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Israr, M., Jewell, A., Kumar, D. and Sahi, S. (2011) Interactive effects of lead, copper, nickel and zinc on growth, metal uptake and antioxidative metabolism of Sesbania drummondii. Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol 186:1520-1526 link

Tripathi D, Jiang, YL and Kumar, D. (2010) SABP2, a methyl salicylate esterase is required for the systemic acquired resistance induced by acibenzolar-S-methyl in plants. FEBS Lett., vol 584(15):3458-3463. pdf copy

Sengar, R.K., Chaudhary, R., Sengar, R.S., Gupta, S., Kumar D., Sahi, S.V. (2010) Sustainable Agriculture-a call of the day. In book entitled, “Food Production Stability and Sustainability of Agriculture: A Challenge ahead in 21st Century”. Published by Studium Press LLC, USA.

Vlot, Corina., Liu, Po-Pu, Cameron, R.K., Park, S.W., Yang,Y., Kumar, D., Zhou, F., Paddukavidana, T., Gustafsson, C., Pichersky, E. and     Klessig, D.F. (2008) Identification of likely orthologs of tobacco salicylic acid-binding protein 2 and their role in systemic acquired resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Journal, vol 56(3):445-56 pdf copy

Kumar, D. and Klessig, D.F. (2008) The search for the salicylic acid receptor led to discovery of the SAR signal receptor. Plant Signaling & Behavior, vol 3 (9) 689-690 pdf copy

Park, S.W., Kumar, D., Kaimoyo, E., Vlot, A.C., and Klessig, D.F. (2008) The roles of salicylic acid-binding protein 2 and methyl salicylate in systemic acquired resistance in tobacco and Arabidopsis. In “Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions”, edited by F. Sánchez, C. Quinto I.M. López-Lara and O. Geiger, IS-MPMI, St Paul, MN. Vol-6. book link

Park, S.-W., Kaimoyo, E., Kumar, D., Mosher, S., and Klessig, D. F. (2007) Methyl Salicylate is a Critical Mobile Signal for Plant Systemic Acquired Resistance. Science, vol 318 (5): 113-116. pdf copy

Salicylic acid binding protein (SABP)2 and Systemic Acquired Resistance (2007). In “Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions”, Volume 5, edited by F. Sánchez, C. Quinto, I.M. López-Lara and O. Geiger, IS-MPMI, St Paul, MN. 5:176-181. web link

Kumar D., Gustafsson C. and Klessig, D.F. (2006) Validation of RNAi silencing specificity using synthetic genes: Salicylic acid binding protein 2 is required for innate immunity in plants. The Plant Journal 45: 863-868 pdf copy

Menke FL, Kang H.G., Chen Z., Park, J.M., Kumar, D. and Klessig, D.F. (2005) Tobacco transcription factor WRKY1 is phosphorylated by the MAP kinase SIPK and mediates HR like cell death in tobacco. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact., vol 18: 1027-34.

Farhad, F., Yang*, Y., Kumar*, D., Chen, Y., Fridman, E., Park, S.W.,  Chiang, Y., Acton, T.B., Montelione, G.T., Pichersky, E., Klessig D.F. and Tong, L. (2005) Structural and biochemical studies identify tobacco SABP2 as a methyl salicylate esterase and  implicate it in plant innate immunity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., vol 102: 1773-1778  *contributed equally. pdf copy

Kumar, D. and Klessig, D.F. (2003) The high-affinity salicylic acid-binding protein 2 is required for plant innate immunity and has salicylic acid-stimulated lipase activity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 100: 16101-16106.  pdf copy

SA- and NO-mediated signaling in Plant Disease Resistance (2002) In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 3. Ed. Sally A. Leong, Caitilyn Allen, and Eric W. Triplet, IS-MPMI, St Paul, MN. Vol. 3, pp 78-82. web link

Kumar, D. and Klessig, D.F. (2000) Differential induction of tobacco MAP kinases by the defense signals nitric oxide, salicylic acid, ethylene and jasmonic acid. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact., vol 13: 347-351. pdf copy

Klessig, D.F., Durner, J., Zhou, J.M., Kumar, D., Navarre, R., et. al. (2000) NO and salicylic acid signaling in plant defense. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., vol 97: 8849-8855.   pdf copy

Salicylic acid- and nitric oxide-mediated signal transduction in plant disease resistance (2000) In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions 2: 13-18. Edited by P. de Witt., T. Bisseling and W. Stiekema. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. 

Salicylic acid- and nitric oxide-mediated signaling in plant-microorganism interactions (2000) In: 2000 Years of Natural Products Research; Past, Present and Future. Edited by T.J.C. Luijendijk, Phytoconsult, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 105-118.  

Salicylic acid- and nitric oxide-mediated signal transduction in disease resistance (2000). In: Signal Transduction in Plants: Current Advances. Edited by S.K. Sopory, R. Oelmüller and S.C. Maheshwari. Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers, The Netherlands. pp.  201-207. Link

Gaikwad, A., Tewari, K.K., Kumar, D., Chen, W. and Mukherjee, S.K. (1999) Isolation and characterization of the cDNA encoding a glycosylated accessory protein of pea chloroplast DNA polymerase. Nuc. Acids Res., vol 27: 3120-3129.  pdf copy

Kumar, D., Verma, H.N., Tuteja, N. and Tewari, K.K. (1997) Cloning and characterization of a gene encoding an antiviral protein from Clerodendrum aculeatum L. Plant. Mol. Biol., vol 33: 745 751. pdf link

Verma, H.N, Srivastava, S., Varsha and Kumar, D. (1996) Induction of systemic resistance in plants against viruses by a basic protein from Clerodendrum aculeatum  leaves. Phytopathology, vol 86: 485-91 pdf link

Chen, W., Gaikwad, A., Mukherjee, S.K., Choudhary, N.R., Kumar,  D., and Tewari, K.K. (1996) A 43 kDa DNA binding protein from the pea chloroplast interacts with and stimulates the cognate DNA polymerase. Nuc. Acids. Res., vol 24: 3953-3961" pdf copy

Kumar, D., Mukherjee, S., Reddy, M.K. and Tewari, K.K. (1995) A novel single stranded DNA-specific endonuclease from pea chloroplasts. J. Exp. Bot., vol 46: 767-776   

Reddy, M.K., Choudhary, N.R., Kumar, D., Mukherjee, S.K. and Tewari, K.K. (1994) Characterization and mode of in vitro replication of pea chloroplast OriA sequence. Eur. J. Biochem., vol 220: 933-941 pdf link

Mukherjee, S.K., Reddy, M.K., Kumar, D. and Tewari, K.K. (1994) Purification and characterization of a eukaryotic type I topoisomerase from pea chloroplast. J. Biol. Chem., vol 269: 3793-3801 pdf link

Ramachandran, P., Kumar, D., Varma, A., Pandey, P.K. and Singh, R.P. (1992) Coleus viroid in India. Current Science, vol 62: 271-272  pdf link

Varma, A., Khetrapal, R.K., Vishwanath, S.M., Kumar, D., Maury, Y., Sharma, B. and Tyagi, M.C. (1991) Detection of Pea seed borne mosaic virus in commercial seeds of pea and germplasm of pea and lentil. Indian Phytopathology, vol 44: 107-111