Associate Professor, Division of Plant Biology
PhD: Bose Institute / University of Calcutta, 1997
1996 - 97 Provisional Research Associate CSIR project
1997 -98 Research Associate DBT Project
1999 - 2003 Research Associate CSIR (Adhoc)
2004 - 2006 Post Doctoral Fellow Bose Institute Fellowship
2006 - 2008 Research Associate DBT Project
Plant breeders are known for their “feel”: the ability to select subtle traits that enhance a plant’s performance. Such craft work delivered enormous agricultural gains till date. But with yields of many crops having hit plateaus, green thumbs are no longer adequate. Modern plant breeders need the equivalent of a watchmaker’s magnifying glass and tweezers to tinker with complex and intertwined traits and to ‘link’ those with discrete molecular tags for successful Marker Assisted Selection vis-a-vis Breeding. This is the basic theme of one of my present research programmes in which I am working on one oil seed crop (Sesame) and one cash crop (Mulberry). Parallel to this, I am also engaged in understanding the molecular factors behind in vitro plant morphogenesis through functional genomics and proteomics.
Division of Plant Biology
93/1, A. P. C. Road
Kolkata - 700 009, India
- Development of allele specific candidate gene based molecular markers for (i) qualitative improvement of sesame oil and (ii) early identification of high biomass yielding and abiotic / biotic stress tolerant novel mulberry genotypes
- Understanding the role of WUSCHEL transcription factor behind in vitro organogenesis in model and non model plant systems
List of papers
1. Arora, V., Sultana, M., Kumar, V. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2017. Isolation and characterization of BADH2 gene from in vitro propagated Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture (online version DOI 10.1007/s11240-017-1209-4).
2. Prasad, R. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Selection of prospective parents among Indian and exotic Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) for Marker Assisted Breeding. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 74(2): 197-204.
8. Dey, S., Ghose, K., Gangopadhyay, G. and Basu, D. 2007. Assessment of genomic diversity of wild and cultivated tomato through Resistance Gene Analogue Polymorphism and I2 homologues. Euphytica 154:219-230 (Online version DOI10.1007/s10681-006-9290-5).
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10. Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T., Modak,
11. Bandyopadhyay, T., Gangopadhyay, G., Poddar, R. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2004. Trichomes: their diversity, distribution and density in acclimatization of teak (Tectona grandis L.) plants grown in vitro. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 78: 113-121.
12. Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T.,
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15. Gangopadhyay, G., Das, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2002. Speciation in Chenopodium
16. Basu, S., Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, B.B. 2002. Salt tolerance in rice in vitro: Implication of accumulation of Na+, K+ and proline. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 69(1): 55-64.
18. Gangopadhyay, G., Basu, S. and Gupta, S. 1997. In vitro selection and physiological characterization of NaCl- and mannitol – adapted callus lines in Brassica juncea. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ culture 50: 161-169.
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Other significant publications in referred journal/Books/Chapters etc. , in year wise descending order:
1. Arora, V., Ghosh, M.K., Ghosh, P.K.,
Kumar, S.N. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2015. Molecular markers to assess the hybrid
nature of an improved mulberry genotype Journal of
Plant Science and Research
2(1): 116 (5 pages).
2. Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2015. Chapter 23: Pineapple. In: Agrobacterium protocols, Springer protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 1224, Volume 2, 3rd Ed. (ISSN 1064-3745, ISBN 978-1-4939-1657-3) Ed. Wang, K., Humana Press, Springer, New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London. Pp. 293-305.
3. Arora, V., Ghosh, M.K., Bindroo, B.B. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Phenomic analyses of indigenous and exotic accessions of Mulberry (Morus spp.). International Research Journal of Biological Sciences 3 (7): 40-48.
M., Mukherjee, K.K. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Determination of sex
expression in Cycads In: Reproductive Biology of Plants (ISBN 9781482201321)
Eds. Ramawat, K.G., Merillon, J-M and Shivanna, K.R.,
5. Sultana, M. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Looking for isoforms
of enzymes related to in vitro
morphogenesis in Nicotiana tabacum L. International Research Journal of
Biological Sciences 3 (1): 11-16.
6. Prasad, R. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2013. ‘Precocious’ seed germination in Turkish and Chinese Accessions of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) in Indian conditions. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences 13 (3): 398-401.
7. Roy, S.K., Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2012. Determination
of sex in Zamia fischeri Miq., an endangered gymnosperm. International
Journal of Biodivesity and Conservation 4(7):
8. Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2012. Assessment of Genetic Fidelity of
the Tissue Culture Clones In: Plant Tissue Culture: Totipotency to Transgenic.
(Eds. Sharma, H.P., Dogra, J.V.V. and Misra, A. N.), AGROBIOS, India Pp.
9. Prasad, R. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2011. Phenomic analyses of Indian and exotic accessions of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 3 (13): 336-352.
10. Gangopadhyay, G., Roy, S.K. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2009. Plant response to alternative
matrices for in vitro root induction. African Journal of
8 (13): 2923-2928.
11. Roy, S.K., Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T., Modak, B.K., Datta, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2006. Enhancement of in vitro micro corm production in Gladiolus using alternative matrix. African Journal of Biotechnology 5(12): 1204-1209.
12. Bandyopadhyay, T., Gangopadhyay, G., Roy, S.K., Datta, B.K. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2005. Nypa fruticans of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India – Its genetic diversity and an approach for conservation Phytomorphology 55(1&2): 39-47.
13. Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T.,
Datta, S., Basu, D. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2003. Agrobacterium-mediated
genetic transformation in Indian Spinach (Beta palonga) Plant Cell
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 4(3&4): 193-196.
14. Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2002. Regeneration in Chenopodium album L. via organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 3(3&4): 143-146.
Datta, S., Gangopadhyay, G., Mitra,
16. Gangopadhyay, G., Poddar, R., Mukherjee,
Basu, S. 2000. Proline as osmotic
stress marker in in vitro system. In:
Advances in Plant Physiology –
Basu, S. 2000. Isozymes and proteins
as osmotic stress marker in in vitro system.
In: Advances in Plant
Physiology – vol
19. Basu, S., Gangopadhyay,
R., Gupta, S. and Mukherjee,
20.Gangopadhyay, G., Poddar, R. and Gupta, S. 1998. Micropropagation of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) by in vitro multiple shoot production from nodal explants. Phytomorphology 48(1): 83-90.
21. Basu, S., Gangopadhyay,
S. and Mukherjee,
Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. (Life Science)
Plant architecture – Vegetative and Reproductive organs
Plant cellular components – Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Plasmodesmata
Plant ecology and diversity – Habitat and niche, r and K selection, community ecology, succession, plant systematics
Plant Developmental Biology
1.3.1 Quantitative genetics: Polygenic inheritance, heritability and its measurements, QTL mapping.
2. Plant Biotechnology
2.1 Gene mapping methods
2.1.1 Linkage maps, Tetrad analysis, Development of mapping population
2.1.2 Molecular marker assisted approach: RAPD, RFLP, SSR library preparation, ISSR, SNPs, SNP detection using TaqMan/molecular Beacon tools. Plant phenomics: Marker assisted breeding for quality improvement.
Ph.D. Course Work
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Group members with present status:
1. Dr. Ranjana Prasad - Ph.D. degree awarded on 25.10.2016 (Department of Botany, CU)
2. Mr. Vivek Arora (SRF, UGC) - Ph.D. seminar (5000 words) delivered (Department of Genetics, CU)
3. Ms. Marufa Sultana (SRF, UGC) - Ph.D. seminar (5000 words) delivered (Department of Botany, CU)
4. Ms. Sananda Bhattacharya (SRF, ICAR) - Registered for Ph.D. (Department of Biochemistry, CU)
5. Ms. Shinjini Sengupta (SRF, ICAR) - Registered for Ph.D. (Department of Biochemistry, CU)
6. Mr. Debabrata Dutta (JRF, UGC) - yet to be registered
M.Sc. students (project works)
1. Mr. Prithwi Ghosh (2009)
2. Ms. Asha Shaji Antony (2010)
3. Mr. Vivek Arora (2011)
4. Mr. Vivek Kumar (2014)
5. Mr. Prabhjit Singh (2015)
6. Ms. Upasana Sen (2017)
Dr. Ranjana Prasad is presently Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture, Tripura.