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Poorva Sundararajan

Poorva Sundararajan


Doctoral student at the Department of Plant Breeding in Alnarp.

My project focuses on developing and optimizing spray-induced gene silencing (SIGS) for plant disease control, and exploring the mechanisms for sRNA transport during plant-pathogen interaction. 

Selected publications

  • Kalyandurg, P. B., Sundararajan, P., Dubey, M., Ghadamgahi, F., Zahid, M. A., Whisson, S., & Vetukuri, ramesh R. (2021). Spray-induced gene silencing as a potential tool to control potato late blight disease. Phytopathology®, 111(12), 2168–2175.
  • Piombo, E., Vetukuri, R. R., Sundararajan, P., Kushwaha, S., Jensen, D. F., Karlsson, M., & Dubey, M. (2022). Comparative Small RNA and Degradome Sequencing Provides Insights into Antagonistic Interactions in the Biocontrol Fungus Clonostachys rosea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 88(13).
  • Piombo, E., Kelbessa, B. G., Sundararajan, P., Whisson, S. C., Vetukuri, R. R., & Dubey, M. (2023). RNA silencing proteins and small RNAs in oomycete plant pathogens and biocontrol agents. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14, 1076522.


Doctoral Student at the Department of Plant Breeding
Postal address:
Växtförädling, Box 190
234 22 LOMMA
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 10, Alnarp