Raju Bheemanahalli Rangappa
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Ph.D. in Crop Physiology
University of Agricultural Sciences
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 2013

Web: https://www.pss.msstate.edu/associate.php?id=219

Email: rajubr@pss.msstate.edu
Phone: 785-317-6810

Research Interests
Abiotic stress physiology
Adaptive Traits & Climate Resilience
Remote sensing applications in phenotyping
Phenome to Genome.

Current Research Projects
My research focused on improving the resilience of field crops to abiotic stresses at different development stages. Some of my research projects involve 1. quantifying the impact of abiotic stress in field crops. 2. developing classical and high throughput phenotyping tools to scan phenotypic variability among different genetic resources. 3. mapping genetic loci associated with abiotic stress resilience.

Most Current Publications:
Bheemanahalli R, Wang C, Bashir E, Chiluwal A, Pokharel M, Perumal R, Moghimi N, Ostmeyer T, Caragea D, Jagadish SVK. 2021. Classical phenotyping and deep learning concur on the genetics of stomatal density and area in sorghum. Plant Physiology, https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab174

Bheemanahalli R, Knight M, Quinones C, Doherty CJ, Jagadish SVK. 2021. Genome-wide association study and gene network analyses reveal potential candidate genes for high night temperature tolerance in rice. Scientific Reports, 11:6747. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85921-z

Kakar N, Bheemanahalli R, Jumaa S, Redona E, Warburton ML, Reddy KR. 2021. Assessment of agro-morphological, physiological and yield traits diversity among tropical rice. PeerJ 9:e11752 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11752

Erlandson S, Bheemanahalli R, Narayana NK, Johnson M, Graham C, Jagadish SVK, Subramanian S. 2021. Evidence for microbiome-dependent chilling tolerance in sorghum. bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.02.433195

Bheemanahalli R, Gajanayake B, Lokhande S, Singh K, Seepaul R, Collins P, Reddy KR. 2021. Physiological and pollen-based screening of shrub roses for hot and drought environments. Scientia Horticulturae, 282:110062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110062

Link to access recent publications:
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8Lgx42QAAAAJ&hl=en

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