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Chittaranjan Baruah

Chittaranjan Baruah
Darrang College (Affiliated to Gauhati University)

M.Sc. Ph.D. (Zoology) PGD in Bioinformatics
Editor, Asian Journal of Conservation Biology (Scopus-indexed); Ph.D. Research Guide (Gauhati University); Member- IUCN

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Introduction
My research is related to the fields of (a) Bioinformatics: Structural biology, proteomics, molecular phylogeny; (b) Zoology: Fish Biology & Fish biotechnology, Nano-bio-pesticides; (c) Conservation biology: Turtles & Tortoises of Northeast India.
Additional affiliations
May 2012 - present
Darrang College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching and Research
April 2010 - September 2010
Wetlands institute, New Jersey
Position
  • Asian Scholar
Description
  • Asian Scholar, ASPin-situCC, Wetlands Institute, New Jersey, USA (2010)
January 2010 - March 2012
Bioinformatics Centre (DBT-BIF)
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Research Associate at Bioinformatics Centre, Gauhati University (during 09.1.2010 to 08.05.2012).
Education
July 2007 - December 2011
Gauhati University
Field of study
  • Zoology

Publications

Publications (78)
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p>This paper has attempted into the structure prediction and functional analysis of two such accessory proteins, 9b and ORF14, in the absence of experimental structures. Sequence analysis, structure prediction, functional characterization, and evolutionary analysis based on the UniProtKB reviewed the amino acid sequences of SARS-CoV-2 9b (P0DTD2) a...
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The red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae Nietner (Acari: Tetranychidae), is a prevalent mite pest damages tea crops. The present study evaluated the efficacy of L. alba essential oil against O. coffeae. GC and GC-MS analysis of L. alba essential oil revealed geraniol (52.19%) and neral (34.13%) as major compounds. The L. alba essential oil applied...
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Background: Tea is a natural beverage made from the tender leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis Kuntze). Being of a perennial and monoculture nature in terms of its cultivation system, it provides a stable micro-climate for various insect pests, which cause substantial loss of crop. With the escalating cost of insect pest management and incre...
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Background Entomopathogens are pathogenic to insect pests. Several types of naturally occurring, viz. fungus, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes, infect a range of insect pests and help manage crop growth. They offer several advantages over chemical pesticides, including being precise, safe, and ecologically sustainable. Agricultural systems are stre...
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Hyposidra talaca is a vicious pest of tea plants in the Eastern Himalayan’s Darjeeling foothills and NE India. The infestation of this pest leads to crop loss, as early instars prefer to feed the young harvestable leaves and late instars feed the matured leaves, which leads to loss of photosynthetic capacity of the entire tea bush. Among the few ac...
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Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) are odorless, white, and insoluble in water and alcohol. There are various applications for ZnO due to its unique semiconducting, piezoelectric, and optical features. Biodegradability and low toxicity are important properties of ZnO nonmaterial. The OH groups on the ZnO surface allow different surface decorating m...
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The effects of the application of aqueous extracts of a selection of five traditional plants (Murraya paniculata, Cassia tora, Amphineuron opulentum, Tithonia diversifolia, and Cassia alata) were compared with that of synthetic acaricide in reducing the population of red spider mite (Oligonychus coffeae), a major tea pest, alongside their impact on...
Book
The book entitled “The freshwater roofed turtles of Genus Pangshura” has been prepared as a part of Turtle Conservation genetics Research efforts in India. The genus Pangshura belongs to the family Geoemydidae and includes highly endangered South and South-east Asian turtle species. It contains 4 species namely Pangshura tecta, Pangshura sylhetensi...
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This book “Ornamental fish & fisheries: Aquarium fish keeping” has been especially meant for the students of B.Sc. Zoology 3rd Semester Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) of “Ornamental fish & fisheries”, as well as of B.Sc. Zoology 4th Semester Skill Enhancement Course of “Aquarium fish keeping”, covering the latest CBCS syllabi of the Universities o...
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Plant-based nano pesticides have been proven to be more effective in lowering insect populations and plant infection levels than conventional pesticides because of the factor that, they release the toxicants in a controlled and steady manner. For neem-derived products, it becomes cheaper and more effective to use polymer-based nano-formulations tha...
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COVID-19 is possibly the greatest and most enormously significant crisis against humans in the planet's modern history. The group of Coronaviridae includes viruses with very long RNA genomes of up to 33,500 nucleotides. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the Sarbecovirus family, with an approximate genome size of 30.000 nucleotides (Wu et al., 2020). SARS-CoV-2...
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B.Sc. 5th semester Zoology (Hons) DSE "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology"
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (2019-nCoV), is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA coronavirus. The virus is the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is contagious through human-to-human transmission. The present study reports sequence analysis, complete coordinate tertiary structure prediction...
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Bioinformatics all over the world have been quick to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing coronavirus-specific tools to further SARS-CoV-2 research and improve COVID-19 detection, comprehension, and treatment. This evaluation does not claim to be comprehensive, and additional tools will be developed considering the rapidly evolving resear...
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aThis book - "A Textbook of Economic Botany, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics" published by Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, is a DSE paper related book, for 5th semester Botany Regular course/students. Most probably, it is the first textbook of this kind published elsewhere from India.
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Background: Tea is a natural beverage made from the tender leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis Kuntze). Being of a perennial and monoculture nature in terms of its cultivation system, it provides a stable micro-climate for various insect pests, which cause substantial loss of crop. With the escalating cost of insect pest management and incre...
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Tea, the natural beverage is made from tender leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis Kuntze). Being its perennial and monoculture nature of cultivation system; it provides a stable micro-climate for various insect pests, which cause substantial loss of crop. With the escalating cost of insect pest management and increasing concern about the adv...
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The Greater Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius), the most endangered stork (IUCN Red List criteria under A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd; C2a) losing its number by population has been confined in a small village named Dadra-Pacharia-Singimari in the district of Kamrup, Assam, India. An attempt was made to study the status of genetic variability in Greater Adjutant...
Experiment Findings
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In Situ conservation of endangered freshwater turtles through community participation programmes in the riverine chars (islands) of Brahmaputra, Assam, India
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The present investigation includes in silico sequence analysis, tertiary structure prediction and phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (COI) from seven freshwater eels to identify the molecular differences of Monopterus cuchia (Hamilton) and Monopterus albus (Zuiew). The analyses were performed using the sequence data of COI gene...
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Mucormycosis and aspergillosis have been recorded in alarmingly high numbers in India in recent decades. Even though fungal infections contribute significantly to human morbidity and mortality, the effect of these diseases on COVID-19 patients is unknown. Mucormycosis and aspergillosis were identified as two post-acute symptoms in COVID-19 patients...
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This study reports sequence data mining and analysis, complete coordinate tertiary structure prediction including Deep Learning inspired validation, and in silico functional characterization of the full SARS-CoV-2 proteome based on the NCBI reference sequence NC_045512 (29903 bp ss-RNA). Out of 25 polypeptides analyzed, 3D structures of 15 of them...
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In Situ conservation of endangered freshwater turtles through community participation programmes in the riverine chars (islands) of Brahmaputra, Assam, India
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has a single-stranded RNA genome that encodes 14 open reading frames (ORFs), eight of which encode accessory proteins that allow the virus to infect the host and promote virulence. The genome expresses around 29 structural and nonstructural protein products. The accessory proteins of SARS...
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The presentation deals with the basic concepts of induced breeding, its historical aspects and its importance. Factors influencing spawning in fish and the techniques of induced breeding are discussed. Watching link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrj9QHeOiDQ
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p>This paper has attempted into the structure prediction and functional analysis of two such accessory proteins, 9b and ORF14, in the absence of experimental structures. Sequence analysis, structure prediction, functional characterization, and evolutionary analysis based on the UniProtKB reviewed the amino acid sequences of SARS-CoV-2 9b (P0DTD2) a...
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The present investigation has been carried out for DNA isolation, sequencing, sequence analysis, tertiary structure prediction and phylogenetic analysis of Glutathione S-transferase from two freshwater synbranchid eel species of the genus Monopterus in different states of Northeast India (Assam and Manipur). Glutathione S-transferase is potentially...
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BACKGROUND Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA coronavirus. The virus is the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is contagious through human-to-human transmission. The RNA genome of SARS-CoV-2 encodes 29 proteins, though one may not get expressed. 15 proteins a...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (2019-nCoV), is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA coronavirus. The virus is the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is contagious through human-to-human transmission. The present study reports sequence analysis, complete coordinate tertiary structure prediction...
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The book entitled "Turtle Conservation in Northeast India: Community Awareness and Capacity Building" has been prepared as a part of turtle conservation and awareness efforts in northeast India for the young future conservationists. The conservation efforts highlighted in this book were supported by the 'CONSERVATION Leadership Program (CLP), Turtl...
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Biological pest control methods are adopted globally in major crops to avoid the negative impact of synthetic pesticides. Several tea pests may be controlled by using natural enemies as biological control agents in an integrated pest management approach.
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Biological pest control methods are adopted globally in major crops to avoid the negative impact of synthetic pesticides. Several tea pests may be controlled by using natural enemies as biological control agents in an integrated pest management approach.
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Three of the five rhino species that have survived are from Asia: the greater one-horned rhino or Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), which has an estimated 3,500 individuals, the Javan rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaicus), which has fewer than 70 individuals, and the Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), which has fewer than 80 individuals. T...
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Samples of morphologically identified Monopterus albus (50 nos.) and Monopterus cuchia (180 nos.) were collected from Manipur and Assam, were allocated into four populations based on the geographical proximity of the water bodies. Mitochondrial COI gene sequence was used to sort out genetic diversity and population differentiation of Monopterus spe...
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Eleven microsatellite markers were used to sort out genetic diversity and population differentiation of Monopterus species complex of Northeast India. Samples of morphologically identified M. albus (50 nos.) and M. cuchia (180 nos.) were collected from Manipur and Assam, were allocated into four populations based on the geographical proximity of th...
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Freshwater fish having both retind and dehydretind showed the capabilities of clearing the provitamin A-Status carotenoids into both forms of Vitamin A, either through central or terminal cleavage. The involvement of monooxygenase and dioxygenase enzymes system has been identified. The present manuscript is presenting an in silico analysis that...
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Retinol-binding proteins (RBP) are a family of proteins with diverse functions. They are carrier proteins that bind retinol. An in silico study has been performed for 3D structure prediction and molecular phylogenetic analysis of RBP from two freshwater fishes, Danio rerio and Cyprinus carpio. The analyses were performed using sequence data of rbp...
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The turtle family Geoemydidae comprising mostly of freshwater turtles includes several highly endangered Southeast Asian turtle species. The present study has been performed on the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase 4 (ND4) gene sequence analysis and phylogeny of the Southeast Asian turtle genus Pangshura (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Pangshura). Acomp...
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The present paper reports multivariate morphometric analyses for a total of 178 individuals of the Southeast Asian freshwater turtle genus Pangshura including 80 numbers of live and 98 numbers of museum specimens. Allometric change in the body size was examined in the live collected as well as compared with various reptile museums and private colle...
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The non-diapausing silkworm Bombyx mori is exploited both as a powerful biological model system and also as a tool to convert leaf protein into silk. Silkworm often suffers from viral infections causing heavy losses to the economy of the silk industry. One of the main virus pathogens is a nucleopolyhedrovirus, B. mori NPV (BmNPV). The present study...
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An in-silico study has been performed for sequence analysis, tertiary structure prediction and evolutionary characterization of four selected proteins from the highly endangered Southeast Asian turtle species under the genera Pangshura and Batagur (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Pangshura and Batagur). The analyses were performed using the sequence data...
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An in-silico study has been performed for sequence analysis, tertiary structure prediction and evolutionary characterization of four selected proteins from the highly endangered Southeast Asian turtle species under the genera Pangshura and Batagur (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Pangshura and Batagur). The analyses were performed using the sequence data...
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Introduction Glutamine Synthetase (GS; L-glutamate-ammonia ligase, EC 6.3.1.2) is a multifunctional enzyme, catalyzes the ATP-dependent conversion of glutamate and ammonium to glutamine. The formation of Glutamine plays an important role in nucleotide biosyn-thesis, neurotransmitter metabolism, amino acid balance and ammonia detoxification. Gene se...
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Assessment of genetic variability among the freshwater turtles is critical to the development of effective conservation strategies. In the present study, analysis of phenetic relationship of the genus Pangshura was studied using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers to see the concordance of currently available morphological data with genetic...
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Parvalbumins are the calcium binding low molecular weight proteins of acidic nature with remarkable heat-stability and enzymatic degradation. They are responsible for more than 95% fish-food related allergies. In muscle, they form a major part of muscle sarcoplasmic proteins and thought to be involved in muscle relaxation. Direct contact or ingesti...
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The present investigation includes in Silico sequence analysis, three-dimensional (3D) structure prediction and evolutionary profile of growth hormone (GH) from 14 ornamental freshwater fishes. The analyses were performed using the sequence data of growth hormone gene (gh) and its encoded GH protein. The evolutionary analyses were performed using m...
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The Northeastern region in India is one of the most important biodiversity hot spots of the world. The microbial resources of this area have tremendous potentiality for sustainable human development and livelihood management though the conventional microbiological approaches of isolating and identifying microbes of this area have been consolidated...
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An in-silico study has been performed for 3D structure prediction and evolutionary profile of Cytochrome-b from the highly endangered Southeast Asian turtle species under the genera Pangshura and Batagur (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Pangshura and Batagur). The analyses were performed using the sequence data of Cytochrome-b, extracted from Protein Know...
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The present work is an initiative towards the future conservation action through artificial hatching for conservation.
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Bioinfomrntics is the science of managing and analyzing biological data using advanced computing techniques. The present paper focuses on Bioinformatics applications in Wildlife research at molecular level. This paper presents a case study on freshwater turtle genus Pangshura under family Geoemydidae. The study was carried out to predict the 3 D fo...
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Chitra indica « La tortue à carapace molle et tête étroite indienne en anglais » est une tortue à cara�pace molle de très grande taille mesurant jusqu’à 115 cm et pesant jusqu’a 120 kg (Bonin et al. 2006). L’aire de distribution s’étend du Pakistan à la Pé�ninsule Indienne et au sud du Népal et au Bangla�desh. On note un important déclin dans les p...
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Le Trionyx à ocelles (la tortue paon à carapace molle en anglais), Nilssonia (=Aspideretes) hurum, est une grande espèce (longueur de cara�pace jusqu’à 60 cm), invariablement aquatique. Son aire de distribution est large sur le sous-continent indien. Son régime alimentaire courant inclut des escargots et des poissons. Elles pondent de 20 à 38 œufs...
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At the conjunction of the Himalayan and Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspots, the northeast India has been poorly explored scientifically with regard to conservation and monitoring of turtle fauna. This present study was carried out in the river Brahmaputra to sensitize and educate people about the significance of chelonian presence and their conservat...
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On February 22, 2008, while surveying the turtles of Assam, we obtained an Indian eyed turtle, Morenia petersi as an accidental victim of a soil digging truck in Deepor Beel, the Ramsar site. The shell was collected and measured for confirmation.
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Le Trionyx noirâtre, Nilssonia, Aspideretes ni�gricans, famille des Trionychidae est une tor�tue de grande taille (longueur de carapace jusqu’à 91 cm) exclusivement aquatique. Sa distri�bution géographique dans la nature est limitée au fleuve Brahmapoutre et à ses affluents. L’espèce a été décrite à partir d’individus présents dans un étang d’un li...
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This paper reports the present status and ongoing efforts aimed at conservation of the Assam roofed turtle P. sylhetensis along with other freshwater turtles in the floodplain wetlands and rivers of Assam. Efforts have been made to educate people about the significance of chelonian species and its conservation and to start a participatory conservat...
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Sequence analysis and structure prediction of two Type III secretion system proteins: hrpH and hrpY of Ralstonia solanacearum
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Alpha-amylase is an important digestive enzyme. Its biochemical properties and specific 3D Structure for Bombyx mori are still not determined experimentally. Due to the limited structural information its functional properties including catalytic activities are lacking. This present study was performed to investigate the biochemical (electrophoretic...