G. Archana - CV

                                Dr. G. Archana

                                            Reader in Microbiology

Education      : M.Sc Microbiology in 1985

                              Ph.D Molecular Biology in 1991

 

Experience    : Teaching  --- Since 1991

                              Research ---  Since 1985

 

Email id           :  garchana@india.com

 

               My Research Lab

Research interest :

Publications :

  1. Kuldeep J. Patel, Anil K. Singh , G.Nareshkumar, G. Archana (2010) Organic-acid-producing, phytate-mineralizing rhizobacteria and their effect on growth of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) Applied Soil Ecology. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil. 2010.01.002 

  2. Buch A, Archana G, Naresh Kumar G. (2010) Heterologous expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase enhances  the phosphate solubilizing ability of fluorescent pseudomonads by altering the glucose catabolism to improve biomass yield. Bioresource technology 101(2):679-87.

  3. R. Geetha, , Anjana J. Desai and G. Archana (2009) Effect of the expression of Escherichia coli fhuA gene in Rhizobium sp. IC3123 and ST1 in planta: Its role in increased nodule occupancy and function in pigeon pea. Applied Soil Ecology   43, Issues 2-3, 185-190

  4. Aditi D. Buch, G. Archana and G. Naresh Kumar (2009) Enhanced citric acid biosynthesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens ATCC 13525 by overexpression of the Escherichia coli citrate synthase gene. Microbiology 155, 2620–2629.

  5. Falguni R. Joshi, Dhwani K. Desai, G. Archana, A. J. Desai (2009) Enhanced Survival and Nodule Occupancy of Pigeon pea Nodulating Rhizobium sp.ST1 expressing fegA Gene of Bradyrhizobium japonicum 61A152. OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences 9 (2): 40-51.

  6. Buch A, Archana G, Naresh Kumar G. (2008)  Metabolic channeling of glucose towards gluconate in phosphate-solubilizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa P4 under phosphorus deficiency. Research in Microbiology159: 635-42.

  7. Pillai Priya, G. Archana (2008) Hide depilation and feather disintegration studies with keratinolytic serine-protease from a novel Bacillus subtilis isolate. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology. 78 (4):643-50.

  8. B. Kavita, S. Shukla, G. Naresh Kumar, G. Archana (2008) Amelioration of phytotoxic effects of Cd on mung bean seedlings by gluconic acid secreting rhizobacterium Enterobacter asburiae PSI3 and implication of role of organic acid. World Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology 24:2965–2972.

  9. Patel, D. K., Archana G. and Naresh Kumar G. (2008) Variation in the nature of organic acid secretion and mineral phosphate solubilization by Citrobacter sp. in the presence of different sugars. Current Microbiology 56(2):168-74

  10. Geetha Rajendran, Falguni Sing, Anjana J. Desai, G. Archana (2008) Enhanced growth and nodulation of pigeon pea by co-inoculation of Bacillus strains with Rhizobium spp. Bioresource Technology. Volume 163(5) : 564-570.

  11. Geetha R, Mistry S, Desai A J, Archana G. (2007) Functional expression of E.coli fhuA gene in Rhizobium spp. of Cajanus cajan allows utilization of Fe3+: ferrichrome as iron source. Archives of Microbiology 187:257–264

  12. Shukla M, Chaturvedi R, Tamhane D, Vyas P, G. Archana, Apte S, Bandekar J.and Desai A.(2007) Multiple-Stress Tolerance of Ionizing Radiation-Resistant Bacterial Isolates Obtained from Various Habitats: Correlation Between Stresses Current Microbiology  54, 142-148.

  13. Joshi F., Archana G., Desai, A. ( 2006) Siderophore Cross-Utilization Amongst Rhizospheric Bacteria and the Role of Their Differential Affinities for Fe3+ on Growth Stimulation Under Iron-Limited Conditions. Current Microbiology 53. 141–147

  14. Joshi F.R., Kholiyaa S. P Archana G., Desai, A J. (2006) Siderophore cross-utilization amongst nodule isolates of the cowpea miscellany group and its effect on plant growth in the presence of antagonistic organisms. Microbiological Research, doi:10.1016/j.micres.2006.08.004

  15. Khan. A, Geetha R., Akolkar A., Pandya A., Archana G. Desai A. J.(2006) Differential cross-utilization of heterologous siderophores by nodule bacteria of Cajanus cajan and its possible role in growth under iron-limited conditions Applied Soil Ecology 34: 19-26

  16. S. Srivastava, M. T. Kausalya, G. Archana, O. P. Rupela and G. Naresh-Kumar (2007) Efficacy of organic acid secreting bacteria in solubilization of rock phosphate in acidic alfisols. In First International Meeting on Microbial Phosphate Solubilization. Series: Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences , Vol. 102 Velazquez, E.; Rodriguez-Barrueco, C. (Eds.) pp. 117-124, Springer.

  17. Vikas Sharma, Vikas Kumar, G. Archana and G. Naresh Kumar (2005) Substrate specificity of Glucose dehydrogenase (GDH) of Enterobacter asburiae PSI3 and rock phosphate solubilisation with GDH substrates as C sources. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 51, 477-482. IF-1.118

  18. Divya Patel, Shweta Chaudhary, Priti Chaudhari M., Surobhi Lahiri, Dhruvdev Vyas, Naresh Kumar G. & Archana G. (2003) Nature of organic acids secreted on various carbon sources in relation to rock phosphate solubilization by rhizobacteria. In Proceedings of 6th International PGPR workshop held at Indian Institute of Spices research, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala during October 5-10, 2003. pp. 127-132.

  19. Patel, D. K.,  Parmar, S.,  Darpalli, K. D.,  Joshi, F. R., Naresh Kumar, G. & Archana, G. (2002) Repression of mineral phosphate solubilising (mps) phenotype in the presence of organic acids in Pseudomonas fluorescens P4. In Mineral phosphate solubilization (Ed) A. R. Algawadi, P. U. Krishnaraj, and M. S. Kuruvinashetti, published by Department of Agricutural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dhrawad, Karnataka, pp. 186-190.

  20. Vyas, D. H., Anthony, S. M., Archana, G., Vyas, P. R., Patel, T. C.,  Mevada, K. D., Patel, J. J., Nafde, S. D., and Naresh Kumar, G. (2000) Growth and yield enhancement of Vigna radiata (mung bean) by the inoculation of gluconic acid producing phosphate solubilizing Enterobacter asburiae, Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agricultural Production in the 21st Century held at New Delhi, India during 14-18 February 2000.

  21. Srivastava, S., Kulkarni, M., Yadav, N., Archana, G. and  Naresh  Kumar, G. (2000) Phosphate solubilizing properties of Pseudomonas fluorescens transformed with phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase gene of Anacystis nidulans (Synechococcus PCC 7942. Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agricultural Production in the 21st Century held at New Delhi, India during February 14-18, 2000

  22. Kumar V., Naresh Kumar G. and Archana G. (2000) Role of broad substrate-specificity of glucose dehydrogenase of Enterobacter asburiae PSI3 in providing versatility to its mineral phosphate solubilising (MPS) phenotype. Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agricultural Production in the 21st Century  held at New Delhi, India during 14-18 February 2000.

  23. Vaishnav, P., Randev, S., Jatiani, S., Keharia, H., Vyas, P. R., Naresh Kumar, G. and Archana, G. (2000) Characterisation of carbamoyl phosphate synthetase of Streptomyces spp. Indian J. Exp. Biol. 38, 931-935.

Membership :

Awards & Fellowships :

Kamal Roy Bhatt Award for outstanding academic performance and securing distinction marks for the post graduate degree in Microbiology at Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology centre, MS University of Baroda.

Abstracts presented at Conferences and Symposia :

  1. 1st Asian PGPR congress held at Acharaya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad during 21st to 24th June 2009, by

  1. Chaubey S, Talreja S, G. Archana (2008) Combination of environmental factors influencing the physiology of biocontrol in Pseudomonas fluorescens CHAO. Presented at the 77th annual meeting of Society of Biochemists (India) held at IIT Chennai, 18th-20th December 2008.

  2. Presented at 49th annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India held at University of Delhi, South Campus, 18-20, Nov 2008.

  1. Subrahmanyam G, Archana, G. (2008) Activity and diversity of bacterial community in a Paleosols of Mahi river, western India by polyphasic approach. International Conference & Field Workshop on Paleopedology, Anna University, Chennai during  Jan.10-15, 2008       

  2. Presented at 48th annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India held at University of Delhi, South Campus, Dec.18-21, 2007.

  1. Priya Pillai and G. Archana          (2006) A novel protease from Bacillus sp. exhibiting eco-friendly hide dehairing capability. In 3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on Exploring horizons in biotechnology: A global venture held at BRD School of Biociences, S. P University Vallabh Vidyanagar during November 2-4, 2000.

  2. Presented at 75th meeting of Society of Biological Chemists Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 8-11 December 2006.

  1. Patel, K. J., Mohibi, Naresh Kumar, G. and Archana, G. (2006) Ability of phytase producing rhizobacteria to release Pi from different salts of phytata. In 3rd convention of BRSI & International Conference on Exploring horizons in biotechnology: A global venture held at BRD School of Biociences, S. P University Vallabh Vidyanagar during November 2-4, 2006.

  2. 46th Annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India held at Department of Microbiology, Osmania University ,Hyderabad, during December 8-10, 2005.

  1. Presented at 73th  Annual meeting of Society of Biological Chemists (India) held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi during December 8-11, 2006.

  1. Presented at Annual meeting held at Pantnagar Agricultural University, Pantnagar during 21st-24th November 2004.

  1. Fernandes, N. D., Chaturvedi R., Archana G, Vyas P. R. & Chhatpar H. S. (2004) PCR amplification of chitinase genes from community DNA extracted from marine sediments off the coast of Gujarat. Presented at National Seminar on Microbial Diversity – a source of innovation in Biotechnology held at Tropical Botanic Garder and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.during 27th to 29th May 2004.

  2. Vyas S., Murawala P. and Archana G. (2004) Genomic and phenotypic diversity of plant growth promoting rhizospheric fluorescent pseudomonads. Presented at National Seminar on biotechnology; A tool for sustainable agriculture production held at Gujarat Agricultural university, Anand during January 5-6, 2004.

Research Projects :

RESEARCH PROJECTS COMPLETED

 

TITLE OF THE PROJECT

SOURCE OF FUNDING

PERIOD AND AMOUNT

Co-Investigator

Dr. A. J. Desai, Dept of Microbiology, M. S. University of Baroda as PI

Network project on Development of transgenic rhizobium strains for pulse crops.

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

July 2002 to June 2005
Rs. 16.74 Lakhs

Co-Investigator
 Dr. G. Naresh Kumar, Dept of Biochemistry, M. S. University of Baroda as PI

Network project on development of transgenic mineral phosphate solubilizing bacteria

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

April 2002 to Sept 2005
Rs. 12.262 Lakhs

Co-Investigator
 Dr. A. J. Desai, Dept of Microbiology, M. S. University of Baroda as PI 

Characterisation of high affinity iron transport system in Rhizobium spp.

University Grants Commission, New Delhi

July 2001 to June 2004
Rs. 3.595 lakhs

Co-Investigator

Dr. G. Naresh Kumar, Dept of Biochemistry, M. S. University of Baroda as PI

Cloning and characterisation of mineral phosphate solubilizing (mps) genes of Arabidopsis thaliana cDNA library

University Grants Commission, New Delhi

January 2000- January 2003.

Rs. 10.67 lakhs. 

Co-Investigator

Dr. G. Naresh Kumar, Dept of Biochemistry, M. S. University of Baroda as PI

Development of genetically engineered phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonas fluorescens

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

August 1995 to July 1999.

Rs. 11.59 lakhs

Principal Investigator

 

Effect of organic acid producing bacteria on the in situ solubilisation of rock phosphate in acidic soils

University Grants Commission, New Delhi

1996 to 1998.

(Minor project)

Principal Investigator

Genetic & Biochemical characterisation of carbamoyl phosphate synthetase of Streptomyces spp. & its evolutionary significance

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi

1994 to 1996.

Rs. 2.14 lakhs.

Scheme for Young Scientists

Principal Investigator

Cloning of Arabidopsis thaliana carbamoyl phosphate synthetase gene by complementation  of E. coli mutants

University Grants Commission, New Delhi

1993 to 1994.

(Minor project)

Principal Investigator Microbially mediated alleviation of heavy metal toxicity to plants and community changes in rhizospheric populations upon metal pollution using copper as a model Gujarat state biotechnology Mission, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

May 2005- May 2008

Rs. 13.684 lakhs

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS ONGOING

Principal Investigator.

‘Isolation, Identification and characterization of genes for Azo dye degradation : An approach towards construction of and effcicient bioremediation strain’

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

Sept 2007 - Sept 2010. 

Rs. 23.48 lakhs

Principal Investigator



 

Bacterial community structure and activity in shallow subsurface soils of baroda window in relation to land use

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi

Study of Shallow subsurface (SSS) Programme, Gujarat Corridor.

Feb.2006- Feb 2009

Rs. 13.720 lakhs

Co-Investigator

Dr. G. Naresh Kumar, Dept of Biochemistry, M. S. University of Baroda as PI

Citrate synthase (cs) gene overexpression in transgenic Pseudomonas fluorescens harboring phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (ppc) gene for improved organic acid

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

August 2007 – August 2010

Rs. 30.65 Lakhs..

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended :

Invited talk on the topic

Workshop/Conference/Seminar

Year of Participation

Molecular Approaches for Enhancement of Efficacy of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

National Congress “Bio-inoculants for sustainable agriculture” held at Dept of Microbiology, PSGVP Mandal’s ASC College, Shahada, Dist. Nandurbar

16th Feb, 2010

"Engineering iron metabolism of rhizobia to enhance competitive survival in soil"

1st Asian PGPR Congress for sustainable agriculture, organized by Auburn University,USA and  ANGRAU, Hyderabad.

21 - 24th June, 2009

"Metagenomics: A gateway to sequence space of unknown" Seminar on‘Current developments in bioinformatics’ Department of Applied Mathematics ,Faculty of Technology and Engineering ,M.S.University of Baroda 12th May 2008
"Molecular evolution meets genomics revolution"

Seminar on EVOLUTION

Organized by: Friends of Museum Society, Vadodara and Dept Geology, MSU Baroda

4th March ,2006
"Exploring the hidden world of Uncultured Prokaryotes" Workshop on ‘Modern techniques in molecular genetics and microbial diversity’ organized by Dept of Microbiology, M. S. University of Baroda 4th Jan - 25th Jan 2005
"Growth and yield enhancement ..... phosphate solubilising E. asburiae" National symposium on ‘Emerging Trends in plant Sciences’, SV University, Tirupathi 15th -17th March, 1999
 "Isolation and Characterization ...... in Indian alkaline soils" INDO-US Workshop on ‘Application of Biotechnology for clean environment and energy’. Bangalore University 5th - 8th August, 1998
 "Frontiers of Science/Engineering and their relevance to national development: A view on life sciences" Young Scientists session in 84th Indian science Congress, Delhi University 5th - 7th January, 1997

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