The discipline “TISSUE CULTURE” a novel concept of culturing totipotent single cells and developing the plants that is challengeable to the environmental habitat including to the dominating pathogens that cause diseases. Gottlieb Haberlandt, the father of plant tissue culture, established this unique process that involves the cultivation of embryo and culturing of vegetative cells in vitro and acclimatizing in vivo. Tissue culture has at most priority in the fields of Plant Breeding, Plant Propagation and Plant Biotechnology. It has become one of the most reliable and dependent technology among the plant science study. Inclusive of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering this branch of science can revolutionize the existing system. This branch has been exploited and explored in different contexts viz., Industrial, Commercial production of saplings and Research and development etc.,
On the other hand, cell culture technique enables to understand the structure and functions of cells which is programmed by Genetic Engineering tools and techniques for the production of vaccines, interferon, clinical substances viz., growth hormones, monoclonal antibody production, stem cells etc.,
In the current scenario tissue cultured plantlets are on demand in the country. It is estimated that around 200 crores of turnover in the domestic market is proving its potency with 20% annual growth. There are more than 70 commercial tissue culture units established in the country. This field of science is also supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in various research institutions and Universities for improving the protocols that can be extralopated to the different fields viz., State Agriculture Department, Agri ExportZones (AEZs), Spice Board, Sugar industry, Paper industry, Medicinal plant industry and StateForest Departments etc.,
Any undergraduate Science degree recognized by UGC with biology as one of the subjects.
This field is another candidate in the pool of scientific horizon that creates ample avenues for undergraduate and postgraduate students in both the field of research and placements in research and developments and also in biotechnology based companies.
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1. Awareness among the illiterates about food and hygiene 2. Develop the skills regarding tissue culture aspects of generating disease resistant varieties 3. Enhance personality development among the students to design their career 4. Guide the stakeholders with their respective areas of interest specially in the field of research.
Dr. Sumana K, Assistant Professor, Division of Microbiology and Tissue Culture, Department of Water and Health, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS AHER, Mysuru pursued doctoral degree from University of Mysuru, Mysuru in 2012 and Master of Arts from Karnataka State Open University in 2014 with Seventh Rank. She has the area of expertise in the area of Mycology and Plant Pathology. Currently research progress has taken turn with the previous research experience towards Clinical Microbiology, Food Microbiology. She started her career as Lecturer in Microbiology (2002-11) at JSS College for Women, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru and JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science(2011-15), Mysuru and currently, serving as Assistant Professor at Division of Microbiology, JSS AHER, Mysuru, handling both UG and PG Microbiology students, She is recognised as PG Coordinator for the Department of Water and Health, Faculty of Life Sciences (2017- 18; 2018-till date). She is also guiding four research students that leads to PhD degree. She emphasises more towards the interested area of research the student would like to get expertised with involving specialists in that specific area as a part of the research team.
She is also involved in various academic boards and organisations VIZ., BOS (Board of Studies) Member, Dept. of Microbiology, at JSS College for Women, Saraswathipram (2006-2009) ; (Nominated by Academic Council Team), Dept. of Biotechnology, JSS College for Women, Saraswathipram (2016-2017); SBRR Mahajan First Grade College (2018-19); Maharani's Science College for Women (Autonomous) (2019-21); BOE (Board of Exams) Member, Dept. of Microbiology, at JSS College for Women, Saraswathipram (2006-2009); Member BOE, Dept. of Biotechnology, JSS College for Women, Saraswathipram (2016-2017)
She is a Life member for Association of Microbiologists of India and served as Joint Secretary and Secretary at Association of Microbiologists of India, Mysuru Chapter, Mysuru, 2014-15 and 2016-17 respectively. AMI-MC Executive committee member till date. She has participated and presented in the conferences (13), Seminars (15) and Workshops (18). She has publications in peer reviewed national and international journals (13). As a part of research activity she has undergone research training at Faculty of Technology, Kohn Kaen University, Thailand (Sept 1 st to October 31st, 2016).
Epidemiology and Molecular Diagnosis of Virulence Factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Multi Drug Resistance and Heteroresistance in Lactics