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Deepthi Chandrika Bandara

Senior Professor
Agricultural Biology
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Biography

Senior Professor of Agricultural Biology, University of Peradeniya.Ph.D (Horticulture) - Pennsylvania State University, USA; M.S. (Horticulture) - Pennsylvania State University, USA; B.Sc (Agriculture) - University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Research Interest

Investigations on carbon compartmentalization and source-sink relationships of plant species of agricultural, horticultural and economic significance. Investigations on the effect of moisture stress and drought resistance of plant species. Investigations on the feasibility of using hydroponics for horticultural and medicinal crops. Investigations on the effect of environmental influence on physiological parameters of horticultural plants of export significance. Investigations on the use of in vitro techniques as a tool in plant physiology for plant improvement. Investigations on effective and efficient strategies for development of teaching and learning in higher education institutes.

Publications

  • Herath, H. M.I., Bandara, D.C., Samarajeewa, P.K. and Wijesundara, D.S.A. 2008. The effect of plant growth regulators on anther culture response and plant regeneration in selected Sri Lankan Indica rice varieties, Japonica varieties and their inter sub-specific hybrids. Trop. Agric. Res. 20: 243-250.

  • Herath, H.M.I., Bandara, D.C., Samarajeewa, P.K. and Wijesundara, D.S.A., 2009. The Effect of low temperature pre-treatment on anther culture in selected Indica, Japonica rice varieties and their inter sub-specific hybrids. Cey. J. Sci. (Bio Sci.) 38 (1): 11-16.

  • Herath, H.M.I. and Bandara, D.C., 2010. Anther culture performance in selected high yielding Indica (of Sri Lanka), Japonica rice varieties and their inter sub-specific hybrids (accepted for publication in Journal of the National Science Foundation Vol 39).

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