FACULTY PROFILE
DR. PULI CHANDRA OBUL REDDY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Senior Scale)
Department of Botany
+91-9908592005 Fax: 08562 225419
pcoreddy@gmail.com; coreddy@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in
Qualification :
M.Sc ., Ph.D.
Work Experience:
S. No. Position held Employer Place of work Duration Nature of work
1 Assistant Professor Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India 27.06.2007to Till date Teaching and ResearchGenomics and Genetic Engineering approaches for Abiotic Stress Tolerance
2 UGC-Raman Postdoctoral Fellow Oklahoma State University, USA - 05-12-2014 to 05-12-2015 Abiotic stress regulated miRNAs, Genome Editing
3 Research Associate International Centre For Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India Plant Molecular Biology Group 01.09.2005To 26.06.2007 Genomics and Genetic Engineering approaches for Abiotic Stress Tolerance
4 DST-DAAD-PPP- Fellow Indo-Germany PPP Applied Biochemistry, Institute of Plant Genetic and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany 4-12-2002 to 25-2-2003 and 14-12-2003 to 4-3-2004 Expression of stress genes in Barley: A Proteomics Approach
Area of research interest :
Genetic Engineering and Functional Genomics of Plants for
1) Abiotic Stress Tolerance
2) Phytoremediation of Uranium and other heavy metals
3) Plant Nitrogen Use Efficiency
Research grants:
S. No. Title Grant Period Cost (Rs. In lakhs) Funding Agency
1. Development of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea, L.) transgenics carrying HD-START transcription factor for improved drought stress tolerance 2009-2012 26.60 Department of Science and Technology (D.S.T), Govt. of India, New Delhi
2 Development of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) transgenics carrying HD-START and DREB1F transcription factors for improved abiotic stress tolerance 2009-2012 20.00 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (C.S.I.R), Govt. of India, New Delhi
3 Phytoremediation of Uranium enriched soils: Molecular, Biochemical and Transgenic approach 2009-2012 25.00 Department of Biotechnology (D.B.T), Govt. of India, New Delhi
4 Screening of small millets for abiotic stress tolerance: A physiological approach 2010-2012 01.50 Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
5 Molecular Tagging of Tobacco Streak Virus gene: Screening Sunflower for Resistance to Tobacco Streak Virus and Mapping the TSV Resistance Gene 2009-2011 09.97 Vibha Agrotech, Ltd, Hyderabad.
6 Molecular tagging of stress tolerant small millet varieties and development of genetic and genomic resources for molecular breeding 2010-2012 02.50 Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
7 Identification of drought responsive microRNAs in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) using drought tolerant and drought sensitive groundnut genotypes 2014-2015 22.86 UGC, New Delhi, In the form of Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Research students (Ph.D awarded/working)
Awarded:
1) Dr. K.Sravani “ Phytoremediation of Uranium: Physiological, Biochemical, Molecular and Transgenic Approach”
2) Dr.P.Varakumar “ Drought Stress Tolerance in Groundnut: Physiological, Biochemical, and Transgenic Approach”
Working:
1) Mr.G.Krishna Kumar (DST-INSIPRE Fellow) “ Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) in Rice”
2) Mr.K.Suresh Raju (DST-INSIPRE Fellow) “Phytoremediation of Uranium: Role of Plant, Microbe Interactions”
Awards and achievements:
• UGC-Raman postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, USA for a period of one year
• Institutional Bio-safety committee member (IBSC), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
• Qualified Radio Safety Officer Certificate ( BARC, Mumbai)
• Recipient of Research Associate Fellowship from DBT sponsored project“Oxidative Stress ESTs in pearl millet” in association with Dr. M.K.Reddy, Plant Molecular group, ICGEB, New Delhi. September 2005 – June 2006.
• Recipient of Senior Research Fellowship in Indo-Russian DST project “Cloning of differentially expressed salt stress responsive genes” in association with Prof. S.K.Sopory, Plant Molecular group, ICGEB, New Delhi. November 2004 – September 2005
• Recipient of DST-DAAD Fellow (German Academic Exchange Services)-PPP (Project based Personnel exchange Programme)-2002” in a project sanctioned to Prof. Chinta Sudhakar, entitled “Expression of stress genes in Barley: A Proteomics Approach” in association with Dr. Hans-Peter Mock, Group leader, Applied Biochemistry group, Institute of Plant Genetic and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany twice. 4-12-2002 to 25-2-2003 and 14-12-2003 to 4-3-2004.
• Recipient of Senior research Fellow in an AP-Netherlands Biotechnology Programme sponsored project entitled “Expression of Stress Induced Genes in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Under Water Stress” in association with Dr. C. Sudhakar, principal Investigator, Department of Botany, S.K.University, ANANTAPUR. April 2004- November 2004.
• Recipient of junior research fellow in an AP-Netherlands Biotechnology Programme sponsored project entitled “Expression of Stress Induced Genes in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) under Water Stress” in association with Dr. C. Sudhakar, principal Investigator, Department of Botany, S.K.University, ANANTAPUR. April 2001- March 2004.
• Invited speaker in “second Refresher Course on Biotechnology”, sponsored by Agri Biotech Foundation, Hyderabad and presented on “Genetic Engineering Approaches for Crop Improvement” on 16-05-2012.
Conference/symposia
attended: 30,
organized: 03.
1) Public Debate on “Biotechnology: Pros and Cons” on Jan 31st 2011
2) UGC-NRCBS-onsite workshop on :Advances in Computational Genomics, 13-20th Feb, 2012
3) National Seminar on “YVU Plant Biology-2014” 24-25th Feb, 2014.
Selected best publications:
1) Hivrale, V., Zheng, Y., Puli, C.O.R., Jagadeeswaran, G., Kakani, G., Barakat, A. and Sunkar, R. Characterization of drought- and heat-responsive microRNAs in switchgrass. Plant Science (2015) 242, 214-223. (ISSN 0168-9452; IF: 3.607; SNIP:1.477; SJR:1.460)
2) Sekhar, A. C., Ramesh, P., Reddy, PCO., Munirathnam, P., Ravisankar, P., Reddy, PVRM and Reddy, CVCM. Inheritance pattern of pigmented traits in foxtail millet (setaria italica (l.) Beauv. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics (2015) (INPRESS; ACCEPTED) (ISSN: 1029-707; IF: 3.607; SNIP: 0.663; SJR:0.203).
3) Banavath, J.N., Konduru, S., Pandit, V., Guduru, K. K., Raju K.S., Podha, S., Akila, C. S., Puli, P. C. O. Assessment of genotypic variation in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) genotypes for chromium tolerance using physiological and biochemical traits. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences (2015) 6(4): (B) 1077-1089. (ISSN 0975-6299; IF: 5.121; SNIP: 0.77; SJR: 0.28).
4) Banavath, J. N., Konduru, S., Pandit, V., Guduru, K. K., Ramesh, P., Podha S., Sekhar, A. C., and Puli, C. O. R.,. Genotypic Differences in Some Physiological and Biochemical Parameters Symptomatic for Nickel (Ni) Induced Stress in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy (2014) 8(3): 224-234. (ISSN 0973-8916; NAAS IF: 4.42; SJR: 0.16).
5) Konduru, S., Puli, C. O. R., Banavath, J. N., Pandit, V., Guduru, K. K and Sekhar, A. C. An improved and optimized method of high quality RNA isolation from recalcitrant plant. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences (2014) 5 (3): B 658 – 665 (ISSN 0975-6299; IF: 5.121; SNIP: 0.77; SJR: 0.28).
6) Madhu Babu T, Chandra Obu Reddy P , Thimma Naik S. Comparative Studies of Protein Patterns in Five Mulberries (Morus Alba L.) Cultivars Through SDS-PAGE. Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry (2014); 8 (4) 30-33. (ISSN 0973-9874)
7) Prasanthi Kumari, Vishnuvardhan Z, Jayanna Naik B, Chandra Obul Reddy P and Babu K. An efficient reproducible method for extraction of high quality RNA from Kodo millet (Paspalum scrobiculatum L.) leaves. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences (2014); 5 (3) : (B) 980 – 986. (ISSN 0975-6299; IF: 5.121; SNIP:0.77; SJR:0.28).
8) Kakumanu Babu, Gorrepate Rosaiah, Banavath Jayanna Naik, Puli Chandra Obul Reddy, Talamala Satyanandam. Reproducible High Quality RNA isolation from Polyphenol Polysaccharide and Protein-rich tissues of a Orphan Legume Crop Blackgram [VIGNA. MUNGO (L.) HEPPER]. International Journal of Agriculture Science Research (2014). 4, 1-8. ISSN 2250-0057; IF (JCC): 4.7987; NAAS:3.53; ICV:3.0).
9) Reddi, K. V.N. R., Rajesh, S. S., Narendra, K., Jangala, S., Reddy, P. C. O., Satya, A. K., Sivaramana, T., and Sekhar, A. C. In vitro anti-venom potential of various Jatropha extracts on neutralizing cytotoxic effect induced by phospholipase A2 of crude venom from Indian cobra (Naja naja). Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology. (2014); 9: 22-28. (ISSN 1991-007X; IF: 1.052; SNIP:0.77; SJR:0.33).
10) T. Chakradhar, B. Pradeep Reddy, N.Srinivas, P.Chandra Obul Reddy Identification and Validation of an Allele Specific Marker Associated with Pungency in Capsicum spp. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy (2013). 7 (1) 544-551. (ISSN 0973-8916; NAAS IF: 4.42; SJR:0.16).
11) C.Subramanyam Reddy, K.Vani, Saurabh Pandey, Ganga Gupta, M.Vijayalakshmi, P.Chandra Obul Reddy, Tanushri Kaul. Manipulating Microbial Phytases for heterologus expression in crops for sustainable nutrition. Annals of Plant Sciences (2013) 02 (10), 436-454. (ISSN:2287-688X).
12) M. Thippeswamy,M. Sivakumar, O. Sudhakarbabu, P. Chandraobul Reddy, G. Veeranagamallaiah, M. Pandurangaiah, M. Ramya, A. Nareshkumar, T. Kirankumar, Sudhakar C. Generation and analysis of drought stressed subtracted expressed sequence tags from safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L. Plant Growth Regulation (2013) 69, 29-41. (ISSN: 0167-6903; IF: 1.672; SNIP:1.119; SJR:0.71).
13) G. S. Ranganayakulu, P. Chandraobulreddy, M. Thippeswamy, G. Veeranagamallaiah, Chinta Sudhakar Identification of drought stress-responsive genes from drought-tolerant groundnut cultivar (Arachis hypogaea L. cv K-134) through analysis of subtracted expressed sequence tags. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (2012).34, 1; 361- 377. (ISSN: 1861-1664; IF: 1.584; SNIP: 1.060; SJR: 0.555).
14) M. Thippeswamy, P. Chandra Obul Reddy, B. Sinilal, M. Shivakumar and Chinta Sudhakar Proline accumulation and the expression of ∆-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase in two safflower cultivars Biolgia Plantarum (2010) 54 (2): 386-390 (ISSN: 0006-3134 ; IF: 1.849; SNIP:0.982; SJR:0.651)
15) P. Chandra Obul Reddy, G. Sairanganayakulu, M. Thippeswamy, P. Sudhakar Reddy , M.K. Reddy Identification of stress-induced genes from the drought tolerant semi-arid legume crop horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam.) Plant Science (2008) 175; 372- 84 (ISSN 0168-9452; IF: 3.607; SNIP:1.477; SJR:1.460).
16) G. Veeranagamallaiah, G. Jyothsnakumari, M. Thippeswamy, P. Chandra Obul Reddy, S. Giridarakumar, G. Sriranganayakulu, Y. Mahesh, B. Rajasekhar, Ch. Madhurarekha,and Chinta Sudhakar Proteomic analysis of salt stress responses in foxtail millet (Setaria italica L. cv. Prasad) seedlings Plant Science (2008) 175; 631–641. (ISSN 0168-9452; IF: 3.607; SNIP:1.477; SJR:1.460).
17) G. Veeranagamallaiah, G. Jyothsnakumari, P. Chandraobul Reddy and Chinta Sudhakar Glutamine synthetase expression and pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase activity influence proline accumulation in two cultivars of foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) with differential salt sensitivity Environmental and Experimental Botany (2007), 60, 239-244. (ISSN 0168-9452; IF: 3.607; SNIP:1.477; SJR:1.460).
18) Jyothsnakumari, A.Matta Reddy, S.Thimma Naik, S.Giridarakumar, J.Prasanthi, G.Ranganayakulu, P. Chandraobul Reddy, and Chinta Sudhakar Biologia Plantarum (2006), 50 (2):219-226. (ISSN: 0006-3134 ; IF: 1.849; SNIP:0.982; SJR:0.651).
19) K.V. Madhusudan, S. Giridarakumar, G.S. Ranganayakulu, P. Chandraobul Reddy and C. Sudhakar Effect of water stress on some physiological responses in two groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) cultivars with contrasting drought tolerance Journal of Plant Biology (2002) 29: 205-208.
Any specific inclusions (books, patents, collaborations etc.):
Book Chapters:
1) Jayanna Naik, B., Varakumar, P., Sravani, K., Krishnakumar, G., Sudhakar, P., Chandra Sekhar, A., and Chandra Obul Reddy, P. 2014. Genetic Engineering of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) for Abiotic Stress Tolerance: Challenges and Prospects. “Abiotic Stress: Challenges and Prospects". Pasala Ratna Kumar (Ed.) Today & Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers, New Delhi (ISBN 81-7019-503-5).
2) Chandra Sekhar A, Chandra Obul Reddy P, Krishnaveni T, Ramesh P and Ratnakar Reddi KVN (2014) Molecular Markers: An array of technological applications in Crop Improvement. Conventional and Emerging Technologies. Biotechnology for Sustainable Development. T. Pullaiah (Ed.)., Regency Publications, New Delhi (ISBN: 9789351307631).
3) Sravani, K., Chandra Obul Reddy, P., Chandra Sekhar, A., Varakumar, P., Krishnakumar, G., and Jayanna Naik, B. 2014. “Remediation of Uranium Contaminated Soils: Conventional and Emerging Technologies. Biotechnology for Sustainable Development. T. Pullaiah (Ed.)., Regency Publications, New Delhi (ISBN: 9789351307631).
4) Thiruveedhi, K., Puli, C. O. R., Akila, C. S., Thammineni, C., Konduru, S., Banavath, J. N., and Pandit, V., (2013). “Real-time PCR: A reliable method for gene expression studies in plants”. T. Pullaiah (Ed.)., Abiotic Stress and Biotechnology (2013) Regency Publications, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-81-89233)
5) Puli, C. O. R., Konduru, S., Banavath, J. N., Pandit, V., Thiruveedhi, K., and Akila, C. S., (2013). ‘Subtractive Hybridization: A Powerful Method to isolate differentially Expressed Genes”. T. Pullaiah (Ed.)., Abiotic Stress and Biotechnology (2013). Regency Publications, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-81-89233)
6) Gutha ,L.R., Puli, C. O. R., Arjula, R.R (2013) “Genetic Engineering of Plants for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance Using Transcription Factors as Tools”. T. Pullaiah (Ed.)., Abiotic Stress and Biotechnology (2013). Regency Publications, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-81-89233)
Collaborations:
* Prof. Ramanjulu Sunkar, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA.
* Dr.M.K.Reddy, Group Leader, Plant Molecular Biology, ICGEB, New Delhi.
* Prof. Chinta Sudhakar, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur.
* Dr. P.Sudhakar Reddy, DST-Inspire Scientist, ICRISAT, Hyderabad.
* Agri Biotech Foundation, Hyderabad
Membership:
* Member American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), USA
* Honorary Life Member “ Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture”

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