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Mamta Sharma

Education

Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2001

Current position

Principal Scientist, Legumes Pathology, ICRISAT, Patancheru-502324, Telangana, India

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Sharma, M., Telangre, R., Ghosh, R. and Pande, S. (2015). Multi-environment field testing for identification of broad based and stable resistance to Sterility Mosaic Disease of pigeonpea. J Gen Plant Pathol 81:249–259.
  2. Sharma, M., Ghosh, R., Tarafdar, A. and Telangre, R. (2015). An efficient method for zoospore production, infection and real-time quantification of Phytophthora cajani causing Phytophthora blight disease in pigeonpea under elevated atmospheric CO(2). BMC Plant Biol 15: 90.
  3. Ghosh, R., Nagavardhini, A., Sengupta, A. and Sharma, M. (2015). Development of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid detection of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris - wilt pathogen of chickpea. BMC Res Notes 8: 40.
  4. Ghosh, R., Chander, G., Rathore, A., Telangre, R., Rao, S. K., Sharma, R. N., Pande, S. and Sharma, M. (2015). An assessment of soil fertility status of the rainfed region of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation 43(2): 142-146.
  5. Sharma, M., Nagavardhini, A., Thudi, M., Ghosh, R., Pande, S. and Varshney, R. K. (2014). Development of DArT markers and assessment of diversity in Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris, wilt pathogen of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). BMC Genomics 15: 454.
  6. Pande, S. and Sharma, M. (2014). Resistance to Ascochyta blight in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). The journal of the International Legume Society 3:20-22.
  7. Sharma, M., Ghosh, R., Telangre, R., Senthilraja, G., and Pande, S. (2014). First report of Fusarium acuminatum on pigeonpea in India. Plant Dis 98(1): 159.
  8. Ghosh, R., Pande, S., Telangre, R., Katha, D., Singh, S., Usmani, G., Patel, A., Sharma, M. (2014). Participatory varietal selection of chickpea in rainfed rice fallow lands of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh in India for sustainable crop production. Int J Plant Prod 8 (2): 243-254.
  9. Varshney, R. K., Mohan, S. M., Gaur, P. M., Chamarthi, S. K., Singh, V. K., Srinivasan, S., Swapna, N., Sharma, M., Singh, S., Kaur, L. and Pande, S. (2014). Marker-Assisted Backcrossing to Introgress Resistance to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 and Ascochyta Blight in C 214, an Elite Cultivar of Chickpea. Plant Genome 7: 1.
  10. Sharma, M., Ghosh, R., Telangre, R., Senthilraja, G., and Pande, S. (2014). First report of Fusarium acuminatum on pigeonpea in India. Plant Dis 98(1): 159.
  11. Sharma, M., Telangre, R. and Pande, S. (2013). Identification and validation of Resistance to Fusarium wilt and Sterility mosaic disease in pigeonpea. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 41(2):141-146.
  12. Choudhary, A. K., Kumar, S., Patil, B. S., Bhat, J. S., Sharma, M., Kemal, S., Ontagodi, T. P., Datta, S., Patil, P., Chaturvedi, S. K., Sultana, R., Hegde, V. S., Choudhary, S., Kamannavar, P. Y. and Vijayakumar, A. G. (2013). Narrowing yield gaps through genetic improvement for fusarium wilt resistance in three pulse crops of the semi-arid tropics. SABRAO J Breed Genet 45(3):341-370.
  13. Sharma, M., Babu, K., Ghosh, R., Telangrea, R., Rathore, A., Kaur, L., Kushwaha, K. P. S., Das, R. and Pande, S. (2013). Multi-environment field testing for identification and validation of genetic resistance to Botrytis cinerea causing Botrytis grey mold in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Crop Prot 54: 106–113.
  14. Pande, S., Sharma, M., Gaur, P. M., Basandrai, A. K., Kaur, L., Hooda, K. S., Basandrai, D., Kiran, B. T., Jain, S. K. and Rathore, A. (2013). Biplot analysis of genotype × environment interactions and identification of stable sources of resistance to Ascochyta blight in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Australas Plant Path 42: 561-571.
  15. Sabbavarapu, M. M., Sharma, M., Chamarthi, S. K., Swapna, N., Rathore, A., Thudi, M., Gaur, P. M., Pande, S., Singh, S., Kaur, L. and Varshney, R. K. (2013). Molecular mapping of QTLs for resistance to Fusarium wilt (race 1) and Ascochyta blight in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Euphytica 193: 121-133.
  16. Elbeaino, T., Whitfield, A., Sharma, M. and Digiaro, M. (2013). Emaravirus-specific degenerate PCR primers allowed the identification of partial RNA-dependent RNA polymerase sequences of Maize red stripe virus and Pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus. J Virol Methods 188: 37-40.
  17. Varshney, R. K., Mohan, S. M., Gaur, P. M., Gangarao, N. V., Pandey, M. K., Bohra, A., Sawargaonkar, S. L., Chitikineni, A., Kimurto, P. K., Janila, P., Saxena, K. B., Fikre, A., Sharma, M., Rathore, A., Pratap, A., Tripathi, S., Datta, S., Chaturvedi, S. K., Mallikarjuna, N., Anuradha, G., Babbar, A., Choudhary, A. K., Mhase, M. B., Bharadwaj, C., Mannur, D. M., Harer, P. N., Guo, B., Liang, X., Nadarajan, N. and Gowda, C. L. (2013). Achievements and prospects of genomics-assisted breeding in three legume crops of the semi-arid tropics. Biotechnol Adv 31(8): 1120-1134.
  18. Kaur, L., Sirari, A., Kumar, D., Sandhu, J. S., Singh, S., Kapoor, K., Singh, I., Gowda, C. L. L., Pande, S., Gaur, P. M., Sharma, M., Imtiaz, M. and Sidique, K. H. M. (2013). Combining Ascochyta blight and Botrytis grey mould resistance in chickpea through interspecific hybridization. Phytopathol Mediterr 52(1): 157-165.
  19. Varshney, R. K., Mohan, S. M., Gaur, P. M., Chamarthi, S. K., Singh, V. K., Srinivasan, S., Swapna, N., Sharma, M., Singh, S., Kaur, L. and Pande, S. (2013). Marker-assisted backcrossing to introgress resistance to Fusarium wilt (FW) race 1 and Ascochyta blight (AB) in C 214, an elite cultivar of chickpea. Plant Genome.
  20. Sharma, M. and Pande, S. (2013). Unravelling Effects of Temperature and Soil Moisture Stress Response on Development of Dry Root Rot [Rhizoctonia bataticola (Taub.)] Butler in Chickpea. American J Plant Sci 4: 584-589.
  21. Sharma, M., Ghosh, R. and Pande, S. (2013). Occurrence of Alternaria alternata causing Alternaria blight in pigeonpea in India. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 4: 702-705.
  22. Pande, S., Sharma, M. and Guvvala, G. (2013). An updated review of biology, pathogenicity, epidemiology and management of wilt disease of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.). Journal of Food Legumes 26(1&2): 1-15.
  23. Ghosh, R., Sharma, M., Telangre, R. and Pande, S. (2013). Occurrence and Distribution of Chickpea Diseases in Central and Southern Parts of India. American J Plant Sci 4(4): 940-944.
  24. Ramgopal, D., Srivastava, R. K., Pande, S., Rathore, A., Jadhav, D. R., Sharma, M., Gaur, P. M. and Mallikarjuna, N. (2013). Introgression of Botrytis grey mould resistance genes from Cicer reticulatum (bgmr1cr) and C. echinospermum (bgmr1ce) to chickpea (C. arietinum). Plant Genet Resour 11(3): 212-216.
  25. Elbeaino, T., Whitfield, A., Sharma, M. and Digiaro, M. (2013). Emaravirus-specific degenerate PCR primers allowed the identification of partial RNA-dependent RNA polymerase sequences of Maize red stripe virus and Pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus. J Virol Methods 188(1-2): 37-40.
  26. Pande, S., Sharma, M., Gaur, P. M., Basandrai, A. K., Kaur, L., Hooda, K. S., Basandrai, D., Kiran, B. T., Jain, S. K. and Rathore, A. (2012). Biplot Analysis of Genotype × Environment Interactions and Identification of Stable Sources of Resistance to Ascochyta Blight in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Australas Plant Path.
  27. Sharma, M., Abhishek, A., Mangala, U. N., Ghosh, R., Sharma, S., Upadhyay, H. D. and Pande, S. (2012). New sources of resistance to Fusarium wilt and sterility mosaic disease in a mini-core collection of pigeonpea germplasm. Eur J Plant Pathol 133:707-714.
  28. Sharma, M., Babu, K. T., Gaur, P. M., Ghosh, R., Rameshwar, T., Chaudhary, R. G., Upadhyay, J. P., Gupta, O. M., Saxena, D. R., Kaur, L., Dubey, S. C., Anandani, V. P., Harer, P. N., Rathore, A. and Pande, S. (2012). Identification and multi-environment validation of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris in chickpea. Field Crops Res 135: 82–88.
  29. Sharma, M., Ghosh, R., Sharma, T. R., and Pande, S. (2012). Intra population diversity in Rhizocotonia bataticola causing dry root rot of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in India. Afr J Microbiol Res 6(37): 6653-6660.
  30. Sharma, M., Ghosh, R., Ramesh, R., Krishnan, U. N., Nagamangala, S. C., Rajeev V. and Suresh, P. (2012). Molecular and morphological diversity in Rhizoctonia bataticola isolates causing dry root rot in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in India. In African Journal of Biotechnology 11(37): 8948-8959.
  31. Sharma, M., Ghosh, R., Mangala, U. N., Saxena, K. B. and Pande, S. (2012). Alternaria tenuissima Causing Alternaria Blight on Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] in India. Plant Dis 96(6): 907.2-907.2.
  32. Saxena, K. B., Kumar, R. V., Saxena, R. K., Sharma, M., Srivastava, R. K., Sultana, R., Varshney, R. K., Vales, M. I. and Pande, S. (2012). Identification of dominant and recessive genes for resistance to Fusarium wilt in pigeonpea and their implication in breeding hybrids. Euphytica 188:221-227.
  33. Pande, S., Sharma, M., Gaur, P. M., Tripathi, S., Kaur, L., Basandrai, A., Khan, T., Gowda, C. L. L. and Siddique, K. H. M. (2011). Development of screening techniques and identification of new sources of resistance to Ascochyta blight disease of chickpea. Aus Plant Pathol 40: 149-156.
  34. Pande, S., Sharma, M., Mangla, U. N., Ghosh, R. and Sundaresan, G. (2011). Phytophthora blight of Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.]: An updating review of biology, pathogenicity and disease management. Crop Prot 30: 951-957.
  35. Livinder, K., Pande, S., Sandhu, J. S., Gaur, P. M., Sharma, M. and Gowda, C. L. L. (2011). Characterization of chickpea lines for resistance to Ascochyta blight. Journal of Food Legumes 24(4): 310-312.
  36. Savary, S., Nelson, A., Sparks, A. H., Willocquet, L., Duveiller, E., Mahuku, G., Forbes, G., Garrett, K. A., Hodson, D., Padgham, J., Pande, S., Sharma, M., Yuen, J. and Djurle, A. (2011). International agricultural research tackling the effects of global and climate changes on plant diseases in the developing world. Plant Dis 59-10: 1204-1216.
  37. Gopalakrishnan, S., Pande, S., Sharma, M., Humayun, P., Keerthi, K. B., Sandeep, D., sree-vidya, M., Deepthi, K. and Rupela, O. P. (2011). Evaluation of actinomycete isolates obtained from herbal vermicompost for the biological control of Fusarium wilt of chickpea. Crop Prot 30:1070-1078.
  38. Gnanesha, B. N., Bohraa, A., Sharma, M., Byregowda, M., Pande, S., Wesley, V., Saxena, R. K., Saxena, K. B., Kavi, K. P. B. and Varshney, R. K. (2011). Genetic mapping and quantitative trait locus analysis of resistance to sterility mosaic disease in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.]. Field Crop Res 123: 53-61.
  39. Vadez, V., Berger, D. J., Warkentin, T., Asseng, S., Ratnakumar, P., Rao, K. P. C., Gaur, P. M., Munier-Jolain, N., Larmure, A., Anne-Sophie, V., Sharma, H. C., Pande, S., Sharma, M., Krishnamurthy, L. and Zaman, M. A. (2011). Adapting grain legumes to climatic changes: a review. Agron Sustain Dev 32:31-44.
  40. Sharma, M. and Pande, S. (2011). Identification of new sources of resistance to Fusarium wilt, sterility mosaic disease and Phytophthora blight in vegetable pigeonpea germplasm. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 39(4):288-293.
  41. Sharma, M., Pande, S. and Rathore, A. (2010). Effect of growth stages of chickpea on the genetic resistance of Ascochyta blight. Eur J Plant Pathol 128: 325-331.
  42. Sharma, M., Tripathi, S., Pande, S., Mangala, U. N. and Gaur, P. M. (2010). Genetic Resistance in Desi and Kabuli Chickpea Lines to Fusarium Wilt Caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris. Indian Journal of Plant Protection Indian Journal of Plant Protection 38: 57-62.
  43. Pande, S., Sharma, M., Gaur, P., Tripathi, S., Kaur, L., Basandrai, A., Khan, T., Laxmipati, G. C. L. and Kadambot, H. M. S. (2010). Development of screening techniques and identification of new sources of resistance to Ascochyta blight disease of chickpea. Aus Plant Pathol  40: 149-156.
  44. Pande, S., Sharma, M., Krishna, K. G., Shivram, L. and Mangala, U. N. (2010). Characterization of Botrytis cinerea isolates from chickpea: DNA polymorphisms, cultural, morphological and virulence characteristics. Afr J Biotechnol 9(46): 7961- 7967.
Protocols by Mamta Sharma
  1. A Reliable Method for Phytophthora cajani Isolation, Sporangia, Zoospore Production and in Planta Infection of Pigeonpea