Dr. Gusheinzed Waikhom,Scientist - C
Development of induced breeding techniques for endemic fishes of North-East India and Genetic improvement
Fish is an essential and indispensable food of the people of the North-east India. Despite the vast aquatic resources, the region has not been able to produce sufficient quantity of fish. As the natural fish production is declining, production of endemic species through aquaculture could be an alternative. Considering the extent to which endemic fish species play a role in food security, employment, income, poverty alleviation and conservation of biodiversity, it is important to develop captive breeding techniques and genetic improvements to promote sustainable use of the rich aquatic biodiversity of the region.
Genetic characterization of freshwater fish species endemic to Indian region of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hot-spot using advanced cytogenetic markers
North-east India is rich in fish species, with high level of endemism. Assessment, documentation and conservation of this natural genetic diversity is essential to maintain ecological as well as socio-economic equilibrium, besides sustainable harvest of fish resources. Fish cytogenetic markers have been considered as authentic tools for species characterization, screening of putative hybrids, detection of intra-specific stocks and populations and resolution of taxonomic ambiguities between closely related species.
DBT Twinning Project, Collaborators – Dr. Ravindra Kumar and Dr. Basdeo Kushwaha, NBFGR Lucknow (March 2011-June 2014).
Post Doctoral, 2015-2016 (Auburn University, AL, USA)
Ph.D., 2012 (University of Madras, Chennai)
M.F.Sc. (Aquaculture), 2004 (TANUVAS, Chennai)
B.F.Sc., 2002 (Central Agricultural University, Imphal)
April 2013 – Present: Scientist-C, IBSD, Imphal
2008 – 2013: Scientist-B, IBSD, Imphal
2007 – 2008: Subject Matter Specialist (Fisheries), Central Agricultural University, Imphal
2005 – 2007: Senior Research Fellow, CIBA, Chennai
Awards & Fellowships
2014: DBT Overseas Associateship for NER
2004: Chancellor of TANUVAS Justice Ms. M. Fathima Beevi Award
2002: Central Agricultural University Gold Medal
2002-2004: North Eastern Council Merit Scholarship
Member of World Aquaculture Society, USA
Life Member of Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Society, India
Life Member of Inland Fisheries Society of India
Life Member of Biotech Research Society, India
PCR Technology, Standardization, Validation and Inter-Calibration
Application of Genetics & Biotechnology in Aquaculture – CIBA, Chennai
Molecular Biology Application in Aquaculture/Marine Biology – CCMB, Hyderabad
Molecular Genetics, SNPs – Auburn University, USA
Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) for Physical Mapping of Genes – NBFGR, Lucknow
Shrimp Breeding and Hatchery Technology – CIBA, Chennai
New Initiatives in Aquaculture Extension – CIFA, Bhubaneswar
Koollanoor Riji John, Mulloorpeedikayil Rosalind George MR, Devashish Kar, Mohideenpitchai Mohamed Mansoor, Paulraj Mahesh Kumar, Sratnabir Singha, Gusheinzed Waikhom (2016) Detection of Ranavirus infection in cultivated carps of northeast India. Fish Pathology, 51: S66-S74.
Sanjabihari Sukham , Brajakishor Chingakham, Labee Thoidingjam, Gusheinzed Waikhom, Ravindra Kumar, Basdeo Kushwaha (2014) A cytogenetical study on Barilius ngawa, Vishwanath and Manojkumar, 2002 (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Northeast India, Manipur. International J. Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture, 4(1): 58-62.
Sukham Sanjabihari Singh, Chingakham Brajakishor Singh, Gusheinzed Waikhom (2013) Karyotype analysis of the new catfish Mystus ngasep (Siluriformes: Bagridae) from Manipur, India. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 13: 179-185.
Sanjabihari Sukham , Brajakishor Chingakham, Labee Thoidingjam, Gusheinzed Waikhom (2013) Cytogenetic characterization of Devario aequipinnatus (McClelland, 1839) and Devario yuensis (Arunkumar and Tombi, 1998) (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Northeast India, Manipur. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 37: 706-712.
Sanjabihari Sukham , Brajakishor Chingakham, Labee Thoidingjam, Gusheinzed Waikhom (2013) A new report of karyotype in the freshwater Snakehead fish, Channa gachua (Channidae: Perciformes) from Northeast India, Manipur. International J. Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture, 3(1): 7-10.
Sanjabihari Sukham , Brajakishor Chingakham, Labee Thoidingjam, Gusheinzed Waikhom, Ravindra Kumar, Basdeo Kushwaha (2013) A note on karyotype structure in Barilius bendelisis (Hamilton, 1807) (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Northeast India, Manipur. International J. Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture, 3(3): 42-46.
Gusheinzed Waikhom, SM Pillai (2011) Comparative reproductive performance of captive-reared Indian stocks of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (De Man) with wild-caught broodstock. Inland Fish. Soc. India, 43(2): 73-78.
Gusheinzed Waikhom, SM Pillai (2011) Reproductive performance of wild caught banana shrimp Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (De Man) females from different geographic regions of India. Inland Fish. Soc. India, 43(2): 103-110.
Yumnam Bedajit Singh, Soibam Khogen Singh, Himadri Saha, VK Tiwari, Pronob Das, Gusheinzed Waikhom (2011) Euryale ferox Salib integration into fish ponds in Manipur, India: A sustainable approach. African J. Basic & Applied Sciences, 3(5): 198-200.
Gusheinzed Waikhom, K Riji John, M Rosalin George, MJ Prince Jeyaseelan (2006) Differential host passaging alters pathogenicity and induces genomic variations in white spot syndrome virus. Aquaculture, 261:54–63.
|1.||Dr. K. Shyam Kumar, DBT-RAEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Problem Addressing: Molecular phylogeny of perciformes fishes of northeast India: Systematic and its relationships.
|2.||Ms. Labee Thoidingjam, Ph.D. ScholarEmail: email@example.com
Problem Addressing: Molecular and cytogenetic characterization of two endemic cyprinid fishes, Barilius ngawa and Neolissochilus stracheyi, (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) found in Manipur, North-east India.
|3.||Mr. Newmei Jonah,Lab Assistant|
|Previous Members (Alumni)|
|1.||Dr. Sukham Sanjabihari Singh(2011-2015)DBT-RA
Currently Technical Assistant at JNIMS, Imphal