Prof. S. R. Rao

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

Degree Year University Subject
Ph.D.
(Botany)
1991 University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur,
India
Title of the Ph.D. Thesis:
Cytogenetics of Phlox and Vigna
Masters/M.Sc.
(Botany)
1980 University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India Botany
Bachelors/B.Sc. 1977 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India Botany(Main), Zoology and Chemistry

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Plant Biotechnology and Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, Phylogeny of plants, etc.

Experience: 30 Years approx.

  • Professor (July 16, 2006 - …. present) Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics North- Eastern Hill University Permanent Campus, Mawkynroh, SHILLONG – 793022 (Meghalaya)
  • Professor and Head of the Department (July22, 2008 to Dec.18, 2012; Feb. 19, 2015 to Feb.27, 2018; 2 terms) Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics North- Eastern Hill University Permanent Campus, Umshing -Mawkynroh, SHILLONG – 793022 (Meghalaya)
  • Associate Professor
    (19th May, 2001 -15th July, 2006)
    Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  • Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
    (4th Nov. 2000 - 18th May 2001)
    Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
    (4th Nov. 1996 – 3rd Nov. 2000)
    Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  • Assistant Professor
    (4th Nov1991 - 3rd Nov 1996)
    Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  • Research Associate
    (28th Aug 1988 - 3rd Nov 1991)
    National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR),   New Delhi, India

Teaching Experience:

  • Post Graduate Level: 30 years
    1 year (1984-1985)- Genetics, Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding
    26 years (1991-present) - Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding,
  • Graduate Level: 15 years
    15 years (1991-2006) - Genetics, Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding, Biotechnology

Awards :

  • Awarded DBT National Associate-ship, 1998
  • Awarded Visiting Scientist Fellowship to China by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Under Indian National Science Academy –China Academy of Science (INSACAS) International Exchange Program, and availed from 2012 to 2013.
  • Awarded DBT-CREST Fellowship, 2012 and availed from Jan.05; 2014-April 4; 2014.
  • Awarded Fellowship of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2018.

Ph.D. Awarded/Supervised: 14

SL.NO NAME OF
CANDIDATES
YEAR TOPIC REMARKS 
1.   Mr. Daniel Regie Wahlang 2019 Cytogenetic and molecular analysis of genomic changes induced by colchicine in Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek and Vigna mungo (L.)
Hepper ( Thesis submitted)
North-Eastern
Hill
University
2.   Ms. Judith Mary Lamo 2017 Assessment of genetic diversity and species relationship in the genus Curcuma L. North-Eastern
Hill
University
3.   Mr. Animos Lamare 2017 Molecular Characterization of Different Musa Species With  Special Emphasis on Section Eumusa from Meghalaya North-Eastern
Hill
University
4.   Ms. Archana Ojha 2016 Host range Analysis and Genotypic Characterization of Rhizobia associated With Native Legume of Meghalaya. North-Eastern
Hill
University
5.   Ms. Shamurailatpam 
Anju
2014 Molecular Cytogenetic Studies on
Inter– and Intraspecific       Variation in Vigna Species from North-East
India
North-Eastern
Hill
University
6.   Ms. Keisham Merita Devi 2014  
Analysis of inter– and intra-specific variation in cultivated and wild species of Abelmoschus medik
North-Eastern
Hill
University
7.   Ms. Marlykynti Hynniewta 2014 Cytogenetical  studies in Citrus
species of North-East India
North-Eastern
Hill
University
8.   Ms. Rajkumari Khedasana 2013 Studies on Genetic Basis of Variation
in Genus Cucumis
North-Eastern
Hill
University
9.   Mr. Santosh
Kumar Sharma
2011 Cellular            and      Molecular
Characterization of Natural Genetic 
Variations in Mantisia and
Cymbidium species
North-Eastern
Hill
University
10.   Mrs. Jigyasa Purohit 2009 Cellular            and      Molecular
Characterization of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linn.) Taub. and an
Attempt for Its Genetic Improvement
JNV,
University,
Jodhpur
11.   Ms. Sangeeta Bewal 2007 Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Genetic Variation among Populations of Some Key Stone Species of
Rajasthan
JNV,
University,
Jodhpur
12.   Mrs. Deepika Rawat 2006 Cytogenetical Studies in Some Economically Important Plants of
Rajasthan
JNV,
University,
Jodhpur
13.   Mr. Hardev Ram 2005 Analysis of Genetic Variation among Natural Population of Some Threatened Plants of Rajasthan JNV,
University,
Jodhpur
14.   Mr. Arun Kumar 2000 Cytological Investigations in Some
Important Tree   Species of Rajasthan
JNV,
University,
Jodhpur

Registered Students currently working for Ph.D.  Degree:  2+3*=5
(* Co-Supervisor)

SL.N. NAME             OF
CANDIDATE
  
YEAR
              TOPIC REMARKS
1 Amrita
Choudhury
2018 Genetic fidelity analysis of in vitro regenerants of Curcuma longa L. North-Eastern
Hill University, Shillong
2*. Toshinungla
Ao
2016 Studies on Documentation of Wild edible Mushrooms of Four Districts of Nagaland, Cultivation, Nutritional Assessment and DNA
Profiling of Few Wild Species
Nagaland University
3*. Ms. Anju Hajong 2016 Morpho-Biochemical and molecular characterization of Musa species in Garo Hills, Meghalaya.  North-Eastern
Hill University, Tura
4*.  Ms. Pronomi M. Sangma 2016 Intra-specific morpho-biochemical and molecular characterization of Citrus macroptera Mont. In Garo Hills, Meghalaya North-Eastern
Hill University,
Tura

Administrative responsibilities undertaken: 

  • Member Secretary, Institutional Ethics Committee of Human Samples and Participants (IECHSP), North-Eastern Hill University
  • Chairman, Incubation Centre, North-Eastern Hill University
  • Nodal Officer, NEHU, National Institute Ranking Framework
  • Member, Central Purchase Committee, NEHU
  • President, NEHU-Innovation Council, ACIIE, New Delhi
  • Nodal Officer for Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India) at North-Eastern Hill University. (2016).
  • Member of State Biodiversity Board, Government of Meghalaya, Shillong (June 2013…contd.).

Academic affiliations 

  • Institute of Bio-resource and Sustainable Development, Shillong
    NEHU Tura campus

Research Projects

Research Projects Undertaken (Completed):

  • Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India funded Research Project: “Cytogenetical studies and conservation of novel variations in some important tree species of Rajasthan.”  19951999. (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs.11. 83 Lakhs)
    Prof. S. Rama Rao…… Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India funded Research Project: “Setting up unit for micropropagation and conservation of some important tree species of Rajasthan.” 1993-1999 (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 90.30 Lakhs)
    Prof. S. Rama Rao…… Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Govt. of India funded Consortium Research Project: “Biosystematics of the Genera Vigna, Cucumis and Abelmoschus.”
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 181.6 Lakhs).   2008-2014
    Prof. S.Rama Rao…… Consortium Co-Principal Investigator (CCPI)
  • University Grants Commission, Govt. of India funded Research Project: “Exploration and germplasm collection of Citrus from the North Eastern India and Characterization of Genetic Variability using Cellular and Molecular Approaches”
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 11.01 Lakhs). 2011- 2014
    Prof. S. Rama Rao…… Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India funded Research Project: “Characterization of Rhizobia associated with Native and Wild Legumes of North East India with special emphasis on Meghalaya”
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 36.86 Lakhs).  2011- 2014
    Prof. S.Rama Rao…… Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India funded NE-Twininig Research Project entitled “Whole genome and transcriptome changes as a consequence of allo and auto polyploidy in Vigna L”. 
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 222.03 Lakhs). 2012- 2015
    Prof. S.Rama Rao…… Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India funded Network project entitled “Network Programme for Enrichment and Update of Plant Chromosome Database for Spermatophytes and Archegoniate”
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 222.03 Lakhs). 2015-2018
    Prof. S.Rama Rao…… Principal Investigator (PI)

Research Projects (Ongoing):

  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India funded Research Project entitled, “Diversity and molecular characterization of microsymbiont legume association in Meghalaya and Nagaland for developing consortia with wide host range”
    (Cost of the project-approx.: Rs. 10,526988 ). 2018-2022  
    Prof. S. Rama Rao…….Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India funded Twinning project entitled, “ Whole Genome and Transcriptome Changes as a consequence of allo and auto polyploidy  in Vigna L.: Phase II”
    (Cost of the project-approx.: Rs. 1,0704980 ). 2018-2022
    Prof. S. Rama Rao……..Project Co-ordinator (PC)
  • Government of Meghalaya Sponsored Project entitled, “Micropropagation of Lakadong turmeric”
    (Cost of the project-approx.: Rs. 59,62,000). 2018-2022
    Prof. S. Rama Rao……..Project Co-ordinator (PC)

Publications

  1. Rao, S.R., Raina, S.N and Srivastav, P.K.1982. Induced autotetrapolidy in Phlox drummondii Hook.  Journal of Cytology and Genetics, 17: 53-58. (Impact factor: 0.25)
  2. Srivastav, P.K., Rao, S.R and Raina, S.N.1983. Translocation heterozygosity in Phlox drummondii Hook. The Nucleus, 26: 131-134. (Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating)
  3. Raina, S.N., Srivastav, P.K and Rao, S.R.1986. Nuclear DNA variation in Tephrosia. Genetica, 69: 27-33. (Impact factor: 1.68)
  4. Arya, I.D., Rao, S.R and Raina, S.N.1988. Cytomorphological studies of Trigonella foenum-graecum in autotetraploids in three (C1, C2, C3) generations. Cytologia, 53: 525534. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  5. Arya, I. D and Rao, S. R.1989. Colchicine in evolution of higher polyploids of Sunnhemp (Crotolaria juncea L.). Journal Cytology and Genetics, 24: 173- 178.
  6. Rao, S.R and Chandel, K.P.S.1991. Karyomorphological studies in the cultivated and wild Vigna species in Indian gene center.Cytologia, 56: 47-57. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  7. Pandey, R., Chandel, K.P.S and Rao, S.R.1992. In vitro propagation of Allium tuberosum Rottl. E.x Spreng. by shoot proliferation. Plant Cell Repor, 11: 375-378. (Impact factor: 2.82)
  8. Rao, S.R., Pandey, R. and Chandel, K.P.S.1992. Genetic stability studies in          regenerated plants of Allium tuberosum Rottle. ex. Spreng.- A cytological approach. Cytologia, 57:339347. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  9. Kaur, G., Rathore, T.S., Rao, S.R and Shekhawat, N.S.1992.  In vitro micro-propagation of Caralluma edulis (Edgew.) Benth. & Hook.f. A rare edible plant species of Indian desert. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources, 5: 51-56. (Impact factor: 3.3 NAAS rating)
  10. Shekhawat, N.S., Rathore, T.S., Singh, R.P., Deora, N.S and Rao, S.R.1993. Factors affecting in vitro clonal propagation of Prosopis cineraria. Plant Growth Regulation, 12: 273-280. (Impact factor: 1.67)
  11. Singh, A., Rao, S.R., Singh, R and Chacharkar, M.P.1998. Identification and dose estimation of irradiated onions by chromosomal studies. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 35: 47-50. (Impact factor:1.12)
  12. Choudhary, B.R., Joshi, P and Rao, S.R.2000. Interspecific hybridization    between Brassica carinata and Brassica rapaPlant Breeding, 119:  417-420. (Impact factor: 1.17)
  13. Rao, S. R and Kumar, A.2001. Mutagenic effects of NMU, MMS, EMS, NaZ, γ- rays and induced inversion heterozygosity inPhlox drummondii Hook. The Nucleus, 44: 162-164. (Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating)
  14. Choudhary, B.R., Joshi, P and Rao, S.R.2002. Cytogenetics of Brassica juncea x Brasica rapahybrids and patterns of variation in the hybrid derivatives. Plant Breeding, 121: 292296.(Impact factor: 1.17)
  15. Kumar, A and Rao, S.R.2002. Cytological investigations in some important    tree species of Rajasthan I. Karyomorphological investigations in some species of Anogeissus (DC.) Guill, Perr. & A.Rich.  Silvae Genetica, 51: 100-104.  (Impact factor: 0.43)
  16. Kumar, A and Rao, S.R. 2002. Cytological investigations in some important    tree species of Rajasthan II. Male meiosis studies in the genus Anogeissus (DC.)Guill, Perr. & A.Rich. Caryologia, 55: 63-73. (Impact factor: 0.42)
  17. Kumar, A and Rao, S.R. 2002. Cytological investigations in some important tree species of Rajasthan III. Karyomorphological studies in the genus Salvadora L. Indian Journal of Forestry, 25: 326-330. (Impact factor: 0.92)
  18. Kumar, A., Rao, S.R and Rathore, T.S.2002. Cytological investigations in some important tree species of Rajasthan IV. Male meiosis studies in the genus     Salvadora L. Cytologia, 67: 105-115. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  19. Rao, S.R and Kumar, A.2003.  Cytological investigations in a synaptic variant of Anogeissus sericea var. sericea Brandis (Combretaceae), an important hardwood tree of Rajasthan. Botanical Journal of Linnaean Society, 142: 103-109. (Impact factor: 2.59)
  20. Kumar, A., Rao, S.R and Shekhawat, N. S.2003. Cytological investigations in some important tree species of Rajasthan VI. Radiation induced chromosome aberrations in Anogeissus pendula and A. latifolia. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology, 2: 105- 111. (Impact factor:0.357 )
  21. Kumar, A and Rao, S.R.2003. Chromosome studies in Capparis decidua. The Nucleus, 46:95-98. (Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating)
  22. Kumar, A., Rao, S. R and Ram, H.2004. Morphological diversity in the genus Anogeissus:A multipurpose tree of Rajasthan. The Botanica, 54: 1-6. (Impact factor :)
  23. Devarumath, R.M., Hiremath, S.C. Rao, S.R and Kumar, A.2005. Genome interrelationship in genus Eleusine (Poaceae) as revealed through heteroploid crosses. Caryologia, 58: 300307. (Impact factor:0.42)
  24. Devarumath, R.M., Hiremath, S. C., Rao, S.R., Kumar, A and Bewal, S.2005. Genome analysis of finger millet E. coracana by interspecific hybridization among diploid wild species of Eleusine (Poaceae). Cytologia, 70: 427-434. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  25. Rao, S.R and Raina, S.N.2005. Cytological evaluation of colchitetraploidy in moth bean (Vigna aconitifolia) and its allied species. Journal of Arid Legumes, 2:389-396. (Impact factor: 3.0 NAAS rating)
  26. Joshi, N., Kumar, A., Rao, S.R and Purohit, S.D.2006. Cytological characterization of a rare medicinal herb ‘Safed Musli’ (Chlorophytum borivlianum Sant. ET Fernand.). Cytologia, 71(2): 153- 159. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  27. Rawat, D., Kumar, A and Rao, S. R.2006. Meiotic chromosome studies in Tribulus rajasthanensis, an endemic and threatened medicinal herb of Rajasthan. Cytologia, 71(4):  365-370. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  28. Rawat, D., Kumar, A and Rao, S.R.2007. Studies on cytogenetical variation in Prosopis cineraria (Linn.) Druce- A key stone species of Indian desert.Silvae Genetica, 56: 34.(Impact factor: 0.43)
  29. Joshi, G., Rao, S.R., Sharma, S.K and Bhagobaty, R.K.2007.β chain of T-Cell receptor protein-Structure reduces total energy in simulation process. Advanced Biotech, 11:17- 19. 
  30. Singh, A., Devarumath, R.M., Rao, S.R., Singh, V.P and Raina, S.N.2008. Assessment of genetic diversity, and phylogenetic relationships based on ribosomal DNA repeat unit length variation and Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) sequences in chickpea (Cicer arietinum) cultivars and its wild species. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 55: 6579. (Impact factor: 0.97)
  31. Ram, H., Kumar, A., Sharma, S. K and Rao, S. R.2008. Genetic variation and chromosomal mosaicism in the natural populations of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. from Rajasthan, India. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 26: 328- 343. (Impact factor: 0.92)
  32. Kumar, A., Ram, H., Sharma, S. K and Rao, S. R.2008. Comparative meiotic chromosome studies in nine accessions of Tecomella undulata (Sm.) Seem, threatened tree of Indian desert. Silvae Genetica, 57:301-306. (Impact factor: 0.43)
  33. Bewal, S., Sharma, S. K and Rao, S. R.2008. Analysis of Intra-species genetic variation in Calligonum polygonoides L. (Polygonanceae) – A key stone species of Indian desert. Cytologia, 73: 411-423. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  34. Bewal, S., Sharma, S. K., Parida, A., Shivam, S., Rao,S.Rand Kumar, A.2009. Utilization of RAPD marker to analyze genetic variation in Calligonum polygonoides L. – A key stone species of Thar Desert. International Journal of Integrative Biology, 5: 148-151. 
  35. Bhowmik, S. S. D., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R and Tandon, P.2009. High frequency plantlet regeneration from rhizomatous buds in Mantisiaspathulata Schult and Mantisia wengeri Fisher and analysis of genetic uniformity using RAPD markers. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 47: 140-146. (Impact factor: 1.19)
  36. Bewal, S., Purohit, J., Kumar, A., Khedasana, R and Rao, S. R.2009. Cytogenetical investigation in Colchitetraploids of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 45: 143-154. (Impact factor:0.38)
  37. Dkhar, J., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R and Tandon, P.2010. Molecular phylogenetics and taxonomic reassessment of four Indian representatives of the genus Nymphaea. Aquatic Botany, 93: 135-139, DOI: 10.1016/j. aquabot.  2010. 03. 010. (Impact factor: 2.25)
  38. Sharma, S. K., Khedasana, R., Kumaria, S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2010. Karyo- morphological characterization of natural genetic variation in some threatened Cymbidium species of Northeast India. Caryologia, 63: 99-105. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  39. Sharma, S. K., Rawat, D., Kumar, S., Kumar, A., Kumaria, S and Rao, S.R.2010. Single primer amplification reaction (SPAR) reveals intra-specific natural variation in Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce. Trees, 24(5): 855-864, DOI: 10.1007/s00468-010-0455-4. (Impact factor: 1.6)
  40. Gatpoh,E.M., Sharma, S. K., Rajkumari, K and Rao, S.R.2011. Efficacy of random primerpair arrays in plant genome analysis: a case study of Cucumis for identification of wild and cultivated species. Genetics and Molecular Research, 10(3): 1416-1426. (Impact factor: 0.84).
  41. Sharma, S. K., Kumar, S., Rawat, D., Kumaria, S., Kumar, A and Rao, S.R.2011. Genetic diversity and gene flow estimation in prosopis cineraria (l.) Druce: a key stone tree species of Indian Thar desert. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology,39: 9-13.(Impact factor:1.367) (Impact factor:1.34 )
  42. Sharma, S.K., Bhowmik, S.S.D., Kumaria,S., Tandon, P and Rao, S. R.2011. Low genetic variation revealed by SPAR methods in two critically endangered and endemic species of Mantisialeading to extinction. Biologia Plantarum, 56(2); 292-300.  (Impact factor: 1.69)
  43. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria S., Tandon, P and Rao S.R.2011. Single Primer Amplification Reaction (SPAR) methods reveal the intra-specific natural genetic variation in five species of Cymbidium (Orchidaceae). Gene,483:54-62,DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2011.05.013 (Impact factor: 2.42)
  44. Kumar, S., Kumaria S., Sharma, S.K., Rao S.R and Tandon, P.2011. Genetic diversity assessment of Jatropha curcas L. germplasm from Northeast India. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35:3063-3070  (Impact factor: 3. 32)
  45. Rawat, D., Sharma, S. K, Mahmoudi, A and Rao, S. R.2011. Cytogenetical rationale for probable amphidipliod nature of Dipcadi erythraeum-a rare and endemic plant of Indian Thar Desert. Caryologia, 64 (1): 75-83. (Impact factor: 0.45)
  46. Purohit, J., Mahmoudi, A., Shamurailatpam, A and Rao, S.R.2011. Meiotic chromosome studies in the diversity diagnostic of Cyamposis tetragonoloba accessions: an important gum yielding plant of Indian Thar desert.Indian Journal of Plant Genetic resources, 24(3): 265-270.(Impact factor: 3.3 NAAS rating)
  47. Dixit, T.M., Sutar, S.P., Yadav, S.R., Bhat,K.V and S.R. Rao.2011. Vigna indica, a new name for Vigna trilobata var. pusilla and a note on section Aconitifoliae in India. Rheedea, 21(1):1-7. (Impact factor: 1.8)
  48. Hynniewta, M., Malik, S.K and Rao, S.R.2011. Karyological Studies in Citrus species of North-East India. Comparative Cytogenetics, 5: 11-21. (Impact factor: 0.75)
  49. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2011. Synaptic variation derived plausible cytogenetical basis of rarity and endangeredness of endemic Mantisia spathulata Schult. The Nucleus, 54(2): 85-93.(Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating)
  50. Khan, K., Sharma, S. K., Rao, S. R and Purohit, S. D.2011. Karyomorphological studies in Wrightiatomentosa and W. tinctoria; multipurpose tree species of Aravallis in south-east Rajasthan. Cytologia, 76(2): 125-128. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  51. Dkhar, J., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R and Tandon, P.2011. Sequence characteristics and phylogenetic implications of the nrDNA Internal Transcribed Spacers (ITS) in the genus Nymphaea with focus on some Indian representatives. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 298:93-108, DOI: 10.1007/S00606-011-0526-z. (Impact factor:1.31 )
  52. Purohit, J., Kumar, A., Hynniewta, M and Rao, S.R.2011. Karyomorphological studies in Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linn.) Taub.) –An important gum yielding plant of Rajasthan, India. Cytologia, 76(2): 163-169. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  53. Ram,H., Kumar, A., Sharma,S.K., Ojha, A. and Rao, S.R.2012.  Meiotic studies in Withania Somnifera (L.) Dunal: A threatened medicinal herb of Indian Thar Desert.  American Journal of Plant Science, 3:185-189. (Impact factor:0.27 )
  54. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R. 2012.  Endomitosis in tapetal cells of some Cymbidiums (Orchidaceae). The Nucleus, 55(1): 21-25, DOI: 10.1007/s13237-0120049-1. (Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating)
  55. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2011. Comparative karyomorphological treatise of two endemic and critically endangered species of Mantisia (Zingiberaceae). The Nucleus, 55(1): 51-55, DOI: 10.1007/s13237-012-0053-5.  (Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating)
  56. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2012. Assessment of phylogenetic interrelationships in the genus Cymbidium (Orchidaceae) based on internal transcribed spacer region of rDNA.  Gene, 495: 10-15, DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2011.12.052. (Impact factor: 2.42)
  57. Sharma, S.K., Mehra, P., Kumari J., Kumar, S. Kumaria S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2011. Physical localization and transcriptional activity of 18S-5.8S-26S rRNA gene loci in some Asiatic cymbidiums from north-east India. Gene,      499: 362-366, DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2012.03.007. (Impact factor: 2.42)
  58. Aitawade, M.M., Sutar, S.R., Rao, S.R., Malik, S.K., Yadav, S.R and Bhat, K.V.2012. Section Ceratotropis of subgenus Ceratotropis of Vigna (Leguminosae – Papilionoideae) in India with a new species from northern Western Ghats.  Rheedea, 22(1): 20-27. (Impact factor: 1.8)
  59. Shamurailatpam, A., Latha, M., Yadav, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Rao S.R.2012. Chromosome based diversity analysis of cultivated and wild Vigna species from India. The Nucleus, 55 (2): 107-114, DOI: 10.1007/s13237-012-0063-3. (Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating).
  60. Merita, K., Kattukunnel, J.J., Yadav, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Rao, S.R.2012. Chromosome counts in wild and cultivated species of Abelmoschus Medikus. From the Indian subcontinent. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 87(6): 593-599. (Impact factor: 0.51)
  61. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria, S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2012. Assessment of genetic variation and identification of species-specific ISSR markers in five species ofCymbidium (Orchidaceae). Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, (22): 250-255, DOI: 10/1007/s13562-012-0127-0. (Impact factor:0.14 )
  62. Devi,P., Rao, S.R., Kumaria S and Tandon, P.2012. Mitotic Chromosome Studies in Nepenthes khasiana, an Endemic Insectivorous Plant of    Northeast India. Cytologia, 77(3): 381-384. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  63. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2012. Spectrum of chromosome associations in synaptic variants of Mantisia wengeri (Zingiberaceae). An endemic, critically–endangered and probale inter-specific hybrid. Cytologia, 77(3): 1-8. (Impact factor: 6.9 NASS rating)
  64. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria, S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R.2012. Comparative karyomorphological treatise of two endemic and critically endangered species of Mantisia (Zingiberaceae). Comparative Cytogenetics, 6(4): 453–465 (2012), DOI: 10.3897/CompCytogen.v6i4.3461. (Impact factor: 0.75)
  65. Dkhar, J., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R and Tandon. P.2013. New insights into character evolution, hybridization and diversity of Indian Nymphaea (Nymphaeaceae): Evidence from molecular and morphological data.  Systematics and Biodiversity, 11(1): 77–86. (Impact factor: 1.8)
  66. Agarwal, R., Sujimoto, H., Tandon, R., Rao, S. R and Raina. S. N.2013. Species- genomic relationships among the tribasic diploid and polyploid Carthamus taxa, based on physical mapping of active and inactive 18S-5.8S-26S and 5S ribosomal RNA gene families and the two tandem repeated DNA sequences. Gene, 112(1): 179-96, DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2013.03.036. (Impact factor: 2.41)
  67. Khedasana, R., Sharma, S. K and Rao S. R.2013.Assaying polymorphism by intron targeted intron-exon specific junction (ISJ) DNA marker for genetic diversity diagnostics of the Cucumis L. taxa. The Nucleus, 56(1): 15-21. (Impact factor: 4, NAAS rating).
  68. Gehlot, H.S., Tak, N., Kaushik, M., Mitra ,S., Wen-Ming Chen, Poweleit, N., Panwar, D., Poonar, N., Parihar, R., Tak,  A.,  Singh Sankhla I., Ojha, A., Rao, S.R., Marcelo F. Simon, Fabio Bueno dos Reis Junior, Perigolo, N.,  Tripathi, A.,  Janet I. Sprent, Peter, J., Young, W. James. E. K and Prasad. G.2013. An invasive Mimosa in India does not adopt the symbionts of its native relatives. Annals of Botany, 521(1): 136-44, DOI:10.1093/aob/mct112. (Impact factor: 3.4)
  69. Devi, S.P., Kumaia, S., Rao, S.R and Tandon. P.2013. In vitro propagation and assessment of clonal fidelity of pitcher plant, Nepenthes khasianaHook.f.; A medicinal and insectivorous plant of India. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum,DOI: 10.1007/s11738-0131314-x. (Impact factor:1.53 )
  70. Rao, S.R., Ojha, A and Sharma .S. K.2012.  Cellular and molecular cytogenetical analysis of Orchids from North-East India - A study in Cymbidiums.  J. Orchid Soc. India.26 (12): 63-67. (Impact factor:0.61)
  71. Sutar, S., Patil, P., Aitawade, M., John, J., Malik, S., Rao, S. R., Yadav, S. R and Bhat, K. V.2013. A new species of Abelmoschus Medik. (Malvaceae) from Chhattisgarh, India. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 60 (7): 1953-1958, DOI: 10.1007/s10722013-0023-z. (Impact factor: 1.59)
  72. Merita, K., Anju, S., Madhavan,L., Kattukunnel, J.J., Yadav, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Rao, S.R. 2013. IAPT/IOPB chromosome data 15- Abelmoschus and Vigna.   Taxon, 62 (5): 1–11, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/625.1. (Impact factor:2.78 )
  73. John, J., Khedasana, R., Nissar, V.A.M., Scariah, S., Sutar, S., Rao, S.R., Nizar, M.A., Latha,M., Yadav, S.R and Bhat, K.V.2013. Onthe occurrence, distribution and taxonomy of Cucumis setosus Cogn, an endemic wild edible vegetable from India. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 60: 1037–1046, DOI: 10.1007/s10722-012-9899-2. (Impact factor: 1.59)
  74. Khedasana, R., John, J.K., Yadav, S. R., Bhat, K.V and Rao, S.R.2013. Comparative male meiotic studies in some Indian representative species of Cucumis L (Cucurbitaceae).Caryologia,Pp: 313-320,DOI: 10.1080/00087114.2013. 854613). (Impact factor: 0.42)
  75. Sutar, S.P, Khedasana, K., Rao, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Yadav S. R.2013. Chromosome counts in the genus Cucumis L. [Cucurbitaceae] from India. Plant Sciences Feed, 3 (7): 80-82.
  76. John, J.K., Nissar, V.A.M., Latha, M., Sutar, S., Patil, P., Malik, S.K., Negi, K.S., Keisham, M., Rao, S.R., Yadav, S.R and Bhat, K.V.2013.  Genetic resources and crossability relationship among various species of Abelmoschus.Current Horticulture, 1(1): 35-46.
  77. Devi, S.P., Kumaia, S., Rao, S.R and Tandon. P.2014. Single primer amplification reaction (SPAR) methods reveal subsequent increase in genetic variations in micro propagated plants of Nepentheskhasiana Hook. f. maintained for three consecutive regenerations. Gene, 538: 23-29.
  78. Hynniewta, M., Malik, S.K and   Rao, S.R.2014. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic analysis of Citrus (L) from north-east India as revealed by meiosis, and molecular analysis of internal transcribed spacer region of rDNA.Meta Gene, 2:237-251.
  79. Ram, H., Sharma, S. K., Kumar, A and Rao, S. R.2014.Male Meiotic Studies in Some accessions of Boswellia serrata (Roxb.) Ex. from the Aravali Region of Rajasthan, India.  Cytologia, 79(1): 1–7.
  80. Sutar, S.P., Rao, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Yadav, S.R.2014. Comparative anatomical studies in the genus Cucumis L. (Cucurbitaceae) from India. Phytomorphology, 64(1&2): 63-78.
  81. Hynniewta, M., Malik, S. K and Rao, S. R.2014. Chromosome counts report of two Citrus    species. Taxon, 63(5): 1148-1155, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/635.34; Pp. 3 and E11.
  82. Anju. S, Madhavan, L, Yadav, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Rao, S.R.2015. Heterochromatin characterization through differential fluorophore binding pattern in some species of Vigna Savi. Protoplasma, 252:629–635, DOI: 10.1007/s00709-014-0708-y.
  83. Merita Devi, K., John, J., Yadav, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Rao, S.R.2015. Comparative analysis of heterochromatin distribution in wild and cultivated Abelmoschus species based on fluorescent staining methods. Protoplasma, 252:657–664, DOI: 10.1007/s00709-014-0712-2.
  84. Hynniewta, M., Malik, S.K and Rao, S.R.2014. Cyto-morphology of two wild species of Citrus (C. assamensis and C. ichangensis) from North-East India. Phytomorphology, 64 (3&4) 121-126. 
  85. Lamo, J.M and Rao, S.R.2014. Chromosome counts in two species of Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) from North-East India. Pleione, 8: 435-438.
  86. Devi, S.P., Kumaia, S., Rao, S.R and Tandon. P.2015. Genetic fidelity assessment in microropagated plats using cytogenetical analysis and heterochromatin distribution: a case study with Nepenthes khasiana Hook fProtoplasma, 252(5): 1305-1312, DOI: 10.1007/s00709-015-0763-z.
  87. Anju, S., Madhavan, L., Yadav, S.R., Bhat, K. V and Rao, S.R.2015. Heterochromatin distribution and comparative karyo-morphological studies in Vigna umbellataThunberg, 1969 and V. aconitifolia Jacquin, 1969 (Fabaceae) accessions.Comparative Cytogenetics, 9(1): 119-132.
  88. Rajkumari,K.,John, K.J., Yadav, S.R.,Bhat, K. V., Shamurailatpam, A and Rao,S.R.2015. Cytogenetical treatise of Indian representative species of Cucumis – A Karyotypic approach.Cytology and genetics, 49:388-396.
  89. Lamare, A and Rao S.R.2015. Efficacy of RAPD, ISSR and DAMD markers in assessment of genetic variability and population structure of Musa acuminata colla. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 21(3): 349-358.
  90. Shubhanand, N., Agarwal, M., John, K.J., Sutar, S., Yadav, S. R., Rao, S. R and Bhat, K. V.2015. Phylogenetic informativeness of plastid regions in inferring the species relationships among Cucumis species. Indian Journal of Genetics, 75(2): 232-236.
  91. Patil, P., Sutar, S., John K. J., Malik, S., Rao, S., Yadav, S and Bhat K.V. 2015.A systematic review of the genus Abelmoschus (Malvaceae). Rheedea, 25(1):14-30.
  92. Shamurailatpam, A., Wahlang, D.R., Madhavan, L., Yadav, S.R., Bhat, K.V and Rao, S.R.2015. Further observations on chromosome diversity analysis in wild species of Vigna from India. THE NUCLEUS, 58(3):220-250.
  93. Lamare, A., Barauh, I., Borah, N and Rao, S.R.2016.Analysis of intraspecific genetic variation of Musa balbisiana Colla in Meghalaya as revealed by Single Primer Amplification Reaction approach. The Nucleus, 59(1):25-34.
  94. Devi, S. P., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R., and Tandon, P. 2016.Carnivorous Plants as a Source of Potent Bioactive Compound: Naphthoquinones. Tropical Plant Biology, 9(4):267-279.
  95. Lamo, J.M., Wahlang, D.R and Rao, S.R.2016. Comparative Analysis of Heterochromatin Distribution Pattern in Wild and Cultivated Species of Curcuma L. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, doi: 10.4172/2167- 0412.S3-006.
  96. Lamare, A.and Rao, S.R.2016.Phylogenetic implications of the internal transcribed spacers of nrDNA and chloroplast DNA fragments of Musa in deciphering the ambiguities related to the sectional classification of the genus. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. doi:10.1007/s10722-016-0433-9.
  97. Lamo, J.M., Soibham, P.D., Keisham, M.D., Shamurailatpam, A and Rao, S.R. 2016. Heterochromatin distribution pattern in aid of understanding plant species interrelationships. Electronic Journal of Biology, 12(4):426-427.
  98. Umdale, S.D., Aitawade, M.M., Gaikwad, N.B., Madhavan, L., Yadav, S.R., Rao, S.R. and Bhat, K.V. 2016. Pollen morphology of Asian Vigna species (genus Vigna; subgenus Ceratotropis) from India and its taxonomic implications .Turkish Journal of Botany, doi:10.3906/bot-1603-31.
  99. Momin, K. C., Sangma, A. N., Suresh, C. P., Singh, Y. S., Ojha, A. and Rao, S. R. 2017. ‘Te.pattang’ (Haematocarpus validus (Miers) Bakh. f. ex Forman) - the lesser known promising endemic fruit of Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources.
  100.  Upendra, J.M., Rao, S.R. and Dagla, H.R. 2017. Genetic diversity analysis of Salvadora persica: an evergreen halo-xeric species of arid and semi-arid regions of western Rajasthan, India. Ecological Genetics and Genomics, 2:35-41.
  101. Umbale, S.D., Patil, P.D., Malik, S.K Madhavan, L., Rao, S.R., Yadav, S.R., Gaikwad, N.B and Bhat, K.V. 2017. Seed coat sculpture and its taxonomic implications in subgenus Ceratotropis (Piper) Verdc. of genus Vigna in India. Botany Letters, .doi.org/10.1080/23818107.2016.1273795.
  102. Lamo, J.M. and Rao, S.R. 2017. Chromosome counts in wild and cultivated species of Curcuma Linn. Cytologia, 82:2, 1-6.
  103. Lamo, J.M. and Rao, S. R. 2017.Curcumas as genetic resources with medical importance. The NEHU Journal, 13(1):25-30.
  104. Ojha, A., Tak, N., Rathi, S., Chauhan, B., Rao, S.R.*, Barik, S.K., Joshi, S.R., Sprent, J.S., James, E. 2017. Molecular characterization of novel Bradyrhizobium strains nodulating Eriosema chinense and Flemingia vestita, important unexplored native legumes of the sub-Himalayan region (Meghalaya) of India. Systematic and Applied Microbiology (ELS): 40:334 – 344.
  105.  Lamo, J.M. and Rao, S. R. 2017. Meiotic behaviour and its implication on species interrelationship in the genus Curcuma (Linnaeus, 1753) (Zingiberaceae). Comparative Cytogenetics, 11(4): 691-702
  106. Nair, S., Upendra, J.M., Rao, S.R., and Dagla, H.R. 2018. Genetic diversity analysis of Leptadeniapyrotechnicain Jodhpur region of India. Gene Reports (ELS): 10: 157-161.
  107. Hynniewta, M., Kharshandi, B., Pala, S., Malik, S.K., and Rao, S.R. 2018. Comparative Analysis in CMA Banding Patterns Between Wild and Cultivated Citrus Species of NorthEast India. Acta Scientific Agriculture: 2:45-49
  108. Rathi, S., Tak, N., Bissa, G., Chouhan, B., Ojha, A., Adhikari, D., Barik, S.K., Satyawada, R.R., Sprent, J.I., James, E.K., and Gehlot, H.S. 2018. Selection of Bradyrhizobium or Ensifer symbionts by the native Indian caesalpinioid legume Chamaecrista pumila depends on soil pH and other edaphic and climatic factors. FEMS microbiology ecology. 94(11):fiy180.
  109. Wahlang, D.R., Suchiang, W., Goel, S., and Rao, S.R. 2019. Analysis of genetic variation using ISSR and the development of SCAR marker in synthetic autotetraploids of Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper. Vegetos:1-10.

 Review articles

  1. Shekhawat, N.S., Rathore, T.S., Rao, S. R and Singh, R. P.1991. Artificial seeds: Problems and Prospectives. In: Proc. Intern. Seed Symp,(eds. DavidN. Sen and S. Mohammed), pp: 349-352.
  2. Trivedi, S., Rao, S. R and Gehlot, H.S.2005. Nucleic acid stability in thermophilic prokaryotes: A review. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology, 4:61-69.
  3. Jindal, D., Kumar, A., Rawat, D and Rao, S.R.2005.  Artificial Chromosomes. The Botanica, 55: 25-38.  
  4. Trivedi, S., Gehlot, H. S and Rao, S.R.2006. Protein thermosatbility in Archaea and EubacteriaGenetics and Molecular Research, 5: 816-827.
  5. Rao, S.R., Trevedi, S., Emmanuel D., Merita, K and Hynniewta, M.2010. DNA repetitive sequences-types, distribution and function: A Review. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology, 7 (2): 1-9.
  6. Ojha, A., Tak, N., Gehlot, H. S and Rao. S. R.2015. Genetic diversity analysis of rhizobial symbionts associated with legumes of India. Biology, Biotechnology and Sustainable Development.  
  7. Lamo, J. M., Hynniewta, M., and Rao. S. R.2015. Morpho-genetic diversity between and within the species of the genus Curcuma L. Biology, Biotechnology and Sustainable Development. 

Books:

  1. Gene pool diversity and Crop improvement. Series: Sustainable Development and  Biodiversity, Vol. 10; Springer (Amsterdam). V. R. Rajpal., S. R. Rao., S. N. Raina (Eds.) 2016.
  2. Molecular Breeding for sustainable crop improvement. Series: Sustainable  Development and Biodiversity, Vol. 10; Springer (Amsterdam). V. R. Rajpal., S. R. Rao., S.N. Raina (Eds.) 2016.
  3. Cellular and Molecular Cytogenetics, S. R. Rao., Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur.

Book chapters:

  1. Rao, S. R and Raina, S.N.2005. Studies on male meiosis in cultivated and wild Vigna species. In: Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Markers (eds. P. S. Srivastava, A. Narula and S. Srivastava) .331- 345.
  2. Rao, S. R and Bewal, S.2007.  Cell Division and Genetic Inheritance.  In: Cell Biology and Genetics(ed. S.L.Kothari), National Science Digital Library at NISCAIR, New Delhi, India, pp: 1-24.
  3. 3.Kumar, A., Rawat,D., Sharma, S. K and Rao, S. R.2008. Analysis of meiotic   chromosome associations in Maytenus emarginatus (Willd.) Ding Hou., a multipurpose arid-zone tree of  India. In: Utilization of Biotechnology in Plant Sciences (eds. I. D. Arya and S. Arya). Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. pp: 95-104.
  4. Rao, S. R., Kumar, A and Gaur, N.2008. Haploidy and Cybrids. In: Cellular and
  5. Biochemical Science Book (ed. G. S. Tripathi). I. K. Publishers, New Delhi. pp: 19.1-19.15.
  6. Sharma, S. K., Rao, S. R., Joshi, G and Anju, S.2010. DNA based molecular markers: concept, technique and comparison. In: Advances in AppliedBiotechnology   (Eds. P. Parihar and L. Parihar). Agrobios, Jodhpur. 1-22.
  7. Joshi, G., Rao, S. R., Sharma, S.K and Khedasana, R.2010. Bioinformatics: a booster for biotechnology. In: Advances in AppliedBiotechnology   (Eds. P. Parihar and L. Parihar). Agrobios, Jodhpur.145-149.
  8. Rao, S.R., Kumar, A., Sharma, S. K., Lamo, J and Ojha, A.2013. Genetic minutiae of some threatened medicinal herbs of Indian Thar desert. In: Advances in Medicinal Plant Research (eds. A. Bohra, A. Bohra and S. Bissa); Agrobios, Jodhpur.pp: 29-33.
  9. Rao, S. R., Kumar, A., Rawat, D and Ram, H.2013. Analysis of genetic diversity between and within the populations of some selected trees species–Cytogenetic and Molecular Approaches. In Assessment & Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources through Biotechnological Interventions (eds.) S. Singh and R. Das. Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun.pp:1-13.
  10. Rao, S. R., Hynniewta, M., Anju, S and Purohit, H.2014. Genetic Control of Mitosis and Meiosis in Angiosperms. In: Plant Reproductive Biology and Conservation (eds.) R Kapoor, I Kaur, M Koul).  I.K. International, Delhi.pp: 320-328.
  11. Rao S.R., Wahlang, D.R. and Lamo, J.M. 2018. Molecular and cytogenetical approaches for genetic diversity analysis of wild and cultivated medicinal plant species from NorthEast India with focus on genus Curcuma. Medicinal Plants: Biodiversity, Sustainable Utilization and Conservation. Springer International (accepted; in press).