Ramesh Pal Singh Verma

Ramesh Pal Singh Verma
Consultant - Barley Breeder

Dr. Ramesh Verma is a principal scientist with ICARDA's biodiversity and crop improvement program. He works on barley improvement for abiotic- and biotic-stress tolerance. His research also involves the improvement of the malting quality of barley and its nutrition, as well as molecular markers and QTL identification for barley diseases.

Before joining ICARDA in 2013, Verma was principal investigator in the Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research. There, he worked on the development of two-row malt barley and developed nine malting barley varieties. He contributed to the release of several wheat varieties in northern India and created India’s first malting-quality evaluation laboratory. Dr. Verma has a Ph.D. in plant breeding from Govind Ballabh Pant University in India.

Ramesh Pal Singh Verma's Publications

Seedling and adult stage resistance to spot form of net blotch (SFNB) in spring barley and stability of adult stage resistance to SFNB in Morocco
Genome-wide association studies of net form of net blotch resistance at seedling and adult plant stages in spring barley collection
Molecular and phenotypic diversity of ICARDA spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) collection
Comparative Analysis of Agro-Morphological and Molecular Variations in Huskless Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) under Central Agro-Climatic Zone of India
Identification of barley genotypes with higher protein content coupled with bold grains for food and malt barley improvement under sub-tropical climates
Diversity assessment of hulled barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) accessions by agro-morphological traits and SSR markers
Genome wide association studies (GWAS) of element contents in grain with a special focus on zinc and iron in a world collection of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)
Hulless barley as a promising source to improve the nutritional quality of wheat products
Genotypic and growing location effect on grain β-glucan content of barley under sub-tropical climates
Notification of crop varieties and registration of germplasm - Barley Variety DWRB123
Book Chapter
December 31, 2016

Barley being the earliest domesticated cereal is one of the major world crops today. Wide adaptation of barley to ecogeographic conditions and higher response to low input and stressful environments make it globally cultivated. The diploid and self...

GxE evaluation of salinity tolerant barley genotypes by AMMI model
AMMI, GGE  biplots  and  regression  analysis  to  comprehend  the G x E interaction in multi-environment barley trials
AMMI model to analyse GxE for dual purpose barley in multi-environment trials
Widening the Genetic Base of Indian Barley Through the Use of Exotics
Effect of Genotype, Environment and Malting on the Antioxidant Activity and Phenolic Content of Indian Barley
Barley lines with higher grain beta glucan content identified
Journal Article
January 13, 2016

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in food barley due to it's health benefitting properties. Barley grain contains a polysaccharide, beta glucan, which has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol and glucose level. The varieties and some...

Characterization for DUS descriptors and environmental interaction studies for grain protein and starch content in barley (H. vulgare)
Seedling and adult plant resistance of barley genotypes to stripe rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei)
Genetic analyses of malting quality characters in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)