13-08-2022

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr. Mamta Gupta

Designation: Scientist Sr.Scale (Ag. Biotechnology)

Qualification: • B.Sc. (Agriculture), SKUAST, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir • M.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology), CSKHPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh • Ph.D. (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) (Pursuing), ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

Address: ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004 (Punjab)

Email: mamtagupta.icar@gov.in



Work experience:     

  • July, 2014 – September, 2014: Scientist, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • October 2014 – October 2016: Scientist, ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR), Solan, Himachal Pradesh
  • November, 2016 – Till date: Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research (IIMR), Ludhiana, Punjab

Area of interest: 

  • Genetic improvement of maize for various economic traits by using various biotechnological tools.
  • Isolation & characterization of various insecticidal toxic gene(s) from native Bacillus thuringiensis isolates for their use in insect-pest management strategies

Most significant achievements (in last five years)

  • Registration of complete ORF sequence of 6 toxic genes isolated from Bacillus t
  • Development of SSIs (Single spore Isolates) of Agaricus bisporus, which are being maintained and evaluated for yield and quality traits at DMR, Solan for their use in future breeding programme.
  • Involved in organization of 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products 19-22 Nov 2014, held at NASC Complex, New Delhi

Publications in last five years

Research Papers:

  • Gupta, M., Kaur, S. and Debbarma, A., 2020. Frequency distribution of lepidopteran-specific secretory genes in indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis isolates recovered from diverse soil habitats of India.
  • Sharma, V.P., Gupta, M., Kamal, S., Sharma, S.,   Aneppu, S., Kumar, S. and Sanyal, S. K. (2019). Genetic diversity and physiological relatedness amongst 30 strains of Lentinula edodes. Sydowia. 71. 91-101.
  • Kamal, S., Sharma, V. P. Gupta, M., Barh, A., and Singh, M. (2019).  Development, evaluation and characterization of browning-resistant hybrids of white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus).  Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 79(1), 131-140.
  • Shwet Kamal, Mamta Gupta, Manjit Singh, OP Ahlawat, RC Upadhyay and VP Sharma (2016). Molecular characterization of browning resistant hybrids of button mushroom using retro-element based markers. 332-336. Science and cultivation of edible fungi, Baars and Sonnenberg (ed) ©2016 International Society of Mushroom Science, ISBN 978-90-9029771-2
  • Manjit Singh, Shwet Kamal and Mamta Gupta (2016) Development and yield evaluation of non-browning hybrids in button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). 309-312. Science and cultivation of edible fungi, Baars and Sonnenberg (ed) ©2016 International Society of Mushroom Science, ISBN 978-90-9029771-2
  • Gupta, M., Sharma, V., Singh, S. K., Chahota, R. K., and Sharma, T. R. (2017). Analysis of genetic diversity and structure in a genebank collection of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) using SSR markers. Plant Genetic Resources – Characterization and Utilization. 15(4), 376-379.

Review/Popular articles:

  • Gupta, M., Kaur, S. and Debbarma, A., 2020. Frequency distribution of lepidopteran-specific secretory genes in indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis isolates recovered from diverse soil habitats of India.
  • Choudhary, M., Singh, A., Gupta, M. and Rakshit, S., 2020. Enabling technologies for utilization of maize as a bioenergy feedstock. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 14(2), pp.402-416.
  • Kumar, P., Choudhary, M., Hossain, F., Singh, N.K., Choudhary P., Gupta M., Singh V., Chikappa, G.K., Kumar, R., Kumar, B., Jat, S.L. and Rakshit, S. (2019).  Nutritional quality improvement in maize (Zea mays): Progress and challenges. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 89(6): 895-911
  • Mukesh Choudhary, Alla Singh, Mamta Gupta, Sujay Rakshit. 2019. Enabling technologies for utilization of maize as a bioenergy feedstock. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Bioref Doi10:1002/bbb.2060.
  • ममता गुप्ता एवं मुकेश चौधरी. बीटी मक्का और इसके फायदे. कृषि चेतना, प्रथम अंक (2017) पृष्ठ संख्या 86-88
  • सुमित कुमार अग्रवाल, प्रवीण कुमार बगड़िया, ममता गुप्ता, संतोष कुमार, शांती देवी बम्बोरिया एवं करमबीर सिंह हुड्डा। रबी मक्का: प्रमुख रोग एवं प्रबंधन : कृषि चेतना, अंक-2 (2019) पृष्ठ संख्या 28-30

Abstracts/ Research Paper in Proceedings:

  • Mamta Gupta, Sarvjeet Kaur, Alla Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Krishan Kumar and Sujay Rakshit. Nanotechnology: An Emerging Potential Technology for Sustainable Maize Production. Abstract Book of 13th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security held at Ludhiana October 8-10, 2018. Page 72-73.
  • Mamta Gupta and V. Celia Chalam. RT-PCR Method for Detection of Peanut Stunt Virus in Soybean Germplasm. IAC (2016) Abstracts Book. Page 264.
  • Shwet Kamal, Mamta Gupta, Manjit Singh, OP Ahlawat, RC Upadhyay and VP Sharma. Molecular characterization of browning resistant hybrids of button mushroom using retro-element based markers. 2016. Mushroom Science XIX (ISBN 978-90-9029771-2)
  • VP Sharma, Shweta Sharma, Satish Kumar, Mamta Gupta and Shwet Kamal. Cob web and dry bubble diseases in Lentinula edodes cultivation –A new report. 2016. Mushroom Science XIX (ISBN 978-90-9029771-2): 130-134
  • Shwet Kamal, Manjit Singh, RC Upadhyay, VP Sharma, Satish Kumar and Mamta Gupta (2014). Development of bruise resistant strains in white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products 19-22 Nov 2014: 167-171

Books edited:

  • Editor of proceedings of 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products (8th ICMBMP): Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  • Editor of abstract book of 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products.

Book chapters:

  • Kumar K, Gupta M, Singh A, Aggarwal C, Choudhary M, Parihar C M, Singh I, Yadava P. (2020). Frontier technologies in maize improvement. Maize research in India: Retrospect and prospect. pp 541-563. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India ISBN No. 978-93-89992-00-7
  • Krishan Kumar, Mamta Gupta, Alla Singh, Chetana Aggarwal, Mukesh Choudhary, Ishwar Singh, Pranjal Yadava: Frontier technologies in maize improvement. All India co-ordinated maize improvement project 2017.

Significant recognition:

  • Awarded with “Gold Medal”-2011 for outstanding academic performance in B.Sc. degree program
  • Recipient of “INSPIRE Fellowship” from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India during Ph.D program (2012-2014)
  • Recipient of “Merit Fellowship” from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India for completion of M. Sc. program
  • Recipient of ICAR’s- “National Talent Scholarship” for B.Sc. (Agriculture) program
  • Member, Maize Technologists Association of India