Dr. M.  Muniaraj

Dr. M. Muniaraj

Senior Scientist
Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Zoology from Madurai Kamaraj University, India

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Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
100%
Microbiology
62%
Parasitology
90%
Bacteriology
75%
Medical Sciences
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Samuel, P.P., V. Thenmozhi, J. Nagaraj, D. Ramesh, M. Muniaraj and N. Arunachalam, 2016. Determination of critical density in Culex tritaeniorhynchus Giles, 1901 (Diptera: Culicidae) as a deciding factor influencing the transmission of Japanese encephalitis virus in Southern India. Entomon, 41: 125-138.
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  2. Samuel, P.P., D. Ramesh, V. Thenmozhi, J. Nagaraj, M. Muniaraj and N. Arunachalam, 2016. Japanese Encephalitis vector abundance and infection frequency in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India: A five-year longitudinal study. J. Entomol. Acarol. Res., 48: 366-371.

  3. Samuel, P.P., D. Ramesh, M. Muniaraj and N. Arunachalam, 2015. Japanese encephalitis vectors in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud., 2: 28-32.

  4. Ramesh, R., M. Muniaraj, P.P. Samuel, V. Thenmozhi, A. Venkatesh and B.K. Tyagi, 2015. Seasonal abundance and the role of predominant Japanese encephalitis vectors Culex tritaeniorhytnchus Giles and Culex gelidus Theobald in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. Indian J. Med. Res., 142: 24-30.

  5. Muniaraj, M., 2014. The lost hope of elimination of Kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) by 2010 and cyclic occurrence of its outbreak in India, blame falls on vector control practices or co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus or therapeutic modalities? Trop. Parasitol., 4: 10-19.
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  6. Muniaraj, M., 2014. Fading chikungunya fever from India: Beginning of the end of another episode? Indian J. Med. Res., 139: 468-470.
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  7. Muniaraj, M. and R.S. Babu, 2014. Coexistence of Philodina roseola (Rotifera: Bdelloidea) with larvae of Aedes aegypti in India. Trop. Biomed., 31: 207-214.

  8. Samuel, P.P., M. Muniaraj, V. Thenmozhi and B.K. Tyagi, 2013. Entomo-virological study of a suspected Japanese encephalitis outbreak in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar, India. Indian J. Med. Res., 137: 991-992.
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  9. Mariappan, T., M. Muniaraj, J.L.S. Victor, B.R. Sathish and K.J. Dhananjeyan et al., 2013. Entomological investigation of chikungunya outbreaks in a few sites in Tamil Nadu during 2010. Nat. Med. J. India, 26: 249-250.
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  10. Muniaraj, M., S. Kumar, C.S. Lal and P.K. Sinha, 2012. Biochemical profile of milk of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Cow (Bos taurus) and goat (Capra hircus): Potential candidates for supporting the growth of Leishmania donovani promastigotes in culture medium as alternative to Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). J. Buffalo Sci., 1: 174-176.
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  11. Muniaraj, M., R. Paramasivan, T. Mariappan, N. Arunachalam and P.K. Sinha, 2012. The treatment of visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) in India: no obvious signs of long-term success. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hygiene, 106: 770-772.
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  12. Muniaraj, M., R. Paramasivan, I.P. Sunish, N. Arunachalam, T. Mariappan, S.V.J. Leo and K.J. Dhananjeya, 2012. Detection of Wolbachia endobacteria in Culex quinquefasciatus by Gimenez staining and confirmation by PCR. J. Vector Borne Dis., 49: 258-261.
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  13. Muniaraj, M., N. Arunachalam, R. Paramasivan, T. Mariappan, P.P. Samuel and V. Rajamannar, 2012. Bdelloid rotifer, Philodina species in the breeding containers of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Trop. Biomed., 29: 646-649.

  14. Paramasivan, R., K.J. Dhananjeyan, S.V. Leo, M. Muniaraj and V. Thenmozhi et al., 2010. Dengue fever caused by dengue virus serotype-3 (Subtype-III) in a rural villege area of Madurai disctrict, Tamil Nadu. J. Med. Res., 132: 339-342.
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  15. Muniaraj, M., R. Rajendran, N. Arunachalam, R. Paramasivan and S.P. Philip, 2010. Prevalence of Ascogregarina spp. in the container breeding Aedes albopictus from Chikungunya fever affected areas of Kerala state, India. J. Communicable Dis., 42: 157-159.

  16. Muniaraj, M., R. Paramasivan and N. Arunachalam, 2010. Glass capping of bacterial culture flasks. J. Bacteriol. Virol., 40: 213-217.

  17. Muniaraj, M., P.K. Sinha and P. Das, 2010. Antileishmanial activity of drug infused mini agar plages on Leishmania donovani promastigotes. Trop. Biomed., 27: 657-661.

  18. Muniaraj, M., R. Rajendran, N. Arunachalam, R. Paramasivan and B.K. Tyagi, 2008. Diversities in microbial relationship with Mosquitoes. In: Medical Arthropodology: Taxonomy and Biodiversity, Tyagi, B.K. (Ed.)., CRME, Madurai, pp: 144-154.

  19. Muniaraj, M., D.S. Dinesh, P.K. Sinha, P. Das and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2008. Dual culture method to determine the relationship of gut bacteria of sandfly (Phlebotomus argentipes) with promastigotes of Leishmania donovani. J. Communicable Dis., 40: 133-138.

  20. Muniaraj, M., D.S. Dinesh, P.K. Sinha, P. Das and R. Paramasivan et al., 2008. A Novel Method to Determine the Relationship of Leishmania donovani Promastigotes and Gut Microbiota of Phlebotomus argentipes. In: Vector-Borne Diseases: Epidemiology and Control, Tyagi, B.K. (Ed.)., Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, pp: 73-79.

  21. Muniaraj, M. and P. Das, 2008. Leishmania donovani promastigotes on "chocolate agar". Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol., 102: 451-453.

  22. Muniaraj, M., C.S. Lal, S. Kumar, P.K. Sinha and P. Das, 2007. Milk of Cow (Bos taurus), Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Goat (Capra hircus): A better alternative for fetal bovine serum in media for the primary isolation, in vitro cultivation and maintenance of Leishmania donovani promastigotes. J. Clin. Microbiol., 45: 1353-1356.

  23. Muniaraj, M., 2007. Paraxoxical drug sensitivity of Leishmania donovani promastigotes: An in vitro study by agar elution and 96 well plate method (Broth dilution). J. Communicable Dis., 39: 255-256.

  24. Muniaraj, M., A.K. Gupta, S. Narayan, D. Singh, P.K. Sinha and P. Das, 2006. Long-term preservation of Leishmania donovani promastigotes on blood agar slants. Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol., 100: 173-175.

  25. Muniaraj, M., A.K. Gupta, S. Narayan, S. Kumar, P.K. Sinha, K. Kishore and P. Das, 2005. Removal of bacterial and yeast contamination from Leishmania promastigotes culture by agar plating. Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol., 99: 617-621.

  26. Muniaraj, M., A.K. Gupta, S. Narayan, D. Singh and P.K. Sinha et al., 2005. Preservation of Leishmania donovani promastigotes in blood agar slants. J. Communicable Dis., 37: 191-195.