Dr. (Miss) Nisha Tak
Name: Nisha Tak
Designation: Assistant Professor
DOB: 13/09/1984
E-mail: nishatak13@gmail.com
Mobile No.: +91 - 9461212680
Address: Shri Ram Bhawan Near Rajmahal Senior Secondary School, Gulabsagar, Jodhpur

Academic Qualification:

S.No. Name of Examination Year Name of University Subjects offered Division
1 Doctor of Philosophy 2012 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Botany -
2 National Eligibility Test 2008 Joint CSIR-UGC (NET)Test Life Science JRF
3 Bachelor of Science 2005 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Botany, Biotechnology and Zoology First
4 Master of Science 2007 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Botany, Specialization: Biotechnology First

Teaching & Research Experience Details:

S.No. Name of Institute Designation From To
1 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Assistant Professor of Botany 13/02/2013 13/02/2023

Details of Consultancy Project/s grid :

S.No. Name of project funding Agency Duration status

Membership of Academic Societies:

S.No. Name Of Society Remark
1 American Society for Microbiology Life member (ASM 56687650)
2 Association of Microbiologists of India Life member (AMI/LM-092/2011)
3 Indian Botanical Society Life member (IBS-2163) since 22/10/2009

Academic Post:

S.No. Name Of Society Remark

Scopus/WOS Indexed Publication/s:

S.No. Title of paper Name of journal Year Vol Page.no Impact
1 Genome sequence of Ensifer sp. TW10; a Tephrosia wallichii (Biyani) microsymbiont native to the Indi Standards in Genomic Sciences 2013 9 304-3 1.45
2 An invasive Mimosa in India does not adopt the symbionts of its native relatives. Annals of Botany 2013 112 179-1 5.040
3 Nodulation of legumes from the Thar desert of India and molecular characterization of their rhizobia Plant and Soil 2012 357 227-2 4.993
4 Evolution of novel strains of Ensifer nodulating the invasive legume Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2022 98 fiac0 4.519
5 The innovation of the symbiosome has enhanced the evolutionary stability of nitrogen fixation in leg New Phytologist 2022 235 2365- 10.323
6 Integrated physiological and comparative proteomics analysis of contrasting genotypes of pearl mille Physiologia Plantarum 2021 174 e1360 5.081
7 The widely distributed legume tree Vachellia (Acacia) nilotica subsp. indica is nodulated by genetic Symbiosis 2020 80 1531 3.109
8 Selection of Bradyrhizobium or Ensifer symbionts by the native Indian caesalpinioid legume Chamaecri FEMS-Microbiology Ecology 2018 94 1-17 4.519
9 Identification and molecular characterization of root nodule microsymbiont of Trigonella foenum-grae Journal of Environmental Biology 2018 39 684-6 0.781
10 Molecular characterization of microsymbionts associated with root nodules of Crotalaria burhia, a na Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 2018 56 373-3 0.944
11 Phylogeny and genetic diversity assessment of Ensifer strains nodulating Senegalia (Acacia) senegal Microbiology 2018 87 127-1 1.511
12 Molecular characterization of novel Bradyrhizobium strains nodulating Eriosema chinense and Flemingi Systematic and Applied Microbiology 2017 40 334-3 4.064
13 Genomic characterization of Ensifer aridi, a proposed new species of nitrogen-fixing rhizobium recov BMC Genomics 2017 18 85 4.547
14 Molecular characterization of nitrogen-fixing microsymbionts from root nodules of Vachellia (Acacia) Plant and Soil 2017 410 21-40 4.993
15 Multi locus sequence analysis and symbiotic characterization of novel Ensifer strains nodulating Tep Systematic and Applied Microbiology 2016 39 534-5 4.064
16 High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer sp. PC2, isolated from a nitrogen-fixing roo Standards in Genomic Sciences 2016 11 43 1.45

Other Publication/s:

S.No. Title of paper Name of journal Year Vol Page.no
1 Characterization and documentation of nitrogen-fixing root nodule bacterial diversity from the two c Proceedings: Perspectives on Biodiversity of India 2018 3 338-3
2 Indigenous and Modern Scientific Strategies for Characterization, Conservation and Sustainable Utili Journal of Arid land Studies 2014 24 5-8

Published Book/s :

S.No. Name of author Title of book Publisher Year authored

Published Book Chapter/s :

S.No. Name of author Title of book Publisher Year volpageno
1 Tak N, Bissa G, Gehlot HS Methods Mol Biol Springer Nature 2020 2057:1191
2 Tak N, Gehlot HS Microbial Diversity in Ec Springer, Singapore 2019 31-55
3 Ojha A, Rao CS, Tak N, Gehlot HS and Rao SR Biology, Biotechnology an Research India Publicatio 2015 183-196
4 Panwar D, Tak N and Gehlot HS Recent Trends in Plant Sc International Publishing 2014 284-298
5 Raturi A, Gyaneshwar P, Singh SK, Tak N, and Ge Climate change and plant VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGa 2014 1013-1039
6 Gehlot HS, Panwar D, Parihar R, Tak N Advances in Applied Micro Agrobios India, Jodhpur 2008 27-36

Editor/s in Journals :

S.No. nameofjournal associateeditor publishinghouse impactfactor

Invited Speaker/ Resource Person in Conferences/Workshop/ Seminar:

S.No. Title of paper Details of conference hostinstitute Vol Page.no

Paper Presented in International Conferences/ workshop/ Seminar:

S.No. Title of paper Details of conference Hostinstitute year
1 Genomic insights into plant growth promoting Parab 14th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC 2 Aarhus University, Denmark 2021
2 Role of soil pH in selection of root-nodule micros IS-MPMI Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK James Hutton Institute 2019
3 Diversity and genome analysis of novel nitrogen-fi 12th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference at Buda BRC, Szeged, Hungary 2016

Paper Presented in National Conferences/ Workshop/ Seminar:

S.No. Title of paper Details of conference Hostinstitute year

National Workshop/ Conferences/ Seminar Attended:

S.No. Title of paper Details of conference Hostinstitute year
1 Exploration of indigenous N-fixing rhizobia associ National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Plant Scien NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya, India in collaboration 2022
2 Genomic insights to Ensifer aridi: dominant rhizob 44th All India Botanical Conference of The Indian Department of Botany (UGC-CAS), Jai Narain Vyas Un 2021
3 Microsymbiont diversity associated with species of 4th Indian Biodiversity congress Pondicherry University, Puducherry 2017
4 Whole-genome sequence of Novel nodulating Ensifer 54th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiol Rohtak, Haryana 2013
5 Root nodule endophytic bacterial diversity of wild National Seminar on Biotechnology and Microbiology Modi College, Laxmangarh, Sikar 2009
6 Characterization of rhizobia from native legumes o National Conference on Bioinformatics and Computat MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 2009

Any other relevant information:

S.No. Remark Year

Participated in Co-Curricular Activities:

S.No. Activity Year

Publication/s In CARE listed Journals:

S.No. nameofauthor titleofpaper nameofjournal vol pageno
1 Chouhan B, Tak N, Gehlot HS Phenotypic characterization and molecular identifi Plant Archives 20 5899-
2 Bissa G, Tak N, Gehlot HS Phenotypic characterization of rhizobial strains s Plant Archives 20 5951-
3 Rathi S, Gaur S, Tak N, Tak A and Gehlot HS Genetically diverse root nodule bacteria associate Plant Archives 17 495-5
4 Choudhary S, Meghwal RR, Sankhla IS, Tak N and Molecular characterization and phylogeny of novel The Indian Forester 143 266-2
5 Tak A, Tak N, Sankhla IS, Meghwal RR and Gehlot Molecular characterization of nitrogen-fixing Ensi Green Farming 7 300-3
6 Sankhla IS, Meghwal RR, Tak N, Tak A and Gehlot Phenotypic and molecular characterization of micro Plant Archives 15 1003-

Administrative Experience:

S.No. Name of Institute Designation From To
1 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Member of committee NIRF overall data compilation 01/07/2017 30/04/2018
2 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Member COC in Botany 01/07/2017 30/04/2019
3 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Member BSc practical coordination commitee 01/07/2015 19/02/2023
4 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Member Examination Committee (Botany) 01/07/2021 30/04/2022
         

Academic Award/Honor / Fellowships::

S.No. Name of Award/Honor / Fellowships Year
1 2012-ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Research Professorship by American Society for Microbiology 2012
2 DST- Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) International Travel Support scheme award 2016
3 International award of Travel Fellowship from CCSTDS, India 2019
4 Certificate of Honor for academic distinction by SPEHE-INDIA 2012
5 DBT CTEP, India [Travel Support for attending International Conference] 2016
6 CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship 2010
7 CSIR-Junior Research fellowship 2008
8 Woman Botanist award 2021 of the Indian Botanical Society 2021
9 ATSE Crawford Training Fund, Supporting International Agricultural Research, Sydney, Australia 2011
     

Research Projects:

Major Research Project: 4

Minor Research Projects: N/A
Mentor in student projec: N/A

Consultancy projects:N/A

S.No. Title of the Project Funding Agency Duration Status
1 Phylogenetic studies of novel root nodule bacterial strains isolated from native legumes of Indian Thar Desert on the basis of multi locus sequence analysis (MLSA) UGC-BSR Research Start-Up-Grant Two Years Completed
2 Molecular Characterization and Symbiotic promiscuity studies using GFP reporter gene of some novel root nodule microsymbiont associated with native arid legumes of Indian Thar Desert DST-SERB- Young Scientist Project Three Years Completed
3 Diversity and molecular characterization of microsymbiont Legume association in Meghalaya and Nagaland for developing consortia of microsymbionts with wide host range DBT-Twinning Project Three Years Completed
4 Exploration of native legumes and characterization of associated nitrogen fixing microsymbionts in North-Eastern India for development of biofertilizers DBT (NER-BPMC) LEGUMES PROJECT Three Years Ongoing
         

Overseas PDF Supervised :N/A

Ph. D Awarded : 1

PhD Pursuing : 1

Post Graduate Dissertations Supervised : 2

Research Guidance:

S.No. Name of Student Title of Thesis/PDF Submitted Awarded
1 Bhawana Chouhan Molecular characterization of root nodule bacteria from exotic mimosoid legumes: Dichrostachys cinerea (Linn.) and Leucaena leucocephala (Lamk.) 2021 2022
         

Membership of Academic Societies:

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Academic Post: N/A

Detail of Publications

Full Research paper published in (UGC-CARE List/Scopus/ Thomson Reuter/web of science listed journals)

International Journal: 16

National Journal: 6

Review Article: N/A

Popular article: N/A

Other Research Publications: 2

S.No. Title of the paper/ review Name of Journal Vol. Page no. Impact Factor
1 Molecular characterization of nitrogen fixing Ensifer species from Vigna trilobata growing in alkaline soil of Thar Desert Green Farming 7 300-4 N/A
2 Phenotypic characterization of rhizobial strains symbiotically associated with Prosopis species in India Plant Archives 20 (2) 5951-5 N/A
3 Molecular characterization of novel Bradyrhizobium strains nodulating Eriosema chinense and Flemingia vestita, important unexplored native legumes of Systematic and Applied Microbiology 40 334-44 4.064
4 Genomic characterization of Ensifer aridi, a proposed new species of nitrogen-fixing rhizobium recovered from Asian, American and African deserts BMC Genomics 18 85 4.547
5 An invasive Mimosa in India does not adopt the symbionts of its native relatives. Annals of Botany 112 179-96 5.040
6 Genetically diverse root nodule bacteria associated with Alysicarpus vaginalis from alkaline soil of Rajasthan, India Plant Archives 17 495-05 N/A
7 Molecular characterization and phylogeny of novel diverse nitrogen fixing microsymbionts associated with Vachellia (Acacia) leucophloea in arid and se The Indian Forester 143 266-78 N/A
8 Phenotypic and molecular characterization of microsymbionts associated with Crotalaria medicagenia, a native legume of the Indian Thar Desert Plant Archives 15 1003-1 N/A
9 Characterization and documentation of nitrogen fixing root nodule bacterial diversity from the two contrasting eco-regions of India: Thar desert and w Proceedings: Perspectives on Biodiversity of India 3 338-47 N/A
10 Indigenous and Modern Scientific Strategies for Characterization, Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Bio-resources of the Indian Thar Desert Journal of Arid land Studies 24 5-8 N/A
11 Molecular characterization of nitrogen fixing microsymbionts from root nodules of Vachellia (Acacia) jacquemontii, a native legume from the Thar Deser Plant and Soil 410 21-40 4.993
12 Multi locus sequence analysis and symbiotic characterization of novel Ensifer strains nodulating Tephrosia spp. in the Indian Thar Desert. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 39 534-45 4.064
13 High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer sp. PC2, isolated from a nitrogen-fixing root nodule of the legume tree (Khejri) native to the Standards in Genomic Sciences 11 43 1.45
14 Evolution of novel strains of Ensifer nodulating the invasive legume Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit in different climatic regions of India throug FEMS Microbiology Ecology 98(9) Fiac08 4.519
15 The innovation of the symbiosome has enhanced the evolutionary stability of nitrogen fixation in legumes. New Phytologist 235 2365-2 10.323
16 Integrated physiological and comparative proteomics analysis of contrasting genotypes of pearl millet reveals underlying salt-responsive mechanisms Physiologia Plantarum 174(1) E13605 5.081
17 Phenotypic characterization and molecular identification of N2 fixing symbiotic rhizobia of Dichrostachys cinerea from arid and semi-arid soils of Ra Plant Archives 20 (2) 5899-5 N/A
18 Nodulation of legumes from the Thar desert of India and molecular characterization of their rhizobia. Plant and Soil 357 227-43 4.993
19 The widely distributed legume tree Vachellia (Acacia) nilotica subsp. indica is nodulated by genetically diverse Ensifer strains in India Symbiosis 80 1531 3.109
20 Selection of Bradyrhizobium or Ensifer symbionts by the native Indian caesalpinioid legume Chamaecrista pumila depends on soil pH and other edaphic an FEMS-Microbiology Ecology 94: fiy180 1-17 4.519
21 Identification and molecular characterization of root nodule microsymbiont of Trigonella foenum-graecum L. growing in different soils from Western Raj Journal of Environmental Biology 39 684-92 0.781
22 Molecular characterization of microsymbionts associated with root nodules of Crotalaria burhia, a native key stone legume species from the Thar Desert Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 56 373-84 0.944
23 Genome sequence of Ensifer sp. TW10; a Tephrosia wallichii (Biyani) microsymbiont native to the Indian Thar Desert Standards in Genomic Sciences 9 304-14 1.45
24 Phylogeny and genetic diversity assessment of Ensifer strains nodulating Senegalia (Acacia) senegal (L.) Britton. in arid regions of Western Rajasthan Microbiology 87 127-42 1.511
           

Published Book/ Book Chapters:

S.No. Title of the Book/ chapter Publisher Vol. Page no.
1 Methods for isolation and characterization of nitrogen-fixing legume-nodulating bacteria. In: Kapuganti JG (ed.) Nitrogen metabolism in plants: method In: Kapuganti JG (ed.) Nitrogen metabolism in plants: methods and protocols. Methods Mol Biol 2057 11943
2 Diversity of Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiotic Rhizobia with Special Reference to Indian Thar Desert. In: Satyanarayana T., Das S., Johri B. (eds) Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications. Springer, Singapore N/A 31-55
3 Genetic diversity analysis of rhizobial symbionts associated with legumes of India for Efficient Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF) Technology and Nat In: Biology, Biotechnology and Sustainable Development. Research India Publications. N/A 183-96
4 Nodulated Native Legumes in an Arid Environment of Indian Thar Desert. In: M.H.Fulekar & R.K.Kale (eds.) Recent Trends in Plant Sciences-I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India N/A 284-98
5 Bacterial endophytes and their significance in the sustainable production of food in non-legumes. In: Narendra Tuteja and Saravjeet S. Gill (eds.) Climate change and plant abiotic stress toleranceVCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA Weinheim N/A 1013-1
6 Nodulating legumes and associated rhizobia found in arid regions of The Indian Thar Desert In: Parihar P, Parihar L (eds.) Advances in Applied Microbiology. Agrobios India, Jodhpur N/A 27-36
         

Details Fellowships: National/International/Awards:

S.No. Name of Fellowship Funding Agency Host Institute / country
1 ATSE Crawford Training Fund, Supporting International Agricultural Research, Sydney, Australia Crawford, Australia Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
2 2012-ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Research Professorship American Society for Microbiology (ASM) University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
       

Other Research Pertaining Activities:

Paper presented in Seminars/Conferences: 9

Seminars/Symposium/ Conferences attended: 9

Overseas international conferences: 3

Member of Advisory Board / Editorial Board of Journals : N/A

Organized Conference/Symposium: N/A

Any other relevant information : N/A

Citation indices:

Total Citations: 483

h-index : (Scopus): 9

h-index : (Google Scholar): 11

i10 index: 13

Orcid ID :0000-0002-3097-4119

Scopus ID: 55008935200

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