DEPARTMENT OF
Bio Technology

faculty

Dr.Reshma John

Assistant Professor

reshmajohn28@gmail.com
Full Name:
Reshma John
Designation:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Bio Technology
Educational Qualifications:
MSc. Ph.D.
Awards and Achievements:
  • First rank in M.Phil. in Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  • UGC Research fellowship in Science for meritorious students from April 2010- March 2015.
  • Best paper award (Oral presentation- First prize): National Seminar on Recent Trends in Applied Life Sciences on March 15-16th 2017.
  • Best paper award (Oral presentation- First prize): National seminar on Plant Science Technology for Sustainable World on February 25th-26th, 2016
Papers Presented:
  1. Reshma John and Linu Mathew. Mosquito larvicidal activity of phytoecdysteroid (20- hydroxyecdysone) against Aedes albopictus larvae. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Applied Life Sciences March 15 to 16, 2017. School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  2. Reshma John, Anu G Krishnan, Anu C. Estimation of Genetic Diversity in (Nutmeg) Myristica fragrans using RAPD markers. National seminar on biodiversity conservation and farming systems for wetland ecology on February 22th -23th 2017. Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala.
  3. Reshma John, Shajitha P.P, Aneesha Devassy, Linu Mathew. Callus Induction and Multiple shoot regeneration from nodal explants of Achyranthes aspera Linn. National seminar on Plant Science Technology for Sustainable World on February 25th -26th 2016, NIPST, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  4. Reshma John, Linu Mathew. Genetic Diversity of endophytic Colletotrichum spp. in Achyranthes aspera Linn. 23rd Swadeshi Science Congress, 6-8 November 2013, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  5. Reshma John, Rashmi PA, Linu Mathew. Callus induction and in vitro propagation of Achyranthes aspera Linn. International conference on plant biosystematics, 22-24 January 2013, S.B.College, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala.
  6. Reshma John, Siji Raju, Jyothis Mathew, Linu Mathew. Endophytic fungal diversity and colonization in Achyranthes aspera Linn., 24th Kerala Science Congress, Rubber Research Institute of India, 29-31 January 2012, Kottayam, Kerala.
  7. Reshma John, Rashmi P.A, Linu Mathew. Evaluation of endophytic fungal diversity in Achyranthes aspera based on rDNA ITS analysis. National Biodiversity Congress- India, 27-30 December 2012, Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.
  8. Reshma John, Siji Raju, Jyothis Mathew, Linu Mathew. Studies on endophytic associations in Achyranthes aspera. International congress and symposium on advances in herbal science and technology, 25-27 November 2011, MACFAST, Thiruvalla, Kerala
Papers Published:
  1. Reshma John, Shajitha P.P, Aneesha Devassy, Linu Mathew (2018) Effect of elicitation and precursor feeding on accumulation of 20-hydroxyecdysone in Achyranthes aspera Linn. cell suspension cultures. Physiol Mol Biol Plants. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298- 018-0506-7
  2. Reshma John, Shajitha P.P, Aneesha Devassy, Linu Mathew (2017) Hairy-root cultures of Achyranthes aspera Linn. as a novel route for the production of 20-hydroxyecdysone. Acta Physiol Plant, 39:255 DOI 10.1007/s11738-017-2555-x
  3. Reshma John, Linu Mathew (2017) Endophytic fungal assemblage in Achyranthes aspera Linn. revealed by internal transcribed spacer region of nuclear ribosomal RNA genes. 3 Biotech 7:109
  4. Anu G. Krishnan, Reshma John, Sible George Varghese (2019) Marker based assessment of genetic diversity in Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) using ISSR primers. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences 7(2) 108 – 116 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18006/2019.7(2).108.116
  5. Anu G. Krishnan, Reshma John, Anu Cyriac and G.V. Sible (2017) Estimation of genetic diversity in nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) selections using RAPD markers. International Journal Of Plant Sciences Volume 12, Issue 2 , July, 2017 ,102-107,DOI: 10.15740/ HAS/ IJPS/12.2/102-107
  6. Rashmi PA, Reshma John, Linu Mathew (2012) Isolation and characterisation of vasicine from in vitro cultures of Justicia Adhatoda L. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 3(3): B58-64.
  7. Aneesha Devassy, Raj Kumar, Shajitha P.P, Reshma John, Padmakumar K. G., Basheer V. S, Gopalakrishnan A. and Linu Mathew (2015) Genetic identification and phylogenetic relationships of Indian clariids based on mitochondrial COI sequences. Mitochondrial DNA, 1-4.
  8. Shajitha P.P, Dhanesh NR, Ebin PJ, Laly Joseph, Aneesha Devassy, Reshma John, Jomy Augustine, Linu Mathew (2016) Molecular Phylogeny of Balsams (Genus Impatiens) Based on ITS Regions of Nuclear Ribosomal DNA Implies Two Colonization Events in South India. Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology Vol. 4 (06), pp. 001-009.5
  9. Shajitha P.P, Dhanesh NR, Ebin PJ, Laly Joseph, Aneesha Devassy, Reshma John, Jomy Augustine, Linu Mathew (2016) A combined chloroplast atpB–rbcL and trnL-F phylogeny unveils the ancestry of balsams (Impatiens spp.) in the Western Ghats of India. 3 Biotech 6 :258
Book/ Book Chapters Published:
  1. Reshma John, Vinaya C., Linu M. (2019) Agricultural Applications of Endophytic Microflora. In: Verma S., White, Jr J. (eds) Seed Endophytes. Springer, Cham pp 385-403, ISBN 978-3-030-10503-7, ISBN 978-3-030-10504-4 (eBook)
  2. Reshma John, Rashmi PA, Linu Mathew (2014) Biological effects of ecdysteroids and their non-steroidal agonist bisacylhydrazines - A Review. Biotechnology Volume 7 Drug Discovery (Ed. Bhutani KK, Govil JN) Studium Press, USA pp 389-409.
  3. Reshma John, Shajitha P.P, Aneesha Devassy, Linu Mathew (2017) Multiple Shoot induction and Production of insect moulting hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone from the callus cultures of medicinal plant Achyranthes aspera L. Plant science technology for sustainable development (Ed. Jisha MS, Maghesh Rajan M, Aju K Ashok) SKJ Publishers, Jaipur pp 85-99.
  4.  Shajitha P.P, Dhanesh NR, Ebin PJ, Laly Joseph, Aneesha Devassy, Reshma John, Jomy Augustine, Linu Mathew (2017) Molecular Phylogeny of Balsams (Genus Impatiens) Based on chloroplast atpB–rbcL Spacer region. Plant science technology for sustainable development (Ed. Jisha MS, Maghesh Rajan M, Aju K Ashok) SKJ Publishers, Jaipur pp 100-113. 4