Manoj Narayani

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A Gram negative hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) reducing bacteria, Ochrobactrum sp. Cr-B4 (genbank accession number: JF824998) was isolated from the aerator water of an activated sludge process of a wastewater treatment facility of a dye and pigment based specialty chemical industry. It showed a resistance for 1000 mg L(-1) Cr(VI). It exhibited resistance(More)
MreB is a cytoskeletal protein, which is responsible for maintaining proper cellular morphology and is essential for cell survival. Likewise, penicillin-binding protein 5 (PBP5) helps in maintaining cell shape, though non-essential for survival. The contradicting feature of these two proteins paves the way for this study, wherein we attempt to draw a(More)
Article history: Received on: 13/08/2013 Revised on: 01/09/2013 Accepted on: 20/09/2013 Available online: 30/09/2013 Nosocomial (Hospital acquired) bacterial strains were isolated from the premises of V.S.S. Medical College and Hospital, Burla, Odisha. The strains were preliminarily characterized by using “Routine diagnostic methods” and were identified as(More)
Cr-B2, a Gram-negative hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] reducing bacteria, was isolated from the aerator water of an activated sludge process in the wastewater treatment facility of a dye and pigment based chemical industry. Cr- B2 exhibited a resistance for 1,100 mg/l Cr(VI) and, similarly, resistance against other heavy metal ions such as Ni2+ (800 mg/l),(More)
Cyclotides are unique plant cyclic-peptides that can serve as agrochemicals, pharmaceutical scaffolds for drug delivery, and therapeutic agents. Currently, cyclotides are obtained only via direct extraction from limited plants. Hence, they serve as valuable candidates for synthesis via plant cell bioprocesses. In this study, callus lines (47 in total) were(More)
Higher plants undergo a variety of stresses and to combat those stresses they acclimatize themselves by producing diverse secondary metabolites. These secondary metabolites also have a wide range of industrial applications and hence they serve as candidates for commercialization. Owing to the constraints faced by natural plant extraction, plant cell/tissue(More)
Cyclotides are cyclic cystine knotted macrocyclic plant peptides that have several promising applications. This study was undertaken to detect and identify known and new cyclotides in Viola odorata, a commercially important medicinal plant, from three geographical locations in India. The number of cyclotides in the plant varied with the tissue (leaves,(More)
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