MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Tezpur)
Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
B.Sc. (Botany Major), J. B. College, Jorhat, Dibrugarh University (1994) [1st Class 1st Position]
M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in Cytology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Gauhati University (1997) [1st Class 1st Position]
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University (2006)
Postdoc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA (2013-2014)
Junior Research Fellow, Centre for Petroleum Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University (1999-2000)
Lecturer, Department of Botany, Darrang College, Tezpur (2000-2003)
Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University (2004-2013)
Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University (2013-2016)
Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University (12th March 2016- onwards)
Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Gauhati University (January 2020)
Molecular Stress Physiology in Crop Plants
Conservation of RET plants through Biotechnnological Tools
Completed Research Project
"Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of threatened plants through application of biotechnological tools" (April, 2012 - March, 2018), Rs. 64.08 lakh (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India).
“Development of High yielding, Non lodging and Biotic resistant Varieties of Joha Rice of Assam through Biotechnological Intervention” (2016 - 2020), Rs. 35.57 lakh (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India)
On-going Research Project
"Collection, evaluation, documentation and conservation of banana genetic resources from Northeastern region” (2018 -2022), Rs. 42.0 lakh; (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India)
"Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in North Eastern India: Diversity, factors of virus transmission and natural inhibitors" (2018-2022), Rs. 46.5 lakh (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India)
“Climate change impact assessment of threatened taxa in the eastern Himalaya: regeneration and conservation strategies” (2020-2023), 137.0 lakh (Funded by DST, Govt. of India)
Gold Medallist in Gahati University (1997) for 1st Class 1st position in M.Sc. (Botany)
NE-SLET in Life Sciences (2003)
DBT Overseas Associateship for 1 year (2013-2014) by DBT, Govt. of India
Travel award to attend the 1st International Workshop on Engineered Crops, April 28-29, 2014, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Life Member of Assam Science Society
Life Member of Association of Microbiologist of India
Life Member of Assam Botanical Society
Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
Research paper published
S Agarwal, P Regon, M Rehman, B Tanti, SK Panda (2021) Genome-wide analysis of fluoride exporter genes in plants. 3 Biotech (Springer) 11 (3), 1-12 (IF 1.798)
D Saikia, J Kalita, J Chutia, LNR Vemireddy, B Tanti (2021) Dissecting the morpho-physiological and biochemical responses in some traditional rice cultivars under submergence stress. Vegetos (Springer), 1-14.
P Regon, S Dey, B Chowardhara, B Saha, S Kar, B Tanti, SK Panda (2020) Physio-biochemical and molecular assessment of Iron (Fe2+) toxicity responses in contrasting indigenous aromatic Joha rice cultivars of Assam, India. Protoplasma (Springer), https://doi.org/10.1007/s00709-020-01574-1. (IF 2.751)
J.N. Bhukya, S.N. Bollineni, G. Kadambari, R. Bommisetty, E.R. Gudikati, W.M. Darsha, K. Issa, S. Akkareddy, S.N. Eslavath, A.K. Dokuparthi, A. Eragam, V.N. Moode, R. Pottepalem, S. Chintala, E.P. Narrareddy, B. Tanti, M.P. Nimai, P. Muniraju, Y.V. Janaki, L.R. Vemireddy (2020) Marker-assisted introgression of QTLs for yield under moisture stress into elite varieties of rice (Oryza sativa). Plant Breeding (Wiley). doi: 10.1111/pbr.12865. (IF 1.662)
BJ Nath, E Verma, HK Sarma, AK Mishra, B Tanti, DK Jha (2020) Evaluation of basic fermentation parameters and effective combinations of predominant yeasts from traditional starter materials of indigenous communities from northeast India. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (Taylor & Francis), 78(3), 219-230. (IF 1.160)
M Rehman, B Tanti (2020) Understanding epigenetic modifications in response to abiotic stresses in plants. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier), Article No. 101673. (IF 0.983)
S Nahar, L Lahkar, Md. A Islam, D Saikia, ZM Shandilya, VLN Reddy, L Sahoo, B Tanti (2020) Genetic diversity based on osmotic stress tolerance-related morpho-physiological traits and molecular markers in traditional rice cultivars. Biologia (Springer). https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-020-004. (IF 0.811)
K Borborah, K Deka, D Saikia, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2020) Habitat distribution mapping of Musa flaviflora Simmonds-a wild banana in Assam, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica (Elsevier), 40, 122-127. (IF 0.390)
K Borborah, D Saikia, M Rehman, Md. A Islam, S Mahanta, J Chutia, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2020) Comparative analysis of genetic diversity in some non-commercial cultivars of Musa L. from Assam, India, using morphometric and ISSR markers. International Journal of Fruit Science (Taylor & Francis). https://doi.org/10.1080/ 15538362.2020.17. (IF 0.877)
PS Baruah, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2020) Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of Mesua assamica (King & Prain) Kosterm. - an endangered plant of Assam, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica (Elsevier), 40, 185-189. (IF 0.390)
J Kalita, B Tanti (2020) Screening of some traditional rice cultivars of Assam, India, for their response to arsenic-induced abiotic stress. Acta Agrobotanica, 73(1), 7315. DOI: 10.5586/aa.7315. (IF 0.43)
K Deka, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2020) Taxonomic distinction of Calamus nambariensis Becc., in Northeast India based on morphological and molecular markers. Taiwania 65 (4), 529.
ZM Shandilya, B Tanti (2020) Comparative biochemical, histochemical and expression analysis of SOD gene in a few traditional rice varieties under aluminium toxicity and phosphorous deficiency in Assam, India. Vegetos (Springer), 33(1), 145-157.
P Das, S Hasnu, L Lahkar, S Mahanta, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2020) Antimicrobial activity and antioxidant properties of Brucea mollis Wall. ex Kurz: a medicinal plant of northeast India. Advances in Traditional Medicine (Springer) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13596-020-00494-y.
L Lahkar, G Hazarika, B Tanti (2020) Proximate composition, physicochemical and antioxidant properties revealed the potentiality of traditional aromatic (Joha) rice as functional food. Vegetos (Springer), 33(1), 40-51.
D Borgohain, B Tanti (2020) Phylogenetic analysis of freshwater diatoms from silica rich sites of Assam, India. Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, 11(1), 387-394.
S Hasnu, D Saikia, B Sarma, B Tanti (2020) Karyotype analysis of Vanilla borneensis Rolfe-a critically endangered orchid of Assam, India. Journal of Advanced Plant Sciences, 10(2), 24-30.
D Borgohain, B Tanti (2020) Atomic Force Microscopy of the biogenic silica nanostructure of diatom. Indian Hydrobiology 19 (1&2), 65–68
ZM Shandilya, B Tanti (2019) Hydroponic screening of traditional rice varieties in Assam, India to estimate their potential resistance to Al toxicity under P deficiency. Acta Agrobotanica, 72(4). (IF 0.43)
PS Baruah, K Deka, L Lahkar, B Sarma, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2019) Habitat distribution modelling and reinforcement of Elaeocarpus serratus L.-a threatened tree species of Assam, India for improvement of its conservation status. 2020, Acta Ecologica Sinica (Elsevier), 39(1), 42-49. (IF 0.39)
SN Bollineni, BJ Naik, SE Naik, G Kadambari, GE Reddy, S Malathi, ENP Reddy, S Akkareddy, RM Sekhar, B Tanti, BK Veni, BV Lakshmi, LR Vemireddy (2020) Genetic diversity, population structure and allele mining of genes governing grain size related traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Genetika 52 (3), 991-1007. (IF 0.403)
S Roy, PS Baruah, L Lahkar, L Gurung, D Saikia, B Tanti (2019) Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activities of Homalomena aromatica Schott. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 8 (1), 1379-1385.
S Nahar, L Sahoo, B Tanti (2018). Screening of drought tolerant rice through morpho-physiological and biochemical approaches. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier), 15, 150-159. (IF 0.983)
S Nahar, LR Vemireddy, L Sahoo, B Tanti (2018). Antioxidant Protection mechanisms reveal significant response in drought-induced oxidative stress in some traditional rice of Assam, India. Rice Science (Elsevier), 25 (4), 185-196. (IF 3.162)
J Kalita, AK Pradhan, ZM Shandilya, B Tanti (2018). Arsenic stress responses and tolerance in rice: physiological, cellular and molecular approaches. Rice Science (Elsevier), 25 (5), 235−249. (IF 3.162)
L Lahkar, B Tanti (2018) Morpho-physicochemical and cooking characteristics of traditional aromatic Joha rice (Oryza sativa L.) of Assam, India. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier), 16, 644-654. (IF 0.983)
B Sarma, PS Baruah, B Tanti (2018) Habitat distribution modeling for reintroduction and conservation of Aristolochia indica L. - a threatened medicinal plant in Assam, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(11), 12531-12537.
K Deka, SK Borthakur, C Nepi, B Tanti (2018) Lectotypification of Calamus nambariensis (Arecaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany (Wiley), 36 (10), e01953. (IF 0.734)
SK Borthakur, PS Baruah, K Deka, P Das, B Sarma, D Adhikari, B Tanti (2018) Habitat distribution modelling for improving conservation status of Brucea mollis Wall. ex Kurz.–An endangered potential medicinal plant of Northeast India. Journal for Nature Conservation (Elsevier), 43, 104-110. (IF 2.482)
K Deka, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2018) Habitat mapping, population size and preventing extinction through improving the conservation status of Calamus nambariensis Becc.-an endemic and threatened cane of Assam, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica (Elsevier), doi.org/10.1016/j. chnaes.2018.03. (IF 0.39)
D Borgohain, B Tanti (2018) Morphological investigations of the fine structure of freshwater diatom frustules. Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research (APS), 13, 417-421.
P Das, B Tanti, SK Borthakur (2018) In vitro callus induction and indirect organogenesis of Brucea mollis Wall.ex Kurz – A potential medicinal plant of Northeast India. South African Journal of Botany (Elsevier) 119, 203-211. (IF 1.792)
P Hore, B Tanti (2018) Regeneration of Plantlets from Rhizome Bud Explants of Lasia spinosa (Lour.) Thwaites- A Medicinal Plants of Assam. Int. J. Life. Sci. Scienti. Res, 4 (3), 1736-1743.
G Borah, PS Baruah, L Lahkar, B Tanti (2018) Cytotoxic effect of acridine orange and ethidium bromide on Allium cepa L. and Oryza sativa L., Bioscience Discovery, 9 (2), 251-259.
D Saikia, PS Baruah, S Hasnu, S Nath, S Akhtar, B Tanti (2018) Phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of leaf extract of Phlogacanthus thyrsiflorus Nees. – a medicinal plant of Assam, India. Bioscience Discovery. 9 (2), 237-243.
S Kumar, B Tanti, SK Mukherjee, L Sahoo (2017) Molecular characterization and infectivity of Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India virus associated with yellow mosaic disease of cowpea and mungbean. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier), 11, 183-191. (IF 0.39)
S Kumar, B Tanti, BL Patil, SK Mukherjee, L Sahoo (2017) RNAi-derived transgenic resistance to Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus in cowpea. PLoS ONE, 12 (10), e0186786. doi.org/10.1371/journ. (IF 2.74)
K Deka, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2017) Distribution and population dynamics of Calamus nambariensis Becc.-An endemic and threatened cane of Assam Annals of Plant Sciences, 6(12), 1829-1834.
Deka, K., Baruah, P.S., Sarma, B., Borthakur, S.K., Tanti B. (2017) Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of Vanilla borneensis Rolfe - A rare, endemic and threatened orchid of Assam, India Journal for Nature Conservation (Elsevier). 37: 39-46. (IF 2.482)
Das Prapty, Sarma, H. K., Barman, P., Bastola, K. and Tanti, B. (2017) Characterization of beta-galactosidase from yeast associated with starter cultures used in household alcohol production in Northeast India. Indian Journal of Biotechnology16 (1), 100-105. (IF 0.413)
L Lahkar, B Tanti (2017) Study of morphological diversity of traditional aromatic rice landraces (Oryza sativa L.) collected from Assam, India. Annals of Plant Sciences, 6 (12), 1855-1861.
L Das, S Hasnu, ZM Shandilya, B Tanti (2017) Cytotoxic Effect of Malathion and Furadan On Allium cepa L. and Growth Parameters of Oryza sativa L. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies4 (4), 60-75.
B Sarma, B Tanti (2017) In vitro regeneration of plantlets from nodal explants of Aristolochia saccata and Aristolochia cathcartii. European Journal of Biological Research, 7 (3), 191-201.
P Das, B Tanti, SK Borthakur (2017) Effect of 2, 4-D on callus induction at nodal and internodal explants of Brucea mollis Wall. ex Kurz- an endangered plant of Northeast India. Bioscience Discovery, 8 (3), 369-374.
V Dey, S Hasnu, S Nahar, B Tanti (2017) Phytochemical Analysis and Antioxidant Activities of Garcinia morella Desr., International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies, 4 (4), 31-37.
P Hore, S Nahar, M. Hasampura, B Tanti (2017) Phylogenetic Analysis and Homology Modelling of Betaine Aldehyde Dehydrogenase - An Aroma Producing Protein in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies, 4 (3), 139-148.
S Nahar, P Hore, A Bharadwaj, B Tanti (2017) Effect of Paper Mill Effluents on Some Traditional Rice Cultivars of Assam, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies, 4 (3), 88-96.
PS Baruah, K Deka, B Sarma, P Das, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2017) Assessment of few unexplored RET plant wealth of Assam, India. Journal of Advanced Plant Sciences, 9 (2), 10-15.
S Nahar, B Tanti (2017) Freshwater diatoms from Deepor Beel - a Ramsar site of Assam, India revealed potential photoluminescence properties for nanotechnological applications. Research & Reviews: Journal of Material Sciences, 5 (6), 17-22.
B Sarma, B Tanti (2017) Analysis of genetic diversity of certain species of Aristolochia using ISSR-based molecular markers. Current Life Sciences, 3 (4), 47-53.
P Das, P Kar, S Hasnu, S Nath, B Tanti (2017) Phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of Elaeocarpus serratus L. of Assam. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 6 (4), 866-869.
Sarma, B., Kapil, D., Tanti B. (2017) Cytotoxic effect of naphthalene on root meristem of Allium cepa L. Annals of Plant Sciences. 6.02: 1579-1584.
Kumar S., Sahoo L., Tanti B. (2016) Whitefly transmitted yellow mosaic disease, severe threat to cowpea production in Assam, India. World Research Journal of Biotechnology. 3(1): 53-56.
Mahanta S., Chowdhury P., Nahar S., Tanti B., Handique P. (2016) Discovery of natural inhibitors targeting 2 – trans-enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by structure based drug designing. Annals of Plant Sciences. 5(9): 1417-1423.
Nahar S., Kalita J., Sahoo L. and Tanti B. (2016). Morphophysiological and molecular effects of drought stress in rice. Annals of Plant Sciences. 5(9): 1409-1416.
Sarma B., Basumatary N.R., Nahar S., Tanti B. (2016) Effect of drought stress on morpho-physiological traits in some traditional rice cultivars of Kokrajhar district, Assam, India. - Annals of Plant Sciences. 5(7): 1402-1408.
Borborah, K., Borthakur, S.K. and Tanti, B. (2016) Musa balbisiana Colla-taxonomy, traditional knowledge and economic potentialities of the plant in Assam, India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 15(1): 116-120. (IF 0.731)
Borborah, K., Borthakur, S.K. and Tanti, B. (2016) A new variety of Musa balbisiana Colla from Assam, India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy. 23(1): 75-78.
Baruah, P.S., Borthakur, S.K. and Tanti, B. (2016). Conservation of Mesua assamica (King & Prain) Kosterm. - an endangered plant of Assam. NeBIO - An International Journal of Environment and Biodiversity. 7(1): 17-22.
Sarma, B. and Tanti, B. (2015). Karyomorphology of three species of Aristolochia– Rare and Endemic Medicinal Plants of Assam, India. Caryologia: International Journal of Cytology, Cytosystematics and Cytogenetics (Taylor & Francis), 68(2): 154-158. (IF 0.83)
Sarma, B., Baruah, S. and Tanti, B. (2015). Macropropagation of Aristolochia Indica Linn. (Aristolochiaceae) - An Endangered Medicinal Plant of Assam, India. Bio-Science Letter. 1(1): 42-46.
Chowdhury, U., Tanti, B., Rethy, P. and Gajurel, P.R. (2014) Analysis of genetic diversity of certain species of Piper using RAPD-based molecular markers. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Springer), 174(1): 168-173. (IF 2.277)
Barman, P, Handique, A.K. and Tanti, B. (2014) Tagging STMS markers to Fusarium wilt race-1 resistance in chickpea (Cicerarietinum L.). Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 13(3): 370-375. (IF 0.413)
Sarma, B. and Tanti, B. (2014) Karyomorphological Study of Stephania hernandifolia - A Rare Medicinal Plant from Assam, India. Annals in Plant Sciences, 3(11): 869-872.
Hore, P. and Tanti, B. (2014) Karyomorphological Studies of Two Morphotypes of Lasia spinosa (Lour.) Thwaites available in Assam, India. Annals in Plant Sciences, 3 (8), 792-796.
PN Bhattacharyya, B Tanti, P Barman, DK Jha (2014) Culture-independent metagenomic approach to characterize the surface and subsurface soil bacterial community in the Brahmaputra valley, Assam, North-East India, an Indo-Burma . World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Springer) 30, 519-528. (IF 2.477)
AK Buragohain, B Tanti, HK Sarma, P Barman, K Das (2013) Characterization of yeast starter cultures used in household alcoholic beverage preparation by a few ethnic communities of Northeast India. Annals of Microbiology (Springer) 63 (3), 863-869. (IF 1.705)
B Tanti, AK Buragohain (2013) Biodegradation of petroleum tar by Pseudomonas spp. from oil field of Assam, India. Bioremediation Journal (Taylor & Francis) 17 (2), 107-112. (IF 2.04)
B Tanti, SK Ray, AK Buragohain (2012) Differentiation of petroleum hydrocarbon-degrading Pseudomonas spp. based on PCR-RFLP of the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer region. Folia Microbiologica (Springer) 57 (1), 47-52. (IF 1.73)
B Tanti, L Gurung, GC Sarma (2011) Wild edible fungal resources used by ethnic tribes of Nagaland, India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 10 (3), 512-515. (IF 0.731)
B Tanti, AK Buragohain (2010) Differentiation of petroleum hydrocarbon-degrading Pseudomonas spp. based on lectin binding of cell extracts in an agglutination assay. Indian Journal of Biotechnology 9, 74-79. (IF 0.413)
B Tanti, AK Buragohain, L Gurung, D Kakati (2010) Assessment of antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Dendrocnide sinuata (Blume) Chew leaves–a medicinal plant used by ethnic communities of north east India. Indian Journal of natural Products and Resources 1 (1), 17-21.
B Tanti, L Gurung, HK Sarma, AK Buragohain (2010) Ethnobotany of starter cultures used in alcohol fermentation by a few ethnic tribes of Northeast India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 9 (3), 463-466. (IF 0.731)
AK Pradhan, M Rehman, D Saikia, SY Jyoti, J Poudel, B Tanti (2020) Biochemical and Molecular Mechanism of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. In: Plant Ecophysiology and Adaptation under Climate Change: Mechanisms and Perspectives I (Springer). pp. 525-583.
AK Pradhan, J Kalita, L Lahkar, L Gurung, SK Ghritlahre, B Tanti (2020) Stress Management in Crops by Utilizing Landraces: Genetics and Plant Breeding Perspective. In: Sustainable Agriculture in the Era of Climate Change (Springer), pp. 1-21.
S Mahanta, B Gogoi, B Tanti (2020) Analytics for In Silico Development of Inhibitors from Neem (Azadirachta indica) Against Pantothenate Synthetase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In: Data Management, Analytics and Innovation (Springer). 2, 179.
B Saha, B Chowardhara, S Kar, SS Devi, JP Awasthi, D Moulick, B Tanti, SK Panda (2020) Advances in heavy metal-induced stress alleviation with respect to exogenous amendments in crop plants. In: Priming and pretreatment of seeds and seedlings (Springer), pp. 313-332.
S Sahoo, P Borgohain, B Saha, D Moulick, B Tanti, SK Panda (2019) Seed priming and seedling pre-treatment induced tolerance to drought and salt stress: recent advances. In: Priming and pretreatment of seeds and seedlings (Springer), pp. 253-263.
AK Pradhan, ZM Shandilya, L Lahkar, S Hasnu, J Kalita, D Borgohain, B. Tanti (2019) Comparative metabolomics approach towards understanding chemical variation in rice under abiotic stress. In: Advances in rice research for abiotic stress tolerance (Elsevier), pp. 537-550.
Dr. Kuldip Sarma (DST-GoI sponsored project)
Sneha Hasnu (Assistant Professor)
Mehzabin Rehman (SRF, DBT-GoI sponsored project)
Amit Kumar Pradhan (Assistant Professor)
Debanjali Saikia (Assistant Professor)
Saurov Jyoti Roy (JRF, DST-GoI sponsored project)
Sabnoor Yearsin Jyoti
Bikash Kalita (Project Assistant, DST-GoI sponsored project)
Foreign country visited
· Japan (Gifu University from 1st - 10th November, 2015) for collaborative research.
· USA (Oklahoma State University from 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2014) for post-doctoral research.
· China (Dalian Institute of Technology from 12-17 October, 2008) to present research paper (IBS-2008).