Dr. P. K. Mandal

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Dr. P. K. Mandal
Principal Scientist
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Ph D: 
Biochemistry (IARI, New Delhi)
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Research Interests: 

Research in the area of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Selected Publications

  • Mandal, P.K., Santha, I.M. and Mehta, S.L. (1996)  RAPD   analysis of Lathyrus sativus somaclones. J. Plant Biochem. Biotech. 5 (2): 83-86.
  • Jayanthi, M. and Mandal, P.K. (2001) Low genetic variation revealed by RAPD in natural population of Crotalaria longipes  - a critically endangered legume. Biologia Plantarum, 44(3): 455-457.
  • Chatrath A., Mandal P.K. and Anuradha M. (2000) Effect of  secondary salinisation on photosynthesis in fodder oat (Avena sativa L.) genotypes. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 184:13-16.
  • Jayanthi, M. and Mandal, P.K. (2001) In vitro propagation by somatic embryogenesis and RAPD analysis of regenerants in Tylophora indica. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. – Plant, 37: 576-580.
  • Chandra, A., Anand, A.,  Mandal., P.K. and Saxena, P. (2001) Influence of salicylic acid on proten content and catalase activity in relation to systemic acquired resistance in cowpea against root rot. Indian Phytopath., 54(3): 284-287.
  • Mandal, P.K., Pillai, R.S.N., and Joseph, K.V. (2002) Bunch analysis of D x P hybrids oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.).International J. Oil Palm, 2(2): 15-18.
  • Mandal, P.K., Santha, I.M. and Mehta, S.L. (2002) Biochemical analysis of Lathyrus sativus somaclones. Indian J. Agril. Biochemists, 15 (1&2): 23-27.
  • Mandal, P.K., Hymavathi, K., Jayanthi, M. and Kochu Babu, M. (2003). Cross infectivity study of Ganoderma lucidum isolates from coconut to oil palm and their genetic diversity study by RAPD and AFLP. International Journal of Oil Palm, 3&4: 57-60.
  • Jayanthi, M., Mandal, P.K. and K.Sireesha, 2004. A simple method of DNA extraction form oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) leaf tissue without any detergent. Journal of Plantation Crops,  32 (Suppl.): 147-151
  • Mandal, P.K., Sireesha, K. and Jayashree, E. 2004.  Extraction of Carotenoids from Crude Palm Oil.  J. Indian Soc.Coastal Agric.Res., 22: 164-167.
  • Mandal, P.K and Gayathridevi V. (2005). Validation of a time and cost saving saving indirect method of oil estimation from oil palm mesocarp by using large sized soxhlet apparatus. The Planter, 81: (955): 609-615.
  • Baig, M.J., Anand, A., Mandal, P.K. and Bhatt, R.K. 2005. Irradiance influences contents of photosynthetic pigments and proteins in tropical grasses and legumes. Photosynthetica, 43(1): 47-53.
  • Mandal, P.K., Satyavani, V. and Kochu Babu, M. 2006. Management of basal stem rot disease of palms in India: Early ditection of ganoderma infection through PCR technology. J. Indian Soc. Coastal Agril. Res.,  24(1): 125-126.
  • Mandal, P.K., Susmitha, D. 2006. Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) germplasm using biochemical and molecular parameters. Journal of Plantations Crops, 34(3): 534-539.
  • Jayanthi. M, Murali Mohan N., Mandal P.K. 2011,  Direct embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration in oil palm, J. Plant  Biochem. Biotech., 20(2):249–251


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