Dr. S. K. Jalali
Principal Scientist & Head
Division of Genomic Resources
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982 Extn. 337/080-3531627; 09449673949
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology)
Specialization Biological control of crop pests - use of egg parasitoids
Professional Experience 27 years
Publications 140
Training (International)
Six weeks training on "Biological Control and IPM" at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas,USA
Ten days Study Tour to All Russian Institute of Plant Protection, St.Petersburg,Russia
Awarded certificate of appreciation by M/s Excel Industries, Mumbai for transfer of endogram technology
Member, Research Advisory Committee of Sun Agro, Chennai; Recognised M.Sc. and Ph.D. guide of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and University of Mysore, Mysore; Guided 4 Ph.D. and 3 M.Sc. students;
Chief Editor, Journal of Biological Control since 2008.
Brief Achievements
Identified most suitable Trichogramma species for field evaluation against Opisina arenosella and Plutella xylostella.
Developed endosulfan tolerant strain of T.chilonis)
Developed multiple insecticide tolerant strain of Trichogramma chilonis with parasitoid showing tolerance to endosulfan, monocrotophos and fenvalerate
Developed heat tolerant strain of T.chilonis and T.japonicum showing tolerance to 32°- 38°C.
Developed high host searching strain of T. chilonis with high fecundity and female biased sex-ratio.
Molecular characterisation of 9 species of trichogrammatids done
Selected Publications
Jalali, S. K. , Singh, S. P., Venkatesan, T., Murthy, K. S. and Lalitha, Y. 2006. Development of endosulfan tolerant strain of an egg parasitoid Trichogramma chilonis Ishii (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 44: 584-590.
Jalali, S. K., Mohan, K. S., Singh, S. P., Manjunath, T. M. and Lalitha, Y. 2004. Baseline-susceptibility of the old-world bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations from India to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac insecticidal protein. Crop Protection, 23: 53-59.
Jalali, S. K., Venkatesan, T., Murthy, K. S., Rabindra, R. J., Lalitha, Y., Udikeri, S. S., Bheemanna, M., Sreenivas, A. G., Balagurunathan, R. and Yadav, D. N. 2006. Field efficacy of multiple insecticides tolerant strain of Trichogramma chilonis Ishii against American bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) on cotton. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 34: 173-180
Jalali, S. K., Venkatesan, T., Murthy, K. S., Rabindra, R. J. and Lalitha, Y. 2007. Vacuum packaging of Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton) eggs to enhance shelf life for parasitization by the egg parasitoid Trichogramma chilonis. Biological Control, 41: 64-67.
Jalali, S. K., Lalitha, Y., Kamath, S. P., Mohan, K. S. and Head, G. P. 2010. Baseline susceptibility of lepidopteran corn pests in India to Cry1Ab insecticidal protein of Bacillus thuringiensis. Pest Management Science, 66: 809-815. 45:176–180.