Ramesh Raju Vetukuri
We are interested in plant-microbe and microbiome interactions focusing on developing new and sustainable ways to improve plant yield and control diseases. I currently work at the Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp. My group focuses on microbes and their effectors, including small RNAs that modulate plant traits.
Our work is currently focused on the following projects:
Spray-induced gene silencing technology to control plant traits and diseases.
Understanding the cross-kingdom movement of small RNAs in plant-pathogen interactions and its implications for control of potato late blight disease
Exploiting the biological activity of beneficial microbes in plant breeding (Microbe assisted breeding).
Comparative omics of plant and diverse microbes.
Environmental and ecological analysis of microbiome diversity, pathogenicity, and community interactions.
Interviews about our work on Spray induced gene silencing to control lateblight disease on TV4, lantbruksnytt, Swedish radio P1 and on plantlink network website
Department of Plant Breeding,
Horticum, Box 101,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,
SE-230 53 Alnarp,