MOHANRAJU. R Professor

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  • Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology (A & N Campus)
  • School of Life Sciences
  • mohanrajupu@yahoo.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D Marine Biology- Marine Microbiology Annamalai University 1992
2 Phd Studies on the Methanogenic bacteria from the Mangrove sediments of Pichavaram ( South East Coast of India Annamalai University 1992
3 M.Sc Marine Biology & Oceanography Annamalai University 1985
4 B.Sc Zoology, Botany & Chemistry Madras University 1983

Area of Specializaion

Marine Biology, Microbial Ecology and Marine Microbiology

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Best Teacher Award NATIONAL Pondicherry University 2013 Nil
2 Best Teacher Award NATIONAL Pondicherry University 2012 Nil
3 Best Teacher Award NATIONAL Pondicherry University 2010 Nil
4 Dr. Bernie-Davies award INTERNATIONAL Marine Biological Laboratory, Woodshole Oceanography Institute 1991 $3250

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Professor & Head Ocean Studies and Marine Biology Pondicherry University
2 Associate Professor Ocean Studies and Marine Biology Pondicherry University
3 Reader Ocean Studies and Marine Biology Pondicherry University
4 Lecturer Centre for Ocean Studies and Marine Biology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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1 Senior Research Associate Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology Annamalai University Marine Biology
2 Senior Research Associate National Institute of Oceanography GOA National Institute of Oceanography GOA Marine Biology

Industry Experience

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1 Head, R & D Esvin Biotech International Limited Head

Contribution towards Innovation

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Universal journal citation style: A happy and healthy life style for effective research. 6. Ramesh, CH. and Mohanraju, R Paripex-Indian Journal of Research 8: 73. 2019 0.3
2 Epiphytic Bacterial Communities in Seagrass Meadows of Oligotrophic Waters of Andaman Sea Amrit Kumar Mishra and R. Mohanraju Open Access Library Journal 5:4388 2018 0.21
3 Antimicrobial Potential of Epiphytic Bacteria associated with Seaweeds of Little Andaman, India Karthick and R. Mohanraju, 2018 Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 611 2018 4.165
4 Antimicrobial potential pf secondary metabolites extracted from Vibrio furnissii, a luminescent bacteria associated with squid, uroteuthis duvauceli Suneel Kumar Yalla, Tijo Cherian and R. Mohanraju, International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 8(1): 530-534 2018 0.888
5 Assessment of antimicrobial potential of the ascidian Didemnum psammatode, from Andaman sea Diksha Dikshit, Suneel Kumar Yalla, Tijo Cherian and R. Mohanraju International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 8(2): 509-514 2018 0.888
6 Isolation and characterization of bioluminescent bacteria associated with Uroteuthis duvaucelli, an Indian squid from Andaman waters Sharad Bayyana, Suneel Kumar Yalla, Tijo Cherian and R. Mohanraju Global Journal of Bio-science and Biotechnology 7(3):353-358 2018 0.675
7 DNA Barcoding of false stone fish Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier 1829) a new record for the Andaman Island and India 9. Ramesh, CH., R. Mohanraju., P. Karthick, and Kada Narayana Murthy, Indian J. Geo- Mar. Sci 47:2237-2240. 2018 0.289
8 Isolation of plastic degrading and L-Asparaginase enzyme producing bacteria from the mangrove environment of Guptapara, South Andaman. 7. Manoj. B, CH Ramesh and R. Mohanraju 2018 Journal for research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology 6: 29-36 2018 0.3
9 Molecular characterization of marine pigmented bacteria showing antibacterial activity Ramesh, CH., Mohanraju, R., Narayana, S., Murthy, K.N. and Karthick, P Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 46:2081-2087 2017 0.289
10 Evaluation of antiluminous bacterial efficacy of Areca catechu nut methanol crude extraction in controlling luminous bacteria Vibrio campbellii in shr Ramesh, CH. and Mohanraju, R. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 46:2075-2080 2017 0.289
11 Antimicrobial activity of Marine Luminescent Bacteria Ramesh, CH and Mohanraju, R. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 46:2063-2074 2017 0.289
12 Genetic Diversity bioluminescent Bacteria in diverse marine niches Ramesh, CH and Mohanraju, R. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 46:2054-2062 2017 0.289
13 Distribution of bioluminescent polychaete larvae of Odontosyllis sp. in South Andaman Ramesh, CH., Mohanraju, R., Karthick, P. and Murthy, K.N., Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 46:735-737 2017 0.289
14 Isolation and cellular fatty Acid profile analization of two marine bioluminescent bacteria Ramesh, CH., R. Mohanraju, NNarayana Murthy and P. Karthick Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 46:192-195 2017 0.289
15 New record of a bloom forming, genotoxic strain Nodularia strain (KT447209) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Narayana .S., R. Mohanraju., P. Singh., V. Thamke., S. Tapse., Y. Shouche and K. Kodam Chemosphere 174: 315-320 2017 4.427
16 Polymorphic mantle tissue patterns and distribution of Tridacna of Burmanallah coast, South Andaman Ramesh, CH., R. Mohanraju., P. Karthick, and Kada Narayana Murthy Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 46:141-146 2017 0.289
17 Phenotypic and Molecular characterization of epiphytic vibrios from the marine macro algae of Andaman Islands, India Murthy, K. N., R. Mohanraju, P. Karthick and CH. Ramesh. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 45: 304-309 2016 0.289
18 Occurrence of rare coralline red algae Mastophora rosea (C. Agardh) Setchell, in Little Andaman, India 21. Karthick, P., R. Mohanraju, Kada Narayana Murthy, CH. Ramesh and M. Palanisamy. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 44(12):1894-1896 2015 0.289
19 Antimicrobial activity of Serratia sp isolated from the coralline red algae Amphiroa anceps Karthick, P., R. Mohanraju, Kada Narayana Murthy, CH. Ramesh, C. Mohandass, R. Rajasabapathy, S. Vellai Kumar. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 44(12):1857-1866 2015 0.289
20 Phototaxis response of some zooplankton Ramesh, CH., Mohanraju, R., Karthick, P. and Murthy, K.N International Journal of Science and Nature 6: 245-247 2015 0.765
21 Impact of light, temperature, salinity and glycerol on the intensity of luminescence and growth of marine bioluminescent bacteria Vibrio campbellii .Ramesh, CH., Mohanraju. R., Murthy, K.N., Karthick, P. and Narayana, S., Current Science 106: 511-513 2014 0.883
22 Occurrence of a rare lamellarid, Coriocella hibyae (Wellens, 1991) from Andaman Islands Ramesh, CH., Mohanraju. R., Murthy, K.N., Karthick, P. and Narayana, S., Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 43: 1942-1944 2014 0.289
23 Preliminary survey of diseases in the coral reefs of Burmanallah coast, Andaman’s Ramesh, CH., Mohanraju, R., Murthy, K.N. and Karthick Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 43(10): 1972-1976. 2014 0.289
24 Toxicity studies of Trichodesmium erythraeum (Ehrenberg, 1830) bloom extracts, from Phoenix bay, Port Blair, Andaman’s. Narayana, S., J. Chitra, S.R. Tapase, V.Thamke, P. Karthick, CH. Ramesh, K. N. Murthy, M. Ramasamy, K.M. Kodam, R. Mohanraju. Harmful Algae 40:34-39 2014 4.13
25 New record of headshield slug Phanerophthalmuss maragdinus (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from Andaman Islands, India. Narayana, S. and R. Mohanraju., 2013 Journal of Threatened Taxa 5: 4113-4114 2013 -
26 A survey and new distributional findings of Caulerpa species in Wandoor, South Andaman, India Karthick, P., Mohanraju. R., Murthy, K.N., Ramesh, CH., Narayana, S. Global Journal of Bio-science and Biotechnology 2: 204-206 2013 0.675
27 Antibacterial activity of certain cephalopods from Andaman’s, India. Mohanraju, R, Marri, D.B, Karthick, P, Narayana, S, Murthy, K.N and Ramesh International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 3: 450-455 2013 0.888
28 Ecological implications of trace metals in seaweeds: Bio-indication potential for metal contamination in Wandoor, South Andaman Island Karthick, P., Sivasankar, R., Kaviarasan, T., Mohanraju. R. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research 38: 227–231 2012 0.790

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Antimicrobial compounds produced by Lysinibacillus odysseyi epiphytic bacteria associated with red algae. Karthick, P., R, Mohanraju, 2020 Braz J Microbio https://doi.org/10.1007/s42770-020-00341-x 2020 1
2 Predominance of Harveyi clade in luminous bacteria of the coastal environs of South Andamans India. Chatragadda Ramesh, Raju Mohanraju Marine Pollution Bulletin 158:111416. 2020 1
3 Detection of luxA Gene on Plasmid DNA of Luminous Bacteria Vibrio campbellii STF1. Chatragadda Ramesh, Raju Mohanraju Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett https://doi.org/10.1007/s40009-020-00952-w 2020 1
4 Molecular authentication of green algae Caulerpa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta) based on ITS and tufA genes from Andaman Islands, India Perumal Karthick, Kada Narayana Murthy, Chatragadda Ramesh, Sumantha Narayana & Raju Mohanraju Indian J of Experimental Biology 58, 109-114 2020 0.5
5 DNA Barcoding of commercially important Cephalopods from Andaman Islands, India Suneel Kumar Yalla and R. Mohanraju 2019 Regional Studies in Marine Science 100479 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2018.100479 2019 .5
6 Footprints and tracks of marine organisms CH. Ramesh and R. Mohanraju, Journal of Aquaculture & Marine Biology. 2:74-78 2018 -
7 A Case Report on the Survivability of Marine Luminous Bacteria Vibrio campbellii STF1 under Starvation Conditions CH. Ramesh and R. Mohanraju Oceanography & Fisheries. 5:1-2. 2018 -
8 New record of Abdopus aculeatus (d’Örbingy, 1834) (Cephalopoda: Octopopdidae) to Indian waters from the Andaman Island, India and its Molecular cha Suneel Kumar Yalla., R. Mohanraju, 2017 International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 5: 409-413 2017 0.549
9 Evaluation of antimicrobial properties from the mangrove Rhizophora apiculata and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza of Burmanallah coast, South Andaman, India Rajendra, S., Karthick, P., Murthy, K.N., Ramesh, CH., Mohanraju, R. and Vijayakumar, A. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 4: 475-478 2016 0.350
10 Isolation, molecular characterization and screening of extracellular enzymes produced by Vibrio alginolyticus from the seaweeds of Andaman Islands Murthy, K.N., Mohanraju. R., Karthick, P and Ramesh, CH Seaweed Research and Utilization 38 (1): 67-74 2016 -
11 Antimicrobial properties of Nudibranchs tissue extracts from South Andaman, India. Reddy, K. V., R. Mohanraju, Murthy, K.N., Ramesh, CH. and Karthick, P., Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 3: 582-584 2015 0.350
12 Some aspects of mackerel diversity and morphometric studies Rastrelliger genera from Port Blair Andaman waters Goutham, J. and R. Mohanraju. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 3:196-198 2015 0.549
13 A review of bioluminescence and its application Ramesh, CH. and R. Mohanraju. International Journal of Luminescence and Application 5: 45-46 2015 -
14 Antibacterial activity of seaweeds collected from South Andaman, India Karthick, P., R. Mohanraju, K. N. Murthy, CH. Ramesh. Journal of Algal Biomass Utilization 6:33-36 2015 -
15 Mate guarding behaviour in the supralittoral isopod, Ligia dentipes (Oniscidea) from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Invertebrate Reproduction & Dev Santhanakumar, J., Mohanraju, R., Kirubagaran, R. and Subramoniam, T. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 58:128-137 2014 1.056
16 Epiphytic Vibrios from the seaweeds of Andaman Island, India Murthy, K.N., Mohanraju. R., Karthick, P., Ramesh, CH. and Narayana, S. Seaweed Research and Utilization 35 (1&2): 220-225 2013 -
17 Seaweed potential of Little Andaman Karthick, P., Mohanraju. R., Murthy, K.N., Ramesh, CH. Seaweed Research and Utilization 35(1&2): 17-21 2013 -
18 Distribution and diversity of Seaweeds in North and South Andaman Island. Karthick, P., Mohanraju. R., Ramesh, CH., Murthy, K.N., Narayana, S. Seaweed Research and Utilization 35: 8-16 2013 -
19 Stomach contents of banded archerfish, Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas 1767) (Toxotidae) from brackish waters of South Andaman, India Goutham-Bharathi, M. P., Mohanraju, R., Krishnan, P., Sreeraj, C. R. and Simon ,K. D Asian Fisheries Science 26: 243-250 2013 -

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Natural products from marine algae, invertebrates and their associated bacterial communities Karthick, P., R. Mohanraju, Kada Narayana Murthy, CH. Ramesh “Microbes in Human Perspectives in this Millennium 1 2015

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Marine microbial diversity in India R. Mohanraju Lesser known marine animals of India Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata 2015 978-81-8171-414-5
2 Macrofaunal assemblages of Carbyn’s cove mangroves,South Andaman R. Mohanraju Marine Faunal Diversity In India Taxonomy, Ecology and Conservation Academic press, Elsevier- London, UK 2015 978-0-12-801948-1
3 Seaweed distribution in South and Little Andaman R. Mohanraju and P. Tanushree. Ecology of Faunal Communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 1

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Studies on the Molecular characterization of Pathogenic Vibrios from Seafood and Coastal waters of Andaman Islands UGC 2013 - 2016 11,04,800 2013

Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

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List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2018 M.SC 5 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
2 2017 M.SC 4 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
3 2016 M.SC 2 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
4 2015 M.SC 3 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
5 2013 M.SC 7 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
6 2012 M.SC 2 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
7 2011 M.SC 2 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
8 2009 M.SC 2 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
9 2008 M.SC 4 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
10 2007 M.SC 4 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
11 2006 M.SC 5 Centre for Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
12 2005 M.SC 8 Centre for Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
13 2004 M.SC 7 Centre for Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
14 2002 M.SC 1 Centre for Ocean Studies and Marine Biology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Tijo Cherian 29-08-2016 20161119006 Phenotypic and Genotypic characterization of marine Bacillus from biotic and abiotic components of the coastal waters of Andaman Islands NO NO
2 Suneel Kumar Yalla 24-09-2015 20151119003 Isolation and Characterization of secondary metabolites from bacteria associated with Cephalopods of Andaman Islands YES 21-4-2019 NO
3 Jakkula Goutham 21-08-2012 R31067 Biology and Molecular Characterization of Mackerels of Andaman with special emphasis on Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier 1816) YES 21-8-2019 NO
4 P. Karthick 07-10-2011 R27901 Isolation and Characterization of Secondary Metabolites from Epiphytic bacteria associated with Seaweeds of Little Andaman ( Andaman and Nicobar Islands) YES 30-09-2015 YES 08-08-2016
5 J. Santhanakumar 07-03-2007 P2 Studies on the Biology of Ligia dentipes (Buddle- Lund 1885) from the supralittoral zones of Andaman Islands, India YES 20-09-2013 YES 22-08-2014
6 Chatragadda Ramesh 06-09-2011 R27902 Studies on marine bioluminescent bacteria from Andaman Islands YES 07-12-2015 YES 15-09-2016
7 Sumantha Narayana 06-09-2011 R27904 Isolation and Characterization of toxic marine Cyanobacteria from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India YES 24-02-2016 YES 08-05-2017
8 Shibin E 03-08-2017 20171119001 Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of bacterial symbionts of Seagrasses from South Andaman NO NO
9 Kada Narayana Murthy 02-09-2011 R27907 Phenotypic and Genotypic characterization of marine Vibrios from biotic and abiotic components of the coastal waters of Andaman Islands YES 15-03-2016 YES 05-05-2017

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Marine plants Programme Botanical Survey of India State 12-03-2018 12-03-2018 2018
2 Marine Microbial Diversity in India Workshop Zoological Survey of India National 11-06-2015 13-06-2015 2015
3 Marine Microbes - their Importance in the Islands Regional Science Congress Meet Indian Science Congress Association National 23-01-2014 24-01-2014 2014
4 Marine Debris and its Impact Programme Department of Science and Technology National 05-06-2014 05-06-2014 2014
5 Ocean Debris-Ghost Fishing, Pollution and Plastic dumping in the Marine Environment Programme Fishery Survey of India International Meet 16-12-2014 16-12-2014 2014
6 Biodiversity of marine Microorganisms of Andamans Workshop Zoological Survey of India National 13-09-2013 14-09-2013 2013

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1 Marine Biological Association of India CMFRI 2012

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