Varieties Developed: Developed a high yielding isabgol variety, “Vallabh Isabgol-1”
Germplasm Registered: Developed and registered five elite germplasm lines viz., (i) DPO 14 (INGR11035) -an early maturing (85-90 days) and high yielding mutant with high harvest index (>22%); (ii) DPO 296-4 (INGR 14010), a Golden yellow leaf colour mutant of isabgol; (iii) DGS 22 (INGR 13041) - A high fruit producing and high leaf yielding Gymnema sylvestre germplasm accession; (iv) DWS 327 – A dwarf (less than 30cm) ashwagandha pure line and DWS-6 a decumbent growth habit pure line of ashwagandha have been registered with NBPGR, New Delhi.
Technologies developed: Hybridization technique in Isabgol, Tetraploids in isabgol, and male sterile plants in ashwagandha (first report)
Recent awards and recognitions:
Gold medal for the best research paper (2013)
Gold medal for the best research paper (2004)
Fellow: National Academy of Biological Science (NABS), Chennai (2011)
Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi (2011)
Best Citizen of India award given by International Publishing House, New Delhi during (2011)
Member Fellow: National Academy of Science, India (NASI), Allahabad.
Editorial Member (2012-14): Electronic journal of Plant Breeding.
Resource Person in seminar/ conferences (6 times) (2010-2014)
Current collaborative activities:
Recent most significant publications:
Mahesh Kawale, Sandip Ankoliya, Saravanan R, Manivel P (2014) Pharmacognostical and phytochemical analysis of Asparagus adscendens – a medicinal shrub. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 3(4): 131-139.
Mahesh Kawale, Saravanan R, Sandip Ankolia, Prakash Patel, Ashuthosh Srivastava, Narendra Gajbhiye, Sandip K Patel, Manivel P (2012) Pharmacognostic characterization of Desmodium gangeticum L., an Ayurvedic plant. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research. 3(4): 119-126.
Deore HB, Manivel P (2014) Inheritance of growth habit and berry colour in ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) – A medicinal plant. Electronic J. Plant Breeding. 5 (2): 244-247.
Nandanwar HR, Manivel P(2014) Inheritance of flower colour in Desmodium gangeticum L. Electronic J. Plant Breeding. 5 (2): 290-293.
Nandanwar HR, Manivel P, Patil AS,Punewar AA (2014) Genetic Variability Studies in Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC. International Journal of Bioresources and Stress Management (accepted).
Manivel P, Saravanan R (2010) DPO 14 – An early maturing mutant of Isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk). Electronic J. Pl. Breed. 1(5): 1371-1373.
Bandyopadhyay A, Manivel P (2014) Chapter 13: Groundnut. In: Breeding Field Crops 1: Practices (Ed. V. L. Chopra). Studium Press LLC P.O. Box 722200, Houston TX 776-8950-USA. pp. 520-596. (ISBN: 1-62699-029-8).
Bandyopadhyay A, Manivel P (2014) Chapter 14: Groundnut. In: Breeding Field Crops 2: Advances (Ed. V. L. Chopra). Studium Press LLC P.O. Box 722200, Houston TX 776-8950-USA. pp. 243-262. (ISBN: 1-62699-029-8).
Satyabrata Maiti, Manivel P (2010) Medicinal and aromatic Plants. In: Horticulture in Different Agro-Climatic Conditions – Four Decades of Coordinated Research. (Eds. H.P. Singh and M.S. Palanisamy). Westville Press, New Delhi. Chapter No. 8. (Pp. 215-260). (ISBN 13: 9788185873602).
Saravanan R, Manivel P (2008) Nila Avarai – manavariku Uganda marhuthuvapayir. (In tamil). (Senna- suitable medicinal plant for rainfed cultivation). Valarum Velanmai (Growing
Manivel P, Vinay Kumar, Gajbhiye NA, Satyabrata Maiti (2012) DWS 327 (IC0588697; INGR11026), an Ashwaganhda (Withania somnifera) germplasm, with Dwarf Plant Type. Indian J. of Plant Genetic Resour. 25 (2): 215.
Manivel P, Saravanan R (2012) DPO-14 (IC0586947; INGR11035), an Isabgol (Plantago ovate) germplasm with Early maturing (80-85 days) and High Harvest Index (>22%). Indian J. of Plant Genetic Resources. 25 (2): 220.
Other professional activities:
Life member and Executive Body member of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Association of India (MAPAI), ICAR-DMAPR, Anand
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