Faculty Details

Faculty Details

  • Name: Appa Rao Podile
  • Mail: podileraogmail.com
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  • Area Of Research:Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • Member of Indian Research Group, International Research and Training Group (IRTG) on “Molecular and Cellular Glycosciences (MCGS)” supported by DFG in Germany
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Munster, Germany, (Aug. 23-Sept. 14, 2006) under DST-DAAD programme
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China (October 2000 – January 2001).
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Science Council, Taiwan at Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China (Jan 1998 – Jan 1999) on “Molecular mechanisms of harpin-induced plant hypersensitive response “
  • Young Scientist Project Investigator (Jan 1991- Dec. 1992), sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India on " Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) of cotton and groundnut"
  • Research Associate (CSIR) (May 1987 to Feb. 1989) on "Beneficial microbial flora of cotton, wheat and groundnut rhizosphere with special reference to biological protection of roots"
  • SRF (CSIR) (Jan. 1987 to May 1987) on "Interaction of the microbial flora of infection court with reference to cotton and rice rhizospheres"
  • JRF (UGC) (July 1983 to Dec. 1986) on "Biochemical aspects of plant wilts"
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114 K Manjeet, J Madhuprakash, M Mormann, BM Moerschbacher, AR Podile (2019) , A carbohydrate binding module-5 is essential for oxidative cleavage of chitin by a multi-modular lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis serovar kurstaki , International journal of biological macromolecules, ,127,,649-656.
113 Sravani AnkatiT. Swaroopa RaniAppa Rao Podile (2019) , Changes in Root Exudates and Root Proteins in Groundnut–Pseudomonas sp. Interaction Contribute to Root Colonization by Bacteria and Defense Response of the Host. , Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, ,38,,523-538.
112 Jogi Madhuprakash, Bjørn Dalhus, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Shohei Sakuda, Appa Rao Podile, Vincent GH Eijsink, Morten Sørlie (2019) , Structural and Thermodynamic Signatures of Ligand Binding to the Enigmatic Chitinase D of Serratia proteamaculans. , The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ,123,,2270-2279.
111 Sven Basa, Malathi Nampally, Talita Honorato, Subha Narayan Das, Appa Rao Podile, NE Gueddari El, Bruno Maria Moerschbacher (2019) , The Pattern of Acetylation Defines the Priming Activity of Chitosan Tetramers , ChemRxiv, ,,,.
110 Sravani Ankati, T Swaroopa Rani, Appa Rao Podile (2018) , Partner-triggered proteome changes in the cell wall of Bacillus sonorensis and roots of groundnut benefit each other. , Microbiological research, ,217,,91-100.
109 Sandhya Rani Nadendla, T Swaroopa Rani, Papa Rao Vaikuntapu, Rajesh Rao Maddu, Appa Rao Podile (2018) , HarpinPss encapsulation in chitosan nanoparticles for improved bioavailability and disease resistance in tomato. , Carbohydrate polymers, ,199,,11-19.
108 Papa Rao Vaikuntapu, Mohan Krishna Mallakuntla, Subha Narayan Das, Bhoopal Bhuvanachandra, Bellamkonda Ramakrishna, Sandhya Rani Nadendla, Appa Rao Podile (2018) , Applicability of endochitinase of Flavobacterium johnsoniae with transglycosylation activity in generating long-chain chitooligosaccharides. , International journal of biological macromolecules, ,117,,62-71.
107 Bellamkonda Ramakrishna, PapaRao Vaikuntapu, Mohan Krishna Mallakuntla, Bhoopal Bhuvanachandra, Dokku Sivaramakrishna, Sheetal Uikey, Appa Rao Podile (2018) , Carboxy-terminal glycosyl hydrolase 18 domain of a carbohydrate active protein of Chitinophaga pinensis is a non-processive exochitinase , International journal of biological macromolecules , ,115,,1225-1232.
106 Jogi Madhuprakash, Bjørn Dalhus, T Swaroopa Rani, Appa Rao Podile, Vincent GH Eijsink, Morten Sørlie (2018) , Key residues affecting transglycosylation activity in family 18 chitinases: insights into donor and acceptor subsites , Biochemistry, ,57,,4325-4337.
105 G Thilagar, DJ Bagyaraj, Appa Rao Podile, Papa Rao Vaikuntapu (2018) , Bacillus sonorensis, a Novel Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacterium in Improving Growth, Nutrition and Yield of Chilly (Capsicum annuum L.) , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, ,88,,813-818.
104 Bhoopal Bhuvanachandra, Jogi Madhuprakash, Appa Rao Podile (2018) , Active-site mutations improved the transglycosylation activity of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia chitinase A , Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Proteins and Proteomics, ,1866,,407-414.
103 S Ankati, AR Podile (2018) , Understanding plant-beneficial microbe interactions for sustainable agriculture , Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops, ,27,,93-105.
102 Mohan Krishna Mallakuntla, Papa Rao Vaikuntapu, Bhoopal Bhuvanachandra, Subha Narayan Das, Appa Rao Podile (2017) , Transglycosylation by a chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae generates longer chitin oligosaccharides , Scientific reports, ,7,,5113.
101 Gunja Gayatri, Srinivas Agurla, Kazuyuki Kuchitsu, Kondreddy Anil, Appa R Podile, Agepati S Raghavendra (2017) , Stomatal closure and rise in ROS/NO of Arabidopsis guard cells by tobacco microbial elicitors: Cryptogein and Harpin , Frontiers in plant science, ,8,,1096.
100 Sadaf Kalam, Subha Narayan Das, Anirban Basu, Appa Rao Podile (2017) , Population densities of indigenous Acidobacteria change in the presence of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in rhizosphere , Journal of basic microbiology, ,57,,376-385.
99 Papa Rao Vaikuntapu, Samudrala Rambabu, Jogi Madhuprakash, Appa Rao Podile (2016) , A new chitinase-D from a plant growth promoting Serratia marcescens GPS5 for enzymatic conversion of chitin , Bioresource technology, ,220,,200-207.
98 Subha Narayan Das, Martin Wagenknecht, Pavan Kumar Nareddy, Bhoopal Bhuvanachandra, Ramana Niddana, Rengarajan Balamurugan, Musti J Swamy, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Appa Rao Podile (2016) , Amino groups of chitosan are crucial for binding to a family 32 carbohydrate binding module of a chitosanase from Paenibacillus elgii , Journal of Biological Chemistry, ,291,,18977-18990.
97 K Sadaf, L Tushar, P Nirosha, AR Podile, Ch Sasikala, Ch V Ramana (2016) , Paenibacillus arachidis sp. nov., isolated from groundnut seeds , International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, ,66,,2923-2928.
96 KV Deepika, Sadaf Kalam, P Ramu Sridhar, Appa Rao Podile, PV Bramhachari (2016) , Optimization of rhamnolipid biosurfactant production by mangrove sediment bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa KVD-HR42 using response surface methodology , Biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology, ,5,,38-47.
95 Jogi Madhuprakash, Nour Eddine El Gueddari, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Appa Rao Podile (2015) , Production of bioactive chitosan oligosaccharides using the hypertransglycosylating chitinase-D from Serratia proteamaculans , Bioresource technology, ,198,,503-509.
94 Jogi Madhuprakash, Kishore Babu Bobbili, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Tej Pal Singh, Musti J Swamy, Appa Rao Podile (2015) , Inverse relationship between chitobiase and transglycosylation activities of chitinase-D from Serratia proteamaculans revealed by mutational and biophysical analyses. , Scientific reports, ,5,,15657.
93 T Swaroopa Rani, Daisuke Takahashi, Matsuo Uemura, Appa Rao Podile (2015) , Proteins associated with oxidative burst and cell wall strengthening accumulate during citrus-Xanthomonas non-host interaction , Plant molecular biology reporter, ,33,,1349-1360.
92 T Swaroopa Rani, P Durgeshwar, Appa Rao Podile (2015) , Accumulation of transcription factors and cell signaling-related proteins in the nucleus during citrus–Xanthomonas interaction , Journal of plant physiology, ,184,,20-27.
91 Tapan Kumar Adhya, Naresh Kumar, Gopal Reddy, Appa Rao Podile, Hameeda Bee, Bindiya Samantaray (2015) , Microbial mobilization of soil phosphorus and sustainable P management in agricultural soils , Curr Sci, ,108,,1280-1287.
90 Battepati Uma, AR Podile (2015) , Apoplastic oxidative defenses during non-host interactions of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) with Magnaporthe grisea , Acta physiologiae plantarum, ,37,,26.
89 Jogi Madhuprakash, Nour Eddine El Gueddari, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Appa Rao Podile (2015) , Catalytic efficiency of chitinase-D on insoluble chitinous substrates was improved by fusing auxiliary domains , PLoS One, ,10,,e0116823.
88 Subha Narayan Das, Jogi Madhuprakash, PVSRN Sarma, Pallinti Purushotham, Katta Suma, Kaur Manjeet, Samudrala Rambabu, Nour Eddine El Gueddari, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Appa Rao Podile (2015) , Biotechnological approaches for field applications of chitooligosaccharides (COS) to induce innate immunity in plants , Critical reviews in biotechnology, ,35,,29-43.
87 Pradip K Tarafdar, Lakshmi Vasudev Vedantam, Rajeshwer S Sankhala, Pallinti Purushotham, Appa Rao Podile, Musti J Swamy (2014) , Oligomerization, conformational stability and thermal unfolding of harpin, HrpZPss and its hypersensitive response-inducing C-terminal fragment, C-214-HrpZPss , PloS one, ,9,,e109871.
86 Papa Rao Vaikuntapu, Swarnalee Dutta, Ram Babu Samudrala, Vukanti RVN Rao, Sadaf Kalam, Appa Rao Podile (2014) , Preferential promotion of Lycopersicon esculentum (Tomato) growth by plant growth promoting bacteria associated with tomato , Indian journal of microbiology, ,54,,403-412.
85 Jogi Madhuprakash, Karunakar Tanneeru, Bhavana Karlapudi, Lalitha Guruprasad, Appa Rao Podile (2014) , Mutagenesis and molecular dynamics simulations revealed the chitooligosaccharide entry and exit points for chitinase D from Serratia proteamaculans , Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects, ,1840,,2685-2694.
84 Kondreddy Anil, Subha Narayan Das, Appa Rao Podile (2014) , Induced defense in plants: a short overview , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, ,84,,669-679.
83 Debashish Dey, B Uma, G Padmaja, AR Podile (2014) , Pathogen-induced expression of harpinpss increases resistance in tobacco against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. nicotianae , Journal of plant pathology, ,96,,335-342.
82 K Anil, BV Raju, AR Podile (2014) , Leucine zipper-like motifs of HrpZPss are not essential to induce hypersensitive response in tobacco , Journal of plant pathology, ,96,,57-62.
81 AR Podile, RVNR Vukanti, A Sravani, S Kalam, S Dutta, P Durgeshwar, V Papa Rao (2014) , Root colonization and quorum sensing are the driving forces of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for growth promotion , Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad, ,80,, 407-413.
80 Battepati Uma, Appa Rao Podile (2014) , Overlapping sets of transcripts from host and non-host interactions of tomato are expressed early during non-host resistance , Plant Omics, ,7,,19.
79 Pradip K Tarafdar, Lakshmi Vasudev Vedantam, Appa Rao Podile, Musti J Swamy (2013) , Thermally stable harpin, HrpZPss is sensitive to chemical denaturants: Probing tryptophan environment, chemical and thermal unfolding by fluorescence spectroscopy , Biochimie, ,95,,2437-2444.
78 Swarnalee Dutta, T Swaroopa Rani, Appa Rao Podile (2013) , Root exudate-induced alterations in Bacillus cereus cell wall contribute to root colonization and plant growth promotion , PloS one, ,8,,e78369.
77 Kaur Manjeet, Pallinti Purushotham, Chilukoti Neeraja, Appa Rao Podile (2013) , Bacterial chitin binding proteins show differential substrate binding and synergy with chitinases , Microbiological research, ,168,,461-468.
76 Praveen Mamidala, Guguloth Mahesh Kumar, Appa Rao Podile (2013) , POLYGALACTURONASE INHIBITING PROTEINS: TITANIC PLAYERS IN PLANT IMMUNITY , Annual Review of Plant Pathology (Vol. 5), ,5,,.
75 Rama Krishna Yadlapalli, OP Chourasia, Madhu Prakash Jogi, Appa Rao Podile, Ramu Sridhar Perali (2013) , Design, synthesis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of novel phenylbenzamido-aminothiazole-based azasterol mimics , Medicinal Chemistry Research, ,22,,2975-2983.
74 Katta Suma, Appa Rao Podile (2013) , Chitinase A from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia shows transglycosylation and antifungal activities , Bioresource technology, ,133,,213-220.
73 G Jyothi, KRN Reddy, KRK Reddy, AR Podile (2013) , Exploration of suitable solid media for mass multiplication of Cochliobolus lunatus and Alternaria alternata used as mycoherbicide for weed management (barnyard grass) in rice. , Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, ,1,,280-284.
72 Jogi Madhuprakash, Avinash Singh, Sanjit Kumar, Mau Sinha, Punit Kaur, Sujata Sharma, Appa R Podile, Tej P Singh (2013) , Structure of chitinase D from Serratia proteamaculans reveals the structural basis of its dual action of hydrolysis and transglycosylation , International journal of biochemistry and molecular biology, ,4,,166.
71 K Vijay Krishna Kumar, P Sudhakar, SK Yellareddygari, JW Kloepper, H Sudini, ECS Reddy, KS Lawrence, AR Podile, K Suresh, VS Sruthi, SK Raju, ME Miller, A Al-Turki, MA El-Meleigi, RZ Sayyed, Y Hanand, MS Reddy (2013) , Efficacy of Integral®(Bacillus subtilis MBI 600) in sheath blight management and yield enhancement of rice , Recent advances in biofertilizers and biofungicides (PGPR) for sustainable agriculture. Proceedings of 3rd Asian Conference on Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and other Microbials, Manila, Philippines, 21-24 April, 2013, ,,,474-481.
70 Pullabhotla Venkata Subba Rama Narsimha Sarma, Jogi Madhu Prakash, Subha Narayan Das, Manjeet Kaur, Pallinti Purushotham, Appa Rao Podile (2013) , Microbial chitinases: natural sources, mutagenesis, and directed evolution to obtain thermophilic counterparts , Thermophilic Microbes in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology, ,,,649-669.
69 Jogi Madhuprakash, Karunakar Tanneeru, Pallinti Purushotham, Lalitha Guruprasad, Appa Rao Podile (2012) , Transglycosylation by chitinase D from Serratia proteamaculans improved through altered substrate interactions , Journal of Biological Chemistry, ,287,,44619-44627.
68 B Madhuri, S Raut, D Dey, A Nazneen, B Uma, AR Podile (2012) , Tapetum-specific expression of harpinPss causes male sterility in transgenic tobacco , Biologia plantarum, ,56,,628-634.
67 Pallinti Purushotham, Appa Rao Podile (2012) , Synthesis of long-chain chitooligosaccharides by a hypertransglycosylating processive endochitinase of Serratia proteamaculans 568 , Journal of bacteriology, ,194,,4260-4271.
66 Pullabhotla Sarma, Vadlamudi Srinivas, Kondreddy Anil, Appa Podile (2012) , Isolation and purification of microbial community DNA from soil naturally enriched for chitin , Biologia, ,67,,644-648.
65 Pallinti Purushotham, PV Parvati Sai Arun, Jogadhenu SS Prakash, Appa Rao Podile (2012) , Chitin binding proteins act synergistically with chitinases in Serratia proteamaculans 568 , PLoS One, ,7,,e36714.
64 Appa Rao Podile, Pallinti Purushotham, Subha Narayan Das, PVSRN Sarma, Jogi Madhu Prakash (2012) , Chitin, Chitosan and Chitooligosaccharides: A Treasure in Store , Microbial Diversity: Exploration , ,,,309.
63 Pallinti Purushotham, PVSRN Sarma, Appa Rao Podile (2012) , Multiple chitinases of an endophytic Serratia proteamaculans 568 generate chitin oligomers , Bioresource technology, ,112,,261-269.
62 Kondreddy Anil, Appa Rao Podile (2012) , HarpinPss-mediated enhancement in growth and biological control of late leaf spot in groundnut by a chlorothalonil-tolerant Bacillus thuringiensis SFC24 , Microbiological research, ,167,,194-198.
61 Jogi Madhuprakash1 , Karunakar Tanneeru2 , Pallinti Purushotham1 , Lalitha Guruprasad2 , Appa Rao Podile*1 (2012) , Transglycosylation by chitinase D from Serratia proteamaculans improved through altered substrate interactions , Journal of biological chemistry, ,,,.
60 SN Das, Ch Neeraja, PVSRN Sarma, J Madhu Prakash, P Purushotham, Manjeet Kaur, Swarnalee Dutta, AR Podile (2012) , Microbial chitinases for chitin waste management , Microorganisms in Environmental Management, ,,,135-150.
59 Battepati Uma, T Swaroopa Rani, Appa Rao Podile (2011) , Warriors at the gate that never sleep: non-host resistance in plants , Journal of plant physiology, ,168,,2141-2152.
58 Vijay Krishna K Kumar, MS Reddy, JW Kloepper, SKR Yellareddygari, KS Lawrence, XG Zhou, H Sudini, ME Miller, Appa Rao Podile, Surendranatha EC Reddy, SR Niranjana, Chandra S Nayaka (2011) , Plant growth-promoting activities of Bacillus subtilis MBI 600 (Integral®) and its compatibility with commonly used fungicides in rice sheath blight management , International Journal of Microbiology Research, ,3,,120.
57 Appa Rao Podile, Ch Neeraja (2011) , Microbial chitinases as potential biopesticides , Pests and Pathogens: Management Strategies, ,,,275.
56 Swarnalee Dutta, Manjeet Kaur, Appa Rao Podile (2011) , Crop health improvement with groundnut associated bacteria , Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Ecosystems, ,,,407-430.
55 Subha Narayan Das, Swarnalee Dutta, Anil Kondreddy, Neeraja Chilukoti, Sarma VSRN Pullabhotla, Srinivas Vadlamudi, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Plant growth-promoting chitinolytic Paenibacillus elgii responds positively to tobacco root exudates , Journal of plant growth regulation, ,29,,409-418.
54 Subha Narayan Das, PVSRN Sarma, Chilukoti Neeraja, Nampally Malati, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Members of Gammaproteobacteria and Bacilli represent the culturable diversity of chitinolytic bacteria in chitin-enriched soils , World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, ,26,,1875-1881.
53 Chilukoti Neeraja, Kondreddy Anil, Pallinti Purushotham, Katta Suma, PVSRN Sarma, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Biotechnological approaches to develop bacterial chitinases as a bioshield against fungal diseases of plants , Critical reviews in biotechnology, ,30,,231-241.
52 Swarnalee Dutta, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR): the bugs to debug the root zone , Critical reviews in microbiology, ,36,,232-244.
51 Burla Sashidhar, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Mineral phosphate solubilization by rhizosphere bacteria and scope for manipulation of the direct oxidation pathway involving glucose dehydrogenase , Journal of applied microbiology, ,109,,1-12.
50 Chilukoti Neeraja, Bruno Moerschbacher, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Fusion of cellulose binding domain to the catalytic domain improves the activity and conformational stability of chitinase in Bacilluslicheniformis DSM13 , Bioresource technology, ,101,,3635-3641.
49 Burla Sashidhar, Krishna Kishore Inampudi, Lalitha Guruprasad, Anil Kondreddy, Kodetham Gopinath, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Highly conserved Asp-204 and Gly-776 are important for activity of the quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenase of Escherichia coli and for mineral phosphate solubilization , Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology, ,18,,109-119.
48 Chilukoti Neeraja, Rajagopal Subramanyam, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Appa Rao Podile (2010) , Swapping the chitin-binding domain in Bacillus chitinases improves the substrate binding affinity and conformational stability , Molecular BioSystems, ,6,,1492-1502.
47 Guguloth Mahesh Kumar, Praveen Mamidala, Appa Rao Podile (2009) , Regulation of Polygalacturonase-inhibitory proteins in plants is highly dependent on stress and light responsive elements , Plant Omics, ,2,,238.
46 Pradip K Tarafdar, Lakshmi Vasudev Vedantam, Anil Kondreddy, Appa Rao Podile, Musti J Swamy (2009) , Biophysical investigations on the aggregation and thermal unfolding of harpinPss and identification of leucine-zipper-like motifs in harpins , Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Proteins and Proteomics, ,1794,,1684-1692.
45 Burla Sashidhar, Appa Rao Podile (2009) , Transgenic expression of glucose dehydrogenase in Azotobacter vinelandii enhances mineral phosphate solubilization and growth of sorghum seedlings , Microbial biotechnology, ,2,,521-529.
44 Chaturvedula Tripura, Appa Rao Podile (2007) , Properties of a chimeric glucose dehydrogenase improved by site directed mutagenesis , Journal of biotechnology, ,131,,197-204.
43 Kondreddy Anil, Kottapalli Seshagirirao, Appa Rao Podile (2007) , A simple, rapid and yet less expensive method to detect chitinase in agarose plates , Journal of biochemical and biophysical methods, ,70,,683-684.
42 C. TripuraP. Sudhakar ReddyM. K. ReddyB. SashidharA. R. Podile (2007) , Glucose dehydrogenase of a rhizobacterial strain of Enterobacter asburiae involved in mineral phosphate solubilization shares properties and sequence homology with other members of enterobacteriaceae , Indian Journal of Microbiology, ,47,,126–131.
41 Chaturvedula Tripura, Burla Sashidhar, Appa Rao Podile (2007) , Ethyl Methanesulfonate Mutagenesis–Enhanced Mineral Phosphate Solubilization by Groundnut-Associated Serratia marcescens GPS-5 , Current microbiology, ,54,,79-84.
40 Appa Rao Podile, G Krishna Kishore (2007) , Biotechnology: Plant Health Management Eds: Neeta Sharma and HB Singh, 2007, pp. 43-62 , Biotechnology: Plant Health Management, ,,,43.
39 Appa Rao Podile, G Krishna Kishore (2007) , Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria , Plant-associated bacteria, ,,,195-230.
38 Appa Rao Podile (2006) , PROFESSIONAL CAREER , Management, ,2010,,.
37 AR Podile, GK Kishore, K Manjula (2006) , Achievements in biological control of diseases with antagonistic organisms at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. , Current status of biological control of plant diseases using antagonistic organisms in India. Proceedings of the group meeting on antagonistic organisms in plant disease management held at Project Directorate of Biological Control, Bangalore, India on 10-11th July 2003, ,,,340-349.
36 G Krishna Kishore, S Pande, J Narayana Rao, AR Podile (2005) , Pseudomonas aeruginosa inhibits the plant cell wall degrading enzymes of Sclerotium rolfsii and reduces the severity of groundnut stem rot , European journal of plant pathology, ,113,,315-320.
35 K Manjula, AR Podile (2005) , Increase in seedling emergence and dry weight of pigeon pea in the field with chitin-supplemented formulations of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, ,21,,1057-1062.
34 G Krishna Kishore, Suresh Pande, AR Podile (2005) , Biological control of late leaf spot of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) with chitinolytic bacteria , Phytopathology, ,95,,1157-1165.
33 GK Kishore, S Pande, AR Podile (2005) , Chitin-supplemented foliar application of Serratia marcescens GPS 5 improves control of late leaf spot disease of groundnut by activating defence-related enzymes , Journal of Phytopathology, ,153,,169-173.
32 G Krishna Kishore, S Pande, AR Podile (2005) , Biological control of collar rot disease with broad-spectrum antifungal bacteria associated with groundnut , Canadian Journal of Microbiology, ,51,,123-132.
31 CB Tripura, B Sashidhar, AR Podile (2005) , Transgenic mineral phosphate solubilizing bacteria for improved agricultural productivity , Microbial Diversity Current Perspectives and Potential Applications, ,,,375-392.
30 K Manjula, AR Podile (2005) , Production of fungal cell wall degrading enzymes by a biocontrol strain of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , NISCAIR-CSIR, India, ,,,.
29 K Manjula, G Krishna Kishore, AR Podile (2004) , Whole cells of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 proved more effective than cell-free and chitinase-based formulations in biological control of citrus fruit rot and groundnut rust , Canadian journal of microbiology, ,50,,737-744.
27 SS Gnanamanickam, Appa Rao Podile (2003) , Overview of PGPR work in India , Proc. 6th International PGPR Workshop, ,,,43-45.
26 Mang-jye Ger, Cheng-hsien Chen, Shaw-yhi Hwang, Hsiang-en Huang, Appa Rao Podile, Badri Venkata Dayakar, Teng-yung Feng (2002) , Constitutive Expression of hrap Gene in Transgenic Tobacco Plant Enhances Resistance Against Virulent Bacterial Pathogens by Induction of a Hypersensitive Response , Molecular plant-microbe interactions, ,15,,764-773.
25 G Krishna Kishore, Appa Rao Podile (2002) , Biological Control of Peanut Diseases , Biological Control of Crop Diseases, ,,,145-174.
24 K Manjula, AR Podile (2001) , Chitin-supplemented formulations improve biocontrol and plant growth promoting efficiency of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , Canadian Journal of Microbiology, ,47,,618-625.
23 Appa Rao Podile, Hao-Jan Lin, Vanisree Staniforth, Paranthaman Sripriya, Long-Fang Oliver Chen, Teng-Yung Feng (2001) , Conditional expression of harpinPsscauses yeast cell death that shares features of cell death pathway with harpinPss-mediated plant hypersensitive response (HR) , Physiological and molecular plant pathology, ,58,,267-276.
22 Appa rao podile (2001) , Peroxidase activity and presence of phenolic substances in peduncles of rose flowers. , Plant Pathology Journal, ,7,,916-924.
21 GK Kishore, S Pande, JN Rao, AR Podile (2001) , Biological control of crown rot of groundnut by Trichoderma harzianum and T. viride , International Arachis Newsletter, ,21,,39-40.
20 PR Sailaja, AR Podile (1998) , A phytoalexin is modified to less fungitoxic substances by crown rot pathogen in groundnut Arachis hypogaea L. , Indian journal of experimental biology, ,36,,631-634.
19 S Harish, K Manjula, AR Podile (1998) , Fusarium udum is resistant to the mycolytic activity of a biocontrol strain of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , FEMS microbiology ecology, ,25,,385-390.
18 PR Sailaja, AR Podile, P Reddanna (1998) , Biocontrol strain of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 rapidly induces lipoxygenase in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) compared to crown rot pathogen Aspergillus niger , European journal of plant pathology, ,104,,125-132.
17 AR Podile, AP Prakash (1996) , Lysis and biological control of Aspergillus niger by Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , Canadian journal of microbiology, ,42,,533-538.
16 AR Podile, VDV Laxmi, K Manjula, PR Sailaja, A Adholeya, S Singh (1995) , Bacillus subtilis AF1 as biocontrol PGPR: Towards understanding survival and mechanism of action , Mycorrhizae: Biofertilizers for the Future. TERI, New Delhi, India, ,,,506-509.
15 AR Podile (1994) , Survival of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 in the bacterized peanut rhizosphere and its influence on native microflora and seedling growth , World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, ,10,,700-703.
14 Appa rao podile (1990) , Identification and pathogenicity of bacteria isolated from pome fruits trees in eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. , Research Journal of Soil Biology, ,7,,477-480.
13 Appa rao podile (1990) , Inhibition of fungal growth by garlic extract. , Plant Pathology Journal, ,9,, 779-790.
12 HC Dube, GS Prasad, AR Podile (1990) , Cell wall degrading enzymes of vascular wilt fungi. , Cell wall degrading enzymes of vascular wilt fungi., ,,,155-163.
11 HC Dube, AR Podile (1989) , Biological control of microbial plant pathogens , Indian Rev Life Sci, ,9,,15-30.
10 AR Podile, HC Dube (1988) , Plant growth-promoting activity of Bacillus subtilis AF1 , Current science , ,,,183-186.
9 BSD Kumar, AR Podile, HC Dube (1988) , Antagonistic acitivity of Bacillus subtilis towards Rhizopus nigricans. J , J Biocontrol, ,2,,4-8.
8 GS Prasad, AR Podile, HC Dube (1988) , Immobilization of cell wall degrading enzymes by isolated host and non-host cell walls. , Current science. Bangalore, ,57,,723-724.
7 AR Podile, BS DILEEP KUMAR, HC Dube (1988) , Antibiotic of rhizobacteria against some plant pathogens , Indian Journal of Microbiology , ,28,,108-111.
6 K Prabakaran, AR Podile, HC Dube (1987) , Cellulase production by Penicillium islandicum , Indian botanical reporter: IBR, ,,,.
5 AR Podile, GS Prasad, HC Dube (1987) , Partial characterization of antagonistic principle of Bacillus subtilis AF 1. , Journal of Biological Control, ,1,,60-65.
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DBT-Centre for Microbial Informatics (DBT-CMI) (approved by the Taskforce, DBT; awaiting financial sanction) 2020 5 200 Prof. H.A.Nagarajaram (Coordinator and PI), Prof. Appa Rao Podile (Co-PI), Prof. Dayananda Siddavattam (Co-PI), Prof. Ch Venkataramana (Co-PI), Dr. Pankaj Singh (Co-PI), Dr. Vivek (Co-PI), Dr. Manjari Kiran (Co-PI)

K.C. Mehta Memorial Biennial Award, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi 2018

J. C. Bose Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2018

President, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2018-19

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi 2017

Millennium Plaques of Honour, Indian Science Congress Association, Jan 2017 (presented by Prime Minister of India)

Honoris Causa, D.Sc. by the Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, February 2017

President Elect, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2016

Mrs. Sitamahalaxmi Memorial Lecture, AP Science Congress, Nov 2016

Foundation day lecture at Institute of Science and Technology, Guwahati, Nov 2016

Platinum Jubilee Lecture, Botany Section, Indian Science Congress Association, Jan 2016, Mysore University

Tata Innovation Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, April 2014

Member, DST SERB Programme Approval Committee – Plant Sciences, August 2015

Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Jan 2014

Best Faculty Researcher Award, Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society, 2014

Member, DBT Expert Committee on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides, April 2014-2016

Member, Executive Committee, Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences, 2014-2017

Member, Editorial Board, Biopesticides International Journal, 2014 onwards

Prof. G. Rangaswami Award in Agricultural Microbiology, Association of Microbiologists of India, Nov 2013

Co-Chair, DBT Task force on “Bioagents for Agriculture”, March 2013-March 2014

Elected Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2012

Member, DBT Task Force on “Bioagents for Agriculture”, 2011-2013

Life Time Achievement Award in Biotechnology, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2012

Member, Research Advisory Council, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau, U.P. 2011-2014

Associate Editor, Australasian Plant Pathology, Springer, 2011 onwards

Member, Central Council, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2011-2016

Member, Editorial Board, Kavaka, Transactions of Indian Mycological Society, 2011 onwards

Elected Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2010

Member, School Board, School of Life Sciences, Assam University, Silchar 2010-2013

Vice President, Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society, 2010 onwards

Vice President, Asian Society of PGPR for Sustainable Agriculture, 2010 onwards

Member, UGC-SAP Advisory Committee, Department of Biochemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbraga, 2009-2014

Member, UGC-SAP Advisory Committee, Department of Microbiology, Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Anantapur, 2009-2014

Elected Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 2007

Elected Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad 2007

Honorary Fellow, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2007

Member, DBT Task Force, Biofertilizers and Integrated Nutrition Management, (June 2006-2010)

Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Microbiology, New Delhi. (2006-2008)

Local Sectional Secretary, New Biology Section, 93rd Indian Science Congress Association, ANGRAU, Hyderabad

Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 2005.

Member, Editorial Board (Bacteriology), Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur. (2002-2003)

Goyal Science Foundation’s Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Award in Agriculture, Biological control of fungal diseases of plants, 1998

Coordinator, DBT Network project on “Development of Transgenic Mineral Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria” 2002-2005

President, Central Chapter, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2002.

Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi -1998

Introduced a new M.Sc. programme in “Molecular Microbiology” in Department of Plant Sciences, during 2008-09

Courses like Molecular Plant Pathology, Biochemical Plant Pathology, Microbiology, and Microbial Biotechnology to M.Sc., and M.Phil. students 

Taught Industrial Microbiology to the M.Tech. Biotechnology students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Masab Tank, Hyderabad as guest faculty (1997)

Coordinator, Refresher Course in Environmental Sciences, Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad (December 2005)

Joint Coordinator, Refresher Course in Botany, Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad (September 2000)

Coordinator, Refresher Course in Genetics, Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad (September 1999)

Coordinator, Refresher Course in Botany, Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad (September 1997)

Coordinator, Refresher Course in Biology for the Post Graduate Teachers of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samithi, Hyderabad Region (June 1996)

Coordinator, Refresher Course in Botany for the Junior College Lecturers of APSW Residential Education Society, Govt. of A.P., Hyderabad (October 1995)

Organizing Secretary, 65th Indian Phytopathological Society, December 2011

Organizing Secretary, Asian PGPR Society-Indian Group Meeting, December 2011

Organizing Secretary, 2nd Annual Meeting of the Indian Chitin and Chitin Society, December 2011

Convener, “University of Hyderabad-TIFR joint meeting- Frontiers in Science”, February 2009.

Local Organizer, EU-sponsored dissemination conference on “NanoBioSaccharides”, September 2008

Convener, Regional Children Science Congress for Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, November 2006

Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture and Agro Industry, March 9-11, 2006, Hyderabad

Local Sectional Secretary, New Biology Section, Indian Science Congress Association, 93rd session of the Indian Science Congress, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, January 307, 2006

Member, Organizing Committee, 6th International PGPR Workshop, Calicut, October 5-10, 2003.

Convener, Seminar on “Biological control and plant growth promoting rhizobacteira for sustainable agriculture” April 3-4, 2000, University of Hyderabad

Convener, Zonal Chapter Meeting of the Indian Phytopathological Society, January 15, 2003