Valluri V. Satyavathi

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Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV) that infects the silkworm, B. mori, accounts for >50% of silk cocoon crop losses globally. We speculated that simultaneous targeting of several BmNPV essential genes in transgenic silkworm would elicit a stable defense against the virus. We introduced into the silkworm germline the vectors carrying short sequences of(More)
Nodulation is a highly conserved process that involves aggregation of cells around microorganisms, leading to their entrapment with the help of cellular milieu. In insects upon infection, the humoral and cellular arms of the innate immune system orchestrate recognition of pathogens facilitating effector responses through various signaling pathways. Existing(More)
Recent advances in modern technology have led to the understanding that not all genetic information is coded into protein and that the genomes of each and every organism including insects produce non-coding RNAs that can control different biological processes. Among RNAs identified in the last decade, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) represent a repertoire of(More)
Grain size is one of the key traits that determines the quality of Basmati rice from the consumers’ as well as the traders’ point of view. Though many genes governing grain size have been identified in indica and japonica, little work has been done in Basmati rice. The present study aims at dissection of a QTL region governing grain size traits in Basmati(More)
Noduler, an immune protein that mediates nodule formation by binding to specific bacteria and hemocytes was previously reported in the wild tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta. However, the molecular mechanism underlying nodulation in lepidopterans remains unclear. The present study is performed to investigate the functional connection between Noduler with(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) is a sequence specific post transcriptional gene silencing process elicited by double stranded RNA that occurs among plants and animals, including insects. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a key role in insect development and metamorphosis by regulation of various biological activities. Identification of microRNAs and their target genes helps(More)
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