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Microbiology      (20 scientists)

Dr Radha Prasanna


Field of Specialisation : Plant-microbe interactions; Microbial inoculants

Dr Radha Prasanna

Head, Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi

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

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Microbiology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   7

   Ph.D :   6

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

  1. Mahawar, H., Radha Prasanna, Gogoi, R., Singh, S.B., Chawla, G., Kumar, A.(2020) Synergistic effects of silver nanoparticles augmented Calothrix elenkinii for enhanced biocontrol efficacy against Alternaria blight challenged tomato plants. 3 Biotech 10, 102 doi 10.1007/s13205[NAAS Journal ID B130/NAAS Score 7.79; Impact Factor 1.786]
  2. Bharti, A., Radha Prasanna*, Velmourougane K, Kumar, A., Shivay, Y.S., Nain, L. (2019) Development and characterization of cyanobacterium-amended mixes as nutrient-rich potting media. Waste and Biomass Valorization doi.org/10.1007/s12649-019-00829-0.[NAAS Journal ID W003/NAAS Score 8.36; IF 2.358]
  3. Velmourougane, K., Radha Prasanna*, Supriya, P., Ramakrishnan, B., Thapa, S., Chawla, G., Kumar, A., Saxena, A.K. (2019) Transcriptome profiling provides insights into regulatory factors involved in Trichoderma viride-Azotobacter chroococcum biofilm formation. Microbiological Research 204: 55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2017.07.007 [NAAS Journal ID M045/NAAS Score 9.7; IF 3.701]
  4. Thapa, S., Radha Prasanna*, Ranjan,K., Velmourougane, K., Ramakrishnan, B. (2017). Nutrients and host attributes modulate the abundance and functional traits of phyllosphere microbiome in rice. Microbiological Research 204: 55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2017.07.007 [NAAS Journal ID M045/NAAS Score 9.7; IF 3.701]
  5. Velmourougane, K., Radha Prasanna*, Singh, S.B., Kumar, R., Saha, S. (2017) Sequence of inoculation influences the nature of exopolymeric substances and biofilm formation in Azotobacter chroococcum and Trichoderma viride. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93: doi:10.1093/femsec/fix066. [NAAS Journal ID F004/ NAAS Score 9.50; IF 4.098]
  6. Ranjan, K., Priya, H., Ramakrishnan, B., Radha Prasanna*, Venkatachalam, S., Thapa, S., Tiwari, R., Lata Nain, Singh, R., Shivay, Y.S. (2016) Cyanobacterial inoculation modifies the rhizosphere microbiome of rice planted to a tropical alluvial soil. Applied Soil Ecology 108:195-203.[NAAS Journal ID A241/ NAAS Score 8.92; IF 3.445]
  7. Bidyarani, N., Radha Prasanna*, Babu, S., Hossain, F. Saxena, A.K. (2016) Enhancement of plant growth and yields in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) through novel cyanobacterial and biofilmed inoculants. Microbiological Research 188:97-105 [NAAS Journal ID M045/NAAS Score 9.7; IF 3.701]
  8. Radha Prasanna*, Adak, A., Verma, S., Bidyarani, N., Babu, S., Pal, M., Shivay, Y.S., Nain, L. (2015). Microbial inoculation in rice grown under flooded and SRI modes of cultivation elicits differential effects on plant growth and nutrient dynamics. Ecological Engineering 84:532-541.[NAAS Journal ID E012/ NAAS Score 9.02; IF 3.406]
  9. Dukare, A.S., Radha Prasanna*, Dubey, S.C., Chaudhary, V., Nain, L. Singh, R., Saxena, A.K. (2011). Evaluating novel microbe amended composts as biocontrol agents in tomato. Crop Protection 30:436[NAAS Journal ID C150 / NAAS Score 7.92; IF 2.172]
  10. Nain, L., Rana, A., Joshi, M., Jadhav S.D., Kumar, D., Shivay, Y.S., Paul, S., Radha Prasanna* (2010). Evaluation of synergistic effects of bacterial and cyanobacterial strains as biofertilizers for wheat. Plant and Soil 331: 217-230.[NAAS Journal ID P116/ NAAS Score 9.31; IF 3.259]

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

  1. Developed two formulations-CYANONUTRICON and CYANOBIOCON as multipurpose agents in integrated nutrient and pest management in a diverse range of crops, for enhancing soil fertility crop yields and biofortification
  1. Novel Cyanobacterial Biofilm inoculants developed as plant growth promoting, biocontrol and soil fertility enhancing options for legumes, rice-wheat, maize, cotton, flowers and vegetables
  1. First reports on hydrolytic enzyme(s) mediated fungicidal activity in Anabaena and Calothrix strains and identification of genes/ homologues of hydrolytic enzymes-chitosanase and endoglucanase
  1. Easy to use-protocols developed for evaluating the influence of microbial inoculants on soil health and crop productivity (nitrogen fixation, biomass accretion) in field experiments
  1. Pioneering studies on the potential role of cyanobacteria as plant growth promoting inoculants for wheat, rice and cotton, their ability to colonize inter/intracellular regions of roots and production of signal molecules, which has been cited globally

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Fellowship of the Academy of Microbiological Sciences (FAMSc) (2019)
  1. XVIII Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award (2017)
  1. ICAR Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award (2012)
  1. IARI Best Teacher Award (2008)
  1. ICAR-NATP/NAIP �HRD Fellowship to visit Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA (2010) and Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas USA (2005)