Professor and Head
Department of Rice
Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore – 641003
Ph (O) – 091-0422-2474967
Mobile No. 9442224409
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph D in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore,
Genome Assisted breeding for Ph.D
Breeding for abiotic stress resistance for Ph.D
Current Research Area
Breeding for abiotic stress resistance in rice
Molecular breeding for biotic resistance in rice
Breeding medicinal varieties
Molecular breeding for TGMS
Research Projects being handled
AICRIP – Rice
Developing and disseminating resilient and productive rice varieties for drought-prone environments in India (IRRI-GCP-Rockefeller Foundation)
Generation of rice varieties with RTV resistance using marker free transgenic technology (DBT-GOI)
Molecular tagging of TGMS gene for development of new two line rice hybrids (DBT-GOI)
Characterization and use of EMS induced mutants of Nagina 22 for drought resistance, yield and blast resistance for functional genomics analysis in rice (DBT-GOI)
Connecting phenotypes of drought resistance with the genotypes in the reference set of rice germplasm (IRRI-GCP)
Stress resistant rice for Africa and South Asia (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
“Rice biofortification with enhanced iron and zinc in high yielding non-basmati cultivars through marker assisted breeding and transgenic approaches” – Phase II
Metabolic and molecular profiling of aromatic rice germplasm of India for gaining insights about aroma (GOI –DBT)
Wild rice magic – DBT-DFID-BMGF-IRRI
Swaminathan,C.,S.Robin,K.Kannan,D.Malarvizhi and C.V.Dhanakodi. 1999. Effects of eucalyptus and casurina on the yield of intercrops in agroforestry systems. Allelopathy Journal.6(2):251.
Tripathy,J.N.,J.Zhang,S.Robin, Th.T.Nguyen and H.T.Nguyen.2000. QTLs for cell membrane stability mapped in rice (Oryza sativa L.) under drought stress. Theor.Appl.Genetics.100(8):197
Zhang,J.,H.G.Zheng,A.Aarthi,G.Pantuwan,T.T.Nguyen,J.N.Tripathy,A.K.Sarial,S.Robin(…..),H.T.Nguyen.2001. Locating genomic regions associated with components of drought resistance in rice: Comparative mapping within and across species. Theor.Appl.Genetics .103(1):19.
Shen,L.,B.Courtois,K.L.McNally,S.Robin and Z.Li.2001. Evaluation of near isogenic lines of rice introgressed with QTLs for root depth through marker aided selection. Theor.Appl.Genetics.103(1):75
Robin,S.,M.S.Pathan,B.Courtois,R.Lafitte,S.Carandang,S.Lanceras,M.Amante,H.T.Nguyen and Z.Li.2003. Mapping osmotic adjustment in an advanced backcross inbred population of rice. Theor.Appl.Genetics,107(7):1288.
Subashri M., S. Robin , KK. Vinod, S. Rajeswari , K. Mohanasundaram, T.S. Raveendran. 2008. Trait identification and QTL validation for reproductive stagedrought resistance in rice using selective genotyping of near flowering RILs. Euphytica. 166:291-305
Kavithamani,D, S.Robin, S.Manonmani, D.Malarvizhi, R.Pushpam, K.Mohana Sundaram and T.S.Raveendran.2009. Molecular Tagging of Therma Sensitive Genic Male Sterility gene in fine grain indica rice.p339-342. In Xie, F., Hardy, B. (Eds) 2009. Accelerating Hybrid Rice Development ,Los Bonos,International Rice Research Institute, Philippines 698 p.(ISBN : 978-971-22-0252-0).
Pushpam R., Robin,S., S.Manonmani, K.Mohana Sundaram and T.S.Raveendran.2009. Developing non aromatic CMS lines and identifying restorers…..for hybrid rice breeding p197- 206. In Xie, F., Hardy,B. (Eds) 2009. Accelerating Hybrid Rice Development ,Los Bonos,International Rice Research Institute, Philippines 698p.(ISBN:978-971-22-0252-0).
Rajeswari,S.,S.Robin,R.Chandirakala,N.Premalatha and S.Muthuramu.2010.Genetic analysis and character association of quality in rice.Oryza.47(2) : 86-90.
Pandian S.S., S. Robin, K.K. Vinod, S. Rajeswari, S. Manonmani, K.S. Subramanian,R. Saraswathi, A.P.M. Kirubhakaran.2011. Influence of intrinsic soil factors on genotype-by environment interactions governing micronutrient content of milled rice grains. Aust. J. Crop Sci. 5(13):1737-1744.
Sharma, S., Rabindran, R., Robin, S., Dasgupta, I. 2011. Analysis of the complete DNA sequence of rice tungro bacilliform virus from southern India indicates it to be a product of recombination. Arch Virol. 156:2257-2262
Mahalingam,A., S. Robin, K. Mohanasundaram and R. Pushpam.2012. Studies on genetic architecture of biparental progenies for important yield attributes in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science. 3(12): 296-301
Mahalingam,A, S. Robin and R. Rabindran.2012. Genetic studies of Enhanced disease reaction of Biparental progenies (BIPs) to Blast Disease of Rice . Journal of Rice Research , Vol. 4 No. 1 & 2 : 15-18
Robin, S and S.Manonmani,2012. Rice (Oryza sativa). In: Breeding Field Crops (Ed). Bharathwaj,D.N. Agro bios (India),Agro House, Jodhpur. pp.23-74. (ISBN No. 978-81-7754-474-9)
Kumar,A., S.B. Verulkar, N.P. Mandal, M. Variar, V.D. Shukla, J.L. Dwivedi, B.N. Singh, O.N. Singh, P. Swain, A.K. Mall, S. Robin, R. Chandrababu, A. Jain, S.M. Haefele, H.P. Piepho and A. Raman. 2012. High-yielding, drought-tolerant, stable rice genotypes for the shallow rainfed lowland drought-prone ecosystem. Field Crops Research.133:37.
Verulkar, S.B., N.P. Mandal, J.L. Dwivedi, B.N. Singh, P.K. Sinha, R.N. Mahato, P. Dongre, O.N. Singh, L.K. Bose, P. Swain, S. Robin, R. Chandrababu, S. Senthil, A. Jain, H.E. Shashidhar, S. Hittalmani, C. Vera Cruz, T. Paris, A. Raman, S. Haefele, et al. 2010.Breeding resilient and productive genotypes adapted to drought-prone rainfed ecosystem of India. Field Crops Research.117(2-3):197–208