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Padmini, K

Padmini, K
Designation: 
Principal Scientist (Horticulture)
Division/Section: 
Division of Vegetable Crops
Specialisation: 
in M.Sc (Hort) : Crop improvement in Tomato ; PhD (Hort) : Hybrid Seed production of Chilli; Current area of specialization : Hybrid seed production of horticultural crops
Qualification: 
Ph.D (Horticulture)
Experience (No. of Years): 
16
Research Accomplishments: 

• Developed pollination technique for efficient hybrid seed production of brinjal Cv.Arka Navneet. • Standardised pollination technique for efficient hybrid seed production of chilli using Cytoplasmic genic male sterile lines to avoid emasculation • Standardised pollination technique for efficient hybrid seed production of tomato using exserted stigma (Ex-3) lines to avoid emasculation • Standardised the time of planting for effective synchronization of flowering in Cytoplasmic male sterile lines and Pollinator lines of Onion Cv.Arka Lalima. • The inheritance of seed dormancy in brinjal was found to be dominant the knowledge of which would be useful in brinjal breeding to incorporate or exclude seed dormancy. • Standardised pollination technique for efficient hybrid seed production of brinjal using functional male sterile line (ms-1) to avoid emasculation. • Optimised the planting ratio of functional male sterile line (ms-1) and Arka Keshav for natural cross pollination (with out emasculation) .5:1 was found to be optimum. • Identified the isolation requirements of ridge gourd • Standardised optimum seed to pollen ratio in hybrid seed production of tomato(Hybrid Arka Abhijit) • Standardised position and number of flowers/truss to be pollinated in hybrid seed production of tomato(Hybrid Arka Abhijit) • Standardised pollen collection method and drying in hybrid seed production of tomato (Hybrid Arka Abhijit) • Standardised the time of emasculation in crossing in Tomato in hybrid seed production of tomato (Hybrid Arka Abhijit) • Standardised the time of planting for synchronization of flowering in parental lines in Tomato (Hybrid Arka Abhijit) • Standardised optimum row ratio in hybrid seed production technology for natural cross pollination in chilli (using Cytoplasmic genic male sterile lines).3:1 was found to be optimum. • Identified the isolation requirements of tomato seed production using exserted stigma line. • Standardised technology for improving crossing efficiency in hand pollination of chilli using Cytoplasmic genic male sterile lines in hybrid Arka Harita (without emasculation) • Standardised technology for improving crossing efficiency in natural cross pollination of chilli using Cytoplasmic genic male sterile lines in hybrid Arka Harita (with out emasculation and pollination) • Identified reasons for poor seed set to improve seed production in china aster cv.Poornima (Powder Puff type) • Developed technology for improving for improving seed yield in china aster Cv.Poornima (Powder Puff type)

Important Publications: 

1)Padmini, K., and E.Vadivel. 1996. Genetic analysis in Tomato. Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. South Indian Hort. 44 (3&4):71-74 2)Padmini, K., and E.Vadivel. 1997. Studies on genetic variability and heritability in F2 generation of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) Mill. South Indian Hort. 45 (1&2):1-4. 3)Venugopal,M.N and K.Padmini. 1999. Studies on crossability between elite types of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton). Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops. 8(2):185-87. 4)Padmini, K. M.N.Venugopal and B.Sasikumar. 2000. Performance of hybrids, open pollinated progenies and inbred of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) under coorg nursery condition. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 70(8):550-551. 5)Padmini,K, Venugopal,M.N. and S.J.Anke Gowda. 2000. Heterosis for seedling characters in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton). Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops. 9(2):149-153. 6)K.Padmini and L.B.Naik 2006. Studies on the extent of genetic contamination in seed production of ridgegourd. (Luffa acutangula Roxb.). Journal of Horticultural Sciences , 1(1): 55-57. 7)Padmini,K, Veere Gowda and L.B.Naik 2007 Studies on parental synchronization in flowering for hybrid seed production in Onion (Allium cepa L). Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 2 (1) :47-49. 8)Padmini K., H.S.Yogeesha and L.B.Naik. 2008. Genetics of fresh seed dormancy in brinjal (Solanum melongena). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences,78 (4) :304-308. 9)Padmini, K, L.B.Naik , H.S. Yogeesha and A.T.Sadashiva (2011). Influence of female to male flower crossing ratios on hybrid seed yield and quality in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L ) cv Arka Abhijit. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 81(11): 1074 -77. 10)Padmini, K (2011). Hybrid seed production- problems and prospects. In compendium on “International Training programme on Quality Seed and Planting material Production of Horticultural Crops under Indo Africa Forum Summit”, IIHR, Bangalore. PP. 92-96.

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
#15,407SFS, Yelahanka,Newtown,Bangalore, Karanataka,560064
Email Address: 
kpadmini@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
9341635491
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