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VERMI-COMPOSTING POTENTIAL OF TWO ENDEMIC EARTHWORM SPECIES AMYNTHAS GRACILIS AND OCTOLASION CYANEUM OF KUMAUN HIMALAYAS COMPARED TOEISENIA FETIDA(AN EXOTIC SPECIES)

Neha Rajwar, Satpal Singh Bisht and Vinay Singh Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, Uttarakhand, India [Email: rajwar.neha@gmail.com]Received: 06-07-2018 Revised: 18-07-2018 Accepted: 09-10-2018 AbstractHill agriculture ensures the sustainability of life at high altitude areas in Kumaun Himalayas. The cultivators by default depend on organic farming solely, as there is no or low practice of using inorganic fertilizers and pesticides responsible for loss of soil fertility. The leaves of common oak tree Quercus leucotrichophora are rich in nutrients which can be released from Read More …

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ULTRASTRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE SYNOVIUM OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Deepti Bhatt, Amit Kumar Verma, Rameez Hasan, Shahbaz Khan, Vassiuddin Khan, Syed Mansoor Ali and Kapil Dev* Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India*corresponding author email: kdev@jmi.ac.in, smansoor@jmi.ac.inReceived: 27-11-2018 Revised:04-12-2018 Accepted: 06-12-2018 AbstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is chronic, systemic and autoimmune inflammatory joint disease which causes cartilage and bone destruction leading to ultrastructural alterations. Therefore, it is important to study ultrastructural changes for diagnosis of the disease. Osteoarthritis (OA) and RA synovium was obtained from patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. Electron microscopic Read More …

AN OBSERVATION ON THE TAXONOMIC COMPOSITION, RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND SEASONAL VARIATION OF ODONATE (DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES) FAUNA OF CHAUBATIA GARDEN RANIKHET, ALMORA, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Fasuil Farooq and Manoj Kumar Arya* Insect Biodiversity Laboratory, Department of Zoology,D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002, Uttarakhand, India[*E-mail: dr.manojkumar19@rediffmail.com]Received: 18-09-2018 Accepted: 10-10-2018 AbstractThe present investigation was aimed as a pilot study to assess the diversity, abundance and taxonomic composition of order Odonata in Chaubatia Garden Ranikhet during July 2016 to June 2018. Observations were carried out at monthly interval during both the years. A total of 392 Odonates belonging to 12 species, 8 genera and 4 families were recorded. The family Read More …

ASSESSING THE SUITABILITY OF RIVER WATER QUALITY FOR IRRIGATION- STUDY OF BHIMA RIVER FROM ITS ORIGIN TO UJJANI RESERVOIR IN PUNE DISTRICT

Dhere Amar M.1 and Pondhe Goraksh M.2 1Dept. of Science, Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous)S.N.D.T. Women’s University Mumbai, India,400049Email- prof.amardhere@gmail.com2Department of Environmental Science, P.V.P. College, Pravaranagar, India, 413713Email-pondhegm@gmail.comReceived: 15-10-2018 Accepted: 29-11-2018 AbstractPresent study intends to find the suitability of Bhima river water in study area for irrigation. Soil Quality Index (SQI) is judgmental tool for sustainable agriculture practice. Water quality was detected through various cationic (Ca++, Mg++, Na++, K+) and anionic (Cl-) parameters over 19 sampling stations over Bhima Read More …

FURTHER STUDIES ON THREE SPECIES OF GENUS EUTHRIX MEIGEN (LEPIDOPTERA: BOMBYCOIDEA: LASIOCAMPIDAE) FROM NORTH-WEST INDIA

Sujata Saini, Amritpal Singh Kaleka* and Devinder Singh Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University Patiala- 147 002, India(Emails: sujatasaini1@gmail.com, apskaleka@gmail.com)Received: 16-10-2018 Accepted: 31-10-2018 AbstractThree species namely Euthrix isocyma (Hampson), Euthrix fox (Zolotuhin and Witt) and Euthrix laeta (Walker) have been taxonomically treated from North-West India. The external morphological features such as wing maculation, venation along with external genitalic structures of these species have been described and illustrated in detail. A key to the studied species has also been formulated.Keywords: Euthrix, fox, isocyma, Read More …

STATUS OF RAPTORS IN FOREST HABITAT INAND AROUND NAINITAL LAKE, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Vinay Singh1, Satpal Singh Bisht2 and Neha Rajwar3 Department of Zoology, D.S.B. Campus Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, Uttarakhand, India [Corresponding author: singhvinay.vs93@gmail.com]Received: 02-11-2018 Accepted: 28-11-2018 AbstractPresent study was conducted in and around Nainital Lake to understand the status of raptors in forest habitats.Observational investigations carried out using avian study field binocular and DSLR camera and line transect method was adopted for bird counting. Fourteen species of raptors belonging to family Accipitridae and Strigidae were recorded during study period i.e.February 2017- March 2018. Steppe Eagle Read More …

STATUS, POPULATION SIZE AND CONSERVATION OF RHESUS MONKEY, MACACA MULATTA (ZIMMERMAN, 1780) IN DUMRAON, BIHAR, INDIA

Suday Prasad, Reyaz Ahmad and M. B. Thakur Veer Kunwar Singh College of Agriculture, Dumraon – 802136 Bihar, India (Email: sudayprasad@yahoo.co.in)Received: 20-09-2018 Accepted: 01-11-2018 AbstractDumraon is one of the oldest municipalities of Bihar and one of India’s oldest princely states. Among mammals, Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is one of the best-known species of old world monkeys. There are numerous populations of non-human primates (M. mulatta) living around the Rajgardh fort Dumraon, Buxar (Bihar). However, presently they are losing conservational support with rapid increases Read More …

SPECIES COMPOSITION AND PREVALENCE OF DUST MITES IN FLOUR MILL OF DHANBAD DISTRICT, JHARKHAND

Manju Kumari Saw1*, Sudhir Krishna Bharati2, Shailendra Kumar Sinha1 1Department of Zoology, P. K. Roy Memorial College, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826 0042Industrial Biotechnology and Waste Utilisation Group, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 828 108*(E-mail: manjukrisaw@gmail.com)Received: 06-08-2018 Accepted: 26-11-2018 AbstractDust mites are very potent indoor allergen, live in close association with human being and cause several types of allergic disorders, but still there is limited knowledge about species composition and abundance of dust mites in different human habitats, especially in Jharkhand. Read More …

SEX RELATED VARIATIONS IN SOME HEMATOLOGICAL VALUES OF A FRESHWATER CATFISH HETEROPNEUSTES FOSSILIS (BLOCH.)

Induja Mishra*, B. D. Joshi and Namita Joshi Department of Zoology and  Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India*Email-89induja@gmail.comReceived: 01-12-2018 Accepted: 10-12-2018 AbstractThis study reveals sex related variations in the Indian catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. The haematological parameters include total erythrocyte count (TEC), total leucocyte count (TLC), haemoglobin (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV), red cell indices (MCH, MCHC, MCV), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), glucose, differential leukocyte count (DLC) and Differential erythrocyte count (DEC). It was observed that the values of the total erythrocyte count (TEC), Read More …

THE PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF TURKEY (MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO) MEAT BALLS ENRICHED WITH OATS FIBRE

P. Sivakumar* and S.Karthika Department of Livestock Products Technology (Meat Science),Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkkal – 637 002.Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University(*E – mail: drsivatn@gmail.com)Received: 20-09-2018 Accepted: 26-10-2018 AbstractDietary fibre is now being used as most common functional ingredients as fat replacer, volume enhancer, binder and stabilizer. Most people are more conscious about reduced fat in the diet, balanced protein sources and more importantly inclusion of recommended level of dietary fibres sources in the daily diet. Since meat is Read More …