Devendra Jain

Devendra Jain
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology | MPUAT · Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Ph.D
Working in the areas of Nano-Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology etc.

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Increasing UV radiation in the atmosphere due to the depletion of ozone layer is emerging abiotic stress for agriculture. Although plants have evolved to adapt to UV radiation through different mechanisms, but the role of phyllosphere microorganisms in counteracting UV radiation is not well studied. The current experiment was undertaken to evaluate...
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Maize is one of the very important cereals which contains major nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and various other constituents like β-glucan, oligosaccharides, and resistant starch. Maize contains various bioactive components like phenolic acids, flavonoids, carotenoids, and phytosterols. These effectively prevent and cure d...
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The adverse health effects of dairy-based products like lactose intolerance, cholesterol content, cow milk allergy, and religious sentiment are a few concerns that lead to an interest in non-dairy fermented foods and beverages prepared using cereal, legumes, and millet. Cereal fermentation by Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) is an ancient health-promotin...
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Inoculation of important microbial strains in a modern intensive crop production is a critical step for the improvement of hybrid crop production. This study evaluated the impact of NPK consortia biofertilizer (NPK CB) and mineral fertilizer on growth and yield of two maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids at Mewar University research farm, India. The researc...
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Global agriculture is frequently subjected to stresses from increased salt content, drought, heavy metals, and other factors, which limit plant growth and production, deteriorate soil health, and constitute a severe danger to global food security. Development of environmentally acceptable mitigation techniques against stresses and restrictions on t...
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A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2021-22 at Instructional Farm (Agronomy), Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur (Rajasthan) to examine the effect of rock phosphate, poultry manure and phosphate solubilizing bacteria on yield of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design wi...
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A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2021-22 at Instructional Farm (Agronomy), Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur (Rajasthan) to examine the effect of rock phosphate, poultry manure and phosphate solubilizing bacteria on yield of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design wi...
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Zinc is a crucial micronutrient required for healthy plant growth, and a substantial amount of applied zinc in the soil has get fixed into insoluble forms. Zinc-solubilizing bacteria (ZSB) have potential alternates for enhancing the bioavailability of zinc in soil. The field experiment was carried out to evaluate the influence of Pantoea agglomeran...
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To overcome the limitations of soil fertility and provide high crop output, soil fertility management, including the sensible use of mixes of organic and inorganic fertilizers, is a realistic approach. The strategy of integrated nutrient usage was used since there was a decrease in soil characteristics and crop productivity as a result of the overu...
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The aim of this present investigation is to study the effect of foliar application of nano N and Zn on yield attributes and yield of mustard (Brassica juncea L.) crop. The field experiment was carried out during October to March 2022 season at Instructional Farm, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur which lies in agro-climatic zone IV-A...
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The present study concerns the isolation and characterization of potential probiotic bacteria isolated from indigenously fermented cereal-based products commonly produced by tribal people of the Aravali hills region of India and the documentation of their unexplored probiotic attributes. The isolated strains were evaluated for probiotic attributes,...
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Neuroinflammation is a condition that contribute significantly to the pathogenesis and progression of several neurodegenerative disorders. Targeting neuroinflammation is a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of these disorders. Dexamethasone is a steroidal based anti-inflammatory drug with the potential to treat neuroinflammation. However,...
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Tooth discoloration and plaque formation are serious issues for dental healthcare professionals across the world. Although traditional hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning methods are efficient, but they can cause enamel demineralization, periodontal irritation, and toxicity. Also, these treatments are time-taking. Here, we present a noninvasive, safe,...
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Nitrogen is a crucial plant nutrient that is essential for plant metabolism. Consuming a lot of chemical fertilizers raises the potential risks for neoplastic disorders such as heavy metals and hazardous components in the crop's edible parts. Therefore, it is vital to use cutting-edge technology to boost yields without using additional chemical fer...
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Purpose Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a set of infectious diseases that primarily affect low-income countries situated near the equator. Effective diagnostic tools hold the key to stemming the spread of these infectious diseases. However, specificity is a major concern associated with current diagnostic protocols. In this regard, electroch...
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Twenty five groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) elite germplasm were evaluated during Kharif-2021 at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The genotypes were planted in a randomized block design with three replications. Observations for fourteen characters viz., days to 50% flowering, duration between flowering to pegging, days to maturity, plant height (cm), number of...
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To study the effect of nitrogen sources and biofertilizers on the nutrient content, uptake and economics of black wheat, a field research experiment in factorial randomized block design was performed at Instructional Farm, Department of Agronomy, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur (Rajasthan). The experiment comprised of five levels of nitro...
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To study the effect of nitrogen sources and biofertilizers on the nutrient content, uptake and economics of black wheat, a field research experiment in factorial randomized block design was performed at Instructional Farm, Department of Agronomy, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur (Rajasthan). The experiment comprised of five levels of nitro...
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To study the effect of nitrogen sources and biofertilizers on the nutrient content, uptake and economics of black wheat, a field research experiment in factorial randomized block design was performed at Instructional Farm, Department of Agronomy, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur (Rajasthan). The experiment comprised of five levels of nitro...
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Plant growth performance under a stressful environment, notably in the agriculture field, is directly correlated with the rapid growth of the human population, which triggers the pressure on crop productivity. Plants perceived many stresses owing to degraded land, which induces low plant productivity and, therefore, becomes a foremost concern for t...
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The breaking silence between the plant roots and microorganisms in the rhizosphere affects plant growth and physiology by impacting biochemical, molecular, nutritional, and edaphic factors. The components of the root exudates are associated with the microbial population, notably, plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). The information accessib...
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Background In this study, the genetic diversity of local mango (Mangifera indica L.) germplasm including 14 genotypes were evaluated by using morphological, biochemical markers and DNA barcoding technique. Morphological characterization is the first step towards utilizing these germplasm in crop improvement studies. The advanced chloroplast based D...
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The increased biomedical applications of enzyme-mimicking nanoparticles, also known as ‘nanozymes’ has necessitated their controlled design in terms of physicochemical properties, and reduced toxicity. In this context, numerous approaches have been established to manufacture nanozymes using eco-friendly routes, however, controlled surfaces and suit...
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The invasive pest tomato pinworm, T. absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) was observed first time in the Southern Rajasthan during 2018-2020 under field and protected cultivation in tomato. Morphological and molecular identification (amplifying cytochrome oxidase gene (CO-I) of mitochondrial DNA) was done to confirm the occurrence of this...
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Background Plutella xylostella (L.), is one of the most widely distributed and destructive pests of cruciferous crops. The pest has developed resistance to most commonly used insecticides and was reported as the first species to develop resistance to some toxins of Bacillus thuringiensis. Therefore, the pattern and magnitude of genetic variation wa...
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Nanoparticles show the multidisciplinary versatile utility and are gaining the prime place in various fields, such as medicine, electronics, pharmaceuticals, electrical designing, cosmetics, food industries, and agriculture, due to their small size and large surface to volume ratio. Biogenic or green synthesis methods are environmentally friendly,...
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The soil samples of old Zawar mine sites were sandy texture, basic, electric conductivity range from 16 to 59 dSm−1 with a high content of heavy metals of Zn, Pb, Cd, and Fe, indicating poor soil-health. Two bacterial isolates Pseudomonas aeruginosa HMR1 and P. aeruginosa HMR16 (GenBank-accession-number KJ191700 and KU174205, respectively), differe...
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In the present work, ferroelectric sodium niobate (NaNbO3) nanorods are formulated to attain photopiezocatalysis for water pollutant degradation and bacterial disinfection. NaNbO3 nanorods, integrating the advantages of photocatalysis (generation of free charge carriers) and piezocatalysis (separation of these charge carriers), possess synergistic...
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Applying biotechnological tools to the selection of higher-yielding bioeconomic crops is a promising and remarkable means of reducing the burden on production on a global scale. In the present study, 25 germplasms of Indian ginseng (Withania somnifera) were examined for their genetic diversity by using morphological, biochemical, and molecular mark...
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Potassium (K) is one of the most abundantly absorbed essential macro-nutrient and also plays vital role in plant’s growth and metabolism. The soil K reserves are generally large, but a considerable proportion of it is available in the form of insoluble K minerals, whereas a small fraction of potassium is accessible to plants due to its available fo...
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The 45 F1 hybrids obtained by crossing in line x tester fashion were evaluated in three different environments along with parents and checks for grain yield traits and its component to harness the heterotic information over better parent and standard check. the number of hybrids depicted significant positive heterobeltiosis and relative heterosis o...
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Aim: Methodology: Results: Interpretation: In the present study, twenty eight Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) strains were studied for their potential to hydrolyze chitin. The chitinolytic potential of Bt strains were determined using modified chitinase screening media (CSM) containing colloidal chitin as substrate. The potential Bt strains were screen...
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Aim: To study the amelioration of zinc deficiency in blackgram (Vigna mungo L.) through soil applied zinc in Typic Haplustepts soil of Rajasthan. Methodology: A two year field experiment was undertaken during Kharif 2016 and 2017 at Instructional Farm (Agronomy), Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, Rajasthan. The treatments comprised applica...
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The present investigation was carried out to evaluate the impacts of phospho-enriched compost and fertility levels on soil biological properties in Typic Haplustepts soil of Sub-humid Southern Plain and Aravalli Hills Region in Rajasthan. The experiment was undertaken during kharif 2018 and 2019 at Instructional Farm (Agronomy), Rajasthan College o...
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A field experiment was conducted during kharif 2018 at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur (Rajasthan), to study the effect of phospho enriched compost and zinc on soil properties and productivity of blackgram (Vigna mungo L.) in Typic Haplustepts soil of sub-humid southern plain of Rajasthan. The treatments comprised of four levels of phosph...
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A field experiment was conducted to study the influence of soil applied zinc on productivity, nutrient uptake and profitability of soybean (Glycine max L.) under Typic Haplustepts soil of sub-humid southern plain and aravalli hills region of Rajasthan during kharif 2016 and 2017. The treatments were consisted of five levels of zinc, viz. zero (cont...
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Varietal evaluation of maize under organic input management provides protection against reduction in yield due to lack of suitable technology for growing potential varieties with organic inputs especially for plant nutrition supply. In this study 12 varieties of different types of maize comprising Hybrids, Sweet corn, Baby corn, Popcorn and Local w...
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The uses of environment friendly biological fertilizers to improve plant growth and crop productivity are of great importance for soil health and sustainable agriculture. Hence, an experiment was conducted in two successive rabi seasons of 2017-18 and 2018-19 to analyze the impact of microbial consortium (combination of local strains of Azo-tobacte...
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Area under organic cultivation of crops is increasing not only in India but also in Rajasthan as well. Weeds are often recognized as the most serious threat to organic crop production and fear of ineffective weed control is often perceived by farmers as one of the major obstacles to conversion from conventional to organic farming. A two years field...
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Iron oxide (Fe2O3) nanoparticles are of great interest compared to their bulk counterpart due to their higher surface area, enhanced possibilities of bio-distribution and high rate of reactivity. In the present work, we report a simple, rapid, and cost-effective method for the synthesis of Fe2O3 nanoparticles based on the aqueous-gaseous phase reac...
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The therapeutic prospective of drug carrier systems in health care sector is continuously expanding. The uses of various nanocarriers to alter the undesirable features of drugs such as low solubility and reduced permeability in cells have been extensively studied. The distinctive properties associated with nanomaterials results in unique interactio...
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Zinc plays a key role in plant nutrition at low levels; however, at higher concentrations Zn ions can be highly phytotoxic and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria can be used to reduce such metal toxicity. In the present investigation we had reported the zinc biosorption and molecular characterization of plant growth-promoting zinc-tolerant bacter...
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Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NP’s) have found their way in multiple industries owing to its vast applicability. Its synthesis process generally leaves toxic by-products which are harmful to the ecosystem. This study highlights a simple eco-friendly mode for the synthesis of ZnO NP’s using the leaf extract of Averrhoa bilimbi Linn. Mainly found in...
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Aim: The present investigation was carried out to study the effect of foliar application nano-fertilizers P, K and Zn on yield, nutrient content and uptake by wheat and soil microbial properties in sub-humid southern plains of Rajasthan. Methodology: The experiment was laid out in triplicate following randomized block design with fifteen treatments...
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The present research was conducted to characterize the indigenous plant growth promoting (PGP) Azotobacter strains isolated from plant root interface of semi-arid regions of Rajasthan (India) and to study their potential to be used as bio-fertilizers. A total of 172 Azotobacter strains were isolated, purified and based on the morphological test i.e...
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Abstract Novel cry genes are potential candidates for resistance management strategies, due to their different structures and modes of action. Therefore, it is desirable to clone and express novel cry genes from several new isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). In the present study, 28 Bt strains were characterized at morphological and molecular...
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In the present study, twenty seven cellulose-degrading bacteria (CDB) were isolated from various organic manures and their cellulolytic activities were determined. The bacterial isolate CDB-26 showed the highest cellulolytic index, released 0.507 ± 0.025 mg/ml glucose and produced 0.196 ± 0.014 IU/ml cellulase enzyme under in vitro conditions. Bioc...
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In the present study, 24 Azotobacter strains were isolated from soils of different areas of southern Rajasthan and characterized at biochemical, functional, and molecular levels. The isolated Azotobacter strains were gram negative and cyst forming when viewed under the microscope. These strains were also screened for their plant growth promoting ac...
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Background: Phosphorus (P) and zinc (Zn) are essential plant nutrients and their deficiency in soils has the adverse effect on the crop productivity, moreover the antagonistic effect of P on Zn is also important study aspect. Hence, the present investigation was carried out to study the effect of phospho enriched compost and zinc on productivity, n...
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Jaivik Krishi is a system of production and natural agriculture free from all fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and synthetic harmful substances. Organic Farming is a method which forbids the application of synthetic inputs (such as chemical fertilizers, pesticides, feed additives, hormones, etc.) Jaivik krishi products (organic inputs) are organ...
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Outburst of world population in the recent times has forced the agricultural sector to increase crop productivity to satisfy the huger of billions of people especially in under-developed and developing countries. The use of large quantities of chemical fertilizers increased crop production, but on the other hand disturbed the soil mineral balance a...
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A field study entitled "Effect of Varied Levels of Fertility, Zinc and Zinc Biofertilizer on growth attributes of Indian mustard {Brassica juncea (L.) Czern & Coss} Under Inceptisols of Southern" was conducted with 18 treatments at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur during rabi 2020-21. All the growth attributes improve significantly with th...
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Assessment of genetic diversity by using metabolic and molecular markers is important for the characterization of local unexplored germplasms of garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.) and their further utilization in crop breeding programme. However, such studies are limited to garden cress, an important medicinal crop of India. In the present study, b...
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Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh) is among the top ten legumes grown globally not only having high tolerance to environmental stresses along, but also has the high biomass and productivity with optimal nutritional profiles. In the present study, 55 isolates of rhizobia were identified from 22 nodule samples of pigeon pea collected from sem...
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles have attracted significant interest in a number of applications ranging from electronics to biomedical sciences due to their large exaction binding energy (60 meV) and wide bandgap of 3.37 eV. In the present study, we report the low-cost bacterium based “eco-friendly” efficient synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles by using...
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The increasing heavy metal contamination in agricultural soils has become a serious concern across the globe. The present study envisages developing microbial inoculant approach for agriculture in Zn contaminated soils. Potential zinc tolerant bacteria (ZTB) were isolated from zinc (Zn) contaminated soils of southern Rajasthan, India. Isolates were...
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Rhizobium are nitrogen-fixing bacteria which possess the nif gene that codes for the nitrogenase enzyme involved in the reduction of atmospheric dinitrogen (N2) to ammonia. Thirty rhizobial strains were identified from ten groundnut plant root nodules collected from semi-arid regions of Rajasthan, India. The isolates were initially identified on th...
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An experiment was carried out on study of genetic variability in 30 genotypes of ivy gourd at Horticulture Department of Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur during July to September 2017. Twelve Growth and quality characters were studied. The analysis of variance indicated that the mean sum of square due to genotypes were highly signif...
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Sweet potato [Ipomea batatas (L.) Lam.] is a nutritious food crop primarily grown by small and marginal farmers. Successful breeding and germplasm conservation programs demands characterization of its germplasm. Here, we tried to determine genetic diversity among 21 sweet potato genotypes using morphological, biochemical and molecular markers. Ten...
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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is one of the most important seed spices possessing aromatic and medicinal properties. Commonly conventional methods based over phenotypic variability are being used by breeders for identification of superior germplasm which are laborious and time consuming. A study was carried out at Department of Molecular Bi...
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Brain tumors pose a serious burden to health care because the cancers are usually incurable, despite advancements in treatment strategies including surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Most studies report that specific drugs are effective in vitro, but many lose their therapeutic value in clinical settings. Maintaining therapeutic drug concentr...
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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is one of the most important seed spices possessing aromatic and medicinal properties. Commonly conventional methods based over phenotypic variability are being used by breeders for identification of superior germplasm which are laborious and time consuming. A study was carried out at Department of Molecular Bi...
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Zinc plays a key role in plant nutrition at low levels; however, at higher concentrations Zn ions can be highly phytotoxic and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria can be used to reduce such metal toxicity. In the present investigation we had reported the zinc biosorption and molecular characterization of plant growth-promoting zinc-tolerant bacter...
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With the rapidly approaching post-antibiotic era, new and effective combinations of antibiotics are imperative to combat multiple drug resistance (MDR). We have synthesized multimodal antimicrobials that integrate the antibiotic isonicotinylhydrazide (INH), silver nanoparticles (AgNPsINH), and two different polyoxometalates (POMs) namely, phosphotu...