Pratap Chandra Panda

Pratap Chandra Panda
Siksha O Anusandhan University | SOA · Centre of Biotechnology (CBT)

M. Sc , Ph. D. (Botany)

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Introduction
Dr. P. C. Panda is presently working as a Professor at Centre for Biotechnology, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Previously he worked as a Principal Scientist at Regional Plant Resource Centre and Member Secretary of Odisha Biodiversity Board. He works on natural product biotechnology, plant taxonomy and conservation & molecular systematic of plants of Eastern Ghats of India. His current projects on threatened plants, quantitative assessment of plants, Forest trees of Odisha
Additional affiliations
March 1986 - present
Regional Plant Resource Centre
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Description
  • Working in the area of plant Taxonomy, Forest Ecology, Molecular Taxonomy, Ethnobotany and ex situ plant Conservation for last 34 years.
Education
July 1995 - September 1995
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Field of study
  • Plant Conservation
August 1990 - September 1992
Utkal University
Field of study
  • Plant Taxonomy
July 1987 - October 1987
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Field of study
  • Plant Taxonomy

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Publications (219)
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The principal bioactive ingredient of Asparagus racemosus is Shatavarin IV, a steroidal saponin found in roots with a wide range of medicinal properties. A. racemosus roots are used in Ayurveda system of medicine for curing a spectrum of diseases like diarrhea, nervous disorders, dysentery, dyspepsia, tumors, inflammations, neuropathy, hyperdipsia,...
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Neocinnamomum caudatum (Lauraceae) plant is used in the traditional system of medicine and is considered a potential source of edible fruits, spices, flavoring agents and biodiesel. The leaves, bark and roots of the species are used by local communities for the treatment of inflammatory responses, such as allergies, sinusitis and urinary tract infe...
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Background: Asparagus racemosus has been attaining its importance due to its high medicinal and pharmaceutical value. This plant resulted in the depletion of its wild population in India. This plant has been placed in the nearly threatened and endangered category of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) in...
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Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre of family Magnoliaceae, is a perennial tree with aromatic, ethnobotanical, and medicinal uses. The M. champaca leaf is reported to have a myriad of therapeutic activities, however, there are limited reports available on the chemical composition of the leaf essential oil of M. champaca. The present study explo...
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An exhaustive taxonomic inventory of forest trees of Odisha in the Eastern Ghats of India was made during 2015-2020, which revealed the presence of a total of 501 species of wild and naturalised trees belonging to 293 genera under 81 families. The family Fabaceae was the most species-rich represented by 58 species, followed by Rubiaceae (28), Morac...
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Cycads are used mainly as source of food starch and in traditional medicine in Asia, Americas, Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa and some Pacific islands by the local communities. Of the 118 known species of the Cycas (Cycadaceae), Cycas sphaerica Roxb. is an endemic species of the Eastern Ghats of India having considerable ethno-botanical, nutritional...
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The chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the leaf essential oil of Callicarpa tomentosa (L.) L. (Lamiaceae) is reported here for the first time. Phytochemical analysis of essential oil revealed the presence of 47 constituents representing 99.8% of the total leaf oil. The predominant constituents of the essential oil were α-humulene (14....
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Salvia misella Kunth (Lamiaceae) is reported here as a new plant record for Easter Ghat region of India from Koraput district of Odisha. Notes on its nomenclature, botanical description, distribution, phenology, ecology have been provided in this paper with citation of specimens studied.
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Inflammation is caused by a cascade of events, one of which is the metabolism of arachidonic acid, that begins with oxidation by the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase. 5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX) plays an important role in the inflammation process by synthesizing leukotrienes and several lipid mediators and has emerged as a possible therapeutic target for treatment...
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Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. is an important medicinal herb from the zingiberaceae family that has long been used as a folk medicine to treat a variety of diseases. In the present study, rhizome essential oil of Z. zerumbet (ZZREO) was examined through Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS). Total 28 compounds were identified accounti...
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The phytochemical composition, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of the leaf essential oil of Phoebe wightii (Lauraceae) is reported here for the first time. It has been suggested that the essential oil can be a potential source of raw material for diverse industrial applications due to the presence of valuable phytoconstituents and biological act...
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Andrographolide, the principal secondary metabolite of Andrographis paniculata, displays a wide spectrum of medicinal activities. The content of andrographolide varies significantly in the species collected from different geographical regions. Therefore, this study aims at investigating the role of different abiotic factors and selecting suitable s...
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The wild occurrence of Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Arn., a leguminous tree, is reported for the first time for the flora of Odisha from Koraput district. Nomenclature, diagnostic morphological features, notes on phenology, habitat preference, pattern of distribution and colour field photograph of the species are provided here.
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New species of Cestrum fasiculatum (Schltdl.) Miers complex from the eastern India, Cestrum benghalensis sp. nov. described and depicted. Its specimens were found in the Herbarium of Botanical Survey of India (CAL) in material collected in 1965 by H. Santanu and S.K. Mukherjee, which was collected from Chilapata forest, Rissum, West Bengal and is r...
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The current research aims to elucidate the drug environment Interactions and predict a suitable growing condition for Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst with maximum bacoside A content using an artificial neural network (ANN) model. An experimental dataset was generated by collecting B. monnieri wild accessions from 81 locations across different geographi...
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The wild occurrence of Sesamum alatum Thonn. (Pedaliaceae), a wild crop relative of the oil seed Sesame, is reported from Ganjam district as a new distributional record for the state of Odisha. Field studies and consultation of literature and herbarium specimens revealed the presence of three taxa of the genus Sesamum namely, S. indicum subsp. indi...
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Background: Bacopa monnieri globally known for its tremendous memory enhancing and vitality potential which is mainly attributed to its major bioactive compound, i.e., bacoside A and bacopaside I. But differences in harvesting time, maturity, and geographical locations might result in batch-to-batch variation in active constituents which leads to q...
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Platostoma hispidum (Syn: Acrocephalus hispidus), an aromatic herb of the family Lamiaceae, is used in traditional folk medicine but remained unexplored till date for its essential oil composition and biological activities. The present study is aimed at determining the chemical composition, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of the essential oi...
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Background The essential oils isolated from several medicinal plants are reported to have anticancer activities. Both the essential oil and extracts of many Piper species (Piperaceae) possess potential cytotoxic effect against cancer cell lines and are being used in traditional system of medicine for the treatment of cancer. There is a need to eval...
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Hypericum gaitii (Hypericaceae) is an endemic and endangered perennial shrub having ethnobotanical and medicinal importance. In the present study, the variation in the yield and chemical composition of essential oil (EO) isolated from aerial parts of plants belonging to seven wild populations of H. gaitii from Eastern India was investigated for the...
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Nothopegia racemosa (Dalz.) Ramamurthy (Anacardiaceae), so far thought to be endemic to Western Ghats, is reported from the Eastern Ghat region of India in Odisha. Occurrence of this species is of phytogeographical significance extending the range of distribution of the species to eastern part of the country and forming a new plant record to the...
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The essential oil of Thymus vulgaris is extensively used in the food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and fragrance industries. The present work was carried out to analyse the chemical constituents of T. vulgaris leaf essential oil of Western Himalayan (India) origin and study its antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic potential. The analysis of the es...
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Andrographis paniculata is an Indian medicinal plant with tremendous therapeutic values due to the presence of active diterpenoids in its aerial parts. However, high domestic and export demand has led to overexploitation of wild populations of this species. With a view to bringing A. paniculata into cultivation and to reduce the pressure on wild po...
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Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst is a very high-value medicinal plant that is commonly used for improving cognitive functions. However, the availability of very limited information on the drying method of B. monnieri has prompted to optimize a suitable drying method. The present study therefore aimed to evaluate the influence of the following six drying...
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The wild occurrence of an interesting climber Ipomoea parasitica (Kunth) G. Don (Convolvulaceae) is reported from Koraput district as a new distributional record for the state of Odisha. A brief botanical description, nomenclature, notes on ecology, flowering and fruiting and illustration of different plant parts are provided in this paper to fa...
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Platostoma hispidum (Syn: Acrocephalus hispidus), an aromatic herb of the family Lamiaceae, is used in traditional folk medicine for treatment of several ailments but the chemical composition and biological activity of its essential oil have not yet been studied. The present study is the first ever attempt to analyze the chemical composition and ev...
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Platostoma hispidum (Syn: Acrocephalus hispidus), an aromatic herb of the family Lamiaceae, is used in traditional folk medicine for treatment of several ailments but the chemical composition and biological activity of its essential oil have not yet been studied. The present study is the first ever attempt to analyze the chemical composition and ev...
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The qualitative analysis of essential oil of CRyptocarya amygdalina (Lauraceae) was carried out on a gas chromatograph equipped with a mass spectrometry detector (GC-MS). GC-MS analysis resulted in the identification of 52 constituents, accounting for 92.06% of the total oil. The leaf essential oil of C. amygdalina possesses a high amount of sesqui...
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GC-MS analysis of the essential oil isolated from the leaves of Schefflera venulosa revealed the presence of a total of 42 constituents, accounting to 99.72% of the total oil content, where germacrene D (38.79%) was the predominant constituent followed by β-caryophyllene (13.64%), α-humulene (9.29%), germacrene B (7.91%), and β-selinene (7.90%). Th...
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Turmeric is widely used in dietary supplements and functional foods owing to its high nutritive value with potential health benefits. The present study was carried out to study the effect of five different drying methods namely shade drying (SD), solar drying (SOD), hot air oven drying (HAD), microwave drying (MD), and freeze drying (FD) on the phy...
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During the verification of nomenclature in connection with the preparation for ‘Studies of Solanaceae in Eastern Ghats’ the authors came across a species Solanum uncinellum Lindl. that need to be updated in accordance with the changing generic characters for the genus Lycianthes. Accordingly the required new name and new combination is proposed her...
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Cestrum auranticum Lindl is right here recorded as new for the plant of Odisha. The description, nomenclature, phenology and other relevant details are provided for smooth identity and higher expertise of the taxa.
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Plumeria alba (Family: Apocynaceae), commonly known as temple tree/white frangipani is an ornamental, deciduous, tropical plant grown in landscape places, gardens, parks, and home premises for its beautiful and fragrant flowers. The different parts of white frangipani are traditionally used for the treatment of several diseases. This study was exec...
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Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) is a herbaceous perennial plant valued for its use in the pharmaceutical and food industry. In spite of its multipurpose use, the chemical composition of the leaf essential oil of the species is not known till date. Thus, the current work was undertaken to study the phytochemical composition and antioxidan...
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Several species of Cryptocarya (Lauraceae) are traditionally used in folk medicines for the treatment of various diseases and disorders in tropical and subtropical countries. The essential oil extracted from the leaves and barks of Cryptocarya species are reported to possess antimicrobial, insecticidal, antioxidant, and antitumoral activities. Howe...
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The chemical composition, antioxidant, cytotoxicity and anti-inflammatory activities of leaf essential oil of Syzygium myrtifolium Walp. was evaluated in the present study. A total of 43 constituents representing 96.99 % of the total essential oil were identified by GC/MS analysis. The leaf essential oil was mainly characterized by sesquiterpene in...
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Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton (Zingiberaceae), commonly known as green or true cardamom, is a commercially important species, the seeds of which are extensively used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. In spite of the increasing demand for cardamom essential oil in the international market, the chemical profiling of volatile comp...
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Protection and utilization of plant genomic resources are greatly perceived these days. The possibility of their dwindling genetic diversity along with the augmented demands for the resources has necessitated immediate concern for their conservation and sustainable plant utilization. The genus Curcuma (family Zingiberaceae) is well known for its va...
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Physalis angulata L. var. pendula (Rydb.) Waterf. is reported for the first time for the flora of Odisha. A detailed description, nomenclature, phenology and ecology along with photos are provided for its easy identification.
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The present paper enumerates 14 species and one variety of Memecylon primarily based on the herbarium specimens deposited in MH, CAL, RHT, RRPC, literature survey and field work. Furthermore, Memecylon jadhavii is treated as an invalid name.
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The genus Cryptocarya (Lauraceae), comprising of more than 300 species, is distributed in Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. Most of the species are used in traditional medicines for treating skin infections and diarrhea. Cryptocarya amygdalina is an endangered species known to occur in NE India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Myanmar, T...
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Occurrence of Arachis pintoi Krapov. & W. C. Greg. (Fabaceae), commonly known as Pinto Peanut and a wild relative of cultivated Peanut, is reported here as a new distributional record for the Eastern Ghats of India. The nomenclature, botanical description, phenology, ecology and uses of the species have been provided in this paper along with colour...
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This study first time depicts a synthetic seed protocol of Hedychium coronarium J. Koenig by alginate encapsulation. A non-embryogenic type of propagule i.e. axenic shoot segments excised from in vitro proliferated shoot cultures were used for preparation of synthetic seeds. The production and conversion (one-step plantlet formation) of synthetic s...
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Essential oil of Curcuma angustifolia Roxb. and Curcuma zedoaria (Christm.) Rosc. are gaining increasing interest worldwide due to its medicinal and cosmetic application, however, the chemical constituents of their essential oil are not well explored. Therefore, the present research aims to obtain a deeper understanding of the volatile composition...
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Plant species diversity and community structure were studied in three tropical moist deciduous forest stands of Eastern Ghats of India experiencing different levels of disturbance. The forest stands were classified as undisturbed (UD=4.0 ha), moderately disturbed (MD=4.0 ha) and highly disturbed (HD=4.0 ha) categories based on the types and levels...
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A simple, reliable high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) method was developed for chemical fingerprinting of Zingiber zerumbet and quantitative estimation of zerumbone. Thirty-six batches of Z. zerumbet were collected from five eco-regions of eastern India. Zerumbone content varied from 52.4 to 214.6 mg/g (dry weight) in methanolic ext...
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Nothapodytes nimmoniana, a high value medicinal plant and the major source of the anti-cancer drug camptothecin, is reported here as a new record for the flora of Odisha, India from Deomali Hills of Koraput district. The nomenclature, botanical description, phenology, ecology, distribution and ethno-botanical and medicinal uses of the species have...
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An efficient vegetative propagation method was developed for Hypericum gaitii. Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA), indole acetic acid, and naphthalene acetic acid in different concentrations and combinations were used to induce rooting in cuttings of H. gaitii. Rooting was influenced by type of cuttings and concentrations of auxins. Best rooting percentag...
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An efficient vegetative propagation method was developed for Hypericum gaitii. Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA), indole acetic acid, and naphthalene acetic acid in different concentrations and combinations were used to induce rooting in cuttings of H. gaitii. Rooting was influenced by type of cuttings and concentrations of auxins. Best rooting percentag...
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Gynochthodes cochinchinensis (DC.) Razafim. & B. Bremer (Morindeae: Rubioideae: Rubiaceae) is reported as a new distributional record for India from Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India
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The changes in plant species diversity and community structure in response to human induced disturbances were studied in 12 ha of tropical moist deciduous forest stands of Eastern Ghats of Odisha, India. The forest stands were classified as undisturbed (UD), moderately disturbed (MD) and highly disturbed (HD) categories based on the types and level...
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Chilika lagoon is a macrophyte dominated ecosystem. The diversity and distribution of macrophytes provide a key to understand the ecological health of a wetland ecosystem. Chilika lagoon had been in a degraded condition and was included in the Montreux record in 1993 by Ramsar Convention, due to the change in its ecological characters. The restorat...
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The Wild Edible Food Plants (WEFPs) refer to those species which are neither cultivated nor domesticated but are important source of food in tribal areas of India. Uses of wild edible food as a coping mechanism in times of food shortage, provides an important safety net for the rural poor. In Odisha, there are 62 different tribes, of which the most...
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Zephyranthes candida (Lindl.) Herb. collected from Mahendragiri hills, Gajapati Dist, Odisha is reported here as a new distributional record for the state of Odisha. Brief botanical description, nomenclature, ecology, and phenology of this taxon is provided along with a photograph for easy identification.
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Essential oil of twenty-five germplasms of Zingiber zerumbet from different accessions of Eastern India were analysed using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS). A total of 29 constituents were identified representing between 72.45-98.93 % of total area. Zerumbone content was found to be in a range of 60.1-79.59 % for the tested rhizomes. A...
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Objective: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the total phenolic and flavonoid content and the antioxidant property of two important seagrass species namely, Halophila ovalis and Halophila beccarii occurring in Chilika lagoon, Odisha, India. Methods: Total Phenolic Content (TPC) of the extracts of Halophila species was determined by Folin...
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The article describes an effective vegetative propagation method for large-scale production of planting materials of Lasiococca comberi, a threatened plant species of Eastern Ghats of India through air layering with the application of root promoting substances.
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The book is the result of extensive field survey of the species of Solanum L. (Solanaceae) undertaken by the authors in Eastern Ghats of India spanning over three states Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu, consultation of herbarium specimens housed in major Indian Herbaria and determination of identity and nomenclature of the species. It gives a...
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Background Hedychium coronarium Koen. (Zingiberaceae) is traditionally used as medicine in countries such as India, China, and Vietnam for treatment of various ailments including cancer. However, in spite of its implied significance in cancer treatment regimes, there are no reports so far involving the anticancerous attributes of H, coronarium etha...
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Objective: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the total phenolic and flavonoid content and the antioxidant property of two important seagrass species namely, Halophila ovalis and Halophila beccarii occurring in Chilika lagoon, Odisha, India. Methods: Total Phenolic Content (TPC) of the extracts of Halophila species was determined by Folin...
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With an estimated 3,500 wild plant species, the Eastern Ghats of India is considered rich in terms of plant biodiversity and from phytogeographical point of view. Thorough scrutiny of published literature, study of herbarium specimens and based on primary field data collected by the authors, an updated account of 136 endemic vascular plants occurri...