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Arup Kumar Mukherjee

Arup Kumar Mukherjee
National Rice Research Institute · Crop Protection

PhD

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Introduction
I did my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, PhD. from Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha. Worked as DBT sponsored Post Doctoral Fellow in NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi and worked as Visiting Scientist in IIT-Technion, Israel with DBT fellowship. Worked on DNA fingerprinting, Marker Assisted Selection, Genomics and proteomics of host pathogen interactions, Molecular diagnostics of plant diseases and plant disease epidemiology. I have published so far 44 research articles in national and international journals of repute, guided 12 M.Sc. Biotech students and 4 Ph.D. students. Members of editorial board of numbers of international journals and worked as reviewers of numbers of international and national journals. My publication details: http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=hJET4REAAAAJ
Additional affiliations
January 2013 - present
January 2013 - July 2016
Central Rice Research Institute
Position
  • Sr. Scientist
July 2009 - January 2013
Central Institute for Cotton Research
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Education
March 2006 - April 2007
Israel Institute fo Technology-Technion
Field of study
June 1997 - October 1999
NRC on Plant Biotechnology(IARI)
Field of study
January 1991 - March 1996
Utkal University (work done atCentral RIce Research Institute)
Field of study

Publications

Publications (144)
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In the present study three species of Heritiera Aiton (Sterculiaceae) were characterized using 9 amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) primer combinations and the genetic relationship among these three species was assessed, Nine AFLP primer combinations yielded 445 bands out of which 210 were monomorphic and 235 were polymorphic. Out of the...
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We have studied the proteome of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana infected with a necrotrophic fungal pathogen, Alternaria brassicicola. The Arabidopsis-A. brassicicola host-pathogen pair is being developed as a model genetic system for incompatible plant-fungal interactions, in which the spread of disease is limited by plant defense responses....
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The interaction of Arabidopsis with Alternaria brassicicola provides a model for disease caused by necrotrophs, but a drawback has been the lack of a compatible pathosystem. Infection of most ecotypes, including the widely-studied line Col-0, with this pathogen generally leads to a lesion that does not expand beyond the inoculated area. This study...
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Main Conclusion Rice is attacked by an armada of pathogens. Present review provides a critical evaluation of the potential of different biotic agents used to protect rice yield drop from pathogenicity and an account of unexplored areas, which might be taken into consideration to manage rice diseases. Abstract Rice (Oryza sativa L.), is the most im...
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Rice is attacked by an armada of pathogens. Present review provides a critical evaluation of the potential of different biotic agents used to protect rice yield drop from pathogenicity and an account of unexplored areas, which might be taken into consideration to manage rice diseases. Rice (Oryza sativa L.), is the most important staple food of Asi...
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Trichoderma is one of the most important biocontrol fungi, which could produce mycelia, conidiophores, and chlamydospores three types of propagules under different conditions. Chlamydospores are produced in harsh conditions in various fungi, and may be more resistant to adverse conditions. However, the knowledge associated with the mechanism of chl...
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Endophytes are the harmless microbes which reside inside the plant tissue. Their informal alliance and potential coevolution with their plant partners have stemmed in them providing to an assortment of plant growth benefits varying from augmented growth and biomass accretion, forbearance to abiotic and biotic stresses and in nutrient asset. The pre...
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Rice sheath blight (ShB) disease, caused by the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA, is one of the devastating diseases and causes severe yield losses all over the world. No completely resistant germplasm is known till now, and as a result, the progress in resistance breeding is unsatisfactory. Basic studies to identify candidate genes, QTLs,...
Patent
The present disclosure provides a stable multi-use composition comprising isolated Trichoderma spp. useful as a biocontrol agent against plant pathogens, and as enhancer of plant biomass, growth, nutrient uptake and yield.
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Rice genotypes with purple coloured leaves having higher phenols, anthocyanins, flavonoids content, were used for green synthesis of silver nano-particles (AgNPs) from silver nitrate. The efficacy of synthesized AgNPs were tested against rice diseases and investigation was carried out to check negative effect of AgNPs on soil microbes. The role of...
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The main aim of this work is make a hydroponic system for smart farming of leafy vegetables. It can be done by using sensors that can gather data and actuators for automatic system stimulation. Hydroponics is considered the quickest-growing sector in farming. This is a farming technique that can be implemented indoors or on a rooftop. As it takes v...
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Rice blast disease caused by Magnaporthe grisea (Hebert) Barr is a serious biotic stress causing worldwide yield loss in cultivated rice. As high as 75% to 100% crop damage has been recorded in India. The disease is manifested by the appearance of lesions of various colours, size and spore liberation ability. The pathogen also infects 50 other host...
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Rice straw burning is causing huge economic losses and environmental hazards. Microbial mediated ex situ composting could be a viable solution which would not only reduce the straw burning but also will enrich nutrition to the soil. Strains of Trichoderma isolated from tree bark were tested to decompose rice straw efficiently, and the Trichoderma-m...
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Rice is major staple food of India, and it needs to be tailored to face the future challenges arising from continuously evolving pests and stresses created by those organisms. The most economically viable and environment friendly management strategy of combating these stresses is exploitation of host plant resistance. The development and availabili...
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Aim: Methodology: Results: Interpretation: To evaluate the level of virulence of different Xoo isolates/ pathotypes of Eastern and North-eastern India and to identify the suitable donors in rice cultivars having various R-gene combination against virulent Xoo races of Bacterial Blight disease of rice. Thirty six Xoo isolates were collected from dif...
Conference Paper
Different spp. of Trichoderma were characterized according to morphological and molecular tools. All the strains controlled four important rice pathogens i.e. Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotium oryzae, Sclerotium rolfsii and Sclerotium delphinii. Seed bio-priming with the formulated strains reduced the mean germination time, enhanced the seedling vigou...
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Sheath blight disease of rice causes substantial crop losses and resistance sources are rare. A moderately resistant genotype CR 1014 was identified and hybridized with highly susceptible genotype Swarna-Sub1. In the F 2 and F 2:3 generations, three QTLs (qShB-1.1, qShB-1.2 and qShB-1.3) were mapped in chromosome-1. In F 5 generation of the same cr...
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This study is a unique report of the utilization of Trichoderma strains collected from even tree barks for rice plant growth, its health management, and paddy straw degradation. Seven different spp. of Trichoderma were characterized according to morphological and molecular tools. Two of the isolated strains, namely Trichoderma hebeiensis and Tricho...
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Mucuna Adans., commonly known as the velvet bean, has a great potential not only being a genus of medicinal importance in the Indian system of medicine as a source of L-dopa but also as food, livestock feed, cover crop and being tolerant to abiotic stresses. Exploration and germplasm collections were undertaken in different phyto-geographical zones...
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Bacterial blight (BB), caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) is a major threat to rice production as it accounts for loss up to 50% of annual rice grain yield. Xoo causes leaf tissue necrosis and as a result there is downregulation of the photosynthetic mechanisms of plant. Measurement of chl a fluorescence is an easy, fast, non-invasive an...
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Sheath blight disease of rice causes substantial crop losses and resistance sources are rare. A moderately resistant genotype CR 1014 was identified and hybridized with highly susceptible genotype Swarna-Sub1. In the F2 and F2:3 generations, three QTLs (qShB-1.1, qShB-1.2 and qShB-1.3) were mapped in chromosome-1. In F5 generation of the same cross...
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Bacterial leaf blight of rice, caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae is not only a problem in India but also worldwide. Management using chemicals is undoubtedly quick in action, restricting the severity and spread of the disease. Both in vitro and in vivo studies were conducted to investigate the inhibitory potential of different chemicals again...
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On our planet, the customary agricultural operations are influenced by different issues (i.e., disease, pests, drought, diminished soil fertility) because of the utilization of hazardous chemical pesticides, pollution, and climate change. Among these, the fungal genus Trichoderma carries out noteworthy activity in controlling plant maladies. Tricho...
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Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, the incitant of bacterial leaf blight disease of rice acts as a bottleneck in productivity of rice. Chemical control measures impose hazards to human as well as soil health. So, there is always a quest for eco-friendly management strategies. In vitro and in vivo assays were employed to evaluate the sensitivity of the...
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Natural calamities have adverse effects on the life of marginal and small farmer practicing rice cultivation in Sundarban areas. Through discussion and questionnaires opinion of farmers were obtained that was applied to mitigate the problem of rice cultivation. Rice varieties tolerant to stagnant flooding, submergence and salinity had great promise...
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Rice false smut caused by Ustilaginoidea virens is a destructive inflorescence disease threatening rice production worldwide. The disease is emerging in many rice growing countries including India. Estimation of yield loss helps to understand the importance of the disease and hence appropriate measures for its management may be devised. Therefore,...
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Seed priming is an age-old practice in agriculture. Seed germination and seedling growth can be improved through seed priming (seed hydration–dehydration– rehydration techniques) and seed coating with different living and nonliving substances. Seed priming is an age-old practice in agriculture dates to 1926 showed that rapid germination and seedlin...
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The residue of chemical pesticides used against storage insects may cause health hazards. Hence, alternative management of storage insects of rice is the need of the hour and eucalyptus oil (EO) is one of the safer alternatives. The study proposes to prepare EO nanoemulsions to improve its efficacy. Different combinations of EO, surfactant (Tween 8...
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Seed priming is an age-old practice in agriculture. Seed germination and seedling growth can be improved through seed priming (seed hydration–dehydration–rehydration techniques) and seed coating with different living and nonliving substances. Seed priming is an age-old practice in agriculture dates to 1926 showed that rapid germination and seedling...
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Wild yams (Dioscorea spp.) are important tuber crops used both as vegetable and medicine by the tribal people of Koraput, India. There is deficiency of documented information on genetic structure and diversity of wild yams and its genetic assessment is necessary for crop improvement program. The present study assessed the level of genetic diversity...
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While thinking about the bigger scenario of global food security, loss of food materials during post harvest period is bigger challenge. About one third of food products get wasted before reaching the consumers stomach and this loss is big in tropical and less developed countries. Damage of harvested food crops and stored crop produce by microbial...
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Bacterial blight is a serious threat to rice production, causing about 50% reduction in grain yield. In the present investigation, we have used chlorophyll fluorescence technique to assess the structural and functional characteristics of chloroplast in a susceptible rice variety, treated with different concentrations of salicylic acid (a multifacet...
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Sheath blight is caused by soil borne fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani, resulting in up to 50% reduction of rice grain yield. Several broad-spectrum fungicides have been used to control this disease, however, these methods are costly to implement practically and have led to fungicide resistance. A sustainable approach like the use of biocontrol a...
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Developing host resistance is an effective measure to minimize the yield losses caused by biotic stresses in crop plants. Generation of genomic resources greatly facilitates the development of resistant plants. Microsatellite markers speed up the selection procedure and introgression of resistant alleles in rice breeding programme. Candidate gene b...
Technical Report
In-vivo experiment was carried out at Chandol of Kendrapada district (Odisha) to know the effect of seed treatment for evaluation of growth promotion by taking the Hybrid rice “Ajay” during kharif-2018. Seeds were treated with Rice-Vit (Fig 3) a Trichoderma talc based formulations developed at NRRI (@ 10 g/kg of seeds, conidia 107cfu/g in 0.5% aque...
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There has been a significant advancement in the application of statistical tools in plant pathology during the past four decades. These tools include multivariate analysis of disease dynamics involving principal component analysis, cluster analysis, factor analysis, pattern analysis, discriminant analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, corresp...
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Bacterial leaf blight (BLB) is a serious threat for rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivation caused by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. The pathogen mainly damages the leaf chlorophyllous tissue, resulting in poor photosynthesis and causing up to 50% reductions in grain yield. In the present work, we have compared the structural and...
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Bacterial blight (BB), caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae (Xoo), is one of the most serious diseases of rice causing a significant yield loss mostly in Asia and parts of Africa and poses a threat to the breakdown of varietal resistance. Development of resistant varieties carrying major resistance (R) gene(s) has been the effective way for cont...
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Thirteen endophytic non sporulating fungi present in healthy seeds of rice cultivars, popular in coastal India, were isolated by 'host tissue transplant' method. Those were identified by the molecular technique and phylogenetic analysis by Phylogeny fr software was done. The phylogeny tree of 32 taxa including 27 Dendryphiella species and five Coch...
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Different Bacillus strains were isolated and selected to assess their capability to inhibition of rice soil borne pathogens and evaluated in terms of plant growth promotion activities. Out of seventeen strains, four strains B-1, B-2, B-3 and B-4 showed strongly antagonistic activities against pathogens and showed significant plant growth promoting...
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The insect problem is accentuated in intensive rice cropping where the insects occur throughout the year in overlapping generations. In India, about a dozen of insect species are of major importance in rice but the economic damage caused by these species varies greatly from field to field and from year to year. Insect pests cause about 10-15 per ce...
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False smut of rice is an emerging threat to rice production in many rice growing regions of the world. For tracking the disease status, we undertake a survey to assess the disease for incidence and severity levels in the paddy fields of Kishan nagar and National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack for 15 paddy varieties. The highest disease incidence...
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Bacterial blight (BB) of rice, caused by Xanthomonasoryzaepv. Oryzae(Xoo), is found to infect rice worldwide and is particularly destructive in Asia during monsoon season. It can reduce rice yield as much as 60-70% and can even results in total crop failure, especially when disease occurs at the seedling stage. The race-specific interaction between...
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The present investigation reports an elucidation of genetic diversity among four-populations of most economically and ecologically important tree species, sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) for the first time in India, using ISSR markers. A total of one-hundred individual S. robusta trees were sampled from four different populations, considering twenty-f...
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The present study was carried out in Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha to assess the diversity and consumption pattern of wild edible fruit plants sustained by local tribal inhabitants. The study was based on extensive botanical survey, interview with traditional knowledge holders and documented information on indigenous traditional knowledge of...
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The cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) is one of the most devastating pathogens of cotton. This malady, known as cotton blue disease, is widespread in South America where it causes huge crop losses. Recently the disease has been reported from India. We noticed occurrence of cotton blue disease and chickpea stunt disease in adjoining cotton and chi...
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The cytoplasmic male sterile line system comprising CRMS 32A and its maintainer line CRMS 32B is a popular choice for the development of new hybrids in India as CRMS 32A, having Kalinga 1 cytoplasm (other than WA), is a viable alternative to WA cytoplasm. However, both lines are susceptible to bacterial blight (BB), a major disease on rice. As enha...