Dr. Gandhi Gracy

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Dr. Gandhi Gracy
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Professional Experience
3 years
M. Sc. (Agricultural Entomology), PhD ( Entomology)
DNA Barcode, Insecticidal Resistance, Insects Endosymbionts, Insect Genomics and Transcriptomics
Underwent 3 months training on Insect Bioinformatics in Dr. Angela Douglas Lab, Department of Enomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New Yark, USA during September to December-2010.
Participated "International Learning Programme on safe vegetable production" from 1st October to 7th October 2007, conducted by AVRDC-Regional for South Asia and ICRISAT, Patancheru A.P. India
Winter school training o "Biological and Biotechniological Approaches to insect pests and disease Control" from 14th December 2007 at PDBC Bangalore, India
Training Conducted:
Around 10 trainings (seven short courses and two 21 days) training have been organized on Bioinformatics, DNA Barcoding and Insecticide Resistance and around around 112 researchers from all over india have been trained.
Awards and Honours
Dr. R. J. Rabindra Team Award -2019 by ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore for the research on molecular entomology, insect genomics and database
Women Scientist Award- 2019, by Dr. B.Vasantharaj David Foundation, Chennai for the contribution towards Molecular Entomology
The “Fellow of the Society” award, 2014 by Society for Biocontrol Advancement , Bangalore
Dr. Harbajhan Singh Award -2009 for best research paper by Indian Vegetable Society, Varanasi
Brief Achievements
Developed DNA Barcodes for Indian Coccinellidae and Sphecidae (Sensu lato), Thrips and Fruit fly.
Monitoring and detection of insecticide resistance in Helicoverpa armigera.
Role of Gut Microflora in the insecticide resistance in Helicoverpa armigera and Nilaparvatha lugens.
Analysis of insect transcriptome and whole-genome to find the important pathways and functions.
Redescription of Indian Carinostigmus aterrims and male for the first time to the science.
Insect Proteomics studies using bioinformatics approaches esp. molecular dynamics.
Database development for the molecular information of Indian Insects.
Small RNA and miRNA studies on important insects pests.
The “Fellow of the Society” award, 2014 by Society for Biocontrol Advancemnt, Bangalore.
Received Financial Grant from ICAR-NAIP, for the 3 months training on Advance Bioinformatics” from September 2010 to December 2010 at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
Received Financial Grant from DBT to present the paper at 8th International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science from 7th July to 10th July, 2019 at Sitges, Spain.
Total Number of Publication = 30 National & International
Selected Publications
R. Gandhi Gracy, B.R.Basavaarya, B.Kariyanna, C.G.Arunkumara, S.K.Jalali, T.Venkatesan, Chandish R.Ballal and M. Mohan.2019. The relationship between genome size, morphological parameters and diet breadth in insect species. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Available online 31 May 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2019.1011889
R. Gandhi Gracy, K. Srinivasa Murthy and T. Venkatesan.2019. New Record of Carinostigmus Tsuneki (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Pemphredoninae) species in India and identity of its species using DNA barcoding. Journal of Biological Control, 33(1): 70-75,2019, DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2019/23007
Malathi M. Vijayakumar, Ravi P. More, Anandham Rangasamy, Gracy R. Gandhi, Mohan Muthugounder, Venkatesan Thiruvengadam, Sandipan Samaddar, Sushil K. Jalali, Tongmin Sa (2018). Gut Bacterial Diversity of Insecticide-Susceptible and -Resistant Nymphs of the Brown Planthopper Nilaparvata lugens Stål (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) and Elucidation of Their Putative Functional Roles. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 28(6): 976-986
V. M. Malathi, S.K. Jalali, V.J. Lyju, R. Gandhi Gracy, R.B. More , R. Anandham, A. Thulasi & T. Venkatesan.2017. Associated bacterial diversity of insecticide-susceptible and -resistant brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Homoptera: Delphacidae) analyzed by culture-dependent and -independent methods. Phytoparasitica 44: 477. doi: 10.1007/s12600-017-0629-3
Gandhi Gracy, R. and Murali. M. 2017. Do plant viruses benefit their insect vectors?. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2017; 5(4): 1906-1911
Sindhu, T., Venkatesan, T., Gracy R. G., S. K. Jalali, and Anil Rai. 2017. Exploring the resistance developing mutations on Ryanodine receptor in DBM and binding mechanism of its activators using computational study. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 121: 59-72. (IF: 2.859)
Gracy, R.G., Malathi, V.M., Jalali, S.K. V. L. Jose A. Thulasi (2016) Variation in larval gut bacteria between insecticide-resistant and -susceptible populations of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Phytoparasitica 44: 477. doi:10.1007/s12600-016-0547-9
R.Gandhi Gracy, T.M.Shivalingaswamy,S.Satpathy and A.B.Rai.2011. Okra fruit borer, Earias vittella(F), a new host record for the egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilotreae Nagaraja and Nagarkatti from India. J. Biological Control, 25(2): 146-147
T. Seenivasagan, Gandhi Gracy, R. and A.V. Navarajan Paul. 2010. Differential parasitism by Cotesia Plutellae (Kurdjumov) on Plutella xylostella (L)( in artificaly infested hosts plants J. Biological Control, 24(1):22-37.
Rai, A.B. , Satpathy, S., Gandhi Gracy , R. and T. M. S. swamy 2009. Some approaches in management of sucking pests on chilli with special reference to tarsonemid mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus bank., Veg Sci, 36(3):297-303.
Rai, A.B. , Gracy ., R.G., Akhilesh Kumar, S.N.S. Chaurasia and Mathura Rai 2008. Effect of Apis mellifera pollination on the yield attributing characters and yield of cucumber (Cucumis sativsL.) Veg. Sci., 35(2) 201-202.
Rai, A.B. , Satpathy S., Gracy, R.G., Shivalingaswamy, T.M. and Rai, M. (2007). Yellow mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus Banks) menance in chilli crop. Veg. Sci. 34(1);1-13