Subramani Rajkumar

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Podophyllotoxin, an aryltetralin lignan, is the source of important anticancer drugs etoposide, teniposide, and etopophos. Roots/rhizome of Podophyllum hexandrum form one of the most important sources of podophyllotoxin. In order to understand genes involved in podophyllotoxin biosynthesis, two suppression subtractive hybridization libraries were(More)
Valerianajatamansi Jones is a natural tetraploid species indigenous to the Indian Himalaya. To assess its genetic diversity and population structure, we analyzed six natural populations from the western Himalayan region using amplified fragment length polymorphism. An analysis of molecular variance found that 93% of the genetic variation of V. jatamansi was(More)
A culture-independent survey of the bacterial diversity in rhizosphere soils of diseased (scab) and disease-free apple trees was conducted to assess the role of bacteria in disease suppression. Community DNA was extracted from soil samples and amplified by PCR using primers specific for bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences. Clone libraries were constructed(More)
A Ru(II)-catalyzed C-H arylation approach has been developed utilizing β-carboline alkaloids as the directing group. Selective formations of diarylated products from moderate to excellent yields were accomplished. Broad substrate scope with excellent functional group tolerance for C1-phenyl/thienyl/PAHs-β-carbolines was demonstrated. X-ray crystal structure(More)
To revive cultivation of the tea unique to the western Himalayan region, it is important to evaluate the seed-derived bushes available in the area’s abandoned gardens. This study used quantitative leaf characters, catechin content, and AFLP markers to assess these China cultivar type bushes. Compared with other China cultivar germplasm, these accessions(More)
Podophyllum hexandrum is an important high altitude medicinal plant from Himalaya. Somatic chromosomes of this species were studied to delineate and physical mapping of repetitive rDNA sites to provide landmarks in chromosome identification. The karyotype formula of this species was found to be 6m + 2sm + 2st + 2t with secondary constriction in the(More)
Ruthenium-catalyzed simple, cascade and one-pot synthesis of cinnoline-fused diones has been carried out by the C-H activation of phthalazinones/pyridazinones accomplished by the unusual deoxygenation of propargyl alcohols. The bond selectivity is accredited to the traceless directing nature of the hydroxyl group of propargyl alcohol. A sequential C-H(More)
The heterogeneous Indian tea germplasm includes 'China', 'Assam', 'Cambod', and their hybrids which were evaluated using biochemical markers viz., total catechin and their fractions, for varietal identification and characterization. Principal component analysis (PCA) of biochemical characters showed that the total catechin and trihydroxylated catechin has(More)
Bipolaris sorghicola (Lefebvre and Sherwin) is a well known and economically important seed-borne pathogen with the specific species of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor [L] Moench) as host. Thirty-two strains were obtained from different geographical area of sorghum growing places in India. Molecular characterization using three marker systems i.e., universal rice(More)
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