Manojit Basu

Biosciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Telephone : (865) 576-3918
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Manojit M. Basu

Postdoctoral Researche

  • Ph.D., Plant Science, University of Nottingham, England, UK 2007
  • M.S., Plant Genetic Manipulation, University of Nottingham, England, UK 2004
  • B.Sc., Agriculture, Gujarat Agricultural University, India, 2002

Research Interests:

  • Root Architecture - Auxin action and hormonal cross-talk during lateral root initiation and development
  • Carbon Sequestration – Molecular mechanism governing carbon allocation in Populus
  • Floral abscission – Interaction between hydrolytic enzymes and hormones affecting the process of cell separation in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Plant responses to high temperature and drought - Molecular tools to avoid and endure stress

Recent Publications:

  • Evaluation of wild Arachis species for abiotic stress tolerance: Thermal stress and leaf water relations (Euphytica, 2007)
  • Comparative Physical Mapping of the Apospory-Specific Genomic Region in Two Apomictic Grasses: Pennisetum squamulatum and Cenchrus ciliaris(Genetics, 2006)