Sanjay Kapoor's


Journal Articles

  1. Ranjan R, Khurana R, Malik N, Badoni S, Parida SK, Kapoor S, Tyagi AK (2017) bHLH142 regulates various metabolic pathway-related genes to affect pollen development and anther dehiscence in rice. Sci Rep 7:43397. doi: 10.1038/srep43397
  2. Singh S, Virdi AS, Jaswal R, Chawla M, Kapoor S, Mohapatra SB, Manoj N, Pareek A, Kumar S, Singh P (2017) A temperature-responsive gene in sorghum encodes a glycine-rich protein that interacts with calmodulin. Biochimie 137:115–123. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2017.03.010
  3. Chawla M, Verma V, Kapoor M, Kapoor S (2016) A novel application of periodic acid–Schiff (PAS) staining and fluorescence imaging for analysing tapetum and microspore development. Histochemistry and Cell Biology 1–8. doi: 10.1007/s00418-016-1481-0
  4. Agarwal P, Parida SK, Raghuvanshi S, Kapoor S, Khurana P, Khurana JP, Tyagi AK. 2016. Rice Improvement Through Genome-Based Functional Analysis and Molecular Breeding in India. Rice (New York, N.Y.) 9, 1–17.
  5. Arya D, Kapoor S, Kapoor M. 2016. Physcomitrella patens DNA methyltransferase 2 is required for recovery from salt and osmotic stress. FEBS Journal 283, 556–570.
  6. Kaur G, Singh S, Singh H, Chawla M, Dutta T, Kaur H, Bender K, Snedden WA, Kapoor S, Pareek A. 2015. Characterization of Peptidyl-Prolyl Cis-Trans Isomerase-and Calmodulin-Binding Activity of a Cytosolic Arabidopsis thaliana Cyclophilin AtCyp19-3. PLoS ONE 10, e0136692.
  7. Research Highlight (2014). Protein clues into rice seed development gene. NatureIndia doi:10.1038/nindia.2014.107.
  8. Nayar S, Kapoor M, Kapoor S (2014) Post-translational regulation of rice MADS29 function: homodimerization or binary interactions with other seed-expressed MADS proteins modulate its translocation into the nucleus. Journal of Experimental Botany 65:5339–5350. doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru296. Also cited as Cell & molecular biology-Research Highlight, Nature India (Aug, 2014).
  9. Dangwal M, Kapoor S, Kapoor M (2014) The PpCMT Chromomethylase Affects Cell Growth and Interacts with Homolog of LIKE HETEROCHROMATIN PROTEIN 1 in the Moss Physcomitrella patens.  The Plant Journal 77 (4), 589-603
  10. Kanwar P, Sanyal SK, Tokas I, Yadav AK, Pandey A, Kapoor S, Pandey GK (2014) Comprehensive structural, interaction and expression analysis of CBL and CIPK complement during abiotic stresses and development in rice. Cell Calcium.
  11. Sharma M, Singh A, Shankar A, Pandey A, V Baranwal V, Kapoor S, Tyagi AK, Pandey GK (2014) Comprehensive Expression Analysis of Rice Armadillo Gene Family During Abiotic Stress and Development. DNA Research, dst056
  12. Singh A, Kanwar P, Yadav AK, Mishra M, Jha SK, Baranwal V, Pandey A, Kapoor S, Tyagi AK, Pandey GK (2013) Genome-wide expressional and functional analysis of calcium transport elements during abiotic stress and development in rice. FEBS J. doi: 10.1111/febs.12656
  13. Nayar, S., Sharma, R., Tyagi, A.K. and Kapoor, S. (2013). Functional delineation of rice MADS29 reveals its role in embryo and endosperm development by affecting hormone homeostasis. Journal of Experimental Botany  64 (14): 4239-4253  (doi:10.1093/jxb/ert231) Cover Page Article.
  14. Dangwal, M., Malik, G., Kapoor, S., & Kapoor, M. (2013). De-novo methyltransferase, OsDRM2, interacts with the ATP-dependent RNA helicase, OseIF4A, in Rice. Journal of Molecular Biology, 1–37. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2013.05.021
  15. Singh, A., Kanwar, P., Pandey, A., Tyagi, A.K., Sopory, S.K., Kapoor, S. and Pandey, G.K. (2013). Comprehensive Genomic Analysis and Expression Profiling of Phospholipase C Gene Family during Abiotic Stresses and Development in Rice. PloS one 8 (4), e62494.
  16. Shankar A, Singh A, Kanwar P, Srivastava AK, Pandey A, Suprasanna P, Kapoor S, Pandey GK (2013) Gene Expression Analysis of Rice Seedling under Potassium Deprivation Reveals Major Changes in Metabolism and Signaling Components. PLoS ONE 8: e70321
  17. Mishra M, Kanwar P, Singh A, Pandey A, Kapoor S, Pandey GK (2013) Plant Omics: Genome-Wide Analysis of ABA Repressor1 (ABR1) Related Genes in Rice During Abiotic Stress and Development. OMICS 17: 439–450
  18. Khurana R, Kathuria H, Mukhopadhyay A, Kapoor S, and Tyagi AK (2013). A 286 bp upstream regulatory region of a rice anther-specific gene, OSIPP3, confers pollen-specific expression in Arabidopsis. Biotechnol. Letters 35(3):455-462 doi:10.1007/s10529-012-1100-7)
  19. Kumar S, Karan R, Kapoor S, Singh SP, Khare SK (2012). Screening and isolation of halophilic bacteria producing industrially important enzymes. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 43(4): 1595-1603.
  20. Malik G, Dangwal M, Kapoor S, and Kapoor M (2012). Role of DNA methylation in growth and differentiation in Physcomitrella patens and characterization of cytosine DNA methyltransferases. FEBS Journal 279: 4081–4094.
  21. Baranwal V, Mikkilineni V, Zehr-Barwale U, Tyagi AK and Kapoor S (2012) Heterosis: Emerging ideas about hybrid vigour. Journal of Experimental Botany 63(18):6309-6314 (doi: 10.1093/jxb/ers291). Opinion Article.
  22. Khurana R, Kapoor S and Tyagi AK (2012) Anthology of anther/pollen-specific promoters and transcription factors. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 31 (5), 359-390.
  23. Khurana R, Kapoor S and Tyagi AK (2012) Spatial and temporal activity of upstream regulatory regions of rice anther-specific genes in transgenic rice and Arabidopsis. Transgenic Research DOI 10.1007/s11248-012-9621-3.
  24. Singh A, Pandey A, Baranwal V, Kapoor S, Pandey G (2012) Comprehensive expression analysis of rice phospholipase D gene family during abiotic stresses and development. Plant Signal Behav 7:847.
  25. Kumar R, Sharma MK, Kapoor S, Tyagi AK, Sharma AK (2012) Transcriptome analysis of rin mutant fruit and in silico analysis of promoters of differentially regulated genes provides insight into LeMADS-RIN-regulated ethylene-dependent as well as ethylene-independent aspects of ripening in tomato. Molecular Genetics Genomics. doi: 10.1007/s00438-011-0671-7
  26. Ray S, Kapoor S, Tyagi AK (2012) Analysis of transcriptional and upstream regulatory sequence activity of two environmental stress-inducible genes, NBS-Str1 and BLEC-Str8, of rice. Transgenic Research 21: 351–366
  27. Sharma R, Agarwal P, Ray S, Deveshwar P, Sharma P, Sharma N, Nijhawan A, Jain M, Singh AK, Singh VP, Tyagi AK and Kapoor S (2012) Expression dynamics of metabolic and regulatory components across stages of panicle and seed development in indica rice. Functional & Integrative Genomics 12(2):229-248.
  28. Singh A, Baranwal V, Shankar A, Kanwar P, Ranjan R, Yadav S, Pandey A, Kapoor S, Pandey GK (2012) Rice phospholipase A superfamily: organization, phylogenetic and expression analysis during abiotic stresses and development. PLoS ONE 7: e30947
  29. Mathur S, Vyas S. Kapoor S and Tyagi AK (2011). The Mediator complex in plants: structure, phylogeny, and expression profiling of representative genes in a dicot (Arabidopsis) and a monocot (rice) during reproduction and abiotic stress. Plant Physiol. 157: 1609–1627.
  30. Crismani W, Kapoor S, Able JA. (2011). Comparative Transcriptomics Reveals 129 Transcripts That Are Temporally Regulated during Anther Development and Meiotic Progression in Both Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum) and Rice (Oryza sativa). Int J Plant Genomics 2011: 931898.
  31. Deveshwar, P., Bovill, W.D., Sharma, R., Able, J.A., and Kapoor, S. (2011). Analysis of anther transcriptomes to identify genes contributing to meiosis and male gametophyte development in rice. BMC Plant Biology 11:78.
  32. Ray, S., Dansana, P.K., Giri, J., Deveshwar, P., Arora, R., Agarwal, P., Khurana, J.P., Kapoor, S., and Tyagi, A.K. (2011). Modulation of transcription factor and metabolic pathway genes in response to water-deficit stress in rice. Functional & Integrative Genomics 11, 157-178.
  33. Karan, R., Singh, S.P., Kapoor, S., and Khare, S.K. (2011). A novel organic solvent tolerant protease from a newly isolated Geomicrobium sp. EMB2 (MTCC 10310): production optimization by response surface methodology. New Biotechnology 28, 136-145.
  34. Karan, R., Singh, R.K., Kapoor, S., and Khare, S. (2011). Gene Identification and Molecular Characterization of Solvent Stable Protease from A Moderately Haloalkaliphilic Bacterium, Geomicrobium sp. EMB2.  J Microbiol Biotechnol 21, 129-135.
  35. Agarwal, P., Kapoor, S., and Tyagi, A.K. (2011). Transcription factors regulating the progression of monocot and dicot seed development. Bioessays 33, 189-202.
  36. Singh, A., Giri, J., Kapoor, S., Tyagi, A.K., and Pandey, G.K. (2010). Protein phosphatase complement in rice: Genome-wide identification and transcriptional analysis under abiotic stress conditions and reproductive development. BMC Genomics 11, 435.
  37. Sharma, R., Kapoor, M., Tyagi, A.K., and Kapoor, S. (2010). Comparative transcript profiling of TCP family genes provide insight into gene functions and diversification in rice and Arabidopsis.  J Plant Mol Biol Biotechnol 1, 24-38.
  38. Raghuvanshi, S., Kapoor, M., Tyagi, S., Kapoor, S., Khurana, P., Khurana, J., and Tyagi, A. (2010). Rice genomics moves ahead. Molecular Breeding 26, 257-273.
  39. Gaur, R., Grover, T., Sharma, R., Kapoor, S., and Khare, S.K.(2010). Purification and characterization of a solvent stable aminopeptidase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Cloning and analysis of aminopeptidase gene conferring solvent stability. Process Biochemistry 45, 757-764.
  40. Sharma R, Mohan Singh RK, Malik G, Deveshwar P, Tyagi AK, Kapoor S, and Kapoor M  (2009). Rice cytosine DNA methyltransferases - Gene expression profiling during reproductive development and abiotic stress. FEBS Journal 276, 6301-6311.
  41. Bovill WD, Deveshwar P, Kapoor S, and Able JA  (2009). Whole genome approaches to identify early meiotic gene candidates in cereals. Functional and Integrative Genomics 9, 219-229.
  42. Vij, S., Giri, J., Dansana, P.K., Kapoor, S., and Tyagi, A.K. (2008). The receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase (OsRLCK) gene family in rice: organization, phylogenetic relationship, and expression during development and stress. Molecular plant 1, 732-750.
  43. Kapoor, M., Arora, R., Lama, T., Nijhawan, A., Khurana, J.P., Tyagi, A.K., and Kapoor, S. (2008). Genome-wide identification, organization and phylogenetic analysis of Dicer-like, Argonaute and RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase gene families and their expression analysis during reproductive development and stress in rice. BMC Genomics 9.
  44. Gupta, A., Ray, S., Kapoor, S., and Khare, S.K. (2008). Solvent-stable Pseudomonas aeruginosa PseA protease gene: Identification, molecular characterization, phylogenetic and bioinformatic analysis to study reasons for solvent stability. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology 15, 234-243.
  45. Ray, S., Agarwal, P., Arora, R., Kapoor, S., and Tyagi, A.K. (2007). Expression analysis of calcium-dependent protein kinase gene family during reproductive development and abiotic stress conditions in rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica). Molecular Genetics and Genomics 278, 493-505.
  46. Jain, M., Nijhawan, A., Arora, R., Agarwal, P., Ray, S., Sharma, P., Kapoor, S., Tyagi, A.K., and Khurana, J.P. (2007). F-Box proteins in rice. Genome-wide analysis, classification, temporal and spatial gene expression during panicle and seed development, and regulation by light and abiotic stress. Plant Physiology 143, 1467-1483.
  47. Arora, R., Agarwal, P., Ray, S., Singh, A.K., Singh, V.P., Tyagi, A.K., and Kapoor, S. (2007). MADS-box gene family in rice: Genome-wide identification, organization and expression profiling during reproductive development and stress. BMC Genomics 8.
  48. Agarwal, P., Arora, R., Ray, S., Singh, A.K., Singh, V.P., Takatsuji, H., Kapoor, S., and Tyagi, A.K. (2007). Genome-wide identification of C2H2 zinc-finger gene family in rice and their phylogeny and expression analysis. Plant Molecular Biology 65, 467-485.
  49. Kapoor, S., and Takatsuji, H. (2006). Silencing of an anther-specific zinc-finger gene, MEZ1, causes aberrant meiosis and pollen abortion in petunia. Plant Molecular Biology 61, 415-430. Cover Page Article.
  50. Kapoor, S., Kobayashi, A., and Takatsuji, H. (2002). Silencing of the tapetum-specific zinc finger gene TAZ1 causes premature degeneration of tapetum and pollen abortion in Petunia. Plant Cell 14, 2353-2367.
  51. Kapoor, S., and Sugiura, M. (1999). Identification of two essential sequence elements in the nonconsensus type II PatpB-290 plastid promoter by using plastid transcription extracts from cultured tobacco BY-2 cells. Plant Cell 11, 1799-1810.
  52. Miyagi, T., Kapoor, S., Sugita, M., and Sugiura, M. (1998). Transcript analysis of the tobacco plastid operon rps2/atpI/H/F/A reveals the existence of a non-consensus type II (NCII) promoter upstream of the atpI coding sequence. Molecular and General Genetics 257, 299-307.
  53. Kapoor, S., Suzuki, J.Y., and Sugiura, M. (1997). Identification and functional significance of a new class of non-consensus-type plastid promoters. Plant Journal 11, 327-337.
  54. Kapoor, S., Maheshwari, S.C. and Tyagi, A.K. (1994). Developmental and light-dependent cues interact to establish steady-state levels of transcripts for photosynthesis related genes (psbA, psbD, psaA and rbcL) in rice (Oryza saliva L.). Current Genetics 25:362-366.
  55. Kapoor, S., Wakasugi, T., Deno, H., and Sugiura, M. (1994). An atpE-specific promoter within the coding region of the atpB gene in tobacco chloroplast DNA. Current Genetics 26, 263-268.
  56. Kapoor, S., Maheshwari, S.C., and Tyagi, A.K. (1993). Organ-specific expression of plastid-encoded genes in rice involves both quantitative and qualitative changes in mRNAs. Plant and Cell Physiology 34, 943-947.




Book Chapters


  1. Agarwal P, Parida S, Kothari KS, Sharma G, Baranwal V, Kapoor S and Tyagi A (2012). Transcriptome resources for functional analysis and genetic enhancement of rice. In Designer Rice, EA Siddiq eds. in press.
  2. Kapoor S, Khurana R, Baranwal V, Agarwal P, Ray S and Tyagi A (2011). Genome-wide Strategies for Genetic Enhancement of Rice. In Genomics and Crop Improvement: Relevance and Reservations, K. Muralidharan and EA Siddiq eds. PP 11-25.
  3. Kapoor, S., and Kapoor, M. (2011). Epigenome and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. In Omics and Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance, N. Tuteja, ed (Sharjah: Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.), pp. In Press.
  4. Ray S, Dansana PK, Bhaskar A, Giri J, Kapoor S, Khurana JP, and Tyagi AK (2009). Emerging Trends in Functional Genomics for Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants. In Plant Stress Physiology; Hirt H ed. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Weinheim, pp. 37-63.
  5. Tyagi AK, Khurana JP, Khurana P, Kapoor S, Singh VP, Singh AK, Thakur JK, Gupta S, Anand S, Vij S, Jain M, Ray S, Agarwal P, Arora R, Sharma P, Mukherjee S, Nijhawan A, Giri J, Khurana R. (2006) Expression and functional analysis of rice genes involved in reproductive development and stress response. In Rice Genetics V, IRRI, Philippines. pp. 313-330.
  6. Kapoor S., Sugita M. and Sugiura M. (2002). In vitro Characterization of Plastid NCII promoter elements By Using Plastid Transcription Extracts From Tobacco BY-2 Cultured Cells. In. Molecular Insight in Plant Biology; Nath P. et al. Eds. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. New Delhi. pp 81-91.
  7. Tyagi AK, Grover M, Chaudhury A, Kapoor S, Kelkar NY & Maheshwari SC. (1997)  Influence of light and development on expression of genes encoding photosynthesis-related proteins. In: Tewari KK & Singhal GS (eds), Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology pp. 101-114, Narosa Pub. House, New Delhi.
  8. Kapoor S. and Sugiura M. (1996) Expression and regulation of plastid genes. In Photosynthesis: A Comprehensive Treatise; Raghavendra A.S. ed. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge UK. pp. 72-86.
  9. Tyagi A.K., Grover M., Chaudhury A., Kapoor S., Kelkar N.Y., and Maheshwari S.C. (1995). Influence of light and development on expression of genes encoding photosynthesis-related proteins. In. Plant Mol. Biol. and Biotech.; Tewari K.K. and Singhal G.S. eds. Kluwer Acad. Pub. Dordrecht. pp. 101-114.
  10. Tyagi A.K., Kelkar N.Y., Kapoor S. and Maheshwari S.C. (1993). The chloroplast genome: genetic potential and its expression. In Photosynthesis: Photoreaction to Plant Productivity; Abrol Y.P., Mohanty P. and Govindjee eds. Kluwer Acad. Pub. Dordrecht. pp. 3-47.
  11. Tyagi AK, Kelkar NY, Kapoor S, Oelmuller R, Herrmann RG, Grover M, Kochhar A, Chaudhury A, Khurana JP & Maheshwari SC. (1993) Expression of genes encoding thylakoid membrane protein as influenced by light and development. In: Lodha S, Mehta SL, Ramagopal S & Srivastava GP (eds), Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Biochemistry pp. 1-7, ISAB, India.
  12. Kapoor S., Maheshwari S.C. and Tyagi A.K. (1991). Cloning of chloroplast DNA and localization of the genes for thylakoid proteins in indica rice In. Trends in Bioenergetics and Biotechnological processes; Singhal G.S. and Ramasarna T. eds. Today and Tomorrow Pub. New Delhi pp. 66-73.
  13. Tyagi A.K., Kelkar N.Y., Kapoor S. and Maheshwari S.C. (1988). Genes of the photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants—structure, expression and strategies for their engineering. In Photosynthesis: Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics; Singhal G.S., Barber J., Dilley, R.A., Govindjee, Haselkorn, R. and Mohanty, P. eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. pp. 3-20.




  • Method for lowering pollen fertility by using tapetal layer-specific zinc finger transcription factor gene’,

Inventor; Hiroshi Takatsuji, Sanjay Kapoor, Akira Kobayashi.

Australlia patent, No. 779285, 2005.1.13,

Korea Patent No.455620, 2004.10.26.,

China Patent, No. CH0261275P, 2005.9.9.

  • Method of making sterile petunia plants by transformation with a nucleic acid encoding a zinc finger transcription factor’

Inventor; Hiroshi Takatsuji, Sanjay Kapoor, Akira Kobayashi.

Australlia patent, No. 779284, 2005.1.13,

Korea Patent No.455621, 2004.10.26.,

US Patent, No.6,989,473, 2006.1.24.

  • Kapoor Sanjay, Tyagi K. Akhilesh and Arora Rita (2008). Rice Nucleic Acid Sequences Associated With Panicle Development and Uses Thereof. Indian Patent Application no. 157/DEL/2007.
  • Tyagi AK, Khurana JP, Kapoor S, Ray S. Abiotic stress responsive nucleic acids from rice and uses thereof. Indian Complete Patent Application # 159/DEL/2007.
  • Tyagi K. Akhilesh, Kapoor Sanjay and Agarwal Pinky (2008). Nucleic Acid Sequences Form Rice Involved in Seed Development and Uses Thereof. Indian Patent Application no. 160/DEL/2007.
  •  Tyagi AK, Kapoor S, Giri J, Dansana P, Vij S. Receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase (OsRLCK) genes from rice for conferring stress tolerance in plants. Indian Complete Patent Application # 1444/DEL/2008.
  • Tyagi K. Akhilesh, Kapoor Sanjay and Dhar Swatismita (2011). Abiotic and Heavy Metal Stress-inducible BLEC-Str8 Promoter from Rice. Indian Patent Application no. 1403/DEL/2011.
  • Tyagi AK, Kapoor S, Ray S.  Abiotic and heavy metal stress-inducible NBS-Str1 promoter from rice. Indian Complete Patent Application # 1404/DEL/2011.
  • Kapoor Sanjay, Tyagi K. Akhilesh, Deveshwar Priyanka, Sharma Malini (2011). Anther-specific promoter and uses thereof. India No. 1146/DEL/2011  DATED 19 APRIL 2011 (Complete 12 April, 2012).
  • Tyagi A, Kapoor S, Khurana R. (2012) Rice promoters and uses thereof. Indian Complete Patent Application # 1103/DEL/2012.

Microarray Data @ GEO





Transcriptome level variations in MADS29 knock-down (RNAi) lines


Transcriptome level variations in MADS29 overexpression lines


Expression profiling during anther development in rice


Expression profiling during reproductive (panicle and Seed) development in rice


Expression profiling for stress response in rice seedlings


Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi-110021, India