Agricultural Biotechnology, Biocontrol, Bacterial Siderophore


Feb 12, 2013 (4 years and 4 months ago)


Department of Microbiology
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M.Sc., Ph.D. (Microbiology)
Post Doctoral Fellow (UGC)

19 Years at PG and UG Level

Department of Microbiology,
DSM College, P.O.Box, 54,
PARBHANI (M.S.) 431401




1. Manwar, A. V., Vaigankar, P. D., Bhonge, L. S. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2000) In vitro suppression
of plant pathogens by siderophores of fluorescent Pseudomonas. Ind. J. Microbiol., 40(2), 109-112.
2. Manwar, A. V., Chaudhari, B. L., Talegaonkar, S. K. and Chincholkar, S. B. (1999) In vitro
suppression of phytopathogens by siderophores of fluorescent Pseudomonads. Proceedings of
National Symposium on Perspectives in Biotechnology, (Reddy, S. M., Digambar Rao and
Vidyavati Eds.), Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India. pp. 31-34.
3. Khandelwal, S. R., Manwar, A. V., Chaudhari, B. L., Talegaonkar. S. K. and Chincholkar, S. B.
(2000) Dynamism of siderophoregenic Bradyrhizobia in soybean yield improvement, In:
Proceeding's of “International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology: Trade and Public Policy”
(Eds. Vankateshwar Rao, L. and Malik, V. P) at Osmania University, Hyderabad. (Electronic
version on
4. Manwar A. V., Khandelwal S. R., Chaudhari B. L., Kothari R. M. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2001)
Generic technology for assured biocontrol of groundnut infections leading to its yield
improvement, Chemical Weekly, Vol. XL VI (26): 157-158.
5. Manwar A. V., Khandelwal, S. R., Chaudhari, B. L. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2001) Plant growth
promoting rhizobacteria for biocontrol of plant diseases (Deshmukh, A. M. Ed.) In Biological
control of pests, Deshmukh Publishers, Karad,pp. 57-68.
6. Khandelwal, S. R., Manwar, A. V., Chaudhari, B. L., and Chincholkar, S. B. (2002) Dynamic
activity of siderophoregenic Bradyrhizobium japonicum NCIM 2746 in growth enhancement and
yield improvement of soybean; in Frontiers in Mictobial Biotechnology and plant pathology,
(Ed. C. Manoharachary, D. K. Purohit, S. Ram Reddy, M. A. Singara Charya and S. Girishan),
Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur., pp. 215-220
7. Manwar, A. V., Talegaonkar, S. K. and Chincholkar, S. B. (in press) Pseudomonads: A Biocontrol
agent for future. In: Plant Biotechnology, (Ed. Sadanandam), Warangal.
8. Manwar A. V., Khandelwal, S. R., Chaudhari, B. L., Meyer, J. M. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2004)
Siderophore production by a marine Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its antagonistic action against
phytopathogenic fungi., Applied Biochem. and Biotechnol., 118, 243 – 251.[IF= ]
9. Manwar A. V., Khandelwal, S. R., Chaudhari, B. L. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2001) "Secondary
Metabolites of Fluorescent Pseudomonads for control of fungal phytopathogens" (Ed.
Ganfavane, L.V. and Mukadam, D. S.), In: Commemoration volume of Dr. K.S. Deshpande,
Aurangabad, pp. 48-62.
10. Khandelwal, S. R., Manwar, A. V., Chaudhari, B. L. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2001)
Siderophoregenic Bradyrhizobia boost yield of soybean, Chemical Weekly XLVI (50), 157-158.
11. Manwar A. V., Khandelwal, S. R., Chaudhari, B. L. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2001) "Sideroplus":
A generic bio-product for assured biocontrol and biofertigation leading to improved groundnut
yield, Science Tech Entrepreneur, CEDMAP, Bhopal, 9(8), 36-37.
12. Khandelwal, S. R., Manwar, A. V., Chaudhari, B. L. and Chincholkar, S. B. (2002)
Siderophoregenic Bradyrhizobia boost yield of soybean, Applied Biochemistry and
Biotechnology, Vol. 102 (1-3), 155-168.
13. Chincholkar, S. B. and Manwar, A. V. (2006) Influence of Siderophoregenic Microorganisms on
the Nutritional Value Addition of Groundnut, In: Current Topics on Bioprocesses in Food
Industry (Ed. Christain Larroche, Ashok Pandey and Claude- Gilles Dussap) ASIA TECH
Publisher INC (API) New Delhi, 26-41. [ISBN: 81-87680-14-8]
14. Raut, L. A., Rakh, R. R., Wakte, P. S. and Manwar, A. V. (2008) Studies on screening and
isolation of siderophore producing microorganisms from soybean rhizosphere. Journal of
Microbial world, 10 (1), 96- 101. [ISSN 0972-1487]
15. Ardharpurkar, N., Manwar, A. V. (2009) In vitro studies on Rhizospheric organisms promoting
growth of soybean., Bionano frontier, Vol- 2 (1), 31-33. [ISSN 0974-0678]
16. Rakh, R. R., Dalvi, S., Raut, L. S. and Manwar, A. V. (2009) In vitro antagonistic effect of
Rhizospheric bacteria against Sclerotium rolfsii sacc. BIOINFOLET 6(3):280-281.
17. Rakh,R. R., L.S. Raut, S.M. Dalvi, S.C. Aithal and A.V. Manwar (2009) Efficacy of Secondary
Metabolites of Rhizospheric Isolate CA/RN Against Sclerotium rolfsii. Bionanofrontier Vol.2(2)
Pp. 13-17. [ISSN 0974-0678]
18. Ali, S. S. and Manwar A. V. (2009) Studies on Siderophore production by Bacterial Isolates
obtained from various soil Habitats., J. Microb. World 11(2), 150-154. [ISSN 0972-1487]
19. Kshirsagar, S. V., Aithal, S. C. and Manwar, A. V. (2010) Studies on Multifaceted Vibrio Sp.
Isolated from Alkaline and Saline Lonar Lake, Bionanofrontier, Vol.3(2) pp. 182-188. [ISSN
20. Khobragade, C. N., Ragini G, Bodade, Shankaraiah G. Konda, Bhaskar S. Dawane and Manwar
A V (2010) Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of novel pyrazolo [3,4-d] pyrimidin derivatives,
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45(4), 2635-2638.[IF=2.898]
21. Khobragade, C. N., Bodade Ragini and Manwar, A. V. (2010) Synthesis and Antioxidant
activity of some flavones derivatives., Asian J. Research Chem. 3(1): Jan-Mar, 139-141. [ISSN
22. Bodade R.G., S. D. Beedkar., A. V. Manwar and C. N. Khobragade (2010) Homology modeling
and Docking study of Xanthine oxidase of Arthrobacter sp. XL26., International Journal of
Biological Macromolecules, 47:298-303. [IF=2.2].
23. S. U. Pokalwar, M. K.

Mishra and A. V. Manwar (2010) Production of Cellulose by
Gluconacetobacter Sp. Recent Research in Science and Technology, 2(7), 14-19. [ISSN: 2076-5061].
24. Bhuktar, J. J., U. Kalia and A. V. Manwar (2010) Decolorization of textile sulfonated azodyes by
bacteria isolated from textile industry effluents, soil and sewage, Journal of pure and Applied
Microbiology, Vol 4(2), 617-622. [ISSN: 0973-7510]
25. Ardhapurkar, N. A. and A. V. Manwar (2011) Study on direct mechanism of growth promotion
of soybean, Asian Journal of Bio Sciences, Vol. 6(2), 191-193.[ISSN: 0973-4899]
26. S. U. Pokalwar, M. K.

Mishra and A. V. Manwar (2011) Production and optimization of
Bacterial cellulose by Gluconacetobacter intermedius isolated from Indian Grapes, Bionano
Frontier, Vol.4 (1), 23-27.[ISSN 0974-0678]
27. Aithal, S. C., A. A. Sawalikar and A. V. Manwar (2011) Production of fungal amyloglucosidase
by solid state fermentation using Agriculture Biomass, Bionano Frontier, Vol. 4(1), 31-35. [ISSN
28. Rakh, R. R., L. S. Raut, S. M. Dalvi,.. and Manwar, A. V (2011) Biological control of Sclerotium
rolfsii causing stem rot of Groundnut by Pseudomonas cf. monteilii 9, Recent Research in Science
and Technology, 3(3), 26-34. [ISSN: 2076-5061].
29. Bhuktar, J. J. and A. V. Manwar (2011) Comparative study on decolorization of DNB by pure
culture (IE1 and C1) and their consortium, Bionano Frontier, Vol. 4(2), 228-233. [ISSN 0974-
30. Kshirsagar, S. V. and Manwar A. V. (2011) Screening of siderophore producing Bacteria from
lonar lake, J. Microbial World, 13(2), 184-191 [ISSN 0972-1487].
31. Pokalwar S. U., Krishna Kataavarapu, Krishnanand Tiwari, Sunil N. Shebannavar, Maheshwari
K. Mishra and Manwar, A. V. (2011) Preparation and evaluation of bacterial cellulose
membrane as an alternative adherent surface material from mammalian cell culture,
International Journal of Current Research, 3(8): 58-61. [0975-833X].
32. Ardhapurkar N. A., and Manwar A. V. (2011) In vitro study of indirect mechanism of plant
growth promotion, Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 201(3): 174-180. [2231-
33. Ardhapurkar, N. A. and Manwar A. V. (2011) Study on phosphare solubilization by plant
growth promoting bacteria, Thematic journal of Environmental Science, 10-11. [ISSN- 2230-
34. Bhuktar, J. J. and Manwar A. V. (in press) Studies on Microbial decolorization and
degradation of DB71 and RBS Dye by bacterial isolate IE1, International Journal of
Biotechnology and Biosciences, Vol. (1), Oct-Dec., 2011, 437-443.[ISSN- 2231-0304]



1. Manwar A.V. (Ongoing): Working on Major Research project as (Co- Investigator) entitled
“EcologyHydrochemistry and Microbiology of Meteorite Impact creator Lonar Lake (MS)India”
sanctioned by UGC wide letter No. F. No. 34-457/2008 (SR) dated 29/12/2008 amounting Rs.
8,92,800/- only (Rupees Eight Lakh Ninety Two Thousand Eight Hundred only).

1. Manwar A.V. (Completed):A Minor research project entitled “Optimization of
SiderophoreProducton byfluorescent Pseudomonads”has been sanctioned amounting Rs.
65,000/- byUGC in April, 2004 and is completed in 2006.
2. Manwar A.V. (Ongoing):Working on Minor Research Project entitled “Biological
control ofsome fungal diseases of Groundnut” Sanctioned by SRTMU, Nanded(Rs.
28,800/-only) wide letter No. BCUD/Min.Uni./Science/2009-10/3859 dated



Received Direct UGC Teachers Fellowship Award under Eighth plan for doing Ph.D (Three
2. Received Post-Doctoral Fellowship from UGC wide Sanction Letter No. F. 31- 87(SC)
2007(SA-III) dated 31 March 2009 For Five Years.
3. Received First prize at Symposium on Biotechnology of plant protection at CAS in Botany
Department, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Feb., 25-27, 2000 for poster
4. Selected as Reader in Microbiology at SantGadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati,
wide Office order No. SGBAU/1/103/A-2489/2008, dt. 07.11.2008.

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Paper Publications in Journals: 34
Guided/Registered Students for Ph.D: 08 (04 Awarded)
Guided Students for M.Phil: 03
Conferences/Symposia/Seminars/Workshops Attended: 50

1. Member of board of studies (Microbiology) of Swami RamanandTeerthMarathwada
University, Nanded since 2001 (SRTMU/Acad/BOS/2000-2001/309-313).
2. Chairman, for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Examination work, Swami RamanandTeerthMarathwada
University, Nanded.
3. Member of Examination Panel for practical Examination at PG level, Dr.
BabasahebAmbedkarMarathwada University, Aurangabad.
4. Member of Examination Panel for practical Examination at UG and PG level, North
Maharashtra University, Jalgaon.
5. Member of Examination Panel for practical Examination at UG and PG level, Swami
RamanandTeerthMarathwada University, Nanded.
6. Member for syllabus setting committee at B. Sc. III year, North Maharashtra University,
7. Member for syllabus setting Sub-committee at M. Sc. I and II year, North Maharashtra
University, Jalgaon.
8. Member of paper setting committee at UG and PG level, Swami
RamanandTeerthMarathwada, University, Nanded.
9. Member of subject expert panel in the subject of Microbiology, SRTMU, Nanded.
10. Member, Teachers Association, Swami RamanandTeerthMarathwada University/College
Teachers Organization, Nanded.
11. Execuative member Maharashtra Under Privileged Teachers Association (MUPTA),
Parbhani Unit.
12. Life member of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) New Delhi, since 2001.
13. Life Member of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) Trivandrum, since 2004.
14. Life Member Alumni Association of students, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
15. Life member Indian Science Congress, Kolkotta.


Name of Research Scholar
Topic of Research

Progress of
Research Work

Mr. Rakh, R. R.

Investigation on Biological
Control of Major Groundnut
(Arachis hypogaea) Diseases.
Degree Awarded



Ms. Bodade, R. G.
Studies on Inhibition of
Microbial Xanthine Oxidase by
Broad Spectrum Flavones.
Degree Awarded 22.11.2010


Mr. Pokalwar, S. U

Studies on Cellulose Production
by using Bacteria.
Degree Awarded


Mrs. Bhuktar, J. J.

Studies on Microbial
Degradation of Selected Azo
Degree Awarded


Mrs. Ardhapurkar, N. A.

Studies on plant growth
promoting bacteria associated
with soybean.
Thesis submitted

Mr. Kalburge, D. V.

Bacteriological Studies of
common Medicinal Plants in
Marathwada region.
Synopsis submitted.

Mrs. Joshi, R. K.

Integrated Management of
Bacterial Wilt of Groundnut.
Practical work completed.

Mr. Kshirsagar. S. V.

Studies on siderophore
producing microbes for growth
promotion of wheat (Triticum
Work in progress

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Air Microbiology-An Environment and Health Perspective (2010) Cinnamonteal Print and
Publishing, Dogears Print Media Pvt. Ltd. ISBN No: 978-93-80151-30-4 (Hard Bound edition -
241 pages). (
Added to B.Sc. II sem. Syllabus, SRTMU, Nanded).