Name:
 K.P.M.Dhamayanthi, Principal Scientist
eMail: dhamayanthikpm@gmail.com
 Specialization
Development of extra long staple G. barbadense genotypes
 Qualification
 Ph.D ( Botany)
Experience
 28 years
Contact Address

Central Institute for Cotton Research,
Regional Station, Coimbatore-641003, Tamilnadu , India .
Office Phone No:0422 2430045 ; Office Fax No.: 0422- 2454021

Mobile: 09865753216


 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Ph.D. Botany (Plant Breeding & Cytogenetics) Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 2002
  • M.Sc. Botany - Madras University, Tamil Nadu. India, 1982
  • B.Sc. Botany – Madras University, Tamil Nadu. India, 1980

EMPLOYMENT

Principal Scientist

CICR Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.

2009 - Present

Senior Scientist

Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station. Coimbatore.

2002-2008

Scientist Senior Scale

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala.

1995-2002

Scientist

Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, Himachel Pradesh.

1986-1995

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 Primary Research Area:

  • Development of extra long staple G.barbadense genotypes with improved fibre properties.

Current Research Areas:

  • Development of extra long stable inter-specific (H x B) cotton hybrids
  • Development of extra long staple cotton genotypes with improved fibre properties.
  • Maintenance and Evaluation of Gossypium barbadense germplasm.

RESEARCH PROJECTS HANDLED

Project title

Funding Agency

Period

Role

Development of high yielding, early maturing extra long staple G. barbadense genotypes with high ginning outturn

CICR

2012-17

PI

Development of extra long staple hybrids of interspecific origin (G. hirsutum x G. barbadense L) with wide adaptability 

CICR

2005-12

PI

Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium

CICR

2009-2017

Co-PI

Development of extra long staple G. barbadense varieties with improved fibre properties

CICR

2005-08

PI

Induction of polyploidy and introgression of agronomical traits from diploid wild species to cultivated tetraploids species of Gossypium, L.

CICR

2007-09

PI

Development of Extra long staple G. barbadense cotton with improved fibre qualities to meet the requirements of Textile Industry TMC-MM-I/1-2

TMC-MM-I

2005-12

Co-PI

Interspecific and inter-racial hybridization and gene transfer in Gossypium

CICR

2002-2008

PI

HONORS/ AWARDS/ PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS SUCH AS MEDALS FELLOWSHIPS OF ACADEMIES AND SOCIETIES

  • J.S.Pruthi Award for the Best Research Paper published in Journal of Spices and Aromatic Research Awarded by the Society of Spices in 2002, Calicut.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Major contributions during professional career:

  • Development of extra long stable inter-specific (H x B) cotton hybrids
  • Development of extra long staple cotton varieties with improved fibre properties.
  • Maintenance and Evaluation of Gossypium barbadense germplasm.
  • Cytogenetics & Reproductive biology of Zingifer officinale., Rosc.
  • Haploid induction in Capsicum.
  • Collection conservation and documentation of Potato germplasm for eastern Indo-gangetic   plains of India.
  • Breeding improved Solanum tuberosum., L. varieties for the eastern Indo-Gangetic plains of India.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Dhamayanthi, KPM Rathinavel K. 2013. Studies on flowering behaviour and fruiting pattern of early maturing germplasm lines of Egyptian Cotton (G. barbadense) Journal of Cotton Research and Development 2013 (27) -165-170.
  • Dhamayanthi, KPM Rathinavel K. 2013. Induction of polyploidy in wild cotton species (Gossypium armourianum and G. aridum) by colchicine treatment. Journal of Cotton Research and Development 2013 (27) -165-170.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Manickam S. 2012. Genetic variability studies in Gossypium barbadense, L genotypes for seed cotton yield and its yield components. Indian Journal of Agriculture Sciences.
  • KPM Dhamayanthi 2011.Study of Interspecific Hybrids (Gossypium hirsutum x G. barbadense) for Heterosis and Combining Ability. World Cotton Conference.-5 Mumbai-Nov 7-11.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M, Manickam S, Rathinavel K and Dinesh K Agarwal. 2008. Stability analysis of interspecific Cotton hybrids (Gossypium hirsutum L x G. barbadense, L). Indian J of Agricultural Sciences. 78 (12) 1058-62.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Rathinavel K. 2006. Seed germination and Vegetative propagation studies in wild cotton species (Gossypium spp).  J. Cotton Res. Dev :20 (2) 160-165.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M 2005. Karyomorphological analysis and phylogenetic relationship of Gossypium L species. Cytologia 70 (4): 421-425.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Reddy, V.R.K 2003. Breeding derivatives with desirable traits using chilli (Capsicum annuum, L) stocks and popular varieties. J. Spices and Aromatic Crops 12(2):107-112.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Reddy, V.R.K 2002. Effect of mutagens on seed germination in chilli (Capsicum annuum, L) J. Nuclear Agric Biol. 31(1): 47-53.
  • Dhamayanthi K.P.M, Sasikumar B and Remashree, A.B. 2002. Reproductive biology and incompatibility studies in Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Rosac., L). Phytomorphology 53 (2):123-131.
  • Redddy, V.R.K. and Dhamayanthi, K.P.M.  2001.  In vitro induction    of haploids in chilli. J. Cytol. Genet.1 (NS): 25-28.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Reddy, V.R.K.2001 Inheritance of clustered fruit characters and upright fruit orientation in chilli (Capsicum annuum). J. Spices and Aromatic Crops 10 (1): 41-43.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Reddy, V.R.K 2001.Biological effects of Gamma Rays, EMS, MMS and their combination in Chilli (Capsicum annuum, L). J. Nuclear Agric Biol. 30 (3 & 4): 204-208.
  • Nirmal Babu K, Geetha, S.P, Minoo D, Benny D, Anu, A, Vimala J, Dhamayanthi K.P.M, Krishnamoorthy B, Ravindran, P.N and Peter K.V. 2001. Tissue and Cell culture Research in Spices. Spice India. IISR- Special Issue: 20-27.
  • Ram Gulab, Misra S.S, Dhamayanthi K.P.M. 2001. Relative susceptibility of advanced hybrids and promising cultivars of potato, Solanum tuberosum L. to greasy cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon (Hufn.) in North-eastern plains. Journal of Entomological Research l25 (3).183-187.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Reddy, V.R.K. 2000. Cytogenetics effects of Gamma Rays and Ethyl Methane Sulpohnate in chilli pepper   (Capsicum annum, L) Cytologia 65 : 129-133
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Reddy, V.R.K 2000. Induction of Autotetraplody in sweet pepper. J. Cytol. Genet.1 (NS): 1-6.
  • Sasikumar, B, Chempakam, B, Johnson K. George, Remashree, A.B,   Devasahayam, S, Dhamayanthi, K.P.M.  Ravindran and Peter, K. 1999. Characterisation of two interspecific hybrids of Piper. J. Hort. Sci & Biotechnology. 74: (1).
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Krishnamoorthy B. 1999. Somatic chromosome number in Nutmeg (Myristica fragrance Houtt.) J. Spices and Aromatic Crops 8 (2) : 205-207
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M. 1998. Evaluation of red tuber potato hybrids in Eastern Indo Genetic Plaines. J. Indian Potato Assoc.25: (1&2) 88-90.
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M. 1998.  Comparative karyomorphology and DNA estimation studies in ginger cultivars (Zinger officinale, Rosc.) Cytologia 63: 311-315. 
  • Dhamayanthi, K.P.M. and John Zachariah, T. 1998. Studies on Karyomorphology and essential oil constituents in two cultivars of Ginger (Zingifer officinale, Rosc.)  J. cyto. Genet. 33 (2) 195-199.
  • Gulab Ram, Misra, S.S and Dhamayanthi, K.P.M. 1998. Reaction of different potato hybrids and varieties against insect pests. Indian J. Ent. 60: 278-285.
  • Singh, D.B., Amalraj, S.F.A, Dhamayanthi, K.P.M and Arora, R.K 1993. Potato hybrids resistant to potato cyst nematodes. J. Indian  Potato Assoc.20: 18-19.
  • Singh, D.B., Arora, R.K and Dhamayanthi, K.P.M.1990.D/79-56-a promising hybrid. J. Indian Potato Assoc. 11: 21-22