Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Manipal

  • Near Planetarium Complex, School of Life Sciences, Manipal University,

    576104 Manipal


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The emphasis of the department is to engage in contemporary and translational research related to plant biology and their application in agriculture, environment, secondary metabolites and eco-toxicology. The on-going programs are in alignment with the mission of discovery, translation and training.  Several medicinal plants, including orchids are being extensively studied to characterize the active ingredients and their identification by molecular Barcoding. Improving nutritional content, enhancing germination capabilities and overcoming pest resistance are some of the ongoing programs.

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Gossypium Medicine & Life Sciences
Solanum melongena Medicine & Life Sciences
Bony Callus Medicine & Life Sciences
Regeneration Medicine & Life Sciences
Seeds Medicine & Life Sciences
Growth Medicine & Life Sciences
Neon Medicine & Life Sciences
Phyllanthus Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 1999 2018

  • 97 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 37 Article
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Chapter

Quantitative Analysis of Phyllanthus Species for Bioactive Molecules Using High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography and Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry

Muthusamy, A., Sanjay, E. R., Nagendra Prasad, H. N., Radhakrishna Rao, M., Manjunath Joshi, B., Padmalatha Rai, S. & Satyamoorthy, K., 01-09-2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences India Section B - Biological Sciences. 88, 3, p. 1043-1054 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phyllanthus urinaria
Phyllanthus amarus
quantitative analysis
ellagic acid

Biotechnological Interventions in Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) for the Improvement of Fruit Quality and Postharvest Storage

Muthusamy, A., Swathy, P. S. & Kiran, K. R., 01-01-2017, The Lychee Biotechnology. Springer Science+Business Media Singapore Private Limited, p. 101-136 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Genetic engineering

Dendrobium protoplast co-culture promotes phytochemical assemblage in vitro

Thomas, A., Pujari, I., Shetty, V., Joshi, M. B., Rai, P. S., Satyamoorthy, K. & Babu, V. S., 01-07-2017, In : Protoplasma. 254, 4, p. 1517-1528 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coculture Techniques