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Dr. Sanhita Padhi

Associate Professor
Department of Botany
Ravenshaw University
Cuttack, India


 Dr. Sanhita Padhi is an Associate Professor in Botany at Ravenshaw University. Her research spans different areas of Biochemistry such as Abiotic stress and Microbial Biochemistry and areas of Acoustic research such as Indian Classical Vocal & Instrumental Music and its effects on Plant Processes, Planetary Radiations, converted into sonic frequency range, and their effects on Plant Metabolism and Sound energy as bio-pesticides. In addition, her research also spans other fields like Magnetism and its effects on plant processes. She has also published and presented several research papers in referred journals and conferences / symposia of both national and international repute. During her long and illustrious academic career, Dr. Padhi has occupied several key positions in a multitude of organizations of both national and international repute. She has also served as a reviewer of several national and international journals.

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The present acoustic research work is aimed at finding the exclusive impact and effect of the harmonic octave consonants and their frequencies in different strings and closed-pipe Indian classical instrumental music displayed through various Ragaas, in a “dose-dependent” and “time-dependent” manner on different phases of seed germination, vegetative plant growth [physiognomy], plant physiological processes, flowering, fruit ripening, biochemical analysis of various compounds developed in experimental plants, phytochemical analysis leading to the identification and characterization of specific bioactive compounds, Phytohormonal analysis,  proteomic analysis along with antioxidant along with antidiabetic studies and molecular studies.

In addition, we also emphasize on the development of innovative technology for therapeutic uses of sound wave as ‘Music Therapy’ in terms of both Natural Green music and Indian classical vocal & instrumental music in plants for curative purpose of various plant diseases and also in Pest Control replacing the hazardous chemical pesticides, using particular wavelength, frequency and intensity of sound waves. We also observe the effects of various magnetic fields as well as planetary radiation, converted into sonic frequency range, on plant processes.