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Dr. S. Alarmelu

Dr.S. Alarmelu

Current Areas of Research

  • Focussed on research into all breeding aspects of sugarcane including screening, evaluation, selection and identification of clones in different clonal trials
  • Breeding of early and midlate varieties for yield , quality and resistance to important biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Broadening the genetic base by evaluating and utilizing improved germplasm of Saccharum officnarum, S.robustum, S.spontaneum, S.barberi and S.sinense
  • Yield improvement programme through reciprocal recurrent selection strategy
  • Development of genetic stocks for high sucrose and improvement of sucrose content through recurrent selection

Membership (Life) in professional bodies

  1. Indian Society Of Genetics and Plant Breeding, IARI, New Delhi
  2. Society for sugarcane research and development, Sugarcane Breeding Institute,Coimbatore
  3. Indian Society of Plant Breeders,TNAU, Coimbatore
Scientific Achievements
  1. Identified and developed about 75 Co canes
  2. Contributed to the development of notified sugarcane varieties viz, Co 2001-13, Co 2001- 15, Co 99004, Co 0218, Co 94008,Co 0403 for Peninsular Zone
  3. Contributed in the development of five varieties for CAE trials Co 0310,Co 0312, Co 0212, Co 0314, Co 0320) of Tamilnadu State
  4. Registered five trait specific (Co 93009, Co 99006, Co 91002, Co 92002 and INGR 09053) clones as germplasm with NBPGR
  5. Broadening the genetic base utilizing improved S. spontaneum, improved S. robustum and improved S. officinarum and identification of 159 genetic stocks for yield and quality, 613 moderately resistant and 97resistant types for red rot and development of nine Co canes (Co 07010. Co 07011, Co 07017, Co 07004, Co 07032, Co 09013, Co 09014, Co 2010-13and Co 2012 -12)
Number of National and International publications:
  1. Publications in referred journals: 15
  2. Books / Book Chapters: 1
  3. Conference Proceedings: 35
  4. Manuals : 20
  5. Lectures : 30
  6. Popular articles/Pamphlets : 17

Awards and recognitions:

  1. Recognised guide in Botany, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore for M.Sc and PhD programme
  2. Institute Management Committee member (2001 -2004)
  3. External Examiner for PhD and MSc (Plant breeding &genentics) TNAU
  4. Member of Monitoring team of AICRP (S)
  5. Resource person : lectures in national / international symposiums/Meetings
  6. IX rank holder in Agricultural Research Service Exam (1989-90)
  7. Awarded ICAR Junior fellowship during B.Sc(Ag) programme (1982-1986)
  8. Awarded Rock feller Foundation Fellowship during M.Sc(Ag) (1987-89)
  9. Awarded Senior research fellowship by International Development Research Centre, Canada during Doctoral Programme of three years ( 1989-1992)

Number of students guided for Ph.D

  • Recognized as a supervisor for guiding One research scholar for Ph.D. programme in the Faculty of Botany, Bharathiar University,Coimbatore

To contact Dr.S.Alarmelu

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Address for correspondence:

Dr. S.Alarmelu,
Principal Scientist(Breeding)
Division of Crop Improvement
Sugarcane Breeding Institute, (ICAR),
Coimbatore 641007- India.

Phone: Office: 0422-2476260 Extn:228
Mobile: 9443256026


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