Dr. Kathirvelu  Baskar

Dr. Kathirvelu Baskar

Professor
Vivekananda College, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Entomology from University of Madras, India

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Biography

Dr. K. Baskar born and brought up at Suriyampalayam village, Thiruchengode, Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu, India. He has completed PhD in Entomology-Zoology from University of Madras, Chennai, India. He is specialized in the field of Agricultural & Household Entomology and Ecotoxicology. He is having 10 years of research experience including 6 months teaching experience. He has published 50 papers in the field of entomology especially in agricultural pest management. He has served as Entomologist at Al- Yamama Trading and Contracting Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has provided training to farmers and self-help groups in many villages in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts on identification of insect pests, natural enemies, botanical pesticide formulation preparation and production of vermicompost for sustainable agriculture. Presently, he is working as Senior Scientist at Bioscience Research Foundation, Porur, Chennai, India and he is engaged in evaluating the Bio-efficacy of household and agricultural pesticides under lab and field conditions; he is also involved in evaluating the eco-toxicological effects of agricultural and household chemicals. He is serving as editor and reviewer in a few international journals.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Agricultural Science
62%
Agricultural Biology
90%
Biological Sciences
75%
Entomology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Packiam, S.M., C. Emmanuel, K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2015. Feeding deterrent and genotoxicity analysis of a novel phytopesticide by using comet assay against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Braz. Arch. Biol. Technol., 58: 487-493.
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  2. Nattudurai, G., S.S. Irudayaraj, M.G. Paulraj, K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2015. Insecticidal and repellent activities of Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. extracts against three major stored product pests. Entomol. Ornithol. Herpetol.: Curr. Res., Vol. 4. 10.4172/2161-0983.1000148.
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  3. Muthu, C., K. Baskar, V. Duraipandiyan, S. Ignacimuthu and N.A. Al-Dhabi, 2015. Bioefficacy of pectolinaringenin from Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. F. against Anopheles stephensi and bhendi fruit borer, Earias vittella fab. Braz. Arch. Biol. Technol., 58: 358-366.
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  4. Muthu, C., K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2015. Antifeedant, larvicidal and growth inhibitory activities of fractions from Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. F. against bhendi fruit borer Earias vittella Fab. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 48: 495-503.
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  5. Duraipandiyan, V., K. Baskar, C. Muthu, S. Ignacimuthu and N.A. Al-Dhabi, 2015. Bioefficacy of flindersine against Helicoverpa armigera Hubner, Spodoptera litura Fabricius, Anopheles stephensis Liston. and Culex quinquefasciatus Say. Braz. Arch. Biol. Technol., 58: 595-604.
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  6. Duraipandiyan, V., C. Muthu, K. Baskar, N.A. Al-Dhabi and S. Ignacimuthu, 2015. Evaluation of fractions and 5,7-dihydroxy-4',6-dimethoxy-flavone from Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. F. against Helicoverpa armigera Hub. Braz. Arch. Biol. Technol., 58: 216-221.
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  7. Baskar, K., S. Ignacimuthu and M. Jayakumar, 2015. Toxic effects of Couroupita guianensis against Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Neotrop. Entomol., 44: 84-91.
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  8. Baskar, K., C. Muthu and S. Ignacimuthu, 2015. Bio efficacy of Atalantia monophylla (L) Correa (Rutaceae) against Spodoptera litura Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Entomol. Ornithol. Herpetol.: Curr. Res., Vol. 4. 10.4172/2161-0983.1000145.
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  9. Baskar, K., A.S. Kumar, G.A. Raj, S.M. Packiam and S. Ignacimuthu, 2015. Bioefficacy of Blumea mollis (D. Don) Merr. and Hygrophila schulii (Buch.-Ham.) (Syn. H. auriculata) against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 48: 400-411.
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  10. Pavunraj, M., K. Baskar, S. Janarthanan and M. Arumugam, 2014. Phytopesticidal effects of Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murr. leaves on three economically important lepidopteran insect pests. J. Coastal Life Med., 2: 549-554.
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  11. Pavunraj, M., K. Baskar, S. Janarthanan and M. Arumugam, 2014. Antibacterial and antifeedant activities of Spilanthes acmella leaf extract against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and brinjal fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis larvae. J. Coastal Life Med., 2: 980-985.
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  12. Pavunraj, M., K. Baskar, M.G. Paulraj, S. Ignacimuthu and S. Janarthanan, 2014. Phagodeterrence and insecticidal activity of Hyptis suaveolens (Poit.) against four important lepidopteran pests. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 47: 113-121.
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  13. Packiam, S.M., K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2014. Feeding deterrent and growth inhibitory activities of PONNEEM, a newly developed phytopesticidal formulation against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed., 4: S323-S328.
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  14. Muthu, C., K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2014. Biopotential of Fleuggea leucopyrus (Koen.) Willd. against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 47: 2248-2256.
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  15. Manickam, P., B. Kathirvelu, J. Sundaram and A. Munusamy, 2014. Bio-efficacy of crude leaf extracts of Acalypha fruticosa Forssk. against some agriculturally important insect pests. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Dis., 4: S890-S894.
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  16. Kumar, A.S., K. Baskar, A. Johnson and S. Vincent, 2014. Geographic variation in cypermethrin insecticide resistance and morphometry in Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Coastal Life Med., 2: 225-229.
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  17. Kapasi, M., S. Yelshetty, R. Haveri, J. Mekali, N.M. Sunilkumar and K. Baskar, 2014. Bio-efficacy of different oil carriers in ultra low volume sprayer for management of pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in pigeonpea ecosystem. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 47: 1166-1174.
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  18. Baskar, K., V. Duraipandiyan and S. Ignacimuthu, 2014. Bioefficacy of the triterpenoid friedelin against Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) and Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pest Manage. Sci., 70: 1877-1883.
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  19. Baskar, K., C. Muthu and S. Ignacimuthu, 2014. Ovicidal activity of Couroupita guianensis (Aubl.) against Spodoptera litura (Fab.). Psyche: J. Entomol., VOl. 2014. 10.1155/2014/783803.
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  20. Baskar, K., C. Muthu and S. Ignacimuthu, 2014. Effect of pectolinaringenin, a flavonoid from Clerodendrum phlomidis, on total protein, glutathione S-transferase and esterase activities of Earias vittella and Helicoverpa armigera. Phytoparasitica, 42: 323-331.
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  21. Patel, N., D.K. Jha, A.K. Shrivastava and K. Baskar, 2013. Performance of Gramapriya poultry birds under different systems of management. J. Agric. Technol., 9: 1769-1774.
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  22. Packiam, S.M., K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2013. Insecticidal and histopathological effects of botanical formulations against Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Agric. Technol., 9: 553-563.
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  23. Muthu, C., K. Baskar, S. Ignacimuthu and A.S. Al-Khaliel, 2013. Ovicidal and oviposition deterrent activities of the flavonoid pectolinaringenin from Clerodendrum phlomidis against Earias vittella. Phytoparasitica, 41: 365-372.
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  24. Mekali, J., A. Naganagoud, M. Kapasi, A.G. Sreenivas, U. Nidonia and K. Baskar, 2013. Management of Rhyzopertha dominica Fab. under modified atmospheric condition in stored sorghum. SOAJ Entomol. Stud., 2: 34-43.
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  25. Jha, D.K., S. Prasad, N. Patel and K. Baskar, 2013. Comparative evaluation of dahlem red and desi crosses chicken reared under intensive system of poultry management. J. Agric. Technol., 9: 1405-1410.
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  26. Baskar, K. and S. Ignacimuthu, 2013. Ovicidal activity of Couroupita guianensis (Aubl.) against cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 46: 1571-1579.
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  27. Pavunraj, M., K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Efficacy of Melochia corchorifolia L. (Sterculiaceae) on feeding behavior of four lepidopteran pests. Int. J. Agric. Res., 7: 58-68.
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  28. Packiam, S.M., K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Ovicidal activity of botanical oil formulations against Helicoverpa armigera Hubner and Spodoptera litura Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed., 2: S1241-S1244.
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  29. Muthu, C., K. Baskar, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Bioefficacy of Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. f. and Flueggea leucopyrus (Koen.) Willd. against Earias vittella Fab. J. Entomol., 9: 332-342.
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  30. Kovendan, K., S. Arivoli, R. Maheshwaran, K. Baskar and S. Vincent, 2012. Larvicidal efficacy of Sphaeranthus indicus, Cleistanthus collinus and Murraya koenigii leaf extracts against filarial vector, Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasitol. Res., 111: 1025-1035.
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  31. Baskar, K., R. Maheswaran and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Bioefficacy of Ceasalpinea bonduc (L.) Roxb. against Spodoptera litura Fab. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 45: 1127-1137.
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  32. Baskar, K., G.A. Raj, P.M. Mohan, S. Lingathurai, T. Ambrose and C. Muthu, 2012. Larvicidal and growth inhibitory activities of entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana against Asian Army Worm, Spodoptera litura Fab. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Entomol., 9: 155-162.
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  33. Baskar, K., C. Muthu, G.A. Raj, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Ovicidal activity of Atalantia monophylla (L) Correa against Spodoptera litura Fab.(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed., 2: 987-991.
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  34. Baskar, K. and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Ovicidal activity of Atalantia monophylla (L) Correa against Helicoverpa armigera Hubner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Agric. Technol., 8: 861-868.
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  35. Baskar, K. and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Bioefficacy of violacein against Asian armyworm Spodoptera litura Fab. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Saudi Soc. Agric. Sci., 11: 73-77.
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  36. Baskar, K. and S. Ignacimuthu, 2012. Antifeedant, larvicidal and growth inhibitory effects of ononitol monohydrate isolated from Cassia tora L. against Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) and Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Chemosphere, 88: 384-388.
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  37. Ramasamy, P.K., K. Baskar and S. Ignacimuthu, 2011. Influence of vermicompost on kernel yield of Maize (Zea mays L.). Elixir Agric., 36: 3119-3121.

  38. Raj, G.A., S. Janarthanan, S.D. Samuel, K. Baskar and S. Vincent, 2011. Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin isolated from Pulney hills, Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu with insecticides and fungicides. Elixir Agric., 40: 5563-5567.
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  39. Baskar, K., S. Sasikumar, C. Muthu, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2011. Bioefficacy of Aristolochia tagala Cham. against Spodoptera litura Fab. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 18: 23-27.
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  40. Baskar, K., R. Maheswaran, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2011. Bioefficacy of plant extracts against Asian army worm Spodoptera litura Fab. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Agric. Technol., 7: 123-131.
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  41. Baskar, K., R. Maheswaran, M. Jayakumar, S.J. William, A.T. Fleming, T. Ambrose and S. Vincent, 2011. Effects of different plant food on food utilization and energy budget in Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus). Elixir Aquac., 35: 2901-2904.
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  42. Muthu, C., K. Padmapriya, K. Baskar, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2010. Antifeedant and larvicidal activities of Gracilania carticata and Entenomorpha flexuosa against Earias vittella Fab. J. Adv. Zool., 31: 78-82.

  43. Muthu, C., K. Baskar, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2010. Bioefficacy of Atalantia monophylla (L.) Correa. against Earias vittella Fab. J. Central Eur. Agric., 11: 27-30.
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  44. Baskar, K., R. Maheswaran, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2010. Bioefficacy of Couroupita guianensis (Aubl) against Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae. Spanish J. Agric. Res., 8: 135-141.
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  45. Vendan, S.E., K. Baskar, M.G. Paulraj and S. Ignacimuthu, 2009. Antifeedant and Larvicidal effect of Hydnocarpus alpina Wt. (Flacourtiaceae) Extracts against the Larvae of Helicoverpa armigera Hub. In: Ecofriendly Insect Pest Management, Ignacimuthu, S. and B.V. David (Eds.). Elite Publication, New Delhi, India, ISBN-13: 9788188901371, pp: 210-216.

  46. Maheshwaran, R., K. Baskar, S. Kingsley and S. Ignacimuthu, 2009. Bioefficacy of some Essential Oils against the Larvae of Vector Mosquitoes Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). In: Ecofriendly Insect Pest Management, Ignacimuthu, S. and B.V. David (Eds.). Elite Publication, New Delhi, India, ISBN-13: 9788188901371, pp: 309-312.

  47. Baskar, K., S. Kingsley, S.E. Vendan, M.G. Paulraj, V. Duraipandiyan and S. Ignacimuthu, 2009. Antifeedant, larvicidal and pupicidal activities of Atalantia monophylla (L) correa against Helicoverpa armigera Hubner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Chemosphere, 75: 355-359.
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  48. Vendan, S.E., K. Baskar, M. Ramar, S. Lingathurai and S. Ignacimuthu, 2008. Effect of Plant Extracts on Larval Development of Helicoverpa armigera. In: Recent Trends in Insect Pest Management, Ignacimuthu, S. and S. Jayaraj (Eds.). Elite Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, ISBN-13: 9788188901333, pp: 215-219.

  49. Vendan, S.E., B. Kaleeswran, K. Baskar and A.P. Anand, 2008. Conservation of Indian Flying Fox, Pteropus giganteus in Tamil Nadu, South India. In: Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation, Reddy, V. (Ed.). Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India, ISBN-13: 9788170355298, pp: 81-91.

  50. Baskar, K., S. Kingsley, S.E. Vendan and S. Ignacimuthu, 2008. Feeding Deterrency of some Plant Extracts against Asian Armyworm Spodotera litura Fab. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). In: Recent Trends in Insect Pest Management, Ignacimuthu, S. and S. Jayaraj (Eds.). Elite Publication, New Delhi, India, ISBN-13: 9788188901333, pp: 225-227.