Amarendra Kumar

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An F4:5 population of 490 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) from the cross Apo/2*Swarna was used to detect quantitative trait loci (QTL) with large effects on grain yield under drought stress using bulk-segregant analysis (BSA). Swarna is an important rainfed lowland rice variety grown on millions of hectares in Asia, but is highly susceptible to drought and(More)
Molecular marker loci responding to selection under drought stress were monitored in a rice breeding population obtained by crossing a tolerant parent (Apo) to a susceptible parent (IR64). The 40 highest-yielding lines under stress and non-stress conditions obtained after two cycles of divergent selection under drought stress and non-stress conditions,(More)
Since the dawn of wheat cytogenetics, chromosome 3B has been known to harbor a gene(s) that, when removed, causes chromosome desynapsis and gametic sterility. The lack of natural genetic diversity for this gene(s) has prevented any attempt to fine map and further characterize it. Here, gamma radiation treatment was used to create artificial diversity for(More)
Intraspecific tetraploid somatic and sexual hybrid plants have been resynthesised following protoplast fusion and by sexual crosses between two dihaploid potato (Solanum tuberosum) lines each possessing complementary agronomic traits. The dihaploid PDH 40 possesses good tuber shape and yield but has foliage susceptibility to late blight (Phytophthora(More)
Alternaria brassicae, a necrotrophic fungal pathogen, causes Alternaria blight, one of the most important diseases of oleiferous Brassica crops. The current study utilized Arabidopsis as a model to decipher the genetic architecture of defense against A. brassicae. Significant phenotypic variation that was largely genetically determined was observed among(More)
White rust caused by Albugo candida (Pers.) Kuntze is a major disease of the oilseed mustard Brassica juncea. Almost all the released varieties of B. juncea in India are highly susceptible to the disease. This causes major yield losses. Hence, there is an urgent need to identify genes for resistance to white rust and transfer these to the existing(More)
Present investigation deals with the qualitative analysis and quantitative estimation of secondary phytochemicals in leaves of important medicinal climber plant Gymnema sylvestre. Qualitative analysis was carried out to identify the different classes of secondary metabolites in various chemical extracts such as acetone, water, methanol and chloroform.(More)
Quantum chemical calculations of ground state energy, geometrical structure and vibrational wavenumbers of 1-acetylindole were carried out using density functional (DFT/B3LYP) method with 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. The FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra were recorded in the condensed state. The fundamental vibrational wavenumbers were calculated and a good(More)
A comprehensive investigation of the ground state structural, spectral and electronic properties of Pyridine and Pentachloropyridine (PCP) have been performed using B3LYP/6-311++G (d,p) level of theory. The complete vibrational assignment and analysis of the fundamental modes of both molecules were carried out using theoretical and experimental FTIR(More)
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