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Raviraj M. Kalunke


PhD in Plant Biotechnology, Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy, 2012

Current position

Research Associate, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, Biochemical Sciences Division, Pune, India


  1. Jayaramaiah, R. H., Anand, A., Beedkar, S. D., Dholakia, B. B., Punekar, S. A., Kalunke, R. M., Gade, W. N., Thulasiram, H. V. and Giri, A. P. (2016). Functional characterization and transient expression manipulation of a new sesquiterpene synthase involved in beta-caryophyllene accumulation in Ocimum. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 473(1): 265-271.

  2. Priyanka, S., Raviraj, M. K. and Ashok, P. G. (2015). Towards Comprehension of Complex Chemical Evolution and Diversification of Terpene and Phenylpropanoid Pathways in Ocimum Species. In: Priyanka, S., Raviraj, M. K. and Ashok, P. G.(eds). RSC Advances 12/2015; 5(129). DOI:10.1039/C5RA16637C

  3. Kumar, P., Lucini, L., Rouphael, Y., Cardarelli, M., Kalunke, R. M. and Colla, G. (2015). Insight into the role of grafting and arbuscular mycorrhiza on cadmium stress tolerance in tomato. Front Plant Sci 6: 477.

  4. Kalunke, R. M., Tundo, S., Benedetti, M., Cervone, F., De Lorenzo, G. and D'Ovidio, R. (2015). An update on polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein (PGIP), a leucine-rich repeat protein that protects crop plants against pathogens. Front Plant Sci 6: 146.

  5. Kalunke, R. M., Cenci, A., Volpi, C., O'Sullivan, D. M., Sella, L., Favaron, F., Cervone, F., De Lorenzo, G. and D'Ovidio, R. (2014). The pgip family in soybean and three other legume species: evidence for a birth-and-death model of evolution. BMC Plant Biol 14: 189.

  6. Raviraj, M. K., Michela, J., Stefano, B. and Renato, D. (2013). Using biolistics and hybridization to combine multiple glycosidase inhibitor transgenes in wheat. Euphytica 12/2013; 194(3). DOI:10.1007/s10681-013-0972-5

  7. Raviraj, M. K., Michela, J., Luca, S., David, P., Valérie, G., Francesco, F. and D’Ovidio, R. (2011). Transcript analysis of the bean polygalacturonase inhibiting protein gene family reveals that PVPGIP2 is expressed in the whole plant and is strongly induced by pathogen infection. Plant Pathology 06/2011; 93(1):148. DOI:10.4454/jpp.v93i1.284

  8. Raviraj, M. K., Archana, M. K., K. Harinath Babu, D. Theertha Prasad: Agrobacterium mediated transformation of sugarcane for borer resistance using Cry 1Aa3 gene and one-step regeneration of transgenic plants. Sugar Tech 12/2009; 11(4):355-359. DOI:10.1007/s12355-009-0061-1

Protocols by Raviraj M. Kalunke
  1. An Improved and Simplified Radial Gel Diffusion Assay for the Detection of Xylanase Activity