Dr. C. Manjunatha

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Dr. C. Manjunatha
Phone Number
080-2351 1982 ext.356
Professional Experience
5 years
M. Sc, Ph.D (Plant Pathology)
Molecular Biology and Insect Pathology

Attended 10th Annual Training Course on Standardization of Stem Rust Field Notes and Germplasm Evaluation, with Discussions on Stripe and Leaf Rust (29th September- 9th October 2018) at KALRO, Kenya
Attended training on “Bioinformatics and High dimensional genome data analysis” at Centre for Agricultural Bioinformatics (CABin) ICAR-IASRI New Delhi- 110 012
Awards and Honours
Secured University Residential Merit Scholarship during B Sc (Agriculture) at GKVK, UAS Bangalore (2008)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Junior Research Fellowship (2010-12)
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Senior Research Fellowship (2012-2015)
Brief Achievements
Developed LAMP based colorimetric diagnostic method for diagnosis of leaf rust of wheat, stripe rust of wheat, bakane disease of rice, bacterial blight of pomegranate
Involved in Identification of first source of resistance to powdery mildew of Indian mustard and registered as rapeseed-mustard genetic stocks with ICAR-NBPGR New Delhi
Associated in development of novel scoring method for powdery mildew disease of rapeseed-mustard.
Developed LAMP based colorimetric assay for screening of R genes for bacterial blight of Rice.
Life Member of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi

Life Member of Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur
Total Number of Publications=24
Selected Publications
Manjunatha C., Sharma S., Kulshreshtha D., Gupta S., Singh K., Bharadwaj S C., Aggarwal R. (2018). Rapid detection of Puccinia triticina causing leaf rust of wheat by PCR and loop mediated isothermal amplification. Plos One. 13(4). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.
Manjunatha C., Aggarwal Rashmi*, Bhardwaj S. C. and Sharma Sapna (2015) Virulence analysis and molecular characterization of Puccinia triticina pathotypes causing wheat leaf rust in India. Research Journal of Biotechnology 10 (12)
C. Manjunatha, Robin Gogoi, Bhupinder Singh, B. Jeevan, S. N. Rai, Pradeep Kumar Singh (2019) Phenotypic and physiological characterization of maize inbred lines resistant and susceptible to maydis leaf blight Indian Phytopathology doi.org/10.1007/s42360-019-00117-w
C Manjunatha , Robin Gogoi , SN Rai , RN Gadag , Pradeep Kr Singh , Rashmi Aggarwal and Jeevan B (2018) Histopathological and Molecular Characterization of Maize Inbred Lines Against Maydis Leaf Blight Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology. 381- 390
Prasannakumar M. K, Buella P. Manjunatha C., Pramesh D., Karthik S. N., Venkatesh G., Sahana N. B., Mahesh H. B., Ramu S V, Rangaswamy K T (2021) Rapid genotyping of bacterial leaf blight resistant genes of rice using loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay. Molecular Biology Reports 48:467–474 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-020-06077-z
Rashmi Aggarwal, S. Sharma, C. Manjunatha, S. Gupta, V. K. Singh Development and validation of loop mediated isothermal amplification based detection assay for Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici causing stripe rust of wheat. Australasian Plant Pathology. DOI 10.1007/s13313-017-0524-x
Nanjundan J., Manjunatha C., Radhamani J, Thakur A. K., Yadav R, Kumar A., Meena M. L., Tyagi R. K., Yadava D. K., Singh D. (2020) Identification of new source of resistance to powdery mildew of Indian Mustard and studying its inheritance. Plant Pathology Journal. 36(2) : 111-120 (2020) https://doi.org/10.5423/PPJ.OA.07.2019.0205
Aggarwal, R., Sharma, S., Gupta, S., Manjunatha, C., Singh, V. K., Kulshreshtha, D. (2017). Gene based analysis of Puccinia species and development of PCR based marker for the detection of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici causing yellow rust of wheat. Journal of General Plant Pathology. DOI 10.1007/s10327-017-0723-x.
Aggarwal R., Kulshreshtha D., Sharma S., Singh V. K., Manjunatha C., Bhardwaj S. C... Saharan M. S. (2018) Molecular characterization of Indian pathotypes of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici and multigene phylogenetic analysis to establish inter- and intraspecific relationship Genetics and molecular biology 834-842
D. Pramesh, M.K. Prasanna Kumar, P.P. Buela, M.K. Yadav, E. Chidanandappa, H.D. Pushpa, A. Saddamhusen, M. Kiranakumara, H. Sharanabasava, C. Manjunatha. (2020) First report of Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia associated with phyllody disease of snake weed in India. Plant Disease 104 (1)
Sunani S K, Bashyal B M, Kirti R, Manjunatha C., Sharma S, Prakash G., S. Gopala Krishnan, A. K. Singh and Aggarwal R. (2019) Development of PCR and loop mediated isothermal amplification assay for the detection of bakanae pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi European Journal of Plant Pathology doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01694-2
M. K. Prasannakumar, P. Buela, C. Manjunatha, H. B. Mahesh, D. Pramesh, K. S. Narayan, Venkatesh Babu Gopal, K. Priyanka, M. E. Puneeth, K. T Rangaswamy (2020) Loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for pre-symptomatic stage detection of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae infection in pomegranate. Australasian Plant Pathology https://doi.org/10.1007/s13313-020-00720-w
Kartar Singh, Prasannakumar MK, Mahesh HB, Manjunatha C, Puneeth ME. (2020) Pathogenicity inducing effector genes of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae reveals differential expression pattern in host and pathogen. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology: 49(3)
Genetic analysis of maydis leaf blight resistance in subtropical maize (Zea mays L.) germplasm Jeevan B., Gogoi R., Sharma D., Manjunatha C., Rajashekar H. Dama Rama, Mishra K. K. Mallikarjuna M. G. (2020) Journal of Genetics 99:89 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12041-020-01245-3
Priyanka K., Prasanna Kumar M. K., Manjunatha C., Pramesh D., Kartar S., Puneeth M. E.,. Mahesh H. B., ,. Chandrashekar B. S., Venkatesh B., Radhika U. D., Sahana N. B. (2020) Antibiotic resilience in Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae causing bacterial blight of pomegranate. Current Science. 119 (9) 1564-1569.