(underlined names represent undergraduate students)

Sandhu D, Atkinson T, Noll A, Johnson C, Espinosa K, Boelter J, Abel S, Dhatt BK, Barta T, Singsaas E, Sepsenwol S, Goggi AS, Palmer RG, 2016. Soybean proteins GmTic110 and GmPsbP are crucial for chloroplast development and function. Plant Sci. 252:76-87  

Baumbach J, Pudake RN, Johnson CJ, Ollhoff A, Kleinhans K, Ollhoff, A, Palmer RG, Bhattacharyya MK and Sandhu D. 2016. Transposon tagging of a male-sterility, female-sterility gene, St8, revealed that the meiotic MER3 DNA helicase activity is essential for fertility in soybean. PLOS ONE 11 (3): e0150482.  

Speth B, Rogers JP, Boonyoo N, VanMeter AJ, Baumbach J, Ott A, Moore J, Cina T, Palmer R and Sandhu D. 2015. Molecular mapping of five soybean genes involved in male-sterility, female-sterility. Genome 58:143-149.  

Navarro C, Moore J, Ott A, Baumert E, Mohan A, Gill KS and Sandhu D.  2015. Evolutionary, comparative and functional analyses of the Brassinosteroid Receptor gene, Bri1, in wheat and its relation to other plant genomes. PLoS ONE 10 (5): e0127544.  

Espinosa K, Boelter J, Lolle S, Hopkins M, Goggi S, Palmer RG and Sandhu D. 2015. Evaluation of spontaneous generation of allelic variation in response to sexual hybridization and stress. Can. J. Plant Sci. 95: 405-415

Reed S, Atkinson T, Gorecki C, Espinosa K, Przybylski S, Goggi S, Palmer RG and Sandhu D 2014. Candidate gene identification for a lethal yellow mutant in soybean. Agronomy 4 (4): 462-469.

Navarro C, Yang Y, Mohan A, Grant N, Gill KS and Sandhu D. 2014. Microsatellites based genetic linkage map of the Rht3 locus in bread wheat. Molecular Plant Breeding 5: 43-46.

Yang Y, Speth BD, Boonyoo N, Baumert E, Atkinson TR, Palmer RG and Sandhu D. 2014. Molecular mapping of three male-sterile, female-fertile mutants and generation of a comprehensive map of all known male sterility genes in soybean. Genome 57: 155-160.

Speth B, Roger JP, Boonyoo N, Palmer RG and Sandhu D. 2014. Candidate gene identification for a fertility locus in soybean. Journal of Research 51 (1): 8-13.


Ott A, Yang Y, Bhattacharyya MK, Horner, HT, Palmer RG, and Sandhu D. 2013. Molecular mapping of D1, D2 and ms5 revealed  linkage between the cotyledon color locus D2 and the male-sterility locus ms5 in soybean. Plants 2: 441-454.


Raval J, Baumbach J, Ollhoff A, Pudake RN, Palmer RG, Bhattacharyya MK, and Sandhu D. 2013. A candidate male-sterile, female-sterile gene tagged by the soybean endogenous transposon, Tgm9. Functional & Integrative Genomics 13: 67-73.


Baumbach J, Rogers JP, Slattery RA, Narayanan NN, Xu M, Palmer RG, Bhattacharyya MK, and Sandhu D. 2012. Segregation distortion in a region containing a male-sterility, female-sterility locus in soybean. Plant Science 195:151-156.


Sumit, R., Sahu, B.B., Xu, M., Sandhu, D. and Bhattacharyya, M.K. 2012. Arabidopsis nonhost resistance gene Pss1 cofers immunity against an oomycete and a fungal pathogen but not a bacterial pathogen that cause diseases in soybean. BMC Plant Biology 12: 87

Ott, A., Trautschold, B., and Sandhu, D. 2011. Using microsatellites to understand the physical distribution of recombination on soybean chromosomes. PLoS One 6 (7): e22306.

Frasch R, Weigand, C., Perez, P.T., Cianzio, S., Palmer, R., and Sandhu, D. 2011. Genetic analysis of 2 environmentally sensitive male-sterile mutants in soybean. Journal of Heredity 102: 11-16

Slattery R, Pritzl S, Reinwand K, Trautschold B, Palmer, R., and Sandhu, D. 2011. Identification and mapping of eight male-sterile female sterile mutants in soybean. Crop Science 51: 231-236.

Schmutz J, Cannon SB, Schlueter J, Ma J, Mitros T, Nelson W, Hyten DL, Song Q, Thelen JJ, Cheng J, Xu D, Hellsten U, May GD, Yu Y, Sakurai T, Umezawa T, Bhattacharyya MK, Sandhu D, Valliyodan B, Lindquist E, Peto M, Grant D, Shu S, Goodstein D, Barry K, Futrell-Griggs M, Abernathy B, Du J, Tian Z, Zhu L, Gill N, Joshi T, Libault M, Sethuraman A, Zhang XC, Shinozaki K, Nguyen HT, Wing RA, Cregan P, Specht J, Grimwood J, Rokhsar D, Stacey G, Shoemaker RC, Jackson SA. 2010. Genome sequence of the palaeopolyploid soybean, Nature, 463:178-183.

Mutti, J.S., Sandhu, D., Sidhu, D. and Gill, K.S. 2010. Dynamic nature of a wheat centromere with a functional gene. Mol. Breeding 26: 177-187.

Sandhu, D., Tasma, I.M., Frasch, R., and Bhattacharyya, M.K. 2009. Systemic acquired resistance in soybean is regulated by two proteins, orthologous to Arabidopsis NPR1. BMC Plant Biol. 9: 105.


Cervantes-Martinez, I., Sandhu, D., Xu, M., Ortiz-Perez, E., Kato, K.K., Horner, H.T., and Palmer, R.G. 2009. The male sterility locus ms3 is present in a fertility controlling gene cluster in soybean. J. Hered. 100: 565-570.

Palmer, R., Sandhu, D., Curran, K., Bhattacharyya, M.K. (2008). Molecular mapping of 36 soybean male-sterile, female-sterile mutants. Theor. Appl. Genet. 117: 711-719.

Sandhu, D., Alt, J.L., Scherder, C.W., Fehr, W.R., and Bhattacharyya, M.K. (2007). Enhanced oleic acid content in the soybean mutant M23 is associated with the deletion in the Fad2-1a gene encoding a fatty acid desaturase. J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc. 84: 229-235.

Sandhu D, Schallock KG, Rivera-Velez N, Lundeen P, Cianzio S, Bhattacharyya MK. 2005 Soybean Phytophthora resistance gene Rps8 maps closely to the Rps3 region. J. Hered. 96: 536-541.

Alt, J.L., Fehr, W.R., Welke, G.A., and
Sandhu, D. 2005. Phenotypic and molecular analysis of oleate content in the mutant soybean line M23. Crop Sci. 45: 1978-1982.

Sandhu, D
., Gao, H., Cianzio, S., and Bhattacharyya, M.K. 2004. Deletion of a disease resistance NBS-LRR-like sequence is associated with the loss of the Phytophthora resistance gene Rps4 in soybean. Genetics 168: 2157-2167.

Erayman*, M.,
Sandhu*, D., Sidhu*, D., Dilbirligi*, M., Baenziger, P.S., and Gill, K.S. 2004. Demarcating the gene-rich regions of the wheat genome. Nucleic Acids Res. 32: 3546-3565. *Authors with equal contribution

Randhawa, H.S., Dilbirligi, M., Sidhu, D., Erayman, M., Sandhu, D., et al. 2004. Deletion mapping of homoeologous group 6-specific wheat expressed sequence tags. Genetics 168: 677-686.

Qi, L. L., B. Echalier, S. Chao, G. R. Lazo, G. E. Butler, O. D. Anderson, E. D. Akhunov, J. Dvorak, A. M. Linkiewicz, A. Ratnasiri, J. Dubcovsky, C. E. Bermudez-Kandianis, R. A. Greene, R. Kantety, C. M. La Rota, J. D. Munkvold, S. F. Sorrells, M. E. Sorrells, M. Dilbirligi, D. Sidhu, M. Erayman, H. S. Randhawa,
D. Sandhu, et al. 2004. A chromosome bin map of 16,000 expressed sequence tag loci and distribution of genes among the three genomes of polyploid wheat. Genetics 168: 701-712.

Peng, J. H., H. Zadeh, G. R. Lazo, J. P. Gustafson, S. Chao, O. D. Anderson, L. L. Qi, B. Echalier, B. S. Gill, M. Dilbirligi, D. Sandhu et al. 2004. Chromosome bin map of expressed sequence tags in homoeologous group 1 of hexaploid wheat and homoeology with rice and Arabidopsis. Genetics 168: 609-623.

Munkvold, J. D., R. A. Greene, C. E. Bermudez-Kandianis, C. M. La Rota, H. Edwards, S. F. Sorrells,T. Dake, D. Benscher, R. Kantety, A. M. Linkiewicz, J. Dubcovsky, E. D. Akhunov, J. Dvorak, Miftahudin, J. P. Gustafson, M. S. Pathan, H. T. Nguyen, D. E. Matthews, S. Chao, G. R. Lazo, D. D. Hummel, O. D. Anderson, J. A. Anderson, J. L. Gonzalez-Hernandez, J. H. Peng, N. Lapitan, L. L. Qi, B. Echalier, B. S. Gill, K. G. Hossain, V. Kalavacharla, S. F. Kianian,
D. Sandhu,. et al. 2004. Group 3 chromosome bin maps of wheat and their relationship to rice chromosome 1. Genetics 168: 639-650.

Linkiewicz A. M., L. L. Qi, B. S. Gill, A. Ratnasiri, B. Echalier, S. Chao, G. R. Lazo, D. D. Hummel, O. D. Anderson, E. D. Akhunov, J. Dvorak, M. S. Pathan, H. T. Nguyen, J. H. Peng, N. L. V. Lapitan, Miftahudin, J. P. Gustafson, C. M. La Rota, M. E. Sorrells, K. G. Hossain, V. Kalavacharla, S. F. Kianian,
D. Sandhu, et al.,. 2004. A 2500-locus bin map of wheat homoeologous group 5 provides new insights on gene distribution and colinearity with rice. Genetics 168: 665-676.

Dilbirligi, M., Erayman., M., Sandhu, D., Sidhu, D., and Gill, K.S. 2004. Identification of wheat chromosomal regions containing expressed resistance genes. Genetics 166 (1): 461-481.

Santra, D., Sandhu, D., Tai, T., and Bhattacharyya, M.K. 2003. Construction and characterization of a soybean yeast artificial chromosome library and identification of clones for the Rps6 region. Funct. Integr. Genomics, 3 (4): 153-159.

Sandhu, D.,
Gill, K. S. 2002. Gene-containing regions of wheat and the other grass genomes. Plant Physiology 128 (3): 803-811.

Sandhu, D. and Gill, K.S. 2002. Structural and functional organization of ‘1S0.8 gene-rich region’ in Triticeae. Plant Molecular Biology 48 (5-6): 791-804.

Sandhu, D.
, Sidhu, D., and Gill, K.S. 2002. Identification of expressed sequence markers for a major gene-rich region of wheat chromosome group 1 using RNA fingerprinting/ differential display. Crop Sci. 42 (4): 1285-1290.

Rostoks, N., Park, Y.J., Ramakrishna, W., Ma, J., Druka, A., Shiloff, B.A., SanMiguel, P.J., Jiang, Z., Brueggeman, R., Sandhu, D., Gill, K.S., Bennetzen, J.L. and Kleinhofs, A. 2002. Genomic sequencing reveals gene content, genomic organization, and recombination relationships in barley. Funct Integr Genomics, 2 (1-2): 51-59

Sandhu, D., Champoux, J. A., Bondareva, S. N., and Gill, K. S. 2001. Identification and physical localization of useful genes and markers to a major gene-rich region on wheat group 1S chromosomes. Genetics 157: 1735-1747.

Gill, K.S. and
Sandhu, D. 2001. Gene cloning and targeted probe enrichment of wheat chromosomal regions using RNA fingerprinting/ differential display. Genome 44: 633-639.

Li, L. J., Arumuganathan, K., Rines, H.W., Phillips, R..L., Riera-Lizarazu, O.,
Sandhu, D., Zhou, Y. and Gill, K.S. 2001. Isolating maize chromosome 9 from oat-maize chromosome addition lines by flow cytometeric sorting. Theor. Appl. Genet. 102: 658-663.

Sandhu, D., Bondareva, S. N., Champoux, J. A., and Gill, K. S. 2001. Molecular characterization of a major gene-rich region present on the short arm of wheat group-1 chromosomes. Annual Wheat Newsletter 47: 287-288.

Sidhu, P.S.,
Sandhu, D., Sekhon, R.S. and Sarlach, R.S. 2000. Combining ability studies involving male sterile lines in pigeonpea. Journal of Research 37: 1-8.

Sandhu, D.
2000. Molecular Characterization of a major gene-rich region in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Ph.D. Dissertation (Issue 62-09, publ. 3027467), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln.

Sandhu, D. and Saini, G.S. 1997. Inter-relationships among cane yield and commercial cane sugar and their component traits in autumn plant crop of sugarcane. Euphytica 95 : 109-114.

Sidhu, P.S., Verma, M.M., Sarlach, R.S., Sekhon, R.S. and Sandhu, D. 1996. Identification of superior parents and hybrids for improving pigeonpea. Crop Improv. 23: 66-70.

Sandhu, D. 1995. Studies on the association of heterosis and combining ability with characters of parents in upland cotton (G. hirsutum L.) M.S. Thesis. Plant Breeding. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

Sandhu, D. and Chahal, G.S. 1995. Prediction of F1 yield from parental performance in Upland cotton. Crop Improv. 22: 55-60.


Book Chapters and Proceedings:
Palmer RG, and Sandhu D. 2012. Sterility mutations in soybean. Proceeding of the forth joint UNS – PSU international conference on BioScience: Biotechnology and Biodiversity, Novi Sad, Serbia, Jun 18-20, 2012

Sandhu D., Erayman, M., Dilbirligi, M., Sidhu, D., and Gill, K.S. 2003. The gene-rich regions of the wheat genome. Proceedings of 10th international wheat genetics symposium, Vol-1, 1-6 September, Paestum, Italy. pp. 308-312.

Peng, J.H., Zadeh, H., Lazo, G., Qi, L., Echalier, B., Chao, S., Anderson, O.,
Sandhu, D., et al. V. 2003. A physical map of expressed sequence tags and functional genomics in the group 1 chromosomes of wheat Triticum aestivum. Proceedings of 10th international wheat genetics symposium, Vol-3, 1-6 September, Paestum, Italy. pp. 1035-1037.

Sidhu, D.,
Sandhu, D., and Gill, K.S. 2003. Genes mapping in the functional centromere of the wheat chromosomes. Proceedings of 10th international wheat genetics symposium, Vol-3, 1-6 September, Paestum, Italy. pp. 1056-1058.

Bhattacharyya, M.K.,
Sandhu, D., Gao, H., Narayanan N.N., Ji, J., and Tasma, M. 2003. Recognition and signal transduction in disease resistance: mechanisms and application. Proceedings of UMS Biotechnology symposium II, 3-5 December 2003, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia