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. Yathish, K.R.

Designation: Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Qualification: M.Sc. (Ag.) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from TNAU, Coimbatore, Ph.D. in Genetics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute

Address: Winter Nursery Centre, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad

Email: kr.yathish@icar.gov.in

Mobile: +91 8130447123

Phone: 040 29701340 (O)

Fax: +91 24018457



Work experience:

  • Scientist (Genetics) from Oct 28, 2018 – Till date: Winter Nursery Centre, Indian Institute of Maize Research, Hyderabad (India)
  • Scientist (Genetics) from Sep 02, 2011 – Oct 26, 2018: Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana (India)
  • Scientist (Genetics) from April 30 – Aug 25, 2011: National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad (India)

Area of interest:

Conventional and molecular breeding; Resistance breeding

Most significant achievements (in last five years):

  • Involved in development and release of following maize hybrids, , DMRH1301 (Medium Maturing Normal field corn), DMRH 1308 (Medium-late Maturing Normal field corn), DMRHP 1402 (pop corn), LBCH 3 (baby corn), LQMH 1 (QPM), LPCH 2 (pop corn) and LPCH 3 (pop corn)
  • Two QPM lines viz., DQL-2105-1 (IC0621103; INGR17013) and DQL 2048 (IC0621104; INGR17014) resistant to Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB) and Turcicum Leaf Blight (TLB) were registered with NBPGR.

Publications in last five years:

Research papers

  • Lakshmi Soujanya, JC Sekhar, CV Ratnavathi, Chikkappa G. Karjagi, E Shobha, SB Suby, KR Yathish, N Sunil and Sujay Rakshit (2021) Induction of cell wall phenolic monomers as part of direct defense response in maize to pink stem borer (Sesamia inferens Walker) and non‑insect interactions. Scientific Reports 11:14770
  • Yathish KR. Gangoliya SS, T Ghoshal, A Singh, RK Phagna, AK Das, S Neelam, SB Singh, A Kumar, S Rakshit, RN Gadag, F Hossain and CG Karjagi (2021) Biochemical estimation of phytic acid and inorganic phosphate in diverse maize germplasm to identify potential donor for low phytic acid (LPA) trait in tropical genetic background Indian J. Genet., 81(2): 245-254
  • Abhijit Kumar Das, Avinash S, DP Chaudhary, KR Yathish, Chikkappa GK, Ramesh K, Bhupender K, Vishal S, Ganapati M, Sapna and Sujay Rakshit (2021) Identification of potential donor for pro-vitamin A using functional markers in maize (Zea mays L) Indian J. Genet., 81(1): 50-55
  • Kumar, K.S. Hooda, R. Gogoi, V. Kumar, S. Kumar, A. Abhishek, P. Bhati, J.C. Sekhar, K.R. Yathish , V. Singh, A. Das, G. Mukri, E. Varghese, H. Kaur, V. Malik and O.P. Yadav. (2016). Inheritance Study and Stable Sources of Maydis Leaf Blight (Cochliobolus heterostrophus) Resistance in Tropical Maize Germplasm. Cereal Research Communications 44(3): 424–434
  • Bhupender Kumar, Satish Kumar Guleria, Subhash M. Khanorkar, Rajender Babu Dubey, Jashvantlal Patel, Vinod Kumar, Chiter Mal Parihar, Shankar Lal Jat, Vishal Singh, R. Yatish, Abhijit Das, Javaji Chandra Sekhar, Pradeep Bhati, Harpreet Kaur, Madhvi Kumar, Aditya Kumar Singh, Eldho Varghese, and Om Prakash Yadav. (2016) Selection indices to identify maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids adapted under drought-stress and drought-free conditions in a tropical climate. Crop & Pasture Science, 67, 1087–1095
  • Sunil N, Rekha B, Yathish KR, Sehkar JC, Ramesh P, Vadez V. (2019) Leafy Scan-an efficient phenotyping platform for identification of pre-breeding genetic stocks in maize. Maize Journal 7(1): 16-22
  • Lakshmi Soujanya P, Sekhar JC, Chikkappa GK,. Suby SB, Sunil N, Yathish KR, Reddy MLK, Jawala Jindal and Sujay Rakshit (2019) Field screening of maize inbred lines for resistance to stem borers Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) and Sesamia inferens Maize Journal 8(1): 8-14

Books edited

  • Genetics Made Easy (2015) C. Gireesh, K.R. Yathish, C. Mahadevaiah and M. Shivkumar. Kalyani Pub. ISBN 978-93-272-5176-0. 188pp

Technical Bulletins

  • Sekhar JC, Sunil N, Soujanya PL, Yathish KR, Suby SB, Jat SL and Sujay Rakshit. 2019. Maize Production Technology and Management Strategies for Fall Armyworm. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana pp 213
  • Sekhar JC, Soujanya PL, Suby SB, Yathish KR, Jat SL and Sujay Rakshit. 2019. Integrated management strategies for major crop pests and diseases in developing countries. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana pp 102

Review articles

  • Gireesh C, RM Sundaram, SM Anantha, MK Pandey, MS Madhav, Santosha R, KR Yathish, P Senguttuvel, BM Kalyani, E Ranjith, LV Subbarao, TK Mondal, M Swamy and Sujay Rakshit (2021) Nested Association Mapping (NAM) Populations: Present Status and Future Prospects in the Genomics Era, Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. 40(1), 49-67.
  • Abhijit Kumar Das, Mukesh Choudhary, Pardeep Kumar, Chikkappa G
    Karjagi, Yathish KR, Ramesh Kumar, Alla Singh, Santosh Kumar & Sujay
    Rakshit (2021) Heterosisin genomic era: advances inthe molecular understanding and techniquesforrapidexploitation. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 40(3), 218-242
  • Suby SB, Soujanya P L, Yadava P, Patil J, Subaharan K, Prasad GS, Babu KS, Jat SL, Yathish KR, Vadassery J, Kalia VK, Bakthavatsalam N, Shekhar JC, Rakshit S. 2020. Invasion of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in India: nature, distribution, management and potential impact. Current Science 119(1):44-51.

Book Chapters

  • Yathish, KR, Lakshmi Soujanya P, Sunil N, Das AK and Sekhar JC (2019) Maize Biology. In Model Training Course on Maize production technology and management strategies for Fall Armyworm (04th -11th November, 2019) organized by Winter Nursery Centre, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad-500030. http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/31216