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1. MIR, R. R., RUSTGI, S., SHARMA, S., SINGH, R., GOYAL, A., KUMAR, J., GAUR, A., TYAGI, A. K., KHAN, H., SINHA, M., BALYAN, H. S. and GUPTA, P. K. 2008. A preliminary genetic analysis of fibre traits and the use of new genomic SSRs for genetic diversity in jute. Euphytica 161:413427.
2. SINGLA, B., TYAGI, A. K., KHURANA, J. P. and KHURANA, P. 2007. Analysis of expression profile of selected genes expressed during auxin-induced somatic embryogenesis of leaf base system of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and their possible interactions. Plant Mol. Biol. 65: 677-692.
MAHALAKSHMI, A., SINGLA, B., KHURANA, J. P. and KHURANA, P. 2006. Role of calcium-calmodulin in auxin-induced somatic embryogenesis in leaf base cultures of wheat (Triticum aestivum). Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 88: 167- 174.
KHURANA, P. and SINGLA, B. 2006. Unravelling the molecular basis of somatic embryogenesis. In: (Ashwani K. & S. Sopory, eds.) Professor Arya Memorial volume (In Press).
5. SINGLA, B., CHUGH, A., KHURANA J. P., KHURANA, P. 2006. An auxin-responsive AUX/IAA gene from bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is induced by epibrassinlide and differentially regulated by light and calcium. J. Exp. Bot. 57: 4059-4070.
PATNAIK, D., VISHNUDASAN, D., KHURANA, P. 2006. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of mature embryos of Triticum aestivum and T. durum. Curr. Science 91: 307-317.
KUMAR, M., KULWAL P. L., GAUR, A., TYAGI, A. K., KHURANA, J. P., KHURANA, P., BALYAN, H. S., GUPTA, P. K. 2006. QTL analysis for grain weight in common wheat. Euphytica 151: 135-144.
VARSHNEY, R. K., HOISINGTON, D. A., TYAGI, A. K. 2006. Advances in cereal genomics and applications in crop breeding. Trends in Biotechnology 24: 490-497.


The Rice Chromosomes 11 and 12 Sequencing Consortia 2005.The sequence of rice chromosomes 11 and 12, rich in disease resistance genes and recent gene duplication. BMC Biology 3: 20 (18 pages).
VISHNUDASAN, D., TRIPATHY, M.N., RAO, U., KHURANA, P. 2005. Assessment of nematode resistance in wheat transgenics expressing potato proteinase inhibitor (PIN2) gene. Transgenic Research 14: 665-675.


PATNAIK, D., MAHALAKSHMI, A., KHURANA, P. 2005. Effect of simulated water stress and heavy metals on induction of somatic embryogenesis in wheat leaf base cultures. Ind. J. Expt. Biol. (In Press).
KULWAL, P.L., KUMAR, N., GAUR, A., KHURANA, P., KHURANA, J.P., TYAGI, A.K., BALYAN, H.S., GUPTA, P.K. 2005. Mapping of a major QTL for pre-harvest sprouting tolerance on chromosome 3A in bread wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 111: 1052-1059.
KULSHRESHTHA, R., KUMAR, N., BALYAN, H.S., GUPTA, P.K., KHURANA, P., TYAGI, A.K., KHURANA, J.P. 2005. Structural characterization, expression analysis and evolution of the red/far-red sensing photoreceptor gene, PHYTOCHROME C (PHYC), localized on the 'B' genome of hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Planta 221:675-689.


VISNUDASAN, D., KHURANA, P. 2005. New paradigms towards appraising parasitic nematode infestation with special reference on cereal cyst nematode (H avenae). Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants. 11: 1-18.


PATNAIK, D., KHURANA, P. 2005. Identification of a phosphoprotein expressed during somatic embryogenesis in wheat leaf base cultures. J. Pl. Biochem. Biotech.14:149-154.


KHURANA, P., VISNUDASAN, D., 2005. Wheat biotechnology for herbicide resistance. In: Sovenir issue of National Binennial Conference, pp. 7 -15, ISWS and Dept. Agronomy and Agrometerology, PAU, Ludhiana, India.
SOOD, S., TYAGI, A.,TRIPATHY, B.C. 2004. Inhibition of photosystem I and photosystem II in wheat seelings with their root-shoot transition zones exposed to red light. Photosynthesis Res. 8: 31-40.


KHURANA, P., MAHALAKSHMI, A., PATNAIK, D., CHUGH, A., VISHNUDASAN, D., SINGH, V. 2004. Regeneration and genetic transformation studies in Indian bread, pasta and emmer wheats. Proceedings of the Ilnd International Group Meeting on "Wheat Technologies for Warmer Areas", pp. 152- 157.


SINGH, N., RAGHUVANSHI, S., SRIVASTAVA, S.K., GAUR, A., PAL, A.K., DALAL, V., SINGH, A., GHAZI, I.A., BHARGAV, A., YADAV, M., DIXIT, A., BATRA, K., GAIKWAD, K., SHARMA, T.R., MOHANTY, A., BHARTI, A.K., KAPUR, A., GUPTA, V., KUMAR, D., VIJ, S., VYDIANATHAN, R., KHURANA, P., SHARMA, S., McCOMBIE, W.R., MESSING, J., WING, R., SASAKI, T., KHURANA, P., MOHAPATRA, T., KHURANA, J.P., TYAGI, A.K. 2004. Sequence analysis of the long arm of rice chromosome 11 for rice-wheat synteny. Funct. Integr. Genomics. 4: 102-117.


CHUGH, A., KHURANA, P. 2003. Herbicide resistant transgenics of bread wheat (T. aestivum) and emmer wheat (T. dicoccum) by particle bombardment and Agrobacterium-mediated approaches. Current Science 84: 78-83.


CHUGH, A., KHURANA, P. 2003. Regeneration via somatic embryogenesis from leaf basal segments and genetic transformation of bread wheat and emmer wheat by particle bombardment. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 74: 151-161.


MAHALAKSHMI, A., KHURANA, J.P., KHURANA, P. 2003. Rapid induction of somatic embryogenesis in leaf explants of wheat (Triticum aestivum). Plant Biotechnology 20: 267-273.


PATNAIK, D., KHURANA, P. 2003. Genetic transformation of Indian bread (T. aestivum) and pasta (T. durum) wheat by particle bombardment of mature embryo-derived calli. BMC Plant Biology 3: 5-16.


CHUGH A., KHURANA, P. 2002. Gene expression during somatic embryogenesis-recent advances. Current Science 83: 715-730.



KHURANA, J., CHUGH, A., KHURANA, P. 2002. Regeneration from mature and immature embryos and transient gene expression via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccum Schuble). Ind. J. Exp. BioI. 40:1295-1303.


PATNAIK, D., KHURANA, P. 2001. Germins and germin like proteins: an overview. Ind. .J: Exp. BioI. 39: 191-200.


PATNAIK, D., KHURANA, P. 2001. Wheat Biotechnology: A mini review Electronic J. Biotechnology.
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MAHALAKSHMI, A., CHUGH, A., KHURANA, P. 2000. Exogenous DNA uptake via cellular permeabilization and expression of a foreign gene in wheat zygotic embryos. Plant Biotechnology 17: 235-240.


MAHALAKSHMI, A., KHURANA, P. 1997. Agrobacterium-mediated Cereal Transformation-A Critical Appraisal. Ind. J. Exp. BioI. 35: 416-426.


MAHALAKSHMI, A., KHURANA, P. 1995. Agrobacterium-mediated transient gene expression in various tissues and genotypes of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) J. Plant Biochem. Biotech. 4: 55-59.


MAHESHWARI, N., TYAGI, A.K., KHURANA, P., GROVER, A., CHOWDHRY, C.N., RAJYALAKSHMI, K., CHAUDHURY, A., MAHALAKSHMI, A., SINGLA S.L., PAREEK, A., MAHESHWARI S.C. 1996. Studies in cereal biotechnology and molecular biology-A progress report with special reference to rice and wheat. In:Islam A.S. (ed.), Plant Tissue Culture, pp. 111-123,Oxford & IBH Pub. Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
MAHALAKSHMI, A., MAHESHWARI, S.C., KHURANA, P. 1993. High frequency divisions in leaf base protoplasts of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). J. Plant. Biochem. Biotech. 2: 61-65.


KHURANA, P., PARIHAR, D.S., MAHALAKSHMI, A., GANDHI, R., MAHESHWARI, S.C. 1993. Seed embryo as a recipient system for DNA uptake and expression studies. In: Proc. DAE Symposium on Photosynthesis and Plant Molecular Biology, pp. 233-238.


RAJYALAKSHMI, K., GROVER, A., MAHESHWARI, N., TYAGI, A.K., MAHESHWARI, S.C. 1991. High frequency regeneration of plantlets from leaf-bases via somantic embryogenesis and comparison of polypeptide profiles from morphogenic and non-morphogenic calli in wheat (Trilicum aestivum). Physiol. Plant 82: 517-523.
MAHESWARI, N., RAJYALAKSHMI, K., CHOWDHARY, C.N., GROVER, A., TYAGI, A.K., MAHESWARI, S.C. 1990. In vitro culture of wheat and rice for understanding the molecular basis of somatic embryogenesis and for transformation. In: Sangwan RS and Sangwan-Norreel BS (eds), The Impact of Biotechnology in Agriculture, pp. 193-213, Kluwar Academic Publishers,The Netherlands.