LAMBDA CYHALOTHRIN INTOXICATION INDIVIDUALLY AND IN COMBINATION WITH PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE ON THE BEHAVIOUR OF ALBINO RATS

Archana Chaudhary1,Sonia Goyal2,Leena Bhardwaj3 and Abhishek Swami1 1Department of Environmental Science (FPS), SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India2Faculty of Agriculture Sciences,SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India3Department of Forensic Science, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India(Email: dr.archana57@gmail.com)Received: 24-07-2018 Accepted: 10-10-2018 AbstractLambda Cyhalothrin, was the first insecticide to be approved by the World Health Organisation Pesticide Evaluation Scheme for the control of vectors of malaria and other tropical diseases with no cases of accidental poisoning in humans but now it is posing threat to health of human Read More …

IMPORTANCE OF OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRYAS POLLUTION INDICATOR:A BRIEF REVIEW

Neetu Nimesh* and Seema Jain Research laboratory, Department of Zoology, RG (PG) College, CCSU, Meerut, UP, India*[Email ID- neetunimesh25@gmail.com]Received: 31-10-2018 Revised:13-11-2018 Accepted: 15-11-2018 AbstractOtolith microchemistry has been used for last three decades in various studies such as life history, migration pattern and environmental ecology of fish stock of commercial importance. The concentration of elements and isotopes in otoliths are compared to those in the water in which the fish inhabits. The accumulation of heavy metals in fish otoliths depends on a number of Read More …

FORENSIC EXAMINATION OF GORAL SAMPLES SEIZED UNDER WILDLIFE OFFENCE CASES IN INDIA USING DNA BASED TECHNIQUES

Malay Ashvinkumar Shukla1,2*, Bheem Dutt Joshi2, Ved Prakash Kumar2, Satish Kumar1, Anil Kumar Mehta1, Surendra Prakash Goyal2 1Laboratory of Forensic Biology and Biotechnology, Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar – 382007, Gujarat, India.2Wildlife Institute of India, Post Box # 18, Chandrabani, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.*(Email Id: malayshukla29@gmail.com)Received: 21-09-2018 Accepted: 05-10-2018 AbstractPresent study is aimed to identify species of Himalayan goral distributed in Indian Himalayan region using mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase I gene. Himalayan Goral is in illegal trade for consumption of its Read More …

FISHERIES CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES AND FISH CATCH FROM GOBIND SAGAR RESERVOIR: YEARS 2006 – 2012

Krishan Lal1 and Anish Dua2 1Department of Zoology, NSCBM Govt. College, Hamirpur -177 005 (H. P.), India2Aquatic Biology Lab., Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – 143 005 (Punjab), India(1E mail: krishanlaldaroch@gmail.com)Received: 22-09-2018 Accepted: 22-10-2018 AbstractGobind Sagar Reservoir was created in 1963 by constructing 226 m high, straight gravity dam across river Sutlej at village Bhakra (31° 25´ N and 76 ° 25´E). Fish catch by fisheries co-operatives during years 2006 to 2012 was observed.Fishes were caught by applying gill Read More …

ENZYMATIC NANO-MATERIAL BASED HYBRID SENSORS FOR ORGANO-PHOSPHATE NEUROTOXIN RESIDUE DETECTION: A REVIEW

Othman M. Hakami* Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia[Corresponding author E-mail*: omhakami@jazanu.edu.sa]Received: 17-08-2018 Revised:25-09-18 Accepted: 01-10-2018 AbstractIn the recent years, environmental pollution has become a major global concern due to its adverse effects on human health. This environment contamination is primarily attributed to the extensive use of organo-phosphorus pesticides in agriculture and public health pest control. These toxic agents are affecting air and soil, as well as water resources. Therefore, rapid, sensitive, selective and reliable detection of these toxic Read More …

ENVIRONMENTAL REPERCUSSIONS OF ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES ON WATER QUALITY OF RIVER GANGA IN UTTARAKHAND

*Matta, Gagan1, Dhingra, G. K.2, Kumar, Avinash1, Kumar, Pawan1, Nayak, Anjali1, Kumar, Naveen2 2Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar1Department of Botany, Govt. P.G. College, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand*Email: drgaganmatta@gkv.ac.inReceived: 11-11-2018 Accepted: 12-12-2018 AbstractThe assessment of the Ganga River System at Rishikesh was investigated at five different sites (Uttarkashi, Tehridam, Koteshwar, Devprayag and Pashulok barrage) forthree different years 2015-2018. A total of sixteen water quality parameters (Temperature, conductivity, turbidity, total solids: TS, dissolved oxygen: DO, biochemical oxygen demand: BOD, free CO2, Read More …

ENDANGERED MANGROVE VEGETATION OF BARRINGTONIA RACEMOSA REPORTED FROM POOVAR SOUTH COAST OF INDIA FOR CONSERVATION CONCERN

S. Premjith, Prasanth and Jayasree, N. S. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies,Sasthamangalam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (Email:drpremjith@rediffmail.com)Received: 17-07-2018 Revised: 23-07-2018 Accepted: 24-08-2018 AbstractPoovar is a popular tourist town in the Trivandrum district, Kerala state, west coast of India. This village has a beautiful sandy beach and bar-built estuary which attract tourists. The vegetation along the Poovar estuary has high degree of diversity and paleoendemism. Anthropogenic intervention has fragmented vegetation of Poovar estuary and many species are under the threat of extinction. They are Read More …

EFFECT OF SOME HORMONES ON METABOLIC RATES IN A FRESHWATER FISH, MYSTUS VITTATUS (BLOCH)

Tulika Das and Vijay Kumar* P.G. Department of Zoology, Z.A. Islamia (P.G.) College, Siwan(*E-mail : k.drvijay@yahoo.in)Received: 04-09-2018 Accepted: 04-10-2018 AbstractEffect of some hormones and pharmacological drugs on oxygen uptake and equivalent energy utilization (E.E.U) has been made in an air breathing fish, Mystus vittatus (Bloch). The value for oxygen uptake (mlo2/h) and E.E.U (K. cal/h) in control (45.0±1.5g) were 4.512 mlo2/h and 0.0216 K.cal/h, respectively. Treatment of hydrocortisone, adrenaline, progesterone and thiouracil bring about significant decrease while the treatment of testosterone and L-thyroxine Read More …

EFFECT OF JASMONATES ON OSMO-PROTECTANTS IN BRASSICA OLERACEA L. VAR. ITALICA, CAPITATA AND BOTRYTIS

Geetika Sirhindi1, Ruqia Mushtaq1,2, Sarvajeet Singh Gill2, Shruti Kaushik1 and Neha Dogra1 1Plant Physiology Lab., Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002, India 2Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology Lab, Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak – 124 001,India [Corresponding author E-mail: ruqiamushtaq92@gmail.com]Received: 17-10-2018 Accepted: 10-11-2018 AbstractThe present study focuses on the impact of Jasmonic acid and Methyl jasmonate (JA; Me-JA;1 μM, 1 nM and 1 pM) supplementation on osmo-protectants in the form of proline and glycine betaine in 10 day Read More …

DELINEATING CRITICAL AREAS FOR GROUND WATER USING GIS-A CASE STUDY OF BENGALURU, INDIA

Parvathi Jayasankar and Sridar Babu M N Department of Natural Resources, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India,The Energy and Resources Institute, SRC- Bengaluru, India[ Corresponding author E-mail: parvaticnair@hotmail.com]Received: 14-11-2018 Revised:17-11-2018 Accepted: 27-11-2018 AbstractBengaluru urban region which is a major water user group in Karnataka, one of the southern states of India, is the economic epicentre of the state. The garden city of India-Bengaluru-is the only metropolitan city in the nation, having no perennial water source in the neighbourhood. City Read More …