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  • Prof Nataraja Karaba Nalkur

  • Professor
  • University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore
Publications 1992 - 2024

Publications

  • 193
    Journal Articles
  • 11
    Book Chapter
  • 2
    Conference
    Proceedings
  • 12
    Book-chapter
  • 9
    Review
  • 4
    Dissertation-thesis
  • 3
    Note
  • 2
    Short Survey
  • 14
    Projects
  • 13
  • 4
  • 6
  • 39

Citations / H-Index

2741 Citations
26 h-index
2298 Citations

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Expertise

Plant Sciences

Prospecting Genes Linked to Stress Tolerant Traits and Manipulation of Traits Using Endophytes

Personal Information

Prof Nataraja Karaba Nalkur

Male
Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory Department of Crop Physiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (UASB), GKVK Campus
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India - 560065


Experience

  • Professor

    Crop Physiology

    University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

  • Scientist C

    Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

  • Scientist-A

    Rubber Research Institute of India


Qualification

  • PhD

    University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

  • MSc(Agriculture) Crop Physiology

    University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

  • BSc(Forestry)

    University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore


Honours and Awards

2023

Professor G.V. Joshi Memorial Lecture Award

Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi

2021

Fellowship of the KSTA

Karnataka Science & Technology Academy, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru

2020

INSA Teacher Award 2020

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

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2023

Professor G.V. Joshi Memorial Lecture Award

Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi

2021

Fellowship of the KSTA

Karnataka Science & Technology Academy, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru

2020

INSA Teacher Award 2020

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

2018

J. C. Bose Award 2018

Indian Society of Plant Physiology, Pusa, New Delhi

2017

Sir CV Raman Young Scientist State Award 2017

Government of Karnataka

2017

Award for Research Publications (ARP award) 2017

Government of Karnataka

2016

Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute Mobility award 2016-17

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi (visiting professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)

2014

NAMASTE Award 2014

Networking and Mobility Actions for Sustainable Technology and The environment in India, European Union (Erasmus Mundus program)

2011

Linnaeus_Palme Guest faculty

Umea Plant Science Center (UPSC), Umea University Sweden

2006

Visiting Scientist

Department of Plant Breeding, Plant Research, International, Wageningen University (WUR), the Netherlands

2002

BOYSCAST Fellowship

Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi; postdoctoral research at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, USA

1998

Dr. CS. Venkataram Memorial Award (for best original research paper)

PLACROSYM XIII (Plantation Crops Symposium), held at Coimbatore 1998

1997

University Gold Medal (for PhD)

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

1990

University Gold Medal (for UG)

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

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Doctoral Theses Guided

2023

Improvement of resilience to abiotic stress using endophytic fungi in tomato

PALLAVI. N, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2023

Plant-endophytic fungi interaction under contrasting habitats

Sasirekha Munikumar , Groningen University, the Netherlands (Co-Guide/promoter)

2023

Abiotic stress tolerance in crops:Characterization of genes contributing for cellular tolerance identified from Indian mulberry (Morus alba L.)

Hari Singh Meena, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

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2023

Improvement of resilience to abiotic stress using endophytic fungi in tomato

PALLAVI. N, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2023

Plant-endophytic fungi interaction under contrasting habitats

Sasirekha Munikumar , Groningen University, the Netherlands (Co-Guide/promoter)

2023

Abiotic stress tolerance in crops:Characterization of genes contributing for cellular tolerance identified from Indian mulberry (Morus alba L.)

Hari Singh Meena, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2019

Epigenetic regulation under drought stress response in rice: Understanding the DNA methylation pattern

Sapna Harihar, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2018

Prospecting genes associated with drought tolerance from Indian mulberry (Morus alba L.)

Dhanyalakshmi K H, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2015

Transcriptional regulation to enhance drought tolerance in plants: Co-expression of AhBTF3, AhNF-YA7 and EcSAP-ZF in rice and characterization of novel regulator, EcTAF6 in model system

Parvathi M Sreekumar, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2015

Overexpression of transcription factor (TF) associated with drought and epicuticular wax biosynthesis in mulberry (Morus alba L.)

Sajeevan R S, Kuvempu University

2014

Development of transgenic crop plants to improve drought tolerance by over expressing root trait related genes

Nagarjuna KN, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2013

Validation of abiotic stress responsive transcription factors by overexpression in crop plants

Pruthvi,V , University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2013

Engineering drought tolerant traits in rice

Nagaveni, B.H , University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

2011

Functional validation of root growth associated genes by overexpression in model plants for abiotic stress tolerance

Ms. Nethra P, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

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Membership In Professional Bodies

2021

Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

Fellow

2020

Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkotta

Life Member

2014

Indian Society of Plant Physiology (ISPP), New Delhi

Life Member

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2021

Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

Fellow

2020

Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkotta

Life Member

2014

Indian Society of Plant Physiology (ISPP), New Delhi

Life Member

2013

The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Prayagraj, India

Member

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Membership In Committees

2022

Program Advisory Committee, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, SERB, DST, Govt of India

Core Member, PAC

2021

Life Sciences Selection Committee, 2021-Summer Research Fellowship Programme for students and teachers, National Science Academies

Expert Member

2021

SeriBiotech Research Laboratory, Central Silk Board, Kodathi, Bengaluru

Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

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Program Advisory Committee, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, SERB, DST, Govt of India

Core Member, PAC

2021

Life Sciences Selection Committee, 2021-Summer Research Fellowship Programme for students and teachers, National Science Academies

Expert Member

2021

SeriBiotech Research Laboratory, Central Silk Board, Kodathi, Bengaluru

Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

2020

Indian Science Congress (107th), UASB, Bengaluru

Sectional Secretary (Plant Science)

2019

Oranismal and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) - Plant Sciences; DST-SERB, Government of India

Member

2019

ELEVATE Call-2 (FY 2019-20) Grand Finale, Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka

Expert Member

2017

DST- Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), GoI, New Delhi

Expert Member

2017

Scientific Program Committee of XIII-Agriculture Science Congress-2017 on Climate-Smart Agriculture

Member

2016

Life Sciences committee of the Science Academics’ Summer Research Fellowship programme

Expert

2015

Institute Biosafety Committee (IBSC), DBT, Government of India

DBT Nominee

2014

Research Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and Genome Analysis, Rubber Research Institute of India, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, Kottayam Kerala

Expert Member

2014

Board of Studies, University of Mysore

Member

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Research Projects

Improvement of stress adaptive traits in crops using endophytes under different agroecology

Funding Agency : Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Endophytes and their utility for improvement of tea productivity and quality

Funding Agency : Unilever Industries (P) Ltd., Research Centre

Center for Next Generation Technologies (NGT) in Adaptive Agriculture (AA) Supported by the Indian Council for Agriculture Research-Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science & Technology (CAAST)

Funding Agency : Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi

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Improvement of stress adaptive traits in crops using endophytes under different agroecology

Funding Agency : Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Endophytes and their utility for improvement of tea productivity and quality

Funding Agency : Unilever Industries (P) Ltd., Research Centre

Center for Next Generation Technologies (NGT) in Adaptive Agriculture (AA) Supported by the Indian Council for Agriculture Research-Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science & Technology (CAAST)

Funding Agency : Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Genetic enhancement of mulberry by genomic resources: A multi component network project- Discovery and validation of growth and abiotic stress related genes in mulberry

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

Genetic enhancement of mulberry by genomic resources: A multi component network project - Development of new generation transgenic mulberry for drought stress tolerance and characterisation of existing transgenic mulberry for confined field trials

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

Multiplication and evaluation of transgenic mulberry for abiotic stress tolerance and suitability for silkworm rearing

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

DBT-UAS Biotech Hub

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

Phenomics and genomics of ragi (Eleusine coracana)

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

SNP discovery and trait specific transcriptome analysis of Indian mulberry

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

DBT-program support to develop drought tolerant crop varieties by biotechnological approaches: Genes for improving drought tolerance traits: validation of the stress transcriptome of adapted plant species to identify candidate genes

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India (under DBT-drought centre of Research- Coordinated projec

Development of mulberry transgenics over expressing transcription factor associated with drought and epicuticular wax biosynthesis to increase stress tolerance and wax quality

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

Post transcriptional gene silencing approach to understand the functional relevance of cer1 & 6 genes in regulating leaf temperature and water use efficiency

Funding Agency : Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, New Delhi

Cloning and characterization of epicuticular wax synthesizing genes from mulberry (Morus alba L): A potential option to reduce transpiration and post harvest water loss

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.

Integrated center for drought research: Genetic engineering for developing crop plants resistant to abiotic stresses (Phase I & II))

Funding Agency : Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi

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