Arijit Mukherjee Ph.D.

Associate Professor

LSC 122

(501) 450-5472


Ph.D., Genetics, Clemson University, Dec 2007

Post-doctoral Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jan 2008-Jul 2012

Started at UCA in Aug 2012

Courses Taught:


Molecular Biology

Advanced Genetics

Research Interests:

Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Plant Biology, Plant-microbe symbioses,

Nitrogen fixation in legumes and non-legumes.

Research Webpage:

Selected Publications:

Hiltenbrand R, Thomas J, McCarthy H, Dykema KJ, Spurr A, Newhart H, Winn ME, Mukherjee A (2016), A developmental and molecular view of formation of auxin-induced nodule-like structures in land plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1692.

Palmer AG, Mukherjee A, Stacy DM, Lazar S, Ané JM, Blackwell HE (2016) Interkingdom responses to bacterial quorum sensing signals regulate frequency and rate of nodulation in the legume-rhizobia symbiosis. ChemBioChem 7:1692.

Mitra S, Mukherjee A, Wiley-Kalil A, Das S, Owen H, Reddy PM, Ané JM, James EK, Gyaneshwar P (2016) A rhamnose-deficient lipopolysaccharide mutant of Rhizobium sp. IRBG74 is defective in root colonization and beneficial interactions with its flooding-tolerant hosts Sesbania cannabina and wetland rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 17: 2199.

Palmer, A., Senechal, A., Mukherjee, A., Ané, J.M., Blackwell, H. (2014), Plant Responses to Bacterial N-Acyl L-Homoserine Lactones are Dependent on Enzymatic Degradation to L-Homoserine. ACS Chemical Biology, 9(8): 1834-1845.

Schnabel, E., Karve, A., Kassaw, T., Mukherjee, A., Zhou, X., Hall, T., Frugoli, J. (2012), The M. truncatula SUNN gene is expressed in vascular tissue, similarly to RDN1, consistent with the role of these nodulation regulation genes in long distance signaling, Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7 (1): 4-6.

Mukherjee, A. and Ané, J.M. (2011), Germinating spore exudates from arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: molecular and developmental responses in higher land plants and their regulation by ethylene, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 24: 260-270.

*Schnabel, E., *Mukherjee, A., Smith, L., Kassaw, T., Long, S.R., Frugoli, J. (2010), The lss supernodulation mutant of Medicago truncatula reduces expression of the SUNN gene, Plant Physiology, 154: 1390-1402. *co-first authors