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Department of Botany


List of Publications:


  1. Naqvi, N 2018 STATUS AND DIVERSITY OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI IN FOREST  OF NAGPUR,MAHARASHTRA,INDIA. International Journal of Research in Biosciences, Agriculture and technology, Issue Vi,spl-issue 3;46-51.
  2. Gupta M.M.;Naqvi N ;Kumar ,P 2017 I AMF-Centralized database of arbuscular Mycorrhizal distribution, phylogeny and taxonomy .Journal  of Recent Advances in Applied Sciences . Vol30 (1)UGC list No.5219
  3. Gupta M. M., Naqvi N. S. & Singh V. K.2014 The state of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in India: an analysis. Sydowia 66 (2): 265–288.
  4. Naqvi, N. 2014.Potential of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal(AM) Fungi in Reclamation of Wastelands .International Journal of Life Sciences. Special issueA2. pp 48-51.ISSN:2320-7817(Print), 2320-964X (Online)
  5. Nikhat Naqvi 2013 Curriculum Design vis a vis Quality enhancement in higher education. In Proceedings of National Conference on Quality Enhancement In Higher Education QEHE,ISBN978-93-82962-00-7pg 65-70.
  6. Nikhat Naqvi. 2012 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal(AM) Fungal Biodiversity in Forests of Nagpur (Maharashtra)India. In Bionano Frontier Vol.5(2).pp9-11. ISSN  0974-0678
  7. Nikhat Naqvi 2011. Mycorrhiza in sustainable agriculture and natural ecosystem.  In Proceedings of National  Conference Bioresearch, Bioethics & Environment, ISBN No. 978-93-80985 -04-6 pp.11-14
  8. Nikhat S.Naqvi and S.A.M.H. Naqvi  2004.  Mycorrhiza in management of Fruits  and   Vegetable diseases In: Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables – Diagnosis and Management , Vol II ,Kluwer Academic Publishers , Netherlands , pp537-558.
  9. Manju Bansal, Nikhat Sarwar and K.G.Mukerji. 2003. Application of Ecological Principles in Resource conservation. In:  Perspectives In Resource Management In developing Countries. (ed. Baleshwar Thakur), Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, Chapter 5, pp.130-146.
  10. Nikhat S. Naqvi. 2001. Morphology and taxonomy of Citrus. In: Citrus, ( eds. Shyam Singh and S.A.M.H. Naqvi), International Book Distributing & Publishing Co. Lucknow, pp. 69-80.
  11. Bansal, M. B.P.Chamola, N. Sarwar and K.G. Mukerji. 2000. Mycorrhizosphere: Interaction between Rhizosphere microflora and VAM fungi. In: Mycorrhizal Biology, (eds. K.G. Mukerji, B.P. Chamola and Jagjit Singh), Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 143-152.
  12. Mandeep Kaur, Nikhat S. Naqvi and K.G. Mukerji. 2000. Vesicular arbuscular Mycorrhizae in Forestation of arid lands. In: “Evironmental hazards – Plants and People, (eds. M. Iqbal, P.S. Srivastava and T.O. Siddiqi), CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi,pp. 278-288.
  13. Nikhat Sarwar Naqvi and K.G.Mukerj. 2000. Mycorrhizal technology in plant micropropagation System. In: Mycorrhizal Biology. (eds. K.G.Mukerji, B.P.Chamola and Jagjit Singh), Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 217-234.ISBN 0-306-46294-X
  14. Nikhat Sarwar and K.G.Mukerji, 1999. Mycorrhiza in forestation in arid, semiarid and wasteland. In: “Ecological techniques and approaches to vulnerable environment.”    ( ed. R.B. Singh), Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 263-271.ISBN 81-204-1276-1
  15. Nikhat S. Naqvi and K.G. Mukerji, 1998. Mycorrhization of micropropagated Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit. Symbiosis, 24: 103-114
  16. K.G. Mukerji, B.P. Chamola, Alpana Kaushik, Nikhat Sarwar and R.K. Dixon, 1996.  Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza : Potential Biofertilizer for nursery raised multipurpose tree species in tropical soils. Annals of Forestry, 4(1): 12- 20.ISSN 0971-4022
  17. Nikhat Sarwar and K.G. Mukerji, 1996. New Vistas in Plant Biotechnology. In: “Perspectives in Biological Sciences”, (eds. V. Rai, M.L. Naik, and C. Manoharachary), School of Life Sciences, Raipur, pp. 1- 21.ISBN81-900362-3-8.
  18. Nikhat Sarwar and K.G. Mukerji, 1996. Application of mycorrhiza in Forestry. In: “Management of Minor Forest Produce for Sustainability.” (eds. M.P. Shiva and R.B. Mathur) , Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, pp. 134-142 .ISBN 81-204-1034-3
  19. Nikhat Sarwar and K.G. Mukerji, 1995. Mycorrhizal technology in forestation. In : Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Mycorrhiza “Mycorrhizae: Biofertilizer for the future”. (eds. A. Adholeya and S. Singh), pp. 342-344.
  20. Manju Bansal and Nikhat Sarwar, 1994. Role of mycorrhiza in root formation. In: New approaches in Microbial Ecology. (eds. J.P. Tiwari, Geeta Saxena, Neelima Mittal, I. Tiwari and B.P.Chamola). Aditya Books Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, pp. 281-296.


  1. Sarika S. Maske, Lalita N. Sangolkar and Tapan Chakrabarti (2010) Temporal variation in density and diversity of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in Lakes at Nagpur (M. S.), India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 169, 299-308 (Impact factor- 1.436)
  2. Lalita N. Sangolkar, Sarika S. Maske, Pradeep L. Muthal, Sanjay M. Kashyap and Tapan Chakrabarti (2009) Isolation and characterization of microcystin producing Microcystis from Central Indian water bloom. Harmful Algae 8 (5) 674–684 (Five year Impact factor- 3.853)
  3. Lalita N. Sangolkar, Sarika S. Maske and Tapan Chakrabarti (2006) Methods for determining microcystins (peptide hepatotoxins) and microcystin-producing cyanobacteria. Water Research 40(19), 3485-3496 (Five year Impact factor-4.966)


“Pteridophyte & Gymnosperms” used as subject reference book for B.Sc ( Semester II)in RTMNU, Nagpur published by GC Publisher(ISBN 978-93-82962-24-4)

Book Chapter

Lalita N. Sangolkar, Sarika S. Maske and Tapan Chakrabarti (2010) Environmental Concerns and Health Implications of Cyanobacterial Toxins . pp 341-360 In: S. R. Garg (ed.). Environmental Security: Human and Animal Health. IBDC Publishers, Lucknow (India).


Sr. No. Title of the Project Agency Period Grant / Amount Mobilized (Rs. Lakh)
1. Evaluation of Mycorrhizal Status of the Region and production of Inoculum for economically important plants   UGC 2Years 150000