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Department of Fisheries Biotechnology

Introduction

The Fisheries Biotechnology centre of the Department of Aquaculture was started in the Fisheries College and Research Institute as a part II Scheme in 1997-98. The M.F.Sc degree in Fisheries Biotechnology was however started in 1992 itself and so far 29 post graduates in Fisheries Biotechnology have been produced by this centre. The Scheme Fisheries Biotechnology centre was upgraded in to Department of Fisheries Biotechnology in the year 2012.

Objectives

  • To continue to offer M.F.Sc., (Fish Biotechnology) programme at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, to produce man power to work in the Fisheries Biotechnology field.
  • To help the entrepreneurs in the areas of aquaculture technologies involving Biotechnological interventions.
  • To carry out Fisheries Biotechnological research on field-oriented problems in Aquaculture.

Teaching

Sl.No Course No Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 FS 212 Fish Genetics and Breeding 1+1
2 FS 321 Introduction to Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 1+1
Sl.No Course No Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 FBT 501 Fundamental of Molecular Biology 2+1
2 FBT 502 Basic Concepts of Cell Biology 2+1
3 FBT 503 Gene Structure and Regulation of Expression 2+1
4 FBT 504 Genetic Engineering and its application in Fisheries 2+1
5 FBT505 Molecular and Immunogenetics 1+1
6 FBT 506 Cell culture and Bio-informatics 1+1
7 FBT 508 Marine Biotechnology 1+1
8 FBT 509 Aquaculture Biotechnology 1+1
Sl.No Course No Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 AQC 606 Advances in Fish Genetics 2+1

Research Projects

Sl.No Title of the Project Year PI of the Project Funds (Rs in lakhs) Funding Agency
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Sl.No Title of the Project Year PI of the Project Funds (Rs in Lakhs) Funding Agency
1 Increasing Fish Production in Tamil Nadu through Production and Distribution of Genetically Improved Tilapia Culture. 01.09.2012 31.03.2014 Karal Marx, K.-P I 148.00 lakhs National Agricultural Development Programme

Outreach/Extension activities

Nine Training programmes were conducted under NADP scheme entitled “Increasing Fish Production in Tamilnadu through Production and distribution of Genetically improved Tilapia”

Sl.No Name of the Extension Activities / Program Year Beneficiary
1 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Thoothukudi 13.02.2013 to15.02.2013 20
2 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Namakkal 25.02.2013 to27.02.2013 33
3 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Parakkai 06.03.2013 to08.03.2013 33
4 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Nagapattinam 12.06.2013 to14.06.2013 19
5 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Thiruvarur 26.06.2013 to28.06.2013 43
6 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Thanjavur 16.07.2013 to18.07.2013 29
7 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Theni 20.08.2013 to22.08.2013 25
8 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Krishnagiri 04.12.2013 to06.12.2013 39
9 Training programme on “Tilapia Culture” at Kattupakkam 24.03.2015 to 26.03.2015 32
10 “Tilapia Farming” at FC&RI, Thoothukudi 21.03.2018 24

Infrastructure

  • PCR Laboratory
  • Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  • Tilapia hatchery
  • Tilapia rearing unit

Achievements

  • Breeding of Asian catfish (magur), Clarias batrachus using synthetic hormone injection and in vitro fertilization and seed production during North-East Monsoon in Tamilnadu.
  • Production of triploid catfish (Clarias batrachus).
  • Production of intergeneric hybrid catfishes (Magur x singhi)
  • Production of gynogenetic catfishes (Magur and singhi).
  • Production of all male Nile tilapia.
  • DNA Barcoding of fishes includes loaches, flying fishes and cardinal fishes.

Current Focus

  • Complete study on the biology, growth, reproduction and culture of Indian spiny loach, Lepidocephalus thermalis and the culture of loaches will be popularized.
  • Complete study on the biology, growth, reproduction and culture of Indian spiny loach, Lepidocephalus thermalis and the culture of loaches will be popularized.
  • DNA barcoding of endangered native riverine fishes.

Faculty

Name Designation E-mail Mobile No
Dr. J.Jaculine Pereira Asst. Professor and Head i/c jaculine@tnfu.ac.in 9884213262

Publications

  • Karal Marx, K. 2011, Induction of diploid gynogenesis in Asian catfish, Clarias batrachus (l.) using cold shock technique. Ind. J. Fish.,Vol .58 (1) Pg.99-101.
  • Karal Marx, K and N. Sukumaran 2011 Effect of 17  - methyltestosterone on the sex reversal of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. J. Aqua Trop. Vol .26 (1-2) Pg:37-44
  • J.Jaculine Pereira., S.Balasundari, D.Manikandavelu and Mazher Saulthana,2011, Effect of vaccination on cultured penaeid shrimp juveniles against Vibrio harveyi. Aquacult. Vol: 12 (2) Pg: 277-280
  • J. Jaculine Pereira., S.A. Shanmugam, S.Balasundari, D.Manikandavelu and Mazher Sulthana 2011 Vibrio vaccine for Tiger shrimp juveniles Penaeus monodon aganist Vibrio harveyi. Journal of Nature Conservation Vol: 23, Pg:197-201
  • J. Jaculine Pereira., S.Balasundari, D.Manikandavelu and Mazher Sulthana , 2011 , Development of Vibrio vaccine for Indian white shrimp juvenile Fenneropenaeus indicus against Vibrio harveyi , Journal of Nature Conservation ,Vol. 23 (2) ,Pg:163-167
  • Mary Anusha, M. and K. Karal Marx.2012, Comparison of effectiveness of cold and heat shocks applied in the induction of meiotic gynogenesis in Indian catfish Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) using irradiated sperm of H. fossilis and Clarias batrachus (Linn), Ind. J. Fish. Vol 59 (1) Pg:107-112
  • Jothilakshmanan, N and K. Karal Marx. 2013,Hybridization between Indian catfish, ♀Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) and Asian catfish, Clarias batrachus ♂ (Linn.) Afr. J. Biotech.,Vol 12 (9) , Pg:976-981
  • Jaculine Pereira.J, R. Jeya Shakila, B. Ahilan, and K.Karal Marx, C.B.T. Rajagopalsamy 2014 DNA barcode of Tropical loach Lepidocephalus thermalis (Valenciennes) of Tirunelveli District (Tamil Nadu), International Research ,Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Vol 1, Pg:165 -177
  • Jaculine Pereira. J, B. Ahilan, K.Karal Marx, R. Jeya Shakila, and C.B.T. Rajagopalsamy 2014 DNA barcode of Indian loach , Lepidocephalus Thermalis (Valenciennes) of Tamil Nadu. J. Aqua Trop Vol 29 (3 –4) Pg:61-69
  • G C Shyamala K. Karal Marx and G. Jayasekaran 2014 Genetic Diversity in Farmed Nile and Red Hybrid Tilapia Stocks in India Using Microsatellite Genetic Markers J.Aqua Trop., Vol 29 (3-4) Page:135-147
  • Ezilrani,P., J.Godwin Christopher, and K. Karal Marx 2015 Population study of African catfish Clarias gariepinus in India using microsatellite DNA J. Pure and Appl. Microbiol Vol 9 (1), Pg: 623-632
  • Vinoth Kumar.L, S.A. Shamugham, R. Jeyashakila and K. Karal Marks 2015 , Antimicrobial Activity of Biopeptides Extracted from Puffer fish skin hydrolysate,
  • J.Exp. zool. India , Vol18 (1),Pg:11-19
  • Jaculine Pereira. J, B. Ahilan, K.Karal Marx, R. Jeya Shakila, and C.B.T. Rajagopalsamy 2016 Generation of DNA barcode data base for Gunther’s loach, Nemacheilus guentheri (Day, 1867) J. Aqua. Trop. Vol.31 (1-2)Pg: 1-12
  • Jaculine Pereira. J, B. Ahilan, K.Karal Marx, R. Jeya Shakila, and C.B.T. Rajagopalsamy 2017 DNA barcode data base generation for Dotted Loach, Nemacheilus semiarmatus (Day 1867) J. Aqua.Trop ,Vol.32 Pg.115 - 125