Research Papers

Recent advances in research for potential utilization of unexplored lichen metabolites

Kalra Rishu , Conlan Xavier A. Goel Mayurika
| 2022

Several research studies have shown that lichens are productive organisms for the synthesis of a broad range of secondary metabolites. Lichens are a self-sustainable stable microbial ecosystem comprising an exhabitant fungal partner (mycobiont) and at least one or more photosynthetic partners (photobiont).

Antimicrobial Agents Based on Metal Complexes: Present Situation and Future Prospects

Sharma Bharti , Shukla Sudeep , Rattan Rohit , Fatima Musarrat , Goel Mayurika ,Bhat Mamta , Dutta Shruti , Ranjan Rakesh Kumar ,Sharma Mamta
| 2022

The rise in antimicrobial resistance is a cause of serious concern since the ages. Therefore, a dire need to explore new antimicrobial entities that can combat against the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance is realized. Studies have shown that the activity of the strongest antibiotics has reduced drastically against many microbes such as microfungi and bacteria (Gram-positive and Gram negative). A ray of hope, however, was witnessed in early 1940s with the development of new drug discovery and use of metal complexes as antibiotics.

Evaluation of biochemical responses in pepper genotypes artificially inoculated with pepper leaf curl virus

Dwivedi Neeraj , Johny Leena , Goel Mayurika , Tirkey Dipti S.
| 2022

Pepper leaf curl virus (PepLCV), a whitefly transmitted Begomovirus is a serious threat to chilli production. Resistant and susceptible genotypes were investigated for biochemical alterations after virus inoculation. The total phenol content across six genotypes ranged from 14.80 ± 1.98 to 55.85 ± 2.54 (mg/100 g FW).

Phosphate-assisted remediation of Pb(II) from Jarosite

Singh Suneeti, Singh Pushplata, Bohidar Himadri B.
| 2023

Jarosite is an essential solid industrial waste material which is generated during the hydrometallurgical processing of zinc in smelters. Besides zinc and iron, Jarosite also contains toxic heavy metals like Pb, Cd, Al, Cr, Cu etc. due to which it is environmentally hazardous. Due to the presence of heavy metals, the useful Zn, Fe components cannot be utilized safely. Therefore, it is necessary to remove Pb(II), a major toxic element, to make it useful. In this report, a green process for immobilization of Pb(II) using phosphate materials (physiochemical adsorption) is discussed.