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May 27, 2018
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A report on Nipah virus outbreak ongoing in Kerela, written by Vishal Dashora (M.Sc. Final). 

May 19, 2018
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The online registration for admission to M.Sc. and Ph.D. Microbiology for academic year 2018-19 has started. The admission portals will remain open for registration till 07-Jun-2018. For registration, please visit P.G. admission portal of University here, and Ph.D. admission portal here.

May 7, 2018
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On 18-May-2018, Ms.Babbal will be presenting a paper titled 'DNA nanorobot functions as a cancer therapeutic...' which may be downloaded by clicking on the image below. This will be followed by work presentation by Ms. Meenu Saini.

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Since its inception, the faculty members of the Department have authored more than six hundred research papers in peer-reviewed journals of international repute.

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Some of the Journals for which we have authored research papers

Research Papers Published (2012 onwards):


Singh, N.S., Singhal, N., and Virdi, J.S. (2018). Genetic environment of blaTEM-1, blaCTX-M-15, blaCMY-42 and characterization of integrons of Escherichia coli isolated from an Indian urban aquatic environment. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 382.

Dagar VK, Adivitiya, and Khasa YP (2018) “Combined effect of gene dosage and process optimization strategies on high-level production of recombinant human Interleukin-3 (hIL-3) in Pichia pastoris fed-batch culture” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules,108:999-1009.

Khera L., Paul C., & Kaul R. (2018). Hepatitis C Virus mediated metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma as a therapeutic target for cancer management. Current Drug Metabolism Vol 19



Kaushik, M., Kumar, S., Kapoor, R.K., Virdi, J.S., and Gulati, P. (2017).Integrons in Enterobacteriaceae: diversity, distribution and epidemiology. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 51, 167-176.

Chandra U, Yadav A, Kumar D, Saha S (2017).Cell cycle stage-specific transcriptional activation of cyclins mediated by HAT2-dependent H4K10 acetylation of promoters in Leishmania donovani. PLoS Pathog. Sep 22;13(9):e1006615

Khera L., Paul C., & Kaul R. (2017). Hepatitis C Virus E1 protein promotes cell migration and invasion by modulating cellular metastasis suppressor Nm23-H1. Virology, 506:110-120.

Bindal, S., & Gupta, R. (2017). Hyperproduction of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase from Bacillus licheniformis ER15 in the presence of high salt concentration. Preparative Biochemistry and  Biotechnology, 47(2), 163-172.

Jain, K. K., Kumar, S., Deswal, D., & Kuhad, R. C. (2017). Improved production of thermostable cellulase from Thermoascus aurantiacus RCKK by fermentation bioprocessing and its application in the hydrolysis of office waste paper, algal pulp, and biologically treated wheat straw. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 181(2), 784–800.

Malhotra, S., Singh, S., Rana, N., Tomar, S., Bhatnagar, P., Gupta, M., Kuhad R.C. & Richards, N. G. J. (2017). Chemoenzymatic synthesis, nanotization and anti-Aspergillus activity of optically enriched fluconazole analogues. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 61 (8) 273.

Bindal, S., Sharma, S., Singh, T. P., & Gupta, R. (2017). Evolving transpeptidase and hydrolytic variants of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase from Bacillus licheniformis by targeted mutations of conserved residue Arg109 and their biotechnological relevance. Journal of Biotechnology, 249, 82-90.

Dagar, V. K., Adivitiya, & Khasa, Y. P. (2017). High-level expression and efficient refolding of therapeutically important recombinant human Interleukin-3 (hIL-3) in E. coli. Protein Expression and Purification, 131, 51-59.

Gandhi, J., Khera, L., Gaur, N., Paul, C., & Kaul, R. (2017). Role of modulator of inflammation cyclooxygenase-2 in gammaherpesvirus mediated tumorigenesis. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 538.

Kumari, S., Pal, R. K., Gupta, R., & Goel, M. (2017). High resolution X-ray diffraction dataset for Bacillus licheniformis gamma glutamyl transpeptidase-acivicin complex: SUMO-tag renders high expression and solubility. Protein Journal, 36(1), 7-16.

Saini, M., Bindal, S., & Gupta, R. (2017). Heterologous expression of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase from Bacillus atrophaeus GS-16 and its application in the synthesis of gamma-d-glutamyl-l-tryptophan, a known immunomodulatory peptide. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 99, 67-76.

Syal, P., Verma, V. V., & Gupta, R. (2017). Targeted mutations and MD simulations of a methanol-stable lipase YLIP9 from Yarrowia lipolytica MSR80 to develop a biodiesel enzyme. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 104(Pt A), 78-88.



Adivitiya, Dagar, V. K., Devi, N., & Khasa, Y. P. (2016).High level production of active streptokinase in Pichia pastoris fed-batch culture.International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 83, 50-60.

Bajaj, P., Kanaujia, P. K., Singh, N. S., Sharma, S., Kumar, S., & Virdi, J. S. (2016). Quinolone co-resistance in ESBL- or AmpC-producing Escherichia coli from an Indian urban aquatic environment & their public health implications.Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23, 1954-1959.

Bajaj, P., Singh, N. S., & Virdi, J. S. (2016).Escherichia coli beta-Lactamases: what really matters.Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 417.

Baliyan, A., Sital, S., Tiwari, U., Gupta, R., & Sharma, E. K. (2016). Long period fiber grating based sensor for the detection of triacylglycerides. BiosensBioelectron, 79, 693-700.

Bhardwaj, K. N., Jain, K. K., Kumar, S., & Kuhad, R. C. (2016). Microbiological analyses of traditional alcoholic beverage (chhang) and its starter (balma) prepared by bhotiya tribe of UttarakhandIndia. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 56, 28-34.

Bindal, S., & Gupta, R. (2016). Thermo- and salt-tolerant chitosan cross-linked gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase from Bacillus licheniformis ER15. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 91, 544-553.

Dagar, V. K., Adivitiya, Devi, N., & Khasa, Y. P. (2016). Bioprocess development for extracellular production of recombinant human interleukin-3 (hIL-3) in Pichia pastoris. Journal of Indusrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 43(10), 1373-1386.

Devi, N., Adivitiya, & Khasa, Y. P. (2016). A combinatorial approach of N-terminus blocking and codon optimization strategies to enhance the soluble expression of recombinant hIL-7 in E. coli fed-batch culture. Applied Microbiology and  Biotechnology, 100(23), 9979-9994.

Faridi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016). Novel alkalistable alpha-carbonic anhydrase from the polyextremophilic bacterium bacillus halodurans: characteristics and applicability in flue gas CO sequestration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(15), 15236-15249.

Kumari, A., Satyanarayana, T., & Singh, B. (2016). Mixed substrate fermentation for enhanced phytase production by thermophilic mould Sporotrichum thermophile and its application in beneficiation of poultry feed. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 178, 197-210.

Nisha, M., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016).Characteristics, protein engineering and applications of microbial thermostable pullulanases and pullulan hydrolases. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology100(13), 5661-5679.

Parashar, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016). A chimeric α-amylase engineered from Bacillus acidicola and Geobacillus thermoleovorans with improved thermostability and catalytic efficiency. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology43(4), 473-484.

Ranjan, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016). Recombinant HAP phytase of the thermophilic moldSporotrichum thermophile: Expression of the codon-optimized phytase gene in Pichia pastoris and applications. Molecular Biotechnology58(2), 137-147.

Singh, B., Poças-Fonseca, M. J., Johri, B. N., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016). Thermophilic molds: Biology and applications. Critical Reviews in Microbiology42(6), 985-1006.

Singh, Y., Gupta, N., Verma, V. V., Goel, M., & Gupta, R. (2016). Selective disruption of disulphide bonds lowered activation energy and improved catalytic efficiency in TALipB from Trichosporon asahii MSR54: MD simulations revealed flexible lid and extended substrate binding area in the mutant. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications472(1), 223-230.

Singh, Y., & Gupta, R. (2016). Novel S-enantioselective lipase TALipB from Trichosporon asahii MSR54: Heterologous expression, characterization, conformational stability and homology modeling. Enzyme and Microbial Technology83, 29-39.

Singhal, N., Kumar, M., & Virdi, J. S. (2016). MALDI-TOF MS in clinical parasitology: applications, constraints and prospects. Parasitology, 143(12), 1491-1500.

Singhal, N., Kumar, M., & Virdi, J. S. (2016).Resistance to amoxicillin-clavulanate and its relation to virulence-related factors in Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology34(1), 85.

Yadav, A., Chandra, U., & Saha, S. (2016). Histone acetyltransferase HAT4 modulates navigation across G2/M and re-entry into G1 in Leishmania donovani. Scientific Reports, 6, 27510.



Bajaj, P., Singh, N. S., Kanaujia, P. K., & Virdi, J. S. (2015). Distribution and molecular characterization of genes encoding CTX-M and AmpC β-lactamases in Escherichia coli isolated from an Indian urban aquatic environment. Science of The Total Environment505, 350-356.

Gandhi, J., Gaur, N., Khera, L., Kaul, R., & Robertson, E. S. (2015). COX-2 induces lytic reactivation of EBV through PGE2 by modulating the EP receptor signaling pathway. Virology484, 1-14.

Gaur, N., Gandhi, J., Robertson, E. S., Verma, S. C., & Kaul, R. (2015). Epstein–Barr virus latent antigens EBNA3C and EBNA1 modulate epithelial to mesenchymal transition of cancer cells associated with tumor metastasis. Tumor Biology36(4), 3051-3060.

Goswami, K., Arora, J., & Saha, S. (2015). Characterization of the MCM homohexamer from the thermoacidophilic euryarchaeon Picrophilus torridusScientific Reports5.

Gupta, R., Kumari, A., Syal, P., & Singh, Y. (2015). Molecular and functional diversity of yeast and fungal lipases: their role in biotechnology and cellular physiology. Progress in Lipid Research57, 40-54.

Gupta, V., Gulati, P., Bhagat, N., Dhar, M. S., & Virdi, J. S. (2015). Detection of Yersinia enterocolitica in food: an overview. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases34(4), 641-650.

Jain, I., Kumar, V., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015). Xylooligosaccharides: an economical prebiotic from agroresidues and their health benefits. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 53, 131-142.

Jain, K. K., Dey, T. B., Kumar, S., & Kuhad, R. C. (2015). Production of thermostable hydrolases (cellulases and xylanase) from Thermoascusaurantiacus RCKK: a potential fungus. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering38(4), 787-796.

Joshi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015). Bioprocess for efficient production of recombinant Pichia anomala phytase and its applicability in dephytinizing chick feed and whole wheat flat Indian breads. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology42(10), 1389-1400.

Joshi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).Characteristics and applicability of phytase of the yeast Pichia anomala in synthesizing haloperoxidase. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology176(5), 1351-1369.

Joshi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).In vitro engineering of microbial enzymes with multifarious applications: prospects and perspectives. Bioresource Technology176, 273-283.

Kanaujia, P. K., Bajaj, P., Kumar, S., Singhal, N., & Virdi, J. S. (2015). Proteomic analysis of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A under iron-rich and iron-poor conditions indicates existence of efficiently regulated mechanisms of iron homeostasis. Journal of Proteomics124, 39-49.

Kanaujia, P. K., Bajaj, P., & Virdi, J. S. (2015).Analysis of iron acquisition and storage-related genes in clinical and non-clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A. APMIS123(10), 858-866.

Kumar, D., & Saha, S. (2015). HAT3-mediated acetylation of PCNA precedes PCNA monoubiquitination following exposure to UV radiation in Leishmania donovani. Nucleic Acids Research43(11), 5423-5441.

Kumar, S., Jain, K. K., Bhardwaj, K. N., Chakraborty, S., & Kuhad, R. C. (2015). Multiple Genes in a single host: Cost-effective production of bacterial laccase (cotA), pectatelyase (pel), and endoxylanase (xyl) by simultaneous expression and cloning in single vector in E. coliPloS One10(12), e0144379.

Kumar, S., Jain, K. K., Singh, A., Panda, A. K., & Kuhad, R. C. (2015). Characterization of recombinant pectatelyase refolded from inclusion bodies generated in E. coli BL21 (DE3). Protein Expression and Purification110, 43-51.

Kumar, V., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015). Generation of xylooligosaccharides from microwave irradiated agroresidues using recombinant thermo-alkali-stable endoxylanase of the polyextremophilic bacterium Bacillus halodurans expressed in Pichia pastoris. Bioresource Technology179, 382-389.

Kumari, A., Baronian, K., Kunze, G., & Gupta, R. (2015).Extracellular expression of YlLip11 with a native signal peptide from Yarrowia lipolytica MSR80 in three different yeast hosts. Protein Expression and Purification110, 138-144.

Kumari, A., & Gupta, R. (2015). Functional characterisation of novel enantioselective lipase TALipA from Trichosporon asahii MSR54: sequence comparison revealed new signature sequence AXSXG among yeast lipases. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology175(1), 360-371.

Kumari, A., & Gupta, R. (2015). Functional characterization of a novel aspartic acid rich lipase, TALipC, from Trichosporon asahii MSR54: solvent-dependent enantio inversion during esterification of 1-phenylethanol. Biotechnology Letters37(1), 121-130.    

Mehta, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).Structural elements of thermostability in the maltogenic amylase of Geobacillus thermoleovoransInternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules79, 570-576.

Nisha, M., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).Characteristics of thermostable amylopullulanase of Geobacillus thermoleovorans and its truncated variants. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules76, 279-291.

Nisha, M., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).The role of N1 domain on the activity, stability, substrate specificity and raw starch binding of amylopullulanase of the extreme thermophile Geobacillus thermoleovoransApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology99(13), 5461-5474.

Ranjan, B., Singh, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).Characteristics of recombinant phytase (rSt-Phy) of the thermophilic moldSporotrichum thermophile and its applicability in dephytinizing foods. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology177(8), 1753-1766.

Saran, S., Mukherjee, S., Dalal, J., & Saxena, R. K. (2015).High production of erythritol from Candida sorbosivorans SSE-24 and its inhibitory effect on biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutansBioresource Technology198, 31-38.

Shivlata, L., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016). Thermophilic and alkaliphilic Actinobacteria: biology and potential applications. Actinobacteria in Special and Extreme Habitats: Diversity, Function Roles and Environmental Adaptations, 8.

Singh, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015). Fungal phytases: characteristics and amelioration of nutritional quality and growth of non-ruminants. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition99(4), 646-660.

Singhal, N., Kumar, M., Kanaujia, P. K., & Virdi, J. S. (2015). MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: an emerging technology for microbial identification and diagnosis. Frontiers in Microbiology6, 791.

Syal, P., & Gupta, R. (2015).Cloning, expression, and biochemical characterization of an enantioselective lipase, YLIP9, from Yarrowia lipolytica MSR80. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology176(1), 110-124.

Tripathi, P., Rawat, G., Yadav, S., & Saxena, R. K. (2015). Shikimic acid, a base compound for the formulation of swine/avian flu drug: statistical optimization, fed-batch and scale up studies along with its application as an antibacterial agent. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek107(2), 419-431.

Verma, V. V., Gupta, R., & Goel, M. (2015).Phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis of functional divergence among gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) subfamilies. Biology Direct10(1), 49.


Arora, J., Goswami, K., & Saha, S. (2014). Characterization of the replication initiator Orc1/Cdc6 from the Archaeon Picrophilus torridusJournal of Bacteriology196(2), 276-286.

Bhaduri, A., Misra, R., Maji, A., Bhetaria, P. J., Mishra, S., Arora, G., Singh, L. K., Dhasmana, N., Dubey, N., Virdi, J.S.& Singh, Y. (2014). Mycobacterium tuberculosis cyclophilin A uses novel signal sequence for secretion and mimics eukaryotic cyclophilins for interaction with host protein repertoire. PloS One9(2), e88090.

Bindal, S., & Gupta, R. (2014).L-Theanine synthesis using γ-glutamyl transpeptidase from Bacillus licheniformis ER-15. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry62(37), 9151-9159.

Dabral, P., Khera, L., & Kaul, R. (2014). Host proteins associated with Hepatitis C virus encoded NS4A. VirusDisease25(4), 493-496.

Deswal, D., Gupta, R., Nandal, P., & Kuhad, R. C. (2014). Fungal pretreatment improves amenability of lignocellulosic material for its saccharification to sugars. Carbohydrate Polymers99, 264-269.

Dhar, M. S., & Virdi, J. S. (2014). Strategies used by Yersinia enterocolitica to evade killing by the host: thinking beyond Yops. Microbes and Infection16(2), 87-95.

Jain, I., Kumar, V., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Applicability of recombinant β-xylosidase from the extremely thermophilic bacterium Geobacillus thermodenitrificans in synthesizing alkylxylosides. Bioresource Technology170, 462-469.

Joshi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Optimization of heterologous expression of the phytase (PPHY) of Pichia anomala in P. pastoris and its applicability in fractionating allergenic glycinin from soy protein. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology41(6), 977-987.

Kumar, V., Jahan, F., Kameswaran, K., Mahajan, R. V., & Saxena, R. K. (2014).Eco-friendly methodology for efficient synthesis and scale-up of 2-ethylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate using Rhizopusoryzae lipase and its biological evaluation. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology41(6), 907-912.

Kumar, V., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Production of thermo-alkali-stable xylanase by a novel polyextremophilicBacillushalodurans TSEV1 in cane molasses medium and its applicability in making whole wheat bread. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering37(6), 1043-1053.

Kumar, V., Yadav, S., Jahan, F., & Saxena, R. K. (2014).Organic synthesis of maize starch-based polymer using Rhizopusoryzae lipase, scale up, and its characterization. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology44(4), 321-331.

Kumari, A., & Gupta, R. (2014).Novel strategy of using methyl esters as slow release methanol source during lipase expression by mut+ Pichia pastoris X33. PloS One9(8), e104272.

Mahajan, R. V., Kumar, V., Rajendran, V., Saran, S., Ghosh, P. C., & Saxena, R. K. (2014). Purification and characterization of a novel and robust L-asparaginase having low-glutaminase activity from Bacillus licheniformis: in vitro evaluation of anti-cancerous properties. PloS One9(6), e99037.

Mehta, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014). Domain C of thermostable α-amylase of Geobacillus thermoleovorans mediates raw starch adsorption. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology98(10), 4503-4519.

Nimesh, H., Sur, S., Sinha, D., Yadav, P., Anand, P., Bajaj, P., Virdi, J.S. & Tandon, V. (2014). Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel bisbenzimidazoles as Escherichia coli topoisomerase IA inhibitors and potential antibacterial agents. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry57(12), 5238-5257.

Nisha, M., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Characterization and multiple applications of a highly thermostable and Ca2+-independent amylopullulanase of the extreme thermophile Geobacillus thermoleovoransApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology174(7), 2594-2615.

Raghuwanshi, S., Misra, S., & Saxena, R. K. (2014).Treatment of wheat straw using tannase and white-rot fungus to improve feed utilization by ruminants. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology5(1), 13.

Rastogi, N., Nagpal, N., Alam, H., Pandey, S., Gautam, L., Sinha, M., Shin, K., Manzoor, K., Virdi, J.S., Kaur, P., Sharma, S., & Singh, T.P. (2014). Preparation and antimicrobial action of three tryptic digested functional molecules of bovine lactoferrin. PloS One9(3), e90011.

Sharma, A., Thakur, V. V., Shrivastava, A., Jain, R. K., Mathur, R. M., Gupta, R., & Kuhad, R. C. (2014). Xylanase and laccase based enzymatic kraft pulp bleaching reduces adsorbable organic halogen (AOX) in bleach effluents: A pilot scale study. Bioresource Technology169, 96-102.

Sharma, S., Sharma, K. K., & Kuhad, R. C. (2014).An efficient and economical method for extraction of DNA amenable to biotechnological manipulations, from diverse soils and sediments. Journal of Applied Microbiology116(4), 923-933.

Shrivastava, B., Jain, K. K., Kalra, A., & Kuhad, R. C. (2014). Bioprocessing of wheat straw into nutritionally rich and digested cattle feed. Scientific Reports4, 6360.

Singh, D., Sharma, K. K., Dhar, M. S., & Virdi, J. S. (2014). Molecular modeling and docking of novel laccase from multiple serotype of Yersinia enterocolitica suggests differential and multiple substrate binding. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications449(1), 157-162.

Singhal, N., Kumar, M., & Virdi, J. S. (2014).Molecular analysis of β-lactamase genes to understand their differential expression in strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1A. Scientific Reports4, 5270.

Srivastava, A., Singhal, N., Goel, M., Virdi, J. S., & Kumar, M. (2014). CBMAR: a comprehensive β-lactamase molecular annotation resource. Database2014, bau111.

Srivastava, A., Singhal, N., Goel, M., Virdi, J. S., & Kumar, M. (2014).Identification of family specific fingerprints in β-lactamase families. The Scientific World Journal2014, 980572.

Yadav, S., Rawat, G., Tripathi, P., & Saxena, R. K. (2014).Dual substrate strategy to enhance butanol production using high cell inoculum and its efficient recovery by pervaporation. Bioresource Technology152, 377-383.



Anand, A., Kumar, V., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Characteristics of thermostable endoxylanase and β-xylosidase of the extremely thermophilic bacterium Geobacillus thermodenitrificans TSAA1 and its applicability in generating xylooligosaccharides and xylose from agro-residues. Extremophiles17(3), 357-366.

Chandna, P., Mallik, S., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013). Assessment of bacterial diversity in agricultural by-product compost by sequencing of cultivated isolates and amplified rDNA restriction analysis. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology97(15), 6991-7003.

Chandna, P., Mayilraj, S., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013).Bacillus paraflexus sp. nov., isolated from compost. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology63(12), 4735-4743.

Chandna, P., Nain, L., Singh, S., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013). Assessment of bacterial diversity during composting of agricultural byproducts. BMC Microbiology13(1), 99.

Dhar, M. S., Gupta, V., & Virdi, J. S. (2013).Detection, distribution and characterization of novel superoxide dismutases from Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A. PloS One8(5), e63919.

Dhar, M. S., Kumar, P., & Virdi, J. S. (2013).Exogenous phage recombinase-independent inactivation of chromosomal genes in Yersinia enterocoliticaJournal of Microbiological Methods95(2), 102-106.

Dhar, M. S., & Virdi, J. S. (2013). Interaction of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A with cultured cells in vitro does not reflect the two previously identified clonal groups. Journal of Medical Microbiology62(12), 1807-1814.

Gupta, R., Rajput, R., Sharma, R., & Gupta, N. (2013).Biotechnological applications and prospective market of microbial keratinases. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology97(23), 9931-9940.

Gupta, R., Sharma, R., & Beg, Q. K. (2013). Revisiting microbial keratinases: next generation proteases for sustainable biotechnology. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology33(2), 216-228.

Joshi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Characteristics and applications of a recombinant alkaline serine protease from a novel bacterium Bacillus lehensisBioresource Technology131, 76-85.

Khasa, Y. P., Khushoo, A., & Mukherjee, K. J. (2013).Enhancing toxic protein expression in Escherichia coli fed-batch culture using kinetic parameters: Human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor as a model system. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering115(3), 291-297.

Kumar, S., Gupta, R., Kumar, G., Sahoo, D., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013).Bioethanol production from Gracilariaverrucosa, a red alga, in a biorefinery approach. Bioresource Technology135, 150-156.

Kumar, V., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Biochemical and thermodynamic characteristics of thermo-alkali-stable xylanase from a novel polyextremophilicBacillus halodurans TSEV1. Extremophiles17(5), 797-808.

Kumar, V., Syal, P., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Highly thermo–halo–alkali-stable β-1, 4-endoxylanase from a novel polyextremophilic strain of Bacillus halodurans. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering36(5), 555-565.

Kumari, A., & Gupta, R. (2013). Phenylalanine to leucine point mutation in oxyanion hole improved catalytic efficiency of Lip12 from Yarrowia lipolyticaEnzyme and Microbial Technology53(6), 386-390.

Mahajan, R. V., Saran, S., Saxena, R. K., & Srivastava, A. K. (2013). A rapid, efficient and sensitive plate assay for detection and screening of l-asparaginase-producing microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Letters341(2), 122-126.

Mehta, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013). Dimerization mediates thermo-adaptation, substrate affinity and transglycosylation in a highly thermostable maltogenic amylase of Geobacillus thermoleovoransPloS One8(9), e73612.

Misra, S., Raghuwanshi, S., & Saxena, R. K. (2013).Statistical approach to study the interactive effects of process parameters for enhanced xylitol production by Candida tropicalis and its potential for the synthesis of xylitol monoesters. Food Science and Technology International 19(6), 535-548.

Misra, S., Raghuwanshi, S., & Saxena, R. K. (2013).Evaluation of corncob hemicellulosic hydrolysate for xylitol production by adapted strain of Candida tropicalis. Carbohydrate Polymers92(2), 1596-1601.

Nandal, P., Ravella, S. R., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013). Laccase production by Coriolopsiscaperata RCK2011: optimization under solid state fermentation by Taguchi DOE methodology. Scientific Reports3, 1386.

Nisha, M., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Characterization of recombinant amylopullulanase (gt-apu) and truncated amylopullulanase (gt-apuT) of the extreme thermophile Geobacillus thermoleovorans NP33 and their action in starch saccharification. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology97(14), 6279-6292.

Rajput, R., & Gupta, R. (2013). Thermostable keratinase from Bacillus pumilus KS12: Production, chitin crosslinking and degradation of Sup35NM aggregates. Bioresource Technology133, 118-126.

Rajput, R., Verma, V. V., Chaudhary, V., & Gupta, R. (2013). A hydrolytic γ-glutamyl transpeptidase from thermo-acidophilic archaeon Picrophilus torridus: binding pocket mutagenesis and transpeptidation. Extremophiles17(1), 29-41.

Rawat, G., Tripathi, P., Jahan, F., & Saxena, R. K. (2013). A natural isolate producing shikimic acid: isolation, identification, and culture condition optimization. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology169(8), 2290-2302.

Rawat, G., Tripathi, P., & Saxena, R. K. (2013).Expanding horizons of shikimic acid. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology97(10), 4277-4287.

Rawat, G., Tripathi, P., Yadav, S., & Saxena, R. K. (2013).An interactive study of influential parameters for shikimic acid production using statistical approach, scale up and its inhibitory action on different lipases. Bioresource Technology144, 675-679.

Sharma, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Characteristics of a high maltose-forming, acid-stable, and Ca2+-independent α-amylase of the acidophilic Bacillus acidicolaApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology171(8), 2053-2064.

Sharma, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Structural and biochemical features of acidic α-amylase of Bacillus acidicola. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules61, 416-423.

Sharma, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Comparative genomics of Bacillus species and its relevance in industrial microbiology. Genomics Insights6, 25.

Sharma, K. K., Shrivastava, B., Sastry, V. R. B., Sehgal, N., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013). Middle-redox potential laccase from Ganoderma sp.: its application in improvement of feed for monogastric animals. Scientific Reports3, 1299.

Tripathi, P., Rawat, G., Yadav, S., & Saxena, R. K. (2013). Fermentative production of shikimic acid: a paradigm shift of production concept from plant route to microbial route. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering36(11), 1665-1673.

Verma, D., Anand, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013). Thermostable and alkalistable endoxylanase of the extremely thermophilic bacterium Geobacillus thermodenitrificans TSAA1: cloning, expression, characteristics and its applicability in generating xylooligosaccharides and fermentable sugars. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology170(1), 119-130.

Verma, D., Kawarabayasi, Y., Miyazaki, K., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013). Cloning, expression and characteristics of a novel alkalistable and thermostable xylanase encoding gene (Mxyl) retrieved from compost-soil metagenome. PLoS One8(1), e52459.

Verma, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013). Production of cellulase-free xylanase by the recombinant Bacillus subtilis and its applicability in paper pulp bleaching. Biotechnology Progress29(6), 1441-1447.

Kumar, V., Verma, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013). Extremophilic bacterial xylanases: production, characteristics and applications. Current Biotechnology, 2(4), 380-399.



Anand, P., & Saxena, R. K. (2012).A novel thin-layer chromatography method to screen 1, 3-propanediol producers. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology39(11), 1713-1718.

Anand, P., & Saxena, R. K. (2012). A comparative study of solvent-assisted pretreatment of biodiesel derived crude glycerol on growth and 1, 3-propanediol production from Citrobacter freundiiNew Biotechnology29(2), 199-205.

Deswal, D., Gupta, R., & Kuhad, R. C. (2012).Enhanced exoglucanase production by brown rot fungus Fomitopsis sp. RCK2010 and its application for cellulose saccharification. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology168(7), 2004-2016.

Deswal, D., Sharma, A., Gupta, R., & Kuhad, R. C. (2012). Application of lignocellulolytic enzymes produced under solid state cultivation conditions. Bioresource Technology115, 249-254.

Diwaniyan, S., Sharma, K. K., & Kuhad, R. C. (2012). Laccase from an alkalitolerantbasidiomycetesCrinipellis sp. RCK-1: Production optimization by response surface methodology. Journal of Basic Microbiology52(4), 397-407.

Gupta, R., Kumar, S., Gomes, J., & Kuhad, R. C. (2012).Kinetic study of batch and fed-batch enzymatic saccharification of pretreated substrate and subsequent fermentation to ethanol. Biotechnology for Biofuels5(1), 16.

Jahan, F., Kumar, V., Rawat, G., & Saxena, R. K. (2012). Production of microbial cellulose by a bacterium isolated from fruit. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology167(5), 1157-1171.

Kuhad, R. C. (2012). Microbes and their role in sustainable development. Indian Journal of Microbiology52(2), 309-313.

Kumar, D., Kumar, D., & Saha, S. (2012). A highly basic sequence at the N-terminal region is essential for targeting the DNA replication protein ORC1 to the nucleus in Leishmania donovaniMicrobiology158(7), 1775-1782.

Kumar, D., Rajanala, K., Minocha, N., & Saha, S. (2012). Histone H4 lysine 14 acetylation in Leishmania donovani is mediated by the MYST-family protein HAT4. Microbiology158(2), 328-337.

Kumar, P., & Virdi, J. S. (2012).Identification and distribution of putative virulence genes in clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A by suppression subtractive hybridization. Journal of Applied Microbiology113(5), 1263-1272.

Kumari, A., & Gupta, R. (2012).Extracellular expression and characterization of thermostable lipases, LIP8, LIP14 and LIP18, from Yarrowia lipolyticaBiotechnology Letters34(9), 1733-1739.

Kumari, A., Verma, V. V., & Gupta, R. (2012).Comparative biochemical characterization and in silico analysis of novel lipases Lip11 and Lip12 with Lip2 from Yarrowia lipolyticaWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology28(11), 3103-3111.

Mahajan, R. V., Saran, S., Kameswaran, K., Kumar, V., & Saxena, R. K. (2012). Efficient production of L-asparaginase from Bacillus licheniformis with low-glutaminase activity: optimization, scale up and acrylamide degradation studies. Bioresource Technology125, 11-16.

Mallik, S., Virdi, J. S., & Johri, A. K. (2012).Proteomic analysis of arsenite–mediated multiple antibiotic resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A. Journal of Basic Microbiology52(3), 306-313.

Misra, S., Raghuwanshi, S., Gupta, P., Dutt, K., & Saxena, R. K. (2012). Fermentation behaviour of osmophilic yeast Candida tropicalis isolated from the nectar of Hibiscus rosasinensis flowers for xylitol production. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek101(2), 393-402.

Misra, S., Raghuwanshi, S., Gupta, P., & Saxena, R. K. (2012). Examine growth inhibition pattern and lactic acid production in Streptococcus mutans using different concentrations of xylitol produced from Candida tropicalis by fermentation. Anaerobe18(3), 273-279.

Misra, S., Raghuwanshi, S., & Saxena, R. K. (2012).Fermentation behaviour of an osmotolerant yeast D. hansenii for Xylitol production. Biotechnology Progress28(6), 1457-1465.

Murty, N. A. R., Tiwary, E., Sharma, R., Nair, N., & Gupta, R. (2012).γ-Glutamyl transpeptidase from Bacillus pumilus KS 12: decoupling autoprocessing from catalysis and molecular characterization of N-terminal region. Enzyme and Microbial Technology50(3), 159-164.

Rajput, R., Tiwary, E., Sharma, R., & Gupta, R. (2012). Swapping of pro-sequences between keratinases of Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus pumilus: altered substrate specificity and thermostability. Enzyme and Microbial Technology51(3), 131-138.

Sharma, A., Kawarabayasi, Y., & Satyanarayana, T. (2012). Acidophilic bacteria and archaea: acid stable biocatalysts and their potential applications. Extremophiles16(1), 1-19.

Sharma, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2012).Production of acid-stable and high-maltose-forming α-amylase of Bacillus acidicola by solid-state fermentation and immobilized cells and its applicability in baking. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology168(5), 1025-1034.

Sharma, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2012). Cloning and expression of acidstable, high maltose-forming, Ca2+-independent α-amylase from an acidophileBacillus acidicola and its applicability in starch hydrolysis. Extremophiles16(3), 515-522.

Sharma, K. K., Shrivastava, B., Nandal, P., Sehgal, N., Sastry, V. R. B., Kalra, A., & Kuhad, R. C. (2012). Nutritional and toxicological assessment of white-rot fermented animal feed. Indian Journal of Microbiology52(2), 185-190.

Shrivastava, B., Nandal, P., Sharma, A., Jain, K. K., Khasa, Y. P., Das, T. K.& Kuhad, R. C. (2012). Solid state bioconversion of wheat straw into digestible and nutritive ruminant feed by Ganoderma sp. rckk02. Bioresource Technology107, 347-351.

Verma, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2012).Cloning, expression and applicability of thermo-alkali-stable xylanase of Geobacillus thermoleovorans in generating xylooligosaccharides from agro-residues. Bioresource Technology107, 333-338.

Verma, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2012). Molecular approaches for ameliorating microbial xylanases. Bioresource Technology117, 360-367.


Books Edited (2012 onwards):

RCK Book  TS Book 1  TS Book2  TS Book3



Biotechnology for environmental management and resource recovery.R. C. Kuhad & A. Singh (Eds.). Germany: Springer Verlag. (ISBN 978-81-322-0876-1).

Thermophilic Microbes in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology. T. Satyanarayana, J.  Littlechild & Y. J. Kawarabayasi (Eds.). Netherland: Springer. (ISBN 978-94-007-5899-5).



Microorganisms in Environmental Management. T. Satyanarayana, B. N. Johri & A. Prakash (Eds.). Netherlands: Springer. (ISBN 978-94-007-2229-3).

Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Biotechnology. T. Satyanarayana. B. N. Johri & A. Prakash (Eds.). Netherlands: Springer. (ISBN 978-94-007-2214-9).


Book Chapters Authored (2012 onwards):



Joshi, S. & Satyanarayana, T. (2017). Phytase of the unconventional yeast Pichia anomala: Production and applicationsIn T. Satyanarayana & G. Kunze (Eds.), Yeast diversity in human welfare(pp.371-383). New Delhi: Springer.

Choudhary, V., Vohra, A., Madan, A. & Satyanarayana, T. (2017). Probiotic yeasts in human welfareIn T. Satyanarayana & G. Kunze (Eds.), Yeast diversity in human welfare(pp.115-136).New Delhi: Springer.

Adivitiya, Dagar, V. K., & Khasa, Y. P. (2017). Yeast expression systems: Current status and future prospects. In T. Satyanarayana & G. Kunze (Eds.), Yeast diversity in human welfare(pp.215-250). New Delhi: Springer

Babbal, Adivitiya, & Khasa, Y. P. (2017).Microbes as biocontrol agents. In V. Kumar, M. Kumar, S. Sharma & R. Prasad (Eds.), Probiotics and plant health (pp.507-552). New Delhi: Springer.



Verma, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016). Retrieval of xylanase genes from environmental metagenomes by metagenomic approaches. In S. Hameed & Z. Fatima (Eds.), Biotechnology: Progress and applications (pp. 19-34). New Delhi: Daya Publishing House.

Singh, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2016).Potential biotechnological applications of thermophilic moulds. In S.K. Deshmukh, J.K. Misra, J.P. Tewari, &T.Papp (Eds.)Fungi: Applications and management strategies (pp. 220-244). London: CRC Press.



Saxena, R. K., Saran, S., Isar, J., &Kaushik, R. (2015). Current status of microbial production, enzymatic regulation and applications of succinic acid. In A. Pandey (Eds.), Industrial biotechnology and bioengineering, Vol. VB: Production, isolation and purification of industrial products. USA: Elsevier.

Singh, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).Ubiquitous occurrence of thermophilic moulds in various substrates. In J. K. Mishra, J. P. Tewari, S. K. Deshmukh& C. Vagvolgyi (Eds.), Fungi from different substrates (pp. 201-216). Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press.

Faridi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).Prospects in biomimetic carbon sequestration. In M. Goel, M. Sudhakar& R. V. Shahi (Eds.), Carbon capture, storage and utilization (pp. 167-187). New Delhi: TERI Press.

Verma, D., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015). Novel alkalistable and thermostable xylanase-encoding gene (Mxyl) retrieved from compost-soil metagenome. In K. E. Nelson (ed.), Encyclopedia of metagenomics (pp. 548-559).New Delhi: Springer.

Faridi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2015).Bioconversion of industrial CO2 emissions into utilizable products.In R. Chandra (Eds.), Environmental waste management (pp. 111-156). Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press.

Shrivastava, B., Jain, K. K., Kumar, R., Prusty, S., Kumar, S., Chakraborty, S., Chaudhary, H. S., Puniya, M., & Kuhad, R. C. (2015). ‘Omics’ approaches to understand and manipulate rumen microbial function. In A. K. Puniya, R. Singh, & D.N. Kamra (Eds.), Rumen microbiology: From evolution to revolution (pp. 213-220). New Delhi: Springer India.



Dey, T. B., Rathore, I. S., Kuhad, R. C. (2014). Solid-state fermentation for microbial production of potent antioxidant phenolics from cereals: An emerging biotechnology. In R. C. Sobti, P. Sharma & S. Puri (Eds.), Emerging trends in microbial Biotechnology (pp. 11-34). Delhi: Narendra Publishing House.

Singh, A., Hamme, J. D. V., Kuhad R. C., Parmar N., & Ward, O.  P. (2014).Subsurface petroleum microbiology. In N. Parmar& A. Singh (Eds.), Geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry: Soil biology. Germmany: Springer Verlag.

Kaur, P., Joshi, S., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Psychrophilic and psychrotolerant mycelial fungi (pp. 112-122).Kavaka.

Rohatgi, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Extremophilic fungal chitinases: Properties and perspectives (pp. 78-86). Kavaka.

Arora, H., Singh, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Potential biotechnological applications of phytases from thermophilic moulds (pp. 69-77).Kavaka.

Singh, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Thermophilic fungi: Their ecology and biocatalysis(pp. 37-41). Kavaka.

Singh, B., Kumari, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2014).Applicability of microbial phytases in plant growth promotion and development.In K. Ramasamy& K. Kumar (Eds.), Plant-microbe interactions (pp. 71-85). New Delhi: New India Publishing Agency.

Singh, D., Narang, E., Chutani, P., Kumar, A., Sharma, K.K., Dhar, M., and Virdi JS (2014).Isolation, characterization, and production of bacterial laccase from Bacillus sp.In Microbial Diversity and Biotechnology in Food Security (Eds. R.N. Kharwar, R.S. Upadhyay, N.K. Dubey and Raghuvanshi R).Springer, pp.439-450.

Singhal, N., Sharma, S., Singh, N. S., Bajaj, P., & Virdi, J. S. (2014). Characteristics of β-lactamases and their genes in Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from India. In R. Lawrence & E. Jayakumar (Eds.), Antimicrobial resistance: A cause for global concern  (pp. 37-49). New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House.



Sharma, A., Shrivastava, A., Sharma, S., Gupta, R., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013).Microbial pectinases and their applications.In R. C. Kuhad & A. Singh (Eds.), Biotechnology of environmental management and resource recovery (pp. 107-124). Germany: Springer Verlag.

Shukla P., Nigam V., Gupta R., Kuhad R. C., & Singh A. (2013). Sustainable enzyme technology for environment: Biosensors for monitoring of pollutants and toxic compounds. In R. C. Kuhad & A. Singh (Eds.), Biotechnology of environmental management and resource recovery. Germany: Springer Verlag. (pp. 69-76).

Gupta, R., Bhardwaj, K. N., Choudhary, C., Chandna, P., Jain, K. K., Kaur, A., Kumar, S., Shrivastava, B., Ninawe, S., Singh, A., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013). Biofuels: The environment friendly energy carriers. In R. C. Kuhad & A. Singh (Eds.), Biotechnology of environmental management and resource recovery (pp. 125-150). Germany: Springer Verlag.

Gupta, R., Mehta, G., Deswal, D., Sharma, S., Jain, K. K., Devi, N., Khasa, Y. P., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013).Cellulases and their biotechnogical applications.In R. C. Kuhad & A. Singh (Eds.), Biotechnology of environmental management and resource recovery (pp. 89-106). Germany: Springer Verlag.

Kaur, P., Vohra, A., & Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Laboratory and industrial bioreactors for submerged fermentations. In Fermentation processes engineering in the food industry (pp. 165-179). Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press

Kumar, S., Dagar, V. K., Khasa, Y. P., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013).Genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs) for bioremediation. In R. C. Kuhad & A. Singh (Eds.)Biotechnology for environmental management and resource recovery (pp. 191-218).Germany: Springer Verlag

Gupta, R., Tiwary, E., Sharma, R., Rajput, R., & Nair, N. (2013). Microbial keratinases: Diversity and applications. In T. Satyanarayana, J. Littlechild & Y. Kawarabayasi (Eds.), Thermophilic microbes in environmental and industrial biotechnology (pp. 881-904.Springer.

Kumar, S., Satyanarayana, T., & Annapurna, K. (2013).Bioinoculant technology.In A.  Kumar, A. Pareek& S. M. Gupta (Eds.), Biotechnology in medicine and agriculture: Principles and practices (pp. 586-609). New Delhi: I. K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.

Satyanarayana, T. (2013).Applicability of phytase of the yeast Pichia anomala in ameliorating growth of poultry birds and fishes by managing anti-nutrient phytic acid. In M. V. Deshpande & J. Ruiz-Herrera (Eds.), Biotechnology beyond borders (pp. 365-374). Pune: CSIR-NCL.



Singh, B., & Satyanarayana, T. (2012).Thermophilic fungal phytases. In N. S. Atri, R. C. Gupta, M. I. S. Saggao, & V. K. Singhal (Eds.), Biodiversity evaluation: Botanical perspective (pp. 95-110). Dehradun, India: Bishen Singh Mahendrapal Singh.

Satyanarayana, T. (2012).Biotechnological applications of thermostable biocatalysts of thermophilic bacteria (pp. 28-31).BRSI News Letter.

Kuhad, R. C., Gupta, R., & Khasa, Y. P. (2012).Microbial decolorization of colored industrial effluents.In T. Satyanarayana, B. N. Johri, & A. Prakash (Eds.), Microorganisms in environmental management (pp. 787-813). New Delhi: Springer.

Virdi, J. S., Kumar, P., Mallik, S., Bhagat, N., & Gulati, P. (2012).Insights into the genetic relationships between environmental and clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A.In T. Satyanarayana, B. N. Johri & A. Prakash (Eds.), Microorganisms in environmental management (pp. 61-81). New Delhi: Springer.

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