Dr Ravi Maruthachalam
Assistant Professor Grade I (Biology)
  +91 (0)471 - 2778175
  ravi@iisertvm.ac.in

Research Publications  (in chronological order starting from recent publications)

Allipra,S., Anirudhan, K., Shivanandan.S., Raghunathan, A and Maruthachalam, R. (2021)  The kinetochore protein NNF1 has a moonlighting role in the vegetative development of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal . https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15614

Marimuthu, M. P. A., Maruthachalam,R., Bondada, R., Kuppu, S., Tan E.H., Britt, A., Chan S, W. L. and  Comai, L. (2021). Epigenetically mismatched parental centromeres trigger genome elimination in hybrids. Science Advances 7(47): eabk1151. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abk1151

Bondada, R., Kulaar, D.S., Siddiqi, I. and Maruthachalam, R. (2021). Cantil – a new organ or a morphological oddity?. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17744

Thondehaalmath, T, Kulaar, D.S., Bondada, R. and Maruthachalam, R (2021).  Understanding and exploiting uniparental genome elimination in plants: insights from Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany, Volume 72, Issue 13, 22 June 2021, Pages 4646–4662, https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab161

Bondada, R., Somasundaram, S., Marimuthu, M.P., Badarudeen M.A., Vaishak, K.P. and Maruthachalam, R (2020). Natural epialleles of Arabidopsis SUPERMAN display superwoman phenotypes. Communications Biology 3, 772 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-01525-9

Roy S, Gupta P, Rajabhoj M P, Maruthachalam R and Nandi AK (2018) The polycomb group repressor MEDEA attenuates pathogen defense. Plant Physiol. 177 (4) 1728-1742; DOI: 10.1104/pp.17.01579

Sarma S, Pandey AK, Ravi M, Sreelakshmi,Y and Sharma R. (2018) MutS-Homolog2 Silencing Generates Tetraploid Meiocytes In Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) . Plant Direct. 2018;2: 1–15. DOI: 10.1002/pld3.17

Filiault DL, Seymour DK, Maruthachalam R, and Maloof J. (2017) The generation of double haploid lines for QTL mapping. Methods Mol Biol. 1610, 39-57. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7003-2_4

Ravi, M and Bondada, R. (2016). Genome Elimination by Tailswap CenH3: in vivo Haploid Production in Arabidopsis thaliana. Methods Mol Biol. 1469:77-99. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-4931-1_6.

Tan EH, Henry IM, Ravi M, Bradnam KR, Mandakova T, Marimuthu MPA, Korf I, Lysak MA, Comai L and Chan SWLC (2015). Catastrophic chromosomal restructuring during genome elimination in plants. eLife 2015;10.7554/eLife.06516

Ravi M, Marimuthu MP, Tan EH, Maheshwari S, Henry IM, Marin-Rodriguez B, Urtecho G, Tan J, Thornhill K, Zhu F, Panoli A, Sundaresan V, Britt AB, Comai L, Chan SW (2014). A haploid genetic tool box for Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Commun. 2014 Oct 31;5:5334. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6334

Wijnker, E., Deurhof, L., van de Belt, J., de Snoo,C.B., Blankestijn, H., Becker,F., Maruthachalam,R., Chan, S., van Dun,K., Lelivelt,C.L.C., de Jong,H., Dirks,R and Keurentjes, J. (2014). Hybrid recreation by reverse breeding in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat. Protoc. 9,761–772 (2014)

Ravi. M and Chan, S.W.L. (2013) Centromere-mediated generation of haploid plants (Chapter 13 pages 169 - 181) in Plant centromere biology book edited by Jiming Jiang and James. A. Bircher. ISBN: 978-1-119-94921-3 Wiley- Blackwell

Wijnker, E., van Dun, K., de Snoo C.B., Lelivelt, C.L.C., Keurentjes, J.B., Naharudin, N.S., Ravi, M., Chan, S.W.L., de Jong, H and Dirks, R. (2012). Reverse breeding in Arabidopsis generates homozygous parental lines from a heterozygous plant. Nat. Genet. 2012 Mar 11;44(4):467-70.

Seymour, D.K., Filiault, D.L., Henry, I.M., Monson-Miller, J., Ravi, M., Pang, A., Comai, L., Chan, S.W.L and Maloof, J.N (2012).  Rapid creation of Arabidopsis doubled haploid lines for quantitative trait locus mapping. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2012 Mar 13;109(11):4227-32. Epub 2012 Feb 27.

Marimuthu, M.P.A., * Jolivet, S., * Ravi, M., * Pereira, L., Davda, J.N., Cromer, L., Wang, L., NoguÈ, F., Chan, S.W.L., Siddiqi, I. and Mercier, R.  (2011). Synthetic clonal reproduction through seeds.  Science  331: 876  *equal contribution

Ravi, M.,  Shibata, F., Ramahi, J.S., Nagaki, K., Chen, C., Murata, M. and Chan,   S.W. (2011) Meiosis-specific loading of the centromere specific histone CENH3 in   Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet 7(6): e1002121. doi:10.1371 /journal.pgen.100212

Ravi, M., Kwong P.N., Menorca R.M., Valencia J.T., Ramahi J.S., Stewart J.L., Tran R.K., Sundaresan V., Comai L., Chan S.W. (2010). The rapidly evolving centromere-specific histone has stringent functional requirements in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 186(2): 461-471.

Ravi, M.  and  Chan, S. W. L. (2010).  Haploid plants produced through centromere mediated genome elimination. Nature  464: 615-618

Siddiqi, I., Marimuthu M. P. A. and Ravi, M. (2009). Molecular approaches for the fixation of plant hybrid vigor. Biotechnol. J. 4: 342-347.

Sebastian, J., Ravi, M., Andreuzza, S., Panoli, A., Mohan, M. P. A. and Siddiqi, I. (2009). The Plant Adherin AtSCC2 is required for embryogenesis and sister chromatid cohesion during meiosis in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 59: 1-13.

Ravi, M.,  Marimuthu, M .P. A. and Siddiqi, I. (2008). Gamete formation without meiosis in Arabidopsis. Nature 451: 1121-1124.

Panoli, A. P., Ravi, M., Sebastian, J., Nishal, B., Reddy, T. V., Marimuthu, M. P. A., Vijayabhaskar, V.,  Subbiah, V and Siddiqi, I. (2006). AtMND1 is required for homologous pairing during meiosis in Arabidopsis. BMC Mol. Bio. 7:24.

Ravi, M., Geethanjali, S., Sameeyafarheen, F. and Maheswaran, M. (2003). Molecular marker based genetic diversity analysis in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) using RAPD and SSR markers. Euphytica 133: 243-252.