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Devinder Sandhu
Research Geneticist (Plants)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Exploring the Arabidopsis RNA-binding proteome and its dynamics under salinity stress - (Abstract Only)
Evaluating new breeding material for salinity tolerance in almond rootstocks and exploring novel sources of salinity tolerance in Prunus germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Developing alfalfa with enhanced salinity tolerance in a changing climate - (Abstract Only)
Exploring the genetic landscape of salinity tolerance in spinach: Expression profiling and insights from salinity responses - (Abstract Only)
Salinity responses in 24 guar genotypes: Tolerance mechanism and it's multigenetic regulation - (Abstract Only)
Fields of the future: Pivotal role of Biosaline Agriculture in farming - ()
Gheyi, H.R., Sandhu, D., Lacerda, C.F. 2023. Fields of the future: Pivotal role of Biosaline Agriculture in farming. Agriculture. 13(9):1774. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture13091774.
Salinity stress tolerance prediction for biomass-related traits in maize (Zea mays L.) using genome-wide markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, V., Kraus, M., Sandhu, D., Sekhon, R.S., Kaundal, A. 2023. Salinity stress tolerance prediction for biomass-related traits in maize (Zea mays L.) using genome-wide markers. The Plant Genome. 16(4),e20385. https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20385.
Divergent gene expression responses to salinity stress in 16 geographically diverse spinach genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Pudussery, M.V., William, M., Kaundal, A., Ferreira, J.F. 2023. Divergent gene expression responses to salinity stress in 16 geographically diverse spinach genotypes. ACS Agricultural Science and Technology. 3(9): 795-804. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsagscitech.3c00149.
An advanced protocol for profiling RNA-binding proteins in Arabidopsis using plant phase extraction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Xu, Y., Skaggs, T.H., Ferreira, J.F., Chen, X., Sandhu, D. 2023. An advanced protocol for profiling RNA-binding proteins in Arabidopsis using plant phase extraction. Biology Methods and Protocols. 8(1): bpad016. https://doi.org/10.1093/biomethods/bpad016.
Understanding the salt overly sensitive pathway in Prunus: Identification and characterization of NHX, CIPK, and CBL genes. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acharya, B., Zhao, C., Reyes, L., Ferreira, J.F., Sandhu, D. 2023. Understanding the salt overly sensitive pathway in Prunus: Identification and characterization of NHX, CIPK, and CBL genes.. The Plant Genome. e20371. https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20371.
Plant phase extraction: A method for enhanced discovery of the RNA-binding proteome and its dynamics in plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Xu, Y., Skaggs, T.H., Ferreira, J.F., Chen, X., Sandhu, D. 2023. Plant phase extraction: A method for enhanced discovery of the RNA-binding proteome and its dynamics in plants. The Plant Cell. 35(8):2750-2772. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad124.
A critical look at plant response to salinity/sodicity and implication for global food security - ()
Evaluating new breeding material for salinity tolerance in almond rootstocks and exploring novel sources of salinity tolerance in Prunus - (Abstract Only)
Salinity-tolerance and its mechanism in diverse genotypes of guar - (Abstract Only)
NaCl accumulation, shoot biomass, antioxidant capacity, and gene expression of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg. in response to irrigation waters of moderate to high salinity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Liu, X., Suddarth, S., Nguyen, C., Sandhu, D. 2022. NaCl accumulation, shoot biomass, antioxidant capacity, and gene expression of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg. in response to irrigation waters of moderate to high salinity. Agriculture. 12(11). Article 1856. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12111856.
Salinity responses in 24 guar genotypes are linked to multigenic regulation explaining the complexity of tolerance mechanisms in planta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Pallete, A., William, M., Ferreira, J.F., Kaundal, A., Grover, K.K. 2023. Salinity responses in 24 guar genotypes are linked to multigenic regulation explaining the complexity of tolerance mechanisms in planta. Crop Science. 63(2):585-597. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20872.
Tools and approaches for the genetic improvement of salinity tolerance in alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals key pathways and genes involved in trichome development in tea plant (Camellia sinensis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, L., Tian, N., Hu, M., Sandhu, D., Jin, Q., Gu, M., Zhang, X., Peng, Y., Zhang, J., Chen, Z., Liu, G., Huang, M., Huang, J., Liu, Z., Liu, S. 2022. Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals key pathways and genes involved in trichome development in tea plant (Camellia sinensis). Frontiers in Plant Science. 13. Article 997778. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.997778.
Comparative transcriptome analysis of Agrobacterium tumefaciens reveals the molecular basis for the recalcitrant genetic transformation of Camellia sinensis L - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, K., Tian, N., Ferreira, J.F.S., Sandhu, D., Xiao, L., Gu, M., Luo, Y., Zhang, X., Liu, G., Liu, Z., Huang, J., Liu, S. 2022. Comparative transcriptome analysis of Agrobacterium tumefaciens reveals the molecular basis for the recalcitrant genetic transformation of Camellia sinensis L. Biomolecules. 12(5). Article 688. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom12050688.
Transgenic expression of Prunus persica Salt Overly Sensitive 2 (PpSOS2) in atsos2 mutant imparts salt tolerance in Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaundal, A., Sandhu, D., Singh, V., Duenas, M., Acharya, B.R., Nelson, B., Ferreira, J.F.S., Litt, A. 2022. Transgenic expression of Prunus persica Salt Overly Sensitive 2 (PpSOS2) in atsos2 mutant imparts salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. ACS Agricultural Science and Technology. 2(1):153-164. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00276.
Deciphering molecular mechanisms involved in salinity tolerance in guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) using transcriptome analyses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acharya, B.R., Sandhu, D., Dueñas, C., Ferreira, J.F., Grover, K.K. 2022. Deciphering molecular mechanisms involved in salinity tolerance in guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) using transcriptome analyses. Plants. 11(3). Article 291. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11030291.
Morphological, physiological, biochemical, and transcriptome studies reveal the importance of transporters and stress signaling pathways during salinity stress in Prunus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acharya, B.R., Sandhu, D., Dueñas, C., Dueñas, M., Pudussery, M.V., Kaundal, A., Ferreira, J.F., Suarez, D.L., Skaggs, T.H. 2022. Morphological, physiological, biochemical, and transcriptome studies reveal the importance of transporters and stress signaling pathways during salinity stress in Prunus. Scientific Reports. 12. Article 1274. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05202-1.
Linking genetic determinants with salinity tolerance and ion relationships in eggplant, tomato and pepper - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suarez, D.L., Celis, N., Ferreira, J.F.S., Reynolds, T., Sandhu, D. 2021. Linking genetic determinants with salinity tolerance and ion relationships in eggplant, tomato and pepper. Scientific Reports. 11. Article 16298. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95506-5.
Physiological, morphological, biochemical, and genetic responses of alfalfa to salinity - ()
Acharya, B., Sandhu, D., Ferreira, J.F.S. 2021. Physiological, morphological, biochemical, and genetic responses of alfalfa to salinity. In: Yu, L.X., Kole, C., editors. The Alfalfa Genome. Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. p. 145-157. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74466-3_9.
Contrasting responses of guar genotypes shed light on multiple component traits of salinity tolerance mechanisms Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Pallete, A., Pudussery, M.V., Grover, K.K. 2021. Contrasting responses of guar genotypes shed light on multiple component traits of salinity tolerance mechanisms. Agronomy. 11(6). Article 1068. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11061068.
Transcriptional profiling of two contrasting genotypes uncovers molecular mechanisms underlying salt tolerance in alfalfa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaundal, R., Duhan, N., Acharya, B.R., Pudussery, M.V., Ferreira, J.F., Suarez, D.L., Sandhu, D. 2021. Transcriptional profiling of two contrasting genotypes uncovers molecular mechanisms underlying salt tolerance in alfalfa. Scientific Reports. 11. Article 5210. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84461-w.
Transcript analysis of two spinach cultivars reveals the complexity of salt tolerance mechanisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, C., Sandhu, D., Ferreira, J.F. 2021. Transcript analysis of two spinach cultivars reveals the complexity of salt tolerance mechanisms. ACS Agricultural Science and Technology. 1(2):64-75. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsagscitech.0c00063.
Influence of moderate-to-high salinity on the phytochemical profile of two salinity-tolerant spinach genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tareq, F.S., Kotha, R.R., Ferreira, J.F., Sandhu, D., Luthria, D.L. 2021. Influence of moderate-to-high salinity on the phytochemical profile of two salinity-tolerant spinach genotypes. ACS Food Science and Technology. 1 205–214. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00034.
Germination and growth of spinach under potassium deficiency and irrigation with high-salinity water - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uçgun, K., Ferreira, J.F.S., Liu, X., Filho, J.B., Suarez, D.L., Lacerda, C.F., Sandhu, D. 2020. Germination and growth of spinach under potassium deficiency and irrigation with high-salinity water. Plants. 9(12). Article 1739. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9121739.
Linking diverse salinity responses of 14 almond rootstocks with physiological, biochemical, and genetic determinants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Kaundal, A., Acharya, B.R., Forest, T., Pudussery, M.V., Liu, X., Ferreira, J.F.S., Suarez, D.L. 2020. Linking diverse salinity responses of 14 almond rootstocks with physiological, biochemical, and genetic determinants. Scientific Reports. 10. Article 21087. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78036-4.
Genetic dissection of the salt tolerance mechanisms in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)
Isolation and characterization of salt overly sensitive family genes in spinach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, C., William, D., Sandhu, D. 2021. Isolation and characterization of Salt Overly Sensitive family genes in spinach. Physiologia Plantarum. 171(4):520-532. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppl.13125.
Spinach plants favor the absorption of K+ over Na+ regardless of salinity, and may benefit from Na+ when K+ is deficient in the soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Filho, J.B., Liu, X., Sandhu, D. 2020. Spinach plants favor the absorption of K+ over Na+ regardless of salinity, and may benefit from Na+ when K+ is deficient in the soil. Plants. 9(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9040507.
Mutation in a PHD-finger protein MS4 causes male sterility in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thu, S.W., Rai, K.M., Sandhu, D., Rajangam, A., Balasubramanian, V.K., Palmer, R.G., Mendu, V. 2019. Mutation in a PHD-finger protein MS4 causes male sterility in soybean. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1979-4.
Mechanistic insight into the salt tolerance of almonds - ()
Sandhu, D., Acharya, B. 2019. Mechanistic insight into the salt tolerance of almonds. Progressive Crop Consultant. 4(5):44-49.
Characterization of natural genetic variation identifies multiple genes involved in salt tolerance in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Pudussery, M.V., Kumar, R., Pallete, A., Markley, P., Bridges, W.C., Sekhon, R.S. 2020. Characterization of natural genetic variation identifies multiple genes involved in salt tolerance in maize. Functional and Integrative Genomics. 20:261-275. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10142-019-00707-x.
Grape rootstock response to salinity, water and combined salinity and water stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suarez, D.L., Celis, N., Anderson, R.G., Sandhu, D. 2019. Grape rootstock response to salinity, water and combined salinity and water stress. Agronomy. 9(6):321. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9060321.
Variable salinity responses and comparative gene expression in woodland strawberry genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Pudussery, M.V., Ferreira, J.F., Liu, X., Pallete, A., Grover, K.K., Hummer, K.E. 2019. Variable salinity responses and comparative gene expression in woodland strawberry genotypes. Scientia Horticulturae. 254:61-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2019.04.071.
Expression of the high-affinity K+ transporter 1 (PpHKT1) gene from almond rootstock 'Nemaguard' improved salt tolerance of transgenic Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaundal, A., Sandhu, D., Duenas, M., Ferreira, J.F. 2019. Expression of the high-affinity K+ transporter 1 (PpHKT1) gene from almond rootstock 'Nemaguard' improved salt tolerance of transgenic Arabidopsis. PLoS One. 14(3):e0214473. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214473.
Functional complementation of the high-affinity K+ transporter 1 (PpHKT1) gene from almond rootstock resulted in enhanced salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis - (Abstract Only)
Understanding the landscape of salt tolerance mechanism in alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Linking performance of almond rootstocks to underlying physiological and genetic determinants of salinity tolerance - (Abstract Only)
The high-affinity K+ transporter 1 (PpHKT1) gene from almond rootstock ‘Nemaguard’ improved salt tolerance of transgenic Arabidopsis - (Abstract Only)
Spinach (Spinacea oleracea, L.) response to salinity: nutritional value, physiological parameters, antioxidant capacity, and gene expression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Sandhu, D., Liu, X., Halvorson, J.J. 2018. Spinach (Spinacea oleracea, L.) response to salinity: nutritional value, physiological parameters, antioxidant capacity, and gene expression. Agriculture. 8(10):163. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8100163.
Salt tolerant alfalfa: A way to cope with an increasing soil and water salinity - (Abstract Only)
Inheritance and genetic mapping of the reduced height (Rht18) gene in wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grant, N., Mohan, A., Sandhu, D., Gill, K.S. 2018. Inheritance and genetic mapping of the reduced height (Rht18) gene in wheat. Plants. 7(3):58. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants7030058.
Seasonal and differential sesquiterpene accumulation in artemisia annua suggest selection based on both artemisinin and dihydroartemisinic acid may increase artemisinin in planta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Benedito, V.A., Sandhu, D., Marchese, J.A., Liu, S. 2018. Seasonal and differential sesquiterpene accumulation in artemisia annua suggest selection based on both artemisinin and dihydroartemisinic acid may increase artemisinin in planta. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1096. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01096.
Genetic and physiological analysis of salt tolerance in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)
Genetics and physiology of the nuclearly inherited yellow foliar mutants in soybean Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Coleman, Z., Atkinson, T., Rai, K.M., Mendu, V. 2018. Genetics and physiology of the nuclearly inherited yellow foliar mutants in soybean. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:471. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00471.
Dynamics of salt tolerance: molecular perspectives - ()
Sandhu, D., Kaundal, A. 2018. Dynamics of salt tolerance: molecular perspectives. In: Gosal, S.S., Wani, S.H., editors. Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement. Volume 3. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. p. 25-40. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94746-4.
Genetic analysis of salinity responses in Medicago genotypes - (Abstract Only)
Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the Na+/H+ exchanger gene family in Medicago truncatula - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Pudussery, M.V., Kaundal, R., Suarez, D.L., Kaundal, A., Sekhon, R.S. 2018. Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the Na+/H+ exchanger gene family in Medicago truncatula. Functional and Integrative Genomics. 18(2):141-153. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10142-017-0581-9.
Understanding genetic and physiological bases of salt tolerance in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)
Molecular analysis of the Na+/H+ exchanger gene family and its role in salt stress in Medicago truncatula - (Abstract Only)
Transposon-based functional characterization of soybean genes - ()
Sandhu, D., Bhattacharyya, M.K. 2017. Transposon-based functional characterization of soybean genes. In: Nguyen, H.T., Bhattacharyya, M.K., editors. The Soybean Genome. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. p. 183-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64198-0.
The endogenous transposable element Tgm9 is suitable for functional analyses of soybean genes and generating novel mutants for genetic improvement of soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Ghosh, J., Johnson, C., Baumbach, J., Baumert, E., Cina, T., Grant, D.M., Palmer, R.G., Bhattacharyya, M.K. 2017. The endogenous transposable element Tgm9 is suitable for functional analyses of soybean genes and generating novel mutants for genetic improvement of soybean. PLoS One. 12(8):1-14. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180732.
Isolation and characterization of a male fertility gene (Ms4) in soybean - (Abstract Only)
Variable salinity responses of 12 alfalfa genotypes and comparative expression analyses of salt-response genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Cornacchione, M.V., Ferreira, J.F., Suarez, D.L. 2017. Variable salinity responses of 12 alfalfa genotypes and comparative expression analyses of salt-response genes. Scientific Reports. 7:42958. doi: 10.1038/srep42958.
Isolation and characterization of the aconitate hydratase 4 (Aco4) gene from soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coleman, Z., Boelter, J., Espinosa, K., Goggi, S., Palmer, R.G., Sandhu, D. 2017. Isolation and characterization of the aconitate hydratase 4 (Aco4) gene from soybean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 97(4):648-691. doi: 10.1139/CJPS-2016-0363.
Understanding genetic and physiological bases of salt tolerance in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)
Evaluation and expression analysis of alfalfa genotypes in response to prolonged salt stress - (Abstract Only)
Soybean proteins GmTic110 and GmPsbP are crucial for chloroplast development and function Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Atkinson, T., Noll, A., Johnson, C., Espinosa, K., Boelter, J., Abel, S., Dhatt, B.K., Singsaas, E., Sepsenwol, S., Goggi, S., Palmer, R. 2016. Soybean proteins GmTic110 and GmPsbP are crucial for chloroplast development and function. Plant Science. 252:76-87 doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.07.006.
Transposon tagging of a male-sterility, female-sterility gene, St8, revealed that the meiotic MER3 DNA helicase activity is essential for fertility in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baumbach, J., Pudake, R.N., Johnson, C., Kleinhans, K., Ollhoff, A., Palmer, R.G., Bhattacharyya, M.K., Sandhu, D. 2016. Transposon tagging of a male-sterility, female-sterility gene, St8, revealed that the meiotic MER3 DNA helicase activity is essential for fertility in soybean. PLoS One. 11(3): e0150482. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150482.
Isolation and characterization of two chlorophyll-deficient genes in soybean - (Abstract Only)
The Tgm9-induced indexed insertional mutant collection to conduct community-based reverse genetics studies in soybean - (Abstract Only)