Research in our lab incorporates high throughput approaches in transcriptome and methylome analyses to identify and study molecular components that regulate reproductive development in plants. We use rice (Oryza sativa) as the model experimental system along with Arabidopsis, and tobacco BY-2 cell line to validate the universality and/or specificity of identified concepts and function of the components.
We are interested in regulators - transcription factors and signal transduction components - that play regulatory roles during male meiosis, pollen maturation and post fertilization embryo and endosperm development. We have also developed interest in unraveling the molecular basis of the phenomenon of heterosis or hybrid vigour in plants.
Projects in the above mentioned areas are underway in the lab and provide opportunities for enthusiastic Ph.D. and M.Sc. students to get state of the art training in Plant Molecular Biology. Click on any of the specific areas to know our progress in detail and feel free to contact if you'd like more information.
Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi-110021, India