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Name : Dr. Shanmugavadivel, P.S.
Designation : Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-512 2580992, Ext. 1216
Mobile No. : +91-7668826279
Date of joining ICAR : 1st January 2014
Discipline and specialization : Agricultural Biotechnology
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :

Genomics, Transcriptomics and Molecular Breeding

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Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Generated refined genome assembly of Fusarium udum, a casual agent of wilt disease in pigeonpea.
  • Identified differentially regulated genes in root and nodule tissues of chickpea and involved in identification of nodule specific cysteine rich (NCR) peptide coding genes in chickpea.
  • Identified stress responsive microRNA coding genes in pigeonpea.
  • Developed Recombinant Inbreed Lines (RIL) mapping population segregating for heat stress tolerance in chickpea and F3 mapping population segregating for Fusarium wilt and Sterility Mosaic Disease in pigeonpea.
  • Involved in introgressing “QTLs hotspot” region responsible for drought tolerance in chickpea in background of DCP 92-3 through marker assisted backcross breeding approach

Current area of research

Mapping genes/QTLs following BSA/QTL/Association mapping approach, genomics and transcriptomics


  • Bandi S.M., Shanmugavadivel P.S., Kumar L., Revanasidda A.(2021). Characterization of alphabaculovirus: HearNPV-IIPR05 isolate infecting Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) larvae. Egypt J Biol Pest Control 31, 18.
  • Bharadwaj C., Tripathi S., Soren K.R., Thudi M., Singh R.K., Sheoran S., Roorkiwal M., Patil B.S., Chitikineni A., Palakurthi R., Vemula A., Rathore A., Kumar Y., Chaturvedi S.K., Mondal B., Shanmugavadivel P.S., Srivastava A.K., Dixit G.P., Singh N.P., Varshney R.K.(2021). Introgression of “QTL-hotspot” region enhances drought tolerance and grain yield in three elite chickpea cultivars. The Plant Genome 2021:e20076, DOI: 10.1002/tpg2.20076.
  • Soren K.R., Madugula P., Kumar N., Barmukh R., Sengar M.S., Bharadwaj C., Sharma P.C., Singh S., Bhandari A., Singh J., Sanwal S.K., Pal M., Priya S.P.R., Mann A., Sagurthi S.R., Shanmugavadivel P.S., Siddique K.H.M., Singh N.P., Roorkiwal M., Varshney R.K.(2020). Genetic Dissection and Identification of Candidate Genes for Salinity Tolerance Using Axiom® CicerSNP Array in Chickpea. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21(14):5058.
  • Shanmugavadivel P.S., Mithra S.V.A., Prakash C., Kumar R., Tiwari R., Mohapatra T. and Singh N.K.(2017). High resolution mapping of heat stress tolerance QTLs in rice using 5k SNP assay. Rice10:28. DOI 10.1186/s12284-017-0167-0.
  • Shanmugavadivel PS, Soren K.R., Aravind kumar K., Chaturvedi S.K., Singh N.P.(2016). Identification of potential stress responsive microRNAs and their targets in Cajanus spp. Agri Gene, 1: 33-37.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Awarded INSPIRE Fellowship (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) to pursue Ph.D programme by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Young Scientist Award, for contribution in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology given by Society by Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, U.P. on December 2017.
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