A team of scientists have assessed changes that occur in soil bacteria and resulting effects on rice production due to continuous use of fertilizers.
Antibiotic drug resistance is assuming dangerous proportions at a global level and India is one of the worst affected countries. A new study in India has found bacteria resistant to the most powerful antibiotic in fresh food samples such as chicken, fish, and vegetables.
NCL researchers have identified the yeast strain called Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCIM 3662) which can effectively dephytinize the phytate to free phosphorus.
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, have found out the mechanism that underlies anti-bacterial properties of a natural compound called Chlorogenic Acid which occurs in several plants including coffee.
A team of scientists from National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (NCIM) at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune have isolated untapped bacterial cultures from Unkeshwar hot springs on the bank of river Penganga in Maharashtra.
Indian researchers, working in collaboration with their Australian counterparts, have sequenced 42 strains of a disease-causing bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, to better understand genetic factors that play a role in disease development in Indian populations.