Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
DEPARTMENT OF P.G. STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN BOTANY
Dr. Srinath Rao
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Botany
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga - 585 106
Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-263291(O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-245633(O)
Residence
H.No.5-4, Jay Nagar, University Road, Gulbarga - 585 105, Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-245114 (R)
+91 9986110109(Cell)
Date of Birth:15-12-1954
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Osmania University, Hyderabad-A.P.

1976

Ph.D.

Kakatiya University, Warangal- A.P

Topic :

1980

Areas of Specialization

Ethno medico botany, Biodegradation of environmental waste secondary metabolites from plants and microbes.

Teaching Experience : 13 years
1.

Worked as Lecturer, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1994  to 199

2.

Worked as Reader, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 199  to till date

3.

Working as Professor, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 199  to till date

Administrative Experience
1.

Served as Chairman, Dept. of Botony, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga four times.

2.

BOS Chairman.

Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Madhava Naidu Mutation Breeding and Tissue Culture Studies on Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) 1992
2. Basavaraj K. Tissue Culture studies in Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.Millsp.) 1993
3. Krupanidhi K. Isolation of salinity resistant cell lines and regeneration of plantlets in Cajanus cajan L.Millsp, through tissue culture. 1996
4. Prabhavathi P. Selection of salinity tolerant cell lines in sunflower Vigna radiata through cell and tissue culture 1999
5. Pandurang C. Selection of salinity tolerant cell lines in Sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) through cell and tissue culture. 2000
6. Govind Raju Tissue culture studies in Withinia somnifera. Dunnal. 2003
7. Venugopal Ramesh Bhakri Selection for salinity tolerant cell lines and genetic transformation in tomato (Lycopersium esculentum). 2003
8. S. Ramgopal Rao Selection of the disease resistant and cell lines in sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) through cell and tissue culture. 2003
9. Kiran Kumar S. Ghanti Biotechnology studies in Chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.) 2004
10. Kaviraj Chandrakanth Biotechnology studies in Green gram (Vigna radiata L.) Wilczek. 2005
11. F.T. Zabeen Selection of drought tolerant cell lines in Sugarcane (Sacchrum officinalis Lin.) through cell and tissue culture technique. 2008

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Madhav Naidu   1988
2. Basavaraj Tissue culture and plant regeneration in Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan). 1989
3. Raghunatha M.K. Effect of sodium chloride on callus culture and plants of some Mulberry (Morus  alba). 1990
4. Rafeeqa Begum Studies on the effect of sodium chloride in Cajanus cajan and Atylosia Platycarpa 1990
5. Anju Astikar Tissue culture studies in Vigna radiata L. Wilczek. (Green gram) 1992
6. Padmja Studies on morphogenesis and effect of Fusarium culture filtrate on callus culture Different cultivars of Cicer arietinum 1993
7. G. Chetankumar Tissue culture studies in Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. 1993
8. Prabhavati Patil Effect of NACL on the growth of seedlings and their corresponding callus culture in Vigna radiata L. wilezek. 1994
9. R. Ramesh

Morphogenetic studies and effect of NACL on the growth of callus culture of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum)

1995
10. C. Pandurang Morphogenetic studies ans effect of NACL on callus of sunflower (Helianthus  annuus) 1995
11. B. Govindraju Induction of callus and multiple shoots in Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal.) An important medicinal plant. 1996
12. Vinodini Joshi Tissue culture studies in Cicer arietinum (L.) 1996
13. Azra Yasmeen Regeneration studies in Vigna radiata. 1997
14. Desai Keshava Murthi Tissue culture studies in Cicer arietinum (L.) 1998
15. Deepak Gadgade Effect of NACL on seed germination, seedling growth and callus growth in Cicer arietinum. 2001
16. Kiran Ghanti Somatic embryogenesis, Organogenesis and Agrobacterium mediated transformation in Chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.) 2001
17. Kaviraj. C.P

Somatic embryogenesis, Organogenesis and Agrobacterium mediated transformation in Green gram (Vigna radiata L.)

 
18. Parashuram.Y.J. Callogenesis, somatic embryogenesis and regeneration studies in orghum bicolor. Moench 2004
19. Kavitha Jadhav

Effect of NaCl on germination, growth, enzymes and protein profile in Cajanus cajan (Pigeon Pea)

2007
Research Projects

On going

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. In-Vitro production of Withanolides from cell and hairy root cultures of Withania somnifera Dunal.      

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Effect of cement dust on plants. Gulbarga University Gulbarga    
2. Studies on the selection of salinity resistant cell lines in Cicer arietinum (L.), through cell and tissue culture techniques. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)    
3. Selection of pesticide resistant cell line in Cicer arietinum  (L.), through cell and tissue culture. University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi    
4. Production of disease resistant plants in Cicer arietinum  (L.) through cell and tissue culture Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi    
5. Screening of Pigeon pea genotype for salinity, drought and Disease resistance. Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology Bangalore    
Research Publications
1.

Effect of irradiation on Physiological and morphological variabilities in Abelmoschus esculentus  (L.) Moench. Srinath Rao and Digamber Rao, Proc. Indian Academic Science, 878 (5): 1978.

2. Effect of Griseofluvin on the physiological variabilities in Brassica nigra. P.Krishnamurthy, Digamber Rao, Srinath Rao and Katyani M. J. Indian Botanical Society, 58:137-143, 1980.
3. Effect of Dithane fungiside on physiological and morphological variabilities in Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench. Srinath Rao, Digamber Rao and Katyani M.  J. Indian Botanical Society, 59:137-143, 1980.
4. Induced growth patterns of Trigonell foenum-graceum (.) by maleic hydrazide and fethyl methane sulphonate. Katyani M. Digamber Rao, Srinath Rao and Murthy P. K. J. Indian Botanical Society, 59:53-156, 1980.
5.

Gamma radiation induced physiological variabilities in Phasiolus aureus Roxb. Katyani M. Digamber Rao, Srinath Rao and Murthy P. K. J. Indian Botanical  Society, 59:53-156, 1980.

6.

Studies on the effect of X-ray irradiation on Cymposis tetragonoloda Taub. Srinath Rao and Digamber Rao. Proc. Bot. Soc., Acad. 848: 410-415, 1981.

7.

Effect of gamma rays on secondary xylem of Okra and Gaur: Studies in M. Generation. Srinath Rao and Digamber Rao, Geobios. 11: 37-39, 1984.

8.

X ray induced seven loculed mutant in Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench Authors:Geobios. Srinath Rao 12: 32-39, 1985.

9. Gamma-ray induced physiological and morphological changes in Cymposis tetragonoloda Taub. Srinath Rao and Digamber Rao. Swamy Botanical club. 2: 131-135, 1985.
10.

Effect of Diaethane o dividing root-tip cells and seedling growth in Cicer arietinum (L.). Authors Srinath Rao Swamy Botanical Club 3: 47-49, 1986.

11.

Variation in the soluble seed portion patterns of Cicer arietinum (L.) Mutanta. Srinath Rao and Subba Rao. Swamy Botanical Club 3: 47-49, 1986.

12. In vitro growth responses of chick pea Cicer arietinum (L.) Mutanta. Srinath Rao J. Botanical Club 4 (4). 199-201, 1987.
13.

Gamma-ray induced morphological abnormalities in Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench. Srinath Rao, Digamber Rao and Katyani M. J. Indian Botanical  Society,

14. Effect of cement dust pollution on plants. Srinath Rao. Swamy Bot Club 5 (4).
15. A tissue culture derived pesticide tolerant cell line of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Srinath Rao. Proc.Indian Acad.Sci. (Plant Sciences) 99 (6): 523-527.
16. Callus initiation, growth and plant regeneration in Mulberry (Morus alba) cultivars. Srinath Rao. J.Swamy. Bot. Club 10 (1&2) 17-23, 1993
17. Medicinal plant in and around Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. Srinath Rao J.Swamy. Bot. Club 10 (1&2) 31-35, 1993.
18. Regeneration of plantlets from Sodium chloride tolerant cell lines in Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.). Millsp. Srinath Rao. In. role of Biotechnology in pulse crops, pp 147-155: 1996.
19. Genotypic and explnt differences in establishment of callus and shoot regeneration in Chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.). Srinath Rao. In. role of Biotechnology in pulse crops, pp 159-170: 1996.
20. Invitro selection of Atrazine tolerant cell lines and regeneration of plant lets from the selected cell lines in (Cicer arietinum L.). Srinath Rao. Phytomorphology 47 (3) 269-272. 1997.
21. Effect of Sodium chloride on callus cultures of (Cicer arietinum L.). Srinath Rao Bull. Pure & Appl. Sciences, 17B (2) 81-87, 1998.
22. Role of Biotechnology in production of Secondary metabolites. Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and aromatic plants Vol-II Ed. Irfan A. Khan and Atia Khanum Ukaaz Publications, Hyderabad. 392-409, 1999.
23. “Selection and characterization of NaCl tolerant callus cultures of Vigna radiata (L) Wilzek.” In: Plant tissue culture –Emerging trends. Ed. Kavikishor, P.B., University press Hyderabad. 282-288, 1999.
24. “Tissue culture studies of Centella asiatica.” K.Purushotham Rao, Srinath Rao and M.Sadanandam. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nov-Dec 1999.
25. “Selection of Chickpea cell lines resistant to culture filtrate of Fusarium oxysporum F. sp. Ciceri”. Srinath Rao and Padmaja. M. Phytomorphology , 50 (1), pp. 41-46, 2000.
26.

Somatic embryogenesis and agrobacterium mediated transformation in Chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.). Kiran S Ghanti, Srinath Rao, R B Venugopal, S Ramgopal, C P Kaviraj and Aravind Barad. Plant Cell  Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. 3. (1 & 2): 51 – 58, 2002.

27.

High frequency direct and callus mediated regeneration in  Withania somnifera  Dunal. - A Medicinal plant-. B Govinda raju, S Ramgopal, R B Venugopal, S G Kiran, C P Kaviraj and Srinath Rao. Plant Cell Biotechnology and  Molecular Biology. 4 (1 & 2): 49 – 56, 2003

28. “High frequency shoot regeneration from Phyllanthus amarus  S chum and Thonn. Kiran S Ghanti, B Govinda raju, R B Venugopal, S Ramgopal, C P Kaviraj, F T Z Jabeen, Aravind Barad and Srinath Rao. Indian Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 3. 103 – 107, 2004.
29. “Rapid regeneration of Mentha piperita L. From shoot tip and nodal explants”. Kiran Ghanti. C P Kaviraj, R B Venugopal, F T Z Jabeen, and Srinath Rao Indian Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 3. 594 – 598, 2004.
30. “Regeneration and in vitro flowering from leaf and nodal explants of Solanum nigrum (L.)- An important medicinal plant”. F.T.Z. Jabeen, R.B. Venugopal, G.Kiran, C.P.Kaviraj and Srinath Rao. Plant Cell Biotechnology & Molecular Biology. 6 (1&2) 17-22.2005.
31. “Callus induction and organogenesis from various explants in Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek”. Srinath Rao, Prabavathi Patil and Kaviraj C.P. Indian journal Biotechnology. Vol. 4. 556-560, 2005
32. “Direct and high frequency somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration form hypocotyls of Chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.) a recalcitrant grain legume”. G. Kiran, C.P. Kaviraj, G. Jogeswar, P.B. Kavi Kishor and Srinath Rao. Current Science. Vol. 89, 6 (25), 1012-1018, 2005.
33. “Antimicrobial activity of callus and natural plant extracts of Abrus precatorius (L.)- An important medicinal plant”. C.P. Kaviraj, N.C. Siddaling, R.B. Venugopal, S.G. Kiran, F.T.Z. Jabeen, Y. J. Parashuram and Srinath Rao. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences.  Vol. 7 No. (3), 453-456, 2005.
34. “Comparative antimicrobial activity of callus and natural plant extracts of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wetts”. C.P. Kaviraj, R.B. Venugopal, S.G. Kiran, F.T.Z. Jabeen, and Srinath Rao. Asian journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences.  Vol. 7 No (3), 401-404, 2005.
35. “Regulation of proline biosynthesis, degradation, uptake and transport in higher plants: Its implication in plant growth and abiotic stress tolerance”. P.B.Kavi Kishor, S.Sangam, R.N.Amrutha, P.Sri Laxmi, K.R.Naidu, K.R.S.S.Rao, Sreenath Rao, K.J.Reddy, P.Theriappan and N.Sreenivasulu. Current Science, Vol. 88, No. 3, 10 Feb. 2005.
36. “Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration form cotyledonary explants of Green gram (Vigna radiata L.) Wilczek. A recalcitrant grain legume”. C.P. Kaviraj G Kiran. B. Venugopal, P.B. Kavi Kishor and Srinath Rao In vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology. Vol.42 (2), 134-138, 2006.
37. “Effect of growth regulators, carbon sorce and cell aggregate size on berberine production from cell cultures of Tinospora cordifolia Miers”. B.RamaRao, D.VijayKumar, R.Naga Amrutha, N.Jalaja, K. Vaidyanath, A.Maruthi Rao, Srinath Rao, Rathnagiri Polavarapu and P.B. Kavi Kishor. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, Vol. 2(2) 269-276 (2008).
38.

In vitro Selection of Pigeon pea cell lines and regeneration of plantlets form tolerant callus to culture filtrate of Fusarium odum Buttler”. Srinath  Rao, * K. Basavaraj, C.P. Kaviraj. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. Vol. 7 (1&2) 2006.

39.

“High frequency plant regeneration from shoot tip culture of Chilli (Capsicum  annuum L.). Srinath Rao, G.S Pratibha, Y.J. Parashuram and C.P. Kaviraj. Plant Cell Biotechnology & Molecular Biology. Vol. 7 (3&4): 163-166. 2006.

40.

“In vitro clonal propagation of commercially important and endangered Banana  (Musa accuminata colla.) cv. Red Banana”. Nagappa C, Kaviraj C P, Y.J. Parashuram, Kaveri K and Srinath Rao. (Accepted). “Bioscan”

41. “Antibacterial activity of crude leaf extract of Balanites   aegyptiaca (L.) Del”. M.K. Kaveri and SrinathRao. (Accepted). “Bioscan”
42.

“High root biomass production in auxin-supplemented cultures of Withania somnifera (Dunal)”. Y.J. Parashuram and Srinath Rao. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (Communicated)

43.

“In vitro plant regeneration from cotyledonary leaf callus in Withania  somnifera (Dunal). An important medicinal plant”. Y.J. Parashuram and Srinath Rao. (Communicated).

Refresher Courses Attended
1. Refresher course in Botany, conducted by Academic Staff College, Karnataka University, Dharwad, from 22nd September to 12th October 1991.
2. Refresher course in Botany, conducted by Academic Staff College, Karnataka University, Dharwad, from 8th December to 28th December 1991.
Lectures Delivered at Refresher Course
1.

Department of Applied Botany, Kuvempu University, Shimoga. 29-10-2001

Topics: I. Tissue culture techniques.  II. Applications of Tissue culture in Agriculture.

2.

Department of Biotechnology, Kuvempu University, Shimoga. 08-12-2001

Topics: I. Gene delivery system in plants. II. Protoplast isolation, culture, fusion and selection of hybrids.

Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Life member, Indian Botanical society.
2. Life member, Society for Biology and Biotechnology.
3. Editorial member for Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Journal.
4. Elected member of Indian Plant Tissue Culture Association (IPTCA)
Advanced Training Undergone
1. Techniques in plant cell and tissue culture at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
2. Plant tissue culture and forestry under the post doctoral training programme, 2nd to 7th may, 1988 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
3. Dst sponsored training course in plant tissue culture at Calicut from 14th to 25th October 1991.
4. Development and use of RFLP’s in plant biotechnology at NCL, Pune from 2nd to 23rd December 1992 sponsored by DBT (21days).
5. Short-term work at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer in pulses from 5th May to 6th June 1994 (one month).
6. National workshop on Trends in Genetics from 15th to 30th December 1999, held at Department of Genetics Osmania University, Hyderabad, under UGC – SAP II programme.
Conference Attended Abroad
1.

XIV International Botanical Congress held at Berlin (W), West Germany from 24th July to 1st August 1987.

2. 11th Long Asthan International Symposium held at University of Bristol, Bristol (U.K.) from 11-14th September 1989.
3.

International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Nuturaceutical Plants, March 19-23, 2007 Macon Georgia USA

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes Attended
1. 3rd Indian Botanical Conference held at Lucknow from 28-30th December 1980
2.

8th Annual Conference of the society for the advancement of Botany held in Chandighar, from 27-28th March 1981.

3. 5th Indian Botanical Conference held at Rajkot from 27-29th December 1982.
4. 6th Indian Botanical Conference held at Bhubaneshwar from 28-30th December 1983
5. 7th Indian Botanical Conference held at Jaipur from 28-30 December 1984.
6. 8th Indian Botanical Conference held at Hyderabad from 28-30 December 1985.
7. International Conference on pesticide toxicity and risk assessment held at Lucknow from 27-31st October 1985.
8. Work shop on industrial sewage affluent: Environmental hazards and remedies, at Vignan Bhavan New Delhi from 22-24th February 1988.
9. International congress on plant physiology held at New Delhi in the year 1988.
10. 11th Indian Botanical Conference held at Triuchanapalli from 2-4th January 1986.
11. National Seminar on Red gram organized by University of Agriculture science Dharwad, and Agriculture research station Gulbarga, held at Gulbarga from 6-7th February 1987.
12. National seminar on Recent Advance in plant cell research at Trivendrum (Kerala) from 7-9th June 1989.
13. International Conference on Non-Linear analysis concerned with Biosciences at Gulbarga from 29th August to 1st September 1982.
14. National Seminar on Biotechnology for Rural Industrial Development at Gulbarga from 22-23rd December 1995.
15. National Symposium on Plant Tissue Culture: Commercialization, Diversification of Agriculture and preservation of Fragile Ecosystem held at pant Nagar (U.P) from 10-12th April 1996.
16. National Symposium on Plant Tissue Culture on emerging trends in plant tissue culture and Molecular biology, held at Dept. of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 29-31st January 1997.
17. National Symposium on Commercial aspects of Plant Tissue Culture, Molecular biology and Medicinal plant biotechnology, held at Hamdard University  (Jamia Hamdard) Delhi, from 27-28th February 1998.
18. National Symposium on modern trends in plant sciences held at Kakatiya University, Warangal from 16-17th March 1998.
19. National Seminar on Plant Biotechnology held at Kakatiya University, Warangal from 29-30th June 1999.
20. National Conference on Plant Biotechnology held at Kakatiya University, Warangal from 2-3rd March 2001.
21. 42nd AMI National Conference, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 9-11 November 2001.
22. National Conference on “Perspectives in plant sciences” held at Kakatiya University, Warangal from January 30-31st 2002.
23. National Symposium on Plant Biotechnology: Role in sustainable development held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from 17-19th February 2003.
24. National Symposium on “Biotechnology For A Better Future” held on the occasion of the 26th meeting of the Plant Tissue Culture Association of India. St Aloysius College, Mangalore 15-17 January, 2004.
25. National Symposium on Plant Biotechnology: New Frontiers and 27th Annual meeting of the Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) 18-20 Nov, 2005, CIMAP, Lucknow-UP.
26. International Symposium on Frontiers in Genetics and Biotechnology: Retrospect and prospect held at Department of Genetics Osmania University Hyderabad from 8-10th January 2006.
27. National Symposium on Biotechnology “Invitro regeneration and cloning technique” held at Forest research institute Dehradun from 12-14th October 2006.
28. Awareness Training programme on Biodiversity Related Issues and Peoples biodiversity Register at Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga on 21st sep 2007.
29. National Symposium on Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Perspectives held at Centre for Plant Molecular Biology Osmania University Hyderabad from November 16-17, 2007
30. National Seminar on Currents trends in Biotechnology at Department of Biotechnology, Lal Bahadur College, Warangal from 30th November to 1st December 2007.
31. National Conference on “Medicinal and Aromatic plants” at Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from December 10–12th 2007.
32. 2nd National Conference on Biotechnology for Industrial and Rural Development (NCBIRD 2008) at Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from January 17-19th  2008.
33. National Symposium on “Plant Biotechnology for Conservation, Characterization and Crop Improvement” And 29th Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India), from February 8-10, 2008 held at Department of Biotechnology, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, udaipur. (Raj.)
34. National Conference on “Current Trends in Plant Sciences” organized by Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, Warangal. A.P from 24-25th March, 2008.