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Dr. K. Prabhakara Rao
M.Sc.(Ag.); Ph.D., PGDTMA
ScientistContact Address:
Division of crop improvement ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute, RAJAHMUNDRY -533 105, Andhra Pradesh
Phone (Mobile): 7702664572
Email Address: prabhakarabt@yahoo.co.in
Employment Record

*Scientist 2010-till date

* Senior Research Fellow 2006-2010

* Junior Research Fellow 2004-2006

Area of Interest • Biotic stress tolerance or resistance mechanisms in tobacco • Molecular diversity analysis, DNA barcoding and molecular pharming.
Publications
  1. Rao, K.P., Vani, G., Kumar, K., Wankhede, D.P., Mishra, M., Gupta, M., Sinha, A.K. (2011). Arsenic stress activates MAP kinase in rice roots and leaves. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 506 (1): 73-82.
  2. Rao, K.P., Richa, T., Kumar, K., Raghuram, B. and Sinha, A.K. (2010). In silico analysis reveals 75 members of mitogen activated protein kinase kinase kinase gene family in rice. DNA Research 17 (3): 139-153.
  3. Rao, K.P., Vani, G., Kumar, K. and Sinha, A.K. (2009). Rhythmic expression of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase Activity in Rice. Molecules and Cells 28: 417-422.
  4. Rao, K.P., Sarala, K. Murthy, T.G.K., Venugopala Rao, P.V.V. and Suma, M. (2012).  Application of Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) markers in diversity analysis of tobacco types. Tobacco Research 38 (1): 29-33.
  5. Kumar, K., Rao, K.P., Sharma, P. and Sinha, A.K.  (2008). Differential regulation of rice mitogen activated protein kinase kinase (MKK) by abiotic stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 46: 891-897.
  6. Kumar, K., Rao, K.P., Biswas, D. and Sinha, A.K. (2011). Rice WNK1 is regulated by abiotic stress and involved in internal circadian rhythm. Plant Signaling and Behavior 6 (3) (In press).
  7. Hyun, T.K., Kumar, K., Rao, K.P., Sinha, A.K. and Roitsch, T. (2011). Role of α-tocopherol in cellular signaling: α-tocopherol inhibits stress induced mitogen activated protein kinase activation. Plant Biotechnology Reports 5(1): 19-25.
  8. Sarala, K., Murthy, T.G.K., Prabhakara Rao, K. and Ravisankar, H. 2013. Tobacco Research In India: Trends and Developments. Agrotechnology 2 (3): 113.
  9. Venugopala Rao, P.V.V., Sarala, K., Murthy, T.G.K. and Prabhakara Rao, K. (2012).  Evaluation of FCV tobacco advanced breeding lines for yield and quality under northern black soils of Andhra Pradesh. Tobacco Research 38 (1): 29-33.
  10. Sarala, K., Narasimharao, C.V., Murthy, T.G.K., Swamy, A.V.S.R. and Prabhakara Rao, K. (2012). JS-62 and JS-117: high yielding and low tar FCV tobacco lines. Tobacco Research 38 (2): 87-90.
Awards/Honors
  • Pran Vohra award: 99th Indian science Congress Association (ISCA) meeting held during 3rd -7thJanuary 2012 at Bhubaneswar.
  • Recognized as Fellow of Society for Applied biotechnology (2012)
  • Best FOCARS Trainee award : 91st FOCARS (2010) in National Academy of Agricultural Research and Management (NAARM), Hyderabad
  • DST-DAAD Fellowship: Oct 2007-Nov 2007, Joint fellowship programme between Indian and German governments. 
  • Senior Research Fellowship: August 2006 – July 2009; Awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India.
  • Junior Research Fellowship: August 2004-July 2006; Awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India.
  • National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2003: Conducted jointly by University Grants Commission (UGC) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India.