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September 2016

Role of potassium nutrition in improving growth, yield and quality of sugarcane- a review
Kumawat, P. D., Rajawat, B. S. and Rathod, A. D.

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is an important commercial crop and the sugar industry is the second largest agro-based industry in the country. It is mainly grown in tropical and sub-tropical region of India. Balanced nutrition is one of the critical components in augmenting crop production and among the nutrients; potassium is an important element contributing to production and quality of sugarcane. Application of potassium plays an important role in translocation of sugar in plants...

Skin impedance and myometry (enf and myoton): two instruments compared in acute and chronic somatic dysfunction
Bellomo, R.G., Barassi, G., Giannuzzo, G., Di Felice, P.A., Porto, D. and Saggini, R.

In rehabilitation medicine can be observed tissue alterations that go to join in specific disease states, and may be the first signal to decode a dysfunctional state and program the rehabilitation protocol. Somatic dysfunction present alternations of tone and tissue quality, the perception of pain at specific points during the evaluation, anatomical asymmetries and reductions in the ROM. The purpose of this study was to compare in a single-bind dysfunctional areas previously identified with...

Abundance or dominance: which is more justified to calculate importance value index (IVI) of plant species?
Bhadra A.K. and S.K. Pattanayak

Abundance and dominance are two aspects of the plant species diversity dynamics, often considered interchangeably together with frequency and density to estimate Importance Value Index (IVI). The importance of the use of abundance or dominance for IVI has been explored through an investigation of abundance-dominance directed species dynamics on Gandhamardan hill of western Odisha in the altitudinal range 340-960m. In total 232 plant species were documented. Large number of species have...

Structural, optical and electrical properties of cuo thinfilms prepared by spray pyrolysis
Muthukrishnan, S., Venkat Subramaniam, Mahalingam, T., Helen, S.J. and Sumathi, P.

Using the spray pyrolysis technique to prepare the P-type CuO thin films. It is carried out for one molar concentrations of 0.1M at 250°C from copper acetate precursor solution on the glass substrate. The study of X-ray diffraction attained all the films exhibit polycrystalline nature with monoclinic crystal structure comprised uniformly distributed grains. The electrical properties of the films like mobility, conductivity Hall co-efficient (RH), and carrier concentration have been studied....

Evaluation of weed suppressive ability of different dead mulch materials for weed control in a celosia (celosia argentea l.) plot in southern nigeria
Omovbude, S., Ogbonna, N.U. and Benwari, A.O.

This study was conducted to evaluate the weed suppressive ability of different dead mulch materials for weed control in the production of celosia(Celosia argentea L.) at the Faculty of Agriculture Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria in a humid forest agro-ecology between April and July, 2012.Theexperiment consisted of six (6) treatments namely: calapo mulch, guinea grass mulch, sawdust mulch, wood shavings mulch, hoe weeding at 3...

Comprehensive analysis of age related macula detection in digital retinal images
Shiny Priyadarshini, J. and Gladis, D.

Retinal disorder is one of the major leading problem for permanent blindness where retinal analysis plays a vital role in diagnosis of retinal diseases. This paper highlights a very simple and straight forward approach for the segmentation of macula from the digital retinal images. The macula is extracted and the diameter is calculated using the mathematical morphological operations and it is also compared with the clinically accepted macula diameter. The results of the present study clearly...

Socio economic importance of chilgoza pine forest of afghanistan: a survey based assessment
Mohammad Nasir Shalizi, and Safiullah Khurram

In Afghanistan, chilgoza pine is distributed in eastern and southeastern provinces. Chilgoza pine is the only edible pine species of the country. Pine nuts are an important non-timber forest product (NTFP). Chilgoza pine forests play significant role in the livelihood of communities. Local villagers harvest and roast the nuts for their own use or sell them to local markets. Chilgoza pine nuts are traded worldwide and used raw, roasted or mixed with other ingredients. This study was intended...

Study on the binding behavior of bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human serum albumin (HSA) with ceftriaxone: spectroscopic investigations
Abu Teir, M.M. and Darwish, S. M.

The mechanism of the interaction between bovine serum albumin (BSA) and ceftriaxone was studied employing fluorescence, and circular dichroism (CD) spectral methods. The intrinsic fluorescence of BSA and HSA was quenched by ceftriaxone in a static quenching mode, which was authenticated by Stern-Volmercalculations. The binding constant was obtained, which indicated a spontaneous and hydrophobic interaction between ceftriaxone with BSA and ceftriaxone with HSA with ceftriaxone. The present...

Sustainability analysis of dry land agro- ecosystem in madurai district of tamil nadu, india
Amarnath, J. S., Tamil Vendhan, K. and Parthipan, B.

The study was undertaken in Thirumangalam block of Madurai district and the study covered Sorghum, Black gram, Green gram and Cotton crops. Resource use Efficiency was analyzed with Cobb- Douglas production function and the Technical Efficiency analysis was analyzed with Data Envelopment analysis. Sustainability status delineation was analyzed with farm level indicators and linear programming model was developed for income and employment maximization. Net income was higher for green gram and...

Metal complexes of compartmental ligands, synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and chemotherapeutic studies
Abdou Saad El-Tabl, Moshira Mohamed Abd El-wahed, Samar Ebrahim Abd-El Razek, Sabreen Mohamed El Gamasy and Eman Ahmed Mohamed

New series of symmetric and asymmetric binuclear Cu(II), Ni(II), Co(II), Mn(II), Zn(II), Fe(III), Cd(II) and Cr(III) complexes with newly synthesized ligand 4, 6-bis-[1-(2-hydroxy-ethylimino)-ethyl]-benzene-1, 3-diol have been synthesed. The ligand and its metal complexes have been characterized using IR, Mass, 1H NMR, UV–Vis., elemental analysis, conductance, magnetic moments, ESR and Thermal gravimetric analyses (DTA – TGA). Elemental and spectral data indicate octahedral structures for...

Renoprotective effect of calcium channel blockers (amlodipine) and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (enalapril) in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (gaza strip)
Hidaya S. Saker, Amin T. Hamed, Amal F. Jamee and Mahmoud J. Wadi

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of the most serious complications of hypertension and is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) play relevant role in the control of the blood pressure and in preventing progression of CKD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the renoprotective effect of Amlodipine (calcium channel blocker) monotherapy and in combination with Enalapril (angiotensin...

Presence of both anaemia and eosinophilia in the early stage of hookworm infection inourstudy –anextremely importantfinding
Govindarajalu Ganesan

Objective: Many studies have shown the presence of anaemia in hookworm infection. Many studies have also shown the presence of eosinophilia in hookworm infection. But so far detailed study was not done to know about the occurence of bothanaemia and eosinophiliain patients with early stage of hookworm infection found while doing upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy. Hence adetailed study was done to know about the occurence of both anaemia and eosinophiliain patients with early stage of...

Oral cavity as a diagnositic tool for systemic disorders
Dr. K. Saraswathi Gopal and Dr. M. Shanmuga Sundaram

Oral cavity and the lesions associated with oral cavity sometimes plays a key role in diagnosis of systemic disorders or act as an important examination site for early lesion that precedes due to any systemic disorders. Oral manifestations due to nutritional deficiency, GIT disorders, metabolic disorders, haematological disorders, rheumatological disorders, dermatological diseases, renal diseases and autoimmune disorders are common. Hence examination of oral cavity with through knowledge to...

Lipotoxicity in obesity: benefit of olive oil
Saad, E., Sbeit, W., Arraf, L., Barhoum, M. and Assy, N.

The clinical implication of Lipotoxicity in obesity derives primarily from its potential to progress to insulin resistance, endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. Olive oil rich diet decrease accumulation of triglyceride in the liver, improved postprandial triglyceride levels, improve glucose and GLP-1 response in insulin resistant subjects, and up regulate GLUT-2 expression in the liver. The exact molecular mechanism is unknown but, decreasing NFkB activation, decreasing LDL oxidation...

Corrosion inhibition potential of pyrimethamine for mild steel corrosion in acidic medium
Akpan, I. A., Francis, A. J. and Obodom, M. I.

Corrosion is a gradual degradation of materials, usually metals by chemical reaction with its environment. Corrosion of metals constitutes a major problem facing most construction firms. In recent years, more efforts are directed towards investigation of mild steel corrosion perhaps due to increased technologically related applications of mild steel and metals in general for industrial and domestic purposes. This study investigates corrosion inhibition of mild steel by pyrimethamine in 2.0M...

Studies on pesticide usage pattern and farmers knowledge on pesticide usage and technologies in open field and poly house conditions
Raghu, B., Shashi Vemuri, Sreenivasa Rao, C. H. and Swarupa, S.

The survey on pesticide use pattern was carried out by interviewing farmers growing chill in open fields and poly houses based on the questionnaire prepared to assess their knowledge and practices on crop cultivation, general awareness on pesticide recommendations and use. Education levels of poly house farmers are high compared to open field farmers, where 57.14% poly house farmers are high school educated, whereas 35% open field farmers are illiterates. Majority farmers use nursery of 35...

Diisipation dynamics of certain pesticides on open field and poly house conditions
Kavitha, K., Dr. Shashi Bhushan, V. and Swarupa, S.

Studies were undertaken to establish dissipation dynamics of commonly used insecticides at recommended dose both in open field and poly house situations to assess the differences in rate of dissipation, and also to recommend Pre-Harvest Intervals based on MRLs established by CAC and FSSAI. Utilizing dimethoate 30% EC @ 300 g a.i. ha-1, λ-cyhalothrin 5% EC @ 15 g a.i. ha-1, phosalone 35% EC @ 450 g a.i. ha-1, flubendiamide 20% WG, profenophos 50%EC @ 500 g a.i. ha-1 sprays and capsicum...

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