Giribabu Scientific
Dr.P.Giribabu [Senior Scientist]
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D.(Nematology)
Specialization / Discipline Nematology
Department Crop Protection
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Salient Research Achievements
(in bullets)
  • Molecular identification of major banana nematodes and entomopathogenic nematodes were done by sequencing amplified DNA fragment of nematodes and submitted at NCBI portal.
  • Isolated two native entomopathogenic nematode species (Steinernema siamkayai and Heterorhabditis indica) and evaluated against banana stem weevil.
  • Identified resistant germplasm lines and hybrids of banana (Musa spp.) to root-lesion (Pratylenchus coffeae) and root-knot (Meloidogyne incognita) nematodes.
  • Evaluated and identified effective biocontrol agents (Trichoderma asperellum and Bacillus flexus) against root-lesion and root-knot nematodes.
Current Research
  • Investigations on Musa nematodes’ diversity, biology, behavior, interactions and their management (PI)
  • Improvement of banana through conventional breeding (Co PI)
  • Integrated management of Tropical race 4 of Fusarium wilt disease of banana (Co PI)
  • Current Research
    Area of Interest Host plant resistance; Entomopathogenic nematodes; Nematode biocontrol.
    Total Research Publications 16
    Best five Publications
    • Giribabu, P., Anitha Sree, T. and Saraswathi, M. S. 2019. Screening of banana genotypes for resistance to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. Indian Journal of Nematology. 49(1): 103-104.
    • Giribabu, P. and Anitha Sree, T. 2016. Screening of Banana cultivars for resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus coffeae). Indian Journal of Nematology. 46(2): 175.
    • Giribabu, P. and Patel, D. J. 2016. Susceptibility of castor (Ricinus communis) to field population of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita in Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Nematology. 46(2): 177-178.
    • Giribabu, P. 2014. Screening castor genotypes for resistance to reniform nematode, Rotylenchulus reniformis. Indian Journal of Plant Protection. 42(4): 477 – 478.
    • Giribabu, P. 2010. Screening of varieties and hybrids of castor (Ricinus communis L.) for resistance against reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis Linford and Oliveira, 1940). Journal of Oilseeds Research. 27: 271 – 272.
    • Awarded “ISOR Fellow” by Indian Society of Oilseeds Research (ISOR), ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad during the National Oilseeds Seminar-2020-organized by ISOR and ICAR-IIOR during 7-8-February, 2020.
    • ‘Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing’ by Plant Protection Association of India (PPAI), Hyderabad for peer reviewing manuscripts submitted to ‘Indian Journal of Plant Protection’ during 2014-16.
    • Secured Second Rank at National level in Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Nematology discipline conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (2006).
    • Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board’s  National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Nematology (2005).
    • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - University Grant Commission’s Senior Research Fellowship (2003 to 2008).
    • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - University Grant Commission’s National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Life Sciences (2002).
    • Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s Junior Research Fellowship (2000 to 2002).
    • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University’s Merit Scholarship (1995 – 1999).


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