BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS OF MALE BENGAL FLORICAN

BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS OF MALE BENGAL FLORICAN (HOUBAROPSIS BENGALENSIS) IN RELATION TO LEK ARCHITECTURE Pushpendra Verma-1*, Dinesh Bhatt-1, V. P. Singh-2 and Navjeevan Dadwal-1 1-Avian Diversity and Bioacoustics Laboratory, Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar 249404, Uttarakhand 2-Department of Zoology, Y.D. College, Lakhimpur Kheri 262701, Uttar Pradesh [Corresponding author E-mail1*: pusverma@gmail.com] Received: 27-04-2016 Accepted: 27-05-2016 Abstract: For critically endangered Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis), there is a gap in the knowledge of behavior in relation to their habitat use inside the Read More …

ANURAN DIVERSITY OF CHAMBAL RIVER IN THE RAJASTHAN STATE

ANURAN DIVERSITY OF CHAMBAL RIVER IN THE RAJASTHAN STATE Sanjeev Kumar-1*and H. S. Banyal-1** 1-Desert Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur-342005, Rajasthan, India. [Corresponding authors E-mail: dr.kumarsanjeev@gmail.com1* and dr.harinderbanyal@gmail.com1**] Received: 22-01-2016 Accepted: 20-05-2016 Abstract: Anurans amongst amphibians are the dominant component of the species diversity in the group. The present paper deals with studies on anuran diversity of the amphibiotic element of the Chambal River in Rajasthan state. Nine species belonging to four families of order Anura were recorded from the Read More …

ANTHROPOGENIC THREATS TO FRESHWATER TURTLES

ANTHROPOGENIC THREATS TO FRESHWATER TURTLES IN UPPER GANGES RIVER WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INDIAN NARROW HEADED SOFT SHELL TURTLE (CHITRA INDICA) Ashutosh Tripathi, Dinesh Bhatt* and Navjeevan Dadwal Avian diversity and Bioacoustics Lab, Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar-249404, Uttarakhand, India [Corresponding author E-mail*: dineshharidwar@gmail.com] Received: 20-01-2016 Accepted: 08-05-2016 Abstract:  In India, the turtle populations have declined drastically during the last few decades as a result of direct and indirect human interventions. To assess the possible threats on freshwater Read More …

AMELIORATION BY SARPAGANDHA ROOT EXTRACT TO COUNTER DNA

AMELIORATION BY SARPAGANDHA ROOT EXTRACT TO COUNTER DNA DAMAGE INDUCED BY CARBOFURAN IN FISH USING RAPD TOOL Vidyanand Tiwari, Manoj Kumar and Sunil P. Trivedi* Environmental Toxicology & Bioremediation Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, India [Corresponding author E-mail*: sat060523@gmail.com] Received: 14-01-2016 Revised: 10-06-2016 Accepted: 12-06-2016 Abstract:  An assessment of ameliorative potential of Rauvolfia serpentina (Sarpagandha) root extract in fresh water food fish, Channa punctatus exposed to a carbamate pesticide, Carbofuran (CF) has been done for various haematological and biochemical parameters and Read More …

ALTERATION IN THE ACTIVITY OF GLUTAMIC PYRUVIC TRANSAMINASE

ALTERATION IN THE ACTIVITY OF GLUTAMIC PYRUVIC TRANSAMINASE IN THE BLOOD OF A FRESH WATER FISH LABEO ROHITA UNDER THE STRESS OF AZODYES Poonam Gupta Dept. of Zoology, D. A. K. College, Moradabad, (U. P.), India [Corresponding author E-mail: poonamgupta2909@gmail.com] Received: 21-02-2016 Revised: 14-03-2016 Accepted: 05-04-2016 Abstract: This study reveals significant alterations in the activity of Glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) enzyme in the blood of a fresh water teleost Labeo rohita when exposed to two azodyes Metanil yellow (4 – aniline azo benzene – Read More …

ACUTE TOXICITY POTENTIAL OF PHORATE – AN ORGANO – PHOSPHATE

ACUTE TOXICITY POTENTIAL OF PHORATE – AN ORGANO – PHOSPHATE INSECTICIDE ON TWO DIFFERENT EARTHWORM SPECIES Suneel Kumar and Satyendra M. Singh* Earthworm Toxicology Unit, Earthworm Ecology and Environmental Research Laboratory, Department of Animal Science, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly-243006 (Uttar Pradesh), India [Corresponding author E-mail*: satyendramsingh@rediffmail.com] Received: 12-03-2016 Revised: 19-03-2016 Accepted: 31-03-2016 Abstract: Several studies have been conducted on the acute toxicity of organophosphates; however very little information is available on the acute toxicity of phorate which is one of Read More …

STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF POULTRY CARCASS MEAL

A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF POULTRY CARCASS MEAL ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF BRINJAL CROP P. Sivakumar Department of Livestock Products Technology(Meat science), Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal -637 002. [Corresponding author E-mail: p.sivakumar@tanuvas.org.in] Received: 14-01-2016 Accepted: 11-05-2016 Abstract:  This study was conducted to reveal the effect of poultry carcass meal as a fertilizer in the growth of brinjal crop and there effect on yield and growth were also studied. The dead birds were collected from poultry farm and the carcass meal Read More …

VARIABILITY AND HERITABILITY STUDIES IN WINGED BEAN

VARIABILITY AND HERITABILITY STUDIES IN WINGED BEAN (PSOPHOCARPUS TETRAGONOLOBUS (L.) DC.) FOR SEED YIELD AND COMPONENT CHARACTERS K. Prasanth*, I. Sreelathakumary and V.A. Celine Department of Olericulture, College of Agriculture, Vellayani 695 522, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. India [Corresponding author E-mail* : kpras.agri@gmail.com] Received: 22-12-2015 Accepted: 17-01-2016 Abstract: In the present study, twenty one diverse genotypes of winged bean from different sources were evaluated for assessing various genetic parameters in different seed characters under Kerala conditions. The analysis of variance showed significant difference among all Read More …

VALIDATION OF BACTERIAL BLIGHT RESISTANCE GENES IN RICE

VALIDATION OF BACTERIAL BLIGHT RESISTANCE GENES IN RICE THROUGH MICROSATELLITE MARKERS Ramaling Hundekar-1, Jayalekshmy V. G.-2, Leenakumary S.-3 And Rajib Das-4 1,2,4-College of Agriculture Vellayani, Kerala and 3-Rice Research Station Moncompu Kerala [Corresponding author E-mail1: ramgpb.hundekar@gmail.com] Received: 07-03-2016 Accepted: 07-05-2016 Abstract:  The present study was undertaken to improve two red kernel rice varieties of Kerala Aiswarya and Prathyasa for BLB resistance. Improved samba mahsuri, Fbr-1-1, PR-114 used as a donors having resistance genes xa13 Xa21, Xa33 and Xa38. Before using the donor and Read More …

UNCOVERING OF COLOR VISION IN TENUALOSA ILISHA

UNCOVERING OF COLOR VISION IN TENUALOSA ILISHA BASED ON EXPRESS OF DUPLICATE COLOR GENE Majeed Hussein Majeed Dentistry College, Misan University, Iraq. [Corresponding author E-mail: khitam_36@yahoo.com] Received: 08-01-2016 Accepted: 14-03-2016 Abstract: A total of 30 fish (Tenualosa ilisha) were used in this study; Isolation of genomic DNA and amplified by multiplex PCR using six sets of primers. The frequency of SWS1 was 28 with OR 14 and CI=95% (1.2-15.3 ). The frequency of LWS was 29 with OR2.07 and CI=95% (0.1-3.1). While the Read More …