M. Santha Lakshmi Prasad, Principal Scientist
M.Sc & Ph.D (Plant Pathology)

 


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

Phone : 040-24598137
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Projects completed :
Integrated management of various diseases of oilseeds - Soyabean and Groundnut. Worked on soybean rust - Principal Investigator  (ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya)

Investigation on Physiological races, epidemiology and management of rice blast disease - Co-Principal Investigator (ICAR RC for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya)

Investigation on Citrus diseases - Co-Principal Investigator (ICAR RC for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya)

 Investigations on major viral diseases of various crops - Co-Principal Investigator (ICAR RC for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya)

Studies on variability in isolates of causal agents of Castor wilt, Safflower wilt and Sunflower Alternaria leaf blight (Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad).
 

On-going Projects :
Institute Projects
Management of major diseases of castor - Principal Investigator.

Management of diseases of Sunflower - Co-Principal Investigator

Collection, evaluation, characterization, maintenance and utilization of castor germplasm - Co-Principal Investigator

AICRP-Castor (Plant Pathology)
Externally Funded Projects
· ICAR Net work project: Outreach programme on “Diagnosis and Management of Leaf Spot Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops” ALCOCERA-Alternaria leaf blight of sunflower - Principal Investigator.

 ICAR Network project : "Development of suitable formulations of potential bioagents for management of various diseases of Sunflower, Safflower and Castor" - AMAAS - Co-Princiapl Investigator

Trainings undertaken (National & International)
· Training programme on “Data Analysis Using SAS” under the NAIP project-‘Strengthening Statistical Computing for NARS’ from 17th -23rd August, 2011 at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )

· Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M., K. Sujatha and N. Naresh. (2010). Morphological and Cultural variation among isolates of Alternaria ricini. Journal of Oilseeds Research. Vo.27: 256- 257.
· N. Naresh, M. Santha Lakshmi Prasad, and K. Sujatha. (2012). Molecular characterization of Alternaria carthami of Safflower using RAPD and ISSR markers” Journal of Oilseeds Research., 29 (Sp. issue): 336-338.
· Usha, D., M. Santha Lakshmi Prasad, N. Naresh, K. Sujatha and R.D. Prasad. (2012). Evaluation of botanicals against Alternaria carthami L. in invitro conditions. J. Oilseeds Res., 29 (Sp. issue): 443-446.

· Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M., Sujatha, M. and Raoof, M.A. (2008). Morphological, pathogenic and genetic variability in castor wilt isolates. Indian Phytopathology 61 (1): 18-27.
· Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M., Sujatha, M., Chander Rao, S., Sarada, C. and Harvir Singh. (2008). A new technique for evaluating sunflower germplasm against Alternaria leaf blight. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 38 (1): 39-46.
· Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M., I.Y.L.N. Murthy, K. Alivelu, S. Chander Rao and Harvir Singh. (2009). Influence of Alternaria blight infection of sunflower head on yield parameters and seed germination. J. Oilseeds Research 26:451-453.
· Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M., M. Sujatha and S. Chander Rao. (2009). Analysis of cultural and genetic diversity in Alternaria helianthi and determination of pathogenic variability using wild Helianthus species. Journal of Phytopathology 157: 609-617.
· Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M., K. Sujatha and S. Chander Rao. (2010). Seed transmission of Alternaria helianthi, incitant of Alternaria Leaf Blight of Sunflower. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 40 (1):63-66.
· Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M., K. Sujatha and N. Naresh. 2012. Variation in morphological and cultural characters of isolates of Alternaria carthami. J. Oilseeds Res., 29 (Sp. issue): 362-364.
· Santha Lakshmi Prasad,M., K. Sujatha, N. Naresh and S.Chander Rao.2012. Variability in Sclerotium rolfsii associated with collar rot of sunflower. Indian Phytopathology 65 (2): 161- 165. 

Area of expertise : Fungal pathology, Integrated disease management, Variability of fungal pathogens.

 Any other relevant information :

· Awarded IARI Senior Fellowship for Ph.D.
· Served at ICAR complex for NEH region, Barapani, Meghalaya for seven years as Scientist and Scientist-SS.
· Associated in identification and release of sunflower variety DRSF 113 in 2007 from DOR.
· Life member of Indian Phytopathological Society and Indian Society of Oilseeds Research.
· Recipient of Best Poster award (Second) for the poster entitled “Molecular characterization of Alternaria carthami of Safflower using RAPD and ISSR markers” during the 8th International Safflower Conference “Safflower research and development in the world: Status and strategies” organized by Indian Society of Oilseeds Research at Hyderabad from 19th-23rd January, 2012.
.  Recognized as Research Supervisor for guiding research scholars for Ph.D. in

         · Genetics, Microbiology of Osmania University Hyderabad.
         · Biotechnology, JNTU, Kukatpally, Hyderabad.

 

Co-PI of AICRP Castor (Plant Pathology)