Research 2021-12-11T18:17:35+00:00

Major research foci include:

  1. Management of wheat blast disease caused by Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum using multiple approaches including genomics & genome editing, biological control, nanopesticides, introgression of resistant genes into commercially cultivated varieties, and mutation breeding.
  2. Development of a rapid, specific, and convenient method for the detection of wheat blast in seed lots, asymptomatic plants, alternate hosts, and the quarantine offices.
  3. Plant probiotics and their usage as biostimulants, biofertilizers, biopesticides, and bioprospecting.
  4. Discovery of novel bioactive compounds useful for plant protection.
  5. Basic research on host-microbe interactions using genomics, metagenomics and other molecular approaches.