Dr. Tusar Kanti Behera

Prof. T. K. Behera, Director
Field of Specialisation: Vegetable Breeding (Cucurbits)
Email ID: director.iivr@icar.gov.in
M.Sc: Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar
PhD: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Post Doc (if any): University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Joining date in ICAR : 
1998-09-08 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1. Behera TK, Boopalakrishnan G, Jat GS , Munshi AD, Choudhary H , Ravindran A, Kumari S and Kumari R  (2022). Deriving stable tropical gynoecious inbred lines of slicing cucumber from American pickling cucumber using MABB. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13580-021-00392-5

  2. Boopalakrishnan G, Jayavel Sridhar, Behera TK, Munshi AD, Kumari Silpi and Kumar Sachin (2021). Deriving tropical gynoecious inbred backcross lines from exotic pickling cucumber using marker assisted backcross breeding. Scientia Horticulturae, 288: 110320 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110320

  3. Rathod V, Behera TK, Munshi AD, Gaikwad AB, Singh Saurabh, Vinay ND, Boopalakrishnan G and Jat GS (2021). Developing partial interspecific hybrids of Momordica charantia ×    Momordica balsamina and their advance generations. Scientia Horticulturae, 281: 109985 https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.scienta.2021.109985

  4. Gangadhara Rao P, Behera TK, B Gaikwad Ambika, Munshi AD, Srivastava Arpita, Boopalakrishnan G and Vinod (2021). Genetic analysis and QTL mapping of yield and fruit traits in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L. Scientific Reports, 11:4109  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83548-8

  5. Ahmad Alhariri, Behera TK, Jat GS, Devi MB, Boopalakrishnan G, Hemeda NF, Teleb AA, Ismail E and Elkordy A(2021). Analysis of Genetic Diversity and Population Structure in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) Using Morphological and SSR Markers. Plants, 10:1860. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10091860

  6. Boopalakrishnan G, Jayavel S, Behera TK, Munshi AD, Choudhary H, Singh Anupam and Pandey MK (2020). Mapping and linkage analysis of epistatic QTLs for gynoecious trait (F) in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 96: 344-355, DOI:10.1080/14620316.2020.1855084

  7. Gangadhara Rao P, Behera TK, Gaikwad Ambika B., Munshi AD, Jat GS and Boopala Krishnan P (2018). Mapping and QTL analysis of gynoecy and earliness in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) technology. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 1555

  8. Behera TK, Jack E Staub, Behera Snigdha, Delannay Isabelle and Chen Jin (2011). Marker-assisted backcross selection in an interspecific Cucumis population broadens the genetic base of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Euphytica 178:261-272

  9. Behera TK, Jack E Staub, Behera Snigdha and Mason Shanna (2010). Response to phenotypic and marker-assisted selection for yield and quality component traits in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Euphytica, 171:417-425

  10. Dey SS, Behera TK, Munshi AD and Pal Anand (2010). Gynoecious inbred with better combining ability improves yield and earliness in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.). Euphytica 173:37-47

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Bitter gourd: (Pusa Hybrid 2, Pusa Hybrid 4, Pusa Hybrid 5, Pusa Aushadhi, Pusa Rasdar, Pusa Purvi) and Gynoecious lines (PVGy-201 & PDMGy-201)
  2. Cucumber: (Pusa Barkha, Pusa Parthenocarpy Cucumber 6, Pusa Gynoeciuos Cucumber Hybrid-18 and Pusa Long Green)
  3. Ash gourd (Pusa Ujwal, Pusa Urmi, Pusa Sabzipetha) Bottle gourd (Pusa Santushti) Snap melon (Pusa Shandar)
  4. Brinjal: (Pusa Hara Baigan 1, Pusa Safed Baigan 1, Pusa Vaibhav and Pusa Oishiki)
  5. Guided 11 Ph. D and 2 M.Sc. students
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award and Hooker Award, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi
  2. Best Teacher Award in Higher Education, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi
  3. Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Society of Plant Breeding Genetics, Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences and Indian Society of Vegetable Science
  4. Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship-2014, USIEF, USA
  5. Dr Kirti Singh Gold medal, Indian Academy of Horticultural Science, New Delhi Dr Biswajit Choudhary Memorial Award and Dwarika Nath Medal, Indian society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi