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Ravishankar, K.V.

Ravishankar, K.V.
Principal Scientist
Division of Biotechnology
Genomics and Marker Assisted Selection
Ph.D (Crop Physiology)
Experience (No. of Years): 
Research Accomplishments: 

-Developed microsatellite markers for mango, banana, okra and pomegranate. -Invovled in gene pyarmiding and development of tomato hybrids. -Assessement of genetic diversity and characterization of Indian mango cultivars Projects involved: 1. Functional Genomics of Fusarium wilt and drought tolerance in Banana (ICAR NPTC; as PI) 2. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Wild and Indigenous Mango Varieties of Indo- Burma Region (North- Eastern Region)(DBT; as PI) 3.Metabolomics of tomato with special reference to fruit quality (DBT; as associate) 4. Development of microsatellite markers in okra and pomegranate

Important Publications: 

Ravishankar, K.V. Lalitha Anand and Dinesh, M.R. 2000 Assesment of genetic relatedness among a few Indian mango varieties using RAPD marker. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 75:198-201 Shibu M.P., Ravishankar, K.V ., Lalitha Anand, Ganeshaiah K.N. and Uma Shaanker, R. 2000 Identification of sex specific DNA markers in the dioecious tree nutmeg ( Myristica fragrans Houtte). Plant Genetic Resources News Letter. 121:59-61 Ravishankar, K.V. Chandrashekara P. Sreedhar, S.A. Dinesh, M.R. Lalitha Anand and Saiprasad, G.V.S. 2004 Diverse genetic bases of Indian Polyembryonic and Monoembryonic Mango (Mangifera indica L) Cultivars. Current Science. 87:870-71 Vasantaiah HK, Ravishankar KV, Shivashankar KS , Anand L, Narayanaswamy P, Mukunda G and Prasad TG 2006 Cloning and characterization of differentially expressed genes of internal breakdown in mango fruit (Mangifera indica). Journal of Plant Physiology 163:671-679 Ramesha BT, R. Srirama, G. Ravikanth, K. V. Ravishankar, S. Dayanandan,N. Sreejayan,R. Vasudeva, K. N. Ganeshaiah And R. Uma Shaanker 2008 Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Nothapodytes nimmoniana, a medicinally important tree from the Western Ghats, India Molecular Ecology Resources 9:365-67 Ravishankar KV, BH. Mani, MR. Dinesh, and Lalitha Anand 2011. Development of new microsatellite markers from Mango (Mangifera indica) and cross-species amplification. American Journal of Botany 98(4):e96-9. doi:10.3732/ajb.1000263 Ravishankar KV, A Rekha, V Swarupa, and G Savitha 2011 Gene Expression analysis in roots of Musa acuminata ssp. burmannicoides ‘Calcutta-4’, a Banana genotype tolerant to Fusarium wilt. Acta Horticulturae. 897:363-370 Ravishankar KV, Rekha A, Malarvizhi, M., Ambika, DS., 2011. Apomictic seed development in Ensete superbum induced by pollen ofwild banana sp. Musa balbisiana. Current Science 10:494-495 Ravishankar KV, L. Vidhya, A. Cyriac, A. Rekha, R. Goel, N.K. Singh and T.R. Sharma 2012 Development of SSR markers based on a survey of genomic sequences and their molecular analysis in banana (Musa spp.) Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 87:84-88 Vasugi, C., M. R. Dinesh, K. Sekar,K. S. Shivashankara, B. Padmakar and K. V. Ravishankar 2012 Genetic diversity in unique indigenous mango accessions (Appemidi) of the Western Ghats for certain fruit Characteristics Current Science 103: 199-207 Khadke, G. N.; Hima Bindu, K.; Ravishankar, K. V. 2012 Development of SCAR marker for sex determination in dioecious betelvine (Piper betle L.) Current Science 103:712-716

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
308, 3rd Block, Heritage Estate, DB Road, Yelahanka, Bengaluru-560064
Email Address: 
kvravi@iihr.res.in, kv_ravishankar@yahoo.co.in
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