Dr. Murugan  Kasi

Dr. Murugan Kasi

Professor
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Microbiology from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Biochemistry
62%
Biotechnology
90%
Environmental Microbiology
75%
Plant Biotechnology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Kasi, M., A. Anandaraj, A.A. Hatamleh, F.S. Albaqami and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2017. Groundnut oil biopreservation: Bioactive components, nutritional value and anti‐aflatoxigenic effects of traditional ginger seasoning. J. Food Process. Preserv., Vol. 41. 10.1111/jfpp.12984.
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  2. Kanagavel, M., S. Shanmughapriya, K.V.L. Aishwarya, K. Ponmurugan, K. Murugan, N.A. Al-Dhabi and K. Natarajaseenivasan, 2017. Peptide specific monoclonal antibodies of Leptospiral LigA for acute diagnosis of leptospirosis. Sci. Rep., Vol. 7. 10.1038/s41598-017-03658-0.
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  3. Sekar, K., K. Murugan, P. Pandikumar, S. Al-Sohaibani and S. Ignacimuthu, 2016. Anticaries potential of ethnomedicinal plants used by Malayali tribals from Kolli Hills, India. Indian J. Tradit. Knowledge, 15: 109-115.
  4. Murugan, K., K. Selvanayaki and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2016. Urinary catheter indwelling clinical pathogen biofilm formation, exopolysaccharide characterization and their growth influencing parameters. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 23: 150-159.
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  5. Velayudham, S. and K. Murugan, 2015. Sequential optimization approach for enhanced production of antimicrobial compound from Streptomyces rochei BKM-4. South Indian J. Biol. Sci., 1: 72-79.
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  6. Murugan, K., S. Shanmugasamy, S. Al-Sohaibani, N. Vignesh, K. Palanikannan, A. Vimala and G.R. Kumar, 2015. TaxKB: A knowledge base for new taxane-related drug discovery. BioData Mining, Vol. 8. 10.1186/s13040-015-0053-5.
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  7. Murugan, K., S. Sangeetha, S. Ranjitha, A. Vimala, S. Al-Sohaibani and G. Rameshkumar, 2015. HDACiDB: A database for histone deacetylase inhibitors. Drug Design Dev. Therapy, 9: 2257-2264.
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  8. Murugan, K., K. Kavitha and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2015. Rifampicin resistance among multi-resistant MRSA clinical isolates from Chennai, India and their molecular characterization. Genet. Mol. Res., 14: 2716-2725.
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  9. Duraisamy, S., M. Kasi, S. Balakrishnan, S. Al-Sohaibani and G. Ramasamy, 2015. Optimization of Lactobacillus brevis NS01 brevicin production and its application in apple juice biopreservation using food-grade clarifying agent silica as a carrier. Food Bioprocess Technol., 8: 1750-1761.
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  10. Murugan, K., K. Anandaraj and S.A. Al‐Sohaibani, 2014. Evaluation of Allium and its seasoning on toxigenic, nutritional and sensorial profiles of groundnut oil. J. Food Sci., 79: M643-M652.
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  11. Murugan, K., B. Senthilkumar, D. Senbagam and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2014. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Acacia leucophloea extract and their antibacterial activity. Int. J. Nanomed., 9: 2431-2438.
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  12. Sikkandar, S., K. Murugan, S. Al-Sohaibani, F. Rayappan, A. Nair and F. Tilton, 2013. Halophilic bacteria-a potent source of carotenoids with antioxidant and anticancer potentials. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 7: 2825-2830.
  13. Sikkandar, S., K. Murugan, A. Nair and F. Tilton, 2013. Molecular authentication and genetic diversity analysis of Haloferox volcanii and Halobacterium salinarium from salt brines. Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res., 6: 158-160.
  14. Sangeetha, S., S. Ranjitha, K. Murugan and G.R. Kumar, 2013. Breast cancer specific histone deacetylase inhibitors and lead discovery using molecular docking and descriptor study. Trends Bioinf., 6: 25-44.
  15. Murugan, K., S. Sangeetha, V.B. Kalyanasundaram and A.S. Saleh, 2013. In vitro and in silico screening for Andrographis paniculata quorum sensing mimics: New therapeutic leads for cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. Plant Omics, 6: 340-346.
  16. Murugan, K., S. Krishnasamy, V.B. Kalyanasundaram and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2013. Nanotechnological approach for exploring the antibiofilm a potential of an ethanomedicinal herb Andrographis paniculata for controlling lung infection causing Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Digest J. Nanomater. Biostruct., 8: 117-126.
  17. Murugan, K., K. Sekar, S. Sangeetha, S. Ranjitha and S.S. Sa, 2013. In vitro and structure based in silico screening of putative therapeutic quorum sensing inhibitors from an ethanomedicinal herb Achyranthes aspera controlling cariogenic Streptococcus mutans. Pharm. Biol., 51: 728-736.
  18. Murugan, K., K. Anandaraj and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2013. Antiaflatoxigenic food additive potential of Murraya koenigii: An in vitro and molecular interaction study. Food Res. Int., 52: 8-16.
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  19. Velayudham, S. and K. Murugan, 2012. Diversity and antibacterial screening of actinomycetes from Javadi Hill forest soil, Tamilnadu, India. J. Microbiol. Res., 2: 41-46.
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  20. Murugan, K., Yashotha, K. Sekar and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2012. Detoxification of cyanides in cassava flour by linamarase of Bacillus subtilis KM05 isolated from cassava peel. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 11: 7232-7237.
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  21. Murugan, K., T. Savitha and S. Vasanthi, 2012. Retrospective study of antibiotic resistance among uropathogens from rural teaching hospital, Tamilnadu, India. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Dis., 2: 375-380.
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  22. Murugan, K., P. Prabhakaran, S. Al-Sohaibani and K. Sekar, 2012. Identification of source of faecal pollution of Tirumanimuttar River, Tamilnadu, India using microbial source tracking. Environ. Monit. Assessment, 184: 6001-6012.
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  23. Kavitha, K. and K. Murugan, 2012. Antibacterial studies of Smilax zeylanica on methicillin and rifampicin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Indian J. Applied Microbiol., 15: 107-113.
  24. El-Aziz, A.R.A., M.R. Al-Othman, S.A. Al-Sohaibani, M.A. Mahmoud and K. Murugan, 2012. Prevention of aflatoxin contamination of maize by Aspergillus flavus through aqueous plant extracts in Saudi Arabia. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 6: 6931-6935.
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  25. Al-Sohaibani, S. and K. Murugan, 2012. Anti-biofilm activity of Salvadora persica on cariogenic isolates of Streptococcus mutans: In vitro and molecular docking studies. Biofouling, 28: 29-38.
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  26. Savitha, T., K. Murugan and K. Thangamariappan, 2011. Prevalence study on emergence of urinary tract infection in Erode, Tamilnadu, India. Int. J. Curr. Res., 2: 67-72.
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  27. Murugan, K., S. Al-Sohaibani, G. Lakshimi and K. Anandraj, ` 2011. Xerophilic aflatoxigenic black tea fungi and their inhibition by Elettaria cardamom and Syzygium aromaticum extracts. Saudi J. Biolo. Sci., 18: 383-394.
  28. Murugan, K., R.V. Prabu, S. Sangeetha and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2011. Antiviral activity of Cardiospermum halicacabum L. extract against coinfecting agents HIV and HBV. J. Herbs Spices Med. Plants, 17: 403-418.
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  29. Murugan, K., K. Selvanayaki and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2011. Antibiofilm activity of Andrographis paniculata against cystic fibrosis clinical isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 27: 1661-1668.
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  30. Al-Sohaibani, S., K. Murugan, G. Lakshimi and K. Anandraj, 2011. Xerophilic aflatoxigenic black tea fungi and their inhibition by Elettaria cardamomum and Syzygium aromaticum extract. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 18: 387-394.
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  31. Ramesh, N., T. Meenambal, K. Murugan, S.M.S. kumar, L. Thiyagarajan and N.L. Narashimaih, 2010. Biphasic anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) through UASB reactor: A performance studies. Pollut. Res., 28: 239-246.
  32. Murugan, K., U.M. Malathi, P. Saleh, A.S. Al-Sohaibani and M. Chandrasekaran, 2010. Biofilm forming conjunctivitis multi drug resistant Staphylococcus spp. Pol. J. Microbiol., 59: 233-239.
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  33. Murugan, K., K. Selvanayaki and S. Al-Sohaibani, 2010. Antibiofilm activity of Andrographis paniculata against cystic fibrosis clinical isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 27: 1661-1668.
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  34. Murugan, K., J.P. Prabakaran and A.S. Al-Sohaibani. 2010. PHB and nanocomposite production by coconut oil utilizing native Pseudomonas aeruginosa KSR3. J. Adv. Biotechnol.,` 9: 38-43.
  35. Ramesh, S., T. Meenambal and K. Murugan, 2009. Quantification characterization and leachate analysis of municipal solid waste from Erode municipality, Tamilnadu. Nat. Environ. Pollut. Technol., 9: 141-149.
  36. Murugan, K., S. Saravanababu and M. Arunachalam, 2007. Screeing of tannin acyl hydrolase (E.C.3.1.1.20) producing tannery effluent fungal isolates using simple agar plate and SmF process. Bioresour. Technol., 98: 946-949.
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  37. Murugan, K., P. Kaviyarasi and S. Saravanababu, 2006. Antifungal activities of cassia auriculata against AIDS isolate Candida albicans and dermatophytes Epidermophyton floccossum, Geotrichum candidium and Trichophyton mentagraphytes. Asian J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Environ. Sci., 8: 513-520.
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  38. Murugan, K., K. Selvanayaki and P. Asma, 2006. Efficacy of Selected Medicinal Plant Extracts, Antibiotics and Disinfectants on controlling biofilm forming Dye Industry Effluent Isolate Bacillus subtilis. Proceedings of the International conference on Recent Advances in Marine Antifouling Technology, November 6-8, 2006, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, -.
  39. Murugan, K., S. Saravanababu, K. Udayashankar and M. Arunachalam, 2005. Tannery effluent isolates-potential sources of tannin acyl hydrolase enzyme. J. Ecobiol., 17: 287-291.
  40. Murugan, K., K. Vijayakumar and S. Saravanababu, 2005. Study on the evaluation of tannase production and expression of aflatoxin during SSF culture on sorghum straw by tannery effluent isolates Aspergillus niger and A. flavus. Asian J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Environ. Sci., 4: 334-338.
  41. Murugan, K., Zubaiar Ahamed. S and S. Saravanababu, 2004. Ecofriendly approach of improving the nutrient value of sorghum straw through tannase producing fungi SSF culture. Proceedings of the International seminar on Ecotechnology for Sustainable Development, October 4-6th, 2004, Eco Tech, PG and Research Department of Zoology, The New College, Chennai, -.
  42. Murugan, K., T. Karunakaran and P.S. Suman, 2004. Antimicrobial activity of Pedalium murex (L.) against clinical isolates causing gonorrhoae. Proceedings of the National conference on Current Trends in Biological Scenario, August, 11-12th, 2004, PG and Research Department of Botany, Vellalar College for Women, Erode, -.
  43. Murugan, K., V. Echenique and G. Spangenberg, 2003. Southern blotting technique with genomic DNA from plants. Proccedings of the manual International Training Course on Biotechnological Tools in Plant Improvement, September 7- 20th, 2003 Practical manual, 69-79.
  44. Murugan, K., S. Saravanababu, K. Nithamary Kuriakose and Soumya, 2003. Preliminary screening of some traditional medicinal plant for antifungal activity against Candida and superficial mycoses. Proceedings of the National seminar on superficial mycoses, causes, prevention and cure with medicinal plants, September 12-13th, 2003, Department of Botany, Kandasamy Kander`s College, Velur -.
  45. Murugan, K., M. Thavasumani. K. Vijayakumar, S. Saravanababu and M. Arunachalam, 2003. Agriculture residues-An alternate substrate for Tannase production by Solid State Fermentation. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Recent Advances in Biotechnology, February 24-25th, 2003, Ponnaiyah Ramajeyam College, Thanjavur, -.
  46. Murugan, K., K.G. Vanitha, S. Saravanababu and M. Arunachalam, 2003.. Potentiality of tannery effluent isolates in the production of tannin acyl hydrolase enzyme. proceedings of Natl. Sem. on Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology, February 24-25th, 2003 P.R College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, 173-176.
  47. Murugan, K., K. Vijayakumar, M. Thavasumani, S. Saravanababu and M. Arunachalam, 2003. A Preliminary study on tannase by SSF using agriculture residues. Proceedings of Natl. Sem. on Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology, February 24- 25th, 2003, P.R College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, 167-172.
  48. Murugan, K., K. Viajayakumar, S. Saravanababu and M. Arunachalam, 2003. Study on the Effect of Enzymatic treatment on Tannery Effluent. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Current Environmental Issues, March 5th, 2003, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, -.
  49. Venugopalan, P., K. Murugan, S. Saravanababu and N.R. Rajendran, 2002. Optimization and a comparative study of tannin acyl hydrolase and its mass production by tannery effluent isolates. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Current Trends and Future Directions in Life Science, January 4-5th, 2002, Muthayammal College of Arts and Science, Rasipuram, -.
  50. Uday Shanker, P., K. Murugan, S. Saravanababu and N. R. Rajendran, 2002. Purification and characterization of tannase enzyme from tannery effluent isolates. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Current Trends and Future Directions in Life Science, January 4-5th, 2002, Muthayammal College of Arts and Science, Rasipuram, -.
  51. Nabeel Hamsa, K. Murugan, S. Saravanababu and N.R.Rajendran, 2002. The effect of various physical and chemical parameters on the activity of purified tannase enzyme extracted from different fungal isolates. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Current Trends and Future Directions in Life Science, January 4-5th, 2002, uthayammal College of Arts and Science, Rasipuram -.
  52. Murugan, K., R. Kaviarasi, S. Saravanababu and K. Nataraja Seenivasan, 2002. Antifungal efficacy of Cassia auriculata against Candida. Proceedings of the UGC National Seminar on Recent Advances in Plant Sciences and their relevance to Agriculture and Industry, March 16-17th, 2002, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, -.
  53. Kanchana, M., K. Murugan, S. Saravanababu and N.R. Rajendran, 2002. Identification of antifungal bioactive compounds from traditional herbal plants using TLC and its production through PTC. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Current Trends and Future Directions in Life Science, January 4-5th, 2002, Muthayammal College of Arts and Science, Rasipuram, -.
  54. Murugan, K., M. Saravanan, S. Elangovan and S. Saravanababu, 2001. Isolation and characterization of catabolic plasmid of tannery effluent isolate Pseudomonas fluorescens and its transformation into E.coli JM 109. Procewedings of the International conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology, April, 21-24th, 2001 RRL, Trivandrum, India. -.
  55. Kaviarasi, R., K. Murugan and M. Kanchana, 2001. Identification of Antifungal bioactive compounds from traditional medicinal plants (Aristolochia bracheata) using TLC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Biological Sciences, October 11-12th, 2001, K.S.R College of Arts and Science, Tiruchengode, -.
  56. Murugan, K., S. Saravanababu, N.R. Rajendran and A. Murugan, 1999. Potentiality of Microbes in Tannery Effluent Treatment. Proceedings of the National Conference on Industry and Environment, December 28-30th, 1999, Y.C. College of Science, Karad, -.
  57. Rajendran, N.R., S. Saravanababu and K. Murugan, 1998. Pollution from motor vehicles. Proceedings of the Seminar on Exposure to the Environmental Status in Tamilnadu, March, 28-29th, 1998, Tamil Nadu, India. -.
  58. Ranjitsingh, A.J.A., K. Murugan and R. Gowrishankar, 1996. Isolation and identification of microflora in the sugar factory effluents. Environ. Ecol., 14: 973-975.