Research Papers

  • R. Saikia, R. Kumar, D. K. Arora, D. K. Gogoi, P. Azad (2006) Pseudomonas aeruginosa inducing rice resistance against Rhizoctoniasolani: production of salicylic acid and peroxidases.  Folia Microbiol. 51 (5), 375-380.
  • BhimPratap  Singh, RatulSaikia, MukeshYadav, Rakesh Singh, V. S. Chauhan and  Dilip K. Arora, (2006) Molecular characterization of Fusariumoxysporumf.sp. ciceri causing wilt of chickpea. African J. of Biotechnology 5(6), pp. 497-502.
  • RatulSaikia, Alok K. Srivastava, Kiran Singh and Dilip K. Arora (2005) Effect of Iron Availability on Induction Systemic Resistance to Fusarium Wilt of Chickpea by Pseudomonas spp. Mycobiology. 33 (1): 35-40.
  • RatulSaikia, BhimPratap Singh, RakeshKumar  andDilip K. Arora (2005) Detection of pathogenesis related proteins - chitin. and ß-1, 3- glucanase in induced chickpea. Current Science. 39(4), 659-663.
  • T. Singh, R. Saikia and D. K. Arora (2005) Partial Purification of Lectin from Mycoparasitic species of Trichoderma. The Plant Pathology Journal, 21(4): 301-309.
  • Dilip K. Arora, RatulSaikia, Ram Dwivedi and David Smith (2005) Current Status, Strategy and Future Prospects of the Microbial Resource Collection. Current Science, 89:1-10.


  • BhimPratap Singh, RatulSaikia, MukeshYadav, Rakesh Singh, V. S .Chauhan and Dilip   K.Arora. Molecular characterizations of F. oxysporum f. sp. ciceri causing wilt disease of chickpea. African Journal of Biotechnology, 2006, 5(6): 497-502.
  • RatulSaikia, MukeshYadav, BhimPratap Singh, Dip K Gogoi and Dilip K Arora. Induction of resistance in chickpea by treatment with cell wall protein of Fusariumoxysporum f. sp. ciceri and Macrophominaphaseolina. Current Science, 2006, 91(11): 1543-1546.
  • RatulSaikia, BhimPratap Singh, Saju Varghese and Dilip K Arora (2006) Influence of minerals amendment on diseases  suppressive  activity  of Pseudomonas fluorescens to Fusarium wilt of chickpea. Microbiological Research, 164(4): 365-373.
  • RatulSaikia, MukeshYadav, Saju Varghese, BhimPratap Singh, Dip K Gogoi, Rakesh Kumar and Dilip K Arora(2006)  Role of Riboflavin in Induced Resistance against Fusarium Wilt and Charcoal Rot Diseases of Chickpea, Plant Pathol. J. 22(4): 339-347.


  • Babu, B.K., Saxena, A.K., Srivastava, A.K. and Arora, D.K. 2007. Identification and detection of Macrophomina phaseolina by using species-specific oligonucleotide primers and probe. Mycologia 99: 797-803.


  • Jyotsana, Srivastava, A., Singh R.P., Srivastava, A.K., Saxena, A.K. and Arora, D.K. 2008. Growth promotion and charcoal rot management in chickpea by Trichoderma harzianum. J Plant Prot. Res. 48: 81-92.
  • Tilak, K.V.B.R. and Saxena, A.K. 2008. Response of onion (Allium cepa L.) to inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense.  J. Eco friendly Agric. 3(1): 16-18.


  • Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Arvind K. Yadav, Kamlesh Kumar Meena and Sunil Pabbi (2010) Effect of mineral phosphates on growth and nitrogen fixation of diazotrophic cyanobacteria Anabaena variabilis and Westiellopsis prolifica, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 97:297–306.
  • Kamlesh K. Meena, Sukumar Mesapogu, Manish Kumar, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Geeta Singh and Anil K. Saxena (2010), Co-inoculation of the endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica with the phosphate-solubilising bacterium Pseudomonas striata affects population dynamics and plant growth in chickpea, Biology and Fertility of Soils, 46:169–174.
  • Patil, H.J., Srivastava, A.K., Kumar, S., Chaudhari, B.L., Arora, D.K., 2010. Selective isolation, evaluation and characterization of antagonistic actinomycetes against Rhizoctonia solani. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Vol 26 (12): 2163-2170.
  • Yadav A. K., Srivastava A. K., Yandigeri M. S., Modi D. R., Arora D.K. (2010). Characterization of indigenous copper resistant Streptomycetes from Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) fields, Annals of Microbiology 60 (4): 605-614. 


  • Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Kamlesh Kumar Meena, Srinivasan, R., and Sunil Pabbi (2011) Effect of mineral phosphate solubilization on biological nitrogen fixation by diazotrophic cyanobacteria.Indian  Journal of Microbiology, 51(1):48-53.
  • Srinivasan R., Ajjanna R. Alagawadi, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Kamlesh Kumar Meena and Anil K. Saxena (2011) Characterization of phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms from salt-affected soils of India and their effect on growth of sorghum plants [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Annals of Microbiology, 62(1): 93-105.
  • Gulzar Singh Sangera, PremLalKashyap, Gurpreet Singh and Jaime A. Teixiera da Silva (2011) Trangenics: Fast track to Plant Stress Amelioration. Transgenic Plant Journal 5(1):1-26.
  • Thind T.S., Goswami S, Kaur R, Raheja, S and Mohan C. (2011).Development of metalaxyl resistance in Psuedopernosporacubensis and management options with novel action fungicides.Indian Phytopath.63(4) 387- 392.
  • Tiwari S, Meena KK, Yandigeri M, Singh DP &Arora DK (2011) Salt tolerant rhizobacteria-mediated induced systemic tolerance in wheat (Triticumaestivum) and chemical diversity in rhizosphere enhance plant growth. Biology and Fertility of Soil 47 (8): 907-916.


  •  Anupama PD, Praveen KD, Singh RK, Kumar S, Srivastava AK and Arora DK  2011 A psychrophilic and halotolerant strain of Thelebolusmicrosporus from Pangong Lake, Himalaya. Mycosphere  Vol.  2, 601-609.
  • Arvind K. Yadav, SachiVardhan, Mahesh Yandigiri, Alok KSrivastava and Dilip K. Arora(2011) Optimization of Keratin degrading enzyme from thermophilic strain of Streptomycetessclerotialus. Research Journal of Microbiology, 6(9): 693-705.
  • Bandamaravuri Kishore Babu, SukumarMesapogu, Anu Sharma, Saida Reddy Somasani and Dilip K. Arora (2011) Quantitative real-time PCR assay for rapid detection of plant and human pathogenic Macrophominaphaseolina from field and environmental samples. Mycologia 103:466- 473.
  • Binu Mani Tripathi, Rajeev Kaushik, PriyankaKumari, Anil Kumar Saxena, Dilip Kumar Arora (2011).  Genetic and Metabolic diversity of Streptomycetes in pulp and paper mill effluent treated crops fields.  World J. Microbiol Biotechnology.DOI 10.1007/s11274-010-0614-1.
  • D. Praveen Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Singh, P. D. Anupama, Manoj Kumar Solanki, SudheerKuma, Alok K. Srivastava, Pradeep K. Singhal and Dilip K. Arora 2011 Studies on Exo-Chitinase Production from Trichodermaasperellum UTP-16 and Its Characterization. Indian J. Microbiol.52(3): 388-395.
  • DhananjayaPratap Singh, RatnaPrabha, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Dilip K. Arora (2011). Cyanobacterial inoculation in rice (Oryzasativa) enhances phenylpropanoids&phytoharmones to support plant growth & stress tolerance. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 100(4), 557-568.
  • Dhiraj K. Nanda, Sudher K. Tomar, Rameshwar Singh, Gorakh Mal, Prashant Singh, Dilip K. Arora, B. K. Joshi, ReetaChaudhary and Dinesh Kumar (2011) Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Lactobacilli isolated from camels' cheese produced in India. International Journal of Dairy Technology, 64(3): 437-443.
  • Hemant J. Patil, Alok K. Srivastava, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Bhushan L. Chaudhari, Dilip K. Arora(2011) Actinomycetes mediated biochemical responses in tomato (Solanumlycopersicum) enhances bioprotection against Rhizoctoniasolan, Crop Protection, 30(10): 1269-1273.
  • Kamlesh K. Meena, Manish kumar, Mahesh Yandigeri, Dhananjaya P. Singh and Dilip K. Arora (2011) Epiphytic pink pigmented methylotrophic bacteria enhance germination and early seedling growth ofwheat (Triticumaestivum) by producing phytohormone. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 101(4): 777-786.
  • MahadevaSwamy H. M., Asokan R., Nagesha S. N., Arora D. K., AjanthaBirah, RiazMahmood (2011)  Cloning, characterization and diversity of insecticidal crystal protein genes of Bacillus thuringiensis native isolates from soils of andaman and nicobar islands.  Current Microbiology, 63(5): 420-425.
  • Manoj Kumar Solanki, Nidhi Singh, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Pratiksha Singh, Alok K. Srivastava, Sudheer Kumar, Prem L. Kashyap and Dilip K. Arora 2011 Plant defense activation and management of tomato root rot by a chitin- fortified Trichoderma/Hypocrea formulation. Phytoparasitica Vol. 36, 471-481.
  • RaghvendraPratap Singh, Ram Nageena Singh, Alok Kumar Srivastava, Sudheer Kumar, R.C. Dubey and Dilip K. Arora 2011 Structural analysis and 3d-modelling of fur protein from Bradyrhizobiumjaponicum” Journals of Allied Science in Environmental Sanitation, Vol. 6,  357- 366.
  • RashmiAggarwal, Lalit L. Kharbikar and Renu (2011). Identification of Bipolarissorokiniana- responsive differential Transcripts in wheat (Triticumaestivum L.)Indian phytopath. 64 (1) : 24-27 (2011).
  • Sahay H, Singh S, Kaushik R, Saxena A.K and Arora D.K (2011) Characterization of halophilic bacteria from environmental samples of Pulicat brackish water lake, India, Biologia, 66(5): 741-747.
  • Singh, Udai B., Sahu, Asha, Singh, R. K., Singh, Dhananjaya P., Meena, Kamlesh K., Srivastava, J. S, Renu and Manna M.C. (2012) Evaluation of biocontrol potential of Arthrobotrysoligospora against Meloidogynegraminicola and Rhizoctoniasolani in Rice (Oryzasativa L.). Biological Control, 60: 262-270. 
  • SukumarMesapogu, B. K. Babu, A. Bakshi, S.S.Reddy, SangeetaSaxena, A.K.Srivastava and D.K. Arora(2011) “Rapid detection and quantification of Fusariumudum in plant and soil samples using Real Time PCR”  J. Plant Pathology Microbiology, 2(2): 107. 


  • Sudheer Kumar, Ruchi Singh, PremLalKashyap, Alok Kumar Srivastava (2013) Rapid detection and quantification of Alternariasolani in tomato. ScientiaHorticulturae 151: 184-189.
  • Manoj Kumar Solanki, Rajesh Kumar Singh, SupriyaSrivastava, Sudheer Kumar, PremLalKashyap, Alok K. Srivastava and Dilip K. Arora (2013) Isolation and characterization of siderophore producing antagonistic rhizobacteria against Rhizoctoniasolani. J. Basic Microbiol. 54(6): 585-597.
  • PremLalKashyap, Sudheer Kumar, Alok Kumar Srivastava, Arun Kumar Sharma (2013) Myconanotechnology in agriculture: a perspective. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Volume 29(2):191-207
  • Srivastva Rishi, TripathiBinu Mani, Singh Rahul Kunwar, SrivastvaPratima, KumariPriyanka, SrivastavMadhusudan, SrivastavaAlok K, Kumar Sudheer, KashyapPremLal, Sharma Rajesh, Tiwari Shree Prakash (2013) Profiling of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria Associated with Jaunpuri Giant RaddishRhizosphere. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology 6(2):187-193.
  • Binu Mani Tripathi, PriyankaKumari, Kela P. Weber, Anil Kumar Saxena, Dilip Kumar Arora, Rajeev Kaushik (2013) Influence of Long Term Irrigation with Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent on the Bacterial Community Structure and Catabolic Function in Soil. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 54(1): 65-73.
  • V. Keshri, Dhananjaya P. Singh, R. Prabha, A. Rai, A. K. Sharma (2013) Genome subtraction for the identification of potential antimicrobial targets in Xanthomonasoryzaepv. oryzaePXO99A pathogenic to rice.  Biotech.4(1): 91-95.
  • Singh, Udai B., Sahu, A., Sahu, N., Singh, R. K., Renu, RatnaPrabha, Singh, Dhananjaya P., Sarma, B.K. and Manna, M.C. (2012). Co-inoculation of Dactylariabrochopaga and Monacrosporiumeudermatum affects disease dynamics and biochemical responses in Tomato (Lycopersiconesculentum Mill.) to enhance bioprotection against Meloidogyne incognita. Crop Protection, 35:102-109.
  • U.B. Singh, A. Sahu, N. Sahu, R.K. Singh, S. Renu, D.P. Singh, M.C. Manna, B.K. Sarma, H.B. Singh, K.P. Singh (2013) Arthrobotrysoligospora- mediated biological control of diseases of tomato (Lycopersiconesculentum Mill.) caused by Meloidogyne incognita and Rhizoctoniasolani. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 114(1): 196–208.
  • Manoj Kumar Solanki, Amrita Shalini Robert, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sudheer Kumar, Akhilesh Kumar Pandey, Alok K. Srivastava, Dilip K. Arora Characterization of Mycolytic Enzymes of Bacillus Strains and Their Bio-Protection Role Against Rhizoctoniasolani in Tomato. Current Microbiology, 65 (3): 330-336.
  • Rajesh Kumar Singh, D. Praveen Kumar, Manoj Kumar Solanki, Pratiksha Singh, Alok K. Srivastva, Sudheer Kumar, Prem L. Kashyap, Anil K. Saxena, Pradeep K. Singhal, Dilip K. Arora (2012) Optimization of media components for chitinase production by chickpea rhizosphere associated Lysinibacillusfusiformis B-CM18. J. Basic Microbiol. 53(5): 451-460
  • Mahfooz S, Maurya DK, Srivastava AK, Kumar S, Arora DK. (2012) A comparative in silico analysis on frequency and distribution of microsatellites in coding regions of three formaespeciales of Fusariumoxysporum and development of EST- SSR markers for polymorphism studies. FEMS, Microbiol. Lett. 328(1):54-60.
  • Sudheer Kumar, Deepak Maurya, ShaliniRai, PremLalKashyap, Alok Kumar Srivastava (2012) Computational Mining and Genome Wide Distribution of Microsatellite in Fusariumoxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Not SciBiol, 4(4):127-131
  • ShivaniYadav, Alok K. Srivastava, Dhanajay P. Singh, Dilip K. Arora (2012) Isolation of Oxalic acid tolerating fungi and decipherization of its potential to control Sclerotiniasclerotiorum through oxalate oxidase like protein. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 28(11): 3197-3206
  • S. Vardhan, A.K. Yadav, S. Kashyap, A. K. Panday, A.K. Srivastava, and D.K. Arora (2012) Isolation and Characterization of PsychrotolerantPaenibacillusagaridevorans Strain S26 from Subglacial Himalayan Lake. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 3(2): April – June 2012
  • HarmeshSahay, Bandamaravuri Kishore Babu, Surendra Singh, Rajeev Kaushik, Anil K. Saxena, Dilip K. Arora (2012) Cold-active hydrolases producing bacteria from two different sub-glacial Himalayan lakes. Journal of Basic Microbiology.53(8): 703-714.
  • Dhananjaya P. Singh, RatnaPrabha, Anil Rai and Dilip K. Arora (2012) Bioinformatics-assisted microbiological research: tasks, developments and upcoming challenges. American Journal of Bioinformatics.1(1):10-19.
  • RatnaPrabha, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Arun K Sharma (2012). Assessment of codon usage pattern in nitrogen-fixing uncultured marine Cyanobacterium UCYN-A. International Journal of Chemical Sciences 10: 2225-2236.
  • RatnaPrabha, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Shailendra K Gupta, Samir Farooqi& Anil Rai (2012).  Synonymous codon usage in Thermosynechococcuselongatus (cyanobacteria) identifies the factors shaping codon usage variation. Bioinformation 8: 622-628.
  • Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Kamlesh Kumar Meena, Divya Singh, NityanandMalviya, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Manoj Kumar Solanki, Arvind Kumar Yadav, Dilip K. Arora (2012) Drought-tolerant endophyticactinobacteria promote growth of wheat (Triticumaestivum) under water stress conditions. Plant growth Regulation,68(3): 411-420.
  • Dipak T. Nagrale, Anil P. Gaikwad and Lalan Sharma. (2012) Fungicidal management of Alternariaalternata (Fr.)Keissler causing blight of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii H. Bolus ex J.D. Hook).Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 4(2):220- 227.
  • RaghvendraPratap Singh, Ram Nageena Singh, Manish K Srivastava,  Alok Kumar Srivastava, Sudheer Kumar, R. C. Dubey and Arun Kumar Sharma (2012) Structure prediction and analysis of mxaf from obligate, facultative and restricted facultativemethylobacterium. Bioinformation. 8(21): 1042–1046.
  • Singh, D. P., Prabha, R., Kumar, M., Meena, K. K. (2012).A rapid and standardized phenol-free method for the isolation of genomic DNA from filamentous cyanobacteria.Asian journal of experimental biological sciences. 3(3): 666-673.
  • Prabha R, Singh DP, Gupta SK, Farooqi S, Rai A. (2012) Synonymous codon usage in Thermosynechococcuselongatus (cyanobacteria) identifies the factors shaping codon usage variation.Bioinformation. 2012; 8(13):622-8.
  • Alok R Rai, RaghvendraPratap Singh, Alok Kumar Srivastava and R. C. Dubey (2012) Structure prediction and evolution of a halo-acid dehalogenaseof Burkholderia mallei.Bioinformation.; 8(22): 1111–1113.
  • Solanki MK, Kumar S., Panday AK., Srivastava S., Singh RK., Kashyap PL., Srivastava AK., Arora DK (2012). Diversity and antagonistic potential of Bacillus spp. associated to the rhizosphere of tomato for the management of Rhizoctoniasolani. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 22: 203-217.