Prof. Ramesh Chander Kuhad

Department of Microbiology

University of Delhi South Campus, India



Ph.D., Bhopal University, Bhopal, India

M.Sc., Bhopal University, Bhopal, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Gupta, R., Khasa, Y.P. and Kuhad, R.C. (2011). Evaluation of pretreatment methods in improving the enzymatic saccharification of cellulosic materials. Carbohydrate Polymers. 84: 1103-1109
  2. Chawla, S., Rawat, R., Shabnam, Kuhad, R.C. and Pundir C.S. (2010) An Amperometric polyphenol biosensor based on laccase immobilized on epoxy-resin membrane. Analytical Methods (RSC publicaitons).
  3. Kuhad, R.C., Chandna, P., Lata and Singh, A. (2010). Composting of lignocellulosic waste material for soil amendment. . In. Soil Biology Series (Editors) Dr. Ajay Singh, Nagina Parmar and Dr. R. C. Kuhad. Springer Verlag, Germany.
  4. Reddy, P.V.M., Reddy, K.K., Kuhad, R.C., Kumar, M.S. and Prakash, M.G. (2010). Effect of supplementation of enzymes and probiotics on performance of broiler chicken. Indian Journal of Poultry Science. (CARI/IJPS/91/2010).
  5. Sharma KK and Kuhad R.C. (2010). Genetic transromation of lignin degrading fungi facilitated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. BMC Biotechnology. Doi:10.1186/1472-6750-10-67.
  6. Gupta, R., Mehta, G., Khasa, Y.P. and Kuhad, R.C. (2010). Fungal delignification of lignocellulosic biomass improves the saccharification of cellulosics. Biodegradation. doi 10.1007/s10532-010-9404-6.
  7. Shrivastava, B., Thakur, S., Khasa, Y.P., Gupte, A., Puniya, A.K. and Kuhad, R.C. (2010). White rot fungal conversion of wheat straw to energy rich cattle feed. Biodegradation. doi 10.1007/s10532-010-9408-2.
  8. Kuhad, R.C., Gupta, R., Khasa Y.P. and Singh A. (2010). Bioethanol production from Lantana camara (red sage): Pretreatment, saccharification and fermentation. Bioresource technology 101: 8348-8354.
  9. Kuhad, R.C., Mehta, G., Gupta, R., and Sharma, K.K. (2010). Fed batch enzymatic saccharification of newspaper cellulosics improves the sugar content in the hydrolysates and eventually the ethanol fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biomass and Bioenergy. 34: 1189-1194.
  10. Kidwai, M., Poddar, R., Diwanian S. and Kuhad, R. C. (2010). Laccase from basidiomycetous fungus catalyzed synthesis of substituted Benzopyranocoumarins via Domino reaction. Synthetic Communications (Accepted)
  11. Sanghi, A., Garg, N., Gupta, V.K., Mittal, A. and Kuhad, R.C. (2010). One-step purification and characterization of cellulase-free xylanase produced by alkalophilic Bacillus subtilis ASH. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. 41: 467-476.
  12. Nagar, S., Gupta, V.K., Kumar, D., Kumar, L. and Kuhad, R.C. (2010). Production and optimization of cellulase-free, alkali-stable xylanase by Bacillus pumilus SV-85S in submerged fermentation. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Bioetchnology. 37:71-83.
  13. Diwanian, S., Kharb, D., Raghukumar C. and Kuhad R.C. (2010). Decolorization of synthetic dyes and textile effluents by basidiomycetous fungi. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 210: 409-419.
  14. Kuhad, R.C. (2009). Composting of lignocellulosic waste materials. In: Bioaugmentation, Biostimulation and Biocontrol. Soil Biology Series (Editors) Dr. Ajay Singh, Nagina Parmar and Dr. R. C. Kuhad. Springer Verlag, Germany (In Press).
  15. Sanghi, A., Garg, N., Kuhar, K., Kuhad, R.C. and Gupta, V.K. (2009). Enhanced production of cellulase-free xylanase by alkalophilicBacillus subtilits ASH and its application in Biobleaching of Kraft pulp. Bioresources 4:1109-1129.
  16. Sharma, K.K., and Kuhad R. C. (2009). An evidence of laccase in Archaea. Indian Journal of Microbiology. 49:00-00.
  17. Kidwai, M., Poddar, R., Diwanian S. and Kuhad, R. C. (2009). Laccase from basidiomycetous fungus catalyzed synthesis of substituted 5-deaza-10-oxaflavin via Domino reaction. Advance Synthesis and Catalysis. 351:589-595.
  18. Kuhad, R. C. and Gupta, R. (2009). Biological remediation of Petroleum contaminants. In: Advances in Applied Bioremediation. Soil Biology Series Vol. 17. (Editors) Dr. Ajay Singh, Dr. Ramesh C. Kuhad and Dr. O. P. Ward. Springer Verlag, Germany.
  19. Singh, A., Kuhad R. C. and. Ward, O. P (2009). Biological remediation of soil – An overview of global Market and available technologies. In: Advances in Applied Bioremediation Soil Biology Series Vol. 17. (Editors) Dr. Ajay Singh, Dr. Ramesh C. Kuhad and Dr. O. P. Ward. Springer Verlag, Germany.
  20. Gupta, R., Sharma, K. K. and Kuhad, R. C. (2009). Separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF) of Prosopis juliflora, a woody substrate, for the production of cellulosic ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Pichia stipitis-NCIM 3498. Bioresource Technology.100(3):1214-20.
  21. Sanghi, A., Garg, N., Sharma, J., Kuhar, K., Kuhad, R. C. and Gupta, V. K. (2008). Optimization of xylanse production using inexpensive agro-residue by alkalophilic Bacillus subtilis ASH in solid-state fermentation. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 24:633-640.
  22. Kuhar, S., Nair, L. M. and Kuhad, R. C. (2008). Pretreatment of lignocellulosic material with fungi capable of higher lignin degradation and lower carbohydrate degradation improves substrate acid hydrolysis and the eventual conversion to ethanol. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 54:305-13.
  23. Pasha C, Thabit, H. M, Kuhad, R. C., and Rao, L. V. (2008). Bioethanol production from Prosopis juliflora using termotelerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae VS3 strain. Biobased Material Bioenergy. 2(3): 204-209.
  24. Sharma, K.K. and Kuhad, R. C. (2008). Laccase: Enzyme revisited and function redifined. Indian Journal of  Microbiology. 48(3):309-316
  25. Kapoor, M., Nair L. M., and Kuhad R. C. (2008) Cost-effective xylanase production from free and immobilized Bacillus pumilus strain MK001 and its application in saccharification of Prosopis juliflora. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 38(1): 88-97.
  26. Ninawe, S., Kapoor, M. and Kuhad, R.C. (2008). Purification and Characterization of extracellular xylanase from Streptomyces cyaneusSN32. Bioresource Technology. 99:1252-1258.
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