Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal

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A novel defined microbiological growth medium, National Botanical Research Institute's phosphate growth medium (NBRIP), which is more efficient than Pikovskaya medium (PVK), was developed for screening phosphate solubilizing microorganisms. In plate assay the efficiency of NBRIP was comparable to PVK; however, in broth assay NBRIP consistently demonstrated(More)
An efficient protocol was developed for qualitative screening of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria, based upon visual observation. Our results indicate that, by using our formulation containing bromophenol blue, it is possible to quickly screen on a qualitative basis the phosphate-solubilizing bacteria. Qualitative analysis of the phosphate solubilized by(More)
Phosphate solubilizing bacteria NBRI0603, NBRI2601, NBRI3246 and NBRI4003 were isolated from the rhizosphere of chickpea and alkaline soils. All four strains demonstrated diverse levels of phosphate solubilization activity under in vitro conditions in the presence of various carbon and nitrogen sources. Acid production may have contributed to phosphate(More)
An ecological survey was conducted to characterize 4800 bacterial strains isolated from the root-free soil, rhizosphere, and rhizoplane of Prosopis juliflora growing in alkaline soils. Of the 4800 bacteria, 857 strains were able to solubilize phosphate on plates. The incidence of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) in the rhizoplane was highest, followed(More)
Community level physiological profiling and pyrosequencing-based analysis of the V1-V2 16S rRNA gene region were used to characterize and compare microbial community structure, diversity, and bacterial phylogeny from soils of chemically cultivated land (CCL), organically cultivated land (OCL), and fallow grass land (FGL) for 16 years and were under three(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to identify the gene responsible for degradation of toxic allelochemicals of Parthenium by generating Tn5-induced mutant of Pseudomonas putida NBRIC19. Furthermore, the study characterizes the mutant at physiological, biochemical and molecular level that helped in understanding the mechanisms of reducing the allelopathic(More)
Plant growth promoting Pantoea agglomerans NBRISRM (NBRISRM) was able to produce 60.4 μg/ml indole acetic acid and solubilize 77.5 μg/ml tri-calcium phosphate under in vitro conditions. Addition of 2% NaCl (w/v) in the media induced the IAA production and phosphate solubilization by 11% and 7%, respectively. For evaluating the plant growth promotory effect(More)
Lagerstroemia speciosa (Lythraceae) is a south-east Asian tree more commonly known as 'Jarul'. Research on health benefits suggests that the L. speciosa plant contains phytomolecules that may have antioxidant, anti-diabetic and anti-obesity properties. However, antimicrobial activities have not been reported for this plant. The ability of L. speciosa fruit(More)
AIMS To isolate plant growth-promoting bacterium from Western Ghat forests in India. METHODS AND RESULTS A Gram-negative, rod shaped, cream white coloured strain Pantoea NII-186 isolated from Western Ghat soil sample. The taxonomic position of the bacterium was confirmed by sequencing of 16S rRNA and phylogenetic analysis. A strain grew at a wide range of(More)
Trichoderma harzianum NBRI-1055 was used, as fungal candidate to enhance the antioxidant activities of soybean matrix by modulating polyphenolic substances during solid-state fermentation. Trichoderma-fermented soybean (TFS) and unfermented soybean (UFS) products were extracted with water (W) and methanol (M). Total phenolic content of TFS-W and TFS-M(More)