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Dr. A.K.Shanker

Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology)

Education : Ph.D. in Crop Physiologu
Major research areas : Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology : Environmental Science and Multidisciplinary
E-mail : ak.shanker.gov.in ; arunshank@gmail.com

Experience profile
  • Scientist (S1), Central Potato Research Institute Shimla and Modipuram 1993 to 1995
  • Scientist, NRC for Agroforestry 1995 to 1999
  • Scientist (Sr.Scale), NRC for Agroforestry 1999-2003
  • Senior Scientist, NRC for Agroforestry 2003 to 2006
  • Senior Scientist, CRIDA 2006 till date
Memebership
  • Life member and Founder member, Indian Society of Agroforestry
  • Life member, Indian Society for Plant Physiology
  • Life member, International Society of Environmental Botanists
  • Member of the Editorial Board of "Indian Journal of Agroforestry"
  • Member of the "The Science Advisory Board" Arlington, United States
  • Member of the ISOC “Internet Society International Secretariat”, Reston, United States
  • Member, “International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Applications”, University of Georgia, USA
  • Life member in Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan (a voluntary, apolitical national movement with an international outlook, devoted to life, literature and culture)
Awards
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research Junior Research Fellowship 1988-90
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute Senior Research Fellowship 1991-94
  • Gold medal for the best student in Crop Physiology 1988-90
  • National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in State Agricultural Universities 1991
Publications
  • Refereed Papers
  • Arun K Shanker, M Maheswari, S K Yadav, B Ventateswarlu (2009) In silico analysis for the presence of HARDY an Arabidopsis drought tolerance DNA binding transcription factor product in chromosome 6 of Sorghum bicolor genome Nature Precedings PREPRINT.
  • A K Shanker, Maduraimuthu Djanaguiraman, Bandi Venkateswarlu (2009) Chromium interactions in plants: current status and future strategies Metallomics IN PRESS.
  • G R Rao, G R Korwar, A K Shanker, Y S Ramakrishna (2008) Genetic associations, variability and diversity in seed characters, growth, reproductive phenology and yield in Jatropha curcas (L.) accessions Trees-Structure And Function 22: 30. 697-709 Oct.
  • A K Shanker, Maduraimuthu Djanaguiraman, Bandi Venkateswarlu (2009) Chromium interactions in plants: current status and future strategies Metallomics 5. A K Shanker (2006) Countering UV-B stress in plants: Does selenium have a role? Plant And Soil 282: 22. 21-26 Apr.
  • M Djanaguiraman, J A Sheeba, A K Shanker, D D Devi, U Bangarusamy (2006) Rice can acclimate to lethal level of salinity by pretreatment with sublethal level of salinity through osmotic adjustment Plant And Soil 284: 50. 363-373 Jun.
  • A K Shanker, C Shanker (2005) Impact factor: Is it dragging science off course? Current Science 89: 3. 1782-1783 Dec 10.
  • A K Shanker, R Newaj, P Rai, K R Solanki, K Kareemulla, R Tiwari, Ajit (2005) Microclimate modifications, growth and yield of intercrops under Hardwickia binata Roxb. based agroforestry system Archives Of Agronomy And Soil Science 51: 3. 281-290.
  • Ram Newaj, R S Yadav, Shabir Ahmend Dar, Ajit, A K Shanker (2005) Response of management practices on rooting pattern of Albizia procera and their effect on grain yield of soybean and wheat in agrisiviliculture system Indian Journal Of Agroforestry 7: 1. 1-9.
  • A K Shanker, V Ravichandran, G Pathmanabhan (2005) Phytoaccumulation of Chromium by Some Multipurpose-Tree Seedlings Agroforestry Systems 64: 13. 83-87 Jan 11. M Djanaguiraman, D D Devi, A K Shanker, J A Sheeba, U Bangarusamy (2005) Seleninm - an antioxidative protectant in soybean during senescence Plant And Soil 272: 59. 77-86 May.
  • A K Shanker, C Cervantes, H Loza-Tavera, S Avudainayagam (2005) Chromium toxicity in plants Environment International 31: 139. 739-753 Jul
  • R Newaj, M K Bhargava, A K Shanker, R S Yadav, Ajit, P Rai (2005) Resource capture and tree-crop interaction in Albizia procera-based agroforestry system Archives Of Agronomy And Soil Science 51: 1. 51-68.
  • M Djanaguiraman, D Durga Devi, A K Shanker, J Annie Sheeba, U Bangarusamy (2004) The role of nitrophenol on delaying abscission of tomato flowers and fruits Food, Agriculture & Environment (Jfae) 2: 2. 183-186.
  • M Djanaguiraman, D Durga Devi, A K Shanker, U Bangarusamy (2004) Influence of selenium on antioxidant enzymes and yield of soybean Journal Of Agricultural. Resource Management 3: 1-4.
  • M Djanaguiraman, D Durga Devi, A K Shanker, J Annie Sheeba, U Bangarusamy (2004) Impact of selenium spray on monocarpic senescence of soybean (Glycine max L.) Food, Agriculture & Environment (Jfae) 2: 2. 44-47.
  • A K Shanker, G Pathmanabhan (2004) Speciation dependant antioxidative response in roots and leaves of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench cv CO 27) under Cr(III) and Cr(VI) stress Plant And Soil 265: 1-2. 141-151.
  • Ram Newaj, M K Bhargava, R S yadav, Ajit, A K Shanker (2004) Tree-crop interaction in Albizia Procera based agroforestry system in relation to soil moisture, light and nutrients Indian Journal of Agroforestry 5: 17-29.
  • A K Shanker, M Djanaguiraman, R Sudhagar, K Jayaram, G Pathmanabhan (2004) Expression of metallothionein 3-like protein mRNA in sorghum cultivars under chromium (VI) stress Current Science 86: 7. 901-902.
  • A K Shanker, M Djanaguiraman, R Sudhagar, C N Chandrashekar, G Pathmanabhan (2004) Differential antioxidative response of ascorbate glutathione pathway enzymes and metabolites to chromium speciation stress in green gram (Vigna radiata (L.) R.Wilczek. cv CO 4) roots Plant Science 166: 42. 1035-1043 Apr.
  • A K Shanker, C Vijayalaksmi, A Senthil, G Pathmanabhan (2002) Hetrosis for Ammonia Assimilating Enzymes in Sunflower (Helianthus annus) Hybrid TNCSH-1 Journal Of Plant Biology 29: 2. 165-168 22. Ram Newaj Solanki K R Ajit, handa A K, A K Shanker (2001) Root distribution pattern in Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. Under different root management practices in agrisilvicultural system Indian Journal Of Agroforestry 3: 1. 29-35.
  • A K Shanker, A K Bisaria, A K Handa, K R Solanki (2000) Seasonal Variation in Leaf Physiology and its Relationship with Nitrogen Dynamics in Albizia amara Boivin Annals Of Arid Zone 39: 1. 51-56.
  • V K Gupta, K R Solanki, R V Kumar, A K Shanker (2000) Neem and its floral biology: A brief outlook. Saic News Letter 9: 1. 3
  • A K Shanker VK Gupta PK Mandal AK Handa, K R Solanki (1999) Studies on reproductive behavior of Neem : An isozyme characterization approach Agroforestry News Letter 10: 4- 7
  • A K Shanker, K R Solanki (1999) Seasonal changes in nitrate reductase activity and total N in Albizia amara Boivin International Tree Crops Journal 10: 2. 101-105.
  • A K Shanker, K R Solanki (1998) Nitrogen fixing trees in Agroforestry systems Tree World 8: 1. 3-4.
  • Book chapters
  • A K Shanker (2009) Other Environmental Health Issues: Chromium: Environ pollution and health effects In: Encyclopedia Of Environmental Health Edited By:Jo Niragu. Elsevier Science.
  • A K Shanker (2008) Mode of action and toxicity of trace elements In: Trace Elements As Contaminants And Nutrients: Consequences In Ecosystems And Human Health Edited By:M. N. V. Prasad. 523-550 Univiersity Of Hyderbad John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • A K Shanker, B Venkateswarlu (2008) Biotechnological approaches to mitigate multiple abiotic stresses in crops In: Plant Physiology: Current Trends Edited By:P.C. Trivedi. 1-32 Pointer Publishers, Jodhpur, India.
  • A K Shanker (2004) Uptake and phytoaccumulation of chromium by selected tree species. In: Waste Water Management Edited By:V.P. Singh And R.N. Yadav. 453 Allied Publishers, Mumbai, India.
  • AK Shanker AK Handa (2000) Micro-climate variations in Dalbergia sissoo based Agroforestry systems In: Multipurpose Tree Species: Research, Retrospect And Prospect Agrobios Jodhpur.
  • AK Handa, AK Shanker et al (2000) Vegetative propagation of Albizia amara In: Multipurpose Tree Species: Research, Retrospect And Prospect Agrobios Jodhpur.
  • Conference papers
  • A K Shanker, G pathmanabhan (2005) Rt-Pcr Studies of Metallothionein 3-Like Protein Reveals mRNA Level Expression In Sorghum Seedlings Under Hexavalent Chromium Stress In: Third International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-3)
  • M Djanaguiraman, D Durga Devi, A K Shanker, U Bangarusamy (2004) The role of nitrophenol on delaying abscission of tomato flowers and fruits In: 18th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances.
  • A K Shanker (2004) Plasma Membrane H+ ATPase and Fe(Ill) Reductase: Key Enzymes When Engineering Tolerance to Chromium Speciation Stress in Plants In: BIOHORIZON 2004 6th National Symposium on Biochemical engineering and biotechnogy.
  • AK Shanker, R Sudhagar, G Pathmanabhan (2003) Growth, Phytochelatin SH and antioxidative response of Sunflower as affected by chromium speciation In: 2nd International Congress of Plant Physiology on sustainable plant productivity under changing environment.
  • A K Shanker, R Sudhagar, G Pathmanabhan, V K Gupta, P Rai (2003) Tissue specific expression of metallothionein 3 (mts) like protein mRNA in Albizia amara boivin under chromium stress. In: National Symposium in agroforestry and sustainable development.
  • V Ravichandran, G Pathmanabhan, A K Shanker (2001) Influence of presowing seed hardening on growth and yiled of pearlmillet under rainfed conditions In: National Symposium on Role of Plant Physiology for Sustaining Quality and Quantity of Food Production in Relation to Environment.
  • A K Shanker, V Ravichandran, G Pathmanabhan (2001) Effect of tocopherol and thiamine HCL on growth and yield of irrigated pearl millet (Pennisitum purpurium). In: National Symposium on Role of Plant Physiology for Sustaining Quality and Quantity of Food Production in Relation to Environment.
  • Ravichandran V, G Pathmanabhan, A K Shanker (2001) Effect of GA3 substitutes on seed set and yield in hybrid rice seed production. In: National Symposium on Role of Plant Physiology for Sustaining Quality and Quantity of Food Production in Relation to Environment.
  • A K Shanker, C Vijayalaksmi (2001) Physiological basis of heterosis in seed water imbibitions and seedling growth in sunflower (Helianthus annus). In: National Symposium on Role of Plant Physiology for Sustaining Quality and Quantity of Food Production in Relation to Environment.
  • Ram Newaj, A K Shanker, A K Handa (2000) Tree- crop interface in Dalbergia sissoo based Agroforestry system In: International Conference on managing natural resources for sustainable agricultural production in the 21st Century.
  • A K Shanker (1998) Relative Growth Rate, Nodulation and Ammonia assimilation in individual Acacia nilotica var. cupressiformis seedlings at different N levels. In: National Symposium on Future Goals of Physiological Research for the Improvement of Plant Resources.
  • NC Upadhayay, R C Sharma, A K Shanker, P Thaplial (1995) Tuber yield and quality of Potato as influenced by fertilization through organic manure and inorganic fertilizers In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Indian Society of Soil Science.