Dr. Debasish Mohapatra

Room No. - Biotechnology Wing-05

debasish2050@gmail.com

8270213676

Dr. Debasish Mohapatra has completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, and is currently serving as Guest Faculty in the Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha. His doctoral thesis is based on the bioremediation of insecticide which mainly included organophosphate (malathion and parathion) insecticide using the fungus Aspergillus niger. His work focused on the selecting a common soil fungus which has the ability to degrade the selected pesticides and enhance its ability to degrade the pesticides by developing a tolerant strain from the wild type which has better degradation ability. The tolerant strain obtained was used to developed a fungal preparation with a suitable carrier for long time preservation and transport of the fungus to be applied in the agricultural field to enhance the degradation of the pesticide residue in the field condition. He has 9 research papers in national and international journals, and also has one patent applied. He has more than 12 national conference participation and attended 1 workshops/training programs.  He also got selected and successfully completed BCIL (Biotech Industrial Training Program) 2012 organised by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, New Delhi. Received the Prof. B. P. Choudhury Memorial Award” for Best Oral Presentation, by Odisha Botanical Society in 2015 at 4Oth Annual Conference organized by Fakir Mohan University, Balasore. Got the Second Prize in Poster Competition during National Conference on Emerging Trends in Plant Science Research (ETPSR-2020) held at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack.

Selected Publications

  • Pattanaik S, Mohapatra PK., Mohapatra D., Swain S, Panda CR and Dash PK (2022). The Interaction of Seasons and Biogeochemical Properties of Water Regulate the Air–Water CO2 Exchanges in Two Major Tropical Estuaries, Bay of Bengal (India). Life. 12(10). 1536. https://doi.org/10.3390/life12101536
  • Mohapatra D, Rath SK, and Mohapatra, P. K. (2022). Soil fungi for bioremediation of pesticide toxicants: a perspective. Geomicrobiology Journal. 39(3-5). 352-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2021.2019855
  • Behera B, Behera S, Shasmita, Mohapatra D, Barik DP, and Naik SK. (2021). Regeneration of plants from alginate-encapsulated axenic nodal segments of Paederia foetida-A medicinally important and vulnerable plant species. Journal of Plant Biotechnology. 48(4). 255-263. https://doi.org/10.5010/JPB.2021.48.4.255
  • Mohapatra D, Rath SK and Mohapatra PK (2021). Evaluating a preparation of malathion‐tolerant Aspergillus niger MRU01 for accelerated removal of four organophosphorus insecticides. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 96(6). 1603-1610. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6679.
  • Shasmita, Mohapatra D, Mohapatra PK, Naik SK, Mukherjee AK (2019) Priming with salicylic acid induces defense against bacterial blight disease by modulating rice plant photosystem II and antioxidant enzymes activity. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 108 (2019). 101427. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2019.101427.
  • Group
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Teaching

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  • Microbiology
  •   Mycology
  •   Bioremediation
  • Environmental Biotechnolog
  •  Plant Biotechnology

 

  • Pattanaik S, Mohapatra PK., Mohapatra D., Swain S, Panda CR and Dash PK (2022). The Interaction of Seasons and Biogeochemical Properties of Water Regulate the Air–Water CO2 Exchanges in Two Major Tropical Estuaries, Bay of Bengal (India). Life. 12(10). 1536. https://doi.org/10.3390/life12101536
  • Mohapatra D, Rath SK, and Mohapatra, P. K. (2022). Soil fungi for bioremediation of pesticide toxicants: a perspective. Geomicrobiology Journal. 39(3-5). 352-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2021.2019855
  • Behera B, Behera S, Shasmita, Mohapatra D, Barik DP, and Naik SK. (2021). Regeneration of plants from alginate-encapsulated axenic nodal segments of Paederia foetida-A medicinally important and vulnerable plant species. Journal of Plant Biotechnology. 48(4). 255-263. https://doi.org/10.5010/JPB.2021.48.4.255
  • Mohapatra D, Rath SK and Mohapatra PK (2021). Evaluating a preparation of malathion‐tolerant Aspergillus niger MRU01 for accelerated removal of four organophosphorus insecticides. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 96(6). 1603-1610. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6679. 
  • Shasmita, Mohapatra D, Mohapatra PK, Naik SK, Mukherjee AK (2019) Priming with salicylic acid induces defense against bacterial blight disease by modulating rice plant photosystem II and antioxidant enzymes activity. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 108 (2019). 101427. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2019.101427.
  • Mohapatra D, Rath S.K. and Mohapatra P.K. (2018). The growth and biochemical responses of Aspergillus niger to treatment of malathion. Plant Science Research 40(1&2). 01-06. ISSN 0972-8546.
  • Mohapatra D, Rath S.K and Mohapatra P.K (2018). Bioremediation of insecticide by white rot fungus and its environmental relevance. In: Prasad R (eds) Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability. Fungal Biology. Springer, Cham pp. 181-212.
  • Mohapatra D, Singh N.R. and Rath S.K. (2018) Prospects and application of Azospirillum as a natural agricultural biofertilizer. In: Kumar P, Patra JK and Chandra P (eds) Advances in Microbial Biotechnology. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), pp. 153-174.
  • Mohapatra D, Singh N.R. and Rath S.K. (2017) Recent Advances in Natural Product from Macro Fungus: A Territory Unexplored. In: Panda SK (eds) Recent Advances in Natural Products. Studium Press Llc. USA. pp. 501-522.
  • Mohapatra D, Singh N.R. and Rath S.K. (2017) Anti-Glycation Agents/Products from Natural Sources: A Path Unexplored. In: Patra JK, Ratha SK and Jayabalan S (eds) Natural Products in Food Prospects and Application. Studium Press Llc. USA. pp. 383-400.
  • Mohapatra D, Rath S.K. and Mohapatra P.K. (2016). Biodegradation of insecticides and herbicides by Aspergillus species: A review. Plant Science Research 38(1&2). 23-29. ISSN 0972-8546.
  • Mohapatra D, Singh N.R. and Rath S.K. (2015) Methods for Identification and Conservation of Macro Fungus: A Probable Global Food. International Journal of Biological Sciences and Engineering. 6(1): 16-23.

 

  • Under Graduate:
  • .Genetics
  • Biostatics
  • Post Graduate:
  • Genetics
  • Biomolecules
  • Macromolecules
  • Immunology
  • Instrumentation and Computational Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Microbial
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology