Botany Faculty

Dr. Basil George

Assistant Professor

Education: BSc., MG University, 2005
MSc., MG University, 2007
PhD., Sardar Patel University, 2012

Area of Specialization: Microalgae- Taxonomy, Culturing and Bio-prospecting

Email: basil.george@cmscollege.ac.in

Awards & Recognition:

ORCiD:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2256-3184

Vidwan-ID:

https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/194192

The ability of microalgae to grow rapidly, and adapt to extremes of environment makes them suitable models for understanding metabolic and evolutionary processes. The potential of microalgal photosynthesis for the production of valuable compounds or for energetic use is widely recognized due to their more efficient utilization of sunlight energy as compared with higher plants. My research mainly focuses on assessing the microalgal diversity from different habitat locations and isolation of potent microalgal strains for bio-prospecting.
Bio-prospecting of microalgae from different aquatic and terrestrial environments and extreme habitats, is considered to be of tremendous significance for obtaining promising and novel isolates with potential applications. Now-a-days, there are numerous commercial applications of microalgae such as, microalgae can be used to enhance the nutritional value of food and animal feed owing to their chemical composition; they play a crucial role in aquaculture and they can be incorporated into cosmetics. My research is aimed to assess the diversified nutrients and biochemical constitutes of microalgae, which could devise chemotaxonomic position of microalgae and can also be recommend for various pharmaceutical, biofuels, pigment applications. Apart from these the role of different biotic and abiotic factors on the biochemical composition, growth and productivity of microalgae is also being investigated.
The new potent strains isolated can be further exploited at regional labs which are actively engaged in research on bio-fuel production, pigment extraction, PHA, bio-plastics, biosensors and many other commercially important eco-friendly products.

 

BO2C02 U     PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
BO4B04U - REPRODUCTIVE BOTANY OF ANGIOSPERMS
BO6B010U- PTERIDOLOGY
BO6B13 U - AGRIBUSINESS
PC 5- GYMNOSPERMS

Exogenous carbon source and phytohormone supplementation enhanced growth rate and metabolite production in freshwater microalgae Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen
AK Vijay, SAM Salim, S Prabha, B George
Bioresource Technology Reports 14, 100669, 2021
2021
Effect of auxin and its synthetic analogues on the biomass production and biochemical composition of freshwater microalga Ankistrodesmus falcatus CMSACR1001
AK Vijay, S Prabha, J Thomas, JS Kurian, B George
Journal of Applied Phycology 32 (6), 3787-3797, 2020
32020
Microalgal carotenoids: Potential nutraceutical compounds with chemotaxonomic importance
C Paliwal, T Ghosh, B George, I Pancha, R Maurya, K Chokshi, A Ghosh, ...
Algal Research 15, 24-31, 2016
622016
Fluorescence quenching property of C-phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis and its binding efficacy with viable cell components
MB Paswan, MM Chudasama, M Mitra, K Bhayani, B George, ...
Journal of fluorescence 26 (2), 577-583, 2016
82016
Characterization and evaluation of hydrological processes responsible for spatiotemporal variation of surface water quality at Narmada estuarine region in Gujarat, India
N Kumar, P Kumar, G Basil, RN Kumar, A Kharrazi, R Avtar
Applied Water Science 5 (3), 261-270, 2015
82015
Bio-optic characterization of Discosphaera tubifer bloom occurs in an overcrowded fishing harbour at Veraval, India
SK Mandal, VR Patel, G Temkar, BM George, M Raman
Environmental monitoring and assessment 187 (9), 1-16, 2015
52015
A euryhaline Nannochloropsis gaditana with potential for nutraceutical (EPA) and biodiesel production
M Mitra, SK Patidar, B George, F Shah, S Mishra
Algal research 8, 161-167, 2015
612015
Biofuel potential of the newly isolated microalgae Acutodesmus dimorphus under temperature induced oxidative stress conditions
K Chokshi, I Pancha, K Trivedi, B George, R Maurya, A Ghosh, S Mishra
Bioresource Technology 180, 162-171, 2015
1212015
Dominance of cyanobacterial and cryptophytic assemblage correlated to CDOM at heavy metal contamination sites of Gujarat, India
SK Patidar, K Chokshi, B George, S Bhattacharya, S Mishra
Environmental monitoring and assessment 187 (1), 1-9, 2015
172015
Potential of Monoraphidium minutum for carbon sequestration and lipid production in response to varying growth mode
SK Patidar, M Mitra, B George, R Soundarya, S Mishra
Bioresource technology 172, 32-40, 2014
372014
Effects of different media composition, light intensity and photoperiod on morphology and physiology of freshwater microalgae Ankistrodesmus falcatus–A potential strain for bio…
B George, I Pancha, C Desai, K Chokshi, C Paliwal, T Ghosh, S Mishra
Bioresource technology 171, 367-374, 2014
2052014
Nitrogen stress triggered biochemical and morphological changes in the microalgae Scenedesmus sp. CCNM 1077
I Pancha, K Chokshi, B George, T Ghosh, C Paliwal, R Maurya, S Mishra
Bioresource technology 156, 146-154, 2014
3072014
Statistical evaluation of water quality parameters for two different seasons in Mahi estuary, west coast of India
NK Jangala Isaiah, PR Sajish, R Nirmal Kumar, G Basil, S Khan
2013
Statistical evaluation of water quality parameters for two different seasons in Mahi estuary, west coast of India
NKJ Isaiah, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, G Basil, S Khan
Ekologia 32 (1), 126-137, 2013
22013
Biosorption potentiality of living Aspergillus niger tiegh in removing heavy metal from aqueous solution
B George, JI Nirmal Kumar, RN Kumar, PR Sajish
Bioremediation Journal 16 (4), 195-203, 2012
202012
An assessment of physico-chemical characteristics of the coastal water of Narmada estuary, Gujarat and statistical evaluation of its seasonal changes
NJI Kumar, G Basil, NK Rita, PR Sajish, V Shailendra
Ekolgia (Slovak Republic), 2012
12012
Assessment of water physico-chemical characteristics and statistical evaluation of Narmada Estuarine Region, Gujarat, India
IJ Nirmal Kumar, G Basil, R Nirmal Kumar, PR Sajish, V Shailendra
Journal of Water and Land Development, 43-48, 2012
22012
An assessment of physico-chemical characteristics of the coastal water of Narmada Estuary, Gujarat and statistical evaluation of its seasonal changes
NKJ Isaiah, B George, RN Kumar, SPP Ravi, S Viyol
Ekolgia (Bratislava) 31 (1), 65-74, 2012
12012
Study on the influence of hydro-chemical parameters on phytoplankton distribution along Tapi estuarine area of Gulf of Khambhat, India
B George, JIN Kumar, RN Kumar
The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research 38 (3), 157-170, 2012
782012
Nutrient Dynamics in an Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh., Mangrove Forest in Vamleshwar, Gujarat, India
IN KUMAR, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, G Basil, V Shailendra
Notulae Scientia Biologicae 3 (1), 51-56, 2011
72011
An assessment of the accumulation potential of Pb, Zn and Cd by Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. in Vamleshwar mangroves, Gujarat, India
IN KUMAR, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, G Basil, V Shailendra
Notulae Scientia Biologicae 3 (1), 36-40, 2011
442011
Nutrient dynamics in an Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. mangrove forest in Vamleshwar, near Narmada estuary, West Coast of Gujarat, India.
JIN Kumar, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, B George, V Shailendra
Global Journal of Environmental Research 5 (1), 32-38, 2011
22011
Bioaccumulation of Lead, Zinc and Cadmium in Avicennia marina Mangrove Ecosystem near Narmada Estuary in Vamleshwar, West Coast of Gujarat, India
JIN Kumar, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, B George, S Viyol
Journal of International Environmental Application and Science 6 (1), 8-13, 2011
132011
Biosorption of mercury and lead by dried Aspergillus niger Tiegh. isolated from estuarine sediments
JI Nirmal Kumar, B George, RN Kumar, PR Sajish, S Viyol
International journal of environmental studies 67 (5), 735-746, 2010
82010
An Assessment of the Accumulation Potential of Lead (Pb), Zinc (Zn) and Cadmium (Cd) by Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh
JIN Kumar, PR Sajih, RN Kumar, B George, S Viyol
Vamleshwar Mangroves Near Narmada Estuary, West Coast of Gujarat, India…, 2010
82010
ASSESSMENT OF SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL FLUCTUATIONS IN WATER QUALITY OF A TROPICAL PERMANENT ESTUARINE SYSTEM- TAPI, WEST COAST INDIA
N Kumar, B George, RN Kumar, PR Sajish, S Viyol
Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 7 (3), 267-276, 2009
472009
Environmental studies on biotic components in relation to nutrient status of selected sites of Narmada and Tapi estuaries Gulf of Khambhat Gujarat India
B George
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