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  1. P Dhatterwal, S Mehrotra, AJ Miller, R Mehrotra, "Promoter profiling of Arabidopsis amino acid transporters: clues for improving crops.  Plant Molecular Biology, 1-25;
  2. Gurpreet kaur Sidhu, Panchsheel Nogia ,Vandana Tomar, Rajesh Mehrtora and Sandhya Mehrotra "The in-vitro Activity of Reconstituted Rubisco Enzyme from Gloeobacter violaceus" 2021 Journal of Biosciences 
  3. Shruti Sreedhar et al.,Molecular Docking studies of Indian variants of pathophysiological proteins of SARS-COV2 with selected drug candidates (2021) accepted .Journal of genetics.
  4. Bhadouriya  et al.,  "In Silico analysis of CCGAC and CATGTG cis-regulatory elements across genomes reveals their roles in gene regulation under stress" 2021 Current Genomics.
  5. Snehlata Bhadouriya, Sandhya Mehrotra, Mahesh Basantani ,Gary Loake and Rajesh Mehrotra : Role of chromatin architecture in plant stress responses: An update Front. Plant Sci., 12 January 2021 |
  6. Zaiba Hasan Khan, Swati Agarwal, Atul Rai, Mounil Binal Memaya,Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra: Coexpression Network analysis of PP2A genes with stress responsive genesin Arabidopsis thaliana reveals 13 key regulators. Nature Scientific Reports 2020 Dec 8;10(1):21480. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-77746-z.
  7. Vaish S, Gupta D, Mehrotra R, Mehrotra S, Basantani MK. Glutathione S-transferase: a versatile protein family.       3 Biotech. 2020 Jul;10(7):321. doi: 10.1007/s13205-020-02312-3. Epub 2020 Jun 27. 
  8. Zaiba Hasan Khan,Richa Patel, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra In-silico analysis of seed storage protein gene promoters reveals differential occurrence of 7cis-regulatory elements in monocot and 14 in dicot plants.2019 Gene Reports vol 17 100520.
  9. Pinky Dhatterwal,Samyadeep Basu,Sandhya Mehrotra Rajesh Mehrtora Genome wide analysis of W box element in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals TGAC motif with genes down regulated by heat and salinity (2019)( Nature Scientific reports In Press)
  10. Purva Bhalothia, Sneha Lata, Zaiba Hasan Khan, Brijesh Kumar#, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra* Genome Wide Analysis of Protein Phosphatase 2C (PP2C) Genes in Glycine max and Sorghum bicolor (2018) Current Biotechnology Vol (7) 4 Pg 302-308
  11. Rajesh Mehrotra, Gary Loake and Sandhya Mehrotra ; Promoter Choice: Selection Vs rejection (2018) Gene reports (13) 38-41.
  12. Dhatterwal P, Mehrotra S, Mehrotra R., Optimization of PCR conditions for amplifying an AT-rich amino acid transporter promoter sequence with high number of tandem repeats from Arabidopsis thaliana.BMC Res Notes. 2017 Nov 28;10(1):638. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2982-1.  
  13. Mahesh Kumar Basantani, Divya Gupta, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra, Swati Vaish, Anjali Singh., An update on bioinformatics resources for plant genomics research. (2017) Current Plant Biology 11-12 
  14. Vandana Tomar, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Panchsheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra;" Regulatory components of carbon  concentrating mechanisms in aquatic unicellular photosynthetic organisms (2017)" Plant Cell Rep. DOI 10.1007/s00299-017-2191-3.
  15. Zaiba h. Khan, Brijesh Kumar,Pinky Dhatterwal, Sandhya Mehrotra and rajesh mehrotra" transcriptional regulatory network of Cis- Regulatory elements (Cres) and Transcriptional factors (Tfs) in plant during abiotic stress" International Journal of Plant Biology & Research 2017.
  16. Rajesh Mehrotra, Kaushik Renganaath, Harsh Kanodia, Gary J Loake, Sandhya Mehrotra" Towards combinatorial transcriptional engineering " Biotechnology Advances 2017. ( doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2017.03.006)
  17. Norihiko Nakazawa, Rajesh Mehrotra.Orie Arakawa and Mitsuhiro Yanagida (2016)  ICRF-193, an anti-cancer Topoisomerase II inhibitor, induces arched telophase spindles that snap, leading to a ploidy increase in fission yeast (Genes to cell).
  18. Relative efficiencies of transient transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana tabacum upon heterologous expression of membrane proteins. Panchsheela Nogia, Vandana Tomar, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra (Accepted) Indian Journal of Biotechnology.  
  19. Purva Bhalothia,1 Chetna Sangwan,1 Anshu Alok,2 Sandhya Mehrotra,1 and Rajesh Mehrotra1,* PP2C-like Promoter and Its Deletion Variants Are Induced by ABA but Not by MeJA and SA in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front Plant Sci. 2016; 7: 547.Published online 2016 May 3. doi:  10.3389/fpls.2016.00547.
  20. Rajesh Mehrotra, Khan Zaiba Hasan and Sandhya Mehrotra (2016) Lipase catalysed transesterification.Enzyme engineering 5:1 doi:/10.4172/2329-6674.1000e113.
  21. Elucidation of an array of nitrate transporter paralogs in Arabidopsis thaliana genome; Panchsheela Nogia, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Vandana Tomar, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra, Journal of Plant Physiology and Pathology (2016) DOI: 10.4172/2329-955X.1000154 
  22. Vandana Tomar, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Panchsheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra and sandhya mehrotra Role of habitat and great oxidation event on the occurrence of three multisubunit inorganic carbon-uptake systems in cyanobacteria J. Genetics 2016.
  23. Sidhu, G.K., Sharma R., Mehrotra, R.,  Mehrotra, S. Analysis of 39 cyanobacterial speciesreveals rbcX subunit to be present between L and S subunits Journal of Advances in Biology 2015 Vol 7(3) 1420-26.
  24. Mehrotra R, Sangwan C, Khan ZH, Mehrotra S (2015) Cis Regulatory Elements in Regulation of Plant Gene Expression: An Overview. Gene Technology 4:129. doi: 10.4172/2329-6682.1000129.
  25. Mehrotra, Rajesh ; Taparia, Tanvi; Manjiri, MVSS; Shukla, Paritosh; Mehrotra, Sandhya"Developments and Challenges in Biodiesel Production from Microalgae: A Review" 2015, Biotechnology and applied Biochemistry, DOI: 10.1002/bab.1412.
  26. Swarna kanchan, Rajesh Mehrotra, Shibashish chowdhary: Phylogenetic analysis of Endonuclease III protein family identifies key residues and processes during evolution :2015, Journal of Molecular evolution,81:54-67.
  27. Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra (2014) Carbon concentrating mechanisms: In rescue of RubisCO inefficiency: (2014) Acta Physiol. plant. DOI: 10.1007/s11738-014-1652-3
  28. Swarna Kanchan, Rajesh Mehrotra and Shibashish Chowdhary (2014) Evolutionary pattern of four representative DNA repair proteins across six model organisms: an insilico analysis.Network Model Anal Health InformBioinforma 3:70 DOI :10.1007/s13721-014-0070-1.
  29. Rajesh Mehrotra, Vishesh Jain, Chandra shekhar and Sandhya Mehrotra" Genome wide analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana reveals high frequency of AAAG(N)7CTTT motif (2014) Metagene (in Press)
  30. Singdha Nigam, Sandhya Mehrotra, B. Vani, Rajesh Mehrotra “Lipase Immobilization Techniques for Biodiesel Production: An Overview" Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 664708, International Journal of Renewable Energy & Biofuels, 16 pages, DOI: 10.5171/2014.664708
  31. Rajesh Mehrotra, Purva Bhalothia, Prashali Bansal, Mahesh K Basantani, Vandana Bharti and Sandhya Mehrotra*: Abscisic acid and abiotic stress tolerance - different tiers of regulation. Journal of Plant physiology (2014) 171:486–496.
  32. Regulatory components of carbon concentrating mechanisms in aquatic unicellular photosynthetic organisms (2017) Vandana Tomar, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Panchsheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra; Plant Cell Rep. DOI 10.1007/s00299-017-2191-3.
  33. Soumya Bhattacharjee, Kaushik Renganaath, Mehrotra Rajesh and Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra* (2013): Combinatorial control of gene expression. Biomed Research International. Article Id 407263,11 pages.(
  34. Extraction of high quality cellulose from stem of Calotropis procera. Somnath Maji, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra* South Asian J Exp Biol; 3 (3): 113118; 2013.
  35. Rajesh Mehrotra, Ipshita Zutsi, Sachin Sethi, Purva Bhalothia, Sandhya Mehrotra (2013). Patterns and evolution of ACGT repeat cis element landscape across four plant genomes. BMC Genomics, 14:203.
  36. Purva Bhalothia, Anshu Alok, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra (2013) AACA element negatively interferes with expression of Protein Phosphatase 2C like gene promoter. American Journal of Plant Sciences.4:549-554.
  37. Vikas Mangla, Bhavya Ravi, Shobha Mehra, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra (2013) Biofuels: An Overview with special emphasis on Biodiesel and the role of lipase enzyme in synthesis. Current chemical Biology.7,96-103.
  38. Bhavya Ravi, Sandhya Mehrotra* and Rajesh Mehrotra (2013) Advances in Heterogeneous and Enzymatic catalysis for the industrial production of biodiesel by transesterification: An overview. Current chemical Biology.7,104-113.
  39. Bhavya Ravi, Ujjwal Banerjee, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra* (2013): Engineering lipases for enhanced catalysis. Current chemical Biology. 7:114-120.
  40. Purva Bhalothia, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra (2013): Cloning and characterization of protein phosphatase 2C like promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana. International journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. Vol 3(2) 103-105.
  41. Prabhat N Jha, Garima Gupta,Prameela Jha and Rajesh Mehrotra (2013) : Association of rhizosphereic/endophytic bacteria with plants:A potential gateway to Sustainable agriculture.Vol3(2) pg 73-84.
  42. Rajesh Mehrotra, Amit Yadav, Purva Bhalotia, Ratna Karan, Sandhya Mehrotra (2012) Evidence for directed evolution of larger size motif in Arabidopsis thaliana genome. The scientific world journal. Vol 2012, Article ID 983528, 5 pagesdoi:10.1100/2012/983528.
  43. Bhavya Ravi, Madhulika Rai, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra. An efficient protocol for the isolation of fungal DNA for strains obtained from oil contaminated fields (2012) SAJEB Vol 9 (2) 4 pg 162-165.
  44. Aditi Gangawar, Sandhya Mehrotra, VB Sharan, Ratna Karan and Rajesh Mehrotra.10-43 sec after the big bang and million years henceforth (2012). Research and Reviews: A journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 2 (1) April 2012.
  45. Norihiko Nakazawa, Rajesh Mehrotra, Masahiru Ebe and Mitsuhiro Yanagida (2011) Condensin phosphorylated by the Aurora-B-like kinase Ark-1 is continuously required until telophase in a mode distinct from Top2. Journal of Cell Science ., 124 (11) :1795-807.
  46. Rajesh Mehrotra, Gauri Gupta, Riccha Sethi, Narayan Kumar and Sandhya Mehrotra (2011) Designer promoter: An artwork of cis engineering. Plant Mol. Biol., Vol. 75 (6) 527-536.
  47. Sandhya Mehrotra, Prabodh K. Trivedi, Ajay Sethuraman and Rajesh Mehrotra (2011) The rbcL gene of Populus deltoides has multiple transcripts and is redox-regulated in vitro. Journal of Plant Physiology. 168:466-473.
  48. Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra and Jitendra Panwar (2011) Bionics: Where machines imitate life. Biotech, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering. 1(2):275-277.
  49. Akhil Bajaj, Purva Bhalothia, Prabhat Nath Jha and Rajesh Mehrotra (2010) Biodiesel production though lipase catalysed transesterification: An overview Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 62: 9-14.
  50. Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra (2010) Promoter activation by ACGT in response to salicylic acid and abscisic acids is differentially regulated by the spacing between two copies of the motif. Journal of Plant Physiology. 167: 1214–1218.
  51. Rajesh Mehrotra, Sanjeev Kumar, Sandhya Mehrotra and BD Singh (2009) Seed storage protein gene regulation: A jigsaw puzzle. Indian J. Biotechnology. 8:147-158.
  52. Rajesh Mehrotra and Jitendra Panwar (2009) Dimerisation of GT element interferes negatively with gene activation J.Genetics 88: 257-260.
  53. Chandra Prakash Chaturvedi, Samir V Sawant, Kanti Kiran, Rajesh Mehrotra, Suriya Anjum Ansari, Niraj Lodhi and Rakesh Tuli (2006) Analysis of polarity in the expression from a multifactorial bidirectional promoter designed for high level expression of transgenes in plants. J Biotechnology. 123(1) 1-12.
  54. Samir V Sawant, Kanti Kiran, Rajesh Mehrotra, Chandra Prakash Chaturvedi, Suriya Anjum Ansari, Pratibha Singh, Niraj Lodhi and Rakesh Tuli (2005) A variety of synergistic and antagonistic interactions mediated by cis acting DNA motifs regulate gene expression in plant cells and modulate stability of the transcription complex formed on a basal promoter,. J .Exp .Botany. 56 2345-2353.
  55. Rajesh Mehrotra, Kanti Kiran, Chandra Prakash Chaturvedi, Suriya Anjum Ansari, Niraj Lodhi and Rakesh Tuli (2005) Effect of copy number and spacing of the ACGT and GTGGTTAG cis elements on transient expression of minimal promoters in plants. J .Genetics. 84(2)183-187.
  56. Palpu Pushpagandan, Sharad Srivastava, Rajesh Mehrotra and V K Kochar (2004) Water fixing/producing bacteria for Combating freshwater scarcity. Current Science. 87 (12) 1644-1646.

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