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Dr. A. Manimekalan, M.S., Ph.D., Associate professor (Ichthyologist)

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i. Journals

1. Manimekalan Arunachalam, Vetrivel Chezian Sengodan. 2013. Implication of project on upgradation of safety in health care (push) among government sector in Tamil Nadu. Int J Cur Res Rev., 05 (17): 102:111.


2. Núria Fontanals, Jing-Fu Liu, Arunchalam Manimekalan, and Sayan Bhattacharya. Determination of Environmental Pollutants. The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 750259,

3. Indu, M., Ambili, T.R. and Manimekalan, A. 2012. In sillico analysis of the molecular  phylogeny of siluriformes inferred from mitochondrial CO1 gene. Int. J. Adv. Life Sci. 5(1): 71-78 (ISSN: 2277-758).

4. Ambili, T.R., Abhijith, B.D. Manimekalan, A. 2012. BACE1 gene as a potential candidate for siRNA gene therapy against Alzheimer’s disease. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed. 1-5 (ISSN: 2221-1691).

5. Ambili, T.R., Manimekalan, A. and Abhijith, B.D. 2012. SiRNA gene therapy for Alzhemer’s disease targeting APP gene. Int. J. Pharm. & Pharmaceutical Sci. 4(3): 341 – 346 (ISSN No. 0975 – 1491).

6. Nagarajan, B., M. Krishnamoorthy, C. Pandiarajan and A. Manimekalan. 2009. Can sweetness be difficult to handle when in excess?. Current Science,  96(11), pp1433

7. Venkatraman. C, Jothinayagam. J T, Raghunathan C, Krishnamoorthy P, Sivaleela G, Manimekalan. A. 2008. Occurrence of white suckerfish Remorina albescens on the south-east coast of India . J Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 105(3), 348-349.

8. Manimekalan, A. and M. Arunachalam. 2009. A new species of the barb of the genus Tor (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from River Moyar, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, southern India. Zootaxa  (Magnolia Press, New Zealand) 

9. Krishnamani, R., A. Manimekalan, K.Mainkar, Sanjib Deka. 2005. Rapid Assessment and Veterinary Aid as an Immediate Response to the Tsunami. In:The Ground Beneath the Waves: Post-tsunami impact assessment of wildlife and their habitats in India. Vol I. Kaul, R. and Menon, V. (Eds.).Wildlife Trust of India, New Delhi. 81-91Pp

10. Manimekalan, A., A. Arunachalam & Rema Devi. 2004. New records and range of extension of freshwater fishes to the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 102 (3):344-346. 

11. Arunachalam. M, A. Manimekalan, A.Sankaranaraysnan, J.A.Johnson, R. Soranam. 2002. Fish fauna of some streams and rivers in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 99(2):337-341. (Bombay, India)

12. Manimekalan, A. & M. Arunachalam. 2002. Rediscovery of critically endangered air birthing cat fish clarias dayi hora (Pisces:Claridae) from Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 99(1): 129-131. (Bombay, India)

13. Arunachalam. M, , A.Sankaranaraysnan, J.A.Johnson A. Manimekalan, R. Soranam. 2000. New record of fishes from the Western Ghats of Maharastra. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 97(2):292-294.

14. Arunachalam, M., A.Sankaranarayanan, J.A. Johnson A.Manimekalan. 2000. Fishes of Nambiyar river, Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 97(1):153-155. (Bombay, India)

15. Arunachalam. M, A.Sankaranaraysnan, R. Soranam, J.A.Johnson and A. Manimekalan. 1999. New records of Stigmatogobius oligactis. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 96(1):167-168.

16. Arunachalam. M, A.Sankaranaraysnan, A. Manimekalan, R. Soranam and J.A.Johnson. 1999. New records of Salmostoma sardinella (Pices:Cyprinidae) from Mondai stream, Maharashtra. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 96(1):162-163.

17. Arunachalam.M., J.A.Johnson, A.Manimekalan and S.Sridhar. 1999. New record of Heteropneustes microps (Gunther) (Siluridae: Heteropneustidae) from the Western Ghats rivers, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 96(2):330-332. (Bombay, India)

18. Manimekalan, A. H.S.Das. 1998. Glyptothorax davissinghi (Pisces: Sisoridae) A new cat fishes from Nilambur in the Nilgiri Biosphere, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 95(1):87-91. (Bombay, India)

19. Manimekalan, A. 1998. Fishes of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 95(3):431-443. (Bombay, India)

20. Manimekalan, A., Singh.D.F. 1997. New record of Schismatorhynchus (Nukta) nukta (Sykes) (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from Moyar river, extends its range to Tamil Nadu. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 94(1):170-171. (Bombay, India)


ii. Book 

1. Thangadurai D, Hall SG, Manimekalan A, Mocz G. (2009). Aquaculture, Fisheries and Bio-Technology. Agro-bios, Jodhpur, India. pp315

iii. Book chapters

1. Manimekalan A, Masabathula S, Thangadurai D. 2009. Current Status of Shrimp Farming in India. In: Aquaculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology, Thangadurai D, Hall SG, Manimekalan A, Mocz G (eds), Agrobios (India), Jodhpur, pp. 185-208.

2. Manimekalan. A, Thangadurai D, Ganesan V. 2009. Diversity and Distribution of Fish Genetic Resources in Anamalai Hills of Western Ghats, India. In: Aquaculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology, Thangadurai D, Hall SG, Manimekalan A, Mocz G (eds), Agrobios (India), Jodhpur, pp. 245-309.

3. Arunachalam, M, A. Manimekalan, J.A. Johnson & A. Sankaranarayanan. 2004. Fishes of rain forest streams/rivers of India- A research overview. Singsit, S. Chapter 10.Conservation of Rainforest in India. Wildlife Institute of India, Deharadun.

4. Manimekalan, A. & Rema Devi. 2004. Conservation Strategies and Action plans for the Pisces of Tamil Nadu. (ed.): Annamalai, R. Tamilnadu Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Chordate Diversity. Tamilnadu Forest Department. pp32-50. (Chennai, India)

5. Manimekalan, A. T.R.K.Yoganand, V.Rajan, M.Amruth, K.Ilangovan and C.B.S.R.Sharma. 2005. Biodiversity and Ecology of two endangered wetlands of Tamil Nadu coast-Kaluveli and Ousteri. (eds.) Ramachandra, T.V., N.Ahalya and C.Rajasekara Murthy. Aquatic ecosystems Conservation, Restoration and Management. Capital Publishing Co., New Delhi. 131-146.


iv. Research reports

1. Manimekalan, A. 2004. Cat fishes of Anamalai hills. Final report submitted NSF, USA. 

2. Manimekalan, A. and V.Ganesan. 2005. Diversity and Distribution of Fishes in the Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary and National Park. The rainforest Initiative. Final report submitted to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. 

3. Arunachalam, M, A. Manimekalan, R. Soranam, A. Sankaranarayanan and P. Sivakumar. 2005. Germplasm inventory, evaluation and gene banking of freshwater fishes of stream/rivers of peninsular India. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. Final report submitted to NATP, Delhi. 

4. Manimekalan, A. 2001. Diversity, ecological structure and conservation of threatened fishes of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univesity. Final report submitted to CSIR, Govt. of India.


D. Paper presented in seminar/conferences

International

1. Manimekalan, A. and Ambily, T.R. 2013. Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of four Indian cyprinid genera using mitochondrial Co1 gene. Conference on “9th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference” held in Okinawa Convention Centre, Okinawa, Japan from 24 to 28 June 2013.

2. Arunkumar, A. R. Eswaran and Manimekalan, A. 2013. A Comparative Study on Osteological and Morphological variations of three Indian Cyprinids of Genus Puntius” Conference on “9th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference” held in Okinawa Convention Centre, Okinawa, Japan from 24 to 28 June 2013.

3. Manimekalan, A. Estimation of the Carbon Stock sequestered by the trees in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, India. Conference on “TSB2010: Biotechnology for Healthy Living” organized by Prince of Songkla University, Trang Campus, Trang Province, Thailand, October 20-22, 2010. 

4. Manimekalan, A. Diversity, distribution and conservation status of fishes of Anamalai hills of Western Ghats, India. Conference on 2nd Conference of the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBL2)”, held in Baraga, Portugal from 2nd to 4th of June 2010.

5. Manimekalan, A. Fishes of River Chalakudy, Kerala, India. Conference on 2nd Conference of the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBL2)”, held in Baraga, Portugal from 2nd to 4th of June 2010.

6. Manimekalan, A. Fishes of Periyar Tiger Reserve, southern India, conference on “Enhancing fish biodiversity Research in African Countries” Organized by South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity Research, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, SOUTH AFRICA. 16-26 November 2008. Supported NSF, USA.


7. Manimekalan, A. Cypriniformes diversity in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Southern India. conference on “Biology of Cypriniformes’ Organized by WWF, Thailand, Chiang Rai, THAILAND, 10-21 November 2007, Supported by NSF, USA.


8. Manimekalan, A. Diversity and distribution of Cypriniformes in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Southern India. conference on “Biology of Cypriniformes’ Organized by Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, CHINA, 12-15 October 2006, Supported by NSF, USA.

9. Manimekalan, A. Catfish Research in India. Workshop on “Asian Catfish Research” Organized by Zoological Reference Collection of the Raffles Museum, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE, during 27 May- 04 April 2004. Supported by NSF, USA.


National 

1. T.R. Ambili & A. Manimekalan. 2013 Molecular characterisation of two endangered species of genus Tor (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Western Ghats through DNA barcoding presented in National Seminar on “Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny” in Mar Athananasius college Kothamangalam, Mahathma Gandhi University, Kerala on 1st & 2nd march 2013. 

2. R. Anu Alias Meena & A. Manimekalan. 2013. Evaluation of Physico chemical charecteristics of sediment in selected wetlands of Coimbatore. Presented in National Seminar on "Recent perspectives on Lakes, Rivers and Coastal Wetlands" in Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar, Tamilnadu on 24th & 25th March 2013. 

3. Arunachalam, M. and A. Manimekalan. 2000. Ornamental fish diversity of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. In: Ponniah, A.G. and Gopalakrishnan, A. (Eds.). Endemic Fish Diversity of Western Ghats. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow. 228-229. (Lucknow, India)

4. Arunachalam, M. and A. Manimekalan. 2000. Economically important and cultivable fishes of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. In: Ponniah, A.G. and Gopalakrishnan, A. (Eds.). Endemic Fish Diversity of Western Ghats. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow. 237-239. (Lucknow, India)

5. Arunachalam, M., J.A.Johnson and A. Manimekalan. 2000. Economically important cultivable and ornamental fishes in streams/rivers of Waynad district, Kerala. In: Ponniah, A.G. and Gopalakrishnan, A. (Eds.). Endemic Fish Diversity of Western Ghats. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow. 240-243. (Lucknow, India)


E. Invited lecturers

a. International

1. Enhancing fish biodiversity Research in African Countries – with special reference to Indian Fish biodiversity Research-Field collection, preservation, and identification and photography techniques. Grahamstown, South Africa Nov 2008


b. National

1. Conservation of red list fishes in Tamil Nadu, on the seminar on “Wild biodiversity of Tamil Nadu. 2007, Chennai.



DNA Sequences submitted in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

 S.No.   NCBI Accession no.    Details

1. JQ585591. 

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU-CKD-TKI; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

2. JX401291

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU-3cTK; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

3. JX401292

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU-BcTK3; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

4. JX401293

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU-CcTK4; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

5. JX401294

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU-GcTK 4 cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

6. JX401295

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor malabaricus voucher BU-AcTM1; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

7. JX401296

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor malabaricus voucher BU-2cTM2; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

8. JX401297

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor mussullah voucher BU-8cTMu1; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

9. JX401298

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor mussullah voucher BU-4cTMu2; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

10. JX401299

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor mussullah voucher BU- HcTMu3; cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

11. JX401300

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor putitora voucher BU-FcTP ;cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

12. JX401301

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU-GsTK1; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

13. JX401302

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU- BsTK 2 ; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

14. JX401303

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU- 3sTK 3; 16S ribosomal RNA gene , partial cds; mitochondrial. 

15. JX401304

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor khudree voucher BU-Cs TK 4; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

16. JX401305

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor malabaricus voucher BU-As-TM1; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

17. JX401306

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor malabaricus voucher BU-2s TM2; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

18. JX401307

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor mussullah voucher BU-4sTMu1; 16S ribosomal RNA gene , partial cds; mitochondrial.

19. JX401308

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor mussullah voucher HsTMu1; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.


20. JX401309

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor mussullah voucher BU-8sTMu1; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.

21. JX401310

Ambili,T.R, Manimekalan, A. and Varma, M.S. Tor putitora voucher BU-TPs; 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial cds; mitochondrial.