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Dr. (M/S) Pravati Kumari Mahapatra

Pravati Kumari Mahapatra Name : 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

  • Ph.D
    • Awarded :06
  • MPhil: 20
  • 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 

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.

Project Completed:

  1. Role of lysosomal enzymes, oxidative stress and Hoxb8 gene expression in regulating transdifferentiation of regenerating tail tissue of frog larva, Funding by- DST

  • Prof. P. K. Mahapatra: Dr. Mahamaya Patnaik Smruti Samman in 2013-14 by Odisha Bigyan Prachara Samiti.

  • Teaching: 20years
  • Research: 27years