Praveen Saxena

Praveen Saxena
Professor

Email:

Phone:

(519) 824-4120 x52495

Fax:

(519) 767-0755

Education:

B.Sc. Meerut University;
M.Sc. Lucknow University;
M.Phil. Delhi University;
Ph.D. Delhi University

Location:

Edmund C. Bovey Building

Room:

4223 ECB

The Plant Cell Technology Laboratory (PCTL) is focused on investigating the mechanisms which direct in vitro and in vivo plant growth and development. Specific research interests include: regulation of plant morphogenesis, modulation of plant metabolism in changing climates, micropropagation of ornamental and medicinal plant species, and the conservation of unique, rare, and endangered plants.

Courses:

HORT*3270 Medicinal Plants

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Selected Publications:

Murch, S.J., D. Ragone, W.L. Shi, A.R. Alan and P.K. Saxena. (2007). In Vitro conservation and sustained production of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, Moraceae): Modern technologies to improve distribution of a traditional tropical crop. Naturwissenschaften. (In press).

Jones, M.P.A., J. Cao, R. O’Brien, S.J. Murch and P.K. Saxena. (2007). The mode of action of thidiazuron: auxins, indoleamines, and ion channels in the regeneration of Echinacea purpurea L. Plant Cell Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s00299-007-0357-0.

Jones, M.P.A., Z. Yi, S.J. Murch and P.K. Saxena. (2007). Thidiazuron-induced regeneration of Echinacea purpurea L.: Micropropagation in solid and liquid culture systems. Plant Cell Reports 26: 13–19.

Murch, S.J. and P.K. Saxena. (2006). St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.): Challenges and strategies for production of chemically-consistent plants. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 86: 765–771.

Zheng, Y., M. Dixon and P.K. Saxena. (2006). Growing environment and nutrient availability affect the content of some phenolic compounds in Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia. Planta Medica. 72: 1407-1414.

Murch, S.J. and P.K. Saxena. (2006). A melatonin-rich germplasm line of St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.). Journal of Pineal Research. 41: 284–287.