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Staff Id : 02556
Designation : PROFESSOR
Qualification : M.Sc.(Ag.),Ph.D.,
Specialization : Soil Microbiology and Bioinoculants
Date of Birth : 01-06-1960
Date of Joining : 24-02-1993
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 3131
Ph.D. 1010

Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 1561057
Conducted 1----

Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed -713,00,250.00
Ongoing -12,79,500.00
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
25 Years -
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
14 6 - 6 1 -

List of Publications - National
Manivannan . M and P. Tholkappian, "Co-Inoculation of AM fungi with Azospirillum on the growth and yield of Tomato.", Golden Research Thoughts, Volume 2, Number 11, 2013, pp. 1-6. 2013.
Sivakumar, K and P.Tholkappian , "Consequence of AM Fungi on different levels of phosphatic fertilizer and the growth and yield of Bhendi ( Abelmoschus esculentus L.).", Indian Streams Research Journal, Volume 3, Number 7, 2013, pp. 1-4. 2013.
Nandini,R.T.S and P.Tholkappian , "The effect of AM Fungi and phosphobacteria inoculation on the growth and chlorophyll content of medicinal plant Clitoria ternatea (L).", Research Journal of Biological Science, Volume 4, Number 3, 2012, pp. 36-40. 2012.
Nandini,R.T.S and P.Tholkappian , "The effect of AM fungi and Phosphobacyeria Inoculation on the Growth and Chlorophyll content of Medicinal Plant Clitoria ternatea(L).", Research Journal of Biological Sciences, Volume 4, Number 2, Sep 2012, pp. 36-40. 2012.
Bharathiraja, S., J. Jayachitra and P.Tholkappian, "Effect of Glomus fasciculatum inoculation at different levels of phosphatic fertilizer on the growth and yield of rice ADT -– 36.", Journal of Microbial World, Volume 8, Number 2, 2006, pp. 230-233. 2006.
Elango, R., P. Tholkappian and M.D. Sundaram, "Mycorrhizal status of cardamom (Elateria cardomum L.) in Shervaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu.", Journal of the Annamalai University , Volume 1, Number 2, 2004, pp. 72-74. 2004.
Sundarapandian, S, M.D. Sundaram, P. Tholkappian, V. Balasubramanian, "Mosquitocidal properties of indigenous fungi and actinomycetes against Culex quinquefasciatus.", Journal of Biological Control, Volume 16, Number 1, 2002, pp. 89-91. 2002.
Tholkappian, P., M. Prakash and M.D. Sundaram, "Effect of AM-fungi on proline, nitrogen and pod number of soybean under moisture stress.", Indian Journal of Plant Physiology, Volume 6, Number 1, 2001, pp. 98-99. 2001.
Tholkappian, P., A. Sivasaravanan and M.D. Sundaram, "Effect of phosphorus levels on the mycorrhizal colonization, growth, yield and nutrient uptake of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) in alluvial soils of coastal Tamil Nadu.", Mycorrhiza News, Volume 11, Number 4, 2000, pp. 15-17. 2000.
Tholkappian, P., R.J. Sathiyavathy and M.D. Sundaram, "Mycotrophy of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas) in coastal soils of Tamil Nadu.", Mycorrhiza News, Volume 12, Number 2, 2000, pp. 13-14. 2000.
Lingan, V.K, P. Tholkappian and M.D. Sundaram, "VA-mycorrhizal fungi occurring in the mangrove vegetation of Pichavaram forest.", Mycorrhiza News, Volume 11, Number 2, 1999, pp. 6-7. 1999.
Tholkappian, P. and M.D. Sundaram, "Studies on the pre-treatment of certain feed stocks with cellulolytic fungi as a source for biogas.", Annamalai University Agricultural Research Annual, Volume 19, Number 1, 1998, pp. 55-60. 1998.
Tholkappian, P., M.D. Sundaram and N.N. Prasad, "Occurrence of cellulolytic fungi in various environment.", Annamalai University Agricultural Research Annual, Volume 17, Number 1, 1996, pp. 89-93. 1996.
Tholkappian, P., N.N. Prasad and M.D. Sundaram, "Occurrence of VA- mycorrhizal fungi in common weeds of groundnut field.", Annamalai University Agricultural Research Annual, Volume 15, Number 1, 1993, pp. 89-94. 1993.
List of Publications - International
Christinal, V and P. Tholkappian, "Interaction effects of AM fungi with Rhizobacteria and Phosphate solubilizing bacteria on the growth and nutrient uptake of Chilli.", Journal of Applicable Chemistry, Volume 2, Number 1, Jan 2013, pp. 33-41. 2013.
Christinal, V and P. Tholkappian, "Seed quality in Chilli influenced by the different types of drying methods..", International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Volume 3, Number 1, 2012, pp. 766-770. 2012.
Bharathiraja, S and P.Tholkappian , "Growth enhancing association of AM- fungi on Marigold.", International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Volume 2, Number 5, 2011, pp. 223-225. 2011.
Bharathiraja, S and P.Tholkappian , "AM-fungal interaction and its beneficial efforts on Crossandra.", International Journal of Current Science, Volume 3, Number 6, 2011, pp. 100-102. 2011.
Tholkappian, P., S. Suganthy, T. Nalini and M.D. Sundaram, "Studies on the effect of homobrasinoinolides and Azospirillum brasilense in Sesame.", Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 1, 2000, pp. 65-67. 2000.
Prakash, M., P. Tholkappian, M.D. Sundaram and J.Ganesan, "Effect of plant growth regulators and Azospirillum brasilense on growth and yield of sesame.", Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 1, 1999, pp. 43-45. 1999.
List of Conferences - International
S.Bharathiraja and Tholkappian.P, Contribution of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Phosphate solubilizer on the Growth of Marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) as Influenced by Insecticide and Biopesticide, MANILA 6th International Conference on Chemical, Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Sciences (CAFES-17), Sep 18-19, 2017, Manila, Phillipines, pp. 24-28. Manila, Phillipines , Dignified Researchers Publication.
S.Bharathiraja and P. Tholkappian. , Synergistic effect between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phoshobacteria on the growth and yield of crossandra. , International Conference Genetics, Agriculture and Molecular Biology (GAMB-2016). , Oct 5-6, 2016, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 61-63. Bali, Indonesia, GAMB.
4. P. Tholkappian, R.Parthasarathi R.Elango and R.T.S. Nandini, AM fungi and Phosphobacteria inoculation on the Growth and Phyto chemical studies of Medicinal plant Datura metal (L.), Ist International Conference on Applied Microbiology entitled Biotechnology and its Applications in the field of Sustainable Agriculture, Mar 1-3, 2016, Giza, Egypt , pp. 114-119. Giza, Egypt , SWERI,ARC, Giza, Egypt .
3. P.Tholkappian, R.Parthasarathi and Nalini.S , Characterization and optimization of biosurfactant produced by Bacillus cereus SNAU01 and theirapplication in hydrocarbon contaminants removal from soil , International Conference on Biological and Environmental Science (BIOES 2015), , Oct 1-3, 2015, Phuket, Thailand, , pp. 52-58. Phuket, Thailand,, Universal Researchers.
2. P. Tholkappian, R. Parthasarathi, P. Anna Joice and R.Elango. , Biosurfactant process synthesis and stabilization of silver nanoparticles for modified preservation methods on common fermented foods, 2nd Annual International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry 2015, Jun 10-12, 2015, Sri Lanka, pp. 20-21. Sri Lanka, TIIKM.
Tholkappian, P. and M.Deiveekasundaram.P , P utilization efficiency of mycorrhizal (Glomus fasciculatum) peanut in the coastal soils of South India., 18th World Congress of Soil Science, Jul 9-15, 2006, Philadelphia, USA., pp. 950-956. Philadelphia, USA., 18th World Congress of Soil Science,.
List of Book Published
Tholkappian, P, Management of AM-Fungi in Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., S-25, Green park Extension, Uphaar Cinema Market, New Delhi- 110016: International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.,, 81-882-37-63-9, pp. 77-94. Jul 2007, http://www.abebooks.co.uk/Organic-Farming-Mycorrhizae-Agriculture-Hardback-International/11212669085.