Surinder Chopra

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Plant Science

Research Summary

Metabolic coordination and role of secondary metabolites in plant developmental process as well as plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Uses flavonoid biosynthetic pathway in maize and sorghum as model system.

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Recent Publications

Inclusion of high-flavonoid corn in the diet of broiler chickens as a potential approach for the control of necrotic enteritis

Buiatte, V., Dominguez, D., Lesko, T., Jenkins, M., Chopra, S. & Lorenzoni, A. G., May 2022, In: Poultry science. 101, 5, 101796.

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Sorghum and maize flavonoids are detrimental to growth and survival of fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda

Chatterjee, D., Lesko, T., Peiffer, M., Elango, D., Beuzelin, J., Felton, G. W. & Chopra, S., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Pest Science.

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Association genetics of early season cold and late season frost tolerance in Sorghum bicolor

Elango, D., Wang, X., Bhatnagar, R. S., Tan, Q., Gaffoor, I., Hu, Z., Xue, W., Roth, G. W., Morris, G. P., Reddivari, L. & Chopra, S., Sep 1 2022, In: Crop Science. 62, 5, p. 1844-1865 22 p.

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Raffinose Family Oligosaccharides: Friend or Foe for Human and Plant Health?

Elango, D., Rajendran, K., Van der Laan, L., Sebastiar, S., Raigne, J., Thaiparambil, N. A., El Haddad, N., Raja, B., Wang, W., Ferela, A., Chiteri, K. O., Thudi, M., Varshney, R. K., Chopra, S., Singh, A. & Singh, A. K., Feb 17 2022, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 13, 829118.

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Maize unstable factor for orange1 is essential for endosperm development and carbohydrate accumulation

Chatterjee, D., Wittmeyer, K., Lee, T. F., Cui, J., Yennawar, N. H., Yennawar, H. P., Meyers, B. C. & Chopra, S., Aug 2021, In: Plant physiology. 186, 4, p. 1932-1950 19 p.

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Sorghum root flavonoid chemistry, cultivar, and frost stress effects on rhizosphere bacteria and fungi

Cloutier, M., Chatterjee, D., Elango, D., Cui, J., Bruns, M. V. & Chopra, S., 2021, In: Phytobiomes Journal. 5, 1, p. 39-50 12 p.

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Performance of novel sorghum germplasm in Pennsylvania and their response to anthracnose

Gaffoor, I., Sandoya, G. V., Xavier, K. V., Nuckles, E. M., Pinnamaneni, S. R., Vaillancourt, L. J. & Chopra, S., Jul 1 2021, In: Crop Science. 61, 4, p. 2612-2627 16 p.

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Characterization of Maize Near-Isogenic Lines With Enhanced Flavonoid Expression to Be Used as Tools in Diet-Health Complexity

Wu, B., Chang, H., Marini, R., Chopra, S. & Reddivari, L., Jan 18 2021, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, 619598.

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Genome wide association mapping of epi-cuticular wax genes in Sorghum bicolor

Elango, D., Xue, W. & Chopra, S., Aug 1 2020, In: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. 26, 8, p. 1727-1737 11 p.

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Seeding and nitrogen fertilization effects on the yield and quality of brachytic dwarf brown midrib forage sorghum hybrids

Elango, D., Chopra, S. & Roth, G. W., 2020, In: Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management. 6, 1, e20067.

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Intestinal mucosal barrier function restoration in mice by maize diet containing enriched flavan-4-ols

Wu, B., Bhatnagar, R., V.indukuri, V., Chopra, S., March, K., Cordero, N., Chopra, S. & Reddivari, L., Apr 2020, In: Nutrients. 12, 4, 896.

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Sorghum 3-Deoxyanthocyanidin Flavonoids Confer Resistance against Corn Leaf Aphid

Kariyat, R. R., Gaffoor, I., Sattar, S., Dixon, C. W., Frock, N., Moen, J., De Moraes, C. M., Mescher, M. C., Thompson, G. A. & Chopra, S., Jan 1 2019, In: Journal of Chemical Ecology.

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The dominant and poorly penetrant phenotypes of maize Unstable factor for orange1 are caused by DNA methylation changes at a linked transposon

Wittmeyer, K., Cui, J., Chatterjee, D., Lee, T. F., Tan, Q., Xue, W., Jiao, Y., Wang, P. H., Gaffoor, I., Ware, D., Meyers, B. C. & Chopraa, S., Dec 2018, In: Plant Cell. 30, 12, p. 3006-3023 18 p.

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Genotypic and pathogenic diversity of Colletotrichum sublineola isolates from sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and Johnsongrass (S. halepense) in the southeastern United States

Xavier, K. V., Mizubuti, E. S. G., Queiroz, M. V., Chopra, S. & Vaillancourt, L., Nov 2018, In: Plant disease. 102, 11, p. 2341-2351 11 p.

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Overlapping RdDM and non-RdDM mechanisms work together to maintain somatic repression of a paramutagenic epiallele of maize pericarp color1

Wang, P. H., Wittmeyer, K. T., Lee, T. F., Meyers, B. C. & Chopra, S., Nov 2017, In: PloS one. 12, 11, e0187157.

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