Abiotic and biotic stress poses a threat for wild life destruction chiefly through shift in dynamic state. This paradigm shift is because of metabolic impairments ultimately leading to imbalance in homeostasis. The empirical research has suggested that reproductive physiology is highly affected under any kind of stressors resulting into breeding failure, which is an important feature of declining population of wild species. Our division is focusing its research activities addressing the basic and applied aspect of two main thrust areas viz. Reproductive Physiology and Genetics. Our goal is to develop sperm cryopreservation and artificial insemination technology for the conservation and planned breeding of bird species.
Identification of RNA transcripts present in chicken sperm and their relation to fertility (DST funded).
R. P. Singh, I. A. Malecki, P. K. Rybnik-Trzaskowska, U. Farooq, K. V. H. Sastry, G. B. Martin. (2012). In vitro initiation of the acrosome reaction in the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). British Poultry Science ( in press).
R. P. Singh, R. P. Moudgal, M. Sirajudeen, J. Mohan, K. V. H. Sastry, J. S. Tyagi (2012). Ovarian morphology and internal vis-à-vis non internal laying in relation to triacylglycerol, hormones and their receptors concentration around the age of sexual maturity in broiler breeder hens. British Poultry Science ( In press).
N. K. Pandey, R. P. Singh, V. K.Saxena, N. Shit, R. Singh, R. K. Sharma, K. V. H. Sastry. (2012). Expression analysis of various growth factors, receptors and profiles of growth traits in IGF1 genotypes of Indian colored parent broilers line. Livestock Science (In press).
R. P. Singh, K. V. H. Sastry, K. B. Singh, I. A. Malecki, U. Farooque, Jagmohan, R. P. Moudgal. (2012). The role of the male cloacal gland in reproductive success in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 24, 405–409.
R. P. Singh, K. V. H. Sastry, R. Agarwal, N. K. Pandey, V. K. Saxena and J. Mohan. (2012). Molecular and kinetic characterization of lactate dehydrogenase enzyme in heart and breast muscle of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science, doi:10.3906/vet-1104-27.
R. Singh, P. Jain, N. K. Pandey, V. K. Saxena, M. Saxena, K. B. Singh, K. A. Ahmed and R. P. Singh. (2012). Cytokines expression and nitric oxide production under induced infection to Salmonella Typhimurium in chicken lines divergently selected for cutaneous hypersensitivity. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science 25, 1038-1044.
N. Shit, R. P. Singh, K. V. H. Sastry, R. Agarwal, R. Singh, N. K. Pandey and J. Mohan. (2012). Effect of dietary L-ascorbic acid (L-AA) on production performance, egg quality traits and fertility in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) at low ambient temperature. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science 25, 1009-1014.
R. Agarwal, K. V. H. Sastry, V. Tripathi, R. Singh, R. Saxena, J. Mohan R. P. Singh. (2012). Expression profile of luteinizing hormone receptor gene in hierarchal follicles and regressing oviduct tissues of white leghorn hens during moulting. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2012.02145.x
R. P. Singh, R. Agarwal, N. K. Pandey, K. V. H. Sastry, J. Mohan, V. K. Saxena. (2012). Chicken sperm steroid hormone receptors: future marker for fertility and hatchability prediction. Proceedings of 24rd World Poultry Science Congress, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil.
R. P. Singh, N. K. Pandey, V. K. Saxena, S. Tomer. (2012). Effect of SNP on expression of various growth factors, receptors and profiles of growth traits in IGF1 genotypes of Indian colored parent line broilers. Proceedings of 24rd World Poultry Science Congress, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil.