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Microbiology      (20 scientists)

Dr Minakshi Grover


Field of Specialisation : Plant microbe interaction under stress conditions, PGPR, Azospirillum

Dr Minakshi Grover

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

Ph.D : Kurukshetra University

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Microbiology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   2 (IARI) student completed, presently guiding one

Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating 6 and above with first or corresponding author only

  1. Grover M., Bodhankar S., Sharma A., Sharma P., Singh J. and Nain L. (2021). PGPR mediated alterations in root traits: Way toward sustainable crop production. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. Published: January 08, 2021 4:618230. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2020.618230
  2. Bodhankar, S., Grover, M., Hemanth, S., Reddy, G., Rasul, S., Yadav, S. K., Desai, S., Mallappa, M., Mandapaka, M., & Srinivasarao, C. (2017). Maize seed endophytic bacteria: Dominance of antagonistic, lytic enzyme-producing Bacillus spp. 3 Biotech, 7(4), 232. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13205-017-0860-0
  3. Grover M, Maheswari M, Desai S, Gopinath KA, Venkateswarlu B (2015). Elevated CO2: Plant associated microorganisms and carbon sequestration. Appl Soil Ecol 95:73-85
  4. Grover M., Madhubala R., Ali Sk Z., Yadav S.K., Venkateswarlu B. (2014). Influence of Bacillus spp. strains on seedling growth and physiological parameters of sorghum under moisture stress conditions. J Basic Microbiol. 54(9):951-61
  5. Grover M., Ali Sk. Z., Sandhya V., Rasul A. and Venkateswarlu B. (2010). Role of Microorganisms in Adaptation of Agriculture Cope to Abiotic Stresses. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 25(7): 1231-1240
  6. Grover M., Nain L., Singh, S.B., Saxena A.K. (2010) Molecular and biochemical approaches for characterization of antifungal trait of a potent biocontrol agent Bacillus subtilis RP24. Curr. Microbiol. 60: 99-106
  7. Sandhya V., Sk.Z.Ali, Grover M., Reddy G. and Venkateswarlu B. (2010). Effect of plant growth promoting Pseudomonas spp. on compatible solutes, antioxidant status and plant growth of maize under drought stress. Plant Growth Regu. 62:21�30
  8. Ali Sk. Z., Sandhya V., Grover M., Kishore N., Rao L.V., Venkateswarlu B. (2009). Pseudomonas sp. strain AKM-P6 enhances tolerance of sorghum seedlings to elevated temperatures. Biol Fert. Soil. 46: 45-55.
  9. Yaadesh S, Tomar GS, Kaushik R, Prasanna R, Grover M. 2023. Azospirillum-Bacillus associations: synergistic effects on in vitro PGP traits and growth of pearl millet at early seedling stage under limited moisture conditions. 3 Biotech 13(3):90. doi: 10.1007/s13205-023-03503-4.
  10. Jayasurya A, Grover M (2023). Studies on endurance of Azospirillum formosense strains to osmotic stress, underlying mechanisms and modulation of early stage Pearl millet growth. Appied Biochemistry and Microbiology DOI:10.1134/s0003683823020023

Patent / Technologies / Methodologies / System etc. (Upto Five) :

  1. Identification of potential germplasm of diazotrophic Azospirillum for potential application in rainfed pearl millet
  1. Identified potential PGP bacteria from Beejamrit and Jeevamrit
  1. Protocol standardized for isolation of maize seed endophytic bacteria, identified predominant endophytes for plant growth promotion under drought stress (AMAAS project).
  1. Explored the culturable diversity of rhizospheric bacteria isolated from soils of stressed ecosystems for plant beneficial traits and abiotic stress management. Developed two mixed microbial inocula for drought and heat stress management in rainfed crops
  1. Protocol standardized for partial purification of lipopeptide antibiotic iturin from Bacillus subtilis RP24, a biocontrol agent against broad range fungal pathogens. The antifungal metabolites characterized by biochemical and molecular approaches.

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Best Multi Disciplinary Team Award, ICAR AICRP Pearlmillet, 2018 & 2020
  1. Associate Editor, World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology (Springer) since 2013
  1. ICAR-NAIP HRD Visiting Scientist fellowship in the lab of Dr. Shree R. Singh, Director, Centre for NanoBiotechnology research, Alabama State University, Alabama, USA (September 1st- November 30th, 2010)
  1. MJ Narsimhan Academic Award, Certificate of Commendation, at 59th Annual Conference of Indian Phytopathological Society 2006
  1. Woman Scientist Fellowship (WOS-A) by Department of Science & Technology (Ministry of Science & Technology, India) 2005-2008