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Microbiology      (20 scientists)

Dr Archana Suman


Field of Specialisation : Soil microbiology/Plant Microbe interaction

Dr Archana Suman

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : Haryana Agricultural Uiversity (HAU), Hisar

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

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Microbiology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   3 from IARI, 25 from others

   Ph.D :   2

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

  1. Verma P, Yadav A.N., Kazy SK, Mishra S, Kumar S, Saxena A.K., Suman A* (2019) Appraisal of diversity and functional attributes of thermotolerant wheat associated bacteria from the peninsular zone of India. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 26, 18821895.(NAAS score- 8.82)
  1. Marag PS and Suman A* (2018) Growth stage and tissue specific colonization of endophytic bacteria having plant growth promoting traits in hybrid and composite maize (Zea mays L) Microbiological Res. 214 (2018) 101113 (NAAS score- 9.70)
  1. Verma P, Yadav A.N., Kazy SK, Kumar S, Saxena A.K., Suman A* (2016) Molecular diversity and multifarious plant growth promoting attributes of Bacilli associated with wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) rhizosphere from six diverse agro-ecological zones of India. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 56(1):44-58.(NAAS score- 7.76)
  1. Verma P, Yadav AN, Khannam KS, Panjiar N, Kumar S, Saxena AK, Suman A (2015) Assessment of genetic diversity and plant growth promoting attributes of psychrotolerant bacteria allied with wheat (Triticum aestivum) from northern hills zone of India. Ann Microbiol, 65:1885-1899 (NAAS score- 7.43)
  1. Suman A, Singh KP and Singh P (2009) Carbon input, loss and storage in sub-tropical Indian inceptisol under multi-ratooning sugarcane. Soil and Tillage Research 104: 221226.(NAAS score- 10.68)
  1. Suman A, Shrivastava AK, Gaur A, Singh P, Singh J, Yadav RL (2008) Nitrogen use efficiency of sugarcane in relation to its BNF potential and population of endophytic diazotrophs at different N levels. Plant Growth Regul. 54:1-11.(NAAS score- 8.47)
  1. Singh KP, Suman A*, PN Singh and Srivastava TK (2007) Improving quality of sugarcane-growing soils by organic amendments under subtropical climatic conditions of India. Biology and Fertility of soils 44: 367-376.(NAAS Score- 10.83)
  1. Singh P, Suman A* Tiwari P, Arya N, Gaur A, Srivastava AK (2007) Biological pretreatment of sugarcane trash for its conversion to fermentable sugars. World J Microbiology and Biotechnology 24: 667-673 (NAAS score- 8.65).
  1. Suman A, Gaur A, Srivastava AK and Yadav RL (2005) Improving sugarcane growth and nutrient uptake by inoculating Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus. Plant Growth Regulation. 47:155-162.(NAAS score- 8.47)
  1. Suman A, Lal S, Shasany AK, Gaur A and Singh P (2005) Molecular assessment of diversity among pathotypes of Colletotrichum falcatum prevalent in sub-tropical Indian sugarcane. World J Microbiology and Biotechnology 21:1135-1140 (NAAS score- 8.65)

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

  1. Gluconacetobacter (Acetobacter) diazotrophicus IS 100 based biofertilizer An Integrated Nutrient Package for augmenting sugarcane plant crop yields
  1. PCR based diagnostic kit for detecting Colletotrichum falcatum infection & microbial consortia for antagonising C Falcatum developed in sugarcane
  1. Sugarcane EST Genetic Stocks 26453 Sugarcane ESTs Resource from cDNA libraries from different tissues of sugarcane varieties CoS767, Co1148 and CoS8118 has been generated. Submitted to NCBI-GenBank
  1. Developed & Commercialized formulation of Phosphorous solubilizing bacteria (PSB) and Potassium Solubilizing bacteria (KSB)
  1. Enabled Intellectual Property and Transfer / Commercialization of Agricultural Technologies & Formulated beejIndia Producer Co. Ltd, Established ICAR- IARI-Agri Business Incubator- ZTM & BPD.

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Best Agribusiness Incubator Award, at the 2nd Global Agribusiness Incubation Conference-NIABI by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. -2012
  1. Member, National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI)-2009
  1. Editor Member, SugarTech Journal (Springer Verlag)-2009 onwards
  1. Member, Executive Council, Indian Society of Soil Science., Lucknow Chapter-2010
  1. Member, International Delegation to South Africa, EMRC Agribusiness Forum for Business Incubators