Dr.S.Chander Rao
  Principal Scientist, Plant Pathology
M.Sc(Ag), Ph.D


Contact Address :
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research,
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh, India- 500030
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Projects Completed : 5

On-going Projects :

PI-Management of Diseases of Sunflower, as Co PI associated in one institute and two externally funded projects 

Recent Publications (From past 5 years)
  • Chander Rao, S, Kumar PL, Reddy AS, Swamy Krishna T, Waliyar F, Nigam SN, Laxminarasu M and Sharma KK. 2006. Evaluation of transgenic peanut plants against peanut bud necrosis disease (PBND) under greenhouse and field conditions. Indian J. Virology 17(2):135.
  • Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M.,Sujatha, M. and S. Chander Rao. 2009. Analysis of cultural and genetic diversity in A.helianthi and determination of pathogenic variability using wild Helianthus species. Journal of Phytopathology 157 (10): 609-617.
  • Santa Lakshmi Prasad, M. Sujatha M., Chander Rao, S., Sarada and Harvir Singh 2008. A new technique for evaluating sunflower germplasm against Alternaria leaf blight J.Mycol.Pl. Pathol.38 (1): 39-46
  • S. Chander Rao, M. Shantha Lakshmi Prasad, H. Basappa and A.Vijaya Baskar 2009.Host range, source of inoculumn and transmission of tobacco streak virus inciting Sunflower necrosis disease. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 26: 479- 480.
  • Vijay Sheri, Vasavi Singareddy, M. Swetha Gandhi, S. Chander Rao and M. Sujatha. 2009. Development of tissue culture protocols for sunflower. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 26 : 169-170
  • Chander Rao, S., Prasad, R.D. and T. Navneetha, (2010). Evaluation of Trichoderma isolates against Botrytis grey rot of castor. J.Oilseeds Res., Vol. (27): 238-239.
  • Revathi, T., Raoof, M.A. and S.Chander Rao (2010). Molecular analysis of genetic variability of various Fusarium oxysporum f.sp ricini isolates by RAPD. J.Oilseeds Res. Vol. (27):254-255.
  • S. Chander Rao, R.D Prasad, T. Navneetha, N. Nageswara Rao and G. Srinivasa Rao.2011.In vitro evalution of Trichoderma spp. against Phytophthora spp. of safflower. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 29 (spl): 427- 429.
  • R. Venkat Kumar, M. Padmaiah, S N Sudhakara Babu, S Chander Rao, H. Basappa and A J Prabhakaran 2011. Productivity potentials and profitability of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) hybrid DRSH-1 under real farm situations in Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 28 (2): 137-139.
  • M. Sujatha, S. Vijay, S. Vasavi, P. Veera Reddy and S. Chander Rao 2012. .Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cotyledons of mature seeds of multiple genotypes of sunflower (Heliantus annus L.). Plant Cell Tissue Org Cult.110: 275-287
  • Santha Lakshmi Prasad, M. Sujatha ,K., Naresh ,N and S. Chander Rao. 2012. Variability in Sclerotium rolfsii, associated with collar rot of sunflower. Indian Phytopathology. Vol.65 (2): 161-165
Area of expertise : Disease management in Oilseed crops, particularly Sunflower