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Dr. D. Neelamathi

Dr.D. Neelamathi

Current Areas of Research

  • Somatic embryogenis and synthetic seed production in sugarcane
  • Developed a methodology for short term in vitro storage by encapsulation of micropropagules for storage and easy transport
  • Standardised a reproducible protocol for direct regeneration technique from shoot explant in modified liquid medium
  • Enhanced in vitro multiplication and shoot growth by substitution of Methylobacterium species in hormone free medium
  • Use of poly bag as culture container in sugarcane micropropagation to reduce
  • cost of production of tissue culture plant
  • A methodology was developed for elimination of virus such as SCYLV,SCMV & SCSMV through meristem culture alone and in combination with ribavarin ,an anti viral agent
  • Developed a methodology for short term in vitro storage by encapsulation of micropropagules for and easy transport
  • Molecular cloning of genes involved in lignin biosynthesis pathway of sugarcane

Contract research

  • A contract research programme to standardize and produce tissue culture plants of Erianthus arundinaceus clones and distribution to Tamil Nadu newsprint limited (TNPL)

Consultancy programme

  1. Consultancy programme with the Asia –pacific consortium on agricultural Biotechnology (APCoAB), under the umbrella of APAAARI, NASC complex New Delhi to bring about status report on micropropagation in sugarcane
  2. Training on micropropagation in sugarcane were imparted to 25 officials from private and cooperative sugar factories , research officer from Srilanka and 30 M.Sc (Biotech) or B(Tech) Students from various colleges and universities
  3. Evaluated proposals for Adhoc research scheme and SDF scheme
  4. Guided ten Msc( Biotechnology /Biochemistry) and B.Tech(Bio-tech)students for their project work
Membership in professional bodies
  • Life member–The society for Sugarcane Research and Development, Coimbatore
Number of National and International publications:
  1. Publication in refereed journals : 10
  2. Conference proceedings : 3
  3. Book chapter : 2
  4. Training manuals : 10
  5. Technical /popular articles : 5
To contact Dr. D.Neelamathi

Phone: Office: 0422-2476260 Extn:234
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address for correspondence:

Dr. D. Neelamathi
Principal Scientist
Division of crop Improvement
Sugarcane Breeding Institute
Coimbatore – 641007; Tamil Nadu, INDIA


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