Dr. Jameel   Akhtar
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Dr. Jameel Akhtar

Senior Scientist
National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Sciences from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India

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Dr. Jameel Akhtar is currently working as Senior Scientist at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Sciences from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India. Dr. Jameel received number of honor includes Young Scientist Award - 2007-08 for contribution in agriculture by U. P. Council of Science & Technology, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Prof. M. J. Narsimhan Academic Merit Award, Pratibha Samman awarded for services in agriculture by Lalit Kala Aashram, Kopganj, Distt. Mau, U. P., India, Young Scientist Presentation Award for paper, Second Prize awarded for the paper presentation, and Best Poster Presentation Award, and SPPS Fellow Award 2009-10 awarded by Society of Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi for contribution in the field of Plant Pathology. He is having more than 10 years teaching experience. He has guided 3 MSc students. He has published 27 research articles in journals, 13 short communications, 2 manuals, 23 book and book chapters, 23 abstracts, 15 popular articles, 21 presentations in conferences, seminars, and workshops contributed as author/co-author. He also associated with many AICRP Projects as Principal Investigator and Co-investigator. He also organized number of Workshop / Seminar / Symposium/ Training. He is life member of Journal of Research (BAU), Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi, Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development, Kanpur, Society of Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi, and Plant Protection Association of India, Hyderabad.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection
Green Farming

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. Akhtar, J., 2009. Molecular characterization of Phomopsis vexans inciting Phomopsis blight and fruit-rot of eggplant. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 39: 39-41.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Akhtar, J., A. Khalid and B. Kumar, 2008. Soil solarization: A non-chemical tool for plant protection. Green Farm., 1: 50-53.
  18. 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.
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  19. Akhtar, J. and V. Mehra, 2008. Integration of some herbicides with fungicides for fungitoxicity. J. Res., 20: 119-121.
  20. Akhtar, J. and A. Wadood, 2008. Plant disease forecasting for crop health. Green Farm., 1: 50-51.
  21. Akhtar, J. and A. Khalid, 2008. Virulence of Colletotrichum capsici and reaction on host differential. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 38: 683-684.
  22. Akhtar, J. and A. Khalid, 2008. Occurrence and distribution of Colletotrichum truncatum causing anthracnose of soybean. Green Farm., 1: 44-45.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Akhtar, J., 2007. Host-pathogen interaction and parasitic fitness of Phomopsis vexans to brinjal genotypes. J. Mycol. Plant Path., 37: 22-24.
  26. Akhtar, J., 2007. Effect of nutritional factors on growth and sporulation of Phomopsis vexans isolates. J. Plant Dis. Sci., 2: 29-31.
  27. 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.
  28. Akhtar, J., 2007. Bioefficacy of fungicides and sensitivity of the isolates of Phomopsis vexans. Pantnagar J. Res., 5: 62-65.
  29. Akhtar, J. and M.K. Singh, 2007. Studies on the variability in Colletotrichum capsici causing chilli anthracnose. Indian Phytopathol., 60: 63-67.
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  30. Akhtar, J. and H.S. Chaube, 2007. Variability in Phomopsis blight pathogen [Phomopsis vexans (Sacc. & Syd.) Harter]. Indian Phytopathol., 59: 439-444.
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  31. 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.
  32. Akhtar, J., 2006. Variability in production, interconversion and germinability of α and β conidia in Phomopsis vexans. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 36: 193-197.
  33. Akhtar, J., 2006. Intraspecific diversity in Phomopsis vexans, inciting Phomopsis blight of brinjal. J. Res., 18: 81-87.
  34. 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.