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Dhananjaya M.V.

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Principal Scientist
Division of Vegetable Crops
Genetics and Plant Breeding
MSc (Ag),Ph.D
Research Accomplishments: 

Involved in development and release 3 varieties in Carnation and Rose. In carnation, name of the released varieties are ‘Arka Flame’,’Arka Tejas’ and the variety released in rose is ‘Arka Parimala’. Responsible for registration of Four carnation lines with NBPGR New Delhi for their unique ornamental and economically important traits. In rose,responsible for registration of 3 genetic stock for their ornamental value and as resistance source for powdery mildew and black spot disease. Responsible for overcoming crossability barrier in inter-varietal hybridization involving cut flower carnation varieties. As a curator, responsible for collection,evaluation and maintenance of 50 Dianthus germplasm. Responsible for undertaking exploration of sub-Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh to collect more than 10 rose species involving 4 native species. All the 10 species have been successfully acclimatized to Bangalore condition.Thirty six accessions belong to 10 species have been submitted to NBPGR for registration and IC numbers have been obtained for further utilization.


1. Tejaswini and M. V. Dhananjaya, (2005). Analyses of Divergence and Recombination Potential in Ornamental Roses. Acta Hort 690: 131-136

2. M.V. Dhananjaya and V.V. Sulladmath (2006). Rapid and efficient clonal propogation of Anthurium andreanum cultivar. Singapore Hybrid. Indian J. of Hort 63(1): 59-61.

3. M.V. Dhananjaya and Tejaswini, (2004). Interspecific hybrid: An attempt to combine advantage of carnation and pinks. Journal of Ornamental: 7 (3&4): 1-6

4. Tejaswini, Dhananjaya M. V. and Bhanuprakash K. 2005. Problems and Prospects of Rose Breeding. In: Crops: Growth, Quality and Biotechnology. WFL Publisher, Helsinki, Finland. Pp: 1025-1037.

5. M.V. Dhananjaya and V.V. Sulladmath (2006). Interspecific hybrid: An attempt to combine advantage of carnation and pinks. Journal of Ornamental Horticultural: 7 (3&4): 1-6

6. M.V. Dhananjaya and V.V. Sulladmath, (2003). "Callus mediated regeneration from petiole explants of Anthurium andreanum cv. Singapore Hybrid”. Journal of Ornamental Horticultural : 6(3): 217-221

7. M.V. Dhananjaya and V.V. Sulladmath, (2003). "Assessment of substrate mediaamong tissue culture derived plants of Anthurium andreanum cultivar Singapore Hybrid”. Journal of Ornamental Horticultural : 6(4): 310-315

8. Dhananjaya, M.V. and Tejaswini, 2003. “Season, pretreatment and stage of flower development for efficient crossing program involving exotic rose cultivars. In: One Hundred Research Papers in Floriculture”. Journal of Ornamental Horticultural 10: p262-268.

Other Publications

1. Dhananjaya M.V. and Tejaswini 2006. Green rose: An Intriguing Rose Accession. The Indian Rose Annual XXII. The Indian Rose Federation. Pp:150-152

2. Tejaswini, Dhananjaya M.V. and Devinder Prakash. 2007. Farm Trial Proposal of carnation variety I.I.H.R.P-1. In: Research Results and Extension activities for Eastern Dry Zone. Directorate of Research, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Pp:251-253.

3. Tejaswini, Dhananjaya M.V., Jansi Rani B., Ramachandran N., Sangama, Meenakshi Srinivas and Bhat R.N. 2008. Rose varieties and advanced lines from Indian Institute of Horticulture Research. In: The Indian Rose Annual XXIV. The Indian Rose Federation. Pp:71-75.

4. Tejaswini, Bhanuprakash, K and Dhananjaya M.V. 2003. Rose Breeding: The Science Behind. The Indian Rose Annual XIX. The Indian Rose Federation. Pp:51-59.

5. Tejaswini, M.V. Dhananjaya, D. Srinivasa Murthy, P.A. Sangama, M. Edward Raja, N. Ramachandran, B. Jhansi Rani and K.S. Krishna Prasad. 2007. Technical Bulletin, No.34, Cultivation of Carnation. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.

Awards & Recognitions: 

Vartieties developed: 1. ‘Arka Flame’ in carnation 2. ‘Arka Tejas’ in Dianthus 3. ‘Arka Parimala’ in rose. Genetic Stocks Registered with NBPGR,New Delhi 1. IIHRC-1: Microcarnation 2. IIHRIS-1: Pot Dianthus 3. IIHRIS-2: Microcarnation 4. IIHRP-1: First Indian cut flower carnation 5. IIHRP-13: For Fragrance, moderately resistant to thrips and black spot disease in rose 6. IIHRRs-1: Source of Resistance to Powdery Mildew in rose 7. IIHRRS-2: Source of Resistance to powdery mildew and black spot

Permanent Address: 
Kaginalli,Shikaripur Tq, Shimoga Dt, Karnataka State
Address for Communication: 

#24, 1st Main, Best County-III, Hessaraghatta Road, Near Sambram College, Vidyaranyapura Post, Bangalore - 560 097

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Telephone #: 
080-23086100 Extn 453