- Written by Dimitar Kirkovski
Dr. Amol Nankar
Position: Postdoctoral researcher
Department: Vegetable Breeding, CPSBB
Dr. Nankar’s PhD research was focused on breeding and biofortification of nutritionally enhanced blue corn of Southwest USA and Northwest Mexico at New Mexico State University, USA. As a postdoctoral researcher in Texas A&M AgriLife, Texas, USA he led the research on characterization of high anthocyanin and mycotoxin resistance to develop the corn breeding lines and hybrids suitable for North American market segment. In mid 2018, Dr. Nankar joined the CPSBB’s Department of Vegetable Breeding and proactively involved in diverse research activities to establish a tomato and pepper core collection collected from Balkan region.
Nankar A., Tringovska I., Grozeva S., Todorova V., Kostova D. (2019). Application of high-throughput phenotyping tool Tomato Analyzer to characterize Balkan Capsicum fruit diversity. Scientia Horticulturae. 260.
Nankar А., Holguin О., Scott P., Pratt R. (2017). Grain and Nutritional Quality Traits of Southwestern U.S. Blue Maize Landraces. Cereal Chem. 94(6): 950-955.
Nankar A., Grant L., Scott P., Pratt R. (2016). Agronomic and Kernel Compositional Traits of Blue Maize Landraces from the Southwestern United States (Crop Science). doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.12.0773. Crop Sci. 56:2663-2674
Nankar A., Dungan B., Paz, Sudasinghe N., Schaub T., Holguin O., Pratt R. (2016). Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Anthocyanins from Southwestern US Blue Corn. Manuscript Online J. Sci. Food Agric. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.7671