To understand the molecular biology of defense mechanisms in Brassica juncea against fungal pathogens (Alternaria brassicae in particular), to isolate and characterize defense genes and their promoters, to study signal transduction pathways for regulation of defense genes and isolation of upstream regulatory genes eg., NPR1 and WYRKY factors and to develop Brassica juncea transgenics with defense genes to improve resistance against fungi. Also working towards isolation of pathogen-inducible promoters and their characterization.
- N. CHANDRASHEKAR, S. ALI, S. RAWAT and A. GROVER 2015.Gene expression profiling of Arabidopsis thaliana chitinasegenes in response to Alternaria brassicae challenge.Indian Phytopath. 68 : 106-111
- Grover A. 2015. Targeting of calcium-sensing protein cameleon from cytoplasm to nucleus. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 24(3):365–368
- Nayanakantha, n.m. chamil1, Sandya Rawat, Sajad ali and Anita grover 2014 Defense gene induction in Camelina sativa upon Alternaria brassicae challenge Indian Phytopathology 67 (3) : 252-256
- Nayankantha N.M.C., S. Rawat, S. Ali and A. Grover. 2014. Alpha-tubulin: A more suitable internal control than Beta Actin in reverse transcription-PCR analysis of Brassica juncea, Sinapis alba and Camelina sativa under different experimental conditions. Ann. Pl. Protec. Sci. 22: 345-351.
- Anita Grover, 2012, Plant chitinases: Genetic Diversity and Physiological roles. Critical reviews in Plant Sciences,31:57-73
- S C DUBEY, ARADHIKA TRIPATHI, P DUREJA and ANITA GROVER 2011 Characterization of secondary metabolites and enzymes produced by Trichoderma species and their efficacy against plant pathogenic fungi Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 81 (5): 455–61