Publications

List of scientific publications.

  1. Leena Thorat, Emmanuel Joseph, Anuya Nisal, Ekta Shukla, Ameeta Ravikumar and Nath B B (2020) Structural and physical analysis of underwater silk from housing nest composites of a tropical chironomid midge. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES 163: 934-942.
  2. Sivan Laviad-Shitrit, Leena Thorat, Nath B B and Malka Halpern. (2020). Identification of chironomid species as natural reservoirs of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae strains with pandemic potential
    PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES 14 (12): e0008959.
  3. Bomble Pratibha and Nath B B (2019) Comparative susceptibility of Chironomus and Drosophila to exposure to each and combinations of the following stressors:
    desiccation, heat stress and starvation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 9: 41-46.
  4. Gaikwad R, Gaikwad S, Shouche Y and Nath B B (2019) Phylogenetic variation found in Indian honey bee species Apis cerana of North Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. INDIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 57 : 55-58.
  5. Leena Thorat and Nath B B (2018) Insects with survival kits for desiccation tolerance under extreme water deficits. FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY 9: 1843. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01843. 
  6. Nath B B (2018) Extracellular hemoglobin and environmental stress tolerance in Chironomus larvae. JOURNAL OF LIMNOLOGY 77 (sI): 104-112.
  7. Leena Thorat and Nath B B (2018) Aquatic silk protein in chironomid midges: a review. JOURNAL OF LIMNOLOGY   77 (sI) : 95-103.
  8. Shukla E, Thorat L, Bendre A D , Jadhav S, Pal J K, Nath B B and Gaikwad S M (2018) Cloning and characterization of trehalose: a conserved glycosidase from oriental midge, Chironomus ramosus. 3 BIOTECH. 8: 352.
  9. Thorat L J, Oulkar D, Banerjee K, Gaikwad S and Nath B B (2017) High throughput mass spectrometry analysis revealed a role for glucosamine in potentiating recovery following desiccation stress in Chironomus. SCEINTIFIC REPORTS.
  10. Ronad A and Nath B B (2017) Design and fabrication of a hypoxia-inducing chamber for simulation studies in environmental biomonitoring using Chironomus larvae. RESEARCH & REVIEWS: JOURNAL ZOOLOGICAL  SCIENCES  5:45-51.
  11. Phatak K A, Khanna P K and Nath B B (2016) Particle size-independent induction of leucism in Drosophila melanogaster by silver: nano vs micro. METALLOMICS 8:1243-1254.
  12. Thorat Leena and Nath B B (2016) Quantitative assessment of larval desiccation tolerance in oriental Chironomus. CURRENT SCIENCE 111: 1448-1449.
  13. Shukla E, Thorat L, Bhavnani V, Bendre A D, Pal J K, Nath B B and Gaikwad S M (2016) Molecular cloning and in silico studies of physiologically significant trehalose from Drosophila melanogaster. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES : 92: 282-292.
  14. Thorat L, Oulkar D, Banerjee K, Nath B B (2016) Desiccation stress induces developmental heterochrony in Drosophila melanogaster. JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES 41:331-339.
  15. Gaikwad P S, Panicker L, Mohole M, Sawant S, Mukhopadhyaya R and Nath B B (2016) Differential sensitivity of Chironomus and human hemoglobin to gamma radiation. BIOCHEMICAL & BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 476: 371-378.
  16. Ghosh G, Gaikwad P S, Panicker L, Nath B B, Mukhopadhyaya R (2016) Unfolding and inactivation of proteins by counterions in protein-nanoparticles interaction. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B: BIOINTERFACES 145: 194-200.
  17. Thorat L J, Mani, K P, Thangaraj P, Chatterjee S and Nath B B (2016) Downregulation of dTPS1 in Drosophila melanogaster larvae confirms involvement of trehalose in redox regulation following desiccation. CELL STRESS & CHAPERONES   21: 285-294.
  18. Kumar A, Ali Manjoor, Ningthoujam R S, Gaikwad P, Kumar M, Nath B B and Pandey B N (2016) The interaction of Actinide and Lanthanide ions with human hemoglobin and its relevance to human and environmental toxicology. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS  307: 281-293.
  19. Nath B B (2015) Cytotaxonomy for the assessment of faunal diversity of Drosophila and Chironomus (Insecta: Diptera) Proceedings of the seminar on ‘Importance of Taxonomy in conservation of faunal diversity’ Venkataraman K. et al (eds) pp 9-11. Published by ENVIS, Zoological Survey of India. Kolkata, Government of India.
  20. Shukla E, Thorat L J, Nath B B and Gaikwad S M (2015) Insect trehalase: Physiological significance and potential applications. GLYCOBIOLOGY 25:357-367.
  21. Datkhile K D, Gaikwad P, Mukhopadhyaya R, Ghaskadbi S S and Nath B B (2015) Chironomus ramosus larvae exhibit DNA damage control in response to gamma radiation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION  BIOLOGY  91: 742-748.
  22. Nath B B and Gharpure D C (2015) A novel computational approach of image analysis to quantify behavioural response to heat shock in Chironomus ramosus larvae. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 5: 57-61.
  23. Thorat Leena and Nath B B (2015) Tolerance to desiccation stress in Chironomus ramosus through plasticity in homeostatic control. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 5: 86 – 91.
  24. Thorat L J and Nath B B (2013) Chironomid midges: a forgotten model of developmental biology research ACTA  ZOOLOGICA  94: 249–253.
  25. Thorat L J, Gaikwad SM and Nath B B (2012) Trehalose as an indicator of desiccation stress in Drosophila melanogaster larvae: A potential marker of anhydrobiosis. BIOCHEMICAL & BIOPHYSICAL  RESEARCH  COMMUNICATIONS  419:638-642.
  26. Datkhile K D, Mukhopadhyaya R, Dongre T K and Nath B B (2011) Hsp70 expression in Chironomus ramosus exposed to gamma radiation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY 87: 213-221.
  27. Mukhopadhyaya R and Nath B B (2011) Chironomid midges : an emerging model organism for radiation stress studies. RADIATION SCIENCE TODAY  13: 5-7.
  28. Gaikwad R & Nath B B (2011) A case study of honey bee population for selected commercially important traits in Uttaranchal forest. Proceedings of National Conference on Forest for the Future of Man. pp 251-255. Published by Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences ISBN no. 978-81-922163-0-0
  29. Nath B B and Babrekar A A (2011) Implications of hypoxic stress in Chironomus ramosus larvae with reference to iron. In : “Contemporary Chironomid Studies” Wang Xinhua  & Wei Liu (editors), Nankai University Press, Tianjen, China: pp 334-345 [ISBN : 978-7-310-03714-8]
  30. Thorat L  and Nath B B (2010) Trends in Chironomid Research.CHIRONOMUS 23: 34-35.
  31. Thorat L and Nath  B B (2010) Effect of water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes root extracts on midge Chironomus ramosus larva : a preliminary note. PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY (UK)  35: 391-393.
  32. Nath B B, L.Thorat, A.A. Babrekar, K. Datkhile, Ghadge A., R. Gaikwad, D.C.Meshram (2009) Development of a new design of an insectary model for rearing and environmental assessment studies on chironomid midges.  CHIRONOMUS 22: 11-13.
  33. Datkhile K D, Mukhopadhyaya R, Dongre T K and Nath B B (2009) Increased level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in larvae of Chironomus ramosus (Diptera ; Chironomidae) subjected to ionizing radiation. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY & PHYSIOLOGY 149: 500-506.
  34. Datkhile K D, Dongre T K, Mukhopadhyaya R, Nath B B (2009) Gamma radiation tolerance of a tropical species of midge, Chironomus ramosus Chaudhuri (Diptera: Chironomidae) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL  OF RADIATION  BIOLOGY  85: 1-9.
  35. Mahapatra S K, Banarjee I, Barhai P K, Babrekar A A, Nath B B, Bhoraskar V N (2007) 20keV energy electron induced breaks in   chromatin materials for dosimetry and radiotherapy applications.    JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PHYSICS. 32 Suppl O-29.
  36. Kundu S, Kulkarni G R and Nath B B (2007) Differential sensititivity of polytene chromosomes to Nd: YAG laser INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOL. & CHEM. SCIENCES  1: 1-6.
  37. Naik D G, Babrekar A A and Nath B B (2006) Pheromone-like hydrocarbon in the cuticle of aquatic Chironomus larva. CHEMISTRY &  ECOLOGY 22: 501-508.
  38. Nath B B, Babrekar A A and Parthasarathy B (2005) Assessment of cell viability in intact glandular tissue using dye-exclusion and colorimetric assays. CYTOTECHNOLOGY  49: 59-65.
  39. Babrekar A A, Kulkarni, G R, Nath B B and Vidyasagar, P B (2004) Extracellular electrical activity from the photoreceptors of midge  JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES  29:349-353.
  40. Hardikar A A and Nath B B (2001) Chromosomal polymorphism is associated with nematode parasitism in natural population of tropical midge. CHROMOSOMA 110: 58-64.
  41. Nath B B and  Raut N (1998) Behavioural studies on ‘tube-recognition ability’of Chironomus INDIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 36: 826-828.
  42. Nath B B and Godbole N N (1998) Technique for mass rearing of Indian Chironomus STUDIA DIPTEROLOGIA (Ampyx-Verlag Publ., Germany). 5(2) : 187-193.
  43. Nath B B and Godbole N N (1997) Chromosomal characterization of a tropical midge. CYTOBIOS 91: 25-31.
  44. Nath B B and Lakhotia S C (1991) Search for a Drosophila 93D-like locus in Chironomus and Anopheles. CYTOBIOS 65: 7-13.
  45. Nath B B and Lakhotia S C (1989) Heat shock response in ovarian nurse cells of Anopheles stephensi. JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES 14(2): 143-152.
  46. Nath B B and Lakhotia S C (1989) Heat shock response and the effect of developmental stage and tissue type on heat shock protein synthesis. GENOME 32: 676-686.

Publications in Science Educational Journal/ e-NewsLetters of scientific societies.

45. Nath B.B. (2019) Dobzhansky and Evolutionary Cytogenetics: Pioneering Evolutionary studies with Chromosomes. In: “From so simple a beginning: The expansion of evolutionary thoughts.” Y.N.C. Vidya (ed). INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PUBLICATION, Bangalore, India. [Reproduced from RESONANCE (2000) 5: 61-65. SPRINGER].

46. Vartak R, Ronad A, Nath B B (2019) Teaching the vertebrate skeletal systems will cast and models avoiding animal dissection. ASIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY EDUCATION, 11: 14-18.

47. Nath B B (2018) Climate change and extinction of animals in recent years. BIOME 6: 5-8 (http://www.atbs.in/newsletter.html )[Popular Science Article series].

48. Leena Thorat (2018) Crosswords in Biology- Basic unit of life: Cell. RESONANCE- JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, October 2018 issue. 23 (10): 1147-1151. [https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/023/10/1147-1151].

49. Leena Thorat (2018) Crosswords in Biology- Nucleic Acids: The Genetic Material. RESONANCE- JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION [article in press].  

50. Leena Thorat (2018) Crosswords in Biology- Venomous animals. RESONANCE- JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, September 2018 issue. 23(9): 27-34. [https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/023/09/1047-1050].

51. Leena Thorat (2018) A Student’s Musings. TEACHER PLUS- A MAGAZINE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY TEACHER, September 2018 issue: 34-36. [http://www.teacherplus.org/a-students-musings/].

52. Leena Thorat (2018) What’s alive? What’s not? TEACHER PLUS- A MAGAZINE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY TEACHER, April 2018 issue: 27-34. [http://www.teacherplus.org/activity-sheet/what’s-alive-what’s-not].

53. Nath B B (2017) Lady Jane and Incas: The forgotten couple of a lost species of Parakeet. BIOME 5: 5-7. (atbs.in) [Popular Science Article series].

54. Leena Thorat (2017) Fun ways of building word power. TEACHER PLUS- A MAGAZINE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY TEACHER, February 2017 issue: 6-8. [http://www.teacherplus.org/primary-pack/fun-ways-of-building-word-power].

55. Nath B B (2016) Extinction stories: The legend of Martha. BIOME 4: 5-10 (atbs.in) [Popular Science Article series].

56. Nath B B (2015) Evolution of documentation in Biology. BIOME 3: 5-7 (atbs.in) [Popular Science Article series].

57. Nath B B (2010) “Protocols on Cell Biology Experiments” [contributions by Dr B.B.Nath in 16 chapters, being sole authors in 3 chapters] Published by the Indian Society for Cell Biologists [Regd.] Special issue of Cell Biology Newsletter Vol. 30, Sept. 2010 [ URL : www.iscb.org.in/docs_pdf/ISCBProtocol.pdf ] ISSN: 2349-8307.

58. Nath B B (2000) Dobzhansky and evolutionary cytogenetics. RESONANCE 5: 61-65. [ URL : https://www.ias.ac.in/describe/article/reso/005/10/0061-0065].

Media outreach

  1. Nath B B- Interview with the Times of India on “Study shows impact of climate and geography on ecotypes of bees“, published on May 5, 2019
    [https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/study-shows-impact-of-climate-and-geography-on-ecotypes-of-bees/articleshow/69180737.cms].
  2. Nath B B- Interview with IndiaBioscience on “In higher education, what relationship do teaching and research share?“, posted on Nov 16, 2018 under  POLICY, TEACHING and RESEARCH. [https://indiabioscience.org/columns/education/in-higher-education-what-relationship-do-teaching-and-research-share].
  3. Leena Thorat- Interview with the Society for Experimental Biology (U.K.) on “Spotlight on…Leena Thorat”, published by the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), Spring 2019 issue: 32-33.
  4. Leena Thorat- Interview with the Research Professional on “Our Winning Proposals: EMBO’s short and sweet fellowships”, published online on Jan 17, 2019.

Gene sequences deposited in the World Gene Bank

  1. Bimalendu B. Nath, Leena Thorat, Malka Halpern and Sivan Laviad. Chironomus ramosuscytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene, partial cds submitted to NCBI GenBank (Accession No. PRJNA555776), 21-July-2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/555776
  2. Shukla E, Thorat LJ, Jadhav S., Pal JK, Nath BB and Gaikwad SM. Chironomus ramosus trehalase mRNA, partial cds submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KX857662.1), 07-February-2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/Kx857662.1].
  3. Shukla E, Thorat LJ, Bhavnani VA, Pal JK, Nath BB and Gaikwad SM. Drosophila melanogaster strain Oregon K trehalase mRNA, partial cds submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KU049688), 20-April-2016. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KU049688].
  4. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Nashik_1 ecotype_ Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255460), 31-May-2015 [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP255460].
  5. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Pune_1 ecotype_ Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255461), 31-May-2015 [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP255461].
  6. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Bhimashakar 1ecotype Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene  partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255462), 31-May-2015 [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP255462].
  7. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Bhimashakar 2 ecotype Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255463), 31-May-2015 [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP255463].
  8. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Bhimashakar 3 ecotype Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255464), 31-May-2015 [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP2554624 ]
  9. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Mahabaleshwar-2 ecotype Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255465), 31-May-2015 [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP255465].
  10. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Mahabaleshwar-4 ecotype Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255466), 31-May-2015 [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP255466].
  11. Gaikwad RR., Nath BB, Gaikwad SS, Souche YS. Apis cerana isolate Wai ecotype Cytochrome Oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene partial cds (mitochrondrial) submitted to NCBI GenBank (Ref: KP255467), 31-May-2015   [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP255467].

*Journal cover page credits

  1. Leena Thorat, Dashrath Oulkar, Kaushik Banerjee and B B Nath (2016) JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES 41: 331-339. Cover caption: Environmental-Scanning Electron Microscope images of Drosophila melanogaster larvae representing desiccation-induced changes in cuticular topology from normal (top) to desiccated (middle) state followed by revival (bottom).
  2. Datkhile K.D., Gaikwad P., Mukhopadhyaya R., Ghaskadbi S.S. and Nath B.B. (2015) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION  BIOLOGY  91: 742-748.
  3. Datkhile K.D., R. Mukhopadhyaya, Dongre T.K. and Nath B.B. (2011)  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY 87: 213-221.
  4. Leena Thorat and Nath B. B. (2013) ACTA ZOOLOGICA 94: 249-253. Cover caption: Eggs and hatched out larvae of a tropical midge Chironomus ramosus.