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M. Sankaran

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Specialisation: 
Pomology
Qualification: 
MSc(Hort) PhD
Date of Birth: 
Friday, May 10, 1974
Experience (No. of Years): 
16 years

       Associated and  developed the high yielding varieties of Coconut (4no), Mango (1) and  papaya (1) varieties. Surveyed and collected  20 accessions of mango and 35 coconut accessions from A&N Islands which includes three dwarf type and a makapuno type. The makapuno type with soft endosperm is first report and collection from the A&N islands. Characterized the 24 Pacific Ocean accessions and 6 Nicobar Island accessions and a descriptor has been prepared according to COGENT Descriptor (64traits). Characterized and catalogued 170 mango accessions, 21 Pummelo accessions and 30 world coconut accessions conserved in Andaman Islands. Collected and conserved 75 pickling mango accessions and obtained IC numbers from NBPGR. Associated in Developing and releasing of 12 high yielding varieties in various horticultural crops. Isolated the ITS and cp DNA sequences from 8 Mangifera species and handled a 4+1 course as a course leader for last three consecutive years and guided two PhD students.

Research Papers

S.No.

Author(s)

Title

Name of Journal

Volume

Page

Year

1

JomeRime, M.R.Dinesh, M.Sankaran, K.S.Shivashankara, A.Rekha and K.V.Ravishankar

Evaluataion and Characterization of EMS derived mutant populations in Mango

Scientia Horticulturae

254 (2019)

 

55-60

2019

2

M. Sankaran,

 M. R. Dinesh,

N. Chaitra and

K. V. Ravishankar

Morphological, cytological, palynological and molecular characterization of certain Mangifera species

Current Science

 

115(7)

1380-1386

2018

3

M.R. Dinesh,

K.V. Ravishankar, D.C. Sunil Gowda  and M.Sankaran

Morphological characterization and genetic barcoding of kuttiatoor mango accessions.

 

J. Hortl. Sci

13(1)

122-125

2018

4

M.Sankaran, V.Damodaran, D.R.Singh,

I.Jai Sankar  and B.A.Jerard.

Genetic analysis in World Coconut Germplasm being grown Andaman Islands

Indian Journal of Horticulture

72(1)

117-19

2015

 

5

M. Sankaran, V.Damodaran,  B.A.Jerard ,  K.Abirami and S. Dam Roy

Multiple Spicata Coconut (MSC): A Rare Type of Coconut in Andaman Islands

Transcriptomics

3:123

22-24

2015

6

M.Sankaran, P.Chandrasekar, D.R.Singh and V.Damodaran

Genetic Diversity Analysis in Arecanut by using RAPD markers

Indian.J.Horti.

70(3):

428-430.

2013

7

M.Sankaran, I.Jaisankar,

D.R.Singh,

S.Pramod Kumar, T.Rajesh Kannan and S.Dam Roy

Morphometric traits and molecular characterization by using ISSR and RAPD markers in Jatropha curcus L. accessions grown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology

1 (03),

029-035

2013

8

I. JaiSankar, M.Sankaran, P.Renu, S.Pramodkumar, V.Damodaran & D.R.Singh

Genetic variability and divergence studies in pod and seed traits of    Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre., accessions in Bay Islands

Journal of Forestry Research

25 (2),

351-358.

2013

9

B.A.Jerard, V.Damodaran, V.Niral, S.Samsuddin, M.K.Rajesh and M.Sankaran

Survey and assessment occurrence of Macapuno Coconuts Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Journal of Plantation Crops

41(1)

14-21

2013

10

R. Sudha, D. R. Singh, M. Sankaran, Shrawan Singh, V. Damodaran and P. Simachalam

Genetic diversity analysis of papaya (Carica papaya L.) genotypes in Andaman Islands using morphological and molecular markers

African journal of Agricultural Research

. 8(41),

5187-5192.

2013

11

M.Sankaran, V.Damodaran, D.R.Singh & B.A.Jerard

Occurrence of Vivipary in Cocos nucifera L. var.Andaman Green Dwarf

Current Science

10(25)

1139-1140

2012

Abstract Books/Souvenir Books

  1. M.Sankaran, A.Abirami, D.R.Singh, V.Damodaran  S.K.Ambast.2012.Book of Abstracts, National Seminar on Technologies in improving productivity of spices and plantation crops, 1-145pp, CARI, Port Blair
  2. M.Balakrishnan, K.Devakumar, M.Sankaran, S.Jeyakumar  S.K.Ambast.2012. Book of Abstracts, International Conference on Molecular Structures and functions -2012, CARI, Port Blair
  3. D.R.Singh, M.Sankaran, Shrawan Singh, K.Abirami, R.Sudha,V.Baskaran, A.K.Singh, S.Dam Roy.2012. Book of Abstracts, National Seminar on innovative technologies for conservation and sustainable utilization of Island Biodiversity 1-113pp, CARI,  Port Blair
  4. D.R.Singh, M.Sankaran, Shrawan Singh, K.Abirami, R.Sudha,V.Baskaran, A.K.Singh, S.Dam Roy.2012, Book of Souvenir, National Seminar on innovative technologies for conservation and sustainable utilization of Island Biodiversity 1-111pp
  5. Gautam, R.K. , Verma, S.K., Krishnan, P., Sankaran, M., Zamir Ahmed, S.K., Grinson-George, Dev Kumar, K., and Jeyakumar, S. 2011 (Eds). Souvenir, International Conference on Tropical Island Ecosystems – Issues related to livelihood, sustainable development and climate change; 23-26 Mar 2011. Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, pp218. 1ISBN: 978-93-80766-01-1
  6. Gautam, R.K. , Verma, S.K., Krishnan, P., Sankaran, M., Zamir Ahmed, S.K., Grinson-George, Dev Kumar, K., Jeyakumar, S. and Kiruba Sankar, R. 2011 (Eds). Book of Abstracts, International Conference on Tropical Island Ecosystems – Issues related to livelihood, sustainable development and climate change; 23-26 Mar 2011. Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, pp218. ISBN: 978-93-80766-01-0.

Book Chapters

  1. M.Sankaran, R.Sudha, P.Sureshkumar, Jai Prakash& K.N.Shiva (2013). Genetic Resources of Banana in India: Tropical Fruits of India, Ghosh (ed.), BCKV,Kalyani, WB, India
  2. M.Sankaran, Jai Prakash & K.Dinesh Babu, (2013). Genetic Resources of Pomegranate in India: Tropical Fruits of India, Ghosh (ed.), BCKV,Kalyani, WB.
  3. M.Sankaran, Jai Prakash & K.Dinesh Babu, 2012. Genetic Resources of Underutilized Horticultural Crops in India: Strategies for conservation and utilization, 275-297pp, K.K.Behera (ed.) Narendra Publishing House, New Delhi.
  4. M.Sankaran, A.Kumaresan, B.Santhosh and K.M.Bujarbaruah .2007.Root and tuber crops for food Security in North Eastern States. In Book: Root and tuber crops in India. M.S.Palaniswami and K.V.Peter (ed.) , Chapter 10
  5. M.Sankaran, Jai Prakash, N.P.Singh and M.Datta .2008. Climate and Horticultural Crops, In Book: Climate and food security, M. Datta et al., (ed.), pp251-263.
  6. M.Sankaran, N.P.Singh and  Jai Prakash 2007. Genetic Resources of Underutilized Horticultural Crops in Tripura. In Book: Underutilized and Under exploited Horticultural Crops, K.V.Peter (Ed.), pp.1-20
  7. M.Ishitani, J.Rane, S.Beebe, M.Sankaran, M.Blair and I.M.Rao, 2011. Molecular Breeding approaches in managing abiotic stress in legumes, In Book: Biology and Breeding of food legumes, Published by CABS International, 276-295pp.

Books

  1. Dinesh, M.R. and M.Sankaran, 2017. Distant Hybridization in Horticultural Crops. Published by Astral Publishers Ltd (P), pp 290. ISBN: 9789351248293.
  2. M.R.Dinesh, M.Sankaran, K.V.Ravishankar, D.C.Sunilkumar and G.L.Veena.2017.  Mango Catalogue, Published by ICAR-IIHR, pp. 475.
  3. M.Sankaran, B.M.C.Reddy, Prakash Patil, H.C.Vikram and Sandhya Rani.2017. Pummelo catalogue. Published by ICAR-IIHR, pp. 125.
  4. M.Sankaran, V.Damodaran D.R.Singh, , I.Jaisankar & B.A.Jerard 2013. Descriptor for World Coconut Accessions conserved in Andaman Islands, 126 pages .  Published byCARI, Port Blair.
  5. M.Sankaran,  S.Dam Roy, & S.K.Zamir Ahmed.2013  Four Decades of dedicated service of CARI.  Volumes I-IV,   Published by  CARI,  Port Blair.

Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate, Fellowship received by the applicant.

S.No

Name of Award

Awarding Agency

Year

1

Genome Saviour Community Award for Nicobari Farmers

PPVFRA,

2016

2

Fakruddhin Ali Ahmed Award For Improving Farming System in Tribal Areas

ICAR ,GOI

2014

3

Best Institute Building Award-2013

ICAR- CIARI, Port Blair

2013

4

BOYSCAST Fellow

DST ,GOI

2009

5

IARI Merit Fellowship

IARI

1999

 

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