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Dr.Purushottama, G. B.

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Email: puru44@gmail.com,  
Role:Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Demersal fisheries resource management
  • Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive natural products from marine sponges
  • Microbial ecology&
Background:

After taking masters in Fisheries Resource Management (Aquatic Biotoxinology) in 2004 and PhD in Fishery Microbiology in 2009, I am working in CMFRI since 2010 on Demersal fisheries resource management. Earlier, I worked on bioactive compounds from marine sponges and studied microbial association with marine sponges and screened the microorganisms for their antibacterial activity against the human pathogens. Currently, I am working on understanding the demersal fishes including elasmobranchs, groupers, goat fish, white fish, nemiptrids, catfish, polynemids, lizard fish, pomfrets and sciaenids biology and population dynamics.   

Education:
  • Ph. D  2009  Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, Karnataka
  • M.F.Sc 2004 Fisheries Resource Management (Aquatic Biotoxinology), Central Institute Fisheries Education (Deemed University), Mumbai
  • B.F.Sc   2002  Fisheries, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka              
Current Research Projects
Sl. No Title Funded By
1 Assessment Of Elasmobranch Resources In The Indian Seas CMFRI
2 Development of fishery management plans for sustaining marine fisheries of Maharashtra CMFRI
3 Resources assessment and barcoding of elasmobranchs MoES
Awards & Recognitions:
  • 2011 Received Best Poster Award (2nd) in the category of Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology at  9th Indian Fisheries Forum organized by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi at Chennai, TamilNadu.
  • 2014 Received Best Poster Award (3rd)  at National conference on “Strategies for bridging Yield gap in Fisheries and Aquaculture" organized by Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum (PFGF), India, NFDB, Hyderabad, COFAA, Mangalore and AFSIB during 24-25 March, 2014 at the College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Karnataka.
Publications:

eprints@cmfri

Best 5 Publications:

1. Purushottama, G. B., Venkateshvaran, K.V., Pani Prasad, K., and Nalini Poojary. 2009. Bioactivities of extracts from the marine sponge Halichondria panicea. J. Venom. Anim. Toxins incl Trop. Dis., 15 (3): 444-459
2. Purushottama, G. B., Malathi Shekar, Suresh, T., Venugopal, M. N., Iddya Karunasagar and Indrani Karunasagar. 2013. Phylogenetic diversity of bacterial community associated with marine sponge  Halichondria nigrocutis  collected off South-west Indian coast. Frontier J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 2(1):60-68
3. Dineshbabu, A. P., E. V. Radhakrishnan, Sujitha Thomas, G. Maheswarudu, P. P. Manojkumar, Shoba Joe Kizhakudan, S. Lakshmi Pillai, Rekhadevi Chakraborty , Josileen Jose, P. T. Sarada, Paramita Banerjee Sawant, K. K. Philipose, V. D Deshmukh, J. Jayasankar, Subhadeep Ghosh, Mohamed Koya, Purushottama, G. B. and Gyanaranjan Dash. 2014. An appraisal of trawl fisheries of India with special reference on the changing trends in bycatch utilization. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. India., 55 (2):5-14.
4. Swathi Lekshmi, P. S., Dineshbabu, A. P., Purushottama, G. B.,   Sujitha Thomas, Geetha  Sasikumar, Prathibha Rohit,  Vivekanandan, E. and Zacharia, P. U .2013  Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs’) of Indian Marine Fishermen with reference to Climate Change. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. 124 p.
5. Purushottama, G. B., Dineshbabu, A. P., Saravanan, R., and Syda Rao, G. Study of seasonal abundance of finfish and shell fish seed resources at Shambhavi estuary, Karnataka. Indian J. Fish.,(in press)

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