Dr. R. G.  Kala

Dr. R. G. Kala

Research Scientist
Rubber Research Institute of India, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Mahatma Gandhi University, India

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Botany
62%
Plant Breeding and Genetics
90%
Biotechnology
75%
Agricultural Crops
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Jayashree, R., P.A. Nazeem, K. Rekha, S. Sreelatha and A. Thulaseedharan et al., 2018. Over-expression of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase 1 (hmgr1) gene under super-promoter for enhanced latex biosynthesis in rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.). Plant Physiol. Biochem., 127: 414-424.
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  2. Thulaseedharan, A., R.G. Kala, R. Jayashree, K. Rekha and S. Sobha, 2017. Rubber. In: Biotechnology of Plantation Crops, Chowdappa, P., A. Karun, M.K. Rajesh and S.V. Ramesh (Eds.). Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, ISBN: 9789351248361, pp: 525-553.
  3. Kala, R.G., R. Supriya, S.A. Mathew, R. Jayashree and A. Thulaseedharan, 2017. Cloning and characterization of a full-length CAB gene encoding the light harvesting chlorophyll A/B binding protein in Hevea brasiliensis. Rubber Sci., 30: 25-41.
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  4. Kala, R.G., L.T. Tisha, S. Sobha, R. Jayashree, P. Leda and A. Thulaseedharan, 2015. Somatic embryo germination in Hevea brasiliensis: Effect of embryo desiccation, phytohormones and phloroglucinol. Rubber Sci., 28: 52-61.
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  5. Sobha, S., K. Rekha, S. Sushamakumari, R. Jayashree, R.G. Kala, K. Deepa and A. Thulaseedharan, 2014. Agrobacterium mediated multiple gene integration in Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. J. Trop. Agric., 52: 39-46.
  6. Kala, R.G., J. Reshmi, S. Sobha, R. Jayashree and A. Thulaseedharan, 2014. Genetic transformation of Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. using intact explants as target tissues for Agrobacterium infection. J. Trop. Agric., 52: 31-38.
  7. Sobha, S., K. Rekha, S. Sushamakumari, R. Jayashree and R.G. Kala et al., 2013. High frequency Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in rubber tree via. vacuum infiltration. J. Plantation Crops, 41: 300-306.
  8. Sobha, S., S. Sushamakumari, K. Rekha, R. Jayashree, R.G. Kala, R. Supriya and A. Thulaseedharan, 2012. Factors promoting Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation efficiency in Hevea brasiliensis. Nat. Rubber Res., 25: 173-182.
  9. Kala, R.G., V. Abraham, S. Sobha, P.K. Jayasree, A.M. Suni and A. Thulaseedharan, 2012. Agrobacterium-Mediated Genetic Transformation and Somatic Embryogenesis from Leaf Callus of Hevea brasiliensis: Effect of Silver Nitrate. In: Prospects in Bioscience: Addressing the Issues, Sabu, A. and A. Augustine (Eds.). Springer, India, ISBN: 978-81-322-0809-9, pp: 303-315.
  10. Jayasree, P.K., C.P. Reghu, R.G. Kalaand A. Thulaseedharan, 2012. Histochemical changes in embryogenic and non-embryogenic calli of Hevea brasiliensis. Nat. Rubber Res., 25: 86-90.
  11. Jayashree, R., K. Rekha, S. Sushamakumari, S. Sobha and P.K. Jayasree et al., 2012. Effect of salinity stress and osmtica on embryogenesis and plant regeneration from MnSOD transgenic cell lines in Hevea brasiliensis. J. Plantation Crops, 40: 203-207.
  12. Jayashree, R., S. Sobha, K. Rekha, R. Supriya and M. Vineetha et al., 2011. Over-expression of MnSOD and related drought tolerant traits in MnSOD transgenic Hevea brasiliensis. Nat. Rubber Res., 24: 18-27.
  13. Rekha, K., R. Jayashree, T. Gireesh, S. Sushamakumari and T. Jomini et al., 2010. Embryo rescue and plant regeneration in Hevea brasiliensis. Nat. Rubber Res., 23: 47-54.
  14. Jayasree, P.K., R.S. Sajeevan, R. Supriya, K. Rekha, R.G. Kala, R. Jayashree and A. Thulaseedharan, 2010. Genetic analysis of somatic embryo-derived plants of Hevea brasiliensis (clone RRII 105) using RAPD markers. Nat. Rubber Res., 23: 20-27.
  15. Sobha, S., S. Sushamakumari, P. Venkatachalam, R.G. Kala and K. Rekha et al., 2009. Somatic embryogenesis from the in vitro root explants of transgenic Hevea brasiliensis and validation of stable gene integration. Nat. Rubber Res., 22: 43-54.
  16. Kala, R.G., G.C. Gimisha, P.K. Jayasree, S. Sushamakumari and S. Sobha et al., 2009. Somatic embryogenesis in leaf cultures of Hevea brasiliensis: Effect of source plant. Nat. Rubber Res., 22: 117-126.
  17. Thulaseedharan, A., P. Venkatachalam, R. Jayasree, R.G. Kala and S. Sobha et al., 2008. Rubber Tree. In: A Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants, Volume 7: Transgenic Sugar, Tuber and Fiber Crops, Kole, C. and T.C. Hall (Eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Maiden, MA., USA., pp: 117-139.
  18. Kala, R.G., L.A. Kuruvila, P.K. Jayasree, S.S. Kumari and R. Jayashree et al., 2008. Secondary embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf derived somatic embryos of Hevea brasiliensis. J. Plantation Crops, 36: 218-222.
  19. Venkatachalam, P., P.K. Jayasree, S. Sushmakumari, R. Jayashree and K. Rekha et al., 2007. Current perspectives on application of biotechnology to assist the genetic improvement of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.): An overview. Funct. Plant Sci. Biotechnol., 1: 1-17.
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  20. Venkatachalam, P., R. Jayasrhee, K. Rekha, S. Sushamakumari, S. Sobha, P.K. Jayasree, R.G. Kala and A. Thulaseedharan, 2006. Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg). In: Methods in Molecular Biology-Protocols, Wang, K.W. (Ed.). Humana Publishing House, USA., pp: 143-164.
  21. Thulaseedharan, A., R.G. Kala and R.K. Jayasree, 2006. Preliminary Report on the Incidence of Tapping Panel Dryness in Tissue Culture Plants of Hevea brasiliensis. In: Tapping Panel Dryness of Rubber Tree, Jacob, J., R. Krishnakumar and N.M. Mathew (Eds.). Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam, India, pp: 130-133.
  22. Kala, R.G., K.S. Anu, K. Manesh, A. Saleena and P.K. Jayasree et al., 2006. Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in Hevea brasiliensis for recombinant protein production. J. Plantation Crops, 34: 582-586.
  23. Thulaseedharan, A., P. Venkatachalam, R.G. Kala, I. Thanseem, P. Priya, A. Saleena and P.K. Jayasree, 2004. Biotechnology research in rubber: Present status and future prospects. J. Plantation Crops, 32: 104-116.
  24. Kala, R.G., L. Pavithran and A. Thulaseedharan, 2004. Effect of fungicides and antibiotics to control microbial contamination in Hevea cultures. Plant Cell Biotechnol. Mol. Biol., 5: 51-58.
  25. Sobha, S., S. Sushamakumari, I. Thanseem, P.K. Jayasree and K. Rekha et al., 2003. Genetic transformation of Hevea brasiliensis with the gene coding for superoxide dismutase with FMV 34S promoter. Curr. Sci., 85: 1767-1773.
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  26. Jayashree, R., K. Rekha, P. Venkatachalam, S.L. Uratsu and A.M. Dandekar et al., 2003. Genetic transformation and regeneration of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg) transgenic plants with a constitutive version of an anti-oxidative stress superoxide dismutase gene. Plant Cell Rep., 22: 201-209.
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  27. Kala, R.G., M.P. Asokan, K.P. Jayasree, S. Sobha, R. Jayasree, K. Rekha and A. Thulaseedharan, 2002. Optimization of conditions for in vitro micrografting in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis). Indian J. Nat. Rubber Res., 15: 165-171.
  28. Asokan, M.P., P.K. Jayasree, V. Thomas, S. Sushamakumari and R.G. Kala et al., 2002. Influence of 2,4-D and sucrose on repetitive embryogenesis in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. Cv. GT1). J. Tree Sci., 21: 18-26.
  29. Asokan, M.P., K. Narasimhan, P.K. Jayasree, A. Thulaseedharan, S.S. Kumari, R.G. Kala and R. Jayasree, 2001. Isozymes as useful markers for distinguishing embryogenic callus from non-embryogenic during somatic embryogeneis in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.) cv GT1. J. Tree Sci., 20: 78-85.
  30. Jayasree, P.K., M.P. Asokan, S. Sobha, L.S. Ammal and K. Rekha et al., 1999. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from immature anthers of Hevea brasiliensis (Muell.) Arg. Curr. Sci., 76: 1242-1245.
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