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Dr. Rakesh Manuka

Assistant Professor

Contact:-  079-6180-4300
Email:- rakesh.manuka@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Post-doctoral studies:  Plant Biotechnology(Title“Exploring chemical de-priming and quantitative genetics to improve growth and yield of soybean under abiotic stress”),Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India (Jun 2019- Feb 2021)
  • Ph.D.: Plant Biotechnology (Title “Functional characterization of abiotic stress responsive With No Lysine kinase in Oryzasativa”), BITS PILANI, Goa campus, Goa, India (2019)
  • M.Sc.: Biotechnology, Osmania University, Telangana, India (2013).
  • M.Sc. Dissertation: Plant Biotechnology (Title “Genetic transformation studies on chickpea for insect resistance”), ICRISAT, Hyderabad, Telangana, India (2013)
  • B.Sc. : Biotechnology, Kakatiya University, Telangana, India (2010)

Current Research interest and area working on

  1. Genome wide analysis studies in plants
  2. Plant tissue culture. Genetically modified plants (Transgenic plants)
  3. Plant stress management system

Latest 5 Publications and Book Chapter

  1. Manuka, R., Saddhe, A.A., Srivastava, A. K., Kumar, K., &Suprasanna, P. (2021). Overexpression of rice OsWNK9 promotes arsenite tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Journal of Biotechnology, 332, 114-125 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2021.04.001(Impact factor: 3.307).
  2. Saddhe, A.A., Manuka R., Nikalje, G., &Suprasanna, P. (2020). Halophytes as a potential resource for phytodesalination. Handbook of Halophytes. From Molecules to Ecosystems towards Biosaline Agriculture, 1-21https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17854-3_92-1#DOI(Book chapter)
  3. Saddhe, A.A., Manuka R., &Suprasanna, P. (2020). Plant sugar Transporter: sugars homeostasis and transport under abiotic stress in plants. PhysiologiaPlantarum, 171 (4), 739-755https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ppl.13283(Impact factor: 4.500)
  4. Manuka, R., Suhas, B.K., & Kumar, K. (2019). OsWNK9 mitigates salt and drought stress effects through the modulation of multiple antioxidant systems in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology Reports, 24 (2), 168-181https://doi.org/10.1007/s40502-019-00448-w(Impact factor: 0.90)
  5. Manuka, R., Saddhe, A.A., & Kumar, K. (2018). Expression of OsWNK9 in Arabidopsis conferred tolerance to salt and drought stress. Plant Science, 270, 58-71https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.02.008 (Impact factor: 4.729).

Courses Taught at UG/PG

Plant Biotechnology/ rDNA Technology/ Microbial Genetics/ Microbial Biotechnology/ Cell and Molecular Biology/ Plant Physiology/ Genetics


Important links to follow:

ResearchGate   : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rakesh-Manuka

Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=N-xQixcAAAAJ&hl=en

Orcid                  :https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6872-1600