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Dr. R. M. Shanthi

Dr.R.M.Shanthi

Current Areas of Research

  • Breeding sugarcane varieties for tropics
  • Development of breeding stocks with very high juice sucrose content in sugarcane

Scientific Achievements

  • SCGS 00-0402, a pre-breeding stock identified as a source for early high sugar content coupled with high commercial cane sugar per cent and juice purity has been registered with the Plant Germplasm Registration Committee of National Bureau Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi.
  • Associated in the development of six sugarcane varieties viz., Co 94008, Co 99004, Co 2001-13, Co 2001-15, Co 0218 and Co 0403 for commercial cultivation in the Peninsular India.
  • Associated in the registration of four sugarcane cultivars viz., Co 91002, Co 92002, Co 93009 and Co 99006 with Plant Germplasm Registration Committee of NBPGR.
  • Ten high sucrose clones were assigned Co status – Co 07002, Co 07009, Co 07019, Co 07020, Co 08006, Co 08021, Co 08022 and Co 09007, Co 2010-04, Co 2010-12.
  • Associated in genetic base broadening programme involving improved germplasm of S.officinarum, S.spontaneum and S.robustum. Seven Cocanes viz., Co 07004, Co 07010, Co 07011, Co 07017, Co 07032, Co 2010-13, Co 2012-12 and genetic stocks for high biomass, red rot resistance were identified.
  • Membership in professional bodies

    1. Life member - The Society for Sugarcane Research and Development, Coimbatore.
    2. Life member - The Indian Society of Plant Breeders, Coimbatore.
    3. Life member – The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant breeding, New Delhi.
    Number of National and International publications:
    1. Publications in refereed journals – 18
    2. Conference Proceedings – 32
    3. Book Chapter - 1
    4. Training Manuals – 11
    5. Technical articles/popular articles – 10
    6. Compilations - 10

    Awards and recognitions: (click this link)

    To contact Dr.R.M.Shanthi

    Phone: Office: 0422-2476260 Extn:251
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    Mobile : 91-9994889407

    Address for correspondence:

    Dr.R.M. Shanthi,
    Principal Scientist,
    Division of Crop Improvement,
    Sugarcane Breeding Institute, (ICAR),
    Coimbatore 641007- India.

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