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A Profile

Professor Premananda Das


FNA; FNA Sc; FNAAS; FSE; FHSI ; FISOH.
Premananda Das was born on 6th November 1942 in Madhuraganda Khamar, a remote village in Odisha under Patkura P. S. of Kendrapara district. He earned BSc (Ag), MSc (Ag), PhD degrees from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; University of Calcutta, Kolkata and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal respectively. He worked on in vitro somatic embryogenesis in tropical woody plants: factors effecting development, proliferation, maturation and germination of somatic embryos for a DSc degree under Utkal University. He had trainings at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and Delhi University, Delhi; Melbourne, Australia; Dsseldorf, Germany; University of Liverpool and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom on various aspects of plant science research. He visited Royal Botanic Gardens at Sydney and Brisbane & Australian National Botanic Gardens in the Northern Territory of Australia; Royal Botanic Garden, Thailand; Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore and Peradeniya Botanic garden, Sri Lanka to study the diversity of Araceous plants and tropical and sub-tropical trees. At early years of his professional career, he worked in various capacities under Govt. of Odisha for crop production, crop management and transfer of technologies to the farming communities. He moved to an
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agro-based industry in New Delhi to gain experience on commercial production and post harvest management of horticultural crops. He also worked full time, though for a very brief period, in 1976 for a NGO for integrated development of tribals living around Barbara and Dhuanali forests in the erstwhile Puri District. Subsequently, he moved to Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar and worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor & Professor. During his tenure at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar from 1976 to 1985, he strengthened teaching and research on plant propagation, floriculture and landscape horticulture with emphasis on plant-environment interaction. Prof Das worked as the first Senior Scientist, Ecology and Environment, in the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Govt of Odisha from 1983-85; Prof. Das joined as Chief Executive and Director of Regional Plant Resource Centre on 5th June 1985 and continued as such till his superannuation on 30th November 2002. As Senior Scientist, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, Prof Das worked at Dr GM Reddy Foundation, Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He worked with MS Swaminathan Foundation as the first Project Director to develop Biju Patnaik Medicinal Plants Garden and Research Centre, Jeypore, Odisha. He is currently the Director and Chairman of the Science foundation for Tribal & Rural Resource Development & Chairman of FORCE for Change, Bhubaneswar. He worked as the founding Director of Regional Plant Resource Centre, Bhubaneswar, the largest Botanical Garden & Research Institute in Aisa and Australia (Panigrahi, 1985) over an area of 487 acres of wasteland which he nurtured to a Centre of Excellence. He initiated research work in an existing asbestos shed to gain time. During his tenure as the Director and Chief Executive of Regional Plant Resource Centre, he created building infrastructure of about 1,00,000 sqft and excellent instrumentation facilities for cutting edge research on biodiversity assessment and conservation, plant biotechnology, molecular biology, conservation ecology of mangroves, restoration
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ecology in mine environments, and greening of wastelands for biomass production. He introduced and conserved about 3250 plant species at the centre; the collection of bamboo (61 species) and palm (112 species) were considered unique in the country with regard to species diversity at one place. With 550 species and about 500 hybrids developed through breeding and growth manipulations, the cacti germplasm at the centre was the largest in Asia and Australia.
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The Regional Plant Resource Centre, Bhubaneswar was recognized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Ministry of Environment and Forests; Department of Science & Technology; Council of Scientific Industrial Research and Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India as a Centre of Excellence. The Centre was recognized as a place of research by eight Universities across the country for PhD degree. Prof Das mentored/guided a number of students for award of DSc (3); PhD (21) and PG (14) degrees under different universities; authored over 300 research articles, edited and co-authored a dozen of books. He also established a Higher Education Link with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on conservation of plant biodiversity and University of Liverpool, UK for revegetation on coal, iron and manganese & chromite mine waste dumps at Balanda, Joda and Sukinda respectively.
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He established a sub-centre of Regional Plant Resource Centre at Sanghagara, Keonjhar over 1200 acres of degraded forest land for in situ conservation of diverse plant genetic resources with about 553 species occurring naturally. Besides, he established the Mangrove Research Centre at Paradeep; the Biomass Research Centre at Bhubaneswar, the National Institute for plant Biodiversity Conservation and Research (NIBCR), Bhubaneswar; the Biju Patnaik Medicinal Plants Garden and Research Centre, Jeypore and a Botanical Garden & Research Institute at Beruhan near Konark in Puri district of Odisha. After his superannuation in 2002, he founded the Science Foundation for Tribal & Rural Resource Development (SFTRRD) and Venkateswar Institute for Sustainable, Innovative and Objective Nurture (VISION) in 2004 and FORCE (Facilitating Odishas Rural Communities Enablement) for Change at Bhubaneswar in 2009. These organizations are devoted to conservation and utilization of natural resources for sustainable livelihood enhancement in Tribal and Rural areas. Prof Das worked as Chairman and Member of many Committees in Government of India under the Ministry of Science and Technology (Department of Science & Technology (DST); Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR); Department of Biotechnology (DBT); Ministry of Agriculture (ICAR); Ministry of Textiles (CTSRI); Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (Biomas Mission) and Ministry of Environment and Forests (National Biodiversity Authority) and the Planning Commission. He is Life Member of many learned National & International Societies and Professional bodies i.e Indian National Science Academy; Indian
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Science Congress Association; National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Indian Association of Biological Sciences; Society of Ethno-Botanists; Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture; Orissa Bigyan Academy; Orissa Horticulture Society; International Society for Mangrove Ecosystem, Japan; Mangrove Society of India and Horticulture Society of India. Prof Das was elected to the fellowships of National Academy of Sciences, India (1994); National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1995); Society of Ethno-Botanists (1997); Indian National Science Academy (2001); Horticulture Society of India (2004) and Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture (2009). He served as a member of Executive Council of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2001-2003); Sectional Committees, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2001-2003; 20102012) and Indian National Science Academy (2006-2008). Prof Das received Samant Chandra Sekhar Award (1992) of Orissa Bigyan Academy; Nandighosh Samman (1992); Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award (19992000) of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; ICAR N a t i o n a l Professor (2001); Utkal Surya Samman (2007); founder felllow, 5 Horticulture Society of India (2004) and Award for significant contributions to Botany (2007) by Orissa Botanical Society; Fellow of Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture (2009); Chalachitra Jagat Pratibha Samman (2010); Life Time Achievement Award from Indian Association of Ornamental Horticulture for Life Time contributions in the field of Floriculture (2011) and Dr. Mopuri Brahman Memorial Award for Plant Diversity Conservation (2011) by Orissa Botanical Society.

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Bio-diversity Assessment & Conservation


The Regional Plant Resource Centre at Bhubaneswar gained the distinction of a leading Botanical Research Institute for its work on conservation, propagation and genetic manipulation of plants both at National & International fora. The Regional Plant Resource Centre represents the determination and dedication of Prof Das who with the single minded devotion converted a barren wasteland of about 500 acres into a unique Botanic Garden and an 6 active and vibrant research institute within a short span of 15 years. His ceaseless and untiring efforts, organisational abilities were instrumental in the development of the National Institute for plant Biodiversity Conservation and Research (NIBCR) for basic and applied research on conservation, propagation and improvement

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through biotechnological and molecular approaches and the Regional Plant Resource Centre as a Plant Resource Centre and Botanic Garden.
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Besides ex situ conservation initiatives at the Regional Plant Resource Centre, Bhubaneswar, Prof Das established sub-centres under different agro-climatic regions of Odisha to 9 conserve plant genetic resources through habitat protection. He established the Sanaghagra centre spreading over 1200 acres of degraded forest land in Keonjhar district with natural occurrence of 553 plant species and the Mangrove Research Centre in Kendrapara district and the Biomass Research Centre at Bhubaneswar. Prof Das carried out survey and assessment of plant resources of Gandhmardhan hill ranges, Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Puri and Phulabani districts, mangrove forests of Bhitarkanika and Mahanadi delta and major mine sites of Odisha. He made an inventory of the endemic, endangered/ rare plants of Odisha state. He studied the ethno botany in Gandhamardan hill range, Phulbani and Koraput districts of Odisha and uses of several ethno-botanically important plant species were reported. Dr Das studied biological diversity and distribution pattern of tree species occurring in the tropical and sub-tropical parts of India and brought out a book entitled Trees of the World -Vol. I that gives an account of the botany, phenology, distribution and uses of 1440 species
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of trees with 1700 colour illustrations; a couple of volumes on trees are forthcoming. Dr Das carried out cytogenetic studies on some genera of Cactaceae i.e Mammillaria, Melocactus, Ferocactus and Astrophytum ; succulent genera Adenium, Stapelia and Pachypodium; several species of mangroves i.e. 10 Acanthus, Avicennia, Rhizophora, Bruguiera and Heritiera; medicinal plants i e. ginger, turmeric, Trigonella and on other groups i.e banana, cycads, Acacia and many economically important plants pertaining to determination of chromosome number and morphology, estimation of nuclear DNA and karyotype analysis. Prof. Das standardised the tissue culture protocols for in vitro propagation of a number of rare and endangered plant species of this region like Red sander (Pterocarpus santalinus), Psoralea corylifolia and many 11 species of orchids. He developed a modern seed bank at the Institute for medium term storage of seeds of tropical and subtropical trees, medicinal and wild plant species for conservation and exchange with botanic gardens and to study different aspects of seed biology including molecular characterisation.
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Biotechnology of Horticultural Plants


Professor P Das through 14 long years of teaching and research in the field of vegetative propagation of horticultural plants by conventional methods standardized vegetative propagation techniques in several species of cactus, Chrysanthemum, Chorisia, rose, brinjal, spine gourd, grape, cashew, Bougainvillea and many other plants of horticultural and economic importance; the necessity of large scale and year-round production of quality planting materials of economically important plants was in his uppermost mind. Professor Das developed a huge tissue culture laboratory with excellent instrumentation facilities and other necessary infrastructure at the Regional Plant Resource Centre to work on a number of species including woody plants. 15 In vitro regeneration via organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis from seedling and mature explants in a large number of tree species like Acacia catechu, Leucaena leucocephala, Azadirachta indica, Acacia arabica, Muntingia calabura, Trema orientalis, Dalbergia spp., Simarouba glauca, Hardwikia binata and Madhuca latifolia were reported. He also studied the developmental stages of somatic embryogenesis in Dalbergia sissoo by light and scanning electron microscopy.
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He achieved in vitro regeneration from mature explants via organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis through callus cultures in many species of bamboo and reported in vitro flowering in three species of bamboo i.e. Bambusa vulgaris, Dendrocalamus giganteus and Dendrocalamus strictus. The isozyme profile during somatic embryogenesis and flowering of Bambusa vulgaris was reported. 16

Professor Das established successful procedures for in vitro regeneration from callus cultures of some important medicinal plants like Cephaelis ipecacuahna, Psoralea corylifolia, Plumbago zeylanica, Centella asiatica, Dioscorea spp., Typhonium trilobatum, ginger (Zingiber officinale) and turmeric (Curcuma longa). He studied the genetic stability of micropropagated plants through RAPD markers in both the explant source and regenerated plants of ginger and also recorded the metabolic changes during in vitro propagation of Curcuma longa. His works on the biochemical and molecular changes and factors effecting development, proliferation and maturation of somatic embryos in vitro are being widely referred.

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He established rapid and efficient tissue culture methods for large scale propagation of many commercially important cultivars of banana (Musa acuminata) through shoot multiplication. In vitro raised plants were produced on commercial scale at the Centre. The isozyme profiles during shoot regeneration in Musa acuminata cv. Dwarf Cavendish were reported besides evaluation of genetic stability through chromosome morphology and karyotype studies in the micropropagated plants. He reported regeneration of plantlets from callus cultures of Parthenium argentatum from stem explants and Crotolaria spp. from root hypocotyle and cotyledon explants. Micropropagation of elite female plants of Simmondsia sinensis (Jojoba) using nodal segments was also standardized. Dr. Das developed efficient protocols for in vitro plant regeneration via organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis from callus and cell suspension cultures to develop metal tolerance in Echinochloa colona . Professor Das standardized tissue culture protocols and conventional methods for large-scale propagation, cheap and inexpensive hardening and acclimatization procedures for several economically important plant species. The protocols are being used by commercial laboratories, nurseries and plant propagators for mass production of quality planting materials. Besides, the tissue culture laboratory offered opportunities for training of many scientists and technicians both at the state and national level.

Fuel wood/ Biomass production in Wastelands & Agro forestry system


The research work of Dr Das on fuel wood production on wasteland pertains to screening and evaluation of suitable species, standardisation of spacing, response of different species to varying levels of irrigation and fertilisers, physiological and
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biochemical aspects of 19 productivity, role of micro-organisms on plant growth and biomass yield. He made a comparative evaluation of some 31 promising fuel wood species for the biomass production potential under the prevailing climatic conditions of coastal Odisha. Dr Das studied the effect of plant density on the growth and biomass yield and developed prediction equations for estimation of above ground biomass of some fire wood species. He evaluated the biomass production potential of male, female and hermaphrodite plants of Casuarina equisetifolia and reported higher biomass yield in male plants compared to their female and hermaphrodite counterparts; males were identified for captive plantations. In order to popularise fuelwood plantation on marginal and wastelands with minimal input. Dr Das took up energy plantation demonstration programmes in Odisha and organised training programmes on fuel wood production, utilisation and nursery technologies.
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Conservation of Odisha Mangroves


Professor Das made significant contributions to the study of mangroves of costal Odisha. He carried out floristic survey in the mangrove forests of Bhitarkanika and Mahanadi Delta of Odisha and recorded occurrence of 60 species of true mangroves and their 22 associates. He standardised vegetative propagation methods for a number of mangrove species through rooting of cuttings under mist and fog and studied the biochemical changes during rooting in stem cuttings. Dr. Das took up a re-vegetation programme in degraded sites at Paradeep and re-established mangrove vegetation through replanting of selected species and studied their growth performance. The chromosome number and morphology and nuclear DNA content in many species of mangroves were reported for the first time. He established Mangrove 23 Research Centre in Odisha to assess the biological diversity including the microbial diversity in the mangrove ecosystem, study natural regeneration and succession and impact of pollution due to mining and other i n d u s t r i a l activities.He organized many programs to people for judicious utilization to help conserve mangroves for the posterity
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Heavy Metal Pollution/Environmental Biology


Prof Das studied the impacts of mining on plant communities and the environment at the major mine sites in Odisha namely, coal mines at South Balanda, Talcher; chromite mines at Sukinda and iron and manganese mines at Joda. The ecology of the native plant communities and the seasonal changes in the physico-chemical properties of mine

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Biofuel Research
Prof Das developed Biofuel Additives for Diesel Engines that when blended with diesel enhanced mileage of diesel run vehicles by 40 percent. The blended fuel helped in reduction of pollution and the engine temperature to possibly prevent wear & tear and enhance longivity of the engine. The recommended 10 percent replacement of petroleum diesel by bio-additive can help save the non 27 renewable fossil fuel & valuable foreign exchange. This technology can solve a host of other National problems like utilization of marginal/ waste/ barren land, rural employment generation, carbon credit, availability of biofertilizer etc. 28 29

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The new sources of biofuel additive were derived from Argemone mexicana Linn and Olax scandens Roxb, which produce 40% and 60% of oil of the seed/ kernel respectively.

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Phytochemicals for use in healthcare needs


Prof Das through long years of 37 research developed a herbal drug which was found to be effective against lymphatic filariasis as revealed through serological studies. The identified herbal extracts were tested to be non toxic and safe which as confirmed through pharmacological investigations/ clinical trials. Several filarial patients were given free medicine and advice; facilities are being augmented for diagnosis and treatment of filarial patients at
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the laboratory of the Science Foundation for Tribal and Rural Resource Development, Bhubaneswar (SFTRRDB); a Charitable Filaria Clinic and Research Institute is being set up by the Foundation to provide services including supply of free medicine to the filarial patients.
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Patents & Products:


Prof Das filed 10 Patents on his inventions relating to biofuel additives (8) and a herbal drug for elimination of filariasis (2). He also developed 8 products on his inventions.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1373/ KOL/2006 WO/2009/ 147685A1 1431/KOL/2008 1569/Mumb/2010 1570/Mumb/2010 6. 7. 8. 1571/Mumb/2010 WO/2011/145101 WO/2011/145105

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1. 2. 3. 4. Bio-Additive I Bio-Additive II Rid-FilTM VIS-ComTM 5. 6. 7. 8. VIS-MakTM MAHA-Fac3TM VisigTM De Zit

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List of Publications
Research Publications: 278. Pramanik P, Das P and Kim PJ. (2012). Preparation of biofuel from argemone seed oil by an alternative cost-effective technique. Fuel 91: 81-86. Das P. (2011). Degummed and transesterified oil of Olax scandens as Bio Additive. Patentscope. Publication No. WO/2011/145106. Das P. (2011). Herbal Composition for treatment of Filariasis. Patentscope. Publication No. WO/2011/145105. Das P. (2011). Detoxified Argemone oil for edible and non-edible use PCT.Publication No. WO/2011/145101. Das P. (2011). Detoxified and Transesterified Argemone oil as Bio-Additive. United States Patent Application Publication, US 2011/0283605 A1. Das P. (2011). In Vitro somatic embryogenesis in some oil yielding tropical tree species. American J. of Plant Sciences (USA), 2: 217-222. Das P. (2010). Mass cloning of Rose and Mussaenda, popular garden plants via somatic embryogenesis. Horticultural Science (Prauge), 37(2): 70-78. Das P. (2010). Somatic embryogenesis in four Tree Legumes. Biotechnology Research International (Japan). 2011: 1-8. Ray D.P. and Das P. (2010). Karyotype Diversity in five new brinjal varieties. Indian J. Hort, 67: 228-231. Mohapatra R, Bhatnagar, S & Das P. (2010). Antifilarial and Larvicidal Activity of an Indigenous herb, Typhoniun trilobatum Schott. Advances in Plant Sciences. 23(1): 51-52. Rai, S., Das, AB and Das P. (2008). Studies on Genetic Advance, Heritability and Path Coefficient Analysis for Yield in Indian Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rose.) Cultivars. J. Hill Research 21 (1): 20-25.

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267. Bhatnagar S. and Das P. (2007). Antimalarial activity in Tropical Plants: A review. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal plants. P.103-132. Mukherjee AK, Acharya LK, Panda PC, Mohapatra T and Das P (2006). Assessment of genetic diversity in 31 species of Mangroves and their associates through RAPD and AFLP markers. Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch (Germany) 61c: 413-420. Das P, Dey S, Das A. B., Mohanty S. and Prasad Rao HBD (2006). Variation in Chromosome Number, Karyotype and Nuclear DNA Content of Five Species of Indian Typhonium Schott. (Araceae)A Medicinally Important Plant. Cytologia Vol. 71 (2006), 4: 371-377. Mattagajasingh, I., Acharya, LK, Mukherjee AK, Panda PC and Das P.(2006). Genetic relationships among nine cultivated taxa of Calliandra Benth. (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Scientia Horticulturae, 110: 98-103. Mattagajasingh, I., Mukherjee AK and Das P. (2006). Genomic relations among 31 species of Mammillaria Haworth (Cactaceae) using random amplified polymorphic DNA. Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch. 61c:583-591. Mattagajasingh, I., Acharya L., Mukherjee A. K., Das P. (2005). Genomic Relationship among 25 species of Mammillaria Haw. As revealed by Isoenzyme and Protein polymorphism. J. of Plant Biotechnology, Vol 7 (2): 105-112. Acharya L. K., Mukherjee A. K. , Panda P. C. and Das P. (2005). Molecular characterization of five medicinally important species of Typhonium (Araceae) through random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch. 60c: 600-604. Nayak, S., Naik, P. K., Acharya, L. K., Panda, P. C., Mohapatra, T. and Das, P.(2005). Assessment of genetic diversity among 16 promising cultivars of ginger using cytological and molecular markers. Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch, 60C: 485-492.

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259. Nayak, S., Naik, P. K., Acharya, L. K., Panda, P. C., Mohapatra, T. and Das, P. (2004). Assessment of genetic diversity among 16 promising cultivars of ginger using cytological and molecular markers. Zeitschrift fur Naturforsch, 60C: 485-492. Misra, R.C. and Das, P. (2004) Vegetation stratification of Gandhamardana hill range, Orissa using remote sensing technique. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 28(2): 429-438. Basak, U. C., Gupta, N., Routaray, S and Das, P. (2004).Effects of salinity on the growth of mangrove seedlings. J. Trop. Forest Sci. 16(4): 437-443 Samal, S., Lenka, P.C., Nanda, R. M., Nayak, S & Rout, G. R., and Das, P .(2004). Genetic relatedness in cashew ( Anacardium occidentale Linn) germplasm collections as determined by random amplified polymorphic DNA . Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 51 (2): 161-166. Nanda, R. M., Rout, G. R. and Das, P (2004) In vitro clonal propagation of Acacia mangium Willd. And its evaluation of genetic fidelity through RAPD marker. Annals of Forest Science, 61:381-386. UK. Mohanty Suprava, Das, Anath Bandhu, Das, Premananda and Mohanty Prasanna. (2004). Effect of a low dose of aluminium on mitotic and meiotic activity, 4C DNA content, and pollen sterility in rice, Oryza sativa L. cv. Lalat. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 59: 70 -75. Mukherjee,A.K., Acharya, L., Panda, P.C., Mohapatra, T. and Das, P. (2004).Genomic relations among two non-mangrove and nine mangrove species of Indian Rhizophoraceae. Z. Naturforsch, 59c: 572-578. Samal S, Rout GR, Nayak S, Nanda RM, Lenka PC and Das P (2003). Primer screening and optimization for RAPD analysis of cashew. Biologia Plantarum. 46 (2): 301-304. Parida A.K., Das A. B. and Das P. (2003). Salt induced regulation of isoforms of some antioxidative enzymes in a true mangrove, Bruguiera parviflora. Indian J. of Plant Physiology. 288-297.
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250. Basak U.C., Mahapatra S.G and Das P. (2003). Vegetative propagation of Aegiceras corniculatum a tree mangrove: biochemical and anatomical basis adventitious rooting. Ind J. Forestry. 26(2):168-171. Mukherjee, A.K., Acharya, L.K., Mattagajasingh, I., Panda, P.C., Mohapatra, T. and Das, P. (2003). Molecular characterisation of three species of Heritiera Aiton (Sterculiaceae) using AFLP markers Biologia Plantarum. 47(3): 445-448. Ghorbani, J., Das, P., Das, A. B., Hughes, J. H., Mc Allister, H. A., Pallai, S. K., Pakeman, R. J., Marrs, R. H. and Le Duc.(2003). Effects of different bracken control and vegetation restoration treatments on the soil diaspore bank size and composition. Aspects of Applied Biology 69:29-37. Rout, G.R., Bhattacharya, D., Nanda, R.M., Nayak, S. and Das, P. (2003) Evaluation of genetic relationships in Dalbergia species using RAPD markers. Biodiversity and Conservation, 12: 197-206. Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (2003). Effect of metal toxicity on plant growth and metabolism. I. Zinc. Agronomie, 23: 3-11. Nayak, S., Das, P. and Rout, G.R. (2003) Evaluation of genetic variability in Bamboo using RAPD markers. Plant Soil, Environment, 49(1):24-28. Nanda, R. M., Rout, G.R., Das, P. (2003) Studies on biochemical markers for embryogenic potential of Acacia catechu. Biologia, 58(1): 69-76. Gupta N, Basak U.C., Sabat J. and Das P (2002). Growth and antimicrobial activity of Penicillium sp., an isolate obtained from mangrove ecosystem of Bhitarkanika, Orissa.J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 81:59-61. Gupta N, Routray S, Basak U.C. and Das P (2002). Occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal association in mangrove forest of Bhitarakanika, Orissa, India. Ind. J.Mocrobiol. 42(3):247-248. Das, A. B., Mohanty,S. and Das, P. (2002). Cytophotometric estimation of 4C DNA content and karyotype analysis in ten cultivars of Trigonella foenum-graecum II. Iran. J. Botany, 9(2): 151-159.
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240. Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (2002). Rapid hydroponic screening for molybdenum tolerance in rice through morphological and biochemical analysis. Rostlinna Vyroba, 48(11): 505-512. Nayak, S., Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (2002). Microsatellite DNA marker: Accession No. AJ507486, AJ507487, AJ507488, AJ507489, AJ507490, AJ507491, AJ507492. EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database, UK

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231. Rout G.R., Reddy, G.M. and Das, P. (2001). Studies on in vitro clonal propagation of Paulownia tomentosa Steud. and evaluation of genetic fidelity through RAPD marker Silvae Genetica, Germany 50(5-6) : 208-212. Rout, G. R. and Das, P .(1996) Augmenting in vitro shoot multiplication by growth regulators and light condition in Musa acuminata cv. Dwarf Cavendish. Acta Biologica Cracoviensis Series Botanica, 43: 21-15. Gupta N. and Das P.(2001) Study on arbuscular microrrhizal associations in ornamental plants- a survey. J. Phytol. Res., 14(2): 171-174. Gupta N;, Sabat J., Basak U.C. and Das P. (2001). Rhizosphere microbial population in some tree Mangroves of Bhitarkanika, Orissa. J. Phytological Res. 14(1): 35-37. Rout, G.R., Das, G., Samantaray, S. & Das, P. (2001). In vitro micropropagation of Lawsonia inermis (Lythraceae). Int. J. Trop. Biol. & Conserv, 49 : 883-889. Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (2001). Studies on in vitro somatic embryogenesis of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. - An endangered medicinal plants. Gartenbau wissenschaft, 66( 4) : 202-206. Samantaray, S., Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (2001). Induction, selection and characterisation of Cr and Ni-tolerant cell lines of Echinochloa colona(L.) Link in vitro. J. Plant Physiol., 158 : 1281-1290. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (2001). In vitro somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration in callus culture of Muntingia calabura L. Plant Tiss. Cult. , 6(1): 15-24. Rout, G.R., Palai, S.K. and Das, P. (2001). Onset of in vitro rhizogenesis response and peroxidase activity in Zingiber officinale Rosc. International J. Trop. Biology and Conservation, 49: 891-896. Samantaray, S., Rout, G.R. & Das, P. (2001). Heavy metal and nutrient concentration in soil and plants growing in a metalliferous chromite mine spoils. Environmental Technology, 22: 1147-1154. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. & Das, P. (2001). Studies on differential manganese tolerance of mung bean and rice genotypes in hydroponic cultures. Agronomie, 21:725-733..
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210. Das AB, Mohanty S., Das P. 2000. Interspecific variations in the chiasma frequency and nuclear DNA content in some species of Ferocactus (Cactaceae). Caryologia (Italy) 53 (2):159-162. Saxena, C., Samantaray, S., Rout, G. R. and Das, P. (2000). Effect of auxins on in vitro rooting of Plumbago zeylanica , peroxidase activity as a marker for root induction. Biol. Planta., 43(1): 121-124. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (2000). Biotechnology of the banana: a review of the recent progress. Plant Biology, 2(5): 512-524. Mohanty, S., Das, A.B. and Das, P. (2000). Isozyme polymorphism in Mammilaria spp. of the family cactaceae. The Orissa J. Hort. , 28(1): 1-6. Das A. B., Mohanty , S., Marrs, R.H. and Das, P . (2000). Interspecific Variations of Nuclear DNA Content and Karyotype diversity in Ferocactus, Cytologia, 65: 49-56. Das, A.B., Mohanty, S., and Das, P. (2000). Cytophotometric Estimation of 4C DNA Content and Chromosome Analysis in Four species of Astrophytum Lem. of the Family Cactaceae. Cytologia, 65: 141-148. Palai, S.K., Rout, S.K., Samantaray and Das, P . (2000). Biochemical changes during in vitro organogenesis in Zingiber officinale Rosc. J. Plant Biology, 27: 153-160. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (2000). In vitro somatic embryogenesis from callus cultures of Cephaelis ipecacuanha A. Richard. Scientia Horticulturae, 86: 71-79. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P . (2000). In vitro manipulation and propagation of medicinal plants. Biotechnology Advances, 18: 91-120. Basak, U. C., Das, A. B. and Das, P. (2000). Rooting response in stem cuttings from five species of mangrove trees: effect of auxins and enzyme activities. Marine Biology, 136: 185-189. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (2000). Effects of chromium and nickel on germination and growth in tolerant and nontolerant populations of Echinochloa colona (L.) Link. Chemosphere, 40: 855-859.
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199. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (2000). In vitro rooting of Psoralea corylifolia Linn.: peroxidase activity as a marker. Plant Growth Regulation, 30: 215-219. Palai, S. K., Bhuyan, S., Mohapatra, A., Mishra, H. N., Patnaik, A. K. Das, P. (2000). Evaluation of different rose cultivars under Bhubaneswar conditions. O.J. Hort. 28(2): 12-21. Das, A. B., Mohanty, S., Tangaraj, T. And Das, P. (2000). Variation of 4C DNA content and karyotype in nine cultivars of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graeceum L.). J. Herbs Spices and Medicinal Plants 7(2):25-32. Samantaray, S., Rout, G.R.and Das, P . (2000). Studies of differential tolerance of mung bean cultivars to metalliferous mine wastes. Agribiological Research, 54 (3-4): 193-201. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (1999). Chromium, nickel and zinc tolerance in Leucaena leucocephala (K8) Silvae Genetica, 48: 151-157.

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177. Das, P., Palai, S. K., Patra, A., Samantaray, S. and Rout, G.R. (1999) In vitro somatic embryogenesis in Typhonium trilobatum Schott. Plant Growth Regulation, 27(3): 193-197. Rout, G.R., Saxena,C., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (1999) Rapid clonal propagation of Plumbago zeylanica L. Plant Growth Regulation, 28 (1): 1- 4. Patnaik, C. and Das, P. (1999) Effect of manganese minewaste on seed germination, growth and biomass yield of Oryzae sativa cv. Pathara. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 69 : 275-281. Das, A.B., Mohanty, S., Marrs, R.H. and Das, P. (1999) Somatic Chromosome Number and Karyotype Diversity in Fifteen Species of Mammillaria of the Family Cactaceae. Cytobios, 97: 141-151. Das, A.B., Mohanty, S. and Das, P. (1999) Karyotype Diversity in Thirteen Species of Mammillaria of the Family Cactaceae. Cytobios, 97: 117-125. Samantaray, S., Rout, G. R. and Das, P. (1999) Studies on the uptake of heavy metals by various plant species on chromite minesoils in sub-tropical regions of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 53(3): 389-399. Samantaray, S., Rout, G. R. and Das, P. (1999) Chromium and nickel tolerance of Trema orientalis (Blume) in tissue culture. Acta Physiologia Plantarum, 21(1): 27-35. Rai, S., Das, A. B. and Das, P.(1999) variation of chlorophylls, carotenoids, proteins and secondary metabolites amongst ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) cultivars and their as sessions with rhizome yield. New Zealand J. Crop & Hort. Sci.,27(1):79-82. Rout, G. R. and Das, P.(1999) Effect of Ag NO3 on high frequency plant regeneration of Simarouba glauca Linn. J. Appl. Bot., 73: 15-19. Das, A. B., Mohanty, S. and Das, P. (1999) 4C DNA Variation and Karyotype Diversity in Nine Species of Ferocactus B. & R. Cytologia, 64: 17 -24. Das, A. B., Rai, S. and Das, P. (1999) Genetic advance, heritability and path analysis in ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.). J. Plantation Crops, 27(1): 27-30.
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155. Basak U.C., Das A.B. and Das P. (1998). Seasonal changes in the organic constituents in leaves of 9 mangrove species. Marine & Freshwater Research, 49: 369-372. Das, A. B., Mohanty, S. and Das, P. (1998). Variation in Karyotype and 4C DNA Content in Six Species of Melocactus of the Family Cactaceae. Cytologia, 63: 9-16. Basak U.C., Das A.B.and Das P. (1998). In situ quantitization of DNA and karyotype analysis in 4 threatened mangrove species found in Bhitarkanika forests of Orissa. Cytobios, 93: 147-155. Das A. B., Mohanty S. and Das, P. (1998). Interspecific Variation in Nuclear DNA Content and Chromosome Analysis in Melocactus Cytologia, 63: 239-247. Das A. B., Rai, S. and Das, P. (1998). Karyotype analysis and 4C DNA content in some cultivars in ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) Cytobios, 93: 175-184. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S., Patra, A. and Das, P . (1998). Chromosome variation and cytophotometric investigation of callus cultures of the teaplant (Camellia sinensis). Cytobios, 93: 73-82. Das A.B., Rai S. and Das, P. (1998) Estimation of 4C DNA and karyotype analysis in ginger ( Zingiber officinale Rosc. ) - II. Cytologia, 63:133-139. Das A. B., Basak U. C.and Das, P. (1998) Karyotype analysis and estimation of nuclear DNA content in six species of Acacia ( Fabaceae). The Iranian J. Bot., 7(2): 165-177. Misra, R.C and Das, P. (1998) Phytogeographical affinities of plants of Gandhamardan hill ranges of Orissa with major Indian mountains. J. Econ. Tax. Bot., 22 (1): 23-26. Samantaray, S., Rout, G.R and Das, P. (1998) Tolerance of rice to nickel in nutrient solution. Biologia Plantarum, 40(2): 295-298. Rout, G.R, Samantaray, S and Das, P. (1998) Role of nickel on somatic embryogenesis in Setaria italica L. in vitro. Euphytica, 101: 319-324.

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144. Saxena, C., Rout, G. R and Das, P. (1998) Micropropagation of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. J. Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Species, 20(1): 15-18. Rout, G.R, Samantaray, S, Mottley, J., Sarsan, V., Yokoya, Y., Roberts, A.V and Das, P. (1998) Histology of in vitro organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis in callus cultures of Rosa. Biologia, 53(1): 121-126. Das, P., Rout, M.C, Samantaray, S. and Rout, G.R (1998) Effect of sex and age on growth and biomass production in Casuarina equisetifolia(L.)Forst. Common Wealth Forestry Review, 77(1): 29-31. Samantaray, S., Rout, G.R and Das, P. (1998) Role of chromium on plant growth and metabolism: A review. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 20(2): 201-212. Samantaray, S., Pani, S.S., Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (1998) Effect of heavy metals on root growth of Italian millet (Setaria italica L.) . Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 7: 295-301. Rout, G.R, Das, P., Goel, S. and Raina, S.N. (1998) Determination of genetic stability of micro-propagated plants of ginger using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica, 39: 23-27. Samantaray, S., Rout, G. R. & Das, P. (1998) Plant regeneration from callus of Crotalaria spp. Biologia, 53(1): 115-120. Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (1998). Regeneration of a metal tolerant grass Ehinochloa colona via somatic embryogenesis from suspension culture. Biologia Plantarum, 40 (1): 17-23. Patra, A., Rai, B., Rout, G.R and Das, P.(1998) Successful Plant regeneration from callus cultures of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban. Plant Growth Regulation, 24:13-16. Das, A. B., Mohanty, S., Das, P. (1998). Interspecific variation of nuclear DNA and structural changes in meiotic and mitotic chromosome in some species of Mammillaria (Cactaceae) (Italy). 51(3-4):289-301.
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133. Pattnaik, M., Das A.B. and Das, P. (1997). Karyotype analysis and 4C DNA variability in some succulent members of the tribe Stapelieae. Cytobios, 91: 87-95. 132. Das, P ., Samantaray, S. and Rout, G.R. (1997). Studies on cadmium toxicity in plants: A review. Environmental Pollution, 98: 29-36. Mohanty, S., Das, A.B. and Das, P. (1997). Studies on Nuclear DNA and Meiotic Chromosomes in 8 Species of Mammillaria. Cytologia, 62: 331-336. Das, P., Rout, G.R and Samantaray, S. (1997). Plant regeneration via somatic embryogenesis from mature explants of Bambusa vulgaris. Orissa J. Hort. , 25(2): 53-56 Das, P., Patra, A., Das, A.B., Palai, S.K. and Bose, T. (1997). In vitro regeneration of Typhonium trilobatum Schott, a medicinal plant through callus culture. Orissa J. Hort. , 25(2): 57-61 Das, P., Basak, U. C. & Das, A. B. (1997) Restoration of mangrove vegetation in Mahanadi delta of Orissa, India. Mangroves and Salt Marshes, 1:155-161. Das, A. B., Mohanty, S. & Das, P. (1997) Meiotic Behaviour and Nuclear DNA Variation in Some Species of Mammillaria (Cactaceae). Cytologia, 62: 253-257. Rout, G. R. & Das P. (1997) In vitro plant regeneration via callogenesis and organogenesis in Bambusa vulgaris. Biologia Plantarum, 39(4): 515-522. Samantaray, S. & Das, P. (1997). Accumulation of heavy metals (Cr, Ni and Fe) in mung bean (Vigna radiata cv. Local) grown on metalliferous minespoil. Fresenius Envir. Bull. , 6: 633-641. Saxena, C., Palai, S. K., Samantaray, S., Rout, G. R. & Das, P. (1997) Plant regeneration from callus cultures of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. Plant Growth Regulation, 22: 13-17.
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112. Samantaray,S., Rout, G.R.& Das, P. (1997) Regeneration of plants via somatic embryogenesis from leafbase and leaftip segments of Echinochloa colona. Plant Cell, Tiss. & Org. Cult. , 47: 119-124. Samantaray, S., Rout, G.R. & Das, P. (1997) Manganese toxicity in Echinochloa colona: effect of divalent manganese on growth and development. Israel J. Plant Sci. , 45: 9-12. Das, A. B.and Das, P. (1997) Estimation of nuclear DNA and karyotype analysis in nine cultivars of Musa acuminata. Cytobios, 90: 181-192. Rout G. R., Samantray S and Das P. (1996). In vitro somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration in callus cultures of Muntingia calabura L. Plant Tissue Culture. 6 (1): 15-24. Palai, S.K., Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (1996) In vitro plant regeneration of Dianthus caryophyllus cv. Alas Red through callus culture. Ind. J. Hort., 53: 1-7. Mohanty, S., Das, A.B. & Das, P. (1996) Analysis of chiasma frequency and nuclear DNA variation in some species of Mammillaria. Cytobios, 88: 173-181. Samantaray, S., Rout, G. R. & Das, P. (1996) A study of soilplant, root-shoot relationships in rice (Oryza sativa cv. Pathara) grown on chromiferous mine spoil. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., India, 66(B) IV: 349-357. Panda, P.C. & Das, P. (1996) Two additional species of Brassicaceae for the flora of Orissa. Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 93 (2): 314-316 . Das A. B., Basak U. C. & Das, P. (1996) Karyotype analysis and 4C nuclear DNA estimation in 3 species of Acanthus a mangrove associate from coastal Orissa. Cytobios, 87: 151-159. Das, P., Samantaray, S. & Rout G.R. (1996) In vitro propagation of Acacia catechu, a xerophilous tree. Plant Tiss. Cult., 6: 117-126. Misra R. C. & Das, P. (1996). New plant records for Orissa state. J. Econ.Tax. Bot., 20: 635-637. Basak U. C., Mohapatra, S. G. & Das, P. (1996) Effect of plant growth regulator on rooting of Heritiera fomes Buch.-Ham. Ind. J. Forestry, 19: 249-252.
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79. Das, A.B., Basak, U.C., & Das, P. (1994). Karyotype diversity in 3 species of Heritiera, a common mangrove of Orissa. Cytobios, 80: 71-78. Das, P. and Rout, G.R. (1994). Analysis of current methods and approaches on the micro-propagation of bamboo. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., India, 64(3): 235-246. Das, A.B. & Das, P. (1994). Estimation of 4C DNA content and karyotype analysis in some table banana varieties ( Musa acumi-nata). Cytobios, 78: 213-220. Rout, G. R. and Das, P. (1994). Somatic embryogenesis and in vitro flowering in 3 species of bamboo. Plant Cell Reports, 13: 683-686. Rout, G. R. and Das, P. (1994.) Somatic embryogenesis from callus cultures of Simarouba glauca Linn. Ind. J. Exp. Biol., 32: 581-583. Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (1994). Direct plant regeneration from cotyledon explants of Simarouba glauca Linn in vitro. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., India, Vol.64 B (I), 127-131. Mishra, R. C., Panda, P.C. and Das, P. (1994). Lesser known medicinal uses of plants among the tribals of Gandhamardan hill ranges, Orissa. Higher Plants of Indian Subcontinent Ind. J. Forestry, No.VI, 3: 135-142. Rout, G. R. and Das, P. (1994). Somatic embryogenesis in Simarouba glauca Linn. Plant Cell, Tiss. & Org. Cult., 37(1): 79-81. Rout, G. R. and Das, P . (1994). Regeneration of Parthenium argentatum. A. Gray from stem explants. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., India, 63B (III), 333-336. Das, P . , Samantaray, S. and Rout, G. R. (1993) Effects of carbohydrates on somatic embryogenesis in Rosa hybrida cv. Landora. Biome, 6(2): 73-77. Patnaik, C., Panda, P.C., Mallick, U.C. and Das, P. (1993) Flora and vegetation of an abandoned open-cast manganese mine site at Joda, Keonjhar District (Orissa) with notes on some anomalous plant morphological features. J. Econ. Tax. Bot., 17 (3): 573 - 579.

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68. Rout, G.R. and Das, P . (1993) Micropropagation of Madhuca longifolia (Koenig.) MacBride var. latifolia Roxb. Plant Cell Reports, 12: 513-516. Das, P., Rout, G. R. and Das, A. B. (1993) Somatic embryogenesis in callus culture of Mussaenda erythrophylla L. cvs. Queen Sirikit & Rosea. Plant Cell, Tiss. & Org. Cult., 35: 199 -201. Misra, R.C. and Das, P. (1992). Impact of mining on vegetation: A floristic account of Sargipalli lead mine and its neighborhood. J. Environ. Sciences. 5(1&2): 7-14. Das, P., Panda, P.C., Samantaray, S., Deo, B., Mallick, U.C. and Bradshaw, A.D. (1992) Revegetation of mined land in a monsoon climate - a preliminary report on chromite, coal and manganese over-burdens in Eastern India. Orissa J. Hort., 20(2): 32-38. Das, A.B. & Das, P. (1992) Rapid multiplication of Musa acuminata Dwarf Cavendish through meristem culture and eval-uation of chromosomal stability. Orissa J. Hort., 20(2): 22-27 Rout, G.R., Samantaray, S. & Das, P. (1992) Chlorpromazine induced in vitro bud break in Rosa hybrida L. cv. Landora. Orissa J. Hort., 20(2): 8-16. Rout, G.R., Mallick, U.C. & Das, P . (1992) In vitro plant regeneration from leaf callus of Cephaelis ipecacuanha A. Richard. Adv. Pl. Sci., 5(2): 608-613. Rout, G.R., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1992) In vitro regeneration of shoots from callus cultures of Rosa hybrida L. cv. Landora. Ind. J. Exp. Biol., 30: 15-18. Singh Samant, P. K. and Das, P. (1991) Interaction of growth retardants and growth promoting substances in Barleria cristata. Orissa J. Hort. , 19(1&2): 22-26. Samantaray, S. and Das, P. (1991) Effect of chromite mine waste on seed germination, growth, biomass yield of Oryza sativa L. cv. Pathara. Orissa J. Agri. Res., 4(1-2): 1-6. Sahoo, A.K., Mohanty, P.K. and Das, P. (1991) Role of plant population on growth, dry matter production and energy accumula-tion pattern of Acacia auriculiformis. Orissa J. Agri. Res.,4(3-4):192-198.
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57. Rout, G. R., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1991) Somatic embryogenesis in callus cultures of Rosa hybrida L. cv. Landora. Plant Cell, Tiss. & Org. Cult. , 27: 65-69. Dash, G.C., Rout, M. C. and Das, P. (1991) Biomass equation for Casuarina equisetifolia. Ind. J. Forestry, 14(1): 28-32. Das, P. and Rout, G.R. (1991) Mass multiplication and flowering of bamboo in vitro. Orissa J. Hort., 19(1&2): 118-121. Das, A. B. and Das, P . (1991) Shoot multiplication and regeneration related isozyme markers in meristem culture of Musa acuminatacv.Dwarf Cavendish. Orissa J. Hort., 19(1&2), 107-117. Panda, N., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1990). Regeneration of plants from callus cultures of Mussaenda philippica cv. Aurorae. Orissa J. Hort., 19(1&2): 1-5. Singh Samant, P. K., Dash, D. K., Mishra, H. and Das, P. (1990). Studies on anatomical changes during rooting in stem cuttings of Calliandra haematocephala and Pentas carnea by application of IBA. Orissa J. Hort., 18: 12-17. Samantaray, S., Mallick, U.C. and Das, P. (1990). Effect of rhizobium on growth and biomass yield of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) on chromite mine waste. Orissa J. Agri. Res., 3(3-4): 252-257. Rout, G.R., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1990). In vitro clonal multiplication of roses. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., India , 60B(3), 311319. Dash, G.C., Rout, M. C., Sahoo, A. K. and Das, P . (1990). A comparative study of biomass functions for Samanea saman and Casuarina equisetifolia. AMSE Transactions, 4 (3): 55-64. Dash, G. C., Rout, M. C. & Das, P. (1990) Mathematical analysis for the computation of light absorption by a canopy. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp.480-485. Sahoo, A.K., Mohanty, P.K., Behera, P.K. and Das, P . (1989) Photosynthesis and growth analysis of Cassia and Gliricidia grown
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under different levels of irrigation and nitrogen. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp.160-163. 46. Sahoo, A.K., Mohanty, P.K. and Das, P. (1989) Biomass prediction equations for Acacia auriculiformis and Sterculia foeti-da. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind. , pp.168-172. Sahoo, A.K., Mohanty, P.K. and Das, P. (1989). Effect of spacing on growth, biomass yield and change in soil status of Leucaena leucocephala. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind. , pp. 164-167. Mohanty, P.K., Sahoo, A.K. and Das, P. (1989). Growth, dry matter production and calorific efficiency of Acacia auriculifor-mis under different spacings. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp.173-176. Mohanty, P.K., Sahoo, A.K., Behera, P.K. and Das, P. (1989). Photosynthesis, transpiration, stomatal behaviour, macromolecule contents and dry matter production of Leucaena and Acacia under different levels of irrigation and nitrogen. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp.155-159. Singh Samant, P. K. and Das, P. (1989).The influence of temperature and photoperiod on growth, flowering and seed production of cineraria (Senecio cruentus DC.). Orissa J. Hort. , 17: 79-83. Rout, G. R., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1989) Induction of somatic embryogenesis in Rosa hybrida cv. Landora. Orissa J. Hort., 17(12): 46-49. Rout, G.R., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1989) Micropropagation of Rosa hybrida cv. Queen Elizabeth through in vitro culture of axillary buds. Orissa J. Hort., 17(1-2), 1-9. Rout, G. R., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1989) In vitro mass-scale propagation of Rosa hybrida cv. Landora. Curr. Sci., 58(1): 876-878. Panda, N., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1989) In vitro regeneration of Mussaenda erythrophylla cvs. Queen Sirikit and Rosea from callus cultures. Orissa J. Hort., 17(1-2):18-22. Das, A. G., Panda, P. C. and Das, P. (1989) Heavy metal levels in some shrubs and herbs along a major urban highway. Orissa J. Agri. Res., 2(3-4): 151-155.

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36. Panda, P. C., Misra, R. C. and Das, P.(1989). An inventory of the endemic and endangered flowering plants of Orissa. J. Orissa Bot. Soc. 11: 43-44. Das, P. (1989) Re-establishment of self-sustaining vegetation on mine wastes in monsoon climate of India. Orissa J. Hort., 17: 100-101. Singh Samant P. K. And Das P. (1988). Effect of environmental factors on growth and development in Dahlia variabilis. DESF (Annual). Orissa J. of Horticulture. Vol XVI (1 & 2), 23-28. Samal, R., Debata, B. K. & Das, P. (1988) In vitro mass multiplication of Dalbergia paniculata Roxb. through culture of dormant axillary buds. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp.127-131. Sahoo, A.K., Mohanty, P.K., Mallick, U.C. and Das, P. (1988) Effect of spacing on growth and biomass yield of Cassia siamea. Proc. Bioenergy Society of India, pp. 122-126. Sahoo, A.K., Panda, P.C., Mallick, U.C. and Das, P. (1988) Biomass potential and calorific efficiency of some common weeds of Bhubaneswar. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp. 241-243. Patri, S., Debata, B.K. and Das, P. (1988) Micropropagation of Simmondsia chinensis (Link.) Schneid. through nodal segment culture. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp. 250-254. Panda, P. C., Misra, R. C. and Das, P. (1988).Three additional legumes for the flora of Orissa. J. Econ. Tax. Bot., 12(2): 371-372. Mohanty, P. K., Sahoo, A. K., Rout, M.C., Mallick, U.C. and Das, P. (1988) Assessment of biomass potential of two exotic species (Sesbania formosa (F. Muell.) Burbidge and Calliandra calothyrsus Meissn.) under Bhubaneswar conditions. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp.269-274. Dash, G. C., Rout, M. C., Sahoo, A. K. and Das, P. (1988) A comparative study on biomass function for Samanea saman and Casuarina equisetifolia. Proc. Bioenergy Soc. Ind., pp. 264-268. Das, P., Bose, T.K. & Panda, S. (1985) Effect of time of sowing on growth, flowering and seed formation in china-aster
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(Callistephus chinensis Nees) cv. Ostrich plume white. Orissa J. Hort., 13: 82-94. 25. 24. Das, P. & Das, R.C. (1983). Odisee - a new Bougainvillea. Ind. Hort., 28(2), 1-2 & OUAT Research News, 2: 21. Das, P., Mitra, S.K. & Bose, T.K. (1983) Role of temperature and other climatic factors on growth, flowering and seed formation in carnation. Orissa J. Hort. 11(1 & 2): 14-20. Das, P., Panda, S. & Das, R. C. (1982) A noted cactus rootstock. Ind. Hort., 26(4): 17-18. Das, P. & Das R.C. (1982) A note on preliminary studies on the root system of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.). Orissa J. Hort., 10(2) : 29-30. Panda, S., Parida, G.N. & Das, P. (1981) Air-layering in grape (Vitis vinifera). Orissa J. Hort., 2(2): 44-45. Das, P. & Das, A.K. (1981) Effect of sequential plantings on growth, flowering and seed formation in snapdragon (Antirrhi-num majus L.). Orissa J. Hort. 9(1): 53-55. Das, P., Mukhopadhyay, T.P. & Mukhopadhyay, A. (1980) Effect of environment on growth and development in echium (Echium plantagenium Hort.). Orissa J. Hort. 8(1-2): 40-45. Bhattacharjee, S. K., Mukhopadhyay, T. P. & Das, P. (1980) Effect of nutrient on the growth and flowering of orchids.viz. Aerides multiflorum Reichb.f. and Dendrobium moschatum Wall. J. Res., 10(2): 24-29. Das, P., Lenka, P. C., Mahapatra, P., Patra, S. N. & Das, R. C. (1979) Quality planting materials through stem cuttings in spine gourd (Momordica dioica Roxb. ex Willd.). J. Res. 9(1-2): 119-121. Bhattacharjee, S. K. & Das, P. (1979) Studies on the effect of growth retardants and their interaction with auxin and gibber-ellin in some herbaceous ornamentals. Orissa J. Hort., 7 (1-2) : 19-27. Das, P. & Mukhopadhyay, A. (1979) Cacti are not difficult to grow; some suggestions. Orissa J. Hort., 4(1-2): 50- 56.

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11. Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (2002) In vitro studies of ginger: a review of recent progress. In: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plant, Vol.4Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (Govil, J.N., Anand Kumar, P and Singh, V.K; Eds), SCI TECH Pub., USA, pp. 307-326. 10. Rout, G.R. and Das, P. (2002) Role of growth regulators on Micropropagation of Medicinal Plants: A Review. In: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plant, Vol.4- Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering ( Govil, J.N., Anand Kumar, P and Singh, V.K; Eds), SCI TECH Pub., USA pp. 327-258, 9. Mishra, R.C. and Das, P. Forest-cover assessment in Orissa using remote sensing technique. In: Untamed Orissa: a journey to the wilds of Orissa, Wild Orissa, Bhubaneswar, pp. 1-12. Rout, G. R. & Das, P. Biotechnology of woody ornamentals. In: Biotechnology in Horticulture and plantation crops ( K. L. Chadha Ed.), ICAR, New Delhi , 1999, pp. 652-677. Rout, G. R & Das, P. Somatic embryogenesis in Simarouba glauca. In: Somatic embryogenesis in woody plants. (S. Mohan Jain, P. K. Gupta & R. J. Newton Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 1999, Vol. 4, pp. 369-385. Rout, G. R. & Das, P. Techniques of micropropagation in vitro. In: Propagation of tropical and sub-tropical horticultural crops (T. K. Bose, S. Mitra, M. K. Sadhu & P. Das Ed.), Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 1997, pp. 105-116. Yadav, L. K. & Das, P. Hibiscus. In: Propagation of tropical and sub-tropical horticultural crops (T. K. Bose, S. Mitra, M. K. Sadhu & P. Das Ed.), Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 1997, pp. 760-767. Yadav, L. K. & Das, P. Bougainvillea. In: Propagation of tropical and sub-tropical horticultural crops (T. K. Bose, S. Mitra, M. K. Sadhu & P. Das Ed.), Naya Prokash, Calcutta , 1997, pp. 751-759. Panda, P.C. & Das, P. Genetic resources of cacti and other succulents. In: Advances in Horticulture, Vol.12 (Ornamental Crops), (K.L. Chadha & S.K. Bhattacharjee Ed.), Malhotra Publishing House, New Delhi , 1995, pp.243-266.
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2. Das, P. & Panda, P.C. Protected cultivation of cacti and other succulents. In:Advances in Horticulture, Vol.12 (Ornamental Crops), (K.L. Chadha & S.K. Bhattacharjee Ed.), Malhotra Publishing House, New Delhi , 1995, pp.819-851. Das, P. & Singh Samant, P.K. Gerbera. In: Commercial Flowers (T. K. Bose & L. K. Yadav Ed.), Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 1989, pp. 601-622. Bose, T. K., Yadav, L.P., Pal, P., Das, P. and Parthasarathy, V.A. (Eds.). Commercial Flowers. Vol. 1 pp.653, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 2002. (ISBN No. 81-85421-75-7) Parthasarathy, V.A., Bose, T. K. and Das, P. (Eds.). Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops. Vol. 3 pp.453, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 2001. (ISBN No. 81-85421-62-5) Das, P., Panda, P. C. & Das, A. B. New Cactus Cultivars. 1999. (ISBN No. 81-900920-2-2) Parthasarathy, V.A., Bose, T. K., Das, P., Mitra, S. K.& Mohandas, S. (Eds.). Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops. Vol. 1, pp. 680, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 2001. (ISBN No. 81-85421-60-9) Bose, T. K., Maity, R. G., Dhua, G. S. & Das, P. (Eds.). Floriculture and Landscaping. pp.700, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 1998. (ISBN No. 81-85421-31-5) Bose, T. K., Das, P. & Maity, G. G. Trees of the World. Vol. I, pp.532 , Regional Plant Resource Centre, Bhubaneswar, 1998. (ISBN No. 81-900920-0-6) Bose, T. K., Bhattacharjee, S. K., Das, P. & Basak, U. C. (Eds.). Orchids of India (Revised Edition), pp. 600, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 1998. (ISBN No. 81-85421-34-X) Bose, T. K., Kabir, J., Das, P. & Roy, P. P. (Eds.). Tropical Horticulture, Vol. II, pp. 750, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 1998. (ISBN No. 81-85421-32-3) Bose, T. K., Mitra, S. K., Sadhu, M. K. & Das, P. (Eds.). Propagation of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Horticultural Crops. (Revised and enlarged edition), pp. 824, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, 1997. (ISBN No. 81-85421-28-5)
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