Dr.D Prasath
Principal Scientist
Indian Institute of Spices Research

QualificationPh.D (HORTICULTURE)
SpecialisationBreeding of horticulture crops
DepartmentHorticulture
Official emailprasath@spices.res.in
Personal emaildprasath@gmail.com
Mobile Number+91 9495639838
Research Experience
Current Research Projects(Institute)
Current Research Projects(External)
Area of Interest Genetic resources, resistance breeding and applied genomics of horticulture crops.
Total Publications 28
Selected Publications
  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Prasath D and MN Venugopal (2009) Compound inflorescence cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) in India. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 56(6): 749-753, (DOI 10.1007/s10722-009-9440-4).
  4. Prasath D, MN Venugopal and R Senthil Kumar (2009) Evaluation of high yielding cardamom selection in Karnataka for yield and quality. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 79(3): 207-209.
  5. Prasath D and V Ponnuswami (2008) Screening of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) genotypes against Colletotrichum capsici and analysis of biochemical and enzymatic activities in inducing resistance. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 68(3): 344-346.
  6. Prasath D and V Ponnuswami (2008) Heterosis and combining ability for yield, its component and quality characters in paprika type chilli (Capsicum annuum L.). Indian Journal of Horticulture 65(4): 441-445.
  7. Prasath D and V Ponnuswami (2008) Determination of F1 hybrid purity of Capsicum annuum L. using RAPD markers. Vegetable Science 35 (2): 190 – 191.
  8. Prasath D and V Ponnuswami (2008) Breeding for colour and pungency in Capsicum annuum L. – A review. Vegetable Science 35 (1): 1 - 9.
  9. Prasath D, V Ponnuswami and V Muralidharan (2007) Evaluation of Chilli (Capsicum spp.) germplasm for extractable colour and pungency. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 67(1): 97-98.
  10. Prasath D, V Ponnuswami and V Muralidharan (2007) Source of resistance to anthracnose (Colletotrichum capsici) disease in Capsicum species. Indian Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 77(7): 473-474.
  11. Prasath D and MN Venugopal (2006) Identification of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) germplasm with different panicle types. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 19 (2): 305-306.
  12. Venugopal MN, D Prasath and Ravindra Mulge (2006) IISR Avinash – a rhizome rot resistant and high yielding variety of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton). Journal of Spices and Aromatic crops. 15(1): 14 – 18.
  13. Venugopal MN and D Prasath (2006) Identification of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) germplasm with resistance to diseases. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 19 (2): 305-306.
  14. Prasath D and MN Venugopal (2004) Genetic diversity and conservation of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) in India. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter. 138: 55-60.
  15. Prasath D and MN Venugopal (2002) Genetic analysis for quantitative characters in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton). Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant breeding. 62 (2): 179-180.
  16. Prasath D, MN Venugopal and VS Korikanthimath (2001) Genetic variability in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton). Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 14 (2): 217-218.
  17. Leela NK, D Prasath and M N Venugopal (2008) Essential oil composition of selected cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) genotypes at different maturity levels. Indian Journal of Horticulture 65(3): 366-369.
  18. Utpala Parthasarathy, D Prasath, K Jayarajan and VA Parthasarathy (2008) Multivariate analysis of cardamom in Karnataka. Indian Journal of Horticulture. 65(2): 196-200.
  19. Senthil Kumar R, D Prasath, N K Leela, B Krishnamoorthy and M N Venugopal (2009) Performance of cassia [Cinnamomum cassia (Blume)] genotypes under high rainfall and high altitude Kodagu region of Karnataka, Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops 18(1): 37-39.
Awards
  • Gold medalist (Kunnam Ramamurthy Iyer Award), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 1997
  • Topper in PhD (Horticulture), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 2005
  • Finalist, Young Scientists Award Programme, 93 rd Indian Science Congress, 3-7, January, Hyderabad, 2006
  • Dr J S Pruthi Award, for the best research paper in Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops, 2006
  • BOYSCAST Fellow, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2009