Dr.K V Saji
Principal Scientist
ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research
SpecialisationEconomic Botany
DivisionEconomic Botany
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Areas of InterestCollection and conservation of germplasm of spices
Research Experience
Total publications35

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Research Publications

  1. Saji, K.V., Sasikumar, B., Johnson George, K and Parthasarathy, V. A. 2005. Sex change in Piper thomsoni Hook. (Piperaceae). J. of Spices and Aromatic Crops. 14 (1): 39-41.
  2. Saji, K.V. Johnson George, K., Sasikumar, B., John Zacharia, T. and V. A. Parthasarathy. 2005. Coll. No. 5455 (INGR 04111, IC- 370011) Black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) germplasm with high oleoresin content and bold berries. Indian J. Plant Genet. Resources. 18 (3) 297-98.
  3. Saji, K.V., Sasikumar B., Johnson George K. and Biju. S.2001. Piper hapnium- a rare Piper species from Peruvannamuzhi, Kerala- a new report. J.of Spices and Aromatic Crops (10): 1 pp. 63-64
  4. Sasikumar B., Saji, K.V. and Johnson George, K. 2007. Spike proliferation in black pepper. Fruits Vol. 62 (5) 325-328.
  5. Sasikumar B, Johnson.George K& Saji KV (2005) IISR-G-246(Coll.No.3513)(INGR No.04110;IC-432866).a dwarf ginger(Zingiber officinale Rosc.) germplasm. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources 18:297.
  6. Sasikumar, B, John Zacharia, T, Saji, K.V. Johnson George, K. and Ravindran. P. N. 2006. CLTP 123. (IC-547018, INGR 06026) a high caryophyllene black pepper germplasm. Indian J. Plant Genet. Resources. 19 (2) 305.
  7. Zacharia, T. J., Safeer, A. L., Jayarajan, K., Leela, N. K., Vipin, T. M., Saji, K.V., Shiva, K. N., Parthasarathy, V. A and Mammooty, K. P. 2010. “Correlation of metabolites in the leaf and berries of selected black pepper varieties”. Scientia Horticulturae 123. pp 418-422.
  8. Minoo D., Jayakumar, V. N., Veena, S. S. Vimala J., Basha, A. Saji, K.V. Nirmal Babu, K and Peter, K. V. 2008. Genetic variations and interrelationships in Vanilla planifolia and few related species as expressed by RAPD polymorphism. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 55:459-470.
  9. Utpala P., Ashish, G. R., Zacharia, T. J., Saji, K.V., Johnson George, K., Jayarajan, K., Mathew, P. a. and Parthasarathy, V. A. 2008. Spatial influence of important volatile oils Piper nigrum leaves. Current Science. Vol. 94. No. 12, 25. pp. 1632-1635.
  10. Utpala Parthasarathy, Johnson George, K., Saji, K.V. Srinivasan. V. Madan, M. S., Mathur, P. N. and Parthasarathy, V. A. 2006. Spatial Analysis for Piper species distribution in India. Pl. Gen. News letter. No. 147. pp. 1-5.
  11. Utpala Parthasarathy, Saji, K.V. Jayarajan, K. and Parthasarathy, V. A. 2006. Biodiversity of Piper species in South India- application of GIS and cluster analysis. Curr. Sci. Vol 91 (5) pp. 652-658.
  12. Krishnamurthy, K. S. and Saji, K.V. 2006. Response of Piper species to water stress. Ind. J. Hort 63 (4). Pp. 433-438.
  13. B. Sasikumar, Johnson George, K. K.V. Saji and T. John Zachariah. 2005. Two new high yielding, high curcumin turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) varieties- ‘ IISR Kedaram’ and ‘IISR Alleppey Supreme”. J. of Spices and Aromatic Crops. 14 (1): 71-74.
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