RAJENDRAN, R.

Designation and address
Professor, Directorate of Research,
TANUVAS, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai-600 051.

Qualifications
M.V.Sc. (Animal Genetics and Breeding)
Ph.D. (Animal Genetics and Breeding)

Contact
T  +9144-25551583
M +91-9884159547
E rajendran.r@tanuvas.ac.in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Animal Genetics and Breeding
Specializing field : Conservation and Characterization of AnGR, Biometrical genetics
Current Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Preparation of coffee table book on Animal Genetic Resources of Tamil Nadu Project coordinator
5.25 lakhs
National Biodiversity Authority, India
Completed Projects
Project title PI/Co- PI Funding agency Budget outlay
Conservation of Bargur cattle Principal Investigator ICAR-NBAGR 58.50 lakhs
Setting of Biotech Lab for Fecundity genes Co-Principal Investigator Government of India, New Delhi 224.00 lakhs
In-situ conservation of Ramnad White sheep of Tamil Nadu Co-Principal Investigator Government of India, New Delhi 75.00 lakhs
Umblachery cattle as a sustainable livelihood for rural community in Cauvery delta zone of Tamil Nadu: An assessment Co-Principal Investigator TANUVAS Research Corpus Fund 2.4 lakhs
Characterisation and Conservation of Native cattle Breeds of Tamilnadu Co-Principal Investigator TNLDA Rs. 9.5 lakhs
Study on the physical and productive characteristics of Pulikulam breed of cattle and Katchaikatty sheep Technical personnel SEVA (NGO) Rs. 0.4 lakhs
ICAR-NBAGR Network Project on Characterisation of Umblachery Cattle Scientist in-charge ICAR Rs. 32.3 lakhs
Recent Research Publications
  1. Eugine Remi Treasa, B. Ann Mary, K.G. Tirumurugaan, G. Dhinakar Raj, S.M.K. Karthickeyan, R. Rajendran (2016). Sequence characterization and screening for polymorphism in the caspase recruitment domain 15 gene of goat (Capra hircus). Small Ruminant Research 138:37-45
  2. Sahu,A.R., Jeichitra,V., Rajendran, R. and Raja, A.(2016). Genetic Polymorphism of Myostatin gene in sheep breeds. Journal of Animal Research 6:81-84.
  3. Seevagan,M., Jeichitra,V., Rajendran, R. and Tirumurugaan, K.G.(2015). Detection of lethal SNP (A781G) in growth hormone gene of Indian sheep. Small Ruminant Research 126:13-15.
  4. Jeichitra, V., Rajendran,R., Karunanithi,K and Rahumathulla,P.S.(2015). Genetic analysis of growth traits in Mecheri sheep. Indian Journal of Animal Research.
  5. Seevagan,M., Jeichitra,V., Rajendran, R. and Tirumurugaan, K.G.(2015). Polymorphism of growth hormone (GH) gene in Vembur and Kilakarsal breeds of sheep. Indian Journal of Small Ruminants 21:196-199.
  6. Sithi Marjitha, I., Rajendran,R, Sudhakar,A and Raja,A (2015). Screening for Galway and Inverdale and Belclare mutations in BMP15 gene in Indian Nilagiri sheep. The Indian Journal of Small Ruminants 21:331-334.
Honours & Awards
  • Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Junior Research Fellowship in Animal Genetics and Breeding in the year 1993
  • Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Senior Research Fellowship in Animal Genetics and Breeding in the year 1996
  • Best poster presentation award for the paper "Rank Based Quotient (RBQ) analysis of causes for the decline in population size of Umblachery cattle in Tamilnadu" presented in the National Symposium on "Livestock Biodiversity Conservation and Utilization: Lessons from Past and Future Perspectives" at Karnal during Feb12-13, 2009
  • Best poster presentation award for the paper "Pulikulam cattle- Characteristics and its Unique utilities"(2008). Paper presented at National Symposium on "Redefining Role of Indigenous Animal Genetic Resources in Rural Development", 15-16 February, 2008 at Veterinary College, Bangalore.
  • Best poster presentation award for the paper "Detection of genetic bottleneck in Bargur cattle of Tamilnadu using microsatellite markers. (2009). Paper presented at National Symposium on "Conventional and New Age Breeding Technology for Livestock Centric Growth and Livelihood Security", 27-28 November, 2009 at Madras Veterinary College, Chennai.
  • Premavalli,K., Thyagarajan,D., Prabakaran,R. and Rajendran,R.(2010). Effect of mating ratio on the hatching performance of Guineafowl. Paper presented at IPSACON,,16-18 September 2010, Chennai.(Best poster presentation award)
  • Jeichitra, V., Rajendran, R., Raja, T.V., K.Karunanithi and Rahumathulla,P.S.. Genetic parameter estimates for growth traits in Mecheri sheep using random regression amimal models. International symposium on sustainable Management of Animal Genetic resources for Livelihood Security in Developing Countries, 13 and 14th Feb, 2015, Chennai. (Best presentation award).
  • Certificate of appreciation by TANUVAS for technology development- Nandanam Chicken 4
  • Selected for NAIP sponsored international training in the area of Marker Assisted Selection at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA from 15/10/2013 to 11/01/2014.