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ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Dr. Pratik Satya

Principal Scientist
Plant Breeding


Our group is interested in genetic improvement of jute for diversified end-use, particularly for utilization of whole biomass. We are also looking for identifying genes involved in biosynthesis of important metabolites in jute. We are also using genomics and transcriptomics for understanding vegetative growth, specially bast fibre development. We are also working on development and utilization of DNA markers in bast fibre crops. Our research interests include population genetics and evolution of bast fibre crops. We are also investigating genetic basis of disease resistance and drought tolerance in jute.


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  1. Genetic improvement of jute and mesta for diversified end use
  2. Genetic enhancement of mesta using conventional and molecular approaches for fibre yield and quality improvement
  3. Genetic purity testing and varietal fingerprinting in mesta using molecular markers
  4. Fixation of a Multiparent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross (MAGIC) population of Corchorus olitorius)
  5. Identification of host genes related to stem rot disease resistance in jute and development of segregating population for resistance gene mapping

  1. Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding

  1. Satya P, Chakraborty A, Sarkar D, Karan M, Das D, Mandal NA, Saha D, Datta S, Ray S, Kar CS, Karmakar PG, Mitra J, Singh NK (2018) Transcriptome profiling uncovers β-galactosidases of diverse domain classes influencing hypocotyl development in jute (Corchorus capsularis L.). Phytochemistry, 156: 20-32

  2. Sarkar D, Kundu A, Das D, Chakraborty A, Mandal NA, Satya P, Karmakar PG, Kar CS, Mitra J, Singh NK (2018) 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.

  3. Satya P, Chakraborty A, Jana S, Majumdar S, Karan M, Sarkar D, Datta S, Mitra J, Kar CS, Karmakar PG, Singh NK (2017) Identification of genic SSRs in jute (Corchorus capsularis, Malvaceae) and development of markers for phenylpropanoid biosynthesis genes and regulatory genes. Plant Breeding, 136(5): 784-797

  4. Sarkar D, Mahato AK, Satya P, Kundu A, Singh S, Jayaswal PK et al. (2017) The draft genome of Corchorus olitorius cv. JRO-524 (Navin) Genomics Data, 12: 151-154

  5. Basu T, Satya P, Sarkar D, Kar CS, Mitra J, Karmakar PG (2016) Organelle genetic diversity in a global collection of Jute (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius, Malvaceae). South African Journal of Botany, 103: 54-60.

  6. 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

  7. Satya P, Banerjee R, Biswas C, Karan M, Ghosh S, Ali N (2014) Genetic analysis of population structure using peroxidase gene and phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene-based DNA markers: a case study in jute (Corchorus spp.). Crop Science, 54(4): 1609-1620.

  8. Satya P, Mitra S, Ray DP, Mahapatra BS, Karan M, Jana S, Sharma AK (2013) Rapid and inexpensive NaOH based direct PCR for amplification of nuclear and organelle DNA from ramie (Boehmeria nivea), a bast fibre crop containing complex polysaccharides. Industrial Crops and Products, 50: 532-536.

  9. Satya P, Karan M, Sarkar D, Sinha MK (2012) Genome synteny and evolution of AABB allotetraploids in Hibiscus section Furcaria revealed by interspecific hybridization, ISSR and SSR markers. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 298(7): 1257-1270.

  10. Satya P (2012). Prezygotic interspecific hybridization barriers between kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) and four wild relatives. Plant Breeding, 131(5): 648-655.