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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access  
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 205)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
InterSciencePlace     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigación Valdizana     Open Access  
Investigación y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Geográficas (Esp)     Open Access  
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Issues in Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ithaca : Viaggio nella Scienza     Open Access  
IULC Working Papers     Open Access  
Ius et Praxis     Open Access  
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Addiction & Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Advanced Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Race inquiry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Economy Culture and Society     Open Access  
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Humanity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Iran Cultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free  
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 307, SJR: 4.302, CiteScore: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Relationships Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Responsible Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Structure     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Studies in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the University of Ruhuna     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Trust Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Jurnal Biometrika dan Kependudukan     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Lakon     Open Access  
Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Teori dan Praksis Pembelajaran IPS     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Kaleidoscope     Open Access  
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kervan. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kırklareli Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Knowledge Management for Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Korea : Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft     Open Access  
Korean Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Kotuitui : New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Kulttuurintutkimus     Open Access  
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
L'Ordinaire des Amériques     Open Access  
La Tercera Orilla     Open Access  
Labyrinthe     Open Access  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Lavboratorio : Revista de Estudios sobre Cambio Estructural y Desigualdad Social.     Open Access  
Lectio Socialis     Open Access  
Les Cahiers des dix     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d’EMAM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science     Open Access  
Lex Social : Revista de Derechos Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lilith: A Feminist History Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Liminar. Estudios Sociales y Humanisticos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Local-Global: Identity, Security, Community     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Lucero     Open Access  
Lúdicamente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lutas Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Macedon Digest, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Maine Policy Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Maskana     Open Access  
Mathématiques et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Mayéutica Revista Científica de Humanidades y Artes     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Meanjin Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Media Information Australia     Full-text available via subscription  
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Media International Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Melbourne Journal of Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memorias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Meridional : Revista Chilena de Estudios Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Methodological Innovations     Open Access  
Methods, Data, Analyses     Open Access  
México y la Cuenca del Pacífico     Open Access  
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Mikarimin. Revista Científica Multidisciplinaria     Open Access  
Mirai : Estudios Japoneses     Open Access  
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Misión Jurídica     Open Access  
Mitologicas     Open Access  
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Monthly, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Moving the Social : Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mukaddime     Open Access  
Mütefekkir     Open Access  
Müvészettörténeti Értesitö     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
National Observer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Navigations : A First-Year College Composite     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
New Left Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
New Perspectives on Turkey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand International Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Noesis. Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nómadas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nómadas. Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nordic Journal of Social Research     Open Access  
Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift     Open Access  
Northeast African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales : revue internationale de systémique complexe et d'études relationnelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Novos Estudos - CEBRAP     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift     Full-text available via subscription  
Observatorio Latinoamericano y Caribeño     Open Access  
Occasional Series in Criminal Justice and International Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Öneri Dergisi     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
Open Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Family Studies Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Orbis. Revista Cientifica Ciencias Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Orbith : Majalah Ilmiah Pengembangan Rekayasa dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Yield and Nitrogen Uptake in Wheat and Chickpea Grown Under Elevated
           Carbon Dioxide Level
    • Abstract: Increase in the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has fertilization effect on crops if nutrient supply remains adequate. Response of cereals and legumes to increased CO2 concentration might differ due to the nitrogen fixing ability of leguminous crops. Considering the importance of differential response of cereal and legumes under elevated CO2 concentration, a field study was conducted to compare the effect of elevated CO2 on yield and plant nitrogen uptake in wheat and chickpea crop. Elevated CO2 level (550 ppm) increased yield by 15.1% and 16.7% over ambient in wheat and by 21.1% and 21.9% in chickpea (p ≤ 0.05) during the first and second years of the study. Nitrogen content in wheat grains decreased under elevated CO2 concentration. Chickpea, being a leguminous crop, showed no change in grain N content. However, higher biomass and grain yield resulted in higher N uptake in both the crops under elevated CO2 level. Under elevated CO2 concentration more partitioning of biomass toward seeds lead to higher seed N partitioning in chickpea. The study showed that although growth and yield of crops might increase in high CO2 condition, nitrogen concentration in grains and soil available N status might decrease in cereals like wheat. But chickpea might not get affected due to their ability to fix atmospheric N2.
      PubDate: 2019-05-07
  • Promethee Based Distributed Multihead Energy and Coverage Preserving
           Clustering Algorithm for Mobile Sensor Nodes
    • Abstract: In this paper, a preference ranking organization method for enrichment evaluations (PROMETHEE) based distributed multihead energy and coverage preserving clustering algorithm for mobile sensor nodes (PDMECCA) is proposed. The objective of proposed PDMECCA is to equally distribute the load (communication, computation) among Mobile Sensor Nodes using the multihead concept for balancing the energy consumption among nodes and increase the lifetime of network with the ability to persistently provide coverage and connectivity of the entire monitored area. This paper considers PROMETHEE method for optimal selection of cluster heads based on multi criteria. The results of simulation show that proposed algorithm effectively prolongs the network lifetime and provide constant coverage persistently.
      PubDate: 2019-05-04
  • Exploring the Potential of DNA/RNA Aptamers in National Security
    • Abstract: Internal security of nations has become a lot more fluid and prone to unconventional threats, post-cold war. For early threat detection and mitigation, rapid, reliable and simple solutions are needed. Nucleic acid aptamers, as a part of new and emerging branch of biotechnology, offer one of the possible solutions. Nucleic acid aptamers are single-stranded DNA or RNA sequences that assume a specific conformation depending on their base pair sequences and tertiary folding. Conformation thus assumed by the aptamer is unique and can bind to complementary ligands via non-covalent bonds. The aptamers can bind to ligands, which range from small molecules to entire cells. However, here, chemicals of interest are those, which pose a security concern, e.g., explosives, narcotics and chemical warfare agents. Aptamers are both resistant to environmental extremes and are cheap in mass production. These properties make aptamers of interest in the field for threat detection and mitigation in national security. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that challenges involved in translation of this technology from the laboratory to the field be addressed as soon as possible, to realize the benefits of this technology for defense applications.
      PubDate: 2019-05-04
  • Highly Negative Dispersion Nanocore Spiral Photonic Crystal Fiber for
           Supercontinuum Generation
    • Abstract: In this letter, a spiral shape photonic crystal fiber (S-PCF) with nanocore has been suggested for the generation of the supercontinuum. The designing parameters have reformed to optimize the optical properties of the proposed structure. Finite element method is utilized to perform the numerical analysis of the proposed S-PCF. The proposed S-PCF exhibits a highly negative dispersion which ranges from − 82.21 to − 213.90 ps/(nm km) and high nonlinearity in the order of 6.31 × 107 W−1 km−1 at the 1.55 µm wavelength. The birefringence of the proposed structure is zero at the 1.55 µm wavelength. Besides, effective area and field distribution are also described briefly.
      PubDate: 2019-05-03
  • An Improved Server Validation Scheme for Multi-server Infrastructure
    • Abstract: An improved server validation scheme for a multi-server infrastructure has been introduced. In this scheme, each member involved in communication has to prove its validation before any exchange of information bits. This introduced scheme also secures the server against phishing and other similar attacks. Dynamic properties of the group are handled with ease, making the scheme suitable for real-life applications. Major achieved highlights of the method are that user privacy is respected without requiring any serious time synchronization.
      PubDate: 2019-04-08
  • Passenger Car Active Suspension System Model for Better Dynamic
    • Abstract: The technological investigations to a light passenger car have been carried out in order to improve the comfort and safety features by the implementation of an active suspension system. A fuzzy logic control-based active suspension system is proposed for the fuel-efficient small passenger cars to fulfil the design upgradation requirements. The proposed design comprised of hydraulically powered actuators is installed at each of the car wheels between sprung and unsprung mass to compensate the ground forces in order to resolve the instability and comfort issues. The dynamic analysis figures out the significant improvement of 12% in comfort and 11.53% in the car stability.
      PubDate: 2019-04-08
  • Power Consumption-Based Dynamic Network Selection in Heterogeneous
    • Abstract: Network selection is a critical task for mobile terminals moving in heterogeneous environment of next-generation wireless networks. Power consumption of mobile terminal is a matter of great concern in the present scenario for efficient network selection in integrated network of various wireless technologies. In this paper, multiple attributes decision-making-based dynamic network selection method PV–VPP is proposed by considering power consumption of mobile terminal at instantaneous battery level in heterogeneous networks.
      PubDate: 2019-04-06
  • Reducing Reconfiguration Overheads Using Configuration Prefetch, Optimal
           Reuse, and Optimal Memory Mapping
    • Abstract: Modern embedded systems are packed with dedicated field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to accelerate the overall system performance. But the main drawback in using FPGA as a reconfigurable system is that a lot of reconfiguration overheads are generated in the reconfiguration process. The reconfiguration overheads are mainly because of the configuration data being fetched from the off-chip memory and also due to the improper management of tasks during execution. This work focusses mainly on the prefetch heuristics, reuse technique, and the available memory hierarchy to provide an efficient management of tasks over the available resources. This short communication proposes a new optimal replacement policy which reduces the overall time and energy reconfiguration overheads for static systems in their subsequent iterations. It is evident from the results that most of the time and energy reconfiguration overheads are eliminated.
      PubDate: 2019-04-06
  • q -Double Cesaro Matrices and q -Statistical Convergence of Double
    • Abstract: In this study, we introduce and examine the concepts of q-double Cesaro matrices and q-statistical convergence and q-statistical limit point of double sequences. Also, we give some relations connected to these concepts.
      PubDate: 2019-04-06
  • A Note on the Rainbow Neighbourhood Number of Certain Graph Classes
    • Abstract: A rainbow neighbourhood of a graph G is the closed neighbourhood N[v] of a vertex \(v \in V(G)\) which contains at least one colored vertex of each color in the chromatic coloring \({\mathscr {C}}\) of G. Let G be a graph with a chromatic coloring \({\mathscr {C}}\) defined on it. The number of vertices in G yielding rainbow neighbourhoods is called the rainbow neighbourhood number of the graph G, denoted by \(r_\chi (G)\) . In this paper, rainbow neighbourhood number of certain graph classes are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Report on Wild Eri Silkworm Samia canningii Hutton (Lepidoptera:
           Saturniidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India
    • Abstract: This study was conducted to study morphology of the life stages of wild eri silkworm Samia canningii Hutton from Arunachal Pradesh, India, which is the easternmost part of Himalaya biodiversity hotspot. Fifth instar larvae are of three forms: (1) bluish white, (2) yellow and (3) bluish green. Colour of tubercle like projections in bluish white and bluish green larvae is blue in 5th instar. In yellow form, projections are yellow. Legs are orange in colour in all colour morphs. White powdery substance appears from 3rd instar larvae. Colour of newly spinned cocoon of S. canningii is bright yellow. Later, it turns to brown. Cocoons are open ended like Samia cynthia ricini. Matured larvae—median length of abdomen 62–65 mm, median body width 9–10 mm. Cocoon—median length 27–33 mm, Median breadth 12–14 mm.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • New report of Trachyphyllum borgenii (Renauld & Cardot) Broth.
           (Bryophyta) from India with a Note on Its Disjunct Distribution in
    • Abstract: The present study highlights the disjunct distribution of the moss Trachyphyllum borgenii (Renauld & Cardot) Broth. Trachyphyllum borgenii, was earlier known as an endemic to Madagascar, has recently been identified at Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve (PBR), central India. The discovery of T. borgenii is a new record for Indian subcontinent with extended range of distribution from Madagascar and now it can be designated as a species with disjunct distribution instead of an endemic species.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Omnidirectional Radio Propagation Antenna Using Organized Grouping of
           Monopole Antennas
    • Abstract: An omnidirectional radio propagation antenna is designed in the present study by grouping three microstrip monopole antennas of MRF24J40MA transceiver on a transmitter device. MRF24J40MA transceiver is operating at 2.4 GHz of frequency with maximum transmission power of 0 dBm and receiving sensitivity of − 91 dBm. The proposed antenna radiating characteristic is tested by measuring the maximum received signal strength indicator along the angular direction from 0 to 360 degree. The main objective of this letter is to authenticate the work of various localization algorithms based on oversimplification of radio propagation model.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • An Efficient Hybrid User Profile Based Web Search Personalization Through
           Semantic Crawler
    • Abstract: The World Wide Web has a collection of trillions of web pages and these web pages are increasing day by day. Web pages available on the Web change frequently and these changes are sometimes unnoticeable by the end user. The exponential growth of web documents on the Internet makes it difficult to find out which are the most relevant web documents for a particular end user on a given search query and user spends a lot of time to get relevant information. The proposed web search personalization system successfully identifies preferences of the end user and constructs an efficient user profile for every end user. It utilizes the built web page repository by retrieving web search results and personalizes them according to user preferences. It is also capable to handle ambiguous queries. The proposed system increases the search accuracy by 37.6% over existing agent based personalization system.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • A Scientific Note on Occurrence and Infestation of Jewel Beetle Belionota
           Prasina (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) on Cashew ( Anacardium Occidentale )
    • Abstract: The occurrence of Jewel beetle Belionota prasina (Thunberg, 1789) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) infestation on cashew from Goa, India was reported in this communication. Most of the infested trees were previously attacked by stem borers. Semi-circular D-shaped exit bore holes measuring 7–10 mm in length and 4–7 mm in width were found along the main trunk and branches. Adult beetles were dark greenish blue in colour and measured about 21–28 mm in length. Grubs were fleshy, whitish yellow in colour and measured 9–50 mm in length. Various stages of grub were observed on the infested trees. Pre-pupa and pupa were yellowish white in colour and measures 26–32 mm and 20–23 mm in length, respectively. Maximum of 132 grubs, 8 pre-pupae, 22 pupae and 61 adults were collected from a single affected tree. An average of 55.8 grubs were found to be feeding on a single tree and could successfully complete the life cycle on a fresh cashew log. Thus, cashew could be a new host plant for grubs of this buprestid, Belionota prasina.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Evaluation of Relatedness Through
           Morphological and Molecular Markers Among Medicinally Important Trees:
           Terminalia arjuna , T. bellerica , T. catappa and T. chebula
    • Abstract: Terminalia trees are being over exploited because of their medicinal and economical importance leading to loss of valuable genetic resources. The study included morphological variation and characterization of genetic diversity at interspecific level. Genus Terminalia is a complex group having many problems associated with taxonomic identification. Morphologically T. arjuna can be distinguished from other species having winged fruits whereas the fruits of T. catappa are elliptical and tomentose. Fruits of T. chebula are provided with ribs while fruits of T. bellerica are without ribs. Thus different species of Terminalia can be distinguished by characteristic of fruits and sometimes by characteristic of leaves. For the first time comprehensive study was done for estimation and analysis of genetic variation through random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) markers. A total of 12 polymorphic primers (6 RAPD and 6 ISSR) produced 80 polymorphic bands with an average of 7.5 bands per primer. The average polymorphism was 87.97% and five primers were reported to produce 100% polymorphism. Dendrogram based on RAPD and ISSR data grouped four Terminalia species in two distinct clusters. Cluster-I comprised 2 species viz. T. arjuna, T. chebula, while cluster-II comprised two species T. bellerica and T. catappa. Clustering of species was altercating with previous morphological studies.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • An Example of a Right Loop Admitting Only Discrete Topologization
    • Abstract: Discrete topology is an important branch of topology. Being motivated by Suvorov and Kryuchkov (Sib Mat Zh 17(2):471–473, 1976) and Suvorov (Sib Mat Zh 32(5):193, 1991), an example of a right loop admitting only discrete topologization is presented in this paper.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Life History Features of the Invasive Snail Physa acuta Occurring in
           Kolkata, India
    • Abstract: The life history features of the invasive snail Physa acuta occurring in Kolkata was assessed emphasizing the growth and the life table parameters. The growth observed in terms of the weekly changes in the shell length and body weight for a cohort complied with the von Bertalanffy growth equations (for shell length: Lt = 13.651 * (1 − exp(−0.161(t−0.55)) and for body weight Wt = 86.30 * (1 − exp(−0.161(t−0.55))1.811. The generation time (Tc), the net reproductive rate (R0), the intrinsic rate of natural increase (rm) and the finite rate of increase (λ), were respectively, 47.36 days, 644.64, 0.13 and 1.14, which are comparable to the findings made on the P. acuta in other parts of the world. Variations in the life history of P. acuta may be possible if considered over the newly invaded habitats in West Bengal, India. Although the snails are restricted to the sewage drain habitats, in Kolkata, India, the results are indicative of the prospective invasion of the snails to other freshwater habitats, if appropriate measures to control the population are not adopted.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Angiosperm Phylogeny Group Classification in Fourth Iteration: Its Future
           Impact in India
    • Abstract: The communication discusses major changes in the new version of APG classification and its adoption in India. APG IV has further stabilized with addition of 2 informal groups, 5 new orders, 10 new families, re-circumscription of 20 earlier families and reduction in number of unplaced taxa. A comparison of APG versions with 4 recent individual classifications proves it more stable. A circle-in-circle diagram and a simplified cladogram of the classification are devised to make it easy to understand. Adoption of APG IV is visible in the world but Indian taxonomic institutions are sceptical for its changing nature. In a country where Linnaean Taxonomy is dominant, species richness is high, flora is incompletely explored and published, adoption of APG classification in flora or herbaria will jeopardize the progress. It seems that morphological taxonomy will remain dominant and APG IV will be mainly a topic of classroom teaching in India.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Seabuckthorn: Opportunities and Challenges in Ladakh
    • Abstract: Ladakh covers around 70% area of Jammu and Kashmir and houses diverse groups of medicinally important plants. One of these plants is Seabuckthorn. A storehouse of innumerable health promoting substances, this plant has assumed immense significance for the past decade or so. Despite being a dominant inhabitant of Ladakh and covering around 11,500 ha of land, it is used to a limited extent by the local populace. These uses are deep rooted traditionally and are not known to all. Surveys were carried out in different villages of Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh region to record data and collect information on the ethno botanical usage of Seabuckthorn. The paper discusses the indigenous uses of this medicinal plant vis-a-vis its potential for sustainable utilization, which is not realized to the fullest.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
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