Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga, Principal Scientist
M.Sc (Ag), Ph.D(Plant Physiology)


Contact Address :
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

Phone : 040-24598155
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Projects completed : 

· Physiological analysis of sesame productivity
· Characterization of germplasm and inbreds of sunflower for physiological traits
· Enhancing genetic male sterility in safflower by physiological means
· Development and characterization of deficiency symptoms in sunflower and safflower
· Characterization of safflower for Physiological traits

On-going Projects :
Studies on WUE and drought tolerance in sunflower
Trainings undertaken (National & International)
· Training program on "Data analysis using SAS" at NAARM from Nov 24-30, 2010

Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )

  • Geetha, P. Saidaiah, A. Sivasankar, J. Suresh, Lakshmi Prayaga and G. Anuradha 2011 Effect of drought stress on partitioning of dry matter and yield in sunflower genotypes. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 29 ( 3 & 4 ): 297- 302
  • Lakshmi  Prayaga, Lakshmamma P, Sarada Cand Alivelu K2012. Response of Safflower Genotypes  to Water Stress Induced by PEG. Journal of Oilseeds Research 29 : 265-268
  • Lakshmi Prayaga  and Lakshmamma P 2012. Characterization of Nutrient Deficiencies in Safflower. Indian Journal of Oilseeds Research 29 : 269-271
  • Lakshmi Prayagaand Lakshmamma P 2009 Effect of growth regulators, emulsifiable oils and shading on branching and yield of sunflower.  Journal of Oilseeds Research, 26; 339-341
  • Lakshmi Prayagaand P Lakshmamma 2007 Characterization of early duration sunflower inbreds for drought tolerance. Proceedings of National seminar on Changing global vegetable oils scenario: issues and challenges. P322-323
  • Lakshmi Prayaga, Lakshmamma P, Sarada C. 2010. Genotypic variation for root characters and WUE in sunflower. In Proceedings of National Symposium on “Climate change and Rainfed Agriculture” February 18-20, 2010, Hyderabad pp157-160
  • Lakshmi Prayaga, P.Lakshmamma and M. Lakshminarayana2010. Contribution of upper leaves to seed yield of castor. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 27: 209-212
  • Sarada C, Lakshmi Prayaga, Lakshmamma P and Alivelu, K 2009  An index to select efficient sunflower genotypes based on physiological characters. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 26; 292-294
  • Sarada C, P Lakshmamma, Lakshmi Prayaga and K Alivelu. 2010. Canonical correlation analysis for determination of interrelationships between root and shoot characters in castor. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 27: 114-116

Area of expertise :  Drought tolerance, source-sink relationships, plant nutritional disorders