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Prof.Dr(Mrs.) Pravati Kumari Mahapatra

Pravati Kumari Mahapatra Name : Prof.Dr(Mrs.)   Pravati Kumari Mahapatra
Designation : Professor
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone No. : 06742545882 / +91-9437281982
E-mail ID : mahapatra(dot)pk(dot)zool(at)utkaluniversity(dot)ac(dot)in, mahap_pk(at)yahoo(dot)com
  • Instrumentation and techniques
  • Immunology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Instrumentation and techniques
  • Immunology
  • Developmental Biology
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Swetamudra Pattnaik 2019 Effects of fluoride on skeletal development in the tadpoles of Indian tree frog
      2 Swati Madhulika 2018 Biology of Argiope pulchella
      3 Sakti Ranjan Rout 2018 Effect of retinoic acid on the mitotic activity of regenerated tail of the Indian tree frog
      4 Neha Gupta 2017 Cell proliferation during limb regeneration in frog tadpoles
      5 Kiran Kumar Sahoo 2017 Retinoic acid induced cell proliferation during tail regeneration in tadpoles of frog
      6 Sushri Sangita Pati 2017 Role of Fibroblast growth factor 1 during tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus
      7 Ardhendu Sekhar Mallick 2016 Effects of retinoic acid on tail and limb regeneration in the tadpoles of Indian tree frog Polypedates maculatus (Gray, 1833) Anura:Rhacophoridae
      8 Debasmita Patra 2016 Detection of heavy metals in two species of cuttlefish: Sepiella inermis and Sepia aculeate
      9 Bijeta Roynath 2015 Tail regeneration in anuran tadpoles: A Review
      10 Subhra Sarika Jena 2015 Effects of thyroxine on the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus (Gray,1833) Anura: Rhacohoridae
      11 Prajna Priyadarshini Mohapatra 2015 Detection of apoptotic cells during tail regression in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus (GRAY,1833) Anura:Rhacophoridae
      12 Sashikala Pani 2014 Effects of Sodium nitrate on blood cells of the tadpoles of Indian tree frog
      13 Sharmistha Moharana 2014 Apoptosis during anuran metamorphosis: A review
      14 Sasmita Sethi 2013 Lysosomal Enzymes: A Review
      15 Jagnyaseni Nayak 2013 Haematological studies during development of tadpoles of the Asian toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider,1799
      16 Tanmaya rani Sethi 2013 A review on tail regeneration in Anuran tadpoles
      17 Subhashree Sahoo 2013 Study of apoptosis through genomic DNA fragmentation and laddering during tail regression in the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus (Gray, 1983) Anura: Rhacophoridae
      18 Rajabala Tripathy 2012 Effects of thyroxine on the blood cell profile of the tadpoles of the Indian Tree frog)
      19 Tatini Sethi 2012 Tail regression in the tadpoles of Indian tree frog: SDS-PAGE analysis
      20 Monalisha Sahoo 2011 Hematological effects of vitamin A on the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus (Anura: Rhacophoridae
      21 Prashanta Kumar Panda 2011 Effects of vitamin A on tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus: SDS–PAGE analysis
      22 Lopamudra Nanda 2010 Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Polypadates maculates
      23 Lopamudra Nanda 2010 Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Polypadates maculates
      24 Jutshina Hota 2010 Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Microhyla ornate)
      25 Anamika Patro 2009 Effect of thyroxine on the tadpoles of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae
      26 Devi Priyadarshini 2008 A study on taxonomic characters of six anuran tadpoles
      27 Nirupama Das 2008 A study on the effects of vitamin A on tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus (Anura:Rhacophoridae
      28 Cuckoo Mahapatra 2007 A study on the regressing tail of the Common Indian toad, Bufo melanostictus Schneider, 1799 (Anura: Bufonidae
      29 Madhusmita Das 2006 (Body size and age estimation of the common Indian toad Bufo melanostictus (Anura: Bofonidae
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Jutshina Hota 2019 ` 03-Zoology-2009-10 UGC NER Role of Fibroblast growth factors during anuran tail regeneration.
      2 Nikita Mahapatra 2017 ` 02-Zoology,2009-10 DST Govt. of India Project Fellow A study on vitamin A induced transdifferentiation of tail to limbs in anuran tadpoles.
      3 Swati Pattanaik 2015 ` 17- Zoolgy, 2006-07 Prof. K. Bohidar UGC Effect of phytohormones on protein content and growth of the silk glands of Eri silkworm Samia Cynth
      4 Satyanarayan Mishra 2013 ` 26-Zoology, 2006-07 A study on corridor, diet and status of elephant of Orissa.
      5 Cuckoo Mahapatra 2013 ` 02-Zoology, 2006-07 UGC NET Role of Lysosomal enzymes during anuran tail regression.
      6 Madhusmita Das 2013 ` 28-Zoology, 2006-07 UGC A comparative study on Biochemical and Morphological aspects of blood in Rhacophorid Anurans of Orissa.
      7 Nivedita Patnaik 2012 ` 07-Zoology, 2003-04 Teacher fellow Histological and Biochemical study of tail regeneration in vitamin A treated anuran tadpoles.
      8 Abhijit Das 2011 ` 10-Zoology, 2004-05 Prof. SK Dutta Systematics and Biogeography of the snakes of Northeast India.
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
    2. National Publications:
      1
      • Dutta SK, Mahapatra P and Mohanty-Hejmadi P (1991). Size analysis and sex ratio of Jerdon’s Bull frog Rana crassa (Anura: Ranidae). Journal Bombay Natural History Society 88: 234-241.
      • Mohanty-Hejmadi P, Dutta SK and Mahapatra P (1992). Limbs generated at site of tail amputation in marbled balloon frog after vitamin A treatment. Nature. 355: 352-353.
      • Mahapatra Pravati Kumari and Mohanty-Hejmadi Priyambada (1994).Vitamin A mediated Homeotic transformation of tail to limbs, limb suppression and abnormal tail regeneration in the Indian Jumping Frog Polypedates maculatus. Development Growth and Differentiation. 36(3): 307-317.
      • Dutta SK Mapapatra P and Mohanty-Hejmadi P (1994). Breeding and development of Rana crassa (Anura:Ranidae). Herpeton, Herpetological Society of India. 516: 3-7.
      • Mahapatra P and Mohanty-Hejmadi P (2000). Suppression of normal limb development in the tadpoles of Bufo melanostictus, Uperodon Systoma and Polypedates maculatus following vitamin A treatment. Journal Zoological Society of India, 40-41: 49-58.
      • Mahapatra PK, Mohanty-Hejmadi P and Chainy G B N (2001) Changes in oxidative stress parameters and acid phosphatase activity in the pre-regressing and regressing tail of Indian jumping frog Polypedates maculatus (Anura, Rhacophoridae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C 130:281-288.
      • Mahapatra Pravati Kumari Das Pragnya  and Mohanty-Hejmadi  Priyambada (2001) Homeotic transformation in Anurans. Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society of Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450),  Special Volume 61-77.
      • Mahapatra P K Mohanty-Hejmadi P and Chainy G B N (2001) Specific limb abnormalities induced by hydrogen peroxide in the tadpoles of Indian jumping frog, Polypedates maculatus. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 39:1103-1106.
      • Mahapatra Pravati Kumari Mohanty-Hejmadi Priyambada and Dutta Sushil Kumar (2001). Polymelia in Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae). Current Science, 80: 1447-1451).
      • Mahapatra PK Mohanty-Hejmadi P and Chainy GBN (2002) Oxidative stress during vitamin A- induced abnormal tail regeneration in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 131:403-410.
      • Mahapatra PK and Dutta SK. (2002) Cyclone Hero (A report on a super cyclone resistant  plant in Bhubaneswar). Science Reporter 39 (6): 44.
      • Pati A, Mahapatra PK and Dutta SK. (2003) Simultaneous induction of ectopic pelvic zone and duplication of regenerated limbs in the tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus by vitamin A. Indian Journal Experimental Biology 41:1424-1430.
      • Mahapatra PK, Mishra S and Dutta SK (2004) Histology of vitamin A induced ectopic limbs and normal hind limbs in tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus Indian Journal Experimental Biology, 42:1007-1012.
      • Dutta S K Das S M and Mahapatra P. (2005) Clutch and body size analysis of Spaeroteca rolandae (Anura: Ranidae) . Journal Bombay Natural History Society, 102 (2): 181-185.
      • Nayak S, Mahapatra PK, Mishra S and SK Dutta (2007) Age determination by skeletochronology in common Indian toad Bufo melanostictus (Anura : Bufonidae). Herpetozoa, 19 (3/4): 111-119.
      • Mahapatra PK Parida SP. and Dutta SK. (2007) Hematological and Biochemical studies of Fan throated lizard, Sitana ponticeriana (Sauria: Agamidae) of Orissa, India.  Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society Orissa) 24: 25-36.
      • Mahapatra Cuckoo and Mahapatra Pravati Kumari (2007) Tail regression in tadpoles of Bufo melanostictus. Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450) 24: 85-96.
      • Mahapatra Pravati K Nayak Susama and Dutta Sushil K (2008) Age estimates for a population of the Indian Tree Frog Polypedates maculates (Gray.1833) (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Herpetozoa, 21(1/2):31-40.
      • Susama Nayak, Pravati K. Mahapatra, Rabindra K. Mohanty and  Sushil K. Dutta. (2008). A skeletochronological analysis of age, growth and longevity of the Indian Green frog Euphlyctis hexadactylus (Lesson, 1834) (Anura: ranidae). Herpetozoa.  20 (3/4): 99-107.
      • S Mishra AK Mishra PK Mahapatra (2009) Nightmare of elephant in Keonjhar district of Orissa. E-planet 7(1) : 35-38
      • Mahapatra PK, Mohanty C, and Dutta SK (2010) Ontogeny of vertebral column in Polypedates maculatus (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Hamadryad, 35(1): 11-19.
      • Mahapatra PK, Sarkar N, Das S and Dutta SK (2010) Gradient of reduced glutathione in the tail of Hemidactylus leschenaultia (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Indian Journal Experimental Biology 48: 1094-1097
      • Dutta SK, Nayak S, Mahapatra C, Das M and Mahapatra PK (2011) Skeletochronology of anuran (Amphibia) Proceedings National Academy of Science India Section B. 81(1): 83-102.
      • Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2011) Involvement of cathepsin D during tail regression in tadpoles of the common Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Acta Histochemica, 113:756-762.
      • Mahapatra C, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2011) Inter-populational differences in activity of acid phosphatase in the tails of the tadpoles of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae).Russian Journal of Herpetology, 18(2): 105-110.
      • Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2012) Immunohistochemical localization of Cathepsin D and a possible role of melanocytes during tail resorption in tadpoles of a tropical toad. Journal of Morphology, 273:791–800, DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20027
      • Mahapatra PK, Jamdar SN, Mahapatra C, Dutta SK and Harikumar P (2012) Interspecies variation in activity of lysosomal cathepsins during tail regression in the tadpoles of three sympatric anurans. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 19(3): 232-238.
      • Mahapatra BB, Das M, Dutta SK and  Mahapatra PK (2012) Hematology of Indian rhacophorid tree frog Polypedates maculatus Gray, 1833 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Comparative  Clinical Pathology, 21:453-460, DOI 10. 1007/s00580-010-1118-y).
      • Patnaik N, Mahapatra C, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2012) Role of acid and alkaline phosphatase during vitamin A induced abnormal tail regeneration in the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog International Journal of current research, 4(11):115-120
      • Das M and Mahapatra PK (2012) Blood cell profiles of the tadpoles of the Dubois’s tree frog, Polypedates teraiensis, Dubois, 1986 (Anura: Rhacophoridae). The Scientific World Journal, DOI:10.1100/2012/701746
      • Hota J, Das M and Mahapatra PK (2013)  Blood cell profile of the developing tadpoles and adults of the ornate frog, Microhyla ornata (Anura: Microhylidae). International Journal of Zoology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/716183.
      • Das M, Nayak S, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2013) Age determination by skeletochronology in the Indian bull frog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus Daudin, 1802 (anura: ranidae). Pranikee (Journal of Zoological Society Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450), 25: 66-75.
      • Das M and Mahapatra PK (2014) Hematology of Wild Caught Dubois’s Tree Frog Polypedates teraiensis, Dubois,1986 (Anura: Rhacophoridae). The Scientific World Journal,http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/491415
      • Das M and  Mahapatra PK (2015) Blood cell profile of the Indian Tree Frog Polypedates maculatus (Gray, 1830), during larval development until metamorphosis (anura: rhacophoridae) Herpetozoa 27(3/4):123-135.
      • Mahapatra N, Dutta SK, Mohanty PK and Mahapatra PK (2015) Effect of vitamin A on acid and alkaline phosphatase activities during tail regeneration in the tadpoles of the Asian toad. International Journal of Advanced research in Biological Sciences. 2(4):219-226.
      • Mahapatra C, Patro A, Mahapatra PK (2015) Dose and stage specific effects of thyroxine on the tadpoles of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae) . International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 7(8) 171-175  ISSN- 0975-1491
      • Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2015) Interspecific Variations in Duration of Tail Regression in Two Tropical Anurans, Journal of Histology Volume 2015, Article ID 307439, 8 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/307439
      • Das M and  Mahapatra PK (2016) Blood cell profile of the tadpoles of Chirixalus simus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) Russian Journal Herpetology. 23 (2) 83-92.
      • Bhowal SK, Mahapatra P and Sahu CR. (2016) Attaining Male Reversible Infertility through Modulation of Spermatogenesis by 2-(2″-chloro acetamido benzyl) - 3-(3′- indolyl) Quinoline or Indolyl Quinoline in Rats Rattus rattus. Austin Andrology. 1(2): 1006.
      • Mahapatra C and Mahapatra PK (2015) Role of melanocytes during cell death in the resorbing tail of anuran tadpoles. Pranikee 2015 :27: 70-94 
      2 Jutshina Hota, Sushree Sangita Pati, Pravati Kumari Mahapatra (2018) Spinal cord self-repair during tail regeneration in Polypedates maculatus and putative role of FGF1 as a neurotrophic factor. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy.88:70-75 2018-19
      3 Mahapatra N, Dutta SK and Mahapatra PK (2017) Acid phosphatases and vitamin A induced abnormal regeneration in frog tadpoles: an immunohistochemical study. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. DOI 10.1007/s40011-017-0860-1PS1.80 2017-18
      4 Hota Jutshina, Mahapatra Pravati Kumari (2017) Fgf10 immunodetection during retinoic acid induced ectopic hindlimb development and abnormal tail regeneration in tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus. Mechanisms of Development (Abs) 145:S48 doi:10.1016/j.mod.2017.04.087. 2017-18
      5 Jutshina Hota and Pravati Kumari Mahapatra (2017) Retinoic acid mediated changes in the epidermal cells during tail regeneration in the tadpoles of the Indian tree frog, Polypedates maculatus Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society of Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450) 29: 59-64 2017-18
      6 Mahapatra PK (2016) Cathepsin D mediates apoptosis during anuran tail regression. J Cytol Histol 2016, 7:4(Suppl), http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7099.C1.009 2016-17
      7 Mahapatra Mahapatra and Mahapatra Pravati Kumari (2015) Role of melanocytes during cell death in the resorbing tail of anuran tadpoles. Pranikee (Journal Zoological Society of Orissa, ISSN 0970-4450) 27: 70-94 2015-16
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



  1. Edited Books :
    1 Cuckoo Mahapatra and Pravati Kumari Mahapatra. Role of lysosomal enzymes during anuran tail regression (2013).  ISBN 978-3-639-51555-6, Scholars' Press AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co.KG, Germany.
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 Mahapatra PK (2017) Retinoids and tail regeneration in frog tadpoles. Amphibians of India, ENVIS, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India. pp163-176.
  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
  2. Seminars:
    1 4th Annual International Conference in Biology, Athens Institute for Education and Research, 25-28 June, Athens, Greece
    2 . 51st Miami Winter Symposium 2018, January 28-31, Miami, FL, USA
    3 18th International congress of Developmental Biology, 18-22 June, National University of Singapore.
    4 Indian science Congress, Bhubaneswar Chapter, 20-22 December, 2016.
    5 SERB School in herpetology, Wild life Institute of India, Dehradun, 9th to 13th October 2015.
    6 SERB School in herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Mammalapuram, Tamil Nadu, 10th to 15th December 2014.
    7 National Seminar, Global climate change, sea level rise, coastal pollution and its effects on capture and culture fishery and sustainable marine fisheries resources management, P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 9-10 March 2014
    8 Alternative to animal use in Science, P. G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University, 22nd March 2014.
    9 Current trends of animal research in India, Department of Zoology, North Orissa University, Baripada, Odisha 21st March 2014
    10 Regional Science Congress, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, 27th and 28th January, 2014.
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  • Prof. P. K. Mahapatra: Dr. Mahamaya Patnaik Smruti Samman in 2013-14 by Odisha Bigyan Prachara Samiti.
  1. Teaching:
  2. Important Activities:
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 DST FAST TRACK research grant from Department of Science and technology, Govt of India. Project title “Anuran tail regression and spatiotemporal expression of lysosomal enzymes”.
    2 . DST SERC research grant from Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India Project title “Role of lysosomal enzymes, oxidative stress and hoxb8 gene expression in regulating trans differentiation of regenerating tail tissue of frog larva”.
    3 Coordinator: DST PURSE grant, Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University Project Title: Role of Fibroblast Growth Factors during anuran tail regeneration
  4. Invited Lectures:
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Head of the Department, P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University (2004-05; 2015-2017, 2019 cont..)
    2 Course co-ordinator, Master of Fishery Science, P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University (2010-2014)
    3 Hostel Superintendent, Ladies Hostel II, Vani Vihar, Utkal University (2009-2014)
    4 Associate Coordinator IQAC, Utkal University (2015-2018)
    5 Director IQAC, 2018,Cont.
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary: