Research Publications


Kachroo P*, Liu H, Kachroo A (2020) Salicylic acid: transport and long-distance immune signaling. Current Opinion in Virology 42:53-57

Lim GH, Liu H, Yu K, Liu R, Shine MB, Fernandez J, Burch-Smith T, Mobley JK, McLetchie N, Kachroo A, Kachroo P* (2020) The plant cuticle regulates apoplastic transport of salicylic acid during systemic acquired resistance. Science Advance 6:eaaz0478

DeMers LC, Redekar NR, Kachroo A, Tolin SA, Li S, Saghai Maroof MA* (2020) A transcriptional regulatory network of Rsv3-mediated extreme resistance against Soybean mosaic virus. PLoS One 15:e0231658

Kachroo P*, Kachroo A* (2020) Lipid-modulated trafficking in plants. Molecular Plant 13:351-353



Shine MB, Gao QM, Chowda-Reddy RV, Singh AK, Kachroo P, Kachroo A* (2019) Glycerol-3- phosphate mediates rhizobia-induced systemic signaling in soybean. Nature Communications 10:5303

Lim GH, Zhu S, Zhang K, Hoey T, Deragon JM, Kachroo A, Kachroo P* (2019) The analogous and opposing roles of double-stranded RNA-binding proteins in bacterial resistance. Journal of Experimental Botany 70:1627-1638

Shine MB, Xiao X, Kachroo P, Kachroo A*(2019) Signaling mechanisms underlying systemic acquired resistance to microbial pathogens. Plant Science 279:81-86

Kachroo P*, Kachroo A* (2019) Plant Immunity: a bird's-eye view. Plant Science 279:1- 2

Wang C, Liu R, Lim GH, de Lorenzo L, Yu K, Zhang K, Hunt AG, Kachroo A, Kachroo P* (2019) Pipecolic acid confers systemic immunity by regulating free radicals. Science Advance 4:eaar4509



Kachroo P*, Kachroo A* (2018) Plants Pack a Quiver Full of Arrows. Cell Host Microbe. 23:573-575

Lim GH, Hoey T, Zhu S, Clavel M, Yu K, Navarre D, Kachroo A, Deragon J-M, Kachroo P* (2018) COP1, a negative regulator of photomorphogenesis, positively regulates plant disease resistance via double-stranded RNA binding proteins. PLoS Pathogens 7;14(3):e1006894



Kachroo A*, Vincelli P, Kachroo P (2017) Systemic signaling in plant defense. Phytopathology 107:1452-1461

Lim GH, Singhal R, Kachroo A, Kachroo P* (2017)  Fatty acid- and lipid-mediated signaling in plant defense. Annual Review of Phytopathology 55:505-536



Shine MB, Yang JW, El-Habbak M, Nagyabhyru P, Fu DQ, Navarre D, Ghabrial S, Kachroo P, Kachroo A (2016) Cooperative functioning between phenylalanine ammonia lyase and isochorishmate synthase activities contributes to salicylic acid biosynthesis in soybean. New Phytologist 212:627-636

Lim GH, Kachroo A, Kachroo P. (2016) Role of plasmodesmata and plasmodesmata localizing proteins in systemic immunity. Plant Signaling & Behaviour 11:e1219829

Luan H, Shine MB, Cui X, Chen X, Ma N, Kachroo P, Zhi H, Kachroo A. (2016) The potyviral P3 protein targets eEF1A to promote the unfolded protein response and viral pathogenesis. Plant Physiology 172:221-234

Lim GH, Shine MB, de Lorenzo L, Yu K, Cui W, Navarre D, Hunt AG, Lee J-Y, Kachroo A, Kachroo P. (2016) Plasmodesmata localizing proteins regulate transport and signaling during systemic immunity. Cell Host & Microbe 19:541-549


El-Shetehy M, Wang C, Shine MB, Yu K, Kachroo A, Kachroo P*. (2015) Nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species are required for systemic acquired resistance in plants. Plant Signaling & Behaviour 10:e998544

Gao QM, Zhu S, Kachroo P, Kachroo A*. (2015) Signal regulators of systemic acquired resistance. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:228


Wang JL, Shine MB, Gao QM, Navarre D, Jiang W, Liu CY, Chen QS, Hu GH,Kachroo A (2014) Enhanced Disease Susceptibility1 mediates pathogen resistance and virulence function of a bacterial effector in soybean. Plant Physiology 165: 1269-1284. doi 10.1104/pp.114.242495

Gao QM, Yu KS, Xia Y, Shine MB, Wang CX, Navarre D, Kachroo A, Kachroo P (2014) Mono- and digalactosyldiacylglycerol lipids function nonredundantly to regulate systemic acquired resistance in plants. Cell Reports 9: 1681-1691. doi 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.10.069

Wendehenne D, Gao QM, Kachroo A, Kachroo P. (2014) Free radical-mediated systemic immunity in plants. Current Opinions in Plant Biology 20:127-134.

Wang J, Shine MB, Gao QM, Navarre D, Jiang W, Liu C, Chen Q, Hu G, Kachroo A. (2014) Enhanced Disease Susceptibility1 Mediates Pathogen Resistance and Virulence Function of a Bacterial Effector in Soybean. Plant Physiology 165(3):1269-1284.

Zhu S, Lim GH, Yu K, Jeong RD, Kachroo A, Kachroo P. (2014) RNA silencing components mediate resistance signaling against turnip crinkle virus. Plant Signaling & Behaviour 9(3):e28435.

Gao QM, Kachroo A, Kachroo P (2014) Chemical inducers of systemic immunity in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 65(7):1849-1855.

Selote D, Shine MB, Robin GP, Kachroo A (2014) Soybean NDR1-like proteins bind pathogen effectors and regulate resistance signaling. New Phytologist  202(2):485-498.


Hou J, Ghabrial S, Kachroo A, Agudelo P (2013) Functional analysis of a glutathione S-transferase from reniform nematode on soybean. Journal of Nematology 45: 294-295.

Zhu S, Jeong RD, Lim GH, Yu K, Wang C, Chandra-Shekara AC, Navarre D, Klessig DF, Kachroo A, Kachroo P (2013) Double-stranded RNA-binding protein 4 is required for resistance signaling against viral and bacterial pathogens. Cell Reports 4(6):1168-1184.

Kachroo A, Robin GP (2013) Systemic signaling during plant defense. Current Opinions in Plant Biology 16(4):527-533.

Yu K, Soares JM, Mandal MK, Wang C, Chanda B, Gifford AN, Fowler JS, Navarre D, Kachroo A, Kachroo P (2013) A feedback regulatory loop between G3P and lipid transfer proteins DIR1 and AZI1 mediates azelaic-acid-induced systemic immunity.Cell Reports 3(4):1266-1278.

Selote D, Robin GP, Kachroo A (2013) GmRIN4 protein family members function nonredundantly in soybean race-specific resistance against Pseudomonas syringae.New Phytologist 197(4):1225-1235.


Mandal MK, Chandra-Shekara AC, Jeong RD, Yu K, Zhu S, Chanda B, Navarre D,Kachroo A, Kachroo P (2012) Oleic acid-dependent modulation of NITRIC OXIDE ASSOCIATED1 protein levels regulates nitric oxide-mediated defense signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 24(4):1654-1674.

Xia Y, Yu K, Gao QM, Wilson EV, Navarre D, Kachroo P, Kachroo A (2012) Acyl CoA Binding Proteins are Required for Cuticle Formation and Plant Responses to Microbes. Frontiers in Plant Science 3:224.

Kachroo A, Ghabrial S (2012) Virus-induced gene silencing in soybean. Methods in Molecular Biology 894:287-297.


Mandal MK, Chanda B, Xia Y, Yu K, Sekine KT, Gao QM, Selote D, Kachroo A, Kachroo P (2011) Glycerol-3-phosphate and systemic immunity. Plant Signal Behav. 2011 6(11):1871-874.

Zhu S, Jeong RD, Venugopal SC, Lapchyk L, Navarre D, Kachroo A, Kachroo P (2011) SAG101 forms a ternary complex with EDS1 and PAD4 and is required for resistance signaling against turnip crinkle virus. PLoS Pathogens 7(11):e1002318.

Diaz-Camino C, Annamalai P, Sanchez F, Kachroo A, Ghabrial SA (2011) An effective virus-based gene silencing method for functional genomics studies in common bean. Plant Methods 7:16.

Chanda B, Xia Y, Mandal MK, Yu K, Sekine KT, Gao QM, Selote D, Hu Y, Stromberg A, Navarre D, Kachroo A, Kachroo P. (2011) Glycerol-3-phosphate is a critical mobile inducer of systemic immunity in plants. Nature Genetics 43:421-427.

Singh A, El-Habbak M, Fu D-Q, Ghabrial SA, Kachroo A (2011) Omega-3 fatty acid desaturases regulate seed size and defense to bean pod mottle virus in soybean.Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 24:506-515.

Gao QM, Venugopal S, Navarre D, Kachroo A (2011) Low oleic acid-derived repression of jasmonic acid-inducible defense responses requires the WRKY50 and WRKY51 proteins. Plant Physiology 155(1):464-476.


Selote D, Kachroo A (2010) RIN4-like proteins mediate resistance protein-derived soybean defense against Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Signal Behav. 5(11):1453-1456.