Praneeth Silva

Praneeth Silva
University of Manitoba | UMN · Department of Oral Biology

Bachelor of Science (Special) in Zoology
M.Sc. in Oral Biology (Candidate) I am looking for a PhD position in Wildlife, Biodiversity Conservation and Management

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Introduction
Mr Praneeth Silva is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant belongs to the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Manitoba. Praneeth Silva accepted Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree in Zoology stream from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka. His dissertation of the undergraduate research project was primarily addressed Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Diseases, Animal Polymorphism and Biodiversity and Conservation.
Additional affiliations
April 2021 - present
University of Manitoba
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Assist in the development, coordination and conducting of research programs
April 2019 - July 2020
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Assist in the development, co-ordination and conducting research programs in natural diverse environment
January 2019 - March 2019
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Assist in the development, co-ordination and conducting research programs in natural diverse environment
Education
January 2013 - August 2017
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Field of study
  • Zoology, Chemistry and Management

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Publications (35)
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Alcohol is a common addictive substance and prenatal alcohol exposure can caused various birth defects. Craniofacial region which is primarily derived from the neural crest derived ectomesenchyme are adversely affected by alcohol. Small freshwater teleost fish has been identified as a fine animal model to study the craniofacial development, melanoc...
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Alcohol is a common addictive substance and prenatal alcohol exposure could cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and can lead to various birth defects. The small teleost zebrafish (Danio rerio) has been identified as a fine animal model in developmental biology and toxicological research. Zebrafish models are widely used to study the harmfu...
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) refer to the entire suite of detrimental consequences resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol is identified as an environmental teratogen competent of inducing a wide range of developmental abnormalities. Embryonic alcohol exposure produces clinically recognizable wide range of congenital malformati...
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Background: Sparganosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Plerocercoid larvae (spargana) of the genus Spirometra. We aimed to provide molecular evidence for the infection of amphibians with Spirometra sp. in the inside and outside of Horton Plains National Park (HPNP), Sri Lanka. Methods: The prevalence of sparganum infection in wild frogs (Truga...
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Introduction: Vertebrate color patterns are composed of specialized pigment-producing cells, the chromatophores. Melanin is the main pigment type that colors the skin and skin appendages in mammals. Melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes have embryonic neural crest cells origin and their development and functions...
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Vertebrate color patterns are composed of specialized pigment-producing cells, the chromatophores. Melanin is the main pigment type that colors the skin and skin appendages in mammals. Melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes have embryonic neural crest cells origin and their development and functions are ubiquitous...
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Melanin is the pigment that colors the skin and skin appendages. Melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes have embryonic neural crest cells origin and their development and functions are ubiquitous across vertebrates. Alcohol is a widely abused teratogenic substance. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is describe...
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Foraging ecology of E. palliseri was investigated from January to December 2017 in Horton Plains National Park (HPNP) in randomly placed three 100 m line transects in each of the three major habitats of HPNP as Cloud Forest (CF), Cloud Forest Die Back (DB) and Grassland (GL). Usage of vegetation, foraging substrates, foraging height and attack mano...
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The butterflies are an extremely diverse group of enticing insects in Sri Lanka, comprising 248 known species, of which 26 are endemic species. Present study was conducted from January 2019 to December 2019 in the Maduru Oya National Park with the main objectives of estimating the butterfly diversity and its temporal variation throughout the year....
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Butterflies are very fascinating flying insects among lepidopterans and essential bio indicators of ecology and evolutionary studies. There are about 19000 species of butterflies has distributed around the world. The Western Ghats – Sri Lanka region is a global biodiversity hot spot characterized by a large number of endemic species. With respect t...
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The present study was conducted from January 2019 to December 2019 around the Maduru Oya Reservoir in the Maduru Oya National Park with the main objectives of estimating the butterfly diversity and its temporal variation throughout the year.
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The butterflies are an extremely diverse group of enticing insects in Sri Lanka, comprising 248 known species, of which 26 are endemic species. Present study was conducted from January 2019 to December 2019 around the Maduru Oya Reservoir in the Maduru Oya National Park with the main objectives of estimating the butterfly diversity and its temporal...
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A study on abnormalities and polymorphisms of amphibians found within and outside the Horton Plains National Park has identified a distinct frog species that does not belong to its generic "hourglass frog" classification
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Parasites, pathogens and predators are major biotic threats for amphibian survival. According to the most of amphibian studies in the field, found that helminthes parasites act characterizing crucial role for vesting physical abnormalities. Even though, parasite-host relationship is a natural biotic interaction operating in the ecosystem, anthropog...
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Parasites, pathogens and predators are major biotic threats for amphibian survival. According to the most of amphibian studies in the field, found that helminths act characterizing crucial role for vesting physical abnormalities. Even though, parasite-host relationship is a natural biotic interaction operating in the ecosystem, anthropogenic activi...
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Amphibian abnormalities are caused by numerous etiologies prevailing in the environment. Since amphibians are good bio indicators of the environment, amphibian abnormalities are popularly known as a veritable ecological screening tool to assess ecosystem health. The present study was carried out encompassing within and outside the Horton Plains Nat...
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Sri Lanka is a bird paradise. The island supports a rich avifaunal diversity that stands at 453 species at present. At least 240 species of birds are breeding residents and 189 species are non-breeding visitors to this country. Among them 33 resident species are endemic to Sri Lanka. Mixed species flocking behavior is a common phenomenon in tropica...
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The mortality of wild animals due to vehicular traffic is one of direct impacts when natural habitats are replaced with roads. The major non-natural source of vertebrate death is the road mortality which is increasing even within nature reserves and national parks disignated as protected areas.
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This paper article is with reference to an amphibian abnormality survey which was carried out within and outside the Horton Plains National Park areas covering all the lentic water bodies within the central hill region of the country. At the end of the survey many surficial and skeletal abnormalities of amphibians were discovered in both localities...
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All amphibians are directly impacted by the natural, chemical and physical characteristics that influence their habitats and affect their physical development, maturation and amphibian survival. Any changes in these factors lead to the collapse of their entire ecosystem and endanger their lives.
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Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a group of ubiquitous intracellular molecules that HSP27, HSP70 and HSP90 are powerful chaperones. HSPs function as molecular chaperones in numerous processes, such as protein folding and transport, and are induced under stress conditions, such as fever and radiation. Certain HSPs are potent inducers of innate and ant...
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This article reveals novel colour and pigment pattern variations of Taruga eques discovered in the Horton Plains National Park. At the end of the study period six different dorsal colour variations and five different pigment patterns were introduced to the herpetology
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Seasonal distribution of E. palliseri was investigated from January to November 2017 at the Horton Plains National Park (HPNP). In CF, three 50m additional transects were placed to cover three different forest areas as deep forest, forest middle and forest edge and surveyed using visual encounter method during morning, midday and evening time perio...
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Maduru Oya (588 km2; is the third largest national park in Sri Lanka.. Since its establishment in 1983, the park has become a sanctuary for a rich faunal assemblage including many important mammalian species. This research was carried out with the objective of updating existing knowledge on the occurrence of medium and large sized terrestrial mamma...
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Amphibian body colouration and pigment patterns play a vital role on their survival in the environment. Anuran polymorphism were studied in and around the five lentic water bodies of within and outside the Horton Plains National Park from January 2017 to November 2017 on three consecutive days per month. A total number of 694 amphibians, belonging...
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Amphibian abnormalities are good ecological screening tool to assess the ecosystem health. Abnormalities are governed by both biotic and abiotic factors. Since most of the worldwide abnormality studies have been focused on laboratory studies rather than field surveys, the actual threat of amphibians can’t be determined. Amphibian abnormalities were...
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Amphibian abnormalities are good ecological screening tool to assess the ecosystem health. Abnormalities are governed by both biotic and abiotic factors. Since most of the worldwide abnormality studies have been focused on laboratory studies rather than field surveys, the actual threat of amphibians can’t be determined. A total of 694 amphibians b...
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The current study was conducted in and around five selected lentic waterbodies at the Horton Plains National park (HPNP), in Sri Lanka from January 2016 to December 2016 for three consecutive days per month with the objective of studying the utilization of lentic waterbodies by inhabiting herpetofauna. Amphibian and agamid survey was conducted in t...
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The current study was conducted in and around five selected lentic water bodies at the Horton Plains National park; Sri Lanka from January 2016 to December 2016, with the objective of studying the utilization of lentic water bodies by inhabiting herpetofauna.
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Populations of animals which are suffering from diseases or physical abnormalities are encountered occasionally to field zoologists. Amphibians are good bioindicator species which reflect the specific habitat conditions in an ecosystem. Scientists are doing the mass of amphibian diversity surveys worldwide. As a result of that many amphibians are b...
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Amphibian body coloration and pigment patterns play a vital role in their survival in the environment. Anuran polymorphism were studied in and around the three lentic water bodies of the Horton Plains National Park (HPNP) from January 2017 to November 2017 on three consecutive days per month. A total number of 511 amphibians, belonging to 3 familie...
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Animal colouration plays an important role in many aspects of animal ecology and have important implications for animal fitness. Body colouration primarily used for defense against predators and camouflage is considered as the most commonly used and wide spread defensive colouration. This polymorphism study of amphibians was carried out in the Ce...
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Amphibians are considered as excellent bio indicators of the environmental health. Hence, many researches have been subjected on amphibians and disclosed that many amphibian species have disappeared or prone to extinction worldwide including Sri Lanka. Recent studies revealed that prevalence of morphological abnormalities of many amphibian populati...
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Amphibians are considered as excellent bio indicators of the environmental health. Hence, many researches have been subjected on amphibians and disclosed that many amphibian species have disappeared or prone to extinction worldwide including Sri Lanka. A total number of 511 amphibians, belonging to 3 families and 7 species were sampled during the...

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What are the steps to be carried out to increase the PCR yield?
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Hi all academics,
What do you think about the need of melanogenesis research in humans?
Why there is a lack of melanogenesis research in humans?
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what is the significance of existence as a human being in this universe?
What should be the role of humans?
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What are the main guidelines, could you give for a new researcher who is going to make a research proposal?
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Dear Academics,
What are the different presentation skills that must be developed by any presenter in presenting a poster and oral presentation?
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Kindly could you comment here, why many researchers are using Zebrafish as a model organism in research?
What are other fish species that could be used as model organisms in research?
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