Title Dr. First Name Kamal Last Name Kumar
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Department of Plant Molecular Biology SDC
Email kkumar@pmb.du.ac.in
Phone.no 24117191
Employement Info
Employee Type Nature Of Employment
Teaching Permanent
Degree/Certification Institution Year
Ph.D. - Molecular and functional characterization of a WRKY transcription factor from chickpea Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 2010
PG Tezpur University 2003
UG University of Rajasthan 2001
HSC Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 1997
SSC Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 1995
Examination Name Conducted By Date of Passing
NET CSIR-UGC JRF and NET held on 22 Dec. 2002 2003-06-26
Research Guidance
PhD scholars under Supervision Awarded PhD Submitted
M.Phil Scholars – Under Supervision Awarded Degree Submitted
Research Publications
Article Name Publication Type Journal Name ISSN No Volume Year URL DOI
WRKY domain-encoding genes of a crop legume chickpea (Cicer arietinum): comparative analysis with Medicago truncatula WRKY family and characterization of group-III gene(s) Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals DNA Research 1756-1663 23 2016 https://academic.oup.com/dnaresearch/article/23/3/225/1745389 10.1093/dnares/dsw010

Broadening the horizon of crop research: a decade of advancements in plant molecular genetics to divulge phenotype governing genes Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Planta 1432-2048 255 2022 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-022-03827-0 10.1007/s00425-022-03827-0

Modulation of fungal virulence through CRZ1 regulated F-BAR-dependent actin remodeling and endocytosis in chickpea infecting phytopathogen Ascochyta rabiei Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals PLoS Genetics 1553-7404 17 2021 https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1009137 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009137

Transcript profiling reveals potential regulators for oxidative stress response of a necrotrophic chickpea pathogen Ascochyta rabiei Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals 3 Biotech 10 2020 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13205-020-2107-8 10.1007/s13205-020-2107-8

mQTL-seq and classical mapping implicates the role of an AT-HOOK MOTIF CONTAINING NUCLEAR LOCALIZED (AHL) family gene in Ascochyta blight resistance of chickpea Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Plant, Cell & Environment 1365-3040 41 2018 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pce.13177 10.1111/pce.13177

Phylogenomic analysis of MKKs and MAPKs from 16 legumes and detection of interacting pairs in chickpea divulge MAPK signalling modules Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Scientific Reports 2045-2322 7 2017 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-04913-0 10.1038/s41598-017-04913-0

An alternative approach in Gateway cloning when the bacterial antibiotic selection cassettes of the entry clone and destination vector are the same Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Molecular Biotechnology 54 2013 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12033-012-9549-0 10.1007/s12033-012-9549-0

Comparative structural modelling of a monothiol GRX from chickpea: insight in iron-sulphur cluster assembly Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 0141-8130 51 2012 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813012001857 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2012.05.014

Differential transcript accumulation in chickpea during early phases of compatible interaction with a necrotrophic fungus Ascochyta rabiei Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Molecular Biology Reports 1573-4978 39 2012 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11033-011-1255-7 10.1007/s11033-011-1255-7

Ascochyta rabiei: A threat to global chickpea production Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Molecular Plant Pathology 1364-3703 23 2022 https://bsppjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mpp.13235 10.1111/mpp.13235

Global transcriptome and co-expression analysis reveal robust host defence pathway reprogramming and identify key regulators of early phases of Cicer-Ascochyta interactions Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction 1943-7706 35(11) 2022 https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/MPMI-06-22-0134-R 10.1094/MPMI-06-22-0134-R

The nuclear effector ArPEC25 from the necrotrophic fungus Ascochyta rabiei targets the chickpea transcription factor CaβLIM1a and negatively modulates lignin biosynthesis, increasing host susceptibility Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals The Plant Cell 1040-4651 35 2023 https://academic.oup.com/plcell/article/35/3/1134/6966000 10.1093/plcell/koac372

A small cysteine-rich fungal effector, BsCE66 is essential for the virulence of Bipolaris sorokiniana on wheat plants Research Papers in Scopus Listed Journals Fungal Genetics and Biology 1096-0937 166 2023 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1087184523000294?via%3Dihub 10.1016/j.fgb.2023.103798

Genomics-assisted genetics of complex regions from chickpea chromosome 4 reveals two candidate genes for Ascochyta blight resistance Research Papers in Scopus Listed Journals Plant Science 0168-9452 334 2023 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2023.111781 10.1016/j.plantsci.2023.111781

Publications other than journal articles
Title of Publication Type of Publication Publisher Role in Publication ISBN Number Year URL Level
Functional Characterization of Genes Involved in Legume Nodulation Using Hairy Root Cultures Chapters in Books Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. Co-Author 978-981-15-4055-4 2020 International
Constructing synthetic pathways in plants: Strategies and tools Chapters in Books Elsevier B.V. Co-Author 978-0-444-64085-7 2019 International
Genetic engineering to improve biotic stress tolerance in plants Chapters in Books Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. Co-Author 978-981-10-2961-5 2017 International
Plant pathogen interactions: Crop improvement under adverse conditions Chapters in Books Springer Science+Business Media New York Author 978-1-4614-5001-6 2013 International
Genomics of filamentous phytopathogens: new insight in pathogenesis and virulence Chapters in Books Westville Publishing House, New Delhi, INDIA Author 978-8185873848 2012 National
Professional development programmes
Title of the Programme Sponsoring Institution Organising Institution Association as type
Online two-week Interdisciplinary Refresher Course in “ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY” Ramanujan College, DU in collaboration with MAHARAJA SURAJMAL INSTITUTE, Delhi Attendee Refresher Program
Online Induction Training/ Orientation Programme for Faculty in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions of Higher Education (FIP_36) Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi Attendee Orientation Programme
Seminar / Conference Details / Workshops
Title of the Activity Attended As Date
UGC SAP (DRS-I) & DST Sponsored National Seminar on Plant Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century Invited Talk 2014-03-04
"Study of a novel dithiol glutaredoxin from chickpea" as poster in 2nd International Conference in Trends in Cellular and Molecular Biology at JNU, New Delhi, INDIA Poster Presentation 2008-01-07
"Analysis of chickpea transcriptome in response to Ascochyta rabiei infection using Roche/454 sequencing" as poster in VI International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG) (Oct 2–7, 2012) at Hyderabad Poster Presentation 2012-10-06
"The analysis of WRKY superfamily genes in the non-model crop chickpea (Cicer arietinum)" as poster in 7th Annual Convention of ABAP & International Conference on Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine & Human Health (Oct, 18–20, 2013) at DU South Campus Poster Presentation 2013-10-20
PC236- "Interactome analyses in the stress associated signaling cascade: A case for the legume crop chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)" in 3rd International Plant Physiology Congress: Challenges and Strategies in Plant Biology Research at JNU, New Delhi Poster Presentation 2015-12-13
“Fine-mapping of QTLs responsible for Ascochyta blight resistance in chickpea” in Satellite Meeting to the International Congress of the Cell Biology 2018, Hyderabad “Dynamics in Plant Cell: Present and Beyond” Feb 2–3, 2018 at NIPGR, New Delhi Poster Presentation 2018-02-02
Global Bio-India 2019 at Aerocity, New Delhi Poster Presentation 2019-11-22
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