भाकृअनुप - केन्द्रीय पटसन एवं समवर्गीय रेशा अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Dr. Jiban Mitra

Principal Scientist & In-Charge

Genetics and Plant Breeding


Plant Genetic Resource Management of jute and allied : under this programme PGR activities like introduction, maintenance, characterization and conservation of jute, mesta and flax germplasm are undertaken. A number of accession of germplasm of cultivated species , wild species are collected, evaluated and characterised for different traits and important accessions are registered with NBPGR; A number of accession of germplasm of jute and allied fibre crops are conserved in gene bank and regenerated every year phage wise for maintenance and useful accessions with specific traits are distributed among scientist for effective utilization; Genetic improvement of flax for fibe productivity: A total of 267 lines of germplasm have been evaluated and based on this a number of crosses have been made and segregating generation are being advanced with evaluation and selection of superior progenies.



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  1. Introduction, maintenance, characterization and conservation of jute, mesta and flax germplasm
  2. Genetic improvement of flax (Linum usitatissimum) for higher fibre productivity and fibre quality
  3. Mining novel alleles for genome engineering applications for herbicide and stress tolerance in jute and allied fibers. Co-PI; ICAR-CRIJAF
  4. Physiological basis of drought tolerance at early growth stage in jute (C. olitorius)

  1. Dhar P, Kar CS, Ojha D, Pandey SK and Mitra J 2015 Chemistry, phytotechnology, pharmacology and nutraceutical functions of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) and roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) seed oil: An overview. Industrial Crops and Products, 77: 323-332

  2. Sarkar D, et. Mitra J, … Singh NK 2017 The draft genome of Corchorus olitorius cv. JRO-524 (Navin). Genomics Data, 12: 151 -154

  3. Mitra J 2001. Genetics and genetic improvement of drought resistance in crop plants. Current Science, 80: 758-763

  4. Sharma HK, Sarkar M, Choudhary SB, Anil Kumar, Maruti RT, Mitra J and Karmakar PG 2016 Diversity analysis based on agro-morphological traits and microsatellite based markers in global germplasm collections of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.). Industrial Crops and Products, 89: 305-315

  5. Choudhary SB, Sharma HK, AnilKumar A, Maruthi RT, Mitra J, Chowdhury I , Singh BK, Karmakar PG 2017 SSR and morphological trait based population structure analysis of 130 diverse flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) accessions Comptes Rendus Biologies, 340: 65-75