Dr. Mahesh Yandigeri
Senior Scientist
Division of Molecular Entomology
E-mail: mahesh.nbaii@gmail.com
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D (Microbiology)
Specialization Microbiology and Biotechnology, culturable and unculturable microbial diversity analysis, microbial endosymbionts, microbial management of abiotic stresses
Professional Experience 9 years
Publications 25
Training (International) and (National)
Centre for Biosafety (GenØk) Norway sponsored regional course–South Asia on ‘Holistic Foundations for Assessment and Regulation of Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms’ 2-7 May 2011 at Hyderabad, India organized by Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) India, Centre for Environment Education (CEE) India, GenØk Norway and Third world Network (TWN) Malaysia.
Participated in National Training on ‘Microbial Diversity Analysis of Extremophiles’ organized by NBAIM, Maunath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh, India from November 26-30, 2006
Participated in 21 days training programme on ‘Novel and Innovative Biochemical and Molecular Tools for Characterization of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms’ from January 12- February 1, 2009 held at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh, India
Participated in winter school (21 days) organized by NBAIM on ‘Recent advances in Molecular Identification and Characterization of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms’ from September 01-21, 2009 held at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Kushmaur, Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh.
Organized National Training Program on ‘Molecular Approaches for Identification and Characterization of Actinomycetes’ from December 1-10, 2009 at NBAIM, Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh.
Organized Sensitization meet on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Microbiological Research December 20, 2010 at NBAIM, Maunath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh.
Organized Sensitization Training ‘Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Microbiological Research’ January 29 to February 04, 2011 NAIP project entitled ‘Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) for ICAR’.Organized Sensitization meet on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Biotechnological Research March 25, 2012 at NBAIM, Maunath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh
Recognition
Awarded with Post Graduate Diploma in Nano-Biotechnology (PGDBNT) from Life Science Foundation India, Bellary, Karnataka, India during 2008-09.
Awarded Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA) awarded by Center for Advanced Training in Software Engineering (CATSE), Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Awarded with ‘IARI Merit Medal’ for Outstanding Academic Performance during Ph.D. in 45th Convocation of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.
University Merit Scholarship from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India during B.Sc. (Agriculture) studies from 1997-2001 and ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship for M.Sc. during 2001-2003
Life member, Association for Microbiologists of India.
Life member, Society of Agriculturally Important Microbial Genetic Resources (SAIMGR).
Brief Achievements
Identified about 85 actinomycetes species from Indogangetic plains, mangrove and extreme ecosystems of India, documented and deposited at National Agriculturally Important Microbial Culture Collection (NAIMCC) of National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Kushmaur, Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh
An illustrated identification guide was compiled and published for identification of Streptomyces genera covering 342 species of Streptomyces and related genera as: Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Dilip K. Arora and Arvind K. Yadav (2010) ‘Synoptical Keys for Identification of Streptomyces Genera’ published by National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Kushmaur, Mau Nath Bhanjan (U.P.), India (ISBN: 978-81-909892-0-6).
Identified three potent drought tolerant endophytic actinomycetes for alleviation of water stress in wheat. Guided for 12 M.Sc. students and trained many researchers for molecular identification and characterization of actinomycetes.
Deposited 118 microbial gene sequences at NCBI GenBank.
Established actinomycetes culture collection at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Kushmaur, Mau Nath Bhanjan (U.P.), India
Selected Publications
Kamlesh K. Meena, Sukumar Mesapogu, Manish Kumar, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Geeta Singh and Anil K. Saxena (2010) Co-inoculation of the endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica with the phosphate-solubilising bacterium Pseudomonas striata affects population dynamics and plant growth in chickpea. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 46:169–174 (DOI: 10.1007/s00374-009-0421-8).
Dhananjaya P. Singh, Ratna Prabha, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Dilip K. Arora (2011) Cyanobacteria-mediated phenylpropanoids and phytohormones in rice (Oryza sativa) enhance plant growth and stress tolerance. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 100(4):557-68 (DOI: 10.1007/s10482-011-9611-0).
Shweta Tiwari, Pratibha Singh, Rameshwar Tiwari, Kamlesh K. Meena, Mahesh Yandigeri, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Dilip K. Arora (2011) Salt-tolerant rhizobacteria-mediated induced tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum) and chemical diversity in rhizosphere enhance plant growth. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47(8): 907-916 (DOI: 10.1007/s00374-011-0598-5)
Nityanand Malviya, Arvind K. Yadav, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Dilip K. Arora (2011) Diversity of culturable Streptomycetes from wheat cropping system of fertile regions of Indo-Gangetic Plains, India. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 27:1593–1602 (DOI: 10.1007/s11274-010-0612-3).
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Arvind K. Yadav, R. Srinivasan, Sudhanshu Kashyap and Sunil Pabbi (2011) Studies on mineral phosphate solubilization by cyanobacteria Westiellopsis and Anabaena. Microbiology, 80(4):558-565 (DOI: 10.1134/S002626171105050X)
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Arvind K. Yadav, R. Srinivasan, Sudhanshu Kashyap and Sunil Pabbi (2011) Studies on mineral phosphate solubilization by cyanobacteria Westiellopsis and Anabaena. Microbiology, 80(4):558-565 (DOI: 10.1134/S002626171105050X)
Srinivasan Ramakrishnan, Ajjanna R. Alagawadi, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Kamlesh Kumar Meena and Anil K. Saxena (2012) Characterization of phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms from salt-affected soils of India and their effect on growth of sorghum plants [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Annals of Microbiology, 62(1): 93-105 (DOI: 10.1007/s13213-011-0233-6).
Srinivasan Ramakrishnan, Ajjanna R. Alagawadi, Mahesh S. Yandigeri and Anil K. Saxena (2012). Effect of salt on survival and P-solubilization potential of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms from salt affected soils. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences (Elsevier), 19, 427–434. (DOI 10.1016/j.sjbs.2012.05.004).
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Kamlesh Kumar Meena, Divya Singh, Nityanand Malviya, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Manoj Kumar Solanki, Arvind Kumar Yadav and Dilip K. Arora (2012). Drought-tolerant endophytic actinobacteria promote growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum) under water stress conditions. Plant Growth Regulation 68(3): 411-420 (DOI 10.1007/s10725-012-9730-2).