Dr. Susheel Kumar,

Senior Scientist

Research Interests:

Host-virus interaction, Virus management, Understanding viral disease development.

Dr. Susheel Kumar

Senior Scientist

Research Summary:

Virus identification in socioeconomic crops and management. 

Dr. Susheel Kumar

Senior Scientist

 

Dr. Susheel Kumar

Senior Scientist

Dr. Susheel Kumar,

Senior Scientist

Plant Molecular Virology Laboratory, CPMB Division,

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute,

Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001 (Uttar Pradesh), India

Mobile: +91-522-2297983

E-mail: susheel.kr79@nbri.res.in

List of representative publications

  1. Kumar S, Raj R, Agrawal L, Gupta T, Raj SK, Jaidi M, Srivastava A. 2021. Association of an isolate of papaya leaf curl virus and papaya leaf curl betasatellite with leaf curl disease of radish in India. Journal of Plant Pathology 103:629-634 doi.org/10.1007/s42161-021-00764-x
  2. Raj R, Kaur C, Srivastava A, Kumar S, Raj SK. 2020. Sequence analyses of RT-PCR products obtained from seven infected leaf samples revealed existence of three potyvirus species in Indian narcissus (Narcissus tazetta). 3Biotech, 10(10):428. DOI: 10.1007/s13205-020-02418-8
  3. Raj R, Lalit A, Kumar S, Chauhan PS, Raj SK. 2019. Complete genome sequence analysis of Narcissus yellow stripe virus infecting Narcissus tazetta in India. 3Biotech 9(11):409 DOI: 10.1007/s13205-019-1939-6
  4. Kaur C, Raj R, Kumar S, Purshottam DK, Agrawal L, Chauhan PS, Raj SK. 2019. Elimination of Bean yellow mosaic virus from infected cormels of three cultivars of gladiolus using thermo-, electro- and chemotherapy. 3 Biotech. 9(4):154. org/10.1007/s13205-019-1684-x
  5. Kumar S, Agrawal L, Srivastava A, Chauhan PS, Raj SK. 2018. Study of biochemical and histopathological changes induced in the sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum) in response to Chilli leaf curl virus infection.  Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 104, 95-102 doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2018.10.001
  6. Kaur C, Raj R, Srivastava A, Kumar S, Raj SK. 2018. Sequence analysis of six full-length bean yellow mosaic virus genomes reveals phylogenetic diversity in India strains, suggesting subdivision of phylogenetic group-IV. Arch Virol.163(1):235-242. DOI: 10.1007/s00705-017-3609-5
  7. Raj R, Kaur C, Agrawal L, Chauhan PS, Kumar S, Raj SK. 2018. Full-length genome sequence of Cyrtanthus elatus virus-A isolated from Narcissus tazettain India. 8(3):168.  doi.org/10.1007/s13205-018-1189-z
  8. Singh P, Prasad R, Tewari R, Jaidi M, Kumar S, Rout PK, Rahman L. 2018. Silencing of quinolinic acid phosphoribosyl transferase (QPT) gene for enhanced production of scopolamine in hairy root culture of Duboisia leichhardtii. Nature Scientific Reports 8 DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-32396-0 13939.
  9. Srivastava A, Agrawal L, Raj R, Jaidi M, Raj SK, Gupta S, Dixit R, Singh PC, Tripathi T, Sidhu OP, Singh BN, Shukla S, Chauhan PS, Kumar S. Ageratum enation virusinfection induces programmed cell death and alters metabolite biosynthesis in Papaver sominiferum.  Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1172. doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01172
  10. Kumar S, Chauhan PS, Raj R, Agrawal L, Srivastava A, Gupta S, Mishra SK, Yadav S,. Singh PC, Raj SK, Nautiyal CS. 2016. Paenibacillus lentimorbus Inoculation Enhances Tobacco Growth and Extenuates the Virulence of Cucumber mosaic virus. Plos One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0149980 DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0149980
  11. Agrawal L, Gupta S, Mishra SK, Pandey G, Kumar S, Chauhan PS, Chakrabarty D, Nautiyal CS. 2016. Elucidation of complex nature of PEG induced drought-stress response in rice root using comparative proteomics approach. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1466. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01466
  12. Srivastava A, Kumar S, Jaidi M, Raj SK, Shukla SK. 2016. First report of Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus on opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) in India. Plant Disease 100(1) 232.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-15-0883-PDN
  13. Kumar S, Srivastava A, Jaidi M, Chauhan PS, Raj SK. 2016. Molecular characterization of a Begomovirus, α-Satellite, and β-Satellite associated with leaf curl disease of Parthenium hysterophorus in India. Plant Disease 100(11) 2299-2305. org/10.1094/PDIS-09-15-0982-RE
  14. Singh P, Khan S, Kumar S, Rahman L. 2016. Establishment of an efficient Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation system in Pelargonium graveolens: an important aromatic plant. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC) 129(1) 35-44. org/10.1007/s11240-016-1153-8
  15. Srivastava A, Kumar S, Jaidi Meraj, Raj SK. 2015. Molecular characterization of a new begomovirus associated with leaf yellow mosaic disease of Jatropha curcas in India. Archives of virology 160(5) 1359-1362. DOI: 1007/s00705-015-2375-5
  16. Srivastava A, Jaidi M, Kumar S, Raj SK. 2015. Molecular identification of a new begomovirus associated with leaf crumple disease of Jatropha curcas in India. Archives of virology 160(2) 617-619. DOI: 10.1007/s00705-014-2288-8
  17. Kumar S, Raj R, Kaur C, Raj SK. 2015. Association of Nerine yellow stripe virus with mosaic disease of Crinum asiaticum ornamental plant in India. Plant Disease 99(11) 1655-1655. org/10.1094/PDIS-02-15-0211-PDN
  18. Kumar S, Raj R, Kaur C, Raj SK, Roy RK. 2015. First Report of Cyrtanthus elatus virus A in Narcissus tazetta in India. Plant Disease 99(11):1658-1658.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-15-0492-PDN
  19. Srivastava A, Kumar S, Jaidi M, Raj SK. 2015. Characterization of a novel begomovirus associated with yellow mosaic disease of three ornamental species of Jatropha grown in India. Virus research 201: 41-49. DOI: 1016/j.virusres.2015.02.015
  20. Srivastava A, Kumar S, Raj SK, Pande SS. 2014. Association of a distinct strain of hollyhock yellow vein mosaic virus and Ludwigia leaf distortion betasatellite with yellow vein mosaic disease of hollyhock (Alcea rosea) in India. Archives of Virology 159(10):2711-5. DOI: 1007/s00705-014-2108-1
  21. Srivastava A, Kumar S, Raj SK. 2014. First report of Ageratum enation virus, betasatellite and alphasatellite causing leaf curl and enation disease of Amaranthus hypochondriacus in India. Plant Disease 98: 1285. DOI: 1094/PDIS-04-14-0338-PDN
  22. Vishnoi R, Raj SK, Kumar S. Biological and molecular characterization of a Cucumber mosaic virus isolate associated with mosaic disease of banana in India. Phytoparasitica 41:545–555. DOI: – 10.1007/s12600-013-0315-z
  23. Srivastava A, Raj SK, Kumar S, Snehi SK, Kulshreshtha A, Hallan V, Pande SS 2013. Molecular identification of Ageratum enation virus, betasatellite and alphasatellite molecules isolated from yellow vein diseased Amaranthus cruentus in India. Virus Genes 47(3) 584-90. DOI: 1007/s11262-013-0971-6
  24. Tiwari JN, Nath K, Kumar S, Tiwari RN, Kemp KC, Le N-H, Youn D-H, Lee J-S, Kim K-S. 2013. Stable platinum nanoclusters on genomic DNA-graphene oxide with a high oxygen reduction reaction activity. Nature communications 4: 1.org/10.1038/ncomms3221
  25. Pratap D, Raj SK, Kumar S, Snehi SK, Gautam KK, Sharma AK. 2012. Coat protein-mediated transgenic resistance in tomato against a IB subgroup Cucumber mosaic virus Phytoparasitica 40(4) 375-382. doi.org/10.1007/s12600-012-0238-0
  26. Kumar S, Raj SK, Sharma AK, Varma HN. 2012. Genetic transformation and development of Cucumber mosaic virus resistant transgenic plants of Chrysanthemum morifolium Kundan. Scientia Horticulturae13 (4) 40-45. doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2011.10.019
  27. Raj SK, Kumar S, Verma DK, Snehi SK. 2011. First report on molecular detection and identification of Tomato aspermy virus naturally occurring on gladiolus in India. Phytoparasitica 39(3) 303-307. DOI:1007/s12600-011-0145-9
  28. Pratap D, Kumar S, Raj SK, Sharma AK. 2011. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of eggplant (Solanum melongena) using cotyledon explants and coat protein gene of Cucumber mosaic virus. Indian Journal of Biotechnology10(1):19-24.
  29. Kumar S, Khan MS, Raj SK, Sharma AK. 2009. Elimination of mixed infection of Cucumber mosaic and Tomato aspermy virus from Chrysanthemum morifolium cv. Pooja by shoot meristem culture. Scientia Horticulturae 119:108-112. doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2008.07.017
  30. Raj SK, Snehi SK, Kumar S, Banerji BK, Dwivedi AK, Roy RK, Goel AK. 2009. First report of’Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris'(16SrI group) associated with colour-breaking and malformation of floral spikes of gladiolus in India. Plant Pathology 58(6) 1170. org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2009.02112.x
  31. Raj SK, Snehi SK, Kumar S, Khan MS. 2009. First finding of Candidatus Phytoplasma trifolii (16SrVI group) associated with little leaf disease of Datura inoxia in India. Plant Pathology 58(4) 791-791. DOI:1111/j.1365-3059. 2009.02053.x
  32. Raj SK, Snehi SK, Kumar S, Pratap D, Khan MS. 2009. Association of’Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris'(16SrI group) with yellows of Achyranthes aspera in India. Plant Pathology 58:390.org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2008.02004.x
  33. Raj SK, Kumar S, Choudhari S, Verma DK. 2009. Biological and molecular characterization of three isolates of Tomato aspermy virus infecting chrysanthemums in India. Journal of Phytopathology 157(2)117-125. DOI:1111/j.1439-0434. 2008.01476.x
  34. Raj SK, Snehi SK, Khan MS, Kumar S. Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris (group 16SrI) associated with a witches broom disease of Cannabis sativa in India. Plant Pathology 57: 1173-1173. doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2008.01920.x
  35. Raj SK, Kumar S, Snehi SK, Pathre U. 2008. First report of Cucumber mosaic virus on Jatropha curcas in India. Plant disease 92(1) 171. DOI: 1094/PDIS-92-1-0171C
  36. Raj SK, Kumar S, Pratap D, Vishnoi R, Snehi SK. 2007. Natural Occurrence of Cucumber mosaic virus on Rauvolfia serpentina, a new record. Plant Disease 91(3):322. org/10.1094/PDIS-91-3-0322C
  37. Raj SK, Khan MS, Kumar S, Snehi SK. 2006. Association of Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris with little leaf disease of desert rose. Plant Pathology 56:1040. org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2007.01636.x

List of Books

  1. Kumar S, Raj SK, Verma HN (2016). Cucumoviruses causing diseases in chrysanthemum and their management. Eds. Andrei Gisca. Scholar’s Press, OmniScriptum GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN 978-3-659-84149-1 (In press).

 

List of Books chapters

  1. Raj SK, Kumar S, Kumari A. (2014) Plant Virology: Diagnosis, identification and disease management. In: Plant Taxonomy and Biosystemics, Classical and modern methods. Eds. Rana TS, Nair KN and Upreti DK. 19-39. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India (ISBN-10: 938330541X & ISBN-13: 978-9383305414).
  2. Raj SK, Kumar S, Snehi SK. (2014) Recent development in molecular biology and management of plant viruses. In: Diamond Jubilee Commemoration Volume. Research and Development from past decades. Eds. DV Amla, P Nath, DK Upreti, N Singh and KN Nair. 285-303. Army Printing Press, Lucknow, India.
  3. Raj SK, Khan MS, Kumar S, Pratap D and Vishnoi R. (2006) Cucumber mosaic virus infecting vegetable and pulse crops, Vol:3 Vegetable and Pulse Crops, (Eds. GP Rao, P Lavakumar, RJ Holguin-Pena). 39-66. Studium Press, Texas, USA (ISBN-10 1933699337 & ISBN-13: 978-1933699332).
  4. Raj SK, Kumar S, Pratap D and Singh BP. (2006) Viruses affecting ornamental plants. In: Characterization, Diagnosis and Management of Plant Viruses, Vol:4 Grain, crops and Ornamentals (Eds. GP Rao, C Bragard & Benedicte SM Lebas.). 1-29. Studium Press, Texas, USA (ISBN-10 1933699337 & ISBN-13: 978-1933699332).