About the Authors

Manash Chandra Majhi

Affiliations Environmental Biotechnology Division, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (IGIB – CSIR), Delhi, India, Department of Botany, Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi, India

Abhisek Kumar Behera

Affiliation Environmental Biotechnology Division, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (IGIB – CSIR), Delhi, India

Niha Mohan Kulshreshtha

Affiliations Environmental Biotechnology Division, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (IGIB – CSIR), Delhi, India, Department of Biotechnology, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune, India

Dr. Mahmooduzafar

Affiliation Department of Botany, Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi, India

Rita Kumar

rita@igib.res.in (RK); anilk@nii.ac.in (AK)

Affiliation Environmental Biotechnology Division, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (IGIB – CSIR), Delhi, India

Anil Kumar

rita@igib.res.in (RK); anilk@nii.ac.in (AK)

Affiliation Patent Division, National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AK MCM. Performed the experiments: MCM AKB. Analyzed the data: MCM AKB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MCM AKB NMK DM. Wrote the paper: MCM AKB NMK AK RK.