The Department of Microbiology at M.S. University from its inception had robust
research program attracting grants from various national and international
funding agencies and has contributed particularly in the fields of agricultural
and environmental microbiology. The Department has alumni of more than 100 Ph.D.
students and over thousand Masterís students in Microbiology and Biotechnology
who have spread all over India and the world and continue to contribute in their
respective fields of education and research.
department has produced around 126 Ph.D students. The Ph.D thesis are also examined by foreign referees and notable
among them were two noble laureates namely Dr. Max Delbruck and Dr. Melvin
Calvin. The department has published approximately 570 research papers/articles
in national and international journals. Few important research papers published by the Department are given
B. R., and V. V. Modi.
1966. Alanine synthesis by Ustilago maydis. Naturwissenschaften
A. K., V. V. Modi, and R. N. Patel.
1966. Biotin and fatty acid biogenesis in Aspergillus flavus.
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 22:436-437.
K. K., and V. V. Modi.
1968. Metabolic changes in biotin-deficient Aspergillus nidulans.
Canadian Journal of Microbiology 14:813-815.
N. R., R. J. Mehta, and V. V. Modi.
1968. Studies on r II region of T 2-phage. Cellular and Molecular Life
K., and V. V. Modi.
1970. Effect of ammonium ions on the growth of Aspergillus nidulans.
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 26:590-591.
K. K., and S. Rao.
1975. Effect of tweens on the production of ergot alkaloids by
Aspergillus fumigatus. Folia microbiologica 20:418-422.
Desai, J. D., and V. V. Modi.
1977. Regulation of ammonia uptake in Aspergillus nidulans. Cellular
and Molecular Life Sciences 33:1592-1593.
Gupta, A. R., and K. K. Rao.
1977. Inhibition of tryptophan uptake in Aspergillus fumigatus by
tryptamine. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 33:853-854.
Nautiyal, C. S., and V. V. Modi.
1981. The regulation of some enzymes involved in ammonia assimilation by
Rhizobium meliloti. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 37:121-122.
Shah, K., S. Sousa, and V. V. Modi.
1981. Studies on transducing phage M-1 for Rhizobium japonicum D211.
Archives of Microbiology 130:262-266.
Sahasrabudhe, S. R., and V. V.
Hydroxylation of benzoate and its chlorinated derivatives in Aspergillus
niger. Biochemistry international 10:525.
A. R., and V. V. Modi. 1987.
Metabolism ofn-alkanes by Aspergillus japonicus. Folia microbiologica 32:24-28.
P. V., and B. B. Chattoo.
1994. Cloning and growth-regulated expression of the gene encoding the
hepatitis B virus middle surface antigen in Yarrowia lipolytica. Gene
Jadhav, R. S., and A. Desai.
1994. Role of siderophore in iron uptake in cowpea Rhizobium GN1
(peanut isolate): Possible involvement of iron repressible outer membrane
proteins. FEMS microbiology letters 115:185-189.
Kachroo, P., S. A. Leong, and B. B. Chattoo.
1995. Mg-SINE: A short interspersed nuclear element from the rice blast
fungus, Magnaporthe grisea. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Ashtaputre, A. A., and A. K. Shah.
1995. Studies on a Viscous, Gel-Forming Exopolysaccharide from
Sphingomonas paucimobilis GS1. Applied and environmental microbiology
Naqvi, N. I., and B. B. Chattoo.
1996. Development of a sequence characterized amplified region (SCAR) based
indirect selection method for a dominant blast-resistance gene in rice.
Kachroo, P., M. Ahuja, S. A. Leong, and B. B. Chattoo.
1997. Organisation and molecular analysis of repeated DNA sequences in the
rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea. Current genetics 31:361-369.
V., D. Jiwan, P. Vyas, and H. S. Chhatpar.
2005. Statistical optimization of chitinase production by Pantoea
dispersa to enhance degradation of crustacean chitin waste. Journal of
microbiology and biotechnology 15:197-201.
N. N., and A. K. Shah.
2007. The use of solid waste of a nylon-6 plant as a nutrient for bacterial
decolourisation of dyes. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
S. K., and T. Bagchi.
2008. Partial sequence analysis of VP1 of Indian isolates of foot-and-mouth
disease virus type Asia-1. Virus genes 37:60-68.
Gupta, A., and B. B. Chattoo.
2008. Functional analysis of a novel ABC transporter ABC4 from
Magnaporthe grisea. FEMS microbiology letters 278:22-28.
Thakur, S., S. Jha, S. Roy-Barman, and B. Chattoo.
2009. Genomic Resources of Magnaporthe oryzae (GROMO): A
comprehensive and integrated database on rice blast fungus. BMC genomics
Mukherjee, F., J. Jain, V. Patel, and M. Nair. 2007. Multiple genus-specific markers in PCR assays
improve the specificity and sensitivity of diagnosis of brucellosis in field
animals. Journal of medical microbiology56:1309-1316.
Dhanani, A. S., S. B.
Gaudana, and T. Bagchi.
2011. The ability of Lactobacillus adhesin EF-Tu to interfere with
pathogen adhesion. European Food Research and Technology 232:777-785.
Maisuria, V. B., and A.
2012. Biochemical properties and thermal behavior of pectate lyase produced
by Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum BR1 with
industrial potentials. Biochemical engineering journal 63:22-30.
Patel, K. D., and S. S.
2012. RFLP analysis of cry1 and cry2 genes of Bacillus thuringiensis
isolates from India. Journal of microbiology and biotechnology 22:729.
Pillai, P., and G.
2012. A novel process for biodegradation and effective utilization of chrome
shavings, a solid waste generated in tanneries, using chromium resistant
Bacillus subtilis P13. Process Biochemistry 47:2116-2122.
Chakravarthy, S. S., G.
D'souza, N. Srivastava, B. B. Nayak, and A. S. Nerurkar.
2012. Carbon sources influence the nitrate removal activity, community
structure and biofilm architecture. Bioresource Technology 117:292-299.
Chaturvedi, R., and G.
2012. Novel 16S rRNA based PCR method targeting Deinococcus spp. and
its application to assess the diversity of deinococcal populations in
environmental samples. Journal of microbiological methods 90:197-205.