February 2014

  1. Florida Tilton, Aneesh Nair, Maany Ramanan and Suganya Devi, V.
    Medicinal plants have been considered as a host of fungal endophytes with novel metabolites of pharmaceutical importance. Most endophytic fungi that live in higher plants are capable of producing secondary metabolites which are medicinally significant components whose activity against pathogens have been studied previously. Hence an effort was...
  2. Jitendra Kumar
    Rapid urbanization and increasing migration from rural areas has led to growth of slums in every city/town, not only in India, but elsewhere in the world. Nearly world’s 1/3rd urban population were lived in slums in 2001. Majority of them were in the developing regions accounting for 43 percent contrast to 6 percent in more developed regions....
  3. Ismail Abou El-ela Ramadan, Ahmed Abdel-Rahman El-sharkawy, Mohammed Taki-eldin Elsherbini, Wafaa Elsoody Yehia and Shuzan Ali Mohammed
    Pneumonia is the most common invasive pneumococcal disease; however, only a small portion of cases can be confirmed by conventional techniques. The present study aimed at comparing the molecular detection of Streptococcal pneumoniae by the standard blood culture in community-acquired pneumonia among Egyptian children. Standard blood culture of...
  4. Mohammad Aadil Khan and Shahabat Husain
    This study describes briefly a survey conducted at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow with the objectives to identify different types of Electronic Information Sources and Services, to find out its awareness and difficulty in use, to examine frequency of use of these resources, purpose to use the E-...
  5. Selvam, M., Ramesh, R., Palanisamy, R., Mohan, A. and Muthu Manokar, A.
    Vertical axis wind turbine power generation equipment can be located at ground level, which makes for easy maintenance. Also, VAWT are Omni -directional, meaning they do not need to be pointed in the direction of the wind to produce power. Finally, there is potential for large power generation with VAWT...
  6. Muntadher Khamees Mustafa Al-karawi
    This paper presents method to detect and accurately locate circle objects in digital image. The propose method consists of two steps. In first step the edge pixels are extracted using Prewitt edge detection algorithm and then a noise removal process is run to remove the non-circle edge points. The second step, Circle Hough Transform (CHT) is...
  7. Sobha, A. Sumangala, R. and Mini P. Balakrishnan
    Tin dioxide thin films are prepared by vacuum coating method using powders made by sol-gel method. The powder doped using different percentages of fluorine, and the electric and optic properties of thin films formed from these are studied. X-ray diffraction pattern studies confirm improvement of crystalline nature as the percentage of fluorine is...
  8. Amaranatha Reddy, M., Vilas Bhagwat Gambhire and Rajeswar Reddy, T.
    Development of superior and high yielding varieties made possible by accumulation of beneficial alleles from vast plant genetic resources existing worldwide. Still, a significant portion of these beneficial/ superior alleles were not used as these were left behind during evolution and domestication. Introducing novel alleles from wild crop plants...
  9. Mohammadi, S. and Rostam Nezhad, H.
    One of the great successes of stellar evolution theory was the explanation of the origin of all elements. Fusion in the early universe produced hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium and boron, the first 5 elements in the periodic table. Other elements, from carbon to iron, were formed by fusion reactions in the cores of stars. The fusion process...
  10. Minaketan Bag
    This Intangible culture is the counterpart of culture, which is tangible or touchable. It includes song, music, drama, skills, crafts, and the other parts of culture that can be recorded but cannot be touched and interacted with/out a vehicle for the culture. This intangible cultural heritage is handed down from generation to generation and is...
  11. Ramesh Kumar, T., Sethuraman, S., Anandaraj, K. and Iyyappan, V.
    Electron microscopic studies on the adult male accessory reproductive glands of Chrysocoris purpureus insects have revealed presence of a single layer of columnar epithelium, characterized by the multi shaped endoplasmic reticulum, polymorphic golgi bodies and vesicles. The male accessory reproductive gland before mating indicates its apocrine...
  12. Dr. Sivakumar, M.
    The contribution of the services sector to the Indian GDP has increased from 43.7 per cent to 51.2 per cent between 1990-91 and 1998-99 (RBI annual report 1998-99). This growth of the service industry can be attributed to changing lifestyles, changing industrial economies and changing technology. And in spite of the pressure of political, legal,...
  13. Nath, T. N.
    Bulk density of a tea estate soil depends on the soil structure. It increases with soil depth due to the low content of total organic matter content. The principal objective of this work was to investigate the dependence of bulk density on texture, total organic matter content and macronutrients for the tea estate soil of Dibrugarh district. The...
  14. Ganguly, A. Acherjee, S. K., Goswami, A. and Mazumder, D.
    The present paper has been taken up to identify the empowerment and socio-economic characteristics of women vendors related directly or indirectly to the business and also the study for identifying the main confinements of vegetable vending in this study area. The present study was carried out in the north 24 parganas district of West Bengal. It...
  15. Khyal Chand, Sumeet Thakur and Sandeep Kumar
    Climate change and its impact is a matter of great concern among all countries of the world because it has the potential to make vulnerable life on the earth. Therefore an attempt has been made here to examine the impact of climate change on the food security of India with special reference to the agro-climatic regions. The study revealed that...
  16. Preeti Tiwari, Pratibha Naithani and Rajan kumar Gupta
    The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family. Radishes are grown and consumed as salad, oil, medicines and as therapeutics. A particular variety of Raphanus sativus named newar or jaunpuri, grown in certain belt (Mandi Naseeb Khan) of the Jaunpur city, shows better growth in terms of length, girth and...
  17. Mohamed Ali, Wahid, H., Rosnina, Y., Abas Mazni, O., Mohd Azam, K. and Hishamfariz, M. A.
    This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of oestrus synchronization protocol on oestrus response, pregnancy rate, progesterone (P4) and cortisol concentrations in Nelore cattle under two different types of handlings. In Experiment I (heavy handling), 27 cows were selected and subdivided into four groups, namely the Control, Groups 1, 2 and...
  18. Vijayakumaran, M., Maharajan, A., Rajalakshmi, S., Jayagopal, P. and Remani, M. C.
    Early developmental stages of the phyllosoma larvae of three tropical spiny lobsters, Panulirus homarus, Panulirus versicolor, and Panulirus ornatus have been described by rearing them. P. homarus phyllosoma grew to the V stage in 46-61 days. P. ornatus larva reached the IV stage in 32-36 days, while P. versicolor attained the same stage in 30-38...
  19. Dr. Dina Krishna Joshi
    Coastal and estuarine ecosystems have been, and still are, heavily influenced by the human species through pollution and habitat loss throughout the world. This coastal pollution and its impacts have resulted in a number of environmental issues including the enrichment of enclosed waters with organic matter leading to eutrophication, pollution by...
  20. Fazal-ur-Rehman and Nazim Nasir
    The pilot study was conducted on 10 adult albino rats of either sex 150-200gm each. Two equal groups of control and experimental was made. The control group received food and water ad libitum whereas experimental group received 30 ppm of NaF for 8 weeks. The macroscopic features like body weight, general activity was markedly reduced in...
  21. Muhammad, U. K. and Abdulmalik Yakubu
    The antibacterial activity of a traditional medicinal formulation also called “komi da ruwanka” used in the treatment of diseases was carried out using the agar well diffusion. The formulations sampled from three different locations exhibited a significant (P<0.05) antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus: (SOK115.67 ± 0.67, SOK2 15...
  22. Khawla S. Khashan, Thorria R. Marzoog, Wasnaa H. Mohammed and Rana S. Noori
    In this work, CdS nanoparticles were synthesized via chemical method and its activity on microorganism pathogens was investigated. X- ray Diffraction (XRD), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and UV-VIS transmission spectroscopic analysis were utilized to characterize the crystalline structure, size, transmission spectra of nanoparticles. Diffraction...
  23. Shuchi Kaushik, Rajesh Singh Tomar, Udita Tiwari, Archana Saraswat and Archana Shrivastav
    Since it was first described in the 1990s, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection among people with no contact with a hospital setting or with no traditional risk factors has spread worldwide and is now an important epidemiological and public health problem. This study aims to emphasize the current importance of this emergent...
  24. Mostafa Sheikhzadeh
    This research is performed to analyze familiarity rate of faculty with social constructivism approach and its relation with students’ academic improvement. This research in terms of research type is related to basic- applied researches and in terms of method it is correlative. Statistical population contains all faculty members and students of...
  25. Muppuri. Nagabhaskar
    Retention is the process of physically keeping employee members in an organization as it is one of the key fundamentals that are necessary for organizational success. In a globalized environment, retention and engagement of high prospective employees are a huge challenge to organizations especially in times of high turnover rates. In many cases,...
  26. Selva Preetha, P., Subramanian, K. S. and Sharmila Rahale, C.
    Understanding the sorption process in natural zeolites is necessary for effective utilization of these minerals as nutrient adsorbents and consequently as controlled releases of plant nutrients. This research was undertaken to characterize the ability of natural zeolites minerals to adsorb and release sulphur. The potential for sorption of these...
  27. Selva Preetha, P., Subramanian, K. S. and Sharmila Rahale, C.
    An attempt was made to synthesis a Nano-zeolite based slow release sulphur nutrients and to characterize them using high resolution instruments as a confirmation note of the effort. Zeolite is a natural super porous mineral (part of group of hydrated alumino silicates) carrying a negative charge balanced by freely moving cations with positive...
  28. Jemilohun, Vincent Gbenga, Adebara, Lanre and Adejuwon Samuel Oluwaseun
    This paper sets out to introduce a Size-biased Generalized Logarithmic Series Distribution (SBGLSD). An attempt is also made at obtaining the estimates of the parameters of SBGLSD by employing the method of moments and a proposed new method using the non-zero frequency of a variable up to a finite value. Comparison is also made among different...
  29. Seyyed Mahmoud Mir-Khalili, Omid Milanloui and Fatemeh Mobasherian
    Criminology is considered as a young, superior and effective knowledge in Iran which is not respected competently. Thus, necessary researches are not conducted and the only option for domestic criminologists has been restudying western researches. Criminological studies need a national will, thinking and holistic thought. Although we are...
  30. Mohammadi, S. and Shaheidari, R.
    The Ionization effects of charged particles produced in neutron interactions for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) are considered here using SRIM Monte Carlo Code. The estimated values of these effects in a Plexiglas acrylic phantom are shown to agree well with the available experimental values in high Boron concentration areas. As expected,...
  31. Dr. Dina Krishna Joshi
    After Second World War, the nuclear knowledge that was under military control had led to the production of atomic weapons was redeployed for peaceful purposes in many countries. Atomic energy counted several benefits and realized that this energy source was not risk-free. There was the danger of nuclear war, the spread of atomic weapons, and...
  32. Gudeta Kebede Asfaw
    This commentary attempts to analyze the status of the two contradictory security issues of regime verse human security in the Horn of Africa. In this sub region, regime security is about the survival of the ruling elite and keeping of power in the hands of a specific clique of people and their cronies. Human security is about the welfare of the...
  33. Deepthi, V., Hema, B. and Jyothi, V.
    A study was taken up with the main objective of identifying and analyzing the adoption of package of practices by the Bt cotton farmers as recommended by the scientists of ANGRAU. It was conducted in 2013 with a sample of Fifty (50) farmers in the Ranga Reddy district of Andhra Pradesh. Cent per cent of the respondents fell in the category of...
  34. Ali A. Hashem and Siddique, I.
    A model which describes the interaction of one predator with two prey species is considered. Due to large size, prey species have the ability of group defense. Therefore, the predator will be attracting toward that habitats where prey are less in number due to change in seasonal conditions. The stability analysis is carried out for a critical...
  35. Bharathi Raja Ramadoss, Ganesamurthy, K., Angappan, K. and Gunasekaran, M.
    Sesame (Sesamum indicum L. syn. S. orientale Linn.) genotypes TTVS 51 and TTVS 19 was exposed to variable doses of gamma rays to study their consequence on several characters like plant height, number of branches, days to 50% flowering, Number of capsule per plant, thousand seed weight and single plant yield. In M1 generation the results disclosed...
  36. Majid Hashemi
    This paper aims to compare the motor development of Indian and Iranian boy′s student between the age of 13 and 18 years in speed case. The focus is on the relationship between age and motor behavior which makes the study of motor development unique from other viewpoints. Motor development includes age related changes in both posture and movement,...
  37. Harikrishnan, S., Narayanankutty, K., Binoj Chacko, Anitha, P., Arun, R.U. and Prasoon, S.
    An experiment was conducted in the Department of Poultry Science, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University to evaluate the effect of various sanitizing agents on the microbial and duckling qualities of hatching eggs of Kuttand duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) eggs. A total of 2400...
  38. Ali, S. L., Swarup, D., Panigrahi, P. N. and Patra, R. C.
    Cadmium is a nonessential trace element with no biological function. It accumulates rapidly by most living organisms and exerts its toxicity at different molecular levels. The present study was undertaken to study the tissue accumulation of cadmium and changes in oxidative stress indices due to this ubiquitous environmental pollutant following...

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