K. Palguna Rao

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Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the most important food crop in the world and a model system for plant biology. With the completion of a finished genome sequence we must now functionally characterize the rice genome by a variety of methods, including comparative genomic analysis between cereal species and within the genus Oryza. Oryza contains two cultivated and(More)
The wild species of the genus Oryza offer enormous potential to make a significant impact on agricultural productivity of the cultivated rice species Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima. To unlock the genetic potential of wild rice we have initiated a project entitled the ‘Oryza Map Alignment Project’ (OMAP) with the ultimate goal of constructing and aligning(More)
The paper outlines psychosocial interventions in providing care and support to disaster-affected communities. Any impact of disaster can be looked at in two ways: firstly by ascertaining the characteristics of the event itself, and secondly, how that event is appraised by those affected. Depending on different phases of the impact of the disaster,(More)
Caring for a family member with schizophrenia is an enduring stressor and causes considerable amount of burden. The aim of the present study was to examine burden and coping in parents and spouses of persons with schizophrenia. The sample comprised of 24 parents and 24 spouses. Patients were assessed on the Global Assessment Scale (GAS), and caregivers were(More)
We examined whether the risk of preterm birth and its subtypes (medically indicated and spontaneous preterm) are influenced by changes in prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) between the first and second pregnancies. A population-based, retrospective cohort analysis was performed using the Missouri (1978 to 2005) longitudinally linked cohort data sets. Women(More)
Objective. To share experiences from a project that integrates a mental health intervention within a developmental framework of microcredit activity for economically underprivileged women in rural India. Method. The mental health intervention had two components: group counseling and stress management. The former comprised of ventilation and reassurance and(More)
Twenty seven male alcoholics were prospectively studied to find out the characteristics of those who drop out soon after discharge from the hospital. Seven persons, failed to make a single visit over a six-month period, and were termed 'dropouts'.On admission, after detoxification, all 27 patients were individually administered, the following tests:(1)(More)
This paper presents details of, types of damages which are expected to occur during manufacturing and in service induced damages. Modeling of different type of damages like Cracks, Dents, Nicks, Gouges, and Scratches, Estimation of Strength, Life using Fatigue Analysis and Crack Growth using Lefm approach of components with defects is very essential for(More)
The relationship between rehabilitation and psychiatry has been referred to as an "uneasy alliance" (Bachrach, 1992). Terms like psychiatric rehabilitation and psychosocial rehabilitation have been used interchangeably. While there is no commonly endorsed definition of rehabilitation in psychiatry, there appear to be several common concepts and values(More)