Genetic Gains Program
Vetriventhan is a Scientist (Genetic Resources), in the Genebank, Research Program – Genetic Gains, at ICRISAT-Hyderabad.
He obtained his PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Tamil Nadu, India. He is involved in genebank activities on sorghum and six small millets (finger millet, foxtail millet, proso millet, kodo millet, little millet and barnyard millet), on subjects such as germplasm characterization, regeneration, conservation and documentation. His research activities focus on enhancing use of germplasm in crop improvement, such as forming representative germplasm sets (core/mini core), germplasm gap identification, evaluation and identification of trait specific germplasm sources, developing genetic and genomic resources and so on.
Prior to joining ICRISAT, he worked as Scientist (Plant Breeding) for about two years at the Directorate of Seed Research, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Uttar Pradesh, India. He has over 50 publications, including 20 research articles, one review and five chapters in books, and he has also edited one book and four training manuals.
Expertise in: Plant breeding and genetics; plant genetic resources
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=9l2p87kAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mani_Vetriventhan