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Hari Karki
Graduate Student

Major Professor: Dr. John Ham


2002 - B. Sc. Ag., Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal


Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 2008 Present.

Local Adviser, B2B Program (Business to Business for Development), Livelihood related program of Government of Denmark, September 2007- June 2008

Agriculture officer Male International Pvt. Ltd, July 2003 to June 2007   

Area of research:

Genomics of Burkholderia glumae

  1. Random transposon mutagenesis

  2. Characterize avirulent strains in respect to their ability to produce virulence factors.

  3. Phylogenetic analysis of avirulent and virulent strains of B. glumae

  4. Study and characterize the role of unknown pigment produced by some strains of B. glumae in respect to parasitic relationship with rice


  1. Mapping of the QTLs conferring partial resistant to panicle blight of rice

  2. Characterization of the mutant line lm-1 which shows enhanced resistant to BPB

Recent publications, posters, oral presentations:

Characterization of naturally avirulent strains of Burkholderia glumae, the causative agent of bacterial panicle blight of rice. APS meeting, Portland, Oregon 2009



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