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Books Edited

Protocols for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants. Jain SM and Saxena PK (Eds), Humana Press, ISBN: 978-1-60327-286-5 (2009).

Journey of a Single Cell to a Whole Plant. Murch SJ and Saxena PK (Eds), Science Publishers Inc., ISBN 1-57808-352-4 (2005).

Recent Publications

Jones A.M.P., M.R. Shukla, J. Zoń, P.K. Saxena. (2012). Inhibition of phenylpropanoid biosynthesis increases cell wall digestibility, protoplast isolation, and facilitates sustained cell division in American elm (Ulmus americana). BMC Plant Biology (In Press)

Shukla, M.R., A.M.P. Jones, J.A., Sullivan, C-Z. Liu, S. Gosling, P.K. Saxena. (2012). In vitro conservation of American elm (Ulmus americana): potential role of auxin metabolism in sustained plant proliferation. Canadian J Forest Res. 42: 686-697.

Uchendu, E.E., G. Paliyath, D.C.W. Brown, P.K. Saxena. (2011). In vitro propagation of the North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.). In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Plant 47: 710-718.

Uchendu, E.E., D.C.W. Brown, P.K. Saxena. (2011). Cryopreservation of Shoot Tips and Cotyledons of The North American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.). Cryoletters 32: 463-472.

Jain, S.S., S.J. Murch, R.P. Bird, P.K. Saxena. (2010). Optimized St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) germplasm lines exert cytotoxicity in HT-29 colon cancer cells via down regulation of NF-κB. J. Complement Integrative Med. 7: Article 8.

Murch, S.J., B.C. Hall, C.H. Le, P.K. Saxena. (2010). Transitions in Indoleamine: Neurotransmitters in Veraison and Ripening of Wine Grapes. J. Pineal Res. 49:95100.

Zhao, Y., L.W. Qi, W.M. Wang, P.K. Saxena, C.Z. Liu. (2010). Melatonin improves the survival of cryopreserved callus of Rhodiola crenulata. J. Pineal Res. 50:8388.

Murch, S.J., A.R. Anan, J. Cao, P.K. Saxena. (2009). Melatonin and serotonin in flowers and fruits of Datura metel L. J. Pineal Res. 47: 277-283.

Abbasi, B.H., R. Liu, P.K. Saxena, C.Z. Liu. (2009). Cichoric acid production from hairy root cultures of Echinacea purpurea grown in a modified airlift bioreactor. J. Chem. Tech. & Biotechnology 84: 1697-1701.

Jones, M.P.A., P.K. Saxena, S.J. Murch. (2009). Elicitation of secondary metabolism in Echinacea purpurea L. by gibberellic acid and triazoles. Eng. Life Sci. 9: 205210.

Cole, I.B., J. Cao, A.R. Alan, P.K. Saxena, S.J. Murch. (2008). Comparisons of Scutellaria baicalensis, Scutellaria lateriflora and Scutellaria racemosa: Genome size, antioxidant potential and phytochemistry. Planta Medica 74:474-481.

Murch, S.J., D. Ragone, W.L. Shi, A.R. Alan, P.K. Saxena. (2008). In vitro conservation and sustained production of Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, Moraceae): Modern technologies for a traditional tropical crop. Naturwissenschaften 95:99-107.