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Ph.D. 2003 Biotechnology, Kuvempu University Guide: Dr. V. Krishna, Dept. of Biotechnology, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta – 577 451, Shimoga, Karnataka. Title of the thesis: In vitro studies on Celastrus paniculatus an endangered medicinal plant of the Western Ghats of Karnataka.
Maruthi, K.R., V. Krishna, Y.P. Nagaraja and B.A. Rahiman. 2000. Traditional Medicinal Plants of Davanagere District, Karnataka – with reference to cure Skin disease. Environ. Ecol. 18 (2): 441-446. ISSN: 0970-0420.
Manjunath, B.K., V. Krishna, K.R. Maruthi, and Y.P. Nagaraja. 2001. Analysis of Vegetational pattern in Lakkavalli Reserve Forest of Central Western Ghats, India. Environ. Ecol. 19 (4): 948-955. ISSN: 0970-0420
Manjunath, B.K. V. Krishna, K.R. Maruthi, and Y.P. Nagaraja. 2003. Folk medicines of Davanagere district, Karnataka for the treatment of haemorrhoids, herpes and snake bite. Kuvempu University Sci. J. 2: 55-60
Nagaraja, Y.P., V. Krishna, and K.R. Maruthi. 2003. Rapid Micropropagation of Andrographis alata through leaf culture. Plant Cell Biotechn. Mol. Biol. 4 (3&4): 117-124. ISSN: 0972-2025
Shankarmurthy, K., V. Krishna, K.R. Maruthi, Y.P. Nagaraja and B.A. Rahiman. 2004. Somatic embryogensis and regeneration of plantlets from leaf callus culture of Embelia ribes. J. Trop. Med. Plants. 5(1): 95-99. ISSN: 1511-8525
Maruthi, K.R., V. Krishna, K. Shankarmurthy, and B.A. Rahiman. 2004. Micropropagation of Celastrus paniculatus Willd., through hypocotyl explant culture. J. Trop. Med. Plants, 5(2): 249-254. ISSN: 1511-8525
Shankarmurthy, K., V. Krishna, K.R. Maruthi, and B.A. Rahiman. 2004. Rapid advantageous Organogensis from leaf segment of Embelia ribes Burm. - a Threatened Medicinal Plant. Taiwania, 49(3): 194-200. ISSN: 0372-333x
Maruthi, K.R, V. Krishna, Y.P. Nagaraja, B.A. Rahiman, and T. Pullaiah. 2004. In vitro regeneration of Celastrus paniculatus Willd. – a rare medicinal plant. Plant Cell Biotechn. Mol. Biol. 5(1&2):33-38. ISSN: 0972-2025
Shankarmurthy, K., V. Krishna, K.R. Maruthi, Y.P. Nagaraja, and B.A. Rahiman. 2004. High frequnecy plant regeneration through leaf callus culture of Embelia ribes Burm.-a Threatened medicinal plant. Plant Cell Biotechn. Mol. Biol. 5(3&4): 115-120. ISSN: 0972-2025
Indirect organogensis through bulbil explants of Curculigo orchioides Garten. Advances in Plant Science 18(1): 305-310. ISSN: 0970-3586
Ravikumar Patil, H.S., H. Gurumurthy, H.K. Makari, B.M. Madhukar, K.R. Maruthi, and R.Divakar. 2009. Regeneration of rice via somatic embryogenesis and variant analysis using RAPD. J. Biotechnology. 2 (1). ISSN: 0974-7435
Yashovarma, B., Maruthi, K.R. and B.G. Harish. 2009. (Ed). UGC Sponsored National Conference – “Role of Biotechnology in development of herbal Drug and conservation of Biodiversity” Souvenir. Manjushree Printers and Publishers, Ujire.
Suresh Babu, P., Krishna, V., Maruthi, K.R., Shankarmurthy, K. and Ramesh K Babu. 2010. Evaluation of acute toxicity and hepatoprotective activity of the methanolic extract of Dichrostachys cinerea (Wight and Arn.) leaves. Pharmacognosy Research – A Rapid Publication Journal. 3(1): 40-43
Shivaji Bole, Shachindra, L.N., Nargund, L.V.G. and K.R. Maruthi. 2010. Production and Characterization of α-amylase from Aspergillus niger. J. Ultra Chemistry. 6 (3): 269-274. ISSN: 00973-3450; IF – 0.175.
Yashovarma, B., Maruthi, K.R. and S. Veeranna. 2011. (Ed). State Level Conference Conference – “Mesmerizing Fields of Biotechnology” Abstracts & Souvenir. Manjushree Printers and Publishers, Ujire
Harish B. Gowdru, Sharath Rajashekarappa, Kumaraswamy H. Malleshappa, Katenahalli R. Maruthi and Venkatarangaiah Krishna. 2011. In vitro regeneration of inflorescence and callus enhancement of Celastrus paniculatus Willd. Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology. 5(2), 147-151. ISSN: 1752-3389
Yashovarma, B., Maruthi, K.R. and J. Prarthana. 2012. (Ed). ). UGC Sponsored National Conference – “Biotechnological Prospecting in Herbal Anti-viral and Anti-cancerous Drug Development” Abstracts & Souvenir. Manjushree Printers and Publishers, Ujire
Pravin R. Joshi, Harish, C.R., Bhupesh R. Patel, Anita P. Joshi (Kulkarni), Maruthi, K.R. and Sudha. 2013. Usage of DNA Fingerprint for exploring the concept of Pratinidhi dravya (substitution) in Ayurveda – a ray of hope in demarcation of substitutes and adulterants. Am. J. PharmTech Res. 3(4). 824-830. ISSN: 2249-3387; IF – 2.57.
Sunil Kumar, K. N., Maruthi, K.R., Alfarhan, A.H., Rajakrishnan, R. and J. Thomas. 2016. Molecular fingerprinting of Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Denser growing on five different hosts by RAPD. Soudi J. of Biol Sci., Elsvir Publisher. 23(3). 335-340. ISSN: 1319-562X; IF – 1.781.
Prarthana, J. and Maruthi, K.R. 2017. Phytochemical analysis of antimicrobial bioactive constituents from Oscillatoria sp. Ind. J. of Applied Res. 7(2); 645-647. ISSN - 2249-555X. IF – 3.919. IC – 79.96.
Prarthana, J. and Maruthi, K.R. 2017. Screening of phytochemicals & bioactive antibacterial activity in Spirogyra sp. International J. of Adv. Res. 5(7). 1145-1154. ISSN: 2320-5407. IF – 6.118. IC – 56.43.
Prarthana, J. and Maruthi, K.R. 2017. Molecular characterization of fish pathogens & factors influencing pathogenicity. Ind. J. of Applied Res. 7(8); 41-44. ISSN - 2249-555X. IF – 3.919. IC – 79.96.
Prarthana, J. and Maruthi, K.R. 2018. Fresh Water Algae as a Potential Source of Bioactive Compounds for Aquaculture and Significance of Solvent System in Extraction of Antimicrobials. Asian Journal of Scientific Research (Open Access). DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2018. ISSN – 1992 -1454. IF – 0.127
Shrisha Naik Bajpe, Maruthi K R and Abhijeeth S Badiger. 2021. Assessing Genetic Diversity and DNA Barcodes efficiency of Salacia and related species from the Western Ghats, Karnataka. Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology - ISSN No. 2347-212x 2455-7005
Shankara Narayana K, Shrisha Naik Bajpe, Maruthi Katenahalli Rudarappa, Abhijeeth S Badiger. 2021. Exploration of mentorship program of SDM College, Ujire in COVID-19 pandemic. The Research Journal. 7(1); ISSN 2454-4930; 2454-7301. IF – 4.126
National Conference on Herbal Medicine. Organized by Dept of Botany, Bharthiyar University, Coimbatore on 8th and 9th September, 2010. Delivered a Lead Talk on “Scenario of Intellectual Property Right of Traditional Knowledge & Herbal Medicine”.
Workshop on Intellectual Property Management for Biotechnology Industry. Organized by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Program (BIRAP) and Biotech Consortium India Limited (BICL) at Chennai on 9th to 10th December 2010
One Day Workshop on “Rearing of Tissue Culture Banana Plantlets in Green House and Farmland”. Organized by Tissue Culture Production Center, Dept of Biotechnology, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta on 8th August 2011.
National Conference on Dissecting the complexities of plant Biotechnology in the Post Genomic Era, Organized by Dept of Biotechnology & Center for Bioinformation, Tumkur University, Tumkur on 21st September 2011.
International symposium on recent trends in processing & safety of speciality and operational foods. Organized by Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore on 23rd to 25th November 2011. Delivered a Invited Talk on “Hepatoprotective Nutraceuticals in India”.
International Conference on Social Work Practice in Multicultural Context. Organized by Dept of PG Studies & Research in Social Work, Tumkur University, Tumkur in Association with Tata Institute of Social Work, Mumbai on 2nd too 4th March 2012.
National Seminar on “Lessons Leant From IQAC” – Moving forward and making difference. Organized by SDM College (Autonomous) Ujire –574240 on 27th & 28th March 2012.
National Conference on “Phytomedicine”. Organized by Dept of Botany, Bharthiyar University, Coimbatore on 4th and 5th October, 2012. Delivered a Invited Talk on “Prospectus & Problems to develop Hepatoprotective Nutraceuticals”.
Attended a national Conference on " Conservation of Biodiversity" and also presented a paper "Innovative methodologies to bring awareness about environmental protection & conservation biology by utilizing medicinal plant Arboretum – A case study" at JSS Dharwad. on 30-9-2014 & 01-10-2014.
International Congress on “Ayurvedic Concepts and Treatment of Malignant Disorders”. Organized by S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Deprt of Ayush & N.R.H.M. Govt of Karnataka on 15th and 16th December 2012. Delivered a Invited Talk on “Biotechnological techniques in management of malignant disorders”.
National Seminar on “GM Crops: Prospectus & Issues”. Organized by Center for Plant Biotechnology & Molecular Biology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, on 17th &18th March 2014.
National Conference on “2014 NextGen Genomics and Bioinformatics Technologies (NGBT)”. Organized by SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science (NIMHANS) & Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) at NIMHANS, Bangalore, India on 17th to 19th Novembre 2014.
NAAC Sponsored workshop for the Principals of non-accredaited colleges affiliated to Bangalore University, Bangalore. Organized by IQAC, Bangalore University, Bangalore on 8th & 9th December 2014.
Three days Workshop for College Principals on “Role of Principals in Achieving Excellence of Institution”. Organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Center, Bangalore University, Bangalore on 21st to 23rd September 2015.
Two day National Conference on “Recent trend in Biotechnology (RTBT-2018)” Organized by Dept of Chemistry & Biotechnology, Karnataka Science College, Karnataka University, Dharwad on 23rd and 24th February 2018. Delivered a Invited Talk on “Nature’s internet tactics in modern agricultural practice”.
Indian Higher Education Summit on “Innovation in Education For a Competent Industries” Organized by Confedaration of Indian Industries (CII), Mysore on 15th and 16th March 2019.
Participated in Star College scheme - 2nd Task force Meet at Gargi College, New Delhi on 08-05-2018
One Day Conference on “New Education Policy” Organized by SDM College (Autonomous), UJire on 29th July 2019.
Ten Days National Workshop on “Plant Microbial Interaction for the Production of Therapeutique compounds” Organized by Dept of Biotechnology, Kuvempu University, from 17th to 26th October 2019.
Faculty Development Programme on ‘Mentoring’ Organized by SDM Cooelge (Autonomous), Ujire on 25th November 2019.
Awards and Achivements
Organized UGC Sponsored National Conference on “Role of Biotechnology in development of Herbal Drug and Conservation of Biodiversity” on 24th & 25th January, 2009, at SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire.
Organized Two day Training on ‘Personality Development Program’ on 11 & 12th April 2009 at SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire.
Organized Two day Workshop on ‘Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Tools’ on 12 & 13th April 2009 at SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire.
Organized One Day University level Seminar on ‘New Research Avenues in Biotechnology’ on 18th September, 2009 at SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire
Collaboration with Industry: MoU with Polyclone Bioservice Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
Organized A State Level Conference on “Mesmerizing Field of Biotechnology” on 8th & 9th April, 2012, at SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire.
Organized UGC Sponsored National Conference on “Biotechnological Prospecting In Herbal Anti-Viral & Anti-Cancerous Drug Development” on 17th & 18th February, 2012, at SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire.
Participation & Achievements in various academic & extra curricular activities such as: adventure activities, social service, drama etc.
NSS Coordinator at CMRIT, Organized “Blood Donation Camp” at CMRIT, Bangalore and “Tracking cum Creating Environmental Awareness Camp” at Nandhi Hills