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Department of Biology

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Research Interests

1. Bacterial Genetics (Analysis of insecticidal genes of Bacillus thuringinensis)

    a. Isolation and mapping of mutant bacterial genes

    b. Bacterial transformation in the environment

    c. Pheromones and genetic exchange among bacteria

    d. PCR and cloning of insecticidal genes

2. Microbial Physiology (Expression of insecticidal genes of Bacillus thuringiensis)

    a. Targeting of gene products in the cell

    b. Regulation of gene expression

3. Industrial Microbiology

    a. Natural insecticides of Bacillus thuringiensis

        i.   Isolation of strains

        ii.  Fate of insecticidal product in the environment

        iii. Conversion from protoxin to toxin

    b. Antibiotic production by freshwater algae.

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