Dr. Rajesh  Mehrotra

Dr. Rajesh Mehrotra

Associate Professor
Institute of Technology and Science, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Banaras Hindu University, India

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Breeding
62%
Biotechnology
90%
Genetic
75%
Plant Production
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Tomar, V., G.K. Sidhu, P. Nogia, R. Mehrotra and S. Mehrotra, 2016. Role of habitat and great oxidation event on the occurrence of three multisubunit inorganic carbon-uptake systems in cyanobacteria. J. Genet., 95: 109-118.
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  2. Taparia, T., M.V.S.S. Manjari, R. Mehrotra, P. Shukla and S. Mehrotra, 2016. Developments and challenges in biodiesel production from microalgae: A review. Biotechnol. Applied Biochem., 63: 715-726.
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  3. Nogia, P., G.K. Sidhu, R. Mehrotra and S. Mehrotra, 2016. Capturing atmospheric carbon: Biological and nonbiological methods. Int. J. Low-Carbon Technol., 11: 266-274.
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  4. Nakazawa, N., R. Mehrotra, O. Arakawa and M. Yanagida, 2016. ICRF-193, an anticancer topoisomerase II inhibitor, induces arched telophase spindles that snap, leading to a ploidy increase in fission yeast. Genes Cells, 21: 978-993.
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  5. Mehrotra, R., Z.H. Khan and S. Mehrotra, 2016. Lipase catalysed transesterfication. Enzyme Eng., Vol. 5. 10.4172/2329-6674.1000e113.
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  6. Bhalothia, P., C. Sangwan, A. Alok, S. Mehrotra and R. Mehrotra, 2016. PP2C-like promoter and its deletion variants are induced by ABA but not by MeJA and SA in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3389/fpls.2016.00547.
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  7. Mehrotra, R., C. Sangwan, Z.H. Khan and S. Mehrotra, 2015. Cis regulatory elements in regulation of plant gene expression: An overview. Gene Technol., Vol. 4. 10.4172/2329-6682.1000129.
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  8. Kanchan, S., R. Mehrotra and S. Chowdhury, 2015. In silico analysis of the Endonuclease III protein family identifies key residues and processes during evolution. J. Mol. Evol., 81: 54-67.
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  9. Sidhu, G.K., R. Mehrotra and S. Mehrotra, 2014. Carbon concentrating mechanisms: in rescue of Rubisco inefficiency. Acta Physiol. Plant., 36: 3101-3114.
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  10. Nigam, S., S. Mehrotra, B. Vani and R Mehrotra, 2014. Lipase immobilization techniques for biodiesel production: An overview. Int. J. Renew. Energy Biofuels, Vol. 2014. 10.5171/2014.664708.
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  11. Mehrotra, R., V. Jain, C. Shekhar and S. Mehrotra, 2014. Genome wide analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana reveals high frequency of AAAGN7CTTT motif. Meta Gene, 2: 606-615.
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  12. Mehrotra, R., P. Bhalothia, P. Bansal, M.K. Basantani, V. Bharti and S. Mehrotra, 2014. Abscisic acid and abiotic stress tolerance-different tiers of regulation. J. Plant Physiol., 171: 486-496.
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  13. Kanchan, S., R. Mehrotra and S. Chowdhury, 2014. Evolutionary pattern of four representative DNA repair proteins across six model organisms: An in silico analysis. Network Model. Anal. Health Inform. Bioinform., Vol. 3, No. 1. 10.1007/s13721-014-0070-1.
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  14. Ravi, B., U. Banerjee, S. Mehrotra and R. Mehrotra, 2013. Engineering lipases for enhanced catalysis. Curr. Chem. Biol., 7: 114-120.
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  15. Ravi, B., S. Mehrotra and R. Mehrotra, 2013. Advances in heterogeneous and enzymatic catalysis for the industrial production of biodiesel by transesterification: An overview. Curr. Chem. Biol., 7: 104-113.
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  16. Mehrotra, R., S. Sethi, I. Zutshi, P. Bhalothia and S. Mehrotra, 2013. Patterns and evolution of ACGT repeat cis-element landscape across four plant genomes. BMC Genom., Vol. 14. 10.1186/1471-2164-14-203.
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  17. Mangla, V., B. Ravi, S. Mehra, S. Mehrotra and R. Mehrotra, 2013. Biofuels: An overview with special emphasis on biodiesel and the role of lipase enzyme in its synthesis. Curr. Chem. Biol., 7: 96-103.
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  18. Maji, S., R. Mehrotra and S. Mehrotra, 2013. Extraction of high quality cellulose from the stem of Calotropis procera. S. Asian J. Exp. Biol., 3: 113-118.
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  19. Jha, P.N., G. Gupta, P. Jha and R. Mehrotra, 2013. Association of rhizospheric/endophytic bacteria with plants: A potential gateway to sustainable agriculture. Greener J. Agric. Sci., 3: 73-84.
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  20. Bhattacharjee, S., K. Renganaath, R. Mehrotra and S. Mehrotra, 2013. Combinatorial control of gene expression. BioMed Res. Int., Vol. 2013. 10.1155/2013/407263.
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  21. Bhalothia, P., S. Mehrotra and R. Mehrotra, 2013. Cloning and characterization of protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) like promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana. Int. J. Biosci. Biochem. Bioinform., 3: 103-105.
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  22. Bhalothia, P., A. Alok, S. Mehrotra and R. Mehrotra, 2013. AACA element negatively regulates expression of protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) like promoter in Arabidopsis thaliana. Am. J. Plant Sci., 4: 549-554.
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  23. Ravi, B., M. Rai, S. Mehrotra and R. Mehrotra, 2012. An efficient protocol for the isolation of fungal DNA for strains obtained from oil contaminated fields. S. Asian J. Exp. Biol., 2: 162-165.
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  24. Mehrotra, R., A. Yadav, P. Bhalothia, R. Karan and S. Mehrotra, 2012. Evidence for directed evolution of larger size motif in Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Scient. World J., Vol. 2012. 10.1100/2012/983528.
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  25. Nakazawa, N., R. Mehrotra, M. Ebe and M. Yanagida, 2011. Condensin phosphorylated by the Aurora-B-like kinase Ark1 is continuously required until telophase in a mode distinct from Top2. J. Cell Sci., 124: 1795-1807.
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  26. Mehrotra, S., P.K. Trivedi, A. Sethuraman and R. Mehrotra, 2011. The rbcL gene of Populus deltoides has multiple transcripts and is redox-regulated in vitro. J. Plant Physiol., 168: 466-473.
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  27. Mehrotra, R., S. Mehrotra and J. Panwar, 2011. Bionics: Where machines imitate life. Biotech Bioinform. Bioeng., 1: 275-277.
  28. Mehrotra, R., G. Gupta, R. Sethi, P. Bhalothia, N. Kumar and S. Mehrotra, 2011. Designer promoter: An artwork of cis engineering. Plant Mol. Biol., 75: 527-536.
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  29. Mehrotra, R. and S. Mehrotra, 2010. Promoter activation by ACGT in response to salicylic and abscisic acids is differentially regulated by the spacing between two copies of the motif. J. Plant Physiol., 167: 1214-1218.
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  30. Bajaj, A., P. Lohan, P.N. Jha and R. Mehrotra, 2010. Biodiesel production through lipase catalyzed transesterification: An overview. J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzymatic, 62: 9-14.
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  31. Mehrotra, R., S. Kumar, S. Mehrotra and B.D. Singh, 2009. Seed storage protein gene regulation-a jig-saw puzzle. Indian J. Biotechnol., 8: 147-158.
  32. Mehrotra, R. and J. Panwar, 2009. Dimerization of GT element interferes negatively with gene activation. J. Genet., 88: 257-260.
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  33. Chaturvedi, C.P., S.V. Sawant, K. Kiran, R. Mehrotra, N. Lodhi, S.A. Ansari and R. Tuli, 2006. Analysis of polarity in the expression from a multifactorial bidirectional promoter designed for high-level expression of transgenes in plants. J. Biotechnol., 123: 1-12.
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  34. Sawant, S.V., K. Kiran, R. Mehrotra, C.P. Chaturvedi and S.A. Ansari et al., 2005. A variety of synergistic and antagonistic interactions mediated by cis-acting DNA motifs regulate gene expression in plant cells and modulate stability of the transcription complex formed on a basal promoter. J. Exp. Bot., 56: 2345-2353.
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  35. Mehrotra, R., K. Kiran, C.P. Chaturvedi, S.A. Ansari, N. Lodhi, S. Sawant and R. Tuli, 2005. Effect of copy number and spacing of the ACGT and GT cis elements on transient expression of minimal promoter in plants. J. Genet., 84: 183-187.
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  36. Pushpangadan, P., S. Srivastava, R. Mehrotra and V.K. Kochhar, 2004. Water-fixing/producing bacteria for combating freshwater scarcity. Curr. Sci., 87: 1644-1646.
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