Publications

In last 10 years team CEG along with its collaborators and partners have published more than 350+ research articles in more than 43 high impact journals. 

Here’s the complete list of publications year wise. 

Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in arid environments. Nature Biotechnology 35: 969-976.
Whole-genome resequencing of 292 pigeon pea accessions identifies genomic regions associated with domestication and agronomic traits. Nature Genetics 49:1082-1088.
Genomic selection in plant breeding: Methods, models, and perspectives. Trends in Plant Science 22: 961–975. 
Crop breeding chips and genotyping platforms: Progress, challenges, and perspectives. Molecular Plant 10:1047- 1064.
Genome-wide SNP genotyping resolves signatures of selection and tetrasomic recombination in peanut. Molecular Plant 10: 309-322.
Indel-seq: a fast forward genetics approach for identification of trait associated putative candidate genomic regions and its application in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan). Plant Biotechnology Journal 15: 906–914.
Development and evaluation of high-density Axiom® CicerSNP Array for high-resolution genetic mapping and breeding applications in chickpea. Plant Biotechnology Journal doi:10.1111/pbi.12836
QTL-seq approach identified genomic regions and diagnostic markers for rust and late leaf spot resistance in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Plant Biotechnology Journal 15: 927–941.
Improving crop performance under drought – cross-fertilization of disciplines. Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 1393-1398.
Gene expression atlas of pigeon pea and its application to gain insights into genes associated with pollen fertility implicated in seed formation. Journal of Experimental Botany 68:2037-2054.
Deciphering Genomic Regions for High Grain Iron and Zinc Content Using Association Mapping in Pearl Millet. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:412.
Discovery of putative herbicide resistance genes and its regulatory network in chickpea using transcriptome sequencing. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 958.
Genetic dissection of novel QTLs for resistance to leaf spots and tomato spotted wilt virus in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 8:25.
Genetic variability, genotype × environment interaction, correlation, and GGE biplot analysis for grain iron and zinc concentration and other agronomic traits in RIL population of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 712.
Genome-wide discovery of microsatellite markers from diploid progenitor species, Arachis duranensis and A. ipaensis, and their application in cultivated peanut (A. hypogaea). Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1209.
Genome-wide identification, characterization, and expression analysis of small RNA biogenesis purveyors reveal their role in regulation of biotic stress responses in three legume crops. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:488.
Introgression of shoot fly (Antherigona soccata L. Moench) resistance QTLs into elite post rainy season sorghum varieties using marker assisted backcrossing. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1494.
Mapping QTLs Controlling Flowering Time, Plant Height, Panicle length and Grain Mass in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1731.
Molecular mapping of flowering time major genes and QTLs in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1140.
Food legumes and rising temperatures: effects, adaptive functional mechanisms specific to reproductive growth stage and strategies to improve heat tolerance. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1658.
Molecular mapping of oil content and fatty acids using dense genetic maps in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 8:794.
Towards defining heterotic gene pools using SSR markers in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01934
Metabolomics for plant improvement: status and prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1302.
Aspergillus flavus infection triggered immune responses and host-pathogen cross-talks in groundnut during in-vitro seed colonization. Scientific Reports 7: 9659.
New hypervariable SSR markers for diversity analysis, hybrid purity testing and trait mapping in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh]. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:377.
Characterization and mapping of Dt1 locus which co-segregates with CcTFL 1 for growth habit in pigeonpea. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 130: 1773-1784.
Construction of genotyping-by-sequencing based high-density genetic maps and QTL mapping for Fusarium wilt resistance in pigeonpea. Scientific Reports 7:1911.
Development and evaluation of a high density genotyping ‘Axiom_Arachis’ array with 58K SNPs for accelerating genetics and breeding in groundnut. Scientific Reports 7:40577.
Elicitation of resistance and associated defense responses in Trichoderma hamatum induced protection against pearl millet downy mildew pathogen. Scientific Reports 7:43991.
Exploring genetic variation for salinity tolerance in chickpea using image-based phenotyping. Scientific Reports 7:1300.
Genotyping-by-sequencing of three mapping populations for identification of candidate genomic regions for resistance to sterility mosaic disease in pigeon pea. Scientific Reports 7: 1813.
Co-localization of major quantitative trait loci for pod size and weight to a 3.7 cM interval on chromosome A05 in cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). BMC Genomics 18:58.
Genetic mitigation strategies to tackle agricultural GHG emissions: The case for biological nitrification inhibition technology. Plant Science 262: 165-168.
Marker-assisted introgression of resistance to fusarium wilt race 2 in Pusa 256, an elite cultivar of desi chickpea. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 1:9.
Root traits confer grain yield advantages under terminal drought in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Field Crops Research 201:146–161.
Genotypic variation in soil water use and root distribution and their implications for drought tolerance in chickpea. Functional Plant Biology 44:235-252.
Harnessing genetic diversity of wild Arachis species for genetic enhancement of cultivated peanut. Crop science doi:10.2135/ cropsci2016.10.0871
Draft genome sequence of Sclerospora graminicola, the pearl millet downy mildew pathogen. Biotechnology Reports 16: 18-20.
Genetic diversity analysis among inbred lines of Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] based on grain yield and yield component characters. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 6: 2240-2250.
Genetic variability for downy mildew disease incidence against virulent downy mildew isolates in mapping population of Pearl millet. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 6: 595-608.
SSR markers associated to early leaf spot disease resistance through selective genotyping and single marker analysis in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Biotechnology Reports 15:132-137.
The genome sequences of Arachis duranensis and Arachis ipaensis, the diploid ancestors of cultivated peanut. Nature Genetics 48: 438–446.
Neglecting legumes has compromised human health and sustainable food production. Nature Plants 2: 16112.
Draft genome of the peanut A-genome progenitor (Arachis duranensis) provides insights into geocarpy, oil biosynthesis, and allergens. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (USA) 113: 6785-6790.
Genome-wide SNP genotyping resolves signatures of selection and tetrasomic recombination in peanut. Molecular Plant 10: 309–322.
First-generation HapMap in Cajanus spp. reveals untapped variations in parental lines of mapping 1 populations. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 1673–1681.
Genome-wide dissection of AP2/ERF and HSP90 gene families in five legumes and expression profiles in chickpea and pigeonpea. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 1563–1577.
Identification of low Ca2+ stress‐induced embryo apoptosis response genes in Arachis hypogaea by SSH‐associated library lift (SSHaLL). Plant Biotechnology Journal 14:682–698.
Multiple post-domestication origins of kabuli chickpea through allelic variation in a diversification-associated transcription factor. New Phytologist 211:1440-1451.
Global agricultural intensification during climate change: a role for genomics. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 1095- 1098.
QTL‐seq for rapid identification of candidate genes for 100‐ seed weight and root / total plant dry weight ratio under rainfed conditions in chickpea. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14:2110-2119.
The evolution of photoperiod insensitive flowering in sorghum, a genomic model for Panicoid Grasses. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 2417-2428.
Dietary interventions for type 2 diabetes: How millet comes to help. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1454.
Emerging genomic tools for legume breeding: current status and future prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 455.
Genomic tools in groundnut breeding program: status and perspectives. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:289.
Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling high iron and zinc content in self and open pollinated grains of pearl millet (Pennisetum galucum (L.) R. Br.). Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1636.
Transcriptome analysis of a new peanut seed coat mutant for the physiological regulatory mechanism involved in seed coat cracking and pigmentation. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1491.
Development and deployment of a high-density linkage map identified quantitative trait loci for plant height in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Scientific Reports 6:39478.
Genome wide transcriptome profiling of Fusarium oxysporum f sp. ciceris conidial germination reveals new insights into infection-related genes. Scientific Reports 6:37353.
Molecular phylogeny, pathogenicity and toxigenicity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Scientific Reports 6: 21367.
Oxidative stress and carbon metabolism influence Aspergillus flavus transcriptome composition and secondary metabolite production. Scientific Reports 6: 38747.
Recent breeding programs enhanced genetic diversity in both desi and kabuli varieties of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Scientific Reports 6: 38636.
Transcriptome analyses reveal genotype-and developmental stage-specific molecular responses to drought and salinity stresses in chickpea. Scientific Reports 6: 19228.
Responses of Aspergillus flavus to oxidative stress are related to fungal development regulator, antioxidant enzyme, and secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene expression. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:2048.
From Mendel’s discovery on pea to today’s plant genetics and breeding. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129: 2267– 2280.
Whole genome re-sequencing reveals genome wide variations among parental lines of mapping populations in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). BMC Plant Biology 16:10.
Comparative genomics and prediction of conditionally dispensable sequences in legume–infecting Fusarium oxysporum formae speciales facilitates identification of candidate effectors. BMC Genomics 17:191.
Comprehensive tissue-specific proteome analysis of drought stress responses in Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. (Pearl millet). Journal of Proteomics 143: 122–135.
Exciting journey of 10 years from genomes to fields and markets: Some success stories of genomics-assisted breeding in chickpea, pigeon pea and groundnut. Plant Science 242: 98–107.
Molecular breeding for introgression of fatty acid desaturase mutant alleles (ahFAD2A and ahFAD2B) enhances oil quality in high and low oil containing peanut genotypes. Plant Science 242: 203–213.
Shoot traits and their relevance in terminal drought tolerance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Field Crops Research 197:10–27.
Deciphering transcriptional programming during pod and seed development using RNA-Seq in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). PLoS ONE 11: e0164959.
Mapping quantitative trait loci of resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus and leaf spots in a recombinant inbred line population of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) from Sun- Oleic 97R and NC94022. PLoS ONE 11: e0158452.
Development of a high-density linkage map and tagging leaf spot resistance in Pearl millet using genotyping-by-sequencing markers. The Plant Genome 9:1-13.
SSR genetic diversity assessment of popular pigeon pea varieties in Malawi reveals unique fingerprints. Journal of Biotechnology 21:65-71.
Accumulation of stem sugar and its remobilization in response to drought stress in a sweet sorghum genotype and its near-isogenic lines carrying different stay green loci. Plant Biology 19:396-405.
Component traits of plant water use are modulated by vapor pressure deficit in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.)
R.Br.). Functional Plant Biology 43: 423-437.
Satellite imagery and household survey for tracking chickpea adoption in Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37: 1955-1972.
QTL mapping for late leaf spot and rust resistance using an improved genetic map and extensive phenotypic data on a recombinant inbred line population in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Euphytica 209:147–156.
QTL mapping of Pearl millet rust resistance using an integrated DArT-and SSR-based linkage map. Euphytica 209:461-476.
Inheritance of protein content and its relationships with seed size, grain yield and other traits in chickpea. Euphytica 209:253–260.
Vernalization response in chickpea is controlled by a major QTL. Euphytica 207:453-461.
Evaluation of QTLs for Shoot Fly (Atherigona soccata) Resistance Component Traits of Seedling Leaf Blade Glossiness and Trichome Density on Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) Chromosome SBI-10L. Tropical Plant Biology 9: 12-18.
Assessing the prospects of Streptomyces sp. RP1A-12 in managing groundnut stem rot disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. Journal of General Plant Pathology 82:96–104.
Foliar fungal disease-resistant introgression lines of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) record higher pod and haulm yield in multilocation testing. Plant Breeding 135: 355–366.
Identification of two major quantitative trait loci for fresh seed dormancy using the diversity arrays technology and diversity arrays technology-seq based genetic map in Spanish-type peanuts. Plant Breeding 135: 367–375.
Pigeonpea breeding in eastern and southern Africa: challenges and opportunities. Plant Breeding 135: 148-154.
Exploring plant growth-promotion actinomycetes from vermicompost and rhizosphere soil for yield enhancement in chickpea. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 47:1.
Genomics, trait mapping and molecular breeding in pigeonpea and chickpea. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 76:501-511.
Hybrid pigeonpea: Accomplishments and challenges for the next decade. Legume Perspectives 11: 30-32.
Pigeonpea seed systems in Asia. Legume Perspectives 11: 44-45.
Pigeonpea-A unique jewel in rainfed cropping systems. Legume Perspectives 11: 8-10.
R&D for enhancing both horizontal and vertical expansion of pulses production. Pulse India 2: 26-2.
Strategies for pigeonpea improvement. Legume Perspectives 11: 50-51.
Technologies for intensification of production and uses of grain legumes for nutrition security. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy 82: 1541-1553.
An overview of chickpea research: From discovery to delivery. Pulse India 2: 22-25.
Analytical and decision support tools for genomics-assisted breeding. Trends in Plant Science 21:354-363.
Genome sequencing of adzuki bean (Vigna angularis) provides insight into high starch and low fat accumulation and domestication. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (USA) 112:3213–13218.
Next-generation sequencing for identification of candidate genes for Fusarium wilt and sterility mosaic disease in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 1183-1194.
Legume crops phylogeny and genetic diversity for science and breeding. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 34:43-104.
Translational genomics in agriculture: some examples in grain legumes. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 34:169-194.
Gene expression and Yeast two-hybrid studies of a 1RMYB transcription factor mediating drought stress response in root tissues of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1117.
Genome-enabled prediction models for yield related traits in chickpea. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1666.
Genomics for greater efficiency in pigeon pea hybrid breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:793.
Genomics-assisted breeding for boosting crop improvement in pigeonpea (Cajanus Cajan). Frontiers in Plant Science 50:1-12.
Identification and evaluation of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in allotetraploid peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) based on amplicon sequencing combined with high resolution melting (HRM) analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1068.
Identification and validation of selected universal stress protein domain containing drought-responsive genes in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1065.
Selection and validation of housekeeping genes as reference for gene expression studies in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) under heat and salt stress conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: e0122847.
Application of genomics-assisted breeding for generation of climate resilient crops: Progress and prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:563.
Draft genome sequence of adzuki bean, Vigna angularis. Scientific Reports 5:8069.
Prioritization of candidate genes in “QTL-hotspot” region for drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Scientific Reports 5:15296.
Proteomics and Metabolomics: two emerging areas for legume improvement. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1116.
High-resolution skim genotyping by sequencing reveals the distribution of crossovers and gene conversions in Cicer arietinum and Brassica napus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128: 1039-1047.
MAGIC populations in crops: current status and future prospects. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128: 999-1017.
Two key genomic regions harbor QTLs for salinity tolerance in ICCV 2 × JG 11 derived chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) recombinant
inbred lines. BMC Plant Biology 15:124.
Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of peanut cultivars and breeding lines from China, India and the US using SSR markers. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 58:452-465.
The CarERF genes in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and the identification of CarERF116 as abiotic stress responsive transcription factor. Functional & Integrative Genomics 15: 27-46.
High throughput sequencing of small RNA component of leaves and inflorescence revealed conserved and novel miRNAs as well as phasiRNA loci in chickpea. Plant Science 235:46-57.
CicArVarDB: SNP and InDel database for advancing genetics research and breeding applications in chickpea. Database 1–7.
Biological nitrification inhibition in sorghum: the role of sorgoleone production. Plant Soil 379: 325-335.
Association of mid-reproductive stage canopy temperature depression with the molecular markers and grain yields of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm under terminal drought. Field Crops Research 174:1-11.
Introgression of staygreen QTL’s for concomitant improvement of food and fodder traits in Sorghum bicolor. Field Crops Research 180: 228-237.
Potential of promotion of alleles by genome editing to improve quantitative traits in livestock breeding programs. Genetics Selection Evolution 47: 1-14.
Scope for improvement of yield under drought through the root traits in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Field Crops Research 174:47-54.
Evaluation and validation of housekeeping genes as reference for gene expression studies in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) under drought stress conditions. PLoS ONE 10: e0122847.
Genetic mapping of QTLs controlling fatty acids provided insights into the genetic control of fatty acid synthesis pathway in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). PLOS One 10: e0122165.
NGS-QCbox and raspberry for parallel automated and rapid quality control analysis of large-scale next generation sequencing (illumina) data. PLOS One 10: e0139868.
Exploring Potential of Pearl Millet Germplasm Association Panel for Association Mapping of Drought Tolerance Traits. PLoS ONE 10: 1-28.
Association of nad7a gene with cytoplasmic male sterility in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). The Plant Genome 8:1-12.
Population genetics and structure of a global foxtail millet germplasm collection. The Plant Genome 8: 1-13.
Proline over-accumulation alleviates salt stress and protects photosynthetic and antioxidant enzyme activities in transgenic sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 94:104–113.
Association analysis of low-phosphorus tolerance in West African pearl millet using DArT markers. Molecular Breeding 35:171.
Quantitative trait loci associated with constitutive traits control water use in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. Plant Biology 17:1073-1084.
Allelic relationships of flowering time genes in chickpea. Euphytica 203:295–308.
Detection of a new QTL/gene for growth habit in chickpea CaLG1 using wide and narrow crosses. Euphytica 204:473– 485.
Development of a new CMS system in pigeonpea utilizing crosses with Cajanus lanceolatus (WV Fitgz) van der Maesen. Euphytica 204:289–302.
Identification of a non-redundant set of 202 in silico SSR markers and applicability of a select set in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Euphytica 205: 381-394.
Identification of quantitative trait loci for yield and yield related traits of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) under different
water regimes in Niger and Senegal. Euphytica 206: 631-647.
Imputation of single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes in biparental, backcross, and topcross populations with a hidden markov model. Crop Science 55:1934-1946.
Validation of markers linked to late leaf spot and rust resistance, and selection of superior genotypes among diverse recombinant inbred lines and backcross lines in peanut. Euphytica 204: 343–351.
Mitochondrial SSRs and their utility in distinguishing wild species, CMS lines and maintainer lines in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.). Euphytica 6:793
Compilation of an informative microsatellite set for genetic characterization of East African finger millet (Eleusine coracana).
Electronic Jr of Biotechnology 18:77-82.
Patterns of molecular diversity in current and previously developed hybrid parents of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. American Journal of Plant Sciences 6: 1697- 1712.
Marker-trait association study for protein content in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Journal of Genetics 94:279-286.
The extent of grain yield and plant growth enhancement by plant growth-promoting broad-spectrum Streptomyces sp.
in chickpea. Springer Plus 4:31.
Biotechnological Approaches to Evolve Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) for Drought Stress Tolerance and Shoot
fly Resistance. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy 9: 257–264.
Chickpea translational genomics in the ‘whole genome’ era. Legume Perspectives 7: 7-9.
Combining ability of some sorghum lines for dry lands and sub-humid environments of East Africa. African Journal of
Agricultural Research 10: 2048-2060.
Evaluation of Broad-Spectrum Streptomyces sp. for Plant Growth Promotion Traits in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Philippine Agricultural Scientist 98:270–278.
Evaluation of Streptomyces sp. obtained from herbal vermicompost for broad spectrum of plant growth-promoting activities in chickpea. Organic Agriculture 5:123-133.
Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits. Science Advances 1: e1400218.
Heterosis for yield and its components in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) hybrids in dry lands and sub-humid
environments of East Africa. Australian Journal of Crop Science 9: 9-13.
Resistance to Aspergillus flavus in maize and peanut: Molecular biology, breeding, environmental stress, and future perspectives. The Crop Journal, Special Issue: Breeding to Optimize Agriculture in a Changing World 3:229-237.
The role of vegetables and legumes in assuring food, nutrition, and income security for vulnerable groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Medical & Health Policy 7:187-210.
Genome sequence of mungbean and insights into evolution within Vigna species. Nature Communications 5:5443.
Genome sequencing of the high oil crop sesame provides insight into oil biosynthesis. Genome Biology 15 R39:1-13.
Harvesting the promising fruits of genomics: applying genome sequencing technologies to crop breeding. PLoS Biology 12: e1001883.
A chromosomal genomics approach to assess and validate the desi and kabuli draft chickpea genome assemblies. Plant Biotechnology Journal 12: 778–786.
Further evidence that a terminal drought tolerance QTL of pearl millet is associated with reduced salt uptake. Environmental and Experimental Botany 102: 48-57.
Allelic diversity and association analysis for candidate abiotic stress responsive genes with drought tolerance in chickpea. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:248.
Molecular genetics and genomics of abiotic stress responses. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 398.
Candidate gene analysis for determinacy in pigeonpea (Cajanus spp.) Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127: 2663-2678.
Genetic dissection of drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:445-462.
Genomics-assisted breeding in the major pulse crops of developing countries: Present status and prospects. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:1263-1291.
Mapping and identification of a Cicer arietinum NSP2 gene involved in nodulation pathway. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:481-488.
Marker-assisted introgression of a QTL region to improve rust resistance in three elite and popular varieties of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127: 1771-1778.
Structural variation in plant genomes. Briefings in Functional Genomics 13: 296-307.
Development of DArT markers and assessment of diversity in Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris, wilt pathogen of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). BMC Genomics 15:454.
Identification of ERF genes in peanuts and functional analysis of AhERF008 and AhERF019 in abiotic stress response. Functional & Integrative Genomics 14: 467-477.
Integrated physical, genetic and genome map of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Functional & Integrative Genomics 14: 59-73.
Comparative transcriptome analysis of aerial and subterranean pods development provides insights into seed abortion in peanut. Plant Molecular Biology 85:395–409.
Genome-wide association study of grain polyphenol concentrations in global Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] germplasm. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 62:10916-27.
Evaluation of Streptomyces strains isolated from herbal vermicompost for their plant growth-promotion traits in rice. Microbiological Research 169:40–48.
Genotyping-by-sequencing based intra-specific genetic map refines a ‘‘QTL-hotspot” region for drought tolerance in chickpea. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 290:559-571.
Comprehensive transcriptome assembly of chickpea (Cicer arietinum l.) using Sanger and next generation sequencing platforms: development and applications. PLoS ONE 9: e86039.
An Integrated SNP mining and utilization (ISMU) pipeline for next generation sequencing data. PLoS ONE 9: e101754.
Exploring germplasm diversity to understand the domestication process in Cicer spp. using SNP and DArT markers. PLoS ONE 9: e102016.
Genetic dissection of drought and heat tolerance in chickpea through genome-wide and candidate gene-based association mapping approaches. PLoS ONE 9: e96758.
Genetic diversity and demographic history of Cajanus spp. illustrated from genome-wide SNPs. PLoS ONE 9: e88568.
Genomewide association studies for 50 agronomic traits in peanut using the ‘reference set’ comprising 300 genotypes from 48 countries of the semi-arid tropics of the world. PLoS ONE 9:e10522.
Marker-assisted backcrossing to introgress resistance to Fusarium wilt (FW) race 1 and Ascochyta blight (AB) in C 214, an elite cultivar of chickpea. The Plant Genome 7: 1–11.
CicArMiSatDB: the chickpea microsatellite database. BMC Bioinformatics 15:212.
Identification of QTLs associated with oil content and mapping FAD2 genes and their relative contribution to oil quality in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). BMC Genetics 15:133.
Genomics-assisted breeding for drought tolerance: a dream comes true in chickpea! Functional Plant Biology 41:1178-1190.
Modelling the effect of plant water use traits on yield and stay-green expression in sorghum. Functional Plant Biology 41: 1019-1034.
Development of a set of chromosome segment substitution lines in Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. Crop Science 54: 2175-2182.
Multiple resistant and nutritionally dense germplasm identified from mini core collection in peanut. Crop Science 54:679-693.
Population structure and linkage disequilibrium of ICRISAT foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.) core collection. Euphytica 196:423-435.
Phylogenetic diversity of Mesorhizobium in chickpea. Journal of Biosciences 39:513-517.
Development of NILs from heterogeneous inbred families for validating the rust resistance QTLs in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Plant Breeding 133: 80-85.
Cloning, expression pattern analysis and subcellular localization of resveratrol synthase gene in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). American Journal of Plant Sciences 5: 3619-3631.
Enhancement of the use and impact of germplasm in crop improvement. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 12: S155-S159.
A SSR kit to study genetic diversity in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 9:1414-1420.
Genomics of plant genetic resources: a gateway to a new era of global food security. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 12: S2-S5.
Association Analysis of SSR Markers with Phenology, Grain, and Stover-Yield Related Traits in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.). The Scientific World Journal 562327:1-15.
Diversification of primary gene pool through introgression of resistance to foliar diseases from synthetic amphidiploids to cultivated groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). The Crop Journal 2:110–119.
Genome-based analysis of the transcriptome from mature chickpea root nodules. Plant Genetics and Genomics 5: 325.
Draft genome sequence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) provides a resource for trait improvement. Nature Biotechnology 31:240–246.
Agriculture: Feeding the future. Nature 499:23–24.
Achievements and prospects of genomics-assisted breeding in three legume crops of the semi-arid tropics. Biotechnology Advances 31:1120-1134.
Population genomic and genome-wide association studies of agroclimatic traits in sorghum. PNAS 110: 453-458.
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