भाकृअनुप - केन्द्रीय पटसन एवं समवर्गीय रेशा अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Dr. Debabrata Sarkar

Principal Scientist



Involved in jute genomics, with targeted research objectives to develop a reference chromosome-scale genome of Corchorus olitorius cv; JRO-524 by refining its draft genome via PacBio long-read and isoform sequencing followed by Illumina Hi-Ci optical mapping and constructing ultra-high-density interspecific C. capsularis x C. olitorius and/or C. olitorius MAGIC genetic maps by genotyping-by-sequencing, and to use these and earlier developed jute genomic/ transcriptomic resources to map QTL and/or eQTL for bast fibre quality traits including lignin content, root architectural traits including NUE, yield and yield components, with an extended focus on genetically dissecting the trait ‘pre-mature’ flowering in C. olitorius.


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  1. Functional genomics in jute (ICAR-NPFGGM-3070)
  2. Fixation of a multiparent advanced generation inter-cross (MAGIC) population of Corchorus olitorius (CI5: JBT 4.6)

  1. ICAR Young Scientist Award for the Biennium 1995-1996 (1997)
  2. Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung (DSE) - Colombo Plan Fellowship (1997)
  3. Hari Om Ashram Trust Award for the Biennium 1997-1998 (1999)
  4. Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship (2001)
  5. Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India

  1. Sarkar D, Naik PS (1998) Cryopreservation of shoot tips of tetraploid potato (Solanum tuberosum L). clones by vitrification. Annals of Botany, 82 (4): 455-461. doi: 10.1006/anbo.1998.0703

  2. Sarkar D, Pandey SK, Sud KC, Chanemougasoundharam A (2004) In vitro characterization of manganese toxicity in relation to phosphorus nutrition in potato (Solanum tuberosum L). Plant Science, 167 (5): 977-986. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2004.05.022

  3. Sarkar D (2008) The signal transduction pathways controlling in planta tuberization in potato: an emerging synthesis. Plant Cell Reports, 27 (1): 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s00299-007-0457-x

  4. Chakraborty A, Sarkar D, Satya P, Karmakar PG, Singh NK (2015) Pathways associated with lignin biosynthesis in lignomaniac jute fibres. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 290 (4): 1523-1542. doi: 10.1007/s00438-015-1013-y

  5. Sarkar D, Kundu A, Das D, Chakraborty A, Mandal NA, Satya P, Karmakar PG, Kar CS, Mitra J, Singh NK (2019) Resolving population structure and genetic differentiation associated with RAD-SNP loci under selection in tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.). Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 294 (2): 479-492. doi: 10.1007/s00438-018-1526-2