Satya Shila Singh

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Phylogenetic comparison has been done among the selected heterocystous cyanobacteria belonging to the sections IV and V. The hierarchical cluster analysis based on antibiotics sensitivity showed a distant relationship between the members of Nostocales and Stigonematales. Thus, multiple antibiotic resistance pattern used as marker provide easy, fast, and(More)
In order to assess phylogeny, population genetics, and approximation of future course of cyanobacterial evolution based on nifH gene sequences, 41 heterocystous cyanobacterial strains collected from all over India have been used in the present study. NifH gene sequence analysis data confirm that the heterocystous cyanobacteria are monophyletic while the(More)
The fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis of the 12 heterocystous cyanobacterial strains showed different fatty acid profiling based on the presence/absence and the percentage of 13 different types of fatty acids. The major fatty acids viz. palmitic acid (16:0), hexadecadienoic acid (16:2), stearic acid (18:0), oleic acid (18:1), linoleic (18:2), and(More)
The mechanism(s) underlying differential salt sensitivity/tolerance were investigated in the terms of altered morphological and physiological responses against salinity such as growth, electrolyte leakage, Na⁺ uptake, efflux, accumulation and intracellular concentrations of macronutrients among the Frankia strains newly isolated from Hippöphae salicifolia(More)
Effect of iron and chelator on the growth and siderophore production in the ten newly Frankia strains isolated from the root nodules of Hippophae salicifolia D. Don and the two reference strains were studied. Growth of the strains was greatly affected when grown in the iron and EDTA deprived conditions. All the strains were capable of producing both the(More)
Protection from salt stress was observed in the terms of yield (fresh and dry weight, chlorophyll and protein) and nitrogenase activity. Azollapinnata appeared highly sensitive to 40 mM external NaCl stress. Fronds of Azolla unable to grow beyond a concentration of 30 mM NaCl and accordingly death was recorded at 40 mM NaCl on the 6th day of incubation.(More)
To study the regulation of Na(+) ion by combined-N sources in Azolla pinnata-Anabaena azollae, Na(+) influx, intracellular Na(+) and Na(+) efflux were investigated in the presence of different N-sources (N(2), NH(4)(+), NO(3)(-) and urea) and various NaCl concentrations. Sodium influx by Azolla pinnata fronds was minimum in the presence of NO(3)(-). Almost(More)
Forty-one heterocystous cyanobacteria strains representing 12 cyanobacterial genera collected from all across India were assessed in phylogenetic and evolutionary perspectives. The structural gene 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and the functional genes nifD and psbA were selected as molecular chronometers in this study. The phylogenetic analyses demonstrated the(More)
Frankia strains, isolated from Hippöphae salicifolia D. Don, were utilized to examine the utility of lipid amendments in the strains’ strategic survival against salinity. Frankia strains are known to withstand severe temperature fluctuations (−20 °C to +30 °C), nitrogen deprivation and low soil water content. It was interesting to note that these strains(More)
Twelve Frankia strains isolated from Hippophae salicifolia D. Don or Alnus glutinosa or Comptonia peregrine, showed the significant variation in fatty acid composition viz. palmitic acid (16:0), oleic acid (18:1), linoleic acid (18:2), linolenic acid (18:3), arachidic acid (20:0) and erucic acid (22:1) suggesting the strain specific variability among the(More)