Swati Chaudhary

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Pisum sativum L., the garden pea crop plant, is serving as the unique model for genetic analyses of morphogenetic development of stipule, the lateral organ formed on either side of the junction of leafblade petiole and stem at nodes. The stipule reduced (st) and cochleata (coch) stipule mutations and afila (af), tendril-less (tl), multifoliate-pinna (mfp)(More)
Improved Catharanthus roseus cultivars are required for high yields of vinblastine, vindoline and catharanthine and/or serpentine and ajmalicine, the pharmaceutical terpenoid indole alkaloids. An approach to derive them is to map QTL for terpenoid indole alkaloids yields, identify DNA markers tightly linked to the QTL and apply marker assisted selection.(More)
UNIFOLIATA [(UNI) or UNIFOLIATA-TENDRILLED ACACIA (UNI-TAC)] expression is known to be negatively regulated by COCHLEATA (COCH) in the differentiating stipules and flowers of Pisum sativum. In this study, additional roles of UNI and COCH in P. sativum were investigated. Comparative phenotyping revealed pleiotropic differences between COCH (UNI-TAC and(More)
The simple stipules, leaflet and tendril bearing imparipinnately compound leaf blades and zygomorphic flowers, produced on stems of the diploid (2n = 14;≥ 5000 Mbp nuclear genome) papilionoid Fabaceae plant Pisum sativum, are serving as unique and highly informative models for the dissection of plant developmental programmes. The growing information has(More)
To understand the role of INSECATUS (INS) gene in pea, the leaf blades of wild-type, ins mutant and seven other genotypes, constructed by recombining ins with uni-tac, af, tl and mfp gene mutations, were quantitatively compared. The ins was inherited as a recessive mutant allele and expressed its phenotype in proximal leaflets of full size leaf blades. In(More)
In order to dissect the genetic regulation of leafblade morphogenesis, 16 genotypes of pea, constructed by combining the wild-type and mutant alleles of MFP, AF, TL and UNI genes, were quantitatively phenotyped. The morphological features of the three domains of leafblades of four genotypes, unknown earlier, were described. All the genotypes were found to(More)
Floricultural genotypes with new plant architecture were developed in the seasonal/perennial garden plant Catharanthus roseus. The new genotypes were developed by crossing the double mutant line lli egd of C. roseus with two horticultural lines of C. roseus and a line of Catharanthus trichophyllus. As compared to the normal LLI inflorescence architecture in(More)
Catharanthus roseus leaves and roots hyper-accumulate the terpenoid indole alkaloids, which are required for the economic production of pharmaceutical molecules vindoline (V), catharanthine (C), vinblastine (VB), vincristine (VC), ajmalicine (A) and serpentine (S). For developing marker-assisted selection (MAS) breeding in C. roseus, the objectives of the(More)
Time to flowering in the winter growth habit bread wheat is dependent on vernalization (exposure to cold conditions) and exposure to long days (photoperiod). Dominant Vrn-1 (Vrn-A1, Vrn-B1 and Vrn-D1) alleles are associated with vernalization-independent spring growth habit. The semidominant Ppd-D1a mutation confers photoperiod-insensitivity or rapid(More)
The multifoliate pinna (mfp) mutation alters the leaf-blade architecture of pea, such that simple tendril pinnae of distal domain are replaced by compound pinna blades of tendrilled leaflets in mfp homozygotes. The MFP locus was mapped with reference to DNA markers using F2 and F2:5 RIL as mapping populations. Among 205 RAPD, 27 ISSR and 35 SSR markers that(More)