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1. Pratap Chandran R. and Potty V. P. (2008). Induction of hairy roots through the mediation of four  strains of   Agrobacterium  rhizogenes  on five host plants. Indian Journal of Biotechnology Vol 7. pp.122-128.

2.Pratap Chandran R. and Potty V. P. (2009). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculum production using Ipomoea batatas hairy roots in bioreactor. The Icfai University Journal of Biotechnology,  Vol. 3, (2), pp. 56-64.

3.Pratap Chandran R. and Potty V. P. (2010).  In vitro co-culture of  VAM fungi Glomus microcarpum  in Ri T-DNA transformed hairy roots of Vigna vexillata” Submitted to International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology.  3 (3): 333-338.

4.Pratap Chandran.R, Sujeesh.B.V, Aswathi Chandran, Anoobraj. A.B, Lekshmi. R. Nair  and Sreelekha. S. (2010). An Update on Influenza  A (H1N1) Virus.  IUP Journal of Biotechnology. 4 (3): 7 - 22.

5.Ramkumar, B. and Pratap Chandran R.(2010). Transgenic Animals: A    Biotechnological Boon. Science India. 13 (10): 12-19.

6.Ramkumar, B. (2010). Creation of synthetic life: Remuneration and concerns. Life Science Industry News, Vol 3. p.1 & 11.

7.Pratap Chandran R, Jasim, B and Sabu, K. R. (2010). Presence of elemental sulfur (S°) in Ithikkara – lake clay: a biogeochemical study. Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning.  17 (1-2):331-334.

8.Pratap Chandran R. and Potty V. P. (2010).  Colonization of Glomus Microcarpum in Ri T-DNA transformed roots of Ipomoea batatas (S1010) in synthetic medium. Bioscience Biotechnology Research Asia. 7 (2): 819-824.

9.Ramkumar B,  Pratap Chandran  R. (2010). Patenting of Microorganisms: Systems and Concerns. Submitted to Journal of commercial Biotechnology. 16 (4): 337 – 347.

10.Pratap Chandran R. and Potty V. P. (2011). Initiation of hairy roots from Canavalia sp. using Agrobacterium rhizogenes 15834 for the co-cultivation of arbuscular mycorrhizal  fungi, Glomus microcarpum.  Journal of Agricultural Technology. 7 (2): 235-245.

11.Ramkumar B,  Pratap Chandran  R. (2011).   Effect of radiation on bacterial population during annular solar eclipse. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 5 (1) 137-141.

12.Kannan, M.,  Rajendran, P.,  Pratap Chandran, R.,  Vedha, Ashok, V. G., Anushka, S. And   Karthikeyan, M. (2011).  Inhibition of Hepatitis B Virus DNA polymerase and Modulation of TH1 & TH2 Cytokine secretion by three Indian Medicinal plants and its correlation with antiviral properties.  Journal of Pharmacy Research. 2011, 4 (4), 1044 -1046.

13.Mereena George U., Chandraja C. V., Immanuel, G and Pratap Chandran R. (2011). Petroleum degrading activity of actinomycetes isolated from the coastal areas of Tamilnadu. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology. 4 (1), 59-65.

14.Pratap Chandran R. and Potty V. P. (2011). Different inducer molecules and strains of Agrobacterium  rhizogenes on enhancing transformation frequency in host plants. Biotechnology. 10 (2), 203-208.

15.Dibu Divakaran, Aswathi Chandran and Pratap Chandran R. (2011). Comparative Study on Production of α-Amylase from Bacillus licheniformis strains. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. 42 (4), 1394 - 1404.

16.Pratap Chandran R.,  Kiran K.,  Dibu Divakaran and Prajisha P. K. (2011).  Analysis Of Bacteriological Quality Of Drinking Water Samples From Cherthala Taluk, Kerala, India. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution. 8 (4): 61-68.

17.Pratap Chandran R. and Potty V. P., Ramkumar, B,  Mereena George U. (2011). Hairy roots for secondary metabolite production and  for co-cultivation of am fungi”.  Journal of Plant Pathology and Microbiology.  Volume S1: 004(2011) /Special Issue 2011.  doi: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000001.

18.Ramkumar, B. & Pratap Chandran, R (2011). Fostering scientific Innovations in India: an outlook. Science India. 14 (9) : 38-42.

19.Kiran K.,  Pratap Chandran R. and Aswathi Chandran. (2011). Extraction and   purification of L-Asparaginase, L-Glutaminase from Capsicum annuum varieties and their molecular characterization. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology. 4 (4) 363-370.

20.Jasmin Basheer Kavapurayil, Sheela Karalam  B  and  Pratap Chandran  R. (2011).      Analysis of physico-chemical, biochemical and antibacterial properties of honey samples with special reference to its non-conformity. Acta Alimentaria. (Under Review).

21.Pratap Chandran R., Kannan M., Suvanish Kumar V.S., Nithin N. and Kiran K. (2011). Chemotaxis of amino acids in root exudates of aquatic weed, Eichhornia  crassipes and its influence on pathogenic microorganisms. Proceedings of the 21st  Swadeshi Science Congress. 153-160.

22.S. Anushka, P. Rajendran, V. Vedha, G. Ashok, M. Kannan and M.Karthikeyan. (2011). A study on the anti-viral properties of Azadirachta indica (A.Juss, Neem) against HBV, HIV, HSV-I, Vaccinia and Varicella zoster viruses and Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr, Tree turmeric) against HBVand HIV. Biomedicine, 2011; 31(4): 482-486.

23.Anju Gopinath, Pratap Chandran R, Vysakhi M.V and Anu S. (2012). Physical and bacteriological quality of well water samples from Kanakkary Panchayath, Kottayam District, Kerala State, India. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences. 2 (3), 133- 138.

24Karthikeyan M, Rajendran P, Anandan S, Ashok G, Kannan M, Nivedha R, Melani Rajendran S, and Porkodi. (2012). Extractable  nuclear antigen and Anti-smith (sm) antibodies detection in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Chennai, Tamilnadu. Hygeia Journal for Drugs and Medicines. vol.4 (1), 69-72.

25.Sripriya M, Rajendran P, Seethalakshmi I, Kannan  M, Ashok G, Karthikeyan M, Selvarani P. (2012). A study on the distribution of Hepatitis B and C viral markers in the Weaver’s community of Tamil Nadu state, India. Hygeia Journal for Drugs and Medicines, Vol. 4 (2), 2012 : 57-64.

26.Mohan Kannan, Paramasivam Rajendran, Veerasami Vedha, Gnanasekaran Ashok Shanmugham Anushka, Pratap Chandran Ramachandran Nair. (2012) HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase inhibition by Vitex negundo L., leaf extract and quantification of flavonoids in relation to anti-HIV activity. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology, 10 (2):53-59.

27.Ashok G, Rajendran P, Kannan M, Joseph C  Daniel,  Karthikeyan  M, Umamaheshwari PK, Shivasankari, Meenakshisundaram  C, Shivasankar M, Rajendran Melani and Nivedha Rajendran. (2012). Seroprevalence of certain bacterial and viral infections among irula tribal population of Marakkanam, tamilnadu state, India. Primary Health Care Research Development. 3:1-7.

28.Pratap Chandran, R., Manju S., Vysakhi M.V.,  Shaji, P. K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2013). In vitro antioxidant potential of methanolic and aqueous extracts of Ardisia solanacea Roxb. leaf. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 6 (5): 555- 558. (ISSN: 0974-6943).

29.Pratap Chandran R.,  Vysakhi M.V.,  Manju S., Kannan M.,  Abdul Kadar S, and Sreekumaran Nair A. (2013).  In vitro free radical scavenging activity of aqueous and methanolic leaf extracts of Aegle tamilnadensis Abdulkader (Rutaceae). International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 5 Suppl 3: 819-823. (ISSN: 0975 - 1491).

30.Manju S., Pratap Chandran, R.,  Shaji, P. K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2013). In vitro free radical scavenging potential of Acorus calamus L. rhizome from Kuttanad wetlands Kerala, India. International Journal of  Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 5 Suppl 4: 376-380. (ISSN: 0975 - 1491).

31.Pratap Chandran, R., Manju S., Vysakhi M.V., Shaji, P.K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2013). In vitro antimicrobial activities of Hygrophila schulli (Buch.-Ham)  leaf and root extracts against clinically important human pathogens. Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal.  6(2), 421- 428.  (ISSN: 0974-6242).

32.Pratap Chandran, R., Manju S., Vysakhi M.V., Shaji, P. K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2014).   Antibacterial and  antifungal  activities  of Thespesia populnea leaf extracts against human pathogens. International Journal of PharmTech Research. 6(1), 290-297. (ISSN: 0974-4304).

33.Jasmin Basheer Kavapurayil, Sheela Karalam B and Pratap Chandran  R. (2014).  Analysis of physico-chemical, biochemical and antibacterial properties of Indian honey samples with special reference to its non-conformity. Acta Alimentaria. 43 (1), 9 -18. (ISSN: 0139-3006).

34.Pratap Chandran R. (2014). Harbouring of pathogenic microorganisms by aquatic weed, Eichhornia crassipes in its rhizosphere. International Journal of ChemTech Research. 6 (2), 1413-1417. (ISSN: 0974-4290).

35.Pratap Chandran, R., Manju S., Vysakhi M.V., Shaji, P. K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2014).  HPTLC screening of amino acids from Acorus calamus rhizome and Ardisia solanacea leaf from Kuttanad Wetlands, Kerala, India. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. 6 (4) 958-962.

36.Manju S., Pratap Chandran, R., Vysakhi M.V.,  Shaji, P. K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2014).  Nutritional and Anti Nutritional Status of Acorus calamus L. Rhizome. Annals. Food Science and Technology. 15 (1), 51-59. (ISSN: 2065-2828).

37.Kannan M., Pratap Chandran R and Manju S. (2014). Preliminary phytochemical and antibacterial studies on leaf extracts of Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.   6(7), 626-628.  (ISSN: 0975 - 1491).

38.Ginto George, Pratap Chandran, R., Manju S., and Kannan M. (2014). Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of Parmotrema stuppeum (Taylor) Hale. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature. 4 (5-6), 365-370. (ISSN: 2231-1866).

39.Pratap Chandran, R., Manju S., Vysakhi M.V., Shaji, P. K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2015). Nutritional and anti nutritional properties of the leaf of Ardisia solanacea  Roxb. (Myrsinaceae), a fodder additive. International Food Research Journal. 22(1): 324-331. (ISSN: 1985-4668).

40.Pratap Chandran R. (2015). Antimycobacterial activity of  Glycyrrhiza glabra  root extract against  Mycobacterium smegmatis. International Journal of PharmTech Research. 7 (3), 458-463. (ISSN: 0974-4304).

41.Pratap  Chandran R., Manju S., Vysakhi M.V., Shaji, P. K. and Achuthan Nair, G. (2016). In vitro cytotoxic activities of leaf extracts of Thespesia populnea and Hygrophilla schulli againstDalton’s lymphoma ascites and Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cell linesAustin Journal of Lung Cancer Research. 1(2): 1007.

42.Pratap  Chandran R., Dibu Divakaran and Kannan M., OSDD consortium (2017). Isolation and characterization of antimycobacterial compounds from the leaf of Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 7 (2), 217-222.         

43.Sreeletha A.S., Lini J.J., Dhanyalekshmi C.S., Sabu K.R. and Pratap Chandran R.  (2017). Proximate, phytochemical, nutritional, antioxidant and FTIR analyses of seeds of Artocarpus  heterophyllus   Lam. Advances in Biotechnology and Microbiology. 5(1): 555653. DOI: 10.19080/AIBM.2017.05.555653

44.Pratap Chandran R, Reshmi Sudhakaran, Abhiram Krishna, Arya B , Krishna Priya S, Surya Gayathry, Vandana R, Nino Joseph. (2017). Analysis of Phytochemical Constituents, Anthelmintic and Insecticidal Properties of Leaf Extracts of Andrographis paniculata. The Pharmaceutical and Chemical Journal, 4(5):98-106.