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Usha Rani, T.R.

Usha Rani, T.R.
Designation: 
Scientist
Division/Section: 
Division of Biotechnology
Specialisation: 
Agriculture Biotechnology
Qualification: 
Ph.D
Experience (No. of Years): 
4
Research Accomplishments: 

1] Cloned and expressed Tobacco streak virus coat protein gene for antibody production. 2] Diagnostics for CMV detection in vegetable crops

Important Publications: 

1] Anjaneya Reddy, B. Krishna Reddy, M. Jalali, S., Patil, M.S. and Usha Rani T.R., 2008, Detection of tospovirus-infecting tomato (Solanum lycopersicon). Indian Journal of Virology., 19(1): 32-35. 2] T R Usharani and T K S Gowda, 2011, Cloning of chitinase gene from Bacillus thuringiensis. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. Vol 10 : 264-269. 3] Usharani T. R., Laxmi,V., Jalali, S and Krishnareddy M, 2012, Duplex PCR to detect both Papaya Ring Spot Virus and Papaya Leaf Curl Virus simultaneously from naturally infected papaya (Carica papaya L). Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 4] Raghupathi, N. Usha Rani, R. Pugalendhi, L. Krishna reddy, M. and Samiyappan, R., 2008, Occurrence of Tobacco streak virus (TSV) in bhendi (Abelmoschus eseculantus l. Moench) in Tamil Nadu. National seminar on Advances in plant pathology for sustainable Agriculture, pp 37. 5]Krishna Reddy, M. Usha Rani R., Lakshmi Devi B., Samuel, D.K. and Jalali, S., 2008, Molecular characterization and complete genome sequence of papaya ring spot virus isolates from Southern India. Second international symposium on Papaya, pp 119. 6]Krishna Reddy, M. Usha Rani R., Anil Kumar K.S. and Madhavi Reddy, K., 2008, Capsicum chlorosis virus (Genus Tospovirus) infecting chili pepper (Capsicum annum) in India. Pl Dis., 92 (10):1469. Book and Book Chapters: 1] Usha Rani Talagavadi Ramamurthy, Siddarame Gowda T. K. (2012) Fungitoxic Chitinase from Bacillus Thuringiensis. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co KG ISBN: 9783847324881 2] M Krishnareddy, T R Usharani, V venkataravanappa and D K Samuel (2012)Papaya (Carica papaya),Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology (Vol -7) pg 133-153.

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

1] Recepient of University gold medal for highest score in BSc(Ag) and MSc (Ag) 2] Won 1st prize for oral presentation on Molecular characterization and complete genome sequence of Tobacco streak virus RNA3 from India under theme Genetic Engineering in International conference on Exploration of Biotechnology by student scholars and Researchers-2012 held at Dept of Biotechnology, Shridevi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sira Road, Tumkur.

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
#126, 7th A main, 3 rd Cross, RPC LAYOUT, VIJAYANAGAR, BANGALORE 40
Email Address: 
usharanitr@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
9900031980
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