Assistant Professor of Botany
Bio- fertilizers-Blue green algae
Current N-related Projects:
Cyanobacteria isolation and characterization
Dr. B. Sadhana is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Thiagarajar College (Autonomous) Madurai, (affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University), Tamil Nadu, India. She has handled the classes for the students of under graduate and post graduate of Botany, Microbiology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics during her service in various institutions since 1997. She has organized state level seminars, workshop, Hands on Training, 5S-EXPO, Environmental Awareness QUIZ (COVID-19 period) during her service. She has participated and presented her research papers in National & International seminars, Conferences, symposium and workshop. She has guided 28 M.Sc. students and 6 M.Phil. and 3 B.Sc ( 1 project-DBT project under Star college scheme) Students for their research work. She published her first book which entitled “Arbuscular mycorrhizae and its mass production” and second book entitled “Interaction studies of biofertilizers” , 5 book chapters, 18 research papers in national and international journals. She is specialized in microbiology and biotechnology in the field of Botany and done her doctoral research work entitled “Interaction studies of biofertilizers and environmental stresses on legume plants”. She completed her UGC-Minor Research Project during 2014-2016. The main focus of her research is on culturing status of Blue green algae (Cyanobacteria) and its effect on monocot plants growing under different environmental conditions.
Sadhana , B. and Panneerselvam, N. 2011. Pesticidal Effect on Rice Field Cyanobacteria in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu. Int. Journal of Plant Developmental Sciences,3(3&4):259-263.
Sadhana, B. and Panneerselvam, N. 2012. Dual inoculation of Rhizobium and AM fungi on the cowpea under green house condition. Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, 6: 55-57.
B. Sadhana, 2014. FTIR – technique for harvested seeds of chickpea and cowpea plants grown under Rhizobium and AM fungi inoculated condition. Int. J. Adv.Res. Biol.Sci. 1(9): 214–222. (Impact Factor: 0.653).
Dr. B. Sadhana, 2014. Interaction effect of Rhizobium, AM fungi and drought stress on Chickpea. Asian Journal of Science and technology. 5(12): 819-827. ISSN: 0976-3376 (IC Value: 4.81).
Dr. B. Sadhana, 2015. Interaction effect of AM fungi, Rhizobium and drought stress on the nutritional efficacy of cowpea grown under green house condition. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 5(4). ISSN: 2249-555X- 31-32.(IF: 3.6241)