Dr. N. C. Talukdar

Research :

Current research interest is within the two programmes of IASST:

  1. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration Research
  2. Traditional knowledge based drug delivery

These areas are:

  1. Interaction between macro and micro-organism, their implication in ecosystem functioning
  2. Bio-inputs and Bioenergy
  3. Validation and integration of traditional knowledge based herbs of north east India.

Interaction studies include both classical and molecular approach as part of the research of the microbial technology group of the life science scientists of the institute for the following system: Beneficial (Rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria and high value crops, animal gut inhabiting microorganisms such as cellulolytic bacteria and fungi in earthworm gut, mycorrhizae-high value crops and Ustilago esculenta in edible Zizania latifolia), harmful (fungal pathogen and host plant interaction) micro-organisms. The focal theme of these is to understand range of diversity and distribution of the microorganisms, biochemical and molecular basis of interaction and migration of the microbial component in the system. The role of these interactions in diverse background of abiotic and other biotic component for ecosystem functioning is also part of the research interest.

Bio-inputs and bioenergy research of the group involves development of bioinoculants for high value crops and diversity of cellulolytic and lignolytic fungi and bacteria and characterization of their enzyme systems. The final goal is to develop efficient microbial system containing cellulolytic and fermentative function for conversion of cellulose rich biomass such as crop residues to ethanol. An off-shoot observation of this research was detection of a rhizobacteria, Citrobacter sp. in mandarin orange rhizosphere which exhibits electrogenic properties and can generate a voltage up to 590 mV and current up to 213 A with a power output upto125 mW/m2 in the anode chamber of a doubled chambered fuel cell. This has been pursued further as a part of bioenergy research in the institute where the scientists of plasma process studies are also taking part to develop a membrane electrode for the microbial fuel cell assembly and in other process optimization.

Rich diversity of botanical herbs of medical values and large number of ethnic tribes (> 250) and their traditional knowledge on these herbs provide a great opportunity for their exploration, value as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in treatment of human and animal diseases in integrated manner.

Our current work aim at the integration of herbal formulation of north east India with contemporary approach in treatment of diseases.


Ph.D. 1993: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
(Plant-Mycorrhizal functional interaction)

M.Sc. 1983: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana,
(Soil Chemistry)

B.Sc. 1981: Assam agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam
(Soil Science Major)


June 2013 to till date: Present Director, IASST, DST, Govt. of India

June 2013 to till date: Additional Charge of Director, IBSD, DBT, Govt. of India, Imphal.

May 2009-June-2013: Scientist F and Acting Director, IBSD, DBT, Govt. of India, Imphal.

May 2009-June-2013: Scientist E, IBSD, DBT, Govt. of India, Imphal.

March 2006-August 2006: Post Doctoral Research, University of Warwick, UK.

Nov. 2004-July 2005: Senior Scientist, BNF Project, Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat, Assam

Dec. 2000 April 2001: Visiting FAO fellow in the Faculty of agriculture, food and environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot.

Nov. 1996-Nov. 2004: Associate Professor, AAU, Jorhat, Assam.

Feb. 1993-Nov. 1996: Assistant Professor, AAU, Jorhat, Assam.

Feb. 1984-Aug. 1987: Junior Scientist, RARS, North-Lakhimpur, Assam.

Research Experience:

  1. Fourteen students completed Ph.D., six students are currently pursuing Ph. D. in AAU, IBSD and IASST.
  2. Supervised 20 M.Sc. thesis research in soil microbiology and biotechnology at AAU, Jorhat

Patent file and published: 4

Teaching experience: Twelve years of teaching experience in B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.

  1. International conferences outside India: 12
  2. National conferences: 30
  3. Keynote speaker and plenary lectures: 10
  4. International conference/workshop organized: 2
  5. National seminar/workshop organized: 10

Institution building activities:

Established a very well equipped soil microbiology laboratory and a biofertilizer production centre during 1996-2005 in Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat. Developed a full-fledged natural product chemistry, Central Molecular Biology and Animal Cell culture laboratory, Ph. D. programme and overall R&D infrastructure of the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development during 2010 to 2014 while holding the charge of the Director of the Institute. Developed a 38 acre area as Bio-resource Park of IBSD at Haraorou, Imphal for maintaining, conserving valuable plant, animal and microbial resources of NE India and producing quality planting materials for end users and also bio-resources education purpose. The first regional centre of IBSD was set up in Gangtok, Sikkim in 2010 and with the sophisticated laboratories and equipment in place; the scientists in the centre are doing research on the bioresources of the Sikkim Himalaya which is unique in terms of its high mountain range and low temperature. A microbial Repository Centre was established in IBSD as a national facility for North East India for collection, preservation and supply of microbial cultures to the microbiologists for research. Acquired land and completed the activities for selection of architectural design and project management firm selection in a highly competitive manner for construction of the Institutes permanent green building complex at Imphal.

Areas of Research with publications: Click here to Download

  1. Microbiology- Plant microbe and animal microbe interaction/microbial biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem research
  2. Plant diversity/Natural Product chemistry/traditional knowledge based drug development.

List of Publications:

Microbiology- Plant microbe and animal microbe interaction/microbial biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem research

  1. Robinson C Jose, Grihalakshmi D Nongthombam, Bengyella Louis, Pratap J Handique and Narayan C Talukdar. 2017. Confined Enzymatic Activity of scitamineum and U. esculenta at the Smut Gall during Infection. Biol Syst. Open Access 2017, 6:2 DOI: 10.4172/2329-6577.1000182.
  2. Shantibala Devi Sanasam and Narayan Chandra Talukdar*2017. Quality compost production from municipality biowaste in Mix with Rice Straw, Cow Dung, and Earthworm EiseniafetidaCompost Science & Utilization. 1-11.
  3. Elizabeth Thokchom, Dwipendra Thakuria, Mohan Chandra Kalita, Chandra dev K. Sharma, Narayan Chandra Talukdar.* 2017. Root colonization by host-specific rhizobacteria alters indigenous root endophyte and rhizosphere soil bacterial communities and promotes the growth of mandarin orange. European Journal of Soil Biology. Volume 79, 48–56.
  4. Sen, S.,Dehingia, M., Talukdar, N.C., and Khan, M2017. Chemometric analysis reveals links in the formation of fragrant bio-molecules during agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis) and fungal interactions. Scientific Reports. March 2107. 7:44406 | DOI: 10.1038/srep44406.
  5. Madhusmita Dehingia, Supriyo Sen, Bhuwan Bhaskar, Tulsi K. Joishy, Manab Deka, Narayan C. Talukdar, and Mojibur R. Khan. 2017. Ethnicity influences gut metabolites and microbiota of the tribes of Assam, India. Metabolomics. 13:69.
  6. Bengyella B Louis, Sayanika D SD Waikhom, Robinson C RC Jose, Sailendra S Goyari, Pardeep Kumar, PK Bhardwaj, NC Talukdar*, Pranab Roy. 2016Cochliobolus lunatus Down-Regulates Proteome at Late Stage of Colonization and Transiently Alters StNPR1 Expression in Solanum tuberosum Arch Microbiol. 199 (2), 237-246. Sep 30.
  7. Robinson C. Jose, SailendraGoyari, Bengyella Louis, Sayanika D. Waikhom, Pratap J. Handique, Narayan C. Talukdar2016. Investigation on the biotrophic interaction of Ustilago esculenta on Zizania latifolia found in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot Microbial Pathogenesis. 98: 6-15.
  8. Robinson C. Jose, Bengyella Louis, Sailendra Goyari, Sayanika D. Waikhom, Pratap J. Handique, Narayan C. Talukdar. 2016. Biotrophic interaction of Sporisorium scitamineumon new host Saccharum spontaneum. Micron81:8-15.
  9. Madhusmita Dehingia, Thangjam Kanchaldevi, Narayan C. Talukdar, Rupjyoti Talukdar, D Nageshwar Reddy, Sharmila Mande, Manab Deka, and Mojibur Khan. 2015. Gut bacterial diversity of the tribes of India and comparison with the worldwide data. Scientific Reports. 5:18563 | DOI: 10.1038/srep18563.
  10. Goyari, S.H. Devi, L. Bengyella, M. Khan, C.K. Sharma, M.C. Kalita and C. Talukdar. 2015. Unveiling the optimal parameters for cellulolytic characteristics of Talaromyces verruculosus SGMNPf3 and its secretory enzymes. J. App. Microbiology. 119:88-98.
  11. Talukdar, N. C. and Thakuria, D. 2015. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in crop field soils and bacteria in rhizosphere niches of crops in cropping phase of different Jhum fallow cycles. Envis Newsletter on Himalayan Ecology. 12 (4):4-5.
  12. Yogesh B. ChaudhariNarayan C. TalukdarNirab C. AdhikaryMohan C. Kalita, and Mojibur R. Khan2015Rice Straw Based Evaluation of Lignolytic and Cellulolytic Capabilities of Novel Strains of Saprophytic Fungi from Indo-Burma. Biodiversity Hotspot Energy and Fuels. 29:784-792.
  13. Samurailatpam Sanjukta, Amit Kumar Rai, Ali Muhammed, Kumaraswamy Jeyaram, Narayan Chandra Talukdar. Enhancement of antioxidant properties of two soybean varieties of Sikkim Himalayan region by Proteolytic Bacillus subtilisfermentation. Journal of Functional Foods. 14:650-658.
  14.  Bengyella Louis, Sayanika Devi Waikhom, Robinson C. Jose, Sailendra Goyari, Narayan Chandra TalukdarPranab Roy. 2015Cochliobolus lunatus colonizes potato by adopting different invasion strategies on cultivars: New insights on temperature dependent-virulence. Microbial Pathogenesis. 87:30-39.
  15. Bengyella L, Waikhom SD, Talukdar NC, Roy P. 2015. Black List of Unreported Pathogenic Bambusicolous Fungi Limiting the Production of Edible Bamboo. J Plant Pathol Microb. 6:264. doi: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000264.
  16. N.C. Talukdar2015. The Institute of advanced study in science and technology. Current Science. 108:1434-1437.
  17. Laishram Shantikumar Singh, Hemant Sharma, and Narayan Chandra Talukdar2014Production of potent antimicrobial agent by actinomycete, Streptomyces sannanensis strain SU118 isolated from phoomdi in Loktak Lake of Manipur, India. BMC Microbiology. 14:278-286.
  18. Louis, Bengyella; Waikhom, Sayanika D; Singh, Wakambam M; Talukdar, Narayan C; Roy, Pranab. 2014. Diversity of Ascomycetes at the Potato Interface: New Devastating Fungal Pathogens Posing Threat to Potato Farming. Plant Pathology Journal. 13: 18-27.
  19. Bengyella Louis, Sayanika Devi Waikhom, Pranab Roy, Pardeep Kumar Bhardwaj, Mohendro Wakambam Singh, Sharma K Chandradev and Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2014. Invasion of Solanum tuberosum L. by Aspergillus terreus: a microscopic and proteomics insight on pathogenicity. BMC Research Notes. 7:350-360.
  20. Bengyella Louis, Sayanika Devi Waikhom, Pranab Roy, Pardeep Kumar Bhardwaj, MohendroWakambam Singh, Sailendra Goyari, Chandradev K Sharmaand, Talukdar, N. C. 2014. Secretome weaponries of Cochliobolus lunatus interacting with potato leaf at different temperature regimes reveal a CL[xxxx]LHM – motif. BMC Genomics. 15:213.  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-213.
  21. Bengyella Louis, Sayanika Devi Waikhom, Pranab Roy, Pardeep Kumar Bhardwaj, Chandradev K. Sharma, Mohendro Wakambam Singh, and Talukdar, N. C. 2014. Host-Range Dynamics of Cochliobolus lunatus: From a Biocontrol Agent to a Severe Environmental Threat. Biomed Research International. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/378372.
  22. Sailendra Goyari, Shantibala S Devi, Mohan C Kalita and Narayan C Talukdar. 2014. Population, diversity and characteristics of cellulolytic microorganisms from the Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot. Springer Plus. 3:700-709.
  23. AB Devi, DS Moirangthem, NC Talukdar, MD Devi. 2014. Novel synthesis and characterization of CuO nanomaterials: Biological applications. Chinese chemical letters. 25: 1615-1619.
  24. Elizabeth Thokchom, Mohan Chandra Kalita, and Talukdar, N. C. 2014. Isolation, screening, characterization, and selection of superior rhizobacterial strains as bioinoculants for seedling emergence and growth promotion of Mandarin orange (Citrus reticulate Blanco). Can J Microbiology. 60:85-92.
  25. P. Hazarika, Y.P. Singh and N.C. Talukdar. 2014. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in revegetated coalmine overburden dump of Margherita, Assam, India. Life sciences leaflet. 51:40-58.
  26. Bengyella Louis, Pranab Roy, Tamgue Ousman, Sayanika Waikhom Devi and Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2013Overcoming heat shock protein inhibition at critical temperature vital for survival in Solanum tuberosum in vivo condition. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11:10769-10774.
  27. Ann-Kathrin Liliensiek, Dwipendra Thakuria, Nicholas Clipson and Narayan C Talukdar. 2013Linking phylotypes to abundant ribotypes of community finger prints: an exercise on the phylotypic responses to plant species, fertilization and Lolium perenne Springer Plus. 2:522-527.
  28. Louis B, Roy P, Sayanika D and Talukdar NC. 2013Aspergillus terreus Thom a new pathogen that causes foliar blight of potatoPlant Pathology & Quarantine. 3(1), 29–33. doi 10.5943/ppq/3/1/5.
  29. Sarangthem Indira Devi, Bharat Somkuwar, Momota Potshangbam, Narayan Chandra Talukdar2013. Genetic characterization of Burkholderia cepacia strain from Northeast India: A potential bio-control agent. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology. 3:1179-1188.
  30. Bengyella Louis, Roy Pranab, Sayanika Devi Waikhom and Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2013Report of foliar necrosis of potato caused by Cochliobolus lunatus in India. African Journal of Biotechnology. 12(8), 833-835.
  31. Bengyella Louis, Pranab Roy, Tamgue Ousman, Sayanika Waikhom Devi and Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2012. Overcoming heat shock protein inhibition at Critical temperature vital for survival in Solanum tuberosum L. in vivo African Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 11(47). 10769-10774.
  32. BC Deka, NC Talukdar, DK Jha. 2011. Interaction Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhyzal Fungi, Rhizobium and Meloidogyne incognita on Green GramJ Mycol Plant Pathol. 41, No.3 355-360.
  33. Devi, S. I., C. Talukdar, K. Chandradev Sharma, K. Jeyaram and M. Rohini kumar. 2011. Screening rhizobacteria for their plant growth promotion ability and antagonism against damping off and root rot diseases of broad bean (Vicia faba L.). Indian J Microbiol: 51(1):14-21.
  34. Hazarika, N.C. Talukdar and 1Y.P. Sing. 2010. Arbuscular mycorrhizal association in naturally invading plant species in overburden dumps and adjacent natural forest sites of Tikak colliery, Margherita, Assam. India Eco. Env. & Cons. 16 (1):13-24.
  35. P. Hazarika, N.C. Talukdar and Y.P. Sing. 2010. Performance of Native Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Plant Species and Soil Amendments in Revegatation of Coalmine Overburden. Global Journal of Environmental Research. 5:34-45.
  36. Thakuria, D. Talukdar N. C., Goswami, C., Hazarika S., Kalita, M.C. and Bending, G. 2009. Evaluation of rice–legume–rice cropping system on grain yield, nutrient uptake, nitrogen fixation, and chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil.  Biol and Fert. of soil. 34: 1025-1039.
  37. Jeyaram, K., W. Mohendro Singh, Thingom Premarani, N.C. Talukdar and M. Rohini kumar Singh. 2008. Molecular identification of dominant microflora associated with ‘Hawaijar’ – a traditional fermented soybean (Glycine max) food of Manipur, India. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 122: 259-268.
  38. Mazumdar, T., Goswami, C. and Talukdar, N.C. 2007. Characterization and screening of beneficial bacteria obtained on King’s-B agar from tea rhizosphere soil. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 6: 490-494.
  39. Hazarika, P., Talukdar, N. C. and Singh, Y. P. 2007. Natural colonization of plant species on coalmine spoils at Tikak Colliery, Assam. J. Tropical Forestry. 21:35-42.
  40. Hazarika, S., Talukdar, N.C., Bora, K., Barman, N., Thakuria, D. and Baruah, A.K. 2007. Effluent of pulp and paper mill of Jagiroad, Assam adversely affects farmers’ field soils surrounding the paper mill. Ind. Soc Soil Sci. 55:45-51.
  41. S Hazarika, NC Talukdar, K Borah, N Barman, B. K. Medhi, and A. K. Baruah. 2007. Long-term effect of pulp and paper mill effluent on chemical and biological properties of a heavy textured acidic soil in Assam. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science. 55:45-51.
  42. Dutta, D., N. C. Talukdar and Y.P. Singh. 2006. Effect of different landuse on population and activities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in jhum cultivation areas of northeast India. Ind J Forestry. 29 (4):407-412.
  43. Choudhury, M. R., Talukdar, N.C. and Saikia, A. 2005. Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth and productivity of brinjal. on Crops. 6(3):551-554.
  44. Choudhury, M. R., Talukdar, N.C. and Saikia, A. 2005. Changes in organic carbon, available N, P2O5 and K2O of soil under integrated use of organic manure, biofertilizer and inorganic fertilizer in tomato cultivation. on Crops. 6(3): 547-550.
  45. J Jahan, NC Talukdar. 2005. Growth depression of two French bean varieties due to inoculation with two Rhizobium leguminosearum (Biovar: Phaseoli) Isolates. Legume Research. 28:34-37.
  46. Thakuria D, Talukdar NC, Goswami C, Hazarika S, Boro RC and Khan MR. 2004. Characterization and screening of bacteria from rhizosphere of rice grown in acidic soils of Assam. Current Science. 86 (7), 978-985.
  47. Boro R, Goswami C and Thakuria D, Modi, M. and Talukdar NC. 2004. Molecular and functional characterization of selected parental culture and antibiotic resistant derivatives of Azopsirilla and P-solubilizing bacteria of rice rhizosphere. Indian Journal Experimental Biology. 42 (12) 1186-1194.
  48. Talukdar, N. C., Baruah, P.P and Goswami. 2004. Suitability of three solid materials as carriers of multiple biofertilizer agents, their survival under three storage conditions and effect on rice. Biofertilizer Newsletter. vol. 12 (2).
  49. Hazarika, P., Talukdar, N. C. and Singh, Y. P. 2004. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil amendments in restoration and re-vegetation of coal mine overburden dumps of Margherita Coal belt of Assam. Ecol, Environ and Conservation. 10:431-442.
  50. Barik, J. S. and Talukdar, N.C. 2004. Seasonal variation in response of Pea (Pisum sativum L.) and green gram (Vigna radiata) to RhizobiumJournal of Applied Bioresources and Biotechnology. 1:19-23.
  51. Khan MR, Talukdar NC and Thakuria D. 2003. Detection of Azospirillum and PSB in rice rhizosphere soil by protein and antibiotic resistance profile and their effect on grain yield of rice. Indian Journal Biotechnology. 2: 246-250.
  52. Hazarika, P., Singh, Y. P. and Talukdar, N. C.  2003. Effect of coal mining on soil microbial biomass and nutritional status in different aged overburden dumps and natural recovery pattern. J. Tropical Forestry. 19: 24-34.
  53. Choudhury, A.M., Talukdar, N.C. and Deka, P.C. 2002. Effect of vesicular-arbusular mycorrhizal fungi on growth and enzymatic activities of Assam lemon. Ind J. Microbiol. 42: 129-131.
  54. Baruah, R., Talukdar, H. and Talukdar, N.C. 1999. Soil Chemical Properties as influenced by the application of fertilizers and FYM. J. Tropical Agriculture. 17, 153-158.
  55. Bayan, N. and Talukdar, N.C. 1997. Effect of co-inoculation with Gigaspora and bacillus in Green gram (Vigna radiata). Indian J. Microbiol. 37: 103-105.
  56. Dey, J.K., Patgiri, D.K., Dutta, P.K. and Talukdar, N.C1996. Effectiveness of FYM-amended mussoorie rock phosphate in a rice-rice cropping system in acidic inceptisols of Assam. Oryza. 33:46-50.
  57. Talukdar, N.C. and Germida, J.J. 1995. Growth and yield of lentil and wheat inoculated with three Glomus isolates from Saskatchewan soils. Mycorrhiza. 5: 145-152.
  58. Talukdar, N.C. and Germida, J.J. 1993. Propagation and storage of vesicular-arbascular mycorrhizae isolated from Saskatchewan Agricultural Soil. Can. J. Bot. 45: 1024-1034.
  59. Talukdar, N.C. and Germida, J.J. 1993. Occurrence and significance of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in cropped field soils of Saskatchewan, Canada. Can. J. Microbiol. 39: 567-575.
  60. Talukdar, N. C. and Chakravarty, D.N. 1988. Effect of varying levels of N, P and K on grain yield and nutrient uptake of ahu rice in a light textured soil under high annual rainfall. Ann. Agric. Res. 9: 159-164.
  61. Kapur, M.L., Talukdar, N.C., and Rana, D.S. 1986. Available zinc and manganese status of a Tolewal loamy sand as influenced by continuous use of different level of fertilizers. J. Indian Soc. Soil. Sci. 34: 198-199.
  62. Kapur, M.L, Talukdar, N.C., and Rana, D.S. 1986. Influence of continuous application of inorganic fertilizers in a fixed maize-wheat rotation on some soil properties. J. Indian Soc. Soil. Sci. 34: 198-199.
    Plant diversity/Natural Product chemistry/traditional knowledge based drug development

  64. Kandimalla R, Dash S, Bhowal AC, Kalita S, Talukdar NC, Kundu S, Kotoky J. 2017. Glycogen–gold nanohybrid escalates the potency of silymarin. Int J Nanomedicine.       Sep 25;12:7025-7038. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S142497.
  65. Suman Kumar Samanta, Raghuram Kandimalla, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi, Krishna Nayani Dutta, Paramita Choudhary, Prasanta kumar Deb, Rajlaksmi Devi, Bikas Chandra Pal and Narayan Chandra Talukdar2017. Phytochemical portfolio and anticancer activity of Murraya koenigii and its primary active component, mahanine. Pharmacol Res. Nov 23. pii: S1043-6618(17)31120-9. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2017.11.024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrs.2017.11.024
  66. Joshi, D. D., Changkija, S., Sujata, W., Somkumar, B.G., Rana, V.S. and Talukdar, N.C. 2017. Nutraceutical from Capsicum chinense fruits in shelf-stable herbal matrix. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. 42:130-137.
  67. Raghuram Kandimalla,Suvakanta, DashSanjeeb KalitaBhaswati ChoudhurySandeep MalampatiRajlakshmi DeviMuthiah RamanathanNarayan C. Talukdar, and Jibon Kotoky2017. Bioactive Fraction of Annona reticulata Bark (or) Ziziphus jujuba Root Bark along with Insulin Attenuates Painful Diabetic Neuropathy through Inhibiting NF-κB Inflammatory CascadeFront Cell Neurosci. 11: 73.
  68. Bhusan Gurung, Pardeep K. Bhardwaj*, Narayan C. Talukdar. 2016Subtractive transcriptome analysis of leaf and rhizome reveals differentially expressed transcripts in Panax sokpayensis. Functional & Integrative Genomics. November 2016. Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 619–639.
  69. Yunus Sheikh, Beebina Chanu Maibam, Narayan Chandra Talukdar, Dibakar Chandra Deka, Jagat Chandra Borah. 2016Invitro and invivo anti-diabetic and hepatoprotective effects of edible pods of Parkiar oxburghii and quantification of the active constituent by HPLC-PDA. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 191: 21-28.
  70. SurbalaLaishram, Dinesh Singh Moirangthem, Jagat Chandra Borah, Bikas Chandra Pal, Pankaj Suman, Satish Kumar Gupta, Mohan Chandra Kalita, Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2015Chrysin rich Scutella riadiscolor induces cervical cancer cell death via the induction of cell cycle arrest and caspase dependent apoptosis. Life Sciecnes.143:105-113.
  71. Anil Kumar, Hasnahana Chetia, Swagata Sharma, Debajyoti Kabiraj, Narayan Chandra Talukdar, and Utpal Bora. 2015. Curcumin Resource Database. July 27, 2015. 1-6.
  72. Bengyella Louis, Sayanika Devi Waikhom,  SailendraGoyari, Robinson C. Jose,  Pranab Roy, Narayan Chandra Talukdar*.  2015. First proteome study of sporadic flowering in bamboo species (Bambusa vulgaris and Dendrocalamus manipureanus) reveal the boom is associated with stress and mobile genetic elements. Gene. 574:255-264.
  73. Laisharm, S.,Sheikh, Y., Moirangthem, D.S., Deb,L., Pal, B.C., Talukdar, N.C., Borah, J.C. 2015. Anti‐diabetic molecules from Cycas pectinate Traditionally used by the Maiba‐Maibi. Phytomedicine. 22: 23‐26.
  74. Lokesh Deb, Laishram Surbala, Khumukcham Nongalleima, Ningthoukhongjam Dhaneshwor, Nameirakpam, Surjit Singh, Amitabha, Dey, Moirangthem, Dinesh Singh, Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2015. Past, present and perspectives of Manipur traditional medicine: A major health care system available for rural population in the North-East India. J of Ethnopharmacology.169: 387–400.
  75. Supriyo Sen, Narayan Chandra Talukdar and Mojibur Khan. 2015. A simple metabolite profiling approach reveals critical biomolecular linkages in fragrant agarwood oil production from Aquilaria malaccensis – a traditional agro-based industry in North East India. Current Science. 108:63-71.
  76. Yunus SheikhBeebina Chanu MaibamDipak BiswasSurbala LaisharmLokesh DebNarayan Chandra TalukdarJagat Chandra Borah2015. Anti-diabetic potential of selected ethno-medicinal plants of north east India. J of Ethnopharmacology. 171:37–41.
  77. Bengyella Louis, Sayanika Devi Waikhom, Sailendra Goyari, Robinson C. Jose, Pranab Roy, Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2015. First proteome study of sporadic flowering in bamboo species (Bambusa vulgaris and Dendrocalamus manipureanus) reveal the boom is associated with stress and mobile genetic elements. 574:255-264.
  78. SD Waikhom, L Bengyella, P Roy, C. Talukdar. 2015. Insights on predominant edible bamboo shoot proteins. African Journal of Biotechnology. 14: 1511-1518.
  79. Dinesh Singh Moirangthem, Surbala Laishram1, Jagat, Chandra Borah, Mohan Chandra Kalita and Narayan Chandra Talukdar. 2014. Cephalotaxus griffithii f. needle extract induces cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and suppression of hTERT And hTR expression on human breast Cancer cells. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 14:305-312.
  80. Sayanika D. WaikhomAffiliated withInstitute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Bengyella Louis, Pranab Roy, Wakambam Mohendro Singh, Pardeep K. Bharwaj, and Narayan C. TalukdarAffiliated withInstitute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). 2014. Scanning electron microscopy of pollen structure throws light on resolving BambusaDendrocalamus complex: bamboo flowering evidence. Plant systematics and evolution. 300:1261-1268.
  81. Dinesh Singh Moirangthem, Surbala Laishram, Jagat Chandra Borah, and Narayan Chandra Talukdar. HPLC analysis of harringtonine and Homoherringtonine in the needles of Cephalotaxus Griffithii. Natural Product Research. 28: 1503-1506.
  82. Singh D. M.Talukdar N. C., Kasoju, N and Bora, U. 2013Differential effects of Oroxyl umindicum bark extracts: antioxidant, antimicrobial, cytotoxic and apoptotic study.  Cytotechnology. 13:83-95.
  83. Sarangthem, N., Talukdar, N.C. and Th. Bisheswori. 2013. Collection and evaluation of Hedychium species of Manipur, Northeast India. Genetic Resources and crop evolution. 16:13-21.
  84. Jayashankar Das, Sandhya Thapaa, Deepti Pradhan, Sunil S. Thorat, Narayan C. Talukdar. 2013. Intra-specific genetic diversity, phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activities of a potential Himalayan Swertia (Swertia bimaculata F. & Thomas.). Industrial Crops and Products. 49:341-347.
  85. Singh D. M.Talukdar N. C., Kasoju, N. and Bora, U. 2012. Antioxidant, antibacterial, cytotoxic and apoptotic activity of extracts of Cephalotaxus griffithii f. (stem bark). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012 Apr 3;12:30. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-30.
  86. Ghosh, S., Devi. Sayanika, Sen Mandi, S., Talukdar, N. C. 2011Amplified fragment length polymorphism based study of phylogenetic relationship and genetic variability among some edible bamboo species of North-East India. J Plant Mol Biol Biotechnol. 2: (2) 8-15.
  87. Devi, S., Ghosh, S. Talukdar, N. C. and Sen Mandi, S. 2011. Assessment of genetic diversity among landrances of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees & Arn. ex Munro in association with AFLP markers and their biochemical traits. Genetics and molecular research. 60:13-21.


Book Chapter


  1. K. Sarma,Ratul Saikia, and N. C. Talukdar2017. Mitochondrial DNA Based Molecular Markers in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) Research. Chapter. In:Molecular Markers in Mycology. Part of the series Fungal Biology. pp 243-250.

Projects :

Currently ongoing externally funded projects:

S. NoName of projectFunding agencySanctioned budget (Lakhs)Project duration(Dates) Working as PI/ Co-PI/ Co-I
1Co-ordinated project – “Microbial role in yield management of scented rice of North East India” (IASST component –DBTNew DelhiRs.202.394 (IASST component Rs. 39.74 lakhs)Aug , 16Coordinator of  6 (six) centres and  PI  of IASST centre
2Co-ordinated project –“Integrating herbal medicine of NER with contemporary approaches to develop therapeutic strategies for metabolic syndrome”DBTNew DelhiRs. 2455.739 (IASST component Rs. 1043.28)July, 2016Coordinator of  6 (six) centres  and  PI  of IASST centre
3Co-ordinated project –Impact assessment of   Jhuming  on native plants and soil microbiota and restoration of sustainable Jhum agro-ecosystem in North-East IndiaDBT- New DelhiRs  542.14(IASST component Rs. 57.62)31-10-201230-10-2016Co-ordinator of 8 centres and PI of IASST centre

Externally funded projects completed as Principal Investigator:

S.NoName of project and  funding agencySanctioned budget (Rs. In lakhs)Duration(Dates)
From / To
Date of actual completion
1Endophyte diversity in wild versus cultivated rice across theenvironmental gradients in North East India – DBTRs. 23.0020/06/201319/06/2016
2Biotechnology led Organic farming in the North Easten region: Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration for high value cropsRs. 77.64036831/03/2015
3Isolation, characterization and identification of pigments of food industrial value from filamentous fungiRs. 6.8516/03/201115/03/2015
4Establishment of a culture collection centre in North East Region of IndiaRs. 178.3309,2012/12,201441974
5Studies on intestinal microbiota of ethnically diverse tribal population of Inida: Enhancing our understanding on effect of host genotypes, diet and ecology.Rs. 18.5016/11/2011
6Production Technology for quality ‘SOIBUM’ and its value addition PI-Dr. K. Jeyaram, Scientist B, MRD, IBSDDBT, New DelhiRs. 37.278September, 2007March, 2008
7ICAR network project on BiofertilizerICARRs. 38April, 2004July, 2007
8Zone specific technologies for INM in rice productionARIASP, World BankRs. 25.78November, 2002November, 2005
9Biocontrol of rhizoctonia in tomato, chilli and brinjal by PGPR and AM fungi, PI – Dr. L.C. Bora, Plant Pathology Department, AAU, JorhatICAR, New DelhiRs. 11.00May, 2001May, 2004
10Assessment and improvement of soil quality and resilience under rain fed rice production systemNATP-PSR mode, ICARRs. 9.96April, 2000April, 2004
11In-situ decomposition of rice crop residues and production of improved compost as carrier of multiple microbial inocula NATP-CGP, for use in rice based cropping systems.NATP-CGP, ICARRs. 27.60April, 2000July, 2003
12Development of biofertilizer for use as a component of integrated nutrient management in rice based cropping system.DBT, GOIRs. 27.56April, 1999August, 2002
13Exploring VAM fungi for revegetation of land degraded by shifting cultivation in N.E. Region of India, PI – Dr. R.N. Bhattacharjee, Dept. of Botany, CottonCollege, GuwahatiMinistry of Environment & Forest, GOIRs. 17.00January, 1999January, 2002
14Growth of two timber yielding trees at degraded forest sites as affected by their symbiont mycorrhizal fungiICFRE, DehradunRs. 5.67April, 1997July, 2001

To be updated…

To be updated…