Poorani Scientific
Dr.J.Poorani[Principal Scientist]
Qualification Ph.D.
Specialization / Discipline Agriultural Entomology
Department Crop Protection
Official email Poorani.j@icar.gov.in , pooranij@gmail.com
Salient Research Achievements
(in bullets)
  • Revisionary taxonomic studies on Coccinellidae of the Indian Subcontinent
  • Development of diagnostic tools to agriculturally important insects with reference to pests, parasitoids, and predators
  • Documentation of new pests of bananas and plantains and their natural enemies
  • Studies on natural enemy complex of banana skipper, Erionota torus Evans from South India
Current Research
  • Pest mapping in bananas and plantains of India (PI)
  • Molecular characterization of viruses, Development of on-site diagnostic kits, Biotechnological approaches for virus disease management, ‘Omics’ - studies to understand host-virus-vector interactions (Co-PI)
Current Research
Area of Interest Insect taxonomy, biological control, IPM
Total Research Publications 75
Best five Publications
  • Poorani, J. 2002. An annotated checklist of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) (excluding Epilachninae) of the Indian subregion. Oriental Insects 36: 307–383.
  • Poorani, J., Slipinski, A. & Booth, R.G. 2008. A revision of Synona Pope (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini). Annales Zoologici, 58: 579–594.
  • Poorani, J., Slipinski, A. and Booth, R.G. 2015. A review of the genus Cryptolaemus Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae: Coccidulini) from New Guinea. Annales Zoologici, 64(4): 613-654.
  • Poorani, J., Vandenberg, N.J., and Booth, R.G. 2011. A review of the genus Stictobura Crotch and description of a new species of Sticholotis Crotch (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Sticholotidinae). Zootaxa, 3031: 1-13.
  • Rameshkumar, A., Noyes, J.S., Poorani, J. and Chong, J.H. 2013. Description of a new species of Anagyrus Howard (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae), a promising biological control agent of the invasive Madeira mealybug, Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Pseudococcidae). Zootaxa, 3717(1): 76–84.
  • Travel grant from NSF, USA, in 2005 to attend the Ladybird Workshop held at the NMNH, Washington, DC.
  • Partial research grants from ABRS to study Coccinellidae collections at CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia, in 2006 and 2008
  • B.S. Bhumannavar Award for Team Research, 2015 (instituted by the Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore)

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