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Dhara Patel

Present Position Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Contact No. +91-79-30514208
Ph.D. Microbiology (Dept. of Microbiology & Biotechnology, Gujarat University, 2013)
Post Graduation Microbiology (Dept. of Microbiology & Biotechnology, Gujarat University)
Work Experience 1 Years
Postdoctoral Fellow 3 Years (DBT Bio-CARe Women Scientist)

Current Research Interests

  • Crop Simulation model using plant growth promoting rhizobacteria.
  • Bioprospection of rhizobacteria as green surfactant in remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil.


  • DBT Bio-CARe Women Scientist for the year 2014-17
  • Best oral presentation has been awarded for paper entitled “Proteomics of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria subjected to salt stress” in 4th Science Excellence, Department of Botany, Gujarat University, January 4,2014.
  • Awarded for oral presentation for paper entitled “Role of multispecies consortia on integrated nutrient management and growth promotion of Jatropha curcas L” XXXVIII All India Conference of the Indian Botanical Society & National Symposium on “Emerging Trends in Plant Science”, October 2015, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Latest Five Publications

  • Dhara Patel and MeenuSaraf (2014). Comparative study of different soil amendments and microbes for integrated nutrient management and growth promotion of Jatropha curcas. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 37: 2209-2226.
  • Dhara Patel, Stuti Patel, PoojaThakker and MeenuSaraf (2017). Siderophore producing Aspergillusspp as bioinoculant for enhanced growth of Mungbean. International Journal of Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 5(1); 111-120. ISSN: 2320-026X.
  • Dhara Patel and MeenuSaraf (2017). An ABC transporter protein from Pseudomonaspseudoalcaligens involved in improved plant growth under salt stress. Archives of Applied Science Research, Vol 9(1); 13-22.ISSN: 0975-508X.
  • Dhara Patel and MeenuSaraf (2018). Production and Optimization of Siderophore Production by Bacillus tequilensis. Vidya, special issue proceeding of conference Synthetic Biology approach for drug discovery and microbial biotechnology, 47-53, ISSN: 2321-1520.
  • Dhara Patel and MeenuSaraf (2018).Statistical optimization of medium for enhancing siderophore production by Bacillus tequilensis DB1. Research Journal of Biotechnology (Accepted).

Book chapters

  • MeenuSaraf, Chaitanya Kumar Jha, Dhara Patel (2010). The role of ACC deaminase producing PGPR in sustainable agriculture, In: D.K. Maheshwari (ed.), Plant Growth and Health Promoting Bacteria, Microbiology Monographs 18, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp 365-385.
  • Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari, Sandeep Kumar, Rajendra K Maheshwari, Dhara Patel and MeenuSaraf (2012). Nutrient availability and management in the rhizosphere by microorganisms. In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Nutrient Management. Ed. Maheshwari, D. K. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. Vol 3, pp. 301-327.
  • Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari, VerindaWahla, Abhinav Aeron, Chaitanya Kumar Jha, Dhara Patel, MeenuSaraf and Shilpi Shukla.Rhizobacteria for Management of Fungal-Nematode Disease Complex. In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Disease Management. Ed. Maheshwari, D. K. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 379-404.
  • MeenuSaraf and Dhara Patel (2014). Integrated Nutrient Managament Using Biotechnological Approaches for Growth of Jatropha curcas in Saline Conditions. In: Advances in Biotechnology and Patenting. Ed. Sivaramakrishnan S., Ilangovan A., Karthik Raja R. Elsevier, New Delhi, pp. 1-12.

Additional Information

  • Life time Membership of Indian Botanical Society.
  • Reviewer of Cogent Food and Agriculture, Taylor and Francis.

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