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Plant Pathology      (27 scientists)

Dr M. S. Saharan


Field of Specialisation : Fungal Pathology

Dr M. S. Saharan

Head, Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan

Ph.D : CCS HAU, Hisar, Haryana

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Plant Pathology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   Guided: IARI: 3; ANASTU: 2, Guiding: 1

   Ph.D :   Guide 1

Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating 6 and above with first or corresponding author only

  1. Kumar, S., Phogat, B. S., Vikas, V. K., Sharma, A. K., Saharan, M. S., Singh, A. K. et al. 2019. Mining of Indian wheat germplasm collection for adult plant resistance to leaf rust. PLoS One 14(3): e0213468. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213468.
  2. Aggarwal, R., Kulshreshtha, D., Sharma, S., Singh, V. K., Manjunatha, C., Bhardwaj, S. C. and Saharan, M. S. 2018. Molecular characterization of Indian pathotypes of Puccinia striiformis tritici and multigene phylogenetic analysis to establish inter- and intraspecific relationship. Genetics and Molecular Biology. DOI:htto://dx.sdoi.org/10.1590/1678-4685-GMB-2017-0171
  3. Trethowan, R., Chatrath, R., Tiwari, R., Kumar, S., Saharan, M. S., Bains, N., Sohu, V. S., Srivastava, P., Sharma, A., De, N., Prakash, S., Singh, G. P., Sharma, I., Eagles, H., Diffey, S., Bansal, U. and Bariana, H. 2018. An analysis of wheat yield and adaptation in India. Field Crops Research 219: 192-213.
  4. Sharma, P., Shefali, Pandey B., Muthusamy, S.K., Kumar, S., Saharan, M. S., Kumar, Sudheer, Singroha, G., Sharma, Indu and Singh, G. P. 2018. Development and validation of microsatellite markers for Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica) and loose smut (Ustilago segetum tritici) of wheat from related fungal species. Journal of Phytopathology. 166: 729-738.
  5. Kumar, A., Pandey, V., Singh, Manoj, Pandey, D. and Saharan, M. S. 2017. Draft genome sequence of Karnal bunt pathogen (Tilletia indica) of wheat provides insights into the pathogenic mechanisms of quarantined fungus. PLOS One 12 (2):e0171323, doi;10.1371/journal.pone.0171323.
  6. Sundeep Kumar, ........,Saharan, M. S. and others. 2017. Evaluation of 19460 wheat accessions conserved in the Indian National Gene Bank to identify new sources of resistance to rust and spot blotch diseases. PLOS One / DOI: 10.1371 / journal.pone. 0167702 Dec.12, 2016: 1-31.
  7. Saharan, M. S. and Naef, A. 2008. Detection of genetic variation among Indian wheat head scab pathogens (Fusarium spp./isolates) with microsatellite markers. Crop Protection 27: 1148 -1154.
  8. Saharan, M. S. and Saharan, G. S. 2004. Influence of weather factors on the incidence of Alternaria blight of cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) on varieties with different susceptibilities. Crop Protection 23: 1223-1227.
  9. Sushma Kumari Pawar, Sharma, D., Duhan, J. S., Saharan, M. S., Tiwari, R., and Sharma, I. 2016. Mapping of stripe rust resistance QTL in CappelleDesprez 3 PBW343 RIL population effective in northern wheat belt of India. 3 Biotech 2016 6: 76-82.
  10. Kumar, S., Singroha, G., Bhardwaj, S. C., Bala, R., Saharan, M. S., Khan, M. A., Mahapatra, S., Sivasamy, M., Rana, V., Mishra, C. N., Prakash, Om, Verma, a., Sharma, P., Sharma, I., Chatrath, R., Singh, G. P. and Gupta, V. 2019. Multi environment evaluation of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) germplasm identifies donors with multuiple fungal disease resistance. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 66: 797-808.

Patent / Technologies / Methodologies / System etc. (Upto Five) :

  1. Co Developer of Wheat Variety DBW 88
  1. Co Developer of Wheat Variety WB-1
  1. Co Developer of Wheat Variety DBW 90
  1. Co Developer of Wheat Varieties, DPW 621-50, CBW 38, DBW 71
  1. As Collaborator, developed wheat varieties, DBW 93, DBW 107, DBW 110, DBW 39, HD 3226 and HD 3249

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Fellow, NAAS, New Delhi; Young Scientist Award and Associateship, NAAS, New Delhi
  1. Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI)Gene Stewardwship Award 2018
  1. Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi and Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research
  1. Dr K C Mehta and Dr Manoranjan Mitra Award of IPS, New Delhi, 2019; Dr. R. Prasada Memorial Award of ISMPP, Udaipur, 2022
  1. Sh V P Gokhale Award of MACS (ARI, DST), Pune, 2019 and Dr H C Dube Young Scientist Award of ISMPP, Udaipur in 2008