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Dr. Sumit Singh Dagar

Scientist C
Bioenergy Group
Agharkar Research Institute


His Education & Scientific Career:Visiting Academic Researcher (2012) at IBERS, Aberystwyth University, Wales (UK), Research Associate (2011-2012) at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (India), PhD in Dairy Microbiology (2011) from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (India), MSc in Microbiology (2007) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (India) and BSc in Life Science (2005) from Hindu College, Sonepat (India).

Research Interest

Culture and Preservation of Anaerobic Microbes, Biological pre-treatment of lignocellulosic biomass and Interactions between microbial communities involved in anaerobic digestion.


  • Kumar S, Choudhury PK, Carro MD, Griffith GW, Dagar SS, et al. (2014) New aspects and strategies for methane mitigation from ruminants. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 98: 31-44.

  • Gruninger RJ, Puniya AK, Callaghan TM, Edwards JE, Youssef N, Dagar SS et al. (2014) Anaerobic fungi (phylum Neocallimastigomycota): advances in understanding their taxonomy, life cycle, ecology, role and biotechnological potential. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 90: 1–17. DOI:10.1111/1574-6941.12383.

  • Dagar SS, Singh N, Goel N, Kumar S and Puniya AK (2014) Role of anaerobic fungi in wheat straw degradation and effects of plant feed additives on rumen fermentation parameters in vitro. Beneficial Microbes. 12: 1-8

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