Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

Transcriptional hierarchies in pre-meiotic to meiotic transition in maize germline

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences

Focus area :

Plant genetics, Plant physiology

Principal Investigator :

Dr Pranjal Yadava, Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), New Delhi

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Associated Programme / Scheme :

Core Research Grant (CRG)


Executive Summary :

The goal is to understand the genetic regulation of developmental events in maize anthers by elucidating the functions of small RNAs, particularly an unusual and unexplored class of small RNAs (phasiRNAs) that are highly enriched in grass anthers. Additionally, a novel gene for male sterility would be cloned, and its interaction with other specific small RNAs shall be delineated.


Dr Ganapati Mukri, Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), New Delhi, Dr Rakesh Devlash, Ch. Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

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