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Faculty Member

Jolly Basak
Assistant Professor
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Department
Biotechnology



   
Date of Birth        03.01.1976
Date of Joining    23.05.2009
Contact Address
Department of Biotechnology
Visva-Bharati, Siksha Bhavana
Santiniketan 731235, West Bengal
Email, Landline, Fax, Mobile no:
• Telephone & Fax: 03463 261101 (Office)
• Mobile: 9432369170
• Email: jolly.basak@visva-bharati.ac.in , jollybasa@yahoo.com
Area of specialization:
• Understanding the genomics of plant stress biology
PROJECT AWARDED:
• 1. Title of the Project: cDNA-AFLP to identify differentially expressed genes in Vigna mungo upon inoculation with Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus
Funding Agency: DST
Duration: 24.3.2012-23.3.2012
Amount: Rs. 24,00,000.00

• 2. Title of the project: Identification and characterisation of Phaseolus vulgaris microRNAs differentially expressed in biotic stress condition by deep sequencing of small RNA transcriptomes
Funding agency: DBT
Duration: 01.07.2012-30.6.2015
Amount: Rs. 44,12,400.00
RESEARCH GUIDENCE:
• PhD scholars: Five ongoing
• M.Sc Project thesis: Completed 6 students
HONOURS AND AWARDS:
• Recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2006.
• Recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowship, University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 2006 (declined).
• Recipient of Sir Nilratan Sarkar Best PhD Student Award of Bose Institute, 2004.
• Senior Research Fellowship, Bose Institute, 2002-2005.
• Senior Research Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of INDIA, 2001-2002.
• Junior Research Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of INDIA, 1999- 2001.
• National Eligibility Test (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-INDIA), 2000.
• Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology-KGP), 1999.
• Recipient of National Scholarship (Govt. of India), 1994.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: 10 representative publications:

•.Bej S and Basak J. MicroRNAs: The Potential Biomarkers in Plant Stress Response. Am J Plant Sc. (Impact factor 0.3, in press)
•Singh J, Hembram P and Basak J. Potential of Vigna Unguiculata as a phytoremediation plant in the remediation of Zn from contaminated soil. Am J Plant Sc. (Impact factor 0.3, in press).
•Hinsinger DD, Basak J, Gaudeul M, Cruaud C, Bertolino P, Frascaria-Lacoste N and Bousquet J. 2013. The Phylogeny and Biogeographic History of Ashes (Fraxinus, Oleaceae) Highlight the Roles of Migration and Vicariance in the Diversification of Temperate Trees. PLOS ONE. 8: 1-14 (Impact factor 3.4).
•Bahadur RP and Basak J. Molecular modeling of protein-protein interaction to decipher the structural mechanism of nonhost resistance in rice. J Bio Mol Str Dyn. (Impact factor 4.986). DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2013.787370
• Lodha TD, Hembram P, Tep N and Basak J. 2013. Proteomics: A successful approach to understand the molecular mechanism of plant-pathogen interaction. Am J Plant Sc. 4: 1212-1226. (Impact factor 0.3)
• Lodha T and Basak J. 2012. Plant-pathogen interaction: What microarray tells about it? Mol Biotech. 50: 87-97 (Impact factor 2.1)
• Maiti S, Basak J, Kundagrami S, Kundu A and Pal A. 2011. Molecular marker-assisted genotyping of Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus resistant germplasms of mungbean and urdbean. Mol Biotech. 47: 95-104. (Impact factor 2.1)
• Kundagrami S, Basak J, Maiti S, Kundu A, Das B, Ghose TK and Pal A. 2009. Agronomic and Molecular Characterization of MYMIV Tolerant Mutant Lines of Vigna mungo and the Susceptible Cultivar T9: Inheritance Pattern Analysis of the Resistance Trait. Int J Plant Breed Genet. 3(1) 1-10.
• Pal A, Chakrabarti A and Basak J. 2007. New motifs within the NB-ARC domain of R proteins: Probable mechanisms of integration of geminiviral signatures within the host species of Fabaceae family and implications in conferring disease resistance. J Theor Biol. 246(3) 564-73 (Impact factor 2.4).
• Das M, Bhattacharya S, Basak J, and Pal A. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships among the bamboo species as revealed by morphological characters and polymorphism analyses. Biologia Plantarum. 51(4) 667-672 (Impact factor 1.6)
• Basak J, Kundu S and Pal A. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of divergent structural organization of nucleotide binding domain encoded by resistance genes and gene homologs in the family Fabaceae. Indian J Biotech. 6: 9-17 (Impact factor 0.4).
•Bahadur RP and Basak J. 2014. Molecular modeling of protein-protein interaction to decipher the structural mechanism of nonhost resistance in rice. J Bio Mol Str Dyn. 32: 669-81. (Impact factor 4.986).
• Basak J, Kundagrami S, Ghose TK and Pal A. 2004. Development of Yellow Mosaic Virus (YMV) resistance linked DNA marker in Vigna mungo from populations segregating for YMV reaction. Mol Breed. 14 375-383 (Impact factor 2.2)

BOOK CHAPTERS:
• Maiti S, Basak J and Pal A. Current understanding on plant R-genes/proteins and mechanisms of defense responses against biotic stresses. In: Review of plant pathology, Ed. B. N. Chakraborty. Vol 6, 2013. ISMPP publications (in press).
• Basak J, Das M, Ghose TK and Pal A. 2004. An Efficient and High Yielding Method of PCR Compatible DNA Isolation for Biotechnological Investigations from Economically important Plants. Biotechnology for a better future (L. D'Souza,M. Anuradha, N. Shashikiran, S. Hegde and K. Rajendra ( Eds). SAC Publications, Mangalore, India.107-113.
GENE AND PROTEIN SEQUENCES SUBMITTED IN THE GenBank and PDB:
• Vigna mungo disease resistance protein CYR1 (CYR1) gene, partial cds.
Maiti S, Basak J, Kundagrami S, Kundu A and Pal A.
GenBank Accession No. HQ704838 and ADU57969.

• Vigna mungo cultivar WBU-108 putative disease resistance protein (YR4) gene, partial cds.
Maiti S, Basak J, Kundagrami S, Kundu A and Pal A.
GenBank Accession No. EU258700 and ABY27013.

• Vigna mungo cultivar WBU-108 disease resistance protein CYR1 (YR2) gene, partial cds
Maiti S, Basak J, Kundagrami S, Kundu A and Pal A.
GenBank Accession No. EU258701 and ABY27014.

• Partial resistance gene and protein (VMYR1) of Vigna mungo conferring resistance against yellow mosaic virus.
Basak J, Kundagrami S, Ghose TK and Pal A.
GenBank Accession No. AY297425 and AAQ63168.

• 5. Vigna mungo yellow mosaic virus resistant gene candidate 2 and protein.
Pal A, Basak J and Ghose TK.
GenBank Accession No. AY301991 and AAQ75745.

• 6. Vigna radiata yellow mosaic virus resistant gene candidate 1 and protein
Basak J and Pal A.
GenBank Accession No. AY301990 and AAP57566.

• 7. Vigna mungo amino acid permease gene, partial CDS and protein
Basak J and Pal A.
GenBank Accession No. AY634621 and AAT46463.

• 8. High intra-species variation in PHANTASTICA gene sequence in Fraxinus excelsior L. and Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl (Oleaceae).
Basak J, Fernandez-Manjarres JF, Gerard PR and Frascaria-Lacoste N.
GenBank Accession Nos. DQ679524-DQ679537 (14 submissions).

• 9. The phylogeny of the genus Fraxinus (Oleaceae) based on plastid, nuclear ribosomal and nuclear low-copy DNA sequences.
Hinsinger D, Basak, J, Gaudeul M, Cruaud C, Bertolino P, Frascaria-Lacoste N and Bousquet J.
GenBank Accession Nos. HQ705200-HQ705604 (405 submissions).

THEORETICAL MODEL SUBMITTED IN THE PDB:
• Theoretical model of the three-dimensional structure of a disease resistance gene homolog encoding resistance protein from Vigna mungo
Basak J, Bahadur RP, Pal A and Mukhopadhyay C.
PDB code: 1W71