Azra Nahaid Kamili

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Endophytic fungi are those that live internally in apparently healthy and asymptomatic hosts. Endophytic fungi appear to be ubiquitous; indeed, no study has yet shown the existence of a plant species without endophytes. High species diversity is another characteristic of endophytic mycobiota which is depicted by the fact that it is quite common for(More)
A complete protocol for the saffron cormlet production under in vitro conditions and subsequent flowering under greenhouse conditions is described. Highest number of cormlets (70.0 ± 0.30) per corm slice (explant) could be regenerated on Murashige and Skoog (MS) half strength medium supplemented with thidiazuron (TDZ) (20 µM), Indole acetic acid (IAA) (10(More)
The co-cultivation of tissue explants with beneficial microbes induces numerous developmental and metabolic alterations in the resulting plantlets conferring enhanced tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. In the present study we have co-cultivated plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) exhibiting multiple plant growth promoting activities with the(More)
This study was conducted to analyse the free radical scavenging potential of callus obtained from nodal segments and leaf explants of Artemisia amygdalina Decne. The explants were inoculated on MS medium augmented with various concentrations of BAP, Kn, NAA and 2,4-D for callus induction. In this study, 12.42 g of callus developed from the leaf explant on(More)
The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from the leaves of micropropagated plants of Artemisia amygdalina was analyzed by capillary GC–FID and GC–MS and compared with that obtained from the leaves of field growing parent plants. The oil yield from the micropropagated plants was lower (0.05% v/w) than the oil yield obtained from field-grown plants(More)
In-vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of various concentrations ranging from 150 to 500 μg/ml of alcoholic (methanol and ethanol) extracts of Rumex dentatus were analyzed on different clinical bacterial strains (Shigella flexneri, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus) and(More)
In recognition of the importance of bacteria as ecological indicators of the aquatic systems a comprehensive and systematic analysis was carried out on Manasbal Lake, the deepest spring fed valley lake of Kashmir. The main objective envisaged was to analyze bacterial community composition (BCC) and for this purpose systematic and regular sampling of waters(More)
AIM Artemisia amygdalina Decne. (Asteraceae) is a critically endangered and endemic herb of Kashmir Himalayan sub-alpine region and Pakistan. Scientific research throughout the world has evidence to support the tremendous medicinal utility of the genus Artemisia. The natural resources of medicinal plants are being reduced day by day. This study provides the(More)
The primary aspiration in the microbial observatory is to advance the understanding of freshwater bacterioplankton, whose diversity and population dynamics are currently the least understood off all freshwater planktonic organisms. Through identification and characterization of bacterial populations in a suite of fresh water bodies, we are able to gain(More)
Free floating macrophytes play a significant role in removing different types of metals from the water bodies and carry out its purification. In view of their potential Azolla pinnata were collected from Dal Lake, an urban-anthropogenic affected water body of Srinagar city and were studied for accumulation of heavy metals. Azolla pinnata were exposed to 4(More)