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Nagaraj Chatakondi

Research Geneticist


Dr. Chatakondi is a Research Geneticist in the Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit to improve efficiency of catfish reproduction with a special interest on the production of channel catfish X blue catfish hybrids with emphasis on impacts of environmental and genetic influences on commercial-scale hybrid fry production and subsequent performance of catfish for important traits. His interests are to improve broodstock selection and production of catfish, basic and applied studies on conditions and treatments that enhance and explain the spawning and breeding success of catfish and hybrid catfish in commercial systems. Research studies will be focused on improving maturity, egg quality and reproductive performance of channel catfish to improve hybrid catfish fry production, and to improve production traits (growth, fillet yield, and disease resistance) of hybrid catfish.