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Hima Bindu K.

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Principal Scientist (Plant breeding)
Division of Flower and Medicinal Crops
Genetics and Plant Breeding
Ph. D
Research Accomplishments: 

(During the Period of 2019-2023) 

  1. Developed two superior lines of Kalemgh with high andrographolide content and high biomass. 
  2. Isolated two elite lines with high biomass and high wedelolactone content in Bhringaraj.
  3. Promising lines in  Brahmi ( Bacopa monnieri) with high bacoside content are under trials.
  4. Developed superior hybrids in betelvine with resistance to powdery mildew and high leaf yield
  5. Successful production of  interspecific hybrids in betelvine with Piper colubrinum  with moderate resistance and  resistance to Phytophthora.
  6. Developed and validated new method for estimating wedelolactone content in Bhringaraj
  7. Developed and designed SSRs markers and  finger printing of  lines  in Betelvine and  Bhringaraj .
  8. Facilitated seed multiplication of  identified varieties of Velvet bean and Aswagandha through seed village concept and multiplying planting material of  more than sixty different herbs
Varieties / Technologies Developed: 


  1. Six superior non itchy lines with high seed yield and L dopa Content in Velvet bean
    (Mucuna pruriens var utilis) with varied crop duration and seed coat traits were identified for release from ICAR-IIHR . They are Arka Dhanvantari, Arka Aswini, Arka Daksha, Arka Charaka, Arka shubra, Arka Shukla well received by growers and Industry.
  2. Co developer of variety Arka Aswagandha a high root yielding line of Aswagandha
    (Withania somnifera) with higher chemical content is released from Institute
  3. Co developer of variety Aerobic rice Anagha BI-33 (ARB-6) is released and recommended for aerobic situation in zone 5 of Karnataka.

 (Best 10/High Impact)

  1. K. Hima Bindu, S. Sujatha, S.P. Tanuja 2023 Genotypic variability in yield, L-Dopa and mineral nutrient profile in velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens L.) production systems, J. Food Composition and Analysis,Volume 118,105152, ( NAAS-10.52)
  2. G.N. Manjesh , Hima Bindu K, K. K. Upreti , Debi Sharma  , Mallikarjuna Gowda A.P. , D.C. Manjunathagowda  , A. Chinapolaiah , M.K. Shewale , D.K. Kusuma 2022 Diversity of flavonoids profile in sexually dimorphic clones of betle vine [Piper betle L.] genotypes based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry [LCMS/MS]. Industrial Crops and Products ,187, (NAAS rating  11.65)
  3. A. Chinapolaiah, K.Hima Bindu , ManjeshG.N. V.ThondaimanV.Keshava Rao N.Hariprasad Rao   S.Sudheer Kumar 2019 Variability in L-Dopa and other biochemical composition of Mucunapruriens (L.) an underutilized tropical legume ,Industrial Crops and Products  Volume 138, ( NAAS Factor 9.85)
  4. Kumar, B.A., Rao, V.K., Bindu, K.H., Rohini M.R and Shivkumar (2021). Development, validation and application of RP-HPLC method for quantitative estimation of wedelolactone in different accessions and plant parts of Eclipta alba (L.). J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. .  (NAAS-7.53)
  5. Yogeswari, S, Hima Bindu, K., Kamalraj, S., Ashokkumar, V,  and  Jayabaskaran,C (2020) Antidiabetic, Antithrombin and Cytotoxic bioactive compounds in five cultivars of Piper betle L., Environmental Technology & Innovation, Volume 20, 101140, (IF impact factor 3.356 =NAAS rating 7.9)
  6. Chinapolaiah, A.,  Hima Bindu, K., Thondaiman,V., Manjesh, G.N., Rao, N.H., Kumar, S.S. and Reddy, R.N. (2021). Variability of L-Dopa and its association with morphological growth and yield traits of Mucuna pruriens (L.) germplasm. Legume Research. 44(1): 8-14. DOI: 10.18805/LR-4069. ( NAAS Rating 6.34)
  7. A. Chinapolaiah, K. Hima Bindu, G. N. Manjesh, N. Hariprasad Rao, S. Sudheer Kumar and  T.Vasantha Kumar 2017 Heterosis and combining ability analysis for yield and yield  contributing traits in velvet bean Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC Legume research  DOI:10.18805/LR-3823 (NAAS rating 6.15)
  8. Sowmya Kumari, Umesha K.  and  Himabindu K. 2017 Growth Regulators Impact on Yield and Alkaloid Content of Kalmegh  (Andrographis paniculataNees) Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 5 (2): 1095-1099 (2017) (NAAS rating 6.15)
  9. Vinay, S. Patil, Sadashiv Nadukeri, G. Raviraja Shetty, K. Hima Bindu and M. Ganapathi  2018 Evaluation of cowhage (Mucunapruriens L.) genotypes for growth and flowering characters in arecanut plantation under hill zone of Karnataka. Legume Research, 47(1) 48-52. ( NAAS factor 6.23)
  10. Chinapolaiah, A.,  Hima Bindu, K., Thondaiman,V., Manjesh, G.N., Rao, N.H., Kumar, S.S. and Reddy, R.N. (2021). Variability of L-Dopa and its association with morphological growth and yield traits of Mucuna pruriens (L.) germplasm. Legume Research. 44(1): 8-14. DOI: 10.18805/LR-4069. ( NAAS Rating 6.34)
  11. Mohankumar, G. P, Hima Bindu, K., Sriram, S. and Subhash Sri Sanjay Malempati, 2023. Screening of betel vine interspecific hybrids for resistance to Phytophthora nicotianae, Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems. (NAAS rating  5.05)

Books Chapter

  1. Bindu Hima K and BK Das (2022) Betelvine  In : Plantation cropsin India ( Editor: WS Dhillon) Narendra publishing house , New Delhi pp 49-73 ISBN 978-93-91063-83-2
  2. Bindu, K.H., Mythili, J.B., Rohini M.R., (2018). Genetic Engineering in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. In: Rout, G.R., Peter, K.V. (Eds.), Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops. Academic Press, Elsevier pp. 249–271 ISBN: 978-0-12-810439-2
  3. Hima Bindu K and Rohini M.R. (2018). Advances in Breeding of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. In: Sadashiv, N., Hanumanthappa, M., Shashikala, S.K.(Eds.), Medicinal and Aromatic Crops Conservation & Cultivation, Akinik pp.58-74 ISBN 978-93-5335-343-8
  4. Hima Bindu, K. and Mohankumar, G. P., 2022. Prospects of cultivation of medicinal and aromatic crops in semi-arid tropics. National Seminar on ―Problems and Prospects of Horticulture in Semi-Arid Tropics, Sri Krishnadevaraya College of Horticultural Sciences, Anantapuramu, A.P. pp. 26-33 ISBN 978-81-957672-0-5
Awards & Recognitions: 


Fellow of Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding Life member of the following Societies

  1. Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi.
  2. Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bangalore
  3. Indian Society of spices, Calicut
  4. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Association of India, Gujarat.
  5. Association of Promotion of Medicines and Aromatic Plants, Bangalore. 

 Faculty recognition

  1. ICAR-IARI PG school, New Delhi 
  2. University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot
  3. University of Agricultural Sciences , GKVK, Bangalore 
  4. Dr YSR Horticultural University, V.R. Gudem, Andhra Pradesh 
  5. Bangalore University, Bangalore
Permanent Address: 
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