Dr. Manjunatha Gowda Thondihalu, Scientist
Field of Specialisation: Nematology
Email ID: goudru9@gmail.com
M.Sc: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
PhD: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Post Doc (if any):
Joining date in ICAR : 
2015-01-01 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1. Gowda MT, Patil J*, Mansheppa D, Rangasamy V & Verghese A. 2016. Entomopathogenic nematodes: a potential biocontrol agent against eggplant ash weevil Myllocerus subfasciatus Guerin (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Nematology, 18(6): 743-750. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685411-00002989

  2. Gowda MT*, Patil J, Halder J, Divekar PA, Rai AB & Singh J. 2020. Isolation, identification and biocontrol potential of entomopathogenic nematodes occurring in Purvanchal and Bundelkhand regions of Uttar Pradesh, India. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control,   30: 95. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41938-020-00290-5

  3. Gowda MT*, Meena BR, Krishnan N, Manjunath M, Sellaperumal C, Rai AB, Singh A, Manimurugan C, Patil J, Pandey KK & Singh J. 2022. Antimicrobial peptides producing native Bacillus spp. for the management of root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita infecting okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench). Biological Control, 171:104951.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2022.104951

  4. Gowda MT, Prasanna R, Kundu A, Rana VS, Rao U & Chawla G*. 2023. Differential effects of rhizobacteria from uninfected and infected tomato on Meloidogyne incognita under protected cultivation. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 63 (6): 604-621. https://doi.org/10.1002/jobm.202200695

  5. Gowda MT, Prasanna R, Kundu A, Rana VS & Chawla G*. 2023. Characterization and evaluation of native rhizobacteria isolated from Meloidogyne incognita-infected tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 93(2): 175–180. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v93i2.131227

  6. Gowda MT, Prasanna R, Rao U, Somavanshi VS, Singh PK, Singh AK & Chawla G*. 2023. Microbiome transplant can effectively manage root-knot nematode infectivity in tomato. Applied Soil Ecology, 190: 105020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2023.105020.

  7. Patil J*, Linga V, Mhatre PH, Gowda MT, Rangasamy & V, Půža V. Steinernema indicum n. sp., a new entomopathogenic nematode (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) from India. Nematology, 25(7): 815-833. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685411-bja10258

  8. Yerasu SR*, Gowda MT, Krishna R, Prasanna HC, Tiwari JK, Rai N & Behera TK. 2023. Development of interspecific hybrids through embryo rescue for heat-stable nematode resistance (Mi-9 gene) from Solanum arcanum in tomato. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 154: 703–711. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-023-02544-0.

  9. Devindrappa, Patil J*, Gowda MT, Vijayakumar R & Verghese A. 2018. Fluctuating temperature: A cause for survival and development of entomopathogenic nematodes, Heterorhabditis indica and Steinernema carpocapsae. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 56: 327-333.

  10. Phani V, Gowda MT & Dutta TK*.2023. Grafting vegetable crops to manage plant-parasitic nematodes: a review. Journal of Pest Science,  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-023-01658-w

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Antimicrobial peptide genes producing two Bacillus isolates i.e., Bacillus subtilis CRB7 (MH108169) and B. marisflavi CRB2 (MH109283) were identified against M. incognita and evaluated their bioefficacy in tomato and okra crop
  2. Bacillus subtilis CRB7 talc based bio-formulation with its methods of application was identified as effective approach for the management of root knot nematode infestation in tomato under protected cultivation
  3. Solanum torvum (wild relative of brinjal) was identified as promising resistant rootstock against M. incognita and evaluated the root stock compatibility and root knot nematode resistance with promising tomato cultivars upon grafting
  4. Developed two-step simple screening for nematode resistance in tomato germplasms
  5. First insight into the biocontrol potential of entomopathogenic nematodes against third instar and pre-pupal stages of eggplant ash weevil (Myllocerus subfasciatus Guerin).
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. Best oral award for presenting research work in 1st International Conference on Biological control Approaches and Applications organized by ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru, Karnataka during 27-29th September 2018.
  2. Best oral award for presenting research work in National Symposium On Plant Health Management organized by Navsari Agricultural University, Campus Bharuch, Gujarat during 2nd – 4th, November, 2020