Specialization: Plant Physiology
Email: kananbala_s [AT] rediffmail.com, kananbalas [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in
i. Ph D in Life Sciences (Plant Physiology), 1998, ii. M Sc. Life Sciences (Plant Physiology), 1992, iii. NET Qualified in the year 1998
Details of Achievements:
Awardee of ‘Dr G.S. Sirohi Award’ for the year 1999 for best paper in the Indian
Journal of Plant Physiology for the year, 1998, conferred by the Indian Society of Plant
Physiology, IARI, New Delhi.
Awardee of ‘Crop Research award’, in Plant Physiology, 2004 conferred by the Gaurav
Society of Agricultural Research Hisar, Haryana
iii. Awardees of Best poster presentation at the National Conf. on Colloids & Emulsions of Natural and synthetic system,1996 held at Tripura University, Feb 2-4, 1996.
State ‘Young Scientist Award’1995, Manipur Science Congress organised by DST ,Govt. of Manipur & Manipur University
Recipient of Honorary Fellow of Hind Agri-horticultural Society (FHAS) Dec, 2010.
Coordinator , Refresher Course in Life Sciences on the topic “Global Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation” at Academic Staff College, Manipur University From 21st January to 11th February, 2013 Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi
Membership of different academic & Professional bodies
Member of the Academic Council, Manipur University from 2014
Member of Board of the Department & School Research and Purchase Committee, Manipur University.
Member of Research Academic Committee (RAC) of Botany Department, Tripura University
External and Internal Examiner for Paper Setting, Answer Script Evaluation, Practical
Examinations, Thesis evaluation and Ph.D. Viva-Voce at Manipur University and
other Institutions .
Member in the committee dealing with P G syllabus updating & revision.
Member in the committee for Updating the syllabus for B.Sc. Botany ( Elective & Honours) Semester Programme,2010
Member in Recruiting Post Graduate students and Doctoral students in Manipur University.
Life member of The Indian Science Congress.
Life member of The Indian Society for Plant Physiology.
Life member of the Indian Botanical Society.
Life member of Asian Journal of Biosciences.
Life member of Gaurav Society of Agricultural Research Inf. centre, Hisar, 2003.
Member of organizing committee of National Symposium on ‘Biodiversity status and conservation strategies with special reference to north-east India’ sponsored under Special Assistance Programme of UGC held in Dept. of Life Sciences, Manipur University, March 17 and 18, 2011.
Member of organizing committee of ‘Field Training on documentation ,rapid assessment and promotion of local health traditions of Manipur’ conducted in Dept. of Life Sciences , Manipur University, from 11th May to 18th May , 2011.
Committee member in the National Seminar on education of Climate change for Biodiversity Conservation held by the Botanical Society of Manipur , Manipur from December 30th to 31th ,2011
Member of organizing committee of the National Seminar on Carbon sequestration in terrestrial & aquatic ecosystem held at Manipur University from 24-25 Feb., 2012 organized by the Dept. of Life Sciences, M.U. under the UGC,SAP programme
Member of organizing committee in the Indian Science Congress on Science for shaping the future of India held at Manipur University from 27-28 August, 2012 organized by the Dept. of Life Sciences, M.U & The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.
Biosynthesis of succulent bamboo shoots of Bambusa balcooa into Phytosterols and its biotransformation into ADD. ACTA Botanica Sinica 2003; 45(1): 114-117
National Journals ( in reputed/indexed/refereed Journals)/ :
Antioxidant activity of two commercial cultivars of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): Local Shing and Nadia found in Manipur. Vegetos2020; 33: 100–105. (Springer) https://doi.org/10.1007/s42535-019-00084-7
Antimicrobial Activity of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) found in Manipur. Int J of Pharm and Biol Sc. 2019; 9 (3): 687-693. https://doi.org/10.21276/ijpbs.2019.9.3.87
Taxiphyllin in Plants: Synthesis, Compartmentalization and bioactivity. The Botanica. 2018; 68:106-116.
Phytosterols Content in Different Bamboo Species of Manipur, India. Int J Curr Microbiol App Sci. 2016;5(7): 943-948. doi: http://dx.doi. org/10 .20546/ ijcmas. 2016.507.106.
Cyanogenic glycosides in Edible Succulent Bamboo Shoots of Manipur, India. Int J Curr Res Aca Rev.2016; 4 (8): 64-72. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546 /ijcrar. .408.006
Preliminary studies on bioactive components of Dendrobium species found in Manipur. Asian J. of Bioscience. 2016; 11(1):182-185. DOI:10.15740/ HAS / AJBS/11.1/182-185
Changes in proline accumulation, amino acid, sugar and chlorophyll content in leaf and culm of Phourel-amubi, a rice cultivar of Manipur in response to flash f lood. Ind J Plant Physiol . 2015 ; 20(1):10–13.(Springer)DOI 10.1007/s40502-014-0124-5.
Influence of Panicle morphology on yield and yield components in directly sown rice varieries. Int. J. of Agri and Food Sc Tech. 2014; 827-832
Effects of Culm height and growth on the Cyanogenic Glycosides content of Thyrsostachys oliveri Gamble . Int J of Curr Res and Academic Rev. 2014;2(6): 105-113.
Phytochemical constituents of Justicia adhatoda Linn. found in Manipur. Indian Journal of Plant Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 3 (2) : 19-21.
Fermentation decreases the antinutritional content in bamboo shoots. Int J of Curr Microbiol and App Sc .2013; 2(11):361-369.
Antioxidant activities, phenols and flavonoids contents of curcuma longa L. and curcuma caesia Roxy. The Bio Scan. 2012; 7(1):91-93.
Bamboo: Its prospects as food and medicine. J of Bamboo and Rattan .2010 9(1&2):65-72.
Cyanogen content in bamboo plants. Asian J of Bio Sciences 2010; 5(2):178-180.
Morphological and biochemical analysis of curcuma caesia Roxy and curcuma longa. Int J of Plant Sc . 2010 5(2):515-518.
Bioactive components in curcuma caesia. The BioScan 2010; 5(1):113-115.
Secondary metabolites of Curcuma species. Int J of App Agril Res. 2010; 5(3): 355-359.
Identification of aromatic rice (Oryza sativa L.) using candidate gene marker. The Bioscan. 2 008; 3(4):519-521.
Effect of salicylic acid on enzymes of nitrogen metabolism during germination of Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper . Env and Eco. 2006; 24(1): 8-9.
Biochemical changes in germinating seeds of Gram (Cicer arietinum) . J of Phy Res. 2005;16(2): 235-238.
Effect of catechol on nitrogen metabolism and flowering of Phaseolus vulgaris J of Phy Res. 2004; 17(2): 171-173
Fermenting micro-organisms: Isolation, Characterization and Bioconversion of bamboo shoot sterols into ADD . Asian J of Microbiol, Biotech & Env Sc 2003;5(3): 373-379
Microbial bioconversion of metabolites from fermented succulent bamboo shoots into phytosterols. Curr Sc. 2003; 84(12):1544-1547.
Transformation of fermented bamboo (Dendrocalamus hamiltonii) shoots into phytosterols by microorganisms. J of food Sc & Tech .(Springer) 2003; 40(6): 622- 625.
Heavy metals content in urban waste of Manipur (India) .Pollution Res.2003; 22(1): 85- 87.
Efficacy of salicylic acid on growth, nitrogen metabolism & flowering of Phaseolus vulgaris. Crop Res. 2003; 26(2): 355-360.
Phytosterols level in the succulent bamboo shoot at different stages of culm growth. Ind J of Hill Farm. 2002; 15(1): 91-93
Biological activities of phytosterols. J of Phy Res . 2002; 15(2): 243- 250
Phytosterols: New dimension in the hormonal steroidal drugs J of Phy Res. 2001; 14(2): 157-160.
Isolation of Stigmasterol from fermented succulent bamboo shoots & its ……. ADD using Arthrobacter globiformis . Ind J Plant Physiol (Springer). 1998; 3(4): 249 -252.
Bambusa balcooa Roxb. A new source for phytosterols . J of Ind Botanical Soc. 1998; 77:185 -187
Enrichment of levels of phytosterol in fermenting samples of succulent shoots of Dendrocalamus sp. grown in Manipur. Nat Academy Sc letters (Springer) 1997; 20(5&6): 64 – 67.
Enrichment in the level of total phytosterols during fermentation succulent bamboo shoots of Bambusa species grown in Manipur. Vegetos (Springer). 1994; 7: 7 – 12.
Bamboo (Resources as raw material) for isolation of phytosterols and their bioconversion into ADD. Environment and Agriculture published by Ecological Society (ECOS), Nepal (ISBN: 99933-327-1-2.) 2001; page 266-271.
Evaluation of phytosterols from juvenile shoots of an edible bamboo Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Arn. Ex Munro Proceeding of the 11th World Bamboo Congress, Mexico. 2018.
Bamboo shoots: a potential source of nutraceuticals In: Trends in Frontal Areas of Plant Science Research. Eds. Sinha S and Sinha R K. Narosa publishing house, New Delhi,( ISBN 978-81:8487-605-5 ) 2018; page 69-84.
Commercial and ethnobotanical importance of Arundo donax L. In A. Gupta (Ed) Indigenous knowledge and plant utilization. Aavishkar Publisher, Jaipur. (ISBN: 978-81-7910-513-9). 2016; page 191-200.
Medicinal potential and some of the biochemical analysis of justicia adhathoda Linn. of Manipur. In A. Gupta (Ed) Indigenous knowledge and plant utilization. Aavishkar Publisher ,Jaipur. 978-81-7910-513-9). 2016; page 152-160.
Studies on the mode of use of certain medicinal for the management of diabetics. In A. Gupta (Ed) Indigenous knowledge and plant utilization. Aavishkar Publisher, Jaipur. 978-81-7910-513-9). 2016; page 513-9.
Effect of vermicompost and boron on vitamin C,lycopene and sugar content of tomata (lycopersican esculentum C.V.Pusa,ruby) in acid soils of Manipur Valley. Ecorestora- tion and Biodiversity Conservation .Edited by Mishra GP and Asha Gupta, published by Aavishkar Publishers, Jaipur (ISBN 978-81-7910-418-7). 2013,Page. 257-272.
Effect of traditional processing on cyanogenic glycosides content and some
antinutritional factors of fermented foods of Manipur. Traditional Foods- Recent
trends and Future perspectives Editor: Dr H. Pratap Kumar Shetty, published by
Puducherry Co-operative Book Society, Puducherry (ISBN:81-87299-56- 8).2012; page23-33.
Antioxidant, total phenols and flavonoids contents of bamboo shoots. Research in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Eds: Choudhury MD, Sharma, GD, Talukdar, AD,S choudhury (ISBN 978-93-81084-95-3) 2012; page 148- 153
Participation in National Seminar:
i). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Cyanogenic glycosides in Bamboo plants grown in Manipur, India’ in the VIII World Bamboo Congress held at Bangkok,Thailand from September 16th to 18th ,2009 organised by World Bamboo Organisation
ii) Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Bamboo (Resources as raw material) for isolation of phytosterols and their bioconversion into ADD’ in the International Conference on Environment and Agriculture (INCEA) from November 1-3, 1998 organised by Ecological society (ECOS) Nepal
i). Chaired the Plant Science technical session In. Indian Science Congress held at
Manipur University from March 16-20, 2018, organized by the Indian Science Congress
Association and Manipur University
ii). Chaired a technical session in the ‘International Conference on Natural Resources
Management and Technology trends(ICNMR-17) at Manipur University from March
iii). Co- chaired the Poster session In. Indian Science Congress held at Manipur University
from March 16-20, 2018, organized by the Indian Science Congress
Association and Manipur University
iv) Participated as Session Judge for Best Paper Award in the Technical Session Women
and science in The Indian Science Congress –Imphal chapter ‘Science and Technology
for Human Development ‘ held in Manipur University on January 22, 2015.
v). Participated as an invited Speaker for a Lead Lecture entitled ‘ Bamboo as Nutraceuticals’ in the National Seminar on “Recent Trend in Plant Science Research” held in Tripura University , Tripura from 15-16 March, 2016.
vi). Participated in the ‘National Seminar on Advances in life Sciences’ held in Manipur University from March 23-24,2015.
vii ). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Bamboo shoots as nutritive source of
food’ in the International symposium on Food Security Dilemma held at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya,West Bengal from December 7-9,2012 organised by Bidhan Chandra Vishwavidyalaya, West Bengal.
viii ). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Effect of processing on nutritional & toxicological components of bamboo shoots’ in the International Conference on Plant Science in Post Genomic Era(ICPSPGE-2011), held at Sambalpur University , Sambalpur from February 17th to 19th,2011 organised by Sambalpur University , Sambalpur and The Society for Plant physiology and biochemistry(SPPB)
ix ). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Effect of traditional processing on cyanogenic content and some anti nutritional factors of fermented foods of Manipur’ in the International Conference on traditional foods held at Pondicherry University, Puducherry from February Dec.1st to 3rd Dec 2010 organised by Pondicherry University & association of Food scientists and Technologist (India)
x ). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Nutritional values of succulent bamboo shoots’ in the 100 th Indian Science Congress held at Calcutta University, kolkata from January 3-7,2013 organised by The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
xii ). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Curcuminoid and essential oil components of Curcuma species found in Manipur’ in the National Symposium on recent trends in chemical sciences(NSRTCS-2013) held at Dept. of chemistry Manipur University from March 22-23,2013 organised by Dept. of chemistry, Manipur University
xiii ). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Role of microbes in fermentation of bamboo shoot slices ’ in the National symposium on ‘Aerobiology for sustainable management of plant ,animals & human health’ held at the Dept. of Life Sciences, Manipur University from March25-26,2013 organised by Dept. of Life Sciences, Manipur University under the UGC, New Delhi SAP-CAS Programme.
xiv). Participated as resource person on the ‘Traditional techniques of bamboo shoots preservation in Manipur’ held at Tripura University , DBT sponsored National Seminar Cum workshop on Bamboo Cultivation and resource Utilization’ from March 2nd -6th,2012 organised by Tripura University.
xv) Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Curcuminoids and anti-oxidative components in curcuma longa and curcuma caesia grown in Manipur ’ in National Seminar on Sustainable crop productivity through physiology intervention. held at the Held at Mumbai 24th to 26th November 2011,organised by Dept. of life Science, Ramnarian Ruia college & Indian Society for Plant Physiology.
xvi). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Soyabean a potent source of phytosterols ’ in National Conference of Plant Physiology at BHU, Varanasi from Nov. 25th to Nov.27th ,2010 ,organised by Indian Plant Physiology Society & BHU.
xvii). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Response of nitrate reductase activity and glutamine synthetase in Phaseolus vulgaris to salicylic acid’ in National Conference on Thermodynamics of chemical and biological system at Dept. of Chemistry,M.U. from Nov.18th to 19th Nov.,2010,organised by Dept. of Chemistry,MU in collaboration with Indian Thermodynamics society.
xviii). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Cyanogenic glycosides in fermented bamboo shoot slices’ in National Conference on frontiers in Plant Physiology towards sustainable agriculture held at Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat from November 5 – 7, 2009,organised by Indian society for plant physiology, New Delhi &AAU, Jorhat
xix). Participated as an invited Speaker on the topic ‘Bioconversion of β-Sitosterols from Bambusa balcooa Roxb. Into ADD using Arthrobacter globiformis’ in Twentieth all India Botanical Conference held at Mysore University, Mysore from Dec. 29 -31, 1997 ,organised by Indian Botanical society & University of Mysore.
Research Projects Undertaken :
i). Completed: 2 (1UGC+1DBT –NER twinning);
i). “Toxicological analysis of cyanogen content for safe evaluation of bamboo shoots grown in Manipur”. Sanctioned by UGC, New Delhi Major research Project,2012 for 3 yrs, Total Amount Rs 8,93,300/-
ii). “Bamboo shoot as a Functional Food and Nutraceutical : Extraction of bioactive compounds from juvenile bamboo shoots for commercial exploitation and socio-economic development of the region”. Sanctioned by DBT New Delhi, Under DBT NER-Twinning Programme,2014 for 3 yrs, Total Amount Rs. 27,53,000/-
Number of Research Scholars Supervised:
i. Ph D Degree awarded : 5 (Five)
ii. Ph D scholars presently working : 8 ( Eight)