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Dr. Asha Ramachandran

Conservation strategies, Genotoxic studies and Phytochemical assay on Trichopus zeylanicus ssp. travancoricus Burkill ex Narayanan (2012-14)







  1. R. Koshy, S. K. Mary, S. Thomas, and L. A. Pothan, Environment friendly green composites based on soy protein isolate – A review, Food Hydrocoll., vol. 50, pp. 174–192, Aug. 2015.
  2. Asha R. and J. E. Thoppil (2011) Genotoxic effect of the leaf extract of Eupatorium triplinerveVahl. (Asteraceae), Journal of Cytology and Genetics 12, 65-70
  3. Brijithlal N.D., Bhagya M., Prakash Williams, In vitro antibacterial activity of high altitude bryophytes against Drug resistant bacterial pathogens. Int Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2015 (In Press) ISSN 0975-6299
  1. S. Krishnakumar, SinduDivakaran, G. Uma Shankar, Prakash G. Williams and M. Sasikumar. Extracelluler biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using Fusariumoxysporium (MTCC-2480) and its antibacterial efficacy against gram negative human pathogens,  Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2015, 7(1):62-67
  2. Williams GP, Gnanadesigan M, Ravikumar S. Biosorption and bio-kinetic properties of solar salternhalobacterial strains for managing Zn2+, As2+and Cd2+ ions. UGMB Geomicrobiology Journal, 2013, 30, 497–500(IF: 2.017;Manuscript ID: 732663)
  3. Williams GP, Gnanadesigan M, Ravikumar S. Isolation, identification and metal tolerance  of halobacteial strains Indian journal of Geo Marine Science  42(3) 2013;402-408 Manuscript No.IJMS/MS 1086/11
  4. Williams GP, Gnanadesigan M, Ravikumar S.Biosorption and bio-kinetic studies of          halobacterial strains against Ni2+, Al3+ and Hg2+ metal ions. Bioresource Technology 107 (2012) 526–529 Mar; 107:526-9. Doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2011.12.054. Epub 2011 Dec 17.(IF: 4.9)
  5. Pillai, S., S. Girija, P.G.  Williams and M.  Koshy. Impact of organic manure on the phytoremediation potential of Vetiveriazizanioides in chromium contaminated soil.  Chemistry and Ecology, 2012 p.1-10
  1. Raju, R., Thomas,R. P., Thomas, M., Kiran V.S. and Paul, J. Antibacterial activities of some Indian tralatitious plant extracts. International Journal of Research in Botany. Volume 4(1):6-8, 2014.