Professor Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy
Vice Chancellor, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, A.P

Research achievements:
Professor Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy has made significant research contributions to the area ofphotosynthesis and its relationship to biomass yields. His first incursion into photosynthesis waslater to lead to regulation of enzymes of carbon assimilation and biomass production in higherplants. He combined his interests in establishing the role of photosynthetic energy and carbon flowfor the biosynthesis of isopentenyl pyrophosphate in a rubber yielding shrub, Guayule. Heunequivocally demonstrated the autonomy of guayule chloroplasts to synthesize the recursorsfor rubber formation. He contributed to the area of photosynthetic metabolite utilization duringrubber formation in Guayule by using isolated and purified chloroplasts for the incorporation ofcarbon from the added 14C ‐ labelled carbon compounds including bicarbonate, pyruvate and 3‐phosphoglycerate into isopentenyl diphosphate (IDP) which showed that guayule chloroplastsutilized Calvin cycle intermediates for IDP biosynthesis. His further work elucidated the role offructose 2,6‐bisphosphate as a signal metabolite controlling the starch and sucrose biosynthesis inleaves of higher plants under limited environmental plant growth conditions. Of late, he has beenactively involved in understanding the role of global climate change on photosynthetic productivityin tree species, with particular reference to elevated CO2 atmosphere. His most recent studiesdissect out the CO2 fertilization effects on photosynthetic gas exchange characteristics, responsesof photosynthetic enzymes consorted with overall plant growth performance in selected fastgrowing tree species.
Awards and Honours:
He is recipient of Young Scientist Award from AP Academy of Sciences; ISCA‐Prof. HiralalChakravarthy Award in Botany; Biotechnology Overseas Associateship Award; Honor Society ofAgriculture Award, Mississippi State University, USA; Visiting Scientist at Johns Hopkins University,USA; Fellow of A.P. Academy of Sciences; Fellow of National Academy of Sciences.
Current Research Interests:
1.Photosynthetic productivity under changing global climate
2.Biofuels from non‐edible oil resources
Some important publications during the last Five years:
1. SHALINI MUDALKAR, R. V. SREEHARSHA and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: A novel aldo‐keto reductase from Jatropha curcas L. (JcAKR) plays a crucial role in the detoxification of methylglyoxal, a potent electrophile.
Journal of Plant Physiology 195: 39‐49 (2016) IF: 2.55
2. B. S. K. CHAITANYA, SUMIT KUMAR, E. ANJANEYULU, R.B.N. PRASAD, P.S. SASTRY andATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Pivotal role of sugar fluxes between the inner integument andendosperm in lipid synthesis during seed ontogeny in Jatropha curcas L.
Industrial Crops and Products 76:1106‐1113 (2015) IF: 2.83
3. B. S. K. CHAITANYA, SUMIT KUMAR, K. SHIVA SANKAR, M. BALAKRISHNA, M.S.L. KARUNA,R.B.N. PRASAD, P.S. SASTRY and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Stage‐specific fatty acid fluxes play aregulatory role in glycerolipid metabolism during seed development in Jatropha curcas.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 63:10811–10821(2015) IF: 2.91
4. RACHAPUDI V. SREEHARSHA, K. MADHANA SEKHAR and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Delayedflowering is associated with lack of photosynthetic acclimation in Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajanL) grown under elevated CO2.
Plant Science 231: 82‐93 (2015) IF: 3.61
5. K. MADHANA SEKHAR, RACHAPUDI V. SREEHARSHA and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Differentialresponses in photosynthesis, growth and biomass yields in two mulberry genotypes grownunder elevated CO2 atmosphere.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 151: 172‐179 (2015) IF: 2.96
6. SURENDER REDDY P, G. JOGESWARA, GIRISH K. R, MAHESWARI, ATTIPALLI R.REDDY, RAJJEEV K. VARSHNEY and P.B. KAVI KISHOR: Proline over‐accumulation alleviatessalt stress and protects photosynthetic and antioxidant enzyme activities in transgenicsorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 94 104‐113 (2015) IF: 2.75
7. DEBASHREE SENGUPTA, DHIRAJ NAIK and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Plant aldo‐ketoreductases(AKRs) as multi‐tasking soldiers involved in diverse plant metabolic processes andstress defense: a structure‐function update
Journal of Plant Physiology 179:40‐55 (2015) IF: 2.55
8. SUMIT KUMAR, B.S.K. CHAITANYA, SREENIVAS GHATTY, ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Growth,reproductive phenology and yield responses of a potential biofuel plant, Jatropha curcas L.grown under projected 2050 levels of elevated CO2.
Physiologia Plantarum 152: 501‐519 (2014) IF: 3.13
9. K. MADHANA SEKHAR, V. S. RACHAPUDI, M. SHALINI and ATTIPALLI R REDDY: Persistentstimulation of photosynthesis in short rotation coppice mulberry under elevated CO2atmosphere.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology: 137:21‐30 (2014) IF: 2.96
10. SHALINI MUDALKAR, RAMESH GOLLA, SRINIVAS GHATTY and ATTIPALLI R REDDY: De novotranscriptome analysis of an imminent biofuel crop, Camelina sativa L. using Illumina GAIIXsequencing platform and identification of SSR markers.
Plant Molecular Biology 84: 159‐171 (2014) IF: 4.25
11. SHALINI MUDALKAR, RAMESH GOLLA, DEBASHREE SENGUPTA, SRINIVAS GHATTY and ATTIPALLIR REDDY: Molecular cloning and characterization of metallothionein type 2a gene from Jatropha curcas L., a promising biofuel plant.
Molecular Biology Reports 41: 113‐124 (2014) IF: 2.02
12. DEBASHREE SENGUPTA, ANIRBAN GUHA and ATTIPALLI R REDDY: Interdependence of plantwater status with photosynthetic performance and root defense responses in Vigna radiata(L) Wilczek under progressive drought stress and recovery.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology: 127: 170‐181 (2013) IF: 2.96
13. ANIRBAN GUHA, DEBASHREE SENGUPTA and ATTIPALLI R REDDY: Polyphasic chlorophyll afluorescence kinetics and leaf protein analysis to track dynamics of photosynthetic performance in mulberry during progressive drought.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology: 119: 71‐83 (2013) IF: 2.96
14. ANIRBAN GUHA and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Leaf functional traits and stem wood characteristicsinfluencing biomass productivity of Mulberry genotypes grown in short‐rotation coppicesystem.
Bioenergy Research 6: 547‐563 (2013) IF: 3.54
15. DEBASHREE SENGUPTA, SHALINI MUDALKAR & ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Detoxification potential andexpression analysis of eutypine reducing aldehyde reductase (VrALR) during progressivedrought and recovery in Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek roots.
Planta 236:1339–1349 (2012) IF: 3.22
16. VENKATESWARLU Y, SATYABALA N, RAO ASVC,, ATTIPALLI R. REDDY, RAJAGOPAL S: Differentialdegradation of photosystem I subunits under iron deficiency in rice.
Journal of Plant Physiology 169:753‐759 (2012) IF: 2.55
17. DEBASHREE SENGUPTA, GOLLA RAMESH, SHALINI MUDALKAR, KOPPOLU RAJA RAJESH KUMAR,PULUGURTHA BHARADWAJA KIRTI and ,ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Molecular cloning andcharacterization of γ‐glutamyl cysteine synthetase (VrγECS) from roots of Vigna radiata(L.)Wilczek under progressive drought stress and recovery.
Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 30: 894‐903 (2012) IF: 1.65
18. GIRISH K. RASINENI, ANIRBAN GUHA and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: Responses of Gmelina arborea, atropical deciduous tree species, to elevated atmospheric CO2: Growth,biomass productivityand carbon sequestration efficacy
Plant Science 181:428‐438 (2011) IF: 3.61
19. DEBASHREE SENGUPTA, M. KANNAN and ATTIPALLI R. REDDY: A root proteomics –basedinsight reveals dynamic regulation of root proteins under progressive drought stress andrecovery in Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek.
Planta 233: 1111‐1127 (2011). IF: 3.2