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Name : Dr. Nidhi Kumari
Designation : Scientist
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Discipline and specialization : Plant Pathology (Plant Virology and Mycology), Biological Disease Management.
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Current area of research

  • Detection and management of soil borne diseases of Pulses (chickpea, pigeonpea, and lentil)


  • 1. Dhiman S, Kumari N, Badiyal A, Sharma V, Sharma PN. 2022. Development and validation of a direct PCR based assay for the detection of Colletotrichum species on chili seeds. Seed Science and Technology. 50(1).
  • 2. Ganesan S, Sahu S, Kishore K, Kumari N, Acharya GC. 2022. First report of pineapple leaf blight caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae in India. Journal of Plant Pathology 104, 885.
  • 3. Kumari N, Shukla PK, Singh H, Fatima T, Bajpai A. 2021. Development of species-specific PCR based detection assay for Ceratocystis fimbriata, mango wilt pathogen. Indian Phytopathology 75, 215–220.
  • 4. Shukla PK, Fatima T, Kumari N. 2021. First Report of Berkeleyomyces basicola causing mango root rot and decline in India. Plant Disease: 105.
  • 5. Damodaran T, Rajan S, Muthukumar M, Ram Gopal, Yadav K, Kumar S, Ahmad I, Kumari N, Mishra VK and Jha SK. 2020. Biological Management of Banana Fusarium Wilt Caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 Using Antagonistic Fungal Isolate CSR-T-3 (Trichoderma reesei). Frontiers in Microbiology. 11 :595845.
  • 6. Katoch S, Kumari N, Salwan R, Sharma V, Sharma PN. Recent developments in social network disruption approaches to manage bacterial plant diseases. Biological Control. 150:104376.
  • 7. Sharma N, Kumari N, Sharma SK, Padder BA, Sharma PN. 2019. Investigating the virulence and genetic diversity of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum populations distributed in the North Western Himalayan hill states. Journal of Plant Pathology. 101: 677-688
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