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Selvakumar, G.

Selvakumar, G.
Designation: 
Principal Scientist (Agrl.Microbiology)
Division/Section: 
Division of Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry
Specialisation: 
Agrl.Microbiology
Qualification: 
Ph.D. (Agrl. Microbiology)
Experience (No. of Years): 
15 years
Research Accomplishments: 

•Technology for the production of fermented coco-peat for raising of vegetable seedlings. This has been released at the institute level by the Varietal and Technology Identification Committee of IIHR, Bangalore under the name "Arka Fermented Coco-peat" ( As PI) •A biofertilizer consortium named 'Arka Microbial Consortium' . This has been released at the institute level by the Varietal and Technology Identification Committee of IIHR, Bangalore (As Co-PI). •Talc based bio-pesticidal formulation of the bacterium Bacillus cereus strain WGPSB–2 for white grub control. The same has been cleared in the biosafety trials by the Indian Institute of Toxicological Research, Lucknow (previously ITRC). •A patent has been filed for the method of production of the edible mushroom, Pleurotus sajor-caju on pine needle litter ( No.1628/DEL/2008)

Important Publications: 

1. Selvakumar, G., Joshi, P., Suyal P., Mishra, P.K., Joshi, G.K., Venugopalan, P., Bisht, J.K., Bhatt, J.C. and H.S.Gupta. 2013. Rock phosphate solubilization by psychrotolerant pseudomonads and their effect on lentil growth and nutrient uptake under polyhouse conditions. Annals of Microbiology. DOI.10.1007/s13213-012-0594-5. 2.Selvakumar, G., S.N. Sushil, J. Stanley, M. Mohan, A Deol, D Rai, Ramkewal, J.C. Bhatt and H.S.Gupta.2011.Brevibacterium frigoritolerans a novel entomopathogen of Anomala dimidiata (Hope) and Holotrichia longipennis Blanchard (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera). Biocontrol Science and Technology, DOI:10.1080/09583157.2011.586021. 3.Mishra, P.K., S.C. Bisht, P. Ruwari, G. Selvakumar, G.K.Joshi, J.K.Bisht, J.C. Bhatt and H.S.Gupta.2011. Alleviation of cold stress in inoculated wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seedlings with psychrotolerant Pseudomonads from N.W. Himalayas. Archives of Microbiology, 193:497-513. 4.Selvakumar,G., P.Joshi, P.Suyal, P.K. Mishra, G.K.Joshi, J.K.Bisht, J.C.Bhatt and H.S.Gupta.2011. Pseudomonas lurida M2RH3 (MTCC 9245), a psychrotolerant bacterium from the Uttarakhand Himalayas, solubilizes phosphate and promotes wheat seedling growth. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 27:1129-1135. 5.Selvakumar,G., P. Joshi, P.K. Mishra , J.K.Bisht and H.S.Gupta.2009. Mountain aspect influences the genetic glustering of psychrotolerant phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonads in the Uttarakhand Himalayas. Current Microbiology, 59:432-438. 6.Selvakumar, G., Piyush Joshi, Sehar Nazim, P.K. Mishra, J.K. Bisht and H. S. Gupta. 2009. Phosphate solubilization and growth promotion by Pseudomonas fragi CS11RH1 (MTCC 8984) a psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from a high altitude Himalayan rhizosphere. Biologia, 64(2): 239-245. 7.Selvakumar, G., P. Joshi, Sehar Nazim, P.K. Mishra, S. Kundu and H.S.Gupta.2009. Exiguobacterium acetylicum strain 1P (MTCC 8707) a novel bacterial antagonist from the North Western Indian Himalayas. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 25:131- 136. 8.Selvakumar, G., S. Kundu, A.D. Gupta, Y.S.Shouche and H.S.Gupta.2008.Isolation and characterization of plant growth promoting bacteria from nodules of Kudzu (Pueraria thunbergiana) and their effect on wheat seedling growth. Current Microbiology, 56:134-139. 9.Selvakumar, G., S.Kundu, Piyush Joshi, Sehar Nazim, A.D.Gupta, P.K.Mishra and H.S.Gupta.2008.Characterization of a cold tolerant plant growth promoting bacterium Pantoea dispersa 1A, isolated from a sub alpine soil in the North Western Indian Himalaya. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 24:955-960. 10.Selvakumar, G., M.Mohan, S.Kundu, A.D.Gupta, Piyush Joshi, Sehar Nazim, and H.S.Gupta.2008.Cold tolerance and plant growth promotion potential of Serratia marcescens strain SRM (MTCC 8708) isolated from flowers of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo). Letters in Applied Microbiology, 46:171-175.

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

•“National Research and Development Corporation Societal Innovation Award”-2008 •“World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) Gold Medal” for Best Invention of the year 2008 •“Association of Microbiologists of India Young Scientist Award” in Agricultural Microbiology for the year 2008 •“Young Scientist Award” from the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (Govt. of Uttarakhand) in the category of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences for the year 2007

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
No.311, mahaveer Desire Apartments, Chikkabanavara post, Bangalore-560090
Email Address: 
gselvakumar@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
9482214963
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