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Nematology      (15 scientists)

Dr Tushar Kanti Dutta


Field of Specialisation : Molecular basis of plant-nematode interactions; use of bacterial toxins for pest management

Dr Tushar Kanti Dutta

Sr. Scientist

M.Sc. : 2007 (Indian Agricultural Research Institute)

Ph.D : 2010 (Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Rothamsted Research)

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Nematology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   3

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

  1. Dutta TK*, Mandal A, Kundu A, Phani V, Mathur C, Veeresh A, Sreevathsa R (2022). RNAi-mediated knockdown of gut receptor-like genes prohibitin and ?-amylase altered the susceptibility of Galleria mellonella to Cry1AcF toxin. BMC Genomics 23:601 DOI: 10.1186/s12864-022-08843-8 (NAAS score - 10.56)
  2. Dutta TK*, Veeresh A, Mathur C, Phani A, Mandal A, Sagar D, Nebapure SM (2021). The induced knockdown of GmCAD receptor protein encoding gene in Galleria mellonella decreased the insect susceptibility to a Photorhabdus akhurstii oral toxin. Virulence 12:2957-2971 DOI: 10.1080/21505594.2021.2006996 (NAAS score - 11.43)
  3. Santhoshkumar K, Mathur C, Mandal A, Dutta TK* (2021). A toxin complex protein from Photorhabdus akhurstii conferred oral insecticidal activity against Galleria mellonella by targeting the midgut epithelium. Microbiological Research 242:126642 DOI: 10.1016/j.micres.2020.126642 (NAAS score - 11.07)
  4. Dutta TK, Papolu PK, Singh D, Sreevathsa R, Rao U (2020). Expression interference of a number of Heterodera avenae conserved genes perturbs nematode parasitic success in Triticum aestivum. Plant Science 301:110670 DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110670 (NAAS score - 11.36)
  5. Shankhu PY, Mathur C, Mandal A, Sagar D, Somvanshi VS, Dutta TK* (2020). Txp40, a protein from Photorhabdus akhurstii conferred potent insecticidal activity against the larvae of Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera litura and S. exigua. Pest Management Science 76(6):2004-2014. DOI: 10.1002/ps.5732 (NAAS score - 10.46)
  6. Mathur C, Phani V, Kushwah J, Somvanshi VS, Dutta TK* (2019). TcaB, an insecticidal protein from Photorhabdus akhurstii causes cytotoxicity in the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 157:219-229. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2019.03.019 (NAAS score - 10.97)
  7. Shivakumara TN, Chaudhary S, Kamaraju D, Dutta TK*, Papolu PK, Banakar P, Sreevathsa R, Singh B, Manjaiah KM, Rao U (2017). Host-induced silencing of two pharyngeal gland genes conferred transcriptional alteration of cell wall-modifying enzymes of Meloidogyne incognita vis-à-vis perturbed nematode infectivity in eggplant. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:473. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00473 (NAAS score - 12.63)
  8. Papolu PK, Dutta TK*, Tyagi N, Urwin PE, Lilley CJ, Rao U (2016). Expression of a cystatin transgene in eggplant provides resistance to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1122. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01122 (NAAS score - 12.63)
  9. Kumari C, Dutta TK*, Banakar P, Rao U (2016). Comparing the defence-related gene expression changes upon root-knot nematode attack in susceptible versus resistant cultivars of rice. Scientific Reports 6:22846 DOI: 10.1038/srep22846 (NAAS score - 10.99)
  10. Dutta TK*, Papolu PK, Banakar P, Choudhary D, Sirohi A, Rao U (2015). Tomato transgenic plants expressing hairpin construct of a nematode protease gene conferred enhanced resistance to root-knot nematodes. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:260. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00260 (NAAS score - 12.06)

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

  1. A modified Y-chamber/Y-tube olfactometer was designed and constructed to perform laboratory bioassays on nematode chemotaxis to different plant roots.
  1. Soil less pluronic gel system was developed for nematode culturing and screening of nematode infection in plant.
  1. Tracking of exogenously applied biomolecules in nematode body.
  1. Estimation of lipid utilization in different developmental stages of plant nematodes.
  1. Functional analysis of chemotaxis and neuromusculation process in nematodes by in situ hybridization and gene knock-down.

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Associate Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
  1. Young Scientist research grant by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)-DST, Government of India
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru award conferred by ICAR, Crop Protection Young Scientist Award conferred by Association for Advancement in Plant Protection (AAPP)
  1. Editorial Board Member: BMC Plant Biology, BMC Genomics, PeerJ, Plos One; Guest Editor: Frontiers in Plant Science, Editor: Indian Journal of Nematology (2015-18)
  1. IARI merit medal for the best Ph.D. thesis