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Mega Project I:

Collection, conservation, characterization and cataloguing of germplasm of spice crops for yield and other economically important characters.

Institute Projects |  External Projects.

Mega Project II:

Breeding improved varieties of spice crops for yield, quality, drought and resistance to pests and diseases.

Institute Projects |  External Projects.

   

Mega Project I:

Collection, conservation, characterization and cataloguing of germplasm of spice crops for yield and other economically important characters.

[Project Leader :P.A.Mathew ]

Institute Projects:

1. Gen. I (813): Collection, conservation, cataloguing and evaluation of black pepper germplasm(1972-2008).

K.V.Saji and Utpala Parthasarathy


2. Gen. XIX (813): Conservation, characterisation, evaluation and improvement of Zingiber and Curcuma Spp (2007-2012).

B.Sasikumar and K.Abhirami.


3. Gen. IX (813): Conservation and characterization of cardamom germplasm(2007-2012).

R.Senthil Kumar and C.N.Biju.


4. Gen. XIV (813): Characterization of turmeric germplasm for curcuminoids(2004-2008).

B.Chembakam and A.Shamina.


5. Gen. XXVI (813): Evolving high yielding and high quality nutmeg clones by selection (2007-2011).

B.Krishnamoorthy and J.Rema.


6. Gen. XXVII (813): Improvement of cassia by selection(2007-2010).

B.Krishnamoorty and R.Senthil Kumar.


7. Gen. XVI (813): Maintenance, enhancement and characterization of genetic variability in vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews)(2005-2010).

R.Ramakrishnan Nair and P.A.Mathew.


8 . Hort. III (813): Collection, characterization, evaluation and maintenance of paprika and paprika alike chilies(2004-2009).

D.Prasath and K.N.Shiva.

External Projects:

1).MOEF. I (813): Biodiversity in Piper and Garcinia and identification of spots of species richness in Western Ghats (using GIS and molecular markers) (2006-2009).

P.A.Mathew,Utpala Parthasarathy,Johnson K.George and K.V.Saji

 


Mega Project II:

Breeding improved varieties of spice crops for yield, quality, drought and resistance to pests and diseases.

[Project Leader: B. Krishnamoorthy]

Institute Projects:


Gen. XVII (813): Breeding black pepper for high yield, quality, biotic and abiotic stress.(2006-2011).

V.A.Parthasarathy,B.Sasikumar,T.John Zachariah,K.Nirmal Babu, R.Susheela Bhai,Johnson K.George,Santhosh J. Eapen,K.V.Saji,S.Devasahayam,K.S Krishnamurthy,Ramakrishnan Nair and T.E.Sheeja.


1. Gen. XVII (813): Breeding black pepper for high yield and caryophyllene(2007-2010).

B.SasiKumar and T.John Zachariah


2. Gen. XVII (813): Breeding black pepper for Phytophthora resistance(2007-2010).

K.Nirmal Babu and T.E.Sheeja


3. Gen. XXI (813): Breeding black pepper for resistance to “pollu” beetle(2006-2010).

K.V.Saji and S.Devasahayam


4. Gen. XXII (813): Breeding black pepper for tolerance to drought(2006-2010).

T.E.Sheeja and K.S.Krishnamurthy.


5. Gen. XXIII (813): Breeding black pepper for developing resistance to Radopholus similis and its molecular genetic analysis(2007-2010).

Johnson K.George and B.Krishnamoorthy.


6. Gen. X (813): Breeding cardamom for high yield, disease resistance and drought(2007-2012)

R.Senthil Kumar and M.N.Venugopal and D.Prasath.


7. Gen. XV (813): Investigations on the reasons and solutions for the absence of seed set in ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.)(2005-2010).

R.RamaKrishnan Nair and D.Prasath.


8. Biotech. VII (813): ISSR markers for black pepper improvement(2004-2007).

Johnson K.George and B.Sasikumar



9. Hort. IV (813): Rootstock-scion interactions in tree spices(1998-2008).

J.Rema and K.Abirami.


10. Biotech. IX (813): Development of transgenic for resistance to Phytophthora and drought in black pepper(2006-2011).

K.Nirmal Babu and T.E.Sheeja



11. Gen. XXV (813): Genetics of seedling progenies of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.)(2007-2011).

R.Ramakrishnan Nair and K.N.Shiva


External Projects:

1. ICAR-CIB 2: Cloning of Phytophthora resistance and defense genes from Piper colubrinum(2004-2007).

Johnson K.George and M Anandaraj.


2. ICAR-CIB 1: Strengthening the cause of geographical indication of major spices using molecular, morphological and quality profiling techniques(2004-2007).

B.Sasikumar and T.John Zachariah.

3. ICAR-CPPHT-4: Chemical characterization of Cinnamomum germplasm(2005-2008).

N.K.Leela and J.Rema.

4. DBT-CIB-3: Development of microsatellite markers and characterization of curcuma spp.

B.Sasikumar and T.E.Sheeja.

 
 
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