The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledgebase in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. Having pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units.
Situated among pristine environ in the lap of Dhauladhar ranges, CSIR-IHBT is the only laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in the State of Himachal Pradesh (H.P.), India. Institute has a focused research mandate on bioresources for catalysizing bioeconomy in a sustainable manner.
- Identifying wrong assemblies in de novo short read primary sequence assembly contigs.
With the advent of short-reads-based genome sequencing approaches, large number of organisms are being sequenced all over the world. Most of these assemblies are done using some de novo short read assemblers and other related approaches.
A manuscript entitled "Supported Rhodium Nanoparticle Catalyzed Intermolecular Regioselective Carbonylative Cyclization of Terminal Alkynes Using Oxalic Acid as Sustainable C1 Source Authors: NR Guha, V Thakur, D Bhattacherjee, R Bharti and P Das" has been accepted for publication in "Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis" journal (IF: 6.45).
News & Events
Hon’ble PM released new varietiesclose
Hon’ble Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi released new varieties of Calla Lilly (Him Sumukh & Him Sweta) and Gerbera (Him Aabha, Him Apoorva, Him Gaurav, Him Keerti & Him Saumya)
- Internationally gerbera ranks fifth among top ten cut flowers with market trade of 134 million Euros with 570 million flower sticks (2012). US and China are the major producers of Gerbera cut flowers.
- Currently, in India gerbera is cultivated in 2250 acres. Being a three-year crop with 30,000 plant density in an acre, the annual demand of this crop is 23 million plants costing Rs. 57.5crores (price per plant is Rs. 25/-).
- Presently, all the cultivars of gerbera in trade are imported and subsequently mass multiplied through tissue culture.
- CSIR-IHBT is only Institute developing Gerbera varieties.
- CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur has developed five new varieties of gerbera namely, Him Saumya (light yellow colour), Him Gaurav (pink colour), Him Aabha (yellow orange colour), Him Apoorva (Red bicolour) and Him Keerti (bright yellow colour) through ongoing hybridization and selection programme. The varieties were selected for unique double / semi-double flower shapes and bright colors which find preference among consumers and are as per the requirements of market demand. A controlled hybridization programme was carried out using characterized gerbera parental lines and selecting the promising hybrid genotypes based on morphological and floral attributes. The selections were evaluated for agronomic performance under protected cultivation for two years and found superior to the parents. The varieties have good tissue culture response, nursery performance, vigorous growth and suitable for protected cultivation.
- Internationally calla lilyhas market trade of 25 million Euros with 63 million flower sticks (2012). New Zealand and US are the major producers.
- Presently the crop is in trial mode as a future floriculture crop and the Institute will be promoting it as a new crop for commercial cut flower production as well as pot culture.
- This floriculture crop is a new introduction and the commercial cultivation of this crop is yet to commence in India. Some of the tissue culture firms have imported the planting material of calla lilies for conducting demonstration trials in India for establishing market and consumer demand.
- The Institute has also developed two varieties of Calla lilies, Him Sumukh (yellow colour) and Him Shweta (white colour) which are very attractive because of their exotic blooms and glossy foliage. Calla lilies are new introduction as floriculture crop and have potential both as a cut flower as well as flowering pot plant.
Visit of Sh. R.S Tlau, Hon'ble MPclose
Visit of Sh. Ronald Sapa Tlau, Hon'ble MP, Rajya Sabha (August 14-18, 2015)
DG-CSIR Visit to IHBT (May 2016)close
DG-CSIR Visit to IHBT (May 2016)
International Yoga Dayclose
Institute celebrated International Yoga Day (21-June-16)
CSIR-IHBT celebrated the International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm. A yoga expert, Ms. Ruchika Chauhan from Himalayan Research Institute for Yoga and Naturopathy (KAYAKALP) Palampur was invited as the resource person. She briefly highlighted the benefits of yoga in context to the present day life style. Thereafter, she held a practical session of one and half hour and demonstrated various asanas, wherein staff and students participated. She also addressed to several queries raised by the participants. Everybody felt relaxed and energetic after the session. The programme was organised in the conference hall and telecasted live in the lobby and corridor for greater participation.
Training programme organized on "cultivation of medicinal and aromatic crops" at high altitude (Lauhal)