Sudhakar Pandey

Dr. Sudhakar Pandey, Principal Scientist
Field of Specialisation: Vegetable Breeding (Cucurbits)
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M.Sc: ANDUAT. Kumarganj, Ayodhya
PhD: ANDUAT. Kumarganj, Ayodhya
Post Doc (if any): Visiting Scientist – Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, USA
Joining date in ICAR : 
1999-11-11 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1. Behera TK, Krishna R., Ansari WA, Aamir M, Kumar P, Kashyap SP, Pandey S and Kole C (2022). Approaches involved vegetable crop salt tolerance improvement: present status and way ahead. Frontiers in Plant Science 10.3389/fpls.2021.787292

  2. Pandey S, Yadav, PS, Ansari, WA, Pandey M, Yang L, Singh B, Dubey RK., Singh PM and Singh J (2021).  Development of high conserved cross-species microsatellite markers from cucumber genome and their applicability in genetic diversity and comparative mapping. Scientia Horticulturae, 288:110408.

  3. Ansari WA, Atri N, Yang L, Singh B and Pandey S (2020). Genetic diversity in muskmelon based on SSR markers and morphological traits under well - watered and water - deficit condition. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 26,

  4. Ansari WA, Atri N, Singh, B, Kumar P and Pandey S (2018). Morpho-physiological and biochemical responses of muskmelon genotypes to different degree of water deficit. Photosynthetica, 56 (4), 1019–1030

  5. Pandey S, Ansari WA, Choudhary BR, Pandey M, Jena SN, Singh AK, Dubey RK and Singh B (2017). Microsatellite analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of hermaphrodite ridge gourd (Luffa hermaphrodita). 3 Biotech, 8:17.

  6. Pandey S, Ansari WA, Pandey M, Singh B (2018) Genetic diversity of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) estimated by EST-SSR markers and morpho-physiological traits. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 24 (1): 135-146.

  7. Bo KL, Wang H, Pan YP, Behera TK, Pandey S, Wen CL, Wang YH, Simon PW, Li YH, Chen JF, Weng Y (2016). Cucumber Short Hypocotyl1 (Sh1) encodes a human SMARCA3-like chromatin remodeling factor regulating low-dosage UVB-dependent hypocotyl elongation. Plant Physiology 172: 1273-1292.

  8. Ansari, WA, Atri N, Singh B and Pandey S (2017). Changes in antioxidant enzyme activities and gene expression in two muskmelon genotypes under progressive water stress. Biologia Plantarum 61(2), 333-341.

  9. Pandey S, Ansari W.A., Atri N, Singh B., Gupta S. and Bhat K.V. (2016). Standardization of screening technique and evaluation of muskmelon genotypes for drought tolerance. Plant Genetic Resources, 1-8, doi: 10.1017/S1479262116000253

  10. Pandey S., Kumar S, Mishra U, Rai, A, Singh M and Rai M (2008). Genetic diversity in Indian ash gourd (Benincasa hispida) accessions as revealed by quantitative traits and RAPD markers. Scientia Horticulturae, 118: 80-86. (doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2008.05.031)

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Pumpkin: (Kashi Harit, Kashi Shishir); Cucumber: (Kashi Nutan F1); Summer Squash: (Kashi Subhangi)
  2. Ash gourd: (Kashi Dhawal, Kashi Ujwal, Kashi Surbhi); Hermaphrodite ridge gourd: (Kashi Khusi); Radish : (Kashi Sweta)
  3. Bottle Gourd: (Kashi Kundal, Kashi kirti, Kashi Kiran); Muskmelon: (Kashi Madhu), Sponge gourd: (Kashi Shreya, Kashi Saumya, Kashi Jyoti, Kashi Rakhita F1); Ridge gourd: Kashi Shivani
  4. Guided 03 Ph. D and 10 M.Sc. students
  5. Developed downy mildew resistant snap melon (C. melo var. mormordica) line B-159 (INGR No. 07044), high ß-carotene containing Cucumber line IC 420405 (IGNR No. 18029) and pumpkin “SA-90”
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. ICAR Award for Team Research for the Biennium in 2006, ICAR, New Delhi.
  2. Dr. Kirti Sing Gold Medal, Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences, New Delhi
  3. Dr. Kirti Singh Life Time Achievement Award, Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi, Distinguished Agriculture Scientist Award, UP Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lucknow
  4. Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Science, Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Indian Society of Horticulture Research and Development
  5. Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Prayagraj’ Convener: NAAS Regional Chapter, Varanasi, Member, Taskforce (2 taskforce) : (Vegetable Crops) of PPV & FRA, Govt. of India for development of DUS testing guideline