Dr. Bhima  Bhukya

Dr. Bhima Bhukya

Assistant Professor
Osmania University, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Microbiology from Osmania University, India

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Dr. B. Bhima is currently working as Head & Assistant Professor at Department of Microbiology, and as a General Secretary, Faculty club, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He completed his Ph.D. (2009) in Microbiology from Osmania University. After a brief Post-Doctoral stint in University of Pennsylvania, USA he joined back the university service in the Department of Microbiology. His present research interest lies in recombinant probiotics, proteomics and genomics, animal nutrition, biofuels and bioprocess engineering. He has total 14 years of teaching experience including 3 years of undergraduate (Veterinary) and 11 years of postgraduate (M.Sc.) teaching and 15 years of research experience. He has established a probiotics research Laboratory at the Department of Microbiology, Osmania University with the financial support of DST-SERB, UGC, DST-PURSE and UPE-FAR projects. At present 10 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. and two students are working in research projects under his supervision. Dr. Bhima published 15 research articles, 5 book chapters and presented over 25 papers (oral and poster presentations) at various National and International Conferences. His prior work experience includes contribution to university corporate life by working as a warden for Ph.D. scholars hostel from 2009 to 2011.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Microbial Diversity

Selected Publications

  1. Kannoju, B., S. Ganapathiwar, H. Nunavath, B. Sunkar and B. Bhukya, 2017. Plausible exploitation of Jatropha de-oiled seed cake for lipase and phytase production and simultaneous detoxification by Candida parapsilosis isolated from poultry garbage. Bioresour. Technol., 225: 215-224.
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  2. Srinivas, B., G.S. Rani, B.K. Kumar, B. Chandrasekhar, K.V. Krishna, T.A. Devi and B. Bhima, 2016. Evaluating the probiotic and therapeutic potentials of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain (OBS2) isolated from fermented nectar of toddy palm. AMB Express. Vol. 7. 10.1186/s13568-016-0301-1.
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  3. Pitta, D.W., Z. Dou, S. Kumar, N. Indugu, J.D. Toth, B. Vecchiarelli and B. Bhukya, 2016. Metagenomic evidence of the prevalence and distribution patterns of antimicrobial resistance genes in dairy agroecosystems. Foodborne Pathogens Dis., 13: 296-302.
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  4. Pitta, D.W., N. Indugu, S. Kumar, B. Vecchiarelli and R. Sinha et al., 2016. Metagenomic assessment of the functional potential of the rumen microbiome in Holstein dairy cows. Anaerobe, 38: 50-60.
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  5. Nunavath, H., C. Banoth, V.R. Talluri and B. Bhukya, 2016. An analysis of horseradish peroxidase enzyme for effluent treatment. Bioinformation, 12: 318-323.
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  6. Namani, V., B.B.K. Goud, Y.B. Kumari, R. Kumbham, K. Balakrishna and B. Bhima, 2015. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of benzimidazolyl and benzothiazolyl picolinamide derivatives as antimicrobial agents. Asian J. Chem., 27: 4575-4578.
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  7. Chandrasekhar, B. and B. Bhima, 2015. Cellulose as sole substrate for bio ethanol production: Development of structural molecular model of endoglucanase III from Trichoderma reesei using bioinformatic tools. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Res., 6: 1132-1136.
  8. Bhima, B., Y. Ramana Reddy, M. Pawani, Sudhakara Reddy, L. Venkateswar Rao, D.W. Pitta 2015. Influence of Stress-Resistant Yeast Culture (OBV9) Supplementation on the Productive Performance of Water Buffalo Asian J. Anim. Vet. Adv., 10: 260-270.
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  9. Jaheer, M., P.R. Reddy, B. Bhima, N. Narsimha, P. Sujitha, B. Srinivas and C.S. Devi, 2014. Synthesis, spectro-analytical, computational and biological studies of novel 6-methyl-3-(1-(4-oxo-2-phenylquinazolin-3(4H)-ylimino) ethyl)-2H-pyran-2, 4(3H)-dione and its Co (II), Cu (II) and Hg (II) metal complexes. IOSR J. Applied Chem., 7: 1-12.
  10. Bhima, B., Y.R. Reddy, M.S. Reddy, M. Pawani and L.V. Rao, 2014. Effect of thermo-tolerant yeast on intake and nutrient digestibility's in Murrah buffalo steers (Bubalus bubalis) fed straw based complete diet. Vet. World, 7: 501-504.
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  11. Reddy, M.S., Y.R. Reddy, B. Bhima, Y. Thirupathaiah, A.R. Reddy and L.V. Rao, 2013. Effect of different levels of thermotolerant probiotic yeast supplementation on biochemical and immune parameters in broilers. World J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 2: 4911-4916.
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  12. Kumar, B.K. and B. Bhima, 2012. Detoxification of anti nutrients (tannins) present in fruit extracts for probiotic yeast production. Int. J. Applied Biol. Pharm. Tech., 3: 275-279.
  13. Bhima, B., 2012. Development of stress tolerant yeast for probiotic and prebiotic applications. Lifesci. India, 1: 63-65.
  14. Addla, D., Bhima, B. Sridhar, A. Devi and S. Kantevari, 2012. Design, synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of novel 1-benzyl 2-butyl-4-chloroimidazole embodied 4-azafluorenones via molecular hybridization approach. Bioorganic Med. Chem. Lett., 22: 7475-7480.
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  15. Bhima, B., T.A. Devi, M.S. Reddy, Y.R. Reddy and L.V. Rao, 2011. Optimized protein extraction from Saccharomyces cerevisiae for 2-D gel electrophoresis. J. Theor. Exp. Biol., 8: 77-84.
  16. Pawar, S.C., J.K. Naik, B. Bhima, A. Pawar and G.D. Gopinath, 2010. Uniform expression of hepcidin mRNA in tumors differing in number, degree of differentiation and vessel invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma. Int. J. Applied Biol. Pharm. Tech., 1: 168-174.
  17. Bhima, B., Y.R. Reddy, M. Pavani, M.S. Reddy and L.V. Rao, 2010. In vitro evaluation of straw based complete diets supplemented with probiotic yeast. Indian Vet. J., 87: 779-781.
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  18. Bhima, B., T.A. Devi, M.S. Reddy, Y.R. Reddy and L.V. Rao, 2010. Insights into the protein profiles of stress tolerant and mesophilic yeast by proteomics approach: A comparative study. Int. J. Applied Biol. Pharm. Tech., 1: 349-359.
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  19. Bhima, B., S.R. Marrivada, T.A. Devi, Y.R. Reddy and L.V. Rao, 2010. Screening and characterization of stress tolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from brewery effluents for animal probiotic applications. IIOAB J., 1: 32-39.
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  20. Bhima, B., Y.R. Reddy, M. Pavani, M.S. Reddy and L.V. Rao, 2009. Rumen fermentation pattern in murrah buffalo steers fed on straw based complete diet supplemented with thermotolerant probiotic yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) at graded levels. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 26: 239-242.
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  21. Reddy, G.V.N. and B. Bhima, 2003. Effect of yeast culture based diet on growth and nutrient utilization in Deoni bull calves. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 20: 101-104.