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·Key Research Highlights

  • Plant-microbe-assisted remediation of heavy metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • Emerging contaminants-detection and bioremediation
  • Biosurfactant-assisted phytoremediation
  • Metagenomics approach for selection of biosurfactant-producing bacteria from oil-contaminated soil
  • Plant-microbe assisted and biochar amended sustainable methods for stabilization of polyaromatic hydrocarbon and heavy metals
  • Bioprospecting fungal diversity from crude oil infiltrate soil
  • Screening of lignolytic fungi for degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from contaminated soil
  • Environmental antibiotics and resistance genes as emerging contaminants
  • Metagenomics Approach for Selection of Biosurfactant Producing Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soil
  • Emerging disinfection by-products in water: novel biofiltration techniques
  • The perspective of beneficial microbes in agriculture under changing climatic scenarios.
  • Potential application of microbial resources in North-East India.
  • Effects of plant growth promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) and biocontrol agents including the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in plant nutrient and disease management.
  • Isolation and characterization of microorganisms from diverse habitats of Assam, North-east India.
  • Mycorrhizal symbiosis in the formation of antioxidant compounds.
  • Microbial mapping
  • The role of soil microflora in tea cultivation
  • Determination of plant pathogenesis in tea and its management using a sustainable approach.
  • Bioconversion of agricultural wastes and its efficient utilization in agriculture
  • Fungal endophytes.
  • Allelopathic potential of caffeine as growth and germination inhibitor.
  • Antagonistic activities of antimicrobial agent producing microbes (AAPMs) against clinically significant human pathogens.


Research with Recognized Academia/Institutes/Laboratories at the National/International Level

The Department of Botany has made significant research publications/collaborations with a variety of Recognized Research Organizations, Universities, Colleges and Laboratories.

o    Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad

o    Bodoland University, Assam, India

o    Mahatma Gandhi University, Bihar, India

o    Gauhati University, Assam, India

o    Dibrugarh University, Assam, India

o    Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India

o    ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Nagaland, India

o    J. B. College (Autonomous), Assam, India

o    Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam, India

o    Down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, India

o    Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam, India

o    School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

o    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

o    University of Sejong, Department of Environment, Energy and Geoinformatics, Gunja-Dong, Guangjin-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

o    Oil & Gas Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University

o    Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati,  Assam, India

o    Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP

o    University of Texas at El Paso, USA

o    International Common Microbial Biotechnology Platform (CMBP) network for promoting beneficial microorganisms and agroecology for improved soil health and sustainable farming systems in Asia-Pacific, Vietnam.

o    Dhemaji College, Assam, India

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