• Varanavasiappan Shanmugam, Y.-W, Wang, M. Tsednee, K. Karunakaran and K.-C. Yeh* (2015). Glutathione plays an essential role in nitric oxide-mediated iron-deficiency signaling and iron-deficiency tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, 84: 464-477.



  • Varanavasiappan Shanmugam, J.C, Lo and K.-C. Yeh* (2013). Control of zinc uptake in Arabidopsis halleri: a Zn/Fe balance. Frontiers in Plant Science 4: 281.

  • Y.-Y. Chen, Y. Wang, L.-J. Shin, J.-F. Wu, Varanavasiappan Shanmugam, M. Tsednee, J.-C. Lo, C.-C. Chen, S.-H. Wu and K.-C. Yeh* (2013). Iron is involved in maintenance of circadian period length in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 161(3):1409-20. 


  • Varanavasiappan Shanmugam, M. Tsednee and K.-C. Yeh* (2012). ZINC TOLERANCE INDUCED BY IRON 1 reveals the importance of glutathione in iron mediated zinc tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal 69 (6): 1006-1017.


  • Varanavasiappan Shanmugam, J.-C. Lo, C.-L. Wu, S.-L. Wang, C.-C. Lai, E.L. Connolly, J.-L. Huang and K.-C. Yeh* (2011). Differential expression and regulation of iron regulated metal transporters in Arabidopsis halleri and Arabidopsis thaliana– the role in zinc tolerance. New Phytologist 190:125-137. 

  • Indira, S, Muthusubramanian, V, Tonapi, V.A*, Varanavasiappan, S and Seetharama, N (2006). Utility of biocontrol agents in the suppression of seed borne pathogenic mycoflora and their effect on seed quality in sorghum. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 39 (5): 379-389.

  • Tonapi, V.A*, Rachana, M.R, Navi, S.S, Reddy, R.K, Thakur, R.P, Bandyopadhyay, R, Varanavasiappan, S and Seetharama, N (2005). Effect of temperature and humidity regimes on grain mold sporulation and seed quality in sorghum. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 40 (2): 113-127.

On-Going Projects Details:
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Transcriptome of barnyard millet to characterize the Fe/Zn uptake metal transporters and transcriptional regulators involved in Fe and Zn homeostasis



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