Dr. Arun Kumar Rai

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ak rai  Dr. Arun Kumar Rai 
  Designation: Assistant Professor
  Date of joining: 17/11/2015
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Academic record & distinction

Ph.D, Kumaun University
Thesis title: Microbiology of traditional meat products of Sikkim and Kumaun Himalaya.
M. Sc. Distinction: Darjeeling Government College , University of North Bengal
B.Sc. (Botany Honours): Sikkim Government College, Tadong, University of North Bengal

Areas of Specialization 

Microbiology: Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (AIM), Endophytes, PGPR, PGPF and BCA

Latest Publications

  1. Sharma, H, Rai, A.K., Dahiya, D, Chettri, R. and Nigam, P.S. (2021). Exploring endophytes for in vitro synthesis of bioactive compound similar to metabolites produced in vivo by host plants. AIMS Microbiology 7(2): 175–199.  DOI: 10.3934/microbiol.2021012
  2. Sharma, H, Rai, A.K., Chettri, R. and Nigam, P.S. (2021). Bioactivities of Penicillium citrinum isolated from a medicinal plant Swertia chirayita. Archives of Microbiology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-021-02498-x
  3. Rai, A.K. and Tamang, J.P. (2017). Prevalence of Staphylococcus spp. and Micrococcus spp. in traditionally prepared meat products of Sikkim and Uttarakhand.Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research 76: 351-354.

Book Chapter:

Tamang, J.P., Thapa, N., Tamang, B., Rai, A. and Chettri, R. (2015). Chapter 1. Microorganisms in fermented foods and beverages. In: Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

(Ed: Tamang, J.P.). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, pp. 1-110. ISBN: 978-1-4665-88097.



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