Assistant Professor Dr. Vipa Hongtrakul

  • Position:Assistant Professor
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  • E-mail:fscivph@ku.ac.th
  • Contacts:
    • Genetics, Faculty of Science,
      Kasetsart University, Main Campus,
      Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
      Tel: (66-2)562-5444 ext. 4206
      Fax: (66-2)579-5528
  • Education:
  • BSc. (Biology) second class honor Kasetsart University 1973-1977
    MSc. (Environmental Science)
    Kasetsart University 1978-1980
    MSc. (Agriculture)The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 1985-1988
    PhD. (Genetics)Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331, USA 1992-1998
     

    Research interestsGrantsAdditional informationPublication
  • Molecular Genetics (Molecular Marker Development
  • Application of Markers, Gene Cloning and Gene Expression)

    Grants

    1. Intergeneric and interspecific hybridization for variety improvement in Jatropha curcas L. (Collaborative project PTT and KU-Biodiesel 2009-2014)
    2. Genetic study in Jatropha curcas L. for plant improvement and role of DNA methylation on gene expression in Jatropha curcas L. (KU Research and Development Institute Research Fund, 2010-2012)
    3. Genetic diversity of endangered and potentially economic aquatic plants using DNA markers (KU Research and Development Institute Research Fund, 2011- 2012)
    4. Development of microsatellite markers in waterlilies, Nymphaea spp (KU Research
    and Development Institute Research Fund, 2013-2014)
    5. Searching and analysis for bacterial leaf blight resistance genes from Thailand rice
    germplasm (KU Research and Development Institute Research Fund, 2013-2015)

      Courses taught:

        1. Molecular Genetics (416553)
        2. Plant Molecular Genetics (416557)
        3. Intensive Genetics (416511)
        4. Introduction to Population and Quantitative Genetics (416471)
        5. Principle of Genetics (416311) and Laboratory in Genetics (416312)
      Hongtrakul V., GM. Huestis and SJ. Knapp. 1997. Amplified fragment length
      polymorphisms a tool for DNA fingerprinting sunflower germplasm: genetic
      diversity among oilseed inbred lines. Theor. Appl. Genet.
      95: 400 – 407.
      Slabaugh MB., GM. Huestis, J. Leonard, JL. Holloway,C. Rosato, V. Hongtrakul, N.
      Martini, R. Toepfer, M. Voetz, J. Schell and SJ. Knapp. 1997. Sequence-based
      genetic markers for genes and gene families: single-strand conformational
      polymorphisms for the fatty acid synthesis genes of Cuphea. Theor. Appl.
      Genet. 94: 400 – 408.
      Hongtrakul V., MB. Slabaugh and SJ. Knapp. 1998. DFLP, SSCP, and SSR markers
      for delta 9 stearoyl- acyl carrier protein desaturases strongly expressed in
      developing seeds of sunflower: intron lengths are polymorphic among elite
      inbred lines. Mol. Breeding 4: 195 - 203.
      Hongtrakul V., MB. Slabaugh and SJ. Knapp. 1998. A seed specific delta 12 oleate
      desaturase gene is duplicated, rearranged, and weakly expressed in high oleic
      acid sunflower lines. Crop Sci. 38: 1245 – 1249.
      Srifah, P., B. Pomthong, V. Hongtrakul and N. Sangduan. 2000. DNA
      polymorphisms generated by single-strand conformational polymorphism and
      random amplified polymorphic DNA technique are useful as tools for Thai
      vetiver genome analysis. Proceedings of the Second International Conference
      on Vetiver: Vetiver and the Environment. 18-22 January 2000, Petchaburi,
      Thailand. p. 412-416.
      Hongtrakul V., 2001. Protein structure of delta 9 stearoyl - ACP desaturase and delta
      12 oleate desaturase genes of sunflower. Proceeding of the 12 th Genetics
      Seminar, Genetics: Gene Revolution Era, 28 -30 March 2001, p.176 – 180.
      Toahsakul, M., V. Hongtrakul and N. Sangduen. 2001. Cytological studies of sex
      determination in Cycas. Proceeding of the 12 th Genetics Seminar, Genetics:
      Gene Revolution Era, 28 -30 March 2001, p.181 - 184.
      Glingaysorn, T. and V. Hongtrakul. 2003. Oil contents, fatty acid compositions and
      development of sequence-based marker for fatB, acyl- acyl carrier protein
      (acp) thioesterase in rice. Proceeding of the 13 th Genetics Seminar, Genetics
      and Sustainable Development, 5 -7 June 2003, p.197-203.
      Glingaysorn, T. and V. Hongtrakul. 2003. Development of Ref SSCPs (restriction
      endonuclease fingerprinting single-strand conformational polymorphisms) gene
      specific marker for stearoyl-acyl carrier protein (acp) desaturase in rice.
      Proceeding of the 13 th Genetics Seminar, Genetics and Sustainable
      Development, 5 -7 June 2003, p.204-209.
      Ruangwatcharaporn, J., S. Tanisawanyangkura, N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul.
      2003. Study on genetic variation in olive (Olea europaea L.) using molecular
      markers. Proceeding of the 13 th Genetics Seminar, Genetics and Sustainable
      Development, 5-7 June 2003, p. 131-136.
      Toahsakul, M., V. Hongtrakul and N. Sangduen. 2003. Comparative cytogenetic
      studies between male and female of Cycas. Proceeding of the 13 th Genetics
      Seminar, Genetics and Sustainable Development, 5 -7 June 2003, p.370-374.
      Hongtrakul, V., V. Kunjoo, T. Glingaysorn and S. Tragoonrung. 2004. Genomic
      Study of Fatty Acids in Rice. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference
      on Rice for the Future, 31 August-3 September 2004, p. 95-103.
      Imtang, S., V. Hongtrakul and N. Sangduen. 2005. Identification of Sex-Specific DNA
      Marker and Biodiversity of Cycas and Zamia Using Amplified Fragment Length
      Polymorphism (AFLP) Techniques. Proceeding of the 14 th Genetics Seminar,
      Genetics: From Basics to Molecular Technology, 11 -13 March 2005, p.483-
      489.
      Kunjoo, V. and V. Hongtrakul. 2005. Analysis of Fatty Acids and Development of
      Molecular Marker Specific to Microsome W-3 Fatty Acid Desaturase (FAD3)
      Gene in Rice. Proceeding of the 14 th Genetics Seminar, Genetics: From
      Basics to Molecular Technology, 11 -13 March 2005, p.350-355.
      Kunjoo, V., T. Glingaysorn and V. Hongtrakul. 2005. Evaluation of Genetic
      Diversity in Rice Using Molecular Markers Specific for Genes Involving the
      Fatty Acid Synthesis. Proceeding of the 14 th Genetics Seminar, Genetics:
      From Basics to Molecular Technology, 11 -13 March 2005, p.356-361.
      Pornsarayouth, P., V. Hongtrakul, S Thanisawanyangkura and N. Sangduen. 2005.
      Genetic Relationship of Olive (Olea europaea L.) Grown in Thailand Using
      AFLP Markers. Proceeding of the 14 th Genetics Seminar, Genetics: From
      Basics to Molecular Technology, 11 -13 March 2005, p.477-482.
      Hongtrakul, V. 2005. Introduction to PCR and PAGE theories. Molecular Breeding
      Training Course, 25-26 April 2005, National Center for Genetic Engineering
      and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology
      Development Agency (NSTDA), 19 pp.
      Kongprakhon, P., N. Sangduen, V. Hongtrakul and K. Namwongprom. 2005. Meiosis
      of vetiver germplasm in Thailand. AU J.T. 9(1):9-14.
      Bezaweletaw, K., P. Sripichitt, W. Wongyai and V. Hongtrakul. 2006. Genetic
      variation, heritability and path-analysis in Ethiopian finger millet [Eleusine
      coracana (L.) Gaertn] landraces. Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 40:322-334.
      Changrong, Y., P. Sripichitt, V. Hongtrakul, S. Juntakool and A. Sripichitt. 2006. A
      QTL controlling the field weathering resistance of soybean seed. SABRAO
      Journal of Breeding and Genetics 38(2):93-103.
      Bezaweletaw, K., P. Sripichitt, W. Wongyai and V. Hongtrakul. 2007. Phenotypic
      diversity of Ethiopian finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn] in relation to
      geographical regions as an aid to germplasm collection and conservation
      strategy. Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 41:7-16.
      Changrong, Y., P. Sripichitt, S. Juntakool, V. Hongtrakul and A. Sripichitt. 2007.
      Modifying controlled deterioration for evaluating field weathering resistance of
      soybean. Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 41:232-241.
      Bezaweletaw, K., P. Sripichitt, W. Wongyai and V. Hongtrakul. 2007. Cluster and
      principal component analyses of finger millet landraces from Ethiopia and
      Eritrea. Kamphaengsean Acad. J. 5(1):40-52.
      Kanchanaketu, T., V. Hongtrakul and N. Sangduen. 2007. Identification of molecular
      markers linked to sex determination in some Cycas and Zamia using RAPD
      technique with modified Bulk Segregant Analysis. The 15 th National Genetics
      Conference, Genetics and Sufficiency Economy for Country Development, 23
      – 25 May 2007, p.45-50.
      Kumchoo, T., N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul. 2007. DNA fingerprinting in Jatropha
      curcas L. using RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) technique. The
      15 th National Genetics Conference, Genetics and Sufficiency Economy for
      Country Development, 23 -25 May 2007, p.134-138.
      Dangsawat, K., N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul. 2007. Conventional breeding of
      lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn) for variety improvement and study on DNA
      fingerprint for variety identification. The 15 th National Genetics Conference,
      Genetics and Sufficiency Economy for Country Development, 23 -25 May
      2007, p.155-159.
      Soonthornyart, S., V. Hongtrakul, N. Sangduen, S. Peyachoknagul, A. Saimaneerat,
      P. Sripichitt, V. Keeratinijakal and P. Srinoppakun. 2007. DNA fingerprinting in
      Jatropha curcas L. using AFLP. The 1st National Conference on Jatropha
      curcas L., 29-30 May 2007, p.141-147.
      Dangsawat, K., V. Hongtrakul, N. Sangduen and N. Juntawong. 2007. Study on
      genetic diversity of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn) using AFLP techniques.
      The Proceeding of IWGS Annual Symposium 2007 “Potential Development of
      Lotus and Waterlily as Economic Plants V”, 19 July 2007, p.19-24.
      Kanchanaketu, T., V. Hongtrakul and N. Sangduen. 2007. Analysis of sex
      determination in some cycads using methylation-sensitive amplification
      polymorphism (MSAP). Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 41:641-650.
      Sangduen, N., M. Toahsakul and V. Hongtrakul. 2007. Karyomorphological study of
      some selected cycads. AU J.T. 11(1):1-6.
      Chang-rong, Y., P. Sripichitt, V. Hongtrakul, S. Juntakool, A. Sripichitt and S. Fukai.
      2007. Developing DNA markers for assisting selection of field weathering
      resistance in soybean. Soybean Sci. 26(6): 820-827.
      Theveethivarak, P., K. Sirinarumitr, T. Sirinarumitr, R. Hongprayoon, V. Hongtrakul
      and D. Santivatr. 2007. Differentiation of strains and phylogenetic analysis of
      Thai PRRSV strains based on ORF7 sequence. Kasetsart Veterinarians 17 (2):
      53-62.
      Dangsawat, K., V. Hongtrakul, N. Sangduen and N. Juntawong. 2008. Study on
      genetic diversity of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn) using RAPD and AFLP
      techniques. The proceeding of 46th Kasetsart University Annual Conference
      “Kasetsart University Celebrates His Majesty’s 80th Birthday and 80 Years of
      Pleace and Prosperity in the Kingdom”, 29 January -1 February 2008. p.128-
      135.
      Suwanagul, A., A. Tanjitmantham and V. Hongtrakul. 2008. Cloning and
      characterization of ethylene receptor gene from Dendrobium Sonia ‘No.17’.
      Acta Hort. 788:87-95.
      Kumchoo, T., N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul. 2009. Genomic screening of rice
      using microsatellite and specific functional markers for the differentiation of rice
      germplasm. The proceeding of 47th Kasetsart University Annual Conference
      “Agricultural Science Leading Thailand: Food and Alternative Energy for
      Sustainable Balance”, 17-20 March 2009. p. 52-61.
      Wanihsuksombat, C., V. Hongtrakul and P. Suppakul. 2009. Characterization of a prototype of lactic acid-based time-temperature indicator for monitoring the
      food product quality. Proceedings of the Food Innovation ASIA Conference
      2009. June 18-19, 2009. Bangkok, Thailand.
      Songpanich, P. and V. Hongtrakul. 2009. Intersubgeneric cross in Nymphaea spp. L.
      to develop a blue hardy waterlily. The Water Garden J. 24(2):12-19.
      Kladmook, M., N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul. 2009. Investigation of blast disease
      resistant genes in Thai local rice. Thai J. of Genet. 2(1):36-43.
      Rattanamanee, Y., S. Peyachoknagul, N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul. 2009.
      Development of microsatellite markers for Jatropha curcas L. Thai J. of Genet.
      2(2):145-154.
      Sangduen, N., M. Toahsakul and V. Hongtrakul. 2009. Comparative
      karyomorphological study between male and female plants of some Cycas and
      Zamia species. Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 43: 476-485.
      Win, N.P.P., P. Sripichitt, W. Chanprasert, V. Hongtrakul and C. Phumichai. 2009.
      Evaluation of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] germplasm for field weathering
      resistance using seed quality and SCAR markers. Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 43:
      629-641.
      Kongprakhon, P., A. Cuesta-Marcos, PM. Hayes, V. Hongtrakul, P. Sirithunya, T.
      Toojinda and N. Sangduen. 2010. Four QTL in rice associated with broad
      spectrum resistance to blast isolates from rice and barley. J. Phytopathol.
      158(2): 125-131. (0.783)
      Songpanich, P. and V. Hongtrakul. 2010. Intersubgeneric cross in Nymphaea spp. L.
      to develop a blue hardy waterlily. Scientia Horticulturae 124: 475-481. (0.859)
      Kongprakhon, P., P. Sirithunya, V. Hongtrakul, T. Toojinda and N. Sangduen. 2010.
      Syntenic relationship of loci for quantitative resistance to Pyricularia grisea in
      rice and barley. Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 44: 381-391.
      Soe, M., P. Sripichitt, W. Chanprasert, V. Hongtrakul and A. Sripichitt. 2010.
      Inheritance of field weathering resistance in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill].
      Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.) 44: 325-334.
      Wanihsuksombat, C., V. Hongtrakul and P. Suppakul. 2010. Development and
      characterization of a prototype of a lactic acid-based time-temperature
      indicator for monitoring food product quality. J. Food Eng. 100: 427-434.
      (2.081)
      Phongkaew, P., V. Hongtrakul, N. Sangduen, A. Thongpan, U. Arunyawat, A.
      Swatdipong, S. Hatachote and P. Rukaewma. 2011. Isolation and
      characterization of eight novel microsatellite loci in whisker sheatfish
      (Micronema bleekeri Gunther, 1864). Conservation Genet. Resour. 3: 425-427.
      (0.485)
      Vannarattanarat, S., U. Kovitvadhi and V. Hongtrakul. 2011. Comparison of gene
      expression in glochidia and adult freshwater pearl mussels (Chamberlainia
      hainesiana) using cDNA-AFLP and differential display techniques. Thai J. of
      genet. 4(1): 63-70.
      Suwannoi, S., T. Kanchanaketu, P. Kusolkumbot, N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul.
      2011. DNA methylation and genetic study of interspecific hybridization in
      Jatropha curcas L. Thai J. of genet. 4(2): 95-108.
      Kusolkumbot, P. and V. Hongtrakul. 2012. Interhybridization between plants in the
      genus Jatropha and hybrid detection. The Proceeding of 50th Kasetsart
      University Annual Conference “Solve the Environment Crises, Seek
      Opportunities for Thai Agriculture, Step forward with ASEAN”, 31 January -2 February 2012. p.40-47.
      Dathong, J. and V. Hongtrakul. 2012. Development of molecular markers for hybrid
      detection in waterlily (Nymphaea spp.) and lotus (Nelumbo spp.). The
      Proceeding of 50th Kasetsart University Annual Conference “Solve the
      Environment Crises, Seek Opportunities for Thai Agriculture, Step forward with
      ASEAN”, 31 January -2 February 2012. p.48-56.
      Sae-Eung, C., T. Kanchanaketu, N. Sangduen and V. Hongtrakul. 2012. DNA
      methylation and genetic diversity analysis of genus Cycas in Thailand. Afr. J.
      Biotechnol. 11 (4): 743-751. (1.013)
      Kanchanaketu, T., N. Sangduen, T. Toojinda and V. Hongtrakul. 2012. Genetic
      diversity analysis of Jatropha curcas L. based on methylation sensitive
      amplification polymorphism. Genet. Mol. Res. 11 (2): 944-955. (0.573)
      Kladmook, M., T. Kumchoo and V. Hongtrakul. 2012. Genetic diversity analysis and
      subspecies classification of Thailand rice landraces using DNA markers. Afr. J.
      Biotechnol. 11 (76): 14044-14053. (1.013)

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