Anand Patwardhan University of California, San Diego
5 protocols

Manoj B. Menon Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
2 protocols

Satyabrata Nanda China National Rice Research Institute
5 protocols

Vaibhav Shah The University of New South Wales
19 protocols

Saumik Basu
  • Post-Doc, Washington State University
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • Plant-insect-virus interactions




1. Basu S, Clark RE, Lee BW, Blundell R, Casteel CL, Crowder DW. Reciprocal antagonism between a plant virus and rhizobial bacteria in a legume crop (Functional Ecology in review).
2) Basu S*, Clark RE, Fu Z, Lee BW, Crowder DW. (2020). Insect alarm pheromones in response to predators: molecular mechanisms and ecological trade-offs in food webinteractions. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMID: 33359575. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2020.103514. (*= Corresponding author).
3) Basu S, Singh D, Sahu S, Singh AK, Chakraborty S. (2020). Role of viral suppressors governing asymmetric synergism between tomato-infecting begomoviruses. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-020-11070-4.
4) Schaeffer RN, Pfeiffer VW, Basu S, Brousil M, Strohm C, DuPont ST, Vannette RL, Crowder DW. (2020). Orchard management and landscape context mediate the floral microbiome of pear. DOI: 10.1101/2020.12.23.424173 (, preprint).
5) Lee BW, Basu S, Bera S, Casteel CL, Crowder DW. Vector responses to predation risk and alarm pheromones affect plant virus transmission. (Oecologia in review).
6) Chisholm PJ, Eigenbrode SD, Clark RE, Basu S, Crowder DW. (2019). Plant-mediated indirect interactions between a vector and a non-vector herbivore promotes the spread of a plant virus. Proceedings of Royal society B. PMID: 31551062. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2019.1383.
7) Basu S, Pereira AE, Pinheiro DH, Wang H, Siegfried BD, Louis J, Vélez AM (2019). Evaluation of reference genes for expression analysis using quantitative real-time PCR in southern corn rootworm, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (Barber). Scientific Reports. PMID: 31341190. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-47020-y.
8) Palmer NA, Basu S, Heng-Moss T, Bradshaw JD, Sarath S, Louis J (2019). Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda Smith) feeding elicits differential defense responses in upland and lowland switchgrass. PLoS ONE. PMID: 31194847. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218352.
9) Clark RE, Basu S, Lee BW, Crowder DW. (2019). Tri-trophic interactions and non- vector herbivores determine the spread of vector-borne pathogens through trait- and density-mediated mechanisms. Ecology. PMID: 31482568. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2879.
10) Basu S, Kumar Kushwaha N, Kumar Singh A, Pankaj Sahu P, Vinoth Kumar R, Chakraborty S. (2018). Dynamics of a geminivirus encoded pre-coat protein and host RNA- dependent RNA polymerase 1 in regulating symptom recovery in tobacco. J Exp Bot. PMID: 29432546 DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ery043.
11) Basu S, Varsani S, Louis J. (2018). Altering Plant Defenses: Herbivore-Associated Molecular Patterns and Effector Arsenal of Chewing Herbivores. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. PMID: 28840787. DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-07-17-0183-FI.
12) Ray S, Basu S, Rivera-Vega LJ, Acevedo FE, Louis J, Felton GW, Luthe DS. (2016). Lessons from the Far End: Caterpillar FRASS-Induced Defenses in Maize, Rice, Cabbage, and Tomato. J Chem Ecol. PMID: 27704315 DOI: 10.1007/s10886-016-0776-x.
13) Varsani S, Basu S, Williams WP, Felton GW, Luthe DS, Louis J. (2016). Intraplant communication in maize contributes to defense against insects. Plant Signal Behav. PMID: 27467304 DOI: 10.1080/15592324.2016.1212800.
14) Louis J, Basu S, Varsani S, Castano-Duque L, Jiang V, Wiiliams WP, Felton GW, Luthe DS. (2015) Ethylene contributes to mir1-mediated maize defense against the phloem-sap sucking corn leaf aphid. Plant Physiol. PMID: 26253737 DOI: 10.1104/pp.15.00958.
15) Kumar RV, Singh AK, Singh AK, Yadav T, Basu S, Kushwaha N, Chattopadhyay B, Chakraborty S. (2015). Complexity of begomovirus and betasatellite populations associated with chilli leaf curl disease in India. J Gen Virol. PMID: 26251220 DOI: 10.1099/jgv.0.000254.
16) Sharma VK, Basu S, Chakraborty S. (2015). RNAi mediated broad-spectrum transgenic resistance in Nicotiana benthamiana to chilli-infecting begomoviruses. Plant Cell Rep. PMID: 25916177 DOI: 10.1007/s00299-015-1795-8.
17) Kushwaha N, Singh AK, Basu S, Chakraborty S. (2015). Differential response of diverse solanaceous hosts to tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus infection indicates coordinated action of NBS-LRR and RNAi-mediated host defense. Arch Virol. PMID: 25894479 DOI: 10.1007/s00705-015-2399-x.
18) Sharma VK, Kushwaha N, Basu S, Singh AK, Chakraborty S. (2015). Identification of siRNA generating hot spots in multiple viral suppressors to generate broad-spectrum antiviral resistance in plants. Physiol Mol Biol Plants. PMID: 25648440 DOI: 10.1007/s12298-014-0264-0.
19) Ranjan P, Singh AK, Kumar RV, Basu S, Chakraborty S. (2014). Host-specific adaptation of diverse betasatellites associated with distinct Indian tomato-infecting begomoviruses. Virus Genes. PMID: 24384936 DOI: 10.1007/s11262-013-1031-y.
20) Basu S, Clark RE, Casteel CL, Crowder DW. Assessing the role of chemical defense and plant nutrients in mediating plant-insect-pathogen interactions (ready for submission in
Molecular Ecology).
21) Basu S, Lee BW, Clark RE, Bera S, Casteel CL, Crowder DW. Effects of soil rhizobia in inducing anti-herbivore defense and altering host plant quality in peas in response to S. lineatus feeding (Ready for submission in Proceedings of Royal Society B).

Book Chapter
Basu S, Sharma VK, Bhattacharyya D, Chakraborty S. (2014) An overview of antiviral RNA in plant: biogenesis, host-virus interaction and potential applications. "Approaches to Plant Stress and their Management". Springer Verlag publishers. DOI 10.1007/978-81- 322-1620-9_18.
4 Protocols reviewed
Quantification of Methylglyoxal Levels in Cowpea Leaves in Response to Cowpea Aphid Infestation
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Cell Type-specific mRNA Purification in Caenorhabditis elegans via Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification
Authors:  Ian G. McLachlan and Steven W. Flavell, date: 08/05/2019, view: 2907, Q&A: 0
Cell type-specific molecular profiling is widely used to gain new insights into the diverse cell types that make up complex biological tissues. Translating ribosome affinity purification (TRAP) is a method in which the cell type-specific expression ...
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