- Professor of Plant Biology and Genetics
- Director of Biology Program
- Director of Project Smart
Ph.D. University of Washington, 1974
Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Regulation of cell division and morphogenesis
My areas of research are: genetic manipulation of plant metabolism and stress response in plants; cloning and characterization of genes involved in polyamine biosynthesis; and cloning and characterization of genes in marine algae for genetic manipulation.
Minocha, R. and S.C. Minocha. 2005. Effects of soil pH and aluminum on plant respiration. In: Plant Respiration; C. Ribas and H. Lambers, eds. Book Chapter
Minocha, R., J.S. Lee, S. Long, P. Bhatnagar, S.C. Minocha. 2004. Physiological responses of wild type and putrescine-overproducing transgenic cells of poplar to variations in the form and concentration of nitrogen in the medium. Tree Physiol. 24: 551-560.
Page, A.F., Minocha, S.C. 2004. Analysis of gene expression in transgenic plants. In. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 286: Transgenic Plants. L. Pěna (ed.), Humana Press. pp. 291-311.
Minocha, S.C. 2003. Genetic engineering of seaweeds: current status and perspectives. In: Chapman, A.R.O., R.J. Anderson, V. Vreeland, I.R. Davison. eds. Proc. Seventeenth International Seaweed Symposium, Cape Town, S. Africa, Jan. 28 - Feb. 2, 2001. Oxford Univ. Press. 19-26.
Minocha, R., S. Minocha, and S. Long. 2003. Monitoring environmental stress in forest trees using biochemical and physiological markers. In : Espinel S, Barredo Y, Ritter, E (Eds). Sustainable Forestry, Wood Products, and Biotechnology. DFA-AFA Press, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain, pp 109-116.
Minocha, S., P. Bhatnagar, R. Minocha, and S. Long. 2003. Genetic manipulation of polyamine metabolism in poplar. In : Espinel S, Barredo Y, Ritter, E (Eds). Sustainable Forestry, Wood Products, and Biotechnology. DFA-AFA Press, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain, pp 179-194.
Bezold, T.N., J.B. Loy and S.C. Minocha 2003. Changes in the cellular content of polyamines in different tissues of seed and fruit of a normal and a hull-less seed variety of pumpkin during development. Plant Sci. 164: 743-752.
Quan, Yi, R. Minocha and S.C. Minocha. 2002. Genetic manipulation of polyamine metabolism in poplar III: Effects on ethylene biosynthesis. Plant Physiol. Bioch. 40:929-937.
Bhatnagar, P., R. Minocha, and S.C. Minocha. 2002. Genetic manipulation of the metabolism of polyamines in poplar II: The catabolism of putrescine. Plant Physiol. 128: 1455-1469.
University of New Hampshire
Department of Biological Sciences
105 Rudman Hall
46 College Road
Durham, NH 03824