Identification of Abiotic Stress Responsive Genes from Indian High Altitude Lepidium latifolium L. (Short Communication)

  • Sanjay Mohan Gupta Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Haldwani
  • Atul Grover Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Haldwani
  • Zakwan Ahmed Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Haldwani
Keywords: Lepidium latifolium, abiotic stress responsive genes, high altitude agriculture, transgenic technology


Abiotic stresses are major environmental factors that periodically account for significant loss in crop productivity. In order to improve the abiotic stress tolerance in vegetable crops through transgenic approaches, authors isolated and cloned six up-regulated, LlaDREB1b (JN214345), LlaGPAT (JN398166), LlaNAC (FJ423495), LlaCIPK (FJ423496), LlaPR5 (GQ853409) and LlaIPK (FJ487575) and two down-regulated LlaRan (JN214347) and LlaDRT (JN214346) abiotic stress responsive genes from Indian high altitude Lepidium latifolium L. plant that that may be used for abiotic stress-tolerance engineering upon functional validation.

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Author Biographies

Sanjay Mohan Gupta, Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Haldwani
Dr Sanjay Mohan Gupta obtained his PhD (Biochemistry) from Lucknow University, in 2007. Presently working as a scientist ‘C’ at Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Haldwani, He has published 25 research papers in national & International journals. He received DRDO Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award in 2010. His major technical achievements are in field of plant molecular biology and genetic engineering.
Atul Grover, Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Haldwani
Dr Atul Grover presently working as a scientist-C at DIBER, Haldwani. He has published 20 peer reviewed articles in reputed journals and one book chapter. His major areas of technical expertise include Plant genomics and bioinformatics.
Zakwan Ahmed, Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Haldwani
Dr Zakwan Ahmed obtained his PhD (Plant Breeding) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, UP, in 1984. Presently working as a Director, DIBER, Haldwani as well as Programme Director of DRDO-Army Biodiesel Programme. He has made significant contribution in development and identification of varieties/hybrids of vegetable crops suitable for high altitude areas of Himalayan region.


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How to Cite
Gupta, S., Grover, A., & Ahmed, Z. (2012). Identification of Abiotic Stress Responsive Genes from Indian High Altitude Lepidium latifolium L. (Short Communication). Defence Science Journal, 62(5), 315-318.
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