PUBLICATIONS

 

DISSERTATIONS

 

  1. Nirmal
    Babu K
    (1980) Cytological, ecological and morphological
    studies in Panicum species
    (M.Sc.
    dissertation), University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

  2. Nirmal
    Babu K
    (1982) Cytological studies on some members of the
    Andropogoneae and the Maydeae
    (M. Phil dissertation), University of Kerala,
    Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

  3. Nirmal
    Babu K.
    (1997) In
    vitro
    studies in ginger (Zingiber
    officinale
    Rosc.).
    (Ph.D Thesis), University of Calicut, Calicut,
    Kerala, India.

     

BOOKS

  1. Edison S, Johny AK, Nirmal Babu K. and Ramadasan A (1991) Spices Varieties. A Compendium of morphological and agronomic
    characters of improved varieties of spices in India. National Research Centre
    for Spices (ICAR), Kerala, 63 p.

  2. Nirmal Babu  K, Fondoum JM, Peter KV,
    Radhakrishnan VV, Ravindran PN, Sadanandan AK, Swai RE A (1995) Descriptors for Black pepper (Piper nigrum L.)  International Plant Genetic Resources
    Institute, Rome, 39 p.

  3. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Ravindran PN and
    Peter KV (1997) Protocols for
    Micropropagation of Spices and Aromatic Crops
    . Indian Institute of Spices
    Research, Calicut, Kerala. 35 p.

  4. Edison S, Ramana KV, Sasikumar B, Nirmal Babu K and Santhosh J Eapen (Eds) (1997). Biotechnology
    in Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
    , Indian Society for Spices,
    Calicut, Kerala, 173 p.

  5. Ramana KV, Santhosh J Eapen, Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Krishnamurthy KS and Kumar A (Eds)
    (2000) Spices And Aromatic Plants – Challenges and
    Opportunities in the New Century
    , Indian Society for Spices, Calicut,
    Kerala, India. 309 p.

  6. Nirmal Babu K, Saji KV, Krishnamoorthy B and Sarma YR (2001) Varieties
    of Spices
    – Developed at IISR, Indian Institute of Spices Research,
    Calicut, Kerala, India. P. 33.

  7. Korikanthimath VS, John TZ, Nirmal Babu K, Suseela Bhai R and
    Kandiannan K (Eds) (2004) New Perspectives
    in Spices, Medicinal &Aromatic Plants
    , Indian Society for Spices, Calicut,
    Kerala. pp 453.

  8. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and
    Shylaja R
    (Eds)
    (2004) Cinnamon
    and Cassia – The genus Cinnamomum
    , CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. pp.
    361.

  9. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu
    K
    (Eds) (2005) Ginger – The genus Zingiber, CRC Press, Boca
    Raton, USA. pp. 310.

  10. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K, Shiva
    KN and Johny AK (Eds) (2006) Advances in Spices Research, Agrobios,
    Jodhpur. pp.994.

  11. Ravindran PN Nirmal Babu K
    and Sivaraman K (Eds) (2007) Turmeric – The genus Curcuma, CRC
    Press, Boca Raton, USA. pp.504.

  12. Dinesh R, Shiva KN, Prasath D, Nirmal Babu K and
    Parthasarathy VA (Eds) (2007) Threats and Solutions to Spices and
    Aromatic Crops
    Industry, Souvenir and Abstracts, SYMSAC IV, Indian Society for Spices, Calicut,
    Kerala. pp 360.

  13. Nirmal Babu K, Sheeja TE and Madan MS (Eds) (2008) Threats and Solutions to Spices and Aromatic Crops Industry, Papers presented in National Symposium
    on Spices and Aromatic Crops (SYMSAC IV), Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops
    Vol. 17(2): 61-213,
    Indian
    Society for Spices, Calicut, Kerala. pp153

  14. Singh HP, Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K (Eds) (2011) Advances
    in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 1 –
    Regeneration systems – Fruit
    Crops, Plantation Crops and Spices
      Westville
    Publishing House, New Delhi, pp.466 
    .

  15. Singh HP, Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K (Eds) (2011) Advances
    in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 2 –
    Regeneration systems – Vegetables,
    Ornamentals and Tuber Crops
    , Westville
    Publishing House, New Delhi, pp.442
    .

  16. Singh HP, Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K (Eds) (2011) Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 3
    Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection – Fruit Crops, Plantation
    Crops and Spices
    , Westville
    Publishing House, New Delhi. pp.330.

  17.  Singh HP, Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K (Eds) (2011) Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology –  Vol
    4 –
    Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection – Vegetables,
    Ornamentals and Tuber Crops
    , Westville
    Publishing House, New Delhi. pp.250.

  18. Singh HP, Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K (Eds) (2011) Advances in  Horticulture Biotechnology    Vol 5 – Gene Cloning and Transgenics, Westville Publishing House, New Delhi. pp.
    566.

     

 

 CHAPTERS IN BOOKS   

  1. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Regy Lukose and Ravindran
    PN (1993) Tissue culture of tropical
    spices.
    In P Vidyasekharan (Ed).  Genetic
    Engineering Molecular Biology and Tissue Culture for Crop, Pest and Disease
    Management
    Daya Publishing House, New Delhi . p. 257-267.

  2. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu K (1994) Genetic
    resources of black pepper
    . In KL Chadha and P Rethinam (Eds), Advances in Horticulture, Vol.9.
    Plantation Crops and Spices
    . Malhotra Publishing House, New Delhi, p.
    99-120.

  3. Nirmal Babu K, Rema J and Ravindran PN (1994) Biotechnology research in spice crops
    In KL Chadha and P Rethinam (Eds,) Advances
    in Horticulture, Vol. 9, Plantation Crops and Spices
    . Malhotra
    Publishing House, New Delhi. p. 633-653.

  4. Ravindran PN, Peter KV, Nirmal Babu K, Rema J, Samsudeen K,
    Minoo D, Geetha SP, Sajina A., Mini PM, Manjula C and John CZ (1996) Biotechnological approaches in spice
    crops-present scenario and future prospects.
    In MR Das and M Sathish (Eds,) Biotechnology for Development.
    State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Kerala p. 175-197.

  5. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Geetha SP, Manjula C, Sajina A., Minoo, D, Samsudeen K, Ravindran
    PN and Peter KV (1996) Biotechnology-lts
    role in conservation of genetic resources of spices
    . In MR Das and M
    Sathish (Eds.), Biotechnology for Development. State Committee on
    Science, Technology and Environment, Kerala p. 198-212.

  6. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Samsudeen K and
    Ravindran PN (1996) Biotechnological approaches for crop improvement in ginger, Zingiber
    officinale
    Rosc.
    In GA
    Ravishanker and LV Venkataraman (Eds), Recent
    Advances in Biotechnological Applications on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture
    ,
    Oxford IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, p. 321 – 332

  7. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Geetha SP, Minoo D, Ravindran PN and Peter KV (1999) In
    vitro
    conservation of germplasm
    . pp: 106-129, In SP Ghosh (Ed), Biotechnology
    and its application in Horticulture
    . Narosa Publishing House, New
    Delhi.

  8. Peter KV, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K, Anandaraj M and Pal RN (1999) Applications of biotechnology in Horticulture – Spice crops.  pp: 254-266. In SP Ghosh (Ed,) Biotechnology and its application in
    Horticulture
    . Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi.

  9. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K, Sasikumar B and
    Krishnamoorthy KS (2000) Botany and crop
    improvement of black pepper,
    pp. 23-142, In PN Ravindran  (Ed.), Black pepper, Piper nigrum. Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The
    Netherlands.

  10. Nirmal Babu K, Ravindran PN and Peter KV (2000) Biotechnology of spices. pp. 487-527.
    In KL Chadha, PN Ravindran and Leela Sahijram (Eds), Biotechnology
    of Horticulture and Plantation Crops
    , Malhotra Publishing House, New
    Delhi.

  11. Nirmal Babu K, Ravindran PN and Peter KV (2001) Spices, pp. 315 – 337; In VA Parthasarathy, TK Bose and P Das (Eds), Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops
    Vol –3, Naya Prokash, Calcutta.

  12. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo Divakaran and Ravindran PN (2001) Biotechnological approaches in Seed Spices.pp. 172 – 194, In Sanjeev A, Shastry EVD and Sharma
    RK (Eds), Seed Spices – Production, Quality,
    Export,
    Pointer Publishers, Jaipur.

  13. Ravindran PN, Shylaja M and Nirmal Babu K (2002) False Cardamoms. In   Ravindran PN Madhusoodanan KJ (Eds), Cardamom
    -The genus Elettaria, Taylor and Francis, London.pp.330- 340.

  14. Nirmal Babu K and Minoo D. (2003). Commercial
    Micropropagation of Spices
    . In Ramesh Chandra and Maneesh Misra (Eds), Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops.
    International Book Distributing Company, Lucknow. P.345-364.

  15. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu
    K
    . (2004) Introduction pp.1-13. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu and R
    Shailaja (Eds), Cinnamon and Cassia-The genus Cinnamomum, CRC
    Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  16. Ravindran PN, Shylaja M, Nirmal
    Babu K
    and Krishnamoorthy B (2004) Botany and crop improvement of
    Cinnamon
    . pp. 14- 79. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu and R Shailaja (Eds), Cinnamon
    and Cassia – The genus Cinnamomum
    , CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  17. Nirmal Babu K, Ravindran PN and Shylaja M
    (2004) Camphor Tree Cinnamomum camphora (Brecht. & Presl), pp. 211- 238.  In PN Ravindran,
    K Nirmal Babu and R Shailaja (Eds), Cinnamon and Cassia – The genus
    Cinnamomum
    , CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  18. Shylaja M, Ravindran PN, and Nirmal Babu K (2004) Other Useful
    Species of Cinnamomum
    , pp. 330-355. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu
    and R Shailaja (Eds),  Cinnamon and
    Cassia – The genus Cinnamomum
    , CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  19. Peter KV and Nirmal Babu K
    2004. Introduction, pp. 1- 8 In KV. Peter (Ed.) Handbook of Herbs
    and Spices
    . Vol.II. CRC Press, Wood head Publishing Limited, Cambridge.

  20. Ravindran PN, Geetha S. Pillai
    and Nirmal Babu K 2004. Underutilized Herbs and Spices, pp. 53-
    104. In KV. Peter (Ed.) Handbook of Herbs and Spices. Vol.III.
    CRC Press, Wood head Publishing Limited, Cambridge.

  21. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu
    K
    (2005) Introduction. 
    pp.1-14,  In PN Ravindran
    and K Nirmal Babu (Eds), Ginger – The genus Zingiber, CRC
    Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  22. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and
    Shiva KN (2005) Botany and crop improvement of Ginger, pp.  15- 86, In PN Ravindran and K
    Nirmal Babu (Eds), (2005) Ginger – The genus Zingiber, CRC
    Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  23. Nirmal Babu K, Samsudeen K, Minoo D, Geetha SP
    and Ravindran PN (2005) Tissue culture and Biotechnology of Ginger, pp.
    181- 210. In PN Ravindran and K Nirmal Babu (Eds), (2005) Ginger
    – The genus Zingiber
    , CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  24. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K, Peter KV, Abraham Z and Tyagi RK (2005) Spices – pp. 190- 227. In BS Dhillon, RK Tyagi, S Saxena and GJ Randhawa (Eds), Plant
    Genetic Resources:
    Horticultural Crops
    , Narosa
    Publishing House, New Delhi.

  25. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and
    Shiva KN (2006) Genetic Resources of Spices and their conservation. Pp-
    63-91. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu,
    KN Shiva and AK Johny (Eds), Advances in Spices Research, Agrobios, Jodhpur.

  26. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo D, Geetha SP and Jayakumar VN (2006) Progress
    of Spices Biotechnology in India
    . Pp- 169- 194. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu, KN Shiva and AK
    Johny (Eds),  Advances
    in Spices Research,
    Agrobios, Jodhpur.

  27. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and
    Shiva KN (2006) Black pepper. Pp- 215-291. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu, KN Shiva and AK
    Johny (Eds), Advances in Spices Research, Agrobios, Jodhpur.

  28. Ravindran PN, Shiva KN Nirmal Babu K
    and Korla BN (2006) Ginger. Pp- 365-432. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu, KN Shiva and AK
    Johny (Eds), Advances in Spices Research, Agrobios, Jodhpur.

  29. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo D, Tushar KV and
    Ravindran PN (2006) Carambola. Pp- 257-269 In KV. Peter (Ed.) Handbook
    of Herbs and Spices
    . Vol.III. CRC Press, Wood head Publishing Limited,
    Cambridge.

  30. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo D Ravindran PN and Peter
    KV (2006) Long pepper. Pp- 420-437 In KV. Peter (Ed.) Handbook of
    Herbs and Spices
    . Vol.III. CRC Press, Wood head Publishing Limited,
    Cambridge.

  31. Peter
    KV and Nirmal Babu K (2006)
    Seed Spices and
    Flavours
    In M. Black, J.D. Bewley, P. Halmer
    (Eds), The Encyclopedia of Seeds : Science, Technology and Uses, CABI,
    Wallingford, UK

  32. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and Shiva KN (2007) Botany
    and Crop improvement of Turmeric
    ,
    pp- 15-70  In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu and K Sivaraman (Eds), Turmeric – The genus
    Curcuma
    , CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  33. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo D, Geetha SP, Sumathi V
    and Praveen K (2007) Biotechnology of Turmeric and Related Species, pp-
    107-125. In PN Ravindran, K Nirmal Babu and K Sivaraman (Eds), Turmeric
     – The genus Curcuma
    , CRC Press,
    Boca Raton, USA.

  34. Ravindran PN, Geetha S. Pillai and Nirmal
    Babu K
    (2007). Underutilized Herbs and Spices, pp. 171- 232. In KV.
    Peter (Ed.) Underutilized and
    Underexploited Horticultural Crops
    . New India Publishing Agency, New
    Delhi.

  35. Ravindran PN, Geetha S. Pillai,’
    Nirmal Babu K, Minoo Divakaran and Suresh K Malhotra (2007). Minor and Underutilized Spices and Herbs,
    pp. 299- 373. In Sergio Ochatt and S Mohan Jain (Eds), Breeding of Neglected and Underexploited Crops, Spices and Herbs.
    Science Publishers, Enfield. USA.

  36. Nirmal
    Babu
    K, Geetha SP, Minoo D,
    Yamuna G, Praveen K, Ravindran PN and Peter
    KV
    (2007) Conservation of Spices Genetic Resources through In Vitro Conservation and Cryo-
    Preservation
    . pp. 210-233. In
    KV Peter and Z Abraham (Eds). Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops
    Vol 1, Daya Publishing house, New Delhi.

  37. Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K
    (2007) Mapping strategies in perennial
    plantation crops and spices.
    pp: 118-130. In RV Nair, V Krishnakumar, Regi J Thomas, K Muralidharan and
    George V Thomas (Eds),  Breeding for resistance to diseases and
    insect pests in Plantation Crops.
    CPCRI, Kasaragod.

  38. Peter KV and Nirmal Babu K (2007) Advances in spices breeding, in TS Raveendran, SR Sree
    Rangasamy, M Kadambavanasundaram, N Nadarajan, P Vindhiya Varman, P Sumathi, JR
    Kannan Bapu, S Ganesh Ram, M Kumar and KK Vinod (Eds), Plant
    Breeding in Post Genomics Era
    , (
    Proceedings of the Second National
    Plant Breeding Congress, 2006),
    Indian Society of Plant Breeders, Tamil
    Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India. P.24-31.

  39. Nirmal Babu K, Saji KV, Geetha SP, Benny D and Minoo D (2008) Black
    pepper.
    pp: 74-97. In Jitendra
    Singh (Ed.). Spices and Plantation Crops, Aavishkar Publishers, Jaipur, India.

  40. Prasath D, Venugopal MN,
    Korikanthimath VS and Nirmal Babu K (2008) Small Cardamom. pp:
    98-123. In Jitendra Singh (Ed.). Spices
    and Plantation Crops,
    Aavishkar Publishers, Jaipur, India.

  41. Nirmal Babu K, Geetha SP, Anu A, Minoo D and Sumathi V (2008) Cell
    biology of Plant Culture and Development
    pp: 16-44. In R Keshavachandran and KV Peter et al (Eds), Plant Tissue Culture and Gene Transfer for
    Crop Improvement
    Universities Press (India) Pvt. Ltd,  Hyderabad
    .

  42. Peter KV, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and Minoo Divakaran
    (2008) Breeding of Tropical Spices – Black Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger
    and Turmeric
    in e book on Vegetable Science. National Institute of Science Communications and
    Information Resources. New Delhi.

  43. Nirmal
    Babu
    K and Martin J (2008) Molecular
    Systematics – Basic Concepts
    , pp: 121- 126, in  SJ Eapen, A Kumar, M Anandaraj (Eds), Diagnostics and Molecular Characterization
    of Pathogens of Horticultural Crops and their Bio control Organisms
    ,  Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut,
    Kerala.

  44. Nirmal Babu K (2009) Diversity analysis and Molecular
    mapping
    , pp: 82-103, in U Parthasarathy and TJ Zachariah (Eds), Application of GIS in Plant Biodiversity and
    Horticulture
    , Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut – 673012,
    Kerala, India.

  45. Minoo D and Nirmal Babu K (2009)
    Micropropagation and In Vitro Conservation of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews)
    pp 129-138. In SM
    Jain and PK Saxena (Eds), Springer Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 547,
    Protocols
    for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and
    Medicinal Plants
    , The Humana Press, (Springer), USA.

  46. Nirmal Babu K (2009) Tissue culture as a tool for in
    vitro
    production of flavour, colour and nutraceuticals
    in Spice
    crops
    , pp 108-113,
    in A Shamina, KS Krishnamurthy, KN Shiva, NK Leela, B Chempakam (Eds), Flavours, Nutraceuticals and Food colours
    from Horticultural crops
    , Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut-
    673012, Kerala, India.

  47. Minoo
    Divakaran, Nirmal Babu K and Michel
    Grisoni (2010) 
    Biotechnological applications In
    Vanilla, pp. 51-73
    In 
    Eric Odoux
    and Michel Grisoni (Eds), Vanilla,  CRC
    Press, Boca Raton, USA.

  48. Parthasarathy VA, Prasath D and Nirmal
    Babu K
    (2010) Recent Advances in Capsicum Biotechnology, in
    Rajesh Kumar, AB Rai, Mathura Rai and HP
    Singh
    (Eds), Advances
    in Chilli Research
    ,
    S
    tudium
    Press (India) Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.
    276 p, ISBN : 93-80012-23-0

  49. Nirmal Babu K, Senthil Kumar R and Parathasarathy VA (2011) Cardamom. in HP
    Singh, VA Parthasarathy and K Nirmal Babu (Eds), Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 1 – Regeneration Systems
    – Fruit Crops , Plantation Crops and Spices,
    Westville Publishing House,
    New Delhi, p.395- 404.
     

  50. Sheeja
    TE, Nirmal Babu K and Parthasarathy VA (2011)
    Turmeric  in
    HP Singh, VA Parthasarathy and K Nirmal Babu (Eds), Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 1 – Regeneration Systems
    – Fruit Crops , Plantation Crops and Spices,
    Westville Publishing House,
    New Delhi, p. 405- 420.

  51. Nirmal Babu K,  Minoo D, and Parthasarathy VA (2011) Ginger in HP Singh, VA Parthasarathy and K Nirmal
    Babu (Eds), Advances in Horticulture
    Biotechnology
      – Vol 1
    Regeneration Systems – Fruit Crops,
     Plantation Crops and Spices,
    Westville
    Publishing House, New Delhi, p.
    421- 442.

  52. Nirmal Babu K, Asha S, Saji KV and
    Parthasarathy VA
    (2011)  Black
    pepper
    in HP Singh, VA
    Parthasarathy and K Nirmal Babu (Eds), Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 3 – Molecular Markers and Marker
    Assisted Selection – Fruit Crops, Plantation Crops and Spices
    , Westville
    Publishing House, New Delhi, p
    . 247-260.

  53. Nirmal Babu K Usha Rani TR and
    Parthasarathy
    VA (2011)  Cardamom
    in HP Singh, VA Parthasarathy and K
    Nirmal Babu (Eds), Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 3 – Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection – Fruit
    Crops, Plantation Crops and Spices
    , Westville Publishing House, New
    Delhi. p. 261-268.

  54. Parthasarathy VA
    and Nirmal Babu K
    (2011)  Ginger
    in HP Singh, VA Parthasarathy
    and  K Nirmal Babu (Eds), Advances
    in Horticulture Biotechnology
      – Vol 3
    – Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection – Fruit Crops, Plantation
    Crops and Spices
    , Westville Publishing House, New Delhi. p.279-290.

  55. Sheeja TE, Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K (2011) 
    Tree spices in HP
    Singh, VA Parthasarathy and K Nirmal Babu (Eds), Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 3 – Molecular Markers and Marker
    Assisted Selection – Fruit Crops, Plantation Crops and Spices
    , Westville
    Publishing House, New Delhi. p. 291-300.

  56. Nirmal Babu K, George JK, Bhat AI, Prasath D, and Parthasarathy VA (2011)  Tropical Spices in HP
    Singh, VA Parthasarathy and K Nirmal Babu (Eds), Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology  – Vol 5 – Gene cloning  and Transgenics.Westville Publishing
    House, New Delhi. pp. 529- 542.

  57. Nirmal Babu K, Sabu M,
    Shiva KN, Minoo D and Ravindran PN (2011) 
    Ginger, In  Ram J. Singh (Ed), 
    Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering and Crop Improvement,
    Medicinal Plants
    – Volume 6, CRC
    Press, Boca Raton, USA. pp. 393- 450.

  58. Nirmal Babu K,
    Shiva KN, Sabu M, Minoo D and Ravindran PN (2011) Turmeric
    , In  Ram J. Singh (Ed),  Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering
    and Crop Improvement, Medicinal Plants
    -Volume 6, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. pp. 451- 511.

  59. Nirmal Babu K, Yamuna G, Praveen K, Minoo D,
    Ravindran PN and Peter KV (2012)
    Cryopreservation of Spices Genetic Resources, In Igor I. Katkov (Ed). Current Frontiers in Cryobiology
    , ISBN- 978-953-51-0191-8,  InTech-Open Access  Publisher.
    (Croatia)
    P. 457- 484

  60. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , RR Nair, Saji KV
    and  Parthasarathy VA (2012)  Biotechnology in HP Singh, VA Parthasarathy, V Srinivasan & KV Saji (Eds), Piperaceae
    Westville Publishing House, New
    Delhi. p.
    57-81.

  61. Sheeja TE, Nirmal Babu K, Prasath D and Parthasarathy VA (2012)  Biotechnology, in HP Singh, VA Parthasarathy, K Kandiannan and KS
    Krishnamoorthy (Eds),
     Zinzeberaceae,Westville Publishing House, New Delhi. p.
    105-163.

  62. Sozzi
    GO, Peter KV, Nirmal Babu K and
    Minoo D (2012) Capers and Caper berries.
    In
    KV Peter (Ed.) Handbook of Herbs and Spices. Vol.II., Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science,
    Technology and Nutrition,
    CRC Press, Cambridge p- 193-224

  63. Peter
    KV and Nirmal Babu K
    (2012) Introduction to herbs
    and spices: medicinal uses and sustainable production,
    pp- 01-16 In KV Peter (Ed.) Handbook of Herbs
    and Spices
    . Vol.II., Woodhead
    Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition,
    CRC Press,
    Cambridge

  64. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Cissin Jose,
    Parthasarathy V.A. and Peter K.V. (2012). Recent Advances in Molecular Breeding of Perennial Spice Crops,
    p.72-88, in KL Chadha, AK Singh,
    SK Singh, and WS Dhillon (Eds). Horticulture
    for Food and Environment Security
    , Westville Publishing House, New
    Delhi.

  65. Utpala 
    Parthasarathy, Nirmal Babu K,
    Senthil Kumar R, and Parthasarathy VA (2013) Garcinia – Potential Genera
    of Crops for future in North East India,
    in N Prakash, SS Roy, PK
    Sharma and SV Ngachan (Eds)  Developing
    the potential of Underutilized Horticultural Crops of Hill Regions,
    Today
    and Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers, New Delhi, p.51-55.

  66. Nirmal Babu K.,
    Rajesh M. K., Samsudeen K., Minoo D., Suraby E. J., Anupama K., and Ritto Paul
    (2014)
    Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD)
    and Derived Techniques
    , in Pascale Besse (ed.) Molecular Plant Taxonomy: Methods and
    Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology
    , Vol.1115, Springer Science +
    Business Media, New York, p.191-209

  67. Sarma YR, Nirmal Babu K and
    Aziz S (2014) Spices and Aromatics, In
    Neal Van Alfen (Ed).. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems,
    Vol. 5, SanDiego: Elsevier, pp.211-234.

  68. Thankamani CK,  Utpala P, Akshitha HJ, Aarthi S, Sharon
    Aravind and Nirmal Babu  K (2014) Spices Export, Marketing concerns, Production constraints and Future
    Opportunities
    , in
    KL Chadha,
    Pritam Kalia and SK Singh (Eds.), Horticulture
    for Inclusive Growth
    , Horticulture Society of India, West Wille
    Publishing House, New Delhi.pp. 702- 712.

  69. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo Divakaran, Rahul PR, Anupama K, Peter KV and Sarma YR
    (2015)
    Biotechnological approaches in improvement of Spices – a review, in  B. Bahadur, M. Venkat Rajam, L.
    Sahijram, K.V. Krishnamurthy (Eds.)
    Plant Biology and Biotechnology
    – Vol., Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, 
    Springer

                                                                                           

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Full
length papers in refereed journals only

 

  1. Gopalam A, Zachariah TJ, Nirmal Babu K and Ramadasan A (1990) Effect of different methods of white
    pepper preparation on the chemical and aroma quality in selected cultivars of Piper nigrum L
    . Indian Perfumer, 34 (2): 152-156.

  2. Ratnambal MJ, Ravindran PN, Nair MK and Nirmal Babu K. (1990) Two high yielding selections of Karimunda.
    Spice India 3 (11): 9-11.

  3. Ravindran 
    PN, Asokan Nair T, Nirmal Babu K,
    Chandran K and Nair MK (1990) Ecological
    and morphological notes on Piper spp.
    from the Silent Valley forests, Kerala
    .
    J. Bombay Natural Hist. Society
    , 87 (3): 412-426.

  4. Gopalam A, Zachariah TJ, Nirmal Babu K., Sadanandan AK and
    Ramadasan A (1991) Chemical quality of
    black and white pepper
    . Spice India,
    4(4): 8-10.

  5. John Zachariah T and Nirmal Babu K (1992) Effect
    of storage of fresh turmeric rhizomes of oleoresin and curcumin contents
    . J. Spices and Aromatic Crops, 1(1):
    55-58.

  6. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , John Zachariah T,
    Minoo D, Samsudeen K and Ravindran PN (1992) In vitro proliferation of
    nutmeg aril (Mace) by tissue culture.
    J.
    Spice s& Aromatic Crops
    , 1(2): 142-147.

  7. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Nair RR, Johnson
    George K and Ravindran PN (1992) Piper barberi Gamble – A re-description
    of the species with a note on its karyotype
    . J. Spices &Aromatic Crops, 1(1): 88-93.

  8. Nirmal Babu K, Samsudeen K and Ratnambal MJ (1992) In vitro plant regeneration
    from leaf derived callus in ginger (Zingiber
    officinale
    Rosc).
    Plant Cell,
    Tissue and Organ Culture
    , 29(2):71-74.

  9. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Samsudeen K and
    Ravindran PN (1992) Direct regeneration
    of plantlets from immature inflorescence of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) by tissue culture
    . J. Spices and Aromatic Crops 1(1):
    43-48.

  10. Ratnambal MJ, Nirmal Babu K, Nair MK and Edison S (1992) PCT-13 and PCT-14 – Two high-yielding varieties of turmeric J. Plantation Crops 20 (2): 79-84.

  11. Ravindran PN, Balakrishnan R and Nirmal Babu K (1992) Numerical taxonomy of South Indian Piper L. (Piperaceae) 1. Cluster
    Analysis. Rheedea 2 (1): 55-61.

  12. Ravindran PN, Nair MK and Nirmal Babu K (1992) Panchami-A high yielding selection of black
    pepper
    . Spice India 5 (6): 11-13.

  13. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Rema J, Geetha SP,
    Minoo D, Ravindran PN and Peter KV (1992) Micropropagation
    of betel vine (Piper betle L.)
    . J. Spices and Aromatic Crops, 1(2):
    160-162.

  14. Ravindran PN, Ramana KV, Nair MK, Nirmal Babu K. and Mohandas C (1992) Pournami-a high yielding black pepper
    selection tolerant to root knot nematode (Meloidogyne
    incognita)
    . J. Spices and Aromatic Crops, 1 (2): 136-141.

  15. Ravindran PN, Sasikumar B and Nirmal Babu K (1992) Genetics of shoot tip colour in black
    pepper
    . J. Plantation Crops,
    20(1): 76-78.

  16. Sasikumar B, Nirmal Babu K, Jose A and Ravindran PN (1992) Variability, correlation and path analysis of ginger germplasm. Indian J. Genetics, 52 (4): 428-431.

  17. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Naik G and
    Ravindran PN (1993) Two new taxa of Piper (Piperaceae) from Kerala, with a
    note on their origin and interrelationships
    J. Spices and Aromatic Crops, 2(1&2):26-33.

  18. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Sasikumar B,
    Ratnambal MJ, Johnson George K and Ravindran PN (1993) Genetic variability in turmeric (Curcuma
    longa
    L.)
    Indian J. Genetics.
    53(1): 91-93.

  19. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu K 1994)
    Chemotaxonomy of South Indian Piper
    . J.
    Spices and Aromatic crops,
    3(1): 6-13.

  20. Ravindran PN, Sasikumar B,
    Johnson George K, Ratnambal MJ, Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Zachariah TJ and Nair RR (1994). Genetic resources of ginger and its conservation in India. Plant Genetic resources News letter,
    (IPGRI) 98: 1-4.

  21. Ravindran P N, Nirmal Babu K, Rema J and Peter K V (1996) Plant biotechnology in improvement of Spices. The Botanica. 46:
    44-50.

  22. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Rema J, Pillai
    SRD, Samsudeen K and Ravindran PN (1996) Micropropagation
    of an endangered species of Piper, P.
    barberi
    Gamble and its conservation
    J.
    Plant Genetic Resources.
    9 (1) : 179-182.

  23. Nirmal Babu K., Rema J, Zechariah JC, Samsudeen K and Ravindran PN
    (1996) Plant regeneration from tissue
    cultures of Piper colubrinum Link
    .
    J. Plantation Crops (Suppl.) 24:
    594-596.

  24. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Samsudeen K,
    Ratnambal MJ and Ravindran PN (1996) Embryogenesis
    and plant regeneration from ovary derived callus cultures of Zingiber officinale Rosc
    J. Spices
    and Aromatic Crops
    .5 (2): 134-138.

  25. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu K (1996) Numerical
    taxonomy of South Indian Piper L. II
    Principal Component analysis of the major taxa.
    Rheedea. 6 (2):
    75-86.

  26. Sasikumar B, George JK, Zachariah TJ,
    Ratnambal MJ, Nirmal Babu K and
    Ravindran PN (1996) IISR Prabha and IISR
    Prathibha-two new high yielding and high quality turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) varieties.

    J. Spices and Aromatic Crops
    5(1) : 41-48.

  27. Ravindran PN, Balakrishnan R and Nirmal Babu K (1997) Morphometrical studies on black pepper 1.
    Cluster analysis of black pepper cultivars
    . J. Spices and Aromatic Crops.
    6 (1): 9-20.

  28. Ravindran PN, Balakrishnan R and Nirmal Babu K (1997) Morphometrical studies on black pepper II.
    Principal component analysis of black pepper cultivars
    . J. Spices and
    Aromatic Crops
    . 6(1): 21-29.

  29. Geetha SP, Manjula C, John CZ, Minoo D, Nirmal Babu K and Ravindran PN (1997) Micropropagation of Kaempferia spp. (Kaempferia
    galanga
    L and K.rotunda L.)
    J.
    Spices & Aromatic Crops
    6 (2):129-135

  30. Sajina A, Mini PM, John CZ, Nirmal Babu K, Ravindran PN and Peter
    KV (1997) Micropropagation of large
    cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.)
    .
    J. Spices and Aromatic Crops 6 (2): 145-148.

  31. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Minoo D, Geetha
    SP, Samsudeen K, Rema J, Ravindran PN and Peter KV (1998) Plant biotechnology- it’s role in improvement of spices. Indian
    J. Agril. Sciences
    68 (8): 533-547.

  32. Nirmal Babu K, Geetha SP, Minoo D, Ravindran PN and Peter KV (1999) In
    vitro
    conservation of cardamom (Elettaria
    cardamomum
    Maton.) germplasm
    . Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter
    119:41-45.

  33. Geetha SP, Nirmal Babu K, Rema J,
    Ravindran PN and Peter KV (2000) Isolation
    of protoplasts from cardamom (Elettaria
    cardamomum
    Maton.) and ginger (Zingiber
    officinale
    Rosc.).
    J. Spices and Aromatic Crops 9 (1): 23 – 30.

  34. Samsudeen K, Nirmal Babu K,
    Minoo D and Ravindran PN (2000) Plant
    regeneration from anther derived callus cultures of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.).
    J.
    Hort. Science and Biotechnology
    , 75 (4): 447 – 450.

  35. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Anu A, Remashree AB,
    and Praveen K (2000) Micropropagation of curry leaf tree,  Murraya
    koenigii
    (L.) Spreng
    . Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 61 (3):
    199-203.

  36. Anu A, Nirmal Babu K, John CZ and Peter
    KV  (2001) In vitro clonal
    multiplication of Acorus calamus
    (Linn) .
    J. Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 10: 53-55.

  37. Nirmal Babu K, Sajina A, Minoo D, John CZ, Mini PM, Rema J and Ravindran PN (2003) Micropropagation
    of camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora
    (Presl.).
    Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 74 (2): 179-183.

  38. Delphine Sicard, Erik Legg, Sarah Brown, Nirmal Babu K, Oswaldo
    Ochoa and Richard. W. Michelmore (2003).
    A Genetic map of the lettuce
    downy mildew fungus
    , Bremia
    lactucae
    , constructed from
    molecular markers and avirulence genes
    . Fungal Genetics and Biology. 39:16-30.

  39. Anu A, Nirmal Babu K and
    Peter KV (2004) Variations among
    somaclones and its seedling progeny in C. annuum L,
    Plant Cell,
    Tissue and Organ Culture,
    76 : 261-267.

  40. Anu A,
    Nirmal Babu K and Peter KV (2003) Evaluation of paprika genotypes in
    Kerala
    , J. Plant Genetic Resources,
    15 (2): 93-99.

  41. Sasikumar B, Haridas P, Johnson KG, Saji
    KV, John TZ, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K, Krishnamoorthy B, Mathew PA
    and Parthasarathy VA (2004) ‘IISR Thevam’, ‘IISR Malabar Excel’ and ‘IISR
    Girimunda’ – three new black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) clones
    . J.
    Spices & Aromatic Crops.
    13(1): 1-5.

  42. Tyagi RK, Abraham Z, Latha M, Velayudhan
    KC, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K, George JK, Anuradha A and Dhilon BS
    (2004) Conservation of Spices Germplasm in India. Indian J. Plant
    Genet. Resources
    17(3): 163-174.

  43. Nirmal Babu K, Minoo D, Geetha SP, Ravindran PN and Peter KV (2005)
    Advances in Biotechnology of Spices and Herbs. Ind. J. Bot. Res. 1(2):
    155-214.

  44. Minoo Divakaran, Nirmal Babu
    K
    , Ravindran PN and Peter KV (2006) Inter specific hybridization in
    vanilla and molecular characterization of hybrids and selfed progenies using
    RAPD and AFLP markers
    . Scientia Horticulturae. 108:414-422.

  45. Minoo Divakaran, Nirmal Babu
    K
    and Peter KV (2006) Conservation of Vanilla species – In vitro Scientia
    Horticulturae
    110: 175-180.

  46. Peter KV, Nirmal
    Babu
    K and Minoo Divakaran (2006) Spices biotechnology. J. Hort. Sci.: 1: 1-14.

  47. Peter KV and Nirmal Babu K (2006) Genetic Resources of Spices Indian J. Plant Genet. Resources 19 (3): 376-387.

  48. Yamuna G, Sumathi V, Geetha S P, Praveen K, Swapna N and Nirmal
    Babu K
    (2007) Cryopreservation of In
    Vitro
    grown shoot of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc).
    CryoLetters.
    28(4):241-252.

  49. Minoo D, Geetha SP, Nirmal Babu K and Peter KV (2008) Isolation and fusion of
    protoplasts in Vanilla species.
    Current
    Science
    94: 113-118.

  50. Minoo Divakaran, Jayakumar VN,
    Veena SS, Vimala J, Basha A, Saji KV, Nirmal Babu K and Peter K. V
    (2008)  Genetic variations and
    relationships in cultivated Vanilla planifolia and few related species
    using RAPD polymorphism
    . Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
    55:459-470

  51. Shylaja MR, Nirmal Babu K, Nazeem PA,
    Sadhan Kumar PG, Keshavachandran K and Peter KV (2008)
    Herbs
    and Spices for Health and Wellness,
    Spice India 21(5): 15- 24.

  52. Shylaja MR, Nirmal Babu K, Nazeem PA,
    Sadhan Kumar PG, Keshavachandran K and Peter KV (2008)
    Herbs
    and Spices for Health and Wellness,
    Spice India 21(6): 13- 16.

  53. Parthasarathy VA and Nirmal Babu K (2008) Trends in Plant Biotechnology – Scenario in Spice Crops, J. Science, Technology and Management
    1(3): 3-12.

  54. Remmia Raghavan, Elumalai S., Nirmal Babu K. and Jayaraman  P. (2010) Anatomy of three Piper nigrum
    genotypes with respect to Phytophthora foot rot disease
    . Biosciences, Biotechnology Research Asia,
    7 (2): 981-985

  55. Remmia Raghavan, Elumalai S., Nirmal Babu K. and Shailaja Hittalmani (2010)
    Molecular characterization of black
    pepper (Piper nigrum) using RAPD and
    ISSR markers
    . Biosciences,
    Biotechnology Research Asia
    , 7 (2): 1011-1015.

  56. Simi
    Mohan, Utpala Parthasarathy and Nirmal
    Babu K
    (2012) In vitro and in
    vivo
    adventitious bud differentiation from mature seeds of three Garcinia
    spp.
    Indian Journal of Natural
    Products and Resources
    , Vol. 3(1): 65-72

  57. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Jayakumar VN,
    Minoo Divakaran, Venugopal  MN, Sudarshan
    MR,  Radhakrishnan VV, Backiyarani S,
    Narayanaswami MM, Peter KV and Parthasarathy VA (2012)  Genetic diversity and phylogenic
    relationships among small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton.)
    cultivars and related genera using DNA markers
    International Journal of Innovative Horticulture. 1(1):47-56

  58. Utpala Parthasarathy, Nandakishore OP,
    Senthil Kumar R, Nirmal Babu K,
    Zachariah TJ and Parthasarathy VA (2012) Chromatographic fingerprinting and
    estimation of organic acids in selected Garcinia Species,
    International Journal of Innovative
    Horticulture
    . 1(1):68-73

  59. Simi
    Mohan, Utpala Parthasarathy
    Asish
    GR
    and Nirmal
    Babu K
    (2012)
    Evaluation of genetic stability of
    micropropagated plants of three species of Garcinia using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and inter
    simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers, 
    Indian Journal of
    Biotechnology
    , 11: 341-343

  60. Utpala  Parthasarathy, Nirmal Babu K, Senthil Kumar R, Ashis GR, Mohan S and Parthasarathy
    VA (2013) Diversity of Indian Garcinia – A Medicinally Important Spice
    Crop in India
    .
    Acta
    Horticulturae(ISHS)
    , 979: 467-476

  61. Nirmal Babu K., Suraby EJ, Cissin J, Minoo
    D, Pradeepkumar T, Parthasarathy VA
    and
    Peter KV
     (2013) Status
    of Transgenics in Indian Spices
    ,
    J Tropical Agriculture
    51:
    135-151

  62. Rebijith KB, Asokan R, Ranjitha
    HH, Krishna V and Nirmal Babu K
    (2013)
    In silico mining of novel microRNAs from
    coffee (
    Coffea arabica) using expressed sequence tags Journal of Horticultural
    Science & Biotechnology
     88 (3) 325–337

  63. Utpala Parthasarathy,
    Nandakishore OP, Nirmal Babu K
    Senthil Kumar and Parthasaraty VA (2013) Comparative effectiveness of inter-
    simple sequence repeats and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA markers to study
    the genetic diversity of Indian Garcinia,
    African Journal of
    Biotechnology, Academic Journals
    , 12(46): 443- 451.

  64. Sinoj J, Sheeja TE, Bhai RS, Suraby EJ,
    Minoo D, Soji J, Jayakumar VN, Anandaraj M, Bansal KC and Nirmal Babu K (2014) Somatic embryogenesis and transgenics
    development in black pepper for delayed infection and decreased spread of foot
    rot caused by Phytophthora capsici,
     Journal of Plantation Crops,
    42(1):
    20-28.

  65. Utpala Parthasarathy, Vijayan AK and Nirmal Babu K (2014) Large Cardamom –A
    Spatial Apprisal Indian J. Arecanut,
    Spices and Medicinal plants,
    16(4)
    :56-65.

  66. Rahul P Raj, Glint VD and Nirmal Babu K (2015) In vitro Plant regeneration in Naga
    Chili (Capsicum chinense Jacq.).
    Journal of Applied Biology and
    Biotechnology
    Vol. 3 (01):30-33.

  67. Geetha SP, Minoo Divakaran, Sumathi V,
    Rahul P Raj, Nirmal Babu K, Ravindran. PN and Peter KV (2012) Induction of in vitro micro rhizomes and their field performance in ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) for production of disease free planting
    material
    International
    Journal of Innovative Horticulture
    (in Press).

  68. Praveen K, Yamuna G, Minoo D and Nirmal
    Babu
    K (2012) Cryopreservation of in vitro grown shoot tips of
    Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews.) using encapsulation dehydration

    International Journal of Innovative
    Horticulture
    (in Press).

  69. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Rema J, Geetha SP,
    Minoo D, Samsudeen K and Ravindran PN (2012) Micropropagation of two species of long pepper Piper longum L. and P. chaba
    Hunt.
    International Journal of
    Innovative Horticulture
    (in Press).

     

  70.  

POPULAR ARTCLES

  1. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu K (1988) Black
    pepper cultivars suitable for various regions
    . Indian Cocoa, Arecanut & Spices J. 11 (4): 110-112.

  2. Nirmal
    Babu K
    , Rema J, Ravindran
    PN and Peter KV (1993) Biotechnology in
    Spices
    . Indian Horticulture,
    38(3): 46-50.

  3. Nirmal
    Babu K
    and Ravindran PN
    (1994) Applications of plant cell and
    tissue culture in spices-A Review.
    Spice
    India
    7(11): 20-3.

  4. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu K (1997) Cultivating
    black pepper in homestead gardens.
    Indian
    Horticulture
    41(4): 28-29.

  5. Peter KV, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and Rema J (1997) Biotechnological innovations in development
    of spices
    . Agriculture for All 1(2):
    75- 95.

  6. Nirmal
    Babu, K
    , Geetha SP, Minoo
    D, Benny D, Anu A, Vimala J, Dhamayanthi KPM, Krishnamoorthy B,  Ravindran PN and Peter KV  (2001)
    Tissue and Cell Culture Research in Spices, Indian Spices
    38(3): 24-27.

  7. Ravindran PN,
    Johny AK and
    Nirmal Babu K. (2002) Spices
    in our daily life
    , 56 All India Ayurvedic Congress, Satabdi Smaranika
    Vol 2, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, Kerala, India. Pp.227-242.

  8. Ravindran PN, Johny AK and Nirmal Babu K. (2002). Tamarind – the brown gold
    – A tree of untapped potential
    . Indian
    Spices
    . 39 (3): 4-7.

  9. Nirmal
    Babu
    K (2007) Leading paths to
    Spices Biotechnology, Vyavasaya
    Keralam, Bureau of Industrial Promotion, Govt. of Kerala. Trivandrum. pp.43-45.

  10. Krishnamoorthy B., Nirmal Babu K., Sasikumar B., Saji K.V., Johnson K George, Rema J.,
    Prasath D., Shiva K,N., Nair R.R. and Sheeja T.E. (2009) Improved varieties of spices released by Indian Institute of Spices
    Research
    , Calicut, Kerala, Indian J.
    Arecanut, Spices and Medicinal Plants
    11(4):156-161.

  11. Rahul PR, Leela NK, Thankamani CK, Utpala P
    and Nirmal Babu K (2014)  Yellow
    mace nutmeg – the chief of brindavan
    , Spice India. P: 14-15.

     

    MANUALS/TEACHING AIDS/DATA BASES DEVELOPED – (Manuals 7 +14 + Databases 3 = 20)

    RESEARCH REPORTS/
    EXTENSION BULLITINS
     

Project
/ Technical reports

  1. Peter KV, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K., Geetha SP and Manjula C (1996)  In vitro conservation of spices germplasm. DBT Project report.
    Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala, India.

  2. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K, Rema J, Minoo D, Mini PM, Sajina A and Zechariah CJ
    (1996) Rapid clonal propagation of tree spices. DBT Project report.
    Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala, India.

  3. Peter KV, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K,
    Venugopal MN, Geetha SP and Benny D (2001) Production of somaclones and somatic hybrids
    of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) for high yield and resistance to
    diseases
    . ICAR Project report. Indian Institute of Spices Research,
    Calicut, India, pp. 120.

  4. Peter KV, Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K,
    Sasikumar B, Minoo D, Geetha SP and Rajalakshmi K (2002) Establishing In vitro Conservatory of Spices Germplasm. ICAR Project
    report.  Indian Institute of Spices
    Research, Calicut, Kerala, India, pp. 131.

  5. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K and Domenic
    J (2002) Production of Haploids of
    Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum
    Maton) through Anther culture / Microspore culture
    . ICAR Project
    report.  Indian Institute of Spices
    Research, Calicut, Kerala, India, pp. 51.

  6. Nirmal Babu K, Ravindran PN, Sasikumar B. (2003) Field evaluation of tissue cultured plants
    of spices and assessment of their genetic stability using molecular markers
    .
    Project Report, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. pp. 94.

  7. Nirmal Babu K, Sasikumar B, Anandaraj M,
    George JK, Ravindran PN, Asha S and Praseetha K
      (2003). Molecular characterization and preparation of molecular maps in black
    pepper
    . Project report, National Agricultural Technology Project (CGP),
    ICAR, New Delhi. pp. 50.

  8. Ravindran PN and Nirmal Babu K
    (2003). A digitized inventory of plant
    resources – Part II: Other economically important species- Spices and
    Condiments
    . Project report, Department of Biotechnology, Government of
    India. pp. 94.

  9. Nirmal Babu K et al  (2003). In vitro selection for
    resistance to soft rot and bacterial wilt in ginger
    . Project report,
    Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala, India. pp.

  10. Ravindran PN, Nirmal Babu K , Saji
    KV, Geetha SP, Praveen K and Yamuna G (2004) Conservation of Spices genetic resources in in-vitro gene banks.
    ICAR Project report.  Indian Institute of
    Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala, India, .pp. 81.

  11. Nirmal Babu K, George JK, Anandaraj M, Venugopal MN, Nair RR et
    al
    (2005). Improvement of selected
    spices through Biotechnology tools – Black pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Vanilla
    .
    Project report, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. pp. 111.

  12. Nirmal Babu K, Srinivasan V, Anandaraj M, Nair RR and Jacob TK
    (2007). On farm evaluation of Tissue culture derived Black pepper plants.
    Project report, Department of Biotechnology, GOI. pp. 111.

  13. Prasath D, Venugopal MN, Nirmal Babu K and Parthasarathy VA (2007) Guidelines for the conduct of tests for
    Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability – Cardamom ( Elettaria cardamomum
    Maton.)
    ,
    Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala, India,
    pp. 26.

  14. Parthasarathy VA , Anandaraj M, Srnivasan V, Dinesh R,  Nirmal Babu K (2011) Vision 2030,
    Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala, India, pp. 25

 

OTHERS

 

Ph. D Thesis guided (4)


  1. Vimala
    Jose (2005) Studies on genetic
    variability in open pollinated progenies of vanilla
    , Ph. D Thesis,
    University of Calicut, Kerala..

  2. Saji KV (2006)
    Taxonomic and Genetic
    Characterization of Black pepper and related Species
    , Ph. D
    Thesis, University of Calicut, Kerala.

  3. Sumathi V
    (2007) Studies on Somaclonal
    Variation in Zingeberacious Crops
    , Ph. D Thesis, University of
    Calicut, Kerala.

  4. Yamuna G (2007)
    Studies on Cryopreservation of
    Spices Genetic Resources
    Ph. D Thesis, University of Calicut,
    Kerala.

 

Ph. D Thesis guiding (6)


  1. Anupama K
    Development of Microsatellite markers for Black pepper (Piper nigrum. L) and related
    species
    ,
    University of Calicut, Calicut, Kerala.

  2. Chandrasekar
    A Development of an Expressed
    Sequence Tag (ESTs) Resources on Curcuma,
    Mangalore University, Mangalore,
    Karnataka.

  3. Anu Cyriac Development of Microsatellite markers
    for Small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton
    ),
    Mangalore
    University, Mangalore, Karnataka.

  4. Ritto
    Paul Characterization of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) using morphological and
    molecular markers
    , Kannur University, Kerala.  

  5. Cissin
    Jose Molecular characterization and tagging of Phytophthora resistance gene from
    Black pepper
    ,
    Mangalore University, Karnataka. 

  6. Suraby
    EJ Isolation and cloning of Disease resistance gene candidates using degenerate
    primers from NBS region in Black pepper and related piper species,

    Mangalore University, Karnataka.

 

M.Sc
Dissertations guided (25)

1.  Rashmy KR (1998) Studies on RAPD polymorphism
in Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosce.
).  M.Sc. (Biotechnology) dissertation, Cochin
University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala.

2.     Kavitha O (1999) Protoplast isolation, culture and micro
callus development in Chillies (Capsicum annum L.)
M.Sc.
(Biotechnology) dissertation, Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Cochin, Kerala.

3.     Jasmin C (2000) RAPD Polymorphism in Selfed Progenies and
Inter-specific Hybrids of Vanilla
M.Sc (Biotechnology) dissertation, Cochin
University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala.

4.     Hareesh PS (2000) Studies on RAPD Polymorphism in Varieties
and Related Species of Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum L.)
M.Sc
(Biotechnology) dissertation, Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Cochin, Kerala.

5.     Jayakumar VN
(2001) Estimation of genetic fidelity of cardamom Elettaria cardamomum
Maton.) varieties conserved in in vitro repositories using RAPD
polymorphism
. M.Sc (Biotechnology) dissertation, Bharathidasan University,
Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.

6.     Srinivasan
V (2001) Estimation of genetic variability in micropropagated plants of
ginger as expressed by RAPD polymorphism
. M.Sc (Biotechnology)
dissertation, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.

7.     Suja G
(2002) Somaclonal variation in micro
propagated and callus regenerated plants of ginger. (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) as expressed by RAPD polymorphism
, M.Sc dissertation, University of
Madras, Tamil Nadu.

8.     Sinoj J (2002) Molecular characterization
of Black pepper and related species using RAPD polymorphism,
M.Sc

dissertation, Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu.

9.     Karthik Prabhu T (2002) Studies on genetic fidelity of
micropropagated plants of Black pepper using RAPD polymorphism
, M.Sc dissertation, Bharathidasan
University, Tamil Nadu.

10. Bhasha MA (2002) Molecular characterization
of Vanilla and related species using RAPD polymorphism
M.Sc
dissertation, Periyar University, Tamil Nadu.

11.  Judy EP (2002) Molecular characterization
of Cinnamon and related species using RAPD polymorphism,
M.Sc

dissertation, Periyar University, Tamil Nadu.

12. Reema KK
(2002) Molecular characterization of Phytophthora tolerant and
susceptible lines of black pepper
,  Piper
nigrum
L., M. Sc dissertation, Kannur University, Kerala.

13.  Kripa JK (2002) Studies on inter relation ships among black pepper and related species
as expressed by RAPD polymorphism
,
M.Sc
dissertation, Nagarjuna
University, Andhra Pradesh
.

14.  Babitha Bai
AP (2002) Studies on detection of RAPD markers linked to ‘katte’ disease
resistance in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton).
M. Sc
dissertation, Kannur University, Kerala.

15. Sirajuddeen A (2002) Studies on genetic
stability of micropropagated and micro-rhizome propagated turmeric plants (Curcuma
Long
a L) through RAPD profiles
. M. Sc dissertation, University of
Bangalore, Karnataka.

16.  Swapna RN
(2002) Studies on cryopreservation of ginger (Zingiber officinale
Rose) shoot buds
. M. Sc dissertation, University of Bangalore, Karnataka.

17.  Pulla Rao VV
(2003) Molecular characterization of Garcinia using RAPD polymorphism.
M.Sc Dissertation. Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh.

18.  Sunaina R
(2003) Studies on inheritance of Phytophthora resistance in hybrid
progenies of Black pepper (Piper nigrum L) Panniyur 1 X Subhakara
,
M.Sc dissertation, Calicut University, Kerala.

19.  Ishwarya K
(2003) Studies on inheritance of Phytophthora resistance in selfed
progenies of Black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) – Panniyur 1, Subhakara and P24
, M. Sc dissertation,
University of Calicut, Kerala.

20.  Bhavitha K (2004) Studies on genetic fidelity of micropropagated black pepper by using
RAPD and ISSR polymorphism
. M.Sc Biotechnology. Dissertation
submitted to Bharatidasan University, Tamil Nadu
.

21.  Reshna S (2004). Micropropagation of vanilla and its genetic stability analysis using
RAPD markers
. M.Sc Biotechnology. Dissertation submitted to Periyar
University Tamil Nadu
.

22.  Fajita Varghese (2003) Molecular characterization of male, female and
bisexual lines of Myristica fragrance Houtt. and creation of a database
for Myristica species
,
Dissertation submitted to Bharatidasan University, Tamil Nadu.

23.  Jency R (2009) Molecular Characterization and Species
Interrelationships of Cinnamomum using RAPD Polymorphism
, Dissertation
submitted to Bharatidasan University, Tamil Nadu.

24. Amritha Vijayan (2009) Plant regeneration, Genetic transformation and Molecular
characterization of
Piper betle L, Dissertation submitted to VIT
University, Tamil Nadu.

25. Swedha R (2011) Development of DNA
markers for identification of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) varieties
. Dissertation submitted to VIT
University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

 

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