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Thekkepat Ramakrishnan

Thekkepat Ramakrishnan, Indian biochemist (Bangalore 14 March 1922 – Bangalore 15 February 2008)


Elucidated the metabolism and molecular biology of Mycobacteria


Elucidated the mechanism of action of antitubercle drugs like isoniazid, streptomycin and rifampicin


First reported the enzyme isocitrate lyase 


Isolated the first transducing phage for Mycobacteria 


Proposed RNA polymerase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a good target for devising new drugs