Pratap Jyoti Handique

Pratap Jyoti Handique

Department of Biotechnology
Gauhati University
Guwahati 781 014, Assam, India.

Phone : +91-9435012920

Email pjh@gauhati.ac.in



  • Coordinator, DST-FIST Program
  • Plant and Microbial Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Plant Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • RNA Virus
No. of PhD students guided till October 2017 : 34 (Thirty four) 
No. of Research Project Completer : 12 (twelve)
No. of Ongoing Research Project    : 4 (four) 
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Bioresource and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Genomics

  1. Biotechnology Overseas Associateship Award, Year: 2005, Awarding Organisation: DBT, Government of India, New Delhi
  2. Member: Board of Advisers, International Fund for Science, Sweden , Year: 2000-Till date, Awarding Organisation: IFS, Sweden
  3. Fellow, Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Year: 1999, Awarding Organisation: ISG&PB, IARI, New Delhi

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Selected Publications

Journal Publications
  1. Rakesh Sanabam, N Samarjit Singha, Pratap J Handique, H Sunitibala Devi , Disease free Khasi mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) production using in vitro micro-shoot tip grafting and its assessment using DAS-ELISA and RT-RCR, Scientia Horticulturae 189, 208-213, 2015
  2. W Amuchou Singh, N Samarjit Singh, Pratap J Handique, H Sunitibala Devi , Morpho-taxonomical and molecular assessment of Musa genotypes from north-east India by morphological and inter-retrotransposon amplified polymorphism markers, Plant Systematics & Evolution 301, 563-575, 2015
  3. C Chanchal, B Thongam, PJ Handique, Morphological diversity and characterization of some of the wild Piper species of North East India, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 62(2), 303-313, 2015
  4. D Goswami, SN Borah, J Lahkar, PJ Handique, S Deka, Antifungal properties of rhamnolipid produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS9 against Colletotrichum falcatum, Journal of basic microbiology 55(11), 1265-1274, 2015
  5. SA Devi, B Thongam, PJ Handique, Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews cultivated as an ornamental, food and vegetable in the North Eastern region of India, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 62(2), 315-320, 2015
  6. J Dutta, S Gupta, D Thakur, PJ Handique, First report of Nigrospora leaf blight on tea caused by Nigrospora sphaerica in India, Plant Disease 99 (3), 417-417 99(3), 417, 2015
  7. PB Sharma, PJ Handique, HS Devi, Antioxidant properties, physico-chemical characteristics and proximate composition of five wild fruits of Manipur, India, Journal of food science and technology 52 (2), 894-902 52(2), 894-902, 2015
  8. PJ Handique, In Vitro Propagation and Medicinal Attributes of Tinospora Cordifolia: A Review, Austin Journal of Biotechnology & Bioengineering 1(5), 1-5, 2014
  9. M Saikia, PJ Handique, In vitro propagation and assessment of genetic fidelity of seabuckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia D. DON) using RAPD markers and evaluation of their antibacterial efficacy : pharmaceutically important medicinal plant., world Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(9), 1542-1559, 2014
  10. M Saikia, PJ Handique, In vitro Propagation of Acalypha Indica Linn.: A Medicinally Important Plant, Int.J. LifeSc. Bt & Pharm. Res 3(2), 86-93, 2014
  11. D Goswami, PJ Handique, S Deka, Rhamnolipid biosurfactant against Fusarium sacchari--the causal organism of pokkah boeng disease of sugarcane, Journal of basic microbiology 54(6), 548-557, 2014
  12. G Bora, HK Gogoi, PJ Handique, Effect of silver nitrate and gibberellic acid on in vitro regeneration, flower induction and fruit development in Naga Chilli, As. Pac. J. Mol. Biol. & Biotech 22(1), 137-144, 2014
  13. T Chowdhury, PJ Handique, Homology modelling and in-silico analysis of multidrug resistant protein, pmpm of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bioresearch Bulletin 3(2), 1-10, 2014
  14. G Bora, HK Gogoi, PJ Handique, In Vitro Organogenesis of Naga Chilli (Bhot jolokia) via leaf derived callus culture, World Res. Jour. of Agril Biotec. 2(1), 35-38, 2014
  15. D Baruah, PJ Handique , Estimation of the efficiency of siderophore production in pathogenic bacteria Bacillus anthracis and Serratia marcescens., South Asian J Exp Biol. 4(3), 91-95, 2014
  16. G Bora, HK Gogoi, PJ Handique , Micropropagation of Capsicum chinense Jacq. cv. Lota Bhot via Indirect Organogenesis. , Int. Jour. of Agriculture Sciences 6(1), 384-387, 2014
  17. 12] P Kaushik, S Naskar, PJ Handique, H Rahman, A Das, AK Das , Molecular characterization of growth hormone gene in exotic and crossbred pigs. , Int.Jour. of Adv. Tech. in Eng & Sci 2(8), 519-521, 2014

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