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1. Lal, R. (ed.)An Introduction to Biotechnology: A Genetic Manipulation Perspective, I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 207 pp, 2016.

2. Lal, R and Lal, S. Genetic Engineering of Plants for Crop Improvement, CRC Press, Florida, USA, 225 pp, 1993.

3. Lal, R and Lal, S. Crop Improvement Utilizing Biotechnology, CRC Press, Florida, USA, 359 pp, 1989.

4. Lal, R and Lal, S. (ed.) Pesticides and Nitrogen Cycle, CRC Press, Florida, USA, 1988.

    Vol. 1. Ecological and Methodological Aspects, 138 pp.
    Vol. 2. Nitrogen Mineralization, 153 pp.
    Vol. 3. Nitrogen Fixation, 170 pp.

5. Lal, R.(ed.) Insecticide Microbiology, Springer Verlag, Berlin & Heidelberg. 268 pp. 1984




Research Publications



1. Maji, A., Misra, R., Dhakan, D. B., Gupta, V., Mahato, N. K., Saxena, R., Mittal, P., Thukral, N., Sharma, E., Singh, A., Virmani, R., Gaur, M., Singh, H., Hasija, Y., Arora, G., Agrawal, A., Chaudhry, A., Khurana, J. P., Sharma, V. K., Lal, R. and Singh, Y. 2018. Gut microbiome contributes to impairment of immunity in pulmonary tuberculosis patients by alteration of butyrate and propionate producers. Environ. Microbiol. 20: 402-419.

2. Kohli, P., Richnow, H.H., Lal, R. 2017. Compound Specific stable isotope analysis: implications in hexachlorocyclohexane in-vitro and field assessment. Indian J. Microbiol. 57: 11-22.

3. Singh, P., Kumari, R., Nayyar, N., Lal, R. 2017. Pontibacter aurantiacus sp. nov. isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67: 1400-1407.

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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. 9: 2191-2197.

10. Mahato, N., Gupta, V., Singh, P., Kumari, R., Verma, H., Tripathi, C., Rani, P., Sharma, A., Singhvi, N., Sood, U., Hira, P., Kohli, P., Nayyar, N., Puri, A., Bajaj, A., Kumar, R., Negi, V., Talwar, C., Khurana, H., Nagar, S., Sharma, M., Mishra, H., Singh, A.K., Dhingra, G., Negi R.K., Shakarad, M., Singh, Y., Lal, R. 2017. Microbial Taxonomy in the era of OMICS: application of DNA sequences, computational tools and techniques. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 110: 1357-1371.

11. Singh, A. K., Kohli, P., Mahato, N. K., Lal, R. 2017. Paracoccus sordidisoli sp. nov., isolated from an agricultural field contaminated with hexachlorocyclohexane isomers. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67: 4365-4371.

12. Singh, P., Kumari, R., Lal, R. 2017. Bedaquiline: Fallible Hope Against Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Indian J. Microbiol. 57: 371-377.

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

14. Kumari, R., Singh, P., Schumann, P., 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.

15. Nayyar, N., Kohli, P., Mahato, N. K., Lal, R. 2016. Pontibacter mucosus sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated pond sediment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 2234-2240.

16. Puri, A., Rai, A., Dhanaraj, P., Lal, R., Patel, D., Kaicker, A., Verma M. 2016. An in silico approach for identification of the pathogenic species, Helicobacter pylori and its relatives.Indian J. Microbiol. 56: 277-286.

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

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

19. Sharma, A., Kohli, P., Singh, Y., Schumann, P., Lal R. 2016. Fictibacillus halophilus sp. nov., isolated from a microbial mat of a hot spring situated atop the Himalayan Range. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 2409-2416.

20. Kumari, R., Singh, P., Lal, R. 2016. Genetics and genomics of the genus Amycolatopsis. Indian J. Microbiol. 56: 233-246.

21. Sharma, A., Gilbert, J. A., Lal, R. 2016. (Meta)genomic insights into the pathogenome of Cellulosimicrobium cellulans. Sci. Rep. 6: 25527.

22. 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., Lal, R. 2016. Laboratory and field scale bioremediation of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soils by means of bioaugmentation and biostimulation. Biodegradation. 27: 179-193.

23. Negi, V., Singh Y., Schumann, P., Lal, R. 2016. Corynebacterium pollutisoli sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated soil, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 3531-3537.

24. Kohli, P., Nayyar, N., Sharma, A., Singh, A. K., Lal, R. 2016. Algoriphagus roseus sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 3558-3565.

25. Lal, D., Verma, M., Behura, S., Lal, R. 2016. Codon usage bias in phylum Actinobacteria: relevance to environmental adaptation and host pathogenicity. Res. Microbiol. 167: 669–677.

26. Gupta, V., Haider, S., Sood, U., Gilbert, J. A., Ramjee, M., Forbes, K., Singh, Y., Lopes, B.S., Lal, R. 2016. Comparative genomic analysis of novel Acinetobacter symbionts: A combined systems biology and genomics approach. Sci. Rep. 6: 29043.

27. Kohli, P., Nayyar, N., Sharma, A., Singh, A. K., Lal, R. 2016. Pontibacter virosus sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 4395-4400.

28. Tripathi, C., Mahato, N. K., Rani, P., Singh, Y., Kamra, K., 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. Sangwan, N., Lambert, C., Sharma, A., Gupta, V., Khurana, P., Khurana, J. P., Gilbert, J. A., Sockett, R. E., Lal, R. 2015. Arsenic rich Himalayan hot spring metagenomics reveal genetically novel predator-prey genotypes. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 7: 812-823.

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

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

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

39. Tripathi, C., Mahato, N. K., Singh, A. K., Kamra, K., Korpole, S., 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.

40. 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. Mol. Genet. Microbiol. Virol. 31: 187-196.

41. 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. Ind. J. Bioinfo. Biotechnol. 3: 1–15.

42. Nayyar, N., Sangwan, N., Kohli, P., Verma, H., Kumar, R., Negi, V., Oldach, P., Mahato, N. K., Gupta, V., Lal, R. 2014. Hexachlorocyclohexane: persistence, toxicity and decontamination. Rev. Environ. Health. 29: 49-52.

43. Nigam, A., Almabruk, K. H., Saxena, A., Jongtae, Y., Mukherjee, U., Kaur, H., Kohli, P., Kumari, R., Singh, P., Zakharov, L. N., Singh, Y., Mahmud, T., Lal, R. 2014. Modification of rifamycin polyketide backbone leads to improved drug activity against rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J. Biol. Chem. 289: 21142-21152.

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

45. Saxena, A., Kumari, R., Mukherjee, U., Singh, P., Lal, R. 2014. Draft genome sequence of rifamycin producer Amycolatopsis rifamycinica 46095. Genome Announc. 2: e00662-14.

46. Mahato, N. K., Tripathi, C., Verma, H., Singh, N., Lal, R. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Deinococcus sp. strain RL isolated from sediments of hot Spring. Genome Announc. 2: e00703-14.

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

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

49. Singh, P., Kumari, R., Mukherjee, U., Saxena, A., Sood, U., Lal, R. 2014. Draft genome sequence of rifamycin derivatives producing Amycolatopsis mediterranei strain DSM 46096/ S955. Genome Announc. 2: e00837-14.

50. Grewal, S., Vakhlu, J., Gupta, V., Sangwan, N., Kohli, P., Nayyar, N., Rani, P., Sance, S. S., Lal, R. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. JMM, a sediment hosted environmental isolate. Genome Announc. 2: e00879-14.

51. Sharma, A., Hira, H., Shakarad, M., 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.

52. Saxena, A., Mukherjee, U., Kumari, R., Singh, P.,Lal R. 2014. Synthetic biology in action: Developing a drug against MDR-TB. Indian J. Microbiol. 54: 369-375.

53. Verma, H., Kumar, R., Oldach, P., Sangwan, N., Khurana, J. P., Gilbert, J. A., Lal, R. 2014. Comparative genomic analysis of nine Sphingobium strains: Insights into their evolution and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) degradation pathway. BMC Genomics 15: 1014.

54. Dubey, M., Yadav, G., Kapuria, A., Ghosh, A., Muralidharan, M., Lal, D. Lal, R., Dhanaraj P. S., Verma, M. 2014. Exploring bacterial diversity from contaminated soil samples from river Yamuna. Microbiol. 83: 585-588.

55. Sharma, P., Jindal, S., Bala, K., Kumari, K., Niharika, N., Kaur, J., Pandey, G., Pandey, R., Russell, R. J., Oakeshott, J. G., Lal, R. 2014. Functional screening of enzymes and bacteria for the dechlorination of hexachlorocyclohexane by a high-throughput colorimetric assay. Biodegradation. 25: 179-187.

56. Singh, A. K., Garg, N., Lata, P., Kumar, R., Negi, V., Vikram, S., Lal, R. 2014. Pontibacter indicus sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 64: 254-259.

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

58. Niharika, N., Moskalikova, H., Kaur, J., Khan, F., Sedlackova, M., Hampl, A., Damborsky, J., Prokop, Z., Lal, R. 2013. Sphingobium czechense sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 723-728.

59. Singh, A. K., Garg, N., Sangwan, N., Negi, V., Kumar, R., Vikram, S., Lal, R. 2013. Pontibacter ramchanderi sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane-contaminated pond sediment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 2829-2834.

60. Dua, A., Malhotra, J., Saxena, A., Khan, F., Lal, R. 2013. Devosia lucknowensis sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated pond soil. J. Microbiol. 51: 689-694.

61. 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 531: 306-317.

62. 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. Microbiol. 82: 234-240.

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

64. Jindal, S., Dua, A., Lal, R. 2013. Sphingopyxis indica sp. nov., isolated from a high dose point hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 2186-2191.

65. Gueka, B., Miska, M. E., Poiger, T., Restsch, D., Lal, R., Holliger, C., Kohler, H. P-E. 2013. Enantioselective dehydrochlorination of δ- Hexachlorocyclohexane & δ- pentachlorocyclohexane by Lin A1 & LinA2 from Sphingobium indicum B90A. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 6180-6183.

66. Lal, D., Jindal S., Kumari, H., Jit, S., Nigam, A., Sharma, P., Kumari, K., Lal, R. 2013. Bacterial diversity and Real-time PCR based assessment of linA and linB gene distribution at hexachlorocyclohexane contaminated sites. J. Basic Microbiol. 53: 1-11.

67. Verma, M., Lal, D., Kaur, J., Saxena, A., Kaur, J., Anand, S., Lal, R. 2013. Phylogenetic analyses of phylum Actinobacteria based on whole genome sequences. Res. Microbiol. 164: 718-728.

68. 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 Announc. 1: e00302-13.

69. Niharika, N., Sangwan, N., Ahmad, S., Singh, P., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Sphingobium chinhatense strain IP26T isolated from the hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. Genome Announc. 1: e00680-13

70. Saxena, A., Nayyar, N., Sangwan, N., Kumari, R., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2013. Genome Sequence of Novosphingobium lindaniclasticum LE124T, isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dumpsite. Genome Announc. 1: e00715-13.

71. Singh, A. K., Sangwan, N., Sharma, A., Gupta, V., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Sphingobium quisquiliarum P25T, a novel hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-degrading bacterium isolated from the HCH dumpsite. Genome Announc. 1: e00717-13.

72. Mukherjee, U., Kumar, R., Mahato, N. K., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Sphingobium sp. HDIPO4, an avid degrader of hexachlorocyclohexane. Genome Announc. 1: e00749-13.

73. Kaur, J., Verma, H., Tripathi, C., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2013. Draft genome sequence of a hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacterium, Sphingobium baderi strain LL03T. Genome Announc. 1: e00751-13.

74. Kumar, R., Dwivedi, V., Negi, V., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Sphingobium lactosutens strain DS20 isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. Genome Announc.1: e00753-13.

75. Kohli, P., Dua, A., Sangwan, N., Oldach, P., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Sphingobium ummariense strain RL-3, a hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacterium. Genome Announc. 1: e00956-13.

76. 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 hexachlorocyclohexane degrading Sphingobium species using metagenomic sequence data. ISME J. 8: 398-408.

77. Anand, S., Bala, K., Saxena, A., Lal, R. 2012. Microbacterium amylolyticum sp. nov., isolated from an industrial waste site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62: 2114-2120.

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

79. Malhotra, J., Anand, S., Jindal, S., Rajagopal R., Lal, R. 2012. Acinetobacter indicus sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62: 2883-2890.

80. Kaur, J., Kaur, J., Niharika, N., Lal, R. 2012. Sphingomonas laterariae sp. nov. isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane-contaminated dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62: 2891-2896.

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

82. Bala, K., Geueke, B., Miska, M., Rentsch, D., Poiger, T., Dadhwal M., Lal, R., Holliger, C., 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.

83. Dwivedi, V., Sangwan, N., Nigam, A., Garg, N., Niharika, N., Khurana, P., Khurana, J. P., Lal, R. 2012. Draft genome sequence of Thermus sp. Strain RL, isolated from hot water spring located atop the Himalayan Ranges at Manikaran, India. J. Bacteriol. 194: 3534-3535.

84. Kaur, J., Moskalikova, H., Niharika, N., Sedlackova, M., Hampl, A., Damborsky, J., Prokop, Z., Lal, R. 2012. Sphingobium baderi sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 673-678.

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

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

87. Lal, D., Khan, F., Gupta, S. K., Schumann, P., Lal, R. 2012. Edaphobacillus lindanitolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) contaminated soil. J. Basic Microbiol. 53: 758-765.

88. 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., Lal, R. 2012. Comparative Metagenomic analysis of soil microbial communities across three Hexachlorocyclohexane contamination levels. PLoS One 7: e46219.

89. Geueke, B., Garg, N., Ghosh, S., Fleischmann T., Holliger, C., Lal, R., Kohler H. P-E. 2012. Metabolomics of HCH-transformation: LinA to LinB ratio determines metabolic fate of HCH isomers. Environ. Microbiol. 15: 1040-1049.

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

91. Saxena, A., Anand, S., Dua, A., Sangwan, N., Khan, F., Lal, R. 2012. Novosphingobium lindaniclasticum sp. nov., a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-degrading bacterium isolated from HCH dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 2160-2167.

92. Garg, N., Bala, K., 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.

93. Khanna, M., Solanki, R., Lal, R. 2011. Selective isolation of rare actinomycetes producing novel antimicrobial compounds. Int. J. Adv. Biotechnol. Res. 2: 357-375.

94. Kaur, J., Verma, M., Lal, R. 2011. Rhizobium rosettiformans sp.nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane 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.

95. Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Tyagi, K., Lal, R. 2011. Pseudoxanthomonas indica sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61: 2107-2111.

96. Vogne, C., Kumari, H., Arias, S., Lal, R., 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: e16539.

97. Lal, D., Verma, M., Lal, R. 2011. Exploring internal features of 16S rRNA gene for identification of clinically relevant species of the genus Streptococcus. Ann. Clin. Microbiol. Antimicrob. 10: 28.

98. 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., Lal, R. 2011. Whole Genome Sequence of Rifamycin B Producing Amycolatopsis mediterranei S699. J. Bacteriol. 193: 5562-5563.

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

100. 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., Lal, R. 2010. Evaluation of hexachlorocyclohexane contamination from the last lindane production plant operating in India. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 18: 586-597.

101. 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., Lal, R. 2010. A new life in a bacterium through synthetic genome: a successful venture by Craig Venter. Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 125-131.

102. Vijgen, J., Abhilash, P. C., Li, Y. F., Lal, R., Forter, M., Torres, J., Singh, N., Yunus, M., Tian, C., Schäffer, A., 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. Int. 18: 152-162.

103. Brittain, D. R., Pandey, R., Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Pandey, G., Lal, R., Coote, M. L., Oakeshott, J. G., Jackson, C. J. 2010. Competing S(N)2 and E2 reaction pathways for hexachlorocyclohexane degradation in the gas phase, solution and enzymes. Chem. Commun. (Camb). 47: 976-988.

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

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

106. Lal, D., Lal, R. 2010. Evolution of mercuric reductase (merA)gene: a case of horizontal gene transfer. Mikrobiologiia. 79: 524-531.

107. Nigam, A., Jit, S., Lal, R. 2010. Sphingomonas histidinilytica sp. nov. isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane dump site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 60: 1038-1043.

108. Sharma, P., Verma, M., Bala, K., Nigam, A., Lal, R. 2010. Sphingopyxis ummariensis sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane dump site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 60: 780-784.

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

110. Rani, R., Lal, R., Kanade, G. S., Juwarkar, A. 2009. Isolation and characterization of a phorate degrading bacterium. Lett. Appl. Microbiol.49: 112-116.

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

112. Kumari, H., Gupta, S. K., Jindal, S., Katoch, P., Lal, R. 2009. 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.

113. Verma, M., Kumar, M., Dadhwal, M., Kaur, J., Lal, R. 2009. Devosia albogilva sp. nov. and Devosia crocina sp. nov., isolated from a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dump site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59: 795-799.

114. Dadhwal, M., Singh, A., Prakash, O., Gupta, S. K., Kumari, K., Sharma, P., Jit, S.,Verma, M., Holliger, C., Lal, R. 2009. 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.

115. Gupta, S. K., Lal, D. and Lal, R. 2009. Novosphingobium panipatense sp. nov.and Novosphingobium mathurense sp. nov., from oil contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59: 156-161.

116. Singh, A., Lal, R. 2009. Sphingobium ummariense sp. nov., a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-degrading bacterium, isolated from HCH-contaminated soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59: 162-166.

117. Sharma, P., Kumari, H., Kumar M., Verma M., Kumari K., Malhotra, S., Khurana, J., Lal, R. 2008. From bacterial genomics to metagenomics: concept, tools and recent advances. Indian J. Microbiol. 48: 173-194.

118. 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., Oakeshott, J. G. 2008. The enzymatic basis for pesticide bioremediation. Indian J. Microbiol. 48: 65-79.

119. 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.

120. 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 alpha- and gamma- hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH): pentachlorocyclohexenes are hydroxylated to cyclohexenols and cyclohexenediols by the haloalkane dehalogenase LinB from Sphingobium indicum B90A. J. Agric. Food Chem.56: 6594-6603.

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

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

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

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

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

126. Solanki, R., Khanna, M., Lal, R. 2008. Bioactive compounds from marine actinomycetes. Indian J. Microbiol. 48: 410-431.

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

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

129. Raina, V., Hauser, A., Buser, H. R., Rentsch, D., Sharma, P., Lal, R., Holliger, C., Poiger, J. T., Müller, M. D., Kohler, H. P. 2007. Hydroxylated metabolites of beta- and delta- hexachlorocyclohexane: bacterial formation, stereochemical configuration, and occurrence in groundwater at a former production site. Environ. Sci. Technol.41: 4292-4298.

130. Malhotra, S., Lal, R. 2007. The Genus Amycolatopsis: Indigenous plasmids, cloning vectors and gene transfer systems. Indian J. Microbiol. 47: 3-14.

131. Prakash, O., Kumari, K., Lal, R. 2007. Pseudomonas delhiensis sp. nov., from a fly ash dumping site of a thermal power plant. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 57: 527-531.

132. Lal, R., Dogra, C., Malhotra, S., Sharma, P., Pal, R. 2006. Diversity, distribution, and divergence of lin genes in hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading sphingomonads. Trends Biotechnol.24: 121-130.

133. Prakash, O., Lal, R. 2006. Description of Sphingobium fuliginis 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.

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

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

136. Pal, R., Bhasin, V. K., 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.

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

138. Suar, M., Hauser, A., Poiger, T., Buser, H. R., Müller, M. D., Dogra, C., Raina, V., Holliger, C., van der Meer, J. R., Lal, R., Kohler, H. P.2005. Enantioselective transformation of alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane by the dehydrochlorinases LinA1 and LinA2 from the soil bacterium Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 8514-8518.

139. Pal, R., Bala, S., Dadhwal, M., Kumar, M., Dhingra, G., Prakash, O., Prabagaran, S. R., Shivaji, S., Cullum, J., Holliger, C., Lal, R. 2005. Hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacterial strains Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A, UT26 and Sp+, having similar lin genes, represent three distinct species, Sphingobium 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: 1965–72.

140. Dhawan, S., Lal, R., Hanspal, M., Kuhad, R. C. 2005. Effect of antibiotics on growth and laccase production from Cyathus bulleri and Pycnoporus cinnabarinus. Bioresour Technol. 96: 1415-1418.

141. Suar, M., van der Meer, J. R., Lawlor, K., Holliger, C., Lal, R. 2004. Dynamics of multiple lin gene expression in Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A in response to different hexachlorocyclohexane isomers. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 6650-6656.

142. Kuhad, R. C., Kapoor, R. K., Lal, R. 2004. Improving the yield and quality of DNA isolated from white-rot fungi. Folia Microbiol. (Praha). 49: 112-116.

143. Prakash, O., Suar, M., Raina, V., Dogra, C, Pal, R., Lal, R. 2004. Residues of hexachlorocyclohexane isomers in soil and water samples from Delhi and adjoining areas. Current Science87: 73-77.

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

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

146. Dhingra, G., Kumari, R. M., Bala, S., Lal, S., Cullum, J., Lal, R. 2003. Development of cloning vectors and transformation system for Amycolatopsis. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 30: 195-204.

147. Dhawan, S., Lal, R., Kuhad, R. C. 2003. Ethidium bromide stimulated hyper laccase production from bird’s nest fungus Cyathus bulleri.Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 36: 64-67.

148. Kumari, R., Subudhi, S., Suar, M., Dhingra, G., Raina, V., Dogra, C., Lal, S., van der Meer, J. R., Holliger, C., Lal, R. 2002. Cloning and characterization of lin genes responsible for the degradation of Hexachlorocyclohexane isomers by Sphingomonas paucimobilis strain B90. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.68: 6021-6028.

149. Mishra, V., Lal, R., Srinivasan. 2001. Enzymes and operons mediating xenobiotic degradation in bacteria. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 27: 133-166.

150. Kaur, H., Cortes, J., Leadlay, P., Lal, R. 2001. Cloning and partial characterization of the putative rifamycin biosynthetic gene cluster from the actinomycete Amycolatopsis mediterranei DSM 46095. Microbiol. Res. 156: 239-246.

151. Lal, R., Kumari, R., Kaur, H., Khanna, R., Dhingra, N., Tuteja, D. 2000. Regulation and manipulation of the gene clusters encoding type –I PKSs. Trends Biotechnol. 18: 264-74.

152. Singh, B. K., Kuhad, R. C., Singh, A., Lal, R., Tripathi, K. K. 1999. Biochemical and molecular basis of pesticide degradation by microorganisms. Crit. Rev. Biotechnol.19: 197-225.

153. Tuteja, D., Dua, M., Khanna, R., Dhingra, N., Khanna, M., Kaur, H., Saxena, D. M., Lal, R. 1999. The importance of homologous recombination in the generation of large deletions in hybrid plasmids in Amycolatopsis mediterranei. Plasmid. 43: 1-11.

154. 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. Res. 153: 205-211.

155. Johri, A. K., Dua, M., Tuteja, D., Saxena, R., Saxena, D. M., Lal, R. 1998. Degradation of alpha, beta, gamma and delta-hexachlorocyclohexanes by Sphingomonas paucimobilis. Biotechnology Letters. 20: 885-887.

156. Lal, R., Khanna, R., Dhingra, N., Khanna, M., Lal, S. 1998. Development of an improved cloning vector and transformation system in Amycolatopsis mediterranei (Nocardia mediterranei). J. Antibiot. (Tokyo) 51: 161-169.

157. Johri, A. K., Saxena, D. M., Lal, R. 1997. Interaction of synthetic parathyroid with microorganisms. Microbiol. 89: 151-156.

158. Johri, A. K., Dua, M., Tuteja, D., Saxena, R., Saxena, D. M. and Lal, R. 1996. Genetic manipu¬lations of microorganisms for the degradation of hexachlorocyclohexane. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 19: 69-84.

159. Lal, R., Khanna, R., Kaur, H., Khanna, M., Dhingra, N., Lal, S. Gartemann, K. H., Eichen-laub, R., Ghosh, P. K. 1996. Engineering antibiotic producers to overcome the limita¬tions of classical strain improvement programs. Crit. Rev. Microbi¬ol. 22: 201-255.

160. Kumar, S., Mukerji, K. G., Lal, R. 1996. Molecular aspects of pesticide degradation by microorganisms. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 22: 1-26.

161. Lal, R., Lal, S., Dhanaraj, P. S., Saxena, D. M. 1995. Manipulations of catabolic genes for the degradation and detoxification of xenobiotics. Adv. Appl. Microbiol. 41: 55-95.

162. Lal, R., Khanna, M., Kaur, H., Srivastava, N., Tripathi, K. K., Lal, S. 1995. Rifamycins: strain improvement program. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 21: 19-30.

163. Johri, A. K., Saxena, D. M., Lal, R. 1994. Impact of synthetic pyrethroid insecticide fenvalerate on Tetrahymena pyriformis. Pesticide Res. J. 6: 60-66.

164. Lal, R. and Lal, S. 1994. Recent trends in rifamycin research. Bioessays16: 211-216.

165. 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. Biomed. Lett. 47: 93-98.

166. Tandon, R. S., Lal, R., Rao, V.V. 1992. Uptake and effects of malathion and endosulfan on Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biomed. Lett. 47: 15- 20.

167. Lal, R., Lal, S., Grund, E., Eichenlaub, R. 1991. Construction of a hybrid plasmid capable of replication in Amycolatopsis mediterranei. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 57: 665-671.

168. Dhanaraj, P. S., Lal, R., Kaushal, B. R. 1991. Detoxification of aldrin and phorate by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biomed. Lett. 46: 109-112.

169. Kumar, S., Saxena, R. K., Lal, R. 1991. Microorganisms and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. Pesticide Science J. 3: 99-108.

170. Lal, R., Dhanaraj, P. S., Rao V. V. 1989. Residues of organochlorine insecticides in Delhi vegetables. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.42: 45-49.

171. 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). Agri. Ecosystems Environ. 25: 187-193.

172. 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.

173. Kumar, S., Lal, R., Bhatnagar, P. 1989. The effects of dieldrin, dimethoate and permethrin on Tetrahymena pyriformis. Environ. Pollut. 57: 275-280.

174. Kumar, S., Dhanaraj, P. S., Lal, R. 1988. Effects of dieldrin, dimethoate and permethrin on growth, nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis in Anabaena and Aulosira fertissima. Indian J. Agri. Environ. 5: 30-38.

175. Kumar, S., Lal, R., Bhatnagar, P. 1988. Residues of organochlorine insecticides in two lakes of Jaipur, India. Water Air Soil Pollut.42: 57-65.

176. Tondon, R. S., Lal, R., Narayana Rao, V. V. 1988. Interaction of Endosulfan and malathion with blue- green algae Anabaena and Aulosira fertilissima. Environ. Pollut. 52: 1-9.

177. Kumar, S., Lal, R., Bhatnagar, P. 1988. Uptake of dieldrin, dimethioate and permethrin by cyanobacteria, Anabaena sp. and Aulosira fertilissima. Environ. Pollut. 54: 55-61.

178. Bhatnagar, P., Kumar, S., Lal, R. 1988. Uptake and bioconcentration of dieldrin, dimethoate and permethrin by Tetrahymena pyriformis. Water Air Soil Pollut.40: 345-349.

179. Lal, S., Saxena, D. M., Lal, R. 1987. Effects of DDT, fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos on growth, photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation in Anabaena (Arm 310) and Aulosira fertilissimaAgri. Ecosystems Environ.19: 197-209.

180. Lal, S., Saxena, D. M., Lal, R. 1987. Uptake, metabolism and effects of DDT, fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos on Tetrahymena pyriformis. Pesticide Science21: 181-191.

181. Lal, S., Lal, R. 1987. Bioaccumulation, metabolism, and effects of DDT, fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos on Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.16: 753-757.

182. Tondon, R. S., Lal, R., Rao, V. V. 1987. Effects of Malathion and endosulfan on the growth of Paramecium Aurelia. Acta. Protozool. 26: 325-328.

183. Rao, V. V., Lal, R. 1987. Uptake and metabolism of insecticides by blue-green algae Anabaena and Aulosira fertilissima. Microbios. Lett. 36: 143-147.

184. 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. Environ. Pollut. 46: 187-96.

185. Lal, R., Lal, S., Shivaji, S. 1986. Use of microbes for detoxification and disposal of insecti¬cides. Crit. Rev. Biotechnol. 3: 1-16.

186. Lal, R., Dhanaraj, P. S. 1985. Cellular aspects of microbes-insecticide interactions. Int. Rev. Cytol.96: 239-262.

187. Lal, R. 1983. Factors influencing microbe insecticide interactions. Crit. Rev. Microbiol.10: 261-295.

188. Lal, R., Saxena, D. M. 1982. Accumulation, metabolism, and effects of organochlorine insec¬ticides on microorganisms. Microbiol Rev. 46: 95-127.

189. Lal, R. 1982. Accumulation, metabolism, and effects of organophosphorus insecticides on microorganisms. Adv. Appl. Microbiol.28: 149-200.

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

191. Agarwal, H. C., Saxena, D. M., Lal, R. 1982. Accumulation and metabolism of DDT and its metabolites by Tetrahymena. Water Air Soil Pollut.18: 441-447.

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

193. Saxena, D. M., Shivaji, S., Lal, R. 1981. Effect of DDT on DNA, RNA & protein synthesis in Tetrahymena pyriformis. Indian J. Exp. Biol. 19: 568-570.

194. 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.

195. 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.

196. Lal, R., Saxena, D. M. 1980. Cytological and biochemical effects of pesticides on microor-ganisms. Residue Rev. 73: 49-86.

197. Lal, R., Saxena, D. M. 1980. Effect of DDT on cell population growth, cell division and DNA synthesis in Stylonychia pollutionotophora (Stokes). Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 9: 163-170.

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

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



Chapter In Books



1. Sangwan, N. and Lal, R. 2015. Metagenomics: Assigning Functional Status to Community Gene Content, in Manual of Environmental Microbiology 4th edition. (Editors: Yates, M., Nakatsu, C., Miller, R., Pillai, S.).ASM Press, Washington, DC. P 2.4.4:1-7.

2. Anand, S., Malhotra, J., Niharika, N., Lal, D., Jindal, S., Kaur, J., Nigam, A., Garg, N., Lata, P., Kaur, J., Sangwan, N., Singh, AK., Dua, A., Saxena, A., Dwivedi, V., Mukherjee, U. and Lal, R. 2013. Bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Pollution at HCH Dumpsites, inKnowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change. (Editors: Nautiyal, S., Rao, K. S., Kaechele, H., Raju, K. V. and Schaldach, R.). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 387-404.

3. Lal, R. 2005. Diversity of lin Genes in HCH degrading Sphingobium Species, in Microbial Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications. (Editors: Satyanarayan, T., and Johri B. N.) I. K. International Pvt. Ltd. 537-558.

4. Lal, R., Lal, S. and Kumari, R. 2004. Cell Biology, in Textbook of Biotechnology. (Editor: Das, H. K.) Wiley Dreamtech India. 1-78.

5. Lal, R., Dhanaraj, P.S., Lal, S. and Saxena, D.M. 1995. Genetic manipulations of microorganisms for the degradation of pesticides, in Proceedings of the National Symposium on Pesticides: Crop Protection and Environment. (Editors: Walia, S. and Parmar, B. S.). 263-279.

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

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

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

9. Lal, R. and Agnihotri, N.P. 1984. Experimental, methodological and analytical approach to the study of microbe-insecticide interactions, in Insecticide Microbiology. (Editor: Lal, R.). Springer Verlag, Berlin. 41-57.

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

11. Lal, R., Saxena, D.M. and 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, in Proceedings Pesticides Residues in the Environments in India. (Editors: Edwards, C. A., Veeresh, G. K. and Krueger, H. R.). University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. 495-507.



Other Publications/ Reports/ Editorials/ News and Views



1. Lal, D., Nayyar, N., Kohli, P., Lal, R. 2013. Cupriavidus metallidurans: A Modern Alchemist (News and Views).Indian J. Microbiol. 53: 114-115.

2. Lal, R. 2012. Editorial on “Individual Genome Assembly from Metagenome : Resolving the Unknown Genotypic Microdiversity at the Sharpened Focus”. Indian J. Microbiol. 52: 1-2.

3. Negi, V., Kumar, R., Verma, H., Sangwan, N., Lal, R. 2012. Titan Cells: Barriers to Phagocytosis (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 52: 516

4. Ahmad, S., Anand, S., Lal, R. 2012. Skin commensals regulate skin immunity(News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 52: 517-518.

5. Saxena, A., Mukherjee, U., Dua, A and Lal, R. 2012. India losing battle against multi drug resistant tuberculosis (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 52: 713.

6. Dwivedi, V. And Lal, R. 2011. Gut-Brain Communication is Influenced by Gut Microbes(News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 51: 239.

7. Lal, R. 2011. Editorial on “Human Body: A virtual zoo of Bacteria”. Indian J. Microbiol.51: 1.

8. Lal, R. 2011. Editorial on “The New Science of Metagenomics: Fourth Domain of Life”. Indian J. Microbiol.51: 245-246.

9. Lal, D. and Lal, R. 2011. Wrong sequences in Databases: Whose Fault? (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 51: 413.

10. Lal, D. and Lal, R. 2011. Discovering Metabolic Products of Cryptic Biosynthetic Pathways (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 51: 414.

11. Lal, R. 2011. Editorial on “First Impact Factor of Indian Journal of Microbiology”. Indian J. Microbiol.51: 415.

12. Lal, D. and Lal, R. 2011. Opinion article on “The Rise of Open Access”. Indian J. Microbiol. 51: 416-417.

13. Lal, R. 2010. Editorial on “Microbiology in Space”. Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 1.

14. Garg, N. and Lal, R. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Bacteria overtake computers (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 113.

15. Kaur, J. and Lal, R. 2010. Nematode worms or deadly insecticides! (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 115.

16. Lal, R. 2010. Editorial on “Bringing life into a bacterium through synthetic genome: What next?” Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 123-124.

17. Anand, S. and Lal, R. 2010. The dawn of the era of synthetic life (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 249.

18. Lal, R. 2010. Editorial on “Microbiology and Biotechnology Education in India”. Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 251-252.

19. Kaur, J., Niharika, N., Lata, P. and Lal, R. 2010. Biofilms: united we stand, divided we fall (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 364.

20. Saxena, A., Dua, A., Sangwan, N. and Lal, R. 2010. Bacterial nanowires: a new mode of communication (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol. 50: 144.

21. Lal, R. 2009. Editorial on “Two years of Springer-INJM association”. Indian J. Microbiol. 49: 1.

22. Lal, R. 2009. Editorial on “Indian Journal of Microbiology: Striving for Excellence”. Indian J. Microbiol. 49: 107.

23. Kumari, K., Sharma, P. and Lal, R. 2009. Swine flu virus H1N1: a threat to human health (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol.49: 201.

24. Lal, R. 2009. Editorial on “Interface between Microbiology and Systems Biology”. Indian J. Microbiol. 49: 203.

25. Kaur, J. and Lal, R. 2009. Cold drink cans contaminated with rat urine can kill (News and Views). Indian J. Microbiol.49: 294.

26. Lal, R. 2008. Editorial on “Biodegradation and Bioremediation”. Indian J. Microbiol. 48: 1-2.

27. Lal, R. 2008. Editorial on “Bacterial diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics”. Indian J. Microbiol. 48: 151.

28. Lal, R. 2008. Editorial on “49th AMI conference: a unique opportunity for microbiologists”. Indian J. Microbiol. 48: 298.

29. Lal, R. 2008. Editorial on “Reaching new dimensions: the 49th Annual AMI Conference”. Indian J. Microbiol. 48: 409.

30. Lal, R. 2007. Editorial on “Microbial diversity, systematic research and microbial culture collection facility in India.” Indian J. Microbiol. 47: 1-2.

31. Lal, R. 2007. Editorial on “Publishing Indian Journal of Microbiology in cooperation with Springer: a milestone for the Association of Microbiologists of India”. Indian J. Microbiol. 47: 97.

32. Lal, R. 2007. Editorial on “Changing Winds in Indian Journal of Microbiology (INJM)”. Indian J. Microbiol. 47: 185.

33. Lal, R. 2007. Editorial on “Revolution in DNA sequencing techniques”. Indian J. Microbiol. 47: 278.

34. Lal, R. 2006. “Editorial” Indian J. Microbiol.46: 1.

35. Lal, R. 2006. Editorial on “11th ISME meeting, Vienna, August 2006.” Indian J. Microbiol.46: 1.

36. 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. Indian J. Microbiol.46: 413.

37. 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) Indian J. Microbiol.46: 414.

38. Lal, R. 2006. Editorial on “The 47th AMI Conference and decision of Co-publication of IJM by AMI and Springer”. Indian J. Microbiol. 46: 1.

39. Lal, R. 2005. Gross Violation (Investigation), Down to Earth. 63: 36-38.

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