Dr. Mahesh Yandigeri

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Dr. Mahesh Yandigeri
Phone Number
080-2351-1982
Fax
080-2341-1961
Professional Experience
13 years
Qualification
M.Sc., Ph.D (Microbiology)
Specilization
Microbiology and Biotechnology, culturable and unculturable microbial diversity analysis, microbial endosymbionts, microbial management of abiotic stresses
Training
International Training under NAIP Component-1for 90 days from September 18 to December 16, 2013 at University of California Riverside (UCR), Riverside 92527, CA, USA. The topic of research under the training ‘Microbial Molecular taxonomy’ was ‘Metagenome of ‘Wolbachia’ endosymbiont associated with tomato psyllid using BAC libraries’ under the guidance of Prof. Richard Stouthamer, Professor of Entomology, UCR and Dr. Manjunath L. Keremane, ARS-USDA, Riverside, CA.
Participated in 14 days National Training on ‘Development of gene chip for microbial identification using DNA probes’ from 21 January to 3 February, 2012.
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
Awards and Honours
Awarded ‘Fellowof the Society for Biocontrol Advancement’, Bengaluru, India on 29 October 2014 in appreciation and recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of biological control of crop pests and diseases.
Awarded ‘Scientist of the Year’ by Science & Technology Society for Integrated Rural Improvement (S&T SIRI) Thorrur, Warangal, Telangana. 506317 in National Conference on Doubling Farmers Income for Sustainable and Harmonious Agriculture ‘DISHA-2017’ from 9-10th September, 2017 at Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi.
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
Developed technology ‘Waste to wealth: Technology on black soldier fly mediated bioconversion of farm and kitchen wastes’ at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru.
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 302 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
Recognition
Recognition as Post Graduate teacher for Veterinary Microbiology at Karnataka Veterinary Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, Nandinagar, P.B. No. 6, Bidar-585401, Karnataka.
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 (AMI).
Life member, Society of Agriculturally Important Microbial Genetic Resources (SAIMGR), NBAIM, MaunathBhanjan, Uttar Pradesh India.
Life member of Society of Biocontrol Advancement (SBA), National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects, H. A. Farm Post, Hebbal, Bellary Road, Bangalore-560 024.
Life Member of the Science and Technology Society for Integrated Rural Improvement (S&T SIRI) Thorrur, Telangana-506163 since September 2017
Publications
Total Number of Publication = 32
Selected Publications
Manoj Kumar Solanki, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Sudheer Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Alok Srivastava (2019) Co-inoculation of different antagonists can enhance the biocontrol activity against RhizoctoniaSolani in Tomato. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 112:1633–1644
Manoj Kumar Solanki, Sudheer Kumar, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Alok K. Srivastava (2018) Nutrient competition mediated antagonism of microbes against Rhizoctoniasolani. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 10(3): 392-399.
Dhananjaya P. Singh, RatnaPrabha, ShalooVerma, Kamlesh K. Meena and Mahesh Yandigeri (2017) Antioxidant properties and polyphenolic content in terrestrial Cyanobacteria. 3 Biotech 7: 134.
P. Shrivastava, R. Kumar and M.S. Yandigeri (2017) In vitro biocontrol activity of halotolerant Streptomyces aureofaciens K20: A potent antagonist against Macrophominaphaseolina (Tassi) Goid. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 24:192–199.
Pooja Shrivastava, Rajesh Kumar, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, NityanandMalviya and Dilip K. Arora (2015) Isolation and characterization of Streptomycetes with plant growth promoting potential from mangrove ecosystem. Polish Journal of Microbiology, 64(4): 339-349.
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, NityanandMalviya, Manoj Kumar Solanki, Shrivastava P., G. Sivakumar (2015) ChitinolyticStreptomyces vinaceusdrappus S5MW2 isolated from Chilika lake, India enhances plant growth and biocontrol efficacy through chitin supplementation against Rhizoctoniasolani. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 31(8):1217-25.
Arvind Kumar Yadav, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, ShachiVardhan, Sivakumar G., Rangeshwaran, R. and C. P. M. Tripathi (2014) Streptomyces sp. S160: a potential antagonist against chickpea charcoal root rot caused by Macrophominaphaseolina (Tassi) Goid, Annals of Microbiology, 64(3):1113–1122.
NityanandMalviya, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Arvind Kumar Yadav, Manoj Kumar Solanki and Dilip K. Arora (2014) Isolation and characterization of novel alkali-halophilic actinomycetes from the Chilika brackish water lake, India. Annals of Microbiology, 64(4):1829-1838.
A.K. Yadav, S. Vardhan, S. Kashyap, Mahesh S. Yandigeri and D. K. Arora (2013) Actinomycetes Diversity among rRNA Gene Clones and Cellular Isolates from Sambhar Salt Lake, India, The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2013, Article ID 781301, pp. 11.
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Kamlesh Kumar Meena, Divya Singh, NityanandMalviya, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Manoj Kumar Solanki, Arvind Kumar Yadav and Dilip K. Arora (2012) Drought-tolerant endophytic actinobacteria promote growth of wheat (Triticumaestivum) under water stress conditions. Plant Growth Regulation 68(3): 411-420.
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.
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, 62:93-105.
Kamlesh Kumar Meena, Manish Kumar, Marina Kalyuzhnaya, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, D. P. Singh and D. K. Arora (2012) Epiphytic pink pigmented methylotrophic bacteria enhance germination and early seedling growth of wheat (Triticumaestivum) by producing phytohormone. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 101(4): 777-786.
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 (Triticumaestivum) and chemical diversity in rhizosphere enhance plant growth. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47(8): 907-916.
Dhananjaya P. Singh, RatnaPrabha, 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 100:557–568.
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Arvind K. Yadav, R. Srinivasan, SudhanshuKashyap and Sunil Pabbi (2011) Studies on mineral phosphate solubilization by cyanobacteria Westiellopsis and Anabaena. Microbiology (Mikrobiologia) 80(4):558-565.
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Kamlesh K Meena, Srinivasan R. and Sunil Pabbi (2011) Effect of phosphate solubilization on biological nitrogen fixation by diazotrophic cyanobacteria. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 51(1):48-53.
NityanandMalviya, 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.
Arvind K. Yadav, Alok K. Srivastava, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Sudhanshu K. Kashyap, Dinesh R. Modi and Dilip K. Arora (2010) Characterization of indigenous copper-resistant Streptomycetes from chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) fields. Annals of Microbiology, 60:605-614.
Kamlesh K. Meena, SukumarMesapogu, Manish Kumar, Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Geeta Singh and Anil K. Saxena (2010) Co-inoculation of the endophytic fungus Piriformosporaindicawith the phosphate-solubilising bacterium Pseudomonas striata affects population dynamics and plant growth in chickpea. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 46:169–174
Mahesh S. Yandigeri, Arvind K. Yadav, Kamlesh Kumar Meena and Sunil Pabbi (2010) Effect of mineral phosphates on growth and nitrogen fixation of diazotrophic cyanobacteria Anabaena variabilis and Westiellopsisprolifica. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 97:297–306