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Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695562
Dr. K. Satheesh Kumar
    Scientist - E1
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division
Fax: 91(0) 472 - 2869646
E-mail: satkrishnan@rediffmail.com
Dr. K. Satheesh Kumar
Area of Interest : Bioproduction of Plant-Specific Medicinal Compounds
Completed / On going Projects
Title of the project

Funding agency

Position Duration
Regeneration of plants of Agrobacterium rhizogenes induced hairy roots and comparative field performance of conventional, tissue culture and hairy root derived plants of Plumbago rosea L. Funded by STEC, Govt. of Kerala STEC Principal Investigator 3.55 years
Bioproduction of plant-derived secondary compounds through cell and root cultures KSCSTE Plant fund support
Principal Investigator 3years

A patent is sealed on Technology for the production of plumbagin through root cultures of Plumbago rosea .1998. No.-183682.
List of Publications
Books/ Contributory Articles
1 Satheeshkumar K and Seeni S (1994). A book on Culture and Cultivation of Anthuriums (regional language) Published by TBGRI, Palode
2 Satheeshkumar K and Seeni S (1994). A contributory article on Plant Tissue Culture and its Applications (regional language) in Kerala Kaumudi Agricultural supplement.
Papers published
1 Satheeshkumar K and Bhavanandan KV (1988). Micropropagation of Plumbago rosea L. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 15 pp. 275-278
2 Satheeshkumar K and Bhavanandan KV (1989). Regeneration of plants from leaf callus of Plumbago rosea L Ind.J. Exp.Biol. 27 pp. 368-69
3 Satheeshkumar K, Seeni S and Bhavanandan KV (1996). Root drugs for conventional and modern medicine through micropropagation and root cultures of Plumbago rosea L. In: Proc. of 8th Kerala Sci. Cong., Cochin pp. 527-531, STEC Govt. of Kerala
4 Satheeshkumar K and Seeni S (2000). In vitro multiplication of Nothapodites foetida (Wight.) Sleumer. through seedling explant cultures. Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 38 pp. 273-278
5 Satheeshkumar K and Seeni S (2002). Production of plumbagin (5-hydroxy 2-methyl 1:4 naphthoquinone) in callus and cell suspension cultures of Plumbago indica Linn. Ind. J. Biotechnology 1 pp. 305-308
6 Satheeshkumar K and Seeni S (2003). In vitro mass multiplication and production of roots in Plumbago rosea L. Planta Medica 69 pp. 83-86.
7 Binoy Jose and Satheeshkumar K (2004). In vitro mass multiplication of Ophiorrhiza mungo Linn. Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 42 pp. 639-642.
8 Satheeshkumar, K and Seeni S (2004). Somatic embryogenesis in cotyledonary callus cultures of Nothapodites foetida (Wight.) Sleumer communicated (PCTOC)
Papers in seminar/symposia/workshop/invited talk during 2002-05
1 Satheeshkumar K, Seeni S and Bhavanandan KV (1993). Bioproduction of plumbagin in tissue, cell and root cultures of Plumbago rosea L (Presented at the first National Symposium on developments in molecular biology and genetic engineering, TNAU, Coimbatore.
2 Satheeshkumar K and Seeni S (1994). Foliar tissue culture and mass multiplication of six Anthurium hybrids (Presented at the first National Seminar on Anthuriums, 8-9 May, Trivandrum).
3 Satheeshkumar K, Seeni S and Bhavanandan KV (1993). Regeneration and phytochemical potential of Plumbago rosea L Tissue cultured in vitro (Presented at the First International conference on current progress in medicinal and aromatic plants. Dec 30-Jan 1st 1995, at Calcutta)
4 Satheeshkumar K, Krishnan PN and Seeni S (1995). Induction of callus and rhizogenesis in Cassava (Presented at the National Symposium on Environmental Dimensions of Palynological Sciences April 11-12, at Trivandrum
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