Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek

Group leader, Plant Stress Biology
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
110 067 New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +91-11-26742357


Department of Botany, University of Delhi, India, BSc (Hons), 1989
Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, India, MSc, 1991
Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, India, PhD, 1997

Career History

Since 2016, Group Leader, Plant Stress Biology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India 
2015, Visiting Scientist, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
2001-2015, Staff Research Scientist, ICGEB, New Delhi, India
2005, Visiting Scientist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
2000-2001, Research Scientist, Plant Molecular Biology, ICGEB, New Delhi.
1999, Research Scientist, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi.
1998, Postdoc Fellow, Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina, NC, USA.
1997, Scientist, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi.

Scientific Activity

Dr. Sneh has been involved in teaching and research at ICGEB for the past one and a half decades. Her group has been focusing on understanding the basic responses of plants towards abiotic stresses such as salinity, drought and high temperature. Her group has developed various novel strategies to combat these stresses and thus has generated various products with improved tolerance to abiotic stress, in addition to improved nutrition and high yield. To carry out evaluation of these modified crop plants, she has developed state-of-the-art green house and screen house facility at ICGEB. She has been contributing to the overall functioning of the Institution being member of various vital committees such as Institutional Biosafety committee, Seminars committee, Purchase committee, Green house maintenance committee and PhD admissions committee. For training manpower from neighboring countries, she has also conducted various short duration theoretical and practical workshops at ICGEB. Besides this, she has coordinated a Centre of Excellence, DBT Project onTranslational program in agriculture biotechnology: developing transgenic rice for salinity/drought stress tolerance” along with several bi-national research programs and industry supported programs. Her lab has fetched international recognition where she has developed international collaboration for research with various Universities, such as UC Davis, and Washington University, USA, University of Melbourne, Australia, University of Helsinki, Finland, Utrecht University, Netherlands, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Bangladesh and Koltzov Institute of Development Biology, Russia.

She has made outstanding contribution in establishing unequivocally the role of glyoxalase pathway, including many novel members, in plant stress physiology. She has also assigned functions to many hypothetical proteins in stress responses and has developed marker-free transgenic rice plants, which can grow and yield high in saline and dry lands.      

Teaching Activity

ICGEB PhD Course, ICGEB New Delhi.


2015, Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc, NASI).
2012, DBT‐BIRAC Innovator Award, for the best Innovation in the Agriculture Sector, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India.
2008-2009, Prof. Hira Lal Chakravarty Memorial Award, for significant research in the field of Life Sciences, Indian Science Congress Association.
2006, Innovative Young Biotechnologist, DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
2005, Visiting Scientist Fellowship Award, Cornell University, USA.
1995, “Travel Fellowship by UNESCO” Award.
1994, Indian Scientist Award, International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New Delhi, India.
1989, South Campus Scholarship.

Selected publications

Research/Review Articles (Publications as corresponding author have been marked with *)

Gupta BK, Sahoo KK, Ghosh A, Tripathi AK, Anwar K, Das P, Singh AK, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2018). Manipulation of glyoxalase pathway confers tolerance to multiple stresses in rice. Plant Cell Environ. 41 (5): 1186-1120.

Joshi R, Sahoo KK, Tripathi AK, Kumar R, Gupta BK, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2018). Knockdown of an inflorescence meristem-specific cytokinin oxidase – OsCKX2 in rice reduces yield penalty under salinity stress condition. Plant Cell Environ. 41 (5): 936-946.

Kumar R, Subba A, Kaur C, Ariyadasa T, Sharan A, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2018). OsCBSCBSPB4 is a two cystathionine-β-synthase domain-containing protein from rice that functions in abiotic stress tolerance. Curr Genomics. 19(1):50-59.

Soda N, Gupta BK, Khalid A, Saran A, Govindjee, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2018). Rice intermediate filament, OsIF, stabilizes photosynthetic machinery and yield under salinity and heat stress. Sci Rep. 6;8(1):4072.

Joshi R, Singla-Pareek SL& Pareek A (2018). Engineering Abiotic Stress Response in Plants for Biomass Production. J Biol Chem. 6:293(14):5035-5043.

Lakra N, Kaur C, Anwar K, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2018).  Proteomics of contrasting rice genotypes: Identification of potential targets for raising crops for saline environment. Plant Cell Environ. 41(5);947-969.

Tripathi A, Chacon O, SSingla-Pareek SL, Sopory SK & Sanan-Mishra N (2018). Mapping the microRNA expression profiles in glyoxalase over-expressing salinity tolerant rice. Curr Genomics. 19(1):21-35.

Kaur C, Tripathi AK, Nutan KK, Sharma S, Ghosh A, Tripathi JK, Pareek A, Singla-Pareek SL* & Sopory SK (2017). A nucleus-localized rice glyoxalase I enzyme, OsGLYI-8 functions in the detoxification of methylglyoxal in the nucleus. Plant J, 89: 565-576.

Tripathi AK, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2017). TUNEL Assay to Assess Extent of DNA Fragmentation and Programmed Cell Death in Root Cells under Various Stress Conditions. Bio-Protocols, 7 (16): e2502.

Bagri J, Yadav A, Anwar K, Dkhar J, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2017). Metabolic shift in sugars and amino acids regulates sprouting in Saffron corm. Sci Rep, 7 (1): 11904.

Sharan A, Soni P, Nongpiur RC, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2017). Mapping the ‘two-component system’ network in rice. Sci Rep, 7:9287.

Joshi R, Gupta P, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2017). Biomass production in salinity response in plants: Role of MicroRNAs. Ind J Plant Physiol, 22(4): 448-457.

Wungrampha S, Joshi R, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2017). Photosynthesis and salinity: are they mutually exclusive? Photosynthetica, 56.

Kaur C, Sharma S, Hasan MR, Pareek A, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2017). Characteristic Variations and Similarities in Biochemical, Molecular, and Functional Properties of Glyoxalases across Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. Int J Mol Sci, 18 (4): 250.

Tripathi AK, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2016). A NAP-Family Histone Chaperone Functions in Abiotic Stress Response and Adaptation. Plant Physiol, 171: 2854-2868.

Ghosh A, Kushwaha HR, Hasan MR, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2016). Presence of unique glyoxalase III proteins in plants indicates the existence of shorter route for methylglyoxal detoxification. Sci Rep. 6: 18358.

Kushwaha HR, Joshi R, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2016). MATH-Domain Family Shows Response toward Abiotic Stress in Arabidopsis and Rice. Front Plant Sci, 7:923.

Sharma S, Kaur C, Singla-Pareek SL* & Sopory SK (2016). OsSRO1a Interacts with RNA Binding Domain-Containing Protein (OsRBD1) and Functions in Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Yeast. Front Plant Sci, 7:62.

Soda N, Sharan A, Gupta B, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2016). Evidence for nuclear interaction of a cytoskeleton protein (OsIFL) with metallothionein and its role in salinity stress tolerance. Sci Rep, 6: 34762.

Singh A, Jethva M, Singla-Pareek SL, Pareek A & Kushwaha HR (2016).  Analyses of Old “Prokaryotic” Proteins Indicate Functional Diversification in Arabidopsis and Oryza sativa. Front Plant Sci, 7:304.

Joshi R, Karan R, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2016). Ectopic expression of Pokkali phosphoglycerate kinase-2 (OsPGK2-P) improves yield in tobacco plants under salinity stress. Plant Cell Rep, 35: 27-41.

Joshi R, Prashat R, Sharma PC, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2016). Physiological characterization of gamma-ray induced mutant population of rice to facilitate biomass and yield improvement under salinity stress. Ind J Plant Physiol, 21: 545-555.

Joshi R, Wani SH, Singh B, Bohra A, Dar ZA, Lone AA, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2016). Transcription factors and plants response to drought Stress: Current understanding and future directions. Front Plant Sci, 7:1029.

Kaur C, Sharma S, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2016). Methylglyoxal detoxification in plants: Role of glyoxalase pathway. Ind J Plant Physiol, 21: 377-390.

Nongpiur RC, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2016). Genomics approaches for improving salinity stress tolerance in crop plants.  Curr Genomics, 17:343-57.

Kaur C, Kushwaha HR, Mustafiz A, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2015). Analysis of global gene expression profile of rice in response to methylglyoxal indicates its possible role as a stress signal molecule. Front Plant Sci, 6:682.

Singh AK, Kumar R, Tripathi AK, Gupta BK, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2015). Genome-wide investigation and expression analysis of Sodium/Calcium exchanger gene family in rice and Arabidopsis. Rice, 8:54.

Tripathi AK, Singh K, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2015). Histone chaperones in Arabidopsis and rice: genome-wide identification, phylogeny, architecture and transcriptional regulation. BMC Plant Biol, 15:42.

Kaur C, Kumar G, Kaur S, Ansari MW, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL*  (2015). Molecular cloning and characterization of Salt Overly Sensitive gene promoter from Brassica juncea (BjSOS2). Mol Biol Rep, 42: 1139-1148.

Ghosh A, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2015). Stress tolerance assay at the seed germination stage for tobacco. Bio-Protocols, 5: e1441.

Ghosh A, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL*  (2015). Leaf disc stress tolerance assay for tobacco. Bio-Protocols, 5: e1440.

Singh A, Kushwaha HR, Soni P, Gupta H, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2015). Tissue specific and abiotic stress regulated transcription of histidine kinases in plants is also influenced by diurnal rhythm. Front Plant Sci, 6:711.

Sharma R, Mishra M, Gupta B, Parsania C, Singla-Pareek SL  & Pareek A (2015). De Novo assembly and characterization of stress transcriptome in a salinity tolerant variety CS52 of Brassica juncea. PLoS One, 10: e0126783.

Lakra N, Nutan K, Das P, Anwar K, SSingla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2015). A nuclear-localized histone-gene binding protein from rice (OsHBP1b) functions in salinity and drought stress tolerance by maintaining chlorophyll content and improving the antioxidant machinery. J Plant Physiol, 176:36-46.

Kumari S, Joshi R, Singh K, Roy S, Tripathi AK, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2015). Expression of a cyclophilin OsCyp2-P isolated from a salt-tolerant landrace of rice in tobacco alleviates stress via ion homeostasis and limiting ROS accumulation. Funct Integr Genomics, 15: 395-412.

Das P, Nutan KK, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A. (2015).  Understanding salinity responses and adopting ‘omics-based’ approaches to generate salinity tolerant cultivars of rice. Front Plant Sci, 6:712.

Das P, Nutan KK, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2015). Oxidative environment and redox homeostasis in plants: dissecting out significant contribution of major cellular organelles. Front Environ Sci, 2:70.

Ghosh A, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2014). A glutathione responsive rice glyoxalase II, OsGLYII-2, functions in salinity adaptation by maintaining better photosynthesis efficiency and anti-oxidant pool. Plant J, 80:93-105.

Mustafiz A, Ghosh A, Tripathi AK, Kaur C, Ganguly AK, Bhavesh NS, Tripathi JK, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2014). A unique Ni2+-dependent and methylglyoxal-inducible rice glyoxalase I possess a single active site and functions in abiotic stress response. Plant J, 78:951-963.

Kaur C, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2014). Stress response of OsETHE1 is altered in response to light and dark conditions. Plant Signal Behav, 9: e973820.

Kaur C, Mustafiz A, Sarkar A, Ariyadasa T, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2014). Expression of multiple stress inducible ETHE1-like protein from rice is higher in roots and is regulated by calcium. Physiol Plant, 152:1-16.

Kushwaha HR, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2014). Putative osmosensor – OsHK3b – a histidine kinase protein from rice show high structural conservation with its ortholog AtHK1 from Arabidopsis. J Biomol Struct Dyn, 32:1318-1332.

Kaur C, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2014). Glyoxalase and methylglyoxal as biomarkers for plant stress tolerance. Crit Rev Plant Sci, 33:429-456.

Kaur C, Ghosh A, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2014). Glyoxalases and Stress Tolerance in Plants. Biochem Soc Trans, 42:485-490.

Kaur C, Vishnoi A, Ariyadasa TU, Bhattacharya A, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2013). Episodes of horizontal gene-transfer and gene-fusion led to co-existence of different metal-ion specific glyoxalase I. Sci Rep, 3:3076.

Soda N, Kushwaha HR, Soni P, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2013). A suite of new genes defining salinity stress tolerance in seedlings of contrasting rice genotypes. Funct Integr Genomics, 13:351-365.

Soni P, Kumar G, Soda N, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2013). Salt overly sensitive pathway members are influenced by diurnal rhythm in rice. Plant Signal Behav, 8(7).

Mukhopadhyay P, Singla-Pareek SL, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2013). Stress-mediated alterations in chromatin architecture correlate with down-regulation of a gene encoding 60S rpL32 in rice. Plant Cell Physiol, 54:528-540.

Sahoo KK, Tripathi AK, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2013). Taming drought stress in rice through genetic engineering and transcription factors and protein kinases. Plant Stress Sp. Issue 1:60-72.

Lakra N, Nutan KK, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2013). Modulating the expression of transcription factors: an attractive strategy for raising abiotic stress tolerant plants. Plant Stress Sp. Issue 1:84-99.

Kumari S, Roy S, Singh P, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2013). Cyclophilins: Proteins in search of function. Plant Signal Behav, 8(1).

Kumar R, Mustafiz A, Sahoo KK, Sharma V, Samanta S, Sopory SK, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2012). Functional screening of cDNA library from a salt tolerant rice genotype Pokkali identifies mannose-1-phosphate guanyl transferase gene (OsMPG1) as a key member of salinity stress response. Plant Mol Biol, 79:555-568.

Singh AK, Kumar R, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2012). Overexpression of rice cbs domain containing protein improves salinity, oxidative, and heavy metal tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Mol Biotechnol, 52:205-216.

Tripathi AK, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL*(2012). Narrowing down the targets for yield improvement in rice under normal and abiotic stress conditions via expression profiling of yield-related genes. Rice, 5:37.

Sharma S, Mustafiz A, Singla-Pareek SL, Srivastava PS & Sopory SK (2012). Characterization of stress and methylglyoxal inducible triose phosphate isomerase (OscTPI) from rice. Plant Signal Behav, 7:1337-1345.

Kumar G, Kushwaha HR, Panjabi-Sabharwal V, Kumari S, Joshi R, Karan R, Mittal S, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2012). Clustered metallothionein genes are co-regulated in rice and ectopic expression of OsMT1e-P confers multiple abiotic stress tolerance in tobacco via ROS scavenging. BMC Plant Biol, 12:107.

Kumar G, Kushwaha HR, Singla-PareekSL & Pareek A (2012). Cloning, structural and expression analysis of OsSOS2 in contrasting cultivars of rice under salinity stress. Genes Genomes Genomics, 6:34-41.

Tripathy MK, Tyagi W, Goswami M, Kaul T, Singla-Pareek SL, Deswal R, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2012). Characterization and functional validation of tobacco PLC delta for abiotic stress tolerance. Plant Mol Biol Rep, 30:488-497.

Nongpiur R, Soni P, Karan R, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2012). Histidine kinases in plants: Cross talk between hormone and stress responses. Plant Signal Behav, 7:1230-1237.

Sahoo KK, Tripathi AK, Pareek A, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2011). An improved protocol for efficient transformation and regeneration of diverse indica rice cultivars. Plant Methods, 7:49.

MustafizA, SinghAK, PareekA, SoporySK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2011). Genome-wide identification of glyoxalase genes and their expression profiling during development and in response to abiotic stresses in Arabidopsis and rice. Funct Integr Genomics, 11:293-305.

Kushwaha HR, Kumar G, Verma PK, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2011). Analysis of a salinity induced BjSOS3 protein from Brassica indicate it to be structurally and functionally related to its ortholog from Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol Biochem, 49:996-1004.

Mukhopadhyay P, Reddy MK, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2011). Transcriptional downregulation of rice RPL32 gene under abiotic stress is associated with removal of transcription factors within the promoter region. PLoS One, 6: e28058.

Saxena M, Roy SD, Singla-Pareek SL, Sopory SK & Bhalla-Sarin N (2011). Overexpression of the Glyoxalase II gene leads to enhanced salinity tolerance in Brassica juncea. Open Plant Sci J, 5:23-28.

Singh K, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2011). Dissecting out the crosstalk between salinity and hormones in roots of Arabidopsis. OMICS, 15:913-924.

Mustafiz A, Sahoo KK, Singla-Pareek SL, Sopory SK (2010). Metabolic engineering of glyoxalase pathway for enhancing stress tolerance in plants. Methods Mol Biol, 639:95-118.

Touhidul Islam SM, Tammi RS, Singla-Pareek SL & Seraj ZI (2010). Enhanced salinity tolerance and improved yield properties in Bangladeshi rice Binnatoa through Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of PgNHX1 from Pennisetum glaucum. Acta Physiol Plant, 32:657-663.

El-Shabrawi H, Kumar B, Kaul T, Reddy MK, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2010). Redox homeostasis, antioxidant defense, and methylglyoxal detoxification as markers for salt tolerance in Pokkali rice. Protoplasma, 245:85-96.

Samanta S, Reddy MK, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2010). Stress and development specific regulation of alternative splicing in plants. J Plant Biol, 37:19-30.

Soda N, Lakra N, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2010). Abiotic stress-related studies in plants: Journey towards proteomics era. J Plant Biol, 37:1-16.

Kushwaha HR, Singh AK, Sopory SK, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2009). Genome wide expression analysis of CBS domain containing proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh and Oryza sativa L. reveals their developmental and stress regulation. BMC Genomics, 10:200.

Kumari S, Singh P, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2009). Heterologous expression of a salinity and developmentally regulated rice cyclophilin gene (OsCyp2) in E. coli and S. cerevisiae confers tolerance towards multiple abiotic stresses. Mol Biotechnol, 42:195-204.

Kumar G, Purty RS, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2009). Maintenance of stress related transcripts in tolerant cultivar at a level higher then sensitive one appears to be a conserved salinity response among plants. Plant Signal Behav, 4:431-434.

Kumar G, Purty RS, Sharma MP, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2009). Physiological responses among Brassica species under salinity stress show strong correlation with transcript abundance for SOS pathway related genes. J Plant Physiol, 166:507-520.

Kumari S, Panjabi Sabharwal V, Kushwaha HR, Sopory SK, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2009). Transcriptome map for seedling stage specific salinity stress response indicates a specific set of genes as candidate for saline tolerance in Oryza sativa L. Funct Integr Genomics, 9:109-123.

Singla-Pareek SL, Yadav SK, Mustafiz A & Sopory SK (2009). Role of the glyoxalase pathway in delaying plant senescence under stress conditions. SEB Exp Biol Series, 62:171-185.

Tohidul Islam SM, Tammi RS, Singla-Pareek SL & Seraj ZI (2009). Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and constitutive expression of PgNHX1 from Pennisetum glaucum L. in Oryza sativa L. cv. Binnatoa. Plant Tissue Cult Biotech, 19:25-33.

Singla-Pareek SL, Yadav SK, Pareek A, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2008). Enhancing salt tolerance in a crop plant by overexpression of glyoxalase II. Transgenic Res. 17:171-180.

Singla-Pareek SL, Yadav SK, Mustafiz A & Sopory SK (2008). Detoxification of methylglyoxal by genetic manipulation of glyoxalase pathway leads to salt stress tolerance in crop plants. Suppl Plant Cell Physiol, Vol 49 pp S0026-S0026.

Yadav SK, Singla-Pareek SL & Sopory SK (2008). An overview on the role of methylglyoxal and glyoxalases in plants. Drug Metabol Drug Interac, 23:51-68.

Singh AK, Ansari MW, Pareek A & Singla-Pareek SL* (2008). Raising salinity tolerant rice: Recent progress and future perspectives. Physiol Mol Biol Plants, 14:137-154.

Purty RS, Kumar G, Singla-Pareek SL & Pareek A (2008). Towards Salinity Tolerance in Brassica: an Overview. Physiol Mol Biol Plants, 14:39-49.

Verma D, Singla-Pareek SL, Rajagopal D, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2007). Functional validation of a novel isoform of Na+/H+ antiporter from Pennisetum glaucum for enhancing salinity tolerance in rice. J Biosci, 32:621-628.

Rajgopal D, Agarwal P, Tyagi W, Singla-Pareek SL, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2007). Pennisetum glaucum Na+/H+ antiporter confers high level of salinity tolerance in transgenic Brassica juncea. Mol Breeding, 19:137-151.

Yadav SK, Singla-Pareek SL, Kumar M, Pareek A, Saxena M, Sarin NB & Sopory SK (2007). Characterization and functional validation of glyoxalase II from rice. Protein Expr Purif, 51:126-132.

Singla-Pareek SL*, Yadav SK, Pareek A, Reddy MK, Sopory SK (2006). Transgenic tobacco overexpressing glyoxalase pathway enzymes grow and set viable seeds in zinc spiked soils. Plant Physiol, 140:613-623.

Pareek A, Singh A, Kumar M, Kushwaha HR, Lynn AM & Singla-Pareek SL (2006). Whole genome analysis of Oryza sativa L. reveals similar architecture of two-component-signaling machinery with Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol, 142:380-397.

Tyagi W, Singla-Pareek SL, Nair S, Reddy MK, Sopory SK (2006). A novel isoform of ATPase c subunit from pearl millet that is differentially regulated in response to salinity and calcium. Plant Cell Rep, 25:156-163.

Yadav SK, Singla-Pareek SL*, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2005). Transgenic tobacco plants overexpressing glyoxalase enzymes resist an increase in methylglyoxal and maintain higher reduced glutathione levels under salinity stress. FEBS Letters, 579:6265-6271.

Yadav SK, Singla-Pareek SL, Ray M, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2005). Methylglyoxal levels in plants under salinity stress are dependent on glyoxalase I and glutathione. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 337:61-67.

Tyagi W, Rajagopal D, Singla-Pareek SL, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2005). Cloning and regulation of a stress regulated Pennisetum glaucum Vacuolar ATPase c gene and characterization of its promoter that expresses in shoot hairs and floral organs. Plant Cell Physiol, 46:1411-1422.

Yadav SK, Singla-Pareek SL, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2005). Methylglyoxal detoxification by glyoxalase system: A survival strategy during environmental stresses. Physiol Mol Biol Plants, 11:1-11.

Singla-Pareek SL, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2003). Genetic engineering of glyoxalase pathway in tobacco leads to enhanced salinity tolerance. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 100:14672-14677.

Belanger KD, Wyman AJ, Sudol MN, Singla-Pareek SL & Quatrano-Ralph S (2003). A signal peptide secretion screen in Fucus distichus embryos reveals expression of glucanase, EGF domain-containing, and LRR receptor kinase-like polypeptides during asymmetric cell growth. Planta, 217:931-950.

Kumar B, Singla-Pareek SL, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2003). Glutathione: Biosynthesis, homeostasis and its role in abiotic stresses. J Plant Biol, 30:179-188.

Mishra RN, Singla-Pareek SL, Nair S, Sopory SK & Reddy MK (2002). Directional genome walking using PCR. Biotechniques, 33:830-834.

Pandey G, Reddy MK, Sopory SK & Singla-Pareek SL* (2002). Calcium homeostasis in plants: role of calcium binding proteins in abiotic stress tolerance. Ind J Biotech, 1:135-57.

Singla-Pareek SL, Reddy MK & Sopory SK (2001). Transgenic approach towards developing abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Proc. Ind Natl Acad Sci Acad Part B, 67:265-284.