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Designation: Assistant Professor

Department: Botany

Type of Appointment: Regular

Email Address: kimrodrigues@carmelcollegegoa.org

Educational Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Years of Teaching Experience: 3 years

Subjects Taught: BiodiversityI (Microbes, Algae, Fungi and Bryophytes), BiodiversityII(Vascular Plants), Plant Anatomy and Embryology, Plant Physiology, Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Floriculture, Herbal Technology, Plant Tissue Culture& Biofertilizers.

Areas of Interest: Diversity of ArbuscularMycorrhizal (AM) fungi, in vitro culture of AM fungi, biofertilizers, re-vegetation

Books Authored (Title, Publisher, Year):

Book Chapters:

  1. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2020. Glomus. In: Amaresan, N., Senthil Kumar, M., Annapurna, K., Kumar, K. and Sankaranarayanan, A. (Eds.) In: Beneficial Microbes in Agro-Ecology: Bacteria and Fungi. pp: 561-569. Elsevier, Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128234143.
  2. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2019. Arbuscularmycorrhizae: Natural ecological engineers for agro-ecosystem sustainability. Singh, J. S. and Singh, D. P. (Eds.) In: New and future developments in microbial bio-technology and bio-engineering: Microbial biotechnology in agro-environmental sustainability. pp: 165-175. Elsevier, Netherlands. ISBN: 978-0-444-64191-5.
  3. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2016. Diversity of arbuscularmycorrhizal fungi in fruit cropping system. Mohandas, S. and Panneerselvam, P. (Eds.) In: Arbuscularmycorrhizal fungi in fruit crop production. pp: 3-24. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN: 9789351246640.

Research Papers Published/Presented (Paper title, Publication Name/Conference Name, page number, volume, month and year):

Journals:

  1. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2020. ArbuscularMycorrhizal (AM) fungi for sustainable agriculture. Journal of Mycopathological Research, 58(3): 135-140.
  2. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2019. ArbuscularMycorrhizal (AM) Biotechnology and its Applications. Kavaka, 52: 85-97.
  3. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2018. Maximizing the shelf life of monoxenically produced carrier-based AM fungal bio-inocula for maintaining its long-term viability. Journal of Phytology, 10: 43-48. DOI: 10.25081/jp.2018.v10.3546.
  4. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2017. Development of carrier based in vitro produced arbuscularmycorrhizal (AM) fungal inocula for organic agriculture. Annals of Advanced Agricultural Sciences, 1(1): 26-37. DOI: 10.22606/as.2017.11004.
  5. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2015. Endomycorrhizal association of Funneliformismosseae with transformed roots of Linumusitatissimum: germination, colonization, and sporulation studies. Mycology: An International Journal on Fungal Biology, 6(1): 42-49. DOI:10.1080/21501203.2015.1024777.
  6. Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2013. In vitro cultivation of ArbuscularMycorrhizal (AM) fungi. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 43(2): 155-168.
  7. D’Souza, J., Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2013. Modified Strullu and Romand (MSR) medium devoid of sucrose promotes higher in vitro germination in Rhizophagusirregularis.
    Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 43(2): 240-242.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2015. Advances in ArbuscularMycorrhizal (AM) Biotechnology. Pejaver, M. K., Mulgaonkar, M. S. and Kolet, M. J. (Eds.) In: Proc. Nat. Conf. New and Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and Taxonomy (NETBT-2015). pp: 33-36. ISBN: 978-81-923628-2-3.
  • Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2014. ArbuscularMycorrhizal (AM) fungi and plant health. Gosavi, M. (Ed.) In: Proc. Nat. Seminar Fungi in Biotechnology. pp: 8-24. ISBN: 978-81-920431-9-7.
  • Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2014. Arbuscularmycorrhizal (AM) fungi for sustainable agriculture. Ghangaonkar, N. M. (Ed.) In: Proc. Nat. Conf. Advances in Plant Sciences for sustainable Rural Development. pp: 8-21. ISBN: 978-1-63415-707-0.
  • Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2014. Arbuscularmycorrhizae in sustainable agriculture. In: Proc. Nat. Conf. Innovation in Traditional Practices for Cultivation of Fruit, Vegetable and Plant Crops. Asian Agri-History Foundation, Secunderabad. pp: 31-33.
  • Rodrigues, K. M. and Rodrigues, B. F. 2012. Monoxenic culture of AM fungus Glomusclarum using Ri T-DNA transformed roots. Proc. of State Level Seminar Recent Innovative Trends in Plant Sciences. Mahatma Phule A.

Awards and Honours: 

  1. Awarded the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Fellowship by Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, in June 2011 for doctoral study.
  2. Awarded the Late Shri.Dilip Kumar RayuPrabhuMhambre Gold Medal for obtaining highest marks in Botany at the M.Sc. examination held in April, 2010.