Research Areas

Marine Biotechnology

Genomic studies of coral reefs in Gulf of Kachchh
Coral is the hard, stony skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps (class Anthozoa) and often deposited in extensive masses forming reefs and atolls in tropical seas. Coral reefs support the highest marine biodiversity in our oceans and they are home to more than 25%.

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Genomic Selection of Elite, High Yielding Fish Varieties for Seed Improvement in Aquaculture
Gujarat is the highest contributor to Indian Marine fishes with a landing of 7.74 lakh tonnes in 2016, major contributors be Nemipterus japonicas, Parastromateus niger, Pampus argenteus, Bombay duck, Tuna, Sheer fish etc.

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Bioprospecting of Mangroves
Mangroves make up one of the biggest and diverse marine ecosystem on the earth. Gujarat has a shoreline of around 1600km and hosts a diverse ecosystem of Gulfs, Creeks, and open sea. Gujarat has two Major Gulfs, viz.

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