20132021

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  1. A Alok, S Tyagi, K Singh, A Pandey. Targeted Metabolite Profiling of Five Cultivars of Vitis vinifera L. Fruits - ACS Food Science & Technology, 2021

  2. A Alok, H Chauhan, SK Upadhyay, A Pandey, J Kumar, K Singh. Compendium of Plant-Specific CRISPR Vectors and Their Technical Advantages, life 11, 1121
  3. N Kaushal, A Alok, M Kajal, K Singh. Regeneration and Genetic Fidelity Analysis of Chlorophytum borivilianum Using Flower Stalk as Explant Source. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 12 (04), 95
  4. Kaur N*, Alok A*, Shivani, Kumar P, Kaur N, Awasthi P, Chaturvedi S, Pandey P, Pandeya A, Pandey AK, Tiwari S (2020) CRISPR/Cas9 directed editing of lycopene epsilon-cyclase modulates metabolic flux for β-carotene biosynthesis in banana fruit. Metabolic Engineering. 59:76-86. (* Co-first author)
  5. Jogam, P., Dulam, S., Shekhawat, MS;  Alok, A; Manokari M,  Abbagani, S.,  Allini, VR (2020) Genetic stability analysis using DNA barcoding and molecular markers and foliar micro-morphological analysis of in vitro regenerated and in vivo grown plants of Artemisia vulgaris Industrial Crops and Products  (Revision Submitted)
  6. Alok A, Kaur J, Tiwari S, (2020) Functional characterization of wheat myo-inositol oxygenase promoter under different abiotic tress conditions in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biotechnology letters 
  7. Sharma A, Tyagi S, Alok A, Singh K, Upadhyay SK (2020) Thaumatin-like protein kinases: Molecular characterization and transcriptional profiling in five cereal crops. Plant Science. 290, 110317.
  8. Alok A, Tiwari S, Tuli R (2019) A bidirectional promoter from Papaya leaf crumple virus functions in both monocot and dicot plants. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 108, 101423.
  9. Singh J, Kumar S, Alok A, Upadhyay SK, Rawat M, Tsang DCW, Bolan N, Kim K-H (2019) The potential of green synthesized zinc oxide nanoparticles as nutrient source for plant growth. Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.01.018
  10. Kaur N, Alok A, Shivani, Kaur N, Pandey P, Awasthi P, Tiwari S (2017) CRISPR/Cas9-mediated efficient editing in phytoene desaturase (PDS) demonstrates precise manipulation in banana cv. Rasthali genome. Functional & Integrative Genomics17: 1–11.
  11. Alok A, Sharma NC,Tiwari S (2016) Cis-element architectures of the promoter regions and expression pattern of myo-inositol oxygenase (MIOX) genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research. 6:259-266
  12. Alok A, Sharma NC, Tiwari S (2016) An efficient direct multiple shoot induction using immature and mature embryos of Indian wheat cultivars. International Journal of Bio-Technology and Research. 6:9-16
  13. Alok A, Shukla V, Pala Z, Kumar J, Kudale S, Desai N (2016) In-vitro regeneration and optimization of factors affecting Agrobacterium mediated transformation in Artemisia Pallens, an important medicinal plant. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. 22(2):261-269.
  14. Pala Z,Shukla V,Alok A, Kudale S, Desai N (2016) Enhanced production of an anti-malarial compound artesunate by hairy root cultures and phytochemical analysis of Artemisia pallens 3 Biotech. 6:182.
  15. Flowerika, Alok A, Kumar J, Thakur N, Pandey A, Pandey AK, Upadhyay SK, Tiwari S (2016) Characterization and expression analysis of phytoene synthase from bread wheat (Triticum aestivum).PLoS One. 11(10):e0162443.
  16. Pandey A, Alok A, Lakhwani D, Singh J, Asif MH, Trivedi PK (2016) Genome-wide expression analysis and metabolite profiling elucidate transcriptional regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis and modulation under abiotic stresses in banana. Scientific Reports. 6:31361.
  17. Pandey A, Misra P, Alok A, Kaur N, Sharma S, Lakhwani D, Asif MH, Tiwari S, Trivedi PK (2016) Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of homeodomain leucine zipper subfamily IV (HDZ IV) gene family from Musa accuminata. Frontiers in Plant Science.7:20.
  18. Bhati KK, Alok A, Kumar A, Kaur J, Tiwari S, Pandey AK (2016) Silencing of ABCC13 transporter in wheat reveals its involvement in grain development, phytic acid accumulation and lateral root formation. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67(14):4379-89.
  19. Bhalothia P, Sangwan C, Alok A, Mehrotra S, Mehrotra R (2016) PP2C-like Promoter and Its Deletion Variants Are Induced by ABA but Not by MeJA and SA in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:547.
  20. Kumar J, Alok A, Kumar J, Tuli R (2016) Senna leaf curl virus: a novel begomovirus identified in Senna occidentalis. Achieves of Virology 161(9):2609-12.
  21. Alok A, Kaur H, Bhati KK, Kumar J, Pandey P, Upadhyay SK, Pandey A, Sharma NC, Pandey AK, Tiwari S (2015) Biochemical characterization and spatio-temporal expression of myo-inositol oxygenase (MIOX) from wheat (Triticum aestivum). Plant Gene 4:10-19.
  22. Kumar J, Gunapati S, Alok A, Lalit A, Gadre R, Sharma NC, Roy JK, Singh SP (2015) Cotton leaf curl Burewala virus with intact or mutant transcriptional activator proteins: complexity of cotton leaf curl disease. Archives of virology 160(5):1219-1228.
  23. Shukla V, Pala Z, Alok A, Desai N (2015) Screening of different Artemisia spp. from Western Ghats of Maharashtra for an anti-malarial compound-artemisinin. American Journal of Plant Sciences 1619-1632
  24. Upadhyay SK, Kumar J, Alok A, Tuli R (2013) RNA-guided genome editing for target gene mutations in wheat. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics 3(12):2233-2238.
  25. Bhalothia P, Alok A, Mehrotra S, Mehrotra R (2013) AACA element negatively regulates expression of protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) like promoter in Arabidopsis thaliana. American Journal of Plant Sciences 4(3):549-554.

 Reviews/Chapters:

  1. Alok A., Sharma S., Kumar J., Verma S., Sood H. (2017) Engineering in Plant Genome Using Agrobacterium: Progress and Future. In: Kalia V., Saini A. (eds) Metabolic Engineering for Bioactive Compounds. Springer, Singapore
  2. Alok A., Kumar J., Jogam P., Sandhya D. (2018) CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Gene Editing Tool and Fathomless Genetic and Metabolic Engineering Applications in Plants. In: Yadav S., Kumar V., Singh S. (eds) Recent Trends and Techniques in Plant Metabolic Engineering. Springer, Singapore
  3. Alok A., Kumar J., Upadhyay S.K. (2018) Engineering in Hairy Roots Using CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Editing. In: Srivastava V., Mehrotra S., Mishra S. (eds) Hairy Roots. Springer, Singapore
  4. Kumar J., Alok A., Narnoliya L.K. (2019) A CRISPR Technology and Biomolecule Production by Synthetic Biology Approach. In: Singh SP., Pandey A., Du G., Kumar S. (eds) Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Elsevier
  5. Nag A., Alok A., Singh K. (2019) Applications of Landscape Genetics to Study the Effect of Varying Landscapes and Environmental Challenges in Plant Populations. In: Singh S., Upadhyay S., Pandey A., Kumar S. (eds) Molecular Approaches in Plant Biology and Environmental Challenges. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Springer, Singapore
  6. Bhalothia P., Yajnik K., Alok A., Upadhayay SK. (2020) The current progress of CRISPR/Cas9 development in plants. In: Singh V., Dhar P. (eds) Genome Engineering via CRISPR-Cas9 System. Elsevier
  7. Alok A., Jain P., Kumar J., Yajnik K., Bhalothia P. (2020) Genome engineering in medicinally important plants using CRISPR/Cas9 tool. In: Singh V., Dhar P. (eds) Genome Engineering via CRISPR-Cas9 System. Elsevier
  8. Alok A., Tiwari S., Kaur J. (2020) CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome engineering in microbes and its application in plant beneficial effects. In: Sharma V., Salwan R., Tawfeeq Al-Ani LK. (eds) Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture. Elsevier
  9. Kumar P., Alok A., Kumar J., (2020) Expanding the Potential of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology for Crops Improvement. In: Singh V. (eds) Advances in Synthetic Biology. Springer, Singapore
  10. Alok A (2020) CRISPR and RNAi systems: Advanced Research in Plant Breeding and Protection. In: ​ Kamel A. Abd Elsalam., Ki-Taek Lim (eds). Different ways of wheat genetic transformation for efficient genome editing. Elsevier (In press)
  11. Alok A, Kumar J, Nag A., Singh K., Singh, SP., (2020) Improvement of abiotic stress tolerance by modulating polyamine pathway. In : Compatible Solutes Engineering for Crop Plants Facing Climate Change. Springer (In press)
  12. Alok A, S Dulam, Jogam P, Rodrigues V, Bhati KK,  Sharma H, Kumar J (2020) The rise of CRISPR/Cpf1 system for efficient genome editing in plants. Frontier in plant science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00264.
  13. Jogam P, S Dulam, Allini VR, Abbagani S, Alok A, (2020) The present and potential future methods for delivering CRISPR/Cas9 components in plants

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Interest Keywords

  • Transgenic plants
  • CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Banana
  • Wheat

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