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Dr. M.Ganesan

Dr. M.Ganesan

Principal Scientist

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Dr. M.Ganesan

Principal Scientist

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2010 onwards

Mehtha, G.,  Meena, R., Prasath, K., Ganesan,M.,  Siddhantha, A.K., 2010. Preparation of Galactans from Gracilaria deblis, Gracilaria salicornia (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) of Indian waters. J.Applied Phycology  22: 623- 627.

Sahu, N., Ganesan M.,  Eswaran, K., 2010. Grafting of seaweeds in Indian coast.  Current Science 99; 235-238.

Ganesan, M., Veeragurunathan, V., Eswaran K., Reddy C.R.K.,   Jha, B., 2010. Influence of UV radiation on spore liberation in Ulva fasciata (Ulvales, Chlorophyceae) and Gracilaria corticata (Gracilariales, Rhodophyceae). Phycological Research 58: 293-297.

Mandal S.K., Mantri V.A., Haldar S., Eswaran K.,  Ganesan, M., 2010. Invasion   potential of Kappaphycus alvarezii on corals at Kurusadai island, Gulf of Mannar, India. Algae.25: 205 -216.

Ganesan M., Thiruppathi, S., Eswaran K., Reddy, C.R.K., Jha B. 2011. Development of an improved method of cultivation to obtain high biomass of red alga Gelidiella acerosa (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) in the open sea. Biomass and Bioenergy: 35: 2729-2736.

Sahu N, Meena R., Ganesan, M., 2011. Effect of grafting on the properties of Kappa carrageenan of the red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex Silva. Carbohyd. Polym. 84, 584- 592.

Ganesan M., Sahu, N., Eswaran K., . 2011. Raft culture of Gracilaria edulis in open sea along the southeastern coast of India. Aquaculture 321: 145-151.

Ganesan,M., Selvaraj, K., Chitra, K., Sirajudheen S., 2014. Epiphytism differences in Gelidiella acerosa cultivated in the floating rafts and concrete blocks. Journal of Applied Phycology. DOI. 10.1007/s 1081-014-0279-5.

Ganesan  M., Ramawathar Meena, Siddhanta, A.K., Selvaraj, K., Chthra, K., 2014.Culture of red alga Sarconema filiforme in offshore waters and hybrid carrageenan from cultivated seaweed. Journal of Applied Phycology. DOI. 10.1007/s 10811-014-0422.z.

Kondaveeti S., Kumar, S., Ganesan, M., Siddhantha, A.K., 20014. Galactans of Gracilaria pudumadamensis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) of Indian waters. Natural Products communication. 9: 1341-1344.

Patent filed:

Rmavatar Meena, Kamalesh Prasad, A. K. Siddhantha, P. K. Ghosh, Gourav K. Mehtha, B. K. Ramavat, M. Ganesan, B. Jha, Avinash Mishra, M. R. Gandhi, P. K. Agarwal, K. Eswaran (2010) PCT international publication number WO 2010 / 109289 A8.

Ongoing research project 

Farming of Gelidiella acerosa- Demonstration of improved methods of cultivation to the fisher folk. Sponsored by: Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve Trust (GOMBRT), Ramanathapuram, Govt. of Tamilnadu.

Farming of Gelidiella acerosa in the sea. Evaluation of techno economic feasibility of newly developed method.   Sponsored by SNAP Natural & Alginate Products Pvt. Limited, Ranipet, Tamilnadu. 


Open sea cultivation of agar and carrageenan yielding seaweeds; Role of environmental factors on algal growth; Seaweed biodiversity and natural resource estimation; basic research on understanding biology, biochemistry and physiological functions of seaweeds.

Marine pollution;Marine Algae cultivation; Marine Algal Biology & Ecology