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Dr. Jiji Joseph

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Name : Dr. Jiji Joseph

Email and phone no jiji.joseph@kau.in 9446153232

Designation : Professor and Head , Department of Plant breeding and

Genetics , College of Agriculture , Vellanikkara Kerala Agricultural University

Qualification : Ph.D in Plant breeding and Genetics

Date of entry in to KAU service : 24-07-2000

Date of entry into present service :01-06-2017

Awards : Three gold medals from TNAU Coimbatore for PhD during, 1997


Teaching , research and extension : 22 years

Courses handled / handling : 15 nos at UG, PG and Ph.D level

Research papers in Journals : 40 nos

ISBN numbered books : 2 nos

Chapter in books : 2nos

Externally aided research projects handled as PI and CO PI : 5 nos

Plan projects handled as PI and Co PI : 5 nos

Externally aided research projects currently handling as PI and CO PI : 2nos

Plan projects currently handling as PI and Co PI : 3 nos

Number of students guided as major advisor MSc – 6nos PhD – 5 nos

Number of students currently guiding as major advisor MSc – 3 nos PhD – 2 nos

Research projects done / currently doing as PI /major advisor

1. Characterization and distant hybridization for biotic stress tolerance in bitter gourd

(Momordica charantia L.)

2. Breeding cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) for resistance to spotted pod borer (Maruca

vitrata )Fab

3. Pedigree selection for spotted pod borer resistance in the segregating generation of cowpea

(Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.)

4. Pedigree selection and QTL mapping for spotted pod borer resistance in advanced generation

of cowpea

5. Breeding brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) for resistance to brinjal shoot and fruit borer

6. Net work project on development of F1 hybrids with biotic stress resistance in vegetables

7. Stability analysis of hybrids and pedigree selection in brinjal (Solanum melongena ) with

resistance to shoot and fruit borer.

Research publications during the last five years

1. Baby, J., Minimol J.S., Suma B.,Santhoshkumar A.V., Joseph, J. and Panchami P.S.2021

Mitigation in Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao L.) Through Developing Tolerant Hybrids BMC Plant

biology DOI 10.21203/rs-356929/v

2. Pooja, A.P. Ameena, M. Joseph, J. 2021. Screening Blackgram ( Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper)

Varieties for Shade Tolerance in Coconut Gardens of Southern Laterites of Kerala. Indian

Journal of Ecology 48(4) 1090-1093

3. Pooja, A.P. Ameena, M. Joseph, J , . Arunjith, P. 2021 Identification of Low Light Tolerant

Blackgram Varieties with Respect to Morpho-physiology and Yield, Legume research -1 page 7

4. Puthiamadom ,N. Joseph. J , Subramanian ,M Pradeepkumar, T. Beena C.and Latha M. 2021 .

Defense mechanisms in Solanum virginianum against brinjal shoot and fruit borer -a

comparative study Journal of Tropical Agriculture 59 (1): 62-70, 2021

5. Varghese, A., Joseph ,J., Sarath, P.S.. Sunil,R., Mathew, D ., Biju ,S and Sindhumole,P. 2021 .

Development of dual purpose cowpea culture (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) with high grain

yield Journal of Tropical Agriculture 59 (1): 45-54, 2021

6. Ajinath,L.S., Ganesh,K.V., Jacob T.F., Pradeepkumar, T., Joseph, J., and Mathew, D. 20Crossgenera transferability of microsatellite markers from Brassicaceae, Solanaceae and

Cucurbitaceae to Momordica genus 21. J of Tropical Agri. 59 (1): 113-117.

7. Hassan,M.A.E., Santhoshkumar, A.V., Hrideek, T.K., Jijeesh ,C.M., Joseph , J. 2021

Variability in drought response among the plus tree accessions of Tectona grandis (Linn f.)

from the provenances of Kerala, South India. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum ) 43:47


8. Prakash, KM, Joseph, J Santhoshkumar A V and Puthiamadom N 2020 Morphological

Characterization of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum L) Accessions from Kerala Indian J. Plant

Genet. Resour. 33(3): 352359 . DOI 10.5958/0976-1926.2020.00049.2

9. Asna, A.C ., Joseph J and John JK 2020. Botanical Description of Bitter Gourd In: The bitter

gourd genome eds. Chittaranjan Kole ,Hideo Matsumura, Tusar Kanti Behera Springer p 2- 7

10. Prakash, K.M.. Bhai, R.S Joseph J,. Saji, K.V. Sujatha V.S and. Santhoshkumar A.V 2019.

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci 8(5): 1487-1496 Exploitation of Resistant Sources to

Phytophthora capsici Leon. from Genetic Stocks of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum L.)

11. Narayanan, N.,. Biju, S., Joseph, J 2019. J tropical agriculture Evaluation of rice hybrids in

saline soils of PokkaliVol 57, No 2

12. K. Shiran, A. V. Santhoshkumar, J. Minimol and Jiji Joseph 2019.Growth inhibition as a viable technique to enhance the storage of synthetic seeds of cocoa (Theobroma cocoa L.) EJPB (9) 10(1):238-247

13. Bhagwat, GV Joseph J and Antony R 2018. Stability of advanced generation of inter varietal crosses in black gram (Vigna mungoL.) through AMMI analysis. Electronic J. Plant Breeding, 9 (2) : 465- 475

14. Antony, R, Joseph, J., Bastian D and Menon M.V 2018. Electronic J of Plant Breeding, 9 (2) :433-449 In vitro mutagenesis creates distinct morphological variants in cassava (Manihot

esculenta Crantz.): a characterisation study

15. Manjunatha, G. A.. Elsy, C. R Rajendran, P. Joseph, J ., Francies R.M and Krishnan S 2018

Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 9 (2) : 617-630 DUS Characterization of rice (Oryza

sativa L.) landraces of Wayanad, Kerala

16. Manjunatha GA, Elsy, CR Rajendran, P., Joseph,J., Francies R.M and Krishnan S 2018 Journal

of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry; 7(2): 1409-1414 Agro-morphological characterization

of rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of Wayanad, Kerala

17. Asna , A.C. Joseph,J P. Kurian SPand John KJ 2018 Journal of Tropical Agriculture 56 (1) : 9-

16 Identification of bitter gourd genotypes with field tolerance to viral diseases

18. . Aparna, K.K .,Menon,M.V., Joseph J and Prameela P.2018 Diversity of Echinochloa spp. in

Palakkad rice tracts of KeralaIndian Journal of Weed Science 50(2): 124–128

19. . Sarath P.S and Joseph J 2017 Identification of High Protein Cowpea (Vigna ungiculata

L.Walp) Genotypes Trends in biosciences

20. Suma A, Elsy CR, Joseph, J., Francis, RM Pradeepkumar T and John K J 2017. Genetic

distinctness revealed by SSR characterisation in Cucumis sativus L. and its wild relatives. Int. J.

Chem. Stud. 5(50) pp.750-753.


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