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Dr. K. SIVARAJU
M.Sc.,Ph.D.(Biochemistry)
Principal Scientist Contact Address:
Division of Crop chemistry and soil science, Central Tobacco Research Institute, Bhaskar Nagar, RAJAHMUNDRY - 533 105
Phone (Mobile): 9440101367
Email Address: rajuks2002@yahoo.co.in
Employment Record
  • Principal Scientist,  CTRI, Rajahmundry, 8-8-2006 – till date;
  • Senior Scientist,  CTRI, Rajahmundry, 8-8-1998 to 7-7-8-2006
  • Scientist (SS),  CTRI, Rajahmundry, 9-2-1996 to 7-8-1998
  • Scientist,  CTRI, Rajahmundry, 8-8-1989 to 9-2-1996
  • Senior Research Assistant, Central Silk Board, Central tasar research and training institute,  Ranchi,  6-1-1988 to 7-8-1989.
Area of Interest Non-conventional uses of tobacco, quality of tobacco, biochemical and molecular markers (Isozymes, RAPD, AFLP,ISSR and SSR) in tobacco
Publications
  1. Siva Raju, K., Sharma, R.K. and Murthy, T.G.K. (2012). Genetic and evolutionary relationship among Nicotiana species as elucidated by AFLP. J. Agric. Sci. 7 (13): 135-144.
  2. Siva Raju, K.,  Amarnath, S. and Krishnamurthy, V. (2012). Genetic Diversity in Jati and Motihari tobacco types grown in West Bengal by RAPD markers.  Indian J. Agric. Biochem. 25: 31-35.
  3. Siva Raju, K. (2011). Genetic diversity in Indian chewing tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) as revealed by RAPD and SSR markers. Indian J Agric. Sci. 81: 12-17.
  4. Swapna, M., Siva Raju, K., Sharma, R.K., Singh, N.K. and Mohapatra, T. (2010). Single-strand Conformation polymorphism of EST-SSRs: A potential tool for diversity analysis and varietal identification in sugarcane. Plant Mol. Rep. 28: 456-461
  5. Siva Raju, K., Madhav, M.S., Sharma, K.K., Murthy, T.G.K. and Mohapatra, T. (2008). Genetic polymorphism of Indian tobacco types as revealed by amplified fragment length polymorphism. Current Science 94 (5):  633-639.
  6. Siva Raju, K., Madhav, M.S., Sharma, K.K., Murthy, T.G.K., Singh, N.K., Bansal, K.C. and Mohapatra, T. (2008). Molecular diversity in Indian tobacco types as revealed by randomly amplified DNA polymorphism. J. Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology 17: 51-56.
  7. Siva Raju, K., Madhav, M.S. and Murthy, T.G.K. (2008). Molecular diversity in the Nicotiana species as revealed by RAPD. Physiology and Molecular biology of plants 14: 377-382.
  8. Siva Raju, K., Sharma, N.D. and Lodha, M.L. (1998). ATP generation during dissimilatory nitrate reduction in Azorhizobium Caulinodans IRBG46. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 151: 17-21.
  9. Siva Raju, K., Sharma, N.D. and Lodha, M.L. (1997). Effect  of  nitrate  on  nitrogen  fixation  and  nitrate  assimilation  in   Azorhizobium Sesbania symbiotic system. Indian J Exp. Biol. 35: 871-875.
  10. Siva Raju, K., Sheshumadhav, M., Chandrasekhararao, C. and Murthy, T.G.K. (2009). Molecular diversity in the genus Nicotiana as revealed by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA. Indian Journal of Biotechnology 8: 61-66.
Awards/Honors
  • Nirmal Award 1998, For outstanding contribution to chemistry of   tobacco research. ISTS.
  • Gold medal for best  paper 2000. National symposium on tobacco,2000
  • Best poster presentation 2005. National symposium on tobacco,2005
  • GS Murthy Award 2000.  For outstanding contribution to Non-FCV  tobacco research. ISTS.
  • ISTS award 2005. For outstanding contribution in tobacco research for Triennium 2003-5. ISTS.
  • ISTS award 2009. For outstanding contribution in tobacco research for Triennium 2006-8. ISTS.
  • ISTS award 2011. For outstanding contribution in tobacco research for Triennium 2009-11. ISTS.
  • Fellow of ISTS.2011. Indian Society of Tobacco Science,
  • Reviewer: J. Plant Biochem. Biotech.,  Indian J Agric. Sci.,  Indian Agric. Biochem.
  • Associate editor, Tobacco Research: 2003-05; 2007-09
  • Editor: Tobacco Research (2013-15)
  • Technical expert  for NABL
  • PhD guide: ANGRAU, Hyderabad; Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur; YSRHU, Tadepalligudem