National Institute of Plant Genome Research
Digital India   Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav     
 
    Dr. Prabhakaran, S (Ph.D)
    Staff Scientist III,
    National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR)
    Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, P.O.Box 10531
    New Delhi 110067
    Phone: 91-11-26735120
    Email: prabhu@nipgr.ac.in
 Career
Staff Scientist III (August 2021 - Present): National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India
Research Associate (July 2017 - August 2021): Genomics Division, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development Administration (RDA), Jeonju, South Korea
Senior Researcher (Sep 2016 - June 2017): Institute of Agriculture and Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea
 Academic
Ph.D (Major: Applied Life Science) (2012 – 2016): Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
MS (Major: Applied Life Science) (2010 – 2012): Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
B. Tech (Major: Bioinformatics) (2006 – 2010): TamilNadu Agricultural University, India.
 
 Awards and Honors
Scientific Excellence (2019): Korea Tamil Sangam (KTS) awards – 2019, South Korea.
Young Pioneer Researcher award (2016): Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
Young Pioneer Researcher award (2015): Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
Outstanding oral presentation award (2015): Annual Spring Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science, South Korea.
Best oral presentation award (2015): Brain Korea 21 plus graduate program, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
Outstanding oral presentation award (2014): Annual Autumn Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science, South Korea.
Second prize in oral presentation competition (2014): College of Agriculture and Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
Outstanding poster award (2012): Annual Autumn Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science, South Korea.
Second prize in oral presentation competition (2012): College of Agriculture and Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
Second prize in oral presentation competition (2011): College of Agriculture and Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.
 Fellowships and Grants
Research Associate Fellowship Program (July 2017-August 2021): National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, RDA, Ministry of Agriculture, South Korea.
Travel grant from BK21 plus fellowship to present poster in “Global Summit on Plant Science” conference, (2015), San Antonio, USA.
Master’s and Ph.D studies were supported by scholarship from Brain Korea 21 (BK21) and BK21 plus program, respectively.
 Research Interest
Evolutionary Developmental (Evo-Devo) Genetics
Polyploidization is recognized as the major driving force in the plant evolution. All angiosperms experienced at least one whole genome duplication (WGD) event in their evolutionary history. Brassica has undergone additional whole genome triplication (WGT) after divergence from Arabidopsis lineage. Recent genome studies showed that translocated Proto-Calepine Karyotype (tPCK, n=7) was a diploid ancestor of three subgenomes in Brassica. Genomic rearrangements, chromosome shuffling, and hybridization between diploids contribute for Brassica speciation. WGT provided multiple gene copies. Further biased genes retention or preferential genes enrichment and subgenome dominance between the homoeologous genes enhanced the functional gene evolution and lead to the diverse morphotypes such as heading, non-heading, leafy, inflorescences, stem, tuber, and oilseeds. Domestication and artificial selection are also major factors involved in the morphological diversification. Our team is working to shed light on the rationale behind the evolutionary developmental genetics on Brassica species attributed for diversification, crop domestication, and adaptation.
 Group Members
Ms. Yamini Agarwal, JRF Email: agarwalyamini53@gmail.com
Ms. Bhavya Shukla, JRF Email: bhavya.shukla0809@gmail.com
 Research Articles
Prabhakaran S, Park SG, Won SY, Moon MS, Park HW, Ku KM, Kim JS (2021) Influence of Genotype on High Glucosinolate Synthesis Lines of Brassica rapa. International Journal of Molecular Science. 22: 7301.
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Park YG, Jeong BR (2021) Physiology and Proteomic Insights into Red and Blue Light Mediated Enhancement of In Vitro Growth in Scrophularia kakudensis – a Potential Medicinal Plant. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11: 607007.
Prabhakaran S, Won SY, Park DS, Lee YH, Kim JS (2019) Comparative Analysis of the YABBY Gene Family of Bienertia sinuspersici, a Single-Cell C4 Plant. Plants. 8: 536.
Liu B#, Prabhakaran S#, Abinaya M (2019) Mechanisms of Silicon-Mediated Amelioration of Salt Stress in Plants. Plants. (#Equal first author) 8: 307.
Prabhakaran S, Won SY, Kim JS (2019) Insight on Rosaceae Family with Genome Sequencing and Functional Genomics Perspective. BioMed Research International. 7519687.
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Ko CH, Park JE, Jeong BR (2019) Evaluation of Relative Toxicity Caused by Deicing Agents on Photosynthesis, Redox Homeostasis, and the Osmoregulatory System in Creeper-type Plants. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 60:175-186.
Ren X, Ya L, Jeong HK, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2019) Temperature Affects Morphology, Physiology, and Biochemistry of Plug Seedlings of Astragalus membranaceus. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 41:9.
Prabhakaran S, Kim JS (2018) Anti-carcinogenic Glucosinolates in Cruciferous Vegetables and their Antagonistics Effects on Prevention of Cancers. Molecules. 23:2983.
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Ko CH, Jeong BR (2018) Silicon Enhanced Redox Homeostasis and Protein Expression to Mitigate the Salinity Stress in Rosa hybrida ‘Rock Fire’. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation.  37:16-34.
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Park YG, Jeong BR (2017) Assessment of the Genetic Diversity and Phylogenetic Relationship of Dianthus caryophyllus germplasm using ISSR and RAPD Molecular Marker. Acta Horticulturae. 1185:191-196.
Park YG, Sowbiya M, Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Jeong BR (2017) Light Quality During Night Interruption Affects Morphogenesis and Flowering in Geranium. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 58:212-217.
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Ko CH, Jeong BR (2017) Leaf Physiological and Proteomic Analysis to Elucidate Silicon Induced Adaptive Response under Salt Stress in Rosa hybrida 'Rock Fire', International Journal of Molecular Science. 18: 8.
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Cho YS, Jeong BR (2017) Exogenous Supplementation of Silicon Improved the Recovery of Hyperhydric Shoots in Dianthus caryophyllus L. by Stabilizing the Physiology and Protein Expression. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:1-17.
Abinaya M#, Prabhakaran S#, Sowbiya M, Ko CH, Jeong BR (2016) Silicon Mitigates Salinity Stress by Regulating the Physiology, Antioxidant Enzyme Activities, and Protein Expression in Capsicum annuum ‘Bugwang’. BioMed Research International. 3076357 (#Equal first author).
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Park YG, Wei H, Kim SH, Jeong BR (2016) Blue and Red Light Emitting Diodes Improve the Growth and Physiology of In Vitro Grown Carnation ‘Purple Beauty’ and ‘Green Beauty’. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 58:12-20.
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Yoo Gyeong Park YG, Jeong BR (2016) Chemical Elicitor-Induced Modulation of Antioxidant Metabolism and Enhancement of Secondary Metabolite Accumulation in Cell Suspension Cultures of Scrophularia kakudensis Franch. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 17:399.
Sowbiya M, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2016) Proteomic and Antioxidant Analysis Elucidates the Underlying Mechanism of Tolerance to Hyperhydricity Stress in In Vitro Shoot Cultures of Dianthus caryophyllus. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 35:667-679.
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Arum LS, Chung Ho Ko CH, Sowbiya M, Jeong BR (2015) Silicon-Mediated Enhancement of Physiological and Biochemical Characteristics of Zinnia elegans ‘Dreamland Yellow’ grown under Salinity Stress. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 56:721-731
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Park YG, Jeong BR (2015) In Vitro Propagation, Phytochemical Analysis, and Evaluation of Free Radical Scavenging Property of Scrophularia kakudensis Franch Tissue Extracts. BioMed Research International. 480564
Abinaya M, Sonali J, Prabhakaran S, Ko CH, Jeong BR (2015) Antioxidant enzymes metabolism and cellular differentiation during the developmental stages of somatic embryogenesis in Torillis japonica (Houtt.) DC. Plant Omics Journal. 8:461-471
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Park YG, Sowbiya M, Jeong BR (2015) Silicon Alleviates Salt stress by Modulating Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Tula’. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 56:233-259
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Park YG, Ko CH, Jeong BR (2014) Shoot Organogenesis and Somatic Embryogenesis in Rehmannia glutinosa Libosh. An Important Medicinal Plant. International Journal of Advanced Research. 2:957-967
Sowbiya M, Ko CH, Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Park YG, Jeong BR (2014) Proteomic Study Related to Vascular Connections in Watermelon Scions Grafted onto Bottle-Gourd Rootstock under Different Light Intensities. PLoS One. 10:e0120899
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Halimah N, Ko CH, Jeong BR (2014) Blue LED Light Enhances Growth, Phytochemical Contents, and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities of Rehmannia glutinosa Cultured In Vitro. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 56:105-113
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Park YG, Sakkiah S, Jeong BR (2014) Binding Mode Investigation of Polyphenols from Scrophularia Targeting Human Aldose Reductase Using Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Journal of Chemistry. 434256
Sowbiya M, Park YG, Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2014) Physiological and Proteomic Analysis in Chloroplasts of Solanum lycopersicum L. under Silicon Efficiency and Salinity Stress. 15:21803-21824. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
Sowbiya M, Jeong BR, Kim TW, Lee JH, Prabhakaran S (2014) Transcriptional and physiological changes in relation to Fe uptake under conditions of Fe-deficiency and Cd-toxicity in roots of Vigna radiata L. Journal of Plant Research. 127:731-742
Iyyakkannu S, Son MS, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2014) Effect of Silicon on Growth and Temperature Stress Tolerance of Nephrolepis exaltata 'Corditas'. Horticultural Science and Technology. 32:142-148
Prabhakaran S, Iyyakkannu S, Sonali J, Jeong BR (2014) Influence of Silicon Supplementation on the Growth and Tolerance to High Temperature in Salvia splendens. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 55:271-279.
Iyyakkannu S, Son MS, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2013) Growth of Chrysanthemum Cultivars as Affected by Silicon Source and Application Method. Horticultural Science and Technology. 31:544-551.
Prabhakaran S, Iyyakkannu S, Jo EH, Jeong BR (2013) Silicon Promotes Shoot Proliferation and Shoot Growth of Salvia splendens ‘Hot Jazz’ under Salt Stress. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 54:311-318.
Prabhakaran S, Sugunadevi S, Iyyakkannu S, Lee KW, Jeong BR (2011) Macromolecular Docking Simulation to Identify Binding Site of FGB1 for Antifungal Compounds. Bulletin of Korean Chemical Society. 32:3675-3681.
Prabhakaran S, Srividya V, Bharathi N, Jayakanthan M, Manikanda Boopathi N (2009) Use of Computational and Structural Bioinformatics Strategies on Controlling Fusarium Wilt in Cotton. Online Journal of Bioinformatics. 10:180-190.
 Book Chapters
Park YG, Park YH, Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2020) Exploiting the Genetic Diversity of Ornamentals. In Achieving sustainable cultivation of ornamental plants. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, UK, pp. 1-47.
Park YG#, Abinaya M#, Prabhakaran S#, Jeong BR (2019) Plant Growth Regulation. In Stress Physiology of Woody Plants. CRC press, US, pp. 69-92. (#Equal first author)
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Jeong BR (2019) Different Antioxidant Defense Systems in Halophytes and Glycophytes to Overcome Salinity Stress. In Sabkha Ecosystems. Volume VI: Asia/Pacific. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 335-347.
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Jeong BR (2017) Role of Reactive Oxygen Species Signaling in Seed Germination: An Overview. In Revisiting the Role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in Plants. Wiley Publications, UK, pp. 291-306.
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2017) Role of reactive oxygen species signaling in cell proliferation and differentiation: An overview. In Revisiting the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in plants. Wiley Publications, UK, pp: 319-330.
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Jeong BR (2016) Regulatory Mechanisms by Silicon to Overcome the Salinity-Induced Imbalance of Essential Nutrient Elements. In Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects. Taylor and Francis Groups, CRC Press, FL, USA, pp. 47-66.
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2016) Silicon-Mediated Modulations of Genes and Secondary Metabolites in Plants: A Comprehensive Overview. In Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects. Taylor and Francis Groups, CRC Press, FL, USA, pp. 153-174.
Prabhakaran S, Abinaya M, Jeong BR (2016) Signaling Patterns of Reactive Oxygen Species and Phytohormones during Transition Period of Quiescent Seeds into Metabolically Active Organisms. In New Challenges in Seed Biology - Basic and Translational Research Driving Seed Technology. InTech Open, Croatia, European Union, pp. 75-96.
Abinaya M, Prabhakaran S, Jeong BR (2015) Light Quality-Mediated Enhancement of Medicinal Plant Production in Hydroponic System Under Controlled Environment. In Controlled Environment Agriculture-Production Specialty Crops Providing Human Health Benefits through Hydroponics. Nova Science publishers, NY, USA, pp. 63-88.
 Patent
Doubled haploid (DH) lines of Brassica rapa for higher glucosinolate contents selected based on metabolites and genome assisted selection. DH016: 10-2020-0130239_BrYSP_DH016 and DH-43: 10-2020-0130237_BrYSP_DH043 (co-person along with Dr. Jung Sun Kim and team, RDA, Jeonju, South Korea) under Korean Patent Law and Seed Industry Law.
 Guest Editor-Special issues
  Applied and Advanced Research in Plant Bioinformatics
  A special issue of "International Journal of Molecular Sciences", Impact Factor: 5.924. This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Informatics". Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
   
 Silicon, a "Quasi-Essential" Element's Role in Plant Physiology and Development
  A special issue of "Frontiers in Plant Science", Impact Factor: 5.753. This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Nutrition". Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.