Dr. V. Veeragurunathan

Designation: Scientist
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E-Mail: veeragurunathan[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

As a team member in a project titled “Screening and selection of carrageenophytes for iota and lambda carrageenan and development of feasible cultivation methods for their scaled up farming” (P.Co: OLP-0046), involving in Gracilaria edulis cultivation at Thonithurai and Off-shore Kappaphycus cultivation at Palk Bay region in Tamilnadu. In CSIR 800 project, as team member, I engaged in Survey of Andhra and Oddisa seashore areas for selecting suitable site for Kappaphycus cultivation.


Marine algal Biology and Ecology, phycocolloid analysis, nutritional physiology (Nitrogen source) and bio-chemistry (Nitrate reductase and nitrite reductase enzyme activities) in red algae, culture and cultivation of seaweeds.

1)Ganesan, M., S.Thiruppathi, S.Nivedita sahoo, N.Rengarajan, V.Veeragurunathan and B.Jha.2006. Insitu observations of preferential grazing of selected seaweeds. Current Sci. 91: 1256-1260.

2)  Veeragurunathan,V. and R.Vellaiyan.2008. Studies on effect of Light, intensity, Salinity on growth of Gracilaria edulis (Gmel.) Silva under invitro condition. Seaweed Res.Utiln30(1&2):67-73

3) Veeragurunathan,V., R.Vellaiyan, S.Sivasubramanian, G.Sadanatham and R. Bhagayaraj.2008. Studies on antibacterial activity of selected seaweeds from Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve. Seaweed Res. Utiln30(1&2): 147-153.

4) Veeragurunathan,V. 2009. Studies on effect of Light intensity, Salinity on growth of Gracilaria corticata under invitro condition. Seaweed Res.Utiln31(1&2):67-73

5) Veeragurunathan,V. 2009.Effect of salinity and desiccation on spore liberation of Gracilaria foliifera. Seaweed Res.Utiln 31(1&2):80-84     

6) Veeragurunathan,V.2009. Studies on impact of commercial fertilizer and LSF of Enteromorpha intestinalis on the growth of Capsicum annum. Seaweed Res.Utiln31(1&2):120-124.

7) Veeragurunathan,V. and K.Geetha.2009. Screening of antibacterial activity of selected seaweeds from Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve. Seaweed Res.Utiln31(1&2):137-141

8) Veeragurunathan, V. and A.N.Sundar.  2010. Scared groves- Their key role in biodiversity conservation. Ind. J. Bot. Res. Vol. 6 (1&2) : 37 – 42.

9)Ganesan, M., V.Veeragurunathan, K.Eswaran, C.R.K.Reddy and B.Jha. 2010. Influence of Ultraviolet radiation on spore liberation in marine macro algae  Ulva fasciata (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) and Gracilaria corticata (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research.58:293-297

10) Veeragurunathan,V. 2011.Effect of temperature ,light intensity, photo period and pH on spore liberation of Gracilaria foliifera. Seaweed Res.Utiln 33(1&2):21-26

11) Veeragurunathan,V., V.Meenakshisundaram and C.Balachandar.2011. Comparative studies on   fertilizing efficiency of three marine algae  on the growth of Capsicum annum. Seaweed Res.Utiln 33(1&2):143-149.