Sarath Gautam
FYH 251
Lincoln NE 68583-0937



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Gautam Sarath

USDA-ARS Research Molecular Biologist/Biochemist and Adjunct Professor

Area of Expertise:

B.S. Botany Delhi University, India, 1974

M.S. Botany Delhi University, India, 1976

Ph.D. Plant Physiology/Biochemistry University of California-Davis, 1984

Area of Focus

Molecular Biology and Plant Biochemistry

Research Interests

Switchgrass biology and physiological responses to stress and nitrogen nutrition. Seed germination and plant development.

Extension Area of Emphasis

Contribute to the outreach mission of the USDA-ARS


Google Scholar publication list
  • Palmer NA, Basu S, Heng-Moss T, Bradshaw JD, Sarath G, Louis J (2019) Fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda Smith) feeding elicits differential defense responses in upland and lowland switchgrass. PLoS One 14: e0218532. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218352.
  • Palmer NA, Reddy C, Muhle A, Yuen G, Edmé SJ, Tatineni S, Mitchell RB Sarath G (2019) Transcriptome divergence during leaf development in two contrasting switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) cultivars. PLoS One 4: e0222080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222080.
  • Tetreault HM, Gries TL, Palmer NA, Funnell-Harris DL, Sarath G, Sato, S, Clemente TE, Sattler SE (2020) Overexpression of ferulate 5-hydroxylase increases syringyl units in Sorghum bicolor. Plant Molecular Biology 103: 269-285. doi: 10.1007/s11103-020-00991-3.
  • Chanbusarakum L, Cheng P, Aucar S, Sarath G, Palmer NA, Edmé SG, Tobias CM (2020) Responsiveness of related tetraploid and neo-octoploid switchgrass family lines to water deficit stress and recovery. BioEnergy Research 13: 63–78.
  • Becana M, Yruela I, Sarath G, Catalán P, Hargrove MS (2020) Plant hemoglobins, a journey from unicellular green algae to angiosperms. Invited Tansley Review. New Phytologist 2020 Jan 21. Doi: 10.1111/nph.16444.