Publications and Presentations

1. Shankar M, Hossain MS, Biswas I*. Pleiotropic Regulation of Virulence Genes in Streptococcus mutans by the Conserved Small Protein SprV. Journal of Bacteriology. 2017;199(8):e00847-16.

2. Shankar M, Mohapatra SS, Biswas S, Biswas I*. Gene regulation by the LiaSR two-component system in Streptococcus mutans. PLoS One. 2015;10(5):e0128083.

3. Illakkiam D, Shankar M, Ponraj P, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. Genome sequencing of a mung bean plant growth promoting strain of P. aeruginosa with biocontrol ability. International Journal of Genomics. 2014;2014:123058.

4. Shankar M, Ponraj P, Illakkiam D, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. Inactivation of the transcriptional regulator-encoding gene sdiA enhances rice root colonization and biofilm formation in Enterobacter cloacae GS1. Journal of Bacteriology. 2013;195(1):39-45.

5. Rajendhran J, Shankar M, Dinakaran V, Rathinavel A, Gunasekaran P*. Contrasting circulating microbiome in cardiovascular disease patients and healthy individuals. International Journal of Cardiology. 2013.;168(5):5118-5120.

6. Ponraj P, Shankar M, Ilakkiam D, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. Influence of periplasmic oxidation of glucose on pyoverdine synthesis in Pseudomonas putida S11. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2013;97(11):5027-41.

7. Illakkiam D, Ponraj P, Shankar M, Muthusubramanian S, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. Identification and structure elucidation of a novel antifungal compound produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PGPR2 against Macrophomina phaseolina. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2013;171(8):2176-85.

8. Illakkiam D, Anuj NL, Ponraj P, Shankar M, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. Proteolytic enzyme mediated antagonistic potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa against Macrophomina phaseolina. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2013;51(11):1024-31.

9. Shankar M, Ponraj P, Ilakiam D, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. Genome Sequence of the Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium Enterobacter cloacae GS1. Journal of Bacteriology. 2012;194(16):4479.

10. Ponraj P, Shankar M, Ilakkiam D, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. Genome sequence of the plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Pseudomonas putida S11. Journal of Bacteriology. 2012;194(21):6015.

11. Ponraj P, Shankar M, Ilakkiam D, Gunasekaran P*. Influence of siderophore pyoverdine synthesis and iron-uptake on abiotic and biotic surface colonization of Pseudomonas putida S11. Biometals. 2012;25(6):1113-28.

12. Dinakaran V, Shankar M, Jayashree S, Rathinavel A, Gunasekaran P, Rajendhran J*. Genome sequence of Staphylococcus arlettae strain CVD059, isolated from the blood of a cardiovascular disease patient. Journal of Bacteriology. 2012;194(23):6615-6.

13. Shankar M, Ponraj P, Ilakkiam D, Gunasekaran P*. Root colonization of a rice growth promoting strain of Enterobacter cloacae. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 2011;51(5):523-30.

14. Priyadharshini R, Manoharan S, Hemalatha D, Gunasekaran P*. Repeated random mutagenesis of α-amylase from Bacillus licheniformis for improved pH performance. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2010;20(12):1696-701.

15. Shankar M, Priyadharshini R, Gunasekaran P*. Quantitative digital image analysis of chromogenic assays for high throughput screening of α-amylase mutant libraries. Biotechnology Letters. 2009;31(8):1197-201.

 

Book Chapters

1. Shankar M, Rajendhran J, Gunasekaran P*. A closer look at Enterobacter sp. as plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. In K Ramasamy and K Kumar (Eds). Plant microbe interactions. 2015;99-122.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Shankar M, Hossain MS, Biswas I*, A pleiotropic regulator controls multiple virulence traits in Streptococcus mutans, 60th Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology, Wind River Executive Committee, Estes Park, Colorado, USA, 2016.

Shankar M, Mohapatra SS, Biswas S, Biswas I*, Gene regulation by the LiaSR two-component system in Streptococcus mutans, Joint meeting Missouri Valley branch and Missouri branch of the American Society for Microbiology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2015

Król J, Shankar M, Biswas I*, Role of Streptococcus mutans LiaF in the regulation of the liaFSR three component system, 13th Annual great plains infectious diseases meeting, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2014