About the Author
Dr. Krishna Kumar Choudhary is Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India. After completing his Ph.D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, Dr. Choudhary has worked as Visiting Scientist, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organisation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel. Potential of his research is evidenced by the high quality publications in some of the best journals of Botany, Environmental and Agricultural sciences such as Environmental and Experimental Botany, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Sciences, Photochemistry and Photobiology etc. along with book chapters. He has received awards for best presentation at both national and international conferences. He is also Review Editor (Environmental Toxicology) of Frontiers in Environmental Science. Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as Research Associate in Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. In his eight years of research, he published more than thirty five research articles and book chapters in the international and national journals of repute. He has research specialization is primarily in plant-microbe interactions, endophytes related with the medicinal plants, microbial inoculants, and cyanobacteria-pesticide interaction. In addition, he is a member of the advisory committee of International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences and Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. Dr. Amit Kishore Singh is an Assistant Professor (permanent position) in Post-graduate College, Reabareli, India. After completing the doctoral thesis he gained 1.5 years post-doc experience from Agricultural Research Organization, Israel. He has more than eight years of research experience and published research articles in reputed journals like BMC Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 3 Biotech and many more in pipeline. In addition, he has contributed chapters in publications from various publishers.