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Kamala Jayanthi, P. D.

Kamala Jayanthi, P. D.
Designation: 
National Fellow
Division/Section: 
Division of Entomology & Nematology
Specialisation: 
Insect-Plant interactions;Semiochemicals; IPM of fruit crops
Qualification: 
M. Sc. (Ag.); Ph. D.
Experience (No. of Years): 
15 years
Important Publications: 

1.Kamala Jayanthi, P.D. and Abraham Verghese. 2001. A simple and cost-effective mass rearing technique for the tephritid fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Current Science, 82 (3):266-268 2.Verghese, A. and P. D. Kamala Jayanthi, 2002. A technique for quick estimation of aphid numbers in field. Current Science 82 (10):1165-1168. 3.Verghese, A., Nagaraju, D.K., Madhura, H. S., Kamala Jayanthi, P. D. and Sreedevi, K. 2005. Wind speed as an independent variable to forecast the trap catch of the fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 76(3): 172-175 4.Verghse, A., Nagaraju, D. K., Kamala Jayanthi, P. D. and Madhura, H. S. 2005. Association of mango stone weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with fruit drop in mango, Crop Protection 24: 479-481 5.Verghse, A., Nagaraju, D. K., Vasudev, Kamala Jayanthi, P. D., Madhura, H. S. and J. M. Stone House. 2005. Effectiveness of insecticides of synthetic plant and animal origin against the mango stone weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Crop Protection 24: 633-636 6.Kamala Jayanthi, P. D., Verghese, A., Honnamma Rani and D. K. Nagaraju, 2006. Damage potential and seasonality of the sapodilla bud borer Anarsia achrasella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in India, International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 26 (2):86-91 7.Kamala Jayanthi, P. D., P. Sangeetha and Abraham Verghese.2010. Does food adaptation influences prey choice of a generalist predator, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant?. Current Science 99(11):1520-1522. 8.Kamala Jayanthi, P.D., A. Verghese, D.K. Nagaraju and B. Jhansi Rani. 2010. Feeding attractants as a component for integrated management of fruit sucking moth, Eudocima (Othreis) materna (L.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Entomon 35(1):1-6. 9.Kamala Jayanthi, P.D., Verghese Abraham 2011. Host-plant phenology and weather based forecasting models for population prediction of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), Crop Protection 30:1557-1562. 10.Kamala Jayanthi, P.D., Verghese. A. and Sreekanth. P.D.2011.Predicting the oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) trap catch using artificial neural networks: a case study. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 31(4):205-211. 11.Verghese, A M.S. Uma, P.D. Kamala Jayanthi, Ranju Mouly and Mahiba Helen, 2011. Evidence of random ovipositional strategy by female fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis (Tephritidae:Diptera) with reference to host quantum. Current Science.100(2):246-249 12.Kamala Jayanthi, P D., Christine M Woodcok, John Caulfield, Michael A. Birkett and Toby J A Bruce. 2012. Isolation and identification of host cues from mango, Mangifera indica, that attract gravid female oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38(4):361-369. 13.Kamala Jayanthi P.D., Rajinikanth R, Sangeetha P, Ravishankar K.V, Arthikirubha A, Devi Thangam S and Abraham Verghese. 2012. Rapid isolation of high molecular weight DNA from single dry preserved adult beetle of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification. African Journal of Biotechnology 11 (90): 15654-15657.

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

Awards and Recognitions: •“ICAR National Fellow” for the project “Studies on phyto-semiochemicals involved in insect-plant interactions of major horticultural pests: Deciphering chemical cues” from November, 2011 onwards. •“Rothamsted International Fellowship Award” from Rothamsted Research to carry out work on “Isolation and identification of host cues for gravid female fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis” at Chemical Ecology Department, Rothamsted Research, UK during 11th May, 2011 – 29th October, 2011. •“Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award” for the Biennium 2003 – 04, from Indian Council of Agricultural Research and awarded AP cess fund scheme entitled “Genetics of foraging behaviour of predatory coccinellid Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant: A molecular approach” during July, 2005. •“BOYSCAST Fellowship” from Department of Science and Technology to visit Insect Genetics Laboratory, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA for the period of one year to work on molecular characterization of fruit fly, Bactrocera species during 22nd March, 2004 - 22nd March, 2005 •“Young Scientist Award” from Indian Science Congress during the year 2000 for identification of season specific trait expression of trichomes, a shoot fly resistance parameter in sorghum hybrids of cytoplasmic male sterile lines. •“Best Thesis Presentation Award” for the Ph.D thesis entitled “Genetics of shoot fly resistance in sorghum hybrids of cytoplasmic male sterile lines” submitted to Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad during the year 1999. •Dr. V. G. Prasad Best Paper award from the Association of Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems for the paper “Population estimation models fro the spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus disperses Russell (Aleyrodidae: Homoptera) in guava; Verghese, A., Sudha Devi, K., Kamala Jayanthi, P. D. and Sreedevi, K during March, 2007. •Best Paper Award from the Journal of Maharashtra Agricultural Universities for the paper “Genetics of glossy and trichome characters in sorghum hybrids of cytoplasmic male sterile lines. 24 (3): 251-256; Kamala Jayanthi, P.D., Reddy, B.V.S., Gour, T.B. and Reddy, D.D.R. during 2006. •“Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Fellowship” for carrying out PhD at International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) during 1995-1997. •“Gold Medal” for highest OGPA during MSc (Ag) •“National Merit Scholarship” Holder from X std. to BSc (Ag) for having distinction •“Acharya Vinobabhave Merit Award” for securing highest marks in X std. Patents: Impregnation technology for “A cost effective, eco-friendly para pheromone trap for effective monitoring of fruit flies belonging to Bactrocera spp for use in horticulture” by Dr Abraham Verghese, Dr P.D. Kamala Jayanthi and Dr T.N. Shivananda, from Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore has been filed with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
# 17, Basappa layout, Sanjay Nagar, Bangalore 560094
Email Address: 
jaipdk@iihr.res.in, jaiinsect@gmail.com
Telephone #: 
9972366714
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