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CURRICULUM VITAE

Mailing address
Prof. (Mrs.) Santi Lata Sahoo, M.Sc, Ph.D.
Head, P.G. Department of Botany,
Utkal University, Vani Vihar,
Bhubaneswar-751004, Odisha, India.
Mob: +91-9438363141/9937062620
Email: santi_bot_uu@yahoo.co.in
Permanent address
Plot No.: 796, Krishna Kutir
Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751013, Odisha, India.

Educational Qualification

• Ph.D. IN BOTANY, 1983. Department of Botany, Rajasthan University, Jaipur,
Rajasthan, India.
SUPERVISOR: Prof. S.C. Jain, Department of Botany, Rajasthan University,
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
RESEARCH TITLE: “Studies on Primary and Secondary Metabolites of Some
Selected Medicinal Plants in vivo and in vitro.”
• MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BOTANY, 1977. P.G. Department of Botany, Utkal
University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Division - 1st Class.

Area of Specialization

• Plant Tissue Culture
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology

Research and Teaching Experience

Research and Teaching Experience: 31 Years

Duration Designation Place of work
2011-till date Professor & Head P.G. Department of Botany,
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
2007-till date Professor P.G. Department of Botany,
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
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1999- 2007 Reader P.G. Department of Botany,
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
1990-1999 Lecturer, Senior scale P.G. Department of Botany,
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
1985-1990 Lecturer P.G. Department of Botany,
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
1988-1989 Post-Doctoral Fellow Bhaba Atomic Research Centre,
Mumbai.
1983-1985 Research Assistant P.G. Department of Botany,
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
1978-1982 Junior Research Fellow Department of Botany,
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur,
Rajastan.

List of Ph.D. and M. Phil. Students

• No. of Ph.D. students : 19
Ph.D. Awarded : 08
Thesis submitted : 03
Registered : 08
• No. of M. Phil. Students : 35
Awards and Honours

• P.G. Merit scholarship for two years (1975-77) during M.Sc. in Botany.
• Junior Research Fellowship by Central Council of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha
(1979-1981).
• National Research Associate, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (1988-
89).
• Scientist of the year-National Environmental Science Academy, 2004.
Refresher Course, Training and Workshop Attended

Title of the program Year Duration
Training on Genetic manipulation (DST sponsored) at IICB,
Kolkata.
1983 3 weeks
Training on Genetic manipulation of plant protoplast, JNU,
New Delhi (DST sponsored).
1985 3 weeks
Training on Plant tissue culture for micro propagation,
somaclonal variation and protoplast technology for plant
improvement, NCL, Pune (DBT sponsored).
1988 2 weeks
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Post Doctorial Fellow (research associateship) training on
cloning of β-endotoxin genes of Bacillus thuringiensis at
BARC, BOMBAY (DBT National associateship).
1989 6 months
U.G.C sponsored refresher course in Botany conducted in
collaboration with P.G. Deptt. of Botany, Utkal University.
1998 4 weeks
U.G.C sponsored refresher course in Botany conducted by
Academic staff college, Utkal University.
2001 3 weeks
Workshop on Financial management and audit sensitization
sponsored by DST Govt. of India, New Delhi.
2010 1 week

Membership of Societies

• Life member of Orissa Botanical Society, 1983.
• Life member of Indian Botanical Society, 1997.
• Life member of Yogoda Satsang Society, 1997.
• Life member of National Academy of Sciences, 1998.
• Life member of National Environmental Science Academy, 2004.
• Secretary, Alumni Association, P.G. Dept. of Botany, Utkal University, 2005 to
2011.
• Secretary, Teacher’s Council, Department of Botany, Utkal University, 2000-
2011.
• Advisor, Parijatak Seminar, Department of Botany, Utkal University, 2005-2011.
• Associate Course Coordinator, M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology, Department of
Botany, Utkal University, 2007-2010.
• Associate Coordinator, DRS Phase II, Department of Botany, Utkal University,
2009-2012.
• Course Coordinator, M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology, Department of Botany,
Utkal University, 2012-till date.
• Coordinator DRS Phase III, Department of Botany, Utkal University, 2012-till
date.
• Member, IQAC, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 2012-till date.
• Chairperson, SRC, Botany, Department of Botany, Utkal University, 2011-till
date.
• Chairperson, SRC, Environmental Science, Department of Botany, Utkal
University, 2011-till date.





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Principal Investigator of Research Projects

Sl.
No.
Project Title Funding Agency Duration of
the project
Total amount
sanctioned
1. Tissue Culture of medicinal
plants
UGC (minor project) 1999-2000
(1 year)
Rs. 20,000.00
2. Regulation and Expression of
Antioxidant Enzymes and
Comparative Study on Metal
Detection of Withania
somnifera L. and Abutilon
indicum L. in Response to
Various Metal Stress.
UGC-DAE CSR,
Kolkata Centre
Collaborative
Research Schemes,
Kolkata.
(2009-2012)
3 years
Rs.4,50,600.00
3. In vitro Conservation and
Antioxidant Study of Withania
somnifera L. (Ashwagandha),
Indian Ginseng.
Department of science
and technology,
Government of Orissa,
Bhubaneswar.
(2009-2012)
3 years
Rs.7,28,000.00
4. Study of flora and Fauna
diversity in the captive coal
block Utkal B2 in Talcher Coal
field, Odisha
Monnet Ispat and
Energy Ltd., Anugul,
Odisha
(2012-2013)
06 months
Rs.5,57,700.00

List of Publications

Research paper published Research paper published Research paper published Research paper published in 1981 in 1981 in 1981 in 1981

1. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1981). Solanum verbascifolium L., Suspension cultures
Part 1: Production of steroidal sapogenins and steroidal glycoalkaloids. Phamazie. 36:
715- 716.

2. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1981). Growth and production of steroidal sapogenins and
glycoalkaloids in Solanum jasminoides Paxt. Agric. Biol. Chem. 45: 2909- 2910.

3. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1981). Isolation and characterization of steroidal
sapogenins and glycoalkaloids from tissue cultures of Solanum verbascifolium. Linn.
Chem. Pharm. Bull. 29: 1965-1967.

4. JAIN S.C., KHANNA P. and SAHOO S.L. (1981). Solanum jasminoides Paxt., Tissue
cultures. I. Production of steroidal sapogenins and glycoalkaloids. J. Nat. Prod. 44: 125 –
126.
Rese Rese Rese Research paper published in 1982 arch paper published in 1982 arch paper published in 1982 arch paper published in 1982

5. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1982). Flavonoid profile in Solanum species, in vivo and
in vitro. 5
th
International congress of plant tissue and cell culture held at Tokyo, Japan,
July 11
th
– 16
th
.
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6. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1982). Cumulative effect of various factors of growth and
production of secondary metabolites in tissue cultures of Solanum species. 23
rd
Annual
Meeting of the Amer. Soc. of Pharmacognosy Symposium, 1
st
– 6
th
. August Pittsburgh,
USA.

Research paper published in Research paper published in Research paper published in Research paper published in 1983 1983 1983 1983

7. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1983). Effect of various nitrogenous sources on growth
and production of sreroids and steroidal glycoalkaloids of Solanun species tissue cultures.
Plant physiology. 10 (Special volume): 59-64.


Research paper published in Research paper published in Research paper published in Research paper published in 1986 1986 1986 1986

8. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1986). Isolation of steroids and glycoalkaloids from
Solanum glaucophyllum. Desf. Pharmazie. 41(11): 820-821.

Research paper published in 1987 Research paper published in 1987 Research paper published in 1987 Research paper published in 1987

9. JAIN S.C. and SAHOO S.L. (1987). Isolation of steroids and glycoalkaloids from seeds
and seedling callus of Solanum glaucophyllum Desf. Tissue culture . Cell Chor. Res.
10:104-109.

Research paper published in 1995 Research paper published in 1995 Research paper published in 1995 Research paper published in 1995

10. JAIN S.C., SAHOO S.L. and Vijayvergia R. (1995). Influence of light on growth and
production of steroids and glycoalkaloids in Solanum species in vivo and in vitro. I. J.
Pharmaceutical sciences. 57 (3): 100-101.

Research paper published in 1998 Research paper published in 1998 Research paper published in 1998 Research paper published in 1998

11. SAHOO S.L., DAS R. and JAIN S.C. (1998). Effect of growth regulators on steroidal
sapogenins and glycoalkaloids in tissue culture of Soalnum jasminoides. Hamdard
Medicus. XLII: 99-103.

Research paper published in 1999 Research paper published in 1999 Research paper published in 1999 Research paper published in 1999

12. SAHOO S.L., DAS R. and JAIN S.C. (1999). Influence of cholesterol on growth and
production of diosgenin and solasodine from Solanum jasminoides and Solanum
verbascifolium suspension cultures. J. Medicinal Aromatic Plants. 21: 668- 671.

Research paper published in 2001 Research paper published in 2001 Research paper published in 2001 Research paper published in 2001

13. RAY S.S., SAHOO S.L. and DAS R. (2001). In vitro propagation of endangered
medicinal plants. Edited by S. Sahoo, D.B. Ramesh, Y.R. Rao, B.K. Debata and V.N.
Mishra, Pp: 272-274. Allied Publishers ltd., New Delhi-110064. India.

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Research paper published in 2002 Research paper published in 2002 Research paper published in 2002 Research paper published in 2002

14. PRADHAN B., RAY S.S., DAS R. and SAHOO S.L. (2002). Growth parameters of
Bacopa monnieri as influenced by crusher dust, fly ash, soil and their combinations.
Plant sci. Res. 24(1&2): 34-37.

15. RAY S.S., PRADHAN B., SAHOO S.L. and DAS R. (2002). Application of industrial
wastes for growth of medicinal and aromatic plant Artemissia nilagirica. Edited by S.
Sahoo, D.B. Ramesh, Y.R. Rao, B.K. Debata and V.N. Mishra, pp 168-172. Allied
Publishers ltd., New Delhi-110064. India.

Research paper published in 2005 Research paper published in 2005 Research paper published in 2005 Research paper published in 2005

16. BEHERA M., SAHOO S.L. and THATOI H.N. (2005). Comparison of effect of growth
hormones on a medicinal plant Bacopa monnieri L. in vitro. Research J. of
Biotechnology 3(2): 20-25.

17. SAHOO S.L. and MOHANTY S. (2005). Micropropagation and multiple shoot
formation from germinated seedlings of Withania Somnifera (Indian Ginseng),
Proceedings of National Symposium of PTCA: Plant Boitech New Frontiers: 184-189.

18. SAHOO S.L. and PANI A. (2005). Effect of crusher dust and fly ash on the growth
parameters of medicinal plants (Artemisia nilagirica). Plant sci. Res. 27(1&2): 50-54.

Research paper published in 2008 Research paper published in 2008 Research paper published in 2008 Research paper published in 2008

19. BEHERA K. K. and SAHOO S.L. (2008). Floristic and Medicinal uses of some plants of
Chandaka denudated forest patches of Bhubaneswar Orissa, Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12:
1043-53.

20. BEHERA K.K., SAHOO S.L. and PRUSTI A.B. (2008). Effect of plant growth regulator
on in vitro micro propagation of Bitter Yam (Dioscorea hispida Dennst.). International
Journal of Integrative Biology. Vol.4 (1): 50-54.

21. MISHRA S., SAHOO S.L. and DAS R. (2008). Urban solid-waste management: a case
study of Bhubaneswar (Orissa). Bull. Env. Sci. 27(2): 203-211.

22. MISHRA S., SAHOO S.L. and DAS R. (2008). Waste water treatment in pulp and paper
industry: a case study to show the treatability study of J.K. Paper Ltd., Rayagada. Bull.
Env. Sci. 27(2): 137-140.

23. NAYAK A, SAHOO S.L. and MISHRA A. (2008). Effect of Relative humidity on
nature of Mycobial contamination on Pongamia seed under storage Plant Sc. Res. 30
(1&2): 75-78.

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24. ROUT J.R., DAS R., SAHOO S.L. and PRUSTI A.B. (2008). Pharmaceutical Evaluation
of Elephantous scaber, Linn., Souvenir, National Seminar on Common Medicinal Plants
and their use, Banki (Auto) College, Cuttack, Orissa. 35-38.

25. ROUT J.R., SAHU D.K, SAHOO S., KANUNGO S., DAS R. and SAHOO S.L. (2008).
Antifungal activities of Extracts of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. and Plumbago
zeylanica Linn. Against Aspergillus species. Plant Sc. Res. 30 (1&2): 61-64.
26. SETHI B.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2008). Similipal-The divine Treasure. In Biosphere
reserve Information service. RPRC Journal.
27. SETHI B.K., DAS R., MISHRA, B. and SAHOO S.L. (2008). Cellulose Degrading
Activity of Six Aspergillus Fungi. National Seminar on Removal of Soil Pollutants by
Microbes. Department of Applied Microbiology & Botany, Utkal University,
Bhubaneswar.29
th
March, 2008.
Research paper published in 2009 Research paper published in 2009 Research paper published in 2009 Research paper published in 2009

28. BEHERA K. K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). An Efficient Method of Micropropagtion of
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc. cv. Suprava and Suruchi) Through in vitro Rhizome
Bud culture. Indian J. Plant physiology. 14(2):162-168.

29. BEHERA K. K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). Effect of plant growth regulator on
micropropagtion of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) cv. Suprava and Suruchi.
International J.of Agriculture and Technology. 5(2): 271-280.

30. BEHERA K. K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). Rapid in vitro micro propagation of Sugar cane
(Saccharum officinarum L.cv. Nayana) through callus culture. Nature and Science.
7(4):1-10.

31. BEHERA K.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). In vitro micropropagation of Colocasia
esculenta (L) Schott. (cv. Local-Jhankhri) through corm sprouts. (Orissa Journal of
Horticulture, OUAT).

32. BEHERA K.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). In vitro multiplication of Chlorophytum
borivilianum Sant. et Fernand through shoot apex.(Orissa Journal of Horticulture,
OUAT).

33. BEHERA K.K., MAHARANA T., SAHOO S.L. and PRUSTI A.B. (2009). Biochemical
Quantification of protein, Fat, Starch, Crude fibre, Ash and Dry matter content in
different Collection of Greater Yam (Dioscorea alata L.) found in Orissa. Nature and
Science. 7(7): 24-32.
34. BEHERA K.K., PANI D., SAHOO S.L., MAHARANA, T. and SETHI B.K. (2009).
Effect of GA
3
and Urea Treatments on Improvement of Microtuber Production and
Productivity of Different types of Planting Material in Greater Yam (Dioscorea alata
L.)., Not. Bot. Hort. Agrobot. Cluj. 37 (1): 81-84.
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35. BEHERA K.K., SAHOO S.L. and PRUSTI A.B. (2009). Micropropagation of Greater
Yam (Dioscorea alata L. cv.Hatikhujia) Through Vine Nodes. J. Root Crops.

36. BEHERA K.K., SAHOO S.L. and PRUSTI A.B. (2009). Relative Agronomic performance
of different Dioscorea species found in different parts of Orissa. Nature and Science.
7(3):25-35.

37. BEHERA K.K., SAHOO S.L., MAHARANA T. and PANI D. (2009). Response of Vine
cuttings to Rooting in Different months in Three Dioscorea species Nature and Science.
7(12):48-51.

38. BEHERA K.K., SAHOO S.L., MAHARANA T. and PRUSTI A.B. (2009). Performance
of Rooted Cuttings of Greater Yam (Dioscorea alata L.) Planted in Pre-winter. Nature
and Science. 7(12):44-47.

39. BEHERA P. M., SETHI B. K., ROUT J. R., MISHRA R. R., PANI D., PADHY S. and
SAHOO S.L. (2009). In Silico Biology of HIV-1 in the Lane of POL genes. Proceedings
of the National Seminar on Industrially Important Microbes and their Biosafety,
2009: pp.27-36.

40. BEHERA P.M., SETHI B.K., BEHERA K.K., PANI D and SAHOO S.L. (2009).
Computational Analysis of POL Gene of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-
1). Not. Bot. Hort. Agrobot. Cluj 37 (2): 264-269.

41. BEHERA. K.K., SAHOO S.L. and PRUSTI A.B. (2009). Efficient in vitro
Micropropagation of Greater Yam (Dioscorea alata L. cv. Hinjilicatu) Through Nodal
vine Explant. Indian J. Plant physiology. 14(3): 250-256.

42. BEHERA. K.K., SAHOO S.L. and PRUSTI A.B. (2009). Regeneration of Plantlet of
Water Yam (Dioscorea oppositifoliaa L.) through In vitro Culture from Nodal Segments.
Not. Bot. Hort. Agrobot. Cluj. 37 (1): 94-102.

43. DAS P., SAHOO S.L., SAHOO D. and DAS R. (2009). Phallua indusiata Rent and Pera
(Basidiomycetes) a new generic record for Eastern Ghats of India. J. Threaten Taxa.
44. ROUT J.R., DAS R., PRUSTI A.B. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). Effects of Scarification,
Cold Stratification and Gibberellic Acid Treatment on Germination of Elephantopus
scaber L. Seeds, Amer-Eurasian J. Agri. & Environ. Sci. 6(6): 689-691.

45. ROUT J.R., MISHRA M., DAS R. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). In vitro Micropropagation
of Abutilon indicum L., through Leaf Explants. Plant Tissue Cul. & Biotech. 19(2): 177-
184.

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46. SAHOO S.L., ROUT J.R. and DAS R. (2009). Effect of Copper on Growth parameters
and Catalase Activity of Withania somnifera L., Attenuation of Stress Impacts on Plants.
H.K.Patra, Eds.: 92-98.
47. SETHI B. K., ROUT J. R., BEHERA P. M., PANI D., NANDA P.K., DAS R. and
SAHOO S.L. (2009). Protease activity and growth characteristics of Aspergillus sydowii.
Proceedings of the National Seminar on Industrially Important Microbes and their
Biosafety: 7-14.

48. SETHI B.K., SINGH L.P., ROUT J.R., DAS R., NANDA P.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009).
Bioremoval of Chromium by Five Aspergillus species Attenuation of Stress Impacts on
Plants. H.K. Patra, Eds.: 89-91.

Research paper published in 2010 Research paper published in 2010 Research paper published in 2010 Research paper published in 2010

49. BALIARSINGH A.K., ROUT J.R., SAHOO S.L. and SAMANTA L. (2010). Effect of
plant growth regulators on callogenesis and organogenesis of Artemisia nilagirica (Cl.)
Pamp. Environmental Stress Impacts on Plants. H.K. Patra, Eds. pp. 117-123.
50. DAS N.P., ROUT J.R., SAHOO S.L. and MISHRA P.K. (2010). Changes in
biochemical constituents in betel leaf (Piper betle L.) during storage using babana leaves.
Plant Sci. Res. (32): 119-126.
51. MISHRA S., SAHOO S.L. and DAS. R. (2010). Evaluation of drinking water quality in
and around Nalco, Angul Area with special Reference to Fluoride Levels and Its Effects
in Human Health. International Journal on Chemical Science. 1(1): 1-12.

52. MISHRA S., SAHOO S.L. and DAS. R. (2010). Water quality analysis. The Bulletin on
Nicco Park Lake and its effects on public health. International Journal on Environmental
Science. Vol. 1(1): 57-64.

53. MOHANTY S., JOSHI R.K., SUBUDHI E., SAHOO S.L. and NAYAK S. (2010).
Assessment of genetic stability of micropropagated C. cresia through cytophotometric
and molecular analysis. Cytologia.

54. ROUT J.R., KANUNGO S., DAS R. and SAHOO S.L. (2010). In vivo protein Profiling
and Catalase Activity of Plumbago zeylanica L., Nature and Science. 8 (1): 87-90.
55. SETHI B. K., ACHARYA S. and SAHOO S.L. (2010). Mushrooms: Meal Fillers or
Killer Meals. Sabujima.18: 3-7.
56. SETHI B.K., BHUYAN P.K., ROUT S., NANDA, P.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2010).
Synthesis of biotechnologically relevant amylase from wheat bran using native isolates of
Aspergillus tamarii. Plant Sci. Res. 32: 81-86.

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57. SETHI B.K., KANUNGO S., ROUT J.R., NANDA P.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2010).
Effect of Chromium on Mucor species and optimization of growth conditions. Nature and
Science. 8 (4): 29-32.

Research paper published in 2011 Research paper published in 2011 Research paper published in 2011 Research paper published in 2011

58. DAS P., KAR M. and SAHOO S.L. (2011). In vitro hormone-regulated growth and
floral induction of Cuscuta reflexa: a parasitic angiosperm. Acta Physiol. Plant. 33: 1031-
1035.

59. HANSDAH B., MOHAPATRA P. K. and SAHOO S. L. (2011). Micropropagation of
Gymnema sylvestre R. Br. through in vitro culture of axillary and apical buds. Plant Sci.
Res. 33: 52-57.
60. JENA M., SAHOO S.L. and SAHOO R.K. (2011). Some Ethno Medicinal Plants for the
Treatment of Common Health Problems in Mayurbhanj District, Orissa. New York
Science Journal: 4(4): 87-92.

61. KANUNGO S. and SAHOO S.L. (2011). Direct Organogenesis of Withania somnifera
L. from apical bud. International Research Journal of Biotechnology. 2(3): 58-61.

62. MOHANTY S., PANDA M.K., SAHOO S.L. and NAYAK S. (2011). Stable
propagation of Z. rubens an endemic medicinal plant and genetic assessment by RAPD &
ISSR marker. Biologia Plantarum. 55(1): 16-20.
63. PANI D. and SAHOO S.L. (2011). Comparative study of protein and antioxidative
enzyme profile in leaf tissues of in vitro raised plants of Abrus precatorius L. (Indian
Liquorice). Plant Sci. Res. 33:27-33.
64. ROUT J.R., SAHOO S.L., ROY S.S., SETHI B.K. and DAS R. (2011). Standardization
of an efficient protocol for in vitro clonal propagation of Bacopa monnieri L. - an
important medicinal Plant. J. Agril. Technol. 7(2): 289-299.

65. ROUT J.R., SAHOO S.L. and DAS R. (2011). An attempt to conserve Withania
somnifera (l.) Dunal - a highly essential medicinal plant, through in vitro callus culture.
Pakistan J. Botany. 43(4): 1837-1842.

66. SAHOO R.K., SAHOO S.L. and JENA M., (2011). Anti-Malarial Plants Used by
Traditional Healers in Mayurbhanj District, Orissa. Trade science Inc.

Research paper published in 2012 Research paper published in 2012 Research paper published in 2012 Research paper published in 2012

67. HANSDAH B., MOHAPATRA P. K. and SAHOO S. L. (2012). Effect of different
growth hormones on callogenesis in Gymnema sylvestre R. Br.: an important antidiabetic
plant. In: Patra H. K. (ed.) Plant and Stress Management. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar,
India. pp. 9-14.
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68. KANUNGO S., NAHAK G., SAHOO S.L and SAHU R.K. (2012). Antioxidant
Activity and phytochemical evaluation of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. in vivo and in
vitro. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci. 4(Suppl.4): 522-526.
69. KANUNGO S., PRADHAN C., SAHOO S.L and SAHU R.K. (2012). Role of
auxins in the in vitro rooting and micropropagation of Holarrhena antidysenterica
Wall., a woody aromatic medicinal plant, through nodal explants from mature
trees. J. Med. Plants Res. 6 (31): 4660-4666.
70. KANUNGO S., SAHOO S.L. and SAHU R.K. (2012). Development of a
simplified protocol for in vitro propagation of a valuable medicinal plant
Plumbago zeylanica Linn. through nodal explants found in Odisha, India. J. Med.
Plants Res. 6 (13): 2627-2632.
71. ROUT J.R. and SAHOO S.L. (2012). Withania somnifera L. Dunal: A review.
Proceedings of the UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on ‘New Frontiers in plant
Science Research for Sustainable Development’. Pp. 276-283.
72. ROUT J.R. and SAHOO S.L. (2012). Morphological and protein profile alterations in
Withania somnifera L. with response to iron stress. Indian J.L.Sci.2 (1): 21-25.
73. SETHI B.K., NANDA P.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2012). Biodiversity and seasonal
distribution of fungal species in some soils of Odisha. Plant Sci. Res. 34 (1&2): 10-16.
74. SETHI B.K., ROUT J.R., DAS R., NANDA P.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2012). Lipase
production by Aspergillus terreus using mustard seed oil cake as a carbon source. Ann.
Microbiol. DOI 10.1007/s13213-012-0467-y.
Research paper Research paper Research paper Research papers ss s in press in press in press in press
75. KANUNGO S., SAHU R.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2013). Standardization of
protocol for in vitro callogenesis and comparative analysis of metabolites between
in vivo and in vitro tissues of Holarrhena antidysenterica W. and Plumbago
zeylanica L. Biohelica (Accepted).
76. ROUT JR, RAM SS, DAS R, CHAKRABORTY A, SUDARSHAN M and SAHOO
SL (2013). Copper-stress induced alterations in protein profile and antioxidant enzymes
activities in the in vitro grown Withania somnifera L. Physiology and Molecular Biology
of Plants. (Accepted).
77. SETHI B.K., NANDA P.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2013). Characterization of
biotechnologically relevant extracellular lipase produced by a native isolates of
Aspergillus terreus using mustard oil cake as substrate. Biotechnology. (Accepted).

78. SETHI B.K., NANDA P.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2013). Isolation, identification and
conservation of potent hydrolase producer from different soils of Odisha, India. Int. J.
Pharm. Bio Sci. 4(2): (B) __ - __(R). (Accepted).
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79. KANUNGO S., ROUT J.R. and SAHOO S.L. (2013). Screening for antioxidant
enzyme activities in Withania somnifera L. in vitro and in vivo grown explants.
Communicated to Iran J. Biotechnol.
80. ROUT J.R. and SAHOO S.L. (2013). Antioxidant enzyme gene expression in response
to copper stress in Withania somnifera L. Plant Growth Regulation.
81. ROUT J.R., RAM S.S., DAS R., CHAKRABORTY A., SUDARSHAN M. and
SAHOO S.L. (2013). Alterations of active oxygen scavenging enzymes and elemental
analysis by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer in Abutilon
indicum L. subjected to copper stress. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
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1. RAY S.S., SAHOO S.L. and DAS R. (2001). In vitro propagation of endangered
medicinal plants. Edited by S. Sahoo, D.B. Ramesh, Y.R. Rao, B.K. Debata and V.N.
Mishra, Pp: 272-274. Allied Publishers Ltd., New Delhi-110064. India.

2. RAY S.S., PRADHAN B., SAHOO S.L. and DAS R. (2002). Application of industrial
wastes for growth of medicinal and aromatic plant Artemissia nilagirica. Edited by S.
Sahoo, D.B. Ramesh, Y.R. Rao, B.K. Debata and V.N. Mishra, pp 168-172. Allied
Publishers Ltd., New Delhi-110064. India.

3. SAHOO S.L. (2006). Application of industrial wastes for growth of medicinal and
aromatic plant Bacopa monnieri. Edited by Prof. P.C. Trivedi, Chapter 10, pp: 169-178.
Aavishkar Publishers, Distributors, Jaipur-302003, Rajasthan, India.

4. MOHANTY S. and SAHOO S.L. (2006). Evaluation of medicinal plant Withania
somnifera grown in fly ash amended soil. Edited by Dr. Jasbir Bagga pp: 15-21.

5. BEHERA K.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2008). Mayurbhanj, the Biodiversity Granaries of
Orissa. Bio-diversity Impact and Assessment. Edited by Prof. P.C. Trivedi chapter-3, pp:
25-45., Pointer publishers, Jaipur-302003(Raj.) India.

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6. BEHERA KK and SAHOO S.L. (2008). Role of Biotechnology in plant Tissue culture.
Biotechnology, Tissue Culture to Proteomics. Edited by Prof. P.C. Trivedi Chapter-1, pp:
1-21., Pointer publishers, Jaipur-302003(Raj.) India.

7. CHAND P.K., SAHOO S.L. and SATPATHY K.B. (2008). Tissue culture studies on
some important medicinal plants of Orissa. In. conservation, cultivation and utilization of
medicinal plants. Ed by R.K. Sahoo, Biocare India group, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 148-163.

8. BEHERA K.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). Role of Biotechnology in plant Tissue culture.
In. Biotechnology, Tissue Culture to Proteomics. Edited by Prof. P.C.Trivedi Chapter-1,
pp :1-21., Pointer publishers, Jaipur-302003, Rajasthan, India.

9. BEHERA K.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2009). Mayurbhanj the Biodiversity Granaries of
Orissa. Bio-diversity Impact and Assesment. Edited by Prof. P. C. Trivedi chapter-5, pp:
105-117., Pointer publishers, Jaipur-302003, Rajasthan, India.

10. DASH P.K., SAHOO S.L., SAHOO D.K., AND MOHAPATRA P.P. (2009).
Biodiversity of Mangrove Ecosystems of Orissa and its Conservation with Special
Reference to Bhitarakanika National Park. Edited by Prof. P. C. Trivedi Chapter-2, pp:
40-74., Pointer publishers, Jaipur-302003, Rajasthan, India.

11. BEHERA K. K., SAHOO S.L, SETHI B.K., ROUT J.R. and PANI D. (2010).
Monoclonal Antibodies: Production, Perspective and Applications Biotechnological
techniques and its application., Edited by Prof. P. C. Trivedi chapter-4 pp: 52-69. (P.C.
Trivedi edition, Advances in Biotechnology). Pointer publishers, Jaipur-302003,
Rajasthan, India.

12. BEHERA K.K. and SAHOO S.L. (2010). Role of Microbial Diversity in Sustainable
Agricultural Development. Edited by Prof. P. C. Trivedi chapter-4, pp: 102-125.,
Aavishkar Publishers, Distributors, Jaipur-302003, Rajasthan, India.

13. SAHOO S.L, ROUT, J.R and KANUNGO S. (2010). Synthetic seed. Edited by Prof.
H.P. Sharma, Agrobios Publication, Ranchi, India.
Conference/ Seminar Attended
INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL

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1. BEHERA, M. SAHOO, S.L. AND THATOI, H.N., 2005. Comparison of effect of
growth hormones on a medicinal plant Bacopa monnieri L. in vitro. Presented at
International conference on “Plant genomics and Biotechnology: challenges &
Opportunities” from 26
th
-28
th
October held at IGAU, Raipur.

2. RAM S.S., PANI D., CHAKARABORTY A. and SAHOO S.L. (2007). The
physiological responses of water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) to different polluted
water conditions of West Bengal. Presented at International conference on “Future
challenges to environmental scientists on issues of energy, water and human health” from
23
rd
– 25
th
August held at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.

3. MOHANTY S., PANDA M.K., SAHOO S.L. and NAYAK S. (2009). Rapid and stable
propagation of an economically important endemic species, Zingiber rubens Roxb. In
vitro. Presented in 5
th
International symposium on the family Zingiberaceae, 6
th
-9
th
July,
Xishuangbanna, China.
4. ROUT J.R., KESHARI N., RAM S.S., SAMANTA L., CHAKRABORTY A.,
SUDARSHAN M. and SAHOO S.L. (2010). Copper-stress induced alteration in protein
profile and antioxidant enzymes activities in the in vitro grown Withania somnifera L.
International Conference on “Frontiers in Biological Science”. Organized by Department
of Life Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. pp. 104.
5. ROUT J.R, SAHOO S.L., CHAKRABORTY A. and SUDARSHAN M. (2012). Iron
toxicity induced antioxidant enzymes and its gene expression in Withania somnifera L.
International Conference and 3
rd
World Congress on Biotechnology, Organized by Bright
Events, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
6. ROUT J.R., SARDAR S.S. and SAHOO S.L. (2012). Alterations of active oxygen
scavenging enzymes in Withania somnifera L. subjected to zinc stress. International
Conference on “Biotechnology Advances: Omics Approaches and Way Forward”.
Organized by Centre of Biotechnology, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar,
Odisha, India. pp. 74.
7. ROUT J.R., SAHOO S.L., DAS R., RAM S.S., CHAKRABORTY A. and
SUDARSHAN M. (2012). Antioxidant enzymes of Abutilon indicum L. under excess
copper. International Conference on Environment and Human Health”. Organized by
National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi,
India. pp. 21.
NATIONAL NATIONAL NATIONAL NATIONAL
1. DAS, S., DAS, R. and SAHOO, S.L. 1998. In vitro propagation of Vitex negundo Linn.
An aromatic and medicinally important plant presented on the national seminar on
potential aromatic plants of India-Exploration and utilization, 30
th
& 31
st
July 1998, RRL,
Bhubaneswar.

2. DAS, R., SAHOO, S.L., MISHRA, S. and SAHOO, M. 1998. Comparative analysis of
carbohydrates and protein in the stem, leaf and callus cultures of Gymnema sylvestre R.
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Br. (Asclepiadaceae). Presented on the annual conference of Orissa Botanical Society
held at P.N. College, Khurda.

3. SAHOO, S.L., DAS, R. and SHARMA, J.N. 1999. In vitro propagation of Lawsonia
inermis. Presented on National conference on Plant Biotechnology towards Strategic
Agriculture and drug development at CIMAP, LUCKNOW from March 15-17.

4. SAHOO, S.L., and DAS, R. 1999.Somatic embryogesis & plantlet from stem culture of
Hena and Lawsonia inermis. Presented on the 22
nd
all India Botanical Conference, held at
Mumbai 23-25
th
October.

5. SAHOO, S.L., and DAS, R. 1999. Efficient plant regeneration from long term callus
culture of Bacopa monniera a medicinally important plant. Presented at 69
th
Annual
session of NASI, November 11-13.

6. SAHOO, S.L., and DAS, R. 2000. In vitro propagation of Lawsonia inermis R. Br. A
medicinally important plant through callus culture presented at 70
th
Annual Session of
NASI from 3
rd
-7
th
Nov. held at Allahabad.

7. SAHOO, S.L., DAS, R. and SAHOO, D. 2000. In vitro propagation of Gymnema
sylvestre R.Br. a medicinally important plant through callus culture presented at 23
rd
All
India Botanical Conference held during October 14-16, 2000, Meerut.

8. SAHOO, S.L., DAS, R. and SAHOO, D. 2000. Effect of light spectra on production of
sapogenin, sterol and glycoalkaloid in vivo& in vitro tissue culture of Solanum species.
Presented on National conference on Plant Biotechnology, November 28-30, 2000 held at
Barely.

9. ROY, S.S., SAHOO, S.L. and DAS, R. 2002. In vitro shot proliferation & propagation of
Aswagandha from germinated seedlings. Presented at 72
nd
Annual session of NASI from
25
th
-27
th
October held at Shillong.

10. PRADHAN, B., DAS, R. and SAHOO, S.L. 2002. Growth parameters in Bacopa
monieri as influenced by crusher dust fly ash, soil and their combinations. Presented at
25
th
Silver Jubilee Session of IBS from 27
th
-29
th
October held at Bereily.

11. PRADHAN, B., SAHOO, S.L. and DAS, R. 2003. Effect of crusher dust and fly ash on
growth parameters of medicinal plants Artimissia nilagirica. Presented at the 73
rd
Annual
conference of NASI from 23
rd
-25
th
October held at Gujurat University, Ahmedabad.

12. DAS, R., ANJANA, and SAHOO, S.L. 2004. Influence of fly ash and crusher dust on
the herb yield and protein content of medicinal plant Bacopa monnieri. Presented at 74
th

Annual session of NASI held at University of Rajasthan.

13. MOHANTY, S. and SAHOO, S.L. 2005. Clonal propagation of Withania somnifera.
Presented at national symposium on Plant Biotechnology. New Frontiers, 18-20
November, 2005 CIMAP, LUCKNOW.

14. MOHANTY, S. and SAHOO, S.L. 2005. Aswagandha-The healing aroma. Presented at
national workshop on exploring opportunities for cultivation of important medicinal
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plants of Palamau (Jharkhand) from March 5-6 at Nature Interpretation centre, Betla
(Daltonganj).

15. SAHOO, S.L., HANSDAH, B.P. and DAS, R. 2006. In vitro propagation of Gymnema
sylvestre through long term callus culture. Presented at National seminar on emerging
trends in plant sciences: Morphology to Biotechnology. 29
th
-30
th
October, 2006.
Ravenshaw College, cuttack.

16. DAS, S., DAS, R. and SAHOO, S.L. 2007. In vitro propagation of Vitex negundo Linn. -
An aromatic and medicinally important plant. In National seminar on Role of
Biotechnology in medicinal plants held at B.J.B. College Bhubaneswar.

17. PANI, D. and SAHOO, S.L. 2007. In vitro germination studies of a medicinal plant-The
four Abrus varieties. In National seminar on Role of Biotech in medicinal plant held at
B.J.B. College, Bhubaneswar.

18. HANSDAH, B., DAS, R. and SAHOO, S.L. 2008. In vitro regeneration of Gymnema
sylvestre R. Br. An antidiabetic herb. In 32
nd
Annual conference of OBS held at OUAT,
Bhubaneswar.

19. SETHI, B.K. DAS P.K. and SAHOO, S.L. 2008. Dendropthoe falcata Linn,-an
angiospermic parasite, Souvenir, National Seminar on Common Medicinal Plants and
their use, Banki (Auto) College, Cuttack. 6
th
January, 2008.

20. 78
th
Annual Session of the Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India held at Panjab
University, Chandigarh, 21-23 November, 2008.

21. National Seminar on Common exploitation & their use of Medicinal Plants, organized by
OUAT, Bhubaneswar on 9
th
and 10
th
February, 2008.
22. National Seminar on Removal of Soil Pollutants By Microbes, organized by M.Sc. in
Applied Microbiology, Post Graduate Department of Botany, Utkal University, Vani
Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751004, 29
th
March, 2008.
23. UGC Sponsored (DRS-SAP-II) National Seminar on Abiotic Stress on Plants, Post
Graduate Department of Botany, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751004,
30
th
March, 2008.

24. ROUT, J.R., BARIK, D.P., DAS, R. and SAHOO, S.L. 2009. Changes in Growth
Parameters and Catalase Activity of Withania somnifera L. Under Copper Stress.
Presented at NASI at Calcutta University, Kolkata.
25. SETHI, B.K., ROUT, J.R., BEHERA, P.M., PANI, D., NANDA, P.K., DAS, R. and
SAHOO, S.L. 2009. Protease activity and growth characteristics of Aspergillus sydowii.
Proceedings of the National Seminar on Industrially Important Microbes and their
Biosafety: 7-14.
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26. Seminar on Recent Trends in Management of Industrial Wastes, organized by M.Sc. in
Environmental Science, Post Graduate Department of Botany, Utkal University, Vani
Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751004, 28
th
March, 2009.
27. 79
th
Annual Session of the Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India held at
Calcutta University, Kolkata, 14-16 December, 2009.
28. Effect of agro-waste on amylase production and growth of Aspergillus kanagawensis.
34
th
Orissa Botanical Society, 2009, Banki (Auto) College, Cuttack, Orissa, India.
29. ROUT J.R., SAHOO S.L., MISHRA M and DAS R. 2010. Micropropagation and
antioxidant enzymes of Abutilon indicum L. 31
st
Annual Meeting of PTCA (India) and
National Symposium on “Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: The Present Scenario”.
Organized by Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta,
Kolkata, West Bengal. pp. 73.
30. UGC sponsored National seminar on “Plant Resource Assessment and Conservation
under Changing Environment”. Organized by Department of Botany, Christ College,
Cuttack. 35
th
Annual Conference of Orissa Botanical Society, December, 29
th
and 30
th
,
2010.
31. National Workshop on “Interaction of Ionising Radiation with Biological Systems”
(2010). Organized by Organized by UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,
Kolkata Centre & Viswabharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.
32. 80
th
Annual Session of the Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India held at Jaipur
National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 2-4 December, 2010.
33. National Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Traditional Knowledge and Current
Research, organized by Department of Botany, Vyasanagar (Autonomous) College,
Jajpur Road, Jajpur, Odisha in collaboration with Orissa Environmental Society, 05-06
February, 2011.
34. ROUT J.R., BARIK D.P., RAM S.S., DAS R., CHAKRABORTY A., SUDARSHAN

M.
and SAHOO S.L. 2011. An attempt to conserve Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal - through
in vitro callus culture. 32
nd
Annual Meet of PTCA (India) and National Seminar on
“Recent Advances in Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnological Researches in India”.
Organized by M.N. Insitute of Applied Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, pp. 39.

35. KANUNGO S., ROUT J.R. and SAHOO S.L. 2011. In vitro propagation and direct
organogenesis of Withania somnifera L. from apical bud. National Seminar on
“Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Traditional Knowledge and Current Research.
Organized by Vyasanagar (Autonomous) College, Jajpur, Odisha, India. pp. 109.
36. ROUT J.R., SAHOO S.L., RAM S.S., CHAKRABORTY A. and SUDARSHAN M.
(2012. Effect of antioxidant enzymes and metal distribution of Abutilon indicum L. under
excess copper. 37
th
Annual meet and P. Parija Memorial National Conference on “Recent
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Advances in Plant Biotechnology”. Organized by Ravenshaw University, Cuttack,
Odisha, India. pp. 71
37. ROUT J.R. and SAHOO S.L. (2012). Withania somnifera L. Dunal: A review. National
Seminar on ‘New Frontiers in Plant Science Research for Sustainable Development’.
Organized by Prananath Autonomous College, Khordha, Odisha, India. pp. 77.
38. Awareness Workshop for University Users for Collaborative Research in ‘Basic and
Applied Sciences’ (2013). Organized by UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,
Kolkata Centre & Physics Department, Patna Women’s College, Patna, India.
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th
September, 1954
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Nationality : Indian
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Religion : Hindu
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+ve

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