Dr. Jameel Akhtar
My Social Links

Dr. Jameel Akhtar

Principal Scientist
ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Sciences from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantanagr, Uttrakhand, India

Share this Profile


Dr Jameel Akhtar is a Principal Scientist at ICAR-NBPGR, India with ~20 years of experience; Ph.D. (Plant Pathology) from GBPUA&T, India; guided 6 MSc students; published >100 research papers, 45 book chapters, 3 edited books, 25 technical articles, 45 popular articles etc.; recipient of awards/honours Young Scientist Award - 2007-08 by UP Govt & KC Mehta & Manoranjan Mitra Award in 2023.

Area of Interest:

Plant Pathology
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection
Green Farming

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Tripathi, A., J. Akhtar, K. Kalaiponmani, S.C. Dubey and V.C. Chalam, 2023. Quadruplex and q-PCR based diagnostic assay to delineate the major quarantine and other seed-borne fungal pathogens of soybean. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., Vol. 39. 10.1007/s11274-023-03683-4.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  2. Mehta, S., F. Dhawi, P. Garg, M. Rao and R.C. Bhattacharya et al., 2023. Potential source of resistance in introgressed, mutant and synthetic Brassica juncea l. lines against diverse isolates of white rust pathogen, Albugo candida. Agronomy, Vol. 13. 10.3390/agronomy13051215.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  3. Kiran, R., P. Kumar, J. Akhtar, K. Nair and S.C. Dubey, 2022. Development of multiplex PCR assay for detection of Alternaria brassicae, A. brassicicola and Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris in crucifers. Arch. Microbiol., Vol. 204. 10.1007/s00203-022-02846-5.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  4. Dubey, S.C., V.D. Sharma, V.K. Prajapati, J. Akhtar and A. Kandan, 2022. Phenotypic variability, race profiling and molecular diversity analysis of Indian populations of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lentis causing lentil wilt. Folia Microbiol., 67: 757-775.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  5. Tripathi, A., A. Rai, S.C. Dubey, J. Akhtar and P. Kumar, 2021. DNA barcode, multiplex PCR and qPCR assay for diagnosis of pathogens infecting pulse crops to facilitate safe exchange and healthy conservation of germplasm. Arch. Microbiol., 203: 2575-2589.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  6. Srivastava, V., D.K. Nerwal, A. Kandan, J. Akhtar and N. Sharma et al., 2021. Management of microbial contaminants in the in vitro gene bank: A case study of taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Plant, 57: 152-163.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  7. Tyagi, M., S. Chandra, P. Tyagi, J. Akhtar, A. Kandan and B. Singh, 2017. Synthesis, characterization and anti-fungal evaluation of Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes with a derivative of 4-aminoantipyrine. J. Taibah Univ. Sci., 11: 110-120.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  8. Kandan, A., J. Akhtar, B. Singh, D. Dixit, D. Chand, A. Roy, S. Rajkumar and P.C. Agarwal, 2015. Molecular diversity of Bipolaris oryzae infecting Oryza sativa in India. Phytoparasitica, 43: 5-14.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  9. Gautam, N., M. Akram, J. Akhtar, Z. Khan, N.K. Dwiwedi, M. Latha and B. Ram, 2014. Responses of wild Vigna species/sub-species to yellow mosaic disease viruses, detected by a PCR-based method. Phytopathol. Mediterr., 53: 428-437.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  10. Akhtar, J., H.C. Lal, Y. Kumar, P.K. Singh, J. Ghosh, Z. Khan and N.K. Gautam, 2014. Multiple disease resistance in greengram and blackgram germplasm and management through chemicals under rain-fed conditions. Legume Res. Int. J., 37: 101-109.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  11. Akhtar, J., H.C. Lal, Y. Kumar, P.K. Singh, J. Ghosh, Z. Khan and N.K. Gautam, 2014. Multiple disease resistance in greengram and blackgram germplasm and management through chemicals under rain-fed conditions. Legu. Res., 37: 101-109.
    CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  
  12. Gautam, N.K., M. Singh, Z. Khan, A. Roy, J. Akhtar and B. Ram, 2013. Assessment of lentil germplasm with respect to agronomic performance and major biotic stress. Legume Res., 36: 214-219.
    Direct Link  |  
  13. Gautam, N.K., M. Singh, Z. Khan, A. Roy, J. Akhtar and B. Ram, 2013. Assessment of agronomic performance and response to major biotic stresses in lentils. Legume Res., 36: 214-219.
  14. Kumar, A., H.C. Lal and J. Akhtar, 2012. Morphological and pathogenic characterization of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri causing wilt of chickpea. Indian Phytopathol., 65: 64-66.
    Direct Link  |  
  15. Khan, Z., S.H. Son, J. Akhtar, N.K. Gautam and Y.H. Kim, 2012. Plant growth promoting rhizobacterium Paenibacillus polymyxa induced systemic resistance in tomato (Lycopersicon esculantum) against root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita). Indian J. Agric. Sci., 82: 603-607.
  16. Khan, Z., M. Mahamood, A. Lal, J. Akhtar and D.B. Parakh, 2012. An exotic plant parasitic nematode, Rotylenchus minutes intercepted on African potato imported from Swaziland. Indian J. Agric. Sci., 8: 1090-1092.
  17. Akhtar, J., K.R. Tiu, H.C. Lal, A. Kumar, V.K. Singh and Z. Khan, 2012. Impact of soil solarization on some solanaceous vegetables nursery in plateau region of Jharkhand, India. Vegetos, 25: 109-114.
    Direct Link  |  
  18. Akhtar, J., H.P. Murmu, Y. Kumar and P.K. Singh, 2012. Genotypic response and soil sickness for identification of resistant donors against Fusarium wilt of lentil. J. Food Legume, 25: 81-82.
    Direct Link  |  
  19. Akhtar, J., V.K. Jha and H.C. Lal, 2011. Post-infectional phenolic changes in maize due to Rhizoctonia solani f. sp. sasakii (Kuhn) exner causing banded leaf and sheath blight. Indian Phytopathol., 64: 261-264.
    Direct Link  |  
  20. Lal, H.C. J. Akhtar, A. Kumar and A.K. Jha, 2010. First report on occurrence of diversity in races of leaf rust from Jharkhand, India. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 40: 302-303.
  21. Kumar, A., H.C. Lal and J. Akhtar, 2010. Report of root knot nematode of rice from Jharkhand, India. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 40: 296-297.
  22. Akhtar, J., V. Kumar and H.C. Lal, 2010. Integrated disease management of banded leaf and sheath blight of maize. Plant Dis. Res., 25: 35-38.
  23. Kumar, Y., S.K.Mishra, J. Akhtar, J. Ghosh and B. Sharma, 2009. Inheritance of peduncle length in lentil. J. Food Legume, 22: 246-247.
    Direct Link  |  
  24. Akhtar, J., V.K. Jha, A. Kumar and H.C. Lal, 2009. Occurrence of banded leaf and sheath blight of maize in Jharkhand with reference to diversity in Rhizoctonia solani. Asian J. Agric. Sci., 1: 32-35.
  25. Akhtar, J., 2009. Molecular characterization of Phomopsis vexans inciting Phomopsis blight and fruit-rot of eggplant. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 39: 39-41.
  26. Sah, A., A.M. Ansari, E. Ahmad, M.N. Ali and J. Akhtar, 2008. Standardization of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) based intercropping systems with linseed and mustard under rainfed conditions. Green Farm., 1: 27-29.
  27. Akhtar, J., M.K. Singh and H.S. Chaube, 2008. Effect of nutrition on formation of acervuli, setae and sporulation of the isolates of Colletotrichum capsici. Pantnagar J. Res., 6: 110-113.
  28. Akhtar, J., H.C. Lal and A. Kumar, 2008. First report on occurrence and development of staghead of white rust in rapeseed-mustard in Ranchi. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 38: 354-355.
  29. Akhtar, J., A. Khalid and B. Kumar, 2008. Soil solarization: A non-chemical tool for plant protection. Green Farm., 1: 50-53.
  30. Akhtar, J., A. Khalid and B. Kumar, 2008. Effect of carbon sources, substrates, leachates and water grades on germinability of Phomopsis vexans. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 3: 549-553.
    Direct Link  |  
  31. Akhtar, J. and V. Mehra, 2008. Integration of some herbicides with fungicides for fungitoxicity. J. Res., 20: 119-121.
  32. Akhtar, J. and A. Wadood, 2008. Plant disease forecasting for crop health. Green Farm., 1: 50-51.
  33. Akhtar, J. and A. Khalid, 2008. Virulence of Colletotrichum capsici and reaction on host differential. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 38: 683-684.
  34. Akhtar, J. and A. Khalid, 2008. Occurrence and distribution of Colletotrichum truncatum causing anthracnose of soybean. Green Farm., 1: 44-45.
  35. Singh, M.K., J. Akhtar, A. Kumar and A. Khalid, 2007. Sensitivity of different isolates of Colletotrichum capsici to Trichoderma spp. J. Eco-Friendly Agric., 2: 54-55.
  36. Akhtar, J., A. Khalid and R.R. Dwivedi, 2007. In-vitro evaluation of oilcakes against Colletotrichum sublineolum, the incitant of anthracnose of sorghum. J. Eco-Friendly Agric., 2: 212-213.
  37. Akhtar, J., 2007. Host-pathogen interaction and parasitic fitness of Phomopsis vexans to brinjal genotypes. J. Mycol. Plant Path., 37: 22-24.
  38. Akhtar, J., 2007. Effect of nutritional factors on growth and sporulation of Phomopsis vexans isolates. J. Plant Dis. Sci., 2: 29-31.
  39. Akhtar, J., 2007. Effect of fungicides on growth and sensitivity of the isolates of Colletotrichum capsici causing fruit rot of chilli. J. Plant Dis. Sci., 2: 59-62.
  40. Akhtar, J., 2007. Bioefficacy of fungicides and sensitivity of the isolates of Phomopsis vexans. Pantnagar J. Res., 5: 62-65.
  41. Akhtar, J. and M.K. Singh, 2007. Studies on the variability in Colletotrichum capsici causing chilli anthracnose. Indian Phytopathol., 60: 63-67.
    Direct Link  |  
  42. Akhtar, J. and H.S. Chaube, 2007. Variability in Phomopsis blight pathogen [Phomopsis vexans (Sacc. & Syd.) Harter]. Indian Phytopathol., 59: 439-444.
    Direct Link  |  
  43. Akhtar, J., M.W. Ansari and R.R. Dwivedi, 2006. Natural incidence of fungal microflora on the surface of post-harvest sorghum grain in Tarai region of Uttaranchal. Adv. Plant Sci., 19: 175-180.
  44. Akhtar, J., 2006. Variability in production, interconversion and germinability of α and β conidia in Phomopsis vexans. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 36: 193-197.
  45. Akhtar, J., 2006. Intraspecific diversity in Phomopsis vexans, inciting Phomopsis blight of brinjal. J. Res., 18: 81-87.
  46. Akhtar, J., 2006. Host-pathogen interaction with reference to aggressiveness of the isolates of Phomopsis vexans to the different genotypes of the brinjal. J. Plant Dis. Sci., 1: 164-167.