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Distribution and status of West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) in Niger – JBES

Boureima Boubacar, A. Amadou Oumani, Morou Boubé, Mahamane Ali, Yamba Boubacar Secrétariat Exécutif du Conseil National de l’Environnement pour un Développement Durable, Cabinet du Premier Ministre, Niamey, Niger Département de Génie Rural et Eaux et Forêts, Faculté d’Agronomie et des Sciences de l’Environnement de l’Université Dan Dicko Dankoulodo de Maradi, Maradi, Niger Département de Biologie, […]

Comparison of plant species indices under wildlife and livestock grazing site – JBES

Samira Hossein Jafari, Ali Akbar Karimian Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, University of Gorgan, Iran Faculty of Natural Resources, Yazd University, Iran Key words: Plant indices, Arid rangelands, Wildlife, Livestock, Kalmand-Bahadoran, Yazd Abstract Vegetation changes in terms of specific plant or family can determine vegetation composition, rangeland condition, grazing pressure and herbivores food preference. Therefore, […]

The impact of ballast water disposal of commercial vessels, diversity of species and tide time in the west monsoon in port of Tanjung Emas Semarang – JBES

Agus Tjahjono, Azis Nur Bambang, Sutrisno Anggoro Graduate Program on Environmental Science, School of Postgraduate Studies Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia Engineering Department, Semarang Merchant Marine Polytechnic, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia Departement of Environmental Sciences, School of Postgraduate Studies Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java, , Indonesia Key words: Ballast Water, PTES, West Monsoon, Pb […]

Effects of salinity on the DNA methylation pattern in barley shoots – JBES

Samira Hamian, Seyyed Abolghasem Mohammadi, Mohammad Moghaddam, Ali Bande Hagh Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, University of Tabriz, Iran Center of Excellence in Cereal Molecular Breeding, University of Tabriz, Iran Key words: Barley, CRED-RA, Methylation pattern, Salinity stress Abstract Salinity is a crucial factor which inhibits crop production worldwide. Recent pieces of evidence reveal […]

Indirect speciation of Cr (VI) and Cr (III) in water and food samples using newly synthesized amberlite XAD-7 functionalized resin – JBES

Maria Sadia Department of Chemistry, University of Malakand, Pakistan Key words: Preconcentration, Speciation, Chromium species, Amberlite XAD-7, Diphenylcarbazide Abstract The availability of good quality water is essential for avoiding diseases and improving the quality of life. The increase in both industrial activities and human population has adversely affected several aspects of the environment including the […]

Evaluation of rice genotypes for resistance to the stalk-eyed fly (Diopsis longicornis) in rice in Uganda – IJAAR

Charles Ganteh Weelar, Michael Hilary Otim, Jimmy Lamo, Bruno Awio, Mildred Ochwo-Ssemakula School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda National Crops Resources Research Institute, Kampala, Uganda Key words: Improved rice genotypes, Stem borers, Infestations, Deadhearts. Abstract Globally, rice production is limited by abiotic and biotic factors. Of the insect pests attacking rice, the stalk-eyed […]

Genetic diversity analysis of snail species (Mollusca: Gastropoda) using molecular marker technology – JBES

Javaria Altaf, Naureen Aziz Qureshi, Muhammed Javed Iqbal Siddiqui Department of Zoology, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan Government College Women University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan Department of Zoology, Government Postgraduate College, Faisalabad, Pakistan Key words: Molluscs, Molecular Markers, Molecular Characterization, RAPD Abstract Members of the Phylum Mollusca can be used as model animals to study […]

Mode of inheritance of resistance to the stalk-eyed fly (Diopsis longicornis) in rice – IJAAR

Charles Ganteh Weelar, Jimmy Lamo, Michael Hilary Otim, Bruno Awio, Mildred Ochwo-Ssemakula School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda National Crops Resources Research Institute, Kampala, Uganda Key words: Quantitative inheritance, combining ability, Gene action, Rice. Abstract Stalk eyed flies (D. longicornis and D. apicalis) are pests of economic importance on rice. Of the two […]

Thermodynamics and adsorption studies of rhodamine-b dye onto organoclay – JBES

Hassan A. EL-Adawy, Elsayed M. Elnaggar Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, AL-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, AL-Baha University, EL-Makhwa, KSA Key words: Organoclay, Rhodamine-B adsorption, Kinetics, Equilibrium, Thermodynamic Abstract Thermodynamics and adsorption studies were conducted with a dye of Rhoda mine-B (RB) on organoclay (OC). Adsorption of the dye was investigated […]

Dytiscidae, Noteridae and Hydrophilidae of semi-arid rivers and reservoirs of Burkina Faso: species inventory, diversity and ecological notes – JBES

I.Kaboré, M.A. Jäch, A. Ouéda, O. Moog, W. Guenda, A.H. Melcher Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, University of BOKU, Vienna, Austria Natural History Museum of Vienna, Austria Laboratory of Biology and Ecology Animals (LBEA),, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Key words: Aquatic beetles, Vegetation, Semi-arid, Burkina Faso, […]