Dr. Nagendra Rai, Principal Scientist & Head Division of Crop Improvement
Field of Specialisation: Vegetable Breeding
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M.Sc: GBPU&T Udhansingh Nagar, Uttrakhand
PhD: BHU, Varanasi, UP
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Joining date in ICAR : 
2000-05-08 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1. KK Rai, N Rai Mohd Amir, Deepika Tripathi, Shashi Pandey Rai (2020). Interactive role of salicylic acid and nitric oxide on transcriptional reprogramming for high temperature tolerance to lablab purpureusL. Structural and functional in sights using computational approaches. Journal of Biotechnology, 309: 113-130.

  2. Rai KK, N. Rai and SP Rai (2019).Prediction and validation of DREB transcription factors for salt tolerance in Solanum lycopersicum L. An integrated experimental and computational approachEnvironmental and Experimental Botany, 165: 1-18.

  3. Rai KK, N Rai and SP Rai (2018). Salicyclic acid and nitric oxide alleviate high temperature induced oxidative damage in Lablab purpureus L. plants by regulating biophysical process and dna methylation.Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 128: 72-88.

  4. Rai KK, N Rai and SP Rai (2018). Response of Lablab purpureus L. to high temperature stress and role of exogenous protectants in mitigating high temperature induced oxidative damages. Molecular Biology

  5. Rai KK, N Rai, SP Rai (2018). Recent advancement in modern genomic tools for adaption of Lablab purpureus L to biotic and abiotic stresses: Present -6 mechanism and future adaptions.Acta Physiologiae Plantarum40-164,

  6. Singh AK, N Rai, RK Singh, RK Rai, S Saha and Singh RP (2017). Genetics of resistance to early blight in crosses of wild derivatives of tomato. Scientia Horticulturae, 219:70-78

  7. Rai N, KK Rai, V Venkataravanappa and Sujoy (2016). Molecular approaches coupled with biochemical attributes to elucidate the presence of DYMV in leaf sample of Lablab purpureus L. genotypes. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology,DIO 10-10071s 2010-015-1915-5.

  8. Rai N, KK Rai, G Tiwari and PK Singh (2015). Changes in free radical generation, metabolites and antioxidant defence machinery in hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus L) in response to high temperature stress. Acta Physiologia Pantatrum, 37:46 (DOI 10.1007/s11738-015-1791-1).

  9. Singh RK, N Rai, J M Lima, M Singh, SN Singh and S Kumar (2015). Genetic and molecular characterization of tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV) resistance in tomato. The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 90(5):503-510.

  10. Singh RK, N Rai, M Singh, P Kumar and K Shrivastav(2014). Selection of tomato genotypes resistant to tomato leaf curls virus disease using biochemical and physiological markers. Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Cambridge), 1-10.

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Tomato: Maniliema, Kashi Chayam, Kashi Adbhut, Kashi Tapas
  2. Indian bean: Kashi Haritima, Kashi Khushaal, Kashi Sheetal, Kashi Bouni Sem-3, Kashi Bouni Sem-9, Kashi Bouni Sem-18, Kashi Bouni Sem-14, Kashi Bouni Sem-207
  3. French bean: Kashi Sampann, Kashi Rajhans
  4. Cowpea: Kashi Nidhi, Kashi Vishan
  5. Generated 15technologies on different aspects of production in 10vegetable crops like tomato, brinjal, French bean, watermelon, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, colocassia, sweet potato, ginger and turmeric for different agro-climatic condition.
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. Awards: Kirti Singh Life time Achievement Award, Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award, Research Paper Reviewer Award, Best Research Paper Presentation Award, HTH Gold Medal, Year of the Scientist Award, Distinguished Scientist Award, Young Scientist Associate Award, Crop Research Award, etc
  2. Recognitions: Teaching Faculty Member in Division of Vegetable Crops, IARI, New Delhi, Research Advisory Committee Member of ICAR- National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Ajmer, Editor of Hi- Tech Horticulture& Current Horticulture, Joint – Editor of Vegetable Science, recipient of Best Research Worker Appreciation Letter, Gold Medal in Vegetable Science B.H.U. Fellowship, Junior Research Fellowship, ICAR Fellowship, National Scholarship etc. Advisor: STEM Institute, Varanasi; Agrimitra Farmer Producer Company Ltd. Mirzapur; Gautam Kalloo Research and Development Foundation, Varanasi.
  3. Fellows: National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, International Society of Noni Sciences, Society for Horticulture Research and Development, Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Science, Indian Society of Vegetable Science