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Faculty Member

Narayan Chandra Mandal
Professor & Head




Date of Birth           15.06.1962
Date of Joining 27.07.2006

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Address:
Professor, Department of Botany, Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan - 731235



Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
+91-3463-262751-6 (6 lines) Ext. 382 (O),
+91-9434016026 (M)

Research areas:
Carbon metabolism and Phosphate solubilization by common diazotrophs
Survival ecology of di-azotrophs under stress; microbiology of water, and Antarctica soils
Studies on natural anti-microbials (phytochemicals and bacteriocins from lactic acid bacteria
Biological control of plant pathogens

Ten Significant publications :
• Brahmachari, G., Mandal, N.C., Jash, S., Roy, R., Mandal, L.C., Mukhopadhyay, A., Behera, B., Majhi, S., Mondal, A. and Gangopadhyay, A. (2011) Evaluation of antimicrobial potential of two flavonoides isolated from Limnophila plants. Chemistry and Biodiversity. (Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zurikh) 8 (6) : 1139-1151. (impact factor = 1.926)
• Mandal, V., Sen, S.K. and Mandal, N.C. (2011) Isolation and characterization of pediocin NV 5 producing Pediococcus acidilactici LAB 5 from vacuum-packed fermented meat product. Indian J. Microbiol (Springer Verlag) 51: 22-29.
• Mandal, V and Mandal, N C (2011) a Book chapter entitled “New health potentialities of orally consumed microorganisms”, pp 167-190. In Probiotics (ed) M.-T. Liong, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-642-20837-9
• Mandal, V., Sen, S.K. and Mandal, N.C. (2010) Assessment of antibacterial activities of pediocin produced by Pediococcus acidilactici LAB5. Journal of Food Safety (Wiley-Blackwell), 30: 635-651. (impact factor = 0.646)
• Mandal, V and Mandal, N.C. (2010) A book on Bacteriocins and Antifungal Compounds for Food Preservation. ISBN: 978-3-639-30007-9. Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmbH & Co. KG., Dudweiler Landstr. 99, 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany.
• Mandal, V., Sen, S.K. and Mandal, N.C. (2009) Effect of prebiotics on bacteriocin production and cholesterol lowering activity of Pediococcus acidilactici LAB 5. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. (Springer verlag) 25:1837–1847. (impact factor = 1.082)
• Mandal,V., Sen, SK. and Mandal, N.C. (2007) Detection, Isolation and Partial Characterization of Antifungal Compound(s) Produced by Pediococcus acidilactici LAB 5. Natural Product Communications (NPC INC., USA), 2: 674-678. (impact factor = 0.745)
• Mandal, P., Sinhababu, S.P. and Mandal, N.C. (2005) Antimicrobial activity of saponins from Acacia auriculiformis. Fitoterapia. 76: 462-465. (impact factor = 1.363)
• Mandal, N.C. and Chakrabartty, P.K. (1999) Enzymes of Carbohydrate metabolism in root nodule bacteria during growth on acetate. J. Basic Microbiol. 39: 253-256. (impact factor = 1.319)

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