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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription  
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access  
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access  
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access  
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
New German Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
New West Indian Guide     Open Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Northeast African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)

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  • Secondary Metabolites Production Influenced with Soil Fertility and
           Irrigation in Medicinal Plant; Mandukaparni ( Centella asiatica L.)
    • Authors: R. S. Jat; N. A. Gajbhiye
      Pages: 87 - 90
      Abstract: Enhanced production of secondary metabolites per unit of inputs is prime requirement for quality raw drugs production. The effects of soil fertility and irrigation on secondary metabolites were studied in mandukaparni through field experiments for two years. Secondary metabolites content variably influenced with soil fertility as well as irrigation levels. Significantly highest asiaticoside, madecassoside and total secondary metabolites content were recorded with FYM 10 t ha−1, whereas, asiatic acid and madecassic acid were found maximum with FYM 15 t ha−1. Among inorganic fertilizers, application of NPK 40:30:40 kg ha−1 recorded highest AS and total secondary metabolites content, NPK 60:50:60 + N20 kg ha−1 as TD recorded AA and MA content, and NPK 30:40:50 + N15 kg ha−1 as TD recorded highest MS content. The Pearson’s correlation matrix revealed that N P and K content significantly correlated with AA and MA content. The various irrigation levels markedly influenced secondary metabolites and recorded highest madecassoside, madecassic acid and total secondary metabolites content at 0.6 IW/CPE ratio. The highest asiaticoside, asiatic acid found when water applied at 0.4 and 0.8 IW/CPE ratio, respectively.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0531-4
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Effects of Acid Mine Drainage of Coal Mines on Some Haematological
           Parameters of Channa punctatus (Bloch)
    • Authors: B. Talukdar; H. K. Kalita; R. A. Baishya; S. Basumatary; A. Dutta; S. K. Srivastava; D. Sarma
      Pages: 91 - 94
      Abstract: The present study aim to evaluate effect of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) of coal mine effluent water on certain haematological parameters viz., Total erythrocyte count (TEC), Haemoglobin (Hb), Oxygen Carrying Capacity (OCC), Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH), Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), Differential Leukocyte Count (DLC) and cellular and nuclear anomalies of blood cells in Channa punctatus (Bloch). After detecting the LC50, fishes were treated with sub-lethal concentration of effluent water (pH-2.7) for 2, 6, 10 and 15 days. It has been observed a gradual significant decrease in TEC, Hb, OCC, PCV and MCV as compared to that of control but slight fluctuation in the level of MCH and MCHC and increase in the number of lymphocyte and basophil in treated fishes. Deformed nucleus, cytoplasmic vaculation, cell swelling, hemolysis are some prominent abnormalities observed in the blood cells of treated group.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0532-3
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Phenolic Content, Lipid Peroxidation Inhibition and Antioxidant Potential
           of Leaf Essential Oil of Ginkgo biloba in Various Scavenging Models
    • Authors: Vivek K. Bajpai; Yangseon Kim; Kwang-Hyun Baek
      Pages: 95 - 99
      Abstract: Current study was aimed to evaluate antioxidant and lipid peroxidation inhibition efficacy of Ginkgo biloba leaf essential oil (GBEO) in different radical scavenging models along with total phenolic content. The GBEO exhibited potent antioxidant effect on the inhibition of DPPH, NO, O2−, and OH− radicals by 75.47, 72.42, 72.24 and 73.67%, whereas IC50 values of GBEO were found to be 222.08, 247.23, 132.85, and 305.06 μg/ml, respectively. In addition, the GBEO evoked significant reducing power efficacy and profound inhibitory effect on lipid-peroxidation induced by ferric ions in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, the GBEO yielded 8.60 ± 0.01 mg/g GAE phenolic contents, confirming its role as a natural antioxidant.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0530-5
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Molecular Phylogenetic Relations of Achatina fulica Based on Partial
           Sequence of COI Gene
    • Authors: C. Jena; S. Sarkar; N. Jalaja; S. Krupanidhi
      Pages: 101 - 103
      Abstract: The Giant African snail (Achatina fulica) is known to be a highly widespread and invasive species. However, none of the studies in India have shown whether there is any phylogenetic structure within the African giant snails of the Indian subcontinent. We have collected a sample of Achatina fulica from Odisha state, India and built a molecular phylogeny of achatinoid and non achatinoid taxa from across its distribution using a mitochondrial gene to infer whether the sample from Odisha is nested within the achatinoid taxa and also to notice whether the A. fulica is more closely related to the conspecifics from the Indian subcontinent or otherwise. Our results indicate a strong support for the monophyly of achatinoid taxa with our focal sample nested deep within the clade and branched with conspecifics from other regions of the Indian subcontinent. In addition, we also show that the family Orthalicidae is paraphyletic with respect to Streptaxida, a pattern that needs to be explored further in future studies.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0538-5
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Estimation of Outcrossing Rates in Biodiesel Species Pongamia pinnata
           Based on AFLP and Microsatellite Markers
    • Authors: Shyam Sundar Sharma; Md Aminul Islam; Madan Singh Negi; Shashi Bhushan Tripathi
      Pages: 105 - 108
      Abstract: Outcrossing rates in biodiesel species Pongamia pinnata were estimated using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and microsatellite markers. Five AFLP primer combinations and eight pairs of microsatellite primers were used for fingerprinting of 55 open pollinated progenies derived from five mother trees. The multilocus out-crossing rate was quite high with AFLP (0.917; SD = 0.103) and comparatively low with microsatellite markers (0.748; SD = 0.127). The multilocus out-crossing rate was higher than single locus out-crossing rate in case of both marker systems (tm − ts = 0.203; SD = 0.090) which implies that biparental inbreeding occurred at significant levels. The estimated F was higher than the expected which also indicated towards high inbreeding in the progeny population analyzed. This is the first study on estimation of outcrossing rates using any kind of molecular marker systems in Pongamia. We expect an increasing use of such high throughput PCR-based technologies in mating-system studies in various other tree species.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0533-2
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Optimization of the Isolation Procedure of Genomic DNA from a Mucus Laden
           Pulmonate Gastropod, Achatina fulica
    • Authors: Vijaya Sai Ayyagari; Jalaja Naravula; Krupanidhi Sreerama
      Pages: 109 - 112
      Abstract: Genomic DNA of good quality is a prerequisite in molecular biology studies involved in deciphering the information contained in the molecules that are chosen for studying the evolutionary interrelationships among taxa. Genomic DNA should be free of contaminants which may otherwise interfere while performing PCR. This is particularly essential while isolating genomic DNA from gastropods due to the presence of large amounts of mucopolysaccharides in their tissues. In the present study, we have developed a new method for obtaining high quality genomic DNA from a pulmonate snail Achatina fulica, which secretes a large amount of mucus. In this method, we have obtained good quality genomic DNA, compatible for downstream molecular biology applications like PCR and sequencing of 16S rDNA. The yield of the genomic DNA was 2790 µg/ml. This method may be extended for isolating high quality genomic DNA from different gastropods native to Indian sub-continent, which serves as a starting point for studying their phylogenetic affinities.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0535-0
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Efficient Combination of Texture and Color Features in a New Spectral
           Clustering Method for PolSAR Image Segmentation
    • Authors: Gholamreza Akbarizadeh; Masoumeh Rahmani
      Pages: 117 - 120
      Abstract: In this paper, an efficient combination of texture and color features is proposed for polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) image segmentation. In proposed method, the PolSAR image is first segmented using the mean-shift method. Then, in each segment obtained from the mean shift, the first moment of color for the three color components of L* a* b* color space is obtained. On the other hand, a texture feature vector for each pixel of the image is formed corresponding to the texture edge energy at different directions with Gabor filter. Then, a new spectral clustering method is used to combine texture and color features. The results show that the proposed method is effective in PolSAR image segmentation.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0513-6
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Model Fitting to Account for the Weather’s Impact on Wireless
           Propagation at 2.4 GHz
    • Authors: Diana Bri; Miguel Garcia; Jaime Lloret; Francisco Ramos
      Pages: 127 - 130
      Abstract: Usually, users of outdoor wireless local area networks have a good quality of experience and they do not have any complaint about its performance. However, under certain weather conditions, their performance decreases due to influence of meteorological variables on wireless signal propagation and users notice this deterioration through disconnections, delays, data loss, etc. This paper presents the research carried out in order to approach the unsuccessful transmission of different frames at MAC layer from the weather conditions at run time by using mathematic models.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0520-7
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • SVM Based Neuro Fuzzy Model for Short Term Wind Power Forecasting
    • Authors: V. Ranganayaki; S. N. Deepa
      Pages: 131 - 134
      Abstract: Wind power forecasting is the major area of concern in wind power generation due to the unpredictability of wind speed. Existing soft computing and statistical methods focus towards deterministic wind forecasting and neglects the uncertainties associated with wind flow. In this paper, the wavelet decomposition combined with adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system is used for short term wind power forecasting. Wavelet decomposition handles the wind power data series fluctuations and the neuro fuzzy system ensures fast learning in a real time scenario. Support vector machine (SVM) is utilized to reduce the prediction errors. A quantile regression has been applied on the SVM output to improve accuracy. The proposed forecasting method is assessed using the real time data collected from the Coimbatore wind farm, India. The assessment is conducted in different seasons to reduce the errors and improve the prediction accuracy.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0521-6
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Digital Images for Plant Phenology Documentation
    • Authors: Sanjay Kr. Uniyal; Vikrant Jaryan; Rakesh D. Singh
      Pages: 135 - 139
      Abstract: Plant phenology is a key indicator of changing climatic conditions and, thus, automated documentation of phenology using cameras has recently been advocated. The present study, therefore, aimed at identifying phenological stages in Sapium sebiferum using digital images of a full calendar year. Red, Green and Blue channel information from these images was analyzed. Across the three channels (i.e. R, G, and B) the DN values ranged from a minimum of 71.42 in blue channel (BDN) to 156.16 in green channel (GDN). In general, the RDN, GDN, and BDN values increased till 66 DOY after which there was a steep decline in DN values of R, G, and B channels till 224 DOY. After this, a slight increase in the DN values of all the three channels was observed. The value of Red Fraction ranged between 0.297348281 and 0.352612071. The minimum value for the same was on 3 DOY while the maximum was on 135 DOY. On the other hand, the value of Green Fraction ranged between 0.330045461 and 0.39841947. The values of Green Excess Index (2G-RBi) ranged between −0.009863618 and 0.19525841. It reported minimum value on 42 DOY and the maximum on 139 DOY. Green excess index were found to be reliable indicator of greening up in the species. Red Faction was a good indicator of senescence. Photographs provide an ideal tool for documenting phenology of a species and can provide inputs for large scale satellite image analyses.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0517-2
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2017)
  • Effect of Magnetic Field on the Two Immiscible Viscous Fluids Flow in a
           Channel Filled with Porous Medium
    • Authors: Iftekhar Ahamad Ansari; Satya Deo
      Abstract: This paper concerns with the flow in a channel filled with porous medium of two immiscible, incompressible, electrically conducting viscous fluids of different viscosities in two separate layers of equal width in the presence of transverse magnetic field and constant pressure gradient. The fluid viscosity in the upper layer is less than the fluid viscosity in the lower layer. The Brinkman equation is used for the flow through porous medium. Expressions for the fluid velocity and flow rate are obtained. The influences of magnetic field and other parameters on the velocity profile and flow rate are presented graphically and discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-05-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0551-8
  • Rediscovery, Distribution and Conservation Implications of Cleyera
           grandiflora Wall. ex Choisy (Pentaphylacaceae): An Endangered and Endemic
           Tree Species of Meghalaya, Northeast India
    • Authors: Aabid Hussain Mir; Krishna Upadhaya; Dilip Kumar Roy
      Abstract: Cleyera grandiflora Wall. ex Choisy (Pentaphylacaceae), an endangered and endemic tree species of Meghalaya was rediscovered after a lapse of 80 years from Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. After critical scrutiny of herbarium and literature, the distribution of the species was found to be restricted to Khasi Hills. A thorough survey reveals the presence of 168 individuals that includes 58 mature (≥5 cm dbh) and 110 young individuals (≤5 cm dbh) from nine populations. Along with the phenological patterns, the population structure, regeneration status and the threats to the species are discussed. Few strategies for the conservation of the species are also suggested.
      PubDate: 2017-05-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0550-9
  • A Secure-Ware System for Web Server: Ensuring Platform Interoperability,
           Security, Privacy, Usability and Functionality
    • Authors: Bakkiam David Deebak
      Abstract: Numerous software tools are available for systems biologist that primarily deals with the different kinds of biological data from the different kind of biological resources, such as micro-arrays, metabolic-networks and predicted protein-structure. A prime challenge of today is to commingle the data resources of the biological data; thus this letter designs a tool of secure-ware system to explore and analyze the data environment; and eventually the proposed system justifies that it can offer interactivity, scalability, flexibility, security and privacy to the complex system biological data sets. To provide the security, privacy, interoperability, usability and functionality, an efficient secure-ware system has been designed. Above all, the proposed system can support and recognize all types of data exchange formats and software to explore a wide range of biological data.
      PubDate: 2017-05-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0547-4
  • Automatic Detection of Lung Cancer Nodules in Computerized Tomography
    • Authors: Deepa Jose; A. Noufal Chithara; P. Nirmal Kumar; H. Kareemulla
      Abstract: Lung cancer is the prime factor in cancer related deaths due to increasing rate of smoking and air pollution. The survival rate of cancer patients increases to 52% if it is localized, and decreases to 4% if it is metastasized. The existing system use simple thresholding approach and pattern recognition method to segment lung and identify nodules in the lung computerized tomography (CT) images. But quality of this process is affected by the image acquisition protocols, scanner types, and inhomogeneity of intensities in the lung region. In order to overcome the drawbacks of the previous process and for separation of nodules from non-nodules, there is a need for an automatic computer aided detection system. This paper proposes an automatic method for detecting nodules from patient lung CT images. In this automatic approach first step is a lung segmentation to differentiate lung and background and make the detection of nodule simple. Then the lung region is segmented by Contextual Clustering based region growing method. Vector quantization method is used to identify the nodules present in the lungs. False positive reduction is done by using various combination of rule based filtering, support vector machine, k-Nearest Neighbours and Random Forest classifier. The performance of this method is evaluated in terms of accuracy, sensitivity and specificity.
      PubDate: 2017-04-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0549-2
  • Applying SDN for Data Extraction and Mining: An Enhanced Architecture
    • Authors: Hanshu Hong; Zhixin Sun
      Abstract: Software defined network (SDN) is a very popular notion and has drawn much attention from academia. In this study, we propose an enhanced SDN architecture for data extraction and mining. We also design the interactions between each layer during the process of data extraction services. The proposed SDN architecture achieves high performance on providing extraction and mining when the amount of data is large.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0548-3
  • Impact of Calotropis procera and Annona squamosa Alcoholic Extracts on
           Phosphatases and Transaminases Activities in Musca domestica
    • Authors: Nighat Begum; Ravi S. Pandey
      Abstract: In the present study, the crude ethanol extracts of leaves of Calotropis procera and Annona squamosa have been screened for their insecticidal activities against Musca domestica (a housefly). The third instar larvae of housefly were exposed with two different concentrations of both the extracts for 48 h by dipping method. The effect of extract exposure was studied on the activities of alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminases and glutamate pyruvate transaminase. The enzyme inhibitory effect of leaf extract of C. procera was more pronounced than that of A. squamosa. The data indicate that these extracts may be used as the probable candidates for the development of bioinsecticides as safer and economic alternatives to the synthetic insecticides to control the M. domestica population.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0546-5
  • Improvement of Prosody Modeling Using Semantic Role Labeling, Hybrid
           Feature Selection and BPSO–PSO–Optimized RNN
    • Authors: Mansour Sheikhan
      Abstract: A modified Elman-type recurrent neural network (RNN) is used in this study for prosody generation in natural speech synthesis application. To improve the performance of generator, three modifications are applied to the system as compared to a traditional neural model: (a) using semantic role labeling to enrich the word-level features, (b) using hybrid of genetic algorithm and ant colony optimization algorithm for feature selection to reduce the number of input features, and (c) using hybrid of particle swarm optimization (PSO) and binary PSO algorithms for optimization of weights and structure of RNN-based prosody generator model, respectively. Experimental results show the superior performance of proposed model in predicting prosodic information with lower root mean squared error and a lighter model as compared to a traditional neural model.
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0545-6
  • Discriminant-Reconstruction Based Multiple Attribute Classifiers for Face
    • Authors: Fei Wu; Xiao-Yuan Jing
      Abstract: In the past few years, face attributes have attracted much attention. In this paper, for the first time we combine the discriminant subspace learning technique with the idea of pattern reconstruction to build a face attribute classification framework. For the attribute considered, the framework firstly learns an attribute subspace by using a discriminant subspace learning method, which also has the capability of pattern reconstruction. The framework then reconstructs the attribute state of input query image with the learned subspace, and classifies face attribute based on minimum reconstruction error. By repeatedly using the classification framework for different attributes, we can achieve multiple classification results output. According to the output, we select matching objects for each given query image based on generalized hamming distance to realize face recognition. The proposed attribute classification framework and face recognition approach are validated on the public AR and Weizmann face databases. Experimental results demonstrate their effectiveness as compared with several related methods.
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0543-8
  • Obituaries
    • PubDate: 2017-03-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0542-9
  • Adsorptive Removal of Alizarin Red S by a Novel Biosorbent of an Invasive
           Weed Mikania micrantha
    • Authors: Pavan Kumar Gautam; Ravindra Kumar Gautam; Sushmita Banerjee; M. C. Chattopadhyaya; J. D. Pandey
      Abstract: In this paper, the efficiency of biosorbent prepared from Mikania micrantha to remediate a hazardous dye Alizarin Red S from aqueous phase was investigated. Morphological and constitutional characteristics of the biosorbent were studied by performing SEM and FTIR. The adsorption equilibrium was modeled with the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm. The maximum monolayer adsorption capacity was found to be 46.51 mg g−1 at 50 °C. The isotherm data were better fitted to Freundlich model indicated heterogeneous nature of the adsorbent. The negative values of ∆G° and positive value of ∆H° demonstrated that the adsorption of Alizarin Red S onto Mikania micrantha were spontaneous and endothermic in nature, respectively. Positive value of ∆S° advocated the randomness at solid–liquid interface.
      PubDate: 2017-02-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0540-y
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