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R.S. Pune, Maharashtra      (5 scientists)

Dr (Mrs) Raj Verma


Field of Specialisation : Plant Virology

Dr (Mrs) Raj Verma

Head (Acting), Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur

Ph.D : University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   4

   Ph.D :   Nil

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating 6 and above with first or corresponding author only) :

  1. Raj Verma, Savarni Tripathi, Gorane A, Naik AA, Nikam TD, Ade AB and Mahapatro GK (2019) First report of zucchini yellow mosaic virus in bell pepper, Capsicum annum, in India. Plant Disease, 103 (10). DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-04-19-0740-PDN (NAAS Rating: 9.58). The disease symptoms were published on the journal cover-page.
  1. Chandrashekar K, Rao A, Gorane A, Verma R, Tripathi S (2020). Aleurothrixus trachoides (Back) can transmit begomovirus from Duranta to potato, tomato and bell pepper. Journal of Biosciences, 45 (36). DOI: 10.1007/s12038-020-0012-2 (NAAS Rating: 7.82)
  1. Asawari Gorane, Raj Verma, Archana Naik, Tukaram Nikam, Avinash Ade, Gagan Mahapatro, Savarni Tripathi (2019) Characterization of a severe isolate of papaya ringspot virus from papaya in western India. Journal of Plant Pathology, 101:1203-1209. DOI: 10.1007/s42161-019-00340-4 (NASS Rating: 6.82)
  1. S. Tripathi, V. Thorat, R. Verma, Y. Shouche, and A. Yadav (2017). First Report of �Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris� (subgroup 16SrI-X) Associated with Bottle Gourd Virescence and Phyllody Disease in India. Plant Disease, 101 (11):1949-1949. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-03-17-0368-PDN (NAAS Rating: 9.58)
  1. Virendra K. Baranwal, Susheel K. Sharma, Deepti Khurana, Raj Verma (2014). Sequence analysis of shorter than genome length episomal Banana streak OL virus like sequences isolated from banana in India. Virus Genes, 48 (1): 120-127. DOI: 10.1007/s11262-013-0984-1 (NAAS Rating: 7.62)
  1. R. Verma, P. Gaikwad, D. Mungekar, S. Tripathi, V. Datar and J. Singh 2014. First report of mixed infection of papaya ringspot virus and phytoplasma in Papaya in India. Journal of Plant Pathology, 96 (2). DOI: 10.4454/JPP.V96I2.016 (NAAS Rating: 6.82)
  1. Raj Verma, V.K. Baranwal, Satya Prakash, S.P.S. Tomer, R.P. Pant and Y.S. Ahlawat (2006). First report of Papaya ring spot virus-W in sponge gourd from India. Plant Disease, 90 (7): 974. DOI: 10.1094/PD-90-0974B (NAAS Rating: 9.58)
  1. Raj Verma, Baranwal, V.K.; Satya Prakash; Tomer, S.P.S.; Jitendra Singh; Pant, R.P. and Ahlawat, Y.S. (2006). Biological and molecular characterization of zucchini yellow mosaic virus from naturally infected bottle gourd. Indian Journal of Virology, 17 (2): 96-101. (NAAS Rating: 5.90)
  1. Raj Verma, Y.S. Ahlawat, S.P.S. Tomer, Satya Prakash and R.P. Pant (2004). First report of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) in India. Plant Disease, 88 (4): 426. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS.2004.88.4.426C (NAAS Rating: 9.58)
  1. Raj Verma, Satya Prakash and S.P.S. Tomer (2004). First report of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) in India. Plant Disease, 88 (8): 906. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS.2004.88.8.906B. (NAAS Rating: 9.58)

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only) :

  1. Integrated management for viral diseases in vegetable crops - tomato, muskmelon, capsicum / chilli and fruit crop - Papaya ( for PRSV)
  1. Papaya ringspot virus tolerant papaya line (Pune Selection-1)
  1. Papaya ringspot virus tolerant papaya line (Pune Selection-3)
  1. First complete genome characterization of a severe PRSV isolate (PRSV-Pune; GenBank accession No. MH311882) from papaya in Pune district, western India
  1. First report of ZYMV in Capsicum, Bottle Gourd, Cucumber, Zucchini; PRSV-W in Sponge Gourd; TSWV in muskmelon, pumpkin, cucumber and ash gourd

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only) :

  1. Member of team (as virus disease expert) in collaboration with State Agriculture Dept. for ascertaining reasons for tomato crop failure in Pune district
  1. Member of team (as virus disease expert) in collaboration with State Agriculture Dept. to ascertain the cause of excessive fruit cracking in Muskmelon in Pune District
  1. Member of expert team for conducting survey for detection of virus diseases in grapes in Maharashtra state
  1. Reviewer for Indian Phytopathology
  1. Invited as expert to deliver lecture on viral diseases of tomato and their management at Global Farmers 2018, KVK Narayangaon, Pune