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Dr. Kiran Singewar

Thünen-Institut für Forstgenetik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 4102 696 141

Post-Doc in Genome Research Group

Since 2021: Research fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Genome Research group, Thünen Institut for Forest Genetics, Grosshansdorf, Germany. Project “TreeHarm”

2017-2021: Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.), Institut für Landwirtschaftliche Verfahrenstechnik, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel & Thünen Institut for Forest Genetics, Grosshansdorf, Germany. “Phylogenetic relationships, marker analysis, and investigation of genes mediating high and low methyl salicylate biosynthesis in different birches (Betula L., Betulaceae)”

2013-2016: Master of Science in AgriGenomics, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany.

2011-2013: Master of Science in Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.

2007-2010: Bachelor’s in Biotechnology, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, India


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      Singewar K, Fladung M (2023) Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) technology to control forest insect pests and fungal pathogens: challenges and opportunities. Funct Integr Genomics 23(2):185, DOI:10.1007/s10142-023-01107-y


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      Singewar K, Moschner CR, Hartung E, Fladung M (2021) Genome-wide bioinformatics analysis revealed putative substrate specificities of SABATH and MES family members in silver birch (Betula pendula). Silvae Genetica 70(1):57-74, DOI:10.2478/sg-2021-0005


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      Singewar K, Fladung M, Robischon M (2021) Methyl salicylate as a signaling compound that contributes to forest ecosystem stability. Trees 35:1755-1769, DOI:10.1007/s00468-021-02191-y


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      Singewar K, Kersten B, Moschner CR, Hartung E, Fladung M (2021) Transcriptome analysis of North American sweet birch (Betula lenta) revealed a higher expression of genes involved in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites than European silver birch (B. pendula). J Plant Res 134(6):1253-1264, DOI:10.1007/s10265-021-01343-y


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      Singewar K, Moschner CR, Hartung E, Fladung M (2020) Identification and analysis of key genes involved in methyl salicylate biosynthesis in different birch species. PLoS One 15(10):e0240246, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0240246


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      Singewar K, Moschner CR, Hartung E, Fladung M (2020) Species determination and phylogenetic relationships of the genus Betula inferred from multiple chloroplast and nuclear regions reveal the high methyl salicylate-producing ability of the ancestor. Trees 34:1131-1146, DOI:10.1007/s00468-020-01984-x


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      Singewar K, Moschner CR, Hartung E, Fladung M (2019) Differentiation, identification, and phylogenetic relationships of methyl salicylate producing birch species through chloroplast and nuclear markers. Genome 62(6):434-435, DOI:10.1139/gen-2019-0083

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