Dr.R Suseela Bhai
Principal Scientist
Indian Institute of Spices Research

QualificationMsc. Botany, Ph.D
SpecialisationPlant Pathology
DepartmentPlant Pathology
Official emailsuseela@spices.res.in
Personal emailrsbhai@rediffmail.com
Mobile Number0
Research Experience
Current Research Projects(Institute)
Current Research Projects(External)
Area of Interest
  • PlantPathology
  • Microbiology
  • Integrated disease management
  • Biological control of plant pathogens
  • Development of biocontrol formulations
  • Molecular characterization of fungal pathogens
  • Screening for multiple disease resistance
Total Publications 52
Selected Publications
  1. Bhai R S and Sarma Y R 2005. Characterization of Phytophthora de Bary inciting Capsule Rot / Azhukal and leaf blight disease of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) J. plantation Crops 33(3): 193-203.
  2. Anil Kumar R, Velayudhan K T , Vasu K , Ramachandran V, Bhai R S and Unnikrishnan 2006. Interaction of potassium Phosphonate in laterite soil: Journal of Environ. Science & Engg. Vol.47 (4)276-285.
  3. Bhai R S and Sarma Y R 2008 . Spatial distribution pattern of Phytophthora inoculum in cardamom soils” Indian Phytopathology. Vol. 61(1): 2008.
  4. Bhai R S, Kumar A 2008. Effect of rhizobacteria on Phytophthora meadii, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. vanillae and Colletotrichum vanillae infecting vanilla. Journal of Biocontrol 22 (1) 33-41.
  5. Anil Kumar, R. , Vasu K., , Velayudhan K.T., ,. Ramachandran V, , Suseela Bhai R., and Unnikrishnan G. 2009, Translocation and distribution of 32P labelled potassium phosphonate in black pepper (Piper nigrum. L) Crop Protection , 28: 878-88.
  6. Bhai R S, Anandaraj M and Srinivasan V 2009 Validation of farmer’s practice of using Sodium chloride for containing foot rot disease of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.)’ (The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences- 79(9): 57-61.
  7. Anil Kumar R., Velayudhan K. T., Ramachandran V., Suseela Bhai R., Unnikrishnan G., Vasu K. 2010. Adsorption and Removal Kinetics of Phosphonate from Water Using Natural Adsorbents . Water Environment Research, 82(1), 62-68.
  8. Bhai R S, Sithara Raj and Kumar A 2010. Influence of soil pH and moisture on the biocontrol potential of Trichoderma harzianum on Phytophthora capsici - black pepper system. Journal of Biological Control, 24 (2):153-157.
  9. Bhai R S, Eapen S J, Anandaraj M, and Saji K V 2010. Identification of Phytophthora and nematode resistant source from open pollinated progenies of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) using a modified protocol . Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 80 (10) pp. 893-897.
  10. Bhai R S and Joseph Thomas 2010. Compatibility of Trichoderma harzianum ( Rifai.) with fungicides, insecticides and fertilizers. Indian Phytopathology 63(2) 145-148.
  11. S Sindhu, B, Chempakam, N.K Leela and Suseela Bhai, R. 2011 Chemoprevention by essential oil of turmeric leaves (Curcuma longa L.) on the growth of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin production. Food and Chemical toxicology, 49 : 1188-1192.
  12. Kumar A, Prameela T P and Suseela Bhai R, Siljo A, Biju C N, Anandaraj M and Vinalzer 2011 Samall cardamom(Elettaria cardamomum Maton)and ginger Zingiber officinale Roxb.) bacterial wilt is caused by same strain of Ralstonia solanacearum: a result revealed by Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) Eu J Plant Pathol Dot 10.1007/s10658-011-9903-2
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