Krishna Kant Sharma

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Prosopis juliflora (Mesquite) is a raw material for long-term sustainable production of cellulosics ethanol. In this study, we used acid pretreatment, delignification and enzymatic hydrolysis to evaluate the pretreatment to produce more sugar, to be fermented to ethanol. Dilute H(2)SO(4) (3.0%,v/v) treatment resulted in hydrolysis of hemicelluloses from(More)
BACKGROUND White-rot fungi are primarily the major degraders of lignin, a major obstacle for commercial exploitation of plant byproducts to produce bioethanol and other industrially important products. However, to improve their efficacy for lignin degradation, it has become necessary to genetically modify these organisms using appropriate vectors.(More)
The lack of an efficient transformation system in filamentous fungi is one of the major problems in carrying out cloning and expression of genes to produce a value-added product at the commercial level. Therefore an attempt has been made to develop an efficient, convenient and expeditious genetic transformation system for successful transfer of transferred(More)
The empirical models developed through two independent RSM (RSM-I, 2(3); RSM-II, 2(5)) in terms of effective operational factors of inoculum age, inoculum volume, wheat bran-to-moisture ratio (RSM-I) and contact time, extraction temperature, agitation, fermented bran-to-solvent ratio and SDS (RSM-II) were found adequate to describe the optimization of(More)
Owing to its exceptional ability to efficiently promote plant growth, protection and stress tolerance, a mycorrhiza like endophytic Agaricomycetes fungus Piriformospora indica has received a great attention over the last few decades. P. indica is an axenically cultiviable fungus which exhibits its versatility for colonizing/hosting a broad range of plant(More)
One enzyme, one physiological role, that’s how most scientists have traditionally looked at it but there is a growing appreciation that some enzymes “moonlight” i.e. in addition to their “primary” catalytic function, they carry other functions as well. Moonlighting refers to a protein that has multiple functions, which are not because of gene fusion; splice(More)
The genome sequences provide a first glimpse into the genomic basis of the biological diversity of filamentous fungi and yeast. The genome sequence of the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, with a small genome size, unicellular growth, and rich history of genetic and molecular analyses was a milestone of early genomics in the 1990s. The subsequent(More)
The fungal fermented wheat straws as animal feeds have been evaluated for its toxicological and nutritional status in male rats (Holtzman strain). Digestibility of dry matter and other nutrients as well as fiber fractions were found significantly higher (P < 0.05) in straw fermented with either Ganoderma sp. rckk02 (T3) or Crinipellis sp. RCK-1 (T4) than(More)
A newly isolated alkalitolerant basidiomycetous fungus, identified as Crinipellis sp. RCK-1 was observed to produce laccase. The effect of different physicochemical factors on laccase production was studied. The identification of the important factors (initial pH of the medium, copper and tryptophan) with simple screening experiment involving optimization(More)
Laccases (benzenediol:oxygen oxidoreductase, EC 1.10.3.2) are a diverse group of multicopper oxidases that catalyze the oxidation of a variety of aromatic compounds. Here we present evidence for distribution of laccases among archaea and their probable functions. Putative laccase genes have been found in different archaeal groups that might have branched(More)