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Genetics      (50 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

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

  1. Mittal Neha, Bhardwaj Juhi, Verma Shruti, Singh Rajesh Kumar, Yadav Renu, Kaur D., Talukdar Akshay, Yadav Neelam and Kumar* Rajendra (2023). Disentangling potential polymorphic markers and genotypes for Macro-Micro Nutrients in Chickpea. Sci Rep 13, 10731 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-37602-2.
  2. Singh Charul, Kumar Ramesh, Sehgal Hansa, Bhati Sharmista, Singhal Tripti, Gayacharan., Nimmy MS, Yadav Renu, Gupta Santosh Kumar, Abdallah Naglaa A, Hamwieh Aladdin, Kumar* Rajendra (2023). Unclasping potentials of genomics and gene editing in chickpea to fight climate change and global hunger threat. Front. Genet Sec. Plant Genomics.14:1085024. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2023.
  3. Gupta Astha, Sharma Tripti, Singh SP, Bhardwaj Archana, Srivastava Deepti, and Kumar Rajendra* (2023). Prospects of microgreens as budding living functional food: Breeding and biofortification through OMICS and other approaches for nutritional security. Front. Genet. 14: 1053810. https://doi:10.3389/fgene.2023.1053810.
  4. Singh RK, Singh C, Ambika, Chandana BS, Mahto RK, Patial R, Gupta A, Gahlaut V, Gayacharan, Hamwieh A, Upadhyaya HD and Kumar R* (2022). Exploring Chickpea Germplasm Diversity for Broadening the Genetic Base Utilizing Genomic Resources. Front. Genet. 13:905771. https://doi.org/ 10.3389/fgene.2022.905771.
  5. Chandana BS, Mahto RK, Singh RK, Ford R, Vaghefi N, Gupta SK, Yadav HK, Manohar M and Kumar R* (2022). Epigenomics as Potential Tools for Enhancing Magnitude of Breeding Approaches for Developing Climate Resilient Chickpeas. Front. Genet. 13:900253. https://doi.org / 10.3389/fgene.2022.900253.
  6. Ambika, Aski MS, Gayacharan, Hamwieh A, Talukdar A, Kumar Gupta S, Sharma BB, Joshi R, Upadhyaya HD, Singh K and Kumar R* (2022). Unraveling Origin, History, Genetics, and Strategies for Accelerated Domestication and Diversification of Food Legumes. Front. Genet. 13:932430. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2022.932430.
  7. 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2022.900324.
  8. Ambika; Hegde, Venkatraman; Nimmy, M. S.; Bharadwaj, C.; Tripathi, Shailesh; Singh, Rajesh Kumar; Kumar*, Rajendra (2021). Unraveling the genetics of semi‑determinacy and identification of markers for indeterminate stem growth habit in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Scientific Reports, 11(21837): 1-8. https://doi.org/ 10.1038/s41598-021-01464-3.
  9. Kumar, R.*, Singh, R. K., Misra, J., Yadav, A., Kumar, A., Yadav, R., Hegde, V., Kumar, S. and Yadav, N. (2021). Dissecting Proteomic Estimates for Enhanced Bioavailable Nutrition during Varied Stages of Germination and Identification of Potential Genotypes in Chickpea. Legume Research, 45 (9): 1082-87. https://doi.org/10.18805/LR-4531.
  10. Yadav, R., Jain, V., Hegde, V., Yadav, N. and Kumar, R.* (2019). Bio-Physico-Chemical Response of Drought Tolerant Chickpeas to Nickel. LEGUME RESEARCH-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 43(3):345-352. https://doi.org/ 10.18805/LR-4179.

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

  1. Patent for Potato Flakes Energy Bars vide Patent Number – 402984 - dated 04/08/ 2022 by Controller of Patent, Intellectual Property India, Govt of India.
  1. Pusa Chickpea 3057 (BG 3057) is a kabuli variety identified by Delhi State Seed Sub-Committee for release in National Capital Region Delhi.
  1. Pusa JG16 (BGM 10221) a MABC-derived drought-tolerant introgression line identified and notified by the Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops vide S.O. 1056(E) dated 6th March 2023 / India.
  1. Desi Chickpea Pusa Vijay (BGM 10217) notified by the Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops vide No. 3-85/2023-SD.lV dated 9th June 2023/ India.
  1. Pusa Chickpea 4005(BG 4005) a drought-tolerant introgression line developed through marker-assisted breeding notified by the Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops S.O.8 (E) dated 24-12-2021 / India.

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.