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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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: 17)
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: 7)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
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: 10)
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: 7)
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: 9)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 4)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
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: 38)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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: 8)
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: 25)
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)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
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: 12)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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: 16)
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: 6)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 11)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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: 6)
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: 19)
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: 19)
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: 25)
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: 25)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
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: 30)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 12)
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: 22)
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: 34)
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)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access  
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
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)

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  • New Distributional Record of Invasive Pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) in
           North-Western Himalayan Region of India
    • Authors: P. L. Sharma; Omkar Gavkare
      Pages: 217 - 220
      Abstract: Abstract The invasive tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera) was recorded feeding on tomato leaves, flower buds, apical shoots and fruits in sub-temperate mid-hills of Himachal Pradesh, India which is a new distributional record of the pest North-Western Himalayan region. Low to moderate incidence of T. absoluta was recorded on tomato during November 2015. The present study will be useful for the researchers and extension workers of the region for timely and effective management of this major invasive insect.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0526-1
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • An Effective Modification of Adomian Decomposition Method for Solving
           Emden–Fowler Type Systems
    • Abstract: Abstract The traditional Adomian decomposition method (ADM) usually is divergent to solve nonlinear systems of ordinary differential equations of Emden–Fowler type. To cover this deficiency, an effective modification of ADM is formally adopted in the current study. The method overcomes the singularity at the origin and provides the solution of the problems in the form of a convergent series. Some illustrative examples are considered to examine the effectiveness of the method.
      PubDate: 2017-09-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0571-4
       
  • Anti-aspergillus Properties of Phytochemicals Against Aflatoxin Producing
           Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus
    • Authors: Shraddha Tiwari; Nupur Gupta; Udayabanu Malairaman; Jata Shankar
      Abstract: Abstract Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus are the major contaminants known to produce aflatoxins in food crops (maize, cotton, corn, peanuts and oil-seed). Nowadays various modified cultural practices are being utilized and explored to overcome food contamination problem. The current study was aimed to evaluate the effect of phytochemicals (Ascorbic acid, Gallic acid, Caffeine and Quercetin) on toxigenic strains of A. flavus (MTCC 11866) and A. parasiticus (MTCC 8189) by Poisoned food plate technique and MTT assay (3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazole-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium bromide). In comparison with control (Aspergillus spores without phytochemicals) a significant decrease in growth was observed with all the compounds. Quercetin showed strongest inhibitory effect with MIC50 at 36 µg/ml in A. parasiticus and MIC50 at 113 µg/ml in A. flavus. Caffeine showed good inhibitory effect in A. parasiticus (160 µg/ml) whereas Gallic acid showed good inhibitory effect in A. flavus (153 µg/ml). Ascorbic acid showed least effect among phytochemicals tested in both the Aspergillus species (322 µg/ml).
      PubDate: 2017-09-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0569-y
       
  • Geotechnical Attributes of Active Sediments and its Prospective in Hazards
           Susceptibility and Mitigation Measures: A Study on Soils from Leh Valley,
           Ladakh Himalaya, India
    • Abstract: Abstract In the present study, attempts have been made to evaluate the geotechnical characteristics of Quaternary sediments from high altitude Ladakh Himalaya to demarcate the active sediment (soil) for its bearing on natural hazards susceptibility and mitigation measures. The experimental works have been carried out on collected sediments (soils) from different locations and depths during year 2014 for determination of grain size sensitive parameters and geotechnical attributes as per American Society for Testing and Materials standard and empirical relationships. The results reveal that the majority of uniformly graded sediments (soils) of size 0.02–2.0 mm exhibit wide range of shear, cohesions (c) and angle of internal frictions may be due to difference in their bulk and dry densities, void ratios, liquid limit, plastic limit and liquid index. Thus, the sediments of Leh Valley can be classified in normal sediment (soil) unit and normally active sediment (soil) unit. The normally active unit exhibits lower shear strengths and cohesions in comparison to normal unit due to higher liquid and plastic limits of sediment subjected to temperature sensitive freezing and thawing actions. The active sediment (soil) unit has been found more prone to slope instabilities, differential settlements and mass flow hazards, hence requires special care during developments and mitigation measures.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0566-1
       
  • Effect of Eppawela High Graded Rock Phosphate (HERP) Applied with Vinasse
           on Yield and Quality of Sugarcane (Variety CO775)
    • Authors: N. S. Abeysingha; A. M. K. R. Bandara; Suryendra Singh
      Abstract: Abstract The disposal of Vinasse, effluent from the ethanol industry is a main pollutant to the environment. HERP is a locally available cheap source of Phosphorous fertilizer, manufactured from Eppawela Rock Phosphate deposit in Sri Lanka, which is less soluble and has limited use in sugarcane cultivation. Therefore, an experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of different rates of HERP as the P source, and Vinasse on Sugarcane yield and quality. This was conducted at the fields of Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI), UdaWalawe, using variety CO775. Five levels of HERP (50, 75, 100, 125, 175 P2O5 kg/ha) with and without Vinasse were tested on the yield, juice quality, leaf P and available soil P of Plant crop and first Ratoon. Vinasse was applied at the rate recommended by SRI to furrows of both Plant and Ratoon crop. The study revealed that the cane yield and millable cane count in ratoon crop has significantly increased by applying Vinasse. Leaf P content of Plant and Ratoon crop has improved by the application of vinasse. Moreover, Vinasse has improved available soil P tested after plant crop harvest. In addition, cane juice quality parameters in both plant and ratoon crop were not affected by applying HERP as P source with or without Vinasse. Thus, there is a potential to use HERP with Vinasse as a cheap source of Phosphorous for sugarcane in Sri Lanka.
      PubDate: 2017-09-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0570-5
       
  • Bedding System: A Unique Plantation Method of Pomegranate in Arid and
           Semi-arid Region
    • Authors: R. A. Marathe; Jyotsana Sharma; K. Dhinesh Babu; A. A. Murkute
      Abstract: Abstract Pomegranate has emerged as a cash crop in the arid and semi-arid region in recent years. However, paucity of proper planting system posed various management problems leading to lethal increase of plant diseases and significant reduction in yield. In the present study, a unique planting method i.e. bedding system was evaluated against traditional planting methods. Results revealed that bedding system of plantation (0.60 m width × 0.30 m deep trenches below the soil surface, above ground 2 m wide bed 45 cm high at the middle and sloping down towards both ends, separated by parallel dead furrows oriented in the direction of land slope) led to appropriate aeration in active root zone, avoiding water logging and increased nutrient uptake. These conditions facilitated the reduction in disease infestation and increased physical attributes significantly. All these favorable outputs culminated into significantly higher yield of pomegranate on the bedding system of plantation.
      PubDate: 2017-09-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0567-0
       
  • Elemental Analysis of Different Cultivar of Senna ( Cassia angustifolia )
           using Microwave Digestion and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
    • Authors: B. B. Basak; R. Nagaraja Reddy
      Abstract: Abstract Senna (Cassia angustifolia Vahl.) is known worldwide for its laxative properties. Essential element content in senna leaf and pod is important as they preferred as an ingredient of herbal tea, functional food and dietary supplements. So, elemental (Ca, Mg, K, Na, Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu) content in the leaf and pod samples of four different cultivar of senna were determined by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy after digestion in the closed vessel environment through a microwave digestion system. Powdered leaf and pod samples were digested with high-purity concentrated nitric acid (HNO3). The overall reproducibility of the method obtained from spiking experiment was within the range and recovery data indicated accurate and precise. The elemental content in the leaf and pod sample followed the order Ca > K > Mg > Na > Fe > Zn > Mn > Cu. While elemental content in pod samples were found lower as compared to leaf samples except potassium. Calcium content was found higher than other elements and level of Copper was the least among all elements in the leaf and pod samples. Significant differences were observed for elemental content among the cultivars. The cultivar KKM-1 recorded higher elemental content compared to other cultivars. This basic information generated from the study can be used for the varietal development of senna with improved nutritional quality apart from its medicinal properties.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0561-6
       
  • An Extended Distribution of Rare and Endemic Brachystelma kolarense
           (Apocynaceae) from Eastern Karnataka to Coastal Plains of Kerala, India
    • Authors: Sharad S. Kambale; Avinash R. Gholave; Avinash A. Adsul; Malapati K. Janarthanam; Shrirang Ramchandra Yadav
      Abstract: Abstract Brachystelma kolarense Arekal & T.M. Ramakrishna, an endemic and little known species is reported from Kasaragod district of Kerala state which was earlier known from Sonnipally, Kolar district (eastern Karnataka).
      PubDate: 2017-08-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0560-7
       
  • A Report on Insect Community and Their Habitat Association in Daying Ering
           Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh
    • Authors: Hiren Gogoi; Oyin Lego; Minam Tayeng; Taba Meth
      Abstract: Abstract Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary located in East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh is a river island formed by the river Siang and Sibia. It is the only kind of sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh which is surrounded by water bodies and most of the land covered with thatch grasses. The primary objective of the present study was to collect preliminary data on the insect diversity in this sanctuary. For this, the data were collected in four habitats viz. grassland, woodland, river bank and Jeep ghat camp area during February 04–07, 2015. The findings were analysed using Shannon index, Simpson index, Buzas and Gibson’s evenness measure, Berger–Parker index and Fisher-alpha index. During the survey undertaken, 44 species of insects belonging to 10 orders and 25 families were documented. Lepidoptera represented by 9 species showed the highest species richness as per Shannon index followed by Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera and Hymenoptera represented by 6, 15, 5 and 4 species respectively. However, Simpson’s diversity index calculated the highest species richness of Coleoptera followed by Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera and Hymenoptera. The maximum number of species inhabited in the grassland (22). Among the habitats studied, the highest species richness was found in woodland followed by riverbank, grassland and the camp area. Ceratosolen solmsi marchali was estimated as the most abundant insect species in camp area, Distoleon tetragrammicus and Schizodactylus monstrosus in riverbank, Globitermes globosus and Acrida bicolour in grassland and Mycalesis heri in woodland habitat. Though, it was a preliminary survey species like yellow winged grasshopper Gastrimargus musicus, sand dune cricket S. monstrosus and globoid nest termite G. globosus can be pictured as potential flagship insects in the sanctuary. Besides, it showed the variation of diversity in entomofauna among the habitats indicating habitat specific dependence of the insect assembly in the sanctuary.
      PubDate: 2017-08-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0568-z
       
  • Eleocharis yunnanensis Svenson (Cyperaceae) an Endemic Spikerush of China:
           A New Record for Indian Flora
    • Authors: A. N. Chandore; D. B. Borude; K. V. C. Gosavi; S. R. Yadav
      Abstract: Abstract Eleocharis yunnanensis Svenson (Cyperaceae) was collected from Shillong of Meghalaya and it is reported first time for Indian flora. The present paper provides a brief description, flowering and fruiting period, localities, habitat of E. yunnanensis.
      PubDate: 2017-08-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0563-4
       
  • A Novel Technique for Line Segmentation in Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi
           Script Documents
    • Authors: Munish Kumar; M. K. Jindal; R. K. Sharma
      Abstract: Abstract Segmentation is an important step in Offline Handwritten Character Recognition (Offline HCR). Line segmentation is an important activity included in segmentation process. Line segmentation is a challenging task and it becomes even more challenging when one needs to segment lines in a skewed offline handwritten document. Improper segmentation decreases the recognition accuracy considerably. In this paper, strip based projection profile technique and smearing technique with contour tracing (proposed combination) have been used for line segmentation in offline handwritten Gurmukhi script documents. We have achieved an accuracy of 98.26% for line segmentation with proposed technique and an accuracy of 93.05% for line segmentation with strip based projection profile technique.
      PubDate: 2017-08-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0558-1
       
  • Identification of Superior Recombinant Inbred Lines for Seed Yield and
           Related Traits in Indian Mustard ( Brassica juncea L.) from a Population
           Derived from Rohini × PBR-97
    • Authors: Pramod K. Rai; Binay K. Singh; Supriya Ambawat; Hari S. Meena; Gajra Garg; Vijay V. Singh; Dhiraj Singh
      Abstract: Abstract In the present study, a set of 230 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) was developed through a cross between high yielding commercially released Indian mustard cultivars Rohini and PBR-97. These RILs were evaluated in F6:7 generation during the rabi season of 2012–2013 for quantitative and qualitative traits. High genetic advance in conjunction with high heritability for seed yield/plant (43.81, 80.89%), biological yield (39.34, 88.77%), fruiting zone length (9.36, 70.21%), fibre (28.35, 72.63%) and glucosinolates content (68.75, 97.56%) indicated the effectiveness of selection for these traits. Plant height (0.207), number of seeds/siliqua (0.169), biological yield (0.615) and 1000-seed weight (0.160) were positively associated with seed yield. On the basis of seed yield/plant, 25 RILs were identified as highly promising and some of these lines may be considered for multi-location testing for varietal release or used as parents for breeding high yielding Indian mustard varieties. Moreover, the recombinant inbred population developed in the study may be used for molecular dissection of yield and yield related traits in Indian mustard.
      PubDate: 2017-08-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0564-3
       
  • Rapid, Efficient Direct and Indirect Regeneration Protocol of Dioscorea
           deltoidea Wall
    • Authors: Ashwani Kumar; Suresh Chand Goyal; Charu Lata; Neelam Sharma; Pooja Dhansu; Jagdish Parshad
      Abstract: Abstract The present study was explained about a direct and indirect regeneration protocol for an important wild medicinal plant Dioscorea deltoidea, a rich source of saponins and diosgenin. It was found that source of explant, basal medium composition, concentration of plant growth regulator and the photoperiod directly control morphogenetic responses. Out of all explants tested, only nodal segments performed better on the experimental growth media. Nodal segments initiated direct organogenesis when cultured on MS and RT (revised tobacco) medium supplemented with BAP and NAA or IBA. Growth medium supplemented with BAP (1.5 mg/l) and IBA (0.5 mg/l) induced maximum regeneration. Indirect roots regeneration was achieved on RT medium supplemented with IAA 1.0 mg/l and RT medium supplemented with BAP 1.0 mg/l and NAA 0.5 mg/l induced shoot regeneration through callus formed on MS medium containing 2, 4-D (2.0 mg/l).
      PubDate: 2017-08-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0562-5
       
  • On Analytical Solution of Ambartsumian Equation
    • Authors: Jayvant Patade; Sachin Bhalekar
      Abstract: Abstract The Ambartsumian equation is used in the theory of surface brightness in milky way. This equation is a linear differential equation involving a proportional delay term. In this paper we use the Daftardar-Gejji and Jafari method to obtain analytical solution of Ambartsumian equation. The solution is provided in the form of a power series which is convergent for all reals. We prove the convergence of this series and plot solution graphs.
      PubDate: 2017-08-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0565-2
       
  • Two Species of Fissidens (Fissidentaceae): New to Indian Bryoflora
    • Authors: Reesa Gupta; Virendra Nath; A. K. Asthana
      Abstract: Abstract During the course of the present study, two species of Fissidens viz. F. formosanus Noguchi and F. oblongifolius Hook. f. & Wilson have been encountered from Pachmarhi biosphere reserve, which are new additions to the bryoflora of India. Considering that these species are restrictedly distributed worldwide, their occurrence in India holds much importance.
      PubDate: 2017-07-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0556-3
       
  • Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Rice Yield of Different Locations in Northeast
           China
    • Authors: Dandan Jin; Jiping Gao; Peng Jiang; Xiaohong Lv; Yan Wang; Wenzhong Zhang
      Abstract: Abstract An optimal temperature and sunshine hours (T&S) condition will contribute significantly to increase rice yield and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). The T&S condition of a location serves as a limiting factor for NUE. The results of this study indicated that higher NUE and grain yield of rice could be obtained with the combination of higher effective active temperature and fewer sunshine hours during the entire growth period in Northeast China. The T&S conditions in the southern region of Northeast China promoted rice growth, and these conditions affected the assessment of local rice yield.
      PubDate: 2017-07-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0553-6
       
  • The maximum computational capacity of proteins involved in abiotic stress
           differs significantly from the proteins not involved in abiotic stress
    • Authors: Monendra Grover; Dwijesh C. Mishra; Naveen Sharma; Sudhir Srivastava; Anil Rai
      Abstract: Abstract Abiotic stress is an important factor affecting the agricultural productivity as well as human health. We have assessed the statistical significance of the difference between the maximum computational capacity of the proteins associated with abiotic stress (heat drought and salinity stress) and not associated with the abiotic stress. The maximum computational capacity of the proteins involved in various sub-processes of the heat stress response was also compared. Our results show that there is a statistically significant difference in the maximum computational capacity of the proteins associated with abiotic stress and proteins not associated with the abiotic stress. Besides this it is also apparent from our studies that the mean maximum computational capacity of the proteins involved in various sub-processes of heat stress response is different. The concept of maximum computational capacity has been applied to the proteins for the first time in this study.
      PubDate: 2017-06-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0557-2
       
  • Influence of Diurnal Irradiance Variation on Chlorophyll Values in Wheat:
           A Comparative Study Using Different Chlorophyll Meters
    • Authors: H. M. Mamrutha; Davinder Sharma; K. Sumanth Kumar; K. Venkatesh; Vinod Tiwari; Indu Sharma
      Abstract: Abstract The canopy greenness, a visible indicator of crop nitrogen content, photosynthetic efficiency and overall crop health status is directly influenced by chlorophyll content. A lot of ambiguity exists over use of available chlorophyll meters and proper time of measurement during the day. In order to find differences between chlorophyll meters and the effect of diurnal variation of irradiance on chlorophyll measurements, three different chlorophyll meters (atLEAF+, Opti-sciences CCM200 and SPAD-Minolta) were used to repeatedly measure chlorophyll content index (CCI) on a specific marked region of leaf at five different hours of the day for three consecutive days on six different wheat genotypes grown under field condition. The CCI values of a genotype measured at different hours of a day by a chlorophyll meter did not vary significantly. Although some variation were observed in CCI values by different chlorophyll meters, the relative trend of CCI values across chlorophyll meters remained same for a genotype. The results indicate that the CCI values measured were un-affected by both variation in diurnal irradiance and make of the instruments. Therefore all three chlorophyll meters tested can be efficiently used for chlorophyll measurements which can be done at any time of the day under field conditions in wheat.
      PubDate: 2017-05-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0544-7
       
  • 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: 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
       
  • Automatic Detection of Lung Cancer Nodules in Computerized Tomography
           Images
    • Authors: Deepa Jose; A. Noufal Chithara; P. Nirmal Kumar; H. Kareemulla
      Abstract: 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
       
 
 
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