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Loganathan Scientific
Dr.M.Loganathan[Principal Scientist]
Qualification Ph.D.
Specialization / Discipline Plant Pathology
Department Crop Protection
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Salient Research Achievements
(in bullets)
  • Identified novel germplasm lines resistance to anthracnose disease of chilli, and rust, powdery mildew and downy mildew diseases of pea.
  • Developed Trichoderma sp., and Bacillus subtilis based bio-formulations for the management of soil borne fungal pathogens infecting vegetables.
  • Characterized early blight pathogen infecting tomato in Northern India.
  • Worked out bio-efficacy and safety limit of combined fungicides applied against anthracnose disease of chilli and early blight disease of tomato.
  • Standardized a protocol for regeneration of soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) through direct somatic embryogenesis from the immature embryonic shoot tip.
  • Developed pyramided transgenic elite Indica rice cultivars resistance to sheath blight and bacterial blight diseases.
Current Research
  • Tracking and tackling of tip over or head rot or soft rot or rhizome rot of banana (PI)
Current Research
Area of Interest Molecular detection and characterization of pathogens infecting banana and development of eco-friendly management strategies for important disease(s) of banana.
Total Research Publications 40
Best five Publications
  • Loganathan, M., Venkataravanappa, V. , Saha S., Rai A.B., Tripathi S., Rai RK., Pandey A.K. and Chowdappa P. 2016. Morphological, pathogenic and molecular characterizations of Alternaria species causing early blight of tomato in Northern India. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences 86:325–330.
  • Loganathan, M., Garg, R., Venkataravanappa, V., Saha, S and Rai AB. 2014. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) induces resistance against Fusarium wilt and improves lycopene content and texture in tomato. African Journal of Microbiology Research 8 (11):1105-1111.
  • Loganathan, M., Maruthasalam, S., Shiu, L.Y., Lien, W.C., Hsu, W.H., Lee, P.F., Yu, C.W and Lin, C.H. 2010. Regeneration of soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) through direct somatic embryogenesis from the immature embryonic shoot tip. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. Plant 46:265-273.
  • Garg, R., Kumar, S., Kumar, R., Loganathan, M., Saha, S., Kumar, S and Rai, AB. 2013. Novel source of resistance and differential reactions on chilli fruit infected by Colletotrichum capsici. Australasian Plant Pathology 42 (2), 227-233.
  • Maruthasalam, S., Kalpana, K., Kumar, K.K., Loganathan, M., Poovannan, K., Raja, J.A.J., Kokiladevi, E., Samiyappan, R., Sudhakar, D. and P. Balasubramanian. 2007. Pyramiding transgenic resistance in elite indica rice cultivars against the sheath blight and bacterial blight. Plant Cell Rep. 26. 791-804.
  • Dr. K. Ramakrishnan award and Dr. A. N. Puri Prize for the best student in Ph. D study (2002), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.
  • Visiting Scientist (2014), AVRDC, The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan.
  • Selected for NAIP international training fellowship 2013-14.
  • Selected as DARE, GOI, nominee for attending ASEAN-India training on “Organic certification of Fruits and Vegetables” held during 20 Oct. 2013-2 Nov.2013 at Malaysia.
  • Post Doc. (2005-2008), National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Awarded with best poster presentation award in three occasions (2002; 2014; 2015) at National level Seminars/Symposiums.

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