Nalam, V.J., Louis, J., and J. Shah. Plant defense against aphids, the pest extraordinaire. Plant science 279, 96-107 (Invited review).

Han, J., Nalam, V.J., Yu, I., and Nachappa, P. Vector Competence of Thrips Species to Transmit Soybean vein necrosis virus. Frontiers in Microbiology 10, 431


Angelella, G., Nalam, V.J., Nachappa, P., White, J., and Kaplan, I. Endosymbionts differentially alter exploratory probing behavior of a nonpersistent plant virus vector. Microbial ecology 76 (2), 453-458

Nalam, V.J., Louis, J., Patel, M., and J. Shah. Arabidopsis-Green Peach Aphid interaction: rearing the insect, no-choice and fecundity assays, and electrical penetration graph technique to study insect feeding behavior. Bio Protoc 8, e1950


Nalam, V.J., Sarowar, S., and J. Shah. Establishment of Fusarium graminearum infection model in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves and floral tissues. Bio Protoc 6, e1877

Nachappa, P., Culkin, C.T., Saya, P.M., Han, J., and Nalam, V.J. Water stress modulates soybean aphid performance, feeding behavior, and virus transmission in soybean. Frontiers in plant science 7, 552​

Selig, P., Keough, S., Nalam, V.J., and Nachappa, P. Jasmonate-dependent plant defenses mediate soybean thrips and soybean aphid performance on soybean. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 10 (4), 273-282



Nalam, V. J., S. Alam, J. Keereetaweep, B. Venables, D. Burdan, H. Lee, H. N. Trick, S. Sarowar, R. Makandar, and J. Shah. Facilitation of Fusarium graminearum infection by 9-lipoxygenases in Arabidopsis and Wheat. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 28: 1142-1152.

Rapp, M., J. Schein, K. Hunt, V. J. Nalam, G. Mourad, and N. Schultes. The solute specificity profiles of nucleobase cation symporter 1 (NCS1) from Zea mays and Setaria viridis illustrate functional flexibility. Protoplasma: 1-13.


Makandar, R.*, V. J. Nalam*, Z. Chowdhury, S. Sarowar, G. Klossner, H. Lee, D. Burdan, H. N. Trick, E. Gobbato, J. E. Parker, and J. Shah. The combined action of ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1, PHYTOALEXIN DEFICIENT4, and SENESCENCE-ASSOCIATED101 promotes salicylic acid-mediated defenses to limit Fusarium graminearum infection in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 28: 943-953.

* Both authors contributed equally to the work.



Book Chapter - Nalam, V. J., and P. Nachappa. 2014. The role of roots in plant defense responses to aboveground herbivores, pp. 369-384, Root Engineering. Springer.



Nalam, V. J., J. Keereetaweep, and J. Shah. The green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, acquires a LIPOXYGENASE5-derived oxylipin from Arabidopsis thaliana, which promotes colonization of the host plant. Plant signaling & behavior 8(1): 1e22735


Nalam, V. J., J. Shah, and P. Nachappa. Emerging role of roots in plant responses to aboveground insect herbivory. Insect Sci. 20:286-296 (Invited review)



Nalam, V.J., Keeretaweep, J., Sarowar, S., and Shah, J. Root-derived oxylipins promote green peach aphid performance on Arabidopsis thaliana foliage. Plant Cell, 24: 1643-1653.

Chaturvedi, R., Venables, B., Petros, R., Nalam, V.J., Li, M., Wang, X., Welti, R., Takemoto, L.J. and Shah, J. An abietane diterpenoid is a potent activator of systemic acquired resistance. Plant J., 71:161-172.

Makandar, R.*, Nalam, V.J.*, Lee, H., Trick, H.N., Dong, Y. and Shah, J. Salicylic acid regulates basal resistance to Fusarium head blight in wheat. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 25:431-439.
* Both authors contributed equally to the work.



Makandar, R., Nalam, V.J., Jeanotte, R., Sparks, A. and Shah, J. Involvement of salicylate and jasmonates signaling pathways in Arabidopsis interaction with Fusarium graminearum. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 23:861-870.



Johnson, E.B., Nalam, V.J., Leonard, J.M., Zemetra, R.S. and Riera-Lizarazu, O. Mapping the compactum, C, locus in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and its relationship to some spike-compacting genes of the Triticeae. Euphytica 163:193-201.



Nalam, V.J., Vales, M.I., Johnson, E.B. and Riera-Lizarazu, O. Map-based analysis of genetic loci on chromosome 2D that affect glume tenacity and the free-threshing character in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 116:135-145.


Nalam, V.J., Vales, M.I., Watson, C.J.W., Kianian, S.F. and Riera-Lizarazu, O. Map based analysis of genes affecting the brittle rachis character in tetraploid wheat (Triticum turgidum L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 112: 373-381.


Nalam, V.J., C.J.W. Watson, M.I. Vales, and Riera-Lizarazu, O. Molecular mapping of tenacious glumes, Tg: a gene involved in the evolution of the free-threshing character of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). In: N.E. Pogna, M. Romano, E.A. Pogna, and G. Galterio (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, p. 595- 597, September 1-6, Paestum, Italy.


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