Ravi Kant Singh

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The activated carbon was prepared from carbonaceous agriculture waste Parthenium hysterophorous by chemical activation using concentrated H2SO4 at 130+/-5 degrees C. The prepared activated carbon was characterized and was found as an effective adsorbent material. In order to test the efficacy of parthenium based activated carbon (PAC), batch experiments(More)
Argonaute (AGO) proteins form the core of the RNA-induced silencing complex, a central component of the smRNA machinery. Although reported from several plant species, little is known about their evolution. Moreover, these genes have not yet been cloned from the ecological model plant, Nicotiana attenuata, in which the smRNA machinery is known to mediate(More)
The biodegaradation of p-nitrophenol was studied experimentally at different initial p-nitrophenol concentrations under different environmental and operational conditions (like incubation temperature, pH, inoculum size etc.) by using microbial strain Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6. The rate of degradation of pnitrophenol was observed maximum at incubation(More)
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In Nicotiana attenuata, specific RNA-directed RNA polymerase (RdR1) and the Dicer-like (DCL3 and DCL4) proteins are recruited during herbivore attack to mediate the regulation of defense responses. However, the identity and role(s) of Argonautes (AGOs) involved in herbivory remain unknown. Of the 11 AGOs in the N. attenuata genome, we silenced the(More)
Comparative sequence analysis is widely used for the reconstruction of phylogeny and for understanding the evolutionary history of gene families. Here, we describe the methodologies to reconstruct the phylogenetic and evolutionary history of a gene family across genomes with a focus on the ARGONAUTE (AGO) family of proteins in plants. The method described(More)
Argonautes (AGOs) are the effector proteins of the RNA-induced silencing (RISC) complex, formed during the phenomena of small-RNA mediated post-transcriptional gene silencing. AGOs are a large family of proteins; their number varies from a few (4 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) to many (18 in Oryza sativa) in plants. Genetics-guided analysis have demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND Bipolaris sorokiniana is a filamentous fungus that causes spot blotch disease in cereals like wheat and has severe economic consequences. However, information on the identities and role of the cell wall-degrading enzymes (CWDE) in B. sorokiniana is very limited. Several fungi produce CWDE like glycosyl hydrolases (GHs) that help in host cell(More)
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