Here, we describe how seedling preconditioning(More)
Nodal segments obtained from in vitro proliferated shoots of Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk, were encapsulated in calcium alginate beads for large-scale clonal propagation, short-term conservation and germplasm exchange and distribution. The best gel complexation was achieved using 3% sodium alginate and 100 mM CaCl2·2H2O. Maximum percent response (100%) for(More)
A rapid and efficient method for the large-scale propagation of a highly valuable medicinal plant, Andrographis paniculata Nees, through in vitro culture of nodal explants obtained from 15-d-old aseptic seedling has been developed. High frequency direct shoot proliferation was induced in nodal explants cultured on Murashige and Skoog’s medium supplemented(More)
In vitro regeneration of Parkia timoriana (DC.) Merr. has been achieved using cotyledonary node explants. The ability to produce multiple shoots has been evaluated using semi-solid Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium and Gamborg’s B-5 basal medium supplemented with various concentrations of α-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) and 6-benzylaminopurine (BA)(More)