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Dr. Savitha Santosh

Scientist (Agril. Microbiology)

Education : Ph.D. in Agril. Microbiology
Major research areas :Soil health management, Plant-microbe interactions
E-mail : savitha.santosh@icar.gov.in

Experience profile
  • oined as Scientist at ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad from 01.01.2015 to 31.03.2015
  • Joined as Scientist at ICAR-CICR, Nagpur from 10.04.2015 to 08.07.2022
  • Joined as Scientist at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad from 11.07.2022 to till date
Awards
  • Junior Research Fellowship from August 2007-July 2009 by ICAR for M.Sc. (Agril. Microbiology)
  • Senior Research Fellowship by ICAR for pursuing Ph.D. in Agril. Microbiology.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award for the paper titled “Production of biofuel and bioenergy from microalgae” at 5th National Women’s Science Congress held at Bidar (Karnataka), November 7- 9, 2012.
  • University Gold Medal for the academic excellence during Ph.D. from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award for presentation on “Bioluminescent bacteria as biosensors for monitoring environmental toxicity” at Tech Ed- 2016 2nd Annual international conference, held at Nagpur, January 22-23, 2016.
  • Awarded ‘Women Scientist Award’ from the Society of Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology (SSDAT) in International Web Conference on Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture & Allied Sciences (ICAAS 2021) held at Meerut (UP) during 19-21 July 2021.
Publications
  • Research Papers
  • P. Savitha, M N Sreenivasa, Jones P Nirmalnath (2015). In vitro screening for biocontrol activity of pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs against phytopathogens. Karnataka Journal of Agriculture Science, 28(2): 286-287.
  • P. Savitha, M S Nandish and M K Shivaprakash (2015). Pathogenesis of entomopathogenic fungal isolates against Helicoverpa armigera. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 43(2):178-181.
  • Santosh HB, Bharadwaj C, Santosh S, Raghavendra KP and Kumar J (2017). Genetic diversity analysis for productivity enhancement through desi-kabuli introgression breeding in chickpea. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 8(1): 125-133.
  • Savitha Santosh, H.B. Santosh and M.N. Sreenivasa. 2019. Assessment of Native Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs of Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) for their Plant Growth Promotional Abilities. International Journal of Current Microbiolology Applied Sciences. 8(1): 1196-1205.
  • Santosh HB, Bharadwaj C, Hegde VS, Savitha S, Angadi C and Kumar J. (2019). Relative potential of seed yield component traits as selection criteria in the segregating generations of a desi × kabuli cross of chickpea. Legume Research 42(4): 473-478.
  • Savitha Santosh and M N Sreenivasa, 2020. Molecular characterization of native pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs of chilli and their induced systemic resistance mechanism in management of anthracnose. Journal of Environmental Biology., 41.1493-1500.
  • Savitha Santosh and Sreenivasa, M. N. 2020. Field Evaluation of Native Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs for Growth Promotion and anthracnose Management Chilli. . International Journal of Current Microbiolology Applied Sciences. 9(3): 718-726.
  • Savitha Santosh, K. P. Raghavendra, K. Velmourougane, V. Mageshwaran, D. Blaise and VN. Waghmare. 2020. Microbial Detoxification of Gossypol in Cotton Seed Meal by Solid Substrate Fermentation. . International Journal of Current Microbiolology Applied Sciences. (2020) 9(12): 1654-1663.
  • Desouza Blaise, K.Velmourougane, Savitha Santosh, Angamuthu Manikandan. 2021. Intercrop mulch affects soil biology and microbial diversity in rainfed transgenic Bt cotton hybrids. Science of Total Environment. 794: https://doi.org/10.1016/j. scitotenv.2021.148787.
  • Velmourougane K, Blaise, D. Manikandan A, Savitha S, Waghmare, VN. 2021. Environmental impacts of herbicide tolerant crops and glyphosate-based herbicides. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 19(5):3481-3504
  • Savitha Santosh., Velmourougane, K., Idapuganti, R.G., Manikandan, A., Blaise, D (2022). Potassium Solubilizing Potential of Native Bacterial Isolates from Cotton Rhizosphere of Rainfed Vertisols. National Academy Science Letters. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40009-022-01113-x.
  • Book Chapters
  • P. Savitha, K.S. Jagadeesh, D.K. Dushyantha and P. Nirmalnath Jones (2015). Recent techniques in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Mass Production, In: Recent trends in Microbiology Mycology and Plant Pathology (Ed: H C Laxman), Daya Publishing House, 47-59.
  • K. Velmourougane, D. Blaise, S. Savitha and V.N. Waghmare. 2021. Valorization of cotton wastes for agricultural and industrial applications: present status and future prospects. In: Bhat. R. (Eds.) Valorization of Agri-Food Wastes and By-Products, Elsevier Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-824044-1.00043-X.
  • Priyanka Chandra, Parul Sundha, Rinki, Pooja Verma, Savitha Santosh and Vanita Pandey.2022. Prospects Of Microbes In Organic Farming Under The Scenario Of Climate Change, In: Industrial Applications of Soil Microbes (Ed: Ashutosh Gupta, Shampi Jain & Neeraj Verma),1: 103-110.
  • Priyanka Chandra, Parul Sundha, Rinki , Pooja Verma, Savitha Santosh and Vanita Pandey.2022. A better prospective for biological nitrogen fixation and sustainable agriculture in era of climate change. , In: Industrial Applications of Soil Microbes (Ed: Ashutosh Gupta, Shampi Jain & Neeraj Verma),1: 180-188.
  • Sonth Bandeppa, Priyanka Chandra, Savitha Santosh, Saritha M, Seema Sangwan, and Samadhan Yuvraj Bagul.2022. Plant growth-promoting microorganism-mediated abiotic stress resilience in crop plants. In: Trends of Applied Microbiology for Sustainable Economy, Elsevier Inc.395-419.
  • Popular articles/ short notes/ short communications
  • Savitha Santosh, H. B. Santosh and Rachana Deshmukh (2016). Uttam Gunavattesati Kapusniti, Agrowon, pp-11.
  • J. Annie Sheeba and Savitha Santosh (2016). Bio-solar cells mimicking photosynthesis for green energy, TechChronicle, 1(3), 38-39.
  • K. Velmourougane, Savitha Santosh, Blaise D 2019. Microbial Strategies for Crop Improvement: Future Challenges and Perspectives. Compendium of Lectures and Training Manual, ICAR Sponsored Short Course on ‘Molecular Approaches for Cotton Improvement’, ICAR-CICR, Nagpur, 19-28 Sept, 2019, pp: 137-146
  • Pooja Verma, Savitha Santosh and Neelakanth Hiremani. 2019. Solutions and Dilutions. Compendium of Lectures and Training Manual, ICAR Sponsored Short Course on ‘Molecular Approaches for Cotton Improvement’, ICAR-CICR, Nagpur, 19-28 Sept, 2019, pp: 154-157.
  • Verma P, Santosh S and Chandrashekar N (2017). SWEET gene: Paving the way towards re-emergence of Bacterial Blight of Cotton. Cotton Innovate. 1(9): 1-2. available online at www.cicr.org.in
  • Bandeppa S, Savitha S, and Verma P. 2020. Development in designing Escherichia coli for Better Utilization of Lignin. Biomolecule report. BR/08/20/01.
  • Bandeppa S, Priyanka C, Santosh HB, Savitha S, and Pooja V. 2020. Riboswitches and Regulation of Gene Expression. Food and Scientific Reports, 1(1):13.
  • K. Velmourougane, Savitha Santosh, Rachna Pande, Dipak Nagrale, P. Nalayini, A. Manikandan, D. Blaise (2022) Microbial biofilms: An eco-friendly agri-input to enhance soil and cotton productivity, Cotton Innovate, 1(2):1-2.
  • Papers presented in conference/ seminar / symposia
  • “Screening of native isolates of Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylobacteria for Zeatin production” in National Conference on Innovative and current advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (ICAAAS-2016) held at Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad during December 10-11, 2016.
  • “Bioluminescent Bacteria as Biosensors for Monitoring Environmental Toxicity” at International Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Applied Science and Mathematics’ (Techscientia-16) held at Tulsiramji Gaikwad-Patil College of Engineering and Technology (TGPET), Nagpur during January 22-23, 2016.
  • “Potential role of microorganisms in potassium nutrition for cotton and cotton based cropping system” at International Conference on Recent Trends in Science and Technology (ICRTS- 2017), held at Shivaji Science College, Nagpur during July 12-14, 2017.
  • “Isolation and screening of microorganisms for gossypol detoxification in cotton seed meal” at Global Organic Convention, Le Meridien hotel, Nagpur during 2019.
  • "Impact of Bt cotton on soil biological properties in cotton-legume intercropping system in deep vertisols" in International Web Conference on Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture & Allied Sciences (ICAAS 2021) organized by Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology Meerut (UP) during 19-21 July, 2021.
Associaciation in Professional Societies
  • Life Member, All India Agricultural Students Association (AIASA), New Delhi
  • Life Member, Agricultural Research Service Scientists' Forum (ARSSF), New Delhi
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Cotton Improvement (ISCI), Mumbai
  • Life Member, Society of Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology (SSDAT), Meerut.
  • Life Member, Association of Microbiologist of India