Shohana Huq

PhD Candidate (Biological Sciences)

 

Title: A study on the Epigenetic Mechanism for the Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Panicum halli var halli.

 

Project Summary:

The goal of my present investigation is to study the epigenetic mechanism in Panicum hallii during drought stress treatment because this plant is now to be considered one of the most prominent bioenergy crop. The ongoing analysis will be able to identify the regions of the genome where the specific epigenetic modifications have been occurred by ChIP sequencing. Mapping of the sequence to the genome and the identification of the mechanisms responsible for the transcriptional regulation of gene expression will be carried out. The ultimate goal for this experiment is to develop the complete epigenetic functional model for Panicum hallii. As this grass has excellent potential as a bioenergy feedstock for cellulosic ethanol production, the current study will surely make significant contribution to sustainable agricultural development and food security of the country.

 

Abstracts:

  1. : A study on the Epigenetic Mechanism for the Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Panicum halli var halli. Source: 38th Annual University- Wide Research Symposium, 2016, at Tennessee State University; April 4, 2016- April 8, 2016.
  2. Identification of histone acetylation or methylation enzymes in Panicum hallii responsible for drought stress tolerance epigenetic mechanism. Source: Plant Biology Conference 2016; Texas, Austin; July 9-13, Abstract ID: 188609, Poster Number: 300-042-Z.

 

Conferences:

  1. 38th Annual University-Wide Research Symposium, 2016, at Tennessee State University; April 4, 2016- April 8, 2016.
  2. Plant Biology Conference 2016; Texas, Austin; July 9-13.

 

Publications:

“Comparative Karyotype Analysis of Typhonium trilobatum L. and its two Morphological Forms.” -   Cytologia 72 (2) : 233 – 238, 2007 JAPAN