Dr. K.Eswaran

Designation: Sr. Principal Scientist
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E-Mail: eswaran[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Large scale cultivation of agarophytes and carrageenophytes; seaweed biodiversity; Impact of Ultraviolet-B radiation on seaweeds


Plant physiology and biochemistry


  1. Kulandaivelu, G.,  K.Lingakumar, K.Annamalainathan and K.Eswaran. 1990.  Stress and Phtosynthesis.  Biology Education. 7(1):  45-54.
  2. Premkumar, A., K.Eswaran and G.Kulanadaivelu.  1993.  Growth, biochemical and photosynthetic responses of Greengram seedlings under water stress to Ultraviolet-B radiation.  Plant Physiol.&Biochem. 20(1): 31-35.
  3. Eswaran, K., A.Premkumar and G.Kulandaivelu. 1993.  Impact of ultraviolet –B radiation on the photosynthetic rate and biochemical characteristics of  maize under water stress condition. Plant Physiol.&Biochem. 20(1): 36-41.
  4. Ravindran, K.C., R.Venkatesan, R.Renganathan and K.Eswaran. 1999. Salinity induced changes in growth and mineral constituents of Acanthus ilicifolius L. A Halophyte. Ind.Journal of Bot.Soc. 78: 127-131.
  5. Ganesan, M., O.P.Mairh, K.Eswaran and P.V.Subbarao. (1999).  Effect of salinity, light  intensity, nitrogen sources on growth and composition of Ulva fasciata Delile (Chlorophyta, Ulvales) Ind. J. Mar. Sci., 28: 70-73.
  6. Ganesan, M., O.P.Mairh, K.Eswaran and P.V.Subbarao. (1999).  Effect  of UV radiation and   other  environmental factors on the liberation of tetraspores from brown alga Padina boergesenii (Phaeophyta, Dicotales)  Ind. J. Mar. Sci., 28: 50-54. 
  7. Eswaran, K.  and Subba Rao, P.V. (2001).  Yield and properties of agar from three colour forms of Gracilaria edulis (Gmel) Silva.   Seaweed Res. & Utiliz., 23 (1&2): 75-80.
  8. Eswaran, K., Mairh, O.P. and Subba Rao, P.V. (2001).  Impact of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on  Eucheuma striatum (Schmitz) Doty,  Red algae, Rhodophyta. Ind. J. Mar. Sci., 30: 105-107). 
  9. Eswaran, K, Ganesan, M, Periasamy, C and Subba Rao, P.V.(2002). Effect of Ultraviolet –B  radiation on biochemical composition of three Ulva species from southeast coast of India. Ind. J. Mar. Sci.,  31(4), 334-336.
  10. Eswaran, K., Ghosh, P.K. and Mairh, O.P. (2002).  Experimental field cultivation of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex. P. Silva at Mandapam region. Seaweed Res. & Utiliz., 24(1):67-72.
  11. Eswaran, K., Mairh, O.P and Subba Rao, P.V. (2002).  Inhibition of pigments and phycocolloid  in a marine red algae Gracilaria edulis  by ultraviolet - B radiation. Biologia Plantarum. 45(1): 157-159.
  12. Reddy, C.R.K., Raja Krishnakumar, Siddhanta, A.K. ., Tewari, A.  and Eswaran, K.. In vitro somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of somatic embryos from pigmented uniserate branched filamentous callus of Kappaphycus alverizii (Soliereiace).  J. of Phycology, 39: 1-8, 2003.
  13. Rajakrishna Kumar, G, Reddy, C R K., Ganesan, M., Thirupathi, S, Eswaran, K., P V. Subba  Rao and Bhavanath .Jha  (2004) . Tissue culture and regeneration of thallus from callus of Gelidiella aceros(Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) .Phycologia . 43(5): 783.
  14. Eswaran, K.,  B.Jha. T.Senthilrajan &K .Karthikeyan. 2005.  A hand book on seaweed cultivation  method (in Tamil).
  15. P.V.Subbarao, K.Eswaran and M.Ganesan. 2004. Cultivation of agarophytes in India. Retrospect's  and  future strategies. Seaweed  Research & Utilization. 26: 181-184.
  16. Eswaran, K., P.K.Ghosh and B.Jha .2005. Seaweed  cultivation in India-  Retrospect,  prospects and future strategies. In: Proceedings of Ocean Life  – Expo- 2004.   International  conference &  Exposition on Marine living Resources of India for food   and medicine., Chennai.
  17. Reddy, C R K., P V Subba Rao, M. Ganesan, K.Eswaran, S. H. Zaidi and V. Mantri 2006. The seaweed resources of India and cultivation of economically important seaweeds. In: A. T. Critchely, M. Ohno  and D.B. Largo (eds.). World Seaweed Resources (in DVD format), ETI Information Services Ltd., Wokingham, Berkshire, U. K. 24pp. 
  18. Eswaran. K., P.K.Ghosh, P.V.Subbarao and O.P.Mairh.  2006.  Field cultivation of   Kappaphycus alvarezii in India. In: A.Tewari (ed.) Recent advances on applied aspects of     Indian Marine algae with reference to global scenario.  pp.250-261.A.Tewari, K.Eswaran, P.V.Subbarao and B.Jha. 2006.  Is Kappaphycus alvarezii heading towards marine bioinvasion?.  Current Science. Vol. 90( 5): 619-620.
  19. Eswaran, K and   B.Jha. 2006.  Commercial scale cultivation of Kappaphycus alvarezii in India. In: Manual on seaweed farming.  SRUA publication.  Pp. 61-67.
  20. Anita, Kalpana Mody, Vipul Patel,  K.Eswaran  and  B.Jha, 2006.  Blood anticoagulant activity of sulfated polysaccharide from Codium temontosum as function of life stages an storage.  In: Photochemistry & Pharmacology, RPMP Vol. 17.  pp.37-53.
  21. Nivedita Sahu, M.Ganesan and K.Eswaran,  2007.  Interference of Sigmadocia pumila, a  porifera on the growth of red seaweeds- Gelidiella acerosa and Kappaphycus alvarezii in cultivation. Current Science. Vol.92 (12): 1683-1684.
  22. Eswaran, K., M. Ganesan S. Thiruppathi, and B.Jha. 2007. Seaweeds: Diversity and  cultivation in Southeast coast of India. In: Biodiversity in India: Issues and concerns.  S.Kanniyan and A.Gopalan (eds). Associated Publishing company, Chennai.  pp.339-355.
  23. Ramavatar Meena, A.K. Siddhanta, Kamalesh Prasad, B. K. Ramavat, K. Eswaran, S.Thiruppathi, M. Ganesan, Vaibhav A. Mantri and P V Subba Rao.  Preparation, characterization and benchmarking of agarose from Gracilaria dura of Indian waters.   Carbohydrate Polymers 69:179-188, 2007.
  24. Ganesan, M., Reddy, CRK, Eswaran, K and Jha,B.  2008.  Seasonal variations in biomass, Quantity and quality of agar from Geliodiella acerosa from the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve. Phycol.Res. 56: 93-104