Volume 3 Issue 2

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1. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Association in Some Medicinal Plant Species in the Hills of Himachal Pradesh, India Aditya Kumar, Chhavi Mangla and Ashok Aggarwal Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) are used in various systems of medicines in different parts of the globe. In addition to conventional cultivation of MAPs, recent emphasis is on exploiting useful and appropriate soil microorganisms present in the rhizosphere of medicinal plants. In the present investigation, attempts were made to screen out arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal (AMF) biodiversity from different medicinal plants. A total of ten plants from six different families were screened for arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) spore number and root colonization. The mycorrhizal root colonization ranged from 21.35±5.94 to 100.0±0.00 percent. Cichorium intybus showed maximum root colonization and Curculigo orchiodes showed minimum mycorrhizal root colonization. The spore number ranged from 52.00±4.35 to 178.0 ± 6.2.Click Here To Read More 1-4 DOWNLOAD PDF

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2. Taxonomic Revision and Biocontrol of Bruchidius lineolatus Arora (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) Vinay Katoch and D. R. Thakur Insects are grouped in 30 orders of class Insecta, out of which 9 are very destructive and act as pests of plants and animals. The largest number of described species is in the order Coleoptera. Bruchidae is a small family of this order with 2000 known species but it has a significant economic importance. Bruchids are seed borers and attack on wild leguminous hosts in field and the edible legumes in stores. All the known beetles of family Bruchidae feed on seeds of 34 families of kingdom Plantae and about 80% of them feed on the seeds belonging to family Fabaceae. Bruchids attacking green pods of wild legumes are usually univoltine, has specific but long developmental period and life span.Click Here To Read More 5-9 DOWNLOAD PDF

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3. Preliminary Investigations on Diversity of Wood Rot Fungi in Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh Hem Chander, Kirna Devi and Anupama Dogra Wood rot fungi play an important role in ecological nutrient cycling due to their ability to decompose lignified cells of coarse woody material through enzymatic action of lignocellulolytic enzymes. Keeping in view, the ecological and economic importance of wood rot fungi and in contrast to the insufficient data available on the geographical distribution and diversity of wood rot fungi in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, the floristic investigations were initiated to describe and preserve the wood rot fungi of this region. During the present investigation, eight species of wood rot fungi have been recorded from the study area.Click Here To Read More 10-14 DOWNLOAD PDF

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4. Documentation of Indigenous Agricultural Implements, Practices and other Conservation Techniques in Subtropical Climatic Zone of Shivalik Hills, North Western Himalaya Gulshan Kumar and Hem Chander Present investigation attempts to document traditional practices and implements used in various agricultural operations and also other traditional conservation technologies practiced in subtropical climatic zone of Shivalik Hills (Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh), North Western Himalaya. The description and use of various tillage implements, indigenous crop production techniques, crop harvesting tools, water conservation techniques, crop protection techniques, post harvest technologies and agricultural by-products/resource utilization techniques have been discussed in the present document.Click Here To Read More 15-23 DOWNLOAD PDF

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5. Scanning Electron Microscopic Studies of Extracted Cellulose from
Wheat Straw of Himachal Pradesh
Swadesh Kumar and Yogesh Kumar Walia We utilize agricultural raw materials, wheat straw for the extraction of cellulose because wheat is grown-up in most of regions in India. Cellulose has been extracted, from wheat straw of different districts of Himachal Pradesh by TAPPI method, T-203-cm-99. The size and morphology of extracted celluloses were characterized by using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). In SEM the structures of extracted celluloses are displayed with their sizes and diameters on the micrometer scale. SEM micrographs of the Standard Cellulose (SC) (Cellulose powder pract, Central Drug House (p) Ltd. New Delhi) is compared with extracted celluloses of different samples and analyzes on scale 10 μm.Click Here To Read More 24-27 DOWNLOAD PDF

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6. Spectroscopic and Thermo-gravimetric Analysis of Terbium Myristate Kamal Kishore, Manpreet Singh, Chitra Singh and S. K. Upadhyaya The terbium myristate has been investigated by IR, X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The IR result reveals that fatty acids exist as dimer through hydrogen bonding and terbium myristate possess partial ionic character. The X-ray diffraction suggests that molecular axes are somewhat inclined to the basal plane. The metal cation fit into spaces between oxygen atoms of the ionised carboxyl group without giving a large strain of the bond. The thermal decomposition reaction is found kinetically of zero order and value of energy of activation is in the region of 3.84 to 8.55 K cal mol-1.Click Here To Read More 28-33 DOWNLOAD PDF

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7. Threat Categorization and Conservation Prioritization of Medicinal Plants in the Surroundings of Different Hydro-electric Projects of Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh, India Pankaj Sharma and S. S. Samant The diversity of life exists on earth and each life form has its own needs for existence. Greater biodiversity leads to greater productivity and greater nutrient retention in ecosystem which leads to greater ecosystem stability. Mountains are home to some of the world’s most threatened and endemic species (including medicinal plants), as well as to some of the poorest people, who are dependent on the biological resources. Keeping this in view, the present study has been conducted to study the threat categorization and conservation prioritization of medicinal plants in different hydro-electric projects of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, India. A total of 189 species (35 Trees; 38 Shrubs; 94 Herbs and 22 Ferns) of medicinal plants belonging to 139 genera and 83 families have been identified as threatened from the different Hydro-electric Projects (HEPs) areas.Click Here To Read More 34-45 DOWNLOAD PDF

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8. Effect of 2, 4-Dichloro Phenoxy Acetic Acid on Callus Induction in Plantago ovata (Isubgol) Reena Kumari and Zia-Ul-Hasan This experiment involved the study of effect of 2, 4-D on callus induction in Plantago ovata G-2 (Isubgol). Blond phyllium (Isubgol) is a medicinal plant that belongs to family Plantaginaceae. Plantago ovata is a winter season herb valued for its mucilaginous husk on its seed for pharmaceutical uses mainly for the constipation and diarrohea. The seeds of Plantago ovata were procured from IARI New Delhi. The plants were maintained in the Green houses in Bhopal. In vitro sprouts of Plantago ovata G-2 was cultured on MS media supplemented with different conc. of 2, 4-D (0.5mg/l to 5mg/l).Click Here To Read More 46-50 DOWNLOAD PDF

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9. Density and Viscometric Studies on Magnesium Soaps in Non-Aqueous Medium Chitra Singh and S. K. Upadhyaya The density and viscosity measurements of magnesium laurate in the mixture of chloroform – propylene glycol at various temperatures have been carried out in order to determine critical micellar concentration, soap solvent interactions and to study the nature of the micelles. The density and viscosity results were interpreted in terms of the equation proposed by Root, Einstein, Vands, Moulik and Jones-Dole. These results indicate the CMC values increase with increasing temperature and there is a significant interaction between soap and solvent molecules.Click Here To Read More 51-54 DOWNLOAD PDF

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