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Dr. Anjali Kak

Designation:
Principal Scientist
     
Division/RS/Unit:
Division of Germplasm Conservation
     
Discipline:
Economic Botany
Contact:
     
E-Mail:
Anjali.Koul(AT)icar.gov.in
     
Personal Webpage:
     
Salient Achievements:

 Programme

 Project Title

 Leader and Associates

 Project

 1.1

 Management of Information and National  Germplasm Conservation Network     

 RK Tyagi, Anjali Kak, Sunil    Archak, BP Dahiya, Satya  Prakash, Rajvir Singh,  Nirmala Dabral, Smita Jain  and Rajeev Gambhir

 PGR/GCN-BUR-DEL-01.01

 1.2

 Conservation of Germplasm of Pseudo-cereals,      Medicinal and Aromatic, Narcotics and Species  using Conventional Seed Storage Methods

 Veena Gupta, Anjali Kak

 PGR/GCN-BUR-DEL-01.06

 1.3

 Conservation of Fibre and Forage Germplasm  using Conventional Seed Storage Methods

 Anjali Kak, Veena Gupta

 PGR/GCN-BUR-DEL-01

Recent publication:

  • Kak A, S Agarwal, C Pandey and Veena Gupta (2015) Responses to seed dormancy breaking treatments in Wild Hibiscus Species. Vegetos 28 (2):143-147.
  • Pandey CD, A Kak, S Pandey and V Gupta (2015) Trait–specific Amaranth germplasm –Potentialities to combat climate change. Indian J. Plant Genet. Resour28 (3): 322-329.
  • Kak A and Tyagi RK ( 2015) Inventory of registered Crop Germplasm (2010-2014) ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR), New Delhi-110 012, 103p.
  • Tyagi V, A Kak, A Pedapathi, P Brahmi (2016).Utilization of Exotic plant genetic resources in wheat registered germplasm. Vegetos, 29(2):2-5.
  • Kak A and RK Tyagi (2015) Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives in Seed Genebank: Status, priorities and Constraints In: Training Manual on “Crop Wild Relatives: Identification, collecting and Utlization.” (Eds K Pradeep, Anjula Pandey, KC Bhatt, SP Ahlawat, DP Semwal and  KC Bansal) NBPGR, New Delhi 240-247.
  • Kak A , P Mohan, V Gupta, N Dabral and  RK Tyagi ( 2016) Trait–specific germplasm of cotton in National Genebank ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR), New Delhi-110 012, 68p.
  • Gupta V, A Kak and RK Tyagi. (2016). Priorities for Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives at the Indian National Genebank. In: Enhancing crop genepool use: capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement. Nigel Maxted, M. Ehsan Dulloo, BrianV. Ford-Lloyd (Eds.) published by CAB International. Pp 231-239.

Research Papers: 

  • Kak, A., Devi, C Gupta V, Bhardwaj, M. and Dashora K. (2009) Effect of sulphuric acid pretreatment on breaking hard seed dormancy in diverse accessions of four wild Corchorus species. In Seed Sci. & Technol., 37:3, 568-572
  • Kak, A., Devi, C and Gupta Veena (2009), Assessment of viability of Jatropha curcas  L. seeds through tetrazolium test. In Seed Sci. & Technol., 37:2,512-515 
  • Singh, N., Devi, C., Kak, A., Singh, G., Kumari, A. and Mahajan, R.K. (2009), Influence of seed coat colour associated heterogeneity on quality and storability in horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) In Seed Sci. & Technol., 37:1, 239-247.
  • Rana JC, KS Negi , SA Wani, S Saxena, K. Pradheep, A Kak, SK Pareek and PA Sofi  (2009) Genetic resources of rice in western Himalayan region of India: Current Status. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. (DOI 10.1007/S10722-009-9415-5)
  • Joshi V, Tyagi V, A Kak and A Lal (2009) Status of Genetic Resources of Forage Crops in India: A Review. Indian J. Plant Genetic. Resour.22 (3): 243-252.
  • Gupta Veena, Kak Anjali, Devi Chitra, Bhardwaj M & Dashora K (2009) Comparative analytical studies on two species of Morinda – The modern day sanjivani Resour. Intl. Jour. For. Usuf. Mngt.10(1): 34-38 (2009)
  • Gupta Veena, Kak A., Dashora K., Bhardwaj M., Gupta A. (2009). Calophyllum inophyllum: an apomict or a true seed? Current Science 97 (8) 25 October. 
  • Bhardwaj M, A Kak, A Gupta, K Dashora and V Gupta (2010) Effect of pre-sowing treatments on germination of Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa L.) - A medicinal plant of Western Himalayas Seed Sci. & Technol., 38, 784-786.
  • Gupta A, V Gupta, A Goyal, A Kak and C Pandey (2010) Standardization of TZ test in Baliospermum montanum (Willd) Muell-Arg Seed Sci. & Technol., 38, 513-516.
  • Gupta V, A. Kak, S Pandey, C Devi Pandey and S Aggarwal (2010) Protocols for Breaking Storage Induced Dormancy in Andrographis paniculata Nees Germplasm Seed Res.,  38(1): 1-5 
  • Gupta V, A Kak, C Pandey , M Bhardwaj and K Dashora (2010).Conservation of Endangered plants of Western Ghats. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany. 34 (2):353-358.
  • Gupta Veena and Anjali Kak. 2011. Topographical Tetrazolium Test for viability of Cassia angustifolia Vahl Seed. Seed Res. 39(2): 187-190.
  • Tyagi RK and A Kak (2012) Registration of Plant Genetic Resources in India – A review. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 82(8): 651-659
  • Rana MK, S Singh, AK Singh and A Kak (2012) Genetic diversity assessment in Indian jute(Corchorus spp.) cultivars using gene-targeted molecular markers The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 82(8): 660-659
  • Pandey S, Devi C, Kak A, Khan YJ, Gupta V.2013. Breaking seed dormancy in sweet gourd (Momordica cochinchinensis). Seed Sci. & Technol. 14(1): 133-136.
  • Arya L, Ramya K.N., Kak A, Pandey CD, Verma M and Gupta V. 2013.Genetic diversity analysis in Morinda tomentosa collected from Gujarat using RAPD markers. Indian Journal of Horticulture 70 :( 4):580-583. 
  • Kak A, S Agarwal, C Pandey and Veena Gupta (2015) Responses to seed dormancy breaking treatments in Wild Hibiscus Species. Vegetos 28 (2):143-147.
  • Pandey CD, A Kak, S Pandey and V Gupta (2015) Trait–specific Amaranth germplasm –Potentialities to combat climate change. Indian J. Plant Genet. Resour. 28 (3): 322-329.
  • Tyagi V, A Kak, a.Pedapathi ,P Brahmi (2016).Utilization of Exotic plant genetic resources in wheat registered germplasm.29(2):2-5.

   Bulletien/Books:

  1. Kak Anjali, Kalyani Srinivasan and SK Sharma (2009) Plant Germplasm Registration (2005-2008).National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).New Delhi-110012.
  2. Kak A, Pandey C, Pandey S and V Gupta (2009) (eds) Training Manual on Conservation  and Collection of Seed Germplasm of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 186 p.
  3. Kak Anjali and RK Tyagi (2010). Inventory of Registered Crop Germplasm (2009-2010).National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources,Pusa Campus. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).New Delhi-110012, 75p.
  4. Jacob S, Singh N, Srinivasan K, Gupta V, Radhamani J, Kak A, Pandey C, Pandey S, Arvind J and Tyagi Rk.(2013) Management of Plant Genetic Resources, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources.New Delhi, 267p.
  5. Kak A and Tyagi RK ( 2015) Inventory of registered Crop Germplasm (2010-2014) ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR), New Delhi-110 012, 103p
  6.  Jacob Sherry, NSingh, K Srinivasan, V Gupta, J Radhamani, A Kak,  C Pandey, S Pandey, J Aravind, IS Bisht and RK Tyagi (2015) Management of Plant Genetic Resources, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 323p 
  7. Kak A , P Mohan, V Gupta, N Dabral and  RK Tyagi ( 2016) Trait–specific germplasm of cotton in National Genebank ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR), New Delhi-110 012, 68p.

Manual Chapters:

  1. Jhorar BS, Pahuja SK, Joshi V and Kak A. 2009. Germplasm Introduction and conservation in Forage crops: Achievements and opportunities In: Training Manual on Germplasm Exchange: Policies and Procedures in India. Pp297-301.
  2. Tyagi RK and A Kak (2013) Registration and conservation of unique Plant Germplasm In Training Manual on “ Conservation of Plant Germplasm including Registered Varieties in GeneBank”(Eds PandeyS, Pandey C, Jacob SR, Srinivasan K, Gupta V, Singh N and Tyagi RK).125-128
  3. Kak A.2013. Registration and conservation of unique Plant Germplasm. In: Management of Plant Genetic Resources, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources Eds Jacob S, Singh N, Srinivasan K, Gupta V, Radhamani J, Kak A, Pandey C, Pandey S, Arvind J and Tyagi RK 211-214.
  4. Jacob S, Singh N, Srinivasan K, Gupta V, Radhamani J, Kak A, Pandey C, Pandey S, Arvind J and Tyagi Rk.(2013) Management of Plant Genetic Resources, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources.New Delhi, 267p.
  5.  Kak A and RK Tyagi (2015) Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives in Seed Genebank: Status, priorities and Constraints In: Training Manual on “Crop Wild Relatives: Identification, collecting and Utlization.” (Eds K Pradeep, Anjula Pandey, KC Bhatt, SP Ahlawat, DP Semwal and  KC Bansal) NBPGR, New Delhi 240-247.
  6. Kak A (2015) Registration and conservation of unique plant germplasm. In:  Management of Plant Genetic Resources Eds. S Jacob, N Singh, K Srinivasan, V Gupta, J Radhamani, A Kak, C Pandey, S Pandey, J Aravind, IS Bisht and RK Tyagi (2015), National Bureau of   Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 243-247.   

Book Chapters:

  1. Gupta, V., Srinivasan, K., Kak, A. and Sharma, SK. (2009) Significance of International Day For Biological Diversity In: Souvenir on Celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity 2009 on Theme “Invasive Alien Species-A threat to Biodiversity”. organised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research , National Biodiversity Authority and Ministry of Environment  and Forests on 22 May , 2009, pp100-107.
  2. Gupta Veena, Pandey Chitra, Pandey Sushil and Kak Anjali. 2009. Trait specific introductions towards diversification of vegetable genetic resources. In:P Kalia, Subodh Joshi, TK Behera and Sushil Pandey.(eds) Training Manual Vegetable Variety Development and Evaluation. IARI, New Delhi. pp 81-87.
  3. Kak A, M Bhardwaj and V Tyagi (2011) Ethno botany related to Forages and livestock. In: AK Singh, MA Khan, N Subash and KM Singh (eds.) Forages and Fodder-Indian Perspective. Daya Publishing House, Delhi, pp 51-56.
  4.    Gupta V, A Kak and RK Tyagi. (2016). Priorities for Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives at the Indian National Genebank. In: Enhancing crop genepool use: capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement. Nigel Maxted, M. Ehsan Dulloo, BrianV. Ford-Lloyd (Eds.) published by CAB International. Pp 231-239
  5. Tyagi V, A Kak and V Joshi. (2011) Flow of Forages/ Fodder Genetic Resources in India: Impact Due to Various International Treaties/ Laws/ Rules. In: AK Singh, MA Khan, N Subash and KM Singh (eds.) Forages and Fodder-Indian Perspective. Daya Publishing House, Delhi, pp 57-72.
  6. Gupta V and Kak A (2014) Conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants at National genebank. In: Conservation, cultivation and exploration of therapeutic potential of medicinal plants. Eds Abhimanyu Kumar, MM Padhi, N Srikanth, B Dhar and AK Mangal. Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Department of Ayush, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt of India, New Delhi. 157-176.

Popular articles:

  1. Gupta V, Kak A, Devi C, Bhardwaj M and Dashora K. 2009.Comparative analytical studies on two species of Morinda – The modern day Sanjivani. Intl. J. For. Resour. Usuf. Mngt. 10(1): 34-38. (pp.308-312)
  2. Bhardwaj M, A Kak, V Gupta, A Gupta and K Dashora (2010) Green Tamiflu: An option to fight Swine flu. MFP NEWS (A quarterly newsletter of the Centre of minor forest products for rural development and environmental conservation, Dehradun. pp 20-21.
  3. Kak A, Gupta V and Tyagi RK.2013. Janandravya Panjikaran-Bhartiya Pripekshya. In: Vagyanik Anushandhan Tatha Vikas, Eds. SK Jindal and P Singh, published by DRDO, DESIDOC, Delhi, 73-78.
  4. Gupta V, A Kak and RK Tyagi (2011) Paadap Janndraviya  Panjikaran,  pp 4.

Presentation in Conference/ Symposia/Seminars/Other Fora:

  1. Veena Gupta and Anjali Kak. 2009. Global climate change- Challenges and threats to plant genetic diversity of Medicinal and Aromatic plants. National Symposium on Recent global development in the management of plant genetic resources, December, 17-18, 2009, NBPGR, New Delhi, p.281.
  2. Veena Gupta & Anjali Kak , 2010 , Exsitu Conservation of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants in National Gene Bank – Opportunities and Challenges in National Conference On “ Biodiversity of Medicinal &Aromatic Plants : Collection, characterisation and Utilization , Organised by Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Association of India at CAG Anand , Nov 24-25 2010 . pp 85.
  3. Kak A, V Gupta and RK Tyagi (2009) Plant Germplasm Registration: A tool for primary protection in changed scenario of IPR regime. In: Books of Abstracts on National Seminar on “Designing Crops for the Changing Climate” held at Ranchi on October 30-31, pp 121.
  4. Gupta V and A Kak (2009) Global climate change-Challenges and threats to plant genetic diversity of medicinal and aromatic plants. In: National Symposia on Recent Developments in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources, 17-18 December 2009. Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, pp 281-282.
  5. Kak A. Status of forage crops in the NGB and Revised Plant Germplasm Guidelines presented in National Group Meeting Rabi-2014-15 of All India Coordinated Research Project on Forage Crops at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 26-27 th August 2014
  6. Gupta V and A Kak (2009) Global climate change-Challenges and threats to plant genetic diversity of medicinal and aromatic plants. In: National Symposia on Recent Developments in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources, 17-18 December 2009. Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, pp 281-282.
  7. Randhawa GJ, R Chhabra, R Sharma and A Kak (2009) Screening for adventitious presence of Transgenes in ex-situ collections of cotton. In: National Symposia on Recent Developments in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources, 17-18 December 2009. Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, pp 219-220.
  8. Veena Gupta and Anjali Kak. 2010. Ex situ Conservation of medicinal and Aromatic Plants in National Gene Bank – Opportunities and Challenges. in proc. ( Eds)National Conference On “ Biodiversity of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants : Collection, Characterisation and Utilization”, organised by Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India at GAU Anand , Nov 24-25 2010 . pp 85.
  9.  Kak A, Gupta V and Tyagi RK (2012) Plant Germplasm Registration-a tool for primary protection of genetic resources. Presented at International Conference on Biotechnology: A Rendezvous with Basic Science for Global Prosperity, Dec. 26-27, 2012.
  10. Gupta V, L Arya, Ramya K N, A Kak, C D Pandey and M Verma (2012) Genetic Diversity and relatedness in Morinda tomentosa using RAPD Markers presented at Seventh Noni Search 2012 on Noni –The Tool for Wellness, Oct 6-7 2012 at Chennai.
  11.  Arya L, V Gupta, Ramya K N, A Kak, C D Pandey and M Verma (2012) Start Codon Targeted (SCoT) markers for species differentiation and diversity analysis in Morinda spp. presented at Seventh Noni Search 2012 on Noni –The Tool for Wellness, Oct 6-7 2012 at Chennai.
  12. Pandey CD, A Kak, L Arya, Ramya K N and VGupta (2012) Phenotypic Diversity in Morinda Species Collected from Madhya Pradesh’’presented at Seventh Noni Search 2012 on Noni –The Tool for Wellness, Oct 6-7 2012 at Chennai.
  13.   Gupta V and Kak A (2012) Conservation status of Morinda citrifolia (Noni)- An ancient drug for modern medication. presented at International Conference on Biotechnology: A Rendezvous with Basic Science for Global prosperity, Dec. 26-27,2012.
  14. Gupta V and A Kak. 2010. Ex situ Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in National Gene Bank – Opportunities and Challenges. In proc. (Eds.) National Conference On “Biodiversity of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Collection, Characterization and Utilization”, organized by Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India at GAU Anand, Nov 24-25 2010. pp85.

Six trait specific germplasm were registered in cotton:

  • CINA-333 (INGR10059) developed by P. Mohan, K. R. Kranthi, Harish Kumbhalkar and A. Kak for high seed cotton yield potential cultivar, high volume of capsule and long claw of petals.
  • SLL-33 (INGR10060) developed by P. Mohan, KR Kranthi,  A Kak, BR Rode for Single leaf lobe (marker trait).
  • YPLL-29 (INGR10061) developed by P. Mohan, KR Kranthi, A Kak, BR Rode for yellow pigmented leaf lobe (marker trait).
  • CSLL-59 (INGR10062) developed by P. Mohan, KR Kranthi, A Kak, BR Rode for cup shaped leaf lobe (marker trait).
  • CNH CB 211 (INGR14058) developed by P. Mohan, K. R. Kranthi, B. R. Rode, V. Gotmare and A. Kak for Cluster boll bearing habit, deeply palmate leaf lobe.
  • CNH CB 212 (INGR14059) developed by P. Mohan, K. R. Kranthi, B. R. Rode, V. Gotmare, M. Saravanan and A. Kak for Cluster boll bearing habit, zero monopodia and compact habit.

 

     
Awards/Honours:
     
Recent Publications Research Papers
1.  Kak A, S Agarwal, C Pandey and Veena Gupta (2015). Responses to seed dormancy breaking treatments in Wild Hibiscus Species.Vegetos28 (2)143-147
     
 
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Last Updated : 29/06/2017