Dr.T E Sheeja
Principal Scientist
ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research
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Areas of Interest
  • Molecular markers
  • Molecular biology of secondary metabolite synthesis in spices
Research Experience16 years
Total publications40

Current Research Projects (Institute)

Mining of DNA markers and Genes from Expressed Sequence Tags of Curcuma longa- (ICAR)- PI

Current Research Projects (External)

Development of comprehensive SSR and SNP markers for the study of genetic diversity and association analysis in Curcuma (DBT)- PI


International Training

Recognised guide

Research Publications

  1. Hui Yuan, Katherine Owsiany, Sheeja TE, xiangjun zhou, Caroline Rodriguez, Yongxi Li, Noam Chayut, Yong Yang, Ralf Welsch, Ted Thannhauser, Mandayam Parthasarathy, Dr. Qiang Xu, Xiuxing Deng, Zhangjun Fei , Arthur A. Schaffer, Nurit Katzir, Dr. Joseph Burger, Yaakov Tadmor. 2015. A Single Amino Acid Substitution in an ORANGE Protein Promotes Carotenoid Over accumulation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology (Elsevier, In press.)
  2. Santhi R and Sheeja TE .2014. Towards Computational prediction of micro RNA function and activity in turmeric (Curcuma longa L) Indian Journal of Biotechnology. (in press)
  3. Siju S, Dhanya K, Bhaskaran S, Sheeja TE . 2014. Methods for Development of Microsatellite Markers: An Overview. Notulae Scientia Biologicae (Academic Press). 6(1).
  4. Siju S, Dhanya K, Syamkumar S, Sasikumar B, Sheeja TE , Bhat AI and Parthasarathy VA. 2010 a. Development, characterization and cross species amplification of polymorphic microsatellite markers from expressed sequence tags of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) Molecular Biotechnology. 44:140-147.
  5. Siju S, Dhanya K, Syamkumar S, Sasikumar B, Sheeja TE , Bhat AI and Parthasarathy VA. 2010 b. Development, characterization and utilization of genomic microsatellite markers in turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 38: 641-646
  6. Siju Senan, Dhanya Kizhakayil, Sheeja TE , Bhaskaran Sasikumar, Alangar I. Bhat & VA Parthasarathy. 2013. Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers from turmeric, Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae). Acta Bot. Croat. 72 (2), 407-412.
  7. Swetha VP, Parvathy VA, Sheeja TE . and Sasikumar B. 2013. Isolation and amplification of genomic DNA from barks of Cinnamomum spp. Turkish Journal of Biology Turkish Journal of Biology 38:151-155
  8. Swetha, VP, Parvathy VA, Sheeja TE , and Sasikumar B. 2014. DNA barcoding for discriminating the economically important Cinnamomum verum Food Biotechnology, 28: 183-194
  9. Parvathy VA, Swetha VP, Sheeja TE ., and Sasikumar B. 2013. DNA barcoding to detect chilli adulteration in traded black pepper powder. Food Biotechnology. 28(1): 183-194
  10. Parvathy VA, Swetha VP, Sheeja TE ., and Sasikumar B. 2014. DNA barcoding to detect plant based adulterants in traded turmeric powder. Pharmaceutical Biology Journal, DOI: 10.3109/13880209.2015.1005756 (published online).
  11. Deepa K, Sheeja TE ., R. Santhi, B Sasikumar, Anu Cyriac, PV Deepesh, D Prasath. 2014. A simple and efficient protocol for isolation of high quality functional RNA from different tissues of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants. 20(2): 263-271.
  12. Sheeja TE . PR Anju, RS Shalini, S Siju, K Dhanya, B Krishnamoorthy. 2013. RAPD, SCAR and conserved 18S rDNA markers for a red-listed and endemic medicinal plant species, Knema andamanica (Myristicaceae) Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants 19(2):245-250.
  13. Sheeja TE, O. B. Rosana, V. P. Swetha, RS Shalini, S Siju, R Dhanya, PR Rahul & B. Krishnamoorthy. 2014. The 18S rDNA gene discriminates between red-listed and unexplored ethnomedicinal species of Myristicaceae restricted to humid tropics of India. Genet. Resour. Crop. Evol. 61:523-535.
  14. Sheeja TE, K Deepa, R Santhi & B Sasikumar. 2015. Comparative transcriptome analysis of two species of Curcuma contrasting in a high value compound curcumin: insights into genetic basis and regulation of biosynthesis, Plant Mol. Biol. Rep., DOI: 10.1007/s11105-015-0878-6 published online).
  15. Chowdhury, Bikash, Sheeja TE, & AB Mandal .2001. Modulation in isozyme profiles in relation to Al toxicity in rice. Journal of Genetics & Breeding, 55: 111-118. Rome, Italy
  16. Sheeja TE, Sabeesh, OV Shabna, RS Shalini & B Krishnamoorthy. 2013. Genetic diversity analysis of Myristica and related genera using RAPD and ISSR markers. Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops 22 (1): 38-46.
  17. Sheeja TE, G Uma, B Sasikumar, KV Saji & PR Rahul. 2013. Genetic diversity study in Piper spp. using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops 22(2):111-119.
  18. Sheeja TE, Hima Bindu K, Anto P, Dhanya K, Siju S & Vasantha Kumar T. 2013. A SCAR marker based method for sex determination in dioecious betel vine (Piper betle). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 83 (12): 1409-10.
  19. Sheeja TE, K Johnson George, Jessy Jerome, R Sandeep Varma, S Syamkumar, B Krishnamoorthy & VA Parthasarathy. 2008. Optimisation of DNA isolation and PCR parameters in Myristica sp. and related genera for RAPD and ISSR analysis. Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops. 17: 91-97
  20. Sheeja TE, Rajesh Y, B Krishnamoorthy & VA Parthasarathy. 2006. DNA polymorphism in clonal and seedling progenies of an elite nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) by RAPD Journal of Plantation Crops, 34(3): 558-561
  21. Sheeja TE, and Asit B Mandal. 2002. In vitro flowering and fruiting in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2002 10(2): 83-88, Malaysia
  22. Mandal AB, Asit K Basu, Bidhan Roy, Sheeja TE, & Tarak Roy. 2004. Genetic management for increased tolerances to aluminium and iron toxicities- review, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, New Delhi. 3: 359-368.
  23. Mandal, AB, Bikash Chowdhury & Sheeja TE, 2000. Development and characterization of salt tolerant somaclones in rice cultivar Pokkali, Indian J. of Experimental Biology, 38: 74-79
  24. Mandal, AB, Bikash Chowdhury & Sheeja TE, 2001. Microspore embryogenesis following shed microspore culture in a three way indica cross hybrid. Plant Tissue Culture 11(2): 113-120, Bangladesh.
  25. Sabu A, Sheeja TE, & Padma Nambisan. 1995. Comparison of proline accumulation in callus and seedlings of two cultivars of O. sativa L. differing in salt tolerance. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology: 33, 39-141.
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