Sripada Udupa
Senior Scientist, Biotechnology

Sripada Udupa is a senior scientist (biotechnology) with over 25 years of experience using genomics and biotechnology tools for crop improvement. He helped to establish ICARDA’s biotechnology research and laboratory, and has been working with ICARDA in Morocco since 2006. He has authored more than 100 publications, including peer-reviewed journals, proceedings, and book chapters.

Udupa has developed strong partnerships with universities and national research systems in the Near East and North Africa regions, and with research institutions in North America and Europe. To support the genotyping of gene bank accessions, he is helping to assess diversity and to mine genetic resources for adaptive traits.

Udupa is contributing to the integration of doubled haploids technology and molecular marker tools to speed up varietal development in wheat and barley. Previously, he also worked on microsatellite marker development used in genetic mapping and analyzed the genetic diversity of chickpeas and lentils.

Sripada Udupa's Publications

Pathogen diversity and mating types of Didymella rabiei isolates collected from Morocco
Genetic diversity and structure of a barley collection predominatly from North African region
Potential of indigenous entomopathogenic nematodes for controlling tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) under laboratory and field conditions in Morocco
Co-Inoculation of Mesorhizobium ciceri with Either Bacillus sp. or Enterobacter aerogenes on Chickpea Improves Growth and Productivity in Phosphate-Deficient Soils in Dry Areas of a Mediterranean Region
Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Symbiotic Efficiency of Selected Rhizobia Strains Nodulating Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.)
The Global Durum Wheat Panel (GDP): An International Platform to Identify and Exchange Beneficial Alleles
Understanding photothermal interactions will help expand production range and increase genetic diversity of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.)
Marker assisted selection in plant breeding
Journal Article
September 15, 2020

Marker assisted selection (MAS) is ‘smart breeding’ or fast track plant breeding technol-ogy. It is one tool utilized in breeding companies and research institutes for fast devel-opment of improved varieties, giving possibility to select desirable...

Intra-cultivar variability at microsatellite loci in date palm cultivars across the GCC countries
Functional Dissection of the Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Stay-Green Phenotype Associated with Molecular Variation at an Ortholog of Mendel’s I Gene for Cotyledon Color: Implications for Crop Production and Carotenoid Biofortification
Journal Article
November 07, 2019

“Stay-green” crop phenotypes have been shown to impact drought tolerance and nutritional content of several crops. We aimed to genetically describe and functionally dissect the particular stay-green phenomenon found in chickpeas with a green...

Wheat performance with subclover living mulch in different agro-environmental conditions depends on crop management
Molecular variance and population structure of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) landraces from Mediterranean countries as revealed by simple sequence repeat DNA markers: implications for conservation and use
Allelic variation at high-molecular weight and low-molecular weight glutenin subunit genes in Moroccan bread wheat and durum wheat cultivars
Genetic Relationship and Diversity Analysis of Faba Bean (Vicia Faba L. var. Minor) Genetic Resources Using Morphological and Microsatellite Molecular Markers
A SSR kit to study genetic diversity in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cotyledonary node of Vicia faba L.
Genetic diversity of on-farm selected olive trees in Moroccan traditional olive orchards
Physiological and Genetic Diversity in Rhizobium sullae from Morocco
Development of 1000 Microsatellite Markers across the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Genome
Phenotypic and genetic diversity in Sinorhizobium meliloti and S. medicae from drought and salt affected regions of Morocco
SuperSAGE: the drought stress-responsive transcriptome of chickpea roots
Genetic structure, diversity, and allelic richness in composite collection and reference set in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Use of an adsorbent and antioxidants to reduce the effects of leached phenolics in in vitro plantlet regeneration of faba bean
Genetic diversity of Rhynchosporium secalis in Tunisia as revealed by pathotype, AFLP, and microsatellite analyses
Genetic dissection of pathotype-specific resistance to ascochyta blight disease in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using microsatellite markers
High mutation rate and mutational bias at (TAA)n microsatellite loci in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)