Bejoysekhar Datta

Bejoysekhar Datta

Bejoysekhar Datta

Bejoysekhar Datta

Department: Department of Botany
Phone Number: 9051232501
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Educational Qualifications:

MSc, PhD, BEd

Awards and Honours (National/International)

Qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) organized jointly by CSIR & UGC and awarded Junior Research Fellowship in Life Sciences under UGC fellowship scheme in the year 2002

Research Area:

Plant-Pathogen Interaction, Plant growth promoting bacteria, Fungal enzymes of industrial importance, Metal tolerance by fungi, Fungicide resistance, Nutraceuticals from Mushrooms

Teaching Experience:

more than 15 years

Administrative Experiences

1. acting as a member of purchase committee of Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Department of Zoology, KU from 2020
2. was a member of central admission committee for a session
3. acted as Assistant Controller of Examination for a session

List of Publications(Peer-Reviewed)

1. Tarafder M, Datta B (2022) Deciphering β-tubulin gene of carbendazim resistant Fusarium solani isolate and its comparison with other Fusarium species; Current genetics SPRINGER (Impact factor 3.886) ( (ISSN 0172-8083)
2. Bera I, Datta B, Das K, Seal T (2021) Effect of solvent extraction system on the antioxidant properties of seven wild edible mushrooms and identification of Phenolic compounds by high-performance liquid chromatography, Pharmacognosy magazine, (Published by Wolters Kluwer Medknow) doi: 10.4103/pm.pm_548_20 (ISSN print 0973-1296, online 0976-4062) (Impact factor 1.525)
3. Tikadar P, Datta B (2021) Impact of various cultural parameters for extracellular pectinase production by some Fusarium oxysporum isolates in surface batch fermentation, Kavaka, 56: 8-12 (ISSN 0379-5179)
4. Ghosal D, Tarafder M, Datta B (2020) Fusarium oxysporum isolates showed varied benzimidazole fungicides sensitivity under low temperature and heavy metal stress; Rhizosphere 15: 100227 ELESVIER (Impact factor 3.129)
5. Dutta N, Majumder A, Das A, Chatterjee A, Tarafder M, Datta B, Bera M. (2020) Synthetic, structural, spectral and DNA binding aspects of copper (II), nickel (II) and zinc (II) dimers of new carboxylate-based tripodal ligand, Journal of Molecular Structure, 10:127708 (Impact factor 2.12)
6. Mondal P, Datta B, Chaudhuri S (2019) A highly heavy metal tolerant Fusarium solani with efficient bioaccumulation potentiality from contaminated soil, Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 7(6) : 579 – 586 (ISSN No. 2320 – 8694)
7. Islam R, Datta B (2019) Expression of in vitro plant growth promoting traits by Fusarium equiseti KUSF0105 under metal stressed condition, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 6(2): 979-986 (E-ISSN 2348 1269)
8. Tarafder M, Islam R, Datta B (2019) Carbendazim sensitivity of Fusarium solani soil isolates, Indian Phytopathology, (ISSN 0367-973X) SPRINGER
9. Roy P, Datta B (2018) Inorganic phosphate solubilization by Pantoea sp. KUP312, isolated from jute rhizosphere, Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, 5(8): 273-279 (ISSN:23495162)
10. Dutta S, Tarafder M, Islam R, Datta B (2018), Characterization of cellulolytic enzymes of Fusarium soil isolates, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 14: 279-285 (ISSN: 18788181)
11. Islam R., Datta B. (2017), Characterization of Fusarium solani KUSF204 as a potential metal tolerant plant growth promoting fungus, International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 7 (4): 151-161 (ISSN: 2321-3272 (Print), ISSN: 22307605 (Online)
12. Paul A., Datta B. (2017), Kinetics study and equilibrium isotherm modeling dependent evaluation of cadmium biosorption efficacy of lyophilized biomasses of Leucobcter sp. KUCd3 and Ralstonia mannitolilytica KUCd7, International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 8(10): 20885-20898 (ISSN: 09763031)
13. Paul A., Datta B. (2017), Characterization of cadmium bioremediation and plant growth promoting activities of Leucobacter sp. KUCd3 isolated from industrial belt of Kalyani, West Bengal, India, European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(9): 552-565 (ISSN: 23498870)*
14. Paul A., Datta B. (2017), In-vitro cadmium bioremediation potentiality of Ralstonia mannitolilytica KUCd7 and its application to remove the metal from sewage water, International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and allied sciences, 6(1): 89-107 (ISSN: 22774998)
15. Paul A., Datta B. (2016), Cadmium-Resistant Ralstonia mannitolilytica Relieved Cadmium Toxicity in Mustard Plant through Root Colonization and Growth Promoting Activity, Research Journal of Microbiology. (ISSN 18164935) DOI: 10.3923/jm.2016 (scopus indexed)
16. Datta B., Islam R. (2016), Siderophore producing Fusarium isolates exhibit in vitro antagonism against plant pathogenic fungi. J. Mycopathol. Res. 54(2): 279-283 (ISSN 09713719)
17. Datta B (2015), Heavy metal tolerance of filamentous fungi isolated from metal- contaminated soil. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science, 17(4): 965-968 (ISSN 0972 3005)
18. Datta B (2015); Bacterial antagonists of plant pathogens. ENVIS Newsletter on Environmental Biotechnology. 26: 13-15 (ISSN 0974 2476)
19. Islam R, Datta B. (2015), Gibberellin producing Fusarium species promote seed germination and seedling growth of Oryza sativa, International Journal of Advanced and Innovative Research Studies (IJAIR), 4(12): 142-146 (ISSN 23945869)
20. Islam R, Datta B. (2015), Diversity of chitinases and their industrial potential, International Journal of Applied Research, 1(4): 55-60 (ISSN 23945869)
21. Islam R, Datta B. (2015), Influence of copper and zinc on siderophore production of Fusarium soil isolates, Journal of Global Biosciences, 4(4) :1990-1995 (ISSN 23201355)
22. Islam R, Datta B. (2015), Fungal diversity and its potential in environmental clean up, International Journal of Research, 2(1): 815-825 (ISSN 2348 6848)
23. Paul A, Datta B. (2015), In-vitro study of plant growth promoting attributes of three cadmium bio-remediating Pseudomonas spp. J. Mycopathol. Res. 53(1): 137-141 (ISSN 0971-3719)
24. Islam R, Datta B. (2015), Characterization of a Fusarium isolate with respect to its pathogenecity and different growth parameters. J. Mycopathol. Res. 53(1): 113-117(ISSN 0971-3719)
25. Islam R, Datta B. (2015), Metal tolerance of Fusarium spp. isolated from an agricultural field of Murshidabad district in West Bengal, India. International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Bio Sciences 4(2): 69-84 (ISSN 2319-8141)
26. Islam R, Datta B. (2015), Indole acetic acid production by Fusarium spp. and their growth promoting effects on gram and cucumber seeds. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies. 2(2): 1-4 (ISSN 2394-4404)
27. Datta B, Chakrabartty P.K. (2014), Siderophore biosynthesis genes of Rhizobium sp. isolated from Cicer arietinum L. 3 Biotech 4(4): 391-401 (ISSN 21905738)
28. Datta B, Chakrabartty P.K. (2013); Characterization of a Tn5-induced siderophore over-producing mutant of Rhizobium nodulating chickpea J. Mycopathol. Res. 51(1): 43-47(ISSN 0971-3719)

Books Published / Book Chapters

1. Datta B (2020), Bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil by metal resistant plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, in Mukherjee S, Biswas JK, Sen Sarkar N, Panigrahi AK (ed.) Vision towards Environmentally Sustainable Future, New Delhi Publishers, 1: 226-242
2. Datta B (2016), Biological control of plant pathogens: Current status and future prospect, in Santra S.C. & Mallick A. (ed.) Recent Biotechnological Applications in India, ENVIS Centre on Environmental Biotechnology, Department of Environmental Science, University of Kalyani, 1: 1-39 (ISBN 9789352549085)

Invited Lecture / Session Chaired

1. National Symposium on “Role of Plant Pathology in Global Environment and Food Security” organized by Indian Phytopathological Society (East Zone) and Department of Plant pathology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal held on March 6-7, 2022 and presented an invited lecture entitled ‘Structural analyses of Fusarium solani β-tubulin protein to design novel tubulin targeted antifungal compound’
2. International Symposium on Nature, Microbes and Society, organized by Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata, held at Science city Auditorium, Kolkata on February 06-08, 2020 and presented a paper entitled ‘Taxonomy of Fusaria: an overview and current perspective.’
3. 3rd- Regional Science and Technology Congress (Southern Region) organized by Bidhannagar College and Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal during December 18-19, 2018 and presented a research paper entitled ‘Different mutations at same codon of beta-tubulin affect carbendazim resistance of Fusarium oxysporum’
4. Two-day International Seminar on ‘Recent trends in science towards sustainable development’ organized by Archarya Prafulla Chandra College, in collaboration with Indian Chemical Society during August 6-7, 2018 and presented a research paper entitled ‘Bio-prospecting of microbial siderophore in agriculture and bioremediation of heavy metals’
5. ISMPP Zonal Meet (East Zone) and National Seminar ‘Impact of Changing Environment on Plants, Microbes and their Interactions’ organized by Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati & Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology during September 13-14, 2017, Chaired a session and presented a research paper entitled ‘Leucobacter sp. KUCd3 (= DSM 29294) is a Plant Growth Promoting and Metal Bioremediating Agent – A New Report’

Membership of Learned Societies

Life member of Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata and Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi

Research Supervision

Name of the scholar Title of the thesis Awarded / ongoing
Abhishek Paul Characterization of cadmium resistant bacterial isolates and evaluation of their bioremediation efficacy Awarded on 28.04.2017
Roushan Islam Study on soil isolates of Fusarium of Murshidabad district, West Bengal Awarded on 29.11.2018
Pravash Mondal Biosorption of heavy metals by some soil fungi Awarded on 11.01.2021
Pritam Roy Isolation and characterization of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms and evaluation of their plant growth promoting efficacy Submitted thesis on 15.11.2021
Mrinmay Tarafder Genetic analysis of beta-tubulin targeted benzimidazole fungicide resistance in some fusarium species and their molecular interaction Submitted thesis on 28.03.2022
Ishika Bera Morpho-taxonomy, molecular phylogeny and nutraceutical properties of the genera Lactarius and Lactifluus (Russulaceae) Presented pre-PhD seminar on 12.04.2022
Pinky Tikader Characterization of pectinolytic enzymes of some Fusarium isolates and evaluation of their efficacy for degradation of agro-wastes of industrial use Ongoing