• J. B. Joshi, G. Nallathambi, K. K. Kumar, E. Kokiladevi, L.  Arul, P. Balasubramanian, D. Sudhakar (2016). An efficient recovery of transgenic plants from a tropical Indian maize inbred line.  J Microbiol Biotech Food Sci, 5 (4):  335-340

  • T. Rajesh,    S. Maruthasalam,    K. Kalpana,    K.  Poovannan,    K. K. Kumar,    E. Kokiladevi,    D. Sudhakar,   R. Samiyappan,  P.  Balasubramanian (2016). Stability of sheath blight resistance in transgenic ASD16 rice lines expressing a rice chi11 gene encoding chitinase. Biologia Plantarum,  60 (4): 749-756

  • T. Anuradha, P. Prabha, K. K. Kumar, P.  Balasubramanian (2016). Development of putative transgenic lines of cassava variety H-226. African Journal of Biotechnology, 15(3): 497-504. 


  • A. R. Sakthi, A. Naveenkumar,  P . S. Deepikha,  N. Balakrishnan,  K. K. Kumar,  E.  Kokiladevi,  V. Balasubramani, L. Arul,  P. K. Singh, D. Sudhakar, V.  Udayasuriyan, P. Balasubramanian (2015). Expression and inheritance of chimeric cry2AX1 gene in transgenic cotton plants generated through somatic embryogenesis. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. – Plant, 51(4): 379-389.

  • T. Anuradha, K. K. Kumar, P.  Balasubramanian (2015). Cyclic somatic embryogenesis of elite Indian cassava variety H-226. Indian Journal of Biotechnology,  14: 559-565.

  • V. Ramamoorthy, L. Govindaraj, M. Dhanasekaran, S. Vetrivel, K. K. Kumar, E. Ebenezar(2015). Combination of driselase and lysing enzyme in one molar potassium chloride is effective for the production of protoplasts from germinated conidia of Fusarium verticillioides. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 111: 127-134.

  • J. B. Joshi, S. Geetha, B. Singh, K. K. Kumar, E. Kokiladevi, L.  Arul, P. Balasubramanian, D. Sudhakar (2015). A maize α-zein promoter drives an endosperm-specific expression of transgene in rice. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants.   21(1):35-42.


  • J. B. Joshi,      S. Geetha,   K. R. Yathish,   A. John Joel,   B. Singh,   K. K. Kumar,   E. Kokiladevi,   L. Arul,   P. Balasubramanian,  D. Sudhakar (2014). A high-throughput regeneration protocol for recalcitrant tropical Indian maize (Zea mays L) inbreds. Maydica, 59: 211-216.


  • P. T. Prathima,   M. Raveendran,   K. K. Kumar,   P. R. Rahul,    V. Ganesh Kumar,      R. Viswanathan,     A. Ramesh Sundar,  P. Malathi,  D. Sudhakar, P. Balasubramaniam (2013). Differential Regulation of Defense-Related Gene Expression in Response to Red Rot Pathogen Colletotrichum falcatum Infection in Sugarcane. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 171: 488–503


  • A. Chandrasekar ,  K. Kalaiponmani , S. Elayabalan , K. K. Kumar , K. Angappan and P. Balasubramanian (2011). Screening of banana bunchy top virus through multiplex PCR approach. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 44: 1920–1925


  • B.N. Kidd, C.I Edgar, K.K. Kumar, E.A. Aitken, P.M. Schenk, J.M. Manners, and K. Kazan. (2009). The Mediator Complex Subunit, PFT1, is a Key Regulator of Jasmonate-dependent Defense in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 21:2237-2252.

  • S. Venkatesan, J.A.J Raja, S. Maruthasalam, K.K. Kumar, A. Ramanathan, D. Sudhakar and P. Balasubramanian. (2009). Transgenic resistance by N gene of a Peanut bud necrosis virus isolate of characteristic phgylogeny. Virus Genes 38: 445-454



  • S.  Maruthasalam, K. Kalpana,K. K. Kumar, M.Loganathan, K. Poovannan,    J.  A.  J.  Raja,   E. Kokiladevi,   R. Samiyappan,  D. Sudhakar  and P. Balasubramanian. (2007).  Pyramiding transgenic resistance in elite indica rice cultivars against the sheath blight and bacterial blight. Plant Cell Rep:  26:791–804



  • K. Kalpana, S.  Mauthasalam, T. Rajesh, K. Poovannan, K. K. Kumar, E.  Kokiladevi, J.A.J. Raja, D. Sudhakar, R. Velazhahan,  R. Samiyappan and P. Balasubramanian. (2006). Engineering sheath blight resistance in elite indica rice cultivars using genes encoding defense proteins. Plant Science 170: 203-215

  • S. Sareena, K. Poovannan, K. K. Kumar, J. A. J. Raja, R. Samiyappan, D. Sudhakar and P. Balasubramanian. (2006). Biochemical responses in transgenic rice plants  expressing a defence gene deployed against the sheath blight pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani. Current  Science 91: 1529-1532


  • K. K. Kumar, S. Maruthasalam, M. Loganathan, D. Sudhakar and P. Balasubramanian. (2005) An improved Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocol for recalcitrant elite indica rice cultivars. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 23: 67-73



  • K. K. Kumar, Poovannan K, Nandakumar R, Thamilarasi K, Geetha C, Jayashree N, Kokiladevi E, Raja JAJ, Samiyappan  R, Sudhakar D and Balasubramanian P.(2003). A high throughput functional expression assay system for a defence gene conferring transgenic resistance on rice against the sheath blight pathogen, Rhizactonia solani.  Plant Science 165:  969-976


  • K. K. Kumar and K. Parvathy Parameswaren. (1998) Characterization of storage protein from selected varieties of foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv). J. Sci. Food Agri. 77, 535-542


On-Going Projects Details:
 S. No Project Name  Funding Agency  Year of Completion Budget

Development and transfer of technology from Queensland University of Technology-Transfer and evaluation of Indian banana with BBTV construct.
BIRAC, New Delhi

113.30 lakhs   

Completed Projects Details:

 S. No Project Name  Funding Agency  Year of Completion Budget

Genetic engineering of cotton for leaf curl virus disease resistance through RNAi technology.
   Private Agency


     20 lakhs   

Engineering novel disease resistance in wheat and rice by silencing disease susceptibility genes.

  100.63 lakhs    

Engineering resistance in papaya against the papaya ring spot virus through RNAi approach.   DBT
  58.84 lakhs