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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, […]

Valorization of shea caterpillar droppings (Cirina butyrospermi Vuillet) in the ecological management of soil fertility in Burkina Faso – IJAAR

K. Coulibaly, A.P.K Gomgnimbou, B. Bacye, H.B. Nacro, M.P. Sedogo Laboratoire d’étude et de recherche sur la fertilité du sol (LERF), Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso (UPB) Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Laboratoire Sol Eau Plante, Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherche Agricole (INERA), Bobo- Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Laboratoire Sol-Eau-Plante, Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherche Agricole (INERA), […]

Mandibular shape variation among size classes in the worker ants of Pheidologeton diversus – JBES

Mark Anthony J. Torres, Eugene Vernon V. Tañedo Jr. Department of Biological Sciences, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines Key words: Mandible, Shape, Size-classes, Pheidologeton diversus. Abstract The geometric morphometric approach of landmark analysis was utilized in this study to compare the shapes of the mandibles of three size classes of the ant […]

Resilience to stress of woody species in Faidherbia albida (Del) A. Chev. and Prosopis africana (Guill., Perrot and Rich.) Taub. parklands in the Sahelian Niger – JBES

Moussa Massaoudou, Larwanou Mahamane, Karim Saley, Saadou Mahamane Department of Natural Resources Management (DGRN), National Institute of Agricultural Research of Niger (INRAN), P.O.Box 240 Maradi, Niger African Forest Forum (AFF), World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Dan Dicko Dankoulodo of Maradi, Niger Department of Biology, Faculty […]