List of publication from Indian Arctic Program


Binish et al (2018). Mercury tolerance and biosorption in bacteria isolated from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic. Journal of Basic Microbiology 58(4):286-295

Mohan et al (2018). Bacterial communities from near glacier and transition zones of Kongsfjorden , Arctic : A metagenomic study. Indian J.Sci.Res. 20(1): 56-62.

Nejumal et al (2018). Presence of bisphenol S and surfactants in the sediments of Kongsfjorden: a negative impact of human activities in Arctic? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190:22.

Gogoi et al (2018). Scavenging ratio of black carbon in the Arctic and the Antarctic. Polar Science16: 10-22


Alikunju et al (2018). A Statistical Approach to Optimize Cold Active β-Galactosidase Production by an Arctic Sediment Pscychrotrophic Bacteria, Enterobacter ludwigii (MCC 3423) in Cheese Whey. Catalysis Letters 148:712–724

Sinha et al (2018). Population dynamics of bacterioplanktonic component associated with the phytoplankton biomass in Kongsfjorden, an Arctic fjord. Current Science 115 (9):1690-1694.

Mohan et al (2018). Rate of sediment accumulation and historic metal contamination in a tidewater glacier fjord, Svalbard. Marine Pollution Bulletin 131 (Part A): 453-459.

Kachiprath et al (2018). Amplicon sequencing based profiling of bacterial diversity from Krossfjorden, Arctic. Data in Brief 21: 2522-2525.

Singh et al (2018). Spatial distribution and environmental assessment of heavy metals in the surface sediments of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. CZECH POLAR REPORTS 8 (1): 1-23.

Kumar et al (2018). Warming in the Arctic Captured by productivity variability at an Arctic Fjord over the past two centuries. PLos (10.1371/journal.pone.0201456)

Tiwari et al (2018). Oxygen isotope-salinity relation in an Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden): Implications to hydrographic variability. Geoscience Frontiers. 9 (6):1937-1943.


Anand Jain and Kottekkatu Padinchati Krishnan (2017). Differences in free-living and particle-associated bacterial communities and their spatial variation in Kongsfjorden, Arctic. Jonural of Basic Microbiology 10: 827-838.

Rupesh Kumar Sinha, Kottekkattu Padinchati Krishnan, Savita Kerkar, Divya David Thresyamma (2017). Influence of glacial melt and Atlantic water on bacterioplankton community of Kongsfjorden, an Arctic fjord. Ecological Indicators 82: 143–151.

Archana Singh, Kottekattu P. Krishnan, Dharmar Prabaharan, Rupesh K. Sinha (2017). Lipid membrane modulation and pigmentation: A cryoprotection mechanism in Arctic pigmented bacteria. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 57: 770-780.

Anand Jain and Kottekkatu Padinchati Krishnan (2017). A Glimpse of the diversity of complex polysaccharide degrading culturable bacteria from Kongsfjorden, Arctic Ocean  Annals of Microbiology Volume 67, Issue 2, pp 203–214

Rupesh Kumar Sinha, K. P. Krishnan, Savita Kerkar, T. Divya David (2017). Spatio-Temporal Monitoring and Ecological Significance of Retrievable Pelagic Heterotrophic Bacteria in Kongsfjorden, an Arctic Fjord Indian Journal of Microbiology, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 116–120

Rupesh Kumar Sinha, Kottekkatu Padinchati Krishnan, Ammanamveetil Abdulla Mohamed Hatha, Mujeeb Rahiman,Divya David Thresyamma,Savita Kerkar, (2017). Diversity of retrievable heterotrophic bacteria in Kongsfjorden, an Arctic fjord. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology,  Volume 48, Issue 1, January–March 2017, Pages 51–61

M Dhaneesha, C Benjamin Naman, KP Krishnan, Rupesh Kumar Sinha, P Jayesh, Valsamma Joseph, IS Bright Singh, William H Gerwick, and TP Sajeevan, (2017). Streptomyces artemisiae MCCB 248 isolated from Arctic fjord sediments has unique PKS and NRPS biosynthetic genes and produces potential new anticancer natural products. 3 Biotech May 7(1): 32.

Purnima Singh, Neelam Kapse, Utpal Roy, Shiv Mohan Singh, PK Dhakephalkar (2017). Draft Genome Sequence of Permafrost Bacterium Nesterenkonia sp. Strain PF2B19, Revealing a Cold Adaptation Strategy and Diverse Biotechnological Potential. Genome Announc. April 5: 15 e00133-17.

Akhilandeswarre Dharmaprakash, Dinesh Reghunathan, Krishnakutty C. Sivakumar, Manoj Prasannakumar, Sabu Thomas (2016). Insights into the Genome Sequences of an N-Acyl Homoserine Lactone Molecule Producing Two Pseudomonas spp. Isolated from the Arctic. Genome Announc. 2016  4: 4 e00767-16.

Mahesh Mohan, Chandini PK, KP Krishnan, Gopikrishana VG , Sajinkumar KS, Kannan VM (2017). Mercury Fractionation in the Sediments of Kongsfjorden, an Arctic Fjord, Svalbard. International Journal of Marine Science 7:26.

Shiv Mohan Singh, Avinash Kumar, Parmanand Sharma, Ravindra Uttam Mulik, Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, Rasik Ravindra (2017). Elemental variations in glacier cryoconites of Indian Himalaya and Spitsbergen, Arctic. Geoscience Frontiers.


Divya David and Kottekkatu Padinchati Krishnan (2016). Recent variability in the Atlantic water intrusion and water masses in Kongsfjorden, an Arctic fjord. Polar Science (

Aneesa P Alikkunju  et al 2016. Screening and Characterization of Cold-Active β-Galactosidase Producing Psychrotrophic Enterobacter ludwigii from the Sediments of Arctic Fjord. Appl Biochem Biotechnol (In press, DOI 10.1007/s12010=016-2111-y)

Mukunda M. Gogoi and S. Suresh Babu 2016. Aerosol optical properties over the Svalbard region of Arctic: ground-based measurements and satellite remote sensing. Proc. SPIE 9876, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VI, 98761C (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.222408

Ashokan et al 2016. Ice berg cracking events as identified from underwater ambient noise measurements in the shallow waters of Ny-Alesund, Arctic. Polar Science (2016) (In press) doi:10.1016/j.polar.2016.04.001

Bhasker et al 2016. Variation of phytoplankton assemblages of Kongsfjorden in early autumn 2012: a microscopic and pigment ratio-based assessment. Environ Monit Assess (2016) 188:224.

Dhali et al 2016. Isolation, characterization and study of amylase activity of microorganisms from arctic soil sample” was published in Accounts of Biotechnology Research 3(1): 5-15. 


Hatha et al 2015. Relatively high antibiotic resistance among heterotrophic bacteria from arctic fjord sediments than water – Evidence towards better selection pressure in the fjord sediments. Polar Science (2015) 9: 382-388.

Neethu et al 2015. Utilization of agro-industrial wastes for the production of lipase from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated from Arctic and optimization of physical parameters. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 4(4):703-709.

Shiv M. Singh, Masaharu Tsuji, Puja Gawas-Sakhalker, Maarten J. J. E. Loonen, Tamotsu Hoshino, 2015. Bird feather fungi from Svalbard Arctic. Polar Biology pp 1-10

Purnima Singh, Shiv Mohan Singh, Utpal Roy, 2015. Taxonomic characterization and the bio-potential of bacteria isolated from glacier ice cores in the High Arctic. Journal of Basic Microbiology (DOI: 10.1002/jobm.201500298)

Wilson Peter Abraham and Sabu Thomas, 2015. Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas psychrophila MTCC 12324, Isolated from the Arctic at 79°N. Genome Announc. 3 no. 3 e00578-15.

A.A. Mohamed Hatha , C.S. Neethu, S.M. Nikhil, K.M. Mujeeb Rahiman,  K.P. Krishnan,  A.V. Saramma, 2015. Relatively high antibiotic resistance among heterotrophic bacteria from arctic fjord sediments than water – Evidence towards better selection pressure in the fjord sediments. Polar Science 2015 (In press, doi:10.1016/j.polar.2015.10.002)

C.S. Neethu, K.M. Mujeeb Rahiman, Emilda Rosmine, A.V. Saramma, A.A. Mohamed Hatha, (2015). Utilization of agro-industrial wastes for the production of lipase from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated from Arctic and optimization of physical parameters. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. (In Press, doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2015.09.002).

Purnima Singh, Neelam Kapse, Preeti Arora, Shiv Mohan Singh, Prashant K. Dhakephalkar, 2015. Draft genome of Cryobacterium sp. MLB-32, an obligate psychrophile from glacier cryoconite holes of high Arctic. Marine Genomics 21 ( 2015) 25–26

C.S. Neethu, K.M. Mujeeb Rahiman, A.V. Saramma, A.A. Mohamed Hatha, (2015). Heavy-metal resistance in Gram-negative bacteria isolated from Kongsfjord, Arctic. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2015, 61(6): 429-435

Raju MP, Safai PD, Sonbawne SM, Naidu CV, 2015. Black carbon radiative forcing over the Indian Arctic station, Himadri during the Arctic Summer of 2012. Atmospheric Research 157 (2015) 29 – 36



Ray D, Mohandass SN, Roy P, 2014. Molecular phylogeny of arctic microbes using metagenomic approach.  Advances in Microbiology 4(16): 1278-1284.


Krishnan KP, Sinha R, Rajan S. 2014. Pelagic nitrification and denitrification rates in an Arctic fjord during early spring. Ann Microbiol 64: 365-376.


MChattopadhyay A, Dey A, Roy P. 2014. Cold Active Extracellular Hydrolytic Enzyme Producing Culturable Heterotrophic Bacteria from NY-ÅLESUND, Arctic. Int J Adv Biotechnol Res 5: 271-278.


Deshpande C, Kamra A. 2014. Physical properties of the arctic summer aerosol particles in relation to sources at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. J Earth Syst Sci  123: 201-212.


Dey A, Chattopadhyay A. 2014. An Approach to the Identification and Characterisation of a Psychrotrophic Lipase Producing Pseudomonas sp ADT3 from Arctic Region. Adv Biosci Biotechnol  5: 322-332.


Prasad S, Manasa P, Buddhi S. 2014. Diversity and bioprospective potential (cold-active enzymes) of cultivable marine bacteria from the subarctic glacial fjord, Kongsfjorden. Curr Microbiol  68: 233-241.


Rahul P, Sonbawne S, Devara P. 2014. Unusual high values of aerosol optical depth evidenced in the Arctic during summer 2011. Atmos Environ 94: 606-615.


Singh P, Singh SM, Dhakephalkar P. 2014. Diversity, cold active enzymes and adaptation strategies of bacteria inhabiting glacier cryoconite holes of High Arctic. Extremophiles 18: 229-242.


Singh P, Singh SM, Tsuji M, Prasad G, Hoshino T. 2014. Rhodotorula svalbardensis sp. nov., a novel yeast species isolated from cryoconite holes of Ny-Ålesund, Arctic. Cryobiology  68: 122-128.



Begum Z, Srinivas T. 2013. Winogradskyella psychrotolerans sp. nov., a marine bacterium of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from Arctic sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63: 1646-1652.


Chattopadhyay A, Singh P, Dey A. 2013. Study of a psychrotolerant amylolytic Paenibacillus sp. isolated from Arctic region. J Microbiol Biotechnol Res 3: 24-31.


Gwal AK, Bhawre P, Mansoori AA, Khan PA 2013. Study of GPS derived Total Electron Content and Scintillation Index variations over Indian Arctic and Antarctic stations. J Sci Res 5: 255-264.


Hatha A, Divya P. 2013. Migratory bird, Branta leucopis (Barnacle goose), a potential carrier of diverse Escherichia coli serotypes into pristine Arctic environment. Curr Sci 104: 1078-1080.


Hatha A, Rahiman M. 2013. Characterisation and bioprospecting of cold adapted yeast from water samples of Kongsfjord, Norwegian Arctic. Indian J Geo-marine Sci  42: 458-465.


Prasad S, Manasa B. 2013. Arcticibacter svalbardensis gen. nov., sp. nov., of the family Sphingobacteriaceae in the phylum Bacteroidetes, isolated from Arctic soil. int Syst Evol Microbiol  63: 1627-1632


Prasad S, Pratibha M, Manasa P. 2013. Diversity of Chemotactic Heterotrophic Bacteria Associated with Arctic Cyanobacteria. Curr Microbiol 66: 64-71.


Shivaji S, Ara S, Prasad S. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Arcticibacter svalbardensis strain MN12-7T, a member of the family Sphingobacteriaceae isolated from an Arctic soil sample. Genome 1: 3108.


Singh P, Tsuji M, Singh SM, Roy U, Hoshino T. 2013. Taxonomic characterization, adaptation strategies and biotechnological potential of cryophilic yeasts from ice cores of Midre Lovénbreen glacier, Svalbard, Arctic. Cryobiology 66: 167-175.


Singh S, Gawas-Sakhalkar P, Naik S. 2013. Elemental composition and bacterial incidence in firn-cores at Midre Lovénbreen glacier, Svalbard. Polar Rec (Gr Brit):1–10.


Singh S, Ravindra R. 2013. Impact of Climate Change on Lichen and Moss Communities in Ny-Ålesund, Arctic: Some Preliminary Observations. Earth System Processes and Disaster Management Society of Earth Scientists Series 2013, pp 93-100.


Singh S, Sharma J. 2013. Atmospheric deposition studies of heavy metals in Arctic by comparative analysis of lichens and cryoconite. Environ Monit Assess 185: 1367-1376.


Singh S, Yadav L, Singh P. 2013. Arthrinium rasikravindrii sp. nov. from Svalbard, Norway. Mycotaxon  122: 449-460.


Srinivas T, Prasad S. 2013. Lacinutrix himadriensis sp. nov., a psychrophilic bacterium isolated from a marine sediment, and emended description of the genus Lacinutrix. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63: 729-734. 


Sudha A, Augustine N, Thomas S. 2013. Emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria in the Arctic, 79oN. J Cell Life Sci 1:1–5.



Augustine N, Wilson P, Kerkar S, Thomas S. 2012. Arctic actinomycetes as potential inhibitors of Vibrio cholerae biofilm. Curr Microbiol 64: 338-42.


Choidash B, Begum Z, Shivaji S. 2012. Bacterial Diversity of Ny-Ålesund, Arctic Archipelago Svalbard. Mong J Biol Sci 10: 1-2.


Gawas-Sakhalkar P, Singh S. 2012. High-temperature optima phosphatases from the cold-tolerant Arctic fungus Penicillium citrinum. Polar Res  31: 1-6.


Kumar A, Singh L. 2012. Is Isostatic Rebound in Slow Spreading Gakkel Ridge of Arctic Region Due to the Climate Change? A Case Study. Int J Geosci 03: 339-348.


Singh P, Singh A, D’Souza L. 2012. Chemical constituents and antioxidant activity of the Arctic mushroom Lycoperdon molle Pers. Polar Res 31:17329.


Singh P, Singh S, D’Souza L, Wahidullah S. 2012. Phytochemical profiles and antioxidant potential of four Arctic vascular plants from Svalbard. Polar Biol 35:1825–1836.


Singh S, Sharma J. 2012. Chemical and bacteriological analysis of soil from the Middle and Late Weichselian from Western Spitsbergen, Arctic. Quat Int  271:98–105.


Singh S, Singh S, Yadav L, Singh P, Ravindra R. 2012. Filamentous soil fungi from Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen, and screening for extracellular enzymes. Arctic  65: 45-55.


Srinivas T, Reddy P. 2012. Oceanisphaera arctica sp. nov., isolated from Arctic marine sediment, and emended description of the genus Oceanisphaera. int Syst Evol Microbiol 62:1926–1931.


Shetye S, Mohan R, Kumar SS, Sudhakar M, Sahinagazi. 2012. Zirconium on Benthic Foraminiferal Tests in the Arctic: A Plausible Shield towards Ocean Acidification. Scientificreports 1: 462. 


Satheesan K 2012. Tracer-tracer relation in the Arctic stratosphere using fuzzy logic. Tellus 64.


Gawas-Sakhalkar P, Singh S. 2011. Fungal community associated with Arctic moss, Tetraplodon mimoides and its rhizosphere: bioprospecting for production of industrially useful enzymes. Curr Sci  100: 1701-1705.


Gwal AK, Jain A. 2011. GPS scintillation studies in the arctic region during the first winter-phase 2008 Indian Arctic Expedition. Polar Sci  4: 574-587.


Singh SMS, Singh P, Ravindra R. 2011. Screening of antioxidant potential of Arctic lichens. Polar Biol  34: 1775-1782.


Singh P, Singh SM. 2011. Characterization of yeast and filamentous fungi isolated from cryoconite holes of Svalbard, Arctic. Polar Biol 35: 575-583.


Singh D Sen, Ravindra R, Singha D. 2011. Control of glacial and fluvial environments in the Ny-Alesund region, Arctic. Mausam 62:641–646.

Shekh RM, Singh P, Singh SM, Roy U. 2011. Antifungal activity of Arctic and Antarctic bacterial isolates. Polar Biol. 34: 139-143.


Prasad S, Manasa P. 2011. Antagonistic interaction networks among bacteria from a cold soil environment. FEMS Microbiol  78: 376-385.


Ravindra R, Mohan R. 2011. Three Decades of Polar Science in India. J Geol Soc India  78: 5-6.


Singh SM, Yadav LS, Singh SK, Singh P, Singh PN, Ravindra R. 2011. Phosphate solubilizing ability of two Arctic Aspergillus niger strains. Polar Res  30: 1-7.


Singh V, Farooqui A, Mehrotra N. 2011. Late pleistocene and early holocene climate of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard (Norway): A study based on biological proxies. J Geol Soc India  78: 109-116.



Pathan AAK, Bhadra B, Begum Z, Shivaji S. 2010. Diversity of yeasts from puddles in the vicinity of midre lovénbreen glacier, arctic and bioprospecting for enzymes and fatty acids. Curr Microbiol  60: 307-14


Yadav S, Bhawre P, Das RM, Dabas RS, Saini S, Gwal AK. 2010. Investigation of TEC and scintillation variations over the polar region of both the hemisphere using GPS measurements. The International Beacon Satellite Symposium BSS2010. P. Doherty, M. Hern´andez-Pajares, J.M. Juan, J. Sanz and A. Aragon-Angel (Eds). Campus Nord UPC, Barcelona, 2010



Kar R, Ranhotra PS, Mehrotra NC. 2009. Initiatives of Birbal Sahni Institute of palaeoboatany in India’s Arctic endeavor (2009-2010). Climatic changes during the quarternary: Special reference to Polar regions and Southern Ocean


Shekh R, Upadhyay K, Singh SM, Roy U.  2009. Inhibition of Candida albicans and Two Selected Gram-Negative Pathogens by Polar Enterococcus faecalis and Carnobacterium sp. Res J Microbiol 4: 138-142.


Vardhan Reddy PV, Shiva Nageswara Rao SS, Pratibha MS, Sailaja B, Kavya B, Manorama RR, Singh SM, Radha Srinivas TN, Shivaji S. 2009. Bacterial diversity and bioprospecting for cold-active enzymes from culturable bacteria associated with sediment from a melt water stream of Midtre Lovenbreen glacier, an Arctic glacier. Res Microbiol 160:538–46.



Nayak S. 2008. Polar research in India. Indian J Mar Sci 37: 352-357.