Bhaben Tanti

Bhaben Tanti


MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Tezpur)


Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014

1. Jyotirmoy Kalita, CSIR-NET-SRF, (Ph.D. Student)

2. Zina Moni Shandilya, SRF, DST-INSPIRE (Ph.D. Student)

3. Sneha Hasnu, (Ph.D. Student)

4. Mehzabin Rehman, (Ph.D. Student)

5. Debanjali Saikia, (Ph.D. Student)

6. Amit Kumar Pradhan, (Ph.D. Student)

7. Saurov Jyoti Roy (Ph.D. Student)

8. Sabnoor Yearsin Jyoti (Ph.D. Student)


Indrajit Kalita (M.Phil. Student)

Bikash Kalita (M.Phil. Student)






1.       Japan (Gifu University from 1st - 10th November, 2015) for collaborative research.

2.       USA (Oklahoma State University from 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2014) for post-doctoral research.

3.       China (Dalian Institute of Technology from 12-17 October, 2008) to present research paper (IBS-2008).

1. M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in Cytology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Gauhati University (1997)

2. Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University (2006)

3. Postdoc in Molecular Stress Physiology and miRNA mediated regulation in Rice, Oklahoma State University,  

    Stillwater, USA (2013-2014)

4. Lecturer, Department of Botany, Darrang College, Tezpur (2000-2003)

5. Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University (2004-2013)

6. Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University (2013-2016)

7. Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University (2016- onwards)

    Research Area:

  • Molecular Stress Physiology in Crop Plants
  • Conservation of RET plants through Biotechnnological Tools

            Completed Research Project:

  • "Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of threatened plants through application of biotechnological tools" (April, 2012 - March, 2018), Rs. 64.08 lakhs (Funded b

           On-going Research Project:


1. "Collection, evaluation, documentation and conservation of banana genetic resources from Northeastern region” (April 2018 - March 2021), Rs. 42.0 lakhs; (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India)

2. “Development of High yielding, Non lodging and Biotic resistant Varieties of Joha Rice of Assam through Biotechnological Intervention” (2016 - 2019), Rs. 35.57 lakhs (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India)

3. "Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in North Eastern India: Diversity, factors of virus transmission and natural inhibitors" (2018-2021), Rs. 42.3 lakhs (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India)


  1. Gold Medallist in Gahati University in 1997 for 1st Class 1st position in M.Sc. (Botany)
  2. NE-SLET in Life Sciences in 2003
  3. DBT Overseas Associateship for 1 year (2013-2014) by DBT, Govt. of India
  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.



Research paper published:

  1. SJ Roy, PS Baruah, L Lahkar, L Gurung, D Saikia, B Tanti (2019). Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activities of Homalomena aromatica Schott. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 8 (1), 1379-1385.
  2. S Nahar, L Sahoo, B Tanti (2018). Screening of drought tolerant rice through morpho-physiological and biochemical approaches. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier), 15, 150-159.
  3. S Nahar, LR Vemireddy, L Sahoo, B Tanti (2018). Antioxidant Protection mechanisms reveal significant response in drought-induced oxidative stress in some traditional rice of Assam, India. Rice Science (Elsevier), 25 (4), 185-196.
  4. J Kalita, AK Pradhan, ZM Shandilya, B Tanti (2018). Arsenic stress responses and tolerance in rice: physiological, cellular and molecular approaches. Rice Science (Elsevier), 25 (5), 235−249.
  5. L Lahkar, B Tanti (2018). Morpho-physicochemical and cooking characteristics of traditional aromatic Joha rice (Oryza sativa L.) of Assam, India. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier), 16, 644-654.
  6. B Sarma, PS Baruah, B Tanti2018Habitat distribution modeling for reintroduction and conservation of Aristolochia indica L. - a threatened medicinal plant in Assam, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa10 (11), 12531-12537.
  7. K Deka, SK Borthakur, C Nepi, B Tanti (2018). Lectotypification of Calamus nambariensis (Arecaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany (Wiley), 36 (10), e01953.
  8. SK Borthakur, PS Baruah, K Deka, P Das, B Sarma, D Adhikari, B Tanti (2018). Habitat distribution modelling for improving conservation status of Brucea mollis Wall. ex Kurz.–An endangered potential medicinal plant of Northeast India. Journal for Nature Conservation (Elsevier), 43, 104-110.
  9. K Deka, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2018). Habitat mapping, population size and preventing extinction through improving the conservation status of Calamus nambariensis Becc.-an endemic and threatened cane of Assam, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica (Elsevier), chnaes.2018.03.
  10. D Borgohain, B Tanti (2018). Morphological investigations of the fine structure of freshwater diatom frustules. Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research (APS), 13, 417-421.
  11. P Das, B Tanti, SK Borthakur (2018). In vitro callus induction and indirect organogenesis of Brucea mollis Wall.ex Kurz – A potential medicinal plant of Northeast India. South African Journal of Botany (Elsevier) 119, 203-211.
  12. PS Baruah, K Deka, L Lahkar, B Sarma, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2018). Habitat distribution modelling and reinforcement of Elaeocarpus serratus L. - A threatened tree species of Assam, India for improvement of its conservation status. Acta Ecologica Sinica (Elsevier), chnaes.2018.06.
  13. P Hore, B Tanti (2018). Regeneration of Plantlets from Rhizome Bud Explants of Lasia spinosa (Lour.) Thwaites- A Medicinal Plants of Assam.  Int. J. Life. Sci. Scienti. Res, 4 (3), 1736-1743.
  14. G Borah, PS Baruah, L Lahkar, B Tanti (2018). Cytotoxic effect of acridine orange and ethidium bromide on Allium cepa L. and Oryza sativa L., Bioscience Discovery, 9 (2), 251-259.
  15. D Saikia, PS Baruah, S Hasnu, S Nath, S Akhtar, B Tanti (2018). Phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of leaf extract of Phlogacanthus thyrsiflorus Nees. – a medicinal plant of Assam, India. Bioscience Discovery. 9 (2), 237-243.
  16. S Kumar, B Tanti, SK Mukherjee, L Sahoo (2017). Molecular characterization and infectivity of Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India virus associated with yellow mosaic disease of cowpea and mungbean. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier), 11, 183-191.
  17. S Kumar, B Tanti, BL Patil, SK Mukherjee, L Sahoo (2017). RNAi-derived transgenic resistance to Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus in cowpea. PLoS ONE, 12 (10), e0186786.
  18. K Deka, SK Borthakur, B Tanti2017Distribution and population dynamics of Calamus nambariensis Becc.-An endemic and threatened cane of Assam Annals of Plant Sciences6 (12), 1829-1834
  19. Deka, K., Baruah, P.S., Sarma, B., Borthakur, S.K., Tanti B. (2017).  Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of Vanilla borneensis Rolfe - A rare, endemic and threatened orchid of Assam, India Journal for Nature Conservation.  37:  39-46.
  20. Das Prapty, Sarma, H. K., Barman, P., Bastola, K. and Tanti, B. (2017). Characterization of  -galactosidase from yeast associated with starter cultures used in household alcohol production in Northeast India. - Indian Journal of Biotechnology16 (1), 100-105.
  21. L Lahkar, B Tanti (2017). Study of morphological diversity of traditional aromatic rice landraces (Oryza sativa L.) collected from Assam, India. Annals of Plant Sciences, 6 (12), 1855-1861.
  22. L Das, S Hasnu, ZM Shandilya, B Tanti (2017). Cytotoxic Effect of Malathion and Furadan On Allium cepa L. and Growth Parameters of Oryza sativa L. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies4 (4), 60-75.
  23. B Sarma, B Tanti (2017). In vitro regeneration of plantlets from nodal explants of Aristolochia saccata and Aristolochia cathcartii.  European Journal of Biological Research, 7 (3), 191-201.
  24. P Das, B Tanti, SK Borthakur (2017). Effect of 2, 4-D on callus induction at nodal and internodal explants of Brucea mollis Wall. ex Kurz- an endangered plant of Northeast India. Bioscience Discovery, 8 (3), 369-374.
  25. V Dey, S Hasnu, S Nahar, B Tanti (2017). Phytochemical Analysis and Antioxidant Activities of Garcinia morella Desr., International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies, 4 (4), 31-37.
  26. P Hore, S Nahar, M. Hasampura, B Tanti (2017). Phylogenetic Analysis and Homology Modelling of Betaine Aldehyde Dehydrogenase - An Aroma Producing Protein in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies, 4 (3), 139-148.
  27. S Nahar, P Hore, A Bharadwaj, B Tanti (2017). Effect of Paper Mill Effluents on Some Traditional Rice Cultivars of Assam, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies, 4 (3), 88-96.
  28. PS Baruah, K Deka, B Sarma, P Das, SK Borthakur, B Tanti (2017). Assessment of few unexplored RET plant wealth of Assam, India. Journal of Advanced Plant Sciences, 9 (2), 10-15.
  29. S Nahar, B Tanti (2017). Freshwater diatoms from Deepor Beel - a Ramsar site of Assam, India revealed potential photoluminescence properties for nanotechnological applications. Research & Reviews: Journal of Material Sciences, 5 (6), 17-22.
  30. B Sarma, B Tanti (2017). Analysis of genetic diversity of certain species of Aristolochia using ISSR-based molecular markers. Current Life Sciences, 3 (4), 47-53.
  31. P Das, P Kar, S Hasnu, S Nath, B Tanti (2017). Phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of Elaeocarpus serratus L. of Assam. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 6 (4), 866-869.
  32. Sarma, B., Kapil, D., Tanti B. (2017).  Cytotoxic effect of naphthalene on root meristem of Allium cepa L.  Annals of Plant Sciences. 6.02: 1579-1584.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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).
  41. 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.
  42. 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).
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Hore, P. and Tanti, B. (2014). Karyomorphological Studies of Two Morphotypes of Lasia spinosa (Lour.) Thwaites available in Assam, India. Annals in Plant Sciences,