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Dr. Suresh Korpole
Yeasts and Patent Depositary
: Head.email@example.com : 01726665705
Dr. K. Suresh
Section Incharge: Other Services
: Suresh@imtech.res.in : 01726665159
Dr. K. Suresh
Microbial diversity studies of various aerobic and anaerobic ecosystems and their biotechnological applications
Prokaryotes are the dominant form of life on earth and they found to survive under any conditions of the biosphere. We are using an integrated approach to understand the nature of free-living prokaryotes by studying microbial diversity and their ecology. This information provides an insight into the systematics of these prokaryotes and their biotechnological applications. Microorganisms existing in complex environments often require capability to produce antimicrobial compounds as a competitive advantage to producing strains for their establishment in these ecosystems. Although many bacterial strains produce antimicrobial peptides as defensins, only few of them have been characterized in detail. Therefore, our laboratory mainly focused on isolation and characterization of novel antimicrobial peptides including different types of bacteriocins from microbial diversity of aerobic and anaerobic ecosystems. To this effect, we have characterized few antimicrobial peptides produced by strains of Brevibacillus laterosporus. Further antimicrobial peptides produced by other bacterial strains including Bacillus, Paenibacillus, Lactobacillus and Clostridium species are being investigated. The AMPs were purified by HPLC and characterized by MALDI MS/MS analysis. The analyses of the antimicrobial peptides suggested that these strains also produce antimicrobial lipopeptides. My lab is also actively involved in determination of total microbial diversity using both culturable and culture independent approaches. As a part of culturable diversity characterization, we have determined the taxonomic status of few novel prokaryotic strains as novel genera and species.
: Suresh@imtech.res.in : 01726665159
Dr. P. Anil Kumar
Senior Scientist: Bacteria/ Phototrophic bacteria
: Apinnaka@imtech.res.in : 01726665728
: Venkat@imtech.res.in : 01726665749
Dr. S. Krishnamurthi
Deepika Pal, Navjot Kaur, Sarabjit Kaur Sudan, Bhavna Bisht, Srinivasan Krishnamurthi & Shanmugam Mayilraj (2018). Acidovorax kalamii sp. nov., isolated from a water sample of the river Ganges. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68, 1719-1724.
Sarabjit Kaur Sudan, Deepika Pal, Bhavna Bisht, Narender Kumar, Vasvi Chaudhary, Prabhu Patil, Girish Sahni, Shanmugam Mayilraj & Srinivasan Krishnamurthi (2018). Pseudomonas fluv- ialis sp. nov., a novel member of the genus Pseudomonas isolated from the river Ganges, India. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68, 402-408.
Deepika Pal, Ayanka Bhardwaj, Sarabjeet Kour Sudan, Navjot Kaur, Munesh Kumari, Bhawana Bisht, Bhawna Vyas, Srinivasan Krishnamurthi & Shanmugam Mayilraj (2018). Thaurea propionica isolated from a downstream sediment sample of the river Ganges, Kanpur, India. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68 341-346.
Deepika Pal, Ayanka Bhardwaj, Navjot Kaur, Sarabjeet Kour Sudan, Bhawana Bisht, Munesh Kumari, Bhawna Vyas, Srinivasan Krishnamurthi & Shanmugam Mayilraj (2018). Fictibacillus aquaticus sp. nov., isolated from downstream river water. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68, 160-164.
Ashish Verma, Yash Pal, Anup Kumar Ojha, Harald Gruber-Vodicka, Peter Schumann, Syed G. Dastager, Srikrishna Subramanian, Shanmugam Mayilraj & Srinivasan Krishnamurthi (2017). Examination into the taxonomic position of Bacillus thermotolerans Yang et al., 2013, proposal for its reclassification into a new genus and species Quasibacillus thermotolerans gen. nov., comb. nov. and reclassification of B. encimensis Dastager et al., 2015 as a later heterotypic synonym of B. badius. Syst Appl Microbiol. 40, 411-422.
Ashish Verma, Anup Kumar Ojha, Yash Pal, Parveen Kumari, Peter Schumann, Harald Gruber-Vodicka, Syed G. Dastager, Rameshkumar Natarajan, Shanmugam Mayilraj & Srinivasan Krishnamurthi (2017). An investigation into the taxonomy of “Bacillus aminovorans” and its reclassification to the genus Domibacillus as Domibacillus aminovorans sp. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol. 40 , 458-467.
Ashish Verma: SRF
Yash Pal: SRF
Pooja Yadav: JRF
Poonam Kumari: SRF
Joyashree Das: JRF
Praveen Kumar: JRF
Anup Kumar Jha: Project Assistant
: Kmurthi@imtech.res.in : 0172666748
Dr. Dhan Prakash
Senior Technical Officer (Molecular Characterization : Bacteria, Yeast & Fungi)
: Dhan@imtech.res.in : 01726665730
Dr. S Muthukrishnan
Senior Technical Officer (Bioinformatics/Data Center)
: Muthu@imtech.res.in : 01726665725
Mr. Sumit Mittal
Technical Officer,Bacteria division
: Sumit@imtech.res.in : 01726665701
Dr. Hariom Kushwaha
Technical Officer, Identification services
: Hariom@imtech.res.in : 01726665701, 703
Yeast and IDA
: Lamsar@imtech.res.in : 01726665736
Mr. Upendra Singh
: Upen@imtech.res.in : 01726665702
Mr. Malkit Singh
: Malkit@imtech.res.in : 01726665167
Mr. Ramesh Singh
: Ramesh@imtech.res.in : 0172666725
Ms. Girja Ditya
: Girja@imtech.res.in : 0172666725
Ms. Kavita Kumari
: Kavita@imtech.res.in : 01726665151