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Seed Science and Technology(SST)      (14 scientists)

Dr Arun kumar M.B.


Field of Specialisation : Seed Science & Technology

Dr Arun kumar M.B.

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Ph.D : ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Seed Technology

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

   Ph.D :   1

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

  1. Kumar, M. B. A., Vakeswaran, V. and Krishnasamy, V (2005). Enhancement of synthetic seed conversion to seedlings in hybrid rice. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 81(1):97-100
  2. Kumar, M. B. A., Anuradha Varier, Sherry, R. J., Aruna Kumari, K., Malavika Dadlani and Sharma, S.P. (2005) Characterization of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.] genotypes by seedling anthocyanin pigmentation and seed characters. Seed Science and Technology 33(1): 215-226
  3. Kumar, M. B. A., Sherry R.J., Anuradha Varier and Sharma S.P. (2005). Seed esterases � A descriptor for characterization of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.)R.Br.) genotypes. The Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 64(4): 267-270
  4. Kumar, M. B. A., Sherry, R. J. and Anuradha Varier (2006). A rapid protocol to test genetic purity of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.) genotypes Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 76(2): 120-121
  5. Kumar, M.B.A., Sherry, R. J., Anuradha Varier and Dadlani, M. (2007) Suitability of seed esterases for establishing distinctness, uniformity and stability of pearl millet genotypes. Current Science 93(7): 951-956
  6. Kumar, M.B.A., Ruth, C.M. and Nonogaki, H. (2011) Isolation of miRNAs that regulate seed germination and dormancy. Methods in Molecular Biology, 773(4): 199-213
  7. Kumar, M.B.A., Dadlani, M., Kumar, R. and Jacob, S.R. (2014). Identification and validation of informative SSR markers suitable for ensuring the genetic purity of brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) hybrid seeds. Scientia Horticultrae, 175: 95-100.
  8. Kumar, S., Jacob, S.R., Satyavathi, T.C., Dadlani, M. and Kumar M.B.A. (2015). Utility of SSR markers in assessing the purity and identity of pearl millet hybrids. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 25(1): 121-124
  9. Jha, N.K., Jacob, S.R., Napolean, T., Jain, S.K. and Kumar M.B.A. (2016). SSR markers based DNA fingerprinting and it�s utility in testing purity of eggplant hybrid seeds. Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods, 8(3): 333-338
  10. Jacob, S.R., Kumar, M.B.A., Varghese, E. and Sinha, S.N. (2016) Hydrophilic polymer film coat as a micro-container of individual seed facilitates safe storage of tomato seeds. Scientia Horticulturae 204:116-122

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

  1. Kumar, J., Nisar, K., Walia, S., Kumar, M.B.A. and Parmar, B.S. (2010). Polymeric seed coats based on bioactive botanicals. Indian Patent No. 244542.
  1. Application of DNA markers to establish the identity, DUS and genetic purity in different crops like pearl millet, brinjal, tomato, rose, etc.
  1. Seed coating techniques for the effective delivery of pesticides and micronutrients.
  1. Elucidating the molecular mechanism of seed germination and seedling establishment: Role of micro-RNA (miRNA) 156 and 172 in Arabidopsis seedling establishment has been elucidated. The detailed methodology for extraction of miRNAs from the seeds was devel
  1. Pearl millet variety PUSA Composite 701 and hybrid PUSA 1201

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. CSIR Fellowship 1999
  1. Fast Track Fellowship 2006
  1. BOYSCAST Fellowship 2008