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Genetics      (50 scientists)

Dr Prashanth Babu H.

Field of Specialisation : Wheat Genetics and Breeding

Dr Prashanth Babu H.


M.Sc. : University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

Ph.D : University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Teaching 4 courses

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

  1. Babu P, Baranwal DK, Harikrishna, Pal D, Bharti H, Joshi P, Thiyagarajan B, Gaikwad KB, Bhardwaj SC, Singh GP and Singh A (2020) Application of Genomics Tools in Wheat Breeding to Attain Durable Rust Resistance. Front. Plant Sci. 11:567147. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.567147
  2. Kanwal M, Qureshi N, Gessese M, Forrest K, Babu P, Bariana H, Bansal U. (2021). An adult plant stripe rust resistance gene maps on chromosome 7A of Australian wheat cultivar Axe. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 134(7):2213-2220. (NAAS rating: 11.69, 5.699)
  3. Qureshi, N., Kandiah, P., Gessese, M.K., Nsabiyera, V., Wells, V., Babu, P., Wong, D., Hayden, M.J., Bariana, H., & Bansal, U.K. (2018). Development of co-dominant KASP markers co-segregating with Ug99 effective stem rust resistance gene Sr26 in wheat. Molecular Breeding, 38:1-9.
  4. Bariana, H.S.; Babu, P.; Forrest, K.L.; Park, R.F.; Bansal, U.K. Discovery of a New Leaf Rust Resistance Gene Lr82 in Wheat: Molecular Mapping and Marker Development. Genes 2022, 13
  5. Yadav R, Gupta S, Gaikwad KB, Bainsla NK, Kumar M, Babu P, Ansari R, Dhar N, Dharmateja P and Prasad R (2021) Genetic Gain in Yield and Associated Changes in Agronomic Traits in Wheat Cultivars Developed Between 1900 and 2016 for Irrigated Ecosystems of Northwestern Plain Zone of India. Frontiers in Plant Science 12:719394. doi: org/10.3389/fpls.2021.719394 (NAAS Score: 10.40)
  6. Dharmateja P, Kumar M, Pandey R, Mandal PK, Babu P, Bainsla NK, Gaikwad KB, Tomar V, Kranthi Kumar K, Dhar N, Ansari R, Saifi N, Yadav R. Deciphering the change in root system architectural traits under limiting and non-limiting phosphorus in Indian bread wheat germplasm. PLoS One. 2021 Oct 1;16(10):e0255840. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255840.
  7. Gaikwad, K. B., Rani, S., Kumar, M., Gupta, V., Babu, P. H., Bainsla, N. K., & Yadav, R. (2020). Enhancing the nutritional quality of major food crops through conventional and genomics-assisted breeding. Frontiers in nutrition, 7, 533453. (NAAS rating: 12.57, 6.576)
  8. Pal, D., Bhardwaj, S.C., Sharma, P. et al. Molecular marker aided selection for developing rust resistant genotypes by pyramiding Lr19/Sr25 and Yr15 in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Australasian Plant Pathol. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13313-020-00738-0
  9. Rumesh Ranjan, Rajbir Yadav, Kiran Gaikwad, Manjeet Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Prashanth Babu, Renu Pandey, Arun K Joshi (2021). Genetic variability for root traits and its role in adaptation under conservation agriculture in spring wheat. Indian J. Genet., 81(1): 24-33. (NAAS rating: 6.55, 0.55)
  10. Kiran B. Gaikwad, Naveen Singh, Parampreet Kaur, Sushma Rani, Prashanth Babu H, Kuldeep Singh (2021). Deployment of wild relatives for genetic improvement in rice (Oryza sativa). Plant Breeding, 140:2352. (NAAS rating: 7.832, 1.832)

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

  1. HD 3298 - is a bio-fortified wheat variety with high Fe content (43.1 %) and good level protein content (12.12%). It has an average yield of 39 q/ha with a potential yield of 47.4 q/ha.
  1. HD 3171 - Recommended for North Eastern Plain Zone Production condition under timely sown rainfed conditions (25 Oct 5 Nov). Average yield: 29.5 q/ha. Important characteristics include, micronutrient rich variety with high iron (47.1 ppm), Zn (45 ppm).
  1. HD 3293 - is a bread wheat genotype identified for release under restricted irrigated condition of North East Plain Zone. It is high yielding with a mean yield of 38.8 q/ha.
  1. HI 1621 - A rust resistant bread wheat variety with an average yield of 49.1 q/ha and potential yield of 61.8 q/ha suitable for commercial cultivation under restricted irrigation conditions of NWPZ.
  1. HI 1634 - is a high yielding (51.6 q/ha) genotype, identified for late sown, irrigated conditions of central zone with a highest yield potential of 70.6 q/ha and wider yield stability.

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. IACBG Fellow- Awarded with Indo-Australian Career Boosting Fellowship-2016-18
  1. Best Research Paper Award for the year 2013, Indian Society of Seed Technology
  1. Best oral presentation-International Symposium-cereals for food security and climate resilience
  1. Best poster awards
  1. Young Scientist award