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. Publisher: Elsevier. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.06.035
Priyanka Sharma, Amit Kharkwal, M.Z. Abdin and Ajit Varma (2016) Piriformospora indica-mediated salinity tolerance in Aloe vera plantlets. Symbiosis. Sept 2016 (Online) 72:103–115 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13199-016-0449-0
Uma, Ruchika Bajaj, Diksha Bhola, Sangeeta Singh and Ajit Varma (2017) Biotechnological Applications of Piriformosporaindica (Serendipitaindica) DSM 11827. Advances in Biotechnology & Microbiology. 3(4). May 2017
Madhunita Bakshi, Irena Sherameti, Doreen Meichsner, Johannes Thürich, Ajit Varma, Atul K. Johri, Kai-Wun Yeh and Ralf Oelmüller (2017) Piriformopsora indica Reprograms Gene Expression in Arabidopsis
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Prof Ajit Varma has discovered Piriformospora indica a new and novel Mycorrhizal fungus which promotes the plant growth, production, early seed germination, flowering and fruiting. Root colonization suppresses the disease and sustains soil fertility. The interaction of the fungus with medicinal plant enhances the medicinal value to plants, like Aloe Vera, Haldi, Broccoli, Coleus, Isabgol and Anti Malaria drug in Artemisia. The work on this fungus is being conducted all over the world. And by now over 500 research articles have already appeared and several books from Springer Verlag, Germany. More than 45 students have been awarded Ph.D. degree and one D.Sc. on this fungus. We have supplied this formulation to a large number of farmers and Agriculture Scientists for field trials. Now we are in the process the commercializing the formulation in Taiwan, Portugal, Spain, Italy and USA.