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Radhika Venkatesan

Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: rv [at]

All Publications:

  1. Kabir, Shakilur; Venkatesan, Radhika and Thaker, Maria. 2020."Multiple sensory modalities in diurnal geckos is associated with the signalling environment and evolutionary constraints." Integrative Organismal Biology, 2, obaa027
  2. Kalmankar, Neha; Balaram, Padmanabhan; Venkatesan, Radhika and Sowdhamini, Ramanathan. 2020."Transcriptomic Profiling of the Medicinal Plant, Clitoria ternatea: Identification of Potential Genes in Cyclotide Biosynthesis." Scientific Reports, 10, 12658
  3. Sanjenbam, P; Buddidathi, R; Shivaprasad, PV; Venkatesan, Radhika and Agashe, D. 2020."Phenotypic diversity of Methylobacterium associated with rice landraces in North-East India.." PlosOne, 15, e0228550
  4. Ghosh, Enakshi and Venkatesan, Radhika. 2019."Plant volatiles regulate immune responses in Spodoptera litura.." Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45, 715-724
  5. Sasidharan, Rohit and Venkatesan, Radhika. 2019."Seed elaiosome mediates dispersal by ants and impacts germination in Ricinus communis." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution , 7, 246
  6. Kabir, Md. Shakilur; Venkatesan, Radhika and Thaker, Maria. 2019."Mismatch in receiver responses to multimodal signals in the diurnal gecko, Cnemaspis mysoriensis." Animal Behavior, 147, 115-123
  7. Khan, I; Prakash, A; Issar, S; Umarani, M; Sasidharan, R; Masagalli, JN; Lama, P; Venkatesan, Radhika and Agashe, D. 2018."Female density dependent chemical warfare underlies fitness effects of group sex ratio in flour beetles." The American Naturalist, 191, 306-317
  8. Venkatesan, Radhika; Ueda, N; Tsuboi, Y; Kojima, M; Kikuchi, J; Kudo, T and Sakakibara, H. 2015."Methylated cytokinins from the phytopathogen Rhodococcus fascians mimic plant hormone activity ." Plant Physiology, 169, 1118-1126
  9. Venkatesan, Radhika. 2015."Biosynthesis and regulation of plant volatile emission." Journal of Indian Institute of Science, 95, 25
  10. Venkatesan, Radhika; Kost, Christian; Bonaventure, Gustavo and Boland, Wilhelm. 2012."Volatile emission in bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) is induced by jasmonates but not by herbivory." PloSOne, 7, e48050
  11. Shenoy, Megha; Venkatesan, Radhika; Satish, S and Borges, Renee M. 2012."Composition of extrafloral nectar influences interactions between the ant-plant Humbolita brunonis and its ant associates: implications for the evolution of myrmecophytism. ." Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, 88
  12. Venkatesan, Radhika; Kost, Christian; Mithoefer, Axel and Boland, Wilhelm. 2010."Regulation of extrafloral nectar secretion by jasmonates is light dependent." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, (PNAS), 107, 17228
  13. Venkatesan, Radhika; Kost, C; Boland, W and Heil, M. 2010."The role of jasmonate signaling in floral nectar secretion." PlosOne, 5, e9265
  14. Venkatesan, Radhika; Kost, C; Boland, W and Heil, M. 2010."Towards elucidating the differential regulation of floral and extrafloral nectar secretion. ." Plant signalling and Behavior, 7, 924
  15. Venkatesan, Radhika; Kost, C; Heil, M and Boland, W. 2008."Testing the optimal defence hypothesis for two indirect defences: extrafloral nectar secretion and volatile organic compounds." Planta, 228, 449
  16. Venkatesan, Radhika; Subramanian, S and Natarajan, KA. 2006."Bioremediation of Zinc using Desulfotomaculum nigrificans: Bioprecipitation and Characterization Studies." Water Research , 40, 3628

  1. Sasidharan, A and Venkatesan, Radhika. 2020." Olfactory cues as functional traits in plant reproduction", "Reproductive ecology of flowering plants: patterns and processes". Springer Nature, ISBN: 9789811542107
  2. Agarwal, Kavya; Haldar, Saikat; Boland, Wilhelm and Venkatesan, Radhika. 2018." Chemical Ecology of Bracken Ferns", "Ferns: Ecology and ". Nova Science Publishers, ISBN: 9781536130188