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Staff Id : 05989
Name : Dr. K. SIVAKUMAR
Designation : ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Qualification : M.Sc(Bot),Ph.D(MB),
Specialization : Subject Specialization on Marine Botany and Research Specialization on Marine Angiosperms
Date of Birth : 01-01-1972
Date of Joining : 01-07-2002
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
CAS in Marine Biology,
Parangipettai - 608 502.
9994247333oceanactino@gmail.com
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 1212
Ph.D. 1315


Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 20108-14
Conducted 11212


Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed 511,57,97,275
Ongoing 1-57,26,000
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
16 Years -
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
20 32 - - - -

List of Publications - National
Sivakumar, K., R. Gobalakrishnan and L. Kannan., "Coastal features of the Havelock island, the Andamans..", Seshaiyana, Volume 21, Number 4, 2014, pp. 1-3. 2014.
Salah, M., R. Gobalakrishnan, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan, "Actinobacterial research from the mangroves of India.", Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, Volume 7, Number 3, 2014, pp. 108-112. 2014.
Gnanam, S, K Sivakumar, S Vijayalakshmi, and T Balasubramanian, "Ambience of physico-chemical characteristics to actinobacterial density in the Chennai coast of the Bay of Bengal, India..", Indian J Geomarine Sci , Volume 42, Number 2, 2013, pp. 254-265. 2013.
Vijayabaskara Sethubathi, G, K Sivakumar, T Thangaradjou, and L Kannan, "Ecology and population density of the marine actinobacteria of the little Andaman island, India.", Indian J Geomarine Sci , Volume 42, Number 3, 2013, pp. 390-401. 2013.
Gobalakrishnan R., K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan, "Human impact on the limestone cave, Baratang island, the Andamans..", Coastal Ecosystems of India - Special Publication. Eds., ENVIS Publication , Volume 1, Number 1, 2013, pp. 137-140. 2013.
Poongodi, S., K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan, "Selective isolation of marine actinobacteria from Neil Island of the Andamans, India...", Seshaiyana, , Volume 21, Number 3, 2013, pp. 1-3. 2013.
Sivasankar, P., K. Sivakumar, K. Kathiresan and T. Balasubramanian, "New and novel species of marine actinobacteria in Indian waters...", Seshaiyana. , Volume 21, Number 3, 2013, pp. 4-6. 2013.
Nobi, E.P., E. Dilipan, K. Sivakumar and T. Thangaradjou, "Distribution and Biology of Seagrass resources of Lakshadweep Islands, India..", Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, Volume 40, Number 5, 2011, pp. 624-634. 2011.
Pradheeba, M., E. Dilipan, E.P. Nobi, T. Thangaradjou , ". Evaluation of seagrasses for their nutritional value.", Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Volume 40, Number 1, 2011, pp. 105-111. 2011.
Saranya, S., A. Edith Rena, V. Karuppiah and K. Sivakumar, "Actinobacteria of the Bhitarkanika mangroves of India: Screening for antibiosis and industrially important enzymes.", National Academy of Science Letters, , Volume 34, Number 1, 2011, pp. 11-12. 2011.
Thangaradjou, T., E. P. Nobi, E. Dilipan, K. Sivakumar and S. Susila, "Heavy metal enrichment in seagrasses of Andaman Islands and its implication to the health of the coastal ecosystem..", Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Volume 39, Number 1, 2010, pp. 85-91. 2010.
Sivakumar, K., et.al., "Phylogenetic (16SrDNA) analysis of a halophilic actinobacteria, isolated from Pitchavaram mangroves of India, claims the genus Actinopolyspora..", National Academy of Science Letters, Volume 33, Number 3&4): , 2010, pp. 73-78. 2010.
Raja, S., S. Ganesan, K. Sivakumar and T. Thangaradjou, "Screening of actinobacteria for amylase enzyme inhibitors.", Indian Journal of Microbiology , Volume 50, Number 1, 2010, pp. 233-237. 2010.
Maloy Kumar Sahu, N.S. Swarnakumar, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Probiotics in aquaculture: importance and future perspectives.", Indian Journal of Microbiology , Volume 48, Number 2, 2009, pp. 299-308. 2009.
Aarthi, C, M. Srinivasan, K. Sivakumar and T. Thangaradjou., "Screening of carbohydrate degrading enzyme producing thermophilic actinobacteria from the mud volcano sediments of Andaman.", National Academy Science Letters-India, Volume 32, Number 7 & 8, 2009, pp. 213-218. 2009.
Nobi, E.P., E. Dilipan, K. Sivakumar and T. Thangaradjou, "Coral reefs of Lakshadweep -– a glimpse..", Seshaiyana, Volume 16, Number 4, 2009, pp. 2-4. 2009.
Maloy Kumar Sahu, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan, "Alkaline protease production by an actinomycete strain isolated from the tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1978).", National Academy Science Letters-India, Volume Vol. 30 (1 & 2), Number 0250-541, 2007, pp. 61-65. 2007.
Maloy Kumar Sahu, E. Poorani, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Partial purification and antileukemic activity of L-asparaginase enzyme of actinomycete strain LA29, isolated from the estuarine fish Mugil cephalus Lin..", Journal of Environmental Biology, Volume 28 (3), Number 0254-8704, 2007, pp. 645-650. 2007.
Maloy Kumar Sahu, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Phosphate solubilizing actinomycetes in the estuarine environment: An inventory.", Journal of Environmental Biology , Volume 28 (4), Number 0254-8704, 2007, pp. 795-798. 2007.
Sivakumar, K., Maloy Kumar Sahu, T. Thangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Research on marine actinobacteria in India.", Indian Journal of Microbiology , Volume 47, Number 0973- 7715, 2007, pp. 186-196. 2007.
List of Publications - International
Panchanathan Manivasagan, Jayachandran Venkatesan, Kannan Sivakumar, Se-Kwon Kim, "Pharmaceutically active secondary metabolites of marine actinobacteria.", Microbiol. Res, Volume 169, Number 1, 2014, pp. 262-278. 2014.
Panchanathan Manivasagan, Kyong-Hwa Kang, Kannan Sivakumar, Eunice C.Y. Li-Chan, Hyun-Myung Oh, Se-Kwon Kim, "Marine actinobacteria: An important source of bioactive natural products..", E n v i r o n. T o x i c o l. a n d P h a r m a c o l, Volume 3, Number 8, 2014, pp. 172-188. 2014.
Poongodi, S., V. Karuppiah, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan, "Marine actinobacteria of the coral reef environment of the gulf of manner biosphere reserve, India: A search for Antioxidant property..", Int. Nat. Pharm. Pharmaceu. Sci, Volume 4, Number 5, 2014, pp. 316-321. 2014.
Karuppiah, V, C Aarthi, K Sivakumar, and L Kannan, "Statistical optimization and anticancer activity of a red pigment isolated from Streptomyces sp. PM4..", Asian Pac J Trop Biomed , Volume 3 (5-6), Number 8, 2013, pp. 650-656. 2013.
Sivasankar, P., S. Sugesh, P. Vijayanand, K. Sivakumar, S. Vijayalakshmi, T. Balasubramanian and P. Mayavu, "Efficient production of L-asparaginase by marine Streptomyces sp. isolated from Bay of Bengal, India..", African Journal Microbiology Research. , Volume 7, Number 31, 2013, pp. 4015-4021. 2013.
Manivasagan, P, J Venkatesan, K Sivakumar, and SK Kim, "Marine actinobacterial metabolites: Current status and future perspectives.", Microbiological Research , Volume 168, Number 1, 2013, pp. 311-332. 2013.
Manivasagan, P, J Venkatesan, K Sivakumar, and SK Kim, "Actinobacterial melanins: current status and perspective for the future.", World J Microbiol Biotechnol , Volume 29, Number 1, 2013, pp. 1737-1750. 2013.
Manivasagan, P, P Sivasankar, J Venkatesan, K Senthilkumar, K Sivakumar, and SK Kim, ". P roduction and characterization of an extracellular polysaccharide from Streptomyces violaceus MM72..", Int J Biol Macromol , Volume 59, Number 1, 2013, pp. 29-38. 2013.
Gobalakrishnan, R, K Kamala, S Poongodi, K Sivakumar, and L Kannan, " Microbial status of the coastal habitats in the Andamans, India.", International Journal of Recent Scientific Research , Volume 4, Number 5, 2013, pp. 506-514. 2013.
Zhang, DF, W Chen, J He, XM Zhang, Zj Xiong, MK Sahu, K Sivakumar, and WJ Li, "Saccharomonospora oceani sp. nov. isolated from marine sediments in Little Andaman, India.", Antonie van Leeuwenhoek , Volume 103, Number 6, 2013, pp. 1377-1384. 2013.
Manivasagan, P, J Venkatesan, K Senthilkumar, K Sivakumar, and SK Kim, "Isolation and characterization of biologically active melanin from Actinoalloteichus sp. MA-32.", Int J Biol Macromol , Volume 58, Number 1, 2013, pp. 263-274. 2013.
Rajkumar, J., N.S. Swarnakumar, K. Sivakumar, T. Tangaradjou and L.Kannan, "Actinobacterial diversity of mangrove environment of the Bhitherkanika mangroves, east coast of Orissa, India. .", International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 2, Number 2, 2012, pp. 1-6. 2012.
Baskaran, R, PM Mohan, K Sivakumar, P Ragavan, and V Sachithanandam, "Phyllosphere microbial populations of ten true mangrove species of the Andaman Island.", International Journal of Microbiological Research , Volume 3, Number 2, 2012, pp. 124-127. 2012.
Sivakumar, K., V. Karuppiah, G.V. Sethubathi, T. Tangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Response surface methodology for the optimization of α- amaylase production by Streptomyces sp.", Biologia , Volume 67, Number 1, 2012, pp. 32-40. 2012.
Karuppiah, V., C. Aarthi and K. Sivakumar, "Enhancement of PCR amplification of actinobacterial 16S rRNA gene using an adjuvant, dimethyl sulfoxide..", Current science, Volume 101, Number 1, 2011, pp. 22-23. 2011.
Nobi, E.P., E. Dilipan, T. Thangaradjou, K. Sivakumar, L. Kannan, "Geochemical and geo-statistical assessment of heavy metal concentration in the sediments of different coastal ecosystems of Andaman Islands, India.", Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science, Volume 87, Number 1, 2010, pp. 253-264. 2010.
Nobi, E.P., A. Shivaparasad, R. Karikalan, E. Dilipan, T. Thangaradjou, and K. Sivakumar, "Microlevel mapping of coastal geomorphology and coastal resources of Rameswaram island, India: A remote sensing and GIS Perspective..", Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 26, Number 3, 2010, pp. 424-428. 2010.
Manivasagan, P., K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou, S. Vijayalakshmi and T. Balasubramanian, "Antibiotic resistance and plasmid profiles of vibrio isolates from Muthupet Mangrove Environment, South East Coast of India.", Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, Volume 2, Number 3, 2010, pp. 1-11. 2010.
Sahu, M. K. and K. Sivakumar, "Research on Immunostimulants in aquaculture with special reference to Shrimp Culture..", The icfai University Journal of Life Sciences, , Volume 4, Number 1, 2010, pp. 48-57. 2010.
Manivasagan, P., S. Gnanam, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou, S. Vijayalakshmi and T. Balasubramanian, "Studies on Diversity of Marine Actinobacteria from Tamilnadu Part of Bay of Bengal, India.", Libyan Agriculture Research CenterJournal Internation1 , Volume 1, Number 6, 2010, pp. 362-374. 2010.
Maloy Kumar Sahu, Tapti Sengupta, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Detailed taxonomic investigation of an actinobacterial strain (PS -– 3), isoalted from a tropical estuary (India)..", The IUP Journal of Life Sciences, Volume 4, Number 4, 2010, pp. 7-15. 2010.
Kundu, S., M.K. Sahu, N. Mondal, Sheela Kundu, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan, "Effect of various physical and chemical factors on amylase activity produced by a marine S. galilaeus.", The icfai University Journal of Life Sciences, , Volume 4, Number 3, 2010, pp. 7-19. 2010.
Manivasagan, P., S. Gnanam, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou, S. Vijayalakshmi and T. Balasubramanian, "Isolation, identification and characterization of multiple enzyme producing actinobacteria from sediment samples of Kodiyakarai coast, Bay of Bengal..", African Journal of Microbiology Research, Volume 4, Number 6, 2009, pp. 1550-1559. 2009.
Sahu, M. K., M. Murugan and K. Sivakumar, "Bacterial Abundance in Shrimp Culture System of Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798)..", The icfai University Journal of Life Sciences, Volume 3, Number 3, 2009, pp. 7-14. 2009.
Manivasagam, P., S. Gnanam, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou, S. Vijayalakshmi and T. Balasubramanian, "Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of an actinobacteria (Streptomyces sp. PM-32) isolated from offshore sediments of the Bay of Bengal in Tamilnadu.", Advances in Biological Research , Volume 3, Number 6, 2009, pp. 231-236. 2009.
Manivasagan, P., S. Gnanam, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou, S. Vijayalakshmi and T. Balasubramanian, "Purification and Characterization of Keratinase from Streptomyces sp. PM-32..", International Journal of Poultry Science, Volume 8, Number 1, 2009, pp. 1-8. 2009.
Vonodhini, G., M. Murugan, K. Sivakumar and S. Sudha, "Optimization of protease production by an actinomycete strain PS 18A isolated from shrimp pond.", African Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 18, Number 1684-5315, 2008, pp. 3225-3230. 2008.
Maloy Kumar Sahu, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan, "Marine Realm: A treasure house for bio-prospecting.", Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 9, Number 1, 2008, pp. 191-196. 2008.
Choudhury, M., Maloy Kumar Sahu, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Inhibition of Actinomycetes to histamine producing bacteria associated with Indian Mackerel Fish (Rasterilliger kanaguta, Cuvier, 1816)..", Journal of fisheries and aquatic science, Volume 3, Number 2, 2008, pp. 126-136. 2008.
Gunalakshmi, B., Maloy Kumar Sahu, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou, S. Sudha, and L. Kannan, "Investigation on lipase producing actinomycete strain LE-11, isolated from shrimp pond.", Research Journal of Microbiology, Volume 3, Number 2, 2008, pp. 73-81. 2008.
Prasad, G. S., K. Sivakumar and R. Manavalan, ". Phylogenetics (16S rDNA) analysis of a strain of Streptomyces sp. isolated from Annamalainagar soil..", The icfai Journal of Genetics and Evolution, Volume 1, Number 1, 2008, pp. 36-41. 2008.
Maloy Kumar Sahu, M. Murugan, K. Sivakumar, T. Thangaradjou and L. Kannan, "Occurrence and distribution of actinomycetes in marine environs and their antagonistic activity.", The Israeli Journal of Aquculture -– Bamidgeh , Volume 59(3), Number 0792 -– 156, 2007, pp. 155-161. 2007.
List of Awards /Honours / Memberships

    JNU Fellowship for Research in China 1999-2000