Dr. C. Dileep
M. Sc., Ph. D.
Mob :9446264129
Apsara, Kallisery R O., Chengannur – 689124.

Dr. C. Dileep is actively engaged in the novel research areas of Phytobacteriology in general and Plant – Microbe interaction in particular. His interest mainly in the field of Characterization of Siderophores, Pyoverdine and Pyocyanin and developing of multiple drug resistant microbes especially Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria(PGPR). Dr. Dileep had published 20 research papers in world renowned journals with impact factor (IF). Two of his books were published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany in the field of Plant microbiology. 5 Genbank accessions of PGPR microbes are in his account .Dr. Dileep is the Life member of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology and a member of Indian Phytopathological Society. He is a consultant of State Seed testing Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, Kerala and many agricultural input manufacturing companies. He is a recognized Research guide in Botany of University of Kerala. Dr. Dileep had reported a new leaf disease in Rambutan plant first ever in India. He is serving as member of Mahatma Gandhi University PG board of studies in Botany. He also served as Member Committee of subject expert of curriculum committee, SCERT, Kerala. He is the Principal Investigator two UGC-MRP which were completed successfully.


Research Papers:

1.  Dileep.C., Dileepkumar B.S., and  H.C.Dube  1998. “Promotion of plant  growth and        yield by two rhizoplane Fluorescent Pseudomonads”. Ind J.  Exp.Biology  36 :        399-402.

2. Dileep.C., Dileepkumar B.S., and  H.C.Dube  1998  “ Influence of aminoacids, organic acids and sugars on growth , fluorescence and  siderophore    production  of    fluorescent Pseudomonads “. Ind. J . Exp Biology  36 : 429- 431.

3. Dileep.C., Dileepkumar B.S., and  H.C.Dube  1999 .  “Disease suppression and        Plant growth  promotion of peanut by antagonistic fluorescent  Pseudomonas strain       FPC32 and FPO 4 in soil infested with collar rot fungi Aspergillus niger”.   Indian Phytopath. 52 (4): 415- 416

4.  Dileep.C., Dileepkumar B.S., 2000  Influence of Metham -Sodium on suppression        collar rot  disease of peanut , in vitro antibiosis , siderphore  production  and root       colonization  by fluorescent Pseudomonad strain FPO4 “. Ind  J. Exp Biology       38 :1245-1250

5. Dileep.C. 2010. Biocontrol of Rhizoctonia wilt of Brinjal (Solanum  melongena)   by    Bacillus  strain  SR 4. J.Mycol.Pl.Pathol. 40(1):131-1356. Dileep.C 2013. First Report of a Leaf Disease of Rambutan( Nephelium lappaceum L.)  plant in India. J.Plant Development Sciences  5 (3) :285-28

6.Dileep.C 2013. First Report  of a Leaf Disease of Rambutan( Nephelium lappaceum L.)plant in India.  J.Plant Development Sciences  5 (3) :285-286.

7. C.Dileep. 2013 Effect of Amino acids,Organic acids,Sugars,Iron and pH on   siderophore production by Two Antagonistic Fluorescent Pseudomonas Strains TR and FR2 from the Acidic Paddy Fields of Kerala. J.Mycol.Pl.Pathol. 43 (4):466-471    http://www.connectjournals.com/jmpp   

8. Kumar SN, Bala Nambisan and Dileep C (2014) Three bioactive cyclic dipeptides   from  the Bacillus sp. N strain associated with Entomopathogenic nematode. Peptides. (DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2013.11.017)(Impact factor-2.5).53 (2014):59—69 www.elsevier.com/locate/peptides 

9.  Kumar SN, Dileep C, Mohandas C, Nambisan B and Jayaprakas CA (2014) Cyclo ( D- Tyr-D-Phe): A new antibacterial, anticancer and antioxidant cyclic dipeptide  from Bacillus sp. N strain associated with a rhabditid entomopathogenic nematode . Journal of Peptide science (DOI 10.1002/psc.2594) (Impact factor – 2.1): 20:  173–185. www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jpepsci/DOI10.1002/psc.2594   

10. J.N.  Gorankla, S. Nishanth Kumar , G.V. Nisha , A.S. Sumandu , C. Dileep, A.Sudaresan , M.M. Sree Kumar , R.S. Lankalapalli and  B.S. Dileep Kumar ,(2014) Purification and characterization of  antifungal phenazines from a fluorescent Pseudomonas strain FPO4 against medically  important  fungi. Journal De Mycologie  Médicale (Impact Factor-1.2).( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.mycmed.2014.02.003) 24:185-192   

11. S. Nishanth Kumar, , Jubi Jacob, Nisha G.V, Asha A, Dileep C and  Dileep Kumar  B.S.(2014) Investigation of antifungal activity of stilbenes alone and in combination with fluconazole against Candida albicans. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 6 (4); 304-307

12. Sreerag RS, Dileep C, Kumar SN (2014) Antimycobacterial activity of crude extracts produced by Bacillus sp.  associated with entomopathogenic nematode. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 6(9) 140-142 (Impact factor-   1.54)

13.  Kumar SN, Sreerag RS, Dileep Chandrasekaran, Bala Nambisan, Ruby John Anto (2014) Biocontrol of Aspergillus species on peanut kernels by antifungal diketopiperazine producing Bacillus cereus associated with entomopathogenic  nematode.  PLOS ONE.(Impact factor-4.2). August 2014 :9(8) www.plosone.org

Reviews and Abstracts

1  C.Dileep and B.S.Dileepkumar, 2013.”Plant Growth Promoting and Disease Supression Properties of Two Pseudomonas strains Isolated from Paddy  fields of Kuttanad, Kerala”, J. Mycol Plant Pathol., Vol-43, No-1, Pages: 115. http://www.connectjournals.com/jmpp

2. A.S .Sumandu and C.Dileep,2015, Influence of Glyphosate on Plant Growth  Promoting Rhizobacteria PRS-3 and PRP-5 Against Sheath Blight  Supressive in Acidic Soil of Kuttanad, Kerala J.Mycol.Pl.Pathol. 45 (1): 97 http://www.connectjournals.com/jmpp

3. A.S. Sumandu and C. Dileep,2015 ,PGPR: An alternative to the chemical plant  Protection. J.Mycol.Pl.Pathol. 45 (1): 97  http://www.connectjournals.com/jmpp

Gene Bank Acccession

1. Dileep KBS, Nishanth KS, Dileep C, Sundaresan A and Ravishanker L. (2013) Plant growth promoting rhizobacterial FP04 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence  GenBank Accession No KF500003.

2. Dileep KBS, Nishanth KS, Dileep C, Sundaresan A (2013) Plant growth promoting Pseudomonas monteilii TR 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence GenBank  Accession No KF712283

3. Dileep KBS, Nishanth KS, Dileep C, Sundaresan A (2013) Plant growth promoting  Pseudomonas putida FR 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence GenBank Accession No KF712284

4. Dileep.C and Sumandu .A.S, (2015)Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PRS3 16S  ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence .GenBank Accession No KR061875.1

5. Dileep.C and Sumandu .A.S,(2015Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PRP5 16S  ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence .GenBank Accession No KR061876.1

Books Published

1. Dileep C, 2012 , Rhizosphere Fluorescent Pseudomonas – A New Perspective     Published by Lambert Academic Publishing , Saarbrucken,Germany.  http://www.lap.publishing.com

2. Dileep.C, 2012, Plant Protection –An Integrated Approach . Published by     Lambert Academic Publishing , Saarbrucken, Germany. http://www.lap.publishing.com