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Expert NameDr. Quaiser Husain Baqri
DivisionDesert Regional Station
InstitutionZoological Survey of India
CityJodhpur - Rajasthan
Telephone91 291 639465/39152
Work ExperienceDr. Baqri has made significant contributions in Nematology (Agricultural Zoology) during the last three decades. He has described over 110 new taxa, including new genera and subfamilies of the Orders Tylenchida, Dorylaimida and Mononchida. His extensive taxonomical revisionary work has removed many taxonomic confusion and provided stability to the taxa. Dr. Baqri's work on taxonomy of Dorylaimida has been acclaimed the world over. His survey and faunistic work on nematodes from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim and Rajasthan States of India, besides the revisionary work on the nematodes from Congo has opened new doors for the scientists involved in the applied work. He has also got training in Japan on the operation of SEM for the study of ultrastructures of nematodes. Dr. Baqri has published independently or with colleagues, three books, two monographs and about 100 research papers. The book on Faunal Diversity in Thar Desert is considered to be an encyclopaedia on the Thar Fa
QualificationsM.Sc. Zoology, AMU, Aligarh, 1965. Ph.D. Zoology, AMU, Aligarh, 1969. Post graduate, Nematology, State University, Gent, Belgium, 1970. D.Sc. Zoology, AMU, Aligarh, 1988.
Number of Publications103
Awards1. Awarded Fellowship of Rijksuniversiteit, Gent, Belgium (1969-71). 2. Awarded two additional increments twice on merits (1973 & 1978). 3. Appointed Examiner of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students at AMU, Aligarh, Lucknow University, Calcutta Univ., IARI New D
Other Activities1. Nominated as a member of Editorial Board of Indian J. Nematology (1981-89). 2. Member of the Advisory Board of the 2nd and 3rd Convention of Indian Helminthologists. 3. Member of the European Society of Nematologists, Nematological Sopciety of India, WWF India. 4. Elected Fellow of Zoological Society of India. 5. Elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India. 5. Elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences , India.
Publications1. Baqri, Q.H. & Goomans, A. 1973. A taxonomic revision of nematode species described by S. Stekhoven & Teunissen (1938) and S. Stekh. (1944) from the National Viringa Park (Zaire Republic). I. Dorylaimidae, Aporcelaimidae and Longidoridae. Found. pour Fav. Res. Sci. Afrique, Bruxelles: 102:1-57. 2. Baqri, Q.H. & Jana, A. (1980). Nematodes from West Bengal (India) V. Review of the Family Thornenematidae Siddiqi, 1969 (Dorylaimoidea: Nematoda). Nematologica, 26:83-107. 3. Baqri, Q.H. 1991. Contribution to the fauna of Sikkim. Nematodes associated with citrus in Sikkim. Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occ. Pap., 128:1-103. 4. Jairajpuri, M.S. & Baqri, Q.H. 1991. Nematode Pests of Rice. Oxford & IBH Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi: 66 pp. & 3 plates. 5. Ghosh, A.K., Baqri, Q.H. & Prakash, I. 1996. Faunal Diversity in the Thar Desert: Gaps in Research. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, 410 pp.
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