Dr. Guru Prasanna Pandi G

Dr. G. Guru Pirasanna Pandi has significantly contributed for the development of IPM strategies against key insect pests of rice. Dr. Pandi also involved in the identification of brown planthopper-resistant germplasms and associated in the development of stress-tolerant rice varieties viz., CR Dhan 317 (BPH-resistant), CR Dhan 805 (BPH-resistant) and CR Dhan-102 (drought tolerant) and one high yielding rice variety CR Dhan-321. He has credited the two complete mitochondrial genome sequences (rice gundhi bug and brown planthopper biotype-4) first time in the world and also developed >500 DNA barcode and unique mitochondrial haplotype sequence of different rice insect pests. Dr. Pandi has published 35 peer-reviewed publications in international journal of high impact factor, 30 in national (Indian) peer-reviewed journals, 3 books, 15 book chapters and several technical bulletins. He was the recipient of ESI Young Entomologist Award. Dr. Pandi currently works at the Crop Protection Division, National Rice Research Institute. His area of interest are host plant resistance, Insect toxicology and molecular entomology.