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(I) Memoirs of Rootonic

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(I) Areas of Research :

  • Plant-Microbe Interaction
  • Microbe-Microbe Interaction
  • Biocontrol
  • Bioremediation
  • Crop Pest Management
  • Duckweed Research and Applications
  • Mushroom Biotechnology
  • Stress Alleviation through Microbes
  • Antimicrobials and Novel Drugs
  • Food Microbiology and QA/QC
  • Biofertilizers: Development & Commercialization
  • IPR- Translational Research
  • Genetic Transformation for Plant value addition
  • Applied Microbiology
    • Bioenergy and Biofuels
    • Enzyme Technology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology and Microbiology
    • Oil Seed Brassica Double Haploid Research
    • Studies on Plant Pathogenesis in Oil Seed Brassica


(II) Research Projects (Ongoing) :


SN Principal Investigator(s) from AUUP Title of the project Funding Agency Total Approved Budget (Rs.) Date of Sanction Duration
1. Dr. Ajit Varma Biofortification of Wheat and Maize with Zinc and Iron Using Endophytic Microorganisms NASF - ICAR 143.8029 lakhs 27-02-17 3 years
2. Dr. Menaka Salam Molecular fingerprinting and metagenomic analysis of microbial communities in electronic waste dumping and recycling sites SERB-DST 36 lakhs 27-01-16 3 years
3. Prof. Dr Narendra Tuteja Harnessing wheat plant-microbiome for drought tolerance and improve productivity in Australian and Indian environments DST 69 lakhs 32.56 lakhs (Amity) 02-12-15 2 years
4. Prof. Dr Ajit Varma Value addition to plants of agricultural and horticultural importance by application of consortium of root fungal endophyte and nitrogen fixing prokaryote – Azotobacter spp DST 18.64 lakhs 9.81 lakhs (Amity) 06-05-15 2 years
5. Dr. Amit C Kharkwal Mediation of Root Endophytes for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in Kandi Region of Punjab DST (SARTHI) 7.5284 lakhs 30-09-15 2 years 11
6. Dr. Ajit Varma Dr. Amit C Kharkwal Pilot Scale Production of Plant Promoting Fungus Piriformospora indica: A step forward towards Commercialization SBIRI 40 lakhs 20 Lakhs (AUUP) 05-12-14 3 years
7. Dr Abha Agnihotri, Dr Pankaj Sharma Developing genetics and genomics interface to develop strategies for sustainable use of resistance to white rust in oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea) DBT 72.8 Lakhs 11-02-15 3 years
8. Prof. Dr. Ajit Varma Dr. Amit C Kharkwal Funds for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities & Higher Educational Institutions – FIST Program 2014 DST FIST 110 lakhs 21-11-14 5 years


(III) Publications (2005 2016) :

(A) Research Papers:

  1. M Rai and A Varma (2005) Arbuscular mycorrhiza-like biotechnological potential of Piriformospora indica, which promotes the growth of Adhatpda vasica Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Chile (South America) 8: 107-11
  2. M Kaldorf, B Koch, K-H Rexer, G Kost and A Varma (2005) Patterns of Interaction between Populus Esch5 and Piriformospora indica: A Transition from Mutualism to Antagonism. Plant Biology, Germany. 7: 210-218
  3. R Oelmüller, T Peškan-Berghöfer, B Shahollari, A Trebicka, Irena Sherameti, A Varma (2005) MATH-domain proteins represent a novel protein family in Arabidopsis thaliana and at least one member is modified in roots in the course of a plant/microbe interaction. Physiologia Plantarum 124:152-166
  4. I Sherameti, B Shahollari, Y Venus, L Altschmied, A Varma and R Oelmüller (2005) The endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica stimulates the expression of nitrate reductase and the starch-degrading enzyme glucan-water dikinase in tobacco and Arabidopsis roots through a homeodomain transcription factor which binds to a conserved motif in their promoters. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280:26241-7
  5. B Shahollari, A Varma and R Oelmüller (2005) Expression of a receptor kinase in Arabidopsis roots is stimulated by the basidiomycete Piriformospora indica and the protein accumulates in Triton X-100 insoluble plasma membrane microdomains. Journal of Plant Physiology 162: 945-958
  6. Y Rezaee Danesh, E Mohammadi Goltapeh, A Alizadeh, A Varma and KG Mukerjii (2006) Distribution and abundance of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi from soybean rhizospherein Iran. Journal of Agricultural Technology 2(2): 251-257
  7. SK Gosal, Lalit Kumar, A Kalia, Rajni Chauhan, Ajit Varma (2007) Comparative role of Piriformospora indica as biofertilizer for plant growth promoting and micronutrient acquisition activity on Dendrocalamus strictus Journal of Bamboo and Rattan 6 (3 & 4):223-228
  8. US Bagde and A Varma (2007) Mechanism of biochemical changes induced by lead in the population of Escherichia coli and Aerobacter aerogenes, Journal of Current Sciences 10(2): 555-561
  9. US Bagde and A Varma (2007) Biochemical changes induced by chromium in the population of Escherichia coli and Aerobacter aerogenes, Journal of Current Sciences 10(2): 562-568
  10. B Shahollari, A Varma and R Oelmüller (2007) A leucine rich repeat protein is required for growth promotion and enhanced seed production mediated by the endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, USA. (Published online: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03028.x)
  11. Y Rezaee Danesh, E Mohammadi Goltapeh, A Alizadeh, A Varma and KG Mukerjii (2007) Arbuscular-mycorrhizal Fungi Associated with Alfalfa Rhizosphere in Iran. American-Eurasian J. Agric. And Environ. Sci., 2(5): 574-580.
  12. Bhatnagar K and Varma A (2007) Nanobiogenomics: Education & research. A Technical Review. IETE Technical Review (Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India). 24(1): 27-30
  13. SK Gosal, GK Chandi, SS Gosal and Ajit Varma (2008) Role of Piriformospora indica and Pseudomonas fluorescens as growth promoting agents in biotized micropropagated plants of Populus deltoids. Indian Journal of Agroforestry. 10: 84-90
  14. SK Gosal, HS Beddesha, A Kalia and A Varma (2008) Role of endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica in nutrient acquisition and grain yield of maize in Phosphorus deficient soil under field conditions. J. Environment and Ecology.26 (4B): 2172-2175
  15. I Sherameti, Y Venus, C Drezewiecki, S Tripathi, VM Dan, I Nitz, A Varma, FM Grundler, R Oelmüller (2008) PYK10, a beta-glucosidase located in the endoplasmatic reticulum, is crucial for the beneficial interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and the endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica. The Plant Journal. 54(3):428-39
  16. Irena Sherameti, Swati Tripathi, Ajit Varma and Ralf Oelmüller (2008) The Root-Colonizing Endophyte Pirifomospora indica Confers Drought Tolerance in Arabidopsis by Stimulating the Expression of Drought Stress–Related Genes in Leaves Mol Plant – Microbe Interaction 21: 799–807
  17. Jyothilakshmi Vadassery, Claudia Ritter, Yvonne Venus, Iris Camehl, Ajit Varma, Bationa Shahollari, Ondrej Novák, Miroslav Strnad, Jutta Ludwig-Müller and Ralf Oelmüller (2008) The Role of Auxins and Cytokinins in the Mutualistic Interaction Between Arabidopsis and Piriformospora indica 21(10): 1371–1383
  18. R Prasad, US Bagde, P Pushpangadan, Ajit Varma (2008) Bacopa monniera L: Pharmacological Aspects and Case Study Involving Piriformospora indica. International Journal of Integrative Biology, Singapore 3: 100-110
  19. AC Kharkwal, R Kushwaha, Om Prakash, RK Ogra, Amita Bhattacharya, PK Nagar, PS Ahuja (2008) An efficient method of propagation of Podophyllum hexandrum: An endangered medicinal plant of the Western Himalayas under ex situ conditions. J Nat Med 62: 211-216
  20. Jyothilakshmi Vadassery, Swati Tripathi, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma, Ralf Oelmüller (2009) Monodehydroascorbate reductase 2 and dehydroascorbate reductase 5 are crucial for a mutualistic interaction between Piriformospora indica and Arabidopsis J Plant Physiol 165:60–70
  21. Oelmüller R, Sherametic I, Tripathi S, Varma A (2009) Piriformospora indica, a cultivable root endophyte with multiple biotechnological applications. Symbiosis 19: 1-19
  22. G Chauhan, M Sharma, P Pushpangadan and H Kharkwal (2010) Pharmacognostic, Preliminary Phytochemical Studies and Anticancerous Potential of Trigonella foenum-graecum. Pharma Science Monitor (International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science) 2(2): pp 72-81
  23. Cruz C, Martins-Loução, MA, Varma, A  (2010) The influence of plant co-culture of tomato plants with Piriformospora indica on biomass accumulation and stress tolerance.  Acta Horticulturae. 868 123-127
  24. SK Gosal, A Karlupia, SS Gosal, IM Chibba and A Varma (2010) Biotization with Piriformospora indica and Pseudomonas fluorescens improves survival rate, nutrient acquisition, field performance and saponin content of micropropagated Chlorophytum Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 9: 289-297
  25. M Sharma, G Chauhan, P Pushpangadan, A Varma and H Kharkwal (2010) Herbal Contraception: A call for Education and Research. Medicinal Plants- International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries 2(1): 21-31
  26. Geetanjali Chauhan, Manisha Sharma, Ajit Varma and Harsha Kharkwal (2010) Phytochemical analysis and anti-inflammatory potential of fenugreek. Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries. 2(1): 39-44
  27. M Sharma, SK Gosal, RP Gupta and A Varma (2010).Comparative role of Piriformospora indica with  VAM fungi. Indian J of Ecology. 35 (1): 22-24
  28. Ram Prasad, Rajesh Pandey, Shwet Kamal, A Varma and DD Pandey (2010) Effect of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their role in improvement of soil fertility and crop productivity.   Biol. Res. 28: 9-19
  29. Suman, R Prasad, VK Jain and A Varma (2010) Role of nanomaterials in symbiotic fungus growth enhancement. Current Science 99: 1089-1091
  30. US Bagde, Ram Prasad and A Varma (2010) Mass cultivation of Piriformospora indica in New Brunswick Fermenter and its formulation as biofertilizer. Asian J. of Microbial Biotech. Env. Sc. 12: 911 – 916
  31. US Bagde, Ram Prasad and A Varma (2010) Characterization of culture filtrates of Piriformospora indica. Asian J. of Microbial Biotech. Env. Sc. 12 : 805 – 809
  32. M Imran, US Bagde and A Varma (2010) Effect of aristolochic acid on macromolecular synthesis of Morganella morganii. National Journal of Life Sciences. 7: 25-29
  33. N Srivastava, J Pandey, A Varma and R Prasad (2010) Induced single spore germination in Ganoderma lucidum. Mushroom Research 19 (2): 68-73, 2010
  34. Kadambari Gupta, Deepak Prem and Abha Agnihotri (2010). Pyramiding white rust and Alternaria blight resistance in low erucic Brassica juncea [( L.) Czern & Coss] using Brassica carinata. Journal of Oilseed Brassica. 1(2), pp 55-65
  35. Nautiyal Chandra Shekhar, Chauhan Puneet Singh, DasGupta Sangeeta Mehta, Seem Karishma, Varma Ajit and Staddon William J  (2010) Tripartite interactions among Paenibacillus lentimorbus NRRL B-30488, Piriformospora indica DSM 11827, and Cicer arietinum World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 26 (8): 1393. Aug. 2010
  36. Camehl Iris, Sherameti Irena, Venus Y, Bethke G, Varma A, Lee Justin and Oelmueller R (2010) Ethylene signalling and ethylene targeted transcription factors are required for balancing beneficial and non-benificial traits in the symbiosis between the endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica and Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologists.185(4):1062-73. Mar 2010
  37. Ghahfarokhi M. Rabiey and Goltapeh E. Mohammadi and Varma A (2010) Potential of the root endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica; Sebacina vermifera and Trichoderma species in biocontrol ofTake-all disease of wheat Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici in vitro. Journal of Agricultural Technology Vol.6(1): 11-18
  38. Bagde US, Prasad R and Varma A (2010) Interaction of Piriformospora indica with medicinal plants and of economic importance. African Journal of Biotechnology 9 (54), pp. 9214-9226
  39. Ana G L Assunção, Eva Herrero, Ya-Fen Lin, Bruno Huettel, Sangita Talukdar, Cezary Smaczniak, Richard GH Immink, Mandy van Eldik, Mark Fiers, Henk Schat and Mark GM Aarts (2010) Arabidopsis thaliana transcription factors bZIP19 and bZIP23 regulate the adaptation to zinc deficiency. PNAS. 107(22): 10296–10301
  40. Abha Agnihotri (2010). Synergy of biotechnological approaches with conventional breeding to improve quality of rapeseed-mustard oil and meal. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology: 10(s): pp 169-177
  41. M Sharma, G Chauhan, A Chandra, P Pushpangadan, A Varma and H Kharkwal (2011) Piriformospora indica Varma and Franken mediated enhancement of biomass and diosgenon production in Trogonella foenum-graecum. Medicinal Plants. 3(3): 217-226
  42. Aparajita Das, Swati Tripathi and Ajit Varma (2011) Piriformospora indica: The fungus of the millennium. Biolixi. 1:5-8 (University Journal)
  43. Gosal, SK, Sharma, M, Gosal, S.S, Chhibba M, Bhatnagar K, Varma, A (2011) Biohardening with Piriformospora indica improves survival rate, growth, iron uptake and cane yield of micropropagated sugarcane. International Sugar Journal. 113(1349): 382-388
  44. Hossein Kari Dolatabadi, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Kamkar Jaimand, Neda Rohani and Ajit Varma (2011) Effects of Piriformospora indica and Sebacina vermifera on growth and yield of essential oil in fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) under greenhouse conditions. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 51(1): 33–39. Feb. 2011
  45. Hossein Kari Dolatabadi, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Ahmad Moieni, Kamkar Jaimand, Pakdaman Sardrood Babak, Ajit Varma (2011) Effect of Piriformospora indica and Sebacina vermifera on plant growth and essential oil yield in Thymus vulgaris in vitro and in vivo experiments. Symbiosis. 53(1): 29–35. Jan 2011
  46. MR Ghahfarokhy, EM Goltapeh, E Purjam, BS Pakdaman, SAM Modarres Sanavy and A Varma (2011) Potential of mycorrhiza-like fungi and Trichoderma species in biocontrol of Take-all Disease of wheat under greenhouse condition. An International Journal of Agricultural Technology 7: 185-195
  47. KH Dolatabadi, EM Goltapeh, A Varma, and N Rohani (2011) In vitro evaluation of arbuscular mycorrhizal-like fungi and Trichoderma species against soil borne pathogens. An International Journal of Agricultural Technology 7: 73-84
  48. US Bagde, R Prasad and A Varma (2011) Influence of culture filtrate of Piriformospora indica on growth and yield of seed oil in Helianthus annus. Symbiosis 53: 83–88
  49. Anchal Singh, Udai Pratap Singh, Ajit Varma, Ashish Swarup Verma (2011) Cure for HIV: New possibility on horizon. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences. 3: 436-438
  50. Deepak Prem, Kadambari Gupta and Abha Agnihotri (2011) Can we predict mutagen induced damage in plant systems mathematically? Insights from Zygotic embryo and haploid mutagenesis in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea). Botanica Serbica 35 (2), pp 139-145
  51. Kumar Suranjit Prasad, Darshit Pathak, Ankita Patel, Palak Dalwadi, Ram Prasad, Pradip Patel and Kaliaperumal Selvaraj (2011) Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Nicotiana tobaccum leaf extract and study of their antibacterial effect. African Journal of Biotechnology 10: 8122 – 8130
  52. Khwaja Salahuddin, Ram Prasad, Santosh Kumar and Manish D Visavadia (2011) Isolation of soil thermophilic strains of actinomycetes for the production of α-amylase. African Journal of Biotechnology 10: 17831-17836
  53. Ram Prasad, Neeraj Srivastava, US Bagde and Ajit Varma (2012) IPRs and Agro Biotechnology: Current Scenario of International Policy Implication for India. Law Quest Journal of Mumbai University. 1: 87-95 (University Journal)
  54. A Varma, M Bakshi, B Lou, Anton Hartmann and R Oelmüller (2012) Functions of Novel Symbiotic Fungus- Piriformospora indica. Agricultural Research NAAS 1(2): 117-131
  55. A Varma, A Kharkwal, KS Bains, Aparna Agarwal, R Bajaj and R Prasad (2012) Piriformospora indica: The model microbe for organic green revolution. National Project on Organic Farming. Biofertilizer Newsletter 20(1): 3-8
  56. Harsha Kharkwal, DD Joshi, Preeti Panthari, Manish Kant Pant, Amit C Kharkwal (2012) Algae as future drugs (Review article). Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 5(4): 1-4
  57. D Prem, K Gupta, G Sarkar and A Agnihotri (2012) Determination of oil, protein and moisture content in whole seeds of three oleiferous Brassicas species using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Journal of Oilseed Brassicas: 3 (2); 88-98
  58. Deepak Prem, Kadambari Gupta and Abha Agnihotri (2012) Harnessing haploid mutations using mutant donor plants for microspore culture in Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern and Coss] Euphytica 184 (2), pp 207-222
  59. MJ Zarea, S Hajinia, N Karimi, EM Goltapeh, F Rejali and A Varma (2012) Effect of Piriformospora indica and Azospirillum strains from saline or non-saline soil on mitigation of the effects of NaCl. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 45: 139–146
  60. Aparajita Das, Shwet Kamal, Najam Akhtar Shakil, Irena Sherameti, Ralf Oelmüller, Meenakshi Dua, Narendra Tuteja, Atul Kumar Johri and Ajit Varma (2012) The root endophyte fungus Piriformospora indica leads to early flowering, higher biomass and altered secondary metabolites of the medicinal plant, Coleus forskohlii. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 7: 103-112
  61. Vipin Mohan Dan, Vinitha Richard, Asha Nair, Palpu Pushpangadan, Varughese George, Ajit Varma and Radhakrishna Pillai (2012) Effect of extract of Bacillus megaterium 9554 on oral cancer cell line SCC131. Journal of Research in Biology. 2(5): 523-528
  62. Khwaja Salahuddin, Ram Prasad, Suresh H Gor, Manish D Visavadia, Virendra K Soni. and M. Dilshad Hussain (2012) Biochemical characterization of thermostable cellulose enzyme from mesophilic strains of actinomycete. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 11(43): 10125-10134
  63. Ram Prasad, US Bagde and Ajit Varma (2012) An overview of intellectual property rights in relation to agricultural biotechnology. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11(73): 13746-13752
  64. Ram Prasad, V. Satyanarayana Swamy, Kumar Suranjit Prasad and Ajit Varma (2012) Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles from the leaf extract of Syzygium cumini (l.) and its antibacterial activity. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 3(4): 745 – 752
  65. Harsha Kharkwal, Preeti Panthari, Manish Kant Pant, Amit C Kharkwal, Harendra Kharkwal, Devi Datt Joshi (2012) Foaming Glycosides: A review. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy , pp 1-11
  66. VS Swamy and R Prasad (2012) Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from the leaf extract of Santalum albumand its antimicrobial activity. Journal of Optoelectronic and Biomedical Materials 4(3): 53–59
  67. A Varma, S Tripathi, R Prasad, A Das, M Sharma, M Bakshi, M Arora, K Rastogi, A Agrawal, AC Kharkwal, M Tsimilli-Michael, RJ Strasser, US Bagde, VS Bisaria, CP Upadhyaya, R Malla, G Kost, Joy, I Sherameti, Y Chen, J Ma, B Lou, and R Oelmuller (2012). The Symbiotic Fungus Piriformospora indica: Review. In: The Mycota IX. (ed., B Hock), Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York. 9: 231-254
  68. H Kharkwal, DD Joshi, AC Kharkwal and R Prasad (2012) Antifungal Activities of the Leaf Extract of Clerodendrum infortunatum World Applied Sciences Journal 20 (11): 1538-1540
  69. Jie Li, Guo-Zhen Zhao, Ajit Varma, Sheng Qin, Zhi Xiong, Hai-Yu Huang, Wen-Yong Zhu, Li-Xing Zhao, Li-Hua Xu, Si Zhang, Wen-Jun Li (2012) An endophytic Pseudonocardia species induces the production of artemisinin in Artemisia annua. PLoS. 7(12): 1-9
  70. Navpreet Kaur, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma (2013) Antibiotic Resistance Among Clinical Isolates Of Staphylococcus Aureus and Usefulness Of Antibiogram. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 4(1): (B) 957 – 964
  71. Navpreet Kaur, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma (2013) Detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by automated and manual methods. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 4(2): (B) 534 – 540
  72. Jasroop Kaur Aneja and Abha Agnihotri (2013) Alternaria Blight of Oilseed Brassicas: Epidemiology and Disease Control Strategies with Special Reference to Use of Biotechnological Approaches for attaining Host Resistance. Journal of Oilseed Brassica, 4(1): 1-10
  73. Uttamkumar S. Bagde, Ram Prasad & Ajit Varma (2013) Impact of Culture Filtrate of Piriformospora indica on Biomass and Biosynthesis of Active Ingredient Aristolochic Acid in Aristolochia elegans International Journal of Biology; 6(1). Published Online doi:10.5539/ijb.v6n1p29
  74. Vipin Mohan Dan, Sandhya Mishra, Vasvi Chaudhry, Poonam Singh, Sumit Yadav, Shashank Mishra, Palpu Pushpangadan, Varughese George, Ajit Varma and Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal (2013) Characterization of rhizospheric bacteria Bacillus licheniformis 9555 and analysis of antifungal action. Journal of research in Microbes. 1(2): 77-82
  75. Ram Prasad, Shwet Kamal, Pradeep K Sharma, Ralf Oelmueller and Ajit Varma (2013) Root endophyte Piriformospora indica DSM 11827 alters plants morphology, enhances biomass and antioxidant activity of medicinal plant Bacopa monniera. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 53(12):1016-24
  76. Rajesh Pandey, Narendra Kumar, Seema Paroha, Ram Prasad, Mukesh Yadav, Shalini Jain, Hariom Yadav (2013) Impact of obesity and diabetes on arthritis: An update. Health 5(1): 143-156
  77. Kumar Suranjit Prasad , A.L. Ramanathan , Jaishree Paul , Vaidyanathan Subramanian & Ram Prasad (2013): Biosorption of arsenite (As+3) and arsenate (As+5) from aqueous solution by Arthrobacter sp. biomass, Environmental Technology, 34(17-20):2701-8
  78. Sajad Majeed Zargar and Abha Agnihotri (2013) Impact of silicon on various agro- morphological and physiological parameters in maize and revealing its role in enhancing water stress tolerance. Emir J of Food Agric. 25 (2); 138-141
  79. Chandrama Prakash Upadhyaya, Mayank Anand Gururani, Ram Prasad, Ajit Verma (2013) A cell wall extract from Piriformospora indica promotes tuberization in potato (Solanum tuberosum L) via enhanced expression of Ca+2 signaling pathway and lipoxygenase gene. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 170(4):743-55
  80. Smriti Shrivastava, Pratyoosh Shukla, Putchen Dakshinamoorthy Deepalakshmi, Kunal Mukhopadhyay (2013) Characterization, cloning and functional expression of novel xylanase from Thermomyces lanuginosus SS-8 isolated from self-heating plant wreckage material. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 29(12):2407-15. Dec 2013
  81. KR Unnikumar, K Sowjanya Sree, Ajit Varma (2013) Piriformospora indica: A Versatile Root Endophytic Symbiont. Symbiosis 60: 107-113
  82. Jogawat, S Saha, V Dayman, M Kumar, M Bakshi, A Varma, R. Oelmueller and A Johri (2013) Piriformospora indica rescues growth diminution in rice seedlings during high salt stress. Plant Signal Behavior. 8(10): e26891. Oct. 2013
  83. Shahid, A., Singh, J., Bisht, S., Teotia, P and V. Kumar (2013) Biodegradation of textile dyes by fungi isolated from North Indian field soil. Env. Asia. 6(2): 51-57
  84. Swetha, Ajit Varma, T. Padmavathi (2014) Statistical evaluation of the medium components for the production of high biomass, a-amylase and protease enzymes by Piriformospora indica using Plackett–Burman experimental design. 3 Biotech. 4(4): 439–445. August 2014
  85. Bisht, S., Pandey, P., Kaur, G., Aggarwal, H., Sood, A., Sharma, S., V, Kumar., Bisht, N.S. (2014) Utilization of endophytic strain Bacillus sp. SBER3 for biodegradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in soil model system. European J. Soil Biol. 60: 67-76. Feb. 2014
  86. Ruchika Bajaj, Aparna Agarwal, Kartikeya Rajpal, Shobhit Asthana, Ram Prasad, Amit C. Kharkwal, Rajesh Kumar, Irena Sherameti, Ralf Oemüller and Ajit Varma (2014) Co-cultivation of Curcuma longa with Piriformospora indica enhances the yield and active ingredients. American Journal of Current Microbiology, 2:1-12
  87. Kaur, R. Prasad and A. Varma (2014) Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Tertiary Care Hospitals. British Biotechnology Journal 4(3): 228-235
  88. Neha Samber, Ajit Varma, Nikhat Manzoor (2014) Evaluation of Mentha piperita Essential Oil and its Major Constituents for Antifungal Activity in Candida spp. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 3(2): 9404 – 9411
  89. Manish K Pant, Preeti Panthari, Amit Kharkwal, Harendra Kharkwal and Harsha Kharkwal (2014) Curcumin: A Wonder Therapeutical Drug. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 3(6): 374-396
  90. Harsha Kharkwal, Amit Kharkwal, Preeti Panthari, Harendra Kharkwal (2014) Anti-termite activity of heartwood of Dalbergia sisso roxb. EX. DC. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 3(6): 673-679
  91. Aparajita Das, Swati Tripathi and Ajit Varma (2014) In vitro plant development and root colonization of Coleus forskohlii by Piriformospora indica. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 30:1075-1084
  92. Ajit Varma, Kandregula Sowjanya Sree, Monika Arora, Ruchika Bajaj, Ram Prasad and Amit C Kharkwal (2014) Functions of Novel Symbiotic Fungus - Piriformospora indica. Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy. 80(2): 429-441
  93. Sandeep Bisht, Shivesh Sharma, Vivek, Kumar, Manoj Kumar Surjeet Singh Bisht and B.P. Nautiyal (2014). Assessment of antimicrobial efficacy of secondary metabolites of lichen species from Uttarakhand temperate Himalayas, India. Journal of Natural Products. 7: 168-176
  94. Anamika Saral, Rafiq Lone, Deepmala Pathak, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma, K. K. Koul (2014) Interaction of Novel Plant Growth Promoting Fungus (PGPF) Piriformospora indica With Plants and PGPR. Int. J. Bioinformatics and Biological Sci.: 2(1&2): 127-146
  95. Neha Chadha, Manjita Mishra, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma (2014) Root Endophytic Fungi: Research Update. Journal of Biology and Life Science. 5(2): 135-158
  96. Manjita Mishra, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2014) Rootonic with Bio-Zinc to accelerate Pennisetum glaucum seed germination and plant growth. International Journal of Plant Animal and Environmental Sciences. 4(3): 552-561
  97. Sree K S, Appenroth K-J. (2014) Increase of starch accumulation in the duckweed Lemna minor under abiotic stress. Albanian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 13: 11-14
  98. Borisjuk N, Chu P, Gutierrez R, Zhang H, Acosta K, Friesen N, Sree K S, Garcia C, Appenroth K-J and Lam E. (2014) Assessment, validation and deployment strategy of a two barcode protocol for facile genotyping of duckweed species. Plant Biology. 1: 42-9. August 2014
  99. Smriti Shrivastava, Krishna Gopal Tekriwal, Amit C Kharkwal and Ajit Varma (2014) Bio-ethanol production by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation using microbial consortium. International Journal of Current Microbiology & Applied Sciences. 3(7): 505-511
  100. Shrivastava S and Varma A (2014) From Piriformospora indica to Rootonic: A Review. African Journal of Microbiology. 8(32): 2984-2992
  101. Manjita Mishra, Neha Chadha, Vivek Kumar, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2014) Extracellular enzymatic activity, IAA production and phosphate solubilization by root endophytic fungi isolated from two extreme geographical regions, India. Endocytobiosis and Cell Research, Germany. 25: 20-26
  102. Nafe Aziz, Tasneem Fatma, Ajit Varma and Ram Prasad (2014) Biogenic Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Scenedesmus abundans and Evaluation of Their Antibacterial Activity. Journal of Nanoparticles. Volume 2014, Article ID 689419, 6 pages. September 2014
  103. Ashish Vyas, Pooja  Bhardwaj,  Manoj  Kumar,  Umesh  Pachouri,  Annapurna  S. Agasthya   and   Joginder   Singh   (2014).   Biochemical characterization   of   Plant Pathogenic Fungal Cultures and Their Control Through Trichoderma harzianum. National Academy Science Letters, Springer. 37:435-439. Jan 2014
  104. Sandeep Bisht, Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shivesh Sharma. (2014). Innoculant technology in Populuas deltoides rhizosphere for effective bioremediation of Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in contaminated soils, Northern India. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. Emir. J. Food Agric. 26 (9): 786-79
  105. Komal Gupta, Shashank Gerg, Joginder Singh and Manoj Kumar (2014). Enhanced Production of Napthoquinone metabolite (Shikonin) from cell suspension culture of Arnebia sp and its up-scaling through Bioreactor. 3 Biotech, 4:263-
  106. Joginder Singh, Manoj  Kumar  and  Anil  Vyas  (2014).  Healthy Response from Chromium survived Pteridophytic Plant-Ampelopteris prolifera with interaction of Mycorrhizal fungus Glomus deserticola.  International Journal of Phytoremediation; Taylor and Francis; V 16 (5); 524-
  107. Neha Chadha, Manjita Mishra, Prasun Bandyopadhyay, Aparna Agarwal, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2014) Protocol for production of the beneficial fungus Piriformospora indica for field applications. Endocytobiosis and Cell Research. 25: 42-46
  108. Sandeep Bisht, Shivesh Sharma, Vivek, Kumar, Manoj Kumar Surjeet Singh Bisht (2014). In vitro assessment of antimicrobial efficacy of secondary metabolites produced by lichen sp. collected from North West Himalayan region, of India. Journal of Natural Products. 7(2014): 168-176
  109. Manoj Kumar, Shashank  Garg,  Piyush  Kumar,  Tanveer  Bilal,  Reiaz  Rehman, Madhu Bala, Ajay Kumar Sharma, Joginder Singh, Manish Kumar and Naseem Gaur (2014). Characterization of native and mutant strains of Trichoderma for Cellulase scaling. The SpringerPlus. BMC, 3:622
  110. Manisha Sharma, Preeti Panthari, Palpu Pushpangadan, Ajit Varma and Harsha Kharkwal (2014) Phytochemical analysis of Glycosides from leaves of Triogonella foenum graecum. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research. 29(1): 146-152
  111. Priyanka Sharma, Amit C Kharkwal, Harsha Kharkwal, MZ Abdin and Ajit Varma (2014) A review on pharmacological properties of Aloe vera. International journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 29(2): 31-37
  112. DP Katare, AC Kharkwal and P Sharma (2014) Effect of ZnSo4 and CuSo4 on regeneration and Xanthotoxin content in Ammi majus and Agrobacterium mediated transformation. World journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(10): 542-556
  113. TG Vimala Kumari, Kausik Basu, K, Nithya, TG, Varma A, Kharkwal AC (2014) Isolation and screening of alkali tolerant trichoderma spp as biocontrol agent for alkaline agricultural soil International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 6(10): 512-516
  114. Monika Arora, Divya Kilam, Amit C Kharkwal and Ajit Varma (2014) Use of locally available Jaggery for development of a cost effective media for Mass Cultivation of Piriformospora indica – A step forward towards commercialization. International Journal of Current Research. 6(11): 9531-9535
  115. Sharma P, Kharkwal AC, Abdin MZ, Varma A (2014) Piriformospora indica improves micropropagation, growth and phytochemical content of Aloe vera L. plants. Symbiosis. DOI 10.1007/s13199-014-0298-7
  116. Kasotia, A., Varma A. Choudhary DK. 2014. Pseudomonas-mediated mitigation of salt stress and growth-promotion in Glycine max Merrill. Agricultural Research. March; 4: 31-41
  117. Tripathi Swati, Das Aparajita, Chandra Anil and Varma Ajjt (2014) Development of carrier-based formulation of root endophyte Piriformospora indica and its evaluation on Phaseolus vulgaris World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 31(2):337-44
  118. Tanveer Pirzadah, Shashank Garg, Joginder Singh, Ashish Vyas, Manish Kumar, Naseem Gaur, Madhu Bala, Reiaz Rehman, Ajit Varma, Vivek Kumar and Manoj Kumar (2014) Characterization of Actinomycetes and Trichoderma spp. for cellulase production utilizing crude substrates by response surface methodology. SpringerPlus. 3:622
  119. Y Xu, S Ma, M Huang, M Peng, M Bog, KS Sree, KJ Appenroth, J Zhang (2015) Species distribution, genetic diversity and barcoding in the duckweed family (Lemnaceae). Hydrobiologia. 743(1): 75–87. January 2015
  120. N Samber, A Khan, A Varma, N Manzoor (2015) Synergistic anti-candidal activity and mode of action of Mentha piperita essential oil and its major components. Pharmaceutical Biology. 53(10): 1496-1504. April 2015
  121. Sree KS, Maheshwari SC, Boka K, Khurana JP, Keresztes A, Appenroth KJ (2015) The duckweed Wolffia microscopica: a unique aquatic monocot. Flora. 210: 31–39. Jan 2015
  122. Manjita Mishra, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2015) Endophytic Fungi: Biodiversity and Functions. Review Article. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 6(1): (B) 18 – 36. Jan 2015
  123. Neha Chadha, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2015) Plant promoting activities of fungal endophytes associated with tomato roots from central Himalaya, India and their interaction with Piriformospora indica. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 6(1): (B) 333 – 343. Jan 2015
  124. Tamanna Bhuyan, Kavita Mishra, Manika Khanuja, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2015) Biosynthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles from Azadirachta indica for antibacterial and photocatalytic applications. Material Science in Semiconductor Processing. 32(2015): 55-61
  125. T Bhuyan, M Khanuja, R Sharma, S Patel, MR Reddy, S Anand and A Varma (2015) A comparative study of pure and copper (Cu)-doped ZnO nanorods for antibacterial and photocatalytic applications with their mechanism of action. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 17(7): 1-11, July 2015
  126. Rudrangshu Chatterjee, Jaswant Ray, Pankaj Goyal, and BK.Aggarwal (2015) Microbiological Evaluation of Roadside Fast Food in North India And Relevance To Food Safety. International Journal of Modern Research and Reviews. 3(1): 582-586
  127. Pankaj Goyal, Abhishek Chauhan and Ajit Varma (2015) Targeting cyanobacteria as a novel source of biofuel. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences Feb; 4(2): 981-993. February 2015
  128. TGVimala Kumari, Kausik Basu, TG Nithya, Ajit Varma, Amit C Kharkwal (2015) Study of bio-efficacy of alkali tolerant Trichoderma against damping off and rotting diseases of tomato and cauliflower caused by Pythium and Sclerotina spp. International Journal of Agri. Sc. 3(2): 1-4. March 2015
  129. Huili Wang, Jirong Zheng, Xueyan Ren, Ting Yu, Ajit Varma, Binggan Lou, Xiaodong Zheng (2015) Effects of Piriformospora indica on the growth, fruit quality and interaction with Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in tomato cultivars susceptible and resistant to TYCLV. Plant Growth Regulation. July; 76: 303-313
  130. N Chadha, M Mishra, K Rajpal, R Bajaj, DK Choudhary and A Varma (2015) An ecological role of fungal endophytes to ameliorate plants under biotic stress. J. Arch. Microbiol. Sept; 197(7): 869-881
  131. Deepak Kumar, Shashi Shekha, Sandip Bisht, Vivek Kumar, Ajit Varma, Manoj Kumar and Mukesh Saxena (2015) Ectopic overexpression of Lectin in transgenic Brassica juncia plants exhibit resistance to fungal phytopathogen and showed alleviation to salt and draught stress. J Bioengineer & Biomedical Sci (OMICS), March; 5:147
  132. Jaswant Ray, Bipin K. Aggarwal and Pankaj Goyal (2015) In Vitro Mutagenicity Study (Bacterial Reverse Mutation Test) of Extracts Prepared from Leaves of Eucalyptus globules. British Open Journal of Advanced Microbiology. 1(1): 1 - 8
  133. Sarita Kumari, Anukool Vaishnav, Shekhar Jain, Ajit Varma, Devendra Kumar Choudhary (2015) Bacterial-mediated induction of systemic tolerance to salinity with expression of defense related proteins in soybean. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. Sept; 34: 558-573
  134. Pragati Awasthi, Smriti Shrivastava, Amit C Kharkwal and Ajit Varma (2015) Biofuel from agricultural waste: A review. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. Jan; 4(1): 470-477
  135. KS Sree, A Keresztes, B Mueller-Roeber, R Brandt, M Eberius, W Fischer, K-J Appenroth (2015) Phytotoxicity of Cobalt ions on the duckweed Lemna minor. Chemosphere. July; 131: 149-156
  136. Manoj Kumar, Amandeep Kaur, Umesh Chandra Pachouri and Joginder Singh (2015) Growth Promoting Characteristics Of Rhizobacteria And Am Fungi For Biomass Amelioration of Zea Mays. Achieves of Biological Science. January 2015, 67(3): 877-887.
  137. Ruchika Bajaj, Weiming Hu, YinYin Huang, Senyu Chen, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma and Kathryn E. Bushley (2015) The beneficial root endophyte Piriformospora indica reduces egg density of the soybean cyst nematode. Biological Control. 90: 193-199. Nov 2015
  138. Jaswant Ray, Pankaj Goyal, Bipin K. Aggarwal (2015) Approach of Eucalyptus globulus plant parts for Human Health Safety and Toxicological Aspects. British Open Journal of Plant Science. 1(1): 1 – 10. April 2015
  139. Anukool Vaishnav, Sarita Kumari, Shekhar Jain, Ajit Varma and Devendra Choudhary (2015) Putative bacterial volatile-mediated growth in SOYBEAN (Glycine max L. Merrill) and expression of induced proteins under salt stress. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 119(2):539-51. Aug. 2015
  140. Ravi Shanker Mishra, Neeraj Shrivastava, Manoj Kumar, Awadh Kishore Roy, Shankar Kumar Pandey, Ajit Varma and Vivek Kumar (2015) Diversity and biocontrol aspects of rhizospheric fungal flora of healthy and diseased plants of Dalbergia sissoo in Central East India. Paripex – Indian Journal of Research July; 4(7): 61-64
  141. Soubhagya Bhuyan, Prasun Bandyopadhyay, Pramod Kumar, Deepak Mishra, Ramraj Prasad, Abha Kumari, Kailash Upadhyaya, Ajit Varma, and Pramod Yadava (2015) Interaction of Piriformospora indica with Azotobacter chroococcum. Nature Scientific Reports. Sept; 5:13911 doi:10.1038/srep13911
  142. Aparajita Das, Swati Tripathi and Ajit Varma (2015) Use of Piriformospora indica as Potential Biological Hardening Agent for endangered Micropropogated Picrorhiza kurroa Royel ex Benth. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect B Biol. Sci. Sept. 2015 DOI 10.1007/s40011-015-0656-0
  143. Nafe Aziz, Mohd. Faraz, Rishikesh Pandey, Mohd. Shakir, Tasneem Fatma; Ajit Varma, Ishan Barman, Ram Prasad (2015) Facile Algae-Derived Route to Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Antibacterial and Photocatalytic Properties. Langmuir. 31(42):11605-12. October 2015
  144. Atul K. Johri, Ralf Oelmüller, Meenakshi Dua, Vikas Yadav, Manoj Kumar, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma, Paola Bonfante, Bengt L. Persson and Robert M. Stroud (2015) Fungal association and utilization of phosphate by plants: success, limitations, and future prospects. Review Article. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6: 984. October 2015
  145. Manoj Kumar, Ajit Varma, Vivek Kumar (2015) Ecogenomics based microbial enzyme for biofuel industry, Science International. 4(1):1-11
  146. Neha Singh, Kavita Mishra and Ajit Varma (2015) Isolation, Screening and Characterization of PGPRs from the semi-arid rhizospheric soil of Jatropha curcas. Journal of Endocytobiosis and Cell Research. Volume 26 pp 13-20. Feb 2015
  147. Neha Singh, Archana Yadav and Ajit Varma (2015) Effect of plant growth promoting activity of rhizobacteria on Cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.) plant growth and biochemical constituents. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 4(5): May (2015)
  148. Divya Kilam & Monica Saifi & M.Z. Abdin & Abha Agnihotri & Ajit Varma (2015) Combined effects of Piriformospora indica and Azotobacter chroococcum enhance plant growth, antioxidant potential and steviol glycoside content in Stevia rebaudiana, Symbiosis (2015) 66:149–156
  149. Abhishek Chauhan, Pankaj Goyal, Ajit Varma and Tanu Jindal (2015) Microbiological evaluation of drinking water sold by roadside vendors of Delhi, India. Appl. Water Sci., July. 2015 DOI 10.1007/s13201-015-0315-x
  150. Abhishek Chauhan, Pankaj Goyal, Ajit Varma and Tanu Jindal (2015) In – vitro antibiotic resistance and heavy metal tolerance patters of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria isolated from effluent treated water of Delhi, India. Journal of Current Pharma Research, March 2015 5(2): 1449-1458
  151. Priti Gupta, Jaswant Ray, Bipin K Aggarwal and Pankaj Goyal (2015) Food processing residue analysis and its functional components as related to human health: Recent developments. Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. August 2015, 3(3): 1068
  152. Abhishek Chauhan, Pawan K Bharti, Pankaj Goyal, Ajit Varma and Tanu Jindal (2015) Psychrophilic pseudomonas in Antarctic freshwater lake at strones peninsula, larsemann hilld over east Antarctica. Springer Plus. 4: 582. Oct. 2015. Doi 10.1186/s40064-015-1354-3
  153. Pankaj Goyal and Purushotam Kaushik (2015) commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari (Guggulu): A rich source of natural gum and resin and its potential in combating microbial resistance against antibiotics. International Journal of Herbo Medica. 2(1): 28-36, March 2015
  154. Tanveer Bilal, Bisma Malik, Reiaz ul Rehman and Manoj Kumar (2015) Influence of various parameters on cellulase and xylanase production by different strains of Trichoderma species. Austin Journal of Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. 2(1): 1034, March 2015
  155. S Raikwar, vk Shrivastava, SS Gill, R Tuteja, and N Tuteja (2015) Emerging importance of helicases in plant stress tolerance: characterization of Oryza sativa repair helicase XPB2 promoter and its functional validation in tobacco under multiple stresses. Frontiers in Plant Science, section Plant Physiology. 6:1094. Dec 2015
  156. Madhunita Bakshi, Khabat Vahabi, Samik Bhattacharya, Irena Sherameti, Ajit Varma, Kai-Wun Yeh, Ian Baldwin, Atul Kumar Johri, Ralf Oelmuller (2015) WRKY6 restricts Piriformospora indica-stimulated root development in Arabidopsis under phosphate limitation Identification of genes for the optimization of root growth and development. BMC Plant Biology 15: 305. Dec. 2015
  157. Kausik Basu, TG Vimala Kumari, Amit C Kharkwal, M Z Abdin, Vivek Kumar, Ajit Varma (2016) Study of Piriformospora indica as bioinoculant for nutrient management in Calcareous soil. International Journal of Chemtech Research, CODEN (USA). 9(01):73-81, 2016
  158. M Kumar, V Kumar, A Varma, A Pal, A Arshi, A Sharma and J Singh (2016) An efficient approach towards the bio-remediation of copper, cobalt and nickel contamination from environmental field samples. Journal of Soils and Sediments. Publisher: Springer. 16(8), 2118-2127. March 2016
  159. SS Gill, R Gill, DK Trivedi, NA Anju, KK Sharma, MW Ansari, AA Ansari, AK Johri, R Prasad, E Pereira, A Varma and N Tuteja (2016) Piriformospora indica:Potential and Significance in Plant Stress Tolerance.Front.Microbiol.7:332. March 2016.
  160. S Kumari, A Vaishnav, S Jain, A Varma, DK Choudhary (2016). Induced drought tolerance through wild and mutant bacterial strain Pseudomonas simiae in mung bean (Vigna radiata) World J Microbiol. Biotechnol. 32(1):4. Jan. 2016.
  161. M Arora, P Saxena, DK Choudhary, MZ Abdin and A Varma (2016). Dual symbiosis between Piriformospora indica and Azotobacter chroococcum enhances the artemisinin content in Artemisia annua L. World J Microbiol. Biotechnol. 32(2):19. Feb. 2016
  162. I Rizvi, NR Choudhury, and N Tuteja (2016) Arabidopsis thaliana MCM3 single subunit of MCM2-7 complex functions as 3' to 5' DNA helicase. Protoplasma, 253(2): 467-475, March 2016.
  163. DK Trivedi, A Srivastava, PK Verma, N Tuteja, and SS Gill (2016) Piriformospora indica: a Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed. Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences, 5(1), 16-19.
  164. M Nath, S Yadav, RK Sahoo, N Passricha, R Tuteja and N Tuteja (2016) PDH45 transgenic rice maintain cell viability through lower accumulation of Na+, ROS and calcium homeostasis in roots under salinity stress. J Plant Physiol. 191:1-11, Feb. 2016.
  165. S Khatodia, K Bhatotia, N Passricha, SMP Khurana, and N Tuteja (2016) CRISPR/Cas genome-editing tool: application in improvement of crops. Frontiers in Plant Science 2016. 7: 506, 2016. April 2016.
  166. DK Choudhary, A Kasotia, A Vaishnav, S Jain, S Kumari, KP Sharma, A Varma (2016). Bacterial-mediated tolerance and resistance to plants under abiotic and biotic stresses. J of Plant Growth Regulation. 35(1): 276–300. March 2016
  167. VK Srivastava, S Raikwar, R Tuteja, and N Tuteja (2016) Ectopic expression of phloem motor protein pea forisome PsSEO-F1 enhances salinity stress tolerance in tobacco. Plant Cell Reports. 35(5), 1021-1041. May 2016.
  168. V Pandey, MW Ansari, S Tula, RK Sahoo, N Shukla, G Bains, S Badal, S Chandra, AK Gaur, A Kumar, A Shukla, J Kumar, and N Tuteja (2016) Dose-dependent response of Trichoderma harzianum in improving drought tolerance in rice genotypes, Planta. 243(5):1251-64. May 2016.
  169. MJ Barbetti, CX Li, MP You, D Singh, A Agnihotri, SK Banga, PS Sandhu, R Singh, and SS Banga (2016), Valuable New Leaf or Inflorescence Resistances Ensure Improved Management of White Rust (Albugo candida) in Mustard (Brassica juncea) Crops. Journal of Phytopathology, 164: 404–411. June 2016.
  170. Anukool Vaishnav, Sarita Kumari, Shekhar Jain, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja and Devendra Kumar Choudhary (2016) PGPR-mediated expression of salt tolerance gene in soybean through volatiles under sodium nitroprusside. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 56: 1-15. June 2016.
  171. Divya Kilam, Abha Agnihotri, Ajit Varma (2016) Endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica - Secondary metabolites and yield enhancement in medicinal plants. International Journal of Chemtech Research. 9(8): 202- 210. Aug 2016
  172. S Jain, A Vaishnav, S Kumari, A Varma,N Tuteja, DK Choudhary(2016) Chitinolytic Bacillus-mediated induction of jasmonic acid and defense-related proteins in soybean (Glycine max Merrill) plant against Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporum. J. Plant Growth Regulation. 36: 200-214 Oct 2016
  173. A Macovei, RK Sahoo, M Faè, A Balestrazzi, D Carbonera, and N Tuteja (2016) Overexpression of PDH45 or SUV3 helicases in rice leads to delayed leaf senescence-associated events. Protoplasma. Sept: 1-11. Sept. 2016.
  174. M Nath, D Bhatt, R Prasad, SS Gill, NA Anjum, and N Tuteja (2016) Reactive oxygen species generation-scavenging and signaling during plant-arbuscular mycorrhizal and Piriformospora indica interaction under stress condition. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:1574. Oct. 2016.
  175. Prasun Bandyopadhyay, Soubhagya Bhuyan, Pramod Kumar Yadava and Ajit Varma (2016) Soluble factors from Azotobacter chroococcum modulate growth of Piriformospora indica in co-cultures. Endocytobiosis and Cell Research 27(4): 9-13. May, 2016
  176. NA Anjum, P Sharma, SS Gill, M Hasanuzzaman, AA Mohamed, P Thangavel, GD Devi, P Vasudhevan, A Sofo, AN Misra, HP Singh, E Pereira, N Tuteja (2016) Catalase and ascorbate peroxidase - representative H2O2-detoxifying haeme enzymes in plants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2016, 1-28.
  177. Kartikeya Rajpal, Nafe Aziz, Ram Prasad, RG Varma and Ajit Varma (2016) Extremophiles as biofactories of novel antimicrobials and cytotoxics – An assessment of bioactive properties of six fungal species inhabiting Rann of Kutch, India. Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 9(24) June 2016.
  178. N Passricha, S Saifi, S Khatodia, and N Tuteja (2016) Assessing zygosity in progeny of transgenic plants: current methods and perspectives. Review Article. Journal of Biological Methods. 2016; 3(3):e46. July 2016
  179. Kartikeya Rajpal, Nafe Aziz, Ram Prasad, Ramendra G Varma and Ajit Varma (2016) Evaluating bionanoparticle infused fungal metabolites as a novel antimicrobial agent. Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research. Publisher Wolters Kluwer-Medknow. 7(3): 110-114, Sept 2016.
  180. Rishabh Sharma, Uma, Sonal Singh, Ajit Verma, Manika Khanuja (2016) Visible light induced bactericidal and photocatalytic activity of hydrothermally synthesized BiVO4 nano-octahedrals. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B: Biology. 162(2016): 266-272. June 2016.
  181. N Passricha, S Saifi, MW Ansari, and N Tuteja (2016) Prediction and validation of cis-regulatory elements in 5' upstream regulatory regions of lectin receptor-like kinase gene family in rice. Protoplasma, 2016. May 2016 (Online). 254(2):669-684.
  182. Dinesh K Yadava, Neelam Yadav, Sarika Yadav, Shafiul Haque, Narendra Tuteja (2016) An insight into fusion technology aiding efficient recombinant protein production for functional proteomics. Review Article Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 612:57-77. Dec. 2016
  183. Priyanka Sharma, Amit Kharkwal, M.Z. Abdin and Ajit Varma (2016) Piriformospora indica-mediated salinity tolerance in Aloe vera plantlets. Symbiosis. 1-13. Sept 2016:
  184. A Kasotia, A Varma,N Tuteja., DK Choudhary (2016). Amelioration of soybean plant from saline induced condition by exopolysaccharide producing Pseudomonas-mediated expression of high affinity K+-transporter (HKT1) gene. Current Science. 111(12):1961-1967. Dec. 2016
  185. Kasuik Basu, TG Vimala Kumari, Amit C Kharkwal, MZ Abdin, Vivek Kumar and Ajit Varma (2016) Bioremediation potential of soil microbes for nutrient management in calcareous soil. International Journal of Chemtech Research. 9(09):447-455, 2016
  186. Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Narendra Tuteja and Ajit Varma (2016) Plant microbiome in agro-ecosystem: A sustainable approach. International Journal of Agricultural Invention. 1(2):232-240. Dec 2016.
  187. TR Hashmi, D Dey, SR Devi A Varma and R Prasad (2016). Records on Associated Endosymbionts and Genetic Group of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Feeding on Okra. Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia 13(4), 2337-2342. Dec. 2016
  188. Divya Kilam; Monica Saifi; Malik Zainul Abdin; Abha Agnihotri; Ajit Varma (2017) Endophytic root fungus Piriformospora indica affects transcription of steviol biosynthesis genes and enhances production of steviol glycosides in Stevia rebaudiana” Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 97: 40-48. Jan 2017
  189. DS Swain, RK Sahoo, VK Srivastava, BC Tripathy, R Tuteja, and N Tuteja (2017) Function of heterotrimeric G-protein γ subunit RGG1 in providing salinity stress tolerance in rice by elevating detoxification of ROS. Planta, 245(2): 367–383. Feb. 2017
  190. Manpreet Kaur Attri and Ajit Varma (2016) Impact of a Piriformospora indica (Serendipita) formulation (Rootonic) on paddy: A protocol for field trial. Endocytobiosys and Cell Research. 27(4): 58-62. Published Feb. 14, 2017
  191. Padmanabhan Jayanthi Vivek, Mohankumar Saraladevi Resmi, Sweda Sreekumar, K.C. Sivakumar, Narendra Tuteja and Eppurathu Vasudevan Soniya (2017) Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase in Ginger Binds with Importin-α through Its Junction Domain for Nuclear Localization, and Further Interacts with NAC Transcription Factor. Front. Plant Sci., 7: 1909. Jan 2017.
  192. P Bandyopadhyay, SK Bhuyan, PK Yadava, A Varma and N Tuteja (2017) Emergence of rhizospheric microbiota as stable interactomes. Protoplasma. 254(2): 617–626. March 2017.
  193. Divya Kilam, M. Saifi, A. Agnihotri and MZ Abdin (2017) Development of an efficient high-performance thin layer chromatography method for fetermination of jasmonic acid in leaf tissue of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni. Natural Product Research. 13:1-4. Feb 2017.
  194. Bharti Garg, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Dipul Biswas, Ranjan Kumar Sahoo, Nandkumar S. Kunchge, Renu Tuteja, Narendra Tuteja (2017) Simultaneous expression of PDH45 with EPSPS gene improves salinity and herbicide tolerance in transgenic tobacco plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:364. March 2017
  195. RishabhSharma,Manika Khanuja, S S Islam, UmaSinghal and Ajit Varma (2017) Aspect ratio dependent photo induced antimicrobial and photocatalyticorganic pollutant degradation efficiency of ZnO nanorods, Research on Chemical Intermediates. pp 1–20. March 2017
  196. Ramesh Namdeo Pudake, Chandra Mohan Mehta, Tapan Kumar Mohanta, Suvigya Sharma, Ajit Varma and Anil Kumar Sharma (2017) Expression of four phosphate transporter genes from Finger millet (Eleusine coracana) in response to mycorrhizal colonization and Pi stress. 3 Biotech. 7:17. April 2017
  197. Prasun Bandyopadhyay, Soubhagya Kumar Bhuyan, Pramod Kumar Yadava, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja (2017) Engineering native microbiome with stable symbionts: Novel approach to sustain agriculture. Atlas of Science. (Accepted May 2017)

(B) Book Chapters

  1. R Prasad, GH Pham, R Kumari, A Singh, V Yadav, M Sachdev, T Peskan, S Hehl, R Oelmüller and A Varma (2005) Sebacinaceae: Culturable Mycorrhiza–like Endosymbiotic Fungi and their Interaction with Non-transformed and Transformed Roots. In: Root Organ Culture of Mycorrhizal Fungi. (ed S Declerck) Soil Biology Series, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 291-312
  2. R Kumari, R Prasad, GH Pham, AP Garg and A Varma (2005) Biotechnology- An Overview. In: Biotechnological Applications of Microbes. Microbiology Series (eds. A Varma A and G Podila) IK International- India, New York Vol. 2, pp. 1-41
  3. R Kumari, A Varma and R Oelmüller (2005) Piriformospora indica: A Novel Cultivable Symbiotic Fungus with Multiple Plant Protection Applications. In: Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Emerging Trends in Plant-Microbe interactions (eds. SS Gnanamanickam, R Balasubramanian, N Anand), Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India pp 102-103
  4. B Giri, PH Giang, Kumari R, Prasad R and Varma A (2005) Microbial Diversity in Soils. In: Micro-organisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions; (eds F Buscot and A Varma), Soil Biology Series, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 19-58
  5. B Giri, PH Giang, R Kumari, R Prasad, M Sachdev, AP Garg, R Oelmuller and A Varma (2005) Mycorrhizosphere: Strategies and Functions. In: Micro-organisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions (eds F Buscot and A Varma), Soil biology Series, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 213-252
  6. R Kumari, GH Pham, R Prasad, M Sachdev, A Srivastava, V Yadav, PK Verma, S Sharma, R Malla, A Singh., AK Maurya, S Prakash, A Pareek., K-H Rexer, G Kost, A P Garg, R Oelmueller, MC Sharma and A Varma (2005) Piriformospora indica: Fungus of the Millennium. In: Basic Research and Applications: Mycorrhizae (eds G Podila and A Varma), Microbiology Series, IK International- India, New York, pp. 259-295
  7. R Kumari, AP Garg and A Varma (2005) Biological Hardening of Micropropagated Plants of Horticultural Importance. In: Basic Research and Applications: Mycorrhizae (eds G Podila and A Varma), Microbiology Series, IK International- India, New York, pp. 339-361
  8. R Kumari, A Singh and A Varma (2005) Cultivation of Symbiotic Fungi. In: Basic Research and Applications: Mycorrhizae (eds G Podila and A Varma), Microbiology Series,  IK International- India, New York, pp. 409-423
  9. GH Pham, A Srivastava, AK Saxena, A Pareek and A Varma (2005) Protocol to Understand the Interaction Between Rhizobacteria and Symbiotic Fungus: Piriformospora indica. In: Basic Research and Applications: Mycorrhizae (eds G Podila G and A Varma), Microbiology Series, IK International- India, New York, Vol. 1, pp. 425-450
  10. R Prasad, AP Garg and A Varma (2005) Interaction of Medicinal Plants with Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and Symbiotic Fungi. In: Basic Research and Applications: Mycorrhizae (eds G Podila and A Varma), Microbiology Series, IK International- India, New York Vol. 1, pp. 363-407
  11. A Singh, R Kumari and A Varma (2005) Endomycorrhizal Diversity. In: Basic Research and Applications: Mycorrhizae (eds G Podila and A Varma), Microbiology Series,  IK International- India, New York Vol. 1, pp. 1-23
  12. V Yadav, S Sharma, PK Verma and A Varma (2005) Phosphorus Metabolism and Regulation in Symbiotic Fungi. In: Basic Research and Applications: Mycorrhizae (eds G Podila and A Varma) IK International- India, New York and Kluwer academic Press, Holland, Vol. 1, pp. 111-139
  13. R Malla and A Varma (2005) Phosphatase from microorganisms. In: Biotechnological applications of microbes. (eds A Varma and G Podila). IK International Pvt Ltd, pp 125-150
  14. Tripathy and R Prasad (2005) Biodynamics of below ground animal resources and interaction. In: Basic Research and  Applications of Mycorrhizae (eds A Varma and G Podila). IK International Pvt Ltd, pp 297-325
  15. R Kumari, M Sachdev, R Prasad, AP Garg, S Sharma, PH Giang and A Varma (2006) Microbiology of Termite Hill and Soil. In: Intestinal Microorganisms of Termites and Other Invertebrates. (eds. H Koenig and A Varma) Soil Biology Series, Springer-Verlag, Germany 6: 351-372
  16. R Hampp, T Hurek, AC Kharkwal, H Kharkwal and A Varma (2006) Fungus Protoplast: Impediments on Biotechnology. In: Microbes: Health and Environment. Microbiology Series (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma) IK International- India, New York, Vol. 3, pp. 241-288
  17. AK Chauhan, A Das, H Kharkwal, AC Kharkwal and A Varma (2006) Impact of Microorganisms on Environment and Health. In: Microbes: Health and Environment. Microbiology Series (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma) IK International- India, New York, Vol. 3, pp. 1-12
  18. A Das, R Prasad, K Bhatnagar, GS Lavekar and A Varma (2006) Synergism between Medicinal Plants and Microbes. In: Microbes: Health and Environment. Microbiology Series (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma) IK International- India, New York, Vol. 3, pp. 13- 64
  19. Harsha Kharkwal, Amit Kharkwal, VS Bisaria and A Varma (2006) ASSOCHAM Global Knowledge Millenium Summit-IV (Nanotechnology and Biotechnology) pp 117-128
  20. Sarika Shende, Kanchan Bhagwat, Prasad Wadegaonkar, Mahendra Rai and A Varma (2006) Piriformospora indica as potential biofertilizer. Prospects and Limitations. In: Handbook of Microbial Biofertilizer (ed. Rai MK), The Harworth Press, Inc. New York, pp. 477-496
  21. A Das, R Prasad, A Srivastava, PH Giang and A Varma (2007) Fungal Siderophores: Structure, Functions and Regulations. In: Microbial Siderophores (eds S Chincholkar and A Varma), Springer-Verlag, Germany 12: 1-42
  22. R Malla, U Pokharel, R Prasad, R Oelmüller and A Varma (2007) Immuno-Technology for the Localization of Acid   Phosphatase using Native Gel Bands in Piriformospora indica and other Soil Microorganism. In: Advanced Techniques in Soil Microbiology (eds. R Oelmüller and A Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany 11: 211-234
  23. AC Kharkwal, R Prasad, H Kharkwal, A Das, K Bhatnagar, I Sherameti, R Oelmüller and A Varma (2007) Co-Cultivation with Sebacinales. In: Advanced Techniques in Soil Microbiology (eds. R Oelmüller and A Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany 11: 245-269
  24. B Shahollari, K Bhatnagar, I Sherameti, A Varma and R Oelmüller (2007) Molecular Symbiotic Analysis Between Arabiopsis thaliana and Piriformospora indica. In: Advanced Techniques in Soil Microbiology (eds. R Oelmüller and A Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany 11: 307-318
  25. I Sherameti, R Oelmüller and A Varma (2007) Molecular Analysis of P. indica-Mediated Heavy Metal Resistance in Arabidopsis using Proteomics. In: Advanced Techniques in Soil Microbiology (eds. R Oelmüller and A Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany 11: 355-362
  26. I Ortas and A Varma (2007) Field Trials of Bioinoculants. In: Advanced Techniques in Soil Microbiology (eds. R Oelmüller and A Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany 11: 397-414
  27. A Gaur and A Varma (2007) Research Methods in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. In: Advanced Techniques in Soil Microbiology (eds. R Oelmüller and A Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany 11: 377-396
  28. R Malla, U Pokharel, R Prasad and A Varma (2007) Proteomics and Genomics Approach to Study Plant- Microbe Cross Communication. In: Microbes for Human Life (eds. AK Chauhan, K Harsha and A Varma) IK  International- India, Vol. 4: 609-636
  29. R Prasad, R Malla, K Bhatnagar, A Das, H Kharkwal, N Verma, AP Garg and A Varma (2007) Beneficial microorganisms: Herbal and Medicinal Plants. In: Microbes for Human Life (eds. AK Chauhan, H Kharkwal and A Varma) IK International- India, Vol. 4: 49-72
  30. A Das and A Varma (2007) Intervention of Microbes in Promotion of Nutritional Attributes of Yogurt. In: Microbes for Human Life (eds. AK Chauhan, H Kharkwal and A Varma) IK International- India, Vol. 4: 89-112
  31. A Das, K Bhatnagar, R Prasad, A Paul, T Kumar, MS Kumar, H Kharkwal, N Verma and A Varma (2007) Fermented Health Foods: Boon to Mankind. In: Microbes for Human Life (eds. AK Chauhan, H Kharkwal and A Varma) IK International- India, Vol. 4: 113-148
  32. AC Kharkwal, H Kharkwal, K Bhatnagar and A Varma (2007) History of Medical Microbiology. In: Microbes for Human Life (eds. AK Chauhan, H Kharkwal and A Varma) IK International- India, Vol. 4: 1-18
  33. H Kharkwal, AC Kharkwal, R Prasad and A Varma (2007) Medicinal Plants for Human Life. In: Microbes for Human Life (eds. AK Chauhan, H Kharkwal and A Varma) IK International- India, Vol. 4:19-32
  34. Shwet Kamal and A Varma (2007) Peatland Microbiology. In: Microbiology of extreme soils (eds. P Dion and CS Nautiyal), Springer-Verlag, Germany Vol. 13: 177-204
  35. N Verma and A Varma (2007) Diagnostics and Management of Orchid Viruses (eds. GP Rao, C Bernard and B Lebas), Stadium Press, USA vol. 4, pp 269-285
  36. S Tripathi, S Kamal, I Sherameti, R Oelmuller and A Varma (2008) Mycorrhizal Fungi and Other Root Endophytes as Biocontrol Agents against Root Pathogens. In: Mycorrhizae 3rd Edition (ed. A Varma) Springer- Verlag, Germany 281-306
  37. D Singh, N Verma and A Varma (2008) The fungal transmitted viruses. In: Mycorrhizae 3rd Edition (ed. Varma A) Springer- Verlag, Germany 485-506
  38. AC Kharkwal, H Kharkwal, I Sherameti, R Oelmueller and A Varma (2008) Novel symbiotrophic endophytes. In: Mycorrhizae 3rd Edition (ed. A Varma) Springer- Verlag, Germany 753-766
  39. R Prasad, M Sharma, S Chatterjee, G Chauhan, S Tripathi, A Das, S Kamal, AKS Rawat, KK Bhutani, MK Rai, P Pushpangdan and A Varma (2008) Interactions of Piriformospora indica with Medicinal Plants In: Mycorrhizae 3rd Edition (ed. A Varma) Springer- Verlag, Germany pp 655-678
  40. R Prasad, R Narayanan, R Malla, PK Sharma, US Bagde and A Varma (2009) The RNA world. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 273-286
  41. Manisha Sharma, Swati Tripathi, Geetanjali Chauhan, Harsha Kharkwal and Ajit  Varma (2009) Microbial Biodiversity and It’s Molecular Aspects. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 11-28
  42. Jyoti Pandey, Vipin Mohan Dan and Ajit Varma (2009) Microscopy: Key to Understand Molecular Biotechnology, In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 29-46
  43. Meghna Pohani and Ajit Varma (2009) The Cell. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 47-60
  44. Vipin Mohan Dan, Swati Tripathi, Shwet Kamal and Ajit Varma (2009) Soil Metagenomics: Discovering the Unknown World. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 369-384
  45. Neeraj Shrivastava, Shwet Kamal and Ajit Varma (2009) Cancer and It’s Biology. In: A Textbook on Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 401-436
  46. Shwet Kamal, Jyoti Pandey, Stefano Ghignone and Ajit Varma (2009) Mushroom Biology and Biotechnology: An Overview. In: A Textbook on Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 573-628
  47. A Agnihotri, Deepak Prem, Kadambari Gupta and Gautam Sarkar (2009) Integration of biotechnological approaches for value addition in Indian mustard. In: Souvenir ‘National Symposium on Vegetable Oils Scenario: Approaches to meet the growing demands’ (eds. Harvir Singh et al), Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Directorate of Oilseeds Research, ICAR, Hyderabad, pp 50-53
  48. Meenakshi Pathania and Ajit Varma (2009) Biotechnological Applications of Hairy Roots. In: A Textbook on Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 705-734
  49. M Sharma, G Chauhan, H Kharkwal and A Varma (2009) Medically Important Members of Family Enterobacteriaceae: Identification Techniques. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India 1169-1180
  50. G Chauhan, M Sharma, H Kharkwal and A Varma (2009) SSCP-A Novel Approach. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 1197-1208
  51. S Tripathi, VM Dan, S Kamal and A Varma (2009) Molecular Markers for Mutant Germplasm Characterization. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 1245-1254
  52. M Pathania, Dipika Singh, Neeraj Verma and Ajit Varma (2009) The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology. In: A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology (eds. AK Chauhan and A Varma), IK International-India pp 1293-1321
  53. Das A and Varma A (2009) Symbiosis: Art of living. In: Symbiotic Fungi: Principles and Practice (eds. Ajit Varma and Amit C Kharkwal) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 1-28
  54. D Krüger, M Sharma and A Varma (2009) Assessing the Mycorrhizal Diversity of Soils and Identification of Fungus Fruiting Bodies and Axenic Cultures. In: Symbiotic Fungi: Principles and Practice (eds. Ajit Varma and Amit C Kharkwal) Springer-Verlag, Germany 159-188
  55. E Mohammadi Goltapeh, YR Danesh, Shwet Kamal and A Varma (2009) Biology and Molecular Approaches in Genetic Improvement of Cultivated Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). In: Symbiotic Fungi: Principles and Practice (eds. Ajit Varma and Amit C Kharkwal) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 403-422
  56. Helwig Hohl and Ajit Varma (2009) Soil-The Living Matrix. In: Soil Heavy Metals (eds. Irena Sherameti and Ajit Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 1 - 18
  57. Shwet Kamal, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2009) Soil Microbial Diversity in Relation to Heavy Metals. In: Soil Heavy Metals (eds. Irena Sherameti and Ajit Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 31-64
  58. Avinash Ingle, Ajit Varma and Mahendra Rai (2010) Trochothecenes as Bioweapons: Prevention and Control.  In: Mycotoxins in Food, Feed and Bioweapons (eds. Mahendra Rai and Ajit Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 291-306
  59. RK Pandey, R Prasad, VG Mangunath and BK Goswami (2010) Biotechnology of biocontrol based biopesticides: Core component of biological deterrents. In: Fungal Biochemistry and Biotechnology (eds. VK Gupta, M Tuohy and RK Gaur) LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Germany pp  214-244
  60. Ralf Oelmüller, Neeraj Shrivastava, Meghna Pohani, Kailash C Upadhayaya, Irena Sherameti, Paul Murugan, Shashibala Singh and Ajit Varma (2010) Microbe–Microbe, Microbe-Plant Biocommunication In: Biocommunication in Soil Microorganisms (ed. Guenther Witzani) Springer Verlag, Germany, 23: 439- 464
  61. Madhunita Bakshi and Ajit Varma (2010) Soil Enzymology. In: Soil Enzyme: The State-of-Art. (eds. Girish Shukla and Ajit Varma), Springer- Verlag, Germany, 22: 1-24
  62. Shonkor Kumar Das and Ajit Varma (2010) Role of Enzymes in Maintaining Soil Health. In: Soil Enzymology. (eds. Girish Shukla and Ajit Varma), Springer-Verlag, Germany, 22: 25-42
  63. Rajani Malla, Utprekshya Pokharel, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2010) Molecular Techniques to Study Polymorphism between Closely Related Microorganisms in Relation to Specific Protein Phosphatase. In: Soil Enzymology. (eds. Girish Shukla and Ajit Varma), Springer- Verlag, Germany, 22: 339-362
  64. Mukesh K Meghvansi, Lokendra Singh, Ravi B Srivastava and Ajit Varma (2010) Assessing the Role of Earthworms in Biocontrol of Soil-borne Plant Fungal Diseases. In: Biology of Earthworms. (eds. Ayten Karaca and Ajit Varma), Springer Verlag, Germany 24: 173-190
  65. J Tajbakhsh, E Mohammadi Goltapeh and Ajit Varma (2010) Vermicompost as a Biological Soil Amendment. In: Biology of Earthworms (eds. Ayten Karaca and Ajit Varma), Springer Verlag, Germany 24:215-228
  66. AC Kharkwal, D Singh, O Prakash, D Pande-Katare., A Varma, A Bhattacharaya, PS Ahuja (2010) Traditional and Biotechnological Strategies for Conservation of Indian Podophyllum hexandrum Royle - A Case Study. In: Medicinal Plant Biotechnology (ed. Rajesh Arora) CABI UK pp 48-70
  67. Jyoti Agrawal, Irena Sherameti and Ajit Varma (2011) Detoxification of Heavy Metals: State of Art. In: Detoxification of Heavy Metals. (ed. Irena Sherameti and Ajit Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 1- 34
  68. A Das, I Sherameti and A Varma (2011) Contaminated Soil: Physical, Chemical and Biological Components. In: Bio-Geo Interactions in Metal Contaminated Soils (eds. E Kothe and A Varma). Springer Verlag, Vol 31 pp1-16
  69. M Kumar, R Sharma, A Jogawat, P Singh, M Dua, SS Gill, DK Trivedi, N Tuteja, AK Varma, R Oelmueller, AK Johri (2012). Piriformospora indica, a root endophytic fungus, enhances abiotic stress tolerance of the host plant. In: Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress (eds. N Tuteja, SS Gill, AF Tiburcio and R Tuteja), Wiley- Blackwell, pp. 543- 548
  70. Dnyaneshwar Rathod, Mudasir Dar, Aniket Gade, Mahendra Rai and Ajit Varma (2012) Microbial Endophytes: Progress and Challenges. In:                                 Biotechnology for medicinal plants (eds. Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 101-122
  71. US Bagde, R Prasad and A Varma (2012) Legal Provisions for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in India. In: Protecting Intellectual Property in Life Sciences (eds. Dominic Keating, Abha Agnihotri and Ajit Varma) Amity University Press, pp. 44-52
  72. RB Srivastava, RP Bhatt and Ajit Varma (2012) Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and IPR Issues: DRDO Perspective. In: Protecting Intellectual Property in Life Sciences (eds. Dominic Keating, Abha Agnihotri and Ajit Varma). Amity University Press, pp  175-180
  73. Chauhan, V,  Neogi, S,  Varma A,  Guha SK (2012) Optical emission spectroscopy study and 3-D surface characterization of silicone rubber exposed to different argon RF plasma powers. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 26(10-11): 1313-1323
  74. R Prasad, A Kumar, CP Upadhyaya, S Prasad, P Twumasi, US Bagde and A Varma (2012) Biotechnology: A global scenario.  In: Environment and Biotechnology (R Prasad and A Kumar) LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany pp 1-22
  75. AN Anoop and Abha Agnihotri (2012) IP issues in Agricultural Biotechnology: Indian Perspective. In: Protecting Intellectual Property in Life Sciences (eds. Keating Dominic, Agnihotri Abha and Varma Ajit) Amity University Press, pp  175-180
  76. Ajit Varma, Pooja Chordia, Madhunita Bakshi and Ralf Olmüller (2012) Introduction to Sebacinales. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications. (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 3-24
  77. Rajani Malla, Utprekshya Pokharel and Ajit Varma (2013) Similarity between Piriformospora indica and Sebacina vermifera sensu members of the order – Sebacinales based on Immunological techniques In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications. (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 37-52
  78. Satwant Kaur Gosal, Anu Kalia and Ajit Varma (2013) Piriformospora indica: Perspectives and retrospectives. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications. (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 53-80
  79. Aparajita Das, Ram Prasad, RB Srivastava, Shivaji Deshmukh, MK Rai and Ajit Varma (2013) Co- Cultivation of Piriformospora indica with Medicinal Plants-Case Studies. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 149-172
  80. Reshma Tuladhar, Jeny Shrestha, Anjana Singh and Ajit Varma (2013) Enhanced productivity associated with tripartite symbiosis between Phaseolus, rhizobia and Piriformospora indica in the presence of vermicompost. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 191-200
  81. Ajit Varma, Agnes Fekete, Abhishek Srivastava, Anil K Saxena, Moritz Frommberger, Dan Li, Silvia Gschwendter, Ralf Oelmüller, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Swati Tripathi and Anton Hartmann   (2013) Inhibitory Interactions of Rhizobacteria with the Symbiotic Fungus Piriformospora indica. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications. (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 201-222
  82. Mohammad Javad Zarea, Pooja Chordia and Ajit Varma (2013) Piriformospora indica versus Salt Stress. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 263-284
  83. Cristina Cruz, Zahra Fegghi, Amelia Martins Loucao Maria and Ajit Varma (2013) Plant Nitrogen use Efficient may be improved through the Symbiosis with Piriformospora indica. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 285-294
  84. Anjana Singh, Kartikeya Rajpal, Mahip Singh, Amit C Kharkwal, Monika Arora and Ajit Varma (2013) Mass Cultivation of Piriformospora indica and Sebacina species. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications. (eds. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 377-392
  85. Babak Pakdaman Sardrood, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh and Ajit Varma (2013) An Introduction to Bioremediation. In: Fungi as Bioremediators (eds.Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Younes Rezaee Danesh and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 3-28
  86. Younes Rezaee Danesh, Mehdi Tajbakhsh, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Ajit Varma (2013) Mycoremediation of Heavy Metals. In: Fungi as Bioremediators (eds. Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Younes Rezaee Danesh and Ajit Varma) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 245-268
  87. Mohammad Javad Zarea, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Karimi Nasrin, and Ajit Varma (2013) Sustainable agriculture in saline arid and semi-arid by use potential of AM fungi on mitigates NaCl effects. In: Fungi as Bioremediators (eds. Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Younes Rezaee Danesh and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany  pp 347-370
  88. Morad Jafari, Younes Rezaee Danesh, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh and Ajit Varma (2013) Bioremediation and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).  In: Fungi as Bioremediators (eds. Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Younes Rezaee Danesh and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 433-452
  89. Sangita Talukdar and Soniya Bhardwaj (2013) Bioremediation of Heavy Metals using Metal Hyperaccumulator plants.  In: Fungi as Bioremediators. (eds. Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Younes Rezaee Danesh and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 467-480
  90. Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2014) Biology of Underground Root Engineering. In: Current trends in Life Sciences. Ed U.S. Bagde, Bhaskar L Jadhav and Ujwala A Jadhav. Lambert Academic Publishing Gmbh & Co. KG. Germany. pp: 5 – 8
  91. Smriti Shrivastava, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2014) Anatomy of Root from Eyes of a Microbiologists. In: Root Engineering (eds Asun Morte and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 3 – 22
  92. K. Sowjanya Sree, Manjita Mishra, Aditya Saran, S. K. Singh, R. K. Sharma, KVSS Ram and Ajit Varma (2014) Functions of Root Fungal Endophytes. In Root Engineering (eds Asun Morte and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 193 - 202
  93. Aparajita Das, Vipin M Dan, George Varughese, and Ajit Varma (2014) Root of Medicinal Importance. In Root  Engineering  (Eds Asun Morte and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 443 – 468
  94. Binggan Lou, Bing Peng, Nianhang Rong, Yunqin Li, Hanmin Chen, Qikang Gao and Ajit Varma (2014) Root and Root Endophytes from the Eyes of Electron Microscopist. In: Root Engineering  (Eds Asun Morte and Ajit Varma). Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 469 – 486
  95. GP Kukreja, A Chauhan, and P Goyal (2014) Microbes: The Real Feeders of the World. In: Plants & Microbes…an innovative approach. SBW Publishers, New Delhi, ISBN 9788185708300, pp. 1-17.
  96. Kumar, A., Chauhan, A. and Goyal, P., 2014. Biosorption of Heavy Metals: An Overview and Path Ahead. In: Plants & Microbes…an innovative approach. SBW Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 112-133.
  97. Tanveer  Bilal         Pirzadah, Bisma      Malik,      Manoj     Kumar, Reiaz Ul Rehman (2014) Lignocellulosic biomass:  As future alternative for bioethanol production.  In: “Biomass and Bioenergy: Processing, Properties and Applications”. Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Dr. Mohammad Jawiad, Dr. Umer Rashid (Eds.) Springer Science+Business Media, USA. pp 145-163
  98. Smriti Shrivastava, Dilfuza Egamberdieva, and Ajit Varma (2015) Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants: The State of the Art. In: Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants. (D. Egamberdieva et al. eds.) Soil Biology 42. pp 1 – 16
  99. Shivesh Sharma, Vasudha Singh, Vivek Kumar, Shikha Devi, Keshav Prasad Shukla, Ashish Tiwari, Jyoti Singh and Sandeep Bisht (2015) Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Emergence and Future Facets in Medicinal Plants. In: Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants. (D. Egamberdieva et al. eds.) Soil Biology 42. pp 109 – 134
  100. Ram Prasad, Manoj Kumar, and Ajit Varma (2015) Role of PGPR in Soil Fertility and Plant Health. In: Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants. (D. Egamberdieva et al. eds.) Soil Biology 42. pp 247 – 262
  101. Tanveer Bilal Pirzadah, Bisma Malik, Inayatullah Tahir, Manoj Kumar, Reiaz Ul Rehman (2015). Phytoremediation: An eco-friendly green technology for pollution prevention, control and remediation. Soil remediation and plants Publisher: Hakeem   &  Sabir   & Ozturk   &  Mermut (Eds.); Elsevier. pp 107-129
  102. Ruchi Agrawal, Alok Satlewal and Ajit Varma (2015) Characterization of Plant-Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): A Perspective of Conventional Versus Recent. In: Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils. (Irena Sherameti and Ajit Varma Eds) pp 471-486
  103. K. Sowjanya Sree and Ajit Varma (2015) An Introduction to Entomopathogenic Microorganisms. In: K. Sowjanya Sree and Ajit Varma (Eds.) Biocontrol of lepidopteran pests: Use of soil microbes and their metabolites, Springer-verlag, Germany,pp 1- 10
  104. K. Sowjanya Sree and Hemesh Joshi (2015) Comparative Account of Generalist and Specialist Species of the Entomopathogenic Fungus, Metarhizium. In: K. Sowjanya Sree and Ajit Varma (Eds.) Biocontrol of lepidopteran pests: Use of soil microbes and their metabolites, Springer-verlag, Germany, pp 161-168
  105. K. Sowjanya Sree and Ajit Varma (2015) An Overview of Some Culture Collections of Entomopathogenic Microorganisms in the World. In: K. Sowjanya Sree and Ajit Varma (Eds.) Biocontrol of lepidopteran pests: Use of soil microbes and their metabolites, Springer-verlag, Germany, pp 329-334
  106. A Das, S Tripathi, P Bandyopadhyay and A Varma (2015) Significance of beneficial soil borne symbiotic fungal interactions for roots of higher plants. In: Vistas in Biotechnology – Possibilities & Potential (Eds: Machiavelli Singh and SM Paul Khurana) Stadium Press, LLC, USA. pp 100-120
  107. Gill, S. S., Anjum, N. A., Gill, R. and Tuteja, N. Abiotic stress signaling in plants: an overview, In: Abiotic Sress Response in Plants; Tuteja N, Gill SS (Eds),  Wiley Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Weinheim, Germany. pp. 3-12, 2016.
  108. Trivedi, D. K., Gill, S. S. and Tuteja N. Molecular Chaperone: Structure, Function and Role in Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. In: Abiotic Sress Response in Plants; Tuteja N, Gill SS (Eds),  Wiley Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Weinheim, Germany pp.131-150, 2016.
  109. Vaid, N., Pandey, P. K., and Tuteja, N. Lectin Receptor-Like Kinases and their Emerging Role in Abiotic Stress Tolerance. In: Abiotic Sress Response in Plants; Tuteja N, Gill SS (Eds), Wiley Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Weinheim, Germany ISBN: 978-3-527-33918-1, pp. 203-216, 2016.
  110. Shukla, D., Trivedi, P. K., Nath, P, and Tuteja. Metallothioneins and Phytochelatins: role and perspectives in heavy metal(loid)s stress tolerance in crop plants. In: Abiotic Sress Response in Plants; Tuteja N, Gill SS (Eds), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Weinheim, Germany ISBN: 978-3-527-33918-1, pp. 233-260, 2016.
  111. Trivedi, D. K., Gill, S. S. and Tuteja N. Abscisic acid (ABA): Biosynthesis, regulation and role in abiotic stress tolerance. In: Abiotic Sress Response in Plants; Tuteja N, Gill SS (Eds), Wiley Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Weinheim, Germany, pp. 311-322,
  112. V. Kumar, A. Varma, N. Tuteja, A. Arshi, and M. Kumar (2016) Combinations of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for Initiation of Systemic Resistance Against Tree Diseases: A Glimpse. In: Microbial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance in Plants. D.K. Choudhary, A. Varma (eds.). Springer-Verlag, Singapore pp. 207-212, 2016.
  113. M. Kumar, P. Teotia, A. Varma, N. Tuteja and V Kumar (2016) Induced systemic resistance by rhizospheric microbes. In: Microbial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance in Plants. D.K. Choudhary, A. Varma (eds.). Springer-Verlag, Singapore pp. 197-206
  114. M Kumar, P Bhadrecha, TB Pirzadah, B Malik, A Verma, V Kumar, R Prasad, UC Pachouri and RU Rehman (2016) Power reservoirs of jumble-based biomass in Asia. In: Agriculture biomass based potential materials. KR Hakeem et al (eds). Springer, Switzerland. pp: 455-555.
  115. Jain, S., Varma, A., Tuteja, N., Choudhary, D. K. Plant growth promoting microbial-mediated induced systemic resistance in plants: induction, mechanism and expression Book title: Microbial-mediated induced systemic resistance in plants; Editors: Devendra K. Choudhary & Ajit Varma, Springer-Verlag, Singapore pp. 213-226, 2016
  116. MH Khan, MK Meghvansi, R Gupta, KK Chaudhary, K Prasad, S Suddiqui V Veer and Ajit Varma (2016) Combining Applications of Vermiwash and Arbuscular Myccorhizal Fungi for Effective Plant Disease Suppression. In: Organic Ammendments and Soil Suppressiveness in Plant Disease Management (Eds. MK Meghvansi and Ajit Varma), Springer-Verlag, Switzerland. pp: 479-494
  117. R Prasad, CP Upadhyaya, M Kumar, US Bagde, P Twumasi, D Thangadurai and A Varma (2016) Evolutionary history of microbiology. In: Environmental Microbiology. Prasad R (eds).  IK International, New Delhi, India. pp 1-10
  118. Priyanka Teotia, Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Neeraj Shrivastava and Ajit Varma (2016) Rhizosphere microbes: Potassium solubilization and crop productivity – present and future aspect. In: Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture. VS Meena et. Al (eds.). Publisher: Springer India. pp: 315-325.
  119. A Kasotia, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, DK Choudhary (2016) Microbial-mediated amelioration of plants under abiotic stress: an emphasis on arid and semi-arid climate. In: Plant-microbe interaction: an approach to sustainable agriculture. DK Choudhary, A Varma and N. Tuteja (eds.). Springer Nature, Singapur. pp. 155-164
  120. S Kumari, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, Choudhary DK (2016). Bacterial ACC-deaminase: An ecofriendly strategy to cope abiotic stresses for sustainable agriculture. In: D.K. Choudhary, A. Varma & N. Tuteja (eds.), Plant-microbe interaction:an approach to sustainable agriculture. Springer Nature Singapur. pp.165-186
  121. A Vaishnav, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, DK Choudhary (2016) PGPR-mediated amelioration of crops under salt stress. In: Plant-microbe interaction: an approach to sustainable agriculture. DK Choudhary, A Varma and N. Tuteja (eds.). Springer Nature Singapur. pp 205-226
  122. A Vaishnav, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, DK Choudhary (2016). Bacterial-mediated elicitation of induced resistance in plants upon fungal phytopathogen. In: Plant-microbe interaction: an approach to sustainable agriculture. D.K. Choudhary, A. Varma and N. Tuteja (eds.). Springer Nature Singapur. pp 249-270
  123. Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Neeraj Shrivastava, Sandeep Bisht, Shivesh Sharma and Ajit Varma (2016) Interaction among rhizospheric microbes, soil, and plant roots: Influence on micronutrient uptake and bioavailability. In: Plant Soil and Microbes (KR Hakeen and MS Akhtar eds). Springer International Publishing Switzerland. pp 169-185
  124. A Agnihotri, D Kilam and M Kumar (2016) Genomic and transcriptomic approaches for quality improvement in oilseed brassicas. In: Plant OMICS and Crop Breeding. Zargar SM et al. (eds).  Apple Academic Press,
  1. R Prasad,R Pandey, A Varma and I Barman (2017) Polymer based nanoparticles for drug delivery systems and cancer therapeutics. In: Natural Polymers for Drug Delivery (eds. Kharkwal H and Janaswamy S), CAB International, UK pp 53-70
  1. Amrita Kasotia, Ajit Varma, and Devendra Kumar Choudhary (2016) Bacterial-Mediated Amelioration Processes to Plants Under Salt Stress: A Review. In: Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture. Technological Advances and Applications. SK Gupta, Megh R Goyal (eds). Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 237-266
  2. Ajit Varma, Uma, Manika Khanuja (2016) Role of nanoparticles on plant growth with special emphasis on Piriformospora indica: A review. In: Nanoscience and Plant-Soil Systems, Mansour Ghorbanpour, Manika Khanuja and Ajit Varma (eds). Springer-Verlag, Germany. pp 387-404
  3. Manika Khanuja, Uma, Ajit Varma (2016) Synthesis and characterization of pure and doped ZnO nanostructures for antimicrobial applications: Effect of dopant concentration woth their mechanism of action. In: Nanoscience and Plant-Soil Systems, Mansour Ghorbanpour, Manika Khanuja and Ajit Varma (eds). Springer-Verlag, Germany. 201-218
  4. Ramakrishna A, Gill SS, Tuteja N, and Ravishankar GA (2016) Indoleamines (Serotonin & Melatonin) and calcium mediated Signaling in Plants. In: Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health, Ravishankar GA & Ramakrishna A (Eds.), CRC Press, Taylor & Francias Group, pp. 85-96
  5. Vivek Kumar, Ram Prasad, Pankaj Goyal, Narendra Tuteja, Joginder Singh, Ajit Varma, Manoj Kumar (2017) Prominences on Xenobiotic Degradation underneath of Ecological Sanitary. In: Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment. MZ Hashmi, V Kumar and A Varma (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Germany. pp 373-383
  6. Pankaj Goyal and Rupesh Kumar Basniwal (2017) Environmental Bioremediation: Biodegradation of Xenobiotic Compounds. In: Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment. MZ Hashmi, V Kumar and A Varma (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Germany. 347-371
  7. Rupesh Kumar Basniwal, Nim J. Singh, Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma and Pankaj Goyal (2017) Biotransformation of Xenobiotic Compounds: Microbial Approach. In: Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment. MZ Hashmi, V Kumar and A Varma (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Germany. pp 335-345
  8. Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Pankaj Goyal, Priyanku Teotia, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma, Vivek Kumar (2017) Environmental Biodegradation of Xenobiotics: Role of Potential Microflora. In: Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment. MZ Hashmi, V Kumar and A Varma (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Germany. pp 319-334
  9. Pankaj Goyal, Diksha Bhola and Ajit Varma (2017) Introduction to modern tools and techniques to understand microbes. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp pp 1-23
  10. Diksha Bhola and Ajit Varma (2017) Strategies of mass cultivation of microbes: Sebacinales. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 45-63
  11. Neeraj Shrivastava, Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Binngan Lou, Ajit Varma and Shwet Kamal (2017) Polyphasic approaches to characterize mushroom species. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 103-114
  12. Devendra Kumar Choudhary and Ajit Varma (2017) Function based metagenomics to reveal rhizosphere microbiome: A glimpse. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany. pp 115-122
  13. Pankaj Goyal, Nim J Singh, Rupesh Kumar Basniwal, Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Narendra Tuteja and Ajit Varma (2017) Approaches for determining antimicrobial drug-resistant bacteria: The way ahead. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 209-228
  14. Smriti Shrivastava, Pratyush Shukla, Kunal Mukhopadhyay and Ajit Varma (2017) Continuous elution electrophoresis as a unique tool for microbial  protein analysis. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 229-235
  15. Vivek Kumar, Priyanku Teotia, Narendra Tuteja, Ram Prasad, Pankaj Goyal, Ajit Varma, Sandeep Bisht, Joginder Singh and Manoj Kumar (2017) Metabolomic mediated characterization of endophytic spp. in recalcitrant tree species. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp pp 251-257
  16. Priyanka Sharma, Hemesh Joshi, M.Z. Abdin, A.C. Kharkwal and Ajit Varma (2017) Analytical techniques to assess medicinal plants value addition after microbial association. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp pp 259-271
  17. Manoj Kumar, Neeraj Shrivastava, Priyanku Teotia, Pankaj Goyal, Ajit Varma, Shivesh Sharma, Narendra Tuteja and Vivek Kumar (2017) Omics: Tools for assessing environmental microbial diversity and composition. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 273-283
  18. Uma, Manika Khanuja and Ajit Varma (2017) Engineered nanostructured materials for antimicrobial and photocatalytic applications. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 297-320
  19. Ruchika Bajaj, Shenyu Chen, Weiming Hu, Yinyin Huang, Ram Prasad, Vivek Kumar, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma and Kathryn E Bushley (2017) Protocol for biocontrol of soybean cyst nematode with root endophytic fungi. In: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, Germany pp 401-412
  1. Ram Prasad, Diksha Bhola, Khalid Akdi, Cristina Cruz, Sairam KVSS, Narendra Tuteja, and Ajit Varma (2017) Introduction to Mycorrhiza: Historical Development. In: Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art. Ajit Varma, Ram Prasad and N Tuteja (eds). Springer-Verlag. Germany. pp 1-8
  2. Priyanku Teotia, Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Vivek Kumar, Narendra Tuteja, and Ajit Varma (2017) Mobilization of Micronutrients by Mycorrhizal Fungi In: Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art. Ajit Varma, Ram Prasad and N Tuteja (eds). Springer-Verlag. Germany. pp. 9-26
  3. Cristina Cruz, Alessandro Ramos, Olubukola Oluranti Babalola, Hessini Kamel, Teresa Dias, and Ajit Varma (2017) Soil: Do Not Disturb, Mycorrhiza in Action . In: Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art. Ajit Varma, Ram Prasad and N Tuteja (eds). Springer-Verlag. Germany. pp. 27-38
  4. Devendra K. Choudhary, Ajit Varma, and Narendra Tuteja (2017) Mycorrhizal Helper Bacteria: Sustainable Approach . In: Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art. Ajit Varma, Ram Prasad and N Tuteja (eds). Springer-Verlag. Germany. pp. 61-74
  5. Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Narendra Tuteja, and Ajit Varma (2017) Mycorrhizas in Forest Tree Health . In: Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art. Ajit Varma, Ram Prasad and N Tuteja (eds). Springer-Verlag. Germany. pp 177-186
  6. Uma Singhal, Ram Prasad, and Ajit Varma (2017) Piriformospora indica (Serendipita indica): The Novel Symbiont . In: Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art. Ajit Varma, Ram Prasad and N Tuteja (eds). Springer-Verlag. Germany. pp. 349-364
  7. Uma Singhal, Manpreet Kaur Attri, and Ajit Varma (2017) Mass Cultivation of Mycorrhiza-Like Fungus Piriformospora indica (Serendipita indica) by Batch in Bioreactor In: Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art. Ajit Varma, Ram Prasad and N Tuteja (eds). Springer-Verlag. Germany. pp. 365-384
  8. M Kumar, P Teotia,R Prasad, A Varma and V Kumar (2017) The Lychee Fruit: Post Harvest Handling Techniques. The Lychee Biotechnology. Springer, International Publishing Switzerland pp 193-213
  9. V Kumar, P Teotia,R Prasad, A Varma, NB Sarin, N Tuteja and M Kumar (2017) Regeneration from nodal explants of field-grown litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) fruit trees. In: The Lychee Biotechnology. Springer, International Publishing Switzerland pp 313-332
  10. Aparajita Das, Ajit Varma, Ruchira Pandey, and Rekha Chaudhury (2017) Ex Situ Conservation Strategies in Litchi Germplasm. In: The Lychee Biotechnology. M Kumar, V Kumar, R Prasad and A Varma (Eds.). Springer, International Publishing Switzerland. pp 381-394
  11. Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, and Narendra Tuteja (2017) Non-biological Approaches for Enhancing the Cleanup of Environmental Pollutants: An Introduction. In: Enhancing Cleanup of Environmental Pollutants. Volume 2: Non-Biological Approaches. N Anjum, S Gill, N Tuteja (Eds.). Springer International Publishing. Switzerland. pp 1-4

(C) Books


  1. Ajit Varma and Gopi K Podila (2005) Basic Research and Biotechnological Applications: Microbes. Microbiology Series, IK International, India, New York.
  2. Helmut König and Ajit Varma (2005) Intestinal Microorganisms of Termite and Other Invertibrates. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  3. Ajit Varma and Gopi K Podila (2005) Biotechnological Applications of Microbes. Microbiology Series, IK International, India, New York.
  4. Ashok K Chauhan and Ajit Varma (2006) Microbes: Health and Environment, Microbiology Series, IK International, India, New York
  5. Ashok K Chauhan, Harsha Kharkwal and Ajit Varma (2007) Microbes for Human Life, IK International, India, New York
  6. Chincholkar S and Varma A (2007) Microbial Siderophores, Springer-Verlag, Germany
  7. Ajit Varma and Ralf Oelmüller (2007) Advanced Techniques in Soil Microbiology, Springer-Verlag, Germany
  8. A Varma, L Abbott, D Werner and R Hampp (2008) Plant Surface Microbiology. Springer-Verlag, Germany (Revised)
  9. Ajit Varma (2008) Mycorrhiza. Third Edition, Springer-Verlag, Germany
  10. AK Chauhan and A Varma (2009) A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology, IK International, India, New York
  11. MK Rai and A Varma (2009) Mycotoxins in Food, Feed and Bioweapons, Springer-Verlag, Germany
  12. I Sheramati and A Varma (2009) Soil Heavy Metals: Biology and Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, Germany
  13. H König, H Claus and A Varma (2009) Prokaryotic Cell Wall Compounds: Structure and Biiochemistry, Springer-Verlag, Germany
  14. Ajit Varma and Amit C Kharkwal (2009) Symbiotic Fungi: Principles and Practice. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  15. Girish C Shukla and Ajit Varma (2010) Soil Enzymymology. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  16. Mahendra Rai and Ajit Varma (2010) Diversity and Biotechnology of Ectomycorrhizae. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  17. Karaca A and Varma A (2010) Biology of Earthworms Springer-Verlag, Germany
  18. Erika Kothe and Ajit Varma (2011) Bio-Geo Interactions in Contaminated Soils. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  19. Irena Sherameti and Ajit Varma (2011) Detoxification of Heavy Metals. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  20. Dominic Keating, Abha Agnihotri and Ajit Varma (2012) Protecting Intellectual Property in Life Sciences. Amity University Press
  21. R Prasad and A Kumar (2012) "Environment and Biotechnology". LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany
  22. Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata and Ajit Varma (2012) Biotechnology for Medicinal Plants. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  23. Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost and Ralf Oelmüller (2013) Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  24. Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Younes Razae Danesh and Ajit Varma (2013) Fungi as Bioremediators. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  25. Asun Morte and Ajit Varma (2014) Root Engineering. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  26. D Egamberdieva, Smriti Shrivastava and Ajit Varma (2015) Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants. Springer-Verlag, Switzerland
  27. K Sowjanya Sree. and Ajit Varma (2015) Biocontrol of Lepidopteran Pests. Springer-Verlag, Germany. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  28. Irena Sherameti and Ajit Varma (2015) Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils: Monitoring and Remediation. Springer-Verlag, Germany. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  29. Zakaria M Solaiman, Lynette K Abbott and Ajit Varma (2015) Mycorrhizal fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration. Springer-Verlag, Germany. Springer-Verlag, Germany
  30. N Tuteja and SS Gill (2016) Abiotic Stress Response in Plants. Wiley, Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH and Co., Germany
  31. Mukesh K Meghvanshi and Ajit Varma (2015) Organic Ammendments and Soil Suppressiveness in Plant Disease Management. Springer-Verlag, Switzerland
  32. D.K. Choudhary, A. Varma and N. Tuteja (2016) Plant-microbe interaction: an approach to sustainable agriculture. Springer-Verlag, Singapur
  33. D.K. Choudhary and Ajit Varma (2016) Microbial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance in Plants. Springer-Verlag, Singapur
  34. Mansour Ghorbanpour, Manika Khanuja, Ajit Varma (2017) Nanoscience and Plant Soil Systems, eds. Springer, Verlag Germany
  35. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Vivek Kumar, Ajit Varma (2017) Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment Monitoring, Toxicity and Management (2017). Springer-Verlag, Germany
  36. Ajit Varma and Arun Kumar Sharma (2017) Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes, Springer, Verlag Germany
  37. Varma A, Prasad R and Tuteja N (2017) Mycorrhiza: Function, Diversity and State-of-Art. Springer Verlag
  38. Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Ram Prasad and Ajit Varma (2017) The Lychee Biotechnology. Springer
  39. B.K. Bahera and Ajit Varma (2017) Microbial Resources for Sustainable Energy
  40. Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet S. Gill, Narendra Tuteja (2017) Enhancing Cleanup of Environmental Pollutants: Biological Approaches. Volume 2: Non-Biological Approaches. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland
  41. Varma A, Prasad R and Tuteja N (2017) Mycorrhiza: Eco-Physiology, Secondary Metabolites, Nanomaterials. Springer Verlag
  42. Varma A, Prasad R and Tuteja N (2017) Mycorrhiza: Nutrient Uptake, Biocontrol, Ecorestoration. Springer Verlag