Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
DEPARTMENT OF P.G. STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN Biotechnology
Dr. G.R. Naik
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Biotechnology
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga - 585 106
Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-263291 (O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-245633(O)
Residence
H.No.910/67/66, "Ashirwad", Jayanagar, Sedam Road, Gulbarga - 585 105, Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 245337 (R)
+91 9341292638(Cell)
Date of Birth: 13.10.1954
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

1976

Ph.D.

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Topic : Physiological Studies in Sugarcane

1981

Areas of Specialization

Plant Biotechnology

Teaching Experience : 23 years
1.

Worked as Lecturer, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1981  to 1991

2.

Worked as Reader, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1991  to 1995

3.

Working as Professor, P.G. Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1995 to till date

Administrative Experience
1. Chairman, Botany Department, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, September 1991-September 1993.
2. Coordinator and Chairman, Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1994 to 2004.
3. Academic council member, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (1989 – 2003 and 2005 – 2007)
4. Secretary, River valley expedition and Research society of India, Miraj 1979-81.
5. Treasurer, Local organizing committee, Indian Photobiology society symposium, 1980 held at Mahabaleshwar.
6.

Organization Committee member:

i) The International Fe-symposium Zaragoza, Spain, 1993.

ii) International Symposium on Non linear analysis and Fluid Mechanics concerned with Bioscience, Gulbarga, 1992.

iii) Workshop on Environmental Biology, Gulbarga, 1993.

7. Secretary of National Seminar on Biotechnology for Rural and Industrial Development held at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1995 (sponsored by DBT, Government of India).
8. Local Organizing Secretary for All India conference on Cytology and Genetics and Symposium on Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Sept., 1998.
9. DBT (Govt. of India) Nominee/Representative in the IBSC (Institutional Biosafety committee) for the University of Agricultural Sciences, Karnataka from 1999-2007.
10. Member of syllabus committee on Bio-diversity, Govt. of Karnataka, India (KSCST, Bangalore).
11. Editor (Hon.) Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences (Botany) New Delhi, 1995-2000.
12. Convener of Awareness programme on "Terminator Gene Technology" for cotton growers, December 1998.
13. Convener "Workshop on Plant Tissue Culture and Medicinal Plants for unemployed youth", February 1999.
14. Member ‘District Science Centre’, Gulbarga, Advisory Board 2004-2010.
15. Board of Studies, Member, Biotechnology/Botany, Karnataka University, Dharwad, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Mysore University, Mysore, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
16. Member, DBT-JRF, BET Committee, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy : 19

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Dr K.Harinath Babu

Study in selection and characterization of salt tolerant line through sugarcane cell and tissue culture.

1988
2. Dr. G. Lingappa Study in Selection of Fe-efficient lines in Sugarcane from tissue culture 1992
3. Dr. Ravi G.

Tissue culture and bioproductivity studies in fuelwood species Sesbania grandiflora(L) pers

1995
4.

Dr. Fauzia sultana

Tissue culture and physiological studies in mulberry

1995

5. Dr. R Somshekhar A Studies in tissue culture of Prosopis julifora 

1996

6.

Dr. Lata karikar

Physiological studies in mulberry

1996
7.

Dr. Sidrameshwar hiremath

Physiological and tissue culture studies in sugarcane

1996
8.

Dr. V Prasad

Biotechnological studies in sugarcane

1999

9.

Dr. A.B. Vedamurthy

Studies on selection of disease resistant line in sugarcane through cell and tissue culture

1999

10.

Dr. C.S. Patil

Physiological studies during organogenesis in sugarcane tissue culture

2002

11. Dr. John wesley Studies on production of alkaline protease from alkalophilic Bacillus spp.

2002

12. Dr. Lingayya Hiremath

Studies on early detection and Control of red rot disease in sugarcane

2003
13.

Dr. B.R. Manjunath

Molecular studies on some sugarcane cultivars

2005

14. DR. B.N. Devendra

Biotechnological studies in Tylophora indica a vulnerable plant

2006
15. Dr.Virupakshi S. Genomic studies on some sugarcane cultivars 2006
16.

Dr. Shivasharan C.T.

Pilot scale production of alkalophilic protease in Bacillus JB-99

2006
17.

Dr.Gireesh babu

Identification, characterization of aminobutyric acid shunt and study of its response to salt stress in Saccharum officinarum

2006

18.

Dr. Satish R. Gaikwad

Molecular Studies of some sugarcane diseases

2008

19. Dr. M.S.Patil

Studies on biotechnological applications for improving sugar recovery in Indian sugarcane varieties

2008

Master of Philosophy: 20

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Fouizia Sultana Tissue culture and physiological studies in mulberry 1990
2. Pratibha G.S. Studies in production of fungal enzymes and amino acids 1990
3. Lata S. Karikal Studies on effect of salt stress on Sugarcane cell Suspension Culture. 1992
4. Prashantha B. Bindage Commercial Application of Plant Tissue Culture in Gulbarga Area Crops. 1995
5. Rajshekhar S. Babanoor Ratoon Performance of Sugarcane Somaclones in Aland Area 1997
6. Krishna Karjol Tissue Culture Studies in Stevia rebaudiana. 2006
7. Satish G.    
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Research Projects

On going

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Molecular cloning, Sequencing and Over expression of alkaline protease and cellulase free xylanase from thermo alkalophlic Bacillus sp. JB-99 CSIR

3 years

2007-2010

Rs.18.00 Lakhs
2.

Co-ordinator, M.Sc., Teaching programme in Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology project, (in progress).

DBT

(Govt. of India)

1995 to till date.

Rs. 67.0 lakhs

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1.

"Studies in selection of salinity tolerant lines through sugarcane cell culture"  (completed).

DST,

(Govt. of India)

1983-1986

Rs.   5.0 lakhs

2.

"Selection of Fe-Efficient lines in sugarcane through cell and Tissue culture", (completed).

DBT,

(Govt. of India)

1986-1990

Rs. 10.0 lakhs

3.

"Bioproductivity of firewood crops under saline conditions of Gulbarga area", (completed).

DNES

(Govt. of India)

1992-1995

Rs. 10.0 lakhs

4.

"Productivity of sugarcane lines obtained through tissue culture under problem soil conditions of Karnataka" (completed).

KSCST

(Govt. of Karnataka)

1992-1995

Rs.  2.5 lakhs

5.

"Selection of disease resistant lines in sugarcane through cell and tissue culture" (Completed).

DBT

(Govt. of India)

1995-1999

Rs. 10.0 lakhs

6.

"Taptech programme for improving infrastructure facility in Biotechnology Teaching and Research",  (Completed).

AICTE

(Govt. of India)

1995-1997

Rs. 11.5 lakhs

7.

"Combating salinity problem in the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) area" (completed).

MoWR

(Govt. of India)

1997-1999

Rs.   6.5 lakhs

8.

"Biotechnology Training and Demonstration Centre for SC/ST population", (completed).

DBT

(Govt. of India)

1997-2000

Rs. 30.0 lakhs

9.

"Field and Sugarmill Trials of GSBT lines", in coordination with SBI, Coimbatore and University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (completed)

DBT

(Govt. of India)

2000-2004

Rs. 45.0 lakhs

10.

"Development of Immunodiagnostic kits for sugarcane diseases", (Completed).

AICTE

(Govt. of India)

1999-2003

Rs.   7.0 lakhs

11.

“Pilot scale production of alkaline protease and cellulase free xylanase from Bacillus sp. JB-99” (in progress)

CSIR

(Govt. of India)

2004-2007

Rs. 18.0 lakhs

Awards/Honours received:
1. “K.P. Deshmukh Memorial award” (twice) Deccan Sugar Technologists Association (INDIA), Pune has awarded for best paper in Agriculture Section (1981 and 1991).
2. Karnataka State Academy of Advancement of science (KAAS) “Young Scientist Award 1994”.
3. Co-author of the “Best paper award” selected at Hyderabad in the National Seminar of Indian Society of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 1998.
4. Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, “Titular Award”, 1999.
5. “Bharat Jyothi award” 2005 by India international friendhip society, New Delhi.
Books Published
1. Sugarcane Biotechnology, (2000) Oxford  & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi and Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, USA
2. Introduction to Basic Molecular Biology Techniques (2003) Himalaya Publishing House. Mumbai, India.
3. Sugarcane cultivation (Kabbina Besaya) (1994) published by Prasararanga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
Research Publications
National
1. Naik, G.R. (1976). Salinity problem in the sugarcane fields of Maharashtra along Krishna river. Maharashtra Sugar, 2(6): 25-35.
2. Joshi, G.V. and Naik, G.R. (1977). Salinity effect on growth and Photosynthetic productivity in sugarcane variety Co. 740. Indian Sugar, 27:329-332.
3. Nimbalkar, J.D. and Naik, G.R. (1977). Effect of foliar treatment of GA and IAA on organic, inorganic constituents and the rate of photosynthesis in sugarcane variety Co. 740. Maharashtra Sugar, 2(9):9-15.
4. Nimbalkar, J.D. and Naik, G.R. (1977). Effect of preplanting treatment with growth promoters and fungicide on growth and mineral metabolism of sugarcane var. Co. 740. Maharashtra Sugar, 3(1):119-124.
5. Naik, G.R., Joshi, G.V. and Nimbalkar, J.D. (1977). Studies in the decline in sugarcane productivity in the irrigated areas of Krishna river. Proc. DSTA, convention, Pune, 28:39-46.
6. Naik, G.R., Joshi, G.V. and Nimbalkar, J.D. (1978). Physiological studies in shortening of internodes in sugarcane var. co. 740. Proc. DSTA, Convention, Pune, 28:39-46.
7. Naik, G.R. and Joshi, G.V. (1979). Photosynthetic carbon fixation in iron chloritic and recovered green sugarcane leaves. Plant and Soil, 53:505-511.
8. Naik, G.R., Patil, T.M. and Kokate, P.l.S. (1979). Salinity a burning problem in the sugarcane growing areas of Maharashtra. Proc. DSTA, Convention, Part-II, 29:25-30.
9. Joshi, G.V. and Naik, G.R. (1980). Response of sugarcane Var. Co.740 to different types of salt stress. Plant and Soil, 56:255-263.
10. Joshi, G.V. and Naik, G.R. (1980). Photosynthetic characteristics of the different promising sugarcane varieties during early growth period. Proc. DSTA convention, Pune, 30:73-80.
11. Naik, G.R. and Joshi, G.V. (1981). Mineral nutrient balance with different degree of iron chlorosis in sugarcane var. Co. 740. Ind. J. Physiol., 24(1):
12. Naik, G.R. and Joshi, G.V. (1981). Effect of preplanting treatments of growth substances on sugarcane productivity under saline condition. Proc. DSTA, convention, Pune, 31:73-80.
13. Naik, G.R. and Joshi, G.V. (1981). Studies in iron chlorosis in sugarcane: 1. Survey, soil and plant analysis. Maharashtra Sugar, 7(1): 71-76.
14. Joshi, G.V., Naik, G.R., Patil Shailaja and Rajmane, N.A. (1981). Photosynthetic productivity under salt stress. Proc. DAE, Seminar on "Plant Physiology": An under utilized potential for increasing crop productivity", 29-45.
15. Naik, G.R. and Joshi, G.V. (1981). Response of different sugarcane cultivars to iron stress. Proc. DSTA, convention, 32: A-77-1-80.
16. Naik, G.R. and Joshi, G.V. (1983). Ineffectual role of proline metabolism in salt stress sugarcane leaves. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., (Plant Sciences), 92:265-269.
17. Naik, G.R. (1984). Inactive iron in sugarcane leaves and its influence on enzymatic reaction and chloroplast metabolism. J. Plant Nutrition, 7:785-798.
18. Naik, G.R., Patil, T.M. and Hegde, B.A. (1984). Effect of preplanting treatment of growth regulators on photosynthetic productivity in sugarcane grown under saline conditions. Biovignanam, 10(2) : 43-147.
19. Naik, G.R. (1984). Leaf architecture and anatomical studies in sugarcane varieties. Proc. DSTA, 34: A 185-A 188.
20. Naik, G.R. and Joshi, G.V. (1986). Metabolism of exogenous proline in sugarcane Var. Co. 740 under salinity and PEG stress. Current Science, 55(2):104-106.
21. Naik, G.R., Patil, T.M. and Hegde, B, A. (1986). Shift in the photosynthetic carboxylating pattern by iron chlorosis in sugarcane leaves. Photosynthetica, 4(19) : 561-565.
22. Naik, G.R. (1986). Influence of sulphate and chloride salinity on carbohydrate metabolism in sugarcane Var. co. 740. J.Indian Botanical Society, 66:370-372.
23. Naik, G.R. (1987). Use of low-grade iron pyrite as an amendment for calcareous alkaline soil to improve sugarcane productivity in India. J. Plant Nutrition, 11 (6-11): 145-150.
24. Naik, G.R. and Harinath Babu, K. (1987). In vitro response of sugarcane cultivar to salinity tolerance, Proc. DSTA, 37: A 187-A 194.
25. Naik, G.R. and Harinath Babu, K (1989). Re-differentiation of NaCl tolerant sugarcane plants from callus derived resistant lines, Current Science, 57(8): 432.
26. Harinath Babu, K and Naik, G.R. (1989). Studies in enzyme activities of salt stress adopted sugarcane callus and their significance in salt tolerance, Proc. DSTA (39): A 310- A 357.
27. Naik, G.R. and Somashekar, R. (1989). Effect of water stress on ion uptake and on enzyme activities in sugarcane cultivars. Proc. DSTA (39): A 359 - A 369.
28. Naik, G.R., Harinath Babu, K. and Lingappa, G. (1990). Studies on in vitro selection of Fe-efficient lines in sugarcane. Plant and Soil, 129(2): 183-186.
29. Naik, G.R. and Ravindranath, G.E. (1993). Clonal propagation of Sesbania grandiflora (L.) pers. through hypocotyl callus. J.Swamy Botanical Club 10(3): 61-64.
30. Naik, G.R. and Dasharath, P. (1994). Callus and cell suspension culture in Acacia tortilis Forsk. A potential firewood tree. Bioscience Research Bulletin, 10(2): 81-84.
31. Naik, G.R., Somshekar, R. and Sidrameshwar M Hiremath (1993). Effect of water stress on growth and stomatal characteristics in sugarcane cultivars. Indian Sugar, 8: 645-649.
32. Naik, G.R., Ravindranath, G.E., Hiremath, S.M. and Latha, S.K. (1994). Studies on sugarcane cell suspension culture under salt stress condition. Proc. Frontiers in Plant Science research, Hyderabad.
33. C. N. Reddy., Naik, G.R., C.A. Gudige and Rajendra Singh (1993). Effect of seed coat leachetes on seed borne pathogen associated with pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (1) Mill sp.). J. Mycol. and Plant Pathology (revised and submitted)
34. Naik, G.R., Seetharam, Y.N., Ravindranath, G.E. and Kotresha, K. (1994). Effect of Lime stone mining on vegetation near Kurkunta, Gulbarga. Proc.Acad. Environ. Biol., 3(1): 77-81.
35. Fouzia, S. and Naik, G.R. (1995). Physiological studies in green and senescent leaves of Mulberry. Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences. 14B (1): 31-38.
36. Naik.G.R. and Fouzia, S. (1996). Photosynthesis in different Mulberry cultivars. Photosynthetica, 32(3): 425-429.
37. Naik, G.R. and Chikkagouda, N.R. (1997). Production and regeneration of synthetic seeds in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum. L.). Indian Sugar, 125-130.
38. Naik, G.R. and K. Latha (1997). In vitro flowering in Morus alba. Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences, 15 B (2): 129-132.
39. Naik, G.R. and Vedamurthy, A.B. (1997). In vitro evaluation of red-rot toxin influence on sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L. Var. Co.671). Current Science, 73(4): 367-369.
40. Naik, G.R. (1997). Selection of mineral stress resistant lines in sugarcane through biotechnological methods. Plant Nutrition for sustainable food production and environment. Proceedings of the XIII IPNC, Tokyo, Japan.  Published by Kluwer Academic publishers.
41. Prasad, V. and Naik, G.R. (1998). Differential tolerance of sugarcane callus (Co 419) to culture filtrate of Helminthosporium sacchari (Van Breda de Haan). Ind. J. Exp. Biol., 36:328-330.
42. Naik, G.R. and Vedamurthy, A.B. (1998). Influence of red rot toxin on organic contents of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) Var. Coc 671 callus. Indian Sugar, 253-257.
43. Naik, G.R., Jayaraj, Y.M. and T.T.S. Ramachandra Murthy (1997). In vitro influence of Ustilago scitaminea infection on sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) Var. Co. 740 callus. Indian Sugar, 755-759.
44. Naik, G.R. and V.Prasad (1998). In vitro techniques and their potential for disease management in sugarcane. In: Proceedings of the XI Advanced course on sugarcane technology, 16-21st September, Thanjavur. pp. 27-35.
45. Prasad, V. and Naik, G.R. (2000). Plant protoplast isolation - A practical approach. Biochemical Education. 1: 28 (1): 39-40.
46. Somashekar, R. and Naik, G.R. (1997). Effect of salt stress on organic constituents in Prosopis juliflora (Swartz.) DC. Acta Botanica Indica, 25 : 211-213.
47. Prasad, V. and Naik, G.R. (2000) In vitro strategies for selection of eye spot resistant sugarcane lines using toxins of Helminthosporium sacchari. Ind. J. Exp. Biol., 38:69-73.
48. Somashekar, R. and Naik, G.R. (1999) Effect of water stress on chlorophyll and proline contents in sugarcane cultivars. Ad Bios. 18(1):37-46.
49. Johnvesly, and Naik, G.R. (2001) Production of bleach stable and halotolerant alkaline protease by an alkaliphilic Bacillus pumulus JB05 isolated from cement industry effluents.  J. Microbiology and Biotechnology 11(4), 558-563.
50. Johnvesly, B. and Naik, G.R. (2001) Studies on production of novel thermostable alkaline protease from thermophilic and alkaliphilic Bacillus sp. JB99 in a chemically defined medium. Process Biochemistry 37 139-144
51. Naik, G.R. and Manjunatha, B. R. (2000) Test tube techniques in cane development.  Proc. Of XIII Advanced course on sugarcane technology, Published by Tamilanadu Cooperative Sugar Federation, Chennai.
52. Naik, G.R. and Prasad, V. (2001) In vitro selection of sugarcane protoclones using pathotoxin of Heminthosporium sacchari (Van Breda de Haan). Indian Sugar 599-603.
53. Naik, G.R. and Jayaraj, Y.M. and Murthy, T.T.S. (2002) Early detection of Sugarcane smut infection by serological (ELISA) technique.  Indian Sugar.  2: 801 – 805.
54. Naik, G.R. (2003) Terminator gene technology. Vijnana Ganga, published by Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Vol.3, No. 3&4, pp. 15-17.
55. Naik, G.R. and Vedamurthy, A.B. (2001) In vitro selection of red rot resistant lines in sugarcane var. CoC 671. Proc. 24th ISSCT Congress, Queensland, Australia, September 2001, 24: 465-467.
56. Naik, G.R. and Manjunatha, B.R. (2001) Molecular marker studies in sugarcane somaclones selected against biotic and abiotic stress conditions.  Workshop on sugarcane molecular biology (September, 2001), Proc. 24th ISSCT Congress, Queensland, Australia 24: 465-467.
57. Johnvesly, B., S.Virupakshi, Gundamma.N.Patil, Ramalingam, Gajanan.R.Naik (2002). Cellulase-free Thermostable Alkaline Xylanase from Thermophilic and Alkalophilic Bacillus sp. JB-99. J.Microbiol Biotechnol. 12 (1).
58. B. Johnvesly, B.R. Manjunatha and G.R. Naik (2002).  Pigeon pea waste as a novel, inexpensive substrate for production of thermostable alkaline protease from thermoalklophilic Bacillus sp. JB-99. Bioresource Technology 82; 61-64.
59. Naik, G.R, Reid, D.M. and Mukherjee, I. (2002) Influence of cytokinins on the methyl jasmonate promoted senescence in Helianthus annus cotyledons. Plant Growth Regulation 38: 61 – 68.
60. Virupakshi, S., Manjunatha, B.R. and Naik, G.R. (2002) In vitro flowering induction in callus from a juvenile explant of sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum L., Var. CoC 671.  Current Science 83 (10): 1195 – 1197.
61. Lingayya Hiremath and Naik, G.R. (2002) Dac – ELISA technique for early detection of red rot pathogen in sugarcane Var. CoC 671. Indian J. Biotechnology 1: 363 – 366.
62. Manjunatha, B.R., Manjunatha, G.T.S., Sarika, C., Roopa, K. and Naik, G.R. (2003) A novel, rapid, inexpensive and highly sensitive experiment for demonstration of DNA damage in human leukocytes by Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis (Comet assay). Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Edu. 33 (1): 34 – 36.
63. Manjunatha, B. R., Virupakshi S and Naik G.R. Peroxidase Isoenzymepolymorphism in popular sugarcane cultivars. Curr. Sci, 85(9).1347-1349.
64. Naik G. R, Manjunatha B. R, Virupakshi S and Gireesh Babu K (2003) Cell and tissue culture for selection of biotic and abiotic stress resistant sugarcane lines and their molecular characterization. Int. Sem. On Sugarcane Genomics and Genetic Transformation. pp 30 – 32.
65. S Virupakshi, Gireesh Babu K, Satish R Gaikwad and Gajanan R. Naik (2003) Production of xylanolytic enzyme by thermoalkaliphilic Bacillus sp. JB-99 in solid state fermentation. Process Biochem 40, 431-435.
66. G.R. Naik. (2004). Salt tolerance in in vitro selected sugarcane lines. In: Gleanings in plant sciences. Ed. N. Rama Swami, N. Pratap Reddy, T. Pullaiah, G.V.S. Murthy and G.P. Rao. Regency Publications, New Delhi. Pp.273-291.
67. Lingayya Hiremath and G.R. Naik (2004) Rapid diagnosis of sugarcane red rot by Dot-immunobinding assay (DIBA) technique, Ind.J. Biotechnol 542-545.
68. G.R. Naik, B.R. Manjunatha, S. Virupakshi and K. Gireesh Babu (2005) Genomic studies in sugarcane for reshaphing the Indian sugar industry. Vijnana Ganga, Vol-4, 85-96
69. Virupakshi S, Gireesh Babu K and Gajanan R. Naik (2005) Production, partial purification and characterization of thermostable alkaline ß-mannanase from Bacillus sp. JB-99 suitable for pulp bleaching. J. Microbiology and Biotechnology 15 (4) 689-693.
70.  G.R. Naik and Gireesh Babu K (2005) Metabolic Engineering-An emerging area in plant biotechnology. Advanced Biotech. Vol III, issue 10 27-30.
71. Virupakhsi S. and Naik, G.R. (2007) Purification of DNA from chloroplast and mitochondria of Sugarcane. Current Science, Vol No.92, 1613 – 1619.
72. Virupakshi  S and Naik G.R. (2008) ISSR  characterization of chloroplast and mitochondrial genome  can indicate the diversity of sugarcane genome for red rot resistance. Sugar Tech (Springer)10(1) 65-70
Research Training Programme:
1. Completed “Radioisotope safety course” at University of Calgary, Canada, June, 2000.
2. Attended (Govt, of India) sponsored training programme in "Plant cell and tissue culture and its application" held at M.S. University of Baroda, India from 10th to 24th December, 1983.
3. Attended the training course in "Biofuels, Bioproductivity and Photosynthesis" sponsored by UNEP held at Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai, India from 10th to 24th December, 1978.
4. Completed training cum workshop on "Physiology of water and salt stress and plant productivity" from 13th to 28th April, 1976 under UNEP centre of Excellence in soil and water management at Harayana Agricultural University, Hissar, India.
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Life membership, Indian science Congress Association, Calcutta.
2. Life Membership Association for Promotion of DNA fingerprinting and application, CCMB, Hyderabad.
3. Member, Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.
4. Member, Deccan Sugar Technology Association, Pune.