Name: Dr. Arjun Singh

Designation: Scientist (Agricultural Microbiology)

Professional Experience: 3 years


Research Interest: Soil Microbiology, Organic Matter Recycling, Metagenomics

Contact Details:

Significant recognition (Awards/Fellowships/ Technologies transferred/ Patents etc.):

Awards : CSAU&T, Kanpur, Acchaiber Singh Memorial Gold Medal, for securing highest markes in all courses of Genetics and Plant Breeding in under BSc (Ag) programme


1. ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship in Plant Sciences Group

2. IARI-Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D. programme at IARI

Membership of Societies:

On-going project:

Diversity analysis of intestinal microbiota from xylophagous insect and assessment of their significance in lignocellulosic biomass utilization

Publications (no.)

· Research papers: 06, · Reviews: 01, · Books: Nil, · Book Chapters: 10

· Popular articles: Nil, · Others

List of publications (Best 10 publications):

1. Singh A, Singh DP, Tiwari R, et al. Taxonomic and functional annotation of gut bacterial communities of Eisenia foetida and Perionyx excavatus. Microbiol Res. 2015;175:48-56. doi:10.1016/j.micres.2015.03.003.

2. Singh A, Tiwari R, Sharma A, et al. Taxonomic and functional diversity of the culturable microbiomes of epigeic earthworms and their prospects in agriculture. J Basic Microbiol. 2016;56(9):1009-1020.

3. Yadav AK, Manna S, Pandiyan K, et al. Isolation and characterization of biosurfactant producing Bacillus sp. from diesel fuel-contaminated site. Microbiology. 2016;85(1):56-62. doi:10.1134/S0026261716010161.

4. Sharma A, Sharma R, Arora A, et al. Insights into rapid composting of paddy straw augmented with efficient microorganism consortium. Int J Recycl Org Waste Agric. 2014;3(2):1-9.

5. Singh A, Kumar K, Pandey AK, et al. Pyrene degradation by biosurfactant producing bacterium Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Agric Res. 2015;4(1):42-47.

6. Chakdar H, Kumar M, Pandiyan K, et al. Bacterial xylanases: biology to biotechnology. 3 Biotech. 2016;6(2):1-15.

7. Singh A, Singh RV, Saxena AK, Shivay YS, Nain L. Comparative studies on composting efficiency of Eisenia foetida (Savigny) and Perionyx excavatus (Perrier). J Exp Biol Agric Sci. 2014;2(5):508-517.