Ajar Nath Yadav | Editor
Affilation: Eternal University, India
Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav obtained his doctorate degree in "Biotechnology" in 2016, jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of microbial diversity from extreme environments and Plant Microbes Interaction. In his credit 35 Publications [24 research papers, 03 review, 06 book chapters and 02 popular articles] in different reputed international, national journals and publishers. He has published one paper in “Scientific Reports-Nature” on P-solubilization by archaea, which is first report on archaeal P-solubilizing activity. Dr. Yadav have published have published two draft genomes of Archaea and Bacteria isolated from hypersaline and cold environment respectively. Dr. Yadav have published 73 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. Dr Yadav has presented 14 poster and 06 oral papers presentation in conferences/symposiums and got five best paper presentations Award, including Young Scientist Award: NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar. Dr. Yadav has filed one Patent “Insecticidal formulation of novel strain of Bacillus thuringiensis AK 47”. He has contributed in organizing three conference/workshop including Indo-German workshop at IARI, New Delhi. He has deposited 2386 nucleotide sequences to NCBI GenBank databases: in public domain, which included three whole genome sequence (Arthrobacter agilis L77, Bacillus thuringiensis AKS47 and Halolamina pelagica CDK2), 2213 ribosomal gene sequences of archaea (109) and bacteria (2105); 71 ITS sequences of fungi and 253 housekeeping and others genes sequences such as maxF, cspA-E, gyrB and rpoB. Dr. Yadav and group have isolated and characterized >4500 microbes (Archaea, Bacteria and Fungi) from different extreme environments (salinity, temperatures, drought and pH), wheat associated microbes from six ago-ecological zones of India and endophytic microbes from Indian Himalayas regions crops. Among >4500 isolated 308 efficient plant growth promoting and hydrolytic enzymes producing bacteria were deposited to culture collection of NBAIM, India. Niche-specific bacteria from extreme environments were reported as specific bio-inoculants for respective extreme habitat growing crops. Dr. Yadav and group have developed technology for screening of archaea for P and K-solubilization and phytohormones production for the first time (Published paper in Nature Publishing Group “Scientific Reports”).