Volume 3 Issue 1

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1. Effect of Chlor-alkali Effluent on Root and Shoot Length of Seedlings of Some Plants Dashmeet Kaur Arora and S. P. Singh Impact of Chlor-alkali effluent (CAE) was analysed on Barbati (Vigna sinensis), Methie (Trigonella foinumgraecum), Tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum), Soyabean (Glycine max), Mustard (Brassica nigra) and Onion (Allium cepa). Parameters selected were root length and shoot length of seedlings. Effect of chlor-alkali effluent was analyzed at different dilutions viz. 10%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, 100% and control.Click Here To Read More 1-4 DOWNLOAD PDF

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2. Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Large Mammals and Birds in Eco-Tourism Zone of Nanda Devi National Park Hem Chander Eleven mammals viz. Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia), Himalayan Musk deer (Moschus leucogaster), Himalayan Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus), Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Himalayan Weasel (Mustela sibirica), Beech Marten (Martes foina), Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Pika (Ochotona himalayana) and five birds viz. Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus), Himalayan Snow Cock (Tetraogallus himalayensis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Chukor Partridge (Alectoris chukar) and Himalayan Scaly Breasted Thrush have been recorded from ecotourism zone of Nanda Devi National Park.Click Here To Read More 5-9 DOWNLOAD PDF

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3. Partial Glycerides – An Important Nonionic Surfactant for Industrial Applications: An Overview Kritika Sharma, Sujata Negi, Nandita Thakur and Kamal Kishore Partial glycerides are esters of glycerol with fatty acids containing some unreacted hydroxyl groups. Presence of hydroxyl groups in their molecules shows that these are polar in nature. Partial glycerides may be monoglycerides (two hydroxyl groups free) or diglycerides (one hydroxyl group free). Lower carbon chain partial glycerides are more strongly polar than long chain partial glycerides. Partial glycerides contain both a lyophilicand a lyophobic group in their molecules and termed as nonionic surfactants, as they do not produce ions in solution. They are compatible with other kind of surfactants and are excellent compounds to enter complex mixtures, as found in many commercial products. Partial glycerides based surfactants are found in a large variety of domestic and industrial products.Click Here To Read More 10-19 DOWNLOAD PDF

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4. Effect of Physical Factors, Carbon and Nitrogen Sources on the Growth
and Sclerotial Production in Morchella Hybrida (Sow.) Pers.
I. B. Prasher, M. Sharma, V. C. Chandel and Hem Chander The in vitro studies on physical and nutritional requirements (Carbon and Nitrogen sources) for the growth and sclerotial production in Morchella hybrida (Sow.) Pers. have revealed that this morel grows and reproduces best at an optimum temperature of 24˚C and pH 7.0 after ten days of incubation on Czapek’s medium. The growth and sclerotia production on nine different carbon compounds viz. D(+)xylose, D(+)glucose, D(-)fructose, L(-)sorbose, Maltose, Lactose, Sucrose, Raffinose and Starch was investigated.Out of these nine carbon sources, D(+)xylose have been found to be the best for growth and sclerotia production. Twenty six different nitrogen compounds viz. Potassium nitrate, Sodium nitrate, Sodium nitrite, Ammonium acetate, Ammonium oxalate, Ammonium chloride, Ammonium sulphate, Ammonium phosphate, Ammonium nitrate, L-arganine, L-cysteine HCl, DLaspartic acid, L cysteine, L-glutamic acid, Glycine, L-histidine HCl, L-leucine, DL-methionine, L-ornithine HCl, L- β-phenylalanine, L-proline, DL-serine, L-tyrosine, DL-valine, DL-tryptophan and DL-threonine have been used for the nitrogen nutrition studies.Click Here To Read More 20-27 DOWNLOAD PDF

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5. Taxonomic and Ethnobotanical Notes on Some Ferns and Fern Allies of
Hamirpur (H.P.), North-Western Himalaya
Hem Chander, Neha Choudhary and Priyanka Sharma Keeping in view the ecological and ethnobotanical importance and in contrast to the insufficient data available on the geographical distribution, floristics and diversity of pteridophytes in Hamirpur (H.P.), the floristic investigations were initiated to describe and preserve ferns and fern allies of this Himalayan region. The present investigations have revealed the occurrence of twelve species of ferns and fern allies viz. Adiantum capillus-veneris L., Adiantum incisum Forssk., Asplenium dalhousiae Hook, Athyrium attenuatum (Wall. ex Clarke) Tagawa, Cheilanthes bicolor (Roxb.) Fraser-Jenkins, Equisetum ramosissimum Desf., Onychium contiguum Wall. ex Hope, Onychium plumosum Ching, Pteris cretica L., Pteris vittata L., Selaginella chrysocaulos (Hook. & Grev.) Spring and Thelypteris dentata (Forssk.) John. All these texa are of ethnobotanical importance.Click Here To Read More 28-40 DOWNLOAD PDF

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6. Investigations on Diversity of Wood Inhabiting Fungi in Sarkaghat Region of District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, North-Western Himalaya Hem Chander, Shivani Thakur and Shipra Sharma Wood inhabiting fungi are obligate-parasites of living or dead woody substrates and produce macroscopic fruiting bodies for reproduction. These fungi produce a variety of hydrolytic/lingocellulolytic enzymes and obtain nutrition for their growth via hydrolysis of wood components (cellulose and lignin). The dead wood inhabiting fungi that decompose wood are called wood rot fungi. Owing to the ecological and economic importance and in contrast to the insufficient data available on the geographical distribution, floristic and diversity of wood rot fungi in Sarkaghat region of District Mandi of Himachal Pradesh, the floristic investigations were initiated to describe and preserve the wood inhabiting fungi of this region.Click Here To Read More 41-54 DOWNLOAD PDF

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