Biodieversity, Taxonomy, Ecology and developmental biology of soil and fresh water nematodes
4/425-C, Sir Syed Nagar, ALIGARH-202002
Dr. Qudsia Tahseen is a Professor of Zoology at Aligarh Muslim University who teaches Animal Ecology as well as Nematology to the students of the Masters programme. She has made remarkable contributions in the field of Nematology. She has described and revised a good number of nematode taxa and has addressed the taxonomic identification from different perspectives so as to adopt a holistic approach combining morphological, developmental and ecological characteristics for better scientific value instead of the lopsided shallow morphological study. Her lucid and critical analyses of species supplemented with Scanning Electron Microscopic details and her wide taxonomic skills have been accredited internationally as she remains so far the only Asian to receive ONTA Special Award for sustained excellence in Nematology. She has also conducted pioneering studies in India on nematode development while her ecological findings led to the understanding of shifts in subterranean food web. Due to the skills and expertise, she has been invited to reputed labs of Europe and America under prestigious fellowships of Royal Society, Rothamsted International, INSA, DBT, TWAS, TWOWS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, European Union Consortium, Australian Academy of Sciences, DFG and Max- Planck Institute etc. for collaborative research or to teach/ guide post-graduate students at Erasmus Mundus and EUMAINE programmes.
Some Important Publications
TAHSEEN, Q.; AHLAWAT, S. & HUSSAIN, A. (2017). Description of a new and two known species of Cephaloboides Rahm, 1928 (Nematoda: Rhabditidae) from India, with discussion on the taxonomy of the genus. Zootaxa 4277: 352-368
TAHSEEN, Q. & Clark, I. M. (2014). Attraction and preference of bacteriophagous and plant-parasitic nematodes towards different types of soil bacteria. Journal of Natural History DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2013.873088 (U.K)
TAHSEEN, Q., QAZI, M. A., MUSTAQIM, M., AHLAWAT, S. & BERT, W. (2013) Descriptions of ten known species of the superfamily Mononchoidea (Mononchida: Nematoda) from North India with a detailed account on their variations. Zootaxa 3646: 301-335.
KAZI, M. A., PRASAD, J. S., KHAN, R. SOMASEKHAR, N. & TAHSEEN, Q. (2013). A revision of genus Metarhabditis (Nematoda: Rhabditidae) with description of three known species, a key to the identification of congeners and their relationship. Journal of Natural History 47 (U.K.) DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2013.
TAHSEEN, Q.; SULTANA, R. ; KHAN, R. & HUSSAIN, A. (2012). Description of two new and one known species of the closely related genera Cruznema Artigas, 1927 and Rhabpanus Massey, 1971 (Nematoda: Rhabditidae) with a discussion on their relationships. Nematology 14: 1-16.
TAHSEEN, Q.; SHAH, A. A.; KHAN, R.; SULTANA, R.; HUSSAIN, A. & AHMAD, I. (2009). Biogeography and variations in allopatric populations of Distolabrellus veechi Anderson, 1983 (Nematoda: Rhabditidae). Nematology 11: 815-826.
TAHSEEN, Q. (2008). Coelomocytes: Biology and Possible Immune Functions in Invertebrates with Special Remarks on Nematodes. International Journal of Zoology, Invited Article ID 218197, 13 pages, doi:10.1155/2009/218197
Tahseen, Q., Sultana, R. & Khan, R. (2007). Species of Teratorhabditis (Osche, 1952) Dougherty, 1953 (Nematoda: Rhabditida) from sewage and manure samples in India including a discussion on relationships within the genus. Hydrobiologia 583: 127-140.Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-006-0489-1
TAHSEEN, Q.; CLARK, I. M.; ATKINS, S. D.; KERRY,B. R. & HIRSCH, P. R. (2005). Impact of the nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia on nematode and microbial populations. Communications Applied Biological Sciences, Gent University 70: 81-87.
TAHSEEN, Q.; SHERIDEN, J. & PERRY, R. N. (2004). Electropharyngeograms of pharyngeal pumping activity in six species of free-living nematodes. Nematology, 6: 49-54.