Arvind Kumar Singh

Professor
Ph.D. (BHU)
Contact Information:

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Email Id:aksbhu23@rediffmail.com

 
Academic Qualifications:
 
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.B.Sc.Gorakhpur University1981
2.M.Sc.Gorakhpur University1984
3.Ph. D.Banaras Hindu University1988
 
Area of specialization/awards/achievements: Population and Evolutionary Genetics
 

We are working in the area of population and evolutionary genetics using Drosophila as a model organism. To see the level of genetic differentiation among Indian natural populations of D. ananassae by using allozyme markers, we have been able to decipher that natural populations of this species are genetically structured. Correlation between geographical distance and genetic distance was found to be positive and highly significant showing isolation by distance effect. We are also trying to test the effects of genetic variation and abiotic factors on a number of life history traits of Drosophila. Genotype-by-environment interaction plays an important role in maintaining genetic variation and in the evolution of fitness related traits. Diet during ontogenesis is one of the important factors which affect the phenotype at the level of morphology and physiology. Our study to see the effect of dietary perturbation on adult morphological traits in different genotypes of D. ananassae in both the sexes indicate that diet induces plasticity in morphological traits and the induction is highly genotype dependent as well as dependent on the interaction between both of them.

 
 
Achievements:
 

Member of editorial Board-Indian Journal of Scientific Research

Current Research Projects:
 
S. No. Name of the Project Duration Source of Funding Amount of Funding (Rs)
1R & D Project B: Drosophila stock repository (Co-PI)2013-2018DBTRs. 45.8 Lacs
2Studies on cellular and molecular changes during postovulatory aging of rat eggs (Co-PI)2013-2018DST Rs. 43.0 Lacs
 
Any additional information:
 
  • Member of the Court of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Member of Research Development Committee (RDC) of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
  • Drosophila In charge, Department of Zoology, B.H.U., Varanasi
  • Member of Research Monitoring Committee of V. B. S. Purvanchal University, Jaunpur
  • Member of Indian Society of Cell Biology
  • Member of Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Scientific Research, Indian journal of Life Sciences and SciTech. Chaired the Scientific sessions of conferences/symposia
  • List of 10 major Publications:

    1. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1987. Intrachromosomal effect of inversion on crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. Braz. J. Genet., 10: 1-12.
    2. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1987. The effects of heterozygous inversions on crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. Genome, 29: 802-805.
    3. Singh A.K.and Singh B.N. 1988. Heterozygous inversions and spontaneous male crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. Genome 30: 445-450.
    4. Singh B.N.and Singh A.K. 1988. Crossing over between linked inversions in Drosophila ananassae. Hereditas, 109:15-19.
    5. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1989. The suppression of crossing over between heterozygous inversions of Drosophila ananassae. Genetika, 21:155-163.
    6. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1990. Linkage disequilibrium in laboratory strains of Drosophila ananassae is due to drift. Hereditas, 112: 203-208.
    7. Singh A. K. and Kumar S. 2013. Suppression of Drosophila ananassae flies owing to interspecific competition with D. melanogaster under artificial conditions. Acta Zoologica Mexicana 29: 563-573.
    8. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2014. Complete absence of linkage disequilibrium between enzyme loci in natural populations of Drosophila ananassae. Genetika 46: 227-234.
    9. Singh A. K., Kumar S., and Ratnam D. 2014. Genetic differentiation in natural populations and their mass culture stocks of Drosophila ananassae. Thai J Genetics, 7(2): 123-132.
    10. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2016. Allozyme polymorphism in Drosophila. Proceedings of Zoological Society 69: 22-31.
     

    A. Full List of Publications:

    1. Singh A.K. and Singh B.N. 1986. Inversion karyotypes and crossing over in Drosophila ananassae.Dros. Inf. Serv., 63: 127.
    2. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1987. Intrachromosomal effect of inversion on crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. Braz. J. Genet., 10: 1-12.
    3. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1987. The effects of heterozygous inversions on crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. Genome, 29: 802-805.
    4. Singh A.K.and Singh B.N. 1988. Heterozygous inversions and spontaneous male crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. Genome 30: 445-450.
    5. Singh B.N.and Singh A.K. 1988. Crossing over between linked inversions in Drosophila ananassae. Hereditas, 109:15-19.
    6. Singh A.K.and Singh B.N. 1988. An extreme linkage between inversions in Drosophila ananassae. Current Science, 57:400-402.
    7. Singh A.K. and Singh B.N. 1989 Further data on interchromosomal association in Drosophila ananassae. Naturalia, 14:19-29.
    8. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1989. The suppression of crossing over between heterozygous inversions of Drosophila ananassae. Genetica, 21:155-163.
    9. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1990. Linkage disequilibrium in laboratory strains of Drosophila ananassae is due to drift. Hereditas, 112: 203-208.
    10. Singh A.K. and Singh B.N. 1990. Recombination in Drosophila males. Indian Rev. Life Science, 10: 27-53.
    11. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1991. Non-random association between independent inversions in laboratory strains of Drosophila ananassae. Naturalia 16 : 11-18.
    12. Singh A.K. and Singh B.N. 1991 A new inversion in Indian Drosophila ananassae. Dros. Infor. Serv., 70: 201-202.
    13. Singh B.N. Swarna Lata and Singh A.K. 1997.Human population genetics II. Distribution of ABO Blood group in Varanasi and Sultanpur,Uttar Pradesh. J. Hum. Eco., 8: 121-122.
    14. Singh A.K. 2000. Chromosomal polymorphism in natural populations of Drosophila ananassae from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. J. Exp. Zool., 3: 93-96.
    15. Singh A.K. and Yadav J..P. 2000. Human population genetics III. Study of some morphological and behavioural traits in the students of KNI Sultanpur ( U.P.). J.Sci. Res., 50: 127-222.
    16. Singh O.P. and Singh A.K. 2004. Allelic frequencies of four phenotypic traits in different groups of human populations of Sultanpur. J. Exp. Zool., 7: 357-360.
    17. Singh R.K. Singh A.K. And Singh H.K. 2005 Corelation studies of physical factors and grain losses with infestation of the lesser grain borer Rhizopertha dominica on wheat varieties. J. Exp. Zool., 8: 301-305.
    18. Singh R.K. Singh A.K. and Singh H.K. 2005. Studies on protein composition of different wheat varieties for the preference of Rhizopertha dominica. Biochem. Cell Arch., 5: 207-212.
    19. Singh R.K. and Singh A.K. 2005. Efficacy of different indigenous plant product as grain protectant against Rhizopertha dominica Fabre. on wheat. Ind. J. Entomol. , 67: 196-198.
    20. Verma A.K. Singh A.K. and Srivastava V.C. 2006. A new Hymenolepid Cestode, Podiciptilepisi yamagutii from the nightingale, Eudynamis Scolopaceus.Flora and Fauna, 12: 111- 113.
    21. Singh O.P. and Singh A.K 2006. Allelic frequencies of MN blood group and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in two populations of U.P. J. Exp. Zool. ,9: 203-208.
    22. Verma A.K Singh A.K. and Srivastva V.C. 2007. On a new Hymenolepid Cestode, Coronacanthus ashaki from the mole, Crocidura murianus (Linn.). Flora and Fauna, 13: 148-150.
    23. Singh Shalini Divya Ratnam and Singh A.K. 2008. Effect of moisture on the pupation site in Drosophila ananassae.J. Exp. Zool., 11: 451-453.
    24. Divya Ratnam and Singh A.K 2008. Quantitative distribution of the cosmopolitan paracentric inversions in mass culture and isofemale lines of Drosophila ananassae. J Exp. Zool., 11: 465- 468.
    25. Singh O. P. and Singh A. K 2011. Allelic frequency of phenylthiocarbamide tasters and non-tasters in different human populations of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Ind. J. Sci. Res. 02: 96-102.
    26. Singh A. K. 2012. Elimination of mutant types in selection experiment between wild type and mutant eye colour in Drosophila ananassae. Jour. Sci. Res. 56:73-79.
    27. Singh A. K. 2012. Molecular taxonomy: use of modern methods in the identification of species. Ind. J. Life Sci. 2: 143-147.
    28. Dubey P. Kumar S. and Singh A.K. 2012. Effects of genetic variation on locomotion in laboratory stocks of Drosophila melanogaster. Dros. Inf. Serv. 95: 55-59.
    29. Kumar S. and Singh A.K. 2012. Electrophoretic variants of Xanthine dehydrogenase enzyme in natural populations of Drosophila ananassae. Dros. Inf. Serv. 95: 18-20.
    30. Singh A. K. Kumar S and Bhumika 2013. Random genetic drift affecting Alcohol dehydrogenase polymorphism in laboratory populations of Drosophila ananassae. Jour. Sci. Res. 57:104-108.
    31. Singh A. K. and Kumar S. 2013. Suppression of Drosophila ananassae flies owing to interspecific competition with D. melanogaster under artificial conditions. Acta Zoologica Mexicana 29: 563-573.
    32. Singh A. K. 2013. .Drosophila: a popular model for biological studies. SciTech 2: 21-26.
    33. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2013. Intra-chromosomal association between allozyme loci in Drosophila ananassae. Dros. Inf. Serv. 96: 52-54.
    34. Krishnamoorti K.and Singh A. K. 2013. Esterase-4 locus comprises active and null allele in Drosophila ananassae. Dros. Inf. Serv. 96: 54-55.
    35. Singh A. K. 2013. Loss of genetic diversity owing to population bottleneck & inbreeding and conservation measures. SciTech 02: 05-11.
    36. Krishnamoorti K. and Singh A. K. 2014. Comparative behavioural analysis of mating between yellow and wild type Drosophila of melanogaster species group. J Sci Res. 58: 45-50.
    37. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2014. Complete absence of linkage disequilibrium between enzyme loci in natural populations of Drosophila ananassae. Genetika 46: 227-234.
    38. Bhumika and Singh A. K. 2014. Impact of population density on body weight in experimental populations of Drosophila ananassae. Ind. Jour. Life Sci. 03: 33-38.
    39. Singh A. K., Kumar S., and Ratnam D. 2014. Genetic differentiation in natural populations and their mass culture stocks of Drosophila ananassae. Thai J Genetics, 7: 123-132.
    40. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2014. Latitudinal clines of allozymes in Indian natural populations of Drosophila ananassae. Dros. Inf. Serv. 97: 63-67.
    41. Singh A. K. 2015. Transfer of genes through fascinating efforts among different groups of animals. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development and Industrial Development in 21st Century, A. B. R. P. G. College, Anpara, Sonebhadra, U.P , Page-31-37.
    42. Singh R. N., Yadava C. L. and Singh A. K. 2015. Dimethoate induced alterations in tissue protein levels of common Carp, Cyprinus carpio (Linn.). Int. J. Adv. Res. Biol. Sci. 2: 176182.
    43. Tiwari M, Prasad S, Tripathi A, Pandey A N, Ali I, Singh A K, Shrivastav T G and Chaube S K. 2015. Apoptosis in mammalian oocytes: a review. Apoptosis, 20: 1019-1025.
    44. Singh A.K. and Srivastav D. 2015. A wonderful animal model, Drosophila that may fulfill the academic demand of biological studies of 21st century. Ind. J. Life Sci. 4:125-129.
    45. Singh A. K., Kumar S., and Singh N. 2015. Electrophoretic variants of esterase in two species of Drosophila: D. bipectinata and D. malerkotliana. Dros. Inf. Serv. 98: 22-23.
    46. Gurvachan Singh and Singh A. K. 2015. Chromosomal translocation at the terminal end of 2L in Drosophila malerkotliana. Dros. Inf. Serv. 98: 43.
    47. Singh A. K. 2015.The commonly available animals (with special reference to crab) at Puri sea beach and its adjoining areas. Ind. J. Life Sci. 5: 143-148.
    48. Singh A. K. 2015. Tracing the origin and evolution of lactating characteristic in Mammals. Ind. J. Life Sci. 5: 135-138.
    49. Singh A. K. 2015. Studies on genetic differentiation in Indian populations and behavior genetics of Drosophila ananassae. Proceedings on Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. Pp16-20.
    50. Tiwari M., S. Prasad, A. Tripathi, A. N. Pandey, A. K. Singh, T. G. Shrivastav, and S. K. Chaube 2016. Involvement of Reactive Oxygen Species in Meiotic Cell Cycle Regulation and Apoptosis in Mammalian Oocytes. React. Oxyg. Species 01: 110-116.
    51. Dubey P. and Singh A. K. 2016. Alteration in allelic frequency due to unidirectional gene flow in animal populations: a demonstration through speculative cases. Journ. Zool. Studies 03: 27-31.
    52. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2016. Allozyme polymorphism in Drosophila. Proceedings of the Zoological Society 69: 22-31.
    B. Popular articles:
    • Singh A.K. 2004 . New methods of insect control. Vimarsh annual magzine . Page 180-183.
    • Singh A.K. 2005 . Our immune system and AIDS. Vimarsh annual magzine Page 155-157.
    C. Abstracts of Conferences/ Symposia
    1. Singh A.K. and Singh B.N. 1986 Effects of subterminal inversion on crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. 10th Cell Biology Conference, Ahmedabad Page 38.
    2. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1987 Linkage disequilibrium in isofemale strains of Drosophila ananassae. VI. All India Conference of Cytology and Genetics, Jammu, Page 50. .
    3. Singh A.K. and Singh B.N. 1987 Intra and Interchromosomal effects of heterozygous inversion on crossing over in Drosophila ananassae. XI Cell Biology Conference, Delhi, Abstract No. 30.
    4. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1988 Interchromsomal effect on recombination between linked inversions in Drosophila ananassae. XVIII International Congress of Entomology. Vancouver, Canada Page 154.
    5. Singh B.N. and Singh A.K. 1988 On the associations between unlinked inversions in Drosophila ananassae.Second All India Conference on Cytology and Genetics, Warangal, Page 71.
    6. Singh A.K. and Singh B.N. 1989 Studies on crossing over between heterozygous Inversions in Drosophila ananassae. XII Cell Biology Conference, Mysore Page 54-55.
    7. Singh B.N., Singh A.K. and Mohanty S. 1990 No correlation between recombination frequency and cytological map disatance between inversions in Drosophila ananassae. National Seminar on Genetics, Mysore Page 7-18.
    8. Singh A.K. 2002 Participation in Indian Science Congress held in University of Lucknow. January 3- 7: 89 Session-Zoology.
    9. Singh A.K. 2005 Participated in National Seminar on Science and Technology for future. Rajive Gandhi Institute of Information Technology, Tikarmafi,Amethi-Sultanpur.
    10. Singh A.K. and Mishra G. 2005 Distribution of ABO blood group allele in human population of Sultanpur. XIV Annual Conference Purvanchal Academy of Sciences, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh, Page 120.
    11. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2012. Allozyme polymorphism in two natural populations of Drosophila ananassae. XXXVI All India Cell Biology Conference and International Symposium on Stress and Adaptive Response and Genome Integrity. BARC, Mumbai, Page 162.
    12. Singh A.K. 2012. Paper co-ordinator, e-pg Pathashala. Attended a workshop on initiating an internet based programme to teach subject through e connection.10 October, Delhi University.
    13. Singh A.K. 2012. International Symposium on Developmental and Complex Disorders. 38th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Human Genetics- Genomics and Community Health. December 9-11. Member of Organizing Committee. Centre of Genetic Disorders, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
    14. Krishnamoorti K. and Singh A. K. 2013. Effect of karyotype and thermal stress on mating success in Drosophila ananassae. 2nd Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference. South Korea. May 13-16, Page-70.
    15. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2013. Elimination of Drosophila ananassae flies owing to interspecific competition with D. melanogaster. 2nd Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference. South Korea. May 13-16, Page-78.
    16. K. Krishnamoorti and A. K. Singh 2013. Effect of chromosomal arrangement and high temperature on mating success in Drosophila ananassae. XXXVII All India Cell Biology Conference, IISc, Banglore. Page-309.
    17. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2013. Absence of linkage disequilibrium in three enzyme loci in natural populations of Drosophila ananassae. XXXVII All India Cell Biology Conference , IISc, Banglore. Page-236.
    18. Singh A.K. 2013. International Symposium on Karyotype to haplotype and beyond. Member of Organizing Committee. Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi.
    19. Kavita Krishnamoorti and Singh A. K. 2013. Functional Characterization of Esterase-4 locus of Drosophila ananassae: Evidence for its role in fertility, productivity and longevity. International Symposium on Karyotype to haplotype and beyond. Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi. Page 48; PP-08.
    20. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2013. Genetic differentiation based on allozyme variability in natural populations of Drosophila ananassae International Symposium on Karyotype to haplotype and beyond. Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi. Page 49; PP-09.
    21. Singh A. K. 2014. Allozyme polymorphism, behavioural and stress related studies in Drosophila. Lecture delivered in Drosophila meeting, Organized by Cytogenetics section, Zoology Department, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
    22. Singh A. K. 2014. Use of Drosophila in zoological studies as an alternative animal model. National seminar on Current issues in zoology and environmental science, Marwar Business School, Gorakhpur, 24 March, page-25.
    23. Singh A.K. 2014. National Seminar on Challenges of changing scenario of biodiversity through ages: Support for sustainable development. Faculty of Science, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Government P G College, Saidabad, Allahabad . 30th- 31st March 2014.
    24. Singh A.K. 2014. Intense competition between two sympatric species of Drosophila when co-cultured in laboratory conditions. Nov.2&3. Page-12, Shibley National Postgraduate College, Azamgarh, U. P.
    25. Singh A.K. 2014. National Symposium on Behavioural Ecology: Molecules to Organisms & 38th Annual Conference of Ethological Society of India November 7- 9, 2014. Member of Organizing Committee. Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi.
    26. Kavita Krishnamoorti and Singh A. K. 2014. Impact of Est-4 locus on reproductive behavior of Drosophila ananassae. National Symposium on Behavioural Ecology: Molecules to Organisms & 38th Annual Conference of Ethological Society of India November 7- 9, Page-OP-32, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi.
    27. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2014. Inter-specific competition between laboratory populations of Drosophila: D. melanogaster and D. ananassae. National Symposium on Behavioural Ecology: Molecules to Organisms & 38th Annual Conference of Ethological Society of India, November 7- 9, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi., Page-OP-34.
    28. Singh A.K. 2015. Role of an esterase enzyme locus on different life parameters of Drosophila ananassae. 2nd International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences; 22-24 Jan 2015; Department: Life Science; National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, Page-38.
    29. Kumar S. and Singh A. K. 2015. Genetic differentiation in natural populations of a cosmopolitan species of Drosophila. National Seminar on Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development and Industrial Development in 21st Century, Department of Botany; A.B.R.P.G. College, Anpara, Sonebhadra, U.P. 21st and 22nd Feb Page ii.
    30. Singh A.K. and Kumar Sanjay 2015. Complete extermination of Drosophila ananassae due to inter-specific competition with D. melanogaster. National Seminar on Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development and Industrial Development in 21st Century, Department of Botany; A.B.R.P.G. College, Anpara, Sonebhadra, U.P. 21st and 22nd Feb Page xix.
    31. Singh A.K. and Kumar Sanjay 2015. Genetic variability due to allozyme polymorphism in Indian natural populations of Drosophila ananassae. National Conference on Recent Trends in Zoological Sciences; 25-26 March, 2015; Department of Zoology, Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi, Page- 06.
    32. Bhumika and Singh A. K. 2015. Evidence of Genotype-by-Diet interactions for morphological traits in Drosophila ananassae. 30 Oct. - 01Nov. IISER, Mohali.
    33. Kavita Krishnamoorti and Singh A. K. 2015. Genetic variability and heritability for quantitative traits and triglycerides level in inbred lines of Drosophila ananassae. 30 Oct. - 01Nov. IISER, Mohali.
    34. Singh G. and Singh A. K. 2015. Survey of structural chromosomal changes in a population of Drosophila malerkotliana. Biennial Drosophila Research Conference, IIT, Kanpur. 21-23 December, P-60.
    35. Bhumika and Singh A. K. 2015. Plasticity and variance for morphological traits owing to diet in Drosophila ananassae. Biennial Drosophila Research Conference, IIT, Kanpur. 21-23 December, P-5.
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