Saurabh Kulshrestha

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Glycerol-3-phosphate (G3P) is an important component of carbohydrate and lipid metabolic processes. In this article, we provide evidence that G3P levels in plants are associated with defense to a hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen Colletotrichum higginsianum. Inoculation of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) with C. higginsianum was correlated with an increase(More)
Alkalophilic Cellulosimicrobium cellulans CKMX1 isolated from mushroom compost is first report on actinomycetes that has the ability to produce thermostable cellulase-free xylanase, which is an important industrial enzyme used in the pulp and paper industry. Strain CKMX1 was characterized by metabolic fingerprinting, whole-cell fatty acids methyl ester(More)
Capsicum chlorosis virus (CaCV) is emerging as economically important tospovirus, being a recently identified virus its complete host range was still not completely known. Virus infected leaves of amaranth plants grown in the vicinity of Capsicum fields showing characteristic symptoms of tospoviruses were collected, confirmed by tospovirus group specific(More)
Bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), an important cash crop for the farmers of Himachal Pradesh was found to be affected with tospovirus like disease. An extensive survey was conducted in the bell pepper grown areas in the five districts of Himachal Pradesh to identify and characterize the causative agent. Hence, 60 symptomatic bell pepper plants exhibiting(More)
P-solubilizing bacterial isolate CB7 isolated from apple rhizosphere soil of Himachal Pradesh, India was identified as Bacillus circulans on the basis of phenotypic characteristics, biochemical tests, fatty acid methyl esters analysis, and 16S rRNA gene sequence. The isolate exhibited plant growth-promoting traits of P-solubilization, auxin,(More)
Incidence of the Carnation etched ring virus (CERV), the only DNA virus reported to date on carnation, was investigated by a bioassay using a partially purified virus as inoculum and then by a double-antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (DAS-ELISA). Out of 61 carnation cultivars analyzed 41 (67%) were found positive. The virus positivity was(More)
Accurate and on time diagnosis of plant viruses is an essential prerequisite for efficient control in field conditions. A number of diagnostic methods have been reported with the required level of sensitivity. Here, we propose a label free immunosensor for efficient and sensitive detection of capsicum chlorosis virus (CaCV) in bell pepper. Antigen was(More)
Coat protein (CP) and RNA3 from Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV-rose), the most prevalent virus infecting rose in India, were characterized and regions in the coat protein important for self-interaction, during dimer formation were identified. The sequence analysis of CP and partial RNA 3 revealed that the rose isolate of PNRSV in India belongs to(More)
Infection of Alstroemeria hybrids in India with a subgroup 1 strain ofCucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is reported for the first time. The virus was identified on the basis of host range, transmission byAphis gossypii andMyzus persicae in the non-persistent manner, ELISA, electron microscopy and RT-PCR using CMV-specific primers. CMV was detected in nine hybrids(More)