DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

 

Publications

 

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Lal, R. and Saxena, D.M. 1978. Some morphological and cytological anomalies in the aged cultures of Stylonychia notophora (Stokes), Acta Protozool. 17: 69-76, Poland.

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Lal, R. and Saxena, D.M. 1979. Effects of DDT on growth of Tetrahymena pyriformis, Arch. Protistenk. 122: 382-386.

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Lal, R. and Saxena, D.M. 1980. Effects of DDT on cell population growth, cell division and DNA synthesis in Stylonychia notophora (Stokes), Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 9: 163-170, Springer Verlag, New York

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Lal, R. and Saxena, D.M. 1980. Cytological and biochemical effects of pesticides on microorganisms, Residue Reviews.73: 49-86, Springer Verlag, New York.

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Lal, R., Saxena, D.M., Agarwal, H.C. 1981. Uptake and metabolism of DDT by the ciliate protozoan Stylonychia notophora, Acta Protozool., 20: 109-114, Warszawa, Poland.

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Lal, R., Reddy, B.V.P., Saxena, D.M. 1981. Effects of DDT on cell division and DNA, RNA and protein synthesis in a ciliate protozoan Blepharisma intermedium, Acta Protozool., 20: 421-427, Warszawa, Poland.

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Saxena, D.M., Shivaji, S., Lal, R. 1981. Effects of DDT on DNA, RNA and protein synthesis in Tetrahymena pyriformis, Indian J. Exp. Biol., 19: 568-570, CSIR, New Delhi, India.

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Saxena, D.M. and Lal, R. 1981. Effects of DDT on RNA and protein synthesis in Stylonychia notophora, Arch. Protistenk., 124:103-109.

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Lal, R., Saxena, D.M., Agarwal, H.C. 1982. Bioconcentration of DDT and its metabolites in a ciliate protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis and its relationship with their octanol/hexane, water partition coefficients, Proceedings Pesticides Residues in the Environments in India. 495-507.

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Agarwal, H.C., Saxena, D.M., Lal, R. 1982. Accumulation and metabolism of DDT and its metabolites by Tetrahymena. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 18: 441-447, D. Reidel Publishing Co. Boston, USA.

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Saxena, D.M., Lal, R., Reddy, B.V.P. 1982. DDT uptake and metabolism in Blepharisma intermedium, Acta Protozool., 21: 173-175, Warszawa, Poland.

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Lal, R. 1982. Accumulation, metabolism and effects of organophosphorus insecticides on microorganisms, Advances in Applied Microbiology, 28: 149-200, , Academic Press, New York.

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Lal, R. and Saxena, D.M. 1982. Accumulation, metabolism and effects of organochlorine insecticides on microorganisms. Microbiological Reviews. 46:95-127, American Society for Microbiology, Washington.

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Lal, R. 1983. Factors influencing microbe/insecticide interactions, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 10: 261- 295, CRC Press, Florida, USA.

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Lal, R. 1984. Introduction, in Insecticide Microbiology (Lal, R., Ed.), 1-2, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

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Lal, R. and Agnihotri, N.P. 1984. Experimental, Methodological and Analytical approach to the study of microbe-insecticide interactions, In: Insecticide Microbiology (Lal, R. Ed.), 41-57, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

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Lal, R. and Shivaji, S. 1984. Cytological and biochemical effects of insecticide on microorganisms, Insecticide Microbiology, In Lal, R. (ed.), 237-260, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

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Lal, R. and Dhanaraj, P.S. 1985. Cellular aspects of microbes/insecticide interactions, International Review of Cytology, 96, 239-262, Academic Press, New York.

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Lal, R., Lal, S., Shivaji, S. 1986. Use of microbes for detoxification and disposal of insecticides, CRC Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 3, 1-16, CRC Press, Florida, USA.

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Lal, R. 1987. Pesticide residues in food commodities and their interaction with microorganisms. A resume of the work done at Sri Venkateswara College, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, Zoology, 1, 87-92, Delhi, India.

21.

Lal, S., Lal, R., Saxena, D.M. 1987. Bioconcentration and metabolism of DDT, fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos by the blue green-algae Anabaena sp. and Aulosira fertilissima, Environmental pollution, 46, 187-196, Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, England.

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Rao, V.V.S.N. and Lal R. 1987. Uptake and metabolism of insecticides by blue-green algae Anabaena and Aulosia fertilissima, Microbios Lett., 36, 143-147, The Faculty Press Cambridge.

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Tondon, R.S. Lal R. and Rao, V.V.S.N. 1987. Effects of malathion and endosulfan on the growth of Paramecium aurelia, Acta Protozool., 26, 325-328, Warsazawa, Poland.

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Lal, S., Lal, R. 1987. Bioaccumulation, metabolism and effects of DDT, fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos on Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 16(6), 753- 757, Springer Verlag, New York.

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Lal, S., Saxena, D.M. Lal, R. 1987. Uptake, metabolism and effects of DDT, fenitrothions and chlorpyrifos on Tetrahymena pyriformis, Pesticide Science, 21, 181-191, Pesticide Science Society of Chemical Industry, London, England.

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Lal, S., Saxena, D.M., Lal, R. 1987. Effect of DDT, fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos on growth, photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation in Anabaena and Aulosira fertilissima, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, 19, 197-209, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam.

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Lal, R., Shivaji, S. 1988. Effects of pesticides on asymbiotic nitrogen fixation, In: Pesticides and Nitrogen Cycle (Lal, R., Lal, S., Eds.), Chapter 1, Vol.3, CRC Press, Florida, USA.

28.

Bhatnagar, P., Kumar S., Lal, R. 1988. Uptake and bioconcentration of dieldrin, dimethoate and permethrin by Tetrahymena pyriformis, Water Air and Soil Pollution, 40, 345-349, Kluwer Academic Publishers, USA.

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Kumar, S., Lal, R., Bhatnagar, P. 1988. Uptake of dieldrin, dimethioate and permethrin by cynobacteria, Anabaena sp. and Aulosira fertilissima, Environ. Bullet., 54, 55-61, Elevier Science Publishers Ltd., England.

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Tondon, R.S., Lal, R., Rao, V.V.S.N. 1988. Interaction of endosulfan and malathion with blue-green algae Anabaena and Aulosira fertilissima, Environ. Pollution., 52, 1-9, Elsevier Applied Science Publishers Ltd., England.

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Kumar, S., Lal, R., Bhatnagar, P. 1988. Residues of organochlorine insecticides in two lakes of Jaipur, India, Water Air and Soil Pollution, 42, 57-65, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

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Kumar, S., Dhanraj, P.S., Lal, R. 1988. Effects of dieldrin, dimethoate and permethrin on growth, nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis in Anabaena and Aulosira fertilissim, Indian J. Agriculture and Environment, 5, 30-38.

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Kumar, S., Lal, R., Bhatnagar, P. 1989. Effects of dieldrin, dimethoate and permethrin on Tetrahymena pyriformis, Environmental Pollution, 57, 275-280, Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, England.

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Dhanaraj, P.S., Kaushal, B.R., Lal, R. 1989. Effects on uptake and metabolism of aldrin and phorate on a protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis, Acta Protozool., 28, 157-163, Warszawa, Poland.

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Dhanaraj, P.S., Kumar, S., Lal, R. 1989. Bioconcentration and metabolism of aldrin and phorate by the blue-green algae, Anabaena (Arm 310) and Aulosira fertilissima (Arm 68), Agriculture Ecosystem and Environment, 25, 187-193, , Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam.

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Lal, R., Dhanraj, P.S. and Rao V.V.S.N. 1989. Residues of organochlorine insecticides in Delhi vegetables, Bull. Environ. Contamin. Toxicol. 42(1), 45-49, Springer Verlag, New York.

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Kumar, S, Saxena, R.K. and Lal, R. 1991. Microorganisms and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides, Pesticide Research Journal, 3, 99-108, Society of Pesticide Science, India.

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Dhanraj, P.S., Lal, R., and Kaushal, B.R. 1991. Detoxification of aldrin and phorate by Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Biomedical Lett., 46, 109-112, The Faculty Press Cambridge.

39.

Lal, R., Lal, S., Gründ E., Eichenlaub, R. 1991. Construction of a hybrid plasmid capable of replication in Amycolatopsis mediterranei, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 57, 665-671, American Society for Microbiology, Washington.

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Tondon, R.S., Lal, R. and Naryana Rao, V.V.S.N. 1992. Uptake and effects of malathion and endosulfan on Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Biomedical Letters, 15- 20, 47, Faculty Press, Cambridge.

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Dhanaraj, P.S., Lal, R., Kumar, S., Kaushal, B.R. 1992. Effects of aldrin and phorate on growth and nitrogen fixation in blue-green algae, Biomedical Letters, 47, 93-98, Faculty Press, Cambridge.

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Lal, R. Saxena, D.M., Lal, S. 1992. Detoxification of DDT, fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos by Saccharomyces cerevisiae, In: Sen, C., Dutta, S. (eds), Biotechnology in Crop Protection, 197-202, Bidhan Chandra Krishi, Vishwa Vidyalaya, W. Bengal, India.

43.

Lal, R., and Lal, S. 1993. Recent Trends in Rifamycin Research, BioEssays, 16, 1-16, The Company of Biologists Ltd., UK.

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Johri, A.K. Saxena, D.M., Lal, R. 1994. Impact of synthetic pyrethroid insecticide fenvalerate on Tetrahymena pyriformis, Pesticide Research Journal, 6, 60-66, Society of Pesticide Science, India.

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Lal, R., Dhanaraj, P.S., Lal, S., Saxena, D.M. 1995. Genetic manipulations of microorganisms for the degradation of pesticides, Proc. National Sym. on Pesticides: Crop Protection and Environment (S. Walia and B.S. Parmar, Editors), 263-279, Oxford IBH Publishers, New Delhi.

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Lal, R., Khanna, M., Hardeep Kaur, Srivastva, N., Lal, S. 1995. Rifamycins: Strain Improvement Programme, CRC Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 21, 19-30, CRC Press, Florida, USA.

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Lal, R., Lal, S., Dhanraj, P.S., and Saxena, D.M. 1995. Manipulation of catabolic genes for the detoxification of xenobiotics, Advances Appl. Microbiology, Academic Press, New York, Vol. 41, 55-95.

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Kumar, S., Mukerji, K.G., Lal, R. 1996. Molecular aspects of pesticide degradation by microorganisms, CRC Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 22, 1-26, CRC Press, Florida, USA.

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Lal, R., Khanna, R., Hardeep Kaur, Khanna, M., Dhingra, N., Lal, S. Gartemann. K.H., Eichenlaub, R. and Ghosh, P.K. 1996. Engineering antibiotic producers to overcome the limitations of classical strain improvement programme, CRC Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 22, 201-255, CRC Press, Florida, USA.

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Johri, A.K., Dua, M., Tuteja, D., Saxena, R., Saxena, D.M., Lal R., 1996. Genetic manipulations of microorganisms for the degradation of hexachlorocyclohexane, FEMS Microbiol. Rev., 19, 69-84, Elsevier Science, B.V. Amsterdam.

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Johri, A.K., Saxena, D.M., and Lal, R. 1997. Interaction of synthetic pyrethroids with microorganisms: A review, Microbios, 89 (360 - 361), 151-156, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.

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Lal, R., Khanna, R., Dhingra, N., Khanna, M. and Lal, S. 1998. Development of a improved cloning vector and transformation system in Amycolatopsis mediterranei, J. Antibiot., 51, 161- 169, Japanese Antibiotic Research Association, Tokyo.

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Johri, A.K., Dua, M., Tuteja, D., Saxena, R., Saxena, D.M., Lal, R. 1998. Degradation of alpha, beta, gamma and delta-hexachlorocyclohexane by Sphingomonas paucimobilis, Biotechnology Lett., 20(9), 885-887, Kleuwer Academics, The Netherlands.

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Khanna, M., Dua, M., Lal, R. 1998. Selection of suitable marker genes for the development of cloning vectors and electroporation in different strains of Amycolatopsis mediterranei, Microbiol. Research, 153(3), 205-211, Gustav Fischer Verlag, Germany.

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Singh, B.K., Kuhad, R.C., Singh, A., Lal, R. and Tripathi, K.K. 1999. Biochemical and molecular basis of pesticide degradation by microorganisms. CRC Crit. Rev. Biotechnol., 19(3), 197-225, CRC Press, Florida, USA.

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Tuteja, D., Dua, M., Khanna, R., Dhingra, N., Khanna, M., Kaur, H., Saxena, D. and Lal, R. 2000. The importance of homologous recombination in the generation of large deletions in hybrid plasmids in Amycolatopsis mediterranei, Plasmid, 43(1), 1- 11, Academic Press, New York.

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Lal, R., Kumari, R., Kaur, H., Khanna, R., Dhingra, N., and Tuteja, D. 2000. Regulation and manipulation of the gene clusters encoding type -I PKSs, Trends in Biotechnology, 18(6), 264-274, Elsevier Science, London, UK.

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Kaur, H., Cortes, J., Leadlay, P., and Lal, R. 2001. Cloning and partial characterization of presumptive rifamycin biosynthetic gene cluster from the actinomycete Amycolatopsis mediterranei DSM 46095, Microbiol. Research, 156,239-246, Gustav Fischer Verlag, Germany.

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Mishra, V., Lal, R. and Srinivasan. 2001. Enzymes and operons mediating xenobiotic degradation in bacteria, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 27(2), 133-166.

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Kumari, R., Subudhi, S., Suar, M., Dhingra, G., Raina, V., Dogra, C., Lal, S., Holliger, C., van der Meer, J.R. and Lal, R. 2002. Cloning and Characterization of lin genes responsible for the degradation of hexachlorocyclohexane isomers in Sphingomonas paucimobilis strain B90, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68, 6021-28, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

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Dhawan, S., Lal, R. and Kuhad, R.C. 2003. Ethidium bromide stimulated hyper laccase production from bird's nest fungus Cyathus bulleri, Letters in Appl. Microbiol. 36, 64-67, The Society for Microbiol. Blackwell Publishing Company, U.S.A.

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Dhingra, G., Kumari, RM., Bala, S., Lal, S., Cullum, J. and Lal, R. 2003. Development of cloning vectors and transformation methods for Amycolatopsis, J. Industrial Microbiol.Biotechnol. 30, 195-204, Springer Verlag Heidelberg, Germany.

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Bala, S., Khanna, R., Dhadwal, M, Prabhagaran, S.R. Shivaji, S., Cullum, J and Lal, R. 2004. Reclassification of Amycolatopsis mediterranei 46095 as Amycolatopsis rifamycinica. sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54,1145-1149.

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Dogra, C., Raina V., Pal, R., Suar, M., Lal, S., Gartemann, K. H., Holliger, C., van der Meer, J.R., and Lal R. 2004. Organization of lin genes and IS6100 among different strains of hexachlorocyclohexane degrading Sphingomonas paucimobilis: Evidence for horizontal gene transfer. J. Bacteriol. 186, 2225-2235, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

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Prakash, O., Suar, M., Raina V., Dogra, C, Pal, R., Lal R. 2004. Residues of Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Isomers in soil and water samples from Delhi and adjoining areas, Current Science, 87(1), 73-77.

66.

Kuhad RC, Kapoor RK, Lal R. 2004. Improving the yield and quality of DNA isolated from white-rot fungi, Folia Microbiologica, 49(2), 112-116.

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Suar, M., van der Meer, J.R., Lawlor, K., Holliger, C. and Lal, R. 2004. Dynamics of Multiple lin gene expression in Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A in response to different hexachlorocyclohexane isomers, Appl. Environ. Microbiol, 70(11), 6650-6656, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

68.

Lal, R. 2005. Gross Violation (Investigation), Down to Earth, 36-38.

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Dhawan, S., Lal, R., Hanspal, M., Kuhad, R.C. 2005. Effect of antibiotics on growth and laccase production from Cyathus bulleri and Pycnoporus cinnabarinus, Bioresource Technology, 96(12), 1415-1418.

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Pal, R., Bala, S., Dadhwal, M., Kumar, M., Dhingra, G., Prakash, O., Prabagaran, S.R., Shivaji, S., Cullum, J., Holliger, C. and Lal, R. 2005. The Hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacterial strains Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A, UT26 and Sp+ having similar lin genes are three distinct species, Sphingomonas indicum sp. nov., Sphingobium japonicum sp. nov., and Sphingobium francense sp. nov., and reclassification of [Sphingomonas] chungbukensis as Sphingobium chungbukense comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55, art. no. 63201, 1965-1972, Society for General Microbiology, UK.

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Suar, M., Hauser, A., Poiger, T., Buser, HR., Müller, MD., Dogra, C., Raina, V., Holliger, C., van der Meer, JR., Lal, R., Kohler, HP. 2005. Enantioselective transformation of α-Hexachlorocyclohexane by the dehydrochlorinases LinA1 and LinA2 from soil bacterium Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71, 8514-8518, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

72.

Lal, R., Dogra, C., Malhotra, S., Sharma, P. and Pal, R. 2006. Diversity, Distribution and Divergence of lin genes in Hexachlorocyclohexane degrading Sphingomonads.Trends Biotechnol. 24 , 121-130, Elsevier Science, London, UK.

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Majumdar, S., and Lal, R. 2006. Reclassification of Amycolatopsis orientalis DSM 43387 as Amycolatopsis benzoatilytica sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56, 199-204.

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Pal, R., Bhasin, VK and Lal R. 2006. Proposal to reclassify [Sphingomonas] xenophaga Stolz et al. 2000 and [Sphingomonas] taejonensis Lee et al. 2001 as Sphingobium xenophagum comb. nov. and Sphingopyxis taejonensis comb. nov. respectively, Int. J. Syst. Evol Microbiol., 56, 667-670.

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Ninanwe, S., Lal, R. and Kuhad, R.C. 2006. Isolation of three xylanase-producing strains of actinomycetes and their identification using molecular methods. Current Microbiol. 53, 178-182.

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Sharma, P., Raina, V., Kumari, R., Malhotra, S., Dogra, D., Kumari, H., Kohler, H-P E., Buser, H.R., Holliger, C. and Lal, R. 2006. Haloalkane Dehalogenase LinB is responsible for ß- and δ- hexachlorocyclohexane transformation in Sphingobium indicum B90A. Appl. Environ. Microbiol 72, 5720-5727.

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Prakash, O., and Lal, R. 2006. Description of Sphingobium fuligis sp. nov., a phenanthrene-degrading bacterium from a fly ash dumping site, and reclassification of Sphingomonas cloacae as Sphingobium cloacae comb. nov., Int. J. Syst. Evol Microbiol 56, 2147-2152.

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Lal, R., Sharma, P., Kumari, H., Kumar, M., Kumari, K., Gupta, S.K., Malhotra, S., and Kumari, R. 2006. Metagenomics: You are what your bacteria eat! (Research News) Ind. J. Microbiol. 46, 414.

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Lal, R., Jit, S., Verma, M., Dadhwal., M., Singh, A., Prakash, O., Sharma, P., and Khanna, M. 2006. Nanoorganisms: Smallest form of life got smaller!, (Research News) Ind. J. Microbiol. 46, 413.

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Prakash, O., Kumari, K. and Lal, R. 2007. Pseudomonas delhiensis sp. nov., from a fly ash dumping site of a thermal power plant. Int. J. Syst. Evol Microbiol 5, 527-531,

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Raina, V., Suar, M., Singh, A., Prakash, O., Dadhwal, M., Gupta, S.K., Dogra, C., Lawlor, K., Lal, S., van der Meer, JR., Holliger, C. and Lal, R. 2008. Enhanced biodegradation of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) in contaminated soils via inoculation with Sphingobium indicum B90A. Biodegradation 19, 27-40.

82.

Malhotra, S. and Lal, R.. 2007. The genus Amycolatopsis: indigenous plasmids, cloning vectors and gene transfer systems. Ind. J. Microbiol 47, 3-14.

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Raina, V., Hauser, A., Buser, H. R., Rentsch, D., Sharma, P., Lal, R., Holliger, C., Poiger, T., Muller, M. D. and Kohler H-P. E. 2007. Hydroxylated metabolites of ß- and δ- hexachlorocyclohexane: Bacterial formation, stereochemical configuration, and occurrence in groundwater at a former production site. Environ. Sci. Technol 41, 4291-4298.

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Prakash, O., Verma, M., Sharma, P., Kumar, M., Kumari, K., Singh, A., Kumari, H., Jit, S., Gupta, S. K., Khanna, M. and Lal, R. 2007. Polyphasic approach of bacterial classification – An overview of recent advances. Ind. J. Microbiol. 47, 98-108.

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Malhotra, S., Sharma, P., Kumari, H., Singh, A., and Lal, R. 2007. Localization of HCH catabolic genes (lin genes) in Sphingobium indicum B90A. Ind. J. Microbiol. 47, 271-275.

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Lal, R., Dadhwal, M., Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Singh, A., Kumari, H., Jit, S., Gupta, S.K., Nigam, A., Lal, D., Verma, M., Kaur, J., Bala, K. and Jindal, S. 2008. Pseudomonas sp. to Sphingobium indicum : A journey of microbial degradation and bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane. Ind. J. Microbiol. 48, 3–18.

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Scott, C., Pandey, G., Hartley, C.J., Jackson, C.J., Cheesman, M.J., Taylor, M.C., Pandey, R., Khurana, J.L., Teese, M., Coppin, C.W., Weir, K.M., Jain, R.K., Lal, R., Russell, R.J. and Oakeshott, J.G. 2008. The enzymatic basis for pesticide bioremediation, Ind. J. Microbiol. 48: 65–79.

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Sharma, P., Kumari H., Kumar M., Verma M., Kumari K., Khurana J., and Lal R. 2008. From bacterial genomics to metagenomics: Concept, Tools and Recent Advances., Ind. J. Microbiol. 48, 173-194.

89.

Kumar, M., Verma, M. and Lal, R. 2008. Devosia chinhatensis sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dump site in India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58, 861 - 865.

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Malhotra, S., Majumdar S., Kumar, M., Bhasin, V.K., Garetmann, K-H and Lal, R. 2008. Nucleotide sequence of plasmid pA387 of Amycolatopsis benzoatilytica and construction of a conjugative shuttle vector. J. Basic Microbiol., 48, 177–185.

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Gupta, S.K., Kumari, R., Prakash, O., and Lal, R. 2008. Pseudomonas panipatensis sp. nov., isolated from an oil-contaminated site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58, 1339-1345.

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Jit, S., Dadhwal, M., Prakash, O. and Lal, R. 2008. Flavobacterium lindanitolerans sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane-contaminated soil, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58, 1665-1669.

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Raina, V., Rentsch, D., Geiger, T., Sharma, P., Buser, H.R., Holliger, C., Lal, R. and Kohler, H.P. 2008. New metabolites in the degradation of α- and γ- hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH): Pentachlorocyclohexenes are hydroxylated to cyclohexenols and cyclohexenediols by the haloalkane dehalogenase LinB from Sphingobium indicum B90A. Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56 , 6594-6603.

94.

Singh, A. and Lal, R. 2008. Sphingobium ummariense sp. nov., a hexachlorocyclohexane degrading bacterium isolated from HCH contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59, 162-166.

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Gupta, S.K., Lal, D. and Lal, R. 2008. Novosphingobium panipatense sp. nov. and Novosphingobium mathurense sp. nov., from oil contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59, 156-161.

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Dadhwal, M., Singh, A., Prakash, O., Gupta, S.K., Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Jit, S.,Verma, M., Holliger, C., and Lal, R. 2008. Proposal of Biostimulation for Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-decontamination and characterization of culturable bacterial community from high-dose point HCH-contaminated soils. J. App. Microbiol. 106, 381-392.

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Verma, M., Kumar, M., Dadhwal, M., Kaur, J., and Lal, R. 2008. Devosia albogilva sp. nov. and Devosia crocina sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dump site, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56, 6594-6603.

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Kumar, P., Singh, B., Lal, R., Rembhotkar, G.W., Singh, A.B. 2009. Association between reduced levels of total serum IgE and FcepsilonRI expression in non-releaser basophils. Immunobiol. 214, 377-83.

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Kumari, H., Gupta, S.K., Jindal, S., Katoch, P and Lal, R. 2009. Description of Sphingobium lactosutens sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane dump site and Sphingobium abikonense sp. nov. isolated from oil contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol..59, 2291-2296.

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Dadhwal, M., Jit, S., Kumari, H and Lal, R. 2009. Sphingobium chinhatense sp. nov., a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) degrading bacterium isolated from an HCH dump site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol..59, 3140-3144

101.

Bala, K., Sharma, P and Lal, R. 2010. Sphingobium quisquiliarum sp. nov., P25T a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)degrading bacterium isolated from HCH contaminated soil.Int. J.Syst. Evol. Microbiol.. 60, 429-433.

102.

Sharma, P., Verma, M., Bala, K., Nigam, A and Lal, R. 2010. Sphingopyxis ummariensis sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-dumpsite in north India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.. 60, 780-784.

103.

Nigam, A., Jit, S and Lal, R. 2010. Sphingomonas histidinilytica sp. nov. isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)- dumpsite, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.. 60, 1038-1043.

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Lal, D., Gupta, S. K., Schumann, P., Lal, R. 2010. Microbacterium lindanitolerans sp. nov., isolated from Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.. 60, 2634-2638

105.

Lal, D. and Lal, R. 2010. Evolution of mercuric reductase (merA) gene: A case of Horizontal Gene Transfer. Microbiol. 79:524-531.

106.

Lal, R., Pandey, G., Sharma, P., Kumari, K., Malhotra, S., Pandey, R., Raina, V., Kohler, H.P-E, Holliger, C., Jackson, C. and Oakeshott, J.G. 2010. The biochemistry of microbial degradation of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and prospects for bioremediation. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 74, 58-80.

107.

Anand, S., Malhotra, J., Dua, A., Garg, N., Saxena, A., Sangwan, N., Lal, D., Verma, M., Jindal, S., Kaur, J., Kumari, K., Nigam, A., Niharika, N., Kaur, J., Jit, S., Bala, K., Negi, P. L. and Lal, R. 2010. A New Life in a Bacterium through Synthetic Genome: Landmark experiments by Craig Venter. Indian. J. Microbiol. 50, 125-131

108

Kaur, J., Verma, M. and Lal, R. 2011. Rhizobium rosettiformans sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dump site in India, and reclassification of [Blastobacter] aggregatus Hirsch et al. [1985] as Rhizobium aggregatum comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61, 1218-1225

109.

Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Tyagi,K. and Lal, R. 2011. Pseudoxanthomonas indica sp. nov., isolated from Hexachlorocyclohexane(HCH)dumpsite in North India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61, 2107-2111.

110.

Brittain, D. R. B., Pandey, R., Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Pandey, G., Lal, R.,Coote, M. L., Oakeshott, J. G. and Jackson, C. J. 2010. Competing SN2 and E2 reaction pathways for hexachlorocyclohexane degradation in the gas phase, solution and enzymes. Chem. Commun. 47, 976-978.

111.

Jit, S., Dadhwal, M., Kumari, H., Jindal, S., Kaur, J., Lata, P., Niharika, N., Lal, D., Garg, N., Gupta, S.K., Sharma, P., Bala, K., Singh, A., Vijgen, J., Weber, R. and Lal, R. 2011. Evaluation of hexachlorocyclohexane contamination from the last lindane production plant operating in India. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res 18, 586-597.

112.

Vijgen, J., Abhilash, P. C., Li, Y. F., Lal, R., Forter, M., Torres, J., Singh, N., Yunus, M., Tian, C., Schäffer, A. and Weber, R. 2010. Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) as new Stockholm Convention POPs – a global perspective on the management of Lindane and its waste isomers. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 18, 152-162

113.

Vogne, C., Kumari, H., Arias, S., Lal, R. and Van der Meer, J. R. 2011. Characterisation of the putative effector binding site of the regulatory HbpR protein from Pseudomonas azelaica by site-directed mutagenesis.PLoS One.6. 17, 6(2): e16539.

114.

Garg, N., Bala, K., and Lal, R.2012 Sphingobium lucknowense sp. nov., a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) degrading bacterium isolated from HCH contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62, 618-623.

115.

Sharma, P., Verma, M., Bala, K., Nigam, A and Lal, R. 2010. Sphingopyxis ummariensis sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-dumpsite in north India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 60, 780-784.

116.

Lal, R., Dadhwal, M., Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Singh, A., Kumari, H., Jit, S.,Gupta, S.K., Nigam, A., Lal, D., Verma, M., Kaur, J., Bala, K. and Jindal, S. 2008. Pseudomonas sp. to Sphingobium indicum: a journey of microbial degradation and bioremediation of hexachlorocyclohexane. Indian J.  Microbiol. 48, 3–18.

117.

Anand, S., Malhotra, J., Dua, A., Garg, N., Saxena, A., Sangwan, N., Lal, D., Verma, M., Jindal, S., Kaur, J., Kumari, K., Nigam, A., Niharika, N., Kaur, J., Jit, S., Bala, K., Negi, P. L. and Lal, R. 2010. A New Life in a Bacterium through Synthetic Genome: Landmark experiments by Craig Venter. Indian. J. Microbiol. 50, 125-131

118

Lal, D., Verma, M., and Lal, R.2011 Exploring internal features of 16S rRNA gene for identification of clinically relevant species of the genus Streptococcus. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials.10, 28.

119

Verma, M., Kaur, J., Kumar, M., Kumari, K., Saxena, A., Anand, S., Nigam, A., Ravi, V., Raghuvanshi, S., Khurana, P., Tyagi, A.K., Khurana, J.P., and Lal, R.2011 Whole Genome Sequence of Rifamycin B Producing Amycolatopsis mediterranei S699. J. Bacteriol. 193, 5562-5563.

120

Sharma, P., Pandey, R., Kumari, K., Pandey, G., Jackson, C,J., Russell, R,J., Oakeshott, J,G., and Lal, R.2011 Kinetic and sequence-structure-function analysis of known LinA variants with different hexachlorocyclohexane isomers. Plos One. 6: e25128

121

Anand, S., Bala, K., Saxena, A., and Lal, R.2011 Microbacterium amylolyticum sp. nov., N5T a bacterium isolated from industrial waste soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62, 2114-2120

122

Lata, P., Lal, D and Lal, R.2012 Flavobacterium ummariense sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.62:2674-2679

123

Kaur, J., Kaur, J., Niharika, N and Lal, R. 2012 Sphingomonas laterariae LNB2. nov. isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated dumpsite in Lucknow. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62:2891-2896. .

124

Niharika, N., Jindal, S., Kaur, J and Lal, R . 2012. Sphingomonas indica sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62:2997-3002. .

125

Bala, K., Geueke, B., Miska, M., Rentsch, D., Poiger, T., Lal, R ., Holliger, C., and Kohler, H, P. 2012. Enzymatic conversion of ε-Hexachlorocyclohexane and a-Heptachlorocyclohexane isomer, two neglected components of technical hexachlorocyclohexane. Environ. Sci. Technol.46:4051-4058

126

Dwivedi, V., Niharika, N and Lal, R . 2013. Pontibacter lucknowensis DM9 sp. nov. isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63:309-313 .

127

Dwivedi, V., Sangwan, N., Nigam, A., Garg, N., Niharika, N., Khurana, P., Khurana, J,P., and Lal, R. 2012. Draft genome sequence of Thermus sp . RL isolated from hot water spring located atop the Himalayan Ranges at Manikaran, India. J. Bacteriol. . 194:3534

128

Kaur, J., Moskalikova, H., Niharika, N., Sedlackova, M., Hampl, A., Damborsky, J., Prokop, Z and Lal, R . 2013. Sphingobium baderi sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dumpsite in Spolana. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. . 63:673-678

129

Niharika, N., Moskalikova, H., Kaur, J., Sedlackova, M., Hampl, A., Damborsky, J., Prokop, Z and Lal, R . 2013. Novosphingobium barchaimii sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 667-672.

130

Niharika, N., Moskalikova, H., Kaur, J., Khan, F., Sedlackova, M., Hampl, A., Damborsky, J., Prokop, Z and Lal, R. 2012. Sphingobium czechense sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dumpsitel. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. .63:723-728

131

Anand, S., Sangwan, N., Lata, P., Kaur, J., Dua, A., Singh, A., Verma, M., Kaur J., Khurana, P., Khurana, J,P., Mathur, S and Lal, R. 2012. Genome Sequence of Sphingobium indicum B90A, a Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Degrading Bacterium , India. J. Bacteriol. : 194 , 4471-4472 .

132

Sangwan, N., Lata, P., Dwivedi, V., Singh, A., Niharika, N., Kaur, J., Anand, S., Malhotra, J., Jindal, S., Nigam, A., Lal, D., Dua, A., Saxena, A., Garg, N., Verma, M., Kaur, J., Mukherjee, U., Gilbert, J.A., Dowd, S.E., Raman, R., Khurana, P., Khurana, J.P., and Lal, R. 2012.Comparative Metagenomic analysis of soil microbial communities across three Hexachlorocyclohexane contamination levels. PLos One : 7, e46219

133

Geueke, B., Garg, N., Ghosh, S., Holliger, C., Lal, R ; Kohler. H.P.E 2013. Metabolomics of HCH-transformation: LinA to LinB ratio determines metabolic fate of HCH isomers. Environ. Microbiol; Environ. Microbiol. Reports 15: 1040-1049

134

Malhotra, J., Dua, A., Saxena, A., Sangwan, N., Mukherjee, U., Pandey, N., Raman, R., Khurana, P., Khurana, J,P and Lal, R. 2012 Genome sequence of Acinetobacter sp. HA isolated from the gut of polyphagous insect pest Helicoverpa armigera India. J. Bacteriol. 194:5156-5157

135

Lal, D., Schumann, P and Lal, R .2012. Edaphobacillus lindanitolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. J. Basic Microbiol. doi 10.10002/jobm.201200150

136

Gupta, S.K; Lal, D.,; Lata, P., Sangwan, N., Garg, N., Holliger, C. & Lal, R. 2013 Changes in the bacterial community and lin genes diversity during biostimulation of indigenous bacterial community of Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dumpsite soil. Microbiology 82: 234-240.

137

Sangwan, N., Lata, P., Singh, A.P. and Lal, R. 2012. Recruiting Environmental genomes from metagenomes. Indian J Microbiol . 52:109-110.

138

Saxena, A., Anand,S., Dua, A., Sangwan, N., Khan, F, and Lal, R . 2012. Novosphingobium lindaniclasticum sp. nov., a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) degrading bacterium isolated from HCH dumpsite. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Doi 10.1099/ijs.0.045443-0.

139

Singh, A.K., Garg, N., Sangwan, N., Negi, V., Kumar, R., Vikram, S., Lal, R. 2013 Pontibacter ramchanderi sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated pond sediment located in the vicinity of a lindane production unit. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63:2829-2834

140

Jindal, S., Dua, A. and Lal, R. 2012 Sphingopyxis indica sp. nov., isolated from a high dose point hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated dumpsite Int Syst Evol Microbiol 63: 2186-2191.

141

Sharma, P., Jindal, S., Bala, K., Kumari, K., Niharika, N., Kaur,J., Pandey, G., Pandey, R., Russell, R. J., Oakeshott, J. G., Lal R. 2013. Functional screening of enzymes and bacteria for the dechlorination of hexachlorocyclohexane by a high-throughput colorimetric assa2013. Functional screening of enzymes and bacteria for the dechlorination of hexachlorocyclohexane by a high-throughput colorimetric assay. Biodegradation 10.1007/s10532-013-9650-5.

142

Dua, A., Sangwan, N., Kaur, J., Saxena, A., Kohli, P., Gupta, A.K., Lal, R. (2013) Draft Genome Sequence of Agrobacterium sp. Strain UHFBA-218, Isolated from Rhizosphere Soil of Crown Gall-Infected Cherry Rootstock Colt. . Genome Announcements 1: e00302-13.

142

Geueke B., Miska, M.E., Poiger,T., Rentsch, D., Lal, R., Holliger, C., Kohler H.P.E.(2013) Enantioselective Dehydrochlorination of d-Hexachlorocyclo-hexane and d-Pentachlorocyclohexene by LinA1 and LinA2from Sphingobium indicum B90A . Appl. Environ. Microbiol. Accepted

143

Dua.A., Malhotra. J., Saxena, A., Khan, F., Lal, R. (2013) Devosia lucknowensis L15 sp. nov., isolated from the hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated pond soil. J. Microbiol. Accepted

144

Verma, M., Lal, D., Kaur.J., Saxena, A., Kaur. J., Anand, S., Lal, R. (2013) Phylogenetic analysis of class actinobacteria based on whole genome sequences . Res. Microbiol. (doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2013.04.002)

145

Sangwan, N., Verma, H., Kumar, R., Negi, V., Lax, S., Khurana, P., Khurana, J.P., Gilbert J.A., Lal, R. (2013) Reconstructing an Ancestral Genotype of two HCH degrading Sphingobium Species using Metagenomics Data . ISME J . 8 : 398-408.

146

Niharika N., Sangwan N., Ahmad S., Singh P., Khurana J.P., Lal R. (2013) Draft Genome Sequence of Sphingobium chinhatense IP26 Isolated from the Hexachlorocyclohexane Dumpsite. Genome Announce. 1: e00680-13

147

Saxena A, Nayyar N, Sangwan N, Kumari R, Khurana JP, Lal R. (2013)Genome Sequence of Novosphingobium lindaniclasticum LE124 , isolated from a Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dumpsite. Genome Announc. 1 : e00715-13

148

Singh AK, Sangwan N, Sharma A, Gupta V, Khurana JP, Lal R. (2013)Draft Genome Sequence of Sphingobium quisquiliarum P25 , a Novel Hexachlorocylohexane (HCH) Degrading Bacterium Isolated from the HCH Dumpsite.. Genome Announc. 1 : e00717-13

149

Mukherjee U, Kumar R, Mahato NK, Khurana JP, Lal R. (2013)Draft Genome Sequence of Sphingobium HDIPO4 , an Avid Degrader of Hexachlorocyclohexane. Genome Announc. 1 : e00749-13

150

Kaur J, Verma H, Tripathi C, Khurana JP, Lal R. (2013)Draft Genome Sequence of a Hexachlorocyclohexane-Degrading Bacterium Sphingobium baderi Strain LLO3. Genome Announc. 1 : e00751-13

151

Kumar R, Dwivedi V, Negi V, Khurana JP, Lal R. (2013)Draft Genome Sequence of Sphingobium lactosutens Strain DS20 isolated from Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Dumpsite. 1 :e00753-13

152

Verma M, Lal D, Saxena A, Anand S, Kaur J, Kaur J, Lal R. (2013)Understanding alternative fluxes/effluxes through comparative metabolic pathway analysis of phylum actinobacteria using a simplified approach. Gene. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2013.08.076.

153

Singh AK, Garg N, Lata P, Kumar R, Negi V, Vikram S, Lal, R. (2013) Pontibacter indicus sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 2829-2834

154 Kaur J., Anand S., Verma M., Lal R. 2014. Role of Horizontal Gene Transfer Events in the Evolution of Phenol 2–Monooxygenase Gene: a Comparative Study across 75 Prokaryotic Genomes. Indian Journal of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology . 3 : 1-15 http://ijbb.informaticspublishing.com/index.php/ijbb/article/view/46202

155

Nayyar N., Sangwan N., Kohli P., Verma H., Kumar R., Negi V., Oldach P., Mahato NK., Gupta V., Lal R . 2014. Hexachlorocyclohexane: Persistence, Toxicity and Decontamination. Rev Environ Health . 29 : 49-52 .

156

Dubey M., Yadav G., Kapoor A., Ghosh A. , Muralidharan M., Lal D., Lal R . , Dhanarazh PS., Verma M. 2014. Exploring bacterial diversity from contaminated sediment samples from River Yamuna. Microbiology .

157

Rozahon M., Ismayil N., Hamood B., Erkin R., Abdurahman M., Mamtimin H., Abdukerim M., Lal R ., Rahman E. 2014. Rhizobium populi sp. nov., an endophytic bacterium isolated from Populus euphratica at the ancient Ugan river. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (Accepted)

158

Saxena A., Kumari R., Mukherjee U., Singh P., Lal R . 2014. Draft Genome Sequence of Rifamycin producer Amycolatopsis rifamycinica 46095. Genome Announcements. (Accepted)

159

Mahato NK., Tripathi C., Verma H., Singh N., Lal R. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Deinococcus sp. strain RL isolated from sediments of hot Spring located at Manikaran, India. Genome Announcements. (Accepted)

160

Nigam, A., Almabruk, K. H., Saxena, A., Yang, J., Mukherjee, U., Kaur, H., Kohli, P., Kumari, R., Singh, P., Zakharov, L. N., Singh, Y., Mahmud, T., and Lal, R. 2014. Modification of Rifamycin Polyketide Backbone Leads to Improved Drug Activity Against Rifampicin-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis . J Biochem . doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.572636. http://www.jbc.org/content/early/2014/06/12/jbc.M114.572636.abstract

161

Pandey, R., Lucent, D., Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Lal, R., Oakeshott, J. G. and Pandey, G. 2014. Kinetic and sequence-structure-function analysis of LinB enzyme variants with β- and δ-hexachlorocyclohexane. PLoS ONE: 9: e103632.

162

Mukherjee, U., Saxena, A., Kumari, R., Singh, P. and Lal, R. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Amycolatopsis mediterranei DSM 40773, a tangible antibiotic producer. Genome Announc. 2: e00752-14.

163

Negi, V., Lata, P., Sangwan, N., Das, S., Gupta, S. K., Rao, D. L. N. and Lal, R. 2014. Draft genome sequence of hexachlorohexane (HCH) degrading Sphingobium lucknowense strain F2T isolated from the HCH dumpsite. Genome Announc. 2: e00788-14.

164

Singh, P., Kumari, R., Mukherjee, U., Saxena, A., Sood, U. and Lal, R. 2014. Draft Genome Sequence of Rifamycin derivatives producing Amycolatopsis mediterranei DSM 46096/ S955. Genome Announc. 2: e00837-14.

165

Grewal, S., Vakhlu, J., Gupta, V., Sangwan, N., Kohli, P., Nayyar, N., Rani, P., Sance, S. S. and Lal, R. Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. JMM, a sediment hosted environmental isolate. Genome Announc. 2: e00879-14.

166

Sharma, A., Hira, H., Shakarad, M. and Lal, R. 2014. Draft genome Sequence of Cellulosimicrobium sp. Strain MM, isolated from Arsenic-Rich Microbial Mats of a Himalayan Hot Spring. Genome Announc. 2: e01020-14.

167

Saxena, A., Mukherjee, U., Kumari, R., Singh, P. and Lal R. 2014. Synthetic Biology in Action: Developing a Drug Against MDR-TB. Indian J Microbiol. 54: 369–375.

168

Verma, H., Kumar, R., Oldach, P., Sangwan, N., Khurana, J.,P., Gilbert, J. A. and Lal, R. Comparative genomic analysis of nine Sphingobium strains: Insights into their Evolution and Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Degradation Pathway. 2014. BMC Genomics. 15: 1014.

169

Gupta, P., Sangwan, N., Lal, R. and Vakhlu J. 2015. Bacterial diversity of Drass, cold desert in Western Himalaya, and its comparison with Antarctic and Arctic. Arch Microbiol. 197: 851-860.

170

Malhotra, J., Aparna, K., Dua, A., Sangwan, N., Trimurtulu, N., Rao, D. L. N. and Lal, R. 2015. Microbial and genetic ecology of tropical Vertisols under intensive chemical farming. Environ Monit Assess.187:4081. 187: 4081.

171

Kumar, R., Dwivedi, V., Nayyar, N., Verma, H., Singh, A. K., Rani, P., Rao, D. L. N. and Lal, R. 2015. Parapedobacter indicus sp. nov., isolated from Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65: 129–134.

172

Sharma, A., Sangwan, N., Negi, V., Kohli, P., Rao, D. L. N. and Lal, R. Pan-genome dynamics of Pseudomonas gene complements enriched across hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. 2015.  BMC Genomics. 16: 313.

173

Singh, A. K., Garg, N. and Lal, R. 2015. Pontibacter chinhatensis sp. nov., isolated from pond sediment containing discarded hexachlorocyclohexane isomer waste. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65: 2248-2254.

174

Sangwan, N., Lambert, C., Sharma, A., Gupta, V., Khurana, P., Khurana, J. P., Gilbert, J. A., Sockett, R. E. and Lal, R. 2015. Predation in situ: Arsenic rich Himalayan hot spring metagenomics reveal genetically novel Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus taxa. Environmental Microbiology Reports. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12297.

175

Dwivedi, V., Kumari, K., Gupta, S. K., Kumari, R., Tripathi, C., Lata, P., Niharika, N., Kumar, R., Singh, A. K., Nigam, A., Garg, N. and Lal, R. 2015. Thermus parvatiensis RL sp nov isolated from hot water spring located atop the Himalayan Ranges at Manikaran, India. Ind. J. Microbiol. 55: 357-365.

176

Verma, H., Rani, P., Singh, A. K., Kumar, R., Dwivedi, V., Negi, V. and Lal, R. 2015. Sphingopyxis flava sp. nov., isolated from an hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated soil, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65: 3720-3726.

177

Muralidharan, M. S., Ghosh, A., Dhanaraj, P. S., Singhvi, N., Lal, R., Patel, D., Kaicker, A. and Verma, M. (2015). Identification of genus Campylobacter up to species level using internal features of 16S rRNA gene sequences. Russian Journal of Genetics. (Accepted)

178

Mahato, N. K., Tripathi, C., Nayyar, N., Singh, A. K. and Lal, R. 2015. Pontibacter ummariensis sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexanecontaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi: 66: 1080-1087

179

Tripathi, C., Mahato, N. K., Singh, A. K., Kamra, K., Korpole, S. and Lal R.2015. Lampropedia cohaerens sp. nov., a biofilm forming bacterium isolated from the microbial mats of a hot water spring, located atop the Himalayan ranges at Manikaran, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 1156-1162.

180

Rani, P., Mukherjee, U., Verma, H., Kamra, K. and Lal, R. 2016. Luteimonas tolerans sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil, Lucknow, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 1851-1856.

181

Kumari, R., Singh, P., Schumann, P. and Lal, R. 2016. Tessaracoccus flavus sp. nov., isolated from the drainage system of a lindane producing factory. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 1862-1868.

182

Nayyar, N., Kohli, P., Mahato, N. K. and Lal, R. 2016. Pontibacter mucosus sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated pond sediment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (Accepted).

183

Puri, A., Rai, A., Dhanaraj, P., Lal, R, Patel, D., Kaicker, A. and Verma M. 2016. An in silico approach for identification of the pathogenic species, Helicobacter pylori and its relatives. Ind. J. Microbiol. doi:10.1007/s12088-016-0575-7.

184

Madamwar, D., Patel, V., Sharma, A., Lal, R and Al-Dhabi, N. A. 2016. Response and resilience of soil microbial communities inhabiting in edible oil stress/contamination from industrial estates. BMC Microbiol. 16:50

185

Nayyar, N. and Lal, R. 2016. Hexachlorocyclohexane contamination and solutions: Brief history and eeyond emerging model to study evolution of catabolic genes and pathways. J Bioremed. Biodeg. 7:338.

186

Sharma, A., Kohli, P., Singh, Y., Schumann, P. and Lal, R. 2016. Fictibacillus halophilus sp. nov., isolated from a microbial mat of a hot spring situated atop the Himalayan Ranges at Manikaran. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001051.

187

Kumari, R., Singh, P. and Lal, R. 2016. Genetics and genomics of the genus Amycolatopsis. Ind. J. Microbiol. doi: 10.1007/s12088-016-0590-8.

188

Sharma, A., Gilbert, J. A. and Lal, R. 2016. (Meta)genomic insights into the pathogenome of Cellulosimicrobium cellulans. Sci. Rep. doi: 10.1038/srep25527.

189

Garg, N., Lata, P., Jit, S., Sangwan, N., Singh, A. K., Dwivedi, V., Niharika, N., Kaur, J., Saxena, A., Dua, A., Nayyar, N., Kohli, P., Gueke, B., Kunz, P., Rentcsch, D., Holliger, C., Kohler, H. P. and Lal, R. 2016. Laboratory and field scale bioremediation of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soils by means of bioaugmentation and biostimulation. Biodegradation. 27: 179-193.

190

Negi, V., Schumann, P. and Lal, R. 2016. Corynebacterium pollutisoli sp. nov., isolated from Hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated soil at Ummari, Lucknow, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001228.

191

Kohli, P., Nayyar, N., Sharma, A., Singh, A. K. and Lal, R. 2016. Algoriphagus roseus sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001233.

192

Lal, D., Verma, M., Behura, S. and Lal, R. 2016. Codon usage bias in phylum Actinobacteria: relevance to environmental adaptation and host pathogenicity. Res. Microbiol. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2016.06.003.

193

Gupta, V., Haider, S., Sood, U., Gilbert, J.A., Ramjee, M., Forbes, K., Singh, Y., Lopes, B.S. and Lal, R. 2016. Comparative genomic analysis of novel Acinetobacter symbionts: A combined systems biology and genomics approach. Sci. Rep. doi:10.1038/srep29043.

194

Kohli, P., Nayyar, N., Sharma, A., Singh, A. K. and Lal, R. 2016. Pontibacter virosus sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001363.

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Tripathi, C., Mahato, N. K., Rani, P., Singh, Y., Kamra, K., and Lal, R . 2016. Draft genome sequence of Lampropedia cohaerens strain CT6T isolated from arsenic rich microbial mats of a Himalayan hot water spring. Stand. Genomic Sci. 11: 64.

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Kohli, P., Richnow, H.H., Lal, R. 2016. Compound Specific stable isotope analysis : implications in hexachlorocyclohexane in-vitro and field assessment.Indian J Microbiol 57: 11-22.

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Sharma, A., Lal, R. 2016. Survey of (Meta) genomic Approaches for Understanding Microbial Community Dynamics. Indian J Microbiol 57: 23-38.

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Singh, P., Kumari, R., Nayyar, N., Lal, R. 2017. Pontibacter aurantiacus sp. nov. isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. Doi 10.1099/ijsem.0.001833.

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Negi, V., Lal, R. 2017. Metagenomic Analysis of a Complex CommunityPresent in Pond Sediment. J Genomics 5: 36-47.

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Sood, U., Singh, Y., Shakarad, M. and Lal, R. 2017. Highlight on Engineering Mycobacterium smegmatis for testosterone production. Microbial biotechnol 10: 73-75.

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Rani, P., Mahato, N.K., Sharma, A., Rao, D.L.N., Kamra, K. and Lal, R. 2017. Genome Mining and Predictive Functional Profiling of Acidophilic Rhizobacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens Pt14. Indian J Microbiol 57:155-161.

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Kumar, R., Verma, H., Haider, S., Bajaj, A., Sood, U., Ponnusamy, K., Nagar, S., Shakarad, M., Negi, R. K., Singh, Y., Khurana, J. P., Gilbert, J.A., Lal, R. 2017. Comparative Genomic Analysis Reveals Habitat-Specific Genes and Regulatory Hubs within the Genus Novosphingobium. mSystems 2:e00020-17.

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Tripathi, C., Mishra, H., Khurana, H., Dwivedi, V., Kamra, K., Negi, R. K., Lal, R. 2017. Complete genome analysis of Thermus parvatiensis and comparative genomics of Thermus spp. provide insights into genetic variability and evolution of natural competence as strategic survival attributes. Frontiers Microbiol 8: 1410.

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Verma, H., Bajaj, A., Kumar, R., Kaur, J., Anand, S., Nayyar, N., Puri, A., Singh, Y., Khurana, J.P., Lal, R. (2017). Genome Organization of Sphingobium indicum B90A: An Archetypal Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Degrading Genotype. Genome Biol Evol doi. org/10.1093/gbe/evx133

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Mahato, N., Gupta, V., Singh, P., Kumari, R., Verma, H.,…. Lal, R. (2017). Microbial Taxonomy in the era of OMICS: application of DNA sequences, computational tools and techniques. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 110: 1357-1371.