VEGETOS: An International Journal of Plant ResearchOnline ISSN: 2229-4473
Print ISSN: 0970-4078

BC Virakatmath

Project Director 
Department of Biotechnology
Directorate of Rice Research
India

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Biography

BC Virakatmath is currently working as a Project Director at Department of Biotechnology, Directorate of Rice Research, India. He has worked for more than 10 years in the molecular breeding and gained a plethora of knowledge in Hybrid Rice Breeding. He has published numerous research papers and articles in reputed journals and has various other achievements in Plant Breeding. His research interests lie in Core collections, specific amplification pattern, descriptors, Genetic similarity, japonica, indica. He has extended his valuable service towards the scientific community with his extensive research work.  He developed and released 3 rice hybrids and registered 8 CMS lines 6 restorers. He was worked as consultant to FAO, IRRI & Indonesia on hybrid rice and coordinated tie rice research programmes in India. He facilitated molecular breeding for rice improvement.

Research Interest

Core collections, specific amplification pattern, descriptors, Genetic similarity, japonica, indica

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