• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

  Scientific-Staff 

Gopaikrishna 
Gopikrishna. G. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist & Head, NGBD
Discipline : Animal Genetics & Breeding
Division : Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization : Animal Genetics & Breeding
Research areas:
  • Genetic characterization of fish/shellfish
  • Quantitative Genetics of aquatic species
  • Genetic improvement of fish/shellfish
Brief profile:

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

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Outreach Activity on Fish Genetic stocksInstitute
2Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatics tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfishInstitute
3 Upgradation of breeding and culture technology of Indian white shrimp Fenneropenaeus indicus through stock evaluation and culture demonstrationsNFDB

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • 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)
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
Sole dependence on a single species cast doubt about the sustainability of Indian shrimp farming.
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