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Plant Pathology      (27 scientists)

Dr Amalendu Ghosh


Field of Specialisation : Insect vectors of plant viruses- Interrupting virus transmission by thrips and whitefly, RNAi, gene editing, molecular diagnostics

Dr Amalendu Ghosh

Sr. Scientist

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Entomology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   4

   Ph.D :   4

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

  1. Amalendu Ghosh*, Priti, B Mandal, RG Dietzgen. 2021. Progression of watermelon bud necrosis virus in its vector, Thrips palmi. Cells. 10, 392. (IF 7.666; ~NAAS rating 13.67)
  2. Amalendu Ghosh, S Jagdale, Basavaraj, Ralf Dietzgen*, RK Jain. 2020. Genetics of Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Journal of Pest Science, 93(1):27-39 [IF: 5.92, ~NAAS rating: 11.92]
  3. P Chakraborty, Amalendu Ghosh*. 2022. Topical Spray of dsRNA Induces Mortality and Inhibits Chilli Leaf Curl Virus Transmission by Bemisia tabaci Asia II 1. Cells. 11(5), 833; https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11050833 [IF: 7.666; ~NAAS rating:13.67]
  4. Thesnim P, S Jangra, M Kumar, Amalendu Ghosh*. 2023. Effect of silencing Bemisia tabaci TLR3 and TOB1 on fitness and begomovirus transmission. Frontiers in Plant Science, 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1136262 [IF 6.627, NAAS rating 12.62]
  5. Amalendu Ghosh*. B Roy, N Aarthi, A Das, S Dhar, S Mukherjee. 2021. Transovarial transmission of dolichos yellow mosaic virus by its vector, Bemisia tabaci Asia II 1. Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.755155 (IF: 6.064; ~NAAS rating 12.06)
  6. V Rajesh, S Jangra, Amalendu Ghosh* (2023). Effect of silencing Thrips palmi Btk29A and COL3A1 on fitness and virus acquisition. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14, 1254246. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2023.1254246 (IF: 6.064, NAAS rating: 12.06)
  7. S Jangra, Amalendu Ghosh*, S Mukherjee, VK Baranwal, RG Dietzgen. 2022. Development of a polymerase spiral reaction-based isothermal assay for rapid identification of Thrips palmi. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. DOI:10.3389/fmolb.2022.853339 [IF 6.113, NAAS rating: 12.11]
  8. V Rajesh, S Jangra, Amalendu Ghosh*. 2023. Effect of silencing Thrips palmi Btk29A and COL3A1 on fitness and virus acquisition. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1254246 [IF: 6.064, NAAS rating: 12.06]
  9. Priti, S Jangra, VK Baranwal, RG Dietzgen, Amalendu Ghosh*. 2020. A rapid field-based assay using recombinase polymerase amplification for identification of Thrips palmi, a vector of tospoviruses. Journal of Pest Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-020-01284-w [IF: 5.92, ~NAAS rating 11.92]
  10. Priti, SK Mukherjee, Amalendu Ghosh*. 2022. Silencing of Thrips palmi UHRF1BP1 and PFAS Using Antisense Oligos Induces Mortality and Reduces Tospovirus Titer in Its Vector. Pathogens, 11 (11),1319. doi: 10.3390/pathogens11111319 [IF: 4.531, ~NAAS rating 10.53]

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

  1. A rapid, on-site, field-based technique for diagnosis of Thrips vector based on recombinase polymerase amplification
  1. Rapid, easy-to-use thrips diagnotics using polymerase spiral reaction
  1. Primary cell cultures of thrips (Thrips palmi and Frankliniella occidentalis)
  1. Sponge gourd genotype DSG 7 resistant to tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus
  1. Sponge gourd variety Pusa Sponge Gourd 29 resistant to tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Fulbright Fellowship (USA)
  1. Endeavour Research Fellowship (Australia)
  1. INSA medal for Young Scientists by Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
  1. Associate Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India
  1. Fellow of Royal Entomological Society, London (FRES); 1st Dr HK Jain Memorial Young Scientist Award 2021 by ICAR-IARI; ESI Young Entomologist; MK Patel Young Scientist Award by IPS; Young Scientist Award by SPSS; Young Scientist Award by CWSS