Dr. Manohara, K. K.

 Scientist (Genetics & Plant Breeding)

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Address: G-4, Crop Science (Crop Science)

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 832-2284678 Ext. 101

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email:  manohara.kk@icar.gov.in, manohar.gpb@gmail.com

 

Academic background:

Ph.D., Genetics and Plant Breeding from UAS Bengaluru, 2008

M.Sc. (Agri) Genetics and Plant Breeding from UAS Dharwad, 2003

B. Sc (Agri) Agriculture & allied subjects from UAS Dharwad, 2000

 

Area of Specialization / Research interests

  • Phenotyping for salinity tolerance in rice in natural field conditions (coastal salinity) and in artificial micro-plots.

  • Breeding for salinity tolerance in rice.

  • Conservation and characterization of rice germplasm from west coast region

Significant Contibutions:

  • Registered rice landrace “Korgut” (INGR No. 14055 and IC No. IC0599689)  with NBPGR as ‘genetic stock’ for ‘tolerance to salinity stress at seedling stage’.

  • Development and release of two salinity tolerant rice varieties Goa dhan-1 (KS-12) and Goa dhan-2 (KS-17) in 2017 by SVRC, Goa state.

  • Involved in the development and release of cowpea variety Goa cowpea-3 in 2015 by SVRC, Goa state.

Current focus:

  • Collection, conservation and characterization of rice germplasm of western region of India. 

  • Evaluation and identification of suitable rice varieties for different rice ecosystems in Goa. 

  • Development of suitable rice varieties for coastal Saline areas through conventional and marker assisted breeding. 

  • Collection, evaluation and identification of suitable Cowpea lines for cultivation under residual moisture conditions in rice fallows of Coastal areas.

Outreach and extension

Front Line Demonstrations: Involved in conducting varietal demonstrations of improved cultivars of rice in farmers field.

Tribal Sub-Plan:   Involved in the project ‘Enhancing rice production and productivity in the tribal areas of Goa’  by way of supplying quality seeds of improved varieties, and through recommending proper cultivation practices.

 

Membership in professional societies        

  1. Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, IARI, New Delhi

  2. Association of Rice Research Workers, CRRI, Cuttack

  3. Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, CSSRI, Canning Town

  4. Society for Advancement of Rice Research, DRR, Hyderabad

 

Research Publications

Journals

  • Krishnamurthy, S. L., Sharma, P. C., Sharma, D. K., Ravikiran, K. T., Singh, Y. P., Mishra, V. K., Burman, D., Maji, B., Mandal, S., Sarangi, S. K., Gautam, R. K., Singh, P. K., Manohara, K. K., Marandi, B. C., Singh, Pamavathi, G., Vanve, P. B., Patil, K. D., Thirumeni, S., Verma, O. P., Khan, A. H., Tiwari, S., Geetha, S., Shakila, M.,  Gill, R., Yadav, V. K., Roy, S. K. B., Prakash, M, Bonifacio, J., Ismail, A., Gregorio, G. B., and Singh, R. K.  2017.  Identification of mega-environments and rice genotypes for general and specific adaptation to saline and alkaline stresses in India. Scientific reports.   (DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-08532-7)

  •  Krishnamurthy, S. L., Sharma, S. K., Sharma, D. K., Sharma, P. C., Singh, Y. P., Mishra, V. K., Burman, D., Maji, B., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Mandal, S., Sarangi, S. K., Gautam, R. K., Singh, P. K., Manohara, K. K., Marandi, B. C., Singh, D. P., Pamavathi, G., Vanve, P. B., Patil, K. D., Thirumeni, S., Verma, O. P., Khan, A. H., Tiwari, S., Shaikla, M., Ismail, A. M., Gregorio, G. B. And Singh, R. K.  2016.  Analysis of Stability and G X E interaction of Rice Genotypes across Saline and Alkaline Environments in India. Cereal Research Communications. 44:349-360.   doi: 10.1556/0806.43.2015.055.

  •  Manohara, K. K., Chattopadhay, K., Marandi, B. C., Singh, O. N. and Singh, N. P. 2015.  Korgut (IC0599689; INGR 14055), a Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Germplasm Tolerant (SES score 3) to Salinity Stress (EC=12 dsm-1) at seedling stage.  Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 28(3): 366-367.

  • Manohara, K. K. and Singh, N. P. 2015. Genetic Variability, Correlation and Path Analysis in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) under Coastal Salinity Conditions of Goa.  Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal agricultural Research. 33(1): 34-39.

  •  Manohara, K. K. and Singh, N. P. 2013. Genetic divergence among rice landraces of Goa. Oryza, 50(2):100-104.

 

Others

 

  • Manohara, K. K., Desai, A. R., Arunachalam and Singh, N. P. (2014). Protecting plant varieties and farmers’ rights: Perspectives from Goa. Training Manual No. 4, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa 403402.

  • Manohara, K.K., Arunachalam, V. and Singh, N.P. 2011.  Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001.  Training Manual No.14. ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa 403 402.

  • Manjunath, B.L., Prabhu Desai, H.R., Ramesh, R., Manohara, K.K. and Singh, N.P. 2011.  Improved production techonlogy for rice in Goa.  Technical Bulletin No.24. ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa 403 402.