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Prof.Dr(Mrs.) Pravati Kumari Mahapatra


Prof.Dr(Mrs.) Pravati Kumari Mahapatra
Name: Prof.Dr(Mrs.) Pravati Kumari Mahapatra
Designation: Professor
Qualification: Ph.D
Phone No.: 06742545882 / +91-9437281982
E-mail ID: mahapatra(dot)pk(dot)zool(at)utkaluniversity(dot)ac(dot)in, mahap_pk(at)yahoo(dot)com
  • Instrumentation and techniques
  • Immunology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Instrumentation and techniques
  • Immunology
  • Developmental Biology

Guidance :

  • MPhil Guidance:
Sl No Name of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeTopic of MPhil ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
1Swetamudra Pattnaik2019Effects of fluoride on skeletal development in the tadpoles of Indian tree frog 
2Swati Madhulika2018Biology of Argiope pulchella 
3Sakti Ranjan Rout2018Effect of retinoic acid on the mitotic activity of regenerated tail of the Indian tree frog 
4Neha Gupta2017Cell proliferation during limb regeneration in frog tadpoles 
5Kiran Kumar Sahoo2017Retinoic acid induced cell proliferation during tail regeneration in tadpoles of frog 
6Sushri Sangita Pati2017Role of Fibroblast growth factor 1 during tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus 
7Ardhendu Sekhar Mallick2016Effects of retinoic acid on tail and limb regeneration in the tadpoles of Indian tree frog Polypedates maculatus (Gray, 1833) Anura:Rhacophoridae 
8Debasmita Patra2016Detection of heavy metals in two species of cuttlefish: Sepiella inermis and Sepia aculeate 
9Bijeta Roynath2015Tail regeneration in anuran tadpoles: A Review 
10Subhra Sarika Jena2015Effects of thyroxine on the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus (Gray,1833) Anura: Rhacohoridae 
11Prajna Priyadarshini Mohapatra2015Detection of apoptotic cells during tail regression in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus (GRAY,1833) Anura:Rhacophoridae 
12Sashikala Pani2014Effects of Sodium nitrate on blood cells of the tadpoles of Indian tree frog 
13Sharmistha Moharana2014Apoptosis during anuran metamorphosis: A review 
14Sasmita Sethi2013Lysosomal Enzymes: A Review 
15Jagnyaseni Nayak2013Haematological studies during development of tadpoles of the Asian toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider,1799 
16Tanmaya rani Sethi2013A review on tail regeneration in Anuran tadpoles 
17Subhashree Sahoo2013Study of apoptosis through genomic DNA fragmentation and laddering during tail regression in the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus (Gray, 1983) Anura: Rhacophoridae 
18Rajabala Tripathy2012Effects of thyroxine on the blood cell profile of the tadpoles of the Indian Tree frog) 
19Tatini Sethi2012Tail regression in the tadpoles of Indian tree frog: SDS-PAGE analysis 
20Monalisha Sahoo2011Hematological effects of vitamin A on the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus (Anura: Rhacophoridae 
21Prashanta Kumar Panda2011Effects of vitamin A on tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus: SDS–PAGE analysis 
22Lopamudra Nanda2010Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Polypadates maculates 
23Lopamudra Nanda2010Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Polypadates maculates 
24Jutshina Hota2010Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Microhyla ornate) 
25Anamika Patro2009Effect of thyroxine on the tadpoles of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae 
26Devi Priyadarshini2008A study on taxonomic characters of six anuran tadpoles 
27Nirupama Das2008A study on the effects of vitamin A on tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus (Anura:Rhacophoridae 
28Cuckoo Mahapatra2007A study on the regressing tail of the Common Indian toad, Bufo melanostictus Schneider, 1799 (Anura: Bufonidae 
29Madhusmita Das2006(Body size and age estimation of the common Indian toad Bufo melanostictus (Anura: Bofonidae
  • PhD Guidance:
Sl No Name of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeRegistration NoName of the Co-guide if anyFellowship received if any during researchTopic of PhD ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
1Jutshina Hota2019 `03-Zoology-2009-10 UGC NERRole of Fibroblast growth factors during anuran tail regeneration. 
2Nikita Mahapatra2017 `02-Zoology,2009-10 DST Govt. of India Project FellowA study on vitamin A induced transdifferentiation of tail to limbs in anuran tadpoles. 
3Swati Pattanaik2015 `17- Zoolgy, 2006-07Prof. K. BohidarUGCEffect of phytohormones on protein content and growth of the silk glands of Eri silkworm Samia Cynth 
4Satyanarayan Mishra2013 `26-Zoology, 2006-07  A study on corridor, diet and status of elephant of Orissa. 
5Cuckoo Mahapatra2013 `02-Zoology, 2006-07 UGC NETRole of Lysosomal enzymes during anuran tail regression. 
6Madhusmita Das2013 `28-Zoology, 2006-07 UGCA comparative study on Biochemical and Morphological aspects of blood in Rhacophorid Anurans of Orissa. 
7Nivedita Patnaik2012 `07-Zoology, 2003-04 Teacher fellowHistological and Biochemical study of tail regeneration in vitamin A treated anuran tadpoles. 
8Abhijit Das2011 `10-Zoology, 2004-05Prof. SK Dutta Systematics and Biogeography of the snakes of Northeast India.

Journal Publications :

  • International Publications:
  • National Publications:
    1
    Dutta SK, Mahapatra P and Mohanty-Hejmadi P (1991). Size analysis and sex ratio of Jerdon’s Bull frog Rana crassa (Anura: Ranidae). Journal Bombay Natural History Society 88: 234-241.
    Mohanty-Hejmadi P, Dutta SK and Mahapatra P (1992). Limbs generated at site of tail amputation in marbled balloon frog after vitamin A treatment. Nature. 355: 352-353.
    Mahapatra Pravati Kumari and Mohanty-Hejmadi Priyambada (1994).Vitamin A mediated Homeotic transformation of tail to limbs, limb suppression and abnormal tail regeneration in the Indian Jumping Frog Polypedates maculatus. Development Growth and Differentiation. 36(3): 307-317.
    Dutta SK Mapapatra P and Mohanty-Hejmadi P (1994). Breeding and development of Rana crassa (Anura:Ranidae). Herpeton, Herpetological Society of India. 516: 3-7.
    Mahapatra P and Mohanty-Hejmadi P (2000). Suppression of normal limb development in the tadpoles of Bufo melanostictus, Uperodon Systoma and Polypedates maculatus following vitamin A treatment. Journal Zoological Society of India, 40-41: 49-58.
    Mahapatra PK, Mohanty-Hejmadi P and Chainy G B N (2001) Changes in oxidative stress parameters and acid phosphatase activity in the pre-regressing and regressing tail of Indian jumping frog Polypedates maculatus (Anura, Rhacophoridae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C 130:281-288.
    Mahapatra Pravati Kumari Das Pragnya and Mohanty-Hejmadi Priyambada (2001) Homeotic transformation in Anurans. Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society of Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450), Special Volume 61-77.
    Mahapatra P K Mohanty-Hejmadi P and Chainy G B N (2001) Specific limb abnormalities induced by hydrogen peroxide in the tadpoles of Indian jumping frog, Polypedates maculatus. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 39:1103-1106.
    Mahapatra Pravati Kumari Mohanty-Hejmadi Priyambada and Dutta Sushil Kumar (2001). Polymelia in Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae). Current Science, 80: 1447-1451).
    Mahapatra PK Mohanty-Hejmadi P and Chainy GBN (2002) Oxidative stress during vitamin A- induced abnormal tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 131:403-410.
    Mahapatra PK and Dutta SK. (2002) Cyclone Hero (A report on a super cyclone resistant plant in Bhubaneswar). Science Reporter 39 (6): 44.
    Pati A, Mahapatra PK and Dutta SK. (2003) Simultaneous induction of ectopic pelvic zone and duplication of regenerated limbs in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus by vitamin A. Indian Journal Experimental Biology 41:1424-1430.
    Mahapatra PK, Mishra S and Dutta SK (2004) Histology of vitamin A induced ectopic limbs and normal hind limbs in tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus Indian Journal Experimental Biology, 42:1007-1012.
    Dutta S K Das S M and Mahapatra P. (2005) Clutch and body size analysis of Spaeroteca rolandae (Anura: Ranidae) . Journal Bombay Natural History Society, 102 (2): 181-185.
    Nayak S, Mahapatra PK, Mishra S and SK Dutta (2007) Age determination by skeletochronology in common Indian toad Bufo melanostictus (Anura : Bufonidae). Herpetozoa, 19 (3/4): 111-119.
    Mahapatra PK Parida SP. and Dutta SK. (2007) Hematological and Biochemical studies of Fan throated lizard, Sitana ponticeriana (Sauria: Agamidae) of Orissa, India. Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society Orissa) 24: 25-36.
    Mahapatra Cuckoo and Mahapatra Pravati Kumari (2007) Tail regression in tadpoles of Bufo melanostictus. Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450) 24: 85-96.
    Mahapatra Pravati K Nayak Susama and Dutta Sushil K (2008) Age estimates for a population of the Indian Tree Frog Polypedates maculates (Gray.1833) (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Herpetozoa, 21(1/2):31-40.
    Susama Nayak, Pravati K. Mahapatra, Rabindra K. Mohanty and Sushil K. Dutta. (2008). A skeletochronological analysis of age, growth and longevity of the Indian Green frog Euphlyctis hexadactylus (Lesson, 1834) (Anura: ranidae). Herpetozoa. 20 (3/4): 99-107.
    S Mishra AK Mishra PK Mahapatra (2009) Nightmare of elephant in Keonjhar district of Orissa. E-planet 7(1) : 35-38
    Mahapatra PK, Mohanty C, and Dutta SK (2010) Ontogeny of vertebral column in Polypedates maculatus (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Hamadryad, 35(1): 11-19.
    Mahapatra PK, Sarkar N, Das S and Dutta SK (2010) Gradient of reduced glutathione in the tail of Hemidactylus leschenaultia (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Indian Journal Experimental Biology 48: 1094-1097
    Dutta SK, Nayak S, Mahapatra C, Das M and Mahapatra PK (2011) Skeletochronology of anuran (Amphibia) Proceedings National Academy of Science India Section B. 81(1): 83-102.
    Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2011) Involvement of cathepsin D during tail regression in tadpoles of the common Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Acta Histochemica, 113:756-762.
    Mahapatra C, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2011) Inter-populational differences in activity of acid phosphatase in the tails of the tadpoles of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae).Russian Journal of Herpetology, 18(2): 105-110.
    Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2012) Immunohistochemical localization of Cathepsin D and a possible role of melanocytes during tail resorption in tadpoles of a tropical toad. Journal of Morphology, 273:791–800, DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20027
    Mahapatra PK, Jamdar SN, Mahapatra C, Dutta SK and Harikumar P (2012) Interspecies variation in activity of lysosomal cathepsins during tail regression in the tadpoles of three sympatric anurans. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 19(3): 232-238.
    Mahapatra BB, Das M, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2012) Hematology of Indian rhacophorid tree frog Polypedates maculatus Gray, 1833 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Comparative Clinical Pathology, 21:453-460, DOI 10. 1007/s00580-010-1118-y).
    Patnaik N, Mahapatra C, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2012) Role of acid and alkaline phosphatase during vitamin A induced abnormal tail regeneration in the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog International Journal of current research, 4(11):115-120
    Das M and Mahapatra PK (2012) Blood cell profiles of the tadpoles of the Dubois’s tree frog, Polypedates teraiensis, Dubois, 1986 (Anura: Rhacophoridae). The Scientific World Journal, DOI:10.1100/2012/701746
    Hota J, Das M and Mahapatra PK (2013) Blood cell profile of the developing tadpoles and adults of the ornate frog, Microhyla ornata (Anura: Microhylidae). International Journal of Zoology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/716183.
    Das M, Nayak S, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2013) Age determination by skeletochronology in the Indian bull frog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus Daudin, 1802 (anura: ranidae). Pranikee (Journal of Zoological Society Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450), 25: 66-75.
    Das M and Mahapatra PK (2014) Hematology of Wild Caught Dubois’s Tree Frog Polypedates teraiensis, Dubois,1986 (Anura: Rhacophoridae). The Scientific World Journal,http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/491415
    Das M and Mahapatra PK (2015) Blood cell profile of the Indian Tree Frog Polypedates maculatus (Gray, 1830), during larval development until metamorphosis (anura: rhacophoridae) Herpetozoa 27(3/4):123-135.
    Mahapatra N, Dutta SK, Mohanty PK and Mahapatra PK (2015) Effect of vitamin A on acid and alkaline phosphatase activities during tail regeneration in the tadpoles of the Asian toad. International Journal of Advanced research in Biological Sciences. 2(4):219-226.
    Mahapatra C, Patro A, Mahapatra PK (2015) Dose and stage specific effects of thyroxine on the tadpoles of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae) . International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 7(8) 171-175 ISSN- 0975-1491
    Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2015) Interspecific Variations in Duration of Tail Regression in Two Tropical Anurans, Journal of Histology Volume 2015, Article ID 307439, 8 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/307439
    Das M and Mahapatra PK (2016) Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Chirixalus simus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Russian Journal Herpetology. 23 (2) 83-92.
    Bhowal SK, Mahapatra P and Sahu CR. (2016) Attaining Male Reversible Infertility through Modulation of Spermatogenesis by 2-(2″-chloro acetamido benzyl) – 3-(3′- indolyl) Quinoline or Indolyl Quinoline in Rats Rattus rattus. Austin Andrology. 1(2): 1006.
    Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2015) Role of melanocytes during cell death in the resorbing tail of anuran tadpoles. Pranikee 2015 :27: 70-94
    2 Jutshina Hota, Sushree Sangita Pati, Pravati Kumari Mahapatra (2018) Spinal cord self-repair during tail regeneration in Polypedates maculatus and putative role of FGF1 as a neurotrophic factor. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy.88:70-75 2018-19
    3 Mahapatra N, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2017) Acid phosphatases and vitamin A induced abnormal regeneration in frog tadpoles: an immunohistochemical study. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. DOI 10.1007/s40011-017-0860-1PS1.80 2017-18
    4 Hota Jutshina, Mahapatra Pravati Kumari (2017) Fgf10 immunodetection during retinoic acid induced ectopic hindlimb development and abnormal tail regeneration in tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus. Mechanisms of Development (Abs) 145:S48 doi:10.1016/j.mod.2017.04.087. 2017-18
    5 Jutshina Hota and Pravati Kumari Mahapatra (2017) Retinoic acid mediated changes in the epidermal cells during tail regeneration in the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society of Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450) 29: 59-64 2017-18
    6 Mahapatra PK (2016) Cathepsin D mediates apoptosis during anuran tail regression. J Cytol Histol 2016, 7:4(Suppl), http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7099.C1.009 2016-17
    7 Mahapatra Mahapatra and Mahapatra Pravati Kumari (2015) Role of melanocytes during cell death in the resorbing tail of anuran tadpoles. Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society of Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450) 27: 70-94 2015-16
  • Review Articles(State Level Publications):

Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):

  • Edited Books :
    1 Cuckoo Mahapatra and Pravati Kumari Mahapatra. Role of lysosomal enzymes during anuran tail regression (2013). ISBN 978-3-639-51555-6, Scholars’ Press AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co.KG, Germany.
  • Text Books :
  • Book Chapters :
    1 Mahapatra PK (2017) Retinoids and tail regeneration in frog tadpoles. Amphibians of India, ENVIS, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India. pp163-176.
  • Research Books :
  • Workshops:
  • Seminars:
    1 4th Annual International Conference in Biology, Athens Institute for Education and Research, 25-28 June, Athens, Greece
    2 . 51st Miami Winter Symposium 2018, January 28-31, Miami, FL, USA
    3 18th International congress of Developmental Biology, 18-22 June, National University of Singapore.
    4 Indian science Congress, Bhubaneswar Chapter, 20-22 December, 2016.
    5 SERB School in herpetology, Wild life Institute of India, Dehradun, 9th to 13th October 2015.
    6 SERB School in herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Mammalapuram, Tamil Nadu, 10th to 15th December 2014.
    7 National Seminar, Global climate change, sea level rise, coastal pollution and its effects on capture and culture fishery and sustainable marine fisheries resources management, P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 9-10 March 2014
    8 Alternative to animal use in Science, P. G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University, 22nd March 2014.
    9 Current trends of animal research in India, Department of Zoology, North Orissa University, Baripada, Odisha 21st March 2014
    10 Regional Science Congress, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, 27th and 28th January, 2014.
  • Prof. P. K. Mahapatra: Dr. Mahamaya Patnaik Smruti Samman in 2013-14 by Odisha Bigyan Prachara Samiti.
  • Teaching:
  • Important Activities:
  • Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 DST FAST TRACK research grant from Department of Science and technology, Govt of India. Project title “Anuran tail regression and spatiotemporal expression of lysosomal enzymes”.
    2 . DST SERC research grant from Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India Project title “Role of lysosomal enzymes, oxidative stress and hoxb8 gene expression in regulating trans differentiation of regenerating tail tissue of frog larva”.
    3 Coordinator: DST PURSE grant, Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University Project Title: Role of Fibroblast Growth Factors during anuran tail regeneration
  • Invited Lectures:
  • Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Head of the Department, P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University (2004-05; 2015-2017, 2019 cont..)
    2 Course co-ordinator, Master of Fishery Science, P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University (2010-2014)
    3 Hostel Superintendent, Ladies Hostel II, Vani Vihar, Utkal University (2009-2014)
    4 Associate Coordinator IQAC, Utkal University (2015-2018)
    5 Director IQAC, 2018,Cont.
  • Conference organized as Organizing Secretary: