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Virash Kamal Gupta

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Virash Kamal Gupta replied to Kris Jett's discussion 'Introductions'
"Dear Dr Sangita, we are into barcoding of agriculturally important insect species in Punjab. Default genes for DNA barcoding of plants are 'matK' and 'rbcL', for bacteria it is '16s ribosomal DNA', for fungi…"
Sep 3, 2012
Virash Kamal Gupta replied to Kris Jett's discussion 'Introductions'
"Dear Dr Khedkar, I am heading insect molecular biology unit in department of Entomology at Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana (Pb). We are extensively involved in DNA barcoding of specific groups of Agriculturally important insect species since…"
Nov 29, 2011
Virash Kamal Gupta replied to Kris Jett's discussion 'Introductions'
"That is so nice of you to extend such a technical help to barcoders. It will definetely help many new barcoders to achieve their goals with confidence. All the best."
Jun 22, 2011
Virash Kamal Gupta replied to Kris Jett's discussion 'Introductions'
"what information you want from this community?"
Jun 21, 2011
Virash Kamal Gupta replied to Kris Jett's discussion 'Introductions'
"Dear Alison, You are strating with a new field particularly from thepoint that you have been working with bacterial/ viral. wrt fungus, the nuclei are concentrated more towards growing tips with following mycelial filaments with progressively…"
Jun 21, 2011
Virash Kamal Gupta and Dr. Suma Arun Dev are now colleagues
Jan 23, 2011
Virash Kamal Gupta and Ahmed Rahaman Ademolu are now colleagues
Jan 6, 2011
Virash Kamal Gupta replied to Mansi Mungee's discussion 'Hi' in the group Barcoding All Lepidoptera
"Dear Mansi, I understand why you wish to target additional genes/ whole mitichondrial genome. everyone in DNA barcoding knows that almost all phylogenetically important regions have already been explored and why COX1 5' region has been…"
Nov 15, 2010
Virash Kamal Gupta joined Rodolphe Rougerie's group

Barcoding All Lepidoptera

Learn more and find out how to join efforts toward assembling a comprehensive DNA barcode library for all species of butterflies and moths
Feb 24, 2010
Virash Kamal Gupta is now a member of
Feb 22, 2010

Profile Information

Insect Molecular Biology Lab, Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004- India
Government official
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I’m involved in, or am interested in the following barcoding initiatives
DNA Barcoding Initiative for Conservation, Plant Working Group, Database Working Group, Data Analysis Working Group
I’m involved in or interested in the following iBOL Working Groups
WG1.5 Agricultural and Forestry Pests and Their Parasitoids, WG1.6 Pollinators
Keywords about my barcoding projects (separate each choice with a comma)
Agricultural, insect pests, beneficial insects, DNA barcoding
I’m involved in the following aspects of barcoding:
Fieldwork/specimen collecting, Museum work/specimen curation, Labwork/generating barcode sequences, Using barcode data in taxonomy/systematic biology
Current Project(s)
Developing mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 1 gene sequence based molecular database for taxonomic identification of lepidopteran insect pests of vegetable crops.

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At 11:02am on February 10, 2011, Dr A P Singh said…

respected sir

congrats for the UGC project on lepidopteran CO1. I wish to get associated with your project. my services are always available. I will be joining ur training scheduled in march. if possible include one full case study of barcoding.

At 9:06am on February 2, 2011, Dr A P Singh said…

Respected sir,

today joined this platform to venture in to the hotfield opened to me by you. Thnx. need your continuous guidance

At 4:45am on January 6, 2011, Ahmed Rahaman Ademolu said…

Good day Sir, I want to start awork on the pollinating lepidopterans as i want to start my M. Sc program on entomology. However I am new in the field of barcoding , looking forward to your assistance in any sort to achieve my goal.


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