Research Papers

Nematode Biosystematics:

  1. Tomar, V.V.S., Somvanshi, V.S., and Bajaj, H.K. (2015). Descriptions of Deladenus albizicus n. sp. and D. processus n.sp. (Nematoda: Hexatylina) from Haryana, India. Journal of Nematology 47(1): 52–59.


Basic Research:

  1. Shiva Kumara, T.N., Papolu, P.K., Dutta, T.K., Kamaraju, D. and Rao, U. (2016). RNAi-induced silencing of an effector confers transcriptional oscillation in another group of effectors in root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. Nematology DOI: 10.1163/15685411-00003003.
  2. Kumari, C.,Dutta, T.K., Banakar, P. and Rao, U. (2016). Comparing the defence-related gene expression changes upon root-knot nematode attack in susceptible versus resistant cultivars of rice. Scientific Reports 6: 22846.
  3. Davies, K.G., Srivastava, A., Kumar, K. and Mohan, S. (2015). Understanding nematode suppressive soils: molecular interactions between pasteuria endospores and the nematode surface coat. Aspects of Applied Biology 130: 143–147.
  4. Banakar, P., Sharma, A., Lilley, C.J., Gantasala, N.P., Kumar, M. and Rao, U. (2015). Combinatorial in vitro RNAi of two neuropeptide genes and a pharyngeal gland genes of Meloidogyne incognita. Nematology DOI:10.1163/15685411–00002859.
  5. Jayanthi, M., Gantasala, N.P., Papolu, P.K., Banakar, P. Kumari, C. and Rao, U. (2015).Identification and Evaluation of Internal Control Genes for Gene Expression Studies by Real-Time Quantitative PCR normalization in different tissues of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa).Scientia Horticulturae 194: 63–70.


Nematode Genomics

  1. Somvanshi, V.S.,Gahoi, S., Banakar, P., Thakur, P.K., Kumar, M., Sajnani, M., Pandey, P. and Rao, U. (2016). A transcriptomic insight into the infective juvenile stage of the insect parasitic nematode, Heterorhabditis indica.BMC Genomics 17:166.
  2. Fosu-Nyarko, J., Tan, J.-A. C. H., Gill, R., Agrez, V. G., Rao, U. and Jones, M. G. K. (2015). De novo analysis of the transcriptome of Pratylenchus zeae to identify transcripts for proteins required for structural integrity, sensation, locomotion and parasitism. Molecular Plant Pathology.doi: 10.1111/mpp.12301.


Transgenic Nematology

  1. Papolu, P.K., Dutta, T.K., Tyagi, N., Urwin, P.E., Lilley, C.J. and Rao, U. (2016).Expression of a cystatin transgene in eggplant provides resistance to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1122.
  2. Khan, A., Jayanthi M, Gantasala, N.P., Bhooshan, N. and Rao, U. (2016). A rapid and efficient protocol for in vitro multiplication of genetically uniform Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Indian Journal of Experimental Biology  54:477–481.
  3. Kumar, A., Joshi, I., Kohli, D. Satheesh, V., Abdin, M.Z., Sirohi, A., Srinivasan, R. and Jain, P.K. (2016). Characterization of root-knot nematode responsive and root-specific promoter containing PIN domain from Arabidopsis thaliana (L.)Heynh. Indian Journal of Genetics 76: 75–83.
  4. Dutta, T.K., Papolu, P.K., Banakar, P., Choudhary, D., Sirohi, A. and Rao, U. (2015). Tomato transgenic plants expressing hairpin construct of a nematode protease gene conferred enhanced resistance to root-knot nematodes. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 260.
  5. Dutta, T.K., Banakar, P. and Rao, U. (2015).The status of RNAi-based transgenic research in plant nematology.Frontiers in Microbiology5: 760.
  6. Jayanthi, M,Susanthi, B., Murali Mohan N. and Mandal, P.K. (2015). In vitro somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration from immature male inflorescence of adult dura and tenera palms of Elaeis guineensis (Jacq) Springer Plus 4: 256  doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1025-4.


Nematode Management

  1. Mohan, S., Upadhyay, A., and Gupta, R. (2016), Control of primary reproductives of Microtermes spp. in soil treated with  Heterorhabditis indica infected Galleria cadavers. Nematology 18(9):1113–118.
  2. Hano, P. and Khan, M.R. (2016). Evaluation of fungal (Paecilomyces lilacinus) formulations against root knot nematode infecting tomato. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 45(5): 1003–1013.
  3. Saha, T. and  Khan, M.R. (2016). Plant and soil nematodes associated with tuberose in West Bengal, India. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 45(5): 1015–1025.
  4. Bala, S.C., Mukhopadhyay, A.K. and Khan, M.R. (2016). Dipping of tuberose bulbs in carbosulfan 35EC for the management of Aphelenchoides besseyi. Indian Journal of Nematology 46(1):1–6.
  5. Khan, M.R. and Das, D. (2016). Biomanagement of Meloidogyne incognita infecting okra in West Bengal, India. International Journal of Nematology 26(1&2): 63–69.
  6. Ghosh, P.P., Dutta, S., Khan, M.R., and Chattopadhyay, A. (2016). Role of Meloidogyne javanica on severity of vascular bacterial wilt of egg plant. Indian Phytopathology 69(3): 237–241.
  7. Saha, T. and Khan, M.R. (2016).Evaluation of bioformulations for management of root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) infecting tuberose. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 48: 651–656.
  8. Kundu, A, Saha, S., Walia, S. and Dutta, T.K. (2016). Anti-nemic secondary metabolites produced by Fusariumoxysporum f. sp. ciceris. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 19(3): 631–636.
  9. Holajjer, P., Kamra, A. and Singh P. (2016). Influence of nematode bacterial interactions on N and P mineralization in soil and on decomposition of crop residues during aerobic composting. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 14: 283–299.
  10. Kundu, A., Saha, S., Walia, S. and Dutta, T.K. (2016). Antinemic Potentiality of Chemical Constituents of Eupatorium adenophorumSpreng Leaves against Meloidogyne incognita. National Academy Science Letters.doi: 10.1007/s40009-016-0439-z.
  11. Bidyarani, N., Prasanna, R., Chawla, G., Babu, S. and Singh, R. (2015) Deciphering the factors associated with the colonization of rice plants by cyanobacteria. Journal of Basic Microbiology 55: 404; doi: 10.1002/jobm.201400591.
  12. Meher, H.C., Gajbhiye, Singh G and Chawla G. (2015). Altered metabolomic profile of selected metabolites and improved resistance of Cicer arietinum (L.) against  Meloidogyne incognita  (Kofoid& White) Chitwood following seed soaking with salicylic acid, benzothiadiazole or nicotinic acid. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 37:140.DOI: 10.1007/s11738-015-1888-6.
  13. Mandal A, Dutta, T.K. and Gupta, R.L. (2015). Microwave-induced synthesis and anti-nemic activity of 4-amino-3- mercapto-5-pyridin-2-yl-4H 1,2,4-triazole Schiff bases. Indian Journal of Chemistry Section B 54: 228–239.
  14. Pankaj, Sharma H.K, Singh, K. and Lal J. (2015). Management of Rice root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola in Rice (Oryza sativa).  Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 85: 701–704.
  15. Kadam, V. and Khan, M.R. (2015). Biomanagement of root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) infecting okra in West Bengal, India. Indian Journal of Nematology 45(2): 178-183.
  16. Pankaj, Mahtre, P.H. and Chavan, S. (2015). Status of wheat cyst nematode problem in India and its management. Current Nematology 26(1&2): 75–83.
  17. Kumar, H., Pankaj and Lal, J. (2015). Comparative efficacy of Trichoderma harzianum and Pseudomonas fluorescens alone and in combination with carbofuran against reniform nematode, Rotylenchulus reniformis infesting mungbean. Indian Journal of Nematology 45 (2): 213–216.
  18. Kumar, A., Pankaj and Singh B. (2015). On-farm management of cereal cyst nematode, Heterodera avenae infecting wheat in Haryana. Indian Journal of Nematology 45 (1): 122–123.
  19. Pankaj, Sharma, H.K., Singh, K. and Lal, J. (2015). Management of rice-root knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola in rice (Oryza sativa). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 85 (5): 701–704.
  20. Mahtre,P.H., Pankaj, Malik, S. K., Kaur,S., Singh, A.K., Mohan, S. and Sirohi, A. (2015). Histopathological changes and evaluation of resistance in Asian rice (Oryza sativa) against rice root knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 75(1): 41–48.


Entomopathogenic Nematology

  1. Kushwah, J., Kumar, P., Garg, V., and Somvanshi, V.S. (2017). Discovery of a highly virulent strain of Photorhabdus luminescens.ssp. akhurstii from Meghalaya, India. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 57: 125–128.
  2. Kumar, R., Kushwah, J., Ganguly S., Garg, V. and Somvanshi, V.S. (2016).Proteomic investigation of Photorhabdus bacteria for nematode-host specificity. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 56: 361–367.
  3. Kumar, P., Ganguly, S. and Somvanshi, V.S. (2015). Identification of virulent entomopathogenic nematode isolates from a countrywide survey in India. International Journal of Pest Management 61:135–143.