PLANT BIOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS, CSIR – CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS
Dr. Velusamy Sundaresan
Role in Organization
Main Area of Expertise
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Molecular and morphological authentication of Indian Medicinal Plants. DNA Barcoding of CITES and other herbal medicinal plants. Biodiversity characterization and conservation of RET species. Field survey and population biology.
Main facilities and/or core expertise
DNA Barcoding Laboratory. Field Genebank. Field knowledge on Biodiversity of Indian Medicinal Plants.
1. DNA barcoding: an efficient tool to overcome authentication challenges in the herbal market. 2. Evaluation of single and multilocus DNA barcodes towards species delineation in complex tree genus Terminalia. 3. Higher efficiency of ISSR markers over plastid psbA‐trnH region in resolving taxonomical status of genus Ocimum L. 4. ISSR-Derived Species-Specific SCAR Marker for Rapid and Accurate Authentication of Ocimum tenuiflorum L. 5. Micropropagation, encapsulation, and conservation of Decalepis salicifolia, a vanillin isomer containing medicinal and aromatic plant
Fields of interest
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Scientific collaboration on Herbal plants and products. Contract research on DNA Barcoding research. Commercial partnership on Authentication of herbals and herbal products. Any Medicinal plants global research projects.