Texas Tech University


Publications from TTU

Thu, S.W., Rai, K.M., Sandhu, D., Rajangam, A., Balasubramanian, V.K., Palmer, R.G. and Mendu, V. (2019). Mutation in a PHD-finger protein MS4 causes male sterility in soybean. BMC Plant Biology, 19(1), pp.1-12.

BMC plant biology

Yuan Ning, Vimal Kumar Balasubramanian, Ratan Chopra, and Venugopal Mendu (2019). The photoperiodic flowering time regulator FKF1 negatively regulates cellulose biosynthesis. Plant Physiology , pp-00013.

plant phys

Pandey, Manish K., Rakesh Kumar, Arun K. Pandey, Pooja Soni, Sunil S. Gangurde, Hari K. Sudini, Jake C. Fountain et al (2019). Mitigating Aflatoxin Contamination in Groundnut through A Combination of Genetic Resistance and Post-Harvest Management Practices. Toxins 11, no. 6 , 315.


Daoqian Yu, Ghulam Qanmber, Lili Lu, Lingling Wang, Jie Li, Zhaoen Yang, Zhao Liu, Yi Li, Quanjia Chen, Venugopal Mendu, Fuguang Li and Zuoren Yang (2018). Genome-wide analysis of cotton GH3 subfamily II reveals functional divergence in fiber development, hormone response and plant architecture. BMC Plant Biology, 18: 350.

bfs plant biology

 Krishan Mohan Rai, Kaushik Ghose, Anshulika Rai, Harpal Singh, Rakesh Srivastava, Venugopal Mendu (2018). Genome Engineering Tools in Plant Synthetic Biology. Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Synthetic Biology, Cell Engineering and Bioprocessing Technologies, Elsevier.

 Ning Yuan, Krishan Mohan Rai, Vimal Balasubramanian, Santosh K. Upadhaya, Hong Luo and Venugopal Mendu (2018). Genome-wide identification and characterization of LRR-RLKs reveal functional conservation of the SIF subfamily in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). BMC Plant Biology, 18:185.

BMC Plant Biology

Travis W. Witt, Mauricio Ullao, Mathew G. Pelletier, Venugopal Mendu, Glen L. Ritchie (2018). Exploring ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) treated cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to improve drought tolerance. Euphytica (2018) 214:123.


Devinder Sandhu, Zachary Coleman, Taylor Atkinson, Krishan Mohan Rai, Venugopal Mendu (2018). Genetics and Physiology of the Nuclearly Inherited Yellow Foliar Mutants in Soybean. Frontier in Plant Science. 9: 471.

Frontier in Plant Science

Ning Yuan, Shuangrong Yuan, Zhigang Li, Man Zhou, Peipei Wu, Qian Hu, Venugopal Mendu, Liangjiang Wang and Hong Luo (2018). STRESS INDUCED FACTOR 2, a Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase Regulates Basal Plant Pathogen Defense. Plant Physiology. 176: 3062–3080.

Plant Physiology

Tesfaye Disasa, Tileye Feyissa, Belayneh Admassu, Masresha Fentene and Venugopal Mendu (2018). Mapping of QTLs Associated with°Brix and Biomass-related Traits in Sorghum using SSR Marker. Sugar Tech. 20(3): 275-285.

Tesfaye Disasa, Tileye Feyissa, Belayneh Admassu, Masresha Fentene, Santie Devillers  and Venugopal Mendu (2017). Screening, compiling and validation of informative microsatellite sets for marker-assisted breeding of key Ethiopian sorghum cultivars. Australian Journal of crop science. 11(05): 557-566. 

Vimal Balasubramanian, Krishan Mohan Rai, Sandi Win Thu, Mei Mei Hii and Venugopal Mendu (2016). Genome-wide Identification of Multifunctional Laccase Gene Family in Cotton (Gossypium spp.); Expression and Biochemical Analysis During Fiber Development. Nature Scientific Reports. 6: 34309.
Scientific Reports

Sumalya, Shailesh Sharma, Rohit Kumar, Venugopal Mendu, Kashmir Singh and Santosh K. Upadhaya (2016). Genomic Dissection and Expression Profiling Reveals Functional Divergence in Triticum Aestivum Leucine Rich Receptor Like Kinases (TaLRRKs). Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01374.

Frontiers in Plant Science

Krishan Mohan Rai, Sandi Win Thu, Vimal Balasubramanian, Christopher J. Cobos, Tesfaye Disasa and Venugopal Mendu (2016). Identification, Characterization and Expression Analysis of Cell Wall Related Genes in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, a Food, Fodder and Biofuel Crop. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01287.
Frontiers in Plant Science

Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Harpal Singh, Sameer Dixit, Venugopal Mendu and Verma PC (2016). Molecular Characterization of Vitellogenin and Vitellogenin Receptor of Bemisia tabaci . PLoS One.11(5):e0155306.

Krishan Mohan Rai, Vimal Balasubramanian, Cassie Welker, Mingxiong Pang, Mei Hii and Venugopal Mendu (2015). Genome Wide Comprehensive Analysis and Web Resource Development on Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes from Phyto-Parasitic Nematodes. BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:187.
BMC Plant Biology

Cassie Marie Welker, Vimal Kumar Balasubramanian, Carloalberto Petti, Krishan Mohan Rai, Seth DeBolt and Venugopal Mendu (2015). Engineering Plant Biomass Lignin Content and Composition for Biofuels and Bioproducts. Energies 8(8), 7654-7676.

Publications Prior to TTU


Jing-Yi Lin, Venugopal Mendu*, Judit Pogany*, Jun Qin and Peter D. Nagy (2012). The TPR Domain in the Host Cyp40-Like Cyclophilin Binds to the Viral Replication Protein and Inhibits the Assembly of the Tombusviral Replicase. PLOS Pathogens 8 (2): e1002491.
PLOS Pathogens

Venugopal Mendu, Tom Shearin, J. Elliot Campbell Jr, Jozsef Stork, Jungho Jae, Mark Crocker, George Huber, Seth DeBolt (2012). Global Bioenergy Potential from High-Lignin Agricultural Residue. PNAS 109 (10): 4014-4019.

Venugopal Mendu, Liz Harman-Ware, Mark Crocker, Jungho Jae, Jozsef Stork, Samuel Morton III, Andrew Placido, George Huber, Seth DeBolt (2011). Identification and Thermochemical Analysis of High Lignin Feedstocks for Biofuel and Bio-Chemical Production. Biotechnology for biofuels 4 (1): 43.
Biotechnology for Biofuels

Venugopal Mendu, Jozsef Stork, Darby Harris and Seth DeBolt (2011). Cellulose Synthesis in Two Secondary Cell Wall Processes in a Single Cell Type. Plant Signaling & Behavior 6 (11): 1638-1643.
Plant Signaling & Behavior

Venugopal Mendu*, Jonathan Griffiths*, Staffan Persson, Jozsef Stork, Bruce Downie, Catalin Voiniciuc, George W. Haughn, Seth DeBolt (2011). Subfunctionalization of Cellulose Synthases in Seed Coat Epidermal Cells Mediates Secondary Radial Wall Synthesis and Mucilage Attachment. Plant Physiology 157: 441-453.
Plant Physiol

Venugopal Mendu*, Mengshuen Chiu*, Daniel Barajas, Zhenghe Li, Peter D Nagy (2010). Cpr1 cyclophilin and Ess1p Parvulin Prolyl Isomerases Interact with the Tombusvirus Replication Protein and Inhibit Viral Replication in Yeast Model Host. Virology 406: 342-351.
Virology Journal

Jozsef Stork, Darby Harris, Jonathan Griffiths, Brian Williams, Fred Beisson, Yonghua Li-Beisson, Venugopal Mendu, George Haughn, and Seth DeBolt (2010). CELLULOSE SYNTHASE9 Serves a Non-Redundant Role in Secondary Cell Wall Synthesis in Arabidopsis Epidermal Testa Cells. Plant Physiology 153: 580-589.
Plant Physiol

Xiaoyun Jia*, Venugopal Mendu* and Guiliang Tang (2010). An Array Platform for Identification of Stress-Responsive miRNAs in Plants. Methods Mol. Biol. 639: 253-69.
Methods in Molecular Biology

Xiaoyun Jia, Wang-Xia Wang, Ligang Ren, Qi-Jun Chen, Venugopal Mendu, Benjamin Willcut, Randy Dinkins, Xiaoqing Tang, and Guiliang Tang (2009). Differential and Dynamic Regulation of miR398 and its Targets in Response to ABA and Salt Stress in Populus tremula & A. thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology 71: 51-59.
Plant Mol Biol

Ricky Lewis, Venugopal Mendu, David McNear, and Guiliang Tang (2009). Roles of microRNAs in Plant Abiotic Stress, Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement. 2nd Edition, edited by S. Mohan Jain and D.S. Brar. Springer Netherlands.
Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement

Guiliang Tang, Xiaoqing Tang, Venugopal Mendu, Xiaohu Tang, Xiaoyun Jia, Qi-Jun Chen, and Lihen He (2008). The Art of microRNA: Various Strategies Leading to Gene Silencing via an Ancient Pathway. BBA-Gene Regulatory Mechanisms 1779: 655-662.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

Guiliang Tang, Yu Xiang, Zhensheng Kang, Venugopal Mendu, Xiaohu Tang, Xiaoyun Jia, Qi-Jun Chen, and Xiaoqing Tang (2008). Small RNA Technologies: siRNA, miRNA, antagomiR, Target Mimicry, miRNA Sponge and miRNA Profiling. Current Perspectives in MicroRNAs, Springer Netherlands, pp 17-33.

Venugopal Mendu and David F. Hildebrand (2006). Plant Hydroperoxide Lyases and Related Enzymes. Chapter 24, 399-417. IN: Ching Hou, Biocatalysis and Biotechnology for Functional Foods and Industrial Products. Taylor and Francis, New York.
Biocatalysis and Biotechnology

Venugopal Mendu, Ansari N.A. and Rajanikanth T. (2003). Correlation and Path Analysis in Maize (Zea mays L.). Crop Research. 25 (3): 525-529.

Venugopal Mendu, Ansari N.A. and Murthy K.G.K. (2002). Heterosis for Yield and its Component Characters in Maize (Zea mays L.). Research on Crops 3 (1): 72-74.


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