Department of Microbiology

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Haryana (INDIA)

Introduction:

Department of microbiology was established in 1995, with a prime aim of providing masters degree in microbiology to the aspirants and also for doing advanced research in various applied areas of the subject. At present department is equipped to the extent to meet the basic demand of postgraduate and doctoral students, having required infrastructure needed at this level. During the short span of five years, since its inception, the students who obtained the degree from this department are well-placed in industries/institutions of repute in India and abroad. Besides, several of our scholars every year go to other institutes for advanced training in different disciplines of microbiology and receive appreciation from experts of microbiology. Existing staff members in the department are well-trained in theory and practicals both and are capable of delivering the best to the students. To keep the students abreast with the latest developments and scenario worldwide which takes place in the field of microbiology, a regular revision of syllabus is done and appropriate amendments are made accordingly.

The department catalyses a close interaction among faculty members, students, other academic organizations and industry of similar interests in such a manner that each paves the way for other efficiently by undertaking teaching and research. The department is in process of launching some programme to interact with various national and international organizations of biological sciences for the exchange of information and advancing knowledge within basic and applied areas of life sciences.

Admission to M.Sc. in Microbiology:

Each year 15 students are admitted in the university department on the basis of their academic merit at graduate level. The reservation and weightage given to the students in different categories are as per the state Government and university rules. For details of admission procedure either the notice to admission in leading newspapers in March/April or the prospects of the university may please be referred.

Postgraduate Courses taught in Microbiology:

During two-year programme of M.Sc. in Microbiology various basic and applied courses offered to the students are as under;

 

 

Course Design For M. Sc. Microbiology (w.e.f. 2001-2002)

 

M.Sc. Previous

 

A) Theory Papers                                                                                Max. Marks

 

Micro - I                       Fundamentals of Microbiology                                        80

Micro - II                      Microbial Metabolism & Physiology                                80

Micro - III                    Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology                       80

Micro - IVA                 Techniques in Microbiology                                            40

Micro - IVB                  Biostatistics and Computational Techniques                     40

B) Practicals

Micro - V                     Practical Based on Papers I and II                                 90

Micro - VI                    Practical Based on Papers III and IVA                          65

Micro - VII                   Practical Based on Paper IVB                                       25

                                     

Total                                                                                                                500

 

 

M.Sc. Final

 

A) Theory Papers                                                                                Max. Marks

 

Micro - VIII                  Agricultural & Environmental Microbiology                     80

Micro - IX                    Industrial Microbiology   and Biotechnology                     80

Micro - X                      Food Microbiology                                                         80

Micro - XI                    Clinical Microbiology, Immunology & Virology                80

B) Practicals

Micro - XII                   Practical Based on Papers VIII and IX                           80

Micro - XIII                  Practical Based on Papers X and XI                               80

C) Project Report/Assignment

Micro - XIV                  Report/assignment based on one                                     20

aspect of microbiology

 

Total                                                                                                                500

 

Grand Total                                                                                                     1000

 

Existing Staff in the Department:

Teaching Staff:

 

Dr. K.R. Aneja (M.Sc., Ph.D., FBS, FPSI)                            Professor and Chairman       
                        Ph. 20410, 20416 Extn. 529                                        talash@vidya.kuk.ernet.in

 

Dr. Neelam (M. Sc. Ph. D)                                                     Lecturer                                                                                                                                             kuru@vidya.kuk.ernet.in

 

Dr. Anil Kumar Puniya (M. Sc. Ph. D) (on leave)                 Lecturer                                                                                                                                              micropu@vidya.kuk.ernet.in

 

Non Teaching Staff:

Clerk - 1, Lab Assistant - 1, Cleaner - 1, Peon-1.

Students:

M.Sc. (Previous)          = 17

M.Sc. (Final)                = 15

Ph.D.                           = 02

Research in progress:

Research                    Supervisor’s Name    Year of                  Research Topic

Scholar’s Name                                              Registeration

i) Yasmin Mirja             Dr. K.R. Aneja             19-02-98         Isolation of thermophillic

alkaline protease producing microorganisms and production, purification and characterization.

ii) Kartikey Kumar             - do-                              ---                              ---------

            Gupta

 

Research work completed:

 

Research                    Supervisor’s Name    Year of                  Research Topic

Scholar’s Name                                              Registeration/

                                                                        Submission

            -----                              ------                             -----                  --------

 

Project undertaken:

 

Project title                             Convener        Sponsoring body                     Duration

 
Developing strategies            Dr. K.R. Aneja     ODA-NRI (DFID), UK           1996-1999

For the control of

Parthenium weed  in

India using fungal

Pathogens.       

 

Research and publications of staff members:


PUBLICATIONS OF Dr. K.R. ANEJA

 BOOKS :

      

1. Experiments in Microbiology, Plant  pathology, Tissue Culture and Mushroom Cultivation, Wishwa Parkashan, A Division of Wiley Eastern, New Delhi, 1993,  471 pp.

      Second Edition, 1996, 451 pp. (K.R. Aneja).

      

2.   An Introduction to Mycology, Wiley Eastern, New Delhi,1990, 776 pp. (R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

   3 From Ethnomycology to Fungal Biotechnology Eds. J. Singh and K.R. Aneja, Kluwer Academic/PlenumPublishers, Netherlands/UK , 1999, 308 pp.

 

4.  Glimpses in Plant Sciences, Pragati Prakashan, Meerut, India.(Eds. K.R. Aneja et al.) 2000 , pp.  416.

 

B.      Proceedings

         

          Proceedings of the International Conference “From Ethnomycology to Fungal Biotechnology - Exploiting Fungi from Natural Resources for Novel Products” held at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) from 15-16 December, 1997. pp.1-36 (Eds. J. Singh and K. R. Aneja)

 

C.      Research Publications

1.** Ecological and physiological studies of the microflora  decomposing grassland litter. Ist International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Dunedin, New Zealand B, 34, 1977 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

2.**  Ecology of microflora in the grassland litter decomposition at Kurukshetra. Proc. IInd International Mycological Congress, Tampa Florida, USA, 1977 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

3.       A simple method of inducing reproductive structures in fungi. Bot. Progress 1: 63-64, 1978 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

4.       The fungal air-spora at Botanical Garden Kurukshetra. Bot. Progress 1: 45-48, 1978 (R.S. Mehrotra, K.R. Aneja and P. Madan).

 

5.**  Enzymological studies on litter colonizing Ascomycetes. Proc. 66th Indian Sci. Congr., 23-24, 1978 (K.R. Aneja).

 

6.       Microbial decomposition of Chenopodium album litter. I. Succession of decomposers. J. Indian bot. Soc. 58(2): 189-196, 1979 (R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

7.       First record of Acremonium persicinum from India. Nat. Acad. Sci. Letters. 2(6): 205, 1979 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

8.       An unrecorded  post harvest rot of apple. Curr. Sci. 48(22): 996, 1979 (G. Sumbali, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

9.       Gliocladium roseum on apple from India. Indian Phytopath. 32(4): 643, 1979 (G. Sumbali, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

10.     Qualitative and Quantitative changes to the microflora on Desmostachya bipinnata burried in soil. Bot.l Progress, 2: 50-54, 1979 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

11**Microbial biodegradation of mixed litter of grasses on the soil surface. 49th Annual Session Nat. Acad. Sci., Nagpur, 142, 1979 (K.R. Aneja).

 

12**A preliminary study of planktonic diatoms of various religious tanks at Kurukshetra (India). 49th Annual Session Nat. Acad. Sci., Nagpur (India), 116, 1979 (Ramesh Kumar, K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

13.     An unrecorded fruit rot of orange (Citrus reticulata Blanco). Curr. Sci. 49(8): 1980 (R. Dhingra, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

14.     A new post harvest disease of Annona squamosa L. Curr. Sci. 49(12): 477-478, 1980 (R. Dhingra, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

15.     Diurnal variations in physico-chemical properties of water and planktonic contents of biological significance in the Brahmsarovar tank at Kurukshetra. I. Studies in the littoral zone. J. Sci. Res. 2(1): 11-15, 1980 (R.K.Sardana, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

16.     Comparative celluloytic ability of microfungi inhabiting various types of litter. Indian Nat. Sci. Acad., New Delhi, B. 46(4): 566-571, 1980 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

17.       Studies on the microorganisms decomposing above ground parts of “the grass’ Desmostachya bipinnata. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India, 50(B), 12-20, 1980 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

18.     A new Pestalotiopsis fruit rot of Sapodilla. Indian Phytopath. 32(2): 330, 1980 (R. Dhingra, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

19.     A preliminary study of interspecific association among eight dominant fungal species observed on decomposing Chenopodium album litter. J. Indian bot. Soc. 59(4): 333-335, 1980 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

20.    Addition to the fungi of India. II. Two new records. Nat. Acad. Sci. Letters. 3(10): 288, 1980 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

21.     Chaetomium erectum a new record from India. Nat. Acad. Sci. Letters. 3(11): 321-323, 1980 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

22.     Microbial biodegradation of mixed litter of grasses on the soil surface. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India. 50(B): 163-170, 1980 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

23.     Approaches to biological control with antagonistic microorganisms. Ann. Rev. Plant Sciences (Ed. C.P. Malik), Vol. 2: 81-96, 1980 (R.S. Mehrotra, K.R. Aneja and M.K. Goel).

 

24.**Qualitative and quantitative changes in the mycoflora on Desmostachya bipinnata burried in soil. Proc. 67th Indian Sci. Congr., Calcutta, 1980 (K.R. Aneja).

 

25.     Fungal decomposition of Desmostachya and Chenopodium litter. Indian Nat. Sci. Acad. B47(1): 93-95, 1981 (K.R. Aneja).

 

26.     An unrecorded root rot of cauliflower caused by macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Gold. Curr. Sci. 50(18): 831, 1981 (K.R. Aneja, B.L. Saini and M. Batra).

 

27**Role of Fungi in litter decomposition. Proc. 68th Indian Sci. Congr., Allahabad, 26, 1981. (K.R. Aneja).

 

28.     Comparison of the primary production of phytoplankton in the two lakes of different trophic status. In Current Trends in Life Sciences. Vol. 247-262, 1982 (R.K. Sardana, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

29.     The most suitable medium for trapping fungi from air. Science and Culture, 48(2): 77-78, 1982 (Parmod Madan, L.C. Lamba and K.R. Aneja).

 

30.     Rhizosphere and biological control. In Current Trends in Life Sciences, Vol. 9:  169-188, 1982 (Professor L.P. Mall’s Commemoration Volume) (S.B. Saksena, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

31.     Microbial decomposition of Chenopodium album litter. II. Comparative cellulolytic ability. J. Indian bot. Soc. 61: 195-199, 1982 (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

32.     A new post harvest disease of apple  (Malus pumila) in India. Indian J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol. 12(1): 53, 1982 (G. Sumbali, R.S. Mehrotra and K.R. Aneja).

 

33.     Control of post-harvest diseases of fruit and vegetables. Bot. Progress 5: 1-4, 1982 (R.S. Mehrotra, Geeta Sumbali and K.R. Aneja).

 

34.     In vitro activity of pectolytic enzymes produced by Colletotrichum capsici. Bot. Progress. 5: 65-69, 1982 (K.R. Aneja and R. Bhan).

 

35.     Enzymological studies on litter colonizing Ascomycetes. Proc. Indian Nat. Sci. Acad. B49(6): 735-739, 1983 (K.R. Aneja).

 

36.     Decomposition of Desmostachya bipinnata litter in the grassland of Kurukshetra. Proc. Nat. Symp. Adv. Front Pl. Sci., Jodhpur (Eds. H.C. Arya et al.) 271-272, 1983 (K.R. Aneja).

 

37.     In vitro decomposition of paddy straw. 53rd Annual Session Nat. Acad. Sci. India, Goa. 02, 1983. (K.R. Aneja and N. Chaturvedi).

 

38.     In vitro and in vivo production of cellulase by Acremonium cymosum W. Gams. Geobios. 11: 193-196, 1984 (N. Chaturvedi, B.L. Saini and K.R. Aneja).

 

39.   Trichothecium parvum - a new fungal record from India. Nat. Acad. Sci. Letter 7(9): 207-268, 1984 (B.L. Saini, N. Chaturvedi and K.R. Aneja).

 

40.   Rhizosphere microflora of healthy and Rhizoctonia bataticola infected Brassica oleracea var. botrytis. Geobios New Report. 4: 158-161, 1985 (K.R. Aneja, B.L. Saini and N. Chaturvedi).

 

41.    Decomposition of roots of rice (Oryza sativa L.). I. Ecological studies. Indian bot. Reptr. 4(2): 200-202, 1985(K.R. Aneja, B.L. Saini and N. Chaturvedi).

 

42**Decomposition of Oryza sativa Linn. straw in soil pits. Proc. 72 Indian Sci. Congr. Lucknow, 118-119, 1985 (N. Chaturvedi and K.R. Aneja).

 

43**In vitro production of cellulolytic and pectolytic enzymes by Colletotrichum capsici But. and Bis. Proc. 72nd Indian Sci. Congr. Lucknow, 95, 1985 (K.R. Aneja and R. Bhan).

 

44.     Growth response of four thermophilic fungi at different incubation temperatures. Biome. 2(2): 105-108, 1987 (K.R. Aneja and S. Paul).

 

45**Fungal colonization of Desmostachya bipinnata (Linn.) Stapf. litter in grassland of Kurukshetra. Proc. Indigenous Medicinal Plants Symposium, Hardwar, 1988 (K.R.Aneja).

 

46.     Biological control of waterhyacinth with plant pathogens. Proc. Nat. Symp. Advances Mycology. Punjab University, Chandigarh, Feb. 16-18, 1987, p. 38 (K.R. Aneja and K. Singh).

 

47.     Biological plant litter decomposition - Fungi as decomposers of Plant litter. pp. 387-417. In Perspectives in Mycology and Plant Pathology. (Eds. V.P. Agnihotri, A.K. Sarbhoy and D. Kumar) Malhotra Publishing House, N. Delhi, 1988 (K.R. Aneja).

 

48.  Fungi-agents of biological control. Chapter 3 pp. 37-52. In Biocontrol of Plant Diseases, Vol. 1 1988. Eds. K.G. Mukerji and K.L. Garg, CRC Press, Florida, USA (R.S. Mehrotra, K.R. Aneja, A.K. Gupta and A. Aggarwal)           

 

49.     A new leaf spot disease of waterhyacinth. Indian Phytopath. 41(1): 160, 1988 (K.R. Aneja, K. Singh and R. Bhan).

 

50.     Fungal colonization of Desmostachya bipinnata (Linn.) Stapf. litter in grassland of Kurukshetra. pp. 51-59. In Indigenous Medicinal Plants Symp. 1988. Today and Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers, New Delhi (K.R. Aneja and R. Bhan).

 

51.     Additions to the fungi of India V. Rhizopus microsporus and Trichoderma pseudokoningii. Indian J. mycol. Res. 26(1): 71-73, 1989 (K.R. Aneja and B.L. Saini).

 

52.     Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissler, a pathogen of waterhyacinth with biocontrol potential. Tropical Pest Management, UK, 35(4): 354-356, 1989 (K.R. Aneja and K. Singh).

 

53.   Effect of DDT and BHC on the growth of two aquatic fungi. Indian J. mycol. Res. 27(1): 73-77, 1989 (K. Singh, K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

54.     Growth response of six thermophilic fungi at different incubation temperatures. Indian J. mycol. Res. 27(2): 149-152, 1989 (K.R. Aneja, N. Dhami and Veena).

 

55.   Thermophilic and Thermotolerant fungi isolated from air in and near an animal house. Kavaka 17(1,2): 38-43, 1989 (K.R. Aneja and N. Dhami).

 

56.     An allergy causing plant Parthenium hysterophorus L. Jeevanti 7: 51-54, 1989 (K.R. Aneja and A.B. Sharma).

 

57**Cellulose decomposition by thermophilic fungi acting singly; in combination and in sequence. 5th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Kyoto, Japan, August 27-September 1, 1989. (K.R. Aneja).

 

58.     Leaf spot disease of field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis a new disease record. Tropical Pest Management, U.K. 36(1): 75, 1990 (K.R. Aneja and B. Srinivas).

 

59.     Three new pathogenic fungi of waterhyacinth from India. Tropical Pest Management, UK 36(1): 76, 1990 (K.R. Aneja, B. Srinivas and K. Singh).

 

60.     Leaf spot disease of waterhyacinth, Eichhorina crassipes a new disease record from India. Tropical Pest Management, U.K. 36: 405-406, 1990 (K.R. Aneja and B. Srinivas).

 

61.   Deadly weed, Parthenium hysterophorus L. and its control - A review, pp. 258-269. In Botanical Researches in India. (Eds. N.C. Arey and B.L. Chaudhary). Himanshu Publications, Udaipur, 1991 (K.R. Aneja).

 

62.     Deadly weed, Parthenium hysterophorous L. and its distribution. Indian J. Weed Science, 23: 14-18, 1991 (K.R. Aneja, S.R. Dhawan and Anju Bala).

 

63.     Evaluation of Epicoccum nigrum for the biological control of waterhyacinth. J.  Biol. Contl. 5(2): 116-118, 1991 (K.R. Aneja and B. Srinivas).

 

64.    Fusarium ovule rot of sago palm (Cycas revoluta Thunb) from Hardwar, India: a new record. Tropical Pest Management, U.K. 38(1): 106, 1992 (G. Prasad, K.R. Aneja, Navneet and V. Shanker).

 

65.   Effect of waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms on the physicochemical environment of a shallow pond. Proc. Indian Nat. Sci. Acad., New Delhi. B58(6): 357-364, 1992 (K.R. Aneja and K. Singh).

 

66.     Fungal pathogens of aquatic weeds of Haryana. J. Mycopathol. Res. 30(2): 139-152, 1992 (K.R. Aneja and B. Srinivas).

 

67.     New host record of Bipolaris sorokiniana on water hyacinth. Indian Phytopath. 45: 473, 1992 (K.R. Aneja and B. Srinivas).

 

68**Control of waterhyacinth with fungal pathogens. Ist International Weed Control Congress, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 17-21 February, 1992. (K.R. Aneja).

 

69.  Experimental evaluation of Fusarium chlamydosporum as a biocontrol agent of waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) (Mart.) Solms. pp. 145-149 In Proc. International Symposium on Integrated Weed Management for Sustainable Agriculture Vol. II. Ed. R.K. Malik, 18-20 Nov., 1993 at HAU, Hisar (K.R. Aneja, B. Srinivas and M. Kaur).

 

70.    Parthenium hysterophors Linn. - The danger weed and its control. Biome 6(1): 117-122, 1993 (S.R. Dhawan, K.R. Aneja and P. Dhawan).

 

71**Current status of waterhyacinth control with fungal pathogens. In National symposium on Biodiversity. Panjab University, Chandigarh, May 1, 1993 (K.R. Aneja).

 

72.     Fungi - General aspects - Morphology, systematics and reproductive biology. pp. 233-254. In Botany in India - History and Progress. Vol. I, 1994, (Ed. B.M. Johri), Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi (R.S. Mehrotra, K.R. Aneja, A. Aggarwal and A. Gupta).

 

73.  Leaf-spot disease of Parthenium hysterophorus - a new disease record. Nat. Acad. Sci. letters. 17: 179-180, 1994 (K.R. Aneja, M. Kaur and Anju Sharma).

 

74.     Chaetomium senegalense - a new record from India. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India 64(B) II: 229-230, 1994. (K.R. Aneja and Raj Kumar).

 

75**Biological control of waterhyacinth with fungal pathogens in India - present status and prospects. In 9th EWRS International symposium on Aquatic Weeds, Dublin, Ireland, 12th to 16th Sept., 1994 (K.R. Aneja and B.Srinivas).

 

76**Decomposition of wheat straw cellulose by pure and mixed cultures of thermophilous fungi. In 17th All India Botanical Conference. Vol. 73 (Supplement) P. 10, 1994 (Raj Kumar and K.R. Aneja).

 

77.     Fungal pathogens of terrestrial weeds of Haryana. J. Mycopathol. Res. 33(1): 15-20, 1995 (K.R. Aneja and M. Kaur).

 

78**Thermophilic molds: Growth, amylase1 and PH relationships. In 36th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India. pp. 160-161, 1995 (K.R. Aneja and Raj Kumar).

 

79**Microbes as biocontrol agents of pests. In Proc. 83rd Ind. Sci. Congress held at Panjabi University, Patiala. pp. 76-77, 1996 (K.R. Aneja).

 

80.     Exploitation of fungal pathogens for bicontrol of Waterhycacinth pp. 141-156. In Some Facets of Biodiversity 1996. (Eds. R.K. Kohli, N. Jerath and D. Batish). Published by Society of Environment Scientists. Punjab Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, India (K.R. Aneja).

 

81**Strategies in biological control of weeds  with  plant  pathogens.  pp. 243-252. In Disease Scenario in Crop Plants. Vol. II, 1996 (Eds. V.P. Agnihotri, Om Parkash, Ram Kishan and A.K. Mishri,). International Books and Periodicals Supply Service, Delhi (K.R. Aneja and R.S. Mehrotra).

 

82.     Experimental evaluation of Alternaria eichhorniae as biocontrol agents of waterhyacinth. In Proc. 2nd International Weed Control Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-28 June 1996 (K.R. Aneja)

 

83.     Discovery and development of mycoherbicides for biological control of weeds. pp.517-556, In New Apporaches in Microbial Ecology, 1997 (Eds. J.P. Tewari, G.Saxena, N. Mittal, I. Tewari and B.P. Chamola). Aditya Books Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi (K.R. Aneja).

 

84.     Fungal control agents. Chapter 5, pp. 111-138. In Environmentally Safe Approaches to Crop Disease Control. 1997 (Eds. Nancy A. Recheigl and Jack E. Recheigl). CRC, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, New York, USA (R.S. Mehrotra, K.R. Aneja and A. Aggarwal).

 

85.     New records from India and redescription of Corynascus thermophilus and its anamorph Myceliophthora fergusii. Mycotaxon (USA), 68: 185-192, 1998. (L. Sigler, K.R. Aneja, Raj Kumar, R. Maheshwari and R.V. Shukla).

 

86**Fungal pathogens associated with terrestrial weeds of Haryana pp.38-39. In Proc. 84th Session Indian Sci. Congress, Delhi, 1997. (S. Kaushal and K.R.Aneja)

 

87.     Biological suppression of aquatic weeds with fungal pathogens. pp.174-191. In Biological Suppression of Plant Diseases,PhytoparasiticNematodes and Weeds, 1998 (Eds. S.P. Singh and S.S. Hussaini) Project Directorate of Biological Control , Bangalore, India.( K.R.Aneja)

         

88.       Occurrence of Gibbago trianthemae Simmons on horse purslane, Trianthema portulacastrum L. in India, J. Biol. Control,12(2):157-159,1998 (K.R. Aneja and S. Kaushal).

 

89.       Biotechnological applications of thermophilic fungi in mushroom compost preparation. pp.115-126. In From Ethnomycology to Fungal Biotechnology, 1999 (Eds. J. singh and K.R. Aneja) Plenum Publishers, UK (Raj Kumar and K.R.Aneja).

 

90.     Biotechnology for the production and enhancement of mycoherbicide potential. pp.91-114. In From Ethnomycology to Fungal Biotechnology, 1999 (Eds. J. Singh and K.R. Aneja) Plenum Publishers, UK (K.R. Aneja).

 

91.     Synnmukerjiomyces thermophile a new thermophilic hyphomycete from India. pp.1-5. In Advances in Microbial Biotechnology, 1999 (Eds. J.P.Tiwari, T.N. Lakhanpal, J. Singh, Rajni Gupta and B.P. Chamola) APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi (K.R. Aneja and Raj Kumar).

 

92.**The impact of Parthenium weed in India on the development of an integrated management strategy based on Australian experience. p. 58. In X International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. Bozeman, Montana USA, July 4-14, 1999. (Seier, M.K., D. Djeddior, S. Doraiswamy, P. Sreerama Kumar, L.P. Kauraw and K. R. Aneja). 93.

 

93        Influence of incubation  temperature  on growth rates of fifteen thermophilous fungi.. J. Mycopathol.Res. 37(1): 5-8,1999. (R.Kumar and K.R. Aneja).

 

94        A new host record of Myrothecium roridum from India. J. Mycopathol. Res. 2000. 37(2): 87-88 (K.R. Aneja, S. Kaushal, Raj Kumar and S.A. Khan).

 

95        Field efficacy of seed dressing chemicals on seedling emergence, seed yield and seed weight in soybean. Seed Research . 28 (1): 54-58, 2000. (Anuja Gupta and K. R. Aneja).

 

96        Powdery mildew disease (Erysiphe cichoracearum  DC) on congress grass – a new disease record. J. Mycopathol. Res. 2000, 38(1): 54-55 (K.R. Aneja and S.A. Khan).

 

97        Horse purslane (Trianthema portulacastrum L.) and its biocontrol with fungal pathogens. pp. 187-198. In Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Crop, Pest and Disease Management, 2000 (Eds. Upadhayaya et al.) (K.R.Aneja, S. A. Khan and S. Kaushal).

 

98        Fungal pathogens of terrestrial weeds of Haryana – II. J. Mycopathol. Res. 2000. 38(1): 13-17 (K.R. Aneja and S. Kaushal).

 

99        Biopesticides (Microbial pesticides). pp. 20-27. In Glimpses in Plant Sciences (Eds. K.R. Aneja, M. U. Charaya, A. K. Aggarwal and D.K. Hans). Pragati Parkashan, Meerut, 2000 (Eds. K.R. Aneja et al.) (K.R. Aneja).

 

100      Biotechnological and industrial applications of thermophilic fungi –A review. Pp. 42-55. In Glimpses in Plant Sciences (Eds. K.R. Aneja, M. U. Charaya, A. K. Aggarwal and D.K. Hans). Pragati Parkashan, Meerut, 2000. (K.R. Aneja and Raj Kumar).

 

101     Congress grass (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) : Its impact, infestation and biological control with fungal pathogens - An overview. Pp. 317-332. In Glimpses in Plant Sciences (Eds. K.R. Aneja, M. U. Charaya, A. K. Aggarwal and D.K. Hans). Pragati Parkashan, Meerut, 2000 (K.R. Aneja and S. A. Khan).

 

102     Management of horse purslane (Trianthema portulacastrum L.) with Gibbago trianthemae Simmons in India. pp. 27-33. In X International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. Bozeman, Montana USA, (July 4-14, 1999) (Ed. Neal R. Spencer) 2000. Published by Montana State University, Montana, USA. (K.R. Aneja, S.A. Khan and S. Kaushal).

 

103     Congress grass – its life history, impact and control. Jeevanti 2000, 23-31(K.R. Aneja and S.A. Khan).

 

104     **Biofungicides : Present status and future. In Symposium on Biotechnology of PlantProtection – application and technology development. Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, Feb. 25 – 27, 2000 (K.R. Aneja and S.A. Khan).

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PUBLICATIONS OF Dr. NEELAM

 

1.        Aggarwal, N., Kalara, M.S. and Singh, A.  1989. Pleiotropic changes in the activities of extracellular toxins of Pseudomonas aerguinosa – protease deficient mutants.  Acta Microbiologica Polonica, 38 (3/4): 313-316.

2.        Aggarwal, N., Singh, A. and Kalara, M.S. 1990. Pseudomonas aeruginosa I. Enterotoxin production. J. Res. Punjab Agric. Univ., 27 (4): 639-644.

3.        Punj, V., Gupta, R. P., Matta, Hittu and Neelam. 1992. Histopathological studies on mycorrhizal infected roots of Leucaena leucocephala. J. Res. Punjab Agric. Univ., 29 (2): 225-229.

4.        Sidhu, R.K., Gupta, R.P., Sedha, R.K. Neelam and Pandher, M.S. 1993. Optimization of fermentation condition for ethanol production using immobilized and free cells of Izymonas mobilis ATCC 10988. Indian J. Microbiol., 33(3): 169-173.

5.        Aggarwal, N. and Gupta, S. 1995. Incidence of Yersinia enterocolitica in various foods and faecal materials. Res. Dev. Report., 12 (1-2): 11-17.

6.        Chander Kala., Bhatia, Shivas, Neelam and Sedha, R.K. 1995. Development of thermotolerant yeast for ethanol production from cane molasses. In : Proceedings of National Seminar on Application of Biotechnology in Molasses based and Allied Industries: Trends and Prospects, held at Kanpur on February 25-26, 1994.

7.        Bhatia, Shivas, Chander Kala, R.K. Sedha and Neelam. 1995. Development of a fast flocculating yeast for ethanol production from molasses. In : Proceedings of National Seminar on Application of Biotechnology in Molasses Based and Allied Industries:Trends and Prospects , held at Kanpur on Feb., 25-26, 1994.

8.        Kaur, A., Dhillion, R., Aggarwal, N. and Kahlon, R.S. 1995. Solid state fermentation of lignocellulosics by Pleurotus ostreatus.  In : Fungi in Biotechnology (Ed. A. Parkash), CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi (India), pp. 187-191.

9.        Bedi, G.S., Aggarwal, N. and Sedha, R.K. 1996. Ethanol production from Sorghum grains by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF). In : Perspectives in Microbiology (Ed. R.S. Kahlon), National Agricultural Technology Information Centre, Ludhiana (India), pp. 372-376.