Dr. Jitendra  Panwar
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Dr. Jitendra Panwar

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, India

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Biotechnology
Plant Epidemiology
Plant Genetics
Plant Breeding

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Jain, N., A. Bhargava, V. Pareek, M.S. Akhtar and J. Panwar, 2017. Does seed size and surface anatomy play role in combating phytotoxicity of nanoparticles? Ecotoxicol., 2017: 1-12.
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  2. Bhargava, A., N. Jain, M.A. Khan, V. Pareek, R.V. Dilip and J. Panwar, 2016. Utilizing metal tolerance potential of soil fungus for efficient synthesis of gold nanoparticles with superior catalytic activity for degradation of rhodamine B. J. Environ. Manage., 183: 22-32.
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  3. Yadav, R.S., J. Panwar, H.N. Meena, P.P. Thirumalaisamy and R.L. Meena, 2015. Developing Disease-Suppressive Soil Through Agronomic Management. In: Organic Amendments and Soil Suppressiveness in Plant Disease Management. Meghvansi, M.K. and A. Varma (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp 61-94.
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  4. Yadav, B.K., M.S. Akhtar and J. Panwar, 2015. Rhizospheric Plant-Microbe Interactions: Key Factors to Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition. In: Plant Microbes Symbiosis: Applied Facets. Arora, N.K. et al. (Eds.). Springer India, India, pp 127-145.
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  5. Solanki, P., A. Bhargava, H. Chhipa, N. Jain and J. Panwar, 2015. Nano-fertilizers and Their Smart Delivery System. In: Nanotechnologies in Food and Agriculture. Rai, M. et al., (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp 81-101.
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  6. Jha, P., J. Panwar and P.N. Jha, 2015. Secondary plant metabolites and root exudates: guiding tools for polychlorinated biphenyl biodegradation. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 12: 789-802.
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  7. Jain, N., P. Alam, I.R. Laskar and J. Panwar, 2015. ‘Aggregation induced phosphorescence’ active iridium(III) complexes for integrated sensing and inhibition of bacterial growth in aqueous solution. RSC Adv., 5: 61983-61988.
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  8. Jain, N., A. Bhargava, M. Rathi, R.V. Dilip and J. Panwar, 2015. Removal of Protein Capping Enhances the Antibacterial Efficiency of Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles. PLoS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0134337.
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  9. Bhargava, A., N. Jain, S. Gangopadhyay and J. Panwar, 2015. Development of gold nanoparticle-fungal hybrid based heterogeneous interface for catalytic applications. Process Biochem., 50: 1293-1300.
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  10. Akhtar, M.S., J. Panwar, S.N.A. Abdullah, Y. Siddiqui, M.K. Swamy and S. Ashkani, 2015. Biocontrol of Plant Parasitic Nematodes by Fungi: Efficacy and Control Strategies. In: Organic Amendments and Soil Suppressiveness in Plant Disease Management, Meghvansi, M.K. and A. Varma (Eds.). Chapter 11, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-319-23074-0, pp: 219-247.
  11. Jain, N., A. Bhargava, D. Sabat and J. Panwar, 2014. Unveiling the potential of metal-tolerant fungi for efficient enzyme production. Process Biochem., 49: 1858-1866.
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  12. Jain, N., A. Bhargava and J. Panwar, 2014. Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue using biologically synthesized "protein-capped" ZnO nanoparticles. Chem. Eng. J., 243: 549-555.
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  13. Panwar, J., 2013. Nanoparticles: Controllable synthesis and characterization. In: Nanotechnology in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. Adhikari, T. et al. (Eds.). New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India, pp 153-173.
  14. Jain, N., A. Bhargava, J.C. Tarafdar, S.K. Singh and J. Panwar, 2013. A biomimetic approach towards synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 97: 859-869.
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  15. Gupta, G., J. Panwar and P.N. Jha, 2013. Natural occurrence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a dominant cultivable diazotrophic endophytic bacterium colonizing Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. Applied Soil Ecol., 64: 252-261.
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  16. Bhargava, A., N. Jain, M.L. Barathi, M.S. Akhtar, Y.S. Yun and J. Panwar, 2013. Synthesis, characterization and mechanistic insights of mycogenic iron oxide nanoparticles. J. Nanoparticle Res., Vol. 15. 10.1007/s11051-013-2031-5.
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  17. Akhtar, M.S., J. Panwar and Y.S. Yun, 2013. Biogenic synthesis of metallic nanoparticles by plant extracts. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 1: 591-602.
  18. Akhtar, M.S. and J. Panwar, 2013. Efficacy of root-associated fungi and PGPR on the growth of Pisum sativum (cv. Arkil) and reproduction of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita. J. Basic Microbiol., 53: 318-326.
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  19. Yadav, R.S., S.C. Meena, S.I. Patel, K.I. Patel, M.S. Akhtar, B.K. Yadav and J. Panwar, 2012. Bioavailability of Soil P for Plant Nutrition. In: Farming for Food and Water Security, Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, Lichtfouse, E. (Ed.). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 177-200.
  20. Khungar, B., M.S. Rao, K. Pericherla, P. Nehra, N. Jain, J. Panwar and A. Kumar, 2012. Synthesis, characterization and microbiocidal studies of novel ionic liquid tagged Schiff bases. C.R. Chim., 15: 669-674.
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  21. Gupta, G., J. Panwar, M.S. Akhtar and P.N. Jha, 2012. Endophytic Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria as Biofertilizer. In: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 11, Lichtfouse, E. (Ed.). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 183-221.
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  22. Akhtar, M.S., B.K. Yadav, J. Panwar and R.S. Yadav, 2012. Potentiality of Thiobacillus in agricultural system. Adv. Sci. Engin. Med., 4: 77-80.
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  23. Yadav, B.K., J.C. Tarafdar and J. Panwar, 2011. Microbial dynamics in rhizosphere of fruit plants during summer and monsoon in arid environment. Indian J. Hortic., 68: 161-169.
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  24. Rao, V.K., M.S. Rao, N. Jain, J. Panwar and A. Kumar, 2011. Silver triflate catalyzed synthesis of 3-aminoalkylated indoles and evaluation of their antibacterial activities. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 10.1186/2191-2858-1-10.
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  25. Mehrotra, R., S. Mehrotra and J. Panwar, 2011. Bionics: Where machines imitate life. Biotechnol. Bioinf. Bioeng., 1: 275-277.
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  26. Jain, N., A. Bhargava, S. Majumdar, J.C. Tarafdar and J. Panwar, 2011. Extracellular biosynthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using Aspergillus flavus NJP08: A mechanism perspective. Nanoscale, 3: 635-641.
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  27. Bhargava, A., N. Jain and J. Panwar, 2011. Synthesis and application of magnetic nanoparticles: a biological perspective. In: Current Topics in Biotechnology & Microbiology. Dhingra, H.K. et al. (Eds.). LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, pp 117-155.
  28. Akhtar, M.S. and Z.A. Jitendra Panwar, 2011. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and opportunistic fungi: Efficient root symbionts for the management of plant parasitic nematodes. Adv. Sci. Eng. Med., 3: 165-175.
  29. Yadav, B.K., J.C. Tarafdar, J. Panwar and R.S. Yadav, 2010. Phytase producing fungi and their efficiency in hydrolyzing phytin-P compound. Ann. Arid Zone, 42: 85-90.
  30. Mehrotra, R. and J. Panwar, 2009. Dimerization of GT element interferes negatively with gene activation. J. Genet., 88: 257-260.
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  31. Yadav, R.S., J. Panwar, J.C. Tarafdar, B.K. Yadav and S. Dave, 2008. Role of arbuscular mycorrhizae in dry land agriculture. In: Organic Agriculture. Tarafdar, J.C. et al., (Eds.). Indian Society of Soil Science and Scientific Publishers, India, pp 125-148.
  32. Verma, N., J.C. Tarafdar, K.K. Srivastava and J. Panwar, 2008. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) diversity in Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce under arid agroecosystems. Agric. Sci. China, 7: 754-761.
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  33. Tarafdar, J.C. and J. Panwar, 2008. Role of arbuscular mycorrhizae in P nutrition of plants under arid and semiarid environments. In: Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Montano N.M. et al., (Eds.). Mundi-Prensa, Mexico, pp 41-53.
  34. Panwar, J., R.S. Yadav, B.K. Yadav and J.C. Tarafdar, 2008. Arbuscular Mycorrhizae: A Dynamic Microsymbiont for Sustainable Agriculture. In: Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry. Siddiqui, Z.A. et al., (Eds.). Springer Netherlands, Netherlands, pp 159-176.
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  35. Aseri, G.K., N. Jain, J. Panwar, A.V. Rao and P.R. Meghwal, 2008. Biofertilizers improve plant growth, fruit yield, nutrition, metabolism and rhizosphere enzyme activities of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) in Indian Thar Desert. Sci. Hortic., 117: 130-135.
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  36. Praveen-Kumar, S.K., S. Kathju, J. Panwar, V.K. Saini and J.C. Tarafdar, 2007. Dehydrogenase and phosphatase activities in soils under arid ecosystems as influenced by tillage, soil depth and crop rotation. J. Indian Soc. Soil Sci., 55: 488-492.
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  37. Panwar, J., J.C. Tarafdar, R.S. Yadav, K.V. Salini, G. K. Aseri and A. Vyas, 2007. Technique for visual demonstration of germinating arbuscular mycorrhizal spores and their multiplication in pots. J. Plant Nutr. Sci., 170: 659-663.
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  38. Panwar, J. and J.C. Tarafdar, 2006. Distribution of three endangered medicinal plant species and their colonization with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. J. Arid Environ., 65: 337-350.
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  39. Panwar, J. and J.C. Tarafdar, 2006. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal dynamics under Mitragyna parvifolia (Roxb.) Korth. in Thar Desert. Applied Soil Ecol., 34: 200-208.
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  40. Saini, V.K., S.C. Bhandari and J. Panwar, 2005. Establishment and influence of different microbial inoculants along with FYM and biofertilizer on the performance of Sorghum bicolor L. Indian J. Microbiol., 45: 147-150.
  41. Panwar, J., V.K. Saini, J.C. Tarafdar, P. Kumar and S. Kathju, 2005. Changes in labile P status under different cropping systems in an arid environment. J. Arid. Environ., 61: 137-145.
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  42. Yadav, R.S., J.C. Tarafdar, A. Godara and J. Panwar, 2004. Soil phosphorus availability in different land use systems of Southern Rajasthan. J. Eco-Physiol., 7: 147-152.
  43. Meena, S.C., J. Panwar, J.C. Tarafdar, P. Kumar and S. Kathju, 2004. Activities of some degrading enzymes during decomposition of pearl millet and wheat straw. Ann. Arid Zone, 43: 165-176.
  44. Tarafdar, J.C., M. Bareja and J. Panwar, 2003. Efficiency of some phosphatase producing soil-fungi. Indian J. Microbiol., 43: 27-32.
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  45. Panwar, J., G.K. Aseri and B.K. Yadav, 2003. Dehydrogenase and phosphatase activities in rhizosphere soils of different plant species of arid region. Geobios, 30: 188-190.
  46. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2003. Improved biomass production and nutrient uptake in Acacia leucophloea by inoculation with AM fungi. In: Human Impact on Desert Environment. Narain, P. et al., (Eds.). Arid Zone Research Association of India, Jodhpur, India., ISBN: 81901024002, pp 411-414.
  47. Kumar, P., J.C. Tarafdar, J. Panwar and S. Kathju, 2003. A rapid method for assessment of residue quality. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci., 166: 662-666.
  48. Panwar. J and A. Vyas, 2002. Arbuscular mycorrhizal associations in Tamarix aphylla in Indian Thar Desert. Mycorrhiza News. 14: 14-16.
  49. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2002. Physiological changes in Acacia leucophloea by different AM fungi. Asian J. Microbiol., Biotechnol. Environ. Sci., 4: 75-78.
  50. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2002. Influence of AM fungi on physiological changes in Moringa concanensis: An endangered tree of Indian Thar desert. Indian J. Microbiol., 42: 331-333.
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  51. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2002. Influence of AM fungi on physiological changes in Tamarix aphylla: An endangered tree species of Indian Thar Desert. Sci. Cult., 68: 122-124.
  52. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2002. Influence of AM fungi on peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase activities in Moringa concanensis. Indian. J. Environ. Sci., 6: 131-133.
  53. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2002. Changes in peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase activities in roots of Acacia leucophloea by different AM species. Geobios, 29: 29-32.
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  54. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2002. Biochemical changes in Acacia leucophloea by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Indian. J. Microbiol., 42: 249-250.
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  55. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2002. AM fungi: A biological approach towards conservation of endangered plants in Thar Desert, India. Curr. Sci., 82: 576-578.
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  56. Saini, V.K., S.C. Bhandari, J. Panwar and U.S. Rawat, 2001. Impact of various levels of phosphorus and phosphate solubilizing microorganism in augmenting wheat production. J. Eco-Physiol., 4: 115-118.
  57. Panwar, J. and A. Vyas, 2001. AM fungal infection process in some endangered tree species of Thar desert. Indian. J. Eco-Physiol., 4: 65-67.
  58. Panwar. J. and A. Vyas, 2000. Occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the rhizosphere of endangered tree species on Indian Thar Desert. Biofetilizer Newslett., 8: 14-16.
  59. Panwar. J. and A. Vyas, 2000. Changes in peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase activities in roots of Tamarix aphylla by different AM fungi. J. Eco-Physiol., 3: 103-106.
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