Dr. Vinod  Kumar

Dr. Vinod Kumar

Assistant Professor
DAV University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Guru Nanak Dev University, India

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Biochemistry
62%
Plant Physiology
90%
Medicinal Plant
75%
Plant Biology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2019. Elemental composition of plants and multivariate analysis. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett., 42: 45-50.
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  2. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, P. Kaur, G.P.S. Sidhu and A.S. Bali et al., 2019. Pollution assessment of heavy metals in soils of India and ecological risk assessment: A state-of-the-art. Chemosphere, 216: 449-462.
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  3. Kohli, S.K., S. Bali, R. Tejpal, V. Bhalla and V. Verma et al., 2019. In-situ localization and biochemical analysis of bio-molecules reveals Pb-stress amelioration in Brassica juncea L. by co-application of 24-epibrassinolide and salicylic acid. Scient. Rep., Vol. 9. 10.1038/s41598-019-39712-2.
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  4. Kohli, S.K., S. Bali, K. Khanna, P. Bakshi and P. Sharma et al., 2019. A Current Scenario on Role of Brassinosteroids in Plant Defense Triggered in Response to Biotic Challenges. In: Brassinosteroids: Plant Growth and Development, Hayat, S., M. Yusuf, R. Bhardwaj and A. Bajguz (Eds.). Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-13-6058-9, pp: 367-388.

  5. Keshavarzi, A. and V. Kumar, 2019. Spatial distribution and potential ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in agricultural soils of Northeastern Iran. Geol. Ecol. Landscapes. 10.1080/24749508.2019.1587588.
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  6. Dogra, N., M. Sharma, A. Sharma, A. Keshavarzi and Minakshi et al., 2019. Pollution assessment and spatial distribution of roadside agricultural soils: A case study from India. Int. J. Environ. Health Res. 10.1080/09603123.2019.1578865.
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  7. Yegemova, S., R. Kumar, J. Abuduwaili, L. Ma and A. Samat et al., 2018. Identifying the key information and land management plans for water conservation under dry weather conditions in the border areas of the syr Darya river in Kazakhstan. Water, Vol. 10. 10.3390/w10121754.
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  8. Yadav, P., R. Kaur, M.K. Kanwar, A. Sharma, V. Verma, G. Sirhindi and R. Bhardwaj, 2018. Castasterone confers copper stress tolerance by regulating antioxidant enzyme responses, antioxidants and amino acid balance in B. juncea seedlings. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety, 147: 725-734.
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  9. Sidhu, G.P.S., A.S. Bali, V. Kumar and R. Bhardwaj, 2018. Mitigating Cadmium Toxicity in Plants by Phytohormones. In: Cadmium Toxicity and Tolerance in Plants: From Physiology to Remediation, Hasanuzzaman, M., M.N.V. Prasad and M. Fujita (Eds.). Academic Press, UK., ISBN: 978-0-12-814864-8, pp: 375-396.

  10. Sharma, R., V. Kumar and R. Kumar, 2018. Distribution of phytoliths in plants: A review. Geol. Ecol. Landscapes. 10.1080/24749508.2018.1522838.
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  11. Sharma, R., R. Bhardwaj, V. Gautam, S. Bali and R. Kaur et al., 2018. Phytoremediation in Waste Management: Hyperaccumulation Diversity and Techniques. In: Plants under Metal and Metalloid Stress, Hasanuzzaman M., K. Nahar and M. Fujita (Eds.). Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-13-2242-6, pp: 277-302.

  12. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, R. Kumar, B. Shahzad, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2018. Brassinosteroid-mediated pesticide detoxification in plants: A mini-review. Cogent Food Agric., Vol. 4. 10.1080/23311932.2018.1436212.
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  13. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, N. Honda, S. Bali and R. Kaur et al., 2018. Potential of Endophytic Bacteria in Heavy Metal and Pesticide Detoxification. In: Plant Microbiome: Stress Response, Egamberdieva, D. and P. Ahmad (Eds.). Springer, New York, pp: 327-335.

  14. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, H. Yuan, M.K. Kanwar, R. Bhardwaj, A.K. Thukral and B. Zheng, 2018. Jasmonic acid seed treatment stimulates insecticide detoxification in Brassica juncea L. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 9. 10.3389/fpls.2018.01609.
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  15. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Kumar, R. Bhardwaj, A.K. Thukral and J. Rodrigo-Comino, 2018. Assessment of heavy-metal pollution in three different Indian water bodies by combination of multivariate analysis and water pollution indices. Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess.: Int. J. 10.1080/10807039.2018.1497946.
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  16. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2018. Comparison of different reflectance indices for vegetation analysis using Landsat-TM data. Remote Sens. Applic.: Soc. Environ., 12: 70-77.
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  17. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, P. Kaur, R. Kumar, A. Keshavarzi, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2018. Assessment of soil properties from catchment areas of Ravi and Beas rivers: A review. Geol. Ecol. Landscapes. 10.1080/24749508.2018.1525669.
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  18. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, P. Bakshi, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2018. Multivariate analysis on the distribution of elements in plants. Acta Physiol. Plant., Vol. 40. 10.1007/s11738-018-2765-x.
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  19. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, Minakshi, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2018. Temporal distribution, source apportionment, and pollution assessment of metals in the sediments of Beas river, India. Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess.: Int. J., 24: 2162-2181.
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  20. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, Minakshi, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2018. Temporal distribution, source apportionment, and pollution assessment of metals in the sediments of Beas river, India. Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess.: Int. J., 24: 2162-2181.
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  21. Kumar, R. and V. Kumar, 2018. A review of phylogeography: Biotic and abiotic factors. Geol. Ecol. Landscapes. 10.1080/24749508.2018.1452486.
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  22. Keshavarzi, A. and V. Kumar, 2018. Ecological risk assessment and source apportionment of heavy metal contamination in agricultural soils of Northeastern Iran. Int. J. Environ. Health Res. 10.1080/09603123.2018.1555638.
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  23. Kaur, R., R. Kaur, A. Sharma, V. Kumar, M. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2018. Microbial production of dicarboxylic acids from edible plants and milk using GC-MS. J. Anal. Sci. Technol., Vol. 9. 10.1186/s40543-018-0154-0.
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  24. Kaur, R., P. Yadav, S.K. Kohli, V. Kumar and P. Bakshi et al., 2018. Emerging Trends and Tools in Transgenic Plant Technology for Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals and Metalloids. In: Transgenic Plant Technology for Remediation of Toxic Metals and Metalloids, Prasad, M.N.V. (Ed.). Academic Press, UK., ISBN: 978-0-12-814389-6, pp: 63-88.

  25. Handa, N., S.K. Kohli, R. Kaur, A. Sharma and V. Kumar et al., 2018. Role of Compatible Solutes in Enhancing Antioxidative Defense in Plants Exposed to Metal Toxicity. In: Plants under Metal and Metalloid Stress, Hasanuzzaman M., K. Nahar and M. Fujita (Eds.). Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-13-2242-6, pp: 207-228.

  26. Vinod, K., S. Anket, K. Sukhmeen, B. Renu and A.K. Thukral, 2017. Multivariate statistical analysis of secondary metabolites and total lipid antioxidants. Int. J. Trop. Agric., 35: 377-381.

  27. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, S. Kohli, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. Brassinolide seed treatment modulates the enzymatic antioxidative defense system in Indian mustard under imidacloprid toxicity. Int. J. Trop. Agric., 35: 383-388.

  28. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2017. Seed pre-soaking with 24-epibrassinolide reduces the imidacloprid pesticide residues in green pods of Brassica juncea L. Toxicol. Environ. Chem., 99: 95-103.
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  29. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, M.K. Kanwar, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. Phytochemical profiling of the leaves of Brassica juncea L. using GC-MS. Int. Food Res. J., 24: 547-551.
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  30. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, M.K. Kanwar, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. Ameliorating imidacloprid induced oxidative stress by 24-epibrassinolide in Brassica juncea L. Russian J. Plant Physiol., 64: 509-517.
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  31. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. 24-epibrassinolide restores the synthesis of proteins and amino acids in Brassica juncea L. leaves under imidacloprid stress. J. Hortic. Res., 25: 85-90.
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  32. Sharma, A., S. Thakur, V. Kumar, A.K. Kesavan, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. 24-epibrassinolide stimulates imidacloprid detoxification by modulating the gene expression of Brassica juncea L. BMC Plant Biol., Vol. 17. 10.1186/s12870-017-1003-9.
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  33. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, S. Kohli, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2017. Multivariate statistical analysis of secondary metabolites and total lipid antioxidants. Int. J. Trop. Agric., 35: 377-381.

  34. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Kaur, A.K. Thukral, R. Bhardwaj and P. Ahmad, 2017. Differential distribution of amino acids in plants. Amino acids, 49: 821-869.
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  35. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2017. Analysis of organic acids of tricarboxylic acid cycle in plants using GC-MS and system modeling. J. Anal. Sci. Technol., Vol. 8. 10.1186/s40543-017-0129-6.
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  36. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. Water quality of river Beas of India. Curr. Sci., 112: 1138-1157.
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  37. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. Multivariate analysis of antioxidant enzymes and pigments in the leaves of plants from the catchment area of river Beas, India. Ecol. Environ. Conserv. J., 23: 191-197.

  38. Kohli, S.K., N. Handa, R. Kaur, V. Kumar and K. Khanna et al., 2017. Role of Salicylic acid in Heavy Metal Tolerance: Insight into Underlying Mechanism. In: Salicylic Acid: A Multifaceted Hormone, Nazar, R., N. Iqbal and N.A. Khan (Eds.). Springer, New York, pp: 123-144.

  39. Kohli, S.K., N. Handa, P. Kaur, A. Sharma and V. Kumar et al., 2017. Additive effect of 24-epibrassinolide and salicylic acid on photosynthetic efficiency and gene expression in Brassica juncea L. under Pb stress. Turk. J. Biol., 41: 943-953.

  40. Kaur, R., P. Yadav, A. Sharma, A.K. Thukral, V. Kumar, S.K. Kohli and R. Bhardwaj, 2017. Castasterone and citric acid treatment restores photosynthetic attributes in Brassica juncea L. under Cd(II) toxicity. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 145: 466-475.
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  41. Kaur, P., S. Bali, V. Kumar, K. Khanna and P. Ohri et al., 2017. Regulation of Photosynthesis under Metal Stress. In: Environment and Photosynthesis: A Future Prospect, Singh, V.P., S.S.R. Singh, P.K. Srivastava and S.M. Prasad (Eds.). Studium Press India Pvt. Ltd., USA., pp: 241-260.

  42. Handa, N., R. Sharma, Poonam, R. Kaur and V. Kumar et al., 2017. Brassionsteroids Crosstalk with other Hormones in Plants under Abiotic Stresses. In: Mechanisms Behind Phytohormonal Signalling and Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Singh, V.P., S. Singh and S.M. Prasad (Eds.). NOVA Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-53610-713-5, pp: 243-264.

  43. Gautam, V., R. Kaur, S. Kohli, V. Verma and P. Kaur et al., 2017. ROS Compartmentalization in Plant Cells under Abiotic Stress Condition. In: Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidant Systems in Plants: Role and Regulation under Abiotic Stress, Iqbal, M., R. Khan and N.A. Khan (Eds.). Springer, New York, ISBN: 9789811052545, pp: 89-114.

  44. Bali, S., Poonam, V. Gautam, S.K. Kholi and A. Sharma et al., 2017. Interactions of Plant Hormones under Abiotic Stress. In: Mechanisms Behind Phytohormonal Signalling and Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Singh, V.P., S. Singh and S.M. Prasad (Eds.). NOVA Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-53610-713-5, pp: 89-115.

  45. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, R. Singh, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2016. 24-epibrassinolide seed treatment reduces imidacloprid toxicity enhancing the photosynthetic performance of Brassica juncea L. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 133: 195-201.

  46. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, M.K. Kanwar, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2016. Multivariate analysis reveals the role of 24-epibrassinolide in elemental uptake by Brassica juncea L. under imidacloprid toxicity. Pollut. Res., 35: 749-756.
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  47. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2016. Epibrassinolide-imidacloprid interaction enhances non-enzymatic antioxidants in Brassica juncea L. Indian J. Plant Physiol., 21: 70-75.
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  48. Sharma, A., S. Thakur, V. Kumar, M.K. Kanwar and A.K. Kesavan et al., 2016. Pre-sowing seed treatment with 24-epibrassiolide ameliorates pesticide stress in Brassica juncea L. through the modulation of stress markers. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3389/fpls.2016.01569.
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  49. Sharma, A., R. Bhardwaj, V. Kumar and A.K. Thukral, 2016. GC-MS studies reveal stimulated pesticide detoxification by brassinolide application in Brassica juncea. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 23: 14518-14525.
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  50. Kumar, V., A. Sharmaa, A.K. Thukrala and R. Bhardwaja, 2016. Assessment of soil enzyme activities based on soil samples from the Beas river bed, India using multivariate techniques. Malaysian J. Soil Sci., 20: 135-145.
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  51. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2016. Phytochemical profiling in the leaves of some medicinal plants using GC-MS. Int. J. Pharm., 6: 124-128.
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  52. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2016. Monitoring and characterization of soils from River Bed of Beas, India, using Multivariate and remote sensing techniques. Br. J. Applied Sci. Technol., 12: 1-12.

  53. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, G. Dhunna, A. Chawla, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2016. A tabulated review on distribution of heavy metals in various plants. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24: 2210-2260.
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  54. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2016. Phytochemical profiling of methanolic extracts of medicinal plants using GC-MS. Int. J. Res. Dev. Pharm. Life Sci., 5: 2153-2158.
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  55. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, A. Chawla, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2016. Water quality assessment of river Beas, India, using multivariate and remote sensing techniques. Environ. Monitor. Assess., Vol. 188. 10.1007/s10661-016-5141-6.
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  56. Kaur, R., R. Sharma, D. Kapoor, S.K. Kohli and V. Kumar et al., 2016. Hormonal Regulation of drought Stress in Plants. In: Water Stress and Crop Plants: A Sustainable Approach, Ahamed, P. (Ed.). John Wiley, UK., pp: 582-599.

  57. Sharma, R., R. Bhardwaj, D. Kapoor, Sonia and A. Rattan et al., 2015. Oxidative Stress Management through Sugar Signaling and Antioxidant Network in Plants. In: Photosynthesis: Functional Genomics, Physiological Processes and Environmental Issues, Khan, N.A. (Ed.). Nova Publications, New York, pp: 185-210.

  58. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, S.K. Kohli, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2015. Phytochemicals in Brassica juncea L. seedlings under imidacloprid epibrassinolide treatment using GC-MS. J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 7: 708-711.
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  59. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, R. Singh, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2015. 24-Epibrassinolide induces the synthesis of phytochemicals effected by imidacloprid pesticide stress in Brassica juncea. J. Pharmacogon. Phytochem., 4: 60-64.
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  60. Sharma, A., V. Kumar, P. Kaur, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2015. Phytochemical and elemental analysis of Brassica juncea L. leaves using GC-MS and SEM-EDX. Res. J. Sci. Technol., 8: 1662-1664.
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  61. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2015. Polyphenol profiling in the leaves of plants from the catchment area of river beas, India. Int. J. Pharm. Bio Sci., 6: 1005-1012.
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  62. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, R. Bhardwaj and A.K. Thukral, 2015. Amino acid profiling of the leaves of plants in the vicinity of river Beas, India. J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 7: 504-510.

  63. Kumar, V., A. Sharma, H. Kaur, A.K. Thukral and R. Bhardwaj, 2015. Phytochemical profiling of the leaves of chenopodium and polygonum using GC-MS. Res. J. Pharm. Technol., 8: 1629-1632.
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  64. Kaur, H., R. Bhardwaj, V. Kumar, A. Sharma, R. Singh and A.K. Thukral, 2015. Effect of Pesticides on Leguminous Plants: An Overview. In: Legumes Under Environmental Stress: Yield, Improvement and Adaptations, Azooz, M.M. and P. Ahamed (Eds.). John Wiley and Sons, UK., ISBN: 9781118917084, pp: 91-102.

  65. Sharma, R., R. Bhardwaj, A.K. Thukral, N. Honda, R. Kaur and V. Kumar, 2014. Osmolyte Dynamics: New Strategies for Crop Tolerance to Abiotic Stress Signals. In: Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume 2-A Sustainable Approach, Ahmad, P. and S. Rasool (Eds.). Elsevier Science, New York, ISBN: 9780128010877, pp: 405-430.

  66. Bhardwaj, R., N. Handa, R. Sharma, H. Kaur, S. Kohli, V. Kumar and P. Kaur, 2014. Lignins and Abiotic Stress: An Overview. In: Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment, Ahmad, P. and M.R. Wani (Eds.). Springer, New York, ISBN: 978-1-4614-8590-2, pp: 267-296.