Dr. Vikas Kumar


Dr. Vikas Kumar


Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D. (Zoology),2004


Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics Division

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Area of Expertise

Molecular Systematics, Evolutionary Ecology & Genomics, Metasystematics

Experience after Ph. D.

19 years

Significant Achievements

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->-   <!--[endif]-->Discovered of New Taxa

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->-   <!--[endif]-->DNA barcoding of faunal elements of India

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->-   <!--[endif]-->Evolutionary Metasystematics

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->-   <!--[endif]-->Species evolutionary interactions


Supervised 04 PhD students

Research Focus

- Species Discovery, molecular interactions and dynamics

- Molecular taxonomy of Insects

- Mitochondrial Genomicsand Molecular Phylogenetics

-- Environmental Metagenomics





140 research papers in SCI journals

-Tyagi, K.,Kumar, V.,Singha, D., Chandra, K., Laskar, B.A., Kundu, S., Chakraborty, R., Chatterjee, S. (2017) DNA Barcoding studies on Thrips in India: Cryptic species, Species complexes.  Scientific Reports, 4898, 7:1-14.

-Pal, S., Kumar, V., Panjaliya, R.K. and Tyagi, K., 2022. A new genus and species of subfamily Dendrothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from India. Zootaxa, 5175(3), pp.383-388.

-Tyagi, I., Tyagi, K., Bhutiani, R., Chandra, K. and Kumar, V., 2021. Bacterial diversity assessment of world’s largest sewage-fed fish farms with special reference to water quality: a Ramsar site. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, pp.1-15.

-Pakrashi, A., Kumar, V., Stanford-Beale, D.A., Cameron, S.L. and Tyagi, K., 2022. Gene arrangement, phylogeny and divergence time estimation of mitogenomes in Thrips. Molecular Biology Reports, pp.1-15.

-Tyagi, K., Tyagi I. &Kumar, V. 2021. Interspecific variation and functional traits of the gut microbiome in spiders from the wild: The largest effort so far. PLoS ONE 16(7): e0251790.

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