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Scientist Profile

Dr. Nihar Ranjan Sahoo
Senior Scientist(AG&B) ,
Livestock Production & Management Section,

Telephone: 0581- 2302498
Mobile No.: 7351894553

Field of Specialization Animal Genetics & Breeding Total Research Papers 60
No. Patents Granted / Filed 1 Total No. of Book / Manual 5
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 4 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Saini BL, Gaur GK*, Sahoo NR, Mendiratta SK, Kumar A, Naha BC, Baranwal A, Yadav V and Jaiswal R K (2018) Polymorphism distribution of RYR1, PRKAG3, HFABP, MYF-5 and MC4R genes in crossbred pigs. Molecular Biology Reports doi: 10.1007/s11033-018-4263-z
  • Shrivastava K, Kumar P*, Khan MF, Sahoo NR, Prakash O, Kumar A, Panigrahi M, Chauhan A, Bhushan B, Prasad A, Nasir A and Patel BHM (2018). Exploring the molecular basis of resistance/ susceptibility to mixed natural infection of Haemonchus contortus in tropical Indian goat breed. Veterinary Parasitology 262, 6-10
  • Sinha R Sahoo NR*, Shrivastava K, Kumar P, Qureshi S, Kumar A, Ravikumar GVPPS and Bhushan B (2018) Effect of Mucin 13 gene polymorphism on diarrhoeagenic E.coli adhesion pattern and its expression analysis in native Indian pigs. Archives Animal Breeding 61, 321–328
  • Sinha R Sahoo NR*, Kumar P, Qureshi S, Kumar A, Ravikumar GVPPS and Bhushan B (2018) Comparative jejunal expression of MUC 13 in Indian pigs differentially adhesive to diarrhogenic E coli. Journal of Applied Animal Research 46 (1): 107-111
  • Saurabh S, Sircar S, Kattoor JJ, Ghosh S, Kobayashi N, Banyai K, Vinod Kumar OR, De U, Sahoo NR, Dhama K and Malik YPS* (2018) Analysis of porcine rotavirus A enterotoxin gene for structure-function relationship. Journal of Veterinary Science 19(1), 35-43
  • Pathak SK, Kumar A*, Bhuwana G, Sah V, Upmanyu V, Tiwari AK, Sahoo AP, Sahoo AR, Wani SA, Panigrahi M, Sahoo NR and Ravi Kumar GVPPS (2017) RNA Seq analysis for transcriptome profiling in response to classical swine fever vaccination in indigenous and crossbred pigs. Functional & Integrative Genomics. 17(5):607-620
  • Chethan GE, Garkhal J, Sircar S, Malik YPS, Mukherjee R, Sahoo NR, Agarwal RK and De UK* (2017) Immunomodulatory potential of β-glucan as supportive treatment in porcine rotavirus enteritis. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 191: 36–43
  • Mahapatra PS, Singh R, Kumar K, Sahoo NR, Agarwal P, Mili B, Das K, Sarkar M, Bhanja SK, Das BC, Dhara SK and Bag S* (2017) Valproic acid assisted reprogramming of fibroblasts for generation of pluripotent stem cells in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). International Journal of Developmental Biology. 61: 81-88.
  • Sahoo NR*, Nesa N, Naskar S, Banik S, Pankaj PK and Sahoo M (2016) Microsatellite and mitochondrial diversity analysis of native pigs of Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. Animal Biotechnology. 27 (1): 52–59
  • Sahoo NR*, Kumar P, Bhushan B, Bhattacharya TK, Sharma A, Dayal S, Pankaj PK and Sahoo M (2010) PCR-SSCP of serum lysozyme gene (Exon-III) in riverine buffalo and its effect on lysozyme activity and somatic cell count. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences: 23 (8): 993-999

Technologies Developed

  • Breed characterization of indigenous Ghoongroo, Niang Megha, Tenyi Vo pigs
  • Development of suitable crossbred pigs for North Eastern and North India
  • PCR based molecular sex typing in domestic pigs
  • Multiplex PCR for simultaneous detection of different pathotypes of porcine diarrheic Escherichia coli


  • Conference Awards (Six numbers)
  • ICAR- NET-2001, 2003 & ARS-2005
  • NAIP International Training on “Allele Mining in Animal science” for three months at Texas A&M University, USA (12.04.11- 12.07. 11)
  • DBT Travel grant (2014) for 34th Biannual Conference of ISAG at Qujiang International Conference Center 15, X'ian city, China (28th July to 1st Aug 2014) (Proposal code-DBT/CTEP/02/ 201400075)
  • DST (SREB) Travel grant (2017) for 36th Biannual Conference of ISAG at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland (16th to 21st July 2017) (Proposal code- DST/SERB/ITS/1713/2017-18)


  • International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG)
  • Swine Production Society of India (SPSI)
  • Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity (SOCDAB)

Ongoing Projects

  • National initiative on climate resilient agriculture (NICRA): Identification of unique traits/ factors in indigenous livestock making them resilient to climate change in relation to diseases and database development
  • Methyl donors as feed supplement for pigs: An epigenetic approach to maternal programming
  • Determination of primary sex ratio in crossbred boar semen
  • AICRP on Pigs
  • NICRA: Identification of unique traits/factors in indigenous livestock making them resilient to climate change in relation to diseases and database development
  • Estimation of autozygosity in cattle and buffaloes by conventional and modern methods and their comparison

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