Dr. Pradeep Kumar Agarwal

Designation: Principal Scientist
Phone No:
Phone Ext. No: 6400
E-Mail: pagarwal[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Molecular studies related to abiotic stress tolerance in plant system


Plant Molecular biology and Genetic Engineering

List of Publications:  Jha, B, Agarwal, P.K., Reddy, P. S., Lal, S., Sopory, S.K. and Reddy, M.K. 2009. Identification of salt -induced genes from Salicornia brachiata, an extreme halophyte through expressed sequence tags analysis. Genes and Genetic System 84:111-120.   Agarwal P., Reddy, M. K., Sopory, S. K. and Agarwal P. K. 2009. "Plant Rabs: characterization, functional diversity and role in stress tolerance. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter DOI10.1007/s11105-009-0100-9. Rajagopal, D., Agarwal, P.K., Tyagi, W., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and S. K. Sopory.2009.Development of Transgenic Brassica junceafor Cultivation Under High Salinity Areas. In Menon, M.G.K.  and Sharma, V.P. (Eds.) Sustainable Management of Water Resources: Emerging S&T Issues in South Asia. 279-284. Agarwal,P. K. Agarwal, P., Jain, P., Jha, B., Reddy, M. K., Sopory, S. K. 2008. Constitutive overexpression of a stress-inducible small GTP-binding protein PgRab7 from Pennisetum glaucum enhances abiotic stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Plant Cell Report 27(1):105-15.  Agarwal P., Agarwal P. K., Nair, S., Sopory, S. K. and Reddy, M. K. 2007. Stress inducible DREB2A transcription factor from Pennisetum glaucum is a phosphoprotein and its phosphorylation negatively regulates its DNA binding activity. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 277:189–198  Rajagopal, D., Agarwal, P.K., Tyagi, W., Singla-Pareek, S. L., Reddy, M. K. and S. K. Sopory. 2007. Pennisetum glaucum Na+/H+ antiporter confers high level of salinity tolerance in transgenic Brassica juncea. Molecular Breeding 19:137–151 Agarwal, P. K., Agarwal, P., Reddy, M. K., Sopory, S. K. 2006. Role of DREB transcription factors in abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in plants. Plant Cell Report.  25: 1263-1274.   Agarwal,P.K., Agarwal, P., Custers, J.B.M. Liu, C.M.  and Bhojwani, S. S. 2006. PCIB an antiauxin enhances microspore embryogenesis in microspore culture of Brassica juncea. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture.86: 201-210 

 Agarwal, P. K. and Bhojwani, S. S. 2004. Genetic variability in the progeny of androgenic dihaploid plants and selection of high agronomic performing lines in Brassica juncea cv. PR-45. Biologia plantarum. 48: 503-508.   Singh, B. N., Misra, R. N., Agarwal, P. K., Mamta G, Nair, S., Sopory, S. K. and Reddy, M.K. 2004.  A pea cholorplast translation elongation factor that is regulated by abiotic factor. Biochemical and Biophysics Research Communication 320: 523-520.      Babbar, S.B., Agarwal, P.K., Sahay, S. and Bhojwani, S.S. 2004. Isolated microspore culture of Brassica: An experimental tool for developmental studies and crop improvement. Indian Journal of Plant Biotechnology 3: 185-202  Bhojwani, S. S.  and Agarwal P. K. 2001. In vitro conservation of endangered plant species: The Indian efforts. Presented at the symposium on NaturalHistoryMuseum and Conservation of Biodiversity in Taejon Republic of Korea, 25th July 2001.      Agarwal, P. K. and Ranu, R. S. 2000. Regeneration of plantlets from leaf and petiole explants of Pelargonium hortorum. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology 36: 392-397.    Agarwal, P. K. and Bhojwani, S. S. 1997. In vitro production and propagation of androgenic plants from Brassica juncea. Abst. Tenth Annual Colorado Biotechnology symposium. Boulder, CO. USA, pp. 25.    Bhojwani, S. S., Agarwal, P. K. and Satpathy, M. R. 1995. Androgenesis in anther and pollen culture of Brassicas: A Review, Bangladesh Soc. Plant Tissue Culture, University of Dhaka, IBH-Oxford, pp. 169-202.     Bhojwani, S. S. and Agarwal, P. K. 1994. In vitro androgenesis in Brassica juncea and selection of some promising gametoclones. Abst. 86th Miyazaki Conference of Japanese Society for Breeding, Miyazaki, Japan. pp. 68.    Bhojwani, S. S. and Agarwal, P. K. 1994. In vitro production, propagation and utilization of pollen plants of Brassica juncea Abst. VIII International Congress of Plant Tissue and Cell Culture, Firenze, Italy, pp. 86.    Agarwal, P. K. and Bhojwani, S. S. 1993. Enhanced pollen grain embryogenesis and plant regeneration in anther culture of Brassica juncea cv. PR-45. Euphytica, 70: 191-196.