Institute Completed Projects
No. Project Title Principal Investigator
Crop Improvement
1 Management of genetic resources of Banana Dr. S. Uma
2 Crop improvement of Banana through non-conventional breeding Dr. S. Uma
3 Identification and characterization of nematode resistant genes in banana Dr. S. Backiyarani
4 Improvement of Rasthali through induced mutagenesis Dr. M.S. Saraswathi
5 Identification and evaluation of superior clones of cv.Ney Poovan (AB) and Grand Naine (AAA) Dr. D. Ramajayam
Crop Production
1 Standardization of technology for organic banana production Dr. M.M. Mustaffa
2 Standardization of nutritional requirements of banana using soluble fertilizers Dr. V. Kumar
3 Standardization of agrotechniques for banana production and productivity Dr. V. Kumar
4 Integrated nutrient management system for Banana Dr. K.J. Jeyabaskaran
5 Studies on micronutrients in Banana Dr. K.J. Jeyabaskaran
6 Fertilizer tailoring for targeted banana yield and sustainable soil health Dr. K.J. Jeyabaskaran
7 Studies on physiology of flowering and fruit development in banana Dr. I. Ravi
8 Drought stress tolerance in banana: Understanding the physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanism of drought tolerance Dr. I. Ravi
9 Salt stress tolerance in banana: Understanding the physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanism of salt tolerance Dr. I. Ravi
10 Physiological and biochemical mechanism of nematode resistance and identification of biomarker metabolites in banana Dr. M. Mayil Vaganan
11 Biochemical and molecular basis of ripening of banana fruit and its manipulation with biochemicals Dr. M. Mayil Vaganan
12 Biochemistry of banana fruit ripening and characterization of high value compounds of fruit and flower Dr. M. Mayilvaganan
13 Studies on handling, storage and processing of Banana Dr. C.K. Narayana
14 Standardization of storage conditions for Banana Dr. C.K. Narayana
15 Development of modified atmosphere packaging techniques in banana and plantain for domestic and export markets Dr. K.N. Shiva
16 Development and refinement of value added products in banana and plantain Dr. K.N. Shiva
17 Development of pre and post harvest techniques for leaf production in banana Dr. K.N.Shiva
18 Functions of resistant starch and designer food development from banana flour Dr. P.Suresh Kumar
Crop Protection
1 Studies on Banana nematodes and their management Dr. P. Sundararaju
2 Insect pest Management in Banana Dr. B. Padmanaban
3 Management of banana weevils Dr. B. Padmanaban
4 Identification of banana stem weevil pheromone for the management of the pest Dr. B. Padmanaban
5 Investigation on fungal and bacterial diseases of banana and their management Dr. R. Thangavelu
6 Integrated management of tropical race 4 of Fusarium wilt disease in banana Dr. R. Thangavelu
7 Studies on viral diseases and their management Dr. R. Selvarajan
8 Host-virus interactions in Banana: Molecular mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility, latency, integration and episomal expression of EPRV’s Dr. R. Selvarajan
9 Proteomic analysis of host-BBTV interaction in banana Dr. C. Anuradha


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