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Microbiology      (20 scientists)

Mrs Anju Arora


Field of Specialisation : Applied Microbiology

Mrs Anju Arora


M.Sc. : Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Microbiology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   04

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

  1. Nandal, P., Sharma, S., and Arora, A. 2019. Bioprospecting non-conventional yeasts for ethanol production from rice straw hydrolysate and their inhibitor tolerance. Renewable Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.09.067
  2. Sharma, S., Nandal, P. and Arora, A. 2019. Ethanol production from NaOH pretreated rice straw: a cost effective option to manage rice crop residue.Waste and Biomass Valorisation. 10: 3427 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-0360-4
  3. Sharma, S., Varghese, E., Arora, A., Singh, K.N., Singh, S., Nain, L. and Paul, D. 2018. Augmenting pentose utilization and ethanol production of native Saccharomyces cerevisiae LN using medium engineering and response surface methodology. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 6:132. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2018.00132
  4. Arora, A. and Carrier, D.J. 2015. Understanding the Pine Dilute Acid Pretreatment system for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis. The ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 3 (10): 24232428 DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00417
  5. Saritha, M., Rajan, K., Carrier, D. J., Nain, L., Arora, A. 2015. Insights into biological delignification of rice straw by Trametes hirsuta and Myrothecium roridum and comparison of saccharification yields with dilute acid pretreatment. Biomass Bioenergy 76:54-60
  6. Amat, D., Arora, A. Lata and Saxena A.K. 2014. Biomass hydrolyzing enzymes from plant pathogen Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae: Optimizing production and characterization. Annals of Microbiology, Annals of Microbiology 64:267-274 (DOI: 10.1007/s13213-013-0659-0 )
  7. Arora, A., Martin, E., Pelkki M. H. and Carrier D. J. 2013. The effect of formic acid and furfural on enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose powder and dilute acid pretreated poplar hydrolysates. The ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, DOI: 10.1021/sc3000702, 1, 23−28
  8. Saritha Mohanram, Amat, D., Choudhary, J., Arora, A. and Lata Nain 2013. Novel perspectives for evolving enzyme cocktails for lignocellulose hydrolysis in biorefineries. Sustainable Chemical Processes, 1:15
  9. Saritha, M., Arora, A., Singh, S. and Lata. 2013. Streptomyces griseorubens mediated delignification of paddy straw for improved enzymatic saccharification yields. Bioresource Technology, 135:12-17.
  10. Saritha, M., Arora, A and Lata. 2012. Pretreatment of paddy straw with Trametes hirsuta for improved enzymatic saccharification. Bioresource Technology, 104; 459465

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

  1. Biomass deconstruction and bioethanol production: Standardised process for ethanol production from alkali pretreated rice straw.
  1. Identified and characterized Azolla microphylla strain as best suited under Northern Indian climatic conditions. Standardized its cultivation conditions in tap and waste water media with least phosphorus content.

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Junior and Senior Research Fellowship of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research 1989-1991
  1. Association of Microbiologists of India J.B. Bhat Memorial Award, 2013 for best paper in Indian Journal of Microbiology in 2013 Saritha, M., Arora, A and Lata. 2013. Biological Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic substrates for enhanced delignification and e