Rama Chandra Mohanty

Rama Chandra Mohanty
Utkal University | Utkal · Post Graduate Dept. of Botany

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Terminalia tomentosa (Roxb.) Wight & Arn., an important tree species in the tropical forests of India, is often reported to have poor or no regeneration in many parts of the country. The present study was conducted to evaluate the population structure and regeneration status of the species in three different forest types of the Similipal Biosphere...
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The sweet potato root, a potent source of starch which is being considered as an efficient alternative for fuel ethanol production in recent times. The starchy substrate needs to be subsequently dextrinized and saccharified so as to enhance the utilization of its carbohydrates for ethanol production. In the present investigation, acid-enzyme proces...
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In the present study, the structural, chemical and elemental changes of sweet potato flour after hydrolysis by α-amylase (liquefaction) and a mixture of α-amylase and glucoamylase (saccharification) were investigated. Thin layer chromatography (TLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fourier-transfor...
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Spatial understanding of biomass and carbon stock in tropical moist deciduous forests is crucial in assessment of global carbon budget. The present study was aimed to assess the above ground and below ground carbon stock and its relation with tree diversity parameters in two tropical moist deciduous forest sites, namely: Xylia dominated forest (XDF...
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Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha located in the Khurda district of Odisha, India, stands between 20°12'N to20°25'N latitude and 85°44'E to 85°55'E longitude on the western fringe of the coastal plain across the main axis of the Eastern Ghats. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Researc...
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Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha located in the Khurda district of Odisha, India, stands between 20°12'N to20°25'N latitude and 85°44'E to 85°55'E longitude on the western fringe of the coastal plain across the main axis of the Eastern Ghats. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Researc...
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Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha located in the Khurda district of Odisha, India, stands between 20°12'N to20°25'N latitude and 85°44'E to 85°55'E longitude on the western fringe of the coastal plain across the main axis of the Eastern Ghats. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Researc...
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Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha located in the Khurda district of Odisha, India, stands between 20°12'N to20°25'N latitude and 85°44'E to 85°55'E longitude on the western fringe of the coastal plain across the main axis of the Eastern Ghats. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Researc...
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Mahua ( L.) (also called as ) is a tree commonly found in Madhuca latifolia mahua mixed deciduous forests of Asian and Australian Continents, often growing on rocky and sandy soils. The various parts of this tree serve as food, feed and medicine, thus form a part and parcel in the sustainability of livelihood of the tribal people. A study was condu...
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The potential of an inorganic fertilizer as an alternative nutrient source for the cultivation of Scenedesmus sp. IMMTCC-6 was investigated. With a preliminary study at a shake-flask scale, the microalgae cultivation was scaled up in a photobioreactor containing an inorganic fertilizer medium. Microalgae cultured in a shake flask containing 0.1 g L...
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Depletion of high grade ores coupled with the increasing demand for steel and iron has forced us to think about alternatives for extraction of iron from low grade ores and wastes. In the last decades iron and steel industry in India has grown at an exponential rate. On this basis the national steel policy 2008 has revised the estimated domestic ste...
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Ethanol is one of the main bio-based molecule produced worldwide, mainly from corn and other starchy crops. Starchy substrates employed as raw materials for ethanol production which cannot be directly fermented to ethanol by certain microorganisms. This is because yeasts, which are employed for fermentation, cannot utilize the starch molecules made...
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Chromium (Cr) is one of the most toxic heavy metal and is discharged into the environment through various anthropogenic and mining activities. Current investigation have made a comparative assessment on toxic impacts of varying doses of hexavalent chromium with respect to its antioxidative enzyme (Catalase and Guaiacol Peroxidase) response and prol...
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The present hydroponic study compares the tolerance ability of two cultivars (PU31C and Shekhar1C) of black gram [Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper] to Nickel(Ni) treatments. In this context different biochemical parameters were assessed and compared in 14 days treated seedlings under different Ni concentrations. After 14 days exposure to different concentra...
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Today the present scenario is focused at energy production from agricultural biomass which has emerged as one of the dependable non-traditional feedstock for the production of bioethanol. Production of this renewable fuel, especially from starchy materials such as tuber crops, holds a remarkable potential to meet the future energy. In recent years,...
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A series of experiments were carried out with three native strains of microalgae to measure growth rates, biomass and lipid productivities. Scenedesmus sp. IMMTCC-6 had better biomass growth rate and higher lipid production. The growth, lipid accumulation and carbon dioxide (CO2) consumption rate of Scenedesmus sp. IMMTCC-6 were tested under differ...
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The present paper provides complete information on the ethnomedicinal plants used to cure different types of skin diseases by the tribal people living in Nuapada district of Odisha. The predominant tribes living in the region are Gond (65.76 %), Sabars (11.36 %), Saora (4.92 %), Luhuras, Chinda Bhunjia, Binjhals, Kharia, Kondha and Paharias. A tota...
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Mahula (Madhuca latifolia L.) is a deciduous tree commonly found in the tropical rain forests of Asian and Australian continent. The tree species, however, has been domesticated by tribal people in India for use as food (flowers), feed (leaves and flowers), wood (timber), oil (seeds) and beverage (flowers) locally called 'mahuli'. The flowers of th...
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Abstract: Microbial analysis of a 2X1000-tonne bio-heap leaching plant of Malanjkhand copper ore was done. Continuous monitoring of the micro-organism profile was done through conventional methods. The evolution of microbial population was done at quarterly intervals. The bacterial cultures were allowed to grow on Feo medium and FeSo medium. Three...
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Bio-ethanol production from cane molasses (diluted to 15 % sugar w/v) was studied using the bacterium, Zymomonas mobilis MTCC 92 entrapped in luffa (Luffa cylindrica L.) sponge discs and Ca-alginate gel beads as the immobilizing matrices. At the end of 96 h fermentation, the final ethanol concentrations were 58.7 ± 0.09 and 59.1 ± 0.08 g/l molasses...
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Bio-ethanol production from cane molasses (diluted to 15 % sugar w/v) was studied using the bacterium, Zymomonas mobilis MTCC 92 entrapped in luffa (Luffa cylindrica L.) sponge discs and Ca-alginate gel beads as the immobilizing matrices. At the end of 96 h fermentation, the final ethanol concentrations were 58.7 ± 0.09 and 59.1 ± 0.08 g/l molasses...
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We have quantitatively analyzed the tree species diversity with respect to soil nutrient status in three sites of a sacred forest ecosystem of Niyamgiri hill range, Eastern Ghats, India. Extensive field surveys and sampling were conducted in 3 sites of the hill range: Site 1 Pterocarpus dominated forest (PTF) (19°40′02.2″ N and 83°21′23.1″ E), Site...
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Tree species diversity, distribution and population structure of tropical forests of Eastern Ghats are poorly understood. We analyzed the structure of a tropical deciduous forest in Malyagiri hill ranges of Eastern Ghats, Odisha. The study was conducted by laying 60 quadrats, each 20 m x 20 m in size. In total, 1063 trees belonging to 57 species we...
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Mahula (Madhuca latifolia L.) is a deciduous tree found in abundance in the tropical rain forests of Asian and Australian Continents. The flowers are rich in fermentable sugars (40-47%, on fresh weight basis [fwb]), which are utilised as carbohydrate source for bio-ethanol production. Biochemical alterations in mahula flowers infected by Aspergillu...
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A novel immobilization method involving Zymomonas mobilis immobilized in a luffa (Luffa cylindrica L.) matrix for ethanol production from mahula (Madhuca latifolia L.) flowers was investigated. The dried spongy fruits of luffa, a cucurbitaceous crop available in abundance in tropical and sub-tropical countries, have been found to be a promising mat...
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a b s t r a c t The dried spongy fruit of luffa (Luffa cylindrica L.), a cucurbitaceous crop available in abundance in trop-ical and sub-tropical countries has been found to be a promising material for immobilizing microbial cells. The aim of the present study was to examine the ethanol production from mahula flowers in sub-merged fermentation usin...
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The tree layer vegetation of two protected ecosystems i.e. Similipal Biosphere Reserve (SBR) and Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of eastern ghat was analysed for structure, composition and diversity. With respect to the tree species composition the two protected ecosystems were differed from each other at the family, genera and species level. Abou...
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a b s t r a c t Mahula (Madhuca latifolia L.) flower is a suitable alternative cheaper carbohydrate source for production of bio-ethanol. Recent production of bio-ethanol by microbial fermentation as an alternative energy source has renewed research interest because of the increase in the fuel price. Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) and Zymomonas m...
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Mahula (Madhuca latifolia L.) is a deciduous tree commonly found in the tropical rain forests of Asian and Australian continent. Corolla, the edible part of its flowers, is rich in fermentable sugar (37 ± 0.23%; on dry weight basis). Batch fermentation of mahula flowers was carried out using Zymomonas mobilis MTCC 92 free cells and cells immobilize...
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This study presents ethanol production from mahula flowers in submerged fermentation (SmF) using immobilized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (CTCRI strain) and Zymomonas mobilis (MTCC 92) in calcium alginate as beads. Maximum ethanol concentrations were 154.5 and 134.55 g kg-1 flowers using immobilized cells of S. cerevisiae and Z mobilis, respec...
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Plants have been used as a source of medicine since ancient times. These medicines are safe and environmentally friendly. According to WHO about 80% of the world's population depends on traditional medicine for their primary health care. Currently the Government of India, realising the value of the country's vast range of medicinal plants, has emba...
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a b s t r a c t Batch fermentation of mahula (Madhuca latifolia L., a tree commonly found in tropical rain forest) flowers was carried out using immobilized cells (in agar agar and calcium alginate) and free cells of Saccharomy-ces cerevisiae. The ethanol yields were 151.2, 154.5 and 149.1 g kg À1 flowers using immobilized (in agar agar and calcium...
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Malanjkhand copper project, Madhya Pradesh, India, generates a lot of lean sulphidic ores containing chalcopyrite (∼0.3% of copper) with traces of oxidized, semi-oxidized and secondary sulfides. EPMA analysis shows that the granitic rock samples have plagioclase feldspar, orthoclase feldspar and quartz as major constituents within which the ore min...
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The organophosphorus insecticide dimethoate, at field concentration (1.419+/-0.086mga.i.g(-1)fr.wt. of leaf tissue) did not cause any significant degradation of chlorophylls and carotenoids in Solanum melangena L. On the other hand, there was significant reduction of photosynthesis, transpiration and stomatal conductance during 6h after spray appli...
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Genus Habenaria belongs to the family Orchidaceae and H. intermedia & H. edgeworthii are two species mentioned as drugs of Astavargha group of having antioxidant and anti ageing activity for a long time in ancient text of Ayurvedic literature. The increasing demand has resulted in commercial harvesting pressure on wild populations and that were alr...
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Vegetation analysis of the forest ecosystem of Similipal Biosphere Reserve (SBR) was carried out at 10 sites to study changes in structure and composition in plant community distributed in the core (undisturbed) and buffer (disturbed) areas of the reserve. The study reveals a higher number of herbs and shrubs and a lower number of trees in the buff...
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Vegetative and reproductive phenology of 57 overstorey and 33 understorey species was studied in a tropical moist deciduous forest of Similipal Biosphere Reserve (SBR) located in Orissa state in India. A prominent peak in leaf drop, leaf flush and flowering of overstorey species occurred in March, April and April to May, respectively. However the p...
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The degradation of chlorophyll a (Chl a), carotenoids and phycobiliproteins, and the fluorescence responses of the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena doliolum Bhar. were studied with short exposure (45 min-30 hours) to the pyrethroid insecticide cypermethrin by taking 20 µM and 50 µM of the chemical as treatment concentrations. There was significa...
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The growth potential and biochemical composition of four planktonic green algae, Chlorella vulgaris, Ankistrodesmus falcatus, Scenedesmus dimorphus and Chlorococcum infusionum were studied in batch cultures at different levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. All the four species grew well in normal Chu 10+ medium while in N and P deficient media, the g...
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The organophosphorus insecticides dimethoate and quinalphos caused reduction in accumulation of uranine by Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck cells with increase in their concentrations (0-500 µM L-1) in growth medium. On the other hand, there was increase in the loss of metabolites and non-metabolizable compounds like 2-deoxyglucose and 2-aminoisobutyr...
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The effect of chlorpyrifos, applied at rates ranging from 1 mgl-1 to 16 mgl-1 on Scenedesmus bijugatus, was determined by observing growth, protein, carbohydrate contents and chlorophyll biomass. Inhibition in these parameters was visible in all the tested concentrations. The sub-lethal and lethal dose was found to be 2 mgl-1 and 16 mgl-1, respecti...
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The growth and biochemical composition of Scenedesmus bijugatus grown in normal and nutrient enriched Narendra Pond water was evaluated at different levels of salinity. In normal pond water (NPW) the growth was enhanced when the initial salinity of the water was doubled (to 7.2 mmol/l) but further salinity increase caused growth retardation. In nut...
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Mercury is known to be toxic to a number of phytoplankton even at very low concentrations. The metal inhibited survival, growth and biosynthesis of chlorophyll, carbohydrate and lipid of the green alga Chlorella vulgaris at its toxic concentrations (≥ 0.1 μM), but induced the biosynthesis of proline. The addition of amino acids (Alanine, Aspargine,...
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The effect of mercury on Ankistrodesmus convolutus is influenced by a large number of inorganic sources like nitrogen and phosphorus, which is exhibited through changes in its growth and certain metabolic processes at sublethal dose (i.e 0.2 mgl-1) of Hg2+. Supplementation of nitrogen and phosphorus sources to the primary Chu No. 10+ medium, result...
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The toxicity of mercury ion, on Chlorella vulgaris, is largely influenced by amino acids. Five amino acids, namely alanine, asparagine, glutamic acid, cysteine and histidine, were added separately to the medium containing static dose of mercury. Survival (%) of the alga was reduced with the increasing concentrations of mercury. Of these five amino...
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Due to climatic changes in tropics, saline water bodies are often subject to natural fluctuations of salinity through precipitation, dessication, drought conditions or anthropogenic interference. Growth and persistence of algae under these conditions require physiological tolerance and/or resistant stages in the life cycle. Salinity, which ranges f...
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Heavy metals are the pollutants of major concern because they concentrate within the organism to a level greater than that in the environment and remain persistent for long period. Ironically in many of the fresh water bodies especially in the rivers and lakes the human input of these unwanted elements is many times greater than the natural inflow...
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The effect of mercury on Chlorella vulgaris is influenced to a large extent by organic carbon sources like glucose, glutamate, and 2-oxoglutarate which is exhibited through changes in growth and metabolic processes of the alga in the presence of static dose (0.200 +/- 0.004, p = 0.05) of Hg2+. Addition of the three carbon sources to the Hg(2+)-amen...
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Anabaena doliolum Bhar. survived up to 3 mg/litre endosulfan on agar plates. Inhibition was visible from the beginning of growth at all tested concentrations; the LC50 was 2.15 +/- 0.07 mg/l (p = 0.05). Though the growth and pigment inhibition at concentrations < 1.0 mg/l was not significant, these were severe at all other tested concentrations (>...

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