Senior Lecturer, Botany
PhD: University of Calcutta (1993)
Crop improvement for the cause of both increase in yield and quality
are the most relevant area to meet the demand for food in the new
millennium. In this aspect increase in crop production by minimizing
the yield loss due to various types of biotic stresses are one of
the priority area where our research interest have been focused.
Availability of genes having the ability of influencing important
biological trait are the major constrains in this direction for
its ultimate application in development of transgenic plant with
desired character. So, one of our major efforts have been directed
towards identification and isolation of new genes involved in the
signal transduction pathway of interaction between plant and compatible
pathogen. In this direction functional genomics approaches has been
initiated for identification of genes from both homologous and heterologous
sources for development of broad-spectrum resistant crop plant against
incompatible pathogens by suitable engineering of the plants own
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Important publications (seven)
- Basu, D., Dehesh, K., Schneider-Poetsch, H. J., Harrington,
S. E., McCouch, S. R. and Quail, P. H. 2000. Rice PHYC gene: structure,
expression, map position and evolution. Plant Mol. Biol. 44: 27-42.
- Nandi, A., Basu, D., Das, S and Sen, S. K. 1999. High level
expression of soybean trypsin inhibitor gene in transgenic tobacco
plants failed to confer resistance against damage caused by Helicoverpa
armigera. J. Biosci. 24: 445-452.
- Nayak, P., Basu, D., Das, S., Basu, A., Ghosh, D., Ramkrishnan,
N. A., Ghosh, M and Sen, S. K. 1997. Transgenic elite indica rice
plants expressing cryIA(c) delta-endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis
are resistant against yellow stem borer (Sirpophaga incertula).
Porc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 92:2111-2116.
- Kar, S., Basu, D., Das, S., Ramkrishnan, N. A., Mukherjee, P.,
Nayak, P and Sen, S. K. 1996. Expression of cryIA(c) gene of Bacillus
thuringiensis in transgenic chickpea plants inhibits development
of pod-borer (Heliothis armigera) larvae. Transgenic Research.
- Basu, D., Das, S., Nayak, P and Sen, S. K. 1995. Monitoring
functional property of the transgene through rapid amplification
of cDNA ends in indica rice transformants. Current Science
- Das, S., Basu, D., Mukherjee, P and Sen, S. K. 1991. Interaction
of T-DNA border sequences and Ti-plasmid vir functions of
Agrobacterium results in differential single-stranded linear T-DNA
molecule production and plant transformation. Indian. J. Exp.
- Basu, D., Das, S., Bandyopadhyay, D and Sen, S. K. 1991. Isolation
and cloning of Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki HD73 toxin
gene and construction of a chimeric gene for expression in plants.
Indian. J. Exp. Biol. 29: 1002- 1009.