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Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis.
Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease with up to 350 million people at risk of infection worldwide. Among its different clinical manifestations, visceral is the most severe form. Since clinicalExpand
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Biological removal of arsenic pollution by soil fungi.
Fifteen fungal strains were isolated from arsenic contaminated (range 9.45-15.63 mg kg(-1)) agricultural soils from the state of West Bengal, India. Five fungal strains were belonged to theExpand
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Assessing the impact of climate change on inland fisheries in River Ganga and its plains in India
Perceptible changes on a global and regional scale are evident in earth's climate. In India, observed changes include an increase of air temperature, regional monsoon variation, frequent droughts andExpand
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Leaf surface structure alterations due to particulate pollution in some common plants
The plant foliar surface is the most important receptor of atmospheric pollutants. It undergoes several structural and functional changes when particulate-laden air strikes it. In the presentExpand
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Diagnosis of Indian Visceral Leishmaniasis by Nucleic Acid Detection Using PCR
Background PCR based diagnosis for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), despite numerous published primers, remains far from being applied in the field. The present study was planned to design a LeishmaniaExpand
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Molecular and serological markers of Leishmania donovani infection in healthy individuals from endemic areas of Bihar, India
Recent epidemiological reports indicate that asymptomatic human infections with Leishmania donovani, the causative agent of visceral leishmaniasis or Kala‐azar (KA), occur frequently in India. WeExpand
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Arsenic accumulation in native plants of West Bengal, India: prospects for phytoremediation but concerns with the use of medicinal plants
Arsenic (As) is a widespread environmental and food chain contaminant and class I, non-threshold carcinogen. Plants accumulate As due to ionic mimicry that is of importance as a measure ofExpand
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Longlasting insecticidal nets for prevention of Leishmania donovani infection in India and Nepal: paired cluster randomised trial
Objective To test the effectiveness of large scale distribution of longlasting nets treated with insecticide in reducing the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis in India and Nepal. Design PairedExpand
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Detection of Leptomonas sp. parasites in clinical isolates of Kala-azar patients from India.
We report here nine unusual cases of Kala-azar, of which parasites were isolated and found by 18S rRNA gene sequencing to be most similar to Leptomonas species. One of these isolates was used toExpand
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Application of four novel fungal strains to remove arsenic from contaminated water in batch and column modes.
Immobilized biomass of novel indigenous fungal strains FNBR_3, FNBR_6, FNBR_13, and FNBR_19 were evaluated for arsenic (As) removal from aqueous solution. Alginate beads containing 0.1 g biomass wereExpand
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