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Devinder Sandhu
Research Geneticist (Plants)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genetic dissection of the salt tolerance mechanisms in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)
Isolation and characterization of salt overly sensitive family genes in spinach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, C., William, D., Sandhu, D. 2020. Isolation and characterization of salt overly sensitive family genes in spinach. Physiologia Plantarum. 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 - (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 - (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)