Dr. Keshav Kant Sahu
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Dr. Keshav Kant Sahu

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biosciences from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India

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Dr. Keshav Kant Sahu is currently working as an Associate Professor at school of studies in Biotechnology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University. He started his professional career as a Junior Research Fellow in 1995, then become Research Assistant, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. He completed his PhD in Biosciences in 2000. He has supervised 18 students for their research work and has 17 publications. Moreover, he has attended 3 conferences, 2 papers presented in Symposia proceedings and 46 abstracts published in national and international conferences. He has written 3 books, one book chapter and edited 4 other books. His major research interests are in age induced metabolic disorders in seeds/seedlings, post harvest handling and storage of seeds, heavy metal imposed injuries in seeds/seedlings. Now, Dr. Keshav Kant Sahu are looking forward to the commercialization of medicinal plants including Chlorophytum borivilanium for the extraction of active ingredients.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Physiology
Plant Biochemistry
Plant Biotechnology
Plant Biology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Yadu, S., T.L. Dewangan, V. Chandrakar and S. Keshavkant, 2017. Imperative roles of salicylic acid and nitric oxide in improving salinity tolerance in Pisum sativum L. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants, 23: 43-58.
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  2. Yadu, B., V. Chandrakar, R.K. Meena and S. Keshavkant, 2017. Glycinebetaine reduces oxidative injury and enhances fluoride stress tolerance via improving antioxidant enzymes, proline and genomic template stability in Cajanus cajan L. S. Afr. J. Bot., 111: 68-75.
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  3. Kulbhaje, S., N. Shweta and S. Keshavkant, 2017. Metalloid and insecticides-induced modifications in the key soil enzymes regulating biogeochemical cycling. J. Applied Environ. Biol. Sci., 7: 52-61.
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  4. Chandrakar, V., S. Parkhey, A. Dubey and S. Keshavkant, 2017. Modulation in arsenic-induced lipid catabolism in Glycine max using proline, 24-epibrassinolide and diphenylene iodonium. Biologia, 72: 292-299.
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  5. Chandrakar, V., B. Yadu, R.K. Meena, A. Dubey and S. Keshavkant, 2017. Arsenic-induced genotoxic responses and their amelioration by diphenylene iodonium, 24-epibrassinolide and proline in Glycine max L. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 112: 74-86.
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  6. Yadu, B., V. Chandrakar and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Responses of plants towards fluoride: an overview of oxidative stress and defense mechanisms. Fluoride, 49: 293-302.
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  7. Yadu, B. and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Fluoride-induced abnormalities and its modulation in Cajanus cajan L. Deccan Curr. Sci., 15: 99-105.
  8. Xalxo, R. and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Simulated acid rain enforced ramifications in Trigonellafoenum graecum seedlings. Deccan Curr. Sci., 15: 106-112.
  9. Shweta, N., S. Kulbhaje and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Toxicity of single and joint application of metalloid and insecticides on soil dehydrogenase enzyme. Deccan Curr. Sci., 15: 113-121.
  10. Rughani, G., J. Chandra, V. Chandrakar and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Production and in situ localization of ROS in Pennisetum typhoideum indulged with heavy metal stress. CSVTU Int. J. Biotechnol. Bioinf. Biomed., .
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  11. Chauhan, R., S. Keshavkant, S.K. Jadhav and A. Quraishi, 2016. In vitro slow growth storage of Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant et Fernand: a critically endangered herb. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Plant, 52: 315-321.
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  12. Chauhan, R., A. Quraishi, S.K. Jadhav and S. Keshavkant, 2016. A comprehensive review on pharmacological properties and biotechnological aspects of genus Chlorophytum. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, Vol. 38. 10.1007/s11738-016-2132-8.
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  13. Chandrakar, V., S.C. Naithani and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Arsenic-induced metabolic disturbances and their mitigation mechanisms in crop plants: A review. Biol., 71: 367-377.
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  14. Chandrakar, V., A. Dubey and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Modulation of antioxidant enzymes by salicylic acid in arsenic exposed Glycine max L. J. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 16: 662-676.
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  15. Chandra, J. and S. Keshavkant, 2016. Physiological and biochemical changes during seed development and maturation in Madhuca latifolia Roxb. Bangladesh J. Bot., 45: 335-343.
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  16. Rughani, G., J. Chandra, V. Chandrakar and S. Keshavkant, 2015. Lipid peroxidation and in-situ localization of ROS in assorted seeds exposed to salinity and artificial ageing. Appl. Sci. Rep., 12: 123-127.
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  17. Parkhey, S., V. Chandrakar, S.C. Naithani and S. Keshavkant, 2015. Efficient extraction of proteins from recalcitrant plant tissue for subsequent analysis by two- dimensional gel electrophoresis. J. Sep. Sci., 38: 3622-3628.
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  18. Chandra, J., M. Tandon and S. Keshavkant, 2015. Increased rate of drying reduces metabolic inequity and critical water content in radicles of Cicer arietinum L. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants, 21: 215-223.
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  19. Suruchi Parkhey, Mamta Tandan, S. Keshavkant 2014. Salicylic Acid and Acquisition of Desiccation Tolerance in Pisum sativum Seeds Biotechnology, 13: 217-225.
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  20. Parkhey, S., S.C. Naithani and S. Keshavkant, 2014. Protein metabolism during natural ageing in desiccating recalcitrant seeds of Shorea robusta. Acta Physiologae Plantarum, 36: 1649-1659.
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  21. Keshavkant, S., B. Sahu and S. Parkhey, 2013. Artificial Ageing Induced Metabolic Changes in Cicer arietinum Seeds: ROS catabolism, lipid peroxidation, protein carbonylation, nucleic acid integrity and antioxidants. Lambert Academic, Germany, Pages: 116..
  22. Parkhey, S., S.C. Naithani and S. Keshavkant, 2012. ROS production and lipid catabolism in desiccating Shorea robusta seeds during aging. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 57: 261-267.
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  23. Keshavkant, S., J. Padhan, S. Parkhey and S.C. Naithani, 2012. Physiological and antioxidant responses of germinating Cicer arietinum seeds to salt stress. Russian J. Plant Physiol., 59: 206-211.
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  24. Keshavkant, S., T. Sukhdev and S.C. Naithani, 2010. Antioxidants of Healing Herbs: Withania and Rauwolfia: antioxidant capacity, phenols and flavonoids. Lambert Academic, Germany, Pages: 64..
  25. Keshavkant, S., D. Biswas and S.C. Naithani, 2010. Aluminium Stress on Germinating Seeds of Cicer arietinum: alterations in growth, ROS catabolism and lipid-protein oxidation. Lambert Academic, Germany, Pages: 96..
  26. Keshavkant, S. and S.C. Naithani, 2010. Chilling induced superoxide production, lipid peroxidation and leakage loss in Shorea robusta seedlings. Indian J. Plant Physiol., 15: 191-196.
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  27. Sharma, S., R. Naithani, B. Varghese, S. Keshavkant and S.C. Naithani, 2008. Effect of hot water treatment on seed germination of some fast growing tropical tree species. J. Trop. For., 24: 49-52.
  28. Sharma, P.K. and S. Keshavkant, 2008. Farm production of Trichoderma harzianum T-64 using different organic materials from Hilly Zones of Chhattisgarh. Adv. Plant Sci., 21: 39-41.
  29. Sharma, P.K. and S. Keshavkant, 2008. Comparative study of antagonistic activity of Trichoderma species against Rhizoctonia solanii. Int. J. Plant Sci., 3: 163-165.
  30. Keshavkant, S., T. Sukhdev, Ch. Srinivasarao and S.C. Naithani, 2008. Antioxidant activities, phenols and flavonoid contents of Withania somnifera and Rauwolfia serpentina . Indian J. Plant Physiol., 13: 394-399.
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  31. Sharma, P.K., M. Kukreja, S. Keshavkant and R. Gothalwal, 2007. Taxoethanobotanical values of some plants of Chhattisgarh. Adv. Biol. Sci., 6: 37-38.
  32. Keshavkant, S. and S.C. Naithani, 2007. Changes in sugar metabolism in response to chilling in Int. J. Plant Sci., 2: 161-168.
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  33. Naithani, R., B. Varghese, K.S. Keshav, M.E. Dulloo and S. Naithanp, 2006. Post harvest storage physiology of Gmeuna arborea roxb. seeds. Indian j. Plant Physiol., 11: 20-27.
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  34. Keshavkant, S. and S.C. Naithani, 2005. Low temperature induced alteration in growth pattern and J. Tree sci., 24: 69-78.
  35. Naithani, S.C., N. Ranjana, B. Varghese, J.K. Godheja and K.K. Sahu, 2004. Conservation of Four Tropical Forest Tree Seeds from India. In: Comparative Storage Biology of Tropical Tree Seeds, Sacande, M., D. Joker, M.E. Dulloo and K.A. Thomsen (Eds.). IPGRI, Rome Italy, pp: 174-191.
  36. Keshavkant, S. and S.C. Naithani, 2001. Chilling-induced oxidative stress in young sal (Shorea robusta) seedlings. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 23: 457-466.
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  37. Keshavkant, S. and S.C. Naithani, 2000. Low temperature stress induced changes in the phenolic contents and its regulatory enzymes in sal seedlings. Indian J. Plant Physiol., 12: 146-152.
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  38. Chaitanya, K.S.K., S. Keshavkant and S.C. Naithani, 2000. Changes in total protein and protease in dehydrating recalcitrant sal (Shorea robusta) seeds. Silva Fennica, 34: 71-77.