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Plant Pathology      (27 scientists)

Dr Aundy Kumar


Field of Specialisation : Plant Pathology: Plant Bacteriology; Plant Microbiome

Dr Aundy Kumar

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore

Ph.D : Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Plant Pathology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   23

   Ph.D :   4

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

  1. Reddy, B., Kumar, A., Mehta, S. et al. (2021) Hybrid de novo genome-reassembly reveals new insights on pathways and pathogenicity determinants in rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae RMg_Dl. Sci Rep 11, 22922. [NAAS rating: 10.38 ] [Role: Corresponding Author]
  2. Sahil Mehta, A. Kumar, V. Mohan Murali Achary, Prakash Ganesan, Neelmani Rathi, Asmita Singh, Kuleshwar Prasad Sahu, Shambhu Krishan Lal, T.K. Das, Malireddy K. Reddy (2021) Antifungal activity of glyphosate against fungal blast disease on glyphosate-tolerant OsmEPSPS transgenic rice Plant Sciences (Elsevier), 311: 111009, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2021.111009 (NAAS Rating: 10.73) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  3. Kumar, M., K. Charishma, K.P. Sahu, N. Sheoran, A. Patel, A. Kundu, A. Kumar (2021) Rice leaf associated Chryseobacterium species: An untapped antagonistic flavobacterium displays volatile mediated suppression of rice blast disease. Biological Control (Elsevier), 161: 104703, ISSN 1049-9644, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.10470 (NAAS Rating: 9.69) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  4. Archana, T. J., Gogoi, R., Kaur, C., Varghese, E., Sharma, R. R., Srivastava, M., & Kumar, A. (2021). Bacterial volatile mediated suppression of postharvest anthracnose and quality enhancement in mango. Postharvest Biology and Technology (Elsevier), 177, 111525. (NAAS Rating: 11.54) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  5. Kumar A, Jyotsana S, Munjal V et al (2020) Polyphasic phenotypic and genetic analysis reveals clonal nature of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae causing pomegranate bacterial blight, Plant Pathology (British Society of Plant Pathology, UK) 69 (2): 347-359 (NAAS Rating: 8.59) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  6. Sahu, K. P., Kumar, A., Patel, A., Kumar, M., Gopalakrishnan, S., Prakash, G., & Gogoi, R. (2021). Rice Blast Lesions: an Unexplored phyllosphere microhabitat for novel antagonistic bacterial species against Magnaporthe oryzae. Microbial Ecology (Springer), 81(3), 731-745. (NAAS Rating: 10.55) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  7. Sheoran, N., Ganesan, P., Yadav, I. S., & Kumar, A. (2021). Genome assisted molecular typing and pathotyping of rice blast pathogen, Magnaporthe oryzae, reveals a genetically homogenous population with high virulence diversity. Fungal Biology (Elsevier), 125 (9): 733-747 Doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2021.04.007 (NAAS Rating: 9.10) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  8. Sahu, R., Prabhakaran, N., Kundu, P., Kumar, A. (2021). Differential response of phytohormone signalling network determines nonhost resistance in rice during wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) colonization. Plant Pathology (Wiley), 70 (6): 1409-1420 Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13376 (NAAS Rating: 8.59) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  9. Sahu KP, Patel A, Kumar M, Sheoran N, Mehta S, Reddy B, Eke P, Prabhakaran N and Kumar A (2021) Integrated Metabarcoding and Culturomic-Based Microbiome Profiling of Rice Phyllosphere Reveal Diverse and Functional Bacterial Communities for Blast Disease Suppression. Front. Microbiol. 12:780458. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.780458, (NAAS Rating: 11.64) [Role: Corresponding Author]
  10. Kumar, M., Kumar, A., Sahu, K. P., Patel, A., Reddy, B., Sheoran, N., & Rathour, R. (2021). Deciphering core-microbiome of rice leaf endosphere: Revelation by metagenomic and microbiological analysis of aromatic and non-aromatic genotypes grown in three geographical zones. Microbiological Research (Elsevier), 246, 126704. (NAAS Rating: 11.42) [Role: Corresponding Author]

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

  1. Kumar A, T. J. Zachariah and V. Vinod (2012) Application no: 3433/CHE: Bacterial fermentation technology for production of high quality odour free white pepper from mature green pepper (Piper nigrum L) Publication date: 20-04-2012 (Patent); Patent Granted
  1. Methodology for production of disease free planting material by endophyte assisted shoot bacterization
  1. Methodology for disinfection of ginger rhizomes by rhizome solarization assisted heat
  1. Method for defense activation in rice against blast by endophytic bacteria derived volatile and non volatile elicitor
  1. Method for production of white pepper (Piper nigrum) by bacterial fermentation of green berries of Piper nigrum

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. MJ Narasimhan-Best paper Award by Indian Phytopathology, New Delhi
  1. Best paper Award by Society for Advancement of Research on Pomegranate, Solapur
  1. DBT Overseas Fellowship 2009-10 - Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  1. DST-International Travel Grant 2013 to participate New Phytologist Trust-Plant Microbiome Symposium at Rhodes Island, Greece.
  1. International Foundation for Science- Young Scientist Grant 2000-2003