Samir Ranjan Sikdar

Samir Ranjan Sikdar
Senior Professor

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Previous appointments:

1989-1991: Bose Institute: RA-CSIR

1992: Waksman Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey: UNDP Fellow

1994-1995: Waksman Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey: Post-Doctoral Fellow

1999: IRRI, Philippines: Rockefeller Fellowship

Research interests:

1.     Exploring mustard aphid tolerance through wild germplasm screening using functional genomics and proteomic approach.

2.     Crop improvement in edible mushrooms: Breeding and genetics.

3.     Upliftment of rural people living below poverty level through Biotechnology based societal/awareness/training programmes.

Contact:

Address: Division of Plant Biology
Centenary Campus
Bose Institute
P-1/12 C.I.T. Scheme VII-M
Kolkata - 700054, India
E-Mail: samir[at]jcbose.ac.in
Phone: +91-33-25693220

Research:

Publications:

  1. Sikdar SR, Biswas AK (1984) Comparative karyotype analysis in five cultivated varieties of  Sesame, Sesamum indicumEnviron & Ecol 2:119-121.

  2. Chatterjee G, Sikdar SR, Das S, Sen SK (1985) Regeneration of plantlets from mesophyll protoplast of Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. Plant Cell Rep 4:245-247.

  3. Sikdar SR, Chatterjee G, Das S, Sen SK (1987) Regeneration  of plants from mesophyll protoplasts of the wild crucifer Eruca sativa Lam. Plant Cell Rep 6:486-489.

  4. Chatterjee G, Sikdar SR, Das S, Sen SK (1988) Intergeneric  somatic hybrid production through protoplast fusion between Brassica juncea and Diplotaxis muralis Theor Appl Genet 76.915-922.

  5. Sikdar SR, Chatterjee G, Das S, Sen SK (1990) “Erussica”, the intergeneric fertile somatic hybrid development through protoplast fusion between Eruca sativa Lam. and Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. Theor Appl Genet 79:561-567.

  6. Sikdar  SR, Sengupta S, Das S, Sen SK (1990) Plant regeneration from mesophyll protoplasts of Diplotaxis muralis, a wild crucifer. Plant Cell Rep 8:722-725.

  7. Begum F, Paul S, Bag N, Sikdar SR, Sen SK (1995) Somatic hybrids between Brassica juncea (L.) Czern and Diplotaxis harra (Forsk.) Boiss and the generation of backcross progenies. Theor Appl Genet 91:1167-1172.

  8. Sikdar SR, Serino G, Chaudhuri S, Maliga P  (1998) Plastid transformation in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Plant Cell Rep 18:20-24.

  9. Paul S, Sikdar SR (1999) Expression of npt II marker and gus reporter genes and their inheritance in subsequent generations of transgenic Brassica developed through Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer.  Curr Sci 76:1569-1573.

  10. Mandal P, Sikdar SR (2003) Plant regeneration from mesophyll protoplasts of Rorippa indica (L.) Hiern, a wild crucifer. Curr Sci  85:1451-1454.

  11. Chowdhury P, Das M, Sikdar SR, Pal A (2004) Influence of the physiological age and position of the nodal explants on micropropagation of field-grown Dendrocalamus strictus NEES. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Mollecular Biology 5: 45-50.

  12. Paul S, Sikdar SR (2005) Regeneration of plant from root explant of two Indian cultivar of Brassica campestris L. through somatic embryogenesis. Curr Sci 89: 1323-1326.

  13. Chakraborty U, Sikdar SR (2008) Production and characterization of somatic hybrids raised through protoplast fusion between edible mushroom strains Volvariella volvacea and Pleurotus floridaWorld J Microbiol Biotechnol 24:1481-1492.

  14. Chakraborty U, Sikdar SR (2010) Intergeneric protoplast fusion between Calocybe indica (milky mushroom) and Pleurotus florida aids in the qualitative and quantitative improvement of sporophore of the milky mushroom. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 26:213-225.

  15. Das D, Mondal S, Roy SK, Maiti D, Bhunia B, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2010) A (1→6)-β-glucan from a somatic hybrid of Pleurotus florida and Volvariella volvacea: isolation, characterization, and study of immunoenhancing properties. Carbohydr Res 345:974-978.

  16. Bhunia SK, Dey B, Maity KK, Patra S, Mandal S, Maiti S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2010) Structural characterization of an immunoenhancing heteroglycan isolated from an aqueous extract of an edible mushroom, Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont.) Singer. Carbohydr Res 345:2542-2549.

  17. Dey B, Bhunia SK, Maity KK, Patra S, Mandal S, Maiti S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2010) Chemical analysis of an immunoenhancing water-soluble polysaccharide of an edible mushroom, Pleurotus florida blue variant. Carbohydr Res 345:2736-2741.

  18. Mandal S, Maity KK, Bhunia SK, Dey B, Patra S, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2010) Chemical analysis of a new water-soluble (1→6)- (1→4)-α, β-glucan and water insoluble (1→3)- (1→4)-β-glucan (Calocyban) from alkaline extract of an edible mushroom, Calocybe indica (Dudh Chattu). Carbohydr Res 345:2657-2663.

  19. Maity K, Kar (Mandal) E, Maity S, Gantait SK, Das D, Maiti S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2011) Structural characterization and study of immunoenhancing and antioxidant property of a novel polysaccharide isolated from the aqueous extract of a somatic hybrid mushroom of Pleurotus floridaand Calocybe indica variety APK2. Int J of Biol Macromol 48:304-310.

  20. Maity K, Kar (Mandal) E, Maity S, Gantaita SK, Das D, Maiti S, Maiti TK,  Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2011) Chemical analysis and study of immunoenhancing and antioxidant property of a glucan isolated from an alkaline extract of a somatic hybrid mushroom of Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica variety APK2. Int J of Biol Macromol 49:555-560.

  21. Patra S, Maity KK, Bhunia SK, Dey B, Mandal S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2011) Structural characterization and study of immunoenhancing properties of heteroglycan isolated from a somatic hybrid mushroom (PfloVv1aFB) of Pleurotus florida and Volvariella volvaceaCarbohydr Res  346:1967-1972.

  22. Bhunia SK, Dey B, Maity KK, Patra S, Mandal S, Maiti S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2011) Isolation and characterization of an immunoenhancing glucan from alkaline extract of an edible mushroom, Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont.) Singer. Carbohydr Res  346:2039-2044.

  23. Kar Mandal E, Maity K, Maity S, Gantait SK, Maiti S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR, Islam SS (2011) Structural characterization of an immunoenhancing cytotoxic heteroglycan isolated from an edible mushroom Calocybe indica var. APK2. Carbohydr Res 346:2237-2243.

  24. Nandan CK, Sarkar R, Bhanja SK, Sikdar SR, Islam SS (2011) Isolation and characterization of polysaccharides of a hybrid mushroom (backcross mating between PfloVv12 and Volvariella volvacea). Carbohydr Res 2011, 346, 2451-2456.

  25. Sarkar R, Nandan CK, Bhunia SK, Maiti S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR, Islam SS (2012) Glucans from alkaline extract of a hybrid mushroom (backcross mating) between PfloVv12 and Volvariella volvacea): structural characterization and study of immunoenhancing and antioxidant properties, Carbohydr Res 347:107-113.

  26. Kar Mandal E, Maity K, Maity S, Gantait SK, Behera B, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR, Islam SS (2012) Chemical analysis of an immunostimulating (1→4)-, (1→6)-branched glucan from an edible mushroom, Calocybe indicaCarbohydr Res 347:172-177.

  27. Dey B, Bhunia SK, Maity KK, Patra S, Mandal S, Maiti S, Sikdar SR, Maiti TK Islam (2012) Glucans of Pleurotus florida blue variant: Isolation, purification, haracterization and immunological studies. Int J of  Biol Macromol  50: 591-597.

  28. Bhunia SK, Dey B, Maity KK, Patra S, Mandal S, Maiti S, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2012)  Heteroglycan from an alkaline extract of a somatic hybrid mushroom (PfloVv1aFB) of Pleurotus florida and Volvariella volvacea: structural characterization and study of immunoenhancing properties. Carbohydr Res, 354: 110–115.

  29. Maji PK, Sen IK, Behera B, Maiti TK, Mallick P, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2012) Structural characterization and study of immunoenhancing properties of a glucan isolated from a hybrid mushroom of Pleurotus florida and Lentinula edodesCarbohydr Res, 358: 110–115.

  30. Dey B, Bhunia SK, Maity KK, Patra S, Mandal S, Behera B, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR, Islam SS (2013) Structure and immunology of a heteroglycan from somatic hybrid mushroom of Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica var. APK2. Int J of Biol Macromol 52: 312-318.

  31. Sen IK, Maji PK, Behera B, Maiti TK, Mallick P, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2013) Glucan of a somatic hybrid mushroom, pfls 1h: structural characterization and study of immunological activities. Int J of Biol Macromol 53:127-132.

  32. Maji PK, Sen IK, Sanjana K, Devi P, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR, Islam SS (2013) Structural elucidation of a biologically active heteroglycan isolated from a hybrid mushroom of Pleurotus florida and Lentinula edodesCarbohydr Res, 368: 22-28.

  33. Maity K, Samanta S, Bhanja SK, Maity S, Sen IK, Maiti S, Behera B, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2013) An immunostimulating water insoluble β-glucan of an edible hybrid mushroom: Isolation and characterization. Fitoterapia 84: 15-21.

  34. Maity KK, Patra S, Dey B, Bhunia SK, Mandal S, Bahera B, Maiti TK, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2013) A β-glucan from the alkaline extract of a somatic hybrid (PfloVv5FB) of Pleurotus florida and Volvariella volvacea: structural characterization and study of immunoactivation. Carbohydr Res, 10.1016/j.carres. 2013.01.016.

  35. Maity S, Kar Mandal E, Maity K, Bhunia SK, Behera B, Maiti TK, Mallick P, Sikdar SR and Islam SS (2013) Structural study of an immunoenhancing polysaccharide isolated from an edible hybrid mushroom of Pleurotus florida and Lentinula edodesBioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre1:72-80.

  36. Maity S, Bhunia SK, Kar Sen I, Kar Mandal E, Maity K, Behera B, Maiti TK,  Mallick P, Sikdar SR, Islam SS (2013) A heteropolysaccharide from an edible hybrid mushroom pfle 1p: Structural and immunostimulating studies. Carbohydr Res, 10.1016/j.carres. 2013.04.007.

  37. Bandopadhyay L, Basu D, Sikdar SR (2013) Identification of Genes Involved in Wild Crucifer Rorippa indica Resistance Response on Mustard Aphid Lipaphis erysimi Challenge. PLoS ONE 8(9):e73632. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073632.

  38. Debnath AJ, Basu D, Sikdar SR (2014) An approach to standardise transient expression of GUS in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) using Sonication Assisted Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated Transformation (SAAT) method. Isr J Plant Sci. 61(1-4):37-45.

  39. Mallick P, Sikdar SR (2014) Production and molecular characterization of somatic hybrids between Pleurotus florida and Lentinula edodesWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 30(8):2283-2293.

  40. Mallick P, Sikdar SR (2015) Fruit body production and characterization of hybrid edible mushroom strains developed by protoplast fusion between Pleurotus florida and Lentinus squarrosulusInt J Pharm Bio Sci. 6(3):(B)301-314.

  41. Mallick P, Sikdar SR (2015) Genome instability in fruit body derived lines generated from fruiting pfle somatic hybrid lines and development of hybrid strain specific SCAR marker in edible mushroom. Journal of Horticultural Research 23(2): 111-120. DOI: 10.2478/johr-2015-0022.

  42. Mallick P, Sikdar SR (2016) Restriction fragment length polymorphism and sequence analysis of rRNA-IT�S region of somatic hybrids produced between Pleurotus florida and Lentinula edodesAnnals of Microbiology 66 (1): 389-395. DOI: 10.1007/s13213-015-1121-2.

  43. Sarkar P, Jana J, Chatterjee S, Sikdar SR (2016) Functional characterization of  Rorippa indica defensin and its efficacy against Lipaphis erysimiSpringerPlus (2016) 5:511 (DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2144-2).

     Book Chapter:

  1. Bandopadhyay L, Sikdar SR (2015) Rural Biotechnology in Transforming Agriculture and Rural Livelihood, eds. Bahadur B, Rajam MV, Sahijram L & Krishnamurthy KV in Plant Biology and Biotechnology Vol. II Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, Chap. 37, pp 743-754, Springer (DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2283-5_37)

 Patents:

  1. Maliga P, Sikdar S, Reddy SV. US 6,376,744, April 23, 2002, Plastid Transformation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Rutgers University also WO 97/32977.

NCBI ACCESSIONS: 

Bandhopadhyay L and Sikdar SR (30):

Expressed sequence tag (EST) sequences of Rorippa indica. 2013 
JK034053, JK034054, JK034055, JK034056, JK034057, JK034058, JK034059, JK034060, JK034061, JK034062, JK034063, JK034064, JK034082, JK034065, JK034066, JK034067, JK034068, JK034069, JK034070, JK034071, JK034072, JK034073, JK034074, JK034075, JK034076, JK034077, JK034078, JK034079, JK034080, JK034081
 

Mallick P and Sikdar SR (24)

The rRNA-ITS sequences of mushroom somatic hybrids and their parents. 2014

KF150306 (Pleurotus florida), KF150314 (pfle 6w), KF150308 (pfle 1p), KF150309 (pfle 1q), KF150311 (pfle 1v), KF150313 (pfle 1s), KF150312 (pfle 6s), KF150315 (pfle 6z), KF150307 (pfle 1o), KF150310 (pfle 1r), KF150305 (Lentinula edodes).

KF150316 (Lentinus squarrosulus), KF150319 (pfls 1q), KF150329 (pfls 1e), KF150328 (pfls 1g), KF150320 (pfls 1p), KF150327 (pfls 1h), KF150322 (pfls 1n), KF150318 (pfls 1s), KF150323 (pfls 1m), KF150324 (pfls 1k), KF150326 (pfls 1i), KF150325 (pfls 1j), KF150321 (pfls 1o).

Mallick P and Sikdar SR (1)

KJ196380: Sequence for SCAR marker development of mushroom hybrid pfle 1rFB. 2014

Bose S and Sikdar SR (1)

KF431829: Rorippa indica HSPRO mRNA, complete cds. 2014

Sarkar P and Sikdar SR (4)

KJ572402: Simarouba glauca SCAR marker SGS1 genomic sequence (2014)

KM077025: Rorippa indica defensin (D) mRNA, complete cds (2014)

KP893333: Rorippa indica defensin precursor, gene (2015)

KU513489: Brassica juncea defensin cds (2016)

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