Prof. Amitava Mitra

University of Nebraska, USA



1985 Ph.D., University of Montana, Plant Virology

1980 M.Sc., Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi Mycology & Plant Pathology

1978 B.Sc. (Hons.), B. C. Agricultural University, Agriculture

Publications (Selected)

  1. Mitra, A., Ma, C., Han, J., and Galvez, L (2010) DRIGS: A versatile tool for plant functional genomics, Journal of Agricultural Biochemistry (in press).
  2. Lakshman, D.K., Alkharouf, N., Roberts, D.P. and Mitra, A.(2010) Expressed gene profiling of the plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani (AG 4) grown under virulent and hypovirulent growth conditions. Evol Genomics (in revision).
  3. Han, J., Lakshman, D.K., Galvez, L., Mitra, S., Breathnach, J.A., Baenziger, P.S., and Mitra, A. (2010) Transgenic expression of lactoferrin imparts enhanced resistance to head blight of wheat caused by Fusarium graminearum. Plant Cell Physiology (in revision).
  4. Mitra, A., Han, J., Z, Zhang and A. Mitra (2009) The intergenic region of Arabidopsis thaliana cab1 and cab2 divergent genes functions as a bidirectional promoter. Planta 229: 509-516.
  5. Ranu, R.S. and Mitra, A. (2009) Gene Expression by Translational-Coupling in Plant and Animal Viruses. Indian Phytopathology  S:11.
  6. Kumar, J., S. Saha, A. Mitra and D. Sengupta (2008) An animal antiviral pathway provides broad-spectrum virus resistance in transgenic rice. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 17: 252-259.
  7. Mitra, A (2007) Transgenic approaches to broad-spectrum disease resistance: Novel Pathways and Gene Silencing, Current advances in Plant Protection  2(3): 11-19.
  8. Sengupta, D., Ghosh, T., and Mitra, A. (2005) Broad-spectrum virus resistance in transgenic indica rice.  Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 14: 17-25.
  9. Haliloglu, K., Baenziger, P.S. and Mitra, A. (2004) Genetic transformation of wheat anther culture-derived embryos by electroporation. J. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment 18(2):62-68.
  10. C. Sulli, D. N. Sengupta, D. Higgins and A. Mitra (2003) Expression of Broad-spectrum Antiviral Enzymes from the 2-5A System in Transgenic Cereals. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 12:218-226.
  11. Ma, Chonglie and Mitra, A (2002) Expressing Multiple Genes in A Single Open Reading Frame with the 2A Region of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus as a Linker. Molecular Breeding 9(3): 191-199.
  12. Ma, Chonglie, and Mitra, A. (2002) Intrinsic Direct Repeats Generate Consistent Post-transcriptional Gene Silencing in Tobacco, The Plant Journal 31(1):37-50.
  13. Lee, T-J, D. Coyne, T. Clemente and A. Mitra (2002). Partial resistance to bacterial wilt in transgenic tomato plants expressing non-plant antibacterial lactoferrin gene. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 127(2):158-164.
  14. Zhang, L., French, R., Langenberg, W., and Mitra, A. (2001) Accumulation of Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus is significantly reduced in transgenic wheat plants expressing a bacterial ribonuclease, Transgenic Research 10:13-19.
  15. Campbell, B. T., P. S. Baenziger, A. Mitra, S. J. Sato, and T. E. Clemente. (2000). Inheritance of transgenes in wheat, Crop Science 40: 1133-1141.
  16. Zhang, L., Rybzniski, J., Langenberg, W., Mitra, A. and French, R (1999) An efficient wheat transformation procedure: transformed calli with long-term morphogenic potential for plant regeneration, Plant Cell Reports 19: 241-250.
  17. Zhang, Z., Coyne, D., Vidaver, A., and Mitra, A (1998) Expression of human lactoferrin cDNA confers resistance against Ralstonia solanacearum in transgenic tobacco plants. Phytopathology 88:730-734.
  18. Langenberg, W., Zhang, L., Court, D. L., Giunchedi, L., and Mitra, A (1997)  Transgenic tobacco plants expressing the bacterial rnc70 gene resist virus infection. Molecular Breeding 3: 391-399.
  19. Zhang, Z., Coyne, D., and Mitra, A (1997) Factors affecting Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of common bean. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science 122: 300-305.
  20. Mitra, A., Higgins, D., Langenberg, W., Nie, H., Sengupta, D. and Silverman, R (1996).  A mammalian 2-5A system functions as an antiviral pathway in transgenic plants.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) USA 93:6780-6785.
  21. Sengupta, D., Sengupta, B., Zhou, A., Mitra, A. and Silverman, R.  (1996) Expression of Mammalian Antiviral Enzymes from the 2-5A System in Transgenic Plants.  Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 5:69-74.
  22. Chaudhuri, R., Mitra, A., Prasad, M. and Chaudhuri, I  (1996)  Possible Existence of Transposon "Footprints" in a Rice Genomic DNA.  The Nucleus 39:24-28.
  23. Gustafson, V.D., P.S. Baenziger, A. Mitra, H.F. Kaeppler, C.M. Papa, S.M. Kaeppler and P. Staswick (1995) Electroporation of wheat anther culture-derived embryoides.  Cereal Research Communication 23:207-213.