Dr. Debabrata Sen

Scientist - B

Dr. Debabrata Sen

Scientist - B

Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D.; 2011


Field Survey Division

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Area of Expertise

Taxonomy: Soil Nematoda

Experience after Ph. D.

12 years

Significant Achievements

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->Ø <!--[endif]-->Discovered 16 new soil Nematoda species (order Dorylaimida and Tylenchida) and 14 new Nematoda species from vertebrate host.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->Ø <!--[endif]-->Discovered 01 new genus of soil Nematoda.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->Ø <!--[endif]-->Few contributions to the ecological studies on soil Nematoda.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->Ø <!--[endif]-->Taxonomic contributions on order Dorylaimida (Nematoda) from several states/Union Territories, Conservation areas, Ecosysttems and Bio-geographic zones of India.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->Ø <!--[endif]-->Delivered few lectures on collection, preservation, methodologies and basic identification of soil Nematoda as extension service and to disseminate knowledge among students.



Helped Ph.D. students and staff in learning Nematology and identification

Research Focus

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->Ø <!--[endif]-->Systematics and Taxonomy of soil Nematoda

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->Ø <!--[endif]-->Ecological studies of soil Nematoda





More than 50 papers in National and International peer reviewed SCI/NAAS rated journals and chapters and authored 03 books.


1. Sen, D., Chatterjee, A. & Manna, B. 2007. A report on the relative abundance of Dorylaimida, Tylenchida and Mononchida population of guava orchard in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. Indian Journal of Nematology, 37(1): 72 – 77.


2. Sen D., Chatterjee, A. and Manna, B. 2010. A new and a known species of the genus Xiphinema Cobb, 1913 (Dorylaimida: Xiphinematidae) from West Bengal, India with a key to the mono-opisthodelphic species of the genus. Nematologia Mediterranea, 38:187 – 193.


3. Sen, D., Chatterjee, A. and Manna, B. 2012. Coomansinemoides wasimi n. gen., n. sp. (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from West Bengal, India. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Section B: Biological Sciences, 82 (4): 511 – 516.  DOI 10.1007/s40011-012-0052-y.


4. Sen, D., Chatterjee A. and Manna B. 2012. One new and two known species of Dorylaimoidea (Nematoda) from West Bengal, India. Zootaxa, 3258: 46 – 57.


5. Sen, D., Chatterjee, A. and Manna, B. 2014. One new and two known species of Dorylaimoides Thorne and Swanger, 1936 (Nematoda: Mydonomidae) from West Bengal, India. Journal of Parasitic Diseases, 38(2): 208 – 217. DOI 10.1007/s12639-012-0223-z.


6. Sen, D. 2019. A new species and a new record of Nematoda (Dorylaimida) with further observation on Neoctinolaimus chitwoodi (Moorthy, 1937) Thorne, 1967 from Uttar Pradesh, India. Submitted for publication in Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(4): 316 – 327.      DOI: 10.26515/rzsi/v119/i4/2019/142002.


7. Sen, D. and Deb Roy, S. 2023. Comparison of the Population of Soil-Inhabiting Nematoda in the Context of Pesticide application with an Observation on Their Trophic Groups. Paper Accepted for Records of the Zoological Survey of India.



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