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Kanniah Rajasekaran (Rajah)
Food and Feed Safety Research
Research Biologist

Phone: (504) 286-4482
Fax: (504) 286-4533
Room 1110
1100 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD.
BLDG 001 SRRC
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70124

Projects
Control of Aflatoxin Production by Targeting Aflatoxin Biosynthesis
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420814
Developing Resistance to Aflatoxin through Seed-Based Technologies
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420817
Genetic Engineering of Cotton and Corn for Enhanced Resistance to Aspergillus flavus
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425179
Conduct Field Evaluation of Transgenic Cotton for Pest Resistance and Aflatoxin Contamination
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427499
Novel Genes/Promoters for Tolerance to Abiotic and Biotic Stress and Their Role(s) in Aspergillus Infection and Aflatoxin Contamination
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 420107

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Morphological and cytomolecular assessment of intraspecific variability in scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Islam-Faridi, M.N., Blythe, E., Smith, B.J., Rajasekaran, K., Majid, M. 2014. Morphological and cytomolecular assessment of intraspecific variability in scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.). Journal of Crop Improvement. 28:437-4453.
Co-inoculating of aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus to study fungal invasion, colonization, and competition in maize kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hruska, Z., Rajasekaran, K., Yao, H., Kincaid, R., Darlington, D., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2014. Co-inoculating of aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus to study fungal invasion, colonization, and competition in maize kernels. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5(122):1-7. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014-00122.
Expression of chloroperoxidase from Pseudomonas pyrrocinia in tobacco plastids for fungal resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruhlman, T.A., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W. 2014. Expression of chloroperoxidase from Pseudomonas pyrrocinia in tobacco plastids for fungal resistance. Plant Science. 228:98-106.
Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Sampson, B.J., Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E., Demirci, B., Husnu Can Baser, K., Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M., Agramonte, N.M., Becnel, J.J., Rajasekaran, K., Chen, J., Spiers, J.M. 2013. Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils. Molecules. 18:4308-4327.
Evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin contamination in kernels of maize genotypes using a GFP-expressing Aspergillus flavus strain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sickler, C.M., Brown, R.L., Cary, J.W., Bhatnagar, D. 2013. Evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin contamination in kernels of maize genotypes using a GFP-expressing Aspergillus flavus strain. World Mycotoxin Journal. 6(2):151-158.
Biolistic transformation of cotton zygotic embryo meristem - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K. 2013. Biolistic transformation of cotton zygotic embryo meristem. In: Zhang, B-H. (editor). Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press. 958:47-57.
Biolistic transformation of cotton embryogenic cell suspension cultures - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K. 2013. Biolistic transformation of cotton embryogenic cell suspension cultures. In: Zhang, B-H. (editor). Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press. 958:59-70.
Identifying cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genes induced in response to Aspergillus flavus infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, S., Rajasekaran, K., Ramanarao, M.V., Bedre, R., Bhatnagar, D., Baisakh, N. 2012. Identifying cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genes induced in response to Aspergillus flavus infection. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 80:35-40.
Small wonders: peptides for disease control - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E. 2012. Small wonders: peptides for disease control. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 1095. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC: Oxford University Press, Inc. 472 p.
Preface - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E. 2012. Preface. In: Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E., editors. Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC: Oxford University Press, Inc. p. ix-xi.
Strategies for controlling plant diseases and mycotoxin contamination using antimicrobial synthetic peptides - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Chlan, C.A., Jaynes, J.M., Bhatnagar, D. 2012.Strategies for controlling plant diseases and mycotoxin contamination using antimicrobial synthetic peptides. In: Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E., editors. Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC: Oxford University Press, Inc. p. 295-315.
Enhanced salt stress tolerance of rice plants expressing a vacuolar H+-ATPase subunit c1 (SaVHAc1) gene from the halophyte grass Spartina alterniflora Löisel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baisakh, N., RamanaRao, M.V., Rajasekaran, K., Subudhi, P., Janda, J., Galbraith, D., Vernier, C., Pereira, A. 2012. Enhanced salt stress tolerance of rice plants expressing a vacuolar H+-ATPase subunit c1 (SaVHAc1) gene from the halophyte grass Spartina alterniflora Löisel. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 10:453-464.
Antifungal activities of Hedychium essential oils and plant extracts against mycotoxigenic fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sakhanokho, H.F., Tabanca, N. 2012. Antifungal activities of Hedychium essential oils and plant extracts against mycotoxigenic fungi. Journal of Crop Improvement. 26:389-396.
Novel synthetic peptides control mycotoxigenic fungi - (Abstract Only) - (21-Oct-11)
pH-directed self-assembling helical peptide conformation - (Book / Chapter)
Edwards, J.V., French, A.D., Jacks, T.J., Rajasekaran, K. 2012. pH-directed self-assembling helical peptide conformation. In: Rajasekaran, K., et al., Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control. Washington, DC:American Chemical Society American Chemistry Society Book Chapter. p. 203-213. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1095.ch010
Developing resistance to aflatoxin in maize and cottonseed - (Review Article)
Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Brown, R.L., Luo, M., Chen, Z.-Y., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Developing resistance to aflatoxin in maize and cottonseed. Toxins. 3:678-696.
Book review: "cellulose science and technology" - (Review Article)
French, A.D., Rajasekaran, K., Condon, B.D. 2011. Book review: "cellulose science and technology". Cellulose. 18(3):851-852.
Expression patterns of cotton chloroplast genes during development: implications for development of plastid transformation vectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chlan, C.A., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2012. Expression patterns of cotton chloroplast genes during development: implications for development of plastid transformation vectors. Biologia Plantarum. 56(1):126-130.
Induced polyploidy and mutagenesis of embryogenic cultures of ornamental giner (Hedychium J. Koenig) - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Sampson, B.J., Nyochembeng, L., Pounders Jr, C.T., Wedge, D.E., Islam-Fardi, N., Spiers, J.M. 2012. Induced polyploidy and mutagenesis of embryogenic cultures of ornamental giner (Hedychium J. Koenig). Acta Horticulturae. 935:121-128.
The plastid genome as a platform for the expression of microbial resistance genes - (Book / Chapter)
Ruhlman, T.A., Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K. 2010. The plastid genome as a platform for the expression of microbial resistance genes. In: Rebeiz, C.A., Benning, C., Bohnert, H.J., Daniell, H., Hoober, J.K., Lichtenthaler, H.K., Portis, A.R., and Tripathy, B.C., editors. The Chloroplast: Basics and Applications. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 31:245-262.
In Vitro Assisted Breeding of Hedychium J. Koenig - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Tabanca, N., Sampson, B.J., Wedge, D.E., Islam-Faridi, N., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J.M., Nyochembeng, L.M. 2010. In Vitro Assisted Breeding of Hedychium J. Koenig. Abstract of International Horticultural Congress. 201.
Pollen Biology of Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium spp. J. Koenig) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K. 2009. Pollen Biology of Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium spp. J. Koenig). Scientia Horticultureae pgs 129-135.
Induced Polyploidy in Diploid Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium muluense) Using Colchicine and Oryzalin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Kelley, R.Y. 2009. Induced Polyploidy in Diploid Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium muluense) Using Colchicine and Oryzalin. HortScience. 44(7):1809-1814.
Somatic embryogenesis in Hedychium bousigonianum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Kelley, R.Y. 2009. Somatic embryogenesis in Hedychium bousigonianum. HortScience Vol. 44:1487-1490.
Transgenic approaches for pre-harvest control of mycotoxin contamination in crop plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Yu, J., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2009. Transgenic approaches for pre-harvest control of mycotoxin contamination in crop plants. World Mycotoxin Journal. 2(2):203-214.
Transgenic Expression of Lytic Peptides in Food and Feed Crops to Control Phytopathogens and Preharvest Mycotoxin Contamination - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Jaynes, J.M., Cary, J.W. 2009. Transgenic Expression of Lytic Peptides in Food and Feed Crops to Control Phytopathogens and Preharvest Mycotoxin Contamination. Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Agriculture. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 1031(9):119-142.
Aflatoxin control through transgenic approaches - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., De Lucca II, A.J., Cary, J.W. 2009. Aflatoxin control through transgenic approaches. Toxin Reviews. 28(2):89-101.
Antifungal activity in transgenic peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) conferred by a nonheme chloroperoxidase gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niu, C., Akasaka-Kennedy, P., Faustinelli, P., Joshi, M., Rajasekaran, K., Yang, H., Chu, Y., Cary, J.W., Ozias-Akins, P. 2009. Antifungal activity in transgenic peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) conferred by a nonheme chloroperoxidase gene. Peanut Science. 36(2):126-132.
Breeding Hedychium Species, Ornamental Ginger Plants with Insecticidal and Anti-Microbial Activities - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y., Rajasekaran, K., Tabanca, N., Sampson, B.J., Wedge, D.E. 2008. Breeding Hedychium Species, Ornamental Ginger Plants with Insecticidal and Anti-Microbial Activities. Extension Publications.
Antifungal traits of a 14 kDa maize kernel trypsin inhibitor protein in transgenic cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Chen, Z.-Y., Brown, R.L., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Antifungal traits of a 14 kDa maize kernel trypsin inhibitor protein in transgenic cotton. Journal of Crop Improvement. 22(1):1-16.
The omics tools genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and their potential for solving the aflatoxin contamination problem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bhatnagar, D., Rajasekaran, K., Payne, G.A., Brown, R.L., Yu, J., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. The "omics" tools: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and their potential for solving the aflatoxin contamination problem. World Mycotoxin Journal. 1(1):3-12.
Molecular Approaches to Development of Resistance to Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination - (Book / Chapter)
Bhatnagar, D., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Brown, R.L., Yu, J., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Molecular Approaches to Development of Resistance to Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination. In: Leslie, J.F., Bandyopadhyay, R., and Visconti, A. (eds.) Mycotoxins: Detection Methods, Management, Public Health, and Agricultural Trade. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK:CABI Publishing. p. 257-276.
Characterization of stress-releated genes that could affect aflatoxin contamination - (Abstract Only)
Chu, Y., Faustinelli, P., Ramos, L., Ozias-Akins, P., Holbrook Jr, C.C., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Kolomiets, M. 2008. Characterization of stress-releated genes that could affect aflatoxin contamination. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Multicrop Aflatoxin/Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop, Atlanta, GA, October 22-24, 2007. p. 105.
Effect of antimicrobial peptides (AMPS) on mycorrhizal associations - (Proceedings)
Stewart, J.MCD., Nader, C., Rajasekaran, K. 2008. Effect of antimicrobial peptides (AMPS) on mycorrhizal associations. Summaries of University of Arkansas Cotton Research. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series. 562:163-166.
Development of a GFP-Expressing Aspergillus flavus Strain to Study Fungal Invasion, Colonization, and Resistance in Cottonseed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cotty, P.J., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Development of a GFP-Expressing Aspergillus flavus Strain to Study Fungal Invasion, Colonization, and Resistance in Cottonseed. Mycopathologia. 165:89-97.
Genetic and Biochemical Control of Aflatoxigenic Fungi - (Book / Chapter)
Bhatnagar, D., Rajasekaran, K., Brown, R.L., Cary, J.W., Yu, J., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Genetic and Biochemical Control of Aflatoxigenic Fungi. In: Wilson, C.L. (editor). Microbial Food Contamination. Boca Raton, Fl: CRC Press. 17:395-425.
First Report of Plant Regeneration via Somatic Embryogenesis from Shoot Apex-derived Callus of Hedychium muluense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R., Rajasekaran, K. 2008. First Report of Plant Regeneration via Somatic Embryogenesis from Shoot Apex-derived Callus of Hedychium muluense. Journal of Crop Improvement. 21:191-200.
High Efficiency Somatic Embrogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Suspension Cultures of an Ornamental Ginger Hybrid (Hedychium muluense x cv ‘Starburst’) - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R., Rajasekaran, K. 2007. High Efficiency Somatic Embrogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Suspension Cultures of an Ornamental Ginger Hybrid (Hedychium muluense x cv ‘Starburst’). Meeting Abstract Vol. 42:4 pp.941.
The Use of Crop Proteomics and Fungal Genomics in Elucidating Fungus-Crop Interactions - (Abstract Only)
Cleveland, T.E., Yu, J., Chen, Z., Brown, R.L., Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Bhatnagar, D., Campbell, B.C., Nierman, W.C., Payne, G.A. 2006. The Use of Crop Proteomics and Fungal Genomics in Elucidating Fungus-Crop Interactions. In: Proceedings of the Myco-Globe Conference, September 26-30, 2006, Bari, Italy. p. 32.
Disease Resistance in Transgenic Cottons - (Proceedings)
Rajasekaran, K., Ulloa, M., Hutmacher, R., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2006. Disease resistance in transgenic cottons. In: Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. p. 895-903.
Prevention of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination Through Genetic Engineering of Crops - (Review Article)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2006. Prevention of preharvest aflatoxin contamination through genetic engineering of crops. Mycotoxin Research. 22(2):118-124.
Disease Resistance in Transgenic Cottons - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K., Ulloa, M., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J., Cleveland, T.E. 2006. Disease resistance in transgenic cottons. In: Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. p. 895.
A Dehydration Method for Immature Or Wet Cotton Fibers for Light and Electron Microscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Muir, A.J., Ingber, B.F., French, A.D. 2006. A dehydration method for immature or wet cotton fibers for light and electron microscopy. Textile Research Journal. 76(6):514-518.
Genetic Engineering of Cotton for Resistance to Phytopathogens Including Aspergillus Flavus - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K., Ulloa, M., Hutmacher, B., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Genetic engineering of cotton for resistance to phytopathogens including Aspergillus flavus [abstract]. 18th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop, p. 111.
Enhancing Food Safety: Prevention of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination - (Review Article)
Rajasekaran, K., Bhatnagar, D., Brown, R.L., Chen, Z.-Y., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Enhancing food safety: Prevention of preharvest aflatoxin contamination. In: Ramasamy, C., Ramanathan, S. and Dhakshinamoorthy, M., editors. Perspectives of Agricultural Research and Development. India: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. p. 434-467.
Disease Resistance Conferred by the Expression of a Gene Encoding a Synthetic Peptide in Transgenic Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum L.) Plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Disease resistance conferred by the expression of a gene encoding a synthetic peptide in transgenic cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) plants. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 3:545-554.
Genetic Engineering of Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum L.) with Antifungal Proteins Or Peptides to Confer Enhanced Resistance to Fungal Pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Genetic engineering of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) with antifungal proteins or peptides to confer enhanced resistance to fungal pathogens. In Vitro Biology Meeting, June 2005, Baltimore, MD. 41:31-A.
Identification of a Maize Kernel Pathogenesis-Related Protein and Evidence for its Involvement in Resistance to Aspergillus flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z.-Y, Brown, R.L., Rajasekaran, K., Damann, K.E., Cleveland, T.E. 2006. Identification of a Maize Kernel Pathogenesis-Related Protein and Evidence for its Involvement in Resistance to Aspergillus flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Production. Phytopathology. 96(1):87-95.
Response of Soybean Cell Cultures to Biological Elicitors for the Production of Antiestrogenic Phytoalexins - (Abstract Only)
Boue, S.M., Kale-Ireland, S., Khan, S., Rajasekaran, K., Shih, B.Y., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., McLachlan, J., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Response of soybean cell cultures to biological elicitors for the production of antiestrogenic phytoalexins. Society for In Vitro Biology Meeting, June 2005, Baltimore, MD. 40:19-A.
Plastids Transformed: Expressing Microbial Resistance Genes from the Chloroplast Genome - (Abstract Only)
Ruhlman, T.A., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W. 2005. Plastids transformed: Expressing microbial resistance genes from the chloroplast genome. In Vitro Biology Meeting, June 2005, Baltimore, MD. 41:39-A.
Antimicrobial Properties of Natural and Synthetic Peptides in Transgenic Plants - (Abstract Only) - (26-Feb-05)
Disease Resistance Conferred by the Expression of a Gene Encoding a Synthetic Peptide in Transgenic Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum L.) Plants - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Disease resistance conferred by the expression of a gene encoding a synthetic peptide in transgenic cotton (gossypium hirsutum l.) plants. In: Proceedings of the 2005 National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-7, 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 1071.
Removal of aflatoxin from food and feed crops - (Book / Chapter)
Chen, Z.-Y., Rajasekaran, K., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2006. Removal of aflatoxin from food and feed crops. In: Jaiwal, P.K., Singh, R.P., editors. Plant Genetic Engineering, Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Farming II. Houston, TX: Studium Press LLC. 8:73-110.
Antimicrobial Silver/sodium Carboxymethyl Cotton Dressings for Burn Wounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parikh, D.V., Fink, T.J., Rajasekaran, K., Sachinvala, N.D., Sawhney, A.P., Calamari Jr, T.A., Parikh, A.D. 2005. Antimicrobial silver/sodium carboxymethyl cotton dressings for burn wounds. Textile Research Journal. v. 75. p. 134-138.
Control of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination in Cotton - Update on New Antifungal Pepetides and Chloroplast Expression - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Ruhlman, T.A., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Control of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination in Cotton - Update on New Antifungal Peptides and Chloroplast Expression. In: Proceedings of the 2004 Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation, October 25-28, 2004, Sacramento, California. p. 36.
Expressing Antifungal Genes in the Chloroplast Genome - (Abstract Only)
Ruhlman, T., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W. 2004. Expressing antifungal genes in the chloroplast genome [abstract]. Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation. October 25-28, 2004, Sacramento, California. p. 41.
Benefits of Plant Biotechnology - Disease Resistant Crops - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K. 2004. Benefits of plant biotechnology - Disease resistant crops [abstract]. Biotechnology Symposium, In Memoriam, the Late Dr. Allan E. Zipf, Alabama A&M University, June 4, 2004, Normal, AL.
Biotechnology Symposium - In Memoriam, the Late Dr. Allan Zipf - (Proceedings)
Rajasekaran, K., Saha, S. (eds.) 2004. Biotechnology Symposium - In Memoriam, the Late Dr. Allan Zipf. 23 p.
Agrobacterium-Mediated Genetic Transformation of Cotton - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K. 2004. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of cotton. In: Curtis, I.S., editor. Transgenic Crops of the World - Essential Protocols. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 243-254.
Ecological Impact of Bt Cotton - (Review Article)
Zipf, A.E., Rajasekaran, K. 2003. Ecological impact of Bt cotton. Journal of New Seeds. 5(2-3):115-135.
Disease Resistance Conferred by the Expression of a Gene Encoding a Synthetic Peptide in Transgenic Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum L.) Plants - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2003. Disease resistance conferred by the expression of a gene encoding a synthetic peptide in transgenic cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) plants. Plant Molecular Biology International Conference Proceedings. S10-57:155.
Somatic Embryo Initiation and Germination in Diploid Cotton (Gossypium Arboreum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Zipf, A., Rajasekaran, K., Saha, S., Sharma, G.C., Chee, P.W. 2004. Somatic embryo initiation and germination in diploid cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.). In Vitro Plant. 40:177-181.
Genetic Engineering of Cotton to Confer Resistance to the Fungal Pathogen Aspergillus Flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chlan, C.A., Manuel, R., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E., Guo, J. 2003. Genetic engineering of cotton to confer resistance to the fungal pathogen aspergillus flavus. Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Bulletin of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 16:12-19.
Cotton Cells Transformed by Oncogenic Agrobacterium Strains Facilitate a Rapid Gene Expression Assay for Input Traits - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K. 2003. Cotton cells transformed by oncogenic agrobacterium strains facilitate a rapid gene expression assay for input traits [abstract]. International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology. S10-109:168.
A Proteomics Approach for the Isolation of Seed Coat-Specific Genes from Cotton - (Abstract Only)
Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Bennett, C. 2003. A proteomics approach for the isolation of seed coat-specific genes from cotton. Plant Molecular Biology International Conference Proceedings. S5-90:93.
Designer Textiles - Genetic Engineering of Cotton - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K. 2003. Designer textiles - genetic engineering of cotton. 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Abstract No.157.
A Rapid Assay for Gene Expression in Cotton Cells Transformed with Oncogenic Binary Agrobacterium Strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K. 2003. A rapid assay for gene expression in cotton cells transformed by oncogenic binary Agrobacterium strains. Journal of New Seeds. 5(2-3):179-192.
Somatic Embryo Initiation and Germination in Diploid Cotton (Gossypium Arboreum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Zipf, A., Rajasekaran, K., Saha, S., Sharma, G.C., Chee, P.W. 2004. Somatic embryo initiation and germination in diploid cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant. 40:177-181.
A Rapid Assay for Gene Expression in Cotton Cells Transformed with Oncogenic Binary Agrobacterium Strains - (Proceedings)
Rajasekaran, K. 2003. A Rapid Assay for Gene Expression in Cotton Cells Transformed with Oncogenic Binary Agrobacterium Strains. In: Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 6-10, 2003, Nashville, TN. p. 876-877.
Disease Resistant Transgenic Cotton to Prevent Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination - (Proceedings)
Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2003. Disease resistant transgenic cotton to prevent preharvest aflatoxin contamination. In: Vasil, I.K., editor. Plant Biotechnology 2002 and Beyond, Proceedings of 10th International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Congress. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 147-150.
Construction of Expression Cassettes to Confer Resistance to Aspergillus Flavus in Cotton - (Proceedings)
Chlan, C.A., Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Cleveland, T.E. 2002. Construction of expression cassettes to confer resistance to Aspergillus flavus in cotton. Proceedings of the 14th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshops, October 23-26, 2001, Phoenix, Arizona. p. 143.
Development of Transgenic Peanut with Enhanced Resistance Against Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination - (Proceedings)
Weissinger, A., Wu, M., Liu, Y., Ingram, K., Rajasekaran, K., Cleveland, T.E. 2002. Development of transgenic peanut with enhanced resistance against preharvest aflatoxin contamination. Proceedings of the 14th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop, October 23-26, 2001, Phoenix, Arizona. p. 140.
Balancing the Benefits and Potential Risks of Using Biotechnology to Enhance Resistance in Crops to Aspergillus Flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Contamination - (Proceedings)
Cleveland, T.E., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Chen, Z.-Y., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Radin, J.W. 2002. Balancing the benefits and potential risks of using biotechnology to enhance resistance in crops to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination. In: Pathogenic Microorganisms and Their Toxins: A Global Perspective of Their Risk (Book Chapter). IXth International Symposium, U.S.- Japan Natural Resources Panel on Toxic Microorganisms (UJNR). p. 268-301.
Crop Biotechnology: Preface - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Finley, J.W. 2002. Crop biotechnology: Preface. In: Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Finley, J.W. editors. Crop Biotechnology. American Chemistry Society Symposium Series No. 829. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. ix-xi.
Overview of Crop Biotechnology - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Finley, J.W. 2002. Overview of crop biotechnology. In: Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Finley, J.W. (editors). Crop Biotechnology. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 1-6.
Genetic Engineering for Resistance to Phytopathogens - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jacks, T.J., Cleveland, T.E. 2002. Genetic Engineering for Resistance to Phytopathogens. In: Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Finley, J.W. editors. Crop Biotechnology. American Chemical Society Symposium Series No. 829. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 97-117.
Crop Biotechnology - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Finley, J.W., editors. 2002. Crop Biotechnology. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 272 p.
Transgentic Cottons to Prevent Fungal Invasion and Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination - (Abstract Only) - (02-Feb-02)
Control of Pathogenic and Mycotoxigenic Fungi by Transgenic Cotton Plants Expressing a Synthetic Peptide - (Abstract Only)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2002. Control of pathogenic and mycotoxigenic fungi by transgenic cotton plants expressing a synthetic peptide [abstract]. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Peracid Formation Is Not the Basis for Resistance to Fungal Infection in Plants Transformed with Nonheme Haloperoxidase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
JACKS, T.J., RAJASEKARAN, K., STROMBERG, K.D., DE LUCCA II, A.J., VAN PEE, K.H. PERACID FORMATION IS NOT THE BASIS FOR RESISTANCE TO FUNGAL INFECTION IN PLANTS TRANSFORMED WITH NONHEME HALOPEROXIDASE. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY. 2002. V. 50. P. 706-709.
Expression of An Antimicrobial Peptide Via the Chloroplast Genome to Control Phytopathogenic Bacteria and Fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DEGRAY, G., RAJASEKARAN, K., SMITH, F., SANFORD, J., DANIELL, H. EXPRESSION OF AN ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDE VIA THE CHLOROPLAST GENOME TO CONTROL PHYTOPATHOGENIC BACTERIA AND FUNGI. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY. 2001. V. 127. P. 852-862.
Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity in Vitro of the Synthetic Peptide D4e1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RAJASEKARAN, K., STROMBERG, K.D., CARY, J.W., CLEVELAND, T.E. BROAD SPECTRUM ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY IN VITRO OF THE SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE D4E1. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY. 2001. V. 49(6). P. 2799-2803.
Induction of Highly Embryogenic Calli and Plant Regeneration in Diploid and Tetraploid Cottons - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jan-00)
Transgenic Expression of a Gene Encoding a Synthetic Antimicrobial Peptide Inhibits Fungal Growth in Planta and in Vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Dec-99)
Stable Transformation of Embryogenic Cell Suspension Cultures of Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) by Particle Bombardment - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Oct-99)
Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Damage to a Cotton Fabric by Tumble Drying - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Sep-99)
Resistance to Microbial Pathogens in Transgenic Tobacco Expressing a Bacterial Nonheme Chloroperoxidase Gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Jul-99)
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