Dr. Achuit Kumar Singh, Principal Scientist
Field of Specialisation: Agricultural Biotechnology
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M.Sc: VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur
PhD: VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur
Post Doc (if any): DBT-PDF – School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi
Joining date in ICAR : 
2016-02-08 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1. Singh, AK; Chattopadhyay, B; Chakraborty, S. Biology and interactions of two distinct monopartite begomoviruses and betasatellites associated with radish leaf curl disease in India. Virology journal. 9 (1) 43, 2012, BioMed Central.

  2. Singh, AK; Mishra, KK; Chattopadhyay, B; Chakraborty, S. Biological and molecular characterization of a begomovirus associated with yellow mosaic vein mosaic disease of pumpkin from Northern India. Virus Genes. 39 (3) 359, 2009, Springer US.

  3. S. Rathore, B. S. Bhatt, B. K. Yadav, R. K. Kale, and A. K. Singh. A New Begomovirus Species in Association with Betasatellite Causing Tomato Leaf Curl Disease in Gandhinagar, India. Plant Disease. 98 (3) 428, 2014, APS Journal

  4. George, Biju; Bhatt, Bhavin S; Awasthi, Mayur; George, Binu; Singh, Achuit K. Comparative analysis of microsatellites in chloroplast genomes of lower and higher plants. Current genetics. 61 (4) 665-677, 2015, Springer Berlin Heidelberg

  5. Kumar, R Vinoth; Singh, Achuit Kumar; Singh, Ashish Kumar; Yadav, Tribhuwan; Basu, Saumik; Kushwaha, Nirbhay; Chattopadhyay, Brotati; Chakraborty, Supriya. Complexity of begomovirus and betasatellite populations associated with chilli leaf curl disease in India. Journal of General Virology. 96 (10) 3143-3158, 2015, Microbiology Society

  6. SG Karkute, R Krishna, WA Ansari, B Singh, PM Singh, M Singh AK Singh. Heterologous expression of the AtDREB1A gene in tomato confers tolerance to chilling stress. Biologia Plantarum. 63; 268-277, 2019.

  7. Chahwala, F.D., Singh, D., Singh AK. et al. A novel monopartite begomovirus and satellites associated with yellow mosaic disease of Sida spp. in India. Arch Virol 2020.

  8. Karkute, SG., Ansari, WA., Singh, AK. et al. Characterization of high-temperature stress-tolerant tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) genotypes by biochemical analysis and expression profiling of heat-responsive genes. 3 Biotech 11, 45 (2021).

  9. Sangeeta, Ranjan P, Kumar RV, Bhatt BS, Chahwala FD, Yadav BK, Patel S, Singh AK. Two distinct monopartite begomovirus-betasatellite complexes in western India cause tomato leaf curl disease. Virus Research., (2021).

  10. Singh AK, Yadav BK, Krishna R, Kumar RV, Mishra GP, Karkute SG et al.,. Bhendi yellow vein mosaic virus and bhendi yellow vein mosaic betasatellite cause enation leaf curl disease and alter host phytochemical contents in okra. Plant Disease. 105 (9), 2595-2600. (2021). Am Phytopath Society

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Guided 06 Ph. D and 7 M.Phil students
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology, 2007
  2. Brave Scholarship by the EU-India Consortium, BRAVE, Plant Virology in the new era, Breeding for resistance,2015.
  3. Dr. Harbhajan Singh Award by the Indian Society of Vegetable Science during 2019.