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Dr. Ram Singh

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History

Brief Biography:

I am working on poultry science and production since last five years. Currently, I am conducting my research on “Application of RNAi technology for silencing fat accumulating genes to augment egg production in broiler breeders”. The aim of my present study is to knock down genes involved in fatty acid synthesis to reduce excessive fat deposition in broiler breeders to increase egg production. During this period, I have been working on chicken, quail, guinea fowl, duck and emu. I have been published more than 10 research papers in peer-reviewed international Journals. My few major research breakthroughs are listed as under;

  1. Cloacal gland acts as a secondary sexual characteristic and that those males with larger cloacal gland areas are inherently preferred by females during mating. Further, the foam produced by the gland is essentially needed for better fertility (Singh et al. 2008, World’s Poultry Science Journal) by facilitating the sustainability of better functional integrity of sperm in the female oviduct (Singh et al. 2011, Reproduction, Fertility and Development).
  2. A low molecular weight (3-10 kDA) compound identified in foam and found responsible for disaggregation of naturally agglutinated quail sperm (Singh et al. 2011a, Theriogenology).
  3. Foam contains lactate that is utilized by quail sperm as an energy substrate to enhance sperm metabolism and motility with the help of the H-LDH isozyme present in semen (Singh et al. 2011b, Theriogenology).
  4. Lactate rich semen extender developed for quail that is capable of storing quail sperm at room temperature for 1 hour with 70% fertility (Singh et al. 2010, Proceedings of XIII European Poultry Conference Tours, France).
  5. Artificial insemination techniques strengthened by using the new semen extender for Japanese quail (Singh et al. 2010, Proceedings of XIII European Poultry Conference Tours, France).
  6. Cloning and sequencing of LDH-A and LDH-B gene in quail (Singh et al. 2011. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science).
  7. Dietary L-AA can be a caring management practice at least in part to alleviate the adverse effect of cold induced stress on production performance in Japanese quail (Shit et al. 2011, Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science).
  8. Different breeds of chicken need different semen diluents to retain the viability of their spermatozoa due to the variation in the physical and biochemical characteristics of semen (Mohan et al. 2011, British Poultry Science).
  9. Last male precedence is declined in two successive matting with two different male in quail (Singh et al. 2011, Indian Journal of Poultry Science).
  10. IFN-γ and iNOS expression in response to Salmonella typhimurium in chicken Immunodivergent lines selected for cutaneous hypersensitivity (Singh et al. 2011, Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science).
  11. Established the gonadal hormone profile during breeding and non-breeding seasons of Guinea fowl (Singh et al. 2011, Indian Journal of Poultry Science)
  12. Estrogen and Progesterone receptor mRNA observed in the oviduct of molted chicken (Results under publication).
  13. Protocol for in-vitro initiation of acrosome reaction in duck and emu (Results under publication).
  14. Established molecular mechanism involved during forced molting, and developed an effective alternate method for molting in white leghorn hens (Results under publication).

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Molecular Biology



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