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Crop Improvement

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neema.m@icar.gov.in

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Ph.D.

Horticulture

·         Developed technology for accelerating embryogenic callus production through electrical stimulus

·         Improving the nutrient adsorption and visibility of suspension culture through charcoal balls

·         Identification of finest basal media for embryogenic callus production in coconut

·         Identification of optimum auxins and herbicide forms for coconut tissue culture

·         Identified the effect of different sugars for enhancing embryogenic callus in coconut tissue culture

·         Identified the optimum concentration of charcoal to be used in basal media for coconut callus production

·         Standardizing the concentration of calcium chloride in coconut tissue culture basal medium for enhancing the embryogenic callus production  in plumular explant of coconut Identified the effect of Abscisic acid as stress hormone in coconut tissue culture

·         Identification of pre-requisites for in-vitro culture environment for coconut tissue culture

·         Identified the effect of zeatin riboside at different stages of coconut tissue culture development

·         Identified the Effect of fluridon, atrazine and metatopolin in coconut callus induction

·         Identified the Effect of LED lights on in-vitro coconut embryo culture

·         Identified the Effect of LED lights on coconut embryogenic callus

·         Effectively decreased the media and culture contamination in coconut tissue culture

·         Studied the effect of stress induction in coconut plumular culture with salt

·         Studied the improvement in conversion ratio of meristamoids to plantlets using temporary immersion

·         Studied the effect of coconut water and haustorium in improving the embryogenic potential of callus developed from plumular explant of coconut

·         Embryo culture of sweet endosperm coconut, ‘Mohachao Narel’

·         Obtained A grade for overall performance for 99 FOCARS training (F.No. 99FOCARS-PE/2016 dated April 23, 2016)

·         National Eligibility Test in Horticulture: Conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural research, 2010

·         Senior research fellowship: Indian Bioresource Information Network, March’06-March’07

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1Neema, M. and Reghunath, B.R., 2019. RAPD markers for genetic variability studies in Indigofera tinctoria. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 10(1), pp.214-223.
2Aparna, V., Krishna Prakash, Neema, M., Murali Krishna K.S., Samsudeen, K., Chandran, K.P., Rajesh, M.K.  and Anitha Karun.  2021. Pollen storage of coconut dwarf accession Chowghat Orange Dwarf at low temperature. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 91 (2): 321–324 
3Neema, M., Aparna, V., Prakash, K. and Reghunath, B.R. 2018.  Pre-sowing seed treatments for Indian Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria).  International Journal of Innovative Horticulture.  7(1):54-55 
4Devakumar, 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. 
5Karun, A., Rajesh, M.K., Sajini, K.K., Muralikrishna, K.S., Neema, M., Shareefa, M. and Thomas, R.J. 2017. Coconut tissue culture: The Indian initiatives, experiences and achievements. CORD 33(2): 14-24 
6Shameena 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 Science, 8(6): 2708-2717
7Aparna Veluru, Neema M, 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
8Neema, M. and Karunasagar, I. 2018. In Silico Homology Modeling and Epitope Prediction of Outer Membrane Protein OMP W, A Potential Vaccine Candidate against Edwardsiella tarda. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science 7(3): 2762-2773
9Aparna, V., Prakash, K., Neema, M., Ajay, A., Kumar, N. 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
10Neema, M. and Reghunath, B.R. 2016. Morphological characteristics and variability among Indian Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) accessions  from Kerala.  Journal of medicinal and aromatic plant sciences   38(1-4): 29-35
11Neema, M., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. 2011. In silico identification and characterization of novel drug targets and outer membrane proteins in the fish pathogen Edwardsiella tarda. Open Access Bioinformatics 3: 37–42 
12Neema, M., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. 2011. Structural and functional characterization of outer membrane protein N in Edwardsiella ictaluri: A bioinformatic approach. International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research (IJPSR). 2(1):13-26
13Neema, M., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. 2011. Antigenic epitopes and MHC binders in OMP A of fish pathogen Edwardsiella tarda: a bioinformatic study.  Biotechnol. Bioinf. Bioeng. 1(1):39-45
14Anitha Karun, Rajesh M.K., Neema, M., Sajini K.K., Murali Krishna, Aparna V. and Shareefa, S., Country paper on status of coconut tissue culture in India- Coconut tissue culture scope , break throughs and bottle necks. 13th -14th March, 2017, 1st International Symposium on coconut tissue culture, Bangkok, Thailand
15Neema, M., Aparna, V., Sajini, K.K., Murali Krishna, K.S. and Anitha Karun. Effect of different media, auxins, sugars and calcium chloride in callus induction of coconut plumule. 10th -12th December, 2016, 3rd International Symposium on Coconut research and Development , ICAR CPCRI Kasaragod, Kerala
16Neema, M. , Aparna V., Sajini K.K., Muralikrishna, K.S. and Anitha Karun, Effect of charcoal in callogenesis and embryogenic callus induction in coconut plumule culture, 15th -17th December, 2016, PLACROSYM 22, ICAR CPCRI Kasaragod, Kerala
17Devakumar K., Neema, M. , Aparna V., Krishna Prakash, Gangaraj K.P. and Anitha Karun, An improved device for coconut embryo extraction, 15th -17th December, 2016, PLACROSYM 22, ICAR CPCRI Kasaragod, Kerala
18Neema, M., Aparna, V., Murali Krishna, K.S., Sajini ,K.K. and Anitha Karun. Induction of embryogenic calli from plumular explants of coconut - effect of different basal media, 28th to 31st May, 2016, Global Conference on Perspective of Future Challenges and Options in Agriculture, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
19Aparna, V., Neema, M., Krishna Prakash, Murali Krishna K.S., and Anitha Karun, Enhancement of embryogenic calli production from plumular explants of coconut using different amino acids and organic supplements. , 28th to 31st May, 2016, Global Conference on Perspective of Future Challenges and Options in Agriculture, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
20Neema, M.,  Reghunath, B.R., Genetic variability analysis in Indian Indigo (Indigofera tinctioria) using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Technique, National Conference : Frontiers in Genetics and Genomics, 7th to 8th April 2016,Central  University of Kerala, Kasaragod 
21Neema, M., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. 2014. Bioinformatics-based study on the outer membrane proteins of Edwardsiella tarda, National Seminar on New Horizons and Challenges in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 9th -10th October 2014, ICAR CPCRI Kasaragod.
22Neema, M., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. 2011. Outer membrane proteins of Edwardsiella spp. reveals carcinogenic protein signatures,  8th International conference of Diseases in Asian aquaculture, 21st to 25th November 2011,  Mangalore, India
23Neema, M., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. 2009. “Outer membrane protein N of Edwardsiella ictaluri has the potential as vaccine candidate, 50th Annual conference, Association of Microbiologists of India, 15th to 18th December 2009, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
24Neema, M., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. 2009. A unique region in Outer membrane protein S2 for identification of Edwardsiella tarda, 50th Annual conference, Association of Microbiologists of India, 15th to 18th December 2009, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
25Neema, M. and Reghunath, B.R. 2005. Non conventional technique in genetic manipulation of aromatic plants,  21st to 22nd February 2005, Global Eco Meet, PRITHVI 2005,  Trivandrum , Kerala
26M. Neema, G.S. Hareesh, V. Aparna, Krishna Prakash, K. P. Chandran and Anitha Karun, Electrical induction enhances the callus growth in plumular explant of coconut (Cocos nucifera), 23rd Plantation Crops Symposium, 6-8 March, 2019, Chikkamagaluru  P.No. 44
27Aparna V., Krishna Prakash, Neema M., Muralikrishna K.S., Samsudeen K and Anitha Karun, Pollen preservation at low temperature: An efficient short term storage method in coconut, 23rd Plantation Crops Symposium, 6-8 March, 2019, Chikkamagaluru  P.No. 38
28Krishna Prakash, Aparna V., Neema M., Muralikrishna K.S., Sabana A.A., Rajesh M.K. and Anitha Karun,   Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration from immature inflorescence explants in arecanut dwarf hybrids, 23rd Plantation Crops Symposium, 6-8 March, 2019, Chikkamagaluru  P.No. 42
29M. Neema, Alka Gupta, Murali Gopal and Anitha Karun, Preliminary report of basidiomycete Pseudolagarobasidium acaciicola contamination in    in-vitro culture of coconut plumule , 29th Swadeshi Science Congress, 27-29, February 2020, ICAR CPCRI Kasaragod P. No. 48

Book Chapters:
1Neema, M., Rajesh, M.K., Ramesh S.V. and Chowdappa, P. (2016). Coconut.  In P. Chowdappa, Anitha Karun, M.K Rajesh & S.V. Ramesh (Eds.), Biotechnology of plantation crops (pp.675-688). New Delhi, Daya Publishing House, A division of Astral International Pvt. Ltd. 

Extension folders and Popular Articles: 
1M. Neema, V. Aparna , Krishna Prakash. 2020. Double coconut - A unique giant palm from Seychelles, Indian horticulture, 65 (6): 14-16
2Murali Gopal, Neema M, Alka Gupta Urea rahitha chakiri chor compost uthpadanam, Indian Nalikera Journal, 21-22, October 2020
3Murali Gopal, Neema M, P Subramaniyan, Alka Gupta,  Composting eluppamakkaan pulverizing, 16 -18, August 2020 
4Alka Gupta, M Neema, Murali Gopal,  Mikacha vilavinu Kalpa vermiwash,  Indian Nalikera Journal, 19 – 22, August 2020 
5M Neema, Coco de mer palm adhava iratta thengu, Indian Nalikera Journal, 15-17, July 2020
6Alka Gupta, Murali Gopal, Neema M and H P Maheshwarappa, Thengin thoppil thannae compost nirmaanam, Indian Nalikera Journal, 9-11, July 2020 
7Alka Gupta, Murali Gopal, K Muralidharan, M Neema, P. Chowdappa, Chakiri choril ninnu samrudhi, Indian Nalikera Journal, 11-12, October 2020
8Shameena Beegum PP, Manikantan M R, Pandiselvam R, Arivalagan M, Neema M, Mathew AC, Hebbar K B, Thamban C, Vismrithiyilanda naalikerothpannangal, Kerala karshakan, 27-29, August 2019
9Shameena Beegum, P.P., Jesmi Vijayan., Neema, M., Aparna V. 2019. Pookal Unakki Sookshikkunna Sangethika Vidya. Kerala karshakan, 36-37, September 2019
10Resmi J and Neema M, Hydroponics, Kisan World, 55-56, April 2018. 
12Extension folder No. 259 ( Centenary Series No.64): Edible mushroom cultivation from coconut biowaste (Malayalam) – Neema M, K P Chandran, Mural Gopal and Alka Gupta  
13Extension folder No. 257 ( Centenary Series No.62): Coconut leaf vermi composting: production technology and significance (Malayalam) – K P Chandran, Neema M, Mural Gopal and Alka Gupta
14Extension folder No. 258 ( Centenary Series No.63): Urea free coir pith  composting: production technology (Malayalam) – K P Chandran, Neema M, Mural Gopal and Alka Gupta
15Shameena Beegum, M. Neema, V. Aparna and M.R. Manikantan, Nata de coco – A unique value added product from coconut, Beverage & Food World, The amalgamated press, 2016