Neelakantan Arumugam

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Quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis of yield influencing traits was carried out in Brassica juncea (AABB) using a doubled haploid (DH) mapping population of 123 lines derived from a cross between Varuna (a line representing the Indian gene pool) and Heera (representing the east European gene pool) to identify potentially useful alleles from both the(More)
A high-density genetic linkage map of Brassica juncea (2n = 36) was constructed with 996 AFLP (amplified fragment length polymorphism) and 33 RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) markers using a F1-derived doubled-haploid (DH) population of 123 individuals. This mapping population was developed by crossing a well-adapted, extensively grown Indian(More)
Protocols were developed for efficient shoot regeneration from hypocotyl and cotyledon explants of oilseed Brassica campestris (brown sarson) cv. ‘Pusa Kalyani’. These were used for genetic transformation by an Agrobacterium based binary vector carrying neomycin phosphotransferase (npt) gene and β-glucuronidase (gus)-intron gene for plant cell specific(More)
Molecular mapping and tagging of the erucic acid trait (C22:1) in Brassica juncea was done by a candidate gene approach. Two QTLs underlying the variation of seed erucic acid content were assigned to two linkage groups of a B. juncea map using a doubled haploid (DH) mapping population derived from high × low erucic acid F1 hybrid. Two consensus primers(More)
Male-sterile lines were generated in oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea) with a cytotoxic gene (barnase) in conjunction with either of two tapetum-specific promoters, TA29 and A9. Several transformation vectors based on different promoter and marker gene combinations were developed and tested for their efficacy in generating agronomically viable male-sterile(More)
Seed glucosinolate content in Brassica juncea is a complex quantitative trait. A recurrent selection backcross (RSB) method with a doubled haploid (DH) generation interspersing backcross generations was used for the introgression of low glucosinolate alleles from an east European gene pool B. juncea line, Heera into an Indian gene pool variety, Varuna.(More)
Fine mapping of six seed glucosinolate QTL (J2Gsl1, J3Gsl2, J9Gsl3, J16Gsl4, J17Gsl5 and J3Gsl6) (Ramchiary et al. in Theor Appl Genet 116:77–85, 2007a) was undertaken by the candidate gene approach. Based on the DNA sequences from Arabidopsis and Brassica oleracea for the different genes involved in the aliphatic glucosinolate biosynthesis, candidate genes(More)
A zero erucic acid (C22:1) line of Brassica juncea (VH486), adapted to the agronomic conditions of Northern India, has been modified for its fatty acid composition in the seed oil with antisense constructs using the sequence of fad2 gene of B. rapa. The full-length B. rapa fad2 cDNA sequence was determined by 5’ and 3’ RACE of a partial sequence available(More)
Most of the alloplasmic cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) systems are known to be associated with a number of floral abnormalities that result from nuclear-cytoplasmic incompatibilities. One such system, ‘tour’, which is derived from Brassica tournefortii, induces additional floral abnormalities and causes chlorosis in Brassica spp. While the restorer for(More)
Lignans are a group of compounds consisting of dimers of phenyl propane units. They are found in diverse forms distributed in a variety of plants. Sesame lignans in particular are obtained from Sesamum indicum, a highly prized oilseed crop cultivated widely in many countries in the east. The plant is the main source of clinically important antioxidant(More)