BAST F (2015) The Arctic Circle (Book) Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing ASIN: B013QWIFNC

BAST F (2014) Creatures of India: Guide to Animals in India with up-to-date systematics (Book) New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi

BAST F (2011) Monostroma: the Jeweled Seaweed for Future (Book). ISBN: 978-3-8473-2710-3

Scholarly articles


1.      BAST, F. and KAUR, N (2017) Nuclear and Plastid DNA Sequence-based Molecular Phylogeography of Salvadora oleoides (Salvadoraceae) in Punjab, India Reveals Allopatric Speciation in Anthropogenic Islands Due to Agricultural Expansion. J Phylogenetics Evol Biol 5:S1 DOI: 10.4172/2329-9002.1000180 PDF

2.      SINGH, P, KUMAR, S and BAST, F (2017) Natural Compounds Are Smart Players in Context to Anticancer Potential of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: An In Silico and In Vitro Advancement. In book: Translational Bioinformatics and Its Application, Publisher: Springer Netherlands, Editors: Wei, D.-Q, Ma, Y, Cho, W.C., Xu, Q, Zhou, F, pp.177-202. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1045-7_8

3.      SINGH, P, BAST, F, KUMAR, S, KUNDU, P (2017) Health Promoting Activity of Myricetin: A Natural Flavonoid. In book: Horizons in Cancer Research., Chapter: Health Promoting Activity of Myricetin: A Natural Flavonoid, Editors: Hiroto S. Watanabe. Nova Science Publishers

4.      SINGH, P, BAST, F, KUMAR, S, SAINI, KC (2017) Influence of Insulin and Metformin on Prostate Cancer. In book: Horizons in Cancer Research., Editors: Hiroto S. Watanabe Vol. 64 pp 1-10 Nova Science Publishers. PDF

5.      SINGH, P, RANI, A, BAST, F. (2017) Impact of Personalized Medicine in Cancer. In book: Horizons in Cancer Research., Editors: Hiroto S. Watanabe Vol. 64 pp 183-193. Nova Science Publishers PDF



1.      BAST, F. (2016) The Blood Rain Mystery. DREAM 2047 (Vigyan Prasar, DST, GOI) 19 (3) 22-25 PDF

2.      REHMAN, W.U., MAJEED, A., MEHRA, R., BHUSHAN, S., RANI, P., SAINI, K.C., BAST, F. (2016) Gelatin: A comprehensive report covering its indispensable aspects. In: Natural Polymers: Derivatives, Blends and Composites, Edition: Volume I, Chapter: 10, Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Editors: Saiqa Ikram and Shakeel Ahmed, pp.209-222 PDF

3.      REHMAN, W.U., MAJEED, A., RANI, P., SAINI, K.C., NAJAR, R., MEHRA, R., SINGH, A., BAST, F. (2016) Carrageenan based hydrogels and composites: A systematic investigation reporting their multidimentional essence. In: Natural Polymers: Derivatives, Blends and Composites, Edition: Volume I, Chapter: 3, Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Editors: Saiqa Ikram and Shakeel Ahmed, pp.65-80 PDF

4.      SINGH, P., SINGH, S.R., RANI, A AD BAST,F. (2016) Homology modeling of chemokine CCR7, molecular docking, and in vitro studies evidenced plausible immunotherapeutic anticancer natural compounds. Med Chem Res (2016) 25: 2410. doi:10.1007/s00044-016-1647-2 (IF:1.6)

5.      BAST,F, JOHN, AA and BHUSHAN, S (2016) Molecular assessment of invasive Carrageenophyte Kappaphycus alvarezii from India based on ITS-1. Webbia- Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Taylor and Francis, UK). 71 (2) 287-292

6.      BAST,F, JOHN, AA and BHUSHAN, S (2016) New record of Sargassum zhangii (Sargassaceae, Fucales) in India based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA barcodes. Webbia- Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Taylor and Francis, UK).

7.      BAST, F. 2016 Left-Right Political Spectrum and the Human Gene Pool. J  Phylogen  Evolution Biol 4 (2)

8.      BHUSHAN, S., MEHRA, R., RANI, P. AND BAST, F 2016 "DbIndAlgae: Online resource of Seaweeds of Indian coasts". Current Science (IF: 0.8) 111 (4):717-723

9.      BAST,F. 2016. The Crux of Time Management for Students. Resonance 21(1) 71-88 PDF

10.    BAST, F. 2016 Primary succession recapitulates phylogeny. J  Phylogen  Evolution Biol 4 (1) PDF

11.    PUSHPENDRA S and BAST F. (2016) In Silico and in Vitro Studies Evidenced Natural Compounds, a Chemokine Receptor. Ann Clin Lab Res. 4: 4.

12.    SINGH,P, BAST, F, SINGH, RS. (2016) Natural Compounds Targeting Transforming Growth Factor-β: In Silico and In Vitro Study. Electronic Journal of Biology,Vol.13(1): 6-13


  1. BAST, F. 2015. Science Information Resources. Science Reporter Published by CSIR-NISCAIR 52(10): 40-43 PDF
  2. BAST, F. 2015. The Arctic Circle: Six Remarkable Short Stories for the Young Adults Covering the Crux of Personal Productivity. Published by Amazon South Asia. ASIN:B013QWIFNC
  3. BAST,F. 2015. Extraordinary Tales: Parasites Hijacking the Minds of Hosts. Resonance, 20(10): 893-902 October 2015 PDF
  4. BAST, F. 2015 Time Calibration Of Linguistic Phylograms: A Molecular Clock For Historical Linguistics. J  Phylogen  Evolution  Biol 3:e115. doi:10.4172/2329-9002.1000e115 PDF
  5. MEHRA. R, YADAV. D.S., KUNDU, P., REHMAN, W.U. AND BAST, F (2015) First report of Zoanthus pulchellus from India. Journal of Marine Biosciences 1(1):1-4 PDF
  6. BAST, F. 2015. Pale Blue Dot. Science Reporter (accepted) Published by CSIR-NISCAIR PDF 
  7. SINGH, P AND BAST, F. 2015. Screening of multitargeted natural compounds for receptor tyrosine kinases inhibitors and biological evaluation on cancer cell lines; in silico and in vitro. Medical Oncology 32(9):678 PDF
  8. SINGH, P AND BAST, F. 2015. Screening and Biological Evaluation of Myricetin as a Multiple Target Inhibitor Insulin, Epidermal Growth Factor, and Androgen Receptor; In Silico and In Vitro. Investigational New Drugs (IF:2.8) PDF
  9. BAST, F. 2015:A Call for Indianization of Science Syllabi in University Curriculum. Editorial, The Hindu (National newspaper) 10th April, 2015 PDF
  10. BAST, F. 2015. Tutorial on Phylogenetic Inference Part-2. Resonance 20 (5) 445-457 PDF
  11. BAST, F. 2015 Phylogenetics: Tracing the Evolutionary Legacy of Organisms, Metastatic Clones, Bioactive Compounds and Languages. J  Phylogen  Evolution  Biol  3 (2) PDF
  12. BAST, F. 2015. Baywatch India: Top Five pricey Reds. Ocean Digest, 2 (2) 2-5. ISSN: 23941928 PDF
  13. BAST, F. 2015. Tutorial on Phylogenetic Inference Part-1. Resonance 20 (4) 360-367 PDF
  14. BAST, F. 2015. Low-Carb High-Fat: A Paradigm Shift in Nutrition. Science Reporter 52(3) 31-32 Published by CSIR-NISCAIR PDF
  15. BAST, F, BHUSHAN, S., JOHN A.A., ACHANKUNJU, J., PANIKKAR N.M.V., HEMETNER, C., AND STOCKER-WÖRGÖTTE, E. 2015 European Species of Subaerial Green Alga Trentepohlia  annulata  (Trentepohliales,  Ulvophyceae)  Caused  Blood  Rain  in  Kerala,  India.  J  Phylogen  Evolution  Biol  3:  144.  PDF
  16. BAST, F., BHUSHAN, S. AND JOHN, A.A. 2015. Brown barcoded as red but reality is green! How epiphytic green algae confuse phycologists? Webbia- Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Tailor and Francis, UK) 70(1) 59-63 DOI: 10.1080/00837792.2015.1014217 PDF
  17. BAST, F. 2015. A Brief History of Earth. Ocean Digest, 2 (1) p 7-8. ISSN: 23941928 PDF
  18. BAST, F. 2015. Taxonomic reappraisal of Monostromataceae (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) Based on Multi-Locus Phylogeny. Webbia- Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Tailor and Francis, UK) 70 (1): 43-57 DOI: 10.1080/00837792.2015.1004845 PDF
  19. BAST, F., KUBOTA, S. AND OKUDA, K. 2015. Phylogeographic Assessment of Panmictic Monostroma Species from Kuroshio Coast, Japan Reveals Sympatric Speciation. Journal of Applied Phycology (IF:2.5) DOI 10.1007/s10811-014-0452-x PDF
  20. BAST, F., JOHN, A.A. AND BHUSHAN, S. 2015.Cladophora goensis- a bloom forming marine algae from Goa, India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences (Accepted) (IF:0.57) PDF
  21. SINGH, P AND BAST, F. 2015. Molecular Docking Study of Natural Compounds against Non Receptor Protein Tyrosine Kinases Src. International Journal of Pharmacy 5(2): 561-567
  22. SINGH, P AND BAST, F. 2015. High-throughput virtual screening, identification and in vitro biological evaluation of novel inhibitors of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3. Medicinal Chemistry Research (IF:1.612) Accepted PDF


1.        BAST, F., 2014. Creatures of India: Guide to Animals in India with up-to-date systematics. New Delhi Publishers, ISBN: 9789381274484

2.        BAST, F., JOHN, A.A. AND BHUSHAN, S. 2014. Strong endemism of bloom-forming tubular Ulva in Indian west coast, with description of Ulva paschima Sp. Nov. (Ulvales, Chlorophyta). PLoS ONE 9(10): e109295. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109295 (IF:3.73) PDF

3.        BAST, F. 2014. Secret of waking-up fresh and having a great day! Science Reporter 51 (9) 11, Published by CSIR-NISCAIR PDF

4.        BAST, F., BHUSHAN, S AND JOHN, A.A. 2014. DNA Barcoding of a new record of epi-endophytic green algae Ulvella leptochaete (Ulvellaceae, Chlorophyta) in India. Journal of Biosciences 39:711-716 (IF:1.8) PDF

5.        SINGH, P AND BAST, F 2014. Insilco Molecular Docking Study Of Natural Compounds On Wild and Mutated Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor. Medicinal Chemistry Research 23(12):5074-5085(IF:1.61) PDF

6.        BAST, F 2014. Seaweeds in Japanese Culture: An analysis of medieval Waka poetry. The Phycologist (UK) 86:24-27 ISSN:0965-5301 PDF

7.        BAST, F., BHUSHAN, S. AND JOHN, A.A. 2014. Morphological and molecular assessment of native carrageenophyte Hypnea valentiae (Cystocloniaceae, Gigartinales) in Indian Subcontinent Phykos 44(1) 52-58 ISSN: 0554-1182 PDF

8.        BAST, F 2014. Seaweeds: Ancestors of land plants with rich diversity. Resonance, 19(2) 1032-1043 ISSN: 0971-8044 PDF

9.        BAST, F., RANI P, AND MEENA D, 2014 Chloroplast DNA Phylogeography of Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) in Indian Subcontinent, The Scientific World Journal (IF:1.731), vol. 2014, Article ID 847482, 6 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/847482 PDF

10.     BAST, F 2014. An Illustrated Review on Cultivation and Life History of Agronomically Important Seaplants. In Seaweed: Mineral Composition, Nutritional and Antioxidant Benefits and Agricultural Uses, Eds Vitor Hugo Pomin, 39-70. Nova Publishers, New York ISBN: 978-1-63117-571-8 PDF



1.        BAST, F. 2013 “Sequence-based Phylogeography of Seaweeds: How current distribution is shaped by accumulation of past?”, Kuroshio Science (Japan) 7(1) 103-106 ISSN:1882-823X PDF

2.        SINGH, P AND BAST, F 2013 Insulin Receptor (IR) and Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor 1(IGF-1R) Signaling Systems: Novel Treatment Strategies for Cancer. Medical Oncology (IF:2.147) December 2013, 31:805 doi:10.1007/s12032-013-0805-3 PDF

3.        BAST, F 2013 Agronomy and Cultivation Methods for Edible Seaweeds. Int. J. Agriculture and Food Science Technology. 4 (7): 661-666 ISSN: 22493050 PDF

4.        SINGH, P AND BAST, F 2013 Multitargeted molecular docking study of plant-derived natural products on Phosphoinositide-3 Kinase pathway components. Medicinal Chemistry Research (IF:1.612) DOI: 10.1007/s00044-013-0774-2 PDF

5.        BAST, F 2013. Sequence Similarity Search, Multiple Sequence Alignment, Model Selection, Distance Matrix and Phylogeny Reconstruction. Nature Protocol Exchange. (IF: 7.96) Nature Publishing Group. doi: 10.1038/protex.2013.065 Accessible at: PDF




1.        BAST, F. 2012. Cancer Phylogenetics: Computational Modeling of Tumor Evolution.In: Bioinformatics: Genome Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Eds: Editors: Renu Tuteja Nova Publishers, New York. ISBN: 978-1-62100-913-9  pp. 211-230 PDF

2.        BAST, F. 2012 Systematics and Taxonomic Keys for the Marine Green Algal Family Monostromataceae. In Algae: Ecology, Economic Uses and Environmental Impact Eds: Dagmar Krueger and Helga Meyer, Nova Publishers, New York.  ISBN: 978-1-62081-280-8 Pp 105-120 PDF



1.        BAST, F 2011 Monostroma: the Jeweled Seaweed for Future (BOOK). LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8473-2710-3 PDF




1.        BAST, F., and K. OKUDA. 2010. Gametangial Ontogeny in Intertidal Green Alga:  Monostroma latissimum (Kützing) Wittrock. International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology. 2: 11-15. PDF

2.        BAST, F. 2010. Comparative Ecophysiology and Phylogeography of Monostroma in Southern Japan. Ph.D Thesis, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan. PDF




1.        BAST, F., M. HIRAOKA, and K. OKUDA. 2009. Spatiotemporal Sex Ratios of a Dioecious Marine Green Alga: Monostroma latissimum (Kützing) Wittrock. International Journal on Algae. 11: 141-150. PDF

2.        BAST, F., S. SHIMADA, M. HIRAOKA, and K. OKUDA. 2009. Asexual life history by biflagellate zoids in Monostroma latissimum (Ulotrichales). Aquatic Botany (IF:2.250) 91: 213-218. PDF

3.        BAST, F., S. SHIMADA, M. HIRAOKA, and K. OKUDA. 2009. Seasonality and thallus ontogeny of edible seaweed Monostroma latissimum (Kützing) Wittrock (Chlorophyta, Monostromataceae) from Tosa Bay, Kochi, Japan. Hydrobiologia (IF:1.985) 630: 161-167. PDF


Conference proceedings

BAST F, OKUDA K. (2009) Gametangial ontogeny in the intertidal green algae: Monostroma latissimum. 57th Winter meeting of the British Phycological Society at the Natural  History Museum, London January, 2009

Abstracts of oral (which is same as Aquatic Botany paper above) and poster presentations appeared in The Phycologist

Monographs and theses

BAST F (2010) "Ecophysiology and Phylogeography of Green Algae Monostroma from Southern Japan". PhD thesis, Kochi University, Japan. Download PDF


    BAST F (2008) Environmentalism in Classical and Modern Japan

    BAST F (2007) The most important thing, to sustain life

    BAST F (2004) Of scientists and their patriotism


    BAST F (2009) Mainichi National Newspaper (Published on July 20, 2009), Japan

Popular science

    BAST F (2004) Ca2+, an ion of Biological Cybernetics! (Published at BBC Online). Google Scholar Citation Report

Educational Posters

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