About my Work:
Antimicrobials of plant origin
Plant Microbe Interaction
Herbal remedies for plant disease management
1.Isolation and characterization of antibacterial and antifungal active principles from medicinal plants for the management of pathogenic microbes [Funded by UGC]
2.Funding for Strengthening Infrastructure in Science and Technology [Funded by DST ]
3.NON- Special Assistance Programme[Funded by UGC]1.An Integrated Environmental Programme of Research on the Kaveri"
2.Identification Characterisation and Utilisation of Antimicrobial agents of plant origin for plant disease management
3.Investigations on the biology, Epidemiology and management of Phomopsis azadirachtae on Neem
Vita / Publications:
Articles in Journals:
Sl.No Title of Article Journal Year/Month
1.Fungal infection of Pearl Millet seeds through colonization of persistent antherlobes - A hitherto unrecorded aspect. Current Science 1984.53(7):381-383
2.Effect of chemical treatment on germination and mycoflora of Pearl Millet seeds. Seed Research 1984.12(2): 102-103
3.Biological causes governing head mould of Pearl Millet. Proc. of Indian National Science Academy, biological series. 1985.52(4): 528-535.
4.Biological causes governing head mould of Pearl Millet. Milwai News Letter 1985. 4: pp. 25
5.Head mould of Pearl Millet Ă˘â‚¬â€ś A review. Journal of Mysore University: Section B 1992.. 32: 281-283
6.Distribution and periodicity of microbes in two fresh water bodies of Mysore, India Indian Journal Microbial Ecology.1993. 3: 83-95
7.Effect of Carbon-dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen concentration on growth and toxin production of A. flavus, F. moniliforme and Penicillium species. Journal of Mysore University: Section B 1996. 34: 1-7.
8.Histopathology of Soybean seed infected with Aspergillus flavus. Seed Research 1996.24(2): 129-134.
9.Effect of Cercospora moricola on the leaf quality in Mulberry. Indian Journal of Sericulture. 1996.35(2): 144-146
10.Seed mycolfora of Soyabean in Karnataka.Plant Disease Research 1996.11(1): 78-82
11.Modified atmosphere storage to prevent mould-induced nutritional loss in Maize Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture. 1998.. 76: 573-578
12.Mycotoxin contamination of Maize grains grown in Karnataka (India). Food and Chemical Toxicology. 1999. 37: 863-868
13.Antibacterial activity of plant extracts on phytopathogenic Xanthomonas campestris pathovars Letter in Applied Microbiology. 1999.. 28: 145-147.
14.Influence of epidemiological factors on development of leaf spot disease in mulberry caused by Cercospora moricola Pestology 2000. 24: 18-27.
15.Seed-borne nature and location of Cladosporium cladosporiodes in Soybean Plant Disease Research. 2001. 16; 203-209
16.Antifungal activity of solvent extract of Decalepis hamiltonii against seed borne Fusarium spp Journal of Mycology and Plant pathology 2002. 32(3): 428.
17.Prosopis juliflora Swartz. A potential plant for the management of fungal diseases of crops. Journal of Mycology and Plant pathology. 2002.32(3): 392-393
18.Survey of biopollutants in the indoor air of libraries. Journal of Ecobiology 2005.17(20):161-166.
19.Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activity of Oxalis corniculata: a known medicinal plantĂ˘â‚¬Âť. mySCIENCE 2005. 1(1):72-78
20.Antifungal activity of seed extracts of Psoralea corylifolia L. a hitherto unrecorded aspect.Plant disease Research 2005.20(2):213-215.
21.Tinospora cordifolia induces enzymes of carcinogen/drug metabolism and antioxidant system and inhibits lipid peroxidation in mice. Phytomedicine 2006. 13: 74-84
22.In vitro evaluation of antibacterial spectrum and phytochemical analysis of Acacia nilotica Journal of Agricultural Technology 2006. 2 (1):77-88.
23.Design, synthesis and antibacterial activity of novel 1,3-thiazolidine pyrimidine nucleoside analogues Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry 2006. 14 (22):7476-7481.
24.Antibacterial activity of Caesalpinia coriaria (jacq.) Willd. against plant pathogenic Xanthomonas pathovars: an eco-friendly approach Journal of Agricultural Technology 2006.2(2):317-327.
25.Antagonistic potential of Trichoderma koningii in the management of seed borne pathogens of paddy. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science 2006. 8(1): 483-488
26.Fungitoxicity of some essential oils against important seed borne pathogens of Paddy Plant Disease Research 2006. 1(2): 155-157
27.In vitro evaluation of some medicinal plants for antifungal activity Myforest. 2007. 3(1):73-80
28.Antifungal activity of some plant extracts against important seed borne pathogens of Aspergillus sp Journal of Agricultural Technology 2007. 3(1): 109-119.
29.Antibacterial potential of extracts of leaves of Parrotia persica African Journal of Biotechnology 2007.6(22) 2526-2528.
30.Antimicrobial activity of Adenia hondala (Gaertn.) Dewilde Myforest 2007.43(2): 155-160.
31.Anti-bacterial evaluation and phytochemical analysis of some Iranian medicinal plants against plant pathogenic Xanthomonas pathovars Journal of Agricultural Technology 2007. 3(2): 307-316
32.Antibacterial activity of synthetic precursors of podophyllotoxin. International Journal of Biomedical Science.. 20073(2): 113-116
33.Herbal remedies for the management of seed-borne fungal pathogens by an edible plant Decalepis hamiltonii (Wight & Arn) Archives of phytopathology and plant protection.2008.41(1) pp. 38 - 49.
34.Anti-fungal evaluation of some plant extracts against some plant pathogenic field and storage fungi.Journal of Agricultural Technology.2008.4(1): 119-137.
35.Antifungal activity of a known medicinal plant Mimusops elengi L. against grain moulds Journal of Agricultural Technology 2008. 4(1): 151-165.
36.Phytochemical analysis and antifungal activity of methanolic extract of Parrotia persica (DC) CA. Mey leaf The Bioscan 2008. 3(2) 117-119
37.In vitro antibacterial potential of alkaloids of Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. against Xanthomonas and human pathogenic bacteria.. World journal of Agricultural Sciences.2008.4(1):100-105
38.Antimicrobial and phytochemical studies on Persea americana seeds extract Sc.J.Az.Med.Fac.(Girls).2008.29(3): 283-289.
39.Acute and subacute toxicity studies of Persea americana Mill .(Avocado) seed in rats International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine 2008.11(2): 29-36
40.Antibacterial evaluation of some plant extracts against some human pathogenic bacteria.Advances in Biological Research 2008.2(3-4): 49-55.
41.Evaluation of the antibacterial potential of some plants against human pathogenic bacteria Advances in Biological Research. 2008.2(3-4): 44-48
42.Antibacterial activity of Asperugo procumbens L. against some human pathogenic bacteria. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2008. 2: 138-140
43.Synthesis of new series of 5,6-dihydro-4H-1,2-oxazines via hetero Diels-Alder reaction and evaluation of antimicrobial activity European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2009.44(1): 280-288
44.Efficacy of some plant extracts against Salmonella: an in vitro study Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental sciences 2009.11(1):19-23.
45.Alpha Glucosidase inhibitory activity of Morus alba Pharmacologyonline. 2009. (1) 404-409
46.In-vitro antibacterial effect of selected medicinal plant extracts Journal of Natural Products,2009.(2)64-69
47.PCR-based detection of Phomopsis azadirachtae in die-back affected neem seeds Archives of phytopathology and plant protection [In press]
48.Antibacterial evaluation of some Iranian medicinal plants against some human pathogenic bacteria Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences.[In press]
49.Antifungal potentiality of some plant extracts against Fusarium sp. Archives of phytopathology and plant protection [In press]
50.Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activity of Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd. against some human pathogenic bacteria. Asian journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences [In press]
51.Antifungal activity of 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde isolated from Decalepis hamiltonii (Wight & Arn.) on seed-borne fungi causing biodeterioration of paddy.Journal of Plant Protection Research. [In press]
Grants and Awards:
1978 - Awarded Post Metric Scholarship
1983 - Awarded UGC Junior Research Fellowship
1985. [January] - Awarded UGC Senior Research Fellowship
1985 - [March] - Awarded CSIR Senior Research Fellowship
1994 - Awarded MICON International-94 award for best paper in Agricultural Microbiology
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