Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division

Sl. No. Name, designation and research interest
1. Dr. J.K. Sundaray, Ph. D, Head of Division
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Genome Informatics
  • Genetic upgradation of Freshwater Fish and Shell Fish
2. Dr. P. Das, Ph. D, Principal Scientist
  • Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics
  • DNA marker technology and Genome Sequencing
3. Dr. K.D. Mahapatra, Ph. D, Principal Scientist
  • Selective breeding & stock improvement of carps
  • Breed improvement of freshwater prawn M. rosenbergii
  • Genome manipulation
4. Dr. S. Nandi, Ph. D, Principal Scientist
  • Biochemistry, Transcriptomics and Functional genomics in Freshwater Aquaculture
  • Molecular Physiology of Gonad maturation and broodstock diet development for carps
5. Dr. J. Mohanty, Ph. D, Principal Scientist
  • Cell line development
  • Fish immunology with respect to parasitic infections
  • Application of proteomics in aquaculture research
6. Dr. H. K. Barman, Ph. D, Principal Scientist
  • Spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) culture, characterization and gene manipulation in Labeo rohita, a commercially important farmed carp.
  • Ornamental fish transgenesis.
  • Identification and characterization of salinity tolerant transcripts in Machrobrachium rosenbergii.
  • Chromatin Organization: Epigenetic regulations
7. Dr. P. K. Meher, Ph. D, Principal Scientist
  • Molecular genetics of Populations and Quantitative Genetics
  • Development of DNA Markers Technology
  • Aquaculture and sustainable livelihood improvement
8. Dr. Khuntia Murmu, Ph. D., Scientist

  • Selective Breeding of commercially important freshwater fishes
  • Stock evaluation of Catla (Catla catla) for establishment of base population and selective breeding of Rohu
9. Dr. Lakshman Sahoo, Ph. D., Scientist 
  • Fish and Shellfish Genomics
  • Development of DNA marker technology in Fish and Shellfish
  • Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci
  • Whole genome sequencing
10. Mr. Kiran D. Rasal ,M. F. Sc., Scientist

  • Transgenic technology
  • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
11. Mr. Uday K. Udit, M. F. Sc., Scientist

  • Genetics and Breeding of fishes
  • Hormonal characterization
12. Mr. Mohan R. Badhe, M. F. Sc., Scientist

  • Proteomics
  • DNA barcoding 
13. Ms. Priyanka C. Nandanpawar, M. F. Sc., Scientist

  • Selective Breeding of fishes
  • Nanotechnology
  • Phenomics
14. Mr. Avinash R. Rasal, M.F.Sc., Scientist

  • Selective Breeding of fishes
  • Spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) culture

2.      Technical staff

Sl. No.

Name, designation and research interest

1.

Mr. D. Tarai, T- 3



  • Farm management for Selective breeding work
  • CIFA farm improvement

3.      Name of other staff

Sl. No.

Name

1.

Mr. Jagannath Ojha

 

Major Objective

  • To enhance aquaculture production efficiencies through integration of selective breeding techniques and developed genomic resources



Major Area of Research

  1. To develop genetically improved varieties of fish and shellfish through selective breeding.
  2. To understand genetic variation among commercial important species with respect to performance traits and harness for breeding.
  3. To develop an integrated cost effective Marker Assisted Selection program at national level in carp & prawn species.

 

Salient Achievements

Research

  • Under the selective breeding of rohu for growth enhancement program, eight generations of selection completed and an average genetic gain of 17% per generation over control were obtained.
  • Genetic improvement programs for other economically important fish species such as Catla catla, Cirrhinus mrigala and Labeo bata has been recently initiated.
  • More than 300 lakhs of improved rohu seed disseminated every year to different parts of the country including local fish farmers and self-help groups of Odisha.
  • Under the selective breeding of rohu against aeromoniasis program, resistant line of rohu showed 58.3% higher survival compared to the susceptible line.
  • 16GB, 72bp (PE) reads were generated from the pooled-RNA of twelve-tissues from pre-spawning rohu in IlluminaGA-II-platform by mRNAseq. This resulted 64.97 million high-quality reads with 62,283 contigs and 88,612 numbers of transcripts in velvet and oases programs, respectively.
  • Gene ontology annotation identified 940 reproduction-related genes from GnRH-signaling, oocyte-meiosis, steroid-biosynthesis, steroid-hormone biosynthesis, progesterone-mediated oocyte-maturation, retinol-metabolism, neuroactive-ligand-receptor interaction, neurotrophin-signaling and photo-transduction as the major reproduction-relevant pathways found in KEGG analysis.
  • Out of 29-microsatellites containing sequences from 940 reproduction-related genes, 12-microsatellite loci showed high polymorphism.
  • Marker database of rohu has been enriched with the latest figures of at least 500 SSRs, 2,000 EST-SSRs, 200000 ESTs and 50,000 SNPs. The first ever microsatellite and SNP based linkage maps in rohu have been generated.
  • More than 50,000 putative SNPs identified, 100 showing the highest allele frequency differences between susceptible and resistant line fish were in transcripts with homology to MHC class I, thymosin beta 11, complement factors and components, and galactoside-binding soluble lectin, also with putative functions affecting innate and acquired immune response.
  • Under the selective breeding of freshwater prawn, tagging of Macrobrachium rosenbergii with alpha numeric tags (VI Alpha) has been standardized.
  • Growth studies in a synthetic base population of giant freshwater prawn collected from three different geographical regions (Gujarat, Kerala and Odisha) showed significantly different performance of Kerala stock from other two.
  • Phylogenetic comparison of the amino acid sequences of delta 6/5 desaturases from different species with rohu desaturase indicated the similarity with other carp species i.e. D. rerio and C. carpio.
  • Transcript level of HUFA-synthesizing enzyme delta 6-desaturase in rohu was highest in vitellogenic female followed by fingerling, juvenile and spawn. Of the two transcripts, the lower one was intense in fingerling and juvenile, but absent in the adults of both sexes.
  • Rohu β-actin promoter was cloned, sequenced and promoter/regulatory regions were identified and their functional activity checked.
  • Through DNA barcording, phylogentic relationship in 6 species of carps (Catla catla, Labeo rohita, Cirrhinus mrigala, Labeo calbasu, L. fimbriatus and L. bata) was delineated.
  • Spermatogonia transcription factor Plzf and Pou2 (Oct4, a mammalian homolog) in rohu were cloned, sequenced, submitted in GenBank and published. These genes are potentially useful to identify and characterize developmental states of spermatogonial cells during in vitro propagation.
  • Mechanism of expression of Pou2 and Plzf   gene in rohu spermatogonial stem cells has been delineated.
  • Production of biologically active recombinant rohu-GDNF (Gial cell derived neurotrophic factor) as an extrinsic driver to trigger proliferation of spermatogonial stem cells.
  • Optimization of DNA transfection protocol, for the first time, in enriched spermatogonial stem cells.
  • In vitro production of fertile sperms for cultivated spermatogonial stem cell.
  • Establishment of a laboratory-based dry-down hypoxia-stress treatment protocol for a non-model fish, Channa striatus, providing an avenue to undertake studies linked to molecular mechanisms of hypoxia tolerance.
  • Based on the above protocol, it was possible to identify novel transcripts associated with hypoxia tolerance.
  • RNAseq data has been generated from pooled tissues of growth selected and control rohu towards identifying genes influencing body growth.
  • Genetic stock structure analysis using mtDNA and microsatellite marker systems under outreach project indicated that IMCs from five peninsular rivers had little or no genetic differentiation rather exhibiting significant genetic variation within populations. However, Labeo fimbriatus exhibited significant genetic differentiation.
  • Complete mitochondrial genomes have been sequenced and characterized in Indian major carps viz. rohu, catla, mrigal, Labeo fimbriatus and H. fossilis
  • Nuclear marker based PCR-kit has been developed for the unambiguous identification of catla-rohu reciprocal hybrids.
  • β-actin gene promoter of rohu carp (Labeo rohita) drove reporter gene expressions in transgenic rohu and various cell lines including spermatogonial stem cells has been standardized.
  • Gene structure and identification of minimal promoter of Pou2 expressed in spermatogonial cells of rohu carp, Labeo rohita has been explored.
  • Identified 182 reproduction-related genes and 6000 ESTs developed through sanger sequencing of a monsoon breeding carp rohu, Labeo rohita (Hamilton) and developed 20 polymorphic markers for characterization.
  • Identification of promoter within the first intron of Plzf gene expressed in carp spermatogonial stem cells.
  • First evidence of comparative responses of Toll-like receptor 22 (TLR22) to relatively resistant and susceptible Indian farmed carps to Argulus siamensis infection was documented.
  • Bio-Informatics work station with CLC genomics work bench and server software has been installed in fish genomics lab.

Extention

  • Re-maturation and breeding of spent brood at Ramsagar, Bankura, West Bengal, in August-September2012 in Asha Fish Breeding Farm,(Mr. Badan and Rajiv Biswas).
  • Early breeding of Indian Major carps in April and May 2013 at Sarkana, Odisha (Mr. Batakrushna Sahoo)
  • Early and repeat breeding of Java punti (Puntius gonionatus) in 2014 at Kuliagarh, Naihati in N-24 PGS district of West Bengal was observed by Mr Tapan Patra.
  • Early breeding of the IMC was reported at the hatchery of Mr. Debsaran Ghosh (45years) of Rashbeluria, in Murshidabad in 2014.
  • On farm testing by KVK, Khurda at Balianta during 2013-14 has reconfirmed CIFABROOD™ as a proven brood carp diet which has shown to impact at all the three crucial stages of seed production.
  • KVK Bhadrak  tested ‘CIFABROOD™’ brood-stock diet in increasing breeding performance of catla by OFT on CIFABROOD™  in two numbers of hatcheries of Bhadrak district namely: - Radhakrushna Pvt. Carp Hatchery, Tentei (Hatchery-1) and OPDC Fish Seed Hatchery Project, Saramanga (Hatchery-2) in 2014.

 

Technology commercialization:



M/s-Aisharya Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd. Naihati, West Bengal was selected and issued order for technology transfer agreement vide CIFA order 313/CIFA/Estt./2013 dt 07/08/2013 at a price of Rs.3,11,000/. Commercialization of the technology was done on 29th August2013 at NASC Complex, PUSA, New Delhi with the signing and exchange of MOU between the Director, CIFA and the Proprietor of Aisharya Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd. Naihati, West Bengal., Mr Avijan Ghosh. Three technologies of CIFA were released by Dr S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR in presence of several dignitaries, among which CIFABROOD TM was one of them.

 

Publications from the Division/Section/Research Group:

 

 

 

 

Communication products

Number of communication products

International Journal

63

National Journal

10

Abstracts

94

Popular articles

7

Book Chapter

15

Training manual

10

Extension brochure

7

 



 













 

Peer Reviewed Journals





 

 

7. Outstanding publications which has/have been acclaimed:

  1. Sahu, D. K., S. P. Panda, S. Panda, P. Das,P. K. Meher, R. K. Hazra, Eric Peatman, Zhanjiang J. Liu, Ambekar E. Eknath and S. Nandi, 2013. Identification of reproduction-related genes and SSR-markers through expressed sequence tags analysis of a monsoon breeding carp rohu, Labeo rohita (Hamilton), GENE 38494, doi: 10.1016/ j.gene.2013.03.111z
  2. Sahu, D.K. Soumya Prasad Panda, Prem Kumar Mehe, Paramananda Da, Padmanav Routray, Jitendra Kumar Sundaray, Pallipuram Jayasankar, Samiran Nandi, Analysis of Transcriptome for Identification of Reproduction-Related Genes and Pathways from Rohu, Labeo rohita (Hamilton), PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0132450 July 6, 2015
  3. Bej, D., L. Sahoo, S. P. Das, S. Swain, P. Jayasankar, P. C. Das, P. Routray, S. K. Swain, J. K. Jena and P. Das, 2012. Complete mitochondrial genome of Labeo rohita. Mitochondrial DNA, 23(6): 441-443.
  4. Sundaray J. K., Kiran Dashrath Rasal , Vemulawada Chakrapani, Pranati Swain, Dinesh Kumar, Arun S. Ninawe, Samiran Nandi, Pallipuram Jayasankar. Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) markers in fish genomic research and their acceleration via next-generation sequencing and computational approaches. Aquaculture International. 2016. 10.1007/s10499-016-9973-4.
  5. Barman,H.K., Ramya Mohanta, Swagat Kumar Patra, Vemulawada Chakrapani, Rudra Prasanna Panda, Swapnarani Nayak, Sasmita Jena, Pallipuram Jayasankar and Priyanka Nandanpawar, The Actin gene promoter of Rohu carp (Labeo rohita) drives reporter gene expressions in transgenic rohu and various cell lines, including spermatogonial stem cells, Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters, Doi: 10.1515/cmble-2015-0010, 02-10- 2014

 

Contribution of the staff of the division/section/research group towards growth of the Institute:

A.   Patents filled and granted

  • Mohanty J., Misra G., Jena J. K. and Kumar K (2014). An artificial medium for in vitro culture of glochidial larvae of freshwater mussels. (Indian patent filed; Application no. 145/KOL/2012)
  • Sahoo P. K., Kar B. and Mohanty J. (2014). A method for identification and differentiation of two important Argulus species, Argulus siamensis and Argulus japonicus.(Indian Patent filed on 26.09.2013, Application No. 1108/KOL/2013.
  • Jayasankar P., Mohanty M., Sahoo L., Das P., Das B.K., Routray P., and Verma D.K. (2013). Process of unambiguous identifcation of intergenric hybrid of rohu and catla (Family cyprinidae) using molecular markers based keet(Patent file No.343/KOL/2013 )

 

 B.   Technology Commercialized:

M/s-Aisharya Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd. Naihati, West Bengal was selected and issued order for technology transfer agreement vide CIFA order 313/CIFA/Estt./2013 dt 07/08/2013 at a price of Rs.3,11,000/. Commercialization of the technology was done on 29th August2013 at NASC Complex, PUSA, New Delhi with the signing and exchange of MOU between the Director, CIFA and the Proprietor of Aisharya Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd. Naihati, West Bengal., Mr Avijan Ghosh. Three technologies of CIFA were released by Dr S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR in presence of several dignitaries, among which CIFABROOD TM was one of them.

Technology developed:

A PCR based Rohu Catla Hybrid identification Detection kit:

Developed by Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division , which is used to identify carp hybrid in just two steps with genomic DNA as starting material. This is a specific kit designed for the identification of Labeo rohita (rohu), Catla catla (catla) and their Hybrid even in the early life stages. This kit is cost effective and vital for seed certification process.

CIFABROODTM:

‘CIFABROODTM’ is an exclusive carp brood stock diet, adequately rich in  essential nutrients. It advances gonad growth and maturation, facilitates  early spawning and significantly increases spawning response. Suitable for multiple/repeated breeding, off season gonad growth and post spawning  recovery. The rate of feeding is 3-5% of total body weight during egg  development phase

Farmers – scientist interaction meet on Importance of quality fish seed in aquaculture:

  • Farmers – scientist interaction meet on Importance of  quality fish seed in aquaculture at Kakdwip, West Bengal
  • Farmers Scientists- Interaction Meet On ‘Carp Broodstock Management And Quality Seed Production’ On 22nd September 2015 at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu:
  • Farmer- Scientist interaction meet on “Quality seed and feed for Aquaculture development at Berhampore, Mursidabad, West Bengal on 7th May 2015

 

SPECIAL ATTAINMENT BY ANY STAFF:

 

(Research/socioeconomic development/participation in special seminars/ symposia/ curricular-cultural activities, etc.)

  • Dr. J.K. Sundaray, HoD, was conferred with ‘Dr. V. R. P. Sinha medal’ by zoological Survey of India at Haridwar on 17th November, 2014
  • Dr. J. K Sundaray, HoD and team was endowed with ‘special appreciation award’ (2013-14) for most effective institution building committee of the year
  • Dr. J. K Sundaray, HoD was awarded with a certificate in recognition of the case study titled ‘Women in Homestead Vegetable Farming-Case study of Enhanced Household Income’ by Livelihoods Asia during Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case study Competition 2014.
  • Dr.J. K. Sundaray, HoD, was awarded with a citation for ‘Outstanding Research and Academic Contribution in the field of Ichthyology’ by Zoological Survey of India at Haridwar on 17th November 2014.
  • Dr. J. Mohanty, Pr. Scientist was awarded with Best presented poster award during the 10th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (10ifaf) held on 12-15 Nov 2014.
  • Dr. P.K. Meher was awarded “Scientist of the Year Award”, by Society for Biological Sciences & Rural Development, Allahabad, (UP) 19-20 Oct 2013.
  • Dr.(Miss) Sofia P. Das awarded as a Young Scientist in 10th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, at ICAR-NBFGR during 12th-15th Nov. 2014, Lucknow.
  • Mr. Swagat Kumar Patra awarded as Best poster entitled “Genomic organization and Expression profiling of Pou2 gene in Indian Major Carp, Labeo rohita”  in in 10th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, at ICAR-NBFGR during 12th-15th Nov. 2014, Lucknow.
  • Dr. (Miss) Sofia P. Das was awarded Best Research Scholar award for the year 2013 of Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture during 1st April 2014.
  • Dr. (Miss) Sofia P. Das was bestowed with Dr. Bikash Ranjan Mohanty memorial award for Best Research Scholar for the year 2013 in Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture during 1st April 2014
  • Miss. Swapnarani Nayak was awarded best poster presentation during 2nd international Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture (ISGA-II), at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar.


 

Training programme conducted by the Division:

International Programme:

International consultation meeting on Fish Genomics during 23rd Jan, 2015

 1st international Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture (ISGA-I)

  •  International Symposium on “Genomics in Aquaculture” during 22-23 January,  2013 attended by more than 180 participants.

 2nd international Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture (ISGA-II) 

  • Training on Genetics and Molecular Biology techniques and their application in Aquaculture during 18-28th Aug. 2014.

Training on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology for Fisheries Professionals (15 May- 15Aug 2015)

 Advance Tools for Genetic Improvement of Aquaculture Species: An integrated approach (10 – 30 June 2015)

 Training on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology for Fisheries Professionals (1 Nov 2015- 31st  Jan 2016) 

Bioinformatics Tools for Fish Genomics (21 – 22 May, 2015)

 

Project Personnel

Research Associate (3)

Dr. Sofia Priyadarsani Das

Mr. Subrat Swain

Mr. Amrendra Pandey

DST Inspire Fellow(1)

Ms. Swapna Rani Nayak

Senior Research Fellow (7)

Ms Mausumee Mohanty

Mr. V. Chakrapani

Ms. Madhulita Patnaik

Ms Siddhi Patnaik

Ms Amrita Bit

Ms Swetapadma Majhi

Ms Gargee Das

Technical manpower (2)

Ms. Parmeswari Behera

Ms. Trishna Pani

Technical Assistants (2)

Ms. SudhansuBala Barik

Mr. Tapan Kumar Bhaula

 

Project Details

Institute Based Projects

 

 

Projects during report period

Principal investigator

 

Institute based

 

1.

Development of Parentage analysis system and genomics resource in rohu and M. rosenbergii.

Dr. P. Das

2.

Stock evaluation of Catla (Catla catla) for establishment of base population and selective breeding of rohu for two traits (growth & disease resistance against aeromoniasis).

Dr. (Mrs.) K. D. Mahapatra

3.

Transcriptomic profiling during transition from post spawning regression to initiation of gonad activity in rohu (Labeo rohita, Ham.)

Dr. S. Nandi

4.

Proteomic analysis of differentially expressed proteins in giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii in response to biotic stressors

Dr. J. Mohanty

5.

In vitro production of fertile sperms from the testicular cells of Clarias batrachus (Magur)

Dr. H. K. Barman

6.

Establishment of base population for genetic improvement of Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822)

Dr. P. K. Meher

7.

Establishment of base population and stock evaluation of Indian major carp, C. mrigala.

Dr. K. Murmu

8.

Development of genomics resources in Indian major carp, Catla catla

Dr. L. Sahoo

9.

Establishment of base population for genetic improvement of Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822) & Establishment of base population and stock evaluation of Indian major carp, C. mrigala.

Dr. (Mrs.) K. D. Mahapatra

10.

Effect of CIFABROODTMon the breeding performance and seed quality of jayanti rohu (Labeo rohita)

Dr J N Saha

11.

Development of genomics tools and resources in Indian major carp, Catla catla

Dr. L. Sahoo

12.

Selective breeding of catla (Catla catla) for growth improvement and two traits (growth and diseases resistance against aeromoniasis) selection and dissemination of genetically improved rohu (Labeo rohita)

Dr. K. D. Mohapatra

External Funded Projects

Sl No

Name of the PI

Title of the Project

Funding Source

Budget

(Rs in lakhs)

Tenure

From

To

1

Dr. J K Sundaray

Molecular and computational approach to delineate metabolic path ways for better carbohydrate utilization in labeo species

CABin

49.27

10.11. 14

31.03.17

2

Dr. J K Sundaray

DBT Sponsored 3 months national training programme in molecular biology and biotechnology for fisheries professionals

DBT

66.29

02.02.15

02.02.18

3

Dr. P. Das

Whole Genome Sequencing and Development of Allied Genomics Resources in two commercially Important fish -Labeo rohita and Clarias batrachus

DBT

189.563

10.09.13

10.09.16

4

Dr. K D Mahapatra

Stock improvement and quality seed production of important freshwater carp, catfish and prawn: prerequisite for National Center for Fish Broodstock Upgradation”

NFDB

250.00

March 2013

February 2018

5

Dr. H. K. Barman

Deciphering gene structure and mechanism of Plzf gene expression in spermatogonial stem cells of rohu carp, Labeo rohita

DST

42.082

18.03.15

17.03.2018

6

Dr. P. Das

Outreach activity : Fish Genetic Stock

ICAR

75. 00

2012

2017

7

Dr. H. K. Barman (Mentor)

Isolation and molecular cloning of hypoxia tolerance genes in Channa striatus

DST-Women Scientist

15.84

04.01. 14

03.01.2017

8

Dr J Mohanty

Novel approaches towards vaccine development against Argulosis in Carps

CRP

25.00

November 2015

March 2017

 

Completed Projects

1.

Development of parentage analysis system and genomics resource in rohu and M. rosenbergii

Dr P. Das

2.

Stock evaluation of Catla (Catla catla) for establishment of base population and selective breeding of rohu for two traits (growth and disease resistance against aeromoniasis)

Dr (Mrs.) K. Das Mohapatra

3.

Development of cell lines from important cultivable freshwater species

Dr J. Mohanty

4.

In-vitro production of fertile sperm from the testicular cells of Clarias batracus

H.K. Barman

5.

Development of a protocol for targeted integration of genes in Catla (Catla catla) (NFBSFARA)

H.K. Barman

6.

Improvement of culture conditions, characterization and elucidating underlining Oct4 mediated networking pathways for spermatogonial stem cells of Labeo rohita (DBT)

H.K. Barman

7.

Development of molecular marker based seed identification system of cultured carps (DST)

P. Jayasankar

 





 























 

Future Thrust Areas

Selective Breeding

  1. Selective breeding of additional species, such as Labeo bata, Cirrhinus mrigal and catfish.
  2. Prioritization on trait selection like growth, FCR, reproductive fitness and disease resistance.
  3. Development of phenotypic database for commercial important fishes.

 

Fish & Shelfish Genomics

  1. Generation of whole genomic resources and development of  linkage map in catla and M. rosenbergii; QTL for growth in rohu
  2. DNA barcoding for seed certification and development of SNP markers (SNP chip).
  3. Transgenics for ornamental value addition (Designer fish).
  4. Genome sequencing/Comparative transcriptome/Exome sequencing.
  5. Bioprospecting and allele mining for abiotic stress tolerance
  6. Phenomics to Genomics
  7. Development in expertise in the field of Bioinformatics for data analysis
  8. Development of protein markers for biotic/abiotic stressors
  9. Spermatogonial stem cell culture for invitro production of sperms

 

Outreach Activities

  1. Guideline in genetic stock manipulation in Hatcheries of Indian Major carps
  2. National dissemination and on-farm evaluation of new variety
  3. National Brood bank and Broodstock up-gradation programme
  4. Development of linkages with state fisheries department and NGO for dissemination of improved variety.

Human Resource Development

  1. Promoting HRD program under cutting edge technology in Division

 

Visitors in the FGBD and Farm facility.

 

  • Distribution of Jayanti seed during Farmers’ Interaction Meet organized by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar and KVK, Khordha, on the occasion of visit of Shri. Mohanbhai K. Kundariya, Hon'ble Min. of State (MA&FW, GoI)
  • Visit of Dr. Ninawe – DBT Advisor on 15-05-2015 and Dr. A K Singha ( DDG)  Agriculture Extension and Fy Science
  • Field visit of Dr. K. N. Kumar, IAS,  Chief Executive, NFDB  (04 – 08-2015)