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Genetics      (52 scientists)

Dr Rajendra Kumar


Field of Specialisation : Genetics, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Biotechnology

Dr Rajendra Kumar

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur

Ph.D : C.SJ.M.University, Kanpur

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Genetics

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   26

   Ph.D :   17

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

  1. Mahto RK, Ambika , Singh C, Chandana BS, Singh RK, Verma S, Gahlaut V, Manohar M, Yadav N and Kumar R* (2022) Chickpea Biofortification for Cytokinin Dehydrogenase via Genome Editing to Enhance Abiotic-Biotic Stress Tolerance and Food Security. Front. Genet. 13:900324. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2022.900324.
  1. Upadhyaya, H. D.; Wang, L.; Prakash, C. S.; Liu Y.; Gao, L.; Meng,R.;Seetharam,K., Gowda,CLL.;Ganesamurthy,K.; Singh,S. K.;Kumar,R.;Liu,J., and Wang*, Y.H. (Online published and accepted on March 15, 2022). Genome Wide Association MappingIdentifies an SNF4 Ortholog that Impacts Biomass, Plant Height, SSC and Juice Yield in Sorghum and Sugarcane. Journal of Experimental Botany (Accepted JEXBOT/2021/306582).https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erac110.
  1. Ambika; Hegde, Venkatraman; Nimmy, M. S.; Bharadwaj, C.; Tripathi, Shailesh; Singh, Rajesh Kumar; Kumar*, Rajendra (Published on line November 8, 2021).Unraveling genetics of semi?determinacy and identification of markers for indeterminate stem growth habit in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Scientific Reports, 11(21837): 1-8, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01464-3.
  1. Lihua Wang*, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Jian Zheng, Yanlong Liu, Shailesh K. Singh, C.L.L. Gowda, Rajendra Kumar, Yongqun Zhu, Yi-Hong Wang, Jieqin Li* (Online published and accepted on September 6, 2021). Genome-wide Association Mapping Identifies Novel Panicle Morphology Loci and Candidate Genes in Sorghum. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12 (743838):1-9, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2021.743838.
  1. Singh, N., Kumar, R., Kumar, S., Singh, P. and Yadav, H.*(Published online Jan 23, 2021). Mapping QTLs for Alternaria blight in Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.). 3 Biotech, 11(2):91-98,DOI: 10.1007/s13205-020-02638-y.
  1. Anusha Ramani, Radha Kushwaha, Ritika Malaviya, Rajendra Kumar, Neelam Yadav* (Published online Feb 2, 2021). Molecular, Functional and Nutritional Properties of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Protein Isolates Prepared by Modified Solubilization Methods. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 15(3), pp. 2352-2368, DOI: 10.1007/s11694-020-00778-6.
  1. Basu, U., Bajaj, D., Sharma, A., Malik, N., Daware, A., Narnoliya, L., Thakro, V., Upadhyaya, H., Kumar, R., Tripathi, S., Bharadwaj, C., Tyagi, A. and Parida, S.* (2018). Genetic dissection of photosynthetic efficiency traits for enhancing seed yield in chickpea. Plant Cell and Environment, 42(1), pp.158-173, DOI:10.1111/pce.13319.
  1. Srivastava, R., Upadhyaya, H.D., Kumar, R., Daware, A., Basu, U., Shimray, P.W., Tripathi, S., Bharadwaj, C., Tyagi, A.K. and Parida, S.K.* (2017). A Multiple QTL-Seq Strategy Delineates Potential Genomic Loci Governing Flowering Time in Chickpea. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, pp. 1-13, DOI:10.3389/fpls.2017.01105.
  1. Philanim Wungmarong Shimray, Deepak Bajaj, Rishi Srivastava, Anurag Daware, Hari D Upadhyaya, Rajendra Kumar, Chellapilla Bharadwaj, Akhilesh K Tyagi, Swarup K Parida (2017). Identifying Transcription Factor Genes Associated with Yield Traits in Chickpea. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 35(5): 562-574.
  1. Srivastava, R., Bajaj, D., Sayal, Y.K., Meher, P.K., Upadhyaya, H.D., Kumar, R., Tripathi, S., Bharadwaj, C., Rao, A.R. and Parida, S.K.* (2016). Genome-wide development and deployment of informative intron-spanning and intron-length polymorphism markers for genomics-assisted breeding applications in chickpea. Plant Science, 252 (11), pp.374387, DOI: 10.1016 / j.plantsci.2016.08.013.

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

  1. Pusa Parvati (BG-3062) Gram identified by VIC of ICAR and notified by CVRC wide: No.3-74 /20 l9-SD. IV Dated 20-10-2019 / India.
  1. Pusa Kabuli Gram-128 (Pusa Shubra / BG-128) identified by VIC of ICAR and notified by CVRC wide: S.O. 1572(E), dated- 20-09-2006 / India.
  1. Pusa 2024/(BG-2024) Kabuli chickpea released by Delhi state SVRC and notified by CVRC wide: S.O.2458(E), dated-16-10-2008 / India.
  1. Pusa 1108 Kabuli chickpea released by Delhi state SVRC and notified by CVRC wide:S.O. 1572(E), dated -20-09-2006 / India.
  1. Pusa 1103/(BG-1103) Desi chickpea & Pusa 1105 Kabuli chickpea released by Delhi state SVRC and notified by CVRC wide: S.O. 1566(E), dated- 05-11-2005 / India and seven other varieties released by SVRC, Uttar Pradesh.

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. National Award for promotion of Science & Technology-2019 conferred by President of India on behalf of DST, Govt of India on February 28, 2020.
  1. U.P. Best Agriculture Scientist Award 2016 conferred by U.P. Government on recommendation of screening committee chaired by Padma Bhushan V.L. Chopra.
  1. International Exchange Programme fellowship- 2010 by Indian National Science Academy.
  1. Associate Fellow / Member Award -2005 conferred by The National Academy of Sciences, India.
  1. Prof Uma Kant Sinha Memorial Award 2003 conferred by Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata on January 5, 2004.