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Plant Physiology & Biochemistry

The seed for the Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow was sown in September 1958 as a Plant Physiology Section which subsequently, with a joining of senior biochemist, flourished into a full-fledged division in 1976.
The foundation of sugarcane physio-biochemical research was laid by emphasising on issues pertaining to physio-biochemical attributes related germination, tillering, dry matteraccumulation, sucrose storage and ripening. These studies are being carried forward for augmenting cane and sugar productivity through development of alternate seed materials, improving physiological efficiency, sucrose metabolism, source-sink dynamics, attributes associated with abiotic stress and climate resilience with special reference to transcriptomics and proteomics.Post-harvest management and conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol are underway for improved sucrose recovery and utilization of sugarcane wastes,respectively. Alongwith, division also offers trainings to students and sugarcane personnel’s.

The mission of Division of Plant Physiology & Biochemistry today is to address the yield both cane and sugar barriers, biotic and abiotic stresses in the changing climate scenario through “physio-biochemical” and “omics” approaches for overcoming major bottlenecks to cane and sugar productivity in sub-tropics.

Mandate

Major research areas
  • Augmenting cane and sugar productivity through development of alternate seed materials, improving physiological efficiency, sucrose metabolism, source-sink dynamics, attributes associated with abiotic stress and climate resilience with special reference to transcriptomics and proteomics.
  • Post-harvest management and conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol are underway for improved sucrose recovery and utilization of sugarcane wastes, respectively
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Contact Person

Dr Pushpa Singh, Principal Scientist & Head
E-mail: pushpa.singh@icar.gov.in, Mob: 9415786036