ETHNOMEDICINAL SURVEY OF THE RISHIKESH AND NEIGHBOURING AREA

ETHNOMEDICINAL SURVEY OF THE RISHIKESH AND NEIGHBOURING AREA Piyush Kumar Patel, Amit Kumar, Anubha Sharma and Manjul Dhiman Department of Botany KLDAV (PG) College Roorkee, Haridwar, Uttarakhand [e-mail: amit_bio80@yahoo.com] Abstract: Present investigation was carried out to document medicinal uses of plants by local communities (Van Gujjar) residing in and around the Shiwalik hills of Rishikesh and neighboring area. The survey revealed that 89 species of medicinal plants occur in this area. These plants belong to 83 genera and 50 families. Read More …

EFFECT OF DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS OF SPENT MATTER OF OYSTER MUSHROOM

EFFECT OF DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS OF SPENT MATTER (WHEAT STRAW) OF OYSTER MUSHROOM (PLEUROTUS SAJOR CAJU) ON THE GROWTH OF TOMATO PLANT (LYCOPERSICON ESCULENTUM) Hemlata Pant and Gopal Pandey Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development 10/96, Gola Bazar, New Jhusi, Allahabad-211019 (U.P.) Abstract: Different levels of spent matter viz. 50 gram, 100 gram, 150 gram and 200 gram were taken for experimental purpose. The spent matter amended with sterilized soil. Data indicated that all the treatment of spent matter showed Read More …

DESCRIPTIONS OF PUPAE OF CERATINA SMARAGDULA FABRICIUS

DESCRIPTIONS OF PUPAE OF CERATINA (PITHITIS) SMARAGDULA FABRICIUS (HYMENOPTERA, APOIDEA, APIDAE, XYLOCOPINAE, CERATININI) Rajiv K. Gupta Department of Zoology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur 342 005, India. [e-mail: beesind@gmail.com] Abstract: This paper presents the description of second stage and mature pupae of Ceratina (Pithitis) smaragdula Fabricius. Several nests of this bee were collected from straws of Saccharum munja placed on the roof of huts in eastern Rajasthan and the adjacent states. Earlier larval stages of five species of genus Ceratina Read More …

COMPARATIVE STUDY ON GROSS PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY AND NET PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY OF NAINITAL AND BHIMTAL LAKES

COMPARATIVE STUDY ON GROSS PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY AND NET PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY OF NAINITAL AND BHIMTAL LAKES OF KUMAON HIMALAYA OF UTTARKHAND STATE, INDIA Vishal Rajput and R. K. Negi Department of Zoology & Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar India 249404 [e-mail: negi_gkv@rediffmail.com] Abstract: In the present investigation, water samples were collected from the lakes of Nainital and Bhimtal from the period of May, 2007 to April, 2009. For the present study three sites were selected from each lake to compare Read More …

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MORPHO-ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND KARYOTYPES OF LOCAL MALLARD DUCK

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MORPHO-ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND KARYOTYPES OF LOCAL MALLARD DUCK AND THE EMIGRANT MALLARD DUCK, FROM SOUTH IRAQ MARSHES Khitam Jassim Al-Karishy and Majeed Hussein Al-Sarry* Vertebrate Department , Marine Science Center , Basrah, University, Iraq *Nursing College, Basrah University, Iraq. [e-mail : majeedalsary@yahoo.com, khitam_36@ yahoo.com] Abstract: The present study was to find out some major aspects of morphology, anatomy, physiology and karyotype differences between emigrant and local mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The study comprised a total of twenty birds Read More …

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FOOD CONSUMPTION ON THREE DIFFERENT HOST PLANTS BY ANTHERAEA

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FOOD CONSUMPTION ON THREE DIFFERENT HOST PLANTS BY ANTHERAEA MYLITTA DRURY (DABA-ECORACE) IN NON DIAPAUSING¬†GENERATION Lily Jaiswal and P.N. Panday Department of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. [e-mail: bluelily_bird@yahoo.co.in] Abstract: Pattern of food consumption was studied from first to fourth instar in Antheraea mylitta Drury on three different host plants in outdoor condition. The amount of food consumption was highest in fourth instar larva. Among the different host plants the food consumption was found to be Read More …

CHANGES IN RENAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING ROUTINE CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY

CHANGES IN RENAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING ROUTINE CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY Suchit Swaroop and Gaurav Tripathi* Department of Zoology, N.S.C.B. Govt. P .G. College, Lucknow (U. P.) *Department of Medical Genetics, S. G. G. I. M. S., Lucknow (U. P.) Abstract: The objective of the research work was to study the changes in renal function within first 24 hours following routine PTCA among consecutive elective patients; the major observations were that most renal dysfunctions post-PTCA have manifested 24- hours post procedure. Read More …

BUTTERFLY DIVERSITY OF DISTRICT NAINITAL UTTARAKHAND

BUTTERFLY DIVERSITY OF DISTRICT NAINITAL UTTARAKHAND (INDIA) Rakhi Tyagi, P.C. Joshi and Naveen C. Joshi* Dept. of Zoology and Environmental Sciences,¬†Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar (U.K.) *Dept. of S.H.M. Amrapali Institute of Technology and Sciences, Haldwani Abstract: The present study was carried out during 2006-2008 to explore the butterfly diversity of district Nainital in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. A total of 2312 individuals were collected during the study period, representing 76 species of 15 families. Pieridae was the most dominant Read More …

ANTIFEEDANT ACTIVITY OF NEEM, DHAREK, TOON, AGAINST SPILARCTIA

ANTIFEEDANT ACTIVITY OF NEEM, (AZADIRACHTA INDICA JUSS), DHAREK, (MELIA AZEDARACH LINN), TOON, (TOONA CILIATA M. ROEM) AGAINST SPILARCTIA OBLIQUA WALKER (LEPIDOPTERA : ARCTIIDAE) A.K.S. Chauhan, A. P. Singh and B.S. Chandel* Department of Zoology, Narain College, Sikohabad (U.P.) lndia *Department of Zoology, D.B.S. College, Kanpur (U.P.) lndia Abstract: Present study deals with comparative bio-efficacy of certain plant products against Bihar hairy caterpillar, Spilarctia obliqua Walk. (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Laboratory experiments were conducted to test the antifeedant efficacy of five Meliaceous plant Read More …

AMBIENT AIR QUALITY AT MAJOR TRAFFIC CIRCLES OF JAMMU CITY

AMBIENT AIR QUALITY AT MAJOR TRAFFIC CIRCLES OF JAMMU CITY Anil K. Raina and Chand Bala Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Jammu, Jammu- 180006 Abstract: Air quality monitoring with respect to suspended particulate matter (RSPM, NRSPM, TSPM) and gases (SO2, NO2,) was conducted in four traffic circles (Amphalla chowk, Dogra chowk, Bikram chowk, and Satwari chowk) and one sensitive zone (University campus) . The studies revealed that annual average of RSPM, NRSPM, TSPM remained higher as compared to the Read More …