Arid Forest Research Institute

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India)
 
  

Dr. D.K. Mishra

M.Sc. Ph.D

Head & Scientist-F

Head, Agroforestry & Extension Division

 

Area Of Specialization:

Biofuel, seed technology and planting stock improvement.

Publications

Papers in International Journals

 

 1. Kumar, D. and Kumar, H.D. (1984). Effect of inhibitors on nitrogenase regulation in the cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia. Biochem. Physiol. Pflazen., 179: 623-629.
2.  Mishra, D.K. and Kumar, H.D. (1984). Effects of vanadium and tungsten on the nitrogen fixing cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia. Biol. Plant., 26: 448-454.
3.  Kumar, D. and Kumar, H.D. (1984). Cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation: non heterocystous and non- nitrogen -fixing mutants of Nostoc linckia, Phykos, 23: 222-231.
4.  Mishra, D.K.; Kumar, H.D. and Jha, M. (1985). Effect of different carbon sources on growth and nitrogen fixation in Nostoc linckia., Biol. Plant., 27: 1-5.
5.  Smith, R.L.; Kumar, D.; Xiankong, Z. Van baalen, C. and Tabita, F.R. (1985). Hydrogen nitrogen and oxygen metabolism of isolated heterocysts from Anabaena sp. strain CA. J. Bacteriol., 162: 565-570.
6.  Kumar, D.; Jha, M. and Kumar, H.D. (1985). Heavy metal toxicity in the cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia. Aquatic Bot., 22: 101-105.
7.  Kumar, D.; Jha, M. and Kumar, H.D. (1985). Copper toxicity in the fresh water cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia., J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 31: 165-169.
8. Mishra, D.K.; Jha, M. and Kumar, H.D. (1985). Effect of different amino acids on growth and nitrogen fixation in Nostoc linckia., Microbios Lett., 28: 33-39.
 9. Kumar, D. (1986). Amitrol effects on the cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 32: 51-56.
10.  D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1988). Light dependent acetylene reduction and hydrogen production by the cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. strain CA., Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, 13: 573-575.
11.  D. Kumar (1989). Biochemical characterization of a shikimic acid resistant mutant strain of Nostoc linckia. J. Basic Microbiol., 29: 353-359.
12.  D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1989). Effects of sodium, molybdenum and phosphate on growth and nitrogen fixation in Nostoc linckia. Phykos, 28: 254-259.
13.  D. Kumar (1989). Factor regulating acetylene reduction activity of the isolated heterocysts of Anabaena sp. strain CA. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 35: 387-392.
14.  D. Kumar (1989). Effect of light quality on the acetylene reducing activity of the isolated heterocysts of Anabaena sp. strain CA., J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 35: 369-375.
15.  D. Kumar; A.B. Pandey and H.D. Kumar (1990). Effect of some physiological factors on the nitrogenase and hydrogenase of the Azolla- Anabaena azollae association. Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, 15: 313-317.
16.  D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1990). Protection of nitrogenase levels in dark-incubated cultures of Anabaena sp. strain CA by various carbon sources and restoration of nitrogenase activity by oxygen. British Phycol. J., 25: 251-256.
17.  D. Kumar (1990). The effect of shikimate on Nostoc linckia. J. Appl. Micrbiol. Biotech., 6: 343-345.
18.  D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1990). Effect of some inhibitors and carbon sources on acetylene reduction and hydrogen production by isolated heterocysts of Anabaena sp. strain CA. British Phycol. J., 25: 375-379.
19.  Dieters, M.J., D. Kumar and M. Yousuf (1995). Experiment 569 TBS Pinus caribaea provenances trial. Interim Report, 1995, 1-24.
20.  D.K. Mishra and Ved Pal Singh (2002). Effect of seed grading on germination and multiple seedling development in Azadirachta indica A Juss. (Neem). World Jour. Microbiol. & Biotechnol., 18: 343-346.
21.  D.K. Mishra (2005) Germplasm variability in Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss).  Jour. Tropical Forest Science, 17(2): 224-227
22. 

D.K. Mishra (2009). Selection of candidate plus phenotypes of Jatropha curcas L.using method of pair comparisons. Biomass & Bioenergy (33) 542-544.

 23.  Atul Tripathi • D. K. Mishra • Jitendra Kumar Shukla (2013). Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance of growth and yield components of Jatropha (Jatropha curcas Linn.) genotypes. Trees (2013) 27:1049–1060.
 24.  Bajrang Singh a,*, Kripal Singh, G. Rejeshwar Rao, J. Chikara, Dinesh Kumar, D.K. Mishra, S.P. Saikia, U.V. Pathre, Nidhi Raghuvanshi, T.S. Rahi and Rakesh Tuli (2013). Agro-technology of Jatropha curcas for diverse environmental conditions in India. Biomass & Bioenergy, 48:191-202
 25.  Devendra Kumar  and Dhruv Kumar Mishra  (2014). Variability in permeability and integrity of cell membrane and depletion of food reserve in neem (Azadirachta indica) seeds from trees of different age classes. Jour. Forestry Research 25(1): 147-153.
 26.  Dhruv Kumar Mishra and Devendra Kumar (2014). Clonal Propoagation in Commiphora wightii (Arnott.) Bhandari. Jour. Forest and Environmental Science, 30 (2): 218-225.
 27.  Atul Tripathi, D. K. Mishra and J.K. Shukla (2015). Genetic diversity and trait association between groth, yield and seed component of Jatropha curcas (L.) source collection from Indian sub-continent. J. Pl. Br. and Crop Science 7(5):143-156.

 Papers in National Journals

 1. Kumar, H.D.; Mishra, D.K. and Ueda, K. (1982). Initial characterisation and ultra structural studies of some mutants of Nostoc linckia. Life Sci. Advances. 1: 303-311.           
2. Kumar, H.D.; Mishra, D.K. and Tripathi, A.K. (1983). Isolation and characterisation of a propionate-resistant mutant of the cyanobacterium, Nostoc linckia. Plant and Nature. 1: 1-8.
3.  Kumar, D.; Kumar, H.D.; and Rai, L.C. (1984). Isolation and initial characterisation of a Shikimic acid resistant mutant of the cyanobacterium, Nostoc linckia. Plant and Nature. 1: 1-8.
4.  Mishra, D.K.; Kumar, H.D. and Jha, M. (1984). Involvement of calcium in nitrogen fixation of Nostoc linckia. Curr. Sci., 54: 43-45.
5.  Mishra, D.K. and Kumar, H.D. (1985). Shikimate-sensitive isozymes of 3-deoxy-D-arabinose heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase in the cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia., Curr. Sci. 54: 1007-1008.
6. D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1990). Nature of UV-resistance in the cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia. Curr. Sci., 59: 412-414.
7.  D.K. Mishra, U.K. Tomar and C.J.S.K. Emmanuel (1996). Clonal seed orchard and its role in quality seed production in forestry. My Forest, 32: 265-272.
8.  Emmanuel, C.J.S.K.; Mishra, D.K. and U.K. Tomar (1997). Conservation and management of forestry germplasm. My Forest, 33: 421-426. 
9.  C.J.S.K. Emmanuel and D.K. Mishra (1998). Use of root trainers in forestry: A cautious approach. My Forest, 33: 583-588. 
10.  D.K. Mishra and K.K. Srivastava (1997). Growth characteristics of two spermoplane fungi isolated from neem seed. Bio Science Res. Bull. 13 (1): 53-57. 
11.  D.K. Mishra and D. Kumar and M. Yousuf (1997). Performance of seeds collected from candidate plus trees of Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Bio Science Res. Bull. 13 (2): 73-76.
12.  C.J.S.K. Emmanuel and D.K. Mishra (1998). Establishment and Management of seed production areas. My Forest, 34: 673-675. 
13.  V.P. Tewari, C.J.S.K. Emmanuel and D.K. Mishra (2001). Application of method of paired comparisons in the selection of candidate plus trees in tree improvement programme. My Forest 37 (2): 463
14.  V.P. Tewari and D.K. Mishra (2001). Changes in bio-diversity in Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana area of Rajasthan. My Forest 37 (2): 449-454.  V.P. Tewari and D.K. Mishra (2001). Changes in bio-diversity in Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana area of Rajasthan. My Forest  37 (2): 449-454.
15.  D.K. Mishra and Ved Pal Singh (2002). Effect of pre-treatments and seed grading on germination pattern of Prosopis cineraria L. Druce. Seed Research 30: 256-261.
16.  D.K. Mishra and V.P. Singh (2002). Effect of pretreatments and seed grading on Acacia nilotica Advanc. in Plant Sci., 15(1): 7-17.
17.  D.K. Mishra and Ved Pal Singh (2003). Standardization of seed weight replications of tree species in arid and semi-arid zone. My Forest 39(3) 287-289.
18.  Chaudhuri, K.K. D.K. Mishra, V.P. Singh and J.K. Shukla (2005). Harnessing Thar Biodiversity for Medicinal Uses. The Indian Forester, 131 (3): 288-307.
19.  Devendra Kumar, D.K. Mishra and Balbir Singh 2007. Biodeteriorative effect on Physico-chemical Properties of oil of various mother tree age classes of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seeds during storage. The Indian Forester, 133 (7):877-887.
20.  Kumar, Devendra, Mishra, Dhruv Kumar and Singh, Ranbir (2007). Effect of different methods of seed extractionon viability, storability and seedling performance of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seeds. My Forest 43(2): 129-138.
21.  Kumar, Devendra and Mishra, Dhruv Kumar (2007). Effect of fruits colour on germination, storability, and seedling performance in Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seeds.  Journal of Non Timber Forest Products, 14(3): 209-215.
22.  Kumar, Devendra, Mishra, Dhruv Kumar and Singh, Balbir (2007). Effect of temperature, media and light on germination of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seeds.  The Indian Forester, 133(12): 1636-1642.
23.  Kumar, Devendra and Mishra, Dhruv Kumar (2007). Effect of seed orientation and sowing depth on germination and seedling performance of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seeds.  Annals of Forestry, Dehradun, 15 (2): 311-321.
24.  Devendra Kumar and D.K. Mishra (2007). Effect of age classes on physical indices of maturity in neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.). My Forest, 43(3): 403-416.
25.  Devendra Kumar, D.K. Mishra, C.J.S.K. Emmanuel, Sunil Kumar, S.K. Sharma and Ranbir Singh (2007). Enhancement of germination and seedling parameters by hydration pretreatment of stored seeds of Azadirachta indica (A.Juss.). My Forest, 43(4): 477 - 484.
26.  Kumar, Devendra and Mishra, D. K. 2007. Effect of methods of seed collection on seed qualities and storability of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (Neem) seed. Journal of Non Timber Forest Products, 14(4): 271-276.
27.  Devendra Kumar and D.K. Mishra (2008). Studies on seed germination in Capparis decidua (Forsk.) Edgew: A tree of hot desert. The Indian Forester, 134(4): 500-504.
28.  Kumar, Devendra, Mishra, D. K., Singh, Balbir and Singh, Ved Pal 2008. Effect of methods of drying on viability, storability and seedling performance of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seeds. The Indian Forester, 134 (8): 991-1002.
29.  Kumar, Devendra and Mishra, Dhruv Kumar (2009) Influence of morphologically superior and inferior trees on germination, storability and seedling performance of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seed. The Indian Forester, 135(5): 697-706.
30.  Mishra, Dhruv Kumar and Kumar, Devendra (2009). Development of suitable agronomic practices for important medicinal plants under irrigated and rainfed conditions in Rajasthan. Indian Forester, 135(8): 1088-1098.
31. D. Kumar and D. K. Mishra (2009). Influence of chemicals pre-treatment on germination and seedlings performance of fresh and stored Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seed. Annals of Forestry 17 (2): 168-176.
32. D. K. Mishra (2009). Selection of candidate plus phenotypes of Jatropha curcas L. using method of pair comparisons. Biomass & Bioenergy. 33:542-544.
33. D. K. Mishra and Devendra Kumar (2009). Development of suitable agronomic practices for important medicinal plants under irrigated and rainfed conditions in Rajasthan. Indian Forester, 135(8): 1088-1098.
34.
 Devendra Kumar and D. K. Mishra, (2009) Influence of morphologically superior and inferior trees on germination, storability and seedling performance of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seed.  Indian Forester, 135(5): 697-706.
35. D. K. Mishra and N. K. Bohra (2010). Establishment of seed production area of Eucalyptus camaldulensis var. camaldulensis in Rajasthan. Green Farming 1(1):  34-37.
36. D. K. Mishra and N. K. Bohra (2011). Establishment of seed production area of Acacia nilotica (L.) delile var. indica in Rajasthan. Green Farming 2(2):  162-165.
37. D. K. Mishra and N. K. Bohra (2011). Biofuel: As environment friendly fuel and an opportunity for socioeconomic development with reference to Jatropha. Green Farming 2 (6): 744-747.     
38. N.K. Bohra, J.K. Shukla, A. Tripathi & D.K. Mishra (2011). Neem - A wonder Tree. MFP News, XXI (01): 13-15.
 39.  N.K. Bohra, J.K. Shukla, A. Tripathi & D.K. Mishra (2011). Tribulus terrestris-An important medicinal plant of arid zone. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products, 18(1): 63-66.
 40.  N.K.Bohra and D.K.Mishra (2011). Boswellia serrata-Indian Frankincense tree. MFP News July-Sept.2011 Vol XXI,3: 24-25.
 41.  Devendra Kumar, D.K. Mishra and S.K. Sharma (2012). Standardization of agronomic practices for Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari: An important medicinal plant of Indian desert. ENVIS Forestry Bulletin, 12(02): 69-72.
 42.  N.K. Bohra and D.K. Mishra (2012). Endangered species of Thar Desert-A review. MFP News, 4:17-20.
 43.  D.K. Mishra, N.K. Bohra and Devendra Kumar (2013). Growth performance of Jatropha curcas Linn. under arid environments. Intl. J. for Usef. Mngt., 14(1): 36-49.
 44.  V.P. Tewari and D.K. Mishra (2013). Modelling seed yield estimation in Jatropha curcas plantations in Gujarat. Indian Forester, 139 (9) : 784-789, 2013.
 45.  Dhruv Kumar Mishra and Devendra Kumar  (2013).Vegetative propagation of Commiphora wightii (ARNOTT) BHANDARI through air layering Int.  J. of Usef. Mngt. 14(2):3-9.
 46.  N.K. Bohra and D.K. Mishra (2014). Gmelina arborea-Medicinal values with biodiesel potential. MFP News XXIV (4): 13-16.
 47.  N.K. Bohra and D.K. Mishra (2014). Salvadora persica (Tooth Brush Tree)-An Important tree species of multidirectional uses. MFP News XXIV (2): 12-14.
 48.  N.K. Bohra and D.K. Mishra (2014). Seabuckthorn-Wonder plant of Uttrakhand, (2014), e-journal of applied forest ecology, Volume 2(2):59-64.
 49.  D.K. Mishra, N.K. Bohra and Aditi Mishra (2015). Clonal performance of Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari. e-journal of applied forest ecology, Volume 3 (1): 58-64.
 50.  D.K. Mishra, N.K. Bohra, J.K. Shukla and A. Tripathi (2015). Fruit maturity as criteria of seed selection and germination study in Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari. J. Tro. Forestry, 31(III): 13-17.
 51.  N. K. Bohra, D.K. Mishra and P. Ali. (2015). Rhodola rosea: Medicinal plant for stress reduction and longevity. MFP News, XXV (3), 5-6.

 Chapters in proceedings:

1. D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1987). Effects of glucose and fructose on acetylene reduction, photosynthetic oxygen evolution, respiration and hydrogen evolution by whole cells of cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. strain CA. In: Proc. Intl. Phycotalk Symp. Bot. Dept., B.H.U., Varanasi, Dec. 18-21, pp 144-149.
2. Baral, S.R.; Kumar, D. and H.D. Kumar (1987). In-situ nitrogen fixation rates in ten rice fields of katmandu valley. In: Biofertilizers; Potentials and Problems, Sen, S.P. and Palit, P. (eds), Naya Prakosh, Calcutta, pp 103-107.
3. D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1987). Clonal variability and nature of chloramphenicol-resistance in the cyanobacterium Nostoc linckia., In; Advances in Applied Phycology Vol. 2, Shukla, A.C. (ed.), Today and Tomorrow Printers and Publishers, New Delhi, pp 177-183.
4. D. Kumar and H.D. Kumar (1987). Effects of glucose and fructose on acetylene reduction, photosynthetic oxygen evolution, respiration and hydrogen evolution by whole cells of cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. strain CA. In: Proc. Intl. Phycotalk Symp. Bot. Dept., B.H.U., Varanasi, Dec. 18-21, pp 144-149.
5. J.B. Singh; D. Vyas and D. Kumar (1990). Comparative studies on growth, nitrogen fixation and lipid profiles of two cyanobacteria. In: Proc. Natl. Symp. on Cyanobacterial Nitrogen Fixation, IARI., New Delhi, pp 91-96.
6. K.K. Srivastav and D.K. Mishra (1993). Diseases on Prosopis juliflora (switz) from Rajasthan. In: Proc. Natl. Workshop on Prosopis spp., CAZRI, 22-23, pp 211-215.
7. D.K. Mishra (1998). Desert afforestation and woody plant water relationship. Save Forest and Wild Life. October 1998: 32-39.
8. K. K. Chaudhuri, D. K. Mishra, Ved Pal Singh and J. K. Shukla (2004). Analysing the availability of medicinal plants and their export potential in India. In: Proceedings of the IUFRO International Conference on Multipurpose trees in the Tropics: Management and Improvement Strategies. 364-369.
9. D. K. Mishra, K. K. Chaudhuri and Ved Pal Singh (2004).  Effect of pre-treatments on seed germination in Cassia angustifolia Vahl. In: Proceedings of the IUFRO International Conference on Multipurpose trees in the Tropics: Management and Improvement Strategies. 301-305.
10. K. K. Chaudhuri, D. K. Mishra and J. K. Shukla (2004). Market survey on the demand of medicinal plants: A case study of Jaipur, Rajasthan. In: Proceedings of the IUFRO International Conference on Multipurpose trees in the Tropics: Management and Improvement Strategies. 295-300.
11. D. K. Mishra, K. K. Chaudhuri, Ved Pal Singh and J. K. Shukla (2004). Seed germination studies in medicinal plants of commercial value. In: Proceedings of the IUFRO International Conference on Multipurpose trees in the Tropics: Management and Improvement  Strategies. 382-386.
12. D.K. Mishra and R.L. Srivastava (2006). Biofuels: As environment friendly fuel and an opportunity for socioeconomic development with reference to Jatropha. 3rd Intl. Biofuel Conference Jan. 18-19, 2006.
13. R.L. Srivastava, P. Chodhary, Apte, A.S. and D. K. Mishra (2006). Studies on silvicultural aspects, Dimension of research and future directions in Rajasthan and Gujarat. XII Silvicultural conference, FRI, Dehra Dun, 3rd Feb., 2006.
14. D. K. Mishra, R. L. Srivastava and A. S. Apte (2006). Market potential of medicinal plants in Rajasthan. National workshop on conservation and cultivation of medicinal plants. Feb. 15-16, 2006.
15. N.K. Bohra, J.K. Shukla and D.K. Mishra (2009). Jatropha plantation-Prospects and problems. In: National Conference on Biofuels: Potential and Challenges held at TFRI, Jabalpur, 25-26 Feb., 2009 pp9
16. R.L. Srivastava, N.K. Bohra and D.K. Mishra (2009). Jatropha an environment friendly fuel and an opportunity for employment generation in rural and urban India. In: National Conference on Biofuels: Potential and Challenges held at TFRI, Jabalpur, 25-26 Feb., 2009 pp1
17. D.K. Mishra and N.K. Bohra (2009). Bamboo types and uses with reference to Rajasthan and Gjarat. In: National seminar on Bamboo "Plantation management and its utilization". Held at AFRI, Jodhpur, 17-19 March 2009 pp54.
18. D. K. Mishra and N. K. Bohra (2009) Establishment of seed production areas (SPA) of Acacia nilotica var. indica in Rajasthan. In: International conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environment: Issue and Agenda for the 21st century held at CAZRI from 24-28 November, p 152. .
19. D. K. Mishra, A. Tripathi, and A. Ram (2009). Performance of Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari under arid environment. In: IV National Forestry Conference held at FRI, Dehradun, 9-11 December, p 31
20. D. K. Mishra, J. K. Shukla and R.L. Suara (2009). Growth performance of Jatropha curcas under arid environment. In: IV National Forestry Conference held at FRI, Dehradun 9-11 December, p 32.
21. Devendra Kumar, D. K. Mishra and S. K. Sharma (2011). A simplified package of seed processing of an important agroforestry species (A. indica A. Juss.) for forestry field personnel. In: IV National Forestry Conference, pp82-90, Ombvir Singh and V.R.R. Singh (eds.), S.S. Techno Print, Pvt. Ltd., Dehradun.
22. D.K.Mishra., N. K. Bohra, Tripathi, Atul, R. L. Suara, J. K. Shukla and Arjun Ram (2011). Performance of Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari under Arid Environment. In: IV National Forestry Conference, pp73-81, Ombvir Singh and V.R.R. Singh (eds.), S.S. Techno Print, Pvt. Ltd., Dehradun.

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