Veena Veena

Plant biotechnology will play a critical role in meeting the rising demand for food, feed, and fuel. We are focused on enhancing the pace of plant science research by developing new technologies for the crop improvement with quality traits and productivity.

Selected Publications / Presentations

Implementation of efficient marker-free system to meet commercial plant transformation demand. TCM 2014, Monsanto.

Efficient marker gene excision system in monocots and dicots. TCM 2014, Monsanto.

Marker-free commercial transformation pipeline. TCM 2013, Monsanto.

Marker-free transformation. TCM 2012, Monsanto.

Evaluation of genome editing enzymes for marker excision. TCM 2011, Monsanto.

Screening of soil microbes for novel nematicidal proteins. TCM 2010, Monsanto.

Bhattacharjee S, Lee L-Y, Oltmanns H, Cao H, Veena, Cuperus J and Gelvin SB (2008). AtImpa-4, an Arabidopsis importin-α isoform, is preferentially involved in Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation. The Plant Cell 20: 2661-2680.

Veena (2008). Engineering plants for future: tools and options. Invited Review-Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 14: 131-13.

Veena and Taylor CG (2007). Agrobacterium rhizogenes: recent developments and promising applications. Invited review-In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant 43: 383-403.

Kim S-I, Veena, and Gelvin SB (2007). Characterization of DNA and chromatin structures at Agrobacterium T-DNA integration sites generated under non-selective conditions. The Plant Journal 51: 779-791. (Research work highlighted in Faculty of 1000 Biology)

Yi H, Sardesai N, Fujinuma T, Chan CW, Veena and Gelvin SB (2006). Constitutive expression exposes functional redundancy between the Arabidopsis histone H2A gene HTA1 and other H2A gene family members. Plant Cell 18:1575-1589.

Veena, Jiang H, Doerge RW and Gelvin SB (2003). Transfer of T-DNA and Vir proteins to plant cells by Agrobacterium tumefaciens induces expression of host genes involved in mediating transformation and suppresses host defense gene expression. The Plant Journal 35: 219-236. (Research work highlighted on the cover page of The Plant Journal)

Zhu Y, Nam, J, Humara JM, Mysore KS, Lee LY, Cao H, Valentine L, Li J, Kaiser AD, Kopecky AL, Hwang HH, Bhattacharjee S, Rao PK, Tzfira T, Rajagopal J, Yi H, Veena, Yadav BS, Crane YM, Lin K, Larcher Y, Gelvin MJ, Knue M, Ramos C, Zhao X, Davis SJ, Kim SI, Ranjith-Kumar CT, Choi YJ, Hallan VK, Chattopadhyay S, Sui X, Ziemienowicz A, Matthysse AG, Citovsky V, Hohn B and Gelvin SB (2003). Identification of Arabidopsis rat mutants. Plant Physiology 132: 494-505.

Pandey GK, Veena, Deswal R, Reddy VS, Bhattacharya A, Reddy MK and Sopory SK (2003). Development of stress tolerance by manipulating the expression of calcium-binding proteins. In: Biotechnology in Sustainable diversity and food security (ED. B.N. Prasad) Science Publishers Inc, Einfield (NH) USA pp41-50.

Singla-Pareek SL, Veena, Reddy MK, Porter BW, White FF and Sopory SK (2003). Transgenic tobacco overexpressing glyoxalase I and II show enhanced tolerance to salinity and heavy metal stress. In: Plant Biotechnology 2002 and Beyond (Ed. I.K. Vasil) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht pp171- 175.

Pandey GK, Veena, Deswal R, Pandey S, Tiwari SB, Tyagi W, Reddy VS, Bhattacharya A, Sopory SK (2001). Calcium signaling: Downstream components in plants. In: Signal Transduction in Plants: Current Advances. S.K. Sopory, R. Oelmueller, S.C. Maheshwari eds. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, London pp 125-136.

Veena, Reddy VS and Sopory SK (1999). Glyoxalase I from Brassica juncea: molecular cloning, regulation and its over-expression confer tolerance in transgenic tobacco under stress. The Plant Journal 7:385-95.