Institute of Forest Biodiversity Hyderabad
वन जैव विविधता संस्थान
Institute of Forest Biodiversity
Hyderabad, Telengana (India)

Dr. Kavi Sidharthan

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Name of Scientist:

KaviSidharthan. V

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Designation:

Scientist-B

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Date of Birth:

13.07.1994

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Institute/Place of Posting:

IFB, Hyderabad

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Contact Details:                                                            

7827410398 (M)

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Email ID:

kavisidharthan.v@gmail.com

kavisv@icfre.org

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Date of Joining at ICFRE:

15.01.2021

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Pay Level and Date of continuous appointment to the present post/grade:

Level-10 (15.01.2021)

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Discipline/Specialization:

Plant Pathology

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Educational Qualification (from graduation):

Degree

Subject

Year of Passing

University

Grade

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Plant Pathology

2022

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

9.05/10.0

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Plant Pathology

2017

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

9.15/10.0

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Agriculture

2015

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

9.31/10.0

 

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Important research contributions (Best Five):

  • Discovery of putative novel viruses of Spruce Dwarf Mistletoe using public domain transcriptome datasets
  • Discovery of five putative novel poleroviruses and an enamovirus in six plant species using public domain plant transcriptomes
  • Discovery of nine putative novel secoviruses in eight plant species using public domain plant transcriptomes
  • Identification of Triticum polonicum closterovirus- a novel closterovirus in dwarf Polish wheat using  public domain plant transcriptomes
  • First report of Xylotrechus smei as the causal agent of tree drying in red sanders

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Important Research Papers/Publications:

Research Papers

  • Sidharthan, V. K., Sevanthi, A. M., Jaiswal, S., & Baranwal, V. K. (2020). Robust Virome Profiling and Whole Genome Reconstruction of Viruses and Viroids Enabled by Use of Available mRNA and sRNA-Seq Datasets in Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 1232. (IF: 6.1)
  • Jaiswal, D., Sidharthan, V. K., Sharma, S. K., Rai, R., Choudhary, N., Ghosh, A., & Baranwal, V. K. (2021). Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus manipulates the expression of vitellogenin, cytoskeleton, and endocytotic pathway-related genes to become circulative in its vector, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). 3 Biotech, 11(2), 1-12. (IF: 2.9)
  • Sidharthan, V. K., Kalaivanan, N. S., & Baranwal, V. K. (2021). Discovery of putative novel viruses in the transcriptomes of endangered plant species native to India and China. Gene, 786, 145626. (IF: 3.9)
  • Sidharthan, V. K., & Baranwal, V. K. (2021). Mining of the water hyssop (Bacopamonnieri) transcriptome reveals genome sequences of two putative novel rhabdoviruses and a solendovirus. Archives of Virology, 166(7), 1985-1990. (IF: 2.7)
  • Sidharthan, V. K., Kalaivanan, N. S., & Baranwal, V. K. (2021). Identification of two putative novel RNA viruses in the transcriptome datasets of small cardamom. Plant Gene, 27, 100305.
  • Sidharthan, V. K., Sharma, S. K., & Baranwal, V. K. (2021). The first near-complete genome sequence of large cardamom chirke virus mined from the transcriptome dataset of large cardamom. Plant Gene, 28, 100324.
  • Kavi Sidharthan, V., Nagendran, K., & Baranwal, V. K. (2022). Exploration of plant transcriptomes reveals five putative novel poleroviruses and an enamovirus. Virus Genes, 58(3), 244-253. (IF: 2.2)
  • Sidharthan, V. K., Chaturvedi, K. K., & Baranwal, V. K. (2022). Diverse RNA viruses in a parasitic flowering plant (spruce dwarf mistletoe) revealed through RNA-seq data mining. Journal of General Plant Pathology, 88, 138-144. (IF: 1.2)
  • Sidharthan, V. K., & Baranwal, V. K. (2022). Dwarf polish wheat hosts a novel closterovirus: Revelation by transcriptome data-mining. Acta Virologica, 69(2), 182-185. (IF: 1.2)

Book Chapter

  • Sidharthan, V. K., Aggarwal, R., & Shanmugam, V. (2019). Fusarium wilt of crop plants: disease development and management. In: Wilt Diseases of Crops and their Management, 519-533.

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Awards and Honours:

  • 2020: Received APS travel grant award
  • 2018: Awarded MJ Narasimhan Academic Merit Award
  • 2018: Awarded IARI Merit medal for Master’s degree
  • 2018: Awarded DST-INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuance of Ph.D. degree
  • 2017: Secured 1st rank in IARI Ph.D entrance examination in the discipline of Plant Pathology
  • 2017: Qualified for Lectureship in the field of Plant Pathology through the National Eligibility Test conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board
  • 2016: Qualified for Lectureship in the field of Life Sciences through the National Eligibility Test conducted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
  • 2015: Secured 1st rank in Plant Sciences stream in Indian Council of Agricultural Research Junior Research Fellowship Examination & Awarded Junior Research Fellowship for pursuance of Post-Graduate degree
  • 2015: Received ACCOPSA award for academic excellence in B.Sc. (Agriculture)

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International Exposure:

  • 2018: Visited Japan under JENESYS program

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