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Sreenivasa Rao, E.

Sreenivasa Rao, E.
Designation: 
Senior Scientist (Vegetable Science)
Division/Section: 
Division of Vegetable Crops
Specialisation: 
Vegetable breeding and Crop Improvement: Currently working on genetic improvement of watermelon, muskmelon and pumpkin for agromomic traits and resistance to biotic stresses like watermelon bud necrosis virus, Fusarium wilt and Gummy stem blight using molecular tools
Qualification: 
Ph.D
Experience (No. of Years): 
13 Years
Important Publications: 

E S Rao, P Kadirvel, R C. Symonds and Andreas W. Ebert (2013) Relationship between survival and yield related traits in Solanum pimpinellifolium under salt stress Euphytica. DOI 10.1007/s10681-012-0801-2 E S Rao, P Kadirvel, R C. Symonds, S Geethanjali and Andreas W. Ebert (2012) Using SSR markers to map genetic diversity and population structure of Solanum pimpinellifolium for development of a core collection. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 10(1); 38–48 Subramaniam Geethanjali., Palchamy Kadirvel, R. de la Peña, E. S. Rao and Jaw-Fen Wang. (2011) Development of tomato SSR markers from anchored BAC clones of chromosome 12 and their application for genetic diversity analysis and linkage mapping. Euphytica. 178:283–295. E.S.Rao, A.D.Munshi, P.Sinha and Raj Kumar (2008) Genetics of rate limiting disease reaction to Alternaria solani in tomato. Euphytica 159:123-134 A.D.Munshi, Biswhwajit Panda, Bikash Mandal, L.S.Bisht, E.S.Rao and Ravinder Kumar (2008) Genetics of resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Cucumis sativus var. hardwickii R. Alef. Euphytica 164: 501-507.

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

1. Awarded ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Post Graduate Agricultural Research-2007’ by ICAR on 16th July, 2008. 2. Selected for BOYSCAST Fellowship (2008-09) by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India 3. Awarded DwarikaNath Memorial award for best Ph.D. thesis in vegetable science for the year 2005 by Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi. 4. Associateship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India from 2012

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
#319,SFS- 407, Yelahanka,NewtownBangalore, Karanataka,560064
Email Address: 
esrao@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
9945544840
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