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Dr. R. Sripriya

Project Faculty
IPLS programe,    
School of Biological Sciences
Madurai Kamaraj University
Madurai - 625 021, India
Phone: +91-9994967178
Email: alexpriya@gmail.com


 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Merit Certificate for the year 1995 in B. Sc. Zoology awarded for active participation in college activities.
  • Maveeran Sundaralingam Merit Scholarship for the year 2002
  • Maveeran Sundaralingam Merit Scholarship for the year 2003
  • Prof. S. Krishnaswamy endowment prize for securing the highest marks in the University M. Sc. exams for the year 2001-2003.
  • Awarded CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship and declared eligible for lectureship by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Human Resource Development Group, Pusa, New Delhi, India.    

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Sripriya, R., V. Raghupathy and K. Veluthambi. 2008. Generation of selectable marker-free sheath blight resistant transgenic rice plants by efficient co-transformation of a cointegrate vector T-DNA and a binary vector T-DNA in one Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain. Plant Cell Rep. 27:1635-1644.
  • Parameswari,  C., R. Sripriya  and K. Veluthambi. 2010. Establishment of homozygous transgenic rice lines after elimination of unlinked albino traits from transgenic events through segregation. In Vitro Cell. Biol.-Plant. 46:395-402.
  • Sripriya, R., M. Sangeetha, C, Parameswari and K. Veluthambi. 2011. Improved Agrobacterium-mediated co-transformation and selectable marker elimination in transgenic rice by using a high copy number pBin19-derived binary vector. Plant Science.180: 766-774.
  • Mangu Venkata RamanaRao, M.V., C. Parameswari, R. Sripriya and K. Veluthambi. 2011. Transgene stacking and marker elimination in transgenic rice by sequential Agrobacterium-mediated co-transformation with the same selectable marker gene. Plant Cell Reports. 30:1241-1252.
  • Sripriya, R., C. Parameswari and K. Veluthambi. Enhancement of sheath blight resistance in transgenic rice by combined expression of tobacco osmotin (ap24) and rice chitinase (chi11) genes. (Manuscript under preparation)

PRESENTATION IN PROCEEDINGS 

  • Constitutive expression of chitinase gene in White Ponni rice (Oryza sativa L.) variety confers high level of sheath blight resistance. R. Sripriya, G. Sridevi, and K. Veluthambi. Proceedings of the Aqua-terr annual conference March 4, 2006 in School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • Generation of selection marker-free transgenic rice plants by cotransformation of a cointegrate vector T-DNA and a binary vector T-DNA in one Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain. R. Sripriya, V. Ragupathy and K. Veluthambi. 75th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists, New Delhi. 8-11th December 2006.
  • Biosafety of antibiotic resistance genes in transgenic crops: Generation of selection marker-free transgenic rice plants by Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated co-transformation. R. Sripriya, V. Raghupathy, and K. Veluthambi. National workshop on Biosafety Regulatory Frame work: Assessment, decision, Implication and Public – Private Interface. School of Energy Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. 

         
RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Genetic engineering of plants for disease resistance
  • Selectable marker elimination in transgenic plants
  • Plant-microbe interactions.