Susheel Kumar Raina

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Bt-transgenics of elite indica rice breeding lines (IR-64, Pusa Basmati-1 and Karnal Local) were generated through biolistic of Agrobacterium-mediated approaches. A synthetic cry1Ac gene, codon optimised for rice and driven by the maize ubiquitin-1 promoter, was used. Over 200 putative transformants of IR-64 and Pusa Basmati-1 and 26 of the Karnal Local(More)
Mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade is an important signaling cascade that operates in stress signal transduction in plants. The biologically active monoterpenoid indole alkaloids (MIA) produced in Catharanthus roseus are known to be induced under several abiotic stress conditions such as wounding, UV-B etc. However involvement of any signaling(More)
We report high-frequency embryogenesis and plantlet development from microspores isolated from anthers of two indica (IR-43, IR-54) and a japonica (T-309) rice cultivars, without prior nutrient preculture of anthers. Pretreatment stress of anthers with mannitol or a sugar-starvation medium, and use of maltose as the carbohydrate source in the microspore(More)
Interactive effects of genotypes with callus induction and regeneration media combinations on green plantlet regeneration response were studied for three indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars, IR-72, IR-54 and Karnal Local. Isolated mature-embryos were used to derive scutellar callus and fifteen media combinations involving MS, N6, R2, SK1 and some(More)
Haploidy induction through anther culture has been examined in Datura metel and rice with a view to tracing the precise sequence of development of the pollen, either directly or through an intervening callus, into an embryo and seedling. In D. metel, the vegetative cell of the young pollen grain assumes the major role in formation of embryos whereas the(More)
Nosema locustae, a microsporidian parasite of locusts and grasshoppers, was successfully propagated in a fat body cell line from Mythimna convecta (BPMNU-MyCo-1). The fat body cells were grown in MGM-448 medium supplemented with 5% fetal bovine serum and 3% Bombyx mori serum at 25 degrees C. Cultures were inoculated with Nosema spores and agitated for 2(More)
Pollen plants were obtained from anther-derived calli of the indica rice variety Basmati-370. Anther-response (anthers producing pollen derived calli) and plant regeneration frequency from the pollen derived calli. was very low. Donor plants which flowered at the average max/min. temperature of 34.2°/23.3°C gave a significantly higher anther-response to in(More)
Catharanthus roseus is an important source of pharmaceutically important Monoterpenoid Indole Alkaloids (MIAs). Accumulation of many of the MIAs is induced in response to abiotic stresses such as wound, ultra violet (UV) irradiations, etc. Recently, we have demonstrated a possible role of CrMPK3, a C. roseus mitogen-activated protein kinase in(More)
Following microprojectile mediated delivery of a plasmid construct (pAHC-25) encoding bar (bialophos resistance) gene into five-day-old scutellar calli derived from mature embryos, the effectiveness of selection procedure for bar-gene expressing tissue was compared for two indica rice cultivars (IR-64 and Karnal Local). While IR-64 transformants could be(More)
We report here an alternative and easy approach to generate sufficient quantity of minimal gene expression cassette (promoter–open reading frame–terminator) DNA by PCR amplification using high fidelity DNA polymerases. Isolating the minimal gene cassette DNA in large quantities by restriction digestion and gel extraction for biolistic-mediated ‘clean DNA’(More)