Sharma Rahul


Publications List of Dr Rahul Sharma


Peer reviewed Journals

1.      Sharma R and Singh SK (2013) A new species of Gymnoascus with verruculose ascospores. IMA Fungus 4(2):177-186. (International Mycological Association)

2.      Sharma R, Gräser Y. and Singh S.K. (2013) Auxarthronopsis, a new genus of Onygenales isolated from the vicinity of Bandhavgarh National Park, India. IMA Fungus 4(1): 89-102. (International Mycological Association)

3.      Rajeshkumar KC and Sharma R. (2013) Tamhinispora a new genus belongs to family Tubeufiaceae from the Western Ghats, India based on morphology and phylogenetic analysis. Mycosphere 4(2): 165-174. (Mushroom Research Foundation, Thialand)

4.      Singh S.M., Yadav L.S. Singh P.N., Hepat R, Sharma R. and Singh S.K. (2012) Arthrinium rasikravindrii, a new species from Svalbard, Norway. Mycotaxon 122: 449-460. (International journal for Taxonomy and Nomenclature, Ithaca, USA)

5.      Sharma R. (2012) Urgent need for authentic (derived from type or typified material) ITS sequence database from all fungi. Current Science 103 (11): 1270-1272. (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore)

6.      Senthilarasu G., Sharma R. and Singh S.K. (2012) A new species of Volvariella from India. Mycotaxon 119:467-476. (International journal for Taxonomy and Nomenclature, Ithaca, USA)

7.      Singh S. K, Yadav L.S., Singh P.N, Sharma R. and Mukherjee G (2012) Additions to Gliocephalotrichum species (anamorphic Hypocreales) from fruit litter of medicinal plant Terminalia chebula in the Western Ghats, India. Mycoscience 53(5):391-395. (Mycological Society of Japan, Elsevier)

8.      Rajeshkumar K.C., Sharma R. Hepat R., Swami S.V., Singh P.N. and Singh S.K. (2011)Morphology and phylogeny of Pseudocercospora kamalii sp. nov., a foliar pathogen on Terminalia from India. Mycotaxon 117:227-237. (International journal for Taxonomy and Nomenclature, Ithaca, USA)

9.      Singh S.K., Yadav, LS, Singh PN, Sharma, R and Rajesh Kumar, K.C. (2010) A new record of Gliocephalotrichum (Hypocreales) from India. Mycotaxon 114: 163-169. (International journal for Taxonomy and Nomenclature, Ithaca, USA)

10.  Sharma, R., W. Presber, R.C. Rajak and Y. Graeser (2008) Molecular detection of Microsporum persicolor in soil suggesting widespread dispersal in Central India. Medical Mycology 46:67-73. (International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, The Netherlands)


11.  Sharma, R., de Hoog, S., Presber, W. and Y. Graeser (2007) A virulent genotype of Microsporum canis is responsible for majority of human infections. Journal of Medical Microbiology 56: 1377-1385. (Society for General Microbiology, UK)


12.  Sharma, R., R.C. Rajak and A.K. Pandey (2006) Keratinophilic ascomycetes of Central India. Mycopathological Research 44(1) 27-38. (Indian Mycological Society, Calcutta)


13.  Sharma, R., A.K. Pandey, R.C. Rajak and Y. Graeser (2006) Internal Transcribed spacer (ITS) of rDNA reveals synonymy of Microsporum appendiculatum and M. gypseum. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal for General and Molecular Microbiology. 89 (1) 197-202. (Springer, The Netherlands)


14.  Upadhyay, M., R. Sharma, A.K. Pandey and R.C. Rajak (2005) An improved zymographic method for detection of amylolytic enzymes of fungi on polyacrylamide gels. Mycologist 19(4) 1-3. (British Mycological Society, Cambridge University Press, UK)


15.  Sharma, R., R. C. Rajak and A. K. Pandey (2004) Heterocephalum aurantiacum: isolation and distribution in Indian soils. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 34(1) 69-72. (Indian Society for Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur)


16.  Sharma, R. and R.C. Rajak (2003) Keratinophilic fungi: Nature’s minute keratin cycling machines! Their isolation, identification and ecological role. Resonance September, 28-40. (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore)


17.  Sharma, R. (2002) The timing factor! Current Science 83 (6): 675. (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore)


18.  Sharma, R., R. C. Rajak and A. K. Pandey (2002) Teaching techniques for mycology 18: A micro-dilution drop-trail method for isolating Onygenalean ascomycetes from hair-baits. Mycologist 16(4) 153-157. (British Mycological Society, Cambridge University Press, UK)


Book Chapter

19.  Sharma R. and Y. Gräser (2011) Chapter 39: Microsporum In: Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens, ed. Dongyou Liu, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, pp 279-292.


Abstract published and papers presented in conferences

1.      Sharma R. and Singh S.K. (2011) Morphological and molecular studies reveal a new species of Gymnoascus (Gymnoascaceae, Onygenales) from Indian soil. In: 18th Congress of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology held at Internal Convention centre Berlin, Germany 11th -15th June 2012. (POSTER PRESENTATION).

2.      Sharma R. and Singh S.K. (2011) Molecular identification of fungi with reference to Auxarthronopsis bandhavgarhensis. In: National conference on Fungal Biology & Applications held at Panjabi University, Patiala 21st -22nd March 2011. (ORAL PRESENTATION)

3.      Singh S.K., L.S. Yadav, P.N. Singh, G. Senthilarasu, R. Sharma and K.C. Rajeshkumar, (2010) Exploration, Biosystematics and Ex-situ Conservation of Indigenous Fungi in NFCCI (WDCM-932) with special reference to Gliocephalotrichum (Hypocreales). In: International Conference on Culture Collection (ICCC 12), Florianopolis, Brazil, 26th September- 1st October, 2010. (POSTER PRESENTATION)

4.      Singh S.K. and R. Sharma (2009) Pheno-Geno Approach to Plant Disease Diagnostics. In: 5th International Conference on Plant Pathology in Globalized Era. Indian Phytopathological Society, IARI, New Delhi, 12th November 2009. (ORAL PRESENTATION)

5.      Sharma, R and Singh S.K. (2009) Mycoparasitic Penicillium on Aspergillus niger during pomegranate fruit rot! In: National Seminar on Fungal Biodiversity & Bio-prospecting in the Age of Global Warming and 36th Annual meeting of Mycological Society of India, Goa University, Panaji, Goa, 28-29th Oct. 2009. (ORAL PRESENTATION)

6.      Sharma, R (2008) Keratinophilic fungal diversity of National Parks of Central India, In: Indian Science Congress, Plant Science Section, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, 17-18th October 2008. (ORAL PRESENTATION)

7.      Sharma, R and Y. Graeser (2005) Genetische Variabilitaet bei von Menschen und Tieren isolierten Staemmen von Microsporum canis. In: 39. Wissenschaftliche Tagung der Deutschsprachigen Mykologischen Gesellschafte.V.. Leipzig, Germany [September 8-10th 2005] Mycoses 48:288. (ORAL PRESENTATION)


8.      Sharma, R., R. C. Rajak and A. K. Pandey. Proteolytic enzymes of a carpet beetle and dermatophyte in the degradation of peacock feathers. In: National Symposium on “Research Trends in Thrust Areas of Biological Sciences”, Dept. of Zoology and Biotechnology, Govt. Model Science College, Jabalpur, MP India, 29thApril, 2003, p16-17. (ORAL PRESENTATION)


9.      Sharma, R., R. C. Rajak and A. K. Pandey. Intraspecific variation in geophilic strains of Microsporum gypseum. In: National Seminar on “Perspectives of Microbial Diversity in Present Scenario” Department of Botany and Microbiology, Govt. Auto. M.H. College of Home Science & Science for Women, Jabalpur, MP India. 12 March, 2003. (ORAL PRESENTATION)


10.  Sharma, R., R. C. Rajak and A. K. Pandey. Partial degradation of Lion tail hair by the geophilic dermatophyte Microsporum gypseum. In: National Seminar on “Prospecting of Fungal Diversity and Emerging Technologies and 29th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India, Agarkar Research Institute, Pune, India.  6-7 February, 2003. p44. (ORAL PRESENTATION)


11.  Sharma, R., A. K. Pandey, R.C. Rajak and Ch. Mohan Rao. Study of extracellular gelatinases produced by Microsporum gypseum during in vitro hair degradation using gelatin zymography In: National seminar on “Present Status of Microbiology and Challenges for Sustainable Development, H.S. Gaur University, Sagar, MP, India. 5-7 March 2001.  PS-91. (POSTER PRESENTATION)


12.  Sharma, R., A. K. Pandey and R.C. Rajak. Snakes skin: an excellent bait for isolation of Scytalidium from soil In: Frontiers of Fungal Diversity and Diseases in South East Asia, 27th Annual meeting of Mycological Society and International Symposium, DDU University, Gorakhpur, UP, India 9-11 Feb. 2001. (POSTER PRESENTATION)


13.  Sharma, R. Plants are an integral part of our wildlife and needs conservation In: International Symposium on Tropical Forestry Research: Challenges in the new millennium: Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India 2-4 August 2000. p11. (POSTER PRESENTATION)


14.  Rajak, R.C., A.K. Pandey and R. Sharma. Mapping biological diversity of keratinophilic fungi in Central India: Present status and future prospects. In: Mycology at 2000 and Beyond, 26th Annual meeting of Mycological Society of India” and National Symposia, Sardar Patel University, Anand, Gujrat, India. Dec. 21-23 1999. p21-22. (ORAL PRESENTATION)


Invited Talks delivered 


1.      Sharma, R and Singh SK (2013) Molecular identification of fungi. In: National Seminar on Fungi and Human Welfare held at Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts & Science, Mumbai. 8th February, 2013.

2.      Sharma, R (2012) Molecular identification of fungi. In: National Workshop on Taxonomy, in-situ conservation and Bioporspecting of fungi held at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, 26th May 2012.

3.      Sharma, R (2009) FUNGI: Most versatile life forms on this planet – Their diversity and number! In: National Science Week program with theme- Enhancing Horizon of Science, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, 26th February, 2009.

4.      Sharma, R and Y. Graeser (2005) Genetic variability among animal and human strains of Microsporum canis. In: Workshop on Animal Pathogens during 2nd Trends in Medical Mycology. Berlin, Germany, October 23rd, 2005.



Rahul Sharma, PhD
Center for Biodiversity Exploration and Conservation (cbec)
15, Kundan Residency
4th Mile Mandla Road
Tilhari, Jabalpur 482021