Dr. Chinmay Biswas

Principal Scientist

Plant Pathology


RESEARCH AREAS



Presently we are working on management of pests and diseases of jute by using nanoparticles such as nanosilica, nano sulphur, nano zinc oxide particles etc. Nanoparticles of efficient fungicides are also being synthesized and used for managing jute stem rot disease. We are also engaged in molecular identification of emerging pathogens of jute and allied fibre crops. Based on our previous works on endophytes we are using the promising isolates of Beauveria bassiana for biotic and abiotic stress management.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353782
Mobile:

E-mail Address:
Chinmay.Biswas@icar.gov.in
chinmaybiswas@rediffmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre(IPFC) for MSMEs, (Ministry of MSME, GoI sponsored, Budget: 65.00 lakhs)
  2. Use of nanoparticles for managing pests and diseases in jute, (In House Project)
  3. Characterization, population dynamics and management of Rhizoctonia in different cropping systems. Sub-Project: Application of engineered nanoparticles for managing Macrophomina phaseolina, (ICAR sponsored, Budget: 65.00 lakhs)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Satpathy, S., Satya, P. and Mahapatra, B.S. (2013) Endophytic colonization of white jute (Corchorus capsularis) plants by different Beauveria bassiana strains for managing stem weevil (Apion corchori). Phytoparasitica, 41 (1): 17-21.
  2. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Gotyal, B.S. and Satpathy, S. (2015) A method of multiplex PCR for detection of field released Beauveria bassiana, a fungal entomopathogen applied for pest management in jute (Corchorus olitorius). World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 31 (4):675-679
  3. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Bera, A., Kumar, M. and Satpathy, S. (2014) First report of a 16 SrV-C phytoplasma causing little leaf and bunchy top of tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius) in India. Plant disease, 98 (4):565.
  4. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Mandal, K., Satpathy, S. and Karmakar, P.G.(2014) In planta detection of Macrophomina phaseolina from jute (Corchorus olitorius) by a sodium acetate based direct PCR method. Phytoparasitica, 42 (5):673-676
  5. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Mandal, K., Mitra, J., Satpathy, S. and Karmakar, P.G.(2014) First report of 16 Sr I-B phytoplasma associated with phyllody and stem fascination of flax (Linum usitatissimum) in India. Plant disease, 98 (9):1267
  6. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Satpathy, S. and Satya, P. (2012) Establishment of the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana as a season long endophyte in jute (Corchorus olitorius) and its rapid detection using SCAR marker. Biocontrol, 57:565-571
  7. 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):1109
  8. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Satpathy, S., Sarkar, S. K., Bera, A. and Mahapatra, B. S. (2013) A simple method of DNA isolation from jute (Corchorus olitorius) seed suitable for PCR based detection of the pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 56: 105-110
  9. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Karmakar, P. G. and Satpathy, S. (2014) Next-generation sequencing and micro RNAs analysis reveal SA/MeJA1/ABA pathway genes mediated systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and its master regulation via production of phased, trans-acting siRNAs against stem rot pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina in a RIL population of jute (Corchorus capsularis). Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 87: 76-85
  10. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Karmakar, P. G. and Satpathy, S. (2015) Discovery of large-scale SNP markers and construction of linkage map in a RIL population of jute (Corchorus capsularis). Molecular Breeding, 35: 119-128