C. Kumar

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Plants and most of the microorganisms in the rhizosphere have symbiotic relationships. While rhizodeposits (root exudates having lysates, mucilages) provide the food and influence the structure and number of microorganisms in the rhizosphere, the latter benefit the plants through secretion of a number of growth promoting hormones, organic acids and(More)
A field experiment was designed to investigate the effects of cadmium and lead on biomass production, sugar and vitamin C content of dietary vegetables. At seedling stage the reduction magnitudes in biomass production with added cadmium up to 50 mg kg−1 soils were 49–51 % in fenugreek root and 32.2–39.6 % in spinach leaf; while at 40 days after sowing(More)
Sorghum of the family Poaceae is one of the important cereal crops of India which accumulate silica in the form of phytoliths. Silica which forms phytoliths has manifold role in the crop plants. It enhances the crop quality, yield, growth and protects the plant from various biotic and abiotic hurdles. Present paper provides brief observations of the(More)
Municipal sewage triggers a stress prone environment to accumulate polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) in the cytosol of bacteria. In view of that, different Bacillus species were isolated from municipal sewage and screened for evaluating their efficacy of PHA production. Growth parameters such as temperature, pH, glucose concentration and carbon nitrogen(More)
Value addition of a beverage was carried out by blending mango juice at three concentrations (5, 10 and 15 %) with skimmed milk and three concentrations (3, 3.5 and 4.0 %) of vegetable oil with 80 % rice bran oil and 20 % Carthamus tinctorius L. oil (Saffola Gold ). Sensory evaluation showed significant differences in flavour and taste, consistency and(More)
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