Pratibha Misra

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This report describes Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Withania somnifera—an important Indian medicinal plant. A. tumefaciens strain LBA4404, containing the binary vector pIG121Hm was used for transformation, along with the gusA reporter gene with intron under the transcriptional control of the Cauliflower Mosaic Virus (CaMV) 35S(More)
Leaf explants of the second or third node were collected from field-grown elite Jatropha curcas trees and incubated in Murashige and Skoog’s (Physiol Plant 15:473–497, 1962) medium supplemented with growth regulators. Direct shoot organogenesis was induced when explants were incubated in a medium containing 0.5 mg l−1 benzyladenine (BA) and 0.1 mg l−1(More)
A protocol has been developed for differentiation of shoot buds directly from leaf segments of white marigold (Tagetes erecta L.). Leaf segments were taken from in vitro-proliferated shoots of white marigold established in aseptic culture from shoot tips of field-grown plants. Gibberellic acid (GA) played a significant role in the induction of shoot buds as(More)
Single-node stem segments of Rosmarinus officinalis L. var. genuina forma erectus proved better explants than shoot tips (ca. 2 cm long) for extablishment of field-grown plants in aseptic cultures. Benzylaminopurine was far more effective than kinetin for shoot induction in shoot tips excised from aseptically-grown plants. Maximum numbers of shoot buds (ca.(More)
Flowers of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat cv. Lalima were greyed red and florets were flat spoon shaped. Ray florets after inoculation on the Murashige and Skoog's medium supplemented with 1.07 μM α-naphthaleneacetic acid and 8.87 μM benzyladenine were irradiated with γ-radiation (0.5 Gy and 1 Gy). All the regenerated shoots either from control or from(More)
BACKGROUND Sterol glycosyltrnasferases (SGT) are enzymes that glycosylate sterols which play important role in plant adaptation to stress and are medicinally important in plants like Withania somnifera. The present study aims to find the role of WsSGTL1 which is a sterol glycosyltransferase from W. somnifera, in plant's adaptation to abiotic stress. (More)
Sterols are important components of cell membranes, hormones, signalling molecules and defense-related biotic and abiotic chemicals. Sterol glycosyltransferases (SGTs) are enzymes involved in sterol modifications and play an important role in metabolic plasticity during adaptive responses. The enzymes are classified as a subset of family 1(More)
Sterol glycosyltransferases (SGTs) are ubiquitous but one of the most diverse group of enzymes of glycosyltransferases family. Members of this family modulate physical and chemical properties of secondary plant products important for various physiological processes. The role of SGTs has been demonstrated in the biosynthesis of pharmaceutically important(More)
Sterol glycosyltransferases regulate the properties of sterols by catalyzing the transfer of carbohydrate molecules to the sterol moiety for the synthesis of steryl glycosides and acyl steryl glycosides. We have analyzed the functional role of TTG15/UGT80B1 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana in freeze/thaw and heat shock stress using T-DNA insertional sgt(More)
A protocol for direct differentiation of shoots from leaf segments of Litium cv ‘Orange Pixie’ was developed through in vitro methods. After hardening, tissue-raised plants were transferred in the open field conditions from the very beginning. The acclimatized plants not only grew well but flowered also at 43°C under subtropical climatic conditions and(More)