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Baishnab Charan Tripathy

Baishnab Charan Tripathy

Distinguished Professor, Biotechnology


Baishnab Charan Tripathy, from Cuttack, Odisha earned his BSc and MSc degrees with Botany major from Utkal University, after which he joined Jawaharlal Nehru University where he worked for his PhD on Primary processed of photosynthesis and plant productivity in the Schools of Life Sciences and Environmental Sciences under the supervision of late Prof. Prasanna Mohanty.  From 1981-1987 he studied and worked in the USA, first at the Ohio State University, Columbus (1981-83) as a post-doctoral researcher and worked on bioenrgetics of chloroplast and mitochondria.  Subsequently he moved to University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1984-87) where he worked as a research associate and worked on heterogenity of chlorophyll biosynthesis. Dr. Baishnab C Tripathy joined as Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where he started his photobiology laboratory and subsequently promoted to Associate Professor and Professor. On deputation from JNU, in 2011, Professor Tripathy joined as Vice-Chancellor of historic Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha and is worked with distinction on education reforms and infrastructure development of the University. Upon completion of his 3 year tenure as VC, he joined back Jawaharlal Nehru University and served as the Dean, School of Life Sciences, JNU. In August, 2019, Prof. Tripathy joined as a distinguished professor in the Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP.

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION: His research interests are in the area of molecular plant physiology, photobiology and biotechnology. He significantly contributed to our knowledge of photosynthesis.  His work on 5-aminolevulinic acid, a precursor of heme and chlorophyll, as a photodynamic herbicide is very interesting.  It induces green plants to accumulate excess amounts of tetrapyrroles, which act as photo-sensitizers and cause singlet oxygen-mediated lethal damage to plants and its photosynthetic apparatus. His work on plant senescence in relation to chlorophyll metabolism has demonstrated that chlorophyll biosynthesis takes place in senescing leaves in the face of extensive catabolic reactions. His discovery of suppression of photomorphogenesis by red light is mediated by phytochrome-A is novel and interesting. He has cloned the porC gene and demonstrated its function in Chl biosynthesis. He has overexpressed porC in Arabidopsis and Mustard for resistance of plants to photodynamic herbicides and salt-stress.  He has demonstrated that overexpression of Chlorophyllide a oxidase (CAO) that converts chlorophyllide a to chlorophyllide b significantly altered the chlorophyll a/b ratio of plants that have profoundly increased the light-harvesting function of plants and increased their photosynthetic capacity and plant productivity.  

On leave from JNU, he worked for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA and worked on space-grown plants and studied the effect of zero (micro) gravity on photosynthesis that could generate oxygen for human survival in space.

He has till now authored over 100 research articles and patent, and is on the editorial board of the journal “Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology” and is reviewer of several outstanding journals in Life Sciences.  He has so far mentored 27 PhD students and large number of M. Phil and M.Sc. students.

AWARDS/HONORS:  Because of his excellent research contributions rofessor Tripathy was elected as a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in 2005.  He is also a fellow of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is recipient of JC Bose National Fellowship of Govt. of India. His name appears in Marquis “Who is Who in the World”.  He was NASA/NRC Senior Fellowship, Kennedy Space Center, USA, and recipient of Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Award, USA, Samant Chandra Shekhar Award in Science, Gold medal for outstanding contribution to science by Srivastav Foundation, Lucknow, Professor P. Parija Samman etc.


  • 32 Years
  • MSc
  • MPhil
  • PhD
Award & Recognition

  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
  • Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi
  • J. C. Bose National Fellow
  • BSR Faculty Fellow
  • Co-Principal Scientist PESTO NASA Space Biology Program NASA
  • NASA/NRC Senior Fellow, Kennedy Space Center, Fl 32899 April, 1993
  • Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, Germany, 1991
  • Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Award, 1990
  • Recipient of Samant Chandra Shekhar Award in Science, 2001
  • Recipient of Gold medal for outstanding contribution to science by Srivastav Foundation, Lucknow, 2012
  • Recipient of P. Parija Samman, 2013
  • Name appears in Whos Who in the World and Whos


Selected Important Research Publications

01.  Tripathy, B.C. and Murthy, K.S. (1976)  Glycine decarboxylation by excised leaf tissues of rice.  Indian J. Exp. Biol.   14: 714‑716.

02.  Tripathy, B.C. and Mohanty, P. (1980)  Zinc inhibition of electron transport in isolated chloroplasts.  Plant  Physiol. 66: 1174‑1179.

03.  Tripathy, B.C. and Mohanty, P. (1981) Stabilization by glutaraldehyde fixation of chloroplast membrane structure and function against heavy metal ion induced damage.             Plant Science Letters  22: 253‑261.

04.  Tripathy, B.C., Bhatia, B. and Mohanty, P. (1981)  Inactivation of chloroplast photosynthetic electron transport activity by Ni2+. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 638: 217‑224.

05.  Tripathy, B.C. and Mohanty, P. (1981)  Inhibition of electron transport in isolated chloroplasts by zinc ions.  In Photosynthesis II.  Electron Transport and         Photophosphorylation (G. Akoyunoglou Ed.) Balban International Services, Philadelphia 65‑73.

06.  Tripathy, B.C., Subbalakshmi, B. and Mohanty, P. (1982)  Problems and Possibilities in controlling oxygen inhibition of photosynthesis.  Proc. Indian National Academy of Sciences  B48: 271‑305.

07.  Bharadwaj, R., Burkey, K.O., Tripathy, B.C. and Gross, E.L. (1982)  The effect of trypsin treatment of photosystem I particles on the electron donation to P700.  Plant Physiol.  70: 424‑429.

08.  Tripathy, B.C., Bhatia, B. and Mohanty, P. (1983)  Cobalt ions inhibit electron transport activity of Photosystem II without affecting Photosystem I.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 722: 88‑93.

09.  Tripathy, B.C., Bhatia, B. and Mohanty, P. (1984) Differential interaction of heavy metal ions on the barley subchloroplast fragments.  National Academy  Science Letters  7: 355‑359.

10.  Tripathy, B.C., Dreheim, J.E., Anderson, G.P. and Gross, E.L. (1984) Variable fluorescence of Photosystem I particles and its application in the study of the structure and function of Photosystem I.  Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 235: 449‑460.

11. Gross, E.L., Dreheim, J.E., Pan, R.L., Tripathy, B.C. and Anderson, G.P. (1984) Conformational changes in spinach plastocyanin.  In Advances in Photosynthesis Research (C. Sybesma Ed.) W. Junk Publishers  1: 537‑540.

12. Rieske, J.S., Ramesh, V. and Tripathy, B.C. (1984)  Respiratory inhibitors as modulators and probes of structure and function of coenzyme Q. Munich (Folkers and Yamamura Ed.) Elsvier Scientific Publication   4: 99‑180.

13.  Tripathy, B.C. and Rieske, J.S. (1985) Antimycin resistant alternate electron pathway to plastocyanin in complex III of beef heart mitochondria.  J. Bioenergetics and Biomembranes  17: 141‑150.

14.  Tripathy, B.C. and Rebeiz, C.A. (1985) Chloroplast Biogenesis : Quantitative determination of monovinyl and divinyl Mg‑Protoporphyrins and protochlorophyllides by spectrofluorometry.  Analytical Biochemistry  149: 43‑61.

15.  Carey, E., Tripathy, B.C. and Rebeiz, C.A. (1985) Chloroplast Biogenesis 50: Modulation of monovinyl and divinyl protochlorophyllide biosynthesis by light and darkness in vitro.  Plant Physiol.  79: 1059‑1063.

16.  Tripathy, B.C. and Rebeiz, C.A. (1986) Chloroplast Biogenesis : Demonstration of       monovinyl and divinyl monocarboxylic routes of chlorophyll biosynthesis in higher plants.  J. Biol. Chem. 261: 13556‑13564.

17.  Rebeiz, C.A., Tripathy, B.C., Wu S‑M, Montazer‑Zouhoor, A. and Carey, E.E. (1986) Chloroplast biogenesis 52: Demonstration in toto of monovinyl and divinyl monocarboxylic chlorophyll biosynthetic routes in higher plants.  In Regulation of chloroplast differentiation (G.A. Koyunoglou et al. ed) Alan R. Liss Inc.  pp.13‑24.

18.  Tripathy, B.C. and Rebeiz, C.A. (1987)  Non equivalence of glutamic and 5‑aminolevilinic acids as substrates for protochlorophyllide and chlorophyll biosynthesis in darkness.  In Progress in Photosynthesis Research (J. Biggins Ed.) Martinus Nijhoff  Publishers, The Netherlands, 4: 8437‑8443.

19.  Rebeiz, C.A., Montazer‑Zouhoor, A., Mayasich, J.M., Tripathy, B.C., Wu, S‑M and Rebeiz, C.C. (1987)  Photodynamic herbicides, chlorophyll biosynthesis modulators.  In R. Heitz, K.R. Downum eds.   Light activated pesticides, American Chemical Society Symposium, Series No.339, American Chemical Society Washington, D.C. pp.195‑328.

20.  Rebeiz, C.A., Montazer-Zouhoor, A., Mayasich, J.M., Tripathy, B.C. Wu, S‑M, Rebeiz, C.C. (1988) Photodynamic herbicides, recent developments and molecular basis of selectivity.  CRC Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences  6: 385‑436.

21.  Rebeiz, C.A., Tripathy, B.C. and Mayasich, J.M.  (1988) Chloroplast Biogenesis 61:      Kinetic analysis of precursor‑product relationships in complex biosynthetic pathways. J. Theoretical Biol.  133: 319‑326.

22.  Tripathy, B.C. and Rebeiz, C.A. (1988)  Chloroplast Biogenesis 60:  conversion of divinyl protochlorophyllide to monovinyl protochlorophyllide in greening barley, a dark monovinyl/light divinyl plant species.  Plant Physiol.  87: 89‑94.

23.  Tripathy, B. C. (1989) The chlorophyll biosynthetic routes in angiosperms. In Trends in Photosynthesis Research (U. C. Biswal and G. Briton eds.) Agro Botanical   Publishers, Bikaner pp 93-100.

24.  Chakraborty, N. and Tripathy, B.C. (1990)  Expression of 5‑ amino levulinic acid induced photodynamic damage to the thylakoid membranes in dark sensitized by brief preillumination.  J. Biosci. 15: 199‑204.

25.  Sabat, S.C., Vijayavergiya, V., Tripathy, B.C. and Mohanty, P. (1991) Inhibitory effect of crown compounds on photoelectron transport activity of beet spinach thylakoid membranes.  Z.Naturforsch.  46C: 87‑92.

26.  Tripathy, B.C. and Chakraborty, N. (1991) 5‑Aminolevulinic acid induced photodynamic damage of the photosynthetic electron transport chain of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) Cotyledons.  Plant Physiol.  96: 761‑767.

27.  Chakraborty, N. and Tripathy, B.C. (1992)  Involvement of singlet oxygen in photodynamic damage of isolated chloroplasts of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) cotyledons.  Plant Physiol.  98: 7‑11.

        28.  Chakraborty, N. and Tripathy, B.C. (1992)  5‑aminolevulinic acid-induced photodynamic reactions in thylakoid membranes of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) cotyledons.             Plant Biochem Biotech 1: 65‑68.

29.  Hukmani, P. and Tripathy, B.C. (1992)  Chlorophyll biosynthesis : spectrofluorometric estimation of protoporphyrinIX, mg‑protoporphyrin and protochlorophyllide.  In Regulation of chloroplast Biogenesis (J.H. Argyroudi‑Akoyunoglou ed.) Plenum Press pp 251‑256.

30.  Hukmani, P. and Tripathy, B. C. (1992) Spectrofluotrometri estimation of intermediates of chlorophyll biosynthesis: Protoporphyrin IX, Mg‑Protoporphyrin and  Protochlorophyllide.  Anal. Biochem  205: 251‑256.

31.  Tripathy, B. C. (1993) 5-Aminolevulinic acid-induced photodynamic damage to cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) plants mediated by singlet oxygen  In  Porphyric Pesticides: Chemistry, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Applications (S. O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds.) American Chemical Society, Washington D. C. pp 65-80.

32.  Hukmani, P. and Tripathy, B. C. (1994) Chlorophyll biosynthetic reactions during         senescence of excised barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv IB 65) leaves.  Plant Physiol.  105:  1295-1300.

33.  Tripathy, B. C. and Brown, C. S. (1995)  Root-shoot interaction in the greening of wheat         seedlings grown under red light.  Plant Physiol.  107: 407-411.  C

34.  Tripathy, B. C.  (1995)  Photoregulation of chlorophyll and carotenoid biosynthesis during plant development.  In Photosynthesis: from light and biosphere vol. 3 (P. Mathis ed.) Kluwer Press, pp 911-916.

35.  Tripathy, B. C., Brown, C. S., Levine, H. and Kirkorian A. D. (1996) Growth and photosynthetic responses of wheat plants grown in space.  Plant Physiol 110: 801-806.

36.  Jilani, A., Kar, S., Bose, S. and Tripathy, B. C. (1996)  Regulation of the carotenoid content and chloroplast development by levulinic acid.  Physiol. Plant. 96: 139-145.

37.  Brown, C. S., Tripathy, B. C. and Stutee, G. (1997) Photosynthesis and carbohydrate                metabolism in microgravity.  In Plants in Space Biology.  Institute of Genetic Ecology,            Tohuku University, Japan pp 127-134.

38.  Hukmani, P. and Tripathy, B. C. (1997)  Chlorophyll biosynthesis during senescence of barley leaves. In Molecular biology of development and ageing (M. S. Kanungo ed.).  New Age International Publishers, New Delhi, pp 203-211.

39.  Tewari, A. K. and Tripathy, B. C. (1998) Quantitative estimation of coproporphyrin iii and protoporphyrin ix from their mixture by spectrofluorometry.  J. Plant Biochem. Plant Biotech.  7: 43-46.

40.  Tewari A. K. and Tripathy B. C. (1998) Temperature-stress-induced impairment of    chlorophyll biosynthetic reactions in cucumber (cucumis sativus L) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L).  Plant Physiol.  117: 851-858.

41.  Sood, S. and Tripathy, B. C. (1998)  Etiolation response of wheat plants grown under red light.  In Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects IV (G. Garab ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dorderecht pp 3301-3304. 

42.  Tewari A. K. and Tripathy B. C. (1999) Acclimation of chlorophyll biosynthetic reactions           to temperature stress in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) Planta 208: 431-437. 

43.  Gupta, I. and Tripathy, B. C. (1999) Oxidative Stress in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Seedlings Treated With Acifluorfen.  Z. Naturforsch. 54C: 771-781. 

44.  Tripathy, B. C. and Singhal, G. S. (1999) Oxidative stress in photodynamic herbicidal action of 5-aminolevulinic acid.  In Concepts in Photobiology Photosynthesis and Photomorphogenesis.  (G. S. Singhal, G. Renger, S. K. Sopory, K-D Irrgang and        Govindjee eds.) Narosa Publishing house, New Delhi, pp 668-688.

45.  Manohara, M. S. and Tripathy, B. C.  (2000) Regulation of protoporphyrin IX biosynthesis by intraplastidic compartmentalization and adenosine triphosphate.  Planta 212: 52-59.

46.  Gupta, I and Tripathy, B. C. (2000) Oxidative stress in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) Seedlings treated with acifluorfen.  Indian J. Biochem. Biophys. 37: 498-505. Ci

47. Tripathy, B. C.  (2001)  Photosynthetic production of hydrogen from Chlamydomonas. bcota/abstracts/24/z389.pdf

48. Pattanayak, GK and Tripathy, B. C. (2002) Catalytic Function of a Novel Protein  Protochlorophyllide Oxidoreductase C of Arabidopsis thaliana.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 291: 921-924. 

49. Mohapatra A and Tripathy, B C (2002) Detection of protoporphyrin IX in envelope  membranes of pea chloroplasts.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 299: 751-754.

50.  Mohapatra A and Tripathy, B C (2003)  Developmental changes in sub-plastidic distribution of chlorophyll biosynthetic intermediates in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)  J. Plant Physiol. 160: 9-15.  

51.  Sood, S., Tyagi, A. K. and  Tripathy, B. C. (2004) Inhibition of Photosystem I and Photosystem II in wheat seedlings with their root-shoot transition zones exposed to red light.  Photosynth. Res. 81: 31-40.

52. Tripathy B. C., Mohapatra, A. and Pattanayak G. K. (2004) Subplastidic distribution of chlorophyll biosynthetic intermediates and characterization of protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase C.  in Agricultural applications in green chemistry (W M. Nelson ed, ACS ss 887.) American Chemical Society, Washington DC pp 117-128.

53.  Pattanayak, G. K., Biswal, A. K., Reddy, V. S. and Tripathy, B. C. (2005) Light-dependent regulation of chlorophyll b biosynthesis in chlorophyllide a oxygenase (CAO) overexpressing tobacco plants. Biochem, Biophys. Res. Commun. 326: 466-471.

54.  Stutte G. W., Monje, O., Goins, G. D. and Tripathy, BC (2005) Microgravity effects on thylakoid, single leaf and whole canopy photosynthesis of dwarf wheat.  Planta 223: 46-56.

55.  Sood  S., Gupta V. and Tripathy, B. C. (2005)  Photoregulation of the greening process of wheat seedlings grown in red light.  Plant Mol. Biol. 59: 269-287.

56.  Mohanty S. and Tripathy BC (2005) Regulation of chlorophyll biosynthetic genes in response to temperature stress.  In Photosynthesis: fundamental aspects to global prospectives Vol 2 (A. van der Est and D. Bruce Eds), International Society of Photosynthesis Research pp. 718-720.

57.  Tayal D., Tripathy BC, Srivastava PS and Bansal KC (2005) Photosynthetic response of osmotin overexpressing transgenic Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern) to salt stress. Physiol Mol. Biol. Plants. 11: 249-253.

58.  Mohanty, S., Grimm B. and Tripathy, B.C. (2006) Light and Dark Modulation of Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Genes in Response to Temperature.  Planta  224: 692–699.

59.  Bala, K, Tripathy, B.C. and Sharma, D. (2006) Neuroprotective and anti-ageing effects of curcumin in aged rat brain regions. Biogerontology 7: 81-89. 

60.  Tripathy, BC, Mohapatra A and Gupta, I (2007) Impairment of the photosynthetic apparatus by oxidative stress induced by photosensitization reaction of protoporphyrin IX.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1767: 860-868.

61. Mohapatra, A. and Tripathy, BC (2007) Differential distribution of chlorophyll biosynthetic intermediates in stroma, envelope and thylakoid membranes in Beta vulgaris.  Photosynth. Res. 94: 401-410.

62. Dutta, S., Mohanty, S. and Tripathy, B. C. (2009) Role of temperature stress on chloroplast biogenesis and protein import. Plant Physiol. 150: 1050-1061. 

63.  Tripathy B. C., Sherameti, I and Oelmuller, R (2010)  Siroheme an essential component of life on earth.  Plant Signaling and Behaviour. 5: 14-20. 

        64. Gupta V., Roy, A. and Tripathy B. C. (2010) Signaling events leading to red-light-induced suppressions of photomorphogenesis in wheat (Triticum aestivum).  Plant Cell                      Physiol. 51:1788-99.

65. Gupta, V., & Tripathy, B. C. (2010). Effect of light quality on chlorophyll accumulation and protein expression in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seedlings. Int. J. Biotechnol. Biochem, 6: 521-536.

        66. Tripathy, B. C., & Pattanayak, G. K. (2010). Singlet oxygen-induced oxidative stress in plants. In The Chloroplast (pp. 397-412). Springer Netherlands.

        67. Mohanty, S and Tripathy, BC (2011)  Early and Late Plastid Development in Response to Chill- stress and Heat-stress in Wheat Seedlings. Protoplasma 248:725-736.

        68.  Leelavathi, S, Bhardwaj, A., Kumar, S., Dass, A, Pathak, R, Pandey, SS, Tripathy, BC, Padmalatha, KV, Dhandapani, G, Kanakachari, M, Ananda Kumar, P, Cella, R,                        Reddy, VS (2011) Genome-wide transcriptome and proteome analyses of tobacco psaA and psbA deletion mutants. Plant Mol Biol. 76: 407-423.

         69. Pattanayak, G. K., Tripathy, BC (2011) Overexpression of protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase C regulates oxidative stress in Arabidopsis.  Plos One (Publisehed online                   October, 2011).

          70. Tripathy, B. C., & Pattanayak, G. K. (2012). Chlorophyll biosynthesis in higher plants. In Photosynthesis (pp. 63-94). Springer Netherlands.

          71. Biswal AK, Pattanayak GK, Pandey SS, Leelavathi S, Reddy VS, Govindjee, Tripathy BC (2012). Light intensity-dependent modulation of chlorophyll b biosynthesis and                  photosynthesis by overexpression of chlorophyllide a oxygenase in tobacco. Plant Physiol. 159: 433-49.

   72. Mishra R, Singh A, Chandra V, Negi MP, Tripathy BC, Prakash J, Gupta V (2012)  A comparative analysis of serological parameters and oxidative stress in osteoarthritis           and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatol Int. 32: 2377-82.

           73.  Eaton-Rye, J. J., Tripathy, B. C., & Sharkey, T. D. (Eds.). (2011). Photosynthesis: plastid biology, energy conversion and carbon assimilation (Vol. 34). Springer Science                   & Business Media.

   74. Dalal VK, Tripathy BC (2012). Modulation of chlorophyll biosynthesis by water stress in rice seedlings during chloroplast biogenesis. Plant Cell Environ. 35:1685-1703.

   75.  Tripathy BC, Oelmüller, R (2012) Reactive oxygen species generation and signaling in plants. Plant Signaling Behavior 7: 1621-1633.

   76. Turan S, Tripathy BC (2013). Salt and genotype impact on antioxidative enzymes and lipid peroxidation in two rice cultivars during de-etiolation. Protoplasma 250: 209-222.

           77.  Tripathy, B. C., & Dalal, V. (2013). Modulation of chlorophyll biosynthesis by environmental cues. In Plastid Development in Leaves during Growth and Senescence (pp.                    601-639). Springer Netherlands.

  78. Roy A, Sahoo, DB, Tripathy BC (2013) Involvement of phytochrome A in suppression of photomorphogenesis in rice seedling grown in red light. Plant Cell Environ. 36:              2120-34.

          79.  Turan S, Tripathy BC (2014) Salt-stress induced modulation of chlorophyll biosynthesis during de-etiolation of rice seedlings.  Physiol. Plant. 153: 477-91.

  80. Singh J, Pandey P, James D, Chandrasekhar K, Achary VM, Kaul T, Tripathy BC, Reddy MK. (2014) Enhancing C3 photosynthesis: an outlook on feasible interventions          for crop improvement. Plant Biotechnol J. 12: 1217-30.

  81.  Ruhil K, Sheeba, Ahmad A, Iqbal M, Tripathy BC. (2015) Photosynthesis and growth responses of mustard (Brassica juncea L. cv Pusa Bold) plants to free air carbon               dioxide   enrichment (FACE). Protoplasma. 252: 935-946.

   82.  Ambastha V, Tripathy BC, Tiwari BS (2015) Programmed cell death in plants: A chloroplastic connection. Plant Signal Behav. 10(2):e989752. doi:                    10.4161/15592324.2014. 989752.

83.  Roy A, Sahoo DB and Tripathy BC (2016) Light-Hormone Interaction in the Red Light  Induced Suppression of Photomorphogenesis in Rice Seedlings. Protoplasma  253: 393-402.

        84.  Pattanayak G and Tripathy BC (2016) Modulation of biosynthesis of photosynthetic pigments and light-harvesting complex in wild-type and gun5 mutant of Arabidopsis                    thaliana during impaired chloroplast development. Protoplasma 253: 747-752.

85.  Kandoi D, Mohanty S, Govindjee and Tripathy BC (2016) Towards efficient photosynthesis: overexpression of Zea mays phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in Arabidopsis thaliana. Photosynth Res. Feb 20. .

86.  Garai, S, Joshi, NC and Tripathy, BC (2016) Phylogenetic analysis and photoregulation of siroheme biosynthesis genes: uroporphyrinogen III methyltransferase and sirohydrochlorin ferrochelatase of Arabidopsis thaliana.  Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants 22: 351-359.

87.  Ambastha V, Sopory SK, Tiwari BS, Tripathy BC (2016) Photo-modulation of programmed cell death in rice leaves triggered by salinity. Apoptosis. 2016 Oct 17. .

88. Swain DM, Sahoo RK, Tripathy BC and Tuteja N (2016) Isolation and characterization of the promoter of RGG1 gene using Agrobacterium-mediated transient assay. Oryza. 53: 126-135.

89. Sahoo RK, Swain DM, Tripathy BC and Tuteja N (2016) OsBATl overexpressing transgenic rice plants have no adverse effect on microbial communities of rhizosphere soil. Oryza. 52: 238-244.

90. Swain DM, Sahoo RK, Tripathy BC and Tuteja N (2017) RGG1 transgenic rice plants and their physiological characteristics in relation to salinity stress. Oryza. 54: 13-20.

91.  Swain, DM, Sahoo, RK, Srivastava, VK, Tripathy, BC, Tuteja, R and Tuteja, N (2017) Function of heterotrimeric G-protein  subunit RGG1 in providing salinity stress tolerance to rice by elevating detoxification of ROS.  Planta 245: 367-383

92.  Kandoi D, Mohanty S, Tripathy BC (2018) Overexpression of plastidic maize NADP-malate dehydrogenase (ZmNADP-MDH) in Arabidopsis thaliana confers tolerance to salt stress.Protoplasma. 255: 547-563. doi: 10.1007/s00709-017-1168-y. Epub 2017 Sep 24.Sep 24.

93.  Garai S, Tripathy BC (2018) Alleviation of Nitrogen and Sulfur Deficiency and

Enhancement of Photosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana by Overexpression of Uroporphyrinogen III Methyltransferase (UPM1). Front Plant Sci. 2018 Jan 23;8:2265. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02265. eCollection 2017. PMID: 29472934

94.  Dalal VK, Tripathy BC (2018) Water-stress induced downsizing of light-harvesting antenna complex protects developing rice seedlings from photo-oxidative damage. Scientific Reports Apr 13;8(1):5955. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14419-4..

95.  Vedalankar P and Tripathy BC (2018) Evolution of light-independent protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase.  Protoplasma. 2018 Oct 6. doi: 10.1007/s00709-018-1317-y. Review. PMID: 30291443


Constantin A Rebeiz; Christoph Benning; Hans J Bohnert; Henry Daniell; J Kenneth Hoober; Hartmut K Lichtenthaler; Archie R Portis; Baishnab C Tripathy.  The Chloroplast: Basics and Applications. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2010. ISBN No. 978-90-481-8530-6. 

Julian J Eaton-Rye; Baishnab C Tripathy; Thomas D Sharkey.  Photosynthesis: Plastid Biology, Energy Conversion and Carbon Assimilation. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2012. ISBN 978-94-007-1578-3

Varsha Gupta, Manjistha Sengupta, Jaya Prakash, Baishnab C Tripathy. Basic and Applied Aspects of Biotechnology.  Springer, Singapore, 2017, ISBN 978-981-10-0873-3

PATENT:  European Patent No. EP2052080, Date of award: August 6, 2014:  Resistance of plants to Biotic and abiotic stresses by overexpression of protochlorophyllideoxidoreductase C and its isoforms.

Inventor: Baishnab C. Tripathy, JNU, New Delhi,

Assignees: Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi & Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Area of Interest