Publications 

1 Singh VK, Khan AW, Saxena RK, Sinha P, Kale SM, Parupalli S, Kumar V, Chitikineni A, Suryanarayana V, Sameer Kumar CV, Sharma M, Anuradha G, Yamini KN, Muniswamy S, Varshney RK* (2017) Indel-seq: a fast forward genetics approach for identification of trait associated putative candidate genomic regions and its application in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). Plant Biotechnology Journal, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12685                                                                                       IF:6.090 pdf-2
2 Pandey MK, Khan AW, Singh VK, Vishwakarma MK, Shasidhar Y, Kumar V, Garg V, Bhat RS, Chitikneni A, Janila P, Guo B, Varshney RK* (2017) QTL-seq approach identified genomic regions and diagnostic markers for rust and late leaf spot resistance in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea). Plant Biotechnology Journal doi: 10.1111/pbi.12686              Times Cited: 2                                                IF:6.090 pdf-2
3 Pazhamala LT, Purohit S, Saxena RK, Garg V, Krishnamurthy L, Verdier J, Varshney RK* (2017) Gene expression atlas of pigeonpea and its application to gain insights into genes associated with pollen fertility implicated in seed formation. Journal of Experimental Botary doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx010                                 IF: 5.677 pdf-2
4 Tardieu F, Varshney RK, Tuberosa R (2017) Improving crop performance under drought – cross-fertilization of disciplines. Journal of Experimental Botary doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx042                                                      IF: 5.677 pdf-2
5 Pandey MK, Agarwal G, Kale SM, Clevenger J, Nayak SN, Sriswathi M, Chitikineni A, Chavarro C, Chen X, Upadhyaya HD, Vishwakarma MK, Leal-Bertioli S, Liang X, Bertioli DJ, Guo B, Jackson SA, Ozias-Akins P, Varshney RK* (2017) Development and evaluation of a high density genotyping ‘Axiom_Arachis’ array with 58K SNPs for accelerating genetics and breeding in groundnut. Scientific Reports 7:40577. doi: 10.1038/srep40577                                                                                         Times Cited: 3              IF: 5.228 pdf-2
6 Saxena RK, Singh VK, Kale SM, Tathineni R, Parupalli S, Kumar V, Garg V, Das RR, Sharma M, Yamini KN, Muniswamy S, Ghanta A, Rathore A, Sameer Kumar CV, Saxena KB, Kavi Kishore PB, Varshney RK* (2017) Construction of genotyping-by-sequencing based high-density genetic maps and QTL mapping for fusarium wilt resistance in pigeonpea. Scientific Reports (accepted) IF: 5.228      pdf-2
7 Saxena RK, Kale SM, Kumar V, Parupalli S, Joshi S, Singh VK, Garg V, Das RR, Sharma M, Yamini KN, Muniswamy S, Ghanta A, Sameer Kumar CV, Saxena KB, Varshney RK* (2017) Genotyping-by-sequencing of three mapping populations for identification of candidate genomic regions for resistance to sterility mosaic disease in pigeonpea. Scientific Reports (accepted) IF: 5.228 pdf-2
8 Clevenger J, Chu Y, Chavarro C, Agarwal G, Bertioli DJ, Leal-Bertioli S, Pandey MK, Vaughn J, Abernathy B, Barkley NA, Hovav R, Burow M, Nayak SN, Chitikineni A, Isleib TG, Holbrook CC, Jackson SA, Varshney RK, Ozias-Akins P (2017) Genome-wide SNP genotyping resolves signatures of selection and tetrasomic recombination in peanut. Molecular Plant 10: 309-322                                                                                                                                                               IF: 724      pdf-2
9 Pandey MK, Wang H, Khera P, Vishwakarma MK, Kale SM, Culbreath AK, Holbrook CC, Wang X, Varshney RK*, Guo B(2017) Genetic dissection of novel qtls for resistance to leaf spots and tomato spotted wilt virus in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 8:25. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00025                                                                     Times Cited: 7      IF: 4.495 pdf-2
10 Bohra A, Jha R, Pandey G, Patil PG, Saxena RK, Singh IP, Singh D, Mishra RK, Mishra A, Singh F, Varshney RK*, Singh NP (2017) New Hypervariable SSR Markers for Diversity Analysis, Hybrid Purity Testing and Trait Mapping in Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh]. Frontiers in Plant Science  doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00377                                                                IF: 4.495     pdf-2
11 Luo H, Ren X, Li Z, Xu Z, Li X, Huang L, Zhou X, Chen Y, Chen W, Lei Y, Liao B, Pandey MK, Varshney RK, Guo B, Jiang Z, Liu F, Jiang H (2017) Co-localization of major quantitative trait loci for pod size and weight to a 3.7 cM interval on chromosome A05 in cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) BMC Genomics 18:58                                                                                                     IF: 3.867 pdf-2
12 Purushothaman R, Krishnamurthy L, Upadhyaya H, Vadez V, Varshney RK (2017) Genotypic variation in soil water use and root distribution and their implications for drought tolerance in chickpea. Functional Plant Biology  44:235-252                                                                                                                                                                                           Times Cited:2                       IF: 2.491  pdf-2
13 Purushothaman R, Krishnamurthy L, Upadhyaya HD, Vadez V, Varshney RK (2017) Root traits confer grain yield advantages under terminal drought in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Field Crops Research 201:146–161           Times Cited: 1    IF: 2.927  pdf-2

14 Chen X, Li H, Pandey MK, Yang Q, Wang X, Garg V, Li H, Chi X, Doddamani D, Hong Y, Upadhyaya HD, Guo H, Khan AW, Zhu F, Zhang X, Pan L, Pierce GJ, Zhou G, Katta AVSK , Chen M, Zhong N, Agarwal A, Li S, Chitikineni A, Zhang G-Q, Sharma S, Chen N, Liu H, Janila P, Li S, Wang M, Wang T, Sun J, Li X, Li C, Wang M, Yu L, Wen S, Singh S, Yang Z, Zhao J, Zhang C, Yu Y, Bi J, Zhang X, Liu Z-J, Paterson AH, Wang S, Liang X, Varshney RK*, Yu S* (2016) Draft genome of the peanut A-genome progenitor (Arachis duranensis) provides insights into geocarpy, oil biosynthesis, and allergens. Proceedings of  National Academy of Sciences (USA) 113:6785-6790                                         Times Cited: 7          IF: 9.423  pdf-2
15 Bertioli DJ, Cannon SB, Froenicke l, Huang G, Farmer AD, Cannon EKS, Liu X , Gao D, Clevenger J, Dash S, Ren L, Moretzsohn MC, Shirasawa K, Huang W, Vidigal B, Abernathy B, Chu Y, Niederhuth CE, Umale P, Araujo ACG, Kozik A, Do Kim K, Burow MD, Varshney RK, Wang X, Zhang X, Barkley N, Guimaraes PM, Isobe S, Guo B, Liao B, Stalker TH, Schmitz RJ, , Scheffler BE, Leal-Bertioli SCM, Xu X, Jackson SA, Michelmore R, Ozias-Akins P (2016) The genome sequences of Arachis duranensis and Arachis ipaensis, the diploid ancestors of cultivated peanut. Nature Genetics 48: 438–446                                                                                                                                                                   Times Cited: 47        IF: 31.616  pdf-2
16 Foyer CH, Lam H-M, Nguyen HT, Siddique KHM, Varshney RK, Colmer TD, Cowling W, Bramley H, Mori AT, Hodgson JM, Cooper JW, Miller AJ, Kunert K, Vorster J, Cullis C, Ozga JA, Wahlqvist ML, Liang Y, Shou H, Shi K, Yu J, Fodor N, Kaiser BN, Wong F-L, Valliyodan B, Considine MJ (2016) Neglecting legumes has compromised human health and sustainable food production. Nature Plants 2: 16112 doi: 10.1038/NPLANTS.2016.112                                              Times Cited: 16  pdf-2
17 Varma Penmetsa R, Carrasquilla-Garcia N, Bergmann EM, Vance L, Castro B, Kassa MT, Sarma BK, Datta S, Farmer AD, Baek J-M, Coyne CJ, Varshney RK, von Wettberg EJB, Cook DR (2016) Multiple post-domestication origins of kabuli chickpea through allelic variation in a diversification-associated transcription factor. New Phytologist doi:10.1111/nph.14010                                                                                                              Times Cited: 3                                    IF: 7.672  pdf-2
18 Agarwal G, Garg V, Kudapa H, Doddamani D, Pazhamala L, Khan AW, Thudi M, Lee S and Varshney RK* (2016) Genome-wide dissection of AP2/ERF and HSP90 gene families in five legumes and expression profiles in chickpea and pigeonpea. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 1563–1577 Times Cited: 5              IF: 6.090  pdf-2
19 Kumar V, Khan AW, Saxena RK, Garg V, Varshney RK* (2016) First-generation HapMap in Cajanus spp. reveals untapped variations in parental lines of mapping 1 populations. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 1673–1681 Times Cited: 2                                                                                                                                    IF:6.090  pdf-2
20 Chen H, Zhang C, Deng Y, Zhou S, Zheng Y, Ma S, Tang R, Varshney RK, Zhuang W (2016) Identification of low Ca2+ stress‐induced embryo apoptosis response genes in Arachis hypogaea by SSH‐associated library lift (SSHaLL). Plant Biotechnology Journal 14:682–698 Times Cited: 3              IF:6.090  pdf-2
21 Singh VK, Khan AW,  Jaganathan D, Thudi M, Roorkiwal M, Takagi H, Garg V, Kumar V, Chitikineni A, Gaur PM, Sutton T,  Terauchi R, Varshney RK* (2016) QTL‐seq for rapid identification of candidate genes for 100‐seed weight and root / total plant dry weight ratio under rainfed conditions in chickpea. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14:2110-2119                                                                                          Times Cited: 6                                                                                                                                    IF:6.090  pdf-2
22 Fountain JC, Bajaj P, Pandey MK, Nayak SN, Yang L, Kumar V, Jayale AS, Chitikineni A, Zhuang W, Scully BT, Lee RD, Kemerait RC, Varshney RK*, Guo B (2016) Oxidative stress and carbon metabolism influence Aspergillus flavus transcriptome composition and secondary metabolite production. Scientific Reports 6, 38747; doi: 10.1038/ srep38747 (2016) Times Cited: 1              IF: 5.228  pdf-2
23 Thudi M, Chitikineni A, Liu X, He W, Roorkiwal M, Yang W, Jian J, Doddamani D, Gaur PM, Rathore A, Samineni S, Saxena RK, Xu D, Singh NP, Chaturvedi SK, Zhang G, Wang J, Datta SK, Xu X, Varshney RK* (2016) Recent breeding programs enhanced genetic diversity in both desi and kabuli varieties of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Scientific Reports, 6, 38636. doi: 10.1038/srep38636                            IF: 5.228 pdf-2
24 Huang L, Ren X, Wu B, Li X, Chen W, Zhou X, Chen Y, Pandey MK, Jiao Y, Luo H, Lei Y, Varshney RK, Liao B, Jiang h (2016) Development and deployment of a high-density linkage map identified quantitative trait loci for plant height in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Scientific Reports 6:39478; doi: 10.1038/srep39478 IF: 5.228 pdf-2
25 Garg R, Shankar R, Thakkar B, Kudapa H, Krishnamurthy L, Mantri N, Varshney RK, Bhatia S, Jain M (2016) Transcriptome analyses reveal genotype-and developmental stage-specific molecular responses to drought and salinity stresses in chickpea. Scientific Reports 6: 19228 doi: 10.1038/srep19228                                                                                    Times Cited: 6    IF: 5.228 pdf-2
26 Sharma M, Sengupta A, Ghosh R, Agarwak G, Tarafdar A, Nagavardhini A, Pande S, Varshney RK (2016)Genome wide transcriptome profiling of Fusarium oxysporum f sp. ciceris conidial germination reveals new insights into infection-related genes. Scientific Reports 2016;6:37353. doi:10.1038/srep37353 IF: 5.228  pdf-2
27 Fountain J, Bajaj P, Nayak SN, Yang L, Pandey MK, Kumar V, Jayale AS, Chitikineni A, Scully BT, Lee RD, Kemerait RC, Varshney RK*, Guo B (2016)  Responses of Aspergillus flavus to oxidative stress are related to fungal development regulator, antioxidant enzyme, and secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene expression. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7:2048, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02048                                                                                                                             IF: 4.165  pdf-2
28 Clevenger J, Chu Y, Chavarro C, Agarwal G, Bertioli DJ, Leal-Bertioli SCM, Pandey MK, Vaughn J, Abernathy B, Barkley N, Hovav R, Burow M, Nayak SN, Chitikineni A, Isleib T, Holbrook C, Jackson SA, Varshney RK, Ozias-Akins P (2016) Genome-wide SNP genotyping resolves signatures of selection and tetrasomic recombination in peanut. Molecular Plant 10: 309–322 IF: 724  pdf-2
29 Thudi M, Khan AW, Kumar V, Gaur PM, Katta AVSK, Garg V, Roorkiwal M, Samineni S, Varshney RK* (2015) Whole genome re-sequencing reveals genome wide variations among parental lines of mapping populations in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). BMC Plant Biology 16 (Suppl 1):10doi: 10.1186/s12870-015-0690-3       IF: 3.631  pdf-2
30 Varshney RK* (2016) Exciting journey of 10 years from genomes to fields and markets:Some success stories of genomics-assisted breeding in chickpea, pigeonpea and groundnut. Plant Science 242 : 98–107                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Times Cited: 11                                              IF: 362 pdf-2
31 Janila P, Pandey MK, Shasidhar Y, Variath TM, Sriswathi M,  Khera P, Manohar SS, Nagesh P, Vishwakarma MK, Mishra GP,  Radhakrishnan T, Manivannan N,  Dobariya KL, VasanthI RP, Varshney RK* (2016)  Molecular breeding for introgression of fatty acid desaturase mutant alleles (ahFAD2A and ahFAD2B) enhances oil quality in high and low oil containing peanut genotypes. Plant Science 242: 203–213                                                          Times Cited: 14            IF: 362  pdf-2
32 Smýkal P, Varshney RK, Singh VK, Coyne CJ, Domoney C, Kejnovský E, Warkentin T (2016) From Mendel’s discovery on pea to today’s plant genetics and breeding. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129: 2267–2280 Times Cited: 1    IF: 900 pdf-2
33 Janila P, Variath MT, Pandey MK, Desmae H, Motagi BN, Okori P, Manohar SS, Arulthambi RL, Thangappan R, Boshou L, Varshney RK (2016) Genomic tools in groundnut breeding program: status and perspectives. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:289. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00289 Times Cited: 3              IF: 4.495 pdf-2
34 Pandey MK, Roorkiwal M, Singh VK, Ramalingam A, Kudapa H, Thudi M, Chitikineni A, Rathore A, Varshney RK* (2016) Emerging genomic tools for legume breeding: current status and future prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 455 doi:  10.3389/fpls.2016.00455 Times Cited: 11            IF: 4.495  pdf-2
35 Chen W, Yao Q, Patil GB, Agarwal G, Deshmukh RK, Lin L, Wang B, Wang Y, Prince SJ, Song L, Xu D, An YC, Valliyodan B, Varshney RK, Nguyen HT (2016) Identification and comparative analysis of differential gene expression in soybean leaf tissue under drought and flooding stress revealed by RNA-Seq. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1044 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01044 Times Cited: 4              IF: 4.495  pdf-2
36 Kumari PH, Kumar SA, Sivan P, Katam R, Suravajhala P, Rao KS, Varshney RK, Kishor PBK (2017) Overexpression of a Plasma Membrane Bound Na+/H+ Antiporter-Like Protein (SbNHXLP) Confers Salt Tolerance and Improves Fruit Yield in Tomato by Maintaining Ion Homeostasis. Frontiers in Plant Science.  7:2027. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.02027 pdf-2
37 Wan L, Li B, Pandey MK, Wu Y, Lei Y, Yan L, Dai X, Jiang H, Zhang J, Wei G, Varshney RK, Liao B (2016) Transcriptome analysis of a new peanut seed coat mutant for the physiological regulatory mechanism involved in seed coat cracking and pigmentation. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01491 pdf-2
38 Punnuri S, Wallace J, Knoll J, Hyma K, Mitchell S, Buckler E, Varshney RK, Singh B (2016) Development of high density SNP-based linkage map and tagging leaf spot resistance trait in pearl millet using GBS markers. The Plant Genome, 10 pdf-2
39 Williams AH,  Sharma M,  Thatcher LF,  Azam S,  Hane JK,  Sperschneider J,  Kidd BN,  Anderson JP,  Ghosh R,  Garg R,  Lichtenzveig J,  Kistler HC,  Shea T,  Young S,  Buck SG,  Kamphuis LG,  Saxena R,  Pande S,  Ma L-J,  Varshney RK*,  Singh KB* (2016) Comparative genomics and prediction of conditionally dispensable sequences in legume–infecting Fusarium oxysporum formae speciales facilitates identification of candidate effectors. BMC Genomics 17:191  pdf-2
40 Khera P, Pandey MK, WangH, Feng S, Qiao L, Culbreath AK, Kale S, WangJ, Holbrook CC, Zhuang W, Varshney RK, Guo B (2016) Mapping quantitative trait loci of resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus and leaf spots in a recombinant inbred line population of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) from SunOleic 97R and NC94022. PLoS ONE 11 (7): e0158452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158452 pdf-2
41 Pazhamala, Agarwal G, Bajaj P, Kumar V, Kulshreshtha A, Saxena RK, Varshney RK* (2016) Deciphering Transcriptional Programming during pod and seed development using RNA-Seq in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164959 pdf-2
42 Kaoneka SR, Saxena RK, Silim SN, Odeny DA, Ganga Rao NVPR, Shimelis HA, Siambi M, Varshney RK* (2016) Pigeonpea breeding in eastern and southern Africa: challenges and opportunities. Plant Breeding 135: 148-154  pdf-2
43 Purushothaman R,  Krishnamurthy L, Upadhyaya HD, Vadez V, Varshney RK (2016) Shoot traits and their relevance in terminal drought tolerance ofchickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Field Crops Research 197:10–27 pdf-2
44 Janila P, Pandey MK, Manohar SS, Variath TV, Nallathambi P, Nadaf HL, Sudini HK, Varshney RK* (2016) Foliar fungal disease-resistant introgression lines of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) record higher pod and haulm yield in multilocation testing. Plant Breeding doi: 10.1111/pbr.12358  pdf-2
45 Vishwakarma MK, Pandey MK, Shasidhar Y, Manohar SS, Nagesh P, Janila P, Varshney RK* (2016) Identification of two major quantitative trait loci for fresh seed dormancy using the diversity arrays technology and diversity arrays technology-seq based genetic map in Spanish-type peanuts. Plant Breeding 135: 367–375  pdf-2
46 Samineni S, Kamatam S, Thudi M, Varshney RK, Gaur PM (2016) Vernalization response in chickpea is controlled by a major QTL. Euphytica 207:453-461 pdf-2
47 Kolekar RM. Sujay V, Shirasawa K, Sukruth M, Khedikar YP, Gowda MVC, Pandey MK, Varshney RK, Bhat RS (2016) QTL mapping for late leaf spot and rust resistance using an improved genetic map and extensive phenotypic data on a recombinant inbred line population in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Euphytica 209:147–156  pdf-2
48 Gaur PM, Singh MK, Samineni S, Sajja SB, Jukanti AK, Kamatam S, Varshney RK (2016) Inheritance of protein content and its relationships with seed size, grain yield and other traits in chickpea. Euphytica 209:253–260 pdf-2
49 Gumma MK, Deevi KC, Mohammed IA,  Varshney RK, Gaur PM, Whitbread AM (2016) Satellite imagery and household survey for tracking chickpea adoption in Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37: 1955-1972 pdf-2
50 Ghatak A,  Chaturvedi P ,  Nagler M ,  Roustan V ,  Lyon D ,  Bachmann G ,  Postl W ,  Schröfl A ,  Desai N ,  Varshney RK,  Weckwerth W (2016) Comprehensive tissue-specific proteome analysis of drought stress responses in Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. (Pearl millet). Journal of Proteomics doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2016.02.032  pdf-2
51 Sreevidya M, Gopalakrishnan S, Kudapa H, Varshney RK (2016) Exploring plant growth-promotion actinomycetes from vermicompost and rhizosphere soil for yield enhancement in chickpea. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 47:1 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjm.2015.11.030  pdf-2
52 Jacob S, Sajjalaguddam RR, Krishna Kumar KV, Varshney RK, Sudini HK (2016) Assessing the prospects of Streptomyces sp. RP1A-12 in managing groundnut stem rot disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. Journal of General Plant Pathology 82:96–104  pdf-2
53 Janila P,  Rupavatharam S,  Sameer Kumar CV, Samineni S, Gaur PM, Varshney RK (2016) Technologies for intensification of production and uses of grain legumes for nutrition security.Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy 82: 1541-1553                                                                                                                                                          IF: 0.396  pdf-2
54 Banerjee A, Halder U, Chaudhry V, Varshney RK, Mantri S, Bandopadhyay (2016) Draft Genome Sequence of the Nonpathogenic, Thermotolerant, and Exopolysaccharide-Producing Bacillus anthracisStrain PFAB2 from Panifala Hot Water Spring in West Bengal, India. Genome Announcements 4(6):e01346-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01346-16  pdf-2
55 RK Saxena RK, M Thudi M, Varshney RK* (2016) Genomics, trait mapping and molecular breeding in pigeonpea and chickpea. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 76:501-511 IF: 0.198 pdf-2
56 Varshney RK, Thudi M, Saxena R, Pazhamala LT, Roorkiwal M, Kudapa H, Sameerkumar CV, Gaur PM (2016) R&D for enhancing both horizontal and vertical expansion of pulses production. Pulse India 2: 26-28 pdf-2
57 Saxena KB, Sameerkumar CV, Saxena RK, Vijaykumar R, Singh IP, Hingane AJ, Mula MG, Patil SB, Varshney RK (2016) Hybrid pigeonpea: Accomplishments and challenges for the next decade. Legumes Perspectives 11: 30-32  pdf-2
58 Saxena RK, Saxena KB, Sameerkumar CV, Singh NP, Varshney RK (2016):Strategies for pigeonpea improvement. Legumes Perspectives 11: 50-51  pdf-2
59 Sameerkumar CV, Singh IP, Vijaykumar R, Patil SB, Tathineni R, Mula MG, Saxena RK, Hingane AJ, Rathore A, Reddy CR, Kumar MN, Sudhakar C, Varshney RK (2016): Pigeonpea-A unique jewel in rainfed cropping systems. Legumes Perspectives 11: 8-10
60 Mula MG, Sameerkumar CV, Reddy CR, Monyo E, Saxena RK, Varshney RK (2016) Pigeonpea seed systems in Asia. Legumes Perspectives 11: 44-45
61 Varshney RK*, Singh VK, Hickey J, Xun X, Marshall DF,Wang J, Edwards D, Ribaut, JM (2015) Analytical and decision support tools for genomics-assisted breeding. Trends in Plant Science 21:354-363                       Times Cited: 6                                                                                                                                    IF: 10.899
62  Yang K, Tianb Z, Chenc C, Luoc L, Zhaoa B, Wangc Z, Yuc L, Lia Y, Sunc Y, Lia W, Chenc Y, Lia Y, Zhangc Y, Aia D, Zhaoc J, Shanga C, Mac Y, Wuc B, Wanga M, Gaoc L, Suna D, Zhangc P, Guoa F, Wanga W, Lia Y, Wang J, Varshney RK*, Wang H, Ling H-Q, Ping W (2015) Genome sequencing of adzuki bean (Vigna angularis) provides insight into high starch and low fat accumulation and domestication. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (USA)  112:3213–13218        Times Cited: 8                                                                                                                     IF: 9.423
63  Singh VK, Khan AW, Saxena RK, Kumar V, Kale SM, Sinha P, Chitikineni A, Lekha PT, Garg V, Sharma M, Sameer Kumar CV, Parupalli S, Vechalapu S, Patil S, Muniswamy S, Ghanta A, Yamini KN, Dharmaraj PS, Varshney RK* (2015) Next-generation sequencing for identification of candidate genes for Fusarium wilt and sterility mosaic disease in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). Plant Biotechnology Journal doi: 10.1111/pbi.12470                                                 Times Cited: 7                                                                                                                                    IF:6.090
64  Kale SM, Jaganathan D, Ruperao P, Chen C, Punna R, Kudapa H, Thudi M, Roorkiwal M, Katta AVKS Mohan, Doddamani D, Garg V, Kavi Kishor PB, Gaur PM, Nguyen HT, Batley J, Edwards D, Sutton T, Varshney RK* (2015) Prioritization of candidate genes in “QTL-hotspot” region for drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum ). Scientific Reports 5:15296; doi: 10.1038/srep15296                                                                                                Times Cited: 14            IF: 5.228     
65  Kang YJ, Satyawan D, Shim S, Lee T, Lee J, Hwang WJ, Kim SK, Lestari P, Laosatit K, Kim KY, Tae JH, Chitikineni A, Kim MY, Ko J-M, Gwag J-G, Moon J-K, Lee Y-H, Park B-S, Varshney RK, Lee S-H (2015) Draft genome sequence of adzuki bean, Vigna angularis. Scientific Reports 5:8069 doi: 10.1038/srep08069                                                 Times Cited: 35  IF: 5.228
66 Varshney RK*, Kudapa H, Pazhamala L, Chitikineni A, Thudi M, Bohra A, Gaur PM, Janila P, Fikre A, Kimurto P, Ellis N (2015) Translational genomics in agriculture: some examples in grain legumes. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 34:169-194 Times Cited: 25            IF: 4.810
67  Sinha P, Saxena KB, Saxena RK, Singh VK, Suryanarayana V, SameerKumar CV, Katta MAVS, Khan AW, Varshney RK* (2015) Association of nad7a gene with cytoplasmic male sterility in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). The Plant Genome doi:10.3835/plantgenome2014.11.0084 Times Cited: 4              IF: 3.933
68 Pazhamala L, Saxena RK, Singh VK, Sameerkumar CV, Kumar V, Sinha P, Patel K, Obala J, Kaoneka SR, Tongoona P, Shimelis H, Gangarao NVPR, Odeny D, Rathore A, Dharmaraj P, Yamini K, Varshney RK* (2015) Genomics-assisted breeding for boosting crop improvement in pigeonpea (Cajanus Cajan) Frontiers in Plant Science 50:1-12 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00050                                                                                       Times Cited: 12            IF: 495
69  Roorkiwal M, Rathore A, DAS RR, Singh MK, Jain A, Srinivasan S, Gaur PM, Bharadwaj C, Tripathi S, Li Y, Hickey JM, Lorenz A, Sutton T, Crossa J, Jannink J-L, Varshney RK* (2016) Genome-enabled prediction models for yield related traits in chickpea. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1666. doi: 3389/fpls.2016.01666 IF: 4.495
70  Sinha P, Saxena RK, Singh VK, Krishnamurthy L, Varshney RK* (2015) Selection and validation of housekeeping genes as reference for gene expression studies in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) under heat and salt stress conditions. Frontier in Plant Sciences doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01071 Times Cited: 2              IF: 495
71  Sinha P, Lekha T. Pazhamala, Singh VK, Saxena RK, Krishnamurthy L, Azam S, Khan AW, Varshney RK* (2015) Identification and validation of selected universal stress protein domain containing drought-responsive genes in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). Frontier in Plant Sciences doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01065 IF: 4.495
72  Ramalingam A, Kudapa H, Pazhamala LT, Garg V, Varshney RK* (2015). Gene expression and Yeast two-hybrid studies of a 1RMYB transcription factor mediating drought stress response in root tissues of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1117. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01117 Times Cited: 3              IF: 495
73 Ramalingam A, Kudapa H, Pazhamala LT, Weckwerth W, Varshney RK* (2015). Proteomics and Metabolomics: two emerging areas for legume improvement. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1116. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01116 Times Cted: 8 IF: 495
74 Sinha P, Singh VK, Suryanarayana V, Krishnamurthy L, Saxena RK, Varshney RK* (2015) Evaluation and validation of housekeeping genes as reference for gene expression studies in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) under drought stress conditions. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122847            Times Cited: 13  IF: 3.234
75 Doddamani D, Khan AW, Katta MAVS, Agarwal G, Thudi M, Ruperao P, Edwards D, Varshney RK* (2015) CicArVarDB: SNP and InDel database for advancing genetics research and breeding applications in chickpea. Database 1–7 doi: 10.1093/database/bav078 Times Cited: 2              IF: 2.627
76 Katta MAVS, Khan AW, Doddamani D, Thudi M, Varshney RK* (2015) NGS-QCbox and raspberry for parallel automated and rapid quality control analysis of large-scale next generation sequencing (illumina) data PLOS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139868 Times Cited: 4              IF: 3.234
77  Khera P, Saxena RK Sameerkumar CV, Saxena KB, Varshney RK* (2015) Mitochondrial SSRs and their utility in distinguishing wild species, CMS lines and maintainer lines in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.). Euphytica doi: 10.1007/s10681-015-1504-2 Times Cited: 2              IF: 1.618
78  Agarwal G, Sabbavarapu MM, Singh VK, Thudi M, Sheelamary S, Gaur PM and Varshney RK* (2015) Identification of a non-redundant set of 202 in silico SSR markers and applicability of a select set in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Euphytica 205: 381-394 Times Cited: 3              IF: 1.618
79  Roorkiwal M, Thudi M, Gaur PM, Upadhyaya HD, Singh NP and Varshney RK* (2015) Chickpea translational genomics in the ‘whole genome’ era. Legume Perspectives 7: 7-9
80  Abberton M, Batley J, Bentley A, Bryant J, Cai H, Cockram J, de Oliveira AC, Cseke LJ, Dempewolf H, Pace CD, Edwards D, Gepts P, Greenland A, Hall AE, Henry R, Hori K, Howe GT, Hughes S, Humphreys M, Lightfoot D, Marshall A, Mayes S, Nguyen HT, Ogbonnaya FC, Ortiz R, Paterson AH, Tuberosa R, Valliyodan B, Varshney RK, Yano M (2015) Global agricultural intensification during climate change: a role for genomics. Plant Biotechnology Journal doi: 1111/pbi.12467                                                                                                                                    Times Cited: 18            IF:6.090
81 Smýkal P, Coyne CJ; Ambrose MJ, Maxted N,  Schaefer H,  Blair MW, Berger J, Greene S, Nelson MN, Besharat N Vymyslický T, Toker C, Saxena RK, Roorkiwal M, Pandey MK, Hu J, Li YH, Wang LX, Guo Y, Qiu LJ, Redden RJ, Varshney RK (2015) Legume crops phylogeny and genetic diversity for science and breeding. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 34:43-104                                                                                                                                    Times Cited: 49            IF: 4.810
82 Saxena RK, Saxena KB, Pazhamala LT, Patel K, Parupalli S, Sameerkumar CV, Varshney RK (2015) Genomics for greater efficiency in pigeonpea hybrid breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science doi:  3389/fpls.2015.00793 Times Cited: 3                                                                                                                                    IF: 4.495
83 Kole C, Muthamilarasan M, Henry R, Edwards D , Sharma R, Abberton M, Jacqueline Batley J, Bentley A, Blakeney M, Bryant J, Cai H, Cakir M, Cseke LJ, Cockram J, de Oliveira AC, Pace CD, Dempewolf H,  Ellison S, Gepts P, Greenland A, Hall A, Hori K, Howe GT, Hughes S, Humphreys MW, Iorizzo M, Ismail AM, Marshall A, Mayes S, Nguyen HT,  Ogbonnaya FC, Ortiz R, Paterson AH, Simon PW, Tohme J, Tuberosa R, Valliyodan B, Varshney RK, Wullschleger SD, Yano M, Prasad M (2015)  Application of genomics-assisted breeding for generation of climate resilient crops: Progress and prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:563 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00563                                        Times Cited: 25            IF: 4.495
84 Hong H, Pandey MK, Liu Y, Zhu F, Chen X, Li X, Liu H, Li H, Liu H, Wen S,  Varshney RK, Liang X, Huang  S (2015) Identification and evaluation of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in allotetraploid peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) based on amplicon sequencing combined with high resolution melting (HRM) analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1068. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01068 Times Cited: 3              IF: 4.495
85 Jenko J, Gorjanc G, Cleveland MA, Varshney RK, Whitelaw CBA, Woolliams JA, Hickey JA (2015) Potential of promotion of alleles by genome editing to improve quantitative traits in livestock breeding programs. Genetics Selection Evolution 47: 1-14 Times Cited: 12            IF: 2.895
86 Pushpavalli R, Krishnamurthy L, Thudi M, Gaur PM, Rao MV, Siddique KHM, Colmer TD, Turner NC, Varshney RK, Vadez V (2015) Two key genomic regions harbour QTLs for salinity tolerance in ICCV 2 × JG 11 derived chickpea (Cicer arietinum ) recombinant inbred lines. BMC Plant Biology (2015) 15:124 Times Cited: 3    IF: 3.631
87 Huang EB, Verbyla KL, Verbyla AP, Raghavan C, Singh VK, Gaur PM, Leung H, Varshney RK, Cavanagh CR (2015) MAGIC populations in crops: current status and future prospects. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128: 999-1017 Times Cited: 17                                                                                                                   IF: 900
88  Bayer PE, Ruperao P, Mason AS, Stiller J, Chan CK, Hayashi S, Long Y, Meng J, Sutton T, Visendi P, Varshney RK, Batley J, EdwardsD (2015) High-resolution skim genotyping by sequencing reveals the distribution of crossovers and gene conversions in Cicer arietinum and Brassica napus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128: 1039-1047      Times Cited: 13                                                                                                                               IF: 900
89  Wang H, Khera P, Huang B, Yuan M, Katam R, Zhuang W, Harris‐Shultz K, Moore KM, Culbreath AK, Zhang X, Varshney RK, Xie L, Guo B (2015) Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of peanut cultivars and breeding lines from China, India and the US using SSR markers. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology doi: 10.1111/jipb.12380 Times Cited: 3                                                                                                                                    IF: 3.335
90 Srivastava S, Zheng Y,Kudapa, H, Jagadeeswaran G, Hivrale V, Varshney RK, Sunkar R (2015) High throughput sequencing of small RNA component of leaves and inflorescence revealed conserved and novel miRNAs as well as phasiRNA loci in chickpea. Plant Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.03.002                                                                 Times Cited: 8                                                                                                                                    IF: 362
91 Wang ML, Khera P, Pandey MK, Wang H, Qiao L, Feng S, Tonnis B, Barkley NA, Pinnow D, Holbrook CC, Culbreath AK, Varshney RK, Guo B (2015) Genetic mapping of QTLs controlling fatty acids provided insights into the genetic control of fatty acid synthesis pathway in peanut (Arachis hypogaea). PLOS One e0119454                 Times Cited: 14                                                                                                                               IF: 3.234
92 Purushothaman R, Thudi M, Krishnamurthy L, Upadhyaya HD, Kashiwagi J, Gowda CLL,  Varshney RK* (2015) Association of mid-reproductive stage canopy temperature depression with the molecular markers and grain yields of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) germplasm under terminal drought. Field Crops Research 174:1-11                                               Times Cited: 3                                                                                                                                    IF: 2.927
93 Kashiwagi J, Krishnamurthy L, Purushothaman R, Upadhyaya HD, Gaur PM, Gowda CLL, Ito O, Varshney RK (2015) Scope for improvement of yield under drought through the root traits in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Field Crops Research 174:47-54 Times Cited: 15            IF: 2.927
94 Deokar AA, Kondawar V, Kohli D, Aslam M, Jain PK, Karuppayil SM, Varshney RK, Srinivasan R (2015) The CarERF genes in chickpea (Cicer arietinum) and the identification of CarERF116 as abiotic stress responsive transcription factor. Functional & Integrative Genomics 15: 27-46 Times Cited: 8              IF: 2.265
95 Hickey JM, Gorjanc G,  Varshney RK,  Nettelblad C (2015) Imputation of single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes in biparental, backcross, and topcross populations with a hidden markov model. Crop Science doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0648                                                                       Times Cited: 5              IF:  550
96 Jadhav AA, Rayate SJ, Mhase LB, Thudi M, Chitikineni A, Harer PN, Jadhav AS, Varshney RK, Kulwal PL (2015) Marker-trait association study for protein content in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Journal of Genetics 94:279-286 Times Cited: 7                                                                                                                                   IF: 108
97  Reddy PS, Jogeswar G, Rasineni GK, Maheswari M, Reddy AR, Varshney RK, Kavi Kishor PB (2015) Proline over-accumulation alleviates salt stress and protects photosynthetic and antioxidant enzyme activities in transgenic sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 94:104–113 Times Cited: 25                                                                                                                   IF: 2.928
98 Fountain JC, Khera P, Yang L, Nayak SN, Scully BT, Lee RD, Chen Z-Y, Kemerait RC, Varshney RK, Guo B (2015) Resistance to Aspergillus flavus in maize and peanut: Molecular biology, breeding, environmental stress, and future perspectives. The Crop Journal, Special Issue: Breeding to Optimize Agriculture in a Changing World 3:229-237 Times Cited: 9
60 Roorkiwal M, Rathore A, DAS RR, Singh MK, Jain A, Srinivasan S, Gaur PM, Bharadwaj C, Tripathi S, Li Y, Hickey JM, Lorenz A, Sutton T, Crossa J, Jannink J-L, Varshney RK* (2016) Genome-enabled prediction models for yield related traits in chickpea. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1666. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01666  pdf-2
61 Sinha P, Saxena RK, Singh VK, Krishnamurthy L, Varshney RK* (2015) Selection and validation of housekeeping genes as reference for gene expression studies in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) under heat and salt stress conditions. Frontier in Plant Sciences doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01071 pdf-2
62 Sinha P, Lekha T. Pazhamala, Singh VK, Saxena RK, Krishnamurthy L, Azam S, Khan AW, Varshney RK* (2015) Identification and validation of selected universal stress protein domain containing drought-responsive genes in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.). Frontier in Plant Sciences doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01065 pdf-2
63 Ramalingam A, Kudapa H, Pazhamala LT, Garg V, Varshney RK* (2015). Gene expression and Yeast two-hybrid studies of a 1RMYB transcription factor mediating drought stress response in root tissues of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1117. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01117 pdf-2
64 Huang L, Ren X, Wu B, Li X, Chen W, Zhou X, Chen Y, Pandey MK, Jiao Y, Luo H, Lei Y, Varshney RK, Liao B, Jiang h (2016) Development and deployment of a high-density linkage map identified quantitative trait loci for plant height in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Scientific Reports 6, 39478; doi: 10.1038/srep39478  pdf-2
65 Garg R, Shankar R, Thakkar B, Kudapa H, Krishnamurthy L, Mantri N, Varshney RK, Bhatia S, Jain M (2016)  Transcriptome analyses reveal genotype-and developmental stage-specific molecular responses to drought and salinity stresses in chickpea. Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/srep19228  pdf-2
66 Sharma M, Sengupta A, Ghosh R, Agarwak G, Tarafdar A, Nagavardhini A, Pande S, Varshney RK (2016)Genome wide transcriptome profiling of Fusarium oxysporum f sp. ciceris conidial germination reveals new insights into infection-related genes. Scientific Reports 2016;6:37353. doi:10.1038/srep37353  pdf-2
67 Fountain J, Bajaj P, Nayak SN, Yang L, Pandey  MK, Kumar V, Jayale AS, Chitikineni A, Scully BT, Lee RD, Kemerait RC, Varshney RK*, Guo B (2016)  Responses of Aspergillus flavus to oxidative stress are related to fungal development regulator, antioxidant enzyme, and secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene expression. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7:2048, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02048  pdf-2
68 Clevenger J, Chu Y, Chavarro C, Agarwal G, Bertioli DJ, Leal-Bertioli SCM, Pandey MK, Vaughn J, Abernathy B, Barkley N, Hovav R, Burow M, Nayak SN, Chitikineni A, Isleib T, Holbrook C, Jackson SA, Varshney RK, Ozias-Akins P (2016) Genome-wide SNP genotyping resolves signatures of selection and tetrasomic recombination in peanut. Molecular Plant, doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2016.11.015 pdf-2
69 Thudi M, Khan AW, Kumar V, Gaur PM, Katta AVSK, Garg V, Roorkiwal M, Samineni S, Varshney RK* (2015) Whole genome re-sequencing reveals genome wide variations among parental lines of mapping populations in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). BMC Pant Biology (Suppl 1):10  doi: 10.1186/s12870-015-0690-3  pdf-2
70 Varshney RK* (2016) Exciting journey of 10 years from genomes to fields and markets:Some success stories of genomics-assisted breeding in chickpea, pigeonpea and groundnut. Plant Science 242 : 98–107 pdf-2
71 Janila P,  Pandey MK, Shasidhar Y, Variath TM, Sriswathi M,  Khera P, Manohar SS, Nagesh P, Vishwakarma MK, Mishra GP,  Radhakrishnan T, Manivannan N,  Dobariya KL, VasanthI RP, Varshney RK* (2016)  Molecular breeding for introgression of fatty acid desaturase mutant alleles (ahFAD2A and ahFAD2B) enhances oil quality in high and low oil containing peanut genotypes. Plant Science 242: 203–213 pdf-2
72 Smýkal P, Varshney RK, Singh VK, Coyne CJ, Domoney C, Kejnovský E, Warkentin T (2016) From Mendel’s discovery on pea to today’s plant genetics and breeding. Theoretical and Applied Genetics doi:10.1007/s00122-016-2803-2  pdf-2
73 Janila P, Variath MT, Pandey MK, Desmae H, Motagi BN, Okori P, Manohar SS, Arulthambi RL, Thangappan R, Boshou L, Varshney RK (2016) Genomic tools in groundnut breeding program: status and perspectives. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:289. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00289  pdf-2
74 Pandey MK, Roorkiwal M, Singh VK, Ramalingam A, Kudapa H, Thudi M, Chitikineni A, Rathore A, Varshney RK* (2016) Emerging genomic tools for legume breeding: current status and future prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 455 doi:  10.3389/fpls.2016.00455  pdf-2
75 Chen W, Yao Q, Patil GB, Agarwal G, Deshmukh RK, Lin L, Wang B, Wang Y, Prince SJ, Song L, Xu D, An YC, Valliyodan B, Varshney RK, Nguyen HT (2016) Identification and comparative analysis of differential gene expression in soybean leaf tissue under drought and flooding stress revealed by RNA-Seq. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1044 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01044 pdf-2
76 Kumari PH, Kumar SA, Sivan P, Katam R, Suravajhala P, Rao KS, Varshney RK, Kishor PBK (2017) Overexpression of a Plasma Membrane Bound Na+/H+ Antiporter-Like Protein (SbNHXLP) Confers Salt Tolerance and Improves Fruit Yield in Tomato by Maintaining Ion Homeostasis. Frontiers in Plant Science.  7:2027. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.02027 pdf-2
77 Wan L, Li B, Pandey MK, Wu Y, Lei Y, Yan L, Dai X, Jiang H, Zhang J, Wei G, Varshney RK, Liao B (2016) Transcriptome analysis of a new peanut seed coat mutant for the physiological regulatory mechanism involved in seed coat cracking and pigmentation. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01491 pdf-2
78 Punnuri S, Wallace J, Knoll J, Hyma K, Mitchell S, Buckler E, Varshney RK, Singh B (2016) Development of high density SNP-based linkage map and tagging leaf spot resistance trait in pearl millet using GBS markers. The Plant Genome, 10 pdf-2
79 Williams AH,  Sharma M,  Thatcher LF,  Azam S,  Hane JK,  Sperschneider J,  Kidd BN,  Anderson JP,  Ghosh R,  Garg R,  Lichtenzveig J,  Kistler HC,  Shea T,  Young S,  Buck SG,  Kamphuis LG,  Saxena R,  Pande S,  Ma L-J,  Varshney RK*,  Singh KB* (2016) Comparative genomics and prediction of conditionally dispensable sequences in legume–infecting Fusarium oxysporum formae speciales facilitates identification of candidate effectors. BMC Genomics 17:191  pdf-2
80 Khera P, Pandey MK, WangH, Feng S, Qiao L, Culbreath AK, Kale S, WangJ, Holbrook CC, Zhuang W, Varshney RK, Guo B (2016) Mapping quantitative trait loci of resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus and leaf spots in a recombinant inbred line population of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) from SunOleic 97R and NC94022. PLoS ONE 11 (7): e0158452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158452 pdf-2
81 Pazhamala, Agarwal G, Bajaj P, Kumar V, Kulshreshtha A, Saxena RK, Varshney RK* (2016) Deciphering Transcriptional Programming during pod and seed development using RNA-Seq in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164959 pdf-2
82 Kaoneka SR, Saxena RK, Silim SN, Odeny DA, Ganga Rao NVPR, Shimelis HA, Siambi M, Varshney RK* (2016) Pigeonpea breeding in eastern and southern Africa: challenges and opportunities. Plant Breeding 135: 148-154  pdf-2
83 Purushothaman R,  Krishnamurthy L, Upadhyaya HD, Vadez V, Varshney RK (2016) Shoot traits and their relevance in terminal drought tolerance ofchickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Field Crops Research 197:10–27 pdf-2
84 Janila P, Pandey MK, Manohar SS, Variath TV, Nallathambi P, Nadaf HL, Sudini HK, Varshney RK* (2016) Foliar fungal disease-resistant introgression lines of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) record higher pod and haulm yield in multilocation testing. Plant Breeding doi: 10.1111/pbr.12358  pdf-2
85 Vishwakarma MK, Pandey MK, Shasidhar Y, Manohar SS, Nagesh P, Janila P, Varshney RK* (2016) Identification of two major quantitative trait loci for fresh seed dormancy using the diversity arrays technology and diversity arrays technology-seq based genetic map in Spanish-type peanuts. Plant Breeding 135: 367–375  pdf-2
86 Samineni S, Kamatam S, Thudi M, Varshney RK, Gaur PM (2016) Vernalization response in chickpea is controlled by a major QTL. Euphytica 207:453-461 pdf-2
87 Kolekar RM. Sujay V, Shirasawa K, Sukruth M, Khedikar YP, Gowda MVC, Pandey MK, Varshney RK, Bhat RS (2016) QTL mapping for late leaf spot and rust resistance using an improved genetic map and extensive phenotypic data on a recombinant inbred line population in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Euphytica 209:147–156  pdf-2
88 Gaur PM, Singh MK, Samineni S, Sajja SB, Jukanti AK, Kamatam S, Varshney RK (2016) Inheritance of protein content and its relationships with seed size, grain yield and other traits in chickpea. Euphytica 209:253–260 pdf-2
89 Gumma MK, Deevi KC, Mohammed IA,  Varshney RK, Gaur PM, Whitbread AM (2016) Satellite imagery and household survey for tracking chickpea adoption in Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37: 1955-1972 pdf-2
90 Ghatak A,  Chaturvedi P ,  Nagler M ,  Roustan V ,  Lyon D ,  Bachmann G ,  Postl W ,  Schröfl A ,  Desai N ,  Varshney RK,  Weckwerth W (2016) Comprehensive tissue-specific proteome analysis of drought stress responses in Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. (Pearl millet). Journal of Proteomics doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2016.02.032  pdf-2
 91 Sreevidya M, Gopalakrishnan S, Kudapa H, Varshney RK (2016) Exploring plant growth-promotion actinomycetes from vermicompost and rhizosphere soil for yield enhancement in chickpea. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 47:1 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjm.2015.11.030  pdf-2
92 Jacob S, Sajjalaguddam RR, Krishna Kumar KV, Varshney RK, Sudini HK (2016) Assessing the prospects of Streptomyces sp. RP1A-12 in managing groundnut stem rot disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. Journal of General Plant Pathology 82:96–104  pdf-2
93 Banerjee A, Halder U, Chaudhry V, Varshney RK, Mantri S, Bandopadhyay (2016) Draft Genome Sequence of the Nonpathogenic, Thermotolerant, and Exopolysaccharide-Producing Bacillus anthracisStrain PFAB2 from Panifala Hot Water Spring in West Bengal, India. Genome Announcements 4(6):e01346-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01346-16  pdf-2
94 RK Saxena RK, M Thudi M, Varshney RK* (2016) Genomics, trait mapping and molecular breeding in pigeonpea and chickpea. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 76:501-511  pdf-2
95 Saxena KB, Sameerkumar CV, Saxena RK, Vijaykumar R, Singh IP, Hingane AJ, Mula MG, Patil SB, Varshney RK (2016) Hybrid pigeonpea: Accomplishments and challenges for the next decade. Legumes Perspectives 11: 30-32 pdf-2
 96 Saxena RK, Saxena KB, Sameerkumar CV, Singh NP, Varshney RK (2016):Strategies for pigeonpea improvement. Legumes Perspectives 11: 50-51 pdf-2
97 Sameerkumar CV, Singh IP, Vijaykumar R, Patil SB, Tathineni R, Mula MG, Saxena RK, Hingane AJ, Rathore A, Reddy CR, Kumar MN, Sudhakar C, Varshney RK (2016): Pigeonpea-A unique jewel in rainfed cropping systems. Legumes Perspectives 11: 8-10  pdf-2
98 Mula MG, Sameerkumar CV, Reddy CR, Monyo E, Saxena RK, Varshney RK (2016) Pigeonpea seed systems in Asia. Legumes Perspectives 11: 44-45  pdf-2