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Name : Ajay Gaur

Room : L308A, LaCONES, CCMB Annexe I

Telephone : 040-24006433

Fax : 040-24006441

E-mail :,

Research Interests

My areas of research interest are conservation genetics and molecular ecology of Indian endangered species especially, big cats and ungulates. My lab focuses on the development of molecular markers and their application in population and evolutionary genetics and in wildlife forensics. The major efforts are towards the use of non-invasive sampling protocols and development of species - specific DNA markers to look into the genetic structure of existing populations.

Selected Publications

  • R. K. Sarvani, D. R. Parmar, W. Tabasum, N. Thota, A. Sreenivas and Ajay Gaur (2018). Charecterization of complete mitogenome of Indian mouse deer, Moschiola indica (Artiodactyla: Tragulidae) and its evolutionary significance. Scientific Reports: DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20946-5.

  • D. R. Parmar, S. Mitra, S. Bhadouriya, T. Rao, V. Kunteepuram and Ajay Gaur (2017). Characterization of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I and Class II DRB Loci of Captive and Wild Indian Leopards (Panthera pardus fusca). Genetica: DOI: 10.1007/s10709-017-9979-5.

  • J.E. Janecka, Yu-guang Z., Di-qiang L., Ajay Gaur et al. (2017). Range-wide snow leopard phylogeography supports three subspecies. Journal of Heredity: DOI:

  • W. Tabasum, A. Sreenivas, N. Rai, K. Thangaraj and Ajay Gaur (2016). Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica). Mitochondrial DNA: DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1214541.

  • Ajay Gaur, A. Reddy, S. Annapoorni, B. Satyarebala, and S. Shivaji, (2005). The origin of Indian Star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analysis: a story of rescue and repatriation. Conservation Genetics, 7: 231-240.

  • C. N. Balakrishnan, S. L. Monfort, Ajay Gaur, L. Singh and M. D. Sorenson (2003). Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Eld`s Deer (Cervus eldi). Molecular Ecology, 12: 1 - 10.

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