Agricultural Microbiology Biofertilizer Project

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History

Research on Agriculturally Important Beneficial Microorganisms was started at GAU, now AAU as Biofertilizer research in 1979 with special emphasis on Azolla which was later on strengthened with inception of NARP in 1983 with major thrust to identify and isolate efficient native microbial cultures which augment atmospheric Nitrogen or solubilize phosphorous, suitable for different agro-climatic conditions of Gujarat State. Achievements on research carried out by faculty members by different projects and post graduate students research on Agriculturally Beneficial Microorganisms are considered and compiled.

Professor and Head/Research Scientist/Officer in charge

Name of Professor & Head Dr. Rajababu V. Vyas

Qualification M.Sc. (Microbiology), Ph.D.
Work Experience Research :27 year, Teaching (UG/PG) :20 year

Research publications: (Total by Department and all the faculty members)

Research paper published 128
Paper presented at symposia/seminar 61
Folders 7
Popular articles 65
Books* and book chapters
* Handbook on Biofertilizers and Microbial Pesticides, Edited by M. S. Vora, H. N. Shelat 
and R. V. Vyas, Satish Serial Publishing House, Delhi (2007-08) 250 pp
1+7

TEACHING: : PG Microbiology commenced since May 2002

Courses  offered in  PG  Agriculture Microbiology as per  4th Deans committee  during the academic year 2012-13.

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS Teacher
  ODD Semester ( First & Third)    
MICRO 501* PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY 3+1 R.V.Vyas/ H N Shelat
MBB 554 @ PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY 2+1 R.V.Vyas/ H N Shelat
MICRO 502* MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM 3+1 H N Shelat
MICRO 511
BIOFERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY
1+1 H N Shelat
MICRO 508 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 2+1 H N Shelat
MICRO 509** PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS 3+0 R.V.Vyas
MICRO 510
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY 2+1 R.V.Vyas
MICRO 512
CYANOBACTERIAL AND ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2+0 H N Shelat
MBB603@ ADVANCES IN M MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3+0 R.V.Vyas/ H N Shelat
MICRO 591 MASTER'S SEMINAR 1+0 PG guide
MICRO 599 MASTER'S RESEARCH 20 PG guide
MICRO 691 DOCTORAL SEMINAR -I 1+0 PG guide
MICRO 692 DOCTORAL SEMINAR -II 1+0 PG guide
MICRO 699 DOCTORAL RESEARCH 45 PG guide
  EVEN SEMESTER ( Second & Fourth)    
MICRO 503* MICrkDBIAL GENETICS 2+1 R. V. Vyas
MICRO 505* MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2+1 R. V. Vyas/ H N Shelat
MBB506® MICROBIAL / INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2+1 R. V. Vyas/ H N Shelat
MICRO 506* FOOD AND DAIRY MICROBIOLOGY 2+1 H N Shelat
MICRO 504*# SOIL MICROBIOLOGY 2+1 H N Shelat
MICRO 507 BACTERIOPHAGES 1+1 R. V. Vyas
MICRO 601** ADVANCES IN FERMENTATION 2+1 R. V. Vyas
MICRO 602** ADVANCED MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY 2+0 H N Shelat
MICRO 603** REGULATION OF MICROBIAL BIOSYNTHESIS 2+0 H N Shelat
MICRO 604** CURRENT TOPICS IN SOIL MICROBIOLOGY 2+0 H N Shelat
MICRO 591@ MASTER'S SEMINAR 1+0 PG guide
MICRO 599 MASTER'S RESEARCH 20 PG guide
MICRO 691 DOCTORAL SEMINAR-1 1+0 PG guide
MICRO 692 DOCTORAL SEMINAR -fl 1+0 PG guide
MICRO 699 DOCTORAL RESEARCH 45 PG guide

*Compulsory for Master's programme; **Compulsory for Doctoral programme # Cross-lisied with Soil Science;® Cross-listed with Biotechnology MBB 603 & 506, 554

  M.Sc. Ph.D.
Post Graduate students who obtained degree 12 02
Post Graduate students working at present 07 10

 

Course Title Credits
Ag.Micro 8.2 Microbial and environmental technology (experiential learning Basic science group) 1+3
Ag Micro 2.1 Agricultural Microbiology 2+1

RESEARCH:

Research carried out by Faculty and Post graduate students on Agriculturally Beneficial Microorganisms.

Biofertilizers:

Nitrogen fixers
Azolla pinnata, Rhizobium spp., Azotobacter chroococcum, Azospirillum lipoferum, Acetobacter diazotrophicus, Derxia gummosa
Phosphate solubilizers
Bacillus circulans, Bacillus coagulans, Torulospora globasa, Pseudomonas fluorescence (siderophore), Thiobacillus (SOM), Aspergillus niger (avirulent), Trichoderma sp, Paecilomyces sp
Potash mobilizers
Bacillus spp, Pseudomonas spp
Zinc mobilizer Pseudomonas spp, Bacillus spp , Rhizobium spp

Microbial pesticides:Bacillus popilliae, Beauveria brongniartii, Metarhizium anisopliae, Rickettsia like organism RLO), Bacillus thuringiensis, Paecilomyces lilacinus, Trichoderma, Native entomophilic nematodes-Steinernema, Xenorhabdus symbionts of Steinernema

Biodegraders: Emricella, Aspergillus, Pseudomonas, Cellulomonas, Pleurotus etc, for biodegradation of different agricultural wastes and plastics.

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