Shrish Tariq

Shrish Tariq

BSc Agriculture, MSc Biological Sciences

Shrish obtained her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Plant pathology in 2015. During her bachelor's, she studied potato viruses (detection of potato virus Y by DAS-ELISA). And continued her studies to complete a master's in Biological Sciences with a major in plant protection in July 2017.

In her master's research, she investigated the role of exogenous applications of elicitor (salicylic acid and Bion) in the management of the yellow mosaic disease. This disease severely infects pulses crops across the globe (causal agent is begomoviruses). Her research study concludes that exogenous application of salicylic acid and Bion significantly reduces the infection severity of mungbean yellow mosaic India virus (MYMIV). And she also found the expression of antimicrobial proteins involved in signal transduction pathways (pathogenesis-related proteins). This research study presented environmentally friendly results to manage yellow mosaic disease in pulses.

She has also published her work in various journals.

Tariq, S., Akhtar, K.P., Hameed, A., Ullah, N., Amin, I. and Asghar, M.J., 2020. Exogenous Application of Elicitors Induces Biochemical Alterations and Develops Tolerance against Yellow Mosaic Disease in Mungbean. International Journal of Phytopathology, 9(1), pp.01-16.

Tariq, S. and Saleem, K., 2018. Plant Defenses vs Pathogen Weapons: A Continuation of Battlefield: A Mini-review. International Journal of Molecular Microbiology, 1(1), pp.17-22.

After finishing her master's, she joined the national agriculture research center (NARC) as an intern and continued her research on geminiviruses. During her internship, she worked on a germplasm screening project. This project was based on the screening of germplasm against yellow mosaic viruses by molecular markers. During the internship period, Shrish also worked on the characterization of geminiviruses and gained insights into various molecular biology tools and bioinformatics. Besides all this research work, Shrish is pretty much fascinated by viruses and their amazing world and enjoys reading about these biotrophs in her spare time.

Other than studies, Shrish holds a great interest in reading, especially in biographies and science fiction. She also describes herself as an avid reader, learner, and writer. And yes, she is also a sci-fi movie enthusiast.

Articles from Shrish

Is Genetics the Key to the Evolution of Aquaculture?

Is Genetics the Key to the Evolution of Aquaculture?

Pesticide Analysis in Cannabis

Pesticide Analysis in Cannabis

Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology

Effect of pH on Plant Growth

Effect of pH on Plant Growth

Speed Breeding: A Promising Tool for Growing World Population

Speed Breeding: A Promising Tool for Growing World Population

Food Preservation Methods

Food Preservation Methods