Pruthvi Balachandra Kalyandurg
I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Plant Breeding located in the beautiful Alnarp campus.
I completed my PhD in 2019 from the Department of Plant Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. I received my Master of Science in Biology from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden and my Bachelors of Technology degree in Biotechnology from Kalasalingam University, India.
Teaching assistant for the following courses at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala.
1. Plant growth and development, BI1293 – 2018
2. Immunology and genetics, BI1280 – 2017 and 2018
3. Pests in agriculture, BI1325 – 2017 and 2018
4. Plant-microbe interactions, BI1002 – 2016 and 2017
5. Virology, BI1037 – 2016
6. Immunology, BI1099 – 2016
7. Genetics I, BI1098 - 2016
1. Virus cell-to-cell movement
2. Virus-induced drought tolerance in plants
3. Exploring novel and sustainable methods to control plant diseases caused by fungal and oomycete pathogens.
4. Characterization of effector proteins from Phytophthora species
1. Currently supervising a masters student for research project (60hp)
2. Supervised a bachelor student for research training (15hp).
3. Supervised master students for a mini-project.
1. Ramesh R. Vetukuri, Pruthvi B. Kalyandurg, Diya Sen, Jose Fernando Gil, Nina I. Lukhovitskaya, Laura J. Grenville-Briggs, Eugene I. Savenkov. Effect of RNA silencing suppression activity of Chrysanthemum Virus B P12 protein on small RNA species. - Submitted.
2. Pruthvi B. Kalyandurg 2019. Potato mop-top virus: Variability, Movement, and Suppression of Host Defense, Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae (1652-6880): Doctoral thesis. ISBN: 978-91-7760-437-2.
3. Pruthvi B. Kalyandurg, † Aminallah Tahmasebi, † Ramesh R. Vetukuri, Sandeep K. Kushwaha, Alexander A. Lezzhov, Andrey G. Solovyev, Laura J. Grenville-Briggs, Eugene I. Savenkov. 2019. Efficient RNA silencing suppression activity of Potato Mop-Top Virus 8K protein is driven by variability and positive selection. Virology, 535: 111-121.
4. Cowan, Graham H., Alison G Roberts, Susan Jones, Pankaj Kumar, Pruthvi B Kalyandurg, Jose F Gil, Eugene I. Savenkov, Piers A Hemsley, and Lesley Torrance. 2018. Potato Mop-Top Virus Co-Opts the Stress Sensor HIPP26 for Long-Distance Movement. Plant Physiology 176 (3): 2052–2070.
5. Pruthvi B. Kalyandurg, Jose Fernando Gil, Nina I. Lukhovitskaya, Betty Flores, Giovanna Müller, Carlos Chuquillanqui, Ladislao Palomino, Aderito Monjane, Ian Barker, Jan Kreuze, Eugene I. Savenkov, 2017. Molecular and Pathobiological Characterization of Sixty One Potato mop-top virus full-length cDNAs Reveals Great Variability of the Virus in the Center of Origin of Potato, Novel Genotypes and Evidence for Recombination. Molecular Plant Pathology 18 (6): 864-877.