Dr. Arup Kumar Mukherjee

Dr. Arup Kumar Mukherjee

Research Scientist
National Rice Research Institute, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Division of Plant Pathology from Utkal University, India

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Biography

Dr. Arup Kumar Mukherjee obtained his PhD in 1996 in Plant Pathology at Central Rice Research Institute, Vidyadharpur, Cuttack, Odisha, India and currently working as Senior Scientist at same university. His topic of PhD thesis is “Components of Slow-Blasting- Resistance in Rice”. His experiences include 12 year Research experience, nine years and eight months as Scientist in the Regional Plant Resource Centre, IRC Village, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Dr. Arup Kumar has received number of honors include Anand Prakash Award for 2014 for significant contribution in Plant Protection from Applied Zoologists Researchers Association, SAB Merit Award, Outstanding achievement in Agricultural Biotechnology, Elected as a Fellow of the Society of Applied Biotechnology, Qualified the National Eligibility Test, Got Post Doctoral Fellowship of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Delivered invited talks to different Seminars and Symposiums, DBT Overseas Associate ship Award. He is professional member of Society of Applied Biotechnology and National Academy of Biological Sciences, Founder member of the Genome India International. He is also member of editorial board of number of national and international reputed journals. He has published (62) research articles, (3) books, (8) review articles, and (20) Symposium papers as author/co-author. He has supervised 6 PhD students, 12 MSc students, 5 B.Tech students and 3 PhD students are currently in his supervision.

Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
100%
Molecular Biology
62%
Genomics and Proteomics
90%
DNA Fingerprinting
75%
Plant Disease Epidemiology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Surabhi, G.K., S. Mohanty, R.K. Meher, A.K. Mukherjee and L.N.R. Vemireddy, 2017. Assessment of genetic diversity in Shorea robusta: An economically important tropical tree species. J. Applied Biol. Biotechnol., 5: 110-117.
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  2. Bag, M.K., M.K. Yadav and A.K. Mukherjee, 2017. Changing disease scenario with special emphasis on false smut of rice. SATSA Mukhapatra-Ann. Technical Issue, 21: 219-224.
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  3. Yadav, M.K., S. Aravindan, A.K. Mukherjee, S. Lenka and S.K. Sharma, 2016. Detection of seed borne fungi by conventional and modern methods. Indian Farming, 66: 39-41.

  4. Pradhan, S.K., D.K. Nayak, E. Pandit, L. Behera and A. Anandan et al., 2016. Incorporation of bacterial blight resistance genes into lowland rice cultivar through marker-assisted backcross breeding. Phytopathology, 106: 710-718.
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  5. Mukherjee, A.K., P.K. Mukherjee and S. Kranthi, 2016. Genetic similarity between cotton leafroll dwarf virus and chickpea stunt disease associated virus in India. Plant Pathol. J., 32: 580-583.
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  6. Dash, A.K., R.N. Rao, G.J.N. Rao, R.L. Verma and J.L. Katara et al., 2016. Phenotypic and marker-assisted genetic enhancement of parental lines of rajalaxmi, an elite rice hybrid. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3389/fpls.2016.01005.
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  7. Bag, M.K., M. Yadav and A.K. Mukherjee, 2016. Bioefficacy of strobilurin based fungicides against rice sheath blight disease. Transcriptomics, Vol. 4. 10.4172/2329-8936.1000128.
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  8. Bag, M.K., A.K. Mukherjee, R.K. Sahoo and M. Jena, 2016. Impact of false smut [Ustilaginoidea virens (Cooke.) Tak.] disease on rice seed health. Indian Phytopath., 69: 256-257.

  9. Yadav, M.K., S. Aravindan, A.K. Mukherjee, M.K. Bag, S. Lenka and S.K. Ghritlahre, 2015. Viral diseases of soybean popular. Kheti, 3: 138-143.

  10. Yadav, M.K., S. Aravindan, A.K. Mukherjee, M.K. Bag and S. Lenka, 2015. Sheath rot: Emerging threat to rice production. Everyman's Sci., 5: 286-288.

  11. Sethi, A.B., U. Dhua, S. Dhua, A.K. Mukherjee, M. Jena, R.S. Gopalan and C. Panda, 2015. Molecular identification of seed borne non-sporulating endophytic mycobiota of rice landraces and its impact on soil borne rice pathogens. ORYZA Int. J. Rice, 52: 190-195.
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  12. Prasanna, R., S. Babu, N. Bidyarani, A. Kumar and S. Triveni et al., 2015. Prospecting cyanobacteria-fortified composts as plant growth promoting and biocontrol agents in cotton. Exp. Agric., 51: 42-65.
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  13. Pradhan, D.M.P., G. Priyadarshinee, J. George, A. Mukherjee, K. Pati and M. Archana, 2015. High starch, low sugar yielding genotypes of sweet potato and their micropropagation. Int. J. Trop. Agric., 33: 401-404.

  14. Pokhare, S.S., J. Berliner, T. Adak, U. Kumar and A.K. Mukherjee, 2015. Entomopathogenic nematodes: Insec biocontrol agents. Indian Farming, 65: 20-23.

  15. Poddar, A., A. Mukherjee, J. Sreekumar, K. Abraham, S.K. Naskar, M. Unnikrishnan and M. Arup, 2015. Phenotypic variability among the Germplasm lines of elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) and Taro (Colocasia esculenta). Int. J. Trop. Agric., 33: 377-380.

  16. Nayak, S. and A.K. Mukherjee, 2015. Management of Agricultural Wastes Using Microbial Agents. In: Waste Management: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities, Singh, R.P. and A. Sarkar (Eds.)., Publisher Nova Scientific, NewYork, USA.,.

  17. Mukherjee, A., S.K. Naskar, R.C. Ray, K. Pati and A. Mukherjee, 2015. Sweet potato and Taro Resilient to stresses: Sustainable livelihood in fragile zones vulnerable to climate changes. J. Environ. Sociobiol., 12: 53-64.
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  18. Jena, M., R.S. Panda, R.K. Sahu, A.K. Mukherjee and U. Dhua, 2015. Evaluation of rice genotypes for rice brown plant hopper resistance through phenotypic reaction and genotypic analysis. Crop Protect., 78: 119-126.
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  19. Chhotaray, A., U. Dhua, L. Behera and A.K. Mukherjee, 2015. Detection of seedborne Aspergillus flavus from rice cultivars using molecular markers. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Prot., 48: 297-305.
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  20. Adak, T., A.K. Mukherjee, J. Berliner and S.S. Pokhare, 2015. Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles. CRRI Newsl., 36: 18-19.

  21. Samanta, S., U. Dhua, S. Nayak, L. Behera and A.K. Mukherjee, 2014. Mating types analysis of magnaporthe oryzae populations by molecular methods. Open Biotechnol. J., 8: 6-12.
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  22. Prakash, A., J. Rao, J. Berliner, A. Mukherjee and T. Adak et al., 2014. Emerging pest scenario in rice in India. J. Appl. Zool. Res., 25: 179-181.

  23. Prakash, A., J. Rao, A.K. Mukherjee, J. Berliner and S.S. Pokhare et al., 2014. Climate Change Impact on Crop Pests. AZRA, Cuttack, Odisha, Pages: 200.

  24. Mukherjee, A.K., A.S. Kumar, S. Kranthi and P.K. Mukherjee, 2014. Biocontrol potential of three novel Trichoderma strains: isolation, evaluation and formulation. 3 Biotech, 4: 275-281.
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  25. Mohapatra, N.K., A.K. Mukherjee, A.V.S. Rao, N.N. Jambhulkar and P. Nayak, 2014. Comparison of different parameters for evaluation of partial resistance to rice blast disease. Am. J. Exp. Agric., 4: 58-79.

  26. Pal, A., S.S. Swain, A.K. Mukherjee and P.K. Chand, 2013. Agrobacterium pRi TL-DNA rolB & TR-DNA opine genes transferred to the spiny amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus L.)-A nutraceutical crop. Food Technol. Biotechnol., 51: 26-35.
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  27. Pal, A., S.S. Swain, A.B. Das, A.K. Mukherjee and P.K. Chand, 2013. Stable germ line transformation of a leafy vegetable crop amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.) mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. In vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Plant., 49: 114-128.
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  28. Nagrare, S.S., S. Kranthi, K.R. Kranthi, C.V. Naik and R. Kumar et al., 2013. Handbook of Cotton Plant Heath. Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, Pages: 100.

  29. Mukherjee, P.K., A.K. Mukherjee and S. Kranthi, 2013. Reclassification of Trichoderma viride (TNAU), the most widely used commercial biofungicide in India, as Trichoderma asperelloides. Open Biotechnol. J., 7: 7-9.
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  30. Mukherjee, A.K., N.K. Mohapatra, L.K. Bose, N.N. Jambhulkar and P. Nayak, 2013. Additive main effects and multiplicative interaction (AMMI) analysis of G×E interactions in rice-blast pathosystem to identify stable resistant genotypes. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 8: 5492-5507.
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  31. Mukherjee, A.K., A. Dey, L. Acharya, S.K. Palai and P.C. Pand, 2013. Studies on genetic diversity in elite varieties of chrysanthemum using RAPD and ISSR markers. Indian J. Biotechnol., 12: 161-169.
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  32. Mukherjee , A.K., N.K. Mohapatra and P. Nayak, 2013. Identification of slow-blasting rice genotypes through multivariate analysis of components of resistance. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 8: 125-138.

  33. Mandal, S., I. Kar, A.K. Mukherjee and P. Acharya, 2013. Elicitor-induced defense responses in Solanum lycopersicum against Ralstonia solanacearum. Scient. World J., Vol. 2013. 10.1155/2013/561056.
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  34. Senapati, A.K., A.K. Mukherjee and S. Ghose, 2012. Identification of resistance sources in ginger cultivars against Phyllosticta leaf spot. Indian J. Plant Prot., 40: 80-81.
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  35. Mukherjee, A.K., P.R. Chahande, M.K. Meshram and K.R. Kranthi, 2012. First report of Polerovirus of the family Luteoviridae infecting cotton in India. New Dis. Rep., Vol. 25, 10.5197/j.2044-0588.2012.025.022.
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  36. Mukherjee, A.K., P.K. Mukherjee and S. Kranthi, 2012. Identification of Sclerotium delphini causing seed rot and seedling rot in cotton. CICR Newsl., 28: 4-5.

  37. Mukherjee, A.K., L.K. Acharya, T. Mohapatra and P. Das, 2012. Genetic variability studies on Mussaenda species variation among five Mussaenda species detected by random amplified polymorphic DNA. Indian J. Hortic., 69: 226-230.
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  38. Debata, A.K., A.K. Mukherjee and P.C. Panda, 2012. Phylogenetic relationships among pigeon pea (Cajanaus cajan) and its wild relatives as revealed by RAPD and ISSR markers. Plant Sci. Res., 34: 79-92.

  39. Acharya, P.K., A.K. Mukherjee and P.C. Panda, 2012. Analysis of genetic variability and phylogenetic relationships among sprcies of Vigna savi (Fabaceae) using molecular markers. Plant Sci. Res., 34: 1-9.

  40. Patra, A.P., A.K. Mukherjee and L. Acharya, 2011. Comparative study of RAPD and ISSR markers to assess the genetic diversity of betel vine (Piper betle L.) in Orissa, India. Am. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 1: 200-211.
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  41. Mukherjee, A.K., P.R. Chahande, M.K. Meshram and K.R. Kranthi, 2011. Identification of cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (CLRDV) on cotton in India. CICR Newsl., 27: 3-4.

  42. Mukherjee, A.K., 2011. Application of Suppression Subtractive Hybridization, a PCR Based Technique for Identification of Stress Tolerance Genes. In: Manual on Molecular Characterization of GMO's & its Purity Testing, Vijayakumari, P.R., S. Kranthi and G. Balasubramani (Eds.). Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, pp: 176-179.

  43. Acharya, L., A.K. Mukherjee and P.C. Panda, 2011. Separation of the genera in the subtribe Cassiinae (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioidae) using molecular markers. Acta Bot. Bras., 25: 223-233.
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  44. Mukherjee, A.K., S. Ratha, S. Dhar, A.K. Debata and P.K. Acharya et al., 2010. Genetic relationships among 22 taxa of bamboo revealed by ISSR and Est-based random Primers. Biochem. Genet., 48: 1015-1025.
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  45. Mukherjee, A.K., N.K. Mohapatra and P. Nayak, 2010. Estimation of area under the disease progress curves in a rice blast pathosystem from two data points. Eur. J. Plant Pathol., 127: 33-39.
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  46. Mukherjee, A.K., M.J. Carp, R. Zuchman, T. Ziv, B.A. Horwitz and S. Gepstein, 2010. Proteomics of the response of Arabidopsis thaliana to infection with Alternaria brassicicola. J. Proteomics, 73: 709-720.
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  47. Bisoyi, M.K., L. Acharya, A.K. Mukherjee and P.C. Panda, 2010. Study of inter-specific relationship in six species of Sesbania scop. (Leguminosae) through RAPD and ISSR markers. Int. J. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 2: 11-17.
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  48. Shaw, R.K., L.K. Acharya and A.K. Mukherjee, 2009. Assessment of genetic diversity in a highly valuable medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus using molecular markers. Crop Breed. Applied Biotechnol., 9: 52-59.
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  49. Mukherjee, A.K., S. Lev, S. Gepstein and B.A. Horwitz, 2009. A compatible interaction of Alternaria brassicicola with Arabidopsis thaliana ecotype DiG: Evidence for a specific transcriptional signature. BMC Plant Biol., Vol. 9. 10.1186/1471-2229-9-31.
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  50. Patra, B., L. Acharya, A.K. Mukherjee, M.K. Panda and P.C. Panda, 2008. Molecular characterization of ten cultivars of Canna lilies (Canna Linn.) using PCR based molecular markers (RAPDs and ISSRs). Int. J. Integrative Bio., 2: 129-137.
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  51. Mukherjee, A.K., 2008. Laboratory Manual on Recent Techniques on Plant Science Research. Regional Plant Resource Centre, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India,.

  52. Mohapatra, N.K., A.K. Mukherjee, A.V.S. Rao and P. Nayak, 2008. Disease progress curves in the rice blast pathosystem compared with the logistic and gompertz models. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 3: 28-37.
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  53. Rao, A.V.S., A.K. Mukherjee, N.K. Mohapatra and P. Nayak, 2007. Spatial distribution of rice blast disease under natural field epidemics. Res. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 3: 615-620.
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  54. Kalita, M.C., T. Mohapatra, A. Dhandapani, D.K. Yadava, K. Srinivasan, A.K. Mukherjee and R.P. Sharma, 2007. Comparative evaluation of RAPD, ISSR and anchored-SSR markers in the assessment of genetic diversity and fingerprinting of oilseed Brassica genotypes. J. Plant Biochem. Biotech., 16: 41-48.
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  55. Barik, D.P., L. Acharya, A.K. Mukherjee and P.K. Chand, 2007. Analysis of genetic diversity among the selected grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.) genotypes using RAPD markers. Z. Naturforsch. C, 62c: 869-874.
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  56. Mukherjee, A.K., L.K. Acharya, P.C. Panda and T. Mohapatra, 2006. Assessment of genetic diversity in 31 species of mangroves and their associates through RAPD and AFLP markers. Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch., 61C: 413-420.
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  57. Mattagajasingh, I., L.K. Acharya, A.K. Mukherjee, P.C. Panda and P. Das, 2006. Genetic relationships among nine cultivated taxa of Calliandra Benth. (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Sci. Horticul. (Netherlands), 110: 98-103.
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  58. Mattagajasingh, I., A.K. Mukherjee and P. Das, 2006. Genomic relations among 31 species of mammillaria haworth (Cactaceae) using random amplified polymorphic DNA. Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch., 61C: 583-591.
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  59. Panda, P.C., A.K. Mukherjee and L.K. Acharya, 2005. A taxonomic study of the genus Typhonium Schott. (Araceae) in Orissa. J. Econ. Taxonomic Bot., 29: 18-21.

  60. Nayak, S., P.K. Naik, L.K. Acharya, A.K. Mukherjee, P.C. Panda and P. Das, 2005. Assessment of genetic diversity among 16 promising cultivars of ginger using cytological and molecular markers. Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch., 60C: 485-492.
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  61. Mukherjee, A.K., S.K. Lenka and L. Acharya, 2005. Application of Molecular Markers in Identification of Disease Resistance Genes in Plants. In: Crop Protection Management Strategies, Prasad, D., (Ed.), Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, pp: 330-344.

  62. Mukherjee, A.K., N.K. Mohapatra, A.V. Suriya Rao and P. Nayak, 2005. Effect of nitrogen fertilization on the expression of slow-blasting resistance in rice. J. Agric. Sci., 143: 385-393.
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  63. Mishra, B.B. and A.K. Mukherjee, 2005. Sustainable approaches in agriculture: A review. Agric. Rev., 26: 203-209.
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  64. Mattagajasingh, I., L.K. Acharya, A.K. Mukherjee and P. Das, 2005. Genomic relationship among 25 species of Mammillaria Haw. as revealed by isozyme and protein polymorphism. J. Plant Biotechnol., 7: 105-112.
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  65. Acharya, L., A.K. Mukherjee, P.C. Panda and P. Das, 2005. Molecular characterization of five medicinally important species of Typhonium (Araceae) through random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). Z. Naturforsch. C, 60: 600-604.
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  66. Mukherjee, A. K., L.K. Acharya, P.C. Panda, T. Mohapatra and P. Das, 2004. Genomic relations among two non-mangrove and nine mangrove species of Indian Rhiziphoraceae. Zeitschrift Naturforsch C, 59C: 572-578.
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  67. Kalita, M.C., S. Phukan, A.K. Mukherjee and T. Mohapatra, 2004. DNA technologies for characterization of plant genetic resources. J. Appl. Biosci. Biotech., 1: 9-18.

  68. Acharya, L.K., A.K. Mukherjee and P.C. Panda, 2004. Genome relationship among nine species of Millettieae (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) based on random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch., 59C: 868-873.
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  69. Mukherjee, A.K., L.K. Acharya, I. Mattagajasingh, P.C. Panda, T. Mohapatra and P. Das, 2003. Molecular characterization of three Heritiera species using AFLP markers. Biologia. Plantarum, 47: 445-448.
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  70. Mohapatra, T., A.K. Mukherjee, K. Srinivasan and R.P. Sharma, 2002. Molecular Markers for Characterization of Pathogen Population and Host Genes. In: Molecular Approaches in Plant Shekhawat, G.S., B.P. Singh and R.A. Singh, (Eds.), Malhotra Publishing House, New Delhi, India, pp 38-53.

  71. Karwasara, S.S., A.K. Mukherjee, S. Swain, T. Mohapatra and R.P. Sharma, 2002. Evaluation of RAPD, ISSR and AFLP markers for characterization of the loose smut fungus Ustilago tritici. J. Plant Biochem. Biotech., 11: 99-103.
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  72. Mukherjee, A.K., T. Mohapatra, A. Varshney, R. Sharma and R.P. Sharma, 2001. Molecular mapping of a locus controlling resistance to Albugo candida in Indian mustard. Plant Breed., 120: 483-487.
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  73. Mohapatra, N.K., A.K. Mukherjee, N.K. Mahana and P. Nayak, 2001. Relative importance of leaf position in critical evaluation of blast disease of rice. Oryza, 38: 140-142.

  74. Das, A.B., A.K. Mukherjee and P. Das, 2001. Molecular phylogeny of Heritiera Aiton (Sterculiaceae), a tree mangrove: Variations in RAPD markers and nuclear DNA content. Botanical J. Linnean Soc., 136: 221-229.
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  75. Mauria, S., N.N. Singh, A.K. Mukherjee and K.V. Bhat, 2000. Isozyme characterisation of Indian maize inbreds. Euphytica, 112: 253-259.
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  76. Sharma, R., T. Mohapatra, A.K. Mukherjee, K.P. Singh and R.P. Sharma, 1999. Molecular markers for oil content in Indian mustard. J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol., 8: 99-102.
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  77. Mukherjee, A.K., A.V.S. Rao, R.N. De and P. Nayak, 1999. Genetic diversity among slow blasting rice genotypes. Oryza, 36: 70-73.

  78. Mukherjee, A.K., N.K. Mohapatra and P. Nayak, 1998. Technique for the determination of infection frequency and infection efficiency as a component of slow-blasting resistance in rice. Oryza, 35: 184-185.

  79. Mukherjee, A.K., M. Nayak, N. Dikshit, A.K. Murthy and P. Nayak, 1998. Evaluation of rice germplasm for identification of slow blasting genotypes. Indian Phytopathol., 51: 194-195.
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  80. Mukherjee, A.K., A.V.S. Rao and P. Nayak, 1998. Stable slow blasting resistance in rice. Ann. Pl. Protec Sci., 6: 11-18.

  81. Mukherjee, A.K. and P. Nayak, 1998. Sporulation capacity as a component of slow blasting resistance in rice. Oryza, 35: 82-85.

  82. Mukherjee, A.K., N.K. Mahana and P. Nayak, 1997. In Situ estimation of lesion area of rice blast disease using linear measurements. Indian Phytopathol., 50: 431-433.
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  83. Mukherjee, A.K. and P. Nayak, 1997. Methods of estimating chlorotic zone area from the linear measurements of necrotic area of rice blast lesions. Int. J. Tropical Plant Diseases, 15: 177-181.

  84. Mukherjee, A.K. and P. Nayak, 1997. Association among the components of slow blasting resistance in rice. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 27: 175-183.

  85. Mohapatra, N.K., A.K. Mukherjee, A.K. Mishra and P. Nayak, 1997. Dispersion statistics and sequential sampling plan for rice blast disease. Oryza, 34: 367-371.

  86. Mukherjee, A.K., B.K. Mohapatra and P. Nayak, 1996. The use of selection index for identification of slow-blasting rice genotypes. Int. J. Trop. Plant Dis., 14: 179-187.

  87. Mukherjee, A.K., R.N. De and P. Nayak, 1995. Identification of slow-blasting resistance in early rice. Oryza, 32: 101-104.