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Dr. Samsudeen K

Principal Scientist

Crop Improvement

Principal Scientist


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Plant tissue culture

·         Involved in developing four varieties and one hybrid in coconut

·         Explored islands of Lakshadweep and reported niu vai type of coconut.

·         Identified three distinct types in Laccadive ordinary cultivar.

·         Developed the concept of in situ conservation and participatory characterization in coconut

·         Explored, collected and accessioned sweet kernel coconut germplasm.

·         Involved in developing inbreds in coconut.

·         Explored and collected wild germplasm of Oryza from western and southern Orissa.

·         Explored and collected land races of Boro rice from Assam.

·         Involved in collection and conservation of endangered species of Vanilla and Piper.

·         Studied somaclonal variation in ginger especially with regard to yield, resistance to rhizome rot, dry recovery and quality.

·         Developed tissue culture protocols in ginger, cardamon, turmeric, black pepper, long pepper and cinnamon for large scale multiplication.

ICAR Team Research Award 1994-96, for multidisciplinary research and outstanding contribution in the field of Horticultural Science



1 In vitro plant regeneration from leaf derived callus in ginger (Zingiber officinal Rosc.). K. Nirmal babu, K. Samsudeen, M.J. Ratnambal; Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 29: 71-74, 1992.
2 Plant regeneration from anther derived callus cultures of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.), K. Samsudeen, K. Nirmal Babu, Minoo Divakaran and P.N. Ravindran; J.Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 75 (4) 447-450, 2000
3 Exploration of boro rice germplasm in Assam, B.C.Patra, K.Pande and K.Samsudeen; Plant Genetic Resources News letter (134): 58-60, 2003
4 Qualitative traits in diversity analysis, K. Samsudeen In Brain storming session on database for the management of genetic resources of horticultural crops. K. Samsudeen and M.K.Rajesh (eds), Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, India. 2003, pp:96-106
5 Exploration and collection of coconut germplasm in Kadamat and Amini Islands of Lakshadweep, India, K. Samsudeen, P.M. Jacob, V. Niral, P.M. Kumaran, Radha Salooja and H. Moosa, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (2006) 53: 1721-1728 (DOI 10.1007/s10722-005-1406-6)0
6 Origin and evolution of Laccadive Micro Tall, a coconut cultivar from Lakshadweep islands of India, K. Samsudeen, P. M. Jacob, M. K. Rajesh, B. A. Jerard and P. M. Kumaran , J. plantation crops (2006) 34 (3): 220-225
7 In-situ characterization – a novel approach to characterize local ecotypes of coconut, K. Samsudeen, C. Thamban, V. Niral, B. Augustine Jerard, M K. Rajesh, K. Devadas and R.V. Nair.  In Abstracts: National Symposium on Recent Global Developments in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources, 17-18 December 2009, Organized by Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR), New Delhi and National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi
8 Exploration and collection of sweet endosperm coconut ‘MOHACHA NARAL’ from Maharashtra, India (2010) Samsudeen, K., Nagwaker, D.D., Anitha Karun, Niral, V., Jerard, B.A., Ajith Kumar, P, Devadas, K. and Nair, R.V., p.19 BOOK OF ABSTRACTS. Ed. International conference on coconut biodiversity for prosperity, 25-28th October 2010, CPCRI Kasaragod