Role of melatonin in alleviating cold stress in Arabidopsis thaliana
The up‐regulation of cold signaling genes by melatonin may stimulate the biosynthesis of cold‐protecting compounds and contribute to the increased growth of plants treated with exogenous melatonin under cold stress.
Melatonin enhances the recovery of cryopreserved shoot tips of American elm (Ulmus americana L.)
The usefulness of the antioxidant melatonin for long‐term storage of naturally resistant elm germplasm is demonstrated and the potential of melatonin to improve survival through the process of cryopreservation is evaluated.
In vitro conservation of American elm (Ulmus americana): potential role of auxin metabolism in sustained plant proliferation
- M. Shukla, A. M. Jones, J. A. Sullivan, C. Liu, S. Gosling, P. Saxena
- Environmental Science
- 29 March 2012
An efficient procedure for the conservation of mature American elm trees that have survived the epidemics of Dutch elm disease and are potential sources of disease resistance i...
An efficient temporary immersion system for micropropagation of hybrid hazelnut
An efficient protocol for the micropropagation of hybrid hazelnut (Corylus L.) was developed using a temporary immersion system (TIS) for the proliferation of shoots in a liquid medium using optimized concentrations of FeEDTA and FeEDDHA, which significantly increased the number of shoots, shoot height, leaf area, and chlorophyll content.
AN EFFICIENT METHOD FOR CRYOPRESERVATION OF ST JOHN¿S WORT AND TOBACCO: ROLE OF MELATONIN
The melatonin based protocol for improved recovery of cryopreserved tissue may serve as an important tool for long-term storage and security of germplasm of medicinal plant species.
Application of 3D printing to prototype and develop novel plant tissue culture systems
- M. Shukla, Amritpal S. Singh, Kevin Piunno, P. Saxena, A. M. Jones
- Materials SciencePlant Methods
- 19 January 2017
3D printing was successfully used to prototype novel culture vessels with independently controlled variable fluence rate/spectra LED lighting, addressing several limitations associated with current lighting systems, providing more uniform lighting and allowing proper replication/randomization for experimental plant biology while increasing energy efficiency.
Cryopreservation of the critically endangered golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta Greenm.): from nature to cryobank to nature
- A. Salama, E. Popova, Maxwell P. A. Jones, M. Shukla, Nathan S. Fisk, P. Saxena
- BiologyIn Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant
- 16 January 2018
This is the first report for cryopreservation of C. levisecta, an important step in conserving and re-introducing this critically imperiled species in nature.
In vitro propagation of cherry birch (Betula lenta L.)
- Ricki Rathwell, M. Shukla, A. M. Jones, P. Saxena
- BiologyCanadian Journal of Plant Science
- 15 July 2016
The micropropagation technology developed in the study offers excellent opportunities and tools for rapid replenishment of cherry birch trees in their natural environment, long-term conservation, and provides a platform for further research of this nationally endangered species.
Melatonin and serotonin: Mediators in the symphony of plant morphogenesis
- L. A. Erland, M. Shukla, Amritpal S. Singh, S. Murch, P. Saxena
- BiologyJournal of Pineal Research
- 1 March 2018
It is hypothesized that melatonin and serotonin function in coordination with their metabolites in a cascade of phytochemical responses including multiple pathways and phytohormone networks to direct morphogenesis and protect photosynthesis in H. perforatum.
Simultaneous induction of jasmonic acid and disease-responsive genes signifies tolerance of American elm to Dutch elm disease
It is shown that the expression of disease-responsive genes in reactions leading to tolerance or susceptibility is significantly differentiated within the first 144 hours post-inoculation (hpi).