Mr. Neeraj Budhlakoti
Dr. Neeraj Budhlakoti
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Research Interest

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Machine Learning & Data Mining


  • Taught Senior Certification Course, Application of Computer in Agriculture

Important Projects

  • Non Linear Modelling For Genomic Predictions Based on Multiple Traits

  • Development of an Improved Hybrid De-novo Whole Genome Assembler

  • Development of robust methods for Genomic Selection

  • Identification of defense genes/QTLs associated with stripe rust resistance in wheat

  • Structural and functional genomics of potato and its pest / pathogen using bioinformatics approaches.

Awards and Honors

  • BEST PAPER AWARD: Richa Varshney, Neeraj Budhlakoti and Chandish R Ballal (2018). Geocoris ochropterus Fieber: a potential predator. Best paper presentation award in First International conference on Biological Control: Approaches and Applications, organized at Bengaluru, India from 27-29 September, 2018.

  • BEST PAPER AWARD: Awarded 1st Prize for Hindi Research Paper entitled “टी. ए. जी. पी. टी.: जीन एक्स्प्रेसन डेटा पर आधारित ट्रेट से संबंधित जीन की पहचान के लिये वैब सर्वर” by Mishra, D.C., Budhlakoti, N., Kumar, S., Lal, S. B. and Rai, Anil presented during Hindi Pakhwada (September 01 to 14, 2018) at IASRI, New Delhi.

Training Courses/Teaching Material

  • Conducted a Training Programme entitled "Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data Analysis: A Practical Perspective" using R during 7-9, August, 2018 at Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, IGKV, Raipur.

  • Attended National workshop on Developing a Roadmap for Agricultural Knowledge Management in India held on September 2017 at NASC complex, New Delhi.

  • Attended 3 day’s Hindi training programme entitled “कृषि में प्रतिदर्श सर्वेक्षण तकनीकों का उपयोग” from 25-27 September, 2017 at ICAR-IASRI.

  • Conducting various practical sessions using R in Training programme organized at Institute level.

  • Delivering lectures in various sponsored training programs organized at Institute level.

  • Organized a training programme “Recent Advances of Bioinformatics in Agriculture: A Practical Perspective” sponsored by HRM unit of ICAR, New Delhi from December 1 to December 21, 2017

  • Organized a 3 days training programme in Hindi entiteledजैव-सूँचना विज्ञान: एकपरिचय held at ICAR-IASRI for Scientist and technical staff from may 24, 2017 to may 26, 2017 as a course Co-Cordinator.

Important Publications

  • Sharma, D. , Kumari, A., Sharma, P., Singh, A., Sharma, A., Mir, Z.A., Kumar, U., Jan, S., Parthiban, M., Mir, R.R. , Bhati, P., Pradhan, A.K., Yadav, A., Mishra, D.C. , Budhlakoti, N. , Yadav, M. C., Gaikwad, K.B. Singh, A.K., Singh, G.P., Kumar, S. (2023). Meta QTL analysis in wheat: progress, challenges and opportunities. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (2023) 136:247. iconpdf

  • Upadhyay, D., Budhlakoti, N. , Kumari, J., Chaudhary, N., Padaria, J. C., Sareen, S., & Kumar, S. (2023). In-silico characterization of drought stress related WRKY2 transcription factor in wheat crop (Triticum aestivum L.): study of its physico-chemical properties and structural dynamics. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 1-12. iconpdf

  • Upadhyay, D., Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, D.C., Kumari, J., Gahlaut, V., Chaudhary, N., Padaria, J.C., Sareen, S., Kumar, S. (2023). Characterization of Stress-Induced Changes in Morphological, Physiological and Biochemical Properties of Indian Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Under Deficit Irrigation. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. iconpdf

  • Pradhan, A.K., Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, D.C., Prasad, P., Bhardwaj, S.C., Sareen, S., Sivasamy, M., Jayaprakash, P., Geetha, M., Nisha, R. and Shajitha, P., Peter J., Kaur, A., Kaur, S., Vikas, V.K., Singh, K. & Kumar, S. (2023). Identification of Novel QTLs/Defense Genes in Spring Wheat Germplasm Panel for Seedling and Adult Plant Resistance to Stem Rust and Their Validation Through KASP Marker Assays. Plant Disease, iconpdf

  • Ray, A., Gadratagi, B.G., Budhlakoti, N. , Rana, D.K., Adak, T., Govindharaj, G.P.P., Patil, N.B., Mahendiran, A. and Rath, P.C. (2023). Functional response of an egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilonis Ishii to sublethal imidacloprid exposure. Pest Management Science. DOI: iconpdf

  • Mir, Z.A., Chauhan, D., Pradhan, A.K., Srivastava, V., Sharma, D., Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, D.C., Jadon, V., Sahu, T. K., Grover, M., Gangwar, O.P., Kumar, S., Bhardwaj, S.C., Padaria, J.C., Singh, A.K., Rai, A., Singh G. P., Kumar, S. (2023). Comparative transcriptome profiling of near isogenic lines PBW343 and FLW29 to unravel defense related genes and pathways contributing to stripe rust resistance in wheat. Funct Integr Genomics, 23(2), 1-19. iconpdf

  • Khan, M.A., Rai, A., Mishra, D.C., Budhlakoti, N. , Satpathy, S., Majumdar, S.G.. (2023). Comparative study of multi-trait genomic and phenotypic selection indexes for selection of superior genotypes. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. Volume 83, Issues 01, Pages 88-94. iconpdf

  • Mir, Z.A., Chandra, T., Saharan, A., Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, D.C., Saharan, M.S., Mir, R.R., Singh, A.K., Sharma, S., Vikas, V.K. and Kumar, S. (2023). Recent advances on genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genomic selection (GS); prospects for Fusarium head blight research in Durum wheat. Molecular Biology Reports, 1-17. iconpdf

  • Mishra, D.C., Majumdar, S.G., Kumar, A., Bhati, J., Chaturvedi, K. K., Kumar, R.R., Goswami, S., Rai, A., and Budhlakoti, N. (2023). Regulatory Networks of lncRNAs, miRNAs, and mRNAs in Response to Heat Stress in Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.): An Integrated Analysis. International Journal of Genomics. Volume 2023, Article ID 1774764, 17 pages iconpdf

  • Sareen, S., Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, K.K., Bharad, S., Potdukhe, N.R., Tyagi, B.S. and Singh, G.P., (2023). Resilience to Terminal Drought, Heat, and Their Combination Stress in Wheat Genotypes. Agronomy, 13(3), 1-17. iconpdf

  • Khan, M.A., Rai, A., Mishra, D.C., Budhlakoti, N. , Satpathy, S. and Majumdar, S.G., 2023. Comparative study of multi-trait genomic and phenotypic selection indexes for selection of superior genotypes. Indian journal of genetics and plant breeding, 83(01), 88-94 iconpdf

  • Gupta, N.C., Yadav, S., Arora, S., Mishra, D.C., Budhlakoti, N. , Gaikwad, K., Rao, M., Prasad, L., Rai, p.k & Sharma, p. (2022). Draft genome sequencing and secretome profiling of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum revealed effector repertoire diversity and allied broad‑host range necrotrophy. Scientific Reports, 12 : 1-16. iconpdf

  • Kumar, S., Pradhan, A.K., Kumar, U., Dhillon, G.C., Kaur, S., Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, D.C., Singh, A.K., Singh, R., Kumari, J., Kumaran, V.K., Mishra, V.K., Bhati, P.K., Das, S., Chand, R., Singh, K.,Kumar, S., (2022). Validation of Novel spot blotch disease resistance alleles identified in unexplored wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) germplasm lines through KASP markers. BMC plant biology. 22:618 iconpdf

  • Sharanbasappa, Mishra, D.C., Sharma,A., Kumar, S., Maji, A.K., Budhlakoti, N. , Sinha, D. A Deep Clustering based Novel Approach for Binning of Metagenomics Data. Current genomics. iconpdf

  • Madival, S. D., Mishra, D.C., Sharma, A., Kumar, S., Maji, A. K., Budhlakoti, N. , Sinha, D., & Rai, A. (2022). A Deep Clustering-based Novel Approach for Binning of Metagenomics Data. Current Genomics, 23(5), 353-368.iconpdf

  • Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, D.C., Majumdar, S.G., Kumar, A., Srivastava, S., Rai, S.N. and Rai, A. Integrated Model for Genomic Prediction under Additive and Non-Additive Genetic Architecture. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13:1027558. iconpdf

  • Mishra, D. C., Guha Majumdar, S., Budhlakoti, N. , Kumar, A., & Chaturvedi, K. K. (2022). OMICS Tools and Techniques for Study of Defense Mechanism in Plants. In Thermotolerance in Crop Plants (pp. 237-250). Springer, Singapore.iconpdf

  • Kumar, S., Vikas, V.K., Pradhan, A., Budhlakoti, N. , Mishra, D.C., Tilak, Bhardwaj S.C., Kumar, S., Sivasamy, M., Jayaprakash, P., R. Nisha, P. Shajitha, Peter, J., Geetha, M., Mir, R., and Singh,K. (2022). Multi-locus genome-wide association studies (ML-GWAS)reveal novel genomic regions associated with seedling and adult plant stage leaf rust resistance in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Heredityiconpdf

  • Saxesena, R.R., Mishra, V.K., Chand, R., Kumar, U., Chowdhury, A.K., Bhati, J., Budhlakoti, N. , and Joshi, A.K. (2022). SNP Discovery Using BSR-Seq Approach for Spot Blotch Resistance in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), an Essential Crop for Food Security. Frontiers in genetics, 13iconpdf

  • Varsney, R. & Budhlakoti, N. (2022). Biology and functional response of the predator, Dortus primarius (Distant) (Hemiptera: Miridae) preying on Frankliniella schultzei (Trybom) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control, 32:31.iconpdf

  • Mishra, D.C., Arora, D., Budhlakoti, N. , Solanke, A.U., Mithra, S., Kumar, A., Pandey, P.S., Srivastava, S., Kumar, S., Farooqi, M. S., Lal, S. B., Rai, A., & Chaturvedi, K. K. (2022). Identification of Potential Cytokinin Responsive Key Genes in Rice Treated With Trans-Zeatin Through Systems Biology Approach. Frontiers in genetics, 12, 780599.iconpdf

  • Budhlakoti, N. ., Kushwaha, A.K., Rai, A., Chaturvedi, K.K., Kumar, A., Pradhan, A.K., Kumar, U., Kumar, R.R., Juliana, P., Mishra, D.C., Kumar, S. (2022). Genomic Selection: A Tool for Accelerating the Efficiency of Molecular Breeding for Development of Climate Resilient Crops. Frontiers in Genetics, section Plant Genomics. iconpdf

  • Varshney R, Budhlakoti, N. (2022). Development and fertility parameters of a predatory bug, Dortus primarius Distant (Miridae: Deraeocorinae) at different temperatures. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 24:1-7. iconpdf

  • Sharma, N.K., Mishra, D.C., Farooqi, Md. S., Budhlakoti, N. , Chaturvedi, K.K., Das, S., Kumar, A. and Rai, A., (2021). Algorithm for selection of informative genes using gene expression data. International Journal of Agricultural and Statistical Sciences. iconpdf

  • Kumar, P., Nimbal, S., Budhlakoti, N. , Singh, V., & Sangwan, R. S. (2021). Genetic diversity and population structure analysis for morphological traits in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Journal of Applied Genetics, 1-15. | iconpdf

  • Kumar, P., Malik, R., Tikle, A. N., Budhlakoti, N. , & Verma, R. P. S. (2021). Microsatellite markers based association mapping for yield contributing traits in exotic barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions from ICARDA. Indian J. Genet, 81, 3.

  • Kumari, S., Suroshe, S.S., Kumar, D., Budhlakoti, N. and Yana, V., 2021. Foraging behaviour of Scymnus coccivora Ayyar against cotton mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 28(7), 3799-3805 iconpdf

  • Mishra, D.C., Yadav, S., Sikka, P., Jerome, A, Paul, S.S., Rao, A.R., Budhlakoti, N., Bhati, J., Singh, K.P., Balhara, A.K., Singh, I., Rai, A., Chaturvedi, K.K.(2021). SNPRBb: Economically important trait specific SNP Resources of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Conservation Genetics Resources. iconpdf

  • Kumar, P., Nimbal, S., Singh, R., Budhlakoti, N., Singh, V., Mishra, D.C., Sagar and Choudhary, R.R., (2021). Identification of novel marker-trait associations for lint yield contributing traits in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) using SSRs. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2021;12: 855 iconpdf

  • Pandey, A.K., Mishra, V.K., Chand, R., Navathe, S.,Budhlakoti, N., Srinivasa, J., Sharma, S. and Joshi, A.K., 2021. Crosses with spelt improve tolerance of South Asian spring wheat to spot blotch, terminal heat stress, and their combination. Scientific reports, 11(1), pp.1-12. iconpdf

  • Budhlakoti, N., Rai, A., Mishra, D.C., Jaggi, S., Kumar, M., Rao A.R.,(2020). Comparative study of different non-parametric genomic selection methods under diverse genetic architecture. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 80 (4), 395-401. iconpdf

  • Anjan Kumar Pradhan, Sundeep Kumar, Amit Kumar Singh, Neeraj Budhlakoti,D.C. Mishra, Divya Chauhan, Shikha Mittal, Monendra Grover, Suneel Kumar, O.P. Gangwar, Subodh Kumar, Arun Gupta, S.C. Bhardwaj, Anil Rai, Kuldeep Singh (2020). Identification of QTLs/defense genes effective at seedling stage against prevailing races of wheat stripe rust in India. Front. Genet. 11: 572975. iconpdf

  • Rajan Veena, Mishra Dwijesh Chandra, Budhlakoti Neeraj and Kumar Sundeep (2020). Prediction and validation of protein-protein interaction using protein 3D structure and physicochemical properties by the aid of support vector machine. Biotech Today, 10 (1):12 – 14.

  • N Budhlakoti, A Rai, DC Mishra, S Jaggi, M Kumar, AR Rao Comparative study of different non-parametric genomic selection methods under diverse genetic architecture(2020) Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 80 (4), 395-401.

  • N Budhlakoti, A Rai, DC Mishra Effect of influential observation in genomic prediction using LASSO diagnostic Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 90 (6), 1155-1159

  • AK Pradhan, D Kumar, AK Singh, N Budhlakoti, DC Mishra, D Chauhan, .Identification of QTLs/defense genes effective at seedling stage against prevailing races of wheat stripe rust in India

  • Singh, Shweta, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Ravindra Nath Kharwar, Neeraj Budhlakoti, Ram Narayan Ahirwar, Dwijesh Chandra Mishra, Sundeep Kumar et al. (2020). Genetic characterization for lesion mimic and other traits in relation to spot blotch resistance in spring wheat. PloS one 15: e0240029.iconpdf

  • Mishra,D.C.,Arora, D., Kumar, R.R., Goswami, S., Varshney, S., Budhlakoti, N., Kumar, S., Chaturvedi, K.K., Sharma, A., Chinnusamy, V. and Rai, A., 2020. Weighted gene co-expression analysis for identification of key genes regulating heat stress in wheat. Cereal Research Communications, pp.1-9. iconpdf

  • Anu Sharma,Dwijesh Chandra Mishra,Neeraj Budhlakoti, Anil Rai, Shashi Bhushan Lal and Sanjeev Kumar (2020). Algorithmic and computational comparison of metagenome assemblers. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 90 (5): 847–54.

  • Budhlakoti, N., Rai, A., & Mishra, D. C. (2020). Statistical Approach for improving Genomic prediction Accuracy through Efficient Diagnostic Measure of Influential Observation. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-11.iconpdf

  • Upadhyay, D.,Budhlakoti, N., Singh, A.K., Bansal R., Kumari j., Chaudhary N., Padaria J.C, Sareen S. & Kumar S.(2020). Drought tolerance in Triticum aestivum L. genotypes associated with enhanced antioxidative protection and declined lipid peroxidation. 3 Biotech 10, 281.iconpdf

  • Ram Narayan Ahirwar, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Dwijesh Chandra Mishra, Neeraj Budhlakoti, Shweta Singh, Ramesh Chand (2020). Biplot analysis for spot blotch and yield trait using wami panel of spring wheat. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 8(2): 115 – 124.iconpdf

  • Richa Varshney, Neeraj Budhlakoti, Chandish R. Ballal. (2020). Functional response of three species of predatory pirate bugs to different densities of blossom thrips, Frankliniella schultzei Trybom (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Current Science, 118(5) 827-833..iconpdf

  • Renu, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Ashutosh Kumar Rai, Khan Mohammad Sarim, Anu Sharma, Neeraj Budhlakoti, Devendra Arora, Dhiraj Kumar Verma , Dhananjaya P.Singh (2019). Metaproteomic data of maize rhizosphere for deciphering functional diversity. iconpdf

  • Budhlakoti Neeraj, Mishra Dwijesh Chandra, Rai Anil, Lal S. B., Chaturvedi Krishna Kumar, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan (2019). A Comparative Study of Single Trait and Multi-Trait Genomic Selection. Journal of Computational Biology. Vol 26, pg 1-13.iconpdf

  • Arun Joshi, Uttam Kumar, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Ramesh Chand, Ravish Chatrath, Rudra Naik, Suma Suresh Biradar, Ravi Singh, Neeraj Budhlakoti, Ravi D, Michael Blummel (2019). Variations in straw fodder quality and grain–straw relationships in a mapping population of 287 diverse spring wheat lines. Field Crops Research, 243(2019) 107627. iconpdf

  • Neeraj Budhlakoti,, Ravi Shankar, Anil Rai, Rajeev Ranjan Kumar, A R Rao (2019). Microarray data expression study for better identification of differentially expressed genes. Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics. 73(3):251-255.

  • Neeraj Budhlakoti, D.C. Mishra, Devendra Arora and Rajeev Ranjan Kumar (2018). Application of genomic selection in agriculture. Bhartiya Krishi Anushandhan Patrika, 33(4): 295-297.

  • Ahirwar Ram Narayan, Mishra Vinod Kumar, Chand Ramesh, Budhlakoti Neeraj, Mishra Dwijesh Chandra, Kumar Sundeep, Singh Shweta, Joshi Arun Kumar (2018). Genome-wide association mapping of spot blotch resistance in wheat association mapping initiative (WAMI) panel of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). PLOS ONE. pp 1–20. iconpdf

  • Mishra Dwijesh Chandra *, Kumar Sanjeev, Lal SB, Saha Arijit,Chaturvedi KK, Budhlakoti Neeraj and Rai Anil (2018). TAGPT: A Web Server for Prediction of Trait Associated Genes using Gene Expression Data. Annals of Genetics and Genetic Disorders. 1(1): 1003.iconpdf

  • Richa Varshney, Neeraj Budhlakoti, Chandish R. Ballal. (2018). Functional response of Geocoris ochropterus Fieber (Hemiptera: Geocoridae) to different egg densities of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Phytoparasitica iconpdf

  • Nalinikanta Choudhury, Sumeet Saurav, Rajeev Ranjan Kumar and Neeraj Budhlakoti (2017). Modelling and Forecasting of Total Area, Irrigated Area, Production and Productivity of Important Cereal Crops in India towards Food Security. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2591-2600. iconpdf

R Packages

  • RR Kumar, G Jha, N Budhlakoti R Package MSGARCHelm: Hybridization of MS-GARCH and ELM Modeliconpdf

  • RR Kumar, G Jha, DC Mishra, N Budhlakoti R Package SBAGM: Search Best ARIMA, GARCH, and MS-GARCH Modeliconpdf

  • Neeraj Budhlakoti, D C Mishra, Anil Rai and K K Chaturvedi (2019). STGS: Genomic Selection using Single Trait. R package version 0.1.0. iconpdf

  • Neeraj Budhlakoti, D C Mishra and Anil Rai (2019). MTGS: Genomic Selection using Multiple Traits. R package version 0.1.0. iconpdf

  • Nitesh Kumar Sharma, Dwijesh Chandra Mishra, Neeraj Budhlakoti and Md. Samir Farooqi (2020). IGST: Informative Gene Selection Tool. R package version 0.1.0. iconpdf

  • Neeraj Budhlakoti, D C Mishra, Anil Rai and Rajeev Ranjan Kumar (2020). OGS: Outlier in Genomics Data. iconpdf

  • Rajeev Ranjan Kumar, K N Singh, D C Mishra and Neeraj Budhlakoti (2020). EDI: Calculation of Effective Drought Index (EDI). iconpdf

Book Chapter

  • D. C. Mishra, S. B. Lal, Anu Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar, Neeraj Budhlakoti and Anil Rai (2018). "Strategies and Tools for Sequencing and Assembly of Plant Genomes". Springer publications, page no. 81-94.

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