Senthil Subramanian

Senthil (Sen) Subramanian, PhD

Associate Professor
South Dakota State University
Plant Science
(605) 688-5623

Dr. Subramanian obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Master’s in Biotechnology in India. He obtained a PhD in Biology from the Hong University of Science and Technology studying ABA biosynthesis and signaling in Arabidopsis advised by Dr. Chris Rock (currently at Texas Tech). He had hispost-doctoral training studying the roles of plant flavonoids in soybean-microbe interactions at the Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis (Oliver Yu’s lab), and is currently an Associate professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science, with a joint appointment in Biology & Microbiology at South Dakota State University.

Areas of expertise:
Soybean development, plant physiology

Selected publications:
White LJ, Ge X, Brözel VS, Subramanian S. (2017) Root isoflavonoids and hairy root transformation influence key bacterial taxa in the soybean rhizosphere. Environ Microbiol. 19(4):1391-1406. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13602. PMID: 27871141.

Nizampatnam NR, Schreier SJ, Damodaran S, Adhikari S, Subramanian S. (2015) microRNA160 dictates stage-specific auxin and cytokinin sensitivities and directs soybean nodule development. Plant J. 84(1):140-53. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12965. PMID: 26287653.

Turner M, Nizampatnam NR, Baron M, Coppin S, Damodaran S, Adhikari S, Arunachalam SP, Yu O, Subramanian S. (2013) Ectopic expression of miR160 results in auxin hypersensitivity, cytokinin hyposensitivity, and inhibition of symbiotic nodule development in soybean. Plant Physiol. 162(4):2042-55. doi: 10.1104/pp.113.220699. PMID: 23796794.

Turner M, Yu O, Subramanian S. (2012) Genome organization and characteristics of soybean microRNAs. BMC Genomics. 13:169. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-169. PMID: 22559273.

Li H, Deng Y, Wu T, Subramanian S, Yu O. (2010) Misexpression of miR482, miR1512, and miR1515 increases soybean nodulation. Plant Physiol. 153(4):1759-70. doi: 10.1104/pp.110.156950. PMID: 20508137.

Zhang J, Subramanian S, Stacey G, Yu O. (2009) Flavones and flavonols play distinct critical roles during nodulation of Medicago truncatula by Sinorhizobium meliloti. Plant J. 57(1):171-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03676.x. PMID: 18786000.

Subramanian S, Fu Y, Sunkar R, Barbazuk WB, Zhu JK, Yu O. (2008) Novel and nodulation-regulated microRNAs in soybean roots. BMC Genomics. 9:160. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-160. PMID: 18402695.

Subramanian S, Stacey G, Yu O. (2007) Distinct, crucial roles of flavonoids during legume nodulation. Trends Plant Sci. 12(7):282-5. PMID: 17591456.

Subramanian S, Stacey G, Yu O. (2006) Endogenous isoflavones are essential for the establishment of symbiosis between soybean and Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Plant J. 48(2):261-73. PMID: 17018035.

Subramanian S, Graham MY, Yu O, Graham TL. (2005) RNA interference of soybean isoflavone synthase genes leads to silencing in tissues distal to the transformation site and to enhanced susceptibility to Phytophthora sojae. Plant Physiol. 137(4):1345-53. PMID: 15778457.


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