Dr. Rageshwari Selvaraj

Rageshwari Selvaraj
Dr. Rageshwari Selvaraj

Assistant Professor
Area: Plant Pathology
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur.
E-mail ID: rageshws@srmist.edu.in

Education

Ph.D. Plant Pathology Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2017
M.Sc. Plant Pathology Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2012
B.Sc Horticulture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2010

Other Details:

Courses 

  • Principles of Plant Disease Management
  • Diseases of field crops and their management
  • Diseases of horticultural crops and their management
  • Commercial Mushroom production
  • Commercial production of biocontrol agents
  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

Research Interests

  • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Virus-vector interaction
  • Plant-microbe interaction
  • Plant Viruses and their management
  • Biological control

Selected Publications 

  • Rageshwari, S., Malathi, V.G., Renukadevi, P. and Nakkeeran, S. 2019. Occurrence of Tobacco streak virus in mulberry. Plant Disease. 103 (4). https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-18-1451-PDN
  • Rageshwari, S., Renukadevi, P., Malathi, V.G., Amalabalu, P. and Nakkeeran, S. 2017. DAC-ELISA and RT-PCR based confirmation of systemic and latent infection by tobacco streak virus in cotton and parthenium. Journal of Plant Pathology. 99(2): 469-475
  • Rageshwari, S., Renukadevi, P., Malathi, V.G and Nakkeeran, S. 2016. Occurrence, biological and serological assay of tobacco streak virus infecting cotton at Tamil Nadu. Journal of Mycology ad Plant Pathology, 46(2): 159-168

Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • Participated and presented poster paper on ‘Real-time quantification of defense genes on PGPR and AVP mediated resistance against TSV in cotton’ in National Symposium on Cutting edge approaches for sustainable plant disease management and ensuring farmers’ profit 2018 conducted by Indian Phytopathology society joined organized by NRCB, Trichy during 21st -23rd December, 2018
  • Participated in DST-CURIE sponsored One- day training program on Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) conducted by Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women during 5th September, 2018
  • Participated and presented oral paper on “DAC-ELISA and RT-PCR based confirmation of systemic and latent infection by tobacco streak virus in cotton and Parthenium” in 10th NABS National Conference on “Recent Trends In Life Sciences: Research, Practices, And Application For Sustainable Development”. National Academy of Biological Sciences – Bharathiar University, Coimbatore during 07th – 08th September, 2017
  • Participated in National seminar on “Enterprising Mushroom Biotechnology”. Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University during 16th March, 2017
  • Participated and presented (poster) paper on ‘Systemic infection of Tobacco streak virus in cotton’ in International conference on Global perspectives in virus Disease management. Indian Virological Society - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, during Dec 8-10, 2016
  • Participated and presented oral paper on ‘Serological and Molecular characterization of tobacco streak virus infecting cotton and exploring Bacillus species for the management of TSV’ Challenges Towards Plants Health Under Changing Climate Scenario For Sustainable Agriculture. Indian society of mycology and plant pathology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India - Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal during 24th-26th November, 2016
  • Participated and presented oral paper on ‘Bioassay of Tobacco streak virus infecting cotton. Agricultural skill development to foster the future. 4th Agricultural graduate students conference- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, during 3th-4th May, 2016
  • Participated and presented poster paper on ‘Tobacco streak virus- mechanical transmission and PCR detection of cotton isolates’ in XXIV National Conference On Transboundary Viral Diseases Under One Health: Perspectives And Challenges. Indian Virological Society – North-eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong during 08th-10th October, 2015
  • Participated and presented poster paper on ‘Transmission study on SriLankan cassava mosaic virus in cassava by whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) and SLCMV infectious clones’ National Symposium On Understanding Host-Pathogen Interaction Through Science Of Omics. Indian Phytopathological Society - Indian Institute of Spices Research during 16th-17th March, 2015
  • Participated and presented poster paper on ‘Screening of cotton hybrids against tobacco streak virus and study of metabolite alteration in TSV infected cotton plants’ in 36th Annual Conference and National Symposium on Challenges and Management Approach for Crop Diseases of National Importance- Status and Prospectus. Indian Society of mycology and Plant Pathology - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University during 12th-14th February, 2015
  • Participated and presented poster paper on ‘Studies on endosymbionts associated with whitefly (Bemisia tabaci). XXIII National Conference On “Recent Trends In Virology Research In The Omics Era”. Indian Virological Society - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University during 18th-20th December, 2014

Academic Experiences

  • Assistant Professor  in Plant Pathology (1 year,  9 months)
  • Teaching Assistant in Plant Pathology (2 months)

Achievements and awards

  • Conferred ‘Dr.Samiyappan Award for the best Ph.D. thesis work in Molecular Plant Pathology’ at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 26th February, 2019
  • Conferred ‘Carl Linnaeus Award for the best paper in Ph.D. Thesis’ in 10th NABS National Conference on “Recent Trends in Life Science: Research, Practices, and Application for Sustainable Development” Organized by Bharathiar University in collaboration with NABS for the paper entitled “DAC-ELISA and RT-PCR based confirmation of systemic and latent infection by tobacco streak virus in cotton and Parthenium” during 07th-08th September, 2017
  • Conferred ‘Smt Guman Devi Verma Memorial Best Woman Scientist Award’ in 38th national symposium on “Molecular Horizons in Plant Pathology: Host Resistance, Pathogen Dynamics, Diagnostics and Management” conducted by Indian society of mycology and plant pathology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal from the poster entitled “Serological and Molecular characterization of tobacco streak virus infecting cotton and exploring Bacillus species for the management of TSV” during 24th-26th November, 2016
  • Conferred ‘Best Poster Award’ for the poster entitled “Screening of cotton hybrids against tobacco streak virus and study of metabolite alteration in TSV infected cotton plants” in the 36th Annual Conference and a National Symposium on Challenges and Management Approaches for Crop diseases of National importance- status and prospectus, organized by Indian society of mycology and plant pathology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, (AC & RI), Madurai, Tamil Nadu during 12th-14th February, 2015
  • Conferred ‘Best Poster Award’ in 2nd Agricultural Graduate’s Student's conference organized by TNAU for a poster entitled “Studies on endosymbiotic association of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci)” during 18th-20th December, 2014