Archive IJSN

Volume-3, Issue-3, 2012

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0973-3140 (Print)

2229-6441 (Online)

      Page No. 480-727

Next Issue: December 2012

Published by: Society For Science and Nature-(SFSN)

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Review Article

Solid state and submerged fermentation for the production of bioactive substances: Acomparative study
Subramaniyam, R. and Vimala, R.*
School of Biosciences and technology, VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamil Nadu, India
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page 480-486
Issues surrounding the use of plant-derived pesticides (Botanicals) in pest management in Nigeria
1Okrikata, E. & 2Oruonye, E. D.
1Department of Biology Education, School of Science Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), P. M. B. 1013, Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria
2Department of Geography, Taraba State University, P. M. B. 1167, Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria
[Full Article - PDF] page 487-490

Research Article

Herbs and Spices: An anticancer potential
Alma Negre Abuga*, Romeo M. Del Rosarioa, and Nenita D. Palmesa
Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Mindanao University of Science and Technology Cagayan de Oro City 9000 Philippines
Corresponding author: Tel: +63.88.856.1738, Fax: +63.88.856.4696, Email:
[Full Article - PDF] page 491-496
Effects of Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides leaves on plasma glucose, lipid profile and some liver enzymes in Alloxan induced diabetic rats
1Aloke, C., 2Nwachukwu, N., 3Ugwuja, E. I., 4Idenyi, J.N.,1Nwachi, E.U., 1Obasi, I.O. & 5Oga, O.
1Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Ebonyi State University, P.M.B .053, Abakaliki,Nigeria
2Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State
3Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Ebonyi State University, P.M.B. 053, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State,Nigeria
4Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Ebonyi State University, P.M.B .053, Abakaliki, Nigeria
5Biotechnology Research and Development Centre, Ebonyi State University, P.M.B .053, Abakaliki, Nigeria
[Full Article - PDF] page 497-501
Determination of the most allowable slope of strip road for Skidder Timberjack 450c
1Majid Lotfalian, 1Hasan Sam Daliri, 1Seyed Ataollah Hosseini, 2Yahya Kooch & 3Gholamreza Hadi Zadeh
1Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources,Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran
2Tarbiat Modares University
3Iranian Forest Organization 
[Full Article - PDF] page 502-506
Pollinator diversity and relative abundance of insect visitors on apple crop in Shimla hills of western Himalaya, India
Hem Raj, V.K. Mattu and M.L. Thakur*
Sociobiology and Behavioural Ecology Research Lab.
Deptt. of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-171 005 (HP), India 
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page 507-513
Effects of composted farmyard manure on growth and yield of spider plant (Cleome gynandra)
Ng’etich  O.K. J.N. Aguyoh* and J. O. Ogweno
Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils. P.O. BOX 536 Egerton, Kenya
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page 514-520
Efficiency of light-traps influenced by environmental factors
1Nowinszky László, 1Puskás János, 2Ladányi Márta
1University of West Hungary, Savaria Campus, H-9700 Szombathely, Károlyi Gáspár Square 4.
2Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Corvinus University of Budapest, H-1118, Budapest,
Villányi út 29., Hungary.
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page 521-525
Contents of protein and activity of protease and amylase in the mid gut homogenate of fifth instar larvae of silkworm, bombyx mori l. (PM X CSR2) fed with herbal drug (KHO-GO) treated mulberry leaves
1Vitthalrao B. Khyade, 2Jiwan P. Sarwade
1Department of  Zoology, Shardabai Pawar Mahila College, Shardanagar Tal – Baramati, Dist. Pune – 413115.
2Department of Zoology, Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur (Dist. Pune).India
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page 526-531
Closeness index (CI) an assessment tool for students’ performance of cell theory
Y. Ameyaw
Biology Education Department, Faculty of Science Education,University of Education, Winneba – C/R.
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page 532-537
The entomological fauna visiting cultivated populations of Tropaeolum majus L. (tropaeolaceae)
1Maria Emília P. F. Silva, 1Rosilda M. Mussury, 1Rogério Silvestre, 2Silvana P. Q. Scalon, 3Lucia F. Braga and 4Marcilio P. Sousa
1Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD) – School of Biological and Enviromental Sciences, Rodovia Dourados/ Itahum, km 12, Bairro Rural. CEP: 79804-970 – Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil.
2Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD) - College of Agricultural Sciences. Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil.
3Biologists Mato Grosso State University - UNEMAT, 78580-000, Alta Floresta Municipality, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
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page 538-545
Evaluation of manual defoliation on some yield parameters of Anacardium occidentale L. During  fruiting season at Crin, head-quarters, Ibadan
1Mokwunye, I. U; 2Hammed,L. A 1Ndubuaku T.C.N. and 1Asogwa E.U.
1Cashew Research Programme, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), PMB 5244, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2Department of Horticulture, COLPLANT, University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State . Nigeria
[Full Article - PDF] page 546-550
Blood pressure variations during different phases of menstrual cycle
1Mehnaaz Sameera Arifuddin, 1Mohammed Abdul Hannan Hazari, 2Barra Ram Reddy
1Department of Physiology, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Kanchanbagh (PO), Hyderabad-500058, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Department of Physiology, Osmania Medical College, Turehbaz Khan Road, Koti, Hyderabad-500095, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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page 551-554
Monitoring of water quality in the Hipparagi irrigation command area, Karnataka, India
Jagadeesh, K.C. Chandrashekar, J.S. and Somashekar, R.K.
Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Jnanabharathi, Bangalore – 560056 Karnataka, India.
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page 555-562
Monitoring of pesticide residues in farmgate samples of vegetables in Karnataka, India
1Gowda S.R. Ananda and 2Somashekar R.K.
1Department of Chemistry, V.V. Pura College of Science, Bangalore-560004, Karnataka, India.
2Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Jnanabharathi, Bangalore-560056, Karnataka, India.
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page 563-570
Effect of nitrogen and vam levels on herbage and oil yield of Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli petlle.)
1 Sumathi. M. , 2Shashekala, S.G.,  3Shankaraiah.  N., 4Ravi Kumar. P. & Kavitha, V.

Research Foundation, Chennai
2IFFCO Kisan Sanchar limited, Bangalore
3Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta, Bangalore, India
4Department of Animal Husbandry and veterinary services, Government of Karnataka
5Department of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,Tamil Nadu as fivth author.
[Full Article - PDF] page 571-579
Pulping   potential   of Thaumatococcus   daniellii   (benn) benth. In Omo and Oban forest reserves of Nigeria
1Ogunsanwo, O.Y, 2Adedeji, G.A and 1Ajibabi, A.S
1Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan
2Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Port Harcourt
[Full Article - PDF] page 580-585
Site index equation for pinus caribaea plantation in erosion prone enugu ngwo, Nigeria
*Oyebade, B.A, Popo-ola, F.S. and Aguma Samuel
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
*Email: under this contact address
[Full Article - PDF] page 586-591
Behavior of some indigenous mulberry genotypes of Kashmir valley under polyhouse
1Baqual , M. F., 1Mir,  M. A., 2Kamili, A. S.,  3Singh, K. N., 4Raja, T. A. & 1Sharma, R. K.
1Températe  Sericulture Research Institute,  SKUAST-K, Mirgund (India)
2Directorate of Extension Education, SKUAST-K, Shalimar
3Division of Agronomy,  SKUAST-K, Shalimar
4Division of Agricultural Statistics, SKUAST-K, Shalimar
[Full Article - PDF] page 592-598
Energy dissipation over different fall angles through rectangular irrigation canal: A panacea for sustainable crop production in tropical regions
Eze Samuel Ominyi & Egba Ernest Ituma
Department of Technology and Vocational education, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
[Full Article - PDF] page 599-603
An experimental evaluation of the economic efficiency of vitamin supplements in poultry feeds in Kogi state, Nigeria
1Ayoola, J.B. and 2Sanda, M.E
1Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Kogi State University, Anyigba
2Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
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page 604-607
Effect of inoculation with azotobacter and phosphate solubilising microorganisms on mulberry (Morus spp.)
1Baqual, M. F. & 2Das, P. K.
1Températe  Sericulture Research Institute,  SKUAST-K, Mirgund (India)
2Central Sericultural  Research and Training Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
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page 608-612
Influence of activated charcoal on in vitro embryo germination and growth of plantlets of  Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.)
1Benamar Benmahioul, 2Meriem KAÏD-HARCHE, 3Florence Daguin
1 Département des Sciences agronomiques et forestières, Faculté des Sciences de la Nature et de la Vie & Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers (SNV-STU), Université «Abou Bekr Bel KAID», - Tlemcen, Algeria 
2Département de Biotechnologies, Faculté des Sciences, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie «Mohammed BOUDIAF», BP 1505, El Mnaouar, Oran, Algeria
3 AGROCAMPUS OUEST, Centre d’ Angers, INHP, 2 rue Le Nôtre, F-49045 Angers, France
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page 613-616
Evaluation of trace elements and antioxidants in pre and post hemodialysis of chronic renal failure patients
*1Omali Y. El-Khawaga and El-sayed I. H.
1Chemistry Department,  Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
2Molecular Biology Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Institute, Minofua University, Sadat City, Egypt.
Current address: Faculty of Community, King Khalid University, Rejal Almaa, Kingdom of   Saudi Arabia.
[Full Article - PDF] page 617-620
Assessment of forest fringe communities’ participation in sustainable forest management in the Yaya forest reserve of the Brong ahafo region of Ghana
1Yeboah, S. A. & 2Ameyaw, Y.
1Department of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Presbyterrian, University College, Akropong Campus, Akropong-Akuapem, E/R, Ghana.
2Department of Biology and Environmental Education, Faculty of Science Education, University of Education, Winneba, C/R, Ghana.
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page 621-627
Response and performance of maize (Zea mays) to soil amendment in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria
Ojobor, S. A. & Obiazi, C. C.
Department of Agronomy, Delta State University, Asaba Campus, Delta State, Nigeria.
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page 628-631
Thermal behavior and decomposition kinetics of a Pr (III) complex with 4, 6-dihydroxyaurone
1Onkar Singh & 2Karan Singh
1Department of chemistry, Govt. College for Women Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180005, India
2Department of chemistry, Govt. College for Women M. A. Road, Srinagar,India
[Full Article - PDF] page 632-634
Study of external male genitalia of ten species of indian dung beetles (coleoptera: scarabaeidae: scarabaeinae)
1Kailash Chandra  & 2Devanshu Gupta
1Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, West Bengal, India
2Zoological Survey of India, Jabalpur-482002, Madhya Pradesh, India
[Full Article - PDF] page 635-638
Kinetics and thermal decomposition of  Sm (III) complex with embelin (2,5- DIHYDROXY-3-UNDECYL-p-BENZOQUINONE)
1Onkar Singh & 2Karan Singh
1Department of Chemistry, Govt. College for women Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, India
2Department of Chemistry, Govt. College for women, M. A. Road Srinagar, India.
[Full Article - PDF] page 639-641
Allometric growth of different traits in heavy ecotype of Nigerian local chicken
1Ohagenyi, I.J., 2Machebe N.S., 1Ogbu, K.I., 1Emennaa, C.I. & 1Udokainyang, A.D.
1Ohagenyi, I. Justina. Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Vom, P.O BOX 001, Plateau state, Nigeria.
2Mechebe, S.N. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu state, Nigeria.
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page 642-645
Polymeric complexes of embelin with some metal ions
1Onkar Singh , 2Karan Singh  & 3Gauri D.Bajju
1Department of chemistry, Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu -180 001, India
2Department of chemistry, Govt. College for women,  M. A  road  Srinagar, India
3Department of chemistry, University of Jammu, Jammu-180 0006, India
[Full Article - PDF] page 646-650
Environmental impact of an abandoned composting unit in Bangalore
Pratibha D’Souza* and R. K. Somashekar
Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Bangalore – 560056, India
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page 651-661
Uranyl complexes with some polyphenolic ligands                     
1Onkar Singh, 2Karan Singh  & 3Gauri D. Bajju
1Department of chemistry, Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu -180 001, India.
2Department of chemistry, Govt. College for women,  M. A  road  Srinagar, India.
3Department of chemistry, University of Jammu, Jammu-180 0006, India
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page 662-664
Morpho - histological study on the development of kidney and ureter in hatching and adulthood racing pigeon (columba livia domestica)
Ramzi Abdul-Gahaffor Abood AL-Ajeely & Fadhil S. Mohammed.
College of Veterinary Medicine Dept. of Anatomy and Histology, University of Baghdad, Iraq.
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page 665-677
An assessment of factors constraining coffee production and marketing in Nigeria
1Ayoola, J.B., 1Ayoola, G. B. & 2Ladele, A. A.
1Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Kogi State University, Farm and Infrastructure Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria,
2Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
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page 678-683
A randomized comparison of ginger and navidoxine in the treatment of nausea and vomiting for pregnancy
1Nawal Khairy Hussain AL-Ani & 2Nada Flaih Hassan AL-Aboudy
1High Inst. Infert. Diag. & Art. Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad/Iraq
2Specialist  in Al-Samarai Hospital Infertility Center, Baghdad/Iraq
[Full Article - PDF]
page 684-687
Evaluation of specific biochemical values in clinically normal and anemic awassi sheep
AL-Hadithy H. AH. and AL-Badawi N. M.
Department of Internal and Preventive Medicine- College of Veterinary Medicine-Baghdad University-Iraq.
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page 688-691
Treatment of unwanted facial hair in iraqi hirsute females by intense pulsed light
Maytham m. Al- hilo, shakir j. Al-saedy & wasan muhe saleh
Al-kindy teaching hospital, baghdad, iraq.
[Full Article - PDF] page 692-695
Insecticidal activities of two meliaceous plants against Trogoderma granarium Everts (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)
Abdalla Abdelrahim Satti & Mokhtar Mohamed Elamin

Department of Alternatives to Pesticides and Biocontrol, Environment and Natural Resources Research Institute, National Centre for Research, P.O. Box 6096, Khartoum, Sudan
E-mail:; Mobile: 00249 916017797
[Full Article - PDF] page 696-701
Tolerance of ceresan and difolatan by rhizosphere microfungi of groundnut (Arachis hypogea L )  C.V. SB-11 Ramling S. Saler
P.G. Department of Botany, K.T.H.M. College, Gangapur  Road, Nashik-2 Maharashtra, India
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page 702-704

Studies on production, morphology and free amino acids of pollen of four members in the genus Nymphaea L. (Nymphaeaceae)
Debasis Bhunia & Amal Kumar Mondal
Department of Botany and Forestry, Plant Taxonomy, Biosystematics and Molecular Taxonomy Laboratory,
Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India
[Full Article - PDF] page 705-718

Case Study

Short Communicationg

Solid state fermentation of rice chaff as substrate (variety: devamallige) for fibrinolytic enzyme production by Penicillium chrysogenum AGSF16
*1Gopinath, S.M., Sneha, S.H. & Krishnamurthy, R.
Dept of Biotechnology, Acharya Institute of Technology, Soladevanahalli, Bangalore - 560090 India
P.G. Studies & research in Microbiology, Brindavan college of science, Bangalore-560094, India
*Corresponding author
[Full Article - PDF] page 719-722
Does income influence nutrition?- An economic analysis
1Kavitha, V., 2Shashekala, S.G., 3Sumathi, M., 1Kavitha, B.
1Department of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 641003,
2Manager Content, IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Ltd, Bangalore,
3M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai-113.India
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page 723-727