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Nematology      (15 scientists)

Dr Vishal Somvanshi


Field of Specialisation : Nematode Genomics, Nematode Molecular taxonomy, Entomopathogenic Nematodes, Molecular Genetics of Nematode and bacteria

Dr Vishal Somvanshi

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Ph.D : ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Nematology

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   3

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

  1. Somvanshi, V. S., Sloup, R. E., Crawford, J. M., Martin, A. R., Heidt, A. J., Kim, K. S., ... & Ciche, T. A. (2012). A single promoter inversion switches Photorhabdus between pathogenic and mutualistic states. Science, 337(6090), 88-93.
  2. Somvanshi, V. S., Lang, E., Str�ubler, B., Spr�er, C., Schumann, P., Ganguly, S., ... & Stackebrandt, E. (2006). Providencia vermicola sp. nov., isolated from infective juveniles of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema thermophilum. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 56(3), 629-633.
  3. Somvanshi, V. S., Kaufmann‐Daszczuk, B., Kim, K. S., Mallon, S., & Ciche, T. A. (2010). Photorhabdus phase variants express a novel fimbrial locus, mad, essential for symbiosis. Molecular microbiology, 77(4), 1021-1038.
  4. Somvanshi, V. S., Lang, E., Ganguly, S., Swiderski, J., Saxena, A. K., & Stackebrandt, E. (2006). A novel species of Xenorhabdus, family Enterobacteriaceae: Xenorhabdus indica sp. nov., symbiotically associated with entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema thermophilum Ganguly and Singh, 2000. Systematic and applied microbiology, 29(7), 519-525.
  5. Somvanshi, V. S., Ellis, B. L., Hu, Y., & Aroian, R. V. (2014). Nitazoxanide: nematicidal mode of action and drug combination studies. Molecular and biochemical parasitology, 193(1), 1-8.
  6. Somvanshi, V. S., Ganguly, S., & Paul, A. V. N. (2006). Field efficacy of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema thermophilum Ganguly and Singh (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) against diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.) infesting cabbage. Biological Control, 37(1), 9-15.
  7. Somvanshi, V. S., Koltai, H., & Glazer, I. (2008). Expression of different desiccation-tolerance related genes in various species of entomopathogenic nematodes. Molecular and biochemical parasitology, 158(1), 65-71.
  8. Somvanshi, V. S., Tathode, M., Shukla, R. N., & Rao, U. (2018). Nematode genome announcement: A draft genome for rice root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola. Society of Nematologists (via Exeley Incorporated).
  9. Somvanshi, V. S., Gahoi, S., Banakar, P., Thakur, P. K., Kumar, M., Sajnani, M., ... & Rao, U. (2016). A transcriptomic insight into the infective juvenile stage of the insect parasitic nematode, Heterorhabditis indica. BMC genomics, 17(1), 166.
  10. Bhat, C. G., Chauhan, K., Phani, V., Papolu, P. K., Rao, U., & Somvanshi, V. S. (2019). Expression of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora C-type lectins, Hb-clec-1 and Hb-clec-78, in context of symbiosis with Photorhabdus bacteria. Symbiosis, 77(1), 49-58.