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Details of Dr. Jaysankar De   


Gender male
Job title Visiting Scholar
Department FSHN
University of Florida ( UF)
A.P. Black Hall Gainesville FL 32611
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Nationality India
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Degree PhD
Job type Research , Data Management , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution , Limnology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution , Limnology
Research Activities Scientific research, publications, proposal preparation, guiding junior researchers and technicians, etc.
Skills/Expertise Samplers: Grab (Van Veen, Ekman-Birge), Corers, water samplers (Niskin, Nansen and Kitahara), Multiple plankton net, and Zooplankton trawling net etc. Instruments: Echo sounder, CTD, YSI, ORP meter, autoanalyzer, GC, ICP-AES, CVAAS, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, light & scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry, Kinetic Phosphorescence Analyzer, Flowcytometer etc. Methods: Environmental monitoring and assessment, biological and chemical analyses of water and sediment including analysis for heavy metals, radionuclide and organic pollutants, general and specific microbiological methods for aerobes and anaerobes, protein estimation and profiling, microbial identification using biochemical and 16S rRNA sequencing, PCR, southern hybridization, DGGE, 454 pyrosequencing and other molecular biological methods. Computer proficiency: Windows, Adobe Photoshop, software for running analytical instruments (AAS, GC, ICP-AES, KPA, etc.), nucleotide sequencing and editing, image-processing for GIS and remote sensing, and statistical software like R. Special skill: Onboard sampling and analyses - spent more than 120 ship-days.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Jaysankar DE)

De J., Fukami K., Iwasaki K., and Okamura K. Distribution of heavy metals at the Uranouchi Inlet, Kochi prefecture, Japan. Fisheries Science. Vol. 75, No.2, pp. 413-423, 2009.
1. Unusual rise in mercury resistant bacteria in coastal environs. N. Ramaiah and De J. Microbial Ecology. Vol. 45, pp. 444-454, 2003. 2. Tolerance to various toxicants by marine bacteria highly resistant to mercury. De Jaysankar, N. Ramaiah, A. Mesquita and X. N. Verlekar. Marine Biotechnology. Vol. 5, pp. 185-193, 2003. 3. Bioremediation of toxic substances by mercury resistant marine bacteria. De Jaysankar, Sarkar A and Ramaiah N. Ecotoxicology. DOI 10.1007/s10646-006-0066-4. 4. Occurrence of large fractions of mercury-resistant bacteria in the Bay of Bengal. De Jaysankar and N. Ramaiah. Current Science. Vol. 91, No. 3, 10 August, 2006. 5. Aerobic degradation of highly chlorinated PCBs by a marine bacterium, Pseudomonas CH07. De Jaysankar, Sarkar A and Ramaiah N. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI 10.1007/s11274-006-9179-4. 6. Characterization of marine bacteria highly resistant to mercury exhibiting multiple resistance to toxic chemicals. De Jaysankar and N. Ramaiah. Ecological Indicators. 7, pp. 511-520. 2007.
Environmental pollution detection and bioremediation by marine bacteria. (pp. 376-398). N. Ramaiah, De Jaysankar and S. R. Iyer. 2003. In K.G. K Hiremath (Ed.), Recent Advances in Environmental Science. pp. 470. ISBN 81-7141-679-9. Discovery, xviii, New Delhi, India.
7. Potential of Mercury-resistant Marine Bacteria for Detoxification of Chemicals of Environmental Concern. De Jaysankar, Nagappa Ramaiah, Narayan B. Bhosle, Anita Garg, Lilit Vardanyan, Vinod L. Nagle and Kimio Fukami. Microbes and Environments. In press.
8. Mercury-resistant marine bacteria for bioremediation of toxic heavy metals. De Jaysankar, N. Ramaiah and L. Vardanyan. Marine Biotechnology. Accepted.

Created: 2007-04-04 Last Updated: 2016-07-01 by Jaysankar DE