STUDIES ON MOLECULAR DIVERGENCE IN INDIAN POTATO GENOTYPES THROUGH RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA MARKERS

STUDIES ON MOLECULAR DIVERGENCE IN INDIAN POTATO GENOTYPES THROUGH RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA MARKERS Atul M. Pradhan, Rupsanatan Mandal, Kisor Kumar Sarkar, Amitava Konar and Jayanta Tarafdar Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India email: atulprdhn16@gmail.com Received: 18-09-2014 Accepted: 28-11-2014 Abstract: Potato popularly known as ‘The king of vegetables’, has emerged as fourth most important food crop in India after rice, wheat and maize. Now, India became the second largest producer of potato. Though, during the recent Read More …

STUDIES ON CHEMICAL AND CONVENTIONAL WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF KHARIF ONION

STUDIES ON CHEMICAL AND CONVENTIONAL WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF KHARIF ONION (ALLIUM CEPA L.) Okesh Chandrakar, Amit Dixit, Praveen Kumar Sharma and Omesh Takur Department of Horticulture, IGKV Raipur (C.G.) email:okeshchandrakar123@gmail.com Received: 10-01-2014 Accepted: 17-02-2014 Abstract: An experiment was carried out to study on chemical and conventional weed management practices on growth and yield of kharif onion (Allium cepa L.) was conducted in kharif seasons of years 2013-14 in a randomized block design with nine treatments Read More …

SOCIO-ECONOMIC RELEVANCE OF HOMEGARDENS IN THE FRINGE VILLAGES OF CLOUDED LEOPARD NATIONAL PARK

SOCIO-ECONOMIC RELEVANCE OF HOMEGARDENS IN THE FRINGE VILLAGES OF CLOUDED LEOPARD NATIONAL PARK, TRIPURA P. Roy1 and A. Arunachalam2 1Tripura Forest Service, Sadar Forest Division, Agartala 799004, Tripura 2Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001 Received: 30-09-2014 Accepted: 05-11-2014 Abstract: Traditional agroforests are known for its biodiversity values vis-à-vis its livelihood attributes. This can provide and balance both tangible (viz., improved production of fuel, fodder and other products) and intangible (viz., C-sequestration, hydrological balance, soil fertility Read More …

SHEEP AND GOAT MEAT CONSUMPTION PATTERNS IN SALEM CITY CORPORATION

SHEEP AND GOAT MEAT CONSUMPTION PATTERNS IN SALEM CITY CORPORATION OF TAMILNADU V. Chandirasekaran and S. Sureshkumar Department of Meat Science and Technology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal – 637 002, Tamil Nadu. e-mail: v.chandirasekaran@gmail.com Received: 29-08-2014 Accepted: 29-09-2014 Abstract: A study was carried out on meat consumption pattern in the three tier-II corporations, namely, Salem, Erode and Madurai of Tamil nadu state. From the selected cities, 60 respondents from Salem Corporation were chosen using multistage random sampling technique Read More …

QUALITY ANALYSIS OF ICE CREAM INCORPORATED WITH MALTO DEXTRIN

QUALITY ANALYSIS OF ICE CREAM INCORPORATED WITH MALTO DEXTRIN C. Pandiyan Department of Dairy Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal- 637 002, Tamil Nadu, email: ch.pandiyan@gmail.com Received: 02-07-2014 Accepted: 09-09-2014 Abstract: Ice cream was prepared by incorporating maltodextrin with the objective of improving the functional quality of ice cream. Ice cream was prepared by incorporating maltodextrin at four different levels viz., 1 (T1), 2 (T2), 3 (T3) and 4 (T4) per cent keeping a control without incorporation of maltodextrin. Read More …

PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONAL ICE CREAM USING INULIN, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE AND LACTOBACILLUS

PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONAL ICE CREAM USING INULIN, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE AND LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS C. Pandiyan Department of Dairy Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal- 637 002, Tamil Nadu, email: ch.pandiyan@gmail.com Received: 25-07-2014 Accepted: 12-09-2014 Abstract: A detailed study was carried out to prepare functional ice cream incorporated with Lactobacillus acidophilus and inulin. Whey protein concentrate (WPC) was incorporated in the ice cream mix to improve the textural and nutritional quality of ice cream samples. A faster melting rate was Read More …

PHYTO-PLANKTON DIVERSITY OF SHARDA RIVER

PHYTO-PLANKTON DIVERSITY OF SHARDA RIVER WITHIN TANAKPUR DISTRICT, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA Shivani Sharma and S.N. Rao Department of Zoology, R.H.G.P.G. College, Kashipur, Udham Singh Nagar shivanisharma1234@gmail.com Received: 25-08-2014 Accepted: 25-11-2014 Abstract: This study is focused on phyto-planktonic diversityof Sharda river water from July 2013 to June 2014. The qualitative evaluation of plankton with seasonal variation and water quality of Sharda River were analyzed. Three groups of phyto-plankton viz. Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae and Cyanophyceae were identified during the study period, Bacillariophyceae were most Read More …

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RAMGANGA RIVER WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO POLLUTION STATUS

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RAMGANGA RIVER WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO POLLUTION STATUS AT MORADABAD AND KALAGARH: A COMPARATIVE STUDY Shweta Rani and Pramod Kumar Department of Zoology, R.H.G.(P.G.) College, Kashipur Udham Singh Nagar-244713 e-mail: shwetaschoolar@gmail.com Received: 25-08-2014 Accepted: 25-11-2014 Abstract: The present study is focused on impact of effluents discharged through industrial wastes and sewage on water quality of Ramganga River. Some selected physico-chemical parameters viz. temperature, pH, transparency dissolved oxygen, bio-chemical oxygen demand, total dissolved solids and velocity were monitored. Read More …

MICRO-BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF RAW AND PASTEURIZED BUFFALO MILK

MICRO-BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF RAW AND PASTEURIZED BUFFALO MILK C. Pandiyan Department of Dairy Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal- 637 002, Tamil Nadu, email: ch.pandiyan@gmail.com Received: 02-07-2014 Accepted: 09-09-2014 Abstract: An investigation was conducted to study the microbiological quality of buffalo milk at Namakkal town. Milk Samples were obtained from the buffaloes were analyzed for standard plate count, coliform count and yeast and mould counts. There was a higher yeast and mould counts were observed in pasteurized buffalo milk Read More …

INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC MANURES, FERTILITY LEVELS AND METHOD OF STORAGE ON STORABILITY OF SOYBEAN

INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC MANURES, FERTILITY LEVELS AND METHOD OF STORAGE ON STORABILITY OF SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX (L.) MERR.) Rachna Rana and Dinesh Badiyala Department of Agronomy, Forages and Grassland Management, CSK HPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, 176 062, India email:rachanarana.plp@gmail.com Received: 05-08-2014 Accepted: 09-09-2014 Abstract: Soybean seeds harvested from a field trial consisting 4 levels of organic manures (control, FYM @ 5 t ha-1, vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1 and FYM @ 2.5 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 1.25 t ha-1) Read More …