Dr. Pritam Kalia

Division of Vegetable Science

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute




1983 Ph.D., Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, HP, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Kalia P, Aminedi R, Golz J, Russell D, Choudhary P, Rawat S, Bansal S, Tenazas F, Singh A, Panwar A, Kalia V, BeheraT and Bhatacharya R.2020. Development of diamondback moth resistant transgenic cabbage and cauliflower by stacking Cry1B and Cry1C Bt genes Acta Hortic. 1282. ISHS 2020. DOI 0.17660/ ActaHortic. 2020.1282.36
  2. Kalia P, Muthukumar P, Sharma R, Devi RA, Sharma K and Saha S. 2020. Or gene led enrichment of β-carotene in Indian cauliflower to tackle malnutrition. Acta Hortic. 1282. ISHS 2020. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1282.36
  3. Singh S, Selvakumar R, Mangal M and Kalia P. 2020. Breeding and genomic investigations for quality and nutraceutical traits in vegetable crops-a review. Indian J. Hort. 77(1):1-40. 10.5958/0974-0112.2020.00001.8
  4. Chaudhary P, Kalia P, Aminedi R, Bansal S and Kumar S. 2020. Optimization of in vitro conditions favourable for effective regeneration in Pusa Meghna Indian Cauliflower. Indian J. Hort. 77(1):34-39. DOI : 10.5958/0974-0112.2020.00014.6
  5. Maurya PK, Srivastava A, Mangal M, Talukdar A, Mondal B, Solanki V, Khar A and Kalia P. 2019. Genetic analysis for resistance to leaf curl disease in Chilli Peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) under specific situations. Indian J. Genet. 79(4) 741-748. DOI: 10.31742/IJGPB.79.4.13
  6. Singh S, Kalia P, Meena RK, Mangal M, Islam S and Saha S. 2019. Genetics and Expression analysis of Anthocyanin accumulation in curd portion of Sicilian Purple to facilitate biofortification of Indian cauliflower. Front. Plant Sci.
  7. Singh S, Kalia P, Mangal M, Chinthagunti H, Chug C, Mishra S, Shivakumara TN and Rao U. 2019. In Vitro screening technique and polymorphic DNA markers for introgression of root knot nematode resistance in tropical carrot. Indian J. Hort.76(3): 430-437. DOI : 10.5958/0974-0112.2019.00069.0.
  8. Selvakumar R, Kalia P and Raje RS. 2019. Genetic analysis of nutritional traits in tropical carrot (Daucus carota L.). GENETIKA, Vol. 51, No2, 641-660. UDC 575.630
  9. Vanlalneih B, Saha P, Kalia P, Jaiswal S, Kundu A, Saha ND, Sirowa SS, Singh N. 2019. Chemometric approach based characterization and selection of mid-early cauliflower for bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity. J. Food Sci. Technol.
  10. Vanlalneihi B, Saha P, Kalia P, Singh S, Saha ND, Kundu A. 2019. Genetic and principal component analysis for agro-morphological traits, bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity variation in breeding lines of early Indian cauliflower and their suitability for breeding.The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology.
  11. Vanlalneihi B., Saha P, Kalia P, Singh S and Singh N. 2019. Microsatellite maker based intervarietal variability study in Indian cauliflower. Indian J. Hort. 76(2) : 300-304. DOI : 10.5958/0974-0112.2019.00046.X
  12. Kalia P, Mangal M, Singh S, Chugh  C,  Mishra S, Chaudhary SP. 2019. Morphological and molecular changes on cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) introgression in Asiatic carrot (Daucus carota L.). Planta
  13. Mathapati GB, Kalia P, Islam S, Saini N, Kumar A and Khar A. 2019. Influence of Culture Media and Their Compositions on Haploid Induction in Indian Short Day Onion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences volume 89, pp.739–746.
  14. KHAR A, ISLAM S, KALIA P, BHATIA R and KUMAR A.2019. Present status of haploidy research in onion (Allium cepa) – A review. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 89 (3): 396–405, March 2019/Review Article
  15. Srivastava A, Mangal M, Gosavi G and Kalia P. 2018. Characterization of cultivated and wild species of Capsicum using microsatellite markers. Indian J. Hort. 75(2): 218-225. DOI : 10.5958/0974-0112.2018.00039.7
  16. Kalia P, Sharma BB and Singh D. 2018. Marker-assisted introgression of black rot resistance gene Xca1bc into cauliflower through interspecific hybridization. Acta Hortic. 1203: 51-57. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1203.8.
  17. Kalia P, Muthukumar P, Soi S and Shilpi. 2018. Marker-assisted introgression of the Or gene for enhancing β-carotene content in Indian cauliflower. Acta Hortic. 1203: 121-127. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1203.8
  18. Muthukumar P, Kalia P, Sharma M and Vashisht S. 2017. Study of β-carotene enhancing ‘Or’ gene effects on yield and contributing traits in mid-season Indian cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.). Indian J. Hort. 74(4): 520-525. DOI : 10.5958/0974-0112.2017.00101.3
  19. Rawal HC, Kumar S, Mithra ASV , Solanke Amolkumar U, Nigam D, Saxena S, Tyagi A, Sureshkumar V, Kalia P , Singh NP, Yadav NR, Singh NK, Sharma TR, and Gaikwad K. 2017. High Quality Unigenes and Microsatellite Markers from Tissue Specific Transcriptome and Development of a Database in Cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.).Genes 8,313(1-17);doi:10.3390/genes 8110313
  20. Mangal M, Srivastava A, Sharma R and Kalia P 2017. Conservation and Dispersion of Genes Conferring Resistance to Tomato Begomoviruses between Tomato and Pepper Genomes. Front. Plant Sci. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01803. Published: 07 November 2017 Volume 8 | Article 1803.
  21. Kaila T, Chaduvla PK, Rawal HC, Saxena S, Tyagi A, Mithra SVA, Solanke AU., Kalia P, Sharma TR, Singh NK and Gaikwad K. 2017. Chloroplast Genome Sequence of Cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.): Genome Structure and Comparative Analysis. Genes  8, 212(1-18); doi: 10.3390/genes8090212
  22. Kalia P, Saha P and Ray S. 2017. Development of RAPD and ISSR derived SCAR markers linked to Xca1bo gene conferring resistance to black rot disease in cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.). Euphytica 213:232.DOI 10.1007/s10681-017-2025-y
  23. Selvakumar R, Kalia P and Raje RS. 2017. Genetic analysis of root yield and its contributing traits in tropical carrot (Daucus carota L.). Indian J. Hort. 74(2): 214-219.
  24. Sharma BB, Kalia, P, Singh, D and Sharma, TR. 2017. Introgression of Black Rot Resistance from Brassica carinata to Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis Group) through Embryo Rescue. Front. Plant Sci. 8:1255. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01255.
  25. Srivastava A, Mangal M, Saritha RK, Kalia, P. 2017.Screening of chilli pepper (Capsicum spp.) lines for resistance to the begomoviruses causing chilli leaf curl disease in India. Crop Protection 100: 177-185.
  26. Kalia P and Sharma SK. 1988. Biochemical genetics of powdery mildew resistance in pea. Theor. Appl. Genet. 76: 795-799.