NEW RECORD OF FISH DIVERSITY IN THE LUNI RIVER AT SANCHORE REGION OF RAJASTHAN STATE

NEW RECORD OF FISH DIVERSITY IN THE LUNI RIVER AT SANCHORE REGION OF RAJASTHAN STATE H. S. Banyal and Sanjeev Kumar* Desert Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur-342005, Rajasthan, India. Email: dr.harinderbanyal@gmail.com *Email: dr.kumarsanjeev@gmail.com Received: 01-04-2014 Accepted: 28-04-2014 Abstract: Present paper deals with studies on fish diversity of Luni River at Sanchore region of Jalore district of Rajasthan state. Luni is a seasonal river of Western Rajasthan and due to intermittent release of surplus water from Narmada Canal into Read More …

LIFE HISTORY OF COMMON CUTWORM, SPODOPTERA LITURA

LIFE HISTORY OF COMMON CUTWORM, SPODOPTERA LITURA FABR. (NOCTUIDAE:  LEPIDOPTERA) UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS Kanchan Bhandari, Raveesh Tripathi and B.R. Kaushal Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002 (U.K.), India E-mail: kanchanbhandari.ntl@gmail.com Received: 24-05-2014 Accepted: 15-06-2014 Abstract: Spodoptera litura, a Lepidopterous pest was reared under laboratory conditions at temperature 20-250C, relative humidity 35-45 % and fed with cabbage, Brassica oleracea var. capitata. Female laid eggs which were covered with hair like scales. Freshly laid eggs were spherical in shape and pale green Read More …

POLY-CYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAH) IN THE AMBIENT AIR OF ROHTAK CITY

POLY-CYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAH) IN THE AMBIENT AIR OF ROHTAK CITY, INDIA Poonam Dalal, Vinay Malik, Dhruva Chaudhry* and Vineeta Shukla# Department of Zoology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124001, India *Department of Medicine and Critical Care, Pt. B.D.S. University of Health Sciences, Rohtak-124001, India # Corresponding author: vinaymalik71@gmail.com Received: 20-05-2014 Accepted: 20-06-2014 Abstract: Healthy life requires clean air. But to attain economic and social development various anthropogenic activities like burning of fossil fuel, vehicular emissions, oil refining processes etc pollute the Read More …

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SEWAGE AT DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SEWAGE AT DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS DILUTED WITH MUNICIPAL TAP WATER UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS Sushil Bhadula and B. D. Joshi* Department of Environmental Science, Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar *Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar Received: 18-04-2014 Accepted: 31-05-2014 Abstract: The present experiment is focused to know the physico-chemical characteristics of sewage at different concentrations following its dilution with drinking tap water under the laboratory conditions. Selected physico-chemical parameters viz. pH, turbidity, total dissolved solids, dissolved Read More …

PERIPHYTON COMMUNITY OF LAKE NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND

PERIPHYTON COMMUNITY OF LAKE NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND Anuharika Chauhan and P. K. Gupta Department of Zoology, D. S. B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002 Email : anu26ch@gmail.com Received: 11-04-2014 Accepted: 16-05-2014 Abstract: The present paper embodies the species richness and community abundance of periphyton on the natural stone substrate in a subtropical Himalayan lake, Lake Nainital. A total of 43 species of periphyton, including zooperiphyton and phytoperiphyton were identified from the lake during 1 year study from April 2011 – March Read More …

WATER QUALITY SURVEY OF THE UPSTREAM OF RIVER GANGES IN KANPUR

WATER QUALITY SURVEY OF THE UPSTREAM OF RIVER GANGES IN KANPUR Harshita Jaiswal, Vijay Tewari* and Atul Tewari** Dept. of Botany, P. P. N. (P.G.) College, Kanpur * Dept. of Botany, D. G. (P.G.) College, Kanpur **Dept. of Chemistry, D. B. S. (P.G.) College, Kanpur Email: hjaiswal12@gmail.com Received: 22-05-2014 Accepted: 22-06-2014 Abstract: Present investigation deals with the distribution of Physico-chemical and Mycological parameters of Upstream River Ganga (Bithoor) at Kanpur during the year of (January, 2009 – December, 2010). The Read More …

TOXIC EFFECT OF Cr (VI) ON SEED GERMINATION INDEX AND SEEDLING VIGOUR INDEX

TOXIC EFFECT OF Cr (VI) ON SEED GERMINATION INDEX (G.I.) AND SEEDLING VIGOUR INDEX (V.I.) IN HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L. VARIETIES Vivek Srivastava and Parveen Sharma* Department of Botany, Dayanand Post Graduate College, Hisar-125001, INDIA. *Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar-125001, INDIA Email : viveksrivastava1969@gmail.com Received: 16-04-2014 Accepted: 15-05-2014 Abstract: Toxicity caused by heavy metals has always influenced various systems of plants including growth and development. Early growth parameters like seed germination index and Read More …

SPECIES DIVERSITY AND FLUCTUATION IN POPULATION DENSITY OF COLEOPTERAN INSECTS

SPECIES DIVERSITY AND FLUCTUATION IN POPULATION DENSITY OF COLEOPTERAN INSECTS OF SHYAMPUR FOREST RANGE IN THE SHIVALIK FOOT HILLS, HARIDWAR, INDIA *Manoj K. Arya, Prakash C. Joshi and A. Agarwal * Department of Zoology, D. S. B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, India Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India Received: 02-05-2014 Accepted: 10-06-2014 Abstract: Species diversity and fluctuation in population density of Coleopteran insects of Shyampur forest range in the Shivalik foot Hills near Haridwar, India Read More …

USE OF DIFFERENT SUPPLEMENTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OYSTER MUSHROOM

USE OF DIFFERENT SUPPLEMENTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OYSTER MUSHROOM (PLEUROTUS SAJOR CAJU) FR. SINGER Hemlata Pant and Gopal Pandey Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development, 10/96, Gola Bazar, New Jhusi, Allahabad-211019 (U.P.) Email: pant_hemlata@yahoo.co.in Received: 12-05-2014 Accepted: 20-06-2014 Abstract: Present study deals with the evaluation of different supplements and wheat straw for the production of oyster mushroom  (P. sajor caju). For the purpose, one substrate viz. wheat straw and different supplements viz. soya bean flour, saw dust, gram Read More …

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION ON THE SONG RIVER IN DEHRADUN

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION ON THE SONG RIVER IN DEHRADUN Shelly Bansal and Namita Joshi Deptt. of Environmental Sciences, Kanya Gurukul Campus, Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar- 249407, India. Received: 26-03-2014 Accepted: 16-04-2014 Abstract: Present work deals with the assessment of physico-chemical parameters of water samples of Song River at Dehradun during 2007-2009. The parameters like colour, odour, temperature, total dissolved solids, total solids, total suspended solids, conductivity, velocity, depth, pH, free CO2, alkalinity, hardness, chlorides, dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, Read More …