Satya Shila Singh

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (BHU)
Contact Information:

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E-mail: satyashila@rediffmail.com
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Academic Qualifications:
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.B.Sc.Gorakhpur University1987
2.M.Sc.Purvanchal University, Jaunpur1989
3.Ph.D.Banaras Hindu University1997
 
Professional Employments:

S. No.Name of the Post Name of the DepartmentName of the Inst./UnivDuration
4. Associate ProfessorBotany DepartmentBanaras Hindu University (India)2017-Present
3.Assistant ProfessorBotany DepartmentGuru Ghasidas Central Univ, Bilaspur (India)2011-2017
2.Young ScientistBotany DepartmentBanaras Hindu University (India)2008-2011
1.CSIR Research AssociateDepartment of BotanyBanaras Hindu University (India)2004-2008

Area of specialization:
 


Molecular systematics and stress biology of diazotrophs :
Currently my research work has aim to study the biology of the most important microorganisms i.e. cyanobacteria, Frankia and Azolla that are intimately associated with the nitrogen economy of the living world and also play an important contribution in environmental management and restoration of soil health. Major focus has been given on the assessment of cyanobacterial richness from unexplored regions using polyphasic approach. Almost sixty species of cyanobacteria have been reported from diverse habitats of Chhattisgarh along with new species. In spite of these we have also the goal to investigate the altered metabolic machineries under abiotic stresses based on proteome, transcriptome and metabolome analysis and also to know the genomics of stress tolerance among cyanobacterial and Azolla-Anabaena symbiotic system as well as in extremophilic Frankia strains nodulating actinorhizal plant (HippÖphae. salicifolia) growing along the higher altitude regions of the Eastern Himalayas (Sikkim).

Awards:

  • Young Scientist (DST- Fast Track Scheme) awarded by DST, New Delhi, 2008
  • Research Associateship awarded by CSIR, New Delhi, India, 2004
  • Senior Research Fellowship (UGC-GATE), 1995
  • Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-GATE), 1993
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-1992)
 
Research Project:
 

S. No.Name of the Project DurationSource of FundingAmount of Funding (Rs)
1. Diversity analysis and documentation of unexplored diazotrophic cyanobacteria of Chhattisgarh . xxxxCSIR, New Delhixx lacs

 

List of 10 major publications:

  • Prashant Singh, Robin Anigo Minj, Kikku Kunui, Zaid Muneef Shaikh, Archana Suradksr,Yogesh S Shouche, Arun Kumar Mishra, Satya Shila Singh (2017) A new species of Scytonema isolated from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India using polyphasic approach. Plants Systematics and Evolution, 303: 249-258.

  • Prashant Singh, Robin Anigo Minj, Kikku Kunui, Zaid Muneef Shaikh, Archana Suradkar, Yogesh S Shouche, Arun Kumar Mishra, Satya Shila Singh (2016) A new species of Scytonema isolated from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54:519–527.

  • Satya S. Singh, Santosh K. Singh, Arun K. Mishra (2008) Na+ regulation by combined nitrogen in Azolla pinnata–Anabaena azollae symbiotic association during salt toxicity. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 69: 32-38.

  • Satya Shila Singh, Arun Kumar Mishra, Ram Sanmukh Upadhyay (2010) Potentiality of Azolla as a suitable P- biofertilizer under salinity through acid phosphatase activity. Ecological Engineering, 36: 1076-1082.

  • Satya Shila Singh, Anju Singh, Amrita Srivastava, Prashant Singh, Anumeha Singh, Arun Kumar Mishra (2010) Characterization of Frankia strains based on physiological, SDS-PAGE of whole cell proteins and RAPD-PCR analyses. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 26: 985-992

  • Satya Shila Singh, Kikku Kunui, Robin Anigo Minj, Prashant Singh (2014) Diversity and distribution pattern analysis of cyanobacteria isolated from paddy fields of Chhattisgarh, India. Journal of Asia Pacific Biodiversity, 7: 462-470.

  • Arun Kumar Mishra, Anju Singh and Satya Shila Singh (2010) Diversity of Frankia strains nodulating Hippophae salicifolia D. Don using FAME profiling as Chemotaxonomic markers. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 50:318-324.

  • Amrita Srivastava, Anumeha Singh, Satya Shila Singh, Arun K. Mishra (2017) Salt stress–induced changes in antioxidative defense system and proteome profiles of salttolerant and sensitive Frankia strains. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A, 52(5):420-428.

  • Robin Anigo Minj, Prashant Singh, Kikku Kunui, Satya Shila Singh (2017) Diversity and phylogenetic analysis of some heterocystous cyanobacteria using morphological, Nitrogen fixation and molecular attributes. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 16(4):586-593.

  • Arun Kumar Mishra, Ekta Shukla and Satya Shila Singh (2013) Phylogenetic comparison among the heterocystous cyanobacteria based on a polyphasic approach. Protoplasma, 250: 77-94.

A. Full List of Publications:

  • Prashant Singh, Robin Anigo Minj, Kikku Kunui, Zaid Muneef Shaikh, Archana Suradksr,Yogesh S Shouche, Arun Kumar Mishra, Satya Shila Singh (2017) A new species of Scytonema isolated from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India using polyphasic approach. Plants Systematics and Evolution, 303: 249-258.
  • Amrita Srivastava, Anumeha Singh, Satya Shila Singh, Arun K. Mishra (2017) Salt stress–induced changes in antioxidative defense system and proteome profiles of salttolerant and sensitive Frankia strains. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A, 52(5):420-428.
  • Sindhunath Chakraborty, Balkrishna Tiwari, Satya Shila Singh, Alok Kumar Srivastava and Arun Kumar Mishra (2017) Differential physiological, oxidative and antioxidative responses of cyanobacterium Anabaena sphaerica to attenuate malathion pesticide toxicity. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 11: 56-63.
  • Kunui K, Minj RA, Singh SS (2017) Iron uptake strategies, transportations and storage relevant to plants and microorganisms. In : Plants and Microbes in an ever changing environment (ed) Singh SS., Nova Science Publisher, New York.pp.211-255
  • Robin Anigo Minj, Prashant Singh, Kikku Kunui, Satya Shila Singh (2017) Diversity and phylogenetic analysis of some heterocystous cyanobacteria using morphological, Nitrogen fixation and molecular attributes. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 16(4):586-593.
  • Chakraborty S, Singh SS, Verma E, Tiwari B, Mishra AK (2017) Aluminium toxicity and defence mechanism in plants. In: Plants and Microbes in an ever changing environment (ed) Singh SS., Nova Science Publisher, New York.pp.183-210.
  • Prashant Singh, Robin Anigo Minj, Kikku Kunui, Zaid Muneef Shaikh, Archana Suradkar, Yogesh S Shouche, Arun Kumar Mishra, Satya Shila Singh (2016) A new species of Scytonema isolated from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54:519–527.
  • Singh P, Singh SS (2016) Cyanobacteria: Diversity and applications in Biotechnology. In: Environmental Biotechnology (eds) Gupta RK and Singh SS., Daya Publishing House, Darya Ganj, New Delhi, pp, 83-100.
  • Minj RA, Singh SS (2016) Cyanobacterial diversity of Chhattisgarh. In: Algal Diversity of Chhattisgarh. Singh SS (ed) A and V publishing House, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, pp.19-48.
  • Kunui K, Singh SS (2016) Diversity among the green algae of Chhattisgarh. In: Algal Diversity of Chhattisgarh (ed) Singh SS., A and V publishing House, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, pp. 49-68.
  • Arun Kumar Mishra, Pawan Kumar Singh, Prashant Singh, Anumeha Singh, Satya Shila Singh, Amrita Srivastava, Alok Kumar Srivastava and Hridip Kumar Sarma (2015) Molecular Phylogeny and evolutionary genetics of Frankia strains based on 16S rRNA and nifD-K gene sequences. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 55(8) :1013-1020.
  • P. Singh, Satya S. Singh, M. Aboal, A.K. Mishra (2015) Decoding cyanobacteria phylogeny and molecular evolution using an evonumeric approach. Protoplasma, 252:519–535.
  • Satya Shila Singh, Kikku Kunui, Robin Anigo Minj, Prashant Singh (2014) Diversity and distribution pattern analysis of cyanobacteria isolated from paddy fields of Chhattisgarh, India. Journal of Asia Pacific Biodiversity, 7: 462-470.
  • Singh S S (2014) Blue green algae and rural development. In: Rising Science, pp 39-40.
  • Amrita Srivastava, Satya Shila Singh and Arun Kumar Mishra (2014) Modulation in fatty acid composition influences salinity stress tolerance in Frankia strains. Annals of Microbiology, 64:1315–1323.
  • Ekta Shukla, Satya Shila Singh and Arun Kumar Mishra (2013) Fingerprinting and phylogeny of some heterocystous cyanobacteria using short tandemly repeated repetitive and highly iterated palindrome sequences. Microbiology, 82:1-8.
  • Arun Kumar Mishra, Ekta Shukla and Satya Shila Singh (2013) Phylogenetic comparison among the heterocystous cyanobacteria based on a polyphasic approach. Protoplasma, 250: 77-94.
  • Amrita Srivastava, Satya Shila Singh and Arun Kumar Mishra (2013) Sodium transport and mechanism(s) of sodium tolerance in Frankia strains. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 53: 163-174.
  • Ekta Shukla, Satya Shila Singh, Prashant Singh and Arun Kumar Mishra (2012) Chemotaxonomy of heterocystous cyanobacteria using FAME profiling as species markers. Protoplasma, 249:651-661.
  • Prashant Singh, Satya Shila Singh, Josef Elster and A. K. Mishra (2012) Molecular Phylogeny, population genetics and evolution of heterocystous cyanobacteria using nifH gene sequences. Protoplasma, 250:751-764.
  • Prashant Singh, Satya Shila Singh, Amrita Srivastava, Anumeha Singh and Arun Kumar Mishra (2011) Structural, functional and molecular basis of Cyanophage-cyanobacterial Interactions and its significance. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(11):2591-2608.
  • Amrita Srivastava, Prashant Singh, Anumeha Singh, Satya Shila Singh and Arun Kumar Mishra (2011) Cyanobacteria : Phenotypic to the Genotypic Diversity. In: Microbial Biotechnology & Ecology (eds) Vyas et al., Daya Publications, Darya Ganj, New Delhi, pp. 41-59.
  • Arun Kumar Mishra, Anju Singh and Satya Shila Singh (2010) Diversity of Frankia strains nodulating Hippophae salicifolia D. Don using FAME profiling as Chemotaxonomic markers. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 50:318-324.
  • Arun Kumar Mishra and Satya Shila Singh (2010) Responses and Tolerance of Azolla- Anabaena system against salinity stress. In: Ecotoxicology Around the Globe, Nova Publisher, USA, pp, 53-86.
  • Satya Shila Singh, Arun Kumar Mishra, Ram Sanmukh Upadhyay (2010) Potentiality of Azolla as a suitable P- biofertilizer under salinity through acid phosphatase activity. Ecological Engineering, 36: 1076-1082.
  • Satya Shila Singh, Anju Singh, Amrita Srivastava, Prashant Singh, Anumeha Singh, Arun Kumar Mishra (2010) Characterization of Frankia strains based on physiological, SDS-PAGE of whole cell proteins and RAPD-PCR analyses. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 26: 985-992.
  • Arun Kumar Mishra, Prashant Singh, Satya Shila Singh, Ekta Shukla, Amrita Srivastava, Anumeha Singh (2010) Role of Blue Green Algae in Rural Development. In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Transformation in Rural Economy of North East Hills Region in India: Status, Determinant and Prospects held on 7-8th May, 2010, National Institute of Rural Development, North Eastern Regional Centre, Assam.
  • Singh A, Singh S S, Pandey PC, Mishra AK (2010) Attenuation of metal toxicity by frankial siderophores. Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, 92(7): 1339-1346.
  • Amrita Srivastava, Anju Singh, Satya Shila Singh and Arun Kumar Mishra (2009) Frankia-Actinorhizal Symbiosis: An Overview. In: Soil Microflora (eds) Gupta et al., pp. 86-101.
  • Arun Kumar Mishra, Prashant Singh, Anumeha Singh, Amrita Srivastava and Satya Shila Singh (2009) Role of Frankia in Agroforestry. In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Agroforestry fr Socioeconomic Development of North Eastern Region held on 11-12th December, 2009, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Satya Shila Singh, Ram Sanmukh Upadhyay and Arun Kumar Mishra (2008) Physiological interactions in Azolla Anabaena system adapting to the salt stress. Journal of Plant Interactions, 3: 145-155.
  • Satya S. Singh, Santosh K. Singh, Arun K. Mishra (2008) Na+ regulation by combined nitrogen in Azolla pinnata–Anabaena azollae symbiotic association during salt toxicity. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 69: 32-38.
  • Anju Singh, Arun Kumar Mishra, Satya Shila Singh, Hridip Kumar Sarma and Ekta Shukla (2008) Influence of iron and chelator on siderophore production in Frankia strains nodulating Hippophae salicifolia D. Don. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 48: 104–111.
  • K.K. Choudhary, S.S. Singh and A.K. Mishra (2007) Nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria and their potential applications. In: Advances in Applied Phycology (eds) Gupta & Pandey, pp.142-154.
  • A.K. Mishra and Satya S. Singh (2006) Protection against salt toxicity in Azolla pinnata- Anabaena azollae symbiotic association by using combined-N sources. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 57 (3):355-365.
  • H.K. Sarma, B.K. Sharma, S.S. Singh, S.C. Tiwari and A.K. Mishra (2006) Polymorphic distribution and phenotypic diversity of Frankia strains in nodule lobes of Hippöphae salicifolia D.Don Current Science, 90:1516-1521.
  • S.K. Singh, S.S. Singh, V.D. Pandey and A.K. Mishra (2006) Factors modulating alkaline phosphatase activity in a diazotrophic rice-field cyanobacterium, Anabaena oryzae. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 22:927-935.
  • A.K. Mishra, S.K. Singh, S.S. Singh and V.D. Pandey (2005) Regulation of Heterocyst and Nitrogen Metabolism. In: The Glimses of Cyanobacteria (eds) Gupta et al., 26-47.
  • S.P. Singh, S. Rai, A.K. Rai, S.P. Tiwari, S.S. Singh, Samarketu and J. Abraham (1994) Athermal physiological effects of microwaves on a cyanobacterium Nostoc muscorum : evidence for EM- memory bits in water. Med. & Bio. Eng. & Comput, 32: 175-180.
  • S.S. Singh, S.P. Tiwari, J. Abraham, S. Rai and Ashwani K. Rai (1994) Magnetobiological effects on a cyanobacterium, Anabaena doliolum. Electro & Magnetobiology (Now Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine) 13(3): 227-235.

B. Books:

  • Singh SS (2017) Plants and Microbes in Ever Changing Environment. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, New York, U.S.A ISBN : 978-1-53610-918-4 (International Edition).
  • Gupta RK, Singh SS (2016) Environmental Biotechnology. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN 978-93-5124-736-4 (Hardbound); ISBN 978-93-5130-962-8 (International Edition).
  • Singh SS (2016) Algal Diversity of Chhattisgarh. A and V publishing House, Chhattisgarh. ISBN: 978-93-85525-19-3(National Edition).

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