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Dhanesha Nanayakkara

Country of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Peradeniya General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2018 Master Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Development of molecular tool kit for the rice breeders Development of a novel molecular marker for bacterial leaf blight (BLB) resistance gene Xa21 in rice and screening Sri Lankan rice germplasm for BLB resistance Screening of Sri Lankan rice varieties for submergence tolerance

Publications resulting from Research: 

N.H.L.D.L.D. Nanayakkara, V. Herath, D.V. Jayatilake (201 8). Haplotype Diversity Analysis of
Bacterial Leaf Blight Resistance Gene Xa21 in Rice. Tropical Agricultural Research Journal vol.30(1 ):
p 56-68
N.H.L.D.L.D. Nanayakkara, S.K. Wasala, I.P. Wickremasinghe, N.M. Ubeysekara, K.G.C.N.
Jayarathne (201 7). Molecular Diversity Analysis of Conserved Capsicum chinense Jacq. Germplasm in
Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research vol.29(2): p 21 8-224

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Singapore 5th International rice congress
2018 Sri Lanka 30th PGIA annual congress
2018 Sri Lanka Wayamba University International Conference (WinC)
2017 India 6th NGGIBCI conference
2017 Sri Lanka 2nd International conference on Bio Science and Biotechnology
2017 Sri Lanka 29th PGIA annual congress