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Rashmi Rathour
Jawaharlal Nehru University
MetagenomicsBiodegradationChemistryPhthalic acidHalophile
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#1Manish Kumar (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 8
#2Rashmi Rathour (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Excessive utilization of synthetic plastics has led to a major detrimental impact on the environment. Plastic pollution and accumulation in water bodies have threatened the survival of marine life. Plastic pollution can be prevented by using biopolymers that are eco-friendly and can be naturally produced by certain living organisms. The biopolymers have environmental advantages over synthetic plastics, such as biodegradability and biocompatibility. In comparison to plants and other micr...
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#1Rashmi Rathour (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
#2Juhi Gupta (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 4
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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: The environment of a high altitude brackish water lake presents an unprecedented reservoir for the microbial community with adaptability towards surviving stressful conditions. Pangong lake is a high altitude brackish water lake of the Himalayas situated in the eastern part of Ladakh (Indian Tibet), at the height of 4250 m above the sea level. Shotgun metagenomics sequencing of Pangong Lake sediments was performed to examine the taxonomic diversity and functional adaptations of the resident ps...
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#1Manish Kumar (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 1
#1Manish Kumar (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 8
Last. Daniel C.W. Tsang (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 49
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Abstract The current review explores the potential application of algal biomass for the production of biofuels and bio-based products. The variety of processes and pathways through which bio-valorization of algal biomass can be performed are described in this review. Various lipid extraction techniques from algal biomass along with transesterification reactions for biodiesel production are briefly discussed. Processes such as the pretreatment and saccharification of algal biomass, fermentation, ...
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#1Juhi Gupta (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 4
#2Rashmi Rathour (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract With surmounting urbanization and industrialization, the load of harmful and toxic pollutants is continuously increasing. Microbial biopolymers, such as extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) produced by a broad range of microbial taxa, are potential alternatives to aid the process of waste bioremediation with a better efficiency. EPS are high-molecular weight substances composed of mainly polysaccharides and proteins present either in homo or heteropo...
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#1Manish Kumar (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 8
#1Manish Kumar (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 22
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract The increasing load on the ecosystem with activities, such as deforestation, exploited land use, industrialization, and excess waste generation, leads to a global climate shift, which is one of the leading environmental issues of the world today. The basic biomolecules for the production of biofuel include fatty acids, alcohols, and alkanes. Biodiesel is composed of monoalkyl esters of higher chain of fatty acids, produced though the transesterification reaction by alcohol in the presen...
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#1Arti Mishra (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
#2Rashmi Rathour (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are universal environmental contaminants of great concern with regard to their potential exposure and deleterious effect on human health. The current study is the first report of phenanthrene degradation by a psychrotolerant (15 °C), halophilic (5% NaCl), and alkalophilic (pH 8) bacterial strain Zhihengliuella sp. ISTPL4, isolated from the sediment sample of the Pangong Lake, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Degradation studies revealed that the optimum s...
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#1Juhi Gupta (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 4
#2Rashmi Rathour (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract The present study demonstrates EPS production by Cupriavidus sp. ISTL7 along with its capability to remediate a toxic carbamate pesticide, carbofuran. The strain ISTL7 efficiently degraded approximately 98% of carbofuran (400 ppm) within 96 h. GC–MS analysis showed catabolic metabolites of degradation which included carbofuran-7-phenol, methylamine, 2-hydroxy-3-(3-methylpropan-2-ol)benzene-N-methyl-carbamate etc. EPS production from the mineral medium supplemented with carbofuran was ob...
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#1Juhi Gupta (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 4
#2Bhawna Tyagi (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 1
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Globally, there are concerning trends of waste generation as we progress towards a more developed society. India, the second most populous country, is on the edge of being the fifth largest economy in the world. In the last five decades, its metropolitanization has increased by approximately 10% and would further rise to 20% by 2026. The increasing urbanization and evolving lifestyles, food habits, and standards prompt such exponential expansion of robust waste. It is basically answerable for th...
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#1Rashmi Rathour (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
#2Juhi Gupta (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 4
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract The present study demonstrates pyrene degradation by a pshychrophilic bacterial strain, Shewanella sp. ISTPL2 isolated from Pangong lake, Ladakh, India. The ISTPL2 strain showed highest specific growth rate at 500 ppm with 93% extent of degradation. Pyrene metabolic pathway was confirmed from metabolites such as 4,5-dihydroxypyrene, 2-carboxybenzalpyruvate, phthalic acid and salicylic acid obtained from pyrene degradation. Soil microcosm was set up with different concentration of pyrene...
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#1Khushboo Khosla (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 3
#2Rashmi Rathour (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 5
Last. Indu Shekhar Thakur (JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract An extracellular lipase was purified and characterized from psychrotolerant bacterium Pseudomonas sp. ISTPL3 isolated from Pangong lake. Lipase was purified by sequential methods of ammonium sulphate precipitation, dialysis, DEAE-cellulose ion exchange chromatography and Sephadex G-100 gel filtration chromatography, resulting in a purification fold of 6.53 and yield of 5.45%. The molecular weight was approximately 31 kDa. The purified lipase was used for transesterification of lipids pr...
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