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Name : Dr. Naimuddin
Designation : Principal Scientist(Plant Pathology)
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Telephone (Office) : +91-512-2580994 Ext. 4105
Mobile No. : +91-9839309036
Date of joining ICAR : 11th June 1991
Discipline and specialization : Plant Pathology and Plant Virology
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • International Course on Biotechnology in Agriculture: Plants and Microorganisms held at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Rehovot, Israel during 28/12/2000 – 15/2/ 2001.
  • International training programme on “Identification of Aceria cajani, the mite vector of pigeonpea sterility mosaic disease based on analysis of ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences” organised by ICRISAT, Patancheru, A.P. during 24/8/1998 – 2/9/1998.
  • Orientation Course on “Laboratory Techniques in Plant Virology” at Advance Centre for Plant Virology, IARI, New Delhi during 7/12/1992 – 12/12/1992.
  • Summer Institute on “Recent Advances in Plant Pathology with Special Reference to Control of Plant Diseases” held at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar during 09/06/1993 – 28/06/1993.
  • Training course on “Identification and screening techniques for chickpea diseases” held at ICRISAT, Patancheru, A.P. during 06/12/1993 – 17/12/1993

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Developed lentil wilt sick plot for screening lentil genotypes against wilt.
  • Characterized two begomoviruses associated with leaf curl disease of Phaseolus vulgaris. One of them named as French bean leaf curl virus (JQ866297) has been accepted as a new species under the genus Begomovirus. The other one was identified as Tomato leaf curl Gujarat virus (ToLCGV) (KF440686) – first report of ToLCGV infecting Phaseolus vulgaris. Genome of a highly divergent geminivirus was characterized and submitted to NCBI as Frenchbean severe leaf curl virus (NC_018453). This has been used to create a new genus Capulavirus under the family Geminiviridae.
  • Proved bipartite nature of Dolichos yellow mosaic virus.
  • Based on full genome sequence, characterized ToLCNDV associated with a stunting disease of lentil- a first report of ToLCNDV infecting lentil.
  • PCR detection protocols of viruses associated with yellow mosaic disease of many pulses were developed. Sequences (about 100) of viral and fungal origin were generated and submitted at NCBI database.

Current area of research

  • Host plant resistance against wilt disease of lentil and pigeonpea.
  • Characterization of fungal and viral pathogens of pulse crops and their diversity.


  • Naimuddin K., Akram M. and Agnihotri A.K. (2016). Molecular characterization of a first begomovirus associated with lentil (Lens culinaris) from India. Acta Virologica 60:217-223.
  • Naimuddin K. Akram M and Agnihotri A.K. (2015). Molecular evidence for the association of Tomato leaf curl Gujarat virus with a leaf curl disease of Phaseolus vulgaris L. Journal of Phytopathology 163:58-62.
  • Naimuddin K. Akram M. and Sanjeev Gupta(2011). Identification of Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus infecting Vigna mungo var. silvestris L. Phytopathologia Mediterrranea 47:94-100.
  • Naimuddin K., Akram M., Aditya Pratap and Prashant Yadav (2012). Characterization of a new begomovirus and a beta satellite associated with the leaf curl disease of French bean in northern India.Virus Genes DOI 10.1007/s11262-012-0832-8.
  • Naimuddin K., Akram, M. and Singh, N.P.(2016). Yellow mosaic of mungbean and urdbean: current status and future strategies. Journal of Food Legumes 29(2): 77-93.

Awards and Fellowships

    • The Book


    • (edited by M. Ali, Sanjeev Gupta, Naimuddin and D. Upadhyay) was awarded

Rajendra Prasad Puruskar

    • for writing on

Agricultural sciences in Hindi for 2003-04

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