Dr. Prashantkumar S. Hanjagi

Sectional-Editor, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Prashantkumar S Hanjagi is Scientist in Crop Physiology and Biochemistry Division of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India. My research program is multidisciplinary in nature, combining physiology, molecular biology, and proteomics. Currently my research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating the response(s) of plants to abiotic stress (Salt, drought, heat, lodging, etc). I have expertise in automated high-throughput plant phenotyping in getting insight into genomic performance and plant-environment-interactions through non-destructive analysis of phenotypic traits of the major crops like maize, rice, wheat, and pulses. Within my group, during past years, we have attempted to characterize the role of candidate genes (NHX1 & AVP1) in improving tolerance to salt stress tolerance in rice. 



Rane, Jagadish, Susheel Kumar Raina, Venkadasamy Govindasamy, Hanumantharao Bindumadhava, Prashantkumar Hanjagi, Rajkumar Giri, Krishna Kumar Jangid, Mahesh Kumar, and Ramakrishnan M. Nair. "Use of phenomics for differentiation of mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) genotypes varying in growth rates per unit of water." Frontiers in plant science, 2021, 12: 692564. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.692564  


Anjani Kumar, A.K. Nayak, P.S. Hanjagi, Kavita Kumari, Vijayakumar S, Sangita Mohanty, Rahul Tripathi, P. Panneerselvam, Submergence stress in rice: Adaptive mechanisms, coping strategies and future research needs. Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 186, 2021, 104448, ISSN 0098-8472, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2021.104448.


P.A. Gedam, A. Thangasamy, D.V. Shirsat, S. Ghosh, K.P. Bhagat, O.A. Sogam, A.J. Gupta, V. Mahajan, P.S. Soumia, V.N. Salunkhe, Y.P. Khade, S.J. Gawande, P.S. Hanjagi, R.S. Ramakrishnan, M. Singh Screening of onion (Allium cepa L.) genotypes for drought tolerance using physiological and yield based indices through multivariate analysis. Front. Plant Sci., 12 (2021), 10.3389/fpls.2021.600371


Awaji, Sushma M., Prashantkumar S. Hanjagi, B. N. Pushpa, and V. R. Sashidhar. "Overexpression of plasma membrane Na+/H+ antiporter OsSOS1 gene improves salt tolerance in transgenic rice plants." ORYZA-An International Journal on Rice 57, no. 4 (2020): 277-287.


Awaji S, P Hanjagi and VR Sashidhar. 2019. Improved salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa) by co-expression of two vacuolar transporter genes involved in sodium compartmentation and proton gradient generation.  Journal of Cereal Research 11(3): 215-223. http://doi.org/10.25174/2249-4065/2019/94888


Hanjagi P S and Singh B (2017). Interactive regulation of iron and zinc nutrition in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Indian Journal of Plant Physiology22(1): 70-78.


Jayasudha B G, Sushma M A, Hanjagi P S and V.R. Sashidhar (2014). An efficient in-vitro Agrobacterium -mediated transformation protocol for raising salinity tolerant transgenic plants in finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.]. Plant Archives. 14(2): 823-829.


Awaji, S M, Madhavi D N, Hanjagi P S, Sashidhar V R, Sreevathsa R (2012). Possibility of improved salt tolerance in rice transgenics overexpressing pgNHX1. Genes, Genomes and Genomics. Special Issue 1: 26-33.


Hanjagi P S, Sashidhar V R, Awaji, S M and Sreevathsa R (2011). Improvement of Salt tolerance in putatively Transgenic Rice Plants Overexpressing AVP1, a Vacuolar H+-Pyrophosphatase. Transgenic Plant Journal5(1): 43-49.


Awaji, S M, V. Nagaveni, Hanjagi P S, Madhavi D N, Sashidhar V.R. and Sreevathsa R (2010).  Simple yet stringent screening methodologies for evaluation of putative transformants for abiotic stress tolerance: salt and cadmium stress as a paradigm. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. 16 (2): 115-121.