Dr. M S Reddy

Designation:

Professor

Specialization:

Plant-microbe interactions/ Molecular Biology

Email:

msreddy@thapar.edu

Research interests

Microbiology, Molecular biology and Biotechnology

  1. Metatranscriptomics
  2. Microbial concrete
  3. Plant microbe interactions
  4. Molecular diversity of fungi and bacteria
  5. Bioactive compounds from endophytic fungi
  6. Bioremediation
  7. Sustainable agriculture

Education

  1. B.Sc. -SV University, Andhra Pradesh, India(1987)
  2. M.Sc. -Sri Krinshnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh, India(1989)
  3. Ph.D. -University of Madras, Chennai, India(1994)

Professional Experience

  1. Professor, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India - 2009 till date
  2. Researcher, University of Alabama, USA - Jan to Jun 2008
  3. Associate Professor, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India -2006-2009
  4. Assistant Professor, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala, India -2000-2006
  5. Researcher, University of Lyon, France -1999-2000
  6. Research Scientist, Thapar Center for Industrial research and development Patiala, India - 1997-2000
  7. Research Associate, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, India - 1994-1997

Administrative Experience

  1. Associate Dean, Reswource Mobilization Sept. 2014- tilldate
  2. Head of the department, Department of Biotechnology,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India Dec 2010 to Nov 2013
  3. Co ordinator, Centre for relevance and excellence, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India - May 2005 to Sept. 2013

Awards

  1. Talented Innovative Scientist Award – INDICASAT sponsored by Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2015
  2. Fellow of BRSI, Biotech Research Society, India, 2014
  3. Agnihothrudu memorial award by Mycological Society of India, 2014
  4. Fellow of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy in Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2010
  5. Shome Memorial award by Mycological Society of India, 2009
  6. Fellow of Mycological Society of India by Mycological Society of India, 2007
  7. Senior research fellow, Council for scientific and industrial research, Govt of India, 1993
  8. Junior research fellow, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

Memberships

  1. International: British Mycological Society,Mycorrhizal Society,Society for Applied Microbiology,American Society for Microbiology,International Symbiosis Society
  2. National: Mycological Society of India, Microbiologists of India,The Biotech Research Society, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy

Consulting

Pepsico India Holdings Pvt. Ltd., McCain Foods Ltd. for production of mini tubers 2006 – 2013 (Total Revenue generated is about Rs. 285 lacs)

Areas of Teaching

  1. Biotechnology
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Molecular Biology
  4. Bioinformatics
  5. Biostatisctics

Courses taught (UG & PG level)

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology and Virology, Microbial Genetics, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic diversity, Plant Physiology, Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Biology & rDNA Technology

Research projects

  1. 2016: Novel gene pool from copper polluted soil ecosystem using metatranscriptomic approach. CSIR: 15.0 lacs
  2. 2016: Utilization of banana stem juice for renewable energy and value added products. DST: 25.0 lacs (Network project: ACIRD, Yamunanagar and FRI Dehradun, Total cost of the project: 96.0 lacs)
  3. 2014: Cloning and characterization of genes of Glutathione biosynthesis in ectomycorrhizal fungi. DBT: 29.5 lacs
  4. 2014: Durability enhancement and prevention of damages in RC structures using bacteria. DST: 53.9 lacs
  5. 2014: Development of photonic crystal biosensor for detecction of foodborne pathogens. DBT: 33.0 lacs
  6. 2012: Gene Resources from polluted soils. Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR): 136.0 lacs
  7. 2011: Calcifying bacteria mediated cementation for energy efficient building materials. CSIR,: 19.0 lacsI
  8. 2009: Enhancement of fertilizer value of phosphate rocks by phosphate solubilizing microbes in alkaline soils. UGC: 10.5 lacs
  9. 2008: Microbial remediation of defects in building materials and structures. DST: 35.0 lacs
  10. 2008: Enhancement of strength and durability of concrete structures using microbes. AERB: 26.5 lacs
  11. 2008: Molecular characterization of the ectomycorrhizal fungi … the degraded forest. DBT: 25.0 lacs
  12. 2007: Molecular cloning of sucrose synthase and korrigan genes and genetic transformation of Eucalyptus for cellulose enhancement. CSIR: 16.0 lacs
  13. 2004: Rehabilitation of bauxite residue (Red mud) ponds using microbes. DBT: 16.5 lacs
  14. 2002: Production and evaluation of metal resistant mutants of ectomycorrhizal fungi for the reclamation of contaminated soils. DST: 17.5 lacs
  15. 2002: Cloning and characterization of metal resistant genes of ectomycorrhizal fungi. DBT: 25.0 lacs
  16. 2001: Influence of fungal auxins on host plant gene expression during ectomycorrhizal formation. Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR): 59.0 lacs
  17. 2000: Characterization and inoculum production of golden chanterelle Cantharellus cibarius DST: 4.5 lacs

Doctorate thesis mentoring

Ongoing

  1. Kimi Jain: Development of polypropylene-polylactide blends and their degradation by bacterial isolates (Co supervisor: Dr. H. Bhunia)
  2. Amandeep Kaur: Development of blight resistance cultivars of Indian potatoes (Co supervisor: Dr. Anil Kumar)
  3. Sanjay Kumar Singh: Computational analysis of transcriptome and metabolic pathways of malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
  4. Bharti Thakur: Functional biodiversity of Eukaryotic Microbial communities living in metal polluted soil
  5. Saloni Sharma: Genetic transformation of selected clones of Populus deltoides for cellulose enhancement in wood (Co supervisor: Dr. Anil Kumar)
  6. Subbalakshmi: Computational insights for the discovery of potential inhibitors against bacterial pathogens causing pneumonia
  7. Shika Khullar: Glutathione metabolism and proteome analysis of ectomycorrhizal fungi in response to heavy metal stress
  8. Arkadeep Mukherjee: Gene resources from Copper polluted soil using metatranscriptomic approach
  9. Geetika Gupta: Banana sap, a resource material for bioethanol production and other value added products
  10. Sumit Joshi: Durability enhancement and prevention of damages in RC structures using bacteria(Co supervisor: Dr. Shweta Goyal)

Completed

2015

  • Balwant Verma: Diversity of Suillus species associated with conifer trees in northwestern Himalayan region of India

2014

  • Sanjog Garyali: Diversity of taxol producing endophytic fungi from Taxus baccata and process optimization for taxol production (Co supervisor: Dr. Anil Kumar)
  • Mahima Bansal: Evaluation and production of bacosides from selected clones of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. (Co supervisor: Dr. Anil Kumar)
  • Navdeep Kaur Dhami: Calcifying bacteria mediated cementation for improvement of building materials
  • Gurdeep Kaur: Studies on microbial phosphate solubilization and development of inoculum formulations

2012

  • Giridhar Babu. Studies on rehabilitation of red mud and fly ash ponds using Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • Deepika Kumari. Studies on the genetic diversity and nutritional properties of Cantharellaceae in Western Himalayas
  • Harpreet Kaur. Studies on the diversity and physiological characterization of the morels of western himalayan region

2011

  • Himani Singh. Enhancement of fertilizer value of phosphate rocks by phosphate solublizing microbes
  • Santosh Kumar Karn. Studies on biodegradation of some chlorophenolic compounds in secondary sludge of paper and pulp industry

2010

  • Varenyam Achal. Microbial remediation of defects in building materials and structures (Co- Supervisor: Dr. P. C. Basu)

2009

  • Pankaj Krishna. Microbial remediation of bauxite residue ponds
  • G. Ramesh. Cloning and expression of Metallothionein genes in ectomycorrhizal fungi

2005

  • Babita Khosla. Isolation and evaluation of Aluminum tolerant mutants of ectomycorrhizal fungi for reclamation of contaminated soils
  • Shaveta Singla. Biodiversity and genetic variation of ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus in India

2003

  • Ajay Kumar Pandey. Influence of fungal auxin on host plant gene expression during ectomycorrhiza formation

M.Tech. Thesis mentoring

2016

    1. Ms. Prabhleen Kaur: Cloning and characterization of metallothionein gene LbMT3 isolated from the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor
    2. Ms. Tania Kalsotra: Cloning and characterization of metallothionein genes of Suillus species.

2015

    1. Ms. Vinita: Cloning and Characterization of Cobalt Tolerance Genes by using Metatranscriptomics Approach
    2. Ms. Alisha: Cloning and Characterization of dicer like protein from the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor

2014

  1. Ms. Manpreet Kaur. Isolation and characterization of metal resistance genes by using metatranscriptomic approach
  2. Ms. Ekta Tripathi. Improvement in properties of bulk and surface concrete by using bacteria
  3. Ms. Ishita Nanda. Studying the interacting partners of RNA polymerase III transcription factors, TFIIIB and TFIIIC

M. Sc Thesis mentoring

2016

  1. Ms. Kanika Mehta: Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of extrapolymeric substancces isolated from endophytic fungus.

2015

  1. Ms. Radhika: Cloning and characterization of Metallothionein Genes in Ectomycorrhizal Fungi
  2. Ms. Anuja Sharma: Cloning and characterization of Metallothionein genes of Suillus sibiricus an ectomycorrhizal fungus

2014

  1. Ms. Gurvinder Kaur. Role of calcifying bacteria on durability properties of carbonated cement mortar
  2. Ms. Amrita Bains. Potential of extracellular polymeric substances and biofilm produced by bacterial; isolates in calcium carbonate mineralization
  3. Mr. Yadvinder Bhardwaj. Isolation and characterization of epiphytic orchidaceous mycorrhizas associated with the populations of Rhynchostylis retusa from Kangra valley, Himachal Pradesh
  4. Ms. Pritika Singh. Anticancerous and antioxidant activity of bioactive compounds from Dunaliella solani

    2013

  1. Ms. Othima. Characterization of novel carbonic anhydrase from halophilic bacterial isolates and it’s role in microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation.
  2. Ms. Divya. Isolation and characterization of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
  3. Ms. Kirti Singh. Characterization of thermostable and alkalophilic lipase enzyme from endophytic fungus Leptosphaerulina sp
  4. Mr. Rajneesh. Characterization of thermostable and alkalitolerant cellulase from endophytic fungus Bartalinia sp
  5. Mr. Vikrant. Isolation and characterization of zinc resistant bacteria from zinc contaminated sites

2012

  1. Ms. Rabia Arora. Degradation of imidacloprid by bacteria isolated from contaminated site
  2. Ms. Himani Thakkar. Enhanced production of L- lysine from corynebacterium glutamicum by mutagenesis

2011

  1. Ms. Roohi Bansal. Influence of Salt Stress Conditions on Calcite Formation By Calcifying Bacteria Isolated From Saline Environment
  2. Ms. Divya Gupta. Physiological and molecular characterization of laccase gene in Morchella spp.
  3. Ms. Alpi Bansal. Influence of endophytic bacteria on growth and tuber production in potato (Co-Supervisor Dr. Anil Kumar)

    2010

  1. Ms. Sipla Aggarwal. Cloning and Characterization of metallothione gene from the ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus albus
  1. Ms. Deepika Garg. Cloning and characterization of promoter region of metallothionein gene of ectomicorhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporus
  2. Ms. Ritika Goyal. Cloning and characterization of Glutathione synthase gene from Laccaria bicolor

2009

  1. Mr. Manas Ranjan Sahoo. Cloning of laccase gene of ectomicorhizal basidiomycete Hebeloma cylindrosporum
  2. Ms. Poonam Aggarwal. Cloning and analysis of promoter of metallothionein of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporum.
  3. Ms. Payal Jaggi. Cloning, expression and characterization of xylanase genes form novel alkaliphilc bacteria

2008

  1. Ms. Amita Arora. Characterization of xylanase from alkaliphilic bacteria
  2. Mr. Ashish Aggarwal. Genetic diversity and antimicrobial activity of Xylariaceae fungi of Western Ghats of India
  3. Ms. Swati Garg. Thiol production by ectomyco-rrhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporum in response to heavy metals

    2007

  1. Ms. Vinita Malik. Isolation and characterization of alkaline xylanase producing microorganisms from red mud
  2. Ms. Isha Katiyal. Enhancement of urease activity of Sporosarcina pasteurii (Bacillus pasteruii) for microbial concrete production
  3. Ms. Loveleen Relwani. Physiological studies of phenotypic mutants of Aspergillus tubingensis, a phosphate solubilizing fungus.

2006

  1. Mr. Amit Sharma. Cloning and characterization of laccase gene in Morchella esculenta
  2. Ms. Harprret Kaur Kanwal. Organic acid exudation by ectomycorrhizal fungi in response to Aluminu
  3. Ms. Sweera Rehan. Identification and characterization of laccase gene from ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete Hebeloma cylindrosporum

    2005

  1. Ms. Madhavi. Phylogenetic analysis, cloning and characterization of laccase gene from morels
  2. Mr. Varenyam Achal. Solubilization of phosphate rocks and minerals by UV induced mutants of Aspergillus tubingensis
  3. Ms. Navdeep Dhami. Molecular diversity of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their influence on micropropagated medicinal plants

2004

  1. Mr. Karan Acharya. Genetic variation of edible mushrooms of Morchella in Himalayan region
  2. Mr. Amit Gupta. Molecular Characterization of endophytic fungi
  3. Mr. Praveen Kumar. Isolation and characterization of microbes in red mud ponds

    2003

  1. Mr. Pankaj Krishna. Bioremediation of bauxite residue (red mud) sites by microbes
  2. Ms. Richa Grover. Rock phosphate and phosphate solubilizing microbes as a source of nutrients for crops

2002

  1. Mr. Dinesh Reddy. Molecular and physiological characterization of ectomycorrhizal fungi
  2. Ms. Ritu. Physiological and genetic characteri-zation of edible ectomycorrhizal fungus Cantharellu cibarius

    2001

  1. Mr. Surender Kumar. Phosphate solubilization and genetic variation of black Aspergilli

Patents

2008: A. Mukherjee, M.S. Reddy. V. Achal A novel additive for building materials, and methods of preparation and application there of………. Application number: 2191/DEL/2008

Publications

2016

  1. Kaur G, Dhami NK, Goyal S, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2016. Utilization of carbon dioxide as an alternative to urea in biocementation. Construction and Building Materials. 123: 527-533.
  2. Dhami, NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2016. Micrographical, minerological and nano-mechanical characterization of microbial carbonates from urease and carbonic anhydrase producing bacteria. Ecological Engineering 94: 443–454.
  3. Kaur G, Reddy MS. 2016. Improvement of crop yield by phosphate solubilizing Aspergillus species in organic farming. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. DOI: 10.1080/03650340.2016.1182161.
  4. Dhami, NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2016. Applicability of bacterial biocementation in sustainable construction materials. Asia-Pac. J. Chem. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/apj.2014.
  5. Karn SK, Reddy MS, Chakrabarti SK. 2016. Pseudomonas sp. CL7 from sludge removed 2,3,4,6-tetrachlorophenol in vivo and in vitro condition. Water Environment Research 88: 303-307.
  6. Dhami NK, Reddy MS, Mukherjee A. 2016. Significant indicators for biomineralisation in sand of varying grain sizes. Construction and Building Materials 104: 198-207.
  7. Singh P, Baranwal M, Reddy MS. 2016. Antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of carotenes produced by Dunaliella salina under stress. Pharmaceutical Biology DOI:10.3109/13880209.2016.1153660.
  8. Reddy MS, Kour M, Aggarwal S, Ahuja S, Roland Marmeisse, Laurence Fraissinet-Tachet. 2016. Metal induction of a Pisolithus albus metallothionein and its potential involvement in heavy metal tolerance during mycorrhizal symbiosis. Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13149.
  9. Bansal M, Reddy MS, Kumar A. 2016. Seasonal variations in harvest index and 'bacoside A' contents amongst accessions of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. collected from wild populations. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (In press).

2015

  1. Bains A, Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2015. Influence of Exopolymeric Materials on Bacterially Induced Mineralization of Carbonates. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 175:3531–3541.
  2. Aggarwal D, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2015. Genetic transformation of endo-1,4-b-glucanase (Korrigan) for cellulose enhancement in Eucalyptus tereticornis. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 122: 363-371.
  3. Kaur G, Reddy MS. 2015. Effects of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria, Rock Phosphate and Chemical Fertilizers on Maize-Wheat Cropping Cycle and Economics. Pedosphere 25: 428-437.
  4. Jain K, Madhu G, Bhunia H, Bajpai PK, Golok NB, Reddy M S. 2015. Physico-mechanical characterization and biodegradability behavior of polypropylene/ poly (L-lactide) polymer blends. Journal of Polymer Engineering 35: 407–415.
  5. Bansal M, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2015. Production of bacoside A, a memory enhancer from hairy root cultures of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 2: 92-101.

2014

    1. Reddy MS, Prasanna L, Marmeisse R. and Fraissinet-Tachet L. 2014. Differential expression of metallothioneins in response to heavy metals and their involvement in metal tolerance in the symbiotic basidiomycete Laccaria biocolor. Microbiology. (Accepted).
    2. Gurdeep Kaur, Reddy MS. 2014. Effects of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria, Rock Phosphate and Chemical Fertilizers on Maize-Wheat Cropping Cycle and Economics. Pedosphere (Accepted) 
    3. Garyali S, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2014. Enhancement of taxol production from endophytic fungus Fusarium redolens. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. (Accepted)
    4. Krishna P, Babu AG, Reddy MS. 2014. Bacterial diversity of extremely alkaline bauxite residue siteof alumina industrial plant using culturable bacteria and residue 16S rRNA gene clones. Extremophiles, 18:665–676
    5. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2014. Synergistic role of bacterial urease and carbonic anhydrase in carbonate Mineralization. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 172: 2552 – 2561
    6. Kaur G, Reddy MS. 2014. Influence of P-solubilizing bacteria on crop yield and soil fertility at multilocational sites. European Journal of Soil Biology 61: 35-40
    7. Garyali S, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2014. Diversity and antimitotic activity of taxol producing endophytic fungi from Himalayan yew. Annals of Microbiology DOI 10.1007/s13213-013-0786-7
    8. Bansal M, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2014. Diversity among wild accessions of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. and their morphogenetic potential. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. DOI 10.1007/s11738-014-1493-0
    9. Jain K, Madhu G, Bhunia H, Bajpai PK, Reddy MS. 2014. Kinetics of biodegradation of Polypropylene/ Polylactide Blends J of Polymer Materials 31: 63-76
    10. Kumari D, Reddy MS, Upadhyay RC. 2014. New records of Cantharellus species from the northwestern Himalayas of India. Mycology 4 : 205 – 220
    11. Kaur G, Reddy MS. 2014. Role of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria in improving the soil fertility and crop productivity in organic farming, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 60: 549 – 564
    12. Verma B, Reddy MS. 2014. Suillus triacicularis sp. nov., a new species associated with Pinus roxburghii from northwestern Himalayas, India. Phytotaxa 162 : 157–164
    13. Verma B, Reddy MS. 2014. Suillus himalayensis (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes, Boletales), a new species associated with Pinus wallichiana from north western Himalayas, India Nova Hedwigia (In press) 2013
    14. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2013. Viability of calcifying bacterial formulations in ?y ash for applications in building materials, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 40: 1403–1413
    15. Kumari D, Reddy MS, Upadhyay RC. 2013. Diversity of cultivable bacteria associated with fruiting bodies of wild Himalayan Cantharellus spp. Annals of Microbiology 63: 845-853
    16. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2013. Biomineralization of Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs by the Bacterial Strains Isolated from Calcareous Sites. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 23: 707-714
    17. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2013. Bacillus megaterium mediated mineralization of calcium carbonate as biogenic surface treatment of Green building materials. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 29: 2397-2406
    18. Karn SK, Reddy MS. 2013. Removal of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol by bacterial isolates from the secondary sludge of pulp and paper mill, Journal of Basic Microbiology 53: 752 – 757
    19. Arora A, Krishna P, Malik V, Reddy MS. 2013. Alkalistable xylanase production by alkalitolerant Paenibacillus montaniterrae RMV1 isolated from red mud. Journal of Basic Microbiology 53: 1 – 7
    20. Kanwal HK, Reddy MS. 2013. Influence of sclerotia formation on ligninolytic enzyme production in Morchella crassipes, Journal of Basic Microbiology DOI 10.1002/jobm.201200802
    21. Kaur G, Reddy MS. 2013. Phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria from an organic farm and their influence on the growth and yield of maize (Zea mays L.), Journal of General and Applied Microbiology 59: 295 – 303
    22. Aggarwal D, Jaiswal N, Kumar A, Sharma J, Reddy MS. 2013. Factors affecting genetic transformation and shoot organgenesis of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettest. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 22:382-391
    23. Govinda Rajulu MB, Nagamani T, Babu AG, Aggarwal A, SuryanarayananTS, Reddy MS. 2013. Endophytic Xylariaceae from the forests of Western Ghats, southern India: Distribution and biological activities. Mycology: 4: 29-37
    24. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Goyal S, Reddy MS. 2013. Biogenic treatment improves the durability and remediates the cracks of concrete structures, Construction and Building Materials 48: 1-5

2013

  1. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2013. Viability of calcifying bacterial formulations in fly ash for applications in building materials, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 40: 1403–1413.
  2. Garyali S, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2013. Taxol production by an endophytic fungus Fusarium redolens isolated from Himalayan Yew. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 23: 1372–1380.
  3. Kumari D, Reddy MS, Upadhyay RC. 2013. Diversity of cultivable bacteria associated with fruiting bodies of wild Himalayan Cantharellus spp. Annals of Microbiology 63: 845-853.
  4. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2013. Biomineralization of Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs by the Bacterial Strains Isolated from Calcareous Sites. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 23: 707-714.
  5. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2013. Bacillus megaterium mediated mineralization of calcium carbonate as biogenic surface treatment of Green building materials. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 29: 2397-2406.
  6. Karn SK, Reddy MS. 2013. Removal of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol by bacterial isolates from the secondary sludge of pulp and paper mill, Journal of Basic Microbiology 53: 752 – 757.
  7. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS (2013). Biomineralization of calcium carbonates and their engineered applications: a review. Frontiers of Microbiology 4: 314.
  8. Kaur G, Reddy MS. 2013. Phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria from an organic farm and their influence on the growth and yield of maize (Zea mays L.), Journal of General and Applied Microbiology 59: 295 – 303
  9. Aggarwal D, Jaiswal N, Kumar A, Sharma J, Reddy MS. 2013. Factors affecting genetic transformation and shoot organgenesis of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettest. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 22:382-391
  10. Govinda Rajulu MB, Nagamani T, Babu AG, Aggarwal A, SuryanarayananTS, Reddy MS. 2013. Endophytic Xylariaceae from the forests of Western Ghats, southern India: Distribution and biological activities. Mycology: 4: 29-37
  11. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Goyal S, Reddy MS. 2013. Biogenic treatment improves the durability and remediates the cracks of concrete structures, Construction and Building Materials 48: 1-5

2012

  1. Dhami NK, Reddy MS, Mukherjee A. 2012. Improvement in strength properties of ash bricks by bacterial calcite. Ecological Engineering 39:31– 35
  2. Aggarwal D, Kumar A, Sharma J, Reddy MS. 2012. Factors affecting micropropagation and acclimatization of an elite clone of Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. In vitro Cellular and developmental Biology-Plant 48: 521-529
  3. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Goyal S, Reddy MS. 2012. Corrosion prevention of reinforced concrete with microbial calcite precipitation. ACI Materials Journal 109: 157-164
  4. Karn KS, Reddy MS. 2012. Degradation of 2, 4, 6-trichlorophenol by bacteria isolated from secondary sludge of a pulp and paper mill. Journal of General and Applied Microbiology 58: 413 ? 420
  5. Singh H, Reddy MS. 2012. Improvement of wheat and maize crops by inoculating Aspergillus species in alkaline soil fertilized with rock phosphate. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 58: 535-546

2011

  1. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2011. Effect of calcifying bacteria on permeation properties of concrete structures. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 38: 1229 – 1234
  2. Karn SK, Chakrabarthi P, Reddy MS. 2011. Degradation of pentachlorophenol by Kocuria sp. CL2 isolated from secondary sludge of pulp and paper mill. Biodegradation 47: 63 – 69
  3. Suryanarayanan TS, Govindarajulu MB, Thirumalai E, Reddy MS, Money NP. 2011. Agni’s fungi: heat-resistant spores from the Western Ghats, southern India. Fungal Biology 115: 833-838
  4. Babu AG, Reddy MS. 2011. Dual inoculation of arbuscular mycorrhizal and phosphate solubilizing fungi contributes in sustainable maintenance of plant health in fly ash ponds. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 219: 3-10
  5. Kumari D, Reddy MS, Upadhyay RC. 2011.Craterellus indicus sp. nov., a new species associated with Cedrus deodara from the western Himalayas, India. Mycological Progress 11: 269 -274
  6. Kanwal HK, Reddy MS. 2011, The effect of carbon and nitrogen sources on the formation of sclerotia in Morchella spp. Annals of Microbiology 62: 165-168
  7. Babu AG, Reddy MS. 2011. Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi associated with plants growing in fly ash pond and their potential role in Ecological Restoration. Current Microbiology 63: 273 – 280
  8. Aggarwal D, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2011. Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated genetic transformation of selected elite clone(s) of Eucalyptus tereticornis. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 33: 1603-1611 38.Kanwal HK, Reddy MS. 2011. Effect of carbon, nitrogen sources and inducers on lignolytic enzyme production by Morchella crassipes, World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 27: 687 – 691
  9. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2011. Microbial Concrete: A way to enhance the Durability of Building Structures. Journal of Materials for Civil Engineering 23, 730 – 734
  10. Kumari D, Reddy MS, Upadhyay RC. 2011. Nutritional composition and antioxidant activities of 18 different wild Cantharellus mushrooms of Northwestern Himalayas. Food Science and Technology International 17: 557-567
  11. Babu AG, Reddy MS. 2011. Aspergillus tubingensis improves the growth and native mycorrhizal colonization of bermudagrass in bauxite residue. Bioremediation Journal 15:157–164
  12. Kanwal HK, Reddy MS. 2011. Production of lignocellulolytic enzymes by Morchella elate on various substrates. Kavaka 39: 27-32
  13. Kumari D, Upadhyay RC, Reddy MS. 2011. Antioxidant activity three Species of Wild Mushroom Genus Cantharellus Collected from North-Western Himalaya, India. International Journal of Agricultural Biology13: 415-418 2010
  14. Babu AG, Reddy MS. 2010. Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the growth and nutrient status of bermuda grass grown in alkaline bauxite processing residue. Environmental Pollution 159: 25-29
  15. Aggarwal D, Kumar A, Reddy MS. 2010. Shoot organogenesis in elite clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 102: 45-52
  16. Karn SK, Chakrabarty SK, Reddy MS. 2010. Degradation of pentachlorophenol by Kocuria sp. CL2 isolated from secondary sludge of pulp and paper mill. Biodegradation 22: 63 – 69
  17. Karn SK, Chakrabarty SK, Reddy MS. 2010. Characterization of pentachlorophenol degrading Bacillus strains from secondary pulp-and-paper Industry sludge. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 64: 609 – 613
  18. Singh H, Reddy MS. 2010. Effect of inoculation with phosphate solubilizing fungus on the growth and nutrient uptake of wheat and maize plants fertilized with rock phosphate in alkaline soils. European journal of Soil Biology 47: 30-34
  19. Karn SK, Chakrabarty SK, Reddy MS. 2010. Pentachlorophenol degradation by Pseudomonas stutzeri CL7 in the secondary sludge of pulp and paper mill. Journal of Environmental Sciences 22: 1608 – 1612
  20. Kumar A, Aggarwal D, Gupta P, Reddy MS. 2010. Factors affecting in vitro propagation and field establishment of Chlorophytum borivilianum. Biologia Plantarum 54: 1- 8
  21. Kanwal HK, Acharya K, Ramesh G, Reddy MS. 2010. Molecular characterization of Morchella species from the Western Himalayan region of India. Current Microbiology 62: 1245 – 1252
  22. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2010. Characterization of two urease producing and calcifying Bacillus spp. Isolated from cement. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 20 : 1571 – 1576
  23. Kumari D, Upadhyay RC, Reddy MS. 2010. Cantharellus pseudoformosus, a new species associated with Cedrus deodara from India. Mycoscience 52: 147-151
  24. Kumari D, Upadhyay RC, Reddy MS. 2010. Antioxidant activity of three species of wild mushroom Cantharellus collected from North-Western Himalaya, India. International Journal of Agricultural Biology 13: 415 – 418
  25. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS. 2010. Biocalcification by Sporosarcina pasteurii using corn steep liquor as nutrient source, Industrial Biotechnology 6: 170-174
  26. Mukherjee A, Achal V, Reddy MS. 2010. In search of a sustainable binder in Building materials. Annals of Indian Academy of Engineering VII: 41 – 51

2009

  1. Ramesh G, Podila G, Gay G, Marmaisse R, Reddy MS. 2009. Differential patterns of regulation for copper and cadmium metallothioneins of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 2266 – 2274
  2. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Basu PC, Reddy MS. 2009. Strain improvement of Sporosarcina pasterurii for enhanced urease and calcite production. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 36: 981 – 988
  3. Achal V, Mukherjee A, Basu PC, Reddy MS. 2009. Lactose mother liquor as an alternative nutrient source for microbial concrete production by Sporosarcina pasteurii. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 36 : 433 – 438
  4. Khosla B, Kaur H, Reddy MS. 2009. Influence of ectomycorrhizal colonization on the growth and mineral nutrition of Populus deltoides under Aluminium toxicity. Journal of Plant interactions 4 : 93 - 99
  5. Ramesh G, Sweera R, Reddy MS. 2009. Enhancement of laccase in ectomycorrhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporum in presence of different substrates. Advances in Environmental Biology 2 : 115 – 120
  6. Kumari D, Upadhyay RC, Reddy MS. 2009. New records of family Cantharellaceae from India, Mushroom Research 18: 47-50

2008

  1. Loveleen, Krishna P, Reddy MS. 2008. Effect of carbon and nitrogen sources on phosphate solubilization by a wild type strain and UV-induced mutants of Aspergillus tubingensis. Current Microbiology 57 : 401 – 406
  2. Krishna P, Arora A, Reddy MS. 2008. An alkaliphilic and xylanolytic strain of actinomycetes Kocuria sp. RM1 isolated from alkaline bauxite residue site. World journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 24 : 3079 - 3085
  3. Khosla B, Reddy MS. 2008. Response of ectomycorrhizal fungi on the growth and mineral nutrition of Eucalyptus seedlings in bauxite mined soil. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultue and Environmental Science 3: 123-126

2000 - 2007

  1. Achal V, Savant VV, Reddy MS. 2007. Phosphate solubilization by a wild type strain and UV-induced mutants of Aspergillus tubingensis. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 695 - 699
  2. Richa G, Khosla B, Reddy MS. 2007. Improvement of maize plant growth by phosphate solubilizing fungi in rock phosphate amended soils. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3: 481 -484
  3. Reddy MS, Hitchin S, Melayah D, Pandey AK, Raffier C, Henderson J, Marmeisse R, Gay G. 2006. The auxin-inducible GH3 homologue Pp-GH3.16 is down-regulated in Pinus pinaster root systems upon ectomycorrhizal symbiosis establishment. New Phytologist 170: 391 – 400
  4. Reddy MS, Singla S, Natarajan K, Senthilarasu. 2005. Pisolithus indicus, a new ectomycorrhizal fungus associated with dipterocarps of India. Mycologia 97 : 838 - 843
  5. Krishna P, Reddy MS, Patnaik SK. 2005. Aspergillus tubingensis reduces the pH of the bauxite residue (red mud) amended soils. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 167: 201 – 209
  6. Ramesh G, Reddy MS. 2005. Development of copper tolerant mutants of ectomycorrhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporum, Kavaka 34 : 49 – 53
  7. Singla S, Reddy MS, Marmeisse R, Gay G. 2004. Genetic variability and taxonomic position of ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus from India. Microbiological Research 159: 203 - 210
  8. Reddy MS, Pandey AK, Melayah, Marmesse R, Gay G. 2003. The auxin responsive gene Pp-C61 is up regulated in Pinus pinaster roots following inoculation with ectomycorrhizal fungi. Plant Cell and Environment 26: 681 – 691
  9. Pandey AK, Reddy MS, Suryanarayanan TS. 2003. ITS-RFLP and ITS sequence analysis of a foliar endophytic Phyllosticta from different tropical trees. Mycological Research 107: 439 -444
  10. Reddy MS, Kumar S, Khosla B, Reddy MS. 2002. Biosolubilization of poorly soluble rock phosphates by Aspegillus tubingensis and A. niger. Bioresource Technology 84: 187 – 189
  11. Charvet-Candela V, Hitchin S, Reddy MS, Marmeisse R, Gay G. 2002. Characterization of a Pinus pinaster cDNA encoding an auxin up-regulated putative peroxidase in roots. Tree Physiology 22: 231 – 238
  12. Reddy MS, Khosla B, Gay G, Ramamurthy V. 2002. Influence of Aluminum on mineral nutrition of ectomycorrhizal fungi Pisolithus sp. and Cantharellus cibarius. Water, Air and Soil pollution 135: 55 – 64
  13. Reddy MS, Kumar S. 2001. Distinction of Aspergillus tubingensis from Aspergillus niger by PCR-RFLP. Kavaka 28-29: 81 – 84

1990 - 2000

Reddy MS, Satyanarayana T. 1998. Inoculation of micropropagated plantlets of Eucalyptus tereticornis with ectomycorrhizal fungi. New Forests 16: 273 – 279

  1. Reddy MS, Satyanarayana T. 1998. Ectomycorrhizal formation in micropropagated plantlets of Populus deltoids, Symbiosis 25 : 343 – 348
  2. Reddy MS, Satyanarayana T. 1998. Potential uses and problems of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Recent Advances in Mycoses 171 – 174
  3. Reddy MS, Natarajan K. 1997. Coinoculation efficacy of ectomycorrhizal fungi on Pinus patula seedlings in a nursery, Mycorrhiza 7: 133-138
  4. Reddy MS, Natarajan K. 1996. In vitro ectomycorrhizal formation of Pinus patula, P. pseudostrobus, P. oocarpa and P. elliotii grown in Southern India. New Forests 11: 149 – 153
  5. Reddy MS, Natarajan K. 1995. Effects of the fungicide Dithane M-45 on the growth and mycorrhizal formation of Pinus patula seedlings. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 27: 1503-1504
  6. Reddy MS, Natarajan K. 1995. Effect of Pisolithus tinctorius and Laccaria fraterna on the growth and mycorrhizal development of Pinus patula seedlings. Biotropia 8: 45-52
  7. M. Sudhakara Reddy and K. Natarajan, 1994, Effect of a synthetic pyrethroid on the growth of ectomycorrhizal fungi and mycorrhiza formation in Pinus patula. Mycorrhiza 5: 115-117
  8. .Reddy MS, Natarajan K. 1994. Selection of a suitable ectomycorrhizal fungal isolates for Pinus patula nurseries. Indian Journal of Microbiology 34: 107-112
  9. .Natarajan K, Banerjee K, Reddy MS. 1993. In vitro syntheses of ectomycorrhizas of Eucalyptus spp. with Laccaria fraterna and Pisolithus tinctorius. Kavaka 20/21:17-20

Review articles and book chapters

2012

Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS (2012). Biofilm and Microbial applications in Biomineralized concrete. In Advanced Topics in Biomineralization (Ed. Jong Seto), Publisher: InTech, pp.137-164

2011

Reddy MS, Achal V, Mukherjee A (2011). Microbial Concrete, a wonder metabolic product that remediates the defects in building structures. In: T. Satyanarayana et al. (eds.), Microorganisms in Environmental Management: Microbes and Environment, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2229-3_24

2006

Reddy MS, Pandey AK (2006). Influence of mycorrhizal fungi on the growth and survival of micropropagated forest trees. In: Current Concepts in Botany (Eds. K.G. Mukerji and C. Manoharachary) IK International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi pp 253-265.

2005

Reddy MS, Satyanarayana T (2005) Interactions between Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and Rhizospheric Microbes. Soil biology, Volume 7, Microbial activity in the Rhizosphere, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006 (Eds. K.G. Mukerji, C. Manoharachary, J. Singh), pp 245-263.

Reddy MS, Singla S (2005). Application of molecular techniques in fungal taxonomy. In: The fungi-Diversity and conservation in India (Eds. J.S. Dargan, N.S. Atri and G.S. Dhingra) Bishen Singh Mahendrapal Singh Publishers, DehraDun, India.

Krishna P, Reddy MS, Satyanarayana T (2006). Molecular techniques for understanding the microbial community structure in mycorrhizosphere Soil biology, Volume 7, Microbial activity in the Rhizosphere, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006 (Eds. K.G. Mukerji, C. Manoharachary, J. Singh) pp 173-198.

Reddy MS (2005). An insight into ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity by using molecular approaches. In: “Microbial Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications” (eds. T. Satyanarayana and B.N. Johri) IK International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi pp 393-406.

2004

Acharya K, Reddy MS (2004). Genetic variation of Morchella (morels) species of Himachal Pradesh. In: Biotechnological approaches for sustainable development (eds. M.S. Reddy & S. Khanna) Allied Publishers, New Delhi.

Krishna P, Patnaik SK, Reddy MS (2004). Neutralization of bauxite residue (red mud) waste of industrial alumina plant by using indigenous microbes. In: Biotechnological approaches for sustainable development (eds. M.S. Reddy & S. Khanna), Allied Publishers, New Delhi.

Books

2004: Biotechnological Approaches for Sustainable Development (edited). Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (Co author: Dr. Sunil Khanna)

Papers in international conferences

2016

  1. Reddy MS (2016). Functional diversity analysis and isolation of metal tolerance genes from environment by metatranscriptomics. ETFPP, 42nd Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

2015

  1. Verma B, Reddy MS (2015). Diversity and phylogeny of Suillus species from coniferous forests of the North Western Himalayas, India. 41st Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
  2. Reddy MS (2015). Identification of novel genes from environment by using metatranscriptomic approach. International conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology. 12th Annual Convention of Biotech Research Society, India, Thiruvananthapuram, India
  3. Reddy MS (2015) Biocement: A sustainable approach to improve the durability of building materials. RABAEB. 9th Annual Convention of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, Andhra Pradesh, India

2014

  1. Reddy MS (2014). Differential expression of metallothioneins in response to heavy metals and their involvement in metal tolerance. The 10th International Mycological Congress, Bangkok, Thailand

2013

  1. Reddy MS, Aggarwal S, Ahuja S (2013). Metal induction of a Pisolithus albus metallothionein and its involvement in heavy metal tolerance during mycorrhizal symbiosis. 7th International Conference on Mycorrhiza, TERI, New Delhi

2011

  1. Dhami NK, Mukherjee A, Reddy MS (2011). Bacterial calcite as sealant of fly ash mortar substrates. 31st Cement and Concrete Science Conference: Novel Developments and Innovation in Cementitious Materials, Imperial College London
  2. Reddy MS, Singh H (2011). Field evaluation of P solubilising bacteria on the growth and yield of wheat and maize grown in rock phosphate amended soils. 2nd Asian PGPR Conference, Beijing, China
  3. Mukherjee A, Achal V, Reddy MS (2011). A sustainable building material from biological sources. International Engineering Symposium, March 3-5, 2010, Kumamoto University, Japan
  4. Reddy MS, Achal V, Mukherjee A (2011). Microbial Concrete …….. durability of building structures. World Congress on Biotechnology, 21-23 March 2011, Hyderabad
  5. Reddy MS, Achal V, Mukherjee A (2011). Microbial Concrete: A way to enhance durability of building structures . Ancona, Italy

2001

  1. Reddy MS, Gay G, Pandey A (2001). Hormonal relationship in ectomycorrhizas: cloning and preliminary charaterization of a Pinus pinaster cDNA encoding an auxin up-regulated extracellular protein. 3rd International Conference on Mycorrhzas held at Adelaide, Australia, July 8-13, 2001

1994

  1. Reddy MS (1994). Effect of Pisolithus tinctorius and Laccaria fraterna on the growth and mycorrhizal development of Pinus patula seedlings in the nursery. Second symposium on Biology and Biotechnology of Mycorrhizas and Third Asian Conference on Mycorrhiza held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. April 19-21

1994

  1. Reddy MS, Natarajan K (1992). Efficacy of vegetative inocula of two ectomycorrhizal fungal isolates for Pinus patula nurseries in South India. International symposium on management of Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry, University of Western Australia, Australia 28 Sept to 2 Oct. 1992

Papers in National Conferences

2014

  1. Reddy MS (2014) Metatranscriptomics: An approach for novel genes and functional eukaryotic diversity. National conference on: Fungal Diversity and biotechnology for food and chemicals. Centre of advanced study in marine biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, 27-28 Feb. 2014
  2. Garyali S, Kumar A, Reddy MS (2014) Optimization of taxol production from endophytic fungus Fusarium redolens. National conference on: Fungal Diversity and biotechnology for food and chemicals. Centre of advanced study in marine biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, 27-28 Feb. 2014
  3. Yadav R, Singh K, Dhami N, Reddy MS (2014) Production of Thermotolerant lipase and alkalitolerant cellulase from endophytic fungi. National conference on: Fungal Diversity and biotechnology for food and chemicals. Centre of advanced study in marine biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, 27-28 Feb. 2014
  4. Verma B, Reddy MS (2014) Suillus Ectomycorrhizae on Pinus wallichiana: Morpho-Anatomical and Molecular Characterization. National conference on: Fungal Diversity and biotechnology for food and chemicals. Centre of advanced study in marine biology, Annamalai Univers