Vasu Kuraparthy

Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy Associate Professor of Crop Science

Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy
Associate Professor of Crop Science

Associate Professor of Crop Science

4419 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

Email: vasu_kuraparthy@ncsu.edu
Office: 4419 Williams Hall
Phone: 919.515.4063
Fax: 919.515.7959

Education:
Ph.D. Genetics, Kansas State University, USA, 2007
M.S. Genetics & Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University, India, 2000
B.S. Agriculture, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India, 1997

 

Overall goal of our program is broadening the genetic base of crop plants through conservation, efficient utilization of biodiversity using genetic and genomic tools and understand the genetic basis of fundamental biological processes in plant biology that will lead to profitable and sustainable crop production. Primary focus of our research is on cotton genetics and breeding with the goal of developing germplasm, genetic stocks, mapping and genomic resources for enhancing the cotton productivity through improved genetics and breeding information and technologies.

Current research activities include:

  • Breeding for improved crop yield and quality
  • Breeding for disease and insect resistance
  • Application of molecular markers in crop breeding
  • Mutation breeding
  • Breeding for hybrid vigor
  • Gene mapping & cloning
  • Utilization of exotic germplasm
  • Molecular cytogenetics
  • Polyploidy

Research Team

Dr. Hui Fang (Post-doctoral Research Associate)
Ryan Andres (Ph.D student)
Baljinder Kaur (Ph.D student)
Linglong Zhu (M.S student)
Clayton Butcher (Undergraduate student)
Blake Bowen (Research specialist)

Publications

 

  • Andres RJ, Coneva V, Frank MH, Tuttle JR, Han SW, Samayoa LF, Kaur B, Zhu L, Fang H, Bowman D, Rojas-Pierce M, Haigler CH, Jones DC, Holland JB, D.H. Chitwood, and Kuraparthy V (2017) Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 14(1): E57–E66, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1613593114.
  • Andres RJ, Bowman DT, Jones DC, Kuraparthy V (2016) Major leaf shapes of cotton: Genetics and agronomic effects in crop production. Journal of Cotton Science 20 (4): 330–340.
  • Andres RJ, Coneva V, Frank MH, Tuttle JR, Han SW, Samayoa LF, Kaur B, Zhu L, Fang H, Bowman D, Rojas-Pierce M, Haigler CH, Jones DC, Holland JB, Chitwood DH, and Kuraparthy V (2016) Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY-1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). bioRxiv 062612; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/062612.
  • Kaur B, Andres RJ and Kuraparthy V (2016) Major leaf shape genes, laciniate (LL-A2) in diploid (Gossypium arboreum) and okra (LO-D1) in polyploid Upland ( G. hirsutum) cotton, map to an orthologous genomic region. Crop Science 56: 1095-1105.
  • Hancock WG, Kuraparthy V, Kernodle SP and Lewis RS (2015) Identification of maternal haploids of Nicotiana tabacumaided by transgenic expression of green fluorescent protein: evidence for chromosome elimination in the  tabacum × N. africanainterspecific cross. Molecular Breeding 35: 179.
  • Bowman DT and Kuraparthy V (2015) Vertical Blocking in Cotton Cultivar Performance Trials in North Carolina. Journal of Cotton Science 19: 250–257.
  • Bowman DT, Bourland F and Kuraparthy K (2015) Measuring maturity in cotton cultivar trials. Journal of Cotton Science 20: 40-45.
  • Zhu L and Kuraparthy V (2014) Molecular genetic mapping of the major effect photoperiod response locus in pima cotton (Gossypium barbadense). Crop Science 54: 2492-2498.
  • Tyagi P, Bowman DT, Edmisten K, Bourland F, Fraser D, Campbell BT, Wallace T, Kuraparthy V (2013) Components of hybrid vigor in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and their relationship with environment. Euphytica 195: 117-127.
  • Andres RJ, Bowman DT, B Kaur and Kuraparthy V (2014) Mapping and genomic targeting of the major leaf shape locus (L) in Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127: 167-177.
  • Tyagi P, MA Gore, Bowman DT, Campbell BT, Udall JA and Kuraparthy V (2014) Genetic diversity and population structure of the U.S. Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127: 283-295.
  • Bowman DT, V Kuraparthy, T Wallace T, Jones DC (2013) Statistical analysis of cotton regional breeder’s testing network (RBTN). Journal of Cotton Science 17: 279-284.
  • Hutmacher RB, Ulloa M, Wright SD, Campbell BT, Percy R, Wallace T, Myers G, Bourland F, Weaker D, Chee P, Thaxton P, Zhang J, Smith W, Dever J, Kuraparthy V, Bowman DT and Jones DC (2013) Elite-Upland cotton germplasm-pool assessment of Fusarium wilt (FOV) resistance in California. Agronomy Journal 105: 1635-1644.
  • Kuraparthy V, Bowman DT and Jones DC (2013) Registration of NC05AZ21 okra-leaf and NC05-11 normal-leaf Upland cotton germplasms. Journal of Plant Registrations 7: 334-338.
  • Andres RJ and Kuraparthy V (2013) Development of an improved method of mitotic metaphase chromosome preparation compatible for fluorescence in situ hybridization in cotton. Journal of Cotton Science 17: 149-156.
  • Kuraparthy V and Bowman DT (2013) Gains in breeding for fiber quality in Upland cotton. Journal of Cotton Science 17: 157-162.
  • Andres RJ, Bowman DT, Lawrence KS, Myers G, Chee PW, Lubbers E, Kuraparthy V (2013) Effect of leaf shape on boll rot incidence in Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics 7: 132-138.
  • Kuraparthy V, Sood S, Brown-Guedira G and Gill BS (2011) Development of a PCR assay and marker-assisted transfer of leaf rust resistance gene Lr58into adapted winter wheats. Euphytica 180: 227-234.
  • Kuraparthy V, Sood S and Gill BS (2009) Molecular genetic description of the cryptic wheat-Aegilops geniculata introgression carrying rust resistance genes Lr57and Yr40 using wheat ESTs and synteny with rice. Genome 52: 1025-1036.
  • Sood S, Kuraparthy V, Guihua B and Gill BS (2009) The major threshability genes soft glume (sog) and tenacious glume (Tg), of diploid and polyploid wheat, trace their origin to independent mutations at non-orthologous loci. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 119: 341-351.
  • Kuraparthy V, Sood S, See DR and Gill BS (2009) Development of a PCR assay and marker-assisted transfer of leaf rust and stripe rust resistance genes Lr57and Yr40 into hard red winter wheats. Crop Science 49: 120-126.
  • Kuraparthy V, Sood S and Gill BS (2008) Targeted genomic mapping of a wheat red seed color gene (R-A1) in wheat. Crop Science 48(S1): S38-S48.
  • Kuraparthy V, Sood S and Gill BS (2008) Genomic targeting and mapping of tiller inhibition gene (tin3) of wheat using ESTs and synteny with rice. Functional & Integrative Genomics 8: 33-42.
  • Gill BS, Huang L, Kuraparthy V, Raupp WJ, Wilson DL and Friebe B (2008) Alien genetic resources for wheat leaf rust resistance, cytogenetic transfer, and molecular analysis. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 59: 197-208.
  • Gill BS, Li W, Sood S, Kuraparthy V, Friebe BR, Simons KJ, Zhang Z and Faris JD (2007) Genetics and genomics of wheat domestication-driven evolution. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 55: 223–229.
  • Kuraparthy V, Sood S, Chhuneja P, Dhaliwal HS, Kaur S, Bowden RL and Gill BS. (2007) A cryptic wheat-Aegilops triuncialis translocation with leaf rust resistance gene Lr58. Crop Science 47: 1995–2003.
  • Kuraparthy V, Chunneja P, Dhaliwal HS, Kaur S, Bowden RL and Gill BS (2007) Characterization and mapping of cryptic alien introgression from Aegilops geniculatawith new leaf rust and stripe rust resistance genes Lr57 and Yr40 in wheat. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 114: 1379-1389.
  • Kuraparthy V, Sood S, Chhuneja P, Dhaliwal HS and Gill BS (2007) Identification and mapping of tiller inhibition gene (tin3)in wheat. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 114: 285-294.
  • Vasu K, Harjit-Singh, Singh S, Chunneja P and Dhaliwal HS (2001) Microsatellite marker linked to a leaf rust resistance gene from Triticum monococcum transferred to bread wheat. Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology 10: 127-132.
  • Vasu K, Aghaee-Sarbarzeh M and Dhaliwal HS (2001) Microsatellie markers reveal chimeric origin of redesignated chromosome 4A of wheat from Triticum urartu and other species. Genome 44: 628-632.
  • Vasu K, Harjit-Singh, Chunneja P, Singh S and Dhaliwal HS (2000) Molecular tagging of Karnal bunt resistance genes of Triticum monococcum transferred to Triticum aestivum. Crop Improvement 27: 33-42.