Botany Department Research


Department Research

M.Phil and Ph.D Guide

Sr. No.

Name of faculty


University Name


Dr. Shriram V. D.

Plant Physiology

Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


Dr. Sonawane H. B.

Mycology and Plant pathology

Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


Other college associate M. Phil and Ph. D guide information


Plant physiology 


Prin. Dr. B.N. Zaware

 Baburaoji Gholap College, Sangvi, Pune Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


Dr. B. M. Shinde Annasaheb Waghire College Otur Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


 Dr. Cholke P. B Anantrao Pawar College, Pirangut, Pune  Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


Dr. Patil V. A.

Purandare College, Lonavala, Pune

Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


Prin. Dr. Babasaheb Deshmukh

M. N. Deshmukh College, Rajur, Ahmednagar

Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


Dr. Bhagat R. B.

Baburaoji Gholap College, Sangvi, Pune  Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune


Dr. Subhash Ahire

Wadia College Pune Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune
8.  Dr. Kiran Randive Annasaheb Magar College Hadapsar Pune Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune
9. Dr. Sunita Danai Annasaheb Magar College Hadapsar Pune Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune
10.  Dr. Sayyad Iliyas Poona College, Pune Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune
11. Dr. Rafik Shaikh Poona College, Pune Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune
12. Dr. Vidya Patankar Waghire College Saswad Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune
13. Dr. Swapnil Jagtap Waghire College Saswad Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune
14. Dr. Shaikh Safik Poona College, Pune Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune




Research Thrust Areas                         

  1. Natural Products and Bioactivities
  2. Plant Tissue Culture
  3. Antimicrobial Resistance
  4. Fungal Biotechnology
  5. Stress physiology
  6. Metabolic engineering
  7. Medicinal plants

Research Projects                                  

Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and c) Total grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies, project title and grants received project-wise.

Name of faculty

Title of Research Project


Amount of Research grant

Funding Agency

Dr. Cholke P. B.

Assessment of aero-bio-components at garbage depot of Moshi & sick building of Pimpri Chinchwad

15/9/12 to 15/9/14


UGC, New Delhi, (Major)

Dr. V. D. Shriram

Optimal acetoxychavicol-acetate (ACA) production  in Alpinia galanga hairy roots via gamma radiation and scale-up




BRNS,  DAE, Trombay, Mumbai

Dr. V. D. Shriram

Phyto-therapeutic mediated multiple/extensive drug resistance reversal in clinical pathogens





S P Pune


Dr. B. M. Shinde/ Dr. Saima Mir

Studies on venetion skeleton preparation and preservation of different families for dry flower industry. (Dr. Saima Mir)



DST women Scientist B

Dr. Sonawane H.B.

Isolation and characterization of secondary metabolites of endophytic fungi from mangroves.




Dr. V. D. Shriram

Phytochemical investigations for bioactive molecules of Eulophia nuda L, it?s in vitro propagation and enhancement of anticancer molecules in callus and suspension cultures by elicitors



UGC, New Delhi

Dr. Saima Rashid Mir

Developement of leaf clearing solution as an alternate to chemical clearing method

From September 2021



Dr. H. B. Sonawane


Anticancerous activity of medicinal mushroom from western Ghats of India  From December 2021  18,40,000/-  DST SERB TARE

Doctoral students, Research Associates and Women Scientists





Dr. Saima Rashid Mir

Sr. NO.

Name of Ph. D Scholars

1 Pallavi Champaneria
2 Pratik Shinde


Nikhil Gurav


Vikas Nanekar (From 2014) Fellow SRF-CSIR 


Shelke Nitin (From 2014)


Bhalerao Deepa Vijay


Naikawadi Vijay Bandu


Math Siddharam Kartikswami


Randhaye Dhananjay Manik


Bhagat Sunil Prabhakar


Pokharkar Asha Anantrao


Gavit Manohar Gulab


Bhor Abhishek Kaluram


Modi Aparna Dwarkanath


Saste Kishor Himmat


Palwe Sagar Dnyaneshwar


Kiran Ghotkule


Akshay Shete

Department Publication

Research Publication of the Department:

  1. VD Shriram, Genome-wide in silico identification and characterization of sodium-proton (Na+/H+) antiporters in Indica rice, Plant Gene 26, 100280, 2021.
  2. Hiralal Sonawane, Deepak Shelke, Mahadev Chambhare, Nishi Dixit, Siddharam Math, Suparna Sen, Siddhartha Narayan Borah, Nazim Forid Islam, Sanket J. Joshi, Balal Yousaf, Jörg Rinklebe, Hemen Sarma, Fungi-derived agriculturally important nanoparticles and their application in crop stress management – Prospects and environmental risks, Environmental Research, Volume 212, Part D, 2022, 113543, ISSN 0013-9351, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.113543.
  3. MORE, K. C., SHELKE, D. B., TAYADE, S., GAWANDE, P., & SONAWANE, H. B. (2022). GC-MS analysis and antioxidant potential of wild underutilized medicinally important legume, velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens L. DC.). Notulae Scientia Biologicae14(1), 11098. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb14111098 
  4. Shelke, D., Chambhare, M., Sonawane, H. (2022). Mycosynthesis of Nanoparticles and Their Potential Application in Pharmaceutical Bioprocessing. In: Sarma, H., Gupta, S., Narayan, M., Prasad, R., Krishnan, A. (eds) Engineered Nanomaterials for Innovative Therapies and Biomedicine. Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82918-6_17
  5. HB Sonawane, Myco-synthesized silver and titanium oxide nanoparticles as seed priming agents to promote seed germination and seedling growth of Solanum lycopersicum: a comparative study, International Nano Letters, 27(10), 2021.
  6. Palwe SD, Borde MY and Sonawane HB, Endophytic fungi: a source of potential anticancer compounds, Studies in Fungi, 6(8), 2021.
  7. HB Sonawane, Biogenic titanium nanoparticles (TiO2NPs) from Trichoderma citrinoviride extract: synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity against extremely drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa., International Nano Letters., 11, 2021.
  8. VD Shriram, Embelin-loaded chitosan gold nanoparticles interact synergistically with ciprofloxacin by inhibiting efflux pumps in multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli, Environmental Research, 111321, 2021
  9. Hiralal Sonawane, Sagar Arya, Ashish Bedi, Akanksha Jaiswar, Chapter 11 - Targeted genetic modification technologies: Potential benefits of their future use in Phytoremediation, Editor(s): Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli, Gowhar Hamid Dar, Khalid Hakeem, Phytoremediation, Academic Press,
    2022, Pages 203-226, ISBN 9780323898744, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-89874-4.00007-8.
  10. VD Shriram, Plant synthetic biology for producing potent phyto-antimicrobials to combat antimicrobial resistance. Biotechnology Advances, 107729, 2021
  11. VD Shriram, Nano-Boehmite Induced Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress Responses in Vigna radiata L.Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 1-17, 2021
  12. VD Shriram, Plant tissue culture and anticancer activity studies in medicinally important threatened orchid Eulophia nuda L. 2021
  13. HB Sonawane, Medicinal Fungi: A Natural Source of Pharmacologically Important Metabolites. Recent Developments in Microbial Technologies, 2021
  14. Hiralal Sonawane, Manohar Chaskar. Hypoglycemic and anticataract activity of crude exopolysaccharides of medicinal mushroom Phellinus badius on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and goat eye lenses respectively. Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, 24, 100241, 2020
  15. Shaikh S, Shriram V, Khare T, Kumar V. 2018. Establishment of Callus and Cell Suspension Cultures of Helicteres isora Research in Plant Biology, 8:1-7. doi: 10.25081/ripb.2018.v8.3366
  16. Sonawnae HB and Shinde BM. Significant Potential Of Medicinal Mushrooms In Immunomodulation. International journal of researches in biosciences, agriculture and technology. Vol. VI (Special Issue 2), Feb 2018 : 138-140.
  17. Sonawnae H.B 2018. Cl2 Gas Sensing Properties Of Ag-Sensitized Tio2 Films Prepared From Bio-Inspired Nanocrystalline TiO2. International Journal of Chemical and Physical Sciences. Link
  18. Jogee, P. S., Rai, M. Growth inhibition of mycotoxigenic fungi isolated from peanuts by the application of essential oils alone and in combination with silver nanoparticles. International Journal of Food Microbiology (Communicated).
  19. Kadam P. S. (2017), “Phytochemical screening and antibacterial activity of Bryophytes”, International Journal of Life Sciences, pp. 1-4, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Feb, ISSN: 2320-7817, Publ.: IJLSCI Publications, Amravati
  20. Kumar V, Khare T, Shriram V, Wani SH. 2017. Plant small RNAs: the essential epigenetic regulators of gene expression for salinity stress responses and tolerance. Plant Cell Reports 37:61-75. doi: 10.1007/s00299-017-2210-4. (Springer)
  21. Jogee, P. S., Rai, M. Isolation and Identification of Toxigenic Fungi in Infected Peanuts and Efficacy of Silver Nanoparticles against them. Food Control 71:143-151. .(IF-3.496) Cited by 9link
  22. Rai, M., Paralikar, P., Jogee, P. S., Agarkar, G., Ingle, A. P., Derita, M., Zacchino, S. 2017. Synergistic antimicrobial potential of essential oils in combination with nanoparticles: Emerging trends and future perspectives. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 519(1-2):67-78. (IF-3.649) Cited by 18link
  23. Kadam P. S. (2016), “Antimicrobial activity and polyphenol content of some bryophytes from Lonavala”, Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, pp. 103-105, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Feb, ISSN: 2321-8819, IF: 1.498, Publ.: L. Jamdade, Shingad Rd., Pune 411 051link
  24. Shriram V, Kumar V, Devarumath RM, Khare T, Wani SH. 2016. MicroRNAs as potent targets for abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:817. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00817 (Frontiers Media, Switzerland) Impact Factor: 4.3
  25. Rai, M., Jogee, P. S., Ingle, A. P. 2015. Emerging nanotechnology for detection of mycotoxins in food and feed. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 66(4): 363–370. (IF-1.202) Cited by 16link
  26. Agarkar, G., Jogee, P. S., Paralikar, P., Rai, M. Vitex negundo: Pharmacological activities and its commercial products. In: Therapeutic Medicinal Plants: From Lab to the Market (ed. M. C. T. Duarte and M. Rai), Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 392-405.
  27. Rai, M., Jogee, P. S., Agarkar, G., dos Santos, C. A. 2016. Anticancer activities of Withania somnifera: Current research, formulations and future perspectives. Pharmaceutical Biology 54(2): 189-197. (IF-1.241) Cited by 25
  28. Sonawnae H.B, Adhav Rahul, Deokule S.S. A REVIEW ON DNA SEQUENCING Yesterday, Today and Tommorow. International Journal of Current Research. Vol. 8, Issue, 01, January, 2016, pp.24836-24845.
  29. Shinde B. M. and L. Laware (2015) Investigation of Water Stress on Antioxidant Enzyme Activities In Groundnut Varieties (Arachis Hypogaea L). International Journal of Advanced   Biological Research., VOL. 5(1) 2015: 29-33.
  30. Kadam PS (2015), “Carotenoids and Polyphenols from the Bryophytes of Malavli area”, International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management & Applied Science (IJTEMAS), Vol. 4, Issue 7, pp. 66-68, Jul, ISSN: 2278-2540, IF: 3.475.
  31. Mapara N, Sharma M, Shriram V, Bharadwaj R, Mohite KC, Kumar V. Antimicrobial potentials of Helicteres isora silver nanoparticles against extensively drug resistant (XDR) clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosaApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology DOI: 10.1007/s00253-015-6938-x.
  32. Wani SH, Kumar V, Shriram V, Sah SK 2015. Phytohormones and their metabolic engineering for abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants. The Crop Journal (Review article), 4(3):162-176 (Elsevier) ISSN: 2214-5141. doi:10.1016/j.cj.2016.01.010
  33. Shriram V, Nanekar V, Kumar V, Kavi Kishor 2014.In vitro regeneration and ploidy level analysis of Eulophia ochreata Lindl. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 52, 1112-1121. ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
  34. Nanekar V, Shriram V, Kumar V, Kavi Kishor 2014. Asymbiotic in vitro seed germination and seedling development of Eulophia nuda Lindl., an endangered medicinal orchid Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Biological Sciences (NASB) 84 (3), 837-846 ISSN: 0369-8211 (print version) ISSN: 2250-1746 (electronic version) DOI 10.1007/s40011-014-0353-4
  35. Kumar V, Desai D, Shriram V. Hairy root induction in Helicteres isora L. and Production of diosgenin in Hairy roots. Natural Products and Bioprospecting (Springer), 4(2): 107-112 DOI 10.1007/s13659-014-0011-9
  36. Shinde B. M. and L. Laware (2014) Screening of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Varieties for Drought Tolerance Through Physiological Indices. Journal Of Environmental Research And Development,Vol.9 No.02,(October-December 2014), 375-381
  37. Kadam P. S. (2014), “Influence of NaCl Salinity on the polyphenol content of groundnut variety JL-24”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Advances in Life Sciences, Pune, pp. 151-153, Vol. 4, Issue 7, 20-21 Dec, ISBN: 978-81-926340-3-6, Mamasaheb Mohol College, Erandwane, Pune
  38. Kadam P. S. (2014), “Influence of NaCl salinity on the germination and seedling growth of groundnut variety JL-24”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Advances in Plant Sciences for Sustainable Rural Development, Pune, pp. 361-364, 23-24 Sep, ISBN: 978-1634157070, C.T. Bora College Shirur, Pune
  39. Sonawane Hiralal, Bapat Gauri, Bhosle Shekhar, Ghole V. S. Antimicrobial activity of Phellinus and Ganoderma samples against human pathogenic organisms. Journal of Pharmacy Research 2014,8(7),1008-1013.
  40. Sonawane Hiralal, Shekhar Bhosle, Gauri Bapat, Ghole Vikram. Pharmaceutical metabolites with potent bioactivity from mushrooms. Journal of Pharmacy Research 2014,8(7),969-972.
  41. Saste Kishor and Gandhe.K.R. Traditional food from murbad Tahashil. Indian journal of traditional knowledge. 2014.
  42. Kadam P. S. (2013), “Effect of NaCl salinity on the activity of Glycolate oxidase in the levels of Crotalaria species”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, pp. 65-67, Vol. 1, Issue 12(3), Mar, ISSN: 2277-9302, Jai Hind Education Society, Wadgaon Sheri, Pune 14
  43. Kumar V, Shriram V, Mulla J. (2013). Antibiotic resistance reversal of multiple drug resistant bacteria using Piper longum fruit extract. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 03 (03): 112-116. DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.30322.
  44. Kumar V, Lemos M, Sharma M, Shriram V. 2013. Antioxidant and DNA Damage Protecting Activities of Eulophia nuda Free Radicals & Antioxidants (Elsevier)3 (2): 55-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.fra.2013.07.001
  45. Shriram V, Kumar V, Mulla J, Latha C. 2013. Curing of Plasmid-Mediated Antibiotic Resistance in Multi-Drug Resistant Human Pathogens Using Alpinia galanga Rhizome Extract. Advanced Bio Tech13 (1): 1-5
  46. Kumar V, Sharma M, Lemos M, Shriram V. 2013. Efficacy of Helicteres isora against free radicals, lipid peroxidation, protein oxidation and DNA damage. Journal of Pharmacy Research (Elsevier), 6 (6): 620-625 DOI: 1016/j.jopr.2013.05.017.
  47. Sonawane Hiralal B., Asghar sharifi, Shekhar R. Bhosle, Sandhya Garad, Gauri Bapat. Jan 2013. Antifungal and Antibacterial Activity of Phellinus Samples from Western Ghats of India. Journal of Pharmacy Research.
  48. Sonawane H.B, Shekhar Bhosle, Gauri Bapat, Sandhya Garad, Vikram Ghole.“Bioactive Metabolites and Compound from Medicinal Mushrooms”, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 6, June-2013, 304-315.
  49. Sonwalkar R. P., Y. R. Ahire, P. S. Kadam (2012), “Lagenaria Siceraria as a  Natural Mosquito Repellant”, Variorum Multi-Disciplinary e-Research Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 1-6, Aug, ISSN: 976-9714
  50. Kadam P. S. (2012), “Effect of sewage and waste water on the stomatal density of a select few plants growing on the banks of Mula river”, Proceedings of State Level Seminar on Recent Innovative trends in Plants Sciences, pp. 208-212 ISBN: 978-81-924995-1-2, Sep, Dept. of Botany, Mahatma Phule A.S.C. College, Panvel.
  51. Antimicrobial activity of some species of Phellinus and Ganoderma from Western Ghats of India. November 2012. Sonawane H. B, Bhosle S.R, Garad S.A. International J of Pharmaceuticle and Research
  52. Jogee, P. S., Ingle, A. P., Gupta, I. R., Bonde, S. R., Rai, M. K. 2012. Detection and management of mycotoxigenic fungi in nuts and dry fruits. Acta 963, 69-77. Cited by 7
  53. Priti s. Kore, Kishor Saste and Vinaya S.Ghate. Addition The Genus Phyllanthus L. (Euphorbiaceae) From Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Forestry, 2012, pp 45-51.
  54. Kishor saste and Vinaya Ghate Addition to Asteraceae of Maharashtra State Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity. 2012
  55. Danai-Tambhale S, Kumar V, *Shriram V. 2011. Differential Response of Two Scented Indica Rice (Oryza sativa) Cultivars under Salt Stress. Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry 7(4): 387-397. (Russian Society for Plant Physiology).
  56. Bhosle Shekhar R. , Sandhya A. Garad, Hiralal B. Sonawane, Jitendra G. VaidyaErgosterol Content of Several Wood decaying Fungi Using a Modified Method., International journal of Pharmacy and life science, 2(6): 916-918, June 2011.
  57. In vitro Evaluation of Sesquiterpenoid Extracts of Phellinus Samples from Western Ghats of Maharashtra for Antimicrobial Activity. Hiralal B Sonawane, Shekhar Bosle et al, Journal of Phytology, 3(6):35-37, 2011.
  58. Antioxidant Activity Of Folk Medicinal Mushroom ‘Phansomba’ From Western Ghats Of Maharashtra (India). Hiralal Sonawane, Vaidya J.G, Garad S. A, Bhosle S.R. 2011. Journal of phytology research.
  59. Shinde, B.M., Limaye, A. S., Deore, G. B and Laware, S. L. (2010) Physiological Responses of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) Varieties to Drought Stress. Asian Journal of Experimental and Biological Science, Special Vol. No. 1: 68-71
  60. Shinde, B.M., and Laware, S. L. (2010) Effect of Drought Stress on Agronomic and Yield Contributing Characters In Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea ). Asian Journal of Experimental and Biological Science,1(4): 968-971.
  61. Shinde, B.M., and Laware, S. L. (2010) Effect of Drought Stress on Morphological Characters in Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea ). Flora and Fauna, Special issue pp 128-131.
  62. Limaye A. S., Deore G. B., Shinde B. M. and L. Laware(2010) Assessment of Adiantum trapeziforme L. for antioxidant activities. Asian Journal of Experimental and Biological Science, Special Vol. No. 1: 79-84.
  63. Deore G. B., Limaye A. S., Shinde B. M. and L. Laware (2010) Effect of Novel Organic Liquid Fertilizer on Growth and Yield in Chilli (Capsicum annum L.). Asian Journal of Experimental and Biological Science. Special Vol. No. 1: 15-19.
  64. S. Kadam (2010), “Effect of NaCl salinity on stomatal density and stomatal behaviour of Crotalaria L. species”, Bionano Frontier – An International Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Jul-Dec, pp. 300-303, ISSN 0974-0678, Intl. Society of Science & Technology, Mumbai, IF:4.856
  65. Shriram V, Kumar V, Suryawanshi SB, Upadhyay AK, Bhat MK. 2010.Cytotoxic activity of 9,10-dihydro-2,5-dimethoxyphenanthrene-1,7-diol from Eulophia nuda against human cancer cells. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 128: 251-253. 
  66. Shriram V, Jahagirdar S, Latha C, Kumar V, Dhakephalkar P, Rojatkar S, Shitole MG. 2010. Antibacterial and antiplasmid activities of Helicteres isoraIndian Journal of Medical Research, 132: 94-99 (ICMR, New Delhi)       
  67. Kumar V, Shriram V, Kavi Kishor PB, Jawali N, Shitole MG. 2010.Enhanced proline accumulation and salt stress tolerance of transgenic indica rice by over expressing P5CSF129A gene. Plant Biotechnology Reports 4(1): 37-48.
  68. Shekhar R. Bhosle, Jitendra G. Vaidya, Sandhya A. Garad, Hiralal B. Sonawane. Antimicrobial Activity of Terpenoid Extracts from Ganoderma , International journal of Pharmacy and life science, 1(4): 234-240, August 2010.
  69. Kadam P. S. (2009), “Effect of NaCl salinity on Proline content in 120 hrs old seedlings of some Crotalaria species”, Bionano Frontier Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 56-57, ISSN 0974-0678
  70. Kadam P. S. (2009), “Salinity induced changes on peroxidase activities of Crotalaria sp.”, Recent trends in Life sciences, Annasaheb Magar College, Pune
  71. Latha, C., Shriram V, Jahagirdar S, Dhakephalkar PK, Rojatkar SR. 2009. Antiplasmid activity of 1' acetoxychavicol acetate from Alpinia galanga against multi-drug resistant bacteria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 123(3): 522-525
  72. Kumar V, Shriram V, Nikam TD, Jawali N, Shitole MG. 2009. Antioxidant enzyme activities and protein profiling under salt stress in indica rice genotypes differing in salt tolerance. Archives of Agronomy & Soil Sciences, 55(4): 379-394.  DOI: 10.1080/03650340802595543 (Taylor and Francis)
  73. Kumar V, Shriram V, Nikam TD, Jawali N, Shitole MG. 2008. Sodium chloride induced changes in mineral elements in indica rice cultivars differing in salt tolerance. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 31(11): 1999-2017.
  74. Shriram V, Jahagirdar S, Latha C, Kumar V, Puranik V, Rojatkar S, Dhakephalkar P, Shitole MG. 2008. A potential plasmid curing agent 8-epidiosbulbin E acetate from Dioscorea bulbifera against multiple-drug resistant bacteria. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 32: 405-410. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2008.05.013 (Elsevier)
  75. Shriram V, Kumar V, Shitole MG. 2008. Indirect organogenesis and plant regeneration in Helicteres isora, an important medicinal plant. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology- Plant, 44: 186-193.
  76. Kumar V, Shriram V, Nikam TD, Kavi Kishor PB, Jawali N, Shitole MG. 2008. Assessment of tissue culture and antibiotic selection parameters useful for transformation of indica rice. Asian & Australasian Journal of Plant Science & Biotechnology, 2(2): 84-87.
  77. Shriram V, Kumar V, Shitole MG. 2007. In vitro propagation through nodal explants in Helicteres isora, a medicinally important plant. Journal of Plant Biotechnology 34(3): 189-195. DOI: 10.5010/JPB.2007.34.3.189 (Korean Society for Plant Biotechnology)
  78. Kumar V, Shriram V, Jawali N, Shitole MG. Differential response of indica rice genotypes to NaCl stress in relation to physiological and biochemical parameters. Archives of Agronomy & Soil Sciences, 53(5): 581-592.
  79. Latha C., Shriram V, Rojatkar SR. 2006. Chemical Investigation of Alpinia galanga of South India. Journal of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, 30: 192-194. (CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow)
  80. Wadkar P. R., et al. (1991), “Influence of sodium chloride salinity on mineral budget of Crotalaria juncea L.”, Proceedings of Modern trends in Botany, Pune University (India)
  81. Wadkar P. R. (1988), “Germination of Crotalaria L. species under saline conditions”, Proceedings of the 75th session of the Indian Science Congress, Pune (India)
  82. Wadkar P. R. (1987), “Effect of NaCl on nitrate reductase activity in Crotalaria L. species”, Proceedings of the 74th session of the Indian Science Congress, Bangalore (India).
  83. Wadkar P. R., et al. (1987), “Influence of Sodium Chloride salinity on micronutrient status in Crotalaria juncea L.”, Proceedings of national symposium on micronutrient stresses in crop plants: Physiological and Genetic approach to control them, Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri (India).


Book chapters

  1. Khare T, Shriram V, Kumar V. 2018. RNAi Technology: Role in development of abiotic stress tolerant crops. In: Wani SH (Ed.) Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Avenues for Combating Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. Elsevier, doi: 1016/B978-0-12-813066-7.00008-5
  2. Kumar V, Khare T, Srivastav A, Surekha C, Shriram V, Wani SH. 2018. Oxidative stress and leaf senescence: Important Insights. In: Maryam Sarwat (Ed.), Senescence Signalling and Control in Plants.Elsevier (In press).
  3. Kumar V, Khare T, Arya S, Shriram V, Wani SH. 2017. Effects of toxic gases, ozone, carbon dioxide, and wastes on plant secondary metabolism. In: Mansour Ghorbanour and Ajit Varma (Eds) Environmental Challenges and Medicinal Plants, Springer-Verlag, Germany, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-68717-9_5
  4. Kumar V, Shriram V, Hoque TS, Hasan MM, Burritt DJ, Hossain MA. 2017. Glycinebetaine mediated abiotic oxidative-stress tolerance in plants: physiological and biochemical mechanisms. In: Sarwat M et al. (Eds.). Stress Signaling in Plants: Genomics and Proteomics Perspective, Volume 2 p111-133, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, doi: 1007/978-3-319-42183-4_5
  5. Kumar V, Wani SH, Sah SK, Khare T, Shriram V. Engineering Phytohormones for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants. In: Ahammed GJ, Yu J (Eds.) Plant hormones under challenging environmental factors. Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017 7758-2_10
  6. Kumar V, Shriram V, Hussain MA, Kavi Kishor PB. 2015. Engineering proline metabolism for enhanced plant salt stress tolerance. In: Wani SH, Hussain MA (Eds.) Managing salinity tolerance in plants: molecular and genomic perspectives. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp353-372ISBN: 978-1-4822-4513-4.
  7. Vaidya J.G., Bhosle S.R, Bapat Gauri, Sonawane H.B. 2009Recent progress in Medicinal Plants, Drug Plants I Studium Press, Edition: 27. 2009.