Mrs.B. Usha Kiran, Scientist

M.Sc (Agril.Biotechnology)

 

Contact Address :

Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

Tel no: 040-24598123

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On-going Projects :

(i) Project 103-7: QTL mapping for Fusarium wilt resistance in castor –PI

(ii)Project 102-6: Improvement of oil content in safflower- Co-PI

(iii) Project 103-6: Genetic enhancement through biotechnological approaches in castor- Co-PI

(iv) Project 103-10: Identification of molecular markers associated with disease resistance in castor- Co-PI

Trainings undertaken (National & International)

1. “Modern genomics for crop improvement” in ICRISAT, Hyderabad from 29th July to 9th August, 2013.

2. Management Development programme: “Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights” at NAARMfrom 8th to 12th July, 2013.

3. “Data analysis using SAS” in NAARM, Hyderabad from December 13th to 18th, 2010.

4. “Application of Molecular markers in crop Improvement” in ICRISAT, Hyderabad from November 8th to 19th, 2010.

5. "Training workshop Biosafety for State Agricultural Universities” atAcharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India. 26th to 27th. 2007.

6. Training at international exposure programme “International Agriculture and Rural Development, (IARD)” at Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, USA from November 2006 to January 2007.

Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )

  • Usha Kiran B, Lavanya C and Kanti Meena (2010).Screening of Castor (Ricinus communis L.) Genotypes Using EST-SSR Markers. Journal of Oilseeds Research. Volume 27, 116-118.
  • Kanti Meena, K. Anjani and B. Usha Kiran (2010). Polymorphic studies in parental lines of Castor (Ricinus communis L.) using EST-SSRs. Journal of Oilseeds Research. Volume 27, 21-22.
  • Kadirvel P, Senthilvel S, Ushakiran B and Sujatha M (2012). Prospects of marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS) for improvement of oil content and quality in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.). Journal of Oilseeds Research. Volume 29, 135-138.
  • Senthilvel S, Ushakiran B, Kadirvel P and Mukta N (20112). Prospects of association mapping approaches for tracing the genomic regions associated with oil content and quality in safflower. Journal of Oilseeds Research. Volume 29, 174-177.

Area of expertise

Development of Molecular markers and its application germplasm characterization, DNA fingerprinting, linkage mapping, QTL mapping, Tissue culture and transformation of tobacco, tomato.

Any other relevant information

·  Andhra Pradesh Netherland programme (APNL) Gold medal for highest OGPA in M.Sc (Agril.Biotechnology), ANGRAU in 2009.

· CSIR-JRF fellowship for Ph.D in 2009.

· Guided 3 M.Sc (Biotechnology) students.