Praveen Saxena

Praveen Saxena



(519) 824-4120 x52495


(519) 767-0755


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


Edmund C. Bovey Building


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.


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.