P. Suresh

Associate Professor

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    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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  • Date of Join: 1996-08-12


  • Muralirangan, M.C., C. Shrinivasan and P.Suresh, 1992. Studies on short-horned grasshoppers (Acridodea) of Tamil Nadu. Part II. Hemeacridiae, Oxyinae,Coplacridinae, Tropidoplinae, Caloplinae, Eyprepocemidinae and Cyrtacanthacridinae, Hexapoda, 4(2): 149-166.
  • Muralirangan, M.C., P. Suresh and P.D. Partho, 1993. Observation on the grasshopper species diversity, density and distributional pattern in peninsular India. The Entomologist, London, 122(3&4): 201-210.
  • Sanjayan, K.P., M.C. Muralirangan, P. Suresh, D. Suresh Chand and S. Albert, 1995. Insect diversity in a natural scrub jungle vegetation of the Nanmangalam Reserve forest, Tamil Nadu, The Entomologist, London, 114(3&4): 179-194.
  • Sanjayan, K.P., M.C. Murlirangan, P. Suresh, D. Suresh Chand and S. Albert, 1995. Plant community structure of the Nanmangalam Forest, Tamilnadu: Spatial distribution pattern in a natural scrub jungle ecosystem. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 21: 297-307.
  • Suresh, P. and M.C. Muralirangan, 1995. Colour morphs of Acrida exaltata (Walker) (Orthoptera : Acrididae) in the agroecosystem of Tamil Nadu, The Entomologist, London, 114 (3&4): 195:200.
  • Suresh, P. and M.C. Muralirangan, 1996. Impact of host Plants on development and reproduction of Acrida Exaltata (Walker) (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy Part B Biological Sciences, 62(3):207-212.
  • Malaikozhundan, B., P. Suresh, S. Seshadri and S. Janarthanan, 2003. Toxicity assessment of wild bean seed protein-Arcelin on Asian armyworm, Spodoptera litura (Fabricius). Indian J. Exper. Biol, 41: 1463-1465.
  • Janarthanan, S. and P. Suresh, 2003. Insecticidal potential of wild bean seed protein, arcelin. Natural Product Radiance, 2(5): 243-245.
  • Vinodhini, J., K.A.M. Karthikeyan, B. Malaikozhundan, S. Janarthanan and P.Suresh, 2004. Ants of Alagar Hills, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Insect Environment. 9(4): 155-156.
  • Janarthanan, S., P.Suresh & M. Krishnan, 2004. Mulberry leaf age and varietal influence on the haemolymph proteins of silkworm, Boxbyx mori. Entomon. 29(4): 297-303.
  • Karthikeyan, K.A.M., I. Vijayakumar, P. Murali, P. Suresh and S. Janarthanan, 2005. Detection of genetic polymorphism in the populations of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenee). Indian J.Exper.Biol, 43: 548-551.
  • Thomas, P.J., P. Suresh, S. Janarthanan & S. Vincent. Variability of intron sequences of metallothionein genes. Bioinformatics India, 2005. 3(2):17-19.
  • Thomas, P.J., T,Anand, P. Suresh, S. Janarthanan and S. Vincent. 2006. Designing Specific Oligonucleotide Primers for Metallothionein Genes. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 5:120-122.
  • Karthikeyan, K.A.M., I. Vijayakumar, P. Suresh and S. Janarthanan. 2007. Molecular variation in the natural populations of Pink Bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders). Entomon. 32(4): 245-250.
  • Karthikeyan, K.A.M., I. Vijayakumar, P. Suresh and S. Janarthanan. 2008. Susceptibility of genetically improved varieties of Indian pulses to the pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius). Indian Journal of Entomology. 70(1): 64-67.
  • Janarthanan,S., P.Suresh, G.Radke, T.D. Morgan and B.Oppert. 2008. Arcelins from an Indian Wild Pulse, Lablab purpureus, and Insecticidal activity in Storage Pests. J.Agric.Food Chem. 56 (5), 1676-1682.
  • Premalatha, K., D.S. Rajavel, R.K. Muralibaskaran and P. Suresh. 2009. Assessment of dispersal patterns of harvester termite Anacanthotermes viarum (Konig) using RAPD analysis. J. Sci. Trans. Environ. Technov. 3(1): 8-11.
  • Ananthaselvi, R., P. Suresh, S. Janarthanan, K.A.M. Karthikeyan and I. Vijayakumar. 2009. Acridid (Orthoptera) fauna of agricultural ecosystem in some southern districts of Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1(9): 491-492.
  • Suresh, P., G.Sasireka and KAM. Karthikeyan. 2012. Molecular insights into the phylogenetics of the spiny lobsters of Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve based on 28S rDNA. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 11: 182-186.
  • V. Murali, K.A.M. Karthikeyan, P. Suresh and S. Vinoth. 2012. Genetic diversity of Azotobacter isolates from the rhizosphere of Saccharum officinarum. Journal of Biosciences Research. 3(1): 6-13.
  • Karthikeyan, K.A.M., G. Sasireka and P. Suresh. 2013. Genetic diversity of Rhizobium leguminosarum isolates as revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis. Journal of Biosciences Research. 4(1): 15-20.
  • Karthikeyan KAM., Sasirekha, G and Suresh P, Genetic variability of the bruchid Callosobruchus maculatus(F.) as revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA. Indian journal of Entomlogy (2018) 80(3)pp 773-776

  • Conference/Workshop Attended

  • Suresh, P., S. Janarthanan, S. Selvarani, C. Balasubramanian & D.R. Kamalakannan, Synthetic insecticide formulations and insect resistance ? An environmental approach, Proceedings of Environics 2002, National Conference on Pollution Control and Industrial Ecology, 198-201.
  • Suresh, P., S. Janarthanan & S. Selvarani, Effect of certain phytochemicals on larva of Spodoptera litura (Fabricius). Proceedings on ?Vistas of Entomological Research for the New Millennium?, 2002, pp.85-87.
  • Vijayakumar,I., K.A.M.Karthikeyan, S.Janrthanan and P.Suresh. 2007. RAPD-based Species Characterization of the Short-horned Grasshoppers. In: ?Biotechnology and Insect Pest Management, (Eds. S.Ignacimuthu and S.Jayaraj) Elite Pub. H. P. Ltd., New Delhi. 218-221.
  • P. Suresh, G. Sasireka and KAM. Karthikeyan. 2016. Genetic variability of populations of Earias vitella (Fab.) (Noctuidae:Lepidoptera) as revealed by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA. In Proc. XV AZRA International Conference on ?Recent Advances in Life Sciences? at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, during 1-13 February, 2016.

  • Lectures

  • Delivered an Invited Lecture on GENOME BASED TREE OF LIFE at Department of Zoology, Ayyanadar Janakiammal College, Sivakasi on 17.08.2010.
  • Delivered a Special Lecture on GENOMES:BLUEPRINT OF TREE OF LIFE at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Zoology Association, Fatima College, Madurai on 22.07.2010.
  • Delivered an Invited Lecture in the International Congress of Global warming on biodiversity of insects: Management and Conservation (GW-BIMC ?09) during 9th ? 12th Februray, 2009 at Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.
  • Radio talk: Delivered a special talk on Synthetic Insecticides and Resistance in Insects-?Ariviyal Surangam? on 14.03.2005 from 18:45 to 19:00, All India Radio, Madurai Station.
  • Radio talk: Delivered a special talk on Insect Biodiversity in the Scientific Programme-:Ariviyal Surangam? on 25.10.2004 from 18:45 to 19:00, All India Radio, Madurai station.

    • Working History

    Awards / Recognitions

  • AZRA Fellowship 2015, CUTTACK, ODISHA

  • Ph.D Guidelines

    Scholar name Research area Status Year
    Dr. I.Vijayakumar 1. Molecular Study on Acridids Completed 2009
    Dr. (Mrs). G.Sasireka 2. Phylogeny of Arthropod Fauna Completed 2010
    Dr. KAM. Karthikeyan 3. Molecular Based Characterization of Stored Product Pest Completed 2011
    Dr. (Mrs.) R. Ananyhaselvi 4. Ecobehavioural Dynamics and Molecular Species Characterization of Acridids Completed 2012
    Dr. N. Alaguchamy 5. Insecticide resistance mechanism in the chosen agricultural insect pest Completed 2013
    Dr. G. Ponraj 6. Molecular characterization of lepidopteran insects Completed 2013
    Dr. (Mrs.) R. Annapoorani 7. DNA profiling of Acridids Completed 2014
    Dr. Mohamed Hussain 8. Wing morphology and phylogeny of Acridids Completed 2015
    Dr. S. Deivendran 9. DNA based systematics of Dictyoptera Completed 2015

    Sponserd Research

    Title Agency Responsibility Status
    Preparation of Acridid Species File in relation to DNA Patterns DST PI Completed
    Assessment of Resistance in the stored grain pest, Callosobruchus maculatus (Bruchidae: Coleoptera: Insecta) to the toxicity of bean seed (Canavalia virosa) protein-arcelin UGC Co-I Completed
    28s rRNA Gene Sequences and Phylogeny of Arthropods UGC PI Completed


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