Bhaben Tanti

Bhaben Tanti

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

Phone : +91-94012-03977


  • Cytology 
  • Genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Molecular Physiology of Crop plants 
  • Abiotic stress in Crop plants 
  • Molecular breeding for crop improvement
In Journals
  1. Kumar S., Sahoo L., Tanti B. (2016).  Whitefly transmitted yellow mosaic disease, severe threat to cowpea production in Assam, India. World Research Journal of Biotechnology. 3(1):  53-56.
  2. Mahanta S., Chowdhury P., Nahar S., Tanti B., Handique P. (2016) Discovery of natural inhibitors targeting 2 – trans-enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by structure based drug designing.  Annals of Plant Sciences. 5(9): 1417-1423.
  3. Nahar S., Kalita J., Sahoo L. and Tanti B. (2016). Morphophysiological and molecular effects of drought stress in rice.  Annals of Plant Sciences. 5(9): 1409-1416.
  4. Sarma B., Basumatary N.R., Nahar S., Tanti B. (2016) Effect of drought stress on morpho-physiological traits in some traditional rice cultivars of Kokrajhar district, Assam, India. - Annals of Plant Sciences. 5(7): 1402-1408.
  5. Borborah, K., Borthakur, S.K. and Tanti, B. (2016).  Musa balbisiana Colla-taxonomy, traditional knowledge and economic potentialities of the plant in Assam, India.  Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 15(1): 116-120.
  6. Borborah, K., Borthakur, S.K. and Tanti, B. (2016). A new variety of Musa balbisiana Colla from Assam, India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy. 23(1): 75-78.
  7. Baruah, P.S., Borthakur, S.K. and Tanti, B. (2016). Conservation of Mesua assamica (King & Prain) Kosterm. - an endangered plant of Assam. NeBIO - An International Journal of Environment and Biodiversity.  7(1): 17-22.
  8. Sarma, B. and Tanti, B. (2015). Karyomorphology of three species of Aristolochia– Rare and Endemic Medicinal Plants of Assam, India. Caryologia: International Journal of Cytology, Cytosystematics and Cytogenetics. 68(2): 154-158. (Taylor & Francis).
  9. Sarma, B., Baruah, S. and Tanti, B. (2015). Macropropagation of Aristolochia Indica Linn. (Aristolochiaceae) - An Endangered Medicinal Plant of Assam, India. Bio-Science Letter. 1(1): 42-46.
  10. Chowdhury, U., Tanti, B., Rethy, P. and Gajurel, P.R. (2014) Analysis of genetic diversity of certain species of  Piper using RAPD-based molecular markers. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 174(1):168-173 (Springer).
  11. Barman, P, Handique, A.K. and Tanti, B. (2014) Tagging STMS markers to Fusarium wilt race-1 resistance in chickpea (Cicerarietinum L.). Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 13(3): 370-375.
  12. Sarma, B. and Tanti, B. (2014). Karyomorphological Study of Stephania hernandifolia - A Rare Medicinal Plant from Assam, India. Annals in Plant Sciences, 3(11): 869-872.
  13. Hore, P. and Tanti, B. (2014). Karyomorphological Studies of Two Morphotypes of Lasia spinosa (Lour.) Thwaites available in Assam, India. Annals in Plant Sciences, 3(08): 792-796.
  14. Bhattacharyya, P.N., Tanti, B., Barman, P. and Jha, D.K. (2014). Culture-independent metagenomic approach to characterize the surface and subsurface soil bacterial community in the Brahmaputra valley, Assam, North-East India, an Indo-Burma mega-biodiversity hotspot. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 30: 519-528 (Springer).
  15. Borgohain, D. and Tanti, B. (2014)  Seasonal variations of freshwater diatoms in the silica rich soils of Assam. Journal of Research in Plant Sciences 3(1): 242-248.
  16. Borgohain, D. and Tanti, B. (2014)  Diversity of freshwater diatoms from few silica rich habitats of Assam, India. Journal of Research in Biology.  4(1): 1162-1173.
  17. Borgohain, D. and Tanti, B. (2014)  Characterization of silica nanoporous structures of freshwater diatom frustules. Journal of Research in Biology. 3(7): 1195-1200.
  18. Buragohain, A.K., Tanti, B., Sarma, H.K., Barman, P. and Das, K. (2013) Characterization of yeast starter cultures used in household alcoholic beverage preparation by a few ethnic communities of Northeast India. Annals of Microbiology.  (Springer)63(3): 863-869.
  19. Tanti, B. and Buragohain, A.K. (2013) Biodegradation of petroleum tar by Pseudomonas spp. From oil field of Assam, India.  Bioremediation Journal (Taylor & Francis).  17:  1-6.
  20. Das, M., Singh, S. and Tanti, B. (2013) Biochemical analysis of paper mill effluent and microbial degradation of phenol. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2: 73-76.
  21. Das, M., Singh, S. and Tanti, B. (2013) Studies on soil biomass and xylanase producing bacteria in paper mill effluent affected soil. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2: 77-79.
  22. Gurung, L., Tanti, B., Buragohain, A.K. and Borah, S.P. (2013). Freshwater diatom diversity in Deepar Beel – a Ramsar site. Journal of Research in Plant Science. 2(2): 182-191.
  23.  Toijam, H., Borah, S.P., Tanti, B. and Borthakur, S.K. (2013). Karyomorphological studies in two species of  Allium L. Journal of Research in Plant Science. 2(2): 213-221.
  24. Tanti, B., Ray, S.K. and Buragohain, A.K. (2012) Differentiation of petroleum hydrocarbon degrading Pseudomonas spp. based on PCR-RFLP of the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer region.  Folia Microbiologica (Springer).  57: 47-52.  doi: 1007/s12223-011-0088-z.
  25. Gurung, L., Tanti, B., Buragohain, A.K. and Borah, S.P. (2012). Studies on the freshwater diatom diversity in Deepar Beel, Assam, India. JASS, 53(2): 1-6.
  26. Rahman, A., Tanti, B., Sarma, G.C. and Kalita, J. (2012) Genetic diversity of Persea bombycina from goalpara district of Assam, India. Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology (scrip)3: 20-24.
  27. Kakati, D., Mahanta, S. and Tanti, B. (2012) In-silico comparative structural modeling of carbonic anhydrase of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Journal of Research in Bioinformatics, 1: 9-15.
  28. Tanti, B., Das, A.K., Kakati, H. and Chowdhury, D. (2012) Cytotoxic effect of silver-nanoparticles on root meristem of Allium sativum L.  Journal of Research in Nanobiotechnology, 1: 001-008.
  29. Chutia, J., Borah, S.P. and Tanti, B. (2012) Effect of drought stress on protein and proline metabolism in seven traditional rice (Oryza sativa Linn.) genotypes of Assam, India. Journal of Research in Biology.2(3):  206-214.
  30. Chutia, J., Vairale, M. and Tanti, B. (2012). A review of ethno-medicines of Assam: In special reference to Sonitpur, Assam. Journal of Research in Conservation Biology. 1: 16-28.
  31. Kalita, J.C., Chakrabarty, A. and Tanti, B. (2011). Assessment of antifertility activity of some traditionally used plants by different ethnic communities in three districts of Assam, India. Journal of Herbal Medicine and Toxicology. 5(2): 65-72.
  32. Tanti, B., Gurung, L. and Sarma, G.C. (2011) Wild edible fungal resources used by ethnic tribes of Nagaland, India.  Indian J. Traditional Knowledge. 10(3): 512-515.
  33. Tanti, B. and Buragohain, A.K. (2010) Differentiation of petroleum hydrocarbon degrading Pseudomonas spp. based on lectin binding of cell extracts in an agglutination assay. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 9:74-79.
  34. Tanti, B., Gurung, L., Sarma, H.K. and Buragohain, A.K. (2010) Ethnobotany of starter cultures used in    alcohol fermentation by a few ethnic tribes of Northeast India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 9(3): 463-466.
  35. Tanti, B., Buragohain, A.K., Gurung, L., Kakati, D., Das, A.K. and Borah, S.P. (2010) Assessment of antimicrobial antioxidant activities of Dendrocnide sinuata (Blume) Chew leaves-a medicinal plants used by ethnic communities of North East India. Indian Journal of Natural Product Resources. 1(1): 17-21.
  36. Tanti, B., Buragohain, A.K., Dutta, S., Gurung, L., Shastry, M. and Borah, S.P. (2009) Studies on the Cytotoxic Effect of Oil Refinery Sludge on Root Meristem. Advances in Environmental Biology. 3(1): 10-14.
  37. Sarma, M.P., Das, D., Mazumdar, H., Ahmed, G.U. and Tanti, B. (2008) Biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Pleurotus sp. Journal of Applied Bioscience and Biotechnology. 4: 36-39.
  38. Tanti, B. and Buragohain, A.K. (2008) Assessment of diversity and hydrocarbon utilizing ability of Pseudomonas spp. From petroleum rich soil of Assam. Journal of Applied Bioscience and Biotechnology. 4:43-48.

Book Chapters
  1. Tanti, B. (2010). Global Warming: Facts & Our Future, In: Climate Change, Global Warming and NE India: Regional Perspectives. ERD Foundation, Guwahati, India. 
  2. Borborah, K. and Tanti, B. (2017). Notes on the diversity and present status of the genus Musa L. in Assam.In: Compendium of Botanical Research in Eastern India. EBH Publisher (India) Ltd.
  3. Sarma, B., Hore, P. and Tanti, B. (2017). Karyomorphological study of Cissampelos pareira Linn. - a rare medicinal plant of Assam, India. In: Compendium of Botanical Research in Eastern India. EBH Publishers (India) Ltd.
  1. DBT-Sponsored project on “Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of threatened plants through application of biotechnological tools” (2012-2017) – ongoing – (Principal Investigator).
  2. DBT-SDBT-Sponsored project on “Development of high yielding, non-lodging and biotic resistant varieties of the Joha rice of Assam through biotechnological intervention” (2016-2019) – ongoing – (Principal Investigator).


  1. Bhaskar Sarma 
  2. Puspita Hore
  3. Kongkona Borborah
  4. Dharitri Borgohain
  5. Shamsun Nahar
  6. Sanjeev Kumar
  7. Kishor Deka
  8. Lipika Lahkar
  9. Jyotirmoy Kalita
  10. Zina Moni Shandilya

  1. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India - Overseas Associateship for Postdoctoral Research (2013-14).
  2. UGC-NE-State Level Eligibility Test (NE-SLET) in 2003.
  3. Gold Medalist, Gauhati University in 1997.
  4. Travel award to attend the 1st International Workshop on Engineered Crops, April 28-29, 2014, Iowa State University  of Science and Technology, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
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