Dr. Maruthi, R.T.


Plant Genetics


Collection, characterisation, evaluation, multiplication and distribution of jute and allied fibre germplasm; Identification of high yielding calyx type roselle genotypes and their nutrient profiling for diversified applications; Population improvement for improved fibre yield and genetic studies to understand the breeding behaviour of Sunnhemp.



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  1. Evaluation and selection for high fibre yield and other diversified uses in roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
  2. Genetics of self-incompatibility and development of improved fibre yielding populations in sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea L.)
  3. Introduction, maintenance, characterization and conservation of jute, mesta and flax germplasm
  4. Genetic improvement of jute genotypes against biotic stresses
  5. Investigations on crossing barriers in inter-specific crosses in the genus Crotalaria


  1. Junior Research Fellowship by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi during (2007)
  2. Senior Research Fellowship by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi during (2009)
  3. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship by University Grants Commission, New Delhi during (2010)
  4. Young Scientist Award by Venus International Foundation, Chennai during (2016)

  1. Maruthi RT, Kumar AA, Choudhary SB, Sharma HK, Mitra J. (2019). DIVA-GIS based insight into geographical distribution and diversity spectrum of Indian sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) accessions suitable for diversified applications. Legume Research, doi: 10.18805/LR-4055.

  2. Maruthi RT, Choudhary SB, Sharma HK, Kumar AA, Bhandari HR, Mitra J, Karmakar PG. (2018). Late-acting self-incompatibility: a barrier to self-fertilization in sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea L.). Euphytica, 214(19): doi: 10.1007/s10681-017-2096-9.

  3. Naik MR, Barman D, Maruthi RT, Babu VR, Mandal UK and Kundu DK. (2019). Assessment of salinity tolerance based upon morpho-physiological attributes in white jute (Corchorus capsularis L.). Journal of Environmental Biology, 40: 377-383.

  4. kumar AA, Choudhary SB, Sharma HK, Maruthi RT, Jawahar lal jatothu, Mitra J, Karmakar P G. (2018). Combining ability studies for fibre yield and its attributing traits in tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.). The Bioscan, 13(2): 703-706.

  5. Choudhary SB, Sharma HK, Kumar AA, Chowdhury I, Maruthi RT, Anjali Kak. (2017). Genetic diversity spectrum and marker trait association for agronomic traits in global accessions of Linum usitatissimum L. Industrial Crops and Products, 108. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.07.003

  6. Choudhary SB, Sharma HK, Kumar AA, Maruthi RT, Mitra J, Chowdhury I, Singh BK, Karmakar PG. (2017). SSR and morphological trait based population structure analysis of 130 diverse flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) accessions. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 340(2): 65-75.

  7. Sharma HK, Kumar AA, Choudhary SB, Satya P, Maruthi RT, Karmakar PG. (2017). Towards Development of Hybrid Tossa Jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) using Chemical Hybridizing Agent: Insight into AgroMorphological and Reproductive Response. Vegetos, 30(3): doi: 10.5958/2229-4473.2017.00151.3.

  8. Satya P, Banerjee R, Karan M, Mukhopadhyay E, Chaudhary B, Bera A, Maruthi RT, Sarka SK. (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.

  9. Choudhary SB, Sharma HK, Anil Kumar A, Maruthi RT, Karmakar PG. (2016). The genus Corchorus L. (Malvaceae) in India: species distribution and ethnobotany. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 64(7). Doi: 10.1007/s10722-016-0465-1.

  10. Sharma HK, Sarkar M, Choudhary SB, Anil Kumar A, Maruthi RT, Mitra J, Karmakar PG. (2016). Diversity analysis based on agro-morphological traits and microsatellite based markers in global germplasm collections of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.). Industrial Crops and Products, 89. Doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2016.05.027.