Marine Biotechnology

  • Physiology, Nutrition and Pathology
  • Fish and crustacean Nutrition, Feed Biotechnology
  • Fish Shellfish Health (Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Culture & Molecular Diagnostics)
  • Fish Genetics & Genomics, Fish Physiology, Biochemistry and Bioprospecting

Research projects

Xth Plan

In-house completed projects (2000-2007)

  • PNP/NUT/01: Development of cost- effective and eco- friendly feeds for cultivable marine crustaceans and finfish by biotechnological interventions.
  • PNP/GEN/01: Population genetic studies in threadfin breams and sardines
  • PNP/BIOT/01:Development of molecular and immunodiagnostic kits for marine finfish and shellfish pathogens
  • PNP/BIOT/02: Cryopreservation of marine fish spermatozoa
  • PNP/PAT/01: Disease monitoring and management in Mariculture
Sponsored Projects (completed)
  • Nutrition and Pathology in Mariculture (National Agricultural Technology Project P.I. Dr. R. Paul Raj)
  • Development of a National Referral laboratory for Marine fish and shell fish Microbial diseases (National Agricultural Technology Project/CGP) Dr.K.C. George
  • Studies on biotechnological aspects of disease management in aquaculture using immunostimulants (Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India; P.I. Dr. A.P. Lipton)
  • Studies on the biology, captive spawning and sea ranching of the seahorse, Hippocampus sp.(Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India; P.I. Dr. A.P. Lipton)
  • Studies on immune response in shrimp (ICAR AP Cess, P.I. Dr. S.R. Krupesha Sharma)
  • Studies on immune response during moult cycle in the spiny lobster (Panulirus homarus) (Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India P.I. Dr. S.R. Krupesha Sharma)
  • Evaluation of genetic heterogeneity in marine ornamental fishes using molecular genetic markers (ICAR AP Cess ; P. I. Dr. P. Jayasankar )
  • Breeding and culture of pearl oysters and production of pearls (NATP, Co-PI Shri. D.C.V. Easterson)

XIth Plan Projects

  • PNP/NUT/01: Formulation and evaluation of larval and grow out feed for marine crabs, lobsters, ornamentals and cage farmed finfish
  • PNP/BIOT/02: Biotechnological applications in mariculture and conservation

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