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R.S. Aduthurai, Tamil Nadu      (3 scientists)

Dr M. Nagarajan


Field of Specialisation : Rice breeding systems, hybrid development

Dr M. Nagarajan

Incharge, Principal Scientist



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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : NOT APPLICABLE

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

   Ph.D :   NIL

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

  1. Basavaraj SH, Singh VK, Singh A, Singh A, Singh A, Anand D, Yadav S, Singh D, Nagarajan M, Mohapatra T, Prabhu KV and Singh AK (2010) Marker aided improvement of bacterial blight resistance in parental line of PusaRH10, a superfine grain aromatic rice hybrid. Molecular Breeding 26:293305. doi: 10.1007/s11032-010-9407-3 (NAAS ID M062; NAAS Score 8.08)
  2. Singh VK, Singh A, Singh SP, Ellur RK, Choudhary V, Sarkel S, Singh D, Krishnan SG, Nagarajan M, Vinod KK, Singh UD, Rathore R, Prashanthi SK, Aggrawal PK, Bhatt JC, Mohapatra T, Prabhu KV, Singh AK. (2012) Incorporation of blast resistance into "PRR78", an elite Basmati rice restorer line, through marker assisted backcross breeding. Field Crops Research 128: 8-16 (DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2011.12.003) (NAAS ID F010; NAAS Score 9.13)
  3. Singh A, Singh VK, Singh SP, Pandian RTP, Ellur RK, Singh D, Bhowmick PK, Krishnan SG, Nagarajan M, Vinod KK, Singh UD, Prabhu KV, Sharma TR, Mohapatra T, Singh AK (2012) Molecular breeding for the development of multiple disease resistant basmati rice. AoB Plants, pls029 (doi: 10.1093/aobpla/pls029) (NAAS ID A221; NAAS Score 8.82)
  4. Marathi B, Guleria S, Anand S, Mohapatra T, Parsad R, Nagarajan M, Vinod KK, Atwal SS, Prabhu KV, Singh NK, Singh AK (2012) QTL analysis of novel genomic regions associated with yield and yield related traits in new plant type based recombinant inbred lines of rice (Oryza sativa L.). BMC Plant Biology 12:137 (doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-137) (NAAS ID B016; NAAS Score 9.93)
  5. Khanna A, Sharma V, Ellur RK, Shikari AB, Gopala Krishnan S, Singh UD, Prakash G, Sharma TR, Rathour R, Variar M, Prashanthi SK, Nagarajan M, Vinod KK, BhowmickPK, Singh NK, Prabhu KV, Singh BD, Singh AK (2015) Development and evaluation of near isogenic lines for major blast resistance gene(s) in Basmati rice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128(7): 1243-1259. (doi:10.1007/s00122-015-2502-4) (NAAS ID T055; NAAS Score 9.93)
  6. Ellur RK, Khanna A, Gopala Krishnan S, Bhowmick PK, Vinod KK, Nagarajan M, Mondal KK, Singh NK, Singh K, Prabhu KV and Singh AK (2016) Marker-aided Incorporation of Xa38, a Novel Bacterial Blight Resistance Gene, in PB1121 and Comparison of its Resistance Spectrum with xa13+Xa21. Scientific Reports 6: 29188. (NAAS ID S025; NAAS Score 10.12).
  7. Babu NN, Gopala Krishnan S, Vinod KK, Krishnamurthy SL, Singh VK, Singh MP, Singh R, Ellur RK, Rai V, Bollinedi H, Bhowmick PK, Yadav A, Mariappan N, Singh NK, Prabhu K and Singh AK (2017) Marker aided incorporation of Saltol, a major QTL associated with seedling stage salt tolerance, into Oryza sativa Pusa Basmati 1121. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 41. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00041. (NAAS ID F085; NAAS Score 9.68)
  8. Fiyaz AR, Yadav AK, Gopala Krishnan S, Ellur RK, Bashyal BM, Grover N, Bhowmick PK, Nagarajan M,Vinod KK, Singh NK, Prabhu KV and Singh AK (2016) Mapping quantitative trait loci responsible for resistance to Bakanae disease in rice. Rice 9:45. DOI 10.1186/s12284-016-0117-2. (NAAS ID R059; NAAS Score 9.04)
  9. Singh VK, Ellur RK, Singh AK, Nagarajan M., Singh BD and Singh NK (2018) Effect of qGN4.1 QTL for Grain Number per Panicle in Genetic Backgrounds of Twelve Different Mega Varieties of Rice. Rice 11:8 DOI 10.1186/s12284-017-0195-9 (NAAS ID R059; NAAS Score 9.04)
  10. Kumar A, Bhowmick PK, Singh VJ, Malik M, Gupta AK, Seth R, Nagarajan M, Gopala Krishnan S and AK Singh (2017) Marker assisted identification of restorer gene(s) in iso-cytoplasmic restorer lines of WA cytoplasm in rice and assessment of their fertility restoration potential across environments. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 23(4):891909. DOI 10.1007/s12298-017-0464-5. (NAAS ID P067; NAAS Score 7.15)

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

  1. PUSA BASMATI 1509
  1. PUSA 1592
  1. PUSA 1609
  1. PUSA BASMATI 1637

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Outstanding Agriculture Research Team Award, Awarded by Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA), for outstanding contribution for the development of high yielding basmati varieties
  1. ICAR Recognition Award for outstanding service to the nation for the period upto 2008
  1. Letter of appreciation from the Joint Director Research, IARI, New Delhi Ref. No. PA/JD(R)/2008/2556/4 dated 2 Jul 2008