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Dr. Aparna Veluru

Scientist

Crop Improvement

Scientist

aparna.veluru@icar.gov.in

04994-232894 (ext.) 364

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Ph.D

Spices, Plantations, Medicinal and Aromatic plants

·         National Merit Scholarship, 2002.


·         Prathibha Award, 2004 from government of Andhra Pradesh.


·         ICAR-Junior research fellowship, 2010-12.


·         ICAR-Senior research fellowship, 2012-14.

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Research Papers:
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Aparna V, K.V. Bhat, T. Janakiram, K. V. Prasad, D.V.S. Raju, Sapna P, Namita and Kanwar P Singh (2019). Assessment of genetic diversity and population structure of fragrant rose (Rosa × hybrida. L) Cultivars using microsatellite markers. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 89 (11): 1964-70.

2Aparna Veluru, K. V. Bhat, T. Janakiram, K. V. Prasad, D. V. S. Raju, C. Bharadwaj, Gayacharan, Kanwar P. Singh, Namita and Sapna Panwar (2019). Understanding genetic diversity, structure and population differentiation in selected wild species and cultivated Indian and exotic rose varieties based on microsatellite allele frequencies. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 79(3): 583-593.
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Aparna Veluru, Bhat K. V, Janakiram T, Prasad K.V, Raju D.V.S, Amitha Mithra S.V, Bharadwaj C, Namita, Sapna Panwar, Kanwar Pal Singh (2019). Characterization of Indian bred rose cultivars using morphological and molecular markers for conservation and sustainable management. Physiology and Molecular Biology of plants 26:95-106.

4Janakiram T, Sunitha P and Aparna V (2019). Biotechnological vistas in medicinal plants-A way forward. Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries 11(3): 207 217.
5Aparna V, Krishna Prakash, Neema M, Arora Ajay, Naveen Kumar P and Singh M. C (2018). Effect of gibberellic acid on plant growth and flowering of chrysanthemum cv. Thai Chen Queen under short day planting conditions. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences 10(11): 6274-6278.
6Aparna Veluru, M. Neema, Krishna Prakash, Ajay Arora, P. Naveen Kumar and M. C. Singh (2018). Regulation of chrysanthemum cut flower senescence using 5-sulfosalicylic acid and aluminium sulphate. Journal of Applied Horticulture 20(3): 242-246.
7Neema M, Aparna V, Krishna Prakash and Reghunath B R (2018). Pre-sowing seed treatments for Indian indigo (Indigofera tinctoria). International Journal of Innovative Horticulture. 7(1):54-55.
8Shameena Beegum, V.R. Sagar, Abhijit Kar, Eldho Varghese,  Surender Singh, M. Neema, Krishna Prakash and V. Aparna (2019). Effect of Pasteurization Methods on Enzyme Activities, Microbial and Sensory Evaluations in Ready to Serve Watermelon Juice (Citrullus lanatus). International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 8(6): 2708-2717.
9Devakumar K, Neema M, Aparna V, Krishna Prakash, Gangaraj K P and Anitha Karun (2017). An improved device for coconut embryo extraction. Journal of Plantation Crops, 45(3):197-199.
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Book chapters:

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 Anitha Karun, V. Aparna, K.S. Murali Krishna and M.K. Rajesh (2016). Biotechnological applications in cocoa. In: Biotechnology of Plantation Crops. P. Chowdappa, Anitha Karun, M.K. Rajesh and S.V. Ramesh (Eds), Daya publishing house, pp.172-192.

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Anitha Karun, V. Aparna, M.K. Rajesh and P. Chowdappa (2016) In vitro conservation of Cocoa  germplasm resources. In: Biotechnology of Plantation Crops. P. Chowdappa, Anitha Karun, M.K. Rajesh and S.V. Ramesh (Eds), Daya publishing house, pp.481-487.

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Anitha Karun, K.K. Sajini, V. Aparna, M.K. Rajesh (2016). Conservation of coconut genetic resources and in vitro conservation strategies. In: Biotechnology of Plantation Crops. P. Chowdappa, Anitha Karun, M.K. Rajesh and S.V. Ramesh (Eds), Daya publishing house, pp.457-471.

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Conference Papers (abstracts published):

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       Aparna V, Bhat K V, Janakiram T, Prasad K V, Raju D V S, Namita, Panwar S (2020). Assessment of genetic diversity and population structure of fragrant rose genotypes using microsatellite markers. In proceedings of National conference on Science and Technology for sustainable development (29th Swadeshi Science Congress). 27th -29th February, 2020 at ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, Kerala.

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          Aparna V, Bhat K V, Janakiram T, Prasad K V, Raju D V S, Amitha Mithra S V, Bharadwaj C, Namita, Panwar S and Singh K P (2020). Studying population structure, diversity and genetic relationship of 21 wild rose species grown in India based on SSRs and morphological markers. In proceedings of a conference on Advances and Future Outlook in Biotechnology and Crop Improvement for Sustainable Productivity, 24-27th November 2020 at Bengaluru, India.

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            Aparna V, Krishna Prakash, Neema M, Muralikrishna K.S, Samsudeen K and Anitha Karun (2019). Pollen preservation at low temperature: An efficient short term storage method in coconut. In proceedings of 23rd Biennial symposium on plantation crops, March 6-8th at Chikkamagaluru, India.

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       Aparna Veluru, K. V. Bhat, T. Janakiram, K.V. Prasad and Raju D.V.S (2019). Studies on genetic diversity and population structure of Indian rose germplasm using microsatellite markers. In proceedings of 3rd Global meet on science and technology for ensuring food and nutritional security (GMST 2019), 1-3rd December 2019 at Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.

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       Krishna Prakash, Shephalika Amrapali, Aparna Veluru (2019). Application of transgenics and gene editing technology in the improvement of Horticulture crops vis- a-vis biosafety concerns. In proc. of XIV- Agricultural Science Congress, 20th to 23rd February 2019 at New Delhi, India.

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        Krishna Prakash, Aparna V, Neema M, Muralikrishna K S, Sabana A A, Rajesh M K and Anitha Karun (2019). Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration from immature inflorescence explants in arecanut dwarf hybrids. In proceedings of 23rd Biennial symposium on plantation crops, March 6-8th at Chikkamagaluru, India.

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          Neema M, G.S. Hareesh, V. Aparna, Krishna Prakash, K. P. Chandran and Anitha Karun (2019). Electrical induction enhances the callus growth in plumular explant of coconut (Cocos nucifera). In proceedings of 23rd Biennial symposium on plantation crops, March 6-8th at Chikkamagaluru, India.

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         Anitha Karun, Rajesh M K, Neema M, Sajini K K, Murali Krishna K S, Aparna V, Shareefa  (2017). Country paper on status of coconut tissue culture in India: Scope, breakthroughs and bottlenecks. In. Proc. International Symposium on Coconut Tissue culture. (Book of Abstracts) 13th to 14th March 2017 at Bangkok, Thailand.

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       Aparna V, Singh, M C, Arora A, Naveen Kumar P (2016). Plant growth regulation and flowering in off- season cultivation of chrysanthemum using plant growth regulator Gibberellic acid (GA3)In Proc. 6th International Conference on Technology, Innovation and Management for Sustainable Development (TIMS 16). (Book of abstracts) 11 to 13th February, 2016 at ITM University, Gwalior. p.149.

10  Aparna V, Neema M, Krishna Prakash, Murali Krishna K.S and Anitha Karun (2016). Enhancement of Embryogenic Calli Production from Plumular Explants of Coconut using Different Amino acids and Organic Supplements. In Proc. Global conference on Perspective of Future Challenges and options in Agriculture. (Book of abstracts). 28th to 31st May, 2016 at Jain Hills, JISL, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India. pp. 64-65. 
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        Neema M, V. Aparna, K.S. Murali Krishna, K.K. Sajini and Anitha Karun (2016). Induction of Embryogenic Calli from Plumular Explants of Coconut - Effect of different Basal Media. In Proc. Global conference on Perspective of Future Challenges and options in Agriculture. (Book of abstracts). 28th to 31st May, 2016 at Jain Hills, JISL, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India. p. 64.

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         Aparna V, Singh, M. C, Naveen Kumar P, Arora, A. (2016). Effect of GA3 on Plant growth and flowering in standard chrysanthemum cultivars under short-day conditions. In Proc. International Conference on Agricultural Sciences and Food Technologies for Sustainable Productivity and Nutritional Security. (Book of abstracts). 25th to 27th August, 2016 at UAS, Bengaluru, India. p.79.

13Neema, M; Aparna, V; Sajini, K.K; Murali Krishna, K.S and Anitha Karun. (2016). Effect of different media, auxins, sugars and calcium chloride in callus induction from plumular explants of coconut. In Proc. Of 3rd International Symposium on Coconut Research and Development. (Book of Abstracts) 10th to 12th December, 2016 at ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala, India. P.38.
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         Neema M; Aparna, V; Sajini, K.K; Murali Krishna, K.S and Anitha Karun. (2016). Effect of charcoal in callogenesis and embryogenic callus induction in coconut plumule culture. In. Proc. of 22nd Biennial Symposium on Plantation crops. (Book of Abstracts) 15th to 17th December, 2016 at ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala, India. p.87.

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        Madhu Kiran T, Eswar Reddy G, Aparna, V (2014). Marker assitanted selection (MAS) in Gene pyramiding for biotic stress resistance. In Proc. National Conference on Recent Trends in Biotechnology (RTBT 2014). (Book of abstracts) 25th to 26th February 2014. Yogi Vemana University, Vemanapuram, Kadapa, India p.34 

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        Anitha V, Prasanthi I and Aparna V (2013). Genetic divergence analysis in future bio-diesel plant (Jatropha curcas Linn.). In Proc. 100th Session of Indian Science Congress. Section of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences. (Book of abstracts). 3rd to 7th January 2013 at Kolkata, India. p.77.

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      Aparna V, Ajay Arora and V. Anitha (2012). Regulation of chrysanthemum cut flower senescence using various chemicals. In Proc. National Seminar on Physiological and Molecular Approches for Climate Reseilent Crops”. 12th to 14th December, 2012 at Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, pp.177-118.

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Popular articles

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      Aparna Veluru, Shameena Begum P, M.R. Manikantan, and A.C. Mathew (2020). Coconut chips preparation technique developed by ICAR-CPCRI. Annadata Telugu magazine Issue: September 2020; pp.20-21. (Language-Telugu).

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            T.Janakiram, Aparna Veluru, Pavan Kumar P. (2020).Tabernaemontana at a glance. Nursery Today, 7(7): 44-45.

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       Aparna V and Subramanian (2019). Intercropping in coconut gardens- advantages and suitable intercrops for coconut gardens. Vyavasaya Paadi Pantalu, July 2019, pp.22-23. 

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      Aparna V, M.R. Manikantan, A.C. Mathew and K.B. Hebbar (2019). Virgin coconut oil processing techniques developed by ICAR-CPCRI. Annadata Telugu magazine, October 2019, pp.42-45. 

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           Muraligopal, Alka Gupta, Aparna V and P. Subramanian. Preparation of vermi-compost from coconut leaf waste. Annadata Telugu magazine, December, 2019; pp.43-44. 

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          Shameena Beegum PP, Jesmi Vijayan, Neema M, Aparna V. Pookal Unakki Sookshikkunna Sangethika Vidya. Kerala karshakan, September 2019, pp.36-37.

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         Shameena Beegum, M. Neema, V. Aparna and M.R. Manikantan (2016) Nata de coco: A unique value added product from coconut, Beverage & Food World, The amalgamated Press.

8Janakiram T, Ritu Jain, Namita and Aparna V (2013). Cultivation of Annual Flowers and its Safety Measures.  Annadata, January 2013, pp.35- 36.
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      Neeraja P B, Vimala B, Mythri, Aparna V, Srisatya, Haarika M Suneetha CH and Usha Rani. (2011). Recent Trends in Beetle Vine Cultivation. Annadata, October, 2011, pp.10- 13.

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E-publications:

1Aparna Veluru (2019). A brief note on package of practices for guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba). Vikaspaedia 
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Aparna Veluru (2019). Alternate bearing in Apple and its management. Vikaspaedia

3Aparna Veluru (2019). Alternate bearing in mango and its management, Vikaspaedia
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Aparna Veluru (2019). Crop regulation in guava. Vikaspaedia

5Aparna Veluru (2019). Year round cultivation of chrysanthemums. Vikaspaedia
6Aparna Veluru, Anitha Veluru, K.S.V. Poorna Chandrika and Madhukiran Tumma (2019). Inter-cultivation of ornamentals in coconut gardens. Vikaspaedia 
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Aparna Veluru (2019). Ornamental bananas. Vikaspaedia