Rajeevkumar Sarma
  • Research scientist, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, India
Research focus
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant Metabolic Engineering, Stress Tolerance, Plant Specialized Metabolism


PhD, Bharathiar University, Indi

Lab information

Dinesh Nagegowda's Lab


1. Kumar SR, Shilpashree HB and Nagegowda DA. Transgenic periwinkle plants overexpressing bifunctional geranyl(geranyl) diphosphate synthase and geraniol synthase accumulate enhanced monoterpene indole alkaloids. Plant Biotechnology Journal (Under review). Impact Factor- 7.44.
2. Dwivedi V, Kumar SR#, Rao S, Olsson SB and Nagegowda DA. An inducible potato (E,E)-farnesol synthase confers tolerance against Pseudomonas syringae in potato and tobacco. New Phytologist. (Under revision) Impact Factor 7.67. # Equal contribution
3. Dhivya S, Baskar V, Kumar SR and Sathishkumar R. (2017). An immunoinformatics approach to define T cell epitopes from polyketide and non‐ribosomal peptide synthesis proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as potential vaccine candidates. Journal of Molecular Recognition. Impact Factor- 3.310
4. Singh AK#, Kumar SR#, Dwivedi V#, Rai A, Pal S, Shasany AK, Nagegowda DA (2017). A WRKY transcription factor from Withania somnifera regulates triterpenoid withanolide accumulation and biotic stress tolerance through modulation of phytosterol and defense pathways. New Phytologist. 215: 1115-1131. # Equal contribution. Impact Factor- 7.67
5. Meena S#, Kumar SR#, Dwivedi V#, Singh AK, Chanotiya CS, Akhtar Q, Kumar K, Shasany AK, and Nagegowda DA. (2107). Transcriptomic insight into terpenoid and carbazole-alkaloid biosynthesis, and functional characterization of two terpene synthases in curry tree (Murraya koenigii L.) Scientific Reports. 7: 44126: doi: 10.1038/srep44126. # Equal contribution. Impact Factor- 5.57

6. Meena S#, Kumar SR#, Dwivedi V, Rao DKV, Rastogi S Shasany AK and Nagegowda DA. (2016). Deciphering essential oil biosynthetic pathway in aromatic grass Cymbopogon flexuosus by transcriptomic approach. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:1129. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01129. # Equal contribution. Impact Factor- 4.495

7. Campos MD, Nogales A, Cardoso HG, Kumar SR, Nobre T, Sathishkumar R and Arnholdt-Schmitt B. (2016) Stress-induced accumulation of DcAOX1 and DcAOX2a transcripts coincides with critical time point for structural biomass prediction in carrot primary cultures. Frontiers in Genetics. 7:1. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2016.00001. Impact Factor- 3.78
8. Rajeevkumar S, Anunanthini P and Sathishkumar R. (2105) Epigenetic silencing in transgenic plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:693. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00693. Impact Factor- 4.495
9. Kumar K, Kumar SR, Diwedi V, Rai A, Shukla A and Nagegowda DA. (2015). In planta characterisation establishes the critical role of gerianol synthase in Catharanthus roseus monoterpene indole alkaloid biosynthesis. Plant Science. 239: 56-66. Impact Factor- 3.362
10. Selvaraj D, Kumar SR, Shanmuganadan D, Srinivasan R and Sathishkumar R.(2015). Evaluation of DNA barcode candidates for the discrimination of the large plant family apocynaceae. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 301: 1263-1273. Impact Factor- 1.154
11. Kumar SR, Kiruba R, Balamurugan S, Cardoso HG, Arnholdt-Schmitt B, Zakwan A and Sathishkumar R. (2014). Carrot antifreeze protein enhances cold tolerance in transgenic tomato. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 36:21-27. 2014. Impact Factor- 1.563
12. Kumar SR, Anandhan S, Dhivya S, Zakwan A and Sathishkumar R. (2013).Isolation and characterization of cold inducible genes in Carrot by suppression subtractive hybridization. Biologia Plantarum. 57:97-104. Impact Factor- 1.663
13. Dhivya S, Dhivya S, Rajeev Kumar S, Ramachandran V, Jijo C Joseph and Sathishkumar R. (2013). DNA Barcode ITS1 effectively distinguish the medicinal plant Boerhavia diffusa from its adulterants. Journal of Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics.10:364-367. Impact Factor- NA
14. M. C. Harish, S. Rajeevkumar and R. Sathishkumar. (2010). Efficient in vitro callus induction and regeneration of different Tomato cultivars of India. Asian Journal of Biotechnology. 2:178-184. Impact Factor- NA
15. Dhivya S, Rajeev Kumar Sarma and Ramalingam S. (2008). Phylogenetic analysis of chloroplast matK gene from Zingiberaceae for plant DNA barcoding. Bioinformation. 3:24-27. Impact Factor- NA