Botany Department


Dr. Ponni T.G

[email protected]
+91 8921242036


  • Assistant professor


  • Botany

Edu. Qualifications

  • M.Sc
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D.

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Plant tissue culture
  • plant physiology and biochemistry

Courses/subject Taught

  • B.Sc Biotechnology – Plant physiology
  • B.Sc Botany – Mycology
  • M.Sc Botany – Biochemistry

Field of Research

  • Tissue culture
  • Molecular biology


  • 4 years and 9 months of Research Experiences
  • Scholarships/Fellowships Obtained
  • Kerala University JRF

Papers Presented

  • PonniT.G.andAshalathaS.Nair.2019.“Invitrogeneticfidelityassessmentand Identificationofdroughtresponsivegenesinwildbanana-Ensetesuperbum(Roxb.)Cheesman”.Internationalconference”ProvectusPlantae’19–ExploringTheScopeofPlantGeneticResources”.22-24May.Departmentof Botany, UniversityofKerala.
  • PonniT.G. and Ashalatha S. Nair. 2016. “Transcriptionaldownregulation of MaRAV geneinbananaunderdroughtstress”.InternationalSeminaron New Frontiers in Cytogenetics,XIIIconference ofthe society of cytologists &geneticists.15-17 December.Departmentof Botany, UniversityofKerala.
  • ResmiL.,PonniT.G.andAshalathaS.Nair.2016.“Sequencingand expression analysis ofDroughtresponsive genes in banana“.National Conference on Genomicsand Society Prospects,ChallengesandConcerns.February 17-19.IU -CGGT,DepartmentofBiotechnology,UniversityofKerala.
  • PonniT.G.andAshalathaS.Nair.2015.“CormletproductioninEnsetesuperbum(Roxb.) cheesman- an efficient means for conservation”.National Multi- Disciplinary AnnualResearch Conference (MARC).15th to 18th December. DepartmentofBotany,UniversityofKerala,Karyavattom,Thiruvananthapuram.
  • PonniT.G.andAshalathaS.Nair.2014.“SomaticembryogenesisinEnsete superbum (Roxb.)cheesman-Awildmedicinalplant”.Nationalsymposium onunderutilized and wild edible plants ofIndia-Future crops”organizedbyDepartmentofBotany,UniversityofKerala,Karyavottom onDecember10thto12th.
  • PonniT.G.andAshalathaS.Nair.2014.“ConservationofEnsetesuperbum(Roxb.) CheesmanthroughMicropropagation”.NationalSeminar‘RoleofPlant
  • SystematicsinBiodiversityanditsConservation’4-5thMarch.Department of Botany,SNCollege,Cherthala.
  • ResmiL.,PonniT.G.andAshalathaS.Nair.2016.“Differentialexpression analysis ofExpansingeneindroughttolerantandsusceptiblebananacultivars“. National ConferenceonGenomicsandSociety– Prospects,Challengesand Concerns. February17-19.IU-CGGT,DepartmentofBiotechnology,UniversityofKerala.

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • GNF National Seminaron ‘Modern Trends in Conservation, Utilisation and Improvement of Plant Genetic Resources’ held at the Department of Botany,
  • University of Kerala on 23-24 November2017.
  • National Symposium on‘Biological Applications of Confocal Microscopy’,held at theDepartmentofBotany,UniversityofKeralaon9thMarch 2016.
  • International Symposium on ‘Science Education and Sustainable Development’ heldattheDepartmentofBotany,UniversityofKeralaon22-23January2016.
  • National Seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Plant Science’ held at the Department of Botany,UniversityofKeralaon27February2016.
  • National Seminar on ‘New Perspectives in proteomics’ held at Inter University Centre for Genomics and GeneTechnology, Karyavattom  on 27 th March 2015.
  • National Seminars on ‘Current Vistas In Cell and Molecular Biology’ held at the Department of Botany, University of Kerala on 26th March 2015.
  • National Symposium on ‘Plant Diversity, Utilization and Management’ held at the Department of Botany,University of Keralaon27-29May2010.
  • 97thIndian Science Congress Held at Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram on 3rd to 7th January 2010.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • ‘Transcriptom eAnalysis in Plants’ held at the Department of Botany, University of Kerala on 14th to 16th February 2018.
  • ‘RNAiandmiRNA in Crops’ held at the Department of Botany, University of Kerala on 16th to 18th January 2018.
  • ‘RealTimePCRandits Applications’ held at the Department of Botany, University of Keralaon 17th to 18th August 2015.
  • ‘Research Methodology’ held at the Department of Botany, University of Kerala on 29th to 30thMay 2015.
  • ‘Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis’ held at Dept.of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of kerala on 16th to 19th March 2015

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