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"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

Mrs. A. Uma

Designation

:

Professor

Field of Specialization

:

Aquaculture

Address

:

Department of Aquatic Animal Health Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute
Ponneri,
Tiruvallur
Tamilnadu - 601204

Telephone

Mobile

:

:

044 25558852/ 044 2555 6

9840084314

E-mail

:

uma@tnfu.org.in,umaarumugam@yahoo.com,uma@tnfu.ac.in

Academic qualification


Year

Degree

University

Field of specialization

1993

B.F.Sc.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Fisheries Science

1995

 M.F.Sc

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Aquaculture

2006

Ph.D.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Aquaculture (Research topic: Molecular characterization of viral pathogens of Penaeus monodon

Technical Expertise

Molecular and immunodiagnosis of diseases in fish.Innate immunity in aquatic organisms. Development of novel molecular and immunodiagnostics for diseases of aquatic organisms. Cell culture techniques.

Research Projects handled


Sl.
No

Details

Funding/ Period

Position

1

NAIP Scheme on “Toll-like receptors in phylogenetically divergent fish species-their contribution in modulating the innate immunity” (Co-ordinating centre)- NAIP, ICAR

Rs. 90.67 Lakhs
10.2.2009                   -31.3. 2013

Co- Principal Investigator

2

National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases

Rs. 80.43 Lakhs
On going

Co- Principal Investigator

3

Establishment of State Referral Laboratory for Fish Disease Diagnosis and Aquatic Animal Health

Rs. 58.6 Lakhs
Ongoing

Principal  Investigator

4

DBT Scheme on “Development of Molecular and Immunodiagnostic kits for Hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV) in shrimp” (22096), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi 

Rs.29.57 lakhs

19.05. 2008- 18.05.2011

Principal
Investigator

5

Identification and assessment of the expression profiles of important Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) in commercially important food and ornamental fishes-  Department of Science and Technology

Rs.18.67 Lakhs

17.8.2009 – 16.8.2012

Principal
Investigator

6

Self- financing scheme on the “Establishment of Shrimp disease diagnosis laboratory” (Scheme Code No: 14020) 

Rs. 5.7 Lakhs
9.3.2000 – Till date
Ongoing

Principal
Investigator

Research articles published (National and International Journals)


Sl.

                    Title of the paper and Journal

Authors

NAAS Rating

No

1

Effect of a probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus plantarum on disease resistance of Penaeus indicus.  Indian Journal of Fisheries.1999.                46(4) :367 – 373

A. Uma, T. Jawahar Abraham and V. Sundararaj

 

4.9

2

 Effect of a probiotic feed supplement on performance and disease resistance of Indian White shrimp Penaeus indicus. Journal of Aquaculture in Tropics.1999.14(2):159- 164

A. Uma, T. Jawahar Abraham M.J. Prince Jeyaseelan and V. Sundararaj

 

3.0

3

Biocontrol of shrimp bacterial pathogens using penaeid larva associated bacterium, Alteromonas sp. Journal of Aquaculture in the tropics.2001.16(1) : 11 – 22

T.Jawahar Abraham,  S.A. Shanmugam, A.Uma,                         R. Palaniappan and K. Dhevendran

 

3.0

4

Establishment of a primary cell culture from hepatopancreas of Penaeus monodon for the study of whitespot syndrome virus (WSSV) Asian Fisheries Science. 2002.15(4): 365 –370

A. Uma,  T.G. Prabhakar,            A. Koteeswaran  G. Ravikumar

 

4.0

5

Detection by PCR of hepatopancreatic parvovirus and other viruses in hatchery–reared Penaeus monodon postlarvae. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 2003.  57: 141-146

K.Umesha, A.Uma, S.K.Otta , I.Karunasagar  I.Karunasagar

 

7.6

6

A study by PCR on the prevalence of Whitespot syndrome virus, Monodon baculo virus and Hepato pancreatic parvovirus infection in Penaeus monodon post larvae in Tamilnadu, South east coast of India. Asian Fisheries Sciences.2004. 217 – 228

 

A. Uma,  N. Ramanathan                        K. Saravanabava

 

4.0

7

Slot blot hybridization for detection of White spot syndrome virus in penaeid shrimp Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences.2005.7(2)

A. Uma,  M. Parthiban  N.Daniel Joy Chandran

 

2.6

8

Usefulness of nested Polymerase chain reaction in detection of Monodon baculovirus in shrimp seeds.Indian Journal of Animal Research. 2005.39(2):111 – 114

A. Uma, M. Parthiban, N. Daniel Joy Chandran, B. Thiyagarajan, P. Kalaimaniarasi and A. Koteeswaran

 

3.8

9

Prevalence of whitespot syndrome virus and monodon baculovirus in Penaeus monodon broodstock and postlarvae from hatcheries in south east coast of India. Current science. 2005.Vol 89, No.9

A.Uma,.A.Koteeswaran Indrani Karunasagar and Iddya karunasagar

IF – 0.935

10

Prevalence of hepatopancreatic parvo virus (HPV) in Penaeus monodon postlarvae from commercial shrimp hatcheries in Tamilnadu, south east coast of India. Asian Fisheries Science. 2006.19:113-116.

A.Uma,A.Koteeswaran,                    I.Karunasagar, I. Karunasagar

 

4.0

11

Application of 16sRDNA amplification and sequencing for detection of fish and shrimp bacterial pathogens.Indian Journal of comparative microbiology and Immunology and infectious diseases.2007.                  28(1-2):7-9

A. Uma, Y.Krishna Mohan Reddy,             S. Meena,                   K. Saravanabava  B. MuraliManohar.

 

3.0

12

Studies on the prevalence of Monodon baculovirus (MBV) in shrimp seeds produced from the commercial hatcheries of Tamilnadu Tamilnadu Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 2007.2(6): 224-228

A. Uma, A. Daniel Joy Chandran,        A. Koteeswaran.

 

3.7

13

Detection of Salmonella from fish by Polymerase chain reaction. Indian Veterinary Journal, 2009.86:1185 – 1186

A. Uma, M.M. Sudhakar, S. Meena, K. Saravanabava,B. Murali Manohar

4.33

14

Identification of bacterial pathogens infecting Penaeus monodon tiger shrimp by 16S rDNA amplification and sequencing. Tamil Nadu Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 2009.4(5): 188-192.

A. Uma, S. Meena, K.Saravanabava and B.MuraliManohar

3.78

15

Expression of Toll-like receptor21 (TLR21) in Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) infested with anchor worm, Lernaea sp, Journal of veterinary Parasitology 2010. 24(2):137-139

A. Uma, G. Rebecca,                        S. Meena and K.Saravanabava

7.5

16

PCR detection of putative autolysin and hemolysin genes in Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from infected koi carp (Cyprinus carpio). Tamil Nadu Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 2010. 6(1): 31-33

A. Uma, G. Rebecca,  S. Meena and K. Saravanabava

3.7

17

PCR detection and antibiotic sensitivity of Aeromonas hydrophila isolates from gold fish, Indian Veterinary Journal, 2010. 87(4) :332-333

A. Uma,  S. Meena, K. Saravanabava
B. Murali Manohar

4.33

18

Assessment of water quality and pollution of porur double lake Erattai Eri, Chennai. Journal of Industrial Pollution Control, 2010.26(1) :61-69

R. Kowsalya, A. Uma,   S. Meena, K. Saravanabava, C.M. Karrunakaran and Decca Raman

4.6

19

Assessment of Microbiolgical quality of porur double lake Erattai Eri, Chennai .Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology and Environmental Science.2010.2(3): 667-671

R. Kowsalya, A. Uma, S. Meena and
K. Saravanabava

 

2.6

20

Antibacterial activity of green seaweed against shrimp bacterial pathogens. Indian Veterinary Journal. 2011. 11:5-7

M. Millicent Mabel,A. Uma,          D. Jenila Rani, and K.Saravanabava

4.33

21

Expression of oct 4 gene in various embryonic developmental stages of gold fish, Indian Veterinary Journal ,2011. 87 : 220-221

A. Uma, A. Gomathy,S. Meena,   K. Saravanabava and B. Murali Manohar

4.33

22

Expression of SOX-4 A stem cell marker in embryonic developmental stages of Angel fish (Pterophyllum scalare) Indian Veterinary Journal, 2011.88(4): 11-12             

S.Revathy, M.Durga, A.Uma , S.Meena and K.Saravanabava

 

4.33

23

Mating behavior and breeding of the grey bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium griseum Muller and Henle, 1838 in captivity.  Indian Journal of Fisheries.2012. 59(3): 149-152. (NAAS)

Anandhakumar, G. Dhinakar Raj,  A. Uma, K.g.Tiru murugaan, A. Raja and K. Kumanan

6.2

24

Development of a Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) assay to detect Whitespot syndrome virus (WSSV) infecting shrimp.  Indian Veterinary Journal. 2012. 89 (6): 21-23.

A. Uma, S.Gayathri, G.Rebecca and K. Saravanabava

4.33

25

  Development of a Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) assay to detect monodon baculovirus (MBV) infecting shrimp.  Indian Veterinary Journal. 2012. 89 (1): 11-13.

A.Uma, M. Srimathy and K. Saravanabava

4.33

26

  Development of a Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) assay to detect Hepatopancreatic parvo virus (HPV) infecting shrimp.  Indian Veterinary Journal. 2012. 89 (12): 28-30.

A.Uma, S.Meena and K. Saravanabava

4.33

27

Strain variation in Monodon baculovirus   ( MBV) infecting Penaeus monodon (Tiger shrimp) in India, CIBtech Journal of Biotechnology . 2012.1(1) 41-45

G.Sugnathi, A.Uma, G.Rebecca, K.Saravanabava

ICV – 4.93

28

Expression of Toll-like receptor9 (TLR9) in zebra fish infected with Aeromonas hydropila. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences,2012. 1(3):520-526. ISSN 0975-6299

A.Uma,G.Rebecca K.Saravanabava

IF-2.8

29

Expression of Toll protein gene in tissues of Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) experimentally exposed to Vibrio harveyi.  International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences,2012.3(4):316-320. Internationally indexed journal , ISSN 0975-6299

A.Uma, A.H.M.Harresh G.Rebecca

IF-2.8

30

Differential expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in gold fish, Carassius auratus infested with fresh water lice of Argulus sp.  International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences,2012.  3(4): 652 – 658. ISSN 0975-6299

A.Uma, G.Rebecca K.Saravanabava.

Impact factor    2.8

31

Assessment of bacteriological quality in selected commercially important processed sea foods by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Science.  2012.Vol. 2(3) : 20-25. ISSN: 2277-209X (Online)

P. Anbudhasan, A.Uma and               G. Rebecca 

ICV
5.86

32

In vivo effect of CPG oligodeoxynucleotides (CPG ODNS) on the expression of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in catla catla. Cibtech Journal of Biotechnology.  2012 1(1) : 28-32. International Journal  ISSN: 2319 – 3859  (Online)

A.Uma,  G. Rebecca and                    K. Saravanabava

ICV – 4.93

33

Differential expression of Toll-like receptors 18 (TLR18) mRNA in Pangasius pangasius  induced  with Edwardsiella tarda.  International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences,2012. 3(4):1016- 1021. ISSN 0975-6299

Jawahar Raj, A.Uma, G.Rebecca

Impact factor    2.8

34

Bacterial isolates from aquariculture systems: Identification by 16S rDNA  amplification and sequence analysis. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2013. Oct; 4(4): (B) 242 – 246, ISSN 0975-6299I

P. Seethala devi, A.Uma and G.Rebecca

IF-2.8

35

Basal expression of toll-like receptor 18(TLR18) mRNA in selected species of food fishes of India.  Indian Veterinary Journal, 2013.90:7.

Jawahar Raj. K, A.Uma, G.Rebecca ,K.Saravanabava

4.33

36

Amplification of toll protein gene of Penaeus vannamei, a commercially important penaeid shrimp. Indian Veterinary Journal. 2013. 90(9) :15-16 .

Mahalakshmi.G,   A.Uma, G.Rebecca and  K.Saravanabava

4.33

37

Differential expression of Toll-like receptor21 (TLR21) in zebra fish Danio rerio exposed to Aeromonas hydrophila.  2013. Indian Veterinary Journal .

 

A. Uma, G.Rebecca and K.Saravanabava.

4.33

38

Edwardsiellosis in a commercial Labeo Rohita farm in Tamilnadu. 2013.Indian Veterinary Journal. 90(2) 129-131

S.Manogna, A.Uma, G.Rebeccca and K.Saravanabava

4.33

39

Antibiotic resistance in Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from clinically infected catfish Clarius sp. Indian veterinary Journal, 2014.  91(05): 55-58.

A.Uma, K.Jawahar Raj, G.Rebecca and S.Anand

4.33

40

Detection of extended-spectrum ß-lactamases in members of the family Enterobacteriaceae:  comparison of the Combination Double Disc Test Method and the Etest ESBL. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS),2014. 13, 2 Ver. IV.:  58-63 . e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861

Anushree Basu, A.Uma   and Narahari Rao

IF
1.576

 

41

A comparative study on the toxicity of ivermectin in Zebra fish and Catla fish. In: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research,2014                September issue –P.3685 – 3688. ISSN No 2231-6876

M.Thiripura sundari, K.Sathya,  A.Uma, M.R.Srinivasan, M.Subas chandra Bose

IF-1.25 scopemed

42

 

 The toxic effect of cypermethrin on zebra fish embryo- an alternative model for assessing the embryo toxicity of environment chemicals.  Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research.2014. Online open access journal  (ISSN NO. 2231-6576). 4(04): 2316

K.Sathya, M.Thiripura sundari, A.Uma, M.R.Srinivasan, M.Subas chandra Bose

IF-1.25 scopemed

43

Minimal Bactericidal Concentration of Sanitizers against Edwardsiella tarda Strains Isolated from African Catfish Clarias gariepinus.  Journal of Marine Biosciences, 2015.  1 (1): 5–10. ISSN 2454–3519.

Harresh Adikesavalu, Pankaj Kumar, T. Jawahar Abraham and A. Uma

 

44

Effect of different culture conditions on the production of laccase from basidiomycetes fungal isolate Pleurotus ostreatus vpm – 1 under solid state fermentation. Pollution Research. 2015. 34 (3) : 145-151

R. Kowsalya, S.Sankaranarayanan,                   A. Uma and Swaranjit singh cameotra

 

Experience (in years):19 years

Current projects:

Sl.No.

Title of the Project

Year

PI & Co-PI
of the Project

Budget outlay (Rs. In Lakhs)

Funding Agency

1.

Tamil Nadu  Innovation Initiative (TANII) Project -“E-Fish health surveillance and monitoring network to improve fisheries production in Tamilnadu”

2017-
2020

PI

   590.4

Tamilnadu state planning

2.

"Establishment of Fish and Shell Fish Health Certification and Disease Surveillance Laboratories in Tamilnadu for Enhancement of  Aquaculture Production” (Sc. No.15-102-03). Madhavaram component- Strengthening of state referral lab for screening of OIE listed diseases of aquatic animals.

2016-2017

      Co-PI

    91.9

Tamilnadu state Govt and Central Govt.

3

Self- financing scheme on the “Establishment of Shrimp disease diagnosis laboratory” (Scheme Code No: 14020) 

9.3.2000 –till date  

PI

     5.70

Tamilnadu Fisheries University

 Completed projects:

Sl.No

Title of the Project

Year

PI & Co-PI
of the Project

Budget outlay (Rs. In Lakhs)

Funding Agency

1.

NAIP Scheme on “Toll-like receptors in phylogenetically divergent fish species-their contribution in modulating the innate immunity” (Co-ordinating centre)

2009-2013

Co- Principal Investigator

Rs. 90.67

ICAR

2.

National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases

2013-2017

Co- Principal Investigator

Rs. 80.43

NFDB

3.

Establishment of State Referral Laboratory for Fish Disease Diagnosis and Aquatic Animal Health

2015-2016

Principal  Investigator

Rs. 58.6

NFDB

4.

Development of Molecular and Immunodiagnostic kits for Hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV) in shrimp

2008- 2011

Principal
Investigator

Rs.29.57

Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi 

5.

Identification and assessment of the expression profiles of important Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) in commercially important food and ornamental fishes

     

    2009 – 2012

Principal
Investigator

Rs.18.67

Department of Science and Technology

Research publications:

1.Uma A, N.Stalin and G. Rebecca, 2017.Isolation, molecular identification and antibiotic resistance of Enterococcus faecalis from diseased Tilapia. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science ,ISSN: 2319-7706.6 (6):136-146

2. M. Giridharan and A. Uma, 2017. A report on the hepatopancreatic microsporidiosis caused by Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) in Penaeus vannamei (pacific white shrimp) farms in Tiruvallur district, Tamilnadu, India.  International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. ISSN: 2319-7706 6 (6):147-152

3.S Santhoshkumar, S Sivakumar,S Vimal,S Abdul Majeed,G Taju,P Haribabu,A. Uma,A S Sahul Hameed, 2016. Biochemical changes and tissue distribution of Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei  (EHP) in naturally and experimentally EHP-infected whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931), in India. Journal of Fish Diseases. 40(4):  529–539

4.Harresh Adikesavalu, Pankaj Kumar, T. Jawahar Abraham and A. Uma, 2015. Minimal Bactericidal Concentration of Sanitizers against Edwardsiella tarda Strains Isolated from African Catfish Clarias gariepinus.  Journal of Marine Biosciences, 1(1): 5–10. ISSN 2454–3519.

5.R. Kowsalya, S.Sankaranarayanan, A. Uma and Swaranjit singh cameotra, 2015. Effect of different culture conditions on the production of laccase from basidiomycetes fungal isolate Pleurotus ostreatus vpm – 1 under solid state fermentation. Pollution Research. 34 (3): 145-151.

6.A.Uma, K.Jawahar Raj, G.Rebecca and S.Anand, 2014.  Antibiotic resistance in Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from clinically infected catfish Clarius sp. Indian veterinary Journal, 91(05): 55-58.

7.K.Sathya, M.Thiripura sundari, A.Uma, M.R.Srinivasan, M.Subas chandra Bose,2014. The toxic effect of cypermethrin on zebra fish embryo- an alternative model for assessing the embryo toxicity of environment chemicals.  Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research.Online open access journal  (ISSN NO. 2231-6576). 4(04): 2316

8.Jawahar Raj. K, A.Uma, G.Rebecca ,K.Saravanabava, 2013. Basal expression of toll-like receptor 18 (TLR18) mRNA in selected species of food fishes of India.  Indian Veterinary Journal, 90:7.

9. A.Uma, A.H.M.Harresh G.Rebecca ,2012.  Expression of Toll protein gene in tissues of Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) experimentally exposed to Vibrio harveyi.  International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences,3(4):316-320., ISSN 0975-6299

10. A.Uma, G. Rebecca and K. Saravanabava, 2012.  In vivo effect of CPG oligodeoxynucleotides (CPG ODNS) on the expression of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in catla catla. Cibtech Journal of Biotechnology.  1(1) : 28-32. ISSN: 2319 – 3859

Honors,Awards and Patents  

  • Recipient of Young scientist fellowship award of Tamilnadu State council for Science and Technology (2002)
  • Recipient of Tamilnadu young woman scientist award of Tamilnadu State council for Science and Technology (2007)
  • Recipient of K.Chidambaram Memorial annual award for contribution to Fisheries Biotechnology (2008)
  • Inventor of the Patent No.275411(“Development of PCR Primers for whitespot syndrome virus in shrimp”) (2017)