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Microbiology      (20 scientists)

Dr K. Swarnalakshmi


Field of Specialisation : Agricultural Microbiology

Dr K. Swarnalakshmi

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

Ph.D : ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.

PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Microbiology

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

  1. Sneha GR, Swarnalakshmi K, Sharma M. Reddy K, Bhoumik A, Suman A, Kannepalli A (2021) Soil type influence nutrient availability, microbial metabolic diversity, eubacterial and diazotroph abundance in chickpea rhizosphere. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 37: 167
  2. Swarnalakshmi K, Rajkhowa S, Pooniya V, Kannepalli A (2021) Endophytic bacteria improve mesorhizobial nodulation, plant growth and yield in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 91(7): 22-26.
  3. Sharma R, Pooniya V, Bisaria VS, Swarnalakshmi K, Sharma S (2020) Bioinoculants play a significant role in shaping the rhizospheric microbial community: a field study with Cajanus cajan. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 36 (3):1-17.
  4. Erika C, Livio A, Sessitsch A, Christoph H, Markus P, Siegrid W, Swarnalakshmi K, Gunter B (2020) Comparative genomics of Microbacterium species to reveal diversity, potential for secondary metabolites and heavy metal resistance. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11: 1869.
  5. Swarnalakshmi K, Yadav V, Tyagi D, Dhar DW, Kannepalli A, Kumar S (2020). Significance of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in grain legumes: growth promotion and crop production. Plants, 9(11):1596.
  6. Sharma R, Paliwal JS, Chopra P, Dogra D, Pooniya V, Bisaria VS, Swarnalakshmi K, Sharma S (2017) Survival, efficacy and rhizospheric effects of bacterial inoculants on Cajanus cajan. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 240: 244252.
  7. Swarnalakshmi K, Pooniya V and Paul S (2017) Synergistic interaction of Piriformospora indica and microbial inoculants on symbiotic potential, plant nutrition and productivity of chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Indian Journal of Agronomy 62 (4): 481488.
  8. Gopalakrishnan S, Singh M, Swarnalakshmi K, Srinivas V, Rathore A, Upadhyaya HD, Basu PS, Chaturvedi SK.(2017) Assessment of nodulation potential in mini-core genotypes and land races of Chickpea. Journal of Food Legumes, 30(2): 65-72.
  9. Swarnalakshmi K, Gopalakrishnan S, Singh M, Pooniya V, Srinivas V, Chaturvedi SK (2017) Interactive effect of phosphorus fertilization and rhizobial inoculation on symbiotic and growth potential of selected chickpea cultivars. Seed Research, 45(2): 111-118.
  10. Swarnalakshmi K, Yadav V, Senthilkumar M, Dhar DW (2016) Biofertilizers for higher pulse production in India: Scope, accessibility and challenges. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 61: S173-S181.

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

  1. Assessment of symbiotic nitrogen fixing potential in chickpea mini-core genotypes and land races
  1. Molecular identification of plant associated bacteria in chickpea
  1. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria for improved growth and yield of chickpea and pigeonpea
  1. Development of simple technique for mass collection of chickpea root-exudates under hydroponic conditions
  1. Evaluation of soil health and productivity influenced by soil microbes associated with chickpea under different cropping systems

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Fulbright Scholar (2018-19), University of California, Davis, USA.
  1. NAIP (National Agricultural Innovation Project) - HRD fellowship (2013), Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria.