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R.S. Pune, Maharashtra      (5 scientists)

Dr Basavaraj


Field of Specialisation : Plant Pathology and Plant Virology (Virus disease diagnostics, Virus-vector-plant interactions, Plant virus disease management through biotechnological and resistance breeding approaches)

Dr Basavaraj

Sr. Scientist

M.Sc. : University of Agril.Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru

Ph.D : PG School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA, New Delhi

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Plant Pathology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   02 as the guide and 12 as AC member

   Ph.D :   4 as AC member

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

  1. Sahana N, Kaur H., Basavaraj, Tena F, Jain RK, Palukaitis, Peter; Canto, Tomas; Praveen, Shelly (2012) Inhibition of the Host Proteasome Facilitates Papaya Ringspot Virus Accumulation and Proteosomal Catalytic Activity Is Modulated by Viral Factor HcPro. PLoS ONE. 7(12): e52546. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052546
  2. Basavaraj, Ashwinikumar, Holkar, S.K., Jain, R.K. and Mandal B. 2017. First Report of Groundnut bud necrosis virus infecting Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) in India. Plant Disease. 101(8): 1559. doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-02-17-0259-PDN
  3. Holkar, S. K., Basavaraj, Y.B. Mandal, B. and Jain, R. K. 2018. Optimization of a more efficient protocol for mechanical inoculation for watermelon bud necrosis orthotospovirus and its validation with different watermelon genotypes. Crop Protection. 108: 110-119.
  4. Singh, A., Permar, V., Basavaraj, Bhoopal, S.T. and Praveen, S. 2018. Effect of Temperature on Symptoms Expression and Viral RNA Accumulation in Groundnut Bud Necrosis Virus Infected Vigna unguiculata. Iranian J. Biotechnol. 16(3): 227-234.
  5. Chaudhary, M., Verma, S., Kumar, A., Basavaraj, Y.B., Tiwari, P., Singh, S., Chauhan, S.K., Kumar, P. and Singh, S.P., 2021. Graphene oxide based electrochemical immunosensor for rapid detection of groundnut bud necrosis orthotospovirus in agricultural crops. Talanta, 235, p.122717.
  6. Gupta, D., Singh, O.W., Basavaraj, Y.B., Roy, A., Mukherjee, S.K. and Mandal, B., 2021. Direct Foliar Application of dsRNA derived from the full-length gene of NSs of groundnut bud necrosis virus limits virus accumulation and symptom expression. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12, p.734618.
  7. Rai, A., Basavaraj, Y.B., Sadashiva, A.T., Reddy, M.K., Ravishankar, K.V., Hussain, Z., Venugopalan, R., Kambham, M.R. 2020. Evaluation of tomato genotypes for resistance to bud necrosis disease caused by Groundnut bud necrosis tospovirus (GBNV). Crop Protection. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2019.105074
  8. Ghosh, A., Basavaraj, Y.B., Jangra, S. and Das, A. 2019. Exposure to watermelon bud necrosis virus and groundnut bud necrosis virus alters the life history traits of their vector, Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Archives of Virology. 164: 2799. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04381-z
  9. Basavaraj, Y.B., Siwach, J., Kumar, A., Bhattarai, A., Qayoom, N., Baranwal, V.K. and Jain, R.K., 2020. First report of natural infection by capsicum chlorosis virus on amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybridum) plants from India. Plant Disease, 104(11), pp.3086-3086.
  10. Kumar, A., Rout, B.M., Choudhary, S., Sureja, A.K., Baranwal, V.K., Pant, R.P., Kaur, B., Jain, R.K. and Basavaraj, Y.B., 2022. First report of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus infecting pumpkin in India. Plant Disease, 106(6).

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

  1. Methodology for mass rearing Thrips palmi, the vector of tospovirsuses on soil-less media and vector-mediated transmission of groundnut bud necrosis virus (GBNV) & watermelon bud necrosis virus (WBNV)
  1. Methodology for evaluation of watermelon genotypes for resistance to watermelon bud necrosis virus (WBNV) through mechanical sap-transmission
  1. Optimized the methodology for inducing GBNV infection in tomato, chilli, tobacco and cowpea plants under controlled conditions through mechanical sap-transmission as well as high-pressure spray gun inoculation to evaluate the genotypes for resistance.
  1. A multiplex RT-PCR assay system for simultaneous detection of three most prevalent tospoviruses in India (GBNV, WBNV & Capsicum chlorosis virus-CaCV)
  1. Identified the source of resistance to WBNV in watermelon and developed, through precise in-silico identification of the immunogenic epitopes, the WBNV NSs protein-specific polyclonal antiserum useful for the host plant resistance screening, identification of the vector thrips species transmitting WBNV, and for forecasting of WBNV inoculum by detecting viruliferous thrips population in the fields before the cropping season.

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. IVS Young Scientist Award by Indian Virological Society in 2018
  1. Early Career Research (ECR) Project Award by DST-SERB (GoI) in 2018
  1. Best Oral Paper Presentation Award in the 7th International Conference on �Phytopathology in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals� at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, India from January 16-20, 2020.
  1. Best Oral Paper Presentation Award in the Indian Virological Society, International Conference of Virology (VIROCON 2020) on Evolution of Viruses & Viral Diseases. February 18-20, 2020.
  1. Best Oral Paper Presentation Award in the Indian Phytopathological Society, 8th International Conference (Hybrid Mode) of on “Plant Pathology: Retrospect and Prospects” organized at Sri K Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner-Jaipur (India) during March 23-26, 2022.