Dr. Rajani Nadgauda

Dr. Rajani Nadgauda
Dean, School of Biological Sciences
Head, Plant Cell And Molecular Biology
Indian Institute of Advanced Research
Koba, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Ph: +91-79-30514212
Fax: +91-79-30514110
E-mail: rajanisniiar.res.in

Research interest:

Plant cell and tissue culture of bioenergy and medicinal plants
Secondary metabolite and biotransformation studies
Development of transgenics
Identification of genetic markers linked to the specific characters
Studies on morphogenetic response of plant cells and tissues at different physiological functions

Research work:

Plant cell and tissue culture of superior genotypes of economically important plants and technology transfer.
Field trials at different locations to test the clonal homogeneity of the plants as well to find suitable crop for waste land development.
Latter studies were carried out with wasteland development foundation Nasik Maharashtra.
Morphogenetic response of embryonal tissue of pines(conifers).
Somatic embryogeny and cryopreservation of mango and cashew
Genetic engineering studies to develop the model systems of pine and turmeric. Somclonal variation in turmeric.

Fellowships of important societies:

Linnean Society of London
Maharashtra academy of sciences
National academy of sciences
Third world organization of woman scientists.

Important Publications:

1. Nadgauda R.S., V.A. Parasharami and A.F. Mascarenhas, (1990) Precocious flowering and seeding behavior in tissue cultured bamboos Nature, 344 (6264): 335-336.

2. M V Shirgurkar,V B Naik,Sara Von Arnold,R S Nadgauda and David H. Clapham An efficient protocol for genetioc transformation and shoot regeneration of Turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn) Accepted Plant Cell Reports, March 25(2006)

3. V A Parasarami, V B Naik, Sara Von Arnold ,R S Nadgauda and David H. Clapham Stable transformation of mature zygotic embryos and regeneration of transgenic plants of Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii Sarg) Plant Cell Reports Jan 24 (2006)

4. Gaurav Mathur, V.A. Alkutkar and R.S. Nadgauda (2003) Cryopreservation of embryogenic cultures of Pinus roxburghii Sarg. Biologia Plantarum 46(2): 205-210.

5. Mathur G., Sara von Arnold and R.S. Nadgauda (2000) Studies on somatic embryogenesis from immature zygotic embryos of chir pine (Pinus roxburghii Sarg.). Current Science.Vol.79 (7) : 999-1004.

6. Poonawala I.S., M.M. Jana and R.S. Nadgauda (1999) Factors influencing bud break and rooting and mass scale micropropagation of three Phragmites species: P. karka, P.communis and P. australis. Plant Cell Rep. 18 : 696-700.

7. Nadgauda R.S, C.K. John and A.F. Mascarenhas (1993) Floral biology and breeding behaviour in bamboo: Dendrocalamus strictus Nees. Tree Physiol. 13: 401-408

8. Nadgauda R.S, N.N. Nagarwala, V.A. Parasharami and A.F. Mascarenhas (1993) Bud break and shoot formation from mature tree explant of Pinus caribaea and Pinus keysia. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. (Plant), 209: 131-134.

9. Nadgauda R.S, C.K. John and A.F. Mascarenhas (1993) Floral biology and breeding behaviour in bamboo: Dendrocalamus strictus Nees. Tree Physiol. 13: 401-408

10. Nadgauda R.S and A.F. Mascarenhas (1986) A method for screening high curcumin containing turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) cultivars in vitro. J.Plant Physiol. 124: 359-364

11. Pooja Patel and Rajani Nadgauda (2014) Development of Simple, Cost Effective Protocol for Micropropagation of Tylophora indica (Burm f.)Merill., An Important Medicinal Plant. British Journal of medicinal Plants (in press)

12. Neeraj Jain, Ganesh B. Patil, Poonam Bhargava, Rajani S. Nadgauda (2014) In Silico Mining of EST-SSRs in Jatropha curcas L. towards Assessing Genetic Polymorphism and Marker Development for Selection of High Oil Yielding Clones. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2014, 5, 1521-1541