Faculty Details

Faculty Details

  • Name: Prof. Appa Rao Podile
  • Mail: podileraogmail.com
  • Contact: 040-2313-4503
  • Area Of Research:Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
1. Senior Professor, Department of Plant Sciences - Feb 2019 onwards
2. Adjunct Chair Professor in Biotechnology, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2019 onwards
3. Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad (Sep 2015 – Jun 2021)
4. Professor, Department of Plant Sciences (Nov 2004 – Feb 2019)
5. Visiting Professor, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (3 months in 2000)
6. Reader, Department of Plant Sciences (Jan 1999 – Oct 2004)
7. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Jan 1998 – Dec 1998)
8. Lecturer, School of Life Sciences/Department of Plant Sciences (Feb 1989 – Dec 1998)

Professor Appa Rao Podile has over 32 years of teaching and research experience. He served as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad and is currently a Senior Professor. He works in the area of molecular plant-microbe interactions, with a more recent focus on the soil and crop microbiome of legumes. His research group critically examines the chemical signals in plant-microbe interactions with special emphasis on chitooligosaccharides and root exudates. 

Professor Podile obtained his masters and doctoral degrees from Sardar Patel University, and secured the First Rank at the Masters.

Professor Podile is an elected Fellow of all major science academies of India, including Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, Association of Microbiologists of India, New Delhi, and founding Fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences, Hyderabad. Professor Podile served as President of the Association of Microbiologists of India.

A recipient of the prestigious J.C. Bose Fellowship from DST, the Tata Innovation Fellowship from DBT, the K.C. Mehta Memorial Award in Crop Protection from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Rangaswami Award in Agricultural Microbiology from the Association of Microbiologists of India, the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology and the Goyal Science Foundation’s Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Award in Agriculture. 

Professor Podile was a Fulbright Fellow in the Academic Leadership Seminar at Cornell.  He also served as the Chairman of the Southern Regional Centre of AICTE.

Prof. Podile has chaired/co-chaired important national-level task forces, program advisory committees, search-cum-selection committees, etc., besides being a member of research advisory councils of scientific institutes of ICAR, DST, and DBT. He was also on the board of Governors of IIM Trichy and AIUCAA Pune. Indian Science Congress Association has conferred the Millennium Plaque of Honour, and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, U.P. conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science on Prof Podile. 

A committed teacher, Prof Podile has guided 24 students towards their PhDs, besides 4 M.Phils. At present, 6 Ph.D. students and 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow work in his group. Most of his students are well-placed both in India and abroad, in higher educational institutions and/or research institutes and companies.

Currently, Prof Podile's lab is supported through a SERB grant and the J.C. Bose Fellowship from DST, with a major research grant in nanotechnology from DBT. Prof Podile has a formidable publication and citation record, with about 110 papers in high-impact journals and about 25 book chapters with over 4740 citations with an H-index of 39. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ykd1QyUAAAAJ
Title Details
Advertisement for SRF position in IoE project [Last Date to Apply: 21-Jan-2022]

University of Hyderabad

Dept of Plant Sciences

School of Life Sciences


No. UH/LS/PS/ARP/IoE/RC3-21-065/SRF/01                                                           Date:  07/01/2022

 

1. Applications are invited from eligible candidates (Indian Nationals only) in the attached format (Form B) for the following position to work with Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UoH in a UoH-IoE sponsored research project on plant microbiome.

 

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Name of the Post

Senior Research Fellow

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Number of positions

One

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Fellowship/ Honorarium/Stipend in Rs.

Rs. 35,000/- per month

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HRA, if applicable

Rs. 8,400/- per month (@24%)

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Tenure of the Post for

6 (Six) months [Likely to be extended till the end of the project based on performance]

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Essential Qualifications

M.Sc. in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Plant Sciences from a recognized university (First Division) with research experience in relevant field for at least 2 years supported by publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

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Desirable Qualifications

Research experience in molecular plant-microbe interactions

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Experience

Minimum 2 years of experience in working with plant microbiomes and metagenomics with relevant publications (preferably first author) is required.

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Age Limit

Open

 

2. Applicants should note that the appointments to be made are purely temporary and they  

     have no right for claiming for any regular appointment in the University.

3. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the written test / skill test or at the time of joining.

4. Copies of all certificates and other relevant documents in support of the information furnished in the application should be attached.

5. Last date for receipt of applications by email is: 5:00 PM on 21st January 2022 (21/01/2022).

6. Duly filled in applications (Form-B; attached) along with relevant documents should be sent by email to podilerao@uohyd.ac.in with subject “Application for SRF position in IOE project” (Note: Only eligible candidates will be informed by email at a later date for an online interview)

 

 

 

                                                                        Prof. Appa Rao Podile (Principal Investigator)


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138 Mallakuntla, Mohan Krishna., Podile, Appa Rao., (2021) , Catalytic efficiency of a multi-domain transglycosylating chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae (EcChi2) is influenced by polycystic kidney disease domains , Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Elsevier,143,,109702.
137 Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Sivaramakrishna, Dokku., Alim, Sk., Preethiba, Gopi., Rambabu, Samudrala., Swamy, Musti J., Podile, Appa Rao., (2021) , New Class of Chitosanase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens for the Generation of Chitooligosaccharides , Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, American Chemical Society,69,1,78-87.
136 Bijlani, Swati., Singh, Nitin K., Eedara, VV., Podile, Appa Rao., Mason, Christopher E., Wang, Clay CC., Venkateswaran, Kasthuri., (2021) , Methylobacterium ajmalii sp. nov., isolated from the International Space Station , Frontiers in microbiology, Frontiers,12,,534.
135 Mallakuntla, Mohan Krishna., Penugurti, Vasudevarao., Manavathi, Bramanandam., Podile, Appa Rao., (2021) , Chitooligosaccharides induce apoptosis in human breast cancer cells , Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications, Elsevier,2,,100077.
134 Chalasani, Danteswari., Basu, Anirban., Pullabhotla, Sarma VSRN., Jorrin, Beatriz., Neal, Andrew L., Poole, Philip S., Podile, Appa Rao., Tkacz, Andrzej., (2021) , Poor Competitiveness of Bradyrhizobium in Pigeon Pea Root Colonization in Indian Soils , Mbio, American Society for Microbiology 1752 N St., NW, Washington, DC,12,4,e00423-21.
133 Vora, Siddhi M., Ankati, Sravani., Patole, Chhaya., Podile, Appa Rao., G, Archana. (2021) , Alterations of Primary Metabolites in Root Exudates of Intercropped Cajanus cajan–Zea mays Modulate the Adaptation and Proteome of Ensifer (Sinorhizobium) fredii NGR234 , Microbial Ecology, Microbial Ecology,,,.
132 Basa, Sven., Nampally, Malathi., Honorato, Talita., Das, Subha N., Podile, Appa R., El Gueddari, Nour E., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., (2020) , The pattern of acetylation defines the priming activity of chitosan tetramers , Journal of the American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society,142,4,1975-1986.
131 Nerusu, Aparna., Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., Chinthapalli, Dinesh Kumar., Podile, Appa Rao., Subramanyam, Rajagopal., (2020) , Truncated domains of human serum albumin improves the binding efficiency of uremic toxins: A surface plasmon resonance and computational approach , International journal of biological macromolecules, Elsevier,155,,1216-1225.
130 Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , A transglycosylating chitinase from Chitiniphilus shinanonensis (CsChiL) hydrolyzes chitin in a processive manner , International journal of biological macromolecules, Elsevier,145,,01-Oct.
129 Sivaramakrishna, Dokku., Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Mallakuntla, Mohan Krishna., Das, Subha Narayan., Ramakrishna, Bellamkonda., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , Pretreatment with KOH and KOH-urea enhanced hydrolysis of -chitin by an endo-chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae , Carbohydrate polymers, Elsevier,235,,115952.
128 Rani, Tirupaati Swaroopa., Nadendla, Sandhya Rani., Bardhan, Koyel., Madhuprakash, Jogi., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , Chitosan conjugates, microspheres, and nanoparticles with potential agrochemical activity , Agrochemicals Detection, Treatment and Remediation, Butterworth-Heinemann,,,437-464.
127 Madhuprakash, Jogi., Rani, T Swaroopa., Podile, Appa Rao., Eijsink, Vincent GH., (2020) , Thermodynamic insights into the role of aromatic residues in chitooligosaccharide binding to the transglycosylating chitinase-D from Serratia proteamaculans , Biochimica et biophysica acta. Proteins and proteomics, ,1868,7,140414.
126 Podile, Appa Rao., Basu, Anirban., (2020) , Opportunities, challenges and directions in science and technology for tackling COVID-19 , Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Springer Singapore,5,,97-101.
125 Rani, T Swaroopa., Madhuprakash, Jogi., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , Chitinase-E from Chitiniphilus shinanonensis generates chitobiose from chitin flakes , International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Elsevier,163,,1037-1043.
124 Sivaramakrishna, Dokku., Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Nadendla, Sandhya Rani., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , Efficient conversion of -chitin by multi-modular chitinase from Chitiniphilus shinanonensis with KOH and KOH-urea pretreatment , Carbohydrate Polymers, Elsevier,250,,116923.
123 Kalam, Sadaf., Basu, Anirban., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , Functional and molecular characterization of plant growth promoting Bacillus isolates from tomato rhizosphere , Heliyon, Elsevier,6,8,e04734.
122 Mallakuntla, Mohan Krishna., Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , Selection and mutational analyses of the substrate interacting residues of a chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae (EcChi2) to improve transglycosylation , International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Elsevier,165,,2432-2441.
121 Verma, Jay Prakash., Macdonald, Catriona., Gupta, Vijai Kumar., Podile, Appa Rao., (2020) , New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Phytomicrobiome for Sustainable Agriculture , , Elsevier,,,.
120 Ankati, Sravani., Rani, T Swaroopa., Podile, Appa Rao., (2019) , Changes in root exudates and root proteins in groundnutPseudomonas sp. interaction contribute to root colonization by bacteria and defense response of the host , Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, Springer US,38,2,523-538.
119 Manjeet, Kaur., Madhuprakash, Jogi., Mormann, Michael., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Podile, Appa Rao., (2019) , A carbohydrate binding module-5 is essential for oxidative cleavage of chitin by a multi-modular lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis serovar kurstaki , International journal of biological macromolecules, Elsevier,127,,649-656.
118 Madhuprakash, Jogi., Dalhus, Bjrn., Vaaje-Kolstad, Gustav., Sakuda, Shohei., Podile, Appa Rao., Eijsink, Vincent GH., Srlie, Morten., (2019) , Structural and thermodynamic signatures of ligand binding to the enigmatic chitinase D of Serratia proteamaculans , The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, American Chemical Society,123,10,2270-2279.
117 Ankati, Sravani., Podile, Appa Rao., (2019) , Metabolites in the root exudates of groundnut change during interaction with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in a strain-specific manner , Journal of plant physiology, Urban & Fischer,243,,153057.
116 Thilagar, G., Bagyaraj, DJ., Podile, Appa Rao., Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., (2018) , Bacillus sonorensis, a novel plant growth promoting rhizobacterium in improving growth, nutrition and yield of chilly (Capsicum annuum L.) , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, Springer India,88,2,813-818.
115 Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Madhuprakash, Jogi., Podile, Appa Rao., (2018) , Active-site mutations improved the transglycosylation activity of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia chitinase A , Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Proteins and Proteomics, Elsevier,1866,3,407-414.
114 Ramakrishna, Bellamkonda., Vaikuntapu, PapaRao., Mallakuntla, Mohan Krishna., Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Sivaramakrishna, Dokku., Uikey, Sheetal., Podile, Appa Rao., (2018) , Carboxy-terminal glycosyl hydrolase 18 domain of a carbohydrate active protein of Chitinophaga pinensis is a non-processive exochitinase , International journal of biological macromolecules, Elsevier,115,,1225-1232.
113 Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., Mallakuntla, Mohan Krishna., Das, Subha Narayan., Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Ramakrishna, Bellamkonda., Nadendla, Sandhya Rani., Podile, Appa Rao., (2018) , Applicability of endochitinase of Flavobacterium johnsoniae with transglycosylation activity in generating long-chain chitooligosaccharides , International journal of biological macromolecules, Elsevier,117,,62-71.
112 Nadendla, Sandhya Rani., Rani, T Swaroopa., Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., Maddu, Rajesh Rao., Podile, Appa Rao., (2018) , HarpinPss encapsulation in chitosan nanoparticles for improved bioavailability and disease resistance in tomato , Carbohydrate polymers, Elsevier,199,,Nov-19.
111 Madhuprakash, Jogi., Dalhus, Bjrn., Rani, T Swaroopa., Podile, Appa Rao., Eijsink, Vincent GH., Srlie, Morten., (2018) , Key residues affecting transglycosylation activity in family 18 chitinases: insights into donor and acceptor subsites , Biochemistry, American Chemical Society,57,29,4325-4337.
110 Ankati, Sravani., Rani, T Swaroopa., Podile, Appa Rao., (2018) , Partner-triggered proteome changes in the cell wall of Bacillus sonorensis and roots of groundnut benefit each other , Microbiological research, Urban & Fischer,217,,91-100.
109 Ankati, S., Podile, AR., (2018) , Understanding plant-beneficial microbe interactions for sustainable agriculture. , Journal of Spices & Aromatic Crops, ,27,2,.
108 Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Madhuprakash, Jogi., Podile, Appa Rao., (2018) , Active-site mutations improved the transglycosylation activity of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia chitinase A Proteins and proteomics , , ,,,.
107 Kalam, Sadaf., Das, Subha Narayan., Basu, Anirban., Podile, Appa Rao., (2017) , Population densities of indigenous Acidobacteria change in the presence of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in rhizosphere , Journal of basic microbiology, ,57,5,376-385.
106 Gayatri, Gunja., Agurla, Srinivas., Kuchitsu, Kazuyuki., Anil, Kondreddy., Podile, Appa R., Raghavendra, Agepati S., (2017) , Stomatal closure and rise in ROS/NO of Arabidopsis guard cells by tobacco microbial elicitors: cryptogein and harpin , Frontiers in plant science, Frontiers,8,,1096.
105 Mallakuntla, Mohan Krishna., Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Das, Subha Narayan., Podile, Appa Rao., (2017) , Transglycosylation by a chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae generates longer chitin oligosaccharides , Scientific reports, Nature Publishing Group,7,1,01-Dec.
104 Deepika, KV., Kalam, Sadaf., Sridhar, P Ramu., Podile, Appa Rao., Bramhachari, PV., (2016) , Optimization of rhamnolipid biosurfactant production by mangrove sediment bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa KVD-HR42 using response surface methodology , Biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology, Elsevier,5,,38-47.
103 Sadaf, K., Tushar, L., Nirosha, P., Podile, AR., Sasikala, Ch., Ramana, Ch V., (2016) , Paenibacillus arachidis sp. nov., isolated from groundnut seeds , International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, Microbiology Society,66,8,2923-2928.
102 Das, Subha Narayan., Wagenknecht, Martin., Nareddy, Pavan Kumar., Bhuvanachandra, Bhoopal., Niddana, Ramana., Balamurugan, Rengarajan., Swamy, Musti J., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Podile, Appa Rao., (2016) , Amino groups of chitosan are crucial for binding to a family 32 carbohydrate binding module of a chitosanase from Paenibacillus elgii , Journal of Biological Chemistry, Elsevier,291,36,18977-18990.
101 Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., Rambabu, Samudrala., Madhuprakash, Jogi., Podile, Appa Rao., (2016) , A new chitinase-D from a plant growth promoting Serratia marcescens GPS5 for enzymatic conversion of chitin , Bioresource technology, Elsevier,220,,200-207.
100 Das, Subha Narayan., Madhuprakash, Jogi., Sarma, PVSRN., Purushotham, Pallinti., Suma, Katta., Manjeet, Kaur., Rambabu, Samudrala., Gueddari, Nour Eddine El., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Podile, Appa Rao., (2015) , Biotechnological approaches for field applications of chitooligosaccharides (COS) to induce innate immunity in plants , Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, Informa Healthcare,35,1,29-43.
99 Gokara, Mahesh., Kimavath, Geetha Bai., Podile, Appa Rao., Subramanyam, Rajagopal., (2015) , Differential interactions and structural stability of chitosan oligomers with human serum albumin and -1-glycoprotein , Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, Taylor & Francis,33,1,196-210.
98 Rani, T Swaroopa., Takahashi, Daisuke., Uemura, Matsuo., Podile, Appa Rao., (2015) , Proteins associated with oxidative burst and cell wall strengthening accumulate during citrus-Xanthomonas non-host interaction , Plant molecular biology reporter, Springer US,33,5,1349-1360.
97 Madhuprakash, Jogi., El Gueddari, Nour Eddine., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Podile, Appa Rao., (2015) , Catalytic efficiency of chitinase-D on insoluble chitinous substrates was improved by fusing auxiliary domains , PLoS One, Public Library of Science,10,1,e0116823.
96 Uma, Battepati., Podile, AR., (2015) , Apoplastic oxidative defenses during non-host interactions of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) with Magnaporthe grisea , Acta physiologiae plantarum, Springer Berlin Heidelberg,37,2,26.
95 Adhya, Tapan Kumar., Kumar, Naresh., Reddy, Gopal., Podile, Appa Rao., Bee, Hameeda., Samantaray, Bindiya., (2015) , Microbial mobilization of soil phosphorus and sustainable P management in agricultural soils , Current Science, Current Science Association,,,1280-1287.
94 Rani, T Swaroopa., Durgeshwar, P., Podile, Appa Rao., (2015) , Accumulation of transcription factors and cell signaling-related proteins in the nucleus during citrusXanthomonas interaction , Journal of plant physiology, Urban & Fischer,184,,20-27.
93 Madhuprakash, Jogi., El Gueddari, Nour Eddine., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Podile, Appa Rao., (2015) , Production of bioactive chitosan oligosaccharides using the hypertransglycosylating chitinase-D from Serratia proteamaculans , Bioresource technology, Elsevier,198,,503-509.
92 Madhuprakash, Jogi., Bobbili, Kishore Babu., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Singh, Tej Pal., Swamy, Musti J., Podile, Appa Rao., (2015) , Inverse relationship between chitobiase and transglycosylation activities of chitinase-D from Serratia proteamaculans revealed by mutational and biophysical analyses , Scientific reports, Nature Publishing Group,5,1,Jan-13.
91 Swaroopa Rani, Tirupaati., Podile, Appa Rao., (2014) , Extracellular matrixېassociated proteome changes during nonېhost resistance in citrusX anthomonas interactions , Physiologia plantarum, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK,150,4,565-579.
90 Anil, Kondreddy., Das, Subha Narayan., Podile, Appa Rao., (2014) , Induced defense in plants: a short overview , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, Springer India,84,3,669-679.
89 Anil, K., Raju, BV., Podile, AR., (2014) , Leucine zipper-like motifs of HrpZPss are not essential to induce hypersensitive response in tobacco , Journal of Plant Pathology, ,96,1,57-62.
88 Uma, Battepati., Podile, Appa Rao., (2014) , Overlapping sets of transcripts from host and non-host interactions of tomato are expressed early during non-host resistance , Plant Omics, ,7,1,.
87 Vaikuntapu, Papa Rao., Dutta, Swarnalee., Samudrala, Ram Babu., Rao, Vukanti RVN., Kalam, Sadaf., Podile, Appa Rao., (2014) , Preferential promotion of Lycopersicon esculentum (Tomato) growth by plant growth promoting bacteria associated with tomato , Indian journal of microbiology, Springer India,54,4,403-412.
86 Dey, Debashish., Uma, B., Padmaja, G., Podile, AR., (2014) , Pathogen-induced expression of harpinpss increases resistance in tobacco against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. nicotianae , Journal of Plant Pathology, ,96,2,335-342.
85 Madhuprakash, Jogi., Tanneeru, Karunakar., Karlapudi, Bhavana., Guruprasad, Lalitha., Podile, Appa Rao., (2014) , Mutagenesis and molecular dynamics simulations revealed the chitooligosaccharide entry and exit points for chitinase D from Serratia proteamaculans , Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects, Elsevier,1840,9,2685-2694.
84 Podile, AR., Vukanti, RVNR., Sravani, A., Kalam, S., Dutta, S., Durgeshwar, P., Rao, V Papa., (2014) , Root colonization and quorum sensing are the driving forces of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for growth promotion , Proc Indian Natl Sci Acad, ,80,2,407-413.
83 Tarafdar, Pradip K., Vedantam, Lakshmi Vasudev., Sankhala, Rajeshwer S., Purushotham, Pallinti., Podile, Appa Rao., Swamy, Musti J., (2014) , Oligomerization, conformational stability and thermal unfolding of harpin, HrpZPss and its hypersensitive response-inducing C-terminal fragment, C-214-HrpZPss , PloS one, Public Library of Science San Francisco, USA,9,12,e109871.
82 Yadlapalli, Rama Krishna., Chourasia, OP., Jogi, Madhu Prakash., Podile, Appa Rao., Perali, Ramu Sridhar., (2013) , Design, synthesis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of novel phenylbenzamido-aminothiazole-based azasterol mimics , Medicinal Chemistry Research, Springer-Verlag,22,6,2975-2983.
81 Suma, Katta., Podile, Appa Rao., (2013) , Chitinase A from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia shows transglycosylation and antifungal activities , Bioresource technology, Elsevier,133,,213-220.
80 Manjeet, Kaur., Purushotham, Pallinti., Neeraja, Chilukoti., Podile, Appa Rao., (2013) , Bacterial chitin binding proteins show differential substrate binding and synergy with chitinases , Microbiological research, Urban & Fischer,168,7,461-468.
79 Sarma, Pullabhotla Venkata Subba Rama Narsimha., Prakash, Jogi Madhu., Das, Subha Narayan., Kaur, Manjeet., Purushotham, Pallinti., Podile, Appa Rao., (2013) , Microbial chitinases: natural sources, mutagenesis, and directed evolution to obtain thermophilic counterparts , Thermophilic Microbes in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology, Springer, Dordrecht,,,649-669.
78 Katta, Suma., Ankati, Sravani., Podile, Appa Rao., (2013) , Chitooligosaccharides are converted to N-acetylglucosamine by N-acetyl-_-hexosaminidase from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia , FEMS microbiology letters, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK,348,1,19-25.
77 Tarafdar, Pradip K., Vedantam, Lakshmi Vasudev., Podile, Appa Rao., Swamy, Musti J., (2013) , Thermally stable harpin, HrpZPss is sensitive to chemical denaturants: Probing tryptophan environment, chemical and thermal unfolding by fluorescence spectroscopy , Biochimie, Elsevier,95,12,2437-2444.
76 Dutta, Swarnalee., Rani, T Swaroopa., Podile, Appa Rao., (2013) , Root exudate-induced alterations in Bacillus cereus cell wall contribute to root colonization and plant growth promotion , PloS one, Public Library of Science,8,10,e78369.
75 Kumar, K Vijay Krishna., Sudhakar, P., Yellareddygari, SKR., Kloepper, JW., Sudini, HE., Surendranatha, CKSR., Lawrence, KS., Podile, AR., Suresh, K., Sruthi, VS., (2013) , Efficacy of Integral(Bacillus subtilis MBI 600) in sheath blight management and yield enhancement of rice , Proceedings of the 3rd Asian PGPR Conference, Manila, Philippines, ,,,21-24.
74 Madhuprakash, Jogi., Singh, Avinash., Kumar, Sanjit., Sinha, Mau., Kaur, Punit., Sharma, Sujata., Podile, Appa R., Singh, Tej P., (2013) , Structure of chitinase D from Serratia proteamaculans reveals the structural basis of its dual action of hydrolysis and transglycosylation , International journal of biochemistry and molecular biology, e-Century Publishing Corporation,4,4,166.
73 Jyothi, G., Reddy, KRN., Reddy, KRK., Podile, AR., (2013) , Exploration of suitable solid media for mass multiplication of Cochliobolus lunatus and Alternaria alternata used as mycoherbicide for weed management (barnyard grass) in rice. , Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, JEBAS,1,4,280-284.
72 Mamidala, Praveen., Kumar, Guguloth Mahesh., Podile, Appa Rao., (2013) , POLYGALACTURONASE INHIBITING PROTEINS: TITANIC PLAYERS IN PLANT IMMUNITY , Annual Review of Plant Pathology (Vol. 5), Scientific Publishers,,,1.
71 Jyothi, G., Reddy, KRN., Reddy, KRK., Podile, AR., (2013) , EXPLORATION OF SUITABLE SOLID MEDIA FOR MASS MULTIPLICATION OF , Journal of Experimental Biology, ,1,,4.
70 Anil, Kondreddy., Podile, Appa Rao., (2012) , HarpinPss-mediated enhancement in growth and biological control of late leaf spot in groundnut by a chlorothalonil-tolerant Bacillus thuringiensis SFC24 , Microbiological research, Urban & Fischer,167,4,194-198.
69 Das, SN., Neeraja, Ch., Sarma, PVSRN., Prakash, J Madhu., Purushotham, P., Kaur, Manjeet., Dutta, Swarnalee., Podile, AR., (2012) , Microbial chitinases for chitin waste management , Microorganisms in Environmental Management, Springer, Dordrecht,,,135-150.
68 Purushotham, Pallinti., Sarma, PVSRN., Podile, Appa Rao., (2012) , Multiple chitinases of an endophytic Serratia proteamaculans 568 generate chitin oligomers , Bioresource technology, Elsevier,112,,261-269.
67 Madhuri, B., Raut, S., Dey, D., Nazneen, A., Uma, B., Podile, AR., (2012) , Tapetum-specific expression of harpin Pss causes male sterility in transgenic tobacco , Biologia plantarum, Springer Netherlands,56,4,628-634.
66 Purushotham, Pallinti., Arun, PV Parvati Sai., Prakash, Jogadhenu SS., Podile, Appa Rao., (2012) , Chitin binding proteins act synergistically with chitinases in Serratia proteamaculans 568 , PLoS One, Public Library of Science,7,5,e36714.
65 Purushotham, Pallinti., Podile, Appa Rao., (2012) , Synthesis of long-chain chitooligosaccharides by a hypertransglycosylating processive endochitinase of Serratia proteamaculans 568 , Journal of bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology 1752 N St., NW, Washington, DC,194,16,4260-4271.
64 Sarma, Pullabhotla., Srinivas, Vadlamudi., Anil, Kondreddy., Podile, Appa., (2012) , Isolation and purification of microbial community DNA from soil naturally enriched for chitin , Biologia, Versita,67,4,644-648.
63 Madhuprakash, Jogi., Tanneeru, Karunakar., Purushotham, Pallinti., Guruprasad, Lalitha., Podile, Appa Rao., (2012) , Transglycosylation by chitinase D from Serratia proteamaculans improved through altered substrate interactions , Journal of Biological Chemistry, Elsevier,287,53,44619-44627.
62 Podile, Appa Rao., Purushotham, Pallinti., Das, Subha Narayan., Sarma, PVSRN., Prakash, Jogi Madhu., (2012) , Chitin, Chitosan and Chitooligosaccharides: A Treasure in Store , Microbial Diversity: Exploration & Bioprospecting, Scientific Publishers,,,309.
61 Uma, Battepati., Rani, T Swaroopa., Podile, Appa Rao., (2011) , Warriors at the gate that never sleep: non-host resistance in plants , Journal of plant physiology, Urban & Fischer,168,18,2141-2152.
60 Dutta, Swarnalee., Kaur, Manjeet., Podile, Appa Rao., (2011) , Crop health improvement with groundnut associated bacteria , Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Ecosystems, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,,,407-430.
59 Podile, Appa Rao., Neeraja, Ch., (2011) , Microbial chitinases as potential biopesticides , Pests and Pathogens: Management Strategies, ,,,275.
58 Kumar K, Vijay Krishna., Reddy, MS., Kloepper, JW., Yellareddygari, SKR., Lawrence, KS., Zhou, XG., Sudini, H., Miller, ME., Podile, Appa Rao., Reddy EC, Surendranatha., (2011) , Plant growth-promoting activities of Bacillus subtilis MBI 600 (integral ) and its compatibility with commonly used fungicides in rice sheath blight management , International Journal of Microbiology Research, Bioinfo Publications,3,2,120-130.
57 Dutta, Swarnalee., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR): the bugs to debug the root zone , Critical reviews in microbiology, Taylor & Francis,36,3,232-244.
56 Sashidhar, Burla., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Mineral phosphate solubilization by rhizosphere bacteria and scope for manipulation of the direct oxidation pathway involving glucose dehydrogenase , Journal of applied microbiology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK,109,1,01-Dec.
55 Neeraja, Chilukoti., Anil, Kondreddy., Purushotham, Pallinti., Suma, Katta., Sarma, PVSRN., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Biotechnological approaches to develop bacterial chitinases as a bioshield against fungal diseases of plants , Critical reviews in biotechnology, Taylor & Francis,30,3,231-241.
54 Das, Subha Narayan., Dutta, Swarnalee., Kondreddy, Anil., Chilukoti, Neeraja., Pullabhotla, Sarma VSRN., Vadlamudi, Srinivas., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Plant growth-promoting chitinolytic Paenibacillus elgii responds positively to tobacco root exudates , Journal of plant growth regulation, Springer-Verlag,29,4,409-418.
53 Das, Subha Narayan., Sarma, PVSRN., Neeraja, Chilukoti., Malati, Nampally., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Members of Gammaproteobacteria and Bacilli represent the culturable diversity of chitinolytic bacteria in chitin-enriched soils , World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Springer Netherlands,26,10,1875-1881.
52 Neeraja, Chilukoti., Subramanyam, Rajagopal., Moerschbacher, Bruno M., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Swapping the chitin-binding domain in Bacillus chitinases improves the substrate binding affinity and conformational stability , Molecular BioSystems, Royal Society of Chemistry,6,8,1492-1502.
51 Sashidhar, Burla., Inampudi, Krishna Kishore., Guruprasad, Lalitha., Kondreddy, Anil., Gopinath, Kodetham., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Highly conserved Asp-204 and Gly-776 are important for activity of the quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenase of Escherichia coli and for mineral phosphate solubilization , Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology, Karger Publishers,18,2,109-119.
50 Neeraja, Chilukoti., Moerschbacher, Bruno., Podile, Appa Rao., (2010) , Fusion of cellulose binding domain to the catalytic domain improves the activity and conformational stability of chitinase in Bacillus licheniformis DSM13 , Bioresource technology, Elsevier,101,10,3635-3641.
49 Reddy, MS., Desai, S., Sayyed, RZ., Sarma, YR., Rao, VK., Reddy, BC., Reddy, KRK., Podile, AR., Kloepper, JW., (2010) , Plant Growth Promotion by Rhizobacteria for Sustaianble Agriculture , , Scientific Publishers,,,.
48 Sashidhar, Burla., Podile, Appa Rao., (2009) , Transgenic expression of glucose dehydrogenase in Azotobacter vinelandii enhances mineral phosphate solubilization and growth of sorghum seedlings , Microbial biotechnology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK,2,4,521-529.
47 Sripriya, Paranthaman., Vedantam, Lakshmi Vasudev., Podile, Appa Rao., (2009) , Involvement of mitochondria and metacaspase elevation in harpinPssېinduced cell death of Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Journal of cellular biochemistry, Wiley Online Library,107,6,1150-1159.
46 Tarafdar, Pradip K., Vedantam, Lakshmi Vasudev., Kondreddy, Anil., Podile, Appa Rao., Swamy, Musti J., (2009) , Biophysical investigations on the aggregation and thermal unfolding of harpinPss and identification of leucine-zipper-like motifs in harpins , Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Proteins and Proteomics, Elsevier,1794,11,1684-1692.
45 Kumar, Guguloth Mahesh., Mamidala, Praveen., Podile, Appa Rao., (2009) , Regulation of Polygalacturonase-inhibitory proteins in plants is highly dependent on stress and light responsive elements , Plant Omics, ,2,6,238-249.
44 Podile, Appa Rao., Kishore, G Krishna., (2007) , Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria , Plant-associated bacteria, Springer, Dordrecht,,,195-230.
43 Tripura, Chaturvedula., Sashidhar, Burla., Podile, Appa Rao., (2007) , Ethyl Methanesulfonate MutagenesisEnhanced Mineral Phosphate Solubilization by Groundnut-Associated Serratia marcescens GPS-5 , Current microbiology, Springer-Verlag,54,2,79-84.
42 Anil, Kondreddy., Seshagirirao, Kottapalli., Podile, Appa Rao., (2007) , A simple, rapid and yet less expensive method to detect chitinase in agarose plates , Journal of biochemical and biophysical methods, Elsevier,70,4,683-684.
41 Tripura, C., Reddy, P Sudhakar., Reddy, MK., Sashidhar, B., Podile, AR., (2007) , Glucose dehydrogenase of a rhizobacterial strain of Enterobacter asburiae involved in mineral phosphate solubilization shares properties and sequence homology with other members of enterobacteriaceae , Indian journal of microbiology, Springer-Verlag,47,2,126-131.
40 Tripura, Chaturvedula., Podile, Appa Rao., (2007) , Properties of a chimeric glucose dehydrogenase improved by site directed mutagenesis , Journal of biotechnology, Elsevier,131,2,197-204.
39 Kishore, GK., Pande, S., Podile, AR., (2006) , Pseudomonas aeruginosa GSE 18 inhibits the cell wall degrading enzymes of Aspergillus niger and activates defence-related enzymes of groundnut in control of collar rot disease , Australasian Plant Pathology, Springer Netherlands,35,2,259-263.
38 Kishore, GK., Pande, S., Podile, AR., (2005) , Phylloplane bacteria increase seedling emergence, growth and yield of fieldېgrown groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) , Letters in applied microbiology, Blackwell Science Ltd Oxford, UK,40,4,260-268.
37 Kishore, G Krishna., Pande, S., Podile, AR., (2005) , Biological control of collar rot disease with broad-spectrum antifungal bacteria associated with groundnut , Canadian Journal of Microbiology, NRC Research Press Ottawa, Canada,51,2,123-132.
36 Kishore, GK., Pande, S., Podile, AR., (2005) , Chitinېsupplemented foliar application of Serratia marcescens GPS 5 improves control of late leaf spot disease of groundnut by activating defenceېrelated enzymes , Journal of Phytopathology, Blackwell Verlag GmbH Berlin, Germany,153,3,169-173.
35 Kishore, G Krishna., Pande, Suresh., Podile, Appa Rao., (2005) , Biological control of late leaf spot of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) with chitinolytic bacteria , Phytopathology, The American Phytopathological Society,95,10,1157-1165.
34 Manjula, K., Podile, AR., (2005) , Increase in seedling emergence and dry weight of pigeon pea in the field with chitin-supplemented formulations of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Kluwer Academic Publishers,21,6,1057-1062.
33 Kishore, G Krishna., Pande, S., Rao, J Narayana., Podile, AR., (2005) , Pseudomonas aeruginosa inhibits the plant cell wall degrading enzymes of Sclerotium rolfsii and reduces the severity of groundnut stem rot , European journal of plant pathology, Kluwer Academic Publishers,113,3,315-320.
32 Krishna Kishore, G., Pande, S., Podile, AR., (2005) , Management of late leaf spot of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) with chlorothalonilېtolerant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Plant pathology, Blackwell Science Ltd Oxford, UK,54,3,401-408.
31 Manjula, K., Podile, AR., (2005) , Production of fungal cell wall degrading enzymes by a biocontrol strain of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , , NISCAIR-CSIR, India,,,.
30 Tripura, CB., Sashidhar, B., Podile, AR., (2005) , Transgenic mineral phosphate solubilizing bacteria for improved agricultural productivity , Microbial Diversity Current Perspectives and Potential Applications, IK International Pvt. Ltd New Delhi,,,375-392.
29 Manjula, K., Kishore, G Krishna., Podile, AR., (2004) , Whole cells of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 proved more effective than cell-free and chitinase-based formulations in biological control of citrus fruit rot and groundnut rust , Canadian journal of microbiology, NRC Research Press Ottawa, Canada,50,9,737-744.
28 Gnanamanickam, SS., Podile, Appa Rao., (2003) , Overview of PGPR work in India , Proc. 6th International PGPR Workshop, ,,,43-45.
27 Ger, Mang-jye., Chen, Cheng-hsien., Hwang, Shaw-yhi., Huang, Hsiang-en., Podile, Appa Rao., Dayakar, Badri Venkata., Feng, Teng-yung., (2002) , Constitutive expression of hrap gene in transgenic tobacco plant enhances resistance against virulent bacterial pathogens by induction of a hypersensitive response , Molecular plant-microbe interactions, The American Phytopathological Society,15,8,764-773.
26 Gnanamanickam, Samuel S., (2002) , Biological control of crop diseases , , CRC Press,,,.
25 Kishore, GK., Podile, AR., (2002) , Transgenic microbial inoculants for sustainable agriculture. , Bioinoculants for sustainable agriculture and forestry: Proceedings of National Symposium held on February 16-18, 2001, Scientific Publishers (India),,,Sep-20.
24 Manjula, K., Podile, AR., (2001) , Chitin-supplemented formulations improve biocontrol and plant growth promoting efficiency of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , Canadian Journal of Microbiology, NRC Research Press Ottawa, Canada,47,7,618-625.
23 Podile, Appa Rao., Lin, Hao-Jan., Staniforth, Vanisree., Sripriya, Paranthaman., Chen, Long-Fang Oliver., Feng, Teng-Yung., (2001) , Conditional expression of harpinPsscauses yeast cell death that shares features of cell death pathway with harpinPss-mediated plant hypersensitive response (HR) , Physiological and molecular plant pathology, Academic Press,58,6,267-276.
22 Kishore, GK., Pande, S., Rao, JN., Podile, AR., (2001) , Biological control of crown rot of groundnut by Trichoderma harzianum and T. viride , International Arachis Newsletter, ,21,,39-40.
21 Podile, AR., Laxmi, VDV., (1998) , Seed Bacterization with Bacillus subtilis AF 1 Increases Phenylalanine Ammoniaېlyase and Reduces the Incidence of Fusarial Wilt in Pigeonpea , Journal of Phytopathology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK,146,5ې6,255-259.
20 Sailaja, PR., Podile, AR., Reddanna, P., (1998) , Biocontrol strain of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 rapidly induces lipoxygenase in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) compared to crown rot pathogen Aspergillus niger , European journal of plant pathology, Kluwer Academic Publishers,104,2,125-132.
19 Harish, S., Manjula, K., Podile, AR., (1998) , Fusarium udum is resistant to the mycolytic activity of a biocontrol strain of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , FEMS microbiology ecology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK,25,4,385-390.
18 Sailaja, PR., Podile, AR., (1998) , A phytoalexin is modified to less fungitoxic substances by crown rot pathogen in groundnut Arachis hypogaea L. , Indian journal of experimental biology, ,36,6,631-634.
17 Katz, AmyK., L Carrell, H., Desiraju, GautamR., (1998) , Synthesis, X-ray crystal structures and biological evaluation of some mono-and bi-cyclic 1, 3-diazetidin-2-ones: non-natural _-lactam analogues , Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1, Royal Society of Chemistry,,16,2597-2608.
16 Podile, AR., Prakash, AP., (1996) , Lysis and biological control of Aspergillus niger by Bacillus subtilis AF 1 , Canadian Journal of Microbiology, NRC Research Press Ottawa, Canada,42,6,533-538.
15 Podile, AR., Laxmi, VDV., Manjula, K., Sailaja, PR., Adholeya, A., Singh, S., (1995) , Bacillus subtilis AF1 as biocontrol PGPR: Towards understanding survival and mechanism of action , Mycorrhizae: Biofertilizers for the Future. TERI, New Delhi, India, ,,,506-509.
14 Podile, AR., (1994) , Survival of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 in the bacterized peanut rhizosphere and its influence on native microflora and seedling growth , World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Kluwer Academic Publishers,10,6,700-703.
13 Dube, HC., Prasad, GS., Podile, AR., (1990) , Cell wall degrading enzymes of vascular wilt fungi. , Cell wall degrading enzymes of vascular wilt fungi., Today & Tomorrow\'s Printers and Publishers,,,155-163.
12 Dube, HC., Prasad, GS., Podile, AR., (1990) , on the other hand, produce an array of enzymes capable of detecting and cleaving the cell wall polymers. There is evidence to show that cell walls are , Perspectives in Mycological Research: Prof. GP Agarwal Festschrift Volume, Today and Tomorrow Publisher,2,,155.
11 Dube, HC., Podile, AR., (1989) , Biological control of microbial plant pathogens , Indian Rev Life Sci, ,9,,15-30.
10 Podile, AR., Dube, HC., (1988) , Plant growth-promoting activity of Bacillus subtilis AF1 , Current science, Current Science Association,,,183-186.
9 Podile, AR., Kumar, Dileep., Dube, HC., (1988) , Antibiotic of rhizobacteria against some plant pathogens , Indian Journal of Microbiology, ,28,01-Feb,108-111.
8 Prasad, GS., Podile, AR., Dube, HC., (1988) , Immobilization of cell wall degrading enzymes by isolated host and non-host cell walls. , Current science. Bangalore, ,57,13,723-724.
7 Kumar, BS Dileep., Podile, AR., Dube, HC., (1988) , Antagonistic activity of Bacillus subtilis towards Rhizopus nigricans , Journal of Biological Control, ,2,1,42-44.
6 Podile, AR., Prasad, GS., Dube, HC., (1987) , Partial Characterization of Antagonistic Principle of Bacillus subtilis AFI , Journal of Biological Control, ,1,1,60-65.
5 Prabakaran, K., Podile, AR., Dube, HC., (1987) , Cellulase production by Penicillium islandicum , Indian botanical reporter: IBR, ,,,.
4 Podile, AR., Dube, HC., (1987) , Antagonism of Bacillus subtilis to Phytophthora drechsleri f. sp. cajani , Indian Phytopathology, ,40,4,503-506.
3 Podile, AR., Prasad, GS., Dube, HC., (1985) , Bacillus subtilis as antagonist to vascular wilt pathogens , Current Science, ,54 (17),,864-865.
2 Podile, AR., Dube, HC., (1985) , Effect of Bacillus subtilis on the growth of vascular wilt fungi , Current science, ,54,24,1282-1283.
1 T PAUL, SILAS., PODILE, AR., DUBE, HC., (1985) , Cellulases of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria , Indian Phytopathology, ,38,2,237-239.
Patent No/Application No Patent Title Authors Applied Year Granting Year
201741034005. BIOPESTICIDE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING STABLE HARPINPSS LOADED CHITOSAN NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS THEREOF A.R. Podile and Sandhya Rani N 2017 IN-PROCESS
321056 A PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIZING HIGHER CHAIN CHITOOLIGOSACCHARIDES (CHOS), A.R. Podile and P.Purushotham 2011 2019
202041016938 CHITOSAN BASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL LIQUID BIOFERTILIZERS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF A.R. Podile, A. Sravani, and E.V.V. Ramprasad 2020 IN-PROCESS
Title Year Duration Amount(In Lakhs) PI/I
DBT-Centre for Microbial Informatics (DBT-CMI) (approved by the Taskforce, DBT; awaiting financial sanction) 2021 5 176 Prof. H.A.Nagarajaram (PI), Prof. Appa Rao Podile (Co-PI), Prof. Dayananda Siddavattam (Co-PI), Prof. Ch Venkataramana (Co-PI), Dr. Pankaj Singh (Co-PI), Dr. Vivek (Co-PI), Dr. Manjari Kiran (Co-PI)
DBT-Development of environmentally benign nano-formulations for improved bioactive metabolites in selected aromatic plants 2020 3 57.4 Prof. Appa Rao Podile (PI); Dr. V.V.S.S. Srikanth (Co-PI)
DST-SERB - The core root-associated microbiome of pigeon pea under the influence of host genotype, beneficial bacteria and abiotic stress 2018 3 31 Prof. Appa Rao Podile (PI)
DST- JC Bose Fellowship - Chitooligosaccharides and immunity in plants 2018 5 95 Prof. Appa Rao Podile (PI)

1.          Nominated Member, CDFD Society, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, 2021–2024

2.                Member, Research Advisory Council, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar, 2021 onwards

3.                Member, Executive Council, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, 2021 onwards

4.                EC Member, Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) Committee, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, 2019

5.                Adjunct Chair Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2019 onwards

6.                Participant, Fulbright-US India Education Foundation sponsored “Fulbright Academic Administrators Seminar”, November 2019

7.                President, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2018-2019

8.                Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi 2017

9.                Millennium Plaques of Honour, Indian Science Congress Association, Jan 2017 (presented by Prime Minister of India)

10.            Honoris Causa, D.Sc. by the Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, February 2017

11.            Foundation day lecture at Institute of Science and Technology, Guwahati, Nov 2016

12.            Platinum Jubilee Lecture, Botany Section, Indian Science Congress Association, Jan 2016, Mysore University

13.            Tata Innovation Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, April 2014-2018

14.            Elected Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Jan 2014

15.            Best Faculty Researcher Award, Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society, 2014

16.            Co-Chair, DBT Taskforce on “Bioagents for Agriculture”, March 2013-March 2014

17.            Elected Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2012

18.            Life Time Achievement Award in Biotechnology, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2012

19.            Member, Research Advisory Council, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau, U.P. 2011-2014

20.            Associate Editor, Australasian Plant Pathology, Springer, 2011-2014

21.            Elected Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2010

22.            Elected Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 2007

23.            Elected Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad 2007

24.            Honorary Fellow, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2007

25.            Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 2005.

26.            President, Central Chapter, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2002.

27.            Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi -1998

1.                Life Time Achievement Award by the Academy for Science, Technology and Communication, Hyderabad, Feb 2020

2.                K.C. Mehta Memorial Biennial Award, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi 2018

3.                J. C. Bose Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2018

4.                Millennium Plaques of Honour, Indian Science Congress Association, Jan 2017 (presented by Prime Minister of India)

5.                Tata Innovation Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, April 2014

6.                Best Faculty Researcher Award, Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society, 2014

7.                Prof. G. Rangaswami Award in Agricultural Microbiology, Association of Microbiologists of India, Nov 2013

8.                Life Time Achievement Award in Biotechnology, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2012

9.                Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 2005.

10.            Goyal Science Foundation’s Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Award in Agriculture, Biological control of fungal diseases of plants, 1998

 

Awards to graduate students:

 

1.                Dr. J. Madhuprakash, NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 2018

2.                Dr. J. Madhuprakash, Mahesh Kumar Prize for best research paper in Department of Plant Sciences, 2016

3.                Dr. J. Madhuprakash, Braconnot Prize for Best Ph.D. thesis on Chitin from European Chitin Society, 2015

4.                Dr. J. Madhuprakash, Young Scientist Award in Life Sciences including Agricultural Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 2014

5.                Dr. P. Purushotham, Young Scientist Award in Life Sciences including Agricultural Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 2012

6.                Dr. Battepati Uma, MJ Narasimhan Academic Contest Winner, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2012

7.                Dr. T. Swaroopa Rani, MJ Narasimhan Academic Contest Winner, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2011

 Note: In addition to these awards, several graduate students got best poster/best oral presentation awards at different national/international conferences

 

   Prof. Appa Rao Podile’s lab is engaged in research in the area of molecular plant-microbe interactions. His research group focuses on molecular interactions of rhizosphere bacteria with plants using metagenomic approaches, bioprocess development for production of chitooligosaccharides by enzymatic methods, nanotechnology for crop protection, etc. 

        Research Highlights:

-        Molecular biology of plant-PGPR interactions

-        Rhizosphere microbiome of legumes

-        Bacterial chitinases for production of chitooligosaccharides:

o   Transglycosylation by bacterial chitinases for the synthesis of long-chain chitooligosaccharides

o   Chimeric chitinases, domain-swapping, protein engineering approaches to devise new and efficient chitinases


 

  1. Mr. Bhuvana Chandra, B. 2020. Biochemical, biophysical and in silico characterization of a novel chitosanase and chitinases from bacterial sources
  2. Mr. Mohan Krishna, M. 2019. Transglycosylation by chitinases from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae and apoptotic activity of chitooligosaccharides on breast cancer cells
  3. Ms. Sravani, A. 2018. Groundnut plant growth promoting rhizobacteria interactions: Changes in root exudates, root proteome and bacterial cell wall proteome.
  4. Ms. Sravana Sandhya, N. 2018. Chitosan nanoparticles–based approach to study induced defense responses, bioavailability and localization of harpinpss in tomato.
  5. Mr. Sippi Issac, K. 2017. Induction of defense responses in tobacco harpin bio-functionalized nanoparticles.
  6. Mr. Papa Rao V.  2016. Characterization of unique chitinases from Serratia marcescens GPS5 and Flavobacterium johnsoniae Uw101.
  7. Mr. Subhanarayan Das. 2015. Biochemical characterization of chitinolytic enzymes and evaluation of chitooligosaccharides generated by a chitosanase of plant growth promoting Paenibacillus elgii.
  8. Mr. Madhuprakash Jogi. 2014. Structural and mutational analysis of transglycosylation by chitinase D of Serratia proteamaculans.
  9. Ms. Manjeet Kaur. 2014. Auxiliary role of bacterial chitin binding proteins in chitin digestion.
  10. Ms. T. Swaroopa Rani, T. 2013. Non-host resistance-associated proteome changes in Cirtus-Xanthomonas interactions. 
  11. Ms. B. Uma. 2013.Biochemical and molecular analyses of apoplastic defenses in tomato non-host resistance.
  12. Ms. K. Suma. 2012. Characterization of chitinases and a hexosaminidase from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia k279a.
  13. Mr. P. Purushotham. 2011. Hydrolytic and transglycosylation activities of Serratia proteamaculans on chitinous substrates.
  14. Mr. K. Anil.  2011. Elicitor-mediated defense responses in groundnut and tobacco.
  15. Mr. Debashish Dey. 2010. Induction of male sterility and disease resistance with the expression of harpinPss in transgenic tobacco.
  16. Mr. V.L. Vasudev. 2009. Harpin-mediated cell death: Studies on events of cell death and biophysical features of harpinPss.
  17. Ms. Ch. Neeraja. 2009. Cloning and characterization of chimeric Bacillus chitinases using domain-swapping.
  18. Mr. B. Sashidhar. 2008. Mutagenic and transgenic approaches to manipulate mineral phosphate solubilization with special reference to glucose dehydrogenase.
  19. Ms. B. Madhuri. 2006. Expression of hrpZ under developmentally regulated promoters to induce male sterility in tobacco. 
  20. Ms. C.B. Tripura. 2006. Molecular approach to alter the properties of the membrane-bound glucose dehydrogenase of Gram negative bacteria associated with mineral phosphate solubilization.
  21. Ms. P. Sripriya. 2005. Characterization of cell death of Saccharomyces cerevisiae caused by the harpin of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae.
  22. Mr. G. Krishna Kishore. 2004. Selection, characterization and application of fungicide-tolerant or chitinolytic bacteria for control of fungal diseases of groundnut with special reference to the late leaf spot.
  23. Mr. N.C. Shreeram. 2004. Molecular analysis of genomes in interspecific hybrids of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R Br.)  Co-supervisor with Prof. N.C. Subrahmanyam.
  24. Ms. K. Manjula. 2000. Characterization of chitinolytic activity of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 and its use in development of improved formulations for plant growth and disease control. 
  1. Participated in the Webinar on DBT-TERI Ideation Platform (A platform initiated by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India and taken forward by TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre, on April 24, 2020
  2. Chief Guest at the Webinar on “World Environmental Day” organized by the Department of Botany, Hindu College, Guntur, and delivered lecture on “Living with the Virus”, on June 5, 2020.
  3. Participated in the webinar on ‘The Quality of Research Publications’ organized by Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda  June 16, 2020
  4. Participated in the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy-2020 organized by UGC/MHRD on  August 7, 2020
  5. Participated in the One-Day International Webinar on Mahatma Gandhi on the Theme: "Peace from Within to Global Peace in Gandhian Framework" jointly organized by the UoH, Gandhi-King Global Initiative Stanford University, USA and the Gandhi-King Foundation, Hyderabad, India on August 31, 2020
  6. Chief Guest at the inaugural of Faculty Development Programme, Higher Education Department, Andhra Pradesh on September 7, 2020.
  7. Chief Guest at the Valedictory of  International e-conference - OU - Advances in Microbial Biotechnology and Bio-therapeutics (AMTB) on September 12, 2020
  8. Participated in the U.S. India International Dialogue Series on National Education Policy: India’s National Education Policy 2020 and Road Ahead for Internationalization of Higher Education organized by the Indian School of Business and the US Consulate on September 24, 2020
  9. Panelist at the  webinar on “NEP 2020: A Paradigm Shift in Content and Intent- A Look into Higher Education” organized by the VNR Vignana Jyoti Institute of Engineering & Technology on November 21, 2020
  10. Chief Guest at the 6th India International Science Festival organized virtually by the CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Technology on December 1, 2020
  11. Keynote Lecture at 61st Annual International Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) and Indian Network for Soil Contamination and Research (INSCR), jointly organized by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), University of Delhi, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in virtual mode on February 3, 2021
  12. Delivered Science Day Lecture on “Soil, plants, and livestock –– \'metaecosystem\'” at National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad, on February 27, 2021
  13. Delivered the Keynote Address in the 9th Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society Symposium in virtual mode on February 28, 2021
  14. Delivered the inaugural address  at the "Indo-German Workshop on Advanced Automotive Steels (IGWAAS-2021)"  on March 4, 2021 

Presently Working:
1.            Dr. Vishakha Pandey, UGC-DS Kothari PDF (Apr 2019 onwards)
2.            Dr. E.V.V. Ramprasad, CSIR Pool Scientist (SRA) (Jun 2019 onwards)

Former Post-Docs:
1.            Dr. Dokku Sivaramakrishna, UGC-DS Kothari PDF (Jun 2016 – May 2019)
2.            Dr. B. Ramakrishna Goud, UGC-DS Kothari PDF (Apr 2015 – Mar 2018)
3.            Dr. Anjali Bose, UGC-DS Kothari PDF (Jan 2014 – Nov 2016)
4.            Dr. Sadaf Kalam, DST-Women Scientist A (May 2013 – May 2016)
5.            Dr. J. Madhuprakash, EU Project RA (Jun 2015 – Aug 2015)
6.            Dr. T. Swaroopa Rani, DBT Project Overheads (Jan 2014 – Mar 2014)
7.            Dr. N. Jalaja, DBT Project RA (Apr 2013 – Apr 2014)
8.            Dr. V.R.V. Narayana Rao, DBT Project RA (Sep 2012 – Mar 2013)
9.            Dr. Swarnalee Dutta, DBT CREBB PDF; DBT RA (Jun 2008 – Aug 2012)

Projects Completed in the last 10 Years

  • DBT- “India-UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre (IUNFC)” as a PI of a project coordinated by Dr. D.L.N. Rao, IISS, Bhopal, Rs. 84.16 lakhs for Prof. Podile’s lab at Univ. of Hyderabad, (June 2016–December 2019)
  • DBT-TATA Innovation “Preparation and evaluation of long-chain chitooligosaccharides (CHOS) – induced innate immunity in plants” (Rs. 36 lakhs) 2015–2019
  • European Union – NanoBioengineering of Bioinspired Biopolymers “Nano3Bio”, (Euro 1,40,000 for Prof. Podile’s lab – total: 9 million Euro; Involves 22 partners – including 8 academic partners and 14 Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs from Europe) 2013–2017.
  • DBT-Development and scale-up of a bioprocess for production of chitooligosaccharides using recombinant chitinases (Total cost Rs. 46 lakhs) 2013–2016
  • BIRAC-supported project jointly with Sri Biotech on “Development and commercialization of bioweedicide for rice weeds” April 2014 – Feb 2015 (closed because the industrial partner has sold out company), Rs. 40 lakhs at University of Hyderabad
  • DBT- Molecular basis of groundnut-PGPR interaction and development of liquid formulation, (Total cost Rs. 64 lakhs) 2012–2015
  • DBT – Elicitor-loaded nanoparticles for crop protection (Total cost Rs. 62 lakhs) 2010–2014
  • CSIR – Selection of suitable combination of chitosan and PGPR for tomato and elucidate the mechanism using molecular approaches (Rs. 23 lakhs) 2010–2013

1.        Kalam S, Basu A, Podile AR (2022). Difficult-to-culture bacteria in the rhizosphere: The underexplored signature microbial groups. Pedosphere. 32(1):75-89.

2.        Ramakrishna B, Sarma PV, Ankati S, Bhuvanachandra B, Podile AR (2021). Elicitation of defense response by transglycosylated chitooligosaccharides in rice seedlings. Carbohydrate Research. 510:108459.

3.        Jorrin B, Maluk M, Atoliya N, Kumar SC, Chalasani D, Tkacz A, Singh P, Basu A, Pullabhotla S, Kumar M, Mohanty SR, East AK, Ramachandran VK, James EK, Podile AR, Saxena AK, Rao D and Poole PS (2021) Genomic Diversity of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) Endosymbionts in India and Selection of Potential Strains for Use as Agricultural Inoculants. Frontiers in Plant Sciences. 12:680981.

4.        Vora SM, Ankati S, Patole C, Podile AR, Archana G (2021). Alterations of primary metabolites in root exudates of intercropped Cajanus cajan–Zea mays modulate the adaptation and proteome of Ensifer (Sinorhizobium) fredii NGR234. Microbial Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-021-01818-4   

5.        Chalasani D, Basu A, Sarma PVSRN, Jorrin B, Neal A, Poole PS, Podile AR, Tkacz A (2021). Poor competitiveness of Bradyrhizobium in pigeon pea root colonisation in Indian soils. mBio. 12(4): e00423-21.

6.        Mallakuntla MK, Penugurti V, Manavathi B, Podile AR (2021). Chitooligosaccharides induce apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications. 2: 100077. Doi: 10.1016/j.carpta.2021.100077.

7.        Bijlani S, Singh NK, Eedara VV, Podile AR, Mason CE, Wang CC, Venkateswaran K (2021). Methylobacterium ajmalii sp. nov., isolated from the International Space Station. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12:639396.

8.        Mallakuntla MK, Podile AR (2021). Catalytic efficiency of a multi-domain transglycosylating chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae (EcChi2) is influenced by polycystic kidney disease domains. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 143:109702.

9.        Bhuvanachandra B, Sivaramakrishna D, Alim S, Preethiba G, Rambabu S, Swamy MJ, Podile AR (2021). New Class of Chitosanase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens for the Generation of Chitooligosaccharides. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  69(1):78-87.

10.     Mallakuntla MK, Vaikuntapu PR, Bhuvanachandra B, Podile AR (2020). Selection and mutational analyses of the substrate interacting residues of a chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae (EcChi2) to improve transglycosylation. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 165:2432-2

11.     Dokku S, Bhuvanachandra B, Nadendla, SR, Podile AR (2020). Efficient conversion of alpha-chitin by multi-modular chitinase from Chitiniphilus shinanonensis with KOH and KOH-urea pretreatment. Carbohydrate Polymers. 250: 116923.

12.     Kalam S, Basu A, Podile AR (2020). Functional and molecular characterization of plant growth promoting Bacillus isolates from tomato rhizosphere. Heliyon. 6: e04734.

13.     Rani TS, Madhuprakash J, Podile AR (2020). Chitinase-E from Chitiniphilus shinanonensis generates chitobiose from chitin flakes. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 163: 1037-1043.

14.     Podile, A.R., Basu, A. (2020). Opportunities, Challenges and Directions in Science and Technology for Tackling COVID-19. Trans Indian Natl. Acad. Eng. 5: 97–101.

15.     Madhuprakash J, Rani TS, Podile AR, Eijsink V, Sorlie M (2020). Thermodynamic insights into the role of aromatic residues in chitooligosaccharide binding to the transglycosylating chitinase-D from Serratia proteamaculans. BBA - Proteins and Proteomics 1868(7): 140414.

16.     Dokku S, Bhuvanachandra B, Mallakuntla MK, Das SN, Ramakrishna B, Podile AR. (2020). Pretreatment with KOH and KOH-urea enhanced hydrolysis of alpha-chitin by an endo-chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae. Carbohydrate Polymers. 235:115952. 

17.     Bhuvanachandra B, Podile AR (2020). A transglycosylating chitinase from Chitiniphilus shinanonensis (CsChiL) hydrolyzes chitin in a processive manner. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 145:1-10.

18.     Basa S, Nampally M, Honorato T, Das SN, Podile AR, El Gueddari NE, Moerschbacher BM (2020). The pattern of acetylation defines the priming activity of chitosan tetramers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142(4):1975-1986

19.     Nerusu A, Vaikuntapu PR, Chinthapalli DK, Podile AR, Subramanyam R (2020). Truncated domains of human serum albumin improve the binding efficiency of uremic toxins: A surface plasmon resonance and computational approach. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 155:1216-1225. 

20.     Ankati, S. and Podile, A.R. (2019). Metabolites in the root exudates of groundnut change during interaction with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in a strain-specific manner. J. Plant Physiol. 243:153057. 

21.     Manjeet K, Madhuprakash J, Mormann M, Moerschbacher BM, Podile AR (2019). A carbohydrate binding module-5 is essential for oxidative cleavage of chitin by a multi-modular lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis serovar kurstaki. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 127:649-656. 

22.     Madhuprakash J, Dalhus B, Vaaje-Kolstad G, Sakuda S, Podile AR, Eijsink VG, Sorlie M (2019). Structural and thermodynamic signatures of ligand binding to the enigmatic chitinase D of Serratia proteamaculans. J. Phys. Chem B. 123(10):2270-2279.

23.     Ankati, S., Rani, T.S. and Podile, A.R. (2019) Changes in root exudates and root proteins in groundnut–Pseudomonas sp. interaction contribute to root Colonization by bacteria and defense response of the host. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 38(2):523-538. 

24.     Vaikuntapu, P.R., Mallakuntla, M.K., Das, S.N., Bhuvanachandra. B., Ramakrishna, B., Nadendla, S.R. and A.R. Podile. (2018) Applicability of endochitinase of Flavobacterium johnsoniae with transglycosylation activity in generating long-chain chitooligosaccharides. Int J Biol Macromol. 117: 62-71. 

25.     Ramakrishna, B., Vaikuntapu, P., Mallakuntla, M.K., Bhuvanachandra, B., Sivaramakrishna, D., Uikey, S. and A.R. Podile. (2018) Carboxy-terminal glycosyl hydrolase 18 domain of a carbohydrate active protein of Chitinophaga pinensis is a non-processive exochitinase. Int J Biol Macromol. 115:1225-1232. 

26.     Madhuprakash, J., Dalhus, B., Rani, T.S., A.R. Podile, Eijsink V.G.H. and Sorlie M. (2018) Key residues affecting transglycosylation activity in family 18 chitinases: Insights into donor and acceptor subsites. Biochemistry. 57(29):4325-4337. 

27.     Ankati, S., and Podile, A.R. (2018) Understanding plant-beneficial microbe interactions for sustainable agriculture. Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops. 27(2):93-105. 

28.     Sravani, A., Rani, T.S. and Podile, A.R. (2018) Partner-triggered proteome changes in the cell wall of Bacillus sonorensis and roots of groundnut benefit each other. Microbiological Research. 217:91-100. 

29.     Sandhya R. N, Swaroopa R. T, Papa Rao V, Rajesh Rao M, A.R. Podile (2018) HarpinPss encapsulation in chitosan nanoparticles for improved bioavailability and disease resistance in tomato. Carbohydrate Polymers 199: 11-19. 

30.     Bhuvanachandra B, Madhuprakash J, and A.R. Podile (2018) Active-site mutations improved the transglycosylation activity of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia chitinase A. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Proteins and Proteomics. 1866 (3), 407-414. 

31.     Thilagar G., Bagyaraj D J., Podile A.R. and Papa Rao V. (2018). Bacillus sonorensis, a novel plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium in improving growth, nutrition and yield of chilly (Capsicum annuum L.). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. 88, 813-818. 

32.     Gayatri, G., Agurla S., Kuchitsu, K., Anil, K., Podile, A.R., and Raghavendra, A.S.  (2017) Stomatal Closure and Rise in ROS/NO of Arabidopsis guard Cells by Tobacco Microbial Elicitors: Cryptogein and Harpin. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 8, 1096 

33.     Kalam, S., Das, S.N., Basu, A. and Podile, A.R., (2017) Population densities of indigenous Acidobacteria change in the presence of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in rhizosphere. Journal of Basic Microbiology 57 (5), 376-385. 

34.     Mallakuntla, M.K., Vaikuntapu, P.R., Bhuvanachandra, B., Das, S.N and Podile, A.R. (2017) Transglycosylation by a chitinase from Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae generates longer chitin oligosaccharides. Scientific Reports 7(1), 5113. 

35.     Das SN, Martin W, Pavan Kumar N, Bhuvanachandra B, Ramana N, Balamurugan R, Swamy MJ, Moerschbache BM and A.R. Podile (2016). Amino groups of chitosan are crucial for binding to a family 32 carbohydrate binding module of a chitosanase from Paenibacillus elgii. Journal of Biological Chemistry 291(36):18977-18990. 

36.     Vaikuntapu PR, Rambabu S, Madhuprakash J and A.R. Podile (2016). A new chitinase-D from a plant growth promoting Serratia marcescens GPS5 for enzymatic conversion of chitin. Bioresource Technology, 199: 200-207. 

37.     Kalam S, Lodha T., Nirosha P., Podile A. R., Sasikala Ch and Ramana Ch. V. (2016). Paenibacillus arachidis sp. nov., isolated from groundnut seeds. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 66: 2923-2928. 

38.     Deepika, K.V., Kalam, S., Sridhar, P.R., Podile, A.R. and Brahmachari, P.V. (2016). Optimization of rhamnolipid biosurfactant production by mangrove sediment bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 5: 38-47.