Nirmalya Ghoshal

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Somatic embryogenesis receptor kinase (SERK) gene is known to be a marker of somatic embryogenesis in several plant species. The present study reported the isolation and characterization of a SERK gene ortholog, designated as McSERK, in Momordica charantia, an important medicinal plant. The complete coding region of McSERK was found to encode a 627 amino(More)
PURPOSE To study the oxidative stress-induced changes by sublethal doses of cadmium chloride (CdCl2) and gamma irradiation, two redox-inducing agents, on metallothionein (MT) gene and protein expression in Plantago ovata Forsk (P. ovata). MATERIALS AND METHODS Chlorophyll content was estimated to study the stress response in P. ovata seedlings following(More)
BACKGROUND Plantago ovata, commonly called psyllium, is known to be a rich source of polyphenolic compounds. The present study was aimed at determining polyphenol content and studying their antioxidant activities in P. ovata during in vitro callus culture. An attempt was also made to enhance polyphenol content using external additives. The role of PAL gene(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of gamma pre-exposure on cadmium accumulation in Plantago ovata seedlings. Metallothionein (MT) localization was also studied following Cadmium (Cd) treatment in P. ovata. MATERIALS AND METHODS DNA damage was determined by alkaline comet assay. MT gene and protein expression were studied by real-time polymerase chain(More)
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