Laccase Production from a Temperature and pH Tolerant Fungal Strain of Trametes hirsuta (MTCC 11397)
Investigation of temperature and pH tolerant fungal strain isolated from a glacial site in Indian Himalayan Region and ITS region analysis of fungus showed its 100% similarity with Trametes hirsuta has implications in bioprospecting of ecologically resilient microbial strains.
Wide pH range tolerance in extremophiles: towards understanding an important phenomenon for future biotechnology
The phenomenon of wide pH range tolerance possessed by these microorganisms as a hidden character in perspective of their habitats, possible mechanisms, phylogeny, ecological and biotechnological relevance, and future perspectives are discussed.
Thermophilic bacteria that tolerate a wide temperature and pH range colonize the Soldhar (95 °C) and Ringigad (80 °C) hot springs of Uttarakhand, India
- A. Pandey, Kusum Dhakar, Avinash Sharma, Payal Priti, P. Sati, B. Kumar
- BiologyAnnals of Microbiology
- 1 June 2015
Tolerance to a wide temperature and pH range and the production of enzymes in a thermophilic temperature range can be considered as indicators of ecological competence of these bacterial isolates for colonizing the high temperature environment.
Cold, pH and salt tolerant Penicillium spp. inhabit the high altitude soils in Himalaya, India
- Kusum Dhakar, Avinash Sharma, A. Pandey
- Biology, MedicineWorld Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
- 1 April 2014
Characters like tolerance for low temperature, wide range of pH, and high salt concentration, and enhancement in sporulation and production of secondary metabolites such as watery exudates at low temperature can be attributed to the ecological resilience possessed by these fungi for survival under low temperature environment of mountain ecosystem.
Virus resistance and gene silencing in plants infected with begomovirus.
16S rRNA gene sequencing and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry based comparative assessment and bioprospection of psychrotolerant bacteria isolated from high altitudes under mountain ecosystem
The present paper deals with the evaluation of bacterial diversity in high-altitude soil samples from IHR following polyphasic approach including comparison between the MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and 16S rRNA gene sequencing for species-level identification.
Microbial Ecology from the Himalayan Cryosphere Perspective
Being an important part of the cryosphere, Himalaya needs to be explored at different dimensions related to the life of the inhabiting extremophiles, as discussed in the present review.
Prolonged Laccase Production by a Cold and pH Tolerant Strain of Penicillium pinophilum (MCC 1049) Isolated from a Low Temperature Environment
Relatively lower but consistent production of laccase for a longer period is likely to be an ecologically important phenomenon under low temperature environment and enhancement in production of enzyme using various supplements will be useful for its use in specific biotechnological applications.
A psychrotolerant strain of Serratia marcescens (MTCC 4822) produces laccase at wide temperature and pH range
Production of laccase by the psychrotolerant bacterium in wide range of temperature and pH is likely to have inference in biotechnological processes.
Cold Adapted Fungi from Indian Himalaya: Untapped Source for Bioprospecting
- A. Pandey, Kusum Dhakar, P. Adhikari
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 15 June 2018
The culturable microbial diversity studied in soils from high altitudes in IHR exhibited predominance of cold adapted ascomycetes fungi, which were attributed to the adaptation strategies of these organisms in extreme low temperature environments, along with the ‘‘resilience dependent biotechnological applications’’.