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Mulberry Improvement

MANDATE:
  • To undertake  research projects/programmes concerning host plant improvement by using Conventional breeding, Genetics, Tissue Culture, Molecular biology, Bioinformatics, Physiological approaches and modern approaches.
  • To develop disease resistant and productive mulberry genotypes suitable to serizones of South India.
  • To develop superior mulberry varieties suitable to moisture stress environments and drought conditions.
  • To develop superior mulberry varieties by exploitation of hybrid vigour based on molecular diversity of promising parental lines.
  • To undertake DNA marker aided analysis of mulberry gene bank for sustainable conservation and utilisation in crop improvement.
  • To undertake and monitor AICEM trials of the South zone .
  • To act as the progenitor for supply of improved mulberry stocks to the test centres across the country.
  • To undertake the development of transgenic mulberries for desirable trait utilisation.
  • To undertake pre and post authorisation trials of improved mulberry varieties.
  • To maintain breeders seed plots, Demonstration plots and germplasm.
 
SCIENTISTS:
 
Name Designation
   
Sri. Rajasekar Scientist - D
Smt. M.G. Sabita Scientist - D
Dr. V. Girish Naik Scientist - D
Dr. S. Gandhi Doss Scientist - D
Dr. Tanmoy Sarkar Scientist - B
Dr. T. Gayathri Scientist - B
Dr. G.S. Arun Kumar Scientist - B
Dr. P.V. Vaijayanthi Scientist - B