Mamta Kajal

Mamta Kajal

PhD student, Genetics
Mamta Kajal
My research  focuses on biotechnological manipulation of TFL1 gene in Fragaria iinumaeF iinumae is one of the diploid progenitors of cultivated strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa). TFL1 gene is responsible for seasonal flowering character in Fragaria spp. My objective is to maipulate TFL1 gene homologue in F. Iiinumae through biotechnological techniques so that perpetual flowering character is obtained. By doing this, F.iinumae would serve as an excellent model plant in studying various agricultural traits like powdery mildew disease.