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ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Dr. Subhojit Datta

Principal Scientist
Agril. Biotechnology


Towards stress tolerance in jute and allied fibre crops, novel alleles for suitable candidate genes are being searched in the genomes using genomics and bioinformatics approaches. Current research focus is a group of major intrinsic protein (MIP) and heat shock factor (HSF) genes which are being studied for gene expression in different tissues in different stress levels. Comparative genomics of pectin degrading Bacillus species and functional diversity of pectin degrading genes being studied towards development of environment friendly low cost retting technology for jute. Molecular genetics of self-Incompatibility Sunnhemp is being studied for identification of suitable restorer genes for hybrid development.


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  1. Mining Novel Alleles for Genome Engineering Applications for herbicide and stress tolerance in jute and allied fibre crops, (In House Project, Budget: 14.50 lakhs)
  2. Genetics of self-Incompatibility and development of improved fibre yielding populations in Sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea L.), (In House Project, Budget: 27.52 lakhs)
  3. Environment friendly low cost retting technology for jute and metagenomics of retting microbiome, (In House Project, Budget: 92.80 lakhs)

  1. ICAR National Fellow Award in Agricultural Biotechnology (2014; not availed)
  2. DBT CREST Fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (2011)
  3. Fellow, Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (Since 2009)
  4. BOYSCAST Fellow, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India (2008)
  5. Young Scientist Award, Indian Science Congress Association (2002)

  1. Datta S, Saha D, Chattopadhyay L and Majundar B. (2020). Genome Comparison Identifies Different Bacillus Species in a Bast Fibre-Retting Bacterial Consortium and Provides Insights into Pectin Degrading Genes. Scientific Reports. 10, 8169.
  2. Das A, Datta S, Thakur S, Shukla A, Ansari J, Sujayanand GK, Kumar PA, Chaturvedi SK and Singh NP. (2017). Expression of a chimeric gene encoding insecticidal crystal protein Cry1Aabc of Bacillus thuringiensis in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) confers resistance to gram pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hubner.) Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:1423.
  3. Das A, Datta S, Sujayanand GK, Kumar M, Singh AK, Shukla A, Ansari J, Faruqui L, Thakur S, Kumar PA and Singh NP*. (2016). Expression of chimeric Bt gene, Cry1Aabc in transgenic pigeonpea (cv. Asha) confers resistance to gram pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hubner.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 127 (3), 705-715.
  4. Sarkar D,.…,Datta S, Datta K, Karmakar PG, Sharma TR, Mohapatra T, Singh NK. (2017). The draft genome of Corchorus olitorius cv. JRO-524 (Navin). Genomics Data., 12:151–154.
  5. Penmetsa RV…. Datta S, Farmer A, …and Cook Doug. (2016). Multiple post-domestication origins of kabuli chickpea through allelic variation in a diversification-associated transcription factor. New Phytologist. 211 (4), 1440-1451.
  6. Datta S, Singh P, Mahfooz S, Patil P, Chaudhary AK, Agbagwa IO and Nadarajan N. (2013). Novel genic microsatellite markers from Cajanus scarabaeoides and their comparative efficiency in revealing genetic diversity in pigeonpea. Journal of Genetics. 92, e24–e30.
  7. Datta S, Kaashyap M, Singh P, Gupta PP, Anjum KT, Mahfooz S and Gupta S. (2012). Conservation of microsatellite regions across legume genera enhances marker repertoire and genetic diversity study in phaseolus genotypes. Plant Breeding . 131: 307-311.
  8. Kassa MT, …Datta S, Upadhyaya HD, Varshney RK, von Wettberg EJB and Cook DR. (2012). Genetic patterns of domestication in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) and wild Cajanus relatives. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39563. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039563.
  9. Datta S, Tiwari S, Kaashyap M, Gupta PP, Choudhary PR., Kumari J, and Kumar S (2011). Genetic similarity analysis in lentil using cross- genera legume sequence tagged microsatellite site markers. Crop Science. 51:2412–2422.
  10. Datta S, Kaashyap M and Kumar S. (2010). Amplification of chickpea SSR primers in Cajanus species and their validity in diversity analysis. Plant Breeding. 129 (3): 334-340.