Adinpunya Mitra

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This study was designed to examine the chemical compositions of scent volatiles and antioxidant activities of Polianthes tuberosa L. flower extract in six different solvents. The main constituents of the volatile components were benzyl benzoate, methyl 2-amino benzoate, methyl isoeugenol, isoeugenol, benzyl salicylate, methyl salicylate, geraniol and(More)
Cotransformed hairy roots containing a gene that encodes a fungal elicitor protein, β-cryptogein, were established in Withania somnifera, a medicinal plant widely used in Indian systems of medicine. To find out whether β-cryptogein protein endogenously elicits the pathway of withasteroid biosynthesis, withaferin A and withanolide A contents along with(More)
Hoppea fastigiata, an annual medicinal herb belonging to the Gentianaceae, is mostly found in South Asian countries, and is used by local tribes for various brain-related ailments. The genus possesses a unique class of compounds, xanthones, which are known for their potential against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Limited availability and the(More)
Spontaneously-regenerated Nicotiana tabacum plantlets from hairy roots expressing a fungal elicitor protein β-cryptogein were assessed for their antioxidative responses. Enhanced activities of antioxidant enzymes as well as increased accumulation of non-enzymatic antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid were noted in Ri-crypt-transformed plantlets (RCTP) as(More)
A metabolic shift in green hairy root cultures of carrot from phenylpropanoid/benzenoid biosynthesis toward volatile isoprenoids was observed when compared with the metabolite profile of normal hairy root cultures. Hairy roots cultures of Daucus carota turned green under continuous illumination, while the content of the major phenolic compound(More)
Canscora decussata Schult., popularly known as ‘shankhpushpi’, is a threatened medicinal plant. The whole plant is used in Ayurveda for curing insanity, epilepsy and nervous debility. Seasonal and limited availability along with the demand in herbal industries justify the need for developing in vitro plantlets for sustainable utilization of this plant. In(More)
Nutrient deficiency severely impairs the catabolic activity of indigenous microorganisms in hydrocarbon rich environments (HREs) and limits the rate of intrinsic bioremediation. The present study aimed to characterize the microbial community in refinery waste and evaluate the scope for biostimulation based in situ bioremediation. Samples recovered from the(More)
Elicitation of xanthones is mediated by ROS where Ca 2+ mediated generation of H 2 O 2 activates the shikimate pathway, a key regulator in early steps of xanthone biosynthesis in H. fastigiata. Shoot cultures of Hoppea fastigiata upon treatment with yeast extract (YE) accumulate an enhanced amount of 1,3,5-trihydroxy-8-methoxy xanthone. We demonstrated that(More)
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