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LIST OF ON-GOING PROJECTS [ Location: CMER & TI, Lahdoigarh, Jorhat]

 Project Title

Principal Investigator

Project duration

Development of LED traps for controlling major insect pests and predators in Muga ecosystem Needs for organic muga silk production

Funding Agency: DST-SYST, New Delhi

Dr. R. Kumar July 2017-June 2019

Studies on the cross transmission of pebrine spores from lepidopteran caterpillars to muga silkworm (Antheraea assamensis, Helfer) and its control measures

Funding agency: CSB, Bangalore

Dr. Kh. Subadas Singh June 2017-May 2020

Improvement of Muga Cocoon yield through technology intervention and refinement of crop schedule in Terai region of West Bengal   

Funding agency: CSB, Bangalore

Dr. N. Biswas Dec., 2016 Nov., 2019

Development of Seed Preservation Technology for Muga Silkworm (Antheraea assamensis Helfer) (with SSTL, CSB, Kodathi)

Funding agency: CSB, Bangalore

Dr. R. Kumar June 2017-May 2019

Standardization & Popularization of Treated Bamboo Products in Ericulture (Collaboration with Rain Forest Research Institute, ICFRE, Jorhat and NABARD, Jorhat)

Funding agency: CSB, Bangalore

Dr. S.A. Ahmed July 2016 - June 2019

In-situ conservation of muga silkworm Antheraea assamensis, Helfer (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) and other wild silk moths (collaborated DoS, Meghalaya, BTC, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh)

Funding agency: MoT under NERTPS

Dr. R. Kumar April 2017-March 2020

Isolation and characterization of lytic bacteriophages infecting bacterial pathogens of Muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis Helfer

(Funding agency: DST, New Delhi)

Dr. M. Chutia April 2017 -March 2020
Biodiversity assessment of wild silkmoths and rearing potentialities of muga (Antheraea assamensis Helfer) and eri silkworm (Samia ricini Donovan) for sustainable development in Nagaland                    (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore) Dr. K. Neog

Feb., 2017 - Jan., 2020

Role of hormesis in mitigating oxidative stress and its impact on growth and yield of Muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis Helfer            (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore) Dr. Ranjini M.S. Sept., 2016-July 2019

Next generation sequencing studies and bioinformatics analysis of microbiome of flacherie infected Antheraea assamensis Helfer for developing effective disease control measures                      (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore)

Dr. G. Subrahmanyam Sept., 2016 -July 2019
Assessment of phytochemical diversity in Som (Persea bombycina Kost), the primary host plant of Antheraea assamensis Helfer from Northeast India  (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore) Dr. Prashanth S. Sept., 2016-July 2019
Characterization and efficacy of bacterial antagonists against Alternaria ricini infecting Castor in North-eastern India                      (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore) Sri Jeevan B. Sept., 2016 - July 2019
Development of suitable incubation device of Eri silkworm to overcome hatching problem during summer                               (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore) Mrs. M. Senapati Sept., 2016 - July 2018
Validation of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) associated in muga silkworm seed production system                             (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore) Sri D. Mech Sept., 2016 -July 2019
Impact of Training on Knowledge and Adoption Level of Improved Technologies of Muga Culture.                                     (Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore) Dr. Vijay N. Sept., 2016 -March 2018

Soil Health Cards for sericulture farmers of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim

(Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore)

Dr. U. Hazarika Sept., 16 -July 2019

Development of microbial biocatalyst by heterologous expression of hpaC and soxABC gene cluster in biosurfactant producing bacterium for effective desulfurization of dibenzothiophene (DST Fast Track Scheme)

(Funding agency: DST, New Delhi)

Dr. G. Subrahmanyam Aug., 2016 - July 19

Whole Genome Sequencing and functional genomics of Golden Silk moth Antheraea assamensis

(Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore)

Dr. K. Neog March 2016 - Feb., 19

Effect of plant protections formulations on the growth development and productivity of muga silkworm Antheraea assamensis Helfer (Saturniidae: Lepidoptera)

(Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore)

Dr. K. Neog

March 2016 - Feb., 2019

Development of suitable combinations / hybrids of eri silkworm with sustainable performance for commercial exploitation

(Funded agency: CSB , Bangalore)

Dr. B.N. Sarkar March 2016 - Feb., 2019

Development of decision support system for early warning of selected muga silkworm diseases and pests with geospatial technique (with NESAC, Shillong)

(Funding agency: CSB , Bangalore)

Dr. S.A. Ahmed

March 16 - Feb. 19

Enhancement of rural economy through technology intervention for sustainable muga culture in Upper Brahmaputra Valley of Assam

(Funding agency: DBT, New Delhi)

Dr. Ranjana Das

March 2016 - Feb., 2019

Isolation and Characterization of Anti Fungal Peptides from Muga Silkworm Antheraea assamensis Helfer (collaboration with NEIST, Jorhat and IIT, Kharagpur and

(Funding agency: DBT, New Delhi)

Dr. K. Neog April '2014 - Sept., 2017

Characterization, transmission and cyto-pathology of infectious flacherie and cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus in muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis Helfer

(Funding agency: DBT, New Delhi)

Dr. M. Chutia

July 2013 - March 2018

Establishment of Advanced Level Institutional Biotech Hub

(Funding agency: DBT, New Delhi)

Dr. M. Chutia

Nov., 2010 - Dec., 2019

Regular Porgramme

Forecasting and forewarning for pest and diseases of muga host plants and silkworm (CSB)

Dr. Ranjana Das April., 2014 onwards



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