30-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr. Alla Singh

Designation: Scientist (Ag. Biotechnology)

Qualification: • M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from University of Mysore, Karnataka. • Ph.D. in Life Sciences from National Institute of Immunology, affiliated to Jawahar Lala Nehru University, New Delhi.

Address: Scientist (Agricultural Biotechnology), ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus. Ludhiana 141 004 (INDIA)

Email: alla.singh@icar.gov.in

Mobile: +91 9971846875



Work experience

  • Scientist (Agricultural Biotechnology), ICAR – Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141 004 (India) from April 11, 2016 – to date

 Area of interest

To understand molecular mechanisms regulating nutritious maize, including Quality Protein Maize, waxy and low-phytate maize, for prioritization of gene targets for genome editing.
To work on enabling technologies for linking maize products to market, including rapid detection of metabolites like proteins and specific amino acids, Quality Control of silage,  utilization of corn cobs for bioethanol.

 Most significant achievements (in last five years)

  • Computational characterization of opaque2 transcription factor binding to its cognate DNA sequence.
  • Insilico characterization of cadmium stress response-associated Abc1-like protein and its homologues in maize
  • Developed a formulation to hydrolyze seed protein in less time. The same is being tested for use in tryptophan estimation. Participated in development of a rapid detection system for estimation of maize grain protein component.

 Publications in last five years

 Research papers

  1. Sethi, M., Kumar, S., Singh, A. & Chaudhary, D.P. 2019. Temporal profiling of essential amino acids in developing maize kernel of normal, opaque2and QPM germplasm. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298-019-00724-x
  2. Singh, A., Chaudhary, D.P., Kumar, R. & Rakshit, S. 2019. Analysis of granule-associated Starch branching enzyme IIb, involved in amylose extender mutation of maize. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 10(4):1581-1585
  3. Singh, A., Karjagi, C., Chaudhary, D.P., Kumar, R. & Rakshit, S. Insilico characterization of cadmium stress response-associated Abc1-like protein and its homologues in maize. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (In press)
  4. Singh, A. & Batra, J.K. 2018. Insight into the functional role of unique determinants in RNA component of RNase P of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Int J Biol Macromol, 119:937-944. PMID: 30086331.
  5. Singh, A., Ubaid-Ullah, S. & Batra, J.K. 2016. Functional role of putative critical residues in Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNase P protein. Int J Biochem Cell Biol, 78:141-8. PMID: 27417238.
  6. Singh, A., Ubaid-ullah, S., Ramteke, A.K. &Batra, J.K. 2016. Influence of Conformation of M. tuberculosis RNase P Protein Subunit on Its Function. PLoS One, 11(4):e0153798. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153798. PMID: 27088505
  7. Singh, A., Ramteke, A.K., Afroz, T. & Batra, J.K. 2016. Insight into the role of histidine in RNR motif of protein component of RNase P of M. tuberculosis in catalysis. IUBMB Life, 68(3):178-89. PMID: 26804985.

  Review/Popular articles

  1. Choudhary M, Singh A, Gupta M and Rakshit S. 2019. Enabling technologies for utilization of maize as a bioenergy feedstock. Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref., DOI: 10.1002/bbb.2060.
  2. Kumar K, Gambhir G, Dass A, Tripathi AK, Singh A, Jha AK Yadav P, Chaudhary M and Rakshit S. 2020. Genetically modified crops: current status and future prospects. Planta: (in press).

 

Book chapters  

  1. Singh, A., Kumar, R., Singh, V. and Vikal, Y. 2017. Agricultural Sustainability: Biotechnological Perspectives. In Birendra Kumar and Rajbir Singh (Ed.), Sustainable Agriculture for food security: Concept and Approaches (pp. 140-147). Astral publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN: 9788176224116.
  2. Kumar, R., Singh, V., Mukri, G., Singh, A., Choudhary, and Neelam S. 2017. Agricultural sustainability through plant breeding. In Birendra Kumar and Rajbir Singh (Ed.), Sustainable Agriculture for food security: Concept and Approaches (pp. 140-147). Astral publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN: 9788176224116.
  3. Yadava,, Singh, A., Kumar, K., Sapna, and Singh, I. 2019. Plant Senescence and Agriculture In Sarwat M, Tuteja N Eds. Senescence Signalling and Control in Plants. Elsevier, Academic Press (ISBN: 978-0-12-813187-9), pp 283-302.  https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813187-9.00018-4

D. Technical Bulletins

  • उत्तर प्रदेश के लिए मक्का उत्पादन तकनीकियां (IIMR Publication No. 2019/05) मुकेश चौधरी, आला सिंह, एस. डी. बम्बोरिया, एस. एल. जाट, जे. पी. शाही, बी. एस. जाट, डीप मोहन महला, भारत भूषण, प्रदीप कुमार और सुजय रक्षित
  • 14. Punjabi translation of Fall Army Worm Folder in Punjabi (IIMR Publication No. 2019/03)