Kumananda Tayung

Kumananda Tayung


MSc (RGU) PhD (Gauhati)

Mycology and Microbiology

Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- kumanand@gauhati.ac.in

 1. Plant-Microbes Interaction

 2.  Fungal Diversity and its Bioprospection

 3. Endophytes and Secondary Metabolites



B.Sc (Honours) and M.Sc (Botany): Rajiv Gandhi Central University, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Specialization in M.Sc: Microbiology & Plant pathology (1st class first position)

Ph.D in Botany (Faculty of Sciences): University of Gauhati, Guwahati, Assam, India

Professional experience held:

Worked as Project fellow at Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Jorhat, Assam from April2000 to November, 2002

Worked as Junior Research Fellow at Defense Research Laboratory (DRDO), Tezpur, Assam froDecember 2002 to August 2004

Worked as Assistant Professor in Department of Botany, North Orissa University, Baripada, Orissa since August, 2004 to August, 2015

Working as Associate Professor in Department of Botany, Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Assam since August 2015 

 Project Completed

1. Search for antimicrobial metabolites from endophytic fungi associated with some medicinal plants of Similipal Biosphere  Reserve,  India.  Under  UGC Research,  Award, UGC, Govt. of India. 


2. Studies on microbial diversity (Bacteria and Fungi) of Similipal Biosphere Reserve and their potential application as plant growth promoters and biocontrol agents against selective phytopathogens. Funded by DST, Govt. of Orissa. 


Project Ongoing

1. Survey,  Bioactivities and Domestication Process of Wild Edible Mushrooms of NortherOdisha for Tribal Livelihood. Funded by DST, Govt. of India

2. Studies on bacterial diversity of Similipal Biosphere Reserve and screening for their antimicrobial metabolites. Funded by Ministry of Environment & Forest, New Delhi Govt. of India.

Project Recommended Under DBT-Twinning Program (2018-19)

1 Exploration of endophytic communities from some selected indigenous rice landraces of North-East India and their applications for improvement of growth and yield of traditional rice varieties. Collaborator- Prof. M.K. Maiti, IIT (Kharagpur) 


1. Recipient of CSIR Project Fellowship, 2000 to 2002 

2. Recipient of DRDO Junior Research Fellowship, 2002 to 2004

3. Recipient of Indian Government, Post Doctoral Fellowship (UGC Research Award), 201to 2014

4. Recipient of Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award by Global Society for health and educational growth


S. Padhi, M. Masi, A. Cimmino, S.K. Panda, W. Luyten, A. Evidente and K. Tayung (2018). Bioactive secondary metabolites and molecular characterization of an endolichenic fungus, Aspergillus sp., isolated from Parmotrema granum lichen of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, India. Journal of Applied Microbiology (Communicated)

S. Padhi, D. Das, S. Panja and K. Tayung. (2017). Molecular Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of an Endolichenic Fungus, Aspergillus sp. Isolated from Parmelia caperata of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, India, Springer. Interdisciplinary Science Computational Life Sciences DOI 10.1007/s12539-016-0146-y

H. J. Kro and K. Tayung (2017) Biocontrol potentials of some plant and spice extracts against fungi contaminating post harvested stored grains. International Journal of Advance Research. 5(10), 575-580

H. J. Kro, S. Das, K. Tayung (2017) Fungi Associated with Contaminated Stored Grains and their Biological Control using Zanthoxylum rhetsa Essential Oil. International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology. 4 (11):  10-26

S. K. Singdevsachan, P. Auroshre, J. Mishra, B. Baliyarsingh, K. Tayung and H. Thatoi. (2016). Mushroom polysaccharides as potential prebiotics with their antitumor and immunomodulating properties: A review. Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, Elsevier, (7):1–14.

Santanu K. Jena, K. Tayung and Chandi. C. Rath (2016). Production and optimization of gibberellic acid by a rhizospheric bacterium, enterobacter sp.  Journal of  Environment and Bio-Sciences, 30 (1):215-219

S.K. Singdevasachan, J.K. Patra, K. Tayung and H.N. Thatoi. (2015). Chemical Consituents, Antioxidative and antibacterial properties of medicinal Mushrooms collected from Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India. Proc. Natl. Sci. India. Sect. B Biol. Sci. Springer.DOI 10.1007/s40011-015-0574-1.

S.  Padhi  and  K.  Tayung.  (2015).  In-vitro  antimicrobial  potentials  of  endolichenic  fungi isolated from thalli of Parmelia lichen against some human pathogens. Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Elsevier. 4(4):299-306.

A. Kar, S. Panigrahi, S. Tripathy, M.K. Mohapatra, K. Tayung and G. Dhangaramajhi. (2015). Influence of common variants of TLR4 and TLR9 on clinical outcomes of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Odisha, India. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Elsevier, 36: 356– 362

S. Padhi, M.K. Panda, D. Das and  K. Tayung. (2015). ITS2 RNA secondary structure analysis reveals close affinity between endophytic and pathogenic fungi: A case study in Fusarium species. Annals of Microbiology. Springer. DOI10.1007/s13213-015-1142-

S. Mohapatra, S,Das, M.K. Chand and K. Tayung. (2015). Biocontrol potentials of three essential oils against some postharvest pathogens. Journal of Agricultural Technology. 10(3): 571-582

S.K. Jena, K.Tayung and C.C.Rath. (2015). Occurrence of culturable soil fungi in a tropical moist deciduous forest of Similipa Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 46(1): 85-96.

S.K.  Singdevasachan,  J.K.  Patra,  K.  Tayung  and  H.N.  Thatoi. (2014)Evaluation  of nutritional and nutraceutical potentials of three wild edible mushrooms collected from Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India.Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.Springer, DOI 10.1007/s00003-014-0861-4.


 1. Prof. Antonio Evidente, Department of Chemical sciences, University of Naples, Federico-II Via Cintia 4, Naples 80126-I, Tel: +390812532126, Fax: +36081674330


2. Prof. Yoshihito Shiono, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka, Yamagata- 9978555, Japan

 M. Phil. Degree Awarded: 13; Undergoing: 02


Ph. D Degree Awarded: 03; Submitted: 01   Undergoing: 04