Dr. C.S. Mohanty

Senior Principal Scientist

Research Interests

My research focuses on the generation of large-scale genomic data on some of the underutilized legumes like winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), tree bean (Parkia timoriana), sword bean (Canavalia sp.) and velvet bean (Mucuna sp.) for their improvement, mainstreaming and domestication.
The synthesis of specific biomolecules and understanding the regulatory pathways in certain legumes through various genomic and metabolomic approaches is one of the thrust areas of my research.

Dr. C.S. Mohanty

Senior Principal Scientist

Research Summary

Generation of large-scale genomic data

Exploring and acquiring the genomic (draft genome, transcriptome) data of the underutilized legumes like winged bean, tree bean, sword bean and velvet bean and their submission in the  public domain database. 

Discovery, validation and association of molecular markers

Identifying and estimating the biosynthesis of specific biomolecules in the underutilized legumes and associating them with the generated genomic data.  

Selection, improvement for domestication

Selection of specific ideotypes of the underutilized legume on the basis of molecular and biochemical attributes for release and domestication to provide nutrition security and mainstream the underutilized plants to utilization.

Dr. C.S. Mohanty

Senior Principal Scientist


N Bano, S Fakhrah, SP Nayak, SK Bag, CS Mohanty (2022) Identification of miRNA and their target genes in Cestrum nocturnum L. and Cestrum diurnum L. in stress responses. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 28 (1), 31-49

MK Murthy, CS Mohanty, P Swain, R Pattanayak (2022) Assessment of toxicity in the freshwater tadpole Polypedates maculatus exposed to silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles: A multi-biomarker approach. Chemosphere, 13351

N Bano, S Fakhrah, CS Mohanty, SK Bag (2022) Genome-Wide Identification and Evolutionary Analysis of Gossypium Tubby-Like Protein (TLP) Gene Family and Expression Analyses During Salt and Drought Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science 12

N Bano, S Fakhrah, CS Mohanty, SK Bag (2022) Transcriptome meta-analysis associated targeting hub genes and pathways of drought and salt stress responses in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum): A network biology approach. Frontiers in Plant Science 13, 1026

SP Nayak, RA Lone, S Fakhrah, A Chauhan, K Sarvendra, CS Mohanty (2021) Mainstreaming underutilized legumes for providing nutritional security. Future Foods, 151-163

C. S. Mohanty, V. Singh, M. A. Chapman (2020) Winged bean: an underutilized tropical legume on the path of improvement, to help mitigate food and nutrition security. Scientia Horticulturae 260, 108789.

C. S. Mohanty, N. Syed, D. Kumar, S. Khare, S. P. Nayak, K. Sarvendra, R. Pattanayak, A. Pal, C. S. Chanotiya, P. K. Rout (2020). Chemical characterization of winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC. seeds and safety evaluation of its fatty oil. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization doi.org/10.1007/s11694-020-00680-1

C. S. Mohanty, A. Srivastava, P. Gupta, V. Singh, R. Pattanayak, V. Jaiswal, N.Dikshit (2019) Estimation of genetic diversity, structure and trait association of Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC – a high-protein legume crop of the tropics through AFLP and nr-ITS markers. Indian Journal of Biotechnology 4 (1):61-71.

R. Pattanayak, R.Das, A.Das, S.K.Padhi, S. Pattanaik, S.S. Sahu, C.S.K.Mishra, S.S.Mishra, S.N.Sahoo, J. Debbarma, C.S.Mohanty, G.Sinam, J.K. Sundaray, P. Swain (2018) Biosafety evaluation of Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) on Polypedatesmaculatus (Gray, 1830). International Journal of Zoological Investigations 4 (1):61-71

S. M. Sultan, N. Dikshit, C. S.Mohanty, P. K. Rout, S. K. Raina (2018) Biochemical evaluation of dent corn (Zea mays L.) genotypes cultivated under rainfed conditions in the hills of north western Indian Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir. Journal of Applied and Natural Science 10 (1): 196-201.

– V. Singh, R.Goel, V. Pande, M. H.Asif, C. S.Mohanty(2017).De novo sequencing and comparative analysis of leaf transcriptomes of diverse condensed tannin-containing lines of underutilized Psophocarpustetragonolobus (L.) DC. Scientific Reports.

– R. Pattanayak, G. Mishra, C. S. Chanotiya, P. K. Rout, C. S.Mohanty, Omkar (2016) Semiochemical profile of four aphidophagous Indian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). The Canadian Entomologist 148 (2): 171-186.

– C.S.Mohanty,V.Singh, R.Pattanayak, C.S.Chanotiya, R.C.Pradhan, P.Raut.(2015) Physicochemical analysis of Psophocarpustetragonolobus (L.) DC. seed with fatty acid and total lipid composition. Journal of Food science and Technology

– R. Pattanayak, G. Mishra, C.S. Chanotiya, P. K. Rout, C. S.Mohanty, Omkar(2014). Does the volatile hydrocarbon profile differ between the sexes: A case study on five aphidophagousladybirds.Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 87(3)

– N.Singh, V.Singh, M.Singh, R.Madnala, C.S.Mohanty(2014).Establishment of an efficient and rapid method of multiple shoot regeneration and a comparative phenolics profile in in vitro and greenhouse-grown plants of psophocarpustetragonolobus (L.) DC. Plant Signaling and Behavior9(10): e970443.

– C.S.Mohanty,S.Verma, V.Singh, S.Khan, P.Gaur, P.Gupta, Md.A.Nizar, N.Dikshit, A.Shukla, A. Niranjan, N.Sahu, S. Behera, T.S.Rana (2013) Characterization of winged bean (Psophocarpustetragonolobus) based on molecular and chemical parameters. American Journal of Molecular Biology

Dr. C.S. Mohanty

Senior Principal Scientist


Dr. C.S. Mohanty

Senior Principal Scientist

Research Scholars

Mr. Sagar Prasad Nayak, UGC- JRF

Mr. Rayees Ahmad Lone, Project Assistant

Mr. Sarvendra Kaunwar, Project Assistant

Mr. Arpit Chauhan, Project Assistant

Ms. Shafquat Fakhrah, Project Assistant

Dr. C.S. Mohanty

Senior Principal Scientist


CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226 001, Uttar Pradesh, India

Phone no.: 522 22098937

Email: cs.mohanti@nbri.res.in