Research Publications

Published Research Work:

Books:

  1. Doves, diplomats and diabetes: a Darwinian reinterpretation of type 2 diabetes and related disorders. Springer, New York, Heidelberg, London 2013.

Manuscripts communicated and available as preprints:

  1. Ulfat Baig et al, Phylogenetic diversity and activity screening of cultivable actinobacteria isolated from marine sponges and associated environments from the western coast of India. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.09.901108v1
  2. Milind Watve. The evolutionary psychology of scientific publishing: Cost-benefit optimization of players in the game. https://ecoevorxiv.org/nvpe2/
  3. Sonali Sudhakar Shinde, Ankur Patwardhan, Milind Watve The ratio versus difference optimization and its implications for optimality theory.

bioRxiv 2020.12.15.422822; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.15.422822

4. Vidwans Harshada, Kharate Rohini and Watve Milind, Innate perception of risk: probability ratio or difference? 10.20944/preprints202012.0200.v1

5. Watve, M.; Shinde, S.; Ranade, P. Downward Trend in the Indices of Death Rate in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evaluating Alternative Hypotheses. Preprints 2020, 2020080648 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0648.v1).

Research Papers:

  • Poorva Joshi, Neelesh Dahanukar, Shankar Bharade, Vijay Dethe, Smita Dethe, Neha Bhandare and Milind Watve. (2021) Experimental implementation of “support cum reward” for farmers affected by wild herbivore damage. Conservation Biology, in press.
  • Pramod Patil, Poortata S Lalwani, Harshada B Vidwans, Shubhankar Kulkarni,  Deepika  Bais, Manawa Diwekar-Joshi, Mayur Rasal,   Nikhila Bhasme,  Mrinmayee Naik, Shweta Batwal,  Milind G Watve.  (2021) A multidimensional functional fitness score is a stronger predictor of type 2 diabetes than obesity parameters in cross sectional data. PLOS One, 16(2): e0245093. https://doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0245093
  • Diwekar-Joshi M, Watve M (2020) Driver versus navigator causation in biology: the case of insulin and fasting glucose. PeerJ 8:e10396  https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10396
  • Watve Milind, Ulfat Baig, VidyaLakshmi, Akankash Ojha (2020) Geriatric infections: Decreased immunity or evolved opportunists? J.Biosci. 45, 57.
  • Vibishan B. and Milind Watve. (2020) Context-dependent selection as the keystone in somatic evolution of cancer. Nature Sci Rep, 10, 4223.
  • Anagha Pund, Ketaki Holkar, Milind Watve and Ulfat Baig. (2020) Predator, prey and the third beneficiary. Matters 201911000003
  • Watve Milind and Ojas S. V. (2020) Difference, Division & Desi: How people’s innate intuitive economics decides the outcome of an operation. Economic and Political Weekly, Feb 22nd, Vol 8, 28-32.
  • Ulfat Baig, Lavanya Lokhande, Poortata Lalwani, Suraj Chawla, Milind Watve (2019) Foraging theory and the propensity to be obese: an alternative to thrift. HOMO J.Comp Human Biol, 70(3), 193-216. https://doi.org/10.1127/homo/2019/1078.
  • Suraj Chawla, Anagha Pund, Vibishan B., Shubhankar Kulkarni, Manawa Diwekar-Joshi, Milind Watve (2018) Inferring causal pathways among three or more variables from steady-state correlations in a homeostatic system. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204755. 
  • Srinu Meesala, Ruby Singh, Milind Watve and Dattatreya Naik (2018) A new antibacterial imidazole from the marine sponge Ircinia fusca. Ind J Nat Prod Resources 9, 75-78.
  • Watve Milind and Ojha Akanksha (2018) Blind fish: an eye opener. Evol Med Pub Health, 2018, 186-189.
  • Watve Milind (2017) Developmental plasticity: need to go beyond naïve thinking. Evolution Medicine and Public Health, 2017, 178–180, https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eox020
  • Kulkarni Shubhankar, Sharda Sakshi and Milind Watve (2017) Bi-stability of type 2 diabetes inter-organ signaling network. PLOS ONE, 12(8): e0181536.
  • Ulfat Baig, Uttara Lele and Milind Watve (2017) Polarity, asymmetry and aging: Are there Yayaatis among bacteria?” Curr Sci., 113(4):553-554
  • Srinu MeesalaPratima GurungKrishanpal KarmodiyaParameswaran Subrayan & Milind G. Watve (2017) Isolation and structure elucidation of halymeniaol, a new antimalarial sterol derivative from the red alga Halymenia floresii. Journal of Asian Natural Products Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286020.2017.1342636
  • Srinu Meesala, Ruby Singh and Milind Watve (2017) Anti-Mycobacterium Metabolite from Marine Sponge Iricinia fusca British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 15(4): 1-6.
  • Suraj Chawla, Anagha Pund, Vibishan B., Shubhankar Kulkarni, Manawa Diwekar-Joshi, Milind Watve (2018) Inferring causal pathways among three or more variables from steady-state correlations in a homeostatic system. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204755. 
  • Srinu Meesala, Ruby Singh, Milind Watve and Dattatreya Naik (2018) A new antibacterial imidazole from the marine sponge Ircinia fusca. Ind J Nat Prod Resources 9, 75-78.
  • Watve Milind and Ojha Akanksha (2018) Blind fish: an eye opener. Evol Med Pub Health, 2018, 186-189.
  • Watve Milind (2017) Developmental plasticity: need to go beyond naïve thinking. Evolution Medicine and Public Health, 2017, 178–180, https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eox020
  • Kulkarni Shubhankar, Sharda Sakshi and Milind Watve (2017) Bi-stability of type 2 diabetes inter-organ signaling network. PLOS ONE, 12(8): e0181536.
  • Ulfat Baig, Uttara Lele and Milind Watve (2017) Polarity, asymmetry and aging: Are there Yayaatis among bacteria?” Curr Sci., 113(4):553-554
  • Srinu MeesalaPratima GurungKrishanpal KarmodiyaParameswaran Subrayan & Milind G. Watve (2017) Isolation and structure elucidation of halymeniaol, a new antimalarial sterol derivative from the red alga Halymenia floresii. Journal of Asian Natural Products Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286020.2017.1342636
  • Srinu Meesala, Ruby Singh and Milind Watve (2017) Anti-Mycobacterium Metabolite from Marine Sponge Iricinia fusca British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 15(4): 1-6.
  • Ulfat Baig, Akanksha Ojha, Milind Watve (2017) The evolving opportunistic pathogen communities on host individuals and the evolution of host aging. J Evo Med 5,  Article ID 235975, 11 pages
  • Harshada Vidwans and Milind Watve (2017) How much variance in insulin resistance is explained by obesity? Journal of Insulin Resistance; 2(1), a22. https://doi. org/10.4102/jir.v2i1.22
  • Srinu Meesala, Vijay Lakwal, Dinesh Kharate, Satish Mokashe, Prerna Raina, Ruchika Kaul- G, Milind Watve (2017) Oxazoles from marine sponge Mycale (Zygomycale) parishii. International Journal of Scientific Research, 6(5):216-218.
  • Milind Watve (2017) Social Behavioural epistemology and scientific publishing, J genet. 96: 525–533.
  • Mrinmayee Kondhalkar, Kishori Apte, Milind Watve, Shubhangi Paygude, Pradeep Parab (2017) Ugly Duckling or a swan: Exploring therapeutic potential of ricin for inhibiting unwanted hair growth. Matters, 201702000001.
  • Poorva Joshi and Milind Watve (2016) Non-palatable Medicinal Plants as a Solution to Crop Raiding by Wild Herbivores around Protected Areas, J Ecol. Soc. 2016, 27-31.
  • Srinu Meesala, Vijay Llakwal, Dinesh Kharate, Satish Mokashe, Milind Watve (2016) Isolation and Characterization of Bioactive Benzofuran Sesquiterpene from Marine Sponge Ircinia Fusca (Carter, 1880) J. Chem. Bio. Phy. Sci. 6, 1400-1418.
  • Milind Watve, Manawa Diwekar (2016) What to expect from an evolutionary hypothesis of a human disease: the case of type 2 diabetes. HOMO, J. Comp. Human Biol. 67, 349-368.
  • Abhijeet Bayani, Milind Watve (2016) Differences in behaviour of the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) during foraging in forest versus in agricultural land. J. Trop. Ecol., 32, 469-481
  • Abhijeet Bayani, Dilip Tiwade, Ashok Dongre, Aravind Dongre, Rasika Phatak, Milind Watve(2016) Assessment of crop damage by protected wild mammalian herbivores on the western boundary of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), central India, PLoS One, 11(4) e0153854.
  • Milind Watve, Abhijeet Bayani, Samriddha Ghosh (2016) Crop damage by wild herbivores: Insights obtained from optimization models. Curr Sci, 111, 861-867.
  • Ulfat Baig, Ron Sunny, Milind Watve and Uttara Lele (2016) Cummulative cell division asymmetry in S aureus. Matters 201603000022.
  • Milind Watve, Kajal Patel, Abhijeet Bayani and Pramod Patil (2016) A theoretical model of community operated compensation scheme for crop damage by wild herbivores, Global Ecol Conserv 5, 58-70.
  • Ulfat Baig, Bharati Bhadbhade, Dincy Mariyam, Milind G. Watve. (2014) Protein Aggregation in E. coli: Short term and long term effects of nutrient density. PloS one,9, e107445.
  • Charushila Kumbhar, Praneitha Mudliar, Latika Bhatia, Aseem Kshirsagar and Milind Watve. (2014) Widespread predatory abilities in the genus Streptomyces. Arch Microbiol, 196, 235-248.
  • Milind Watve, Arushi Bodas and Manawa Diwekar. (2014) Altered autonomic inputs as a cause of pancreatic beta cell amyloid. Med Hypo, 82, 49,53.
  • Charushila Kumbhar and Milind Watve (2013) Why antibiotics: comparative evaluation of different hypotheses for the natural role of antibiotics and an evolutionary synthesis, Nat Sci, 5, 26-40.
  • Milind G Watve, Anuja Damle, Bratati Ganguly, Anagha Kale andNeelesh Dahanukar(2011)Blackmailing: the keystone in the human mating system BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:345 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-345
  • Shraddha Karve, Ketaki Shurpali, Neelesh Dahanukar, Sharayu Paranjape, Maithili Jog, Prajakta Belsare and Milind Watve. (2011) Money handling and obesity: a test of the exaptation hypothesis.Curr Sci, 100, 1695-1700.
  • Ulfat Baig, Prajakta Belsare, Maithili Jog and Milind Watve (2011) Can thrifty gene(s) or predictive fetal programming for thriftiness lead to obesity? J. Obesity, 2011: 861049..
  • Uttara Lele, Ulfat Baig, Milind Watve (2011) Phenotypic plasticity and effects of selection on cell division symmetry in Escherchia coli, Plos One,6(1);e14516.
  •  Anuja Joshi, Sumedha Kondekar, Prajakta Belsare, Saroj Ghaskadbi, Milind Watve, Maithili Jog (2010) People with metabolic syndrome disorders give lower offers in ultimatum game, Psychology, 1, 128-133.
  • Watve Mukta, Dahanukar Neelesh and Watve Milind (2010) Sociobiological control of plasmid replication regulation. PLoS One,5(2): e9328.
  • Belsare Prajakta, Watve milind, Bhat Dattatraya, Ghaskadbi Saroj, Jog Maithili, Yajnik Chittaranjan (2010) Metabolic syndrome: aggression control mechanisms gone out of control Medical Hypotheses, 74, 578-589.
  • Belsare Prajakta, Sriram Balasubramaniam & Watve Milind (2009) Cooptimization of nectar content and floral display. J. Biosci. 34, 963-967.
  • Dahanukar Neelesh and Watve Milind (2009) Group selection and reciprocity among kin. The Open Biology Journal 2, 66-79.
  • Dahanukar, N. & Watve, M.(2009) Refinement of defection strategies stabilizes cooperation. Current Science, 96 (6): 801-810
  • Mankar Manasee, Joshi RS, Belsare PV, Jog MM and Watve MG (2008) Obesity as a perceived social signal. PLoS one 3, e3187.
  • Watve M. G. and Mandani S. (2008) Why serum chemokine levels are raised in insulin resistance syndrome: an immune reversal hypothesis. Curr Sci 95, 171-174.
  • Watve M. G. and Yajnik C. S. (2007) Evolutionary origins of insulin resistance: a behavioral switch hypothesis BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 61.
  • Anand C., Umranikar C, Shintre P., Damle A., Kale, J., Joshi J and Watve M. (2007) Presence of two types of flowers with respect to nectar sugar in two gregariously flowering species. J. Biosci., 32, 769-774.
  • Modak T., Pradhan, S., Watve, M. (2007) Sociobiology of biodegradation and the role of predatory protozoa in biodegrading communities J. Biosci. 32, 775-780.
  • Anjali A. Kulkarni, S. M. Kelkar, M. G. Watve and K. V. Krishnamurthy. (2007) Characterization and Control of Endophytic Bacterial Contaminants in in vitro Cultures of Piper spp., Taxus baccata ssp. wallichiana and Withania somnifera Can. J. Microbiol 53, 63-74.
  • Watve, Milind, Parab Sweta, Jogdand Prajakta and Keni Sarita (2006) Aging may be a conditional strategic choice and not an inevitable outcome for bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA 103,14831-14835.
  • Jog M. M. and Watve M. G. (2005) Sarcocystosis of chital (Axis axis) and dhole (Cuon alpinus): conditions for evolutionary stability of a predator parasite mutualism. BMC Ecology 5, 3.
  • Maithili M. Jog, Rahul R. Marathe, Shantanu S. Goel, Sachin P. Ranade, Krushnamegh K. Kunte and Milind G. Watve  (2005) Sarcocystosis of chital (Axis axis) and dhole (Cuon alpinus): ecology of a mammalian prey–predator-parasite system in Peninsular India. J. Tropical Ecol., 21, 479-482.
  • Watve Milind, Champhekar, K., Rao, N., Sarma, K., Shah, B and Mahajani, K., (2004) Sex versus non-sex versus cheaters. Curr. Sci., 87, 95-99.                       
  • Thakar, Juilee, Kunte, Krushnamegh, Chauhan Anisha, Watve Aparna and Watve Milind. (2003). Nectarless flowers: Ecological correlates and evolutionary stability. Oecologia.136: 565-570.  
  • Jog, M., Marathe, Rahul., Goel, Shantanu., Ranade, Sachin., Kunte, Krishnamegh., Watve, Milind. (2003). Sarcocystis Infection in chital (Axis Axis) and dhole (cuon alpinus) in two Indian protected areas. Zoos’ Print Journal. 18(10). 1220-1222.
  • Watve, M., Thakar, J., Kale, A., Puntambekar, S., Shaikh, I., Vaze, K., Jog, M. and Paranjape, S. (2002) Bee-eaters (Merops orientalis) respond to what a predator can see. Animal Cognition 5, 253-259.         
  • Kale, A.U, Somedatta,C, Watve, M. G. (2002) Evolution of Mycobacterim leprae towards reduced virulence. Curr.Sci.83-9, 1078-1080.
  • Marathe, R. R., Goel, S. S., Ranade, S., Jog, M. M. and Watve, M. G. (2002) Patterns in abundance and diversity of fecal parasites of tiger in Tadoba National Park, central India. BMC Ecology 2: 6.
  • Nagarkar, P. P., Rawetkar, S. D. and Watve M. G. (2002) The amino acid requirements of Corynebacterium diphtheriae PW8 substrain CN 2000. J Appl. Microbiol 92, 215-220.            
  • Watve, M. G., Tickoo, R., Jog, M. M. and Bhole, B. D. (2001) How many antibiotics are produced by the genus Streptomyces? Arch. Microbiol., 176, 386-390.         
  • Nagarkar, P. P., Rawetkar, S. D. and Watve M. G. (2001) Oligophilic bacteria as   tools to monitor aseptic pharmaceutical production units. Appl. Env. Microbiol, 67, 1371-1374.                                
  • Watve M. G. et al (2000) The K selected oligophilic bacteria: a key to uncultured diversity ? Curr Sci, 78, 1535 – 1541.  
  • Kanitkar, D. R., Kanitkar, R. and Watve, M. G. (2000) Longivity of Azotobacter cysts in liquid formulations. Curr. Sci., 78, 719-722.       
  • Watve, M. G. et al (1999) Myxobacterial diversity of Indian soils-How many species do we have ? Curr. Sci., 77, 1089-1095.                             
  • Smitha, B., Thakar, J. and Watve M. G. (1999) Do bee-eaters have theory of mind? Curr. Sci., 76,574-577.                                                                  
  • Sathe, A. A., Hinge, D. V. and Watve, M. G. (1998) Incidence of diarrhoeic diseases in families using traditional and commercial water purification systems. In: Proc. Natl. Symp. Frontiers in Appl. Environ. Microbiol., (Ed. I. S. Bright Singh) SES, CUSAT, Cochin.    pp 196-199.          
  • Watve, M. G. and Champhekar, K. (1997) An interactive neo-darwinian algorithm for musical creativity. In: Proc. of Third Int. Conf. on Cognitive Systems, Eds. J. R. Issac, Ritu Dangwal and C. Chakraborty, Vol. II, 861-870.      
  • Watve, M. G. (1997) Parasite diversity and Bacterial diversity: a statistical perspective. Int. J. Ecol. and Env. Sci., 23,165-172.                            
  • Watve, M. G. and R. Sukumar (1997) Asian elephants with longer tusks have lower parasite loads. Curr. Sci. 72, 885-889.                                 
  • Matapurkar, A. K. and Watve, M. G. (1997) Altruist cheater dynamics in Dictyostelium: aggregated distribution leads to stable oscillations.  American Naturalist, 150, 790-797.
  • Watve, M. G. and Jog, M. M. (1997) Epidemic diseases and host clustering: an optimum cluster size ensures maximum survival. J. Theor. Biol., 184, 165-169.
  • Watve, M. G. and Gangal, R. M. (1996) Problems in measuring bacterial diversity and a possible solution. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62, 4299-4301.         
  • Watve, M. G. and Sukumar, R. (1995) Parasite loads of mammals: correlates with host ecology. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.,USA 92, 8945-8949  
  • Watve, M. G. (1995) Helminth parasites of elephants: ecological aspects. In: A Week With Elephants: Proceedings of the International Seminar on Asian Elephants (Ed. J. C. Daniel and H. Datye), Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford Pp. 289-295.                                                                     
  • Watve, M. G., Palkar, A. S., Mehendale, S. S. and Deshpande, N. M. (1995) Cryptic genes: are directed mutations always beneficial ? Curr. Sci. 68, 1039-1043.
  • Watve, M. G., Sant, N. R. and Joshi V. (1994) Why Bonelli’s eagles hunt in pair: A relative assessment of individual and paired hunting successes. J. Bom. Nat. Hist. Soc. 91, 355-359.
  • Gore, A. P., Paranjape, S. A., Geeta Rajgopalan, Kharshikar, A. V., Joshi, N. V., Watve M. G. and Gogate, M. G. (1993) Tiger census: Role of quantification. Curr. Sci. 64, 711-714.     
  • Watve M. G. (1993) Why man has no predator. Curr. Sci. 65, 120-122.
  • Watve M.G., Paranjpe S.A. & Gore A.P. (1989) Tiger pug mark census – The role of zoos. Zoo’s Print, 4, No. 10, 5-7.

Letters, correspondence, short communications etc:

  • Watve M.G. (1988) Preservation of bacterial colony morphology. MIRCEN Journal, 4, 495-496.
  • Kshirsagar V. G., Diwanay, S. S. and Watve M. G. (1989) Production of antifungal substance by Bacillus licheniformis. Indian J. Microbiol. 29, 237-238.
  • Watve M.G., Joshi, V., Sant, N.R. and Ranade S. (1989) Storage of food by Bonelli’s eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus). J. Bom. Nat. Hist. Soc. 86, 446-447.
  • Watve, M. G. (1992) Of Maize and Models. Curr. Sci. 62, 611-612
  • Sathe, A. A., Hinge, D. V. and Watve, M. G. (1997) Water treatment and diarrhoeic diseases. The Lancet, 348, 335-336.
  • Watve M. (2015) A critical evaluation of evolutionary hypotheses of type 2 diabetes. J Evol Med 3, 13.
  • Vibishan B. and Milind Watve (2017) Slippery foundations of “bad luck” Science, e-letters http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1330/tab-e-letters
  • M Watve, M Diwekar, S Kulkarni, A Ojha (2018) Does and to what extent insulin decides the fasting glucose levels? Diabetologia 61, S236-S236
  • Harshada Vidwans, Anagha Pund, Milind Watve (2019) The other side of Statistical significance, JAMA network https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2730486
  • Watve M. (2020) Challenges to human nutrition research: shall we learn from history? Science, e-letters https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6484/1298/tab-e-letters

Reviews and book chapters:

  • D. Balasubramanian, Milind Watve et al (2017) Communicating Science to the Common: Perspectives of the Science Communicators from India. In: Bridging the communication Gap in Science and Technology, Springer Link.
  • Watve MG., Jog MM, Ashraf NVK (2015) Diseases of Mammals In: Mammals of South Asia Vol II, Eds AJT Johnsingh, Nima Manjrekar, University Press.
  • Ulfat Baig, Bharati Bhadbhade, Dincy Mariyam, Milind G. Watve. (2014) Evolution of Aging and Death: What insights bacteria can provide. Q Rev Biol 89,3, 209-233.
  • Uttara Lele, Milind Watve (2014) Bacterial growth rate and growth yield: is there a relationship? Proc. Ind. Natl. Sci. Acad. 80, 531-546.
  • Charushila Kumbhar and Milind Watve (2013) Why antibiotics: comparative evaluation of different hypotheses for the natural role of antibiotics and an evolutionary synthesis, Nat Sci, 5, 26-40.
  • Jog M. M. and Watve M. G. (2005) Role of parasites and commensals in shaping host behavior. Curr. Sci., 89, 1184-1191.
  • Watve, M. G. (1997) Microbial Diversity: a treasure unknown. In: Biodiversity of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra – current knowledge. Ed. A. P. Jagtap, WWF & BHCP, Pune, 92-94.     

Open peer review journals:

  • Watve, Milind, Watve, Samit, Belsare, Prajakta, Lele, Uttara, Bari, Snehal, and Karande, Sarika. (2008) Caloric restriction causes symmetric cell division and delays aging in Escherichia coli. Available from Nature Precedings <http://hdl.handle.net/10101/npre.2008.2071.1&gt;
  • Watve Mukta and Watve Milind (2008) Sociobiological control of plasmid copy number. Available from Nature precedings doi:10.1038/npre.2008.2016.1
  • Watve Milind, Damle Anuja, Ganguly Bratati and Kale Anagha. (2007) Evolution of Co-operation When the Strategies are Hidden: The Human Mating Game. Available from Nature Precedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2007.740.1
  • Kumbhar Charushila and Milind G. Watve (2007) Streptomyces sp as predators of bacteria. Available from Nature precedings http://precedings.nature.com/documents/1263/version/2
  • Watve M. G. (2005) The human pheromones androstenol and androstenone and the co-evolution of male-female mating strategies. Logical Biology 5, 81-84.
  • Kale, Anagha U. and Watve Milind G. (2004) Social pressure and the co-existance of multiple strategies in a human-like mating system. Logical Biology 4, 50-59.
  • Watve, M., Saha, M., Bhide, V. and Jog, M. (2003) Taking care can be hazardous: Simulations show protecting a part of a population can increase disease incidence. Logical Biology 2003 (1): 4-15.

Patents:

1. Milind Watve An apparatus for creating anaerobic, microaerobic and carbondioxide environments. Indian Patent No. 151507, 1981

2. Milind Watve A process for making a kit for determining the sensitivity of a group of antibiotics to a bacterial culture. Indian patent No. 189799, 1997

3. Milind Watve and Subhash Kulkarni A method and apparatus for carrying out rapid sterilization, Indian Patent no. 190697, 1999.

4. Milind Watve and Kalyani Damle. Process of manufacturing agarose from agar-agar by bacterial fermentation. Indian patent no. 200857, 2000.

5. Milind Watve A method of treatment for metabolic syndrome, Australian patent No. 2009100913.

Textbooks:

1. Watve, M. G. and Paknikar, S. K. (1996) Microbiology: a practical approach (a first year book) Manali Prakashan, Pune.

2. Watve, M. G., Kshirsagar, V. G. and Paknikar, S. K. (1997) Microbiology a conceptual approach (vol. I), Manali Prakashan, Pune.