Department of Crop Science
Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy

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

Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy
Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy

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, DT Bowman, B Kaur, and V Kuraparthy (2013) Mapping and genomic targeting of the major leaf shape locus (L) in Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics (In review)

• Tyagi P, MA Gore, DT Bowman, BT Campbell, JA Udall, V Kuraparthy (2013) Genetic diversity and population structure of the US Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics (In review)

• Bowman DT, Kuraparthy V, T Wallace T, and DC Jones (2013) Statistical analysis of cotton regional breeder’s testing network (RBTN). Journal of Cotton Science 17(4): (In Press)

• Hutmacher RB, M. Ulloa, SD Wright, BT Campbell, R Percy, T Wallace, G Myers, F Bourland, D Weaker, P Chee, P Thaxton, J Zhang, W Smith, J Dever, V Kuraparthy, DT Bowman, and DC Jones (2013) Elite-Upland cotton germplasm-pool assessment of Fusarium wilt (FOV) resistance in California. Agronomy Journal 106: (In press)

• Tyagi P, DT Bowman, K Edmisten, F Bourland, D Fraser, BT Campbell, T Wallace, and V Kuraparthy (2013) Components of hybrid vigor in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and their relationship with environment. Euphytica (In press, DOI: 1007/s10681-013-0987-y)

Kuraparthy V, DT Bowman, and DC Jones (2013) Registration of NC05AZ21 okra-leaf and NC05-11 normal-leaf Upland cotton germplasms. Journal of Plant Registrations 7:334-338

• Andres RJ, and V Kuraparthy* (2013) Development of an improved method of mitotic metaphase chromosome preparation compatible for fluorescence in situ hybridization in cotton. Journal of Cotton Science 17(3):149-156

Kuraparthy V, and DT Bowman (2013) Gains in breeding for fiber quality in Upland cotton. Journal of Cotton Science 17(3):157-162

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 Lr58 into adapted winter wheats. Euphytica 180 (2):227-234

Kuraparthy V, Sood S, Gill BS (2009) Molecular genetic description of the cryptic wheat-Aegilops geniculata introgression carrying rust resistance genes Lr57 and 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 & Applied Genetics 119(2):341-51

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 Lr57 and 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(3):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 geniculata with 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, 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

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