Institution/Company: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

Career Status:
Government scientist

Research Areas:
Genetics, Genomics, Applied Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Systems Biology, Food Security


Mallikarjuna MG*, Thirunavukkarasu N, Sharma R, Shiriga K, Hossain F, Bhat JS, Mithra AC, Marla SS, Manjaiah KM, Rao A, Gupta HS. (2020). Comparative transcriptome analysis of iron and zinc deficiency in maize (Zea mays L.). Plants 9: 1812. 

Jeevan B, Gogoi R, Sharma D, Manjunatha C, Rajashekar H, Ram D, Mishra KK, MG Mallikarjuna* (2020). Genetic analysis of maydis leaf blight resistance in subtropical maize (Zea mays L.) germplasm. Journal of Genetics. 89: 1-9.

Sathee L, Mallikarjuna MG, Jagadhesana B, Jha SK. (2020). Major transcription factor families involved in nitrogen stress adaptation in plant. In Transcription Factors for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants (pp. 225-237). Elsevier

Bhat JS, Patil BS, Hariprasanna K, Hossain F, Vignesh M, Mukri G, Mallikarjuna MG,….,Choudhary AK (2018). Genetic enhancement of micronutrient content in cereals. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics. 50 (3): 373-429.

Agrawal PK, Mallikarjuna MG, Gupta HS. (2018). Genetics and Applied Genomics of Quality Protein Maize for Food and Nutritional Security. In Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement, Volume 3  (pp. 151-178). Springer, Cham.

Mittal S, Banduni P, Mallikarjuna MG, Rao AR, Jain PA, Dash PK, Thirunavukkarasu N. (2018). Structural, functional and evolutionary characterization of major drought transcription factors families in maize. Frontiers in Chemistry. 6: 177.doi:10.3389/fchem.2018.00177 

Mittal S, Mallikarjuna MG, Rao AR, Jain PA, Dash PK, Thirunavukkarasu N. (2017). Comparative analysis of CDPK family in maize, Arabidopsis, rice and sorghum revealed potential targets for drought tolerance improvement. Frontiers in Chemistry. 5:115. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2017.00115

Arora K, Panda KK, Mittal S, Mallikarjuna MG, and Thirunavukkarasu N. (2017). In-silico characterization and functional validation of cell wall modification genes imparting waterlogging tolerance in maize. Bioinformatics and Biology Insights,11: 1–13. doi: 10.1177/17932217747277

Arora K, Panda KK, Mittal S, Mallikarjuna MG, Rao AR, Dash PK and Thirunavukkarasu N. (2017). RNAseq revealed the important gene pathways controlling adaptive mechanisms under waterlogged stress in maize. Scientific Reports, 8;7(1): 10950. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10561-1 

Gioi HA, Mallikarjuna MG, Mittal S, Banduni P, Jha SK, Dash PK, Arunkumar M B, Gadag RN, Rao AR and Thirunavukkarasu N. (2017). Variable level of dominance of candidate genes controlling drought functional traits in maize hybrids. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8: 940. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00940 

Aravind J, Sharma R, Banduni P, Mittal S, Shiriga K, Mallikarjuna MG, Kumar A, Rao AR and Thirunavukkarasu N. (2017) Identification, characterization and functional validation of drought-responsive microRNAs in subtropical maize inbreds. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8: 941. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00941 

Mittal S, Arora K, Rao AR, Mallikarjuna MG, Gupta H and Thirunavukkarasu N (2017). Genomic selection for drought tolerance using genome-wide SNPs in maize. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 550. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00550

Nepolean Thirunavukkarasu, Rinku Sharma, Nidhi Singh, Kaliyugam Shiriga, Sweta Mohan, Swati Mittal, Shikha Mittal, MG Mallikarjuna, Atmakuri R. Rao, Prasanta Dash, Firoz Hossain, and Hari Shanker Gupta. (2017) Genome-wide expression and functional interactions of genes under drought stress in maize.International Journal of Genomics,

Karjagi CG, Sekhar JC, Lakshmi SP, Suby SB, Kaur J, Mallikarjuna MG and Kumar P. (2017). Breeding for Resistance to Insect Pests in Maize. In Breeding Insect Resistant Crops for Sustainable Agriculture (pp. 201-229). Springer, Singapore.

Mallikarjuna MG, Nepolean T, Mittal S, Hossain F, Bhat JS, Manjaiah KM, Marla SS, MithraACR, AgrawalPK, Rao AR andGupta HS. (2016). In-silicocharacterisation and comparative mapping of yellow stripe like (YSL) transporters in five grass crop species. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (The), 86(5), 621-7. 

Mallikarjuna MG, Nepolean T, Hossain F, Bhat JS, Jha SK, Rathore A, Agrawal PK, Pattanayak A, Reddy SS, Gularia SK, Singh AM, Manjaiah KMandGupta HS. (2015). Stability Performance of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry-Phenotyped Kernel Minerals Concentration and Grain Yield in Maize in Different Agro-Climatic Zones. PLoS One, 10(9), e0139067. 

Gupta HS, Hossain F, Nepolean T, Vignesh M, and Mallikarjuna MG. (2015). Understanding genetic and molecular bases of Fe and Zn accumulation towards development of micronutrient-enriched maize. In Nutrient Use Efficiency: from Basics to Advances (pp. 255-282). Springer, India.

Mallikarjuna MG, Nepolean T, Hossain F, Manjaiah KM, Singh AM and Gupta HS. (2014). Genetic variability and correlation of kernel micronutrients among exotic quality protein maize inbreds and their utility in breeding programme. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding (The), 74(2), 166-173. 

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