Aug 07

Google Scholar: Citations Page

Here is the link to my Google Citations Page

Jul 30

Recent Publication: Antimicrobial Activity of Mycoflora Inhabiting Wastes

Antimicrobial Activity of Mycoflora Inhabiting Wastes

Poonam Agrwal, Rekha Shukla and A K Pandey
Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, INDIA 

Abstract:

Population, urbanization and industrialization generate waste making garbage pollution a serious problem to most cities. Waste provides an excellent site for colonization and multiplication of microorganisms including fungi.

Fungi are known to produce a wide range of secondary metabolites of high therapeutic values. We investigated on the antimicrobial potential of fungi inhabiting hospital, sewage and domestic waste. Seventeen fungal isolates were tested against Escherichia coli. Curvularia lunata which showed a maximum inhibitory activity, were further evaluated against eight pathogenic bacteria by disc diffusion method. Maximum inhibitory activity by C. lunata  against Klebsiella pneumoniae, Vibrio cholera, E. coli and Enterococcus sp. was detected in 20 days old fermented Richard’s broth. Antibacterial metabolite of C. lunata was observed to be thermo-labile.
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Feb 06

Young Scientist Award in Environmental Management Conference

A two day national conference was organized on Green Technology for Environmental Management & Sustainable Development by Botany Department of Career College, Bhopal.

I presented a talk on “…” and received 1st Prize.

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