Dr. H. Sunitibala Devi,Scientist-D
PLANT TISSUE CULTURE & IN VITRO CONSERVATION OF SELECTED MEDICINAL, AROMATIC AND HORTICULTURAL PLANT RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION.
The research activities of the Plant Tissue Culture laboratory focus on in vitro propagation of important plant resources of the Indian portion of Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot. The thrust areas are Citrus, orchids, members of Zingiberales (Musa and gingers), edible wild fruits and Asiatic lilies. Others research areas include biochemical and molecular characterization, genetic diversity studies of selected plant species of economic importance, isolation and characterization of Fusarium resistance gene candidates (RGCs) from Zingiber spp. found in NE India.
COMPLETED EXTERNALLY FUNDED R&D PROJECTS HANDLED IN DIFFERENT CAPACITY:
|Sl. No.||Title||PI||Participating institutes||Project cost (Rs in lacs)|
|1.||DBT Mission for Quality Planting Material Production and Utilization for the North-EastNo. BT/PR10369/PBD/16/783/2007.||Dr. H.Sunitibala Devi||IBSD, Imphal||0.88|
|2||Identification of location specific ginger and turmeric varieties, quality planting materials production, insect pest and disease management, chemical profiling and development of value added products for socio-economic development of N.E. region.No. BT/PR7861/NDB/51/114/2006.||Collaborator PIDr. H.Sunitibala Devi||IBSD, ImphalCAU, Imphal NEIST, Jorhat||96.6|
|3.||Prospecting Zingiber zerumbet for Molecular Resources. (No. BT/PR11168/NDB/51/185/2008. DBT, Govt. of India.||Collaborator PIDr. H.Sunitibala Devi||1) IBSD, Imphal
|4.||Biotechnological interventions for production of androgenic haploids to speed and support breeding of ginger.BT/34/NE/TBP/2010. DBT, Govt of India,||Coordinator-Dr. H. Sunitibala Devi||IBSD, ImphalYogi Vemana University, Andhra Pradesh NEIST, Jorhat||20.63|
→ In vitro propagation of Lilium mackliniae Sealy (Siroy Lily)
→ Collection of citrus resources of North East India
→ Morpgological characterization of Musa balbisiana Colla (cv. Changbi)
Ph.D. (1999, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur)
|Period||Position and Institution|
|24.07.2013–Till date||Scientist-D (Plant Tissue Culture)IBSD, Imphal, Manipur, India|
|28.05.2015- 28.11.2015||Post- Doctoral Research in Citrus Research and Education Centre, University of Florida , USA|
|24.07.2008 – 23.07.2013||Scientist-C (Plant Tissue Culture) IBSD, Imphal, Manipur, India|
|24.07.2003 – 23.07.2008||Scientist-B (Plant Tissue Culture) IBSD, Imphal, Manipur, India|
|10.04.2000– 23.07.2003||Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) -Research AssociateManipur University, Imphal,|
|1992–1998||Junior Research FellowDept. of Life Sciences, Manipur University, Imphal|
Awards and Fellowships
2014: Overseas Associateship for the North Eastern Region, awarded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for 6 (six) months
2000: Research Associateship, awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi for three years (2000-2003)
Life Member, The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI)
Life Member, International Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology.
Member, Indian Society of Cell Biology
Member, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
2000: Cell Culture Techniques from Regional Research Laboratory (Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine), Jammu for 2 months.
2006: Hands on training on ELISA Technique for virus indexing of Tissue Cultured Plants
2008: Hands on training on Real Time PCR at LABINDIA, Gurgaon, India.
Rakesh S, N Samarjit Singh, P J Handique, H Sunitibala Devi (2015): Disease-free khasi mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) production using in vitro microshoot tip grafting and its assessment using DAS-ELISA and RT-PCR (Springer). Scientia Horticulturae (Springer), 189 (2015) 208–213. (impact factor – 1.504)
Warepam Amuchou Singh, Nandeibam Samarjit Singh, Pratap Jyoti Handique and Huidrom Sunitibala Devi (2014): Morpho-taxonomical and molecular assessment of Musa genotypes from north-east India by morphological and interretrotransposon amplified polymorphism markers. Plant Syst Evol. DOI 10.1007/s00606-014-1094-9. (impact factor – 1.154)
Thingbaijam Dikash Singh, Khumallambam Devala Devi and Huidrom Sunitibala Devi (2014): Horticultural Performance of Conventional and Micropropagated Plants of Zingiber officinale from Manipur, Northeast India. PHILIPP AGRIC SCIENTIST, Vol. 97 No. 3, 114 -118 (impact factor – 0.368).
Thingbaijam Dikash Singh and Huidrom Sunitibala Devi (2014): Effect of silver nitrate during ex vitro acclimatization of micropropagated ginger var. Nadia and Baishey. 6(1):82-84.
Huidrom Sunitibala Devi, Sanglakpam Irabati Devi, Thingbaijam Dikash Singh (2014): High Frequency Plant Regeneration System from Transverse Thin Cell Layer Section of In vitro Derived ‘Nadia’ Ginger Microrhizome. Notulae Scientia Biologicae 6(1):85-91.
Thingbaijam Dikash Singh, Lalleima Chakpram and Huidrom Sunitibala Devi (2014): Induction of in vitro microrhizomes using silver nitrate in Zingiber officinale var. Baishey and Nadia. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, Vol 13, April 2014, pp 256-262. (impact factor – 0.51)
Baleshwor Sharma & Pratap Jyoti Handique and Huidrom Sunitibala Devi (2013): Antioxidant properties, physico-chemical characteristics and proximate composition of five wild fruits of Manipur, India. J Food Science Technology (Springer)
Warepam Amuchou Singh, Pratap Jyoti Handique& Huidrom Sunitibala Devi. . Musa ochracea Sheph. (Musaceae) from Manipur, India. Annals of Plant Sciences, 02 (08): 321-323.
Medhabati K., Rajiv Das K, Dikash Singh, Th., Rohinikumar M and Sunitibala H (2013): A Study On Morpho-Qualitative And Numerical Taxonomy Of Indigenous Wild And Cultivated Rice Germplasms Of Manipur. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 4(4):364 -370.
Huidrom Sunitibala Devi, Sanglakpam Irabati Devi, Thingbaijam Dikash Singh. : High Frequency Plant Regeneration System of Aerides odorata Lour. Through Foliar and Shoot Tip Culture. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca. 41(1):169-176. (Impact factor-0.652)
Warepam Amuchou Singh, Somkuwar Bharat Gopalrao, Thingnam Gourshyam, Pratap Jyoti Handique& Huidrom Sunitibala Devi. . DEBDOM: Database Exploring Banana Diversity of Manipur. 9(5): 270–273. (Impact factor-1.15)
Kh Punyarani, Kh Devala Devi, C Henary Singh, N Samarjit Singh, H Homen Singh, Th Dikash Singh, Sila Moirangthem and H Sunitibala Devi (2013): In vitro production of genetically stable and virus free plantlets of Musa sp. var. Meitei Hei using male inflorescence as explants. Scientia Horticulturae (Springer), 64: 440–447. (impact factor – 1.504)
Kh Nongalleima, Th Dikash Singh, Dey Amitabha, Lokesh Deb and Sunitibala Devi (2013): Optimization of surface sterilization protocol, induction of axillary shoots regeneration in Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Sm. as affected by season. Biological Rhythm Research (Taylor and Francis), DOI: 10.1080/09291016.2013.818196. (impact factor – 1.216)
Dikash Singh, Ch. Henary Singh, Kh. Nongalleima, Sila Moirangthem, H. Sunitibala Devi : Analysis of growth, yield potential and horticultural performance of conventional vs. Micropropagated plants of Curcuma longa var. Lakadong. African Journal of Biotechnology. 12(14):1604-1608. (Impact factor-0.57)
Dikash Singh, Lalleima Ch., H. Sunitibala Devi. . High frequency induction of in vitro microrhizome using different culture vessels and silver nitrate in Zingiber officinale Rosc. var. Baishey and Nadia. (2013). Indian Journal of Biotechnology. Reference number: IJBT/Auth/2012/2176 (accepted publication pending). (Impact factor-0.55)
Th Dikash Singh, Kh Devala Devi, Brojendro Singh S, Ch Brajakishor Singh and H Sunitibala Devi. . Assessment of genetic stability in traditional ginger cultivated in Manipur: North-East India base on molecular and chemical markers. Analytical Letters. DOI:10.1080/00032719.2013.814059 (Impact factor-1.019)
Dikash S.Th, Devala D. Kh., Punyarani Ksh., Henary S.Ch., Brojendro S.S, Brajakishor S. C, Sunitibala D. H. : Silver Nitrate and Different Culture Vessels Influence High Frequency Microrhizome In Vitro and Enhanced Growth of Turmeric Plantlet During Ex Vitro Notulae Scientia Biologicae. 4(4):67-78.
Rakesh Sanabam, Bharat Gopalrao Somkuwar, Gourshyam Thingnam,
Sila Moirangthem, Pratap Jyoti Handique and Sunitibala Huidrom : CIBMAN: Database exploring Citrus biodiversity of Manipur. 8(17).PP 838-840. (Impact factor-1.15)
Rajkumar Kishor, Huidrom Sunitibala Devi (2009): Induction of multiple shoots in a monopodial orchid hybrid (Aerides vandarum f × Vanda stangeana Reichb.f) using thidiazuron and analysis of their genetic stability. Plant cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (Springer), DOI 10.1007/s11240-009-9506-1.(impact factor – 2.612)DOI 10.1007/s13197-013-1128-2. (impact factor -2.024 )
S. Sha Valli Khan, H. Sunitibala Devi, R.K. Kishor and B. Narashimha Rao : Micropropagation and some acclimatization characteristics on Centella asiatica (Linn.) Urban Indian J Plant Physiol. Vol. 14 Oct.-Dec. PP 353-359.
Sunitibala, Rajkumar Kishor : In vitro propagation of Dendrobium transparens L. from pseudobulb segments. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. Vol 8 October. PP 448-452.(impact factor – 0.51)
Rajkumar Kishor, S. Devi, K. Jeyaram and M. R. K. Singh : Molecular characterization of reciprocal crosses of Aerides vandarum and Vanda stangeana (Orchidaceae) at the protocorm stage Plant Biotechnology Report [Springer] DOI 10.1007/s11816-008-0053-8.
Baleshwor Sharma, Th. Dikash Singh, P. J. Handique, H. Sunitibala Devi. : Unambiguous identification of Garcinia xanthochymus (Clusiaceae) in Manipur, India. 3(3): 8-12.
Medhabati, K. Rajiv Das, M. Rohinikumar, H. Sunitibala Devi and Th. Dikash Singh Genetic Divergence in Indigenous Wild and Cultivated Rice species of Manipur Valley. ISRN Genetics, Article ID 651019