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Department of Botany & Environment Studies Publications

Dr. Geetanjali

  1. Manchanda, G. Singh, R.P. Li, F. and Zhang, J.J. Mycorrhiza - creating good spaces for interactions. In: Ajit Varma et al. (eds.), Mycorrhiza Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017.
  2. Singh, R.P. Manchanda, G. Li, F. and Rai, A.R. An Insight of Proteomics and genomics in environmental bioremediation. Handbook of Research on Inventive Bioremediation Techniques IGI Global, Hershey, PA 17033, USA. 2017.
  3. Singh, R.P. Manchanda, G. Anwar, M.N. Li, F. and Zhang, J.J. Mycorrhiza- helping plants to navigate environmental stresses. Microbes for climate resilient agriculture. Willey Publication. 2017.
  4. Singh, R.P. Manchanda, G. Singh, R.N. Srivastava, A.K. and Dubey, R.C. Selection of alkalotolerant and symbiotically efficient chickpea nodulating rhizobia from North-West Indo Gangetic Plains. Journal of Basic Microbiology.
  5. Garg, N. Manchanda, G. and Singla, P. Analysis of emergence stage facilitates the evaluation of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) genotypes for salinity tolerance imparted by mycorrhizal colonization. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 2014.
  6. Singh, R.P. Singh, R.N. Manchanda, G. Tiwari, P.K. Srivastava, A.K. Dubey, R.C. and Sharma, A.K. Biofuels: the way ahead. Indian Journal of Applied Research 4: 3-6 2014.
  7. Garg, N. Manchanda, G. and Kumar, A. Bacterial quorum sensing: circuits and applications. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 105:289–305. 2014.
  8. Manchanda, G. and Garg, N. Alleviation of salt induced ionic, osmotic and oxidative stresses in Cajanus cajan nodules by AM inoculation Plant Biosystems 145: 88-97. 2011.
  9. Garg, N. and Geetanjali. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legume nodules: process and signaling: A review. In: Lichtfouse et al. (eds.), Sustainable Agriculture, Part 5, 519-531, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
  10. Garg, N. and Manchanda, G. Role of AM in the alleviation of ionic, osmotic and oxidative stresses induced by salinity in Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. (pigeonpea). Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 195: 110-123.
  11. Garg, N. and Manchanda, G. ROS generation in plants: A boon or bane. Plant 143: 81-96. 2009.
  12. Garg, N. and Manchanda, G. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation on salt-induced nodule senescence in Cajanus cajan (Pigeonpea). Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 27: 115-124. 2008.
  13. Manchanda, G. and Garg, N. Salinity and its effects on the functional biology of legumes. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 30: 595-618. 2008.
  14. Garg, N. Kaur, J. Singla, R. and Geetanjali. Genetic regulation of signal transduction pathways in Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis. In: Advances in Plant Physiology (Hemantaranjan). Scientific Pub. India. pp. 401-410. 2008.
  15. Manchanda, G. and Garg, N. Endomycorrhizal and rhizobial symbiosis: how much they share?" Journal of Plant Interaction 2(2): 79-88. 2007.
  16. Garg, N. and Geetanjali. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legume nodules: process and signaling. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 1051: 1-10. 2007.
  17. Garg, N. Geetanjali, Noor, Z. and Anu. Effect of Salt Stress On Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis in Pea, Lentil And Chickpea. Research Journal (Science). Panjab University Chandigarh. Vol. 57. 151-159. 2007.
  18. Garg, N. Geetanjali and Kaur, A.    Arbuscular  mycorrhiza:  Nutritional  Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 52(6): 593-606. 2006.
  19. Garg, N. Geetanjali and Renu. Enhancement of salt tolerance by pre-sowing seed soaking salt treatment in soybean and lentil. Punjab University Research Journal (Sci.). 56: 89-94. 2006.
  20. Garg, N. Singla, R. and Geetanjali. Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in natural and managed ecosystems. Punjab University Research Journal (Sci.). 56: 39-44. 2006.
  21. Garg, N. Singla, R. and Geetanjali. Nitrogen fixation and carbon metabolism in legume nodule. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 42: 138-142. 2004.



Singh RP, Manchanda G and Subhashini D.V. 2017. Omics approaches: tools to unravel the microbial systems. ICAR publication.


Dr. Ashish Sharma

  1. Tyagi, A. Sharma, P. C. Srivastava, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, Enhancing zinc availability in rice (Oryza sativa) grains by different zinc fertilization methods. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 87, 639-643, 2017.
  2. Kaur, A. Sharma, L. Parihar, In vitro study of mycoremediation of cypermethrin-contaminated soils in different regions of Punjab. Annals of Microbiology, 65, 1949-1959, 2015.
  3. Sharma, B. Patni, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, Evaluation of different PGPR strains for yield enhancement and higher Zn content in different genotypes of rice (Oryza sativa L.), Journal of Plant Nutrition, 38, 456-472, 2015.
  4. Sharma, D. Shankhdhar, A. Sharma, S. C. Shankhdhar, Micronutrient enhancement and localization in rice grains under influence of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Journal of Crop Improvement, 28(4), 502-517, 2014.
  5. Sharma, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, Growth promotion of the rice genotypes by pgprs isolated from rice rhizosphere. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 14(2), 505-517, 2014.
  6. Kumar, B. Mathpal, A. Sharma, A. Shukla, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, Physiological evaluation of nitrogen use efficiency and yield attributes in rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes under different nitrogen levels. Cereal Research Communications, 43, 166-177, 2014.
  7. Sharma, B. Patni, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, Zinc–an indispensable micronutrient. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 19(1), 11-20, 2013.
  8. Sharma, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, Enhancing grain iron content of rice by the application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Plant Soil and Environment, 59(2), 89-94, 2013.


Book Chapters:

  1. Sharma, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, The role of calcium in plant signal transduction under macronutrient deficiency stress. In: Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency, M. A. Hossain, T. Kamiya, D. J. Burrit, L. S. P. Tran, T. Fujiwara. Elsevier Pub Group, USA, pp. 181-196, 2018.
  2. Sharma, D. Shankhdhar, S. C. Shankhdhar, Potassium-solubilizing microorganisms: mechanism and their role in potassium solubilization and uptake. In: Potassium solubilizing microorganisms for sustainable agriculture, Eds: V. S. Meena, B. R. Maurya, J. P. Verma, R. S. Meena, Springer Pub., India, pp. 203-219, 2016.
  3. Sharma, D. Shankhdhar, S.C. Shankhdhar, Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria – an approach for biofortification in cereal grains. In: Advances in Plant Physiology- An Int. Treatise Series,Vol 15, Ed:Hemantaranjan, A. Scientific Pub., India, pp. 460-488, 2014.
  4. Sharma, L. Parihar, Biological Control of Critical Fungal Phytopathogens of Cereal Crops. In. Biotechnology – progress and applications, Ed: Hameed, S. and Fatima, Z. Daya Publishing House, India, pp. 163-180, 2016


Dr. Rakesh Kumar

  1. J. Mahajan, R. Kumar, R. Kaur, S. Arora S, Exploaration of xanthine oxidase producing microorganisms from hypoxanthine supplemented soil and their inhibitors from plants employing nitrobluetetrazolium based colorimetric assay method.Global Advanced Research Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology, 1, 10-13, 2012.
  2. R. Kaur, J. Kaur, J. Mahajan, R. Kumar, S. Arora, Oxidative Stress – implications, sources and its prevention. Environmental Science Pollution Research, 21, 1599-1613, 2013.
  3. B. Singh, V. Sharma, G. Singh, R. Kumar, S. Arora, M.P.S. Ishar, Synthesis and in vitro cytotoxic activity of chromenopyridones. International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry., 2013.
  4. R. Kumar, R. Kaur, A.P. Singh, S. Arora, Diminution of Hepatic Response to 7,12 dimethylbenz(ɑ)anthracene by Ethyl Acetate Fraction of Acacia catechu Willd. through Modulation of Xenobiotic and Anti-oxidative Enzymes in Rats. PLOS ONE. 9: e90083, 2014.
  5. R. Arora, D. Sharma, R. Kumar, B. Singh, A.P. Vig, S. Arora, Evaluating extraction conditions of glucosinolate hydrolytic products from seeds of eruca sativa (mill.) Thell.using GC-MS. Journal of Food Science. 79: C1964-1969, 2014.
  6. A. Sood, V. Sharma, A. Chaudhary, R. Kumar, S. Arora, V. Gupta, M.P.S. Ishar, Synthesis and evaluation of 3-salicyloypyridine derivatives as cytotoxic mitochondrial inducers. Biorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 24 (19): 4724-4728, 2014.
  7. R. Arora, S. Sharma, R. Kumar, R. Mannan, P. Kaur, A.P. Singh, B. Singh, A.P. Vig, D. Sharma, S. Arora S, Hepatic Dysfunction Induced by 7, 12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene and Its Obviation with Erucin Using Enzymatic and Histological Changes as Indicators. Plos One. 9 (11): e112614, 2014.
  8. Arora, R., Bhushan, S., Kumar, R., Mannan, R., Kaur, P., Singh, B., Sharma, R., Vig, A.P., Singh, B., Singh A.P., Arora, S, To analyze the amelioration of Phenobarbitol induced Oxidative Stress by Erucin, as indicated by biochemical and histological alterations. Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry.16: 1445-1454, 2016.
  9. Arora, R., Kumar, R., Mahajan, J., Vig, A.P., Singh, B., Singh, B., Arora, S. 3-Butenyl isothiocyanate: a hydrolytic product of glucosinolate as a potential cytotoxic agent against human cancer cell lines. Journal of Food Science Technology. 53 (9): 3437-3445, 2016.
  10. Mahey, S., Kumar, R., Arora, R, Mahajan, J., Arora, S., Bharadwaj, R and Thukral A.K., Effect of cobalt (II) chloride hexahydrate on some human cancer cell lines. SpringerPlus. 5(1): 930, 2016.
  11. Kumar, R., Arora, R., Mahajan, J., Mahey, S., Arora, S, Polyphenols from Cutch tree (Acacia catechu Willd.): Normalize in vitro oxidative stress and exerts antiproliferative activity. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. 60: e17160728, 2017.
  12. Kumar, R., Arora, R., Kumar, V., Mahey, S., Arora, S, UHPLC Analysis and Antioxidant Activities of Hexane fraction from Acacia catechuWilld. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture. 35(2): 389-93, 2017.
  13. Sharma, A., Kumar V., Kumar, R., Shahzad, B., Thukral, A., Bharadwaj, R, Brassinosteroid-Mediated Pesticide Detoxification in Plants: A Mini-Review. Cognet Food & Agriculture. DOI:10.1080/23311932.2018.1436212. 4(1): 1436212, 2018.
  14. Kumar, R., Kumar, V, A Review of Phylogeography: Biotic and abiotic factors. Geology, Ecology and Landscapes.DOI:10.1080/24749508.2018.1452486, 2018.


Dr. Vinod Kumar

  1. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, and A. K. Thukral. Polyphenol profiling in the leaves of plants from the catchment area of river beas, India. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 6(4), 1005-1012, 2015.
  2. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, A. K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. Amino acid profiling of the leaves of plants in the vicinity of river Beas. Journal of chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2015(7), 504-510, 2015.
  3. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, H. Kaur, A. K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. Phytochemical profiling of the leaves of Chenopodium and Polygonum using GC-MS. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 8(12), 1629-1632, 2015.
  4. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, R. Singh, A. K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. Epibrassinolide induces the synthesis of phytochemicals affected by imidacloprid pesticide stress in Brassica juncea Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 4(3), 60-64, 2015.
  5. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, S.K. Kohli, A. K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. Phytochemicals in Brassica juncea seedlings under imidacloprid epibrassinolide treatment using GC-MS. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 7(10), 708-711, 2015.
  6. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, P. Kaur, A. K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. Phytochemical and elemental analysis of Brassica juncea leaves using GC-MS and SEM-EDX. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 8(12), 1662-1664, 2015.
  7. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, and A. K. Thukral. Monitoring and characterization of soils from river bed of Beas, India, using multivariate and remote sensing techniques. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 12(2), 1-12, 2016.
  8. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, and A. K. Thukral. Phytochemical profiling in the leaves of some medicinal plants using GC-MS. International Journal of Pharmacy, 6(1), 124-128, 2016.
  9. Kumar, V. Sharma, A. Chawla, R. Bhardwaj and A. K. Thukral. Water quality assessment of river Beas, India, using multivariate and remote sensing techniques. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188:137, DOI 10.1007/s10661-016-5141-6.
  10. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, and A. K. Thukral. Phytochemical profiling of methanolic extracts of medicinal plants using GC-MS. International Journal of Research and Development in Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 5(3), 2153-2158, 2016.
  11. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, and A. K. Thukral. Assessment of soil enzyme activities based on soil samples from the Beas river bed, India using multivariate techniques. Malaysian Journal of Soil Science, 20, 135-145, 2016.
  12. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, A. K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. Epibrassinolide- imidacloprid interaction enhances non-enzymatic antioxidants in Brassica juncea Indian Journal of Plant Physiology, 21, 70-75, 2016.
  13. Sharma, A. Bhardwaj, V. Kumar and A. K. Thukral. GC-MS studies reveal stimulated pesticide detoxification by brassinolide application in Brassica juncea L. plants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(14), 14518-25, 2016.
  14. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, M. Kanwar, R. Bhardwaj and A. K. Thukral. Multivariate analysis reveals the role of 24-epibrassinolide in elemental uptake by Brassica juncea under imidacloprid toxicity. Pollution Research, 35, 749-756, 2016.
  15. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, R. Singh, A. K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. 24-epibrassinolide seed treatment reduces imidacloprid toxicity enhancing the photosynthetic performance of Brassica juncea Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 133, 195–201, 2016.
  16. Sharma, A. S. Thakur, V. Kumar, M. K. Kanwar, A. K. Kesavan, A. K. Thukral, R. Bhardwaj, P. Alam and P. Ahmad. Ameliorating role of 24- Epibrassinolide against pesticide stress in Brassica juncea through the modulation of stress markers. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01569, 2016.
  17. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, R. Bhardwaj and A. K. Thukral. Seed pre-soaking with 24-epibrassinolide reduces the imidacloprid pesticide residues in green pods of Brassica juncea Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 99, 95-103, 2017.
  18. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, M. Kanwar, R. Bhardwaj and A. K. Thukral. Phytochemical profiling of the leaves of Brassica juncea using GC-MS. International Food Research Journal, 24:547-551, 2017.
  19. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, K. Thukral, R. Bhardwaj. Water quality of river Beas of India. Current Science, 112, 1-20, 2017.
  20. Sharma, A. S. Thakur, V. Kumar, M. K. Kanwar, A. K. Kesavan, A. K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. 24-epibrassinolide stimulates imidacloprid detoxification by modulating the gene expression of Brassica juncea BMC Plant Biology, 17:56, DOI: 10.1186/s12870-017-1003-9, 2017.
  21. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, A.K. Thukral, and R. Bhardwaj. Multivariate analysis of antioxidant enzymes and pigments in the leaves of plants from the catchment area of river Beas, India. Ecology, Environment and Conservation Journal, 23(1), 191-197, 2017.
  22. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, G. Dhunna, A. Chawla, R. Bhardwaj and A. K. Thukral. A tabulated review on distribution of heavy metals in various plants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24, 2210–2260, 2017.
  23. Kumar, A. Sharma, R. Kaur, A.K. Thukral, R. Bhardwaj and P. Ahmad. Differential distribution of amino acids in plants. Amino acids, 49(5), 821-869, 2017.
  24. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, M.K. Kanwar, A. K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. Ameliorating Imidacloprid Induced Oxidative Stress by 24-Epibrassinolide in Brassica juncea Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 64(4), 509-517, 2017.
  25. Kaur, R. P. Yadav, A. Sharma, A.K. Thukral, V. Kumar, S.K. Kohli and R. Bhardwaj. Castasterone and citric acid treatment restores photosynthetic attributes in B. juncea L. under Cd(II) toxicity. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 145, 466-475, 2017.
  26. Kohli, S.K. N. Handa, P. Kaur, A. Sharma, V. Kumar, R. Singh, S. Arora and R. Bhardwaj. Additive effect of 24-Epibrassinolide and Salicylic Acid on Photosynthetic Efficiency and Gene Expression in Brassica juncea L. under Pb Stress. Turkish Journal of Biology, 41 (6), 943-953, 2017.
  27. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, A.K. Thukral. Analysis of organic acids of tricarboxylic acid cycle in plants using GC-MS, and systems modeling. Journal of Analytical Science and Technology, 8: 20. org/10.1186/s40543-017-0129-6, 2017.
  28. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. 24-epibrassinolide restores the synthesis of proteins and amino acids in Brassica juncea plants under imidacloprid stress. Journal of Horticultural Research, 25(2), 85-90, 2017.
  29. Yadav, P. R. Kaur, M. Kanwar, A. Sharma, V. Kumar, G. Sirhindi, R. Bhardwaj. Castasterone confers copper stress tolerance by regulating antioxidant enzyme responses, antioxidants, and amino acid balance in B. juncea seedlings. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 147, 725-734, 2018.
  30. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, R. Kumar, B. Shahzad, A. K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. Brassinosteroid-Mediated Pesticide Detoxification in Crop Plants. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 49(1), DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2018.1436212, 2018.
  31. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, Minakshi, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. Temporal distribution, source apportionment and pollution assessment of metals in the sediments of river Beas, India. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, Doi: 10.1080/10807039.2018.1440529, 2018.
  32. Kumar, R. V. Kumar. Phylogeography: biotic and abiotic factors. Geology, Ecology and Landscape. org/10.1080/24749508.2018.1452486, 2018.
  33. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. Physiological responses of plants to pesticide toxicity: An overview. Planta Daninha. (Accepted), 2018.
  34. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, K. Thukral. Elemental composition of plants and multivariate analysis. National Academy of Science letters (Accepted), 2018.
  35. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj, K. Thukral. Water quality of river Beas, India, and its correlation with reflectance data. Journal of water chemistry and technology, (Accepted), 2019.



Conference papers


  1. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, S. Kohli, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral. Multivariate statistical analysis of secondary metabolites and total lipid antioxidants. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 35, 377-381, 2017.
  2. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, S. Kohli, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. Brassinolide seed treatment modulates the enzymatic antioxidative defense system in Indian mustard under imidacloprid toxicity. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture. 35, 383-388, 2017.
  3. Kumar, V. A. Sharma, S. Kohli, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral. Phytosociology and Landsat TM data: A case study from river Beas bed, Punjab, India. 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS, 23-27 October 2017).


Book Chapters Published

  1. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj,A. K. Thukral, D. Kapoor, A. Rattan, Sonia, V. Kumar, A. Sharma,  S. Kaur and  N. Arora. Oxidative Stress Management through Sugar Signaling and Antioxidant Network in Plants. Photosynthesis: Functional Genomics, Physiological Processes and Environmental Issues. 185-210, 2014. NOVA Science Publishers, New York.
  2. Sharma, R. R. Bhardwaj, A. K. Thukral, N. Honda, R. Kaur and V. Kumar. Osmolyte dynamics: New strategies for crop tolerance to abiotic stress signals. Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance. Vol. 2. 405-430, 2014. Elsevier, New York.
  3. Kaur, H. Bhardwaj, V. Kumar, A. Sharma,R. Singh and  A.K. Thukral. Effect of pesticides on leguminous plants: An overview. Legumes under Environmental Stress: Yield, Improvement and Adaptations. 91-102, 2014. John Wiley and Sons.
  4. Bhardwaj, R. N. Handa, R. Sharma, H. Kaur, S. Kohli, V. Kumar and P. Kaur. Lignins and Abiotic Stress: An Overview. Physiological mechanisms and adaptation strategies in plants under changing environment-I.267-296, 2014. Springer, New York.
  5. Kaur, R. R. Bhardwaj, R. Sharma, D. Kapoor, S. Kohli, V. Kumar, P. Kaur. Hormonal regulation of drought stress in plants. Water Stress and Crop Plants: A Sustainable Approach, 582-599, 2016. John Wiley and Sons.
  6. Bali, S, Poonam, V. Gautam, S.K. Kholi, A. Sharma, V. Kumar, P. Saini, A.K. Thukral, S. Arora, P. Ohri and R. Bhardwaj. Interactions of plant hormones under abiotic stress. In: Mechanisms Behind Phytohormonal Signalling and Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance. pp. 89-115, 2017. NOVA Science Publishers, New York.
  7. Handa, N. R. Sharma, Poonam, R. Kaur, V. Kumar, A. Sharma, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. Brassionsteroids crosstalk with other hormones in plants under abiotic stresses. In: Mechanisms Behind Phytohormonal Signalling and Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance. pp. 243-264, 2017. NOVA Science Publishers, New York.
  8. Gautam, V. R. Kaur, S. Kohli, V. Verma, P. Kaur, R. Singh, P. Saini, S. Arora, A.K. Thukral, Y.K. Karpets, Y.E. Kolupaev and R. Bhardwaj. ROS Compartmentalization in Plant Cells under Abiotic Stress Condition. In: Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidant Systems in Plants: Role and Regulation under Abiotic Stress. pp. 89-114, 2017. Springer.
  9. Kohli, S.K. N. Handa, R. Kaur, V. Kumar, K. Khanna, P. Bakshi, R. Singh, S. Arora, R. Kaur and R. Bhardwaj. Role of Salicylic acid in Heavy Metal Tolerance: Insight into Underlying Mechanism. In book: Salicylic Acid: A Multifaceted Hormone. pp.123-144, 2017. Springer.
  10. Kaur, P. S. Bali, V. Kumar, K. Khanna, P. Ohri, A.K. Thukral, A.P. Vig and R. Bhardwaj. Regulation of Photosynthesis under Metal Stress. In book: Environment and Photosynthesis: A Future Prospect. pp. 241-260, 2017. Studium Press India Pvt. Ltd.
  11. Sharma, A. V. Kumar, N. Honda, S. Bali, R. Kaur, K. Khanna, K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj. Potential of endophytic bacteria in heavy metal and pesticide detoxification. In book: Plant Microbiome: Stress Response. Springer, DOI.10.1007/978-981-10-5514-0_14, 2018.


Dr. Vikas Sharma

  1. Kataria, R.C. Gupta, V. Sharma, K. Sharma, M. Sharma, K. Kaur, Male Meiotic Studies in 29 Species of Lamiaceae from Sirmaur District of Himachal Pradesh. Cytologia, 83(3):00, 2018.
  2. S.Wani, V. Sharma, R.C. Gupta, A.H. Munshi, Development and Characterization of SSR markers in Himalayan tree species Betulautilis D. Don. Journal of Forestry Research,(Accepted) 2018.
  3. K. Chahota, D.Shikha, M.Rana, V. Sharma, A. Nag, T.R. Sharma, J.C.Rana, H.Hiakawa, S.Isobe, Development and characterisation of SSR markers to study genetic diversity and population structure of horsegramgermplasm (Macrotyloma uniflorum). Plant Molecular Biology Reporter,DOI 10.1007/s11105-017-1045-z, 2017.
  4. Kaldate, M.Rana, V. Sharma, H.Hirakawa, R. Kumar, G. Singh, R.K. Chahota, S.N.Isobe, T.R. Sharma, Development of Genome-wide SSR Markers in Horsegram and Their Utilization for Genetic Diversity and Cross-transferability Analysis. Molecular Breeding,37:103, 2017.
  5. C. Gupta, V. Singh, S.Bala, R.A. Malik, V. Sharma, K. Kaur, Cytomorphological variations and new reports of B-chromosomes in the genus Plantago L. (Plantaginaceae) from the Northwest Himalaya. Flora,234:69-76, 2017
  6. Sharma, M.S.Wani, V. Singh, K. Kaur, R.C. Gupta, Development and Characterization of Novel Microsatellite Markers in Trillium govanianum- a Threatened Plant Species from North-Western Himalaya. 3Biotech,7:190, 2017.
  7. Patial, S. Paul, V. Sharma, Genetic diversity analysis using RAPD and ISSR markers revealed discrete genetic makeup in relation to fiber and oil content in Linumusitatissimum L. genotypes. The Nucleus, DOI: 10.1007/s13237-017-0206-7. 2017.
  8. K. Chahota, V. Sharma, M.Ghani, T.R. Sharma, J.C.Rana, S.K. Sharma, Genetic and phytochemical diversity analysis in Buniumpersicum populations of northwestern Himalaya. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants,DOI: 10.1007/s122298-017-0428-9,2017.
  9. M.Koul, V. Sharma, M. Rana, R.K. Chahota, S. Kumar, T.R. Sharma, Genetic Structure and Interrelationships in Lentil Species Using Morphological and SSR Markers. 3Biotech, 7:83, 2017.
  10. C.Rana, M.Rana, V. Sharma, A. Nag, R.K. Chahota, T.R. Sharma, Genetic Diversity and Structure of Pea (Pisumsativum L.) Germplasm Based on Morphological and SSR Markers. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter,DOI: 10.1007/s11105-016-1006-y, 2016.
  11. Tabin, A.N.Kamili, S.A.Ganie, O.Zargar, V. Sharma, R.C. Gupta, Genetic diversity and population structure of Rheum species in Kashmir Himalayas based on ISSR markers. Flora 223: 121-128, 2016.
  12. Kaur, V. Sharma, V. Singh, M.S.Wani, R.C. Gupta, Development of novel SSR markers for evaluation of genetic diversity and population structure in Tribulusterrestris L. (Zygophyllaceae). 3Biotech 6:156, 2016.
  13. Gupta, V. Sharma, S. K. Singh, R.K. Chahota, T.R. Sharma, Analysis of genetic diversity and structure in a genebank collection of red clover (Trifolium pretense L.) using SSR markers. Plant genetic resources- Characterization and Utilization,doi:10.1017/S1479262116000034, 2016.
  14. Sharma, M.Rana, M.Katoch, P.K. Sharma, M.Ghani, J.C.Rana,T.R. Sharma, R.K. Chahota, Development of SSR and ILP markers in horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum), their characterization, cross-transferability and relevance for mapping. Molecular Breeding (DOI 10.1007/s11032-015-0297-2), 2015.
  15. Sharma, T.R. Sharma, J.C.Rana, R.K. Chahota, Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure in horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) using RAPD and ISSR markers. Agricultural Research, 4(3): 221-230, 2015.
  16. C.Rana, R.K. Chahota, V. Sharma, M.Rana, N.Verma, B.Verma, T.R. Sharma, Genetic diversity and structure of Pyrus accessions of Indian Himalayan region based on morphological and SSR markers. Tree Genetics & Genomes, Article ID 821, 2015.
  17. Sharma, V. Sharma, M.Chhabra, R. Rathour, K.D. Sharma, R.K.Kapila, Characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite markers in Dactylorhizahatagirea: a critically endangered orchid species from western Himalayas. Conservation Genetics Resources, DOI 10.1007/s12686-014-0361-y, 2014.
  18. K. Sharma, A. Chaudhary, H. Sharma, P. Bhardwaj, V. Sharma, R. Kumar, P.S. Ahuja, Identification and cross-species amplification of microsatellite markers derived from expressed sequence data of rose species. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, DOI 10.1007/s13562-014-0287-1, 2014.
  19. Bhandawat, V. Sharma, H. Sharma, A.Sood,R.K. Sharma, Development and cross transferability of functionally relevant microsatellitemarkers in D. latiflorus and related bamboo species Journal of Genetics, DOI 10.1007/s12041-014-0377-9, 2014.
  20. Nag, P. Gupta, V. Sharma, A.Sood, P.S. Ahuja, K. Sharma, AFLP and RAPD based genetic diversity assessment of industrially important reed bamboo (OchlandratravancoricaBenth). Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, DOI 10.1007/s 13562-012-0114-5, 2013.
  21. N. Raina, P.S. Ahuja, R.K. Sharma, S.C. Das, P. Bhardwaj, R.Negi, V. Sharma et al., Genetic structure and diversity of India hybrid tea Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, DOI 10.1007/s10722-011-9782-6, 2012.
  22. Mehta, V. Sharma, A.Sood, M. Sharma,  R.K. Sharma, Induction of somatic embryogenesis and analysis of genetic fidelity of in vitro-derived plantlets of Bambusanutans Wall., using AFLP markers. European Journal of Forest Research, 130:729–736, 2011.
  23. H, Sharma, R, Kumar, V, Sharma, V, Kumar, P, Bhardwaj, P.S. Ahuja, K. Sharma, Identification and cross-species transferability of 112 novel unigene-derived microsatellite markers in tea (Camellia sinensis) American Journal of Botany. 98:e133-e138, 2011.
  24. M.Kamunya, F.N.Wachira, R.S. Pathak, R.Korir, V. Sharma, R. Kumar, P. Bhardwaj, R.Chalo, P.S. Ahuja, R.K. Sharma, Genomic mapping and testing for quantitative trait loci in Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze). Tree Genetics & Genomes,6:915–929, 2010.
  25. Sharma, P.Bhardwaj, R. Kumar, R.K.Sharma, A. Sood, P.S. Ahuja, Identification and cross-species amplification of EST derived SSR markers in different bamboo species. Conservation Genetics, 10; 3: 721-724, 2009.
  26. M.Kamunya, F.N. Wachira, R.S. Pathak, R.K. Sharma, R.Korir, T.Kinyangi, J.Kiplang’at, V. Sharma, R.Chalo, P.S. Ahuja,Genetic mapping and identification of quantitative trait loci foryield and drought tolerance in tea (Camellia sinensis(L.) O. Kuntze).Tea,30(1):19-41, 2009
  27. K. Sharma, P. Gupta, V. Sharma, A.Sood, T.Mohapatra, P.S. Ahuja, Evaluation of rice and sugarcane SSR markers for phylogenetic and genetic diversity analyses in bamboo. Genome, 51:91–103, 2008.


Dr. Vikrant Jaryan

  1. Jaryan, V. Chopra, S. Uniyal, S.K. Singh, R.D. Spreading fast yet unnoticed: are we in for another invasion? Current Science. 93, 1483-1484, 2007.
  2. Parkash, O. Jaryan, V. Sharma, V. Vats, S.K. Uniyal, S.K. Lal, B. Singh, R.D. Guleria, S.K. Soliva anthemifolia (Juss.) R. Br. (Asteraceae)- A new generic record to the flora of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Economic Taxonomic Botany, 33(4), 829-832, 2009.
  3. Jaryan, V. Uniyal, S.K. Gopichand., Singh, R.D. Lal, B.  Kumar, A. Sharma, V. Role of traditional conservation practice: highlighting the importance of Shivbari sacred grove in biodiversity conservation. Environmentalist, 30,101–110, 2010.
  4. Uniyal, S.K. and Jaryan, V. Need for a centralized digital inventory on floral additions. Current Science.,102(4), 544, 2012.
  5. Jaryan, V., Uniyal, S.K., Kumar, A., Gupta, R.C., Singh, R.D. Extent of Occurrence and Area of Occupancy of Tallow Tree (Sapium sebiferum): Using the Red list Criteria for Documenting invasive Species Expanse. Acad. Sci. Lett., 36(1). 85–91, 2013.
  6. Jaryan, V., Uniyal, S.K., Kumar, A., Gupta, R.C., Parkash, O., and Singh, R.D. Distribution Characteristics of Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb. — An Invasive Tree Species in Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalaya. Proc Indian natn Sci Acad., 79(2),215-234, 2013.
  7. Jaryan, V., Uniyal, S.K., Gupta, R.C., and Singh, R.D. Alien Flora of Indian Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh. Environ Monit Assess., 185, 6129–6153, 2013.
  8. Jaryan, V., Datta, A., Uniyal S.K. Kumar, A. Gupta, R.C. Singh, R.D. Modelling potential distribution of Sapium sebiferum – an invasive tree species in western Himalaya. Current Science, 105(9), 1282-1288, 2013.
  9. Ahmad, M., Choudhary, I., Jaryan, V. Uniyal, S.K. Vegetation and soil characteristics of Plantations in a part of Western Himalaya. Indian Journal of Forestry, 37(1), 57-66, 2014.
  10. Jaryan, V., Uniyal S.K., Gupta, R.C. and Singh, R.D. Phenological documentation of an invasive species, Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb. Environ Monit Assess.,186, 4423–4429, 2014.
  11. Jaryan V., Uniyal S.K., Gupta, R.C. Singh, R.D. Litter fall and its decomposition in Sapium sebiferum-an invasive tree species in western Himalaya. International Journal of Ecology,Article ID 142429, 1- 7,2014.
  12. Jaryan V., Uniyal S.K., Datta, A. and Gupta, R.C. Late fruiting: an effective dispersal strategy by Sapium sebiferum. Tropical Ecology, 57 (2), 375-379, 2016.
  13. Uniyal S. K., Jaryan V., Singh, R. D. Digital Images for Plant Phenology Documentation. Acad. Sci. Lett.40(2), 135-139, 2017.
  14. Sharma, A., Batish, D. R., Singh, H. P., Jaryan, V. and Kohli, R.K. The impact of invasive Hyptis suaveolens on the floristic composition of the periurban ecosystems of Chandigarh, northwestern India. Flora, 233, 156–162, 2017.


Dr. Nirja Kumari

  1. Nirja, Richa, M.L. Sharma, Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Ajuga parviflora (Lamiaceae) vern. Neelkanthi, Neelbati. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Researches, 41(2), 232-238,2016.
  2. Nirja, Richa, M.L. Sharma, Study of some mineral elements in selected antidiabetic medicinal plants of Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh (India) by WDXRF World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, 5(12), 974-982, 2016.



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