Maitrayee Dasgupta was a researcher at Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Department, Barkatullah University, India. She is currently working as Professor at Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India. She graduated in B.Sc. (Chemistry Hons.) Physics & Maths from Bethune College, University of Calcutta and his post-graduated in M.Sc. (Biochemistry) (Gold medalist) from University of Calcutta. His doctoral degree PhD in Biochemistry from Bose Institute, Kolkata, India. His research areas in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Molecular biology, Rhizobia-legume symbiosis, Plant receptor like kinases. Aeschynomene / dalbergeae legumes account for 25% of the legume genera where rhizobia invasion bypass the epidermal infection threads and instead are directly endocytosed by a cortical cell. Since these legumes do away with the complex epidermal events they are believed to be adapted to minimal symbiotic processes. The objective of our lab is to investigate the root nodule symbiosis in a crack entry supported allergoid legume Arachis hypogeae to decipher the minimal form of symbiosis response pathway. We focus on understanding the phosphorylation cascade that originates from the Receptor Kinases like NFR1-NFR5, SymRK and LHKs. This work is supported by the Centre of Excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, India.
The Natural Antisense Transcript DONE40 Derived from the lncRNA ENOD40 Locus Interacts with SET Domain Protein ASHR3 During Inception of Symbiosis in Arachis hypogaea