School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

Profile of Faculty

Amarendra Narayan Misra


Department of Life Sciences,
Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

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Educational Qualification  

M.Sc., M.Tech., PhD

Awards/ recognition   Dr. G. Mishra Memorial Award (2019) by Orissa Botanical Society for outstanding research in the field of Plant Physiology
Area of Interest   Plant Biology (Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physiology, Stress adaptation of tropical crop plants, Signal transduction, Photosynthesis, Luminescence signals in plants).
Courses Taught   Molecular Plant Physiology, Biosystematics
Brief introduction  

Served as University Professor for more than 19 years, taught PG students in Indian Universities for 39 years and research experience of 44 years.

Administrative responsibilities (with active period)  
  1. Served as Head (Center for Life Sciences),
  2. Dean (Academics),
  3. Dean (Natural Sciences),
  4. Vice-Chancellor (Acting) at CUJ since May 2011.
  5. Also served as Vice Chancellor, Khallikote University,Odisha (2017-2020)
  1. Collaborated with Academy of Sciences in Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria.
  2. Hosted African Researchers.
  3. As a Fulbright Scholar interacted with top administrators of more than 15 US Universities and Institutes.
  4. Signed MOUs with European Universities and Taiwan Universities as Vice Chancellor
Articles Published/ Accepted  

Project (Completed)

  1. DBT Builder project (2015-2020) as PI.
  2. DST-NAS Ukrain International Co-op in S&T (2012-2014) – collaborative research project.
  3. INSA-CAS Exchange fellowship (2012-2014) collaborative research project.
  4. DST-FICCI CVRaman fellowship for African Researchers (2012-2014) -  Hosted 3 researchers as supervisor/ mentor.
  5. Supervised 6 Ph.D. students (funded by DST-INSPIRE, MN)

Patent : Nil

Research publications

Articles in Journals (Published/ Accepted)

  1. Apostolova E, Dobrikova AG, Rashkov GD, Dankov KG, Vladkova RS, Misra AN (2011) Prolonged sensitivity of immobilized thylakoid membranes in cross-linked matrix to atrazine. Sensors and Actuators B 156: 140–146
  2. Vladkova R, Dobrikova AG, Singh R, Misra AN and Apostolova E (2011) Photoelectron transport ability of chloroplast thylakoid membranes treated with NO donor SNP: Changes in flash oxygen evolution and chlorophyll fluorescence. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry 24: 84-90.
  3. Misra AN, Misra M and Singh R (2011) Nitric oxide ameliorates stress responses in plants. Plant Soil Env. 57 (3): 95-100.
  4. Misra AN, D Latowski and K Strzalka (2011) Violaxanthin de-epoxidation in aging cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.) leaves play as a sensor for photosynthetic excitation pressure. J. Life-Sciences. 5: 182-191.
  5. Barh D, Tiwari S, Jain N, Ali A, Santos AR, Misra AN, Azevedo V and Kumar A (2011) In silico subtractive genomics for target identification in human bacterial pathogens. Drug Development Research 72: 1-16. [ DOI: 10.1002/ddr.20413].
  6. Rashkov G D, Dobrikova AG, Pouneva ID, Misra AN and Apostolova E (2012) Sensitivity of Chlorella vulgaris to herbicides. Possibility of using it as a biological receptor in biosensors. Sensors and Actctuators B 161: 151-155.
  7. Hollmann A, Saviello M, Delfederico L, Saraiva TDL, Barh D, Jain N, Tiwari S, Chandra S, Gupta K, Zambare V, Kumar A, Christopher L, Misra AN, Kumavath RN, Azevedo V, Semorile L, Miyoshi A (2012) Tight controlled expression and secretion of Lactobacillus brevis SlpA in Lactococcus lactis. Biotechnol. Lett. DOI 10.1007/s10529-012-0887-6.
  8. Barh D, Barve N, Gupta K, Chandra S, Jain N, Tiwari S, Leon-Sicairos N, Canizalez-Roman A, dos Santos AR, Hassan SS, Carneiro AR, de Castro Soares S, de Paula Castro TL, Miyoshi A, Silva A, Kumar A, Misra AN, Blum K, Braverman ER and Azevedo V (2013) Exoproteome and secretome derived broad spectrum novel drug and vaccine candidates in Vibrio cholerae targeted by piper betel derived compounds. PLoS ONE 8(1): e52773.
  9. Barh D, Gupta K, Jain N, Khatri G, León-Sicairos N, Canizalez-Roman A, Tiwari S, Verma A, Rahangdale S, Hassan SS, Bakhtiar M, Kumavath R, Ghosh P, Miyoshi A, Silva A, Kumar A, Misra AN, Blum K, Baumbach J, Azevedo V (2013) Conserved host-pathogen PPIs: Globally conserved inter-species bacterial PPIs based conserved host-pathogen interactome derived novel target in C. pseudotuberculosis, C. diphtheriae, M. tuberculosis, C. ulcerans, Y. pestis, and E. coli targeted by Piper betel compounds. Integrative Biology 5: 495-509.
  10. Kalaji H M, Schansker G, Ladle R J, Goltsev V, Bosa K, Allakhverdiev S I, Brestic M,
    Bussotti F, Calatayud A, Dąbrowski P, Elsheery N I, Ferroni L, Guidi L, Hogewoning S W, Jajoo A, Misra AN, Nebauer S G, Pancaldi S, Penella C, Poli D B, Pollastrini M,
    Romanowska-Duda Z B, Rutkowska B, Serôdio J, Suresh K, Szulc W, Tambussi E,
    Yanniccari M and Zivcak M (2014) Frequently asked questions about in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence: practical issues. Photosynth Res. 122: 121-158. DOI 10.1007/s11120-014-0024-6.
  11. Dankov K, Rashkov G, Misra AN and Apostolova E L (2014) Temperature sensitivity of photosystem II in isolated thylakoid membranes from fluridone treated pea leaves. Turkish J. Botany. DOI: 10.3906/bot-1407-46.
  12. Apostolova E L, Rashkov G, Misra AN, Pouneva I and Dankov K (2014) Effect of UV-B radiation on photosystem II functions in Antarctic and mesophilic strains of a green alga Chlorella vulgaris and a cyanobacterium Synechocystis salina. Ind J Plant Physiol. DOI 10.1007/s40502-014-0084-9.
  13. Misra AN, Vladkova R, Singh R, Misra M, Dobrikova AG and Apostolova E L (2014) Action and target sites of nitric oxide in chloroplasts. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry 39: 35–45.
  14. Mohamed AA, Ali SI, El-Hallouti SM, El-Baz SK and Misra AN (2014) GC/MS profiling, in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Bidens pilosa. Int. J. Indigenous Medicinal Plants 47(2): 1652-1659.
  15. Anjum NA, Sharma P, Gill SS, Hasanuzzaman M, Khan EA, Kachhap K, Mohamed AA Thangavel P, Devi GD, Vasudhevan P, Sofo A, Khan NA, Misra AN, Lukatkin AS, Singh HP, Pereira E and Tuteja N (2016). Catalase and ascorbate peroxidase—representative H2O2-detoxifying heme enzymes in plants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(19), 19002-19029.
  16. Kalaji HM, Schansker G, Brestic M, Bussotti F, Calatayud A, Ferroni L, Goltsev V, Guidi L, Jajoo A, Li P, Losciale P, Mishra VK, Misra AN, Nebauer SG, Pancaldi S,  Penella C, PollastriniM, Suresh K, Tambussi E, Yanniccari M, Zivcak M, Cetner MD, Samborska IA, Stirbet A, Olsovska K, Kunderlikova K, Shelonzek H, Rusinowski S, Baba W (2016) Frequently asked questions about chlorophyll fluorescence, the sequel. Photosynth Res 132(1): 13-66. DOI 10.1007/s11120-016-0318-y
  17. Singh S, Singh R, Jha AB, Misra AN and Sharma P (2016) Amorphophallus paeoniifolius corm: A potential source of peroxidase for wide applications. Int. J. Food Properties 20: 2658-2664. DOI: 10.1080/10942912.2016.1247363
  18. Khan EA, Misra M, Sharma M and Misra AN (2017) Effects of exogenous nitric oxide on  rotein, proline, MDA contents and antioxidative system in pea seedling (Pisum sativum L.). Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 10 (9): ISSN (PRINT) : 0974-3618 ISSN (ONLINE):0974-360X, 10467
  19. Kachhap K, Sharma P, Misra M and Misra AN (2018) Effect of different concentrations of 2,4-D in nutrient medium on growth and total phenolic, Flavonoid and Tannin content of callus obtained from O. sanctum leaf explants/ International Journal of recent scientific research. 9(1(D)):23103-23105.
  20. Kachhap K, Sharma P, Misra M and Misra AN (2018) Modulation of callus Modulation of callus induction and growth by 2, 4-D from explants of Ocimum sanctum (L). J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, SP volume (1) : 2091-2092. ISSN Print: 2349-8234, ISSN Online: 2278-4136, 45051.
  21. Parida B, Mishra B and Misra AN (2018) Visual gene network analysis of aging-specific gene co-expression in human indicates overlaps with immuno-pathological regulations. 4open
  22. Bernat G, Steinbach G, Kaňa R, Govindjee, Misra AN and Prašil O (2018) On the origin of the slow M–T chlorophyll a fluorescence declinein cyanobacteria: interplay of short term light-responses. Photosynth. Res. DOI 10.1007/s11120-017-0458-8.
  23. Mohamed AA, Khan EA and Misra AN (2019) Mitigation effect of exogenous nitric oxide (NO) on some metabolic compounds of maize seedling grown under salt stress. J. Physics: Conference Series, 1294 (5) 052008.
  24. Singh R, Jha AB, Misra AN and Shaarma P (2019) Differential responses of growth, photosynthesis, oxidative stress, metals accumulation and NRAMP genes in contrasting Ricinus communis genotypes under arsenic stress. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26, 31166–31177.
  25. Singh R, Jha AB, Misra AN and Shaarma P (2020) Entrapment of enzyme in the presence of proline: effective approach to enhance activity and stability of horseradish peroxidase. 3Biotech 10 (4), 1-8
  26. Moustafa-Farag M, Mohamed H I, Mahmoud A, Elkelish A, Misra AN, Guy K M, Kamran M, Ai S, Zhang M (2020) Salicylic acid stimulates antioxidant defense and osmolyte metabolism to alleviate oxidative stress in watermelons under excess Boron. Plants 9 (6) 724. doi:10.3390/plants9060724.
  27. Singh R, Jha AB, Misra AN and Shaarma P (2021) Differential responses of thiol
    metabolism and genes involved in arsenic detoxification in tolerant and sensitive
    genotypes of bioenergy crop Ricinus communis. Protoplasma, 1-11
  28. Singh R, Jha AB, Misra AN and Sharma P (2021) Effect of arsenate toxicity on
    antioxidant enzymes and expression of nicotianamine synthase in contrasting genotypes of bioenergy crop Ricinus communis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research,
  29. Singh, R., Misra, A.N. & Sharma, P. (2021) Safe, efficient, and economically beneficial remediation of arsenic-contaminated soil: possible strategies for increasing arsenic tolerance and accumulation in non-edible economically important native plants. Environ Sci Pollut Res.

Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted)

  1. Misra AN [Editor](2012) Biophysics. 2012. ISBN: 9535103769. InTech Open Publ.
  2. Sharma HP, Dogra JVV and. Misra AN [Editors] (2012) Plant Tissue Culture: Totipotency to Transgenic. ISBN: 8177544675. AgroBios Publ., Jodhpur. HP

Book Chapters

  1. 1. Misra M and Misra AN (2012) Sterilization techniques in plant tissue culture. In Plant Tissue Culture. (Eds. HPSharma, JVVDogra & AN Misra). ISBN: 978-81-7754-467-1.Chapter 3: pp 31-42; Agrobios (India).
  2.  Misra AN, Misra M and. Singh R (2012) Chlorophyll fluorescence in plant biology.Biophysics. (Ed. AN Misra) ISBN 979-953-307-290-5 . Chapter 7, pp. 171-192. Intech Open.
  3. Misra AN, Misra M and. Singh R (2012) Thermoluminescence in chloroplast thylakoid. Biophysics. (Ed. AN Misra). ISBN 979-953-307-290-5.Chapter 6, pp. 155-170. I ntech Open.
  4. 2. Misra M, Misra AN and. Singh R (2012) Nitric oxide signaling during senescence and programmed cell death in leaves. Chemical Biology (Ed. D Ekinci). ISBN 979-953-307- 784-9. Chapter 9, pp. 159-186. Intech Open.
  5.  Joshi P, Misra AN, Nayak L and Biswal B (2013) Response of mature, developing and senescing chloroplast to environmental stress. In: Plastid Development in Leaves during Growth and Senescence. (Eds. B Biswal, K Krupinska & UC Biswal), Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration (Series Eds. Govindjee & TD Sharkey). Vol. 36, Chapter 28, pp. 641-668. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-5724-0-28.Springer: Dordrecht. SBN: 978-94-007-5723-3 (Print) 978-94-007-5724-0 (Online).
  6.  Apostolova EL and Misra AN (2014) Alterations in structural organization affect the functional ability of photosynthetic apparatus. (Ed. M Pessarakli) Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology. Expanded 3rd Edition. Ch. 3. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Pp. 103-120.
  7. Misra AN, Singh R, Misra M, Vladkova RS, Dobrikova AG and Apostolova A (2017) Nitric Oxide Mediated Effects on Chloroplasts. In: E-book: Photosynthesis: Structures, Mechanisms, and Applications. (Eds. HJM. Hou, MM Najafpour, GF Moore, SI Allakhverdiev). Chapter 14. Pp. 305-320. Springer Int. Publ., ISBN: 978-3-319-48873-8. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48873-8.
  8. Jha, A. B., Misra, A. N., & Sharma, P. (2017). Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soil Using Bioenergy Crops. In: Phytoremediation Potential of Bioenergy Plants. (Eds. K Bauddh, B Singh, J Korstad). Pp. 63-96. Springer Singapore. Print ISBN 978-981-10-3083-3, Online ISBN 978-981-10-3084-0
  9. Misra AN (2018a) Chlorophyll fluorescence: A practical approach to studyecophysiology of green plants. A. M. Sánchez-Moreiras, M. J. Reigosa (eds.), Advances in Plant Ecophysiology Techniques, Chapter 5, pp. 77-97. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.
  10. Misra AN (2018b) Thermoluminescence: A tool to study ecophysiology of green plants. In: Advances in Plant Ecophysiology Techniques, A. M. Sánchez-Moreiras, M. J. Reigosa (eds.), Chapter 6, pp. 99-108. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.
  11.  Sharma P, Srivastava V, Gautam AK, Rupashree A, Singh R, Abhijita S, Kumar S, Jha AB and Misra AN (2018) Mechanisms of metalloid uptake, transport, toxicity and tolerance in plants. In: Emerging Trends in Plant Physiology for sustainable crop production. (Eds. A Zafar, AK Tiwari, P Kumar). Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, USA./CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Hard ISBN: 9781771886369 E-Book ISBN: 9781315101224.
  12.  Singh R, Jha AB, Mishra AN and Sharma P (2019) Adaptation mechanism in plants under heavy metal stress conditions during phytoremediation. In: Phyto-management of polluted sites. K. Bauddh, V.C. Pandey (eds.). Chapter 13, pp. 329-360. Elsevier. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-813912-7.00013-2
  13. Stefanov M, Biswal AK, Misra M, Misra AN, and Apostolova EL (2019) Responses of photosynthetic apparatus to salt stress: structure, function, and protection. In: Handbook of plant and crop stress, M. Pessarakli (ed.). 4th Edition. CRC Presss, Chapter13. pp. 233-250. Boca Raton, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 9780815390824.
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation   Participated in more than 25 conferences/ workshops etc since 2011
Updated as on   15 Jan. 2021