भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

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Genome-Wide Association Mapping and Genetic Characterization of Turcicum Leaf Blight (Setosphaeria turcica) Resistance in Tropical Maize Germplasm

PI: Dr Bhupender Kumar
This project is under the scheme of Early Career Research award grant by SERB-DST therefore there is no provision of any Co-PIs in the project

Duration: December, 2018- 2021
Budget: Rs 28.3 Lakhs
Funding Agency: DST, SERB


  1. Multi-locations phenotyping of association mapping panel (AMP) for TLB disease reaction
  2. SNPs genotyping of AMP and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for TLB resistance
  3. Genetic characterization of genomic regions to find out key candidates genes for TLB resistance and synthesis of PCR based markers for them

Significant achievements: A diverse association mapping panel of 350 lines has been constituted. The Phenotyping as well as genotyping of the same are going for molecular studies.