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Dr. D Prasath


Name Dr. D Prasath
Project Coordinator, AICRPS on Spices
Areas of Interest
Breeding and applied genomics


  1. Selected publications
  3. Prasath D, MN Venugopal, R Senthikumar and N K Leela (2009) Hybrid performance for yield and yield components in cardamom (Elettaria cardamom Maton). Euphytica 168(1): 49-60, (DOI 10.1007/s10681-008-9878-z).
  5. Prasath D, MN Venugopal and VA Parthasarathy (2010) Inheritance of Cardamom Mosaic Virus (CdMV) resistance in Cardamom. Scientia Horticulturae 125: 539-541 (DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2010.03.018).
  7. Prasath D, I El-Sharkawy, S Sherif, KS Tiwary, S Jayasankar (2011) Cloning and characterization of PR5 gene from Curcuma amada and Zingiber officinale in response to Ralstonia solanacearum infection, Plant Cell Reports 30(10): 1799 – 1809, DOI: 10.1007/s00299-011-1087-x.
  9. Prasath D, R Karthika, NT Habeeba, EJ Suraby, OB Rosana, A Shaji, SJ Eapen, U Deshpande and M Anandaraj (2014) Comparison of the transcriptomes of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) and mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) in response to the bacterial wilt infection. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99731. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099731.
  11. Prasath D, Nair RR, Anisha Babu R (2022) Effect of colchicine induced tetraploids of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) on cytology, rhizome morphology, and essential oil content. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmap.2022.100422.
  13. Prasath D, Matthews A, O’Neill WT, Aitken EAB, Chen A (2023) Fusarium yellows of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. zingiberi is associated with cultivar-specific expression of defense-responsive genes. Pathogens 2023, 12, 141. https://doi.org/10.3390/ pathogens12010141.
  15. Anandaraj M, D Prasath*, K Kandiannan, T John Zachariah, V Srinivasan, AK Jha, BK Singh, AK Singh, VP Pandey, SP Singh, N Shoba, JC Jana, K Ravindra Kumar, K Uma Maheswari (2014) Genotype by environment interaction effects on yield and curcumin in turmeric (Curcuma longa L.). Industrial Crops and Products, 53: 358-364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.01.005.
  17. Aarthi S, J Suresh, NK Leela and D Prasath*. (2020) Multi environment testing reveals genotype-environment interaction for curcuminoids in turmeric (Curcuma longa L.). Industrial Crops and Products, 145, 112090.
  19. Snigdha M and D Prasath* (2021) Transcriptomic analysis to reveal the differentially expressed miRNA targets and their miRNAs in response to Ralston solanacearum in ginger species. BMC Plant Biology 21, 355. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-021-03108-0.
  21. Vidya V, Prasath D*, Snigdha M, Gobu R, Sona C, Maiti CS. 2021. Development of EST-SSR markers based on transcriptome and its validation in ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.). PLoS ONE 16(10): e0259146. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259146.