Name: Prof. P.C. Sharma
Subject : Biotechnology
School: University School of BioTechnology
Educational Qualification: M.Sc. (Botany), M.Phil, Ph.D. in Agricultural Botany
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Specialization Plant Molecular Biology, Crop Biotechnology
Field of Interest: Genetics, Plant Molecular Biology, Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Official Address: University School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Sector-16C, Delhi- 110075
Dr. P.C. Sharma did his M.Phil. & Ph.D in Agricultural Botany from Meerut University. He has over 25 years of teaching and research experience. Prior to joining this University in Nov. 2002, he served in Choudhury Charan Singh University, Meerut as a Lecturer and subsequently as a Reader in the Department of Agricultural Botany, and Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology. His main teaching and research areas cover genetics, plant molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology and bioinformatics. He has over 80 research publications to his credit. He has availed INSA-DFG International Exchange Fellowship in 1992, 1998 and 2009, and UNESCO Biotechnology Fellowship in 2000 at plant molecular biology unit of Frankfurt University, Frankfurt, Germany. During these visits, he worked on development of molecular markers for DNA fingerprinting, genome mapping and transcriptome analysis in chickpea. In 2002, he was awarded long term JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, which he availed at Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Kitakami, Japan to work in front line areas like Virus Induced Gene Silencing and Serial Analysis of Gene Expression. His group's most recent research on in silico mining and implication of microsatellites in genome evolution has been published in high ranking international journals and led to the development of two highly accessed microsatellite databases. He has undertaken a number of different research projects sanctioned by DBT, DRDO, ICAR, etc. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.
1. Research Articles in Journals
Qadri, H., Sharma, P. C ., Qureshi, A., Singh, S. P. and Nehvi, F. A. (2012). DNA fingerprinting of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) by RAPD. VEGETOS 25 : 194-197.
Sharma, P. C. , Grover, A. and Roorkiwal, M. (2012). Purifying selection bias against microsatellites in gene rich segmental duplications in the rice genome. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2012: 8 pages doi: 10.1155/2012.970920.
Grover, A. and Sharma, P. C. (2012). Tandem repetitions in transcriptomes of some Solanaceae species. American Journal of Molecular Biology 2: 140-152.
Roorkiwal, M. and Sharma, P. C. (2012). Sequence similarity based identification of abiotic stress responsive genes in chickpea ( Cicer arietinum L.) Bioinformation 8(2) : 92-97.
Grover, A., Aishwarya, V. and Sharma, P. C. (2012). Searching microsatellites in DNA sequences: approaches used and tools developed. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants 18 : 11-19.
Shokal, U. and Sharma, P. C. (2012). Implication of microsatellite instability in human gastric cancers. Indian J. Med. Res. 135 : 599-613.
Ghangal, R., Raghuvanshi, S. and Sharma, P. C. (2012). Expressed sequence tag based identification and expression analysis of some cold inducible elements in seabuckthorn ( Hippophae rhamnoides L.). Plant Physiol. Biochem. 51 : 123-128.
Roorkiwal, M. and Sharma, P. C. (2011). Mining functional microsatellite in legume unigenes. Bioinformation 7(5) : 264-270.
Shrivastava, D., Dalal, M., Nain, V., Sharma, P. C ., and Kumar, P. A. ((2011). Targeted integration of Bacillus thuringiensis a-endotoxin cry1Fa1 in brinjal ( Solanum melongena L.). Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy 5 : 1149-1156.
Grover, A. and Sharma, P. C. (2011). Is spatial occurrence of microsatellites in the genome a determinant of their function and dynamics contributing to genome evolution? Curr. Sci. 100: 859-869.
Shrivastava, D., Nain, V., Sahi, S., Verma, A., Sharma, P., Sharma, P. C. and Kumar, P. A. (2011). Insights from molecular modeling and dynamics simulations of pathogen resistance (R) protein from brinjal. Bioinformation 5 : 326-330.
Pandit, A., Rai, V., Sharma, T. R., Sharma, P. C. and Singh, N. K. (2011). Differentially expressed genes in sensitive and tolerant rice varieties in response to salt-stress. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 20 : 149-154.
Jain, A., Ghangal, R., Grover, A., Raghuvanshi, S. and Sharma, P. C. (2010). Development of EST-based new SSR markers in seabuckthorn. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants 16 : 383-386.
Pandit, A., Rai, V., Bal, S., Sinha, S. Kumar, V., Chauhan, M., Gautam, R., Singh, R., Sharma, P. C., Singh, A., Gaikwad, K., Sharma, T. R., Mohapatra, T. and Singh, N. K. (2010). Combining QTL mapping and transcriptome profiling of bulked RILs for identification of functional polymorphism for salt tolerance genes in rice ( Oryza sativa L.). Mol. Genet. Genomics 284 : 121-136.
Ghangal, R., Raghuvanshi, S. and Sharma, P. C. (2009). Isolation of good quality RNA from a medicinal plant seabuckthorn, rich in secondary metabolites. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 47 : 1113-1115.
Grover, A., Ramesh, B. and Sharma, P. C. (2009). Development of microsatellite markers in potato and their transferability in some members of solanaceae. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants 15 : 343-358.
Ammar, M. H. M., Pandit, A., Singh, R. K., Sameena, S., Chauhan, M. S., Singh, A. K., Sharma, P. C. , Gaikwad, K., Sharma, T.R., Mohapatra, T. and Singh, N.K. (2009). Mapping of QTLs controlling Na + , K + and Cl - ion concentrations in salt tolerant indica rice variety CSR27. J Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 18: 139-150.
Roorkiwal, M., Grover, A. and Sharma, P. C. (2009). Genome-wide analysis of conservation and divergence of microsatellites in rice. Mol. Genet. Genomics 282 : 205-215
Chakraborty, A., Mishra, A. K. Soni, A., Regina, T., Mohil, R., Bhatnagar, D., Bhatnagar, A., Chintamani, C., Sharma, P. C . and Saxena, S. (2009). Vitamin D Receptor gene polymorphism(s) and breast cancer risk in North Indians. Cancer Detection and Prevention 32 : 386-394
Ashutosh, Kumar, P., Kumar, D. V., Sharma, P. C. , Prakash, S. and Bhat, S. R. (2008). A novel orf108 co-transcribed with the atpA gene is associated with cytoplasmic male sterility in Brassica juncea carrying Moricandia arvensis cytoplasm. Plant Cell Physiol. 49 : 284-289.
Aishwarya, V. and Sharma, P. C . (2008) UgMicroSat db : database for mining microsatellites from unigenes. Nucleic Acids Research 36 : D53-D56. doi:10.1093/nar/gkm811.
Sharma, P. C., Grover, A. and Kahl, G. (2007). Mining microsatellites in eukaryotic genomes. Trends in Biotechnology 25 : 490-498.
Chauhan, T., Lal, K. K., Singh, R. K., Mohindra, V., Punia, P., Gopalakrishnan, A. Sharma, P. C. and Lakra, W. S. (2007). Evaluating genetic differentiation in wild populations of the Indian major carp, Cirrhinus mrigala (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1982): Evidence from allozyme and microsatellite markers. Aquaculture 269 ; 135-149.
Chakraborty, A., Murthy, N. S., Chintamani, C., Bhatanager, D., Mohil, R. S., Sharma, P. C. and Saxena, S. (2007). CYP17 gene polymorphism and its association with high-risk North-Indian breast cancer patients. J. Human Genetics 52 : 159-165.
Aishwarya, V., Grover, A. and Sharma, P. C . (2007). EuMicroSat db : A databse for microsatellites in sequenced genomes of eukaryotes. BMC Genomics 8 :225 doi:10.1186/1471-12164-8-225.
Grover, A. and Sharma, P. C . (2007). Microsatellite motifs with moderate GC content are clustered around genes on Arabidopsis thaliana chromosome 2. In Silico Biol. 7 : 201-213.
Grover, A., Aishwarya, V. and Sharma P. C . (2007). Biased distribution of microsatellite motifs in the rice genome. Mol. Genet. Genomics 277 : 469-480.
Ashutosh, Sharma, P. C., Prakash, S. and Bhat S. R. (2007). Identification of AFLP markers linked to the male fertility restorer gene of CMS ( Moricandia arvensis ) Brassica juncea and conversion to SCAR marker. Theor. Appl. Genet. 114 : 385-392.
Saxena, S., Chakraborty, A., Kaushal, M., Kotwal, S., Bhatanager, D., Mohil, R. S., Chintamani C., Aggarwal, A. K., Sharma, V. K., Sharma, P. C ., Lenoir, G. Goldgar, D. E. and Szabo, C. I.(2006). Contribution of germline BRCA1 and BRACA2 sequence alterations to breast cancer in Northern India. BMC Medical Genetics 7 :75 doi: 10.1186/1471-2356-7-75.
Panguluri, S. K., Janaiah, K., Govil, J.N., Kumar, P. A., and Sharma, P. C . (2006). AFLP fingerprinting in pigeonpea ( Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp.) and its wild relatives. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 53 : 523-531.
Luthra, S. K., Sharma, P. C . and Gopal, J. (2006). Identification of superior parents and crosses in potato breeding programme. Indian J. agric. Sci. 76 :. 205 – 208.
Luthra S. K., Gopal, J. and Sharma, P. C . (2005). Genetic divergence and its relationship with heterosis in potato. Potato J. 32 : 37-42.
Kashyap, M. K., Yadav, V., Sherawat, B. S., Jain, S., Kumari, S., Khullar, M., Sharma, P. C . and Nath, R. (2005). Different antioxidants status, total antioxidant power and free radicals in essential hypertension. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 277 : 89-99.
Nasir, K. H. B., Takahashi, Y., Ito, A., Saitoh, H., Matsumura, H., Kanzaki, H., Shimzu, T., Ito, M., Fujisawa, S., Sharma, P. C ., Ohme-Takagi, M., Kamoun, S. and Terauchi, R. (2005). High-throughput in planta expression screening identifies a class II ethylene-responsive element binding factor-like protein that regulates plant cell death and no-host resistance. Plant J. 43 : 491 – 505.
Khandelwal, V. Dadlani. M., Sharma, P. C. , Pareek, A, Vashisht, V. and Sharma, S. P. (2005). Application of proteins and isoenzyme markers for DUS testing of Indian rice ( Oryza sativa L.) varieties. Indian J. Genet. 64 : 261-264.
Khandelwal, V., Dadlani,, M., Sharma, P. C. , Pareek, A, and Sharma, S. P. (2005). Molecular marker based co-efficient of percentage analysis for establishing distinctness in Indian Rice ( Oryza sativa L.) varieties. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 14 : 135-139.
Grover, A. and Sharma, P. C . (2004). Occurrence of Simple Sequence Repeats in potato ESTs is not random: An in silico study on distribution and length of single sequence repeats. Potato J. 31 : 98-105.
Panguluri, S. K., Sridhar, J., Jagadish, B., Sharma, P. C and Kumar, P. A (2005). Isolation and characterization of a green tissue-specific promoter from pigeonpea ( Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.). Indian J. Experimental Biology 43 : 369-372.
Sharma, P. C ., Ito, A., Shimizu, T., Terauchi, R., Kamoun, S. and Saitoh, H. (2003). Virus-induced silencing of WIPK and SIPK genes reduces resistance to a bacterial pathogen, but has no effect on INF1-induced hypersensitive response (HR) in Nicotiana benthamiana . Mol. Genet. Genomics 269 : 583-591.
Kapoor, S., Singh, R. D., Sharma, P. C. and Khullar, M. (2002). Anaerobiosis induced virulence of Salmonella typhi . Indian J. Med. Res. 115 : 184-188.
Gaurav, Vats, P., Shyam, R., Suri, S., Kumria, M. M. L., Sridharan, K., Sharma, P. C. and Singh, S. N. (2001). Effect of pomegranate ( Punica granatum L ) juice on changes in tissue glutathione levels of rats exposed to high altitude hypoxia. Ancient Science of Life 21 : 75-86.
Luthra, S. K., Sharma, P. C. and Gopal, J. (2001). Inter-relationships between genetic parameters for tuber yield in potato. J. Indian Potato Assoc. 28 : 15-17.
Kaushik, T., Shyam, R., Vats, P., Suri, S., Kumria, M. M. L.., Sharma, P. C. and Singh, S. N. (2001). Glutathione metabolism in rats exposed to high-fluoride water and effect of spirulina treatment. Fluoride 34 : 132-138.
Yadav, U., Zende, R. J. and Sharma, P. C. (2000). Occurrence of Salmonella in some dehydrated vegetable samples. Indian J. Microbiology 40 : 207-209.
Singh, R., Tyagi, B. S. and Sharma, P. C. (2000). Identification of chromosomes involved in interchanges through translocation testers in pea. J. Cytol. Genet. 1 (NS): 53-57.
Winter, P., Pfaff, T., Udupa, S. M., Huttel, B., Sharma, P. C ., Sahi, S., Arreguin- Espinoza, R., Weigand, F., Muehlbauer, F. J. and Kahl, G. (1999). Characterization and mapping of sequence tagged microsatellite sites in the chickpea ( Cicer arietinum L.) genome. Mol. Gen. Genet. 262 : 90-101.
Gupta, P. K., Varshney, R. K., Sharma, P. C. and Ramesh, B. (1999). Molecular markers and their applications in wheat breeding. Plant Breeding 118 : 369-390.
Gupta, P. K., Balyan, H. S., Sharma, P. C ., Ramesh, B., Varshney, R. K., Roy, J. K. and Prasad, M. (1999). Development of molecular markers for wheat breeding at Meerut, a centre of wheat biotechnology network in India. Annu. Wheat Newsl. 45: 78-82.
Prasad, M., Varshney, R. K., Kumar, A., Balyan, H. S., Sharma, P. C. , Edwards, K. J., Singh, H., Dhaliwal, H. S., Roy, J. K. and Gupta, P. K. (1999). A microsatellite marker associated with a QTL for grain protein content on chromosome arm 2DL of bread wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 99 : 341-345.
Singh, R. P., Garg, D. K. and Sharma, P. C. (1998). Character association in wheat ( Triticum aestivum L. EM. THELL). Indian J. Genet. 58 : 219-221.
Varshney, R. K., Sharma, P. C. , Gupta, P. K., Balyan, H. S., Ramesh, B., Roy, J. K., Kumar, A. and Sen, A. (1998). Low level of polymorphism detected by SSR probes in bread wheat. Plant Breeding 117 : 182-184.
Sen, A., Balyan, H. S., Sharma, P. C. , Ramesh, B., Kumar, A., Roy, J. K., Varshney, R. K. and Gupta, P. K. (1997). DNA amplification fingerprinting (DAF) as a new source of molecular markers in bread wheat. Wheat Information Service 85 : 35-42.
Singh, R. P., Garg, D. K. and Sharma, P. C. (1996). Genetic divergence in bread wheat. J. Cytol. Genet. 31 : 101-103.
Sharma, P. K., Garg, D. K. and Sharma, P. C. (1996). Genetic architecture of some quantitative characters in wheat. Indian J. Genet. 56 : 281-284.
Gupta, P. K., Balyan, H. S., Sharma, P. C. and Ramesh, B. (1996). Microsatellites in plants: A new class of molecular markers. Curr. Sci. 70 : 45-54.
Sharma, P. C. , Huttel, B., Winter, P., Kahl, G., Gardner, R. C. and Weising, K. (1995). The potential of microsatellites for hybridization- and polymerase chain reaction- based DNA fingerprinting of chickpea ( Cicer arietinum L.) and related species. Electrophoresis 16 : 1755-1761.
Sharma, P. C. , Winter, P., Huttel, B., Bunger, T., Weigand, F., Weising, K. and Kahl, G. (1995). Abundance and polymorphism of di-, tri- and tetranucleotide tandem repeats in chickpea ( Cicer arietinum L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 90 : 90-96.
Sharma, P. C. and Kumar, P. (1992). Intraspecific nuclear DNA variation in Lathyrus sativus L. Nucleus 35 : 181-183.
Luthra, S. K. and Sharma, P. C. (1990). Correlation and path analysis in lentils. LENS 17 : 5-8.
Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1988). Numerical taxonomy in the genus Cicer L. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. INDIA 58 : 89-92.
Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1987). Colchicine induced autotetraploidy in chickpea ( Cicer arietinum L.). J. Cytol. Genet. 22 : 58-66.
Sharma, P. C. and Luthra, S. K. (1987). Genetic divergence in lentil ( Lens culinaris Med.). Genet. Agr. 41 : 349-359.
Gupta, P. K., Sharma, P. C. and Singh, J. (1984). A triploid plant in lentils. LENS 11 : 19-20.
Sharma, P. C. , Verma, S. S. and Gupta, P. K. (1983). Autotetraploid lentils in the C 2 . LENS 10 : 20-21.
Gupta, P. K., Sharma, P. C. , Singh, J. and Verma, S. S. (1983). A new mutant (Globe) in lentils. LENS 10 : 17-18.
Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1982). Genetic divergence in urdbean. Pulse Crops Newsletter 2 : 31-32. Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1982). Karyotypes in some pulse crops. Nucleus 25 : 181-185.
Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1982). Chromosome associations in autotetraploid chickpea. International Chickpea Newsletter 6 : 3-4.
2. Full Papers in Conference Proceedings
Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1984). Pachytene chromosome morphology in Cicer bijugum rech . In : G. K. Manna and U. Sinha (eds) Perspectives in Cytology and Genetics 4 : 485-489.
Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1986). Cytogenetics of legume genera Cicer L. and Lens L. In: P. K. Gupta and J. R. Bahl (eds). Genetics and Crop Improvement, pp. 321-340.
Gupta, P. K. and Sharma, P. C. (1991). Cytogenetics of some legume crops. In: Proceedings Symposium on Grain Legumes, I.A.R.I., New Delhi, India, February 1991, pp. 1-24.
Sharma P. C ., Huttel, B., Winter, P., Bunger, T., Weigand, F., Weising K. and Kahl, G. (1993). Oligonucleotide fingerprinting in chickpea and identification of mol e cular markers linked with ascochyta resistance. In : International Workshop on Genomic Fingerprinting, Center for International Meetingsin Biology, Madrid (Spain), pp 61-62.
Kahl, G., Ramser, J., Weising, K., Winter, P., Huttel, B., Geistlinger, J., Sharma, P. , Morjane, H., Harrabi, M., Weigand, F. and Saxena, M. C. (1995). Junk DNA, not so junky after all. In: Proceedings International Symposium on Induced Mutations and Molecular Techniques for Crop Improvements, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, February 1995, pp. 201-203.
Sharma, P. C. , Winter, P., Bunger, T., Huttel, B., Weigand, F., Weising, K. and Kahl, G. (1996). Detection of DNA polymorphism in chickpea ( Cicer arietinum L.) using oligonucleotide probes. In: V. L. Chopra, M. S. Swaminathan and R. P. Sharma (eds). Proceedings of 2 nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology, Oxford and IBH, New Delhi, pp. 108-116.
Sharma, P. C. , Winter, P., Bunger, T., Huttel, B. and Kahl, G. (1997). Expanding the repertoire of molecular markers for resistance breeding in chickpea. In: S. M. Udupa and F. Weigand (eds). DNA Markers and Breeding for resistance to Ascochyta Blight in Chickpea. Proceedings of the Symposium on “Application of DNA Fingerprinting for Crop Improvement: Marker-assisted Selection of Chickpea for Sustainable Agriculture in the Dry Areas”, Aleppo, Syria, ICARDA, pp. 175-198.
Gupta, P. K., Balyan, H. S., Sharma, P. C. and Ramesh, B. (1998). Genetics and molecular biology of seed storage proteins in wheat. In: P. K. Gupta, S. P. Singh, H. S. Balyan, P. C. Sharma and B. Ramesh (eds), Genetics and Biotechnology in Crop Improvement, Rastogi & Company, Meerut, pp.126-157.
Balyan, H. S., Sharma, P. C. , Ramesh, B., Kumar, A., Varshney, R. K., Roy, J. K., Dhaliwal, H. S., Singh, H. and Gupta, P. K. (1998). Towards development of molecular markers for tagging genes for quality traits in bread wheat. In: A. E. Slinkard (ed). 9 th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Aug. 2-7, 1998, Saskatoon, Canada, pp. 84-88.
Luthra, S. K., Sharma, P. C. and Jai Gopal (2000). Performance of parents for true potato seed attributes. In: S. M. Paul khurana, G. S. Shekhawat, B. P. Singh and S. K. Pandey (eds.) Potato, Global Research & Development. Proc. (Vol.1) Global Conference on Potato, New Delhi pp. 705-707.
Grover, A. and Sharma, P. C. (2004). Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in silico. National workshop on “Current Trends in Bioinformatics”, Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali, Jan. 16-17, 2004. pp 12-27.
Singh, N. K., Sharma, P. C ., Reddy, A. R., Chattoo, B. and Tyagi, A. K. (2004). Structural and Functional Genomics. Base Papers, XV Genetics Congress Trust Symposium on Advancing Frontiers of Molecular Genetics: Exploring New Horizons, IARI, New Delhi, Jan. 21-22, 2004.
Sharma, P. C. and Grover, A. (2004). Bioinformatics: an overview. In Proc. 35 th Midterm Symposium on “Bioinformatics: Applications and Emerging Technologies”, IETE, Nagpur, Apr 3-4, pp 33-36.
Grover, A., Tuteja, A., Aishwarya, V., Mittal, A., Gupta, G. and Sharma, P. C . (2005). In silico studies on occurrence of simple sequence repeats in various genomes. In: Proc. National workshop on “Current Trends in Bioinformatics”, Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali, Jan. 2005, pp 12-27.
Coyne, C. J., Baum, M., Gaur, P. M., Timmerman-Vaughen, G. M., Sharma, P. C ., Muehlbauer, F. J., McPhee, K. E., Chen, W., Pilet-Nayel, M. L., Brown, A. F., McGee, R. J., Udupa, S. M., Hamwiew, A. and Choumane, W. (2005). Application of molecular markers in cool season food legumes breeding. In: M. C. Kharakwal (ed.). Food Legumes for Nutritional Security and Sustainable Agriculture, (Vol. 1) Proc. IV International Food Legume Conference (IFLRC-IV), IARI, October, 18-22, 2005 pp. 258-276.
Jain, A., Ghangal, R., Chaudhary, S., Purty, R. S. and Sharma, P. C. (2011). Development of microsatellite markers in seabuckthorn. In: Proc. National Conference on Seabuckthorn: Emerging Trends in R & D on Health Protection & Environmental Conservation (V. Singh et al. eds) Palampur, Dec. 1-3, 2011, pp 48-53.
Sharma, P. C., Chaudhary, S., Ghangal, R. and Purty, R. S. (2011). Transcriptome study and identification of genes differentially expressed during cold and freeze stress in seabuckthorn ( Hippophae rhamnoides L.) In: Proc. National Conference on Seabuckthorn: Emerging Trends in R & D on Health Protection & Environmental Conservation (V. Singh et al. eds) Palampur, Dec. 1-3, 2011, pp 54-60.
Sharma, P. C., Jain, A., Chaudhary, S. (2012). Transcriptome analysis in seabuckthorn ( Hippophae rhamnoides L.), a medicinally important plant. In: Proc. International Conference on Environmental and Biological Sciences, Bangkok, Dec. 21-22, 2012, pp 21-24.
3. Chapters in Books
Sharma, P. C. and Gupta, P. K. (1990). Molecular probes in plant genetic analysis. In: R. K. Behl and N. Maherchandani (eds). Trends in Crop Improvement, D.S.Printers, Hisar, India, pp. 100-114.
Gupta, P. K. and Sharma, P. C. (1991). Cytogenetics and related aspects in some pulse crops. In: T. Tsuchiya, and Gupta, P. K.(eds) Chromosome Engineering in Plants: Genetics, Breeding, Evolution. Part B, Elsevier Sci. Publ.., The Netherlands, pp. 1-31.
Sharma, P. C. and Varshney, R. K. (1998). Induced mutations in chickpea improvement. In: B. A. Siddiqui and S. Khan (eds). Mutagenesis and In Vitro Mutation Breeding in Crop Plants, Kalyani Publishers, India. pp. 58-68.
Winter, P., Staginnus, C. Sharma. P. C. and Kahl, G. (2003). Organisation and genetic mapping of the chickpea genome. In: P. K. Jaiwal and R. P. Singh (eds). Improvement Strategies for Leguminosae Biotechnology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands pp 303-351.
Sharma, P. C. , Matsumura, H. and Terauchi, R. (2007). Use of serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) for transcript profiling in plants. In: RK Varshney and R Tuberosa (eds) Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement: Vol. 1: Genomics Approaches and Platforms, Springer pp. 227-244.
Shrivastava, D., Sharma, P. C. and Kumar, P. A. (2008). Gene targeting in higher plants. In: A. Kumar and S.K. Sopory (eds) Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and its Applications. I. K. Publishers Pvt. Ltd. India, pp. 78-92.
Ganghal, R., Raghuvanshi, S. and Sharma, P. C. (2008). Exploring seabuckthorn genome using molecular tools. In: S. K. Dwivedi, T. Perimalazagan, S. B. Singh and Z. Ahmad (eds.) Seabuckthorn- The Wonder Plant. SSPH Publishers, Delhi , pp. 347 – 371.
Grover, A., Jain, A. and Sharma, P.C. (2010) Microsatellite Markers: Potential and Opportunities in Medicinal Plants. In: Medicinal Plant Biotechnology (ed.) Rajesh Arora, CAB International, Oxon, United Kingdom pp. 71-92.
Jain, A., Chaudhary, S. and Sharma, P. C. (2013) Application of DNA technologies for seabuckthorn improvement. In: Seabuckthorn – A Multipurpose Wonder Plant: Advancement in Technologies (ed.) V. Singh
4. Editing of Proceedings of the Symposium
Associate Editor, Genetics and Biotechnology in Crop Improvement . Proc. Symp.“Genetics and Biotechnology in Crop Improvement”, (eds. P.K. Gupta, S.P. Singh, H.S. Balyan, P.C. Sharma and B. Ramesh) Feb. 1997, Department of Agricultural Botany, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut. Rastogi Publications, Meerut, India. 414 pp.
5. Other Publications
Abstracts, extended summaries of more than 50 research papers presented in conferences,
Seminars, symposia, contact programmes, etc. held in India and abroad.
6. Construction of Microsatellite Databases
We have constructed following two important databases for mining microsatellites in the sequences eukaryotic genomes and unigenes and retrieving related information. The two online databases are frequently accessed by scientific community interested in microsatellites.
EuMicroSat db : Adatabse for microsatellites in the sequenced genomes of eukaryotes
UgMicroSat db : A database for mining microsatellites in unigenes
7. EST sequences submitted to NCBI
My laboratory has submitted two batches of 2788 and 1043 Seabuckthorn ESTs to the NCBI ESTdb in 2008 under a DRDO project sanctioned to me. More ESTs are likely to be submitted soon. This is the only set of ESTs ever submitted for this important plant species. The analysis of first set has shown about 50 sequences that can be involved in cold tolerance. Further analysis is in progress.
Recently, we have extended our seabuckthorn transcriptomics project and have undertaken large scale EST-sequencing. We hope to submit over 20.000 ESTs in near future. Data analysis is under progress.