Pooja Verma National Institute of Plant Genome Research
1 protocol

Manoj Majee
  • NIPGR, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, India
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Bose Institute/Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2004

Current position

Staff Scientist III at National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India


  1. Verma, P., Kaur, H., Petla, B. P., Rao, V., Saxena, S. C. and Majee, M. (2013). PROTEIN L-ISOASPARTYL METHYLTRANSFERASE2 is differentially expressed in chickpea and enhances seed vigor and longevity by reducing abnormal isoaspartyl accumulation predominantly in seed nuclear proteins. Plant Physiol 161(3): 1141-1157.
  2. Kaur, H., Verma, P., Petla, B. P., Rao, V., Saxena, S. C. and Majee, M. (2013). Ectopic expression of the ABA-inducible dehydration-responsive chickpea L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase 2 (CaMIPS2) in Arabidopsis enhances tolerance to salinity and dehydration stress. Planta 237(1): 321-335.
  3. Bhatt, D., Saxena, S. C., Jain, S., Dobriyal, A. K., Majee, M. and Arora, S. (2013). Cloning, expression and functional validation of drought inducible ascorbate peroxidase (Ec-apx1) from Eleusine coracana. Mol Biol Rep 40(2): 1155-1165.
  4. Lata, C., Bhutty, S., Bahadur, R. P., Majee, M. and Prasad, M. (2011). Association of an SNP in a novel DREB2-like gene SiDREB2 with stress tolerance in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.)]. Journal of experimental botany 62(10): 3387-3401.
  5. Verma, P., Singh, A., Kaur, H. and Majee, M. (2010). Protein L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase1 (CaPIMT1) from chickpea mitigates oxidative stress-induced growth inhibition of Escherichia coli. Planta 231(2): 329-336.
  6. Kaur, H., Shukla, R. K., Yadav, G., Chattopadhyay, D. and Majee, M. (2008). Two divergent genes encoding L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase1 (CaMIPS1) and 2 (CaMIPS2) are differentially expressed in chickpea. Plant Cell Environ 31(11): 1701-1716.
  7. Shen, H., Zhu, L., Castillon, A., Majee, M., Downie, B. and Huq, E. (2008). Light-induced phosphorylation and degradation of the negative regulator PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR1 from Arabidopsis depend upon its direct physical interactions with photoactivated phytochromes. Plant Cell 20(6): 1586-1602.
  8. Salaita, L., Kar, R. K., Majee, M. and Downie, A. B. (2005). Identification and characterization of mutants capable of rapid seed germination at 10 degrees C from activation-tagged lines of Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot 56(418): 2059-2069.
  9. Majee, M., Patra, B., Mundree, S. G. and Majumder, A. L. (2005). Molecular Cloning, Bacterial Overexpression and Characterization of L-myo-inositol 1-Phosphate Synthase from a Monocotyledonous Resurrection Plant, Xerophyta viscosa Baker. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 14(2): 95-99.
  10. Majee, M., Maitra, S., Dastidar, K. G., Pattnaik, S., Chatterjee, A., Hait, N. C., Das, K. P. and Majumder, A. L. (2004). A novel salt-tolerant L-myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase from Porteresia coarctata (Roxb.) Tateoka, a halophytic wild rice: molecular cloning, bacterial overexpression, characterization, and functional introgression into tobacco-conferring salt tolerance phenotype. J Biol Chem 279(27): 28539-28552.
  11. Chatterjee, A., Majee, M., Ghosh, S. and Majumder, A. L. (2004). sll1722, an unassigned open reading frame of Synechocystis PCC 6803, codes for L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase. Planta 218(6): 989-998.
  12. Bhattacharya, J., GhoshDastidar, K., Chatterjee, A., Majee, M. and Majumder, A. L. (2004). Synechocystis Fe superoxide dismutase gene confers oxidative stress tolerance to Escherichia coli. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 316(2): 540-544.
  13. Majumder, A. L., Chatterjee, A., Ghosh Dastidar, K. and Majee, M. (2003). Diversification and evolution of L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase. FEBS Lett 553(1-2): 3-10.

Peer-reviewed Books and Chapters

  1. Saxena, S. C., Kaur, H., Verma, P., Petla, B. P., Rao, V., Majee, M. (2012). Osmoprotectants: Potential for Crop Improvement under Adverse Conditions. In Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress, ed by Tuteja & Gill. Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA.
  2. Majee, M. and Kaur, H. (2011). L- myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase (MIPS) in chickpea: gene duplication and functional divergence. In Gene Duplication ed. by Felix Fredburg: Intech (ISBN 978-953-307-387-3).
  3. Majumder, A.L., Hait, N.C., Deb, I., Majee, M., Chatterjee, A., Dastidar, K.G., Bhattacharyya, S., Ghosh, S., Chatterjee, A., Maitra, S. and Pattanaik, S. (2003). L-myo Inositol 1-Phosphate Synthase: an ancient protein with diverse function. In Molecular Insight in Plant Biology. P. Nath, A.K. Mattoo, S.A. Ranade and J.H. Weil (Editors), Publishers: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co.Pvt. Ltd; New Delhi, India. Chapter 5, pp67- 76.

Patent filed

  1. Patent filed # 23/DEL/2012 (January 4th 2012) “SEED VIGOR ASSOCIATED POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES FROM CHICKPEA AND USES THEREOF” (Inventor: Manoj Majee & Pooja Verma, NIPGR, New Delhi, India)

Patent approved

  1. Patent application # PAT/4.1.4/02019/2003 dated March 17th, 2003. Kind Code: A1 “A salt Tolerant L-myo-Inositol 1 Phosphate Synthase and a process of obtaining the same”. (Inventors: A. Lahiri Majumder and M. Majee, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India).
1 Protocol published
Authors:  Pooja Verma and Manoj Majee, date: 09/05/2013, view: 55653, Q&A: 9
Tetrazolium (TZ) assay is the fast evaluation for seed viability and alternative quick method for seed’s germinability (Porter et al., 1947; Wharton, 1955). All respiring tissues are capable of converting a colourless compound, TZ (2,3,5 ...
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