VARIETAL RESPONSES OF BARLEY, HORDEUM VULGARE ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF RICE WEEVIL

VARIETAL RESPONSES OF BARLEY, HORDEUM VULGARE ( LINN.) ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF RICE WEEVIL, SITOPHILUS ORYZAE LINN. (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE) B. S.Chandel, S.P. Srivastava* and S.S. Trivedi Department of Zoology, .D.B.S.College., Kanpur.-208 016 (U. P.)-India *Department of Zoology .D.A-V. College, Kanpur.-208 001 [e-mail: drbschandelsmailbox@rediffmail.com] Abstract: Experiments were conducted to test the fifteen barley varieties for their responses on growth and development of rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae Linn. The maximum pre-oviposition period was recorded (8.67days) on variety K898 followed by K8909 Read More …

ULTRASTRUCTURE OF ADHESIVE ORGANS OF TWO AQUATIC INSECTS  INHABITING HIGHLAND HILLSTREAMS

ULTRASTRUCTURE OF ADHESIVE ORGANS OF TWO AQUATIC INSECTS ¬†INHABITING HIGHLAND HILLSTREAMS M.S. Johal, Manesh Kumar* and Y.K. Rawal Fish and Fisheries Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh – 160014, India. *Department of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Chamba (HP) [e-mail: johalms45@gmail.com] Abstract: Primarily to understand the exact mechanism of attachment in the fast flowing torrential water of hillstreams, investigations were carried out to understand the process/mechanism of adhesion in aquatic insects to the wide variety of substrates present in the Read More …

THE NEST, NESTING BEHAVIOUR AND INDUCED PREPONED EMERGENCE IN ICTERANTHIDIUM SINAPINUM

THE NEST, NESTING BEHAVIOUR AND INDUCED PREPONED EMERGENCE IN ICTERANTHIDIUM SINAPINUM (COCKERELL): A TROPICAL DESERT BEE (HYMENOPTERA, APOIDEA, MEGACHILIDAE) Rajiv K. Gupta and R. K. Naval Department of Zoology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, 342 005, India Abstract: Wild and solitary bees of genus Icteranthidium Michener (Family Megachilidae, Subfamily Megachilinae, Tribe Anthidiini) are found in western Rajasthan, Punjab and adjacent area of Pakistan. Numerous nests of Icteranthidium sinapinum (Cockerell) were collected from the neighbouring country sides of Jodhpur. Female constructed Read More …

THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF THE EARTHWORM AMYNTHAS ALEXANDRI IN DIFFERENT FOOD SOURCES

THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF THE EARTHWORM AMYNTHAS ALEXANDRI IN DIFFERENT FOOD SOURCES D. Goswami, H. Pandey, R. Bisht and B.R. Kaushal Department of Zoology, Kumaun University Campus, Nainital-263002 Abstract: Quantitative observations on the biology of A. alexandri were made in cow manure and field soil over a period of 180-195 days. The study revealed that copulation is not a prerequisite for production of viable cocoons, indicating that A. alexandri may be parthenogenetic. A higher growth rate in cow manure Read More …

STUDIES ON THE EFFECT OF CADMIUM AND CHROMIUM ON SEED GERMINATION AND EARLY GROWTH PARAMETERS OF SUNFLOWER

STUDIES ON THE EFFECT OF CADMIUM AND CHROMIUM ON SEED GERMINATION AND EARLY GROWTH PARAMETERS OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.) Praveen Sharma* and Vivek Srivastava *Deptt. of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar – 125001, India. Department of Botany, Dayanand Post Graduate College, Hisar – 125001, India. [*Corresponding Author: praveenksharma@hotmail.com] Abstract: Cadmium and Chromium are considered as serious environmental pollutants. Soil contaminated with these metals is hard to remediate. Phytoremediation may be a feasible Read More …

STUDIES ON RECYCLING OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE BY EARTHWORM

STUDIES ON RECYCLING OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE BY EARTHWORM, EISENIA FOETIDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENT S. S. Patole* and B. C. More * Dept. of Zoology, V. V. M’s, S. G. Patil ASC College, Sakri, Dist- Dhulia (M. S.) Sakri- 424 304. Dept. of Zoology, Karmveer A. M. Patil ASC College, Pimplaner, Dist- Dhulia (M. S.) [e-mail: sspatole63@hotmail.com] Abstract: In present investigation, the epigeic species of earthworm, Eisenia foetida have been tested for decomposition of agricultural refuse along with soil Read More …

STUDIES ON GONADAL HORMONES AND DRUG ON OXYGEN UPTAKE IN TWO SPECIES OF FRESH WATER TELEOSTS

STUDIES ON GONADAL HORMONES AND DRUG ON OXYGEN UPTAKE IN TWO SPECIES OF FRESH WATER TELEOSTS Prabhu Prasad and Vijay Kumar P.G. Department of Zoology, Z.A. Islamia College, Siwan (Bihar) Abstract: The effect of gonadal hormones and drug administration on oxygen consumption were studied in two species of fresh water teleosts namely Rita rita (Ham.) and Oreachromis (Tilapia) mossambicus (Peters). The treatment of testosterone propionate caused highly significant increase in oxygen uptake as compared to control in both the species Read More …

STABLE FREEZE DRIED ANTIGEN FROM LEISHMANIA DONOVANI PROMASTIGOTES FOR SERODIAGNOSIS OF KALA-AZAR

STABLE FREEZE DRIED ANTIGEN FROM LEISHMANIA DONOVANI PROMASTIGOTES FOR SERODIAGNOSIS OF KALA-AZAR BY DIRECT AGGLUTINATION TEST (DAT) Suman Gupta, Suman Mishra* and G.K.Jain** Divisions of Parasitology, Pharmacokinetics & Metabolism *Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow-226001 **Department of Applied Animal Sciences , B.B. Ambedkar (Central) University, Raebareli Road, Lucknow-226025 [Corresponding author: gupta_suman@yahoo.com] Abstract: Amongst several serological tests reported for the diagnosis of VL, Direct Agglutination Test (DAT) is promising in meeting these requirements. DAT makes use of aqueous (AQ) antigen prepared from Read More …

SPECIES COMPOSITION AND ABUNDANCE OF COCCINELLID BEETLES IN AGRICULTURAL FIELDS

SPECIES COMPOSITION AND ABUNDANCE OF COCCINELLID BEETLES IN AGRICULTURAL FIELDS OF DISTRICT BIJNOR (U.P.), INDIA Pushpendra K. Sharma, P. C. Joshi* and T. C. Sharma** Department of Zoology, D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun-248001 (U.K.), India *Department of Zoology and Env. Science, Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, (U.K.), India **Malaria Research centre, BHEL, Hardwar [e-mail <pushp_phd@yahoo.com] Abstract: Survey of predatory and phytophagous Coccinellid beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) was conducted in the agricultural field of Bijnor District, India, during 2008-09. A total of 1365 specimens Read More …

SEASONAL VARIATION IN PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF MANSAGAR LAKE

SEASONAL VARIATION IN PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF MANSAGAR LAKE, JAIPUR Kavita Sahni, Pooja Silotia, and Chandra Prabha Department of Zoology, Vedic kanya PG College, Raja Park, Jaipur- 302004 Abstract: The monthly sampling was done from Mansagar Lake for the study of variation in physico-chemical parameters of water in premonsoon and postmonsoon period (2009). Mansagar is a large man made water body and lies to the north of the historic city Jaipur. Study revealed that lake is alkaline in nature. The hardness Read More …