Senapathy Senthilvel

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Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] is a staple food and fodder crop of marginal agricultural lands of sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent. It is also a summer forage crop in the southern USA, Australia and Latin America, and is the preferred mulch in Brazilian no-till soybean production systems. Use of molecular marker technology for(More)
Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] is a widely cultivated drought- and high-temperature tolerant C4 cereal grown under dryland, rainfed and irrigated conditions in drought-prone regions of the tropics and sub-tropics of Africa, South Asia and the Americas. It is considered an orphan crop with relatively few genomic and genetic resources. This(More)
Fusarium species are dominant within the sorghum grain mold complex. Some species of Fusarium involved in grain mold complex produce mycotoxins, such as fumonisins. An attempt was made to identify Fusarium spp. associated with grain mold complex in major sorghum-growing areas in India through AFLP-based grouping of the isolates and to further confirm the(More)
Use of diverse germplasm is a key factor which allows high level of resolution due to extensive recombination in the history. Therefore, population used in association mapping should posses as many phenotypes as possible. One of the methods to obtain most of the phenotypes is to construct the core collection. The ICRISAT foxtail millet core collection(More)
This paper summarizes the panel discussion at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Point-of-Care Healthcare Technology Conference (POCHT 2013) held in Bangalore India from Jan 16-18, 2013. Modern medicine has witnessed interdisciplinary technology innovations in healthcare with a continuous growth in life expectancy across the globe. However, there(More)
Castor (Ricinus communis L.) is an industrially important oilseed crop and is the only source of an unusual fatty acid, ricinoleic acid in plant species. The castor oil and its products have numerous industrial uses including biofuel; hence, the demand for castor oil is ever increasing globally. Current productivity levels in castor are inadequate to meet(More)
Drip irrigation studies were conducted in aerobic rice during the dry season (July–October) of 2011 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India with three levels of lateral distances (0.6, 0.8 or 1.0 m) and two discharge rates, viz., 0.6 and 1.0 litre per hour (LPH) emitters. Among the lateral distances, 0.8 m lateral distance adjudged as optimum spacing for better(More)
Rust, caused by the fungus Puccinia substriata var. indica, is one of the most important production constraints of pearl millet worldwide, leading to grain yield losses of up to 76 % as well as major losses in fodder yield and quality. Here, we report the development of a linkage map integrating Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) markers and simple sequence(More)
There is substantial genetic variation for drought adaption in pearl millet in terms of traits controlling plant water use. It is important to understand genomic regions responsible for these traits. Here, F7 recombinant inbred lines were used to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) and allelic interactions for traits affecting plant water use, and their(More)
Castor (Ricinus communis L.) is an important oilseed crop providing raw materials for many industries. Its cultivation is seriously affected by the wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ricini. In India, no cultivar could be released for cultivation without wilt resistance. Breeding for wilt resistance is hampered due to the limitation on number(More)
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