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Avian Physiology and Genetics


Avian Physiology and Genetics

The division of Avian Physiology and Genetics conducts basic and applied research, especially in the fields of avian reproductive and endocrine sciences, and biomaterials management, to understand biological mysteries and implement practical solutions to help species survive. Avian Physiology and Genetics scientists have pioneered innovative approaches to help improve reproductive outcome of birds and other wild animals around the world. Currently, we are in process to establish an avian bio-bank and an avian forensic facility at the centre.


Dr. P. A. Azeez

Senior Principle Scientist-1

 Dr. Ram Pratap Singh
Ph. +91-422-2203136;


Understanding dispersal patterns in the monomorphic edible-nest swiftlet of Andaman Islands using biotechnological tools


  1. A Singh, CN Kesavachandran, R Kamal, V Bihari, A Ansari, PA Azeez, P N Saxena, A K Kalasadan, A H Khan (2017), Indoor air pollution and its association with poor lung function, microalbuminuria and variations in blood pressure among kitchen workers in India: A cross-sectional study, Environmental Health 16(33): 1-13, DOI 10.1186/s12940-017-0243-3
  2. B A K Prusty, R Chandra and PA Azeez (2017) Wetland Science – Perspectives from South Asia, Springer. ISBN: 978-81-322-3713-6
  3. Mohd Zeeeshan, B Anjan Kumar Prusty and P A Azeez (2017), Protected area management and local access to natural resources: a change analysis of the villages neighboring a world heritage site, the Keoladeo National park, India, Earth Perspectives 4 (2): 1-13, DOI 1186/s40322-017-0037-3
  4. Panyaboriban S, Pukazhenthi B, Brown ME, Crowe C, Lynch W, Singh RP,Techakumphu M, Songsasen N. (2016). Influence of cooling and thawing conditions and cryoprotectant concentration on frozen-thawed survival of white-naped crane (Antigone vipio) spermatozoa. Cryobiology, 73: 209-215.
  5. Mohan J, Sharma SK, Kolluri G, Singh RP, Tyagi JS, Kataria JM. (2016). Semen quality characteristics and seasonality in different varieties of male Guinea fowl. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4(6): 320-326
  6. Rashid A, Sharma SK, Tyagi JS, Mohan J, Narayan R, Kolluri G, Singh RP. (2016). Incubation temperatures affect expression of nutrient transporter genes in Japanese quail. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 1(9): 538-547.
  7. Panyaboriban S, Singh RP, Songsasen N, Padilla L, Brown J, Reed D, Techakumphu M, Pukazhenthi B. (2015). Relationship between season, semen characteristics, and frozen – thawed semen quality in tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus). Theriogenology, 86(4):914-923.
  8. Singh RP, Shafeeque CM, Sharma SK, Sing R, Mohan J, Sastry KVH, Saxena V K, Azeez PA. (2016). Effects of Bisphenol-A on male reproductive success in adult Kadaknath chicken. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 128: 61-66.
  9. Singh RP, Shafeeque CM, Sharma SK, Sing R, Mohan J, Sastry KVH, Saxena V K, Azeez PA. (2016). Chicken sperm transcriptome profiling by microarray analysis. Genome, 59: 1–12.
  10. Chandran R and PA Azeez (2016), Awareness, attitudes and practices of environmental education among college teachers in Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu, Journal of Educational Research and Extension 53(4): 14-22; ISSN 0973-6190
  11. Chandran R and PA Azeez (2016), Stray dog population in Indian metro cities: implications and management, Economic and Political Weekly L1(48): 58-65
  12. Dhanya R, PA Azeez and K S Anoopdas (2016), Usage of nest materials of House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) along an urban to rural gradient in Coimbatore, India. Tropical Life Sciences Research 27(2), 127–134, 2016
  13. Mohd Zeeshan and PA Azeez (2016), Hydro-chemical characterization and quality assessment of a Western Himalayan river, Munawar Tawi, flowing through Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188: 520-535, doi:10.1007/s10661-016-5523-9
  14. Singh RP, Shafeeque CM, Sharma SK, Pandey NK, Sing R, Kolluri G, Mohan J, Sastry KVH, Saxena M, Sharma B, Kataria JM, Azeez PA. (2015). Bisphenol A reduces fertilizing ability and motility by compromising mitochondrial function of sperm. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34: 1617-22.
  15. Farooq U, Cho S, Rybnik-Trzaskowska PK, Singh RP, Malecki IA. (2015). Effect of proctodeal gland foam on sperm kinetics in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Theriogenology, 83: 162-167.