Mahesh Rangu

Graduate Research assistant

 

Project Summary

 

Aluminum (Al) stress is a major problem causing reduction in plant growth in acidic soil. The most noticeable symptom of Al toxicity is the development of stunted root systems on sensitive plants. I am working on project named “Developing an association network from proteome changes to root phenotypic properties for aluminum tolerance in Switchgrass”. Plants were grown hydroponically in Al-treated and control cultures and a proteomic analysis of plants root tissue (Switchgrass) was carried out to document differential protein expression as a function of the Al status using TMT labeling with mass spectroscopy.

Publications:

 

  • Narendra Naik D, Suresh Babu V V , Sandeep Veda Narayana M S, Rangu Mahesh, “Invivo Screening of Corallocarpus Epigaeus Tuber for its Analgesic, Anti-pyretic and Anti inflammatory activity”, International Journal of Phytopharmacology, Vol 3 (3), 2012, 241-244.
  • Rangu Mahesh, Suresh Babu V V,  M.S. Sandeep Veda Narayana, D. Narendra Naik, Ramesh Malothu, “Hepatoprotective activity of Corallocarpus Epigaeus in carbon tetra chloride induced rats”, International Journal of Biological and Pharmaceutical Research, Vol-3(4), 567-570.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Presented poster on Developing an association network from proteome changes to root phenotypic properties for aluminum tolerance in Switchgrass  at The Eighth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology . Houston, Texas, USA. June 07-10, 2016.
  • Developing an association network from proteome changes to root phenotypic properties for aluminum tolerance in Switchgrass, Mahesh Rangu, Zhujia Ye, Theodore Thanhauser and Erdemir, Erdem , Suping Zhou. Thirty-eighth Annual University Wide Research Symposium. Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. April 04-08, 2016.
  • Identification of Auminum-induced Proteomics and Functional Study of drought-stress responsive genes in Switchgrass (Oral Presentation) at Dean Seminar Series19th November, 2015 at Agriculture Information and Technology Centre, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.