Vikas Srivastava
  • Faculty, Central University of Jammu
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • Plant Biotechnology and Secondary Metabolism


PhD, Lucknow University, 2014

Lab information

Botany Department, Central University of Jammu


A. Research Article
Kumar K, Srivastava V, Purayannur S, Kaladhar V, Cheruvu PJ, Verma PK. 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). DNA Research (2016), 23(3); 225-239. [Impact Factor: 5.404]
Srivastava V. and Verma PK. Genome Wide Identification of LIM Genes in Cicer arietinum and Response of Ca-2LIMs in Development, Hormone and Pathogenic Stress. PloS one (2015), 10(9); p.e0138719. [Impact Factor: 2.806]
Mehrotra S, Srivastava V, Rahman LU, Kukreja AK. Overexpression of a Catharanthus tryptophan decarboxylase (tdc) gene leads to enhanced terpenoid indole alkaloid (TIA) production in transgenic hairy root lines of Rauwolfia serpentina. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 115 (2013); 377-384 [Impact Factor: 2.002]
Srivastava V, Kaur R, Chattopahyay SK, Banerjee S. Production of industrially important cosmaceutical and pharmaceutical derivatives of betuligenol by Atropa belladonna hairy root mediated biotransformation. Industrial Crops and Products 44 (2013); 171– 175. [Impact Factor: 3.181]
Srivastava V, Negi AS, Ajayakumar PV, Khan SA, Banerjee S. Atropa belladonna Hairy Roots: Orchestration of Concurrent Oxidation and Reduction Reactions for Biotransformation of Carbonyl Compounds. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 166 (2012); 1401–1408. [Impact Factor: 1.751]
Srivastava V, Khan SA, Banerjee S. An evaluation of genetic fidelity of encapsulated microshoots of the medicinal plant: Cineraria maritima following six months of storage. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 99 (2009); 193- 197. [Impact Factor: 2.002]
B. Review Article
Srivastava V. and Verma PK. The plant LIM proteins: Unlocking the hidden attractions. Planta 246 (2017): 365–375. [Impact Factor: 3.361]
Mehrotra S, Srivastava V, Rahman LU, Kukreja AK. Hairy root Biotechnology- Indicative timeline to understand missing links and future outlook. Protoplasma 252 (2015): 1189-1201. [Impact Factor: 2.87]
Mehrotra S, Goel MK, Srivastava V, Rahman LU. Hairy root biotechnology of Rauwolfia serpentina: a potent approach for the production of pharmaceutically important terpenoid indole alkaloids. Biotechnology letters 37 (2015): 253-263. [Impact Factor: 1.73]
C. Book Chapter
Mishra S, Srivastava V, Mehrotra S, Quadri N (2017). The Regulation of Plant Development: Cross‐talk of Reactive Oxygen Species and Plant Hormones. Reactive Oxygen Species in Plants: Boon or Bane? Revisiting the Role of ROS, First Edition. Edited by Vijay Pratap Singh, Samiksha Singh, Durgesh K. Tripathi, Sheo Mohan Prasad, and Devendra K. Chauhan. Wiley (ISBN-13: 978-1119287292)
Mehrotra S, Srivastava V (2017). Hairy root in-vitro systems: a suitable biological matrix for plant based remediation of environmental pollutants. Chemical pollution control with microorganisms, Editor: Naser A. Anjum, Nova Science Publishers (ISBN: 978-1-53611-034-0).
Mehrotra S, Mishra S, Srivastava V (2016). Bioreactor technology for hairy root cultivation. Reference Series in Phytochemistry- Bioprocessing of Plant in vitro Systems, Editor: Atanas Pavlov and Thomas Bley, Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-32004-5).
Srivastava V, Mehrotra S, Mishra S (2016). Biotransformation through hairy roots: perspective, outcome and major challenges. Reference Series in Phytochemistry- Transgenesis and Secondary Metabolism, Editor: Sumita Jha, Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-28670-9).
Srivastava V, Mehrotra S, Verma PK (2016). Biotechnological Interventions for Production of Therapeutic Secondary Metabolites Using Hairy Root Cultures of Medicinal Plants. Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Book 8: Crop Modification, Nutrition, and Food Production, Editor: Dubey, Sangwan and Pandey, Elsevier.
Mehrotra S, Srivastava V, Goel MK, Kukreja AK (2016). Scale up of Agrobacterium Rhizogenes Mediated Hairy Root Cultures of Rauwolfia serpentina: A persuasive Approach for Stable Reserpine Production Protocols for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Second Edition (Methods in Molecular Biology), Editors: Jain, S.Mohan (Ed.), Springer Protocol, Humana Press.