Gopikrishna. G. Dr
Division: Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization: Animal Genetics & Breeding
After completing Masters in Dairying (Cattle Breeding & Genetics) in 1978, I joined ICAR in June 1984. I was awarded Ph.D. in Dairy Cattle Genetics & Breeding in 1986. After working on genetic improvement in fine-wool sheep and rabbits for 14 years, I am presently working in CIBA since 1998, on quantitative genetics of aquatic species. I am currently the Head the Division of Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology. I have contributed to the discipline of Animal /Fish Genetics & Breeding. My interest is in genetic characterization, genetic improvement programmes of aquatic species and application of biotechnological tools in improving aquatic species.
- Genetic characterization of fish/shellfish
- Quantitative Genetics of aquatic species
- Genetic improvement of fish/shellfish
Current Research Projects:
|1||Outreach Activity on Fish Genetic stocks||Institute|
|2||Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatics tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfish||Institute|
|3||Upgradation of breeding and culture technology of Indian white shrimp Fenneropenaeus indicus through stock evaluation and culture demonstrations||NFDB|
- As a team member in an international collaborative Indo-Norwegian research project (NORAD), reported estimates of genetic parameters for the first time in India in tiger shrimp
- As a team member in another Indo-Norwegian research project, constructed a linkage map in tiger shrimp using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism marker first time globally
- As a team member, constructed a SNP based chip in tiger shrimp with 6000 SNPs first time globally
- As a team member, detected Quantitative Trait Linked loci (QTL) for WSSV resistance in tiger shrimp
- As animal breeder, I had built up a flock of genetically improved find wool sheep –Bharat Merino, the production of which is at par with exotic fine wool breeds of the world (1985 to 1998)
- Gopikrishna, G., Taneja, V.K. and Pandey, R. S. 1995. Long-term selection for a quantitative trait in Tribolium castaneum. (i) Response to selection. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 65(8):905-917.
- Gopikrishna,G.,Taneja,V.K.and Pandey,R.S 1999. Long-term selection for a quantitative trait in Tribolium castaneum.(ii) Heritability and realized heritability. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 69(6):417-420.
- Gopikrishna, G., Swain, N., Gour, D., Sharma, S.C., Maru, A., and Singh, G. 1994. Effect of genetic and non-genetic factors on weaning weight of Bharat Merino lambs in Kodai Hills. Indian Journal of Animal Science 64(7): 787-788.
- Gopikrishna, G., Sathianandan, T.V. and Sarada, C. 2006. Truss morphometry in the Asian seabass. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 48(2): 220-223.
- Gopikrishna,G., Gopal, C., Shekhar, M.S., Vinaya Kumar, K, Kannappan, S and Ponniah, A.G. 2012. Growth performance and White Spot Syndrome Virus resistance in families of kuruma shrimp (Marsupenaeus japonicus). Indian Journal of GeoMarine Sciences, 41(1): 920-924.
- Robinson, N.A., Gopikrishna, G., Baranski, M., Katneni, V.K., Shekhar, M.S., Shanmugakarthik, J., Jothivel, S., Gopal, C., Ravichandran, P., Gitterle, T. and Ponniah, A.G. 2014. QTL for white spot syndrome virus resistance and the sex determining locus in the Indian black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). BMC Genomics 15:731
- Vij, S., Purushothaman, K., Gopikrishna,G., Lau, D., Saju, J.M., Shamsudheen, K.V., Kumar, K.V., Basheer, V.S., Gopalakrishnan, A.,Hossain, M.S., Sivasubbu.S., Scaria.V.,Jena, J.K., Ponniah,A.G.and Orbán, L. 2014. Barcoding of Asian seabass across its geographic range provides evidence for its bifurcation into two distinct species Front.Mar.Sci. 1:30. doi:10.3389/fmars.2014.00030.
- Baranski M, Gopikrishna G, Robinson N.A, Katneni V.K, Shekhar M.S, Shanmugakarthik, J., Jothivel, S., Gopal, C., Ravichandran, P., Kent, M., Arnyasi, M., and Ponniah, A.G. 2014. The Development of a High Density Linkage Map for Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Based on cSNPs. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85413. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085413.