Dr. M. Anuradha


Padmashree Institute of Management & Sciences


PIMS Research Centre & Biotech Finishing School


RISHI Foundation


Rishi Herbal Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore


Ph.D., Plant Tissue Culture (1996)

Sri Krishnadevarya University, Anantapur

M.Phil., Plant Tissue Culture (1991)

Sri Krishnadevarya University, Anantapur

M.Sc., Botany (1989)

Sri Krishnadevarya University, Anantapur


1989 – Secured University 1 st rank and received a special prize for the same from the Chancellor of A.P.
1992 – Qualified in GATE and selected as a UGC Junior Research Fellow.
1993 – Selected as a CISR Senior Research Fellow.
2006 – Secured 2 nd Prize for poster presentation in International Symposium on Frontiers in Genetics and Biotechnology – Retrospect & Prospect, Osmania University, Hyderabad. January 08 – 10, 2006
2006 – Recognised as Research Guide by Department of Biotechnology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
2015 – Won 3 rd Prize for Poster “Nyctanthes arbortristis L. (Night Jasmine) – A promising and cost effective substitute for Saffron in food and cosmetic industry” at Bangalore India Bio – 2015, Bengaluru.


1) 2316/CHE/2010 – Enhancing secondary metabolites and nutrients in plants and plant parts.
Inventors: M. Anuradha and S. Balasubramanya
2) 3123/CHE/2010 – Method of producing secondary metabolites from isolated fungus.
Inventors: M. Anuradha, S. Balasubramanya, Rukaya Amin Chowdery, Raouf Ahmad Mir and Pradeep S. Kaushik.
3) 169/CHE/2013 – GIS for Life Sciences.
Inventors: M. Anuradha, S. Balasubramanya and Omprakash S. Sringeri
4) 2313/CHE/2013-Method, System and Apparatus for Growing and Extracting Plant and/or Plant Parts for Enhanced Benefits
Inventors: M. Anuradha and S. Balasubramanya
5) 2314/CHE/2013-Techniques for enhancing nutrients and phytochemicals in a plant/plant parts
Inventors: M. Anuradha and S. Balasubramanya
6) 2315/CHE/2013 – Post-harvesting Techniques for enhancing nutrients and phytochemicals in Plant/plant parts.
Inventors: M. Anuradha and S. Balasubramanya

Speaker/Resource Person for Training/Workshops/Seminar:

June 05, 2009
Seminar organized by M/s Pelican Biotech & Chemical Labs, Alleppey, Kerala.
August 09, 2009
One day Seminar organized by Peptides,Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
September 24 – 26, 2009
Workshop on Plant Tissue Culture organized by NIAM Institute of Engineering, Nitte, Karkala
May 13, 2010
One Day Hands on workshop on Plant Tissue Culture organized by Peptides, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
October 16, 2014
Delivered talk on “Nutraceuticals integrated into Food – Current Status and Regulations” at seminar on “Emerging Statutory and Regulatory Issues for Food Industry” Organised by National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (AFST- I) Bangalore. Chapter on the occasion of World Food Day.


1) M. Anuradha and T. Pullaiah. 1999. In vitro seed culture and induction of enchanced axillary branching in Pterocarpus santalinus and P. marsupium: A method for rapid multiplication. Phytomorphology. Vol. 49 (2), pp. 157-163,
2) M. Anuradha and T. Pullaiah. 1999. Propagation studies of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) In vitro – an endangered taxon of Andhra Pradesh, India. Taiwania, Vol. 43 (3): 311 – 324
3) Anuradha M. and T. Pullaiah. 1998. Investigations on germination of Pterocarpus santalinus (Red Sanders) with special reference to in vitro seed culture. The Indian Forester. Vol 124
(5), pp. 309 – 313, 4) M. Anuradha and T. Pullaiah. In vitro shoot regeneration in Hardwickia binata Roxb. Frontiers in Plant Science Research. 273 – 277.
5) U.N. Lakshmidevi, M. Anuradha, E. Sreedevi and T. Pullaiah. In vitro shoot regeneration from seedling explants of Peltophorum pterocarpum (D.C) Heyne. Frontiers in Plant Science Research. 333 – 335.
6) M. Anuradha and T. Pullaiah. 1992. Micropropagation of Mulberry. Annali di Botanica. Vol. L. 35 – 42.
7) A. Sarvesh, M. Anuradha, T. Pullaiah, T.P. Reddy and P.B. Kavikishore 1996. Salt stress and antioxidant response in high and low proline producing cultivars of Niger, Guizotia abyssinica (L.F) Cass. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology: 34; 252-256:
8) M. Anuradha, P.B. Kavikishore and T. Pullaiah. 2000. In vitro propagation of Hardwickia binnata Roxb. Journal of Indian Botanical Society 79:127-131
9) M. Anuradha, Rinku Rajani, Indu B. K., K.M. Divakar. 2005. Production of anticancer compounds from cultures of Nothapodytes foetida of selected geographical origin. Phytomorphology. Vol. 54 (3 & 4): 185-191. 5
10) M. Anuradha, Indu B. K., Rinku Rajani, K.M. Divakar. Somatic embryogenesis in Nothapodytes foetida: A potent antineoplastic plant, 2007 Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. Vol. 7(1&2) 77- 80.
11) G Swaroopa, Nimisha Nigam & Anuradha Maniyam. 2007. Germplasm conservation of selected lines of Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq by nodal segment encapsulation. Phytomorphology 57 (3&4) pp. 221-225.
12) Kumara Swamy, M., S. Balasubramanya and M. Anuradha, 2009. Germplasm conservation of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) by encapsulation of in vitro derived nodal segments. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 1(8): 224 – 230.
13) Kumara Swamy, M., S. Balasubramanya and M. Anuradha, 2010. In vitro multiplication of Pogostemon cablin Benth. through direct regeneration. African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 9 (14), 2069 – 2075.
14) Kumaraswamy, M., and M.  Anuradha, 2010. Micropropagation of Pogostemon  cablin Benth.  through  direct  regeneration  for  production  of true to type plants. Plant Tissue Cult., & Biotech, 20(1): 81-89.
15) Kumara Swamy M., K. M. Sudipta, S. Balasubramanya and M. Anuradha, 2010. Effect of different carbon sources on in vitro morphogenetic response of patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin Benth.). Journal of Phytology, 2(8): 11-17.
16) Sudipta K.M, Kumara Swamy M, Balasubramanya S and Anuradha M, 2011. Cost effective approach for in vitro propagation of (Leptadenia reticulata Wight & Arn.) – a threatened plant of medicinal importance. Journal of Phytology, 3(2): 72-77.
17) Pullaiah T., M. Sowghandika, P. Kalavathi and M. Anuradha. Tissue culture of tree legumes: a review. In: In: Plant Tissue Culture – emerging trends. Pullaiah T. (Ed.), Daya Publishing House, New Delhi.
18) Balasubramanya S, L. Rajanna and M. Anuradha, 2011. Bioelicitation of gymnemic acid in suspension cultures of Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) Schultes. In: Plant Tissue Culture – emerging trends. Pullaiah T. (Ed.), Daya Publishing House, New Delhi.
19) Balasubramanya S, L. Rajanna, M. Anuradha, 2011. Effect of plant growth regulators on morphogenesis and forskolin production in Plectranthus barbatus Andrews. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant, 48 (2): 208-215.
20) Kumara swamy M, Neeraj Pokharen, Santosh Dahal and Anuradha M (2011). Phytochemical and antimicrobial studies of leaf extract of Euphorbia neriifolia. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5(24): 5785- 5788.
21) Kumara swamy M and Anuradha M (2011). Analysis of genetic variability in patchouli cultivars (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) using RAPD Markers. Research in Biotechnology, 2(6): 64-71.
22) Anuradha M, Lokesh P, Pradeep S. Kaushik and Balasubramanya S., 2011. Improved propagation technique for Nothapodytes foetida. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Pharmacy and Applied Sciences, Vol. 1 (4): 270-277.
23) M. Kumara Swamy, S.S.N. Kashyap, R. Vijay, Rahul Tiwari, M. Anuradha (2012). Production and Optimization of Extra Cellular Protease from Bacillus Sp. Isolated from Soil. International Journal of Advanced Biotech & Research, 3 (2): 564-569.
24) Sreedevi E, Anuradha M, and Pullaiah T (2013). Plant regeneration from leaf-derived callus in Plectranthus barbatus Andr. [Syn.: Coleus forskohlii (Wild.) Briq.], African Journal of Biotechnology, 12(18): 2441-2448.
25) Lokesh, P, Balasubramanya S and Anuradha M (2013). Cost effective quantification of camptothecin and a comparative study of its content in Nothapodytes foetida and Ophiorrhiza mungos sourced from selected geographical locations. Journal of Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13596-013- 0124-4#page- 1
26) Swaroopa G., Anuradha, M. and T. Pullaiah, 2013. Elicitation of Forskolin in suspension cultures of Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq. using elicitors of fungal origin; Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, Vol.7 (3): 755-762.
27) Swaroopa G., Anuradha, M. and T. Pullaiah, 2013. Elicitation of Forskolin in suspension cultures of Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq. using bacterial elicitors. J. Indian Bot. Soc., 92(1&2): 97-100.
28) Sudipta KM, Kumara Swamy M, Anuradha M (2013). Influence of Various Carbon Sources and Organic Additives on In Vitro Growth and Morphogenesis of Leptadenia reticulata (Wight & Arn), A Valuable Medicinal Plant of India. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 21(2): 174-179.
29) Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Sudipta Kumar Mohanty and Maniyam Anuradha, 2014. The Effect of Plant Growth Regulators and natural supplements on in vitro propagation of Pogostemon cablin Benth. J. Crop Sci. Biotech., 17 (2): 71 – 78.
30) Sudipta K. M., M. Kumara Swamy, S. Balasubramanya and M. Anuradha, 2014. Assessment of genetic fidelity, antioxidant enzyme activity and proline content of micropropagated and field grown plants of Leptadenia reticulata (Wight & Arn.) – An endangered medicinal plant, Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Vol. 15 (3-4): 127 – 135.
31) Sudipta K. M., M. Kumara Swamy, S. Balasubramanya and M. Anuradha, 2014. Evaluation of antioxidant, in vitro cytotoxicity of micropropagated and naturally grown plants of Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn.-  an endangered medicinal plant. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, Vol. 7 (Suppl 1); 267 – 271.
32) Sudipta Kumar Mohanty, Kumara swamy M, Sushil Kumar Middha, Lokesh P, Balasubramanaya S and Anuradha M, 2015. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-lipoxygenase activity and characterization of three bioactive compounds in the most active fraction of Leptadenia reticulata (Wight & Arn.) – A valuable plant of medicinal importance. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 14 (3): 933-942.
33) Pradeep S Kaushik, M. Kumara Swamy, S. Balasubramanya and Maniyam Anuradha, 2015. Rapid plant regeneration, analysis of genetic fidelity and camptothecin content of micropropagated plants of Ophiorrhiza mungos Linn. – A potent anticancer plant, J. Crop Sci. Biotech., 18 (1):1-8.
34) Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Sudipta Kumar Mohanty, Uma Rani Sinniah, Anuradha Maniyam, 2015. Evaluation of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) cultivars for growth, yield and quality parameters, Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 18 (4): 826-832.

Research Support – Ongoing Research Projects:

Project Title
Funded by
Date of sanction & Duration
Lab to land technology transfer for conservation, rapid propagation and cultivation of Nothapodytes foetida.
NMPB, New Delhi
12.48 Lakhs
29.09.2014 3 Years
Adaptation, replication, scientific validation and scale-up of the patented formula that can enhance the micronutrient and phytochemical constituents in the staple food and its utilization towards improved nutritional and financial status of selected semi-rural poor woman of selected revenue villages of Kengeri Hobli, Bangalore.
DST, New Delhi
46.13 Lakhs
30.01.2015 3 Years
Establishing advance research and training facility for phytoceuticals
VGST, Dept. of IT, BT, and S&T, GoK
40.00 Lakhs
2 Years

Research Support – Completed Projects:

Project Title

Funded by


Date of sanction & Duration

Lab to land technology transfer for conservation, rapid propagation and cultivation of Nothapodytes foetida. Tissue, cell and organ culture of Melissa officinalis with special reference to Rosmarinic and Ursolic acids.
DST, New Delhi
21.80 Lakhs
3 Years
Tissue culture and conventional propagation of Nothapodytes foetida for large-scale supply of quality saplings and comparative study with Campthotheca acuminate. NMPB, New Delhi 25.0 Lakhs 2011
2 Years
Feasibility study of large-scale cultivation of wild anti-cancer plant. Charms Chem Pvt. Ltd., Pune 6.0 Lakhs 2011
Conservation of Pterocarpus santalinus (Red Sandal wood or Red sanders) rare, endangered, threatened and red listed tree of South India. Rufford Foundation, U.K 4.0 Lakhs 2010
18 months
Cost effective study of micropropagation of Leptadenia reticulata to make it feasible for commercial supply of elite germplasm for farmers. NMPB, New Delhi. 7.0 Lakhs 2009
3 Years
Technology transfer for large-scale propagation and cultivation of selected medicinal & aromatic plants for increasing income levels of women & rural development of Harohalli, Karnataka”. DBT, New Delhi 11.61 Lakhs 2007
3 years
Development of high yielding lines of selected medicinal plant of anti-malarial properties. Vedic Elements, Bangalore 3.75 Lakhs 2005
2 Years
A Systematic investigation of Nothapodytes foetida, a potent anticancer plant with emphasis on Tissue culture and in vitro secondary metabolite production. DST, New Delhi 9.44 Lakhs 2004
3 Years