Dr Amit Bera

Senior Scientist

Seed Technology


RESEARCH AREAS



Seed coating technology of jute ; DUS testing of Jute ; Development of DUS test guidelines for mesta ; Seed technology research of National Seed Project


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25351932
Mobile:

E-mail Address:
Amit.Bera@icar.gov.in
amitbera.iari@gmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Protection of jute varieties and DUS tesing
  2. Effect of seed coating on seed storability and fibre yield of jute
  3. Seed production in agricultural crops and fisheries
  4. Breeder seed production in jute, mesta and sunnhemp
  5. Introduction, maintenance, characterization and conservation of jute, mesta and flax germplasm (As Co-PI)
  6. Yield and quality of jute seed as influenced by method of application and dose of fertilizer nutrients in southern Bengal condition.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. Best Poster award at International Conference on Bio-resource and Stress Management at Science city, Kolkata, on 8th Feb. 2013 for poster Bera A., Kar C. S., Kumar M. , Biswas C., Bhandari H. R. and Mahapatra B. S. (2013) Effect of growth regulators on seed yield and seed quality parameters of tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.)
  2. Principal Investigator of Seed Technology Research (Entomology) of AICRP National Seed Project.
  3. Best oral presentation award for paper ‘Effect of scarification treatments on seed coat imposed dormancy in five wild species of Genus Corchorus’ at Third International Conference on Bio-resource and Stress Management on 8-11th November, 2017, Jaipur, India.
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Bera A., Sinha S.N., Gaur A. & Srivastava C. (2008). Effect of modified atmosphere storage on seed quality parameters of paddy. Seed Research, 36 (1): 56-63

  2. Biswas, C. Dey, P. Sattpathy, S. Sarkar S.K. Bera, A. And Mahapatra, B.S. 2012. A simple method of DNA isolation from jute (Corchorus olitorius) seed suitable for PCR detection of the pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid. Lett. Appl. Microbiol, 56: 105-110. (doi: 10.1111/lam.12020) 56.

  3. Biswas, C., Dey, P.,Bera, A., Satpathy, S., and Mahapatra, B. S. 2013. First Report of Bacterial Leaf Spot Caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. olitorii on Jute grown for Seed in India. Plant Disease, 97(8): p1109.

  4. Satya Pratik, Banerjee Ruby, Karan Maya, Mukhopadhyay Elora, Chaudhary Babita, Bera A, R.T. Maruthi and Sarkar S.K. (2016) Insight into genetic relation and diversity of cultivated and semi-domesticated under-utilized Crotalaria species gained using start codon targeted (SCoT) markers. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 66: 24-32.

  5. Bhandari, Hem & Bera, A. & Kar, Chandan & Biswas, Subrata. (2018). Stability assessment of jute seed production system in lower Gangetic plains of India. Industrial Crops and Products 125: 505-510.. 10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.09.009.