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BINU ANTONY

 

Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

Tel:  +91 480 2825258
Cell: +91 984 6284127

FAX: +91 480 2831552

E-mail: binuantony1@yahoo.co.in 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. Zoology (Entomology), 2004, University of Kerala, India.

M.Phil. Zoology (Research methodology), 1999, University of Kerala, India

M.Sc. Zoology (Entomology), 1996, Calicut University, India

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Assistant Entomologists, Tea Research Association, Tocklai, Assam, India (2009-2010)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lund University, Sweden (2008-09)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Tokyo, Japan (2005-2008)

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Delhi University, South campus (2004)

Research Associate, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Kerala, India (1998-2004)

TEACHING

MSc TheoryEvolutionary biology (S1), Animal Behaviour (S2), Immunology (S4)

MSc lab – Evolution & behaviour (S1 & S2), Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Immunology (S4)

BSc Theory – Biological Methods (S1), Evolution & behaviour (S4), Cell & Molecular Biology (S5) 

BSc lab – Introductory biology (S1 & S2), Instrumentation, cell biology, Evolution & Ethology (S5 &S6)

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS

Ø  Lund University (Sweden) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - 2008

Ø  Student and Young professional participation award: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

Ø  Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi – Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2006

Ø  Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral fellowship - 2006

Ø  Japanese Govt. Scholarship - 2005

Ø  Senior Research Fellowship, 2004. University of Delhi, Department of plant molecular biology

Ø  Research Associateship, United State Department of Agriculture (USDA)/US India funded program leading to Ph.D. (1999-2004)

Ø  Junior Research Fellowship, University of Kerala, India

TEACHING INTEREST

Evolutionary biology, Entomology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Animal behaviour, Immunology, Phylogenetics and Chemical Ecology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ø  Insect pheromone research & elucidation pheromone biosynthesis pathways

Ø  Chemospeciation and evolution of moth pheromone communication

Ø  Functional characterization of fatty acetyltransferase involved in pheromone biosynthesis

Ø  Characterization of pgFAR from Helicoverpa armigera, Pectiophora gossypiella, Earias vitella, Earias insulana are the important pests of cotton, Scipophaga incertulas, Leucinodes orbonalis are the pests of rice and coconut respectively.

Ø  Evolution and functional diversification of pgFAR in moth

Ø  Study the biosynthetic pathway and molecular characterization enzymes (genes) involved in sex pheromone biosynthesis in Geometrid moth (Type II pheromone)

Ø  Molecular characterization and identification of mutation in the para sodium channel associated with insecticide resistance

Ø  Whitefly, biotypes, virus transmission, PR proteins and parasitoids

Ø  Isolation and exploitation of cues associated in plant-insect-parasitoid relationships  

PUBLICATIONS

Sinu, P.A., Antony, B., and Talukder, T.K. 2011. Nucleopolyhedrovirus infecting tea defoliator, Hyposidra talaca (Walker) (Geometridae: Lepidoptera) in India. Biocontrol Science & Technology. In press.

Lassance, J-M., Groot, AT., Marjorie, L., Antony, B., Borgwardt, C., Hedenström, E., Heckel, D. and Löfstedt, C. 2010. Allelic variation in a fatty-acyl reductase causes pheromone divergence in European corn borer races. Nature, 466, 486-489 (22 July 2010). Link

Antony, B., Fujii, T., Moto, K., Matsumoto, S., Fukuzawa, M., Nakano, R., Tatsuki, S. and Ishikawa, Y. 2009. Pheromone gland specific Fatty acyl reductase in the adzuki bean borer, Ostrinia scapulalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 39 (2): 90-95. Link

Antony, B., Lisha, V. S., Palaniswami, M. S. 2009. Evidences for transmission of Indian cassava mosaic virus through Bemisia tabaci – cassava biotype. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 42 (10) 922-929. Link  

Antony, B., Lisha, V. S., Palaniswami, M. S., Sugunan, V. S., Makesh Kumar, T., Henneberry, T. J. 2006. Bemisia tabaci and Indian cassava mosaic virus transmission. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 26(3): 176-182. link

Antony, B., and Palaniswami, M.S. 2006. Bemisia tabaci feeding induces pathogenesis-related proteins in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 43 (2) 182-185. link

Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S., Kirk, A.A. and Henneberry, T.J. 2006. Aphelinid parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci in India. Entomon, 31 (3): 217-224. link

Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S., Kirk, A.A. and Henneberry, T.J. 2004. Development of Encarsia bimaculata (Heraty & Polaszek) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) in Bemisia tabaci Gennadius (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) nymphs. Biological Control, 30 (3): 546-55. link

Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S. and Henneberry, T.J. 2003. Encarsia transvena (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) Development on different Bemisia tabaci Gennadius (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) instars. Environmental Entomology, 32 (3): 584-591. link

Lisha Vijayan, S., Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S. and Henneberry, T.J. 2003. Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Biotypes (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in India. Journal of Economic Entomology, 96 (2): 322-327. link

Antony, B and M.S. Palaniswami. 2002. Influence of relative humidity and host biotypes on Eretmocerus mundus (Mercet) and aphelinid parasitoid of Bemisia tabaci (Genn.). Insect Environment, 8(1): 4-5. 

Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S. and Henneberry, T.J. 2001. Hyperparasitism by an autoparasitoid Encarsia transvena (Timberlake) and their implication for the biological control of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Entomon, 26(5): 11-16. Link 

Palaniswami, M.S.; Antony, B., Lisha Vijayan and Henneberry, T.J. 2001. Sweet potato whitefly Ecobiology, Host interaction and its Natural enemies. Entomon, 26(5): 256-262. Link

Antony, B., Lisha, V. S., Palaniswami, M. S. 2001. Indigenous natural enemies of Bemisia tabaci Genn. Journal of Root Crops, 27 (2): 417-422. Link

TECHNICAL BULLETIN

Palaniswami, M.S., Binu Antony and Lisha Vijayan, S. 2002. Indian Bibliography of Sweet potato whitefly: Bemisia tabaci Genn. (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) (1979-1999). Published by Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (ICAR), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, pp 210.

 

ENTREZ NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES (Visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)

GenBank Acc. nos. of tea looper NPVs: JF510034, JF510035 & JF510036

Accession nos. pgFAR O. nubilalis E and Z strain & O. furnacalis: FJ807735, FJ807736; E and Z haplotypes: GU808656-76

GenBank accession nos. of FAR I – FAR XIII: EU817393, EU817394, EU817395, EU817396, EU817397, EU817398, EU817399, EU817400, EU817401, EU817402, EU817403, EU817404, EU817405

GenBank accession nos. of ICMV-Tri, Encarsia 28S rRNA:

AY321152, AY517720, AY528819, AY356747, AY323973, AY518548, AY359237, AY360217, AY518547 and AY517721, AY 312989 and AY321252.  

SYMPOSIUM

Antony, B., Lassance, J-M., Ishikawa, Y. and Löfstedt, C. 2010. Variation in the coding region of fatty acyl reductase causes the pheromone divergence and reproductive isolation in Ostrinia moth. Invited talk: at National Taiwan University, Department of Entomology, Taipei, Taiwan. November 3, 2010.

Lassance JM, Groot AT, Liénard MA, Antony B, Borgwart C, Heckel DG, Löfstedt C. 2009. Functional and Genomic Analyses of Reductase Alleles Determining Specific Sex Pheromones in European Corn Borer Females. International Society of Chemical Ecology, 25th Annual Meeting, August 23-27, 2009. Neuchatel, Switzerland. Oral presentation.

Antony, B., Lassance, J-M., Ishikawa, Y. and Löfstedt, C. 2009. Speciation: identifying candidate gene and gene region in the genus Ostrinia. Invited talk: at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. December 14, 2009.

Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S., Makeshkumar, T. and Annie John. 2007. Evidence for transmission of Indian cassava mosaic virus through Bemisia tabaci – cassava biotype. 10th International Plant virus Epidemiology Symposium, 15-19 October 2007, Hyderabad, India. Oral presentation.

Antony, B., Lisha, V. S., Palaniswami, M. S., Makesh Kumar and Sugunan, V. S. 2006. Bemisia tabaci and Indian cassava mosaic virus transmission. International symposium on Management of Vector-Borne Viruses, 7-10 Feb 2006, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India. Poster presentation.

Palaniswami, M.S.; Antony, B. and Lisha Vijayan, S. 2004. Bemisia tabaci biotypes, ICMV Transmission and its natural enemies in India. In: Cassava Biotechnology Network, Colombia, 8-14 March 2004. Oral presentation.

Palaniswami, M.S.; Antony, B., Lisha Vijayan, S. 2002. Isozyme, vector capability and cross breeding studies to confirm the biotypes in Bemisia tabaci in India. In: Silver leaf whitefly (formerly sweet potato whitefly, strain B): 2002 Supplement to the 5- year National Research and Action Plan, 5th Annual review of the second 5- year plan. U.S.Dept. Agric.Res.Serv. 1997-2003. Oral presentation.

Antony, B and Palaniswami M.S. 2001. Aphelinid parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci in India. In: second national symposium on Integrated Pest Management in Horticulture crops; New molecules, Biopesticides & Environment, held at Bangalore, India, October 17-19, 2001. p229. Oral presentation

Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S. and Henneberry, T. J. 2000. Hyperparasitism by an autoparasitoid Encarsia transvena (Timberlake). Page 29. In: Entomocongress 2000. Perspective of new millennium (An International Meet), held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. 5-9 November 2000. Oral presentation.

Antony, B., Palaniswami, M.S and Lisha Vijayan. 2000. Indigenous natural enemies of Bemisia tabaci Genn. (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Page 162. In: International Symposium on Tropical root and Tuber Crops, held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. 19-22 January, 2000. Oral presentation.

Palaniswami, M.S.; Antony, B. 2000. Biology and